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Beauty queens are preparing for Miss South Carolina pageant
MAR 24, 2017

Left to right: Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen, Caroline Chandler, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills, Caitlin Drummond, Miss Travelers Rest, Alexis Harder, and Miss Travelers Rest Teen, Tory Abercrombie.
 

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.

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Video: Blue Ridge is off and running in Region II-4A baseball
MAR 23, 2017

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.

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5 Riverside students suspended, charged for roles in bloody brawl
MAR 23, 2017

Top row, Breann Lillian Gaylord, left, and N’Kerah Yanaja Martin. Middle row, A’Maya Frenecia Davis, left, and Natajah Seless Cruell. Bottom row, Alisha Sarrose Freeman.
 
 
 

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.

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Natural Resources announces two new outdoor blogs
MAR 22, 2017

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.

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BI-LO ending Fuelperks, Spinx continues discount program
MAR 21, 2017

BI-LO ending Fuelperks, Spinx continues discount program

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:

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3 daily non-stop flights between GSP and Chicago begin this summer
MAR 21, 2017

3 daily non-stop flights between GSP and Chicago begin this summer

 

 

 

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Dave Ramsey: Marrying student debts doesn't have to be a deal breaker
MAR 21, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

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?

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Dwight Clark announces he has Lou Gehrig's disease
MAR 19, 2017

Dwight Clark announced he has Lou Gehrig's disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness.
 

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.

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Inland Port rail moves on pace for record year
MAR 15, 2017

Greer Inland Port is on pace to have 110,000 rail moves in fiscal year. 2016-2017.
 
 
 

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.

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Video: NCAA March Madness bounces into the heart of Greenville
MAR 15, 2017

Video: NCAA March Madness bounces into the heart of Greenville

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.

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Dave Ramsey: Suggests the best idea is to have a debit card with rewards system
MAR 15, 2017

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

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?

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CresCom gets regulatory, shareholders approval for Greer State Bank acquisition, customers will see change April 10
MAR 14, 2017

Greer State Bank's sale to Carolina Financial Corporation (CresCom) closes Saturday.
 

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.

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Freezing temperatures and flowers are not best friends
MAR 13, 2017

Freezing temperatures and flowers are not best friends

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. 

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Eva Kuykendoll, 87, dies, leaves behind 60 grandchildren
MAR 13, 2017

Eva Kuykendoll, 87, dies, leaves behind 60 grandchildren

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.

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Rita Allison: Careful consideration is given to all constituents' input
MAR 11, 2017

Rita Allison
Representative District 36
 

By Rita Allison

Representative District 36

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YMCA of Greenville 2017 Annual Campaign helps transform lives
MAR 11, 2017

Dan Eller is the volunteer chairperson of the YMCA of Greenville's 2017 Annual Campaign.
 

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.

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Greer's Barbare awarded Major of the Year by health, physical education, recreation organization
MAR 10, 2017

Kayla “Birdie” Barbare of the University of South Carolina Upstate will be honored as Major of the Year by SHAPE America.
 

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.

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Better school bus safety: Tips that your children need to know
MAR 9, 2017

Better school bus safety: Tips that your children need to know

Family Features

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.

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Video: Blue Ridge baseball early season report
MAR 8, 2017

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.

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$24.95: Greenville County residents face tax increases
MAR 7, 2017

Greenville County residents will pay tax increases of $24.95 in a two-part ordinance passed Tuesday night by Greenville County Council.
 
 

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:

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