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Ross Jeffeaux scores TD, everybody is happy at Riverside
MAY 27, 2016

Ross Jeffeaux, blue jersey number 10, holds the game ball given to him by his teammates. He scored on the final play of the scrimmage.
 

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Riverside’s football scrimmage went down to the final play of the evening Friday.

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Rates set for artists studios, nudity clause included
MAY 27, 2016

Rates set for artists studios, nudity clause included

Rates for art studios in the City Auditorium, 100 Davis Avenue, have been approved by Greer City Council on Tuesday.

The rates are based on a six-month lease, square footage, amenities and the number of windows in each studio. Council approved these rates:

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Riverside High graduate, Katherine Woo, performs in New York and Europe though Carnegie Hall program
MAY 26, 2016

Katherine Woo will graduate Riverside High School and then travel to New York and Europe to practice and perform as a violinist in a Carnegie Hall music program.
 
 

Performances by Katherine Woo 

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RHS Atlas Club receives Outstanding Contribution to International Diversity Award
MAY 24, 2016

Riverside High School's Atlas Club received the Outstanding Contribution to International Diversity Award at the 12th Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner.

The event, hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership with Upstate Chambers, recognized organizations and individuals for outstanding achievement in promoting diversity and inclusion in Upstate South Carolina.

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Furman board approves promotions and tenures
MAY 24, 2016

Furman board approves promotions and tenures

The Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 14 faculty members and granted emeritus status to four professors who are retiring this summer.

The trustees also recognized the contributions of five board members whose terms will expire June 30.

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Clemson researcher receives award to minimize implants rejection
MAY 21, 2016

Andy Tennyson, an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry, works with a member of his team in Hunter Chemistry Laboratory at Clemson.
 
 

By Paul Alongi
Clemson University

Patients could be less likely to reject artificial hips, knees and other medical implants thanks to the research that Andy Tennyson and his group are doing at Clemson University as part of a prestigious national award.

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Besser, Lee among 9 to win piano awards in competition
MAY 20, 2016

Nine students of Kay Young, top row left, stand in front of their awards won at a piano competition.
 

Grace Besser and Ella Jane Lee won top overall in their divisions at the Piano Performers Music Guild competition in Greenville County.

They were among nine pianists under the tutelage of instructor Kay Young to win honors.

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Greenville Women Giving gives big assist to fund ADA compliant nature trail
MAY 20, 2016

From left: Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees Chair Lisa Wells, Washington Center Principal Penny Rogers, Sara Collins Principal Melissa Burns and Washington Center parents and staff receive a $35,450 grant from Greenville Women Giving to create a handicapped accessible nature trail.
 

Greenville Women Giving awarded the Washington Center $35,450 to assist with funding construction of an ADA compliant nature trail that is to be developed collaboratively with Sara Collins Elementary School next door.

This trail will provide accessible recreational areas as well as a venue for environmental instruction, and it will be available to the public during non-school hours.

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Furman names 6 new trustees and trustee emeritus
MAY 20, 2016

Furman names 6 new trustees and trustee emeritus

Robert E. Hill, Jr., chair of the Furman University Board of Trustees, announced Friday that six new trustees and one trustee emeritus have been elected to the board.

The new trustees are Yendelela Neely Anderson of Atlanta, Ga., Carl Kohrt of Salem, James A. Lanier, Jr., of Marietta, Ga., Jason W. Richards of Greenville, Todd Ruppert of Owings Mill, Md., and Daniel S. Sanders, Jr., of Greenville.  Merl F. Code of Greenville will join the board as trustee emeritus.

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Spartanburg Community College dean's list spring 2016
MAY 19, 2016

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GGEF gives back to community, awards $13,000 in scholarships to 13 students
MAY 18, 2016

May 18, 2016

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $13,000 in scholarships to 13 students from six high schools in the Greater Greer area Wednesday 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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Police arrest 5 middle schoolers in child porn, sex assault case
MAY 18, 2016

Four female eighth graders from Riverside Middle School were charged by Greer Police with possession of child pornography. A 14-year-old male middle-school student was charged by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second degree.
 

 

 

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Muschamp pays tribute to Greer's Dodi Anderson during visit to Upstate
MAY 18, 2016

Dodi Anderson, from Greer, with unidentified friend, received special recognition Tuesday night from USC Head Football Coach Will Muschamp for her contributions to the Gamecocks football program through the years.
 

Hundreds of University of South Carolina fans gave Gamecocks Head Football Coach Will Muschamp a rousing welcome to the Upstate with his seventh stop on the 2016 Spurs Up tour at the TD Convention Center Tuesday night.

Just as many fans sought Muschamp’s autograph after speaking to the Greenville County Gamecock Club.

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Troy Pride's storied career ends at state meet's finish line
MAY 13, 2016

Troy Pride of Greer High School ends his storied high school athletic career Saturday at the South Carolina High School League track and field championships.
 

It is no surprise that Greer High School senior Troy Pride personifies the denotative meaning of his last name. The record-breaking Yellow Jacket takes “pride” in what he does; that is to win every race in which he competes. In addition, Pride has made a commitment to Greer High School; a pledge to compete at the pinnacle of his ability until the last race of his career.

Pride, who earned a full scholarship to play football at the University of Notre Dame in February, has given Greer fans, as well as those in the state, one more season of his brilliant sprinting ability. 

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Anne Nguyen, Abby Joy Marasigan top BJA Class of 2016
MAY 12, 2016

Anne Nguyen of Taylors was the valedictorian for Bob Jones Academy Class of 2016.
 

Fifty-nine students graduated from Bob Jones Academy during its graduation ceremony Thursday, which was held in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the Bob Jones University campus.

Anne Nguyen of Taylors was the valedictorian for BJA’s Class of 2016 and Abby Joy Marasigan of Greer was salutatorian.

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Dillon Hollifield gets NGU Outstanding Senior Music Award
MAY 11, 2016

NGU Professor of Music Barry Combs presents Dillon Hollifield with the Outstanding Senior Music Award.
 
 

Dillon Hollifield was presented with the Outstanding Senior Music Award at North Greenville University annual awards ceremony. Barry Combs, NGU professor of music, presented Hollifield with the honor.

The award is chosen by the music faculty and given to a senior music major who achieves the highest level of performance and academic excellence and maintains a GPA of 3.5 or better.

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Clayton Sudduth earns top Spanish award at NGU
MAY 11, 2016

Clayton Jacob Sudduth received the Outstanding Spanish Student Award at the awards day ceremony held at North Greenville University.

The award was given to the student with the highest GPA in two semesters of Spanish during the academic year.            

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Sarah Deane awarded NGU Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Award
MAY 11, 2016

Angelia Turner, assistant professor of criminal justice and legal studies, presented the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Leadership Award to Sarah Jessica Deane at the annual awards day at North Greenville University.
 

Sarah Jessica Deane was honored with the Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Leadership Award at the annual awards day ceremony held at North Greenville University.

To qualify for this award the student must be a Criminal Justice & Legal Studies major, maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher, and hold an office within a student organization.  

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Karen Zhao named U.S. Presidential Scholar
MAY 11, 2016

Karen Zhao of Riverside High School has been chosen as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
 

Karen Zhao of Riverside High School has been chosen as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

The Presidential Scholars Program recognizes the nation's most distinguished high school seniors.

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Christopher Brooks takes top world prize in Fluor Challenge
MAY 11, 2016

Christopher Brooks, a sophomore at Riverside High School, won first place in a world-wide Fluor Engineering Challenge.
 
 
 
 

Christopher Brooks, a sophomore at Riverside High School, competed in the Fluor Engineering Challenge.

He won first place in this competition, besting 1,700 entries from around the world.

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