By Cathy Womble
Lake Okeechobee News
By Cathy Womble
Hotel and parking garage construction in downtown Greer is behind schedule, city officials announced last week.
According to City of Greer Administrator Ed Driggers, design work, grading and approvals have taken longer than expected.
Road work on Trade Street is nearing completion. At least, for now.
Brick pavers are being installed on the 100 Block, and crews have set a date of Nov. 4 to have Trade Street back open to the public for the holiday shopping season.
Crews have been given the green light to begin demolition at Kids Planet in Greer.
The City of Greer has finished removing personalized items from the Century Park playground, and Greer City Council has unanimously approved a bid by Wilma’s Pump and Tank to start demo at a cost of $43,000.
The Greer Police Department is teaming up with Greer CPW to get un-wanted prescription medication off the streets.
A Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greer CPW, located at 301 McCall Street near downtown.
The Town of Lyman is making plans to renovate the old library near Lyman Town Hall.
Lyman Council unanimously approved a resolution to issue the interior renovation project, totaling $17,474.15, to Picture Perfect Painting Monday night.
Foundation recruiting for Conservation Corps
Palmetto Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is accepting applications from anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent to serve full time for six months to a year with the Palmetto Conservation Corps.
Greer Relief is partnering with FoodShare Greenville to introduce a new FoodShare Partner Site in Greer.
To celebrate, Greer Relief is having a FoodShare Open House at Greer Relief on Wednesday, October 23, from 2-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Bonds Career Center will play host to the first GreerMade Fall Festival.
The family-friendly event, held in partnership with the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, is set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. It is open to the public.
Jack Lucas will take over as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Banker at Countybank’s Greer branch.
Lucas comes to Countybank with more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, having most recently served as Greer Market President and Senior Vice President for Grand South Bank.