Duncan’s new Police Chief Carl Long received a standing applause from a packed room after being sworn at the Duncan Town Council meeting on Monday night. Long, who has served on in Duncan since 2005, was promoted from caption to police chief following former Police Chief Ryan Cothran’s resignation to take a position with District 5 schools.
The Partnership for Tomorrow launched its fourth phase this week setting a goal to raise $1 million over the next five years.
The funds will “invest in economic development, community development, quality of life and marketing projects affecting the Greer community,” according to Partnership for Tomorrow officials.
Clemson University’s engineering-and-science majors will have more opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to the real world as part of a new effort that launches this month.
Paris Mountain State Park will hold programs on dragonflies and animal vision on Saturday, July 26.
The Friends of Paris Mountain State Park will host a program at 10 a.m. called “The Amazing World of Dragonflies and Damselflies.”
Friends of the Greenville Zoo wants to know what people think the name of the expected baby giraffe at the Greenville Zoo should be.
The staff at Hollywild Animal Park brought a Syrian brown bear cub (Cyrano) to Moonlight Movies at Greer City Park last Thursday. Cyrano is 6-months-old and already weighs 75 pounds. As families and children looked on, he enjoyed some fresh fruit, like the watermelon pictured here.
Wellford Council passed the final reading of the proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget at the July 1 meeting, which includes a 3.6 mill increase. The increase equals $6.08 based on a $42,000 home.
Fire officials say a lightning strike started a fire that destroyed multiple units in an apartment building in Ashton Woods last Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to the Greer structure at around 4 p.m.
In June, Lyman Council presented an ordinance that may change the town’s form of government.
During a special called meeting on June 11, council passed an ordinance for a referendum election that allows Lyman residents to vote on whether to change to a council form of government or to remain a strong mayor form of government.
Picnic with Paws
Saturday in Taylors
Picnic with Paws will be Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Pavilion Dog Park, 400 Scottsdale Road, Taylors. Bring pets and picnic blankets, everything else is provided.