Even if you’re not going back to school, you can take advantage of the tax-free weekend Friday beginning at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday ending at midnight. Typical back-to-school items are included (such as paper, notebooks, and pens) as well as other items like computers, clothing, handbags, and even shower curtains.
The exact wording of the law that describes what is tax exempt and a list of examples can be found on the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s website.
Some businesses who sell items not included in the tax-exempt category are getting into the spirit by offering to pay the sales tax themselves, making their items, in essence, tax-free. D & D Ford is one of these businesses, so if you’ve been thinking about getting a new car, now is the time to do it.
Tickets for the Greer vs. Byrnes football scrimmage at Furman University Saturday at 9 p.m. are on sale at the Greer High School front office.
Tickets bought at Greer are $5 and the school receives $2 for each ticket sold. Tickets at the gate are $6 and no revenue is gained.
Bella Young apparently had heard enough football talk. Any hint of going home early to catch an afternoon nap and play meant she would have to take matters into her own hands.
Bella, 3, was at the Greer High School weight room late Saturday afternoon while her father, head football coach Will Young, visited player’s parents and a few players who were installing wood panel flooring with the Yellow Jackets decal in front of weight stations.
The 2012 football edition of the Greer Yellow Jackets began its season-long journey to the high school playoffs in GreerToday with its first practice.
Today is the first day high schools were allowed to practice and Greer Head Coach Will Young took advantage of mandated non-contact practice to familiarize the Jackets with techniques, schemes and special teams practice.
Jim Riggs is calling out high school football practice rules. “Football has turned from a tough man’s sport to now where it’s like an elective,” Riggs said. “Now all practice times are mandated. The players are not as tough as they were.”
Riggs, a volunteer coach with J.L. Mann, was asked his opinion of this summer’s practice rules implemented by the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) designating short and long practices. One short practice of 3 hours is mandated the day after a long practice, described as 5 hours of practice. Scrimmages count as 3 hours.
Daniel Palka hit one home run in the College Baseball Home Run Derby Tuesday night in Omaha, Neb. Palka, a Greer High School graduate and sophomore at Georgia Tech, was eliminated in the first round.
Fresno State junior outfielder Aaron Judge won the contest by slugging 16 home runs in three rounds, including four straight and the bonus ball (scored as two home runs) when down to his final out for a total of eight home runs in the championship round. Virginia Tech’s Tyler Horan (5 home runs) and LSU’s Mason Katz (4) trailed Judge.
The Greer High School Booster Club will meet Monday, July 9 at 6 p.m. at Laurenda’s Family Restaurant at 300 South Line Street.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new board of board of directors for the 2012-2013 school year. The outgoing board will be recognized.