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SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 103 NO. 46 75 CENTS

Local voters
decide races
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

For Sylvia
Members of the Greer community donated toys at The Clock restaurant Sunday afternoon during the annual Syl Syl
Christmas Toy Drive, held in memory of Sylvia Holtzclaw. The proceeds will go to Country Santa and Cops for Tots.

CHRISTMASTIME IN GREER
BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER
Its beginning to look
a lot like Christmas in
Greer.
At the Nov. 8 City Council meeting, Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers
explained the reason for
the traditional, early start.
It takes us about four
weeks to decorate the city,
and we allow ourselves an
additional week in case
of inclement weather so
thats the reason that we
have started the installation of our Christmas decorations, Driggers said.
Staff workers from both
the public services department and the recreation
department are putting
up Christmas decorations
along Wade Hampton Boulevard and working their
way downtown, Driggers
said.
We dont bring in any
part-time labor. We dont
bring in contract labor.
We dont do overtime.
Were able to schedule and
sort that into our normal
work force. We think its
the most effective and ef-

ficient way to do that, he


said.
Breakfast with Santa
tickets went on sale last
week, selling out in just
one hour. The city sold
600 tickets to the event.
It is great that we have
such demand for that
program, Driggers said.
Weve expanded that
program over the last several years, but we want
to make sure were maintaining the quality of that
program. We want that
to be a wonderful experience for the children and
the families who come and
participate in that, and doing those three sessions
at full capacity on that
Saturday morning is really
the resource that we have
available to us.
We are always regretful
that there are members of
our community that would
like to get those tickets
and that they were unable
to do that, but we open it
to the entire community at
the same time, Driggers
continued. We do limit
the number of tickets that
people can obtain to the
event. It is just extremely

Donald Trump secured


the United States Presidency, scoring 290 electoral
votes to Hillary Clintons
232. Trump also won in
Greenville County, where
he
garnered
127,832
votes to Hillary Clintons
74,483.
Gary Johnson secured
the most third-party presidential votes in the county
with 6,511.
South Carolina congressman Tim Scott received 67
percent of the vote to retain his seat in the United
States Senate. Rep. Trey
Gowdy will also be staying in Washington, winning with 66 percent of
the vote.

OTHER RESULTS

STATE SENATE

District 5
Tom Corbin (R)
District 6
William Timmons (REP)
District 8
Ross Turner (R)

PHOTO | COLIN DEMAREST

Donald J. Trump is now


President-Elect.
District 12
Scott Talley (R)

SC HOUSE

District 17
Mike Burns (R)
District 18
Tommy Stringer (R)
District 20
Dan Hamilton (R)
District 21
Phyllis Henderson (R)
District 35
Bill Chumley (R)
District 36
Rita Allison (R)
SEE ELECTION | A7

No proposals for
Allen Bennett site
BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The City of Greer has


not received any proposals for development at the
site of the old Allen Bennett hospital, located 313
Memorial Drive.
Officials said they would
begin accepting proposals
on the 9.74-acre property
in July, but when the deadline was reached, none had
been received.
The sale of that property remains an econom-

ic development project
overseen by (Greer Development
Corporation
Executive Director) Reno
Deaton, said Steve Owens, City Communications
Manager. When the property sells, documents will
be made public following
closing.
Currently, the property
is zoned C-3 (Highway
Commercial), and deed restrictions include certain
prohibited uses which are
mostly medical in nature.
SEE SITE | A3

City workers put up the Greer Christmas tree Monday


afternoon in City Park, marking the official start of the
holiday season.

Split decision in
favor of liquor
CBL plans leadership change stores in C-2
popular, and we are fortunate for that.
Breakfast with Santa is to
take place on Dec. 3 while

BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Citizens Building and
Loan (CBL) President and
CEO J. Thomas Johnson,
will retire at the end of
2016, the bank announced
this week.
According to CBL Board
Chairman Ralph Johnson,
Johnson will be replaced
by current Executive Vice
President Jennifer Jones.
Johnson will continue
to work with CBL as a
consultant to its officers,
employees and board of
directors.
It has been my privilege
to have served the Greer
community and to grow
the financial strength of
this century old mutual
institution in its mission
of service to its members,
he said.
Since assuming the role
in 2009, Johnson has also
served on the board of

INDEX
CLASSIFIEDS
COMMUNITY NEWS
CRIME
ENTERTAINMENT/ SCHOOLS
OBITUARIES
OPINION
SPORTS
WEATHER

|
B4
A2
A7
B6
A5
A4
B1-3
A5

Jennifer Jones

J. Thomas Johnson

directors of the Federal


Home Loan Bank Atlanta
as well as Lexington-based
First Community Corporation. Johnson has served
on a host of national, regional and community
boards
and
currently
chairs the board of the Palmetto State Growth Fund.
He is a 2007 recipient of
the Order of the Palmetto.
During his years with
us, Tommys many contributions to the bank have
been invaluable, said

Ralph Johnson. He leaves


us in an excellent position
going forward. That being
said, I cant think of a better, more qualified person
to follow him than Jennifer Jones.
Jones joined CBL in 2000
and has been promoted
to positions of increasing
responsibility during her
tenure. Her current role
includes supervising the
banks team of loan officers and administrative
professionals; researching

DEATHS

Mary Magdeline Sweezy


Bates, 87
Grady Blackwell, 79
William G. (Sonny)
Boroughs, 80
Frances Carol Danis, 82
Martha Mot Jane
Campbell Hill, 78
Scott E. Holtzclaw, 66

the Greer tree lighting is to


occur the night before on
Dec. 2 and the annual parade is coming Dec. 4.

and implementing new


products, procedures and
regulations; assisting with
daily bank operations; and
acting as liaison with the
board of directors.
I am excited and grateful for the opportunity
that has been given to
me, said Jones. I am
completely committed to
the ongoing success of
CBL and the Greater Greer
community, and I will continue drawing on the experience Ive gained in both
places to work for their
mutual benefit.
A graduate of Presbyterian College and banking
schools in South Carolina
and Colorado, Jones was
named Outstanding Young
Banker for 2016 by the
South Carolina Bankers
Association. A native of
Greer, she is a community
volunteer, active in her
local school, church and
other civic organizations.

LIVING HERE
HONORED

Community holds
ceremony
for veterans

B5

BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER

In a 5-2 vote, Greer City


Council approved the first
reading of an ordinance
amending the zoning code
to allow liquor stores in C2 zoning by special exception.
Council members Kimberly Bookert and Judy
Albert voted against the
amendment while, Mayor
Rick Danner and council
members Wryley Bettis,
Lee Dumas, Wayne Griffin and Jay Arrowood approved the motion.
I dont like it that close
to the high school, and
middle school students
are always walking up that
way, Albert said of the request by Lowes Food.
Glenn Pace, Planning
& Zoning Coordinator,
presented the request to
council.
Currently, the only
zoning classification that

I dont like it that

close to the high


school, and middle
school students are
always walking up
that way.

Judy Albert

Greer city council member

we do allow these types


of operations is C-3 commercial, which is primarily
Wade Hampton Boulevard
and some other main corridors here in town, Pace
said.
But with this request,
we also placed some other
special restrictions that
would go with this type of
facility because we normally had always in the past
SEE DECISION | A5

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COMMUNITY

A2 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

COMMUNITY
NEWS
OPERATION CHRISTMAS
CHILD COLLECTION WEEK

Through
colorfully
wrapped, gift-filled shoeboxes, children in need in
more than 100 countries
can experience hope this
year. Pack a shoebox with
toys, hygiene items, school
supplies and notes of encouragement, and anyone
can make a tangible difference in the life of a child
overseas.
Drop-off locations for
Operation Christmas Child
are open Nov. 14 - 21. In
Greer, Joshuas Way Inc.,
located at 1001 W Poinsett
Street, is open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to noon on
Saturday and 1-3 p.m. on
Sunday.
To find other drop-off
locations, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

12TH ANNUAL MERLE


STATE HUNGER WALK

Daily Bread Ministries


The Greer Soup Kitchen
and Greer STEPwill raise
awareness of the challenges hunger presents in the
Greer community with its
annual Merle State Hunger
Walk.
The event will be held
Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at the
parking lot of McLeskyTodd Pharmacy at 109 N.
Main St. in Greer. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
The short, one-mile walk
will take place from Main
Street to Poinsett Street,
passing by the Greer Family Shelter and ending at
the Greer Soup Kitchen.
T-shirts will be available,
and it is a dog-friendly
event.

CHURCH
NEWS
BETHEL UNITED
METHODIST FISH FRY

Bethel United Methodist


Church, located at 105 E.
Arlington Ave in Greer is
hosting a fish fry on Satur-

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Benefit bazaar
Blue Ridge Baptist Church hosted its annual craft bazaar and barbecue over the weekend.
Pictured is Mirian Biege (left), with her granddaughter, Phoenix Biege.

GREER FARMERS MARKET


TO SELL CHRISTMAS TREES

The Greer Farmers Market will be selling Christmas trees from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.
26.
Trees will be available
until 7 p.m. or until trees
run out.

pete will be vying for titles


such as The Lumberjack,
the Studly Beard, Softest
Beard, Business Beard, The
Peach Beard, The Gandalf
and the Dapper Stache.
For more information, call
655-7722. The business is
located on Trade Street in
downtown.

CAMEROON LOUNGE TO
HOST HEALTH AWARENESS

COMMUNITY COPS
AND COATS

Cameroon Cigar Lounge


in Downtown Greer will be
hosting its annual beard
and mustache competition
on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7
p.m. The event will raise
money for mens health
issues and will donate
money to Greenville Cancer Centers.
Tickets are $15 and include admission, a complementary beverage and a
free cigar or pipe tobacco.
Those who choose to com-

Join the Greenville County Sheriffs Office to help


spread a little warmth this
winter. Start your Thanksgiving season off early by
purchasing a new winter
coat for those in need. Buy
one for a child or an adult
and help keep them warm
this winter.
Donations are accepted
from Nov. 1-20 at the Salvation Army, 417 Rutherford Street, Greenville, or
the Law Enforcement Cen-

day, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.2 p.m. Food served will


include: fish, ribs, baked
beans and coleslaw.
For more information
or to preorder, call 8792066.

ers on Sunday, Nov. 20 at


11 a.m., followed by a luncheon at noon.
The event will also feature inflatables for children and a police car on
display.
The church is located at
499 Hwy 912 in Travelers
Rest.
For more information,
call 895-8224.

SERVICE FOR MILITARY,


FIRST RESPONDERS

Mount Pleasant Baptist


Church will host a special
service for first respond-

ter, 4 McGee Street, Greenville.

PARADE FOR DUNCAN,


LYMAN, WELLFORD

The Christmas Parade


will be held on Saturday,
Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. with line
up starting at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Methodist Church
on Main Street, Wellford.
Line-up will be in the order of arrival. The parade
route will start on Main
Street and turn right on
Carver Street and end at
the National Guard Armory.
Anyone wishing to participate may call Wellford
City Hall at 439-4875.

This years theme is A


Vintage Christmas. Residents are encouraged to
decorate entries to reflect
their vision during the holiday season.
The Greer Christmas Parade route is 1.1 miles, beginning at Poinsett Street
and Memorial Drive and
ending at N. Main Street
and Cunningham Drive.
The proceeds benefit
Greer Relief, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the Greater
Greer area.
Prices are as follows: $50
for a Non-Commercial/
Organization/Non-Profit
registration, $100 for a
Commercial/Business registration, $625 to rent a
float from Greer Relief and
$700 to rent a float from
Greer Relief with sound.
Fill out the form completely and either mail to
Greer Relief, PO Box 1303,
Greer SC 29652 or hand
deliver to Greer Relief
at 202 Victoria Street in
downtown Greer or email
registration to events@
greerrelief.org
pay
through PayPal.
All entries must be received or postmarked by
the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.
Entries received/post-

marked after this date will


be assessed the late entry
fee of $50.
Two awards will be given this year: Best Float and
Best Walking Entry.
Sponsorship are also
needed. There are several
levels of sponsorship that
can fit into any business
financial plan, including
$100 Red Sponsor with a
18x24 sign on the Greer
Relief float, $200 Silver
Sponsor with a 36x48 sign
on the Greer Relief float,
$250 Judging Sponsor
with signage at the Judging Tent, $500 Band Pool
Sponsor and a portion of
the funds are given to participating marching bands
as a travel stipend and includes a banner which will
lead each band. Blue Ridge
and Greer High School
bands are scheduled; additional bands are possible.
A $750 Gold Sponsor
receives signage posted
at the beginning, middle
or end of the route, and
a $2000 Santa Sponsor
receives presence in the
parade on and around the
Santa float.
For more information,
email at events@greerrelief.org or call 848-5356.

GREER PARADE SEEKING


ENTRIES, SPONSORS

This years parade is


Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30
p.m. with parade line-up
starting at 1:15 p.m.

GOLDEN HEARTS
SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER

The senior adults of


Apalache Baptist Church
have scheduled a shopping trip Nov. 15 to Hamricks in Gaffney.
The group plans to leave
the church at 8:30 a.m.
They will have lunch at
Arbys in Lyman.

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news

wednesday, november 16, 2016

letter to the editor

Through the eyes


of Greer CPW veterans
Having served as a former TV reporter for eight
years, there were many
stories we covered involving the military -- deployments, homecomings, injuries and a soldier killed
in action. All bring back
mixed emotions for myself and those directly involved. Those emotions
Im sure can be felt all
around the world today as
we honor Americans who
have sacrificed their lives
for our country.
While some CPW employees do not talk about
it much, we have a handful of staff who are military veterans and deserve
the utmost recognition. I
spoke to a few who shared
just a brief glimpse into
their military career and
what Veterans Day means
to them.
Interim wastewater treatment plant manager Don
Milner, who has been with
CPW since 2012, says serving in the U.S Air Force was
something he felt called to
do in 1968. Milner served
four years and believes
the military gave him an
opportunity to see the
world. He says because of
those experiences he has a
better appreciation of the
United States and how we
live. Milner adds he appreciates the positive recognition given to veterans,
and it wasnt always the
case, especially when he

served in the 60s. Milners


son has served as a naval
officer for the past 17
years and one day hopes
his grandson will follow
the military tradition.

Please take time


today to shake a
veterans hand, tell
them thank you or
listen to war stories
that shaped our
country.
Gas department and
measurement
employee
Dewitt
Anderson
has
worked at CPW for 25 years
and says his 3-year stint
with the Marine Corps in
1976 shaped who he is today. Anderson originally
took his recruit test at 16
years old but had to wait
until 17 until he could
start his military journey.
Anderson says he learned
discipline in the military
and was able to turn his
life around after a few bad
decisions growing up. Anderson has four children
and 10 grandchildren who
he preaches to daily about
making good decisions
and his choice to join the
Marines. Anderson credits a good wife of 32 years,

Addie, for keeping him


grounded and is thankful
he had the chance to serve
his country.
Water and sewer distribution manager Ronnie
Turner says his 14-year
military career left him
with leadership traits and
confidence he carries with
him even at CPW. Turner
served more than a decade
with the SC Army National
Guard. His last rank was
Chief of Firing Battery and
he says serving was an
honor and something he
was proud to do. Turner
adds the military offered
him educational opportunities that he otherwise
wouldnt have gotten due
to money constraints.
As the days grow shorter and nights get colder,
we anticipate all things
that come with the changing seasons, particularly
the holiday season. But
November 11th, originally
called Armistice Day, is a
day that shouldnt be overlooked. Please take time
today to shake a veterans
hand, tell them thank you
or listen to war stories
that shaped our country.
Veterans, today we salute
you and appreciate your
selfless acts of service so
we can enjoy the freedoms
we have today.
Alison Rauch
Greer CPW

Site: Still waiting to be sold by city


from page one

A for-profit restriction
is to be placed by the city
on the deed at the time of
the transfer of property,
Ed Driggers, city administrator, previously stated.
This is to ensure that

the property is tax-producing property, Driggers said in July. If in the


future there is a request
to remove that restriction
then that must be done
by the City Council at the
time of the request.
With the property, the

city is seeking to create


new jobs for the community and would prefer retail,
office and/or Hospitality
uses for the site, valued in
excess of $2 million.
kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

the greer citizen a3

Greer Relief changes


Christmas assistance
Renames
Christmas
Morning
Shoppe
By Kaelyn Pfenning
Staff Writer
Greer Relief is updating
its annual Christmas assistance program, renaming
the program the Christmas Morning Shoppe.
Though the name has
changed, the goal remains
the same: to provide neighbors in need with Christmas gifts under the tree,
according to the Greer Relief newsletter.
As in years past, each
family served through the
Christmas Morning Shoppe
will be a family that has
received assistance from
Greer Relief or Greer Community Ministries within
the past year.
However, instead of
providing gifts based on
a wish list that comes
packaged and ready to go,
Greer Relief is giving parents or guardians the ability to shop for their own
children.
In the past, sponsors
have been given the wish
lists of specific children
and families.
This year, Greer Relief
will be providing general
lists of popular toys and
needed items for children.
While the gifts will still
be going to children and
families in need, Greer Relief is asking donors and
community
supporters
provide gifts to the program as a whole, not to
individual families.
There are many ways
a corporation, church,
school, club, family or individual can help Greer

Relief spread Christmas


Cheer to neighbors in need
this holiday season.
Here are a few opportunities available:
-Purchase toys or host a
toy drive. Greer Relief can
provide a wish list.
-Make a monetary donation to the Christmas
Morning Shoppe. Greer
Relief can purchase needed items.
-Donate gift-wrapping
supplies. The Shoppe will
have a gift-wrapping station.

-Volunteer. Be an elf in
the Christmas Morning
Shoppe. Volunteers are
needed for each parent or
guardian shopper.
Greer Relief is able to
provide Christmas assistance through the continued support of neighbors.
For more information
about the changes or about
how to help, call or email
Sheena Greene at sheena.
greene@greerrelief.org or
334-3492.
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The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Running away

very four years in this country, precisely after midnight on November


9, the Canadian immigration website
crashes.
As it did this year.
The top google searches revealed last
Wednesday, when the winning candidate was declared, were The end of
the world and How to emigrate to
Canada. If the world is going to end,
it seems that Canada would be a part
of that, but Americans desperate to
flee their country, desperate not to live
among people who were so stupid, they
voted for (fill in the blank) are busily
typing away, figuring out how they can
make new lives in a new country that
seems rational.
Now, I get when liberals do this, but it
made absolutely no sense to me, whatsoever, with Obamas re-election. Leaving
a then progressively run America to
embrace a country with thriving universal healthcare and extremely strict gun
regulation seemed like a really bad hook
up on Tinder.
And, yall, Canada is cold. Ive had
the great pleasure of working in that
country several times. I found Toronto,
glorious Montreal, eco-friendly Vancou-

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
ver and yeehaw Calgary all clean, attractive, friendly areas. The restaurants were
terrific, the countryside gorgeous, the
people very well informed, both politically and topically.
But its too darn cold.
So this time, your Aunty Pam thought
shed do some international real estate scouting for you because, really,
whats more fun than playing real life
House Hunters with complete strangers money? And to make it particularly
palatable, when I went to on-line real
estate sites, I plugged in a maximum of
$100,000 to spend. Now, keep in mind
youve got to have documented health
insurance and savings. None of these
countries want you draining their healthcare and pension system.
How about Italy? I started there
because its my favorite, and is there
any place more romantic than Tuscany?

The place is lousy with choices, all


under 100k, with multiple photographs
showing sweeping views of olive groves,
mountains, lakes, and the most charming villages. Listen to this one: Fully-furnished, RENOVATED APARTMENT in ANCIENT Tuscan stone-built FARMHOUSE.
The apartment is full of character with
EXPOSED wooden BEAMS, TERRACOTTO
floor and ceiling tiles, exposed stone
work on the walls and wooden doors
and window frames.Private COURTYARD. They added all the capital letters, yelling how oozingly picturesque it
is and its on the market for $94,000. All
this and a mediterranean climate!
And Spain is as cheap as chips, too,
but they still embrace bull fighting and
other awful things to animals, so while
you can get a ridiculously inexpensive
villa or flat within walking distance to a
beach, were not going to consider them,
either.
My niece and her husband returned
recently from a trip to Croatia and
absolutely raved about it. Wonderful
people, several places near the beach
from which to choose and cheap, cheap,
cheap. Nearly as cheap as Bulgaria
which, seriously, you can buy a turn key

property for the price of a 6 year old


Accord. And then there is spectacular
Budapest or Prague, all full of young,
successful entrepreneurs, making a
name and a bank account for themselves. But it gets pretty cold there, too.
Great coffee, though.
And you know something, no matter
where you live, theres always going to
be people and things that drive you nuts.
I mean, I adore Italy and I would love
to have a little bolt hole there, one day,
but Im nearly 62 and their towels are
the size of handkerchiefs and I look like
a preying mantis trying to fold up into
one of their Fiats. Plus, they drive like
maniacs. I was yelled at for stopping at
a red light, which is, evidently, more of a
suggestion than an order. So I think that
might get to me after awhile. And I think
Id miss my mountains, farms, and when
the cider mills open in September, not
to mention Folly Beach and my beloved
Lake Lure.
Wouldnt you?
Running away is a fantasy and everyone dreams about it at least once in their
life. I get that. But staying where you are
and falling in love with it all over again?
Thats even better.

THE UPPER ROOM

KAELYNS
KORNER

Like a child

KAELYN PFENNING
Staff reporter

Read Luke 21:1-4

Honor

esus called a child, whom


he put among them, and
said, Truly I tell you, unless you change and become
like children, you will never
enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:2-3 (NRSV)

Recently my son David realized that we would no longer


have a place to live because
our landlord had asked us to
move out immediately. With
a serious expression, David
came to me and said, Daddy,
I have a piggy bank, and there
is a lot of change there. I will
give everything to you. You
can rent a new apartment,
and we can live there. I
thanked him and embraced
him, but I told him that his
money was not enough; we
needed much more. David
responded, I will find more.
I will look where my toys are.
Somewhere there will be more
coins, and I will give all of
them to you. I embraced him
and wept.
When Jesus calls us to be
like children, he has precisely
such qualities in mind: a
sincere faith, sacrifice without
the slightest greed, and unselfish love. After all, even if I
scold my son, he still stretches out a hand to me and runs
to embrace me, looking for
forgiveness and love. This is
an example for us to follow as
children of a heavenly Father.
I think this is what Jesus was
teaching through his story
about the widows gift to the
Temple. Such sacrificial giving is the means by which the
church is built and sustained.

EDITORIAL

Observations from the


election and pressing on
Imagine you woke up from a two-year sleep
last Wednesday. How lost would you be? What
would your first conversation be like?
What year is it?
2016.
Whos the president?
Donald Trump.
**pause for laughter and disbelief**
Wait, the guy from that Apprentice show?
The billionaire? The guy from Home Alone 2?
Yep.
OK then, well who won the World Series?
The Cubs.
NOW I KNOW YOURE MESSING WITH ME!
These are strange times were living in, but,
having a week to ponder the election, here are a
few observations:

Thought For The Day: God


is amazingly generous to the
generous.
Prayer: Dear God, our
Father, help us to realize that
everything we have in this
life comes from you. Help us
to be sacrificial as we give to
your church and to those in
need. Amen.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

1. The media has some soul searching to do

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Those in the media lamenting Donald Trumps


election (and believe me, there are a lot of them),
you have only yourselves to blame. Trump has
been THE headline for the past two years on every news outlet. Beyond that, however, the media has to find a new way to cover events going
forward. Not a single national outlet was tapped
into how Americans were actually feeling about
this election, causing what seemed like a huge
upset. The media only spent time slamming
Trump and reporting its own polls. They had
no clue how people were actually going to vote.
They just assumed it would be for Hillary. The
real story was about a frustrated electorate that
was craving change and solutions to real problems. The media missed that story.
2. Its not the end of the world
Regardless of who is telling you the sky is falling, its really not. In fact, with control of congress and the White House, republicans have an
opportunity to get a lot done over the next four
years. Things like tax reform, health care reform
and immigration reform are now possible. The

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national media would have you believe doomsday is upon us, but if Trump can hire the right
people and lay aside some of his more outrageous agenda items, we could see real change.
3. Not everybody that voted for Trump is a
racist
Somewhere along the way, it was determined
that Donald Trump is a racist. So, by association, his supporters have also been labeled racists. This is a problem because it is not the
case. It is the case in some situations, but it is
also possible to be a Trump voter and still love
people around you. On both sides of the aisle,
we have to stop making large generalizations
about groups of people.
4. We are not a unified nation
A lot of people did not vote for Trump. In fact,
it was so many people that he lost the popular
vote. About half the country voted for Hillary
and millions more voted third party or did not
vote at all. After elections like this, the popular
rhetoric is we must come together. That seems
more difficult now than it ever has been.
So what do we do?
Thats an easier question to ask than to answer. There are no easy solutions. Even a week
later, people are still in the streets protesting
the election of Donald Trump. A media that did
not support this candidate will continue to find
ways to oppose himthus increasing the divide
along party lines.
What we can do is give this a chance. Give democracy a chance to work itself out. The people
have elected a president based on a certain set
of ideas. Lets see if those ideas work. If they
dont work, there will be another one of these
elections in four years.
Donald Trump is the president. We have to
accept that.

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umility comes before


honor.
On Veterans Day last
Friday, people around the
country showed honor to
those who have served in wars
fought by our nation.
These men and women
shared something in common:
humility.
Their blood was on the line.
Whether they understood the
full weight of their actions or
not, they entered into conflict
for a cause outside of their
own individual lives.
We can learn a lot from their
examples.
One of the best definitions I
have heard for humility is not
thinking less of yourself but
thinking of yourself less.
In other words, we do not
need to put down ourselves
but rather lift up others.
Recently, I have seen the
saying, we are free because of
the brave, but this catchphrase
does not say the same thing as
our national anthem.
America is the land of the
free and the home of the brave.
Each one of us has something
to give. Together, we can lay
aside our personal preferences
and consider each other.
We are humancreated in
the image of God and fallen.
Therefore, every individual
regardless of race, religion or
anything elseis valuable yet
sinful, precious yet imperfect
and priceless yet incomplete.
We need Jesus, who gave His
life so that we may live eternally with Him.
John 10:7-11 says, So Jesus
again said to them, Truly,
truly, I say to you, I am the
door of the sheep. All who
came before me are thieves
and robbers, but the sheep
did not listen to them. I am
the door. If anyone enters
by me, he will be saved and
will go in and out and find
pasture. The thief comes only
to steal and kill and destroy. I
came that they may have life
and have it abundantly. I am
the good shepherd. The good
shepherd lays down his life
for the sheep.
Jesus gave us the perfect
example of how to love one
another.
Mark 10:44-45 says, and
whoever would be first
among you must be slave of
all. For even the Son of Man
came not to be served but to
serve, and to give his life as a
ransom for many.
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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

William Sonny Boroughs


Veteran

Mary Sweezy Bates


Mary Magdeline Sweezy
Bates, 87, awoke in the
arms of her Lord and
Savior on November 12,
2016. She always loved
a beautiful sunrise. Mary
always said that no work
of art could compare to
the handiwork of God. Although she loved her family and friends, she longed
to go to her Heavenly Home
and was reunited with her
beloved, husband, John, in
addition to other family
members.
Born in Greenwood,
Mary was the daughter
of the late James Edward
Sweezy and Sallie Hoxit
Sweezy. She was a beloved
mother, Mimi, sister, aunt,
and friend. She had a wonderful sense of humor and
loved of her family dearly.
Mary was a charter member of Praise Cathedral.
She is survived by her
daughter, Susan Bates Hill;
her son-in-law, James Hill,
whom she loved as a son;
her grandchildren, Claire
Bates Hill, Jason Dietrich
(Bates), Margaret Lipphard
(Bates) Shawn Bates, Will
Bates, Anthony Bates, Alicia Bates, Anthony Bates;
and her three beloved sisters, Regena Short, Katherine Lundstrom, and Erin
Mauldin; and nieces and
nephews.
Mary was predeceased
by her son, Kenny Bates.
Funeral Services will be
held 2 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016 at The
Wood Mortuary, conducted by Rev. Bob McCuen.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
Honorary escort will be
the Senior Adults at Praise
Cathedral.
Visitation will be held
from 1-1:45 p.m. Monday
at the mortuary prior to
the service.
The family is at the
home of her daughter
and son-in-law, Susan and
James Hill.
The family wishes to
thank the wonderful caregivers and staff at Home
Helpers, Greer.
Memorials may be made
to Greer Community Ministries, PO Box 1373, Greer,
SC 29652.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

William G. (Sonny) Boroughs, 80, passed away on


November 13, 2016 after a
long battle with cancer.
Mr. Boroughs
was born in
Barhamsville,
Virginia to the
late David and Margaret
Zawodny Boroughs. He
was married to Delores H.
Boroughs, he served in the
U.S. Air Force and retired
from Winn Dixie. Sonny
was a faithful member of
Fairview Baptist Church
and was known for the
Sonnys B.B.Q. at Big Thursday and the vegetables he
shared.
Sonny is survived by
daughters, Tracy Boroughs
and Alison Gosnell (Theo);
two grandchildren, Kelsey
and Brian Gosnell; four
brothers, David Boroughs,
Robert Boroughs, James
Boroughs and Elwood Boroughs and three sisters,
Laura Croswell, Elizabeth
Violet and Rose Lipscomb.
Mr. Boroughs was predeceased by one sister, Margaret.
Funeral services will be
held 2 p.m. Wednesday,
November 16, 2016 at
Fairview Baptist Church
conducted by Dr. Wilson
Nelson. Burial will follow
in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matthew
Waters,
Charles
Farmer, Lance Hightower,
Mike Barnes, Tony Waters
and Charles Boswell.
Honorary escort will be
the deacons and greeters of Fairview Baptist
Church.
Visitation will be held 68 p.m. Tuesday, November
15, 2016 at Fairview Baptist Church.
The family is at the home
of a daughter and son-inlaw, Alison and Theo Gosnell. (next door)
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, 1300 Locust Hill
Road, Greer, SC 29651.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Frances Carol Danis


Frances Carol Danis,
82, wife of Herve Albert
Danis, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at Spring
Lake Rehabilitation Center
in Winter Haven, Florida.
Born
in
Greenville,
daughter of Frank A. Jones
and Lucille M Jones, she
loved bingo and playing
cards with friends. She
was a Military Spouse and
later worked in the Accounting and Inventory
fields.
In addition to her husband, she was survived by
one son, Henry A Danis
and his wife Patricia Elaine
Danis of Lyman.
She was preceded in
death by her four sisters
and one brother.
Graveside services will
be held at a later date in
Boiling Springs.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
Air Force Aid Society.

Martha Mot C. Hill


Grady Melvin Blackwell
Grady Melvin Blackwell,
79, widower of Lula Mae
Terry Blackwell, passed
away November 14, 2016.
A native of Greer, he
was a son of the late Casie
Banks Blackwell and Alma
Pearl Caldwell Blackwell, a
member of the Bailey Masonic Lodge #146 and the
Mid City Shrine Club, and
a member of Resurrection
Church of Greer.
Surviving are one daughter, Sharon B. Carter of
Greer; four sons, Melvin J.
Blackwell, David B. Blackwell, Cassie E. Blackwell
and Bryan J. Blackwell all
of Greer; one sister, Linda
Lance of Duncan; eight
grandchildren and 16
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
held 11 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Resurrection Church of Greer,
conducted by Rev. Ernest
A. Barr. Burial will follow
in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be held
6 until 8 p.m. Thursday,
November 17, 2016 at The
Wood Mortuary.
The family is at the
home.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Martha
Mot
Jane
Campbell Hill, 78, passed
away on November 11,
2016 at The Cottages at
Brushy Creek.
A native of Greer, daughter of the late George H.
and Earline M. Blanton
Campbell, she was a homemaker and a member of
Apalache Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Paul Dean Hill of
the home; one son, Joel

Hill (Debbie) of Moore;


one daughter, Kimberly
Hill McAbee (Steve); one
brother, Talmadge Campbell (Loretta) of Greer;
two grandchildren, Hillary
McAbee Hutcheson and
Holden B. McAbee and one
great-grandchild, Chandler
B. Hutcheson.
Mrs. Hill was predeceased by two brothers,
Arnold Campbell and
Dewey Campbell one sister, Sarah C. Bentley.
Graveside services will
be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016 at
Mountain View Cemetery
conducted by Rev. Eddie Cooper and Rev. Paul
White.
The family is at the home
of the daughter, Kimberly
McAbee.
Memorials may be made
to Apalache Baptist Church
Building Fund, 1915 Gap
Creek Baptist Church,
Greer, S.C. 29651.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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the 50s and 60s with sunshine Sunday.
After a week that has seen highs in the 70s
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Scott E. Holtzclaw
Scott E. Holtzclaw, 66,
died November 11, 2016
at his home.
A native of Statesville, N.C., son of the late
Clyde and Patricia Borden Holtzclaw, he was a
Real Estate broker associate and of the Baptist
faith. Scott was a loving
husband and father, he
was very dedicated to his
work. Mr. Holtzclaw was
passionate for his fellow
man, he had a kind heart
and always saw the best
in people. He was an avid
Gamecock fan and he will
be dearly missed, gone but
never forgotten.
Surviving are his wife,
Monika Dressler Wells of
the home; two sons, Sven
H. Wells and wife, Jessica
of Wilmington, N.C. and
Markus Wells of Greer;
one cousin, Ward Borden
of Bluffton and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will
be held 2 p.m. Saturday,
November 19, 2016 at The
Wood Mortuary conducted
by Tim Keagy.
Visitation will be held
12:30-1:45 p.m. Saturday
at The Wood Mortuary.
The family is at the
home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc.,
P.O. Box 2546, Greenville,
SC 29602 or Greenville
County Animal Care, 328
Furman Hall Road, Greenville, SC 29609.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.
Obituaries can be emailed
to billy@greercitizen.com or
dropped off at 317 Trade St.
Deadline: noon Tuesday. Cost:
$60; with photo $75.

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looked at C-2 zoning as


what we called our neighborhood commercial type
zoning, Pace continued.
Usually, it would be a benefit to those residents.It
would be by special exception only, and they would
have to meet the criteria in
regards to this.
Some specific criteria
include no stand-alone
retail operation in C-2,
no signs, posters, neon
or flashing lights, or other
product marketing materials shall be affixed to the
storefront windows facing outside and in public
view, and no product
marketing materials shall
be placed outside of the
leased premises, within
the boundaries of the
shopping center.
The ordinance is to become effective after approval of the second reading.
Schools or churches are
able to make their voices
heard on the issue by going directly to the state,
Pace said.
Licensees would have
to advertise, Pace said.
Anyone can stand in objection to any type of alcoholic type sales. They have
to obtain that license.
Mayor Danner said, We
basically only control the
zoning in regards to this
issue rather than licensing
or permitting or anything
in that regard; thats controlled by the state.
In other business, Greer
Fire Chief Dorian Flowers
spoke briefly about the

Hazard Mitigation Plan,


which is updated every
five years.
This is a formal adoption, so once we adopt
this, it will become our
hazard mitigation plan,
Chief Flowers said. It will
give us some tools to work
toward the future in mitigating any hazards that
have been identified in
the community, but it also
plays another role, and
that is, in order for a lot of
the federal grants that we
apply for, we have to have
this plan in place.
Going forward, were
going to try to incorporate
as much as possible into
the two county plans,
Chief Flowers continued.
That way, we wont have
to necessarily do our own
plan every five years,
but we can incorporate
those into the two county
plans.
The resolution states
how Greer recognizes the
threat that natural hazards pose to people and
property.
Undertaking
hazard
mitigation actions before

disasters occur will reduce


the potential for harm to
people and property and
save taxpayer dollars, the
resolution continued.
Greer City Council unanimously approved the resolution along with the first
reading of an ordinance to
change the zoning classification of a triangle
property at King Street,
East Fairview and Moss
Street owned by Habitat
for Humanity from RM-2
(Residential Multi-Family) to DRD (Design Review
District).
Council also approved
the first reading of an ordinance to annex properties at 910 and 940 Brockman McClimon Road with
a R-15 zoning containing
55.16 acres for the purpose to construct 65 single
family dwellings.
In other business, Dewey
Tarwater resigned due to
sickness from his position
on the Board of Zoning Appeals, where he has served
for more than 16 years.
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United Family Ministries

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Victor Baptist

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174 Ebenezer Road, Greer 987-9644

Faith United Methodist Church

1301 S. Main St. (S. Hwy. 14), Greer 877-0308

Glad Tidings Assembly of God

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Harmony Fellowship Church

468 S. Suber Rd., Greer 877-8287

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1400B Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer 350-1051

Liberty Hill United Methodist Church


301 Liberty Hill Rd., Greer 968-8150

Liberty United Methodist Church

4276 Highway 414, Landrum 292-0142

104 New Woodruff Rd., Greer 968-2424

New Covenant Fellowship


New Hope Freedom

Point of Life Church

Wade Hampton Blvd. Duncan 426-4933

Shekhinah Kind Glory Church


Springwell Church

4369 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 268-2299

Trinity Fellowship Church

United Anglican Fellowship


United Christian Church

105 Daniel Ave., Greer 895-3966

United House of Prayer

213 Oak St., Greer 848-0727

Upstate Friends Meeting (Quaker)


P.O. Box 83, Lyman 439-8788

Upstate Tree of Life

203 East Bearden St., Greer 848-1295

Mountain View UMC

209 Victor Ave. Ext., Greer 877-3981

6525 Mountain View Rd., Taylors 895-8532

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Memorial United Methodist Church


201 N. Main St., Greer 877-0956

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New Beginnings Outreach

1001 W. Poinsett St., Greer 629-3350

1377 East Lee Rd., Taylors 244-6427

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International Cathedral of Prayer

Grace United Methodist Church

Lee Road United Methodist Church

301 McCall St. Greer

2150 Highway 417, Woodruff 486-8877

3610 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer 877-0419


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5080 Sandy Flat Rd., Taylors 895-2524

Fews Chapel United Methodist Church


4000 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-2522

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Faith Temple

105 E. Arlington Ave., Greer 879-2066

1310 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer 244-3162

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Faith Family Church

609 S. Main St., Greer 877-1791

Covenant United Methodist Church

14372 E. Wade Hampton Blvd.


Greer, SC 29651

Christian Heritage Church

109 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Greer 205-8816


New Life in Christ 210 Arlington Rd. 346-9053

Milford Baptist Church

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Locust Hill Baptist Church

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400 Parker Ivey Dr., Greenville 551-0246

250 Hannon Rd., Inman 877-6765

Greer Storage

Holiday Inn, Duncan 266-4269

3339 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 244-0207

Pelham Church of God of Prophecy

110 Pine Ridge Dr., Greer 968-0310

Highland Baptist Church

Calvary Bible Fellowship

3794 Berry Mill Rd., Greer 895-4273

ONeal Church of God

200 Cannon St., Greer 877-2330

Heritage Chapel Baptist Church

Beulah Christian Fellowship Church

601 Taylors Rd., Taylors 268-0523

Eastside Worship Center

Episcopal

Greer Freewill Baptist Church


879-2913

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900 N. Main St., Greer 877-2288


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2416 N. Highway 14, Greer 877-8329

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1282 Milford Church Rd., Greer 895-5533

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100 Enoree Dr., Greer 268-4385

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Good News Baptist Church

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Providence Baptist Church

901 River Rd., Greer 879-4225

1600 Holly Springs Rd., Lyman 877-4746

1379 W. Wade Hampton, Greer

St. Mark United Methodist Church

4899 Jordan Rd., Greer 895-3546

1421 Reidville Sharon Rd., Greer 879-7926

3800 Locust Hill Rd., Taylors 895-1314

Friendship Baptist Church

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Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Catholic

313 Jones Ave., Greer 877-4021

Benson

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1002 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer 877-6436

642 S. Suber Rd., Greer 848-3500

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The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

THE GREER CITIZEN A7

Ban issued for


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Police are seeking to identify these three subjects in connection with three money scam casses in the local area.

GPD seeks help in scam case


The Greer Police Department is seeking information on the identity of
three subjects involved in
scam incidents (pictured
above).
The male subject has
been involved in at least
three scam incidents, similar in nature, and the females have been involved
in at least one with the
male subject.
In the most recent incident (Oct. 18) the female
approached an 87-year-old
at Walmart (14055 E Wade
Hampton Blvd) in order
to convince him to give
her and the other subject
$3,000 in exchange for an
even split of $60,000. The
victim agreed to this transaction, drove the two subjects to the bank in order
to get a check for them.
The second female subject, followed the victim
in a separate car. Once the
money was provided to
the subjects, they fled and
failed to follow through
with the agreed transaction.
In January of this year,
the same male subject,
along with an unidentified
black female subject approached an 87 year old
female victim in the parking lot of Dollar General
(805 W Wade Hampton
Blvd) in the city of Greer.
The two convinced her
that they had found a bag
in the parking lot, which
was filled with money.
The female subject told
the victim that she would
speak with her manager
at Belk, fill out paperwork
concerning the money and
that they would need a
processing fee but would
in turn split the findings
with her. The victim provided the subjects with
$600, which the subjects
took and fled.
In May of 2014 an 86
year old female was approached in the Walmart
parking lot (14055 E Wade
Hampton Blvd) by a male

and female subject, where


she was convinced that
money found in a wallet,
could be split between the
three of them, if she paid
the taxes on the money
found to the business. The
victim got $449 out of her
purse, the subjects took
the money out of her hand
and fled. The male subject in this case went by
the name Mr. Jenkins and
utilized a Lincoln Navigator (white in color). Anyone with knowledge of the
incidents or the subjects
is asked to call the Greer
Police Department at 8777906.

CRIME REPORT

(Note: All information


contained in the following
was taken directly from
the official incident reports
filed by the Spartanburg
Sheriffs Office or the Greer
Police Department. All
suspects are to be considered innocent until proven
guilty in the court of law.)

MULTIPLE CHARGES

Ricky Daniel Suttles, of


Lyman, has been arrested
and charged with criminal domestic violence of
a high and aggravated nature, illegal firearm possession and possession
of a weapon during a violent crime. According to
a Greer Police incident report, an officer responded
to the Quality Inn in Greer
in reference to threats
made over the phone.
Upon arrival, the officer
made contact with a victim,
who stated he was there to
get away from Suttles, who
wanted to kill him. While
the officer was speaking
with the victim, Suttles
walked into the location.
Upon seeing the officer,
Suttles fled on foot and
the officer followed. The
officer yelled for Suttles
to stop, and Suttles fell to
the ground and faced the

officer, holding a black


item that appeared to be
a firearm in his hands.
The officer unholsterd his
weapon and pointed it at
Suttles, giving verbal commands for the suspect to
raise his hands and lay the
object on the ground. The
officer stated that the subject stood up and began
walking towards him with
his hands in the air. The
officer made contact with
Suttles and placed him in
handcuffs. Upon searching the area, a pistol was
found containing three
bullets. The safety of the
pistol was off and a bullet
was in the chamber.
The officer transported
Suttles to Greer City Jail.

CDV

Marco Antonio Drummond, 40, of Greer, was


arrested and charged with
criminal domestic violence (second). According
to a Greer Police incident
report, an officer responded to a call of a domestic
assault in progress, where
he made contact with with
a complainant, who stated her mother was being
beaten by Drummond.
The officer entered the
residence and located the
mother under the covers
in her bed. Drummond
was not found in the residence at that time. The victim stated she and Drummond had been arguing
but there was no physical
altercation between the
two of them now or in the
past.
Drummond
arrived
home and stated that he
had left the house after an
argument. Drummond said
he was frustrated with the
victim but there was no
physical altercation. The
officer then made contact with the complainant
again, who stated Drummond punched the victim
in the head and had also
assaulted her in the past.
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on the bridge of her nose


and a small knot near her
left temple that appeared
to be fresh.
Drummond was transported to Greer City Jail.

PUBLIC INTOXICATION

Ashley Elizabeth Hill, of


113 Bedford Dr., Taylors,
was arrested and charged
with public intoxication.
According to a Greer Police
incident report, an officer
responded to Woodland
Elementary in reference to
a parent acting strange.
Upon arrival, the officer made contact with
administration, who stated the parent of one of
their students appeared
to be under the influence
of something. Hill was in
the principals office, and
the officer noticed that
her pupils were dialated
beyond what is normal.
Hills words were also
slurred and both of her
hands were cut as if shed
recently fallen. Hill admitted to taking Klonopin and
Adderall.
After a field sobriety
test, the officer determined that Hill was under
the influence and asked
the subject if she could
get someone to give her a
ride home. Hill refused the
request, so she was transported to Greer City Jail.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission has


issued a State Foresters
Burning Ban in effect for
all Piedmont counties, effective since Nov. 10.
The counties covered
by the ban include Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee,
Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington,
McCormick,
Newberry,
Oconee, Pickens, Richland,
Saluda,
Spartanburg,
Union and York.
State Forester Gene Kodama expanded the ban
because of weather conditions in the Piedmont
region that present an elevated risk of wildfire.
The more than 2,000acre wildfire now burning
on Pinnacle Mountain at
Table Rock State Park in
Pickens County is a product of these dangerous
fire weather conditions.
The agencys Type II Incident Management Team is
directing the multi-agency
deployment of resources
at the Pinnacle Mountain
fire, which has more than
200 personnel devoted to
the operation.
A State Foresters Burning Ban prohibits outdoor
burning, which includes

yard debris burning and


burning for forestry, wildlife or agricultural purposes.
While campfires and
open-fire cooking are
not included in the ban,
the Forestry Commission
strongly encourages all
citizens in the five counties to refrain from any
unnecessary burning.
Residents in counties
not subject to the burning
ban are cautioned to be
extremely vigilant when
burning yard debris and/
or conducting prescribed
burns.
State law requires that
citizens outside of unincorporated areas notify
the Forestry Commission
before burning outdoors.
The notification is a
quick, easy, automated
process, and the toll-free
numbers for each county
are provided at the link
below: www.state.sc.us/
forest/fyard.htm
As the only state agency
responsible for wildfire
suppression in all unincorporated areas of the
state, the South Carolina
Forestry Commission protects 12.9 million acres
from wildland fire.

ELECTION: Results
FROM PAGE ONE

GREENVILLE CO. OFFICES

Sheriff
William D Will Lewis (R)
Clerk of Court
Paul Wickensimer (R)
Coroner
B Parks Evans Jr. (R)
Register of Deeds
Tim Nanney (R)
County Council District 18
Mike Barnes (R)

County Council District 20


Sid Cates (R)
Soil and Water District
Bruce Countryman
School Board District 17
Joy Grayson
School Board District 21
Danna Rohleder
South Tyger River
Watershed District
John Dale Forrester

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SPORTS

The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Jackets take on
North Augusta

BLAME
CANNADA
BILLY
CANNADA

Coach
Lane

BY LELAND BURCH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN

Brian Lane

Lane waves
goodbye
to Byrnes
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Brian Lane is parting
ways with the Byrnes football program after a 3-7
finish in 2016.
The head coach stepped
down this week, ending a
three-year stint that saw
two Upper State title appearances.
This was entirely coach
Lanes decision, as I expressed the Districts desire for him to remain as
head coach of our program, District Five Superintendent Scott Tuner said.
Brian and I, along with
Principal Todd Hardy, have
had many conversations
in recent weeks regarding the overall state of the
Byrnes football program,
and our vision for future
improvements. In the end,
coach Lane decided it was

best for him, and his family, to step down and pursue other opportunities.
We respect his decision.
District Five is grateful for
coach Lanes contributions
to Byrnes High School,
and more importantly, his
leadership of our student
athletes over the last three
seasons.
Turner said an extensive search for a new
head coach would begin
immediately.
Lane took over in 2013
upon the departure of
Bobby Bentley, who has
since moved on to coach
at South Carolina.
During his time with the
Rebels, Lane led the team
to 27 wins. Byrnes, however, missed the playoffs
this season for the first
time since the 1990s.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

What began in August


as a new direction for
Greer High football has
come down to perhaps a
one-game season some 16
weeks later when the long
delayed high school playoffs open this Friday night.
Greer will host North Augusta in a 7:30 p.m. battle
at Dooley Field, with the
winner to advance to the
second round.
Greer started out with
the ambition to play a very
tough non-region schedule in hopes of making
a long run through the
playoffs, a feat that has
eluded Coach Will Youngs
teams in recent years. As
expected, Greer took some
early lumps, then leveled
out and won five straight
games. But injuries hit,
and Greer stumbled twice,
failing to win the region
title for the first time in
five years. Then Hurricane
Matthew threw a monkey
wrench into the well-oiled
playoff plan, forcing Greer
to sit idle during past two
Friday nights while low
country teams completed
their delayed regular seasons.
There have been ups and
downs over the past two
weeks with some spirited
practices mixed with others that were not much,
said Young. That break
did not help us. But now
that is behind us, and we
are back in our regular
game week routine, which
I think that will be good
for us.
And if Greer is going to
make a long playoff run,
the Yellow Jackets will
have to start out in high
gear. Young said North
Augusta is one of the
better teams Greer will
have faced. He compares
them to Greenville High
from a talent and scheme

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

Trey Houston and Quay White will lead the Jackets into
postseason play this Friday.

We will have some


new wrinkles, but
we wont deviate
much from the
things we have been
doing.
Will Young

Greer head coach


standpoint, so it will be
a very tough game for us.
Although North Augusta
finished fourth in their region, it is one of the strongest regions in the state.
Young added, to me,
the playoffs are always a
one game season. If you
dont win, you pack it up
for the year. Our kids have
to understand that fact,

and choose to survive and


move forward.
Both teams have several
things in common. Both
are Yellow Jackets, both
have 6-4 overall records,
both run the spread offense, and both are balanced between running
and passing.
North Augusta is led by
junior quarterback Landon Washington, a 6-0 190
pound junior. Another
junior, Dejuan Bell is the
Yellow Jackets leading receiver and a dynamic kick
returner, Young notes.
Derius Gibson, a 6-0 185
pound junior, is North Augustas top running back.
Young said, Their offensive line is a good one,
led by Molay Magwood, a
6-2, 291 pound guard who
is a very good one. Hes
been chosen to play in
the North-South All Star
game.
SEE GREER | B2

Eagles hit road


for round one
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

Blue Ridge will get one more shot this Friday night as the Tigers take on South Aiken.

Blue Ridge faces tough


task at South Aiken
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Blue Ridge has had a
difficult season, but the
Tigers only region win
against Travelers Rest was
enough to put them into
the postseason.
Now, head coach Shane
Clark and his football team
hope to find a way to pull
off a major upset in round
one against South Aiken.
Theyre a very strong
team, Clark said. Theyve
only lost one game this season and that was to Westside very early on. They
are solid on both sides of
the ball and theyre a big,

Theres no reason for anything to be held


back. Were going to throw the kitchen sink
at them and see what happens.
Shane Clark

Blue Ridge head coach


physical team. Theyre going to line up and hit you
and come after you pretty
quick.
On paper, the upset
looks like a long shot, but
the head coach says not
to count his guys out just
yet.
You have to play ev-

ery game. You dont just


go by whats on paper,
Clark said. Theres only
going to be 22 guys on the
field at once, so they have
to have their best 11 and
well have our guys ready.
If we can do our jobs and
everybody gives the effort
SEE TIGERS | B2

The Eastside football


team will make the twohour trek to Columbia this
Friday for its first playoff game in years, as the
Eagles get set to take on
Airport.
Head coach Steve Wilson, who is in his second
season with the program,
said his team will face a
tough challenge.
Theyve got a lot of skill
and a lot of speed, especially at receiver and running back, Wilson said.
You dont want No.
2 (Kerryon Richardson)
touching the football because hell be the fastest
player on the field Friday
night. When I went to
watch them play against
North Augusta, he was impressively fast. He gets in
the open field easily and
hes very dangerous with
the ball in his hands.
Wilson will be coaching
against one of his former
players, Kirk Burnett, who
played at Furman University in the 1980s.
Hes one of the many
head coaches weve put
out there over the years,
Wilson said. I know Kirk
pretty well, so that makes
the storyline a little more
interesting for us.
Airport went 4-6 in the
regular season with a 3-1
mark in the region.
Theyve scored a lot
of points on people, but
theyve had a lot of points
scored on them, Wilson
said.
Wilson said his team will
be at a size disadvantage
Friday night.
They are much bigger
than we are up front and
the quarterback does a

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

Eastside is getting set to


take on Airport this Friday.
good job of running their
offense, he said.
Airport will line up in
the one-back spread and
will show multiple looks
on defense, including a
three and four-man front.
Were going to really
have to be on our toes,
Wilson said.
Our team is excited,
Wilson said. There are
some coaches here that
havent been in the state
playoffs, and of course,
none of our players have
ever participated in a
playoff game, so theyre
ready.
Although his team does
not have playoff experience, Wilson feels like the
Eagle can sneak out a win
in round one.
At this point, every
team is 0-0, Wilson said.
You tell your guys, anything is possible when you
get into the playoffs. You
have to approach it with
that mindset.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

he Byrnes football
program lost a head
coach this week, and
he was a really good one,
too.
The Rebels are coming
off one of their toughest
seasons since the 1990s,
only winning three games
and failing to make the
playoffs. Monday afternoon, it was announced
that Brian Lane would be
stepping down from his
position.
Rebel fans, youre going to miss this guy in
Duncan.
Personally, I hated to
hear the news. If youve
ever met coach Lane,
youll know hes super
positive and encouraging force to be around.
Hes always busy, but he
always tried to make a
connection with everyone
he talked to.
Before the season, I
spent about 20 minutes
shooting the breeze with
him and he couldnt have
been more excited for the
season. It wasnt an interview and it was very informal, but coach Lane was
gushing about his teams
possibilities in 2016.
He had no idea his team
would be in so many close
games and come out on
the losing end in most of
them.
He just knew the schedule was tough but his
team was tougher.
Things dont always
go according to plan. In
a perfect world, coach
Lane wouldve finally led
Byrnes back to the state
title and brought home
the hardware this year,
but life takes you in funny
directions sometimes.
The best thing about
coach Lane is his passion
to create great men and
not just great players.
When he was being
announced as the head
coach three years ago,
Lane told his new team as
much. He told them that
they were going to focus
on their education, then
they were going to focus
on football.
As the months went
on, he started initiatives
to reach rising eighth
graders, emphasizing the
importance of academics
and good character.
He also fought for the
guys on his own team.
Lane told numerous
stories about how he
had players that colleges
werent looking at, but he
kept sending tapes and
making phone calls. That
pretty much sums up
what coach Lanes work
was all about. He wanted
to get you ready for the
next level, whether that
meant playing football or
not.
Perhaps nothing speaks
more to coach Lanes
character than how he
carried himself this
season. Its easy to come
to the touchdown club
and make speeches and
give interviews when your
team is winning. It is very
hard to do when youre
not. Coach Lane, knowing
the expectations placed
on him and his team,
showed up every week to
try and right the ship. His
team never gave up. He
never gave up. Sometimes,
the ball simply doesnt
bounce your way.
As coach Lane departs,
Ill think back to the hugs
and laughs he had with
his players. Those kids
loved their coach and he
did every thing he could
to give them more opportunities.
Coach Lane will continue to be a great football
coach. Its not going to
matter where he lands.
Byrnes should just be
grateful they had him for
three years.

SPORTS

B2 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

North Greenville tops


Limestone College
KAELYN PFENNING | THE GREER CITIZEN

Seven Riverside student athletes signed national letters of intent last week, making their
college decisions final.

Riverside athletes sign


BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER
Seven student athletes
signed national letters of
intent at Riverside High
School last week. Warriors
continuing their careers
at the next level include:
Maren Lawrence, Jessica
Snover, Maegan Rudolph,
Brooks OBrien, Cate Ambrose, Abigail Smith and
Will Kennedy.

MAREN LAWRENCE

Lawrence signed with


Limestone College, where
she will play lacrosse and
major in Professional
Communication.
It took me a little while
to narrow down my options, said Lawrence,
who has played the sport
since the seventh grade. I
weighed the pros and cons,
and Limestone ended up
at top every single time.
Im not only interested in
their lacrosse program but
extracurricular things and
my major that I want to
be. Its exciting.

JESSICA SNOVER

Snover
signed
with
Webb University having
just completed her fifth
year competing on the Riverside Swim Team. She has
been the MVP/High Point
all five years.
I fell in love with the
campus, the school, the
swim team, the coaches,
everything there, so there
was no option of going to
any other schools after
that, said Snover, who
has been swimming close
to 10 or 11 years. The
family atmosphere, thats
something Im really looking forward to because the
swim team is such a close

family. Ive heard nothing but positive about the


coaches, so getting into
that type of environment
is something Im definitely
looking forward to.

MAEGAN RUDOLPH

Rudolph signed with


Cornell University with
plans to major in engineering.
It had a beautiful location and a really strong
engineering program but
also has a great liberal
arts school too, so I can
get to balance that, and
the coaches and the team
were very welcoming and
encouraging, so it felt like
a really good fit for me,
said Rudolph. The teams
been working really hard
and improved a lot over
the years, so Im looking
forward to contributing to
that.

BROOKS OBRIEN

OBrien signed with the


Citadel to play baseball.
He plans to major in biology.
I went down there on a
visit in late July, and its
a military school, so Ive
always been interested
in the discipline and the
structure, so that appealed to me, and playing baseball was another
plus, said OBrien, who
has been playing baseball
since he was three.
He is also looking forward to the brotherhood
with all the guys there.
With it being a military
school, all the stuff you
do requires you to really
bond together. I wouldnt
be where I am right now if
it werent for my parents,
my coaches and then all
my friends.

CATE AMBROSE

Ambrose signed with


the College of Charleston
for cross country. She just
won her fourth team State
Championship for Cross
Country and has five individual state championships. She plans to major
in early childhood education.
I visited a lot of schools,
and it came down to between USC and them, and
I feel like just from the
gut I felt like I wanted to
go there, and I loved the
coach and the school and
everything, said Ambrose.

ABIGAIL SMITH

Smith signed with the


University of Tennessee
for cross country. She just
won her fourth team State
Championship and plans
to major in nursing.
I chose the University
of Tennessee because they
had a great coaching program and their running
team, theyre trying to
build up the distance side,
so I really wanted to be a
part of that and also the
boys and girls team was
really close, and at Riverside, our teams are very
close, so I was looking for
that too, said Smith.

WILL KENNEDY

Kennedy signed with


Limestone College for
track and field.
When I first visited the
campus, I really liked it.
The coach is amazing,
said Will Kennedy, who
has been running since his
sophomore year. They
have such a good record
with running. I think its a
really good fit for me.

TIGERS: Anything can happen Friday


FROM B1

for an entire ball game,


good things can happen.
The Tigers have had a
three-week layover between their last regular
season game and the playoffs due to complications
from Hurricane Matthew.
Its been a little different, but weve all faced
that challenge, Clark said.
But weve made the most
of our days offdoing
community service and
those type of things. This
week, though, we have to
get back to our regular
grind.

South Aiken will pose


multiple threats on offense, Clark said.
Theyve got a couple of
quarterbacks they use,
he said. One is more of a
runner and one is more of
a passer. Theyre not going
to really do anything fancy. They just line up and
dare you to stop them. Its
going to be a big challenge
for us.
The Tigers, however, still
have a few tricks up their
sleeves.
Weve got all of our
trick plays and everything
weve been working on,
Clark said. Theres no

GREER: Ready for run


FROM B1

Defensively, North Augusta operates out of a


4-3 alignment anchored
by a pair of strong tackles
in Tre Lawson, a 6-7 250
pound senior and a University of Tennessee commit,
and Jules Williams, a 6-0
270 pound junior. Young
noted, Their secondary is
a good one, especially Bell
who plays cornerback. He
had a pick six in their last
game against Airport.
Greer should be at full
strength this week with
the exception of starting
cornerback Richie Sadler
who continues to recover
from a broken leg. Young
said Saddler could possibly play next week if Greer
advances to the second
round to meet the winner
of Lancaster and BeltonHonea Path.
Obviously it hurts to
take the field without
Saddler, but we have to
make it work with what

we have, he declared. I
have never been good at
predicting how it will go,
whether there will be a lot
of points or not. We will
have some new wrinkles,
but we wont deviate much
from the things we have
been doing. I do know our
defense will have to play
very, very well if we are to
win this game.
Greer goes into the contest with 19 starters that
will be coming back next
year plus a freshman wide
receiver, Cameron Martin,
who is expected to see a lot
of action. Having a young
team is not an excuse for
we feel the talent level is
there. These kids just have
got to have the drive to
get it done, Coach Young
concluded.
Admission for the playoff game will be $7 instead of $6, and only SC
High School League-issued
passes will be honored at
the gate.

reason for anything to be


held back. Were going to
throw the kitchen sink at
them and see what happens.
What we do is not something theyve seen a whole
lot, he said. Were going
to have a lot of opportunities if we can just stay
healthy and execute.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

North Greenvilles defense recorded its second


shutout of the season
while the offense piled
on 471-yards of total offense in a 37-0 triumph
over Limestone College on
Saturday afternoon at the
Reservation.
Tracy Scott ran for 156yards and two touchdowns
while Ashton Heard added
84-yards and another
touchdown on the ground.
Will Hunter sparked the
air attack with 193-yards
on 13 of 19 passing with a
touchdown.
The offenses traded
punts on their first drives
but NGU got the scoring
going on its second drive
as Hunter and company
drove 70-yards on 12plays. Hunter capped the
drive by hooking up with
Javon Smith from the two
yard-line, earning NGU the
lead.
The seven-point lead
would be all NGU needed
as the North Greenvilles
defense held the Saints to
just 219-yards. Limestone
finished the first half with
just over 90-yards of offense. The Crusaders also
forced a Limestone turnover in the first half as a
Cam Wrice interception in
the end zone ended a 61yard drive for the Saints.
Wrice returned the pick
64-yards, setting up NGUs
offense inside of Limestone territory.
The Crusaders found
pay dirt three more times
in the half as Heard and
Scott scored their first
TDs while Matt Gravely
added a field goal, giving
the Crusaders a 24-0 lead
at halftime. North Greenville stacked up 227-yards
of offense in the first half
including 107-yards for
Scott on the ground.
The Crusaders would
tack on a field goal on
their first drive of the
second half to extend the
lead to 27-0. Tony Godbolt
would force a fumble on
Limestones ensuing possession that was recovered by Rashad Miller ending a promising drive by
the Saints and giving the
Crusaders another possession.
NGUs offense would be
forced to punt after the
fumble, but it wouldnt be
long before the Crusaders
found the end zone for the
first time in the second
half. The Crusaders would
drive 70-yards on five
plays on their next possession, capitalizing on
another fumble recovery
by the NGU defense. Tracy
Scott would capitalize on
the defensive effort by
Cam Wrice and KJ McDonald with a 22-yard touchdown run to pad NGUs
lead. Gravelys PAT would
give NGU a 34-0 lead with
just over a minute left in
the third quarter.
The
fourth
quarter
would be scoreless until
the final minute of the

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Two North Greenville volleball players received postseason


accolades last week.
game when Matt Gravely
added his third field goal
of the game, a 41-yarder
that made the score 370. The Saints would get
one more crack at breaking up the shutout, but
time would run on out the
Saints as NGUs defense
secured the win with an
impressive showing.

CRUSADER
CORNER
NGU EDGES NEWBERRY

A late comeback effort by


North Greenville, fueled by
Jai Jenks 23-points led the
Crusader mens basketball
team to recent a 103-100
win over Newberry College
in overtime.
The Crusaders led at
halftime after a back-andforth opening 20-minutes
of play. 10 lead changes
and two ties marked a first
half in which NGU shot
just 48.6 percent while the
Wolves shot just 37.1 percent. NGU carried a slim
46-44 lead into the locker
room.
An 8-0 run from the
Wolves to open the second
half put North Greenville
in a six-point hole early
on in the second half. The
Crusaders would fight
back to regain a one-point
edge as a Justin Dotson
layup made the score 5655 with 12:23 left in regulation. NGU extended its
lead to 62-57 before the
Wolves battled back, eventually taking the lead at
63-62.
The game remained close
but the Wolves opened up
a six-point lead with 1:48
left in the game. The Crusaders chipped away at
the lead though as Daniko Jacksons pair of free
throws cut the lead to just
two points with 1:09 left.
Jackson came up big for
NGU on the defensive end
of the court on the Wolves
next possession, picking
the pocket of Newberrys
D.J. Copeland, converting
the steal into another pair
of free throws to tie the
game at 89.
Miguel Reyes Cartagena
gave NGU a two-point lead

on its next possession


with two more foul shots
that made the score 91-89.
The Wolves would even
the score at 91-91 to send
the game into overtime
after a possession in the
final seconds resulted in
no points.
NGU would jump on the
Wolves out of the gate, taking a five-point lead with
2:54 left, using a threepointer from Dotson and
another set of free throws
from Daniel Burchette.
The Wolves cut the lead to
just two a couple of times
in the final minutes of the
game but North Greenville was able to keep the
surging Newberry at arms
length, icing the game
fromthe free throw line
as Tommy Wade put the
game out of reach.
North Greenville had
three other players in double-figures including Wade
who had 18-points and a
team-high nine-rebounds.
Daniel Burchette finished
with 14-points and five assists while Matt Moore finished with 10-points. Cartagena finished the night
with seven points and a
team-high six assists.

VOLLEYBALL HONORED

The North Greenville


womens volleyball had
two players named to AllConference squads on Saturday as Kenzie Pierce and
Brittany Tepedino earned
2nd and 3rd nods.
Pierce stepped up as
the teams leading offensive threat this season
with 360-kills in 104 sets
played. She was second in
the conference in this category and was instrumental in leading the Crusaders to an 18-12 record and
a birth in the Conference
Carolinas playoffs. Pierce
also helped out on defense
as she was second on the
team with 257-digs to go
along with 26-blocks.
Tepedino added some
needed offensive firepower in her freshman campaign as she was second
on the team with 250-kills.
She added 19-service aces
from the service line to
help NGUs cause. Tepedino was second on the team
with 41-blocks including
14-solo and 27-assists.

sports

wednesday, November 16, 2016

A sporting view |

Hope
youre
happy
now
By Mark Vasto
For the Greer Citizen

e all hope youre


happy now, Chicago. The World
Series championship ...
I mean, thats just great
for you, Chicago, except
for one little thing: You
ruined sports.
Yes, we know how
much you detested being
the loveable losers.
We know how badly you
wanted to be like the rest
of the obnoxious winners
across this great land.
We hope you got your
moneys worth at the bars
in Wrigleyville, hope it
was everything you ever
wished it could be, because you took away the
one charming thing left in
team sports. America is
now completely devoid of
a loveable loser, and there
doesnt appear to be any
heir apparent. In essence,
the Cubs success has left
no successors to the (non)
crown.
Green Bay fans, New
Orleans Saints fans ... they
have been satiated. You
could have made a case
for the New York Rangers
fans that had to endure
the chants of 1940,
or the Boston Red Sox
fans that had to gnash
their teeth amid jeers of
1918 while being force
fed a steady diet of Babe
Ruth fables. The Royals
won the World Series.
Hell, even the Maryland
Terrapins won an NCAA
basketball championship.
The Cubs were the last
team that everyone kind
of pulled for deep, deep
down (St. Louis being the
notable exemption), and
there is no team on the
horizon that even remotely fits the bill to replace
them.
First of all, lets dispel
the myth that Chicago
has been championship
starved. This generation
has seen the Second City
finish first more often
than any other city in
America since 1990 when
it comes to championships. When you add up
all of the NBA, MLB, NHL
and NFL championship
wins from 1990 to today,
Chicago leads the pack
with 11 wins. Boston (9),
New York (9) and Los
Angeles (8) bow to you,
and youre not going to
get any sympathy from
anyone for being forced
to watch Michael Jordan
win six titles. You were
never losers ... and with
the exception of those
stuck inside OHare for
a layover, everyone likes
Chicago, so knock it off.
The question now is,
whom do we collectively
pull for? The Buffalo Bills
would have been a good
candidate, but lets face
it, you cant root for the
Ryan brothers. Notre
Dame? Nah ... win or
lose, they air every week
on NBC. Rutgers? No ...
theyre too stabby in New
Brunswick. You cant root
for the Cleveland Indians
as long as they insist on
using that ridiculous, racist mascot, although you
can now make a case for
the Browns -- post-Johnny
Football.
Im thinking that maybe
the St. Louis Blues could
work, or maybe the Sacramento Kings, but theyre
not sexy enough, really.
Army, Navy and Air Force
... imagine if an armed
forces squad could make
it to the NCAA playoffs
and knock off Alabama ...
those are teams I think we
all can get behind.
Sure it sounds a bit
crazy, but weirder things
have happened ... just ask
the newly minted lifelong Cubs fan in the next
cubicle. But to paraphrase
Chicagos own Chance
the Rapper, hope youre
happy, hope youre real
happy, Chicago ... that
was such a selfish thing
to do.

the greer citizen B3

Logano advances to Championship 4


By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire
Joey Logano earned a
return trip to the Championship 4 at HomesteadMiami Speedway after a
years absence.
Kyle Busch will head to
the South Florida track
to try to defend his 2015
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
title.
And Kevin Harvick wont
be competing for the title
for the first time since
NASCAR debuted its elimination Chase format in
2014. Needing a victory to
advance, as it turned out,
Harvick finished fourth
in Sundays Can-Am 500
at Phoenix International
Raceway.
In a race that featured
spectacular side-by-side
racing and a substitute
driver who dominated the
first 250 laps of the event
after starting from the
pole, Logano beat Busch to
the finish line by .587 seconds in the second of two
overtimes.
Loganos first victory
at the one-mile track
couldnt have been timelier. The win his third of
the season and the 17th of
his career gave Logano
an automatic berth in the
Championship 4 race, set
for next Sunday.
This feels so good,
said Logano, who took the
lead from the fourth position when a wreck involving race leader Matt Kenseth, Busch and polestitter
Alex Bowman ended the
first attempt at overtime.
Ive never felt this good
about a win before. There
was so much on the line
and everyone brings their
A-game when it comes to
winning championships,
and this team did it.
Man, this feels so good.
I had a good restart there
at the end (in the second
overtime) and holding off
Kyle to try to get this thing
into Miami. Were racing
for a championship now.
We did exactly what we

Robert Laberge | NASCAR via Getty Images

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 13 in Avondale, Arizona.
had to do. Weve got to go
to Homestead and do the
same thing
Im speechless right
now. I feel like I just won
the Daytona 500 again.
Busch earned the last
available spot in the season finale with his runner-up finish, but it came
at the expense of Kenseth, his Joe Gibbs Racing
teammate. Kenseth led the
field to the first overtime
restart on Lap 317, with
Bowman beside him.
From the third spot,
Busch had a strong run
and dived to the inside of
Bowman, who went low to
block. Busch shoved Bowman forward, and when
Kenseth turned down from
the outside lane in Turn
1, thinking he was clear,
contact from Bowmans
Chevrolet sent Kenseths
Toyota spinning in an ac-

cident that knocked the


2003 series champion out
of the Championship 4.
For Busch, the incident
made advancing to the finale bittersweet.
Well, right now it feels
pretty (lousy), but tomorrow it might feel a lot better, Busch said. Im not
sure, depends on what
Matts interpretation is,
and whether or not he can
forgive. You know, I just
feel really bad about what
happened there on that
last restart. It just wasnt
what I anticipated having
happen, and I just feel bad.
The 20 (Kenseth) should
have been the Gibbs car to
go through, and I was just
trying to make a position
there on the 88, felt like I
was to his inside and had
the position
It translated into the 20
crashing. Thats not how

at all I foresaw that going. I was hoping I could


get the 88 underneath him
and force him up and have
him kind of block the 22
and check up the outside
row and then I could have
a position between me and
the 22 and get myself and
the 20 in. Math just didnt
quite work out that way
today.
In a race that went 12
laps beyond its scheduled distance of 312 laps,
Kyle Larson ran third, followed by Harvick, Kurt
Busch, Bowman and Denny Hamlin. Like Kenseth,
who finished 21st after
the late wreck, Harvick,
Hamlin and Kurt Busch all
were eliminated from the
Chase.
Hamlin finished six
points behind JGR teammate Kyle Busch in the
race for the last Champi-

onship 4 berth.
Driving in place of Dale
Earnhardt Jr., Bowman led
the first 92 laps and 194
overall in posting the best
finish of his career. But his
strong performance tinged
with regret.
Were all here to win
races and doing everything
we can to win races, said
Bowman, who grew up in
nearby Tucson. I dont
think Kyle wrecked Matt.
I dont think I wrecked
Matt. I think the situation,
it just all, it all happened
like that.
Its unfortunate. But
I dont think you can really place the blame on
one person. It just sucks
for Matt. I dont know
Matt. Hes probably really
mad at me right now, Id
imagine, but hopefully we
can move past it and race
clean at Homestead.

Kyle Busch takes victory lap at Phoenix


By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire
It was just another routine Saturday at Phoenix
International Raceway for
Kyle Busch.
But nothing else in the
Ticket Galaxy 200 was at
all ordinary.
All the drama unfolded
behind Busch, as eight
drivers scrambled for four
positions in the NASCAR
XFINITY Series Chases
Championship 4 Round at
Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Busch led 190 of 200
laps on the way to his 10th
NASCAR XFINITY Series
victory of the season, his
10th at the one-mile track
and the 86th of his career,
extending his own series
record.
Busch beat runner-up
Austin Dillon to the finish line by 6.115 seconds.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ran
third in his first XFINITY
Series start since 2013.
It means a lot, said
Busch, who won his 170th
race across NASCARs
top three touring series.
Thats what we set out to
do tonight, and weve been
really fast here at Phoenix.
Weve had some great
race cars and Chris Gayle
(crew chief) and all these
guys do such a great job
each and every week preparing these things and
its fun to win here.
Justin Allgaier and Daniel Suarez secured spots
in the Championship 4
with respective fourth and
fifth-place finishes, as did
Erik Jones, who recovered
from a pit road mistake on
Lap 93 to finish 10th.
But the real tension
waited until after the race,
when Elliott Sadler sat
anxiously on pit road as
NASCAR officials decided
whether loose lug nuts
would cost Sadler, the
13th-place finisher, the
services of his crew chief,
Kevin Meendering, in the
season finale.
NASCAR found two
loose lug nuts, and that
means Meendering will
serve a suspension next
week. Sadler did not know
who his crew chief will be
at Homestead though he

was lobbying, somewhat


facetiously, for team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. to
take over the pit box.
The emotions of the
last 30 minutes have been
tough, Sadler said. We
knew one was loose, and
one was in question. Kevins pretty much become
my best friend, and Kevins made me a race car
driver again this year
Weve saved our Darlington car our best car
for Homestead. Weve
put all our eggs in that
car. Weve done everything
right as a race team to go
to Homestead with a legitimate shot of walking away
a champion Now that
we know hes going to be
suspended, its going to be
tough.
NASCAR XFINITY Series
Managing Director Wayne
Auton said there was never
a possibility of Sadler losing his spot in the Championship 4.
At the end of the race,
we bring all the cars down
to the entrance of pit
road for inspection of the
wheels and the lug nuts,
Auton said. We observed
that the No. 1 car had two
lug nuts not secured to
the wheel. With that being
said, all the teams were
very much aware at the
start of the Chase of the
violations that could come
about.
Weve advised the team
that theyre going to be
looking for a crew chief for
next week and a monetary
fine of about $10,000. Its
clearly in the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series rule
book.
Blake Koch finished
eighth and lost the final
Championship 4 position
to Sadler by four points.
Joining Koch on the Chase
sidelines were Ryan Reed,
who finished sixth, and
Brendan Gaughan and
Darrell Wallace Jr., who
were wrecked and eliminated before the race was
150 laps old.
Gaughan, who needed
a victory to advance to
Homestead, was playing
fuel strategy when his
right front tire went flat
on the frontstretch on Lap
138. Gaughan pounded
the Turn 1 wall and retired

in 35th place.
It was about to play
out the way we wanted,
Gaughan said after exiting the infield care center.
Did not want to be the
caution. Did not want to
hit that hard but we took
a shot.
Wallaces grandmother
had passed away during

the week before the race,


and the No. 6 Ford carried
her name, Granny Jan,
above the drivers door.
On Lap 148, Koch ducked
to the inside off Turn 4
and knocked Wallaces
Mustang into the inside
frontstretch wall.
My grandmother was
giving me the ride of my

life, Wallace said, his


voice breaking with emotion. That was the most
fun I have had all year.
Just circumstances took us
out. Its just hard. Thanks,
Granny, I love you. We will
go on to Homestead and
let her ride again.

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Veterans honored for their service


BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER

State and local officials


came together last Friday to honor those who
served.
Rep. Rita Allison, Greer
Mayor Rick Danner and
Danielle Gibbs from Sen.
Tim Scotts took part in a
Veterans Day ceremony at
Thrive Assisted Living in
Greer.
For our freedom, our
liberties, we express our
greatest gratitude for your
service for our country
and for each of us, said
Kim J. Burgess, Executive
Director at Thrive. To the
families of our servicemen, thank you for the
sacrifices you have also
gone through.
The newest resident
veteran, John Simmons,
shared a quick story, I
came over from England
back in 1952, and I stayed
here one year and then
was drafted into the United States army.
Simmons spent time in
South Carolina, Georgia
and Korea before returning home, he said. And
now this is my home.
Gibbs expressed greetings from Sen. Scott before relating some of her
own familys story to Simmons.
Mr.
Simmons,
my
grandfather served in the
Royal Air Force from 4447, Gibbs said. My dad
was able to immigrate to
the U.S. in the 70s because
of our allies working with
you men.
It is just an incredible
honor for me to be a U.S.
citizen and to have stood
beside my parents as they
became U.S. citizens as
well, Gibbs continued.
With the general election
last week, Gibbs related
her experiences to the
right to vote in America.
When people told me
they werent sure if they

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Homer Carlie Campbell received four awards at a


ceremony honoring veterans.
were going to vote earlier this week, I was very,
very careful to tell them
that you men and women
fought and lost friends so
that you would have that
right, Gibbs said. Im so
pleased that so many took
it seriously this year, and I
hope that you will be honored in this democratic
experience that we all take
part in, and I know that we
have a lot of challenges as
a country, but I know we
have a great future.
Mayor Danner followed
Gibbs, saying, How incredible a story was just
shared with us, and every
one of us has those kinds
of stories to share.
I just left a veterans
recognition luncheon for
our city employees that
are veterans, Mayor Danner continued, and it
just occurred to me as I
watched this group standing to be recognized that I
have today seen two very
distinctly different groups
of veterans.
At Thrive, the veterans
served in Europe and Korea; whereas, the city employees served more in the
Middle East, he said.
Its interesting to think
about the dynamics of
having two generations
and another one serving

even now under the ones


that we recognized today
and to think about the
sacrifices that have been
made through the years,
Mayor Danner said.
In his familys story, his
father left for Korea in
November, Mayor Danner
said, and his mother gave
birth to him in January.
He did not get home
until the following February, so I was 13 months
old when he returned,
Mayor Danner said. My
mother had expected him
much closer to Christmas,
so she left the Christmas
tree up for his return. It
didnt look like a whole lot
when he got back.
When he got off the
plane in Knoxville and
came across the tarmac to
see my mom and me for
the first time, she carried
me, so I wouldnt walk to
him the first time, Mayor
Danner continued. A lot
had taken place.
Mayor Danner then read
a proclamation recognizing Homer Carlie Campbell, for his service from
1942 to 1945 during World
War II, where he served
under General George S.
Patton in North Africa
and Commanding General
Mark Clark in Italy.
A grateful nation today

owes everyday liberties to


that entire generation,
Mayor Danner said.
Rep. Rita Allison recognized Jimmie Duncan, who
always kept me straight
when I started to run for
public office and told me
exactly what I needed to
do, she said, You were a
great mentor, Jimmie.
Allison commended not
only the 12 veterans currently residing at Thrive
but also the families who
supported them on the
home front.
Ive had the honor
for two days to visit in
schools where they have
thanked their veterans in
their communities, and as
Ive looked at those little
faces from kindergarten
through high school, I
know that what you did
and the foundation that
you laid has kept us a free
nation, Allison said. Every night, we are thankful in our prayers for all
that you have given to so
many.
So thank you so much
for allowing me to be here
today and to say thank
you to you in a very heartfilled way for all that you
have given for this great
nation, Allison continued.
Were going to pray every
night that quality of life remains with you in the days
ahead and in your families
and that this nation will
continue to rise as we get
on our knees every night
and our thankful for the
foundation that you have
laid, so thank you from
the bottom of my heart.
Jim Hawkins, who is
retired from the U.S. Air
Force, awarded Campbell
four medals, saying, Its
a great honor for me to
participate in this award
ceremony.
Campbell, who grew up
during the Great Depression and fought in World
War II for nearly three
years, continued to work

until his 90s. The medals


included the Army Good
Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the
European-Africa-Middle
Eastern Campaign Medal,
with 1 Battle Star, and
the World War II Victory
Medal.
These
medals
are
awarded to you, PFC Carlie
Campbell, for your selfless devotion to duty and

Every night, we
are thankful in our
prayers for all that
you have
given to
so many.
Rep. Rita Allison
keeping with the finest
traditions of military service, and reflects great
credit upon you and the
United States of America,
Hawkins said.
Melissa
Henderson,
Volunteer Coordinator &
Nurturing Arts Manager
with Homestead Hospice,
shared some of the history of Veterans Day and
recognized each veteran
at Thrive, calling them by
name.
Thinking of the heroes
who join us in this room
today and those who are
here only in spirit, a person cannot help but feel
awed by the enormity of
what we encounter, Henderson said. We stand in
the midst of patriots and
the family and friends
of those who have nobly
served.
Since the first shots
at Lexington and Concord were fired and our
revolutionary war began,
American men and women
have been answering the
nations call to duty, Hen-

derson continued. Millions of Americans have


fought and died on battlefields here and abroad to
defend our freedoms and
way of life. Today, our
troops continue to make
the ultimate sacrifices, and
even as we lose troops,
more Americans step forward to say, I am ready to
serve. They follow in the
footsteps of generations
of many fine Americans.
Theyve followed in yalls
footsteps.
Veterans Day began as
a day to celebrate the end
of World War I, which concluded with Armistice Day
on Nov. 11, 1918.
As time went on, we engaged in further conflicts
during WWII and Korea,
Henderson said. The veteran groups decided there
needed to be a change, so
rather than honoring just
Armistice Day and only
those who had served in
WWI, Veterans Day became what we know now
as a holiday to honor all
veterans whether youve
been in a war, active duty.
All veterans are to be honored today and forever.
We have awarded medals to many soldiers, added
their names to monuments
and named buildings after
them to honor them for
their bravery, but nothing can ever replace the
hole left behind by a fallen service member, and
no number of metals or
ribbons can comfort the
ones left behind, Henderson continued. From
the soldiers who shivered
and starved through the
winter at Valley Forge to
the Dough Boys crouched
in the muddy trenches of
France to the platoon that
patrolled the hazy jungles
of Vietnam and the young
man or woman patrolling
the mountains of Afghanistan, we remember and
honor them all.

Bonds students collaborate with GCM


Provide
casseroles,
help with
signs
BY KRISTA GIBSON
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
Finding ways to engage
younger generations and
show them the importance of investing in their
community is a goal the
Greer Community Ministries (GCM) staff champions daily. This years Big
Thursday provided a vehicle for that goal to come
to fruition.
J. Harley Bonds Career
Center culinary arts students helped by providing 100 frozen casseroles
made from scratch to sell.
Building construction students cut wood to create
plaques and signs that
were later painted and
sold.
This event was the first
time I felt like something
of significance, something
really substantial happened, said GCM Executive Director Cindy Simpler. We were able to let
the students employ their
skills, their trade that they
are learning, to help us
out.
It was a way for GCM to
embrace education and

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Building construction students made wooden signs to sell


at the fundraiser.

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Bonds Career Center culinary arts students provided 100 frozen casserolses for Big
Thursday, raising funds for Greer Community Ministries.
education to tie their students into a tangible way
to use their time and talents to help the community, Simpler said.
Ellen Roberson, GCM
chef and Meals on Wheels
director, helped facilitate
the collaboration. GCM
provided all of the ingredients for the casseroles.
I was so excited to have
the opportunity to go over
there, Roberson said. I
enjoyed the enthusiasm
they all had to help. We
handed them a simple
menu for one casserole
and they learned how to

expand that one casserole into 60 large and 40


small casseroles. There
was math involved, lots of
thinking and doing.
Steve Musco, chef and
culinary arts instructor,
led the students in preparing the casseroles to sell
at the Big Thursday event
in early November. Four of
Muscos students recently
placed in the Greenville
County Schools Menu
Competition,
winning
first place and third place.
He said that his students
were enthusiastic about
the venture.

The chef was weighing


the meat. The kids had the
perfect portion of sauce
in the bowl, the perfect
portion of cheese, Roberson said. They cooked
23 pounds of pasta and
it all came out nice and al
dente.
Austin Storey and Jordan
Sizemore, both juniors at
Greer High and first year
students in the culinary
arts program at Bonds,
said that they were happy
to help with the project.
Its awesome to know
you are helping the community, Storey said.

Sizemore, one of the


first place winners in the
GCS contest, said he told
his instructor that he was
willing to tackle the project as soon as it was proposed. He has delivered
Meals on Wheels lunches
with his grandfather in the
past and understood the
need to support the program.
We could definitely
make 100 casseroles,
Sizemore said.
Simpler said that they
not only prepared the casseroles, they attended the
event in their chef hats
and coats.
They gave us a whole
professional job, Simpler
said. There was consistency of packaging, consistency in content. There
was appropriate labeling. I
could just go on and on.
Building
construction
students helped GCM
in a different way. The
ministry decided to sell

decorative wooden signs


at Big Thursday and early
Facebook posts generated
enthusiastic responses, so
more signs were needed.
Three large sheets of plywood were delivered to
the school and Michael
Krieses students cut it
into the sizes that were
needed. They cut South
Carolina state signs, crosses, and various sizes of
decorative signs.
Look at how impactful
it is when people partner
with skin in the game.
They are a force to reckon
with, Simpler said. It was
the very best of the community coming together to
do something that has significant impact for us, plus
its the seed of something
we can carry forward.
To learn more about
Bonds
Career
Center,
visit greenville.k12.sc.us/
Bonds and about GCM,
visit gcminc.org.

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huge shadowy figure peering into windows, and gets
whisked away to the countryside. Turns out hes the
Big Friendly Giant (Mark
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performing as a computergenerated giant), a gentle
alchemist of dreams, and
the smallest giant in his
clan. Sophies still in danger, because BFGs brethren are bigger and not
nearly as friendly. He must
protect her from lumbering brutes with names like
Childchewer, portrayed
by comedic chameleons
like Jemaine Clement and
Bill Hader.
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track record of capturing
that sense of wonder and
bottling it into great childrens films, but this one
stumbles some in the middle. Conflicts are watered
down a bit, sequences
boom and blunder when
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strides to get there.
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blind man (Stephen Lang,
chief military bad guy in
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nearly abandoned Detroit
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Instead,
they find their mark is a
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physique and the patience
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needs cash so she can get
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mother. Alex (Dylan Minnette) is scared, but too
infatuated with Rocky to
turn back. Rockys boyfriend, Money (Daniel
Zovatto), is a doofus -- the
one where youre rooting
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This
super-suspenseful horror show is probably the spookiest thing
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scares are earned.
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the woods after a car accident, little boy Pete is rescued and raised by a big
furry dragon named Elliot.
Unlike the last film, this
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than goofy and musical.
Robert Redford appears
as the wise old man with
a bit of mysticism in him,
and Bryce Dallas Howard
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The animals decide to help
the man build a shelter,
even though hes the bigbrained biped who should
be able to work something
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visuals are great, but its
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Holiday open house


Interiors Marketplace of the Carolinas hosted an open house last Friday, featuring a wide
range of holiday gifts. Pictured: Maureen Rable and her daughter Erin Rable browse
through items.

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20 at 3 p.m.
For tickets or more information, call 467-3000 or
visit www.greenvillesymphony.org.

ARTISTS GUILD SPONSORS


ANGEL TREE PROJECT

The Artists Guild of


Spartanburg is sponsoring
an Art Angel Tree project
during the month of November.
Guild members and the
public are encouraged to
come by and choose an
item to purchase from a
local art teachers wish
list and help promote art
education in Spartanburg
County Schools.
All items must be returned by Nov. 28. Monetary donations welcome.
All proceeds go to benefit schools in Spartanburg
County Districts 2 and 3.
Email Nikki at nhicks@
spartanarts.org for more
information.

FURMAN SYMPHONIC
WINDS CONCERT NOV. 17

Furman
Symphonic
Winds will present its fall
concert Thursday, Nov. 17,
at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium.
The concert, Sanctuary, is open to the public.
Conducted by Furman
music professors Leslie
W. Hicken and Jay Bocook,
with student conductors
Alex Armock and Emily
Salgado, the program includes 70 student musicians performing: Washington
Grays
March,
Tribute, First Suite in Eflat, Op. 28 No. 1, Firefly,
Sanctuary, and FuniculiFunicula Rhapsody.
For tickets or more information, contact the
Furman University Music
Department at 294-2086
or email FurmanMusic@
furman.edu. Tickets may
be purchased online at
https://app.furman.edu/
FurmanMusicTickets/.

GSO PRESENTS DIVINE


MOZART NOV. 18-20

Greenville
Symphony
Orchestra will present
Divine Mozart featuring
Anneka Zuehlke-King on
French Horn Oct. 18-20 at
The Peace Centers Gunter
Theatre.
Edvard Tchivzhel is conductor.
Showtimes are Nov. 18
and 19 at 8 p.m. and Nov.

CENTRE STAGE TO PRESENT


CHRISTMAS COMEDY

Centre Stage will present


the Christmas comedy Let
Nothing You Dismay by
Topher Payne Dec. 1-17.
Its Christmas in Ohio,
and a young couple wants
to await the birth of their
soon-to-be adopted child
in peace. But as their funny and fearsome relatives
converge on the hospital
waiting room, the holiday
becomes a free-for-all.
For more information,
visit centrestage.org.

FURMAN TO HOST BERKYS


FOIBLES AND FABLES

The Furman University


Department of Theatre
presents physical comedian, mask theatre artist
and storyteller Doug Berky
in performances Friday,
Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec.
3, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. All
performances take place
in The Playhouse on the
Furman campus.
His show, Foibles and
Fables, A Puppet and
Clowning Performance, is
open to the public.
For over 35 years Doug
Berky has toured his performance work of physical comedy, mask theatre,
and storytelling for audiences of all ages. In an encore visit to Furman, Berky
presents a range of performance styles from his
physical comedy schtick
to heartwarming world
tales told with masks
hand-crafted by Berky.
Doug Berky Theatre reflects the styles of the commedia dellarte, vaudeville,
mask and mime theatre,
and the influence of such
theatre greats as Charlie
Chaplin, Buster Keaton,
Carol Burnette, Red Skelton, Marcel Marceau and
Tony Montanaro.
For further information,
visit
www.dougberkytheatre.com or call the
Theatre Box Office at 2942125.

CHRISTMAS AT FURMAN
SET FOR DEC. 2

The Furman University


Symphony Orchestra, the
Furman Singers and Furman Mens and Womens
Chorales
will
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McAlister Auditorium.
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Music Professor Dr. Thomas Joiner and Furman Singers Director Dr. Hugh Ferguson Floyd, the concert is
open to the public.
The Furman Singers and
Chorales with the Furman
Symphony Orchestra will
present Benjamin Brittens
cantata, St. Nicholas. This
dramatic work features
faculty tenor, Dr. Grant
Knox, in the title role and
tells the story of the historic 4th century Christian
saint and Bishop of Myra
whose secret gift-giving
led to the traditional role
of Santa Claus.
For the second half of
the concert, Joiner leads
the FSO in extended excerpts from another holiday classic, Tchaikovskys
The Nutcracker. The FSO
will perform passages
rarely heard without dancers including Decorating the Christmas Tree,
The Battle of the Mouse
King, and Transformation of the Nutcracker,
in addition to the favorite
Spanish, Arabian, Chinese,
and Russian Dances, and
Waltz of the Flowers.
Tickets can be ordered
at
https://app.furman.
edu/FurmanMusicTickets. For more information
about the concert, contact
the Furman Music Office
at 294-2086 or email the
department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

EVENT REMINDERS

The Women of Lockerbie


Nov. 17-19
The Playhouse
Furman University
294-2125
furman.edu/theatrearts
SCCT Princess Academy
Saturday, Nov. 19
scchildrenstheatre.org
Disney On Ice
Dream Big
Nov. 23-27
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
1-800-745-3000
ticketmaster.com
Wake Up, Brother Bear!
Through Nov. 29
SCCT 2nd Stage
scchildrenstheatre.org

ONGOING EXHIBITS
Drawn South
Oct. 23-Dec. 11
Reception: Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.
RIVERWORKS Gallery

Gatlinburg transforms
into a magical winter
wonderland just in time
for the holidays during
Gatlinburg Winter Magic,
a Smoky Mountain tradition.
For 27 years, Gatlinburg
has delighted visitors of
all ages with enchanting
light displays, decorations, strolling musicians,
special events and seasonal activities.
Get a sneak peak of
Santa Claus during the
41st Annual Fantasy of
Lights Parade at 7:30 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 2. To help
spread a little Christmas
cheer, everyone is encouraged to wear Santa hats
for the parade.

Gatlinburg is such
an exciting place
to be around the
holidays.
Mark Adams

President/CEO, Gatlinburg
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Gatlinburg typically welcomes more than 60,000
people to view the award
winning parade featuring
lighted floats, marching
bands, giant balloons and
of course Santa Claus.
For the best view of the
parade, spectators can
purchase a grandstand
seat in the television zone
at traffic light number
3. Additionally, they will
receive a Santa hat and
a free download of the
Christmas Parade to view
at home.
Visitors can celebrate
gift giving during Silver
Bells and Shopping Tales!
Nearly 100 unique shops,
eateries and restaurants
will extend their hours to
9 p.m. to allow visitors
more time to experience
shopping in Gatlinburg
Dec. 16-23.
The city is offering free
parking at the McMahan
Garage at traffic light 3
and free Parkway Trolley
service during Silver Bells
and Shopping Tales!
For a complete list of
participating businesses,
visit www.gatlinburg.com/
Christmas.
Gatlinburg is such an
exciting place to be around
the holidays, said Mark
Adams, President/CEO of
Gatlinburg
Convention
and Visitors Bureau. Our
Fantasy of Lights Parade is
a time-honored tradition
for generations of families. Match that with the
ease of shopping throughout the city and the Trolley Ride of Lights, and it
makes for an unbeatable
experience.
Visitors walking the
Parkway will be entertained by the cast of Win-

ter Magic Tunes and Tales


during the holiday season.
The costumed cast recreates Smoky Mountain
traditions by singing,
dancing and playing old
time Appalachian music
and traditional holiday
standards.
Winter Magic Tunes and
Tales performs on Friday
and Saturday evenings
from 5-9:30 p.m. Nov. 25Dec. 17.
Ring in the New Year in
downtown Gatlinburg at
the New Years Eve Fireworks Show and Ball Drop
on Historic Nature Trail at
the Parkway.
For the 28th year, the
Space Needle area at traffic light 8 comes alive at
the stroke of midnight
with a fabulous fireworks
show.
Free entertainment begins at 10 p.m.

MORE SEASONAL EVENTS

Winter Magic Trolley


Ride of Lights, departs at
6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
from Ripleys Aquarium
Trolley Station each evening Nov. 10-Dec. 30 for a
guided tour of the lighting
displays.
Dates excluded: Dec. 2,
24, 25, 31. Also Saturdays
only in January. Tickets
are $5 and reservations
are recommended.
Great Smoky Arts and
Crafts Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Show, shop for unique
items crafted by members
of the Gatlinburg Great
Smoky Arts and Crafts
Community.
The free show runs Nov.
22-Dec. 4 at the Gatlinburg
Convention Center.
Gatlinburgs Festival of
Trees, Nov. 23-27, Mills
Auditorium. Admission is
free and the event, a benefit for Boys & Girls Club of
the Smoky Mountains, includes more than 80 decorated trees, a craft station
for children and pictures
with Santa Claus.
The ticketed event, Candy Canes and Cocktails,
will kickoff the festival
Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. Tickets
are available at gatlinburgfestivaloftrees.com.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic
is part of Smoky Mountain
Winterfest.
To learn more about
these and other events in
Gatlinburg, call 1-800-588
-1817 or visit www.gatlinburg.com/Christmas.

FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

THE GREER CITIZEN

B7

Bald spot on cheek?


Get thryroid checked
DEAR DR. ROACH: Six
months ago, I noticed a
bald spot on my right
cheek. It is round and
about the size of a 50cent piece. Ive never had
this problem before, even
though I am going bald. I
am generally healthy. I am
concerned that this might
be an infection or cancer.
There is no itching, redness or discoloration of
any sort. Can you address
this issue? I am worried
that it will spread, and
I want to know if it will
grow back. -- Anon.
ANSWER: This sounds
very much like alopecia
areata, which usually is
found on the scalp, but
can be in any area of the
body with hair. It probably is an auto-immune
disorder, and it happens
frequently in people with
autoimmune thyroid disease, such as Hashimotos
or Graves disease. People with alopecia areata
should get screened for
thyroid disease. It usually
starts in people under 30.
About half of people
will have their hair regrow
within a year.
If the skin otherwise
looks completely normal,
it is very unlikely to be a
cancer or infection. A dermatologist should be able
to confirm the diagnosis.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: Is
there any type of corrective surgery for eye floaters? -- J.W.

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
ANSWER: Floaters are
bits of cellular debris that
float inside the vitreous
humor in the eye. The eye
has no way of getting rid
of these, normally. Most
people are not bothered
by them, and they do not
need to be treated unless
they are interfering with
vision. However, if they do
affect vision or are very
bothersome, there are surgical techniques developed
to deal with them. Ive had
readers write in that they
had treatment with laser
or with vitrectomy. At
least one ophthalmologist
of one of my readers has
a specialty practice just
treating floaters.
The sudden appearance
of floaters can be a sign
of serious disease, especially a detached retina;
this should be evaluated
immediately, especially if
any changes in vision are
present.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: For
two to three months, I have
been taking 17 grams of
polyethylene glycol mixed
in 8 ounces of water three
times a week. Finally, I
have found something that
is effective in relieving my
lifelong chronic constipa-

tion problem. In the past


two months, however, I
have lost approximately
10 pounds and at 5 feet,
4 1/2 inches tall, I now
weigh 100 pounds. Could
the weight loss be related
to the use of the polyethylene glycol? -- P.D.M.
ANSWER: Polyethylene
glycol (Miralax and others) is a nonabsorbable,
inert substance that carries water with it as it goes
through your digestive
tract. This gives the stool
more moisture and makes
it easier to pass. It is considered very safe.
I dont think that it is
responsible for 10 pounds
of weight loss. I would be
more concerned about an
underlying medical issue,
especially one that might
cause constipation, such
as thyroid disease. I also
would be sure you have
had a recent colonoscopy.
***
Dr. Roach regrets that
he is unable to answer individual letters, but will
incorporate them in the
column whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.
To view and order health
pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to
Good Health, 628 Virginia
Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.
(c) 2016 North America Synd., Inc.
All Rights Reserved

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

When Eric learned that


Katie was interested in
buying a house in the
neighborhood, he encouraged her to do so. Despite
having left her at the altar,
Bill assured Brooke that he
still wanted to marry her.
Quinn confessed to Wyatt
her concerns regarding Katie and Eric. Brooke came
up with an idea to help
Bill and RJ get to know
each other better. Zende
told Sasha to keep her distance from Nicole. Brooke
probed Ridge about why,
after all their years apart,
he was putting so much
effort into winning her
back again. Wyatt and Rick
debated why there was
a surge of orders following the fashion show. Bill
brought Brooke to a place
that was significant to
their past. Wait to See: A
desperate attempt is made
to save a relationship.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Friends and family rallied around Hope as she


awaited the judges decision regarding her fate.
Eduardo surprised Kate
and asked her out. Chad
and Andre had their say
during Hopes sentencing.
Justin laid out his case
for leniency to the court,
insisting that Hope was
suffering from mental
distress. The judge pronounced Hopes sentence.

MONTY BRINTON | CBS

Katherine Kelly Lang stars


as Brooke on The Bold and
The Beautiful
Dario and Eduardo privately discussed their new
business venture. Brady
was horrified when he
found Theresa, who pulled
out all the stops to alienate Brady for good. Philip
considered confiding the
truth about Chloes pregnancy to Nicole. Wait to
See: Adrienne and Lucass
wedding comes to a halt.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Jax confessed his concerns about Nelle to Alexis. Later, someone offered
to buy Alexis a drink. Nelle
made her intentions clear
to Michael. Liz was called
upon to help Hayden. Lucy
made it clear to Scott that
he couldnt fool her. Jax
and Alexis came to a mutual understanding. Bobbie had reason to be suspicious of Nelle. Alexis had
a glimmer of hope. Franco

and Liz planned a special


night together. Anna and
Griffin faced off against a
cool and calculating adversary. Liz stood her ground.
Franco attempted to make
amends with Sam. Josslyn
cooked up a plan. Sam
and Jason followed up on
a critical lead. Griffin lost
his cool. Wait to See: The
Quartermaines face another catastrophic Thanksgiving dinner.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Travis was floored to see


his ex, Michelle, in Genoa
City, but told her he was
with Victoria now. Ashley
reminded Phyllis that she
would do whatever it took
to get her out of Jacks life.
Later, Jack met with Phyllis and told her that she
was being transferred to
the New York office. Noah
confronted Sharon and
demanded to know how
she could keep the Sully/Christian secret from
Nick for so long. Mariah
disliked Hilarys management style and threatened to quit until Devon
privately asked Mariah to
stay and keep tabs on Hilary. Jill told Billy that Travis would eventually break
Victorias heart. Victor
accused Dylan of playing
a part in Sharons deception. Wait to See: Sharon
confronts Chelsea about
her feelings for Nick.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

(c) 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

OUR SCHOOLS
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GREENVILLE COUNTY

GMC HOLDING ARTS


A THE GREER CITIZEN
INTERSESSION
2017

Greer Middle College


Charter High will host Arts
Intersession on Jan. 5-6.
Students will be offered mini-courses in art,
music, dance, sports and
technology taught by local
businesses,
community
volunteers, teachers and
parents.
For more information
about becoming an instructor, visit greermiddlcollege.org.

BRMS ANNOUNCES
REFLECTIONS WINNERS

HM: Emily Horton


HM: Hannah Jackson
Photography
1st: Aleigha Rackley
2nd: Aleigha Rackley
3rd: Jay Styles
Literature
1st: Elizabeth Mays
2nd: Ashley Kull
3rd: Miriam Smith
HM: Eden Kelsey
HM: Avery Silva
HM: Aidan Field
HM: Ami Hoffman
HM: Aleigha Rackley

RIVERSIDE TO HOST
HOLIDAY MARKET

Riverside High will host


its first Holiday Market on
Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.1 p.m. at the school. The
event will include holiday gifts including quilts,
wood crafts, home dcor
items, goodies and more.
To register as a vendor,
visit www.rhsptsa.com.
For more information,
contact Tammie Pinson at
pinsontammie@yahoo.
com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

hall collected aluminum


can tops to help support
the Ronald McDonalds
House.
The Ronald McDonald
house is currently expanding the amount of rooms
that it has, and their project will help support that
expansion so that the people at the Ronald McDonald house can serve more
families in need.
The students were treated to fun and magic from
Ronald McDonald himself
at the recent presentation.

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BYRNES STUDENTS
PARTICIPATE IN FESTIVAL

Several Byrnes High students participated in Furman Universitys annual


Choral Festival recently.
They include:
Kyndal Hendrix
Jahlon Stewart
Keydria Matinez
Rebecca Tallman
Christopher De La Cruz
Christian Gyles
Alexander Migacz
Isaiah Sturgill

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Veterans tribute

puses and other offices.


The honorees included:
Abner Creek
Amanda Weaver
Duncan
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
Eric Goode
Lyman
Debbie Sitman
Reidville
Robin Petrina
River Ridge
Leslie Acree
WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 6, 2016
Wellford
Academy
Megan Johnson
Beech Springs
Melanie Brown
Berry Shoals
Lesa White
D.R. Hill
Geannie Gilpin
Florence Chapel
Amy Miller
Byrnes Freshman
Academy
Dorian Lane
Byrnes
Jerry Rice
D5 Maintenance
Jerry Hammett
Middle Tyger
Community Center
Carolyn Cox
District Office
Lois Metcalf
In addition to honoring
each school level winner,
Dr. Scott Turner recognized Dorian Lane, a coach
and Recovery lab assistant
at Byrnes Freshman Academy, as District Fives
overall Support Employee
of the Year.

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FOOTBALL 50 CONTEST

Several students won


awards in this years Reflections contest. The
theme was What Is Your
Story?
The top three in each
category moved on to the
district level of judging.
Winners included:
Visual Arts
1st: Lillian Bryan
2nd: Katelyn Mills
3rd: Julina White

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BERRY SHOALS DONATES TO


RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Berry Shoals Intermediate Schools Blueberry


Hall recently completed a
service learning project.
This year, students on the

DISTRICT RECOGNIZES
SUPPORT EMPLOYEES

District Fives 2015-16


Support Employees of the
Year including bus drivers, teachers assistants
and school nurses were
honored during the annual recognition banquet

WIN
WIN

Rebecca Williams Washington Center class participated


in the Veterans Day Ceremony at Greenville County
Square. The classmates greeted the veterans with special
Thank You cards created by all of the Washington Center
students. Pictured are student Nico Piccolo (seated) and
Williams with a local veteran.
at Sullys at River Falls recently.
Principals, and building
supervisors, along with

CONTEST
Superintendent Dr. Scott
Turner, honored support
employees from each of
District Fives school cam-

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k. Clemson vs. Wake Forest

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