Clemson University’s National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has entered into an agreement with the S.C. Department of Education to analyze needs and provide support to the state’s 26 at-risk schools.
The 2014 Greer High School Oldies reunion is approaching quickly. The reunion is set for May 16-17 and begins with a storytelling event at Stomping Grounds in downtown on May 16.
Jimmy Benson will be the corporate sponsor for the event, as he celebrates 50 years in business in Greer.
Twenty-five celebrities will be in Greenville the week of May 12 for the 2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am, presented by SYNNEX Corporation, including 10 first-time participants. Officials also announced two new celebrity components, including featured celebrity groupings and six celebrities to play in Sunday’s final round.
BMW Group will expand its services in the Greer area, spending $1 billion between now and 2016 to create 800 additional jobs.
Celebrating 20 years of production in the U.S., BMW officials made the announcement last Friday at a gathering featuring U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
About a year after her home on East Bearden Street in Greer was condemned, 77-year-old Mary Lou Franklin returned to the place she had lived since she was 8 years old.
What she found was a brand new house.
“I like it,” Franklin said with her hand firmly grasping the banister on her new front porch.
The Greer Fire Department presented the 2013 annual report during the March 25 Greer Council meeting.
A rainy Saturday was no match for the City of Greer’s first International Festival.
The event, which ran from 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. last weekend, saw hundreds of attendees come to Greer City Hall to support and represent more than 30 countries.
Amy Cofield’s background – education, law, business-owner – is what she said makes her a good fit for state superintendent.
Now, in business with her brother since 2002, Cofield practices law at Cofield Law Firm in Lexington. She wants to focus on teacher evaluations and retaining good teachers.
to hold book signing
Leland Burch will sign copies of his new book, “Greer, S.C. — the Center of the Universe,” during an open house at Dobson’s Gifts, 1407 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer, on Thursday, April 3, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Since being born in the Reedy River nine years ago, he has become one of the most well known frogs in the Upstate.