Tom Thompson came to South Carolina from Chicago in 1982 to accept a high school principal position in Fairfield County. He has been here ever since.
Greer Relief’s seventh annual Care Fair through Helping Hands will take place Saturday, April 26 at 3610 Brushy Creek Road, from 10 a.m.-noon. The fair provides free services and information to low-income families.
Officials are in need of 70 volunteers for the upcoming Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest.
Volunteers are needed in ticket booths on Saturday, May 3 at any of the following shifts: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-4 p.m., 4-7 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
Dr. James P. Clements will be installed as the 15th president of Clemson University Friday, May 9, giving a unique twist to the school’s spring commencement ceremonies.
According to city officials, spring cleaning in the City of Greer often turns up bulky and nuisance trash items not collected in weekly garbage collection.
The annual Amnesty Day at the City of Greer Recycling Center on April 26 will provide an opportunity for city residents to dispose of those items at no cost.
Korean War and World War II veterans will depart to see historic memorials as part of the largest Honor Flight the Upstate of South Carolina has seen on April 22.
The 30th installment of Greer’s annual Family Festival will feature The Marshall Tucker Band.
Greer residents braved the soggy conditions last year for the spring event, but officials are hoping for better weather this time around.
Presently, 12 states prohibit the use of hand-held cellphones while driving and 43 states ban texting while driving.
The City of Greer is considering passing an ordinance to ban texting, emailing and the use of electronic media when driving. Drivers, however, will still be permitted to talk on cellphones.
An ordinance prohibiting the use of mobile phones for text messaging, electronic media or emailing while driving dominated the April 8 Greer Council meeting, as councilmembers expressed opposing views on the issue.
Red Cross New Disaster
An orientation for new volunteers or people considering volunteering will be held on April 17 and June 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Spartanburg Office, 131 E. Main St., and May 6 and June 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Greenville Office, 940 Grove Road.