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One of largest gifts in Greenville Tech's history creates Student Success Center
NOV 29, 2018

Dodie Anderson's gift of $2 million will help to transform a building on Greenville Technical College’s Barton Campus into a center where students will find the resources and services to enroll and succeed. 

A graduate's gift to the Greenville Tech Foundation is intended to help others succeed as she did. Dodie Anderson's gift of $2 million will help to transform a building on Greenville Technical College’s Barton Campus into a center where students will find the resources and services to enroll and succeed. The Dreisbach/Anderson Student Success Center is intended to welcome, support, and provide the tools to help people transform their lives through education.

Enrolling at Greenville Technical College (GTC) as an adult, Dodie Anderson was hesitant to return to the classroom, having been told in high school that college wasn’t for her. In her first class at GTC, she found support from a history instructor, Dr. Norm Raiford, who built her confidence and showed her that she belonged on a college campus after all, that she could achieve, and that she could set her sights even higher. Earning an associate degree at GTC in 1979, Anderson moved on to what was then USC Spartanburg where she completed a bachelor’s degree. The knowledge she gained allowed Dodie and her husband, Bob, to grow their plywood manufacturing company into Anderson Hardwood Flooring, a well-known name in flooring products and services that they eventually sold to a competitor.

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Woman charged with child neglect in case of newborn baby
NOV 28, 2018

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office have charged 31-year-old Jillene McMillan with unlawful neglect of a child.

On Nov 14, investigators received a report from the Greenville City Police Department regarding a newborn baby being handed over to a woman, identified as Monique Yolanda Jackson, who then took the child to Greenville Memorial Hospital. Greenville City Police initiated an investigation and have since charged Jackson with filing a false police report.

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Deadly combination: Teen driver and teen passenger
NOV 28, 2018

Deadly combination: Teen driver and teen passenger

According to AAA, teen drivers put everyone on the roadway at risk of a deadly crash, especially if they are bringing teen passengers along for the ride. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In contrast, when older passengers (35 or older) ride with a teen driver, overall fatality rates in crashes decreased eight percent. 

Considering the increased risk created by a combination of teen drivers and teen passengers, AAA emphasizes the need for teen drivers to gain adequate supervised training, especially in different driving scenarios, before taking what could be a fatal drive. 

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Dave Ramsey: Do what's best for you when car shopping
NOV 28, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I’ll be graduating from college with no debt in a couple of weeks, and I have a good job waiting for me in January. During the last few years, I’ve managed to save almost $25,000 from my part-time jobs while in school. My car is pretty beaten up and old, so I’ve been shopping at a couple of car dealerships recently. Every time I talk to a salesperson, they tell me I should finance something new instead of paying cash for a used car. What should I do?

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Gas prices are lowest of the year
NOV 28, 2018

This is a breakdown of gas prices by region.
 
 
 

Prices at the pump are headed toward some of the cheapest prices Carolinians have seen this year.

South Carolina’s average of $2.21 is the lowest the state has seen so far this year, the last time prices were this low were on January 1, 2018 when they hit $2.24.

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Cops for Tots toys, money donations ongoing
NOV 27, 2018

Children are invited by the Greer Police Department to select toys, games and stuffed animals.
 
 

The Greer Police Department will host its 30th annual Cops for Tots program on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The Cops for Tots program started in 1988 when officers with the Greer Police Department bought and delivered presents to one family in the Sunnyside Community.

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NGU's Finn recognized as SEBTS Scholar
NOV 26, 2018

Provost and Dean of the University Faculty Dr. Nathan A. Finn (left) was named one of five evangelical scholars for 2018 by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) at the annual Evangelical Society (ETS) meeting

During the 70th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in Denver, Colo.,, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) recognized five evangelical scholars for their contributions at the annual Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner. NGU’s Provost and Dean of the University Faculty Dr. Nathan A. Finn was one of the five scholars honored.

The honorees, representing five different colleges, universities, and seminaries, received awards for their excellence in research, writing and displaying the characteristics of a Great Commission scholar in both the classroom and Christian scholarship.

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'Tis the season for safety: How careful are you?
NOV 26, 2018

'Tis the season for safety: How careful are you?

The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, more than 300,000 children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your kids out of the emergency room.

Holiday Hazards

Use prevention strategies to help keep your holidays running smoothly and safely. 

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Greer trims Ridge View, heads to AAAA semifinals
NOV 24, 2018

Cameron Martin of Greer get just enough on this play to force the Ridge View receiver to catch the ball with his foot on the out of bounds line. 
 

Dre Williams scored on a one-yard run with 6:15 left in the game to lead Greer to a 6-3 victory over Ridge View in the quarterfinals of the state AAAA quarterfinals Friday night at Dooley Field.

The game was played in rain with temperatures in the high 30’s.

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GSP master plan: $456 million in projects over 20 years
NOV 23, 2018

The GSP Master Plan recommends $456.1 million in projects over the next 20 years.
 

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission unanimously approved an update to the master plan for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) during its meeting on Monday.

The GSP Master Plan, which recommends $456.1 million in projects over the next 20 years, will become the airport’s official planning document with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The costs are based on 2018 dollars.

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Turkey carving: Jason Clark takes us step-by-step
NOV 21, 2018

Follow Jason Clark's carving instructions for a nice presentation and lots more meat at Thanksgiving dinner.
 

• See video here.

Greer’s Chef de Résistance Jason Clark demonstrates how to carve a turkey and set up a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Dave Ramsey: Perfect timing for Baby Steps financial planning
NOV 21, 2018

 Carving a turkey, step-by-step 

Jason Clark,

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Dave Ramsey: Perfect time to walk through the Baby Steps
NOV 21, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I like your plan, and I’m ready to get control of my finances. Should I catch up on past due bills before saving $1,000 for the beginner emergency fund you recommend in Baby Step 1?

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Cocker Spaniel puppies for sale
NOV 21, 2018

Cocker Spaniel puppies for sale

Three AKC Cocker Spaniel puppies are for sale. Three females,and one male 12 weeks old. $700.

Call 864-237-8544 for more details.

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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce welcomes David Merhib as president and CEO
NOV 19, 2018

David Merhib is the new president and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the hiring of David Merhib as its new president and CEO. Merhib has served as the president and CEO of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce in Brookings, SD for the past four years.

 “I am looking forward to leading the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and working with the Board of Directors, Chamber staff and Chamber membership,” Merhib said. “My goal is to keep the Chamber relevant through new and existing programs and initiatives that impact the business community as well as develop and create opportunities for business growth throughout the Greater Greer area.” 

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Don't let picky eaters ruin your holidays
NOV 19, 2018

 Don't let picky eaters ruin your holidays

It's every parents' niightmare: you sit down to a holiday meal with family and friends, and your picky eater throws a mealtime tantrum. Many parents give in and serve kid-friendly dishes (dry cereal and chicken nuggets, anyone?) on the side, reinforcing the picky eating and risking eye rolls from their guests. 

For 35 years, Chef Gigi Gaggero has coached thousands of children and adults in how to cook (and eat) better. She has six proven tips to ensure you and your picky eater enjoy the holidays without drama.

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Williams has career game, Greer knocks off York
NOV 17, 2018

Dre Williams was virtually unstoppable Friday night as he led Greer to the quarterfinals of the state class AAAA football playoffs Friday night.

Williams ran for 327 yards and scored four touchdowns as Greer eliminated York, 63-40, Friday night at Dooley Field.

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Don't follow everything you see on the internet
NOV 16, 2018

By T.J. Mack
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Center

The ice bucket challenge, the cinnamon challenge, the Tide Pod challenge, the fire challenge, the “In My Feelings” challenge … the list of internet fads goes on and on.

A quick internet search will give you access to scores of challenges. Each challenge is becoming more difficult than the one before and each one with the same goal in mind; for the person in the video to obtain viral fame.

Most are ridiculous and some are harmless and laughable. Others, however, can end with a hospital visit.

Today, emergency centers across the world are treating patients due to the injuries obtained in the attempt of viral fame.
Below are some of the more recent challenges and the risks involved:

Tide Pod challenge

Tide Pod – a pre-measured laundry detergent packet, designed to dissolve in water during the machine’s use.
Challenge – to place one of the brightly colored packets in your mouth until it dissolves. Once dissolved you either spit out or ingest the contents.

Risks – The contents of the packet are not made for human consumption and are considered extremely dangerous. If ingested, one may have difficulty breathing, burns to the mouth, esophagus, lining of the lungs and/or GI tract, or swelling of the airway.

This has a danger of blocking airways and choking. If we occlude (block/close off due to swelling or foreign material) our airway brain damage or death will occur within minutes.

 ‘In My Feelings’ challenge

“In My Feelings” song and dance – a song written by popular singer, song writer, record producer, actor and entrepreneur Drake. The song, “In My Feelings,” is written and performed by rap star Drake. The song is hot … and it got hotter when comedian Shiggy went viral with a dance he made up for it.

Challenge – Do the Shiggy dance to “In My Feelings” and post it to Instagram.

Risk
– The first videos were harmless, as movie and music stars posted their own videos. Then, people started getting out of their cars. Some of the most popular videos involve people exiting their moving vehicle while someone is recording, then doing the dance and hopping back in.

It should not be surprising to tell you these videos, many of which have gone viral, come with a price. Emergency centers are treating injuries due to these failed challenges (or widely successful, depending on your perception) are injuries sustained due to blunt force trauma or crush injuries.

Many of the people are either being struck by a vehicle in the opposite lane of traffic, are dancing into stationary objects, or they have been run over by their own vehicle.

When operating a moving vehicle, it is highly recommended that you wear a seat belt and stay behind the wheel of the vehicle. Never exit a moving vehicle, especially if you are the driver. This is for your safety, the safety of your passengers and the safety of the others on the roadways.

Fire challenge

Challenge
– dowse yourself with flammable liquid, then ignite it (light yourself on fire)

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Dave Ramsey: Home warranties are a waste of money
NOV 16, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

Are home warranties a waste of money if someone has been following your plan and already has six months of expenses set aside in an emergency fund, plus home insurance?

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McKaela Rowland debuts as main ballerina in L'Automne
NOV 15, 2018

McKaela Rowland has leading role in L'Automne.

By GEORGIA GAY

Walking into International Ballet, instructors can be heard shouting typical ballerina jargon. As ballerinas dance around the room, perfecting their pirouettes, the music plays loudly, shaking the room. Moms with their younger children wait for their dancer to finish practice, eager to go home to finish homework and eat dinner. One of these moms is Tonya Rowland, whose daughter, McKaela Rowland, has just finished practice for her starring role in L’Automne.

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