The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Nikki Crabtree as its new director of membership engagement.
The hobby of urban exploration (aka UE or urbex) has gained major traction over the past decade and become a treasured pastime for many young adults. It is a diverse, dangerous and occasionally illegal activity that involves exploring abandoned manmade structures closed to the general public.
In the world of addiction treatment, there are two battles raging – one against the disease and another against the stigma surrounding it.
The non-profit organization Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) is at the forefront of both those fights, and the Greenville chapter is leading the charge in South Carolina.
This will be the 11th year of the Syl Syl Chirstmas Toy Drive, held in memory of Sylvia Holtzclaw.
Sylvia was murdered in the unsolved Blue Ridge Savings Bank robbery that occurred on May 16, 2003.
Her sons, David and Kevin Holtzclaw, haven’t let her untimely death serve as the community’s lasting memory of her.
Greer residents are recycling less and disposing of more, according to a recent report.
Skipper Burns, director of Public Services for the City of Greer, reported during a recent Greer Council meeting that, although the number of residents increased, the amount of material recycled by residents has decreased.
Duncan Council remains at a standstill regarding an ordinance that would regulate smoking in public places and places of employment.
The ordinance, designed to help curb the effects of secondhand smoke, was brought to council in June by Terry Taylor with the South Carolina Tabacco-Free Collaborative. ‘
Gross retail sales have been on the rise in the City of Greer, increasing by 57 percent since 2008.
Dine Out for Mom
The eighth annual Dine out for Mom fundraiser is Thursday, Oct. 23, and 20 percent of purchases made from any of the partnering restaurants will be donated to Let There Be Mom.
A proposed 42-home subdivision on Alexandar Road had several citizens taking to the podium to express their concerns to the Greer Planning Commission on Monday night.
As drafted, the subdivision, which is located on 36-acres of land, will have a single entrance on Alexandar Road.
When Big Thursday began in 1979, a gallon of gas was 19 cents and a postage stamp was 15 cents.
Today, 35 years later, Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is still able provide a warm, meal for $4, but serving 350 meals each weekday costs the ministry $1,400 daily.