It’s back-to-school week in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties, and that means it's picture time! We asked readers to submit their favorite first-day-of-school pictures, and the results are on page B7 of this week’s newspaper.
The City of Greer is looking to repair and widen Brookshire Road due to deteriorating conditions.
Work is set to begin in mid-to-late September, according to Steve Grant, City Engineer.
Grant presented several options for the project to Greer City Council last week.
“This area is transitioning to industrial,” Grant said.
Officials say the City of Greer should not have been named in a June lawsuit that brought allegations against the Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) and other Upstate municipalities.
The civil suit, which was filed in Newberry County, named both Greer CPW and the city, along with the City of Rock Hill, Clinton and Union.
A proposed tiny home development that would have expanded the reach of Daily Bread Ministries’ STEP program has been denied by the Greer Planning Commission.
Four incumbents will be unopposed in the City of Greer’s non-partisan general election on Nov. 5.
Candidate filing for local races closed last Thursday at noon.
Greer residents Mark Hopper and Andrew Hopkins filed to run for the District 3 seat on Greer City Council.
Officials say a Greer man died last Sunday night at Fall Creek Landing on Lake Keowee.
According to a information from Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis, Jose Adrian Ramirez, 20, was swimming in an area near the main boat landing when witnesses say he appeared to struggle and then disappeared.
Anytime Fitness to host Blood Drive
Be a hero and meet a hero at Anytime Fitness’s Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 21 from 5-9 p.m. at 955 W Wade Hampton Blvd, # 1A, Greer.
Members of the Marines, Navy, and Army will be present to lead fitness challenges and meet members of the community.
Cafe Lounge and CKO Kickboxing have signed leases for spaces to be constructed at 3120 Brushy Creek Road in Greer.
The project, which is expected to start in September, will include a 9,000-square-foot building on 1.17 acres with two 1,200 square feet suites still available.
Covenant United Methodist Church is still growing.
The church has constructed an 18,000-square-foot children’s building that will be the home for CovKids (birth through fifth graders) and the church’s preschool, Covenant Christian Academy, which is continuing to expand as well.
The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) is lowering residential water tap fees for local residents.
According to officials, rates will be dropping from $500 to $325 inside the city limits, and from $1,300 to $1,125 outside the city limits.