A Greenville man has started a scholarship endowment program aimed toward helping veterans get needed funds to pursue vocational and skilled trades training that could lead to employment.
It was a time to celebrate
The annual Kids Parade, organized by Greer Mayor Rick Danner, saw more than 70 local children participating on Fourth of July morning.
Danner said the day was a success.
As part of a public and private collaboration, the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute has been selected as one of the first 10 test sites in the world for a clinical cancer drug trail for patients with squamous cell lung cancer.
Jim and Reba Stephens of Arlington Road, Greer, were selected by the Azalea Garden Club as this month’s residential Yard of the Month. The yard is a simple, low maintenance design with native and drought tolerant plants.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott will host a ceremony Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans.
During the 10 a.m. ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St., Columbia, Medal of Honor recipient Major General James Everett Livingston, USMC (Ret.) will deliver the keynote address.
Hub City Farmers’
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Greer Idol and Greer Idol Teen contestants took to the stage and belted out their best renditions of patriotic-themed songs in honor of veterans and current military personnel during Saturday’s Freedom Blast in downtown Greer. Although they were there to compete, the meaning behind the day did not escape the performers.
During the Duncan Town Council meeting on Monday night, council unanimously passed the second and final reading of the city budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Several residents spoke in opposition of a new proposed apartment home community on Abner Creek Road during the June 24 Greer City Council meeting, expressing concerns about increased traffic on inadequate roads, the effect on emergency response services and the impact the rental property would have on their homes’ values.
The Greer Commission of Public Works is preparing for the future.
The three commissioners voted to give Jeff Tuttle, general manager, the authority to execute a lease, and then eventually purchase, with the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport for a future Victor Hill Road substation.