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Riverside falls to Mauldin, Brown accounts for 3 TDs
SEP 30, 2017

Mauldin and Riverside had a slugfest in the first half and the Mavericks held on for a 44-26 victory at Mauldin Friday night.

Andrew Brown led Riverside with two touchdown passes, one each to Max Louis and Ryan Perron. Brown also scrambled for a fourth quarter touchdown and Louis added an 80-yard kickoff return.

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Unbeaten Eastside pounds Union; next door rival awaits
SEP 30, 2017

Eastside will come into next week’s game undefeated at Greer. It will be the first time Eastside will play Greer with a better record than its next door rival.

Eastside beat Union, 48-20, Friday that concluded Spirit Week.

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Greer dominates TR in Region opener; Houston throws 5 TDs, 288 yards
SEP 29, 2017

Greer smothered Travelers Rest Friday night, 70-3, in the teams’ Class 4A Region-II opening game at Chico Boling Stadium.

Greer has scored 126 points in it last two games (56-0 over Woodruff last week) and only allowed three points, a first quarter TR field goal.

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Downtown businesses to have water turned off for repairs
SEP 29, 2017

Downtown businesses to have water turned off for repairs

Downtown businesses will have their water turned off Sunday for infrastructure improvements on Randall Street.

Greer Commission of Public Works sent an advisory to businesses on Trade Street that water will be turned off, tentatively, 7 – 10 a.m. Sunday and issued a boil water advisory for some businesses from Sunday to Monday.

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Skyland Elementary is a Blue Ribbon School
SEP 28, 2017

Skyland Elementary designated a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.
 
 
 
 

Skyland Elementary School has been awarded a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award.

Skyland was among 342 schools nationwide honored as a Blue Ribbon school. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

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$10 million bond will finance city/hotel parking garage
SEP 27, 2017

$10 million bond will finance city/hotel parking garage

• Hotel, parking garage coming to city

The timing and the City of Greer’s financial growth led to the pursuit of a hotel-parking garage complex and possibly more commercial/retail business.

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Hotel, parking garage coming to city
SEP 25, 2017

Details for a 100-plus room city hotel, related retail properties and approximately a 300-vehicle parking garage, will be presented at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

City Administrator Ed Driggers will present the economic development project, code-named “Kaboom”, for a first reading on council’s agenda. Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Eastside Spirit Week dedicated to rare disease of student's sister
SEP 25, 2017

Students are with FOXG1 children with Bella wearing orange. Sister, Sofia, is on the back row right, and Lilian Hart, wearing blue, is student body president and voice of spirit week.
 
 
 

Eastside Spirit Week students are all in for one of their own.

Bella Giordani is the sister of Eastside student, Sofia.

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S.C. maintains top national rate of women murdered by men
SEP 23, 2017

S.C. maintains top national rate of women murdered by men

South Carolina ranked fifth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 1.83 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2015 Homicide Data.

This is the sixth year in a row that South Carolina has ranked in the top five states for women murdered by men.

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Spinx stores partnering with Relay for Life in October campaign
SEP 22, 2017

Customers can purchase a foot icon from Spinx stores in October with a donation.
 

Throughout October Spinx convenience stores will partner with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life to help fight back and save more lives from cancer.

Customers can purchase a foot con with a donation and then write a loved one’s name on it to honor or remember their battle with cancer. The feet will then be put on display in the stores’ windows.

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Riverside has 8 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
SEP 22, 2017

Riverside High School National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are Christopher Brooks, Audrey Dods, Michael Gallagher, Vivian Ho, Andrei Robu, Mark Tolchinsky, Allison Watts and Joshua Woo.
 

Reported by Donna Roberts

Eight Riverside High School seniors are semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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International Ballet sets 2017-2018 schedule
SEP 21, 2017

L’Automne — Nov. 4, 2 and 7 p.m. at The Warehouse Theatre.
 

The 2017-18 International Ballet has announced its signature fall concert, traditional holiday classic and a full-length ballet in the spring.

The Greer-based internationally acclaimed dance company will show off its new branding during the beginning of its 14th season. It updates and visually underscores its recognition as a premier Upstate training center.

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Brook Sill featured as SI 'Lovely Lady of the Day'
SEP 21, 2017

Brook Sill, from Duncan and a former Miss South Carolina Teen, is featured as Sports Illustrated's Cheerleader of the Week.
 

A resident of Duncan, who was a former Miss South Carolina Teen winner, is featured in Sports Illustrated as "Lovely Lady of the Day".

Brook Sill, a senior at Clemson University majoring in Communication Studies, is a member of the Clemson Rally Cats Dance Team. The Rally Cats perform at all home football and men’s basketball games. 

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3 Upstate students earn prestigious high school scholarships
SEP 20, 2017

Samuel Qin, from Greer, is the recipient of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high scholarship for gifted learners.
 

Three Upstate students, one from Greer, are among 30 in the country awarded full high school scholarships to Gifted Learners.

Samuel Qin, from Greer, is the recipient of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high school scholarship for gifted learners to attend an optimally matched high school program to help them meet their unique intellectual and personal needs.

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NGU's Sparks getting world-wide play with his music
SEP 19, 2017

NGU mass communication professor Rick Sparks’ latest piano album, “Nightfall London,” is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world.

North Greenville University mass communication professor Dr. Rick Sparks is leveraging his skills as a pianist/composer and his experience as a broadcaster into daily airplay on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Sparks’ new piano album, “Nightfall London,” charted in the top-10 this summer on Zone Music Reporter’s world radio airplay chart. The album is Sparks’ third instrumental album since 2014, and is being played on broadcast and online radio stations around the world, including the “Spa” channel on SiriusXM.

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Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare
SEP 19, 2017

Festival of Opportunities gives pre-nursing, nursing majors glimpse of healthcare

By DARIUS WILKINS

For GreerToday.com 

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Sourdough & Co. ventures into Upstate from California base
SEP 19, 2017

Sourdough & Co. has an old-time look with recycled wood.
 

Sourdough & Co., a sandwich shop, is making the Upstate its first venture outside of its home-based California.

The key ingredient for its sandwiches and soup bowls is its sourdough bread. Greek and Italian salads are also offered.

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Thursday Afternoon Acting Group hosts after-school class
SEP 19, 2017

The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) at USC Upstate is hosting an after school theatre program on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
 

The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group (TAAG) at the University of South Carolina Upstate is hosting an after school theatre program on Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The first class is Thursday.

Registration is for students ages eight to 18. The cost is $75 for the semester-long program.

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Greer wins third straight, dominates Woodruff
SEP 16, 2017

Greer's Chris Quinn scored on a 60-yard run.
 

The Greer Yellow Jackets punctuated the halfway point of their regular season schedule by walloping the Woodruff Wolverines, 56-0, Friday night at Dooley Field. Greer is 4-1.

The eight touchdowns performance by Greer was distributed with six rushing and two passing, all in the first three quarters.

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Charter hosts hiring event in Greer
SEP 13, 2017

Charter hosts hiring event in Greer

Charter Communications is hosting a job fair to fill field technician positions to accommodate demand for its Spectrum TV, Internet and Voice services in the Upstate.

What: Charter Communications job fair

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