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SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 102 NO. 18 75 CENTS

GCM to host
golf fundraiser
On Friday
at Greer
Country Club
BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Greer Community Ministries (GCM) will host its
annual golf tournament
fundraiser this Friday, and
the event is already shaping up to be one of the biggest yet.
The 18th annual Dick
Brooks Honda Meals on
Wheels Invitational, which
benefits Meals on Wheels

and other GCM services,


will be held at Greer Country Club beginning at 8:30
a.m.
Right now, were so
far beyond my expectations, GCM Executive Director Cindy Simpler said.
We have crossed over
$100,000 in revenue and
if youd asked me three
months ago if wed be sitting here, Id say theres
no way.
Simpler said Service
Transport Inc.s Brent
Jones and Dick Brooks
Hondas Bill Jackson have
worked feverishly to
help bring in support.
SEE GCM | A3

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

A large crowd made its way to Trade Street in downtown Greer on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 31st annual
Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest.

Greer Family Fest


draws thousands

BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

AMANDA IRWIN | THE GREER CITIZEN

The City of Greer said goodbye to retiring fire chief Chris


Harvey last week, marking the end of an era.

Final farewell
to longtime
Fire Chief
BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
After nearly four decades of service, Greer
said a final farewell to Fire
Chief Chris Harvey during
the April 28 Greer Council
Meeting.
This is our opportunity
to say thank you to an
employee of the city that
has worked with us for 38
years just what a career.
I cant think of somebody
that better exemplifies
their work through their
life than Chris Harvey.
This has been my pleasure to work with Chris
over the last 15 years, going on 16 years, and well
certainly remain friends
long after we both finish
our service with the city,
said Greer Mayor Rick
Danner. It has been a real
honor to work with Chris
and to know him through
this professional side of

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things, as well as the personal side of things too.


We have a lot of turnover
in terms of people who retire and people who come
and go, so its amazing to
see somebody that spends
38 years with an organization and has the kind of
track record and dedication that Chris has. You
know I dont want to let
the cat out of the bag, but
I think that hed work for
free because hes just that
kind of guy.
We could stand here all
night and talk about Chris
and his service to the city
and all that hes done
for the city, and it still
wouldnt begin to scratch
on the surface of what
hes done for us.
Harvey said it was his
honor to serve.
Ive been fortunate to
have the opportunity to
work with a great bunch
SEE FAREWELL | A7

DEATHS

Thousands took to the


streets of downtown Greer
last weekend to celebrate
the 31st annual Pelham
Medical Center Greer Family Fest.
The two-day event, featuring rides, live entertainment and local vendors,
drew an estimated crowd
of more than 20,000, according to the Greater
Greer Chamber of Commerce.
I think it was one of
our best Family Fests,
Greer Chamber President
and CEO Mark Owens said.
We had more vendors
than weve ever had and
a great crowd. The rides
were packed the entire
weekend and so were our
restaurants. It was very
smooth and we saw a lot
of new faces.
Owens said the economic impact and exposure
Family Fest brings is unrivaled.
Were hoping to get
some more finite numbers
on foot traffic, but right
now were thinking in the
20-25,000 range, he said.
With the inclusion of Wild
Ace at their new location,
it opened us up to expand
SEE FEST | A3

WILLIAM BUCHHEIT | THE GREER CITIZEN

Three-year-old NeNe Jones licks her fingers after finishing a bag of cotton candy Saturday
evening at Family Fest.

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Greer Idol auditions


kickoff during event
BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer Idol and Greer Idol Teen kicked off over the weekend,
featuring musical talent from around the area.

INSIDE

NOTABLE

Standing alone on stage,


silencing nerves and the
crowd, Greer Idol and
Greer Idol Teen contestants performed their best
renditions of well-known
songs during the Pelham
Medical Center Greer Family Fest last weekend.
Of the 18 people who
auditioned for guest judges Lynn Clark, director of
Gap Creek Singers, musician Jay Stephens, 2011
Greer Idol winner Dana
Jordan, organist David

Price, and music teacher


Laura Bessent-Price, 17
contestants were asked
to return for callbacks
on May 19 at the Cannon
Centre. Robin Byouk with
Greer Cultural Arts Council said three other people,
who were unable to attend
auditions, sent video auditions. This years competition hasnt had as large a
turnout as years previous
with only about 21 people
auditioning.
Teen contestants returning for callbacks are Lauren Blackwell, Tate Steele,
SEE AUDITIONS | A3

SPORTS

Decorate a cake
for Mothers Day

Mamie Tincy L. Bailey


Cooper, 77
Walter Allen Al Reese,
79
Mary Lou Lowe Robison,
81
Avo Greenway Smith, 99

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Church breaks
ground on new site

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Plate 108 in downtown Greer is celebrating Mothers Day with a cake decorating
class, set for Saturday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m.
Kids under 10 must be accompanied by
an adult., but all ages are welcome.
The cost is $30 per cake.
For more information, visit plate108.com.

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COMMUNITY
NEWS

COMMUNITY
CALENDAR

GRACE PLACE in Greer will


have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. I.D. required.

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to The Greer Citizen P.O.
Box 70 Greer, S.C., 29652.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

TODAY, MAY 6
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
THE AWANAS CLUB at El
Bethel Baptist Church, 313
Jones Ave., Greer, from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are
invited. Call 877-4021.
THE VIETNAM VETERANS
of America Chapter 523 will
meet at Greenville Shrine
Club, 119 Veverly Road.
Greenville Chow time is
6-7 p.m. for $5, with meeting following. Call Chapter
President Patrick Ramsey at
232-4110 or V.P. Jerry Brock at
918-4451.

THURSDAY, MAY 7
THE GREER CHURCH of God
fellowship building hosting a Gospel and Blue Grass
Jam from 6:30-9 p.m. Call
877-3668.
THE TAYLORS LIONS Club
at 6 p.m. at the Clubhouse,
500 East Main St., Taylors. Call
Allen Culver at 350-6939.

SATURDAY, MAY 9
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
10 -11:30 a.m. at Calvary
Christian Fellowship, 2455
Locust Hill Road, Taylors.
Limited supplies available on
a first come, first serve basis.
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.

MONDAY, MAY 11
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.

TUESDAY, MAY 12
GAP CREEK SINGERS will
rehearse from 7:30-9 p.m.
at The Church of the Good
Shepherd, 200 Jason St.,
Greer. For further information contact Wesley Welsh,
President, at 877-5955.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER at 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church,
201 N. Main St., Greer. Call
877-1352.
THE ROTARY CLUB of
Greater Greer at 7:15 a.m.
at Krumms on a Plate, 3318
Brushy Creek Road. Guests
welcome. Call 630-3988.
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.

THE GREER DAY Lions Club


at noon at Mutts BBQ off
Highway 14 in Greer.

GRACE PLACE in Greer will


have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. Grace Place is
located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
THE AWANAS CLUB at El
Bethel Baptist Church, 313
Jones Ave., Greer, from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are
invited. Call 877-4021.
MTCC TOUR MEETS at the
MTCC, at 84 Groce Road in
Lyman at 10 a.m.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN Voters
of Greenville County meet at
1 p.m. at University Center,
McAlister Square, 225 S.
Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville. Ages 18 and older, men
and women, are invited to
join. Visit the information
monitor at University Center
for the room number.

THURSDAY, MAY 14
KIWANIS CLUB AT 6:30 p.m.
at Laurendas Family Restaurant. Call Charmaine Helfrich
at 349-1707.
TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKING guild meet at Spalding
Farm Clubhouse off Highway
14 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Contact Betsy McLeod at
270-1164 or email Patty Yoder
at scupstatehooking@gmail.
com

SATURDAY, MAY 16
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
10 -11:30 a.m. at Calvary
Christian Fellowship, 2455
Locust Hill Road, Taylors.
Limited supplies available on
a first come, first serve basis.
KINGDOM ASSEMBLY
OUTREACH Center will be
handing out free groceries to
qualified applicants from 10
a.m. - noon at 3315 Brushy
Creek Road, Greer. Call 8482728 or visit kingdomaoc.
com.

MONDAY, MAY 18
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.
GRACE PLACE IN Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.

TUESDAY, MAY 19
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. Grace Place is
located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
GAP CREEK SINGERS will
rehearse from 7:30-9 p.m.
at The Church of the Good
Shepherd, 200 Jason St.,
Greer. For further information contact Wesley Welsh,
President, at 877-5955.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER at 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church,
201 N. Main St., Greer. Call
877-1352.
DISABLED AMERICAN
VETERANS and Auxiliary
at 7 p.m., 721 E. Poinsett St.,
Woodmen of the World. Call
Preston Johnson at 979-7758.
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.
THE LIONS CLUB at Lake
View Steak House, Higway 14
at 5:30 p.m.
THE SOAR LUNCHEON from
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Victor Gym.
Bring a covered dish and/or
dessert.

SENIOR DINING REQUESTS


SUBSTITUTE DRIVERS

The Senior Dining program needs substitute


drives to pick up participants MondayFriday from
9:30 a.m.noon. Contact
877-1937.

GREER RELIEF NEEDS


VOLUNTEERS

Greer Relief needs volunteers to pick up bread


donations from Costco in
Spartanburg on Thursday
and Friday mornings. For
more information, contact
Evan McLeod at 848-5355.
Greer Relief is also in immediate need of canned
vegetables. Donations can
be dropped off at Greer
Relief Monday Friday
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.

GCM NEEDS SALMON,


CANNED FRUIT, TOILETRIES

Greer Community Ministries needs canned fruit


cocktail, peanut butter,
canned salmon and soups.
Donations
may
be
dropped off from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday-Friday at
738 S. Line St. Ext., Greer.
Visit gcminc.org for more
information.

SHARONS CLOSET NEEDS


SPRING/SUMMER CLOTHES

Greer Community Ministries Sharons Closet needs


spring and summer clothing in all sizes from infant
to adult, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, bars of soap,
towels, sheets, new underwear and socks. Donations
may be dropped off from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 738 S. Line St. Ext.,
Greer. Visit gcminc.org for
more information.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY
ON MAY 7

Spartanburg Regionals
mobile
mammography
unit is performing screenings across Spartanburg
county and will be in Duncan at Family Medicine on
May 7. Call 560-7777 to
register and bring your
insurance card and identification to your appointment.

FREE SKIN CANCER


SCREENINGS MAY 12

Gibbs Cancer Center &


Research Institute is offering free skin cancer
screenings on May 12 57 p.m. Register online at
spartanburgregional.com/
events or call 560-7070 for
more information.

GREER HIGH CLASS


OF 75 40 YEAR REUNION

From 5 7:30 p.m. on


May 16, the Greer High
School Class of 1975s 40
Year Reunion will be held
and will include a meet,
greet and dinner. For more
information,
visit
the
Greer High School 1975
Facebook page or email janevanlaar@yahoo.com.

PURSES WITH PURPOSE


IS MAY 13-16

Middle Tyger Community Centers 8th annual


Purses with Purpose sale
is May 13-16 from 10 a.m.
6 p.m. at the Community Chest Thrift Store, 52
Groce Road, Lyman. The
center is currently taking
donations of purses. All
proceeds benefit District
Five Family Ministries.
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Celebrating a year
Joseph and Caroline Neely spoke to a group of eighth graders at the Greer Christian
Learning Centers end of the year party last Friday afternoon at Apalache Baptist Church
in Greer.
Community Chest, donors
receive $1 off their Community Chest Thrift Store
purchase.

RECEPTION DINNER
FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

Cancer survivors and a


guest are invited to a Celebration Reception Dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday,
May 15 at Dooley Field,
301 Chandler Road, Greer.
For more information, call
627-8289.
The event is part of Relay for Life of Greer, whichi s the same day. For
more information, visit relayforlife.org/greersc.

LYMANFEST
IS MAY 16

As part of Lymanfest,
Lyman will hold a Walk a
Mile for a Warrior Walk in
downtown Lyman on Saturday May 16. The walk
begins at 9 a.m. and the
Festival hours are 9 a.m.
9 p.m. and is open to all
ages. More than 52,000
servicemen and women
have been injured in the
recent military conflicts,
in addition to as many as
400,000 service members
living with combat-re-

lated stress, depression


and post-traumatic stress
disorder. Lymanfest Celebrates Armed Forces Day
Festival will begin immediately following the walk
and will include entertainment, free rides and activities through out the day.
For question or more information, call 439-3453
or visit lymanfest.com.

JAILBREAK 5K RUN &


WALK, MAY 23

The Lexington County


Sheriffs Foundation is
holding its ninth annual
Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk
on Saturday, May 23, at the
Lexington County Sheriffs
Department, 521 Gibson
Road, Lexington.
Packet pickup and late
registration begins at 6:15
a.m. and the event begins
at 8 a.m. The Cost is $25
prior to race day and $30
at the event. Anyone interested in participating can
register online at stricklyrunning.com.

WELLFORD ELECTION
ON JUNE 2

The Town of Wellford


is holding an election on
June 2 for the mayors seat

and two council seats.


Although there are four
precincts within Wellford
city limits that are eligible
to vote Fairforest Elementary School, Lyman
Town Hall, Startex Fire
Station and Wellford Baptist Church all voters
regardless of precinct will
cast ballots at the Wellford
Baptist Church, 355 Syphrit Road, Wellford.

GOLF FOR RELIEF


ON JUNE 15

The event benefits Greer


Relief and raises money to
prevent hunger and homelessness in the Greer area.
Proper golf attire is required and the event will
be held at Willow Creek
Golf Club.
Registration and lunch
are from 11:30 a.m. 12:45
p.m. and the shotgun start
is at 1 p.m. with captains
choice format. The cost is
$100 per individuals and
$400 per team.
Visit greerrelief.org for
more information.

news

wednesday, may 6, 2015

the greer citizen

Fest: Family-fun festivities in downtown Greer bring thousands

GCM: Gets
set to host
golf outing

from page one

our vendors further down


Poinsett, onto Depot and
further down Randall. We
were a little more spread
out and had a little more
room to use.
The event brought in
more ticket sales than
ever, according to the
chamber. With many local merchants setting up
booths during the festival,
Owens said the feedback
has been encouraging.
Theres a lot of logistics
that go into shutting off
downtown, he said. What
I think is great about our
downtown is that our
merchants are special
and they understand that
when we bring thousands
and thousands of people
downtown, its more exposure for them.
We got some feedback
from some of our permanent merchants that it was
one of the best weekends
theyve had, Owens said.
Thats so important and
its why we do these sort
of things.

from page one

WIlliam Buchheit | The Greer Citizen

The 31st annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Fest featured crafts, live entertainment and a selection of rides.

William Buchheit | The Greer Citizen

Greer Mayor Rick Danner hit the water several times while
serving in The Greer Citizens dunking booth.

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

U.S. Military veterans were honored on Saturday night at City Park. Pictured, left to right,
are Cliff Harpst, Ray Adams and Bobby Sauer.

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

Kristi Harrington and her son, Cooper, play in the sand at Creation Station.

Allison Watts, Zelena Hull,


Keydria Martinez, Ronnie
Teems, Tonyce Burnett.
Blackwell kicked off
the Greer Idol auditions
on Friday night with her
performance of Carrie Underwoods Something in
the Water. Long followed
with her performance of
Magics Rude and Steele
performed Records by
Corinne Bailey Rae. Although all teens who audition on the first day were
asked to return for callbacks, the judges had the
same advice for each teen
who took the stage on Friday: Let go of the nerves
and dont hold back.
During the second day
of auditions, 15-year-old
Allison Watts was the
first to audition, offering
a strong performance of
Primadonna and Blank
Space.
I really, really love singing, and my sister actually
won Greer Idol Teen like
three years ago, she said.
Mostly musical theater
is my thing, but modern
music too. I just really love
to sing. Im a very rhythmical kind of person. Im
always moving around. I
just like to sing and I hope
other people like to hear

me sing, Watts said.


Watts was followed by
Hulls raspy and strong
performance of Black
Velvet. Fourteen-year-old
Teems sang Titanium
and Burnett concluded the
teen auditions with her
performance of I Will Always Love You.
Family Fest Adult audition contestants returning
for callbacks are Felicia
Owens, Rodney Rogers Jr.,
Mike Patterson, Cory Hammond, Melissa Hammons,
Amber Lavallee, Sam Horton, Clarence Dorsey
On Friday, Owens was
the first adult contestant
to take the stage with her
performance of Me &
Bobby McGee.
Me & Bobby McGee, I
think, is like a iconic song
for strong voiced women,

so I just thought it would


be a very popular song to
do, Owens said, who has
been singing for 25-years.
Its been awhile since I
did public singing, other
than karaoke or whatever.
I actually sing online, but
being in front of real people is like awesome and
just the feeling of doing is
and to get more exposure
is why I wanted to do this,
she said.
Following Owens was 25year-old Rogers, who sang
Garth Brooks Friends in
Low Places. The crowdstopper on Friday though
was 26-year-old Patterson
with his performance of
How Great Thou Art.
Never judge a book by
its cover, said Jordan in
response to Pattersons
performance.

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McKenna Roberts, left, and Sarah Folk enjoy a moment


during Family Fest.

Im humbled and grateful, Patterson said.


Hammond
concluded
the Greer Idol adult auditions on Friday with his
cover of The Beatles.
Hammons was the first
adult to sing on Saturday, and was followed by
Lavallees performance of
Strawberry Wine. Lavallee became a favorite in the
adult portion of the competition with the judges,
who described her voice as
beautiful and unique.
Last minute entries Horton and Dorsey. Neither
prepared songs prior to
taking the stage and both
were also asked to come
to callbacks.
This years ninth sea-

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son of Greer Idol and fifth


season of Greer Idol Teen
competitions in conjunction with Tunes in the Park
begins June 12 at Greer
City Park with Carolina
Coast Band performing.
Beach music is what
brings our crowd out,
and with Idol it seems to
work, Byouk said.
The Greer Idol series
will run seven weeks, being held each Friday beginning June 12 and running through July 24 with
performers Rock N Roll
Reunion, The Flashbacks,
The Shag Doctorz, and Jim
Quick and Coastline, in addition to Idol contestants
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Everything about it has


come together so well,
she said. Business sponsors have provided items
for our silent auction. We
have lots of great courses
that will be up for grabs.
There are just so many
things that have fallen
into place.
Each golfer will receive a
gift bag, grilled steak and
snacks. Teams will be split
into morning and afternoon sessions with a shotgun start. Winning teams
will receive cash prizes.
Competitions this year
include closest to the pin,
hole in one and closest to
the line.
Items in the silent auction include foursome golf
packages at Thornblade
and The Cliff, golf clubs,
golf bags, televisions and
more.
If the weather holds,
its going to be the biggest
blowout weve had, Simpler said.
The tournament provides funds needed to
continue
serving
hot
meals to more than 300
homebound senior adults
in the Greer area Monday
through Friday. The meals
are prepared on site in the
Greer Community Ministries kitchen and volunteer
drivers deliver them.
We have had more physical traffic in the building,
and when people come in
and get a first-hand look
at what we do, its a whole
lot easier to sign on to be a
part of it, she said. They
see the work thats going
on and they want to be involved.
Simpler said Greer Community Ministries still
works closely with other
local nonprofits to reach
local residents.
We have great collaboration in this community,
she said. We work very
closely with Greer Relief
and the Greer Soup Kitchen. We also work closely
with Loaves and Fishes.
For the long-term health
of the community, thats a
direction we all need to be
going in. We have to figure
out how we can use our
resources wisely and that
can best be accomplished
through collaboration.
We still serve this community, Simpler. Theres
still that intimacy in the
services we provide because we do reach the
Greater Greer community.

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

Auditions: Greer Idol will run for seven weeks this summer
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Happy
88
Birthday
Mom

Katie Mills
is celebrating
88 glorious years.
She is the daughter of the
late Elder, Sherman Mills
and Linnie Louise Mills.
She has two daughters,
Diane ONeal and Vickie
Mills. Katie has five
generations. Diane ONeal,
Daughter, Granddaughter,
Chardell ONeal, Great
Grandchildren, Amber
ONeal & Cavarggio
ONeal & Great Great
Granddaughter, Alyece
ONeal. Daughter, Vickie
Mills, Grandchildren,
Nachelle Y. Murphy
(husband Dwayne Murphy),
Tonya N. Steele & Darryl
Mills, Great Grandchildren,
Darrel Mills, Jr., Santario
Mills, DRico Billings,
JDarius Steele, Dominique
Ford, Darnel Mills, Miracle
Drakeford Enchantis
Mills, Timia Steele. Great
Great Grandchildren,
DaQuanne Mills, DaVeonne
Mills, Emmanuel Mills,
Dominique Ford, Jr., Faith
Howard, Madison Steele.

OPINION
The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

When you gotta go...

erhaps its because I came from


depression era parents, but boy, I
hate to see food go to waste so with
this in mind, for the third time in a week
I entered the house with yet another
bouquet of asparagus from the garden.
Its the only vegetable weve had success with in the last couple of years. Our
tomato crop was a dismal failure and the
peppers petered out but the asparagus
which, for some reason, Paul sowed in
the middle of an enormous rose bed,
appears to be breeding like rabbits and
each morning Id swear there are another
half dozen green stalks bursting through
the mulch.
For dinner! I chirped, sticking the
dozen or so spears in a jug on the kitchen island, We can have it with salmon.
Again? said Paul. We just had
some.
I know, but you like it and its so
healthy.
Yeah, but its gotten to the point
where I want to wear a mask when I...
he stopped.
Stinky pee? I asked. Thats perfectly
normal.
And it is. A quick google led me to

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
some marvelous quotes just to show
stinky pee is not some recent affliction.
According to the Smithsonian, distinguished Scottish mathematician and
physician, John Arbuthnot, wrote in
1731 that asparagus affects the urine
with a foetid smell, and philosopher
Marcel Proust wrote that the vegetable
transforms my chamber pot into a flask
of perfume (and this was before Glade)
and even our own Benjamin Franklin
stated in a letter he wrote to The Royal
Academy of Brussels, A few stems of
asparagus eaten shall give our urine a
disagreeable odor.
And if youre thinking, like me, why
on earth would Ben even write that in
a letter, anyway? Well, its because he
was, according to Smithsonian, trying
to convince the Academy to discover
some drug...that shall render the natural

discharges of wind from our bodies,


not only inoffensive, but agreeable as
perfumes.
Bless his heart. Benjamin Franklin was
married for 44 years but spent 18 of
those apart from his wife and I will bet
you money it had something to do with
asparagus. And maybe cabbage. But alas,
The Royal Academy, as respected as they
were, could not, at that time, come up
with Beano.
Wanna know why you get stinky pee?
I asked Paul.
Not particularly, said Paul, But I can
see youre on a roll.
It says here, I said, scrolling down,
that asparagus is the only vegetable
that has asparagusic acid, and our
bodies convert that to sulfur containing
chemicals that smell. Its the same stuff
as in garlic and skunk spray. So thats
why you have stinky pee.
And you. Paul reminded me.
Nope, I replied brightly, I dont.
Only some people have it.
That is only half true. It seems there
is quite a debate about stinky pee. It
used to be thought that, like the stupid striped dress that was in the news

awhile back that some, like Paul, saw


as blue and black and others, like me,
saw as white and gold, some people just
dont make stinky pee.
(by the way, someone bet me $100 that
I couldnt write a column and use the
phrase, stinky pee a minimum of ten
times)
Other scientists, however, claim that
everyone who eats asparagus gets stinky
pee (thats eight) but some peoples
sense of smell dont detect it.
Well, then, that must be you, said
Paul, a note of triumph in his voice, Im
normal and you have something wrong
with your sense of smell.
Trust me, I replied, Actually, trust
any woman who lives with a man. Our
sense of smell is highly acute.
Just ask Mrs. Franklin.
At the end of the day, we ate our
asparagus, lightly boiled for a couple
of minutes, then drizzled with bloodorange flavored olive oil and it was delectable as always. We then settled in to
watch a movie and, to Pauls great relief,
I didnt make a single comment regarding stinky pee (thats nine).
Shoot!

THE UPPER ROOM

CURIOUSLY
AMANDA

Broken
becomes
beautiful

AMANDA IRWIN
Staff reporter

A charitable
community

Read Ephesians 4:14-16

e all, who with unveiled


faces contemplate the
Lords glory, are being
transformed into his image
with ever-increasing glory,
which comes from the Lord,
who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)

The oceans offer up objects


of astounding beauty seashells and sea glass cast up on
beaches free for the taking.
With sea glass, the sea is the
sculptor. A bottle breaks, and
the pieces are cast into the
sea. Waves and tides tumble
the shards; their sharp, rough
edges are smoothed. At the
same time, seawater reacts
chemically with the glass, pitting and frosting the surface.
The sea transforms the broken,
discarded glass into colorful
gems.
When I behold a piece of pure
sea glass, I am reminded of
Gods ability to transform our
souls. When we accept Jesus
as our Lord and Savior, God
accepts our broken selves and
begins to work in us. As we
seek Gods help and obey Gods
word, our rough edges, our sinful natures, are worn away. We
become more like God, transformed into pure and perfect
souls pleasing to God. Christians who are maturing reflect
the beauty of the Holy Spirit at
work in them.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please
help us to trust in you, that you
will guide us through this present time to a glorious eternity.
Amen.
Thought for the day: Today,
I will follow Jesus a single
step at a time.

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Sound policies needed


for body cameras in SC
It makes sense that body cameras worn by police can provide definitive information about interactions that are confusing and even violent.
Both the S.C. House and Senate are on the right
track passing bills that would require police to
wear them.
And both also are wise to consider, on the
front end, related issues that could be problematic the foremost being privacy.
Body cameras record immense amounts of
footage some which could be of vital importance to the public and some which wouldnt
be.
Video of a police-involved shooting would be
of great interest to the public. A routine traffic
stop with no complaints by the driver or the officer, probably not.
After lengthy debate, the Senate voted 41-3
for a bill requiring police body cameras. Video
would be available to lawyers with related cases
and to victims, but to the public only when a
complaint is filed against an officer.
Thats a reasonable start. But what about enlarging that window to any time there is use of
force?
Other jurisdictions around the country have
struggled with regulations for several years,
and they likely have insights that would inform
South Carolinas lawmakers.
The House version of body camera legislation
would give state law enforcement officials six
months to figure out how they should be used.
That makes sense as long as their recommendations receive the necessary public scrutiny
before they are adopted.
Between 4,000 and 6,000 U.S. police departments out of about 18,000 nationally use body
cameras, according to estimates. Research
about their effectiveness is not complete, but
early indications are that cameras help.
For example, a 12-month Police Foundation
experiment in Rialto, Calif., found officer force
was used 2.5 times more when officers were not

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wearing cameras. There were 28 citizen complaints in 2012, the year before cameras were
used; during the experiment, there were three.
That could mean that officers were on their
best behavior for the cameras. Or it could mean
that the people with whom police interfaced
were on their best behavior. Or both.
New Los Angeles police rules require officers
to turn on their body cameras before many
interactions with the public, including vehicle
and pedestrian stops, calls for service, pursuits,
searches, arrests, uses of force, and crowd control. Exceptions include situations that would
risk the safety of confidential informants or
where there is a victim of rape or sexual assault.
One point of controversy there, however, and
something that South Carolina should consider,
is when police officers will be allowed to review
the video in use-of-force cases. The LAPD allows
officers to see the video before speaking with
investigators. Critics say that the public should
be afforded that same treatment.
North Charleston decided to add body cameras following the tragic shooting death of Walter Scott by former city police officer Michael
Slager.
That incident was captured by a bystander on
a cell phone camera, underscoring the value of
a video record. Police cameras could help avert
similar tragedies in the future.
Requiring body cameras for police is an important issue that deserves the support of the
General Assembly along with clear, fair rules
that protect peoples privacy without hampering the publics right to know how law enforcement is handling its business.
Its a delicate balance, but necessary if body
cameras are to accomplish what they are intended to.
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his past weekend was a


whirlwind of blowing up,
tying and handing out balloons; packaging and handing out 200 bags of candy;
promoting the newspapers
survey, subscription discounts
and Readers Choice; and
coordinating our dunk tank in
between chasing softballs to
raise money for local charities.
To say it was exhausting is an
understatement, but despite
the amount of work we put into
Family Fest, it really felt like we
had an impact.
Its easy to take our readership for granted because sometimes it becomes a faceless
circulation number were constantly scurrying to maintain
and increase. But last weekend,
we saw the faces of the families
who not only read our paper,
but who were generous enough
to provide us feedback and
support our fundraising efforts
that resulted in more than $800
being donated to Greer Relief,
Greer Community Ministries
and the Greer Soup Kitchen.
From my perspective, the
festival was a resounding
example of how giving and
supportive a community can
be when businesses, residents
and city officials work together.
Anyone who saw our booth and
witnessed the lines of people at
the dunk tank, didnt just see
people having a good time, they
saw people who were willing
to spend their time and money
to support local organizations
who feed people in our community when they are in desperate
need of the assistance.
While the festival was largely
encouraging and exhausting,
there were more difficult moments like when I had to fight
the urge to chastise greedy kids
who took multiple packages
of candy, or when I literally
had to chase down a woman
to demand back the item she
stole off our table. But, all in
all, festivals like the Pelham
Medical Center Greer Family
Fest provide us with an otherwise unattainable level of fun
face-to-face interaction with
the community members we
otherwise may never meet.
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BUSINESS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

T
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Citizens Building & Loan Executive Vice President Jennifer


Jones, left, presented Cathy Neely of Greer Christian
Learning Center with a check for $10,000 last week.

CBL donates
$10,000 to GCLC
The Citizens Building
& Loan Charitable Foundation recently donated
$10,000 to the Greer
Christian Learning Center
(GCLC).
According to Pierce Williams, GCLC treasurer,
the funds will be used towards the completion of
the Greer Christian Learning Centers new building
located across from Blue
Ridge Middle School.
CBL has been a great
supporter to this community, and especially to the
Greer Christian Learning
Center and we are very
grateful, said Williams.
We look forward to the
completion of our new

building which will greatly benefit the entire Blue


Ridge community.
The CBL Foundation was
started in 1999 to further
the financial institutions
mission to give back to
the local community. The
Foundation targets nonprofits in the Greater
Greer area and other organizations and entities that
support the growth and
success of the community. Citizens Building &
Loan, located at 229 Trade
Street in downtown Greer,
is a state savings bank that
has been serving Greater
Greer since 1907.
For more info, visit
cblgreer.com.

THE GREER CITIZEN

Roads solution still in the air

he South Carolina
House of Representatives adjourned this
past week after finishing
a successful crossover
period and getting important House legislation
moved to the Senate.
Weve nearly completed
our agenda with more
than a month left in the
session.
The House has approved an ethics reform
package that increases
transparency, accountability and independent
oversight, passed new
comprehensive legislation aimed at reforming
the DOT, and fought
Democrats attempts to
kill income tax relief. In
addition, we approved a
measure that would force
deregulation and remove
government red tape from
small business owners,
expanded pro-gun legislation and passed the prolife Pain-Capable bill.
But this gets me back to
an issue that has been on
Republican Caucus agen-

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IN COLUMBIA
REPRESENTATIVE
RITA ALLISON
das since we achieved
the House majority in
1994. This year, we also
approved legislation that
would shorten the session
by nearly two months.
That legislation is also in
the Senate and we hope
our colleagues will take
swift action on it.
The House passed
nearly 50 pieces of legislation this week. Here are a
few of the major items we
approved this week:
Environmental Regulation Reform: H3910
reduces the amount of
time given to regulators
to enforce certain environmental regulations.
Road and Bridges:
There are currently three
proposals in Columbia to
address the infrastruc-

ture needs of our state.


Governor Haley presented
her plan earlier in the session. The S.C. House, after
a task force studied the
issue for seven months,
presented a reform and
funding package (which
includes a Legislative
Audit Council review and
a House Oversight Com-

mittee study) and now


the Senate has presented
their plan. All the while
our roads and bridges
are getting worse each
day. My calls and emails
are very mixed from my
constituents. And all
the while, I am seeking
facts and answers to our
problems.

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Church pushback
Q: My wife and I go to
a small church where
we tithe. The church is
continually asking for
contributions to other
charities and causes, and
we dont have the money
to give to them all while
were sticking to our
budget and getting out
of debt. The worst part is
that we get pretty aggressive pushback when we
say no. What can we do?
DR: I dont react well to
that kind of pushback. I
would probably be nice a
couple of times, but after
that my response might
sound something like,
Mind your own business.
Seriously, Id probably
be a little gentler than
that. But basically when it
reaches that point, theyre
saying, I want your money. And thats really over
the top. If it goes even
further, and it becomes
a question of you digging deep or not having
enough faith, I might get
un-gentle in a hurry.
Your first job is to provide for your family and
take care of those kinds
of responsibilities
which is a very scriptural
stance. Once youve done
that, then youll hopefully

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have the financial ability
to move beyond tithes
and into offerings, which
are completely different
concepts. Tithes are first
fruits off the top, while
offerings are from surplus
meaning that you and
your family are doing well
financially.
Another thing to consider is this: Does this
church turn every impulse
they have into pressure to
donate or buy something,
because they didnt plan
for this kind of stuff in
the church budget? Id
start having a problem
with the leadership if this
turned out to be the case,
because its a sign theyre
not planning and leading
well.
Hopefully, you can
explain to these folks
the reason why you cant
contribute to additional
things at the moment and
theyll understand. If not,
and it were me in your
shoes, I think Id have to
find another church.

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THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

Fellowship Presbyterian Church breaks ground


On new
sanctuary
building
Fellowship Presbyterian
Church recently held a
groundbreaking ceremony
to initiate construction of
a new sanctuary at property off Old Spartanburg
Road in Greer.
In response to expected
future growth, the church
designed the sanctuary to
accommodate seating for
more than 250 attendees
with an architectural design that complements

CHURCH
NEWS
GRACE UMC TO HOST
PRAYER SERVICE

Grace United Methodist


Church, 627 Taylor Road
in Greer, will host a Community Prayer Service for
the National Day of Prayer,
on Thursday, May 7 at
7 p.m. in the sanctuary.
The community is invited
to gather to pray for our
country and leaders. Refreshments will be served
following the service. For
more information, please
call 877-7015, or visit
gracegreer.org.

GROVELAND BAPTIST
CHURCH REVIVAL

Groveland
Baptist
Church, located at 2
Groveland Drive, Taylors,
will host a revival titled
May I Introduce You to Jesus from May 3-6. Revival
times are: 7 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday.

the present church building. The new structure will


connect to the existing
building to create a seamless flow for those who attend various events held
at the church each week.
We have maximized
our space to the point that
we now require overflow
seating, said fellowship
pastor Marty Martin. The
opportunity to build a new
sanctuary for our growing
church family is exciting.
Not only is this needed
for those who attend now,
but the larger building will
provide a wonderful place
for us to welcome those
who will join us in the future.
Were located in a fa-

vorable area that has seen


tremendous development
that will continue for
several more years, said
Dave Lesley, chairman of
the building committee
for fellowship Presbyterian Church. As a result of
this growth, we have experienced a steady increase
of individuals and families
here at Fellowship. The
time has come for us build
a larger place of worship
that can properly accommodate our needs.
Construction of the new
sanctuary is expected to
last about six months.
Church officials anticipate
occupying the building by
the end of 2015.

on the National Day of


Prayer, Thursday, May 7,
at 10 a.m. At the TRBA office.

be eating out, shopping,


having a pizza party and
enjoying plenty of good
Christian
fellowship
during the week. Holly
Springs Baptist Church
and Mt Lebanon Baptist Church seniors will
join the Apalache Baptist
Church seniors on this
trip. The seniors will meet
at Chick-fil-A in Greer on
May 28 (6 p.m.) for an evening meal.

GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE


CHURCH YARD SALE

A church yard sale will


be held Saturday, May 16
from 7 a.m.-until at Glad
Tidings Tabernacle, across
from Ryans on Poinsett
Street in Greer. There will
be miscellaneous items
and clothes. All proceeds
will go to buy new tables
for the Fellowship Hall.

APALACHE BAPTIST
CHURCH CALENDAR

The Golden Hearts are


planning a spring trip to
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
from May 18-21 (three
nights and four days). The
group plans to attend two
shows: Country Tonite
and Hit Parade. They will

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630-9616 or Erica Jackson
at 612-2876 for more information.

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are Monday at noon.

MOORES CHAPEL BAPTIST


BBQ COOK-OFF

Beginning at 8 a.m., on
May 23, Moores Chapel
Baptist Church is holding
a Backyard Challenge BBQ
Cook-Off at 113 S. Moore
St., Duncan. The event is
free to the public. BBQ
contestants can enter for
$50 and vendors can have
booths for $25 and should
register by May 15. Con-

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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015


1:45 p.m. Monday at The
Wood Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The
Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research Foundation,
110 East 42nd St., 16TH
Floor, New York, N.Y.,
10017.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

Mamie Tincy Cooper


Mamie Tincy L. Bailey Cooper, 77, of 129
Lee Circle, died April
25, 2015, at her home.
A native of Greenville
County, daughter of the
late Creed and Estella Fine
Bailey, she was a homemaker and a member
Praise Cathedral.
Surviving are her husband, Troy Bee Cooper of
the home; one son, Stephen
R. Cooper of the home;
two daughters, Wanda C.
Ferguson and Joyce Cooper both of Greer; four
grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cooper was predeceased by one son, Timothy Marion Cooper.
Funeral services were
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Praise Cathedral
conducted by Pastor Jerry
Madden. Burial followed
in Wood Memorial Park.
Visitation was held from
1-2 p.m. Wednesday at
Praise Cathedral.
The family is at the
home.
Memorials may be made
to Journey Hospice, 665
North Academy St., Greenville, S.C., 29601 or to the
Alzheimers Association,
301 University Ridge,
Suite 5850, Greenville,
S.C., 29601.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

Al Reese
Veteran

Walter Allen Al Reese,


79, husband of Hilda Mixon Reese, died April 30,
2015.
A native of
Greer, he was
the son of the
late Marvin R. and Ellen
Vaughn Reese. Mr. Reese
was a U.S. Army Veteran
and was in the Practice
of Law 47 years, three of
those years he served as
JAG Officer in the U.S.
Army.
In addition to his wife of
57 years, he is survived by
two sons, Walter A. Reese,
Jr. (Angel) of Fort Walton
Beach, Florida and Ben
Reese of Charlotte, North
Carolina; a brother, Marvin R. Reese, Jr. (Dot) of
Charlottesville, Virginia; a
sister, Mary Ellen R. Groce
of Greenville; two grandchildren, Nicholas Reese
and Katie Reese Whilden
(Sean); and one greatgranddaughter, Jenna Reese.
Mr. Reese was predeceased by a daughter,
Mary Lisa Reese.
A memorial service was
held 2 p.m. Monday at
The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Chaplain Chris
Lewis.
Visitation was held 1- at

In Loving Memory
of

Mrs. M.L.
Terry

Sunrise 10/23/23 - Sunset 09/13/11

Happy Mothers Day


To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful,
I will never return.
To the angry,
I was cheated of life.
Try to be happy,
I am at peace with God.
I cannot be seen,
but I can be heard.
To the faithful,
I have never left.
So as you pray with a plea,
remember me.
When you look upon a flower
and admire its beauty,
remember me.
Remember me in your heart,
your thoughts,
and your memories
of the times with laughed,
the times we cried,
the times we fought,
but most of all
the love we shared.
For if you continue to think
of me and the life I lived,
I will never have gone.
Love forever,
Your Son Jim

Church.
The family is at the
home.
Memorials may be made
to Second Baptist Church,
570 Memorial Drive Ext.,
Greer, S.C., 29651, in
memory of Mary Lou Robison, sister of Maurice and
Myrtis Lowe, members.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

Mary Lou Lowe Robison


Mary Lou Lowe Robison,
81, wife of Samuel Bryan Robison of 61 years,
passed away peacefully after a courageously fought
brief illness on May 3,
2015.
A native of Greenville
County, Mary Lou, the oldest child of late Daniel W.
and Myrtle Loftis Lowe, is
survived by a son, David
Robison (Renee) of Greer;
a daughter, Beth Robison
Choppa (Dave) of Woodstock, GA; grandchildren
Stacy Robison Conwell
(Christopher) of Greer,
Bobby Choppa of Charlotte, NC, Bryan S. Choppa
of Woodstock, GA; greatgranddaughter, Alea Robison,
great-grandson
Braylon Conwell of Greer;
brothers, Dan Lowe of
Payson, AZ, Maurice Lowe
(Myrtis) of Greer, Marion
Lowe (Reba Sue) of Jefferson City, TN, and Jerry
Lowe of Greer; and many
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by a sister, Janet
Thompson.
Mary Lou was a lifelong
active member of Fairview
Baptist Church, where she
was Sunday School Class
President for years, WMU
Director,
Bereavement
Committee Director for
many years and served on
many committees.
She graduated with Honors in 1952 from Taylors
High School, where she
was a Senior Class Beauty.
She started her career that
same year in the accounting department at Piedmont Industries where she
worked for 33 years. Her
next career was as a financial secretary for 12 years
at her church, Fairview
Baptist, and then worked
for 5 more years helping
her husband with his business.
Mary Lou was a devoted
wife, caring mother, grandmother, dear friend and
she never met a stranger.
She worked in her flowers
until she became gravely
ill in early April.
Funeral services were
held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at
Fairview Baptist Church,
officiated by Dr. Wilson
Nelson. Visitation immediately followed the funeral
services at the Church.
Burial was in the church
cemetery.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Bobby and Bryan
Choppa; son-in-law, Dave
Choppa; grandson-in-law,
Christopher Conwell; a
nephew, Randy Lowe and
special neighbor, Machen
Clark.
Honorary Escort was
the Caring Sunday School
Class of Fairview Baptist

Avo G. Smith
Avo Greenway Smith,
99, widow of Paul William
Smith, Sr., of 406 West Arlington Ave., died May 2,
2015, at St. Francis Eastside.
A native of Greenville
County, she was a daughter of the late John Weldon and Amanda Osteen
Greenway, a homemaker,
and member of Greer First
Baptist Church, where
she was a Sunday School
teacher for 52 years and
was active in the WMU.
She was instrumental in
starting Southside Baptist
Church in Greer, SC.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Timmie and Ralph Voyles of
Spartanburg; two sons
and daughter-in-law, David Smith of Greer and
Mike and Debbie Smith of
Moore; two daughters-inlaw, Elizabeth Smith and
Robin Smith both of Greer;
eleven
grandchildren,
Ralph Voyles, Jr., Mark
Voyles, Stephen Voyles,
Anna V. Hodge, Jonathan
Smith, Ben Smith, Will
Smith, Jessica S. Almond,
Kia Harvey, Bill Smith and
Ashley Rodgers; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
She was also predeceased by a son, Paul W.
Smith, Jr.
Graveside services were
held at 4 p.m. Monday at
Mountain View Cemetery,
conducted by Dr. Wilson
Nelson, Rev. Dave Dupree
and Mrs. Dottie Bryson.
The grandsons served as
pallbearers.
The family is at the
home.
The family wishes to
express their heartfelt
thanks to the caregivers,
Ruby Rookard and Nancy
Rollins.
Memorials may be made
to Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373,
Greer, S.C. 29652.
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be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

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FAREWELL: Council recognizes Harvey


FROM PAGE ONE

of individuals, and its


truly been my honor. Ive
been blessed to have the
opportunity to work with
them and some others
that have gone before me,
Harvey said. Mayor (Danner), when I first went to
work for the city, my first
year I made $7,700, and
I thought if I ever made
$10,000, Id be in the big
time. Well, I finally made it
so thats why Im retiring
now. All kidding aside, my
good friends here in the
city - friends personally
and that are here tonight
- thank you for your support.
During the financial report, council members
were told that businesses
license renewals are about
$250,000 from meeting
budget, and $550,000
ahead of business licensing collection compared
with this time last year.
City Administrator Ed
Driggers said the city is
taking possession of the
city owned property on
Snow Street that is being
evacuated by International
Cathedral of Prayer, following an insurance lapse
that violated the lease
agreement. The proper-

tys future use has yet to


be determined. Once the
property is inspected,
council members will tour
the site.

COUNCIL ACTION

Upon request, Council


gave Driggers approval
to go forward with entering into a mutual service
agreement with Greenville County, allowing the
Greer Police Department
to provide traffic enforcement for Brookwood Drive
and Ridgecrest Drive and
Ridgewood Drive. Prior to
this agreement, Greer has

only been able to service


half of the neighborhood.
Council voted unanimously to approve the
second and final readings
rezoning for city-owned
property located at 3511
Brushy Creek Road. The
property was rezoned
Brushy Creek property
from R-20 single-family
residential to DRD design
review district.
The next regularly scheduled Greer City Council
meeting is 6:30 p.m. on
May 12 at Greer City Hall.
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101 Calvary St., Greer 877-9759

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El Bethel Baptist Church

Emmanuel Baptist Church

423 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer 877-2121

Enoree Fork Baptist Church

100 Enoree Dr., Greer 268-4385

Fairview Baptist Church

1300 Locust Hill Rd., Greer 877-1881

First Baptist Church

202 W. Poinsett St., Greer 877-4253


Freedom Fellowship Greer High 877-3604
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St. Johns Baptist Church

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Suber Road Baptist Church

445 S. Suber Rd., Greer 801-0181

Taylors First Baptist Church

200 W. Main St., Taylors 244-3535

United Family Ministries

13465 E. Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer 877-3235

Victor Baptist

121 New Woodruff Rd., Greer 877-9686

Washington Baptist Church

3500 N. Highway 14, Greer 895-1510

Welcome Home Baptist Church

1779 Pleasant Hill Rd., Greer 901-7674

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church

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2103 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer 322-6847

CHURCH OF GOD
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500 Trade St., Greer 877-0374

Church of God of Prophecy

111 Biblebrook Dr., Greer 877-4206


Hispanic Baptist Iglesia Bautista Hispana
199 Hubert St., Greer 877-3899

Holly Springs Baptist Church

1005 Highway 357, Greer 877-0758

Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church

Devenger Road Presbyterian Church


1200 Devenger Rd., Greer 268-7652

Fellowship Presbyterian Church

1105 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer 877-3267

First Presbyterian Church

100 School St., Greer 877-3612

Fulton Presbyterian Church

821 Abner Creek Rd., Greer 879-3190

OTHER DENOMINATIONS
Agape House

900 Gap Creek Rd., Greer 329-7491

Anglican Church of St. George the Martyr


Bartons Memorial Pentacostal Holiness
Highway 101 North, Greer

Bethesda Temple

125 Broadus St., Greer 877-8523

Beulah Christian Fellowship Church


1017 Mauldin Rd., Greenville 283-0639

Calvary Bible Fellowship

Holiday Inn, Duncan 266-4269

Calvary Chapel of Greer

104 New Woodruff Rd. Greer 877-8090

139 Abner Creek Rd., Greer 801-0528

Praise Cathedral Church of God

3390 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer 879-4878

Good Shepherd Episcopal

Abiding Peace Ev. Lutheran Church


Apostolic Lutheran Church

453 N. Rutherford Rd., Greer 848-4568

Immanuel Lutheran Church & School LCMS


2820 Woodruff Rd., Simpsonville 297-5815

Redeemer Lutheran Church, ELCA


300 Oneal Rd., Greer 877-5876

Faith Family Church


Faith Temple

Glad Tidings Assembly of God

Highway 290, Greer 879-3291


Greer Mill Church 52 Bobo St., Greer 877-2442

Harmony Fellowship Church

2150 Highway 417, Woodruff 486-8877

International Cathedral of Prayer


100 Davis Avenue Greer 655-0009

Lifesong Church

12481 Greenville Highway, Lyman 439-2602

Living Way Community Church

3239 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-0544

Mountain Bridge Community Church

1400B Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer 350-1051

New Beginnings Outreach

104 New Woodruff Rd., Greer 968-2424

New Covenant Fellowship

2425 Racing Rd., Greer 848-4521


109 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Greer 205-8816
New Life in Christ 210 Arlington Rd. 346-9053

1310 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer 244-3162

Wade Hampton Blvd. Duncan 426-4933

Milford Baptist Church

1282 Milford Church Rd., Greer 895-5533

Mount Lebanon Baptist Church


561 Gilliam Rd., Greer 879-7080

New Jerusalem Baptist Church

413 E. Poinsett St., Greer 968-9203

New Life Baptist Church

90 Becco Rd., Greer 895-3224

Northwood Baptist Church

888 Ansel School Rd., Greer 877-5417

ONeal Baptist Church

3420 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-0930

Pelham First Baptist Church

2720 S. Old Highway 14, Greer 879-4032

Peoples Baptist Church

310 Victor Avenue Ext., Greer 848-0449

Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church


201 Jordan Rd., Lyman 879-2646

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

1002 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer 877-6436

Ebenezer United Methodist Church


174 Ebenezer Road, Greer 987-9644

Faith United Methodist Church

New Hope Freedom

Point of Life Church


Springwell Church

4369 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 268-2299

Trinity Fellowship Church

Fews Chapel United Methodist Church

3610 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer 877-0419


1700 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville 244-6011

Grace United Methodist Church

1001 W. Poinsett St., Greer 629-3350

1301 S. Main St. (S. Hwy. 14), Greer 877-0308


4000 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-2522
627 Taylor Rd., Greer 877-7015

Lee Road United Methodist Church


1377 East Lee Rd., Taylors 244-6427

Liberty Hill United Methodist Church


301 Liberty Hill Rd., Greer 968-8150

Liberty United Methodist Church

4276 Highway 414, Landrum 292-0142

Memorial United Methodist Church


201 N. Main St., Greer 877-0956

Mountain View UMC

6525 Mountain View Rd., Taylors 895-8532

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1421 Reidville Sharon Rd., Greer 879-7926

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Heritage Chapel Baptist Church

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105 Daniel Ave., Greer 895-3966

United House of Prayer

213 Oak St., Greer 848-0727

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The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

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Investigation underway
regarding Lyman death
BY FOX CAROLINA
NEWS PARTNER
An investigation is underway after a body was
found in a wooded area
off Tapp Circle in Lyman
on Monday afternoon, according to the Spartanburg
County Coroners Office.

Randy Bogan, chief investigator with the coroners office, said they are
working to identify the
person. He said an examination will be scheduled at
a later time.
Bogan said it is a joint
investigation with the
sheriffs office.

The sheriffs office said


the 911 center received
the call at approximately
2 p.m.
The sheriffs office said
the coroners office will
have to determine if the
death is a homicide.

CRIME
REPORT

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

A man died in a double shooting in Taylors last Thursday morning. The shooting took
place on Gandy Avenue around 3 a.m.

(Note: All information


contained in the following
was taken directly from
the official incident reports
filed by the Greer Police
Department, The Spartanburg County Sheriffs
Office or The Greenville
County Sheriffs Office. All
suspects are to be considered innocent until proven
guilty in the court of law.)

POSSESSION

John Dean, 40, of 107


Lockwood Ave., Easley,
was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.
According to an incident
report supplied by Greer
Police, officers conducted
a traffic stop on a white
Ford pickup that had committed multiple traffic violations. Dean, the driver,
was asked to exit the vehicle and admitted to having
a suspended license and a
small amount of marijuana in the truck. In addition
to finding the marijuana,
police discovered what appeared to be eight rocks
of crack cocaine in the vehicle.
Dean was arrested and
transported to jail.

CDV

James Leon Henson, 48,


of 103 John St., #5, Greer,
was charged with criminal
domestic violence third
and above.
According to a Greer
Police incident report, the
complainant came to the
police department lobby
saying that she was terrified of her husband, the
subject. She claimed he
had raised his hand to
hit her while she was in
the tub earlier, but had
stopped short of carrying
through on any physical
assault.
Officers discovered that
Henson already had two
prior CDV convictions and
obtained a warrant for a
third offense.
The subject was arrested
soon thereafter without
incident and transported
to Greer City Jail.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

Luke D. Hamby, 17,


of Greenville, and Gavin
Morris, 17, of Greer, were
charged with malicious
damage and second-degree attempted burglary.
According to a detailed
incident report filed by
Greer Police, an officer on
patrol saw Hamby walking from the parking lot of
The Dog House restaurant
wearing all black. Because
Hamby matched the description of the suspect
that had recently burglarized Kids Planet, officers
asked to search his person
and backpack. They discovered a screwdriver, a
pair of black gloves and a
white bandana that resembled the one worn by the
Kids Planet burglar.
Police located Morris,
the second subject, in
the woods near The Dog
House, also dressed in
black and wearing one
glove. Checking the building, police found broken
glass by the basement
door, another backpack
and a single black glove
on the ground. Greenville
County Forensics was
called to the scene.
An NCIC check on the
two subjects revealed they
had active warrants from
the Dept. of Juvenile Justice.
They were placed under
arrest for Attempted Burglary and malicious damage.

WILLIAM BUCHHEIT | THE GREER CITIZEN

Interstate incident
The 18-wheeler, pictured above, crashed on I-85
northbound at mile maker 62 in Spartanburg County last
Thursday. Highway Patrol reported injuries in the accident,
which occurred around 3:30 p.m. and appeared to crush
the trucks cab.

CDV

Man dies in Taylors


double shooting
BY FOX CAROLINA
NEWS PARTNER
Greenville County deputies said they were investigating an early morning
shooting that left one man
dead and a second man
hurt last Thursday.
Deputies said they were
called to an address on
Gandy Avenue shortly before 3 a.m.
Arriving deputies said
they found two men that
had suffered gunshot
wounds. One man was

found at the intersection


of Gandy Avenue and West
Warehouse Court. The other was found at a mobile
home on Gandy Avenue,
where deputies said the
shooting took place.
The men were rushed to
the hospital, where deputies said one man died.
The Greenville County
Coroners office said the
46-year-old man died just
after 4 a.m. Thursday at
Greenville Memorial Hospital.
The coroner identified

the victim as Valatino Nesbitt, ruling his manner of


death a homicide.
The second man was being treated for his injuries
but deputies did not know
his condition.
Deputies said forensics
teams and investigators
were called to the scene on
Gandy Avenue and were in
the early stages of the investigation.
Deputies ask anyone
with information to call
Crime Stoppers at 864-23CRIME.

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SPORTS

The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

Eagles begin quest for state title


Defeat
Chester in
round one

BILLY
CANNADA

This is win-or-go-home time. Weve got a


good team, and were prepared. Were not
taking anybody for granted.
Bill Martin

Eastside boys soccer coach

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Eagles are back and
battle tested.
Boasting the No. 1 seed
in the AAA state playoffs,
the Eastside boys soccer
team is ready to defend its
2014 state championship,
earning a round one, 10-0
victory over Chester Monday night.
Scoring goals for the Eagles were: Victor Ramirez,
Carlos Sanchez, Matthew
Woodington, Auggie Granados, Edgar Nogal, Jhon
Soto, Conley Blair and
Connor Hubbard.
Head coach Bill Martin
said his team is excited for
another run.
This is win-or-go-home
time, he said. Weve got
a good team, and were
prepared. Were not taking
anybody for granted.
With the win, Eastside
moves on to round two on
Thursday night. A third
round appearance could
mean a date with No. 1
South Pointe.
We put a tougher schedule in front of the boys to
get them ready, Martin

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AAA UPPER STATE BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS


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The Eastside boys soccer team defeated Chester 10-0


on Monday night, advancing to round two of the playoffs.
said. I do feel like it has
prepared us. There were
times when our tougher
schedule tripped us up
and that was by design.
Now that were in crunch
time, weve got some lessons that we can tap into.
We feel better prepared.
The Eagles have dropped
games to Brookland-Cayce
and Christ Church this

season, but have accomplished many of the goals


they set out to reach.
One of the things we
have as a goal at the beginning of the season is to
win the conference and to
finish as a No. 1 seed, he
said. Having that home
field advantage is huge.
Theyre in their own locker room, theyre playing

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in front of their own fans.
Our fans can be incredibly
exuberant and motivating.
We know we can travel and
win, but its definitely nice
to stay home.
Despite dealing with
the injury bug early, Eastside is now back at full
strength.
Some of it is just fortune, but the injury bug

State
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May 16

hit us early, he said. As


of today, I dont know of
an injured player. Were
at 100 percent strength.
Thats important when it
comes to a playoff run because we will get banged
up a little bit over the next
week or two.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Repeat not in the cards


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Byrnes was ousted from the playoffs last week, dropping


back-to-back games against Hanna and Mauldin.

Rebels run
cut short
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Rebels run to the
district championship was
cut short by Mauldin Monday night, as a 3-1 loss
eliminated Byrnes from
postseason contention.
With the win, Mauldin
advances to play T.L.
Hanna Wednesday for a
chance to compete in the
Upper State tournament.
Byrnes got into some
fifth inning double, giving
up a walk and a couple of
timely hits that pushed
the Mauldin lead to 3-0.
Despite and RBI sixth
inning double from Davis
Agle, the Rebels didnt
have enough to complete
the comeback against
Mauldin pitcher Connor
Campbell.
The Rebels looked solid to start the playoffs,
knocking off their first opponent.
A home run from Alex
Vasquez put the Rebels
up 3-1 early on Nation
Ford, and the Rebels never
looked back in game one,
holding on for a 5-2 victory.
Agle got the win on the
mound for Byrnes, throwing a complete game.

It was a tough
way to lose, but I
couldnt ask any
more out of our
kids with how hard
theyve played.

The defending state


champions
were
dethroned Monday night.
Byrnes softball team
could not find the offense
it needed when it mattered
most, suffering a 1-0, season ending defeat to Fort
Mill, a team it had beaten
just days before.
The Lady Rebels were
without star pitcher Regan Messenger, who was
injured just prior to the
game. That left eighth
grader Tatum Arboleda
getting the start on the
mound. Arboleda pitched
a full game, only giving up
the game winning run.
Byrnes knocked off Fort
Mill 5-2 to open the tournament.
I thought we played
well, Aiken said after the
game. We came out hot
against a good team and
Regan pitched really well
to keep them off balance.
The Rebels success was
short-lived. Byrnes put itself on the ropes with a 76 loss to Laurens in game
two of the postseason.
Trailing 2-0 in the second, the Rebels put together solid third and fourth
innings to take a 6-2 advantage heading into the
sixth. Laurens mounted a
full come back, narrowing
the lead to 6-5 before belting in two more runs in
the seventh.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

The defending Class AAAA state champion Rebels were


upset by Fort Mill 1-0 on Monday.
It was a really wellplayed ball game, Aiken
said. Ive been disappointed with the way
weve played a couple of
times earlier in the year,
losing to J.L. Mann and
Dorman. We just didnt
play our best or give our
best effort, but that wasnt
the case (against Laurens).
I really feel like I couldnt
be disappointed in anything that we did.

They played really well


and we played really well.
It was just a good softball
game, she said. Had it
been played in March or
April, we wouldnt really
be upset at all, but the fact
that it was played in May
is tough. its what playoff
games should be like.
The Rebels will lose Messenger, along with seniors
Malibu Gaston and Kate
Burnett.

Michael Maus

Byrnes baseball coach

We came out with a


pretty tough draw, head
coach Michael Maus said.
Its a tough bracket to
compete in.
Byrnes dropped its second game to T.L. Hanna, 21, setting up the do or die
scenario against Mauldin
on Monday.
We played well, but we
didnt get hits when we
needed to, Maus said. It
was a tough way to lose,
but I couldnt ask any
more out of our kids with
how hard theyve played.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Playing for the district title


The Blue Ridge softball team advanced to the Class AAA District II title game Monday
night, defeating Seneca 7-5. The Tigers will take on either Seneca or South Pointe Friday.

Taking
the plunge

heres nothing more


American than a good,
old-fashioned dunking
booth.
Where else can you
pair one of our nations
favorite sports with the
satisfaction of seeing
someone you know get
dropped into four feet of
water continuously?
Where else can you
watch the mayor heckle
and be heckled, simply
for the pleasure of bystanders?
Only in a dunk tank.
Saturday at Family Fest,
we had all the elements
we needed for success.
We had a 300-gallon tank.
We had a lineup of local
celebrities, willing to get
wet. We had a lineup of
paying customers, willing
to get them wet. And,
most importantly, we had
a good cause.
In an effort to raise a little bit of money for Greer
Community Ministries,
Greer Relief and the Greer
Soup Kitchen (Daily Bread
Ministries), we decided to
try a unique fundraiser at
one of the citys biggest
events.
The results couldnt
have been better. More
than $800 was raised in
just a few hours, proving
that we really do live in
one of the best communities.
There are two key
elements to a good dunk
tank:
A) People have to know
who they are dunking.
B) The person being
dunked has to bring the
smack talk.
Our lineup was great.
We had Greer Mayor Rick
Danner, GCM Executive
Director Cindy Simpler,
Greer Relief Executive Director Caroline Robertson,
Greenville councilman
Joe Baldwin, the Greer
Fire Department and GHS
coaches Will Young and
Greg Miller.
What surprised me
was how quickly our
participants picked up
on the smack talk. Cindy
Simpler had the difficult
task of getting the day
started, but she did not
disappoint. Dressed in
costume as Captain Hunger she quickly heckled
folks walking down Trade
Street, assuring them they
were too scared to take a
shot at her.
Up next was Mayor Danner, who might have gone
under the most times out
of anybody. A great sport,
Danner could only sit
back and watch as small
children failed to hit the
target, yet took it upon
themselves to push the
button anyway. Our fearless mayor had one of the
funniest trash talk lines
of the day when he told
Chamber President Mark
Owens (after a couple
of failed dunk attempts)
that he should come up
here and push the button
like all the little kids do.
Owens found his target
on the next throw.
Of course, as expected,
everybody wanted to see
Will Young go under. Not
long after Will mounted
the seat, his quarterback,
Mario Cusano, was there
to try to put him under.
Young didnt seem worried though. Ill get him
back in the weight room
on Monday, he said,
shortly before hitting the
water.
Perhaps the MVP of the
day was Caroline Robertson, who stayed an extra
30 minutes to help raise
more money. She, along
with all of our other volunteers, went above and
beyond the call of duty,
and we certainly owe
them a big thank you.
Our local non-profits do
so much for our community, and it was nice to
see that same community
show how much it is appreciated. Even if a few
people had to get soaking
wet to make it happen.

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A sporting view |

Rise
of the
machines
By Mark Vasto
For The Greer Citizen

sports

the greer citizen

port, being competitive in nature, lends


itself to the act of
comparison. This is, of
course, by design. In fact,
it -- sports -- is nothing
more than a vast and
giant conspiracy that
has been foisted upon
the teeming masses in
order to distract us from
whatever it is we are supposed to really be paying
attention to (and I have a
hunch it has something
to do with numbers) by
bickering over nonsense
like Hack Wilsons slugging percentage and Pie
Traynors wins above
replacement. Who cares
about what happened to
the economic surplus.
Its the man keeping us
down, keeping us bickering with one another
so we wont get our act
together. They tell us
its all about comradery,
teamwork and sportsmanship, but put a guy from
Michigan and one from
Ohio in the same room
and shut the door. Theyll
come out looking like beta
fish -- youll see. Theyll
tear each other to shreds.
And dont let the Internet fool you. Sure, you
can go to Sports-Reference.com and glean all
sorts of numbers. You
can compare and contrast
your favorite players
from every era and act
like you know it all. There
are a million blog sites
out there that promise
to make you the next Joe
Posnanski, where everyone is on a level playing
field and Dan Quisenberry can be in the Hall of
Fame. Dont kid yourself.
Time was, in order
to glean various statistics you would go to a
newsstand and purchase
a daily newspaper or
specialty publication
dedicated to the sporting event of your choice.
In order to support that
industry, you needed statisticians, writers, editors,
umpires, judges, referees,
linesmen, scorekeepers,
equipment managers,
groundskeepers and various other gofers.
One by one, theyre getting picked off those jobs,
but we dont say anything
because Mulberry U. got
a play-in game against
Hooterville Tech in the
tournament. That will
shut us up for a few. Soon
theyll install the DH in
the National League and
provide bathrooms and
municipal sewer connections at Wrigley Field.
Theyll take the guesswork out of the games,
and we wont say anything ... until its too late.
Next theyll get rid of
the fans physical presence (see the Baltimore
Orioles). Itll save on stadium overhead, and its
good for the environment.
The athletes will be the
last to go ... theyre always
the last to know when its
over.
Boxing will be banned,
and then theyll come for
football. The rankings are
already being turned over
to some faceless computer, and Madden Football
correctly predicted the
exact score of the Super
Bowl this year. Soon the
games will be just another
simulation -- regulated,
of course, so we can still
gamble on the games and
pay taxes. Think Skynet in
The Terminator ... one
day soon, the computers
will be self-aware.
Augusta National,
humanitys final beacon
of hope, will be the last to
fall as cyborgs overtake
Amen Corner, screaming,
Get in the hole! after
every shot.
Yet somewhere out
there, despite all of the
devastation and destruction, at a corner bar somewhere in Schenectady, to
a chorus of derisive jeers,
a Yankee fan will insist
that Jeter was still a better shortstop than Nomar
in his prime, and another
round will be ordered.

wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yellow Jacket baseball on the rise


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
A mid-season slump
proved costly for the Greer
baseball team this season,
but head coach Bob Massullo said he believes his
squad is on the rise.
The Jackets, who finished 9-16 overall with a
6-8 record in the region,
fell to Blue Ridge in the
season finale with a trip to
the playoffs on the line.
We were in every
game, Massullo said. We
put ourselves in a predicament to have to win that
last game to get in. We had
opportunities throughout
the season, but they were
fighters. They fought until
the very end. If they take
that fighting attitude with
them, theyll be successful
in whatever they do.
Massullo said his team
showed a willingness to
not give up down the
home stretch.
Theyve got something
we havent had here in the
last few years, he said. It
used to be when we got
down, the kids would just
give up, but these guys
stuck it out until the end.
Greer will lose eight
seniors, including a few
starters.
Were starting to turn
things back around at
Greer, Massullo said. Ive
got eight 11th graders

Theyve got
something we
havent had here in
the last few years. It
used to be when we
got down, the kids
would just give up,
but these guys stuck
it out until the end.
Bob Massullo

Greer High baseball coach


coming back and all eight
of them have been productive at one time or another.
Were hoping for big things
from them. Ive got a good
ninth grade crew and my
JV has been good this year
and is showing a lot of potential. We just need to get
bigger and stronger.
Among the solid core of
returning young players
are several starting pitchers.
Back in the day when
we played well, we were
mentally sound, Massullo
said. We went through
a few years where we
werent, but these younger
kids have a chance to take

File Photo | The Greer Citizen

Although his team is losing seven seniors, Greer baseball coach Bob Massullo said
the Yellow Jackets remain competitive in 2016.
the ball and run with it.
Were returning three good
pitchers, the top of my
batting averages are coming back, so I think well be
alright next year.
Massullo said he expects
most of his team to com-

pete during the offseason,


playing summer and travel
ball.
The only thing that
bothers me about the offseason is that the players
go separate ways and play
on different teams, he

said. You dont get any


unity there. But as long
as theyre playing, thats
what matters.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

NGU to
compete
at NCAAs

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

The Greer softball team struggled to get anything going in the postseason, falling to Lancaster (8-1) and Daniel (11-3).

Lady Jackets sent packing


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
The Greer softball team
dropped
back-to-back
games against Lancaster
(8-1) and Daniel (11-3),
falling out of playoff contention this week.
The Yellow Jackets fell
behind early and were
unable to recover during
game one against Lancaster.

Lancaster is a scrappy
team, said Greer coach
Ashleigh Anderson. They
had some decent hitters
and their pitcher was pretty on. We just didnt have
it all around that night.
(Our) pitching was off, we
made base running mistakes and (we) didnt hit
the ball well.
Things didnt get better for Greer on Monday,
as the Jackets gave up

11 runs to Daniel on the


road.
Daniel advances to take
on Chapin and the winner
will play Lancaster for the
district championship.
Anderson said her team
has meshed well this season and she expects the
younger players to come
back stronger next year.
Paige Clifford, Shaan
Delport, Brooke Wade,
Sydney Craig and Danyale

Davis have been outstanding at the plate and in the


field, she said. Sydney
has pitched really well
for the majority of games,
even though she is only a
freshman. She is gaining
valuable experience that
will help us in the next
three years as well.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

The North Greenville


mens golf team will continue its record breaking
season this week, traveling to Florida to take
on the field at the NCAA
Southeast Regional Tournament at Lake Jovita Golf
and Country Club in Dade
City.
The Crusaders head into
the regional after finishing the season with consecutive top five finishes
including a fourth place
finish at the TSU Big Blue
Intercollegiate, and a third
place finish at the Conference Carolinas championships.
The
Crusaders
are
ranked 23rd in the country by Golfstat.com after
ringing in at 13th in the
initial rankings, released
in October. A regional
ranking of seventh landed
NGU a spot in this years
regional with a chance to
play in the teams first
ever, national tournament
on the line.
North Greenville enters
the week with a team scoring average of 294.18 after nine tournaments and
22 rounds of play. North
Greenville boasts the Conference Carolinas Player
of the Year in Christian
Constance as well as the
leagues Coach of the Year
in new head coach Brad
Caldwell. Tucker MacDonald and Evan Gfeller also
garnered post-season honors as they were named to
All-Conference teams.

Tigers fall to the Razorbacks in playoffs


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
The Tigers closed out
the regular season with
a win over Chapman, but
could not keep the momentum alive in the playoffs, falling to Chester and
Walhalla in back-to-back
contests.
The Blue Ridge baseball
team, a No. 4 seed, was
ousted from the playoffs
Monday night, falling 4-2
to Walhalla.
Blue Ridge faced lefthanded South Carolina
commit Jake Wright in
game one versus Chester,
who managed to hold the
Tigers scoreless and record 12 strikeouts.
He was good and even
better than the scouting
report, Blue Ridge coach
Travis Henson said. We
knew he was going to be
tough and he did a good

Mandy Ferguson | The Greer Citizen

The Blue Ridge baseball team was ousted by Walhalla Monday night after falling
to Chester in game one of the playoffs.
job of keeping us off balance.
Ethan Few was hot on

the mound for Blue Ridge,


however, keeping the game
tight throughout. Few had

eight strikeouts with just


one walk on the night.
Chester got on the board

in the bottom of the fifth


inning, breaking the scoring drought off a Blue
Ridge throwing error.
Despite the slip up, the
Tigers had one last chance
to pull ahead. Blue Ridge
loaded the bases in the
seventh inning, as Elijah
Henderson faced a full
count with two outs. Chester delivered from the
mound, however, striking
one of the Tigers best
hitters out with a 91 mph
fastball.
Blue Ridge looked impressive at times this
season, competing for a
region title and ultimately
defeating rival Greer to
secure a ticket to the postseason just a year after
losing seven starters.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

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6, 2015

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Earnhardt Jr. takes checkered flag at Talladega


Its a toss-up which is
greater, Dale Earnhardt
Jr.s passion for Talladega
Superspeedway or the Talladega fan bases passion
for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
On a glorious afternoon,
Earnhardt offered a oneword order to his team
over the radio, a message
that could be shared with
the thousands of his devotees in the stands: Celebrate! he proclaimed.
Earnhardt, his team and
Junior Nation could celebrate his 0.159-second victory over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie
Johnson in the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series GEICO
500 Sunday afternoon, his
sixth Sprint Cup win here.

It all but assures Earnhardt a spot in the Chase


for the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Championship for a
fifth consecutive year.
Paul Menard was third,
Ryan Blaney fourth and
Martin Truex Jr. fifth.
Points leader Kevin Harvick, racing with a mangled hood after an early
accident, was eighth.
The victory came barely
24 hours after Earnhardt
had acknowledged a responsibility to perform
well here for his fan base,
saying, I feel like Im supposed to get up there and
lead.
He did so, leading 67 of
the 188 laps, then wove
his way into Victory Circle,

where he gushed nearly as


dramatically as the geyser
spewing from an engine
that began overheating
because of debris on the
grille.
Its just real emotional,
Earnhardt said. I havent
won here in a long time
(November 2004), my daddys birthday was a couple
of days ago.
It was real emotional.
Everything is so good for
me right now. I dont know
why I dont feel like I deserve it. I just feel overcome with a lot of emotion.
Unlike many Talladega
races, the final two dozen
laps were essentially run
in a single-file parade, first

with a 10-car string, then


ultimately caught up by a
line of another 20 cars.
I dont know what creates that in the drivers
minds to say were all
going to ride at the top,
Johnson said. It doesnt
happen every time (but)
it does happen every now
and then and today was
one of those days.
At the white flag, Johnson tried to get a run with
Blaney on his bumper,
and defending race winner Denny Hamlin made
a run.
I knew he would wait
and thats what I would
do, Earnhardt said of
Johnson. I wouldnt want
to screw it up for both of

us. He tried to back up but


he couldnt get a run.
As a wreck happened
in their rear-view mirror,
with Carl Edwards being
spun out, Earnhardt kept
his lead, zooming past a
nearly filled grandstands
celebrating his triumph.
Everybody at Talladega
is happy, Truex said of
the fans. So all is good.
There was the typical
Big One accident. On
the backstretch on lap 47,
Trevor Bayne was passed
on the right side by Menard as Kurt Busch was
closing on his left rear
quarterpanel.
It was, as Bayne put it,
double trouble. He lost
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who started on the front
row, Kyle Larson, Greg
Biffle and, in his final ride
subbing for Kyle Busch in
the No. 18 Toyota, David
Ragan.
It was otherwise relatively clean only six cautions for 23 laps all day
until Austin Dillons car
caught fire on lap 156. Jeff
Gordons day went up in
smoke, too. He was penalized for going too fast on
pit road, the second time
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SPORTS

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SPORTS
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RIVERSIDE HIGH TRACK
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Joey Logano and his No. 22 Ford took the checkered flag at Talladega over the weekend.

Logano cruises to victory


at Talladega speedway
Fresh from an intense
final eight laps, Joey Logano parked his No. 22 Ford,
caught his breath and proclaimed that it was cool
to get this thing in Victory
Lane.
This, then, can be pronounced a season of
cool for Logano, wholl
turn 25 later this month.
His triumph in Saturdays
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway was his
third in five series starts,
to go along with two runner-up finishes.
Couple that with a victory in the Daytona 500
and eight top 10s in nine
Sprint Cup races, how is he
not on everyones NASCAR
fantasy team for Sundays
Sprint Cup GEICO 500 race
(1 p.m. ET on FOX) at Talladega?
This has been a pretty
special season so far,
Logano said. Weve had
some fast race cars.
Brian Scott was second,
followed by his Richard
Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon, the
Coors Light Pole-sitter.
(The front row was All-Dillon, All-RCR, with younger
brother Ty on the outside,
and Scott starting third.)
J.J. Yeley was fourth and
Joey Gase, a youngster with
a team budget so small I
dont even have a PR person, was fifth. Gase, who

started 39th, noted that


his sponsorship funding
for the entire year is what
some of these teams have
for one race.
Logano stole the lead
from Elliott Sadler after a
restart with eight laps remaining, then it was just
having the right people behind you, making the right
moves, making the right
block and getting that
clean air. Then its all in
the mirror, Logano said.
Typical of a Talladega
race, this was not without incident, though the
infamous Big One didnt
erupt.
Barely had the green flag
drop than did a yellow flag
waved. Sadler, in the lead
and on the outside lane,
dropped toward the bottom lane on the second
lap without having cleared
teammate Darrell Wallace
Jr. It sent both cars careening, but both were able
to resume racing; Sadler
went on to finish seventh,
Wallace 20th.
Defending XFINITY Series champion and NASCAR Next alum Chase Elliott cut a tire on lap 37,
rocketing him into the
outside wall in turn 2. He
took responsibility for
having locked the tires on
entry to pit road prior to a
two-tire stop only a couple
of laps earlier, bemoaning
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and (the crew would have)


said to come back and fix
the two rights.
With only a third of the
race remaining, green flag
pit stops were necessary.
Trouble is, as Kenny Wallace put it, The whole field
cant pit at once or theyll
wreck. And they did.
Between slowing cars,
others veering toward
the pits and apparent indecision on the part of
some drivers, chaos happened, as an irate Brendan Gaughan said.
A
nine-car
accident
erupted near the entrance
to pit road on the front
stretch, involving, among
others, Gaughan, Ty Dillon, Ryan Reed and NASCAR Next and Drive for
Diversity alums Wallace
and Daniel Suarez. Two
members of Aric Almirolas crew were injured as
Gaughan careened into the
pit wall; one was treated
and released from the infield care center, the other
transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Logano becomes the
eighth winner in nine
XFINITY events who is
ineligible for the series
championship.

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equipment, lockers, weight
bench, cabinet, furniture,
boxes, housewares, etc.
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boxes, housewares, tubs,
dressers, washer, dryer,
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The Riverside girls 4x8


team is region champions.
Kenshin earned all-region
with his runner-up finish
in the triple jump.
Region Champs: Cate
Ambrose 1600; Jessie
Crowley
3200,
Emma
Spencer 800, 4x800 girls
(Ambrose, Fallow, Spencer, Smith).
All region: Kenshin, Kolbey, Abigail, Jessie, Cate,
Cate, Erin, girls 4x800.
New school records by
Bri Burch in the Discus
and Kolbey Brush in the
pole vault.
All region-runner ups:
Kenshin-TJ,
Kolbey-PV,
Kyle-1600,
Jessie-1600,
Erin-400 hurdles.
Other Advancers: Boys
4x1, Girls 4x4, Jeffrey-400
Hurd, Kolbey-110 Hurd,
Abigail-800, Bri-Discus.

GIBSON EARNS HONOR

Connor Gibson, a junior


at Erskine College and the
son of Bill and Krista Gibson of Greer, was named
to the Conference Carolinas Baseball Academic
All-Conference team. The
group is comprised of
juniors and seniors who
have maintained a cumulative grade point average
of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0
scale. Gibson is an accounting major.

DRUMMOND JUMPS
TO REGION TITLE

Byrnes High track star


Nascottisha Drummond is
jumping her way to another award winning year.
The senior was crowned
region champ in high
jump Thursday night with
a jump of 5 4. The jump
tied the all time Region II
4A record.

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WITH 9-6 WIN OVER SUNS

The Greenville Drive (1510) offense continued to


roll in Monday afternoons
series finale against the
Hagerstown Suns (10-14),
as a 13-hit performance led
to a 9-6 win and clinched a
series victory.
Greenville struck early
with three runs in the top
of the first against Suns
starter Connor Bach, as Michael Chavis drove home
two with a double and a
Bach wild pitch scored another.
The Suns rebounded
quickly from there, scoring five runs over the next
four innings. Raudy Read
laced an RBI single in the
first off Drive starter Jalen
Beeks (2-0). A three-run
third was keyed by an RBI
single by Jose MarmolejosDiaz and a two-run double
by Grant DeBruin, and
Alec Keller doubled home
a run in the fourth to put
Hagerstown up 5-3.
A three-run fifth put
the Drive on top for good.
Rafael Devers and Javier
Guerra singled off Mario
Sanchez (0-1), and a Hagerstown error plated Devers to cut the lead to one.
Mike Meyers then put the
Drive ahead with a tworun double to left.
Another two-run double,
this one by Mauricio Dubon, tacked on two more
runs to the Drives total in
the top of the seventh, and
Guerra added an eighth-in-

ning sacrifice fly.


Beeks got the win after
working five innings for
the Drive. Williams Jerez
followed with three innings of relief, allowing
only an unearned run, and
Kuehl McEachern picked
up his second save with a
perfect ninth.
Devers led the Greenville
offense with three hits on
the afternoon. Chavis, Dubon and Meyers added two
hits and two RBIs apiece,
and Carlos Mesa had two
hits as well.
Keller had three hits to
pace Hagerstown, while
DeBruin,
MarmolejosDiaz, Read and Osvaldo
Abreu all chipped in with
two hits.
After a day off, the Drive
will return to Fluor Field
on Wednesday night at
7:05 to begin a three-game
series with the Savannah
Sand Gnats, affiliate of the
New York Mets. RH Jeffry Fernandez (0-3, 4.91)
is scheduled to start the
opener for the Drive, and
the Sand Gnats will counter with RH Corey Oswalt
(2-0, 4.84).

USC UPSTATE
GOLF TOURNAMENT

The University of South


Carolina Upstate Alumni
Association is hosting its
sixth annual golf tournament on Friday, May 15 at
Woodfin Ridge Golf Club
as a fundraiser for the
associations scholarship
fund.
All alumni and friends
of the university are invited to play as well as enjoy lunch, prizes and contests. Registration forms,
including itinerary for the
day and prize information
are available at uscupstate.
edu/alumnigolf. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

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Classifieds
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ANYONE
CLAIMING A GOLD 1994
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OR
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within 30 days an affidavit
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notice of

NOTICE
OF APPLICATION
application
Notice is hereby given that
Dolgencorp, LLC intends to apply to the South
Carolina Department of
Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale
and Off premises consumption of beer and
wine at Store 15961
located at 4002 N Hwy
101, Greer, SC 29651.
To object to the issuance
of this permit/license,
written protest must be
postmarked no later than
May15, 2015.
For a protest to be valid,
it must be in writing, and
should include the following information:
(1) the name, address
and telephone number of
the person filing the protest;
(2) the specific reasons
why the application should
be denied;
(3) that the person protesting is willing to attend
a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant);
(4) that the person protesting resides in the
same county where the
proposed place of business is located or within
five miles of the business;
and,
(5) the name of the applicant and the address
of the premises to be licensed.
Protests must be mailed
to: S. C. Department of
Revenue, ATTN: ABL,
P.O. Box 125, Columbia,
SC 29214; or faxed to:
(803) 896-0110.

4-29,5-6

Badcock furniture
is looking for a sales associate. Hourly pay plus
commission. Apply at
store 805 West Wade
Hampton Blvd Greer SC

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5-6

NOTICE

the following vehicles have been abandoned in spartanburg


county to copart auto auctions. if you are the registered
owner of any of the following vehicles please call copart at
864-877-9113 or come to 2465 highway 101 south, Greer, sc
29651 to reclaim vehicle. You must provide proof of ownership and pay all required accrued charges. copart will proceed with the abandonment/lien sale Process if no contact is
made by the owner/lien holder within 30 days from the first
date of this publication.
2012 NissaN altima Black 1N4al2aP9cc108029
2000 Ford Focus White 1FaFP343XYW146125
1998 travel suPreme White 4tkFW4030W1003885
2000 mazda B2500 White 4F4Yr12c3Ytm19743
2003 Gmc YukoN Blue 1Gkec13v23r296928
2004 NissaN 350z Black JN1az36a14t014539
1998 JeeP GraNd cherokee Black 1J4Gz58s7Wc189769
2003 Ford mustaNG red 1FaFP40473s446198
1995 JeeP GraNd cherokee taN 1J4Gz78Y8sc765847
2014 Yamaha scooter 2toNe l9Ntelkd1d1081379
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2000 JeeP GraNd cherokee Black 1J4GW58N7Yc379898
1983 Ford raNGer silver 1FtBr10a2dua30435
2008 mazda mazda6 GraY 1YvhP80c185m08829
2002 chevY astro vaN GreeN 1GNel19XX2B135987
2002 chevY trailBlazer Black 1GNdt13s022372318
2001 chevY s10 White 1Gccs19W418126742
1997 mercurY couGar BurGuNdY 1melm62W1vh629490
1994 chevY lumiNa marooN 2G1Wl54t1r1116305
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B6 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

Pretty as a

Princess
Photos by
William Buchheit

The Miss Greater Greer Scholarship committee crowned


seven girls in the 2015 Greater Greer Prince and Princess
Pageant Saturday during Family Fest. The first place winners
are: 0-12 months Trinity Skye Miller, 13-23 months Sofia
Serrano, 2-4 years Giuliana Montemayor, 5-7 years Emily
Barbare, 8-10 years Marissa Annette Cannon, 12-14 years
Isabel Smith, 14 and up Katelyn Larke.
Shown left to right from top are: Emma Kate Lindley soaks
in her moment in the spotlight, Carrington Paisley Howard
hams it up as her mother assists her, Emily Barbare won the
5-7-year-old Princess division, Sofia Serrano leans forward
to accept her crown after winning the 13-23 month princess
division, Contestants Caroline Sommer (L) and Imani McIver
give judges one last look as they walk across the stage and
Miss Greater Greer Anna Brown and Miss Greater Greer Teen
Emma Kate Rhymer emcee the pageant.

Sister Hazel to release new album soon


BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER

Hundreds of people
wandered the streets in
downtown Greer to partake in the 31st annual
Pelham Medical Center
(PMC) Greer Family Fest
last weekend, including
members of the headlining band Sister Hazel.
Sister Hazels musical
career began in the southeast in the early 1990s
when similar bands like
Dave Matthews Band and
Hootie and the Blowfish
were gaining notoriety,
performing on college
campuses.
We started out at a time
in the southeast when
there was a real fertile
ground for original music
at clubs. Venues and college kids especially were
really supportive of people going out and playing
original, live music, said
Ken Block, lead vocalist
and acoustic guitar player
for Sister Hazel. It was a
really exciting time to be
part of things.
Going from a bunch
of a guys in a garage, to
a van and trailer, to platinum selling artists--Ill
tell you, I wouldnt trade
it for a minute, he said.
Were one of those bands,

that when most artists implode or explode, we stuck


it through some of those
times where you have to
figure out how to navigate
all those things that are
coming at you. Were very,
very close still.
Band members Block,
Jett Beres, harmony vocals
and bass, Andrew Copeland, vocals and rhythm
guitar, Ryan Newell, lead
and slide guitar, and
Mark Trojanowski, drums,
formed Sister Hazel 21
years ago in Gainesville,
Florida, releasing a selftitled album in 1994.
Our second CD we put
together was a record
called Somewhere More
Familiar and that had a
song on it called All For
You. That was number
one for seven weeks and
on the charts for about a
year and a half. It was the
most played song on the
radio in 1997, which really
opened a lot of doors for
us, Block said. Lucky for
us, people scratched below
the surface and realized
that there were a whole
lot of fun things that surrounded this band beside
just that one song.
Although they have
sold more than 2 million
albums and have albums

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Sister Hazel performed at Greer City Park on Saturday night at PMC Greer Family Fest.
that have earned Platinum
and Gold, All For You remains the bands most recognized song. Other chart
topping songs they produced include Happy,
Change Your Mind and
Champagne High.
If I had to hang my hat
on one song, itd probably
be a song called Champagne High, Block said.
Its kind of a song about
going to the wedding of

an ex, but at a deeper


level. Its about how your
life would be completely
different if youd taken a
left turn instead of a right
turn. And the production
of that song was very exciting because I was a big
fan of the Indigo Girls,
and Emily Saliers came in
an sang a really beautiful
harmony line with Drew
and I on the chorus in the
alto. To this day, I really

have an attachment to that


song.
Since its inception, the
band has released 10 studio albums, in addition
to acoustic albums, with
the most recent Heartland Highway released in
2010. According to Block,
the band isnt planning to
silence their instruments
quite yet.
We have a great time
with each other. Were still

writing prolifically. We
still evolve musically. We
still love getting on stage,
Block said. Were actually
mixing a brand new record
right now, and it should
be out in the next few
months. It doesnt have a
working title yet, but were
all really excited about
it. Its going to be nice to
start implementing some
of these new songs into
the set because I think
theyre going to great live
songs.
I think there are certain elements that people
always come to expect
from us. I mean, we like
to be storytellers. We like
big harmonies and slide
guitar and getting introspective and turning it up
and having a big time, so a
lot of those things are still
there. I think weve got a
little bit more from to our
roots, where theres a lot
more organic instrumentation, a bit more of our
southern self on this CD. It
just comes really naturally
to us. Its kind of how we
all grew up playing, on the
front porch, sitting around
bond fires and beaches,
he added.
For more information
about the band, visit sisterhazel.com.

OUR SCHOOLS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

SCHOOL
NEWS
GREENVILLE COUNTY

Ashley Ford and Shannon Shennan from Florence Chapel Middle were
also honored for meeting
all deadlines.

BYRNES SPRING PLANT


SALE CONTINUES

ROPER MOUNTAIN
SPACE DAY SATURDAY

Space Day is coming


Saturday, May 9, to Roper
Mountain Science Center.
The award-winning educational initiative seeks
to advance science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics education. It
also helps to inspire young
people to realize the vision
of our space pioneers.
Space Day 2015 celebration will take place from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. Featured guest
speaker will be former
NASA Astronaut Roger K.
Crouch, Ph.D at 10 a.m.,
11 a.m. and noon.

RHS STUDENTS COMPETE


IN BOAT RACE

Mr. Nicelys Honors


Physics class at Riverside
High competed in the 3rd
Annual Cardboard Boat
Race at the Middle Tyger
YMCA Pool in Duncan.
This year had the largest turn out of supporters,
exceeding 100 people, and
the first female champion,
Sophomore Karen Zhao.
Area students receive
golf tournament scholarships Greenville County
Schools
has
awarded
$36,000 in GCS Golf Tournament scholarships to
30 seniors at a luncheon
sponsored by Greenville
County Schools Foundation. Twenty-three recipients were chosen from
entries received from District employees children.
The remaining scholarship winners were selected from students applications across the school
system.
Local scholarship recipients are:
Blue Ridge
Shadda Corwin
Savannah Reeves
Eastside
Daniel Fox
Emily Galloway
Hannah Osborne
Greer
Rebecca Burgess
Kellyn Taylor
Greer Middle Charter
Hannah Smith
Riverside
Garrett Neel
The 19th annual Greenville County Schools Golf
Tournament was held last
fall at Pebble Creek Club
and raised about $36,000
for the scholarships.
Judges for this years
scholarship program were:
Tami Miller, LEAD Coordinator for the Greenville
Chamber; Mary Capers
Bledsoe, Executive Director of the SC YMCA Youth
in Government; and Rhonda Rawlings, News and
Community Affairs Director for Summit Media.
More than $436,000
has been awarded to high
school seniors in the 19year history of the GCS
Scholarship Program.

STUDENTS CAN ENTER


COOKING CONTEST

Greenville
County
Schools aspiring chefs ages
8 to 12 can enter a recipe
theyve cooked themselves in the #achieveeuphoria Kids in the Kitchen
Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown contest.
The contest encourages students to submit
their own healthy, affordable and delicious recipes
online at www.euphoriagreenville.com/kidsrecipe through May 29.
The winning recipe will be
added to the elementary
lunch menus next school
year.

DISTRICT FIVE

FOWLER, TAYLOR HONORED


WITH FRIEND OF FIVE

Two outstanding community members are being honored for their work
on behalf of District Five
schools and students.
Superintendent Dr. Scott
Turner presented Wanda
Fowler and Jennifer Taylor
with the Friend of Five
award at a monthly board
meeting Monday.
The award, first created
in 2008, is given to a community partner, either
business or individual,
who goes above and beyond to give their financial
resources, volunteer ef-

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Ms. Lacoyah Smith and Ms. Erin Sosebees Washington


Center classes are learning about the life cycle of a carrot
based on a Weekly Reader lesson. The classes planted
cut and uncut carrots to answer the question Does a
carrot grow roots if it is cut at the bottom and top?
Above: Washington Center student Kathryn Burkhardt
participates in a science project for observing the life cycle
of a carrot.
forts, or talents to District
Five schools.
Fowler, a former teacher,
opened the doors of Middle Tyger Community Center as its first executive director in 1998. Under her
vision and leadership, the
center grew from just two
programs to sixteen. Now
offering a broad range of
family services, from a
child development center to literacy classes and
counseling, Middle Tyger
helps hundreds of District
Five students and their
families throughout the
year. Upon Fowlers retirement in 2013, State Representative Rita Allison
awarded her the Order of
the Crescent, South Carolinas highest honor given
to a civilian whos had an
impact on a community or
region.
For the past four years,
Taylor has organized the
Feed The Future program, which provides
backpacks full of food
for needy students on the
weekend. She first started
the program in 2011, after
noticing the need at Reidville Elementary School,
where one of her daughters
was a student. Taylor built
the backpack program off
her own kitchen table, and
with money from her own
wallet. Today, shes partnered with churches and
groups across District Five
to support the initiative
in ten of the districts 12
schools. Each week, volunteers stuff over 500 backpacks full of food. Last
year alone, the program
was responsible for sending home more than 9,000
backpacks to help students and their families.

SIX TAPPED FOR SCHOLARS


ACADEMY IN DISTRICT FIVE

Several District Five


students will be getting a
jumpstart on their college
careers, after receiving exciting news this week.
The six students have
received invitations to attend the Scholars Academy at USC Upstate. The
Academy is a partnership
between the University
and all Spartanburg County schools that allows
students to take college
courses on the USC Upstate campus while still in
high school.
Students selected for the
prestigious program were:
D.R. Hill Middle
Ben Kilgore
Florence Chapel Middle
Kristen Adolf
Owen Cieluch
Caroline Emerson
Aurelia Fendley
Audrey Nguyen

SEVEN REBELS SELECTED


AT TEACHING FELLOWS

Theyre weeks away


from graduation, but seven members of the Class
of 2015 plan to return to
the classroom to give back
one day. The group of Byrnes High students have
been selected as Teaching
Fellows, granting them a
coveted scholarship only
given to less than 200 students statewide.
Selected to the program
were Mea Abrahams, Caitlyn Batson, Nicole Bridges,
Zane Bridwell, Gaby Jurado, Erika Kozub, and
Ridge Welch.
The program, first funded by the state General Assembly in 1999, is aimed
to recruit promising South

Carolina seniors, by providing them college scholarships, and having them


return to teach in state
schools.

REIDVILLE WINS READING


ALL STAR PROGRAM

For the second year in


a row, young readers at
Reidville Elementary have
scored the top spot in the
Greenville Drives Reading All Star program. The
annual program encourages students to read a
certain number of books
during a specific timeframe, and then rewards
them with admission to
a special Greenville Drive
game in their honor.
Of
all
Spartanburg
County schools, Reidville
had the largest percentage
of students who met the
challenge.
The school will be honored with a special award
later in May.

Students in the RATE


program at Byrnes High
have been hard at work
in the greenhouse getting
plants ready for their annual Spring Plant Sale.
The sale began this
week, and will run through
the end of May.
Teachers,
students,
parents and community
members are welcomed to
stop by room 201 at the
school any time and pick
out their favorite fern or
flower. Inventory has been
doubled due to last years
high demand.
Students will be available to assist with selection.

HIGHER EDUCATION

BEACHLER GRADUATES
FROM ASHLAND

Dakota Beachler, of
Greer, will receive a Bachelor of Science degree during Ashland University
commencement ceremonies on May 9.
Beachler is majoring in
criminal justice, and minoring in business management and philosophy.
He is the son of Renee
Beachler of Greer.
Beachler is a 2011 graduate of George Bush High
School.

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY


GRADUATES 700 FRIDAY

More than 700 students


will receive degrees at the
88th annual commencement of Bob Jones University Friday, May 8. The
two-hour program begins
at 2 p.m. in the Founders
Memorial Amphitorium.

THE GREER CITIZEN

In addition to the 531


students receiving bachelors degrees, 129 students will receive masters
degrees and 50 students
will receive associate degrees.
Twenty-three candidates
will receive earned doctoral degrees.
Dr. Sam Horn, Vice President of Ministerial Advancement at BJU, will be
the speaker at the University Baccalaureate Service
Thursday, May 7.
Since its founding in
1927, Bob Jones University
has conferred over 45,000
degrees.

STOA TO HOST SPEECH


AND DEBATE EVENT AT BJU

Stoa, a national speech


and debate organization
for Christian homeschooling families, will host a
National Invitational Tournament of Champions (NITOC) at Bob Jones University May 16-23. During the
week-long
competition,
over 650 students from
across the country will
contend for top spots in
three types of debate and
12 speech event categories.
For the Greenville event,
over 800 community judges are needed. Previous experience is not required as
training will be provided
before each competition
round. Volunteers interested in judging one or
more rounds may register
via the judge registration
link at www.stoausa.org.
Stoa began over six years
ago hosting a half dozen
tournaments a year in California and now has over 90
tournaments throughout
the nation. Students from
30 states, as well as from
Canada and Indonesia,
participate in the league.

LUNCH
MENU
GREENVILLE COUNTY
ELEMENTARY

MIDDLE/HIGH

Thursday: Chicken Caesar


Salad, Chicken Parmesan
Sandwich, Vegetable Quesadilla, Mixed Vegetables,
Steamed Broccoli, Fruit
Friday: Chef Salad, Meatball Sub, Pimento Cheese
Sandwich, Sweet Potato Bites,
Fresh Vegetables with Dip,
Assorted Fruit
Monday: Mandarin Chicken
Salad, Spicy Chicken Wrap,
Enchilada Pie, Roll, Whole
Grain, Sweet Potato Bites,
Steamed Corn, Assorted Fruit
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken
Salad, Teriyaki Chicken,
Sweet and Sour Chicken,
Brown Rice, Roll, Whole Grain,
Steamed Broccoli, Oriental
Vegetables, Assorted Fruit
Wednesday: Southwest
Chicken Salad, BBQ Pork
Sandwich, Baked Penne
Pasta, Breadstick, Garden
Salad, Steamed Carrots, Fruit

For the second year in


a row, students in Abner
Creek Academys honors
chorus earned a superior
rating at the Carowinds
Festival of Music. The
group is under the direction of music teacher Anna
Poole.
The students performed
at Carowinds in the Live
Action Theater on April
18, singing Hand Me
Down My Silver Trumpet
and The Duel.

REIDVILLE RECOGNIZES
SAFE CHOICES

Students at Reidville Elementary are making the


grade when it comes to
safety.
This nine weeks, students were challenged to
write an essay highlighting
their ideas to help keep Reidville safe. Officer Wooten, the schools resource
officer, selected three students with the best ideas,
and presented them with
his Safety Award.
Recipients Ben Wykel,
Annabelle King, and Ella
Kate Wadell received a certificate and were honored
in Reidvilles morning
show.

STUDENTS INDUCTED
INTO HONOR SOCIETY

A dozen Byrnes High


students were recently
inducted into the German
National Honor Society.
In a candle lighting ceremony, new members
recited the membership
pledge in German with
their teacher, while seniors received their honor
cords for graduation.
Students inductees were
Nigel Baynes, Katelyn
Jones, Luke Noone, Stevie Swain, Logan Brady,
Christian Carson, Timothy Clark, Taylor Gilchrist,
Hannah McDaniel, Hector
Ramos, Foster Morris and
Madison Workman.

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Steamed Broccoli, Assorted
Fruit
Monday: Meatball Sub,
Chicken Fajita Casserole, Vegetation Station, Southwestern
Chicken Soup, Lima Beans,
Assorted Fruit
Tuesday: Pizza, Cheese, BBQ
Pork Sandwich, Fruit and
Vegetable Bar
Wednesday: Baked Penne
Pasta, Roll, Whole Grain,
Turkey Sandwich, Lettuce &
Tomato, Vegetation Station,
Tomato Basil Soup, Vegetable
Medley, Assorted Fruit

ABNER CREEK STUDENTS


SUPERIOR AT FESTIVAL

The yearbook staffs at


D.R. Hill and Florence Chapel middle schools were
recently honored with
awards.
At a recent Jostens Yearbook Awards Banquet in
Greenville, Crystal Roe
of D.R. Hill was given the
First Year Advisor award,
along with an award for
meeting all deadlines successfully.

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ENTERTAINMENT
The Greer Citizen

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THE GREER CITIZEN

Bradley Cooper inAmerican


Sniper

COUCH THEATER

DVD previews
By Sam Struckhoff

NEW RELEASES FOR THE


WEEK OF MAY 18
PICKS OF THE WEEK

American Sniper (R)


Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) was the most lethal
sniper in American history, serving four tours in
Iraq and earning himself
the nickname Legend.
This Clint Eastwood project draws on Kyles autobiography to show how
war takes its toll, even on
those who seem untouchable. The larger political
context of the war is kept
to the margins, keeping
the focus tight on the
films protagonist.
Its a work of gut-wrenching fiction crafted from
an incredible true story.
The film has worked as a
political Rorschach test
drawing criticism from
both ends of the spectrum
for perceived propaganda.
As a story about a man
in an extraordinary situation, Eastwoods direction clenches tight around
the heart and hands over
a satisfying drama with
sledgehammer action sequences.
Leviathan (R) This
tragedy of modern-day
suffering paints a harsh
picture of life in Russia
and the institutions there.
Kolya is a struggling mechanic who lives on a bit
of coast in a remote, bluegray fishing village. The
mayor is an old-fashioned
bully who wants Kolyas
land, and he has a posse
of vodka-soaked cops who
have no problem pushing
around their countrymen.
Kolya calls in his friend
Dmitri, a lawyer from Moscow, to help him stand up
to the powers that be.
The human suffering
and melancholy are so
rich, that they could only
come from a Russian-made
film indicting corruption
in Russian institutions.
Leviathan kicked up
quite a bit of controversy
in the Motherland, where
officials are putting out
new policies to make sure
that there isnt fodder for
another film that hits this
hard.
Hot Tub Time Machine
2 (R) With a werebarely-even-trying kind of
attitude, the first Hot Tub
Time Machine produced
some easy laughs, as a
bunch of misfit dudes get
sent back to 1986, cycling
through crass, nostalgic
and random jokes. This
time around, the one-dimensional characters are
wearing thin, and now
theres a plot were supposed to somehow care
about. After starting over
in 1986, the guys use
their knowledge of future
trends, hits and gadgets
to make themselves rich.
Lou (Rob Corddry) gets
shot in the crotch, initiating a chase through time.
Instead of rapid-fire random jokes, we get a few
juvenile gags stretched to
capacity.
Girlhood In a bleak
housing block somewhere
in one of the unphotogenic corners of Paris, 16year-old Marieme (Karidja
Toure) struggles to get
through each day taking
care of her family and
nursing the wounds from
her heavy-handed abusive
older brother. Her grades
are so low that she decides to drop out, and to
her relief, she finds three
comrades who make her
feel alive and valuable.
Marieme gets deeper and
deeper into risky behavior,
and starts going by Vic.
Its a gripping and realistic drama, navigated by an
amazing non-actor in the
lead role.

TV RELEASES

Orange Is the New Black


Season 2
Call the Midwife: Season 4
Glee Season 6

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

Dylan brings old mystique,


new music to the Peace Center
BY SCOTT ROBINSON
AND WILLIAM BUCHHEIT

Rating: 8 out of 10

f you went to the Peace


Center April 26 to
see your fathers Bob
Dylan, you were in for a
surprise. Never resting
on his laurels, the icons
most recent tour favors
his more recent work over
his better-known 60s and
70s period.
The show began at 8:00
sharp, the stage set up
like some 1920s speakeasy with grand klieg
lights dimmed low to
discourage phone recording. Donning a white
hat with the brim pulled
down John Wesley Harding style, Dylan had the
mystique and gravitas of
father time himself. He
wore a long black Civil
War battle coat he might
have chosen specifically
for this Southern leg of
the tour.
Legendary guitarist
Charlie Sexton strummed
a few chords and the
band launched into the
2000 Oscar-winning song
Things Have Changed.
The singers voice was
clear, constant and fascinatingly prophetic.
Dylans songs are living,
evolving works, and as
times change, so do they.
I have seen him several
times since the 1980s

THINGS
TO DO
ARTIST GUILD GALLERY
HOSTS ART SALE

The Artists Guild Gallery


of Greenville will host an
art sale on Saturday, May
9, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and
Sunday, May 10, from 1-5
p.m.
The gallery is located at
200 North Main St., Greenville.

RIDES ROLIN FOR LIFE


AUTO & BIKE SHOW

Rides Rollin for Life


Auto & Bike Show will
be held May 16 on Trade
Street in downtown Greer.
Car check-in is from 3-4
p.m. and registration closes at 4:30 p.m. The show
car entrance is from Depot
Street. There is a $20 entry
fee with all proceeds benefiting The American Cancer Society.
There will be live entertainment by Pickett
Strait and Piedmont boys.
Awards will be announced
at 8:30 p.m.
For more information,
call 469-7433 or 3045937.

CHAPMAN CENTER OFFERS


SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Chapman Cultural Center will offer nearly 70 day


camps this summer for
students of all ages. They
will be able to paint, act,
dance, experiment, and
dig up history throughout the summer in camps
that last anywhere from a
single day to more than a
week, from a morning or
afternoon to all day.
The camps will be offered by Chapmans Partners: Spartanburg County
Historical
Association,
Spartanburg Art Museum,
Ballet Spartanburg, Spartanburg Youth Theatre,
and Spartanburg Science
Center. Details and registration information about
the camps can be found on
the Partners websites or
by telephone, all of which
are listed below.
A comprehensive listing
is on Chapmans website
at ChapmanCulturalCen-

CONCERT REVIEW

and he just keeps getting


better. When people
were writing love songs,
Bob was writing anti-love
songs, when others zig,
he zags. Not only has he
managed to remain a step
ahead of the game, he
possesses the rare ability
of inspiring the listener to
look inward from a new
angle.
The sold-out Greenville
show had a wonderful
flow, the set list telling
decades worth of stories
over a span of two hours.
The Minnesota icon
seemed relaxed below
the Mason Dixon line,
standing unencumbered
at the microphone and
even shuffling his feet a
little between verses. The
setlist was tailor-made
for Dylans voice, but also
spotlighted his spectacular harmonica play. The
newer songs were played
with such precision that
they sounded almost like
alternative studio outtakes of older hits.
She Belongs to Me set
the tone for the night.
When I was single, the
song (which Dylan wrote
in 1965) used to remind
me of my 1980s dream
girl. Now, it reminds me
of my newer dream girls
my daughter and my

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camps

COWPENS BATTLEFIELD
HOLDS SPRING EVENTS

Cowpens National Battlefield will hold several


special events through
June, all of which are free
and open to the public.
On May 30 and the weekend of June 6 and 7, visitors can enjoy 18th century military encampments
and firing demonstrations.
Visitors who attend both
events can compare and
contrast the difference
in Militia and Continental
soldiers of the period. The
SC Rangers will be available to talk about military
life in the 18th century and
will give weapons firing
demonstrations at 10:15
a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m.,
and 2:15 p.m. on Saturday,
May 30. The SC Rangers
portray the militia and
ranging units on the frontier of the south from the
1740s-1780s.
The following weekend,
June 6 and 7, participants
from the 1st Maryland
Southern Campaign reenacting unit, will present
a living history weekend
behind the Visitor Center.
These reenactors, who
portray Maryland Continental Soldiers during the
Southern Campaign of the
American Revolution, will
demonstrate how soldiers
lived in the 18th century
and will give weapons firing demonstrations at
10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m.,
1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on
both days.
These activities provide
outstanding occasions to
find our shared diversity
and make relevant the
history of a fledgling nation, stated Superintendent John Slaughter. As
the National Park Service
moves into the next century, Cowpens National
Battlefield looks forward
to sharing many more exciting opportunities for
our visitors to discover
their national park.
Cowpens National Battlefield is a unit of the
Southern Campaign of the
American Revolution Parks

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Bob Dylan
wife. That transformation is an example of how
the artist gets inside your
soul and redeems you.
Dylan took to the grand
piano for Duquesne
Whistle and added some
new verses to his legendary road anthem Tangled
Up in Blue. On the latter
tune, his sailing harmonica parts brought the
audience to a roar.
Throughout the show,
the band was crisp and
frenetic, a well-assembled
musical force. The most
talented of the group was
Sexton, widely considered
one of todays top guitarists. But Sexton knew

this was Dylans tour


and Dylans night, and
seemed content to stay in
the pocket as one of the
singers hired guns. His
solos were more pinpoint
than excessive, more efficient than flashy.
After a 20-minute
intermission, the band
returned with a beautiful, banjo-led account of
High Water (for Charlie
Patton). The next number, a brooding version
of the 1975 fan favorite
A Simple Twist of Fate
brought goose bumps to
my flesh thanks to the
changing cadence of the
artists voice.

Group within the National


Park Service. The group
mission is to protect, preserve, and interpret the
significance of the decisive battles where America
earned its freedom.
For more information
about activities at Cowpens National Battlefield,
call (864) 461-2828 or
visit the parks webpage at
nps.gov/cowp/. Follow us
on Twitter @CowpensNB.
Like us on Facebook at
facebook.com/CowpensNationalBattlefield.

GREER CULTURAL ARTS


2015 SCHEDULE

SCCT ANNOUNCES SPRING


KIDS NIGHT SCHEDULE

The
South
Carolina
Childrens Theatre offers
drama activities, a craft,
snack and movie time during Spring Kids Night on
Saturdays this spring, 6
p.m.-10.p.m.
for K3-5th
grade students.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 16 - Dragons & Princesses
In addition, SCCT will
offer a new Friday Kids
Night Out with Mia Phillips.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 8 (K4-6th) America Girls Night
To register, visit scchildrenstheatre.org.

GREER OPRY HOUSE HOSTS


MUSIC, LINE DANCING

Classic Country Band


with Ed Burrell at is at 8
p.m. each Saturday night
at the Greer Opry House.
Admission is $9. There
will be free line dancing
from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information,
call 801-1999.

STOMPING GROUNDS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Stomping Grounds Open


Mic Night is held the second Friday of each month
from 7-10 p.m. Dan and
Luanne are emcees for
the night. There will be a
sign up sheet prior to the
event for those wanting to
perform.
Visit stompinggroundsgreer.com for more information.

Country 60s Rock Beach


G
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P
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Greer Opry HOuse

No
Alcohol

107 Cannon st. Greer, sC 801-1999

No
Smoking

SatuRdayS 6 P.m.-11:30 P.m.

Classic Country Band


SatuRdayS 6:30-7:30 P.m.

Line Dancing
Call Peggy at 864-877-3902 for advance tickets.

Visit us at www.greeropryhouse.5u.com

Foot-stomping, hand-clapping music

B
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G
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a
S
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The remaining schedule


for 2015 includes:
June 2-30: Tall Tale
Tuesdays
June 12-July 24: Tunes
in the Park
Aug. 14-23: Camp Ark
Nov. 5: Thanksgiving Art
Show Reception
TBA: InTireNational Contest, and Needmore After
School Art Show

GREENVILLE TECH
EXHIBIT OPENS

First Edition opens with


Artisphere. First Edition
is a juried exhibition of
original prints created by
undergraduates currently
studying beginning printmaking in Southeastern
colleges. The prints represent many traditional
printmaking
methods,
such as linoleum cut,
woodcut, intaglio, screen
printing.
The images themselves
are contemporary, vibrant
and fresh. 18 students
and 27 prints were chosen
from a field of 34 students
submitting 74 prints. The
exhibition offers an entertaining and informative study of beginning
printmaking today. The
student entrants demonstrate promise for continued growth as thoughtful
artists rooted in the fine
craft of printmaking.
Andrew Blanchard, As-

The concerts final halfhour was a steady-rolling train of momentum,


highlighted by Early
Roman Kings, yet another selection from the
recent album Tempest,
and Spirit On the Water
from Modern Times.
The band encored with
a jazzy version of Dylans
seminal 60s protest song
Blowing in the Wind,
featuring Dylan on piano
and Don Herron on violin.
The last song of the
night was Stay With
Me, from Dylans latest
album, the Sinatra-inspired collection of covers
Shadows in the Night.
It was a fitting close, as
the artist seemed to enjoy
performing this one most
of all.
Bob Dylan remains a
perplexing ambassador
across multiple genres.
Even at age 73, the lone
ranger of rock continues
to reward audiences with
his seemingly endless
odyssey through life and
pop culture. So, next
time he comes to town,
leave your preconceived
notions at home and go
see this national treasure perform. And dont
you worry about Dylan
criticizing you and your
father with his old protest
songs. Hes too busy
and happy reinventing
himself.

sociate Professor of Printmaking and Photography at Converse College,


Spartanburg, SC served
as juror. Blanchards own
prints are in collections
through out the US and in
Europe and Asia. He was
designated by the Oxford
American in 2011 as a New
Superstar of Southern Art
and was shortlisted for
the 701 CCA Prize in Columbia, SC in 2014.
Blanchard remarks, In
this First Edition viewing, I tried to include a
balance of b/w and multicolor prints, as I was
quite pleased to see such
successful attempts at layering color, all the while
learning a new process. As
a professional artist and
a printmaking educator,
I remember these naive
times in my own printmaking - the nervousness,
as well as the excitement
of seeing a project come
to fruition He also invites us to Enjoy my selections, you print lovers,
and feel free to purchase
these fine examples of beginning printmaking, for
you never know who may
end up a major player in
the coming years!
For more information
call, (864) 271-0679 or
email,
fleming.markel@
gvltec.edu or visit gvltec.
edu/vpa/ and click on Riverworks.

FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

B9

Bad breath
may not be bad at all
DEAR DR. ROACH:
Could the cause of chronic
bad breath be due to having a tortuous esophagus?
Ive always had a horrible
taste in my mouth 10 to
20 minutes after eating
-- sometimes worse than
others, depending on what
Ive eaten. I was diagnosed
with GERD 10 years ago.
I tried eliminating certain
foods, had my tonsils removed in my late 20s and
have brought it up with
doctors a few times, to no
avail.
I have regular cleanings
every three months with
a dental hygienist, and
I floss regularly, gargle
and brush my teeth two
or three times a day. I do
not enjoy going to social
events or participating in
group activities. I am too
embarrassed to discuss
this with anyone, including my gastroenterologist,
who discovered this type
of esophagus during my
endoscopy. A TV doctor
said there are millions of
people out there who cant
find a cure for their bad
breath. Please help me! - S.H.
ANSWER: There are indeed millions of people
with bad breath, and many
of them are unaware of it.
On the other hand, millions of people who think
they have bad breath do
not, when examined objectively by professionals.
This is largely because it
is very difficult to judge
what our own breath
smells like. This is common enough that it has a
name: halitophobia.

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
Approximately 80 percent to 90 percent of bad
breath comes from the
oral cavity; the nasal passages, tonsils and sinuses
are the causes in nearly
all the others. Bad breath

A bad taste in your


mouth certainly can
come from having
GERD.
almost never arises from
the esophagus or stomach,
so I dont think your tortuous (a term meaning that
the esophagus is twisted
somewhat and doesnt go
straight down) esophagus
is the cause.
A bad taste in your
mouth certainly can come
from having GERD. Many
people think that the bad
taste means their breath
smells bad when, in fact,
it doesnt. I think you need
to have an evaluation by
an expert. Some ENT doctors have particular expertise in this area.
The booklet on heartburn explains GERD and
acid reflux. Readers can
obtain a copy by writing:
Dr. Roach -- No. 501W,
Box 536475, Orlando, FL
32853-6475. Enclose a
check or money order (no
cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6

Can. with the recipients


printed name and address.
Please allow four weeks
for delivery.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: Im
a 76-year-old woman who
enjoys a 6-ounce glass of
ruby-red grapefruit juice
every morning before my
breakfast of cereal, half
a banana and coffee. My
husband has been trying to
convince me that I should
stop having my morning
juice, as it is a real sugar
bomb. Is he correct in his
thinking? -- P.W.
ANSWER: A 6-ounce
glass of grapefruit juice
is a perfectly reasonable
serving size. Six ounces
would contain about 16
grams of sugar. Thats less
than half of whats in a
can of soda, and although
its a good chunk of your
daily sugar intake, if thats
where you want to have it,
thats fine. Your husband
should lighten up. I see
people drinking 64 ounces
of juice or soda. THOSE
are sugar bombs.
Dr. Roach regrets that
he is unable to answer individual letters, but will
incorporate them in the
column whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.
To view and order health
pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to
P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,
FL 32853-6475.
(c) 2015 North America Synd., Inc.

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Brooke accused Ridge


of spreading false rumors
for his own personal gain.
Maya and Oliver helped
Nicole work toward her
dream of becoming the
top model at Forrester Creations. Carter felt uncomfortable when Rick asked
him for some insight on
his engagement to Maya.
Ridge gave his opinion to
Eric about Ricks future
with the company. Liam
pressured Wyatt to hurry
up in finding out Nicoles
family secret. Nicole had a
change of heart about how
she felt Maya should proceed. Willing to give Maya
the benefit of the doubt,
Brooke asked to hear her
side of the story. Rick
angrily informed Ridge
that he needed to respect
his fiancee. The more she
spoke with Maya, the more
Brooke realized that Rick
was headed for heartbreak.
Wait to See: Bill shows his
dark side.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Nicole tried to get to the


bottom of Serenas secret,
sacrificing Daniels feelings in the process. Will
ignored the warnings and
began investigating Clyde
for the article. Adrienne
and Lucas gave in to their
feelings, not realizing that
Justin had just returned to
Salem. Hope confided in
Rafe about her conflicting

Bryan Dattilo stars as Lucas


on Days of Our Lives
feelings for Aiden. Paul
considered returning to
Salem and called Sonny
to see how he would feel
about that. Lucas received
an unexpected job offer.
Adrienne was stunned
to learn what Justin had
done with their son. Eve
and Cole conspired together. Daniel asked Jennifer to urge her son to be
honest with Paige. Nicole
and Xander grew closer,
but each had their own
agenda. Wait to See: John
and Marlena take a break
from fighting.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

The chemistry continued


to swirl around Jake and
Elizabeth. Hayden upped
her game while blackmailing Nikolas. Shawn
confronted Julian about
whether or not he was behind the recent assassination attempt. Jake made a
confession to Carly. Olivia

experienced early labor


pains. Sam was forced to
admit the truth. Having
no choice, Nikolas reluctantly gave in to Haydens
demands. Elizabeth seized
on an opportunity. Jordan
was unaware that her life
was in danger after she
and Shawn made love.
Sloane updated Anna on
his theory about the local
mob. Jake walked in to a
disturbing situation in the
garage. Wait to See: Alexis
has some tough questions
for Julian.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Avery encouraged Joe


not to give up on his rehabilitation. Billy punched
Adam after finding him
at the penthouse. Ashley
caught Stitch and Abby
sharing an intimate moment. Paul told Dylan that
he needed to prepare Sharon for spending her life
in prison. Summer and
Kyle got into a nasty argument. Later, Abby and Kyle
commiserated over their
respective
relationship
woes. Mariah was upset
that everyone cared more
about prosecuting Sharon
than catching the real killer. Sage tried to get Faith
to warm up to her. At the
Island Shack, Kelly asked
the real Jack to write her
a love letter. Neil noticed
some tension between Lily
and Cane. Wait to See: Fen
returns to Genoa City.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

(c) 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

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