Friday night, the Creative Advancement Centers held its Christmas program. Children sang songs, read poems and Christmas classics and gave instrumental performances for teachers, parents and fellow students.
Leyly Bagherof, a student at Christ Church Episcopal School and The Fine Arts Center, has been selected for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
Bagherof will perform at the famous New York fixture in February with the Honors Choir.
With Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) changing, at least one local nonprofit is bracing for an influx of people who need food assistance.
Cindy Simpler, Greer Community Ministries executive director, said she expects to see an increase in need as dollars decrease.
Greer Station selling
Greer Station, located at 111B S. Main St., Greer, is selling 2013 Greer Station ornaments, the “A Taste of Greer Station” cookbook and will soon have a Greer Station discount card for 2014. Each item costs $10.
For more information call 416-0125.
There is a price for everything. Over the years, I’ve learned it over and over again.
Just in time for the holidays, Greer Community Ministries received a large gift.
The Blue Ridge Middle School student council coordinated a canned food drive and fundraiser for local food pantries.
“Oh my goodness. We got some cans,” said Cindy Simpler, Greer Community Ministries executive director.
Each December, Mark White becomes the embodiment of Santa Claus, bringing to life the faith and magic of Christmas for adults and children alike. But, White’s transition into St. Nick began unexpectedly.
Greer resident Timothy Ronald Howard, owner of American Waste Septic Tank Service, was arrested and charged with perjury and obstructing justice in relation to the investigation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) being found in the wastewater collection system.
Weather and increased rates from wholesalers are reasons Greer Commission of Public Works customers could be seeing higher bills.
The commission passed its budget for 2014, which includes increases in facilities charges. Electric rates will increase seven percent.
Greenville County Schools saw a “significant increase,” in on-time graduation rates, rising from 72.4 percent to 76.9 percent, along with increases in most subgroups.
Jason McCreary, accountability and quality assurance director, presented the board of trustees with the most recent graduation rates.