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HANGIN WITH HANK: Snapshots from Greer Family Fest B5

SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 103 NO. 19 75 CENTS

Hardy
to lead
Byrnes

Wetzel resigns
Lyman
introduces
movie nights
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER
Lyman councilman Donnie Wetzel resigned from
his seat at Mondays town
council meeting.
Wetzel, who has served
on town council for six
years, will step down
in July when new council members begin their
terms.
Wetzel said he and his
wife are moving outside of
the town limits.
Its been an adventure,
he said of his time on
council. With any public
service position you have
ups and downs, but its
been a joy. I enjoy working with the councilmembers theyve been great.
Its a move that the wife
and I wanted to expand
our farm and we cant do
it in the city limits so we
bought some acreage.
The councilman said he
and his wife are only moving about seven miles outside of town.
It was an interesting
decision, but its a decision we both felt comfortable with and felt it
was the right time, he
said after the meeting.
With the resignation, council may need to fill more
seats than it originally anticipated.
If Mayor Pro Tem Tony
Wyatt is elected mayor, as
he has filed, there would
be a need for his council

seat to be filled and that


would be done through a
special election.
Timing it this way
means we could just do
one special election for
both seats if two seats are
needed to be filled.
If opponent Tony Gillespie, Sr. defeats Wyatt,
then Wetzels seat will be
the only one filled by special election.
Lymans local election is
June 14.
Council seats to be vacated by councilmembers
Rita Owens, Teresa Shuler
and Daisy Carter are up for
grabs. Tramaine Booker,
Hoyt Dottry, Glenn Greer
and Rick Hellams, III are
seeking those seats.
Prior to voting to accept
Wetzels resignation, council discussed the beginning
of Summer Movie Nights,

BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

With any public


service position
you have ups and
downs, but its been
a joy.
Donnie Wetzel

Lyman councilmember

Yosef Kassassii enjoys a carousel ride with his son, Adam, during Greer Family Fest.

Family Fest brings


thousands to Greer
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

where the town will utilize


the recently purchased
movie screen to show family-friendly movies in the
amphitheatre.
Owens brought a proposal before council to
host the movie nights on
the
SEE LYMAN | A5

Thousands flocked to
downtown Greer for the
32nd annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family
Fest last weekend, featuring a headlining performance from Edwin McCain
on Saturday night.
It was probably one of
the largest crowds for the

OFFICER FOR A DAY

concert weve ever had,


Greater Greer Chamber of
Commerce President Mark
Owens said. The grass
at City Park was packed,
so we were very pleased
with the turnout. We had
a steady turnout throughout the festival, but we got
a big surge Saturday night
for the concert.
Owens said he considered this years event a

Lowes Foods courts


vendors for new shop
There is nothing about our store that is

BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


STAFF WRITER

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Pastor Mike Kuckel, center, attempts to calm a dangerous situation during a simulation at
the Greenville County Sheriff s Office training facility in Taylors last Thursday.

Local pastors receive


training from GCSO
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Local pastors were put in
the line of fire last Thursday during the Greenville
County Sheriffs Offices
Civilian Training Day.
Trained deputies accompanied more than a dozen
pastors and community
leaders through a num-

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CRIME
ENTERTAINMENT
OBITUARIES
OPINION
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SPORTS
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ber of training exercises


during the event, aiming
to provide an inside look
at what its like to be involved in life-threatening
scenarios.
Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis hopes the
effort will cultivate better
relationships between law
enforcement and the community.

DEATHS
James Wellington
Blackwell, 32
Mary Ruth Henson
Farmer, 97
Beverly Sue Green Pace,
78
Banner James Watts

They get an idea of what


that split-second decision
making is like when they
are in a deadly force situation, Loftis said. We do
this so community leaders can go back to their
respective positions and
explain what its really like
for these officers.
Pastors spent the day
SEE TRAINING | A5

success, noting steady


traffic throughout the
weekend.
A lot of people come
to family fest because its
family fest, but theres
also people who are visiting Greer for the first time
because of the acts were
bringing in, he said. As
we go forward, were already looking at ways to
SEE FEST| A8

Todd Hardy will be the


new principal at Byrnes
High, according to a release from Spartanburg
School District Five.
Hardy has served as the
Director of Academic Support for the Greenville
County
school
system.
He also
served
as principal at
Broome
High in
S p a r tanburg Hardy
District
Three
from 2010-2015.
Current Byrnes principal, Dr. Jeffrey Rogers,
will take as chief technology officer at Spartanburg
District Five next school
year.
Hardy is returning to
Duncan, having previously
served as the first principle of James F. Byrnes
Freshman Academy when
it became a separate campus from the high school
in 2006.
Hes a former Assistant
Principal at Florence Chapel Middle School, and got
his start in the classroom
as a Social Studies teacher
at D.R. Hill Middle School.

Lowes Foods, which will


open a new Greer location
in the fall, met with vendors from around the Upstate last week, in hopes of
partnering in the future.
The store met with
about 30 vendors at Greer
City Hall on Wednesday.
Vendors came with their
ideas, and some came with
their products.
Tamara Smith was one
of those vendors, showing
off her 18 different types
of dip mixes. She said her
husband, John, formerly
a restaurant manager for
nearly 20 years, comes up
with the flavors that range
from the basic, like onion
mix, to the more interesting like bacon pineapple.
Pretty much anything
you name you name, we
got it, Smith said of Halo
Dips, an all-natural product.
Currently, Halo Dips can
be found in the Hub City
Co-op, the Olive and then
Some in Spartanburg and
Simpsonville, the Jerky and
Vine in downtown Greenville and the Shoppes on
Trade in Greer. Smith and
other vendors will soon
find whether or not they
will be able to sell from
Greers newest grocery
store.
Machelle Knowles hopes

SPORTS
REBELS ADVANCE

Byrnes softball will


play for Upper State
championship

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what you would expect when you walk in


the door.

Kissie Stroup

Vendor

Lowes will soon be a place


where Carolina Plantation
Rice can be purchased.
Knowles represents the
business, which is located
in Darlington. She said the
product, which is all-natural, gluten free and nonGMO, is currently sold in
Whole Foods, Piggly Wiggly and Harris Teeter.
It is a family-owned
farm that believes in doing everything naturally,
she said of Carolina Plantation.
Vendors like the ones
mentioned above heard
from Kissie Stroup, a
current vendor in Lowes
Foods stores in North
Carolina. Her product is
Little Black Dressing an
all-natural
refrigerated
salad dressing, and she
said working with Lowes
has been a wonderful experience.
I told them that I started just like they did looking for small stores near
them, near a local food
production
community

and getting into large food


stores is difficult, Stroup
said. Getting into Lowes
was easy. It was fun; they
made it personable and
when they say local they
mean local. They dont
give lip service to local.
Theyre the real deal.
Stroup, from High Point,
North Carolina, said she is
in stores four days a week
setting up tables and doing samples.
They are a very warm
company to work for,
Stroup said.
They are also a unique
company.
We are the never ordinary grocery store, Kelly
Davis of Lowes Foods.
Thats what we like to
say. There is nothing about
our store that is what you
would expect when you
walk in the door.
In addition to somewhat
peculiar products and
practices like performing
the chicken dance when a
rotisserie chicken comes
SEE LOWES | A5

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COMMUNITY

A2 THE GREER CITIZEN

COMMUNITY
NEWS
ABNER CREEK TRACTOR
SHOW IS MAY 21

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Welcome home
Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony
Wednesday for the Chappell familys 212 Brown Street
residence. Pictured: Becky Shwartz, of Nimble Thimbles
Quilt Guild, presents quilts to the new homeowners

Abner Creek Baptist


Church will hold its 26th
annual Power From The
Past
antique
tractor,
engine and swap meet on
Saturday, May 21, from 8
a.m.-4 p.m.
The event will feature
antique tractors, hit and
miss
engines,
garden
tractors, crafts, a kids area
with bounce houses, food,

Popular festival also


benefits mission trips
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER
This years Mayfest in
Duncan is offering more
than just good food and
live
entertainmentits
also supporting a worthy
cause.
Mayfest is a cooperative
effort between the Town of
Duncan and Poplar Springs
Baptist Church, and proceeds from the event will
go toward future mission
trips. It is organized entirely by volunteers. More
than 50 of those volunteers will be on hand during the event on Saturday
and during the festivals
golf tournament at 1 p.m.
at River Falls Plantation.
A 5K run will kick off the
festivities on Saturday at 8
a.m. Over 100 people had
signed up for that event
on Thursday of last week.
The actual festival is from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it
will include music that begins around noon. There
will be dance groups, a car
show, martial arts demonstrations, Touch-A-Truck,
a petting zoo and Mayfest
idol at 2:45. Later in the
afternoon Carolina Coast
Band will take the stage,

offering its own brand of


beach music.
Poplar Springs Baptist
Church family pastor and
event organizer Zach Masdon says Mayfest is an
event worth attending.
The festival just keeps
getting bigger and bigger
every year, he said. We
had our best year last year
and its really shaping up
to look like this will be our
biggest year.
A well-attended event is
good news for a group of
high school students looking to travel to Haiti in the
summer to minister to
children through orphanage ministry and sports
camps.
The orphanage is called
Alexs House, a place that
was started following the
catastrophic earthquake
that hit the island on Jan.
12, 2010. Poplar Springs
Baptist Church hopes to
establish
relationships
with people in Haiti and
run something like a Vacation Bible School.
Masdon said Mayfest will
help get the team members
to Haiti and help provide
for materials. Some funds
may also be used in sending younger teenagers on

a mission trip to the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Either way, money


from the festival will go
towards a good cause.
With that said, it should
also be noted that Mayfest
offers a whole lot for very
little.
One of our big goals
is to provide a festival to
Duncan that they can be
proud of, Masdon said.
We really think of families when we plan it. We
want the food to be affordable. We asked vendors to
keep everything affordable, and we try to do the
same thing with rides. We
just want them to be there
for the kids to enjoy. So I
think its a phenomenal
festival.
A wristband for rides
can be purchased for $15
for the day.
There is no admission,
so festival-goers can enjoy the music, petting zoo,
and Touch-A-Truck for
free. Mayfests location is
at Spartanburg Community College Tyger River
Campus.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

music and a swap meet.


The show is presented
by
the
church
and
Foothills Antique Power
Association. Admission is
free.
The church is located at
2461 Abner Creek Road in
Greer.

CANDIDATE FORUM
LEGISLATIVE OFFICES

The Greenville Branch


of the NAACP, Freedom
Fighters Upstate SC, Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Greenville (SC) Alumnae
Chapter, and the Greenville
County League of Women
Voters have partnered to

hold a public forum for the


13 candidates running in
the June 14th Primary for
the Legislature for Greenville County. The event
will be held in the Hughes
Main Library on May 31
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m..
Candidates will be asked
questions prepared by the
partnering organizations.
The questions will not be
distributed in advance.
The
first
question
will give the candidates
one minute to introduce themselves to the
audience.
There
will
also be a brief time after the forum for people

to meet the candidates


and talk one on one.
For questions, contact
Patrick Prince at patrick.
prince1971@gmail.com or
354-2512.

U-PICK DAY AT
SOUTHERN HILLS

The first U-Pick Day at


Southern Hills Lavender
is scheduled for Saturday,
June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Admission is free,
Visitors to the farm may
pay to cut bundles of lavender to take home. The
farm is located on Pennington Road in Greer.

Appearing in Concert

Squire Parsons

6:00 PM Sunday, May 22, 2016


Apalache Baptist Church
1915 Gap Creek Road
Greer, SC 29651
Pastor: Rev. Eddie Cooper
Music Director: Rusty Brooks

This will be a Love Offering Concert


Contact the Church Office at (864) 877-6012 for more information
A Nursery will be provided

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NEWS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

THE GREER CITIZEN A3

Taylors Farmers Market opens with success


BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER
Perhaps the best way
to gauge the success of a
farmers market is to see
how much product remains when the event is
over.
By those standards, last
Thursday night at Taylors
Mill was a success.
At least 1,200 people
visited the new Taylors
Farmers Market at the old
mill, and many of those
people walked away with
bags and baskets of goods
that ranged from fruits
and vegetables to jewelry
and honey. When the market closed up shop, the
damage was done. Taylors
TownSquare
president
Alex Reynolds said several
vendors had even sold out
of their products.
One such vendor was
Sandy Flat Strawberry
Patch. They sold out their
quart-sized containers of
strawberries. The Taylorsbased business said it was
awesome to have a farmers market in its own community.
Other vendors came
from outside of their own
community to be a part of
the new market.
A goal of our farm this
year was just to go to a market, said Danielle Pereira
of Farm in the Wildwood
from Piedmont. We knew
immediately Taylors was a
market we wanted to be a
part of. Such a great sense
of community here.
Pereira and her father
Phil Franklin were behind
a table selling various vegetables and peppers. It
was their first time selling
from a market, and with
the crowd shuffling past
their table, it appeared

CHURCH
NEWS
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
PICNIC AND HOMECOMING

The Episcopal Church of


the Good Shepherd is hosting a picnic and homecoming on Sunday, May 15.
The service will be held at
11 a.m., followed by a program and picnic at 12:15
p.m. The church is located
at the corner of Jason and
Cannon Streets.

LEE ROAD UNITED


METHODIST HOMECOMING

Lee Road United Methodist Church is inviting the


past, present and future
members to its annual
homecoming worship service, set for at 10:30 a.m.
on May 15. The church is
located at 1377 East Lee
Road in Taylors. There will
be a fellowship meal following service in the Howard Hall Gymnasium.

NORTH FORK TO HOST


THE PERRYS IN CONCERT

North
Fork
Baptist
Church will host The Perrys in concert on Thursday, May 19, at 7:15 p.m.
The church is located
at 162 Callahan Mountain

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Laura Willems examines the selection of leaf lettuce at


the Holidays Veggie Patch booth.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Jeannie Hall, owner of Bossy Baker, packs an order of


cupcakes during the Taylors Farmers Market Thursday. The
Taylors-based business was one of 32 vendors present at
the inaugural event.
they selected the right
market to be successful.
Pereira said she expected
a great market knowing
how much effort the team
put into seeing the market
come to fruition.
Im not surprised with
the team working on this,
she said. They put in so
much effort, and theyve
done everything with excellence, and I think were
just seeing them reap ev-

erything theyve put into


it.
Reynolds spoke to that
effort on Friday.
You know its funny,
he began. Its like you
work so long and so hard
on something and then
theres kind of the pause
right before it begins,
right where its like, okay,
theres this thing, its been
inside of us. Weve been
working it out. Weve got

Road in Travelers Rest.

a.m. 2:30 p.m. daily. After our fun-filled week,


parents and grandparents
are invited to attend the
performance on Sunday
evening, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Dress rehearsal for children participating will
be on Sunday, June 12 at
3:30pm. The church is located at 2461 Abner Creek
Rd, Greer. Register online
at www.abnercreekbaptist.
com before May 26.

EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP
GOOD NEWS SPECTACULAR

The Good News Spectacular is a free one day


community event filled
with games, inflatables,
popcorn, live interactive
shows, crafts and more
fun for the whole family.
Saturday, May 21. It will
take place at the TD Convention Center from 10
a.m. - 3 p.m.

GOOD NEWS SPECTACULAR


FELLOWSHIP

The Good News Spectacular is a free, one day


community event filled
with games, inflatables,
popcorn, live interactive
shows, crafts and more
fun for the whole family.
It is set for Saturday,
May 21 at the TD Convention Center from 10 a.m.-3
p.m.

SUMMER DRAMA CAMP


AT ABNER CREEK

YARD SALE

Victorian Hills Community Church, located


at 209 Victor Ave Ext. in
Greer, will be having its
Spring Yard sale, along
with some bake sale items,
this Saturday May 14 from
7 a.m.- 2 p.m.

everything laid out and


then its like, Is anybody
going to show up? And
boy did they show up.
With an ever-increasing crowd surrounding
him, farmers market team
member Steve Rhodes reflected on the early process of collecting vendors.
We needed at least 20
vendors to make this work,
and we had two or three,
he said, speaking about
several months ago. The
next thing I knew we had
18. When did that happen?
Now were up to 32.
Susan Gardner with her
Carolina Honey Bee Company was one of those
vendors. Her business,
out of Travelers Rest, produces local wildflower and
sourwood honey as well as
beeswax body care products. She commented that
the markets location, situated in front of the docks
at the mill, is kind of

quirky and cool.


I love this old mill,
said Cathy Gratz, owner
of Spiritual Gems Jewelry.
I love that old vintage patina that things have like
this. Im all about stuff
like that.
Gratz said the turnout
was great on Thursday.
Numerous potential customers stopped to check
out her handmade jewelry.
In addition to marketgoers of the human persuasion, a canine named
Homegirl wandered with
her owners George and
Kelly Beardsworth. They
brought her to see Bully
Bites, a vendor selling
natural dog treats. While

the dog received a treat,


those at the market did so,
too, in the form of bluegrass music from George
and Kelly, the musical duo
also known as My Girl, My
Whiskey and Me.
Prior to their set, George
and Kelly both mentioned
their love for farmers
markets as well as the old
mill. The couple is known
to frequent Due South
Coffee, the popular hangout spot within the mill
and just behind where the
market is held.
With a farmers market
now scheduled for every
Thursday evening until
August 25, more and more
people will be frequenting
the area.
Theres new life into
something that was dead,
Kelly said.
Its really cool to see
some people getting creative with it, George added.
Plenty of creative work
has gone into the market.
Nearly 18 months have
gone into the planning
process.
Weve been working
with them almost a year
on this effort, said Melody Owens of Greer State
Bank, the markets root
sponsor. Its definitely
been the result of a lot of
hard work by Alex and his
team. Theyve done a great
job.

Virginia Brannon

Happy
Birthday

Virginia Brannon
is celebrating her

75th
birthday
on May 19th.

309 Northview Drive Greer


848-1935

Love from your family

Come join us in celebrating our

Summer Drama Camp


is back at Abner Creek
Baptist Church. During
day camp, children will
experience fun and exciting opportunities to learn
about music, drama, and
the gospel. The cost is
$30 per child/$75 family
(maximum). Camp will be
held June 6-10 from 8:30

25th Anniversary!

OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, June 4th

11am-3pm
Behind the Scenes
Tour of the Hospital
Games and Free Giveaways
Professional Pet Photos
Teddy Bear Surgery Clinic
Discounted MicroChips
FREE Nail Trims!
Complimentary BBQ Lunch

Blue Ridge Animal Hospital


224 W. Wade Hampton Blvd
Greer, SC 29650

OPINION
The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

Happy Mothers Day

adies, as you await being taken to the


obligatory Mothers Day brunch with
the hubs and kids, and youve yet to
open the gifts given you by an (supposedly) appreciative family, let me warn
you that this years gift, in recognition
of another years selfless devotion to
running a smooth household, may just
include overwhelming concern for your
general wellbeing and make itself known
as you excitedly rip away the bow and
gift wrap to behold...
Pearls?
No.
Champagne flutes?
No.
A small bench designed to relax the
puborectalis muscle with its natural
kink to maintain continence and therefore allow fast, easy elimination in the
bathroom?
Er, yes.
Were talking the Squatty Potty, here,
and as my friend, Karen, pointed out, via
text, as I was actually sitting on the potty (shaving! I was shaving my legs!), she

IM JUST
SAYING

...that commercial will somehow trick some hapless husband into

PAM STONE
had just seen a commercial for Squatty
Potty on TV with the last enthusiastic
statement by the announcer being,
Makes a GREAT Mothers Day gift!!
Um, no. No it doesnt. But that commercial will somehow trick some hapless
husband into spending $50 (and you
can buy some exquisite champagne and
chocolates for $50, you doorknob) for a
plastic stool to, as it says on their website, improve your stools.
Listen: I get it. I get how important colon health is, I really do. But if you figure
out the most effective height on which
to place your feet therefore relaxing the
puborectalis muscle (Im enjoying writing that word, now), you should be able
to use a couple of cinder blocks or put

spending $50 (and you can buy some exquisite champagne and
chocolates for $50, you doorknob) for a plastic stool to, as it says
on their website, improve your stools.

to good use the now obsolete Encyclopedia still in your bookcase.


And save the fifty bucks and perhaps
spend it on a Spa Day for the woman
who works both outside the home and
comes dragging in at 6pm to hungry,
insolent teenagers who wolf down what
she has made for dinner with nary a
compliment or even eye contact as they
stare at their phones.
Afterwards, she will stack the dishwasher, do a load of laundry, clean
up cat vomit behind the couch, all the
while wondering if her husband, who

remained comfortably on the couch


watching the widescreen, has given this
Sunday a fleeting thought, or will he
have waited too long to book a table
somewhere nice and its back to Golden
Corral this year?
If that is indeed the case, then perhaps
receiving the Squatty Potty isnt such
a bad thing. Its lightweight and, while
doing far less damage than slinging a
frying pan, will surely prove useful in
getting her point across...
Happy Mothers Day.

REFLECTIONS

FROM THE
MAPLE TREE

Contentment
Defined

KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


Staff reporter

Long, lost
cemetery

BY RICK EZELL
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN

Keep your lives free from


the love of money and be
content with what you have
(Heb. 13:5 NIV).
Contentment lies not in what
is mine, but in whose I am.
When I come into a relationship with God through his
Son, Jesus Christ, I understand whose I am and what I
have. Envy causes one to look
horizontallyat what others
have so we are never satisfied.
Contentment invites us to look
verticallyat God. When we
look in his direction we know
that he is enough.
John Stott wrote, Contentment is the secret of inward
peace. It remembers the stark
truth that we brought nothing
into the world and we can take
nothing out of it. Life, in fact,
is a pilgrimage from one mo-

Contentment invites
us to look verticallyat
God. When we look in
his direction we know
that he is enough.
ment of nakedness to another.
So we should travel light and
live simply. Our enemy is not
possessions, but excess. Our
battle cry is not Nothing! but
Enough! Weve got enough.
Simplicity says, if we have food
and clothing, we will be content
with that.
Being content with less stuff
and not envying those with a
lot is a process that will take
more than a quick prayer, or
reading a book, or hearing a
sermon.

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help you know whats going on if we dont know
whats going on ourselves. We have to be at the
events, we have to drive to the crime scenes, we
have to attend the long government meetings,
but, most of the time, news comes from just
striking up a conversation at the coffee shop.
Youour readersare actually the key to all
of this. Because of you, we know where to be.
Because of you, were plugged into whats going
on. Relationships are vital for getting good community news. People in Greer are full of ideas
and have a ton of stories to tell. The point of
a local newspaper is to give the community a
platform to get the word out. We fill our paper with your opinions, your concerns and your
news.
Because we live in such a small community,
although it seems its growing by the minute,
honesty is a must.
Why do we exist if not to tell you the truth

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Established 1918

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and give you both sides of the story? So much
of todays news is polluted with the agendas of
the media. Thats not what were about.
Were here to hold government officials accountable, provide sources and tell the truth.
If we cant do that, weve failed you as a community newspaper.
While some believe newspapers are a dying
breed of media, we tend to think a little differently. While you can go online to just about
any news site and find whatever national story
youre looking for in less than a minute, the options are quite limited for news in Greer. With
the exception of a handful of news outlets, The
Greer Citizen included, nobody is putting the
focus on Greer.
Thats why youre not going to find anything
like what hits the stands on Wednesday mornings. Youre going to open our paper and read
your name, your friends name or the name of
someone you know.
Community newspapers are going to be the
last to die because people still crave community
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One of the great joys in life is being able to
settle down, plant your life in a town and invest
in it. Theres always going to be a demand for
what we do and what other local newspapers do
all across the country.
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on the Internet telling you the same story about
something that will have no direct impact on
your life. Let us give you the news that matters.

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eneath a sea of prickly


thorns and dense brush,
blanketed in at least 150
years of antiquity, the old Double Springs cemetery is said to
exist on the land of a new housing development called Edward
Springs, off Locust Hill Road.
For nearly six months it has
been the ambition of this reporter to find the cemetery and
dive into its history, possibly
unearthing a fascinating story of
intrigue. However, with multiple
fruitless visits to the woods
behind the development, Im
calling off my search. For me,
at least, the location of Double
Springs cemetery will remain as
it has for so long: known only by
the wildlife calling those woods
home.
There is a Double Springs
cemetery that can be easily spotted. Its just about two miles
further up the road from the
hidden cemetery. It sits quietly
in front of the church, a red
brick house of worship dedicated on May 20, 1945. A history
book from the church chronicles
the events of Double Springs,
which dates back to 1803, when
Reedy River Church of the North
Greenville Association dismissed 40 members to organize
a new church. They settled on
land that eventually came under
the ownership of a Mr. John
Edwards, hence the name of the
new housing development.
With the development, residents of the area were reminded
of the graveyard even if they
couldnt locate it. Developers have looked for the grave
markers, and they say that
the cemetery will obviously be
preserved as they move towards
work on the back lots, where
the graves supposedly lie near
the confluence of streams.
There was a church there, too,
nestled among a forest of cottonwood trees. The church was
a simple wooden room with
backless pews, and it was used
for worship until 1855 when
it was moved to the churchs
present site. Since that time, the
church has been rebuilt twice
(1876 and 1913), destroyed by
a fire in 1942 and rebuilt again.
Throughout those changes, two
things seem to remain constant
with Double Springs: the desire
for members to worship in the
house of the Lord precisely
Dr. J.S. Dills message from
Psalm 27:4 at the 1914 dedication service and the enduring
cemetery that through the years
still stands somewhere.

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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

James W. Blackwell
James Wellington Blackwell, 32, died May 4, 2016
at Spartanburg Medical
Center.
A native of Greenville
County, son of Francis Judson Jud and Sheila Garrett Blackwell of Taylors,
James was a 2002 graduate
of Blue Ridge High School,
where he was a member
of the Blue Ridge Corp of
Cadets and a member of
the tennis team. He was
an employee of D & W
Fine Pack, past worshipful
master of Tyger Masonic
Lodge #190, and of the
Baptist faith. James loved
to hunt, fish, ride his motorcycle, line dance, and
serve those in need.
Also surviving are a sister, Amanda Blackwell and
her husband, Karl Lutsckewitz of Winston-Salem,
North Carolina; uncles,
Robert W. Blackwell, James
B. Blackwell, Allen Garrett,
Chet Garrett and Dale Garrett; and many cousins.
A memorial service with
masonic rites was held 2
p.m. Saturday at Locust
Hill Baptist Church.
Visitation was held 6-8
p.m. Friday at Locust Hill
Baptist Church.
Honorary escorts were
the members of Tyger
Masonic Lodge #190 and
Brothers Keepers.
The family is at the home
of the parents.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

County, daughter of the


late Samuel David and
Alice Victoria Henson
Henson, she was a homemaker, a life time member
of Mount Lebanon Baptist
Church and was a former
childrens Sunday school
teacher for 40 plus years.
Surviving
are
three
sons, Jackie Farmer and
friend (Louise Hudson) of
Duncan, Garold Farmer
(Evangeline) of Greer and
Charles Farmer (Kay) of
Greer; one sister, Dorothy
Hudson of Greer; eleven
grandchildren;
thirteen
great-grandchildren and
two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Farmer was predeceased by one daughter,
Thelma Irene Tooley; two
sons, Benny Farmer and
Jessie Dean Farmer, Sr.;
one brother, Jay Henson
and one sister, Myrtle
Farmer.
Funeral services will be
held 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Mount Lebanon Baptist
Church conducted by Rev.
Mark Smith, Rev. Maurice
Henson and Rev. Eddie
Cooper. Burial will follow
in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be held
12:30-1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
The family is at home
of a son, Charles Farmer,
3929 Line Road, Greer, SC
29651.
In lieu of flowers, per her
request, memorials may
be made to Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 572
Mount Lebanon Church,
Road, Greer, SC 29651.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Beverly Sue Pace

Mary H. Farmer
Mary
Ruth
Henson
Farmer, 97, of 3811 Jordan
Road, widow of Jessie
Runion Farmer, died May
9, 2016.
A native of Greenville

Beverly Sue Green Pace,


78, formerly of Greer,
widow of Coleman Roger
Pace, died May 9, 2016 at
her home.
A native of Hughesville,
MO, she was a daughter
of the late Ellah Mark and
Mary Henrietta Green. Mrs.
Pace was a retired employee of Winn-Dixie and
a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Debo-

rah Pace Brown (Jeffrey E.)


of Chattanooga, TN; one
sister and brother-in-law,
Patricia Green Rieckhoff
(Eldon) of Hughesville, MO
and three grandchildren
Mark Stretton Brown, Alexander Pace Brown and
Zachary Edward Brown.
Graveside services will
be held at noon Thursday
at Fairview Baptist Church
Cemetery conducted by
Rev. Keith Kelly.
Visitation will be held
10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at
The Wood Mortuary.
The families are at their
respective homes.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

fourth Thursday of each


month between the end of
this month and September. Police Chief Jay Hayes
suggested the town show
movies twice a month to
maximize the use of the
amphitheatre and also account for nights with poor
weather.
Public works has volunteered to manage the assembly and disassembly of
the screen. The town may
allow vendors to sell food
and drinks at the movie
nights. The first movie
night will be May 26.
In other news, council
heard from resident Diane
Yelton regarding her concerns about speeding on
Medallion Lane, where she

lives. Appropriately Hayes


was prepared to bring an
ordinance before council to adopt traffic calming measures. He advised
there were two different
methods for implementing such measures. One
method, called the volume
and speed method, involves counting the number of vehicles that pass
down a given residential
road and also counting how many break the
speed limit by a certain
amount. If implemented,
this method would mean
the town council pay for
speed humps in areas that
qualify. The other method
involves only counting the
number of speeding vehicles, and residents could
pay for speed humps if

Banner James Watts, infant son of Bobby Watts


and Tanya Hart Watts, of
4315 Birchwood Court,
Greer, was born April 29,
2016 and died April 29,
2016.
Surviving in addition
to his parents are siblings Brittany Cooper, Tyler Judy, Phoenix Watts,
Logan Watts, and Zane
Watts; and grandparents
Larry and Billie Kae Hart
and Barbara Watts.
He is predeceased by
grandfather Jimmy Watts.
Cremation was provided
by Fletcher Funeral Home
in Fountain Inn. Private
services will be held at a
future time.
Special thanks to family
friend Chris Harris Forrester.

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their road qualifies. For


Yelton and other residents
of Medallion Lane, a short
street often used as a
short-cut, in order for any
measure to be taken theyll
have to use the second
method and receive signatures in favor of the speed
hump from 75 percent of
residents on the street and
the adjacent street.
After listening to Yeltons concerns and Hayes
ordinance, council voted
to table the adoption of
first reading until it could
be studied further. Council will meet again on May
24 for further discussion
and a budget meeting.
kmaple@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

LOWES: Set to open near Riverside High


FROM PAGE ONE

out of the oven the


store has some new concepts that have just been
launched and will be included in the Greer store,
to be located at Suber
Road and Hammett Bridge
Road. Davis said the store
will have a smokehouse,

which is included in only


on other store. Other customers may be thrilled to
hear of the grocerys Beer
Den, where growlers can
be filled. Then theres the
local flavor.
All these people had an
idea, a dream, and so they
said this is what were going to do, Davis said. Re-

Weekend Outlook
Sunny, warm weekend

After a week of temperatures in the upper 80s


we will see mostly sunny skies this weekend.
We will see cool temperatures on Friday with
scattered rain. Warm, sunny weather returns
for Saturday and Sunday. Bright sunshine
will drive temperatures into the middle 80s
on Saturday and lower 80s on Sunday. Our
overnight lows will fall to the upper 50s this
weekend with partly cloudy skies.

76/52 Sunny
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78/54 Sunny
78/50 Partly Sunny

Great Strides Greenville

85/59 Sunny
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Where: Greer City Park

Date and start time:Saturday


May 14, 9 a.m.-noon
Temps: Mostly sunny, warm.
65 to 83

87/62 Sunny
84/60 Partly Sunny

Banner James Watts

LYMAN: Will hold special election soon


FROM PAGE 1

THE GREER CITIZEN A5

ally for us its about helping them and helping the


community because when
people buy local products
the money stays in the
community and thats why
were here really wanting
to get a lot of Greer specific products.
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May 29

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May 13

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TRAINING: Officers train local pastors


FROM PAGE ONE

at the agencys Center For


Advanced Training, studying case law, watching video simulations and acting
out dramatized scenarios
between police and civilians.
Mike Kuckel, pastor
at David Street Baptist
Church, took a phony shot
to the arm during one scenario.
Its a lot of fun, but it
is really intense learning
what these officers go
through on a daily basis,
he said. Until youve actually experienced it, you
cant appreciate what they
do.
You have to think so
quickly and be able to react quickly, Kuckel added. I wasnt able to react
as quickly as I needed to,
so I ended up getting shot.
In hindsight, everything
is 20-20, but when youre
walking up on a live situation, you have to act fast
Another pastor, David
Williams, said the exercises were eye-opening.
Its overwhelming and
humbling to see what
these officers go through,
said David Williams, pastor at Rocky Creek Baptist

Church. Theres a whole


lot of evil out there, and
some folks will do anything they can to get away
with what theyve done, including harming officers.
Loftis said the goal of
the event is better communication.
Ive always said that the
better communication we

can have with our communities, the better we can


be, Loftis said. We only
have 453 deputies, so the
more interaction we can
have with the community,
the more effective we can
be, because we simply
cant do it all.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

Reports: auto
break-ins spike

Man dies from


2015 campaign
roof collapse

By Billy Cannada
SportS Editor

Summer is almost here


Highway 80 on South Main
and that means American
Street and Peter McCord
Legion baseball is back in
Lane.
full swing.
Authorities are still inLt. Eric Pressley, with
Greer Post 115 has
vestigating multiple auto the Greer Police Departgrown since last season,
break-ins that occurred ment said the Spartanburg
creating an additional juaround the city at the end County Sheriffs Office has
nior team to handle the
of last month.
made two arrests that may
KENNETH
rising
COLLINS
amount
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of GREER
interest.
CITIZEN
At least four incidents be related to the incidents
The response this year
occurred near Riverside in Greer.
has been really good,
High School on Nimbus
A media report from
senior coach Paul KonCourt, Saucer and Glen April 28 says deputies
FilE photo | thE GrEEr CitizEn towsky said. We had a
Willow courts, accord- arrested Adrian Samuel Greer Wal-Mart employees were
very
good turnout
tryevacuated
just afterfor
4 p.m.
ing to incident reports. Baumgartner, 21, for re- Friday because of a bomb threat.
outs.
We had to
players
from
According
an
incident
Former
Yellow Jacket head coach Jeff Neely will host his basketball camp, Shooting every school that we draw
Those break-ins were re- covered stolen property. report, police and the Greer Fire
Department aresponded
for
Heaven,
in Julythe
at Greer
Baptist
Church.was a stoported between
eve- First
That
property
from.toWere
able to
have
to the East Wade Hampton location
investigate
after
an
ning of April 24 and 25. len computer, which was
two junior teams this seaemployee
received
a
threatening
phone
call
from
a
male
Complainants
reported reportedly taken from a
son, so our younger guys
Police
are still
investigating
items missing including vehicle. Baumgartner was with a blocked phone number. are
getting
some
good exthe
incident.
golf clubs, golf shoes, allegedly seen with the
perience.
sunglasses, credit cards, a computer in his possesGreer legion pulls playcamera, two-way radios, a sion.
ers from schools such as
flashlight, a voltmeter and
A booking report from
Blue Ridge, Greer, Eastbinoculars. Some of the ve- Spartanburg County lists
side, Riverside, St. Joes,
hicles were also damaged the following offenses
Landrum and Southside
in the incidents. Damages against Baumgartner: ReChristian.
include broken windows covery of stolen goods,
With the senior team,
and gashes made to the petit larceny and carbreak- BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
wevethan
gotone
a percent.
good group
less
exterior
By Billy Cannada
of vehicles.
ing. All offenses listed STAFF WRITER
ofAdditionally,
kids that have,
for and
the
city
SportS
Editor
Additional
incident re- have multiple
hadcounts.
a lot of older people come
most part,
playedsaid
withthe
us
police
officials
ports show break-ins in
Greer police did not say
for three
years
now,
KonSpeeding violations were term
speed
trap
implies
other
Shooting
locations
for Heaven,
like on back
Baumgartner
and say
washow
the inmuch
meant
and howat atowsky
said.
theittopic
of discussion
change
in They
speed know
limit
a basketball camp
Thornbush
Courthosted
and dividual involved in the a recent Wellford Town where
what to
expect. is Weve
an officer
waitby former Greer
Breezewood
Court,
coachboth
Jeff much
Greer auto-breakins.
they enjoyed it. Council meeting, follow- ing
alsotogot
a couple
of who
new
catch
motorists
just
across
I-85,
Neely,
returns
forand
its also
22nd
kids to
that
are really But
smart
ing a report from news fail
decelerate.
in
two
incidents
year this
summer, towards
running kmaple@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
ball players.
dont think
station, WSPA.
Wellford,
on IHighway
29,
Jeff which
Neely the
from July 6-9 and July 13theres
going
to be any
WSPAs report,
main
thoroughfare,
16 at Greer First Baptist.
shooting for heaven
host the
trouble
with
how they
buy
named Wellford
as the
speed
hasnt
changed
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into47
the years,
system.Guy said.
biggest speed trap in the in
sportsmanship and how
McGregorthe
andsame
Mike
Upstate, was deemed inac- HeScott
mentioned
to work with other kids,
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coachalso
theruns
two
curate by town officials, for
I-85,will
which
Neely said. Its tough for our Christian beliefs and who
I have
lot of failed
older through
junior teams,
while Nate
sayhad
the astation
the city.
a lot of these kids to play things like that. We try to
people
come
say
account
forback
the and
amount
Lt. David Green said they
with one another, so we to spend a fair amount of
how
much
it meant
and could stop many more motraffic
passing
through
teach them how to do that of time on that. We want the
how city
much
they
enjoyed
each
year
from torists if they wanted, but
and other skills for all lev- them to have fun, but we neighboring
it, Neely said.
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of he said they stop people
towns
els.
also want them to learn a cities.
that stuff, you dont hear who pose a threat to WellFor both sessions, the little bit.
about
until
later.
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When
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ran It
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camp will run from 9-11:30
Neely said he will be call- ry,
to see
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about motorists.
a.m.
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current
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players
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nis or golf or basketball
or number of tickets we wrote
Chris Guy
ages kindergarten through vard
help with
and the
Cherokee
camp. Drive. said.
football,
but talked
I remember
By Billy
Cannada
They
about last
year,
its two tickSportSper
Editor
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Highway
grade,
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is investhird Coroner
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Parksused
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former
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when they were
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first grade
or something
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cars per Green said. In a 12-hour
the
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or call 787-9663.
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billy@greercitizen.com
| 877-2076
With the violations
loss, the Lady
citizens. Guy
said 3,000 speeding
in
utility poles and two other kmaple@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
tickets against 5 million April.
motorists is a fraction of
City councilman WyBY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER

Afternoon fright

BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


STAFF WRITER
A Greenville man died
Monday evening after a
roof collapsed on him at a
home construction site in
Greer.
Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said Arturo Elizaldo Velasquez, 33,
was pulled from the collapse at around 6:30 p.m.
by coworkers, but died
from blunt force trauma
to the head.
An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday. The
manner of death has been
ruled an accident. A joint
investigation between the

Roofing timbers collapsed


on a worker at this building
site in Greer.
coroners office, Greenville
County Sheriffs Office and
Lake Cunningham Fire Department is underway.
FilE photo | thE GrEEr CitizEn

Shooting for Heaven


Wellford talks speed traps
returns this July
I have

Taylors man
killed in crash

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for motorists but also for
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Greer Family Fest featured a number of entertaining rides


beside Wild Ace on Depot Street.

enhance Friday night even


more.
Greer Family Fest once
again featured Creation
Station, an arts and crafts
area for children, along
with rides, food and live
performances on two stages each day.
Owens said the festival is
continuing to grow, which
means more business for
local merchants.
I
know
Stomping
Grounds had a record
number of people through
their shop. You also saw
people walking around
with Smith & James bags
and frozen custard from
Abbotts, Owens said.
Thats what were trying
to do with this festival. We
saw new people engaging
our downtown businesses. Maybe they bought or
maybe they didnt, but

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Greer Family Fest brought thousands downtown throughout Friday and Saturday.
we hope that brings them
back here.
We learned last year
that this festival has an

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BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Lady Rebels will be
playing for a spot in the
state finals after defeating
region foe J.L. Mann (11-5)
in the Upper State tournament on Monday.
Byrnes has yet to lose a
game in postseason action,
defeating Dorman and defending Class AAAA state
champion Clover.
Thanks to a two-run double from Peyten Bennette,
Byrnes took a 3-1 lead it
would not relinquish early
in the game against Mann.
The Rebels were led by ace
Tatum Arboleda, who got
a win on the mound and
drove in a run from the
plate.
The girls seem focused
each time we take field and
have played well because
of it, head coach Brandi
Aiken said. Weve played
well in all aspects of the
game, so at this point, I
just want us to keep doing
what we are doing.
Aiken said she has been

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Byrnes softball team recently defeated region foe JL Mann to advance to the Class AAAA Upper State final.
impressed with her teams
effort over the past two
weeks, including its two
games against Clover.
Clover is one of the top
softball programs in our
state and had a strong
team again this season,

she said. We havent been


in many tight games this
season, so I was happy to
see the girls stay loose and
not get tight.
The Rebels topped Clover in the District finals
to advance to Upper State,

coming away with another


shutout, 6-0.
I felt like we really
learned from that first
game and made adjustments, Aiken said. That
allowed us to score more
runs.

Aiken said it is no surprise Byrnes is now facing


region rivals in the postseason.
Our region is always
one of the toughest in the
state so we are not really
SEE BYRNES | B3

Blue Ridge baseball


falls in district finals
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Greer softball team was ousted by Seneca, 3-1, last


week during playoff action.

Local teams fall


in postseason
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Greer softball team
was knocked out of playoff contention last week,
falling to Seneca 3-1 in the
District semifinals.
The Lady Jackets, who
wrapped up the regular season with an upset
win over rival Blue Ridge,
had previously beaten AC
Flora 10-0 before falling
to Union County 10-0 in
game two of the postseason tournament.
The Tigers were also
ousted in the District
semifinal, falling to Wren
7-3 last Wednesday. Blue
Ridge opened district action with a dominating 213 win over Dreher, but a
7-4 loss against Lancaster
sent the Tigers to the losers bracket where they
could not recover.
The Eastside baseball
team was unable to dig itself out of a hole against
AC Flora last week, as the
Eagles fell 11-10 in the
District semifinals.
Eastside had previously

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defeated Flora before falling to Clinton in game


two.
Other area teams have
seen plenty of success this
spring postseason, including the Byrnes boys tennis
team.
The Rebels opened the
playoffs with a 5-1 upset
win over top seed Dutch
Fork.
After
defeating
Greenwood 6-1 in round
two, the Rebels ultimately
fell to Spartanburg 6-0 in
the Upper State semifinals.
Byrnes came into the
postseason as a four-seed,
having just qualified for
the playoffs during the
last week of the regular
season.
The Eastside boys soccer
team came up just shy of
a berth in the Upper State
final last week, falling to
Chapin 3-2. The Eagles
had knocked off Walhalla
and Richland Northeast in
the first two rounds. With
the win, Chapin advances
to play AC Flora.
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A team that had been


running the table all spring
wasnt able to do so in the
playoffs.
The Blue Ridge baseball
team was ousted by Seneca in the District finals last
week, marking the end of
a record setting season for
the Tigers.
We had so many guys
that stepped up for us in
a big way this year, and
thats the only way we
were able to do what we
were able to do, Head
Coach Travis Henson said.
We were knocking on the
door there to compete for
a state championship, so
it definitely hurts. At the
same time, were so proud
of these guys.
The Tigers were on the
ropes after losing to Seneca in game two of District play, but Blue Ridge
fought back to defeat
Broome, 3-2, and advance
to the finals.
Broome played well,
but so did we, said Henson, who started sophomore Zach Waddell in the
elimination game.
He went out and pitched
extremely well, and Ethan
Few came in and closed
the game for us, he said.
Few returned to the
mound in the Tigers final game against Seneca.
Despite a good outing the
Blue Ridge ace was unable
to will his team to victory,
as the Tigers fell 3-2.
That was a tough loss
for us, but when you look
back on the whole season
for our guys, Im extremely proud of what they were
able to accomplish, Henson said. They put Blue
Ridge baseball back to
where we need to be and
where we plan on being
for a while.

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Blue Ridge baseball team ran into some trouble last
week, falling to Seneca in the District finals of the Class
AAA playoffs.

We were knocking on the door there to


compete for a state championship, so it
definitely hurts.
Travis Henson

Blue Ridge Head Coach


After picking up two
quick region losses, Blue
Ridge went on a montorous run, winning 11 conference games in a row.
To be able to win 20
games, have a 17 game
winning streak, and win a
region championshipit
was a lot of fun, Henson
said. Its also really special because this is the last
year were going to have
this eight-team region.
The competition was so
strong in this region, so
it was neat to win it in the
last year.

The Tigers will return


seven seniors in 2017,
along with a junior varsity
team that also won the
Peach Blossom region.
We think weve laid the
foundation for something
even stronger in the next
couple of years, Henson
said. Weve got a really
good returning class, consisting of a group of seven seniors. Were excited
about whats to come.
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Wed just got done
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Sunday morning when our
friend Sarah approached
us with an urgent look on
her face.
The lady from Survivor
China is here, she said.
What?
Where?
The survivor my friend
was referring to was a
lady named Leslie, who
went on the show 17
seasons ago. Quite a long
time to be recognized by
a stranger in a Baptist
church, but my wife and I
are not ordinary Survivor
fans. Wed seen survivor
China within the last six
months.
I had so many questions.
Did she bring Jeff
Probst with her?
What was it like hanging
out with a dude that went
by the name, Chicken?
Why did James the
gravedigger go home with
two hidden immunity
idols in his pocket?
Sorry, readers. As you
can see, Im somewhat of
a nerd. As church came to
a close, Id decided not to
ambush this lady. What
woman wants a grown
man with a beard asking
her a bunch of random
Survivor questions?
My wife, however, had
not come to the same conclusion.
I was mingling with
some friends just after
the service when I saw
my wife making a B-line
for me, with Leslie from
Survivor in tow.
Billy!!!! my wife shouted. Look who it is!
Oh hey, I said, trying
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Who do you have winning this season?
Gotta be Aubry right?
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this during my conversation with DMX (have I
mentioned this already?)
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By Reid Spencer
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Kyle Busch finally overcame his gremlins at Kansas Speedway in a race that
left Martin Truex Jr. overcome with frustration.
On Saturday nightin
stark contrast to many of
his prior misadventures at
the 1.5-mile trackBusch
waited until after the Go
Bowling 400 to destroy his
No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
Toyota, a feat he accomplished during his celebratory burnout.
Busch took the lead for
good on Lap 231 of 267 after Truex, who led a racehigh 172 laps, brought his
car back to pit road on Lap
215 because of a loose
wheel, the result of a bolt
that broke and prevented
the tire from mounting
properly during a greenflag stop three laps earlier.
With the fastest car out
of contention, Busch had
to survive two more restarts, the first on lap 240
and the second nine laps
later after Denny Hamlin
tried to thread the needle
between Kyle Larson and
Brad Keselowski and triggered a Lap 241 wreck in
Turn 4 that ruined the
chances of four strong
carsthose of Hamlin, Keselowski, Larson and Joey
Logano.
After the race went green
for the final time on Lap
249, Busch held off Kevin
Harvicks charge to win his
first NASCAR Sprint Cup

Series event at Kansas, his


third of the season and the
37th of his career.
Harvick came home second 1.112 seconds behind
Busch. Kurt Busch was
third, followed by Matt
Kenseth and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender
Ryan Blaney, who posted
a career-best finish on an
open-motor track.
I cant say enough
about everybody on this
team, said Busch, who
broke the jinx at a track
where his average finish is
19.2. At the beginning of
the race, we werent very
good. (Crew chief) Adam
Stevens and the guys just
keep working on it. The 78
(Truex) was probably the
fastest car but we just kept
ourselves in the game. Its
pretty impressive.
Stevens opted to keep
Busch on the track under
the fifth caution on Lap
233, after Ricky Stenhouse
Jr. scraped the Turn 4 wall
to bring out the yellow.
The choice to keep the
lead and take advantage
of clean air proved a wise
one.
I knew our car was best
out front, said Busch, who
has now won at all active
Sprint Cup tracks except
for Charlotte and Pocono.
I had trouble in traffic
all night long. I wasnt the
best at being able to pick
my way through that stuff,
but when we had green
flag pit stops, I really got
some good holes and was
able to make some good
time.

But the call to stay out


was a no-brainer, and it
certainly worked out for
us. I was kind of worried
about those guys that had
tires behind us, but then
they all crashed with tires
(on Lap 241), so it was
kind of weird.
After qualifying 26th,
Harvicks
Stewart-Haas
Racing team made significant adjustments for the
race.
We overhauled this
thing this morning to try
to get it close, and they
did a great job, Harvick
said, who hit a piece of
debris during the final 19lap green-flag run. With
the nose and splitter of
his car damaged, Harvick
suffered a tight handling
condition and Busch was
able to pull away.
Hit a big piece of debris
and knocked a big hunk out
of the nose and knocked
the splitter down, Harvick said. From that point
on, it was tight. Otherwise
I would have drove around
him. All in all, it just didnt
play out that way and they
were able to win the race.
And it certainly didnt
play out the way Truex
thought and hoped it
would. For the eighth time
in his career, Truex led
more than 100 laps in a
Sprint Cup race. For the
last seven of those races,
he has failed to win (he
finished 14th).
I couldnt believe it,
Truex said of the loose
wheel that ruined his night.
I went around (Turns) 1

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William Byron remembers watching NASCAR
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years old.
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the lead, and two-time series champion Matt Crafton was running second.
I just got ran over by a
bozo ... I guess hes just
brain dead, an irate Sauter said after the incident.
Its just unfortunate that
sometimes you cant race
the way you want to.
For Byron, who became
the ninth NASCAR Next
driver to win a national
series race, there was only
joy.
It was crazy the last
couple of restarts, and I
had the lead there on the
green-flag run (before the
caution that forced overtime), and I was really just
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but you have to earn it,
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And my crew chief,
Rudy Fugle, really told
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from contact between two
trucks in front of him. Moments after a restart on
Lap 135, the Toyotas of
Crafton and Timothy Peters collided, breaking the
momentum of both trucks
and shuffling them out of
the top 10.
Byron inherited the lead,
shed eventual fourthplace finisher Christopher
Bell after a brief battle and
streaked away to a lead of
4.5 seconds before caution
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on Lap 164 of a scheduled
167 forced the overtime
and bunched the field.
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will be held on May 19, 2016 at 9:00 am at the
main office of the Bank at 229 Trade Street, Greer,
South Carolina. The business to be conducted
at the annual meeting is the annual election of
directors and a report of its financial condition.
Members of the Bank as of March 31, 2016 are
eligible
toeligible
vote at the
annual
meeting.
2015 are
to vote
at the
annual meeting.

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SPORTS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

THE GREER CITIZEN B3

Bridgeman shoots 65 at region championship


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Two bogeys in the first
six holes would be enough
to spoil the day for most
golfers, but that wasnt
the case for Chapmans Jacob Bridgeman.
The 16-year-old shot a
65 during last weeks region championship, taking
the individual title at the
Links O Tryon. The effort
was nearly good enough
to qualify his team for Upper State competition, but
Chapman came up three
strokes shy as a team.
Bridgeman said the early
mishaps were frustrating,
but he wasnt going to let

it impact his focus.


I knew it wasnt going
to ruin my round, Bridgeman said. I was determined to come back from
that.
He did bounce back,
recording seven birdies
and one eagle on the afternoon. Blue Ridge coach
Randy Cisson, whose team
hosted the tournament,
said high schoolers score
was impressive.
A 65 is phenomenal
on this course, he said.
Coming in, I knew if anybody was going to shoot
a low round, it would be
Jake. I was pulling for him.
Obviously, I was pulling
for my team, but I was

rooting for Jake as well.


Any good golfer can
make a couple of bogeys,
but (Bridgeman) was able
to right the ship, Cisson
added. It was really impressive.
Cisson has been working
with Bridgeman for a while
at the Links O Tryon and
has been impressed with
his swing.
Jake has really matured
and grown up over the last
few weeks, Cisson said.
Hes got a great work
ethic and great golf swing.
Hes also a great kid, which
means more to me.
Bridgeman said he still
has some room to improve
his short game, and he

also needs to work on being more conservative.


I play a little more risky
at the start, but once I get
a lead, I try to be more
conservative, he said.
Its hard to dial it back
sometimes.
With a third place finish,
Blue Ridge advanced to
Cross Creek in Seneca for
the Upper State championship.
Weve got a lot of kids
that are pretty good golfers, Cisson said. Thats
what you need if youre
going to make a run at
state.

Jacob Bridgeman shot a 65 at the Links O Tryon to win the


individual region championship last week.

billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

CRUSADER
CORNER
NGU GOLF FINISHES
SEVENTEENTH

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

With four playoff wins under their belt, the Lady Rebels are on their way to an Upper State
title apperance this Friday.

BYRNES: Lady Rebels focus on title


FROM B1

surprised to have Boiling


Springs and JL Mann in
the Upper-state with us,
Aiken said. Obviously,
being familiar with our opponents is an advantage,
but they are also familiar
with us as well.
At this point it is more
about us remaining focused and playing our
game rather than worrying

about who our opponent


is, she said.
With just two opponents
standing between Byrnes
and another state title, Aiken said her team knows
its goals are within reach.
We start each August
working towards the state
championship and I feel
like it is always something that is attainable for
our team if we are working and preparing for it

throughout the year, she


said. While winning a
state championship has a
lot to do with talent, it also
has a lot to do with team
chemistry and which team
is playing well come playoff time. I feel like we have
put ourselves in a good
position at this point.
Byrnes will take the field
again Friday at home.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

The North Greenville


golf teams season came
to a close on Wednesday
afternoon after a 17th
place finish at the NCAA
Southeast Regional Tournament.
The Crusaders dropped
to 17th after finishing
Tuesdays second round
in 15th. Lynn University,
St. Leo, and rounded out
the top three while West
Florida, Barry, Columbus,
and Nova Southeastern
finished in four through
six.
Christian
Constance
turned in NGUs only top
20 finish as he scored a
three-day total of 220,
good enough for 19th.
Constance improved each
round, shooting a 75 on
day one, following it with
a 73 and 72.
Seth Robertson was
NGUs next best finisher

as he carded a 230, good


enough for 59th. Robertson sandwiched a 72 between a pair of 79s, which
came in rounds one and,
three. Evan Gfeller scored a
240 through three rounds
turning in an 80th place
finish. Gfeller shot scores
of 74, 83, and 77.
Vijay Mishra and Chase
Fisher rounded out NGUs
qualifiers. Mishra shot
a three day total of 240,
shooting a 78, 76, and 86
as he finished in a tie for
95th while Chase Fishers
scores of 79, 82, and 85
gave him a three round
total of 246 and a 102nd
place finish.

MENS LAX
TO HOST CAMP

The North Greenville


mens lacrosse team will
host a prospect camp on
July 23 from 8 a.m., to 2
p.m. at Pepsi Stadium in
Tigerville.
The camp is designed for
high school lacrosse players from 9th-12th grade
and will cost participants
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lunch and a reverable NGU
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Madison Bennett, of
Woodland High School,
will join the North Greenville womens soccer team
next fall.
She will be majoring in
Outdoor Leadership.
Bennett has played the
position of center back
over the past eight years.
She recently won first
place in the 100-meter,
4x1 relay, and 4x4 relay
in the countywide track
championship meet.
She was nominated as
player of the year for Region 7, and the only defensive player nominated.
NGU soccer coach Andy
Robinson also recently
welcomed another addition, Michaela Gleed.
Gleed is a local product
from Dorman High School
and has competed for the
highly competitive Carolina Elite Soccer Academy
for several years.

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12,000 SQUARE
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Located at 438 North
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Call Kevin Pogue with
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wanted to
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5-4,11,18

homes
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RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH,
house 106 Mullinax Drive.
$750 month/$700 deposit.
2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH,
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$600 month/$600 deposit.
2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH,
house 3631 Morgan
Road, $600 month/$600
deposit.
Call 879-2015.

5-4,11,18,25-TFN

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Call for details, 864-5104496.

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as it applies to public
housing apartment units.
High school graduate or
equivalent with good experience history. Good
SC drivers record. Forty
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to or apply with Executive
Director at 103 School St.
Greer SC 2651 by May
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B6 THE GREER CITIZEN

THINGS
TO DO
EDWARD ALBEES THE ZOO
STORY ON STAGE

WILSON WEBB | PARAMOUNT

Will Ferrell in Zoolander 2

COUCH THEATER

DVD PREVIEWS
BY SAM STRUCKHOFF

NEW RELEASES
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 23
PICKS OF THE WEEK

The Finest Hours (PG13) -- When their oil tanker


is ripped in half by raging
waves off Cape Cod, the
crew of the SS Pembleton has only a few hours
left before what remains
of their vessel sinks.
Chief engineer Ray Sybert
(Casey Affleck) has to improvise to keep the halfboat afloat, while rallying
a crew growing more desperate by the moment. The
Coast Guard already has
its hands full, leaving the
near-suicidal rescue mission up to Bernie Webber
(Chris Pine) and a couple
of other volunteers in a
tiny boat pointed straight
toward 70-foot waves.
Its a based-on-a-true
story produced by Disney,
detailing an incredible
1952 rescue mission. The
movie follows the conventions typical of disasterrescue movies, but does so
with excellent pacing and
deployment of CG effects.
Risen (PG-13) -- This
rather gritty faith-based
film tells the story of the
execution and resurrection
of Jesus (hes called Yeshua here) from the perspective of a cynical centurion
trying to lay down the law.
Joseph Fiennes stars as
Clavius, a Roman soldier
tasked by Pontius Pilate
(Peter Firth) with keeping
Christs body locked up,
and then relocating it when
it disappears. Clavius and
his sidekick Lucius (Tom
Felton) have to Sherlock
their way through Judea,
interrogating witnesses,
including Mary Magdalene (Maria Botto). Clavius
eventually finds the body,
but not in the way he expected.
The movie works by giving us a hero with actual
layers, well-handled by Fiennes. Clavius is jaded and
weary, but still intense and
committed to fulfilling his
duty. More than just a sequence of sermons, there
is actual excitement and
character development attending the storys intended conclusion.
How to be Single (R)
-- Alice (Dakota Johnson)
dumps her college boyfriend and movies to the
Big City to figure herself
out, mostly by dating and
partying, and taking lessons in dating and partying from Robin (Rebel Wilson), her wild-and-crazy
co-worker. Distractingly
wedged into this narrative are the stories of
two more women on the
Your-Life-is-Defined-byDating spectrum: Alices
career-focused big sis
(Leslie Mann), learning to
be wooed by a younger
man, and poor sweet Lucy
(Alison Brie), who keeps
reeling in oddballs from
her sea of dating apps.
Like an unhealthy relationship, this movie snipes at
the hokey cliches in romcoms, but is clearly dependent on them and knows
no other way.
Zoolander 2 (R) -- Fifteen years after foiling an
assassination, the worlds
most vapid supermodel,
Derek Zoolander (writer/
director/star Ben Stiller),
is conjured from his selfimposed exile in New
Jersey to foil a new fashion-based conspiracy. Returning with him are his
frenemy Hansel (Owen
Wilson) and manic villain
Mugatu (Will Ferrell). The
film has far too many cameos to count, and most of
them fall flat. It seems like
everyone on-screen is having more fun than anyone
watching ever could.

The Warehouse Theatre


Conservatory will present
Edward Albees The Zoo
Story May 15, 17, 22 and
24 at 8 p.m.
Peter is a middle-class
executive with a normal
family and a normal life
minding his own business
on a Central Park bench.
Jerry is a disheartened
man, desperate to have
one meaningful conversation with another human
being. The two collide in
a flurry of stories and interrogation, leaving both
a different person by the
end of this swift one-act.
Produced by the Conservatory Class and directed
by Robert Fuson, the play
features Ryan Barry and
Christopher Paul Smith.
Warehouse Theatre is located at 37 Augusta Street
in Greenville. For more information, visit warehousetheatre.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

Idol time
The 2016 seson of Greer Idol and Greer Idol Teen
has begun. Public tryouts were held Friday and
Saturday during the annual Pelham Medical
Center Greer Family Fest. There were a total
of 17 hopefuls displaying their vocal talents
for the judges and audience. The next round
of performance is set for June 10. This years
competition eliminated the teen performances.
A sampling of this years contestants are,
clockwise from right: Jasmine Marisa, Anri
Ballew and Andre Webb.

Photos by
Preston Burch

GREG ALLMAN COMES


TO PEACE CENTER

Gregg Allman will be


performing at the Peace
Center Concert Hall July
27 at
at 7:30 PM. Tickets range from $45-$65
and go on sale May 13 at
10 a.m. For more information, call the box office at
864-467-3000.
Though hes already
spent over 45 astounding years as the founding
member for the Allman
Brothers Band, Rock & Roll
Hall of Famer and Living
Legend Award recipient
Gregg Allman is showing
no signs of slowing down.
Thats because Allman
has always kept himself
busy. Hes written a critically acclaimed memoir
called My Cross to Bear,
released Gregg
Allman
Live: Back to Macon, GA,
a live DVD/CD of Allman
performing with an eightpiece band, and now, hes
planning a new solo record.

WAREHOUSE THEATRE
PRESENTS LES LIAISONS
DANGEREUSES

Warehouse Theatre will


present Les Liaisons Dangereuses through May 28.
When two Parisian aristocrats grow bored with
their days, they enter into
a lethal game of seduction and betrayal. When
the Marquise de Merteuil
challenges her ex-lover
Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, he develops a fascination with a
virtuous married woman
as well. As the pawns in
their game engage, the
consequences prove to
be deadly. Swords will be
brandished, hearts broken,
and lives ravaged as desire
drives this decadent tale
of unrest in upper class
society.
Warehouse Theatre is located at 37 Augusta Street
in Greenville. For more information, visit warehousetheatre.com.

MCDANIELS TO PLAY
FREE CONCERT

Spartanburg
singer/
songwriter Corey McDaniels will play a free concert
at Chapman Cultural Center this Sunday, May 15, 24 p.m. as part of the venues Sundays Unplugged
program.
McDaniels has played
in several regional bands,
such as Ashevilles Young
American Landscape. In
addition, he has several
musical projects in the
works. He utilizes ambient textures, groove, and
loops to create music that
is equally influenced by
progressive rock groups
like Pink Floyd as it is by
minimalist
composers
such as Steve Reich. McDaniels self-released the

first Wounded Hollow EP


in 2014 titled Seed, and
he currently performs
new material from an upcoming release on electric
bass and guitar. Previews
of his work can be found
at WoundedHollow.Bandcamp.com.
Sundays
Unplugged,
1-5 p.m., is a longstanding outreach program by
Chapman Cultural Center
that encourages patrons
to enjoy local arts and culture in a no-stress no-cost
environment. In addition
to the weekly free concert by a local musician,
Spartanburg Art Museum,
Artists Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, Spartanburg
Regional History Museum,
and the Students Galleries
are open and free.
For more information,
please visit online ChapmanCulturalCenter.org. or
call 542-ARTS.

MUSIC BY THE LAKE


SEASON BEGINS MAY 26

Furman Universitys Music by the Lake Summer


Concert Series will begin
Thursday, May 26, at 7:30
p.m. in the universitys
amphitheater. The series
opens with How the West
Was Won by the Lakeside
Concert Band.
Celebrating the Sounds
of Summer, the Lakeside
Concert Band, under the
direction of Furmans Leslie W. Hicken, and other
ensembles and guests will
present a concert every
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in
the amphitheater (except
where noted) through
Aug. 4. The performances
are free and open to the
public and showcase a
cross-section of Big Band,
Jazz, International, Contemporary, Marches and
Orchestral favorites.
For more information,
visit www.furman.edu/
music or call 294-2086.
The remaining schedule
includes:
June 2: Kings, Queens, and
Royal Things; Carolina Youth
Symphony: Leslie W. Hicken,
director
June 9: Music from Far
and Away; Poinsett Wind
Symphony: Leslie W. Hicken
and Jay Bocook, directors
June 16: Contemporary
Jazz: The Steve Watson Band
June 23 : Rhapsody in Blue
McAlister Auditorium
Derek Parsons, piano soloist
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director
June 30: Patriotic Celebration:
For Amber Waves of Grain
The Greenville Chorale: Bingham Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director
July 7: The West End Brass
Quintet; Featuring members
of the Greenville Symphony
Orchestra
July 14: Bluegrass Night: The
Andy Carlson Band
July 21: The Magic Kingdom
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director
July 28: An Evening with
Henry Mancini
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director
August 4: Greenville Jazz Collective ; Big Band , Shannon

Hoover and Brad Jepson,


directors

GLT SEASON CLOSES


WITH MARY POPPINS

Greenville Little Theatre


will close its 90th anniversary season with Mary
Poppins: The Hit Broadway
Musical June 3-26.
When Jane and Michael
Banks dream up a practically perfect nanny,
they have no idea whats
in store. Mary Poppins
sweeps onto the scene,
with the help of good ol
Bert, and fills the Banks
household with laughter
and song once again. With
a spoonful of sugar and
a magic carpet bag, Mary
Poppins is able to touch
the hearts of parents and
children alike. This supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure is
based on the beloved Walt
Disney film and the books
by P.L. Travers.
The play features Emily
Grove as Mary Poppins,
Samuel Floyd as Bert, Meg
Foster as Winifred Banks,
Evan Harris as George
Banks, and Jerry Witty as
Admiral Boom. The cast
includes Benjamin Augusta, Jonah Bishop-Pirrone,
Celia Blitzer, Josh Broome,
Kristi Parker Byers, Garrison Christian, Loren Clark,
Cody Chastain Cobb, Rick
Connor, Alexandra Eshenbaugh, Talia Eschenbaugh,
Antoinette Hall, Briana
Key, Michael Lewis, Luis
Martinez, Grace McGrath,
Myles Moore, Christopher Rose, Kimberly Ann
Schmidt, Megan Smith,
Daniel Snow, Rennah St.
Clair, Ashleigh Stowe,
Anne
Suggs,
Andrew
Szykula, Maegan Willimon,
and Eryn Woo. The show
will be directed by Suzanne
McCalla and Sam McCalla.
Tim St. Clair II is musical
director and Kimberlee
Ferreira is choreographer.
Showtimes are June 3-4, 911, 16-18, 23-25 at 8 p.m.
and June 5, 12, 19 and 26
at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.greenvillelittletheatre.org
or
call 233-6238.

MAKE STARS
AT HANDS ON!

Join Hands On!, the Childrens Museum in downtown Hendersonville, as


we prepare to celebrate
Memorial Day by making
stars. All ages will enjoy
creating star banners to
use as decorations for this
special holiday. This
activity
takes
place
Tuesday, May 24 through
Friday, May 27 and is free
with $5 admission/free
for members.
The mission of Hands
On! is to provide hands
on educational experiences that stimulate the
imagination and motivate
learning in a fun, safe environment. For additional
information about their
educational programs and
facility, please visit their
website at www.handsonwnc.org or call 828-6978333.

A Party to Murder

EVENT REMINDERS

May 5-21
Centre Stage
233-6733
www.centrestage.org

Memphis

May 6-15
Spartanburg Little Theatre
542-ARTS
ChapmanCulturalCenter.org

Second Chance

May 11-18
Centre Stage
233-6733
www.centrestage.org

Poetry Workshop

Thursday, May 12, 7-9 p.m.


Chapman Cultural Center
756-1732
SpokenWordSpartanburg.
com

Park Hop Kickoff

Saturday, May 14, 1-4 p.m.


Sunset Park, Mauldin
livewellgreenville.org

Butterfly Week

May 17-20
Hands On! Hendersonville
828-697-8333
www.handsonwnc.org

Music Sandwiched In

Wednesday, May 18
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Spartanburg County Public
Library
948-9020

SpartanburgArtWalk

Thursday, May 19, 5-9 p.m.


542-ARTS

Can You Hear Me Now?

ONGOING EXHIBITS

Senior Art Display

Through May 7
Thompson Gallery
Furman University
294-2074

Student Galleries: District


5, COLORS, Boys/Girls Clubs

Through May 22
Chapman Cultural Center
www.chapmanculturalcenter.org

Post-WWII Student Life


Exhibit

Through May 31
James B. Duke Library
Furman University
Jeffrey Makala 294-2714
Jeffrey.makala@furman.edu

Painting The American


Landscape

Through May 26
Artists Guild of Spartanburg
Gallery
Chapman Cultural Center
764-9568

Madonna and Child in a


Landscape

Through June 5
Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green
https://youtu.be/MmdtEbhzz5s

Some Abstraction Required


Through June 12
Opening reception: Thursday, April 21, 5-8 p.m.
Spartanburg Art Museum
www.spartanburgartmuseum.org

FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

THE GREER CITIZEN

B7

Acid reflux surgery


has side effects
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am
so tired of gastric juices
coming up and spraying
my mouth. I am currently
on a last resort medicine. My doctor wants to
try it for three weeks. If
it doesnt work, hes going to perform a Nissen
fundoplication. From what
Ive read, there would be
nothing more coming up.
Could you explain this
procedure? What will happen with swallowed air,
and what will happen if
I get sick to my stomach
and (shudder) need to
vomit? -- S.S.
ANSWER: Large volumes
of stomach acid coming
into the mouth is an accepted indication for surgical treatment of reflux
disease. Sometimes, the
acid is associated with
excess saliva and is called
water brash.
Prior to considering
surgery, it is worthwhile
to make sure the medication treatment is as good
as it can be. Proton pump
inhibitors such as omeprazole should be taken 30
minutes before eating.
Weight loss is helpful if
overweight. Raising the
head of the bed 6 to 8
inches (by inserting blocks
under the legs of the head
of the bed or using a plastic wedge under the mattress) and avoiding dietary
triggers (coffee, chocolate,
carbonated drinks, highfat foods) should be tried.
Baclofen, a powerful muscle relaxant with many
possible side effects, may

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
be the last resort medicine you are taking.
When all else fails, surgery may relieve symptoms. A Nissen fundoplication is when the upper part
of the stomach, the fundus, is plicated (wrapped)
around the esophagus and
stitched in place. This can
be done via endoscopy or
as an open procedure. It
is effective at reducing
symptoms in 85 percent
to 90 percent of patients.
Most people are unable
to vomit and have less or
no ability to belch, leading
to bloating, increased intestinal gas and flatulence.
Discomfort during eating is common. There are
modifications of the surgical procedure designed
to reduce side effects
and complications while
maintaining effectiveness,
but a description of what
these all are technically is
in your surgeons domain.
Readers: The booklet on
Acid Reflux, Heartburn
and Hiatal Hernia explains
these common gastrointestinal disorders in
greater detail. Readers can
obtain a copy by writing:
Dr. Roach -- No. 501W, 628
Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL
32803. Enclose a check or
money order (no cash) for
$4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with

the recipients printed


name and address. Please
allow four weeks for delivery.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: I
have been riding my bike
outdoors, same saddle,
130 miles a month for
over three years. Out of
the blue my left sit bone,
or the tissue around it, is
so sore. I cant quit riding
-- HELP! -- A.D.C.
ANSWER: A good rule
of thumb for an athletic
injury or sudden soreness
is that resting it for a period of time usually is a
good idea. Get off the bike
for a while and try some
different types of exercising: walk, run, swim or
lift weights, but give your
soft tissues a chance to
recover. You may simply
have overdone it. If things
dont get better, go ahead
and make an appointment
to get checked out.
***
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.
(c) 2016 North America Synd., Inc.

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Rick vented to Maya


about his ongoing frustration with Ridge running
the family business even
though he was not truly a
Forrester. Disheartened by
the conversation he had
with Ridge, Thomas summoned Caroline for a private meeting. Liam asked
Steffy point blank if she
was still in love with him.
Ridge let Katie know how
much her nosiness cost
him. Rick voiced his infuriation to Brooke about
the favoritism that he
felt Ridge received from
Eric. Caroline was finally
able to get Thomas to see
things his fathers way.
Wyatt was called out by
Liam on the insecurities he
felt in his marriage. Steffy
was horrified when she
received an unwelcomed
visit from Quinn. Wait to
See: A couple has opposing viewpoints about their
relationship.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Claire told Ciara she


wasnt sure about her feelings for Theo. Aiden refused to talk to anyone at
the police station except
for Hope. Steve worried
that Joey ran away after
he couldnt find his jacket.
Kayla and Fynns dinner
was interrupted after she
was called to the ER for a
viral epidemic. Aiden told
Hope that the man who
tried to kill her was his

CHRIS HASTON | NBC

James Lastovic stars as


Joey on Days of Our Lives
imposter. At the hospital,
the virus situation was
becoming dire as the first
death occurred, affecting
many beloved Salemites.
Abigail was upset when
Chad brought Thomas to
visit her at the hospital.
Despite feeling the effects
of the flu, Kayla continued
to work. Jade and Joey
found themselves at Aunt
Simones commune. Deimos and Nicole shared a
nice moment. Wait to See:
Fynn finds an antidote for
the virus.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Sam was rattled by


Jasons condition. Alexis
got an earful from Jordan. Lulu strongly suggested that Maxie back
down. Alexis enlightened
Julian and assumed he
got the message. Anna
received comfort from an
old friend during a time of

need. Sonny took advantage of a moment alone.


Francos attempt to win
back Nina was abruptly interrupted. Michael turned
the other cheek in regards
to someones rescue. Alexis grew suspicious of Julians whereabouts. Griffin
stunned Sonny and Anna.
Alexis made a correct assumption about Julian.
Nikolas and Hayden received some words of advice from Liz and Curtis.
Wait to See: Ava makes a
plea to Morgan.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Phyllis barged into Billys house and confronted


him about his business
practices. Meanwhile, Jack
liked Hilarys ideas about
cross-promotion. Neil told
Hilary how he truly felt
about her. Stitch and Abby
got into a heated argument
about what they should do
about Max. Meanwhile, Dr.
Neville spotted Max lurking in the hall at the Jabot
Lab. Victoria had no idea
that Lucas P.I. was snapping photos of her and Travis dancing. Mariah moved
out after she caught Kevin
and Natalie kissing. Adam
informed his father that he
wasnt going to betray his
siblings. Max confessed to
Ashley that he made Abby
trip down the stairs. Travis and Victoria kissed.
Wait to See: Nikki turns to
an old friend for support.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

(c) 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

OUR SCHOOLS
The Greer Citizen

B8 THE GREER CITIZEN

SCHOOL
NEWS
STUDENTS RECEIVE
SCIENCE AWARDS

Tiger Mou and Jacob


Rabinovitch,
both
of
Greer, are among 45 students from the South Carolina Governors School
for Science & Mathematics
(GSSM) who brought home
59 awards from the SC Junior Academy of Science
(SCJAS) Annual Spring
Meeting recently.
Mou received first place
in written presentation
and third in oral presentation for Math and Computer Science.
Rabinovitch placed second in oral presentation
for Physiology and Health.

SOUTH CAROLINA
TEACHER EXPO MAY 20

Recruiters from South


Carolinas public school
districts hope to fill their
current and anticipated
teacher vacancies at this
years South Carolina
Teacher Expo. The Expo,
a one-day teacher job fair
sponsored by the Center
for Educator Recruitment,
Retention and Advancement (CERRA), will be held
at the South Carolina State
Fairgrounds on Friday,
May 20.
Participation in the expo
is limited to teachers, recent graduates of teacher
education programs, and
individuals who have met
admission criteria for an
approved alternative certification program in South
Carolina.
For more details and
registration information,
visit www.cerra.org/expo.
aspx.

EXPLORE THE ARTS


SUMMER WORKSHOP

Explore the Arts summer art classes will be


available to children and
adults in the Greenville
area Monday through Friday, June 13-17, from 8:30
a.m.-noon at the Fine Arts
Center in Greenville.
Explore the Arts offers a
variety of one-week summer art workshops taught
by local artists. Class size

is limited to 10 to 20 students per class.


The cost to attend Explore the Arts is $125 for
the elementary and middle
school program, and $150
for the high school, college, and adult workshops.
Some partial scholarships
are available.
For more information,
email Donna Shank, Explore the Arts coordinator,
at dshank@greenville.k12.
sc.us or call 355-2574.

GREENVILLE COUNTY

EASTSIDE ART SHOW


RECEPTION IS FRIDAY

The Eastside High School


art department will present the Annual Visual Arts
Student Exhibit II May 6-13
at Taylors Mill. A reception
and awards ceremony will
be held on May 13 at 6:30
p.m.
The show is open May
12, 4-8 p.m., and May 13,
6:30-8:30 p.m.

TIGERVILLE TROT
SET FOR MAY 14

Tigerville
Elementary
School will hold a Color
Fun Run during the Tigerville Trot on Saturday, May
14, at 9 a.m. in the school
parking lot.
During the run, participants will be showered
with colorful powder at
different
locations.
A
clock will record your time
at the end, but an official
time will not be kept.
Cost is $10 per person.
Registration forms are located in the school office.

MOUNTAIN VIEW SEEKS


CAREER DAY PARTICIPANTS

Mountain View Elementary School will hold a Career Day on Wednesday,


May 18, from 8:30-10:30
a.m.
For more information or
to volunteer, contact Julie
Cannon, school counselor,
at jucannon@greenville.
k12.sc.us.

BUENA VISTA HOSTS


CAMP INVENTION

Buena Vista Elementary


will host Camp Invention
June 20-23 from 8 a.m.-4
p.m. daily.
The camp promotes innovation, creative prob-

lem-solving and teamwork.


Innovators will spend
their time brainstorming
product ideas and building original prototypes
using real tools and components found in everyday
devices; exploring
the lives of giant insects,
colorful animals and their
environments; constructing and personalizing a
DIY solar-powered cricket
with a unique habitat; and
discovering the science
of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid,
and coding.
Register at campinvention.org.
For more information,
contact Carol Uhl, director, at cuhl@greenville.
k12.sc.us.

GREER HIGH ART


WINNERS RECOGNIZED

Greer High students Michaelyn Russell and Emmanuel Martinez attended


the South Carolina PTSA
Reflections contest Awards
Ceremony in Charleston
recently.
They were recognized
for winning best in the
state for their drawings
interpreting the theme
of Let your Imagination
Fly.
Russell was awarded the
Award of Excellence and
Outstanding
Interpretation of Theme, and Martinez, the Award of Merit.

JETER RECEIVES
LEGACY AWARD

Riverside High School


junior, Faith Jeter, has
been selected to receive
the Carter G. Woodson
Legacy Award sponsored
by Berea College in Berea,
Kentucky.
This award recognizes
a high school junior who
has demonstrated outstanding character, academic achievement and
leadership.
Jeter attended special
awards program at Berea
College on April 2.

RIVERSIDE ARTISTS
RECEIVE AWARDS

Two Riverside High students received awards at


the 26th Annual Upstate
High School Art Exhibit
held at Greenville Technical College, Benson Campus recently.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

Program at Harvard University in November. The


program prepares new
school leaders for leadership challenges and helps
them clarify their vision
of an effective school and
their role in leading it.

DISTRICT FIVE

BYRNES STUDENTS NAMED


TEACHING FELLOWS

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Riverside recognition
The Greenville Civitan Club awarded Jesse Crowley (left),
first place and Hailey Xu (right), second place, for their
inspiring winning essays. They are pictured with Mrs.
Hansen, ELA teacher at Riverside Middle.
Cheeun Kang received
first place for her batik
Reminiscent in the painting division.
Morgan Chopp received
honorable mention for her
mixed media work Eyes
All Around in the drawing division.

STAFFORD SELECTED FOR


HARVARD PROGRAM

Chandler
Creek
Elementary Administrative
Assistant Leah Stafford
has been selected to participate in the New and
Aspiring School Leaders

Six Byrnes High School


students have been named
South Carolina Teaching
Fellows.
Kat Arnold, Tanisha Berry, Kayla Henderson, Katelynn Kitts, Annika Pregenzer and Mallory Turner
received the honor.
The students, all members of Rhonda Dodsons
Teacher Cadet program,
went through a rigorous selection and interview process to earn the
scholarship. The program
provides each student a
$24,000 scholarship if
they commit to teaching
in South Carolina schools
for four years following
graduation.