Oktoberfest returns this Saturday

Fall has finally arrived and Greer is getting ready to celebrate.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Greer State Bank Greer Station Oktoberfest will take place this Saturday, from noon-10 p.m., downtown.

The event will mark the 10th installment of Oktoberfest, and will feature a number of fan-favorite activities.

Greer native John Wood had a unique way of honoring veterans during Wednesday’s convoy.  He drove his tractor to the edge of his property at Highway 290 to display a painted wooden version of Old Glory he created with his wife for Independence Day.  Wood, whose father was a veteran, said he’d been waiting all day to salute the former servicemen.

Military convoy rolls into Greer

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Greer was treated to an afternoon parade last Wednesday as a convoy of military vehicles traveled up Poinsett Street on its way from Washington D.C. to San Diego, California.

The convoy is following a transcontinental route, established by the United States Army 95 years ago.

Area departments are planning events to educate the public during Fire Prevention Week.

Stations promote fire safety

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A week that focuses on fire prevention tends to become a month-long affair for local fire departments.

Departments across the nation will celebrate Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 4–10, hoping to spread an important message to local residents.

Greer woman dies

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A Greer resident died Saturday morning while trying to help victims of a car crash.

A report from the Greenville County Coroner’s Office said Jessica Nicole Smith, 29, fell to her death on an I-385 bridge that crosses over U.S. 276.

The Town of Lyman is currently in the process of replacing old sewer lines.

Lyman replaces lines

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Lyman is in the midst of a multi-stage project to replace old sewer lines in the mill village.

Donnie Wetzel, Lyman town councilman, said the lines have been repaired over the years, but they have not been replaced since the 1920s.

“They reached their life expectancy, so it’s time to upgrade,” he said.


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