Friday was the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which is recognized as the turning point of World War II. When more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and French soldiers were invading the coast of Normandy, France, Greer resident Carmella Hudson was stationed in Wales, England, where she served as a nurse at the 232nd Station Hospital.
The City of Greer’s annual Freedom Blast will feature music from the Zac Brown tribute band 20 RIDE, a large fireworks display, photo opportunities with an eagle mascot and a salute to the men and women of the U.S. military.
Regional Coordinator Terry Taylor with the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative presented a smoke-free ordinance to Duncan Council on Monday. If passed, smoking will be prohibited in enclosed workplaces. The State Clean Air Act already prohibits smoking in public facilities.
A rehabilitation homeless shelter continues to take shape in Greer, organized by Daily Bread Ministries. Most recently, a name has been selected: Greer STEP (Shelter to Empower People).
Tall Tales return
to Cannon Centre
Greer Mayor Rick Danner recently signed a proclamation recognizing Young Miss Greer Taylor Singleton’s community service efforts, expressing the city’s support as she competes for Young Miss South Carolina July 15 in Hartsville.
Clemson University has been named one of the nation’s top-ranked, up-and-coming universities with the best returns on investment, according to Best Value Schools.
The school is No. 6 on the website’s list “Ranking the Best Up-And-Coming Universities Based on ROI.”
The Greer Board of Architectural Review, along with the assistance of the Building Development and Standards Department, will work toward establishing historic district and landmark criteria in an effort to preserve the historic integrity of Greer neighborhoods, residences and businesses.
The Citadel Alumni Association recently named Bob Jones University President Steve Pettit, a 1978 business administration graduate of The Citadel, a Distinguished Citadel Alumnus.
Myrtle Smith celebrated her 100th birthday recently.
The Ladies two Mission Groups from Abner Creek Baptist Church sponsored a Tea in her honor on May 11, 2014, at Southern Sisters Sandwich Shop in Historical Reidville, across from the elementary school where her children had attended.