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SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 103 NO. 29 75 CENTS

D5 community mourns loss of student


BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

He laughed and he

A Byrnes High football


player passed away at Lake
Lyman Monday afternoon.
Rising junior Markell
Nesbitt, 16, was swimming
with friends near Carshalton Drive when he went
under the water and did
not resurface.
Divers were called to the
lake at around 1:30 p.m.
and found his body later
in the day.
Spartanburg
County
Sheriff Chuck Wright said
the group of students did
nothing wrong.
Nesbitt was a wide receiver on the varsity football team. His coach, Brian
Lane, described him as a
good kid with a great
smile.
He laughed all the
time, Lane said. He was
a little bit of a prankster.
He laughed and he joked.
He was one of the good
ones

joked. He was one


of the good ones
Brian Lane

Byrnes High head football coach


If youve got a daughter, this is the guy you
hope she brings to your
front door, he said. He
just worked really hard in
everything.
Lane said he was notified of the incident after
practice on Monday.
One of our athletes that
was with him called me
and I immediately went
there, Lane said. It was
tough. Weve got our arms
wrapped around those
guys and theyre really
leaning on us right now.
Im just blessed to be in
a community that is so
loving and caring for this
team.

Markell Nesbitt
Nesbitts teammates and
coaches gathered at the
field house behind Nixon
Field Monday night to
grieve. Counselors were
on hand to assist students
in need.
We brought in grief
counselors, but we also
had local ministers come
that just have relationships with the team, District Five spokesperson
Melissa Robinette said.
The players, obviously,
are having a hard time.

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Divers responded to Lyman Lake Monday afternoon recovering the body of Markell
Nesbitt, a Byrnes High School student.
Lane said he will remember Nesbitt for his hard
work on the field.

Markell was a guy that


came in as a ninth grader
and didnt know a whole

lot of plays, Lane said.


He wanted to play and
SEE NESBITT | A8

Local PDs to celebrate


National Night Out
BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greenville Health System announced this week it will sell The Cottages at Brushy Creek
by the end of September.

GHS to sell Cottages at


Brushy Creek in Greer
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
The Cottages at Brushy
Creek will be sold, according to officials with Greenville Health System (GHS).
The 144-bed facility,
built in 2007, will reportedly be sold for $10.1
million to Orianna Health
Systems by the end of

September. Families and


patients were notified in
June, according to GHS.
In an interview with the
Greer Citizen, Malcolm Isley, vice president of strategic services for GHS, said
The Cottages were not a
core business.
Like any business, we
routinely evaluate the
performance, quality and

cost of our services and


facilities and the value
they bring to the community and the system
as a whole, he said. In
doing so, we determined
that skilled nursing facility operations is not a
core business for GHS. It
is, however, a core business for a company like
SEE COTTAGES | A6

This years National


Night Out on Aug. 2 will
take on special significance for area law enforcement.
Greer Police Department
plans to move their annual
celebration to Greer City
Park.
Were going to be doing
something a bit different
this year, said City Administrator Ed Driggers.
In light of many things
that are happening in our
nation, in our state and
in our community, we
thought that this would be
a wonderful opportunity,
National Night Out.
We will be inviting all of
our communities to come
in, Driggers said, and to
celebrate with us, the community that we havebut
most importantly an opportunity for us to identify with those who have the
fantastic responsibility of
keeping our communities
safe.
Greer has participated
in National Night Out for
more than 15 years.
National Night Out is
an event that harnesses
SEE EVENT | A8

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Town of Duncans National Night Out event will again


take place at Stoneledge Park. The City of Greer will host
its event on Aug. 2 at City Park.

Council reaches compromise on Brushy Creek project


BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER
Greer
City
Council
amended and approved
ordinances related to the
rezoning of two properties on Brushy Creek Road,
while residents attending
the meeting spoke out
against the higher density
development citing traffic
concerns.
What I am concerned
with is Brushy Creek Road
itself, said C.F. Eaton,
an engineer. It was last
paved in 2010-2011, and
its already falling apart.
Eaton continued, Its
going to be built, so the
city may as well get the
revenue for the city services, but restrict the number

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MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer City Council recently reached a compromise with a


developer building on Brushy Creek Road.
of units that can be built
in there.
The traffic is a nightmare, said Teri Lackey,
who lives in the new

OBITS

Jeanette Anderson Botts,


88
Dr. Byron Kent Bridges,
85
David Alan Elvis Deane,
65

Belshire development, describing bumper to bumper traffic on average


mornings.
I just dont even un-

derstand why theyre considering development on


Brushy Creek, she said. I
ask that the council consider getting a better infrastructure in place first.
Lets not have another
Woodruff Road.
Planning and Zoning
coordinator Glenn Pace
addressed the residents
issues.
It is a state road, and
DOT
[Department
of
Transportation]
would
make recommendations
in regards to any activity
that takes place on state
roads, he said.
Following
comments,
council unanimously approved rezoning the first
property to R-12 (singlefamily), accepting the

LIVING HERE
ASPIRING CADETS

Greer Police host


Youth Citizens
Police Academy

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planning
commissions
recommendation,
and
the second property to
DRD (Design Review District) instead of the RM-2
(Residential Multi-Family)
designation requested by
developer Tim Elder. Both
changes are more restrictive in what is allowed on
the property.
RM-2 is our most dense
populating zoning classification that we have for
residential use, and that
was the request by the developer, Pace said.

ORIGINAL REQUEST

Elders original plan was


tabled by the Greer Planning Commission in May in
order for a traffic study to
be conducted. It called for

rezoning two properties,


one at 2941 Brushy Creek
Road, containing approximately 21.05 acres, to construct 84 single-family attached dwellings or town
homes, and the second
9.81-acre lot to construct
52 single-family attached
dwellings.
In June, Elder returned
to present a traffic plan
that would include two
turn lanes. At that meeting, the planning commission voted to approve the
two properties with R-12
zoning rather than RM-2.
The traffic information
recommendation
would
have been very similar to
that if not the same as
that, Pace said.
SEE PROJECT | A6

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COMMUNITY

A2 THE GREER CITIZEN

COMMUNITY
NEWS
CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY
GREER FIRE DEPARTMENT

The City of Greer Fire


Department is currently
accepting applications for
its first ever Citizens Fire
Academy.
This free eight-week
course will provide citizens with a better understanding of how our fire
department operates and
the job our firefighters
perform. Classes will be at
6:30 p.m. Thursday nights
beginning Sept. 29 and run
through Nov. 17.
Individuals must be 18
years old or older to apply. Visit The City of Greer
website for an application
and for additional information. Space is limited.

JL FULKS TO PERFORM AT
TAYLORS FARMERS MARKET

Local touring musician


JL Fulks is planning to take
part in the market from
4-8 p.m. this Thursday at
the Taylors Mill.

MOONLIGHT MOVIES
GREER CITY PARK

The City of Greers Moonlight Movies continues this

CHURCH
NEWS
GRACE UNITED METHODIST
BIBLE SCHOOL

Grace United Methodist Church, located at


627 Taylor Road in Greer,
will host its annual Vacation Bible School Monday
through Thursday, July
25-28, from 6-8 p.m. each
night.
The event will include Bible stories, crafts, games,
science experiments, lots
of music and fun.
Register online at www.
gracegreer.org, or call 8777015. For children preschool-5th grade.

NEW HOPE TO HOST


CONFERENCE

New
Hope
Baptist
Church, located at 561 Gil-

Thursday with The Good


Dinosaur movie. The
Moonlight Movies series is
free for all Greer families.
Movies start at dusk every Thursday night during
the summer in the Greer
City Park Amphitheater.
Contact Robbie Davis
at 968-7004 or rdavis@
cityofgreer.org with any
questions.

TUNES IN THE PARK


GREER CITY PARK

Greer Idol concludes this


Friday with Encore as the
headline band to perform
at 7 and 9 p.m. Fourteen
singers are competing in
Season 10 for 2016 Greer
Idol and are scheduled to
perform at 8 p.m.

PACK-A-PARK-TRUCK
SC STATE PARKS

State Parks across South


Carolina are hoping visitors and members of their
surrounding
communities will help them pack
park trucks full of canned
goods and other non-perishables to help address
hunger.
Pack-A-Park-Truck
events will be held at all
47 state parks in South
Carolina on Saturday, July
23.
The event is part of the
Park Services Hunger
Takes No Vacation food

liam Rd. in Greer, will host


the Face of God Conference from July 17-July 21
at 7 p.m. nightly. Bishop
Kirkland Smith will be
the speaker. For more information, visit newhopegreer.org.

COMMUNITY TALK HELD


AT CALVARY BAPTIST

Greenville Family Partnership (GFP) is inviting


members of the public to
attend a COMMUNITY
TALK at Calvary Baptist Church on Monday,
July 25, at 7 p.m. at 3810
Grandview Drive in Simpsonville.
Speakers will include
Roy Davenport, who lost
a son to substance abuse,
Hope for Families, and
GFP Staff, who will interact with parents, grandparents, and all who attend about the serious
issues that affect the lives
of
children/adolescents
today but which were un-

drive, a five-month-long
collaborative effort with
the SC Food Bank Association that ends after
Thanksgiving.
The goal for Saturday
is to completely fill park
trucks with unopened,
non-perishable food items
and to raise awareness
about
the
year-round
struggle with hunger. The
parks will donate all contributions to local food
banks.
The most requested
items are canned vegetables and meats, dry goods,
peanut butter, beans, toiletries, diapers, detergents
and plastic bags.

FREE SEED EXCHANGE


AT PADULAS PLANTS

Padulas Plants and Garden Design is hosting a


free seed exchange from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,
July 23, at 1027 Plantation
Road, in Greer.
This free seed exchange
will offer up some unusual
and harder to find seeds
that will grow into beautiful plants for your garden
or home. Bring along some
of your favorite or excess
seeds to trade.

BOOK SIGNING
MAVERICK ICE

Maverick Ice of Simpsonville will be available

to sign copies of his book,


All Men Tell Lies, from 1-3
p.m. on July 23 at Coffee
Underground, 1 E Coffee
St in Greenville.
In his book, Ice shares
his lifes lessons as he regales you with tales of his
relationship with different
kinds of women.

LOCAL PDS PLAN NATIONAL


NIGHT OUT EVENTS

The City of Greer and


Greer Police Department
invite the community to
the 2016 National Night
Out event on August 2 at
Greer City Park.
The Town of Duncan
and Duncan Police Department presents the 2016
National Night Out event
from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday,
Aug. 2, at Stoneledge Park,
located at 119 S. Spencer
St. in Duncan. There will
be free food, school supplies and kids activities
offered. This community
event is free to the public.
Businesses and organizations interested in setting
up a booth can contact the
Duncan Police Department
by calling 949-6600.
The Town of Lyman and
Lyman Police Department
invites the community to
the 2016 National Night
Out event on August 8 at
the amphitheater with inflatables like last year.

heard of in the past. Topics will include Youth


Culture in Our Communities; Just Say Know and
tips on communicating
with young people. There
will be a discussion and a
time for questions and answers.
We hope this will help
open parents eyes as to
what is actually going
on in their culture and in
our neighborhoods, said
Carol Reeves, Executive
Director of GFP. As
Greenville continues to
grow, so do the issues
that
our
children/adolescents have to deal with on
a daily basis.

charge, and will be attended by around 15,000


people from around the
region.
The theme focuses on
Loyalty, and the content
will help all who attend develop stronger bonds with
friends, family and God.
For more information,
call 787-5542.

JEHOVAHS WITNESSES
TO HOLD CONVENTION

Churches wishing to
list upcoming events and
programs in Church News
should send information
to billy@greercitizen.com
or call 877-2076. Deadline
is noon Monday.

The Department of Jehovahs Witnesses will hold a


convention at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena from
July 22-24.
The event is free of

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

Greer Events
to host Food
Truck Rollout
BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER
Several trucks, offering
different food and beverage options, are coming
to Greer City Park from
5-8 p.m. on Friday, August 5, according to city
officials.
The Food Truck Rollout [will] hold an event for
young adults in the Greer
area where they can celebrate the weekend with
multiple food trucks, live
music and drink at Greer
City Park, said Ashlyn
Stone, Greer Events Supervisor.
Three to four trucks will
carry dinner options for
purchase while one truck
carries desserts and cool
treats for guests to purchase, Stone said.
We are also working
on having a beer trailer

APALACHE BAPTIST
SENIORS PLAN EVENTS

The Apalache Baptist


Church seniors are planning their evening meal
out for July at Chick-fil-A
in Greer at 6 p.m. on July
28.

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brought out to the event


for guests to purchase
from.
This will be a fun, relaxed event for the community to come out to and
enjoy the park and excellent food by some of the
best food trucks in the upstate, Stone said.
kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

WILBANKS
FAMILY
REUNION
at

Camp Creek
Baptist ChurCh
sunday, July 24th
starting at 1 pm.

Call Bobbie Tucker


at 864-895-2047 if you
have any questions.

news

wednesday, July 20, 2016

the greer citizen a3

Local nonprofit receives


March for Meals grant
$1,750
for Meals
on Wheels
Image | Submitted

A brochure titled Have you assessed your sewer lately? outlines what residents can do
to help Taylors Fire and Sewer District maintain the system. The brochure is available at
the district office.

Taylors Fire and Sewer


reviews user fees
By Kaelyn Pfenning
Staff Writer

Taylors residents may


see user fees increase next
month.
At a special-called July
14 meeting, Taylors Fire
and Sewer District approved a motion to review
the yearly user fees with
the intention of making a
decision about how much
to raise them at the next
meeting.
The sewer user fees
were instated in 2009 and
increased in 2014, said Samantha Bartow, Director
of Sewer Services.
We have discovered that
theres rehab that needs
to be done, said Commissioner Doug Wavle.
Rehab includes flow
monitoring, cured-in-place
pipe, pipe bursting, manhole rehab, pipe patches,
point repair and more.
In order to find the
necessary repairs, Bartow said, we have to do
smoke test, CCTV, Clean,
flow monitoring etc all

of which contribute to the


rehab cost.
Based off the estimated
cost from our engineers,
we need additional revenue in order to meet
the deadline of the intergovernmental agreement
per ReWas demand, so
economic growth can continue.
The 15-year intergovernmental agreement between
Taylors and Renewable
Water Resources (ReWa)
ends June 2021.
Greenville County has
to have our updated fees
by August 31st in order to
be on this years tax notices, said Bartow. Per our
intergovernmental agreement, we are required to
reduce Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) over a 15-year
plan.
In May, Taylors Fire and
Sewer District received a
satisfactory rating by the
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
on its most recent inspection of the Taylors Collec-

tion System. Satisfactory


is the highest rating that
can be earned, according
to a release on taylorsdistrict.org.
Taylors and ReWa do
not share the same view on
the root of the problem,
Bartow said. However,
ReWa (Renewable Water
Resources) claims Taylors has excessive I&I issues. ReWa is also holding
economic development/
growth in the Taylors area
until they feel these issues
have been addressed.
The district is planning
to review the user fee at
a later date with consideration of lowering the rate.
Were going to review
these things when we
meet this first obligation,
Wavle said.
Taylors Fire and Sewer
District plans to make a
decision about the yearly
user fee at their regular
August 9 meeting, starting
at 4:30 p.m. at the District
Office in the Board Room,
located at 3335 Wade
Hampton Blvd., Taylors.

Letter to the editor

Liberty and justice


I want to say welcome
to Ms. Kaelyn Pfenning,
your new reporter and columnist. I look forward to
her reporting and to her
weekly column. But I take
issue with her column of
July 6, Liberty and justice
for all.
She says that Christian
principles are waning
across the country, ...yet
pockets of communities
continue to operate from
a biblical worldview.
Maybe Im just an old naive guy, but I believe that
is far from the truth. What
makes our country great,
and continues to promote
liberty and justice for all
is that the majority of
our citizens in the United
States of America are try-

ing to give back to their


communities, are working
to honor those who work
hard, and are tyring to
treat people with respect.
I think that most people
are making the effort, regardless of their religious
beliefs.
When she says pockets of communities, I
cringe. What comes to
mind is ISIS or Al-Qaeda.
Their warped and extreme
worldview about their religion has turned to evil
and enslaved their citizens
who happen to live in their
pockets of influence in the
Middle East.
We may not agree with
our neighbors religious
beliefs, or lack of religious
beliefs, but we need toler-

ate them and thank them


for helping make our community better, where ever
they live and where ever
they are in their spiritual
journey. I love my American liberty, but I know that
there will be justice if I
step over the line and take
my liberty too far. I believe that most Americans,
of all religions, also love
their American liberty,
not just Chrisitians. And
I believe they also want
a just and free America,
and are willing to be tolerant of other religions to
help keep America a place
where we truly have liberty and justice for all.
Jeff Jackson
Taylors

Re: Liberty and justice


Jeff Jackson,
First of all, I would like
to say thank you for taking the time to share your
thoughts about what I
wrote. Accountability is
important since no one is
perfect.
I believe you may be
right when you say that
the majority of our citizens are giving back,
honoring those who work
hard and treating people
with respect. I also believe
many of those people may
not be Christians.
In what I wrote on July
6, I attributed those Christian characteristics only
to those who are actually
Christians. That is my mistake.
Every personregardless of religionis created
in the image of the one
true God of the universe
as stated in Genesis 1:27,
So God created man in
his own image, in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
As a result, people of all
nations bear the image of
our Creator, yet because
of the fall into sin recorded in Genesis 3, we are all
sinners, who need a Savior--Jesus Christ.
Due to the foundation of
our country on Christian
principles, many people

who do not call on the


name of the Lord Jesus
Christcontinue to operate according to biblical
truths.
But, even now, we are
seeing a deterioration of
those core values that
presently define our liberty and justice, so I do not
know how much longer
the majority will adhere
to a biblically based structure.
Nevertheless, there is
hope. Second Chronicles
7;14 says, If my people
who are called by my
name humble themselves,
and pray and seek my
face and turn from their
wicked ways, then I will
hear from heaven and will
forgive their sin and heal
their land.
I was encouraged at a
prayer vigil July 11 held
here in Greer at the First
Baptist Church in the wake
of the previous weeks incidents.

Doug Mize, interim pastor, said, We as a city and


we as churches have gathered today in this place to
beg our God to hear us and
to heal us and especially
for those who are desperately hurting over the loss
of loved ones.
Right now, America is
headed in the wrong directionaway from God, yet
I know that God is sovereignin controlof every
nation, and it is not my
place to judge anyone.
Romans 14:10-12 says,
Why do you pass judgment on your brother?
...For we will all stand before the judgment seat of
God; for it is written, As
I live, says the Lord, every
knee shall bow to me, and
every tongue shall confess
to God. So then each of
us will give an account of
himself to God.
Kaelyn Pfenning

Greer Community Ministries (GCM) received a


$1,750 grant for participating in Meals on Wheels
Americas 2016 March for
Meals campaign. Throughout the month of March,
the nonprofit highlighted
the benefits of its Meals
on Wheels program and
asked the community to
get involved by donating
time and funds.
We were blessed to have
city and local officials join
us this year by delivering
Meals on Wheels routes
and seeing firsthand the
impact of this great program, said Hannah Rain-

water, GCM events coordinator. We even had two


boys in elementary school
set up a booth outside
a local business to sell
handmade art to benefit
the campaign.
The funds will be used
to purchase food for the
Meals on Wheels program,
which feeds about 300
diners in the greater Greer
area each week day.
Nearly $400,000 has
been granted to 265 local
Meals on Wheels programs
and one Meals on Wheels
America-affiliated
State
Association based on their
March for Meals efforts.
This years grants were
made possible by Subaru
of America, Inc. and its
eighth annual Share the
Love Event.
For more information
about GCM and its programs, visit gcminc.org.

Photo | Submitted

Greer City Councilwoman


Judy Albert is a regular
Meals on Wheels volunteer
driver and also participated
in the March for Meals
campaign.

Greeramong cheapest
cities to insure a car
By Kaelyn Pfenning
Greer Citizen
A recent study by ValuePenguin.com
showed
Greer to be among the 10
cheapest cities in South
Carolina to insure a car.
There are numerous
factors that affect car insurance premiums, said
Madison Reed, ValuePenguin spokesperson,your
age, gender, driving record, credit score, the car
you drive, marital status
and more.
As to why Greer is
cheap, it could boil down
to Greers drivers being
safe drivers, getting into
fewer accidents and filing
fewer claims, Reed said.

South Carolina is the


most expensive state in the
region for car insurance,
Reed said. South Carolinians pay 88 percent more
than North Carolinians
(cheapest state) to insure
their cars.
As for why South Carolinas rates are so expensive, Reed said, it is hard
to say definitively because
car insurance companies
dont share their pricing
models to maintain their
competitive edge. It could
be as simple as South Carolinian drivers costing insurance companies more
due to more accidents and
claims.
There are numerous
ways to reduce car insur-

ance costs, Reed said.


Some ways include checking prices at least once a
year, asking agents for
discounts and improving
personal credit scores.
Car insurance rates are
always in flux, Reed said,
and its very possible for
a company to lose its competitive edge in an area.
There are many discounts that folk frequently ignore or may not even
be aware of, Reed said.
A poor credit score can
cost you hundreds of extra dollars a year on your
premium.
kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

OPINION
The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

In a pickle

his whole pickle jar thing began


when our local recycling facility
stopped, for some reason, accepting
glass. This is exceedingly frustrating
for me because, A, the environmental
impact, meaning that I must now only
purchase goods in containers that can
be recycled, and B, because I just cant
drink beer out of a can, people- it tastes
different- and if they even make wine
in plastic bottles, I dont want to know
about it. Its like thinking about your
parents having relations- who wants to
even go there?
So when Paul came home from grocery
shopping with a giant glass jar of pickles, I nearly fell over.
Why, why, why? I wailed, both palms
pressed against my cheeks like the
original promotional poster for Home
Alone.
Because you said you wanted something crunchy to snack on when we
watched TV so you wouldnt be tempted
to graze on fattening stuff. he said,
taken aback, And these giant ones were
on sale.

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
Were talking a silo of pickles, here.
Were talking 80 fluid ounces of giant
dills. 2.5 quarts, and for you readers
who live in any other country besides
America, 2.36 liters.
Its not the pickles! I cried, I love
those big pickles, its the jar! Look at the
size of it. We cant recycle it and there is
no way Im throwing that thing into the
landfill. So after we eat all the pickles,
were going to have to reuse it and fill it
with other things.
This suited Paul and after we ate all
the pickles in two days (because when
you havent eaten something you really like in a long time, you tend to eat
too much of it) I, feeling slightly sick,
washed and rinsed the giant jar and gave
it pride of place on the counter top, both

the toaster and blender left cowering at


the far edge.
At first, it was rather fun thinking of
different uses for the jar. We filled it
with almonds and walnuts, purchased
in bulk, but even they didnt quite fill
it. Then those dark chocolate expresso
beans you see at Trader Joes. After a
week of no sleep, we ditched the expresso beans and filled it with granola.
Im so sick of this granola, I groaned,
after day 23.
This led to another problem: constantly having to buy in bulk, because when
we failed to buy food by bulk, or, given
the size of the jar, by shipping container,
the pickle jar sat empty, sullen, hulking
and taking up too much room.
A lamp? Paul suggested, unhelpfully,
as we strained to find another use for it.
Oh, yes, a lamp, I agreed with mock
enthusiasm, that will go wonderfully
well with the Edwardian china cabinet.
Or the Delft collection. Just stick that big
ol jar between them and make sure you
increase the homeowners insurance in
case someone steals it.

I love those big pickles, its the


jar! Look at the size of it. We
cant recycle it and there is no
way Im throwing that thing
into the landfill.
Well, do you have a better idea? he
shot back.
I dont know. It looks like an AMC
Pacer. Can we turn it into a car? Or a terrarium? Or a place to store umbrellas?
In the end we decided it would house
all our loose change. After a couple of
weeks the daily coins we toss inside
have only barely covered the bottom of
the jar. But the way I figure it, when that
suckers finally full, we can afford to buy
our town its own glass treatment plant.

THE UPPER ROOM

KAELYNS
KORNER

Grannys
girl

KAELYN PFENNING
Staff reporter

Value of
a free press

Read Romans 8:14-17

ee what great love the


Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called
children of God!- 1 John 3:1
(NIV)
Recently my husband and I
were shopping in a shoe store
when a four-year-old girl and
her grandmother appeared.
The child looked at me with the
happiest smile you can imagine. I commented on the small
shoebox that she held, and she
eagerly showed me her new
pink athletic shoes. After our
conversation, the girl took her
grandmothers hand, and they
began walking away. Then the
child turned, looked back, and
said proudly, Im Grannys
girl!
How proud that little girl was
of her new shoes, holding them
close to her heart! But it was
evident by the expression on
her face and assurance in her
words that her greatest joy was
her loving relationship with her
grandmother.
I was reminded of the many
scriptures in which God expresses a yearning for a loving
relationship with us. How
many of us are as sure of who
we are and whose we are as
that child was, and how often
do we joyously proclaim it to
others, even to passing strangers?
For Christians this can be as
spontaneous as a child expressing love for her grandmother.
And so I proclaim with all the
joyfulness and thankfulness of
my heart, I am Gods child- today and forever!
Thought for the day: I am
Gods child today and forever!
Prayer: O God, may we
always be proud and eager to
tell the world that we are your
beloved children. Amen.

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Time to act to keep merit


in SC merit scholarships

When the legislature created LIFE scholarships


in 1998, it instructed the state Board of Education to establish a uniform high school grade
scale to even out the standards across the state.
That scale set an A at 93 out of 100, a B at
85-92, a C at 77-84 and a D at 70-76.
In the 15 years since, the Legislature has created HOPE scholarships and increased the value
of LIFE and Palmetto Fellows scholarships, and
tens of thousands of students have received
one of the states merit scholarships every year
so many that the programs outgrew the lottery revenues we were promised would fund
them and had to be subsidized by general tax
revenue.
Last month, without any instruction or even
suggestions from the Legislature, the State
Board of Education lowered the standards for
all of those scholarships. Starting this fall, a 90
will get you an A, and an 80 will become a B
which guarantees some sort of merit scholarship.
Supporters say the change was designed with
an entirely different goal: to help S.C. studentathletes meet NCAA requirements and to help
other students compete for scholarships with
students from states that use the 10-point
scale. State Education Superintendent Molly
Spearman said her plan was not about watering down grades but rather was designed to
help level the playing field for our students as
they compete for scholarships with students
from other states.
Actually, it is watering down our grades; this
is an indisputable mathematical fact. But Ms.
Spearmans argument makes perfectly good
sense when it comes to competing under
rules set outside of South Carolina. Certainly,
our students who finish high school with a
90 average should be eligible for the same
scholarships as 90-average students in other
states. Certainly, our college athletic programs
shouldnt be forced to reject an S.C. student
with a 75 average while accepting an N.C. student with that same score.
But the argument doesnt wash when it comes
to scholarships funded by our state government

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and available only to S.C. students. And that is


where this change will have the biggest effect:
Once the new system is phased in, as many as
13,000 students a year are expected to receive
scholarships they wouldnt qualify for today.
That will increase the cost of the scholarships
by $50 million a year, to $350 million.
Advocates know this; Ms. Spearman has made
a point of saying she would work with the Legislature to see if they see that as a good thing.
But no one has even attempted to explain
much less advocate for why it would be a
good thing to lower the requirements for all of
our merit-based scholarships.
Here its useful to remember what has happened as the cost of the lottery scholarships
has increased: State funding for our public colleges has plummeted. Thats because legislators
like to pretend that paying for scholarships is
the same as funding colleges. It is not.
So if nothing changes, we all know where
the Legislature will get that extra $50 million a
year to pay for those new scholarships that the
Board of Education just approved: additional
cuts to our colleges and universities.
The question isnt whether we should reduce
the merit required for our merit scholarships
although we believe there are better ways to
spend our higher-education money. The question is who should have the power to change a
very clear legislative policy, and the answer is
not the Board of Education.
If our Legislature believes we need to give a
scholarship to every student who graduates
from high school with an 80 average instead of
the current 85, it certainly can vote to do that.
But absent that vote, the standards need to remain the same that theyve always been.
The only way to make that happen to maintain the status quo is to change the scholarship criteria in state law, so students still have
to earn at least an 85 average to receive a basic
scholarship, and correspondingly higher grades
for the other scholarships.
This guest editorial was written and published by The State newspaper.

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used media outlets to promote their ideologies.
In response to these tendencies, the founding fathers of
America sought to preserve the
freedom of the press through
the Bill of Rights.
One of the responsibilities of
media outlets is to hold public
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people who elect them.
To accomplish this purpose,
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Nevertheless, the presence of
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better accountability for those
who are deciding the future
of cities, counties, states and
nations.
In addition, a free press is
able to inform the public about
events, individuals and opportunities as well as dangers,
accidents and crimes.
Media outlets make decisions every day about what to
publish and what to cut since
there is only a limited amount
of space.
Due to this fact, every story
is simply a glimpse of the bigger picture, and every writer
has a particular point-of-view.
Media outletsthose who
decide what to releaseare
responsible for the contents of
their publications, yet media
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the actions of the readers.
As a result of national media
coverage, both violence and
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We, as responsible individuals, choose how we are going to
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Are we going to contribute
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A good place to startfor
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Psalm 24:1-2 says, The earth
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BUSINESS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

DAVE
SAYS
DAVE
RAMSEY

Stay
the course
Q: Our daughter is a
special needs child, who
doctors say will live about
half as long as the average adult. Theres also a
good chance she will be
under our care her entire
life. We just finished Baby
Step 3 of your plan, so
we have all of our debt
paid off except for the
house, and we have an
emergency fund of three
to six months of expenses
saved. We have health
insurance, too. However,
we were wondering how
the situation with our
little girl affects retirement planning and college
funding?
DR: I know this may
sound strange, but the
situation with your
daughter really doesnt affect things all that much.
The only real difference is
that it sounds like youll
be responsible for your
sweet daughter for the
foreseeable future not
just until shes 18 or 21.
If you dont already
have it, you and your
wife should both buy 10
to 12 times your annual incomes in term life
insurance. Make sure the
money from the policies is set up to go into a
special needs trust that
would be managed for her
care. That way, your baby
will be taken care of in
the event something unexpected happens to you.
Otherwise, just keep following my plan. Baby Step
4 means you start putting
15 percent of your income
into pre-tax retirement
plans, like Roth IRAs and
mutual funds. Baby Step
5 is college funding, if
thats a consideration for
her, followed by paying off your home early.
Then, of course, the last
Baby Step is building
wealth and giving.
Financially speaking,
youre looking at filling
a need in the event of
your deaths. This should
be covered by life insurance or investments. If
you reach a point where
your investments are
substantial, and money
from those things can
adequately cover her
needs and the needs of
your family, then you can
always drop the insurance
policies.

THE GREER CITIZEN A5

Vintage furniture shop open in Depot


BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Downtown Greer recently welcomed a new
business, and its one that
may already be familiar to
Greenville customers.
The Greer Station Depot
Home Furnishings Marketplace opened at 209F Depot Street in June, offering
vintage furniture and refinishing services.
Although the location
features several vendors,
Vintage House, formerly
located at Highway 14 and
Pelham Road, is the primary tenant.
Were like a mall here,
Vintage House Owner Robert Tuttle said. Were the
Greer Station Depot Home
Furnishings Marketplace.

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

A new ramp and entrance marks the new location of Greer


Station Depot Home Furnishings Marketplace.
Our business is the anchor
tenant and were offering
the same stuff we had at
Highway 14 and Pelham.
We specialize in traditional American-made furniture and carry the highend, quality stuff and the

top name brands.


The shops other vendors
include: Susan Tate (Tate
Designs), Jeff Wilson (Blue
Heron Antiques), Shannon
Kelley (Flow House Design)
and Jonathan Edwards.
We would like our cus-

Greer Bancshares reports


second quarter profit
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, parent company
of Greer State Bank, recently reported net income
attributable to common
shareholders of $684,000
or $0.27 per diluted common share for the quarter,
which ended June 30. That
number is compared to
net income of $661,000 or
$0.27 per diluted common
share for the first quarter
of 2016.
Year to date, net income
attributable to common
shareholders
through
June 30 was $1,345,000 or
$0.54 per diluted common
share, compared to net
income of $1,515,000, or
$0.61 per diluted common
share, for the same period
in 2015.
Included in the net income of $1,345,000 in the
first six months of 2016
were gains on the sale
of investments totaling
$262,000, partially offset
by a prepayment penalty
of $199,000 to repay $5
million of a higher cost
borrowing.
Net investment gains of
$399,000 were realized
in the first six months of
2015.
The local economy
has continued to provide
good opportunities for the
bank, and despite the continued low interest rate
environment the Company
produced good financial
results in the second quarter, said J. Richard Medlock, Jr., president and
CEO of the bank. We are
committed to provide exceptional banking services
in our local communities,
and look forward to continued success during the
remainder of 2016.
Greer Bancshares has

already recorded several


highlights in 2016, including: an annual cash
dividend of 20 cents per
share was paid to shareholders during the second
quarter; total deposits
have increased to $289.2
million, up $13.5 million
since December 31, 2015;
borrowings have been reduced by $15 million since
December 31, 2015; total

loans outstanding have


increased to $209.5 million, up $3.5 million since
December 31, 2015; total
assets increased $1.2 million in the first six months
of 2016 despite a strategic
balance sheet reduction
of $5 million related to a
reduction in borrowings
that was executed in the
second quarter.

tomers to be able to come


in to an atmosphere thats
conducive to their shopping experience, Tuttle
said. We want them to
be able to find a variety of
things that will be of interest to them as they decorate their homes.
Tuttle, a U.S. Army veteran, has been doing this
type of work for 23 years.
We dont get paid a lot
in the military, so my wife
and I refinished our home
by going to auctions, buying furniture, taking it to
the garage and refinishing
it, Tuttle said. At the end
of my career, I didnt have
an occupational skill that
was of value to anybody,

unless they were looking


to start a war, so I decided
to do this.
Vintage House can refinish your furniture or it can
find a piece of furniture
for you.
We do finder services,
Tuttle said. If people want
a specific item, folks can
let us know and we can
look for them. Weve had
some pretty good luck doing that because we draw
most of our things from
up north.
For more information,
call 281-7699 or visit
amgvintagehouse.com,
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

The City of Greer Board of Architectural Review will hold


a Public Hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9th,
2016 at Greer City Hall located at 301 E. Poinsett Street
on the following:
DOCKET NUMBER:
APPLICANT:
OWNER:
PROPERTY LOCATION:
PROJECT CLASSIFICATION:

BAR 2016-03
Barry Agnew
Andrew Carter
125 E. Poinsett Street
Exterior Building
Alterations and Signage
or Graphics

Documents related to the requests are available for public


inspection in the Planning and Zoning Office located at
301 E. Poinsett Street.

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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

A6 THE GREER CITIZEN


Jeanette Anderson Botts
Jeanette
Anderson
Botts, 88, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died
July 16, 2016. Jeanette
was born on October 21,
1927 in Greenville, South
Carolina to the late Calvin
Clement and Jean Dodson
Anderson. She grew up
in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High
School in 1945 and Furman University in 1949.
Jeanette was first married to the late William
Harold Botts and they
were the parents of three
children, Jean Botts Fell
of Mount Pleasant, South
Carolina, William Harold
Botts, Jr. of Corpus Christi,
Texas and U.S. Army First
Lt. Hayne Anderson Botts,
who died in 1985.
She was also predeceased by her second husband, Warren M. Snoddy,
M.D. and a sister, Frances
Anderson Burnett.
In addition to her two
children, she is survived
by a cherished son-in law,
Bert H. Fell and two grandchildren, Anne Hoadley
Fell and Thomas William
Fell, both of Chicago, Illinois.
Jeanette was a longtime member of Memorial
United Methodist Church
in Greer, South Carolina
where she was a active on
the Administrative Board,
Council on Ministries, as
Youth Coordinator and on
various committees within
the Church. She was part
of the Eula Mayfield Sunday School Class.
Jeanette was also a
member of the Alumni
Board of Furman University, the Greenville County
Historical Society, Friends
of Springwood Cemetery
in Greenville, the Charles
Town Chapter of Colonial
Dames XVII Century, Rebecca Motte Chapter of
Daughters of the American Revolution, and First
Families of South CarolinaCharleston. She served on
the Active Life Style Residents Council at Franke
at Seaside where she lived
since moving to Mount
Pleasant.
Her memorial service
will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 21, at the
Rodenberg Chapel, Franke at Seaside. Interment,
Wood Memorial Park,
Greer. Local arrangements
by J. HENRY STUHR, INC.,
MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.
Her family wishes to
express their deepest
gratitude to the caring
staff of Franke at Seaside.
They are also grateful for
the dear friendships and
warm community she enjoyed there.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Me-

morial United Methodist


Church, 201 N. Main St.,
Greer, or to the Hayne Anderson Botts Scholarship
Fund (Est.1985), Furman
University, 3300 Poinsett
Highway, Greenville, SC
29613-6488.
A memorial message
may be sent to the family
by visiting www.jhenrystuhr.com.

Weekend Outlook

Dangerously hot weekend

Get ready for serious heat this weekend. After


a week of mostly sunny, hot weather with
afternoon thunderstorms we will dangerously
hot temperatures. Highs are expected near 100
on both Saturday and Sunday. Sunny skies, hot
temperatures and isolated thunderstorms are
expected for the remainder of the week. With
no cold fronts in the forecast we expect our hot
weather pattern to continue. Our average high
temperature is 90.

Doris Mae Broadus

Dr. Byron Kent Bridges


Veteran

Dr. Byron Kent Bridges,


85, passed away July 3,
2016 at home surrounded
by family.
A native of Graham,
Texas, son of
the late John
Charles
and
Rose Etta Petty Bridges,
Kent graduated from Graham High School and the
University of Texas. A
practicing dentist for over
50 years, he was a member
of the American Dental Association, SC Dental Association and the Greenville
County Dental Association serving as president
1982 83. Kent had a
servants heart providing
volunteer dental services
to the public schools,
Pendleton Place and during mission trips to Haiti
and Moldova. He obtained
patents on two dental instruments and worked to
produce and market them.
He was a U.S. Air Force
Veteran and a member of
the MUMC Camack Sunday
School Class.
Surviving are his wife of
62 years, Bette Ivey Bridges, three daughters Miriam Pugliese of Dallas TX,
Robin Bridges of Liberty
and Melanie Krisitinik of
Columbia and six grandchildren, John, Timmy and
Laurel Pugliese; Katherine,
Robert and Camille Kristinik.
A memorial service will
be held 3 p.m. Saturday,
July 30 at Memorial United
Methodist Church. Visitation will be held after the
service in the church social hall.
Memorials may be made
to Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main
Street, Greer, SC 29650.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Doris Mae Broadus,


widow of Rufus Broadus,
daughter of the late Son
and Julia Brown Keith
passed July 11. She was a
member of Bethel United
Methodist Church. As a
member of the church, she
was apart of the United
Methodist Women Ministry. She loved to garden
and travel, and was a retired employee.
She is the last survivor of
her immediate family. Left
to cherish fond and loving
memories are her nieces
Diane
(Odell)
Dogans
and Doris Beaty both of
of Mauldin, Julia Gray of
Brooklyn, New York, Peggy
Phelps and Linda Smith
both of Greenville; nephew
Harold Broadus of Easley
and a sister in law Mary
Brown of Greenville.
Graveside services were
held Thursday, July 14, at
11 a.m. Hillcrest Memorial
Garden.
Thank you on behalf of
the Broadus Family.

Orianna that specializes


in skilled nursing care
and has a significant presence in the Upstate. We
believe that an affiliation
with Orianna will advance
the good work we have
done in the skilled nursing arena and allow GHS
to focus its resources on
other areas along the care
continuum.
Orianna operates 48
nursing facilities in 11
states. Of those, 17 are in
South Carolina and 13 of
those are in the Upstate.
Our mission is to serve
the needs of our communities, one patient at
a time, said Craig Robinson, CEO of Orianna
Health Systems. We are
committed to serving the
Upstate community and
look forward to building

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care GHS has established
at The Cottages at Brushy
Creek.
Greenville Health Systems has been planning
to restructure from a public nonprofit to a private
nonprofit, and Rep. Mike
Burns, a member of the
Greenville County legislative delegation, said the
decision to sell makes
sense.
Theyre getting rid of
The Cottages because
theyre not making a
profit on the organization
there, Burns said. But at
the same time, it seems
strange to us that they are

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David Elvis Deane


David Alan Elvis Deane,
65, died July 7, 2016.
A native of Hialeah, Florida, son of the late Raymond E. and Emily Wenk
Deane.
Surviving
are
three
brothers, Bill Deane, Don
Deane and Robert Deane.
A celebration of Elvis
life was held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Grace
Place, Greer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace
Place, 407 Ridgewood
Drive, Greer, SC 29651 or
Greer Mental Health, 220
Executive Drive, Greer, SC
29651.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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COTTAGES: Will be sold by Sept. 30


FROM PAGE ONE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

acquiring non-profitable
entities in other counties,
yet they dont want to
hang on to one thats valuable to us here.
Earlier this year, Greenville Health Systems revealed a $16 million budget shortfall, eliminating
about 400 positions.
Orianna will officially
assume ownership of The
Cottages at Brushy Creek
on or before September
30. At that time, approximately 200 GHS employees will become employees
of Orianna Health Systems
or its affiliates.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

PROJECT: Will take on DRD zoning


FROM PAGE ONE

Last week before council, Elder presented his


case against the planning
commissions recommendation. He said if council
approved R-12 for the second property, he would return to the planning commission with a DRD zoning
request, leading council to
approve that site as DRD
instead of R-12 or RM-2.
We could make the
church side work with an
R-12 zoning. The side opposite of the church simply economically would
not work, he said.
While a statement of
intent has not officially
been submitted, Elder
presented a new plan reducing density to a total
of 89 new homes with 48
of those to be larger and
more expensive.
Were trying to make
this a win-win for those
who are concerned about
traffic as well as for us as
developers, Elder said.
Council has reviewed
numerous projects with
the DRD zoning, Pace
said. There is no altera-

We have beenI thinkvery successful in


quality, sustainable projects with the DRD
zoning.

Glen Pace

Planning and zoning coordinator


tion of that plan without
either planning commission and/or council approval to move forward in
that regard.
With the approval by
council of the DRD zoning, Elder is now required
to return to the planning
commission with a final
development plan showing specifics related to the
type of development, quality of development, street
infrastructure to be in
place and landscaping.
Under DRD zoning, the
developer determines the
density, but the plan has
to be compatible with the
space he is using, Pace
said. Ninety-nine percent
of the time, that reduces
density quite significantly.
It provides a plan that

gives us more specifics


and gives us an opportunity to lock them inso to
speakwith a certain type
of development, Pace
said. We have beenI
thinkvery successful in
quality, sustainable projects with the DRD zoning.
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CRIME
REPORT
(Note: All information
contained in the following
was taken directly from
the official incident reports
filed by the Spartanburg
County Sheriffs Office or
Greer Police Department.
All suspects are to be
considered innocent until
proven guilty in the court
of law.)

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Robert Anthony Rick, 26,


of 323 Sally Brooke Lane,
Inman, was charged with
disorderly conduct.
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriffs
incident report, a deputy
responded to the above
address in reference to
an intoxicated male going
through the neighborhood
riding a dirt bike. Upon
arriving, the deputy observed a white male, later
identified as Robert Rick
leaning over a dirt bike in
the roadway.
The deputy approached
Rick and asked him what
he was doing, but could
not understand his response due to slurred
speech. While talking to
Rick, the deputy observed
him unsteady on his feet,
using the dirt bike to help
keep him upright and noticed a strong odor of an
intoxicating beverage coming from his person.
While the deputy was

speaking with him, Rick


dropped his dirt bike and
presented himself to the
deputy in a confrontational manner by balling both
fists. The officer continued
to talk him, asking where
he lived so they could get
him home safely. Rick
then became loud and the
officer placed him under
arrest. He was transported
to Spartanburg County
Detention Center for the
above charge.

DUI

Travis Davis, 47, of 425


Rosedale Drive, Greer, was
charged with driving under the influence, first offense.
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriffs
incident report, a deputy
on patrol observed a white
motorcycle leaving Tracys
Place on Highway 101 and
travel north, turning left
on Snow Road.
The deputy followed the
motorcycle, observing the
drivers speed at 45 miles
per hour in a 35 mile per
hour zone. The driver,
later identified as Davis,
also while negotiating a
right curve drifted to and
touched the center yellow
line. The officer then initiated a traffic stop and the
driver came to a stop in
the center of his lane. The
deputy approached Davis
for his license, registration and proof of insurance. While Davis and the
female passenger liked
for the registration, the
deputy asked Davis how
much he had to drink.
After Davis stated he had

consumed three drinks, he


was asked to step off the
motorcycle. The deputy
then conducted a standardized field sobriety
test. During the horizontal gaze nystagmus test,
the deputy observed lack
of smooth pursuit in both
eyes, sustained nystagmus
at maximum deviation and
onset of nystagmus prior
to forty-five degrees in
both eyes. He was unable
to successfully complete
the walk and turn tests or
the balance test.
Davis was placed under
arrest and arrangements
were made for someone
to pick up both the motorcycle and passenger.
At
the
Spartanburg
County Jail, Davis was offered a Data Master Test.
He submitted to the test,
which showed a BAC of
0.15. Davis was issued
a citation for the above
charge.

MULTIPLE CHARGES

Diego Javier Beltran, 34


of 1 1St Avenue, Greenville,
was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension second, no proof
of insurance, no vehicle
registration,
disregarding a stop sign and faulty
equipment. Warrants were
being sought for unlawful
carrying of a pistol, possession of cocaine base,
possession of methamphetamine and possession
of schedule II drug.
According to the City of
Greer police incident report, an officer observed
a silver Ford Fusion leave

a residence at Goodridge
Court and fail to stop at
a stop sign at the corner
of Goodridge Court and
Bent Creek Run. The officer also noticed that the
vehicle had an inoperable
passenger side taillight.
He then initiated a traffic stop and made contact
with the driver, identified
as Beltran.
Upon making contact
with Beltran, the officer
asked for his drivers license, vehicle registration
and proof of insurance.
When Beltran opened the
glove box, the officer observed in plain sight a clear
glass pipe with what appeared to be burn marks.
The officer ordered Beltran
to step out of the vehicle
and informed him that he
was under arrest. He was
ordered to turn around
and place his hands behind his back. Beltran
complied and was secured
in handcuffs and advised
of his Miranda Rights. Beltran was searched incident
to arrest, revealing a total
of $3,137.00 in the front
pockets of his shorts. He
was placed in the patrol
car.
During a search of the
vehicle, a second clear
glass pipe with burn marks
was found on the floor of
the passengers side of the
vehicle. Next to the pipe
was a gray backpack containing three black mini
scales, five white pills
marked 3604 V, which
were identified as Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone and some powder
that appeared to be a clear

rock-like substance. Located under the center of the


back seat plastic wrap that
contained a white rocklike substance was located. Also found during the
search was a black Springfield XD-9mm handgun
located under the hood
of the vehicle, as well as a
black and silver mini torch
and silver lighter found in
the center console.
The vehicle had displayed a paper tag from
Cash Car Rental in Greenville. Beltran stated he had
rented the vehicle, however he was unable to provide any paperwork on the
vehicle, vehicle registration or proof of insurance.
The vehicles identification number was checked
through NCIC, but came
back as not on file. It was
towed and a hold was
placed pending identification of the registered
owner.
Beltran was transported
to Greer City Jail where he
was again Mirandized and
offered a waiver, which
he signed. Beltran agreed
the money in his pockets
was from drugs but did
not provide specific information. He signed a consent forfeiture for $3000,
which was notorized. The
currency was placed in
property and evidence.
Beltran was given citations for the traffic violations and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Warrants were being sought
for the possession of drug
charges listed above and
unlawful carry charge.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

NESBITT:
Memory
honored
FROM PAGE ONE

wanted to learn. He was


a very talented and fast
guyran track as well. He
would always come in after every single weight lifting session and say coach,
lets go watch film. So me
and Markell and usually
one other player would
just sit in that room and
watch video for about 30
minutes. Thats what Ill
remember about him.
Nesbitt recently saw
some success on the field,
winning several 7-on-7
games with his team at
a tournament over the
weekend. Lane said he
took notice of Nesbitts
performance and encouraged him.
I chest bumped him on
a play he made and I said,
hey Markell, where did
that come from? He said,
coach, theyre going to
remember me this year,
Lane said. Everybody is
going to remember him.
We love him.
Grief counselors have
been and will remain available to the team.
He wanted to be No.
23 this year, so 23 is definitely going to be with us
everywhere we go, Lane
said.

EVENT: Town of Duncan uses National Night Out for community engagement
FROM PAGE ONE

true Community Policing,


said Chad Richardson,
Community Outreach Sergeant. It gives a chance
for the community to see
another side of the badge,
and it also gives them a
chance to discuss issues
that they may be facing in
their community.
Each year, the event
changes in Greer because
the community continues
to grow, Richardson said.
We have a great community that embraces our
police department and invites them in to help solve
problems.
This year will be different because we are having
one event that will be centrally located, Richardson
said. As the number of
events has to continued
to grow each year, it has
made it tough to make it to
all of the events and have
a chance to engage everyone at each location.
Because
communication between police and
the citizens is the root of
community relationships,
Richardson said, we want
to have the opportunity to
meet with as many residents as possible to continue to build those relationships.
I enjoy the opportunity
to get and play with the
kids, maybe throwing a
football or a Frisbee, but
just letting them see a different view point of officers, Richardson said.

DUNCAN PD

The Town of Duncan and


Duncan Police Department
will encourage police and
community interaction at
their 2016 National Night
Out from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Stoneledge
Park, located at 119 S.
Spencer St. in Duncan.
This year, the event will
include free dental screenings, free health screen-

ings and the blood mobile,


said Investigator Derek
Roper. We wanted to add
some health and safety.
Roper said one of his
favorite memories from
last year was all the kids
dancing in front of the DJ
booth.
A live DJ is planned
again this year, Roper
said. We put him under a
shelter where hell be this
time as well.
One of the purposes of
the event is to connect
those who serve in the police department and residents of the community.
Chief C. E. Long shared
about a resident who
brings her two children to
the police department.
Shes teaching them
from a very early age not
to be afraid of the police,
Long said, and to interact
with us and to know that
were there to help them
and protect them. I think
thats fantastic, and its
the same thing with the
National Night Out.
Long said this is an important event for community engagement.
Well have our officers
out there mingling with
the public, he said. Its
a good way for them to
see us, to spend time with
us because these guys are
out in the community every day.
A big part of our community knows our officers, Long said. They
know our names, but the
event provides a good
time to talk and ask questions.
Each student is to be given a bag with a passport
inside in order for the students to fill their bag with
specific school items from
each different booth.
If they start at beginning and go through, said
Long, they should have a
good amount of supplies
to at least get started for
the school year.

Each booth will stamp


the passport, and at the
end, the passports will be
put into a drawing for a
door prize.
Weve had tremendous
support from various
businesses, Roper said.
I dont think Ive had anybody turn me down.
Around 46 participants
are involved this year
through donating or setting up a booth, Roper said,
and they have planned for
300 kids this year.
We wanted to keep it
a completely free event,
Roper said, so that moms
and dads could come and
enjoy themselves without
worrying with the children
wanting a dollar or fifty
cent for different things.
Well have some free
food vendors here, Roper
said. Were doing free
hotdogs. Fried oreos, funnel cakes and snowcones
will be provided by a local
church.
Duncan Police officers
are planning to conduct K9 demonstrations as well,
including: dancing, kids
activities, face painting
and corn hole boards. In
addition, child I.D. kits are
going to be available again
this year.
The child ID kit is a
packet that you fill out
all the kids information,
Roper said, including a
photo, fingerprints and a
DNA sample, like a hair
sample. In case that child
goes missing, all that stuff
can be entered.
Mothers Against Drunk
Driving (MADD) is also
new this year to raise
awareness both of the
traffic fatalities due to
DUI and to spotlight their
organization.
Last year, a total of about
350 people participated.
I think its going to
end up being a little bit
better organized, said
Long. This year, we want
to make sure everybody

gets the same stuff going


through.
Last year, the event came
together in about five
weeks; whereas, this year,
Roper has been working
on the event since last fall,
Long said.
We had started off
some neighborhood watch
groups again, Long said
of last year.
Wed planned on doing
something small to sup-

port our neighborhood


watch groups, Roper said
of last years plan. We
wanted to try to be there,
to be that support to help
them grow and be prosperous. Wed planned a minor
get together.
From there, the event
grew through conversations with the mayor and
others and ended up taking place at the park.
We had such a big turn-

out, a real success, said


Lieutenant Miller, to help
build that relationship
with the police department and community.
Duncan had a lot of
people there and had a lot
of good community support, Long said. We ended up giving out a lot of
school supplies last year.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

BYRNES 7-ON-7

Jackets
replace
talent
with
talent

BLAME
CANNADA
BILLY
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BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Replacing star players is
no easy task for any coach,
but Greers Will Young said
his team has some young
talent that will put Greer
football in contention this
season.
The Jackets have been
hunting
replacements
for Mario Cusano, Dorian
Lindsey, Adrian McGee
and Troy Pride, and after
a summer full of 7-on-7
competitions, they may
have found a few.

Were doing
everything we can
to get a little bit of
a head start this
year.
Will Young

Greer High head football coach


We may actually be a
little further ahead than
I thought going into August, Young said. We lost
four great players. Theres
no doubt about that. But
the kids we have are very
talented. Theres no doubt
about that.
Greer has participated
in 7-on-7 tournaments at
Newberry, USC, Spartanburg, Daniel, Wade Hampton and Hillcrest.
We did pretty well in
most of them. We didnt
win any championships
or anything like that, but
its about making progress
and I thought the kids did
well, Young said. Considering what weve lost
and what weve got coming back, a lot of guys are
starting to step up.
SEE GREER | B3

Palmetto Showdown
Twenty teams from across the nation decended upon
Duncan last Friday and Saturday to participate in the
Palmetto State Showdown. Byrnes had three teams in
the competition. The Rebels A team advanced to the
semifinals of the tournament, falling to Woodruff. Boiling
Springs claimed the title, going 9-1 as the No. 1 seed.
Byrnes was led by sophomore quarterback Brock Carroll
and standout wide receiver Demarcus Gregory.

Photos by
Mandy Ferguson

GHS freshman
earns USA spot
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Local softball standout


Mary Esterak has been selected to participate in the
USA Elite Select All-American Games.
The Greer High freshman will join more than
190 players selected from
across the country for the
games, set for Aug. 1-6 in
Kissimmee, Florida. The
tournament is sponsored
by ESPN.
Esterak began playing
softball at age five, accord-

ing to her father, Bill.


During
her
seventh
grade season at Greer Middle School, she pitched 58
innings with a record of
9-2. Esterak recorded 118
strikeouts, 15 walks, 28
hits and an ERA of 1.3.
She also batted .379 in
eleven games.
This year in travel ball,
Esterak has a record of 198 with an ERA of 2.8 (117
innings and 96 strikeouts),
and a batting average of
.417.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Spartanburg knocked off the Greer American Legion Post 115 junior team last week,
advancing to the state playoffs in Myrtle Beach.

Junior legion ends season


with loss to Spartanburg
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Greer American Legion Post 115 junior team
came up one win shy of a
trip to the state playoffs,
falling to Spartanburg in
a three-game series last
week.
Post 115 finishes the
year at 16-12 under firstyear coach Henry Treadgill.
You have to give credit
to Spartanburg for finding a way to win, he said.
They were a very good
team and we were in it until the end.

Greer struggled from the


mound at home in game
one, giving up a big lead
early.
Every game is won with
pitching and defense and
we dug ourselves in a
big hole during that first
game, Treadgill said.
Post 115 fell behind 121 before mounting a rally
to pull the score within
one run. Trailing 12-11,
Greers defense was unable to hold on late in the
game and dropped game
one 14-11.
Were a team that never quits, Treadgill said.
Most teams in that situ-

ation would have folded,


thrown in the towel and
moved on to the next
game. Our guys kept
fighting and that momentum rolled into the next
game.
William McBee was on
fire from the mound in
game two, leading his
team to an 8-2 victory on
the road.
Despite the success,
Greer was not able to keep
its magical run alive. Brian
Cheek got the start for
Post 115 in game three, but
Spartanburgs bats were
too hot, as they managed
SEE LEGION | B3

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Mary Esterak has been chosen to pitch in the USA Elite


Select All-American games in August.

Chaos

ve done this a bunch


of times. This is a 10
minute, two dollar fix.
Those were the reassuring words of my friend
and neighbor as we attempted to fix my broken
master bathroom toilet
Sunday afternoon.
I believed him, but
I doubted the project
would be that easy, considering I was involved.
I dont think Ive ever
been a part of a repair
that has gone according
to plan or been considered an easy fix.
But I trusted my friend.
Hed remodeled his old
house and knew what he
was talking about. Everything Ive ever learned
has been from a YouTube
video, so when it comes
to household projects, Im
not your guy.
I got the $2 part, and
we started the project at
about 3 p.m. My friend
was right, it wasnt a big
deal. We were done in
about 10 minutes but
maybe we went a little too
fast.
Lets just get this thing
back into place and youll
be good to go, my friend
told me.
With a worried look in
my eyes, I looked at him
and said: My life doesnt
work like that, dude. Its
never that simple.
Sure enough, as we tried
to ease the toilet back
into place, we rushed it
and ruined the part Id
just spent $2 on at Home
Depot.
No matter, we went
back to the store to get
another one.
Attempt number two
didnt go well though.
We came back, shut off
the valve to the toilet,
drained it, and then prepared to lift. Wed barely
gotten the toilet off the
bolts when I heard a snap.
Just so you guys know,
a snap is never good when
youre working near PVC
plumbing.
All of the waterand
I do mean ALL OF THE
WATER, began pouring
in. My friend and I both
looked at each other for a
second.
Uhhwhat do we do?
I asked, as the urgency
began to pick up in my
voice.
Welp. Let me go shut
the water off, my friend
said, calmly walking out
the door to leave me to
tend to the flood.
I immediately started
bailing water with the
tiny trashcan next to
our toilet. If youve ever
heard the phrase, Its
like trying to drink water
from a fire hydrant, that
explains my situation
pretty well. It had only
been about a minute and
already there was an inch
of water in the bathroom.
My wife came running
in with a tall trashcan
not long after, giving my
friend enough time to get
to the street and shut off
the water.
It was full-blown chaos
as my wife and I used
every towel and blanket
in the house to soak up
the water, which was now
making its way through
our ceiling into our
kitchen.
Shannon ran to get
more t-shirts and towels
when I heard her slip and
fall.
Im OK! she shouted,
returning to the bathroom
with a bit of a limp.
Our bathroom is rather
small, so it didnt take
long to get the water up.
But the damage was done.
Our pipe was busted, our
toilet still wasnt fixed
and now I had a whole
new problem to contend
with downstairs.
Let me call my friend,
my neighbor suggested.
Hes a plumber.
Maybe we shouldve
started with that.
I ruin everything I
touch.

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WEDNESDAY,
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20, 2016
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Tim Duncan was one of a kind


By Mark Vasto
For The Greer Citizen

im Duncan was the


best power forward
Ive ever seen, and Ive
been watching since his
days at Wake Forest.
I know Im not the only
Maryland Terrapin who
remembers standing
outside Cole Field House
in freezing cold weather
for hours, just to make
sure we got great seats to
watch a Wake Forest team
with the best big man in
the ACC. We were surprised he stayed at Wake
Forest for four years -- he
would have been a first
round pick any year -- and

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it didnt take a genius to
figure hed play well in
the NBA.
Its safe to say that he
exceeded expectations.
Hes played for only
one team, for one coach.
He was the only person
to win a championship in
three different decades.
College player of the year,
rookie of the year, AllStar MVP, regular season
MVP (three times) and
NBA Finals MVP (twice).
Only Michael Jordan and
Larry Bird can say they
did something like that.
Only Kareem Abdul-Jab-

bar and Robert Parish


have won more games. He
and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar
are the only players in
NBA history with 26,000
points, 15,000 rebounds
and 3,000 blocks
Fifteen times, he was an
all-star. Every one of his
seasons ended with the
San Antonio Spurs going
to the playoffs. Five times,
his team took the crown
-- including one time from
the King himself, the year
that San Antonio avenged
their loss in the previous
year, picking themselves
up and beating Miami.
With the exception of the
lockout season, the Spurs
won more than 50 games

He isnt even going to attend the press

each season. There are


20-year-old Knicks fans
vomiting tears when they
hear that.
He was 42 ... of course
we knew that he was going to retire. But look at
the way he did. He simply
said nothing. No press
conferences, no seasonlong adulation tour, no
victory lap. He isnt even
going to attend the press
conference regarding his
retirement. That is an
instant classic. Contrast
the way he left the game
and the way Kobe Bryant left. The Lakers were
a joke last season, but
Kobe scored 60 in his
final game and made sure

conference regarding his retirement. That


is an instant classic.
everyone knew just how
proud he was of himself.
Not Duncan. The Big
Fundamental was trying
to win another championship.
He didnt have a clothing collection; there were
no collectors item shoes,
no commercials of him
driving a Buick. None of
that. You know what else
there was none of? No tirades about being late for
practice, no holding out
for an outrageous raise,

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no temper tantrums if he
wasnt the guy chosen to
take the last-second shot.
I scoured the Interwebs,
looking for a story about
how Tim Duncan once
saved somebodys life ...
and found nothing of the
sort.
When you look at a guy
like Tim Duncan, you say
to yourself, They just
dont make players like
that anymore. They really dont. He was one of
a kind.

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May 4 ................................May 7, Kansas Speedway

* Must be 21 years of age. Certain rules apply.

Winner: Ray Horton, of Greer

Martin Truex Jr. vs. Matt Kenseth

May 25 .............................May 29, Charlotte Motor Speedway


Winner: Margie Crowley, of Greer

June 8 ..............................June 12, Michigan Intl. Speedway

Winner: Dominick Hargreaves, of Moore

June 29............................July 2, Daytona International Speedway


Winner: Deborah McCallister, of Greer

July 6 ................................July 9, Kentucky Speedway


Winner: Hope Holliday, of Greer

July 20 .............................July 24, Indianapolis Motor Speedway


August 3 .........................August 7, Watkins Glen International
August 17 ........................August 20, Bristol Motor Speedway

Jimmie Johnson vs. Denny Hamlin

Chase Elliott vs. Ryan Newman

Austin Dillon vs. Jamie McMurray

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

GREER: Rebuilding everywhere but in the trenches


FROM B1

Alex Syphertt will lead the


teams receiving corps,
while Trey Houston takes
over as quarterback.
At wide receiver, we
probably have eight kids
that can play, he said.
We also feel like weve
got a couple of really good
running backs that are going to help us.
As for Youngs defense
and his secondary, its
coming along.
Weve gotten better
during these 7-on-7s. I like
the talent we have, its just
a matter of replacing leadership, Young said.
Houston will replace
Cusano, who spent three
years under center for the
Yellow Jackets.
If youre just talking
about footballhes gotten a whole lot better,
Young said. The part Id
like to see him continue
improving on is leading. I
think Trey will eventually
wind up being a good, solid quarterback for us. He
just has to step up and be
willing to lead.
Offensive
linemen
Noah Hannon and Bradly
Thompson will lead Greer
in the trenches.
Were going to have
some expectations for
those guys, Young said.
The fact that you have
four out of five back who
have started and played
a lot of football is a good
thing. Id much rather
have it that way than the
opposite. Id rather be old
up front and young at the
skill positions than vice
versa. Its just a lot easier
to execute when you have
an active blocking scheme
in front of you.

to close the series and advance to Myrtle Beach.


(Cheek) is a guy that
has been so good for us all
year, but he couldnt find it
in that last game, Treadgill said. We were in the
game the entire time and
our guys never gave up,
and thats all you can ask
for. If wed gotten a couple

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Greer Yellow Jackets are young, but talented, at the skill positions after losing four
top producers to graduation.
Hannon was recently
featured on the cover of
Friday Night Footballs annual preseason magazine.
The publication provides a
preview of each North and
South Carolina team, and
this season, Greer High
was featured in depth.
Its fun for the kids,
Young said. Its always
nice when we can share
our community with everybody else across the
southeast. It shows what
this town is like and what
football means to us.
The Yellow Jackets are
holding a mini camp this
week, working on special
teams and fundamentals.
Were doing everything
we can to get a little bit
of a head start this year,
Young said. We play Week
0 this time around, so we
have to be ready.

In a race that saw many


of the usual suspects go
into hiding in the closing
laps, Matt Kenseth battled
to the front of the field
from the 18th starting
position and pulled away
after a late restart to win
Sundays New Hampshire
301 at New Hampshire
Motor Speedway.
Winning for the second
time this season and for
the third time at the Magic
Mile, Kenseth crossed the
finish line 1.982 seconds
ahead of Tony Stewart,
who solidified his position in the top 30 in the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
standings and therefore
in the Chase with the
runner-up finish.
Youre always pleased
to be in Victory Lane, said
the 44-year-old Kenseth,
who won for the second
straight time at the 1.058mile flat track and for the
38th time in his career.
The farther down the
road you get, the better
they feel for sure. Thanks
to everybody at Joe Gibbs
Racing Ive said it a million times, but Im blessed
with this opportunity to
be over here with the guys
I get to work with.
(Crew chief) Jason (Ratcliff) and the team made
great, great adjustments
today. I didnt do a very
good job qualifying (18th),
(but) after round one (of
pit stops) today, it was
pretty much money. We
just had to get there. It
was a fun day.
Kenseth, who recovered
from an early glitch on pit
road after his No. 20 Joe
Gibbs Racing Toyota was
blocked in its stall, took
the lead from Kyle Busch
on Lap 271 of 301 and
held it the rest of the way,
despite three subsequent
cautions and restarts.
Every restart youre just

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athletic accomplishments
as a high school student.
Nominations must include
the candidates specific
accomplishments as an
athlete and any postseason honors received, such
as All-Region, All-State,
Shrine Bowl and NorthSouth All-Star games.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 26.
They must be submitted
in writing to GHS Hall of
Fame, 121 Rubiwood Circle, Greer, 29651.
The Hall of Fame will
induct new members in
ceremonies at halftime on
Sept. 9 during the Greer
versus Daniel football
game at Dooley Field.

GREER BOOSTERS TAKING


HALL OF FAME NODS

ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

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more hits here or there,


youre looking at a totally
different outcome.
Treadgill said he was
pleased with his players
during his first season,
and said he had a team
with a lot of potential.
Without knowing exactly what I was getting myself
into, it was a lot of fun, he
said. I think what made it
so easy was the group of

Every restart youre


just hoping not to
mess up and spin
the tires too bad.
Matt Kenseth

hoping not to mess up and


spin the tires too bad,
Kenseth said. Thankfully,
we had good ones, and we
had great power, and we
had good traction, and
we were able to get going
pretty good in a straight
line.
And then, after a couple
laps, we were able to roll
the middle and get away.
Joey Logano took third
place by .019 seconds in
a drag race against Kevin
Harvick. Greg Biffle ran
fifth followed by Jamie
McMurray, Ryan Newman,
Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin
and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
That cast of characters didnt include Martin
Truex Jr., who led 123 laps
before breaking his shifter and losing the clutch,
keeping his No. 78 Toyota
stuck in fourth gear.
It didnt include pole
winner
Jimmie
Johnson, who repeatedly lost
ground on restarts and
came home 12th. It didnt
include Kurt Busch, who
ran in the top five most
of the afternoon but ultimately was knocked out
by contact from the No.
88 Chevrolet of Alex Bowman, who finished 26th in
a substitute role for ailing
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
It didnt include 2014
New Hampshire winner
Brad Keselowski, who, like
Kurt Busch, had a contending car for most of the day
but cut a tire in a late fourcar wreck that caused his
two-race winning streak

The Greer High Booster


Club is accepting nominations for induction into
the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Nominees must have
graduated from Greer
High a minimum of five
years before becoming eligible. Criteria are based on

Registration for fall


adult softball leagues at
the Greenville County Recreation Department are
currently underway.
Team registration is
$325 per team. Register
your online at www.greenvillerec.com.

Busch holds off


Erik Jones for
XFINITY win
BY REID SPENCER
NASCAR WIRE
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer will be move up to Class AAAA this fall, hoping to


defend its Peach Blossom title.

kids that we had. They are


remarkable young men.
They were very respectful,
very knowledgeable and
were really open to learning more about baseball.
There are a lot of good
athletes on this team with
some very good fundamentals, Treadgill added.
Getting this experience is
going to be good for them.
In baseball, youre go-

ing to always be learning,


and these kids know that
theyre going to have to
work hard if they want to
be successful at the game.
You dont always have to
swing a bat well or field
a ground ball to advance
your skills in baseball. You
just have to put the work
in.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Kenseth battles to front for win


BY REID SPENCER
NASCAR WIRE

SPORTS
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LEGION: Ends season with loss to Spartanburg


FROM B1

THE GREER CITIZEN B3

end in a 15th-place finish.


It didnt include Carl Edwards, whose No. 19 Toyota was damaged in the
four-car Lap 285 chain-reaction wreck that caused
the seventh and final caution.
And even though Kyle
Busch held eighth place in
the late going, his finish
was disappointing. Busch
led a race-high 133 laps
and restarted third with 11
laps left, but lost ground
in a fight for fifth with Biffle and dropped two more
spots thereafter.
Stewart, however, was
delighted with the effort of
his team. He and first-year
crew chief Mike Bugarewicz exchanged texts dealing with setup notes on
Saturday night, after Stewart flew to Ohio to oversee
the Kings Royal sprint car
race at Eldora Speedway,
which he owns.
When he returned to
Loudon for Sundays race,
his No. 14 Stewart-Haas
Racing Chevrolet was
markedly better than it
had been in Saturdays
two practice sessions.
Yeah, we had a much
better Haas Automation
Chevy today than what we
had yesterday, said Stewart, who is now 67 points
ahead of 31st-place Brian
Scott. Buga (Bugarewicz)
did a really good job. I
went off and went to Eldora for the Kings Royal
last night.

He kept sending me a
couple of texts. He was
working as late here as I
was working late at Eldora.
It really paid off. Hes doing such a great job for a
rookie crew chief that only
has half a season. Hes got
veteran calls and veteran
moves.
Getting his opportunity
to drive the No. 88 Chevy
when Earnhardt was sidelined with concussion-like
symptoms, Bowman had a
top-10 run going until contact with Edwards Toyota
on pit road started tire
issues that culminated in
Bowman sliding into Kurt
Buschs car in Turn 3 on
Lap 271.
The right front tire
went completely flat on
the frontstretch, sending
Bowman into the outside
wall. Though the accident
knocked the speed out of
the car, Bowman was able
to stay on the lead lap.
The spate of late cautions also gave Logano a
chance to move forward.
Ill take a third place
after all that, Logano
said. We were awful at
the beginning of the race.
We tried some new things,
and apparently they didnt
work, so we aborted the
mission in the middle of
the race and got some
speed back in the 22 but
not enough to beat the
20.

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Another NASCAR XFINITY Series race, another


set of milestones for Kyle
Busch.
Leading 190 of 200 laps
in Saturdays AutoLotto
200 at New Hampshire
Motor Speedway, Busch
held off Joe Gibbs Racing
teammate Erik Jones in
the closing laps to claim
his 82nd career victory,
extending his own series
record.
In the process, Busch
raised his total of XFINITY laps led to 17,064,
once again extending his
own record. Busch won for
the fifth time in 11 races
at the Magic Mile and the
sixth time in 10 starts this
season.
I guess theyre big numbers, said Busch, who ran
the entire race on one set
of left-side tires and arrived at the finish line
1.499 seconds ahead of
Jones, who had taken four
tires on his final pit stop
under caution on Lap 178.
I really dont know what
big numbers are, and records are made to be broken.
There may be somebody like me that comes
along down the road
that does the same thing
that Ive been fortunate
enough to do Running
in this series is something
fun for me to do, cool for
me to do, and it also helps
me out and gets me a little
more experience.
Brad Keselowski ran
third but didnt have an
answer for the top two JGR
cars. Daniel Suarez came
home fourth, followed by
Austin Dillon.
We had a decent day,
Keselowski said. A little
better than where we have
been, which was some-

thing to be proud of, but


of course we want to get to
Victory Lane with the (No.
22 Team Penske) Ford. We
arent quite there, but well
keep pushing.
That was a step in the
right direction overall for
sure.
Busch may have been
dominant up front, but
there were compelling
subplots behind him, the
most noteworthy between
Ty Dillon and Alex Bowman.
Bowman, who will sub
for ailing Dale Earnhardt
Jr. in Sundays NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series race,
turned left into Dillons
No. 3 Chevrolet off Turn 2
on Lap 76, sending Dillons
car into the outside wall.
Dillon was convinced
Bowman wrecked him on
purpose. Bowman asserted his car was forced wide,
and the contact was unintentional. Dillon returned
to action 55 laps down
after repairs in the garage
and twice tried to impede
Bowmans progress on the
track.
He tried to wreck me
about four times after
(the accident), Bowman
said after the race. I dont
blame him for being upset. He has every right to
be upset
He drove me way up the
race track (right before the
contact). He obviously got
tight underneath me. I had
a ton of wheel in it, and it finally caught. I barely came
off the wall. You come off
the wall six inches and you
tag somebody in the right
rear. I hate that for the 3
car, but I definitely didnt
do it intentionally. He can
think what he wants.
Bowman was able to
continue despite damage
to the left front of his No.
88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet and finished eighth.

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The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

THE GREER CITIZEN B5

POLICE
ACADEMY
Greer Police
building
future leaders
through
Youth Citizens
Academy

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Greer Police Department will graduate its fourth Youth Citizens Academy class on Friday. The cadets have spent the
past two weeks learning teamwork, leadership and policing methods through the program.

BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

Vasquez and Zahkiyrah


Booker.

he Greer Police Department is hoping to


change public perception on policing, and
its requiring a hands-on
approach.
The departments
fourth installment of the
Youth Citizens Academy
is currently underway.
School resource officers
Joel Galli and Ashley
Wright direct the program, which saw nearly
30 graduates in its inaugural year in 2015.
This week, officers
have been working with
a group of 11 boys from
Riverside, Greer and Blue
Ridge Middle.
We want them to go
back and be the leaders
in their communities, or
churches or schools,
Wright said. If something
bad is happening, we
hope that instead of joining in, they will step up
and tell their friends what
should be done.
The academy began
last year and has evolved
since. Lasting two weeks,
the program features
physical training, ropes
course challenges, classes
on gun safety, lessons
on traffic patrol, tours of
various city entities and
even a CSI day.
Our camp is important
because we are giving 11
boys a specific skill set,
Wright said. Were teaching them, first of all, that
what they learn on TV and
what happens in real life
are two different things.
Kelan Ware, a Greer
Middle student, was
named class leader for
this particular group.
He will usher his troops
through graduation ceremonies this Friday.
I got nominated by
doing stuff other people
wouldnt do and going
above and beyond, Ware
said. Ive got to keep
everybody quiet and make
sure they respect officer
Wright and officer Galli.
They take their job
serious, he said. Theyre
very focused.
Wright said a leader is
named in each class, and
Ware has been dependable from the start.
From day one, there
was no doubt that Kelan
was the leader of this
group, Wright said. This
is the most divided group
weve had because half of
them are from Riverside
and half are from Greer.
Even with that, Kelan has
come in and has been
very mature and responsible.
Wright and Galli work at
Greer Middle and Riverside Middle respectively.
Through an application
process, students are selected for the academy.
Its been really fun,
said Riverside Middle
School student David
Igwe. I thought this
would be a fun way to
hang out with my friends
during the summer, but

CHANGING PERCEPTION

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Students perform a round of push-ups as part of their physical training during the Youth Citizens Police Academy.

I got nominated by

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Emmanuel Igwe, left, and Jose Gonzalez, right, attempt the walk and turn portion of a
field sobriety test wearing goggles designed to simulate alcohol impairment.

doing stuff other


people wouldnt do
and going above
and beyond. Ive got
to keep everybody
quiet and make sure
they respect officer
Wright and officer
Galli.
Kelan Ware
Class leader

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Officer Clay Anderson explains to participants in the Youth Citizens Police Academy how
a Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) system works.
now Im considering
becoming a police officer
because I see how they
protect our community.
Weve done a lot of
team building exercises,
he said. The ropes course
was difficult at first
because we were all arguing, but once we came

together as a team, we did


fine.
Students train throughout the week, and Wright
said each cadets growth
is measured.
They ran the physical
agility test that all the police officers have to run,
and they were looking at

it like, this is going to be


tough. But every single
one of them did it, and
they did it so much faster
than they thought they
would, Wright said. That
was a big win for us.
For students who graduate the program and want
to continue to pursue

policing, Greer offers an


advanced Youth Citizens
Academy.
Theyll do more hands
on police training in that
camp, Wright said. Well
have them go through
scenarios like traffic
stops, building clearings
and emergency response.
Theyll go through crisis
negotiations and things
like that. It is just a lot
more detailed.
Fifteen of the 27 graduates of the program have
signed up for the advanced academy, which is
aimed to serve eighth and
ninth graders.
The Youth Citizens
Academy graduated 11
girls from the program
in June, including: Reyna
Garza, Tamara Bonaparte,
Lovely Ladson, Jazzman
Jacobs, Jasmyne Henry,
Gabriella Montalvo, Ruthmarie Gonzalez, Tyonna
Newton, Kirsten McCollum, Shannai Volquez-

With national tensions


rising against police officers, Galli and Wright feel
the camp is more necessary than ever.
Im really not as concerned with modifying
our message, even with
everything going on, Galli
said. Theres a perception of what you see on
TV and the news, but we
want to introduce these
students to what happens
behind the scenes and
offer a different perspective.
People that work in
our division are usually
more hands on with the
community, so were the
friendlier faces of the
department, Wright said.
Most of these kids have
never had an interaction
with law enforcement,
and the ones that have
havent had a positive
interaction with law enforcement. Unfortunately,
theyve seen us at their
grandparents house or
their parents house and
its not about anything
positive.
Wright said she has
been teaching students
the basics when it comes
to interacting with police.
We talked to them the
other day about what
information they have
to give a police officer
if they get stopped on
the street, Wright said.
Thats not something
wed ever thought we
would have to discuss
with 13-year-olds, but this
day and age, it is. Theyre
really learning about what
we do and I think its
opened their eyes.
Theyre learning that
the decisions we have to
make are in an instant,
she added. With the state
of law enforcement today
and with where we are
as a nation, little groups
like this can make a huge
difference on our future.
These 11 kids are going to
see that all police officers
are not bad people and
they dont want to hurt
them.
With eight police officers dead in the last week
due to gun violence, Galli
said hes more observant
in public.
If Im in my school
and my community, Im
OK. Once Im outside my
comfort zone, my school
and the people that I
do know, Im definitely
more observant, based
on recent events, Galli
said. You kind of wonder
whats going through that
persons head or what you
could be doing.
Theres fear when you
come to work every day
in this job, Wright added.
But the reason we do this
job is to try to make this
world a better place. And
it starts with these kids.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

FUN AND GAMES

B6 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

Tell family about HIV


DEAR DR. ROACH: Can
a person who has AIDS
cook for his or her family and loved ones without
fear of getting them sick?
How long does it take
to die once you are diagnosed with AIDS? How
does someone with AIDS
die? -- D.R.
ANSWER: HIV, the human
immunodeficiency
virus, is acquired usually
through sexual contact,
exposure to contaminated blood or passed from
mother to child. There has
never been a reported case
where a person was infected through casual contact,
such as sharing eating
utensils or using the same
bathroom. HIV has never
been reported as being
transmitted through saliva, tears or sweat. It isnt
transmitted by insects,
either. However, its not
recommended to share
razors or toothbrushes,
since these can be contaminated by blood.
The progression of disease caused by HIV is
highly variable. There often is a fever and flulike
symptoms at the time of
first infection. Most people will test positive by
the usual blood test within
a few months of becoming infected. People with
HIV often remain without
symptoms for years; however, the virus continues
to replicate and destroy
CD4 cells, a key regulator
of the immune system,
during this time.
The term AIDS is reserved for advanced HIV

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
infection with a specific,
defining illness, such as
Pneumocystis pneumonia;
or a CD4 count below 200
(normal is around 1,000).
As far as prognosis
goes, the most important
single factor is whether a
person with HIV infection
is prescribed (and properly takes!) appropriate
treatment. There certainly
are many people who have
had HIV for over 20 years
without getting AIDS.
With very advanced HIV
infection, the immune system is unable to fight off
infections, but also, the
body cannot fight off cancer. Since people with HIV
can live so long, heart disease and any other cause
is possible. Very often,
people die with, not from,
their HIV.
For people living with
HIV and who havent told
their family, I recommend
doing so. I know its complex, and it may not be
right for everybody, but it
will help relieve stress for
most.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: My
husband has Menieres
disease. We cannot find
anyone who can help him.
Is there any medication
for this? -- L.M.

ANSWER: Menieres disease causes episodes of


vertigo, tinnitus and eventually hearing loss. It is
caused by swelling in the
organ of balance in the inner ear, but the reason for
the swelling isnt clear.
Before being seen by a
doctor, your husband can
try to identify triggers for
the attacks. Common triggers include a high-salt
diet, tobacco, alcohol and
stress. A low-salt diet can
dramatically reduce episodes.
ENT doctors are usually expert in treating Menieres disease. A diuretic
such as hydrochlorothiazide often is used if diet
alone doesnt help.
The booklet on vertigo
explains this disruptive
condition in detail and
outlines its treatment.
Readers can order a copy
by writing: Dr. Roach - No. 801W, 628 Virginia
Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.
Enclose a check or money
order (no cash) for $4.75
U.S./$6 Canada with the
recipients printed name
and address. Please allow
four weeks for delivery.
Dr. Roach regrets that
he is unable to answer individual letters, but will
incorporate them in the
column whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.
To view and order health
pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to
Good Health, 628 Virginia
Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.

SOAP UPDATES
together. An update from
Parker changed Kristinas
course of action. Michael
and Sabrina grew even
closer. Sonny and Finn
made a deal that benefited
them both. Carly sensed
duplicity. Naomi had a
huge reaction to a name
from Port Charless past.
Franco defended himself
from Lucys insinuations.
Later, Franco, Michael and
Sabrina were left shocked
and dismayed. Wait to See:
Nina thwarts Julians plan.

BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Ridge and Brooke came


to an understanding of
how they could best help
the ones they loved and
themselves in the process. Brooke chose her
sister over her lover when
it came to Katies struggle with Bill over their
son. Ridge acknowledged
Thomas and Carolines
feelings. Zende and Nicole
took their relationship to
the next level. Katie found
Bill and Brooke together
in the office. Steffy persuaded Eric to go to Monte
Carlo to announce that he
was Forresters new CEO.
Wyatt demanded to know
why Quinn snuck into
Forresters headquarters.
On the Spencer jet, Liam
opened up to Eric about
his feelings for Steffy, Wyatt and Quinn. Brooke demanded that Bill do what
Katie asked. Wait to See:
A jilted lover vents to an
unlikely source about the
cause of his anger.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

A frantic Shawn continued his search for Hope


and Rafe. Maggie opened
up to Julie. Brady and Theresa confronted Summer
in Las Vegas. Hopes condition worsened as she and
Rafe remained trapped.
Aiden stood by his innocence. Brady questioned
Victors involvement in
Tates kidnapping. Summer made an emotional

ROBERT VOETS | CBS

Steve Burton stars as


Dylan on The Young and
The Restless
appeal to Theresa. Rafe
experienced an intense
nightmare. Later, his love
for Hope was put to the
test. Kate moved out of
the mansion. Wait to See:
Deimos asks Nicole for a
fresh start.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

The group on Cassadine Island was stunned


by
Theos
revelation.
Olivias words hit Julian
hard. A confrontation
ended tragically. Andre
left a puzzling message.
Nina noticed that Curtis
seemed preoccupied with
Jordan. Griffin was fast on
his feet in helping Julian.
Meanwhile, Sonny had his
suspicions. Carly was surprised to learn that Kiki
and Dillon might still be

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Summer sided with Victoria and promised her that


she would find out Lucas
true motive. Devon asked
Dr. Neville not to treat Hilary anymore. Meanwhile,
Jack apologized to Hilary
for accusing her of faking her illness. Sharon
assured Mariah that she
was doing better and not
to worry about her. Dylan
confronted Victor about
the evidence that would
exonerate Adam, but Victor feigned ignorance.
Later, Dylan asked Kevin
to pull the security footage at the bus station. Dr.
Shelby wouldnt allow Dr.
Neville anywhere near Hilary. Nick told Luca to leave
town -- and Summer -- behind. Mariah felt that Sharon was stable enough to
move out. Jack stumbled
upon some unexpected
information about Phyllis.
Wait to See: Victoria receives a tempting proposition.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

ENTERTAINMENT
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

THINGS
TO DO
NEW LISTINGS
RIVIVERA FILMS

Nicholas Galitzine, Keenan


Kampa in High Strung

COUCH THEATER

DVD Previews
BY SAM STRUCKHOFF

NEW RELEASES
FOR THE WEEK OF AUG. 1
PICKS OF THE WEEK

Keanu (R) -- Twoheaded comedy monster


Keegan Michael Key and
Jordan Peele take their
killer tag-team timing into
their first feature-length
film. Rell (Peel) is a softy
suburban guy heartbroken after breaking up with
his girlfriend, and the
new owner of an impossibly adorable kitten he
names Keanu. Clarence
(Key) is Rells un-tough
friend whos in a loving
marriage, but has seemingly lost all semblance of
masculinity along the way.
A cascade of ridiculous
circumstances thrusts the
duo into a kitten-rescue
mission through a world
of hardened (but very catfriendly) thugs.
Key and Peele (of the
show, Key & Peele)
have honed their moves
through years of sketch
comedy, and their stillrunning Comedy Central
show puts out great material on a regular basis.
The movie works best
when its not trying to be
a movie. Absurdity hijacks
the gangland plotting, and
two funny guys handle
it like seasoned getaway
drivers.
The Lobster (R) -- Love
is weird and difficult at
times. But its even weirder in the world where David (Colin Farrell) was just
dumped by his wife. In
this near-future world, you
have to have a soul mate
in 45 days of being single,
or you must decide which
animal you will be turned
into. When David checks
into a mandatory resort
for singles, he figures hell
become a lobster -- they
have very long lives and
stay fertile. Some people
escape and defy this pressure for romance, but can
David really escape the
need for love?
Director Yorgos Lanthimos gives us his first English-language feature with
a quietly funny deadpan.
Last Days in the
Desert (PG-13) -- This
thoughtful and beautifully shot film imagines
a non-scripture dilemma
with Jesus Christ near the
end of his 40-day fast in
the desert in which Christ
(here called Yeshua and
played by Ewan McGregor)
meets a small family in impending crisis. The Devil
(also McGregor) pushes
him and hurls doubts at
Jesus, who searches for
the right thing to do. Its a
faith-based film that looks
more like an art-house
flick, shot with existing
light and determined to
take its time.
High Strung (PG) -Young, beautiful and talented performers must
band together with local
artists and hip-hoppers in
order to save the community center/help a charity/
do the right thing. Its a
stale formula, but the cliched plotline is really just
an excuse to string together performances with an
emotional backdrop, and
thats what High Strung
does. Fresh from the
Midwest, ballerina Ruby
(played by real-life dancer
Keenan Kampa) has a lot
to learn and a lot to prove
upon landing in NYC and
enrolling at a fictional conservatory. Opposite her is
a melancholic Brit subwayviolinist Johnny (Nicholas
Galitzine), who sits on the
edge of deportation. Can
they find affection and
pull off the big performance show thing?! (They
do, and its not bad.)

GREENVILLE CRUISE-IN
AT THE BRIDGE

This summer heats up


with the newest regional
car show at The Bridge
of Greenville on Saturday, Aug. 6. The event will
feature live music, food,
prizes, local vendors and
an array of cars in every
category.
Register showcase autos for low rider, classic,
hot rod, off road, luxury,
and sport categories for
your chance to win Best In
Show and Peoples Choice.
Contestant prizes from
many area businesses will
include auto parts, upgrades, and other options.
Located at 1310 Cedar
Lane Road in Greenville,
The Bridge Event Center
provides daytime festivals and events, and The
Bridge Nightclub offers a
light show, sound system,
and atmosphere to dance
the night away
The Bridge of Greenville
enjoys giving back to its
community.
A portion
of the proceeds from the
Range Rover raffle will
benefit the Upstate Warrior Solution, a not-forprofit organization that
generates quality of life
solutions for Upstate veterans, active duty, National Guard, and Reserve warriors and their families.
For advance vehicle registration,
sponsorships
and tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/zz2hqyy

Anthony

Tavernier

TEENAGE PIANISTS
PERFORM AT CHAPMAN

Two of Western North


Carolinas most celebrated
and gifted young pianists
Christopher Tavernier, 15,
and Nolan Anthony, 16
will present a concert of
some of historys most familiar and dramatic solos
Aug. 27, 7-9 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Their
alternating solosdueling
pianoswill include works
by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and Schumann.
In the latter half of the
program, they will be accompanied by other classical musicians to present
Camille Saint-Sans Carnival of the Animals, a story
that follows the dream of
a boy asleep in the American Museum of Natural
History. This will be a
musical suite of 14 movements by the French Romantic composer in 1886.
The work was written for
private performance by
an ad hoc ensemble of two
pianos and other instruments and lasts around 25
minutes. Narration of the
humorous verses will be

IMAGE | SUBMITTED

The exhibition Critters at RIVERWORKS Gallery features


prints, photographs and sculptures of animals while
providing a commentary on human power over nature.
by Ron Whittemore, professional voice-over talent
and international singer.
Tickets are $8-10 and
can be purchased at ChapmanCulturalCenter.org or
by calling 542-ARTS.
This is one of the most
amazing and dramatic
piano concerts to be seen
and heard anywhere, Taverniers teacher John Cobb
said. Ive played professionally with Christopher
and I know Nolan by reputation, and I can tell you
their talent will take your
breath away. It is rare to
see such talent in teenagers. And it certainly helps
that they have great stage
presence. This is one of
those concerts where people sit back and just drop
their jaws in awe.
In addition to performing this concert in Spartanburg, they will also
perform in Asheville Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Diana
Wortham Theatre. That
will be a benefit for breast
cancer.
Tavernier made his orchestral debut with the
Tar River Philharmonic
Orchestra at the age of 13,
performing Tchaikovskys
Piano Concerto No. 1 on the
opening concert of the Orchestras Fall 2013 Season
at the Dunn Center for the
Performing Arts in Rocky
Mount, North Carolina. He
began his piano studies at
the age of 6, and now at 15
he has won several competitions, including the 2012
Appalachian Classical Music Associations Young
Artists Competition in
Johnson City, Tennessee,
and in 2014 the junior
division of the Charlotte
Symphonys
Concerto
Competition, and the Concerto Competition of the
Symphony Orchestra of
Augusta, Georgia. Additionally, he placed second
in the National Elizabeth
Harper Vaughn Concerto
Competition in Kingsport,
Tennessee.
Anthony is the other
musical prodigy of the
dynamic duo. Now 16,
the Fletcher, North Caro-

lina, native has been the


organist at Trinity United
Methodist Church in West
Asheville for two years.
This past March, Anthony
performed with the Carolina Youth Symphony at
Carnegie Hall in New York
City, playing the viola and
piano. And, in February,
he played a 30-minute recital at St. James Episcopal
Church in Hendersonville,
pieces by Leon Bollmann,
Felix Mendelssohn, Ralph
Vaughan Williams, and the
Johann Sebastian Bach/
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto
in A Minor on the churchs
famed Harrison and Harrison pipe organ.
For more information,
please call 828-707-2604.

EXHIBIT FEATURES
ART OF THE HOMELESS

In the past weeks, 100


people affected by homelessness in Spartanburg
received disposable cameras with one task: to tell
the stories.
Those stories are on
display in the exhibit
Through Our Eyes Spartanburg Through the Eyes
of the Homeless at the
Chapman Cultural Center
through July 29.
Jason Williamson, missions pastor at The Mill
in Moore, is spearheading
the effort to shine a light
on homelessness in Spartanburg. He and a group
of volunteers met people
in places where they were
bound to meet individuals
affected by homelessness:
shelters, soup kitchens
and the library.
Each participant becomes a photographer for
the week. Photographers
each receive a disposable

FujiFilm camera and a


project t-shirt, boldly stating PHOTOGRAPHER on
the back. The assignment
is simple: photograph
what your life looks like
where you go, what you
see, what you eat, who you
spend time with and return the camera at the end
of the week.
There is a satisfaction
that comes with creating
something. Each photographer will have the opportunity to share a piece
of their life with the community around them. This
is their chance to tell the
community what a life affected by homelessness
truly looks like through
their eyes, said Williamson. These photographers may be homeless,
but they do not have to
be hopeless, nameless or
voiceless.
The project grew out of
two of Williamsons passions: photography and
people. Williamson, who
earned an undergraduate
degree in art, has been a
photographer since high
school. As a pastor, his life
revolves loving people and
building relationships.
Ive used photography
as a way to meet people
and start conversations on
mission trips around the
world, said Williamson.
Why not use this same
tool to engage people in
my own community, too?
During the month-long
exhibit, the community
has the opportunity to
be a part of the project.
Those who attend will vote
on the top photos by placing money in the boxes
by each piece of art. At
the end of the month, the
work of art with the most
donations will be the overall winner.
Williamson said there
will be prizes provided
for the top three winners.
It will be all about meeting the winners needs,
he said. We realize those
affected by homelessness
dont all have the same
experience. One person
might need a pair of shoes.
Someone else might need
new clothes for a job interview. Another might
want a tent. We are going
to leave the final decisions
up to the winners.
Finally, the top 20 photos will be auctioned off
at the end of the exhibit.
Money from the auction
and the voting will be
given to organizations
in Spartanburg that help
those affected by homelessness.
The exhibit is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5
p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
For more information,
visit www.throughoureyesproject.com.

THE GREER CITIZEN B7

EVENT REMINDERS

Music by the Lake


Thursday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Magic Kingdom
Lakeside Concert Band
294-2086
www.furman.edu/music
The Marriage Go Round
July 22, 8 p.m.
July 23, 3 p.m.
Abbeville Opera House
366-2157
theabbevilleoperahouse.
com
Avenue Q
July 15, 16, 22, 23, 8 p.m.
July 24, 3 p .m.
Spartanburg Little Theatre
Chapman Center
585-2787
chapmanculturalcenter.org
Military Appreciation Month
Through July 31
Hollywild Animal Park
www.hollywild.org
Sisters of Swing:
The Andrews Sisters Musical
July 21-Aug. 13
Centre Stage
centrestage.org
233-6733
Gregg Allman
Wednesday, July 27
7:30 p.m.
Peace Center
467-3000
Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay!
Aug. 5-14
Greenville Little Theatre
greenvillelittletheatre.org
Sippin Safari
Sept. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Greenville Zoo

ONGOING EXHIBITS
June Donner
Through July 31
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The Greer Citizen

B8 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

TCC, A Wireless to donate 235,000 backpacks


Students in Duncan will
soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway
campaign.
A Wireless is partnering
with TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in
the United States, and its
Culture of Good to donate
235,000 backpacks full of
school supplies to children through the companys annual School Rocks
Backpack Giveaway.
Every year, TCC employees and communities
around the country look
forward to the backpack

giveaway,
said
Scott
Moorehead, CEO of TCC.
It brings our employees
immense joy to give back
to the young children in
their communities, and we
are proud to put so many
smiles on the faces of the
deserving families who
have made this annual
event such a success.
More than 1,300 participating TCC and A Wireless stores across the U.S.
are inviting local families
and their children to visit
TCCs Duncan location on
Saturday, July 30, between

noon and 3 p.m. to pick


up a backpack filled with
various school supplies,
including pencils, paper,
a pencil box, folders and
glue. One backpack per
child present will be given
away on a first-come, firstserved basis while supplies
last. The store is located at
2098 E. Main Street.
Each participating TCC
store will donate 250 backpacks and each A Wireless store will donate 125
backpacks. All leftover
backpacks will be donated
to local schools.

When given the opportunity, doing good is important, and taking such
opportunities to help, lift
up and encourage others
is a privilege, said Bryan
Bevin, president and CEO.
At A Wireless we dont
just want to be doers of
good, we want to inspire a
Culture of Good.
In 2015, the National Retail Federation predicted
the average person with
children in grades K-12
would spend $97.74 on
school supplies such as
notebooks, pencils and

backpacks. With more


than 16 million children in
the U.S. living in poverty,
TCC is working to alleviate
the rising costs of school
supplies through this annual program.
TCC makes ongoing
investments in the communities in which it does
business through its Culture of Good. In 2015, its
efforts included donating
$1 million to Riley Hospital for Children, providing
100,000 backpacks full of
school supplies to children, giving supply packs

to 5,000 teachers and


contributing $100,000 in
grants to organizations
focused on improving the
environment.
Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 360,000
backpacks filled with supplies.
Supporters of the School
Rocks Backpack Giveaway
are encouraged to use
hashtag #cultureofgood
on Instagram and Twitter
to help spread the word.
For more information,
visit tccrocks.com.

Botanical Gardens offers


youth apprenticeship

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Greenville County teachers Anne Wilson, Coral Hoesli, Jamie Campbell, Janelle Moore,
Deborah Blume, Teresa Knepp, Sherri Rock, Katie Lewis and Tammy Puskas (left to right)
were among 49 educators from across the state who recently learned how to incorporate
agricultural lessons into their classrooms.

SCHOOL
NEWS
GREENVILLE COUNTY
TEACHERS ATTEND
FARM BUREAU SEMINAR

Greenville County teachers Anne Wilson, Coral


Hoesli, Jamie Campbell,
Janelle Moore, Deborah
Blume, Teresa Knepp,
Sherri Rock, Katie Lewis,
and Tammy Puskas were
among 49 educators from
across the state who recently learned how to
incorporate
agricultural
lessons into their classrooms.
The South Carolina Farm
Bureau Federation (SCFB)
hosted its annual Ag in the
Classroom Summer Teacher Institute June 6-10 in
Anderson, where teachers
of grades pre-K through
eight in public and private schools learned how
to teach the importance
of family farmers and domestically produced food,
fiber, forestry products,
and fuel to their students.
It is so important that
students learn where their
food and resources come
from, Vonne Knight, SCFB
Director of Ag Literacy
said. Providing teachers
with not only the information and lesson plans they
need, but also the confidence to teach agriculture
makes it easy for them to
do just that.
In addition to instruction
about their learning and
teaching styles, Institute
participants also heard
from agriculture and education experts from Clemson Universitys College

Relations/Ag Careers Department, Department of


Animal and Veterinary Science, the SC Ag Statistics
Department,
Clemsons
apiculture specialist, and
the SC Department of Agriculture. Participants also
experienced two days of
farm tours in the upstate,
including Major Farm,
Berry Acres, Greenbrier
Farms, Kings Sunset Nursery, Setzler Farms, and
Satterwhite Farm.
Ag in the Classroom
Institute
participants
received lesson plans
aligned to the state curriculum standards to use in
their own classroom this
fall. They also left with
resources they can use to
teach students about agriculture and the benefits
farmers add to the economy, the environment and
the community.
Participants
received
three hours of graduate
credit for recertification
from Winthrop University,
courtesy of SCFBs Ag in
the Classroom Fund.

BUSINESS COLLECTING
SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Edward Jones will be collecting school supplies at


its Locust Hill Road office
during normal business
hours through Aug. 5.
The supplies, accepted
during normal business
hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m. daily, will be donated
to Chandler Creek Elementary.
Glue sticks, crayons,
composition notebooks,
copy paper, dry erase
markers, and #2 pencils
are
among
requested
items. Checks and cash
are not accepted.
The office is located at
1605 Locust Hill Road in
Greer.

GREENVILLE COUNTY
SCHOOLS HIRING TEACHERS

Greenville
County
Schools
continues
to
search for certified teachers in the area(s) of Special Ed, Science, Secondary
Math, ESOL, as well as other certified teaching areas.
Visit
the Employment
tab on the district website
to learn more about the
application process and
teaching vacancies available.
Questions can be directed to Debra Cucchiara,
Professional Employment
Recruiter/Staffing Specialist at 355-3161 or dcucchia@greenville.k12.sc.us.

HIGHER EDUCATION
SHERMAN COLLEGE TO
HOST SHOWCASE IN JULY

Registration is open for


future doctors of chiropractic to visit the Sherman College of Chiropractic campus for Showcase
Sherman July 22-23.
Showcase
Sherman
Weekend is a two-day event
for prospective students
and college advisors. Visitors will tour Shermans
campus, including the
on-campus Chiropractic
Health Center. They will
talk with current students
about the curriculum and
learn about the academic
program, campus community, financial aid and
housing options.
Showcase events are
available once a quarter.
The college also hosts personalized tours and visits
to campus each week.
For more information,
call Emily Wood at 5788770, ext. 271, email
ewood@sherman.edu or
visit
http://www.sherman.edu/showcase/.

Registration for Fall


classes underway!
Apply now for the best course offerings!
Visit www.gvltec.edu/get_there for more information.

Apprenticeship
Carolina, an integral part of the
SC Technical College System, announced Tuesday
that the South Carolina
Botanical Gardens established a registered youth
apprenticeship program
for landscape technicians.
This represents South
Carolinas first youth apprenticeship program in
horticulture.
The South Carolina Botanical Garden is thrilled
to have registered its
youth apprenticeship program, which will create
a pipeline of talent going
forward, said Patrick McMillan, South Carolina Botanical Gardens director.
A youth apprenticeship
program further allows
the garden to generate interest in horticulture as a
viable career pathway.
Apprenticeship Carolina
is the U.S. Department of

Labors official liaison for


registering all apprenticeship programs - both adult
and youth - in South Carolina. Since its inception in
2007, Apprenticeship Carolina has played a key role
in growing apprenticeship
participation across the
state. The number of participating
organizations
has increased from 90
to just over 790, and the
number of apprentices has
grown from 777 to almost
16,000. Youth apprenticeship programs have also
increased. Currently, 27
counties have a registered
youth apprenticeship program and there are nearly 113 youth programs
across the state.
The youth apprenticeship program at the South
Carolina Botanical Garden
will be one-year in length
and combine on-the-job
learning with job-related

education. Students will


take classes through the
local high schools and
CATE horticulture programs. Job fairs will be
held this fall to recruit interested students.
An apprenticeship is a
time-tested method of employee development that
combines supervised onthe-job learning and jobrelated education. A program registered with the
U.S. Department of Labor
(USDOL) shows an employers visible commitment to
developing a high-quality
workforce that meets nationally recognized training standards. Registered
apprenticeship programs
also enable employees to
receive incremental wage
increases as they demonstrate new competencies
throughout the training
program.

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