Dr. James P. Clements will be installed as the 15th president of Clemson University Friday, May 9, giving a unique twist to the school’s spring commencement ceremonies.
According to city officials, spring cleaning in the City of Greer often turns up bulky and nuisance trash items not collected in weekly garbage collection.
The annual Amnesty Day at the City of Greer Recycling Center on April 26 will provide an opportunity for city residents to dispose of those items at no cost.
Korean War and World War II veterans will depart to see historic memorials as part of the largest Honor Flight the Upstate of South Carolina has seen on April 22.
The 30th installment of Greer’s annual Family Festival will feature The Marshall Tucker Band.
Greer residents braved the soggy conditions last year for the spring event, but officials are hoping for better weather this time around.
Presently, 12 states prohibit the use of hand-held cellphones while driving and 43 states ban texting while driving.
The City of Greer is considering passing an ordinance to ban texting, emailing and the use of electronic media when driving. Drivers, however, will still be permitted to talk on cellphones.
An ordinance prohibiting the use of mobile phones for text messaging, electronic media or emailing while driving dominated the April 8 Greer Council meeting, as councilmembers expressed opposing views on the issue.
Red Cross New Disaster
An orientation for new volunteers or people considering volunteering will be held on April 17 and June 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Spartanburg Office, 131 E. Main St., and May 6 and June 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Greenville Office, 940 Grove Road.
More than 1,000 participants scavenged for 8,800 Easter eggs during the City of Greer’s annual Egg-tastic Easter Event last Saturday at Century Park.
Gary Burgess’ biography “uniquely qualifies” him for the position of South Carolina state superintendent of education. Including his time as a student, he has spent more than 50 years in South Carolina public schools.
Burgess wants to focus, essentially, on getting out of teachers’ way and letting them do their jobs.
Jim Campbell, Interim Director of Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation, requested Duncan Council consider rejoining the Recreation District.