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ADVANCING: Byrnes softball plays for Upper State title B1



Byrnes High teen killed, two face charges

BY BILLY CANNADA tragedy is no different, District
EDITOR the district said in a state- Five in
ment. Tony was due to particular
Police have made two ar- graduate soon, and had has been
rests in the shooting death his whole future ahead of hit pretty
of Antonio Tony Grego- him. Were heartbroken hard this
ry Panuamba, who was to know that future has year with
killed during an alterca- been cut short, and our deaths.
tion on Larkin Park Drive thoughts and prayers go J o n e s Hidalgo-
on May 5. out to his family. has been Orduna
Panuamba, a Byrnes Wright said the incident charged
High School senior, was could have been prevent- with mur-
involved in a fight with ed. der and possession of a
Travis Emil Jones and Mar- This is a tragic loss that weapon during a violent
co E. Hidalgo-Orduna, and COURTESY | FOX CAROLINA could have been prevent- crime, while Hidalgo-Or-
was found deceased by ed, Wright said. To me, duna has been charged
Spartanburg County depu- Antonio Panuamba this is just senselessA with attempted murder
ties after shots were fired. less. 17-year-old lost his life and possession of a weap-
There was a fight, and Spartanburg School over absolutely nothing. on during a violent crime. BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN
what happened after that District Five called Panu- Theres a lot better These are young men
was pretty chaotic, Spar- ambas death a tragedy. ways to settle your dif- that are in our commu- Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright identified Travis
tanburg County Sheriff We are incredibly sad- ferences than with guns, nity that have absolutely
Chuck Wright said. Some dened whenever we hear he said. Now weve got ruined the rest of their
Emil Jones (inset) as the person charged with murder in
guns were brought to the of the death of a student to deal with a community lives, Wright said. the shooting death of Antonio Gregory Panuamba during
table and it was just sense- in District Five, and this that has lost a 17-year-old. SEE MURDER | A6 a press conference on Tuesday.

D5 students safe after fire destroys bus Lyman

The driver did exactly as
she was trained: quickly
pull the bus into a safe
A bus transporting 56
Spartanburg District Five
students caught fire in
downtown Duncan Tues-
location. (The driver) was
able to evacuate all 56 stu-
dents on board in under a
day morning.
All students were evac-
uated in under a minute
The driver, Teresa
Stroble, has been with the
district for seven year.
and no injuries were re- Were grateful to her
Duncan Fire Chief Barry
Frost said his department
and think shes a hero,
Robinette said. Luckily,
no one was injured.
received a call shortly af- Frost said Stroble did all BY KAELYN CASHMAN
ter 7 a.m. the right things to avoid STAFF WRITER
The inside of the bus serious injuries.
was fully involved when Her first priority is to Lymans next regular
we got there, Frost said. get all those kids off that municipal election will be
A fire like that is going to bus, and the wreck in in 2019, following a coun-
engulf the inside of that Greer (last week) shows cil decision Monday night.
bus pretty quick. you that you dont have Council unanimously
The school bus was car- long to do that, Frost approved to draft an or-
rying students from Dun- said. She did exactly what BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN dinance extending coun-
can Elementary, Beech she was supposed to do. cil terms to 2019 and the
Springs Intermediate and She pulled over as fast as mayors term to 2021,
Byrnes Freshman Acade- she could and got those A school bus transporting more than 50 Spartanburg District Five students caught fire moving elections to No-
my, according to Spartan- kids off. Tuesday morning. The Duncan Fire Department responded and indicated the blaze may vember of odd-numbered
burg District Five officials. Although the cause of have started at the rear of the bus. No one was injured. years.
It was en route to the the fire is currently un- What were trying to do
schools when smoke was known, Frost said it ap- in the entire state is create
noticed. pears to have originated started near the back seat collision on Highway 101. ment of education) and a municipal election date,
Two ninth graders who near the heater. of the bus. Four students suffered mi- the Duncan Fire Depart- Henry Laye, Director of
were seated at the back The area of origin was This is the second lo- nor injuries in the crash. ment to investigate the Registration and Elections
of the bus noticed the the area around the heat- cal emergency school All school buses in cause of the fire and pro- for Spartanburg County,
smoke, and immediately er in the back seat, Frost bus evacuation in the last South Carolina are owned vide the details on that said at the April 10 meet-
notified the driver, Dis- said. Theyre going to month. A bus carrying 20 by the State Department cause, Robinette stated. ing. Getting it out of the
trict Five spokesperson look at it in more detail, Greer students caught fire of Education. even numbered
Melissa Robinette said. but we believe the fire on April 26 after a head-on It is up to (the depart- | 877-2076 SEE LYMAN | A6


Annual Greer Family Festival pushes through rain
EDITOR Some things are just out of our control.
The 33rd Pelham Med- The rain was tough, but there were still a
ical Center Greer Fam-
ily Festival went on as lot of positive things that came out of the
planned despite a two-
day rainstorm that put a festival.
damper on the crowd.
Some things are just
out of our control, said Mark Owens
Mark Owens, President of President, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
the Greater
Greer Cham- doesnt hurt as much as Plans are already in the
ber of Com- SEE FEST it might have a few years works to continue the
merce. The PHOTOS ago. We have great sup- family festival next year.
rain was | B5 porters, and we are able to Were already talking
tough, but handle a rainout. about the 34th Family Fest
there were still a lot of Owens said it has be- and how we can feature
positive things that came come tradition for event things like Creation Sta-
out of the festival. We staff not to talk about tion and make them even
were able to have Creation the weather leading up to better going forward, Ow-
Station and some beauti- Family Fest, and that wont ens said. We want to keep
ful weather early on Satur- change moving forward. a lot of the traditions alive
day. We pushed through it We try to avoid using and adapt to our growing
as best we could and our PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN the word rain as much as community.
vendors and our restau- we can, Owens joked. We The event still managed
rants stuck it out with us. prepare as if its going to to feature live entertain-
It was a difficult event, but
Despite rain, the 33rd annual Pelham Medical Center Greer Family Festival still brought be fine and hopefully it ment, local food vendors
it ended with a rainbow plenty of smiles to downtown Greer. See B5 for more event photos. will be fine in the future. and the Little Miss Greer
above city hall as Chase It could have been worse. Pageant. Pageant winners
Bryant performed. downtown Greer area. and can handle a difficult he said. Even though it The rain kept breaking were: Lily Kate Barbare, Re-
In the past, the festi- Despite lower numbers event. rained on the festival, throughout the day and bekah Haynes, Shakayah
val has had a $1 million in 2017, Owens said Greer Downtown has be- folks will still want to it allowed us to continue Styles, Ava Fay and Presley
economic impact on the has become more stable come a draw all by itself, come downtown and it on. Owens.


Dorothy Gale Edwards
Bonds welding THE GREER CITIZEN,
OBITUARIES A6 students continue

Community dio Sl Zumba.

Half-Apped, Meatn in

the Middle, Sno Hut and
The Chuck Truck are pro-
viding food for the event
featuring a survivor walk
and dinner.
PIANO LESSONS OFFERED Inflatables and a track-
AT THE CANNON CENTRE less train are planned as
Lessons are taught on well.
Mondays at the Cannon For more information
Centre and are 30 minutes and to register, please vis-
or one hour each week. it
For more information GreerSC.
about costs and open time
slots, call Kay Young at POWER AT
574-5967. THE CREEK
The 27th annual Power
APPLICATIONS from the Past event will
NOW AVAILABLE take place from 8 a.m. to 4
Leadership Greeris now KAELYN CASHMAN | THE GREER CITIZEN p.m. on Saturday, May 20,
accepting applications for at 2461 Abner Creek Road,
Class XXXVIII. The Taylors Farmers Market launched last Thursday with a kickoff Spring Festival. The weekly outdoor Farmers Market Greer.
The applications are due will run from 4-8 p.m. May 11-Aug. 24 and will feature food, farm product vendors, as well as music, just outside of Dock The event will show-
by July 6. No. 3 at the Taylors Mill. case antique tractors, hit
Leadership Greer was & miss engines, garden
established in 1978 by the SHAGGIN ON level of runner, from be- PARENT MEETING DERAIL CANCER tractors, crafts of all kinds
Greater Greer Chamber of TRADE STREET ginners to experts. Visit AT THE PAVILION IN GREER and a swap meet. A kids
Commerce for the purpose Shaggin on Trade Street Greenville County Rec- Derail cancer during Re- area will feature bounce
of providing the areas un- is taking place on Friday, fest2017 to register. Free reation will hold a parent lay for Life in Greer, taking houses and fun games.
equaled leadership and May 12, at 108 Trade St., 5K training is provided by meeting at 7 p.m. on May place from 6-11:30 p.m. Setup begins on Friday,
professional development Greer, with the Carolina Hub City Runners. 17 upstairs at the Pavilion, on Friday, May 19, at Greer May 19. Admission is free.
program enriching the Coast Band & DJ Jeff Fos- The Mayfest Main Stage located at 400 Scottswood City Park. The event is presented
lives of participants and ter. will feature live entertain- Road, Raylors. Entertainment will in- by Abner Creek Baptist
cultivating future leaders There is $10 Cover ment all day. The stage Topics will include con- clude New River Gospel Church and Foothills An-
for the community. Charge. will feature demonstra- cussion facts, practice Bluegrass Band, the 2016 tique Power Association.
Leadership Greer is a Basic Shag Lessons are tions from local dancers, safety, hydration and diet, Greer Idol Winner, Starz
9-month commitment from 6:30-7 p.m., and the bands, and the Mayfest equipment and questions. Artistic Cloggers and Stu-
beginning in September DJ warms up the floor Idol competition. The May-
2017 with orientation from 7-8 p.m. fest will also have a Car
and an overnight retreat The Band plays from Show for classic or show Help us "putt" food on the table and reach our $150,000 goal
and ending with gradua- 8-10 p.m., and the DJ clos- cars to compete for prizes.
tion in May 2018. Topics es out the night from 10- Rides and amusements at the Dick Brooks Honda Meals on Wheels golf tournament.
covered during the year 11 p.m. are provided by Kirksey
include: History of Greer, Cash bar and table reser- Amusements. Ticket op-
Public Safety, Human Ser- vations are available. tions include a single ride
vices, Local Government, For more information, ticket for each ride or an
Economic Development, visit, unlimited wristband for
Education, Quality of Life, call 848-7212 or email $15. In addition, entre-
Media, and State Govern- preneurs showcase their
ment. wide variety of products
For more informa- SOUTHERN HILLS while beauty pageant con-
tion, visit https://greer- LAVENDER 2017 UPICK testants, boy scouts and The 2017 Upick Season others raise awareness of
ship-greer/. at Southern Hills Lavender their causes.
is May 12 to June 17. Parking and admission
TAYLORS EXPANDS Register for Upick days is free to the public. For
FARMERS MARKET at www.southernhillslav- more information, visit
The weekly outdoor May 12, 13, https://www.mayfest-
Farmers Market will run 19, 20, 26, 27 and June 2,
from 4-8 p.m. May 11 3, 9, 10, 16, 17.
through August 24 and Cost is $4 per person STAMP OUT HUNGER
feature food, farm and with children seven and SATURDAY, MAY 13
maker product vendors under free. Join local nonprofits for
as well as music and food Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 Stamp Out Hunger, the
trucks just outside of p.m. largest single-day food
Dock No. 3 at the Taylors Upick days include drive in the nation.
Mill. tours, talks, food trucks, Just fill a grocery bag
The next festivals at the shopping and kids activi- (or two) with healthy, non-
Farmers Market are the ties. perishable food items in
Summer Harvest Festival Classes are also avail- non-breakable containers
from 4-8 p.m. on August able: Lavender 101, Craft- and set the food by your
31 and the Taylows Mill ing with Lavender, Eating mailbox that morning.
Fall Festival from 2-7 p.m. Lavender, Mommy and Me. Items will be collected
on October 22. Sign up for Plein Air Day. throughout the day and Donate and receive this car decal to proudly display your support.
On festival days, there Book a group or photog- delivered to three Greer
will be additional indoor raphy session. Non-Profits: Greer Relief,
and outdoor vendor spac- Bring donated items to Greer Community Minis- Designate GOLF on all donations.
es available along with a support Greer Relief or tries, & Daily Bread Minis- Donate at
range of family and sea- volunteer and get a free tries.
sonal entertainment. bundle. This event will occur Mail it in: P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC, 29652
he vendor application Southern Hills Lavender rain or shine, so please Bring it by: 738 S. Line St. EXT., Greer
for these events is avail- is located at 2132 Edwards tie bags to protect against
able now through the Lake Rd, Greer. rain if necessary.
Taylors Farmers Market
at http://taylorsfarmers. MAYFEST RETURNS
market/vendors. ON MAY 13
Mayfest, an annual festi-
BR LIONS CLUB val by the Town of Duncan
AT NEW VENUE and Poplar Springs Baptist
The Blue Ridge Lions Church, is taking place
Clubs monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
is going to take place at Saturday, May 13, at the
6:30 p.m. on May 11 at Spartanburg Community
Lake Robinson Park Large College, Tyger River Cam-
Shelter for the purpose of pus.
enlarging the club and re- This years festival fea-
ceiving new members. tures a competitive 5K
Anyone interested in be- Run and Fun Run, Food
coming a Lion or learning Trucks, Vendors, Rides/
more about what the Li- Amusements, Live Bands,
ons do should attend this Golf Tournament, Car
event. Show, Touch-A-Truck,
Hamburgers and hot Mayfest Idol, and many
dogs will be provided at community/public service
no cost to those who RSVP demonstrations.
by or before May 8. Following the third an-
The new Blue Ridge Li- nual Golf Tournament at
ons Club will be celebrat- 1 p.m. on Friday, May 12,
ing its first anniversary at River Falls, the Mayfest
soon and would like to 5K is the official start of
have new members join the festival day at 8 a.m.
their June celebration. The 5K attracts every

Happy 90th Birthday Mom

and a Happy Mothers Day.
Theres not a day that goes by
that I dont think about you and miss you.
309 Northview Drive Greer I have a lifetime of memories of you and will cherish them forever.
Love your daughter, Diane

GATE program to expand with Duke donation

BY KAELYN CASHMAN science teachers here in the chance to pursue my
STAFF WRITER South Carolina, and we passion and my purpose.
want to be a part of the Four of her seventh
The Duke Energy Foun- solution, Ghartey-Tagoe grade studentsAlyssa
dation presented the said. Gillman, Michael Huff,
Public Education Partners GATE is the first dis- Amber Luequi and Jose
(PEP) with a $109,000 trict-based, job-embedded Gonzalezjoined the pre-
grant to expand the Green- alternative certification sentation.
ville Alternative Teacher program in South Caro- I love my kids more
Education (GATE) program lina, according to www. than anything; thats why
on Tuesday. Im here, Zander said.
Programs that foster Our children are the Im here for them. Im
a growing interest in the future leaders of our here to help them reach
STEM (science, technolo- communities, and it is their potential. Im here
gy, engineering and math) imperative that we con- to help them learn and
fields help our commu- tribute to their success, grow.
nities continue to grow Ghartey-Tagoe said. The support is every-
and produce skilled work- Rebecca Zander, a sev- thing to a first-year teach-
ers who will bring new enth grade GATE science er, Zander said of PEP.
ideas and innovations to teacher, is finishing her Its amazing how much
our office, said Kodwo first year at Greer Middle support I get from every-
Ghartey-Tagoe, Duke En- School. one around me. That is
ergys state president in My passion is teaching the only reason I have sur-
South Carolina. KAELYN CASHMAN | THE GREER CITIZEN science, Zander said. Be- vived this year.
The GATE program, ing a product of Greenville PEP is Greenvilles only
which is approaching Rebecca Zander (left to right), seventh grade science GATE teacher at Greer Middle School; County Schools, I grew up independent non-profit
the end of its inaugural Amber Luequi; Alyssa Gillman; Michael Huff; Jose Gonzalez; Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, State in Greer; I graduated high solely dedicated to invest-
school year, is designed President of Duke Energy in South Carolina and Dr. W. Ansel Sanders, President and CEO school from Riverside; ing in and improving pub-
to increase the number of Public Education Partners celebrated the $109,000 grant on Tuesday morning. I didnt want to go any- lic education. For more
of qualified math and sci- where else in the state. I information on GATE and
ence teachers in Greenville wanted to stay in Green- other PEP initiatives, call
County middle level and sands of students across Duke Energy GATE fel- high school classrooms ville County if I was going 233-4137 or visitwww.
secondary schools. our district, said Dr. W. lowships for 15 incoming across the district, Sand- to be a teacher.
These are teachers who Ansel Sanders, President GATE teachers to begin ers said. This program has given
will bring learning to life and CEO of PEP. teaching this fall in math We know there is a crit- me that opportunity, she | 877-2076
for thousands upon thou- The grant will establish and science in middle and ical storage of math and continued. Its giving me

New health initiative aims to fund local grants

Project is tent is May 15.
Following evaluation of
develop a grant-making
initiative that would serve
health system received
from 1947 through 1997.
for the past three years.
GHS total quantifiable
and physician offices,
Stevens said. GHS is more
the letters of intent, select the health needs of Green- The system hasnt re- community benefit for than just a hospital or a
Healthy organizations will be invit-
ed to submit a full applica-
ville County.
Moving forward, the
ceived any county tax dol-
lars since 1998.
just fiscal year 2016 was
$412.8 million, which also
health system. GHS and
the Greenville Health Au-

Greenville tion for funding.

Funding will be awarded
GHA grants committee
will work with external ex-
The $80 million reinvest-
ment is in addition to the
reflects GHS work in the
community and with its
thority are resources for
our community in sick-
to those applicants who perts each year to review support Greenville Health partners, including free ness and in health, and we
2036 best meet Healthy Green-
villes criteria, demon-
applicants and make final
System already provides
the community. GHS hos-
health screenings and ex-
tensive outreach.
hope this community rein-
vestment will be the cat-
BY KAELYN CASHMAN strate a track record of To succeed, grant recip- pitals serve as vital safety Were proud of the work alyst that transforms the
STAFF WRITER success with previous ients must show demon- nets for the entire region, done at GHS and how it health of our community
projects or programs and strable improvement. with the cost of that un- meets the mission to serve and makes us all heathier
The Greenville Health are able to articulate how Progress will be mea- compensated care averag- the community both in- not just in 20 years but
Authority (GHA) Board is their project will move sured through the County ing $170 million annually side and outside hospitals for generations to come.
working to launch Healthy Greenville County toward Health Rankings, a proj-
Greenville 2036, a plan the vision of being the ect of the Robert Wood
to reinvest $80 million healthiest county in Amer- Johnson Foundation that
into health-targeted local ica by 2036. tracks the health of resi-
grants over the next 20 Collaborative, dents in all U.S. counties
years. cross-functional multi- (countyhealthrankings.
The project will fund ap- year projects are encour- org).
proximately $4 million in aged. While Greenville Coun-
grants each year for target- Our goal is have proj- ty is fortunate to have a
ed projects into health-re- ects funded by Septem- number of philanthropic
lated care, research and ber, Stevens said. We organizations investing
education that improves recognize that the applica- in local nonprofit orga-
the health of Greenville tion timeframe is tight in nizations, requests from
County residents. this first year, but it was grantees far surpass what
vital we invest the need- funders are able to give,
By working ed time on the front end said Katy Smith, executive
to ensure we developed a director of the Greenville
together and good process that would Partnership for Philan-
be transparent, fair and thropy. The new annual
thinking outside the lead to truly impactful investment of grant dol-
grants. Weve carefully lars from Healthy Green-
box, we can better outlined our requirements ville 2036 will be the
and expectations; now its third largest in Greenville
address issues time for the community to County, behind only the
take the ball and run with United Way of Green-
before they become it. ville County and Holling-

To be eligible to receive
a grant, an organization
must be one of the fol-
sworth Funds.We have a
number of health issues
in Greenville County that
Happy 19th Birthday
lowing: a non-profit with can be impacted with sig-
Lisa Stevens 501(c)3 tax-exempt sta- nificant and, importantly,
Chair, Greenville Health Authority tus, a healthcare provider sustained philanthropic

I couldnt be a happier Dad.

regardless of affiliation, support, but even more
Last month, board trust- academic institution, co- critically with a full strate-
ees gave final approval to alitions or collaboratives gic commitment to policy
guidelines for its Healthy
Greenville 2036 project.
and/or government agen-
and systems changes in
partnership with a variety
We dont want to tackle Programs must direct- of organizations. I look
any one disease so much ly benefit residents of forward to where Healthy
as we want to fund proj- Greenville County through Greenville 2036 will take
ects that offer solutions health-related care, re- our community.
to the root problems that search or education initia- The Greenville Health
give rise to those diseas- tives. Authority Board of Trust-
es, said Lisa Stevens, the The minimum grant will ees is the new operating
GHA chair. By working be $250,000 per year, with name for what was previ-
together and thinking out- multi-year collaborative ously named the Green-
side the box, we can better projects encouraged. ville Health System (GHS)
address issues before they For details about the Board of Trustees. The
become problems. initiative and how to ap- name changed as part of
The four areas to be tar- ply, visit a governance shift, which
geted include access to greenville2036. moved the health system
health care, mental health,
healthy eating/exercise as
from a public, not-for-
profit entity to a private, Happy that we met
a prevention for many dis- Task Force included GHA not-for-profit entity.
eases and also social de-
terminants, the social and
trustees, community
leaders and academic ex-
As part of the transition,
the health system volun- 22 Years
economic factors that im- perts. The group, which teered to establish the in-
pact the health of a com-
munity. These areas were
spent more than 400 col-
lective man hours on the
novative grants program
as a way to return to the Love You Always!
chosen because they were project, consulted with community an amount
identified as top concerns stakeholders in the com- equal to the $80 million
in the 2016 Community munity and experts to in tax-payer support the
Health Needs Assessment.
We want to take advan-
tage of this unique long-
term investment opportu- Annual Water Report Notice
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ville 2036 initiative is one January 1 December 31, 2016
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correo a su casa.
The Greer Citizen


Pass the cottage cheese

brand new study, released by Har- a deal on two, massive bags of giant feel calling your name in the Starbucks
vard researchers, is proclaiming that shrimp (I mean, giant. I mean, you that cunningly greets you as soon as you
giving up gluten, if you dont have to SAYING could put one in the passenger seat and enter the grocery store? The one thats
for intestinal illnesses, isnt a very good make it through the carpool lane) was anywhere from 470 to 510 calories in
idea because gluten helps protect our shattered when I pointed out that these the smaller, Grande size? Go ahead and
hearts. PAM STONE fresh frozen, easy-to-peel behemoths indulge, just be aware that you will have
And a Boston University study found are washed in a saline solution to pre- to walk 4 mph for 90 minutes to burn
that excess sugar, especially the fructose serve them before being packaged and off 500 calories. So you might want to
in sugary drinks -- might damage your for a gluten free bun with your Arbys shipped, and have a tremendous amount choose a parking spot quite far from the
brain. Researchers found that people Smokehouse pork belly sandwich and of sodium, so not such a healthy choice. grocery store. Like, Murrells Inlet.
who drink sugary beverages frequently scraping the salt off the side order of Since Paul is no longer speaking to me, 3. I dont know why they put pudding
are more likely to have poorer memo- fries, all the while wondering why the I shall turn my attention to you, instead, at salad bars either, just acknowledge it
ry, smaller overall brain volume, and a scale seems to be stuck at a weight and give you my list of never fail dietary and move on.
significantly smaller hippocampus. A normally reserved for prize winning guidelines: 4. If you refer to it as Mountain Dew
follow-up study found that people who livestock at a 4-H competition. 1. Never eat anything bigger than your Dew, that seems to help with the crav-
drank diet soda daily were almost three On the bright side, at least you didnt head. Thats rule number one. Youd ing.
times as likely to develop stroke and have to be clipped and flea dipped. think this would be pretty common 5. And finally, I know this could get
dementia when compared to those who Your Aunty Pam feels your pain and sense, but each street fair I attend, there me chased out of town with torches, but
did not. commiserates with the confusion, but are people happily chowing down on theres a reason its called sweet tea.
Finally, a study just released by while its easy to just throw up your funnel cakes the size of a satellite dish. Im not saying no one should have it,
Experimental Biology 2017 followed hands and wail, Then forget it! Im going I know theyre wonderful. I do, and its but might there be a way to brew it so
more than 2,600 men and women for 16 to eat what I want because everythings desperately hard to pass them by, so try its not quite as so sweet my teeth are
years found that consuming less sodium going to kill me, anyway, Dont. At least taping a photo on your fridge of a funnel bleeding, tea? My receding gums will
wasnt associated with lower blood not yet. cake next to those unairbrushed photos thank you.
pressure. The study adds to growing Its time someone put forth a short list of Kim Kardashians you-know-what Or, we can just toss all of this and
evidence that current recommendations of helpful rules that are guaranteed to in that thong from her recent Mexican eat whatever we want and be happy.
for limiting sodium intake may be mis- assist you on the way to good health. vacation, and youll see theyre both We might not be very healthy, but no
guided. That person is me. And the person actually the same size. As well as inflict fear, as long as we all have good health
So there you are, trying to lose weight who is furious with me, presently, is the same damage. insur never mind.
by drinking that diet Coke after asking Paul, whose joy after bringing home 2. You know that Frappuccino you Pass the cottage cheese, please.


Tube Dude? Staff reporter

Q: Where is Tube Dude?

Special days
A: This may sound like a silly

question considering our citys certain feeling of excite-
giant, yellow, lounging Tube ment precedes special
Dude has been reproducing occasions.
at an alarming rate as of late. With the fresh growth of
And, as of Tuesday afternoon, spring comes Mothers Day,
we can report that he is safely graduations, festivals and
reclining on the mulch in front outdoor events such as picnics,
of City Hall. farmers markets and more.
But the big yellow smiley face These activities invite fami-
isnt the Tube Dude our reader lies and friends to interact.
is inquiring about. Food, rides and music bring
communities together for a
Could this Tube Dude time of fun and relaxation in
the midst of the busy-ness of
have been stolen? Could everyday life.
A time of celebration gives us
it have become self- occasion to recognize accom-
plishments and people.

aware and decided to Sometimes, we get caught
GUEST EDITORIAL up in a cycle of sleep, eat and
walk off? Where did it work with little change to add

Roads bill takes strange

much-needed variety.
go? But special functions serve
an important role of rest, fel-
Last week, the City of Greer lowship and recognition.

route to achieve little

installed eight much smaller We often need regular
dudes at popular town hang- reminders of what has been
outs. As diligent Greer Citizen accomplished, what or who is
reporters, we decided to track important and what remains to
them all down to keep you, the be done.
reader, as informed as possible. A flurry of activity and con-
Our journey took us around The South Carolina Senates plan to fund Why raise prices at the pump just versation spread the word.
City Park, Century Park and statewide road repair is a convoluted scheme When the day arrives, people
down Trade Street. We saw the that appears more like a pacifier than a real to pay the profits back? This was begin to arrive with spouses,
dude outside the fire station road funding bill. children, significant others,
and the dude hanging out at On Thursday, the Senate voted 30-9 to move supposed to be an effort to raise extended family and friends.
the police station. We found forward its version of a long-term plan to fund Following the build-up and
them all! South Carolinas crumbling roads. money to fix our dangerous roads. execution, a tired contentment
But the next day, one was It would increase fuel user fees by 12 cents often reigns.
missing! Could it be? Could this per gallon, double the vehicle sales tax cap to Instead the Senate is playing a shell In the Old Testament of the
Tube Dude have been stolen? $600, expand tax credits to low-income families Bible, the Israelites had many
Could it have become self- and married couples filing jointly, increase tui- game to fund a bunch of stuff that different festivals to remember
aware and decided to walk off? tion tax credits for college students, cut proper- who God is and what He has
Where did it go? ty taxes to businesses and allow residents to file has nothing to do with roadsThe done.
The answer wasnt nearly for a rebate for extra taxes paid at the pump. After Jesus came to earth,
as interesting as the question. Once fully phased in, it would raise barely House Bill would increase user fees baptisms and the Lords Sup-
This particular dude wasnt what is needed to keep up with projected re- per were established.
bolted down tightly enough pairs. at the pump by 10 cents, increase In each case, Jesus left us an
and he went to visit the shop Its illogical, said House Majority Leader example to follow in order to
for repairs. By the time youre Gary Simrill, R-Rock Hill. The point of this bill the vehicle sales tax cap to $500 and demonstrate publicly our faith
reading this, the sitting Tube is to fix the roads. in Christ and to remember His
Dude at City Parks entrance We agree, why raise prices at the pump just raises vehicle registration fees. death for our sins.
has returned and is back to to pay the profits back? This was supposed to Jesus came to John to be
waving at anyone who will be an effort to raise money to fix our dangerous baptized.
wave back. roads. Instead the Senate is playing a shell game Senates plan heads back to conference commit- Matthew 3:16-17 says, And
But rest assured, readers. to fund a bunch of stuff that has nothing to do tee. when Jesus was baptized, im-
We will look after these Tube with roads. We need a bill that provides enough funds to mediately he went up from the
Dudes. These are important By comparison, the House Bill would increase repair and rebuild our most dangerous roads water, and behold, the heavens
citizens of Greer now. user fees at the pump by 10 cents, increase the and bridges. It must provide long-term, ongo- were opened to him, and he
vehicle sales tax cap to $500 and raises vehicle ing funds that focus on improving our roads so saw the Spirit of God descend-
registration fees. that businesses that invest in South Carolina ing like a dove and coming
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | The South Carolina Alliance to Fix our Roads,
a lobbying group that has been pushing for any
are willing to come here and stay here. It also
should capitalize on the 30 percent of highway
to rest on him; and behold, a
voice from heaven said, This is
legislation that advances road funding is prais- users that come from out of state to buy gas at my beloved Son, with whom I
Submission guidelines ing the Senates action.
Finally. Its been three years of debate, and
South Carolina gas stations.
Finally, anything that comes out of this sea-
am well pleased.
Matthew 26:26-28 says, Now
we are now one step closer to safer, more ef- sons legislative session must be sensitive to as they were eating, Jesus took

he Greer Citizen accepts Let- ficient roads, said SCFOR President Bill Ross. Gov. Henry McMasters vow to kill an increase bread, and after blessing it
ters to the Editor. Letters We commend the House and Senate for mak- to the fuel user fee. broke it and gave it to the dis-
should be 125 words or less ing this issue a legislative priority and passing a The Senates complicated formula for tax ciples, and said, Take, eat; this
and include a name and a phone plan with bipartisan support. increases and tax refunds appear to appeal to is my body. And he took a cup,
number for verification. Weve supported the alliances stance in the McMaster, but lawmakers should understand and when he had given thanks
The Greer Citizen reserves the past, and we share their enthusiasm, to an ex- that it is the voters to whom they answer, not he gave it to them, saying,
right to edit any content. tent, but we encourage legislators to work with- McMaster. Drink of it, all of you, for this
Letters to the Editor can be in the time left to polish this bill so that it actu- is my blood of the covenant,
mailed to 317 Trade St., Greer ally accomplishes real road improvements. This guest editorial was written and published by The Gazette in Goose Creek. which is poured out for many
29651. These half measures must be bolstered as the for the forgiveness of sins.

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Church Potential Church honors first responders

News As part of first year doing this, but
we are probably going to
Tyger River Cross Fit, Mid-
way Auto Parts, and Fas-

APALACHE BAPTIST Day of Prayer do this every year.

As people gathered to-
tenal. Each guest was also
able to enter to win a door
GOLDEN HEARTS EVENTS gether around the coun- prize from Greer Country
On May 15-18 the Golden BY KATIE CRUICE SMITH try to pray for our gov- Club, Fastenal, Bi-Lo, John-
Hearts of Apalache Baptist FOR THE GREER CITIZEN ernment, leaders, and sons Ace Hardware/Yeti,
Church will be going to Pi- first responders, Poten- Smith & James, the Clock
geon Forge, Tennessee, for As part of the National tial Church decided to Restaurant of Lyman, Fire-
four days and three nights. Day of Prayer on Thursday, include a free lunch and house Subs, Hotdog Caf,
The group plans to attend May 4, Potential Church some giveaways with their Chick-fil-A, Famous Name
the show Country Tonite hosted its first Lunch for prayer service. Brand Shoes, City Range,
in Piegon Forge and also Heroes to honor first re- Volunteers from the and many more. The
the show Jesus in Gat- sponders, teachers, and church served fresh bar- grand prize was a stay at
linburg as well as taking principals from Lyman, becue at tables that were the Double Tree Hotel of
in other sights/activities Duncan and Wellford. sponsored by Bi-Lo, The Charleston, complete with
in both Pigeon Forge and We know theyre busy, Partners Real Estate dinner vouchers and a car-
Gatlinburg. but we wanted to do some- Group, First Citizens Bank, riage ride. PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN
On May 25, the ABC se- thing to show we appre- Thompsons Wrecker, The church anticipated
niors are eating out their ciate them, said Pastor Gillespie Marble & Monu- around 100 to 120 people Potential Church served local first-responders last
evening meal at Charlies Lance Martin. This is our ments, Upstate Furniture, attended the event. Thursday during the National Day of Prayer.
Barbeque in Pelham at 6

Springwell will
Three Rivers Baptist
Association will hold a

host Allstar
Golf Tournament, spon-
sored by Clearview Baptist
Church, on Saturday, May
20, at Paris Mountain Golf
Course. Shotgun start is 8
All proceeds benefit the
Disaster Relief Ministry of
Sports Camp
For more information or BY KATIE CRUICE SMITH Our purpose is
to register, visit threeriv- FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
ersba.orgor call 834-9635. to love people by
Registration is opening
PLEASANT HILL TO HOLD on May 14 for Springwell giving them a safe
BBQ FUNDRAISER Churchs fifth annual
Pleasant Hill Baptist Allstar Sports Camp to place to send their
will host its 14th annual be held June 11-15 from
BBQ to benefit Operation 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The children.
Christmas Child shoebox- camp is for kids ages five
es on Saturday, May 20, at PHOTO | SUBMITTED through fifth grade.
5 p.m. The event, which is free David Pearson
New River Gospel Blue- Kris Hamacek was recognized for her seven years of service at Calvary Christian in Greer. to the public, offers kids Family and operations pastor,
grass Band will perform. the chance to participate Springwell
The church is located in soccer, baseball, cheer-

Calvary Christian School

at 4899 Jordan Road in leading, basketball, and The theme this year is
Greer. non-sports activities. The Hall of Fame, with a fo-
non-sports activities in- cus on building the char-
TRBA WILL HOST SENIOR clude cooking, crafting, acter trait of humility.

teacher receives award

ADULT REVIVAL pottery, and origami. Each day, the kids will see
Three Rivers Baptist As- This is such a cool op- portions of a play, where
sociation will host a Senior portunity for us to serve the main character thinks
Adult Revival May 22-24. the community, said Da- he wants to be in the
Gary Hollingsworth, Ex- BY KATIE CRUICE SMITH oversees the schools Face- school now because of her vid Pearson, who is the Hall of Fame but instead
ecutive Director-Treasur- FOR THE GREER CITIZEN book page, website, and class. Family and Operations learns a valuable lesson
er for the South Carolina advertising. She also subs Hamaceks children Pastor for the church. about humility. All of the
Baptist Convention, will When Kris Hamacek was for other teachers and have all benefited from Our purpose is to love kids will also be receiving
be the speaker on Monday, laid off from her job as a works in the daycare. Hamaceks hard work and people by giving them a trading cards that they
May 22, from 10-11:30 designer in the textile in- I came to the school diligence in seeing her safe place to send their can trade with each other
a.m. at Greer First Baptist. dustry about eight years and asked if there was children receive a Chris- children. Its all about each night.
Will Snipes, educator ago, she never imagined some way to help with the tian education. Her son, serving others. We have a great team
and youth speaker, will be how her career and life cost of tuition, and now I Jaron, graduated from Each night, kids will of volunteers, said Pear-
the guest on Tuesday, May would change. teach all grades, said Ha- Calvary and is now serving join together for a time of son. And the entire staff
23, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Struggling to make ends macek. My main goal is in the Marine Corps. Her worship and then spend of Springwell is involved
Reedy River Baptist. meet and determined to to love the children and daughter, Sarah, is getting the evening with coaches in preparing for the event.
The event will wrap up keep her children at Cal- show them Gods love. ready to graduate. And from area schools, who We write everything our-
with Ron Jackson, found- vary Christian School in According to Lemley, her daughter, Nikki, is cur- are volunteering to help selvesincluding the
er of Parsons Pantry, on Greer, Hamacek went to Hamacek has gone above rently a freshman. the kids learn some new sports manuals and the
Wednesday, May 24, from the school to find a way and beyond in that goal. As part of her award, techniques. Last year, the scripts. And we use multi-
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. at Lo- she could work out tui- She reminds you to stay Hamacek received a gift church saw about 300 kids media to communicate the
cust Hill Baptist. tion. positive and keeps the certificate to Dickeys Bar- attend the event, with 100 message.
Special choirs each day Now, almost seven years kids interested in learn- beque Pit, and the school volunteers helping. Preregistration is en-
will be lead by Jim Carey, later, Hamacek has been ing, said Lemley, whose of 65 students received People who are not into couraged and can be done
of Lyman First Baptist. chosen by Magic 98.9 son, Jesse Yearta, is in sec- passes to Big Air Tram- church at all but who are online at www.sprin-
as Mays Teacher Who ond grade at the school. poline Park and Sesame into sports come to be a or by calling the
SUMMER CAMP Makes Magic. My son loves coming to Street Live. part of it, said Pearson. church office at 268-2299.
AT ABNER CREEK She is the sweetest,
Abner Creek Baptist most compassionate per-

6th Annual
Church has opened regis- son, said Amanda Lem-
tration for its annual sum- ley, who nominated Ha-
mer Drama Camp. Camp macek for the award. She
will be held June 5-9 from has helped me through
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily.
Registration is required
some hard times, and she
always focuses on the Camp Oneal
Family Farm Show
prior to May 14 and space Lord.
is limited. Hamacek, who earned
Register online at her degree in design and
thecreekgreer.churchcen- or at www.
fine arts, is the schools
art teacher and office ad- May 13, 2017 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
3723 Hwy 101 N. Greer SC (Oneal Community) ministrator, and she also

Public Parking $5.00 Admission Free

Special Exhibits by Palmetto Upstate Chapter
(American Truck Historical Society)
Antique Trucks Kid Zone
Arts & Crafts Parade of Power
Food (including Breakfast) Raffle Drawings
Hayride Singing (all day)
Homemade Ice Cream Tractors & Farm Antiques
We welcome the Church of God Home for Children to this years Camp Oneal
Family Farm Show. A portion of this years proceeds will support this ministry
that helps meet the needs of children in the state of South Carolina, providing love
and a Christian home environment. We believe every child deserves love!
Dave Ramseys Recommended Investing
Professionals since 2001.
Saturday music will be provided by Chosen, The Grissops and The Swansons.
Dave Ramsey & the Dave Ramsey SVP program is not affiliated or sponsored by LPL Financial
304 N. Main St. Greer SC 29650
Friday May 12 at 7:00 PM.
A love offering will be collected to help a family in need.

Friday evening music will be provided by Echoes of Mercy,

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC

The Atkins Family and the Off Duty Bluegrass Band

Green Citizen Ad-3.2x4_11.1.indd 1 12/5/16 10:48 PM Our food court will be selling BBQ, hot dogs, chips, drinks and more.
*No alcoholic beverages allowed on property. *Not responsible for accidents or injuries.
For more information call: Pastor:
Greg & Earline Pittman Tim McConnell
864-303-4368 OR 864-895-2142

Sponsored by Oneal Church of God Ministries


The Greer
Weekend Outlook
Cloudy and Cool Weekend
We expect partly sunny skies and cool weather 69/53 Iso. showers
71/49 Sunny
this weekend with highs in the low to mid 70s
on both Saturday and Sunday. A cold front on
Friday will bring rain and a few storms Friday
and a wet, cool start to the weekend. We will
see sunshine return for Sunday, but we expect 71/55 Iso. showers
to see clouds and possibly a few showers 73/51 Sunny
remaining on Saturday.
Dog Pageant
74/57 Iso. showers
77/53 Sunny
Where: Riverside High

Date: Saturday, May 13

9-11 a.m.
Temps: Mostly cloudy, showers and cool.

76/59 Iso. showers
62 to 72. 79/55 Sunny

Greer Mayor Rick Danner presented plaques to bus driver David Scott, Zachary Pearce,
Donald Thomus and Kyle Underwood, who each took action during the bus accident on
Hwy 101 on April 26. A bus carrying 20 Greer students caught fire, and Scott evacuated 69/53 ISO 71/49 SUN
the students while the other three helped to put out the fire. Four students suffered 68/48 ISO 70/50 SUN
77/59 ISO 79/61 SUN
minor injuries in the crash. 80/61 ISO 81/63 ISO
75/55 ISO 81/58 SUN
74/53 ISO 77/56 SUN

78/57 ISO 81/60 SUN

MURDER: Two charged 72/52 PS 75/53 SUN

May 18 May 25 June 1 June 9

Wednesday Thursday Friday 78

FROM PAGE ONE access to the informa- 88 86 75 55
Dorothy Downs tion he referenced in his 61 63 63
press conference, Turner 0.88
Dorothy Gale Edwards FIGHT CLUBS said. It may allow us to Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 21.25
Downs, 69, passed away During the press confer- inform our community, 74 77 82 81 +4.61
May 8, 2017. ence on Tuesday, Wright which is where this event 57 53 55 59 6:29 AM
A native of Greer, daugh- said the sheriffs depart- occurred. 8:22 PM
ter of the late Frances Ger- ment has been made Lt. Kevin Bobo clarified
trude Oliver Edwards, she aware of fight clubs pos- the sheriffs comments
was a former employee sibly taking place in the on fight clubs, saying this
of Springs Industries and District Five area. particular incident was
a member of Springwell Dont think that were not of that origin.
Church. not trying to monitor so- Our investigation
Surviving are a broth- cial media to try to find shows this incident
er, Rev. Carroll Edwards out where these (fight stemmed from a dispute

Greer native serving on

(Tabatha) of Woodruff; clubs) are and put charges that occurred earlier
a nephew, Jonathan Ed- on whoever we need to. last week, both sides of
wards; and a niece, Kens- These fight clubs are off the dispute met at inci-
ley Edwards. limits, he said. dent location Friday in
She was predeceased by Im asking the school an attempt to resolve the
a daughter, Debra Fran-
ces Edwards, a son, Roger
Neil Edwards and a grand-
daughter, Brittany Renee
districts to start looking
into (possible fight clubs)
and start helping us with
that. A lot of people are
matter, but that attempt
failed when guns were
brought out and used,
Bobo said. This tragic in-
mine hunting Navy team
Edwards. getting hurt for no rea- cident doesnt need to be BY THEODORE QUINTANA ry mission is to provide ing to better themselves
Funeral services will son. confused with other inci- FOR THE GREER CITIZEN combat-ready helicopters and the squadron as a
be held 11 a.m. Saturday, District Five Superin- dents where young people for airborne mine counter- whole, and their tireless
May 13, 2017 at The Wood tendent Scott Turner said meet to fight for sport or A 1999 Greer High measures using a magnet- pursuit of perfection is
Mortuary. Burial will fol- he was not aware of fight entertainment value, mon- School graduate and ic minesweeping sled. The the lifeblood of our orga-
low in Hillcrest Memorial clubs in the area, but said ey may be involved, and Greer native is now part MH-53E helicopter tows nization.
Gardens. he would be willing to the incident is filmed by of an elite Navy helicopter this sled while patrolling This squadron can do
Visitation will be held work with police on the someone so that it can be squadron with the mission foreign and domestic wa- anything with the oldest
7-8:30 p.m. Friday, May matter. posted on a social media of hunting and destroying ters to locate and eradi- aircraft in the fleet, Fras-
12, 2017. While we are not aware platform. enemy mines in waters cate sea-based mines that cona-Cochran said.
Online condolences of what the Sheriff calls around the world. would damage watercraft. The Sailors assigned to
may be made at www.the- a fight club, we certainly | 877-2076 James Frascona-Cochran In doing so, the helicop- HM-15 support rotating
woodmortuary. would be eager to have is serving with the He- ters crew is able to map 24-hour operations. Jobs
licopter Mine Counter- out safe sea-lanes for trav- are highly specialized and
measures Squadron (HM) el. Adding speed and range designed to keep each

LYMAN: Moves town election date

15, known as the Black- to their operations, MH- part of the squadron run-
hawks, which operates 53E crews also conduct ning smoothly. Wheth-
out of Norfolk. airborne mine counter- er training new aviators,
Frascona-Cochran works measures. The MH-53E is maintaining airframes and
FROM PAGE ONE mind at the last presenta- ing $95,964 from the Hos- as an aviation electron- capable of flying over the engines, processing pa-
tion for a couple reasons. pitality Fund to pay a por- ics technician, which is horizon at speeds greater perwork, or handling and
years, which are encum- One, we are the only mu- tion of the $479,820 TAP responsible for trouble- than 170 mph. flying the aircraft, Frasco-
bered by presidential elec- nicipality in his zone now grant being requested. shooting and repairing People are the most na-Cochran said the key to
tions, statewide elections, that hasnt agreed to do Council also unanimous- equipment and employing critical element of HM-15s the squadrons success is
countywide elections, that. The ability to get on ly approved the first read- the latest test equipment ability to maintain a com- teamwork.
elections that have special kind of a common munic- ing of an ordinance for a and procedures. bat-ready posture capable Being able to put on the
purpose districts in them, ipality election day proba- bond of $841,000 to ac- I like having the oppor- of deploying anywhere in cloth of my country means
constitutional amend- bly will eventually help us quire Duncans sewer sys- tunity to work on different the world in 72 hours, Im doing more than I
ments and so forth. get better turnout, and its tem. avionic platforms, Fras- said Cmdr. Bernard V. would be doing if I wasnt
Four other municipal- easier apparently on his In addition, council cona-Cochran Maysaid.
10, 2017 - The Greer
Spozio. Citizen
These sailors are in the Navy, Frascona-Co-
ities have already voted staff. unanimously approved The squadrons prima- always advancing; work- chran said.
to move their municipal Personally, I think it the allocation of $17,500
elections with Inman, would be easier, said to the Appalachian Coun-
Cowpens and Chesnee Mayor Pro Tempore Larry cil of Governments for the
extending terms to 2019
and Woodruff shortening
terms to 2017.
Larry and I have been
Chappell. Wed get more
people to the town elec-
Wyatt and Chappell are
purpose of a Comprehen-
sive Plan.
Council also unanimous-
ly approved a resolution
Spectrum helps homeowner
around for at least once, both running for the open authorizing Newman More than 25 Spectrum offer opportunities for To learn more about
if not twice, when this has mayor seat in the upcom- Fence Company to install employee volunteers re- our employees to help Spectrum Housing Assist,
come up, and I had always ing June 27 special elec- chain link fence at the built a home in Duncan on strengthen the communi- visit SpectrumHousingAs-
opposed it before because tion. recycling dumpster for May 6 for a couple who has ties in which we live and
I thought it was going to In other business, coun- $3,495 from budget sur- been a part of the town for work.
hurt turnout, said coun- cil unanimously approved plus. 45 years. Our employees are hap-
cil member Tony Wyatt. phase two of the Rails to Spectrum partners with py to join Christmas in Ac-
Henry really turned my Trails project by authoriz- | 877-2076 Christmas in Action to tion to make a long-lasting
provide critical home impact in our communi-
Mothers Day
repairs to low-income ty, Spilman continued.
homeowners. Repairs in- Spectrum Housing As- May 14, 2017

Spartanburg man receives

clude demolishing a rot- sist has been implemented
ting wheelchair ramp, nationally for 2017, across
constructing a new one, the companys 41-state
installing a handicap bath- service area. Since its in-

40-year prison sentence

tub and building railings ception, the program has
for their carport steps. helped improve more than
At Spectrum, we know 8,886 homes.
the importance of a safe The Charter Commu-
and healthy home, said nications, Inc. national
M rs.. M.L.
A Spartanburg man re- on Feb. 11 in connection Mark Spilman, area vice philanthropic initiative,
ceived a 40-year prison to the armed robbery and president of operations Spectrum Housing As- Mrs M.L.
sentence today for shoot- kidnapping of the local for Spectrum. Spectrum sist, focuses on safe and (M
(Maggie)) T
aggie Terry
ing a local woman to death teens at a South Church Housing Assist was cre- healthy homes and seeks
and robbing two local Street location. ated to improve the live- to improve 25,000 homes Mother, you dont
Mother, before have
I was born
teens at gunpoint. After his arrest, Jeter lihoods of residents and by the year 2020.
to endure no moreto grief,
Your prayers ascended heaven.
Akello C. Jeter, 21, admitted to shooting Hunt You heartaches,
completely depended on God
pleaded guilty earlier to- to death. A ballistics test
or pain
To nurture the life you were given.
when 20 months ago
day to murder, 2 counts conducted on a .40 Glock OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, 2-4 PM God called you home
of possession of a weapon handgun used during the Mother, when you heard
during a violent crime, 2 robbery was connected to 28 Chestnut Springs Ct. Greer from labor
my firsttocry
counts of armed robbery a bullet casing found near There was no doubt
and 2 counts of kidnap- Hunts body. Investigators Accepting your
I captured yourtransition
ping. Akello C. Jeter also learned that Jeter from a
Our bond has never world
been broken
Jeter shot Autumn R. sold Hunts cell telephone of perilous
It was timeslove
deep, passionate
Hunt, 19, to death on Feb. ter that led them to the after the homicide. to yourfrom heavenly
the start. home
3, 2016. secluded grassy field in It was a brutal killing, to rest in the arms
Hunts father report- the Arkwright communi- Solicitor Barry Barnette of Jesus
Mother, youve Christ
ed her missing on Feb. 4, ty where Hunts body was said. Akello Jeter took the and leaving
to heavenme behind
2016 and her Jeep Liberty discovered during the eve- life of an intelligent young Theisangels
yet are
so whispering
was recovered 4 days in ning of Feb. 11, 2016. woman who had a bright one to another
the parking lot behind the Deputies used Hunts future ahead of her. Todayamong
Finding and forever
Bi-Lo Shopping Center on Facebook account along Jeter, who had no prior my admiration
much loveand love
John B. White Sr. Boule- with information obtained criminal record, will serve 5 Bed, 5.5 Baths, 3 Car Gar., Fin. BSMT, 6200 SF+, for you
None will remain
so sincere as that
vard. The passenger seat from the recovered GPS every day of Circuit Judge AC.+, Granite, Upgrades, Indoor & Outdoor FP, Library as Iofseek Heaven
My Mother.
of the vehicle was badly unit to identify Jeter as a Derham Coles prison sen- REDUCED $609,900. as my reward.
burned. Sheriffs deputies suspect in the murder. tence. He is not eligible Listing by Coldwell Banker Caine. I love and miss you,
found a GPS unit on the City police arrested for parole or early release.
roof of the shopping cen- Jeter and another person CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 864-357-6311. I loveYour
Jim you,

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Crime Virginia
Report man
(Note: All information
contained in the following
was taken directly from
the official incident reports
filed by the Greer Police
Department. All suspects
in Greer
are to be considered inno-
cent until proven guilty in
the court of law.)


James Daniel Jr., 60, NEWS PARTNER
of 405 Sunnyside Dr. in
Greer has been charged Greer police said they
with Criminal Domestic are investigating a deadly
Violence. car wreck that happened
According to the Greer early Saturday morning.
Police incident report, a Lt. Jimmy Holcombe
complainant told officers with the police depart-
that Daniel had assault- ment said the wreck took
ed her mother. The vic- place on Highway 14 at
tim, who was present at the intersection of River
the scene, was trembling BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN Rd. around 1 a.m. Two
and crying and had some cars were involved in the
bruising and abrasions
about her face, ear and Fire call wreck, according to police.
Holcombe confirmed
shoulder. A background Greer firefighters responded to a call of flames visible from a second story window at a residence near the intersection the coroner was called out
check revealed Daniel of Pelham Street and Cannon Avenue in downtown Greer Saturday night. No injuries had been reported at press time. to the scene. The coroner
had been arrested at least identified the deceased
twice on the same charge and Interfering with a Po- ton, 31, of Gaffney has on Wade Hampton Blvd. said that an intoxicated as 34-year-old Clark Alan
in the last ten years. lice Officer. been charged with Assault and watched footage of woman was behaving er- Shelton of Strasburg, Vir-
A warrant was issued According the Greer and Battery. the subject removing se- ratically in the restaurant ginia.
and Daniel was taken to Police incident report, a According to an incident curity bands from elec- and then left and got into a Coroner Park Evans said
Greer City Jail. complainant stated that report supplied by Greer tronics boxes and putting white sedan. Police found Shelton died from blunt
Brown had pushed her Police, officers went to the merchandise in his Blanton trying to leave the force trauma. He said Shel-
POSSESSION WITH INTENT and destroyed her flat- a Greer address where a pockets. After he passed parking lot. When she was ton was traveling on high-
Austin Cruz Santana, 25, screen television. When complainant alleged Rain- all points of sale with the taken from the car, her way 14 when he ran off
of 306 Greenridge Dr. in police arrived, Brown had ey-Blanton had chased, stolen items, he was en- eyes were rolling back in the right side of the road-
Moore has been charged locked himself in a bath- grabbed and sprayed him countered by police. He her head and her speech way and crossed the dou-
with Possession of Mari- room inside the victims with pepper spray. Pepper apologized for taking the was slurred. Inside her ve- ble yellow line, striking
juana with Intent to Dis- home, presumably with spray was evident both on items, which were valued hicle on the floorboard lay another vehicle that was
tribute. a switchblade knife. Ac- the complainants arm and at about $370. a 9mm handgun loaded in traveling in the opposite
According to an incident cording to the report, he shirt. He was placed under ar- a holster. On the passen- direction. He was wearing
report supplied by Greer insulted officers through A warrant was issued for rest. ger seat was a bottle of a seat belt, the coroner
Police, a patrolling offi- the door and refused to the subjects arrest. Whiskey and bottles of Al- said.
cer pulled Santana over come out of the bathroom. DUI prazolam and Oxycodone. Evans said the man
for having a brake light Finally, the doorknob was SHOPLIFTING Stacey Nicole Blanton, She was transported by was pronounced dead on
out. The officer noticed a removed and forced entry Austin Tanner, 22, of 32, of AL has been arrest- EMS to Spartanburg Re- scene upon EMS arrival.
strong scent of marijuana was made. 208 Elliot Rd. 16 in Lyman ed for DUI and Unlawful gional to be evaluated, and The manner of death has
inside the vehicle. San- He was arrested and tak- has been charged with Carrying of a Firearm. was then taken to Greer been ruled an accident.
tana admitted that there en to Greer City Jail. Shoplifting. According to the report City Jail. The collision is under in-
was marijuana in the cen- According to a Greer provided by Greer Police, vestigation by Greer Police
ter console, and a bag of ASSAULT AND BATTERY Police incident report, of- a complainant at the Waf- and the coroner's office.
the substance was found Danny Lee Rainey-Blan- ficers arrived at the Target fle House on Highway 101
weighing just over 28
He was arrested and
charged with PWID.


Joshua Keith Brown, 26,
of 9 Geer St. in Greer has
been charged with Assault
and Battery, Malicious In-
jury to Personal Property

stop ends
in drug
Several women were ar-
rested after Greer Police
found narcotics in a car on
East Poinsett St. Accord-
ing to a report filed by the
Greer Police Department,
an officer pulled over a
burgundy Nissan after
observing that the rear
passengers werent wear-
ing seatbelts. The driver,
38-year-old Heidi Marie
McKay of Moore, failed to
provide proof of insurance
or ownership of the vehi-
cle. When asked where
they were going, McKay
said she had picked up the
passengers at the Super 8
motel and they were on
their way to Walmart.
Upon running a back-
ground check on the driv-
er and passengers, the
officer discovered they all
had previous arrests for
drug charges. The K9 Unit
was called to the scene and
the vehicle was searched.
Police found a purse on
the floor with several Tra-
madol tablets inside. Un-
der the drivers seat, they
discovered a purse con-
taining a pipe, two small
bags of methamphet-
amine, some straws and
a spoon. In the back seat,
police found a tan purse
with a scale inside and a
tan powdery residue that
tested positive for heroin.
All occupants were placed
under arrest.
Both McKay and 37-year-
old Stacey Elizabeth Fri-
day were charged with
Possession of Metham-
phetamine (2nd). Amanda
Sue Arledge, 34, of Greer
was charged with Posses-
sion of heroin. Warrants
were issued to the offend-
ers and all of the drugs
and paraphernalia were
collected and entered into
The Greer Citizen B

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 


wins BILLY

region What do
you see?
title O
ne of the best mo-
ments of my life did

not come with out a
lot of questions.
If youve been so lucky

to state as to experience the joy

of a 20-week ultrasound,
maybe you can relate. My
BY BILLY CANNADA wife and I, as Ive men-
SPORTS EDITOR tioned before, are ex-
pecting our first child, so
In the past two weeks, every opportunity to hear
the Blue Ridge golf team our childs heartbeat or
has won a region title, see an ultrasound picture
placed sixth in the Up- is an incredibly joyous
per State tournament and experience.
qualified for state. But I have to say, I dont
The Tigers narrowly know how people see
edged Eastside in the con- what they say they see in
ference championship, these ultrasounds.
scoring 311 as a team. PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN Monday afternoon, we
Eastside scored 312, and were staring at a televi-
the next closest team The Blue Ridge baseball team was ousted from postseason competition last week, falling in the district championship sion screen getting ready
(Travelers Rest) scored to North Augusta. The Tigers have won five playoffs games in the last two seasons. to get our second look at
330. the baby. I couldnt really
Eastside is a great see anything the first

Tigers fall in district finals

team, head coach Ran- time, but by week 20, the
dy Cisson said. Theyve baby looks like a baby (or
beaten us in a couple oth- so I thought).
er tournaments we played Without delay, the ultra-
in. Our guys played really sound lady began clicking
well and that gave us the
booth we needed.
Blue Ridge landed three
Celebrate competitive conference.
Blue Ridge has one five
playoff games in the last
classification playoffs.
While weve enjoyed
tremendous success, we
proud of this class and
all they have meant to our
program, Henson said.
a bunch of buttons and
moving a microphone
looking object across my
players on the All-Region
team, including: Walker
Redmon, Miller Harbin
two-year two seasons and the cur-
rent senior class has won
63 games during their
do feel that we have es-
tablished a program in
which we will experience
I am very grateful for
my coaching staff: Austin
Abecrombie, Tim Cum-
wifes abdomen.
Heres the face, she
said, two seconds into the
and Jake Harvey.
Redmon shot two dou- run time at the school.
The Tigers success on
even greater success in the
years ahead, Henson said.
mings, Stephen Deyo, and
my Dad, Jerry Henson. It
Where?? I asked, hop-
ble-bogeys on the back the diamond extends to The Tigers will return is a special opportunity to ing the baby favored its
nine but still managed to BY BILLY CANNADA the JV squad as well. five starters and several be able to coach with these mother.
tally a 75 on the day and SPORTS EDITOR Our JV program com- key pitchers to the rota- men and especially with Its right there, my
secure third place. pleted an undefeated sea- tion next season. my Dad. wife said with a huge
Hes maturing each After falling in the Dis- son with a 10-0 record 143 of our 173 innings The Tigers had six play- smile across her face.
year, and you can tell, trict championship last and are 25-4 in the last pitched this season were ers selected to the All-Re- I squinted harder. Then
Cisson said of Redmond. week, the Blue Ridge base- two seasons with six wins by juniors, sophomores or gion team, including: Hen- I tilted my head. Maybe I
That will get him to the ball team isnt going to over AAAAA teams, Hen- freshmen, Henson said. derson, Southern, Cannon, just dont have the right
next level. You have to spend much time feeling son said. With the Varsi- While we do return most Lancaster, Jackson Morris angle.
remember, hes still only sorry for itself. ty record of 35-15 and JV of the pitching staff, we and Zach Waddell. Ok, I give up on that
15-years-old. Right now, Not only did we win record of 25-4 over the will need to replace some Henderson was selected one, I said as the ultra-
its just important for him back to back region cham- last two seasons, the JV key offensive and defen- to play in the SCBCA Select sound lady progressed
to stay focused and keep pionships, but we also had and Varsity teams in our sive players who were re- Game to be played on May with the examination.
showing up in these big a lot of fun doing it, said baseball program have markable over the last few 23-25 in Lexington. He was Heres their little arm,
events. head coach Travis Henson. combined to accumulate seasons. also named the Region II- the lady said.
The Tigers finished sixth It has been an incredible a 60-19 record. Of the 15 Blue Ridge, however, will AAAA Player of the Year. I did my routine again,
at Upper State in Aiken. run. Our varsity program varsity losses in the last say goodbye to several Henson was named the this time getting closer to
That was enough to qual- has won 35 games over two seasons, 12 of the key seniors, including: CJ Region II-AAAA Coach the screen.
ify the team for the Class the last two seasons, in- 15 came to teams who Brooks, Blake Cannon, Eli- of the Year for a sec- Oh yeah, I think I see
AAAA state tournament, cluding 18 of our last 19 finished in the top 10 of jah Henderson, Travis Lan- ond-straight year. it, I said.
which takes place this region games, and back- their classification rank- caster, Brandon Southern At this point, Im trying
weekend in Hilton Head. to-back region champi- ings and advanced to the and Colby Thomas. | 877-2076 not to be a distraction. I
SEE GOLF | B3 onships in an incredibly Upper State finals in their We are tremendously want to see this baby, but
I dont want to ruin my
wifes experience.


I was starting to think
ultrasounds were like
those blotted pictures
therapists show you. You

Lady Rebels make return know, the ones you look

at and see your deepest,
darkest fears.
I dont have great

to championship series eyesight to begin with, so

this kind of thing already
has me at a disadvantage.
Then I saw it.
BY BILLY CANNADA Heres the leg, the
SPORTS EDITOR lady blurted out.
AHH that is a leg! I
The Lady Rebel softball said, recognizing some-
team will play for an Up- thing for the first time. It
per State title Friday in was so crazy. An actual
Duncan, advancing to the human leg. And it looked
championship with wins long! Could this be a tall
over JL Mann and Boiling baby? Ive always wanted
Springs. a tall baby!
The Rebels will only I couldnt get over it.
need to win one more I was so impressed with
game to advance to the this childs leg. Once I saw
state championship, while it, everything else began
their Friday opponent clearing up. I got a good
would have to win twice. look at the babys pro-
Head coach Brandi Aik- file, another view of the
en said her team is excited armI even got to watch
to be playing softball in him or her wiggle.
May, but the Rebels still Its something Ill never
have more they want to forget.
accomplish. The doctor gave us a
We are excited to be PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN bunch of pictures to take
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN back in the upper-state with us.
championship, especial- The Byrnes softball team returns to the Upper State title Although I dont know
On to Upper State ly in the winners brack-
et, she said. Since last
game this Friday in Duncan. what Im looking at half
the time, I do know that
May we have worked to- from being there is very Mann in round one. this is my beautiful child
The Eastside boys soccer team took on Aiken this week for wardsreturning to the exciting. I was really proud of and this beautiful child is
the Upper State title. Results were not available at press state championship and Byrnes had to battle the girls and how they did very tall.
time, but full results will be posted in next weeks Citizen. to now only be a win away the weather, as well as JL SEE BYRNES | B3 Taller than all the other
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for Roush Fenway Rac- final lap in overtime. Bus- minutes, 51 seconds to who cut the grass right services, and are consid- Martinsville Speedway by
ing since Carl Edwards ch led a race-high 48 laps, clean up the wreckage, on up to the directors ered the most brand-loyal driving around town with
triumphed at Sonoma in including 39 straight be- Kyle Busch led the field to of public relations and in all of sports. the tracks phone number
June 2014. fore Stenhouse made the green on Lap 174 with JGR marketing, would cruise As a result, Fortune 500 and race date painted on
This is for all the guys winning move. teammate Denny Hamlin around town, sticking companies like Stanley, the side of his car. These
at the shop--weve been Stenhouse got a real- beside him and Earnhardt signs in the ground on Axlata and OReilly Auto days, each track has at
terrible for a long time, ly good run and a good running third. sticks, or hammering Parts, plus blue-chip least one year-round pace
an exuberant Stenhouse push and got by us there, Earnhardt quickly fell them onto light poles or brands including Mars, car of its own, all spiffed
said of the Roush renais- and then it was just about off the pace because of a any other empty surface Miller-Coors and Shell, up with fancy rims, vinyl
sance. This year, every retaliation to get back on loose left rear wheel and just begging to be filled sponsor NASCAR more wraps and light bars.
race, were just getting him, and I just never had drove slowly back to pit with a crafty sales pitch. than any other sports gov- Times have changed,
better and better. We knew enough help from behind road, losing a lap in the According to Eddie erning body. but one thing has stayed
Talladega was a good race and just never got it to- process. But when Landon Gossage, the president of This doesnt even factor the same. From Busch
track for us. Its been a gether, Busch said. Cassill lost power and Texas Motor Speedway, in the individual team beer to Breitling watches
good one in the past. I just cant say enough stalled near the inside wall A poster on a telephone and driver sponsorships. and silly stunts to serious
This Fifth Third Ford about this Skittles Amer- short of pit road on Lap post worked in 1950 and Who can forget those TV business, as far as its fans
was so fast today. Quali- ican Mix Camry it was 179, NASCAR called the it still works. You still commercials featuring are concerned, whatev-
fying on the pole, got the really fast. The guys at Joe seventh caution, and Earn- stop at a red light or a Tony Stewart working the er NASCAR is selling
win. Cant say enough Gibbs Racing did a great hardt had his lap back as stop sign, and theres a drive-through at Burger were buying.
about the guys. Its cool job and TRD (Toyota Rac- the lucky dog. pole with a poster on it. King (insert your own
to get Jack Roush back in ing Development) with But Earnhardt was mired Barber shop, convenience joke about Tonys person-
Victory Lane. This is cool. everyone on this motor, it in traffic after the restart
The closest track to my was awesome. We did all and could make up no

hometown (Olive Branch, we could here today, and ground after the caution
Mississippi). Man, this is its all circumstantial on that forced the overtime.
cool. how you win these things. He finished 22nd in his
Racing side-by-side with The most dramatic cir- final spring race at NA-
leader Kyle Busch on the cumstance on Sunday oc- SCARs largest oval track.
restart lap after Ryan New- curred on the backstretch Aric Almirola, who won
mans wreck on the back- on Lap 169. Saturdays NASCAR XFINI-
stretch sent the race to As the tension began to TY Series race, capped an
overtime, Stenhouse, the build in the closing laps, excellent weekend with a
polesitter, trailed by the a massive wreck damaged fourth-place finish on Sun-
smallest sliver of a sec- 18 of the 38 cars still run- day. Kasey Kahne ran fifth,
ond at the stripe but got a ning at the time. After a followed by Daytona 500
strong push from Jimmie tap from the No. 47 Chev- winner Kurt Busch and Ke-
Johnson and cleared Bus- rolet of AJ Allmendinger, selowski, who recovered
ch off Turn 2 on the final the No. 24 Chevy of Chase from the Big One to se-
circuit. Elliott turned sideways cure seventh place.

Almirola powers to win Thanks to our volunteers

at Talladega Speedway for all your hard work!
2017 Upstate Region County Winners:
Aric Almirola charged
into the lead with four laps
left in Saturdays Sparks
Energy 300 at Talladega DISTRICT 2
Superspeedway and held Ron Alexander - Abbeville
off Elliott Sadler at the GROUP OF THE YEAR
finish to win the third NA- Boy Scout Troop 97 - Prazin God -
SCAR XFINITY Series race Anderson
of his career. Greenwood
With the Ford of Darrell In Memory of Walter
Wallace Jr. plowing into
the inside backstretch wall PHOTO | BRIAN LAWDERMILK/GETTY IMAGES
Bohensky - Cherokee
behind him on the final
lap, Almirola held the top
Daniel Suarez, driver of the No. 18 Peak Antifreeze &
Pfizer - Greenville
spot to the finish, beating
Sadler, the series leader, Coolant Toyota, and Brennan Poole, driver of the No. 48 James H Gambrell -
to the finish line by .142 DC Solar Chevrolet, have an on track incident during the
seconds. NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Laurens COORDINATOR
The win was Almirolas Superspeedway on May 6 in Talladega. OF THE YEAR:
first of the season in four
SLV Road Warriors -
starts and his first at Tal- intentionally did his own about that. McCormick KRISTI HACKETT
ladega. The No. 98 Ford he part to help thin the field. Joey Logano ran third, Prazin God -
drove was fielded by the Attempting to bump- followed by Ben Kennedy Safe Haven Animals - Greenwood
Biagi DenBeste race team. draft Ryan Reeds No. 16 and Erik Jones, who led
They let me run this Ford on Lap 50, Almirola the race with five laps left Pickens
thing seven or eight tapped the rear bumper of but couldnt hold off the
times a year, and I have the Roush Fenway Racing charge of Almirola on the New Beginnings United
so much fun, especially car too far to the right side next-to-last lap. Matt Tifft, Methodist Church -
at the speedway races, and turned it toward the Michael Annett, Justin All-
an elated Almirola said in outside wall. gaier, Daniel Suarez and Spartanburg
Victory Lane. Doug Yates The result was a sev- Jeff Green completed the
Galilee Baptist Church - DISTRICT 3 AND
(of Roush Yates Engines) en-car collision that top 10.
brings some awesome eliminated polesitter Sadler scraped the out- Union
horsepower, and our Ford Blake Koch and Brendan side wall on Lap 5, thanks OF THE YEAR
Mustang was super-fast. I Gaughan, among others. to a misguided push from
knew it right from the be- I feel bad about the Logano, but he recovered
Retired Veteran -
ginning of practice. We ran 16--I got into the back of to snag the runner-up For more information or to adopt a Oconee
about 10 laps in practice
and I said, Put it on jack
the 16 and tore up a lot
of cars, Almirola said
spot. In fact, Sadler felt his
teams need to work no
segment of highway in your area, call

stands. Were ready to go. ruefully. But I got a good his No. 1 JR Motorsports PalmettoPride at 1-877-725-7733
This thing is fast. push and I got in the back Chevrolet kept him out of
What an awesome day. of him. I was trying to help harms way with respect to
In a race that featured
five cautions and two
wild wrecks, Almirola un-
him, trying to make the
Fords work together and I
hooked him, so I feel sorry
the later wrecks.
We were just one spot
short today, Sadler said.

A SPORTING VIEW | NGU opens tourney play against North Georgia

The The North Greenville
University softball team
ducts morning traffic for
the school and students at
signee to its 2017 class
with the addition of Ali

greatest will travel to Dahlonega,

Georgia this weekend to
take on North Georgia
the school wanted to hon-
or the former NGU line-
backer for keeping them
Shockley from Northwest-
ern High School.
We are excited to wel-

moments in the first round of the

NCAA Division II softball
safe during the school
Davis received gift cards
come Ali to the NGU fami-
ly. He comes from a great
high school program and

in baseball
The Crusaders earned and other gifts from the will bring athleticism and
the programs first ever students for his service physicality to our sec-
trip to the NCAA tourna- to the school and com- ondary. We are looking

ment after winning the munity. Its basically one forward to getting him to
Conference Carolinas or two people that thank Tigerville. Shockley was
championship a week ago. me but never something a three-year starter for
North Greenville upended like this, never, remarked the Trojans and earned
BY MARK VASTO the leagues top two seeds PHOTO | SUBMITTED Davis to WSPA News. Im All-Region honors as a ju-
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN including a win over the very appreciative. I love nior and a senior. During
first seeded Pfeiffer Fal- The North Greenville Track and Field team landed several this school, this family, his senior campaign, the

S athletes on the All-Confernece team recently.

eventy years ago, cons in the championship and I thank them for al- future Crusader led the
Jackie Robinson round. lowing me to be a servant. team with 171-tackles, the
broke baseballs color NGU finished the season in the 5000m and 10000m omore (Triple Jump) Davis was a starter for fourth highest in the state
barrier. This week, we 35-17 on the season with runs. Shelby Wright, sophomore the NGU football team and of South Carolina and re-
remember that juncture a 17-5 mark in Confer- Mount Olives Nick Grey- (4 x 400) was part of the teams Vic- corded six pass breakups.
and some of the other ence Carolinas play. The noand Hannah Glover tory Bowl Championship He also added an All-State
greatest moments in base- Crusaders will take on the swept the Male and Female WOMENS SOCCER ID CAMP squad in 2006. selection and played in
ball history -- moments North Georgia Nighthawks Field Athletes of the Year. NGU Womens soccer the North/South All-Star
that transcend the game on Thursday afternoon at Greyno had a spectacular will host one last ID camp NGU FOOTBALL ADDS ONE game.
and teach us more about 2:00pm at Haines and Car- weekend earning 32 total on May 20, 2017 at Pepsi North Greenville foot-
life in general than we olyn Hill Stadium. points with a first place Stadium on the campus of ball welcomed one more
thought possible at the The Nighthawks fin- discus finish followed-up North Greenville Universi-
time. ished the 2017 season with two second place ty.
ranked third in the coun- finishes in the hammer Players will be intro-

EARNING IT try, securing a 44-10 re- and shot put along with a duced to North Greenville
Going into the 1941 cord as well as a Peach third in the javelin. Glover University and the various
season-ending double- Belt tournament title. The tallied 22 points with two aspects of life as a colle-
header, Ted Williams was Hawks finished with a first place finishes in the giate soccer player.
statistically hitting .400, 20-4 record in league play. hammer and discus along The training sessions

CALL 864-877-2076
and his manager offered with a seventh place finish will allow the NGU staff to
to sit him out so he could TRACK AND FIELD in the javelin. assess and instruct each
accomplish the feat. The 2017 Conference North Greenville Univer- players technical and tac-
Williams, a hero flying ace Carolinas Mens and Wom- sitys Tevin Richardson tical ability. The coaching RATES
in World War II, refused ens Outdoor Track and and Mount OlivesTay- staff will also evaluate 20 words or less: $13.50 first insertion
to back into the accom- Field Championship was lor Moncrieftook home the players current level
plishment -- either he was held last Friday and Sat- Freshman of the Year hon- of play during games and
Discount for additional insertions
a .400 hitter or he wasnt. urday at Southern Wes- ors. Richardson collected technical training. DEADLINE
He went 4-5 and 2-3 in the leyan Universitys Track 16 points while Moncrief The NGU Soccer Staff is 5pm Monday
series, and finished the and Field complex in Cen- totaled 22 points each for excited to work with you for insertion Wednesday
season at .406. tral, S.C. TheUniversity their teams. and help you move closer TERMS
of Mount Olivecaptured Matt van Lieropof to playing at the college
UNDER PRESSURE both the mens & womens Mount Olive also swept level.
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was derided as a surly Limestone Col- the Trojans to victories in more information, please
hick and an outsider by legesMarquett Simmons both the Conference Caro- email coach Robinson at
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PUBLIC NOTICE (1) the name, address and
press. When Maris and Track Athlete of the Year Outdoor Track & Field telephone number of the
Mickey Mantle began after notching 20 points Championships NOTICE All real estate ad- person filing the protest;
to make a run at Ruths on a pair of first-place FORMER PLAYER HONORED vertised in this newspaper is (2) the specific reasons why
record 60 home runs finishes in the 100m and NGU All-Confer- Former North Green- Subject to the Federal Fair the application should be de-
that summer, the press 200m dashes. Universi- ence Performers ville football player and Housing Act of 1968 which nied;
focused on him with the ty of Mount Olives Leah Makayla Keith, fresh- alumnus Terrell Davis was makes it illegal to advertise (3) that the person pro-
intensity of a magnifying Hanle scored 26 points man (400, 4 x 400) honored by students, fac- any preference, limitation or testing is willing to attend a
glass concentrating light for the Trojans along the Emily Beisecker, ulty, and staff on Monday discrimination based on race, hearing (if one is requested
from a thousand burning way to being named the freshman (4 x 400)morning at a local elemen- color, religion, sex, handicap, by the applicant);
suns. Losing both his hair Womens Track Athlete of Lilli Haines, soph- tary school. familial status, national origin (4) that the person pro-
and his mind, Maris fi- the Year. Hanle scored on omore (4 x 400) Davis, a school resource or an intention to make such testing resides in the same
nally broke Ruths record a first place finish in the Sydney Hickert, fresh- officer at Rudolph Elemen- preference, limitation or dis- county where the proposed
in the last game of the steeplechase along with man (Pole Vault)tary School in Simpson- crimination. This newspaper place of business is located
season. two second place finishes Shekinah Wilder, soph- ville, South Carolina con- will not knowingly accept or within five miles of the
any advertising for real es- business; and,
This is the United tate which is in violation of (5) the name of the appli-
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Robinson broke baseballs LINS ASIAN CAFE, LLC in- PUBLIC HEARING TO
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Ford Frick spelled it out enue for a license/permit COUNTY NOISE
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St. Louis Cardinals, who ON premises consumption of A public hearing will be held
threatened to strike) who beer, wine and liquor at 850 May 22, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. by
didnt get it: This is the EAST SUBER ROAD, SUITE Spartanburg County Council.
United States of Ameri- 100, GREER, SC 29650. To Greer Dragway is requesting
ca, and one citizen has object to the issuance of this to have a drag race on June 3
as much right to play as permit/license, written pro- and 17, 2017. The events will
another. test must be postmarked no be held at 1792 Dragway Rd.
later than May 26, 2017. The requested exclusion is to
JUSTICE IN THE FACE For a protest to be valid, run cars without mufflers and
OF PREJUDICE it must be in writing, and extend curfew to 11:00 p.m.
Despite death threats PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN should include the following 5-3,10

and the thick air of information:

the Souths remaining
prejudice heavy in the
night in 1974 at Atlan-
Warriors back at it
ta-Fulton County Stadium, Head coach Phil Smith and the Riverside Warriors hit the field for spring practice sessions
Hammerin Hank Aaron last week. Riverside is hoping to return to the postseason in 2017.
persevered and surpassed
Babe Ruths home run
record with his 715th

BYRNES: Will play Friday GOLF: State

career homer. Today, Bar-
ry Bonds, another black
ballplayer, wears the
home-run crown with 762
after surpassing Aarons
mark of 755. But after the
example Aaron set, it just
tourney set
evening the season series
at 2-2.
doesnt seem the same. not let the weather affect Widmyer pitched a
their level of play, Aiken one-hitter through six in- FROM B1
THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE said. nings. Then, eighth grader
On May 2, 1939, Lou The Rebels jumped out Haylee Whitesides moved Its the biggest event
Gehrig voluntarily re- to a 3-1 lead, but the game to the mound and got the there is, Cisson said. We
moved himself from a was eventually tied at 3-3. last four outs of the game. need to go down and have
game after playing in a With a late two-run rally in We will just continue to a good practice session
record 2,130 games in a the sixth, Byrnes managed focus on playing good de- because our guys could
row. Within two months to pull away. fense and being comfort- contend for a state tour-
time, Gehrig learned he Tatum Arboleda was 2 able at the plate, Aiken nament.
was dying of a debilitating for 3 on the day, scoring said. We have been play- Cisson said although his
muscle disease that now twice. Kasey Widmyer also ing better throughout the team is young, they have
bears his name. On July 4 had an RBI double in the playoffs because we have the talent to win.
of that same year, Gehrig first. executed our bunts, steals, There are a lot of teams
said goodbye to baseball We played excellent etc. But mostly played that have 11th and 12th
and his fans by acknowl- defense with multiple big amazing defense. grade leadership, but our
edging the incredible plays in the field, Aik- Byrnes will take on the guys are 15-years-old and
fortune he had in just en said. Hayden Brad- winner of Boiling Springs they act like it a lot of
being able to play baseball ley threw a runner out and Clover. times. Once they mature,
for a living. Recordings of at home from left-field. Once we know who we theyll be in the hunt for
the event show a weak- Kassie Rimel made a huge are playing, we will work a state championship,
ened Gehrig uttering his throw from deep right to to prepare for that par- Cisson said. Thats what
famous lines of gratitude hold a runner at third, ticular team and pitcher, were working on more
with the echoing sound and Parker Birch made a Aiken said. But, at this than the actual golf itself.
of feedback, which served big time play going from point, we are focusing on Several of these guys
to underscore his every short stop to left field and Byrnes softball and mak- have a chance to be col-
word: Today ... I consid- sliding in under a pop fly ing sure we are doing what lege golfers, he said.
er myself ... the luckiest before it hit the ground. we need to do to win.
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Bonds welding students get national certification


One by one, welding

students stepped up to a
machine with the pressure
on to find out if their sam-
ple pieces would pass the
destruction test in order
to receive national certifi-
The repeated scene
with classmates circled
around and fist bumps at
successful outcomes was
the culmination of depart-
ment head Todd Varholys
week-long accreditation
program for his 75 weld-
ing students at Bonds Ca-
reer Center.
Gary Heinly, a certified
welding instructor with
Airgas National Welders,
visited the class last week
to administer the Amer-
ican Welding Society na-
tional certification and
provided the final verdict
upon completion. Welding instructor Eddie Squires (center) and Certified Welding Instructor Gary Heinly
This is where I got my (right) test a students weld during the national certification test at Bonds Career Center.
start, and I love coming
back and working with it builds confidence. They dents around. Seeing their were the number one
young people, Heinly JULIE HOLCOMBE | THE GREER CITIZEN know they have the skills hard work pay off when welding school in South
said. Im impressed with to go forward in their ca- they get their certifica- Carolina and were prov-
the group as a whole and reer. tion and seeing their thrill ing it. Were backing up
the instructors. When you
Students were required to weld two pieces together The welding program is makes it all worthwhile. what we say.
find a good relationship during the first step of the certification process. only one of Bonds cours- Its good validation. Its an enormous career
everyone working togeth- es to offer the chance for Last year, Bonds weld- step (for the students)
er and trying hardthat and test the strength of At first I was kind of national certification. Ten ing students set a record and a compliment to the
makes all the difference. the weld. The students scared. I messed up a little of the schools programs with 67 students receiving Bonds welding name. Once
Each step of the pro- had two chances to get bit. I got emotional, she provide the opportunity, the certification, and Var- theyve gotten certified,
cess had to be verified by it right and were allowed said. But on the second and the final one will start holy hopes that the class it puts them a step ahead
Heinly before reaching the only a certain number of test, he said it was a per- offering it next year. will surpass that total this of everybody else (in their
final test. The students indentations or faults in fect weld. Our goal is for every year. By the end of Thurs- field).
were required to weld two order to pass. Im as nervous as they student who leaves Bonds days class, the pass/fail The certified welding
pieces together. The final Sophomore student Ath- are. Its a very humbling to have national certifica- rate on the certification students will be recog-
product was then put into ena Zuniga passed the cer- experience, said welding tion, said Director Mike was close to 88 percent. nized in a ceremony at the
a machine that applied tification on her second instructor Eddie Squires. Harris. Its been a team effort, school on May 16.
pressure to bend the piece try. Once you pass that test, Weve got the best stu- Varholy said. We feel like
The Greer Citizen


13 Reasons Why worthy of the buzz

Rating: 7.5 out of 10 ENTERTAINMENT
Available on: Netflix REVIEWS
Rated: TV-MA for language
and scenes involving sexual
assault WILLIAM

he new Netflix series BUCHHEIT
13 Reasons Why
has garnered so much into the mix, and you
attention, praise, criti- get reputations and lives
cism, concern and buzz ruined every day. When it
since its April release that rains, it pours, they say,
UNIVERSAL PICTURES I finally bit the bullet and but the events that lead
watched it. to Hannas suicide are as
Allison Williams, Daniel Its a unique, addictive much about mispercep-
Kaluuya in Get Out and important show. It tion, poor communication
is also a depressing and and secrets as they are

frustrating one. about real injury. The
COUCH THEATER Based on the 2007 creators of this show
young-adult novel by make the case that its not
BY SAM STRUCKHOFF California novelist Jay so much about what is
Asher, the show revolves actually happening as it is
NEW RELEASES around the suicide of high what we think is happen-
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22 school junior Hanna Baker ing.
(Katherine Langford). In- 13 Reasons unflinch-
PICKS OF THE WEEK stead of leaving a suicide ing exploration of sexual 13 Reasons Why is rising in popularity on Netflix as it explores the topic of suicide and
Get Out (R) -- Psycho- note, Hanna has created assault and cyber bully- serious issues that lead to it.
logical horror has finally a series of audio tapes on ing makes it mandatory
caught up with modern which she details the 13 viewing for parents,
psychology thanks to the reasons she decided to teachers and school Those tapes add an most popular fast food some of Jack Nicholsons
debut of director Jordan kill herself. She has also administrators. It does element of romance to restaurant is the premise best 70s work.
Peele. This pitch-perfect left instructions for those have some clear flaws. teen suicide, making it as of The Founder. Director Hancock does
addition to horror can- responsible for her plight The dialogue isnt always much an act of vengeance Written by Robert an impressive job present-
non follows Chris (Daniel to listen to the tapes great, and there are too as it is a tragic cry of Siegel (The Wrestler) ing the story in an honest
Kaluuya), a young black before passing them on to many characters to keep hopelessness. and directed by John Lee and efficient manner,
man traveling into the the next person. track of. It could have Hancock (Blindside), covering a lot of ground
manicured suburbs to
meet the parents of his
For whatever psycho-
logical or sociological
also been a lot shorter.
A few less episodes and DVD REVIEW | its a movie that superbly
captures the attraction,
and important details in
under two hours. There
adoring white girlfriend, reasons, our high school characters certainly would ambition, greed and cruel- are some casualties. The
Rose (Allison Williams). years are the most mem- have tightened things up THE FOUNDER A TALE ty of American capitalism. holes in Krocs marriage
Roses parents (Cather- orable and pivotal of our a bit. We dont even get to OF CUTTHROAT CAPITALISM Michael Keaton (Bird- are only hinted and his
ine Keener and Bradley lives. 13 Reasons Why the party at the center of man, Spotlight) plays pursuit of his second wife
Whitford) are smiling up- illustrates the heavi- the storys narrative until Rating: 7 out of 10 Crock, who transforms is ignored altogether. My
per-middle class liberals, ness of the high school Episode 9. himself from a small-town only other complaint was
who are just so pleased to experience as effectively One of the things that Run time: 115 minutes Illinois joke to one of the that the film has that
welcome Chris with awk- as any show Ive seen. has made 13 Reasons Rated: PG-13 for language richest and most powerful shiny Candyland look of
ward attempts at slang. Drama, real or imagined, so controversial is that men in the world. so many movies set in the
In a slow build, Chris un- lies in wait at every turn, it portrays suicide as a Its hard to name a cor- The actor turns in old days, which seems to
covers the horror just be- fueled by hormones, dramatic act of revenge. poration more American one of his finest efforts, water down the serious-
neath this smooth, milk- emotion and jealousy. Its The forethought, cunning than McDonalds, which capitalizing on Siegels ness of Crocs connivery.
white exterior. an insulated, unforgiving and spitefulness required started 65 years ago in fantastic character devel- For those fascinated by
Peele is perhaps better world that doesn't take to create a whole shoebox San Bernardino, CA. How opment. He is too charis- Croc, there are several
known as half of the TV prisoners. of audiotapes to antago- a down-on-his-luck street matic to despise yet too biographies written about
sketch-comedy duo Key & Teens are mean enough nize your tormenters is salesman named Ray Kroc much of a con to admire. him. For everybody else,
Peele. Social commentary as it is, but throw alcohol, difficult for most readers turned a community burg- Its a magnetic perfor- The Founder, is a solid
is woven into a lot of what drugs, and cyber bullying and viewers to conceive. er kitchen into the worlds mance reminiscent of introduction.
hes done in the past, but
the execution of this fea-
ture film -- and the depth
of knowledge it shows
about horror -- is more
what youd expect from a
Things artists for its 5th Annual
Juried Exhibition that will
be on display from August
together on projects that
further the development
and conservation of the
as a possible means to
discredit them. With the
horrors of the Holocaust a
veteran director.

Logan (R) -- Wolver-

To Do 17-Oct. 23.
Entry dates are May 2
through June 14.
natural resources of the
United States.
Applicants must be a
daily reality and Shapiro's
failing delicatessen fading
fast, the stage is ripe for
Rockin In the Barn
May 11, 7 p.m.
The Barn
ine, the blade-brandishing The competition is open permanent resident of the conflict. At Forevermore Farm
X-Men poster boy played to all artists, 18 and over, United States, have a So- The play follows the Moore, SC
by Hugh Jackman, is one
of the last mutants alive NEW LISTINGS | professional or amateur,
who reside in Spartan-
cial Security card, a will-
ingness to work outdoors
intense friction between
both Jewish and German
in a bleak-yet-plausible burg, Greenville, Ander- and the ability to work well factions and how that
version of the near future.
The once-unstoppable
son, Cherokee, Laurens,
Union, Pickens, York or
with others. Those chosen
for employment will be
struggle profoundly af-
fects the next generation,
slashing machine is start- The Greenville County Oconee counties in South paid minimum wage for culminating in an inescap-
ing to feel the years -- hes Youth Orchestra will hold Carolina or Rutherford, a 40-hour work week and able, yet dramatic climax. Over Here, Over There:
not healing like he used Shoulder to Shoulder, a Polk or Henderson coun- must be available to work DelikateSSen" was Greenville in the Great War
to, and he has nobody side by side concert in ties in North Carolina. from June 12 August 4. written by Richard At- WWI Exhibit
left but Caliban (Stephen which the GCYO members Cash and purchase Applications are avail- kins, who will also star Through May 31
Merchant) and Professor are paired with their coun- awards exceeding $2,600 able at Cowpens Visitor as David Shapiro. Atkins Furman University
Charles Xavier (Patrick terparts from the Green- will be presented in this Center, located at 4001 served as Centre Stages
Stewart), whos losing his ville Symphony Orchestra. years exhibition. Chesnee Hwy, Gaffney, playwright-in-residence Pam DeWitt
mind and control of his The concert will be pre- Juror for the exhibition SC from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For during the 2016 New Play Through May 31
terrifying psychic powers. sented at The Peace Center is Sara Schneckloth, As- more information, contact Festival. Mr. Atkins has Artists Guild Gallery
Quite reluctantly, Wolver- for the Performing Arts in sociate Professor and Mc- Katherine Lynn at 936- combined writing, music, of Greenville
ine gets roped into one the Gunter Theatre on Sat- Causland Fellow, School 7921 or Katherine_Lynn@ composition, and acting 200 North Main Street
last rescue: transporting urday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. of Visual Art and Design, Applications are for the last 40 years of his Greenville
a little mutant girl (Dafne For more information, University of South Caro- due by May 26, 2017. life. His vast repertoire in-
Keen) to a supposed safe call 467-3000. lina. cludes 27 penned plays, 7
haven. To enter, visit www. CENTRE STAGE TO PRESENT musicals, and a screenplay
This is the only good FOOTHILLS PLAYHOUSE TO DELIKATESSEN in the pipeline along with
Wolverine-centric flick in LAUNCH NEW SEASON For more information, call Centre Stage will present so much more.
the X-Men canon. Really The Foothills Playhouse 285-9091 or email miran- DelikateSSen May 11-21. DelikateSSen" is direct-
good, not just relative- board of directors will The year, 1972. The ed by Ellen Jones.
ly good. I was never that hold a reveal celebration to place, New York City. The Show times are Tues-
psyched about Jackmans announce the 2017-2018 COWPENS SEEKING YOUTH Bronx is burning, Viet- day-Saturdays at 8 p.m.;
Wolverine, but here stands season of the 36-year-old FOR CONSERVATION CORPS nam drags on, Watergate Sundays at 3 p.m.
a convert: Jackman plays non-profit theatre on Fri- Cowpens National Bat- is coming to light and the For more information,
Logan with such commit- day, May 19, from 7-9 p.m. tlefield and the Over- Munich, Olympic massa- call 233-6733 or visit
ment that you believe hes The season will feature mountain Victory National cre has just transpired.
limping under the weight six Mainstage and three Historic Trail are accepting David and Yossi Shapiro,
of five lifetimes of trouble, B-side productions (in- applications for the Youth owners of a landmark
ready to sign his last page. cluding one presented Conservation Corps. delicatessen in midtown
The R-rating also puts real by the FHP youth board). For eight weeks local Manhattan have fallen on
fight into a character who Discounted tickets will be students will work and hard financial times. Re-
has always felt a little de- available and will include play at the National Park inhardt's, a soon to open,
clawed. a complementary pair to Service sites with Youth German delicatessen is
any Mainstage production. Conservation Corps (YCC). well under construction
The Great Wall (PG- The evening will also fea- As members of the YCC, across the street. The Sha-
13) -- Craven, big-budget, ture light refreshments, a the students have a per- piro brothers' livelihood
global box-office dreams meet and greet, silent auc- sonal role in protecting is immediately threatened
smashed up against this tion and door prizes. the nations precious re- by the impending compe-
film like clamoring bar- Foothills Playhouse is sources during this sum- tition, exacerbated by the
barians trying to topple a located at 201 South 5th mer program. The YCC new restaurateur, who is
dynasty. Alas, The Great Street in Easley. was established by Public of German descent. Being
Wall -- a fantasy epic pro- Law 93-408 and is a sum- orphans of the holocaust,
duced with Chinese and LIBRARY EXHIBIT ISSUES mer employment program the older Shapiro brother
American collaboration CALL FOR ARTISTS for young men and women enlists the services of a
-- repelled those dreams The Spartanburg County between the ages of 15-18 Nazi hunter to investigate
with a monolithic and un- Public Libraries is seeking who work, learn and earn the German family's past
derwhelming structure.
Western mercenaries (Matt
Damon and Pedro Pas-
cal) join a legion of elite
Chinese warriors (includ-
ing Tian Jing and Hanyu
Zhang) defending a great
wall from waves of CG pit-
bull-lizard monsters. For
the sake of international

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Reader drank mercury

from a thermometer!
DEAR DR. ROACH: You which also causes neck
probably have never got- TO YOUR and shoulder pain. What
ten a question like this.
How much mercury is in
GOOD HEALTH can I do to get some relief?
-- B.W.
an old thermometer? A
month ago, I wasnt feel- ANSWER: Carpal tunnel
ing well, so I took my tem-
KEITH syndrome is caused by
perature with an old ther- ROACH, M.D. compression of the me-
mometer that seemed to dian nerve in the wrist.
be taking too long to work. the toxic organic mercu- It may cause numbness
Long story short, I broke it ry salts, so it would not and pain in the hands.
into my hot cup of coffee, normally be absorbed. The pain can travel up the
which I drank before I re- Mercury is very heavy, arm, but rarely affects the
alized that I had broken much denser than water, arm above the elbow, and
the thermometer. I didnt so it would have sunk to neck/shoulder pain makes
finish the whole cup. What the bottom of the coffee me concerned that the
happens to mercury when quickly, and odds are you nerve compression caus-
its in hot liquid? Does it didnt even ingest much ing your hand numbness
sink or float? Is it visible? of it. It stays bright-silver, might be originating in
Does it have a taste or but you probably would your neck.
smell? What will happen not have seen it through It is possible you have
to me? the dark coffee. The ex- both carpal tunnel syn-
I didnt call the poison pert I spoke with was just drome and a pinched
center or my doctor; I was as concerned about the nerve in the neck, but
too embarrassed. I did end broken glass you might compression of the nerve
up being sick for a long have ingested. I suspect in the neck could cause
time. I had a fever (I got the symptoms you de- all the symptoms you are
a new thermometer), sore scribe have nothing to do telling me about. A care-
throat, terrible headache with the mercury. ful exam usually sorts this
that lasted for days, my Even though the news out, but an MRI may be
blood pressure was elevat- I give you is good, I still necessary to confirm.
ed and I vomited on the would go to your doctor
fifth day after ingesting and discuss it. If some- ***
the mercury. I dont know one came in to me with
if some of the symptoms these symptoms, I would Dr. Roach regrets that
were from a reaction to look for other reasons for he is unable to answer in-
the Nyquil I had taken, them, not mercury. dividual letters, but will
which has never bothered incorporate them in the
me before. Any sugges- *** column whenever possi-
tions? -- Anon. ble. Readers may email
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am questions to ToYourGood-
ANSWER: I wasnt em- a 68-year-old man with
barrassed to call the Poi- numbness in my hand To view and order health
son Control Center at 800- for the past seven years. pamphlets, visit www.rb-
222-1222 -- you should A neurologist diagnosed, or write to
have called immediately, me with carpal tunnel Good Health, 628 Virginia
too. They confirmed the syndrome and prescribed Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.
teaching I received: The special gloves. I have no
mercury in a thermometer hand pain, only numbness (c) 2017 North America Synd., Inc.
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Soap Updates
BY DANA BLOCK spin and then challenged
Valentins motives. Fran-
THE BOLD AND co took drastic measures.
THE BEAUTIFUL Curtiss date with Jordan
Sally took a plea bargain hit a snag. Andre ques-
for her white-collar crimes. tioned Annas tactics. Liz
Although empathetic confided in Kiki. Sonny
about Thomass broken received some bad news.
heart, Steffy was pleas- Carlys suspicions grew.
antly relieved to learn that Andre noticed a discrep-
Sally was closing Spectra ancy. Nina was looking to
Fashions and was expect- drown her sorrows. Curtis
ed to leave town. As Sally made a discovery. Carly
addressed her employ- demanded an explana-
ees, CJ arrived with Bill in CHRIS HASTON | NBC tion. Curtis shared what
tow to take ownership of he knew. Jordan looked
the building. Thomas in- Casey Deidrick stars as to Anna for advice. Wait
terrupted and explained Chad on Days of Our Lives to See: Valentin rises to a
that Bill was behind Sallys challenge.
poor review of her first
collection. Thomas then desperately tried to get in THE YOUNG AND
offered to help Sally get touch with John. Gabi and THE RESTLESS
her company back on its Abe tricked Eli and Valerie Chelsea recognized

feet. Wyatt discovered how into trying to work things Jordan from when they
and why Liam learned the out. Eric attempted to help worked together in the THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering
truth about the damaging Nicole escape. Hope and past. Tessa encouraged
critique against Spectra Andre tried to stop Chad Nikki to perform with her,
Fashions. Ridge decided from acquiring the amulet. which Victor secretly ob-
to make some staff chang- Theo was distressed over served. Mariah bragged
es at Forrester Creations Wyatt using Ciara. Claire to Hilary about her up-
by inviting Coco back to accused Victor of favor- coming date with Devon.
the company and giving ing Ciara. Sonny and Paul Victor decided not to have
Zende a chance to design. planned to fly to Greece an autobiography done
Wait to See: Two men wait in pursuit of Deimos. Wait of him anymore and gave
to learn their fate. to See: Chloe visits Brady Scott an executive posi-
only to witness his rapidly tion at Newman Enterpris-
DAYS OF OUR LIVES declining health. es instead. Nikki discov-
Chad prepared to leave ered that Tessa was living

for Greece to pick up the GENERAL HOSPITAL out of her car. Kevin told
stolen amulet. Lani hid Andre was troubled by Chelsea that he was Bellas RFD by Mike Marland
her withdrawal symptoms the lab results. Nelle was father. Later, Chelsea and
from JJ. Tripp came to Jo- pleasantly surprised. Fran- Nick argued about his lack
eys aid. Kayla told Jade co skipped out on his date of action when it came to
that she was no longer with Liz. Ava made her searching for Chloe. Hila-
going to help her finan- wishes known. Sam wor- ry let herself into Devons
cially. Nicole was thrown ried about Jason. Nathan penthouse, where he was
by a surprise arrival at questioned his future. alone with Mariah. Wait to
the villa. As Bradys con- Carly misplaced her trust. See: Ashley has a tense re-
dition worsened, Marlena Nina was sent into a tail- union with her mother.

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps |

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas |

Our Schools
The Greer Citizen



MFG, Trace Staffing, and swap on Saturday, May 13,
Work Smart, as well as from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Greenville Technical Col- Students may bring


lege and ECPI. gently used books to the
library to receive a vouch-
AREA BANDS HONORED er to receive books at the
Several Skyland Elementary students were recognized as Terrific Kids for the third Three area bands are Students may bring as
nine weeks by the Kiwanis Club of Greer recently. Terrific is an acronym for Thoughtful,
Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquistive and Capable. GREENVILLE COUNTY| among six programs in
the county to earn the
many books as they want
for the swap, but they will
Outstanding Performance only receive vouchers for
NINE DAYS LEFT Award from the South a maximum of five books.
TO RAISE THE BLAZE Carolina Band Directors
Greer Middle Charter Association. They are Blue TIGERVILLE HELPS
High has raised $252,865 Ridge High (Eric Wells), HUMANE SOCIETY
toward closing the Riverside Middle (Kevin Tigerville Elementary
$400,000 funding gap for Styles) and Riverside High will be collecting items for
the schools building cam- (Quintus Wrighten). the animals at the Green-
paign, Raise the Blaze. Middle school bands ville Humane Society
Pledges and donations earn points through stu- throughout the month of
will be accepted through dents earning chairs in the May as its Spring Service
May 19. All-Region and All-State Project.
1st Grade Naming opportunities Bands, receiving a Supe- Each grade is responsi-
are also available. rior or Excellent rating at ble for a different item as
For more information or the State Concert Band As- follows:
to donate, visit greermid- sessment, and earningSu- K4/5 - Hand sanitizer perior ratings at the Solo 1st - Gallon Ziploc bags
and Ensemble event that 2nd - Paper towels
BONDS CAREER CENTER wrapped up this after- 3rd - Heavy duty spong-
TO HOST JOB FAIR noon. They must earn at es
Bonds Career Center least 45 out of a possible 4th - Dish gloves
will host a Job Fair for se- 50 points to qualify for 5th - Toilet paper
nior students, family and the award. The grade level that do-
friends on Thursday, May High school bands have nates the most will win an
11, from 1-3 p.m. in the the same three events, ice cream party. All dona-
multipurpose room. plus earning a Superior tions will be accepted and
2nd Grade All Bonds afternoon stu- or Excellent rating atthe counted toward the total.
dents will participate in State Marching Band
the job fair. Family and Championships. They GMC BETA CLUB IS HOSTING
friends who are seeking must earn at least 90 out RESALE EVENT
employment are also in- of a possible 100 points to Greer Middle College
vited. qualify for the OPA. They Charter High is hosting a
Visitors will need to must max out points at ei- ReSale to purge some gen-
check in by showing a val- ther the Marching Champi- tly used dress code uni-
id ID at the main office onships or Concert Perfor- forms.
and park in the back lot. mance Assessment. The school will be ac-
All participants are en- cepting donated items
couraged to bring a cur- RMS RUNNING CLUB WINS through Wednesday, May
rent resume. AWARD 17, in B3.
Companies represented The Riverside Middle The ReSale will be held
3rd Grade have immediate employ- Running Club participat- on Monday, May 22, from
ment opportunities. They ed in the 5K at the Reedy 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the cafe.
include: Ashmore Broth- River Run recently where All items must be gen-
ers, Blanchard Machinery, they won the middle tly used with no holes,
Charter, Contingent Re- school Fits Cool School tears or stains and be in
source Solutions, Great Challenge and $500 for dress code. Items will be
Clips, Greenville County the school because of their inspected upon delivery.
Recreation, Greenville high participation. Sizes should still be show-
County Schools, Hire Dy- ing on items.
namics, HTI jobs, MAU TIGERVILLE HOLDING All grade levels, includ-
staffing, McDonalds, Peo- ANNUAL BOOK SWAP ing incoming freshmen,
ple Ready, Phillips Staff- Tigerville Elementary are welcome to attend.
ing, Regis Salon, Resource will hold its annual book

4th Grade

5th Grade

Virginia College campuses

plan to host career fairs
Two area Virginia Col- programs offered through planning to attend must
lege campuses will host Virginia College, including: call 679-4900 to register
career fairs in the coming Business Administration, with the campus prior to
weeks. Cosmetology, Medical As- the event.
Virginia College in Spar- sistant, Medical Billing and Community partners
tanburg will host a Career Coding, Network Engineer- and local employers rep-
Fair on Thursday, May ing and Pharmacy Techni- resenting GHS, Baptist
18, from 10 a.m. to noon cian programs. Easley, Kudzu Medical,
at the campus located at For more information Godshall Staffing, Verizon
8150 Warren H. Abernathy about Virginia College in Wireless, Talent Manage-
Highway. Spartanburg, visit https:// ment, Chartspan and TD
Community members Banks will be present at
planning to attend must the Career Fair.
call 504-3200 to register GREENVILLE For more information
with the campus prior to Virginia College in about Virginia College in
the event. Greenville will host a Ca- Greenville, visit https://
Community partners reer Fair Tuesday, May 23
and local employers rep- from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Both events will also al-
resenting Kudzu Medical, the campus located at 78 low attendees to explore
Medfirst Staffing, Regen- Global Drive, Suite 200. the programs offered
esis Healthcare, Comfort The event is free and through Virginia College,
Keepers, Interim Health- open to the public, featur- including: Business Ad-
care, Regis Corporation, ing career development ministration, Cosmetolo-
Spartanburg Rehabilita- opportunities, refresh- gy, Culinary Arts, Medical
tion Institute, Advanced ments, giveaways, a re- Assistant, Medical Bill-
Therapy Solutions, Office sume workshop and a ca- ing and Coding, Network
Team, Doctors Care and reer workshop. Attendees Technician, Pastry Arts,
Concentrix will be present will be entered to win priz- Pharmacy Technician and
at the Career Fair. es such as a Chromebook Surgical Technology pro-
The event will also allow and an Amazon gift card. grams.
attendees to explore the Community members

Make the education to career connection.

Learn about everything from admissions requirements to job opportunities.
Massage Therapy Personal Trainer Pharmacy Technician Occupational Therapy
Assistant Health Information Management Physical Therapist Assistant
Tuesday, June 13 6 p.m. Benson Campus (864) 250-3001

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