A bond referendum that would have allocated $71 million of taxpayer money to improvements at Byrnes High School failed to pass by a landslide last Tuesday.
Forced to close
Due to a lack of supplies, God’s pantry, a nonprofit established in 2002 currently serving about 345 families, was forced to close all 13 of its pantry sites last week. God’s pantry is in desperate need of volunteers and nonperishable food items.
Wellford council passed the second and final reading for an amended zoning ordinance during a special called meeting. The matter was timely because it halted the second phase of a housing development presently under construction.
Non-profit and other organizations with donation bins throughout Greer can expect regulations on bin placements and upkeep. During Monday night’s meeting, the Greer Planning Commission reviewed and tabled a text amendment for collection bins that aims to make them more aesthetically pleasing and consistently maintained and regulated.
Nearly 700 women attended United Way Women’s Leadership’s annual “Women Make a Difference” luncheon last Thursday at the TD Convention Center.
It’s the time of year when the chill in the air brings leaves tumbling down, while adults gear up for football games and children plan their costumes and trick-or-treating routes. Pursuant to the season, Oktoberfest is just around the corner.
An ordinance regulating smoking in public places and places of employment to protect the public against the harmful effects of secondhand smoke has been a divided issue among council and business owners in Duncan.
Spartanburg District Five voters flocked to the polls during a special election Tuesday to decide whether or not the school district should spend more than $70 million making improvements to Byrnes High School.
Since residents voted in favor of changing Lyman’s government to council form, Mayor Rodney Turner, who publicly opposed the change, has been absent from council meetings.
Other town employees have been terminated or resigned.
Commercial and residential construction in Greer appears to be on the upswing compared to previous years.
Greer’s commercial construction year-to-date has reached its highest valuation since 2011, equaling more than $26.4 million--the highest January through July totals in past four years.