GREER EDUCATION From August 2014


Community Baptist youth make a difference on mission trip
AUG 29, 2014

The group representing Community Baptist Church during its mission trip to Chapmanville, W. Va., are: left to right, back row, Youth Pastor Andrew Norton, Thomas Ashmore, Evan Manes, Kathryn Manes, Olivia Norton, Joshua Floyd, Thomas Garbutt and Cody Summerlin. Front row: Elisabeth Norton, Jesse Floyd, Amanda Garbutt.

Youth from Community Baptist Church took a mission trip to Chapmanville, W. Va., during the summer to work on projects and hosted Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church of Chapmanville.

Andrew Norton, Pastor of Youth at Community Baptist, led the team with maintenance projects around the church, VBS and conducted group interaction singing and other social activities.

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Dalby couldn't find tomatoes and corn to his liking, so he grew them
AUG 27, 2014

David Dalby reaches into a tomato plant to thin them out.

David Dalby wanted fresh tomatoes and corn so he grew them.

Now Dalby has too many tomatoes among varieties that are still producing bite-size black cherry among his Heirloom, Beefsteak and Better Boys. There are 42 quarts of tomatoes canned, so far.

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Specialty pets inspire kids to learn
AUG 21, 2014

Specialty pets inspire kids to learn

Family Features

All pets bring us closer to the natural world, but specialty pets, such as fish, small pets and reptiles, provide a unique way to inspire kids to learn about the world around them. As teachers and families are starting a new school year, pets can help teach kids responsibility and how to keep a routine. They can sharpen kids' math and science skills through activities such as measuring food and water, keeping track of days of the week on a calendar and studying information about their care needs.

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Sen. Scott office taking applications for internships
AUG 20, 2014

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall. 

The intern program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service, government and press.  All internships are unpaid, but provide students valuable work experience and an opportunity to work with professionals in legislative, constituent services and press roles. 

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Employers can file for incumbent worker training programs funding
AUG 20, 2014

The Greenville County Workforce Investment Board (GCWIB) is accepting applications for Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) programs. 

The program is subsidized through the Federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and provides funding for training needed in current businesses due to expansion, new technology, retooling, new services/product lines and new organizational structuring or as part of a layoff avoidance strategy.  Approximately $78,401 is available during this application round.

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Cox named to American Lung Association board
AUG 18, 2014

Jaime Cox
Named to American Lung Association Board

Jaime Cox, director of clinical studies for the Respiratory Therapy program at Greenville Technical College, has been named to the board of directors for the American Lung Association in South Carolina.

Cox, a graduate of the Respiratory Therapy program at Midlands Technical College, joined the faculty at Greenville Tech in 2007, bringing 10 years of experience in hospital Intensive Care Units. Later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care from Boise State University, she is now director of clinical studies for the GTC Respiratory Therapy program.

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Children's fairy tale characters come to life from drama camp
AUG 16, 2014

Camila Escobar is Little Red Riding Hood and Aiden Dyke as the Wolf.

“Into the Woods Jr.” brings a host of children’s favorite fairy tale characters to the Cannon Center in Downtown Greer. This play is the culmination of two weeks of drama camp plus five additional rehearsals.

“The kids do everything, from what happens onstage to backstage to set design,” drama teacher JJ Pearson said. “The result is a top notch production . . . they’re obviously very talented kids.”

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New playground equipment greets Chandler Creek students
AUG 15, 2014

Olivia Gutchess finds the spinner to her liking at Chandler Creek Elementary School.

New playground equipment has been added to Chandler Creek Elementary School contributed by the PTA after a fundraiser last year.

The equipment, at a cost of $25,000 with installation, according to Principal Jane R. Mills, is the first playground structures added since 1999. The PTA contributed $10,000 from a two-week Boosterthon fundraiser last year. PlayNation installed the equipment.

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Bullying hotline, email available for Greenville County students, parents
AUG 14, 2014

Bullying hotline, email available for Greenville County students, parents

Greenville County Schools students and parents now have several options to report instances of bullying, harassment and intimidation.

They may confidentially call the Greenville County Schools Bullying Hotline at 864-45-BULLY (864-452-8559) or email Greenville County Schools at [email protected]. They may also report anonymously by clicking here.

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Perception wears more on disabled than disabilities
AUG 13, 2014

Ben Brewer and his friend, Miranda, celebrate her graduation from Bob Jones University.

By Kim Wooten

Disability is a broad word.

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Greer Connect mobile app connects residents and visitors directly to City Hall
AUG 12, 2014

The Greer Connect app is available in the Mac App Store for iPhones and iPads, as well as in the Google Play store for Android devices. It is free to download and use for both platforms.

Let’s face it. Potholes are inconvenient.

So are burned out streetlights, overgrown lots and barking dogs.

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New students invited to register for piano instruction
AUG 12, 2014

Piano instructor Kay Young's students perform during the Christmas holidays at City of Greer events including Breakfast with Santa.

Piano Performers School of Music, taught by certified instructors, is accepting students all skill levels for the 2014-2015 school year.  Lessons are Mondays at the Cannon Centre from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Studies suggest that exposure to music can have a noticeable impact on academic performance.

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Ryan's giving away backpacks on Family Night
AUG 12, 2014

Ryan's giving away backpacks on Family Night

Free backpacks will be distributed to the first 100 kids at Ryan’s buffet restaurants on Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

It’s a win-win for the kids as Ryan’s celebrates Family Night – kids eat for 99 cents or $1.99, depending on the participating location – every Thursday. Ryan’s also offers its Breakfast for Dinner special on Thursday nights.

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Father and daughter share stage at Clemson graduation
AUG 8, 2014

Eddie Railey and his daughter, Reagan, share a moment at Littlejohn Coliseum before collecting diplomas from Clemson University.

Paul Alongi

Clemson Technical and Features Writer

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Bensons donate $3 million to Greenville Tech, Greer campus renamed
AUG 8, 2014

Bensons donate $3 million to Greenville Tech, Greer campus renamed

The Greer Campus of Greenville Technical College today became the Benson Campus honoring Jim Benson and his $3 million gift to the college.

Benson’s $2 million cash gift is the largest ever received by the Greenville Tech Foundation. In addition, he also pledged an additional $1 million to be paid over five years. In recognition of both gifts, the campus has been renamed and Building 302 will bear the names of Evelyn and Jim Benson.

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Leadership team named at Greer Middle College
AUG 8, 2014

Greer Middle College has named its interim leadership team for the 2014-2015 school year.

David Atchley is executive director, Jimmy Armstrong principal and James Dillard assistant principal.

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Express registration offered at Greenville Tech
AUG 5, 2014

Greenville Technical College will offer Express Registration sessions Saturday, Aug. 9, Monday, Aug. 11, and Tuesday, Aug.12, at the Admissions and Registration Center at McAlister Square, to work through the enrollment process for those interested in attending when fall classes begin the week of Aug. 18.

Students can work on all steps in the enrollment process meeting with admissions and financial aid officers and advisors, completing necessary placement tests, and learning about the options for fall semester.

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