University of South Carolina tuition going up; school officials call for more state support of higher ed

Students at the University of South Carolina in Columbia will pay 3.46 percent more in tuition next school year, and school officials blamed the increase on the state not contributing enough money for higher education.

This Week in UBJ: A Quiet Man’s Resounding Influence

Tee Hooper’s low-key leadership, BMW in the Upstate turns 25, more fun and games on Main Street, and more.

Rally for Trains event to be held at Greenville Amtrak

The National Association of Rail Passengers has scheduled a Rally for Trains event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Greenville Amtrak Station at 1120 Washington St. to protest the White House’s proposed budget that cuts funding for long-distance passenger rail travel.

Greenville Zoo welcomes new Amur leopard cubs

Spoiler alert: They are adorable.

County unveils interactive map to connect people to health care, other services

The map allows users to locate bus stops, parks, educational institutions, affordable housing, health centers, and more throughout Greenville County.

DHEC, Clemson University launch statewide Adopt-A-Stream program

Residents who join the program are expected to monitor water quality in the streams and rivers around the state and report evidence of illegal discharges.

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OPINION: Serious legal issues cloud the future of GHS

I am not against such a partnership. I am also not against empowering GHS to have the legal authority to enter into this partnership. However, I believe GHS currently does not have the ability to legally enter into a contract of this nature.

OPINION: GHS, Palmetto partnership is a win-win

From where I sit — first and foremost as a patient, and second, as someone who regularly hears about the impacts of health care on our business community — I see this partnership as a win-win for the Upstate and Midlands communities.

What’s Happening This Weekend: June 23–25

Every Thursday, we give you a list of 10 events happening this weekend in the Upstate.

Bon Secours St. Francis announces Teen Cancer America unit

In partnership with First Citizens Bank and Teen Cancer America, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System announced Wednesday plans to open a new inpatient Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer unit at its downtown Greenville facility.

Community Spotlights: Margaret Haller, Green Beret Foundation, and more.

Highlights in your community this week.

Clemson College Football National Championship license plates now available

You’ve already got a 2016 College Football National Championship T-shirt and the commemorative Coke cans.

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Think your tomato pie is the best, then this contest is for you

Calling on all bakers in the Upstate. OnlyonAugusta is hosting a Tomato Pie Contest this weekend, June 17.

Taco Tuesday Takeover coming to Anchorage

Traditional tacos, along with vegetarian and gluten free options, will be available.

Where to Eat on the Road

Don’t waste time researching dining options.

Greer’s little known sushi empire

How a Ukrainian from Greer vacationing in Hawaii turned his newfound love of sushi into a 300-plus sushi bar business.

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New artwork coming to Main Street’s recycling bins

Last weekend, 87 artists participated in the Metropolitan Art Council’s “Flat Out Under Pressure,” a 24-hour two-dimensional art competition whose winners have their work reproduced on recycling bins.

Oh, say, can you see — and hear — the patriotic art of Joe Everson?

Please rise for the visual and vocal artistry of Joe Everson.

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Hue Horizons Better than Beige

Following a global career and a lifetime of living in other people’s often bland spaces, Len and Marlene Rubin’s custom-build in the Reserve at Lake Keowee brims with personality.

All Things Stored and Wonderful

A well-designed (and organized) pantry is well worth the effort.

Modern mountain lodge

An Upstate team of builders, architects, and decorators bring a beautiful blend of rustic and contemporary to this Mountain Park home.

Front Line Design

Intentional architecture showcases modern design in a vacation home’s kid rooms.

A Broad View

The greater the distance, the sweeter the homecoming.

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