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2015 Southern Conference (SoCon) Pairings Announced

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

The Southern Conference has announced the pairings for the 2015 Men’s Basketball Tournament, presented by General Shale. The games begin March 6th and continue through March 9th.

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What Is Smart911?

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.

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Harvard’s Diana Eck to Speak March 3rd

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015

Harvard Divinity School Professor Diana L. Eck, Ph.D., will deliver the Charles H. Townes Lecture on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in Younts Conference Center on the Furman University campus.

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Thinkers From Right and Left Tackle Christianity and Politics

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Robert P. George, Ph.D., and Cornel R. West, Ph.D., two prominent thinkers on the right and left, respectively, will speak on the Furman University campus about Christianity and politics Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m. in Watkins Room of the Trone Student Center.

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Furman Receives $500,000 Gift to Support Poverty Studies

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

Furman University officials announced that a Furman trustee and his wife have made a $500,000 gift that will create an endowment to support the university’s popular and innovative Poverty Studies program.

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IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service warns return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes.

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Greenlink Pilot Program Offers Lunchtime Trolley Service

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Greenlink has begun lunchtime trolley service from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Fridays only, with a route that travels a continuous loop from Greenville County Square to the Hyatt Regency on North Main Street.

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Public Registration Open for 40th Anniversary of The Assaults

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Is this the year you conquer Mt. Mitchell, by bike? Registration is now open to the public for one of the Southeast’s most challenging and well-known uphill rides: the 103-mile Assault on Mt. Mitchell and its sister ride, the 74-mile Assault on Marion, …

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Meals on Wheels of Greenville Hosted Sweetheart Charity Ball

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Meals on Wheels of Greenville hosted its 20th annual Sweetheart Charity Ball on Saturday, February 7 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Downtown, raising funds that will provide more than 40,000 meals for the homebound in Greenville County.

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City Continues Tree Restoration Project Downtown

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015

The City of Greenville will continue its ongoing tree restoration and replacement program along Main Street, between East Court Street and West North Street.

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Free Tax Help Available Nationwide

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

More than 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations.

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All About Credit Reports

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015

When you make a payment on a credit card or loan, the company that gave you the loan or credit keeps a record of how much and often you pay.

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IRS 2015 Tax Season; Free File and E-File Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time, along with the availability of the Free File program.

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Free OB Ultrasounds Offered to the Public

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Greenville Technical College is offering appointments to the public for free OB ultrasounds at the Barton campus on Wednesdays from January 14 through March 25, 2015.

Giving Blood Saves Lives

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Give the gift of life – Donate blood!  The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies.

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Greenville Recognized for Prioritizing Play for Children

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2013

With research proving play is critical to the overall well-being of children, 217 cities and towns, including Greenville, earned recognition from national non-profit KaBOOM! as 2013 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to give children the childhood they deserve by providing ample …

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How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

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‘Tigers’ unite at Clemson to save tigers in the wild

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

The tiger is one of the most common college mascots in the country. It also is one of the most endangered animals in the wild. Students at Clemson University are calling together their fellow collegiate “tigers” from across the country to a summit April 19-21 …

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Power Down and Save! Eight Low-Cost Ways to Reduce Energy Use

Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

With ever-increasing operating expenses, saving on energy has become an easy and effective way for businesses to reduce costs. Even small improvements in the way you use energy can have a large impact on your bottom line. The eight, low-cost/no-cost energy-saving tips that …

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Caesars Head State Park is Close, But a World Away

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Greenville is a terrific place to work, raise a family and enjoy what life has to offer, but that doesn’t take away the need to get away from it all every once in a while, away from paved streets, traffic noise and all …

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Tips To Staying Safe And Warm During Ice Storm Recovery

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

A heavy buildup of ice from the winter storms can take a toll on trees and power lines causing widespread outages, and the damage could take several days to repair. Safe Electricity wants everyone to know how to stay safe and warm during …

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Servosity Expanding Operations in Greenville County; 30 New Jobs Expected

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Greenville-based Servosity Inc, a developer and provider of data backup and disaster recovery solutions to managed service providers and IT resellers, announced plans to expand its operations in Greenville County. The company expects to generate 30 new jobs over the next 12 to …

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Watson Engineering Inc. Expanding Operations in Anderson County

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Watson Engineering Inc., a supplier of construction, agriculture and automotive components, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Anderson County. The $6.37 million investment is expected to generate 85 new jobs. “Demand has increased for our company’s products and services, and …

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Protect Your Passwords!

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

According to recent news reports, passwords for some users of professional networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony may have been leaked online. Google has also started warning users about possible state-sponsored cyber attacks against Gmail accounts.   To protect your passwords and …

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Lollis Metals Inc. Expanding in Anderson County

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, announced plans to expand its existing Anderson County operations. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs. “We’ve been in business here since 1980, and it’s exciting to once again expand …

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Fish Smart, Eat Smart Updated Campaign

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

South Carolinians who like to fish can go online for updated information to find out if the fish on their line is safe to eat or if it should be released. The new DHEC website at www.scdhec.gov/fish has a state map with the …

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Back to School: Pack a Zero-waste Lunch

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Make zero-waste lunches this year: you could prevent 67 pounds of waste and save tons of money! Most parents pack lunch items in single-use plastic bags, aluminum foil, or wax paper, or they purchase single-serving items that come in their own disposable package. …

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …

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Regional and National Blood Supply Low, Donations Urgently Needed

Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012

The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already critically low blood supplies. This call to action comes at a time when blood is …

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Is Your Brain Hungry? Have Some Food for Thought!

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012

Did you know that your brain is a very hungry organ? In fact it consumes 20% of all the oxygen you breathe and 25% of all the calories you eat. Here are a few tips to feed and water your hungry brain to …

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012

Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …

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Grandfather Mountain, a Globally Recognized Nature Preserve

Posted on Sunday, May 6, 2012

Most visitors to the mountains probably recognize Grandfather Mountain’s famous swinging bridge, and more than likely enjoy visiting its restaurant and souvenir shop. Many thousands of travelers stop by Grandfather Mountain during the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, one of the largest gatherings …