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Sheriffs Office arrests Business

21 on child porn charges to grow
cial order that we actually
know. This list includes
sick and twisted mind that
they choose to victimize
in Greer
doctors, priests, engineers children, who cannot re-
The Greenville County and neighbors, Lewis stat- port these crimes in most Honeywell
Sheriffs Office (GCSO) ar- ed during a press briefing. cases, Lewis said.
rested 21 local residents Samuel Lewis Hargave Thousands of imag- expands
in connection with child and Matthew Bryan Bar- es have been located on
pornography charges ry Smith, both of Taylors, phones and computers of BY BILLY CANNADA
Monday. have been charged with children between the ages EDITOR
The arrests were made sexual exploitation of a of two and 18.
following an investigation minor (second degree). One of the cases we spe- Honeywell will expand
by the Internet Crimes Clayton Moore Johnson, cifically dealt with during its Greer aerospace facili-
Against Children (ICAC) Keith Davis Cook and Kyle the course of this was a ty.
unit, and include two res- J. Moscaritolo, all of Greer, two-year-old child victim The company is adding
idents from Taylors and have been charged with that was compromised in up to 5,000-square-feet of
three from Greer. sexual exploitation of a a sexual manner, Lewis manufacturing space, cre-
All of these people are minor (third degree). said. The victims images, KAELYN CASHMAN | THE GREER CITIZEN ating 30 skilled, high-tech
in Greenville County, These are people who where they are being com- jobs.
said Sheriff Will Lewis. you encounter on a dai- promised, was found Sheriff Will Lewis addressed local media outlets on The aerospace industry
This transcends any so- ly basis who have such a SEE ARRESTS | A7 Monday regarding child pornography arrests in the area. is one of the most com-
petitive industries in the

Downtown hotel a possibility

world. South Carolina,
in particular, hosts near-
ly 200 aerospace-related
companies. Our facility
expansion means that we
not only increase our ca-
pabilities, but Honeywell
continues to contribute to
Contamination TIMELINE OF EVENTS| South Carolinas burgeon-
ing aerospace economy,
site study Oct. 18, 2016: The Non
said Jason Lewandows-
ki, senior director for the

underway Responsible Party (NRP)

Application for a Voluntary
Greer site. This invest-
ment positions our man-
Cleanup Contract (VCC) for ufacturing network for
BY KAELYN CASHMAN the Tire Exchange of Greer future growth to help us
STAFF WRITER Sitewas submitted to DHEC. maintain leadership and
drive innovation. We will
A hotel could be in the Jan. 4: The NRP VCC was sent benefit greatly from South
works in downtown Greer. to Sycamore Greer for their Carolinas wealth of engi-
Last fall, real estate bro- signature. neering and manufactur-
ker Yatish Patel submitted ing talent to strengthen
an application for a Vol- April 26: The signed NRP our technical capabilities
untary Cleanup Contract
to the South Carolina De-
What I can tell you is that I have lived in the Greenville area VCC was returned to the
and provide production
support from Greer.
partment of Health and
Environmental Control
since 1979 and have noticed Greer for many years. May 31: Sycamore Greers
The expansion is asso-
ciated with Honeywells
(DHEC). consultant, ECS Southeast airfoil machining and spe-
That contract states, Yatish Patel LLP, submitted a work plan. cial processes, according
Sycamore Greer will ac- Sycamore Greer to officials. The company
quire the Property and June 8: After the 30-day will invest more than $10
intends to demolish the PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN public notice period ended, million to develop, main-
existing structures and re- the NRP VCC was executed tain and expand its site.
develop the Property with Real estate broker Yatish Patel recently received approval to implement his work plan by DHEC. No comments were The South Carolina De-
a hotel and for commer- received during the public partment of Commerce
cial and retail uses.
under a Voluntary Cleanup Contract. An assessment report is due September 14. comment period. has committed addition-
The redevelop[ment] commercial spaces and They havent set up a and have noticed Greer for al tax incentives over the
will include surface park- occupied commercial re- time for us to get out yet, many years, Patel said in June 14: The work plan was next 20 years to support
ing and a multi-level park- tail spaces. Recent ten- she said. [We would] like an email with the Greer approved for implementation the continued progress of
ing garage, the contract, ants included a beauty to find somewhere else, Citizen. Also, the proper- the facility, Honeywell of-
numbered 16-6443-NRP, salon, Greer Florist, which but we havent found any- ty in question will be a mix Sept. 14: The Assessment ficials said.
said. recently relocated, and thing yet. use development. Report is due. The The first phase of ex-
The property being as- Staggs Plumbing, which is Patel is the Chief Execu- Among previous ten- necessity for cleanup pansion at Honeywells
sessed is approximately currently operational. tive Officer for Sycamore ants on the proposed site will be determined after Greer facility will begin in
2.7 acres, located at 104, They want this build- Investment Group, accord- were The Tire Exchange, the assessment report is the third quarter of 2017
108 and 112 North Main ing. They say a motels ing to sycamoreinvest- where tire recapping and evaluated. with an estimated comple-
Street; and 105 E. Poin- going up, said Shirley automobile servicing was tion date in 2019.
sett Street. According to Staggs, owner of the build- What I can tell you is performed, and gasoline Source: Robert Yanity, Public Information Honeywell first estab-
the documents, the prop- ing. If we sell, it will be to that I have lived in the filling stations. Officer for the South Carolina Department of lished manufacturing op-
erty consists of vacant them. Greenville area since 1979 SEE HOTEL | A6 Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) erations in Greer in 1982.

Wellford Council swears

in two familiar faces

Two Wellford Council

members have been sworn
in following an uncontest-
ed election.
Sherry Santana began
her second consecutive
term in office while Wy-
mond Wilkins started his
fourth term.
Wilkins served on coun-
cil from 1999 to 2007, and

SCDOT lists projects again beginning in 2013.

Wellford City Council
also reappointed Lynne
Lingo as the Municipal
Sherry Santana
In his report to council,
Wymond Wilkins
hand lane because of the
In 10-year to repair South Carolinas
infrastructure, which in-
receive more funding with
additional 2-cent increas-
Clerk and Adam Bach as
the City Attorney. Council
City Administrator Chris
Guy said he is meeting
tree limbs.
We just dont have the
cludes the replacement of es of the gas tax every member Glenna Holcombe with a tree service compa- equipment to do it, he
plan 132 Upstate bridges and
the widening of I-85.
subsequent July 1st until
2022, totaling 12 cents by
will serve as the Mayor Pro
ny to obtain an estimate
on trimming some trees in
continued. It would be
too expensive for us to
The announcement the end of the period. In other business, coun- the city. try to buy the equipment
BY RYAN HANRAHAN came just before the The increased tax is ex- cil unanimously approved Weve reached out to just for a few trees that
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN plans main funding com- pected to bring the budget two law enforcement five tree companies, Guy we need to have trimmed,
ponent, a 2 -cent increase for the plan to $800 mil- assistance and support said. One big, major con- so Owens Tree Services is
The South Carolina De- of the states gas tax, was lion by 2024 to be used agreements, one with cern is Carter Street going coming to meet us.
partment of Transpor- implemented when the to improve 140 miles of Spartanburg County and towards 129 on the right Guy also said that he
tation (SCDOT) recently roads bill became law on interstate, 1000 miles the other with surround- hand side, where you actu- is working with Cathy
announced a 10-year plan July 1st. The SCDOT will SEE PROJECTS | A6 ing municipalities. ally have to go to the left SEE WELLFORD | A6


CLASSIFIEDS B3-4 Jerry Lee Campbell, 70
CRIME A7 William Jeffrey Greene Jr.
ENTERTAINMENT B6 Mary Melton, 83 Byrnes students THE GREER CITIZEN,
OBITUARIES A6 Azilee Allen Wham, 93 make a difference



The graduating class of
1952 is planning the 65th
Greer High School reunion
for 1 p.m. on August 12
at Lakeview Steak House.
SUMMER CAMP Anyone who failed to re-
NOW OPEN ceive their notification is
New Jerusalem Baptist welcome to call Jimmie
Church started a summer Anne Dacus at 244-7966.
camp this past Monday
at the Greer Community OPEN HOUSE HOSTED
Outreach Center located BY UPSTATE FOREVER
in the gymnasium next to The board and staff of
the church. Upstate Forever invite
The camp is from 10 guests to an Open House
a.m. to 5 p.m. every day from 4-6 p.m. on Thurs-
until August 11. day, August 17, at Upstate
Registration forms are Forever Spartanburg, 201
available upon arrival. East Broad Street, Suite
A free lunch will be open 1C, Spartanburg.
to the public through the The Spartanburg Office
Greenville County School is located on the Liberty
System. Street side of the Broad-
For more information, walk Building with a direct
call Marvin Miller at 877- entrance from the out-
9779. side of the building and is
marked by Upstate Forev-
Station 187, a HO Mod- be served.
el Railroad Club from the
Greenville-Greer-Spar- For the kids Guests are welcome.
Upstate Forever is a land
tanburg Area, will hold a conservation and advoca-
public meeting on July 26 A downtown fourth of July parade was held on Independence Day, featuring Fire Chief Dorian Flowers as the Grand cy organization that pro-
at 6:30 p.m. at the Spar- Marshal. The parade route traveled along Davenport and Arlington Roads and included, of course, snow cones. tects critical lands, waters,
tanburg Westside Library, and the unique character
525 Oak Grove Rd., West NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY clude both informative the Stone Soup fundrais- of the Upstate of South
Spartanburg. AT GREER CITY PARK ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS classroom sessions and er on the final day of this Carolina. RSVP to Gin-
Everyone interested in Come and meet neigh- The City of Greer Fire plenty of hands-on train- years market. ger Goldsmith at ggold-
the hobby is welcome to bors and the city employ- Department is proud to ing.
attend and learn more ees who serve them on Au- announce that they are Classes will be held at FOOD TRUCK ROLLOUT or (864) 250-0500.
about the possibilities and gust 1 at Greer City Park currently accepting appli- 6:30 p.m. Monday eve- RETURNS AUGUST 4 The Open House will co-
versatility model trains from 6-8 p.m. cations for the 2017 Citi- nings beginning Sep- Celebrate the start of the incide with Spartanburgs
have to offer for all ages. This free community zens Fire Academy. tember 25 and running weekend with food and Artwork event for the
We also plan to talk event will include the op- Applications are due no through November 13. drink at Greer City Park month of August.
about future classes which portunity to mingle with later than Tuesday, Au- Applicants must be 18 with the quarterly Food For more information on
we offer for free. neighbors, games, face gust 1. years old or older to apply. Truck Rollout from 5-8 Artwalk, visit spartanbur-
Some topics will be the painting and additional Last years inaugural Please visit The City of p.m. on Friday, August 4.
use of electronics and pro- activities for children of session was such a huge Greer website to obtain an Food Trucks, tailgating
gramming, tools and scen- all ages. success, said Julie Hunt- application and for addi- games, and live music TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
ery building and, the costs Get to know City of er, Administrative Assis- tional information. will be featured with Food COMING AUGUST 21
to plan and build your Greer police, firefighters tant for the City of Greer Space is limited. Truck announcements and The Great American So-
own train layout at home, and other city employees. Fire Department. Both more information follow- lar Eclipse is just weeks
to avoid common trial and A food truck will be on the students and the fire WATERMELON FEST AT ing. away. Join the local com-
error problems. site for those who would fighters truly enjoyed the GREER FARMERS MARKET Food and beverages will munity August 21 from
Interested parties can like to enjoy a summer experience. The weekly outdoor be available onsite. Valid noon until 3 p.m. for fun,
also learn about the club picnic in the park. The free eight-week Farmers Market will run ID is required to purchase food and celestial awe-
and have the opportunity Join for fun and fellow- course will provide citi- from 4-7 p.m. every Thurs- alcohol. Outside alcohol someness in Greer City
to join us at this session. ship. zens with a better under- day until October 26. Up- and coolers are prohibit- Park.
For questions, contact Its part of National standing of how the fire coming events include the ed. On Monday, August 21,
Rich Bergen on his cell Night Out, an initiative to department operates and second annual Watermel- Children under 16 must all of North America will
phone at (407) 694-3817. bring communities closer the job the firefighters on Fest 2017 on August 3, be accompanied by an be treated to an eclipse
together and make every perform. National Farmers Market adult. Pets are not permit- of the sun, according to
neighborhood safer. The academy will in- Week on August 10 and ted.

Church The Alive Center is open

each day from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. to drop off dona-
Duncan First Baptist
Personnel will be available
throughout the event to
answer any questions that

News tions.


Church is holding a Back-
yard Vacation Bible School
(VBS) from 6-8 p.m. on
They believe that work-
ing with you allows them
2017 TOUR OF FAITHS the following Wednesday to have the greatest im-
SAFARI JUNGLE VBS The Atlantic Institute of nights: July 19, July 26 pact on highway safety.
AT LIBERTY HILL UMC Greenville County part- and August 2. Through this event they
Liberty Hill United Meth- ners with local religious All students in grades hope to open the lines of
odist Church is hosting a establishments in an ef- 3K through sixth grade communication and forge
Safari Jungle themed Va- fort to teach the commu- are welcome to attend the stronger partnerships as
cation Bible School (VBS) nity about various faiths VBS, which includes Bible we strive to prevent col-
for all ages this weekend found around them. lessons, games, crafts and lisions and save lives on
with the kick off from 6-8 Throughout July, groups dinner. South Carolinas roads.
p.m. on Friday. will travel to four different State Transport Po-
On Saturday, VBS will religious locations. People GREER FIRST BAPTIST lice Officers will conduct
run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. will experience that faiths TO HOLD VBS JULY 24-27 North American Level 1
with meals provided by type of service as well as Greer First Baptist inspections on the pas-
the church, snow cones have Q&As, and get to dis- Church is planning their senger carrier vehicles in
available, sessions by age cuss these topics with the Hero Central Vacation Bi- attendance.
level, real safari animals group along with light re- ble School with the same Vehicles that pass the
brought in from Georgia freshments. The third tour curriculum at 6 p.m. night- North American Level 1
and a showing of Zootopia will be at the Monastery of ly from July 24-27 for inspection with no critical
on a big screen in the gym Saint Clare on Saturday, children 3K through fifth violations shall be issued a
to conclude the event. July 15 at 3:15 p.m. The grade. For more informa- CVSA decal.
Real safari animals will fourth tour will be at the tion or to register, visit The inspections check
include camels, donkeys, Islamic Center of Green- the brake systems, cargo
monkeys, turtles, rabbits, ville on Thursday, July securement, coupling de-
pigs and others. They will 20, at 7:30 p.m. Then, the PASSENGER CARRIER vices, exhaust systems,
be on site for one hour. month will end with a tour SAFETY DAY JULY 25 lighting devices, steering 309 Northview Drive
Liberty Hill United Meth- of the Holy Cross Episco- Please join us for a Pas- mechanisms, tires, van
odist Church is located pal Church on July 26, at senger Carrier Safety Day and open-top trailer bod- 848-1935
at 301 Liberty Hill Road, 7 p.m. The Tour of Faiths at the Three Rivers Baptist ies, wheels, rims, hubs,
Greer. For more informa- is a way to promote inclu- Association on Tuesday, windshield wipers, buses,
tion, call the VBS director siveness and educate the July 25. motor coaches, passenger
Kaye Arnold at 504-7237. community on the various This is a chance to meet vans and other passenger
faiths. Presented with di- with the State Transporta- carrying vehiclesemer-
YARD SALE TO RAISE FUNDS verse beliefs, participates tion Police and the Federal gency exits/electrical
FOR ALIVE SUMMER CAMP will achieve a new under- Motor Carrier Safety Ad- cables and systems in
A yard sale is being held standing of each faith. ministration to gain an un- engine and battery com-
at Fairview Baptist Church The Atlantic Institute is derstanding of what laws partments/seating.
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a non-profit organization and regulations apply to
Saturday, July 15 in the dedicated to unification. the use of Passenger Car- APALACHE BAPTIST
Alive Center. By holding events, such rier Vehicles. GOLDEN HEARTS
Proceeds will go to help as the Tour of Faiths, peo- There will be a safety The Golden Hearts plan
transportation expenses ple who may be unfamiliar meeting beginning at 10 to eat out on July 27 at
for Alive Summer Camp with such topics have a a.m. 6 p.m. at Charlies BBQ in
2017. chance to learn. State Transport Police Pelham.

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Lyman mayor Chappell sworn in


Lyman Town Council

held a reception to wel-
come its new mayor on
Monday night.
Larry Chappell took the
oath of office for his new
position, following his vic-
tory over current council
member Tony Wyatt.
Council unanimously
approved for him to con-
tinue as the presiding of-
ficer and voted for council
member Greg Wood to be-
come the Mayor Pro Tem.
Since Chappell served
on council at the time of
KAELYN CASHMAN | THE GREER CITIZEN his election, filings for the
vacated seat open at noon
Eddie Condrey, of Shred-It, right, operates the paper on Friday, July 21, and
shredding truck while Jack Lewis and Brandon Price, of close at noon on Saturday,
Smith and James, look on. July 29.
A special election will be

CBL Shred Day

ber 21.
Larry Chappell, center, was sworn in as the Mayor of Lyman during Monday nights | 877-2076 council meeting.

draws dozens DAVE

Decades of old invoices, The Shred-It truck can hold RAMSEY
greeting cards, checks and 10,000-12,000 pounds of
envelopes are little more paper depending on the
than confetti following
Fridays Free Shred Day
The operator can see the Threaten
sponsored by CBL State paper as it is shredded and
Savings Bank.
We had between 45
the capacity of the truck via
a camera and monitor
to garnish
and 50 individuals attend mounted on the side.
this event, said Jennifer Shredded paper is unloaded Q: I got a call from a
T. Jones, President and onto conveyor belts and debt collector regarding
CEO of CBL. Some of the bundled into bales to be $2,000 I owe in medical
people had one bag. Many recycled into new paper bills. Im trying to get my
people had a trunk load products. finances in order and pay
of sensitive documents to this off, but Im afraid
shred. between 6,500 and 7,000 theyll follow through on
Brandon Price, of Smith pounds of paper. their threat to garnish my
and James, took the op- It was a good oppor- wages. Can you give me
portunity to clean out the tunity for us to get out some advice?
businesss old records. of our building and have
Employees pulled boxes more interaction with the PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN DR: First, I want you to
for four hours with docu- community, Jones said. take a deep breath and
ments dating from 1991 This years Shred Day Alberts Cartoon Maps has released a new version of its Greer map, 24 years after its last calm down. Debt collec-
to 2006, equaling eight far exceeded my expecta- hand-drawn illustration of the area. tors like to play on your
trips to the shred truck. tions. Many CBL custom- emotions because they
We will win the tro-
phy, Price joked. If they
do this next year, proba-
bly one trip will do us fine.
ers dropped by as well as
many non-customers and
local businesses.
With the positive com-
Cartoon maps highlight think youll give in and do
something you cant re-
ally afford to do. Most of
them dont care about you

Greer business fixtures

That just shows you how munity response to its or your situation as long
long it has been since we first event, the bank is as they get some money.
purged. looking to host Shred
At the end of the day, Day on an annual, or even Dont react with
Eddie Condrey, the Shred- semi-annual, basis. BY BILLY CANNADA The more creative, the your place in time, Nor-
It CSR driver, estimated EDITOR better, he said. Business- ton said. It was a unique fear and panic in
that the event collected | 877-2076 es can either have their way to say whos who in
A new map of Greer has building illustrated, or the area at that particular the face of debt
been drawn and is now just their logo, or a bal- time in history. Its an art
collector threats.
GHS to host hiring
available at a number of loon ad. Its really up to piece.
local businesses. the business. Norton said her father,
Alberts Cartoon Maps Dearybury, Nortons who passed away at the They wont garnish your
has released its first hand- son, has been working pri- age of 72 in 2010, was wages because they cant.

event in Greer
drawn map of Greer since marily with the Greer map, a people person, and a They would have to go
1993, and Owner Diane although the company has salesman. through the formal, legal
Norton said the project illustrated for Greenville, He was the most outgo- procedure of first suing
has been a great way to Spartanburg and Ander- ing person, she said. He you and then winning the
BY RYAN HANRAHAN slightly less than 15,000 mark growth and cele- son as well. never met a stranger. He case. They broke federal
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN people, with around 4,200 brate tradition. was always trying to help law by saying they would
registered nurses across A lot of people that CONTINUING A TRADITION people. garnish your wages but
Greenville Health Sys- all facilities. have seen (the 1993 map) The new set of maps He used to have his hadnt sued you. If Im in
tem (GHS) is holding a hir- One of its newer facili- can go back and look at continues a tradition own business selling S&H your shoes, Id be filing a
ing event for prospective ties, Greer Memorial Hos- how things have changed, started by Nortons father Green Stamps, Norton complaint against these
nurses at Greer Memorial pital, opened its doors in Norton said. Thats what in 1989. continued. He sold all bozos with the Federal
Hospital on Tuesday, July 2008 and received Magnet were looking to do. This When he passed away kinds of stuff way before Trade Commission.
11 from 2-5 p.m. recognition in 2016. Mag- is a fun, informative way eight or nine years ago, we anybody did that kind of Dont react with fear
The hospital system, net Recognition is given to of getting your name out had to stop doing them, thing. You name it and and panic in the face of
which has been serving hospitals that exhibit su- there. While youre pro- she said. He wanted to they sold it. Its just crazy debt collector threats.
citizens of the Upstate perior nursing processes moting your business, make sure at that time to think about. He was al- Talk to them and explain
since its inception in and quality patient care, youre promoting every- that local businesses were ways a community kind of your situation. See if you
1912, is looking for nurs- according to the American one else at the same time. recognized. That was be- person. can work out a compro-
es in medical-surgery, the Nurses Credentialing Cen- The colorful cartoon fore Wal-Mart and a lot the More than 10,000 maps mise. If they get nasty or
gastrointestinal lab, or the ter. maps are illustrated local- big box stores came into have been printed, and the break federal law again,
intensive care unit. Those who qualify for a ly, highlighting businesses play in the Upstate. first 100 people to visit let them know youll be
Those interested in ap- nursing job could receive such as restaurants, bars, Focusing on local fix- The Greer Citizen at 317 filing another complaint
plying will meet with hir- an offer as soon as the day colleges and more. tures has always been im- Trade Street will receive a with the FTC. Youd be
ing managers the day of, after their interview. We try to stay local, portant to Norton, and its free map. surprised how reasonable
and are asked to bring an For more information Account Executive Ben what she believes makes these people can be when
updated resume to their about Greenville Health Dearybury said. We fea- the product unique. | 877-2076 faced with the possibility
interview. System and to apply, vis- ture places from down- It was neat to have it of government interven-
The Greenville Health it or call town, all the way up 290 hand drawn, because its tion.
System currently employs (864) 797-7559. and 14. like writing a story about In the meantime, do
everything you can to
scrape up as much cash
as possible. Have a big
LETTER TO THE EDITOR | garage sale and sell ev-
erything in your attic or
basement you dont need.

DOT reform
Then, when you get this
mess cleaned up, pay off
the rest of your debts if
you have any and start
living on a written month-
In July Gov. Henry Mc- its responsibilities. new administration would I say; and let us have done Hannah Hill ly budget!
Master acquired the power That there was any pub- be a statement of good with you. S.C. Policy Council
to fire any or all the De- lic support for a tax hike faith to the taxpayers that
partment of Transporta- proves it. Taxpayers were their concerns have been
tions commissioners. It so fed up with the con- heard and are being seri-
was a DOT-reform element dition of the roads that ously addressed. McMas-
in the gas tax bill that was some were actually will- ter might also consider
passed this year. ing to pay more if thats appointing commission-
The commission has what it took to fix them (it ers who will put all the
been responsible all along wasnt, but thats another peoples interests before
for the condition of the story). Thats not a refer- the interests of some

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The hoarse whisperer

elieve it or not, I have something in last solar eclipse. er. Ask Paul. Hell tell you hundreds of
common with the international pop IM JUST Hes positively dancing on air. occasions that I havent listened to him.
star, Adele.
A silo filled with grammys?
SAYING But there are great drawbacks as well.
I cannot teach any of my riding students
Well, he would have to, because I cant
remember. I wasnt listening.
Nope. for weeks and Im quite nervous about Its a bit isolating as well. I cant talk
An 18th century manor house in the stand up shows I have booked beginning on the phone, only text, and I cant catch
West Sussex countryside of England?
PAM STONE in September. Ive even taken to typing up with friends that I bump into around
Not unless I sell a lot more books. a little phrase into my i-phone that I can town. It makes no sense to accept invi-
Damaged vocal chords? You got it. adheres the incision together and the show to store clerks so they can read, tations to any sort of social gathering,
Aunty Pam had a little nodule thingy following couple of weeks. Then the Ive lost my voice, after which a quick unless theres an open bar.
(and Im pretty sure if you google nodule rasp set in, which at first made me feel game of charades ensues as I attempt Readers have graciously requested
thingy youll get all the info you crave) very Melissa Etheridge-ish and I sounded to ferret out where I might find the Mr that I write a sequel to my novel and
removed from her thyroid last March, most authentic when I broke into Im Clean Magic Eraser.Its a funny thing I might spend my summer doing just
with hoarseness that can last sever- The Only One. I was told the hoarseness when you show people youve lost your that, although I do like to vocalize the
al months being a known side effect could last as long as six months and as voice and arent allowed to speak. Be- written dialogue to make sure I have the
from the surgery. Strangely enough, I had a book tour as well as a couple of cause the first thing they then do is ask, rhythms and nuance I was after.
if you slice into your throat, theres all performances booked far in advance, I Oh! How did you do that? And after a Its going to be a challenge for sure.
sorts of rather useful nerves that are in undertook both, resulting in complete while, my fingers get tired of typing a When my arms are full of laundry and
residence, and just digging around in laryngitis and quite a bit of discomfort. reply. Neither can I interrupt when Im Paul asks me how many cans of dog
there can damage them. Not to mention So I am now on strict vocal rest. Not a regaled with a particularly horrifying food we have left, Im reduced to looking
what can happen when the tube thats peep. Not a get down! directed at the story of a late Uncle who had the same like Trigger, trying to answer by repeat-
inserted via the mouth so that you can cats, or a whoa directed at a horse. Not procedure and never got his voice back. edly striking a hoof on the floor.
actually breathe during the surgery. And a single word. For weeks. Ive never seen Frustratingly, I cannot mention the On the bright side, neither can I reply
I have an incredibly long neck. Quite Paul quite so jubilant. fact that the Uncles daily habit of four to how the new ding in the drivers side
frankly, I have mulled the idea of making No, I may not yell at the television packs of Lucky Strikes may have been a of his car got there, or why his new
a living by charging people to watch during the news or interrupt a baseball contributing factor. Frankly, Im amazed razor got so dull...But it worked wonder-
me swallow a grape.The voice sounded game to ask, How did Uncle Ben die in anyone allowed this man indoors. Cer- fully well at all those broken threads on
pretty good by the time I peeled off the Spiderman? Neither can I ask him if tainly Im forced to listen more. This is the back of the sofa where the cats had
super glue (you think Im kidding) that hes changed his pillow cases since the difficult because Im not a great listen- clawed!




Staff reporter
laws in City
of Greer?
ummer has definitely
With the recent 90 degree
Q: Im still hearing fireworks weather and the Fourth of July
in city limits. Is there no law or holiday last week, summer is in
ordinance against this? full swing.
Schedules become more flexi-
A: Yikes! If fireworks were 50 ble with school not in session.
percent off last week, theyre As a result, many families
practically free now. travel to visit relatives, take
Last week in the mailbag we vacations or just get away from
tackled the issue of lingering the daily grind of everyday life.
firework noise after the fourth. Growing up, I remember trips
But since some of you are to the lake and to the beach.
still waking up to the booming When I was in high school,
sounds of patriotism, we asked we often took day trips to Lake
the city for specifics. Hartwell, where we floated on

According to folks at the tubes, swam to the Georgia
City of Greer, municipalities GUEST EDITORIAL coast and explored.
may not ban the use of fire- We also hiked trails at Paris

Open government initiative

works because the discharge of Mountain and Table Rock.
fireworks is permissible under About once a year, during the
state law. summer, we would take a trip
A city can regulate the time to the beach; in high school,
and place fireworks may be I usually went with my youth

has come a long way in SC

discharged, but violations are group.
enforced using a civil, rather As I moved away, I have still
than criminal penalty. enjoyed traveling.
Fireworks are not regulated I lived in Barnwell, South
in the City of Greer other than Carolina, for about a year and
the fact that they are prohib- It was ten years ago this month that plans a half, and I liked to make the
ited during parades and city began to develop for what became the states Let your public officialsknow three-hour drive to visit my
events (unless approved by the Fiscal Transparency Website -- one of the first parents.
City). such sites in the country. that you expect nothing less than The chance to leave behind
If the disturbance continues The goal was toprovide citizens easy access the cares of everyday life is
for a long period of time or to details about how state government spends full transparency in government refreshing.
at irregular hours, the police their money. When I returned, I often saw
department could make a de- At the time, the idea of making itemized, operations. my surroundings with renewed
cision regarding disturbing the monthly reports of state agencies expenditures perspective which reinvigorat-
peace or other charges. available on the Internet was considered revo- creases atSouth Carolinaspublic colleges has ed my resolve to do my best.
For those of you still setting lutionary. Today, however, every state has such been added. There are many places to
them off, try to do it at a time a website. These enhancements are part of an ongoing visit both near and far.
that is considerate of your Over the past decade, the open government effort to make as much information as possible Some nearby activities in-
neighbors. movement has flourished: More information is readily accessible to citizens. clude any of a number of local
Whether they are a veteran on the web, and in easy to find formats. Meet- Several recent changes to state law are de- Farmers Markets, including
with PTSD or a family trying to ings of public bodies are being live-streamed on signed to increase transparency. Elected of- Greer, Taylors and Greenville.
keep their pets calm, its hard the Internet. Laws requiring public officials to fice-holders now must disclose their sources of Just a little bit farther, South
on everybody waking up to fire- provide government records to citizens are be- personal income under an ethics reform mea- Carolina has both mountains
works in mid-July. ing strengthened and modernized. sure intended to help weed out conflicts of in- and beaches.
If you would like to submit a Here in South Carolina, nearly 40 towns, cit- terest. And a bill signed into law in May limits Other states feature national
question to the mailbag, please ies and counties now voluntarily show their how much time public officials can take to re- attractions, such as the Grand
email or itemized expenditures on the web. All ofthe spond to records requests, as well as how much Canyon in Arizona, the Oregon
call 877-2076. statesschool districtsare now required to post they can charge citizens for copies of records. Trail, the Old Faithful geyser
their transactions online, as are all public col- Even in Congress there are encouraging signs located in Yellowstone National
leges and universities. on the transparency front. A bipartisan group Park in Wyoming and more.
Visitors to the Comptrollers Office web- of lawmakers have sponsored the Open Govern- In the Bible, God called His
site,, can find links to state contracts ment Data Act, which would put federal data people sojourners.
with vendors, as well as information about trav- online in a downloadable and machine-readable 1 Peter 2:11 says, Beloved,
el costs for each state agency, economic devel- format. I urge you as sojourners and
opment grants, and the revenue impact of the The open government movement has come a exiles to abstain from the pas-
states various tax credits and exemptions. long way in the past ten years. But theres much sions of the flesh, which wage
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | In June, the latest round of enhancements
to the Fiscal Transparency Website were an-
more that must be doneif the sun is to truly
shine on government. Some officials will always
war against your soul.
Hebrews 13:14 says, For
nounced. Visitors to the site can click links to search for excuses to make decisions behind here we have no lasting city,
Submission guidelines see if theyre owed money under the Treasur-
ers Unclaimed Property program, view cam-
the scenes, keep records out of public hands,
or otherwise create obstacles to transparency.
but we seek the city that is to
paign contributions to political candidates, Citizens have a bigrole to play in the transpar- Philippians 3:20-21 says, But

he Greer Citizen accepts Let- track spending bills supported by each of our ency movement. Let your public officialsknow our citizenship is in heaven,
ters to the Editor. Letters states Congressmen, and see whos paying that you expect nothing less than full transpar- and from it we await a Savior,
should be 125 words or less lobbyists to get influence at the State House. ency in government operations. The next time the Lord Jesus Christ, who will
and include a name and a phone Theres also a link to see how lottery proceeds apolitician asks for your vote, remindthem transform our lowly body to be
number for verification. are being used (Because lottery revenuesand that trust is a two-way streetand that citizens like his glorious body, by the
The Greer Citizen reserves the expenditures arenot processed through the have a valid right to know how public business power that enables him even to
right to edit any content. statewide accounting system that my office op- is conducted and can be trusted with the infor- subject all things to himself.
Letters to the Editor can be erates, the state had previously been unable to mation.
mailed to 317 Trade St., Greer track these funds). | 877-2076
29651. Forinformation aboutthe growing cost of This guest editorial was submitted by South Carolina Comptroller Richard Eckstrom
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202 W. Poinsett St., Greer 877-4253
Eastside Worship Center Christian Outreach 106 West Rd. 848-0308
BENSON Freedom Fellowship Greer High 877-3604
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601 Taylors Rd., Taylors 268-0523
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Faith Temple 5080 Sandy Flat Rd., Taylors 895-2524
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2:45 p.m. at Forest Hills family received friends

Funeral Home prior to the
funeral service at 3 p.m.
following the service in
the Garden Room of the
The Greer
held in theStribling Me-
morial Chapelofficiated
Chapel. A private grave-
side service will be held at Citizen
by Chaplain Dwight Wag- Coleman Memorial Ceme-
ner. tery, Travelers Rest.
In lieu of flowers, me- Weekend Outlook
Billy James Clay morials may be made to Hot, Humid Weather Returns
Trinity Lutheran Church, The rest of the week and the weekend will 85/68 Iso. showers
85/66 Iso. showers
Louise Jones Boswell Billy James Clay, 57, 421 North Main Street, see a return of heat, humidity, and afternoon
(Gaithersburg, MD) passed Greenville, South Carolina thunderstorms. We expect afternoon storms
Louise Jones Boswell, away on February 2, 2017 29601. and hot weather to continue this weekend with
83, passed away Sunday, after a brief illness. He is highs in the high 80s and low 90s on both
July 9, 2017, at McCall survived by his wife Nan- Saturday and Sunday. Hot temperatures will 87/70 Iso. showers
Hospice House. cy Snow Clay and one son,
Mary Melton stay with us next week with highs in the lower 87/70 Iso. showers
90s and chances for afternoon storms.
A native of Greenville Christopher. Mary Melton, 83, passed
County, a daughter of the He is also survived by away on Monday, July Thursday Moonlight Movies
91/73 Iso. showers
late Malcolm Stewart and his mother Sara Ross Clay 10, 2017. She was a mir- Where: Greer City Park 90/71 Iso. showers
Thalia Neely Jones; she of Greer, SC, his father acle the moment she was
was the widow of Hughes Gerald R. Clay (Esther) of born into the world as a 2 Date: Thursday, July 13
Kenneth Ken Boswell, PA. Siblings, Gerriss Clay pound preemie born at six 6:30-10 p.m.
who passed away July 6; a Klant (Robert) of San Di- months to the late Toy Lee
retired employee of Liber- ego, CA, Angela Clay Cook and Florence Alberta Bar- Temps: Partly sunny, storms and hot.
ty Life Payroll Department (Jim) of Adamstown, MD, bare Pearson and the wife 88 to 82. 92/74 Iso. showers
93/73 Iso. showers
and a member of First Barry Clay (Kim) of Nine- of the late Clyde Melton.
Baptist Church. ty-Six, SC, and Beth Clay of She was the owner of
Surviving are a daughter, Olney, MD. Clydes Auction Barn and
Karen Boswell Blakeney Billy spent his childhood was previously employed
(Scott Alan) of Travelers in Abbeville and Due West, with JP Stevens. 85/68 ISO 85/66 ISO
84/65 ISO 85/63 ISO
Rest; a son, Boyce Boswell South Carolina. As a young Survivors include a son,
91/75 ISO 87/73 ISO
(Deborah Gosnell Boswell) man, Billy won many Jerry L. Trotter and wife, 92/78 ISO 89/75 ISO
of Inman, four grandchil- awards in martial arts. He Sharon; a daughter, Bren- 90/71 ISO 88/71 PS
dren, Kenneth Bradford enjoyed the simple things da Southern and husband, 92/70 ISO 91/70 PS
Blakeney, Andrew Boswell in life such as fishing and Wayne; seven grandchil- 95/74 ISO 92/73 ISO
Blakeney, Sarah Katherine hockey with his son. A dren; fifteen great-grand- 84/67 ISO 87/67 SUN
July 16 July 23 July 30 Aug. 7
Blakeney and Scott Clark man of few words, Billy children. She was prede-
and two great-grandchil- had a big heart and a gen- ceased by two sons, Robert
dren, Zoey Marie Blakeney erous spirit. and Stephen Trotter. Wednesday Thursday Friday 91
and Eva Clark. In addition His funeral service will The family will receive 69
90 91 93
to her husband, she was be Friday, July 14, 2017 at friends on Wednesday,
72 73 73
also predeceased by a sis- 3 p.m. Reception to follow July 12, 2017 from 7 p.m. 2.32
ter, Nelle Eugenia Tosland. in the parlor. Service will until 9 p.m. at Stribling Fu- Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 31.73
Funeral services for Lou- be at Washington Baptist neral Home. Funeral Ser- +7.07
91 89 89 90
ise Jones Boswell and her Church, 3500 N. Hwy. 14, vices will be at 1 p.m. on
73 71 70 70 6:24 AM
husband, Hughes Kenneth Greer, S.C. Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:44 PM
Ken Bowell, were held at Stribling Funeral Home
11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, William Jeffrey Greene Jr. Chapel with Rev. Trey
2017, at The Wood Mor- Thompson officiating. In-
tuary conducted by Dr. William Jeffrey Greene terment will be at Hillcrest
Doug Mize and Mrs. Dottie Jr: son of the Father, son, Memorial Gardens.
Bryson. Burial followed in brother, uncle, friend and The family will be at
Woodlawn Memorial Park. gifted architect. home.
Visitation was held 6 William Jeffrey Greene The family request that
p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Jr. died May 14, 2017 at memorials be made to Mc-
July 10, 2017, at the mor- New York Methodist Hos- Call Hospice House, 1836
Pallbearers were Tommy
Williams, Paul Lister, Don-
pital, Brooklyn, NY, sur-
rounded by his loving
family. He was born March
West Georgia Road, Simp-
sonville, SC 29680.
Condolences may be
HOTEL: Could come to downtown Greer
ald Guy, Tim Thorne and 16, 1963 in Charleston, SC made at www.striblingfu- FROM PAGE ONE
Butch Miller. to William Jeffrey Greene
Memorials may be Sr. and Donna Foxworth Under the proposed
made to the Greer Com- Greene. Azilee A. Wham contract, Sycamore Greer
munity Ministries, 738 S Jeffrey was a graduate will test soil and ground-
Line Street Ext., Greer, SC of Blue Ridge High School, Azilee Allen Wham, 93, water on the property,
29651 or the Lions Club Clemson University with of Greer, went to be with the notice states. If sig-
SightFirst, Post Office Box a degree in Architectural the Lord on July 8, 2017. nificant contamination is
1985, Greer, SC 29652. Design and the University Born March 1, 1924, in found, Sycamore Greer
The family will be at the of Virginia with a Master's Athens, Georgia, she was will be required to take
home. Degree in Architecture. the daughter of Birdie additional steps to protect
Online condolences may He worked for several ar- and General Allen. Or- human health and the en-
be made at www.thewood- chitectural firms in New phaned at an early age, vironment. York, including Richard she was raised at her be- According to a sign
Meier & Partners and Skid- loved Thornwell Orphan- posted recently, Patel of
Jerry Campbell more, Owings and Merrill. age, where she met her Sycamore Greer LLC has
While working at SOM, he lifelong love, Tom at 12 agreed to assess this site KAELYN CASHMAN | THE GREER CITIZEN
Jerry Lee Campbell, was the site architect for years of age. They married for potential contami-
age 70, of 491 Chapman the Time Warner Center when Tom was drafted at nants. Based on these This sign is posted to the building at 104 N. Main St., Greer.
Roadpassed away at his and 7 World Trade Center. the outbreak of WWII and findings, a clean-up that
home on Saturday, July He took his love of Clas- were together for 63 years is consistent with the con- which developed hotels in Carolina.
01, 2017. sic Country and Bluegrass before Tom's death, 10 tract may be required. Tennessee. Sycamores properties
A native of West Virgin- music to New York and years ago. Now they are Patel graduated from In 2006, he lead Syca- include Holiday Inn Ex-
ia, he was the son of the converted many of his united again and arein the the University of South more through its asset press and Suites, Hilton
late Vernon Lee and Violet friends and coworkers arms of Jesus. Carolina with a degree in reorganization plan and Inns, TownePlace Suites
Louise Perry Campbell.He into country music fans. She leaves behind her Management and Finance disposed of all Tennessee and Home 2 Suites.
was of the Baptist Faith Left to mourn his death daughter Patsy Wham in 1996 and joined Syca- hotels in order to focus
and was self employed. but to cherish sweet mem- Robertson; granddaugh- more Investment Group, future growth in South | 877-2076
Survivors include one ories are his parents, ters, Tricia Robertson and
son, Jerry Lee Campbell Jeff and Donna Greene; Angela Robertson; great
of Clinton; one step-son, brother and sister-in-law, granddaughters, Heather
Joseph Allen Davis of Blue Marcus and Lisa Greene; Rook and Madison Reamer
Ridge; four daughters, La- nephew, Alex Greene; and great great-grandson,
wanda C. Pruitt of Gray niece, Elizabeth Greene; Brandon Rook.
Court, Jessica Campbell his former wife and best She was predeceased by
of Joanna,Kimberly C. friend, Brigitte Prat and her husband, Tom Wham,
Inman of Travelers Rest stepdaughter, Lulu Prat. and grandson Rondal Kyle
and Dazzlin L. Campbell He is also survived by Robertson.
of Anderson; four broth- uncles, Scott Greene and There will be a private
ers, Donnie Campbell of his wife Carla and Roland family service. Donations
Buffalo, WV, Eddie Walker Styles; three aunts, Linda may be made to Thornwell
of Ravenna, OH, Michael Foxworth, Sandra F. Baum- Home for Children, Clin-
Walker of Anderson and berger and her husband ton.
Steve Walker of Elkhart, Julius, Sharon F. Armitage Online condolences may
IN; five sisters, Patricia and her husband, Frank. be made at www.thewood-
Whiteand Dianna Mer- Many cousins and many,
ritt both of Fountain Inn, many friends are also left
Betty Moore of WV, San- to grieve his passing but
dra Conzemius of TX and to remember the good Obituaries can be emailed
Carolyn Boreman of OH; times. to or
nine grandchildren, three Jeffrey was preceded dropped off at 317 Trade St.
great grandchildren and in death by his grand- Deadline: noon Tuesday.

PROJECTS: Take shape in 10-year plan

a grandson raised in the parents, Rufus and Ruth
home, Allen James Camp- Brooks Foxworth and Bill

bell. and Sammie Lee Phillips
Also preceded in death Greene and an aunt, Wan- ONLINE
by three brothers, Bobby da Foxworth Styles. FROM PAGE ONE funds into this program beginning until several
Campbell, Gary Campbell A Memorial Service was each year to save as many tax increases have taken
and Larry Campbell; and held June 29, 2017 at 1 View Obituaries of rural roads, and to re- lives as possible. place.
one sister, Beverly Lynn p.m. in the Charles E. Dan- online at place 465 bridges across The Upstate will see The new funding will
The family received
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safety features added to
12 stretches of particular-
trickle into the Mainte-
nance Trust Fund at first,
friends on Wednesday, vice was officiated by the Our roads fell into ne- ly dangerous rural roads, said Hall in a press release.
July 5, 2017 from 1 until Rev. Susan Crowell. The glect over a 30-year pe- including sections of S.C. But as funding increases
riod, said Christy Hall, Highway 14 and U.S. High- over the next six years,
South Carolina Secretary way 25. South Carolinians and our

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lieve the 10 year plan can ever, warn that citizens more road and bridge con-
make great strides in re- should not expect to see struction all over the state
building our system. large amounts of work with each passing year.

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Taylors man shot ARRESTS: Five local residents booked on charges


on the phone of a specific

approach in some cases
and very hard in others.
The situation itself kind
of dictated how we ad-
head down tonight, when
you say your prayers, and
when you thank God for
what you have, make sure
BY KAELYN CASHMAN into custody. Some [children] dont NO dressed specific cases. you thank Him for those
STAFF WRITER Investigators from the even know that theyre a PHOTO The downloading and investigators because they
Violent Crimes Unit on the victim because theyre so AVAILABLE dissemination of child step in and intervene,
Taylors resident Richard scene interviewed witness- young, he said. Theyre pornography are two of Lewis said. Theyre the
Mendez, 50, died last Fri- es and gathered evidence. subjected to such acts, the main topics addressed wall that protects you
day night from a gunshot Austin Cole Mendez, and theyre subjected to Hargave Smith by the ICAC unit. and your family, so make
wound to the head. Richards son, was charged such torment and torture We rolled up on one sure that you remember
The Greenville County with murder and posses- that this affects these chil- scene, Lewis said. It was them when you say your

Sheriffs Office respond- sion of a weapon during dren for the rest of their in a court of a cookie cut- prayers tonight because
ed to the incident at 1 a violent crime in connec- lives, and they may not FROM GREER ter neighborhood. Theres those men and women are
Bay Point Way, Taylors, at tion with the incident. even know why. two guys that are sitting jeopardizing their own
around 11:39 p.m. He is being held at the Lewis encouraged stu- out on the hood of a car, integrity, both physically
Upon arrival, deputies Greenville County Deten- dents to talk with a guid- when I get there, two dep- and psychologically, to be
located Mendez, suffering tion Center. ance counselor, teacher or uties, and theyre talking out there to intervene on
from at least one gunshot, parent. The GCSO is also to each other. I get out, your behalf.
and took a male subject | 877-2076 available at 23-CRIME. and Im like, Hey, guys, The GCSO hosted an
Let us know that you I appreciate your hard event in the past sever-
think that you are the work. Thank you for be- al weeks on investiga-
Cook Johnson
Duncan Police
victim, and we will come ing here. I know this is tive techniques to deal
talk to you, Lewis said. not what you wanted to with ICAC cases across
We will help you to walk When I do when you got up this the county, and 23 peo-
through this. talked to morning, but I appreciate ple from South Carolina,

install drug box

these in- you being here. North Carolina and Florida
ICAC UNIT vestiga- And the look on their attended, Lewis said.
The GCSO developed the tors when faces immediately told me We want to be the lead
ICAC unit to prevent such I stepped that I had to ask the ques- agency in South Carolina,
In continued efforts to and this medication drop situations. into office, tion, How are you? he Lewis said. We want to
combat the opioid epidem- box will help reduce the That is why we creat- Moscaritolo they were continued. The response be at the forefront of this
ic in Spartanburg County, amount of unwanted med- ed this unit, Lewis said. dedicated from one of the investi- problem. We want to be
The Forrester Center for ications that are easily Thats why weve worked to address- gators was, Ill never get who everyone looks to as
Behavioral Health (The accessible to anyone that in conjunction with the ing this problem, he said. those images out of my a model to deal with these
Forrester Center) and the wishes to misuse them. attorney generals office. They wanted to address head. This is something cases.
Duncan Police Department When we ask youth in Thats why the depart- this problem. that Ill remember for the Im begging the peo-
(DPD) have partnered to Spartanburg how they ment of homeland secu- From the deputy to ser- rest of my life and not in a ple of South Carolina, the
install a new 68-gallon typically access prescrip- rity is a key asset to the geant levels, the GCSO good way. sheriffs, the chiefs, ad-
prescription drug drop tion drugs without a valid Greenville County Sher- networked to make the dress this problem, he
box. prescription, the number iffs Office in pushing this ICAC unit, that has since FUNDING IS KEY continued. Identify these
The drop box, which was one response is from their agenda forward to elimi- been one of the best units Short-term aid for the people. Apply some man-
purchased by The Forrest- family/friends medicine nate this problem. Ive ever seen, Lewis said, officers is available, but power to it. Go to your
er Center, is housed within cabinets. These cases are real, with the work, effort and the sheriff is looking for county council. Go to your
the Duncan PD (50 Hughes Items that will be ac- he continued. These are the energy, the ethics, the more help. city council. Go to your
Street). cepted includes: Prescrip- predators that are local. morals, the drive to ad- Funding is really where city administrator. Go to
The drop box is open tions (including Patches These are people that are dress this problem. the key is, Lewis said. I your county administra-
to the public, and medi- and Ointments), Over-the- your neighbors. These These people, these need to develop a long- tor.
cations can be dropped Counter Medications, Vita- are people that live here. deputies, these investiga- term program for these The GCSO is seeking to
off anonymously Monday mins, and Pet Medications. These are people that you tors, both men and women deputies to be helped. increase the manpower of
through Thursday from Items that will not be ac- work with. compromise their own in- Im looking for anyone the ICAC unit.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cepted includes: Needles, The ICAC unit began tegrity. They compromise who has a plan in place, We need a reoccurring
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 Inhalers, Aerosol Cans, with five investigators in their own psychological he continued. Ive met budget for technology,
p.m. Thermometers, Lotion/ January, who have been safety and well-being so with multiple people. for computers, for certain
We are very excited to Liquids, Hydrogen Perox- investigating a back log that our county can be Many people, however, systems that we need to
partner with the Duncan ide. of 60 cases as well as new protected. see a government entity identify these people,
Police Department to pro- With the continued rise ones. These investigators ex- and milk it for money, Lewis said. We need a re-
vide the community with of the abuse of prescrip- When I stepped into amine the evidence in or- he said. occurring budget specifi-
increased access to this tion medications, we are office January 3, we had a der to issue search war- Were developing a cally for ICAC.
safe and secure way to proud to partner with The back log of 60 cases, Lew- rants and make arrests. program, Lewis said. I About one out of four
dispose of unwanted med- Forrester Center in their is said. They were sitting During the course of hope that program is im- viewers of child porn be-
icines and pharmaceuti- effort to get unused med- there, and its not because this investigation, I went plemented sooner rather come contact offenders,
cals, said Susan OBrien, ication disposed of prop- the investigators didnt out on some of these than later. Lewis said. Offenders are
Executive Director of The erly, and to keep it out of want to work them. Its search warrants, Lewis Since the inception of liable to serve 25 or more
Forrester Center. One of the hands of persons who because the investigators said. When we went out, ICAC, the GCSO has issued years in jail.
the primary pathways to wish to misuse it, said did not have the time or we used specialized teams 143 warrants and arrested
heroin use is the abuse Chief C.E. Long, Duncan the resources or the man- to execute these warrants. 21 people. | 877-2076
of prescription drugs, Police Department. power to work these cases. We were very soft in our So, when you lay your

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Seniors setting the tone on D-Line BILLY

BY BILLY CANNADA teams that have passed championships, so thats a

A veteran defensive line

through, he said.
Jackson played his high
school ball at Union Coun-
plus for our players. They
know what it takes to get
is hoping to set the tone ty before moving on to Aside from Greers se- ts almost August, yall.
for the Yellow Jacket de- Clemson and a stint with nior talent, Jackson said And August means
fense this fall. the San Diego Chargers. he also expects contribu- football.
Led by seniors Travigea Jackson, along with sever- tions from younger guys, What a dark, dark time
Ware, Tyrick Smith and al other defensive coaches, such as Quack Cohen, Mc- this has been for sports
Jalen Terrell, Greers de- is no stranger to success. Zavion Holley and Jaimya- fans across the nation.
fensive front is hoping to When youre work- he Rice. Each offseason seems
establish its dominance ing with guys like coach We have a few young more long and grueling
early and often this sea- (Bob) Massullo and coach guys that I feel like are go- than the last.
son. (Travis) Perry, they were ing to contribute in a big I know I can finally see
This is probably one of coaching when I was play- way, he said. the light at the end of
the more mature groups BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN ing, Jackson said. I al- Weve got spots where the tunnel, which is why
that Ive had, Defensive ways knew the mentality we feel really comfort- I wanted to go ahead and
line coach Rashaad Jack- Quack Cohen will join the Greer defensive line this season. these guys brought and able. We know if we put throw out my way-to-
son said. We have a lot of they come to play. Now certain guys out on the early high school football
leadership on this defen- that is going to have an last time playing in a Greer were adding some new field, theyre going to go predictions. As always,
sive line and impact on everybody else. High uniform. You have to faces and were all able to do their jobs. dont get mad at me if
thats I try to remind the enjoy these moments and feed off each others ideas. Greer runs its defense I get this totally wrong,
some- guys that this put your stamp among These guys have played sets with four down and I reserve the right to
thing is their some of the great Greer and coached in state SEE JACKETS | B3 change these predictions
should anything develop

over this next month.

These are just my obser-
vations from summer

workouts so far.

Fans R

I really like this of-

fense. The development

of Dre Williams, along
with talent such as Trey
Houston and Quay White
should make developing a

game plan very simple for
Will Young and his staff.
If you can put the ball

in these players hands,
PHOTO | SUBMITTED good things are likely go-
ing to follow. Throw in an
North Greenville coach Shellie Robinson, right, earned offensive line that keeps
Player of the Week honors in her Fast Pitch league. getting better and a de-
BY RYAN HANRAHAN fense that is always solid,

NGU softball coach

FOR THE GREER CITIZEN and Greer is once again
a contender for a region
At youth soccer games in South Carolina title. Expect the jackets to
this September, you might be surprised by finish in the top 2 of the
the lack of noise com-
ing from the sideline.
That quietness will
Robinson honored peach blossom when all is
said and done.

largely be attributed to Vote in our poll North Greenville assis- with a .636 batting average 2. BLUE RIDGE
the South Carolina Youth at tant softball coach Shellie with an on base percent- Now let me go down
Soccer Associations Robinson earned player age of .643. Robinson also the road a few miles. Blue
(SCYSA) new guidelines to of the week honors from totaled three extra base Ridge is an interesting
attempt to cut down on heckling of players and the National Pro Fastpitch hits to go along with six team because they have
referees during games. (NPF) organization for her RBI, four of which came a good quarterback and
The memo, outlining the guidelines for what performance on the dia- on a grand slam. She fin- some weapons at receiv-
SCYSA is calling Silent September, was posted mond last week. ished the week in the top er, but depth is always
on the organizations website in late June. It read, Robinson reached base five in nine offensive cat- going to be an issue. With
in part: Due to continuing problems/issues with safely in seven of her 11 egories including slugging a number of guys playing
SEE SOCCER | B3 at bats, finishing the week SEE ROBINSON | B3 both ways, the Tigers
cannot afford to have an
injury-riddled season like
they did in 2016. Jake
Smith is getting better at
quarterback and, under
a new offense, it will be
interesting to see how
they use his skillset.

Eastside might be the
biggest question mark
coming into 2017. The
Eagles have gone through
a significant amount of
change since making the
playoffs last fall. With
a new head coach and a
new approach, Eastside
will likely have some
growing pains in the early
PHOTO | SUBMITTED PHOTO | SUBMITTED going. That being said,
they do have Chance
The Northwood 10U team claimed a district title last week. The 11U All-Stars advanced to the State finals after winning districts. Pride and Jordan Morgan
on their roster. These
guys are flat-out play-

Northwood Little League hunts state title makers and guarantee

the Eagles a spot in the
playoffs again in 2017.
Where they will finish in
BY BILLY CANNADA gionals in North Carolina. the Tournament of State been very, very good, he portunity to play for a title the standings is another
SPORTS EDITOR Its been great. The kids Champions in Greenville, said. Between Northwood in July. question.
are wonderful, Jason North Carolina to take on and Greenville, its always The GBC 8U team went
The competition in All- Dawsey, the teams head teams from Georgia, Flor- been really competitive. to Lexington last week to 4. RIVERSIDE
Star baseball is heating up coach, said. We get to ida, North Carolina and Ive seen a lot of quality compete, although they Phil Smith has had
in July, and several local coach a lot of them during Tennessee. players in both leagues. were unable to advance a roller coaster ride at
teams remain in the mix. the regular season, and The Northwood 10U Mi- Yes, you do see a spike further. The 12U team Riverside during the past
The Northwood 11U they work hard. Theyve nors are also playing in the in interest when one of (Ozone) will travel down four years. After going
Majors won their district been practicing four days state tournament in Sum- your locals makes it to to Hartsville on Friday for winless his first year, his
tournament last week, ad- a week since June, so its merville. They will return the World Series, but over- opening ceremonies of the team made the playoffs
vancing to the state tour- nice to see all this hard this Thursday in hopes of all, Northwood has had state tournament that be- in 2014, before going
nament at Corey Burns work paying off for them. winning a state title. very successful programs gins on July 15. winless again in 2015
Field. We just want them Dawsey said Northwood, through the years. The 8U and 12U pro- and coming up short of
In the state tournament, to have fun, he said. which recently had a 12U grams have won back-to- the postseason in 2016.
the 11U team topped Aik- Theyve done all the hard team make it to the Little MORE REC BASEBALL back district champion- Riverside does have two
en, Summerville and Lau- work, now its just time to League World Series, is Northwood teams arent ships. really good quarterback
rens. Northwood needs play ball. continuing its tradition of alone in competing for options coming back,
only one more win over The winner of the state excellence. state championships. Two | 877-2076 however, in Andrew
Laurens to advance to re- championship advances to Northwood has always GBC teams also got the op- SEE CANNADA | B3

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Bell holds off Jones

for truck series victory
BY REID SPENCER in proper position for a 4 (Bell) trying to make
NASCAR WIRE restart. But he returned a move, Rhodes said.
to the lead lap with a free Then I saw him start to
Christopher Bell sur- pass as the highest scored come down on me so I
vived an accident and an lapped car and took the started backing out, and
early spin to win Thursday fight to Bell for the final as we were going down to
nights Buckle Up In Your 35 laps of the race after the groove we just all ran
Truck 225 NASCAR Camp- passing John Hunter Ne- out of room. I was trying
ing World Truck Series mechek for the second to give everybody as much
race at Kentucky Speed- spot on Lap 114 of 150. room as I could. Just un-
way. During the final 10 laps, fortunate. I know all the
Bell picked up his third Jones closed to the rear restarts everybody was
victory of the season, his bumper of Bells Toyota, going as hard as they can.
first at Kentucky and the but couldnt find a way They were four-wide in
fifth of his career, hold- around his rival. front of me, so I was try-
ing off runner-up Brandon Kentucky native Ben ing to do what I could with
Jones by .187 seconds at
the end of a closing 32-lap
Rhodes won the first 35-
lap stage, but elation soon
what I had. Just unfortu-
nate we couldnt come out
green-flag run. turned to abject disap- a little bit better for our
This is pretty spe- pointment after a restart Safelite team. We had a lot
cial, Bell said in Victory on Lap 42, after Rhodes of people here tonight to

Lane. We had our ups made a pit stop and took watch the race. Sorry I let
and downs. Practice (on the green flag in 13th. them down. Just a big mis-
Wednesday) didnt go very On the restart lap, take on my part. Miscalcu-
well, but we had a real- Rhodes made a move on lated it, and just need to
ly fast Tundra, and (crew the bottom, creating a reevaluate our situation Riverside Baptist Church
chief) Rudy Fugle made three-wide logjam with this year and try to get us hosted its Blitz Football
great calls from the pit Christopher Bell in the in the playoffs. Camp for rising fifth-eighth
box after I made a mistake middle and TJ Bell on the For Enfinger, the wreck graders on Monday night.
and spun out. outside. The trucks ran out ended a string of four
That mistake came on of room as they entered straight top-five finishes.
The event goes through
Lap 27, with Bell sliding Turn 3, with Christopher They just crashed in July 14 and cost is $25. The
out of control in his No. Bell moving down slightly front of us there, Enfin- church is located at 1249
4 Kyle Busch Motorsports on Rhodes Tundra, which ger said. I think it was South Suber Road across
Toyota. But by the time di- had gotten loose entering everybody just aggressive from Riverside High School.
vergent pit strategies sort- the corner. on restarts, but youve got
ed out for a restart on Lap Rhodes spun up the to be. Its so hard to pass. Photos by
83, Bell was back at the track into the path of Its just crazy on these re- Preston Burch
front of the field. ThorSport Racing team- starts. Its what makes the
Jones had his own is- mate Grant Enfinger, Camping World Truck Se-
sues, going a lap down and both trucks were de- ries so exciting, but youve
after NASCAR penalized stroyed in the collision. got to go for it on those re-
him for failure to line up I was underneath the starts, unfortunately.

Truex survives to win at Kentucky Speedway

BY REID SPENCER grab second place. Even and Chicagoland). On Lap
NASCAR WIRE on new rubber, he had 88, after the start of the
nothing for Truex, who led second stage, Brad Kes-
After all was said and a race-high 152 laps. elowskis No. 2 Ford got
done, the dominant car Yeah, I dont know loose on the entry to Turn
won the race but not what we could have done 3 and collected Clint Bow-
without extreme compli- to beat him, said Larson, yers No. 14 Ford. Johnson
cations. who retained a one-point couldnt avoid the wreck
With just over a lap to go lead over Truex in the in front of him.
in Saturday nights Quak- championship standings. The car felt great,
er State 400 at Kentucky He was obviously pretty Johnson said. I feel like
Speedway, Martin Truex fast with the lead there. It we were probably in the
Jr. held a lead of more would have been fun to get position for a good top
than 15 seconds over sec- to race him because I felt five tonight, with all
ond-place Kyle Larson, like I had the second-best things considered. But, the
with only eight cars re- car today; and it would No. 2 car (Keselowski) got
maining on the lead lap. have been interesting to into the corner and he was
But before Truex could get a restart with him ear- sideways before we got
take the white flag signal- lier and get to hang with there. I feel like the car on
ing the final lap, the en- him that last run there. the outside of him (Bow-
gine in Kurt Buschs Ford But we brought the Tar- yer) left him some room.
expired, dumping oil on get Chevy home second But then, talking to
the 1.5-mile track. Under after not being able to Brad inside (the infield
the caution, only Truex qualify and having to start care center), he said he
stayed out, with all other last in the race and then was just sideways before
lead-lap cars coming to pit having my speeding penal- he ever got to the corner.
road for fresh tires. ty there. I guess I was just And I thought I almost
I thought we were a little too fast leaving my had him missed. I really
dead, Truex said. I SARAH CRABILL | GETTY IMAGES stall and got a penalty. So thought I had him missed,
thought we were done. Ive got to clean that stuff and I just clipped him with
On old rubber and with Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, celebrates up. Im mad at myself my right front. It broke
a hard shove from Larson, that I made that mistake. something in the suspen-
who lined up behind him
in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 I dont really know if it sion and took me into the
in the outside lane, Truex presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on July 8 in Sparta, Kentucky. affected the outcome, but fence.
surged past Kyle Busch you never know. Keselowski confirmed
through the first two cor- than that of second-place of the race had only in- Larson (on the final re- Chase Elliott came home the diagnosis after both
ners and held the lead un- Jimmie Johnson. creased Truexs anxiety, start) helped us a bunch. third, followed by Joe cars had retired from the
til a wreck behind him at Its just this is com- despite his colossal lead. Larson started the race Gibbs Racing teammates race, Keselowski in 38th
the end of the first over- pletely unbelievable, said Worried every lap, wait- in 40th because his car Denny Hamlin and Kyle and Johnson in 39th.
time lap caused the ninth Truex, who is tied with ing for a caution, Truex failed to pass inspec- Busch. Erik Jones, Truexs I just wrecked it, Ke-
caution of the night and Johnson for the series said. Especially at the tion before qualifying. In Furniture Row Racing selowski said. It stinks.
froze the field with Truex lead in victories this sea- end. Youre counting them the first 80-lap stage, he teammate, ran sixth, with I got loose into (Turn) 3.
in the lead. son. Im so excited to win down you know 30, the charged forward to the Jamie McMurray, Joey Lo- I was underneath the 14
The victory completed here. It felt like we had a last 30, the last 20, the last third position but sped on gano and Kevin Harvick (Bowyer). I was trying to
a perfect night for Truex, shot last year and it got 10 and then you get inside pit road during caution be- finishing seventh through lay up and give room but
who won the first and away from us on fuel mile- of five, and youre like Oh tween stages and restart- ninth, respectively, as the just spun out as soon as
second stages and then age and just wanted to win my god, theres no way ed at the rear of the field only remaining cars on the I got anywhere near the
took the checkered flag. here so, so bad after that. theres not going to be a on Lap 88. lead lap. corner.
The win was Truexs third This is sweet redemption. caution, and sure enough Again he charged For Johnson, the jinx I wrecked myself and a
of the season, his first at Before Kurt Buschs en- there was. through the field, and continued at Kentucky, bunch of other guys. Its
Kentucky and the 10th of gine blew, the green-flag Fortunately (I was) able when the cars lined up for one of three active tracks part of it I guess, but not a
his career. Truex increased run after the second stage to hold them off. This the final restart in over- at which the seven-time part that you have to like.
his series-leading playoff had extended to 100 laps, thing was just so stout to- time, Larson took advan- champion hasnt won (the
point total to 28, 12 more and the final minutes night. A good push from tage of four new tires to others being Watkins Glen

Busch outruns Blaney for 88th XFINITY win

BY REID SPENCER tires and that kind of got I thought we were going to cars reached the start/fin-
NASCAR WIRE These guys keep getting better, and we us behind there with two get by the 20 (Jones) and ish line for the initial green
pit stops to go. set sail. The caution came flag, the field bunched
As Kyle Busch spun just bide our time a little bit as we did And then some of those out and we were debating up, and the cars of Bren-
his No. 18 Toyota wild- guys came in again. Obvi- on whether to pit or not. dan Gaughan, Black Koch,
ly during his celebratory today. ously, our car was really Its easy to look back Brandon Jones, Ryan Reed
burnout at Kentucky fast out front, and once on it now and say that we and Michael Annett were
Speedway, the right rear I got in clean air, I didnt should have stayed out damaged in the resulting
tire exploded with an au- Kyle Busch think anybody had any- and seen what happened. I melee.
dible pop after it hit the thing for us. thought the right call was Jones fell out immedi-
drain below the apron. Chevrolet blew up in Turn in Turn 2 brought out the Blaney restarted at to pit, and we just had a ately, Gaughan was elimi-
It was an astute call by 3, dumping fluid on the eighth and final caution the back of the field and violation. That stings. It nated by a subsequent ac-
crew chief Eric Phillips track to necessitate the on Lap 167. Busch re- charged to second place, almost stings worse run- cident on Lap 7, and Reed
that enabled Buschs tires seventh caution of the af- mained out front the rest passing third-place finish- ning all the way up there dropped out after 55 laps
to survive long enough to ternoon. of the way and got some er Erik Jones for the run- and finishing second than because of overheating.
win Saturday afternoons Thats when Phillips, help when Ryan Blaney, ner-up spot on the final if we would have finished Annett and Koch were able
rain-delayed Alsco 300 thinking several moves whose No. 12 Ford was lap. But Blaney ran out of 10th or something. to continue and finished
NASCAR XFINITY Series ahead, opted for four tires. arguably the fastest car in time where the win was Kevin Harvick, who 16th and 23rd, respective-
race at the 1.5-mile track. Busch lost six positions to the race, was penalized for concerned and crossed stayed on track with Bus- ly, but those opening mo-
In effect, Phillips was teams that opted for two- a runaway tire during his the finish line 1.097 sec- ch for the final restart, ments set the tone for wild
the architect of Buschs tire stops, but by Lap 148 final pit stop on Lap 168. onds behind Busch, who held onto fourth place. Ty restarts that would follow.
second victory this sea- he had passed Joey Loga- These guys keep get- won from the pole for the Dillon ran fifth, followed Series leader Elliott
son, his fourth at Ken- no, who had two runs on ting better, and we just 35th time. by Logano and William By- Sadler ran 12th and main-
tucky and the 88th of his his left-side tires, for the bide our time a little bit as We got it really good at ron. Justin Allgaier, Daniel tained a 45-point edge
career, extending his own third position. we did today, Busch said. the end, Blaney said rue- Hemric and Tyler Reddick over second-place By-
series record. Busch, the The four-tire call en- We did what we needed fully. We were good all completed the top 10. ron, who fell short in his
pole winner, was leading abled Busch to stay on the to do to be there at the end day. I thought we were the There was no shortage attempt to win a third
on Lap 129, when the en- track and inherit the lead and gave it our best oppor- best car all day, personal- of action from the outset straight race.
gine in Joey Gases No. 52 when Ray Black Jr.s crash tunity there. We took four ly. Before that last caution. of Saturdays race. As the

A SPORTING VIEW | SOCCER: Rule will impact

Luxurious spectator cheering in Sept.
life of FROM B1
Grandma will still
Stephen sideline behaviors on the
parent/spectator touch- get to cheer for
line and the impact that
Curry inappropriate behavior
has upon our youth, es-
Johnnys first goal.
pecially youth referees; We are allowing
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN SILENT SEPTEMBER for all non-verbal cheering
The Newberry womens soccer team will play a 17-match schedule in 2017. SCYSA sponsored league

f Stephen Curry never games, statewide, at all during play and

Newberry announces
scores another point for levels.
Golden State, hell still The announcement, verbal cheering
be worth every penny of which quickly picked up
the supermax contract local and national media when the ball is not

new soccer schedule

he signed with the War- attention, has also been
riors on the first day of circulating on social me- in play.
free agency. dia with many mixed reac-
The deal, which will pay tions.
Curry $201 million over Head womens soccer season with consecutive Homecoming weekend. Most of the negative at- Burns Davison
the next five seasons, is coach Deedee Alexander home games Aug. 31 and Another matchup of note tention has focused on SCYSA Rules and Compliance
the largest in NBA history. has released Newberrys Sept. 2 vs. Lees-McRae and is Newberrys trip to Alba- one small section of the Board Chair
When you judge Currys 17-match schedule for the Lander, respectively. The ny State on Oct. 16, part memo that states: All par-
performance over the past 2017 season, highlighted South Atlantic Conference of the Golden Rams wom- ents and visitors shall be ing, cowbells, thunder
few years -- three NBA by eight home dates at the slate begins with a Sept. ens soccer programs in- silent during the game. No sticks, vuvuzelas, and sim-
Finals and two champi- Smith Road Complex. 13 trip to Coker, while the augural season. cheering, no jeering; just ilar types of manual noise-
onships, record-setting I think weve got a home opener a week later The Wolves also trav- enjoy your player and the makers, are among the
regular seasons and challenging schedule vs. Catawba opens a three- el to both Carson-New- game that they love. types of non-verbal cheer-
playoff runs its clear thats going to really test match SAC homestand to man (Sept. 16) and Le- Online commenters have ing that will be allowed,
that he is well worth the us this season, Alexan- close out September. noir-Rhyne (Oct. 28), the this section of the guide- according to the SCYSA..
risk going ahead. But if der remarked. We go to Family Day will take conferences two postsea- line punishes the majori- Davison said that SCYSA
youre Warriors owner Joe Carson-Newman and Le- place during a Sept. 30 son representatives last ty of parents who are not believes that heckling has
Lacob, you can look back noir-Rhyne who were both matchup with Tusculum, season. The game against causing problems, for the no place in youth soccer
to how much youve made NCAA Tournament teams who finished in a three- the Bears will be the reg- actions of the minority of and that the measures be-
to know hes worth the last year and weve got way tie atop the SAC ular season finale. 2017 parents who are. ing taken will, in the long
investment. some great nonconference standings last season and SAC Womens Soccer Burns Davison, SCYSA run, help to enhance the
matchups as well. And narrowly missed an NCAA Championship play be- Rules and Compliance game of soccer and make
When Lacob with eight games at home Tournament appearance. gins on campus sites on Board Chair, hopes to it more enjoyable.
our fans will have plen- Mars Hill will be the oppo- Tuesday, Oct. 31, with the make it clear that these Were trying to change
bought the team, ty of chances to watch us nent for the Wolves annu- semifinals and finals set guidelines are being put in a culture, Davison said. It
compete. al Senior Day game on Oct. for Nov. 3 and 5 in Rock place to protect the young [heckling] serves no posi-
the Warriors were The Wolves begin the 21, which also falls during Hill. players and referees from tive purpose. This [guide-
harassment, not to stop line] is all about having a
worth $450 million. spectators from enjoying conversation and getting

NASCAR legends to pace

the sport. peoples attention.
Today, theyre Grandma will still get Although SCYSA offi-
to cheer for Johnnys first cials dont believeSilent
worth $2.6 billion. goal, said Davison. We September will be the
are allowing non-verbal perfect solution for the

When Lacob bought

the team, the Warriors
were worth $450 million.
field at Bojangles 500 cheering during play and
verbal cheering when the
ball is not in play.
Clapping, foot stomp-
heckling problem, the or-
ganization hopes it will
start a conversation.

Today, theyre worth $2.6 Two legendary NASCAR SCAR Cup Series victories and Dale Earnhardt for
billion. Thats an astound- Hall of Famers, Richard overall. Petty also recently the win. Elliotts victory
ing return on investment. Petty and Bill Elliott, will celebrated his 80th birth- earned him a special place
Ludicrous, even. So ludi- pace the field for the 68th day on July 2, which was in NASCAR history and the

crous, it has NBA players running of the Monster recognized with much fan- title Million Dollar Bill
actually criticizing the Energy NASCAR Cup Se- fare during the Coke Zero from that day forward.
Curry deal as being too ries Bojangles Southern 400 race weekend at Day- What a day, what a
small. 500, scheduled for Sun- tona International Speed- day. Elliott said during
Lebron James was the day, Sept. 3 at Darlington way. the winners interview.
first to speak out on the Raceway. With Darlington cele- Thank the good Lord for
deal on Twitter because
he is the King and as we
Petty will lead the field
in his 1967 Plymouth, fol-
brating the 1985-89 era
of the sport for its throw-
looking out for me today.
We didnt outrun em, we
CALL 864-877-2076
all know, Twitter is the lowed by Elliott, who will back weekend, one of outlasted em. RATES
communication medium serve as the honorary pace NASCARs most memora- Were honored to have 20 words or less: $13.50 first insertion
of choice for kings and car driver, piloting a Ford ble moments came in the two of NASCARs greatest
presidents in todays Shelby GT350 Mustang 1985 Southern 500, when legends, Richard Petty and Discount for additional insertions
world. pace car, as the field goes Elliott won the Winston Bill Elliott, pace the field DEADLINE
So tell me again why green for the iconic race. Million. Elliott had already for the 68th running of the 5pm Monday
theres a cap on how Pettys win in the 1967 won the Daytona 500 and Bojangles Southern 500, for insertion Wednesday
much a player should Southern 500 turned out Winston 500 at Talladega Darlington Raceway Pres- TERMS
get?? Dont answer that. to be his one and only vic- Superspeedway earlier in ident Kerry Tharp said.
Steph should be getting tory in the famed Labor the year, but following an Their accomplishments Cash in advance. We accept Visa, MasterCard,
400M this summer 5yrs. Day weekend classic. Pet- 18th place showing at the in our sport and at Dar- American Express, and Discover Card
-- LeBron James (@King- ty led an astounding 345 Coca-Cola 600 in Char- lington will be celebrat-
James) July 1, 2017 of a possible 364 laps in lotte, Elliott needed a win ed during our throwback
James is taking issue a dominant victory. Only at Darlington to secure the weekend and we are excit-
with the salary cap in three other drivers led $1 million prize. ed that our fans will have
the NBA, the cap that laps in the entire race On Sept. 1, 1985, after the opportunity to see NOTICES
PUBLIC NOTICE or within five miles of the
Curry head-butted with David Pearson (12 laps), taking the pole for the these two NASCAR heroes business; and,
his deal. James feels that Buddy Baker (6) and Don- Southern 500, Elliott man- lead the field to green. NOTICE All real estate ad- (5) the name of the appli-
Curry was worth double, nie Allison (1). aged to pass race leader Petty was part of the in- vertised in this newspaper is cant and the address of the
and its hard to argue the The 2017 season marks Cale Yarborough with just augural class of inductees Subject to the Federal Fair premises to be licensed.
fact. What team owner the 50th anniversary of over 40 laps to go and nev- into the NASCAR Hall of Housing Act of 1968 which Protests must be mailed to:
wouldnt want to see their Pettys win in a career that er relinquished the lead, Fame in 2010. Elliott was makes it illegal to advertise S. C. Department of Reve-
teams value increase four culminated with 200 NA- fighting off Yarborough inducted in 2015. any preference, limitation or nue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box
or five times over? discrimination based on race, 125, Columbia, SC 29214-
The NBA has a collective color, religion, sex, handicap, 0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-
bargaining agreement and familial status, national origin 0110.

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a salary cap, designed to or an intention to make such 7-12,19, 26

control costs and increase preference, limitation or dis-

ownerships profits. It crimination. This newspaper NOTICE OF
will not knowingly accept
works by calculating a FROM B1 bodies out there, Jackson
percentage of the leagues
revenue from the previ-
ous season. It allows for
linemen, but that four
isnt set in stone.
said. Our guys are able to
communicate, so where
one guy might see some-
any advertising for real es-
tate which is in violation of
the law. Our readers hereby Notice is hereby given that

the field
teams to pay over the cal- I can put any guy in thing different, hes able informed that all dwelling ad- MAHARAJ, LLC d.b.a ALL
culation to a degree, but there right now and ex- to point that out to the vertised in this newspaper AMERICAN LIQUOR 2 in-
then the team is charged pect them to contribute, next man. Having differ- are available on an equal op- tends to apply to the South
a luxury tax. For this he said. We work with a ent eyes out there benefits FROM B1 portunity basis. Carolina Department of
coming season, the salary lot of guys and do a lot your whole team. 7-5,12,19,26-TFN Revenue for a license/permit
cap was set at $99 million of different rotations, so I As Greer enters the 2017 Brown and Logan Dibene- that will allow the sale and
and the luxury tax was at cant really say I have guys season, Jackson is making detto. If the spring game NOTICE OF
NOTICE OF OFF premises consump-
$119 million. Thats the I would label as starters. sure to inform the defen- is any indication, the de- APPLICATION tion of beer, wine and liquor
formula that was used to Jackson said his posi- sive line that nothing is fense has gotten a lot bet- APPLICATION at 3033 WADE HAMPTON
pay Curry. James -- and tion group has a chance going to come easy. ter as well. The Warriors BLVD, TAYLORS, SC 29687.
every other player in the to be the catalyst for the Everyone notices Greer, will have an uphill climb, Notice is hereby given that To object to the issuance of
league -- feels that market team. but now were the guys however, as they play in a MAHARAJ, LLC d.b.a ALL this permit/license, written
factors should prevail. We have this talented that have to come up and very tough region. AMERICAN LIQUOR 1 in- protest must be postmarked
The NBA players associ- group of guys right now, prove ourselves, Jack- tends to apply to the South no later than July 28, 2017.
ation will be renegotiating so we have to make sure son said. We know were After failing Carolina Department of For a protest to be valid,
the bargaining agreement theyre getting on the field not the team everybody Revenue for a license/permit it must be in writing, and
next year, and James and theyre able to help is talking about anymore. to make the that will allow the sale and should include the following
himself will be a part of produce, Jackson said. Greer is no longer at No. OFF premises consumption information:
the team of negotiators. If We feel like the defensive 1 in the state in AAAA. postseason for of beer, wine and liquor at (1) the name, address and
the past is any barometer, line might be one of our Thats not us right now. 14158 E. WADE HAMPTON telephone number of the
I wouldnt expect own- strongest points on the So, we have to create an the first time in a BLVD, GREER, SC 29651. person filing the protest;
ership to budge. Owners team, because these guys identity, and thats what To object to the issuance of (2) the specific reasons why
seem to like profits, have been working togeth- theyre trying to do. We decade, the Rebels this permit/license, written the application should be
and they have shown a er the most and theyve want to bring that dog protest must be postmarked denied;
willingness in the past to been consistent. fight like Greer has done will be mad, too. no later than July 28, 2017. (3) that the person pro-
lock out players, endure Consistency, however, for so many years. For a protest to be valid, testing is willing to attend a
strikes and still get their comes from a good rota- 5. BYRNES it must be in writing, and hearing (if one is requested
way when alls said and tion. | 877-2076 Youll see your typical should include the following by the applicant);
done. You have to keep fresh Byrnes roster in 2017. information: (4) that the person pro-
Maybe this time, things Speedy athletes, hard hit- (1) the name, address and testing resides in the same
will be different. Maybe ters and A LOT of players telephone number of the county where the proposed
the luxury tax will have a capable of scoring. After person filing the protest; place of business is located
higher ceiling, and guys
like Lebron James can col-
lect hundreds of millions
ROBINSON: Earns POW failing to make the post-
season for the first time
in a decade, the Rebels
(2) the specific reasons why
the application should be
or within five miles of the
business; and,
(5) the name of the appli-
more for bouncing a ball FROM B1 ball team with the NPF. will be mad, too. I predict (3) that the person pro- cant and the address of the
up and down a court. At She helped lead the Cru- a return-to-form season testing is willing to attend a premises to be licensed.
the end of the day, its percentage, doubles, runs saders to their first Con- for Byrnes, and maybe hearing (if one is requested Protests must be mailed to:
always good to remem- scored, batting average, ference Carolinas Cham- even a deep playoff run. by the applicant); S. C. Department of Reve-
ber one thing: It could on base percentage, home pionship last season as When you have players (4) that the person pro- nue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box
be worse ... you could be runs, and stolen bases. well as the programs first like Rahjai Harris at run- testing resides in the same 125, Columbia, SC 29214-
playing for the New York Robinson plays for the appearance in the NCAA ning back, youre going to county where the proposed 0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-
Knicks. Akron Racers, a pro soft- tournament. have a chance to win a lot place of business is located 0110.
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Byrnes students hoping to make difference

With school supportto stores, plural.
Formerly, teachers
Members of the Interact
Club generated and voted

clothing would try to meet person-

al needs on an individual
basis when it was brought
on the names for the indi-
vidual shops: Byrnes Bou-
tique (girls clothing and

closet to their attention. How-

ever, with a 45.3 percent
student poverty rate at
accessories); Rebel Racks
(boys clothing and ac-
cessories); Rebel Reserve
BY JULIE HOLCOMBE the school according to (formal and career attire);
STAFF WRITER District Fives 2016 Report Command Central (head-
Cards, Dodson recognized quarters); and Off-Season
One dedicated teach- that the needs could be Storage.
er, several involved stu- better served with a store, Repurposed book-
dents and a community and presented the concept shelves no longer needed
of faithful supporters are to Principal Todd Hardy. in classrooms after the
spending their summer renovation will display
knee-deep in jeans, shoes,
handbags and hangers in
PRICE LIST | clothing along with hang-
ing rods that will be in-
order to make a difference Jeans..............................................$5 stalled along the walls. An
in their school. Shirts, tops, skirts.......................$3 Amazon wish list has been
Byrnes High science T-shirts...........................................$1 created for other equip-
teacher Rhonda Dodson, Shoes...................................... $3-$5 ment including rolling
along with her Interact Accessories/Prom...............Varies racks and size dividers.
Club volunteers, began A DonorsChoose grant PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN
working the week after I think its great. Any- to purchase socks and
school was out on their thing we can do to help undergarments was ful- Rhonda Dodson, Skyler Tipton, Gabrielle Butz and Alexander Butz, left to right, have
largest service project the students, Im all in fa- ly-funded within a week of spent the summer creating Byrnes Highs Clothing closet.
since the clubs organiza- vor of it, he said. Weve posting.
tion in Februarya school got almost 1800 students We are a fortunate dis- complete make-up work,
clothing closet. in the building. Some are a trict, so we have a lot of attend club meetings, or
This is something Ive little more fortunate than students that are giving shop/volunteer in the
wanted to do for proba- others, and I think this and a lot of the commu- stores, which will initially
bly a decade, and we nev- meets a tremendous need nity members that are be open on Tuesdays and
er had the space for it. So for our community. giving, Dodson said, add- Thursdays.
its always in my mind, Dodson asked friends ing that The Middle Tyger The stores will be oper-
said Dodson, a former In- on social media to begin Community Center, The ated and managed by stu-
teract Club member her- collecting clothing dona- Carpenters Table and dents, who will get work
self, who introduced the tions, and just three weeks numerous church groups experience by stocking
idea at Byrnes. When the after official collections also provide food to fam- and pricing.
new wing opened up in began, the project had ilies in need.
February, then that freed grown to include five sep- Clothing and hanger INTERACTING
up these spaces to be uti- arate spaces holding boys donations will be accept- Interact Club is the
lized for the storesAnd and girls clothing, shoes, ed throughout the year in youth division of Rotary
it emerged from a store book bags, lunch bags and the school lobby during International which focus-
thanks to the community accessories. normal hours (7 a.m.-4:45 es on teaching leadership
p.m. Monday-Thursday skills and promoting ser-
during the summer), and vice above self to children
a receipt of donation is ages 12-18. The Byrnes
available if requested. chapter is sponsored by
Of special need now are Spartan West Rotary Club. PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN
clothing in sizes above The club is used to help
small, items for boys and further the community Rhonda Dodson modeled her merchandise displays on
hangers. and to provide social ser- those she saw at Carols Hope, a thrift store that supports
Were in a shortage vices that are not provided children with cancer.
for the boys, said Skyler by the community itself,
Tipton, Interact President. Tipton said. We are trying the project, her brother is the school walls and Dis-
Our biggest need now to amass the community excited to see the group trict Five community by
is getting men to donate into a group for further- meeting physical needs in purchasing a survival box
the clothes that would ing the social skills, lead- an atmosphere traditional- with matching funds from
be needed because right ership and the community ly known for its education- the Spartan West Rotary
now we have almost triple itself to make it the best it al offerings. Club. The boxes provide
in womens compared to can be. I feel like its more fun emergency shelter and
mens. The Byrnes Cloth- The stores are expected to watch someone else necessities to victims of
ing Closets will be open to to be open beginning with happy instead of just help- natural disasters, such as
all Byrnes High students, the school year, a moment ing them with school. Its the recent flooding in Co-
regardless of need. Items that Interact Club Vice more than just school, lumbia.
will be available at a nom- President Gabrielle Butz is said Alexander Butz, In- Down the road, when
inal cost, and arrange- looking forward to. teract member. You know the stores are well-stocked
ments can be made for I like watching it all you have clothing there and making a profit, I
free store credit for those come together, knowing that people need and that would like to give back to
needing assistance. that its for a good cause people want. Its not just the community, she said.
Principal Hardy is im- and knowing that when for people that cant af- For more information
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN plementing a new Power it all comes together that ford it, its for everyone. about Byrnes Clothing
Hour in the coming year its going to make stu- Eventually, Dodson Closet, visit the schools
Interact Club volunteers sorted, folded and hung donated during which students can dents happy, she said. hopes that the clubs im- Facebook page.
clothing to be displayed in the stores. eat lunch, serve detention, After volunteering with pact will extend beyond

Greer experience breaks stereotypes for students

BY KATIE CRUICE SMITH The best experience [for
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN us] has been seeing her
language skills improve,
When French students said Stephanie Kuchle,
Alexandre, Justine and who is hosting Coralie for
Coralie first came to the the monthalong with
United States at the begin- Kuchles husband, Phil,
ning of June, they had no and their three children.
idea what to expect from Its benefitted us because
their American host fami- weve learned that theres
lies. more to their country than
But after almost a just Paris. Weve also done
month of living the aver- more activities together as
age southern American a family because we want
life, their views of America to show her so much.
have changed dramatical- Coralie has been more
ly. than pleased with her host
We had some stereo- family and is hoping to
types before we come come back again next year.
[sic], and we were wrong, I came to discover a
said Alexandre. Like, we new country, said Cora-
thought that people in lie, and to speak English
big cities were rude, but because its a good lan-
we were really wrong. We guage.
arent a part of the [Amer- The French students
ican] family, but we seem have had the opportunity
to be. to discover what the aver-
Justine agreed, In age American family does
France, if you dont know each dayespecially in
the person, then you usu- the South in the summer-
ally dont talk to them. But time. They have tried new PHOTO | SUBMITTED
everyone in the stores in food, learned about the
America wants to talk to different ways Americans Pictured here are (back): Phil Kuchle, Stephanie Kuchle, Carolina Templin, Winyah Templin; (middle): Alyssa Alexander,
us. worship, gone swimming, French student Justine, French student Coralie, French student Alexandre, Cameron Templin, and Melody Templin;
The three students are traveled to the beach and (front): Kathryn Kuchle, Tyler Kuchle, and Bradly Kuchle.
part of a larger group of Dollywood, ventured on
French kids, ages 12 to 18, a whitewater rafting trip, just to make the trip. They each other a few times a kind of like going to col- may look different for
who are invited to come and gone shopping at the are also required to fill week. lege and meeting your new each host family, many
to the States for several mall. But each one of them out a mountain of paper- One of the hardest roommates. But we would families request students
weeks during the summer agreed that the thing they work, starting in October things for the Student Ex- definitely do it again. year after year after be-
in order to practice their liked the most was meet- and filling out different change is to find host fam- Alyssa Alexander agrees ing a part of the exciting
English skills. Student ing the people. forms over several months ilies for the French stu- that the program has been program. This group of
Exchange, run locally by We have really enjoyed through May. dents each summer. Many worthwhile for her family French students will be
Raluca Goineau, works meeting the American Students apply from all people are away a lot on as well. As hosts to Jus- saying au revoir to Ameri-
with programs, such as people, said Coralie. over the country, but Alex- vacation, or a lot of people tine, the Alexanders have ca this Friday, but another
Terre des Langues of They are very kind and andre, Coralie, and Justine are nervous about what tried to show her what its group has already arrived
France, to connect Amer- good. happen to attend the same life will look like adding like for typical American and will be here through
ican host families with The cost for the students schoolSainte Ccile a foreign teenager to their teenagers like Alyssa (who July.
French students for the to come to America is ac- and have been paired with family. is 13 years old). For more information
summer. The program not tually quite steep--$3,000 families from Suber Road The first year is a little Its been fun, said Al- on becoming a host family
only benefits the students plus spending money Baptist Church in Greer, difficult because you are exander. Its been fun to next year, contact Winyah
but also gives American but the students work making it easier for them learning what to expect, learn some French, too. I Templin, who is the local
families a chance to expe- hard to earn the money, to acclimate to meeting said Kuchle. It takes would like to do it again representative, at 275-
rience a different culture asking for donations for new friends as they have about one to one-and-a- next year. 7130 or winyah76@yahoo.
as well. birthdays and Christmas the opportunity to see half weeks to adjust. Its While the experience com.
The Greer Citizen


Theatre season
Vin Diesel in The Fate of
The Furious
tickets available
COUCH THEATER | The Warehouse Theatre
is selling season subscrip-
ding, but two.
Eugene ONeills A
tions now for its upcom- Moon for the Misgotten
BY SAM STRUCKHOFF ing season. tells the story of James
The season features two Tyrone, Jr. and Josie Jan.
NEW RELEASES Pulitzer Prize winners 26-Feb. 10, 2018. During
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 10 in Clybourne Park and one moonlit night, as the
The Flick, the Eugene love-struck Josie seems to
PICKS OF THE WEEK ONeill classic A Moon for claim him as her own, the
The Fate of the Furi- the Misbegotten, Shake- drunken Jamie drowns in
ous (PG-13) -- Dom (Vin speares Much Ado About a wave of self-pity and re-
Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Nothing, the political morse.
Rodriguez) are on their comedy Bloody Bloody The Flick follows three
honeymoon, and the Furi- Andrew Jackson, and underpaid employees as
ous crew enjoy a moment the brand new play The they clean the aisles and
of peace -- that is, until the Cake. attend to one of the last
mysterious Cipher (Char-
lize Theron) enters the Roaring The season leads off
with Clybourne Park, a
35-millimeter film pro-
jectors in central Massa-
picture, threatening and satire which spans two chusetts. Show dates are
coercing Dom into going
rogue to do her nefarious good time generations 50 years apart
and explores the line be-
March 9-24, 2018.
Shakespeares Much
bidding. But his team isnt tween race and property Ado About Nothing cen-
going to stand for her ma- Dakota and Friends through characters and ters on the foibles of two
neuvering, not when fam- Dinosaur show visited Jean settings borrowed from A pairs of lovers, Beatrice
ily is on the line. They go M. Smith Branch Library Raisin in the Sun. It will Benedick and Claudio and
in for the rescue, and must Tuesday (above). Zoe be on stage Sept. 22-Oct. 8. Hero April 20-May 5, 2018.
bring Dom home and stop Clanton, left, and Brooke The new comedy, The Bloody, Bloody An-
Ciphers sinister plot. This Roseveare had mixed Cake, will be on stage drew Jackson will round
billion-dollar gang of big reaction to the dinosaur Dec. 1-17. It tells the sto- out the season June 8-30,
names (Dwayne Johnson, ry of Jen, who lives in 2018. This musical sat-
Tyrese Gibson, Chris Lu-
show (left). New York, but has always ire of Americas seventh
dacris Bridges, Jason dreamed of having her president, Andrew Jack-
Statham, Kurt Russell, Photos by wedding back home in son, follows him from the
Scott Eastwood) brings Preston Burch North Carolina. Her late campaign trail all the way
the speed with complex, mothers best friend is through the White House.
earth-shaking stunts and thrilled to create Jens For more information,
cars that will drive you wedding cake until she re- visit warehousetheatre.
over the edge of your seat. alizes there isnt just one com.
bride involved in the wed-
Smurfs, The Lost Vil-
lage (PG) -- The beloved

blue forest creatures are
back at it, this time on a Harris Cashes Out
girl-power adventure with July 14-29

To Do
Smurf Villages only lovely Abbeville Opera House
lady: Smurfette (voiced by theabbevilleoperahouse.
Demi Lovato). After Smur- com
fette spies what she thinks
is another Smurf in the Million Dollar Quartet

forest, she and pals Hefty July 20-Aug. 12
(Joe Manganiello), Brainy NEW LISTINGS Centre Stage
(Danny Pudi) and Clumsy
(Jack McBrayer) defy Papa MOONLIGHT MOVIES TO 233-6733
Smurf and go on a delight- SHOW ANGRY BIRDS
fully determined mission Moonlight Movies will Planetarium Shows
to find the Lost Smurf Vil- return to Greer City Park July 25-Aug. 17
lage. Armed with a handy Amphitheater Thursday, Roper Mountain
map, the four friends are July 13, with The Angry Science Center
hot on the trail -- with Birds Movie.
Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) The movie is free to the
and posse not far behind. public. I Feel The Earth Move
What they find will shock Preshow activities in- Aug. 4-13
and delight, and in the clude free inflatables, line Greenville Little Theatre
end, bring meaning and dancing, and a chance to
clarity to Smurfettes life. win awesome door prizes. 233-6238
Julia Roberts, Michelle Ro- Movies start at dusk ev-
driguez and Ellie Kemper ery Thursday night during Really Good, Really Big,
also star. the summer. Really Cheap Book Sale
Concessions will be Aug. 12-13
Norman: The Moder- available for purchase. McAlister Square
ate Rise and Tragic Fall Children 16 and under
of a New York Fixer (R) must be accompanied by Greenville Zoo has installed a video monitor for guests to view the baby Amur leopards 467-3456
-- Richard Gere stars as an adult at all times. (above) until they are ready to go on live exhibit.
the titular Norman, a man
who, cell phone ever in festivals such as Bluegrass lation are loosed upon a
hand, embodies the be- NIGHT RETURNS on The Waccamaw, Reno world where inequity and
hind-the-scenes operator, Lyman Outdoor Movie Fest, many town festivals, jealousy already reign?
exuding influence both Night will return Thurs- auditoriums and Dolly- When suspicion, xenopho- Butterfly Adventure Bill Cashman
real and imaginary. As a day, July 13, at 8:30 p.m. wood. bia, and distrust flourish, Through July 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists Guild Gallery
hustler and strategist with the movie Trolls. The concerts are held how can love survive? How Roper Mountain of Greenville
he wheedles an invitation The free event will be Fridays from 7-10 p.m. in can we decipher the truth Through July 31
to a dinner party from held at the Lyman Am- Greer City Park. when lies and deceit be-
young Israeli dignitary Mi- phitheater at the corner Concessions will be come commonplace, and a Tall Tale Tuesdays Blowing in the Wind
cha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), of Community and Pacific available. persons word is no longer July 11, 18, 7 p.m. Doris Turner exhibit
and in a display of cachet streets. their bond? Center for the Arts Artists Guild Gallery
and largess, he buys the GREENVILLE ZOO HOLDS Show times are Thurs- of Spartanburg
man a very expensive pair TUNES IN THE PARK CAMP, WELCOMES BABIES days-Saturdays at 8 p.m. Through July 28
of shoes. The man is im- TO FEATURE NEW RIVER Greenville Zoo still has and Sundays, July 30 and Bastille Days Greenville Reception: July 20, 5-8 p.m.
pressed and a connection Greer Cultural Arts openings for several of its Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. July 14-16
is made. Years later, when Councils Tunes in the Zoo Camp 2017 classes. For more information, Embassy Suites Riverplace
Micha becomes prime Park free concert series A variety of activities visit warehousetheatre.
minister of Israel, it seems will continue Friday with including animal encoun- com.
Normans credibility is set New River Bluegrass. ters, games, experiments,
-- but then, there is the The group began in crafts and zoo keeper ARTISTS GUILD TO HOLD
fall. Its an exceptional 2004 with the four mem- talks are offered in divi- FLAMINGO NIGHT
performance by Gere, with bers, Barry Long on banjo, sions from 3-14 year olds. The Artists Guild of
appearances by Michael Mike Johnson on guitar, For more information or Spartanburg will host Fla-
Sheen,Steve Buscemi, Chuck Price on fiddle, and to register for remaining mingo Night with Eliza-
Charlotte Gainsbourgand Dwayne Brown on bass. spaces, visit greenvillezoo. beth Bagwell on Thursday,
more. They began by performing com. July 27, from 6:30-8:30
in churches, fundraisers, The zoo also invites p.m.
Shot! The Psycho-Spir- and small events. visitors to welcome their Local artist Bagwell will
itual Mantra of Rock After the groups first newest residents. Ocelots guide visitors through the
(NR) -- Come for the icon- CD titled Crying Holy, Oz and Evita had a second process of making silhou-
ic album covers, and stick New River added Mike litter of kittens on March ette art from upcycled ma-
around for the back story Mullins on mandolin 8. The two males were terials. All supplies and
as director Barnaby Clay and bass vocals, and lat- named Pancho and Lefty materials included.
presents the charismatic er added Andy Smith on by public votes. For more information,
stylings of an honest to lead guitar and vocals for Two Amur leopard cubs contact Nikki Hicks at
god rock and roll photog- the Heart on the Run were born April 29 to par- 764-9568 or nhicks@spar-
rapher named Mick Rock. project. This project, on ents Jade and Nelkan. Al-
Yes, thats his actual name the Pisgah Ridge Label of though not yet old enough
and, yes, if you love music, Cross Roads Music, ex- to be on exhibit, Green- GREENVILLE ZOOTUNES TO
youll want to listen to his panded their music na- ville Zoo has installed a FEATURE THE REVIVALISTS
stories. Never self-aggran- tionally and produced a #1 video monitor to allow The PNC Bank ZooTunes
dizing, filled with humor song on the Singing News guests to see inside their Concert Series will feature
and life, Rocks reminisces Bluegrass Charts. The den as they grow. The The Revivalists on Friday,
include Lou Reed, Queen, group has recorded five gender of the cubs will be Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.
Debbie Harry, David Bow- CDs and has performed at announced following their The event will offer beer,
ie, Iggy Pop and more. first physical exam. wine and food in addition
to the concert. Guests
TV RELEASES WAREHOUSE THEATRE must be at least 21 years
The Magicians, Season STAGES OTHELLO of age.
2 The Warehouse Theatre The concert supports
Underground, Season 1 will stage Shakespeares the Greenville Zoo Foun-
and 2 Limited Edition Othello, adapted and dation, a non-profit or-
The Missing, Season 2 directed by Anne Kelly ganization that serves as
Class: Series 1 From the Tromsness and Maegan an independent commu-
Universe of Doctor Who Azar, July 20-Aug. 6. nity outreach group with
Set in a stark, not-so- financial, resource, and
(c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc. distant future, the tour- advocacy support for the
ing production asks the needs of the zoo.
questions: What happens For information, visit
when evil and manipu-

Sense of smell, taste

likely gone for good
DEAR DR. ROACH: I and unusual apparent
am an 86-year-old male TO YOUR cause in your case. It wor-
who unfortunately lost my ries me that your new doc-
sense of smell and, to a GOOD HEALTH tor was so casual about
large degree, my sense of this loss: It IS a big issue,
taste as a result of taking and it sounds like he may
fluticasone propionate KEITH not have evaluated you for
nasal spray (50 mcg, one ROACH, M.D. other possible causes.
spray in each nostril once
a day). This drug was pre- ***
scribed by my doctor. Af-
ter finding out that I could ANSWER: I certainly DR. ROACH WRITES:
not smell fresh coffee found the warning that I got some good advice
even when I put my face fluticasone, like other na- about my column on im-
over the open container sal steroids, can cause proving patient-physician
and sniffed, I knew I had alterations in taste and communication. One tip I
a problem. smell. However, I couldnt received, and one which I
I mentioned this to find in the published liter- often recommend for my
another doctor (the pre- ature a case of someone patients, is to make a list
scribing doctor had trans- losing his or her sense of of the important ques-
ferred), and he casually smell entirely from nasal tions you want to ask your
mentioned that that hap- steroids. Some blood pres- doctor. Another is to bring
pens and that it could sure medicines have been someone with you. Final-
take a year to come back. known to do it, as can ly, doctors can help by
Well, the year has come nutritional deficiencies, providing not only verbal
and gone, and I havent tumors and Sjogrens syn- advice, but written advice
regained my sense of drome. Exposure to some as well. This isnt always
smell. The literature that chemicals can cause tem- necessary or even possi-
accompanies this drug porary loss of smell. Alz- ble, but often it can really
does mention that a possi- heimers and Parkinsons improve the patients un-
ble side effect is the loss diseases sometimes cause derstanding.
of the senses of smell loss of sense of smell.
and taste. But this comes Anytime the sense of ***
only after reading through smell is lost, most peo-
more than five columns of ple notice a dramatic loss Dr. Roach regrets that
small prin. of taste as well: This may he is unable to answer in-
It may not seem like a be because the aromas of dividual letters, but will
big deal to be unable to food are the most import- incorporate them in the
smell the coffee, but I am ant contributor to flavor. column whenever possi-
also unable to smell nat- Unfortunately, after a ble. Readers may email
ural gas, and living in a year it is likely the loss questions to ToYourGood-
house with a furnace, hot will be permanent, and
water heater, clothes dry- I dont know of any way To view and order health
er and cooktop stove all to bring it back. When re- pamphlets, visit www.rb-
powered by natural gas, it searching your question,, or write to
becomes a serious prob- I found many references Good Health, 628 Virginia
lem. I am hoping that you to studies that looked at Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.
can give me some advice fluticasone as a treatment
as to how I can restore my for loss of sense of smell, (c) 2017 North America Synd., Inc.
senses of smell and taste. which gives further evi- All Rights Reserved
-- T.K. dence to the unfortunate

Soap Updates
BY DANA BLOCK Josslyn continued down
the wrong path. Nina held
THE BOLD AND her ground. Sonny used
THE BEAUTIFUL Oscar to his advantage.
Quinn was worried Carly grew increasingly
about the stability of her skeptical. Felicia had a
marriage after Eric moved warning for Bobbie. Na-
out. Bill was more than than received a call from
happy to assist in any Amy. Lucy was the bearer
way possible when Steffy of sad news. Dante failed.
told him of her plan to Kikis good intentions
reunite Thomas with Car- backfired. Wait to See:
oline. Sheila visited Eric Sonny receives an omi-
after learning he was her ABC | CRAIG SJODIN nous text message.
neighbor at the hotel.
Steffy had an ulterior mo- Laura Wright stars as Carly THE YOUNG AND
tive when she suggested on General Hospital THE RESTLESS
to a reluctant Caroline At Crimson Lights, Mari-
that she visit more often. basted him for coming for- ah asked Sharon if it was
Ridge shared with Brooke ward. Chad offered Theo a possible to get over the
his theory about Sheilas new opportunity. Abigails love of your life. Victor
return and her strategy to suspicions about Dario told Nikki that he want-
redeem herself with those continued to grow. Nicole ed her concert to mark

shes wronged. Sally was and Eric felt uneasy about the beginning of the next
upset after hearing Thom- a memory they had from phase of their life togeth- THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering
as and Caroline discuss- the Martin house party. er. Later, Victor promised
ing their past together. Abigail spied on Dario and Hilary all access to the
Sheila recalled her run-in learned some stunning in- Newman Family if she ran
with Quinn at the mansion formation. Tripp had sec- an article about Nikki on
and assured Eric that she ond thoughts about what GC Buzz. Billy apolo-
didnt tell her his location. hed done to Kayla. Wait gized to Phyllis for being
Wait to See: A normal- to See: Eli has a surprising so distracted by work. At
ly confident woman be- offer for Lani. the concert venue, Vic-
comes insecure in her new tor complimented a busy
relationship. GENERAL HOSPITAL Abby and Scott on how
Carly saw through some well theyd been working
DAYS OF OUR LIVES lies. Sonny attempted together. Later, Victoria
Lani found a key piece to smooth things over. arrived to check on things

of evidence regarding Nelle got a makeover. and Abby accused her of
Deimoss murder. Lucas Dante danced with Char- taking credit for her hard RFD by Mike Marland
caught Justin comforting lotte. Nina had a run-in at work. Jack had a tense ex-
Adrienne. Paul stood by Wyndemere. Nathan was change with Graham. Jor-
Sonny. Kayla, Marlena, Val- devastated. Finn kept to dan checked in on Lily, as
erie and Kate had a girls himself. Obrecht was out he was worried how she
night out. Rafe and Hopes for revenge. Sonny enter- was handling the stress
investigation led to a new, tained a new business ven- of Juliets lawsuit. Wait to
surprising suspect. Victor ture. Julian set Sam off. See: Kevin and Chloe are
paid Sonny a visit and lam- Bobbie had a brilliant idea. busted.

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps |

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas |


Our Schools Milestones

Greer High is an open
site for the summer feed-
ing program.
All students 18 and
younger are eligible for a
free lunch.
The cafeteria is open
Mondays-Thursdays from
noon-1 p.m. July 10-20,
July 31-Aug. 3, and Aug.
For more information or
other locations, call 355-
1246 or visit
Greer High will offer se-
nior picture days Aug. 3, 7
Animated James W. Ford
and 8 with a makeup day Blue Ridge High students David Dunlap, Reed Howell and Samuel Stewart placed

Celebrates 100 years

on Aug. 31. second in 3D animation at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership
Students will receive in-
formation concerning sit-
conference in Anaheim, California on July 2. They competed with over 100 teams.
ting fees, appointments

and more in the mail. maintain a grade point are Samuel Cumby (St. James W. Ford, a native tang, Oklahoma. He has
DISTRICT FIVE average (GPA) of 3.7 or Josephs Catholic School of Greer, celebrated his three grandchildren, three
RIVERSIDE PLANS SCHOOL above. This recognition is in Greenville), Javonia Da- 100th birthday on July 11 great-grandchildren, and
ENROLLMENT DATES the highest academic hon- vis (Charleston Collegiate with a party at Southside three great-great-grand-
The Riverside High BYRNES SEEKING ITEMS or of the semester. High School in Johns Is- Baptist Church with family children.
Counseling Department FOR CLOTHING SHOP Students named to the land), Sarah Feingold (Aca- and friends on July 8. Ford retired in 1963
will be enrolling new stu- Byrnes High has created honor roll include: demic Magnet High School Ford is the father of El- from Barbecue King in
dents on the following an Amazon Wish List for Greer in Charleston), Bhumika liott Ford, of Greer, and Greenville.
dates: July 25 and August items that they are seek- Alexis Keller Jakkaraddi (Southside Donna Greene, of Mus-
1, 7. ing for the Rebel Clothing Sydney Phillips High School in Greenville),
Parents are asked to Shop. Inman and Riley Taylor (Green-
stop by the main office The Clothing Closet is Abbey Sprinkle wood Christian School in
during the hours of 8 a.m. also accepting donations Moore Greenwood).
and 4:30 p.m. to pick up of clothing and accessories Christian Maroni The Furman Universi-
the required paperwork
and enrollment time for
for teenage boys and girls.
Items can be dropped off
Aaron Bluff
ty-USC School of Medicine
Greenville Direct Entry
their student. Completed in the school office during Antwann McCray Program is an outgrowth Wednesday, 5 P.M.
paperwork and required normal hours. The Honor Roll recog- of the long-standing rela-
documentation should be The link can be found nizes outstanding full- tionship between Furman Charge for birthdays Charge for items
brought to the appoint- through the schools face- time undergraduate stu- and Greenville Health Sys- with one column photo with 2 column photo
ment. book page. dents who achieve a grade tem (GHS), which is home $15.00 (anniversaries, engagements
point average of 3.2 to 3.7 to the USC School of Med- & weddings)
BRMS TO OFFER SUMMER D5 HONORS TEACHERS, through noteworthy aca- icine Greenville and is one $25.00 (black and white)
ENROLLMENT DAYS EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR demic success during the of the largest health sys- * All other items not mentioned can be
$100 for color
Blue Ridge Middle will District Five Superin- semester. tems in the Southeast. published at local advertising rates
offer new student sum- tendent Dr. Scott Turner
mer enrollment days as visited each school cam- HOWELL RECEIVES DEGREE
follows: pus and other D5 facilities FROM UT MARTIN
July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, recently to congratulate Timothy Braden Howell,
31 those chosen as Teachers of Greer, is among stu-
August 1, 2, 7. and Support Employees of dents who received de-
the Year for 2016-17. grees from the University
GREER HIGH LISTS This year's Teachers of of Tennessee at Martin
COUNSELING SCHEDULE the Year are: during the spring com-
The parents of Greer Abner Creek mencement held recently
High students are asked Carrie Maxwell in the Kathleen and Tom
to stop by the school main Duncan Elam Center on campus.
office during summer Sarah Horan
hours of 7:30 a.m.-5:30 Lyman STEVENS HONORED
p.m. to pick up an enroll- MargaretWeber AT NGU AWARDS DAY
ment packet. The packet Reidville Linnea Stevens was pre-
must be completed and Laura Brockman sented Editorial Leader-
returned with required River Ridge ship & Design Award at a
documentation when the Megan Turner recent annual awards day
student returns to enroll. Wellford ceremony at North Green-
School counselors will Kim Richards ville University.
be available: July 18, 19, Beech Springs Each year, The Mountain
25, 26, and August 1, 2. Tiffany Darling Laurel editors and staff
For more information, Berry Shoals develop a general theme,
visit the school website. Andrea Forringer discover methods for de-
D.R. Hill picting this concept in
BRHS GUIDANCE TO OFFER Lee Gosnell graphic design and cover,
SUMMER HOURS Florence Chapel and carry out the com-
The Blue Ridge High Terri Pate plete, real-world process
guidance office will be Byrnes Freshman of starting from scratch
open during the summer Josie Brown (or with nothing), and
by appointment from 8:30 Byrnes High ending with a finished
a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fol- Blake Hardee book. Art and craftsman-
lowing dates: This year's Support Em- ship in all their possible
July 18, 19, 25, 26 and ployees of the Year are: media are perhaps as
August 1, 2 Abner Creek close as human beings can
For more information Tomi Black get to the divine act of cre-
or to schedule an appoint- Duncan ation.
ment, call 355-1800. Charles Thomas Stevens has excelled in
Note: Student schedules Lyman every area of leadership
and teacher schedules are Tim Robinson from shaping the vision to
not known until August Reidville executing the project with
when they are printed just Elizabeth Welch cover design, layout, and
before orientation. River Ridge integration of visual and
Pamela Gaffney verbal content. She has
COUNTY TO OFFER SUMMER Wellford submitted both art and lit-
MEAL PROGRAM Dorian Watson erary works and has been
Greenville County Beech Springs recognized in outside
Schools, Food and Nutri- Joe Swetman judging for the quality of
tion Services will be par- Berry Shoals both her design and her
ticipating in the Summer David Barker writing.
Food Service Program D.R. Hill Stevens is the daughter
during the months June, Reginald Brown of Andrew and Jennie Ste-
July and August. Florence Chapel vens from Taylors.
Nutritionally balanced Candy Fowler
meals will be provided to Byrnes Freshman FU STUDENTS APPROVED
all children regardless of Lynn Sellers FOR MED PROGRAM
race, color, sex, disabili- Byrnes High Five South Carolina high
ty, age or national origin Angie Burrell school graduates who will
during summer vacation Middle Tyger Community enroll at Furman Univer-
when school breakfasts Center sity in August have been
and lunches are not avail- Kim Ridgeway selected as the first partic-
able. All children 18 years D5 Maintenance ipants in a new program
old and younger, if an open Keith Thomason that guarantees admission
site, are eligible for meals District Office into medical school.
at no charge, and there Donna Lazar The Furman Universi-
will be no discrimination ty-University of South
in the course of the meal
service. The programs are
HIGHER EDUCATION | Carolina (USC) School of
Medicine Greenville Direct
only approved for geo- Entry Program, announced
graphical areas of need AREA STUDENTS NAMED TO today by both institutions,
where 50 percent or more GARDNER-WEBB ROLLS helps accepted Furman
of the children qualify for Several area students students chart a pathway
free and reduced-price have been named to the to medical school and al-
meals during the school Deans List and Honor lows the USC School of
year.Serving times and Roll for the 2017 spring Medicine Greenville to
dates can change please semester at Gardner-Webb identify talented South
contact the site directly to University. Carolina students who are
verify information. Clark Earnhardt, of Dun- interested in studying and
To find a list of sites or can, was named to the practicing medicine.
for more information, visit Deans List. The students, all of The Deans List honors whom are aspiring phy-
outstanding full-time, un- sicians and members of
dergraduate students who Furmans class of 2021,