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Downtown line repair progresses


As downtown Greer un-

dergoes extensive infra-
structure repair, the Greer
Commission of Public
Works is making progress
on a number of projects.
Greer CPW is upgrading
and replacing some the
oldest water and sewer
lines in its system, getting
ahead of the citys eventu-
al downtown streetscape
The work will hopefully,
minimize, to the extent
practicable, the possibil-
ity for any future repair
needs within the down-
FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN town streets, according
to Mark Harvey, engineer-
The annual Lake Robinson Day of Celebration will feature ing and planning manager
educational demonstrations for children. for CPW. PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

RANDALL STREET Work on Randall Street in downtown Greer continues to progress as Greer CPW improves

Celebration day Officials say remaining

work on Randall Street
includes the tie-in of four
water services, one fire
infrastructure for future streetscape projects.
three sewer laterals.
Asphalt patching of
pot to Trade is currently
underway. This phase of
plete early next week.

planned for this service connection and Randall Street from De- the project should be com- SEE CONSTRUCTION | A6

Sunday at lake Greer

Local residents will
come together for kaya- 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.: Columbia
king, canoeing and live Marionette Theatre Litter
entertainment during the Trashes Everyone - Under

10th annual Lake Robin- Shelter #1
son Day of Celebration
this Sunday from 1-6 p.m. 2:30 p.m.: Josh the Otter
This event gives people Water Safety Presentation/
an opportunity to come
together and celebrate the
Reading - Under the shade
trees near Shelter #1
For parking
Lake Robinson communi-
ty, which has a rich histo- 3-5 p.m.: Locust Grove garage
ry and is one of the major Bluegrass Band Under
growth points for the City Shelter #1 BY KAELYN CASHMAN
of Greer, said Tom Faulk- STAFF WRITER
ner, president of Friends nity, Rauch said. Its sur-
of Lake Robinson. prising how many people The City of Greer is look-
We want to celebrate have never heard of Lake ing to issue revenue bonds
this unique community Robinson and Greer CPW to construct a parking ga-
as one that is sustainable, as well as the Friends of rage downtown.
loves the environment, be- Lake Robinson. Following executive
lieves in green principles, We hope the communi- PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN session at last Tuesday
and is economically di- ty willenjoy a free day nights Greer City Council
verse, he said. of exploring the lake and Owen Loftis enjoyed playing with the toy train display during Greers second Railfest meeting, City Administra-
Each year, the Greer learning how to protect
celebration Saturday.

Railfest a success
Commission of Public it, she said. Activities are
Works (CPW) partners with free with the exception of COUNCIL ACTION
the Friends of Lake Robin- food provided by the Rota-
son to spotlight the area, ry Club of Greater Greer. Pups and Pints: Michael
which offers 27 miles of The family-oriented Fraziers request to rezone
shoreline. event facilitates the mis- the corner property of Brushy
Some of the exhibi- sion of Friends of Lake Creek Road and Kings Creek
tors have been with the
event for many years and
Robinson to serve the
lake watershed through In second Band, along with other
entertainers. An estimat-
less train and had a vari-
ety of activities.
Drive from C-2 (Commercial)
to DRD (Design Review Dis-
others weve added this educational booths, con- ed 1,000 guests were in Cannonball Paul and trict) passed 4-1 with council
year, said Alison Rauch,
public information officer
servational and scientific
year attendance.
The weather was abso-
his sidekick Riff strolled
the park with jokes and
member July Albert opposed.

for the CPW. Some of the We have a proud history lutely beautiful. Families railroad songs. Subdivide: William McAbees
new exhibitors include the of service to our commu- BY KAELYN CASHMAN were ready to get out and Volunteers from CSX, request to rezone property
Watershed Ecology Center, nity and a vision to create STAFF WRITER enjoy the fall day, said Norfolk Southern and on Campbell Avenue from
Wildlife Geeks and Home a sustainable community Ashlyn Stone, Events Su- model railroad clubs and R-12 (single family) to R-7.5
Depot. in future generations that Hundreds visited Greer pervisor for the City of museums in the state kept passed unanimously.
Visitors will have op- will see preservation of City Park on Saturday for Greer. guests of all ages engaged
portunities to learn more Lake Robinson as an eco- the second annual Rail- Based on the laughter with stories and informa- Remodel: Robert Julians
about the lake communi- nomic, recreational and fest. and number of smiles we tion. request to rezone property
ty and enjoy a photo and environmental resource as The event, which high- observed, Railfest was a People seemed to enjoy at 211 Arlington Road from
art exhibit at the J. Verne their major stewardship lights historic aspects of hit with Upstate families, having activities spread R-m1 to C-2 passed unani-
Smith Park. opportunity, Faulkner the citys infrastructure, Stone said. Everything out in the park this year, mously.
Im looking forward said. added entertainment this seemed to flow smoothly said Steve Owens with the
to connecting with our year, bringing in the Nor- during our second year as City of Greer. No station First and final reading:
Greenville County commu- | 877-2076 folk Southern Lawmen we added a second track- SEE RAILFEST | A6 The first and final reading a
resolution to place certain
property within the corporate

GDC considers budgeting opportunity fund

limits of the City of Greer in a
joint industrial and business
park passed unanimously.

BY KAELYN CASHMAN Greer CPW, $20,000 from year, Deaton said of the Each request appeared before Greer City
STAFF WRITER ...Perhaps we might be able to begin GSP Airport, $6,000 from city funds. We have to be Council at last weeks regular Sept. 26
PFT rent and staffing re- aware that as a function of meeting for final approval.
The Greer Development to look at a fund that establishes some imbursement, $3,300 business license receipts,
Corporation (GDC) is con- from Greer Station Asso- that number takes into tor Ed Driggers outlined
sidering the development incentives for those projects that wed like ciation contributions and account not only business how the city plans to pay
of an opportunity fund, $50 from interest on in- activity but also construc- for the garage, which
following a spike in con- to bring to fruition. vestments. tion activity. would be constructed in
struction within the City The amount from the Weve got to be very, connection with a new
of Greer. City of Greer was project- very careful that we dont 100-room hotel.
GDC Executive Director Reno Deaton ed to be $222,103, prior come to rely on that num- Our side of this will re-
Reno Deaton presented GDC Executive Director to consultation with city ber in its totality for our quire that we issue public
the proposed GDC 2018 staff regarding more up- recurring expenses, he bonds for the construction
Budget to the Corpora- to-date numbers. continued. The construc- of the municipal parking
tions Board of Directors posed expenses came to posed $32,500 contribu- Theres a very good tion activity could po- garage, Driggers said.
last Thursday. $420,853.39. tion from Partnership for possibility that that num- tentially be very volatile. A final number has not
Proposed income to- The Greer Development Tomorrow and has plans ber will be higher this Were currently in a year been determined, but the
taled $421,453, and pro- Corporation has a pro- to request $137,500 from year as compared to last SEE GDC | A6 SEE COUNCIL | A6


ENTERTAINMENT B7 Carolyn Boyd McKinney, Greer to host THE GREER CITIZEN,
FIRE PREVENTION A9-10 99 Eastside this
MILESTONES B10 Harry Avery Parker, Jr., 67 CALL US TODAY AT 877-2076
OPINION A4 Friday at Dooley



Victor United Methodist
Church is hosting a Block
Party on Sunday, Oct. 8,
from 4-6 p.m. in the park-
ing lot, located at 1 Wilson
FALL 2017 CLASS Avenue, Greer.
FOR GRIEF SUPPORT The event is free and for
Interim Healthcare all ages.
Hospice is restarting its There will be food, mu-
Fall2017 Grief Support sic with Live DJ and games
Class for those struggling with special guests.
with the loss of a loved Special guests include:
one, those having diffi- Greenville Family Partner-
culty finding friends who ship, Defenders for Chil-
understand and those dren, Greer Community
looking for practical tools Ministries and members of
to cope. the Greer Police and Fire
The 10-week classes are Departments.
set to run from October to Games and activities will
December and are based be provided by Chandler
on principles from Alan Creek School Improve-
Wolfelts book, Under- ment Council.
standing Your Grief: Ten
Essential Touchstones for BRHS CLASS OF 60
Finding Hope and Healing. TO HOLD LUNCH OCT. 10
Greenville The Blue Ridge High
Weekly,Oct.3 Dec. 5, School Class of 1960 is
Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. having a class lunch on
5 Century Dr.; Suite 220; Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 11:30
Office Building: Century PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN a.m. at Lil Rebel on High-

Clean up crew
at Keith Office Park; Door way 290.
Sign: Service Corp Inter- All class members are
national; Corner of Keith invited to attend.
Drive and Century Drive During the annual Lake Robinson Clean Up Day, 13 volunteers collected 20 bags of trash in preparation for the Day of
(Off I-385, by way of Exit Celebration, coming this Sunday, Oct. 8, from 1-6 p.m. DRESS LIKE A LOCAL
40) SET FOR OCT. 12
Spartanburg ultrasound program and situations are encouraged. Scout Hut behind Grace contact the store by phone The Dress Like a Local
Weekly, Oct. 4 Dec. 6, other ministry resources. For more information, United Methodist Church, at 864-989-0800. Nonprof- event, presented by Greer
Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. For more information on visit www.BeckhamsMar- 627 Taylor Road, Greer. it organizations and food Development Corporation,
The Juice Bar at St. participating or sponsor- or contact Cost for entry is $4 for trucks are also encour- is set for Thursday, Oct.
Christophers Episcopal ing, go to www.piedmont- Joe Beckham at (864) youth and $5 for adults. aged to register. 12, at Grace Hall, located
Church, 400 Dupre Drive 270-2919. An RSVP is For more information, Founded in 1938, Trac- at 108 Trade Street in his-
For more information, contact Laura Beth Kirsop required. To RSVP, visit call Steve Dial at 879-7060 tor Supply Company is the toric downtown Greer.
visit www.hospicegrief- at laurabeth@piedmont- https://www.eventbrite. or email statmedical@ largest rural lifestyle retail Reception and Bourbon or con- com/e/free-self-defense- store chain in the United Tasting with Six & Twenty
tactTonya Taylorat 627- class-for-women-tick- States. At July 1, 2017, the Distillery will take place
7049 or jillian.storm@ BMAF OFFERS FREE ets-38010607751. GREER TRACTOR SUPPLY Company operated 1,630 from 6-7 p.m. SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES CELEBRATES OCT. 7 Tractor Supply stores in Fashion show featuring
Beckham Martial Arts & AIR RIFLE TOURNAMENT Customers of the Greer 49 states and an e-com- local Greer boutiques, ce-
WOMENS CENTER TO HOLD Fitness (BMAF) will offer a BEHIND GRACE UMC Tractor Supply store are merce website at www. lebrity emcee and DJ EZ
ANNUAL 5K RACE FOR LIFE Free Self-Defense Classes The BSA Troop 603 / invited to shop crafts, pro- will be from 7-9 p.m.
Piedmont Womens Cen- for Women on Saturday, Grace United Methodist duce and other local goods Tickets are $35 for gen-
ter (PWC) is holding its Oct. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to Church will host the Fall at the TSC Farmers Market LANCE-ANDERS TO HOLD eral admission and $60
fourth annual 5K Race for 12:30 p.m. at the BMAF fa- 2017 Air Rifle Tourna- on Saturday, Oct. 7. FAMILY REUNION OCT. 8 for VIP.
Life to be held October 7. cility located at 6 Ruther- ment on Saturday, Oct. 7, From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Descendants of the late For more information
The 2017 Race for Life will ford Road in Greenville. starting at 10 a.m. local farmers and craft- Williamson Burton Lance about the Dress Like a
take place at Trailblazer The class will pro- The even is open to the ers will showcase and and Sarah Caroline An- Local event, visit: https://
Park in Travelers Rest. vide basic instruction in public, all ages and all cal- sell their homemade and ders Lance will hold their
The race activities will self-defense, including: iber pellets and BBs. homegrown goods in front annual family reunion on dress-like-a-local-tick-
include a one-mile Fun situational awareness, Scouts can work toward of the Tractor Supply store Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. ets-37461303768.
Run at 8 a.m. for children strikes and where to place the marksmanship badg- at 1326 W. Wade Hampton at Lance Knoll, located at For more information
ten years old and under them on the human body es. Bring your own or loan- Blvd. 1755 Wingo Road, Cam- on the Greer Development
with the annual 5K run/ for the most impact, grip ers are available. To participate in the pobello. Please bring food Corporation, please call
walk beginning at 9 a.m. releases, joint-locks, and There will be door priz- Farmers Market, partici- and drinks to share. Ta- 416-0125 or visit our web-
for adults. Proceeds from learning to set boundaries. es and prizes for all class- pants can still sign up at bleware and ice will be site at www.greerdevelop-
the race will benefit PWCs Questions about specific es. It will be held at the or furnished.


men to pursue authentic
biblical manhood as mod-
group. Debbie is the pia-
nist at Washington Baptist

The 5th annual Celebra- eled by Jesus Christ. Church in Greer.
tion is going to be held The first six sessions ex- This meeting was previ-
from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sun- plore the current state of ously scheduled for Sept.
day, Oct. 8, at Taylors First manhood, followed by an 12 but cancelled due to
Baptist Church. unfolding of Gods man- weather.
YARD SALE AT The Special Guest Speak- dates for all men, provid- On Oct. 26, the senior
LIBERTY UMC er is Dr. Gordon Fort with ing a clear definition of adults plan to meet at
Liberty United Meth- the International Mission biblical manhood that will Laurendas restaurant in
odist Church is having a Board, and the Associa- help men on their journey. Greer at 6 p.m. for their
huge yard sale on Satur- tional Choir is going to The last six sessions annual Halloween Trick
day, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to be led by Kevin Batson explores the defining mo- or Treat party and meal.
2 p.m. at the church, locat- of Taylors First Baptist ments and high-water A large group of ABC se-
ed at 4276 Highway 414 in Church. marks and the relation- niors usually attend this
Landrum. ships that have shaped his event.
For more information, HARMONY FELLOWSHIP unique story.
contact Deneise Branyon TO HOLD HOMECOMING In these sessions, each LEE ROAD UMC Dave Ramseys Recommended Investing
at 313-1285. Harmony Fellowship man will examine his sto- TO HOST CHURCH BAZAAR
Church welcomes Wade ry through a biblical per- Lee Road United Meth- Professionals since 2001.
NORTH FORK BAPTIST Spencer for homecoming spective, will be equipped odist Church at 1377 East Dave Ramsey & the Dave Ramsey SVP program is not affiliated or sponsored by LPL Financial
TO HOLD CAR SHOW on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 10:30 to learn from their past, to Lee Road in Taylors will
The Car Show and Fish a.m. at the church, located come alive in their pres- hold a church bazaar for 304 N. Main St. Greer SC 29650
Fry will take place on Sat- at 468 South Suber Road ent, and to expect Gods missions on Saturday, Oct.
urday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. in Greer. best in the future. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
to 2 p.m. at North Fork Everyone is invited to Bring pen and paper, Handmade crafts, jew- Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC
Baptist Church, located attend. and a friend to fill an elry, canned goods, baked
at 160 Callahan Mtn. Rd., empty seat. Men from all items and vendors with
Travelers Rest. HIS VINEYARD TO START churches are welcome. various items will be pres-
The deep fryers will NEW MENS STUDY ent for the event.
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a friend as well as a car, istry at His Vineyard, will On Oct. 10, the Golden CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
motorcycle, tractor, pedal begin on Monday, Oct. 9, Hearts of Apalache Baptist Reedy River Baptist
car, etc. Trophies will be at 6:30 p.m., in the main Church will have a covered Church is hosting its an-
awarded. Sanctuary. dish supper in the Chris- nual Christmas Bazaar on
Bluegrass music will ac- The study is open to all tian Life Center at 6 p.m. Nov. 10-11.
company the prizes, fun, men, and there is no fee to Special guest Debbie Anyone interested in a
food and fellowship. participate. Burden, soloist/pianist, booth is asked to contact
For more information, This 12- session study will present a musical Palma Simmons at 293-
call 836-0022 or 593-4168. aims to inspire and equip program for the senior 0178 by Oct. 15.

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Moving to Greenland?
ts not that Im terribly paranoid about
bugs. Would I friend them on social Its really more than I can take. The thought of taking a walk,
media? Probably not. SAYING
Now, spiders, particularly walking un- only to be met by a swaying, spitting cobra and being ill equipped
knowingly through a web which results
in me performing something akin to a St PAM STONE with no punji to play and charm him makes me want to go
Vitus dance, are a bit different. I know
what black widows and fiddlebacks look straight to bed.
like, but the ones I usually see around least two inches in length, its tail coiled
the barn that give me the willies are upwards, ready to sting man or stupid ly seemed to know an awful lot about in buying the lethal representation of
those giant black ones, waiting to feast dog on the nose. creepy things (but then she does work Satan on a whim. And frankly, if Aunty
on the crickets at nightfall, as well as the Geez, thats a monster, I said to Paul. with the general public), chirped up, Pam ever actually sees a cobra, shes
golden orb or writing spiders, spinning In twenty years living here, Ive never There are some scorpions native to going to need access to liquor, so open
their elaborate webs. seen such a beast. Is this global warm- NC, She wrote. However, with the cli- those doors! To repeat: cobras are legal
Ive yet to see Some Pigspelled out, ing? Record sized hurricanes and giant mate so warm, Im not surprised of the to purchase in our area and several
but oddly, I did just see #TaxReform. scorpions coming to get us? size. Also, a lot of non-native scorpions different species have been rescued.
All of this pales in comparison with If it is, were moving to Greenland. are introduced to the area because of the Thats nice, isnt it? Funnily enough it
something I saw that was more horri- Paul agreed. pet trade. Theyre cheap pets sold at rep- hasnt occurred to any soft hearted soul
fying than the Christmas decorations After four days of shaking out my tile shows and mom and pop pet stores. to start a rescue for PEOPLE to get them
already on display at Dollar General: a shoes each morning and inspecting Theres a reptile rescue in Kernersville away from COBRAS.
massive scorpion. Im not talking about every inch of bed linen before going to that actually rescued a Gila Monster Its really more than I can take. The
those obsequious little brown ones that sleep at night, I managed to comfort in our area. Someones very expensive thought of taking a walk, only to be met
seem to call mountainous and woodsy myself with the fact that Big Luther was pet was either released or escaped cap- by a swaying, spitting cobra and being
places home, Im talking about one that simply a one-off, a freak of nature that tivity. BTW, cobras are legal to purchase ill equipped with no punji to play and
came out of our rose bed that I could perhaps had feasted on some Miracle in SC. They have also rescued several charm him makes me want to go straight
have easily fitted with a harness and Gro. different species of cobra. to bed.
taken to obedience class at Pet Smart. And then like an idiot, I had to upload You read that correctly. In a state After I shake out my shoes and inspect
This scorpion reminded me of the ones his photo onto Facebook where one where its been illegal to buy liquor on a the linen.
that you shudderingly see out West: at of my friends, Helen, who surprising- Sunday, theres no problem whatsoever And hire a security guard.



or treat? Staff reporter

Q: Will there still be trick or

treating on Trade Street this
year? session
xecutive session is an inter-
A: The downtown road esting waiting game.
construction is impacting more Last Tuesday night, as
than just your daily commute. 15 of us began the wait, the
Its also causing the Greer quietness of the Greer council
Station Association to rethink chambers felt almost tangible.
some annual events. Someone shuffled papers
For the past several years, while many browsed phones.
downtown merchants have No one said a word. Five min-
opened their doors to trick utes turned into 30 as council
or treaters as part of a Trick discussed behind closed doors
or Treat on Trade event. That the pending development of a
event, however, will be merged hotel and a parking garage.
with Halloween Hoopla due to A city employee left, saying,
the ongoing water and sewer Ill be back.
line work in the area. A couple people whispered

before quiet reigned again. A
Halloween Hoopla will GUEST EDITORIAL sigh came from the front row.
I tightened my stomach

Racist scum? colleges

continue as planned muscles to keep the organ
at Greer City Park on A few minutes later, two
ladies exited the back togeth-
Oct. 29, coordinated by er. Next, a man and a woman

should set higher standard

walked out the same way.
The Church at Greer It was almost like a contest to
see who could last the longest.
Station. Being present for my jobto
share the news with the com-
Most Americans are repulsed by racism. Un- versity faculties nationwide.) And that leftward munity, I have greater motiva-
With utility work beginning fortunately, their feelings of repulsion are often lean has shown itself in troubling ways. Efforts tion to stay than some others,
relative to the streetscape rede- exploited for political gain. to scrub conservative ideas from many campus- I think.
velopment project downtown, Especially now, in a time of hyper-racializa- es are well-documented, with scheduled speak- My sister called, so I stepped
we are taking the opportunity tion, the rush to frame all issues in racial terms ers being disinvited or forced to cancel presen- out to talk with her.
to take a step back to deter- often seems done to create political capital or tations. From outside, I kept an
mine the most effective ways avenge a political setback. Claims of racism The expression of views that dont fit the eye on the council chambers
to promote the community and have become a weapon to attack even benign prevailing campus view has sparked protests, through the glass doors, watch-
to drive sales to our downtown sentiments, including a persons preference for no-holds-barred shaming, even calls for disci- ing a man leave.
businesses, Reno Deaton, a particular political candidate or party. plinary action. When I returned, another
Executive Director of Greer Recent online rantings by a Clemson Univer- It seems that many colleges and universities man made his exiteight
Development Corporation, told sity professor generated a backlash on and off take a much more serious posture against po- lingered.
the Greer Citizen recently. campus. His behavior offers a good example of litically incorrect speech than they do against Chairs scraping could be
Halloween Hoopla will con- the senseless race-based hysteria taking place genuine infractions of greater consequence, heard from the next room,
tinue as planned at Greer City nationally. such as the advocacy of violence. In that regard, and I texted my husband Brad,
Park on Oct. 29, coordinated by All trump (sic) supporters, nay, all Republi- its interesting to compare how Clemson dealt missing him.
The Church at Greer Station. cans, are racist scum, read an August Facebook with the professors comments to the way it Thirty minutes extended to
The road work is expected to post by the professor. All republicans? Yes. handled an incident last year. an hour.
last several more weeks, and Your complacency made this happen. Pick a In April 2016, an incident which was initially Another lady left, followed
it is part of an infrastructure side: denounce your affiliation, or admit youre thought to be racially motivated spurred cam- by a man and two boys as well
project that will result in a new a racist. pus protests and a nine-day sit-in, as well an as another lady, leaving just
downtown streetscape. Another of his posts went to an even further investigation into who was responsible. As it three of us to await councils
It is being done in conjunc- extreme by appearing to advocate violence: I turns out, administrators early on had deter- decision.
tion with the Greer Community admire anyone who stands up against white su- mined that the incident wasnt race-related at The bells chimed the hour8
Master plan, which maps out premacy, Violent or non-violent. all, yet chose to use it as a teachable moment oclock.
local projects to be completed Generalizing roughly half the American pop- a revelation that later came to light after stu- Voices began to filter down
in the next 10 years. ulation as racist simply because of their presi- dents obtained emails between university offi- the hall, but most of the con-
dential preference exhibits woefully unsophis- cials. versation remained unintelli-
ticated reasoning, especially for someone of a As part of this teachable moment, Clemson gible.
university professors stature. announced an ambitious eight-point plan, in- A city employee reentered
On his website, the professor who instructs cluding mandatory diversity training for its em- the room.
a course in something called human centered ployees. He and the clerk start talking


computing says his research focuses on on- Those in positions to educate young minds about the progress of executive
line decisions such as Which app should I in- and shape perspectives have an obligation to session while darkness com-
stall? and Should I post this on Facebook or strive for a higher standard of dialogue. At the pleted its descent outside.
not? His own poor decision-making is not only very least, a college professor should compre- My coworker sent the last
Submission guidelines ironic, but it raises questions about his value as hend the difference between honest preferenc- page to be published.
an instructor. es for how we are governed and ill-will toward By then, Id been there so

he Greer Citizen accepts Let- After an outcry from members of the Clem- an entire race. long that I wanted to hear
ters to the Editor. Letters son community, the university issued a state- All reasonable people agree that racism is a councils decision firsthand, so
should be 125 words or less ment condemning expressions condoning scourge. Imposing racist overtones to anything I browsed Facebook as an hour
and include a name and a phone or advocating violence or hatred. Was its re- and everything demeans the efforts of good and a half arrived.
number for verification. sponse adequate? people on both the left and right who are hon- Footsteps indicated someone
The Greer Citizen reserves the College campuses have long leaned toward estly seeking to combat the scourge, and fur- moving.
right to edit any content. the liberal end of the spectrum, and thats be- ther widens the gulf that divides us. Three men came back, bring-
Letters to the Editor can be coming increasingly so. (Thats not just my ing the total to seven when
mailed to 317 Trade St., Greer opinion; its supported by research and survey This guest editorial was submitted by South Carolina Comptroller Richard Eckstrom council finally reemerged.
29651. results, including a recent UCLA survey of uni- Patience is a virtue.

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Smiley-style Greer Tire will focus on

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I just enjoy working
Q: My son is about to BY KAELYN CASHMAN with the people, Tapp
go off to college, and Im STAFF WRITER said, different people in
concerned about how and out every day. Big Thursday is one of Greer Community Ministries biggest fundraisers of the year.
hell handle his money Greer Tire opened its Tapp attended Tryon
when he gets there. Weve
taught all our children
how to use your envelope
doors for business last
Judson Tapp, along with
Street Elementary School,
Greer Middle School, Greer
High School and Winthrop
Big Thursday returns Nov. 2
system, and to save and his wife of eight years, University.
give, but Id like some Hahna, started the busi- Dad, mom grew up Its an old fashioned ba- lunch as a both a spon- Friday and the Senior Din-
advice on how he can ness hoping to bring back right over here on Pine zaar. Its a shopping ex- sor and through provid- ing program offers food,
safeguard his finances a the style of business pro- Street, Tapp said. Were perience. Its a barbecue ing volunteers from their fellowship, and friendship
little better. vided by Barry Marshall all from this area. lunch and a hot dog sup- team to help out, which is to about 30 senior adults
Smiley Howell at Whole- Tapp worked in the per. Its a display of tal- why we are so excited that each week day.
DR: If you havent sale Tires for more than tire business from about ented bakers, artists, and now they are on board Big Thursday is suc-
already covered it, he 30 years at 816 West Poin- 2007-2008, taught phys- craftsmen. Its a silent and with presenting the entire cessful because the entire
needs to learn to utilize a sett St. ical education at Brook a live auction. event. community comes togeth-
debit card and reconcile a A lifelong resident of Glenn Elementary School Big Thursday is an event For 38 years, Big Thurs- er to help, said Hannah
checking account. Greer, Smiley passed away and coached basketball that brings out the best day has generated needed Rainwater Miller, GCM
in 2008 after a battle with at Eastside High School, from Greer Community revenue for GCMs four events coordinator. If you
Right now, the prostate cancer. where he continues to Ministries (GCM) support programs. The food pantry have craft items, baked
Were kind of going coach for his third season base. and clothing closet supply goods, auction items, or
best way for him back to the way it was, this year. This years Big Thursday emergency food and cloth- anything else you would
Tapp said. His parents taught him is Nov. 2 at Fairview Bap- ing twice annually to all like to donate, please call
to learn is to make Tapp remembers going to have a good work eth- tist Church, 1300 Locust those in need in the Great- us.
to Smileys with his dad ic, Tapp said. Both my Hill Road, Greer, from 8 er Greer area. The Meals Volunteers are also
educated, informed growing up, and he is parents were always full- a.m. to 9 p.m. Christmas on Wheels program feeds needed for the event. If in-
looking to replicate that time working. crafts, baked goods, fro- about 300 homebound terested in helping, please
decisions on his own kind of service. Greer Tire is open from zen casseroles as well as people Monday through contact Miller, 877-1937.
Ive been in and out of a 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mon- other Big Thursday favor-
and to stand on his tire business, Tapp said. day through Friday and 7 ites, such as the barbecue
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Carolyn B. McKinney 85607 or First Presbyte-

Carolyn Boyd McKinney,

rian Church, 100 School
Street, Greer, SC 29651.
The Greer
99, widow of Marshall
Eugene Red McKinney,
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewood- Citizen
passed away September
30, 2017 at Brushy Creek
Rehab and Healthcare. Weekend Outlook
Harry Avery Parker, Jr.
A native of Chester Warm Fall Weather
County, she was a daugh- Harry Avery Parker, Jr., Sunshine and mild weather return to 79/55 Partly sunny
77/58 Iso. showers
ter of the late James 67, passed away Septem- the area this weekend. Highs Thursday
Thompson Boyd and Ce- ber 19, 2017. and Friday will return to the 80s with
leste McKeown Boyd, a A native of Greer, South lows 60s. Dry, sunny weather continues
homemaker and mem- Carolina, Avery was a spe- through the first part of the weekend. We
ber of First Presbyterian cial person and was loved have a chance for rain on Sunday and 81/56 Partly sunny
Monday as an area of low pressure brings 80/60 Iso. showers
Gearline E. Geri Groves Church Greer. by all that knew him. He
moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico.
Surviving are one was predeceased by his
Gearline E. Geri daughter, Betsy M. Por- parents, Harry Avery Park- Farmers Market
84/60 Partly sunny
Groves, 86, Greer, SC, for- ter of Greer; one brother, er Sr. and Virginia Smith Where: Greer Tractor Supply 82/63 Iso. showers
merly of St. Augustine, S.A. Boyd of Chester; five Parker of Greer.
died September 26, 2017 grandchildren, W. Boyd He is survived by one Date: Saturday, Oct. 7
at Spartanburg Regional McKinney, Jr., Ansley sister, Phyllis Parker Stone 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hospice Home. She was Porter Wright (Mike), M. of Charlotte; nephew,
born in St. Augustine and Celeste McKinney Bracey Christopher Phillip Stone Temps: Partly sunny, warm.
resided here until 1994 (Mose), Keith Allen Por- and his wife, Ansley of 70 to 84. 86/62 Partly sunny
84/65 Iso. showers
when she moved to Greer, ter, Jr. (Katie) and Caro- Charlotte, North Caroli-
SC. She was a former tour lyn E.F. McKinney and five na; three nieces, Cynthia
guide at Potters Wax Mu- great-grandchildren. Stone Westbrook and her
seum for many years. She She was also prede- husband, Brian of Wax-
was a member of New Cov- ceased by one son, War- haw, North Carolina, Jen- 79/55 PS 77/58 ISO
81/58 SUN 82/57 PS
enant church in Greer, SC. ren Boyd McKinney; one nifer Stone Wallin and
83/70 RN 80/70 RN
Geri was a beloved mother brother, James Boyd and Anna Carey Stone, both of 84/71 RN 82/71 ISO
and was blessed to live to one sister, Martha Boyd. Charlotte; grand-nephew, 84/64 PS 83/64 RN
be able to see five genera- Funeral services will be Parker Christopher Stone, 84/64 PS 83/64 RN
tions of family. held at 11 a.m. Saturday, and two grand-nieces, Sara 88/67 PS 85/67 PS
Funeral services were October 7, 2017 at First Peyton Stone and Ashley 83/61 SUN 83/61 SUN
Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 27 Oct. 5
held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church of Parker Westbrook.
chapel of St. Johns Family Greer, conducted by Rev. A graveside service cel-
Funeral Home. Interment Dr. Brandi Casto-Waters ebrating the life of Avery Wednesday Thursday Friday 77
followed in Evergreen and Dr. Steve Vance. Buri- will be held on Satur- 55
79 82 83
Cemetery. al will follow in the Moun- day, October 7, 2017 at
55 56 60
A visitation beginning at tain View Cemetery. 1 p.m. at Mountain View 4.22
1 p.m. preceded the ser- Pallbearers will be Boyd Cemetery, North Avenue, Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 42.19
vices. McKinney, Jr., Keith Por- Greer, SC 29650, officiat- +6.13
80 80 78 80
She is survived by a ter, Jr., Mose Bracey, Mike ed by Pastor Craig Arnold
61 63 65 64 7:25 AM
daughter, Melanie Call Wright, Keith Porter, Sr., Langston. 7:10 PM
and son in law Jeffery and Henley Olmert. Online condolences may
Call, Greer, SC; son, Mi- Honorary escort will be be made at www.thewood-
chael Dale Groves, Greer; the great-grandchildren,
6 grandchildren and many Rick Bracey, Kap Porter
greatgrandchildren and and Pearl Wright.
many great-great grand- Visitation will be held Obituaries can be emailed
children. from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, to or
She was preceded in October 6, 2017 at the dropped off at 317 Trade St.
death by two children, home of Betsy M. Porter, Deadline: noon Tuesday. Cost:

COUNCIL: Second reading set for Oct. 10

Robert VanLieu Sr., and 24 Shady Hollow Lane, $60; with photo $75.
Sherry Leigh VanLieu. Greer, SC 29651.
St. Johns Family Funeral Memorials may be made
Home is in charge of ar- to Frontera de Cristo, 826
rangements. 11th Street, Douglas, AZ FROM PAGE ONE developed for additional agreement, and I would
commercial development. anticipate that council
amount will be no less Weve run a variety of would need to have addi-
than $10 million. scenarios in this project tional discussion on that
There will be no allo- as we have been discuss- final agreement and that
cation of additional tax ing for the last few years, would be necessary in ex-
millage for that debt, Driggers said. We have a ecutive session, Driggers
Driggers said. We will be number of public infra- said to council. Once you
able to completely pay this structure projects that are are in agreement or have
debt over a 25- to 30-year out there. satisfied your concerns
period with the revenue One of those ongoing relative to that agree-
structure that we have in right now is our streets- ment, any discussion rel-
place today. cape project, he said. We ative to the terms of that
Using revenue bonds as have our highway 29 LED agreementand of course
they are designed, the city lighting project. Weve providing a copy of that
will need to pledge those completed the LED project agreementwould be part
dollars to specific proj- on Main and Poinsett and of that second reading.
ects, such as for lease pay- the downtown area. We All of the terms of the
ments, facilities and infra- also are moving forward agreement will be provid-
structure. with the redevelopment ed and made completely
We would construct a of the auditorium site and public upon second read-
municipal parking struc- the adjacent part thats ing, he concluded.
ture, approximately 300 there. The second reading is
parking spaces that would A final project agree- expected to take place at
be in the general vicinity ment for the parking ga- the next regular council
of the hotel project, Drig- rage and hotel will be meeting scheduled for
gers said. We would lease provided to council in its Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30
a minimum of 90 of those entirety with all negotiat- p.m. at Greer City Hall.
spaces to the project it- ing matters resolved prior
self. to second reading. | 877-2076
The hotel project will What we will provide to
involve outparcels to be council will be the project

CONSTRUCTION: CPW issues update

On Victoria Street, wa- The sewer line work
Apple bobbing
ter line installation from should take three weeks
Dig work will not be re- School Street to E. Poinsett to complete with asphalt
quired on School Street is complete. Remaining patching to follow.
Hayden Mabus, 3, along with Tyler, 5, Elijah, 3, and Adeline, 1, Rupprecht, bobbed for beyond what is already services include two fire
apples during the Greer Farmers Market Apple Harvest Party last Thursday. complete between Randall connections, to be tied WHATS LEFT
Street and the CSX Rail, in between Trade Street According the Harvey,
Harvey said. and School Street, which remaining line repair will
The existing waterline should be finished by next take place on, N. Main

GDC: Board to review budget in November

(cast iron) was replaced week. from E. Poinsett to south
with ductile iron pipe in At that point, the con- of the CSX Rail (water and
early 2000s, so no need tractor will patch the as- sewer CIPP); E. Poinsett
for upgrade of water pip- phalt from E Poinsett to from N. Main to Hwy. 101
FROM PAGE ONE begin to look at as market- lic Works have permanent ing, Harvey said. The School St so this area will (water and sewer CIPP);
ing and one-time expens- representation on the existing sewer line from be completely reinstated Trade from Poinsett to
where theres a lot of con- es. Greer Development Cor- Victoria to Randall will be for Octoberfest. south of the CSX rail (wa-
struction happening in the As the company poration Board of Direc- left in place and will be Replacement of approx- ter and sewer CIPP); and
City of Greer. approaches having tors. rehabbed using a Cured- imately 340 feet of sewer School Street from Vic-
Due to the possibility of 12-months worth of ex- I think its wise to sep- In-Place Pipe (CIPP) lining pipe will begin the week toria to Randall (sewer
a spike of unsustainable penses in reserve, Deaton arate the construction and system. Existing manholes of Oct. 16. This piping CIPP).
revenue, Deaton intro- outlined a plan to estab- the business for the nor- will be used for entry replacement will stop 200 All work is scheduled to
duced the concept of cre- lish the opportunity fund mal business activity, just points. feet west of Trade Street, be complete by the second
ating an opportunity fund as a possible means to to be prepared for it, said so it will not directly im- quarter of 2018.
for one-time projects or bring more businesses to Mark Owens, President
in-house incentives. Greer. of the Chamber. Ill defi-

RAILFEST: Organizers to Activate Your

What Im going to pro- I think we begin to look nitely look through it and
pose as we move forward at establishing a fund, give more suggestions. It
to a final budget to pres-
ent to you for consider-
Deaton said. Im going
to call it an opportunity
sounds like a very wise
move to not count on that
Online Account
ation will be that we begin
to look at that number
that comes from the City
fund for those projects
and prospects that we are
dealing with on a daily ba-
money every year as we
continue to grow.
After receiving feedback
prepare for next year Today
of Greer and essential- sis. from the board members, FROM PAGE ONE and safety groups vol- If you already
ly bifurcate those dol- To the extent that we Deaton decided to pursue unteers who really make have a print
lars that come as a result have a project that may the idea by preparing to ever seemed too crowd- this event possible, Stone subscription to
of business activity and have a need for which layout the program in ad- ed. said. The Greer Citizen
those dollars that come there is not another in- vance of the next meeting, Greer Heritage, SC Rail- Well consider all feed- but you dont have
as a result of construc- centive program that is which is scheduled for No- road and Hub City Rail- back as we prepare for access to The Greer
tion activity, Deaton said. eligible, perhaps we might vember 16. road museums partici- next years Railfest and Citizen online,
That business activity be able to begin to look Well prepare a budget pated in Railfest along continue to make it bigger call us today and let
number should be a pret- at a fund that establishes for our Board to review with Central Railway and and better with something us setup your online
ty reliable number for us some incentives for those and to consider for ap- National Model Railroad for every member of the account for free!
year over year, and those projects that wed like to proval, Deaton said. If Associations, Piedmont N family, she continued.
are dollars that we would bring to fruition, he con- approved in November, Southern, Station 187, and Operation Lifesaver and 864-877-2076
use principally for our tinued. the 2018 Budget will be Model Trains Station Mod- NS Greenville District Safe-
recurring operational ex- The Greater Greer final. el Train Clubs. ty and Service Committees
penses, he continued. Chamber of Commerce, We had great partici- promoted railroad history greercitizen
Those that are related to
construction, we would
the City of Greer and the
Greer Commission of Pub- | 877-2076 pation from local model
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Ebenezer-Welcome Baptist Church
CATHOLIC Bartons Memorial Pentacostal Holiness
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church 3315 Brushy
Highway 101Creek
North,Rd., Greer 877-8090
4005 Highway 414, Landrum 895-1461
El Bethel Baptist Church
901 River Rd., Greer 879-4225 Bethesda Temple 125 Broadus St., Greer 877-8523 For information
Beulah Christian Fellowship Church
313 Jones Ave., Greer 877-4021 CHURCH OF CHRIST 1017 Mauldin Rd., Greenville 283-0639 about advertising
Emmanuel Baptist Church Calvary Bible Fellowship
Riverside Church of Christ on this page,
989-0099 423 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer 877-2121 Holiday Inn, Duncan 266-4269
2103 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer 322-6847
Enoree Fork Baptist Church Calvary Chapel of Greer
1409 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
100 Enoree Circle, Greer 268-4385 3315 Brushy Creek Rd. Greer 877-8090 call 864-877-2076.
CHURCH OF GOD Christ Fellowship
Church of God - Greer 343 Hampton Rd., Greer 879-8446
1300 Locust Hill Rd., Greer 877-1881
First Baptist Church
500 Trade St., Greer 877-0374 Christian Heritage Church
879-2913 Church of God of Prophecy 900 N. Main St., Greer 877-2288
202 W. Poinsett St., Greer 877-4253
Christian Life Center 2 Country Plaza 322-1325
BENSON Freedom Fellowship
4373 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 631-1336
2416 N. Highway 14, Greer 877-8329
Eastside Worship Center Christian Outreach 106 West Rd. 848-0308
Collision Repair Center Friendship Baptist Church
601 Taylors Rd., Taylors 268-0523 El-Bethel Holiness 103 E. Church St. 968-9474
For information ONeal Church of God Faith Family Church
1600 Holly Springs Rd., Lyman 877-4746
Free Estimates about advertising Office Hours: Good News Baptist Church
3794 Berry Mill Rd., Greer 895-4273 3339 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 244-0207
120 Years Combined Experience on this 7:30-6:00
page,Mon.-Fri. 1592 S. Highway 14, Greer 879-2289
Pelham Church of God of Prophecy Faith Temple 5080 Sandy Flat Rd., Taylors 895-2524
Glad Tidings Tabernacle
call 864-877-2076.
Rental Car Competitive Rates 848-5330 Grace Baptist Church
139 Abner Creek Rd., Greer 801-0528
100 ONeal Road, Greer 561-7174
State of the Art Equipment & Facilities 400 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Praise Cathedral Church of God
760 W. Gap Creek Rd., Greer 879-3519 Harmony Fellowship Church 3390 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer 879-4878
Greer Grace Place 468 S. Suber Rd., Greer 877-8287
407 Ridgewood Dr., Greer Harvest Christian Church
Greer Freewill Baptist Church EPISCOPAL 2150 Highway 417, Woodruff 486-8877
110 Pine Ridge Dr., Greer 968-0310 Good Shepherd Episcopal International Cathedral of Prayer
Groveland Baptist Church 200 Cannon St., Greer 877-2330 100 Davis Avenue Greer 655-0009
For information 2 Groveland Rd., Taylors 879-2913 Journey Fellowship
Heritage Chapel Baptist Church LUTHERAN 1846 Old Hwy. 14S 877-2442
about advertising 218 Alexander Rd., Greer 989-0170 Abiding Peace Ev. Lutheran Church Lifesong Church
401 Batesville Rd., Simpsonville 288-4867 12481 Greenville Highway, Lyman 439-2602
on this page, Highland Baptist Church
Apostolic Lutheran Church Living Way Community Church
3270 Hwy. 414, Taylors 895-5270 DILL CREEK COMMONS
call 864-877-2076. Hillcrest Baptist Church 453 N. Rutherford Rd., Greer 848-4568
Immanuel Lutheran Church & School LCMS
3239 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-0544
New Beginnings Outreach 1379 W. Wade Hampton, Greer
111 Biblebrook Dr., Greer 877-4206
Hispanic Baptist Iglesia Bautista Hispana 2820 Woodruff Rd., Simpsonville 297-5815 104 New Woodruff Rd., Greer 968-2424 864-848-5222
879-2913 Redeemer Lutheran Church, ELCA New Covenant Fellowship
199 Hubert St., Greer 877-3899
2425 Racing Rd., Greer 848-4521

Holly Springs Baptist Church 300 Oneal Rd., Greer 877-5876
Saints Peter and Paul Ev. Lutheran New Hope Freedom
Greer 250 Hannon Rd., Inman 877-6765

400 Parker Ivey Dr., Greenville 551-0246 109 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Greer 205-8816
Locust Hill Baptist Church New Life in Christ 210 Arlington Rd. 346-9053
4389 Wade
5534 Locust Hill Rd., Travelers Rest 895-1771 Point of Life Church
Maple Creek Baptist Church Wade Hampton Blvd. Duncan 426-4933

about advertising 609 S. Main St., Greer 877-1791
Milford Baptist Church
Bethel United Methodist Church
105 E. Arlington Ave., Greer 879-2066
Shekhinah Kind Glory Church awn Taylors

on this page,
600 N. Main St., Greer 655-4545
Covenant United Methodist Church 864-292-1842
Springwell Church
& ractor
1282 Milford Church Rd., Greer 895-5533
call 864-877-2076. Mount Lebanon Baptist Church 1310 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer 244-3162
508 North Main St. 877-4043 572 Mt. Lebanon Church Rd., Greer 895-2334 Ebenezer United Methodist Church
4369 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 268-2299
Trinity Fellowship Church
7 am - 10 pm Mon.-Sat. 174 Ebenezer Road, Greer 987-9644
New Hope Baptist Church 3610 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer 877-0419
561 Gilliam Rd., Greer 879-7080 Faith United Methodist Church 1700 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville 244-6011
New Jerusalem Baptist Church 1301 S. Main St. (S. Hwy. 14), Greer 877-0308 United Anglican Fellowship
413 E. Poinsett St., Greer 968-9203 Fews Chapel United Methodist Church 1001 W. Poinsett St., Greer 629-3350
New Life Baptist Church 4000 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-2522 United Christian Church
For information 90 Becco Rd., Greer 895-3224 Grace United Methodist Church 105 Daniel Ave., Greer 895-3966 For information
Northwood Baptist Church 627 Taylor Rd., Greer 877-7015 United House of Prayer
about advertising 888 Ansel School Rd., Greer 877-5417 Lee Road United Methodist Church 213 Oak St., Greer 848-0727 about advertising
1377 East Lee Rd., Taylors 244-6427 Upstate Friends Meeting (Quaker)
on this page, ONeal Baptist Church
3420 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-0930 Liberty Hill United Methodist Church P.O. Box 83, Lyman 439-8788 on this page,
Upstate Tree of Life
call 864-877-2076. Pelham First Baptist Church 301 Liberty Hill Rd., Greer 968-8150
Liberty United Methodist Church 203 East Bearden St., Greer 848-1295 call 864-877-2076.
2720 S. Old Highway 14, Greer 879-4032
4276 Highway 414, Landrum 292-0142 Victorian Hills Community Church
Peoples Baptist Church
Memorial United Methodist Church 209 Victor Ave. Ext., Greer 877-3981
310 Victor Avenue Ext., Greer 848-0449 Vine Worship Center
201 N. Main St., Greer 877-0956
4373 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 244-8175
Police and Fire
The Greer Citizen


Greer PD to hold Cops for Tots golf tournament

BY KAELYN CASHMAN challenge we are facing We are still accept- er Greer area, Fortenber- out presents on Christmas S. Main Street Greer. The
STAFF WRITER is being able to raise the ing teams to play as well ry said. I have partici- Day. monetary donations are
money needed to provide as monetary donations, pated several years in the The Greer Police De- tax deductible and checks
The Greer Police Depart- presents for each child. Fortenberry said. The program by helping with partment is looking for- should be made out to the
ment will host the 13th The donations we have funds obtained as a result fundraising efforts as well ward to seeing the smiles Greer Cops for Tots pro-
Annual Greer Cops for received so far this year is of this tournament are as assisting with the dis- and laughter of the chil- gram.
Tots Golf Tournament on lower than it has been in used strictly for purchas- tribution of toys. dren as they select pres- The applications for
Oct. 12 at the Greer Coun- previous years, he said. ing gifts for under priv- The Cops for Tots pro- ents on Dec. 16, Forten- the program will be made
try Club, raising funds to We fully believe that the ileged children, so they gram started in 1988 when berry said. available in Mid-November
purchase Christmas gifts Greater Greer Communi- can have Christmas pres- officers with the Greer Po- The annual Cops for and will remain open for
for underprivileged chil- ty will come through for ents to open on Christmas lice Department bought Tots event will be held at two weeks. The definitive
dren. these children as they do day. and delivered presents the Cannon Centre, locat- date for the opening of the
The Greer Police De- each year with their mone- The golf tournament will to one family in the Sun- ed at 204 Cannon Street. applications will be sent
partment hopes to be tary donations. This is our start at 11 a.m. for Regis- nyside Community. Every In the upcoming weeks, out at a later time.
able to provide presents way of giving back to our tration/Lunch, and the year since then, the Greer the community can assist For more information
to another 300 children community and building tournament will start at Police Department has by providing monetary about sponsorship op-
this year, said Lt. Patrick a relationship with them. 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun partnered with the Greer donations and/or new un- portunities or to register
N. Fortenberry, Public In- The golf tournament, es- start. community in providing wrapped presents that can to play at the golf tour-
formation Officer for the tablished in 2004, is open In 2016 we were able to Christmas presents to un- be mailed to or dropped nament, visit www.greer-
Greer Police Department. to anyone wishing to par- provide presents for over der privileged children so off at the Greer Police De-
At this time, the biggest ticipate. 300 children in the Great- that no child is left with- partment, located at 102

Suspect in narcotics investigation caught speeding

With infant shops in Greer, Inman and
According to an inci-
dent report filed by Greer
Billy Wayne Shuler, 48,
the store. Believing her to
be intoxicated, he called
and the canine unit came
to inspect the car. The dog

The incidents from Police, officers were dis- of 112 Greer St. in Dun- for backup and checked alerted that there were
which the charges stem patched to Guacamole Grill can has been charged with the license plate number. indeed drugs in the car.
took place between Aug. on East Wade Hampton in Possession of Metham- When it came back be- Stuffed down between the
in backseat 26 and Sept. 26.
Frost was a volunteer
reference to a dispute be-
tween a patron and staff.
phetamine with Intent to
longing to a Ford Pickup,
the officer went to the
drivers seat and center
console, police found 1.4
firefighter with the Dun- The complainant said that According to an incident car and asked the woman grams of methamphet-
FROM FOX CAROLINA can Fire Department. He Gonzalez had been drink- report supplied by Greer in question, Beth Grant, amine. Inside the vehicle,
NEWS PARTNER has since stepped down. ing in the restaurant and Police, an officer was on if she had any drugs. She they also recovered a pipe
Its unclear if he has a then walked inside with routine patrol in the park- handed over a ziplock bag and scale.
The Spartanburg County lawyer. a glass in his hand. When ing lot of the Hot Spot on full of pills, including 15 The driver, Shuler, was
Sheriffs Office said a man he was asked to hand West Poinsett St. He ob- hydrocodone tablets, a placed under arrest and
is facing multiple charges
after a traffic stop on Mon- CRIME REPORT | over the glass and leave
the premises, Gonzalez
served a woman exit an
older Honda and walk to
Schedule 2 narcotic. She
was placed under arrest
the drugs were taken into
day. smashed the glass on the
Deputies in the area of (Note: All information ground. His speech was
Hayne Street said they contained in the following slurred and he appeared
spotted a blue Mustang was taken directly from drunk.
matching the description the official incident reports He was arrested for The Greer Citizen 2 2 9 5 0 0 October 4, 2017
given by narcotics agents filed by the Greer Police Disorderly Conduct and
which was part of an on- Department. All suspects transported to Greer City Weekly 52 $33 In County
going investigation. are to be considered inno- Jail. He was also put on Steve Blackwell
cent until proven guilty in Trespass Notice for Gua- The Greer Citizen P.O. Box 70 Greer, SC 29652
the court of law.) camole Grill. 864-877-2076

ATTEMPTED MURDER FRAUD P.O. Box 5211, Spartanburg, SC 29304

Ricardo Millan Flores, Vincent Ray Teague, 37,
22, of 219 Old Woodruff of 110 Clearview Drive in
Road in Greer has been Lyman has been charged
charged with Attempted with Attempt to Obtain Stephen L. Blackwell, 317 Trade Street, Greer, SC 29651
Murder, Criminal Domes- Controlled Substance by
tic Violence and Posses- Fraud.
Billy Cannada, 317 Trade Street, Greer, SC 29651
sion of a Deadly Weapon. According to the inci-
According to an incident dent report filed by Greer
report supplied by Greer Police, officers responded None
Police, officers went to an to the Walgreens on West
Antonio Smith address on Forrester St. Wade Hampton regard-
in Greer in reference to ing a fraud complaint.
an assault. There, a com- There, the pharmacist said
According to the in- plainant said that Flores Teague had come in at 10 Vickie G. Myers & Gene Adams P.O. Box 5211
cident report, the driv- had punched her, smacked am requesting two pre- Trustees U/W William C. Buchheit Spartanburg, S.C. 29304
er, 24-year-old Antonio her and poked her with a scriptions be filled for the
Smith, swiftly pulled into multi-purpose tool. She drugs Xanax and Soma.
an address in an attempt said the subject also at- An hour later, Teague re-
to possibly evade dep- tempted to light her hair turned to pick up the med-
uties. The deputy then on fire and later put her ication, claiming that he
drove past the suspects in a chokehold, restrict- was getting it for a friend.
location and circled back, ing her airway. He then He was declined, however,
where he said he observed took her cell phone and because the pharmacist None
the Mustang traveling ap- destroyed it. Police took knew the friend that
proximately 45 to 50 miles photos of the injuries, Teague said he was pick-
per hour in a 35 mile-per- blood and weapon used. ing up the drugs for had
hour zone. Warrants were obtained been incarcerated. When
When the deputy pulled on the above charges Teague was denied, he lat-
Smith over, he said the er called the pharmacist,
suspect was nervous and OPEN CONTAINER claiming to be the friend
evasive. Smith did not Rodrigues Rodell Ches- and later showed back up
have a drivers license ter, 48, of 200 South Bev- at the drug store with a
and told the deputy the erly Lane A107 in Greer handwritten note he said
Mustang did not belong has been charged with was from the friend that The Greer Citizen October 4, 2017
to him, according to the Speeding, Open Container gave him permission to
report. and Driving Under Sus- pick up the drugs.
Deputies observed a pension. Teague was placed un-
1-month-old baby half-re- According to the Greer der arrest and a warrant 5500 5500
strained in the backseat of Police incident report, an was issued for Attempt to
the car, the report states. officer clocked a black Obtain Prescription Medi- 256 253
When they tried to get Honda going 61 in a 45 cation by Fraud.
1051 1031
Smith to step out of the mph zone. The driver,
car, deputies said a strug- Chester, pulled the car ASSAULT AND BATTERY 3670 3670
gle ensued in front of the into the Wendys park- Bryant Carlton Owens,
child and Smiths fingers ing lot and got out of the 59, of 200 Snow St. in 0 0
had to be pried one by one car, attempting to enter Greer has been charged
from the steering wheel. the restaurant. When offi- with Assault & Battery 4977 4954
He was eventually re- cers confronted him, they (2nd) and Domestic Vio-
0 0
moved and taken into cus- smelled alcohol on his lence (2nd-degree).
tody. breath. According to a Greer 0 0
Smith is charged with Chesters license had Police incident report, of-
speeding, no child re- been suspended and he ficers received a call that a 0 0
straint, no SC drivers was arrested at the scene. man at the above address 449 440
license and child endan- Inside the car, police had a meat cleaver. Police
germent. Deputies said found a 16-oz Extra Kinky arrived to see Owens argu- 249 240
a narcotics agent signed alcoholic beverage in the ing with the victim in the
an additional warrant for center console. front yard. Two witnesses 5426 5394
Smith due to him being claimed that Owens had
74 106
the subject of an ongoing DISORDERLY CONDUCT threatened them with a
drug investigation. Ismael Zavaleta Gonza- hammer and meat cleaver. 5500 5500
According to records at lez, 37, of 2404 Locust Hill Both weapons were tak-
the Spartanburg County Rd. in Taylors has been en into evidence and Ow- 91% 91%
Detention Center, Smith is charged with Disorderly ens was arrested.
also charged with posses- Conduct.
sion of less than one gram
of meth/cocaine base.

A volunteer firefighter is
accused of breaking into a In compliance with the Department of 5843 5815
truck and stealing a gun. Health and Environmental Control 92% 92%
News outlets report the
South Carolina Law En-
Regulations, Chapter 61, Solid Waste Full
forcement Division says Cost Disclosure, the City of Greer offers
25-year-old Creighton the following information:
Robinson Frost was ar-
rested Friday and charged October 4, 2017
with breaking into a motor CITY OF GREER SOLID WASTE
vehicle, petit larceny and
four counts of obtaining FULL COST DISCLOSURE FOR
October 4, 2017
property by false pretens- FISCAL YEAR 2017 $1,084,993.00
Arrest warrants state
Frost also fraudulently ob- COST PER CAPITA FOR
tained a signature and/or
property from four pawn
Fire Prevention 2017
The Greer Citizen


Week focuses on escape planning, practice

Knowing that todays
homes burn faster than Home is the place
ever, the National Fire
Protection Association people are at
(NFPA) announced Every
Second Counts: Plan Two greatest risk of fire,
Ways Out as the official
theme for this years Fire but ironically its
Prevention Week cam-
paign, October 8-14, 2017. the place they feel
Experts say you may have
as little as two minutes (or safest from it.
even less) to safely escape
a typical home fire from
the time the smoke alarm Lorraine Carli
sounds. NFPA Vice President of Outreach
Modern home furnish- and Advocacy
ings, along with the fact
that newer homes tend to icans continue to have in the home should have from it, said Carli. That escape plan includes: members of the house-
be built with more open many misperceptions at least two exits. over-confidence may con- working smoke alarms hold twice a year.
spaces and unprotect- around home escape plan- Close to three in five tribute to the publics con- on every level of the home, In a fire situation, a
ed lightweight construc- ning and practice: Americans (57 percent) tinued lack of awareness in every bedroom and near practiced home escape
tion, all contribute to an Less than half of Amer- think that in a typical sin- around home escape plan- all sleeping areas; plan ensures that every-
increased rate at which icans (48 percent) know gle-family home fire sit- ning and practice. two ways out of every one knows what to do if
home fires burn, said Lor- that the correct compo- uation, once the smoke Every Second Counts: room, usually a door and a the smoke alarm sounds
raine Carli, vice president nents of a home fire es- alarm sounds, the average Plan Two Ways Out works window; and and how to use that time
of Outreach and Advocacy cape plan include working person would have more to teach people about a clear path to an out- wisely, Carli said.
at NFPA. These factors smoke alarms, two ways than two minutes to es- the true speed at which side meeting place (like a For more information
make home escape plan- out of each room and an cape safely. todays home fires can tree, light pole or mailbox) about Fire Prevention
ning and practice critical. outside meeting place. Home is the place peo- spread, and the vital im- thats a safe distance from Week and this years cam-
Meanwhile, a national Nearly one quarter of ple are at greatest risk portance of home escape the home. paign, visit fireprevention-
survey recently conducted Americans (23 percent) do of fire, but ironically its planning and practice in Home escape plans
by NFPA shows that Amer- not know that each room the place they feel safest the event of one. A home should be practiced by all

How much time do you have to get out of a fire?

Fire Chief: Steve Graham
5020 Pelham Road, Not as much as you think. Real fires are hot, smokey and dark. You may have only a very few min-
Greenville utes to safely escape from fire. If youre ever in a fire, dont spend time getting dressed or trying to
2015 Hudson Road, Greer gather valuables. Just get out and stay out. Then call the fire department from a neighbors tele-
234 S. Batesville Road, Greer phone.

fire risks
208 Blacks Drive, Greenville
288-5037 If you have a fire tonight, will you get out safely?
Youll have a better chance of getting out safely if youve planned ahead. Develop a fire escape
CAMPOBELLO Homeowners can reduce plan and practice it with the whole family. Everyone should know two ways out of each room and
Fire Chief: Eddie McNeill their risk for home fires in know where to meet outside. Make sure everyone understands that getting out is the first priority.
50 Broad St., Campobello various ways. And remember, once youre outside, stay out.
468-4921 Plenty of things heat up when the temperature Get Out, Stay Out - Your fire safe response
drops, including the risk
CITY OF GREER for fire hazards. Fireplac- What would you do if your home caught on fire? Would you know where to go if smoke or flames
Fire Chief: Dorian Flowers es, stoves, heating sys- blocked your escape? There is no time to think about these questions in a real fire. Its hot, smokey,
103 W. Poinsett St., Greer tems, candles, and even and so dark you may not be able to see your own hands. Know ahead of time what to do if theres a
1985 Hood Road, Greer electric lights are used fire. Develop an escape plan with two ways out of every room. Youll need a second way in case
848-2166 more often during the To help prevent home fires, your primary exit is blocked by smoke or flames. And make sure every exit is accessible, including winter than any other time clean and inspect heating windows. Getting out is your first priority in a fire. And once out, stay out!
of year, so it makes sense appliances and fireplaces
GLASSY MOUNTAIN that the risk of home fires regularly. Source:
Fire Chief: Robert J. Staples increases when the mercu-
2015 Highway 11, Landrum ry drops. ty also can contribute to
895-4306 The U.S. Fire Adminis- home fires. The Energy tration says 905 people Education Council offers
die in winter home fires these safety suggestions.
GOWENSVILLE each year. Cooking is the Never force plugs into
Fire Chief: David Ross leading cause of all home outlets.
2201 W. Old Highway 14, fires and contributes to Check that cords are
Landrum around $2 billion in prop- not frayed or cracked.
895-4452 erty loss each year. Under- Do not run cords under standing potential risks carpets or place them in
and exercising caution can high-traffic areas.
HOLLY SPRINGS help homeowners protect Use extension cords
Fire Chief: Brent Blackwell themselves, their families only on a temporary basis.
3301 Highway 357, Inman and their homes from fire. Make sure light bulbs
848-4107 are the proper wattage for COOKING fixtures.
Home heating fires peak Install ground fault
NORTH GREENVILLE between the hours of 6 circuit interrupters in
Fire Chief: Lee Kelly p.m. and 8 p.m., when kitchens, baths, laundry
923 Tigerville Road, many people are home rooms, and elsewhere,
Travelers Rest preparing dinner. The fol- making sure to test them
596 Hodgens Drive, lowing steps, courtesy of regularly.
Travelers Rest the American Red Cross, Check periodically
834-9332 can improve safety in the for loose wall receptacles Fire Prevention Week kitchen and reduce the and loose wires. Listen
likelihood of a home fire. for popping or sizzling Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!
PELHAM-BATESVILLE Never leave cooking sounds behind walls. FREE Smoke & CO Detectors! Call to reserve yours today.
Fire Chief: Phil Jolley food unattended, as it can Home fires are no joke
2761 S. Highway 14, Greer take just seconds for fires and can be prevented with
431 Batesville Road, to ignite. simple safety checks.
Lake Cunningham Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 895-1212 Emergency 911
Simpsonville Keep anything that can

Tyger River FireDepartment

789 Brockman McClimon catch fire away from the

Tyger River Fire

Road, Greer stove or other appliances
137 Rogers Circle, Greer
that generate heat.
Clean regularly to pre-
vent grease buildup.
Tyger River Fire Department
Community Risk Reduction Office 864-485-0924
Make sure appliances
REIDVILLE Community Risk Reduction
Business Ofce 864-485-0924
Office 864-949-6061
are turned off before leav-
Fire Chief: Patrick Evatt ing the room or going to
7450 Reidville Road,
Business Ofce 864-949-6061
433-9918 HEATING The National Fire Pro-
tection Association warns
TAYLORS that heating is the second
Fire Chief: Bobby Baker leading cause of home
3335 Wade Hampton Blvd., fires, deaths and injuries
Taylors in the United States. The
405 Brushy Creek Road, NFPA offers these safety
Taylors guidelines.
858 Saint Mark Road, Taylors Install heating appli-
244-3980 ances according to manu- facturers' instructions or
have a professional do the
TIGERVILLE installation.
Fire Chief: Russell Ledford Fuel-burning equip-
2605 Highway 414, ment needs to vent to the
Travelers Rest outside.
895-8855 Never use an oven to
heat a home.
TOWN OF DUNCAN Keep anything that can
Fire Chief: Barry Frost burn away from heating
230 School St., Duncan equipment, including por-
439-1877 table space heaters.
Clean and inspect
TYGER RIVER heating appliances regu-
Fire Chief: James C. Redd larly.
355 Locust St., Lyman Turn off portable heat-
1090 Gap Creek Road, ers when leaving the room
Lyman or going to bed.
1618 Holly Springs Road,
1680 Gap Creek Road, The National Safety
Lyman Council estimates that
949-6061 between 600 and 1,000 people die each year from
electrocution. Electrici-


1. What are the important parts of a home 8. You could have less than two minutes to
fire escape plan? escape a home fire from the time the
smoke alarm sounds.
a. Working smoke alarms, one way out of
each room, and an outside meeting place True
b. Working smoke alarms, two ways out of False
each room, and an outside meeting place
c. Working CO alarms, two ways out of each 9. What is the leading cause of home fires?
room, and an outside meeting place
d. Working smoke alarms, cell phone and an a. Smoking materials
outside meeting place b. Heating
c. Unattended cooking
2. How often should you practice your d. Electrical
home fire escape plan?
10. In the U.S., from 2010-2014, there was
a. Once a month an annual average of 2,520 fire deaths.
b. Once a year
c. Twice a month What percentage of deaths occurred in
d. Twice a year one- or two-family homes?
3. When you enter a public building like a a. 54%
b. 64%
Pelham-Batesville Fire Department will celebrate the opening of its new station at 137 restaurant, school, work or social club, c. 74%
Rogers Circle on Saturday, Oct. 7. how should you plan for an emergency? d. 84%

a. Find exits, check for fire extinguishers, find

Pelham-Batesville plans out how many people are in the building,

11. More than two of every five reported
and stay with family or friends home fires start in the
b. Find exits, check for clear exit paths, plan
an outside meeting place and have a com- a. Living room or den

open house, programs

munication plan b. Kitchen
c. Call the local fire marshal, look for smoke c. Bedroom
alarms and fire sprinklers, and find exits d. Chimney
d. Have a communication plan, look for
smoke alarms, look for the local fire mar- 12. How many home fire deaths result from
BY JULIE HOLCOMBE shal, and plan an outside meeting place fires with no working smoke alarms?
4. A good outside meeting place would be a a. One of every three
Pelham-Batesville Fire b. Two of every four
Department (PBFD) will a. Car c. Three of every five
celebrate an Open House b. Bike d. Four of every five
and dedication service for c. Tree
its new Station Two at 137 d. Trash barrel 13. A closed door may slow the spread of
Rogers Circle in Greer on
Saturday, Oct. 7, from 1-3 smoke and fire. If you sleep with your
p.m. 5. Once you are safely outside the home, bedroom door closed you need
A dedication service will you should
begin at 1 p.m. a. Three ways out of the room
The fire prevention a. Call the fire department b. A smoke alarm inside the room that is in-
house will be on hand for b. Stay at your meeting place terconnected to the other smoke alarms in
kids. A representative will c. Wait for the fire department to arrive your home
be on hand from Safe Kids d. All of the above c. Strobe lights inside the bedroom that are
Worldwide, and Wood- powered by battery
menLife representatives 6. During a fire in a typical building, you d. All of the above
will present the American need to:
flag and flag pole to the 14. The best way to control a fire before the
department. a. React immediately, get outside and stay fire department arrives is to have
Refreshments will be outside
served. b. Investigate the problem, get outside and a. A working fire extinguisher
The new building re- stay outside b. A garden hose
places the station at 1605 c. Wait for someone in authority to tell you c. Home fire sprinklers
South Highway 14, which what to do d. All of the above
was built in 1985. Pelham-Batesville Fire Department offers fire safety d. Take care of yourself, run and get outside
Even after a couple programs for schools and educational station tours.
renovations, the old site 7. If a persons home is burning, when
could no longer effectively One of the biggest dif- for them to rest when they Answers: 1. b., 2. d, 3. b, 4. c, 5. d, 6. a, 7. d, 8. True, 9. c, 10. d, 11. b,
house the departmentor ferences at the station can and its not always would it make sense to go back into the 12. c, 13. b, 14. c.
its equipment. is the sleeping quarters. normal sleeping times. home after already getting outside?
Weve simply outgrown Instead of the tradition- Construction began Source:
it from every aspect from al big bunk room with all on the building in March a. To save a person or pet
the size of the truck bays on-shift staff assigned to 2016, and the department b. To gather important documents
to the living quarters, and eight beds in one room, moved in two months ago. c. To try to put out the fire
the new fire station takes firefighters will now have The station will house d. Never go back into a burning home for
care of all of those issues, individual sleeping rooms. three firefighters for each any reason
said PBFD Fire Chief Phill The seven units feature shift. The department has
Jolley. The firetrucks we a bed, shelf and a small a total of 48.

taylors Fire rescue

have today are quite a bit desk for personal study PBFD also has educa-
larger than they were back
then. It just wasnt de-
in a model that addresses
privacy, gender concerns
tional programs sched-
uled during the month of
Taylors Fire
Fire rescue
and Rescue
Early installed
Properly installed and
detection andofmaintained smoke
fires is integral
maintained your save
alarms save lives
safety. lives
signed for todays (equip- and comfort. October. and
ment). This is the way fire A fire safety program and protect
Properly protect against
injury and
and loss
loss due
maintained due toto fire.
smoke InIn 2004,
fire.alarms 2004,save 65
percent ofof reported
lives, protect reported home
against fire
fire deaths
homeinjury, occurred
and loss
deaths occurred against inin homes
The new station also of- station designs are going will be presented at In ano fire everyalarmssecond counts. Seconds could The be
fers space to share with around the country, Jol- Oakview Elementary on
with no smoke
smoke alarms or
or no
no working
working smoke
smoke alarms.alarms. Thethe fire
death inhomes
you and your family escaping a fire safely
Greer Fire Department, ley said. Oct. 9 and 17. death rate in homes with working smoke alarms is 51 percent
rate in with working smoke alarms is 51 percent
or it ending
less in tragedy. Thats whyalarm,
this years Fire
which currently bases a It makes for a much Station tours are offered less than
than inin homes
Prevention homes
aa working
Every alarm,
an estimated
an estimated 890 lives
890 lives that could be saved each year ifif all
truck and firefighters at more accomodating facil- at the PBFD headquarters Plan
homes 2 Ways
had Out.
working isthat
Itsmoke could bethat
each year
why this has
another PBFD station. ity for the guys which is station at 2761 South homes had working smoke alarms.
escape plan with 2 ways out and that you practice it. Thats why this years
Prevention Week
Week whenfocuses on
focusesoronwhereHear the
Hearathe beep where you
Theres little more going to have them rested Highway 14 in Greer any- never know firebeepwill where
start, you
sleep,it every
may blockbedroom
bedroom your needs
normal aa working
escape smoke
route. alarm.
room for everything that better, prepared better. time.
you do. Its still a relative- The guys will tell you how Larger groups of 10 or Follow us on FB at Taylors Fire and Rescue
Our goal
goal isis to
to help
help you
you prevent
prevent and
and prepare
prepare for
for fires
fires within
within your
your home
home with
with the
the following
following tips:
ly small station compared much more comfortable more are asked to call to Our goal is to help you prevent and prepare for fires within your home with the following tips:
to a headquarters station, already that fire station schedule a tour by calling
but much more accomo- is than the old one. For a shift supervisor or some-
dating to the job, Jolley a firefighter on call 24 one with the fire preven- tIps
said. hours a day, its important tion office at 877-1247. Install
Install smoke smoke alarms alarms inin every every bedroombedroom and and onon every
every levellevel of of your
your residence.
Install aa working working carbon carbon monoxide
monoxide detector detector inin the the common
common area area outside
outside of of
bedrooms and and on on every
every levellevel of of the
the home.
home if you have gas appliances.
Clip and hang on your refrigerator! Test
Test and and clean clean smoke smoke alarms alarms once once aa month.
month.AAgood good rule rule of of thumb
thumb isis to to
change detector detector batteries
batteries when when you you change
change your your time time backback inin the the fall.

Pelham-Batesville Have
Have an
your family.
an escape

their ownfire
escape plan
family Always
in drills
plan and
Always have
drills and
case and
and outside
have at
you yourcant
outside meeting
at least
your home
least two
help them.
meeting place.
two ways
ways out.
escape plan
place. Review
plan with
Review escape

with your
your family.
escape routes
out. Teach children to escape on
routes with with

Fire Department
Never leave fire cooking
drills and unattended.
Never leave cooking unattended. Always wear shortyour
Practice your home Always
escape wear
plan short
with or
or tight-fitting
family. Conduct
tight-fitting sleeves
sleeves one
at night
when you
you andcook.
cook.oneKeep during
Keep towels,
the day
towels, pot
holders and
and curtains
home, and
curtains away
away from
from flames.
practice using
Keep aa three-foot
three-foot kids-free zone zone when when cooking
cooking or or near
near hot hot items
items to to prevent
burns. leave cooking unattended. Always wear short or tight-fitting sleeves
Fire preventionWeek
Week -- october
2017 Place
when space
Place you cook.
space heaters
heatersKeep at least
least three
attowels, feet
feet away
pot holders,
three away from
andfrom flammable/combustible
curtains away from flames.
Keep a three-foot kids-free zone when cooking or near hot items to prevent
Every Second Counts: Useburns. only
only the the type
type of of fuel
fuel designated
designated for for your
your space
space heater.
Working smoke alarms save lives - test yours every month!
Plan 2 Ways Out!
space heaters ataway
Keep matches/lighters away from children.
leastfrom threechildren.
feet away from flammable/combustible
Never smoke inin bed or
Use only smoke the type bed or when
of fuel when drowsy
drowsy for
or medicated.
your space heater.
Inspect extension cords for frayed or exposed wires or loose plugs
Keep matches/lighters away from children. wires or loose plugs
Inspect extension cords for frayed or exposed
Never sure
in bed,
have cover
whencover plates
no exposed
no exposed
Do not overload extension cords or outlets.
Sparky and the Pelham-Batesville Fire Do
Inspect not overload
extensionextension cords forcords wires or loose plugs.
Make sure
sure windows
sure windows
outlets have
are notnot nailed
cover nailed
or painted
or and
painted shut.
shut. wiring.
no exposed
Department remind you to: Teach
Do notfamily family
overload members
membersextension to stay
to staycords low to the
the floor, where
lowortooutlets. floor, where the the air air isis safer,
safer, whenwhen
Install smoke alarms in every room. escaping
escaping from
from aa fire.
Make sure windows are not nailed or painted shut.
Check your smoke alarms once a month. IfTeach
If there isis aa fire, always check
therefamily fire, always to stayclosed
check low to doors
closed doors with the
the back
withwhere back of
of your
your hand
hand to
to feel

members the floor, the air is safer, when
Change your batteries twice a year, as needed. for
for heat
heat beforebefore you open them.

escaping from ayou them.
Check each month after you test your smoke alarms. IfIfIf the
door is aisisfire,
hot do
do not
hotalways not open
open Find
Find aadoors
it.closed second
second withway
back such
such as
of youras aahand
window. IfIf
to feel
you cannot
cannot escape
for heat before you open them. through
through aa window,
window, hang
hang aa white
white sheet
sheet outside
outside the
the window
to alert firefighters to your presence.
January September Iftothe
you cannot
the cracks
is hot dotonot
cracksescape around
the doordoor
it. Find a second way out, such as a window. If
a window,with towels,
hang arags,
towels, rags,
white bedding
sheet outside or
or tapetapetheand cover
vents to keep smoke out.
February October vents
to keep
aa phone
to alert firefighters to your presence.
IfIfStuff around
inin the
room door where with you
where you
are trapped,
rags, call
beddingcall the or fire
the fire department
tape department
and cover
vents and tell
tell them exactly
out. where where you you are.
March November Do
If therenot
not assume
is a phone
in the room else
else already
where you
the fire
fire department,
trapped, call the fireget
department, get out
out of
department of
the house then call the Fire Department.
April December the
Do notyou
are out
out of
again and tell them exactly where you are.
of the
the building,
else already STAY
STAYcalled OUT!
OUT! Do Do not
the fire go
not go back
back inside
department, inside get for any
May reason.
the house then call the Fire Department.
Once the
out of theififbuilding,
department you
you knowknow of
of anyone
STAY OUT! trapped
anyone trapped
Do not go ininback
the building.
inside for any
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your clothes catch on fire, you should: Stop, drop, and roll until
clothes catch on fire, you should: Stop, drop, and roll until the
the fire
fire isis
Prevention extinguished.
Tell the fire department if you know of anyone trapped in the building.
July Tips Also
aware theof state
state and
of on your
and local
localhome burn
burn ordinances.
is clearly marked and easy for the
Go to
fire to
department to find. for
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falls to FEVER

Mauldin This is the biggest game
SPORTS EDITOR of the season...(Our
The Warriors strug- team) will be focused on
gles continued in Week 6,
as the Riverside offense the Eagles and not the
could not keep up with
Mauldin in a 44-26 home pretty girls on the field at
The Mavericks stormed halftime.
out to a 14-0 lead, capi-
talizing on an early Riv-
erside turnover. That lead Will Young
wouldnt last however, as Greer head coach
the Warriors pulled the on Fridays Homecoming game
score to within one, 14- against Eastside
13, following a touchdown
pass from Andrew Brown
to Ryan Perron.
Mauldin scored again, WEEK 7 GAMES |
but Max Louris took the
following kickoff to the Blue Ridge at Travelers Rest
house 79 yards to make
the score 21-20. Byrnes at Boiling Spring
The Warriors could not
keep up the pace, drop- PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN Eastside at Greer
ping to 1-5 on the season
and 0-1 in the region. Greer and Eastside are coming off blowouts to face off in a region clash Friday at Dooley Riverside at Hillcrest
Riverside will hit the Field. The Eagles are unbeaten heading into the matchup.
road for its next two

games against Hillcrest
and Laurens. The Warriors
will return home on Oct.
20 for a matchup with

Greer to face

Rebels unbeaten Eagles
first loss
gan, Eastside improved to
6-0 with a 48-20 triumph
over Union County, mak-
Greers plate is more ing this the best start for
than full, facing both
unbeaten Eastside and
Homecoming at the same
the Eagles since 2003.
Eastside is averaging scor-
ing 50 points a game with
TR, 70-3
Byrnes added a blemish time this Friday night at wins over Riverside, Wade
to its record Friday night, Dooley Field. Hampton, Carolina, South-
as the Rebels dropped This is the biggest side and Woodmont. The
their region opening game game of the season, con- Eagles have posted three FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN
to Spartanburg, 21-14, at firmed Greer Coach Will shutouts, while giving up BY LELAND BURCH
home. Young of the region match just 41 points in three oth- FOR THE GREER CITIZEN Eastside quarterback Jordan Morgan had a record-
The Rebels are now 5-1 that could go a long way er wins. breaking game against Union County Friday night.
on the year with a trip toward determining the Greer is 5-1 overall, hav- It was just a blur Fri-

Eastside blows
to Boiling Springs on the champion. For that reason, ing lost only to Byrnes. day night when Greer
schedule this week. the Yellow Jackets will be Young said Eastside is swamped Travelers Rest
Spartanburg got off to focused on the Eagles and very dangerous offensive- Highs Homecoming cele-
a strong start in Duncan, not the pretty girls on the ly, especially with Jordan bration with an avalanche
pounding in two first half field at halftime. And for- Morgan at quarterback. He of points in a 70-3 victory.
touchdowns. The Rebels
responded in the second
quarter, however, as Rah-
jai Harris scored from six-
tunately, our kids dont
have anything to do for
Homecoming, he said. It
probably wasnt the best
is elusive, does a good job
of moving the pocket, and
is hard to bring down. You
just dont see him getting
Not only did Greer hit
the 70 point mark for just
the fifth time ever, the
Yellow Jackets did it in re-
past Union Co.
yards out to cap a drive of idea to schedule Home- sacked. cord time. The entire sec- BY BILLY CANNADA downs. Chance Pride also
more than 80 yards. coming this week, but that Young attributes much ond half was played in 24 SPORTS EDITOR got in on the scoring with
The Spartanburg de- was done a long time ago, of Eastsides success to minutes flat, in contrast two touchdowns, 11 re-
fense held strong in the and we will live with it. the senior quarterback. to the 75 minutes that the Quarterback Jordan ceptions and 115 yards of
second half, keeping By- The only change in the We think a lot of Morgan. first half consumed. Offi- Morgan set a school record his own.
rnes out of the end zone teams routine this week He moved the ball for a lot cials invoked the mercy for passing yards during Pride had three punt
in the third quarter. will be moving the Thurs- of yards on us last year. rule of allowing the clock his teams first region win returns totaling 72 yards
Brock Carroll pulled the day walk-through practice Morgan is a really good to run during the second over Union County last Fri- and one special teams
Rebels within striking dis- to 7:30 a.m. in the school player who puts a lot into half. And run it did, not day night. touchdown, putting the
tance in the fourth quarter gym in order to allow the the game. He has a good even stopping for time Morgans three touch- game away for his team.
with a touchdown run of players to participate in grasp of everything thats outs or flipping the field downs and 464 yards The Eagles carried a 34-7
his own, but the defense the Homecoming parade going on, so hes like hav- between quarters. passing led the Eagles to a lead well into the third
could not stop the Spar- in the afternoon. Young ing a coach on the field. The result is that Greer 48-20 victory, keeping the quarter, never relinquish-
tanburg running game, as explained, We will feed Morgan is complement- had the ball for only four teams record perfect mid- ing the advantage.
the Vikings held on for a the kids breakfast and go ed by several really good plays from scrimmage in way through the season. Eastside will take on
gutsy road win. over the game plan. Doing wide receivers, including the second half. Morgans favorite tar- Greer this Friday at Dooley
The Rebels will spend it in the morning should Haven Berry, Daniel Bald- We only ran 25 plays, get on the night seemed Field. The Jackets are also
the next three weeks on not make any difference. win, and Chance Pride, all which was by far the few- to be Payton Mangrum, 1-0 in region play.
the road with trips to Na- Both teams won their of them seniors, Young est number we have ever who caught 10 balls for
tion Ford and Gaffney also region openers last week. said. Pride, who also run in a game, declared 142 yards and two touch- | 877-2076
in October. Under new coach Dan Mor- SEE CLASH | B2 SEE GREER | B2

Annual golf tournament a success for missions

Abner Creek which consisted of Jerry
Martin, Eddie Foxx, Steve
Hajoca; Hampton Auto-
motive; Jenny McCord of
Leahy, and Dave Harris. Berkshire-Hathaway Home
Baptist The closest to the pin
winner was Kenny Theak-
Services; MCG Mechanical;
Mint Condition of Upstate

raised $3,900 er.

We want to send out a
S.C.; Paper Cutters, Inc.;
Rochester Insurance; Soc-
big thank you to Willow cer Shots; Superior Re-
BY KATIE CRUICE SMITH Creek Golf Course for cycling Solutions; Theos
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN hosting the tournament Family Restaurant; Tractor
again this year, said Amy Parts Barn; Twin Palmetto
Abner Creek Baptist Baker, the ministry assis- (on Hwy 101); and Will and
Church held its fifth an- tant at Abner Creek. And Kris Amusements.
nual golf tournament to we also want to say a huge Although Doug Bortone
raise money for missions thank you to our sponsors. is greatly missed, the
in September. We could not raise these church plans to honor his
The Doug Bortone Me- funds without them. memory by continuing to
morial Golf Tournament The sponsors for the support missions locally
for Missionsnamed event included B.A. Ben- and around the world.
after its founder, who nett & Co., Inc.; Belue To continue reaching
passed away this year Trucking Company, Inc.; out locally, the church is
raised around $3,900 for Brightview Landscaping; planning its annual Fall
missions. The tournament Brockman Automotive; Festival on Sunday, Oc-
was initially started as Carolina Consignment; tober 29, from 4 p.m. to
a way to raise funds for PHOTO | SUBMITTED Chet and Beth Smith 7 p.m. The community is
missionaries in Toronto, of BerkshireHathaway invited to come for free
but it has grown over the The Belue Trucking team of Drake Foster, Derick Foster, Danny McCallister and Kyle Home Services; Chick- food, hayride, games, and
years to include funding Marcengill were repeat winners of the Abner Creek Baptist annual golf tournament last Fil-A (Westgate); Country more.
for mission trips to other month. Lawn and Tractor; Danny Abner Creek Baptist
areas as well. U. Bolton, Jr. Plumbing; Church is located at 2461
This year, there were 13 Trucking won the tourna- sisted of Drake Foster, pion), and Kyle Marcengill. Doris Smith Realty; En- Abner Creek Road in
teams and over 50 play- ment for the second year Derick Foster, Danny Mc- Runners-up was the team gineered Systems, Inc.; Greer. For more informa-
ers. The team from Belue in a row. The team con- Callister (returning cham- from Kapstone Paper, Godfrey Construction; tion, call 877-6604.

Weekly CLASH: Greer hopes to PLAYERS OF WEEK 6

WEEK 7 GAMES lineman is Daniel Obona-
returns punts, is the ga, a senior, who will line
Blue Ridge at Travelers Rest younger brother of Troy up over our left tackle
Pride who played for Greer when they are in the 3-4.
Byrnes at Boiling Spring High and is now a sopho- They have some other very
Eastside at Greer more at Notre Dame. good kids including Bran-
The Eagles operate of don McLoyd, a junior line-
Riverside at Hillcrest the spread offense, and backer and Brandon Bris-
they really like to throw tol, a senior tackle. Young
the ball. They also have a added, Eastside also has
WEEK 6 SCORES | good running back in Reg-
gie Rogers, but they run
a new linebacker in Israel
Taylor, a senior, and two
it enough to keep the de- good cornerbacks in Deon-
Spartanburg 21 Byrnes 14 fense honest, said Young. dre Thompson and Devin
Eastside 48 Union Co. 20 There is no question that
Eastside will be a big chal-
Noel. Their safeties are
Deion Blackmon and Quez EDWIN PAYTON JACOB
Greer 70 Travelers Rest 3
Mauldin 44 Riverside 26
lenge for our defense.
Meanwhile, the Eagles
Brown, both seniors.
Eastside is playing with
defense is capable of shut- a lot of confidence right GREER KICKER #81 EASTSIDE #4 GREER DB #6
ting down the Yellow Jack- now, and I imagine their JUNIOR SENIOR SENIOR
PLAYERS OF WEEK 5 | ets explosive offense that
accounted for eight touch-
people will turn out in big
numbers for this game. 10 made PATS 142 Receiving Yards 7 Tackles
downs last week. Ob- Theres no question this 10 PAT attempts 10 Receptions 3 Assisted Tackles
DEFENSIVE viously Eastside is very is our biggest game yet, 2 Touchdowns 1 Interception
Quez Brown Eastside solid on that side of the so it should as heck of a 1 Score
ball, Young said. They battle in really be a good
OFFENSIVE have not given up many atmosphere Friday night,
Max Louris Riverside points. Coach Young concluded.
He said the Eagles top

Jacob Harris Greer
GREER: Lights up scoreboard at TR PLAYERS OF WEEK 5

Payton Mangrum Eastside Greer Coach Will Young af-

PLAYER terwards. At least it wont
take long to grade the
Edwin Sales Greer game film he quipped.
Young added, I feel bad

because the second and
third stringers didnt get
much time on the field be-
cause we scored so many
BLUE RIDGE times on first downs. And
most of these kids cant
Aug. 18.................0 BHP 42 play on Thursday nights
Aug. 25........41 Landrum 19 with the jayvees either
because of the recent rule
Sept. 1.........28 Riverside 27 changes.
Sept. 8............. 8 Liberty 35 Like the runaway clock,
Sept. 15........6 Chapman 58 Greers offense was a
Sept. 22..........0 Mauldin 50
flash, scoring five touch-
downs on the first play of QUEZ MAX
Oct. Travelers Rest drives. The Yellow Jackets
added scores on a punt BROWN LOURIS
Oct. 13............. at Union Co. return and pass intercep- EASTSIDE #6 RIVERSIDE #13
Oct. 20...................Eastside tion and improved to 5-1 SENIOR SOPHOMORE
Oct. 27.......................Greer by winning the Region II
kickoff. 11 Tackles 243 Rushing Yards
The speed of play was 2 Interceptions 2 Touchdowns
intensified by the Yellow 1 Touchdown
Jackets opening air raid PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN
BYRNES when quarterback Trey
Houston fired six straight Greer took it to Travelers Rest last Friday, scoring 70 points
Aug. 19....51 Myrtle Beach 0 passes in a 61-yard drive and only allowing three.
Aug. 25...............42 Greer 7 that put the winning
points on the board. Sales did a really good job Travelers Rest had 188
Sept. 1....... 24 Don Bosco 21 Young said the only strat- kicking, especially with his total yards and 11 first
Sept. 8..48 Northwestern 14 egy to the flying start was kickoffs that penned Trav- downs. The Devildogs
trying to get Trey more elers Rest back deep. rushed for 112 yards while
Sept. 15.......... 34 Broome 0
comfortable throwing the Greer soon forced a punt Tucker connected on 9 of
Sept. 29..14 Spartanburg 21 ball. that Williams returned 80 14 passes for 76 yards. A SPORTING VIEW
Oct. Boiling Springs Houston became so yards to the opposite end The Devildogs lost three
comfortable that he went zone. fumbles and had one pass
Oct. Nation Ford
Oct. Gaffney
on to deliver four more
touchdown passes
Greer receivers who were
A rash of penalties total-
ing 40 yards prevented the
Yellow Jackets from scor-
intercepted while Greer
did not have a turnover.
The Yellow Jackets were
As the Gridiron Burns
Oct. 27................... Dorman roaming freely in the Trav- ing on their next posses- hit with six penalties for BY MARK VASTO was merely professing
elers Rest secondary. sion, the only failed drive 85 yards, and Travelers FOR THE GREER CITIZEN his faith.) Trump says
Travelers Rest decid- of the night. But Greer Rest drew seven flags for its disrespectful to the

ed to kick off to start the quickly forced another 41 yards. his isnt the first time flag and the veterans
EASTSIDE game, and things quick-
ly went downhill for the
quarterback sack fumble
that Garrett Dill recovered SCORING
politics invaded the
football world.
who served this nation,
and while I agree with
Aug. 18.......41 Woodmont 7 Devildogs. Greer complet- on the hosts 29-yard line. Greer 21 28 14 Teddy Roosevelt loved that sentiment, it isnt
ed five of six passes, the Houston promptly went to 7 70 the game and helped making me tune out.
Aug. 25........48 Riverside 14 last a 21-yarder to Quay the air with a touchdown T. Rest 3 0 0 start the NCAA while Football never liked it
Sept. 8......49 W. Hampton 0 White for touchdown less pass to Collins. 0- 3 he urged rule makers when Nixon got involved
Sept. 15....... 49 Southside 0 than two minutes into the Greer took advantage First quarter: White (G) to ban the controversial with football, either.
game. Edwin Sales kicked of a short punt following 21-yard pass from Hous- flying wedge (con- He was known to draw
Sept. 22..........69 Carolina 0 the first of his ten straight the Devildogs next posses- ton, Sales kick. Ocha (TR), troversial because it up tricky Dick plays
Sept. 29...... 48 Union Co. 20 extra points. sion. Houston delivered a 23-yard field goal. Wil- KILLED players). Dwight for the local pro team
The Devildogs surprised 33-yard touchdown strike liams (G) one-yard run, Eisenhower played that were never used. In
Oct. 6..................... at Greer the visitors by mounting a to White on the first play Sales kick. Collins (G), 29- football for Army, and 1969, he declared that
Oct. 13.......... Travelers Rest threat of their own when from scrimmage. yard pass from Houston, Richard Nixon played on he would decide who the
Oct. 20........... at Blue Ridge quarterback Wilson Hen- After holding on downs Sales kick. the practice squad for No. 1 college team was,
dricks broke free for 31 near midfield, Greer Second quarter: Williams Whittier College (more to the delight of nobody.
Oct. 27....................... Wren yards on Travelers Rests added another one-play (G), 80-yard punt return, on that later). JFK made But it was his speech,
first possession. Hen- touchdown when Houston Sales kick. Collins (G), the JV squad at Har- delivered on a football
dricks was injured on the found Cameron Martin 29-yard pass from Hous- vard, Gerald Ford was field to Whittier College
play, however, and did wide open for a 57-yard ton, Sales kick. White (G), an All-American center grads, that contains a
GREER not return to the game.
His back-up, wide receiver
touchdown pass with 1:32
remaining in the first half.
3-yard pass from Houston,
Sales kick. Martin (G), 57-
for Michigan and Ronald
Reagan played on schol-
credo that resonates
even more today than
Aug. 18.........42 Westside14 Esias Tucker, completed That made it a 49-3 affair, yard pass from Houston, arship at Eureka College. back then.
a 27-yard pass to Derrick and put the clock into the Sales kick. Also, he played the the When I speak of firm-
Aug. 25.............7 Byrnes 42 Fields to advance the Dev- non-stop mode. Third quarter: Harris Gipper in a Hollywood ness ... we must have
Sept. 1............. 41 Clinton 0 ildogs at the Greer nine Greers one-strike scor- (G), 75-yard pass intercep- movie. firmness without bellig-
yard line. But the Yellow ing continued in the sec- tion return, Sales kick. Jef- With the notable erency, Nixon said. Its
Sept. 8.............42 Daniel 23 Jackets held with the aid ond half when senior de- ferson (G), five-yard run, exception of Nixon (of very easy, I can assure
Sept. 15........ 56 Woodruff 0 of a couple of penalties. fensive back Jacob Harris Sales kick. course), nobody has you, and sometimes very
Sept. 29..70 Travelers Rest 3 Travelers Rest was forced stopped a Travelers Rest Fourth quarter: Huff (G) meddled more with tempting when you are
to attempt a field goal mini drive by intercepting 62-yard run, Sales kick. football than our current insulted to strike back
Oct. 6.....................Eastside that Edwin Ochoa booted a pass that he returned 75 Individuals: dear leader. with the same words.
Oct. 13................Greenville through the uprights from yards for a touchdown. Greer rushing: Williams Donald Trump never But we must avoid en-
the 16 yard line. Dill then scooped up 3/64 yards; Jefferson, played the game, but he gaging in a war of words
Oct. 20.................Union Co. Greer answered with another Devildogs fumble 3/11 yards; Huff 1/62 used to own the coolest which would heat up
Oct. 27........... at Blue Ridge an 80-yard scoring drive that he returned to the yards; Collins 1/9 yards. USFL team -- the New the international atmo-
featuring Dre Williams. 11-yard line. From there, Travelers Rest rushing: Jersey Generals -- in sphere to the point that
The junior running back Greer gave the ball to Nate Deonte Byrd 20/59 yards; the early 80s. There he we would have a nuclear
ripped off runs of 45 and Jefferson on three straight Hendricks 1/31 yards; was famous for threat- disaster. And a nation

RIVERSIDE 18 yards and then walked

into the end zone from
toss-sweeps. The senior
wide receiver scored on
Tucker 9/22 yards; Zeebo
Riley 2/0 yards.
ening to fire the coach
if he ever used fullback
that is strong, a nation
that is confident that it
yard out. his third carry. Greer passing: Houston Maurice Carthon on a is right, does not have to
Aug. 18....... 21 Trav. Rest 13 The Yellow Jackets de- The Yellow Jackets only 12/16/0 239 yards. Trav- goal-line play, before resort to returning insult
Aug. 25.........14 Eastside 48 fense quickly set up anoth- other second half posses- elers Rest passing: Tucker suing the NFL for being with insult. We can be
Sept. 1...... 27 Blue Ridge 28 er score when Najawuan sion ended in a one-play 9/14/1 76 yards. a monopoly --- a case confident of ourselves.
Smith sacked Tucker, touchdown drive when Greer receiving: Martin he won, receiving $3 in Im confident that
Sept. 15..39 Christ Church 49 causing a fumble that Mc- Matthew Huff streaked 62 2/63 yards; Collins 3/62 damages -- before taking this impasse will pass
Sept. 22........ 33 JL Mann 35 Zavion Holley recovered yards up the middle on yards; Chris Quinn 1/8 his ball and going home. soon, and well just go
at the Devildogs 29 yard a quarterback draw with yards; White 4/76 yards; Now, he has opened back to watching adults
Sept. 29........26 Mauldin 44 line. Houston delivered a 5:47 left in the game. Jefferson 1/9 yards. up a new front: affront play games again where
Oct. Hillcrest 29-yard touchdown pass The stats were not as Travelers Rest receiving: over players who kneel theyre meant to be:
Oct. 13............... at Laurens to Braxton Collins on the one-sided as the score. Jake Hall 1/-7yards; Byrd during The Star Span- on the field. When that
next play to give Greer a Greer amassed 385 yards 1/0 yards; Derrick Fields gled Banner. (Incidental- happens, America will be
Oct. 20..............Greenwood 21-3 lead at the end of the from scrimmage for 13 6/67 yards; Christian ly, nobody complained truly blessed.
Oct. 27........Wade Hampton first quarter. first downs. Houston com- Ciriaco, 1/16 yards. when Tim Tebow took
Collins made some re- pleted 12 of 16 passes for a knee, but I guess
ally night catches, Coach 239 yards, and the ground thats because he wasnt
Young noted. He also said game added 146 yards. protesting anything, he
6, 2016

Blue Ridge to square up with rival Travelers Rest

BY BILLY CANNADA injuries, so we tried to team and they can be dan-
SPORTS EDITOR use last week to recover gerous. We have to make
and work on a lot of fun- sure were sound funda-
Following some need- damentals. Were trying mentally.
ed rest and recovery, the to get back to the basics The loss of a quarter-
Blue Ridge football team and work on some of our back doesnt make TR any
is heading into what could issues. This is one we need less dangerous, Clark said.
prove to be its most im- to try to get here to start Theyve got a couple
portant week of the sea- off region play, so hope- of guys they can put back
son. fully our guys will rise to there and hurt you, he
The Tigers will vis- the occasion. said. We cant let them
it Travelers Rest Friday The Tigers had nearly 10 get into their run game,
night for a rivalry game guys hindered or held out and theyve got a couple of
with the Devildogs. of practice last week. receivers that can be dan-
Last season, this match- Weve got several con- gerous in the open field.
up determined who would cussions and several back Heading into the second
get the fourth playoff spot injuries, Clark said. We half of the season, Clark
in the Peach Blossom re- had eight or nine guys last said his guys are hoping to
gion. Blue Ridge won that week that had difficul- take advantage of a blank
game, and a win here ty practicing or couldnt slate with a playoff spot
would go a long way as practice, so were still very on the line.
well. much on the mend. Were looking at where
With our region, only Travelers Rest is banged we are right now and look-
four teams are getting in up as well. Much of what ing at what we can fix
so you have to try not to the Devildogs do on of- heading into the region,
be that fifth team. If you fense will have to be mod- Clark said. The guys are
can start the region off ified following an injury to still working hard and
with a win too, its a good their quarterback. fighting. Obviously, there
way to get some momen- We think theyve were a couple of games
tum, head coach Shane changed a little bit be- wed hoped would go the
Clark said. cause their quarterback other way, but we didnt
Clarks team has been broke his collarbone last quite get it done. Thats
banged up in recent Friday, Clark said. That behind us and the guys
weeks, following a brutal will likely change some of have not quit. Thats what FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN
non-conference schedule. the stuff they do, so we its going to take.
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Blaney asserts his dominance in XFINITY win

BY REID SPENCER off with the Playoff field
NASCAR WIRE scheduled to be pared
from 12 to eight drivers
DOVER, Del. Once Ryan next Saturday at Charlotte.
Blaney got the lead in Sat- I was trying to put it
urdays Use Your Melon. in Victory Lane, Allgai-
Drive Sober 200 at Dover er said. We just needed
International Speedway, a little more. I ran high
it was game over in the some, low some. There at
second NASCAR XFINITY the end we made a great
Series Playoff race of the adjustment, and I was able
season. to run the bottom, where I
After Playoff driver Wil- wanted to run all day.
liam Byron led every lap of It paid off. Obviously,
the 60-circuit first stage second place is not quite
and banked a playoff Victory Lane, but in the
point, Blaney took the lead points battle were play-
off pit road under caution ing, its pretty darn close.
on Lap 64. Blaney kept his In the battle to survive
No. 22 Team Penske Ford the Playoff cutoff, Brendan
out front the rest of the Gaughan gained ground
way, except for one lap led with a 10th-place finish.
by Daniel Suarez on pit Facing the elimination
road under caution after race at Charlotte, Gaughan
the conclusion of Stage 2. is ninth in points, two be-
Playoff driver Justin All- hind eighth-place Ryan
gaier charged from fourth Reed, who finished a lap
to second on the Lap 128 down in 16th-place at Do-
restart that began the fi- ver.
nal stage, which ran under Playoff drivers Daniel
a green flag to the finish. Hemric, Brennan Poole
Though Allgaier was able and Matt Tifft came home
to hold off Byron, his JR JARED C. TILTON | GETTY IMAGES fourth, fifth and sixth,
Motorsports teammate, respectively, to improve
and hold the series lead, Ryan Blaney, driver of the #22 Fitzgerald Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Use their chances to make the
he had nothing for Blaney, Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway on September 30, 2017 in Dover, Delaware. Round of 8. Daniel Suarez
who finished 4.852 sec- ran seventh, joining Blaney
onds ahead of Allgaiers Apache Warrior 400 (on ask for, great changes sixth in the series, his sec- current cut line for the as the only non-XFINITY
No. 7 Chevrolet. NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET). We throughout. Its awesome ond this season and his second round of the XFIN- regulars to finish in the
Its really hard to get were a little bit off on the to get to Victory Lane with first at the Monster Mile. ITY Playoff, Allgaier is a top 12.
a car like that, and, to be first run. We made some (sponsor) Fitzgerald. This Though he couldnt virtual lock to advance. Rookie Cole Custer and
honest, we didnt have great changes after the is really cool. We were catch Blaney over the fi- So is Byron, who chased regular-season champion
it in the first run, said first stage to get it better close the first race this nal run, Allgaier also had Allgaier for the final Elliott Sadler, both well
Blaney, who will try to ad- to where it needs to be. year and just didnt quite reason to celebrate as the 73 green-flag laps but above the current cut line,
vance to the Monster En- We actually got it bet- get it. Definitely learned a highest finishing series couldnt find a way past ran eighth and ninth re-
ergy NASCAR Cup Series ter for the last run As a lot for tomorrow. regular. Heading to Char- his teammate. Byron is spectively.
Round of 12 in Sundays driver, thats all you can The victory was Blaneys lotte 54 points above the 51 points above the cut-

Busch steals playoff win at

Dover from Chase Elliott
BY REID SPENCER time since weve been in did. At the end of the day
NASCAR WIRE Victory Lane here, and its thats what it comes down
hard to come by wins here to
Call him the Grinch. because (11-time Dover Man, such a bummer,
Halloween may be the winner) Jimmie (Johnson) such a disappointment
next holiday on the calen- takes up all the darn Mon- for my team. I dont really
dar, but Kyle Busch stole ster trophies. But its nice have a whole lot to add.
Christmas morning from to have a third or fourth in Series leader and pole
Chase Elliott late on Sun- my collection I cant re- winner Martin Truex Jr.
day afternoon at Dover In- member. ran fourth, followed by
ternational Speedway. Johnson, who finished Kyle Larson and a trio of
Running Elliott down third, tried to console his non-Playoff driversClint
from more than four sec- teammate, but Elliott felt Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
onds back in the last 40 he let his team and orga- and Daniel Suarez.
laps of the Apache Warrior nization down when he Busch, Truex, Larson and
400 at the Monster Mile, failed to beat Busch to the 10th-place finisher Brad
Busch powered his No. 18 finish line. Keselowski had clinched
MATT SULLIVAN | GETTY IMAGES Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota I thought if I had a spots in the Round of 12
around the outside of El- clean track, I could have before arriving at Dover.
Ben Rhodes, driver of the #27 Safelite Auto Glass Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after liotts No. 24 Hendrick Mo- run as fast as he did, but Elliott, Johnson, Jamie
winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor torsports Chevrolet and I didnt, and I should have McMurray (ninth on Sun-
Speedway on September 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. cleared him off Turn 4 as done something differ- day), Matt Kenseth (11th),
the cars approached the ent, said Elliott, still de- Kevin Harvick (17th), Ryan

Rhodes claims first

white flag. spondent when he arrived Blaney (23rd), Denny Ham-
A lap later, Busch had at the media center for lin (35th) and Stenhouse
his second straight victo- his post-race interview. (19th) joined them on Sun-
ry in the Monster Energy So thats just on me, and day.
NASCAR Cup Series Play- he did a better job than I

truck win in thrilling

off, leaving a disheartened
Elliott still in search of his

first victory in the series
and agonizing over what
BY OWEN A. KEARNS he might have done differ-
Though Elliott was in-
Ben Rhodes took the
lead on the final restart
and held off Christopher
consolable, there were
plenty of positives in his
performance. The Hen-
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Truck Series career win in since the Playoff began Discount for additional insertions
Saturday nights Las Vegas two weeks earlier at Chi- DEADLINE
350 at Las Vegas Motor cagoland, and Elliott 5pm Monday
Speedway. moved on comfortably to
for insertion Wednesday
Rhodes, who earlier in the Round of 12.
the season lost what ap- Not as fortunate were TERMS
peared to be a sure vic- Ryan Newman, Austin Dil- Cash in advance. We accept Visa, MasterCard,
tory at Kansas Speedway lon, Kasey Kahne and Kurt American Express, and Discover Card
when a piece of debris Busch, who were elimi-
punctured his Toyotas ra- nated from the Playoffs,
diator, blocked Bells last- MATT SULLIVAN | GETTY IMAGES as Ricky Stenhouse Jr.,
gasp effort by going all the claimed the 12th and final
way to the tracks apron to Ben Rhodes, driver of the #27 Safelite Auto Glass Toyota, spot in the next round by NOTICES
PUBLIC NOTICE SC 29650. To object to
take the checkered flag. does a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World two points over Newman, the issuance of this permit/
Rhodes, who drives for Truck Series Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway thanks to a risky-but-ser- NOTICE All real estate ad- license, written protest must
ThorSport Racing, started on September 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. endipitous pit call by crew vertised in this newspaper is be postmarked no later than
sixth in the 28-truck field chief Brian Pattie. Subject to the Federal Fair October 20, 2017.
to become the 1.5-mile sixth season victory. Seven different drivers But it was Busch who Housing Act of 1968 which For a protest to be valid,
speedways 10th consec- I just didnt get it done traded the lead 11 times. stole the show and stole makes it illegal to advertise it must be in writing, and
utive different winner. He there on the last restart (at There were six cautions the race, running the top any preference, limitation or should include the following
joins Bell to advance to the Lap 140), he said. Hes consuming 32 laps. line as he sliced into El- discrimination based on race, information:
Round of 6 in the NASCAR (Rhodes) been long over- Briscoe won the races liotts advantage and diced color, religion, sex, handicap, (1) the name, address and
Camping World Truck Se- due for that win and he first stage by 1.25 seconds his way through traffic familial status, national origin telephone number of the
ries Playoffs. earned it tonight. over Johnny Sauter. Sau- more adroitly than his less or an intention to make such person filing the protest;
I used every play in my Chase Briscoe finished ter clawed his way back experienced rival. preference, limitation or dis- (2) the specific reasons why
playbook, said Rhodes third in his Brad Keselows- to 10th-place finish, a lap Man, I saw that carrot crimination. This newspaper the application should be
of the final laps battle. I ki Racing Ford, followed behind, after cutting a tire out there, and I wanted to will not knowingly accept denied;
knew if I could keep him by BKR teammate Austin and twice speeding on pit go and get it, said Busch, any advertising for real es- (3) that the person pro-
close to me, he couldnt Cindric, who overcame an road. who won for the fourth tate which is in violation of testing is willing to attend a
break the (air) bubble. early-race accident. Kaz Rhodes claimed Stage 2 time at Dover and the the law. Our readers hereby hearing (if one is requested
This is the biggest high of Grala, who started 14th, by 0.419 seconds over Bell 42nd time in his career. informed that all dwelling ad- by the applicant);
my life. also battled back from in a preview of the final I got within five lengths vertised in this newspaper (4) that the person pro-
So many things have an early incident, was the stage finish. and I stalled out and I was are available on an equal op- testing resides in the same
gone wrong and now here top-finishing Chevrolet in While both Rhodes and like, Oh, man, I think that portunity basis. county where the proposed
I am in Victory Lane. fifth. Bell are guaranteed to was it, you know? But I 10-4,11,18,25-TFN place of business is located
Rhodes victory came in Pole sitter Ryan Truex move into the Round of 6 got back to the top and or within five miles of the
his 45th series start. His was unable to lead the in the NASCAR Camping got enough momentum NOTICE OF
NOTICE OF business; and,
(5) the name of the appli-
official victory margin
over Bell was 0.066 sec-
opening lap but had put
his Toyota in position for
World Truck Series Play-
offs, the final four spots
back rolling. Chase was
kind of plugged up with
cant and the address of the
onds. a solid top-10 finish. A remain up for grabs at the lapped cars in front of Notice is hereby given that premises to be licensed.
Bell, who led three times brush with the wall in the Talladega Superspeedway him, so I think the lapped WALGREEN CO. intends to Protests must be mailed to:
for 64 laps and dominated closing laps while battling on Oct. 14. Crafton is best cars actually helped us apply to the South Carolina S. C. Department of Reve-
much of the 146-lap race Briscoe and Grant Enfin- placed, followed by Sauter with that one. Department of Revenue for nue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box
in his Kyle Busch Motor- ger for third sent his Toy- and Briscoe while Grala But, overall, just great a license/permit that will al- 125, Columbia, SC 29214-
sports Toyota, blamed ota to pit road, where he and John H. Nemechek are day for us. Great job by low the sale and OFF prem- 0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-
himself for coming up lost two laps and finished currently below the cutoff the team being able to ises consumption of beer 0110.
short in his quest for a 12th. point. get in Victory Lane here and wine at 1100 W. WADE 10-4,11,18

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The Greer Citizen


Our lucky Penny

ave you ever had such
an incredible story BLAME
to tell that figuring
out where to start seems CANNADA
nearly impossible?
Thats how I feel about
10 days after the birth of BILLY
my first child, Penelope CANNADA
I guess I could begin by ly as much as I actually
telling you how we felt did. There was no border,
nine months ago when we and once you begin to
learned baby Penny was witness something like
on the way. that, you cant focus on
It was very welcome anything else.
and joyous news, be- I remember being
cause wed been hoping awestruck by what I was
to hear it for well over a seeing. Every now and
year. My wife and I have then I would mumble
been married for more some words of encourage-
than five years and weve ment to my wife, who was
been together since high doing the most difficult
school. We always as- thing of her life, but I was
sumed that when the time completely distracted by
came to have children, we the spectacular abilities of
would be able to. There the human body.
were certainly times in Also, I was getting
the last two years that we light-headed. Very woozy.
doubted that. Quite a few, Yep, I was about to pass
to say the least. out.
But the Lord, in his When the final push
timing, did see fit to bless came and Penny was
us with a child, and last being held by the doctor,
Saturday my wife labored I had a flurry of con- PHOTO | COURTESY OF BRIGHT MOON PHOTOGRAPHY
to bring her into this cerns.
world. Oh no, the baby is Penelope Claire Cannada was born on Sept. 23 at 9:30 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces. She is 20 inches long.
The day was filled with blue. She isnt breathing.
nervous moments, pain Why isnt she crying yet? talking about how beauti- about not shaking the
and lots of tears. After a OK, theres the cry. She ful she was. baby) and all three of us
long pregnancy and years must be good. But what Do you want to touch were dozing off. Wed just
of anticipation, my wife is wrong with her head? her? Billy, do you want to been through a three-day
endured 16 hours of labor Her head is misshapen. Is touch her? whirlwind, and now you
to deliver a healthy baby somebody going to help My wife kept asking want to send us home,
girl. her? Why is nobody help- me this, but I could offer exhausted, with no help?
For those of you who ing my babys head? no response. One more We did make it home,
havent experienced this I didnt voice any of movement and I was go- though. And we did have
but one day will, I have these concerns. Rather, I ing to hit the floor. help. Our incredible fam-
news for you: Its not like just looked on helplessly Finally, I managed to ily, neighbors and friends
what you see on TV. as the doctors did their communicate that I was stepped up to make Pen-
Ive always been told work, trying not to pass going to go sit down, and nys first week in the real
that during delivery, out. Passing out was a doctors thought that was world easier.
there is a border that the very real concern at this a great decision. Shes learned to eat.
father can choose to stay point. The moment we met Shes learned to not
north or south of. Sure, I When the doctor finally our daughter will forever scream bloody murder
planned to watch some of handed Penny to my wife, be one of the most special every time shes getting
the delivery, but not near- she began crying and moments in my life, but her diaper changed. Shes
it was just the start of the even learned to sleep (a
journey. little).
The first couple of As for what weve
nights, we realized very learned, that list is a bit
quickly that we were out more exhaustive.
of the frying pan and into Weve learned to trust
the fire. and rely on each other
Ive never felt more more. Weve learned to
useless than I did during keep calm during times
the hours and hours my of extreme stress. Weve
daughter cried with no re- learned that this is going
lief. We kept doing all the to be very difficult and
things they tell you to do, that its going to take the
but she would still cry. My best efforts from two
wife and I looked at one people.
another at a losssever- We certainly dont have
al times. How could we it figured out yet. PHOTO | SUBMITTED
possibly be parents if we In fact, Im writing this
couldnt find the simple column only a couple One of our first family photos with me, my far better half,
reason for our daughters of days after I forgot to Shannon, and Penny.
tears? put a diaper on my child
Those first few nights during a middle-of-the-
were difficult. Penny night changing. Let me eventually, but hopeful Shes going to make a
struggled to get enough just tell youthat was a for her and her future. difference in the world.
food. She was constant- BIG MISTAKE. This little girlour She already has.
ly gagging and choking. There are many more lucky Penny, as my wife This journey has been
There was no relief to be miles to go here, but as refers to her every so an incredible story of
had. No sleep to be had. we look at Pennys sweet oftenis going to grow up Gods faithfulness and
PHOTO | SUBMITTED When it was time to face, we cant help but and get married and have his love for us. And were
discharge us, the nurse feel hopeful. babies of her own. Shes excited to see what the
Penny spent time with her great grandparents over the was giving us some final Not just hopeful that going to be loved and next chapter holds.
weekend. instructions (something well do something right shes going to love others.

Mills competed at Rosies 25th anniversary


More than 100 locals

gathered at Rosies Hot-
dogs at the corner of Main
Street and Pennsylvania
Avenue to celebrate the
restaurants 25th anniver-
sary on Saturday.
As part of the celebra-
tion, local mills compet-
ed to see who could bring
the most canned food for
Greer Community Minis-
tries, accumulating more
than 900 cans.
It went really well. I
think everybody had a
good time, said Michelle
Bradshaw, the daughter of
Owner Rosie Anderson.
stopped working but still
drops by the business to A crowd gathered at Rosies Hotdogs on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the
catch up with long-time business and the fifth annual All Mill Hill Reunion.
She still comes up, and came in with the second Sharing stories took The sad part is when
the people enjoy talking most cans. Victor, Frank- place this past Saturday you get close to them, they PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN
with her, Bradshaw said. lin and Pelham mills also too, along with music, pass away, Bradshaw
They miss her being here participated in the compe- arts and crafts. Those who said. Weve had several. Rosie Anderson of Rosies Hotdogs celebrated 25 years
too. tition at their fifth annual came also raised $185 for Bradshaw joined her along with family and friends on Saturday.
Anderson said the peo- All Mill Hill Reunion. the Disabled American mom in the business about
ple are her favorite part of My favorite [memories] Veterans (DAV) in memory 17 years ago when Ander- ning a machine before ple. We try to get pictures
the business, and custom- are listening to the sto- of Jim Hawkins, who con- son needed the help. coming to work with her of us with our customers
ers continue to ask Brad- ries, Bradshaw said. We tributed to the anniver- We only had hotdogs mom in Greer. that our elderly just so we
shaw about her mom. have a set of people that sary event each year and until about four years I like this much better, can have the memories.
Shes okay, Bradshaw come Monday, Wednesday participated in Freedom ago, Bradshaw said. We Bradshaw said. You get to We have lots of pictures.
answered a customer on and Friday. On Fridays, its Blast each summer. added sandwiches. interact with people. Bradshaw said she
Monday. She was up here more of them. He was a really good Business is doing pretty Of course, I was real shy learned from her mom to
Saturday. They just sit back there customer, Bradshaw good, she continued. when I came to work here, be kind, and youll get it
Greer Mill won first and tell stories about way said. He had just passed Bradshaw worked at a so I had to open up, she back.
place while Apalache Mill back when. We love those. away. plant in Greenville run- continued. I love the peo-
The Greer Citizen


Jason Isbell at the top of his game

Rating: 8 out of 10
CARAMEL FILM & NO TRACE CAMPING Concert Review: Jason Isbell
and the 400 Unit with open-
Seann William Scott in ing act Frank Turner. Ovens
Goon: Last of the Enforcers Auditorium, Charlotte, Friday, WILLIAM
September 29


COUCH THEATER n his last three
albums, Southern first show of the two-
BY SAM STRUCKHOFF rocker Jason Isbell night stint about 9:25
has established himself as pm. The opening song
NEW RELEASES the best lyricist in Amer- was Anxiety, the first
FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 2 ica. What a lot of people of seven he played Friday
dont know is just how from his latest album,
PICKS OF THE WEEK talented he is as a singer the fantastic Nashville
Pirates of the Carib- and guitarist. Friday night Sound. Some of the more
bean: Dead Men Tell No inside Charlottes legend- hardcore Isbell fans might
Tales (PG-13) -- Jerry ary Ovens Auditorium, all have liked to have heard
Bruckheimer Films and of Isbells skills were on more of the artists early
Disney bring yet another full display. material, but true fans of
installment of the Pirates The opening act was the new album couldnt
of the Caribbean fran- Frank Turner, a live wire complain.
chise, in which the luck- British singer/guitarist I know I couldnt. Ive
less Capt. Jack Sparrow with a special gift for en- probably seen Isbell at PHOTO | SUBMITTED
(Johnny Depp) once again gaging the crowd. A dis- least a dozen times, both
pits his vexatious charms ciple of Springsteen, the with his old band Drive- Jason Isbell put on a superb show last Friday at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte.
against an undead seafar- 35-year-old Turner played By Truckers and, more
er -- Javier Bardem as Capt. a frenetic set that ended recently, with the 400 rockers like Try and It sure would have and emotion to the slower
Salazar, once a Spanish with the sellout crowd of Unit. So for me, it was a Flying Over Water, the been nice to hear at least songs, just as it does on
pirate hunter now cursed 2,400 on their feet. My in- treat seeing him blend Alabama native showed one of those Friday, but the new album. Her back-
captain of the Silent Mary. troduction to the London heart-wrenching new off the same kind of Isbells guitar solos made up vocals were especially
Jack must track down the native came seven years acoustic numbers like shredding he became up for it. Knowing he had nice on the intimate show
legendary Trident of Po- ago when he opened for Chaos and Clothes and famous for with Drive- another night to work closer, If We Were Vam-
seidon to defend himself, Social Distortion in Ashe- If We Were Vampires By Truckers. He dueled with, the singer clearly pires.
with help from Will Turn- ville. It was interesting to with his latest rockers several times with lead didnt feel the need to On a final note, I cant
ers son Henry (Brenton see Friday that Turner is Cumberland Gap and guitarist Sadler Vaden as cram in so many songs say enough about Ovens
Thwaites) and the lovely still employing a lot of the Hope the High Road. It the crowd just shook their into the setlist, allowing Auditorium, located in
astronomer Carina (Kaya same methods to get the was on the older tunes, heads and responded with for longer versions of Southeast Charlotte since
Scodelario). Geoffrey crowd involved. His per- though, that his voice thunderous applause. songs with more lead 1955. From the outside,
Rush returns as Capt. Bar- sistent interaction with really brought the house Somewhat curiously, guitar. It was good to it looks like a library or
barossa. While repetitive fans can be a bit much at down. Traveling Alone Isbell played only two see that, while he has government building,
in theme, its still packed times, but the Charlotte and especially Cover Me songs from his early days, matured as both a man but inside it is a superior
with interesting visuals crowd ate it up. One of Up sounded brilliant in 2007s Try and the 2005 and a singer, he has not place to see a show. The
and plenty of love and ac- the nights highlights was the 62-year-old venue, DBT rocker Never Gonna lost his ability to scorch a stage is cool, the sound
tion, at least enough for a when he pulled a random proving Isbell has one Change, which slammed fretboard. fantastic and the stage
satisfying rainy afternoon. man out of the crowd to of the smoothest, purest the door on the open- Friday night marked the ighting among the best
play the harmonica solos voices in popular music. ing set. Only those who first time Ive seen Isbell Ive ever seen. It was a
Goon: Last of the En- on two of his best songs, It was a stunning per- went the following night play with wife, Amanda splendid place to catch a
forcers (R) -- A hockey I Still Believe and Pho- formance, to be sure, but (Saturdays show) got to Shires. An accomplished superb show.
lockout brings a slew of tosynthesis. it was especially good to hear the beloved oldies singer/songwriter in her
new players to the Cana- Isbell and his band The see Isbell ripping up his Decoration Day, Outfit own right, her mastery of
dian minor league, just 400 Unit opened their electric guitar again. On and Dress Blues. the violin added texture
as Doug The Thug Glatt
-- the gold-hearted goon


of the 2011 original film,
again played by Seann Wil- es. Because lids must be with the zoo closing at 5 son Buddy Cox at 878-
liam Scott -- is sidelined removed in order to view p.m. 2045. To participate in the

To Do
with a shoulder injury. the insides or to use the parade, call the Pumpkin-
Now married to Eva (Ali- vessels, the pieces become RIVERWORKS GALLERY TO town Fire Department at Artists Going Live
son Pill), and expecting a viewer interactive. EXHIBIT STORIES WE TELL 878-3473. Artists Guild of Spartanburg
baby, he attempts to settle For more information Mark Flowers and Kevin Oct. 12, 6-9 p.m.

into a normal life and job, about West Main Artists Isgetts paintings meet at Indigo Hall
but is brought back onto
the ice when his nemesis, NEW LISTINGS | Co-op or the Ceramics In-
vitational exhibit, please
Greenville Technical Col-
leges Riverworks Gallery
the aggressive son of the visit as a collection in Stories Clybourne Park com
Highlanders owner, tanks CO-OP WILL HOST or call 804-6501. We Tell on display Sept. Through Oct. 8
the teams record with his CERAMICS INVITATIONAL 29-Nov. 12. An artists Warehouse Theatre Anthro / Botanical
recklessness. With some West Main Artists Co- SANDRA ROPER IS GUEST reception will be held Fri- Elaine Quave
help from his old friends op will host its Ceramics ARTIST AT GUILD GALLERY day, Oct. 6, from 6-9 p.m. Through Oct. 13
and colleagues -- Liev Invitational exhibition Sandra Roper will be the The similarities and Moonshiners Reunion Thompson Gallery
Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, of work by three not- guest artist for the month diversities of voice and Oct. 5-7 Roe Art Building
Marc-Andre Grondin and ed and local potters and of October at the Artists content are collected as Plum Hollow Farm Furman University
all the favorites -- can he ceramists, Amy Gold- Guild Gallery of Green- a single exhibition in a New Prospect
reclaim his place as pro- stein-Rice, Jim Cullen, and ville. An opening recep- similar fashion that short 680-1803 294-2995
tector of players in time to David Zacharias, Oct. 3-28. tion will be held Friday, stories are collected with-
win a championship? This The exhibit will be free Oct. 6, from 6-8 p.m. in a literary journal. Each Lyrical Lines
reincarnation is delight- for public viewing Tues- Roper is currently work- painter uses the body lan- Radio Control Fly In Beth Regula
fully raunchy, although it day-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ing on a series of Low- guage of solitary male fig- Western Carolina Louisa Coburn
doesnt quite live up to its and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 country inspired water- ures to tell his story. Isgett Radio Control Through Oct. 14
predecessor. p.m. A free and public re- color paintings featuring traps silent young men in Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. West Main Artists Co-Op
ception will be held during people who are passionate bleak landscapes paint- 4079 Highway 417
A Ghost Story (R) -- In the citys monthly ArtWalk about their work and their ing skewed, expressionis- Woodruff
a film where the lead actor, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 5-9 way of life. She finds the tic portraits. The young 770-3355 Victoria Wyeth: My Andy
known for his nuanced ex- p.m. ordinary to be extraordi- mens averted, unfocused Through Oct. 22
pression, spends a signif- Goldstein-Rice is a clay nary. eyes speak, not aloud but Greenville County
icant portion of the film artist in Inman. She cre- Through this work, Rop- as remembered experienc- It Came From Beneath Museum of Art
covered in a white sheet, ates ceramic sculptures, er is hoping to preserve es. The Haunted Farm
youd be forgiven for figures, and animals that a way of life. The work Flowers combines his Oct. 7-Nov. 4 Colorful Lands/Terras
thinking it hokey or trite, are whimsical, symbolic, includes paintings of anonymous male figures Hendersonville, NC coloridas: Art Exhibit
but youd be wrong. Its and sometimes both. She shrimpers, Gullah wom- with non-objective imag- 828-702-7911 Through Oct. 31
sentimental and sweeping, assembles her work from en and Lowcountry land- ery. This imagery and the Hughes Main Library
both in its presentation hand-built and wheel- scapes which are leaving figures are in the same Greenville
of a passionate, timeless thrown forms, and adds South Carolina. plane but separated by a Balloonacy explore@greenvillelibrary.
attachment, but also in mixed media and found Raised in South Caroli- distinct change of field. Through Nov. 21 org
exploring the deepness of objectsall of which adds na, Roper earned a bach- Through his figures and SCCT 2nd Stage 527-9293
eternal human emotion. to the narrative. Much of elors degree in studio art the shape, color, and sur- SCCT Headquarters
Casey Affleck stars as a her work incorporates ele- from USC in Columbia. face of their non-objective
struggling musician who ments of dreams and the She worked in advertising speech, he tells his stories.
occupies an unassuming mysteries of nature. for several years before Riverworks Gallery is
home with his wife, played Cullen is a well known branching out on her art operated by and for the
by Rooney Mara. After potter living and work- career. She is an owner/ faculty and students of
his unexpected death, we ing in Campobello. He is member of Lowcountry the Department of Visu-
witness his ghosts emo- a retired filmmaker, who Artists Gallery in Charles- al and Performing Arts at
tional journey through the started throwing pots in ton. She is a member of Greenville Technical Col-
expanse of time, and the 1976. He is a self-taught excellence in the SC Wa- lege. Hours are 1-5 p.m.
result is the exaltation of potter who has attend- termedia Society. Thursday-Sunday. The gal-
infinite love. ed numerous workshops The Artists Guild Gallery lery is located at 300 River
and seminars. Currently, of Greenville is located at Street, Suite 202, in down-
The Survivalist (NR) -- he teaches at Spartanburg 200 North Main Street in town Greenville.
In an oppressively bereft, Art Museum Art School. downtown Greenville. For more information,
post-apocalypse future, a Zacharias is a retired art For more information, call 271-0679 or visit
man (Martin McCann) lives professor at Converse Col- visit www.sandraroper. and
alone in the forest, farm- lege in Spartanburg. Most com. click on RIVERWORKS.
ing a small plot of land, of the ceramic pieces that
ever vigilant for raids and I produce are vessels with STOMPING GROUNDS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL SET
thieves. The tension in the sculptural aspects, he ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR OCT. 14
silence is palpable, and it said. I especially enjoy Stomping Grounds Cof- The 39th annual Pump-
is into this that two wom- making lidded vessels. fee and Wine Bar has re- kin Festival will be held
en (Mia Goth and Olwen With lids in place, these scheduled game night to Saturday, Oct. 14, at the
Fouere) intrude, seeking vessels are about the out- the first Thursday of each Oolenoy Community
food and shelter. Fidelity side forms, proportions, month from 6-9 p.m. Vis- Building in Pumpkintown.
and trust are hard to come and how these forms com- itors can bring their own The theme of this years
by in a world where exis- bine and come together. games or play one avail- festival is Oolenoy Val-
tence hangs by a thread, Markings, textures, and able at the business. ley.
but the presence of oth- glazes are used to en- Stomping Grounds has Festival activities will
ers forces these three to hance forms and surfac- also added a ukulele jam include a parade, 160
examine what exactly is session for the second booths of arts and crafts,
necessary for survival. and fourth Wednesdays of music, clogging, activities
First-time feature director each month from 7-9 p.m. for children, BBQ chicken
Stephen Fingleton manag- Stomping Grounds is lo- lunch, BBQ sandwiches,
es a rich tapestry in this cated at 208 Trade Street and other country foods.
isolated landscape, giving in downtown Greer. The festival will begin
us an escalating study in at 9 a.m. with the start of
need. GREENVILLE ZOO the parade, which will run
BEGINS FALL HOURS from Pumpkintown Gener-
NEW TV RELEASES The Greenville Zoo fall al Store to Oolenoy Com-
2 Broke Girls The and winter hours will be munity House. Festivities
Complete Series in effect now through Feb. conclude at 5 p.m.
American Horror Story: 28. Admission to the zoo For more information,
Roanoke The Complete is 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. daily contact festival chairper-
6th Season

Lupus is more than

a single disease
DEAR DR. ROACH: Af- many, and most who suf-
ter having a body rash for TO YOUR fer are women. To learn
five months, I finally was
diagnosed as having sub-
GOOD HEALTH more, order the Arthritis &
Lupus booklet by writing:
acute lupus. After search- Dr. Roach -- No. 301W, 628
ing on the Internet, I got Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL
very little understand-
KEITH 32803. Enclose a check or
able information. I am an ROACH, M.D. money order (no cash) for
83-year-old very healthy $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with
woman. -- J.B. the recipients printed
ly associated with SCLE name and address. Please
ANSWER: Lupus (liter- should be stopped, if pos- allow four weeks for deliv-
ally wolf, as the classic sible. Stopping smoking ery.
rash of systemic lupus er- may improve the disease.
ythematosis was thought Low vitamin D level often ***
to resemble a wolf bite) is associated with SCLE
is a complicated group of (possibly because people DEAR DR. ROACH: At
related diseases, includ- are avoiding sunlight), so 53, I was diagnosed with
ing SLE (the full-blown supplementation may be prostate cancer, and since
syndrome, which can af- necessary. this runs in my family, I
fect many organ systems, If medications are need- had the cancer removed.
although itself highly ed, topical steroids are For three years now, I have
variable), discoid lupus er- probably the most effec- gotten the PSA test done
ythematosis (a skin condi- tive treatment. Topical and my numbers have
tion that can exist by itself calcineurin inhibiters such been steady at 0.01. Some
or as part of SLE) and sub- as tacrolimus (Protopic) friends say I should go for
acute cutaneous lupus er- are (very) expensive alter- additional radiation treat-
ythematosis, which I think natives. ments, but my doctor says
you are referring to. So many people ask me Im fine. I believe in my
SCLE is a skin condition to comment on dietary doctor, but maybe you can
that starts as small, red, treatment that I will men- put the argument to rest.
scaly raised bumps, which tion that although there is -- M.P.
coalesce or form ring-like no data to prove it, I have
patterns on the trunk, anecdotally found that the ANSWER: Believe in your
shoulders, forearms and anti-inflammatory diet doctor. A persistently low
neck, but usually not the of high fruits and vegeta- PSA is very good evidence
face. About a third of the bles, low saturated fat, low that the cancer is cured or
time, SCLE is related to a processed and high whole- at least staying quiet. If
medication. Many medica- grain products, and high the PSA starts increasing
tions are associated with omega-3 fatty acids such (which I hope it doesnt),
development of SCLE, in- as fatty fish and walnuts, your doctor will go over
cluding blood pressure may improve symptoms your options with you.
medications, some statins, of lupus, and is a gener-
omeprazole and other an- ally healthy diet for most Dr. Roach regrets that
ti-ulcer and GERD medica- people. he is unable to answer in-
tions. About half the time, I found two especially dividual letters, but will
SCLE occurs in combina- good websites for more in- incorporate them in the
tion with systemic lupus. formation: column whenever possi-
Treatment of SCLE in- and ble. Readers may email
volves careful avoidance questions to ToYourGood-
of direct sunlight, includ- READERS: Since lu-
ing the use of sunscreen pus affects many organs To view and order health
and sun-protective cloth- and joints, the signs and pamphlets, visit www.rb-
ing. Any drug common- symptoms are equally

Soap Updates
BY DANA BLOCK was in shock. Griffin had
some explaining to do.
THE BOLD AND Anna let her guard down.
THE BEAUTIFUL Finns anger resurfaced.
Brooke felt a bit torn be- Valentin received a curi-
tween her feelings for the ous phone call. Sonny paid
two great loves of her life. Carly an important visit.
Bill barged in to Ridges Griffin skirted the truth.
office uninvited to issue Stella had news for Curtis.
a stern warning to respect Maxie and Amy bonded.
his marriage to Brooke. An old foe of Nikolas sud-
Liam surprised Sally with denly appeared. Nina had
a trip to San Francisco to a job for Nelle. Wait to See:
meet with the architects ABC | CRAIG SJODIN Michael is stunned by an
who could refurbish Spec- anonymous donation.
tra Fashions. Meanwhile, Matt Cohen stars as Griffin
Steffy played devils ad-
on General Hospital THE YOUNG AND
vocate with Liam as she THE RESTLESS
attempted to dissuade some answers. JJ faced Cane accused Jordan
him from his affiliation serious consequences for of moving in on Lily, but
with Sally. In spite of her his actions. Lucas received Jordan just brushed him
growing feelings for him, some shocking news. off. Meanwhile, Lily saw

Sally disregarded Shirleys Brady numbed his guilt through Hilarys plan to
insistence that she pursue by sneaking a shot. Justin keep her away from Jor- THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering
the very much married informed Sonny and Paul dan and told her to mind
Liam. Wyatt found Bill about a legal issue. Eli and her own business. Devon
destroying some incrimi- Gabi shared a kiss. Chloe asked Kevin if he was un-
nating documents. Taking dropped a bombshell on comfortable with the fact
Steffys advice, Sally tried Nicole about Eric. Wait to that he had something
to back out of the trip to See: Sonny and Brady de- brewing with Mariah, but
San Francisco with Liam. mand that Victor make a Kevin denied it. Zack was
Wait to See: A familiar face tough decision. stressed when he couldnt
returns for a visit. reach Alice. Abby was
GENERAL HOSPITAL alarmed by Zacks mood-
DAYS OF OUR LIVES Ava sabotaged herself. iness. Billy continued to
Guests at the double Griffin extended his kind- use Phyllis computer to
wedding were shocked by ness to someone else. access Jabots database

the appearance of a mys- Franco was asked to ex- despite Victorias con-
tery guest. Paul received plain himself. Michael con- cerns that they were tak- RFD by Mike Marland
some disappointing news. fronted Nelle. Alexis was ing things too far. Jack
JJ was pushed to the edge. annoyed with Sam. Avas told Ashley that she was
Abe named the new police future was threatened. named Innovator of the
commissioner. One cou- Nina received an extrav- Year. Michael advised Lily
ple finally tied the knot. agant gift. Sam enjoyed a to think carefully before
Hope and Rafe worked moment of happiness. Val- making any big decisions
together to uncover the entin wanted to leave his about her marriage. Wait
truth. Paul came up with past in the past. Anna and to See: Life for the Abbott
a way for Sonny to get Finn worked together. Ava family changes forever.

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OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas |

Our Schools
The Greer Citizen


Greenville Tech, GCS

celebrate manufacturing
Greenville County will advanced manufacturing school in Greenville Coun-
celebrate National Manu- in action. ty, and more than 400 in-
facturing Day on Friday, Participating employers terested students, our goal
Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 include Bosch Rexroth, is to connect these young
p.m. at Greenville Tech- ABB Baldor, JTEKT, Bausch people to educational op-
nical Colleges Center for + Lomb, 3M, BMW Manu- portunities and high-earn-
Manufacturing Innovation facturing Co., Meyer Tool, ing careers in advanced
(CMI). The event is a part- AFL, T&S Brass, Jarden manufacturing, said Da-
nership between Green- Plastics, Stueken, Miche- vid Clayton, executive di-
ville Technical College, the lin, Nutra, Saint-Gobain, rector of the Center for
Greenville Chamber and Tower International and Manufacturing Innovation.
Greenville County Schools. GE. At CMI and during the
More than 400 invited Started in 2012, Manu- plant tours, students will
Greenville County high facturing Day is an annu- see first-hand the modern
school seniors will attend. al celebration of modern work environments and a
Students will be exposed manufacturing. Manu- wide variety of interesting PHOTO | COURTESY GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOLS
to 3D printing, robotics, facturers invite students, occupations in this grow-
mechatronics, CNC ma- educators, the business ing sector. Students at Skyland Elementary celebrated the schools Blue Ribbon designation with a
chining, and more. Stu- community, media and The U.S. is the worlds
dents will have the op- lawmakers to hear more largest manufacturing
recent assembly.

Skyland receives Blue

portunity to speak with about careers in their in- economy. Manufacturers
employers to learn about dustry and improve public help to drive South Caro-
educational opportunities perception. linas economy, with $31.3
and careers. After the We are thrilled to host billion in manufactured
event, students will tour a the first Manufacturing goods exported in 2016,

Ribbon designation
local manufacturing facil- Day of this scale in Green- and 30,000 people in
ity, visiting with employ- ville County. Bringing to- Greenville County are em-
ers to better understand gether 16 of our areas ployed in manufacturing.
career options and to see best employers, every high
Skyland Elementary is
among 342 schools na- Although today is a wonderful
tionwide to be recognized
by U.S. Secretary of Educa- celebrationwhich we willalways
tion Betsy DeVos as a Na-
remember, it is important to know that
tional Blue Ribbon School
RAISES $106,000 The recognition is student success is acknowledged and
Eastside High raised based on a schools over-
over $106,000 for FOXG1 all academic performance rewardedevery day at Skyland. Students
SOUTH CAROLINA READING during its Spirit Week or progress in closing
CHALLENGE UNDERWAY 2017 events. The check achievement gaps among are attheheart of everything we do.
This football season, the was presented during Fri- student subgroups.
South Carolina Depart- day nights football game. At Skyland, we are
ment of Education, the passionate about teach- Dr. Carolyn Styles
University of South Caro- BLUE RIDGE ROTC ing,learning, and serving Principal, Skyland Elementary
lina and Clemson Univer- HOLDING BLOOD DRIVE our children, said Prin-
sity have partnered in the The Blue Ridge High cipal Dr. Carolyn Styles. coming schools where stu- Although today is
South Carolina Reading Air Force Junior ROTC is Likewise, we are commit- dents master challenging a wonderful celebra-
Challenge. sponsoring a blood drive ted to the highest stan- and engaging content. tionwhich we willalways
From Sept. 25 through on Friday, Oct. 6, from dards of excellence. We All schools are honored remember, it is import-
Oct. 18, all pre-kindergar- 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. believe that no barrier in one of two performance ant to know that student
ten through eighth grade Qualifying students, fac- should separate a child categories, based on all success is acknowledged
students are invited to ulty, staff and the commu- from the best education student scores, subgroup and rewardedevery day
read six reading-level ap- nity are invited to donate. PHOTO | SUBMITTED that a school can offer. student scores and gradu- at Skyland. Students are
propriate books for the For more information, Therefore, we take great ation rates: attheheart of everything
chance to win four tickets
to the Clemson vs. USC
game on Nov. 25.
visit the schools website
or contact Chadrick Rich-
ardson at clrichardson@
Crowned strides to reach all of our
uniquelearners by pro-
viding instruction that is
Exemplary High Per-
forming Schools are
among their states high-
we do. I feelextremely
humbled and honored to
serve as the leader in such
Students must complete or Lydia Ebel was crowned engaging, meaningful, and est performing schools a wonderful school and
a provided book log and 355-1870. student-centered. as measured by state as- community, Styles said.
return it to the childs
Riverside High School I want to extend my sessments or nationally Now in its 35th year,
teacher, along with a par- GHS COLLECTING ITEMS Homecoming Queen Last appreciation to Dr. Styles normed tests. the National Blue Ribbon
ent signature in order to FOR TEACHERS FAMILY Friday during a game for her leadership, the Exemplary Achieve- Schools Program has be-
be entered into the state- Greer High is accepting against Mauldin. faculty and staff for their ment Gap Closing Schools stowed recognition on
wide contest. donations for the family hard work and commit- are among their states more than 8,500 schools.
Teachers can receive of a new teacher. Azizeh classroom for 15-20 min- ment, all of the students highest performing On Nov. 6-7, the Secretary
prizes ranging from $500- Mubaslats family survived utes to read to the class. for their dedication and schools in closing achieve- and the Department of
$2,000. the hurricane in Puerto Volunteers must be Lev- the support of the entire ment gaps between a Education will celebrate
Deadline is Friday, Nov. Rico, but will be without el 1 certified. Skyland community. It schools subgroups and all with these honorees at an
10. For more information, power for two to four For more information, takes all of those things students over the past five awards ceremony in Wash-
visit months. contact Donald Spann coming together to make years. ington, D.C.
Items collected will in- at 843-810-4021 or don- a truly great school, said
NEW TEACHER INDUCTION clude flashlights, batter- Greenville County Schools
SYMPOSIUM SET OCT. 13 ies, candles, soap, canned Superintendent Dr. Burke
Registration for the
2017 South Carolina New
goods, and anything that
can help until power is re- DISTRICT FIVE | Royster.
The National Blue Rib-
Teacher Induction Sympo- stored. bon Schools Program hon-
sium is now open. Donations can be WELLFORD TO HOLD FALL ors public and private ele-
The symposium will be dropped off at the school. FESTIVAL OCT. 19 mentary, middle and high
held on Friday, Oct. 13, Wellford Academy of schools where students
from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. SCHOOLS HOST COLLEGE Science and Technology achieve very high learning
at the Center for Teach- APPLICATION DAYS will hold a Fall Festival on standards or are making
er Education at Newberry Area schools will host Thursday, Oct. 19. notable improvements in
College. college representatives closing the achievement
Sponsored by CERRA during October for College BEECH SPRINGS STARTS gap.
and Newberry College RE- Application Month. ROCK GARDEN National Blue Ribbon
TAIN Center of Excellence, The schedule will be: Beech Springs Interme- Schools are active demon-
the event is designed to Eastside: Oct. 11, 8 a.m.- diate ELA units recently strations of preparing
provide opportunities 3 p.m. created a community rock every child for a bright
for beginning teachers to Riverside: Oct. 11, 9 garden for the school. future, said DeVos to
gather ideas and resourc- a.m.-noon Each student was given a the honorees. You are vi-
es, network and develop Blue Ridge: Oct. 13, 9 rock to paint and decorate sionaries, innovators and
as a teacher leader. a.m.-1 p.m. representing themselves leaders. You have much
For more information, Greer: Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-3 as a community of learn- to teach us: some of you
visit p.m. ers at BSIS. The rocks were personalize student learn-
Representatives from re- arranged together outside ing, others engage parents
STUDENTS CAN ENTER PTA gional colleges including to create a display for the and communities in the
REFLECTIONS CONTEST Clemson, USC, Furman, school school community. work and life of your lo-
Students are invited to North Greenville Univer- The students were also cal schools and still oth-
enter the National PTA sity and Greenville Tech given a second rock to ers develop strong and
Reflections Contest for will visit all 14 Green- paint and decorate repre- forward-thinking leaders
2017-2018: Within Reach. ville County Schools high senting themselves and from among your teaching
Students can submit art schools. School counsel- their personal interests. staff.
in the following catego- ors and college represen- These rocks were hidden This award affirms the
ries: Dance Choreography, tatives will meet with stu- in the D5 community with hard work of educators,
Film Production, Litera- dents to complete online the hashtag #rockinitind5 families and communities
ture, Music Composition, applications, and more written on the back. in creating safe and wel-
Photography, and Visual than 20 colleges and uni-
Arts. versities will offer fee

Dentures from $450 set

PTA Reflections is a na- waivers during the event.
tionally-acclaimed student
recognition program to BUENA VISTA SEEKING
encourage artistic creativ- DADS TO READ
ity in the classroom and at Buena Vista Elementa-
home. ry School Improvement
All grades Pre-K-12 and Council has started a new SIMPLE
abilities are invited to par- program for dads to come EXTRACTIONS
ticipate. Deadline for en- in once a week to read to
tries is Tuesday, Oct. 31.
For more information,
the kindergarten students.
After lunch every
$80 per tooth
visit or scpta. Wednesday, each teacher
org. will welcome a dad to their

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The Greer Citizen


Jayse Elige Woods
Joshua and Brittany
Woods, of Inman, an-
nounce the birth of a son,
Jayse Elige Woods, on
Sept. 14, 2017, at Spartan-
burg Regional Hospital. He
weighed 11 lbs. 10 oz. and
measured 20.25 inches
long. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Ellen and David
Miller, and Mike and Belin-
da Bryant. Paternal grand-
parents are David and
Tammy Woods. The cou-
ple are also the parents of
Mason Woods.

Wednesday, 5 P.M.

Charge for birthdays

Sertoma Club marks 50 years with one column photo
The Sertoma Club of Greer celebrated its 50-year
anniversary on Sept. 19 at Greer City Hall. Charter Charge for items
members Billy McCullough and Jim Benson (above l to with 2 column photo
r) were awarded for their service, and Marty Satterfield (anniversaries, engagements
(center right) was recognized as the Sertoman of the Year. & weddings)
Sertoma District Governor Ingrid Erwin served as the $25.00 (black and white)
guest speaker at the event, and officers for the 2017- $100 for color
2018 year were installed. Sertoma is the oldest club in
* All other items not mentioned can be
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for the hearing impaired. Those interested in finding out
more about Sertoma should contact 879-2117.

Todays Lesson:
The Newspaper
1. Builds vocabulary
2. Improves reading skills
3. Promotes critical thinking
4. Brings ideas and current
events to life
Jonathan Lowe plans to hold a signing in Taylors soon. 5. Builds global awareness
6. Promotes social
Taylors author consciousness
7. Makes learning fun!

puts Awakening
Storm in writing Get Your Did you know?
STAFF WRITER For me, writing is a A study released by the Newspaper
matter of trying to Association of America Foundation
Local author Jonathan
Lowe recently re-pub- shows data indicating that students
lished his work, Awaken- flesh out characters in Newspapers in Education
ing Storm, in written for-
mat. by imagining what programs perform 10 percent
Originally published as better on standardized tests.
an audiobook in 2003- motivates them,
2004, Awakening Storm
involves a TV preacher how they think.
and a psychologist who is ONLY Make reading the
treating a young man for
Jonathan Lowe
He wants to stay Author newspaper with your child a
awake, Lowe said of the daily habit, and help your
young man. Every time he
closes his eyes its like the
in the Audie Awards and
VoiceArts society, he said. 9-MONTH young student succeed.
Twilight Zone.
My favorite scene is
I enjoy the psychologi-
cal thriller, Lowe said. SUBSCRIPTION

The Greer Citizen

probably in a coffee shop Writing is a solitary
where the kid works, as craft, he continued. Mine
he witnesses a fellow em- is a story of never giving
ployee try to impress a girl up.
with his knowledge of the Lowe has other novels,
magical bean, he contin-
ued. One of his pickup
including Postmarked for
Death, The Methuselah
* Rate applies
lines is, bean there, done Gene, and The Miraculous to 9-month
that. Plot of Leiter & Lott.
subscription in
Greenville or
In the story, the young For me, writing is a Spartanburg
man Michael Rivers fights matter of trying to flesh Counties only.

nightmares by drinking out characters by imagin-

coffee to stay awake while ing what motivates them,
Rivers psychologist Ve- how they think, Lowe
ronica McCord fights for said. Once I know who
custody of her son, who the characters are, what Name ______________________________________________________________________________________
is being taken to visit the the conflict is, I imagine
same preacher who ter- being them.
rorized Rivers in his child- Born in Minnesota and Address ____________________________________________________________________________________
hood, according to www. raised in Florida and South Carolina, Lowe works in
Phone _____________________________________________________________________________________
The idea started as a Tucson, but, on occasion,
play produced on stage at he stays with his sister,
Bob Jones University and who has lived in Taylors Email ______________________________________________________________________________________
Maranatha Baptist Bible for 12 years.
College, Lowe said. Due Taylors is about as op-
to the response, I decided posite from Tucson as it Method of Payment ___________________________________________________________________________
to expand the story and gets Lowe said. I like the
write a novel version. contrast.
Lowe became interested Lowe has also written Credit Card # _________________________________________ Exp. __________________________________
in writing after he worked many articles for maga-
for the Postal Service, sort- zines and has received a Mail form to:
ing mail. number of awards. For The Greer Citizen, P.O. Box 70, Greer, SC 29652
In the USPS, I got the more information, vis-
chance to listen to audio- it https://jonathanlowe. 317 Trade Street 877-2076
books, Lowe said. I be-
$33 for 1-year subscription ($24.75 for 9-month school-year subscription) in Greenville or Spartanburg County.
gan to review them, too.
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