Several Greer businesses and local leaders were recognized last Thursday at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s annual celebration.
The South Carolina Inland Port met and exceeded goals during its first fiscal year of operation.
The port in Greer handled 42,555 rail moves, trumping a previously set goal of 40,000. Container lifts more than doubled, increasing from 1,711 in January to 3,741 in December.
By the conclusion of last year, the City of Greer issued 2,623 permits and conducted 7,875 inspections, generating more than $117 million in construction permits.
Of those permits, $51 million were commercial and $44 million were residential.
Vivian Kilpatrick entered her 102nd birthday party wearing a fuzzy pink tiara she received at her 90th, a pink beaded necklace she received at her 100th and a sweatshirt stating, “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.”
Blue Ridge Lions Club
The Peterbilt Store, a proposed truck dealership and repair shop, was the only item reviewed during January’s Greer Planning Advisory Committee meeting.
Formally it is known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Informally, most refer to it as Obamacare. But whatever you choose to call it, there’s no debate the new law has changed the face of health insurance as we know it. The ins and outs of the ACA are difficult to comprehend and even harder to explain. So, with the Feb.
Following accusations and debate, Lyman Council opted to table a resolution proposing to reject the purchase of televisions from a local church.
A celebration of heritage and a reflection on history took place at Greer City Hall Monday when residents and city officials gathered to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the 13th Annual Celebration Luncheon.
Sue Hollingsworth stood overjoyed outside Greer’s D&D Motors last Thursday morning as she was handed the keys to a “like new” reconditioned 2012 Kia Forte.
“I love it,” she said with a smile, holding back tears.