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Greenville teen found dead on Swamp Rabbit Trail

greenvilleonline.com — The manner of death is homicide, the Greenville County Coroner's Office said. The Greenville City Police Department and Coroner's Office are investigating the death of a city teenager on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The victim was identified as Cobey Lee Smith, 15, of Clark Street.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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SC educators say Obama's tuition proposal sparking worthwhile debate

greenvilleonline.com — WASHINGTON - Thousands of South Carolina students would attend two-year college tuition-free under a proposal by President Barack Obama that is stirring up interest among educators in the Upstate. Obama based the idea on a lottery-funded program in Tennessee that begins this year.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Two Easley houses burn, one fire believed set intentionally

greenvilleonline.com — EASLEY - Two houses burned in Easley on Sunday, with one of the fires believed to have been set intentionally, according to the Easley Fire Department. A pet died in one fire, but otherwise there were no injuries in either blaze.
Jan 26, 2015

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Greenville’s Bill Haas explains how creative shot wins golf tournament

greenvilleonline.com — Bill Haas had a bad feeling. "It felt like a train wreck all coming together," said Haas, the Greenville native and former Riverside High star. Leading by a stroke on the final hole Sunday in the Humana Challenge, Haas flew the right bunker with his drive and the ball trickled left and stopped on the ledge of the front lip.
Jan 26, 2015

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On racial issues we must ‘see’ each other

greenvilleonline.com — Award-winning African-American writer Ralph Ellison published "Invisible Man" in 1952. He was invisible not because of a physical condition, but because of the refusal of others to see him. New York City police Commissioner Bill Bratton voiced similar sentiments speaking of the strained relations between the police and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Jan 26, 2015

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Editorial: Fund realistic plan for SC roads

greenvilleonline.com — Gov. Nikki Haley unveiled her long-awaited plan for funding the critically needed repairs and improvements to South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges, and the best that can be said is that it offers a concrete starting point in this debate.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Helms commits to South Carolina

greenvilleonline.com — COLUMBIA - With major losses on the offensive line, South Carolina is looking to add quality athletes at that position in its 2015 recruiting class. It picked up a proven veteran on Sunday when center Cory Helms, who is transferring after two years at Wake Forest, committed to the Gamecocks.

No. 1 ranked South Carolina ready to host No. 10 Texas A&M

greenvilleonline.com — COLUMBIA - When University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier recently spoke about revamping his program, he referenced Gamecock women's basketball coach Dawn Staley and what she has done with her team. He talked about being in the stands at the Colonial Life Arena for games in Staley's initial seasons on the job, when there were only a few hundred people in the stands.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Review: Centre Stage offers big, boisterous rock party

greenvilleonline.com — Centre Stage's "Rock 'n' Roll" roars, thunders and rattles the rafters. What more could you want from a rock revue? Featuring a terrific vocal ensemble and live band, "Rock 'n' Roll" charges through a half-century of rock hits by the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Heart, Foreigner, Elton John, K.C.

Lesson learned, thanks to Green Bay tight end Brandon Bostick

greenvilleonline.com — There are moments in life and moments in one's career, regardless of the chosen vocation, that help define us. They come unannounced and without warning, often rushing up and punching us squarely in the gut before we know what's happened.
Jan 25, 2015

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‘Wicked’ soars into the Peace Center

greenvilleonline.com — Elphaba, the feisty green witch of the musical "Wicked," not only has to sing and dance like most Broadway characters. She has to take flight, too, soaring high above the stage. It's not a role for an actress who has a fear of heights.

Tupelo Honey plans menu overhaul

greenvilleonline.com — Tupelo Honey Cafe is giving its longstanding menu an overhaul. Now, this is not to be confused with the small changes the restaurant makes each season. We're talking big, people, like year-in-the-making big. "Seismic." Is the word Tupelo's director of marketing, Elizabeth Sims uses to describe the changes.
Jan 25, 2015

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Clemson 59, Wake 57

greenvilleonline.com — Clemson forward Josh Smith (33) celebrates with forward Donte Grantham (15) after Smith tipped in the game winner in the closing seconds against Wake Forest Saturday, January 23, 2015 at Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum.
Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 24, 2015

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Jan 24, 2015

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Haley's road plan draws criticism

greenvilleonline.com — The income tax cuts at the heart of Gov. Nikki Haley's 10-year road plan are being assailed by both Democrats and a policy group but for for different reasons. The Republican governor, however, says that growth and revenues in the state are "jumping" and the state will have no problems paying for the reductions.
Jan 25, 2015

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Men sentenced for using Tent City homeless to cash fake checks

greenvilleonline.com — Two Georgia men have been found guilty of recruiting homeless people in Greenville to cash more than $23,000 in counterfeit checks, federal prosecutors said. Shrerod Terry, 37, and Akram Hason Muhammad, 37, both of Atlanta, were sentenced in federal court in Greenville on charges of conspiracy to negotiate counterfeit checks, according to U.S.
Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 24, 2015

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Sherwood Mobley focuses on diversity, broadening symphony audience

greenvilleonline.com — As Greenville Symphony musicians tune up for the orchestra's Masterworks concert tonight, longtime patrons will notice that Sherwood Mobley is not standing behind the timpani. It's a place he occupied on the Peace Center stage for 23 years. Instead, Mobley will be greeting patrons in the lobby as the orchestra's new executive director.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 24, 2015

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Raider Rumble wrestling

Jan 24, 2015

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Smith's putback takes air out of Deacons

greenvilleonline.com — It wasn't exactly "Inflategate II," but Clemson certainly took the air out of the ball in Saturday's win against Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons entered the game averaging nearly 73 points a game in Atlantic Coast Conference play, but the deliberate, defensive-minded Tigers held Wake to its lowest total in a league game this season en route to a 59-57 victory.