On a partition of Scott Ruttgers’ cubicle at the Greer Police Department, a name has been replaced by the nickname, “The Dog Catcher.” Considering the zoo of animals Ruttgers, has had to deal with, the nickname might not be sufficient.
A routine traffic stop turned into a mobile meth lab bust Tuesday afternoon on Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greer.
A new knife and firearm business recently opened its doors in downtown Greer, and owner Scott White is hoping to put the emphasis back on training.
Known as “A Southern Shootery,” Carolina Barrel and Blade offers firearm training, self-defense and active shooter courses, as well as an indoor range.
After more than 40 years in education, Greer High School Principal Marion Waters is calling it a career.
Waters announced that he would be retiring at the end of the school year last week. He is currently finishing up his 45th year in the field of education.
He said the decision to retire was made last summer.
What would you do with more than a billion dollars?
That’s the question many people in Greer have been contemplating over the last two weeks, as the Powerball Jackpot for the South Carolina Education Lottery has spiked to more than $1.4 Billion.
The higher the jackpot goes, the more interest there seems to be in the game.
The Wellford Police Department is encouraging citizens to form neighborhood watch groups.
During Tuesday night’s city council meeting, police chief Tim Alexander said the department responded to 729 events in December.
“Ya’ll were busy, weren’t you?” councilmember Wymond Wilkins exclaimed.
City of Greer
The 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 18, 2016 at the Events Center at Greer City Hall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the City of Greer Recreation Office at 446 Pennsylvania Ave. Greer, 29650 or by calling 848-2190.
As a vintage motorcycle revivalist, Kirk Chapman has a penchant for turning the useless into something useful, and he’s showing this by opening a retail and motorcycle shop in a couple of Taylors buildings that have been vacant for quite some time.
The Greer office of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company closed its doors last Thursday.
As employees left the premises Thursday afternoon, management did not speak, refusing to answer questions of how many employees had been laid off and how much notice was given.
by Freddy Groves
For The Greer Citizen