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South Carolinas Premier Weekly


wednesday, june 10, 2015 

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 102 NO. 23 75 CENTS

Public input, research map the future of Taylors


By Amanda Irwin
Staff Writer

For More info

After two years of work


and several rounds of
public feedback, a preview
of the Taylors land-use
project has finally been
released.
Its enveloped in a very
generic future land-use
map, said Alex Reynolds, president of Taylors
Town Square Board of Di-

See the Community Plan


at
taylorstownsquare.com
rectors. What having a
specific community area
plan for Taylors does is
it goes in and gets much
more detailed and allows
us to guide development
in specific areas over the

long haul through the use


of different zoning and
things. Theyve been working toward this final draft
plan since about the summer of 2013.
Developed with public input and research by
Clemson University, the
project divides Taylors
into three general categories. The first is mixed-use
and is designated for commercial, residential and of-

has proposed about three


different focus areas-- one
being the intersection of
Mill Street and Main Street.
That will be a mixed-use
development there in the
long termThe other two
were more transit-oriented
development, he said
Although
the
landuse plan identifies areas
where certain zoning and
development are most
see Taylors | A6

This is us coming together and putting in


input on a plan that can help guide future
development...
Alex Reynolds

President, Taylors Square Board of Directors


fice zoning. The second is
residential and designated
as medium density. The

third is residential designated as low density.


Essentially, the county

Wellford elects
councilmember
as new mayor
Holcombe,
Gist voted
to council
By Amanda Irwin
Staff Writer
The City of Wellford
has a new mayor, and her
name is Patricia Watson.
Though results were
close, Wellford residents
voted not to reelect Mayor

Tommy Watson, who has


held the seat since 2011.
Patricia received 273 votes
while Tommy garnered
211 votes.
Replacing Patricia and
Courtney Cohen on council are Janice Gist, who
secured 290 votes, and
Glena Faye Holcombe, who
received 251 votes.
Patricia has served on
Wellford City Council since
1999, and before retiring,
she worked as a secretary
at the dialysis clinic for 13
years.
see Wellford | A6

Greer roads take


on construction
By Billy Cannada
Editor
Construction has begun
on a $4.4 million project designed to widen a
half-mile stretch of road
between Wade Hampton
Boulevard and the intersection of S.C. Highways
290 and 101.
The project, approved in
April of 2008, is expected
to create five lanes, bicycle accommodations and
new sidewalks. The South
Carolina Department of

Transportation (SCDOT)
expects construction to be
complete next spring.
Its a pretty normal
widening project, said
SCDOT project manager
Tommy Elrod. Well have
to maintain traffic while
the contractor is out there,
so there will be a lot of
orange barrels and cones
along the side of the road.
We will have to maintain
access (throughout).
The project stretches to
the historic Earle R. Taylor
see ROADS | A6

Mandy Ferguson | The Greer Citizen

Bill Mork, left to right, Kyle Fleming and Derek Aldrich compete in an on-the-spot rib eating contest at Mondays press
conference announcing the City of Greers seventh annual Freedom Blast. Mork came away with the victory.

Freedom Blast returns


By Billy Cannada
Editor
For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Greer
is hoping to combine patriotism, live entertainment
and a dazzling fireworks
display at Freedom Blast.
Set for June 27, the event
will again feature headliner 20 Ride, a Zac Brown
tribute band.
We were really encouraged to bring back our
headline group 20 Ride,
Driggers said. They were
extremely popular with
the crowd. People love
them and they were really

able to promote the theme


of this festival.
Since the inaugural Freedom Blast in 2009, city officials say the festival has
had the goal of honoring
servicemen and women.
That mission was not lost
on the members of 20
Ride.
Thats probably the
thing that we were most
impressed by, said 20
Ride lead singer and Zac
Brown lookalike Jeremy
Blalock. There are tons
of Fourth of July parties,
but we all tend to forget
the true meaning what
the sacrifices are. Its awe-

Involving our veterans and the DAV,


it has changed the complexion of the
event. Its not just a festival, its really a
celebration of these men and women.

Mayor Rick Danner

City of Greer

some. Greer Freedom Blast


has got to be one of the
best festivals weve ever
played.
The Military Tribute and
Veterans Walk, tradition-

ally held just before the


fireworks display, will be
moved to 8:35 p.m. this
year. Veterans who would
like to participate in this
see Blast | A6

Special Olympics flame


blazes through Greer
By Billy Cannada
Editor

Mandy Ferguson | The Greer Citizen

Natalie Dopp leads the charge as the Special Olympics torch makes its way through Greer
Friday afternoon. The games are set for July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles, California.

INDEX

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Classifieds
b4-5
Community Calendar/news a2
crime
a8
Entertainment C4
milestones C2
Obituaries A6
opinion
a4
Our Schools C3
Sports B1-4
Weather
a6

| Living Here

The Special Olympics


flame is a few miles closer
to its Los Angeles, California destination, thanks to
Natalie Dopp and her team
of local torchbearers.
Members of the community and the Greer Police Department watched
as the Olympic torch
passed through the heart
of downtown Greer Friday
afternoon, as part of the
Special Olympics Unified
Relay Across America.
The games will be held

| notable

Olympics, said Michael


Teem, executive director
of the Law Enforcement
Torch Run for Special
Olympics. This is the first
time weve done something like this, but it has
exceeded
expectations.
Athletes, family members,
corporate folks and members of the community
have come out to carry the
torch and be a part of this
great movement.
The relay will span 46
days. Friday was day 11 on
the journey from Athens,
Georgia.
see Torch | A6

Natalie Dopp
July 25-Aug. 2.
Were moving this torch
east to west for the Special

| Sports

Moonlight movies
returns Thursday

George Robert Bob


Crain, 72

Celebration

Taylors Mill
marks milestone

C1

Moonlight Movies, the City of Greers


summer film series, returns this Thursday to
the Greer Amphitheatre, showing Planes:
Fire and Rescue.
Moonlight Movies will run through July
30. Remaining films include: Big Hero 6,
The Box Trolls,Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Paddington.

To subscribe
to the
GreeR Citizen,
call us

Jackets build

Greer looks ahead


to new season

B1

today at
877-2076

A2

COMMUNITY

THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

COMMUNITY
NEWS

COMMUNITY
CALENDAR

GREENVILLE COUNTY
REC SEEKS INPUT

Calendar deadline is
noon on Tuesdays. All listings are subject to editing
and/or omission due to
space constraints. Please
submit information to
Amanda Irwin at 877-2076
or
airwin@greercitizen.
com or by mail to The
Greer Citizen P.O. Box 70
Greer, SC 29652.

Residents of the Greater


Greer area are invited to
have their voices heard
about the future of parks
and recreational services
in Greenville County and
its municipalities.
Clemson
Universitys
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is holding a series
of community meetings on
the countys behalf to assess parks and recreation
needs countywide.
A local meeting is
planned for 5:30 p.m. on
June 16 at Greer City Hall.
All attendees will receive a
free pass to any of Greenville Countys waterparks.
The independent study
being conducted by Clemson includes the public
meetings, phone surveys
and stakeholder focus
groups. Questions at the
meetings will focus on
the level of satisfaction
with current facilities and
programs and the level of
need for future facilities
and programs.
All data collected and
analyzed by Clemson will
be shared with the countys seven local recreation
providers and used as a
guide for the planning of
future recreation. Previous needs assessments
completed in 2001 and
2010 were viewed by recreation providers as great
resources and created a
desire for additional and
updated public input.

GCM NEEDS DRIED


BEANS, CANNED SOUPS

Greer Community Ministries is collecting canned


soup, one-pound bags of
dried beans and boxed gelatin for the Food Pantry.
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.

SHARONS CLOSET NEEDS


UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS

Greer Community Ministries Sharons Closet


needs new packs of underwear and socks in all

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Congressman Trey Gowdy spoke to Greater Greer Chamber


of Commerce members at the organizations First Friday
Luncheon on June 5.
sizes.
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.

MOW WEEKLY
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Meals on Wheels needs


volunteer orientation is
held every Thursday from
9:3011 a.m. at 15 Oregon
St., Greenville.
MOW is in need of regular on-call volunteers to
pick up and deliver meals
to homebound neighbors
throughout
Greenville
County.
Volunteers
pick
up
meals MondayFriday between 10 a.m.noon at
the MOW office at one of
the drop off points or at a
Corporate Route Partner
location, depending which
route the volunteer chooses. Deliveries take 11.5
hours.
Visit
mealsonwheelsgreenville.org or contact
MOW at 233-6565 or volunteer @ mowgvl.org.

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.

FURMAN ACCEPTING
SENIOR APPLICATIONS

The
Osher
Lifelong
Learning Institute at Furman is accepting applications for Senior Leaders
Greenville through July 1.
Senior Leaders Greenville
is a program designed for
adults 55 and up to build
awareness of the essential
role seniors play in the
community and the critical issues they face, empowering participants to
become active in fostering
better lives for seniors.
The cost for participating is $350, with 40 spots
available per year and
scholarships available.
Visit furman.edu/sites/
olli/pages/default.aspx
or contact director Nancy
Kennedy at 294-2998 or
nancykennedy2767@furman.edu.

TODAY, JUNE 10
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
MTCC TOUR HELD at the
MTCC, at 84 Groce Road,
Lyman, at 10 a.m. Interested
parties can tour the facility
and learn about programs
offered. Call 439-7760.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN Voters
of Greenville County meet at
1 p.m. at University Center,
McAlister Square, 225 S.
Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville. Visit the information
monitor at University Center
for the room number.

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. Call
Betsy McLeod at 270-1164
or email Patty Yoder at scupstatehooking@gmail.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
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.
FOOD PANTRY DEVOTIONAL 9:30 -10 a.m. at Calvary
Christian Fellowship, 2455
Locust Hill Road, Taylors. Limited supplies available. First
come, first serve basis.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14
THE NEVER ALONE Group
of Narcotics Anonymous
meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Greer
Recreational Center, 226
Oakland Ave.

MONDAY, JUNE 15
GRACE PLACE IN Greer will
have its mini-mall open from

10 a.m. - noon. 407 Ridgewood Drive. I.D. required.


BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER meet at 7:30 p.m.
at Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main
St., Greer. Call Richard at
384-8093.

TUESDAY, JUNE 16
THE NEVER ALONE group
candlelight meeting at 7:30
p.m. at the Greer Recreational
Center,226 Oakland Ave.
THE ROTARY CLUB of Greater Greer meet at 7:15 a.m.
at Krumms on a Plate, 3318
Brushy Creek Road. Guests
welcome. Call 630-3988.
GRACE PLACE in Greer
holds its clothing closet
from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Place,
407 Ridgewood Drive. I.D.
required.
THE GREER LIONS Club
meets at Laurendas Family
Restaurant, 300 South Line
St., at 6 p.m. Call Suzanne at
905-0394.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS and Auxiliary meet at
7 p.m., Ryans, 405 Lancaster
Ave. Call Jim at 380-2264.
THE SOAR LUNCHEON for
ages 50+ meet at 11 a.m. at
Greer City Hall, 301 E. Poinsett St. Bring a covered dish
and/or dessert. Call Lauren at
968-7001.

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The cost is $50 and includes a new bike, helmet
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news

wednesday, June 10, 2015

the greer citizen

Dave
says

American
nation building

Thinks hes
a dreamer

DR: It sounds like your


husband has a good heart,
but I think it would be a
huge mistake for you guys
to sell your home when he
hasnt proven that he can
sell anything he writes
or says. He wants to help
people, and thats a noble
cause. But being a motivational writer and speaker
can be an addictive thing.
For some folks, signing
books and being on stage
are almost a high; they
can make you feel alive.
But the whole idea can
draw you into the land
of financial stupidity if
youre not careful.
My advice would be
for him to keep his day
job, and work his tail off
nights and weekends to
try and make this dream
a reality. He could contact
local civic groups, and
offer his services as a
speaker for their meetings, too. In the process
he might sell a few books
from a table, and hed get
lots of valuable experience while building his
name.
It may take longer than
hed like, but thats a
much better idea than the
one he has now. It allows
him to work toward a goal
and not put his family in
financial danger. Then,
once hes making a nice
income on the side from
writing and speaking engagements, you guys can
look at the numbers and
see if its feasible for him
to dive in on a full-time
basis.

To the editor,

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

The Greer Community Master Plan could soon be more than just an idea. City officials are
already taking steps to initiate the first stage of the 15-year plan.

City will soon initiate


Community Master Plan
By Billy Cannada
Editor
The fruits of the Greer
Community Master Plan
could soon be evident in
local communities.
City officials, along with
consulting firm KimleyHorn and the Partnership
for Tomorrow, released
documents detailing the
15-year plan last week,
and Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers said
ground work is already
being done to execute the
first stage.
The city (has) appropriated $1 million to Wade
Hampton Boulevard lighting and gateway signage,
Driggers said. CPW is engineering the lighting improvements now and we
hope to see new lighting
installed within the next
year. We are also allocating
resources for streetscape
and roadway improvements for the downtown
Greer Station area within
the next two years. You
will see us concentrate on
the first five years of the
implementation first, and
then move through the
plan.
The plan mentioned several road improvements to

strategic corridors such


as Highway 14, South Buncombe, Highway 101 and
Highway 29, but priorities
have yet to be established,
Driggers said.
There has not yet been
a prioritization of road
improvement needs, he
said. We will work with
partners at SCDOT and
the Legislative Delegation
Transportation Committees to develop those priorities.
An Arts District could
also take shape near the
railroad tracks on Trade
Street in Greer Station.
Driggers said he expects
to see continued interest
in such a project.
The Arts District concept came out of the public meetings and there was
a great amount of interest
in it, he said. We will begin to have conversations
with the arts community
to see what the needs are
and how we may be able to
pursue this idea.
Improvements were also
suggested for the site of
the old Victor Mill, which
could serve as a recreational facility. The master plan says a facility at
Victor Mill should consolidate nearby parks such

as Stevens Field, Veterans


Park and Victor Park, offering a more significant
recreational anchor for
the city.
Short-term goals (from
2015-2020) for the plan
include the establishment
of an Arts District, while
long-term goals feature
items such as a new greenway trail along Dillard
Creek and connections on
Highway 101.
Our elected officials will
have to weigh the strength
and weaknesses of each
and every idea presented
through the plan if the
implementation requires
the use of public resources, Driggers said. Like
our original master plan
the new plan will have to
be flexible to timing and
availability of resources.
Our elected officials understand that listening to
the public about what opportunities we may have
now and in the future is
the right thing to do. Public services, public infrastructure and public facilities will be planned and
updated systematically by
continuing to get public
feedback.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Domestic violence law reformed

he South Carolina
General Assembly will
return on June 16 to
take up the budget report,
unfinished legislation that
came from the Senate, the
Capital Reserve Fund and
the Supplemental Bill that
the House passed.
The only road and
bridge money that is on
the table now is in the
Supplemental Bill from
the House. Proposal is to
send this money back to
the counties to be used
only on state roads--repairs and paving--a real
needed item left on the
legislative agenda.

Domestic Violence
Reform Signed into Law

The states murder rate


of women killed by men
sits at twice the national
average. Thats unacceptable. Both the House and
the Senate made Domestic
Violence Reform a priority
this year and yesterday
Gov. Haley signed Domestic Violence Reform
Act into law. The legislation giveslaw enforcement the necessary tools
to reverse this pattern
of abuse in our state.
Among many things, it
significantly enhances
penalties for those found
guilty of committing acts
of domestic violence and
paves the way for middle
school students to receive
instruction on how to
identify and respond to
domestic violence situations. Law enforcement
agencies should apprise
themselves of the new
law and how it can help in
Domestic Violence cases.

Legislative Scorecard

Pain-Capable Unborn
Child Protection Act
H.3114: House Republicans once again passed
the Pain-Capable Child
Protection Act. The legislation provides additional
statutory protections for
the unborn by shortening the amount of time

letter to the editor

dave
ramsey

Q: Were debt-free
including our home. My
husband is a man of faith,
but a bit of a dreamer.
He has written several
inspirational books that
havent sold, but he feels
this and public speaking
are his calling. He wants
us to sell the house, and
live on the proceeds for
a year, while he pursues
this dream. What do you
think of the idea?

a3

Your Voice
In Columbia
Representative
Rita Allison
a woman can abort her
child down to a 20-week
window. The legislation is
now in conference committee.
Police Body Cameras S.47: The House and
Senate agreed on compromise legislation this
week that would help law
enforcement agencies to
start using body cameras.
The bill directs the states
Law Enforcement Training
Council to create guidelines for all state and
local agencies to follow.
Twenty agencies already
use body cameras. Total
statewide cost for body
cameras is estimated to
be $22 million.
When money is there
for these cameras, municipalities and counties that
have purchased their own,
already, may be part of a
reimbursement plan.

Government
Transparency

Publicly Posting Agendas S.11: This week,


we sent the governor
legislation that tightens
the requirements on all
government bodies to
post a public meeting
agenda prior to engaging
in official business. This
measure sheds sunlight
on all government bodies
and gives the public a
better idea of what their
government is doing and
when theyre doing it. I
served on the conference
committee that reached
agreement between the
House and Senate versions.

In-State Tuition for


Military S.391

Gov. Haley will be at


USCA Monday afternoon

for the ceremonial signing


of this legislation that
grants in-state tuition
rates to active duty
military and their dependents. Currently, active
duty military personnel
who have been stationed
in South Carolina do not
receive in-state tuition
rates. This bill was championed by Aiken Sen. Tom
Young.

Major Bills Signed


into Law this Year...

Human Trafficking
S.196:This legislation
closes a loophole in
current law by allowing
prosecutors to engage
the grand jury system
for individuals who are
trafficking humans over
county lines.
SC State Resolution
H.3663:The House took
forceful and necessary
action to solve the wellpublicized troubles at
South Carolina State University. The House passed
legislation removing S.C.
State board members and
appointed interim board
members.
James B. Edwards
Civics Education Initiative S.437:Currently,
immigrants seeking U.S.
citizenship must take the
US Citizen Civics Test
containing 100 basic
questions about American
history and government.
A recent study found that
92 percent of immigrants
pass this test, while only
4 percent of American
high school students
could do so. This legislation requires the same
test to be administered
each year to high school
juniors in S.C. to ensure
they are armed with the
basic facts they need
to be the informed and
active citizens that our
state and nation needs.
This however does not
carry a grade that will be
counted, nor will it have
a cost factor. The test is
administered free online.

While its too early to


tally the final scorecard
on this years session, it
is clear the House of Representatives has achieved
most of its major legislative goals. But legislation
doesnt become law until
it clears both chambers
and is signed by the governor. Below is a list of
major bills passed by the
House and stuck in the
Senate.

South Carolinas senior


senator, Lindsay Graham
has interpreted only 56
percent of his partys
vote in the last election
as a mandate to run for
president. Graham never
misses an opportunity
to zealously advocate an
American foreign policy
that imposes Americanstyle democracy on
countries, many of which
still live contentedly in
the 12th century and
care little for American
interventionalism and the
death of American boys
for democracy. Senator Graham has learned
nothing from our failed
nation building in
Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan,
Libya, Somalia, Yemen,
and Egypt.
Certainly, this wrongheaded policy is bipartisan, embodied by the U.S.
governments support
of the Free Syrian Army,
champions of democracy enthusiastically
embraced by Hillary Clinton, Lindsay Graham and
every Republican presidential candidate except
Rand Paul.
This year I visited

Beirut, Lebanon, and


picked up a local newspaper whose front-page
photograph showed
Rebel Jihadists, members of the US-backed
Free Syrian Army and
Al-Nusra, the notoriously
brutal Al-Qaeda affiliate,
embracing following their
collaborative capture of
a town in Northern Syria,
supported by US training
and weapons.
The Syrian government
has not instigated any
terrorist attacks on the
United States. Al-Qaeda,
not the government of
Bashar-Al-Assad, destroyed the World Trade
Center in New York on
September 11th. Currently, the Syrian government
kills more jihadists in a
month than US air strikes
do in a year.
Through American
interventionism, the
vicious war in Syria will
only worsen; thousands
of Christians will die at
the hands of U.S.-backed
terrorists under the BushClinton-Graham-Rubio
brand of American nation building.
Richard T Hines
Mayesville

Franseen joins
Greer State Bank
Greer State Bank Mortgage welcomes Brad Franseen as Assistant Vice
President,
Mortgage
Loan Officer.
Franseen
brings more
t h a n 1 4
years of experience in
the
mort- Franseen
gage industry
and will serve
in the Taylors Branch. He
will be responsible for
developing relationships
with customers, realtors,
builders and other sources
for the origination of resi-

dential mortgages loans.


With over 14 years of
mortgage lending experience in the Upstate, Brad
not only is an excellent
addition to our growing
team, but also an asset to
our community, said Tim
Strom, mortgage director
for the bank.
Having lived in Greenville for 20 years, Franseen served as treasurer
of a Home Owners Association for four years. He,
along with his wife, Marcella, and their three children are actively involved
at North Hills Community
Church.

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Pain Behind
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Electric Shocks?
Pain & Numbness?
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Opinion
The Greer Citizen

A4 the greer citizen 

wednesday, June 10, 2015

Will it ever be over?

ur internet has been out. For days,


weeks, months. A good day is when
it drops, oh, maybe 20 to 30 times.
And while I loathe to use my column as
a way to shame any provider or name
them, publicly, sometimes I feel that
when we complain, Paul and I are just
whistling in the wind.
As the seasons passed by crews have
surmised it was our modem (replaced)
our equipment (nope), then a faulty
cable which we were assured would
be replaced the following day (no one
showed).
Paul called, rather testily (Dutch guys
get really annoyed when theyve tried
multiple times in vain to order their
favorite imported cheese on-line), only
to be told that the work order had been
pushed to sometime in June.
Then Paul got really testy and said that
was utterly unacceptable and the crew
showed up four days later, on Sunday,
to dig. They were extremely pleasant,
apologetic, not to mention hard working.
And we still havent got internet.
Use Charter! friends on facebook

Im Just
Saying
Pam sTone
implored.
Whatever you do, dont use Charter!
others screamed (seriously, in capital
letters).
Why not Verizon? Why not Hughes
Net?
Verizon? Hughes Net? Theyre the
worst!
Use your personal hot spot!
Thats what you get for living out in
the boonies.
Typing furiously (on hot spot but using sparingly as Id rather not take out a
second mortgage to pay for it) I tried to
explain to these unhelpful suggestions
that living in the boonies has absolutely
nothing to do with it and there simply
is no other provider available, we use

a tremendous amount of data as we


work from home, but finally, another
facebook friend came to my rescue with
the most succinct explanation yet and I
defer to him:
Theres so much more to this story.
From our state legislature selling of 80%
of our bandwidth to private corporations
to those corporations setting themselves
up as monopolies and refusing to invest
in fiber optics to a complacent public
accepting the status quo. People just
arent aware of the situation or how far
behind the rest of the civilized world we
are. IMHO its not just inconvenient, its
criminal.
Tom pretty much said it all, but if
theres one thing Im not, its complacent. Im impatient as hell, especially as
we have been paying out the nose for
service not received and we wait, and we
wait and honestly, Im beginning to feel
that same wave of hopeless despair that
Walter Cronkite reported every night on
his newscast from 1979 to 1981...
Good evening. It is now day 383 for
Americans held during the Iranian hos-

Sometimes I feel that when we


complain, Paul and I are just
whistling in the wind.
tage crisis...
Will it ever be over?
As I tried to write this column, I
turned off hotspot and tried my
internet. It promptly dropped. One of
my editors sent an email asking politely
when Id be sending my column as I was
past deadline.
Im typing as fast as I can and I pray
when I hit send, itll actually make it to
them. If not, perhaps Ill just print it out,
fold it into an airplane and toss it out
the front door.
Because certainly the windll stream it
there.

the Upper room

Curiously
Amanda

Outdoor gifts
from God

Amanda irwin
Staff reporter

Artsy
awesomeness

Read Psalm 19: 1-6

he heavens declare the


glory of God; the skies
proclaim the work of his
hands. Psalm 19:1 (NIV)

My husband and I were towing a small boat containing


three stranded fellow fishermen back to land. A short time
into the trip, I looked up and
was amazed to see overhead a
multitude of beautiful orange
and black butterflies in migration flight lines that paralleled
our route. For over an hour my

That conversation made


me wonder if I too am
sometimes so consumed
by a problem that I dont
notice a nearby, lovely
blessing from God.
husband and I marveled at the
delightful creatures gently fluttering toward an unseen winter
home.
When we reached land and
could talk with the people in
the other boat, we exclaimed
our joy of being directly under
the butterflies the whole trip.
The men looked puzzled. They
said they had been so focused
on their boat that they had
never looked up.
That conversation made me
wonder if I too am sometimes
so consumed by a problem that
I dont notice a nearby, lovely
blessing from God. As a result,
when my soul is troubled, I
have learned to pause, to take
a wider view, and to appreciate
the natural beauty God has created for us.
Prayer: Dear God, when we
are distressed, remind us to
look beyond ourselves and find
comfort in the wonders of your
creation. Amen.
Thought for the day: Where
do I see Gods handiwork
today?

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guest editorial

Domestic violence bill


will help South Carolina
The legislature is not going to stop men from
injuring and killing their wives and ex-wives
and girlfriends or women from injuring and
killing their husbands, ex-husbands and boyfriends. Domestic violence is in our DNA and
probably more concentrated in the DNA of
South Carolinians than most Americans, just as
violence in general is more prevalent here than
in much of the nation.
What the Legislature can do is create smarter sentences that can prevent the next attack.
It can create education programs that slowly
change how we look at crime between intimate
partners much like education and tougher
laws changed how we look at smoking and driving under the influence and a lot of other pathologies that used to be accepted as normal, or
at least none of our business.
Thats why were so encouraged by the bill the
Legislature passed last week to create tougher
and smarter penalties for domestic violence and
to educate children about what is and isnt appropriate in interpersonal relationships. Were
encouraged that rather than sticking to one approach or the other, lawmakers combined the
two approaches. Lives will be saved as a result
of this legislation, which awaits what we have
every reason to believe will be Gov. Nikki Haleys signature.
Were also encouraged that the Legislature
managed to accomplish something important
during this incredibly disappointing session,
because it looked for a while like it wasnt going to. Beyond addressing a significant problem
in our state, this legislation also serves as a reminder that the House can come together, and
the Senate can come together, and the House
and the Senate can come together, sometimes
when you least expect it, and pass legislation
that is important to our state.
With just three days remaining in this years
regular session, there are plenty of opportunities for that to happen again. And as unlikely as
it might seem, thats what the Legislature needs

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to do. Thats what the public has every right to


expect, and every duty to demand.
Its not too late for the Senate to join the House
in reforming how road decisions are made and
creating a steady source of funding to repair
and improve our roads without crippling the
rest of state government. Although most of the
blame goes to our anemic highway safety laws,
the poor condition of our roads contributes to
our high highway death rates.
Its unlikely, but its not too late for the Senate to pass some of the ethics reforms that the
House already has passed. Even if its only requiring legislators to tell us where they get their
income though theres no reason it shouldnt
also include requiring special interests to tell
us when theyre spending money to skew our
elections, and letting an independent body investigate legislators compliance with the ethics
law.
And theres plenty of time to require local
governments to provide an agenda for every
meeting and require police to wear body cameras; the House and Senate both have passed
bills on these topics, and negotiators need to
work through differences. Theres a common
thread here that negotiators need to keep in
mind: Government works best, and the public
best trusts the government, when it allows maximum public scrutiny.
Of course, theres lots of work to be done on
next years state budget, and some of that will
have to be done this week, since state economists have just given lawmakers the green
light to spend $300 million more than they had
expected. But that debate, along with debate
on meeting agendas and police cameras, can
spill over into an extended session later in the
month. The same will not be true of the roads
or ethics debates, unless the Senate acts this
week. Which it needs to do.
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f you havent visited Taylors


Mill, I highly advise it.
The facility has only been
updated and altered enough
to bring it up to code. The
creaky, wide-plank wooden
floors remain intact with the
exception of the occasional
newer replacement board; the
broken, tarnished multi-pane
original windows let in an
abundance of light through
the otherwise dark and colorvacant building thats filled
with maze-like walkways that
bring you to one artists studio
to next.
Last weekend I was tasked
with covering the Making
Then & Making Now at Taylors
Mill, and it was unexpectedly
enjoyable. The event was filled
with various kinds of artistry
ranging from the oddly and
fascinatingly unusual to amazingly talented.
As I got lost wandering
through the building, I came
across studios of photographers, potters, graphic designers, a letterpress printer,
painters and antique shops,
which isnt surprising considering there are more than 30
studios/shops housed in the
revitalized mill.
After talking with various
artists though, the aspect of
the mill that I found most
intriguing was the seamless
manner in which the artistry
and the building itself seemed
to reflect both the old and the
new, meshing together longstanding craftsmanship with
new and evolving technologies
and practices.
What was equally as inspiring as the old building that
found new life while maintaining its true character, was the
dynamic among artists from
all different artistic disciplines
and varying degrees of experience. One potter I spoke with
talked about how the mill
allowed him to mentor other
artists, but the relationships
are dual in that the artists
exchange goods and services
in a barter-type fashion.
I encourage anyone who
hasnt taken the time to visit
the mill especially any artists looking for inspiration or
individuals who appreciate
historical preservation for
exposure to out-of-the-box
environments such as Taylors
Mill.

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Religion
The Greer Citizen

wednesday, june 10, 2015

the greer citizen

A5

Baptist association moves into new facility


Serves
86 area
churches
By Katie Cruice Smith
For The Greer Citizen
In the last week, Three
Rivers Baptist Association
has been making its final
move into a new facility
at 4305 Locust Hill Rd. in
Greer merging the North
Greenville Baptist Association with the Greer Baptist
Association.
The North Greenville
Association
needed
a
new missions center and
had this land donated to
them, said Tom Capps,
missions ministries director. Back in 2012, Randy
[Bradley, the Director of
Missions] realized that this
site is centrally located between the North Greenville
Association and the Greer
Baptist Association.
In addition to these re-

Mandy Ferguson | The Greer Citizen

Three Rivers Baptist Association ministers to 86 churches.


sources, over $30,000
was saved in the costs of
labor thanks to the many
volunteers from the associations churches, and
$20,000 was saved in
HVAC services thanks to
another volunteer.
With the merger of the
two associations, Three
Rivers now ministers to 86
churches in Berea, Taylors,
Blue Ridge, Marietta, Travelers Rest, Greer, Lyman,

Duncan, and Greenville.


There are currently four
associations,
including
Three Rivers, that work
closely together to meet
the needs of the churches
in their area.
We want to encourage churches to network
with other churches in
their geographical area,
said Capps. One exciting thing for us is that
we have four associations

Mandy Ferguson | The Greer Citizen

The new Three Rivers Baptist Association building is located at 4305 Locust Hill Rd.
working closely together,
respecting each other with
a cooperative, collaborative spirit.
Currently, Three Rivers has been given a 90day temporary certificate
of occupancy. The only
thing that stands in their
way is that 70 percent of
the property must be cov-

Church
News

Vacation Bible School


at Milford Church

Milford Baptist Church


will host a Vacation Bible
School titled Journey Off
the Map! from June 15-19
from 6:15-8:30 p.m.
There will be classes
for all ages and adults.
Milford Baptist Church is
located at 1282 Milford
Church Road, Greer. For
more information, visit
milfordbaptistgreer.org.

Abner Creek Baptist


presents Drama Camp

Abner Creek Baptist


Church will host a kids
summer Drama Camp August 37 from 8:30 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. daily.
The cost of camp is $25
per child up to a $65 family maximum. All children
ages 5-12 are welcome.
Participants will learn
the musical, Splash Kingdom: A Lifesaving Musical
for Kids. Each day of camp,
children will experience a
fun-filled schedule of activities including crafts,
snacks, playtime, musical
rehearsals and more. The
childrens drama performance of Splash Kingdom will be held Sunday,

the Enoree, and the Tyger


which all converge to
form the Congaree River.
Each river serves well,
but they come together to
form a larger river, said
Capps. Our association
would not exist without
our churches.

Summer Meals
on Wheels
drivers needed

Northwood hosts
Circus theme VBS

Northwood
Baptist
Church will host a Vacation Bible School titled
Under Gods Big Top: The
Greatest Vacation Bible
School on Earth June 1417.
The event kicks off Sunday with free rides, food,
music and registration
from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday night
VBS for toddlers-15 year
olds will be held from 6-8
p.m.
For more information,
call Sharon McFeely at 8957599 or Northwood Baptist Church at 877-5417.
The church is located at
888 Ansel School Road in
Greer.

ered in grass. So until


the grass grows, the association will not be granted
their permanent C.O. The
association then plans to
have a grand opening for
the public.
Three Rivers Baptist Association received its name
from the three rivers surrounding it the Saluda,

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

Fellowship Presbyterian Church will build a new sanctuary at 1105 old spartanburg.
Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
August 9, at 6 p.m. in the
worship center.
To register your child for
Drama Camp visit abnercreekbaptist.com and pay
online. Camp is expected
to fill up fast.
Drama Camp will be held
on the church campus at
2461 Abner Creek Rd in
Greer, 877-6604.

Apalache Baptist
Golden Hearts events

On June 15 the seniors at


Apalache Baptist Church
are planning a one-day
trip to Mayberry, North
Carolina beginning with
breakfast at Bojangles.
June 25 at 6 p.m. the
Golden Hearts are going
to Lake Bowen Fish Camp
for the evening meal.

Abner Creek Baptist


VBS is June 21-25

Join Abner Creek Baptist


Church for Lifeways Journey Off The Map!, June
21-25 from 6:30 p.m.-8:45
p.m.
Children ages 4 through
sixth grade will journey
into uncharted territory
where they will begin to
understand that obedience to God can lead them
beyond the expected. A
light meal will be served
nightly.

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

New Hope Baptist Church recently broke ground on a


new facility, located at 1290 Valentine Lane in Greer. Visit
newhopegreer.org for more information on the church.
Vacation Bible School
will be held on the church
campus at 2461 Abner
Creek Rd in Greer.
Register online at abnercreekbaptist.com.

Grace UMC hosts


community fun day

Grace United Methodist


Church, 627 Taylor Road,
Greer, will host a Mountains of Fun community
fun day on Saturday, June
13, from 10 a.m.-noon.
There will be inflatables,
games, sports, snacks and
more--all free. Come and
get a sneak peek at Everest Vacation Bible School,
where we Conquer Challenges with Gods Mighty
Power.
For more information,
visit gracegreer.org.

Blue Ridge Baptist


VBS is June 9-12

Blue
Ridge
Baptist
Church will host a free
Kids Bible Club at 3950
Pennington Road June 912 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday.
The event will feature
Bible stories, fun, games,
making new friends, food
and crafts. Register at

Photo | Submitted

Riverside High teacher Susan Mayberry, right, presents a


check to Greer Community Ministries Executive Director
Cindy Simpler at her retirement ceremony at the school.
Mayberry has been a longtime supporter of the ministry.

Blueridgebc.org. Ages 5
through 12 are preferred.

Lifesong benefitting
MTCC Pound the Pantry

During the whole month


of June, LifeSong Church
is partnering with D5 Family Ministries at the Middle
Tyger Community Center
to Pound the Pantry.
The goal is to collect
12,000 pounds of nonperishable foods to help
provide meals for hungry
families in our community.
Next time youre out
grocery shopping, pick up
a few of these items and
bring with you to church:
low-sodium canned vegetables (carrots, green
beans, collards, spinach,
yams, kidney beans, etc),
fruits canned in natural
juice (pineapple, peaches,
pears), proteins (canned
chicken in water, canned
tuna / salmon in water,
peanut butter), whole
grains (brown rice, oatmeal, grits, cream of
wheat), dairy (powdered
or UHT milk) and snacks
(dried fruits, sodium free
nuts or peanuts).

Greer Community Ministries (GCM) Meals on


Wheels program has a
need for summer volunteer drivers. School
groups that participate
during the school year are
unable to complete routes
and vacations take regular
volunteers out of the rotation during the summer
months.
Most of us take vacations during the summer
but that is not the case
for our homebound and
elderly clients, said Wendy Campbell, Meals on
Wheels coordinator. They
depend on volunteer drivers to bring smiling faces
and nutritious meals all
year long.
Routes are open on the
in Taylors (Highway 290)
and Greer (Highway 14) as
well as at Victoria Arms,
Berkshire, and Snow Street
apartments. Routes take
about one hour and meals
are available for pick up
at the ministry between

Most of us take
vacations during
the summer but
that is not the case
for our homebound
and elderly clients.

Wendy Campbell

Meals on Wheels coordinator

10 and 11 a.m. All meals


should be delivered by 1
p.m. Volunteers must provide own transportation.
GCM delivers a warm,
nutritious meal to an average of 335 clients Monday
through Friday. Meals are
prepared and packaged on
site. Volunteers are needed to cover 21 routes that
span the Blue Ridge area
to Abner Creek.
To volunteer, please call
Campbell, 879-2254.

Worship Leader
Needed
for ChurCh iN Greer
Part-time Worship Leader who plays
piano needed for church in Greer.
Pay negotiable.
If interested, call Pastor at

864-423-0104

OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

A6 THE GREER CITIZEN

George Robert Bob Crain


Bob Crain passed away
peacefully at his home
on June 6, 2015. Born in
Greer on August 6, 1942,
Bob was the only child of
Mamie Sara Gay Crain and
the late George Andrew
Crain.
He
graduated
from
Greer High School in 1960.
He earned a BA from USC
in 1965. An avid Gamecock football fan, Bob
had the same seats at William Brice Stadium for 40
years. He received his MEd
from Clemson in 1971.
Bob began his teaching
career in Pickens County
and later taught briefly
at Greer High School. He
was selected in 1973 to
be a history and French
teacher at a new school in
Greenville County, Riverside High. He was a valued
member of the energetic,
dedicated, and creative
faculty who selected the
schools mascot and alma
mater.
Bob thrived and grew
as a young professional.
His love for history and
his dedication to students
and teaching cemented his
emerging reputation as a
legend. As an AP US Histo-

ry teacher, he challenged
and inspired students to
study diligently. Students
feared his class, but they
loved the teacher. He loved
all his classes and encouraged and motivated his
students to develop a love
for history, good study
skills, and confidence in
themselves as emerging
adults.
During his recent illness, he enjoyed reading
the loving and appreciative comments former students wrote on his Facebook page. He was a gifted
teacher who touched many
lives and had a positive
impact on so many young
people.
Teachers remember Bob
as a gracious and friendly
Southern gentleman who
never left school on a Friday without wishing everyone he saw a Happy
Weekend. Teachers selected him RHS Teacher of
the Year in 1981, and he
remained the Social Studies Department Chair for
several decades until his
retirement in 2004.
RHS established the
Bob Crain Award for Excellence in Social Studies,
which NHS will now fund
annually as a scholarship
award. Before his recent
illness, Bob was a beloved
substitute teacher at RHS
and Bonds Career Center.
Bobs love and concern
for people also radiated
in his relationships with
many friends. He was a
consummate host at many
joyful parties at his beautifully-appointed
home,
especially during the holidays when he meticulously
decorated Christmas trees
in every room.

His compassion and


loyalty to friends was always present in his visits to hospitals to cheer
them, in his phone calls
to encourage them, and
in his attendance at their
family members funerals
to comfort them. They, in
turn, have been an enormous comfort to Bob in
his final days.
Bob left this world knowing how very loved he was
with his beloved and devoted godson Sean Mcleod
at his side. Sean has been
a most capable caregiver
since Bob returned home
from the hospital and is
most appreciative of the
assistance Open Arms
Hospice has provided.
Bob is survived by his
mother, Sara Crain; his
godson, Sean Mcleod; his
cousins, Ann Gay; Jean Gay
Hodgens (Neil); Jimmy Gay
(Mary); Buck Gay (Loretta);
Debbie Crain Turnage (Alfred); Richard Crain (Joan)
and their families.
Bob was a faithful communicant at St. Andrews
Episcopal Church where
he served as lector, usher
and greeter. His Requiem
Mass will be celebrated
there on Saturday, June
13, at 2 p.m. A reception
will follow in the parish
hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
St. Andrews Episcopal
Church, 1002 S. Main St.,
Greenville, SC 29601 or
to Greenville Animal Care,
328 Furman Hall Rd.,
Greenville, SC 29609.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.thewoodmortuary.com

She said in a previous


interview that, upon election, she would provide
residents with a better
government, more communication, have dirt
roads paved, provide sewer services to residents
who dont current have it
and place more emphasis
on town beautification.
Patricia was unable to be
reached for further comment by press time.
Tommy Watson said he
was disappointed.
Yes it was (surprising),
he said. The voter turnout
was one thing that really
disappointed me. We had
a high number of absentee ballots, which thats
always problematic. But,
sometimes thats a thing
you have to deal with in
politics.
Looking toward a new
chapter, the current mayor said he is concerned for
his staff.
I appreciate everybody
that came out and supported me. I certainly wish
them well for the next

ROADS:
Projects
underway
FROM PAGE ONE

House and Peach Packing


Shed.
Thats a historic building so were having to
widen the road to the opposite side. The road is
already very close to the
building, Elrod said.
The
Department
of
Transportation will also
soon be making improvements to the intersection
of Highway 290 (Locust
Hill Road) and Highway
253
(Mountain
View
Road).
That project, which has
an estimated cost of $2.8
million, will add turning
lanes and additional traffic signals. Construction is
slated to begin in the fall.
Were opening bids on
that project in the Sandy Flat community this
week, Elrod said. Were
just trying to relocate a
short portion of Mountain
View Road where it will intersect Locust Hill closer
to 90 degrees.
More information can be
found at scdot.org.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

I dont know (if


Ill run again). Its
going to take me
a little time to sit
back and evaluate
things.
Tommy Watson

Current Wellford mayor

four years, he said. Im


concerned about my staff.
Im sure some of them will
not be staying there, so
Im hoping that they all
land real well. Thats my
biggest concern right now
is for the folks that work
for me.
I dont think the incoming administration will
keep current staff that I
have there now, he said.
Of course, thats my
feeling and thats whats
been indicated, but well
see. Well see if they continue with the employees
or if they change them or

go a different direction.
Theres always a concern
when theres a change in
administration, whos going to stay, whos going to
go.
During his tenure as
mayor, Tommy Watson
established track pickup
for residents, had roads
patched and some work
on the sewer system, in
addition to taking on assuming city-owned area
maintenance duties himself. He does not intend
to continue dedicating as
much time serving the city
and likely will not run for
mayor again.
Probably still somewhat
involved, but not to the extent that I have been, he
said. I dont know (if Ill
run again). Its going to
take me a little time to sit
back and evaluate things.
Certainly its a disappointment. Weve accomplished
a lot in the last four years.
I feel like weve done a lot
for the city and well see
what happens in the next
four years.
airwin@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

TAYLORS: Final meeting


for public input in the fall
FROM PAGE ONE

appropriate, current residents and business owners shouldnt expect it to


restrict their property, as
it would only impact future development.
This isnt the government coming in and telling people what to do,
Reynolds said. This is us
coming together and putting in input on a plan that
can help guide future development, not necessarily dictate whats going to
happen right now.
Expectations, of course,
are always the key thing,
he said. So when were
talking about this community area plan, were talking about the 20-30 year
timeframe. Were not talking changes that are going
to pop up over night.
Its not like theyre going to go to a property
owner thats there and
say, hey you can only use
this zoning. As we move
forward, and a developer
wants to do something in
those areas and rezone
it, the county can come
back and say hey did you
know that weve worked
on this plan and done a lot
of research on this, and if
youre thinking about de-

Weekend Outlook

Warm, drier weekend weather

After a warm and humid we will see drier


weather for the weekend. Partly to mostly
sunny skies will stay with us for the remainder
of the week as temperatures climb to the low
90s with low chances for afternoon rain and
thunderstorms. Highs on Saturday and Sunday
will climb to the low 90s with overnight lows
in the low 70s. Have a great weekend!

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Where: Greer City Park
Date: Thursday, June 11
6-10 p.m.

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BLAST: Returns to City Park on June 27


FROM PAGE ONE

WELLFORD: Will soon have new mayor


FROM PAGE ONE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

So when were
talking about this
community area
plan, were talking
about the 20-30
year timeframe.
Were not talking
changes that are
going to pop up
over night.
Alex Reynolds

President,
Taylors Square Board of Directors
velopment, this is the type
of development we think
would go best in one of
these areas, he said.
A draft of the plan was
presented during the June
2 Greenville County Planning Commission meeting, however, a final meeting for public input will
be held in the fall. The
Greenville County Planning Commission and
Greenville County Council
will finalize plans after.

years walk may meet at


the park fountain no later
than 8:30 p.m.
The speaker will be former Marine Corps officer
Michael Middleton, president of M3 Partners in
Greenville.
New to the military displays in Greer City Park
will be a UH-72 Lakota helicopter used by both the
U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
The South Carolina Army
National Guard will have
an assortment of vehicles
on display on East Poinsett
Street along with vintage
military vehicles provided
by the Military History
Club of the Carolinas.
The Disabled American
Veterans (DAV) and the
Marine Corps League will
staff displays and information booths.
When I first joined the
DAV down here, it really
sort of blew me awaythe
community spirit in Greer,
said Dave Gorman, commander of Greers DAV
Chapter 39. This really
goes to show how a community can reach out and
embrace the commitment
the very few that serve in
active military service.
Involving our veterans and the DAV, it has
changed the complexion
of the event, Greer Mayor
Rick Danner said. Its not
just a festival, its really a
celebration of these men
and women. Its more than
just a party. It takes on a
whole life of its own.

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Zac Brown tribute band 20 Ride is back for Freedom Blast.


20 Ride will perform at
7:30 p.m. with a second
set at 9:10 p.m. The Freedom Blast fireworks show,
accompanied by a patriotic soundtrack in City Park,
will begin at 10:10 p.m.
If youve been to our
fireworks display, youll
know that it is absolutely
one of the best you will
ever see in the southeast,
Driggers said.
The celebration begins
at 6 p.m. with the Greer
Idol and Greer Idol Teen
competitions. The Texas
Roadhouse Rib Eating

competition is set for 7:15


p.m. in the amphitheater.
For seven years in, this
is really a premier event
in the Upstate, he said.
With a city our size, we
do a number of events,
but we try not to get into
a pattern of having an
event every time something comes up. By virtue
of the fact that we have a
limited number of events,
everyone turns out and
supports.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

TORCH: Makes its way from east to west


FROM PAGE ONE

Dopp, a 2012 Riverside


High School graduate, began participating in the
Special Olympics when
she was 8 years old. She
has competed in tennis,
basketball, and track and
field.
Sergeant Chris Forrester
with the Greer Police Department said it was a
privilege to be able to run
with a dedicated Special
Olympics athlete.
Its a great thing to be
a part of, he said. To be
running beside (Dopp) and
to see her carry the torch,
thats what its all about.
Caleb Creel, who recently qualified for the Boston
Marathon, also participated as a torchbearer.
Its exciting to be able
to represent Greer in this
way, Creel said. Several
of my friends have been
impacted by the Special
Olympics and Im just happy to be a part of this.
Teem has been involved
with the Special Olympics
since 1988 through the
Law Enforcement Torch
Run.
This is what we do,

Teem said. Its exciting to


give back to our communities and show our support
for these athletes that have
touched our lives with the
way they go about participating in sports.
Teem said each com-

munity gets involved and


is excited to play a part in
the process.
Everybody gets it, he
said. For me, seeing a Special Olympics athlete carry
that torch with their family just warms my heart.

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THE GREER CITIZEN

Taylors man
killed in crash

CRIME
ROUNDUP
(Note: All information
contained in the following
blotter was taken directly
from the official incident
reports filed by the Greer
Police Department or 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.)

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PUBLIC DRUNK

Jesus Adan Guerrero, 37,


of 742 South Line St. Ex. in
Greer has been charged
with public drunkenness.
According to the Greer
Police Incident Report, police were called to Harvey
Road in Greer after the
subject was seen drunk in
the roadway. The subject
spoke with officers and
was very unsteady on his
feet, had bloodshot eyes
and slurred speech. Furthermore, the officer who
first arrived on the scene
reported that Guerrero
had been dancing in the
front yard of a residence
where he didnt reside.
He admitted to drinking two tall-boys and was
transported to Greer City
Jail.

CDV

Johnathan Taylor, 27, of


3104 Augusta St. in Greenville is wanted for criminal
domestic violence.
According to an incident
report filed by Greer Police,
officers responded to a
residence on Kramer Court
in response to an assault.
The complainant said that
Taylor had confronted her
at the apartment complex
and began hitting her and
yelling. Then, he used his
vehicle to block her in before trying to strike her
again through the window.
When police contacted
Taylor over the telephone,
he said that the complainant had pushed him and
he had pushed back.
Police told him that, if
they were able to obtain
a warrant, he should turn
himself in immediately.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

WILLIAM BUCHHEIT | THE GREER CITIZEN

Pelham Road wreck


Firefighters from the Boiling Springs Fire District responded to this accident on Pelham
Road last Friday. The wreck occurred at around 1 p.m. in front of the Spinx station at 3556
Pelham Rd. No one appeared seriously injured.

No injuries were immediately visible.

WHEN YOU GOTTA GO

Debra Andrea Powell,


31, of 313 N. Craft St. in
Wellford has been charged
with public urination and
pedestrian drunkenness.
According to the Greer
Police incident report, an
officer was on routine patrol around Randall Street
when they noticed the subject urinating in a parking
lot. When Powell retrieved
her identification from
her vehicle and walked towards the officer, she was
visibly swaying, slurring
and smelling of alcohol.
She was placed under arrest for public urination
and public drunkenness
and transported to Greer
City Jail without incident.

POKER FARCE

Denise Mollohan, 52, of


1611 Holly Springs Rd. in
Lyman has been charged
with possession of a gambling device and driving
inder suspension.

According to the incident report supplied by


Greer Police, an officer
was cruising on Hampton
Road, when he saw the
subject turn off the road
and drive into the Murphy
gas station in an apparent
attempt to evade him. He
followed her into the parking lot and ran a check on
the license plate, discovering Mollohans license had
been suspended for failure
to pay parking tickets. She
was placed under arrest
and into the patrol car.
Inside the vehicle, a
purse was found containing a large number of
tickets and poker chips
numerically marked with
a pen. After being asked
about the chips and tickets, Mollohan admitted
that she ran a gambling
pool at her place of employment. She was transported to Greer City Jail.

RECKLESS

Jennifer Grace Collins,


35, of 142 N. Packs Mountain Rd. in Taylors has

been charged with reckless driving, driving under


suspension and operating
an uninsured vehicle.
According to an incident report filed by Greer
Police, an officer arrived
at a location on Highway
101 in response to a road
rage incident. He found a
red Honda Civic traveling
an estimated 60 mph in a
35 mph zone. The vehicle
passed over the center line
and into the median and
then turned left without
signaling. A traffic stop
was conducted and Collins license was found to
be suspended. She also
had no proof of insurance.
When asked why she was
driving so recklessly, Collins said it was because
she was mad at another
driver.
She was taken to the
Greer Jail and issued the
three tickets referred to
above.

Troopers with the SC


Highway Patrol said a
41-year-old Taylors man
was killed in a crash on
Highway 101 in Greenville
County late Monday night.
Troopers said a Greer
man driving a Kia collided
with a moped just before
11 p.m. near the intersection of North Rutherford
Road, about three miles
north of the city of Greer.
The moped rider was

pronounced dead at the


scene, troopers said.
The coroner identified
the victim as Timothy
Kemp of Milford Church
Road.
Coroner Parks Evans
said the Kia and the moped were traveling in opposite directions when
the KIA crossed into the
oncoming lane and hit
Kemps moped.
The driver of the Kia was
not hurt, troopers said.
The SC Highway Patrols
MAIT team was called out
to reconstruct the crash.
The road was blocked
for several hours as the
team investigated and officials worked to clear the
wreckage.
Officials cleared the
scene around 5:30 a.m.

SPORTS

The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

Greer senior
legion looks to
right the ship
Junior
teams off
to hot start
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Greer American Legion Post 115 senior team
has struggled out of the
gate, but has bounced
back to win two out of its
last three games.
Greer got its first win of
the season against Spartanburg (11-5) on May 29,
but fell to Belton 11-7 last
Friday. Post 115 defeated
Spartanburg again Monday night, 3-2.

The team, now 2-4 on


the year, has given up 46
runs in six games, only
scoring 28.
In game one against
Spartanburg, Blue Ridges
Ty Montgomery was key,
going 3-for-4 with two
RBIs. Andrew Friedholm,
Tyler Crowe and Jordan
Sizemore each went 2-for4. Ethan Bray got the win
for Greer, pitching five
innings and only allowing two hits. Montgomery,
Christian Baker and Jake
Purvis came in to relive.
Hollis Dobbins had success from the plate Monday
night against Spartanburg,
swatting two of Greers
six hits. Sizemore pitched
a complete game for Post
115, giving up three hits
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BLAME
CANNADA
BILLY
CANNADA

The NBA
atmosphere

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Running back Adrian McGee came on strong for the Yellow Jackets last season, and his
coach is looking for bigger and better things in 2015.

Jackets return
strong core

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

A special visit
Former NFL running back Marcus Lattimore made a stop
at Texas Roadhouse in Greer last week to sign autographs
and take pictures with a few lucky fans. He is pictured here
with Madison Atkins.

The Jackets arent letting up in 2015.


After finishing the 2014
regular season undefeated, the Greer High football
team is planning a deep
playoff run this fall. With
several standout players
returning to key positions,
that goal could be attainable.
Our guys practiced really well for us this spring,
head coach Will Young
said. Mario (Cusano),
Dorian (Lindsey), Adrian
(McGee), Noah Hannon,
Troy Pridethey all know
what we expect them to
do and theyve performed

These kids have done really well in the


offseason and have made their bodies
better. Theyll be better players for it.
Will Young

Greer head football coach


well. Our guys have had a
great offseason.
Greer will need to replace
some senior leadership on
defense and Young said
his team is still very much
a work in progress.
Weve got some holes
stillinside
linebacker,
in particular, he said.
Weve still got a lot of
work to do there. Its go-

ing to be a pretty young


group. I thought our d-line
progressed pretty well this
spring. That defense will
get better and better.
The Jackets surprised a
few people with their 11-1
finish last season, including Young.
I thought wed be good
last year, but I didnt know
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Patterson picks Spartanburg Methodist


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Blue Ridge senior Karly
Patterson is taking her
talents to the next level,
signing a National Letter
of Intent to play softball
at Spartanburg Methodist
College (SMC) next season.

Spartanburg
Methodist just
stuck out to me.
The softball team
is great and I just
wanted to continue
playing.
Karly Patterson
Although she has aspirations of success on the
diamond, Patterson said
SMC felt like the right fit
for a number of reasons.
I want to major in Biology and I know they have
a really good program

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Blue Ridges Karly Patterson, second from left, will play softball for Spartanburg Methodist College next season. She will
major in Biology.
there, Patterson said. I
had a few other offers, but
Spartanburg
Methodist
just stuck out to me. The
softball team is great and
I just wanted to continue
playing.
Patterson will likely
transfer to a four-year
school after completing

her two years at Spartanburg Methodist.


This past spring, she
played a key role on a Blue
Ridge team that went deep
into the state playoffs, ultimately losing in the Upper State tournament.
I dont even have the
words to describe this sea-

son, Patterson said. It


was amazing. I couldnt
have asked for anything
else. There was such a
strong bond between all
of us.
Getting ready for college
softball wont be easy, but
Patterson said she is ready
to make the transition.

Locally owned and operated


for over 45 years.

I know Ill have to work


on my hitting, she said.
(The coaches) havent really told me exactly what
Ill do, but, from practicing
with them, I think theyll
put me at different positions.
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f you dont think the


NBA playoffs are exciting, you might not have
a pulse.
The first two games of
the finals did not disappoint. So far, the series
has been living up to the
hype on the court, but
more importantly, there
seems to be a refreshing
new excitement for the
sport in general.
You dont see many
NBA games as loud as the
two in Oracle Arena last
week. To be honest, thats
always been my gripe with
the pro game (that, and
the ridiculous number of
regular season games).
What makes college
basketball so intense and
exciting is the energy.
Crowds are so rowdy that
its palpable to the viewer
at home, and it changes
the game. Theres a
reason Duke doesnt lose
games in Cameron Indoor
Stadium. Theres a reason
Rupp Arena is a safe
haven for Kentucky. Its
HARD to win in a hostile
environment. You make
mistakes and momentum
can swing at the drop of
a hat.
If youve ever been to an
NBA game, its not hard
to see that intensity is
whats lacking.
Not in Oakland, California.
This crowd did not
let up, even when Steph
Curry couldnt buy a
bucket and Draymond
Green was taking the
most ill-advised jumpers
Id ever seen.
That being said, the
NBA atmosphere is still
flawed, even when the
crowd is into it.
Ive never understood
it, but NBA arenas treat
fans like theyre attention
deficit 5-year-olds, and
its annoying to watch.
Nobody wants to chant
D-FENSE during the
middle of a series-altering
game. They just want to
be loud.
Nobody needs to hear
Maroon 5s Sugar while
the offense is setting up
a play.
Nobody needs the overzealous PA announcer
to shout, MAKE SOME
NOISE!!! when LeBron
James is going to the line
to attempt game-winning
free throws.
Im pretty sure theyre
aware they need to make
some noise,
When you leave fans to
think for themselves, the
game is so much more
interesting. The affect is
obvious in college basketball, but take soccer, for
example. Those stadiums
hold tens of thousands of
people, yet you can often
hear the crowd chant/sing
in unison for 90 consecutive minutes during
a match. We need more
of that.
Although leagues like
the NBA and MLB water
down the regular season
for the sole purpose of
ticket sales, they still feel
the need to keep your attention when their games
are actually interesting.
Personally, Ill take
more crowd noise over
silly arena shenanigans
any day.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

NGU dedicates new athletic facility


North Greenville University dedicated another
new athletic facility on
May 8. The 5,000-squarefoot Angie and Sam Kelly
Strength and Conditioning Center, located in the
Athletic Complex, recently
opened for operation and
is designed to accommodate weight and strength
training for all Crusader
student-athletes.
The facility features Sorinex strength and weightlifting equipment.
The Center was made
possible by Angie and Sam
Kelly and the SAM Group
Team.The SAM Group was
founded in 1998 by Sam
Kelly with a mission of
providing fast and flexible
point-of-sale systems primarily for grocery retail
outlets.
The purpose of the facility is to help our athletes perform at the highest level by making them
bigger, stronger, faster,
more powerful and to help
them avoid injury, said
Andre Bernardi, director
of strength conditioning
and coordinator of the
strength and conditioning

program for male athletes.


We train for performance
and functionality. The
weight room is designed
to be functional through
ground-based movements
and the best way to do
that is with free-weight,
multi-joint movements.
The facility will help athletes with time-efficiency
because all circuits of the
workouts are designed to
be completed at the rack
through an average 15minute routine. Each rack
has two Olympic bars,
power blocks, bands, kettlebells and chains. Having
these tools in one place allows for more variation.
Every sport requires
athletes to be faster and
more explosive, said Bernardi. We have multiple
tools to improve speed

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North Greenville University recently dedicated a new 5,000-square-foot strength and and conditioning center for
student athletes. The facility features Sorinex strength and weight-lifting equipment.
and agility as well as explosiveness, such as agility
ladders, sleds, plyo boxes
and bungee bands.
Hurdles are used by
athletes as part of their

CRUSADER
CORNER
BASEBALL PLAYER NAMED
FINALIST FOR AWARD

His story is being recognized on college baseballs


biggest stage.
North Greenvilles Adam
Boghosian has been nominated for the TD Ameritrade Fans Choice Award.
The TD Ameritrade Fans
Choice Award honors a
College Baseball player
for their inspiring accomplishments on and off the
baseball field. Boghosians
accomplishments on the
field are no secret, but his
accomplishments off the
field are even more impressive.
After only one season at
North Greenville, the redshirt senior closer is the
all-time leader in saves at
North Greenville. He has
accumulated a 1.59 era
and 13 saves with his consistent 95 mph fastball.
After graduating from University of North Carolina
Greensboro, Boghosian
decided to take an extra
year at North Greenville to
prepare for the draft and
start his MBA.
Diagnosed with juvenile
diabetes in 2008, Boghosian has inspired many
around him with his will
not to give up on playing
the game he loves at the
highest level, despite the
challenges living with JD
presents him with every
day. He has raised more
than $30,000 dollars for
the JDRF by selling baseball attire online, which
he says could morph into
a real business at some
point and is why he is
working towards getting
his MBA.
Team Bogo was started
almost immediately after
Boghosian was diagnosed
with type 1 diabetes nearly
seven years ago. There was
an upcoming JDRF walk in
October in Raleigh, N.C.,
that he wanted to create
a team for, to be as proactive about the disease

dynamic flexibility work


to warm up and increase
flexibility in the hips.
The more flexible the
athletes are, the better
range of movement they

will have. This is a primary


factor in the reduction of
injury, said Bernardi.
Bernardis wife, Kaitlyn,
has been named North
Greenvilles director of

olympic sports and coordinates strength and conditioning for all female
athletes.

season, finishing with 13


saves to finish the year
tied for second place in
the NCAA. He led all NGU
pitchers with a microscopic 1.53 earned run average,
allowing just five earned
runs in 29.1 innings of
work.

sponsored sports. To be
considered for the honor,
the student-athlete must
have attended their member institution for at least
one year and have reached
junior or senior standing
with a cumulative GPA of
3.25 or higher on the fourpoint scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also
be represented on their
sports first, second, or
third all-conference team,
the rosters of which are
chosen by coaches at the
end of each playing season.
The eleven studentathletes below have been
selected as the Scholar
Athletes of the Year in
each of the spring sports
sponsored by Conference
Carolinas. They represent
six different institutions,
but all demonstrate the
conferences principle of
Academics & Athletics
Working Together.
MacDonald was North
Greenvilles leader not
only on the course, but
also in the classroom.
The senior helped lead
the Crusaders to a top 25
ranking this season, rising as high as 13th in all
of NCAA Division II Golf.
MacDonald also led his
team to the NCAA Regional tournament this season
and a third place finish at
the Conference Carolinas
Tournament.
In his four seasons at
North Greenville, MacDonald has amassed more
than 20 top-10 finishes including nine top fives and
three tournament wins.
He is also a two-time AllConference Carolinas performer.
Tucker is the perfect
example of what a student
athlete represents, said
head coach Brad Caldwell.
He is one of the hardest
workers I have ever met,
but his character is what
makes him standout. He
will without a doubt be
missed.

more players to the North


Greenville volleyball team
recently. Madison Pogue,
Laiken Porterfield and
Sara Miller have signed
to play volleyball with the
Crusaders in the fall.
Pougue brings two years
of college experience to the
NGU volleyball program
after transferring from
CVCC. She led the Red
Hawks to back to back Region Championships and
consecutive appearances
in the NJCAA national
tournament. Her sophomore campaign consisted
of 999 assists, 177 kills,
310 digs and 83 aces.
We are pleased to have
a player with Madisons experience and skill, Mosely
said. I expect her to make
an immediate impact when
she steps on our campus.
She is a quality young lady
with the ability to lead and
make a difference.
Porterfield is an honor
student and highly involved in various activities
at Pickens High School.
She was a four-year letter
winner for Coach Jennifer
Gravely, played on three
Upper State championship
teams, was a two time AAA
State Champion for her
high school. An all-region,
all state and a north allstar selection, Porterfield
brings a smile to Coach
Moselys face when commenting about her joining
the NGU team.
Laiken is an outstanding addition for our team.
She is a competitor and
brings a great work ethic
to the court. We are excited to have her at North
Greenville University.
Miller played was a
starter for five years under
Coach Theresa Kabel. She
played for the USA South
U18 National under the
direction of Coach Landon
Thomas.
I cannot express enough
how excited we are to have
Sara join our team, Mosely said. Sara plays with
poise and confidence beyond her age. I anticipate
her having an outstanding
volleyball career at NGU.

POWELL EARNS
POSTSEASON RECOGNITION

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North Greenvilles Allen Staton was named to the NCCAA


All-American team.
as possible. Team Bogo
consisted of about 20 people and produced about
$2,000 for the JDRF that
first walk, through Team
Bogo T-shirt sales and donations from friends and
family.

STATON, BOGHOSIAN
EARN NCCAA HONORS

A pair of NGU seniors


continue to rake in postseason honors as they prepare for the Major League
Baseball draft, which began this week.
Allen Staton and Adam
Boghosian
have
been
named to the NCCAA AllAmerican first and second teams, following record-breaking campaigns
during their final tour
through Tigerville. Staton
earned first-team honors
while Boghosian added a
second-team selection to
his resume.
Staton wrapped up a solid career at North Greenville with a Conference
Carolinas Championship.
The four-year starter became the schools career

homerun leader this season after blasting 11 longballs this year to give him
30 for his career.
Statons numbers held
solid during his final year
of collegiate baseball,
posting a .386 average
with 83 hits and 44 RBI
to lead North Greenville
in both categories. His 23
doubles this season tied
him 13th in the country in
the NCAA. Combined with
his five triples and homerun total, Staton pounded
out 39 extra base hits and
scored 54 total runs.
Boghosian spent just one
season in Tigerville, but he
wasted little time making
a name for himself. The
senior transfer assumed
the role of closer in the
NGU bullpen and quickly
became the schools most
prolific relief pitcher. Boghosian earned his first
save as a Crusader against
Emmanuel College back in
February and never looked
back.
He went on to shut the
door 12 more times during NGUs championship

North Greenville head


baseball coach Landon
Powell earned another accolade last week, as he
was named to the Ultimate College World Series
baseball Lineup, released
by the NCAA.
The ultimate lineup is a
list of 10 players to play
in the College World Series, the Division I baseball tournament for the
NCAA. Voters selected
college baseballs version
of the Dream Team by
focusing on the players
who had the best combination of strong CWS appearances combined with
a lengthy career in Major
League Baseball.
Powell appeared in the
College World Series in
2002, 2003 and 2004.
The sturdy backstop
was the Gamecocks backbone during their run that
was remarkable yet failed
to produce a national
title. Powell made the AllTournament team in 2002
when USC lost to Texas in
the final and again in 2004
when Cal State-Fullerton
bounced the Gamecocks
out of the bracket. The
Oakland As drafted Powell in the first round in
2004, but his major league
career consisted of only
123 games over three seasons (2009-11).

MACDONALD SEES SUCCESS


IN THE CLASSROOM

North Greenville senior


golfer Tucker MacDonald
earned the Conference
Carolinas Scholar Athlete
of the Year award for his
work in the classroom
following the 2014-2015
school year.
Candidates are submitted by each member
institution from each of
the conferences twenty

VOLLEYBALL
SIGNS THREE

North Greenville womens


volleyball
coach
Greg Mosely added three

Crafton takes the win in late restart at Texas


BY JOHN STURBIN
NASCAR WIRE SERVICE
Matt Crafton insists he
had a blast racing Daniel Suarez Friday night at
Texas Motor Speedway,
including a pair of laterace restarts that secured
victory in the 19th annual
WinStar World Casino &
Resort 400.
Crafton continued his
recent domination of NASCARs intermediate racetracks, hammering out the
NASCAR Camping World
Truck Series victory over
an aggressive Suarez. The
two-time reigning series
champion, Crafton recorded his eighth career victory by 0.569-seconds.
I had a blast racing with
Daniel there at the end,
said Crafton, who scored
his third victory and sev-

enth top-10 finish of 2015.


We were literally running
in the center of the racetrack and up against the
wall in Turns 3 and 4, and
you really have to work
the throttle and drive the
thing.
Crafton was cruising
with a lead of 6.866-seconds over Suarez after cycling into the lead following a round of green flag
pit stops. But a caution on
Lap 149 of the scheduled
167 for fluid on the track
from the blown engine of
Timothy Peters No. 17
Red Horse Racing Toyota
Tundra bunched the field
after pit stops. Crafton
chose the outside lane for
the restart on Lap 154,
and Suarez grabbed the
lead before Crafton was
able to regain his momentum and retake the point

on Lap 155.
Crafton and Suarez were
running 1-2 when rookie
Daniel Hemric spun the
No. 14 California Clean
Power Chevrolet in Turn
2, bringing out the nights
fifth caution. When the
race went green on Lap
166, Crafton used the outside lane to power around
Suarez exiting Turn 4 en
route to his third win of
the season and second
consecutive June night
race at TMS.
The
restarts
were
hairy, said Crafton, driver
of the No. 88 Ideal Door/
Curb
Records
Toyota
fielded by ThorSport Racing. We got a pretty good
start on that last one and
ran side-by-side-by-side.
The tires were newer on
the first one (restart) and
you can run along the bot-

tom wide-open. I knew if


I didnt get him clear he
might have won the race.
That restart was highlighted by near-contact
between the two, with Suarez saving his truck as it
began to slide down the
banking.
You mean when we
were bouncing off each
other? Crafton asked with
a smile. That was fun in
Turn 1. I said, no harm, no
foul.
Suarez, driver of the No.
51 ARRIS Toyota fielded by
Kyle Busch Motorsports,
posted his first top-10 finish in his TMS debut and
sixth top-10 of 2015. Suarez also finished second
last Friday night to Tyler
Reddicks No. 19 Bulldog
Ford fielded by Brad Keselowski Racing on Dover
International Speedways

Monster Mile.
There was one point not the last one (restart)
- I really think I had a shot
(at Crafton) because we
had on new tires, said
Suarez, a native of Mexico.
Maybe all of us had new
tires and I was able to be
a little more aggressive. I
knew the second restart, I
really tried for one lap (to
take the lead) and I was so
loose to the right side of
my truck. The last thing
I wanted to do was wreck
that fast truck. I like to
bring complete trucks
back to the shop. Im not
sure if I could do something different there. I
need to see what Matt did,
what I did, what I could
do better, what I could do
faster. Like I said, I do my
homework and try to be
better for the next time.

John Wes Townley finished a career-best third in


the No. 05 Zaxbys Chevrolet Silverado, topping
his previous best result
of fourth on the 1.5-mile
Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Crafton won last years
event here on fuel mileage, a strategy he and
crew chief Carl Junior
Joiner mapped-out en
route to victory on the
1.5-mile Kansas Speedway
last month. Crafton also
prevailed on the 1.5-mile
Atlanta Motor Speedway,
a sister facility to TMS, in
Race No. 2 of the season.
Crafton led a career-best
118 laps en route to victory here last June, snapping a 26-race TMS winless streak.

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Martin Truex Jr. wins at Pocono Raceway


By Seth Livingstone
NASCAR Wire Service
Martin Truex Jr. knew
that his third career victory would come eventually.
Enjoying easily the finest season of his NASCAR
career, Truex raced to a
convincing win in Sundays
Axalta We Paint Winners
400, leading 97 of 160
laps, including the final 27
at Pocono Raceway.
His victory marked the
third consecutive Sprint
Cup race in which Truex
led the most laps. Hed led
131 laps at both Charlotte
and Dover, only to come
home fifth and sixth in the

last two weeks.


We finally got it, said
Truex, who had registered
top-10 finishes in 12 of the
first 13 races this season.
Weve had a great season.
We have had everything
it has taken to win races
(and) we just hadnt got it
done.
This team deserves to
win and Ive known that
all year long. Throughout my career Ive kind
of gotten used to disappointment, honestly, and
Ive learned to deal with
those days where it didnt
go your way, even though
you didnt do anything
wrong.
The
victory
ended

Truexs 69-race winless


skid. A long time coming,
it was popular in the garage even with his fiercest rivals for multiple
reasons.
Truex drives for Furniture Row Racing, a bit of
an outlier in the racing
world as a single-car team
based in Denver. Sundays
Sprint Cup victory was the
second ever for Furniture
Row and owner Barney
Visser, who also won at
Darlington with driver
Regan Smith in the 2011
Southern 500.
After winning consecutive NASCAR XFINITY Series titles, Truex, 34, had
bounced around, from Dale

Earnhardt Inc. to Michael


Waltrip Racing, where it
looked like he might have
found a home. Then came
the second Richmond race
of 2013 in which Truex
had seemingly raced his
way into the Chase only
to have his team penalized
out of the picture. He then
lost his ride when MWR
was compelled to consolidate.
Prior to Sunday, hed
managed only two Sprint
Cup victories -- at Dover
in 2007 and Sonoma in
2013.
But even his on-track
travails paled in comparison to those of his longtime girlfriend Sherry Pol-

lex, who battled cancer


in 2014 a year in which
Truex managed to lead
only one lap all season. If
that wasnt enough, Truex
lost his grandmother this
week.
It was Sherry who told
Truex to have faith and
dig deep after the frustration of 2013 and that everything would work out.
I kind of believed her,
Truex said. I just knew it
was going to take a lot of
work. I knew it was going
to be a tough road. I felt
really fortunate that there
was a great ride open with
the (Furniture Row) 78
Then Sherrys situation
happened and it was like:

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THE GREER CITIZEN

A SPORTING VIEW

Heres
to the
Losers
BY MARK VASTO
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
There used to be a baseball player and manager
named Leo Durocher. He
was a tough guy -- small
in size, but large and
skilled in matters involving the fist -- and he had
the mouth to match. They
called him The Lip, because thats what he was
always giving people he
interacted with.
He was a member of the
Yankees World Serieswinning Murderers
Row and the Cardinals
Gashouse Gang, and he
managed Dem Bums
out of Brooklyn and the
Giants out of the Polo
Grounds. Hes one of the
winningest managers
in baseball history, and
theres a plaque with his
name on it in Cooperstown.
Chances are you never
heard of the guy ... but
youve heard hiscatchphrase: Nice guys finish
last.
It has been said that
Durocher made that remark in a passive, casual
way and not the sneering,
cutting way the phrase
has often been presented
over the years. Talking
to one of his ballplayers,
he pointed at the Giants
taking batting practice,
being courteous and nice
to people, and he made
the observation that they
were in last place. Nice
guys. Finish last.
Over the years, like anyone with a catchphrase,
he attempted to build off
it ... how he would trip
his own mother if she
was rounding third in a
tie ball game in order to
win. Sixty ears later, Leos
phrase remains for those
who believe in winning at
all costs.
A guy named Connie
Mack made a living out
of baseball, too. Unlike
Durocher, he had a pretty
unremarkable career as a
player. He was a nice guy
who famously wore suits
in the dugout as manager.
He didnt have a catchphrase, he had a Code of
Conduct that he passed
out to his players. It read
as such:
1. I will always play the
game to the best of my
ability.
2. I will always play to
win, but if I lose, I will not
look for an excuse to detract from my opponents
victory.
3. I will never take an
unfair advantage in order
to win.
4. I will always abide by
the rules of the game -- on
the diamond and in my
daily life.
5. I will always conduct
myself as a true sportsman -- on and off the
playing field.
6. I will always strive
for the good of the entire
team rather than for my
own glory.
7. I will never gloat in
victory or pity myself in
defeat.
8. I will always do my
utmost to keep myself
clean -- physically, mentally and morally.
9. I will always judge
a teammate or an opponent as an individual, and
never on the basis of race
or religion.
I give Connie Mack credit for stopping at nine.
Also, give credit to Connie
for having the guts to
say those things during a
time when the game was
a sloppy, tobacco-spitting,
drunken circus rife with
segregation. Maybe Durocher was onto something
though ... after all, Connie
Mack lost more games
than any other manager,
finished last more than
any other manager.
Ah, but Mack also won
the most games. He managed 53 years, won nine
pennants and five World
Series. Hes in the same
Hall as the other guy.
Alas, he has no catchphrase ... you decide who
was wise.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

JACKETS: See development on defense, return offensive fire power


FROM B1

some of the kids would


come on for us quite like
they did, he said. We
knew Dorian Lindsey was a
heck of a player. That was
never a doubt in our mind.
But, what Adrian did and
what Mario was able to do,
that really made them a
much better team.
The key this offseason
has been strength training.
The biggest thing this
year, if you just look at
their body types, Mario is
much thicker, Young said.
These kids have done really well in the offseason
and have made their bodies better. Theyll be better
players for it.
Young said his quarterbacks success in 2015 is
going to stem from repetition.
Weve been comparing
(Cusano) to some of the
quarterbacks in the area
that are getting the most
attentionand weve realized that Mario only

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer senior Mario Cusano has improved his ability to read defenses this offseason.
played six and a half ball
games last year, he said.
The bottom line is, he
needs to get more snaps

per game. If we have to


leave him in an extra quarter, well leave him in an
extra quarter. Weve got to

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

give that boy a chance to


show what he can do.
Hes really improved his
ability to read defenses,

SPORTS
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The GBC (Greer Baseball Classic) Minors Blue Jays were named gold champions after
winning their division recently.

Pro winner: Chris Childress, Horton Dragster;


runner up: Paul Mosley
Footbrake winner: Ronnie Forrester, 72 Dart;
runner up: Jay Norris, 78
Dodge
Jr. Dragster winner: Callie Burnett, Maddox Dragster; runner up: Cole Galloway, Half Scale Dragster
Street Class: winner:
Renee Burnett, 14 Camry;
runner up: Jake Henson,
99 Dodge.
Low ET Open Body: Paul
Mosley, Race Tech Dragster
Low ET Full Body: Danny
Sisk, 57 Ford Riverside
concussion testing begins
Any athlete 9th-12th
grade that plans to play a
contact or collision sport
in 2015-2016 at Riverside
High, must see Ashley
Raymond, athletic trainer,
this summer to complete
new concussion baseline
protocol.
Testing will be held June
10-11, 15-16, July 6-9, and
July 23 from 1:30-3:30
p.m. Meet in the athletic
training room in the basement.
For more information, email araymond@ghs.org.

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The Greer Parks and Recreation department recently held its baseball championships.
The Orioles are the GBC Minors Silver champions.

LEGION: Will take on Inman this week

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SHOOTING FOR HEAVEN


RETURNS IN JULY

GREER DRAGWAY RESULTS


FOR JUNE 6

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Young added. Hes gotten to where hes able to


assess the defense, and he
did a really nice job during
spring practice. Hes understanding whats going
on on the other side of the
ball prior to the ball being
snapped.
The head coach said having an experienced, solid
core makes his job a little
bit easier.
It makes it fun, Young
said. Weve got kids that
arent just good players,
but theyve got great character. They do the right
things in the classrooms
and the right things in the
weight room. You dont
have to babysit them all
the time. Were able to focus more on football and
that makes everything
more fun. Regardless of
the outcome, this group
has been fun to coach and
I know Im going to have a
good time one way or the
other.

Greer High School will


host a Yellow Jacket basketball camp on July 1316 (for girls third through
sixth) and July 20-23 (for
boys grades third through
sixth). Both camps will run
from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The camp, focusing on
defensive skills, offensive
moves, shooting, passing,
lay-ups, rebounding and
quickness drills, will be
put on by coaches Greg
Miller and Mazzie Drummond.
Early registration cost
(by July 1) is $50 and all
registration after will be
$65.
For more information,
email coach Miller at
gmiller@greenville.k12.
sc.us.

Shooting for Heaven,


a basketball camp hosted
by former Greer coach Jeff
Neely, returns for its 22nd
year this summer, running
from July 6-9 and July 1316.
For both sessions, the
camp will run from 9-11:30
a.m. and 1-4 p.m. and will
be open to boys and girls
ages kindergarten through
second grade, and third
though sixth grade.
The camp offers a unique
opportunity to combine
faith and basketball.
It will be different depending on the age, Neely
said. With the older kids,
well be able to get into a
little more depth about
our Christian beliefs and
things like that. We try
to spend a fair amount
of time on that. We want
them to have fun, but we
also want them to learn a
little bit.
The cost for the camp is
$75 per week. For more information, email Neely at
Jkimeneely@gmail.com
or call 787-9663.

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while striking out 10 batters on 121 pitches. Sizemores counterpart, Devin


Fuller, had 15 strikeouts
for Spartanburg.
The schedule remains
full for Greer, which will
take on Inman, Shelby and
Stevensville this week. Inman defeated Post 115 7-2
earlier in the season.
Greers two junior teams
have come out swinging
early, earning records of
6-3 and 7-3 respectively.
The two Greer teams will
square off twice in early
July to end the regular
season.
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Taylors Mill:

Celebrating craftsmen of the past and present

BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
Since the textile industry
in the Upstate dwindled,
local buildings have been
demolished, abandoned or
repurposed for residential
use.
Few have continued to
foster the craftsmanship
they once did.
Taylors Mill, though,
has continued to serve
as a home for artists and
craftsman alike.
Last week, in celebration,
vendors, artists and tenants opened their shops
and welcomed the public
for Taylors Mill 50 Years
Later: Making Then & Making Now.
It is the 50th anniversary of the closing of the
(Taylors) Southern Bleachery this summer. With the
new life at the Taylors Mill,
we felt like it was a rather
poetic opportunity, said
Alex Reynolds, president
of Taylors Town Square
Board of Directors.
The bleachery, which

first opened in 1924, had


an addition build in 1928
and continued expanding
through the 1940s dyeing and printing products
produced at other textile
mills.

With the new life


at the Taylors Mill,
we felt like it was
a rather poetic
opportunity.
Alex Reynolds

President of Taylors Town Square


Board of Directors
The facility remained
operational until 1965 and
has served in several different capacities since, but
when Kenneth Walker purchased one portion of the
mill in 2006 and another
in 2008, he began leasing
spaces to small businesses, primarily artists and
craftsmen.

It was sort of as a necessity because I didnt have


deep pockets and I had all
this space and people just
started coming. Phone call
after phone call wanting
space, said Walker. It
was really a necessity of
doing it slowly, and then
people like Mike (Vatalaro)
and several other people
here it just evolved.
Vatalaro is a tenant of
Taylors Mill, where he
works out of his pottery
shop, Vatalaro Studio.
Vatalaro began pottery
in the 70s making sculptural and function pieces
inspired by different time
periods and cultures.
In pottery, when you
center something, its
called centering. You have
to start from the center.
And not to put too fine a
point on it, but the same
thing is true in life. If
youre not centered, you
will go off kilter. The idea
of using the center, the
symbolic center and the
actual center of a potters
wheel, and then generat-

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Daniel Marinelli, proprietor of OK Goods, and Shelly Maynard discuss sculpture in


Marinellis studio during the open house celebration at Taylors Mill Friday.
ing forms that both spin
off as well as come back
together, is behind all of
these works, he said.
The same logic seems to

represent Taylors Mill as


it continues to evolve an
grow, again becoming a
purposeful facility.
As a retiree I wanted

to make my work, and


so I found this great
space here, and it was
affordable, he said. I
SEE MILL | C2

Keeping antique processes alive


Photo Story | Mandy Ferguson
Bryan Hiott, an artist at Taylors Mill specializing in the
19th Century processes of tintype and Ambrotype
photography, demonstrates the technique of tintype
photography during the Taylors Mill 50 Years Later event.
Below: HIott pours a collodion solution on an aluminum
plate to prepare it for a sensitizing bath of silver nitrate.
After sensitizing, the plate is dried and placed in a lighttight holder. Bottom: Hiott shows the camera set up in his
studio for tintype portraits, a reproduction of the types
used in the 19th centrury outfitted with an original 1872
lens. Right: Hiott ducks under the cover to focus his image.
Bottom right: Debbie Rice, HIotts wife, and Brian Dennig
model for a portrait.

Becoming
clear
Top to bottom: Once the
plate has been exposed,
which may take about
12 seconds, it is then
developed, cleared and
fixed. The plate is then
dried and coated with a
sandarac and lavender
varnish to protect the
image from dust and
scratches.

MILESTONES
The Greer Citizen

C2 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

ANNIVERSARY

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Leah Phillips gazes at artwork on display in one of the common areas at Taylors Mill during the celebration on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Henson

Celebrate 50th anniversary


Mr. and Mrs. Carroll
Henson, of Greer, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a
drop-in celebration given
by their children, Mr. and
Mrs. Kevin Henson and
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Henson, on June 6, 2015. The
couple was married June
11, 1965.

They have six grandchildren.


Mr. Henson is retired
from Springs Industries,
and Mrs. Henson is retired
from Cryovac.
Mrs. Henson is the former Frances Bonner, of
Greer.

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MILL: Is home to more than 30 artists and craftsmen


FROM C1

couldve done this in my


back yard. I couldve built
a building and did the
whole thing there because
in many cases thats what
you have to do. But the
opportunity was to be able
to share some time and
space with other artists.
It truly was organic and
just sort of energies building on each other without
anybody coming in with
the idea of Im going to
renovate and throw $40
million at this and Im going to charge you $2,000 a
month for your apartment,
which isnt a bad thing,
but it was very different
than the sensibility here,
Vatalaro added.
Despite having to overcome zoning issues and
Walkers decision to sell
the facility Greg Cotton

and Caleb Louis, the historic building continues


to serve as an artists community.
I sold this big part, so I
think it was just time to let
somebody take the reigns
and take it on, and I think
theyve got the same vision, Walker said.
The mill is home to
more than 30 artists and
craftsmen ranging from
potters to graphic designers to woodworkers to letterpress printers.
Fridays
event
welcomed additional artists
who hosts tents featuring
woodwork,
metalwork,
paintings, candles and
jewelry.
For more information
about the Taylors Mill and
upcoming events, visit taylorsmillproperties.com.
airwin@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

From left: Laurel Bishop, artist, discusses her work with


Ruthann Devine as Devine selects a work for purchase.

2015 Hub City Empty Bowls kicks off June 18


Hub City Empty Bowls
is now gearing up for its
2015 bowl-making sessions and Soup Day, which
serves as a fundraiser to
help feed hungry people in
Spartanburg. The first two
bowl-making sessions will
be Thursday, June 18, during ArtWalk at West Main
Artists Co-Op, 6-8:30 p.m.,
and Saturday, June 20, 10
a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., at
Spartanburg Art Museums
(SAM) Art School at Chapman Cultural Center. The
money raised through the
publics making of handmade pottery bowls will
be donated to TOTAL Ministries, a charity dedicated
to feeding local citizens
who dont have enough to
eat. Hub City Empty Bowls
is a project of Carolina
Clay Artists.
Empty Bowls is an international
fundraising
project that has taken root
in many communities as a
grassroots effort to feed
local and needy citizens.
Over the course of a few
months, citizens are invited to make handmade
pottery bowls at no cost.
Bowl-making
sessions
are always fun and family oriented events. Those
bowls are then professionally glazed and fired.
At the end of the project,
the public is invited to
Soup Day, where citizens
may pick out the bowls
of their choice for a $15
donation each and then
enjoy unlimited soup that
is donated by local restaurants. Other activities on
Soup Day include live music, silent auctions, drum
circles, and fellowship.
Hub City Empty Bowls
Soup Day will be Saturday,
Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at
Chapman Cultural Center
The other bowl-making
sessions will be July 18, 10
a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., at
Chapman Cultural Center;
Aug. 20, 6-8:30 p.m., during ArtWalk at West Main
Artists Co-Op; and Aug.
22, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3
p.m., at Chapman Cultural
Center. All supplies and
instruction are provided
by Carolina Clay Artists.
The public need only bring
enthusiasm,
creativity,
hands willing to get dirty,
and a canned food donation for TOTAL Ministries.

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Hub City Empty Bowls is gearing up for its 2015 Soup Day,
a fundraiser for hunger in Spartanburg.
This is the seventh year
that Carolina Clay Artists
has sponsored Hub City
Empty Bowls. Last year,
the recipient of the funds
was TOTAL Ministries,
and the record-breaking
net donation was $22,500.
Empty Bowls has become
one of Spartanburgs most
favorite and most inclusive
fundraising events, Chairman Nancy Williamson
said. I think the keys to
the success are the grassroots approach making
sure the money we raise
gets to the people who
need it, the publics opportunity to make pottery
bowls, and the accessibility of Soup Day. Where else
can you donate $15 and
get a nice pottery bowl to
keep, all the gourmet soup
you can eat, listen to live
music, and socialize with
like-minded people? Its
just a good deal; a win-win
for everyone.
TOTAL Ministries is forever grateful to Hub City
Empty Bowls for choosing
us as the recipient of its
labors, the agencys Executive Director Traci Kennedy said. They have recognized a huge need, and
we are so glad they believe
in our work to help feed
the communitys hungry.
In Spartanburg County, 15
percent, or about 42,980
people, are in danger of
not having enough to eat
on a daily basis. The problem is especially bad for
children and the elderly.
Of all the people who ask
TOTAL Ministries for help,

83 percent have a critical


need for food. With the
money we received last
year from Empty Bowls,
we were able to feed 4,687
people. All we can say is
Thank you!
This year, the bowlmaking sessions are being grouped into three
months, June, July, and
August, with four of the
sessions being within two
days of each other and
two being held during ArtWalk. All sessions will be
held at either West Main
Artists Co-Op or SAMs Art
School at Chapman Cultural Center. I think part of

our success is because of


the close ties we have with
the arts community. Spartanburg Art Museum and
West Main Artists Co-op
have generously opened
their ceramic studios for
our use and they both donate glazes and kiln firing.
We could not offer the
public bowl-making sessions without them. Williamson said. Plus, Chapman Cultural Center is the
perfect venue for Soup
Day. The large lobby and
the outdoor plaza all make
for a nice place for people
to congregate.
This years sponsors
of Hub City Empty Bowls
are Chris Williams, Carolina Clay Artists, Chapman
Cultural Center, West Main
Artists Co-Op, Spartanburg Art Museum, Action
Printing, and Wheresville
Productions. We always
need sponsors, Williamson said. If anyone wants
to help or if any business
wants to contribute, please
contact me.
For more information
about Hub City Empty
Bowls, please contact Williamson at 621-2768. More
information can be found
online at HubCityEmptyBowls.com. The project
can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Proceeds from this

event will be directed to


the Hub City Empty Bowls
Project Fund, a component
fund of The Spartanburg
County Foundation established to increase awareness about the issues of

hunger and food security,


and to raise funds to help
local organizations fight
hunger. This years beneficiary organization is TOTAL Ministries.

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OUR SCHOOLS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

SCHOOL
NEWS
GREENVILLE COUNTY

Tarica Tijera Young - BS


in Animal and Veterinary
Sciences
They were among nearly
3,000 students who received degrees at three
ceremonies.

KEAT EARNS BENEDICTINE


ACADEMIC HONOR

FREE SUMMER LUNCH


PROGRAM OFFERED

Thirteen locations in
Greenville County are providing free lunches and
some are serving breakfasts from Monday, June
8, through Friday, August
14, for any child 18 years
of age or younger. Meals
are provided without regard to race, color, sex,
age, disability, religion
or national origin. Some
sites require enrollment
in their program to receive
free lunch and breakfast.
Parents should contact a
participating site for details and hours of service.
Dates and times vary by
location.
The local provider is
Word Miracle Reach Center, 301 Wilson St., Greer.
Greenville
County
Schools Food and Nutrition Services provides an
average of 2,000 breakfasts and lunches per day
as part of the U.S. Department of Agricultures
Seamless Summer Program.
For more information,
call 355-1251 or 3551246.

HIGHER EDUCATION
CLEMSON LISTS
AREA GRADUATES

Local residents graduated from Clemson University May 8, 2015, in commencement ceremonies.
They are:
Duncan
Horace Justine Ballenger
- Doctorate in Curriculum
and Instruction
Anna Logan Cantrell - BS
in Bioengineering
Kelly Jeanne Constantine - MA in Teaching in
Middle-Level Education
Ziyue Fan - MS in Industrial Engineering
Elisabeth Lara McVey Magna Cum Laude, BS in
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Kevin Michael Russo - BS
in Industrial Engineering
Heidi Elizabeth Walsh Summa Cum Laude, BS in
Nursing
Sean Patrick Walsh - MS
in Nursing
Greer
Katelyn Leigh Allen Magna Cum Laude, BA in
English
Angel Luis Alverio - BS
in Animal and Veterinary
Sciences
Jeremy William Anderson - BS in Construction
Science and Management
Marcus Robert Anderson
- BS in Industrial Engineering
Rachel Elizabeth Andorfer - BS in Physics
Sierra Tarrant Axtell
- Cum Laude, BA in Language and International
Trade
Brent James Ayers - BS
in Marketing
Preston Ernest Bailey
- BA in Communication
Studies
John Michael Baker - BS
in Computer Science
Kevin Michael Barnett
- Magna Cum Laude, BS in
Mechanical Engineering
Ann Therese Bartee - MS
in Nursing
Courtney Lynn Beltz - BS
in Management
Andrew Mitchell Blasko BS in Construction Science
and Management
Clay Goodman Bowden
- BS in Psychology
Jeremy Thomas Buff Magna Cum Laude, BS in
Environmental Engineering
Lauren Nicole Burdick
- Magna Cum Laude, BA
in Early Childhood Education
Alexander
James
Burnikel - BS in Microbiology
Matthew James Byrd Summa Cum Laude, BS in
Electrical Engineering
Cali Elizabeth Castro BA in English
Alexandria Brooke Cater
- BA in Secondary Education and English
Christina Marie Craven
- BS in Marketing
Andrea Alicia Culp - BS
in Parks, Recreation and
Tourism Management
Danielle Nicole Denk - BS
in Marketing
Michael Keil Dolan - BS
in Electrical Engineering

THE GREER CITIZEN

Proud graduates

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Three Washington Center students were honored as graduates during the schools annual Graduation/Awards Day Ceremony. Families, friends and staff recognized graduates
Davis Dalby, Brady Stoddard and Cleveland Davis (left to right). Rising senior Gregory
Morgan lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Thirty-two students were recognized for achieving
the Seagull Award for highest classroom and related service achievements. Classroom
teachers created framed photo collages of the students years at Washington Center as
departing gifts, presented during a post-ceremony reception.
Devon Wesley Dorn - BS
in Parks, Recreation and
Tourism Management
Andrew P. Dyke - BS in
Environmental Engineering
Anne Madison Evatt - BS
in Parks, Recreation and
Tourism Management
Christopher
Anthony
Farinella - BS in Management
Austin Teague Ferguson
- Summa Cum Laude, BA
in Architecture
Elizabeth Marie Ferguson - BA in Psychology
Andrew David Ferguson
- BS in Mechanical Engineering
Tracy Anne Fink - MA in
Teaching in Middle-Level
Education
Wesley Hendrix Fisher MS in Nursing
Alice Catherine Funk BS in Management
Neal Douglas George MBA in Business Administration
Emily Kendall Geyer - BA
in English
Devin Elizabeth Gibson
- BS in Bioengineering
Katye Denae Gilliland BS in Nursing
William Hampton Godby
- BS in Mathematical Sciences
Kelly Michelle Hartline BS in Civil Engineering
Paula Renee Holder Magna Cum Laude, BA in
Elementary Education
Dylan Zachary Hopkins MS in Food, Nutrition, and
Culinary Sciences
Sara Jessica Horton Summa Cum Laude, BA in
Psychology
Colton Allen Jamieson
- Magna Cum Laude, BS in
Biological Sciences
Brandon David Jones BS in Construction Science
and Management
John Kenneth Keller - BS
in Management
Mackenzie Brooks Langston - BS in Psychology
Sean Robert Lanning - BS
in Mechanical Engineering
Benjamin Daniel Leder BA in Language and International Trade
Stephen Hayes Lee - BS
in Biological Sciences
Rebecca Bradleigh Leland - BS in Bioengineering
Madison Paisley Lindsay-Smith - BA in Biological Sciences
Mariana Malki - BS in
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Charity Lynn Manning MS in Nursing
Kyle
Alexander
McGuigan - Cum Laude, BS in
Computer Science
Victoria Louise McLean
- MEd in Counselor Education
Farrah Angela Mohammad - BS in Graphic Communications
Andrew Douglas Morris
- BS in Packaging Science
Hayden Kenneth Nall BS in Mechanical Engineering
Sharinda Lee Niskanen BS in Accounting
Kaitlyn Marie Oaks - BA
in Special Education
Katherine Elizabeth Orr
- BS in Biological Sciences
Laura Anne Ostendorff Summa Cum Laude, BA in
English
Joseph Francis Painter Summa Cum Laude, BS in
Microbiology
Ryan Daniel Payne - MBA
in Business Administration
Aaron Jeffrey Peter MArch in Architecture
Lynn My Phan - BS in Biological Sciences

Robert Quay Powers Cum Laude, BS in Chemical Engineering


Ryan Christopher Pruitt
- BS in Forest Resource
Management
Nathan W. Redding - MS
in Plant and Environmental Sciences
Nicholas Rhett Reese BS in Marketing
Brian Allen Reid - MBA in
Business Administration
Parker Andrew Rhoden
- BS in Psychology
Bryan Stewart Ruby - BA
in Architecture
Austin Howard Russell
- BS in Mechanical Engineering
Louis Randall Sanders BS in Civil Engineering
William Laurens Sanders
- BS in Mechanical Engineering
April Marie Smith - BA in
Biological Sciences
Dean Patrick Stageberg BS in Construction Science
and Management
Indie Bowers Stanley BA in History
Amanda Sue Stewart MS in Biological Sciences
Andrew Jordan Swiney
- BS in Management
Thomas Wayne Teasley
- BS in Physics
Emilia Ruth Urban - BA
in Political Science
Julia Lynn Williams - BS
in Accounting
Christian Michael Wilson
- BS in Management
Sung Sik Woo - MBA in
Business Administration
Blair Elizabeth Worthington - Cum Laude, BA in
Special Education
Alireza Zare - MS in
Computer Science
Lyman
Cameron Claffy Miller
- Cum Laude, BS in Civil
Engineering
Taylors
Rebekah Diane Adams BS in Microbiology
Wesley Allen Batson - BS
in Management
Allison Drew Bell - Cum
Laude, BA in Elementary
Education
Evan David Brown - BS in
Horticulture
Mary Taylor Burgess Magna Cum Laude, BS in
Biological Sciences
Shannon Leigh Campbell
- BS in Management
Elizabeth Danielle Capps
- Magna Cum Laude, BA in
Psychology in Anthropology
Caleb Reed Cox - BS in
Electrical Engineering
Caleb David Crow - Magna Cum Laude, BS in Civil
Engineering
Bria Noelle Dillard - BS in
Management
Andrew Curtis Dubose BS in Management
Steven Clinton Foster
- MBA in Business Administration
Lauren Johanna French Cum Laude, BA in Production Studies in Performing
Arts
Daniel Ryan Good - BS in
Environmental Engineering
Daniel Ryan Good - BS in
Geology
Katrina Michele Gregory
- MBA in Business Administration
Joann Catherine Griggs
- BA in History
Nicole Ludmil Ivanov Summa Cum Laude, BS in
Biological Sciences
Timothy Dean Keesee Master of Architecture in
Architecture
Dalton Mikal Malecha BS in Management
Keeley E. McCullough BA in English

Shelby Meredith Moody


- BS in Environmental and
Natural Resources
Bryant Adams Patterson
- BS in Accounting
Gwendolynn Lona Shealy
- Education Specialist in
Administration and Supervision
Joanna Ruth Guest Smyers - MS in Food, Nutrition,
and Culinary Sciences
Casey Leigh Walters - BS
in Parks, Recreation and
Tourism Management
Clarence
Aboyd
Whigham - BA in Production Studies in Performing
Arts
Charles E. Williams - BS
in Financial Management
Wellford
Nicholas Aaron Bodtorf
- BS in Computer Science
Laura Ann Stephens - MS
in Nursing

Katrina Keat, of Greer,


was recently named to the
Deans List for the Spring
2015 semester at Benedictine College. Keat is the
child of Mr. and Mrs. John
Keat.
To achieve the honor, a
student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours
and a grade point average
of 3.5 or above per semester. Of the 1,854 students
on campus for the 20142015 academic year, 504
made the Deans List for
the Spring 2015 semester.

WOFFORD COLLEGE
CONFERS DEGREES

Wofford College conferred degrees to 368


graduates at the 161st
Commencement Exercises
on Sunday, May 17. Greer
students receiving degrees
were:
Steven Connell Anderson received a BS degree
in finance with a minor in
accounting, cum laude. He
is the son of Steven and
Kathleen Anderson.
Gregory Robert Drew received a BA degree in computer science. He is the
son of Thomas and Wendy
Drew.
Grace Newman Elsey
received a BS degree in
biology with a minor in finance. She is the daughter
of Art and Mary Elsey.
Haley Marie Gryskevich
received a BA degree in
history, cum laude. She is
the daughter of Larry and
Deena Gryskevich.
Nicolas Anthony Limogiannis received BS degrees
in biology and computer

science with a minor in


mathematics and an emphasis in computational
science, summa cum laude.
He is the son of Anthony
and Neela Limogiannis.
Chad William Sauvola received a BA degree in art
history and a bachelor of
science degree in biology,
summa cum laude, honor
graduate. He is the son of
Mark and Amelia Sauvola.
Cory Dale Taylor received a BA degree in business economics. He is the
son of Dale and Beverly
Taylor.

GREER STUDENTS RECEIVE


TROY UNIVERSITY HONORS

Andrew Slagh, of Greer,


has been named to the
Chancellors List at Troy
University for the spring
semester/Term 4 of the
2014-2015 academic year.
The Chancellors List
honors full-time undergraduate students who are
registered for at least 12
semester hours and who
earn a grade point average
of 4.0.
Anna
Somcheen,
of
Greer, has been named to
the Provosts List at Troy
University for the spring
semester/Term 4 of the
2014-2015 academic year.
The Provosts List honors full-time undergraduate students who are
registered for 12 semester hours and who have
a grade point average of
3.65 or higher.

OBRIEN NAMED
TO BUCKNELL DEANS LIST

Melville OBrien, of Greer,


was named to the deans
list at Bucknell University
for the spring semester of
2014-15 academic year.
Deans list students have
achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a
scale of 4.0.

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C4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

Will Smith regains acting Focus


Rating: 6 out of 10

Ibrahim Ahmed in
Timbuktu

COUCH THEATER

Run time: 105 minutes


Rated: R for language, mild
violence and sexual content

DVD previews
By Sam Struckhoff

NEW RELEASES
FOR WEEK OF JUNE 22
PICKS OF THE WEEK

Timbuktu (PG-13) -- In
the rolling dunes of Mali,
alongside
centuries-old
cultural artifacts, families
face the threat of fundamentalism forcing its way
into the rhythm of life.
Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed)
lives simply, herding livestock with his wife, daughter and an adopted child
who helps with the work.
At the outset of the film,
foreign jihadists are shown
using priceless relics for
target practice. The pastoral scene is infested with
newly arrived clerics and
heavily-armed young men
enforcing rules against everything from music and
clothing to soccer and socializing.
Director Abderrahmane
Sissako creates an enchanting portrayal of fully
realized,
authentic-feeling characters. Even with
the jihadists, you feel like
there are real humans under the monstrous deeds.
Its a movie that radiates
importance and love for
life, without burdening
the audience with heavyhanded delivery.
Survivor (PG-13) -Milla Jovovich stars as a
London-based American
security agent. Were not
exactly sure what kind
of agent, but she screens
visas and rides a motorcycle. She survives a terrorist bombing, and now
everyone thinks shes responsible. The real bad
guys send Pierce Brosnan
-- an expert assassin who
looks a little groggy -- to
kill her while some boring exposition unfolds.
Jovovich has to thwart a
terrorist plot before the
ball drops on New Years
Eve in Times Square, but
just like in real life, its an
overhyped event that has
most viewers asleep before the end.
Brosnan is usually pretty
successful in his non-Bond
espionage roles, but he
doesnt seem to relish this
one. The action sequences
mostly revolve around Jovovich running, when her
specialty lies more in buttkicking.
The Forger (R) -- John
Travoltas
performance
in this heist flick/family
drama is unbelievable. As
tough-guy art forger Ray
Cutter, his sensitive painting talent, his hard-boiled
fighting skills, and especially his Boston accent,
are thoroughly unconvincing. Ray cuts a deal with
Keegan the crime boss
(Anson Mount). Keegan
will help get Ray an early
release from prison, and
Ray will forge a Monet
painting and swap it with
the real-deal in the museum. Ray makes the deal so
he can spend some time
with his teenage son who
has a terminal brain tumor, which doesnt make
much sense, because forging a masterpiece typically
takes a while.
If You Build It -- This
documentary traces an innovative educational program that puts students
in charge of increasingly
challenging and meaningful building projects.
Architects Emily Pilloton
and Matthew Miller run
Studio H, the hands-on
program that teaches kids
to make good things with
their hands to improve
their communities and the
lives of others. Running
without proper funding - its grants, credit and no
salary for a year -- the students build a new farmers
market for their struggling North Carolina town.
Its not an easy trip or a
perfect program, but the
film looks into an inspiring story of hard work and
improvement.

wo decades ago, Will


Smith became such a
fixture in action and
comedic blockbusters
that a lot of people forgot
he actually had some talent. Smiths latest movie
Focus marks a return
to his wheelhouse. Its
an engrossing con drama
in which he gets to work
alongside Margot Robbie
(Wolf of Wall St.), the
sexiest actress on screen
today.
Smith plays Nicky,
a world-class con who
reluctantly takes Jess
(Robbie) under his wing
when she asks to join
his team of crooks. After
pickpocketing their way
through New Orleans, a
romance begins. Fearing
the attachment may hamper his career, Nicky cuts
Jess loose, only to run
into her in Buenos Aires
three years later. There, a
Formula One driver hires
him to pull a huge job
over on his competitors.
Written and directed by
the team of Glenn Ficarra
and John Requa (who did
2011s Crazy, Stupid
Love), Focus boasts
sharp wit, fast pacing and
good chemistry between
its leads. Its clever and
unpredictable throughout,
and features a truly captivating set piece inside a
football stadium.
Unfortunately, like
most movies of its kind,
Focus is more fun than
it is moving or impactful. The characters arent
endearing and the sex
scenes shouldve been

THINGS
TO DO
PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE
AT MOONLIGHT MOVIES

The 2015 City of Greer


Moonlight Movies series
presented by Wells Fargo
continues Thursday with
Planes: Fire and Rescue.
The series offers free
family friendly films in the
City Park amphitheater every Thursday evening from
June 4 through July 30. All
movies begin at dusk, but
free pre-movie fun such
as inflatables, games with
prizes and dancing begins
at 6:30 p.m.
Seating in the amphitheater is on a first-come,
first-served basis for all
films. Concessions will
be available for purchase
from on-site vendors.
For the safety of all attending the movies, children 16 and under must
be accompanied by an
adult at all times.
For more information
visit www.cityofgreer.org
or contact Ashlyn Stone at
968-7005.
Remaining shows:
June 18: Muppets Most
Wanted
June 25: Lego Movie
July 2: The Boxtrolls
July 9: Alexander and
the Terrible, Horrible, No
Good, Very Bad Day
July 16: Paddington
July 23: Wreck It Ralph
July 30: Big Hero 6

GREER IDOL, TUNES IN THE


PARK RETURN FRIDAY

Greer Cultural Arts and


the City of Greer welcome
back Greer Idol and Tunes
in the Park on Friday.
The event kicks off at
6 p.m. with season five
of Greer Idol Teen. This
years contestants include:
Lauren Blackwell, Zelena
Hull, Anna McClear, Keydria Martinez, Tate Stelle,
Roni Leigh Teems and Allison Watts.
Carolina Coast Band
will take the stage from

ENTERTAINMENT
REVIEWS
WILLIAM
BUCHHEIT
a lot hotter. Ficarra and
Requa do however keep
the dialogue crisp and
the twists coming, while
Smiths natural charisma
and intelligence make
him a wickedly believable
conman.

AQUARIUS AN ABSORBING
TRIP BACK IN TIME
Rating: 7 out of 10
In the midst of all the
crazy characters and
storylines, David Duchovny makes NBCs new
series Aquarius worth
watching. The 55-year old
veteran actor plays Sam
Hodiac, a police sergeant
in 1967 Los Angeles whos
called to investigate the
disappearance of a teenager. When she takes up
with the Manson family,
Hodiac discovers a sinister web at work involving
both political and police
corruption.
Set in the legendary Summer of Love,
Aquarius skillfully
captures the reckless tone
of the era. Theres plenty
of sex, drugs and rock n
roll, but also insightful
examinations of alcoholism, racism and family
disconnect. Though Manson (magnetically played
by British actor Gethin
Anthony) and Hodiac
dominate the show, there
are several strong female
leads, including Michaela
McManus (One Tree

7-8 p.m. and return at 9


p.m. following season nine
Greer Idol performances.
Contestants for Greer
Idol include: Melissa Ammons, Joe Blaso, Walt
Brown, Amber LaVallee,
Felicia T Owens, Mike Patterson, Will Rawls and Megan Watts.
For more information,
visit
greerculturalarts.
com.

GREER OPRY HOUSE HOSTS


MUSIC, LINE DANCING

Dixie Detour Tour Band


with Gene 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 901-8371.

STOMPING GROUNDS LISTS


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.
The business is looking
for someone interested
in emceeing an additional
mic night on the fourth
Friday of each month. If
interested, contact Lisa.
Upcoming events
Friday, June 12: Open
Mic Night, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, June 13: Elizabeth Wood Brown, Acoustic Oldies Rock and Roll,
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16: Old
Time Jam with Bob Buckingham, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17:
Celtic Session, 7-9 p.m.
Friday, June 19: MP3Mills Party of 3, Acoustic
Mix of Classic Rock, Blues,
and Country Music, 7-10
p.m.
Saturday, June 20: Walkout, Classic Acoustic Rock
and Roll, 7-10 p.m.
Visit
www.stompinggroundsgreer.com
for
more information.

GREENVILLE CONCERTS
RETURN WEDNESDAY

Music fans can enjoy live


musical entertainment all
summer long at the South
Carolina BLUE Reedy River
Concerts. The free series
returns to the TD Stage behind the Peace Center and
will showcase 13 weeks of
local and regional musical entertainers, including
The Bad Popes, The Marcus King Band, Mystic Vibrations and True Blues.
The summer series continues June 10 with The
Band Popes (Americana)

Will Smith stars in the con drama Focus.


Hill) as the missing girls
mother and Claire Holt
(Pretty Little Liars) as
a police officer trying to
progress through a sexist
department.
Though the show
incorporates real people,
places and historical
events into its narrative,
its important to note that
it is largely fictional. As
such, its not intended to
be taken too seriously.
So, before you criticize
its historical accuracy or
condemn it for bringing
Manson back into the
spotlight, watch Aquarius for its entertainment
value and Duchovnys
compelling performance.
You might just find yourself hooked.
Aquarius airs Thursday night on NBC, but the
entire 13-episode season
is available to watch now
on Charter On Demand.

and runs every Wednesday through August from


7-9 p.m.
For more information
visit events.greenvillesc.
gov or follow the event on
Facebook and Twitter.

LAKESIDE CONCERTS BEGIN


THURSDAY AT FURMAN

Furman Universitys Music by the Lake Summer


Concert Series, a Greenville tradition since 1968,
continues Thursday, June
11, at 7:30 p.m. in the
universitys amphitheater
with The Music of John
Williams featuring the
Poinsett Wind Symphony
(Leslie W. Hicken and Jay
Bocook, directors).
Celebrating the Sounds
of Summer, the Lakeside
Concert Band, under the
direction of Furmans Leslie W. Hicken, and other
ensembles and guests will
present a concert every
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in
the amphitheater (except
where noted) through
Aug. 6. The performances
are free and open to the
public and showcase a
cross-section of Big Band,
Jazz, International, Contemporary, Marches and
Orchestral favorites.
Each Thursday during
the series, a concert picnic
basket filled with goodies will be given away to a
lucky concert-goer.
Go to www.furman.
edu/music for more information, or contact the
Furman music office at
(864) 294-2086. For parking information call (864)
294-2111. Bus parking is
available.

ALL SHOOK UP CONTINUES


AT GLT THIS WEEKEND

Greenville Little Theatres fast-paced musical,


All Shook Up continues
for three more weekends.
The story is new, but
the music is all Elvis. The
play presents a funny
and heart-warming story
around the music of Elvis
Presley, much the same
way Mamma Mia! features
the music of ABBA.
Its 1955, and into a
square little town in a
square little state rides a
guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding roustabout who
changes everything and
everyone he meets.
Showtimes are June 1113, 18-20, and 25-27 at 8
p.m. and June 14 and 21
at 3 p.m.
For more information
or tickets, call 233-6238
or visit greenvillelittletheatre.org.

PHOTO | COURTESY WARNER BROTHERS

PHOTO | COURTESY NBC

David Duchovny returns to network TV in the new series


Aquarius.

GHOST VARIATIONS
AT CHAPMAN CENTER

Anna Elliott, the 2015


theatre artist-in-residence
with HUB-BUB and The
Spartanburg Little Theatre, presents a workshop
of her new play Ghost
Variations as the culmination of her six-month
residency in Spartanburg.
The play runs June 12 and
13 at 8 p.m. the Black Box
in Chapman Cultural Center.
Tickets for Ghost Variations are available online
at https://www.eventbrite.
com/e/ghost-variationstickets-17172577642.
There is a minimum $5
suggested donation at the
door.
Please be advised that
Ghost Variations contains strong adult content,
themes and language and
is intended for mature audiences only.

GLT AUDITIONS SET


FOR JUNE 14-16

The Greenville Little


Theatre will hold two sets
of auditions in June. Auditions for Little Women,
the incredible musical featuring the music of Jason
Howland and the classic

story by Louisa May Alcott,


will be held Sunday, June
14, at 4:30 p.m. Roles are
available for seven women
and four men of various
ages. Callback readings
and possibly additional
singing will be held June
18 and 20. Performances
run Sept. 18-Oct 3.
The other auditions, for
A Christmas Carol, the
musical adaptation by
Adrian Hall and Richard
Cummings, will take place
Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m.
for adults, and Tuesday,
June 16, at 7 p.m. for actors under the age of 16.
Roles are available for 12
men, 10 women, seven
boys, and nine girls. Performances run Dec. 10-20.
All auditions will take
place at the rear of the
theatre in Magill Hall. For
detailed information regarding both auditions,
please visit our
website
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org or call us at 864233-6238.
Greenville Little Theatre
Box Office is located at
444 College Street on Heritage Green, and is open
Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

C5

Woman complains
of feeling hot
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am
a 66-year-old woman who
usually is too hot. When I
tell my doctors, they just
sort of laugh it off. It is
making my life miserable
because if I keep the heat
or air conditioning where it
is comfortable for me, it is
too cold for others. I hate
summer and stay inside in
the air conditioning.
I keep the temperature
in my house at 64 degrees
Fahrenheit in the summer
and winter. I know other
members of my family do
not tolerate being out in
the sun when its hot, but
they arent plagued with
being too hot otherwise.
The sensation of being
too warm comes and goes.
I am about 40 pounds
overweight, and have been
for most of my life. The
sensitivity has intensified
as Ive aged. I had a hysterectomy in my 30s, and
I know some of my hormones were off. -- J.R.
ANSWER: Heat intolerance is common and has
several possible causes.
The short list includes
excess thyroid hormones,
loss of estrogen and being overweight. The long
list includes, among many
others, some serious conditions, such as polycythemia vera (a blood disorder
of having too many red
blood cells), inflammation of blood vessels, multiple sclerosis and tumors

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
that secrete substances
that can affect blood vessels, such as carcinoid
or
pheochromocytoma.
These are uncommon to
rare diseases and usually
have other symptoms, and
many would likely have
progressed over time.
The part of your story
that bothers me is that
this has been bothering
you for years and your
doctors havent taken it
seriously. Even if it isnt a
life-threatening condition,
its been bothering you,
and they should have at
least tried to help.
Its time to have a frank
discussion with your current or a new doctor and
explain that you are concerned about this, that
its affecting your life and
comfort, and that you
want to be taken seriously.
Im not saying your doctor
needs to evaluate you for
everything on the long list,
but he or she does need to
listen, think and explain.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is
it better to take Lipitor at
night? Is that true for all

statins? -- M.E.
ANSWER: The cholesterol in our blood comes
from the food we eat and
also by the cholesterol our
body makes. Most cholesterol synthesis happens
at night. So, its better to
take a statin at night, particularly for statins that
dont stay in the body a
long time (this is referred
to as a short half-life).
Lovastatin
(Mevacor),
pravastatin
(Pravachol),
fluvastatin (Lescol) and
simvastatin (Zocor) have
short half-lives, and data
have shown better results
with these taken at night.
On the other hand, atorvastatin (Lipitor) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) have
long half-lives, so it isnt
so important to take these
at night.
Naturally, if you are taking any statin, you should
continue a careful diet
as well. Taking a medication doesnt take away the
harm of a poor diet.
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.

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Knowing how closely


Liam was going to be working with Steffy, Bill encouraged his son to finally follow his heart and pursue a
future with his ex-flame.
Ridge began worrying that
his plan to take over Forrester Creations wasnt going to work out. Ivy turned
to Carter for professional
advice about a pressing
legal matter. Feeling as
though her world was
crashing in around her,
Ivy received unexpected
support from an unlikely
source. Quinn paid Bill a
visit insisting that he stop
playing favorites with his
sons. Ivy overheard a conversation between Steffy
and Liam that confirmed
her fears about them. Caroline went into more detail about what happened
to her in New York. Wait
to See: Carter finds himself a pawn in an elaborate
scheme.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Abigail panicked after


waking up in Chads bed.
Will and Sonny tried to set
aside their problems at
Ariannas birthday party.
John and Paul continued
to bond. At the party, Kate
blurted out that Lucas
and Adrienne were having an affair. Sonny and
Will shared an awkward
encounter with Paul. Hope
began to suspect that
Clyde might have been in-

Tyler Christopher stars


as Nikolas on General
Hospital
volved in Sonnys stabbing.
Stefano returned to Salem.
Clyde wasnt pleased to
learn that Hope had been
asking questions about
him. Paige was still reeling
from the news about her
mother and JJs affair. Justin told Adrienne that he
wasnt giving up on their
marriage. Eve came up
with an idea on how to get
revenge on Jennifer. Wait
to See: Nicole gets caught
up in a dangerous situation.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Elizabeth tried to discourage Jake from applying for a new job. Sloane
asked Nikolas for a favor.
Sabrina doubted Rosalies
true intentions. Jordan was
surprised by an interrogation going on at the PCPD.
Molly was not happy with
Rics decision to marry
Nina. A frantic Elizabeth

told Nikolas she was worried about the possible repercussions of Jakes new
job prospect. Sabrina gave
Rosalie a chilling warning.
Sam met with Nina to see
what was up with her latest business transactions.
Lulu demanded answers
from Luke. Tracy and Sabrina formed a bond. Michael learned there was
a possible mole at ELQ.
Dante was torn about his
latest arrest. Wait to See:
Lulu learns the truth from
Luke.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Nikki doubted she could


stay sober while married
to Victor. Lauren assaulted
Lily after she brought up
the Carmine affair. Mariah
regretted taking matters
into her own hands in
trying to catch the killer.
Phyllis confronted Joe
about his relationship with
Avery. Victor warned his
daughter that Jack would
double-cross them. Later,
Victoria grew suspicious
when she saw the Abbotts
huddled together in secrecy. Abby was concerned
about Ashleys behavior at
the lab. Cane snapped at
Lily for attacking Lauren.
Summer believed that Kyle
was keeping secrets from
her. Mariah suggested to
Kevin that they skip town.
Dylan assured Sharon that
he wasnt going back to
Avery. Wait to See: Chelsea
reaches her breaking point
with Adam.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

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