Forced to close
Due to a lack of supplies, God’s pantry, a nonprofit established in 2002 currently serving about 345 families, was forced to close all 13 of its pantry sites last week. God’s pantry is in desperate need of volunteers and nonperishable food items.
The Blood Connection, Inc. (TBC) recently announced it would promote Brian Madden to executive vice president of operations.
Local officials and veterans were on hand last Friday to celebrate the unveiling of the “Veterans Corridor of Honor,” a 12-mile stretch of road on Interstate 385 recognizing six 20th and 21st century wars.
Wellford council amended a zoning ordinance for a new zoning classification passed earlier this year. The amendment to the R-2B zoning changes allow for houses to be built on smaller lots. When the new zoning was introduced, the setbacks were not changed to match the smaller lot sizes permitted.
Greer Community Ministries’ board of directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year include eight returning and five new members. The next meeting of the board is Monday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this month’s board meeting held at the ministry, 738 S. Line St. Ext., Greer.
Tatertot Farr is the grand prize winner in the Greer Community Ministries (GCM) Pet Photo Contest for Meals on Wheels (MOW). Tatertot was one of 16 entries in the contest that was created to bring awareness to the need for pet food donations for Meals on Wheels clients in the Greater Greer area.
The 8th annual Benson OctoberFAST Classic Car Show and Twilight 5K is Saturday, Oct. 4. The fundraiser, benefitting Greer Community Ministries (GCM), will be held at Greer First Baptist Church with the Car Show from noon to 5 p.m., a Kids Fun Run at 5:30 p.m. and the Twilight 5K through Greer at 6 p.m.
Taxpayers can head to the polls Sept. 9 to vote on a referendum that would authorize the District Five school board to borrow up to $71 million in general obligations bonds for a new Byrnes High.
If passed, it would raise the millage rate by 13.4 mills, another $53.60 on owner-occupied home valued at $100,000.
At the beginning of October, Emma’s Law will go into effect, enforcing stricter statewide penalties for DUI offenders.
After learning there was remote access to video recording equipment in Lyman Town Hall, one town employee was placed on suspension without pay and the FBI and SLED opened an investigation.