Bob Jones Academy recently held their 86th graduation ceremony in Rodeheaver Auditorium on the Bob Jones University campus. The class, composed of 50 young ladies and 44 young men, heard a brief challenge from Dr. Dan Nelson, BJA administrator.

In addition to short speeches by valedictorian, Daniel Leung of Simpsonville, and salutatorian, Sarah Kuzmic of Greenville, several other students gave testimony of how God worked through their lives during their time at BJA.

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Ten finalists have been selected in the 2013-14 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year program.

They are, in alphabetical order:  Angie Cooley, music teacher at Mitchell Road Elementary; Anne Kelsey-Zibert, seventh grade social studies teacher at Northwest Middle; Adam Massey, business teacher at Greer High; Libba Mattison, science teacher at J. L. Mann High Academy; Clint Nalley, seventh grade science teacher at Bryson Middle; Alyson Nelson, anatomy and biology teacher at Mauldin High; Kim Phillips, special education teacher at Bethel Elementary; Tom Rogers, science and math teacher at Southside High Academy; Mandy Waters, first grade teacher at Westcliffe Elementary; and Jan Woodward, dance teacher at The Fine Arts Center.

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On March12, the Bob Jones University student body came together for a day of friendly competition, fun and fireworks during “Gold Rush Daze.”

The Gold Rush Daze competition happens just once every four years. BJU senior Victoria Sparkman said this time frame helps the student body look forward to it. “I think of it like the Bob Jones Olympics,” Sparkman said.

The BJU student body was divided into two teams, Green Thunder and Red Lightning, with faculty being able to join either team. While the competition games kicked off in the afternoon, the day was started with faculty members serving breakfast in bed to students in the residence halls.

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Jeff Farrington, who played football at Greer High School and lettered twice as a defensive back at the Citadel before graduating in 1982, has been named football coach at North Greenville University.

NGU President, Dr. James B. Epting, introduced the new coach and his wife Traci to the staff faculty and public Thursday, February 7, in the President’s Conference Room.

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Randy-Page---BJU-MediaBob Jones University announces the appointment of Randy Page as Manager, Public Relations, effective today, Jan. 30, 2013.

A 1990 BJU graduate, Randy comes to the University from South Carolinians for Responsible Government, a grassroots lobbying organization that works to give parents tuition tax credits for children in grades K-12, where he served as President for the last eight years. Randy has also served as Legislative Affairs Director for former Lieutenant Governor Bob Peeler, Chief of Staff for former Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer and as the Director of Public Events for former governor David Beasley.

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Conservative Business Woman Defeated Controversial Sen. “Jake” Knotts as Petition Candidate

Dec-GCRWC-WomanNewly elected Sen. Katrina Shealy, who defeated veteran Sen. “Jake” Knotts to represent District 23 in Lexington County, was the December guest speaker for the Greenville County Republican Women's Club Luncheon at the Poinsett Club.

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The Times Examiner Reporter James “Chip” Moore with his daughter Diamond Shay Moore at his North Greenville University Graduation.

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