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Bus crash sends 4 Greer students to the hospital
APR 26, 2017

An apparent head-on collision between a Greenville County school bus and a pick-up truck sent four Greer students and the driver of the truck to a hospital this morning.
 

An apparent head-on collision between a Greenville County school bus and a pick-up truck sent four Greer students and the driver of the truck to Pelham Medical Center this morning, according to police and Greenville County Schools officials.

Greer police reported no children were seriously injured and Beth Brotherton, spokesman for Greenville County Schools, said the injuries to the students were non life-threatening. "They were so minor one had a cut lip and the others had bumps and bruises," Brotherton said.

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Greer HS Virtual Enterprise Class gets top finish in the country, Hannon and Henderson win Gold in Salesmanship
APR 25, 2017

The Greer High School Virtual Enterprise team finished 28th in the competition at New York City.
 

The Greer High School Virtual Enterprise Class finished in a top group of 28 in the Business Plan Competition at the 2017 Virtual Enterprise Youth Business Summit in New York City.

Greer was among 400 schools from 16 states to compete at the competition.

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Thomas McConnell's 'I Have Seen My Death' awarded best non-fiction
APR 24, 2017

Dr. Thomas McConnell's  “I Have Seen My Death”, was awarded first place for the non-fiction 2017 Porter Fleming Literary Competition.

After being diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer, Dr. Thomas McConnell drew from a remembered conversation with a research nurse and from his own dreams to write “I Have Seen My Death”, which was awarded first place for non-fiction at the 2017 Porter Fleming Literary Competition Sunday at the Morris Museum of Art.

McConnell is a professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

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What to know before taking vitamins or supplements
APR 18, 2017

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As Americans look to improve their health, many will turn to vitamins and supplements as part of their healthier routines. However, experts stress the importance of understanding the potential interactions supplements can have with medications and some brands of medical test results.

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Alex Love named USC Upstate's representative on ASUN Winter Winners for Life team
APR 12, 2017

Alex Love was recognized by the ASUN Conference as part of its 2016-17 Winter Winners for Life Team. 
 
 

Alex Love Named to 2016-17 ASUN Winter Winners for Life Team

USC Upstate senior cross-country/track and field athlete Alex Love was recognized by the ASUN Conference on Wednesday as part of its 2016-17 Winter Winners for Life Team.

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Chandler Creek teachers have fond memories
APR 11, 2017

Chandler Creek Elementary School
 
 
 

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By Carter Staggs
3rd grade
Chandler Creek Press Corps

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Greer art students earn top honors at juried show
APR 5, 2017

Brody Young's first place entry.
 

Greer High School art students Michelle Gonzalez, Saya Matsuda and Brody Young won first place honors at the City of Greer juried art exhibit. Gonzalez won two first place honors.

“Greer: An Upstate Destination” and “Greer Goes Global” were the themes. The student’s art exhibits are on display in the lobby of City Hall.

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Columbia field trip included visit to State House, Riverbanks Zoo, Museum
APR 3, 2017

The boys enjoy a visit to the South Carolina Museum where they nearly got lost in a huge tire.
 

By Carter Staggs
3rd Grade
Chandler Creek Press Corps

On March 23, the third grade classes from Chandler Creek Elementary took a field trip to Columbia.

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Better communication and working together can help prevent bullying
APR 3, 2017

Prevention programs can empower kids to speak up about bullying.

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Bullying is still prevalent in American schools and communities. Indeed, 91 percent of students and educators in a recent study agree it's a problem. And these days, bullying takes place both in the schoolyard and online, making harassment a round-the-clock problem.

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