Thursday, April 11, 2013
Eric Lee Graham was arrested for murder of Amber Daniel, Chris Porcoro.
A third arrest has been made in connection with the 2011 murders of Amber Daniel and Chris Porcoro. Greenville County Sheriff's deputies said Thursday that 29-year-old Eric Lee Graham of Columbia has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. On April 3, 2011, Porcoro and Daniel were found shot to death inside a duplex at 2004 East Lee Road after the authorities responded to a fire call there. As uniformed deputies began to arrive and securei the scene, responding fire department personnel found the two victims, who had been shot. The fire was believed to have been set purposefully following the murder. Scott Lowe, 24, and Manuel Nicolas Granados, 18, were arrested in February. …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Woman in Greer offering sexy, shimmying way to shed pounds.
Lora Amy Bright, recently back in Greer after spending years in Hawaii, is offering an exercise class to women she says is sure to tone and firm in ways no other exercise can. Bright will be leading a six-week "Bellyrobics" class beginning April 1 at a dance studio that specializes in dance fitness exercizes that are, well - anything but ordinary. The North Pole Dance Studios, which primarily offers classes in pole dancing - a skill the business says helps tone and improve flexibility - hired Bright, an experienced belly dancer, to teach a different kind of class based on belly dancing. Bright, who had lived in the area before, lived in Hawaii for six years before moving to back to the Upstate. While in the Pacific, she began taking …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Here is the latest activity report from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office
As part of Patch's continuing effort to provide our readers with consistent coverage of crime in your area, we're happy to provide you with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office's daily activity report. Among the multiple incidents reported in the Greer-Taylors area from March 26 to March 27 to Aug. 6 were multiple burglary calls, as well as an assault and battery case. Calls out of the area include: To view the entire blotter, click the attached report.
Here are the latest announcements from Riverside Middle School in Greer.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The former Taylors Southern Bleachery is bustling with activity under the leadership of Kenneth Walker
In a nearly hidden corner of Taylors, old smokestacks rise into the sky, high above the modest houses of the former mill town. The seemingly paper thin windows of the old bleachery let generous torrents of sunlight pour into the massive building, which in another life bustled with the efforts of 1,000 employees. The Taylors Southern Bleachery, colloquially known as the "old mill," is now but a ghost of what was once a thriving community center. The mill, which treated and dyed cotton, was the catalyst for growth in the area, as dozens of homes were constructed at the behest of the plant owner, Harry Roberts Stephenson. The bleachery opened in 1922, and was a critical part of the fabric of the Taylors culture for decades before it closed …
Here is the latest school bulletin from Greer High School.
BJA students will represent South Carolina in nationals.
Seven members of the Bob Jones Academy Forensic Team advanced from the recent National Forensic League’s (NFL) District Qualifier Tournament and will represent South Carolina at the NFL National Tournament on June 16-21 in Birmingham, Ala. The following students will represent South Carolina at the NFL National Tournament: Additionally, BJA students received bids, based on high placements at local tournaments, to attend the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions on May 10-11 in San Antonio, Texas:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Event will be held on Lake Robinson.
The 18th Annual Greer Family Fest Bass Tournament presented by Greer Commission of Public Works will take place on Saturday, April 13 at Lake Robinson. More than 100 fishermen are expected to participate in this event. Gates will open at 5 a.m., blast off will be at 6:30 a.m. and the weigh-in will be at 3 p.m. Cash prizes are more than $2,000 and the Big Fish Award is $1,000. The deadline for entry is April 6. The tournament kick-off banquet will be held on Friday, April 12 at Riverside Baptist Church at 6 p.m. The banquet includes dinner, door prizes, blast-off drawing, and a special guest speaker. Every participant will receive a t-shirt, a listing of the rules and other door prizes. For more event information or to register to …
Four area high school get gold Palmetto Gold awards.
Eastside, Riverside, Blue Ridge and Wade Hampton High Schools were among the many area schools receiving silver and gold Palmetto Awards this year. Eight high schools, 15 middle schools, 37 elementary schools, and three career centers have earned state recognition for their academic performance and/or closing achievement gaps. The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program recognizes schools that attain high levels of absolute performance and growth, and schools that close the gap between subgroups of students. The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) revised the criteria for Palmetto Silver General Performance this year. Schools in our coverage area receiving the Gold or Silver rating include:
Monday, March 25, 2013
The downtown Greenville location will allow Upstate constituents a more direct connection to the new senator.
Tim Scott, who was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to replace outgoing senator Jim DeMint in December, was in downtown Greenville on Monday for the grand opening of his Upstate office. Scott addressed the media and public who packed the small office on West Broad Street about several issues, including his decision to vote against the Senate-approved budget that included $1 trillion in new tax revenue. Scott said the federal government's penchant for growth is based upon its disdain for the individual, saying the individual is the smallest minority in America. "The government grows bigger because they think they can do what individuals won't do. They're wrong," Scott said. "Individuals needs the resources to take care of indivduals because…