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SPRING TRAINING: Baseball teams back in action B1



Reynolds gives
final report as
city police chief
Hamby to Reynolds highlighted ac-
complishments from 2016
in the report, as well as his

take over 12-year tenure with the

Greer Police Department.
We provide a lot more
BY KAELYN PFENNING service for things that oth-
STAFF WRITER er communities dont,
Reynolds said.
Greer Police Chief Dan Weve encouraged our
Reynolds presented his fi- officers to get out of the
nal annual report to Greer carspeak to the neigh-
City Council at the Feb. 28 bors and involve them-
meeting. selves with the neighbors
After more than a de- and just get out there and
cade with the department, interact, so that we have a
Reynolds will retire at the better, closer working re-
end of the month, handing lationship, he said.
the job off to Matt Hamby. Greer PD completed a
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN He has served us well, number of improvements
said Greer Mayor Rick in 2016, including: bullet
Barista Alley is making progress on its downtown Greer location, installing a sign Tuesday afternoon. The business is one Danner. SEE COUNCIL | A2
of many opening its doors in the city in 2017.

Downtown business on rise

Its exciting to see some of the buildings that have been
Storefronts are filling up down-
town and several tasty new options vacant for a long time now being fixed up.
are now available for Greer patrons.
The spike in business interest is
part of a trend that has been on the Mark Owens
rise for a while, according to Greer President and CEO, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
Chamber President and CEO Mark
Owens. that are located in buildings that will result in more and more busi-
Its exciting to see some of the were vacant for a while. Thats a ness.
buildings that have been vacant for trend that is a great thing for Greer.
a long time now being fixed up, Ow- You see more people downtown GROWLER HAUS KAELYN PFENNING | THE GREER CITIZEN
ens said. When you look at places walking and shopping, he said. As The Growler Haus made its way to
like Abbotts, Barista Alley and Still we continue to fill in, the traffic is 213 Trade Street at the end of February. City Administrator Ed Driggers, right, thanked Police Chief
Water grill, these are all businesses going to continue picking up which SEE BUSINESS | A6 Dan Reynolds for his service to the community.

Man dies after grass fire

BY BILLY CANNADA fered burns and smoke thern was airlifted to the
EDITOR inhalation during what Augusta Burn Center for
authorities say was a grass treatment following the
A Greer man lost his life fire on Jan. 18. incident, which occurred
on March 1, a month after Southern was 84-years- on Southern Lane in Greer.
he suffered injuries in a old.
fire outside his home. The Greenville County billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
Steven Southern suf- Coroners office said So-

Greer Inland Port will

see major expansion

Officials say change

is on the horizon at the
Greer Inland Port.
Youll be seeing us ex-
panding in the very near
future, Terminal Man-
ager Will Angelich told a
crowd at the Greater Greer
Chamber of Commerces
First Friday luncheon last
The port currently occu-
70s Shindig pies about 50 acres, with
an additional 50 acres

available for development. The Greer Inland Port had 103,000 rail lifts in 2016.
Saved by the Heart held its annual Soriee fundraiser last week at Grace Hall. More pictures We own property both
and information from the event can be found on B5. directions, towards the that number in year of the state and branching
bridge and also towards three, he said. It defi- out into North Carolina
the tree line at the south nitely directly contributed and Virginia, so it will be

Teen killed in car crash

end of the terminal, An- to (the creation of) Inland terrific for everyone in the
gelich said. Well double Port Dillon. state for sure.
our size in the coming 12 The groundbreaking for One in 11 South Caro-
to 24 months. Inland Port Dillon is ten- lina jobsabout one in
BY KAELYN PFENNING Greenville, who was the which came to rest near In 2016, the port had tatively scheduled for this nine in the upstateare
STAFF WRITER passenger in a 2004 Jet- Bates Road. 103,000 rail lifts. Friday. The ports opening port-related.
ta, was traveling on High- This case is still under Thats 103,000 trucks is a possibility for the end The inland port is fast
Greenville teen John An- way 414 in Taylors when investigation by the South that were not on our of this year. becoming a regional port,
thony Robb died in a car the vehicle he was in lost Carolina Highway Patrol roads, Angelich said. It definitely will not expanding beyond our
accident last Friday, offi- control and struck several and the Greenville County The inland port here in hurt us, Angelich said. borders, he said.
cials with the South Car- trees. Coroners Office. Greer was projected to do Its just serving another Were approaching 50
olina Highway Patrol said. Police say Robb was re- 100,000 rail lifts in year area right now, meeting employees, and for most
The 16-year-old from strained in the vehicle, kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076 five, and we surpassed needs in a different part SEE PORT | A3


Marcie Ann Edwards
Hazel Marie Caldwell Artsy opportunity THE GREER CITIZEN,
Henson Long, 85
MILESTONES B8 Bruce Elliott Taylor, 94 comes to
OBITUARIES A6 Lewis Melvin Taylor, 83 Stomping Grounds

Community Table for 4.

Proceeds support Greer


Touch a Truck is sched-
PAGEANT REGISTRATION uled to take place from 6-8
OPEN NOW p.m. on Tuesday, March
The Little Miss & Mas- 28, at Greer Station, 111 S.
ter Blue Ridge Pageant is Main St., Greer.
scheduled for 3 p.m. on Residents are invited to
Saturday, March 25, for attend the free event in
ages 0 to 5th Grade. downtown Greer to see
For more informa- trucks ranging from street
tion, contact Kelly at kle- sweepers to Army trucks,
hew77@gmail.com or Blue and everything in between.
Ridge High School Main Trade Street will close at
Office at 355-1819. 4 p.m. to allow for set-up
Shaggin on Trade St. is COMING TO GREER
set to take place on Friday, Knights of Columbus
March 10, at 108 Trade 9184 is hosting its annual
St., Greer, with the Caroli- Luck of the Irish benefit
na Coast Band and DJ Jeff for Birthright of Greenville
Foster. from 6:30-10 p.m. on Sat-
There is a $10 cover urday, March 25, at Greer
charge. Cannon Center in down-
Basic Shag Lessons are town Greer.
from 6:30-7 p.m. with the Attendees will enjoy an
DJ set to warm up the PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN evening of casino-style
floor from 7-8 p.m. The games, a silent and a spir-
band is ready to play from
8-10 p.m. with the DJ clos-
Rally for Trump ited live auction, food and
ing out the night from 10- Birthright of Greenville
11 p.m. A pro-Trump crowd came out to Greer City Park on Saturday for a March 4 Trump rally, one of many across the nation. continues their 37-year
Cash bar and table reser- Sharon Blanton (in black) and Janeen Pasquarella (in red) show their support at the ampitheatre. mission offering loving al-
vations are available. ternatives to abortion for
For more information, Every Saturday, a free SIDEWALK SALE be served. MTCC TO HOST women in crisis.
visit www.GreerShag.com, faith-based Whole Fitness AT GCM For more information, WINDOWS OF COMPASSION The Knights of Colum-
call 848-7212 or email class takes place from Greer Community Minis- visit greerculturalarts. Middle Tyger Commu- bus support Birthright as
scott@greershag.com. 8:30-9:30 a.m. to read tries will host a Sidewalk com. nity Center is holding its part of their ongoing Cul-
Scripture and workout Sale on Saturday, March first inaugural Windows ture of Life initiative.
GREER RELIEF at the Victor Field & Gym 11, 9 a.m. to noon, at 738 TAYLORS MARKET of Compassion event from Knights of Columbus
SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Park, located at 108 S Line S. Line St. Ext, Greer. ACCEPTING VENDORS 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, 9184 Foothills Council
Greer Relief is seeking St, Greer. They are cleaning out The vendor application March 23, at Pacific Place, presented Birthright of
volunteers for upcoming Each week is a different fall and winter clothing deadline for the Taylors located at 59 Groce Road, Greenville with a check for
events. activity with March 11 be- to make room for spring Mill Spring Festival is Lyman. $23,000 to help fund their
Volunteers are needed ing Kettlebell and Core, and summer clothing. All March 17 for first deci- ongoing work supporting
to help Friday night, March March 18 being Cardio items are going for $1 do- sions and admission into WINTER BEACH BLAST women experiencing un-
10, and Saturday, March and Strength and March nations. Mens, womens, the Taylors Mill Spring COMING MARCH 24 planned pregnancies after
11, to check in vendors, 25 being High Intensity In- and childrens clothing is Festival on May 4. The beach-themed party the 2016 Luck of the Irish
unload and set-up for the terval Training (HIIT). available. The application cov- will warm spirits with a event.
Craft and Gift Show from The class is open to any- ers the following dates: mid-winter getaway fea- The council looks for-
5:45-9 p.m. Friday and one who is 18 or older, and OPEN STUDIOS AT Taylors Farmers Market turing food and beverages, ward to offering an ex-
6:15-8 a.m. Saturday at no childcare is provided. CENTER FOR THE ARTS on Thursdays, May 11 entertainment and a silent panded evening of Irish
Memorial United Method- Jenn Mair, Instructor, The new Greer Center through August 24 from auction. themed Las Vegas style
ist Church, located at 201 is CPR/First Aid certified for the Arts is holding 4-8 p.m.; Spring Festival The Winter Beach Blast games, music and fun.
N. Main Street, Greer. and Kettlebell certified Open Studios for the art- on Thursday, May 4, from will be held from 7-11 p.m. Pre-Sale tickets are $25;
Additional volunteers through National Exer- ists in residence from 5-8 4-8 p.m.; Summer Harvest on Friday, March 24, at The At the Door tickets are
are needed for the Gala on cise Trainers Association p.m. on Thursday, March Festival on Thursday, Au- Spinning Jenny, located at $35.
March 24, the Food Truck (NETA). 16, at 100 Davis Avenue, gust 31, from 4-8 p.m. and 107 Cannon St., Greer. Anyone wishing to con-
Rollout Beer Booth on May For more information, Greer. Fall Festival on Sunday, The adults-only event tribute either items or
26 and future events. email Jenn Mair at whole- Visit the artists in their October 22, from 2-7 p.m. is $60 per person until services may contact John
fitness16@gmail.com or studios for a chance to Sign up online at taylors- March 15 or $75 at the atgk.kofc9184@gmail.
WHOLE FITNESS CLASS visit wholefitsc.com. win a piece of artwork. farmers.market/vendors. door. Reserved seating is a com. For more informa-
WEEKLY IN GREER Light refreshments will $600 Table for 8 or a $300 tion, visit kofc9184.org.

COUNCIL: Welcomes Hamby as chief

We use our canine unit That is a group of offi-
proofing the front lobby, to interact with the com- cers who are specialized
constructing a safe zone munity, Reynolds said. in their training to handle
area in the parking lot and In his closing remarks, and deal with mentally
adding an advanced acad- Chief Reynolds said, his ill people, Hamby said.
emy to the youth citizens kids live in Bluffton, where There are a lot of spe-
academy. he is planning to retire. cial ways that you have
The advanced was the I would not leave here to communicate with per-
new part of our program, otherwise, he said. I ap- sons that have mental ill-
wanting to maintain that preciate the opportunity ness.
contact with the young to work here, live here and Our goal is to have two
people that we have made play here. officers on each patrol
contact with at previ- Hamby updated council shift, he continued.
ous academies, and they on some goals for 2017, In addition, the depart-
also have helped with the including updating the ment is working to imple-
academy with the new stu- radio communication sys- ment fully the police offi-
dents, Reynolds said. tem. cer training program.
The department has With the age of our cur- Its a change in how the
seen an overall drop in rent system and also the training is approached,
crime even with continued growing expanse of the Hamby said. A lot of the
population growth in the city limits, its just geo- burden shifts from the
city of Greer, Chief Reyn- graphic that they have to trainer to the trainee.
olds said. travel, Hamby said. Our Finally, a career develop-
During Reynolds ten- current radio system is ment plan is being put into
ure, the department has being pushed to the max, place to retain officers.
hired an administrative and even sometimes not What we hope to do is
assistant, a crime analyst able to handle it. identify where they want
and two additional detec- Weve already begun to take their career, Ham-
tives as well as started the complicated process by said. Theres all sorts
a hostage negotiations of evaluating different op- of specialty areas in law
team. tions, Hamby continued. enforcement, such as eco-
We have upgraded Another goal is to com- nomic crime investigation,
and increased the level of plete the construction of traffic reconstruction and
training for all officers, the kennel facility. executive management.
Reynolds said. We need Its one of the only fa- We will take that offi-
training. The law changes cilities that hasnt been cer and customize their
all the time. Court deci- upgraded over the years, training program as their
sions change. Hamby said. That facil- career advances and send
A new fire arms training itys been in service for a them to class that will
simulator (FATS) machine long, long, long time, and help cater to their career
has allowed both officers its in dire need of an up- goals, he continued.
and civilians to experience grade, so were working In other business, Greer
the difficulty in making a to investigate a way to re- City Council unanimous-
key decision to fire while place that facility as well. ly approved the second
under pressure. Other goals include up- reading of two rezoning
The department has dating audio-visual equip- requests.
also created a drug lab to ment in the training fa-
test marijuana, provided cility, adding four more kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
courtroom security and dispatchers and imple-
obtained a new canine menting a critical incident
unit. team.

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WEDNESDAY, May 13,8,2015
2017 sports
NEWS the
GREERcitizen A3

Greer legion
County set to begins
2015 Maintenance
campaign Fee
By Billy Cannada
SportS Editor
fire departments, emer- which is such a terrible
gency medical services situation every morning
(EMS) and emergency pre- there from 14 passed Pel-
Summer is almost here
and that means American
Legion baseball is back in
paredness entities all on ham Road into Greenville,
the same technological Kirven said, and also the
platform, so they could be Woodruff Road bypass
safety fee
full swing.
Greer Post 115 has
operable in communicat- project that would allevi-
ing interchangeably. ate a lot of the congestion
grown since last season, All of the public safe- in that area thats chronic,
creating an additional ju-
BY KAELYN PFENNING ty elementsfire, res- and it affects a lot of peo-
nior team to handle the
STAFF WRITER cue, police, EMSwill be ple from all over the coun-
rising amount of interest. able to respond faster to ty who go to that area to
The response
Greenville County thisCoun-
year emergencies and medical shop and stuff.
cil is been really with
progressing good,an situations where time is Theres about a 15-
ordinance coach
that PaulwouldKon-im- critical, Kirven said, and mile stretch of US 25 from
FilE photo | thE GrEEr CitizEn towsky
prove publicsaid. safety
We had com- a they could get patients to Travelers Rest up to the
very good turnout
munications and for try-
roads care much faster and save North Carolina state line
outs. We had players from
county-wide. lives. thats very dangerous,
Former Yellow Jacket head coach Jeff Neely will host his basketball camp,
The school that weofdraw
third reading the The ordinance also will and it would be resur-
for Heaven, in July at Greer First Baptist Church.
Sweet treat
ordinance Werewas able to have
scheduled increase the road mainte- faced with interchanges,
two junior
to take teams
place this
last sea-
night, nance fee from $15, which such as the one leading
son, so ourwere
but results younger guys
not avail- has been in place since to North Greenville Uni-

Shooting for Heaven

FilE photo | thE GrEEr CitizEn
at presssome time.good ex- 1993, to $25. The fee will versity, Kirven continued.
Melody Hill, left, and Ashlyn Fulkerson enjoy a sweet treat in their pajamas during perience.
Upon final approval, the be implemented whenever There would be anoth-
Brusters Ice Creams Pajama Day on Saturday. Customers wearing pajamas received a Greer legion
ordinance will pulls play-
establish Greer
a car American
is registeredLegion
or Post
the 115
er opens
projectthe season
proposed on May
free small waffle cone. ersuniform
a from schoolspublicsuch safetyas 20 against Inman.
registration is renewed. widening of West Georgia
Blue Ridge, Greer, East-
telecommunications user The county road sys- Road from I-385 over to

PORT: Will soonthis July
fee $14.95, St. Joes,
annually tem is in fairly good US Hwy 25, which is a fast

see major expansion

Landrum upon
imposed and each Southside
parcel Ramseybut
shape, helps leadworried
were 20 for a suburban
the se- growing 7 p.m. game, tak-
of real property located about it trending down, ing
nior team. on Union
These projects the arefollow-
inWith the senior
Greenville County, team,
for Weresaid.
Kirven goingWetothought ing day. Kontowsky
bring guaranteed as the process said
the got a of
provision good group
upgraded some
an of our younger
increase guys is
was justified thea statewide
first few competitive
games of
By Billy Cannada All loaded containers are sealed. We of kids that have,
county-wide publicfor the
safety uporder
in and toletmaintain
them coun- the season will be crucial.
come situation.
of theEditor
jobs, a high school I have had a lot of older people come most part, played withser-
telecommunication us to roads
ty good condition Inman
our in non-conference Locally, is weour could
rival also
degree is the require- obviously know if they contain any for three
vices years
to all realnow, Kon-
property games,
and Kontowsky
be able to leverage they some
said. use are always
of thosestrong,
ment, Angelich for said.
Heaven, back and say how much it meant and how towskyGreenville
within said. They know
County. Weve got
outside fundsa great
at a group he said.
small from theTheyroad only lost
a The
port is camp hosted
a full service hazardous materials...but, really, were what to expect.
It would be implement-Weve of young kids
percentage to right
wherenow, two kids
we nance fee from
to get last some
by former Greer
terminal, whichcoach is open Jeff much they enjoyed it. alsowhen
ed got athecouple of new
property tax so ourget
could next four projects
major and they
or five more moneywere fromone game the
24/7 for returns
pick up for or
its drop
22nd just moving the containers from point A to kids thatgoare
notices out really
this smart
fall, years that
done are cause
lookinga lotreally away through
of state from playing in the
the C-funds
off, this
and summer, running
offers next-day ball players.
said I dont Chair-
Butch Kirven, think good. Its exciting
headaches and traffic to con- championship
see committee to fixgamesome de- at
from July 6-9for
availability and imports
July 13- point B. Jeff Neely theres
man going to be
of Greenville any
County the young
gestion kidscitizens
for our investing state last
on ficient year. to
bridges, Gaffney
fix more is
Greer First withBaptist.
11-min- shooting for heaven host trouble with how they buy
Council. indaily
a American
basis.Legion. also supposed and
intersections to beactual-
ute about
truck turnteaching
times. them into
Overthe the
last couple of The schedule
An application will has
be lygood,
to so well some
widen have aof tough
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efficient Will Angelich Scottwe
years, McGregor
realizedand thatMike
the toughsent
been right out of
forward road. roads that are pret-
to the county
to work with
operation, other kids,
Angelich said. Terminal manager Fowler safety
public will coach the two
communica- gate. The
state senior teambank
infrastructure will ty congested now, Kirven
On asaid. givenItsday,
tough for
6,000 our Christian beliefs and I have had a lot of older juniorsystem
tions teams,that whilewe Nate
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with about
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containers. was obsolete, Kirven con- from state funds to do funds would be used for
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day. other skills for all lev- them to have fun, Interna-
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operated of for the software was no continued. county roads.

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It looks nice...in the barn

oud think by now Id know that any ly stride, telling my secretary to move
time I try to appear anything else
IM JUST my afternoon appointments and book Life is too short, right? Enjoy
than what I actually am, it goes pear SAYING me a table at the Algonquin, for lunch.
shaped. We barely have anything that even has every moment!
Case in point, I splurged (but not two stories, and nobody books a table at
really, I rationalized, as the price was PAM STONE Kents. You just show up to order your
slashed) on a trendy newaccessory: fish sandwich. carry out their meat.
a womans oversized, leather tote. Undeterred, I came to the decision I didnt even know you sold meat,
Youknow the ones Im talking about-- weaving through the masses, Starbucks not to worry about using my tote only here, I said,Just hay and fertilizer and
(well, you guys wont, unless youve been in one hand, cellphone in the other, on for appropriate situations. I am simply stuff.
smacked in the back of the head by them their way to their lavishly appointed carrying it all the time, I mused, be- Oh, no, she smiled, her voice tinged
as you sit on a plane and the women offices, I had no doubt. cause I like it and its been ages since with pride,Weve got a whole bunch of
carrying them come marching down the And there I stood, like one of the Ivebought anything for myself. Life is meat. Do you like grass fed beef? Want
aisle)you can shove everythingin these Clampetts, in awe of it all. too short, right? Enjoy every moment! me to show you our meat?
babies: wallet, phone, tablets, book, Im getting me a tote, I Go ahead, use the good chinayou get No, thank you, I said, deflated, my
air filters, and, oh, yes, actual babies, drooled,when they go on sale. my drift. trendy tote having been reckoned to be
should the need present itself. Oh, I have my tote, alright, and its a Just dont suppose every one you nothing more than something to haul
Id seen a couple of them around beauty. Almost amber in color and par- encounter might recognize the choice away a slab of pork butt, or tender-
town, but it was when I was in New York ticularly impressive to carrythe carefully youve made for what you intended. loin,Ill pass.
that they seemedpositively obligatory wrapped (within a sandwich bag), latest Is that your meat bag? asked the I cant even look at my tote the same
and Im sure what prodded me into my fecal sample of our latest cat, to be woman behind the counter at the farm way after that. And it serves me right,
purchase was just how chic and sophisti- inspected for any sign of round worms. supply store I happened to be in, last really. Who did I think I was? But Ive
cated everyone who carried one ap- Thats the problem: I purchaseda sym- week. decided to keep using my amber acqui-
peared to be. Wearing tailored suits with bol of status that doesnt apply to my Im sorry, my what? I replied, won- sition.
knotted Hermes scarfs and jaunty,ankle life in Landrum, South Carolina. I cant dering if I had heard correctly. It looks quite nice now, in the barn,
boots, all these womenprobably attor- possibly resemble any of the women I Your meat bag, she repeated, point- holding my horses grooming supplies.
neys and stock brokerswerepractically admired in New York as I dont have an ing at my exquisite amber tote.Thats
trotting along the sidewalks, nimbly office in a high rise in which to purpose- the sort of thing that most folks use to


Just park it
somewhere Staff reporter
Q: Is there a solution for
parking in downtown Greer? Storms
A: Sooner or later, down- arch stormed in this year.
town parking is every citys Last Wednesday night,
nightmare. Take the short Id planned to attend a
15-minute trip to Greenville church function in Simpson-
and youll find yourself com- ville, but due to the threatening
pletely frustrated hunting for weather and distance, I decided
a parking space if you dont to stay with my fianc Brad.
immediately direct your vehi- We played a game together.
cle into a parking garage. As we worked on our own
Parking problems are a strategies, the rain outside
good thing to have. It means provided a cozy atmosphere in
the town is growing and the warmth of our future home
people want to spend money together.
at local shops/restaurants. Suddenly, pinging sounds
filled the room as hail hit the
With no parking windows.

A car alarm broke the quiet,
garage to speak of, GUEST EDITORIAL and fear rose in the place of
the peaceful tranquility which
folks are left to either

Time to figure out why SC

had existed moments earlier.
Yet I love storms; I always
find a spot on the have.
There is something majestic
street or choose one of about the roar of pounding

ranks 50th in education

rain, the boom of resounding
the available nearby thunder and the strike of flash-
ing lightning.
lots. I enjoy the warmth of being
inside while the weather rages
Downtown Greer manages Recently, the US News and World Report re- A cup of hot tea or a bowl
just fine during the day, but leased a study of the 50 states based on 68 dif- Where is the outrage? Where is the of soup completes the setting
at night parking becomes an ferent metrics in seven categories: health care, for a lovely time spent in the
issue. With no parking garage education, infrastructure, crime and correc- shock and dismay? Where is the call shelter of a home.
to speak of, folks are left tions, opportunity, economy and government. This picture comes to mind
to either find a spot on the For the full report, Google: US News and World for a special investigation? Where when I think about the Lord
street or choose one of the Report Best States. being our refuge.
available nearby lots. South Carolina ranked 45th overall and 48th is the business community speaking We can find peace in His
During certain events (like in opportunity but lets just focus on education; presence no matter what cir-
Family Fest), however, down- S.C. ranked 50th dead last, the bottom. No out? cumstance come into our lives
town travelers create a third thank God for Mississippi here were Missis- as long as we seek Him first.
option, parking their vehicles sippi. But storms can sometimes
in dangerous places (like The report combined 11 different measures charged with a crime, no one went to jail not turn violent.
next to the railroad tracks). of education and we were generally bad on one. Hail and wind can knock
Measures have been taken to most all of them thus our overall rating of Im not a lawyer so I cant say whats legal down trees, cut off electricity,
remedy issues like this. The 50th. The only bright spot was we ranked 4th or not but Im a person with a little common damage personal property and
Greer Station Association in pre-K quality. sense and a huge sense of outrage. If these cause much chaos.
has mapped out all available What was the reaction to our 50th ranking things, and countless others, are not against the These elements also remind
spots on its website, and ex- from those most responsible for ensuring qual- law, then they ought to be and we should hold me of the Lord God Almighty.
tra room is created for special ity education for our children? our elected officials those who make the laws While He is a refuge to those
events as needed. But as more Gov. McMaster nothing. Lt. Gov. Brian White accountable. who love Him, He also disci-
businesses move downtown nothing. The other five statewide elected of- Somehow, we dont roar at the outrage of real plines His children and distrib-
and Greer continues to grow, ficials nothing. Speaker of the House Jay Lu- crimes crimes against our most vulnerable utes justice.
the need for parking will only cas nothing. Senate President Pro Tem Hugh our children. Where is the outrage against the Psalm 18 paints a vivid
increase. Leatherman nothing. Superintendent of Edu- crime of poor schools that condemn our chil- picture as the writer cries
For now, lets just be thank- cation Molly Spearman nothing. The chairs of dren to a dead-end job and too often a dead-end out in distress, and the Lord
ful that were not in the situ- the House and Senate education committees life? Remember, S.C. ranked 48th in opportuni- responds.
ation Greenville is in. Trying nothing. ty. Verses nine through 14 read,
to find a quick parking spot Google the news story and look for comments Think about South Carolina as if it were a He bowed the heavens and
there is more useless than a from these people nothing, nada, zero, not a company. The Governor is Chairman of the came down; thick darkness was
screen door on a submarine. word, crickets Board, the Lt. Governor, Treasurer, Comptrol- under his feet. He rode on a
Where is the outrage? Where is the shock ler and other statewide elected officials are the cherub and flew; he came swift-
and dismay? Where is the call for a special in- Board of Directors. These folks set overall pol- ly on the wings of the wind. He


vestigation? Where is the business community icy and are overall responsible. The Legislature made darkness his covering,
speaking out? Where are the parents, students is senior management; they make the rules and his canopy around him, thick
and teachers marching down Main Street to the regulations and decide how the money is going clouds dark with water. Out of
Submission guidelines Capital demanding reform?
Today, our states pension fund is on the
to be allocated. And in terms of education, the
local school boards, principals, teachers, etc.
the brightness before him hail-
stones and coals of fire broke
brink of disaster and one of nine South Caro- are the line workers. The students and their ed- through his clouds. The Lord

he Greer Citizen accepts Let- linians financial future is in jeopardy. In 1999, ucation, are the product. also thundered in the heavens,
ters to the Editor. Letters the state pension plan was 99% funded; today And the product is the worst in the country. and the Most High uttered his
should be 125 words or less the deficit of $24.1 billion is more than triple We, the people of South Carolina, are the voice, hailstones and coals of
and include a name and a phone our states annual budget. At one point, of the stockholders. We choose the Board and senior fire. And he sent out his arrows
number for verification. 50 states we paid the most in fees to Wall Street management and we get to vote on their per- and scattered them; he flashed
The Greer Citizen reserves the money managers and had the lowest invest- formance every two years. forth lightnings and routed
right to edit any content. ment return triggered by Wall Street specula- them.
Letters to the Editor can be tors, deal makers and crooks. This guest editorial was written and submitted by Charleston businessman Phil
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SAYS Spartanburg
a top-10 tourist
Beware destination
of over- Spartanburg reached
new heights and audienc-
es in 2016, according to
able downtowns such as
Landrum, Cowpens and
Woodruff; a dynamic arts

research agencies. scene; plentiful outdoor
Spartanburg is a top- recreation opportunities,
10 destination for tourists and a focus on authentic,
visiting South Carolina, local and made-in-Spar-
Q: I know youre big on said Chris Jennings, Exec- tanburg products.
bargains and saving mon- utive Vice President of the The study noted:
ey. How do you feel about Spartanburg Convention & Average occupancy in-
warehouse clubs, like Visitors Bureau. We have creased again this year
Costco and Sams Club? PHOTO | SUBMITTED become a leading sports (+5 points) to 74 percent.
destination and fun place For the first time ever,
A: We have both of Volunteers are invited to Greenville Downtown Airport on March 18 for a Foreign Object to visit, and the numbers Spartanburgs hotel oc-
those in our neighbor- Debris walk. continue to back that up. cupancy rate out-paced
hood, and Im a big fan. Jennings noted Spartan- Greenvilles, and four oth-
There are definitely some burg County ranked sev- er comparative counties
good buys and great bar-
gains to be had in places
like that. To be honest,
my wife is probably a big-
Foreign Object Debris enth in the state of South
Carolina for economic im-
pact, with travelers spend-
ing more than $390.15
(York, Georgetown, Beau-
fort and Florence).
Total room demand
experienced a notable

walk set for March 18

ger fan than I am. I sus- million in the most recent increase of 7.6 percent,
pect we save more money research report by the SC to more than 898,000 in
from her trips than mine Department of Parks, Rec- 2016.
to those spots. reation and Tourism. VisitSpartanburg.com
Volunteers will gather at craft have movement. is determined. The index A major reason for the unique website visits in-
To this day, if Im Greenville Downtown Air- Common items are can be compared to the growth in tourism is the creased 48 percent, which
port on Saturday, March things that can fall off score of other airports new development and is on top of the 54 percent
not careful, Im still 18 for a Foreign Object of people or out of shirt and to a later survey to investment throughout increase reported in 2015.
Debris (FOD) walk at 7:15 pockets like badges, hats, determine the success of Spartanburg County, and We are proud of the
bad about buying a.m. pens, pencils, cell phones, the airport in controlling people have more reasons economic diversity that
FOD is responsible for and pocket lights. Some possible FOD on a regular than ever to visit and stay tourism is bringing to
things I dont need a significant amount of items come off of air- basis. overnight, researchers Spartanburg, Smith said.
aircraft damage each year craft or vehicles moving FOD is everyones re- say. Jennings pointed to It sounds clich, but we
or too much of the and is a threat to aircraft in the area like tire valve sponsibility on a daily ba- new downtown Spartan- really can say the best is
safety. It can damage tires, caps, aircraft lens lights, sis at an airport. Airport burg restaurants, retail yet to come.
things I do need in engines, wind screens and screws, nuts and bolts. employees, tenants and pi- and nightlife spots; walk-
airframes. The Concorde Other items are natural- lots dispose of FOD all day
warehouse clubs. crash in Paris in 2000 was ly occurring like sticks, long. We also have a street
due to FOD said Keat acorns, rocks and pave- sweeper that we use to
I will advise you to Pruszenski, a local upstate ment particles that have collect FOD. If you see it,
watch your spending aviation enthusiast, who come loose from the sur- you pick it up. That is the
carefully in warehouse is organizing this event. face. Many other things rule, stated Joe Frasher,
clubs. Most people over- I was told by a friend have been found like golf Airport Director at GMU.
Greer Commission of Public Works
buy in situations like that, who works at an airline balls, socks, drill bits, wa- A FOD walk determines
is hiring for the following positions:
especially those of us who that they have to replace ter bottles, rubber bands, how well we are doing and
are spenders by nature. 4-5 wind screens (air- duct tape and wire. where improvement may Crewman III
Believe it or not, Im a craft windshields) every The process involves be needed, added Frash-
spender by nature. To this week due to FOD blown a team of volunteer FOD er. Facilities Maintenance
day, if Im not careful, on them from jet blasts. inspectors walking in The walk will official- Technician/Warehouse
Im still bad about buying There have been many lines, spaced about 10 feet ly begin at 7:30 a.m. and
things I dont need or studies that show the cost apart, to find and pick-up participants are asked to Candidates interested in applying may go to
too much of the things I for FOD due to damage to any foreign objects that bring flashlights. www.greercpw.com and click on the careers tab
do need in warehouse aircraft every year is in the might cause damage to air- We need your help to under the featured links and then click on the position
to see the job description. To apply you may click on
clubs. Millions of Dollars, added craft. Items are secured in continue to make GMU the word application under the careers tab.
Have fun in there, and Pruszenski. individual bags during the the safest airport that we
make sure you find some Foreign Object Debris walk, then consolidated, can, said Frasher. Candidates may also call Ken Holliday at
steals on smart things is described as anything counted and a FOD index For more information, 864-968-3225
you can stock up on. Just that should not be on the of pieces per 1,000 square email mississippiwildcat@ to get information or an application.
dont go crazy and wreck airport surfaces where air- meters of area inspected excite.com.
your budget by over-

No magic
ALDI to open store
Q: Im 26, and Ive been
in Spartanburg
running my own busi- ALDI will open another supply of ALDI produce.
ness as sole proprietor
for a year and a half. My
location in Spartanburg
on Thursday, March 16 at
We have our own style
when it comes to gro-
gross revenues are about
$94,000, and my person-
al net worth is around
150 E. Blackstock Road,
Suite B.
This will be Spartan-
cery shopping, and were
pleased to welcome cus-
tomers in Spartanburg to
$68,000. Is there an asset burgs second ALDI loca- experience exactly what
level you recommend
reaching before moving to
tion. The grocery chain has
more than 1,600 stores in
sets ALDI apart from
competitors, and how its
LLC status? 35 states, serving more made us one of the fast-
than 40 million customers est growing retailers in
A: Theres not really a each month. the US, said Thom Behtz,
magic number for this To celebrate, ALDI will Jefferson division vice
kind of thing. In your host a ribbon-cutting cer- president for ALDI. We
case, I wouldnt go to the emony at 8:45 a.m. Follow- recognize that customers
trouble for an LLC right ing the ceremony, the first want high-quality, reason-
now. You dont need the 100 customers will receive ably-priced groceries, and
hassle of extra paper- a golden ticket, each con- we invite them to come
work and the expense taining ALDI gift cards of see what Simply Smarter
of processing and filing various amounts. Custom- Shopping is all about.
fees. Just make sure you ers can also tour the store, ALDI is in the midst of
have normal, liability-type sample ALDI exclusive an accelerated growth
insurance in place. That brand products and enter plan. By the end of 2018,
shouldnt cost a lot of an on-site sweepstakes for there will be nearly 2,000
money. a chance to win a years ALDI stores coast to coast.
The main reason you
would consider shifting
to an LLC is if you had
reached a point in life as THE CLIMATE IS IDEAL FOR US
a business owner where
you were afraid you might
have a target on your
back. By that, I mean you RNs needed in Home Health, Operating Room
would want protection in and other specialties.
the event of a lawsuit if
your company had grown Competitive salary and benefits packages
to sizable proportions
and you had begun to
Employee Referral Bonus Program
accumulate substantial Relocation incentives
personal assets.
At this stage I dont
Tuition reimbursement, nursing advisory councils, board
think anyones going to certification program, new grad residency program and
bother you. leadership advancement opportunities

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Marcie A. Cantrell and Rev. Paul White. Buri- Pallbearers were Jimmy

Marcie Ann Edwards

al followed in Woodlawn
Memorial Park.
Singleton, Sammy Paint-
er, Fred Painter, Mike
The Greer
Cantrell, 84, passed away
March 5, 2017 at her
Visitation was held
12:30-1:45 p.m. Sunday at
Cantrell, Rick Danner,
Chris Harvey, Carl Butch
home. The Wood Mortuary. Howell and Terry Dobson.
A native of Spartanburg The family is at the Honorary escorts were
County, daughter of the home. the Dave Biehl Sunday
Weekend Outlook
late Johnny Arthur and Memorials may be made School Class and Golden Chilly Weekend Temperatures
Ella Ruth McCurry Ed- to Hidden Treasure Chris- Agers of Victor Baptist A cold front on Friday will bring much 55/32 Iso. showers
47/36 Rain
wards, she was a retired tian School, c/o Faith Bap- Church. cooler temperatures this weekend with
cosmetologist and a mem- tist Church, 500 W. Lee Visitation was held 6:30- highs in the 60s and low in the 30s
ber of His Vineyard. Road, Taylors, SC 29687 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, Saturday and Sunday. We are expecting
Surviving are her hus- or hiddentreasure.org. 2017 at The Wood Mortu- lows to stay in the in the 30s and low
40s on Monday and Tuesday. 57/34 Iso. showers
band, Roy Hayden Cantrell Online condolences may ary. 50/38 Rain
of the home; two daugh- be made at www.thewood- The family is at the
ters, Sharon Bramlett mortuary.com. home.
(Frank Steve) of Travelers Memorials may be made Craft and Gift Show
61/38 Sunny
Rest and Patti Watson of Melinda Dawn Smith to Victor Baptist Church, 55/41 Rain
Where: Memorial UMC
Duncan; two sisters, Pa- P.O. Box 1147, Greer, SC
tricia Davis of Greer and Morrow 29652 or Greer Communi- Date: Saturday, March 11
Janie Ethridge of Hart- ty Ministries Mobile Meals 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
well, Georgia; four grand- Melinda Dawn Smith Program, P.O. Box 1373,
children, Brenn Watson Morrow, Mimi, of Grey Greer, SC 29652. Temps: Sunny, 44 to 61.
63/40 Sunny
(Resa), Bradley Watson Court, went home to be Online condolences may 57/43 Rain
(Lindsay), Nicholaus with Jesus on March 6, be made at www.thewood-
Bramlett (Christeen) and 2017. mortuary.com.
Kristan Bramlett; and Born March 17, 1981,
eight great-grandchildren, she was of the Baptist 55/32 ISO 47/36 RN
Trisha Bramlett, Jayden faith. 56/38 RN 48/30 RN
Bramlett, Cheyenne Bram- She is predeceased by 56/50 SUN 59/39 RN
lett, Addison Watson, Av- her father, Ronnie Smith. 63/54 SUN 66/43 RN
ery Watson, Camden Wat- She leaves behind three 68/50 PS 54/38 RN
son, Charlee Grace Watson beautiful girls, Abbi, Gra- 58/37 SUN 50/31 RN
and Hayden Watson. cie, and Lizzy; also her 64/45 SUN 55/36 RN March 20 March 27 April 3 March 12
Mrs. Cantrell was pre- husband, mother, nanny, 52/37 ISO 48/30 ISO
deceased by four sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles,
Jean Boyles, Frances Rod- cousins, and especially
dy, Roberta Broderick and Legs. Wednesday Thursday Friday 62
Lucille Christopher. Visitation will be held at 73 76 74 39
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 51 39 40
held 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9, at Forest Hills Funeral 0.94
March 8, 2017 at His Vine- Home in Woodruff. A fu- Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 6.66
yard, conducted by Rev. neral service will follow at 62 51 56 64 -2.00
Keith Kelly. Burial will 3 p.m. 38 41 33 40 6:49 AM
follow in Wood Memorial 6:31 PM
Park. Lewis M. Taylor
Visitation will be held Veteran
1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lewis Melvin Taylor, 83,
church. died March 5, 2017.
The family is at their re- A native of
spective homes. Spartanburg
Online condolences may County, son of
be made at www.thewood- the late Bessie Johnson
mortuary.com. Taylor, he was a retired
machinist, a US Navy Viet-
nam Veteran and a mem-
BUSINESS: Storefronts fill up in Greer
ber of Southside Baptist FROM PAGE ONE
Church. Greer really excites COMING SOON
Surviving are his wife of Owner Craig Kinley said Along with Chon Thai
Bruce E. Taylor 60 years, Doris Jones Tay- he was excited about the us. The location on Restaurant, located at 219
lor of the home; two daugh- decision to locate in Greer Trade Street, downtown
Veteran ters, Teresa Brown (Byron) Station. Trade Street is a Greer patrons will be get-
Bruce Elliott Taylor, 94, and Tara Littlefield (Bill) The Growler Haus team ting more food and drink
passed away February 27, all of Greer; one brother, has been looking at Greer perfect fit for the options in the coming
2017 at his home. Fred Taylor (Frankie) of for about a year now, he days.
A native Greer; one sister, Verdenia said. What continues to type of environment Owned by Greenville en-
of Greenville Cupka (Frank) of Greer; impress us about Greer trepreneur Andrew Carter,
County, son four grandchildren, Erica is the proximity between we like to create... Barista Alley is getting set
of the late Charles E. and Scott, Emily Wentzky, Car- Greenville and Spartan- to open its doors in the
Lois Simmons Taylor, A oline Littlefield and Anna burg, the advanced man- spring.
Hazel M. Long 1949 graduate of Clemson Claire Littlefield and five ufacturing and logistics Ashley Hileski The new offering will be
Hazel Marie Caldwell University, a U.S. Army great-grandchildren, Ava industries with above av- Manager, Growler Haus a coffee and smoothie bar,
Henson Long, 85, went Veteran of WWII and a Scott, Samuel Lewis Scott, erage paying jobs as well taking up residence at 125
home to be with the Lord member of Bailey Masonic Joseph Wentzky, Wilson as the stellar team that is lanta, Georgia, catering to E. Poinsett St.
on February 28, 2017. Her Lodge #146 for 50 years. Scott and Grady Wentzky. driving economic develop- parties and special events It will have an industri-
husband and family were He was a former employee Mr. Taylor was prede- ment into the Greer area. around the city. al feel to it, Carter said.
by her side. of J.P. Stevens Victor Plant, ceased by two brothers, Ashley Hileski, manager What I enjoy most There will be concrete
A native of Waynesville, B&B Grocery and Dobson Calvin Taylor and Glenn of the Fountain Inn Growl- about my job is seeing flooring, Edison lights and
North Carolina, she was a Hardware. Mr. Taylor was Taylor and sister, Ileen er Haus, will also manage happy and satisfied cus- a rustic theme through-
daughter of the late Med- a member of Victor Bap- Flynn. the Greer location. tomers and hearing what out. It will be something
ford and Rosetta Wood tist Church for 65 years, Funeral services will Greer really excites us; they like about our prod- new for downtown Greer.
Caldwell. She was a mem- where he served as a dea- be held 2 p.m. Thursday, she said, the location on uct, Paul said. The hard- Carter has had the busi-
ber of El Bethel Baptist con, Sunday School Direc- March 9, 2017 at The Trade Street is a perfect est part of my job has to ness in the works for
Church, a devoted wife, tor and custodian. He was Wood Mortuary conduct- fit for the type of environ- be waking up very early several months now, and
mother and grandmother chosen as Greer Citizen of ed by Rev. Keith Kelly, Dr. ment we like to create for every morning to bake so construction is nearing
who loved spending time the Year in 2015 and was Drew Hines and Mr. Ken our craft beer tribe mem- that our customers can completion.
in the mountains. runner up for National Bogan. Burial will follow bers. We like to create a enjoy the freshest product Ive been around the
Surviving are her hus- Volunteer of the Year for in Hillcrest Memory Gar- coffee shop vibe, where possible. coffee industry all my life
band, Larry Lee Long of Greer Community Minis- dens. you can kick back on a Caked Bakery specializ- and this is something Im
the home; one son, Mi- tries in 2015. Pallbearers will be Mack couch and enjoy conver- es in gourmet cupcakes. really exited to do, Car-
chael K. Henson (Kelly) of Surviving are his daugh- Bailey, Quay Scott, Joe sations with friends, and We strive to give our ter said. Its been in the
Campobello; two daugh- ter, Bonita Nita Ellen Wentzky, Bruce Taylor, coworkers while sipping customers a fresh, home works for a while and its
ters, Janice Lynn Harvey of Taylor McCall of Greer; Bobby Dean Johnson and some of the best region- made product using quali- finally starting to come
Lyman and Karen Denise four grandchildren, An- Terry Taylor. al and national craft beer ty and wholesome ingredi- alive.
Edwards of Trenton, Ohio; gela McCall Tanner (P.J.), Honorary escort will around. ents, Paul said. We also Owens said Barista Al-
one daughter-in-law, Don- Kevin McCall (Kim), Heath- be National Health Care Growler Haus is open offer special ordering for ley, along with Greers
na M. Henson of Taylors; er Grooms (Nick) and -Unit 3, Activities Depart- Monday through Thursday cakes and other pastries. other new restaurant of-
two stepsons, Mark Long Holli Johnson (Michael); ment and Southside Bap- from 3-11 p.m., and Friday The small town feel of ferings, will be important
(Debra) and Barry Long four great-grandchildren, tist Church, Mens Sunday and Saturday from 11:30 Greer reminds Paul of his going forward.
(Kelly) both of Greer; one Taylor Grooms, Dawson school class. a.m. to midnight. growing up years in South These places are driv-
stepdaughter, Joyce John- Grooms, Alyssa Taylor Visitation will be held Carolina. ers for us downtown, Ow-
son (Doug) of Greer; thir- and Brady McCall; and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, CAKED BAKERY Also opening recent- ens said. People want to
teen grandchildren and six daughter-in-law, Lisa Lark March 8, 2017 at The Caked Bakery also be- ly was The Olive Grill, a be social, and these kinds
great-grandchildren. Taylor. Wood Mortuary. gan serving customers last Mediterranean restaurant of places provide a way to
Mrs. Long was prede- Mr. Taylor was prede- The family is at the month. located at 107 S. Main St. eat and gather.
ceased by her first hus- ceased by his wife of 63 home of a daughter, Tara After visiting a friend in The business serves cus-
band, George Dewey Hen- years, Bertha Bishop Tay- Littlefield. Greer, Owner Kelvin Paul tomers Wednesday-Satur- Kaelyn Pfenning contributed to this report.
son, Jr.; two sons, Ronald lor, a son, Bruce Edward In lieu of flowers, me- of Greenville decided to day each week. billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
and Timothy Henson; a Eddie Taylor, and a sis- morials may be made to fill the hole at 208 E. Poin-
son-in-law, Dave Edwards; ter, Allene Ruth Ford. National Health Care, Ac- sett St., vacated by a previ-
one brother, John D. Cald- Funeral services were tivities Department 1305 ous bakery in downtown.
well and two sisters, Addie held 2 p.m. Friday, March Boiling Springs Road, I decided to open Caked
Crane and Lois Songer. 3, 2017 at Victor Baptist Greer, SC 29650. Bakery in memory of my
Funeral services were Church, conducted by Online condolences may now deceased Grand-
held 2 p.m. Sunday, March Rev. Ken Vickery and Rev. be made at www.thewood- mother, who taught me For the treatment of Bed Sores and Diabetic Ulcers
5, 2017 at The Wood Mor- Jason Farr. Burial will fol- mortuary.com. how to bake, Paul said.
tuary, conducted by Rev. low in Hillcrest Memory She had a strong passion Available online or locally at:
Joe Seay, Rev. Mike Runion Gardens. for baking.
Paul first ventured into MEMORIAL PHARMACY

the cupcake business in 100 B Simpson Street Greenville, SC 29605

Church tries,helping those who
are in stronghold addic-
tions to obtain help to
Gaffney. The group will
eat lunch at Arbys in Ly-
2010 by starting a cupcake
business from a small
commercial kitchen in At-
Phone: 864-525-3567
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speaks at revivals, wom-

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Meet Pastor Patrick Clark

CHURCH NAME: ABOUT THE PASTOR: ways our hearts continue to be knit with
Turkic and Unreached Peoples. With first-
Pelham First Baptist Church My wife, Kelly, and I were both born and hand knowledge about the lack of Gospel
2720 S. Old Highway 14, Greer raised in Lancaster, SC. We were high access for so many people and groups, we
school sweethearts, became engaged are always driven to be a part of what the
during our college years, and married in Lord is doing to reach the least reached
EDUCATION: and underserved from our neighborhood
1993. Kelly is a graduate of Winthrop Uni-
versity with a degree in Special Education. to the nations.
Montreat College, Montreat, NC After returning from the field, the Lord
I am a graduate of York Technical College
and Montreat College with degrees in blessed us with the opportunity to be
Southeastern Baptist Theological called to serve as Pastor of a wonderful
Seminary, Wake Forest, NC Mechanical Engineering and Business
Administration. After college, we both church in our hometown of Lancaster.
worked many years in our professional He has both used us effectively, and has
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE: fields, and in 1996 were blessed with a taught us so much in this role. In the
daughter, Katelyn, then in 1998 we were summer of 2015, the Lord began to stir
Colossians 3:17 blessed with another daughter, Kayla. my heart that He was preparing us for a
Whatever you do in word or deed, do Both have developed into beautiful young ministry transition. In August of 2015, I
all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, ladies. Katelyn is married and has blessed stepped back into the Interim Pastor role
giving thanks through Him to God the us with our first grandchild, precious Riley and we began to prepare the church for
Father. Rae. Kayla is in her final semester of high that transition whenever and wherever
school, and is preparing to study Biology the Lord would choose to open a door
ABOUT YOU OR YOUR CHURCH: in the fall of 2017 at a college in Savannah, matching His people with our ministry
congregation began meeting there. In GA. gifting. We are excited about this season
On Saturday, March 7, 1885, a group of
ministers and laymen from nearby church-
New Trinity Baptist Church
1973, the church purchased the Pelham
Elementary School building, along with
As our children were being raised, the
Lords call on our lives to ministry was
in our walk of faith.
Our ministry vision is to develop disciples
es met at or near the Pelham Factory
for the purpose of organizing a Baptist
church. The first building was a 40 x 40
eleven acres of land,
New Trinity Baptist Church
from the Greenville
County School District. The building was
used as a fellowship building for recre-
being realized in our hearts, and in 2000
our family moved to Raleigh, NC where I
attended Seminary and graduated with a
and multiply His kingdom. My goals are
to serve God faithfully, serve Gods people
through equipping and encouraging,and
New Trinity Baptist Church
structure believed to have been com- ational activities and kindergarten. On Masters in Divinity. We had the privilege serve up Jesus to all people.
pleted in September of 1886. In January May 27, 1979 the first service was held in to follow the Lords call to Turkey, serving
1941, a new structure was879-2913
built and the our present church building. with the IMB from 2002-2010. In many
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Inman man gets

life in prison
An Inman man received Inman, had been bound
a life prison sentence around the head, wrists
without parole today for and ankles with duct tape.
shootings that claimed Ms. Scruggs was shot in
the life of a Chesnee man the head when she tried to
and seriously injured a leave the house. She sur-
Chesnee woman. vived the gunshot wound
Jason Andrew Cash, 25, and was able to go for help
was found guilty of mur- after the shooters fled the
der, attempted murder, crime scene in Mauldins
armed robbery, kidnap- car.
ping and first-degree bur- Ms. Scruggs quickly
glary the conclusion of a identified her assailants to
three-day jury trial. Cir- the attending medic who
cuit Judge Derham Coles responded to the scene.
prison sentence includes a She named Drew Cash and
consecutive 30-year prison Steven Lewis as the per-
sentence on the attempted petrators of the crimes.
murder conviction. Cash is from Inman, while
The shootings occurred Steven Richard Lewis, 31,
about 5:15 a.m. on May is from Greensboro, North
22, 2015 at a home on Carolina.
STEVE BLACKWELL | THE GREER CITIZEN Highway 11 West near Cash and Lewis were
Chesnee. Carey Mauldin, arrested days after the

Toppled 40, of Chesnee was found

inside the one-story home
with multiple gunshot
shooting in Greensboro
where they fled in Cashs
car after hiding a sto-
Green Pond Baptist Church near Reidville sustained damage from a rain/hail storm last Wednesday. Pastor Ricky Vines wounds to his head and len car near Campobello
said about 45 members were present in the fellowship hall when the storm hit. torso. Mauldins girlfriend, on some land owned by
Casey Lee Scruggs, 30, of Cashs family.

Taylors recognizes firefighters

BY KAELYN PFENNING also recognized Assistant recognized at an upcom- additions to Taylors Fire
STAFF WRITER Chief Bobby VanPelt, Lieu- ing event since they were and Sewer District: Seth
tenant Shane Bagwell and unable to attend their own Townsend as a sewer tech-
Taylors Fire Chief Bob- Firefighter Terry Rollins award presentation at the nician, Justin Lance as a
by Baker recognized per- and Firefighter Zackery 2016 Christmas party due sewer technician, Hector
sonnel for their years of Williams in their services to emergency calls. Serrano as an I&I techni-
service during the regular with the delivery of a child In other business, Tay- cian and Ryann Rackley as
Feb. 28 meeting. last August. lors Fire and Sewer District a GIS analyst.
Battalion Chief Ricky Together, they revived Commission unanimous- Recently, Gary Cantrell
Reed for the B-Shift has the tiny three-month pre- ly approved Resolution was promoted to Opera-
served 26 years, and Bat- mature child, and before 2017-1 authorizing a lease tions Supervisor, and Mike
talion Chief Carl Gossett Greenville County EMS agreement not to exceed Jone was promoted to TV
for the A-Shift has served arrived on scene, the $525,000 to finance sew- Crew Leader.
24 years. baby was breathing, had a er equipment, including a Fire Marshall James Bak-
Lieutenants Shane Bag- strong pulse and began to generator for a pump sta- er informed the district
well and Terry Sullivan cry, Chief Reed said.Not tion, a 4-door and 4-wheel about Taylors Fire Depart-
have served 20 years each only was the child saved drive truck, a dump truck, ment participation in the
as of Dec. 2, 2016, and but the mother was being a track hoe and a GIS map- !0th annual St. Baldricks
Lieutenants Clint Johnson taken care of as well. ping plotter. of The Upstate head shave
and Ricky Burgess have The child, along with the The agreement authoriz- event on March 19 for its
served 17 years and 15 mother, was transport- es Samantha Bartow, the ninth time.
years respectively as of ed to the hospital where Director of Sewer Services, Taylors Fire Department
Dec. 2 and Dec. 5. both were said to be do- to distribute a request and The Eastside YMCA
Firefighters Chad Cool- ing better than expected, for proposalswhich has have partnered together
ey, Kyle West and Nathan- he continued. After the concludedand to nego- for The Eastside YMCA
iel Melton have served 10 call, the feeling of joy and tiate with and accept the Firefighter Community 5K. 309 Northview Drive Greer
years, one year and one pride was palpable with proposal to finance the 848-1935
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21, 21 and 22. Chief Reed recommend- During the meeting, Bar-
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Tigers hoping to stay hungry in 2017 BLAME

BY BILLY Brooks were All-Region
CANNADA selections, he continued. BILLY
SPORTS We have been solid in the
EDITOR field defensively and ex-
pect to be throughout the
season. Blake Cannon is
among the best defensive MJs coolness
pionship will outfielders in the area and

likely have to will anchor our outfield he ceiling is the roof.
go through defense in center field. These are the beau-
B l u e Cannon, along with fellow tiful words of Michael
Ridge this seniors, Brooks and Thom- Jordan, who addressed
year, as as, will give us a solid out- a sold out crowd at the
the Tiger field. Smith Center Saturday
baseball Henson will also ex- night at halftime of the
team gets set pect production from TJ North Carolina/Duke
to defend its 2016 Highsmith, Jeremy Col- game.
conference title. lins, Jackson Morris, Bren- For those that might be
We are certainly excit- nan Deyo, Jake Cooper confused by this quote
ed, head coach Travis and Matthew Pruitt. that has gone viral, theres
Henson said. We have Heading into the season, only one thing you need
a great group of players pitching depth is a con- to understand.
and I have a tremendous cern for the Tigers. Michael Jordan is cool,
coaching staff. Among our graduat- therefore anything he
The Tigers return six of PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN ing seniors last season says (within reason) is
their nine starters from a were Ethan Few and John also cool. Id go a step fur-
year ago. The Blue Ridge baseball team will enter conference play as one of the favorites to win the Coker, who were our top ther to say anything Mi-
We have a great core title after a 20-win season in 2016. two arms in our run to a chael Jordan does (within
of solid players return- region title, Henson said. reason) is cool as well.
ing from a 20-win team ed and will provide great Southern are outstanding add to a great senior class. Colby Thomas has looked Those are just the rights
last season and a Region leadership for our group. team leaders. CJ Brooks, Henderson and South- good in the pre-season, you earn as the greatest
Championship, Henson Clemson-signee, Elijah Blake Cannon, Travis Lan- ern were both All State having made big starts for professional athlete the
said. We have seven se- Henderson, and Toccoa caster, Colby Thomas, and selections last season and us last season. Junior Zach world has ever seen.
niors who have provid- Falls-signee, Brandon newcomer, Sonny Stevens Henderson, Southern, and SEE TIGERS | B2 Michael Jordan makes a
movie called Space Jam.
result: Space Jam, and

RHS relying on bullpen

Looney Toons by associa-
tion, is cool.
Michael Jordan wears
huge circular earrings
BY BILLY CANNADA (similar to what you
SPORTS EDITOR would see in a bulls
nose) result: those ear-
With an experienced rings are cool.
roster and a strong pitch- Michael Jordan has an
ing rotation, the Riverside ugly cry face during his
baseball team is hoping Hall of Fame induction
to make some noise in its result: one of the coolest/
new region this spring. wide-spread internet me-
The Warriors have mes is created.
worked their way to an So, when Michael Jordan
early 3-1 record after a tells you that the ceiling is
strong showing at the Bat- the roof, you better listen!
tle of the Upstate. People love MJ.
We finished the Battle He has, in so many
of the Upstate with a 3-1 ways, transcended the
record, defeating Green- sport of basketball be-
ville, Woodmont and Clin- coming a measuring stick
ton and our one loss was a for success.
tight 2-1 game vs. Boiling Its why people say,
Springs, head coach Tra- Tom Brady is the Michael
vis Pitman said. I am very Jordan of football, or
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN confident in that we are PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN That Billy Cannada is the
returning 14 players with Michael Jordan of writ-
Greers Will Pitts slides into home during a recent non- varsity experience. The Warriors went 3-1 at the Battle of the Upstate. ing.
region matchup Those players include Hes so good that his
seniors Heath Dillard, kins and freshman Caden tough. name literally means that
Brooks OBrien, Bryson Grice. Our new region is youre the best at some-

Landreth joins Smart, Mason McGregor,

Clark Derrick, Corey Jen-
Though the experience
is there, the schedule is
tough, Pitman said.
Its crazy to see how
much weight his name
still carries. Before he was

Greer baseball
even introduced Satur-
day night, the crowd was
going bananas in anticipa-
tion. Jordan was flooded
BY BILLY CANNADA on. We have to overcome with applause and cheers
SPORTS EDITOR some mental barriers, but as he walked out to center
these young men have re- court.Who wouldnt say
The diamond Yellow sponded well. some dumb stuff under
Jackets are under new For Landreth, it couldnt that amount of pressure.
management heading into be a better gig. Announcing his brands
the spring. The community is new partnership with UNC
Matt Landreth assumed great, he said. They care football and hoping to say
head coach duties for the a lot about their athletics something to the effect of
Greer baseball team earli- and I am proud to say that the sky is the limit, Jor-
er this school year, taking there is some excitement dan muttered The ceiling
over for longtime coach about baseball that has is the roof.
Bob Massullo. returned. We have had Hes not wrong. Hes not
Since his arrival, several businesses and in- right either, but his state-
Landreth said hes been dividuals help with dona- ment isnt completely
trying to build relation- tions and sponsorships. I without truth. The ceiling
ships and make the most cant be thankful enough PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN is basically the roofjust
of his players potential. to those individuals who like the sky is basically
I spent a lot of time are helping our program Led by experienced arms, the Byrnes softball team is hoping to make another run at a the limit.
cultivating relationships get better. The more re- state title in 2017. The internet instant-
and getting to know the sources we have, the bet- ly went crazy over this

Arboleda, Widmyer to lead

guys. If they know I care ter we can be. We have had phrase. Shirts were print-
for them as individuals some good crowds at our ed by Monday morning
more than as athletes, games so far and I believe and all the major outlets
they tend to play harder they will get bigger and were talking about it in

Lady Rebel pitching staff

for me and for the team, better as we go along. some capacity.
Landreth said. The mis- The Yellow Jackets will Its a bit comical, but
sion of our program is to rely on the leadership of there is an overarching
be the toughest team on several older players to message here. Michael
the field. If we just refuse lead the team through re- BY BILLY CANNADA cluding several All-Region have one of the stron- Jordan can make literally
to lose, we can put our- gion play. SPORTS EDITOR names. gest pitching staffs in the anything cool because,
selves in a position to win Justin JB Brooks is We have a good mixture state. well, hes Michael Jordan.
each game, each day. We a leader on and off the The Lady Rebels are of experience and youth In addition to Widmy- Monday morning, North
accomplished a lot in our field, Landreth said. He hoping to make their way returning this season, er and Arboleda, Aiken Carolina coach Roy Wil-
fall and winter practice, is one of our two cap- to another state champi- Aiken said. We return is looking for production liams agreed.
and our hard work has tains. He will be a starter onship this spring, and both Kasey Widmyer and from senior Parker Birch, Hes Michael Jordan.
shown up in our presea- on the mound and anchor theyll do it with experi- Tatum Arboleda to the junior Haven Pesce and He can say anything he
son play. We still have a down first base and third enced arms on the mound. mound this year, as well junior Christa Whitesides. wants, Ol Roy said.
few things to work on, but base. He is very well-re- The Byrnes softball as the addition of eighth We have some youth in UNC should run with
we should continue to get spected in the school and team returns a number of grader Haylee Whitesides. a few spots that will need this. The ceiling is the
better as the season rolls SEE GREER | B2 familiar faces in 2017, in- I feel confident that we SEE BYRNES | B2 roof, yall.

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Lady Jackets
Welcome battle adversity
to the
To start
to work much. Thats the
goal anyway.

new season The Lady Jackets will
open up conference play
next week with a series
SPORTS EDITOR Greer will play each region

t really made no sense opponent twice, including
at all. How could one of We have dealt with inju- Union County, which won
the greatest left fielders ries and illnesses that have a state title a year ago.
of all-time, one of the kept us from playing in The last week of regu-
great base stealers in his- scrimmages and our pre- lar season, we have Blue
tory (first all-time in effi- season tournament, head Ridge twice and Union in
ciency, fifth all-time base coach Ashleigh Anderson the same week, Ander-
stealer) and a seven-time said. (But) Im pretty con- son noted. That will be
All-Star be ignored for fident in the team I have the true test for us in my
two decades by the pow- returning, plus the new opinion.
ers that be, those baseball PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN additions on the team. As long as we are play-
writers who hold the keys That team consists of ing together pitchers
to Cooperstown. The Eastside baseball team will take on Greenville and Hillcrest next week in non- three seniors, three ju- hitting spots and working
But there it was before conference action. niors, three sophomores on control, offense being
me in the paper that and three freshmen. Key patient at the plate, doing
mid-January morning ... contributors will likely in- the little things that we
Raines had finally been
elected and I, who have
written about Raines
merits ad nauseam in
Eastside baseball set to clude Shaan Delport, Syd-
ney Craig, Taylor Hannah,
Tanaya Ellis and Mary Es-
need to do each game
there is no reason we
shouldnt make the play-
this column, was set free.
The fact that the Baseball
Writers Association of
America also took two of
take shot at region title Hitting and pitching
will be strong for us, as
long as pitchers settle in
and hitters are patient
Aside from longterm
goals, Anderson wants her
team to focus on limiting
errors and strikeouts, tak-
my other pro bono cases BY BILLY CANNADA have needed time to get ev- teams, Erwin said. Union at the plate, Anderson ing the season one game
in Jeff Bagwell and Ivan SPORTS EDITOR eryone on the same page. and Greer have new coach- said. Our defense may at a time.
Rodriguez made things From the first scrimmage es that will make them be weak a little as some Greer will travel to Berea
only that much sweet- The Eastside baseball until the previous season better. We will have to be players are playing posi- on Thursday for a non-re-
er. Then I had another team is looking to make tournament, there has ready to play every game tions they would not nor- gion showdown.
question: What took them another run at the play- been great improvement to the best of our ability to mally play. As long as
so long? offs this spring, but with a in the level of play and the have a chance to win. pitchers are hitting spots, billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
Bagwell and Rodriguez tough region schedule and unity of our team. Erwin said he expects our defense may not have
were painted with the some young players, head Tyler Stewart and Hunt- his team to be strong on
steroid scandal tar brush, coach Scott Erwin knows er Garlington will share defense, hopefully creat-
and that was the sole rea-
son why they had to wait
for induction. Apparently,
his guys cannot afford to
look ahead.
Our only goal at this
time at catcher, while Ben
Arendt and Will Posey
share first base duties.
ing opportunities for hit-
We will be strong pitch-
GREER: Welcomes coach
the unwritten rule for the point is to get better and Infielders include: Noah ing and defensively, Er- FROM B1 will have to focus on doing
BBWAA is that admitted play the best we can play Mitchell, Kane Trujillo, win said. We have a good the small things well and
or indicted steroid abus- every day, he said. If Joseph Mershon, Tank pitching staff and good community. He is a team limiting mistakes.
ers (Barry Bonds, Mark we do that, we will have a Harrison and Hunter Tay- depth. This will help with first guy and is one of my We have to get better
McGwire, Sammy Sosa, chance to make the play- lor; and outfielders will the new pitch count rules hardest workers. at limiting our mistakes,
Roger Clemens, Rafael offs and have a good sea- be Patrick Kress, Cody that are in effect this year. Landreth also expects he said. Whether thats
Palmeiro, for instance) are son. Coffey, TJ Gist, Thomas The way the region strong showings from at the plate or in the field,
to be banned; those who Erwin said his club has Deyoung, Dixon Douglas, schedule is set up,we will Josh Fenton, Garrett Dill to give ourselves the best
are suspected or gossiped performed well over the Bryce Spurrier and Steve have to find ways to score and Noah Hannon. chance to win, weve got to
about will have to wait past two weeks, as the Ea- Wagner. runs, he said. It will be (Fenton) has a good cut down on these things.
a ballot or two to think gles get set to enter region Eastside hopes to find it- different from game to fastball and a good break- Taking the hit by pitch, be-
about their sins in what competition. self in the hunt for a region game. ing ball to keep hitters ing ready to hit when we
is baseballs version of This has been a good title in April, but doing so The Eagles face match- off-balance. He also plays step in the box, being ag-
purgatory. Now they are preseason for us, Erwin will require knocking off ups with Greenville and first base and has been gressive on the base paths,
spotless, enshrined forev- said. We have a lot of some tough competition. Hillcrest next week. one of our better bats in making the majority of all
er in upstate New York. young players and old- Blue Ridge and Trav- the lineup so far, he said. the routine plays and all
Raines, for historical er players with very little elers Rest will be well billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076 Garrett Dill is an eighth of the web gem plays, ex-
reasons, will more than playing experience, so we coached and very good grader playing up. He ecuting pitches and timely
likely be remembered for will play a vital role in hitting - all these can lead
two things: cocaine and our infield and be one of us to victory.

collusion. The standout, our guys on the mound Although hes a new
superstar high-school hammered her fourth ho- a single to leadoff of the as well. He brings a con- head coach, Landreth isnt
athlete out of Sanford, mer of the season over the inning as Megan Johnson fidence to the field that afraid to set the bar high.

Florida, flush with money fence. The dinger scored set the table for Morgan most eighth graders do Our ultimate team goal
for the first time in his Grace DeBoer who led the Herlong. Herlong would not possess. is to win a state champion-
life, decided to spend inning off with a walk and come through in a big way The head coach said ship every year, he said.
it on drugs ... cocaine, earned NGU a 2-0 lead. for NGU, sending back an Hannon will likely serve We can do this is we play
specifically. During the The rally continued and Emmanuel pitch over the as the teams designated hard-nosed baseball. Win-
infamous Pittsburgh drug NGU SOFTBALL KNOCKS the Crusaders finished the fence in right field to ex- hitter. ning helps develop con-
trials in 1985, Raines OFF EMMANUEL opener with nine-hits, led tend the lead to four runs. He may even provide us fidence. Losing helps us
copped to the fact that he North Greenville took by DeBoer and Herlong Amanda Croffin fin- with a few innings on the deal with adversity and
played many games high its first league double-dip who both had two. ished off her shutout in mound, Landreth said. make necessary adjust-
on coke, did coke in the on Saturday sweeping Em- the final half of the frame, He is a great vocal lead- ments. But if we dont
clubhouse during games manuel College with a pair NORTH GREENVILLE 6, stranding two Emmanu- er and his presence alone strive to win a state cham-
and even developed his of 6-0 wins. EMMANUEL 0 el runners in the process. goes a long way in the pro- pionship, we are setting
head-first slide in order to Johnson continued her Croffin pitched a com- gram. We have good team our goals too low.
protect the eight ball he NORTH GREENVILLE 6, solid day in game one as plete game for the Cru- chemistry and leaders.
had in his back pocket. EMMANUEL 0 she gave the Crusaders saders, holding the Lions With a tough stretch of billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
The next year, he won Game one was a pitching with second hit of the day, scoreless while allowing region games ahead, Greer
the batting title, only dual for the first several a double in the third in- just five hits.
the third switch hitter innings as neither team ning that scored Shayna Megan Johnson led the

WARRIORS: Look ahead

in history to do so. He was able to punch the Finley to give NGU a 1-0 NGU offense with a 3-4
led the league in on-base first runs. The Crusaders lead. Kate Lee would also performance in game two
percentage (.413) and stranded one runner in the chip in with her second with an RBI. Herlong was
times on base (274). After first three frames while RBI hit of the day, loop- 2-4 with two RBI and two FROM B1
that season, he was a free the Lions left three on the ing in a double that plat- runs scored while Lee, in games.
agent. The only clubs that paths. ed Herlong and extended Roach, and DeBoer all fin- It consists of Mauldin, As the Warriors set goals
showed any interest were The Crusaders scratched NGUs lead to four. ished with a hit. Lee and Hillcrest, Wade Hampton, for the regular season, Pit-
... none of them. Instead the first scores of the NGUs bats would fall Roach also scored a run Laurens and Greenwood. man said his team is fo-
of the sound of ch-ching, game in the fourth in- silent until the seventh and accounted for an RBI. We open up with Laurens cusing on the short-term
he got the sleepy melody ning when Megan Johnson inning. The Crusaders got and Mauldin and the first rather than the long-term.
of crickets. Why? Because two weeks will tell us a (Our goals are) scoring
the owners of the league lot on how the region will at least six or more runs a
colluded together in order
to keep salaries down.
Raines was re-signed
BYRNES: Ready for region competition stack up. It will be a very
tough road ahead but we
are looking forward to
game, having 50 percent
quality at bats per game
and having at least one
to the Expos, missing FROM B1 ilar to the past with Gaff- win whatever game we are competing. big inning a game, Pitman
out on the lucrative New ney coming back, Aiken playing that day and to try Pitman said the strength said.
York Yankee contract time to develop, Aiken said. We are going to play not to look too far ahead, of his team will come from We must be consistent
everyone thought he had said. We also have a few three games against each Aiken said. Of course, our the bullpen. all season in all aspects of
coming his way. Can you people playing out of their region team, so ties should goal is to win the region We are returning nine the game, he said.
imagine that? An outfield normal positions right not be an issue. Boiling and compete for the state pitchers with varsity ex- Riverside will take on
consisting of Tim Raines, now.I feel like the pre-sea- Springs is always a strong title, but we are mostly perience, he said. But, Laurens and Mauldin next
Rickey Henderson and son has gone well and has team. Gaffney has some focusing on winning each We need to improve offen- week.
Dave Winfield? With Billy given us a chance to de- very good players and day and letting the rest sively being more aggres-
Martin managing Raines velop the identity of this Dorman is well coached, take care of itself. sive at the plate and work billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
and Henderson to boot? years team. It has allowed so I believe our region will We are one of the top harder to score runs early
That would have been a our younger players to get be a strong one. teams in the state, but you
sight to see. a lot of game experience While Byrnes hopes to have to show up each day
But Raines will be best prior to the season. be in the hunt for a title and continue to impro-
remembered for being Although theres been a in April, Aiken said the ve throughout the season
one of the premier play- slight shake up in the re- Rebels arent counting if you have any chance of
ers of not only his era, gion, Aiken doesnt antici- their chickens before they winning it all, she said.
but all-time. Bill James pate it will affect her team. hatch.
ranks him as the 40th Our region will be sim- Our No. 1 goal is to billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
greatest position player of
all-time. The record books
remember him, too. Hes
remembered for having
an uncanny knack to win
ballgames with grand
TIGERS: Setting attainable season goals
slams and triples. One FROM B1 runners on base against feel any of the five teams
also could point to his Wade Hampton and 11 could win this region, and
victory over drugs and the Waddell, Jeremy Collins, against Powdersville. We any one of the five could
sportsmanlike conduct and Jackson Morris, and have been one or two key be the fifth place team
he displayed during his Ryan Nix will all be key hits away from breaking that does not make the
career. arms for us. Waddell has games open. playoffs.
Tim Raines, the Rock the most experience of Although his team ex- Our motto is stay hun-
before theyre was a the four juniors on the pects to compete for a re- gry, Henson said. We
Rock, welcome to the mound, and Collins has gion title, Henson knows are never satisfied with
Hall of Fame. been extremely effective the competition will be any level of success. Even
in the preseason. stiff. after disappointing out-
We will also need to im- Our region is so com- ings, at-bats, or innings,
prove our pitch selection petitive, he said. I be- we maintain our resolve to
and two-strike approach, lieve it is the toughest re- stay hungry.
he added. We left 12 gion top to bottom. I truly
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BY REID SPENCER win by .564 seconds. up the No. 1 position for a lot throughout the day,
Dale Earnhardt Jr vs. Brad Keselowski

to learn how to kind of use I really didnt think I was

NASCAR WIRE Larson came home sec- restart on Lap 270. Larson said. Any time both feet to get around the even close on pit lane.
ond, followed by two driv- But Keselowski perse- I was in front of him on bottom and to do a good It gets to bouncing
Thanks to the uninten- ersMatt Kenseth and Ka- vered, and by the time the short runs, hed drive job with that. around, and I thought I
tional generosity of the sey Kahnewho lost laps final caution flag waved around me up top. And so In the first Atlanta race was being conservative.
dominant driver in Sun- early but recovered to run on Lap 309, he had worked I knew I was going to have since NASCAR added Apparently, I wasnt. ... I
days Folds of Honor Qui- third and fourth, respec- his way up to third in the to take his line away on more timing lines to mea- was just pushing it too
kTrip 500, opportunistic tively. Daytona 500 run- running order. When Har- that start there for a cou- sure pit road speed, the hard.
Brad Keselowski won the ner-up Chase Elliott over- vick drew the penalty on ple of laps and try it. I just sanctioning body gave On the positive side,
second Monster Energy came a pit road speeding Lap 311, Keselowski re- didnt have enough grip out more speeding tickets Harvick leaves Atlanta
NASCAR Cup Series race penalty incurred on a started third after pitting or not as much as Id than a county sheriff in a with two additional play-
of the season. green-flag stop on Lap 212 for tires, got past Kenseth hoped. He did a good job one-stoplight town. Har- off points for winning
Kevin Harvick led 292 of to finish fifth. in the first corner and being a lane lower than me vick was penalized for the the first two stages of the
the 325 laps at the 1.54- Keselowski overcame tracked down Larson five and getting to my inside. 13th and final speeding in- race. He also holds the
mile track, but a pit road his own issues to put his laps later. So, it was disappoint- fraction of the race. series lead by four points
speeding penalty under No. 2 Team Penske Ford in Larson, who character- ing not to get the win, but Yeah, this place, for over Stewart-Haas Racing
caution on Lap 311 sent position to win the race. ized Harvicks speeding Im happy about our sec- whatever reason, I just teammate and Daytona
him to the back of the Keselowski beat Harvick penalty as a Christmas ond-place run at a 1.5-mile RestauRant
feel like Im snake-bitten, winner Kurt Busch.
field for the final restart. off pit road after stops present, knew what to ex- (track) where I struggle. I said Harvick, who won his St. Keselowski
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spot and pulled away to turn to pit road and give I raced around Brad a do. So, it was a lot of fun Its my own doing today.
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Notice is hereby given that
PLUS intends to apply to
the South Carolina De-
partment of Revenue for
a license/permit that will
allow the sale and ON
premises consumption
of beer and wine at 1921
GREER, SC 29651. To
object to the issuance
of this permit/license,
written protest must be
postmarked no later than
March 17, 2017.
For a protest to be valid,
it must be in writing, and
should include the follow- Rouse Farming, Inc. in Seven Springs, NC is hiring 4 temporary
ing information: Farm workers and Laborers from 04/15/2017 to 12/15/2017: 40
(1) the name, address hrs./ week. Worker will plant, cultivate, and harvest tobacco by
and telephone number of hand. Worker will plant tobacco plugs using tobacco transplanter
the person filing the pro- machine. Chops weeds between plants using hand tools such as
test; hoes and shovels. Worker will top and sucker tobacco to remove
(2) the specific rea- tobacco flowers. Harvest workers may move along rows and
sons why the application break off ripe leaves of tobacco, place on trailer, and move in
should be denied; unison with the field vehicle. Workers are required to work in
(3) that the person pro- fields when tobacco leaves are wet with dew or rain. Workers may
testing is willing to attend
assist in removing tobacco from barn. Other crops may include
a hearing (if one is re-
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(4) that the person pro- experience in general farm work. The use or possession or being
testing resides in the under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working
same county where the time is prohibited May operate a tractor. No smoking permitted
proposed place of busi- due to disease control in tobacco. $11.27/hr. (prevailing wage).
ness is located or within Guarantee of 3/4 of the workdays. All work tools, supplies, and
five miles of the business; equipment furnished without cost to the worker. Free housing
and, is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their
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plicant and the address and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or
of the premises to be li-
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The Greer Citizen


New sketching class draws on local talent


Ashley Brickner, who

discovered her talent at
the age of eight, recently
brought The Drawing Den
to Stomping Grounds in
The Drawing Den, which
takes place from 7-8:30
p.m. every Monday night,
is a free way for local art
enthusiasts to show off Ashley Brickner
their talent.
Bring your sketch pad Brickner, along with her
and draw with like-mind- mother and sister, always
ed sketchers, Brickner had an interest in art, she
said. Its open to kids said, but I realized I could
(7+), teens, and adults who draw people accurately
love to draw. from looking at a photo
Brickner, who started around the age of eight
The Drawing Den on Feb. when I was home sick
6 in Greer, had a good from school one day and
relationship with the own- bored in bed.
er of Stomping Grounds, As Brickner entered the
and Lisa Garland offered workforce in corporate
the Monday night spot. America, she became a
An average of five artists, banker for a time while Local artists gathered at Stomping Grounds in downtown Greer to work on projects with local talent Ashley Brickner
adults and children, join drawing on the side. nearby to lend a hand as needed.
Brickner. Most of my clients,
We try to secure the peers, and networking ends meet, she said. I've Painting. The Drawing Den Even though I would be to Greer in 1992 because
large table in the back of connections never remem- now been a full-time artist came about as people of working on my own draw- of her dads job when
the room, Brickner said, bered me as the banker for five years and in busi- all ages kept asking her ings, I would take a few she was in seventh grade.
and most people get a but as the artist, Brick- ness for 10. about private drawing les- minutes here and there Since then, Brickner has
drink or snack to settle ner said. Brickner has been in sons, Brickner said. to help people at the ta- also started a Drawing Den
in for an hour and a half After having her son in business for 10 years in I just don't have time to ble if they had any draw- in downtown Greenville
of drawing, watching each 2009, Brickner returned Greenville as an artist. accommodate private les- ing questions for me, she once a month on specified
other, and sharing tips. to banking but felt like I Her signature service is sons with my business, continued. Sundays from 3-5 p.m. at
An hour and a half may was wasting my talent and drawing Detailed Pencil Brickner said. So, since Brickner enjoys the com- M Jidson Booksellers. The
seem like a long time to never got to see my son. Portraits of dogs, children, I spend time producing radery as well as the free- schedule is posted on her
sit in one spot, but time is In 2012, Brickner be- houses, and more. Other drawings alone daily for dom of doing a job that I'm home web page at www.
always against an artist, came a full-time artist by services include: Simple commissioned work, I good at and the emotion byashleyllc.com.
she continued, especially drawing from home. Sketches, Signature So- thought it would be nice that a completed drawing
if I stop and go with draw- I did everything I could nograms, Drink & Draw to invite people to join evokes in people. kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076
ing and answering ques- to get my name out and Classes, Senior Citizen me and work on their own Originally from New
tions in between. drum up business to make Drawing Classes, and Face projects. Orleans, Brickner moved

Mohr retires from Buena

Vista, Burgess steps in

After 15 years of service

at Buena Vista Elementa-
ry, Principal Ann Mohr is
planning to retire at the
end of the school year.
Dave Burgess is set to
take over the position on
July 1, following Mohrs
I have served Greenville
County Schools for 29
years, Mohr said. While
Ann Mohr Dave Burgess
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN I have loved every year at students, teachers and the her on how she was rais-
Buena Vista, it is time for community at large. ing her daughter.
Dancers enjoyed a throwback to the 70s at this years Saved by the Heart Soiree. me to exercise other op- I would like to thank I have also had teach-
tions at this stage of my the community and the ers attend extracurricular

SEVENTIES SOIREE educational career.

My favorite memory at
Buena Vista is the success
parents of the students
who I have served over the
years for their continual
activities that my children
are involved in, Hartzog
continued.To take the
of the Learning Communi- support, Mohr said. time, outside of school,

Local rescue raises funds ty and the smiles of all the

students, Mohr contin-
ued. I am going to miss
the educational conversa-
Burgess, who is assum-
ing the role of principal, is
currently serving as Assis-
tant Principal.
to connect with their stu-
dents and cultivate rela-
tionships is as important
to student growth as the
Saved by the Heart held tions with my colleagues Dave and his wife, Dee, things being taught inside
its sixth annual Soiree last and the daily hugs re- moved to Greenville this the classroom.
Friday at Grace Hall. ceived from my students. past fall.He and his wife The community feel of
This years theme was Mohr, a native of Sum- are the parents of 22 the school despite more
Staying Alive! That 70s ter, came to Greenville year-old twins: Jordan, than 900 children in atten-
Party, which includ- County Schoolsin 1990 a volleyball player and dance stood out to Hartz-
ed best dressed and as a seventh grade math med student at Stanford og.
dance contests. teacher at Bryson Middle. University, and Nick, an When members of ad-
The fundraiser ben- My husband and I love accounting major at the ministration can remem-
efits rescued pets and this area and early in our University of Florida. ber each childs name, and
pet-friendly community marriage decided this area Dr. Dee Burgess is an the names of their parents
programs in the Upstate would be where we would Associate Professor of Ac- and siblings, I find that
South Carolina. seek to eventually retire, counting at Florida Gulf to be something special,
Founded in 2011, Saved Mohr said of the Greer Coast University. Dave Hartzog said.
by the Heart is based out area. brings to Buena Vista El- I would say the biggest
of Greer for the purpose Upon retirement, Mohr ementary 22 years expe- issue I have encountered
of offering education and has a standing invitation rience in administration is the limited parking that
community events to pro- to lunch with her grand- with 15 years experience is available, Hartzog con-
mote positive animal wel- daughter, she said. I also as a Principal. tinued. Because we have
fare. hope to continue to im- His service has spanned such an involved commu-
We work through a fos- pact preservice student from a small country ele- nity at our school, when
ter network to rehabilitate teachers. mentary school to an inner they have family events or
and rehome special needs As principal, Mohr city Kindergarten through activities, parking is an is-
pets, said Jessica Monroe, participated in being a 8thgrade International sue.I guess thats a good
Director and Founder of lead learner with her col- Baccalaureate program. problem to have, but it is
Saved by the Heart. We leagues, allowing her to Dave builds relation- something I think most
use the Adoptapet website PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN influence the direction of ships through collabo- parents notice.
to find potential adopters. education programs of- ration and shared lead- To help alleviate parking
These people go through Kathy Sarles holds up a pet pillow that was among the fered to students and fam- ership which empowers issues, Buena Vista has at-
a screening process to ilies. all involved to lead.He tempted to stagger events.
make sure we are match-
raffle ticket prizes. I have loved seeing how has found that as people It has also offered
ing the pet and owner for innovation impacts stu- lead, their expectations events on multiple days,
lifestyle, personality, and dent motivation, Mohr for themselves and those and our administration
household. said. The hardest part around them increases, has worked with nearby
Currently, Saved by the of being a principal is and innovation occurs al- facilities to have availabil-
Heart has more than 30 communicating necessary most naturally. ity for overflow parking,
animals in the foster net- information positively Loree Hartzog, a parent, Hartzog said.
work. The length of stay when the message may be first became involved with Originally from Mor-
for an animal depends on viewed by the receiver in a Buena Vista Elementary gantown, WV, Hartzog
the amount of rehabilita- negative light. when her family moved to and her family moved to
tion and surgeries. My greatest desire has Greenville in 2011. Greenville, SC, in August
Healthy kittens can be been to build a safe and I have stayed involved 2011 when her husband
adopted out as soon as positive learning environ- because I still have chil- took a job in the area.
vetting is done, Monroe ment for students, Mohr dren that attend and be- Greenville is such a
said. However, animals PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN continued. I yearned to cause I love the school, great place to live and
with extensive injuries share my expertise in in- Hartzog said. Its such a raise a family, Hartzog
may take months. Debra Dorris - best dressed Karen Thomas - best dancer novation, creative think- great school with the best said. The schools are fan-
The greatest continu- ing, and technology.I staff and administration tastic, the community ac-
ing need is for dog and cat used to provide food and I saw a need in the com- absolutely loved being a around. tivities have a family feel,
food as well as monetary medical treatment. munity to offer more sup- classroom teacher and One of her favorite and the people are some
donations for medical ex- Ive been rescuing for port and education to the believed that by being a memories happened when of the most gracious and
penses, she said 10 years prior to opening system. principal I would impact a teacher made a personal friendly people I have ever
The funds raised are the rescue, Monroe said. a larger number of people: phone call to compliment met.
The Greer Citizen


Roper Mountain to host Space Day

Re-open This is Rocket Science
stage show in the Hipp
Highs FIRST Robotics
Team 283, The Generals
and make orbit crafts,
Mars and Moon globes
Space Tourism Work-
shopLearn about where
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.- As-

giant dome, A UH-72A Lakota Heli-
copter with the SC Army
straw rockets, face paint-
ing, or get shrink wrapped
you can go to see space
shuttles, comets, suborbit-
Noon - Eclipse: The Sun
National Guard PARI offers AstroSurf al flights, simulator rides, Revealed
Scene from Sing
planetarium Flight Simulators from with Smiley: Take data and speculate about being Visitors can also en-

Byrnes High School Hon- with a 4.6m radio tele- a tourist in space joy additional activities
COUCH THEATER Roper Mountain Science
ors Aviation
Straw Rocket Design
scope located in North
Build a Styrofoam Plate
Glider with Fisher Middle
across Roper Mountain in
the Marine Lab, Tropical
BY SAM STRUCKHOFF Center has partnered with Challenge Fly Tiny Whoop mi- School Junior Beta Club Rainforest, Ecology, and
organizations from across See a tabletop comet, cro drones throughout Astronomers will be on Discovery Labs, and Living
NEW RELEASES the Upstate to bring in build a solar bead buddy, the Symmes Hall of Sci- hand to demonstrate and History Farm.
FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 20 interactive exhibits and or look at emission spec- ence. Explore drone and discuss telescopes with All events are included
hands on activities for tra with Clemson Physics Radio-Controlled aircraft solar viewing outside the in the general admission
PICKS OF THE WEEK Space Day 2017 to be held and Astronomy technology, try flight for Daniel Observatory and to the Center:
Sing (PG) -- A down- Saturday, March 11, from Hands-on Nanoscience yourself on a drone sim- visitors can purchase cus- Roper Mountain Science
on-his-luck Koala (with 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the center. activities ulator, and learn how to tom Roper Mountain Sci- Center is located at 402
the voice of an enthused A sampling of Space Day Make and Take a Pocket feasibly get involved with ence Center Eclipse glass- Roper Mountain Road in
Matthew McConaughey) 2017 activities include: Solar System with Purdue all facets of aviation es. Greenville.
tries to save his theater Moon Rocks, Meteorites, Club of Upstate SC Experience Asheville Shows and show times For more information,
with a singing contest and and Historic NASA Arti- Space Discovery Lab Star Trek Club, The USS in the newly renovated visit RoperMountain.org
ends up with a whole me- facts on display with Wade Hampton Alaric, and explore their Hooper Planetarium are: or call 355-8906.
nagerie of talented crit-
ters pinning their hopes


and dreams on the result.
The competitors include
an overworked mother of

To Do
many piglets (Reese With- Call for Artists

erspoon), sensitive teen Juried Exhibition
gorilla who wants out March 1-17
of his dads gang (Taron Artists Guild of Spartanburg
Egerton), a swaggering ArtistsGuildofSpartanburg.

mouse (Seth MacFarlane) com
and a hard-rocking porcu- NEW LISTINGS
pine (Scarlett Johansson). Peter and The Starcatcher!
Illumination Entertain- TIBETAN MONKS TO VISIT March 9-11

ment (The Secret Life of
Pets) makes another fun, The Tibetan monks from March 12
high-energy entry. You the Drepung Gomang Mon- 3 p.m.
can tell youre not in Pixar astery in India will be vis- Greenville Little Theatre
territory, so dont worry iting several Spartanburg 233-6238 In response to the sig-
about too much emotional County Libraries through greenvillelittletheatre.org nificant growth in singers
depth, subtle humor snuck March 13. from Upstate South Car-
in for grownups or visuals During this time, they Race to Livewell Duathlon, olina and North Carolina,
that bend your perception. will be creating an elabo- Fun Run and to reflect the dynam-
Its like jumping in at the rate piece of art from an- Saturday, March 11 ic, world-wide growth of
finale for a contest show cient Tibetan tradition: the SC Technology a cappella, four-part bar-
--easy entertainment with Sand Mandala. They will and Aviation Center bershop harmony, Green-
all the backstories and also host many workshops www.eventbrite.com ville In Harmony Chorus
best bits in one package. and other cultural events. has officially changed its
The monks will be at the SCCT Character Breakfast name to Vocal Matrix Cho-
Miss Sloan (R) -- Eliz- Middle Tyger Library on March 11, 8:30 and 11 a.m. rus.
abeth Sloan (Jessica Wednesday, March 8, from South Carolina Childrens A new website is under
Chastain) is a redheaded 2-4 p.m. presenting a Mani Theatre construction with a mar-
viper of a lobbyist twisting Stones Workshop, and scchildrenstheatre.org keting message of Dy-
her way to the top of the Saturday, March 11, from namic by Design. This
D.C. pile. Shes calculating, 5-5:30 p.m. for the Sand Furman Singers Concerts name change reflects the
tighter than a knot and Mandala: Sand Release March 13 and 14, 8 p.m. current and future direc-
has seemingly scraped out Ceremony. Daniel Memorial Chapel tion of the Chorus and
the majority of her per- For more information Furman University puts Vocal Matrix in a bet-
sonality to make room for and the remaining sched- IMAGE | SUBMITTED 294-2086 ter position to continue
more ambition. While she ule, visit www.spartanbur- growing its membership
normally works for the glibraries.org. Katherine Klaubers artwork Spicy is among the exhibits Sister Act The Musical and spreading the joy of
juggernaut pro-gun lob- in RIVERWORKS Gallerys Lettered show on display March 16-April 8 a cappella singing across
by, a strange change has MUSIC SANDWICHED IN through March 26. Centre Stage the area.
Elizabeth fighting for a SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 233-6733 Vocal Matrix is a dynam-
gun-control bill, and ulti- Spartanburg County Li- ies at Spartanburg Meth- Baptist churches in the www.centrestage.org ic, award-winning show
mately, in a congressional braries continues its 20th odist College, is the juror Carolinas. chorus dedicated to musi-
hearing over her vicious anniversary season of for the exhibit that in- For more information Themis Spring Show cal excellence and sharing
and underhanded tactics. Music Sandwiched In on cludes works of students about NGUs Cline School Dance Theatre of Greenville the joy of a cappella four-
The movie had to make Wednesdays at the Head- in grades nine through of Music, visit ngu.edu/ March 18, 8 p.m. part harmony through
two points really stick: quarters Library. 12 in Spartanburg County music.php. March 19, 2 p.m. contemporary cutting
This is Jessica Chastains The March performers schools. Peace Centers edge performances. The
vehicle, and the materi- are: Frances Vaughan, lo- LETTERED ON DISPLAY Gunter Theatre group strives to encourage
al is so relevant that it March 8: Sparkle City cal artist and art teacher AT RIVERWORKS GALLERY www.peacecenter.org camaraderie, confidence
strikes a chord despite Brass at Dorman High School, Greenville Technical Col- and community relations.
this version of D.C. being March22:Philharmonic is the coordinator of the leges RIVERWORKS Gal- Men are from Mars, Women The Internationally-rec-
so removed from reality. Flutes exhibit, along with Cindy lery will show Lettered, are from Venus Live ognized Vocal Matrix is a
Chastain has the muscle Each performance takes Goforth, working with the an exhibition of typogra- March 21, 22, 8 p.m. chorus of more than 80
for the role, but the role place in the Barrett Room Guild and area high school phy through March 26. Centre Stage women who sing and per-
doesnt support her in at 12:15 p.m.Guests are art teachers to provide a Gallery hours are Thurs- centrestage.org form for the local commu-
return: Ms. Sloan looks invited to bring a lunch or showcase for young art- day-Sunday 1-5 p.m. nity and charity events,
more like a stock misera- purchase one there. ists. What is topography? Lights, Camera, Cure! most recently at the annu-
ble-greedy-mean-boss-la- For more information, The exhibit is open to Why is it important? To- Saturday, March 25 al Artisphere event held in
dy than a complex and call 285-9013. the public during normal pography is the design TD Convention Center Greenville.
flawed protagonist. gallery hours. Receptions of type including style, 770-0276 Also included in its 2017
LAUGH FOR THE CURE and Awards will be during arrangement and appear- performing season are a
Fire at Sea (R) -- For RETURNS MARCH 28 Art Walk March 16. ance of the printed letters. Llama, Llama Regional Competition per-
many people, the little The Susan G. Komen Greenville Technical SCCT 2nd Stage formance April 1 in Win-
island off of Sicily called Laugh for the Cure will NGU CONCERT CHOIR College teaches Type De- March 25-April 2 ston Salem, North Caroli-
Lampedusa is a peaceful return to Centre Stage on BEGINS SPRING TOUR sign as a core course in scchildrenstheatre.org na, and an Annual Stage
small town; for others, it Tuesday, March 28. The North Greenville the Department of Visual Show in November. The
is their best hope for sur- Laugh for the Cure is a University Concert Choir Arts, graphic arts pro- Zoom Through the Zoo chorus sponsors an annu-
vival. Thousands of peo- comedy event that gener- will begin its annual spring gram. Lettered, an exhi- Family-Friendly 5K al youth Sing For Scholar-
ple have drowned in Med- ates funds for the goal of tour this week. This years bition of typography cele- Saturday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. ships event that showcas-
iterranean fleeing their ending breast cancer. This tour will span churches brates this Type Designing 627-4200 es talented high school
homes in Africa. Over- money helps fund local in the universitys home course by presenting stu- greenvillezoofoundation. students.
packed boats continue to breast health organiza- state of South Carolina, as dents with the most orig- org
make the desperate cross- tions through grants and well as Georgia. inal, well-crafted solutions
ing, and this has become support national breast Tour dates for 2017 will to the courses assigned
part of the everyday back- cancer research efforts. include the following: projects. These students
ground for the islands in- Silent auction, hors March 10, 7 p.m.: Hill- under the guidance and
habitants. The film is split doeuvres and wine pull view Baptist Church, 1974 instruction of Shane How-
-- sometimes confusingly begin at 5 p.m. A live auc- Jefferson Davis Highway, ell, Type Design Instructor
-- between documenting tion begins at 7:30 p.m. Graniteville, SC29829. and Head of the Depart-
the humanitarian crisis Comedians Shivani March 12, 10:30 a.m.: ment of Visual Arts, in-
and the day-to-day life of Nadarajah and Oneshia North Conway Baptist vestigate the potential of
the locals. Its a documen- Edens will follow. Church, 1608 Sessions type.
tary. It has a serious mes- For more information, Street, Conway, SC 29526. Through Howells in-
sage that you cannot miss, visit centrestage.org. March 12, 6 p.m.: First novative project assign-
but there isnt a bunch Baptist Church of the Is- ments students explore
of voiceover or scripted GUILD GALLERY TO HOST lands, 6613 Johnny Mer- the style, arrangement
outrage in the film, just a FOCUS ON YOUTH EXHIBIT cer Boulevard, Savannah, and appearance of hand-
camera that doesnt flinch. In celebration of Na- GA 31410. made and printed letters
tional Youth Art Month, March 13, 7 p.m.: First and how best to use these
Assassins Creed (PG- the Artists Guild of Spar- Baptist Church Florence, as tools to support design
13) -- Making a good or tanburgs annual Focus 300 S. Irby Street, Flor- themes. His mantra for his
even passable movie out of on Youth Juried Art Exhi- ence, SC 29501. students is Impress me.
a videogame is a challenge bition will be held in the March 14, 7 p.m.: Roe- Typography is work.
you just cant win, and this Guild Gallery at the Chap- buck Baptist Church, 1979 Continuously published,
one wastes A-list perform- man Cultural Center. E. Blackstock Rd, Roebuck, it is seldom exceptional.
ers like so many quarters Kristofer M. Neely, a vi- SC29376. Thank you to my students
dumped in a broken ma- sual artist and creative March 21, 7 p.m.: North who have given great con-
chine. Michael Fassbender writer, who serves as Pro- Greenville University, sideration and talent to
(yes, the talented guy who fessor of Art and Director Hamlin Recital Hall. my lettering whims, How-
brings gravitas to ever-spi- of Interdisciplinary Stud- One of eight perform- ell said.
raling superhero series) ing ensembles in the Cline RIVERWORKS Gallery is
and Marion Cotillard (yes, School of Music at NGU, operated by and for the
that one, with the Os- the North Greenville Uni- faculty and students of
car, and Fassbenders co- versity Concert Choir is di- the Department of Visu-
star in the amazing 2015 rected by Dr. Barry Combs. al and Performing Arts at
Macbeth) are essentially Students from all academ- Greenville Technical Col-
time-travelling acrobats ic majors are welcome to lege. The gallery is located
rolled into some convolut- audition for the choir. at 300 River Street, Suite
ed conspiracy for control Past concert events and 202 in Greenville.
of mankind. Even die-hard venues have included the For more information,
fans of the game series South Carolina American call 271-0679, email flem-
will tell you that the story Choral Directors Associ- ing.markel@gvltec.edu, or
elements are garbage, but ation, the South Carolina visit www.gvltec.edu/va/
this movie seems bent on Baptist Conventions an- and click on RIVERWORKS.
proving that evaluation. nual meeting, and various

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am offers no advantages for
73 years old and lived on TO YOUR people with normal B-12
a boat in my 40s. Now, levels beyond the placebo
whenever I go to the der- GOOD HEALTH response. As I have noted
matologist (two to three many times, the placebo
times each year), he zaps response can be very pow-
me about 20 times and KEITH erful, and 1 mg of B-12
burns off cancer cells ROACH, M.D. orally is very safe.
or maybe potential can-
cer cells. Some of them ***
have been cancer and were fatigue and no energy.
healed with MOHS proce- I have asked her doctor DEAR DR. ROACH: I
dure. While I am grateful to please give her a vita- have heard that drinking
for the care he gives me, min B-12 injection, even water with your meal is
I also sometimes feel that though her B-12, thyroid bad for you. Is this true?
he zaps because each zap function, vitamin D and And if so, why? I have a
means more money. Can blood count are all in the dry mouth due to cancer
you please clarify this for normal range. Her doctor treatment and must have
me? -- G.B. does not believe in B-12 water with everything I
injections. Do you think it eat. Is something bad go-
ANSWER: I often get might help? -- J.L. ing to happen to me? I am
questions like this, where otherwise healthy. -- R.G.
a patient has a concern ANSWER: Vitamin B-12
that their doctor is per- is necessary for proper ANSWER: Its not true
forming unnecessary function in many tissues, at all. Water is, general-
medical care for the pur- but it is critical for blood ly speaking, the health-
pose of enriching himself cell production and neu- iest drink. It is possible
or herself. I always have rologic function. B-12 to drink too much water,
trouble believing it, since I deficiency causes an un- but its very hard to do
cant really imagine it, but mistakable anemia (called so unless you are taking
I recently read about an megaloblastic anemia) and medications that affect
oncologist pleading guilty can cause neurologic and your kidneys or you have
to treating with chemo- psychiatric disturbances excess anti-diuretic hor-
therapy people who didnt even in some people with mone, an unusual medical
really have cancer, which no anemia. The blood test condition. Keep drinking
shakes my faith in my pro- for B-12 is quite reliable. your water.
fession (and colleagues). The major cause of B-12
Still, I truly believe that, deficiency is an autoim- Dr. Roach regrets that
in your case and probably mune disease that pre- he is unable to answer in-
more than 99 percent of vents the stomach from dividual letters, but will
the time, the doctor is be- making intrinsic factor, incorporate them in the
ing extra cautious to treat which is necessary for ef- column whenever possi-
you for the sole purpose of ficient absorption of B-12. ble. Readers may email
reducing your likelihood B-12 can be absorbed oral- questions to ToYourGood-
of developing an invasive ly by people with perni- Health@med.cornell.edu.
skin cancer later on. cious anemia by taking To view and order health
very high doses, such as pamphlets, visit www.rb-
*** 1 mg. This gives as good a mamall.com, or write to
replacement as injection. Good Health, 628 Virginia
DEAR DR. ROACH: My It was common 50 years Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.
mother lives in Florida. ago to give B-12 injections
Her major discomfort is as a tonic. However, it (c) 2017 North America Synd., Inc.

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BY DANA BLOCK chael doubted his father.
Carly demanded to know
THE BOLD AND the truth. Kiki decided
THE BEAUTIFUL to forgive Ava. Jason and
RJ and Coco shared a Sam received some bad
sweet kiss. Ridge met with news. Nelle crossed Mi-
the group at Forrester Cre- chael. Brad confronted
ations and informed them Finn. Griffin made a huge
of what would be hap- sacrifice. Jason risked his
pening in Australia. Coco life. Sam and Alexis com-
arrived back at the Spec- pared notes. Liv used Ava
tra offices and told them as bait. Finns addiction
all about her first day on got the best of him. Wait
the job at their rival. Sally to See: Curtis questions
became skeptical of their CLIFF LIPSON | CBS Andres motives.
plan after seeing how hap-
py her sister was about RJ, Heather Tom stars as Katie THE YOUNG AND
but reluctantly gave her on The Bold and The THE RESTLESS
the bugged jewelry. Katie Lauren asked Victor for
was honored when Brooke
Beatuiful an update on the ransom
invited her to Steffys wed- exchange for Scott. Chel-
ding in Australia. Charlie continued to fall hard for sea admitted she wasnt
and Pam were determined Abigail while working on sure how to make Faith

to find out whose lipstick a project together. Steve approve of their rela-
was on Ridges napkin. tried his best to rescue tionship. Abby confided THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering
Brooke modeled her wed- Kayla. Chad made a bold in Ashley that she had a
ding dress for Katie. Wait move to dismantle Dei- heated exchange with Vic-
to See: Comic relief ensues mos and his empire. Eli tor over a business deal.
when Sally finds herself forced Valerie to tell Julie Phyllis was suspicious of
sitting next to passengers the truth. Sonny and Paul Jacks behavior and asked
without any social bound- tried to find out what they him if he was seeing some-
aries. could about Deimoss con- one. Mariah was annoyed
nection to the stolen an- when she learned that
DAYS OF OUR LIVES tiquities. Wait to See: Eric Hilary scheduled a photo
Brady searched for Ni- pushes Jennifer away. shoot without her. Cane
cole, who ran into some called Victoria from To-
serious trouble. Joey was GENERAL HOSPITAL kyo and assured her that
there for Jade before she It appeared that Alexis he wouldnt leave until he

was admitted to surgery. finally washed her hands made a deal with Mr. Sato,
Steve received a myste- of Julian. Laura struck a a high-powered Japanese RFD by Mike Marland
rious call. Adrienne and deal with Nina. Valentin businessman. Reed fled
Justin shared a tender mo- met with his lawyer. Anna the stage at an open mic
ment. Gabi was flustered came face-to-face with her after he saw Zoey laugh-
when Chad again asked past. Liv finally got what ing. Wait to See: Devon has
for her help. Steve learned she wanted. Nina took second thoughts about di-
a shocking truth about his sides. Jordan pressed Ju- vorcing Hilary.
past. Meanwhile, Kaylas lian for information. Liv
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The Greer Citizen


School GREENVILLE COUNTY| 6-6:30 p.m.: Dulcimer

Performance with Ben Sey-

TAYLORS TO PRESENT ALICE 6:45-7:15 p.m.: Family
Taylors Elementary will 7:15-8 p.m.: Art Show.
host Alice in Taylorsland, Student art will be on
COLLEGE FAIR PLANNED an evening to celebrate display along with some
FOR MARCH 11 Reading and Fine Arts, on select pieces that will be
A College Fair will be Monday, March 13. available for silent auction
held on March 11, 9 a.m.-1 Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a starting bid of $5.
p.m., at the TD Convention with a student art show in
Center. the gym. 4K PRE-REGISTRATION
The free event is open to The show begins at 6:30 ENDS MARCH 10 PHOTO | SUBMITTED
any high school student to p.m. with a dance presen- At-Risk 4K Pre-registra-
learn more about colleges, tation and brief lesson by tion will continue through Greer Middle College Beta Club attended the state convention in Myrtle Beach recently.
the college process, and fi- Greenville Dancing with Friday, March 10. Pre-reg-
nancial aid.
For more information,
visit www.sacac.org.
the Stars Cesar Jaramillos.
Art teacher, Mrs. Good,
will dance with Jaramillos.
istration will not be ac-
cepted after March 10.
To be considered, chil-
GMC Beta Club attends state
Nancy and Luis Jaramillo dren must turn four years Greer Middle College will compete at the Na- in Creative Writing; and
MAY IS NATIONAL MERIT will do live illustrations. old on or before Sept. 1. Charter High had 65 stu- tional level this summer in the Character Skit Team
SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST Afterward, the story of Parents may pre-register dents attend the SC State Florida. consisting of Riley Bull-
Morganne May is among Alice in Taylorsland will at any district elementa- Beta Club Convention in Jessica Candid, junior, ock, Dakota Jones, Tay-
18 students from the be read aloud and illus- ry school or child devel- Myrtle Beach recently. placed second in Special lor Belue, Sydney Langley
South Carolina Governors trated live on stage by a opment center. Children GMC competed in 19 dif- Talent; Amanda Montjoy, (sophomores),
School for Science and local artist. do not have to live in the ferent academic and artis- junior, placed third in Aysia Cooper, Alex
Mathematics named Na- The evening will be school attendance area to tic competitions and ran Language Arts; Emily Holt, Kull, Michael Davis, and
tional Merit Finalists by capped off by a tea-par- pre-register at that loca- one student for SC Vice sophomore, placed second Francisco Celis-Villagrana
the National Merit Schol- ty, costume party and art tion. President. Carolina Lara in Acrylic Painting; Abigail (seniors) placed third in
arship Corporation. May is show. Notification of 4K ac- won Vice President and Smith, junior, placed first Character Skit.
now eligible for continued Students are encouraged ceptance will be mailed to
competition in the pro- to dress like their favorite parents late March 2017.

RHS Speech and Debate

gram. fairy tale character. 4K Screening will be held
May is the child of Molly for pre-registered children
McKenzie and Tessa and EHS ACCEPTING SPIRIT March 22-24.
Sean May, of Taylors. WEEK APPLICATIONS
wins state championship
The National Merit Eastside High student
Competition begins with government will be ac- DISTRICT FIVE
students taking the Pre- cepting Spirit Week appli-
liminary SAT (PSAT). Semi- cations through March 15.
finalists across the nation Applications will be re- BYRNES HIGH TO HOST The Riverside High Daniella Diaz, Program Diaz, Dramatic Interpre-
are then named based on viewed for an interview PHASE 1 OPEN HOUSE Speech and Debate Team Oral Interpretation; Dean tation and Program Oral
the highest-scoring en- with the student govern- Byrnes Highs new wing, has won its sixth consec- Lage, Congressional De- Interpretation; Ryan Du,
trants in each state. ment on or before March officially called Phase 1 utive state championship. bate; and Bjore Samard, Storytelling; Shantal Go-
30. of the Byrnes construction The team won both the Impromptu Speaking. mez, Poetry; Abby Hickey,
STATE FAIR SPONSORING Applicants will be noti- project, opened its doors AAAAA state title and the Other state champions Congressional Debate; and
SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS fied by April 21. to some very excited stu- overall sweepstakes award include Sooruj Bhatia, Priyanka Shah, Extempo-
Each year the South Completed forms, post- dents and staffmembers at R.B. Stall High last Humorous Interpretation; raneous Debate and Im-
Carolina State Fair Ride marked no later than last week. weekend. Shalyn Drakeford, Novice promptu Speaking.
of Your Life Scholarship March 15, should be To celebrate, the school Senior Devin Remley Reading; Janine DSouza, Senior officers include
Program awards a total of mailed to Eastside High is hosting an official open won three state champi- Novice Lincoln Douglas Captains Manu Budidi
$300,000 in scholarships School Student Govern- house to allow parents onships: Original Oratory, Debate; Phillip Martin, Sto- and Devin Remley, Speech
to high school students. ment, Attn: Kaitlynn Hens- and community members Informative Speaking, and rytelling; Elizabeth San- Chairman Faith Ingle, De-
Applications are now lee, 1300 Brushy Creek to see the new building on Expository Speaking. chez, Declamation; Parth bate Chairman Nicole Pat-
available at www.scstate- Road, Taylors, SC 29687. Sunday, March 12, from For the second year in a Vashi, SPAR debate; and terson, and House Leader
fair.org and must be com- For more information, 2-4 p.m. row, the team of seniors the team of Ahva Zadeh Carolyn Bubanich.
pleted by March 15. email khenslee@green- The 96,000 square foot, Nicole Patterson and Neil and Stephan Voelk, Duo For a complete list of
A student must be plan- ville.k12.sc.us. three story addition, Gramopadhye were cham- Interpretation. Riverside winners, visit
ning to attend a public or which began construction pions in Public Forum De- These students were the school website.
private college, university, SKYLAND TO HOST in June of 2015, includes bate. Three more seniors named outstanding novic-
or technical college in the SHINING STARS ART NIGHT 36 new classrooms and won state championships: es in their events: Daniella
state of South Carolina. Skyland Elementary science laboratories, new
The South Carolina State will hold Shining Stars teachers workspaces and
Fair will award fifty (50) Art Night celebrating folk conference rooms, two
$6000 scholarships to arts on Monday, March 13, new Assistant Principal
students across the state from 5-8 p.m. offices, new locker rooms,
to be paid at the rate of The schedule will be as ROTC area, and a renovat-
$1500 per year over a four follows: ed old gymnasium.
year period. 5-7:30 p.m.: Book fair



Several students were chosen as third quarter Terrific Kids from Crestview Elementary
recently. Two students are chosen for good citizenship from each class. Terrific Kids are
sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greer. Pictured, top to bottom: kindergarten, first
grade, third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade.

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