A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of January 25, 2016
Greenville County Schools may shift weather policy
After the most recent winter storm paralyzed parts of northern Greenville County beneath a sheet of snow and ice that crews were still working to clear five days later, Greenville County Schools may shift how it approaches weather events that affect specific regions of the state’s most expansive school district. In a diversion from its normal protocol on weather-related decisions, Greenville decided it would give excused absences on Tuesday to students and teachers who didn’t feel safe driving to 10 schools in the northern part of the county.
Cable network to devote weekend to Greenville
The accolades for Greenville have come in various forms — Top 10 lists, features in travel magazines, the occasional mention on a national morning television show. But next month, the spotlight will be a weekend-long affair. The weekend of Feb. 20-21, public affairs cable network C-SPAN will air a series of features on Greenville’s culture and history as part of its “C-SPAN Cities Tour 2016.” The network’s producers have spent the past week in Greenville, longer than others who have come to feature the city, Mayor Knox White said.
Southern Tide launching women’s collection for spring
Greenville-founded Southern Tide will launch its first women’s collection in February. The clothing company built on preppy polos featuring a skipjack tuna emblem is making the launch as the “logical next step” as it approaches its tenth anniversary.The women’s styles will “feature patterns inspired by Charleston architecture and colors from the shoreline,” according to a company release, and will include a women’s version of the emblematic Skipjack Polo. The collection will also feature linen tops, seersucker, shorts and swimwear.
The Cliffs named one of top golf communities by GOLF Magazine
The Cliffs is one of North America’s top 25 golf communities, according to GOLF Magazine. The magazine put The Cliffs, a group of seven private luxury golf communities in the mountains and lakes of the Upstate and Western North Carolina, on the list in its February 2016 issue. “We are thrilled to receive recognition for our spectacular golf courses, amazing staff, as well as the countless amenities offered at The Cliffs that provide a well-rounded lifestyle,” said David Sawyer, managing partner of The Cliffs, in a release.
Drive, Red Sox extend affiliation through 2020
With the weekend’s snow and ice still fading away, a number of Greenville Drive fans found it a great time to talk baseball. The Drive welcomed fans to the One Building in downtown Greenville on Tuesday evening for the annual Hot Stove Event. Those fans had the opportunity to meet Mike Hazen, a long-time member of the Red Sox organization who became Boston’s general manager last year. Darren Fenster, who is entering his third season as the Drive’s manager on the field, was on hand as well.