Greater Greer Education Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to area students
MAY 23, 2019

David Dolge presents at $1,000 scholarship to Wyatt Armstrong.

A dozen students were awarded $1,000 scholarships each on Wednesday at Greer City Hall by the Greater Greer Education Foundation during its annual event.

Travis Olmert, Foundation Chairman, said, “It gives us the opportunity to award outstanding students additional funding as they seek a career in various fields.”

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Blue Ridge grad serving aboard combat ship USS Tulsa
JAN 30, 2019

Petty Officer 1st Class Steven S. Whitsitt

A 2000 Blue Ridge High School graduate and Greer native is serving aboard the future USS Tulsa, a combat ship home ported in San Diego. 

Petty Officer 1st Class Steven S. Whitsitt is a mineman responsible for hunting and neutralizing mines for safe passage of other ships. “The fact that I’ve been able to work with people from all walks of life has made my Navy career enjoyable,” said Whitsitt.

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Greer crushes Blue Ridge, finishes unbeaten in region
OCT 26, 2018

Greer scored its most points this season and crushed rival Blue Ridge, 63-6, Friday night at Dooley Field.

The Yellow Jackets finished unbeaten, 5-0, in Region II-AAAA and 9-1 overall. Greer won nine consecutive games after an opening-season loss to 5A Byrnes.

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100 deadliest days for teen drivers
MAY 30, 2018

100 deadliest days for teen drivers

More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That is an average of 10 people per day – a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. 

As school lets out for summer, AAA  Carolinas stresses the importance of preparing and educating inexperienced teen drivers for some of the most dangerous driving days of the year.

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Blue Ridge football has new football coach
JAN 11, 2018

James Thurn is the new head football coach at Blue Ridge High School.

James Thurn has been named the new head football coach at Blue Ridge High School. He replaces Shane Clark, who resigned after five seasons (21-33 record and four playoff appearances) to concentrate on his athletic director duties.

Thurn, 28, was offensive coordinator at Westside High School the past two years. Clark added athletic director to his duties at BRHS in 2013-2014.

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Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant
DEC 8, 2017

Special Ed teacher gives big 'Thank you' for grant

Angie Jarecki, a special education teacher at Blue Ridge Middle School, sends a big “Thank you” for the $1,500 grant she wrote and was awarded by Walmart in Greer.

“The additional funds are always needed to make classroom activities more engaging and fun for all students, but especially for my special education students,” wrote Jarecki.

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Ludley, Greer High Principal, is Grand Marshal for Christmas Parade
NOV 28, 2017

Greer High School Principal Justin Ludley, and his family, will lead the Christmas Parade.

Greer High School Principal Justin Ludley, his wife Barrett, and their oldest child James, 3, will lead the Christmas Parade  through Greer on Sunday Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Justin and Barrett’s 6-month old triplets (Tess, Anna, and Will) will be at home.

The parade culminates Greer's weekend of festive activities,

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Eastside, Greer dominate All-Region II team
NOV 6, 2017

Greer Head Football Coach is the Region II-AAAA Coach of the Year.

The All-Region II-AAAA football team was announced Monday with Eastside and Greer dominating the 44-player team.

Jordan Morgan, quarterback for Eastside High School, is the Player of the Year and Will Young of Greer is the Coach of the Year.

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Greer, Eastside, Blue Ridge, Byrnes begin playoffs tonight
NOV 3, 2017

The high school football playoffs begin tonight with all games at 7:30.

Greer appears to be one of the most balanced teams head coach Will Young has fielded in the playoffs. The Yellow Jackets will enjoy home field advantage through the playoffs.

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Blue Ridge overcomes Riverside in final seconds
SEP 1, 2017

Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith powers through Riverside defense for extra yards,

Jake Smith scored on a 1-yard run on fourth down with 11 seconds left in the game and Tyree Cofield ran in the two-point conversion to give the Blue Ridge Tigers a come-from-behind 28-27 win over Riverside High School Thursday night at The Reservation.

Blue Ridge scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to come back from a 13-point deficit at the end of three quarters, trailing Riverside, 27-14.

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Blue Ridge at Riverside game changed
AUG 31, 2017

The possibility of wet weather on Friday has some high schools rescheduling games to Thursday night.

Blue Ridge at Riverside, 7 p.m.

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Blue Ridge loses to BHP
AUG 19, 2017

Blue Ridge loses to BHP

Blue Ridge High School lost its season-opening game to Belton-Honea Path, 42-0, Friday night.

Blue Ridge hosts Landrum next Friday in a 7:30 p.m. game.

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Greer, Blue Ridge, Riverside open high school football
AUG 18, 2017

A battle between top 10 ranked teams and new beginnings for two other teams highlight the first week of high school football tonight.

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Greer ranked No. 6 in 4A, play No. 7 Westside on Friday
AUG 16, 2017

Gold football shoes will be worn by some Greer High School football players.

Greer High School is ranked No. 6 in Class 4A in the first South Carolina High School Media football poll.

Greer plays its opening game at Class 5A No. 7 ranked Westside Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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Blue Ridge spends first day in pads at Pickens scrimmage
AUG 5, 2017

Blue Ridge spends first day in pads at Pickens scrimmage

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3 area students place second in prestigious national 3D Animation competition
JUL 10, 2017

David Dunlap, Reed Howell and Sam Stewart finished second in the prestigious Future Business Leaders of America 3D Animation competition in Anaheim, Calif.

Three Blue Ridge High School students have earned second place in a prestigious 3D Animation presentation in Anaheim, Calif.

David Dunlap, Reed Howell and Sam Stewart, competing in the Future Business Leaders of America competition, finished behind first place Timber Creek High School from Texas.

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Students from area selected for Furman's Bridges to a Brighter Future
JUN 20, 2017

Students from area selected for Furman's Bridges to a Brighter Future

Twenty-six Greenville County high school students have been invited to participate in Bridges to a Brighter Future at Furman University, a program whose mission is to give students the tools and support they need to overcome barriers, graduate from high school and enroll in college. The new class marks the 21st year of the educational outreach program.

“Bridges students have already demonstrated both academic and leadership potential by their ninth grade year, yet they face financial barriers or personal circumstances that may prevent them from achieving what they are truly capable of,” said Carrie Silver, director of Bridges to a Brighter Future. “Here, students participate in life-changing experiences that help them discover who they are to build the self-confidence and resiliency they need to succeed in life.”

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Greer, Blue Ridge seniors awarded $10,000 scholarships from CBL Foundation
MAY 31, 2017

Candace Jensen, Greer High School

CBL Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 higher education scholarships to three local students.

Greer High School seniors Candace Jensen and Victoria Schneider were both winners of the 2107 Robert F. Williams Scholarship, named for a past CBL Board Chairman and member of the South Carolina State Board of Education. Jensen will attend the University of Georgia, while Schneider will attend Clemson University.

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Jerry Henson Field dedicated for beloved Blue Ridge coach and teacher
MAY 31, 2017

The Henson family celebrated the naming of Jerry Henson Field with Trent Henson, left, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Henson, middle, and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Henson, far right.

Jerry Henson, for more than 50 years has left his mark on the Blue Ridge Athletic Program, the community and has coached and mentored many former athletes and generations of families.

The Blue Ridge community, family and friends and many others Jerry Henson has crossed paths on the athletic field and in the classroom honored their favorite son by naming the baseball field, “Jerry Henson Field”.

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GGEF awards 13 $1,000 scholarships to Greer area students
MAY 18, 2017

Logan Gillespie

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $13,000 in scholarships to 13 students from six high schools in the Greater Greer area Tuesday afternoon at Greer City Hall.

 Students were selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn will present scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.  

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