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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 102 NO. 26 75 CENTS

Allen Bennett Hospital to be demolished


Work could
begin soon
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

The old Allen Bennett


Memorial Hospital is coming down.
Greer City Council recently authorized Mayor
Rick Danner to enter negotiations with Neo Corporation for a demolition
contract not exceeding
$790,000. The decision
passed 7-0.
We are finalizing our
contract negotiations now
and expect work to begin
immediately,
Driggers

said. All work should be


completed by early 2016.
The old hospital, which
sits on 10 acres of land
on West Wade Hampton
Boulevard, was sold once
before, but has since been
repossessed by the city.
The city has entertained
several offers for the
property since we accepted it from GHS (in 2010),
Driggers said. The city
actually sold the property
once and eventually had
to litigate and foreclose to
retake possession.
Driggers said damage
was done during that time
period.
That purchaser did
substantial damage to the
property and was ultimate-

Duncan
is now
smokefree

ly convicted of fraud, he
said.
The City of Greer was
awarded $400,000 as a
result of bankruptcy proceedings with the purchaser. However, the condition
of the structure continued
to decline.
The building has continued to deteriorate and
many of the due diligence
processes brought up
questions of environmental issues and concerns for
redevelopment, Driggers
said. [It] is hard to secure
and there have been many
break-ins and thefts from
the property. The presence of asbestos in roofing and flooring materials
made it hard to sub-divide

We are finalizing our contract


negotiations now and expect work to begin
immediately. All work should be completed
by early 2016.
Rick Danner

Mayor, City of Greer


the property for redevelopment.
Earlier this year, the city
received a market analysis
of the property, which was
presented to council in
January. It identified limited potential uses of the
existing structures, due to
size and configuration, according to Driggers.

Driggers said demolition should substantially


increase the propertys
value.
We will have a full commercial appraisal conducted on the property
and expect that appraisal
will indicated a value far
above the maintenance
cost and demolition cost,

There were really


no complaints
about smoking.
Its just a known
fact that smoking
is something that
causes cancer and
its not healthy.

On Monday
night

Mayor, Town of Duncan

The ban prevents smoking in any business, at


public gatherings, such as
parades and on the premises of Shipwreck Cove
and all other town-owned
property.
It
requires
smokers to be at least 20
feet away from a business
when smoking outside
and does not apply to tobacco use that does not
create smoke (i.e. chewing
tobacco).
The issue was first introduced in June of last year
by Regional Coordinator Terry Taylor with the
South Carolina TobaccoFree Collaborative. Input
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BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

This soon-to-be home near downtown Taylors is the 330th Habitat For Humanity home in Greenville County. Dozens
of volunteers began construction last Thursday after celebrating with an official wall raising ceremony.

Construction
starts on 330th
Habitat home

Lisa Scott

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Greer
man
shot,
killed

LAYING THE FOUNDATION

BY JULIE HOLCOMBE
STAFF WRITER
Effective today, Duncan
will be a smoke-free town.
Town council voted 31 during a special called
meeting held June 17 to
approve the second and
final reading of an ordinance banning smoking in
public places and places
of employment.

he said. City council has


always indicated it is their
desire for the property to
be placed on the tax rolls
of the city and for the site
to generate jobs within the
community.
We are confident both
of these objectives will be
ultimately met and we will
accomplish that with a net
profit to the taxpayers of
the city.
NEO Corporation is currently providing demolition services to the old
Exide Battery site in Greer,
Driggers said. Full demolition is expected within
the next few days and
months.

BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

reenvilles 330th Habitat For Humanity home


will mean a little more to Stacey Greene.
With temperatures nearing triple digits last
Thursday afternoon, Greene could be found on the
construction site with dozens of volunteers, assembling the walls of her future home in the Abigail
Springs subdivision in Taylors.
I dont mind sweating and getting dirty, she
said during a brief pause in the action. Its for my
kids, in the long run.
Local officials, along with Greenville Habitat
President and CEO Monroe Free, were on hand to
celebrate the new project during a wall raising
ceremony last Wednesday.
It took very careful planning to get to our 330th
house, Free said. This is a testimony to the generosity and the spirit of Greenville. Its a testimony to
our families, who have been willing to work hard to
fulfill their dreams. Its a testimony to volunteers,
who have given their time so freely. Ultimately,
though, we have to say thanks to God. Hes the one
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DEATHS

Dorothy Dot Taylor


Adams, 89
Betty Joyce Holloway
Elder, 82
Evelyn Elizabeth Hayes
Fletcher, 91
Jeanette Howell Kirby,
93
Henry William Wright, 88

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Stacey Greene helps raise the walls of her new home.

A Greer man is dead after being shot at his home


Monday night.
According to the Greenville County Coroners
Office, 56-year-old Daniel
Morris Bryant, of 924 Cogin Drive, suffered at least
one gunshot wound to his
chest, passing away on
scene at around 5:45 p.m.
According to authorities, Bryant had been in an
altercation with his stepfather before the shooting.
One person has been taken into custody. Autopsy
results and further information on the subject in
custody were not available
at press time.
This is the second Greer
shooting death in just under a week.
Last Thursday, Matthew
David Davenport, 30, suffered a fatal gunshot at a
home on Center Street, according to the Greer Police
Department.
According to an incident report, police were
dispatched to the home at
around 10:30 p.m. in reference to a father who had
shot his son.
The officer observed a
man, identified as Kenneth
Davenport, holding a knife
standing in the front doorway of the home. After
securing Kenneth in handcuffs, police observed
blood droppings on the
floor in the hallway and
in the hallway bathroom.
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TODAY, JUNE 30
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.

THURSDAY, JULY 2
THE TAYLORS LIONS Club
meets at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 500 East Main St.,
Taylors. Call Jerry 420-0422.

SUNDAY, JULY 5
THE NEVER ALONE Group
of Narcotics Anonymous
meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Greer
Recreational Center, 226
Oakland Ave.

MONDAY, JULY 6
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
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, JULY 7
GRACE PLACE in Greer
holds its clothing closet
from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Place,
407 Ridgewood Drive. I.D.
required.
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.
THE GREER LIONS Club
meet at Laurendas Family
Restaurant, 300 South Line
St., at 6 p.m. Call Suzanne at
905-0394.
FIRST TUESDAY ON Trade
at 5 p.m. on Trade Street.
Visit tuesdaysontrade.com for
more information.
ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION SUPPORT Group
meets from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at
The Haven in the Village
at Chanticleer, 355 Berkmans Lane, Greenville. Call
275.5022

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. at 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. Ages 18 and older, men
and women, are invited. Visit
the information monitor at
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Fredericka Davenport was given a like-new Ford Explorer


Friday at D&D Motors in Greer.

Upstate mom
gets new ride
Weve just been

BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Fredericka Davenports
life got a lot easier last
week.
As part of the National
Auto Body Councils Recycled Rides program,
Davenport, who has been
struggling to commute to
and from work, was handed the keys to a like-new
Ford Explorer last Friday
at D&D Motors in Greer.
The program, which
partners with Charity Cars
and All-State, has seen
more than 800 vehicles
donated since 2007.
Its fantastic just being
able to be a part of helping provide the opportunity that someone needs
to have a vehicle. Its just
huge, D&Ds Skip Davenport said. Dependable
transportation is something a lot of people take
for granted. Until you
havent had it and youre
having to bum rides to get
to work, [you dont understand].
Fredericka, a Pendleton
resident and single mom
of three teenagers, has
been working closely with
Family Promise, a shelter
program for homeless
families.
We were able to work
with her to find a better
job and a place to live with
affordable rent, Family
Promises Armilla Moore
said. Her case manager
was actually going (to
Pendleton) everyday, picking her up. She was working a second shift job
and she called everybody
she knew trying to find (a
ride).
Moore said Fredericka is
a hard worker, but simply
did not have the resources
needed to keep a steady
job.
Shes the kind of person
that, if she can do something for herself, she will,
Moore said. She wasnt
trying to give up. She wanted to work her job and be
there. She didnt just quit.
She just kept trying so we
kept working with her.
Fredericka said she is
deeply appreciative of
whats been done for her.
Ive been without a car
for several months and
Ive been having trouble
getting back and forth,
she said. Weve just been
waiting, but this means a
lot because transportation
is a big issue for me right
now.
The car, which was in

waiting, but this


means a lot because
transportation is
a big issue for me
right now.
Fredericka Davenport
pretty bad shape, had to
be restored by a team of
volunteers.
It was keyed on every
panel and doused with
paint, Skip said. We
spent untold amounts of
time reconditioning this
car weeks and weeks
trying to get it to the
point it is. This vehicle is
super nice.
Family Promise isnt
even a year old yet, but
has already seen growth.
We try to give our families more than just a place
to, Moore said. We work
with our churches in Pickens County and we have
more than 14 congregations that actually house
our families at night. In
the morning, they go to
our day center where we
work with them to try and
get jobs and find housing. We do financial training, pretty much whatever
they need.
Our goal is to get them
out of our programand
not have them come back
to a shelter program, she
said. We just started in
August of last year and so
far weve had about nine
families.
Moore said her passion
for human services is what
keeps her going.
Ive been in human services for over 30 years. I
spent a lot my time thinking I was helping people,
but I had gotten to the
point where I was an administrator and I was so
far removed from actually
helping people, Moore
said. What I like about
Family Promise is I have
the opportunity to actually spend time with the
people who were supporting.
Its a wonderful feeling
when somebody comes in
and tells you theyve got
a job or that they have a
house, she said. What
drives me is their happiness.

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to teach individuals with
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the entire family, especially mens t-shirts. The Food
Pantry is low on 1 lb. bags
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Please donate items Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m. All donations
are tax deductible. Donations may be dropped
off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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to learn infant, child and
adult CPR and AED use,
though not intended to replace healthcare provider
certification. GFD personnel will serve as instructors.
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wednesday, july 1, 2015

the greer citizen

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Precorp Inc.
opens $17 million
plant in Greer

Mandy Ferguson | THe Greer Citizen

This historic building, located at 5495 Locust Hill Road, Greer, was constructed in the 1920s and occupies more than
7,500-square-feet. It used to be home to Locust Hill School, but it is now available for sale.

New chapter begins for old


Locust Hill School building
By Julie Holcombe
Staff Writer
If the walls of the old Locust Hill School could talk,
they would share stories
of children playing on an
indoor basketball court,
bluegrass musicians foottapping in time on an old
wood stage, and worshippers raising voices to the
rafters. They would also
tell of stressed trusses,
stolen supports, and a
sagging roof remnants of
years of abandonment.
Today, owners Bill and
Gail Stephens, of Sparrow
Hawk, LLC, are writing a
new chapter in the story
of the historic building at
5495 Locust Hill Road. The
7,580-square-foot
brick
two-story was built as a
school in 1923. It served
as an elementary school
for the next 40 years. Over
the next 50 years, the
structure was alternately
a private residence and a
place of worship. Options
for its next purpose are
wide open since the owners put the property on
the market this month.
The Stephens originally
purchased the property in
2013 to serve as an office
for Kestrel Horizons, their
engineering and environmental science consulting
firm.

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Read about Locust Hill


schoolhouse ghost stories
at greercitizen.com
I am an engineer who
has worked in remediation and restoration of
one sort or another all my
40-plus year career, so I
naturally started thinking
about how to resurrect the
place. Maybe being Easter
weekend had something
to do with that train of
thought. Or maybe I just
couldnt help myself, said
Bill Stephens.
What
followed
was
three- to four-months of
structural improvements
just to get the building
in safe working condition. Original studs that
had been sawed nearly in
half to straightena common practice in buildings of that agehad to be
sistered with new 2x12
studs installed alongside.
Everywhere there was
an old member, we put a
new member in, Stephens
said.
Foundations were reinforced,
energy-efficient
lighting and windows installed, and other changes made to bring the old
schoolhouse up to 2012
International
Building
Codes.
Stephens had an even
broader vision for the second-story space that he
found with missing and
compromised
trusses.
Instead of recreating the
12-foot ceilings, he chose
to create an open cathedral ceiling and leave the
original wooden stage at
one end. At that point, the
project took on a new purpose.
Over a couple of weeks
we started to have a different view of what we
were doing there. I call it

a bucket list accomplishment. One of the things


I wanted to do was take
something that was almost beyond saving that
was important and bring it
back to life, he said.

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Bill Stephens tours the second-story of the old Locust Hill


School. He created a cathedral ceiling in the space over the
old auditorium.
area of Greenville County
and has purposefully been
put up for sale in its unfinished state to allow for
multiple uses. They have
heard from people interested in seeing it become
a music center, educational building, or art studio.
No matter the conclusion,
visitors to the site and former students are glad to
see this piece of history
saved.
We had a teacher come
inshe just thought that
it would have been a great
place to teach children
with all the light and the
cathedral ceiling and just
the feel of the place. Talking about school programs
and Christmas pageants
with the flag up, tears
were just running down
her faceEvery time that
happens that just confirms
that we made the right decision and we made the
right decision not to make
this our office because we
would have done things to
it that shouldnt have been
done, Stephens said.
It just seems like yesterday some of that stuff that
happened. I can remember
walking down there as a

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tiatives.
We are thrilled to open
this new state-of-the-art
facility, and to surpass
our commitment for investment and employment additions to South
Carolina even as we open
these doors officially for
the first time, said Rich
Garrick, President of Precorp Inc.
This marks the beginning of a new era for Precorp, and it was South
Carolinas attractiveness
to the aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries led to the growth
of our operations in Greer,
and ultimately to this
new facility. This states
leadership in supporting
advanced manufacturing
and providing a superior
workforce has expedited
our growth already.

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Revisiting the past

During the early days of


the renovation, the owners met several community members who would
drop by the property,
curious about the renovations. Many were students
or teachers at Locust Hill
School, and several are
still neighbors.
Wayne Neves great-aunt
deeded the site to the
schools in the 1920s. He
attended first through seventh grade at the school
from 1946-1954, and still
owns adjacent property.
They had three big
pot-bellied stoves and
Id go down (and start
the fires)and the state
would pay me $5 a month.
I would get a check from
the teacher. It would come
in to her, Neves remembered. I would build three
fires each morning and
have the rooms warm for
the other students when
they came in. And like I say
I got the whole amount of
$5 which that was a lot of
money back then.
It wasnt all learning and
chores for Neves, as he recalls.
My sixth and seventh
grade teacher had a huge
dictionary and if you
jumped off the porch instead of going down the
steps and she caught you,
she would make you write
a page, or copy a page, in
the dictionary. That was
the punishment. You had
to do that at recess time.
You had to stay in while
you wrote all that. Yeah,
I got caught doing that. I
dont think I got caught
but one time.
Other neighbors shared
tales of outhouse pranks,
ringing the school bell,
and a rumored performance by bluegrass duo
Flatt and Scruggs.
The Stephens are hoping
to share those stories and
hear more when they host
an open house on Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and
Sunday, noon-5:30 p.m.
They will feature storytelling both days from 1-4
p.m.
The couple is not sure
what the next incarnation
of the old schoolhouse
will be. It is in an unzoned

Precorp Inc., provider of


engineered cutting tool solutions for the aerospace
and automotive industries, recently opened its
new $17 million, 60,000square-foot, state-of-theart manufacturing facility
in Greer. The plant serves
as home to 106 employees.
The company provides
engineered cutting tool
solutions primarily for the
automotive and aerospace
industries. The new plant,
which joins Precorp operations in Utah, Germany
and Michigan, is located
at 1510 S. Batesville Road
in Greer. The facility more
than doubled its prior
space, and will allow the
company to expand services to existing customers and greatly expand
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kid early in the morning


to light those fires, Neves
said. I kindly wish they
would bring back the old
school, but thats impossible these days, I guess.
I just hope somebody
moves in and takes care
of it.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

Dont say it!

t has happened so many times that


you would think by now, Id have
learned my lesson. However, I seem to
willingly become a magnet for becoming
jinxed.
But only when I open my mouth.
Gosh, Ill think, turning the key to
hear my truck leap to life, for a beater,
this sucker just keeps on running...
Dont say it...
And youd think that pushing 200,000
miles, surely the transmission would be
on its way out.
Shut up.
Then aloud, to Paul, during a a muted
commercial for a car dealership, As
much as Id love a new truck, that old
Dodge still runs great.
SHUT UP!!
And like clockwork, the following
morning, as I prepare to head out to the
feed store for a load of hay and turn the
key...
Nothin. Nada. Crickets.
That was a couple of months ago but
this week, Ive done it twice. Three days
ago on my walk to the barn to muck out
and feed, I passed beneath a dogwood
that only last year had grabbed my attention because I had noticed one limb

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
was bowing down from weight and was
distinctly heavy and....black.
Snake! Above my head! Snaaaaake!
So what did I do? Why, after chores
I returned to the house for breakfast
and after chiding Paul for leaving every
kitchen cabinet open (seriously, if he
were Native American his name would
be Cant Close Doors) as he prepared a
smoothie, I said brightly, before realizing my dreadful, potential, fate, You
know something? I havent seen a snake
yet all year!
SNAKE! In Forrests dinner! Snaaaake!
I did what any rational, no-nonsense
woman would do: I screamed like a little
girl and ran to the house, pulled his martini out of his hand and dragged Cant
Close Doors into the barn and armed
him with a pitchfork. Ducking outside
the stall, I instructed, Dont kill him,
theyre good snakes, just see if you can

wind him around the pitchfork and well


put him in the woods.
Do you have any idea the toe-curling
suspense of carefully digging through
a haystack, just knowing the next dig is
going to result in a giant snake flying
towards you, like the joke ones that pop
out of cans?
Are you sure it was a King snake?
Paul asked, picking his way through the
pile with distaste.
Well, Im not sure, but I think so.
So not a copperhead?
Dont think so, but its getting dark,
so I didnt get a good look.
Any distinguishing characteristics?
For Petes sake, I replied, exasperated, this isnt a police line-up! All I know
is that I was leading Forrest into the stall
and I saw about a foot of something very
dark moving very fast right into that hay
pile.
In the end, and truth be told, rather
deflated, we found nothing in the hay
pile.
And yesterday? What did I have to blab
to Paul after vacuuming up dust bunnies
the size of tumbleweeds and made up of
cat fur?
You know, as much as I miss all the

kitties weve had over the years and lost,


it is nice to be down to only three, if for
no other reason that its easier to keep
the house clean...
Cue the stray cat.
If you didnt know I was talking about
a kitty, youd think I was describing a
meth-head: grayish hair, yellow eyes,
scabby. And to cap it off, mites in his
ears and when he turned around, most
decidedly an intact male.
Oh, and a very cute pink nose and
quite affectionate.
Whats he want, ten bucks? Paul
said, looking at him over his coffee cup,
through the front window, as Tom
yowled plaintively for something to eat.
Or to have sex with.
Dont fall for the old story that hes
run out of gas on the way to taking his
mother to the hospital and just needs
enough to put a few bucks in the tank.
he added.
Leave the cats in and Ill try to crate
him up and take him to Dr. Jenny, I
sighed, cringing at the thought of yet
another vet bill.
Well, I began to think, at least its not
a dog...
Shut up! Shut UP!!!

THE UPPER ROOM

CURIOUSLY
AMANDA

Crowding out
violence

AMANDA IRWIN
Staff reporter

The Doug

Read 1 John 4:7-12

oves does no wrong to a


neighbor. Romans 13:10
(NRSV)

My wife and I were enjoying a beautiful day at our


lake home when we received
a heartbreaking telephone
call from our daughter. The
previous evening, she said, our
17-year-old grandson had been
the fatal victim of a robbery.
We had recently attended his
high school graduation, and he
planned to enter college in the
fall. He was a handsome, loving, and talented young man.
Now, suddenly, he was gone.
In shock, I looked out at
the sparkling lake, beautiful
trees, and green foliage around
our home. To me this scene
represented the peace that God
intends for us. The senseless
murder of our grandson was
not part of Gods plan. What,
I wondered, led the killers
to tear a hole in the glory of
Gods world? The only answer
that came to me was that evil
had taken root in their lives
because love was not there to
crowd it out.
Many people who commit
crimes against their neighbors
have not experienced Gods
love through their interactions
with others. Much of the violence in life can be prevented if
we Christians extend love to all
people.
Prayer: Gracious God, grant
us courage to reach out with
love to those who do not know
you. Amen.
Thought for the day: How
can I use my gifts to share
Gods love with children and
youth in need?

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The Christian example


coming from Charleston
The Civil War, the War Between the States, the
War of Northern Aggression, the Late Unpleasantness call it what you will depending on
your preference began in Charleston Harbor
with an attack on Fort Sumter, and ended four
years later with a northern victory that preserved the Union and freed the slaves.
The history of that war and its origins are
complicated but in the century and a half since
it ended in a farmers parlor at Appomattox
Court House, Virginia, Americans from both
North and South have worked hard to reconcile
their differences with each other.
The work continues. Perfection has always
eluded mere men, and always will, but the progress since those first and last shots were fired
is unprecedented in human history. Some cling
to old animosities and seek to avenge acts they
do not understand that took place long before
they were born. There are those among us, as
in the Balkans and the Middle East, who thrive
on grievance and nurture the flame of racial hatred, who learn nothing and forget nothing. But
they are few, and perhaps fewer in Charleston
than in most other places.
This is startling, perhaps even disappointing
to those who cultivate their piety by passing
judgment on their neighbors, but forgiveness,
goodwill and generosity have been abundantly
evident in the days since the insane shootings
that took the lives of nine Charlestonians at the
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in
Charleston. The shooter, mentally ill or driven
by hatred, was white and his victims were black,
but the city did not erupt into riot and the usual
senseless mayhem encouraged by agitators from
beyond the city. The police caught the suspect
quickly, and members of the families of several
of the dead called on God, in the true spirit of
their Christian faith, to forgive the guilty. There
was no call to avenge by fire and blood. Over

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Those who would exploit tragedy


found no willing conspirators in
Charleston.
the weekend a hundred thousand black, white,
Hispanic and Asian Charleston residents joined
hands to unite in the wake of human tragedy.
Nothing comparable happened in Ferguson,
Missouri or Baltimore, Maryland, and that says
a lot to the rest of us. Those who would exploit tragedy found no willing conspirators in
Charleston. The claims of those who blamed the
legacy of a war that took place a century and
a half ago, or in accusations of racism thrown
about so recklessly, found willing ears in Ferguson and Baltimore, but not in Charleston.
Does racism exist or, more correctly, persist
in Charleston? Of course it does, but the people
of that city steeped in history have taught us all
a lesson. Perhaps the white woman who tipped
the police that she noticed the suspect as she
drove to work on the morning after the massacre, spoke for Charleston when she pleaded
with police to catch the killer of our people. It
was her tip that led to a quick arrest.
Those tempted to exploit tragedy to further
divide us by race or class should remember
what happened, not when Dylann Roof opened
fire on innocents studying the lessons of the
Bible, but in the days following. The people of
Charleston gave us all an eloquent lesson in
Christian forgiveness, evidence that the people
of Charleston, both black and white, are perhaps better people than many of us.
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f you passed him on the


street, you wouldnt have
recognized the man often
donned in sweat pants, a
sleeveless shirt and ball cap as
the humble, life-saving genius
he was. He was a quiet man
who was a comedian to most,
a friend to many and a loving
husband and dedicated father
to three. To me, this paradox
of a man was Uncle Doug, who
last week unexpectedly passed
away.
Nearly 700 people attended
the wake, and the packed
funereal services left several
people standing along the
back and entryway of the
church through the two-hour
service. The number of people
his life influenced is astounding, but those in attendance
were just a snippet of those
he impacted. Doug designed
heart catheters for infants and
he traveled the world developing devices for doctors,
which in his lifetime saved
hundreds of babies and is now
the legacy he leaves behind.
Because he lived, many, many
others will have an opportunity to live.
Processing Dougs death is
akin to standing in the ocean
with waves hitting sometimes
harder than expected, knocking me down and engulfing
me. At the final night of the
wake, when the whirlwind of
sympathetic people concluded
and the quiet settled in, the
familys final goodbyes bled
out any remaining energy,
strength, tears and snot we
had left. Ive never heard more
pain and sorrow from tearfilled whispers than when my
aunt said goodnight to her
husband of 25 years for the
last time. It was gut-wrenching. Although she felt weak,
tired and defeated, she truly is
the strongest woman Ive ever
known.
Sadly, I think his children
fear he will one day be forgotten despite all hes done, but
it simply isnt possible in our
lifetime. So please, for them,
whenever you see someone
epically poorly dressed,
remember the son, brother
and uncle who made us laugh;
whenever you eat beef jerky,
hunt, fish or ride a John Deere
tractor, remember the genius
who saved hundreds of babies;
and whenever you spend time
with your children, hold them
a little tighter, and remember
the husband and father of
three beautiful children, who
serve as living proof Doug is
never truly gone.

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a5

Pause investing for a luxury?


Q: Where should you
save for large expenditures when youre doing
the Baby Steps?

Dave
says

DR: Depending on
what the expenditure is, I
would suggest saving for
these sorts of things after
Baby Step 3. Once youve
paid off all of your debts,
except for your home, and
built an emergency fund
of three to six months
of expenses, you reach
a point where you can
breathe a little bit. After
all that hard work and
sacrifice, youre finally in
a position to replace that
ratty, old furniture or get
a better car. The question
then is this: How much do
you want to temporarily
cut back on investing in
order to make this expen-

dave
ramsey

The basic idea here


is to always handle
your money with
planning, purpose
and maturity.

diture happen?
Personally, Id like to
see you allocate a fixed
percentage of your income toward play money
and still be able to put
15 percent of what you
make into retirement. If
you want to slow down a
bit on Baby Step 5, which
is paying off the house, in
order to take a once-in-alifetime vacation, Im cool
with that. But I dont like
the idea of slowing down
on funding your retirement.

The basic idea here is


to always handle your
money with planning,
purpose and maturity.
Youve got a little room to
play back and forth once
you get past Baby Step
3. But until then, I want
you to be hardcore about
scrimping, saving and getting your financial house
in order!

Letters to the Editor

Be your own journalist


To the editor:
The Brian Williams
fiasco, the George Stephanopoulos apology and the
Rolling Stone retraction
are status quo. Williams is
a dropout, Stephanopoulos has no journalism degree and had no previous
news experience, and the
writer of the Stone article
is an unchecked freelance
hack. Edward R Murrow
was known to grossly lie
about his education and
personal experience, yet
hundreds of awards are
handed out every year
to honor his pursuit of
excellence in journalism.
And respect, ratings and

advertising failures are


epic.
Taxpayers saw a surgically precise double
advertising failure in the
last presidential election.
Democrats ONLY loss of
a swing state was in North
Carolina, site of their
convention. Republicans
BIGGEST swing state loss
was in Florida, site of
their convention. North
Carolina and Florida are
the only swing states with
four of the 50 biggest (expensive) markets according to Neilsen.
Your tax money also
paid for the multi-year
and multi-million dollar
National

Guard sponsorship of
the Dale Earnhardt Jr. car
in NASCAR. The Guard
itself documented that
ZERO actual recruits
joined the Guard as a
result of NASCAR. Mindboggling, indeed.
In referring to Stephanopoulos, columnist Cal
Thomas says one can selfidentity as a journalist
without any background
or experience. With a lack
of trust and confidence
in media, Sarah Palin says
we should be our own
journalists. Good idea.
Ron Shultz
Greer

Decisions should not


be dictated by maniacs
To the editor:
When I first received
news of the shootings in
Charleston, I was visiting an ancient monastery
in Russia. I went to the
church of the monastery,
lit a candle, and prayed
for the victims.
Returning home this
week to South Carolina,
I discovered a virtual
feeding frenzy by the
national press against all
things Confederate. The
state Republican leadership (Haley, Graham,
Scott, and their Chamber
of Commerce minions)
apparently could not wait
beyond the funerals of
the victims to repudiate

the 2001 compromise that


removed the flag from the
Statehouse dome.
I understand, on good
authority, that the leadership has threatened
holdout with the removal
of Confederate monuments should they refuse
to remove the flag.
Back in the 1970s, I
had the honor of serving in the SC House of
Representatives as the
first Republican from my
county. I recall my efforts
to reinstitute the death
penalty after our existing law was struck down
by the Federal courts.
No murderer more justly
deserves this penalty than
Dylann Roof.

Since when do we as
South Carolinians allow
our public decisions to
be dictated by homicidal
maniacs? I felt in 2001,
and feel now, that the
people of South Carolina
alone should be allowed
to determine the meaning
of the flag under which
their ancestors fought. I
have no doubt the Republican establishment, who
fear above all things in
this state the voice of the
people, would retreat in
terror should any courageous legislator step up
and propose a referendum.
Richard Hines
Mayesville

Declare independence
To the editor:
Nearly 240 years ago,
our founding fathers
declared our national
independence from Great
Britain. This Fourth of
July, lets declare our
independence from the
meat industry.
More than 60 percent of
U.S. agricultural subsidies pay for meat, dairy,
and egg production.
Fresh fruit and vegetable
farmers receive less than
one percent of the total.
Its time to declare our
independence by stopping
these subsidies.
Our annual medical
care expenditures for
diseases associated with
consumption of animal
products are estimated
at $300 billion. Much of
the cost is borne by our
taxes through Medicare,
Medicaid, Veterans Administration, and Obamacare. Its time to declare
our independence by
taxing animal products to
recover these costs.
Currently, the meat industry is getting Congress
to gut dietary recommendations by a governmentappointed panel of our
nations top nutritionists.
The panel recommended
incorporating reduced
meat consumption and
sustainability of food
sources in our dietary

guidelines. Its time to declare our independence by


telling the meat industry
to butt out of our dietary
guidelines.
In the meantime, each
of us can declare our
personal independence

from the meat industry


by refusing to subsidize
it on our next trip to the
supermarket.
Kent Weaver
Greenville

William Buchheit | The Greer Citizen

A mother leads her child away from a pro-confederate flag rally last Saturday morning
on the statehouse grounds in Columbia.

Support growing
to bring down flag
A survey of South Carolina legislators shows
there is enough support
to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse
grounds if all supporters
cast a vote.
The Post and Courier
newspaper, the South
Carolina Press Association
and The Associated Press
asked all lawmakers how
they intend to vote. At
least 33 senators and 83
House members say the
flag should go.
That appears to meet the
two-thirds majority needed from both chambers to
move the battle flag. That
rule is part of the 2000
compromise that took the
flag off the Statehouse
dome and put a smaller,
square version beside a
monument to Confederate
soldiers.
The flag push follows
the shooting deaths of
nine people at a historic
black church in Charleston on June 17. The pastor, state Sen. Clementa
Pinckney, was among the
dead. The suspect in the
shooting, Dylann Storm
Roof, was shown in photographs brandishing the
flag as a symbol of hate.
Republican Gov. Nikki
Haley called on legislators
a week ago to send the
battle flag to a museum.
While the flag for many
South Carolinians stands
for noble traditions of
history, heritage and ancestry, she said, for many
others its a deeply offensive symbol of a brutally
oppressive past.
The events of the past
week call upon all of us to
look at this in a different
way, she said.
There are currently 123
legislators in the House
and 45 in the Senate.
The
exact
number
needed to pass a bill is
uncertain. The two-thirds
requirement applies to
whoever is present and
voting at the time.
A day after Haley made
her public request, legisla-

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tors overwhelmingly approved a resolution allowing them to add the flag


to their special sessions
agenda. But that doesnt
mean the debate will go
smoothly. Some did not
want to risk harsh words
amid a week of funerals.
Legislators are expected
to return to Columbia on
Monday to consider Haleys budget vetoes and
take up legislation that
would remove the flag.
This is truly a defining
moment for the leadership
of this state and nation
not by mere words but
bold and decisive action,
said Rep. Jerry Govan,
D-Orangeburg, a House
member since 1993.
Like most of the Legislative Black Caucus at the
time, Govan voted against
the 2000 compromise.
Some legislators responded that they would
not weigh in until after
the funerals for all nine
victims.
Others say theyre still
undecided.
Rep. Bill Taylor, R-Aiken, said he wont take a
position until a proposal
comes before him for a
vote. Two bills have been
filed in the House. Both
were sent through the
committee process.
I dont vote on hypotheticals, Taylor said.
Undoubtedly, there will
be amendments and compromises to the bills filed.
When it all becomes more
clear, Ill make a decision.
The Senate decided to
take a quicker route, sending a bipartisan bill introduced in that chamber
straight to the floor for
debate.
GOP Sen. Kevin Bryant,
R-Anderson, is among legislators saying the Charles-

ton massacre followed


by an outpouring of forgiveness from the victims
families changed his
opinion on the flag.
Its a testament to Pinckney that the shooter so
evil and full of hate was offered forgiveness and the
light of Christ by the very
people whom he sought to
destroy, Bryant said. Sen.
Pinckney is no longer with
us, yet his message of love
and forgiveness is strong
in South Carolina.
Roof, 21, is jailed on
nine murder charges for
the shooting at Emanuel
African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Two proposals to remove the flag would send
it to the state Confederate
Relic Room & Military Museum. A third simply takes
it down. Some legislators
are looking for an alternative.
I dont see it as just a
leave-it-up or take-it-down
scenario, said Rep. Gary
Simrill, R-Rock Hill.
Possibilities under discussion include putting
the state flag on the 30foot pole, replacing the
current battle flag with
one that looks nothing like
it and was unique to South
Carolina soldiers, and being specific on what will
be displayed at the Confederate Relic museum.
Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, said the flag flying
now has to come down.
After
what
happened
in Charleston, everyone
should understand why
that flag is offensive, he
said.
But some of us who
would like to see some
way for well-meaning, nonracist people who want to
remember their relatives
to continue to do that, he
said.

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NEWS

THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

Shelter construction progresses


BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
The foundation for the
Greer Shelter to Empower
People (STEP) has been laid
and the walls have gone
up, keeping the intended
fall opening within reach
although the fundraising
efforts continue.
We dont believe that
were going to have to stop
construction. I believe the
building will completely be
in the dry and sealed up in
probably about a month
or so. And were still on
target for opening this
fall, said Adam Wickliffe,
chairman of the Board of
Directors at Daily Bread
Ministries.
A total of $460,000 was
needed to complete quadraplex, but Wickliffe said
that with the assistance
of grants they are close to
reaching that goal.
Were still actively fundraising. We have a couple
of grants that are pending,
that arent finalized yet so
we cant talk about those,

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greers Shelter to Empower People homeless shelter is on schedule to open in the fall. A
total of $460,000 was needed to complete the facility, most of which has been raised.
but we are still actively
fundraising. We havent
raised all the funds that
we need to complete construction, even though we
are close, he said.
Once the shelter is built,
a commission board made
up of three individuals

will handle the admissions


process, likely including
the director, a minister
and a licensed counselor.
Thus far, two of the three
commission
positions
have been filled, according
to Wickliffe.
We have a lot of quali-

fied people on the Board of


Directors for Daily Bread
Ministries, and some of
those people would also
be able to serve on that
commission as needed,
Wickliffe said. Right now,
two of the three positions
are definitely filled, but

CHURCH
NEWS

board members could fill


in, in the interim.
Although the application requirements havent
yet been fully established,
once the facility opens,
Wickliffe expects there
will be a waiting list.
We havent opened up
the application process
yet, he said. Were still
finalizing some of the
processes for how the
program will operate and
some of the qualifications
for entering the program,
but we anticipate that we
will have that application
process open, and we honestly expect there to be a
waiting list almost immediately.
Prospective donors can
visit Greer Steps GoFundMe.org page, greersoupkitchen.com,
GreerStep.
org or by mail to P.O. Box
2344 Greer, S.C. 29652
with Square Feet in memo
line and made out to Daily
Bread Ministry.

ABNER CREEK DRAMA


CAMP IS AUG. 3-7

Abner Creek Baptist


Church will host a kids
summer Drama Camp August 37 from 8:30 a.m.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 activities including crafts,
snacks, playtime, musical
rehearsals and more.
The childrens drama
performance of Splash
Kingdom will be held Sunday, August 9 at 6 p.m. in
the worship center. To register your child for Drama
Camp visit abnercreekbaptist.com and pay online.
Drama Camp will be held
on the church campus at
2461 Abner Creek Road,
Greer, 877-6604.

airwin@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

THREE RIVERS VOLUNTEER


DINNER WILL BE JULY 10

Contestants deliver patriotic performances


BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
Despite getting a late
start due to rain, the Greer
Idol and Greer Idol Teen
contestants took the stage
at Freedom Blast on Saturday, delivering their best
renditions of patriotic
tunes.
The Greer Idol Teen
competition now consists
of only females, but Saturday proved that variety
remains intact as each
teen lent a unique tone
and vibrato to their performance.
Anna McClear was the
first of six Greer Idol Teen
contestants to perform,
appropriately kicking of
the event with The StarSpangled Banner, bringing the crowd to their
feet in honor of veterans.
In her raspy tone, Zelena
Hull sang the Dixie Chicks
Travelin Soldier, and
14-year-old Ronnie Teems
strong voice belted out
Brittini Blacks America.
Allison Watts, whose sister won Greer Idol Teen a
few years ago, performed
Cheryl Wrights Bumper of my SUV. Allison

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer Idol continued with performances at the citys


annual Freedom Blast celebration over the weekend.
was followed by Lauren
Blackwells performance
of American Girl and
Keydria Martinez concluded the teen performances
with Carrie Underwoods
Before He Cheats.
Once results were tallied, as of Tuesday, Allision Watts didnt receive
enough votes to remain in

the competition. McClear,


Hull, Teems, Blackwell and
Martinez will return to
compete on July 3.
Five adult contestants
perform
at
Freedom
Blasts Greer Idol, all of
whom gave memorable
performances.
Following suit, the Greer
Idol
competition
was

also kicked off with The


Star-Spangled
Banner,
performed by the strong
vocals of Mike Patterson.
Megan Watts, teen contestant Allisons sister, was
the first performer that
day to play an instrument
during her performance.
Megan played guitar and
performed an original
song that she also performed when she was a
teen contestant. Megans
father was serving in Afghanistan when she performed the song as a teen,
but he was able to see her
perform the original piece
on Saturday.
Felicia Owens sang God
Bless the USA, and Amber
Lavalley sang XXXs and
OOOs. Joe Blaso concluded the competition and
was the second competitor
to play guitar during his
performance. Blaso sang
Aint That America.
All of the adult competitors who performed
at Freedom Blast will continue in the competition.
Adult competitor Walt
Brown was removed from
the competition due to
absence. However, judges
voted to save a former

HOME: Will provide roof for mother, two children


big team of construction
workers out here wanting
to rush through it. These
people are actually taking
their time and they want
the quality of it to be as
good as I want it to be.
Were a big family, she
added. I had to thank
them before we even got
started because its hot
out here and they could
be doing anything. Theyre
giving up their time to
come do something for
me and my kids, and that
means a lot.

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who initiated this Habitat


for Humanity organization
and we give thanks for all
his faithfulness throughout 30 years.
Greene said it was surreal to see construction
finally begin.
Its an awesome feeling, Greene said. Ive
been smiling for months
now. The wall raising ceremony was like confirmation for me. It was like,
this is actually happening.
Im just blessed.
Mother of an 8-yearold son and a 6-year-old
daughter, Greene draws
inspiration from her own
family.
My mom, who was a
single mom of three, is
my biggest inspiration,
Greene said. She always
made sure we had a nice
neighborhood to play in
and a decent home, so I
wanted to do the same for
my kids.
Getting to this point was
not easy, however.
Its been a little challenging, she said. You
have to juggle your everyday life to try to make
sure youre meeting the
requirements.
Id rather have a habitat home than a home Im
having to go sit down and
sign papers for at the end
of the day, Greene said.
You can actually feel the
love and the care put into
the home.
Austin Rose and Jeremy
Long, volunteers from
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, worked alongside Greene Thursday afternoon.
This is awesome, Long
said. We do three tor four
habitat events each year

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Dozens of people, including Bank of of America volunteer


Sandy Upton (above) made progress on the 330th
Greenville Habitat home last week.
and this one is special because its the 330th build
and were out here with
the future homeowner. A
lot of times well come out
here and theyre not able
to be out on the same day,
but its really nice being
able to work side-by-side
with them.
Rose, who worked on
the house across the street
from Greenes last year,
said he is always happy to
give back.
Its a lot different
than last time, he said.
Last time, we were just
painting. This time, were

building the base. Its just


encouraging to see everybody working together.
Although
volunteers
may enter the project with
a range of experience, experts are on site to make
sure the job gets done
right.
They really help you
and show you what to do,
Greene said. Of course,
youre going to want everything to be perfect, but
the best part about this is
that these volunteers are
actually doing it for me.
It makes me feel so good.
Its not like youve got a

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Three Rivers Baptist Association will host a BBQ


dinner for those who volunteered in the construction of the TRBA Mission
Center on Friday, July 10.
Those who volunteered
are asked to RSVP by July
7 by calling Three Rivers
Baptist Association at 8349635.

competitor Will Rawls,


who will return to perform
on July 3.
The Greer Idol Teen and
Greer Idol competitions
will continue on Friday,
July 3, at 6 p.m. as part of
Tunes on Trade with The
Flashbacks
performing.
Tunes on Trade continues
on July 10 with The Shag
Doctorz and July 17 with
Jim Quick and Coastline.
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The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

Evelyn H. Fletcher

Dorothy T. Adams
Dorothy Dot Taylor
Adams, 89, widow of David Claude Adams, died
June 28, 2015, at Manning
Place.
A native of Spartanburg
County, daughter of the
late Albert Columbus and
Nammie Mae Hutchinson
Taylor, she was a retired
employee of Steel Heddle
Corporation and a lifelong
member of Victor Baptist
Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Jane Salzer (John) of
Lutz, Florida; one sisterin-law, Kathleen Taylor
of Greenville; one niece,
Kathy Anderson (Steve) of
Greenville and one greatniece, Elliott Bridges (Dr.
Keith) of Columbia.
Mrs. Adams was predeceased by one son, Thomas
R. Fisher, and one brother,
William L. Taylor.
Special thank you to
Spartanburg
Regional
Hospice Staff with special
mention to Hospice nurse
Debbie, Manning Place,
ALC which she loved to
live and loved the staff
who cared for her. Also,
friends and neighbors, Les
and Nora Fiske and Ramon
Perez family.
Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Mortuary
conducted by Rev. Ken
Vickery. Burial will follow
in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be held
12:30-1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Mortuary.
Memorials may be made
to Victor Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 1147, Greer, SC
29652 or Spartanburg Regional Hospice, 686 Jeff
Davis Drive, Spartanburg,
SC 29303.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

Betty J. Elder
Betty Joyce Holloway
Elder, 82, died June 26,
2015, at Greer Memorial
Hospital.
A native of Greenville
County, daughter of the
late Clifford and Sue
Brown Holloway, she was
a retired employee of Upstate Dialysis and a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Leon Elder
of the home; three daughters, Teresa Anne Brett
(David) of Magnolia, Texas,
Sheila E. Ray (Markham) of
Peachtree Corners, Georgia and Angela E. Perry
(Richard) of Johns Creek,
Georgia; one brother, Tommy Holloway of Toccoa,
Georgia; one sister, Geraldine Parrish of Inman;
six grandchildren, Jeremy
Brett (Kaylee), Christopher
Brett (Keely), Michael Ray,
Daniel Ray, Joshua Perry
and Noah Perry and two
great-grandchildren, Tiffany Brett and Everly Brett.
Mrs. Elder was predeceased by one brother,
Gary Holloway and one
sister, Debbie Fricks.
Funeral services were
held at 2 p.m. Monday at
Wood Mortuary conducted
by Dr. Ralph Carter. Burial
followed in Mountain View
Cemetery.
Visitation
was
held
noon-1:45 p.m. Monday at
Wood Mortuary.
The family is at the
home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
to Brushy Creek Baptist
Church, 4999 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC
29687.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com

Evelyn Elizabeth Hayes


Fletcher, 91, widow of
Charles Richard Fletcher,
died June 24, 2015 at
White Oak Manor.
A native of Greenville
County, daughter of the
late James Henry and Lillie Stansell Hayes a retired
employee of GreenvilleSpartanburg Airport and
a member of Northwood
Baptist Church.
Surviving are one brother, Gerald Hayes of Tennessee and two sisters,
Faye Hayes Wilson of
Greenville and Nell Inghram of Lancaster.
Mrs. Fletcher was predeceased by one son, Dean
Fletcher and six brothers.
A private burial will be
held at Wood Memorial
Park.
The families are at their
respective homes.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

Jeanette H. Kirby
Jeanette Howell Kirby,
93, widow of the late Rev.
Charles Walter Kirby, went
home to be with her Lord
and loved ones, June 29,
2015, at the McCall Hospice House.
A native of Spartanburg
County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and
Beulah Moon Howell, a
graduate of Holly Springs
High School, a homemaker, seamstress, a Sunday
School teacher, and was a
member of Brushy Creek
Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons,
Lloyd C. Kirby (Kay) and
Kenneth R. Kirby (Peggy)
both of Landrum; two
daughters, Linda Kirby Underwood (Pete) and Kathy
K. Anders (Sonny) both of
Greer; five grandchildren;
one predeceased grandson; and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Wood Mortuary chapel, conducted by
Dr. Ralph Carter and Dr.
Howard Foster. Burial will
follow in Hillcrest Memory
Gardens.
Visitation will be held
from
noon-1:45
p.m.
Thursday at the mortuary
prior to the service.
The family is at their respective homes.
The family would like
to thank the nurses at the
Greenville Memorial Hospital and the Staff at McCall Hospice House.
Memorials may be made
to McCall Hospice House,
1836 W. Georgia Road,
Simpsonville, SC 29680.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

Henry William Wright

After leaving the Navy,


he graduated from Southeastern College of the
Assemblies of God (now
Southeastern University)
in Lakeland, Florida. He
was an Assembly of God
pastor for over 60 years
serving churches from
the North Carolina Outer
Banks to the North Carolina mountains and upstate
of South Carolina.
In 1966, he and his family moved to Greer, where
he served First Assembly
of God for almost thirty
years. He was Chaplain of
the Greer Fire Department
as well as the SC State Firefighters Association.
He had a special place in
his heart for Home Missions work, especially
work among Americas Native American population.
He enjoyed doing handyman jobs for family and
friends. Other than playing with his grandsons, he
was never happier than if
he had a tool in his hands.
He loved listening to religious and Celtic music
and watching movies from
the 20s, 30s and 40s.
He was smitten with his
grandsons who loved and
served him well right up to
the end. He said his older
grandson,
grabbed
my finger and stole my
heart upon their first
meeting. In the waning
days of his life, he was eager to hear of his youngest grandsons day-to-day
exploration of faith and
doctrine and was blessed
to know both young men
love the Lord.
He loved and appreciated both sons-in-law for
the kind and sacrificial
ways they served him, especially after his wifes
death in 2010.
His wife of 61 years,
Anne Chambers Perry
Wright, his parents, H. W.
Wright, Sr. and Elva Elizabeth Mitchell Wright Folk,
his wonderful stepfather,
Pressley K. Folk, and his
brother, Milton Lee Wright,
predeceased him.
He is survived by his
children: Lloyd Wright,
Carol Anne (Jeffrey) Swett,
Beth Lyn (Guy) Creasy, as
well as his grandsons, William and Isaac Swett, all of
Greenville County.
He is also survived by a
brother, Thomas (Frank)
Wright, and sisters, Elizabeth Basnight and Rose
Waller, all of the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area.
In lieu of flowers, please
show love and appreciation to your own pastor
and ask what you can do
for him.
You may also make donations to any of the following organizations in
his honor:
All Tribes Assembly of
God, 1710 West Highland
Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015
to support their ministry
to Native Americans.
The SC State Firefighters Association Scholarship Fund via: SC State
Firefighters Foundation,
PO Box 211725, Columbia,
SC 29221
Miracle Hill Ministries:
miraclehill.org/make-adonation.
The American Leprosy
Mission for Nepal earthquake relief: leprosy.org.

Veteran

Rev.
Henry
William
Wright, 88, of Bendingwood
Circle,
Taylors,
SC, passed
away in the loving care of his
family and the
staff of Gentiva Hospice
Care on Sunday, June 14,
2015, at 11:58 a.m.
Trinity Fellowship, 3610
Brushy Creek Road, Greer,
hosted his 2 p.m. memorial service on Saturday,
June 27, 2015. A private
cremains committal followed the service. Rev. Lee
Athey will officiate.
His
often-expressed
wish was to share a Sunday morning sermon, say
the benediction, sit in his
pulpit chair and slip away
to Heaven. Those present
noted the time of his death
and shared a chucklejust
in time for the benediction.
Mr. Wright was born in
Alligator (Tyrrell County),
North Carolina. He served
in the U.S. Navy at the
end of WWII on board the
Gearing Class Destroyer
U.S.S. Kenneth D. Bailey.
Because he was on board
the U.S.S. Baileys maiden
voyage, he is a Certified
Plank Owner.

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Warm 4th of July weekend weather


After a warm week with scattered thunderstorms, we will see warm weather continue
this weekend with scattered thunderstorms on
Saturday and Sunday. Partly sunny skies will
stay with us for the remainder of the week
as temperatures remain near 90 degrees with
chances for afternoon rain and thunderstorms.
Highs on Saturday and Sunday will stay in the
low 90s with overnight lows near 70. Have a
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DUNCAN: Management change nixed


FROM PAGE ONE

was sought from business


owners with one person in
favor of the ordinance and
four speaking out against
it, according to Duncan
Mayor Lisa Scott. After
discussions in September
and October, the ordinance was passed on first
reading at the Dec. 9 council meeting. The motion
to adopt the ordinance on
second reading in January
failed to get a second, so
the matter was finalized
during the special called
meeting last month.
There were really no
complaints about smoking. Its just a known fact
that smoking is something
that causes cancer and its
not healthy. And we just
wanted to encourage our
citizens to be healthy,
Scott said.
Council member Shirley
Clopton cast the only dissenting vote.
When we had the first
reading on it, I voted for it.
And I was basing my vote
on the fact that Ive been
a nurse for 45 years and I
know the harmful effects
of smoking, she said.
After that vote, Clopton talked with business
owners who did not think
smoking was a problem
for the town.
I thought it was going to
be a little more of a hardship on the police to have
something else to have to
enforceI just dont see
it as a huge problem [in]
our businesses. I am opposed to smoking at the
water park and park areas
where there are children.
My understanding when
we were talking about it
is that we could regulate
that without regulating
the businesses. I think our
businesses in Duncan do a
fine job of regulating their
own smoking..., she said.
Penalties for a person
who smokes in an area
where it is prohibited include a $75 fine for first
offense; $150 for second;
and up to $500 for third.
A person who owns, manages, operates or otherwise controls (a business)
if there are four or more
violations for that one individual or business, then
their business license can
be revoked, Scott said.
The ordinance can be
enforced by the police department, fire marshall, a
manager or an employee

of an establishment, or a
citizen who desires to register a complaint may do
so with the city administrators office. It will not
be enforced until we get
the signage completely
out, said Scott, adding
that the signs are expected to be in place within a
couple of weeks.
I just think its bad for
a town to allow something
to happen that in publicnot in private, but in
publicplaces, thats very
negative when you want to
promote an active, healthy
lifestyle, Scott said.
She said the town is also
looking at creating walking trails and, in conjunction with the Spartanburg
County Recreation Department, renovating the Byrnes Mile the section of
sidewalks on Main Street
from Town Hall to Byrnes
High School.
Were going to have,
along the way, these little
whistle stops. They are going to be places where you
can sit and rest. It will be a
little beautified area. One
or two of the places may
have a water fountain.
They are going to have a
bench, a tree Its going
to be nice when its completed, Scott said.
Initially,
the
Byrnes
Mile will have five stops
with the goal of 20 total
once completed. Some of
the stops will be located
on town rights-of-ways,
some on school property
and the remainder leased
from property owners. A
groundbreaking will be announced after Spartanburg
County has completed its
budget.

OTHER ACTION

Council voted against


an ordinance amendment
(2-2) that would require
police and fire chiefs to
report to the town administrator.
I just felt like it would
be good if everyone was

under one person to be accountable to. Its just like


management, said Scott,
who made the motion. As
it stands and as it is, the
fire chief and the police
chief serve at the pleasure
of the council, so they report to us.
Part-time town administrator Doug Burns works
at Duncan Town Hall on
Wednesday
afternoons
and all day Thursdays.
The mayor believes the
chiefs would have more
access to the administrator than part-time council
members could provide.
I dont know that we
as council not being full
time, not being here and
present that we all are
aware of everything thats
going on with those two
departmentsand thats
neither good nor bad, she
said.
Clopton voted for the
amendment.
Council
members Jason Shuler
and Keith Vaughn voted
against the measure. Council member James Waddell
was absent.
I just think all of the departments should be under the town administrator so theres no problem
with who you report to. It
has absolutely nothing to
do with any kind of performance or anything with
the police department or
fire department, Clopton
said. I just think its just
a better, tight-fit way of
doing things. Everybody
knows who everybody reports to, and I like it better
that way.
According to Scott, the
issue can be brought back
before council by someone
who was not at the meetingWaddell or incoming
council member Calvin
Cowen, who will be sworn
in this month, replacing
Shuler on council.
I would like to see it addressed again, She said.
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The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

A9

Area youth become first-class citizens


BY JULIE HOLCOMBE
STAFF WRITER
Some had just found
their way into middle
school when the summer
began. Others were looking forward to a new journey in high school after
summers end.
Last Friday, together,
they became graduates.
The group of 14 boys
from five area middle
schools became Echo
Class, the first graduates
of the Greer Police Departments Youth Citizens Police Academy (YCPA).
Led by GPD officers
Wright, SRO Joel Galli, and
Shandrell Holcombe, under the leadership of Lt.
Jimmy Holcombe, the program was designed to engage the youth in the community in a positive way
by teaching them leadership and pride.
We wanted to reach
out to some of the good
kids that sometimes fall
through the cracks, said
instructor and school
resource officer Ashley
Wright. They have grown
tremendously. Some knew
each other, most did not.
But they learned how to
work together as a team.
Assisted by the GPD
Citizens Police Academy
Alumni Association, the
two-week course offered
physical training exercises, classroom instruction,
and field trips to the University of South CarolinaUpstate ropes course and
the Police Academy in Columbia. Students participated in sessions ranging
from courtroom law and
gangs to traffic and crime
scene investigation.
This (program) focuses
on the positive things that
youth do and the positive characteristics of our
youth, Greer Police Chief
Dan Reynolds said. Very
seldom do we get the opportunity to show what
our youth accomplish.
The course culminated
in a special graduation
ceremony, modeled after
the police academy, which
students practiced during
the camp with marching
drills. Each cadet received
a certificate, and special
award recipients received
challenge coins.
Jacob Barnett received
the Overall Award for testing achievement and demonstrating assistance and
encouragement to classmates.
On the ropes course,
we had to work together
to get through, said Barnett, a 14-year-old Riverside Middle student. We
couldnt not be friends.

ECHO GRADUATES
Michael Alexander
Jacob Barnett
Judah Caraway
Drew Childers
Quantavious Cohen
Kenny Colon Echevarria
Kevin Colon Echevarria
Mike McDowell
Christopher Perez Santana
Dylan Sheltra
Najawuan Smith
Giovanny Suarez
David Trevino
Nicholas Yonkin

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Echo class graduates stand at attention at the conclusion of their ceremony. Back row, from left: Christopher Perez
Santana, Quantavious Cohen, Mike McDowell, Giovanny Suarez, Judah Caraway, Dylan Sheltra and Michael Alexander.
Front row, from left: Nicholas Yonkin, Drew Childers, Kevin Colon Echevarra, Kenny Colon Echevarria, David Trevino,
Najawuan Smith and Jacob Barnett.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

A graduation ceremony followed two weeks of classes and training for the first group of students to participate
in the Youth Citizens Police Academy. Clockwise from top left: Najawuan Smith receives a physical training award
from School Resource Officer Ashley Wright; Wright shakes Jacob Barnetts hand following his overall award; Echo
class leader Christopher Perez Santana looks at his awards after the graduation; and graduates Smith (middle)
and Quantavious Cohen share a laugh with Greer High coach Thomas Wilkes following the ceremony.
We had to be friends to get
things done.
Christopher Perez Santana as Class Leader and
Quantavious Cohen as
Assistant Class Leader
shared responsibilities as
flag bearers for the ceremony.
It taught us how we can

come together. Im looking


forward to learning how
to become better leaders,
Cohen said.
Nicholas Yonkin was
recognized as Most Improved, Najawuan Smith
and Cohen shared the
Physical Training Award,
and Drew Childers was

honored for the highest


Academic achievement.

LASTING IMPACT

Organizers, instructors
and parents hope the impact of YCPA will last long
after summer ends.
The greatest reward
for me was when one par-

ent said in just two weeks


she had seen a difference
in her son, Officer Shandrell Holcombe said. We
always required them to
do what is right.
He recalled how his class
demonstrated that virtue
during a physical training outing. The students

Suspects sought in Target store thefts


Greer Police are investigating at least five cases of
shoplifting at Target, 6025
West Wade Hampton Blvd.
According to the Greer
Police incident report, the
first case occurred on June
1, when a white male subject entered the fire/emergency door, took a 39-inch
T.V. and exited through
the fire door and got
into a dark Honda Sedan.
While that event was taking place, a white woman
stole a 32-inch T.V. and
exited through the emergency door, getting into
the same car.
On June 9, two white
females entered the store
and stole a home security
system and speakers. They
left in a silver Honda Pilot.
The following day, three
suspects stole another T.V.
and some clothes from the
store.
On Saturday, June 13,
the stores loss prevention
officer caught some of the
suspects about to steal
more clothes and electronics. She asked one of
the women to come with
her to her office. When
that subject became combative, she tried to handcuff her. The suspect began screaming and pulled
away before running out
of the store and driving
off in a silver SUV.
If you have any information on these crimes or
suspects, please call Greer
Police.

Andrew J. Johnson

POLICE SEEK SUSPECT


IN SHOOTING, ROBBERY

BY FOX CAROLINA
NEWS PARTNER

On Tuesday, Greer police


asked for the publics help
tracking down Andrew Jacob Johnson, who is wanted for burglary, attempted
murder and possession of
a weapon during a violent
crime. Police said Johnson
also has other active warrants in several Upstate
jurisdictions.
Police said Johnson was
involved in a June 18 incident inside a home on
Pelham Street in which a
man was shot in the side
of the head and the rib
cage after armed intruders
broke into the house. Police reports indicate multiple suspects broke into
the home, began shouting
at the victim about money
and then opened fire. A
pregnant woman and a
five-month-old baby were

in the same room when


the shooting happened.
Police said Johnson, 31,
has a Fairview Road address in Gray Court and
works in the area in the
residential construction
industry. Johnson may
be in the company of a
family member or with
an unidentified female,
who police described as
slender with brown hair.
Johnson may be in a 2009
maroon Ford Taurus with
SC license plate KRN-833,
police said.

CRIME REPORT

(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.)

ASSAULT AND BATTERY

Joel Lewis Owensby,


of 542 E. Airport Road,
Greer, was arrested
Tuesday and charged with
assault and battery third
degree after police say he
inappropriately touched
a female sales associate
from a local car dealership.
According to a release
from the Spartanburg
County Sheriffs office, the

incident occurred on Friday, June 12, at the intersection of Victor Avenue


Extension and McElrath
Road, after the victim and
suspect left Dick Brooks
Pre-Owned Cars on a test
drive.
An incident report states
the suspect identified
himself to victim and told
her where he was employed. Victim alleges suspect touched her inappropriately
According to police, the
victim immediately filed a
report once she got back
to the dealership. Detailed
statements were taken
from the victim and witnesses by an investigator
with the Special Victims
Unit. Police say the investigator also interviewed the
suspect after he retained
an attorney, and the suspect partially confessed to
victims allegations.The
investigator presented the
findings of the investigation to a magistrate judge
on Monday, who found
probable cause to issue a
warrant.
According to authorities, the suspect has been
released from the detention facility on a $2,000
surety bond.

ASSAULT & BATTERY

Anthony Miller, 42, of


207 Justin Dr. 37, Greer,
is wanted for assault and
battery (second).
According to an incident
report supplied by Greer
Police, officers responded

to Sunnyside Circle in response to an assault.


The complainant said
Miller had knocked on his
door around 3 a.m. and
hit him repeatedly in the
face when he opened it.
The complainant acknowledged he knew Miller, but
said theyd never had an
incident like this. The
complainant
suffered
swelling, loose teeth and a
cut in the attack.
The case remains active
pending Millers arrest.

CDV

Anthony M. Woods, 40,


of 329 East Fox Ridge
Drive, Lyman, is wanted
for criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
According to a Greer
Police incident report, an
officer arrived at an address on Biblebrook Drive
in reference to a domestic
violence complaint.
Upon arrival, the complainant stated Woods
had come to the residence
to retrieve his belongings
and, when she was bringing them outside, attacked
her. She said Woods
grabbed her around the
neck and choked her,
punching her in the arm
and pulling several hairpieces from her head. She
said he threatened her and
then left when she called
police.
Photographs were taken
to document the attack,
and a warrant is pending
for the incident.

found a phone left on a


bench and quickly decided
to try to find the owner.
Holcombe hopes the
family-like relationships
built during the academy
will help keep communication lines open between
the officers and the community youth so the department will not have to
meet them in another capacity later in life.
I had a blast (as an instructor), he said. Like
they say, people dont care
how much you know until
they know how much you
care.
Parents echoed the instructors sentiments.
He was reluctant at
first to join, but when he
got picked, he was excited
and enjoyed every day,
said Heidi Yonkin, mother
of Nicholas, who is now
considering policing as a
career.
(The GPD) did a great
job. I wish they had this a
few years ago for my older
son, said Tanika Wallace,
mother of Greer Middle
School student Mike McDowell. It gives them a
kick start to go share with
their friends to continue
to be leaders and not followers. Thats a hard thing
for young teens.
The boys YCPA was
funded through a donation from Phil Carlton of
Carltons Mercedes, and
lunches were provided
fully or in part by several
local restaurants. Donations are still needed and
accepted for the upcoming girls session July 1324 and for future classes.
Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Lt. Holcombe at jholcombe@cityofgreer.org
or drop funds off at the
Greer Police Department.
Each and every (student) gave it their all every
day, Wright said. Today
is one of the most proud
moments of my career.
jholcombe@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

SHOOTING:
Second killing
in a week
FROM PAGE ONE

Matthew was found laying


in the back bedroom.
Authorities made contact with Kenneth, who
said Matthew had been
suffering from mental
health issues, and had
been acting strangely.
Kenneth told officers
Matthew held a knife to
his neck and wanted a
gun that Kenneth keeps
secured in his bedroom
night stand.
During an ensuing altercation involving the firearm, Kenneth stated Matthew cut him several times
and made an attempt to
grab the gun.
A shot was fired, striking Matthew in the chest.
Kenneth stated that
Matthew continued coming at Kenneth with the
knife and Kenneth continued to fire, the report
read.
Kenneth said he fired
at least four or five shots,
before observing Matthew
fall to the ground.
According to Lt. Jim Holcombe with the Greer Police Department, an investigation into the incident
is still ongoing and no
charges have been filed.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

A10

news

the greer citizen

wednesday, july 1, 2015

Photos by
Preston Burch

Freedom Blast brings in patriotic crowd


By Amanda Irwin
Staff Writer
Although Greer City
Halls flag flew at halfmast in honor of the nine
people killed in a recent
shooting in Charleston, enthusiastic patriotism was
undeniable, as hundreds
of civilians, veterans and
active military partook in
Greers Freedom Blast held
at City Park on Saturday.
The DAV honored veterans by conducting a veterans walk and a 21-gun
salute to veterans.
We work with Parks and
Recreation division every
year on setting this thing
up Somebody need to
tell these people, these
children whats going on,
where we went and what
we did to have what they
have today, said Preston
Johnson.
Large patriotic painted
displays served as the
backdrop of the event, and
several military vehicles,
dating back to WWII and
Vietnam, lined Poinsett
Street and captured the attention of several attendees.
The vehicles included a
Bradley, an infantry-fighting vehicle, a Humvee, an
old Navy Jeep from WWII,
a Vietnam Era Jeep, a Halftrack, which is a command
vehicle from WWII, and an
old field kitchen from the
Vietnam Era. However, a
helicopter landing in City
Park was a new welcomed
addition.
Vendors lined the park,
including the DAV, Blood
Connection and a Service
Dogs for Veterans tent.
The Service Dogs for Veterans provides training for
PTSD service dogs in six
months through a series

of dog training workshops


with the veteran and their
dog.
Its important (because)
like that little child there
that was talking about
service dogs, he didnt
know what a service dog
was, and I was telling him
about Toms little dog that
tells him when hes getting
ready to have a seizure,
said Johnson.
Vietnam Era Navy Veteran Bill Brighton serves
as an advocate for the program and assists veterans
in understanding the benefit of a having a service
dog.
Most
organizations,
they train the dog with professionals for 18 months,
at the end of 18 months
the vet and the dog marry,
spend two weeks together
learning the commands,
said Bill Brightman, a veterans advocate with the
program. In our program,
we train the veteran and
the dog in our class.
Service Dogs for Veterans works in partnership with Upstate Warrior
Solution and Leadership
Greer.
The program has placed
two dogs in Greer and
there are currently 15 veteran and dog pairs in the
program. The dogs that
are paired with veterans
are taken from rescues
and shelters.
The program isnt breedspecific, so veterans can
also bring their own dogs
to be evaluated for approval for the program.
For more information
about the Service Dogs for
Veterans program, visit
dogtrainersworkshop.
com.

A military helicopter landed on the Greer City Park lawn during Freedom Blast on Saturday evening. The event offered
several opportunities for attendees to show their appreciation for veterans.

Travis Gilliam and his son, Kingston, enjoy the spray mist
at Greers Freedom Blast.

Keris Garcia enjoys her time during the citys annual Fourth
of July celebration.

Airwin@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Greer residents and city officials took a moment to honor veterans Saturday night during the City of Greers annual Austin Redding puts his skills to the test on the rock
Freedom Blast Celebration. The four-hour festival combined patriotism with live entertainment.
climbing wall Saturday at Greer City Park.

SPORTS

The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

Eagle football turns the page


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
A new chapter began
when Steve Wilson walked
through the doors at Eastside High School, but the
Eagles are still a ways from
where they want to be.
The former Furman assistant coach has the task
of rebuilding a team that
has gone 9-32 during the
past four seasons, but he
believes a new culture can
be formed.
We have a lot of work to
do, he said. Eastside has
not been a very successful
football program for the
last 10 or 12 years, so we
all feel like weve got a big
challenge to get the kids
out there and get the athletes playing football.
Since taking over for Jeff
Thomason, Wilson said he
and his staff have been in
a state of transition.
Im really trying to get
to know my players and
my coaches, Wilson said.
When we went through
spring practice, that was
really my first opportunity
to have everybody together, and I felt good about
the number of kids we had
out there.
Wilson has hired three
new coaches, including offensive coordinator Rich
Hargitt. The Eagles will

BILLY
CANNADA

Raining
for days

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Eagles are heading in a new direction this season, but many offensive and defensive schemes will stay the same
under new head coach Steve Wilson.
run a spread offense and
will base their defense out
of a four-man front.
Thats what I feel comfortable doing and what

I know the best, he said.


Well run a lot of things
out of (the spread and) the
four-man front.
In the past, Eastside has

struggled to see much of a


turnout for football, mainly due to interest in other
sports. Changing that is
going to be difficult, Wil-

son said.
Its going to take a lot
of patience on our part, as
a staff, he said. We have
SEE EAGLES | B4

Greer keeps
streak alive
at invitational
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Both Greer junior legion teams have matchups with Gaffney and Spartanburg remaining
this week.

Post 115 showdown


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Revenge was on the
menu Monday night, as
two rival junior legion
teams squared off in a
double-header rematch at
Stevens Field.
Greer 2 had been bested
by Greer 1 earlier in the
season, but the younger
team flipped the script
this week, defeating its
counterpart by scores of
2-1 and 7-5.
It was a battle from the
mound in game one, as
Mason McGregor (Greer 1)
squared off against Greg
Keilman. Neither pitcher
allowed a run in the first
two innings, but Greer 2
took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third, giving
Keilman a cushion. That
lead was wiped away in
the fifth, as Greer 1 knotted the score. A late run in
seventh inning sealed the
deal for Greer 2, however,
giving the team its fourth
win in five games.

BLAME
CANNADA

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Greer 2 junior legion team got the best of its rival
Monday night, sweeping a double-header with Greer 1.
Keilman struck out three
batters, while McGregor
sat down five.
From the plate, Grant
Belanger and Landon Shaw
had the hot bats for Greer
2, going 2-3 on the night.
Tyler Kruglewicz and Ben-

jamin Arendt each went 23 for Greer 1. Joseph Mershon and Zack Huskamp
finished the game with an
RBI apiece for Greer 2.
Game two provided another tough battle, but a
SEE JUNIOR | B4

Ive told them the

Post 115 flexed its


muscles against some of
the most talented legion
teams in the country last
week, going 3-1 at the Palmetto Invitational.
The Greer American legion senior squad knocked
off tournament host Florence (4-3), Sumter (11-6)
and Raleigh (9-6), before
falling to Newburgh, Indiana, (6-3) on Saturday.
Head coach Paul Kontowsky said it was some of
the toughest competition
his guys had ever seen.
We were in a great
bracket, Kontowsky said.
Florence is the defending
state champions in South
Carolina, Newburgh is the
defending state champ in
Indiana, and Raleigh was
undefeated. It was really
good competition.
These werent playoff
caliber teams, these were
teams that make it to the
regionals and advance
to the World Series, he
said. We played with all
of them, outplayed all of
them, and beat three of
them.
Sean McDermott got the
win on the mound against
Raleigh, pitching seven
innings and striking out
four. Post 115 picked up
12 hits against Florence,
13 hits against Raleigh
and 13 hits against Sumter. Greer has now posted
more than 10 hits in 13 of
its last 14 games.
Having started the season on a four-game losing
streak, Kontowsky said
turning the tide has been
a total team effort.
Everybody is stepping
up, he said. Sean McDer-

whole year, I think


were one of the top
three teams in the
state.
Paul Kontowsky
Head Coach

mott, Alex Williams, Taylor Pattersonevery time


they come to the plate you
expect a hit from them.
Tyler Crowe is the same
way. Were just hitting the
ball.
I had four different
lineups this weekend, and
every lineup I wrote out,
I had a big smile on my
face, Kontowsky said.
When you can do that as
a coach, its just fun. These
kids can play.
A season ago, Greer
squeaked into the playoffs only to be ousted in
the first round. This year,
a first place finish is still
within reach.
We had some kids that
werent as committed last
year, but theyre no longer
with us, he said. It has
changed the whole way
our team looks at everything. Ive told them the
whole year, I think were
one of the top three teams
in the state. We started
off a little slow, but were
starting to show what
were capable of.
Greer matches up with
Spartanburg
tonight
(Wednesday) and will take
on Inman twice on Thursday.

ou havent lived until


youve spent four days
camping in the pouring rain at a Christian
music festival.
Im just kidding.
Your life is perfectly
fine without such a scenario.
In fact, if youve ever
considered camping in the
pouring rain at a Christian
music festival for four
days, let me be the first to
say: Dont. There is no dry
place to hide no haven
to be found.
I blame Ohio. I dont
know what it is about that
state, but it is home to
some of the worst weather Ive ever seen. Have you
ever been in Ohio on a
sunny, 75-degree day?
Yeah, me neither.
But if anybody was
ready for four days of
camping in the rain, it
was me. You see, Ive
been binge-watching
old seasons of the show
Survivor for the past
month and, honestly, I
couldnt wait to spend
a few nights outdoors.
Wed been to the music
festival a number of times
before, and it really is a
lot of fun. There are endless concerts and ways
to entertain yourself, but
this time I was more interested in the camping.
My mom, bless her
heart, loves to camp. But,
she has no sense of what
camping actually means.
You have to remember, Ive been watching
Survivor, so I was ready
to build my own shelter,
start my own fire, kill my
own food and vote somebody off the island. I had
no need for things such
as a tent or a camping
chair. I didnt need coolers and three hot meals
a day and marshmallows
(OK, maybe I did need
marshmallows).
I was wrong.
The thing is, IT WOULD
NOT STOP RAINING...
like ever. It wouldnt even
pretend to stop raining.
The rain would pause for
brief moments, only to
taunt you and return with
vengeance moments later.
This festival is held in an
open field, so needless to
say, there was mud anywhere you walked. By day
two or three, there was
no sense in walking to the
shower trailer. You were
just going to be dirty and
wet and there was nothing
you could do about it.
Shannon and I braved
a few concerts and got to
hear some great music,
but at the end of the day,
dryness (or at least the
little bit of dryness our
tent could offer) took
precedence over entertainment.
I came to this place
wanting to build my own
shelter, but ended up
spending most of my
time on an air mattress
in my tent, hoping to stay
dry while listening to my
ipod.
Not exactly Survivor
material, I know. In fact,
if I could have, I wouldve
voted myself off.

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Busch resurrects season with victory at Sonoma


By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Check the box. Kyle
Busch has a NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series victory.
That simple statement
hardly plumbs the depth
of emotion Kyle Busch was
feeling after winning Sundays Toyota/Save Mart
350 at Sonoma Raceway.
In the first-ever 1-2 finish in the series by the
Busch brothers, Kyle Busch
beat Kurt Busch to the finish line by .532 seconds to
win for the first time since
returning from an 11-race
absence because of a broken right leg and left foot
sustained in a Feb. 21 accident at Daytona International Speedway.

First Busch brothers


1-2, boys, Kyle Busch exulted on his radio after
taking the checkered flag.
Mom and Dad should be
proud.
On Lap 106 of 110,
Kyle Busch muscled Jimmie Johnson out of the
way and took the lead on
the way to his second victory at the 1.99-mile road
course and the 30th of
his career. Johnson had
stayed out on old tires
while Busch joined a parade to pit road for new
rubber after the left rear
wheel assembly separated
from Casey Mears Chevrolet to cause the fifth and
final caution of the race on
Lap 99.
Johnson led the field to

a restart on Lap 104, but


the cars with fresh tires
soon asserted their superiority, with Kurt Busch,
Clint Bowyer, reigning series champion Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano all
following Kyle Busch in
putting the six-time champion behind them.
Kyle Busch restarted seventh and got past Bowyer,
the eventual third-place
finisher, soon thereafter
in heavy traffic at the top
of the hill in Turn 2. Two
laps later, he passed Johnson for the lead.
All told, 46 races had
passed since Kyle Busch
last went to Victory Lane
in NASCARs premier series, including the 11 he
missed because of the

Daytona injuries. Busch


last won at Fontana, Calif.,
on Mar. 23, 2014. The victory extends his streak of
winning at least one race
per year to 11 years.
More significant, the triumph gives Busch the first
element he needs to qualify for the Chase for the
NASCAR Sprint Cup. Busch
also must finish in the top
30 in the series standings
after 26 races in order to
maintain his eligibility for
NASCARs playoff.
With the win, Busch
gained two positions in
the standings to 37th, 136
points behind 30th-place
Cole Whit with 10 races
left in the regular season.
Yeah, we have our work
cut out for us, he said.

We knew we did in the


beginning (after returning
to competition five races
ago), and I knew we put
us in the hole in points.
Its unfortunate that weve
had a couple crashes (in
recent events at Dover and
Michigan).
As much as I can do,
thats what were going to
do. Adam Stevens, this is
his first win as a Cup crew
chief, so this is pretty special. My wife is here, she
flew in this morning. So its
awesome to have her with
us today. Brexton (Buschs
newborn son) is at home,
though. He didnt want to
fly six hours, so we let him
stay at home this time.
This is so cool.
Kurt Busch led a race-

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by empathy for the ordeal
Kyle has endured this season.
It was emotional, Kurt
Busch acknowledged. I
know hes been through
quite a bit; to have your
leg broken, your foot shattered, to never (before) be
injured and out of the car
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

JUNIOR: To wrap up regular season


FROM B1

six-run fourth inning was


too much to overcome
for Greer 1. With the win,
Greer 2 evens the season
series at 2-2.
Greer 2s Hayes Brush
knocked in two runs during his lone at-bat, while
Clark Derrick and Collin
Fowler each recorded a
RBI.
Josh Fenton got the win
on the mound, striking out
five and giving up six hits.
Both Post 115 teams
have only a few games
remaining on the regular
season schedule this season. Greer 2 and Greer 1
will face a slate of games
against Spartanburg and
Gaffney this week, closing

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Both Greer junior legion teams have something to prove


heading into the final week of the regular season.
out the season on July 3.
Greer 1 needs to win its
last four games, having

lost nine of its last 13 contests.

SPORTS
ROUNDUP
YELLOW JACKET
BASKETBALL CAMP

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Offseason action, including 7-on-7 tournament play, is going to be vital for Eastside
this year as the Eagles look to right the ship during a time of transition.

EAGLES: To compete in 7-on-7s


with Woodmont and Christ Church in July
FROM B1

to keep things interesting. We cant do the same


thing everyday. We have
to encourage athletes at
the school that have not
played football to play.
There have to be some
motivational things put in
place to try to get kids to
participate.
The work ethic to improve, however, is there.
The work ethic is good.
Like any place, some kids
work harder than others.
But Im starting to pinpoint leaders and find out
which kids I can depend
on and that work harder
than others, Wilson said.
The work ethic isnt what
it would be at a championship high school or a
program thats won a lot
of games. Gradually, thats
one of the things weve got
to work on.
Wilson said the biggest
task he faces this offseason is finding the players
he needs to run successful
schemes.
We basically know what

On some days, thats an overwhelming


challenge, but were learning more every
time we get together, and were continuing
to work on offensive and defensive
concepts.

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


RETURNS IN JULY

Steve Wilson
Head coach

were going to do schemewise, but we have to find


the players we need to
get it accomplished, Wilson said. On some days,
thats an overwhelming
challenge, but were learning more every time we
get together, and were
continuing to work on offensive and defensive concepts.
Eastside has five 7-on7 tournaments remaining
on the schedule this sum-

mer. The Eagles will compete against teams such


as Woodmont and Christ
Church.
As coaches, we really
just need to show kids
that we care about them,
Wilson said. Its not just
about football. We have to
show them that we care
about their life off the
football field and that we
want them to be successful.

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 13-16.
For both sessions, the
camp will run from 911:30 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 de-

Blanton wins Greater Greer Open


BY STAN OLEJNIK
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
R.J. Blanton and Derrick
Oyervides battled around
the Greer Country Club
course for 18 holes and
then needed one more to
determine the champion
in this years Greater Greer
Open.
Blanton shot a 4-under
par 68 to open the tournament, holding on for the
win.
Oyervides was in second
place, four shots behind
the leader, going into the
second round.
In the second round,
Blantons game was not as
sharp.
I was hitting the ball
pretty good, but I had
some bad holes, he said.
The good thing is I was
able to bounce back from
them very quickly, said
Blanton.
One example was when
he double bogeyed the
sixth hole. He got one of
the shots back on the very
next hole with a good birdie on number seven.
I think that helped me
keep things going, being
able to get that birdie especially set the tone for
the entire round for me,
he said.
Both golfers were tied
going to the always-tricky
par-3 17th hole at Greer.
Blanton had to scramble
again to make a par while
Oyervides struggled.
I pulled it left and
missed a makeable putt
for par, said Oyervides. I
just missed it, he said. On
the final hole, the power

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R.J. Blanton took top honors at the Greater Greer Open


at Greer Country Club over the weekend.
both golfers brought to
the course was evident.
They both blasted long
drives up the tight fairway
on the last hole.
Blanton hit his approach
shot to within about 12
feet setting a possible winning birdie.
Oyervides tee shot got
within 20 yards of the
green and then rolled his
pitch to within about 15
feet of the pin.
Oyervides needed a

birdie to tie Blanton and


force extra holes. His putt
was the perfect speed and
rolled into the dead center
of the cup.
Blantons putt was a
little shorter, but it just
missed sending the two
into the playoff.
Playing the 18th hole
as the first playoff hole,
both golfers again hit long
drives. Each golfers second shot was a mirror of
the other and they both

had 10 foot birdie putts


almost on the same line.
Oyervides putted first and
saw his effort miss.
Blanton, who was getting a second chance to
win the tournament on the
18th hole, took advantage
of the read from Oyervides putt and rolled in
his birdie.
This was the second
time I played here and I
really enjoy the course. It
was in great shape and it
is fun to play, said the
champion.
Blanton is a rising junior
at Clemson and played
high school golf at Gaffney.
I played well getting up
and down and I never let
a bad hole get the best of
me, said the new champion.
Oyervides didnt get the
win, but just being on the
course again was a victory of sorts for the Greer
golfer.
Ive had three surgeries
on my knees and I honestly didnt know if I would
ever be able to play again,
he said. Finishing second
wasnt as important as being able to play and compete, said Oyervides.
Kevin Yancar and Cory
Taylor finished in a tie for
third place. Garland Ferrell finished in fifth.
Flight winners included,
First Flight - Jason Mosley,
Second Flight - Bo Ream,
Third Flight - A.J. Thomas.
Zach Bostic made a holein-one in the first round.
He aced the 148-yard
fourth hole using a 8-iron.

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

SAILing for perfection


A swimmer from Silverleaf works on his breaststroke
during a recent practice session.
pending 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.

GREENVILLE COUNTY REC


SURVEY OPEN UNTIL JULY
9

Greenville County Rec


is asking residents from
across the county to take
the needs assessment survey before July 9.
The online will help the
department decide which
parks and programs to offer the community.
Visit greenvillerec.com
for more information.

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The Pavilion will offer


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Camps are available for
one-week, three-week or
five-week sessions.
Rising Stars for children ages 4-8 is offered
Mondays,
Wednesdays
and Fridays from 8-9 p.m.
Remaining dates for the
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A complaint has been
brought before the Code
Enforcement Division of a
dangerous, unsanitary, and
unsafe structure located at
the following location: 103

McDade Avenue, Greer, SC


BB# G018.00-04-033.01.
Any persons having interest
in this property, or knowledge
of the property owner(s),
should contact the GCRA at
864-242-9801, ext. 117 on
or before July 31, 2015. A
lien for all costs related to
demolition will be led in the
Register of Deeds ofce in
Greenville County.

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A public hearing will be held
July 20, 2015 at 5:30pm by
Spartanburg County Council .
Greer Dragway is requesting
to have a drag race on Aug 8
& 22, 2015. The events will
be held at 1792 Dragway Rd.
The requested exclusion is to
run cars without mufers and
extend curfew to 12am.

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Notice is hereby given that


DOCS PLACE, LLC., intends
to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue
for a license/permit that will
allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER/
WINE at 311 LISTER ROAD,
GREER, SC 29651. To object
to the issuance of this permit/
license, written protest must
be postmarked no later than
July 17, 2015.
For a protest to be valid, it
must be in writing, and should
include the following information:
(1) the name, address and
telephone number of the person ling the protest;
(2) the specic reasons why
the application should be denied;
(3) that the person protesting
is willing to attend a hearing
(if one is requested by the applicant);
(4) that the person protesting
resides in the same county
where the proposed place of
business is located or within
ve miles of the business;
and,
(5) the name of the applicant
and the address of the premises to be licensed.
Protests must be mailed to:
S. C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box
125, Columbia, SC 29214; or
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JIMMY FINGERS, LLC d.b.a.
JIMMYS intends to apply
to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a
license/permit that will allow
the sale and OFF premises
consumption of LIQUOR at
1013 W WADE HAMPTON
BLVD, GREER, SC 29650. To
object to the issuance of this
permit/license, written protest
must be postmarked no later
than July 10, 2015.
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must be in writing, and should
include the following information:
(1) the name, address and
telephone number of the person ling the protest;
(2) the specic reasons why
the application should be denied;
(3) that the person protesting
is willing to attend a hearing
(if one is requested by the applicant);
(4) that the person protesting
resides in the same county
where the proposed place of
business is located or within
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and,
(5) the name of the applicant
and the address of the premises to be licensed.
Protests must be mailed to:
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125, Columbia, SC 29214; or
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July 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM.
Sale is cash only. Sale will
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South in Greer.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

Miss Upstate Teen Armani Latimer performs a dance routine during Friday
nights pageant. Latimer finished second runner-up.
Miss Greater Greer Teen Emma Kate Rhymer
walks away after introducing herself at the
beginning of Fridays Miss SC Teen pageant.

Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen Aleina Griffin


introduces herself at the start of Fridays Miss
SC Teen pageant.

Miss Greenville County


named Miss South Carolina
Teen Pageant Photos | William Buchheit

Dial will
compete for
Miss America
BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
Beating out 54 other
contestants, Miss Greenville County Daja Dial was
crowned Miss South Carolina 2015 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on
Saturday, June 27, and will
go on to compete in the
Miss America Pageant in
Atlantic City, New Jersey.
This Miss America Pageant
will be aired live on ABC at
7 p.m. on Sunday, September 14.
During the talent portion
of Saturdays competition,
Dial, a 22-year-old Clemson University student and
Spartanburg native, sang
I Believe. Runners-up
for the title are first runner-up Miss Greater Greer
Anna Brown and third runner-up Miss Inman Lustra
Miller. Among the top 10
is Miss Upstate Lauren Cabaniss.
Each judge for the pageant represented a specialty. This years pageant had
judges with experience in
the field of music, education, service, STEM and
performing Arts. Judges
for the Miss South Carolina Pageant were Megan
Gilbride-Cain, a Texas native who was named third
runner-up to Miss Texas in
2002 and 2003, Jack Cooper, who has been involved
with the Miss America Organization for more than

Miss Hilton Head Island Teen Sarah Hamrick (a Cowpens


native) and Miss Reidville Teen Shaylyn Simmons embrace
after Hamrick was named Miss SC Teen 2015. Simmons
was named first Runner-Up.
30 years, Chandra Dillard,
director of Community Relations at Furman University, and Dr. Blake Julian
and Amy Riddle.
Beating out 63 other
teen contestants, 17-yearold Sarah Hamrick, of
Cowpens, was crowned
Miss South Carolina Teen
2015 at Township Auditorium in Columbia on Friday, June 26.
Runners-up for the title
are first runner-up Miss
Reidville Teen Shaylyn
Simmons and second run-

Miss SC 2014 Laney Hudson played


a big role in this years pageants.

ner-up Miss Upstate Teen


Armani Latimer. Among
the top 10 is Miss Duncan
Teen Makayla Stark and
among the top 16 semifinalists are Miss Inman
Teen Bethany Ghent and
Miss Middle Tyger Teen
Leanna Gambrell.
This years Miss South
Carolina Teen Pageant
judges specialized in vocal
performance, communications, marketing and service. Judges for the teen
pageant were Maria DeSantis, who was crowned

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Miss Greenville County Daja Dial was crowned Miss South Carolina 2015 by Miss South
Carolina 2014 Laney Hudson at the conclusion of the pageant on Saturday night.
the second Miss Americas
Outstanding Teen for New
York, Holly Julian, Jennifer

Miss SC Teen 2014 Hope Harvard leads the Palmetto Princesses


in a dance during Friday nights pageant.

Reeves, Amalia Schwerdtmann, an Illinois native


who has been involved

with the Miss America Organization for 20 years,


and Parker Bryce Webb.

Miss Reidville Teen Shaylyn Simmons leaps across the stage during
the talent portion of Fridays pageant.

OUR SCHOOLS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

SCHOOL
NEWS
GREENVILLE COUNTY

TDAP IMMUNIZATION
REQUIRED

Greenville
County
Schools rising seventh
and eighth grade students
must have the Tdap vaccination or submit an objectors statement to their
school prior to the first
day of school on Tuesday,
Aug. 18.
Students not meeting
the Tdap vaccination requirement will not be allowed to attend school.
Students new to Greenville County Schools are
granted a 30-day exemption from the date of the
students enrollment.

SCHOOLS OPERATING
ON SUMMER SCHEDULE

Greenville County District offices and schools


will operate on summer
hours through Friday,
August 7, from 7:30 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m. MondayThursday.
Schools and offices will
be closed on Fridays. Closing schools and offices on
Fridays during the summer will save the district
$50,000 per day in utility
costs.

FREE SUMMER
LUNCH PROGRAM

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.

DISTRICT 5

DISTRICT OPERATING
ON SUMMER SCHEDULE

All District Five offices


and schools are operating
on the summer schedule,
opening
Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. All offices will be closed on Fridays.

HIGHER EDUCATION
USC UPSTATE RECOGNIZED
AT FESTIVAL

The
University
of
South Carolina Upstate is
pleased to announce that
the Shoestring Players
were awarded their first
national
commendation
by The Kennedy Center
American College Theatre
Festival.
The troupe was recognized by the Kennedy
Centers National Committee and Awards Panel with
a 2015 Commendation for
the Acting Company for
ensemble performances of
Memigery.
The award comes at a
special time for the program, as the University
just began offering a bachelors degree in theatre in
August 2014. Until that
time, students could only
pursue a concentration in
theatre. It also marked the
40th anniversary of the
Shoestring Players.
The cast and crew includes: Jordyn Chelf of
New Mexico, Seth Kemp of
Landrum, Harley Bevill of
Greer, Andrea Azmuendi
of Mexico, Ryan Barry
of Spartanburg, Alistair
Mann of Spartanburg,
Garrett Gibson of Spartanburg, Michael Quinn of
Spartanburg, Eliot Ratgen
of Greenville, Jake Salgado
of Alabama and Bethany
Lancaster of Spartanburg.

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USC Upstate Shoestring Players received national commendation from the Kennedy
Center American College Theatre Festival for its production of Memigery.

USC UPSTATE SCHOLARS


ACADEMY GRADUATES

Thirty-two high school


students were graduated
from the prestigious Scholars Academy at the University of South Carolina
Upstate on Tuesday, May
19, at 7 p.m. in the Sansbury Campus Life Center
Ballroom. This marks the
fourth cohort of students
to graduate from the program since its inception.
The 2014-15 graduates
include:
Byrnes High
Anna G. Brockman
Brittney M. Haney
Faith A. Mills
Madison Schweikert
Jacob D. Turner
Alayna R. Wells
Hunter R. Wengrow

LOCAL STUDENTS PINNED


BY NEWBERRY EDUCATION

Newberry College teacher education majors were


officially admitted at the
Newberry Education Society pinning ceremony on
Feb. 25. The students received a commemorative
pin recognizing each as a
model for life-long learning, service and professional behavior on campus, in public school, and
state and global communities.
Local students receiving pins included Edward
Smith, of Duncan, and
Sloane Young, of Greer.
The Newberry Education
Society was organized to
bring Newberry Colleges
Teacher Education majors together to build the
foundation to support the
dedication and success of
future teachers.

WALL ELECTED TO STUDENT


NURSING LEADERSHIP

Barbara Wall, of Greer,


has been named to a leadership position in the Student Nurses Association
of South Carolina (SNA-SC)
during the organizations
fall conference. She will
serve as the organizations
treasurer.
The SNA-SC is a pre-professional organization for
pre-nursing and nursing
students enrolled in South
Carolina accredited associate and baccalaureate
degree nursing programs.
SNA-SC is an official constituent of the National
Student Nurses Association.
Participation in SNA-SC
offers leadership experience, educational opportunities, career networking
and information about the
ever-changing profession
of nursing.

BRAZEAL SERVES AS
BJU STUDY GROUP LEADER

Joseph Brazeal, of Taylors, serves as a group


study leader in the Academic Resource Center
(ARC) at Bob Jones University for Biological Science. Brazeal is a junior
Premed/Predent major at
BJU.
The Academic Resource
Center at BJU helps students build academic
confidence and excel in
college. The study group
leaders use their skills to
minister to other students
who may be struggling or
just need additional help
in specific subjects.
Study group leaders are
student volunteers. The
assistance they provide to
their fellow students is invaluable and appreciated
by the faculty and fellow
students.

GRANT MONEY GIVEN TO


START CAREER CLOSET

The University of South


Carolina Upstate Career

Services office is excited


to begin an on-campus
program dedicated to providing professional attire
for students and alumni
who are preparing to enter
the workplace.
Through a donation
from Enterprise and partnership with Masters
Mark Dry Cleaning, the Career Closet is expected to
open during the fall 2015
semester and will provide
clothing items to USC Upstate students and alumni
who are interviewing for
jobs, internships, attending career fairs, or entering the workforce.
The Career Closet is located in Library 242 and
will begin accepting gently
used clothing items and
professional accessories
in July. Items needed include mens and womens
suits and blazers, slacks,
ties, polo shirts, dress
shirts, blouses, jackets,
shoes, belts and business
portfolios.

COASTAL CAROLINA
HONORS GRADUATES

Alisha Martin - Cum


Laude, BS in Early Childhood Education
Amy McCombs - BS in
Criminal Justice
Tyler Mills - BS in Sports
Management
Stephanie Mitchell BMus in Piano Pedagogy
Claire Moody - BA in Humanities
Spencer Pagliuca - BS in
Business Administration
Ashley Blough - Magna
Cum Laude, BA in History
John Dalrymple - MA in
Ministry
Scott Jennings - BS in Accounting
Robert Johnson - Magna
Cum Laude, BS in Accounting
Sarah Marko - BFA in
Studio Art
Sarah Richards - BS in
Criminal Justice
Molly Morris - BS in Elementary Education
Taylors
Christopher Alexander
- BA in Bible
Alicia Bachorik - Summa

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Cum Laude, BMus in Piano


Pedagogy
Heather Balint - MA in
Communication Studies
Thomas Balint - Cum
Laude, BS in Premed/Predent
Sarah Barker - BS in Special Education
Sarah Boardman - BSN in
Nursing
David Bronner - MA in
Communication Studies
Elisa Chodan - Magna
Cum Laude, BS in Music
Education
Olivia Daniels - BMus in
Voice Performance
James Dill - BS in Business Administration
Hillary Earwood - MA in
Communication Studies
Hellen Edwards - Magna
Cum Laude, BS in Apparel
Mitch Falconer - BS in
Mathematics
Lydia Folkers - Cum
Laude, BS in Elementary
Education
Jamie Foster - Summa
Cum Laude, BS in Criminal
Justice
Jillian Foster - MA in
English
Stephanie Good - BS in
Early Childhood Education
Jordan Goodwin - Cum
Laude, BS in Biology
Joshua Goodwin - BS in
Business Administration
Anna Hawkey - Cum
Laude, BMus in Church
Music
Jill Iles - MA in Communication Studies
Emily Jackson - Cum
Laude, BS in Composite
Social Studies Education
Daniel Knox - BS in
Health
Emily Lewandowski - MA
in Communication Studies
Rachel Melton - BS in
Music Education
Austin Michaels - AS in
Business
Robin Michaels - AS in
Culinary Arts
Caleb Miller - Cum Laude,
BS in Accounting
Lynelle Mowrey - Magna

Cum Laude, BS in Biology


Aeryk Payne - BFA in
Graphic Design
Kathryn Polley - Magna
Cum Laude, BS in Music
Education
Kara Richards - Cum
Laude, BS in Early Childhood Education
Tammy Rogers - BS in
Business (Concentration
in Trades)
Madelaine Sundberg BSN in Nursing
Jessica Tillman - BS in
Pre-Physical Therapy
Suzanne Wagoner - BA
in Biblical Counseling
Katelyn Werling - BA in
Biblical Counseling
Rachael Whitfield - AS in
Early Childcare and Development
During the 88th commencement exercises, 531
students received undergraduate degrees and 50
students received associate degrees. In addition,
129 students received
masters
degrees
and
23 candidates received
earned doctorates.

THE CITADELS GOLD STAR


CADETS ANNOUNCED

Gold stars are awarded


by The Citadel each semester for outstanding
academic achievement.
The following area cadets were presented with
The Citadels Gold Stars
for earning a grade point
ratio of 3.7 or higher during the spring semester
of the 2014-15 academic
year:
Duncan
Inderpal Singh
Greer
Colin Maier
Dylan Maier
James Daniell
Taylors
Kenneth Sparano

More than 1,100 students were eligible for degrees at Coastal Carolina
Universitys
commencement ceremonies on May 9
at the HTC Center. Michael
J. Gerson, a nationally
syndicated political columnist and former aide to
President George W. Bush,
gave the commencement
address.
Six students were recognized with the Presidents
Award
for
Academic
Achievement for earning
a perfect 4.0 grade point
average for their collegiate
work. They were: Crystal
Brooke Clark, Oxana Sergeyevna Hendrix, Lyndsey
Renee King, Jordan Lamar
Lauver, Dominic David
Saturday and Sommersill
Elizabeth Tarabek.
Local candidates for
graduation included:
Duncan
Robert Anslow - BS in
Marine Science
Desiree Fair - BS in Business Administration in
Marketing
Greer
Ruby Durham - BA in
Communication
Quinton Gray - Magna
Cum Laude, BS in Exercise
and Sport Science
Stephen Oakes - Summa
Cum Laude, BA in Communication
Taylors
Tiera Campbell - BS in
Business Administration
in Finance
Wellford
Anthony Feaster - BS in
Business Administration
in Management

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY


GRADUATES OVER 700

More than 700 students


graduated from Bob Jones
University during the 88th
commencement exercises
recently held in Founders
Memorial Amphitorium on
the Bob Jones University
campus.
Local graduates included:
Duncan
Dalton Hornsby - MA in
Communication Studies
Greer
Amanda Bright - BS in
Music Education
Hannah Coppins - BFA in
Interior Design
Caleb Cox - BMus in Orchestral Instrument Performance
Katie MacDonald - BA in
Journalism and Mass Communication

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THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

McCartney mesmerizing in Columbia

T
Alicia Vikander
Machina

in Ex

COUCH THEATER

DVD previews
By Sam Struckhoff

NEW RELEASES
FOR WEEK OF JULY 13
PICKS OF THE WEEK

The Second Best Exotic


Marigold Hotel (PG) In
this sequel to the story
of a group of Brit seniors
finding a second act in India, things pick up a few
months after the first movie left off, and our band of
lovable retirees have been
adjusting to new lives.
Muriel (Maggie Smith) is
helping the young hotel
manager, Sonny (Dev Patel), with the business. The
others (Billy Nighy, Judi
Dench, Celia Imrie) paddle
into their own romantic
situations, all set to the
beat of preparations for
Sonnys upcoming traditional Indian wedding.
Its sweet, predictable,
easygoing and affectionately held together by the
cluster of stars at the center. Instead of the surprising charm of the first, we
get the warm familiarity
of an OK sequel, which
shouldnt deter fans of the
first. If you can sit through
two good episodes of
Downton Abbey without
getting restless, then you
can probably handle a stay
at this hotel.
Ex Machina (R) Ava
(Alicia Vikander) is a special creation with an angelic face on her synthetic
body, but the real question is if she has real feelings in whatever approximates her heart. A young
programmer
(Domhnall
Gleeson) is brought to an
enigmatic CEOs (Oscar
Isaac) mountain hideaway
to be the final piece of the
test he will have regular
meetings with Ava to see
just how well her simulated intellect and emotions
hold up to human interaction. This is only the shiny
chrome surface of the story, with many intriguing
and unexpected emotional
machinations beneath.
Written and directed by
Alex Garland (writer of
Sunshine and 28 Days
Later), the film shows that
Garland has fine-tuned his
knack for plugging deep
into humanity in the confines of a claustrophobic
sci-fi thriller. The plot,
themes, questions and
ideas all go well beyond
guy has weird feelings
for a robot that also might
have feelings.
Paul Blart 2 (PG) After triumphing over a gang
of skaters threatening his
shopping mall, the titular portly mall cop (Kevin
James) returns for another
allegedly wacky misadventure as a miscast action
hero in an unlikely plot.
When Paul brings his teen
daughter (Raini Rodriguez)
to a security convention in
Las Vegas, he finds himself
as the bumbling Die Harder in an art heist run by a
maniac (Neal McDonough),
who forces out a few of the
films scarce laughs. The
movie squeaks by with a
few cheap chuckles and a
lot of duds.
It Follows (R) This is
the horror-movie premise
that keeps teen-slashing
psychos up at night with
anxiety. Nineteen-year-old
Jay (Maika Monroe) contracts a strange and terrible condition after getting
intimate with her boyfriend
shes told that now
theres something after
her, something that wont
stop until shes dead or
she passes it on to somebody else. Any stranger in
a crowd could be it. When
anybody known or unknown starts walking
toward her with a fixed expression, its time to run.
Its bone-chillingly scary,
uncomplicated and celebrated by horror fans for
its smart grasp on genre
conventions.

he first time I saw


Paul McCartney was
22 years ago, almost
to the day, at Charlottes
Blockbuster Pavilion. It
was the final US date of
his New World tour, and
it was broadcast live nationwide on Fox. He was
51-years-old yet still astonishingly youthful and
energetic, as he belted out
over 30 songs in around
two-and-a-half hours.
Now 73-years-old, I
didnt expect the legendary British rocker to be
quite as good last Thursday in Columbia.
Boy, was I wrong.
Simply put, the Beatles
co-founder turned in one
of the best performances
Ive ever seen, cranking through 40 songs in
three hours with hardly a
break or even a breath in
between.
The temperature in the
Capitol City was still in
the nineties as thousands
of fans swarmed into Colonial Life Arena for the
8 p.m. start. The giant
venue proved a welcome
respite from the summer
heat. That is, at least,
until McCartney and his
four supporting players
came on stage at 8:10 and
set the stage on fire.
The opener, Eight Days
a Week, was the first of
26 Beatles songs played

THINGS
TO DO
THE BOXTROLLS AT
MOONLIGHT MOVIES

The 2015 City of Greer


Moonlight Movies series
presented by Wells Fargo
continues Thursday with
The Boxtrolls.
The series offers free
family friendly films in
the City Park amphitheater every Thursday evening 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.
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:
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 OPRY HOUSE HOSTS


MUSIC, LINE DANCING

Dixie
Detour
Tour
Band will perform 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
UPCOMING EVENTS

Stomping Grounds will


be open the week of the
Fourth of July with a regular schedule except on
Saturday, July 4, when the
business will be open from
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
On Tuesday, July 7, from
noon - 1 p.m., Marina Peterson will give a one-hour
introduction to online selling.
Sergeant Jeff Smith of
the Greer Police Department will visit with community members during
Coffee with a Cop on Friday, July 17, from 7:308:30 a.m.
Stomping Grounds Open
Mic Night is adding a second night to its schedule. Dan and Luann Gray
are hosting open mic on

CONCERT
REVIEW
WILLIAM
BUCHHEIT
Thursday night, and immediately put any anxieties about McCartneys
voice to rest. A half-century after he stole the
worlds hearts and imaginations, the singer still
has that range that can
rip through hard rockers
like Helter Skelter or
trounce your heart with
gospel-inspired honesty
and wisdom (Yesterday,
Blackbird.)
Over the course of the
night, the singer graciously gave the sold-out Columbia crowd what they
wanted, with about 80% of
the setlist pulled from his
1963-1975 creative peak.
That meant sprinkling the
perfect portion of Wings
and solo numbers into
the mix, including the
fan favorites Maybe Im
Amazed, Band On the
Run and Let Me Roll It.
The more recent tunes
were mostly inferior.
Temporary Secretary
sounded like some 80s
VH1 throwaway, and
Hope For the Future was
ruined by a bizarre on-

the second Friday of the


month and Mr. John is
hosting on the fourth Friday of the month, each
from 7-10 p.m.
Upcoming events:
July 6: Colored pencil art
class with Robert Decker
July 7: Old Time Jam
with Bob Buckingham
July 11: Mr. Johns Medicine Show, 7-10 p.m.
July 13: Colored pencil art class with Robert
Decker
July 14: Ladies Night, 69 p.m.
July 15: Celtic Session
July 16: Dining Out for
Hospice
July 17: Coffee with a
Cop, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Visit
www.stompinggroundsgreer.com
for
more information.

GREENVILLE SUMMER
CONCERT SERIES

Music fans can enjoy live


musical entertainment all
summer long at the South
Carolina BLUE Reedy River
Concerts. The free series
will showcase 13 weeks
of local and regional musical entertainers on the
TD Stage behind the Peace
Center. The summer series continues July 1 with
246th Army Band (variety)
and runs every Wednesday
through August from 7- 9
p.m.
For more information
visit events.greenvillesc.
gov
The remaining schedule
is:
July 8: The Marcus King
Band (Blues/Rock)
July 15: Mystic Vibrations (Reggae)
July 22: 72 & more
(Rock)
July
29:
FunnyLove
(Soul/Pop)
August 5: Splitshot (Variety/Country/Rock)
August 12: Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse (Americana)
August 19: The Eric Weiler Group (Pop/Rock)
August 26: True Blues
(Blues/Rock)

LAKESIDE CONCERTS
CONTINUE THURSDAY

Furman Universitys Music by the Lake Summer


Concert Series, a Greenville
tradition since 1968, continues Thursday, July 2,
at 7:30 p.m. in the universitys amphitheater with
From Sea to Shining Sea:
Patriotic Celebration The
Greenville Chorale: Bing
Vick, director. Lakeside
Concert Band: Leslie W.
Hicken, director.
The performances are
free and open to the public and showcase a crosssection of Big Band, Jazz,
International, Contemporary, Marches and Orchestral favorites.
Go to www.furman.edu/
music for more information, or contact the Furman music office at 2942086. Call 294-2111. Bus
parking is available.

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Paul McCartney turned in a memorable performance


in Columbia last Thursday.
screen video that looked
like something from The
Hunger Games. While
better than those two,
the jazzy Valentine also
brought the shows momentum to a halt, sending
hundreds of fans dashing
towards the beer stands
and bathrooms.
The good thing is that
mediocre McCartney
songs are as short as classic McCartney songs, so
the singer remained at all
times just a single chord
away from bringing down
the house.

From start to finish, the


former Beatle manically
put his many talents on
display. He played his
trademark bass, shredded
out solos on an electric
guitar, strummed acoustic ballads (Blackbird,
Yesterday) and sat down
at the piano for at least a
dozen others (Hey Jude,
Let It Be, 1985.). The
show finale, Golden
Slumbers/Carry the
Weight/The End started
with him on grand piano
and ended with him on
electric guitar, the crowds

The remaining schedule


for July includes:
July
9:
Swing
It
Swing Shift Combo: John
Hoppe, director
July 16: Bluegrass Night:
The Andy Carlson Band
July 23: All You Need
is Love - The Music of The
Beatles. Lakeside Concert
Band: Leslie W. Hicken,
director
July 30: Broadway Tonight.
Lisa
Barksdale,
Bruce Schoonmaker, Grant
Knox, vocal soloists. Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie
W. Hicken, director

hailing from Japan, singer/songwriters, acrobatics the 25th Anniversary


Season has a ton to offer,
with new acts being added
throughout the year.
Tickets go on sale July
10, but if you donate to
the Peace Center ($250 or
more) and sign up to become a Peacekeeper, youll
have the ability to buy
your tickets early.

THE MYSTERIES AND


PARADOXES OF GLASS

Explore the paradoxes


and mysteries of glass
at Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) through July
5 in two new exhibitions.
Furnace and Flame: Contemporary Studio Glass,
a group exhibition curated
by John Littleton and Kate
Vogel features the work of
14 glass artists.
The second glass exhibition, The Kaplan Collection: Vintage Perfume
Bottles, is on view through
July 5 in the Alcove Gallery. Both exhibitions are
on view through July 5.
Museum Hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Call 582-7616 or visit
spartanburgartmuseum.
org.

SHAG WITH BALLET


SPARTANBURG

Adults who cant keep


still during the summer
can get their bodies moving with Carolina Shag
lessons in the Dance Center at Chapman Cultural
Center, starting in June.
Ballet Spartanburg dance
instructor Marian Norman
will lead the class on Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m.,
June 22-July 27. The price
of participation is $72
for individuals or $90 for
couples.
Call 583-0339 or visit
BalletSpartanburg.org.

CENTRE STAGE PRESENTS


SWINGIN COUNTRY

Centre Stage presents the


musical Swingin Country
July 16-Aug. 8. Spanning
the past to the present,
the set includes hits from
such artists as George
Jones, Shania Twain, Garth
Brooks, Brad Paisley and
Alabama, along with country classics from the past
to the hits of today.
Shows run Thursday
through Sunday and all
seats are reserved. You
can reach the box office at
233-6733 or visit online at
www.centrestage.org.

PEACE CENTER
ANNIVERSARY SEASON

With a little bit of something for everyone peppered throughout fan favorites like Jay Leno, Willie
Nelson and Mannheim
Steamroller,
drummers

COWPENS ANNUAL
JULY 4 CELEBRATION

Cowpens National Battlefield invites visitors to


Find Your Park at the annual Celebration of Freedom which will take place
from 9:45 a.m. 4:15 p.m.
on Saturday, July 4.
The 2015 Celebration of
Freedom features guided
battlefield walks, 18th
century musket, rifle, and
cannon firing demonstration, ranger and special
guest talks, and hands-on
childrens activities. The
park movie, Cowpens: A
Battle Remembered will
show on the hour from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. in the Visitor
Center museum.
The fireworks program
will not be a part of the
event this year.
For more information,
call 461-2828 or visit the
parks webpage at www.
nps.gov/cowp/

SATURDAY MARKET
SPUDS & SPROUTS

Twice a month children


have the opportunity to
participate in a learning
activity focused on local
foods and healthy and ac-

jaws on the floor. He


could have played drums
had he wanted, of course
(he did after all on several
White Album tracks),
but probably didnt want
to show off too much.
As spectacular as he
was vocally and instrumentally, however,
McCartneys thoughtfulness and compassion
were just as impressive. Especially resonant
were his tributes to late
bandmates John Lennon (Here Today) and
George Harrison (a cover
of Something); and his
dedication of The Long
and Winding Road to the
victims of the Charleston
church massacre. In fact,
the nights most memorable moment might not
have even been a song,
but rather when McCartney and his bandmates
returned to the stage for
the encore waving an
enormous American flag,
UK flag and S.C. state flag
all in unison.
It was a classy and
touching move for one
of the most talented and
beloved musical artists
to have ever walked the
earth. The bad news for
us all is that there will
never be another Paul McCartney. The good news
is he might be performing
at this astoundingly high
level for another decade.

tive living at Greenvilles


Saturday Market.
When children sign up
for the program at the
Spuds & Sprouts booth,
they will receive a passport
that is stamped for each
completed activity. Once
they fill up their passport,
children will receive a special prize. Upcoming event
dates are listed below:
July 11: Peach tasting
hosted by The Childrens
Museum
July 18 : Market Scavenger Hunt hosted by
Greenville Health System
August 8 : Greatest Generation hosted by The Upcountry History Museum
August 22 : Tomato
Tasting hosted by The
Childrens Museum
September 5 : Mr. & Mrs.
Potato Head hosted by
Greenville Health System
September 19 : Pepper
Tasting hosted by The
Childrens Museum
October 3: Maiz and the
3 Sisters hosted by The Upcountry History Museum
October 17: Apple Tasting hosted by The Childrens Museum
October 31 : Wizard of
Oz and the Autumn Harvest hosted by The Upcountry History Museum
The Saturday Market is
located on Main Street at
McBee Avenue Saturdays,
until October 31 from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information,
call 467-4494.

FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

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Persistent
carpal tunnel syndrome
DEAR DR. ROACH: I
had surgery late last year
on my right wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome. The
numbness in my fingers
has not changed. Now Im
faced with the same problem in my left hand. Im
going to forget surgery,
seeing as it wasnt successful in my right hand.
I decided to go to an
acupuncturist for laser
treatments. I also had a
cortisone shot. Neither of
these has helped. Do you
know of a solution for my
problem? -- P.M.
ANSWER: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused
by compression on the
median nerve, as it runs
down the arm through a
tunnel of bone and connective tissue deep in the
wrist. It may cause pain,
numbness and weakness
of the wrist and hand. The
thumb and middle three
fingers are most often affected. In advanced cases,
the hand muscles may
become atrophied. The
sooner the pressure on the
nerve is relieved, the more
likely there will not be permanent nerve damage.
It sounds to me like the
first surgery was not done
soon enough to prevent
damage. If thats the case,
then surgery on your left
hand, done sooner after
the onset of symptoms,
might prevent the longterm numbness present
in your right hand. However, its possible that the
diagnosis was wrong or
that the surgery might not
have been effective, even

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.

if done promptly.
At least one study of needle acupuncture showed
that it is as effective as a
cortisone injection. This
study excluded people
who already had fixed
numbness in the fingers,
who are less likely to be
helped by any treatment.
I have not found any evidence that laser treatment
is effective.
My advice is to first be
sure of the diagnosis. An
EMG test is a study of
nerve function, which can
confirm the diagnosis and
may be able to predict
how much damage there
is and provide guidance
on treatment. If damage is
not too severe, other treatments such as splinting,
medication, yoga or ultrasound may be helpful. If
advanced, surgery done
quickly still may be your
best bet.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: I
just found out that I have
lipedema, a rare disease.
What can I do about it? My
mom and dad dont have
it, nor other family. Should
I try to find relatives who
have it? I am told that it is
an inherited disease. None
of these family ever had
it! -- L.Q.

ANSWER: Lipedema is
indeed a rare disease, although it may be underdiagnosed. It almost always
is found in women, and
is suspected when there
is marked fat deposition
symmetrically
between
the waist and ankles. The
areas affected often are
tender or painful to the
touch. It is not the same
as lymphedema, fluid increase due to poorly functioning or damaged lymph
vessels, although people
with lipedema can develop
lymphedema.
Treatment
includes
compression garments or
manual lymph drainage,
often combined with surgical treatments such as
liposuction.
Only about 15 percent of
people with lipedema have
a family history. Its not
surprising that you cant
find relatives with it.
More information is
available at several support groups, and at www.
curelipedema.org/lipedema/.
***
Dr. Roach regrets that
he is unable to answer individual letters, but will
incorporate them in the
column whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.
To view and order health
pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to
P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,
FL 32853-6475.
(c) 2015 North America Synd., Inc.

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Aly blamed Steffy for interfering in Ivy and Liams


relationship. Kristens son
Zende came to town and
was instantly smitten with
Nicole. During a Forrester
company meeting, Ridge
and Steffy introduced
their new campaign idea,
causing Aly to have a fit. A
Fourth of July photoshoot
took place at the mansion,
where Pam and Charlie arrived dressed as George
and Martha Washington.
Eric recited a speech about
the meaning of the American holiday, and Nicole
and Maya spoke about
what freedom meant to
them. Aly publicly reminded Steffy about how Taylor killed her mother, Darla. Meanwhile, Maya and
Nicoles mother, Vivienne,
unexpectedly arrived at
the Fourth of July celebration. Wait to See: A family
reunion brings back some
painful memories.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Ben struggled to deal


with Abigails betrayal. Eve
enlisted Theresas help in
her scheme to get even
with Jennifer. JJ received
a surprising offer from
Bevs friend Kyle. Clyde
made a bold move after
Ben confided in his father.
Abigail received an upsetting letter from abroad.
Justin presented Adrienne
with divorce papers. Despite her anger, Abigail

James Read stars as Clyde


on Days of Our Lives
found herself drawn to
Chad once again. Paige
spied JJ and Bev during
an inopportune moment.
Kate proposed a deal with
Lucas to get Paul out of
town. Brady presented
Victor with an ultimatum.
Lucas was surprised by
Adriennes reaction to receiving divorce papers.
Daniel had a life-changing
question for Nicole. Clyde
had a hidden agenda when
introducing himself to Stefano. Wait to See: Eric is
tormented about whether
or not to reveal his and
Nicoles secret.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Luke and Laura found


more clues that could lead
them to Luckys kidnappers. Jake offered to help
Michael take down Nikolas
and try to gain back ELQ.
Sam ran into Nikolas and
let him know how disappointed she was with his
choices. Denise paid Son-

ny a visit. Morgan couldnt


get his mind off the Denise situation and did his
best to cover it up around
Kiki. Dante was upset with
himself for doubting Lulu.
Sam agreed to team up
with Jake and Michael in
order to take down Nikolas. Luke and Laura were
stunned by the appearance of a former enemy
who was out for revenge.
Nathan and Maxie reminisced about last years
Fourth of July holiday.
Sonny updated Carly on
Morgan and Dantes issues. TJ had a special gift
for Molly as they watched
the fireworks together.
Wait to See: Jake questions
the connection between
Nikolas and Hayden.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Jack was shocked to


learn that Jabot had
merged with Newman Enterprises. Noah defended
Sharon when Nikki accused her of mistreating
Dylan. Summer learned of
the Abbotts plan against
Victor. Dylan and Joe came
to blows over Avery. Ashley received some disturbing news about her family.
Adam made a shocking
business deal with Victor.
Kevin uncovered a clue
about the killers identity.
Wait to See: Victor asks
Nick to step up for the
family. Stitch makes an
important decision about
his future. Cane and Lauren confront Michael.

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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