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SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 102 NO. 42 75 CENTS

Halloween Hoopla returns to Greer Saturday


BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Costumes, crafts and
plenty of candy will be on
hand Saturday in Greer
City Park, as Halloween
Hoopla returns for another year.
The event, led by Freedom Fellowship, offers a
free Halloween alternative
from noon- 4p.m. for local
families and trick-or-treaters.
We focus on providing
entertainment, fun, crafts
and candy for families--for
little to no expense, Freedom Fellowship connections pastor Donny Kauff-

man said. Families can


come and do everything
for free. We just want to
have a good, clean family
environment at a very low
cost.
Greer Mayor Rick Danner
said the event has done
well and has traditionally
drawn a large crowd.
Freedom
Fellowship
has done a really good
job of putting an event
together that serves as
kind of an alternative to
the traditional Halloween
trick-or-treating, Danner
said. Its really is a good
event that works well with
the season.
Freedom Fellowship has

been in charge of the event


for seven years Kauffman
said.
Originally, Halloween
Hoopla was done downtown through the Greer
Station Association, he
said. The chamber asked
us if we wanted to take
over the event, because
we had done some larger

events downtown, and we


thought it would be a great
opportunity for us.
We want to show the
community we love them
by serving them. Thats
why we started doing it in
the first place.
More than 100 Freedom
Fellowship
volunteers,
along with volunteers

from The Church at Greer


Station, plan to help at this
Saturdays event, which
will feature a number of
Halloween games for children.
Well have 2,500-3,000
people show up, Kauffman said. Thats usually
kind of the turnout we see.
Well have over 100 vol-

unteers from the church


helping and giving away
candy. Well have crafts
kids can do. Well have the
blowup rides they can play
on. And, this year were
doing games where kids
can win candy as prizes.
Where there are children
on Halloween, there must
also be candy Kauffman
said.
Last year, we probably
had a little over 150,000
pieces of candy, he said.
Its a lot. Well probably
have close to that amount
again this year.
For more information,
visit freedomfellowshipsc.
com or cityofgreer.org.

Taylors
residents
address
sewer
issues

Lyman
man
receives
30 years

BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


STAFF WRITER

A Lyman man received


a 30-year prison sentence
last Wednesday for repeatedly stabbing his wife.
According to Solicitor
Barry Barnette, Christopher Allen Middleton, 44,
was found guilty of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime at the
conclusion of a three-day
jury trial.
Barnette said the crime
occurred June 19, 2014.
The victims father and a
friend visited the Middletons Lilly Lane residence
because the victim missed
a doctors appointment
and they were concerned
SEE SENTENCED | A10

Taylors residents are


concerned about sewage
overflowing from a manhole near the Enoree River.
Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) officials say they
are doing what they can to
take care of the problem.
Taylors residents Boyce
and Annette Foster moved
to the town about 30 years
ago.
Throughout those decades theyve watched
during heavy rains as sewage gushed from the top
of a raised manhole near
their property.

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Afternoon on the lake


Asher Forrester, left, and his aunt, Angel, spend some time in the kayak during the annual Lake Robinson Day of
Celebration last Saturday. The event featured live music, exhibits and plenty of recreation.

MORE INFORMATION

Aldi, Cookout plan October openings

Visit The Greer Citizen


facebook page
to see video of the
alleged sewer overflow
That year, we hadnt
had that much rain, but
the river was almost up to
the bottom of the bridge,
Annette said, referring to
their first year in Taylors.
I havent seen it that high
since then. A short time later, after it had rained here,
the sewage line over the
river was gushing out and
going into the river.
Recently,
with
the
heavy rains the state has
experienced, the problem
occurred
again.
Its been 30 years and they
still havent done anything
about it, she said.
ReWa insists it is working on the problem. In
an Oct. 16 press release,
ReWa, which includes Taylors Fire and Sewer District as a subdistrict, says
it is addressing problems
all over their service area.
SEE ISSUES | A6

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For stabbing

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A2
CRIME
A10
ENTERTAINMENT
B10
OBITUARIES
A6
OPINION
A4
OUR SCHOOLS
B9
SPORTS
B1-6
WEATHER
A6

BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Several new businesses
are opening their doors
to Greer shoppers next
week, starting a trend city
officials believe will last
throughout the holiday
season.
Construction is currently nearing completion at a
new Aldi supermarket and
Cookout restaurant on
Wade Hampton Boulevard
in Greer. Both businesses
are expecting to open by
the end of the month.
We have a lot to offer here in Greer, Greer
Chamber President Mark
Owens said. Names like
Cookout and Aldi are going to attract feature businesses to locate here as
well, based off their success and selection of this
area. The secret is out that
Greer is a great place to lo-

DEATHS
Johnny Thomas Bates,
Jr., 86
Corrie Lou Boling
Holtzclaw, 85

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

A new Cookout restaurant on Wade Hampton Blvd. in


Greer will be open by the end of the month, according to
the company.
cate your business.
Greer Mayor Rick Danner said it is an exciting
time for the city and local
shoppers.
Were going to try our
best to wear the chambers
big scissors out over the
next 90 days, Danner said.
If you look around, weve

got some major openings


taking place between now
and the first of the year.
Downtown, there are a
couple of new businesses
coming online, he said.
The Aldi project is nearly
complete. Youve got Cookout finishing up. Folks are
SEE OPENINGS | A6

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greers new Aldi supermarket will be open on Thursday,


Oct. 29.

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COMMUNITY

THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

COMMUNITY
CALENDAR
THURSDAY, OCT. 22
KIWANIS CLUB MEET at 6:30
p.m. at Laurendas Family
Restaurant, 300 South Line St.
Call Charmaine at 349-1707.

FRIDAY, OCT. 23
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its monthly dinner
at 6:30 p.m. Grace Place is
located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.

SATURDAY, OCT. 24
FOOD PANTRY DEVOTIONAL 9:30 -10 a.m. at Calvary
Christian Fellowship, 2455
Locust Hill Road, Taylors. Supplies first come, first serve.

SUNDAY, OCT. 25
THE NEVER ALONE Group
of Narcotics Anonymous
meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Greer
Recreational Center, 226
Oakland Ave.

MONDAY, OCT. 26
BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER meet at 7:30 p.m.
at Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main
St., Greer. Call Richard at
384-8093.

Happy hayride

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.
GAP CREEK SINGERS
rehearse from 7-8:30 p.m.
at The Church of the Good
Shepherd, 200 Jason St.,
Greer. For information or
to schedule a performance
contact Wesley Welsh at
877-5955.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28
THE VIETNAM VETERANS
of America Chapter 523 will
meet at Greenville Shrine
Club, 119 Veverly Road.
Greenville Chow time is
6-7 p.m. for $5, with meeting following. Call Chapter
President Patrick Ramsey at
232-4110 or V.P. Jerry Brock at
918-4451. Significant others
invited to join.
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OPEN at 7:30 p.m. at the
Greer Recreational Center,226
Oakland Ave.
THE AWANAS CLUB meets
at El Bethel Baptist Church,
313 Jones Ave., from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-11 are
invited. Call 877-4021.
Calendar deadline is
noon on Tuesdays. Please
submit information and
updates about area events,
meetings, etc. to Kenny
Maple at 877-2076 or kmaple@greercitizen.com.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Lee Jones and her bat puppy, Greta, take a hayride at WoodRUFF Pet Resort and Spa
during its Fall Foliage Festival Saturday. The event was a customer appreciation day and
open house featuring tours, free lunch, games and pet costume parade and contest.

COMMUNITY
NEWS
BLUE RIDGE LIONS CLUB
START-UP MEETING

TUESDAY, OCT. 27

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Lions Club of Blue


Ridge will have a start-up
meeting Thurs, Oct. 22
from 7 to 9 p.m. at Big
Boys Country Cooking on
430 Groce Meadow Road
across from Lake Robinson.
The meeting is open for
anyone interested in joining the club.
To learn more, call Jerry Hatley at 268-0567 or
email him at hatlo@aol.
com.

WALNUT GROVE
HALLOWEEN EVENT

Historic Walnut Grove


Plantation in Roebuck will
be lit up for the season
this Saturday, Oct. 24, 5-8
p.m. for its annual Halloween event.
Visitors are invited to
walk the grounds of the
1767 backcountry farm on
a self-guided tour that includes information about
the history of Halloween,
as well as an opportunity
to meet some spirits from
Spartanburgs Revolutionary past.
Little ones can decorate
a cookie, make a toy to
take home and hand-dip
a candle to light their own
jack olantern. As always,
this is a non-scary event.
Admission is $3 per person, children 4 and under
admitted free.

FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST
IN GREENVILLE

The Eggs Benefit for the


Center for Developmental Services (CDS) will be
held on Wednesday, Oct.
28, from 7:30-9 a.m. at
the Poinsett Club in Downtown Greenville.
This is the fourth year
that CDS has hosted this
breakfast,
which
has
raised over $350,000. All
of the money raised will
benefit over 6,000 children
who receive services at the
Center for Developmental
Services each year.
For more information,
please contact Andrea
Christy at 331-1318.
A reservation is required
to attend by calling Andrea
Christy at 331-1318, or by
registering online at www.
eventbrite.com

RUSS CROSSON TO SPEAK


AT UPWARD SPORTS

Upward Sports in Spartanburg will have a real estate planning session with
Russ Crosson of Ronald
Blue & Co. on Friday, Oct.
30, from 9 to 11 a.m.
To confirm a reservation,
call 949-5790 by Monday,
Oct. 26.

BIG THURSDAY BBQ


AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED

The Big Thursday BBQ


lunch is on Nov. 5. Those
interested in ordering
lunch prepared by the
Bucket Boys may complete
a lunch order form at greercommunityministries.
com/2015_Big_Thursday_
BBQ_Order_Form.pdf.
Churches have been the
foundation of Big Thursday for 36 tears. Congregations are needed to join
and fill tables with products for the Nov. 5 auction. Items may include
baked goods, casseroles
and crafts. These items
are needed the week of the
event.
Call 877-1937 or email
Hannah
Rainwater
at
hrainwater@gcminc.org
to volunteer.

FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR


BREAST CANCER SATURDAY

Tyanna Foundation will


hold BreastFest, its flagship fundraising event,
for the first time in South
Carolina, on Saturday, Oct.
24, at Quest Brewing Company (55 Airview Drive)
from 3 to 8 p.m.
Tickets range from $40
in advance to $60 at the
door. The cost includes
admission, craft beer,
wine and soft drinks, food
and live music. The family-friendly event also will
have activities just for
kids, such as face painting, crafts and games.
The event will benefit
the Greenville Health System.
Contact Cate Tyson at
363-4977 or BreastFestGreenville@gmail.com.

Trolling for toads

Members of Bon Secours LifeWise Snails Urban Hiking


Club look for one of the Toads on Trade. Donna Simpson,
Thrives Community Relations director, led the senior
citizens around Greer in search of the toads. On the tour
was Anne Clark, mother of Jason and Allison Clark who
came up with the idea for Toads on Trade.

Breast Cancer
Benefit
$

Drop by our headquarters to purchase tickets


and bring them by to pick up your BBQ lunch
on one of the following days:

Thursday, October 22
Friday, October 23
Saturday, October 24
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

FAMILY HALLOWEEN EVENT


SET IN WELLFORD

The City of Wellford will


host a family-oriented Halloween event on Oct. 31,
from 6-8 p.m..
The event will take place
between Wellford City Hall
and First Baptist Church.
Activities include trunkor-treat, face painting,
hayrides, popcorn, hot
dogs and more.
The event is free to the
public.

Breast cancer patient


support organization, The

10 BBQ Plates

BBQ, bun, chips, slaw,


baked beans

Pelham Batesville Fire Department


2761 S. Highway 14
Greer, SC
T-shirts are available for purchase.
Proceeds benefit the
Cancer Society of Greenville County

Call 877-1247 for more information.

Sponsored by

Citizens Building and Loan

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Nov. 5th

@Fairview Baptist Church

G
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8am - 7pm

CRAFTS FOOD AUCTION

Online Auction
OCTOBER 28-NOVEMBER 2

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Bid from the comfort of your home!


whamauctions.com
For more information on Big Thursday, visit

gcminc.org

Appraise
your treasures!

Master Appraiser Llewellyn Kelly Dykes


will appraise items from noon-4 pm

$5 for one item


$10 for up to three items

309 Northview Drive Greer


848-1935

news

wednesday, october 21, 2015

the greer citizen

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Celebrating the roots of Big Thursday


The financial goal for
the first Greer Community Ministries (GCM) Big
Thursday event in 1979
was $10,000. That goal
was exceeded when the
community rallied to raise
$25,000 for the sevenyear-old ministry created
to meet the needs of hungry people in the Greater
Greer area.
I had the idea that if we
did a community-wide bazaar it would get a lot of
people to participate and
come and we could raise a
lot of money for Community Ministries, said Bette
Bridges, the first chair of
Big Thursday. They were
living day to day and we
needed to create a reserve.
Bridges brought the idea
of a community bazaar
to the board at GCM having helped with a similar
event in Texas. The board
agreed to back the event
and Bridges was asked
to lead it. She put a committee together including
Nancy Welch, Pam James,
Melvene Owens, and Ann
Thomason.
I really think my committee was super. They
are the people that made
it happen, Bridges said.
Greer had a lot of talented
people and artsy people.
Theres no way one person
could do this.
T h e
group
met

Photo | Submitted

Cheryl Moore, left, and Marsha Strong prepare treats for the annual Big Thursday event.
weekly to assign duties
and update each other on
progress. They also enlisted the help of others,
Bridges said. J.N. McFadden put the first auction
together. Ruth Ammons
was in charge of GCM
cookbooks. Joan Wallace
prepared the luncheon
and fed over 100 more
people than the group
anticipated. The first hot
dog supper was led by the
Apalache Methodist Men.
The event was so successful that Bridges had
people wanting to support
it after the event. They
would stop her in the
grocery store and hand
her cash. She started
taking a special
bag to collect
the money
to
add
to the
one-

day event.
You have to remember
that we were only in business one day, Bridges
said. You need to sell everything you have in one
day. Things didnt always
go for what their true value was but everything was
given in love.
Ruby Painter remembers closing her shop,
Rubys Flowers and Gifts,
so that she and employee
Hilda Taylor Quinn could
attend Big Thursday.
You would see friends
that you hadnt seen in a
year, Painter said. Her
favorite memory of the
event was walking through
the yard sale tents outside
before heading in to check
out the items prepared by
the members of Apalache
Baptist Church.
They
would
really
spread a beautiful table
with jellies, pies, and
homemade cakes, Painter
said.

Things didnt
always go for what
their true value was
but everything was
given in love.
Bette Bridges

First chair of of Big Thursday


Another favorite from
the beginning was the
chance to buy an apple pie
made by Ann Helton. The
pies in 1979 were $3, but
in subsequent years, her
pies have sold for as much
as $150 each during the
auction.
The first year I sold
them all before I even got
them in there, Helton
said. She got help from
friends the next year so
that she could bring more
pies.
Everybody loved to
come help because
we had such a

Photo | Submitted

Ann Helton mixes ingredients to bake apple pie.

good time, Helton said.


She is currently busy making 40 pies for this years
event.
Ruth Lister Kelly got
more involved with Big
Thursday in the early
1990s when she took early
retirement. With friends
Gwen Johnson and Lois
Vaughn, they turned an
abundance of garden vegetables into 100 quarts of
soup to sell at Big Thursday.
It took a number of sessions to make 100 quarts,
Kelly said. They sold like
hotcakes. We could have
sold 1,000.
Kelly also worked with
ladies at Pleasant Grove
Baptist
through
craft
workshops to make goods
to sell at Big Thursday like
pillows,

wreaths, quilts, and flower


arrangements. The church
also made ornaments and
decorated a Christmas
tree at the event to display
them.
Elsa Poole was a member
of the GCM board the year
that Big Thursday was held
on a Saturday. With more
people working during the
week, the board decided
a move was in order, but
that move only lasted one
year.
We didnt make money on the lunches, so we
moved it back the next
year, Poole said. The
idea of Big Thursday is really wonderful and some
of the things people make
are incredible.
Big Thursday is Nov. 5 at
Fairview Baptist Church,
1300 Locust Hill Road,
Greer, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit gcminc.org.





 
  
    
 
 
  
 

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OPINION
The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

Comfort food

ow do I say this without sounding


macabre?
I think Ill just plunge in.
If our family must endure an extraordinarily long spell of hospice and steel
ourselves each morning to see what each
day brings, can I just say how very grateful I am, we are, to be an Episcopalian?
Because of our priest, you might ask?
Because of sympathetic fellowship?
Oh, yes! Absolutely! And, also, um,
because of the, er, food. Oh, Law, Law,
the FOOD!
Those that serve on our in-reach
committee have lovingly taken upon
themselves to make sure that Paul and
I, both vegetarians, dont even have to
think about going grocery shopping or
preparing a meal, and have delivered to
our doorstep containers of Mediterranean tabouli and Greek salads, scattered
with tomatoes, olives, and chunks of
feta, a freshly made tub of hummus with
roasted red pepper, pita bread, chopped
pineapple and cantaloupe, black bean
salad, not to mention a couple of bottles
of Chardonnay...
...which is my other favorite thing

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
about being an Episcopalian.
Because I love you Baptists, you know
I do, I just dont know how you make it
through the grief period with sweet tea.
Even a friend of mine, of the afore denomination mentioned, was rather agog
at the bounty stuffed within the confines
of our refrigerator.
I dont even know what any of this
stuff is, she mentioned, pulling back
the Tupperware lid.
Hummus! I replied. You use it as a
dip or spread.
Whats it made of?
Chick peas.
Ohhh.
Would you like some?
Um, no thanks, she said, securing the
lid carefully.
Taking in the tabouli she asked, So

your church brought yall all of this?


I nodded.
I hadnt ever seen some of that, she
mused, then offered, if somebodys
died at our church, we send casseroles.
A whole lot of casseroles. And cake.
Comfort food. I declared.
Her expression brightened as we were
now sharing familiar footing and she
said, Thats right, comfort food: Mac
and cheese, fried chicken, chocolate
cake... Her voice trailed off and then
she said, carefully choosing her words,
Does that hummus comfort?
I leaned against the kitchen island
and crossed my arms and thought for a
minute, then said, I wouldnt say that,
no. Although its really good- I could eat
it every day. But the Chardonnay, now
that comforts. A lot.
We would never carry alcohol over to
somebodys house.
No, I know.
I thought about all that fried chicken
and cake later that evening.
Probably fudge brownies as well, not
to mention heaps of mashed potatoes
and gravy. Because when all is said and

Those that serve on our inreach committee have lovingly


taken upon themselves to make
sure that Paul and I, both
vegetarians, dont even have
to think about going grocery
shopping or preparing a meal...
done, nobody does comfort food like the
Baptists.
And nobody steps forward to volunteer for community service like the
Baptists. Regardless of if you agree with
their beliefs, Baptists walk the walk. And
talk the talk. And bake the bake.
But yall, having to drink Tetleys with
my tabouli? Thatd just make me cry.

REFLECTIONS

FROM THE
MAPLE TREE

RICK EZELL
Pastor, Greer First Baptist Church

KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


Staff Reporter

Baseball
update

A special
friend

As surely as the Lord lives


and as you live, I will not leave
you (2 Kings 2:2,4,6 NIV).

reat leaders produce other


leaders.John Maxwell
The Lone Ranger had
Tonto. Batman had Robin.
Butch Cassidy had the Sundance Kid. Paul had Silas.
Elisha had Elijah.
The association that Elisha
had with Elijah went beyond
that of a teammate or a friend.
It was a mentoring relationship. Elijah believed in Elisha
and wanted him to succeed as
a prophet. Elijah was willing
to offer himself to Elisha to
assure his success. God had
brought Elijah into Elishas life
to prepare, train, and befriend
him for fulfilling the role of
prophet to the nation of Israel.
The impact of a strong mentor is undeniable.
In 1919 a young man, recovering from injuries suffered
in the European war, rented a
small apartment in Chicago. He
chose this location because it
was near the home of Sherwood Anderson. An author,
Anderson had written the
popular novel Winesburg, Ohio
and was known to be willing to
share his wisdom with young
writers.The two men were
together nearly every day. They
shared meals, took long walks,
and discussed writing until late
into the nights. The young man
wrote passages and asked Anderson to critique them, which
he did with brutal honesty.
The youngster didnt defend
himself or his writing, for, as
he said later, I didnt know
how to write until I learned
from Sherwood. Who is your
mentor? The closeness and accountability of trusted friends
and counselors is critical to
our growth. Mentoring is more
about maturity and integrity
than it is about information
and activity. Elisha had Elijah
as a mentor, who do you have?

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Celebrating survivors and


building cancer awareness
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness
Month, and its a great chance to educate and
also make a difference. My goal this month is to
increase awareness and help inform the people
of South Carolina about breast cancer and early
detection.
One of the best ways we can work towards
this goal is sharing the stories of our survivors
and those currently battling the disease, as well
as the memories of those lost. I have been sharing these stories on my Facebook page as part
of our 31 Days of Awareness campaign.
I was inspired to undertake this campaign in
part because of the story of my friend Wendy, a
survivor who has an amazing story to tell.
In 2002, at the age of 33, Wendy visited her
doctor after her boyfriends dog Jake jumped
on her and hit her right breast. She developed
a black and blue bruise and small lump from
the border collies strong leap. Wendys doctor
initially diagnosed her with a blood clot. However, once the bruise disappeared, the lump
had not, so she began to closely monitor it and
eventually got a mammogram. When her results
returned, Wendy discovered that she had breast
cancer.
Cancer, in its early stages, is not always easy
to detect. Wendy was blessed with what she
calls her furry angel named Jake, and was able
to stop a highly aggressive tumor from spreading. My friend is now 48 years old and a 15-year
survivor. Two years ago, I was incredibly honored to give Wendy away at her wedding, one
of those amazing moments you know you will
never forget.
My reason for sharing this story is not only to
share a life-changing story from a breast cancer
survivor who is now flourishing, but to also encourage women to consult with their doctor and
conduct self-assessments and mammograms as
directed. Early detection can save lives, plain
and simple.

The Greer Citizen


Steve Blackwell | Publisher
Billy Cannada | Editor
Staff Reporter
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Shaun Moss
Suzanne Traenkle

According to the National Institute


of Cancer, women in the U.S. have
a 12.5 percent chance of developing
invasive breast cancer during their
lifetime.
Breast Cancer is currently the most common
cancer diagnosed among women. According to
the National Institute of Cancer, women in the
U.S. have a 12.5 percent chance of developing
invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
Women of color are also more likely to die of
breast cancer due to late detection, according
the American Cancer Society.
It is also important to remember that women
are not the only people who are affected by this
disease. Over years, thousands of men have
been diagnosed with breast cancer. This year,
approximately 2,300 men have been diagnosed
with this cancer. This fact only adds to the importance of spreading awareness and educating
as many people as we can.
Thats why I recently became a cosponsor of
the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act
(S.746), which was sponsored by my good friend
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The bill seeks to
identify, recommend, and promote initiatives,
partnerships, and research that can be turned
into strategies to prevent breast cancer with the
goal of ending the disease by 2020.
I will continue working to spread awareness,
celebrate our countrys survivors, like my friend
Wendy, and remember those we have lost. Let
us all come together to support everyone who is
affected by breast cancer and beat this disease.
This guest editorial was submitted by U.S. Senator Tim Scott.

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ts time for your MLB update.


When we last checked in to
the current state of baseballs postseason, I had made
an executive decision to name
the Texas Rangers my new
favorite team, to temporarily replace the cellar-dwelling
White Sox and Atlanta Braves.
As if on cue, my Texas Rangers blew a two game series lead
to the Toronto Blue Jays to lose
the American League Division
Series. I guess Ill be returning
that Adrian Beltre jersey to the
MLB online shop.
At press time Tuesday evening, the Kansas City Royals
hold a two games to one series
lead over those Toronto Blue
Jays. In the National League,
the New York Mets are up two
games to none on the loveablelosing Chicago Cubs. Those
two teams were set to square
off Tuesday night. Check any
other media source for the
score on that game.
If the Cubs fail to comeback
against the Mets, Major League
Baseball will be left with a ratings bust. After all, Im pretty
sure only 40 people care about
the Mets, and most of those
individuals play for the team.
However, regardless of the
outcomes of the NL and ALCS,
true fans will be left with an
intriguing matchup of some of
baseballs most tortured fan
bases. The Royals, while they
went to the World Series last
year, havent won on baseballs
biggest stage since 1985. The
Mets won the series the very
next year. Toronto won in
1992 and 1993, but prior to
this postseason, they hadnt
been back to the playoffs since,
well, that last World Series win.
Finally, maybe sports greatest
example of futility, baseballs
version of the Washington
Generals (the punching bag and
punch line of the Harlem Globetrotters) the Chicago Cubs.
That ball club has been to the
World Series 12 times in its
existence, but theyve only won
twice and not since 1908. All
this to say that while baseball
executives might grimace at
the thought of another potentially record low in ratings,
baseball fans should relish the
chance to watch two teams
compete that havent sniffed a
World Series title in a very long
time.
kmaple@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

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BUSINESS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

DAVE
RAMSEY

Saving
is doing
something

DR: Congrats on beginning college! Im glad, too,


that you understand how
I feel about debt.
But it worries me that
you seem to think that
youre not doing anything
with your money when
you save.
Saving money is one of
the most important things
you can do with your
money, because when you
save youre planning for
the future and the unexpected.

Bad things happen


when people are
foolish enough not
to save money.
Retirement may seem
long way off right now,
but think for a second
how it would feel to have
worked your entire life
only to end up broke at
age 65.
If that thought doesnt
scare you, it should. Have
you ever seen someone
that age, or older, wrangling shopping carts in
the rain or flipping burgers at a fast food joint?
In most cases, its not
because they love the job
and being around people.
Theyre doing it because
they have to, because
they failed to plan for
the future and save some
money.
Lets talk about something a little closer. You
said you agree with my
stance on debt.
Okay, so how are you
going to buy your next
car without going into
debt if you havent saved
anything?
How will you survive if
you get laid off from your
job if you havent saved
any money?
Bad things happen when
people are foolish enough
not to save money.
Saving is doing something with your money.
Its one of the most
important things you
can do with money for
yourself and those around
you!

A5

Greer State Bank


receives report

DAVE
SAYS

Q: I know youre all


about getting out of debt,
and I agree with your
stance on that. I started
college last month, and
scholarships and Pell
Grants will pay for everything. But is saving money
really that important if
youre young and have a
good income? What good
does money do you if you
dont use it for something?

THE GREER CITIZEN

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Dark Corner Films recently filmed a few scenes for an upcoming film in downtown Greer.

Dark Corner films movie

Greer Bancshares Incorporated, parent company


of Greer State Bank, reported Tuesday a quarterly net income, attributable
to common shareholders,
of $657,000 or $0.26 per
diluted common share.
Total deposits at the
bank increased to $276
million, up $7.4 million in
the third quarter and up
$30.8 million since Dec.
31, 2014. Total loans outstanding increased to $200
million, up $1 million in

the third quarter and up


$6.5 million since Dec. 31,
2014. Investment gains
totaled $411,000 for the
nine months ended Sept.
30, compared to $874,000
for the same prior year period.
Nonaccrual loans increased from 1.10 percent
to 3.11 percent in the first
quarter due primarily to
the addition of one large
loan, and increased slightly in the second and third
quarters to 3.14 percent.

BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


STAFF WRITER
Mystery and intrigue
have shrouded parts of the
Greer downtown in recent
weeks with the filming of
a supernatural thriller,
Chronology.
Dark Corner Films owner and co-producer of the
movie, Bryan Tankersley,
said Greer was a perfect fit
for some of their scenes.
Theres a scene where
he (Billy Baldwin playing
Mr. Rose) looks across and
sees two people in front
of a diner, Tankersley explained.
Just the size of the
Greer downtown area
where the streets are kind
of close and the old buildings. It gave it the right feel
with that particular scene
where we didnt have to
fake too much. The set up
was just right.
In addition to the Greer
Station Diner, filming also
took place at Carolina
Treasures and Greer Police
Department.
It looked great in there,
Tankersley said. They
have real jail bars. Most
city jails dont have those
anymore.
He said they had not
intended to use the jail
initially, but upon request

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Chronology is a supernatural thriller directed by Kipp


Tribble.
that police department
was accommodating.
The use of the jail was
simply happenstance, he
said. Jeff Sumerel (coproducer) walked in and
talked to Lt. Holcombe.
When the film is completed and released, Greer
citizens will likely recognize locales in their own
town. Residents may also
recognize each other;
Tankerlsey said they used
several Greer extras.
All in all, cast members,
film crewmembers and
producers found Greer to
be inviting.
The city was very welcoming and friendly,
Tankersley said. And all
the people around while
we were shooting were

friendly as well.
In addition to Greer,
film crews also took to
the streets of Greenville
as well as Poznan, Poland,
the home of the executive
producers.
Chronology directed
by Kipp Tribble, tells the
mysterious and perplexing story of two men who
swap bodies after significant events intertwine
their lives.
Tankersley
said
he
wasnt sure when the film
would be finished or when
it would released, but he
said they are nearing completion of filming.

CPW warns
of phone scam

Five visits.
Zero surgery.
Infinite hope.

The Greer Commission


of Public Works (CPW) is
warning customers of a
phone scam in the community. The company received several reports over
the weekend of customers
contacted by callers fraudulently representing themselves as CPW employees.
CPW said the callers tell
customers that they are
late on payments and must
pay over the phone or risk
being disconnected from
service. CPW does not contact customers over the
weekend, and they do not
call to ask for personal or
financial information.
CPW advises customers
affected by the scam to
contact CPW during business hours from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. during the week.
Customers can check their
account at that time and

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Greer CPW offered the
following fraud prevention tips:
CPW will not call to ask
for payment information.
Do not give out bank account or credit card numbers.
Do not accept offers
from anyone, including
those claiming to be CPW
employees, to pay your
bill or provide any other
service for a fee.
CPW will not call you
to ask for personal information. Never share this
information,
including
birthday, social security
number or bank account
information.
Customers can call CPW
at 848-5500.

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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

A6 THE GREER CITIZEN

John T. Bates, Jr.


Veteran

Johnny Thomas Bates,


Jr., 86, died October 14,
2015 at his home.
A native of
Pickens County, son of the
late John Thomas Bates,
Sr., and Evie Gillespie
Bates, he was a retired police officer and a member
of the Retired Police Association, District of Columbia, also retired from
US District Court Security,
a U.S. Army Veteran and a
charter member of Praise
Cathedral.
Surviving are his wife,
Mary Sweezy Bates of the
home; one daughter and
son-in-law, Susan B. and
James Hill of Greer; one
brother, Jack M. Bates,
MD of Gainesville, Georgia; seven grandchildren,
Claire B. Hill, Margaret
Lipphard, Shawn Bates,
Will Bates, Alicia Bates,
Anthony Bates and Jason
Dietrich and five greatgrandchildren.
Mr. Bates was predeceased by one son, Kenneth Bates.
Funeral services were

held 2 p.m. Saturday at


Praise Cathedral conducted by Pastor Jerry Madden
and Pastor Bob McCuen.
Burial followed in Hillcrest
Memory Gardens.
Honorary escorts were
the senior adults at Praise
Cathedral.
Visitation was held 11:45 p.m. Saturday at
Praise Cathedral.
The family is at the
home.
Memorials may be made
to the Alzheimers Association, 301 University
Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville, SC 29601.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

Lou B. Holtzclaw
Corrie
Lou
Boling
Holtzclaw, at the age of 85
went to be with her Lord
on this day, October 18,
2015. Lou is survived by
and was married to the
love of her life, Edward
Holtzclaw for 64 years.
A native of Taylors, a
daughter of the late John
Gaines Boling, Sr. and
Emma Laura Holcombe
Boling, she retired from
the Coca-Cola Bottling
Company of Greenville,
and was a lifelong member
of Brushy Creek Baptist
Church, Taylors, where
she was very active in the
church throughout her
life.
Surviving in addition to
her husband are, two sons,
James M. Holtzclaw (Cindy) of Rock Hill and Don

OPENINGS: Will take


place by end of October
FROM PAGE ONE

working hard to get open


for seasonal sales and I
think youre going to see
a number of businesses
introduce themselves by
the end of the year up the
Highway 29 corridor and
downtown. Its an exciting
time.

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALDI

Aldi, which will also


open a Greenville location on Thursday, Oct. 29,
already has a location in
Taylors.
Rising demand for ALDI
is fueling significant expansion as growing numbers of smart shoppers
are discovering that they
can save time and money
at ALDI without sacrificing quality, Thom Behtz,
vice president of ALDI Jefferson division, said in an
email with The Greer Citizen. ALDI is in the midst
of a five-year expansion,
with plans to open 650 new
stores across the country,
bringing its total number of US stores to nearly
2,000 by the end of 2018.
[We] chose to expand to
the Greer, Greenville and
Spartanburg-area because
of population density,
proximity to competition
and traffic patterns. We
want to be conveniently
based where ALDI shoppers are located.
The Greer store will have
some new features, Behtz
said.
The new stores will also
include high ceilings, better lighting and environmentally friendly building
materials such as energysaving refrigeration and
light bulbs, Behtz said.
We are excited to bring

Folks are working


hard to get open for
seasonal sales and
I think youre going
to see a number of
businesses introduce
themselves by the
end of the year
up the Highway
29 corridor and
downtown. Its an
exciting time.
Rick Danner

Mayor, City of Greer

shoppers more than 1,300


of the most commonly
purchased items sold under ALDI exclusive brands
for prices up to 50 percent less than traditional
supermarkets, including a
wide range of new, healthier options
Cookout officials say the
restaurant will be open by
the end of October or earlier November.

OTHER OPENINGS

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Weekend Outlook

Cooler Weekend Weather

After a week of mild afternoons and plenty of


sunshine, we will see cooler temperatures and
dry weather continue into the weekend. Our
weather this weekend will see temperatures
in the low 70s with overnight lows in the 50s.
Partly sunny skies and cool temperatures will
stay in our forecast for the first part of next
week as highs fall to the low 60s. Our average
high temperature is 72 and we will see highs
below that mark for the first part of next week.

69/48 Partly sunny


66/53 Partly sunny

70/50 Partly sunny


68/55 Partly sunny

Halloween Hoopla

70/53 Partly sunny


68/55 Partly sunny

Where: Greer City Park


Date: Saturday, Oct. 24
Noon-4 p.m.

Temps: Partly sunny and cool.


63 to 70.

69/48 PS
78/57 PS
74/57 SUN
73/61 SUN
75/57 PS
71/53 SUN
74/55 PS
75/57 PS

Wednesday

Saturday

70
53

72/55 Partly sunny


70/57 Partly sunny

66/53 PS
72/54 RN
77/60 PS
77/62 PS
69/57 MC
72/55 MC
76/58 PS
69/55 RN

74
41

Sunday

Nov. 3

Thursday

70
55

77
47

Monday

Nov. 11

Friday

63
56

Nov. 18

Oct. 27

72
49

78
51
Tuesday

64
54

7.49
38.59
+0.47
7:40 AM
6:46 PM

Obituaries can be emailed


to billy@greercitizen.com or
dropped off at 317 Trade St.
Deadline: noon Tuesday. Cost:
$60; with photo $75.

ISSUES: Raise concerns for residents

In Loving Memory
of

Mrs. M.L.
Terry

FROM PAGE ONE

By the end of 2015,


ReWa will have completed
a 20-year comprehensive
basin plan update to address and plan for growth
and development within
ReWas service area, the
release reads. In Taylors, which includes Chick
Springs, there is sufficient
dry weather capacity for
growth; however, during
rain events, contributions
of I&I (inflow and infiltration) from the subdistricts
cause overflows.
Stacey Flax, customer
service/ contract manager
for ReWa said the only
way to permanently fix the
problem is for subdistricts
to remove the inflow and
infiltration from the collection systems.
Samantha Bartow, director of sewer services for
Taylors Fire and Sewer district, was unable to comment on how their subdistrict is working to remove
inflow and infiltration.
In the meantime, ReWa
is working to raise the
manholes.
One of the current
projects that was planned
for this budget year consists of raising manholes
(where the overflows have
been identified as well as
others) and improving hydraulics to help prevent
sewer overflows until the
subdistricts can adhere to
the terms of their agreements, Flax said. Each

Continuing in the trend,


the Greer Chamber is
holding a ribbon cutting
celebration for retail boutique Palmetto Twist on
Wednesday. Blue Ridge
Brewing Company is also
expected to open a second location in downtown
Greer this fall.

PractIcal
HearIng SolutIonS

SC DHEC #412

E. Holtzclaw (Kathy) of
Fountain Inn; four grandchildren,
James
Tony
Holtzclaw (April), Edward
Cory Holtzclaw (Jessica),
Craig Allen Holtzclaw
(Holly), and Kaitlin Marie
Holtzclaw; two step-grandchildren, Rachel Van Gordon and Robbie Burgess
(Alison); two great-grandchildren, Easton and Knox
Holtzclaw; one step-greatgrandchild, Callie Burgess;
and three sisters, Ann Bennett of Anderson, Johnsye
Boling of Fountain Inn and
Dell Waddell of Taylors.
She was also predeceased by a brother, John
Gaines Boling, Jr.
Funeral services will be
held 11 a.m. Wednesday
at Brushy Creek Baptist
Church, conducted by
Dr. Ralph Carter and Dr.
Stephen Clyborne.
Entombment will follow in
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held
9:30 until 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday at the church
prior to the service.
The family is at the
home.
Memorials
may
be
made to Connie Maxwell
Childrens Home, P.O.
Box 1178, Greenwood, SC
29648-9989.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

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

Happy Birthday
It was on 23rd October 1923
God blessed
my Maternal Grandparents
With a beautiful
little baby girl
They named her Maggie Lee

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

According to officials, projects are planned to address


sewer overflows (like the one above) in Taylors.
of the subdistricts, along
with ReWa, are spending
millions of dollars in the
Taylors area to reduce excess I&I from the system
and therefore eliminate
the overflows.
The improvements are
especially needed now,
residents say.
Mary Lynn Bushong
wrote to The Greer Citizen saying a developer is
looking to add residential units to the corner of
Chick Springs Road and
Main Street. She is con-

cerned about the sewage


problem that already exists and what impact the
new development would
have on the existing situation.
Annette is likewise concerned.
They just dont seem
to be wanting to do anything, she said. Im just
afraid theyre going to put
in all those units and make
it worse.

My Grandmother passed away


When her baby girl
was only three
Her Mothers destiny
was Heaven...
On earth she couldnt stay.
Mother was honest,
so humble, gentle, and kind
A virtuous lady like Mother
Thats so hard to find
In her adult life she met
and married a man
Mother and Dad meeting
each other was Gods plan.
To this union,
six children were born
Two girls and four boys...
neither was scorned
Now that Ive shared
her lifes story
I pray that Mothers watching
over us from Glory.
Love forever,
Your son, Jim

kmaple@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Burning Feet?
Electric Shocks?
Pain & Numbness?
Pins & Needles?
Creepy Crawlies?
You might have

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Fran Strange

Oct. 17, 1958 - Oct. 23, 2014

The moment that you died


my heart was torn in two,
one side filled
with heartache,
the other died with you.
I often lie awake at night,
when the world is fast asleep,
and take a walk
down memory lane,
with tears upon my cheeks.
Remembering you is easy, I
do it everyday.
But missing you is heartache
that never goes away.
I hold you tightly
within my heart
and there you will remain
Until the joyous day arrives,
that we will meet again.
We miss you very much Your Mother Judy
Friends Kay, Vickie,
Toni, Cindy, Pat

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RELIGION
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

CHURCH
NEWS
MILFORD BAPTIST
HOSTS SWEET STREET

Milford Baptist Church


at 1282 Milford Church
Road, Greer will be hosting Sweet Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5-7pm.
This is a free event for the
community. There will be
games, inflatables, food
and candy. For more information, visit milfordbaptistgreer.org.

ABNER CREEK
FALL FESTIVAL

Abner Creek Baptist


Church will host its annual Fall Festival on Sunday,
Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m. Bring
your friends and family
for a night filled with free
fun, food and more. There
will be carnival games, a
cake walk, hot dogs, hayrides, bounce houses, and
much more. The church
is located at 2461 Abner
Creek Road in Greer.

GOLDEN HEARTS
CALENDAR

On, Oct. 29 the senior


adults plan to meet at
Laurendas
restaurant
at 6 p.m. for their annual
Halloween Trick or Treat
party and meal. A large
group of ABC seniors usually attend this event.

HOLY SMOKE BBQ


SET FOR OCT. 31

Covenant United Methodist Church will have its


annual Holy Smoke BBQ
on Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. The event will take
place in the churchs gym.
The church is located at
1310 Old Spartanburg Rd.
BBQ plates are being sold
for $8 a plate for pulled
pork or chicken. Tickets
may be purchased at the
church office or online at
covumc.org. All proceeds
from the BBQ will go towards local missions.

BLUE RIDGE BAPTIST


FALL EVENT OCT. 31

Blue
Ridge
Baptist
Church will hold its fall
festival on Saturday, Oct.
31, from 5:30-7 p.m.

THE GREER CITIZEN

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL


NOV. 8

A Family Fall Festival


is set for Sunday, Nov. 8
at Mountain View United
Methodist Church, 6525
Mountain View Road, Taylors. There will be worship
at 10:30 a.m. with free
lunch at noon. Fall Festival
activities include: inflatables, games, prizes, face
painting and more until 3
p.m. Contact 895-8532 for
more information.

Appearing in Concert

Ken Turner & Valor III

CHRISTMAS PRISONER
PACKETS DUE NOV. 18

Christmas Prisoner Packets are due to the Three


River Baptist Association
office by Wednesday, Nov.
18. The packets are given
to the inmates by the
chaplains with the help
of volunteers. For more
information, visit www.
scbaptist.org.

SEND US YOUR
CHURCH NEWS

Ken Turner, a former Bass singer for the Blackwood Brothers Quartet
and Winner of Five Grammy Awards, Ten Dove Awards
and Member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame will be appearing in Concert.

6:00 p.m. - Sunday, November 1, 2015


Apalache Baptist Church
1915 Gap Creek Road, Greer, SC 29651

Pastor: Rev. Eddie Cooper

Churches wishing to list


upcoming events should
send information to Billy@
greercitizen.com or call
877-2076.

Music Director: Rusty Brooks

This will be a Love Offering Concert


(A Nursery will be provided)

Contact the Church Office at (864) 877-6012 for more information

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Well, lets start with our
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whose only job is to keep
residents anticipating whats
next and what excitement
tomorrow will bring.

Thrive isnt a place to retire... its a place to keep living.


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But care means more than health. It means maintaining personal wellness through socializing, interacting, and involvement with friends. Isnt that what a fun life is all about?
The beautiful community is a great place for residents to play. It features a sunny second floor terrace and
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wednesday, october 21, 2015

RHS raises funds for


Barbara Stone Foundation
By Kenneth Collins Maple
Staff writer

Photo | Submitted

A photo taken from the Days At Pacific Mills Lyman Facebook page shows a basketball
team posing for a team photo inside the former Lyman Community Building.

Town Hall harkens


back to basketball days
By Kenneth Collins Maple
Staff writer
Lyman is making changes to town hall, and one
such change is reminding
residents of the buildings
athletic past.
Recently, town clerk
Tammy Redd, clerk of
court Candy Brock and
zoning administrator Matt
Bullard pulled up the carpet in the hallway, revealing the buildings old basketball hardwood floor.
The building was constructed in the 1920s to be
a gymnasium. Back then, it
was called the Community
Building a fitting name
since the community either turned out to watch
games or to play in them.
A lot of emphasis was
put on basketball and
baseball teams, said lifelong resident, Dr. Grady
Brooky Brookes. There
was a baseball league here,
too, as well as a basketball
league. That was a very
important part of your social life was going to the
baseball and basketball
games.
According to various
residents, the Lyman Mill
played competitive basketball during that time. Maurice Hawkins is one such
resident. After graduation
from Byrnes High School
in 1977, he worked for
Duke Energy and played in
the industrial league.
Best I can remember,
I probably played there
at least through the early
80s, Hawkins said.
Hawkins caught the tale
end of the league play in
the building before it became Lyman Town Hall.
Resident Ralph Cramer
remembers moving to Lyman as an 11-year-old boy
in the 1950s. While he
never played league ball,
he remembers that the
Community Building was
in many ways used to entertain Lyman. He recalled
musical performances on
the stage and also places
for table tennis and shuffleboard on the balcony
overhead.
The main event, though,
was basketball.
Brookes said companies

Riverside High School


students are about to enter the busiest week of
their school year, and they
couldnt be more excited
about it.
Spirit week at the high
school runs from Friday,
Oct. 23 to Friday Oct. 30.
In between those dates,
the calendar is packed
with event after event to
raise money for the Barbara Stone Foundation a
non-profit out of Greenville that strives to help
those with disabilities.
Student leaders for Riverside Spirit Week hope
that the dollars of generous individuals will go
towards assisting the
Barbara Stone Foundation to establish a Recreation Exercise Community
Education Social Service
(R.E.C.E.S.S.) program at
the Eastside YMCA, said
Riverside student body
president Lydia Elsey.

We try to fill every


day with something
every hour so were
not wasting time.
Natalie Sprinkle

Senior Class President

Photo | Submitted

Constructed in the 1920s, Lyman Town Hall previously


served as gymnasium.
would even import people
to work in the mills and
play basketball or baseball. Consequently, the
games could be quite competitive.
There were guys there,
you know six-foot-five,
six-foot-six that didnt
play college ball, Hawkins
said. Because even back
in the late 70s you didnt
have a lot of people that
went off to college. Its not
like it is now. They went
to work. They were good
athletes that just never
went to college and probably could have played in
college.
Hawkins also shared that
Lyman seemed to have the
best athletes around, and
the gym helped them take
advantage of their talents.
You had some pretty
good competition there,
he said. Being one of
three mills in the area with
Startex Mill and Lyman
Mill and Jackson Mill, this
was the only mill that had
a gym.
Of course textile basketball was also popular
in other Upstate cities.
Brookes said Greenville,
Spartanburg and Greer all
had textile leagues. And
like those leagues, the
teams faded as the mills
closed.
In the early 80s the
Community Building became Lyman Town Hall.
The shiny hardwood was

replaced with carpet, and


more offices were constructed to accommodate
town employees and the
police department. Today
the building hardly looks
like a place where athletes
practiced their jump shots.
With the removal of the
carpet, though, theres at
least some evidence to the
buildings past. Redd said
they will eventually remove the carpet from the
courtroom. On Tuesday,
workers labored to paint
some of the office space.
Brock said they would
eventually replace some of
the doors and that where
there is no hardwood, the
town would put down tile.
Outside the building, Tony
Wyatt, mayor pro-tem,
said they would be replacing the sign in the front of
town hall.
Were just trying to
spruce it up, get things
more organized, make the
best use of the building,
Wyatt said. Also in doing
so we can sort of reach
back and touch a little bit
of our history like with
the exposed floor. At the
same well reconnect with
our past.
When asked if Wyatt
would be coaching the
five-person council in basketball anytime soon, he
laughed and said, Probably not in the near future.

She said they hope to


raise between $70,000 and
$80,000 for this effort. In
order for that to happen,
students recognize the
need for community generosity and hard work.
Student advisor Dan
Tollison says they have indeed worked very hard.
They have set their
goals very high, and have
already worked hundreds
of hours to make this the
best spirit week we have
ever had, he said.
Some of the events
scheduled for the week
include a color run 5K on
Saturday, a Sadie Hawkins

Mandy Ferguson | File Photo

Riverside spirit week events planned for next week include


a festival, color run and hypnotist show. Student body
leaders are hoping to raise over $70,000 for the Barbara
Stone Foundation.
dance on Sunday night,
Tribe Fest on Tuesday and
even a hypnotist show on
Wednesday.
We try to fill every day
with something every hour
so were not wasting time,
said Natalie Sprinkle, senior class president.
With a bevy of events
scheduled, the senior class
hopes to make this years
spirit week more successful than in previous years.
Its almost like a challenge to see what the seniors that year are doing
and then (think), How
can I make it even better?
Elsey said.
Riversides Logan Young,
the South Carolina association of student councils
president, said they can
make it better through
more community outreach. This year all events
are open to the public and
some are geared specifically to the public, meaning more people will hear
of the schools mission to
help the foundation.
Young, Elsey, Sprinkles
and student body vice
president Mary Varughese
all spoke to how theyve
made Spirit Week into

a friendly competition
amongst themselves. But
it seems that the effects
of their efforts extend
beyond the Greer and
Taylors area. Through
time spent with school in
other parts of the state,
Riverside students say
they have inspired other
schools to have their own
spirit weeks.
We raise so much money trying to give back to the
community, so much, and
it really kind of inspires
schools from all over the
state to give back, Young
said about students in all
Greenville County schools
who contribute to their respective spirit weeks.
The exact amount raised
will be revealed on Friday,
Oct. 30 when the football
team squares off against
Wade Hampton.
To learn about the
schools scheduled events,
visit their twitter page at
twitter.com/rhs_spiritweek. Individuals interested in donating towards the
Barbara Stone Foundation
can give during events or
during school hours.
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CRIME
REPORT
(Note: All information
contained in the following
blotter was taken directly
from the official incident
reports filed by the Greer
Police Department, The
Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office or The Greenville County Sheriffs Office. All suspects are to be
considered innocent until
proven guilty in the court
of law.)

CDV

Renay Junior Freeman,


48, of 11 19th St. in Greer is
being investigated for domestic violence (second).
According to an incident
report filed by Greer Police, the victim came to the
police department to file
a complaint against Freeman, who she said hit her
in the face, choked her and
struck her in the ribs when
she told him she was leaving him. The victim had
bruises on her face, neck
and chest. Photos were
taken of her injuries and a
warrant is being sought.

MULTIPLE CHARGES

Lee Earl Mayfield, 47, of


102 Aster Dr. in Greer has

been charged with parking


in a handicap zone, possession of drug paraphernalia and open container.
According to the Greer
Police incident report, an
officer was patrolling the
Walmart on East Wade
Hampton when a complainant approached her
and said a man was begging for money nearby.
The officer found the vehicle in question parked in a
handicap space. Mayfield
returned to the car and
got inside. When his license was checked, police
discovered Mayfield had
an active warrant for Larceny with the Greer Police.
While placing him under
arrest, the officer noticed
that Mayfield was clutching something in his left
hand. It was discovered to
be a crack pipe. Additionally, a large cup of beer
and ice was found in the
cars cup holder. A 40 oz.
beer, still cold, was also
found under some clothing in the back seat.

CDV

Justin Wayne Prosser,


52, of 224 Park Ave. in
Greenville is being investigated for domestic violence (second).
According to an incident
report filed by Greer Police, Prossers wife complained that hed attacked
her when she refused to

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

buy him beer. At the Citgo


at Highway 14 and 85, she
claims Prosser grabbed her
by the arm and threatened
to kill her. The victim said
Prosser has been charged
twice before with domestic volence. A background
check found that he had
a prior conviction on the
same charge.

FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY

Orlando
Oliveres-Hernandes, 31, of 110 One
Oak St. in Greenville has
been charged with following too closely, no state
drivers license and open
container.
According to a Greer
Police incident report,
officers were called to
the intersection of Wade
Hampton and Poinsett in
reference to a traffic collision. Upon arrival, they
determined that OliveresHernandes had struck the
other vehicle because hed
been following too closely.
Inside his vehicle, police
found a broken beer bottle
and another bottle of beer
that had been half consumed. There were unopened bottles scattered
throughout the backseat.
The subject was arrested
and transported to Greer
City Jail.

PUBLIC INTOXICATION

Nicole Elizabeth French,


41, of 9 Dagenham Drive

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Crash at City Hall


A collision occurred at Greer City Hall last Thursday afternoon, causing a portion of
Poinsett Street to be closed briefly. It is unknown whether injuries were sustained.

in Greenville has been


charged with public intoxication and possession of
schedule II narcotics.
According to the incident report provided by
Greer Police, officers were
called to Park Sterling
Bank, where a suspicious
car had been parked in a
no-parking area for over
two hours. They found
French slumped over the
wheel. When she awoke,

her speech was slurred


and she appeared discombobulated and impaired.
When asked what she was
doing in the parking lot,
French responded that a
friend had given her $100,
which failed to answer the
question. A pill bottle was
in plain sight inside the
vehicle. After a search, police found seven prescription pill bottles in the car,

one of which contained 15


Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen tablets, a Schedule
II controlled substance.
French was placed under
arrest for public drunkenness and, because she
failed to produce a valid
prescription for the drugs,
possession of schedule II
narcotics as well.

SENTENCED: Victim was hospitalized for 18 days


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about her. Middleton answered the door with a


bloody knife in hand and
blood on his clothing.
He fled the residence while
the fathers friend called
911.
Emergency
workers
found 50-year-old Undra
Cohen Middleton covered
in blood with five stab
wounds to her chest, left
shoulder and her right
hand.
The husband had report-

edly stabbed her and then


lied in bed next to her for
nearly 12 hours while she
bled. A medical helicopter
was utilized to rush Undra
to Spartanburg Medical
Center for treatment of
life-threatening injuries.
The victim identified her
husband as the assailant
during an interview with
sheriffs deputies at the
hospital and to her father
and friend prior to being
transported.
Undra said her husband
became violent after learn-

ing she was working to get


a divorce.
Christopher Middleton
attempted to kill his wife
and he was nearly successful, Assistant Solicitor
Meghan Gilmer said.
The victim was hospitalized 18 days and multiple
surgeries were needed to
repair her injuries.
Gilmer utilized forensic
evidence along with testimony from lay witnesses,
medical professionals and
law enforcement to prove
the case.

Police seek armed robber


Greer Police are on the
hunt for a man who held
up the Dollar General at
gunpoint Friday evening.
According to the departments incident report,
a cashier reported seeing a light-skinned black
male enter the business
just before 9 pm. He was
roughly 145-160 pounds
and dressed in a black and
gray striped long sleeve

shirt and black Adidas


track pants. He also had
a goatee.
The subject
got a can of peanuts and
approached a checkout
aisle. He paid for the nuts
and then pulled a black
revolver from his waistband. Pointing the gun at
the clerk, he then reached
over and removed the cash
drawer and fled towards
Suber Rd.

The K9 unit began pursuit but the subjects trail


went cold behind the business. Greenville County
Forensics came in and processed the scene. A store
surveillance video is being
copied for evidence.
If you have any information about this crime or
the suspect, please call the
Greer Police Department.

Christopher will serve


85 percent of Circuit Judge
Mark Hayes prison sentence before he is eligible
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

SCHSL
changes
playoff
dates

BLAME
CANNADA
BILLY
CANNADA

Out of
the loop

Due to flood
delays
The South Carolina High
School League recently announced several adjustments to its fall sports
calendar, including new
football, volleyball and
tennis
championship
dates.
The changes come on
the heels of the devastating flood that rocked
much of the state, canceling numerous school days
and sporting events over
the last two weeks.
An extra week has been
added to the football, volleyball and girls tennis
schedules to accommodate any make-up games
that may be needed.
I wish to sincerely
thank our member schools
for the long hours and
hard work over the past
two weeks while reviewing options, said Jerome
Singleton, SCHSL Commissioner. Continued inclement weather created even
more obstacles which prevented our regions from
scheduling a feasible new
schedule. Therefore, with
the support of the Executive Committee, the 201516 fall sports season has a
one week extension. Grace
under fire comes to mind
when I read about our
student athletes during
this stressful time. They
have performed a stellar
amount of community service projects, going above
and beyond expectations
to assist their fellow South
Carolinians. They are a
shining example of sportsSEE PLAYOFFS | B6

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Jackets held off a relentless Chapman comeback to seal their eighth win of the year last Friday night on the road.

Greer holds on for win


Remains
unbeaten
BY LELAND BURCH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
The first half was pretty, but the second half
was ugly, reflected Greer
defensive
coordinator
Travis Perry afterwards.
When the game got really
tough, however, the Yellow Jackets got going with
a 16-play, 96-yard scoring
drive to salt away a 35-21
victory at Chapman on Friday night.
That drive was a great
way to end the game, said
Head Coach Will Young of
the march that ran 8:40
off the clock. Besides,
we needed to get our defense off the field. Young

added, it was good to see


how our kids reacted to
being tested. We are going to get tested down the
road, and we havent been
in a while.
Before nailing down
their eighth straight win,
the unbeaten Yellow Jackets suffered some uncharacteristic moments. An
interception derailed a
first half drive in the red
zone, two second-half
fumbles opened the gates
for Chapman touchdowns
and a rash of penalties
created setbacks, among
them a touchdown that
was nullified.
After a holding penalty
stopped Greers first drive
at Chapmans 34-yard
line, the Yellow Jackets
struck with a bolt of lightning, an 80-yard toss and
run from Mario Cusano to

The first half was pretty, but the second


half was ugly.
Travis Perry

Greer defensive coordinator


Troy Pride. Nick Roberson
added his first of five extra point kicks give Greer
a 7-0 lead midway in the
first quarter.
The
Cusano-to-Pride
combination clicked again
on a 28-yard scoring play a
few minutes later as Greer
went up 14-0.
When the host Panthers
failed to convert a fake
field goal at the Greer
20 yard stripe, the Yellow Jackets zoomed to
the opposite end of the
field on Cusanos 66-yard

break-away run to the


14-yard line. Three plays
later, however, Chapman
defender Shaundre Miller
picked off a Cusano aerial
to end the threat.
The Yellow Jackets returned the favor when
Pride intercepted a Colton
Bailey pass at Greers
seven-yard line after the
Panthers had driven the
length of the field. On the
next play, Adrian McGee
put the ball at the opposite
end of the stadium with an
SEE GREER | B6

Eastside takes
care of Berea
Makes case
for playoff
bid
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Blue Ridge couldnt hang on to what would have been a big win over Southside last Friday
night on the road. The Tigers now face Chapman with just two games remaining.

Blue Ridge stumbles late


during heartbreaker
Tigers fall
on the
road, 20-14
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Tigers have established a troubling trend
this season: turning the
ball over during crucial
moments in the game.
That trend bit the Tigers
yet again last Friday night,
as Blue Ridge threw three
red zone interceptions en
route to a 20-14 loss to
Southside on the road.
Its
heartbreaking,
Clark said. Especially after how hard these kids
played. Its very easy for
them to feel like hanging
it up. They want to right

now, but they havent


done it. We hope they
continue to fight like they
have been.
Blue Ridge led for most
of the second half, but it
was Southside that scored
the go-ahead touchdown
with just a few ticks remaining on the game clock
to improve to 7-1 on the
year.
The Tigers captured
momentum early, as Jake
Smith hit Sonny Stevens to
knot the game up at 7-7 in
the second quarter.
Our
guys
actually
played pretty well, especially defensively, Clark
said. Neither team could
get anything going in the
first quarter, but we came
right back with a good
drive in the second quarter. We were going to take
the lead, but we threw an
interception from the 10

yard line, making it 7-7 at


the half.
Unfortunately for Clark,
that wouldnt be the only
time his team would give
away points in the red
zone.
Smith found Jason Sammons in the third quarter
to put Blue Ridge on top
14-7, and the Tiger defense held strong for the
next couple of series. But
Blue Ridge was unable to
hold off Southside after a
few costly penalties.
We had three really
mysterious pass interference penalties that aided a
couple of drives for them,
Clark said.
Blue Ridge gave up a
second half touchdown,
but Southside missed the
extra point, allowing Blue
Ridge to hang onto a 14-13
lead. A few minutes later,
SEE TIGERS | B6

After a quick, two-game


skid, Eastside quarterback
T.J. Gist got his team back
on track, tossing three
touchdown passes during
the Eagles 41-13 win over
Berea last Friday night.
The Eagles are now 3-2
in region play, with two
games remaining on the
regular season schedule.
It wasnt smooth sailing
early, however. The Eagles
gave up a quick score after
turning the ball over, falling behind 6-0.
We started the game
very slow, head coach
Steve Wilson said. We
fumbled the ball the first
three times we had it. I

just dont think we were


mentally ready to play,
for whatever reason. Fortunately,
our
defense
managed to come in and
stopped them, so we only
went in the hole six points
instead of 21.
Gist answered at the end
of the first quarter, hitting
Tyius Lewis with a nearly
80-yard touchdown pass
to put his team on top 76.
From there, Eastside did
not look back.
We finally got our act
together in the second
quarter and started playing pretty well, Wilson
said. We were able to put
41 points on the board after that, so it was a good
night for us.
In addition to Gists success through the air, Jovani Lawton and Chance
Pride each rushed for a
touchdown in the win.
The victory, Wilson said,
puts his team one step
SEE EAGLES | B6

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

T.J. Gist helped lead the Eagles to win over Berea Friday.

omethings happening to me and I cant


explain what it is.
Apparently, Im just
a bad sports fan. This
comes as a shock to me,
as Ive spent the better
half of my life honing my
sports knowledge and
watching countless hours
of games. But during a
recent conversation with
my non-sports-fan wife,
I realized that Im slipping.big time.
Let me set the scene.
Were channel surfing--not
an uncommon occurrence at my house just
before bedtimewhen we
stumble upon what appears to be game three of
the ALCS.
I say it appears to be
game three of the ALCS
because the two teams
that are playing are the
Toronto Blue Jays and the
Kansas City Royals. Now,
Im not claiming to be a
student of Major League
Baseballor even pay that
much attention to it, for
that matter.
But I am a sports fan,
and I like to be able to
hold my own in sportsrelated conversations. But
right now, Im as clueless
as my wife, who would
always rather be watching
HGTV than anything on
ESPN.
Whos playing? Shannon asked.
Apparently the Blue
Jays and Royals, I
responded, ashamed I
didnt know more.
At this point, this is
the longest my television
has remained tuned in to
a Major League Baseball
game since we bought the
thing.
Baseball is still going
on? she asked.
Guess so, I said, trying to recall which teams
are remaining in the MLB
playoffs.
I think I remember hearing something about the
CubsMy New York dad
is super excited about the
Mets, so that must mean
theyre still in it.
Are these not the four
least-likely teams to be
involved in the playoffs?
I asked myself. When I
stopped watching baseball, people were talking about the Giants,
Yankees, Red Sox and Cardinals. Guess times are
changinggood for you,
underdogs.
My lazy fandom doesnt
stop at baseball, however.
On Monday night, I found
myself tuning into the
Giants/Eagles game, not
because I loved Monday Night Football, but
because I had one fantasy
player left to play and
they were going to show
the new Star Wars trailer
at halftime.
I actually have no
shame in saying Star Wars
was more interesting to
me than football. I grew
up on Star Wars. Ive seen
the trilogy more times
than I can count, and even
though it was painful,
Ive watched the terrible
prequels multiple times
as well.
Back to sportsIm
starting to understand
what life has been like for
Shannon all these years.
Seeing that I know nothing about Blue Jays and
Royals, other than the color of their jerseys (Blue
Jays are blue right?...Im
guessing the Royals are
blue too? It is right there
in the name) gives me an
idea of what my wife has
been going through.
But Im not going to
start caring about baseball now.
Our television stayed
on that game for two
minutes, until the unbearable boredom that is MLB
seemed to set in.
Wanna watch HGTV?
I asked.
Here lies Billy, a man
who traded in his sports
fandom for an episode of
Property Brothers.

B2

SPORTS

THE GREER CITIZEN

WEEKLY FOOTBALL WRAP


PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSE

DEFENSE

Demarcus Gregory

Quantavious Cohen

Cole Rossi

Urias Cook

BHS

GHS
EHS

EHS

THIS WEEKS GAMES


BLUE RIDGE
at CHAPMAN
GREER
SOUTHSIDE
RIVERSIDE
at J.L. MANN
BYRNES
at MAULDIN
EASTSIDE
TRAVELERS REST
LAST WEEKS SCORES
SOUTHSIDE 20 BLUE RIDGE 14
GREER 35
CHAPMAN 21
MAULDIN 49
RIVERSIDE 14
BYRNES 56
J.L. MANN 7
EASTSIDE 41
BEREA 13
BLUE RIDGE HIGH
Fighting Tigers

HEAD COACH - SHANE CLARK


AUG. 28
24 WADE HAMPTON 28
SEPT. 4
27 JL MANN 18
SEPT. 11
0 STEPHENS CO.21
SEPT. 18
21 EASTSIDE 33
SEPT. 25
30 BEREA 27
OCT. 2
28 EMERALD 49
OCT. 9
28 TRAV. REST 33
OCT. 16
14 SOUTHSIDE 20
OCT. 22
at CHAPMAN (THURS.)
OCT. 30
GREER

BYRNES HIGH
Rebels

HEAD COACH - BRIAN LANE


AUG. 22
40 NORTHWESTERN 31
AUG. 28
42 TL HANNA 21
SEPT. 4
31 MALLARD CREEK 29
SEPT. 18
14 GAFFNEY 28
SEPT. 25
28 B. SPRINGS 23
OCT. 2
7 SPARTANBURG 17
OCT. 9
76 RIVERSIDE 7
OCT. 16
56 JL MANN 7
OCT. 23
at MAULDIN
OCT. 30
DORMAN
NOV. 6
at WADE HAMPTON

EASTSIDE HIGH
Eagles

HEAD COACH - STEVE WILSON


AUG. 28
25 RIVERSIDE 0
SEPT. 4
13 CHRIST CHURCH 15
SEPT. 11
41 WADE HAMPTON 34
SEPT. 18
33 BLUE RIDGE 21
SEPT. 25
31 CHAPMAN 27
OCT. 2
7 GREER 48
OCT. 9
16 SOUTHSIDE 27
OCT. 16
41 BEREA 13
OCT. 23
TRAVELERS REST
OCT. 30
EMERALD

Rebels explode in first quarter


Cruise to
win over
Mann
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Byrnes quarterback Micah Young put up video
game numbers during the
first half of the Rebels
homecoming
matchup
with J.L. Mann last Friday
night.
Young threw for more
than 380 yards, totaling
seven touchdowns in just
24 minutes of play.
Head coach Brian Lane
said his team was simply
clicking on all cylinders
from the start.
Micah got off to a hot
start, Lane said. To score
42 points in the first quarter, I dont know if Ive
ever done that as a coach.
But they got it done and
jumped right on them.
Byrnes exploded to take
a 42-0 lead as Young found
wide receivers Chavis
Dawkins (twice), Demarcus Gregory (twice) and
Bouvier Howard (once) five
times in the end zone, giving his team an unmistakable lead. After a 10-yard
touchdown rush from
DreQuez Mayes, Byrnes
went into the second quarter with quite a cushion.

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Jaylan Foster caught a touchdown pass during Byrnes 56-7 thrashing of J.L. Mann last
Friday at Nixon Field.
The defense was locked
in all night, and thats
what you want, Lane said.
They came out playing
hard and maintained it the
whole game.
Young found Dawkins
and Jaylan Foster on
touchdown routes to cap
the Rebel scoring in the
first half. The advantage
gave Byrnes a chance to
play some of its second
string players who havent
seen as much time this

season.
With this eight quarter
rule, were handcuffed
when it comes to getting
guys reps, Lane said. Being able to allow guys to
play and get reps is going
to be valuable for their
learning experience, maybe not this year, but for
next year.
Lane said he was impressed by the play of
Gregory, who is only a
sophomore.

At Byrnes, we pride
ourselves in growing guys.
If you come up in this
system, eventually youre
going to make plays somewhere, somehow, Lane
said. (Gregory) has just
been working really hard
and
hes
blossoming.
Thats what you look for
in a young guy. We know
were going to get a couple
of good years out of him.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Greer hosts Southside at Dooley


BY LELAND BURCH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
Greers hopes for late
season challenges will be
fulfilled again this Friday
night when the Southside
Tigers arrive at Dooley
Field for a 7:30 p.m. clash.
Coach Will Young wants
his unbeaten Yellow Jackets to be well-tested heading into the playoffs next
month, and Southside will
provide a different type
of exam, following on the
heels of an anxious second half at Chapman last
week.
They have the most
athletic team we will have
played since Union, says
Young of the Tigers who
are enjoying their best
season in decades. At 7-1
overall Southside has the
chance to wrestle the regular season Peach Blossom
3-A title away from Greer
with a win. But we are not
focused on the region race
right now, we only want
to win this game, Young
insists.
Southsides only loss
was to Emerald in an early
region contest, but they
are playing good football
right now, Young relates.
The Tigers, fresh from
downing Blue Ridge last
week, are led by Jawun
Prince, the son of Coach
Julius Prince and a three-

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Dorian Lindsey and the Yellow Jackets will take on


Southside at home this Friday for senior night.
year starter at quarterback. Prince is a good
one, says Young, of the
operator of Southsides
spread offense. He has
some really good receivers, like Union, especially
Cam Wrice and Neje Washington.
He said the Tigers also
have a kid who can really
run in Quavian White. He
reminds me of Quez Nesbitt.
Defensively the Tigers
operate out of a 3-3 base,
but frequently shift to
confuse opposing offens-

BYRNES FUNDRAISER

GREER HIGH
Yellow Jackets

es. They often wind up


in a four-man front, using
the same players. The defensive line is smaller and
quicker than most teams,
and they are very athletic at linebacker and the
secondary. Shrine Bowl
bound Jeremiah Ferguson
is their best linebacker,
he added.
Although Greer will
battle archrival Blue Ridge
next week, Young said, I
dont think our kids will
be looking ahead. Friday is
Senior Night, and that is a
really big deal for us.

The Yellow Jackets could


continue to miss three
senior starters sidelined
with injuries. Center Noah
Blosser may be cleared to
return this week, while defensive tackle Jordan Hawthorne is expected to sit
out again with a torn meniscus. I think Jordan will
be back next week if he
can play through the pain,
but hell probably have
to undergo surgery later
on, Young said. Offensive
linemen Noah Hannon and
Tyrek Donaldson will be
used in spots to shore up
the defensive line. Wide
receiver Zach Glidden is
out for the season with a
knee injury.
Young said the Yellow
Jackets would be working to correct some issues
that arose at Chapman. He
said the Panthers defense
tried to force everything
inside by pinching in and
sending linemen through
the inside gaps. We hadnt
seen that before, but our
kids did a good job of
overcoming it by bouncing
the ball outside. You have
to give Chapman credit,
but we just had too many
weapons.
We also will continue
trying to polish up some
new wrinkles that we
havent used yet, he concluded.

Riverside falls
to Mauldin
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

HEAD COACH - WILL YOUNG


AUG. 28
40 CLINTON 8
SEPT. 4
49 RIVERSIDE 6
SEPT. 11
35 UNION 28
SEPT. 18
39 EMERALD 20
SEPT. 25
41 TRAV. REST 13
OCT. 2
48 EASTSIDE 7
OCT. 9
61 BEREA 0
OCT. 16
35 CHAPMAN 21
OCT. 23
SOUTHSIDE
OCT. 30
at BLUE RIDGE

RIVERSIDE HIGH
Warriors

HEAD COACH - PHIL SMITH


AUG. 28
0 EASTSIDE 25
SEPT. 4
6 GREER 49
SEPT. 11
0 at WOODMONT 32
SEPT. 18
3 HILLCREST 70
SEPT. 25
7 SPARTANBURG 55
OCT. 2
0 B. SPRINGS 52
OCT. 9
7 BYRNES 76
OCT. 15
14 MAULDIN 49
OCT. 23
at J.L. MANN
OCT. 30
WADE HAMPTON
NOV. 6
at DORMAN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Byrnes soccer team was out at Fuddruckers of Greer


Monday night from 5-8 p.m. to raise funds for the program.
Top: Thomas and Jennifer OConnor are served by Nick
Volino. Above: Ryan Herzberg brings drinks to Jodie
Martin and her son Dominick.

It was another tough


outing for a Riverside
team that has yet to win
this season.
The Warriors fell to
Mauldin last Thursday
night 49-14, giving up 42
points in the first half
against a team that is now
3-1 in region competition.
Mauldin wasted no time
getting started, scoring on
a 28-yard pass from Dre
Harris to Hunter Dawsey
with just over eight minutes remaining in the first
quarter. Jason Labrador
extended the Mauldin lead
with a 1-yard touchdown
run and Harris found
Dawsey again with under
four minutes remaining to
put his team on top 21-0.
The Warriors, however,
opened the second quarter with a bang, as Aaron
Odom found Braxton Collins on a 72-yard strike
with only 11 seconds expiring off the game clock.
That momentum wouldnt
last, as Mauldin piled on
three more scores, leading

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Riverside dropped to 0-8.

42-7 at the half.


Riversides final score
came in the fourth quarter
as Robert Wang found the
end zone on a three-yard
rush with just over four
minutes remaining.
The 0-8 Warriors will be
back in action this Friday
as they take on the 0-8 Patriots of J.L. Mann on the
road.
Kickoff is set for 7:30
p.m.

SPORTS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

SPORTS
ROUNDUP
FREE BASKETBALL CAMP
AT GREER FIRST BAPTIST

A free basketball camp


for girls ages 6-10 will be
held at Greer First Baptist
Church for four weeks, beginning Oct. 5 The camp
will run from 6-7:30 p.m.
on Mondays. No registration is required.
For more information,
call Paul Lister at 6306625.

RUNNIN REBEL GOLF


TOURNAMENT

Rebel fans can tee it


up for a good cause next
month, at the Byrnes High
School
Runnin
Rebel
fourth annual golf tournament.
The event will be held
Saturday, Oct. 24, at River
Falls Plantation. Cost is

$300 per team, or $75 per


player. The tournament
will be Captains Choice.
For more information,
contact Coach Layne Fowler at 303-5807 or layne.
fowler@spart5.net.

RIVERSIDE SWIM TEAMS


SWEEP STATE

Both the boys and girls


swim teams for Riverside
High won the Class AAAA
state title this year.
This is the third straight
year that Riverside has
won the state championships.

LADY REBELS AT TOP


OF THE CLASS

The National Fastpitch


Coaches
Association
(NFCA) recently recognized the Lady Rebel softball team in its Top 10 list
for team GPAs nationally. Of all teams across
the U.S., Byrnes had the
eighth highest team GPA
with a 4.125.
In addition, 13 players

were named to NFCAs list


of scholar athletes based
on their academic performance for the 2014-15
school year.
The players honored
were: Regan Messenger,
Kate Burnett, Katelyn
Sloan, Alexis Glenn, Briana Durrah, Allison Neely,
Payten Bennett, Kaila Kyzer, Kayce Shelton, Parker
Birch, Haven Pesce, Christa Whitesides, and Kassie
Rimel.

VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
DEFEAT WADE HAMPTON

Byrnes High School JV


and Varsity volleyball
teams won over Wade
Hampton last week.
The JV team won their
match 2-0 (25-10, 25-16),
and finished the season with a 12-2 record,
in a three way tie for 1st
place.
Varsity won their match
3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-10),
and will travel to Region
IV on Oct. 29 for playoffs.

A SPORTING VIEW
BY MARK VASTO

ts Tuesday, and everything I think I know to


be right in the world is
wrong.
The Broncos are 5-0
but all Denver fans think
Peyton Manning is a bad
quarterback. His numbers are slipping, they
cry, but for the past three
seasons he has been 19-1
through five starts.
In South Carolina, Mannings old nemesis, the
ball coach named Steve
Spurrier, has resigned.
Faced with his first losing
season since he coached
the professional football
team from Washington,
Spurrier just decides to
bail. Its not something
that should have taken
anyone by surprise. Spurrier has been slipping of
late. What kind of coach

tells people during the


off-season that he plans
on coaching another
two to three years? The
kind of coach who isnt
interested in his recruits,
thats who. Who would
want to play for Spurrier
when by their senior or
junior year hes off to go
fishing? The ones who got
suckered into seeing him
leave them as a freshman,
thats who.
The Jets have the
second-best defense in
the NFL. Saying the word
best and Jets in the
same sentence is hard to
fathom, but the numbers
dont lie.
Tom Bradys guru
doctor is found to not
be a doctor at all. How
does that happen? Thats
almost as bad as Hillary with the e-mails. In
the same way you would
think that the presidents

staffers would have


noticed that they all had
.gov email accounts, you
would think the Patriots
would be on the lookout
for an M.D. credential at
the end of the doctors
name. It would just seem
to make better sense.
Whats next? Manny Pacquiao wanting a rematch
with Floyd Mayweather?
Yes, turns out he did say
that yesterday. Because
thats something we all
want to see. Mayweather
just made $300 million
for a fight that nobody
wanted to watch in September. A rematch of a
dud fight. Thats what we
have to look forward to?
Next youll tell me that
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

Tigers hope to salvage


season with two wins
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Byrnes will take on Mauldin this Friday . The Mavericks are currently 3-1 in region play,
only dropping one game to Dorman.

Rebels take on Mauldin


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Coming off two blowout
wins, Byrnes is getting set
to take on a Mauldin team
that has surprised region
opponents this season.
The Mavericks are 5-3
heading into the contest
with a 3-1 record in the
conference. Mauldins only
loss in region play came to
Dorman on Oct. 2.
Theyll give you multiple looks offensively,
Byrnes coach Brian Lane
said. Theyve got a really
good quarterback. He runs
the ball well and throws it
when he needs to. Hes a
very athletic kid.
The Mavericks will also

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present multiple looks on


defense, Lane said.
Theyre very sound on
defense, he said. Theyll
line up in some four-man
fronts and some threeman fronts. Theyll run
some man, theyll play
some zone and they will
roll coverages. Theyre
just very sound.
Lane said his team wont
be tempted to look ahead
to a matchup with its rival,
Dorman on Oct. 30.
We take it a week at a
time, Lane said. Im not
even thinking about Dorman right now because
Mauldin is a good football
team. Mauldin almost beat
Dorman. They had them
down 17-7 with six minutes left in the game and

Dorman came back to beat


them, so we definitely have
to stay focused. Were not
looking forward.
With only one blemish
on their schedule, the Rebels are aiming to wrap up
the regular season with a
top seed in the state playoffs.
We have to continue
to grow together as a
teamsspecial teams, offense and defense, he
said. We have to understand that were a unit and
we pick each other up. If
the defense isnt getting
it done, the offense has to
pick it up, and vice versa.
I just want to see us grow
as a team.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

PLAYERS OF WEEK EIGHT


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Demarcus Gregory

Position: WR
Age: 16
Class: Sophomore

Parents: Tony and Lynn Gregory


Away from the field: Enjoys hanging out with friends
Favorite athlete: Sammy Watkins
Favorite movie: The Blindside
Favorite video game: NBA 2K
Favorite artist or band: Drake

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Quantavious Cohen

Costly mistakes have


taken Blue Ridge out of
the playoff picture, but
dont expect the Tigers to
give up just yet.
Head coach Shane Clark
said his guys want to
make a statement during
their final two games of
the regular season, but its
going to mean knocking
off two of the regions top
contenders.
If you look back at our
schedule, we really dont
feel like weve been blown
out in any game, Clark
said of his 2-6 squad.
Four of these games have
been decided by six points
or less. Its just been a
close fight all year. You
have to give credit to the
guys. They keep fighting
every week.
The Tigers will travel to
take on Chapman, which
currently sits at 6-3 on the
season, this Friday
A lot of teams in our
situation would be looking ahead to next season,
but our guys are living in
the moment right now
and theyre trying to make
the most of the time they
have left, Clark said.
Were finding ways to get
motivated these last two
weeks. We realize, at this
point, playoffs are out for
us. Now, were going to see
how they react in adverse

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

With two games left on the schedule, Blue Ridge is hoping


to secure upsets over Chapman and Greer.
conditions.
Despite his teams record, Clark said it is unlikely Chapman or Greer,
Blue Ridges remaining opponents, will see the game
as an easy win.
Since Ive been at Blue
Ridge, the thing I hear the
most is how hard our guys
play, so I dont think anybodys going to overlook
us, Clark said. People always prepare their best for
us, which is why we always
end up in close games that
can go either way. I expect
well see nothing different from Chapman and

Greer.
Clark said looking ahead
to Greer wont be a problem for his team this season.
They do a pretty good
job of focusing each week
on who our opponent is,
Clark said. Theres always
opportunities for looking
ahead, but we cant worry
about who our opponent
is next week. Our most
important game is always
our next game, and our
guys understand that.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Eagles to square off


with Travelers Rest Friday
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Eagles know now is
not the time for a slip up
as they get set to take on
Travelers Rest this Friday
at home.
Eastside has worked its
way to a 3-2 region record
so far, knocking off Berea
41-13 last weekend. The
Devildogs, however, have
seen plenty of improvement this season as well,
and currently sit at 4-4 on
the year.
Theyre obviously a
much improved team also
in our region, Eastside
coach Steve Wilson said of
the Devildogs. Were putting all of our focus and

attention on those guys.


Theyre a good, solid football team, but at this point
in the year, our guys are
starting to believe theyre
a pretty good, solid football team as well.
Eastside hit a slight
bump in the road after
losing to Greer, falling to
Southside the following
week. The Eagles had won
three straight leading up
to the matchup with the
Yellow Jackets.
It was a good feeling for
us to get back to winning
football games, Wilson
said. We really felt like
wed given one away playing Southside because we
had 510 yards off offense
and they only had 250.

That was one we shouldnt


have lost, so we were glad
to be able to stay in contention in our region.
Remaining on the schedule for Eastside are Travelers Rest and Emerald.
If we can play these
last two really well, were
still right in the thick of
things, Wilson said. That
would be the first time
(making the playoffs) for
Eastside in a very, very
long time.
Wilson expects the game
to come down to the wire.
It will be another tough,
hard-nosed night for us,
he said. It will probably
come down to the fourth
quarter like most of our
games have.

PLAYERS OF WEEK SEVEN

Position: LB
Age: 15
Class: Freshman

Parents: Diane Colbertson and Damien Wallace


Away from the field: Enjoys hanging out with friends,
playing backyard football and visiting colleges
Favorite athlete: Lance Taylor
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite football team: Carolina Panthers
Favorite artist or band: Drake

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK


Urias Cook

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Position: DE
Age: 18
Class: Senior

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Byrnes Highs John Guthrie and Micah Young were named Greer Citizen/Owens Insurance
Players of week seven. Pictured, left to right, are Chad Hannon (Owens), Guthrie (Offensive
Lineman of the Week), Young (Offensive Player of the Week), coach Brian Lane and Chris
Crist (Owens).

Parent: Barbara Cook


Away from the field: Enjoys hanging out with friends
Favorite athlete: Sammy Watkins
Favorite movie: The Purge: Anarchy
Favorite artist: J. Cole
Favorite football team: Clemson

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK


Cole Rossi

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Position: OL
Age: 17
Class: Senior

Parents: Ron and Michele Rossi


Away from the field: Enjoys spending time with
friends
Favorite athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite video game: Madden
Favorite artist or band: Migos

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer Highs Jordan Hawthorne and Adrian McGee were named Greer Citizen/Owens
Insurance Players of week seven. Pictured, left to right, are Chad Hannon (Owens),
Hawthorne (Defensive Lineman of the Week), McGee (Defensive Player of the Week),
coach Rashaad Jackson and Chris Crist (Owens).

NASCAR

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

B5

Busch outduels Kenseth for XFINITY win


BY REID SPENCER
NASCAR WIRE
Overcoming obstacles in
the XFINITY Series is commonplace for Kyle Busch.
In Saturdays Kansas
Lottery 300 at Kansas
Speedway, Busch brushed
aside a pit road speeding penalty, a hole in the
nose of his No. 54 Toyota,
a pit stop that dropped
him to seventh for the
penultimate restart, an
unwelcome green-whitecheckered-flag restart and
a teammate who had the
fastest car for much of the
afternoon.
The end result was
Buschs 75th XFINITY Series victory, extending his
own record. Busch won
for third time at Kansas
and for the fifth time in 20
starts this season.
The race also saw Chris
Buescher add one point to
his series lead over Chase
Elliott. Though both drivers had issues Elliott a
wreck during qualifying
that sent him to a backup
car and the back of the
field; and Buescher a pit
road speeding penalty
Buescher won a drag
race to the stripe to come
home sixth to Elliotts seventh and leads the standings by 27 points over the
defending champion.
But the final 43 laps of
the event were vintage
Kyle Busch. Restarting
seventh on Lap 157 after
the seventh caution of the
afternoon, Busch surged

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Kyle Busch secured his 75th XFINITY Series victory, winning for the third time at Kansas and for the fifth time in 20 starts
this season.
into second place in a single lap. For the next 28 circuits he harried teammate
and eventual runner-up
Matt Kenseth before clearing his Joe Gibbs Racing
teammate through Turn 4
on Lap 185.
Busch survived a greenwhite-checkered after Joey

Gases engine blew and


oiled the 1.5-mile track
with five laps left. Picking
the outside lane, Busch
cleared Kenseth entering
the first turn and pulled
away to win by .607 seconds.
I wasnt sure we had
enough for that 20 car

(Kenseth) today, but there


at the end of the race, the
track was cooling down
and certainly getting freer
and it looked like Kenseth
just was too loose, Busch
said. And I was able to really get the gas down and
drive real hard and had a
good car to stick through

the corner.
This Monster Energy
Camry was awesome,
(crew chief) Chris Gayle
and the guys did a fantastic job for me in getting me
a really good piece there at
the end to be able to battle
with Matt, and its cool to
end up in Victory Lane any

day I wasnt sure how I


was going to get the pass
done, but fortunately, finally there I was able to
do it.
Kenseth suffered a loose
handling condition late in
the race and couldnt keep
Busch behind him.
Its frustrating to get
beat again, said Kenseth,
who has finished second
in each of his last four
XFINITY Series starts. We
were out front in Chicago
and had the better car, but
second is the (next) best
place to finish, I guess.
Kind of aggravating
when you get beat, but we
were too free at the end.
I didnt give Wheels (crew
chief Mike Wheeler) good
enough information on
the tires. I did everything
I could to hold off Kyle
except for wrecking. Just
couldnt do it.
Joey Logano finished
third, followed by fourthplace Ty Dillon and fifthplace Regan Smith.
Busch would like nothing better than to duplicate his victory in Sundays Hollywood Casino
400 NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series at Kansas (2:15 p.m.
ET on NBC). After a 20thplace finish last Sunday at
Charlotte in the first race
of the Chases Contender
Round, Busch could earn
a spot in the Eliminator
8 Round with the ninth
XFINITY/Sprint Cup weekend sweep of his career
(including his three-series
sweep at Bristol in 2010).

Logano turns Kenseth, wins Kansas race


In overtime
BY REID SPENCER
NASCAR WIRE
Block me once, and Ill
cut you some slack.
Block me twice and
its Gotcha.
That, in essence, was
the conversation on Joey
Loganos team radio after
Logano spun race leader
Matt Kenseth in Turn 1
with less than five laps left
in the Hollywood Casino
400 at Kansas Speedway.
Logano went on to win
the race after a greenwhite-checkered-flag restart that sent the race two
laps past its scheduled
distance of 267 laps. The
driver of the No. 22 Team
Penske Ford has monopolized the Contender Round
of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, having
won back-to-back races at
Charlotte and Kansas.
The victory was Loganos second at the 1.5-mile
track the first coming
in last years Chase his
fifth of the season and the
13th of his career. But it
may have come at the expense of the title hopes of
the driver who replaced
him in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs
Racing Toyota.
He finished .491 seconds ahead of runner-up
Denny Hamlin, who held
off Jimmie Johnson at the
stripe to take the second
spot. Johnson ran third,
followed by Kasey Kahne
and Kyle Busch.
Desperately
needing
a victory to revive his
chances to make the cut
for the Chases Eliminator 8 Round, Kenseth had
grabbed the lead from
Jimmie Johnson after a restart on Lap 248. Using all
his skills to keep the faster
car of Logano behind him,
Kenseth blocked Logano
on the frontstretch as the
duo ran up on lapped cars

NEWS
AND NOTES
LOGANO ADVANCES TO
ELIMINATOR 8 ROUND

Joey Logano led 227-of334 laps on his way to Victory Lane in last Sundays
Bank of America 500 at
Charlotte Motor Speedway
to become the first driver
to advance to the Eliminator 8 Round of the Chase
for the NASCAR Sprint
Cup.

near the start/finish line.


Kenseth moved up to
block again as he entered
Turn 1, but a tap from
Loganos Ford sent the No.
20 Camry spinning.
Kenseth kept his car off
the wall and finished 14th,
but the result was far more
costly than a mere 13 positions. After finishing 42nd
at Charlotte a week earlier, Kenseth could have
salvaged his season with
a victory and a guaranteed
entry into the Eliminator 8
Round.
Now Kenseth, who is
35 points out of the final
transfer position (eighth
place) likely must win at
Talladega to advance.
Understandably upset
by the outcome, Kenseth
had a clear-cut view of the
incident.
It was really cut and
dry, Kenseth said. He
(Logano) picked my rear
tires off the ground and
wrecked me, so theres no
debate about that one
He was a little bit tighter
on that short run than I
was, and I couldnt get
away from him.
All day we had him
pretty good. I still thought
I was going to be able to
stay in front of him and
saw those lapped cars
coming and tried getting
a couple runs off the top
there and I was plenty
clear, got up in front of
him and he just decided to
take us out.
To Logano, it was merely
a case of aggressive racing on the part of both
drivers. As Logano pursued Kenseth during the
decisive run, Logano was
squeezed into the outside
wall, scraping the right
side of his car.
It was good, hard racing, Logano said. We
were racing each other really hard, and I got in the
fence twice on the straightaways. He raced me hard,
and I raced him hard back.
Thats the way I race. If I

The No. 22 Ford driver


becomes a member of
the Eliminator 8 by winning the Contender Round
opener for the second
straight season.
Loganos checkered flag
was his first at Charlotte.
His previous best Queen
City finish was third in
2011.
On the season, Logano
ranks tied with Kevin
Harvick for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series lead in
top 10s with 24.
His five Coors Light Pole
Awards are the most in
the series.

PHOTO | COURTESY OF NASCAR.COM/GETTY IMAGES

Joey Logano outlasted Matt Kenseth during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway last Sunday afternoon.

Strategically, I dont think it wasnt the


smartest move on his part.
Matt Kenseth
NASCAR racer

get raced like that, Ill race


the same way.
Thats how Ive always
been, and it will always be
that way. I really couldnt
be more proud of this
team. To be sitting in such
a great position going into
Talladega makes us feel
really, really good.
Asked
whether
he
thought turning Kenseth
was a good move, Logano
replied, I didnt think it
was a good move when I
hit the wall. Im sure well
talk about it. I felt like,
Hey, Ive got to race hard.
I got in the fence twice, so

I wasnt going to put up


with it.
Kenseth said he had no
plans to discuss the incident with Logano.
Im really disappointed, Kenseth said. Ive
probably been one of his
biggest supporters. It was
an awkward thing, obviously, taking his ride, and
I was excited for him when
he started winning at Penske and when he got that
ride and even found him
today and congratulated
him about racing against
each other for a championship.

STRIVING FOR GREATNESS:


HARVICK JOINS ELITE

final six races he will tie


Jeff Gordons record for
most top fives in a modern
era season 26 in 1998.
Harvicks Charlotte result also earned him his
11th runner-up of the season, the most since Bobby
Allison logged 12 in 1972.
The No. 4 Chevrolet driver
boasts 14 top-two finishes
this season, double the
total of the next-highest
driver (Kyle Busch and
Jimmie Johnson, 7).
In addition to his impressive finish totals, Harvick has led 2,031 laps
his second straight season with over 2,000 laps

After placing second


last Sunday at Charlotte,
Kevin Harvick became the
13th driver in NASCARs
modern era (1972-present) to collect 20 top-five
finishes in a season. The
other drivers to achieve
the feat include: Bobby Allison, Richard Petty, Cale
Yarborough, Benny Parsons, Darrell Waltrip, Dale
Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon,
Terry Labonte, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte and
Jimmie Johnson.
If Harvick can finish
within the top five in the

I was very disappointed


that he would do that
Yeah, I was running the
lane he wanted to run in,
but, my goodness, isnt
this racing? Strategically,
I dont think it wasnt the
smartest move on his part.
Hell probably sleep good
tonight I hope he enjoys that one. Its not what
I would have done, but he
had a decision to make and
thats the one he made.
Logano
insisted
he
didnt wreck Kenseth on
purpose.
We were just going for
the same piece of real estate, Logano said.
Kenseth believed otherwise. Asked whether he
thought the wreck was
intentional, Kenseth asserted, Absolutely 100
percent.
Without the magnitude
of drama Kenseth experienced, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

also leaves Kansas in dire


straits. A loose left rear
tire forced Earnhardt to
pit road for an unscheduled stop in Lap 165. The
No. 88 Chevrolet finished
21st, two laps down.
Currently 11th in the
standings, 31 points behind eighth-place Martin
Truex Jr., Earnhardt, like
Kenseth, enters next Sundays race at Talladega
(2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)
with a win-or-bust mentality.
Other than Logano, none
of the other Chase drivers
will be able to relax next
Sunday. Only 20 points
separate
second-place
Hamlin from Ryan Newman in 10th with seven
spots in the Eliminator 8
Round still up for grabs.

led. The last driver to lead


2,000 laps or more in consecutive seasons was Jeff
Gordon (1995-96).

cutoff line. In 31 starts at


Talladega, he claims one
win, six top fives and 10
top 10s.

EARNHARDT, KENSETH IN
NEED OF A WIN

NEWMAN AND BUSCH ON


THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and


Matt Kenseth have to be
thankful for the simple
formula that embodies the
new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format
win and youre in.
Earnhardt, 11th on the
Chase Grid, sits 19 points
behind Brad Keselowski on
the cutoff line. Kenseth,
12th on the Chase Grid
is 32 points below the

If the Contender Round


ended after Charlotte,
Ryan Newman and Kyle
Busch would be among
the four drivers eliminated from the Chase for the
NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Luckily for them, theres
still time left. Newman (-6)
and Busch (-10) are also
close enough to the cutoff
in points where they do
not need wins to advance.

B6

SPORTS

THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

North Greenville Crusaders knock off Tusculum


Ashton Heards school
record 314 yards on the
ground and two touchdowns helped lead the
North Greenville Crusaders to a 35-24 homecoming
win over Tusculum College
last Saturday afternoon in
Younts Stadium.
Hughes tied the career
record for touchdowns
with his 66th career touchdown toss. The Crusaders
sprinted out of the game
in the first quarter as
Heard took the first play
from scrimmage 68 yards
for a touchdown. NGU
would hold a 6-0 lead after
a missed extra point.
Ben Kramm would tack
on an NGU field goal later
in the quarter to make
the score 9-0 before the
Pioneers finally found pay
dirt. Cameron Thomas
would put Tusculum on
the board with a 54-yard
interception return to cut
NGUs lead to two. The interception broke Hughes
streak of 150 pass attempts without an interception while making the
score 9-7.
Ashton Heard would
score again in North
Greenvilles next drive as
he punched in his second
score of the half. The 49yard scamper would be his
sixth rushing touchdown
of the season, extending
the lead to 13-9. Heard
finished the first half with
218-yards on the ground,

11 yards from tying the


NCAA Division II first half
rushing record.
NGUs passing game
would get fired up in the
second quarter when Nelson Hughes would find
Mason Sanders in the
north end zone for the
first touchdown pass and
catch of the game. A 54yard rushing touchdown
run from Isaac Robinson
for Tusculum and two
NGU field goals from Ben
Kramm would make the
score 28-14 at intermission.
The Pioneers would
creep closer in the third
quarter with a 39-yard
field goal to make the
score 28-17 in favor of
North Greenville. The Tusculum field goal was the
first points of the second
half and came with 12:05
left in the third quarter.
North Greenville would
score its only touchdown
of the second half eight
minutes later. The Hughes
to Sanders connection
would strike once more,
this time from seven yards
out to cap a 53-yard drive.
Tusculum would score
the only touchdown of the
fourth quarter to cut NGUs
lead to 35-24 leaving 4:58
left on the game clock. The
Crusaders would melt the
clock away in the fourth
quarter with two rushing
first downs on the back
of Simeon Byrd. The Cru-

saders finished with 408


yards on the ground and
141 through the air. It is
the fourth week in a row
the NGU offense compiled
at least 400-yards and second of four weeks with
500 or more.
North Greenvilles defense also put together its
fourth solid performance
of the in a row. The Black
Swarm held the Pioneers
to 310 total yards. The
Crusaders picked off three
Tusculum passes and recovered two fumbles. Tony
Godbolt spearheaded the
North Greenville defense
with seven total tackles
(one tackle for loss) while
forcing a fumble and intercepting one pass. Sam
Houston led in the tackle
category with eight.
The Crusaders extended
their winning streak to
four games. It is also NGUs
fourth win in five meetings
with the Pioneers. NGU,
now 5-2 on the season
will host the University of
Gods Chosen next weekend in a 1pm matchup in
Tigerville.

LADY CRUSADERS
FALL TO KING

The Lady Crusader soccer teams attempt to


comeback from three
goals down fell short as
North Greenville dropped
a 4-3 decision to conference rival King University.
King opened the game on

GREER: Remains unbeaten on season

CRUSADER
CORNER
the front foot and jumped
ahead with an early goal.
Kings Kara Garrett scored
off a corner kick in the
first minute and put the
Tornado ahead 1-0. The
Crusaders equalized in
the 10th minute off a goal
from Sarah Singh, her first
of the season. After allowing the first goal, King
took over for the remainder of the first half, grabbing the lead in the 16th
minute behind a goal from
Lindsay Curtis off a set
piece. The Tornado would
add one more before the
end of the half on a penalty kick. Hulda Sigurdardottir put it past Crusader
keeper Madelynn Schober
to make the score 3-1.
King opened the second half in the same style
as the first and won another penalty kick in the
47th minute. This time it
was Catherine Walsh who
stepped up to the spot
and put it past Schober to
make it 4-1.
North Greenville steadied the ship after conceding its second penalty
kick and began to mount
a comeback bid. Lindsay
Tuten reopened the scoring for the Crusaders in

FROM B1

88 yard run to the Chapman five. Cusano scored


on a keeper up the middle
that pushed the lead to
21-0.

manship, leadership and


champions in their own
right.
The football state playoffs will now begin on
Nov. 13 for all classes except Class AAAA.
Postseason play starts on
Nov. 20 for Class AAAA.
Football State championship dates have also been
pushed back a week:
Class A Dec. 4
Class AA Dec. 5
Class AAA Dec. 12
Class AAAA Dec. 12
The volleyball state

Greer made it 28-0 at


intermission after a short
Chapman punt. Cusano
found Adrian Lindsey
streaking down the sideline on a 40-yard touchdown bomb with 1:24 remaining in the first half.
With the game seemingly
out of hand, the Panthers
treated a large Homecoming crowd to a second half
show.
Chapman took the third
quarter kickoff and drove
80 yards to score. A key
play was a fourth down
penalty that gave the Panthers a first down at their
own 34-yard line. Bailey
later delivered a 40-yard
touchdown pass to Richard Tucker, and Carlos
Montalvo-Coralles booted
the extra point.
The Yellow Jackets proceeded to suffer a couple
of disastrous turnovers
that let the Panthers back
in the game.
After Cameron Kelley
returned the kickoff into
Panther territory, Lindsey
fumbled in the wildcat
formation, and McArthur
Scott recovered for Chapman at the hosts 32-yard
line.
Although Greer forced a
punt, Cusano fumbled on
the next play from scrimmage, and Miller recovered at the Yellow Jackets
32-yard line. Chapman
needed just four plays to
score with Bailey getting
the points on an 11 yard
run that cut Greers lead
in half, 28-14, with 4:37
remaining in the third period.
Its our job to stop them
no matter where they get
the ball, Perry said of the
Yellow Jackets defense.
But we had some poor
tackling, and I think we
need to settle down and
keep our composure.
The Panthers tightened
the game even more after
stopping Greer on downs
at their own 34-yard line.
Bailey engineered a 66yard scoring drive, including several key scrambling
gains, a 25-yard pass to
Tucker to put the ball in
the red zone, and then a
five-yard scoring pass to
Tim Beach.

MOST IMPRESSIVE
DRIVE YET

Although leading 2821 with 10:10 left in the


game, the Yellow Jackets
had their backs to the wall
when Lindsey fumbled
the ensuing kickoff out
of bounds at Greers fouryard line. Thats when the
team mounted its most
impressive drive of the

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer jumped on top of Chapman in the first half, only to


see its lead vanish in the final two quarters.
season. McGee, who got
some long awaited blocking up front, powered the
ball out to the 23-yard line
in four carries. Cusano
later delivered a 22-yard
pass to Lindsey, but a
holding penalty nullified a
40-yard touchdown carry
by McGee.
No matter.
Cusano and Lindsey
hooked up for a 19-yard
pass to the Panthers 15yard line, and McGee took
the ball the rest of the way,
scoring on a one-yard blast
with 2:30 left to play.
You have to give Chapman credit, Young said.
They have a good team.
Theyre well coached and
played hard. But we really
stopped ourselves most of
the time with turnovers
and mistakes. You cant
give the other team the
ball in the red zone and
expect them not to do anything with it.
The Yellow Jackets had
one of their most productive offensive outings of
the season, piling up 501
total yards for 21 first
downs. Greer rushed for
302 yards with Cusano
leading the way, gaining
151 yards on 16 carries.
McGee added 142 yards
on 20 rushes. Cusano
completed 15 of 23 passes
for 199 yards and three
touchdowns.
Chapman dented Greers
defense for 319 yards and
17 first downs. Bailey connected on 19 of 31 passes
for 139 air yards.
The sophomore quarterback also led the ground
game, gaining 80 yards on
19 carries.
Greer was flagged 11
times for 105 yards and
suffered three turnovers.
Chapman had only one
turnover and was penalized five times for 35
yards.

THE SCORE BY QUARTERS

Greer
14 14 0 7 - 35
Chapman 0 0 14 7 - 21

INDIVIDUALS

Greer rushing: Cusano


16/151
yards;
McGee
20/142 yards; Lindsey 1/1
yard; Pride 1/8 yards.
Greer receiving: Lindsey
8/124 yards; Pride 4/53
yard; Chance Coleman
1/13 yards; Alex Syphrett
1/9 yards.
Chapman rushing: Bailey
19/80 yards; D.J. Twitty
14/43 yards; Cody Chavis
3/53 yards; Tucker 1/4
yards.
Chapman
receiving:
Twitty 2/2 yards; Beach
5/16 yards; Patrick Phongstat 3/13 yards; Tucker
3/75 yards; Tyrell Oglesby
2/8 yards.

The Crusader volleyball


team rebounded from a
loss to Southern Wesleyan
with a pair of dominating
wins. NGU dropped the
first set of the night as
the Panthers earned a 2522 win. North Greenville
bounced back to earn a 2219 win in the second set to
even the tally before grabbing the set lead with a 2510 win in the final frame.
The Crusaders wrapped
up the win over Clark Atlanta with a 25-16 victory.
Adeyeye finished the

championship will now be


on Nov. 14 at White Knoll
High in Lexington. The last
regular season contests
will be held on Oct. 26 for
Class A and Class AA and
Oct. 27 for Class AAA and
Class AAAA.
Volleyball playoff schedule will now change to:
Class AAAA - Oct. 29,
Nov. 3, Nov. 5, Nov. 10
Class AAA - Oct. 29, Nov.
3, Nov. 5, Nov. 10
Class AA - Oct. 28, Nov.
2, Nov. 4, Nov. 10
Class A - Oct. 28, Nov 2.,
Nov. 4, Nov. 10

TIGERS: Fall apart in final


minutes against Southside
FROM B1

First quarter: Cusano (G)


80 yard touchdown pass
to Pride, Roberson kick;
Cusano (G) 28 yard pass to
Pride; Roberson kick.
Second quarter: Cusano
(G) five yard run, Roberson kick; Cusano (G) 40
yard pass to Lindsey, Roberson kick.
Third quarter: Bailey (C)
40 yard pass to Tucker,
Montalvo-Coralles
kick;
Bailey (C) 11-yard run,
Montolvo-Coralles kick.
Fourth quarter: Bailey (C) five-yards pass to
Beach, Montalvo-Coralles
kick; McGee (G) 1 yard run,
Roberson kick.

CRUSADER VOLLEYBALL
TEAM CRUISING

game against Clark Atlanta with 21 kills while


Dupes put down 10. Madison Pogue finished with
47 assists while Kenzie
Pierce finished the game
with nine kills and a team
leading three blocks. The
Crusaders dished out six
service aces as a team led
by Sara Miller who had
two.
The game against Loyola
started out in the same
manner as North Greenville found itself in a 1-0
deficit after a 25-21 loss
in Frame one. The Crusaders rallied to win the next
three sets however to improve to 18-8 on the season. NGU bounced back
to take a 25-14 win in the
second frame to even the
score. The Crusaders secured the win with a 25-23
set three victory and a 2516 triumph in the fourth.
Adeyeye finished with
17 kills to lead all players
while Dupes finished with
13. Megan Gouge also put
together a solid performance with 11 kills. Madison Pogue topped her best
performance of the season
with 50 assists while leading the Crusaders with
nine digs. Gouge also led
NGU at the net with three
solo blocks.
NGU will be back in action on Oct. 23 against
Erskine at 7 p.m. in Due
West, South Carolina.

PLAYOFFS: Rescheduled EAGLES:


Get back
to winning

FROM B1

28-0 AT HALFTIME

the 54th minute when her


shot from outside the box
found the back of the net.
Tuten got another goal
in the 58th minute off an
assist from Gabriella Porter to make the score 4-3.
North Greenville pushed
for an equalizing goal but
King was able to finish off
the game and take the conference win.
Tutens two goals put
her to a conference-leading total of 13 on the season while Schober spent
the full 90 minutes in goal,
making five saves.
Yomi Adeyeye and Taylor Dupes combined for
61 kills in two games as
NGU cruised to a pair of
3-1 wins over Loyola University and Clark Atlanta,
Friday night in non-conference action.

Clarks offense managed


to put together a solid
drive, moving the ball into
the red zone before it was
picked off again inside the
20-yard-line.
Southside took possession at its own half-yardline and managed to drive
the length of the field to
score the games final
points. Blue Ridge ended
the game by throwing yet
another interception in
the red zone, putting the
Tigers third win of the
season out of reach.

We just had some


key mistakes at
critical points in the
game.
Shane Clark

Blue Ridge head coach


We just had some key
mistakes at critical points
in the game. You cant do
that against good teams,
he said.
Theres several guys
out there that this is their
first go-around with varsity football, Clark said.
Theyve been thrown into
the fire. We knew that going in, but we hoped that
the maturity would come
a little faster than it has.

Weve been in some tough


situationstrying to come
from behind and things
like thatso its just been
difficult.
Blue Ridge will take on
Chapman this Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

FROM B1

closer to its ultimate goal.


[Making the playoffs]
would just have really
good ramifications for
us, he said. The seniors
here have never even been
close to getting into the
playoffs, so it would be a
new experience for them.
We really have inherited
some good seniors that
havent had any success,
so I would love to see this
happen for them.
Wilson hopes this years
turnaround will have a
positive impact for the
long-term success of the
football program.
I hope were starting
to set a precedent around
here for winning football
games, he said. Hopefully, thats going to infiltrate our younger kids in
our other programs and
well have more kids coming out for football. This
season means a lot for our
football program.

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Indian items dream catcher, 10+ Coleman lanterns, KiSS collectibles At
1:00 the home will sell Absolute to the highest bidder. Home is situated on
approximately 0.72 acre near Hwy 29 (Wade Hampton Blvd) Rear yard is
fenced, Three bedrooms, One & 1/2 bath attached carport. Also an adjacent
lot will be sold. Real estate sold by Larry Meares www.mearesauctions.com
At 1:00 the home will sell Absolute to the highest bidder. Home is situated
on approximately 0.72 acre near Hwy 29 (Wade Hampton Blvd) rear yard is
fenced, Three bedrooms, One & 1/2 bath attached carport. Also an adjacent
lot will be sold. Real estate sold by Larry Meares www.mearesauctions.com
10% buyers premium applies to all bids. Concessions available, bring your
chair and spend the day under our tents.
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situated on approximately 0.72 acre near Hwy 29 (Wade Hampton Blvd)
Rear yard is fenced, Three bedrooms, One & 1/2 bath

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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FOR
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Legal Notice
LEGAL
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given
that charges for storage
on household goods are
past due, and in case
of default, merchandise
will be sold at auction
at the warehouse at 930
Monks Grove Church
Road, Spartanburg, SC
beginning at 10:00 AM
on Saturday November
7th, 2015.
The lots below consist of
baseball cards, collectibles, bedroom suites,
dinette suites, living
room suites, coffee and
end tables, appliances,
electronic and miscellaneous goods and furniture.
Thea Esarove S1057
Anne Frisby S0996
William McAbee S7236
Marvin Perkins S0573
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Inc. Auctioneer: Gene
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EDUCATION
EDUCATION

The Personal Property will be sold by


Terry Hester Auction Services beginning at 10 AM.

LIVING HERE
The Greer Citizen

B8 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

Olde Tyme Farm Day returns Saturday


To Gail and Vic Campbells Log Cabin Farm
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
For Gail and Vic Campbell, October is about
taking a horse-drawn trip
down memory laneback
to a time when life was
simpler and things were
made by hand.
Thats why the couple is
bringing back Olde Tyme
Farm Day, an event that
began in the 1980s, for another year.
The best thing is seeing people who are still
interested in doing things
by handthe way our
parents and grandparents
did them, Vic said. The
camaraderie (at farm day)
is great, Vic said. People
have been so willing to
help and give their own
time. Theyve really just
jumped in here to help
year after year.
The event is held each
year at Log Cabin Farm.
This years Olde Tyme
Farm Day will take place
on Saturday, Oct. 24, from
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Vic and Gail had considered hosting one last, final
Farm Day last year, but the
couple received so much
positive feedback that
they decided to reopen
their farm to the public.
It makes you feel good
that people are still so

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

OLDE TYME ACTIVITIES & DISPLAYS

Molasses making
with horse-drawn mill
Apple butter making
Apple cider press
Hay wagon, pony cart
& horse rides
Bluegrass music
Grist mill
Plowing demonstration
Quilting
Childrens crafts

Spinning & felting


Butter churning
Antique display
Peanut boil
Wood cookstove, dutch oven
& campfire cooking
blacksmith
Lye soap making
Clothes washing & ironing
Farm animals
Amish barn

interested in it, Vic said.


My wife (Gail) wanted to
do it again this year, so I
didnt argue.
The event has been
around since 1984 when
Vic accepted his friend,
Hayden Kemps, challenge

to use his molasses mill


with the farms Brabant
draft horses.
He was my best friend
and just a great ol guy,
Vic recalled. He pestered
me about making molasses for about three years

Vic Campbell is getting set to open his farm for Olde Tyme Farm Day on Saturday
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
and we finally did it.
Campbell grew the sorghum, cut and stripped the
cane and put the horses to
work. Friends and family came to help with the
process, and friend Evelyn
Allen prepared breakfast
over a cookstove for the
volunteer.
People just had a fit
over it and they came in
to help us, Vic said. One
thing led to another and it
just gradually expanded.
Next thing you know, we
got this farm day started.
For the last five years
or so, weve drawn about
2,500 people all because
Hayden Kemp wanted to
make molasses, he said

Among the activities will


be antique displays, an apple cider press, spinning
and felting, blacksmithing,
and childrens crafts. Visitors can also enjoy bluegrass music, sample old
style cooking and tour the
Amish barn.
The horse-drawn mill
is still going on. Well
have a horse-drawn plowing demonstration in our
garden, Vic said. Well
have all kinds of displays
all over the farm and its
hard to say which is the
one most people appreciate. Its probably still the
molasses making.
Vic and Gail have had
plenty of help organizing

this years event, much of


it coming from Theresa
Land.
Theres just a lot of
work and a lot of effort
that they put into it, Land
said. Its amazing how
much goes into it, but we
enjoy it. The people that
cometheyre the ones
that keep asking, are you
going to have farm day
again?
Log Cabin Farm is located at 3855 Pennington
Road in Greer, one mile
from Blue Ridge High
School. Admission is $5
per carload. Barbecue and
hot dogs by Sims BBQ will
be available for sale. Rain
date will be Nov. 7.

Welch takes on life after death in new book


BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Who would your wife
want you to marry after
she passes away?
Thats
the
question
Greers Nancy Turner
Welch explores in her new
fiction book, Alices List,
recently released online
and in local stores.
Welch describes her 93page work as a clever way
to look at life after you
lose a spouse.
Its kind of a humorous
way of treating a rather
serious subject, she said.
I think, so often, men and
women feel so guilty after
a spouse dies. They think,
why did that person die
instead of me? Theres
this turmoil there and you
think, I shouldnt enjoy

the rest of my life because


Im the one that got to
live.
But there is life afterward, and in the book,
my character Ed receives
a wonderful gift from his
wife, Alice.
That gift is a list of five
women Alice approves
of Ed settling down with
after shes gone. In the
book, Ed explores what a
relationship with each of
these women would look
like and his wifes reasoning for choosing them.
I really think its a chick
book, Welch said with a
smile. It was fun to write.
There was a character
in my minda woman
who had been widowed
a long time. Through the
years, she had collected
cats, so I sort of refer to

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Nancy Turner Welch signs a copy of her book during a


reading last week in downtown Greer.

Its kind of a
humorous way of
treating a rather
serious subject.
Nancy Welch
Author

her as a cat woman, she


said. Ed is not much on
cats, so theres a little bit
of conflict when he goes
to visit her and tries to
figure out how he would
fit in to that household.
Theres another woman
who hasnt been so lucky
in love. She had a not-veryfaithful husband and shes
just kind of down. This
book really runs through
the gamut of all the kinds
of women you might run
into if you were 58 years
old trying to find someone
who is a widow.
Welch has had plenty of
writing experience in the
past, but she traditionally
sticks to non-fiction.
Ive been writing for
years, Welch said. Ive
written
several
other
books, but never a fiction
book. Id only ever written
true stories.
Welch learned the basics
of fiction writing through
a class at Furman University.
The instructor said, if
youve never written fic-

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Alices List is Nancy Welchs first non-fiction work, and it is available on Amazon.com and
in local retail shops.
tion, start with something
youre familiar with. So I
started thinking of things
that were kind of unusual
in my past. One thing I remembered was, before my
mother died, she gave me
a list of five women she
wanted my father to consider marrying after she
died. It started with that
idea, but from then on,
it was all fiction. I really
had fun creating these five
women.
Like her character, Alice, Welch has also battled
cancer.
Ive had my own battle
with cancer, so this was

sort of something where


you might as well say it
like it isnot everyone is
going to survive cancer,
she said. Im in my fourth
round with it and so far,
Im surviving, but the reality is that there are a lot of
people that lose their lives
to cancer.
I think the more we discuss it and the more that
its out there, the easier it
is, Welch added. Ill never forget standing in the
doctors office when they
told me I had cancer. I
thought, oh my goodness,
what does this mean? I
thought everything was

fine, but as it turned out,


not so much.
Welch is continuing to
write and her next work
will likely involve ghosts.
Its a ghost book, she
said. Im working on it
now and Im trying to get
it into some kind of order,
but hopefully I will be able
to share it soon.
Alices List is available
on Amazon.com. You can
also find copies at Fiction
Addiction in Greenville
and Dobson Gifts and General Hardware in Greer.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

OUR SCHOOLS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

SCHOOL
NEWS
GREENVILLE COUNTY

RIVERSIDE WINS DEBATE


SWEEPSTAKES

The
Riverside
High
speech and debate team
participated in the 29th
Bob Jones Academy Invitational this last weekend,
winning the sweepstakes.
Individual winners and
their results included:
Childrens literature
Stephanie
Gonzalez
(2nd), Allison Watts (4th)
and Lucy Wang (6th)
Dramatic interpretation
Devin Remley (4th) and
Allison Watts (5th)
Duo interpretation
Andi April and Matt
Thomas (3rd)
Expository speaking
Michael Gallagher (1st)
Carol Lee (2nd)
Extemporaneous
speaking
Jared Boggs (2nd)
Raghed Adbel-Tawab
(3rd)
Humorous interpretation
Monique Louw (4th)
Cevlin Ucok (5th)
Impromptu speaking
Devin Remley (5th)
Jared Boggs (7th)
Dhruv Dattani (10th)
Informative speaking
Devin Remley (1st)
Novice L-D debate
Jaimie McKeel (1st)
Julia Murray (5th)
Novice reading
Erdin Ucok (1st)
Stephan Voelk (3rd)
Mit Patel (4th)
Matt Thomas (7th)
Oral interpretation
Cevlin Ucok (2nd)
Oratorical declamation
Ahva Zadeh (2nd)
Michael Gallagher (3rd)
Original oratory
Carol Lee (1st)
Student congress
Sarai Dai (6th)
Best presiding officer
Varsity L-D debate
Abigail Holland (1st)
Carolyn Bubanich (2nd)
Varsity public forum
Neil Gramopadhye (2nd)
Nicole Patterson (2nd)

GREER HIGH BAND


SELLING FRUIT

Greer High School G


Force marching band began its annual fruit sale
last week and will accept
orders through Nov. 5.
Orders can be placed
through one of the band
students, at the front office, from one of the band
directors at the next game
or through band director
Jeff Norman.
For more information,
contact Norman at 3555738.

GREER HIGH
CAREER EXPO

Greer High will hold an


Advanced Manufacturing
Career Expo on Oct. 29
from 11:50 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
(during all three lunches).
Local
industry
and
educational
representatives will be on hand with
booths and displays to
share information about
their field.
Committed participants
in the expo to date include 3M, Bonds Career
Center, BMW, Caraustar,
ECPI, Greenville Tech, Integrated Feeding Systems,
Pierburg, Roechling Automotive, SEW Eurodrive Inc.
and Tietex.
The event is open to the
public.
For more information,
contact Rick Schwartz,
Greer High technology/
manufacturing teacher, at
rsschwartz@greenville.
k12.sc.us or 355-2591.

RHS HOSTS LITTLE MISS


RED AND BLUE PAGEANT

Riverside High will hold


its first Little Miss Red and
Blue Pageant for ages 5-12
on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11
a.m.
The first category will be
casual wear to give the girls
an opportunity to express
themselves and show their
personal, everyday style.
The second category is
formal wear. The third category is a Riverside spirit
wear category. (It doesnt
have to be Riverside apparel, so get creative with
colors and outfits.)
The cost to enter is $30
for the first child and $10
for each additional child.
General admission is $5.
All of the money bene-

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Rebel queen
Shaylyn Simmons was crowned the Byrnes High School
homecoming queen during halftime of the Rebels game
against J.L. Mann last Friday.
fits Riverside Highs spirit
week for the Barbara Stone
Foundation.
For more information,
visit the schools website.

BRUSHY CREEK COLLECTS


CANDY FOR CARNIVAL

Brushy Creek Elementary


will hold its Spooktacular
Carnival on Oct. 30, 4:308 p.m., with games, rides
and food.
Candy and volunteers
are needed for the event.
Parents can send one large
bag of wrapped nut-free
candy to school with their
student starting now until
Oct. 23, and the student
will receive a homework
pass.
Advance ticket sales will
start soon and will also
be sold during the carnival. If you are interested
in volunteering, contact
Tieraney Rice at tggrice@
gmail.com.

BRUSHY CREEK STUDENTS


FOOD DRIVE

Brushy Creek Elementary students will be collecting canned food from


Nov. 16-20 for the student
councils annual drive to
benefit Greer Relief.
Students can vote as a
fan for Clemson or South
Carolina with their donations. The cans will be
counted each day and the
winner announced.
A neutral zone will be
available for donations not
supporting either school.

WOODLAND STUDENTS
KIDS MARATHON CLUB

Woodland
Elementary
students can now register
for the Kids Marathon
Club offered through
the Greenville Track Club
in conjunction with the
Spinx Run Fest .
Last year more than 60
students
participated.
The goal this year is for
students to log enough
miles to complete a halfmarathon (13.1 miles).
Students run their final
mile around the Greenville
Drive Baseball Stadium on
Oct. 31.
The program is designed
to encourage students to
establish lifelong fitness
habits by becoming involved in a participative/
goal setting activity.
For more information
or to register, visit the
schools website.

TIGERVILLE PUMPKIN
DECORATING CONTEST

The Storybook Pumpkin


Patch at Tigerville Elementary will be Monday, Oct.
26.
Students may decorate
a pumpkin to look like a
book character. (No carving is allowed.)
All entries must be
turned in at the school cafeteria on Monday, Oct. 26,
and must include an entry
form.

GREER MIDDLE COLLEGE


FALL 4 GMC IS NOV. 14

Greer Middle College


Charter High Fall 4 GMC 5k
Walk/Run will be Saturday,
Nov. 14, at 9 a.m. along the
streets of Greer.
The money raised from
the event will help purchase a new activity bus
for Greer Middle College
Charter High School.

DISTRICT FIVE

DISTRICT FIVE CELEBRATES


TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Twelve District Five


Schools teachers, named
2014-15 Teachers of the
Year, were honored recently at the Districts annual
banquet at the Piedmont
Club in Spartanburg.
Each of the honorees
was selected by the staff
at their individual schools
last spring.
The teachers are: Mamye Gardner (Abner Creek
Academy), Paje Smith
(Duncan
Elementary),
Debbie Smith (Lyman Elementary), Paula Quinby
(Reidville
Elementary),
Ava Skinner (River Ridge
Elementary), Sammie Burman (Wellford Academy),
Kristy Fulbright (Beech
Springs
Intermediate),
Freddy Coan (Berry Shoals
Intermediate), Cassie Lemus (D.R. Hill Middle),
Sunshine Furner (Florence
Chapel Middle), Barry Burnette (Byrnes Freshman
Academy), and John Ratterree (Byrnes High).
Quinby was honored as
District Fives Teacher of
the Year.

SUPPORT EMPLOYEES
OF THE YEAR

The District honored the


Support Employees of the
Year for each individual
school/location at its yearly luncheon recently.
Wanda Chasteen, a bus
driver and assistant at
Beech Springs Intermediate, was recognized as the
overall District Support
Employee of the Year.
Other employees honored
include:
Doreen
Riceputo (Abner Creek
Academy), Ann Canty
(Duncan Elementary), Angela Classen (Lyman Elementary), Dee Spaniol
(Reidville Elementary), Denise Garland (River Ridge
Elementary), Kristie Bentley (Wellford Academy),
Wanda Chasteen (Beech
Springs
Intermediate),
Jackie Moore (Berry Shoals
Intermediate),
Denise
Cantrell (D.R. Hill Middle),
Lois Irby (Florence Chapel
Middle), Rhonda Bradey
(Byrnes Freshman Academy), Rita Jackson (Byrnes
High), April Peel (District
Office), Kathy Buckson
(Middle Tyger Community Center), and Travis
Lister (District Five Maintenance).

ORCHESTRA STUDENTS
RECEIVE HONORS

Dozens
of
District
Five students have been
tapped among the best in
the state, after a top showing at the Region I Honors
orchestra auditions earlier
this month.
During the auditions,
held October 2-3, students are required to learn
scales, play prepared music, and sight-read pieces
they have never played
before. Fifty-eight District
Five students were selected for the prestigious
honor, out of more than
500 students from Spartanburg, Rock Hill, Union
and Laurens County auditioning.
Receiving honors were:

Junior Orchestra
Violin Students
Payton Lee (FCMS), Christopher Trinh (FCMS), Ben
Harding (FCMS), Lauren
McClary (FCMS), Campbell
Quinby (FCMS), Angeline
Novikov (FCMS), Adrianna
Gergley (FCMS), Ella McGarity (FCMS), Makenna
Patterson (FCMS), Caroline
White (FCMS), Lauren Nodine (FCMS), Sophie Smith
(DRH), Lily Kozub (DRH),
Charla Gentry (DRH), Megan Stephens (DRH), Lexsis
Jennings (FCMS- alternate),
Sydney Durham (FCMS- alternate)
Viola Students
Kimberly Seto (FCMS),
Noah Heck (FCMS), Marissa Powe (FCMS), Arianna
Wilson-Brown (FCMS), Emily Gaffney (FCMS), Mia
Godbee (FCMS), Brittany
Hawkins (DRH)
Cello Students
Preston Lee (FCMS), Natalie Pickren (FCMS), Mollie Hance (FCMS), Diana
Ilie (FCMS), Aggie Fowler
(FCMS)
Bass Students
Silas Payne (FCMS)

Cello Students
Lauren Lee (BFA), Connor Gaffney (BFA)
Bass Students
Rebecca Lewis (BFA),
Robert Gregory (alternateBFA), Katelyn Gilbert (alternate- BFA), and Rebecca
Porter (BHS).

Senior Orchestra
Violin Students
Lily Moore (BFA), Kayla
Brock (BFA), Brooke Daniels (BFA), Presley Rimel
(BFA),
Victoria
White
(alternate- BFA), Darla
Valderrama
(alternateBFA), Emily Carroll (BHS),
Maggie Hance (BHS), Molina Srey (BHS), Andrew
Vaughn (BHS), MacGregor
Latimer (BHS), Jacob McAbee (BHS), and Sarah Beth
Cobb (BHS)
Viola Students
Kristeena Cole (BFA),
Grace Greer (BFA), Brianna
Bourguignon (BHS), Caitlin
Blackburn (BHS), Steven
Greer (BHS), Erin Hackney
(BHS), Cassandra Kondzich
(BHS), Faith Sexton (BHS),
Morgan Powe (BHS), Austin Click (alternate- BHS)

Students at Wellford
Academy received a $1,000
check from Walmart recently.
Teacher Jennifer Crosby
was awarded the education grant after being
nominated by her fiances
mother who works for the
retailer.

DISTRICT FIVE STUDENTS


SERVE COMMUNITY

A group of District Five


students is learning a
special lesson outside the
classroom.
The students, all part
of Girl Scout Troop 2659,
recently learned of a Spartanburg woman who had
suffered severe flooding
damage in her home.
Madysis Curtis (FCMS),
Victoria Munson (DRH),
Madilyn Millici (BSIS) and
Olivia Gonzalez (BSIS) began by cleaning up around
the victims home. They
later teamed up with
Motor Racing Outreach
(MRO), a national ministry
supported by Nascar, to
finish the project.

WELLFORD RECEIVES
WALMART GIFT

REBEL REGIMENT CLAIMS


84TH CHAMPIONSHIP

The nationally ranked


Rebel Regiment overcame
the weather and other
bands from across North
and South Carolina to
claim the Grand Championship of the Harrison Elliot Tournament of Bands
at Landrum High School
recently.
The Byrnes High School
band collected the tro-

THE GREER CITIZEN

B9

phies for High Music,


Marching, Colorguard, and
Percussion.
D5 students compete in
First Tee Team Challenge
A group of District Five
students recently hit the
links to compete against
more than 100 others
from across the Upstate
for the annual First Tee
Team Challenge.
First Tee, a national initiative that provides educational lessons about character, values and healthy
choices through golf, was
recently sponsored in four
District Five Schools.
Students from Reidville
Elementary, River Ridge
Elementary, and Abner
Creek Academy, along
with P.E. teachers from
those schools, participated in the challenge.
Receiving awards were:
Bailey Taunton (1st PlaceHealthy Habits) and Thomas Skierski (3rd placeHealthy Habits), both of
River Ridge Elementary,
who placed in the annual
essay contest.

REIDVILLE FOCUSES
ON SUN SAFETY

Students at Reidville Elementary learned the importance of sun safety this


week when Dr. Dermis
a.k.a. Principal Kim Deering visited the school to
help students learn about
acne, skin care, and sun
protection.
Reidvilles School Improvement Council started this project last year,
as it led the effort to earn
a grant for a new sun
shade for the schools
Sheppards Walk area and
playground.
This week, the school
made a video in hopes of
receiving that new shade
so students skin can be
protected while they play.

SEE SCHOOLS | B12

ENTERTAINMENT
The Greer Citizen

B10

THE GREER CITIZEN

Why Rock Hall


of Fame should
induct Deep Purple

Scene from Roar

COUCH THEATER

DVD previews
By Sam Struckhoff

NEW RELEASES
FOR WEEK OF NOV. 2
PICKS OF THE WEEK

Inside Out (PG) -- Pixar goes on an inward-journey with this inventive


animated adventure about
the struggles of growing
up and having emotions.
Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn
Dias) is an 11-year-old who
has trouble adjusting after
her family moves to a new
state. Like all of us, Riley
has a rich inner-world
full of memories, and her
emotions influence how
she acts and how she sees
the world. Usually, Riley is
guided by Joy (Amy Poehler), in conjunction with
the other personified feelings: Fear, Sadness, Anger
and Disgust (Bill Hader,
Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black
and Mindy Kaling).
When kids movies try to
tackle complicated topics,
the result is usually either
dumbed-down to pointlessness, or the complexity suffocates the fun. Pixar
has made a movie that is
both pricelessly fun and
original, without compromising on the message.
Vacation (R) -- The legacy of National Lampoons
vacation flicks lives on this
hard-R sequel. Ed Helms
(of The Office) leads as
Rusty Griswald, the son
from the old Vacation
movies, now a grownup
failure who is borderline
reviled by his wife and
kids -- just like his dad!
Rusty has the brilliant idea
to rekindle his marriage
and impress his sons by
taking them on the same
horrendous road trip his
dad dragged him on!
The raunchy humor in
this outing is generally
more cringe-inducing than
laugh-out-loud. The last
set of Griswalds werent
a really happy bunch, but
theres a weird bitterness
to many of the jokes between these family members. The intense gross-out
factor also is much higher
than before, which could
be a draw for some.
The End of the Tour
(R) -- In 1996, the literary
world received a huge hit
to the head from a heavy
book. David Foster Wallaces novel Infinite Jest
quickly established the
author as The New Guy to
Watch. This movie is an
up-close study of an unreleased interview with the
young author, just coming
to grips with the success
headed his way. In 96,
Rolling Stone sent journalist and novelist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) on
a five-day ride-along with
Wallace (Jason Segel). This
is a major turn for Segel - until now best known for
comedy -- successfully taking on such a challenging
role in an unconventional
movie.
Roar (R) -- The bloodiest, most recklessly lifethreatening film production in Hollywood history
resulted in this light-hearted comedy about a family
acting afraid while they
share a home with at least
100 untrained tigers, lions
and panthers. Writer/director Noel Marshall felt so
strongly about this movie
that he cast his own family, literally feeding them
to lions -- including his
wife Tippi Hedren (from
Hitchcocks The Birds)
and her daughter, Melanie
Griffith (who would later
need facial surgery after
a lion attack). At least 70
people were seriously injured during production,
which was a never-ending nightmare thanks to
money problems and entire crews wisely walking
away from the project.
But Marshall finished his
movie. Never released in
the U.S., the 1981 film is
now available on Blu-ray,
and its a must-have for
collectors of Hollywoods
worst ideas.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Matt Damon stars in Ridley Scotts Martian, giving a standout performance.

Ridley Scott, Matt Damon


make Martian a winner
Rating: 7 out of 10
Run time: 142 minutes
Rated: PG-13 for language
and some gore

ith The Martian,


Ridley Scott accomplishes the difficult task of making an
intelligent science fiction
film the whole family can
enjoy. A director traditionally known as much
for his dystopic view of
the world as his creative
vision, Scott may be lightening up as he nears the
end of his career. Using a
standout performance by
Matt Damon, the directors most recent effort is
a validation of the virtues
of teamwork, problem
solving and most of
all the will to live.
Damon plays Mark
Whatley, a NASA botanist
whos stranded on Mars
after his team evacuates
the red planet during a
storm. Believing he died
in an accident during the
storm, his crewmates
mourn him and NASA
holds a memorial service.
Soon, however, NASA officials discover a series of
satellite images confirming what we already know
Whatley is alive and

THINGS
TO DO
GREER FARMERS MARKET
CONTINUES THURSDAY

The Greer Farmers Market will continue Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4-7
p.m. in the parking lot at
Main and Poinsett streets
(across from BB&T).
The market will be held
each Thursday through
the end of October.
Visit greerfarmersmarket.com.

STOMPING GROUNDS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Stomping Grounds Open


Mic Night is held the second and fourth Friday of
each month. Dan and Luann Gray are hosting open
mic 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.
Mondays: Colored Pencil Art Class with Robert
Decker, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesdays: Weekly Majong Games, 2-5 p.m.
First & third Tuesdays:
Old Time Jam with Bob
Buckingham, 7-9 p.m.
First & third Wednesdays: Celtic Session, 7-9
p.m.
Visit
www.stompinggroundsgreer.com.

FURMAN UNIVERSITY
IN CONCERT OCT. 22

The Furman University


Mens and Womens Chorales and the Furman Sing-

MOVIE
REVIEW
WILLIAM
BUCHHEIT
hoping to stay that way.
To do so, he must rely on
his scientific wisdom to
solve one problem after
the next, all the while the
space experts on earth
try to come up with a way
to rescue him before his
supply of food and water
runs out.
Adapting Andy Weirs
2011 novel of the same
name, screenwriter Drew
Goddard (World War Z,
The Cabin in the Woods)
manages to keep the story
moving at a good clip.
At nearly two-and-a-half
hours, its a long movie,
but mostly avoids meandering. As one would
expect from Scott, its a
beautiful film to behold,
especially in 3-D. Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski,
who did all the Pirates of
the Caribbean flicks and
worked with Scott on the
spectacular-looking 2012
3D flick Prometheus,
gives us landscapes, sunrises and sunsets literally

ers will present their fall


concert Thursday, Oct. 22,
at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman
University campus.
The concert is free and
open to the public, and is
part of Furmans Cultural
Life Program.
Conducted by Furman
music professors Dr. Vivian Hamilton and Dr.
Hugh Ferguson Floyd, the
program includes a mix
of sacred and traditional
hymns, folk tunes and
spirituals.
Accompanying the choral groups are Furman
freshman Gabriel Smallwood of Florence, and Furman senior Grace Odell of
Pelzer.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN


AT LOGOS THEATRE

Twelve Angry Men will


be staged The Academy of
Arts Logos Theatre Oct.
23-24.
Based on the 1957
award-winning film with
Henry Fonda, the play
follows the closing arguments in a murder trial
and the 12 members of
the jury who must deliberate, with a guilty verdict
meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen.
As the men try to reach a
unanimous decision while
sequestered in a room, one
juror casts considerable
doubt on elements of the
case. Personal issues soon
rise to the surface, and
conflict threatens to derail
the delicate process.
For ticket information,
contact The Academy of
Arts Logos Theatre at (864)
268-9342 or visit www.
theacademyofarts.org for
more information.

WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR


IN GREENVILLE OCT. 23-25

The Boeing B-17 Flying


Fortress Nine O Nine
WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Witchcraft WWII Heavy
Bomber and P-51 Mustang
fighter will be on display
at the Greenville Downtown Airport Oct. 23-25.

and figuratively out of


this world.
Not all of the films elements work.
The Martian isnt as
funny as it wants to be,
and its attempts at comic
relief prove more corny
than humorous. The
movies biggest flaw is its
lack of three-dimensional
supporting characters. As
such, acclaimed talents
like Jessica Chastain
(Zero Dark Thirty)
and Michael Pena (End
of Watch) dont get to
flex their acting muscle.
There is a wonderful cast
here, but it is underutilized.
Thankfully, Damon
doesnt suffer the same
fate. His performance
here is one of the best the
sci-fi genre has ever seen,
moving seamlessly between despair and hope,
surrender and conviction,
self-pity and self-confidence. Despite the best
efforts of the production
crew, the film begins and
ends with him. And he
deserves high praise for
keeping Mark Whatley
believable no matter how
outlandish the events
portrayed in the movie
may be.

The B-17 is one of only


eight in flying condition
in the United States, the
B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the
sole remaining examples
of their type flying in the
world. Visitors can explore the aircraft inside
and out during the event
sponsored by The Collings
Foundation Wings of
Freedom Tour. Ground
tours and display times
are 2-4:30 p.m. Friday, 9
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday.
Tickets are $12 for
adults and $6 for children
under 12 to tour the aircraft. WWII veterans can
tour at no cost. Flights on
the B-17 or B-24 are available for $450 per person.
P-51 flights are $2,200 for
a half hour or $3,200 for
one hour.
The planes will be displayed at Runway Caf at
the Greenville Downtown
Airport, 21 Airport Road
Ext.
For more information
or to reserve a flight, call
800-568-8924.

SHERMAN COLLEGE HEALTH


CENTER TRUNK OR TREAT

Sherman College Health


Center will host Trunk
or Treat for families on
Friday, Oct. 30, from 5-8
p.m.
Cars will be decorated, and their owners will be dressed
to match. Visitors are
asked to bring your bags
or buckets.
The event will be held
in the Sherman College
of Chiropractic Health
Center parking lot, 2020
Springfield Road in Boiling Springs (use zip code
29316 for GPS).

HUBBARD FEATURED
ARTIST IN LANDRUM

The artist for the month


of October at Carolina
Foothills Artisan Center in
Landrum will be Erin Hubbard, a recent graduate
of Western Carolina University and intern at the
Center.

hen people talk


about who invented
heavy metal, they
talk about three British
bands Led Zeppelin,
Black Sabbath and Deep
Purple. The first of these
was inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame two decades ago,
the second in 2006. It
is one of rock historys
great travesties that Deep
Purple still remains on the
outside of the hall looking
in.
In a way, it would be
less reprehensible if they
hadnt been nominated
and denied twice already.
Yet, Deep Purple failed
to garner the necessary
votes in 2012 and 2013,
despite pleadings from
members of Rush, Metallica and Guns n Roses.
Most casual rock fans
know Deep Purple from
the 1972 hard rock
anthem, Smoke on the
Water. But the band produced far more than that.
In fact, in the early 70s,
the group put out three
albums that rank right up
there with Sabbaths best
work and almost up there
with Zeppelins. 1970s
Fireball featured the
epic anti-war song, Child
in Time. One of the alltime great vocal performances, the 10-minute
tune showcases front man
Ian Gillen singing/howling
in three different octaves.
Do yourself a favor and
look up any of guitarist
Ronnie Blackmores solos
on Youtube. You will see
pretty quickly why every
heavy metal guitarist
in the 1980s grew up
worshipping him. So I
ask, how can a group that
had one of rocks alltime greatest singers and
rocks all-time greatest
guitarists be denied entry
into its sacred halls in
Cleveland?
Obviously, the answer
is political. The Hall of
Fame has always been

Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Landrum is


open Mondays, 11 a.m.-3
p.m.; Thursday-Saturday,
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (864)
461-3050.

WESTERN CAROLINA RADIO


CONTROL HOSTS FLY IN

Western Carolina Radio


Control will host its fifth
annual Charity Fly In on
Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
to benefit the Miracle Hill
Boys Shelter in Greenville.
Admission to the event
is free for spectators. Food
and drinks will be available for sale.
Pilot landing fee is $20
and includes lunch.
There will be drawings
for remote control planes
and candy for kids trickor-treating.

THE BUCK
STOPS HERE
WILLIAM
BUCHHEIT
transparent about its
nomination process but
remains gleefully mute
about how exactly it
chooses its three inductees each year. Its hard
to comprehend why some
acts are in there and
others arent. While most
acts certainly deserve to
be their spot in the hall,
there are a few headscratchers in there as
well. The Mamas & the
Papas, KISS and Abba all
seem a bit questionable
to me; while Steely Dan,
Blondie and Dr. John
hardly seem like obvious
choices either.
Meanwhile, there are
more than a few great
rock acts that havent
yet made the cut. The
Zombies have been nominated and shunned, while
such brilliant acts as The
Guess Who and Warren
Zevon havent even been
nominated.
Obviously, those acts
will have to wait another
year (or decade) for their
names to come up. Deep
Purple is on the ballot
this year, along with many
other famous names
including NWA, Janet
Jackson, Nine Inch Nails,
Chicago and Steve Miller.
Only three will be voted
in. With the Halls bias
towards celebrity, its very
possible that Deep Purple
will again miss the cut.
For both rock enthusiasts
and the band that helped
invent and define heavy
metal music, thats a slap
in the face even louder
than their concerts.

The event will be held


at the WCRC club field
on Highway 417 one mile
south of Highway 101 near
Willow Creek Golf Course
in between Dean Road and
Bragg Road.

FICTION ADDICTION HOSTS


STORYTIME THURSDAYS

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction


hosts a free childrens storytime for preschoolers
every Thursday morning
at 10:30 a.m.
Upcoming books to be
read include:
Oct. 22: The Nonsense
Show by Eric Carle.
Oct. 29: The Fun Book
of Scary Stuff by Hyewon
Yum.
Nov. 5: Imaginary Fred
by Eoin Colfer.

FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

B11

Do Prednisone benefits
outweigh its risks?
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am
an 80-year-old woman who
always had excellent health
until about four years ago,
when I was diagnosed as
having
bronchiectasis.
Since then, I have had to
use an albuterol solution,
plus an Airway Vest, in periodic daily treatments in
order to continue breathing.
A few weeks ago, my
doctor prescribed 10 mg
of prednisone daily in
addition, and the results
have been amazing. Instead of five to six inhaler
treatments each 24 hours,
I need only two or three,
and (the best result) I can
sleep through the night!
Previously, I woke every
three to four hours nightly
for a treatment with the inhaler and vest, and I often
slept poorly afterward.
My prednisone dosage
has been reduced to 5 mg
daily, and although I know
it is a (possibly dangerous)
corticosteroid, I dread the
prospect of going back to
the days of arranging my
life around the use of the
albuterol inhalers, as well
as feeling so much less
able to enjoy what life I
have left. What would be
the result of continuing a
minimal dosage of prednisone (5 mg or less per
day)? What alternatives do
I have? -- C.B.
ANSWER: This is a
good question, not just
for bronchiectasis (a scarring condition of the air-

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
ways, so they cant clear
mucus properly), but for
the many, many diseases
treated with prednisone.
Long-term use of highdose prednisone (and
similar steroids, such as
cortisone and methylprednisolone, or Medrol)
can cause diabetes in susceptible individuals, and
it raises blood pressure,
weakens bones, increases
hunger and causes weight
gain in most, causes thinning and other skin problems and, in high doses,
causes confusion or psychosis. It is indeed a dangerous drug.
However, as bad as it is,
it sometimes is so effective at improving the disease its treating that the
benefit is worth the risk
of all these side effects.
There are some conditions
where the prednisone has
to be permanent, although
we are finding more and
more alternatives to reduce or replace the prednisone.
The body makes its own
steroid, cortisone, at the
daily equivalent of roughly 5 mg of prednisone. At
that dose or less, the risks
of prednisone are much
less than at the high dose

of 40 mg, 60 mg or greater
used for inflammatory
and autoimmune diseases. If you have to stay on
this dose, it sounds like
the benefit outweighs the
risk.
One alternative you
havent mentioned is steroid inhalers. For asthma
and sometimes for bronchiectasis, steroid inhalers,
which use far more potent
steroids than prednisone,
can have as good a benefit.
They are poorly absorbed,
and as such have little or
no systemic side effects,
like raising blood sugar
and blood pressure. If you
are doing well on a 5 mg
dose of prednisone, you
would likely do well on a
steroid inhaler.
***
DR. ROACH WRITES:
I wrote recently about
loss of eyebrow hair. One
reader wrote in to tell me
that in her case, a magnesium supplement solved
her problem entirely. I did
find that magnesium deficiency can cause hair loss,
so it may be worth a try.
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
Good Health, 628 Virginia
Drive Orlando, FL 32803.

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Brooke wondered how


Ridge could be the father
of Carolines baby if he
once had a vasectomy.
Caroline became anxious
when Pam told her that
Brooke knew about her
pregnancy.
Meanwhile,
Steffy
was
concerned
about how Thomas would
react to the baby news. Ivy
tried to make Wyatt understand why she no longer wanted to be a model.
Nicole hoped that the
talk she had with Zende
wouldnt jeopardize their
relationship. Ridge and
Caroline speculated about
Brookes true intentions.
Zende confided in Carter
about his and Nicoles relationship challenge. Maya
and Nicole received some
news that was going to
impact their lives substantially. Wait to See: A Halloween party is filled with
more tricks than treats.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Ben admitted that he


was the Necktie Killer. Andre and Stefano pressured
Aiden. Rafe tried to ignore
his feelings for Hope by focusing on another woman
in town. Lani questioned
Abe about his past. Steve
encountered extreme danger in Mexico. An ailing Bo
struggled to get back to
his loved ones. Aiden took
the first steps to carry out
his deadly plot. Daniel and

Robert Scott Wilson stars


as Ben on Days of Our
Lives
Nicole shared a day of romance. Sonny said goodbye to Salem once again.
Abigail visited Chad in the
hospital and was still conflicted over whether or not
he was innocent. Adrienne
blew up at Justin when she
felt that he was trying to
control her life. Steve and
Bo were finally reunited,
but not under the best of
circumstances. Wait to
See: Bo is shocked to learn
that Hope is getting married.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Alexis shared some jawdropping news with Julian


that would change his life
forever. Kiki helped a bewildered Nina prepare to
host a family visit with
Maxie and Nathan. Franco
was thrown by Nathans
comments about his intentions for Nina. Nathan
urged Dante to tell Lulu

the truth. Carly, Michael


and Morgan offered support to a struggling Sonny.
Spinelli made an important discovery while helping Sam and Jake. Alexis
advised Julian on how to
handle Olivia. Liz asked
Jake to quit the investigation into his identity. Lulu
observed tension between
Laura and Nikolas. Lizs
colleagues threw her a
bridal shower at the hospital. Wait to See: Dillon and
Dante fight over Lulu.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Neil and Gwen tried to


convince Dr. Neville to
help them with Hilary.
Noah was hurt when the
psychiatrist told him that
his mother didnt want
any visitors. Lily felt that
her marriage to Cane was
back on track -- until she
made a shocking discovery. Luca taunted Marisa
with details of her past.
Noah sensed that Marisa
was upset and pressed her
to open up to him. Devon
and Paul discussed possible motives on why someone might kidnap Hilary.
Christine warned Billy not
to take the law into his
own hands. Sharon got
upset when Patty, of all
people, voiced concern
about her behavior. Adam
forced Chelsea to admit
her true feelings for him.
Wait to See: Victor blames
Billy when tragedy strikes
his family.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

MILESTONES
The Greer Citizen

B12 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDDING

SCHOOLS: Art displays, festivals and accomplishments


FROM B9

STUDENTS ART ON DISPLAY


AT DISTRICT OFFICE

The artwork of several


aspiring artists is on display in the District Five
administrative office.
The following students
from Reidville Elementary and
Wellford Academy have
work on display for the
month of October: Elvin Osorio Torres, Emma
Otto, Lily Estola, Brianna
Chambers, Brock Franklin,
Jacksen Whitener, Emerson Moody and Kerigan
Chesney.
Teachers
Elizabeth
Brown and Tommie Hammet assisted the students.

FALL FESTIVAL
AT BERRY SHOALS

The Fall Festival at Berry


Shoals Intermediate will
be held Thursday, Oct. 22,
from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The event will offer
games, a hot dog supper,
and a bike giveaway.

Mrs. Tad Bryant Forrester

BYRNES STUDENTS HELP


WITH CLEAN-UP EVENT

Ross - Forrester
Amy Natiel Ross, of
Greer, became the bride
of Tad Bryant Forrester,
of Greer, during a 4 p.m.
ceremony on October 17,
2015, conducted by Rev.
Jamie Bertolini at New
Covenant Fellowship in
Greer.
A reception was held at
The Cannon Centre. The
wedding party was greeted during a 6:30 p.m. rehearsal dinner on Friday
evening at the Greer Country Club hosted by Chuck
and Wanda Forrester.
The former Miss Ross is
the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Ross, of Greer,
and granddaughter of Mrs.
Judy Bomar, of Greer, Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Leopard, of Taylors, and Mr.
and Mrs. Mansel Bomar,
of Jacksonville, Florida.
She is a 2010 graduate of
Greer High School.
Mr. Forrester is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck
Forrester, of Greer, and
grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
John Forrester, of Greer,

the late Sarah Massengale,


of Woodruff, and Mrs.
Mary Pruitt, of Greer. He is
a 2009 graduate of Greer
High School.
The bride was attired in a
multi-textured lace fit and
flare dress by Allure. The
bodice featured a strapless sweetheart neckline,
and the train held dramatic layering with trinity
crystal buttons cascading
down the back.
Attending her were Ms.
Tiffany Patterson, as her
maid of honor, and Ms.
Meg Forrester, Ms. Heather
Bell and Ms. Savannah Bell,
as her bridesmaids. Miss
Jada Cannady served as
flower girl.
Attending the groom
was his father as his best
man, and Mr. Andy Ross,
Mr. Chris Forrester, Mr.
Taylor Allen, and Mr. Tailor Mcabee, as his groomsmen.
Upon their return from
Destin, Florida, the newlyweds will reside in Greer.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015

Byrnes High students


pitched in to help the environment at Spartanburg
Countys annual Lake
Sweep event recently.
The students helped pick
up 20,000 pounds of trash
around Lake Bowen, Spartanburg Countys drinking
water reservoir.
Participants included:
Allison Stewart, Destinee Panyasiri, Emmetria
Spells, Kaylan Cain, Abigail
Thompson, Emily La Croix,
Bailey Sturgis, Ryan Patterson, Skylar Tipton, Mitchell Hall, Khalil Goodman,
Pawel Podedworny, Gabrielle Butz, Karolyn McClain,
Katelynn Kitts and D5 employees, Rhonda Dodson
and Laura Thompson.

HIGHER EDUCATION

in the orchestral performance college/university


division of The American
Prize. In consideration for
the award, Moore submitted the BJUSOs In Celebration of Song concert
presented in March 2015.
A collaboration between
the BJUSO and faculty and
students in the Division of
Music voice department,
the performance featured
selections from Humperdincks opera Hansel
and Gretel, Mozarts Cosi
fan tutti, Donizettis Don
Pasquale, and several musical theatre selections.
The American Prize is a
series of new, non-profit
national competitions in
the performing arts providing cash awards, professional
adjudication
and regional, national and
international recognition
for the best recorded performances by ensembles
and individuals each year
in the United States at the
professional, college/uni-

versity, church, community and secondary school


levels. Administered by
Hat City Music Theater,
Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury,
Connecticut, The American Prize was founded in
2009 and is awarded annually.
The competitions of The
American Prize are open
to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or
abroad, and to others currently living, working and/
or studying in the United
States of America, its protectorates or territories.

JOHNSON NAMED
TO MUSC DEANS LIST

Kinsley Johnson has


been named to the Summer 2015 Deans List at
the Medical University of
South Carolina College of
Dental Medicine.
To be named to the
Deans List, a student must
earn a GPA of 3.5 or better
for any given semester.

AREA STUDENTS NAMED


TO PRESIDENTS LIST

The Presidents List is


one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel.
The list is a combination of the Deans List and
the Commandants Distinguished List and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their
companies while maintaining excellent military
and academic records.
The following Greer residents earned Presidents
List recognition for the
spring 2015 semester:
Chase Blackwell
Jacob Riggs

SEND US YOUR
SCHOOL NEWS

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news, upcoming events
and accomplishments to
jholcombe@greercitizen.
com or The Greer Citizen, PO Box 70, Greer, SC
29652.

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The Bob Jones University


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