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AT&T helps Greer Middle College Charter High School prepare students for success
FEB 28, 2018

AT&T presents check to Greer Middle Charter High School.

A global corporation is helping Greer Middle College Charter High School prepare students to compete and succeed in a global economy.

 Terrence Ford, AT&T’s regional director of External Affairs, recently visited campus to present a $3,000 donation from the international communications and entertainment company. Receiving the gift on behalf of GMC were principal Jimmy Armstrong and Sen. Tom Corbin (SC District 5), a previous member of the  GMC fundraising committee. 

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Greer Middle College Student Ambassadors focusing on foster care system
FEB 28, 2018

Student Ambassadors at Greer Middle College Charter High School will host an event for students and parents from the community to broaden their knowledge of the foster care system. The leadership committee focuses on a social issue each year, and this year they chose foster care.

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Tryon International Equestrian Center announces spring schedule
FEB 28, 2018

Tryon International Equestrian Center announces spring schedule

 Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) has announced its 2018 competition schedule, featuring 13 FEI jumping weeks, plus one CDI dressage and one eventing competition in its 40-week schedule spanning multiple disciplines. TIEC hosted five series of competition in 2017, which welcomed more than 2,300 riders from 45 states and 31 countries to the venue, and 2018 is poised to deliver an even more robust equestrian calendar for competitors in a variety of disciplines.

 TIEC is expanding its footprint in 2018 to host competitions in all eight FEI disciplines including jumping, dressage and para-dressage, eventing, reining, driving, vaulting and endurance. For the second time, the venue will host The Fork at TIEC, a 3* eventing competition featuring a CIC 3*/2*/1* presented by Lucky Clays, and the 72nd annual Tryon Block House Races, as well as the U.S. Pony Club Championships East. New to the competition calendar is the 28th annual Carolina Classic at TIEC, the facility's inaugural reining event. Multi-discipline events and specialty horse shows are also scheduled throughout the year.

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Shoestring Players shed light with 'Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play'
FEB 28, 2018

Shoestring Players perform a scene from

The University of South Carolina Upstate’s Shoestring Players will present “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play” from March 1-4 in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center at 170 Gramling Drive on campus.

 The play by Anne Washburn centers on a post-apocalyptic future in which a group of survivors, missing the comfort of electronic entertainment, try to recreate an episode of the long-running TV — from memory. The three acts stretch over 75 years, tracing the evolution of the performance into a pageant.

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River Rivalry presented by ScanSource returns to Fluor Field on Saturday
FEB 28, 2018

The Reedy River Rivalry presented by ScanSource returns to Fluor Field on Saturday. Join the fun by visiting the Reedy River Rivalry Tailgate Party on Main Street!. The party runs until 7 p.m. and will feature food, drinks, live music, cornhole and more. 

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FEB 28, 2018

 
 
Presenting the check to Stephen Smith, center, executive director, was Bob Morris, foundation president, and Sue Priester, board chair. 
 
 

Greer Community Ministries received a Capacity Building Grant from the Community Foundation of Greenville.

 

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Student's social media post posed threat to school
FEB 27, 2018

Student's social media post posed threat to school

A student at Byrnes Freshman Academy made administrators and guidance counselors aware of a social media post Tuesday that posed a potential threat to school safety.

District Five administrators immediately got law enforcement involved, and began an investigation. The information included a Snapchat post by a Freshman Academy student that showed a gun, and included threatening language toward the school, and fellow students.

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Dave Ramsey: Don't let student debt hang around
FEB 27, 2018

Dave Ramsey
 

Dear Dave,

I have $100,000 in student loan debt. Since the amount is so large, is there a special place in your Baby Steps plan for it?

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NGU women stun top-seeded Limestone
FEB 27, 2018

NGU women stun top-seeded Limestone

North Greenville University upset top-seeded Limestone College women’s basketball team, 57-56, in the Conference Carolinas quarterfinals on Monday.

NGU, 8-20 and seeded eighth, stunned Limestone, 23-5, at Limestone Timken Gymnasium. It was Limestone’s first home loss this season.

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Sports doctor helps athletes, weekend warriors get back in the game
FEB 25, 2018

Dr. Stephen Kana

Dr. Stephen Kana practiced medicine for 30 years and worked in the Upstate for more than 20 years. He recently joined Spartanburg Regional’s Sports Medicine Institute team as an orthopaedic surgeon, concentrating on knee, shoulder and elbow injuries.

“It’s a big change,” he said. “I think what I wanted to accomplish with the move was to establish the Sports Medicine Institute to uniformly deliver top quality care to our high school athletes, our college athletes and professional athletes.”

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CBL recognized as a South Carolina Centennial Business
FEB 23, 2018

Jennifer Jones, CBL State Savings Bank president and CEO, was recognized by Greer Mayor Rick Danner at last year's 110-year anniversary.
 
 

CBL State Savings Bank was publicly recognized a South Carolina Centennial Business by South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond.

CBL celebrated its 110th anniversary last June when it was rebranded as CBL State Savings Bank.

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Alice in Wonderland begins two-weekend run
FEB 22, 2018

Alice in Wonderland begins two-weekend run

The Greer Children’s Theatre begins its two-weekend run of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Friday at the Cannon Centre.

The Disney-scripted play, thus Jr., after its title, has Friday and Saturday times at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

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What are 'STEAM' subjects and why do they matter?
FEB 22, 2018

What are 'STEAM' subjects and why do they matter?

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If you’ve heard your child’s educators talking about “STEAM” subjects, they are referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. And these subjects are growing in importance, as more industries require a strong mastery of the concepts and skills involved.

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Nathalie Mohun LaTora worked at White House during Roosevelt administration
FEB 21, 2018

Nathalie Mohun LaTora worked at White House during Roosevelt administration

Nathalie Mohun LaTora left Taylors at a young age to work under President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration at the White House in Washington, D.C. Nathalie, 92, died Tuesday.

During her time spent in Washington, Nathalie met and married Edward “Eddie” Joseph Mohun, who worked for the Department of Defense. She called Mohun the love of her life, and they had two daughters.

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Upstate sailor stands watch on guided-missile destroyer
FEB 18, 2018

Controlman 3rd Class Nash Pasley, from Simpsonville, stands communications watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett.
 

Controlman 3rd Class Nash Pasley, from Simpsonville, stands communications watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett during an underway replenishment with the dry cargo and ammunitions ship USNS Carl Brashear.

Sterett is on a scheduled deployment to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region. It will also support the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group to advance U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Up-Gunned ESG concept and will train with forward-deployed amphibious ships across all mission areas.

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Dowd selected President/CEO of Greer Chamber of Commerce
FEB 16, 2018

Marjorie M. Dowd has been named President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce (GCCC). 
 

Marjorie M. Dowd has been named President/CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce (GCCC). Dowd has served as the Director of Education and Economic Development at Greenville County Schools since 2010.

Dowd begins her duties March 1. She fills the void left by Mark Owens when he resigned Dec. 1 to become President and CEO of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce.

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Bill Haas injured in fatal wreck in Pacific Palisades
FEB 14, 2018

Bill Haas was injured in a multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Pacific Palisades, Calif., that left one person dead and two injured.
 
 
 

Update: The driver of the Ferrari, who was identified by a coroner's official Wednesday as 71-year-old Mark Gibello, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bill Haas was released from the hospital and has withdrawn from the tournament and is headed back to his home in South Carolina.

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BMW continues as largest U.S. auto exporter with $8.76 billion value in 2017
FEB 13, 2018

BMW X models from the Greer plant wait to be loaded for export at the Port of Charleston.
 

BMW Manufacturing exported 272,346 BMW X models from the Greer plant during 2017, the company reported Tuesday.

Nearly 87 percent of these Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of approximately $8.76 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the Greer factory the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

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BMW has record January, X6 spurs Greer-produced vehicles
FEB 13, 2018

The BMW X6 was a main growth drivers in the BMW X family,
 

Following its seventh consecutive year of record sales, the world’s number one manufacturer of premium vehicles started 2018 with another record: the BMW Group has never sold so many cars in January as in this year. A total of 169,538 customers took delivery of a BMW, MINI or Rolls-Royce premium vehicle, an increase of 3.8 percent on the same month last year.

The BMW X6 (3,128 / +5.8%) was a main growth drivers in the BMW X family, as production of the new BMW X3 ramps up through the second half of the year.

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Finn will become North Greenville University's chief academic officer
FEB 13, 2018

Dr. Nathan A. Finn will become the North Greenville University's chief academic officer on June 1.
 

Dr. Nathan A. Finn will become North Greenville University’s chief academic officer on June 1, with the title of provost and dean of the university faculty. Finn serves as dean of the School of Theology and Missions and professor of theological studies at Union University in Jackson, Tenn.

Dr. Randall J. Pannell, NGU’s vice president for academic affairs, will be returning to a faculty role as professor of Christian ministries and special assistant to the provost.

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