Area beauty queens representing the greater Greer area are making appearances, fundraising for their charity of choice and the Miss South Carolina organization's Children's Miracle Network. They are also preparing for the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageant scheduled in Columbia in June.
Caitlin Drummond was crowned Miss Blue Ridge Foothills. During the pageant, she captured the swimsuit award and the talent award. Drummond is a junior at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C. She is an education major.
Blue Ridge defeated Travelers Rest Wednesday night, 10-6, in a Class AAAA Region II game. The game was postponed from Tuesday night because of severe weather in the area.
Alex Love, GreerToday.com Digital Sports Editor, has the full report.
Five female students have been suspended from Riverside High School after one girl was hit in the head with a bottle during a bloody brawl on Monday. All the students have been charged, according to Greer Police.
Charged with third-degree assault and battery are Alisha Sarrose Freeman, 17, and Breann Lillian Gaylord, 19, both of Greer. Charged with public disorderly conduct are Natajah Seless Cruell and A’Maya Frenecia Davis, of Greer, and N’Kerah Yanaja Martin, of Taylors, all 17, according to arrest warrants for the students.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in launching two new blogs, wants you to know that life's better outdoors.
SCDNR and and South Carolina Coastal Resources will take readers behind the scenes of outdoors and conservation stories from the Appalachians to the Atlantic. Visit little-known properties, tag along with wildlife biologists in the field, brush up on fishing tips, and learn about education and volunteer opportunities with the SCDNR.
BI-LO is ending its Fuelperks program with discounts ending on March 26 and redeeming the savings by April 30.
The Spinx Xtras program will continue to offer discounts through three ways:
One of my relatives just graduated from college with $20,000 in student loan debt. Her boyfriend graduated, too, and he has over $100,000 in student loan debt. They want to get married, so she’s looking for a job. He wants to go to graduate school, and take out more loans to remain a full-time student. The idea of even more debt hanging over their heads really bothers her. Do you have any advice?
Dwight Clark says he has Lou Gehrig's disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness, according to news reports following Clark’s announcement on his personal web site late Sunday night.
Clark, 60, the wide receiver who made “The Catch,” the most famous play in 49ers’ history, announced that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS, which is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a terminal neuromuscular condition that affects control of muscles needed move, speak, eat and breathe.
Inland Port Greer rail moves totaled 9,540 in February, a 25.8 percent over the facility’s year-to-date volume compared to last fiscal year.
Greer’s port has recorded 73,205 rail moves since July last year.
Fans get an opportunity to see all the teams playing in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Basketball tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center at a free practice Thursday from noon-7: 30 p.m. The Friday and Sunday games are sold out.
The Greenville Fan Fest will be held downtown at the corner of Main and Broad Street noon-5 p.m. Saturday. A full-length basketball court will be assembled in the middle of the party.
We’re trying to get control of our finances, and my husband wants to close all our credit cards. I want to keep one and use the bill-pay option for monthly stuff like utilities, so we can keep earning rewards points. I look at my way as a method of just re-routing the money and paying it off each month. Am I wrong in looking at it like this?
CresCom Bank (Carolina Financial Corporation) begins servicing Greer State Bank’s customer accounts and services on April 10.
Shareholders for Greer Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Greer State Bank, approved the merger agreement last Thursday. The bank’s 27-year existence formally ends April 7.
Clemson Cooperative Extension
Cold weather can cause all types of problems for plants in South Carolina. Freezing temperatures this week can damage blooming plants by rupturing plant cells as ice crystals form and rapid changes in temperatures occur. Evergreen plants can suffer damage from blowing winter winds and dry out when water is unavailable from ground that is frozen in the colder regions of the state.
Eva M. Kuykendoll died Sunday leaving behind an extended family including 60 grandchildren. She was 87.
Kuykendoll is survived by 11 children – seven daughters and four sons. She has one sister.
By Rita Allison
Representative District 36
By Dan Eller
I am honored to be the volunteer chairperson of the YMCA of Greenville’s 2017 Annual Campaign. My family and I have supported the Annual Campaign of the YMCA of Greenville for many years because of what the YMCA means to us. The YMCA has provided us with dear friends, fond memories, and a sense of belonging. More importantly, we’ve seen firsthand the profound impact the Y has on the lives of all kinds of people, from children to senior citizens. The Y is transforming lives every day.
Kayla “Birdie” Barbare of the University of South Carolina Upstate will be honored as Major of the Year by SHAPE America.
The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation and dance professions who are nominated by a faculty advisor or professor. Barbare will be receive her award on Thursday during the SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) awards ceremony in Boston.
For millions of school-age children, each day begins and ends with a bus ride. While parents entrust their children's safety to the capable hands of bus drivers, these tips from the National Association for Pupil Transportation provide some measures parents can take and lessons they can teach to increase safety going to and from the bus, and even during the ride.
Blue Ridge High School’s baseball team won its second game of the season, 8-3, over Southside Academy Tuesday night.
Sports Digital Editor Alex Love has the report.
Greenville County taxpayers were socked with a 1-2 punch combination to the wallet– $24.95 – for two Greenville County Council measures that were approved Tuesday night.
By a 7-4 vote Greenville County Council approved the two-part ordinance in a third and final reading: