Each December, Mark White becomes the embodiment of Santa Claus, bringing to life the faith and magic of Christmas for adults and children alike. But, White’s transition into St. Nick began unexpectedly.
Greer resident Timothy Ronald Howard, owner of American Waste Septic Tank Service, was arrested and charged with perjury and obstructing justice in relation to the investigation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being found in the wastewater collection system.
Weather and increased rates from wholesalers are reasons Greer Commission of Public Works customers could be seeing higher bills.
The commission passed its budget for 2014, which includes increases in facilities charges. Electric rates will increase seven percent.
Greenville County Schools saw a “significant increase,” in on-time graduation rates, rising from 72.4 percent to 76.9 percent, along with increases in most subgroups.
Jason McCreary, accountability and quality assurance director, presented the board of trustees with the most recent graduation rates.
The City of Greer’s annual audit indicated “excellent” financial standings for the 2012 to 2013 fiscal year, according to Johnny Britt, CPA with S. Preston Douglas & Associates LLP.
Britt gave the city’s annual audit during the Dec. 11 Greer City Council meeting.
Courtnie McKinney is in the business of selling the intangible — a cure for lung disease.
Because of the efforts of McKinney and volunteers, the American Lung Association has been able to expand its programs, some of which are now offered at Village Hospital, located in community room 250 on Westmoreland Road in Greer.
God’s Pantry needs spaghetti, cereal, beans, rice, mixes, boxed items, oatmeal, grits, Ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, canned meats, vegetables, fruits and tomato products, peanut butter, dessert mixes, snacks, condiments, coffee and drink mixes.
The Creative Advancement Centers After School Program was recognized for its service to the Greer community by BMW Manufacturing Co. at an awards ceremony held in Munich Germany on Nov. 20.
The Creative Advancement Centers is a collaborative partner with the Greenville County Schools and The City of Greer.
Lyman Town Council called a special meeting on Dec. 11 to discuss a contractual matter during executive session. No actions were taken during executive session, but following the session, council unanimously approved a resolution for a contract with Eurodrive, located at 1295 Old Spartanburg Highway in Lyman.
Wellford Town Council passed an amendment for a new wrecker rotation ordinance following feedback from council during a recent special called meeting.
The amendment proposes the allowance of wreckers based outside of the town, but with storage lots in the city, to be placed on the wrecker rotation.