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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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