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Eclipse: Think snow, that's how emergency planners view historic event
AUG 4, 2017

Starting at 2:39 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 viewers in the Upstate will experience the longest period of 100 percent total eclipse  ranging from two minutes and 30 seconds to two minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness.
 

Think a snow event and that is how the South Carolina Emergency Management Department (SCEMD) is planning for the eclipse as it crosses the Upstate and South Carolina.

Grocery stores, gas stations, hotels, restaurants, transportation services, coffee shops, retail stores, urgent care clinics and many other establishments will experience a jump in business, according to the SCEMD.

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Thompson is first NGU employee to participate in Leadership Greenville
JUL 26, 2017

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, will participate in the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville. 
 

Dr. H. Paul Thompson Jr., dean of College of Humanities and professor and chair of the Department of History at North Greenville University, is one of 57 participants selected for the 44th class of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville (LG) program. 

“I am continuously seeking ways to refine my leadership skills. I know several (Leadership Greenville) graduates who speak very highly of the program,” Thompson said.

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Busha is first runner-up in Young Miss South Carolina
JUL 18, 2017

Abigail Busha, representing Greenville County, finished first runner-up in the Young Miss South Carolina competition.
 

Abigail Busha, representing Greenville County, finished first runner-up in the Young Miss South Carolina competition in Hartsville.

Busha also received the Gold Presidential Community Service Award, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Helping Hands award, Sweetheart Award, 4th runner-up color photogenic award, and top 12 Young Miss finalist. 

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Brashiers gift $1 million to NGU for grad school scholarships
JUL 18, 2017

Dr. and Mrs. T. Walter Brashier of Travelers Rest have gifted $1 million to North Greenville University to support scholarships for the graduate school.
 

Dr. and Mrs. T. Walter Brashier of Travelers Rest have gifted $1 million to North Greenville University to support scholarships for the graduate school. 

The Timothy Brashier Graduate Scholars program will provide scholarships to residents of Greenville County or previous graduates of NGU pursuing post-baccalaureate programs in business, education, and ministry.  

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Greer port sets record monthly and annual rail moves
JUL 12, 2017

Little did Abigail Stefanacci know when she named one of the Greer Inland Port cranes

Greer’s inland port continues to set standards for monthly and annual rail lifts.

The port’s rail lifts reached an all-time high in June, with 13,060 lifts last month.

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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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Armstrong's camp may be developing future cheerleaders
JUL 5, 2017

The turnout for the Riverside Cheerleader Kiddie Camp was a record.
 
 
 

Talk about a record turnout.

More than 100 campers attended the week-long Riverside High School Cheerleader Camp. It was a record turnout with the 2017-2018 cheerleaders helping possibly some campers become future cheerleaders.

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Freedom Blast sparks celebration of music, military and fireworks
JUN 23, 2017

Uncle Sam Wants You ... to come to Freedom Blast at City Park Saturday.
 

“At the end of the day, all a veteran really wants is to hear is thank you.”
The late Preston Johnson, former S.C. Disabled American Veterans Commander

This is the 9th year Greer has celebrated Freedom Blast, coinciding with the opening of the new City Hall and its expansive park in 2008.

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Miss Upstate Davia Bunch wins talent at Miss South Carolina Competition
JUN 22, 2017

Davia Bunch, a former accomplished International Ballet Academy dancer, won Thursday’s Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition.
 

Davia Bunch, a former accomplished International Ballet Academy dancer, won Thursday’s Talent preliminary in the Miss South Carolina competition at Township Auditorium in Columbia. IBA is located in Greer.

Bunch, 20, from Spartanburg, performed a ballet en pointe to “Entrance” to Act Number Four, a selection from “Carmen”.

Miss Columbia, Suzi Roberts, 23, became a double winner when she won swimsuit. Roberts, from Pawley’s Island, won the talent preliminary Tuesday performing a lyrical dance to “Greatest Love of All”.

 

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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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Southern Hills Lavender Farm is a homemade Greer tourist attraction
JUN 19, 2017

A bushel of freshly cut lavender.
 

The lure of a lavender farm is what drew Jeff Geib and his family to Greer.

“I never thought I would be in Greer picking lavender,” Geib, from Chattanooga, Tenn., said. “My daughter (Cassidy) and wife (Julie) now want to move here.”

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Byrnes student drowns while swimming in Lake Keowee
JUN 19, 2017

A Wellford teen drowned while swimming Sunday morning in Lake Keowee.

The Oconee County Coroner reported that Dillon Ray Spears, 15, died when he attempted to swim in a cove at Falls Creek Landing, according to reports.

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Dobson, long-time elementary school teacher, dies
JUN 16, 2017

Katherine Heidt Dobson loved teaching elementary school aged children and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 

Katherine Dobson loved teaching elementary school aged children and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dobson’s extended family also included many she befriended at church.

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Greer student helps college robotics team finish second, third in competition
JUN 9, 2017

The Bob Jones University robotics team placed second and third in the 25th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) held June 2-5 at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

The IGVC offers a design experience on the cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team-implemented, outcome-assessed, and product-realization-based. The competition encompasses the latest technologies impacting industrial development, and students at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education can participate.

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Greenville Tech launches new corporate training partnership program
JUN 9, 2017

Greenville Technical College’s Economic Development and Corporate Training Division has launched a new corporate training partnership program.

The program aligns college offerings with the requirements of companies that plan employee development on an annual basis beginning July 1.

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Williams, long-time educator, dies
JUN 3, 2017

Long-time Greenville County School District educator Smiley Broadus Williams died Friday.

• Obituary

Long-time Greenville County School District educator Smiley Broadus Williams died Friday. Williams, 99, was from Greer.

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Victoria: Communities in Schools is a safe, fun program for kids
MAY 31, 2017

The Chandler Creek Elementary Press Corps has done a magnificent job educating their peers on activities and programs this year.
 

By Victoria I.
Chandler Creek Elementary Press Corps
5th Grade

Chandler Creek has an after school program called CIS (Communities in School). CIS is an after school program designed to keep kids safe, off the streets or home alone. CIS feels that every child needs and deserves:

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Clemson engineers creating a high-energy laser that could be used as a weapon
MAY 31, 2017

John Ballato, center, is complementing Lin Zhu's work, creating a high-energy laser that could be used as a weapon.
 
 

By Paul Alongi
Clemson University

The rebels and the empire used laser cannons to shoot it out on the big screen in “Star Wars,” but the weapons could soon move to the battlefield with the help of two Clemson University engineers who are receiving a combined $3.2 million from the Department of Defense.

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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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CBL Foundation gives Christian Learning Center donation
MAY 27, 2017

Donna McMakin, Citizens Building and Loan Assistant Secretary/Senior Loan Specialist, presents a check to CGM Treasurer Pierce Williams and CGM President Rev. Joe Price.
 

The CBL Charitable Foundation has donated $6,000 to the Greer Christian Learning Center.

The Learning Center “provides students in public schools an opportunity to embrace the gospel, to grow in Christian Maturity and to apply Biblical principles to their lives, families and communities.”

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