When I was younger, normal school and kid stuff kept me busy. School, homework, sports, chores, clubs, learning to drive, holding a part-time jobs, hanging out with friends and family – all that occupied my time.
It has been nearly a year in the making.
Local band barleycove will celebrate its new CD with a release party at 7 p.m. March 1 at Stomping Grounds.
The band has been working on the 12-song CD since last summer, drummer Tim Trammel said.
Kamesha Booker stays busy. She’s in school, has a 6-year-old daughter and works as a licensed practical nurse at Home Helpers and Direct Link.
Booker is not only the nurse-on-call. She was named Caregiver of the Year 2013 at Home Helpers. She goes above and beyond with her clients, said Becky Pickett, Home Helpers president/owner.
I’m sharing this ridiculous story at the insistence of my coworkers here at The Greer Citizen.
This past summer, I was headed home from work when I saw an adorable dog running around a nearby neighborhood in the Mauldin area. Like any dog-lover/overall softy, I pulled over to check on the little guy.
The Cyber Academy of South Carolina (CASC) opened its first learning center on Jan. 31, drawing in local parents and students.
The CASC learning center is piloting in Greenville, but plans to open more in the future.
Kara Ponder is one proud mother.
In 2007, her oldest child, Hannah, won Miss Greer High School during junior year. This year, her other daughter, Sara Ashleigh, was crowned Miss Greer High.
“They’re both very different,” Ponder said. “They’re both unique in their own ways and it meant a lot.”
As you’re probably aware, we’ve had some winter weather lately. Snow, ice — the whole nine yards.
And you probably know that winters in the Northeastern part of the country are different than those we experience here in the Southeast. Because of this, we’re prepared differently and we prepare for different things.
The annual Miss Byrnes High School pageant turns 50 this year, with past and present queens coming in for the celebration.
This year’s pageant features 11 contestants and Kevin McCall, one of the contest’s directors, said the event has evolved over the years.
Think of it as speed dating for volunteerism.
About 1,000 students filed into the Riverside High gym over the course of a day, stopping by nonprofits’ booths, with the hopes of forming a connection.
I recently had the pleasure of attending Riverside High’s resurrection of its service fair.
The school held the service fair for years, until they moved into its new building in 2006, student council adviser Dan Tollison told me.