Crestview gets royalty to lead its Book Float Parade
MAY 29, 2015

Crestview gets royalty to lead its Book Float Parade

Miss Greater Greer Anna Brown served as the grand marshal for the Crestview Elementary School Book Float Parade Friday. She also visited Kelly Dill's kindergarten class.

Brown will compete in the Miss South Carolina pageant June 23-27 at Columbia's Township Auditorium.

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BRHS receives Air Force JROTC 2014-2015 Distinguished Unit Award
MAY 28, 2015

From left : Anna Crocker, Principal Reena Watson and Abigail Koger.

Unit SC-20023 at Blue Ridge High School has been selected as one of 278 units to receive the 2014-2015 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.

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CB&L's $10,000 donation to GCLC aids completion of new building
MAY 22, 2015

CBL Executive Vice President Jennifer Jones presents the CBL Foundation’s $10,000 donation to Cathy Neel, Greer Christian Learning Center Director.

By Citizens Building & Loan

The Citizens Building & Loan Charitable Foundation has donated $10,000 in support of the Greer Christian Learning Center. The funds will be used toward the completion of the Greer Christian Learning Center’s new building across from Blue Ridge Middle School, according to Pierce Williams, GCLC treasurer.

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Student from Greer Middle College earns Subway grant
MAY 21, 2015

Mutaz Sarhan of Greer Middle College Charter High School has been awarded a $1,500 Subway of South Carolina Scholarship.

Mutaz Sarhan of Greer has been awarded a $1,500 Subway of South Carolina Scholarship.

Sarhan is a graduating senior at Greer Middle College Charter High School in Taylors. He plans to study chemistry at Furman University, before continuing his studies in medical school. His father owns and operates the Subway restaurant on Spartanburg Highway in Lyman.

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Education Foundation awards $13,000 in scholarships
MAY 20, 2015

Education Foundation awards $13,000 in scholarships

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.

The scholarships fall into two categories: undesignated scholarships given by donors to the Foundation for study in particular fields and scholarships made possible by the contributions to the board’s scholarship fund.

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RMS named top 'Healthy School' middle school in county
MAY 20, 2015

RMS named top 'Healthy School' middle school in county

Riverside Middle School was selected as the top "Healthy School" middle school in Greenville County.

Cindy Heos and the rest of the Healthy Schools Committee were recognized for planning activities focusing on healthy choices and for clubs and organizations that encourage students to stay active and healthy.

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Relay for Life goes over $75,000 mark
MAY 15, 2015

Ashley Burdett, a survivor of melanoma, is the coordinator for Greer Relay for Life.

Greer Relay for Life had as near a perfect evening and night as possible for the Greer Relay for Life at Dooley Field.

Ashley Burdett, who is a survivor of melanoma, coordinated this year's event.

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Dingus wins S.C. Cinderella, heads to international pageant in Dallas
MAY 15, 2015

Emerson Blair Dingus, 6, is Miss South Carolina Cinderella 2015.

Emerson Blair Dingus of Greer will represent South Carolina in the International Cinderella Scholarship Program this summer in Dallas, Texas.

Emerson, 6, won the state title in April and will compete in the Tot division, ages 3-6 years old.

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Abby Busha delivers on her mantra, 'It's cool to be kind'
MAY 11, 2015

Abby Busha partnered with Gerber Childrenswear to deliver infant clothing, blankets, and underwear to Serenity Place, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, and Greenville Children’s Hospital.

Abby Busha of Woodland Elementary School is setting an example of leadership by using “7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey.

"I have loved learning about the ‘7 Habits of Happy Kids! Habit #1,’” Abby said. “Be proactive, is one of my favorites. It tells you to do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.” 

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Education pushed Fire Chief Flowers to the head of the class
MAY 8, 2015

Dorian Flowers began a new era with the fire department on May 1 when he replaced former chief Chris Harvey, who retired after 38 years of service in Greer. Flowers was introduced at City Council on April 28.

All things being equal, City Administrator Ed Driggers suggested, education would define the new City of Greer fire chief.

Dorian Flowers “identifies with the future culture of our (fire) department and leadership as we continue to change technically,” Driggers said. City of Greer department supervisors, hired by Driggers, all reflect college-educated backgrounds. Police and fire staff, encouraged to take continuing education courses, have obtained associate degrees and technical training certification.

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RHS sophomore is champion of Third Annual Cardboard Boat Race
MAY 6, 2015

RHS sophomore is champion of Third Annual Cardboard Boat Race

Riverside High School sophomore Karen Zhao is the first female to win the championship in the 3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Race.

The event, held April 25 at the Middle Tyger YMCA pool in Duncan, drew more than 100 people.

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Family Fest was everything it was advertised and more
MAY 2, 2015

Mili Seffrin, 8, finishes the cross she made in the woodworking section at Creation Station. She made the cross to put on her dog's grave.


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