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Student, 16, charged with carrying weapon on school property
NOV 14, 2017

A 16-year-old student has been charged following an altercation on a school bus with another student involving a dart, according the Greer Police Department.

Greer Police was contacted by an administrator with the Greenville County School District concerning a report of an incident on a school bus where a student possibly had a weapon. Officers with the GPD arrived on the scene within two minutes of receiving the call and learned that there were no longer any students on the school bus involved, according to GPD.

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Program in Greer schools could be future of education across state
OCT 31, 2017

Jeff Bertrand, the virtual reality lead at the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development, demonstrates one of the programs available as part of EducateWorkforce.
 
 

By PAUL ALONGI
Clemson University

About 300 students in two Greer schools are beginning to use cutting-edge educational materials to learn the skills they need to land a job in advanced manufacturing, as industry leaders seek a larger pool of highly skilled workers.

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NGU honors faithful supporters at 125th Anniversary celebration
OCT 31, 2017

Russell Ashmore Jr.
 

North Greenville University presented its inaugural Leo Vernon Powell Legacy Award, and honored faithful supporters, at its 125th anniversary celebration in Greenville.

The Legacy Awards were given posthumously to Ruth Ashmore, wife of Russell C. Ashmore, Jr. from Taylors, and Dr. David Hayes, a 1988 North Greenville graduate and husband of Debbie Hayes from Monroe, N.C.

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Look for the teal pumpkins
OCT 26, 2017

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McAbee wins national powerlifting championship
OCT 23, 2017

 Carson McAbee, from Greer, won the USA Powerlifting Championship.
 
 
 

Carson McAbee is a gold medal winner in a sport that only the strongest can claim the title – Champion.

McAbee, 17, won the teen division of the USAPL Raw Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla. All the more remarkable was it culminated McAbee’s first season of competing in the USA Powerlifting Championships.

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Riverside students get a hands-on view of emergency medical units
OCT 14, 2017

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter drew a lot of attention from Riverside High School students.
 

Students of the Health Sciences programs at Riverside High School got an up close look at emergency medical response units.

The Med Trans and Air Med Regional helicopter and Vital Care units from the Greenville Health System, and the City of Greer Fire Department provided a fire truck to tour and firefighters helped students don turn-out gear.

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Skyland Elementary is a Blue Ribbon School
SEP 28, 2017

Skyland Elementary designated a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.
 
 
 
 

Skyland Elementary School has been awarded a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award.

Skyland was among 342 schools nationwide honored as a Blue Ribbon school. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

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Riverside has 8 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
SEP 22, 2017

Riverside High School National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are Christopher Brooks, Audrey Dods, Michael Gallagher, Vivian Ho, Andrei Robu, Mark Tolchinsky, Allison Watts and Joshua Woo.
 

Reported by Donna Roberts

Eight Riverside High School seniors are semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Brook Sill featured as SI 'Lovely Lady of the Day'
SEP 21, 2017

Brook Sill, from Duncan and a former Miss South Carolina Teen, is featured as Sports Illustrated's Cheerleader of the Week.
 

A resident of Duncan, who was a former Miss South Carolina Teen winner, is featured in Sports Illustrated as "Lovely Lady of the Day".

Brook Sill, a senior at Clemson University majoring in Communication Studies, is a member of the Clemson Rally Cats Dance Team. The Rally Cats perform at all home football and men’s basketball games. 

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3 Upstate students earn prestigious high school scholarships
SEP 20, 2017

Samuel Qin, from Greer, is the recipient of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high scholarship for gifted learners.
 

Three Upstate students, one from Greer, are among 30 in the country awarded full high school scholarships to Gifted Learners.

Samuel Qin, from Greer, is the recipient of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high school scholarship for gifted learners to attend an optimally matched high school program to help them meet their unique intellectual and personal needs.

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NGU's Sparks getting world-wide play with his music
SEP 19, 2017

NGU mass communication professor Rick Sparks’ latest piano album, “Nightfall London,” is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world.

North Greenville University mass communication professor Dr. Rick Sparks is leveraging his skills as a pianist/composer and his experience as a broadcaster into daily airplay on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Sparks’ new piano album, “Nightfall London,” charted in the top-10 this summer on Zone Music Reporter’s world radio airplay chart. The album is Sparks’ third instrumental album since 2014, and is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world, including the “Spa” channel on SiriusXM.

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Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare
SEP 19, 2017

Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare

By DARIUS WILKINS

For GreerToday.com 

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Thursday Afternoon Acting Group hosts after-school class
SEP 19, 2017

The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) at USC Upstate is hosting an after school theatre program on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
 

The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) at the University of South Carolina Upstate is hosting an after school theatre program on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The first class is Thursday.

Registration is for students ages eight to 18. The cost is $75 for the semester-long program.

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USC Upstate gets high marks for Regional College and Veterans in South
SEP 13, 2017

USC Upstate gets high marks for Regional College and Veterans in South

The University of South Carolina Upstate maintained its rankings as No. 2 Top Public Regional Colleges in the South and No. 4 for Best College in the South for Veterans, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

USC Upstate is tied for No. 11 in Ethnic and Racial Diversity among Regional Colleges in the South.

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Flynn promoted to provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the USC Upstate.
SEP 13, 2017

Dr. Clif Flynn has been promoted to provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

“For nearly three decades, Dr. Flynn has demonstrated servant leadership and gained respect at USC Upstate, across the state and throughout the country,” said Dr. Brendan B. Kelly, chancellor of USC Upstate. “Dr. Flynn is the chief academic officer of this institution and he offers precisely the strong leadership skills that academic affairs needs to innovate and move forward.”

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Greenville, Spartanburg counties cancel school and all activities Monday
SEP 10, 2017

Greenville, Spartanburg counties cancel school and all activities Monday

All Greenville and Spartanburg public schools have cancelled school and all its activities Monday due to the statewide forecast associated with Hurricane Irma. All district offices will also be closed.

USC Upstate has announced it cancelled classes Monday, while Spartanburg Methodist College and Converse College reported it is still monitoring Hurricane Irma’s movement and forecast.

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Powerlifter smashes three state records
SEP 5, 2017

Powerlifter smashes three state records

A Greer teen broke three state records in the USA Powerlifting Palmetto Classic.

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4 greater Greer students are finalists for cook-off Throwdown at Euphoria
AUG 30, 2017

Fiona Baulo won the 2016 Euphoria Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown.
 
 
 

Four students from greater Greer schools are finalists for Euphoria’s Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown.

The finalists, age, school and their recipes:

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Hudson Hopper, 9, makes cash donation to feed homebound Meals on Wheels clients
AUG 23, 2017

Hudson Hopper, 9, makes a cash donation to Stephen Smith, Greer Community Ministries Executive Director. Mark Hopper is on the right.
 
 

By Krista Gibson
Greer Community Ministries

Hudson Hopper, a nine-year-old, delivered $205 in cash to Greer Community Ministries (GCM) so that he could help feed homebound Meals on Wheels clients. Hopper just started the fourth grade at Lyman Elementary School.

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Total eclipse was a stunning phenomenon
AUG 21, 2017

The prized diamond ring photo during an eclipse is at a point when the moon almost completely covers the body of the sun. This is what it looked like HereInGreer.
 
 
 
 

There’s no telling how many people assembled in the Upstate to observe the solar eclipse.

Greer City Park, Fluor Field and Liberty Park in Greenville, Clemson, Furman, North Greenville University and USC Upstate were among large venues that hosted events. The Greenville Drive paused its game at 2:25 p.m. to allow spectators and players to observe the eclipse.

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