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Heartworm testing: What every dog owner needs to know
MAR 30, 2016

Heartworm testing: What every dog owner needs to know

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Your dog is your best friend, and you take good care of him, making sure he gets quality food and exercise, immunizations and heartworm medication. Why, then, does your veterinarian also insist on a yearly heartworm test?

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Bradshaws create endowed fund for Greenville Tech grant
MAR 29, 2016

Left to right: Les Gardner, Greenville Tech, William and Annette Bradshaw and Keith and Heidie Miller.
 

With a pledge of $50,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation, William and Annette Bradshaw have created an endowed fund to provide scholarships each year.

William attended – Macon Junior College – while working. He later transferred his credits to Georgia College of Milledgeville, where he studied accounting.

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Greer area students nominated to military academies
MAR 29, 2016

Greer area students nominated to military academies

U.S. Senator Tim Scott announced the nominations of 50 South Carolina students, including five from Greer-area schools, to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2020.

William Metcalf (Blue Ridge High School) and AnnaLeigh Runion (Greer Middle College Charter HS) were nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy, Autumn Shea (Riverside HS), Adam Barnette (Blue Ridge HS) for the U.S. Military Academy and Eric Avalos (Greer HS) for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

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Davis signs to play soccer at SMC
MAR 22, 2016

Kelsi Davis signs with Spartanburg Methodist College to play soccer in the fall. Her mother, Brandi Sims, is at her side.
 

Kelsi Davis signed a soccer grant-in-aid Tuesday to play at Spartanburg Methodist College in the fall.

Davis has played at Greer High School and on elite travel teams for the Carolina Football Club in Spartanburg. She started her first three years at Greer and elected not to play her senior year with the Yellow Jackets.

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Riverside Middle School students celebrate community
MAR 22, 2016

Riverside Middle School students celebrate community

On Thursday, March 17th, Riverside Middle School held its  Community Spirit Fest celebration on March 17.

Students participated in various activities throughout the day.

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GTCHS students earn place in All State Band
MAR 22, 2016

Erin Eady, music teacher Abe Marsh and Jack Markowitz

Erin Eady, a student at Greenville Tech Charter High School, placed first in the state at the All State Band auditions in Columbia. She will sit "first chair" clarinet in the 11th-12th grade band.

GTCHS student Jack Markowitz placed third in the state and will sit "third chair" flute in the 9th-10th grade band.

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GTCHS Student is state champion in extemporaneous speaking
MAR 22, 2016

Roann Abdeladl and Hampton Bryant

Greenville Tech Charter High School student Roann Abdeladl is the new state champion In extemporaneous speaking. Abdeladl also was runner-up in impromptu speaking at the recent S.C. Forensics Speech and Debate event.

GTCHS student Hampton Bryant was a finalist in Congress at the same state tournament and the GTCHS team finished in fifth Place in the state tournament.

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International Festival expands its borders at City Park
MAR 17, 2016

The International Festival will feature entertainment representing the countries and cultures of the greater Greer community.
 

The City of Greer is having a pleasant festival dilemma.

How do you fit the world into City Park? The third annual Greer Goes Global International Festival on April 9 is expanding with room to spare. The festival is 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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3 Bonds welding students win awards at competition
MAR 15, 2016

3 Bonds welding students win awards at competition

Three J. Harley Bonds Career Center students won awards at a welding competition in Jacksonville, Fla., last month.

Josh Neal of Riverside High School (second place), Miguel Hilario (third) and Edwin Trejo (eighth) of Wade Hampton High School were awarded prizes for their placements.

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RMS students word sort in Williams' class
MAR 15, 2016

RMS students word sort in Williams' class

Students in David Williams' class at Riverside Middle School are engaged in a word sort strategy to classify real-word example of simple machines into appropriate categories.

This is a follow-up activity to the compound machine project that students just completed.

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NGU purchases Ryan's corporate offices, will house grad school facilities
MAR 15, 2016

North Greenville University has purchased the former Greer headquarters of Ovations Brand, the parent company of Ryan's restaurants. The building has 31,000 square feet, includes 10 acres of property plus a 1.4 acre parcel for future development.
 
 

North Greenville University has purchased the former Ryan’s corporate office building in Greer.

Ovations Brand formerly owned the property that housed the corporate offices to all its food brands – Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet, and Fire Mountain.

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Greer Women Giving for Education hears success stories
MAR 14, 2016

Margaret Burch, right, co founder of the GWG for Education, welcomes founding member Patricia Gibson.

Greer Women Giving for Education, an initiative of the Greater Greer Education Foundation, welcomed new members at a reception March 3 at the home of Donna Smith in Greer.

Margaret Burch and Dr. Nancy Welch, founders of the group, thanked the women for their support of education in the Greater Greer area and told them that with their help, the Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 in grants and scholarships in the past five years.

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Riverside Speech and Debate wins 5th state title in row
MAR 12, 2016

Riverside Speech and Debate wins 5th state title in row

Riverside High School’s speech and debate team continued its domination in the state championships, winning its fifth straight title.

All the sweeter was the South Carolina Coaches’ Association State Tournament was held at Riverside High School last week. Riverside was named the Class AAAA state champion.

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RMS to host iMOVE 5k Run/Walk, health fair
MAR 11, 2016

RMS to host iMOVE 5k Run/Walk, health fair

Riverside Middle School will host the 6th Annual iMOVE 5K Run / Walk & Community Health Fair on Saturday April 30.

iMOVE is the signature, collaborative partnership with local business and community groups to help bring awareness of importance of healthy lifestyles and to raise funds for local charity.

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What animals think and feel scheduled at USC Upstate
MAR 10, 2016

Carl Safina will discuss his latest book, “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel” at USC Upstate on March 31.
 

What animals think and feel will be presented at the University of South Carolina Upstate by New York Times bestselling author and PBS host Carl Safina on Thursday, March 31.

Safina will discuss his latest book, “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel”. Tickets are $15 for the 7 p.m. event or $60 for the 6 p.m. VIP reception and event (which includes a copy the hardback book). A portion of proceeds will benefit the Spartanburg Humane Society.

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Spring turkey season forecast fair, new seasons and bag limit in place
MAR 10, 2016

Legislation passed by the S.C. General Assembly last year set new season dates and bag limits on private lands.
 
 

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina's economy.

Legislation passed by the S.C. General Assembly last year set new season dates and bag limits on private lands. Season dates for private lands are now March 20 to May 5 statewide. For all Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) where turkey hunting is allowed the season will continue to open on April 1 as it traditionally has, but will close on May 5. The statewide bag limit is now three gobblers per hunter with no more than two taken in one day.

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Police still seek person in high school bomb threat
MAR 9, 2016

Police still seek person in high school bomb threat

Officers with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested one juvenile Tuesday morning in relation to the written bomb threat discovered at D.R. Hill Middle School on Monday.

A separate bomb threat on Byrnes High School on Friday has not resulted in an arrest as of Wednesday night.

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2 bomb threats at 2 District Five schools specify separate dates
MAR 7, 2016

Bomb threats referenced D.R. Hill on Tuesday, March 8 and Byrnes High School on Friday, March 11.
 
 
 

Two different bomb threats at two schools in District Five referencing two specific dates were reported by district officials to law enforcement today.

District Five received word of the bomb threats, written on bathroom walls inside D.R. Hill Middle School and at Byrnes High School.

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There is life outside of eating disorders
MAR 6, 2016

Marian Baker’s the hand represents the eating disorder.
 

By Alexa Hone

Imagine you are trapped and can’t get out. No one else around you knows, no one else can help, but you. It’s like that monster from your childhood, who lurked under your bed finally came out and held you captive.

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Gilreath celebrates birthday by signing with Winthrop
MAR 5, 2016

Ansley Gilreath of Blue Ridge High School signs a letter-of-intent to play softball at Winthrop University. It was on her 18th birthday Friday.
 
 
 

Ansley Gilreath celebrated her birthday exactly the way she wanted – signing a letter-of-intent Friday to play softball with Winthrop University.

The Blue Ridge High School power hitter passed on the official signing day to make the event memorable.

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