In June, without the support of Greer, Greenville County voted to absorb the Recreation District after it disbanded, leaving some cities that were impacted questioning what they would receive in return for the tax increase.
On Dec. 16, 3-year-old Ian Greene was crushed by a television that fell on him, causing four skull fractures, swelling of the brain and blood on the brain, busted ear drums, a broken jaw and broken facial bones.
Road to recovery
The Board of Zoning Appeals passed a request for a LED sign to be placed in front of Riverside Baptist Church.
Last summer, I watched a lesser-known movie called “A Late Quartet.” It’s about a group of classical musicians who played together many years before egos and personality conflicts got in the way. It isn’t a particularly great film, and wouldn’t even be that memorable if not for Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s performance.
Top taxidermists converged on Raleigh, N.C. in January for the Big Rock Sports North American Taxidermy Championship, and Greer resident Billy Elder took home an award.
Elder won in the amateur division for his bear shoulder mount.
Mounts were entered in five divisions: youth, amateur, master’s, professional and dealer’s choice.
Southern Dance Connection does more than teach its students to dance. The studio emphasizes giving back to the community as well, according to Lindsay Roberts, Southern Dance Connection owner/director.
Chandler Creek Elementary is teaming up with parents, grandparents and other community members to form a tutoring and mentoring program.
The school is launching Friends of the CREEK (Community Residents Ensuring Education for Kids) next week, pairing about 35-40 mentors with students.
Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy spoke about community support and future expansion at the South Carolina Inland Port opening reception in Greer on Friday.
The Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute has been making strides in the past decade, and Greer residents could soon be the benefactors.
The center began 10 years with a vision to build a cancer center focused on the care of patients. That vision remains alive today.