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SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 102 NO. 49 75 CENTS

Local woman sought by law enforcement


For conspiracy
to commit
kidnapping
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER
The Spartanburg County
Sheriffs Office is seeking information regarding
the whereabouts of Freda

Lynn Lambert-Smith, who


is wanted for conspiracy
to commit kidnapping.
According to information from police, LambertSmith was involved in an
incident on Friday night at
the Villas at Lawsons Fork
Creek on Asheville Highway. She was previously
arrested and charged with
attempted murder and
possession of a weapon

during a violent crime on


Sept. 14 at 145 Kaleigh Dr.
in Greer, but was released
on $11,000 bond.
The incident on Friday
night arose when Lynn
Lambert-Smith went to a
temporary
employment
service in Greenville and
hired two subjects and
asked them to help her
move from her apartment.
She reportedly told the

individuals she was going


to play a prank on her exboyfriend by kidnapping
him and throwing into the
back of a rented U-Haul.
Spartanburg County Lt.
Kevin Bobo said the exboyfriend had received a
tip from Lambert-Smiths
ex-husband that one of
his guns was missing. He
reportedly armed himself.
Then, when the two sub-

jects went to kidnap the


ex-boyfriend, he allegedly
shot them.
The two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Lambert-Smith fled in
the U-Haul. It was later located at the Waffle House
located at Asheville Highway and I-26. Authorities say she was seen on
SEE SEARCH | A9

Freda Lynn Lambert-Smith

GHS students
plant trees
for Arbor Day
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

For (the students)

Twenty freshly planted


trees now stand firmly in
their plots on the lawn at
Greer High School, placed
there by students who
decided to take a more
hands-on approach to
learning.
The trees, donated by
the Greer Commission of
Public Works in honor of
Arbor Day, were delivered
to the school early Monday morning. They were
met by more than a dozen students, armed with
shovels.
I thought this would be
a great experience for the
kids because thats what
were learning about now

to get out and try it


for themselves, its
a different type of
learning.
Brittney White
Teacher

planting gardens and getting your soil ready, said


Brittney White, an agriculture teacher at Greer
High. This tied right into
the lesson. A lot of times,
students will get tired of
sitting in the classroom
SEE PLANTING | A10

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Dance Visions performed during the annual Greer Christmas Parade on Poinsett Street Sunday afternoon. There were
more than 90 entries participating in the event.

Its Christmastime
in the city
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer High students planted 20 trees Monday morning.

Thousands lined the


streets of downtown Greer
Sunday afternoon to catch
a glimpse of Santa at the
Greer Christmas Parade.
The event, held each
year to benefit Greer Relief & Resource Agency,
featured more than 90 entries, which trucked down
Poinsett and Main Streets
to the tune of Christmas
carols and blaring sirens.
It was beautiful, Caroline Robertson, executive

director
for
Greer Relief,
said.
The
weather was
gorgeous and
people didnt
hesitate to come out and
they were out early.
The parade featured
performances from dance
groups such as the Southern Dance Connection and
Ignite Dance Company, appearances from local beauty queens, and Christmas
music renditions from the
Blue Ridge and Greer High
marching bands.

MORE
PHOTOS
| B6

Leading the G-Force


marching band was Lonnie Gee McGee, who returned from Clinton for
the parade.
We were so happy that
Gee came back, Robertson said. Truly, the parade would not have been
the same without him.
The event marked the
end of a weekend full of
Christmas activities. On
Friday, the City of Greer
hosted its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in conjunction with
the Greer Station Associa-

tions Christmas in Greer


Station.
On Saturday, hundreds
of children woke up to attend Breakfast with Santa
at the Cannon Centre,
which featured photo opportunities with the jolly
old elf.
It was nice to be able
to end the weekend on
that high note, Robertson
said of the parade. It was
a nice Sunday afternoon
that really capped a whole
week of Christmas activities.

Taylors Christmas Store


opens for holiday business
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER

If it had not been for this store a lot of

A store in Taylors is aiming to make sure families


in need have what they
need for Christmas this
holiday season.
Located within the Community Mission Baptist
Church, the Taylors Community Christmas Store
exists to provide a place
for local residents to purchase childrens Christmas
gifts at discounted prices.
The churchs sanctuary
is currently flooded with
clothes, school supplies,
sporting goods, musical
equipment, dolls, bicycles
and other items that Santa
would likely leave underneath a tree.

INDEX

CLASSIFIEDS
B5
COMMUNITY CALENDAR/NEWS
A2
CRIME
A9
ENTERTAINMENT
B7
OBITUARIES
A7
OPINION
A4
OUR SCHOOLS
B9
SPORTS
B1-4
WEATHER
A7

parents and grandparents wouldnt have


been able to provide Christmas gifts.
Darlene Rice

Store committee member


The opening of the store
on Monday saw a multitude of shoppers looking
to brighten the spirits of
their children or grandchildren.
Without
the
store, those involved with
the project say some children might not receive any
gifts at all.
If it had not been for
this store a lot of parents and grandparents

DEATHS

Thomas (Tom) Raymond


Cabaniss, Sr.
Jerry Dan Houston, 76

wouldnt have been able to


provide Christmas gifts,
store committee member
Darlene Rice said.
The idea, though, isnt
simply to hand out gifts for
free. Those involved with
the project believe parents
and relatives of children
want to provide for their
own, and they want to do
so with dignity.
SEE STORE | A7

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Michael Winston shops for his children at the Taylors Community Christmas Store located
in the sanctuary of Community Mission Baptist Church.

SPORTS
REBELS OUSTED

Byrnes falls in
playoffs
to Dorman

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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY
CALENDAR
NEWS
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9.
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. Grace Place is
located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
MTCC TOUR HELD at the
MTCC, at 84 Groce Road,
Lyman, at 10 a.m. Potential
volunteers and interested
parties can tour the facility
and learn about programs
offered. Call 439-7760.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN Voters
of Greenville County meet at
1 p.m. at University Center,
McAlister Square, 225 S.
Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville. Ages 18 and older, men
and women, are invited. Visit
the information monitor at
University Center for the
room number.
THE AWANAS CLUB meets
at El Bethel Baptist Church,
313 Jones Ave., from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-11 are
invited. Call 877-4021.

THURSDAY, DEC. 10
KIWANIS CLUB MEETS at
6:30 p.m. at Laurendas Family
Restaurant, 300 South Line St.
Call Charmaine at 349-1707.
TRADITIONAL RUG HOOKING guild meet at Spalding
Farm Clubhouse off Highway
14 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Contact Betsy McLeod at
270-1164 or email Patty Yoder
at scupstatehooking@gmail.
com

SATURDAY, DEC. 12
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
FOOD PANTRY DEVOTIONAL 9:30 -10 a.m. at Calvary
Christian Fellowship, 2455
Locust Hill Road, Taylors. Limited supplies available. First
come, first serve basis.

SUNDAY, DEC. 13
THE NEVER ALONE Group
of Narcotics Anonymous
meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Greer
Recreational Center, 226
Oakland Ave.

CARING AT CHRISTMAS
D5 FAMILY MINISTRIES

Caring at Christmas
2015 is underway at District Five Family Ministries. The goal of the
project is to preserve the
pride and self-worth of the
families they serve in the
community. They plan to
accomplish this by asking
parents to provide a $5
donation for each referral.
The contribution received
will go back to the Christmas Club account for
those children who do not
get sponsored by a community member.
Interested
individuals
can sponsor a child or
children by spending a
suggested $125 for children 4 -17 years of age.
The suggested amount to
spend is $75 for children
3 or under. To sponsor a
child, contact Lyn Turner
or Beth Hollifield at 4397760 or visit Middle Tyger
Community Center. They
will give a name or names
at that time. All gifts must
be turned in before Monday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. Individuals may also give
monetarily to the cause or
sponsor toy and clothing
drives.

GLT PRESENTS
TWO CHRISTMAS SHOWS

Greenville Little Theatre


is presenting A Christmas Carol Dec. 11-12, 1719 at 8 p.m. and a Dec. 13
show at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $28 with discounts
available for seniors, juniors and groups of 10 or
more. Theyll also perform
Twas the Night Before
Christmas during GLTs
third annual Theatre for
Young Audiences Christmas show. Performances
are Dec. 16-18 at 10:30
a.m. and Dec. 19 and 10:30
a.m. and 2 p.m. All seats
are $12 with discounts
available for groups of 10
or more.

HANDMADE CUTLERY SALE


AT DOBSONS HARDWARE

On Saturday, Dec. 12,


from noon-3 p.m. Local
Artisan Woody Bridwell
will be seeling handmade
cutlery at Dobsons Gifts
and General Hardware,
1407A W. Wade Hampton
Blvd., Greer.

TOY DRIVE
TAYLORS LIONS CLUB

The Taylors Lions Club,


Blue Ridge Lions Club and
Grace Place are sponsoring a toy drive through
Christmas. Toys can be
dropped off at Big Boys
Country Cooking, 430
Groce
Meadow
Road
across from Lake Robinson. Hours are Wednesday
through Thursday 11 a.m.
to 8 p.m., Friday through
Saturday 7 a.m. through 8
p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.
through 4 p.m. All toys
will be donated to Grace
Place. For more information, call Jerry Hatley at
268-0567.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

Doors open at 6 p.m. and


will not be opened once
the meeting starts. Senator Karl Allen is the guest
speaker, and other local
government,
education
and law enforcement officials are to be present
as the meeting touches
on education, politics,
law and terror. Levi LC
Crowder, a board member
with High Point Academy,
will lead the meeting.

AMERICAN LEGION
PHOTOS WITH SANTA

The American Legion


Post 115 is sponsoring
a visit with Mr. and Mrs.
Santa Claus for the kids
in the Greer area on Dec.
19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Color
pictures will be offered for
$5. Proceeds will be used
to help veterans in need
for Christmas.
The post is located at
421 Snow St. near Stephens
Baseball Park. Telephone
number is 655-4145 for
commander Bob Starliper.

GCM renews Gift


with Purpose
Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is once again offering a unique way to give
during the holiday season.
The Gift with Purpose program is a great way to let
someone know that they
have been a blessing while
helping provide meals for
home bound, elderly, and
disadvantaged neighbors
in the Greater Greer area.
Donate $20 to GCM
to honor someone who
blesses your life and the
ministry will use that gift
to feed a Meals on Wheels
diner for a week. Every
meal costs $4 and is provided to Meals on Wheels
clients at no cost five days
per week. Currently the
program feeds 347 people
per week day.

The person you choose


to honor will receive a special card to let them know
about the gift and how the
contribution in their name
is extending blessings to
those in need right here in
Greater Greer.
This is the perfect gift,
said Cindy Simpler, GCM
Executive Director. Not
only does it let the special
people in your life know
that they are making a difference, it pays the blessing forward by helping
us continue our mission
of feeding our neediest
neighbors.
The promotion is available year-round as a way
to honor others. For more
information, visit gcminc.
org.

GREER RELIEF
NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed for


the Greer Christmas Parade. To volunteer, contact
Evan McLeod at 848-5355
or at volunteer@greerrelief.org.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS
CONTEST GREER CPW

Greer CPW is holding


a Holiday Lights Contest
for its electric customers.
There are three categories, and each winner will
receive a check for $100.
The contest runs through
December 18, but participants must register by December 13. Applications
may be dropped off at
CPWs office, faxed to 9682161 or emailed to HolidayLights@greercpw.
com. More info can be
found at greercpw.com.

COMMUNITY MEETING
WITH SENATOR KARL ALLEN

The Levi Crowder Foundation is hosting a community meeting at Snow


Street Apartments Community Room on Dec. 17
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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MONDAY, DEC. 14
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon. Grace Place
is located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER meet at 7:30 p.m.
at Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main
St., Greer. Call Richard at
384-8093.
DIABETES SUPPORT
GROUP meeting from 6-7:30
p.m. at the GHS Life Center,
875 W. Fais Road, Greenville.
Call 455-4003.

TUESDAY, DEC. 15
THE NEVER ALONE group
candlelight meeting at 7:30
p.m. at the Greer Recreational
Center,226 Oakland Ave.
THE ROTARY CLUB of
Greater Greer meet at 7:15
a.m. at The Wink Cafe, 1029 W.
Poinsett St. Guests welcome.
Call 630-3988.
GRACE PLACE in Greer
holds its clothing closet
from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Place,
407 Ridgewood Drive. I.D.
required.
THE GREER LIONS Club
meets at Laurendas Family
Restaurant, 300 South Line
St., at 6 p.m. Call Suzanne at
905-0394.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS and Auxiliary meet at
7 p.m., Ryans, 405 Lancaster
Ave. Call Jim at 380-2264.
THE SOAR LUNCHEON for
ages 50+ meet at 11 a.m. at
Greer City Hall, 301 E. Poinsett St. Bring a covered dish
and/or dessert. Call Lauren at
968-7001.
GAP CREEK SINGERS
rehearse from 7-8:30 p.m.
at The Church of the Good
Shepherd, 200 Jason St.,
Greer. For further information or to schedule a performance contact Wesley Welsh
at 877-5955.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m. Grace Place is
located at 407 Ridgewood
Drive. I.D. required.
THE AWANAS CLUB meets
at El Bethel Baptist Church,
313 Jones Ave., from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-11 are
invited. Call 877-4021.

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news

wednesday, december 9, 2015

the greer citizen

a3

Drye completes basic training


U.S. Air Force Airman
Tyler A. Drye of Greer
graduated from basic military training at Joint Base
San Antonio-Lackland, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed
an intensive, eight-week
program that included
training in military dis-

cipline and studies, Air


Force core values, physical
fitness, and basic warfare
principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits toward an associate
in applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.

Drye is the son of


Arron and Kristen Drye.
He is also the grandson of
Karen and Hosea Marrett
and Jeff and Tonyah Drye.
The airman graduated
in 2015 from Berea High
School, Greenville, S.C.

Kenneth Collins Maple | THe Greer Citizen

Greer Virtual Enterprise students pose with golden letters that stand for their virtual
business, the Golden Spoon. Back row from left to right: Houston Osbourne, Tori
Henderson, Ghaliyah Cohen, Makenzie Cain, Hannah Bailey, Noah Hannon. Front row:
Mesia Morris, Dylan DeHaven, Kristin Thomas. Not pictured is Cassey Freeman.

Greer Virtual Enterprise


dominates at trade show
We like to pride

By Kenneth Collins Maple


Staff Writer
The Greer High School
Virtual Enterprise program continues to impress
other programs across the
county after its recent
showing at the 2015 Midwest Trade Show.
While at the competition, students scored a
first place in salesmanship, a second place in
best booth and a second
place in impact marketing. The students earned
the awards from their virtual company, the Golden
Spoon, an all-natural ice
cream shop.
Makenzie Cain, Golden
Spoons CEO and a senior
at Greer High, said while
at the competition they
sold their virtual product
and networked with other
businesses. In order to do
this, the virtual company
created business cards
and other items they could
hand out to potential customers.
Noah Hannon, COO and
a junior at Greer, said it
was also a time to perfect
their product and sales
pitch.
We like to pride ourselves in serving a gold
level product at a bronze
level price, Hannon explained.
Hannon said he expected
to win a first place prize at
the competition, but other

ourselves in serving
a gold level product
at a bronze level
price.
Noah Hannon
COO Golden Spoon

students werent quite so


confident.
I think we were all surprised and then we got
two more awards after
that, Cain said.
Surprised or not, Greer
High VE advisor Brad
Redd was proud of his
students.
Im over the moon for
it, he said. I cant believe
they did so well. There
were a hundred schools
there from six different
states, and they finished
first best sales pitch.
Students suggested that
their success was a product of their realistic product.
They explained that
other schools attempted
to sell superpowers, exotic
animals and party planning.
I couldnt imagine a person not eating ice cream as
much as I eat it, Hannon
laughed, emphasizing that
Golden Spoon ice cream
is a product people might

like, if it were real.


I think the biggest thing
for the judges is Could
this potentially be a business one day? Redd explained. And lets be honest, an ice cream shop can
potentially be a business.
Someone may take this
idea and run with it five or
10 years from now.
That may be so, but for
the time being students
continue to prepare their
product for an even bigger stage the VE national
trade show in New York.
Greers program has been
twice in the last three
years, and they hope for
the same this time. For
that to happen, theyll have
to place first in Februarys
State Business Plan Competition in Myrtle Beach.
Students say they are
a closer group following
their time in Pigeon Forge
and consequently they are
better able to secure a first
place finish in February.
It was fun. Its my first
time being here. I really
enjoyed bonding with my
team, said Ghaliyah Cohen, a junior and AP/ AR
manager.
The chemistry was perfect, Redd said. I was
very proud of them for
what they accomplished.
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The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

What was in my phone?

hy do you need your phone in a


barn?
Coming in from the barn with
my phone after noting the low battery
icon in the upper corner, I was banging
open and closed the kitchen cabinets,
and noisily pilfering through piles of
mail and laundry until Paul, looking up
from his breakfast, felt compelled to
ask,
What are you looking for?
My phone charger, I replied, beginning to rummage under the dogs in their
beds, dead to the world and snoring
after their breakfast, The battery is
dead and I want to recharge it while I
have coffee.
Why do you need it in the barn? Paul
asked, Surely you dont text and ride.
I film students during their lessons
and then email them video clips of their
rides, I explained, digging through the
thumb tacks, birthday cake candles,
broken glue gun and half empty tube of
hemorrhoid cream (like you dont have
one of these, too) in the junk drawer.
Exasperated, I wheeled around and

IM JUST
SAYING

I thought, pouring the long awaited coffee into my favorite mug,


its only natural that they might absorb what we subject them to
in our daily routine.

PAM STONE
caught sight of it where I hadnt thought
of looking, the place it was supposed to
be: tidily coiled up on the corner hutch,
in easy reach of the outlet.
Plugging my phone into the cord, I
stared at the screen and then muttered,
with some irritation, Theres something
wrong with the recharger. Its not charging.
Probably dont have it plugged in
right, offered Paul, unhelpfully.
Of course I do, I shot back, holding
it up, Its not working, we need a new
one.
Paul sighed, and rising, the right side
of his brain leading him, took it from
me.
No, no, he said, opening the junk
drawer once again, retrieving a safety

pin. Opening it, he began to insert the


point into the bottom of the phone,
explaining, Ive been reading about this.
Since people carry their phones in their
pockets, lint builds up in the connector
socket and you just have to dig it out.
A sliver of green matter flew across
the kitchen.
Or, added Paul, with distaste, in
your case, hay, and, oh, gross, was that a
flake of dried horse turd?
I stiffened. It might be, I replied. But
dont ask me the vintage.
Paul slapped the phone and pin, still
stuck in the bottom, into the palm of my
hand. Here, you do it, he declared, Im
not going to dig horse turds out of your
phone.
Ill have you know, I said to his back

as he departed the room, that today is


Giving Tuesday and youre supposed
to give freely with your time, talent, or
treasure!
Crickets.
I plugged the phone back into the
charger. Success!!
Really, as we all seem to be attached at
the hip to our phones, I thought, pouring
the long awaited coffee into my favorite
mug, its only natural that they might
absorb what we subject them to in our
daily routine.
The phones of carpenters must be
filled with sawdust, teachers, chalk dust,
politicians...well, with politicians, my
phone might have quite a bit in common!

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FROM THE
MAPLE TREE

RICK EZELL
Pastor, Greer First Baptist Church

KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


Staff Reporter

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The right fit

bedience commands a
central theme throughout Scripture. From the
story of creation to the end of
Revelation, few pages fail to
dealdirectly or indirectly
with Gods call for obedience.
Jeremiah told King Zedekiah,
Obey the Lord by doing what
I told you (v. 20). Simple
command. Difficult to follow.
Whether its discerning Gods
will in our career choices or
living morally in an immoral
society, God places a premium
on our obedience. Its close to
his heart.
Yet obedience to God is
often ignored, dismissed, or
glossed over. Why? Could it
because obedience slaps us in
the face? It reminds us that we
are not in control; we are not
in charge. Prideful, we set out
on our own course, thinking
our way is better.
I suppose, if we are honest with ourselves, we want
to be God. Or, like Zedekiah,
we want to be the king of our
domain. We say to God, My
way is better than your way.
We want to exhibit our power,
flaunt our egos, seize center
stage, and commandeer the
throne in order to control our
little world.
When we proudly step into
Gods shoes, we discover a bad
fit. Just as when a three-yearold tromps around the house
in her Daddys shoes, it does
not work well. It may be cute
but to let the child live her
life in shoes too big would be
disastrous.
Obedience demands that we
take pride out of the prominent position in our lives.
God, instead, is placed on the
throne. We get our words from
him. We follow them to the letter. If we fail to obey, we suffer
the damning consequences.
The choice is ours. Choose
obedience.

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USC should not pay Spurrier


for work hes not doing
Steve Spurrier might or might not have been
right to resign as the University of South Carolinas head football coach in the middle of the
season; well leave that to the sports analysts
and fans to sort out.
But South Carolinas flagship university was
wrong to pay him the rest of his annual salary
when he wont be working during these critical
final two and a half months of the year.
We dont want to take anything away from
the achievements of Mr. Spurrier, who did great
things for the Gamecocks, including, as USC
President Harris Pastides likes to say, giving the
school its swagger. But Mr. Spurrier has already
been compensated handsomely for his contributions, and we are confident that if he did not
feel adequately compensated, he would have let
the university know and the university would
have increased his compensation.
The fact that he might serve as a goodwill
ambassador for the university as he sees fit
does not justify paying him the head coachs
salary. Thats what you pay the head coach. Not
the former head coach.
If the university wants to compensate him for
making appearances, it should enter into a new
contract, one that spells out what he will do and
what he will be paid for it.
The only time its acceptable for a public institution to pay someone who is no longer working is when a contract requires it. And such a
requirement usually goes along with firing. We
dont think contracts ought to be written like
that how many people get paid after they are
told to leave because theyre not performing up
to par? but we understand that such stipulations are necessary in order to compete for toptier coaches.
It has become routine in the corporate world
to pay bonuses to departing CEOs, and frankly
its none of our business that uniform supplier
Under Armour and radio broadcaster IMG decided to pay Mr. Spurrier directly the remaining

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$1 million in coachs stipends even though hes


no longer coaching. But theres simply no justification for such practices in the public sector.
Its worth noting that at the time the university
made its decision, The States Andy Shain was
unable to find other instances where a university kept paying a coach who left on his own; two
others have resigned since, but their contracts
mandated continued payments. (While USC
boasts that the football program doesnt receive
tax money, the fact is that any money that flows
into an athletic department is, by state law, public money.)
USC officials have hardly provided a justification for this decision, with Athletics Director
Ray Tanner saying merely that All circumstances are different, especially in collegiate athletics with major college coaches, and President
Pastides saying that Mr. Tanner had acted as a
fiscally prudent administrator. A spokesman
told us that Dr. Pastides believed the decision
was particularly prudent when compared to
the costs incurred at many institutions when a
coaching change occurs.
Well, yes, if you compare this to situations
where schools are forced to pay off multi-year
contracts to make coaches go away. Fortunately,
thats not what happened here. And weve seen
no good reason to act as though it was.
If USC hasnt gotten itself into a legal box, it
should apologetically inform Mr. Spurrier that
a public university simply cannot spend public
money this way. If it has made itself obligated to
follow through on the ill-advised payout promise, then at the very least we need some better
explanations as to why this occurred. And we
need assurances that, in the unfortunate event
that the school finds itself having to say goodbye to another coach at midseason, this sort of
thing wont happen again.
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tories upon news stories


exist this week that make
for solid column fodder. In
the news, presidential wannabe
Donald Trump called for the
banning of all Muslims from
entering the country. Apparently he doesnt realize that
refugees seeking religious freedom founded America. I dont
think this needs elaboration;
Jeb Bush did that for me when
he said Trump is unhinged.
To be quite honest, Im not
sure he was ever hinged.
I suppose I could elaborate
on the death of former rock
star Scott Weiland. He was the
charismatic and yet disturbed
frontman for the 90s alternative band Stone Temple Pilots.
Weiland, like so many of the
rock musicians of my formative years, struggled with a variety of addictions. He passed
last Friday at the age of 48.
His brilliance lives on in tracks
like Interstate Love Song,
Plush and Days of the Week
When Im having a troubling
day, I watch Weiland dance to
Wicked Garden. Instantly I
feel better.
Not sure what more I can
say about him, other than
we miss the music. Theres
always the delightful touchdown celebration of Steelers
wide receiver Antonio Brown,
who fielded a punt on Sunday
versus the Colts, took it to
the house for six points and
then launched himself at the
goal post, straddling it like a
fireman sliding down a pole.
He said he wanted to stick to
the post, as if he was made of
Velcro, but instead he bounced
to the ground. Its the funniest celebration Ive seen since
Gus Frerotte nearly concussed
himself headbutting a wall following a touchdown. I feel like
Antonio Browns celebration
sells itself, so Ill leave it alone.
Whats left to talk about?
How about the Connecticut
elementary school music
teacher who changed the lyrics
to Silent Night? Her version is
titled Solstice Night, and its
not being received well by people who enjoy lighting a candle
and singing the song solemnly
during Christmas Eve service.
Of all the songs to alter, she
chose that one. Why not mess
with the lyrics to Christmas
Shoes, Santa Baby or Mele
Kalikimaka? If Trump wants
to ban something, let him ban
those songs from the radio.

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A5

Letter to the editor

Trump is
a friend to
conservatives

Ruthie Helms

USCEA honors
Greer official
City of Greer building
official Ruthie Helms was
honored last Wednesday
with two awards from the
Upper State Code Enforcement Association of South
Carolina.
Helms received the Member of the Year Award as
well as the M.F. Red Allen Educational Award for
outstanding
leadership
and contribution to the
code enforcement profession.
Both awards were presented during the associations winter meeting at
Greer City Hall.
City of Greenville building official Buddy Skinner
praised Helms for making
more positive impacts
on our association over
the past two years than
anyone since I have been
a member. And that goes
back almost 16 years.
Skinner
added
that
Helms, who is serving as
president of the Upper
State Code Enforcement
Association of South Carolina for a second con-

secutive year, has reorganized the way we plan


our monthly meetings and
has involved more jurisdictions in the planning
process. This has taken
some of the burden off of
the board of directors and
given our members an opportunity to be involved.
Steve Grant, head of the
City of Greers Building
and Development Standards Department, said
the dual awards are deserved based on Helms
dedication to her profession.
Ruthie is the consummate professional and
stays on the leading edge
of code changes and advances in the industry. She
not only challenges herself through professional
advancement, but also encourages our staff to make
the most of those opportunities. It simply improves
the quality of service we
are able to provide to residents and businesses in
the City of Greer, Grant
said.

To the editor,
A lot of folks think Donald Trump is a celebrity
and businessman who is
running for president, but
doesnt know much about
politics and government
and has no experience in
it.
Let me tell you what I
know about Donald Trump
and his experience as an
active, conservative, grassroots Republican.
I used to live in New York
City back in the 1980s and
1990s, and was a member
of the East Side Conservative Club in Manhattan, a
group of Ronald Reagan
Republicans, who worked
to get conservative candidates nominated by the
Republican Party and the
Conservative Party of New
York.
We met in the Louis XVI
room of the Plaza Hotel,
because Donald Trump
was a member of the club
and he owned the Plaza.
We got the room for free.
Many of our speakers
were leading Reagan Republicans, such as Edwin
Meese, his Attorney General, and Caspar Weinberger,
his secretary of defense.
Our president was Tom
Bolan, a key leader of the
staff of Senator Joe McCarthy. Its hard to get more
conservative.
I admired Trump for
being an open, declared,
Republican conservative
in a city where he had to
deal with liberal Democrat
officials. It didnt help his
real estate business to be
a Republican. He has seen
the liberals at their worst
and is not fooled by them.
Conservatives won some
important elections back
then. In 1993, Rudy Giuliani was elected mayor
of New York City and, in
1994, George Pataki was
elected governor.
Sincerely,
Walter McSherry
Spartanburg

Mandy Ferguson | The Greer Citizen

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Getting back on the wagon


Q: I started working
your plan earlier this
year. I even budgeted for
Christmas and got my
shopping done early, but
in the process I overspent and blew my whole
monthly budget. Now Im
having a hard time getting
motivated again. Do you
have any suggestions?
DR: Lots of folks make
mistakes like this, even
though they went into
things with the best intentions.
The best way I know
to encourage you to get
back on the wagon is to
ask one simple question:
Where do you want to
be in five or 10 years? Is
your current path going to reward you with
a financially secure life?
Is it going to give you
the ability to retire with
dignity and to have fun
living and giving in your
golden years, or is it going
to leave you broke, scared
and desperate? Theres
one simple answer if the
path youre on isnt going
to get you what you want
and where you want to be
in life: Change the path!
Most people dont even
take the time to iden-

Dave
says
dave
ramsey
tify where they want to
go in life or how to get
there. They just shuffle
along, blame others and
circumstances for their
situations, and think
someone will take care of
them. Thats called being
a child. Children do what
feels good at the moment,
but adults devise a plan
and stick to it.
Lazy is always easier,
and more fun, in the short
term. But its a huge mistake when it comes to the
future. Think ahead, plan
ahead, and jump back on
the wagon!

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Q: Do you view personal
debt and business debt
the same way? I have
about $210,000 in farm
loans that are mostly tied

up in land I rent to farmers. Its the only debt I


have, and the rental prices
supply me an income of
about $200,000 a year.
DR: Your debt required
you to personally sign
for it, right? So, its all
personal debt. The law is
going to treat you exactly
the same if you dont pay
a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan as
the law treats you with
an unsecured personal
line of credit. Youre still
going to get sued, and
theyre still going to come
take your stuff or garnish
your wages. Its debt! The
only way its personal
debt versus business debt
is in your mind.
If Im in your shoes, Im
going to live on as little as
I can and pay this off like
I was trying to pay off a
house. If I made $200,000
a year on investments,
and everything was paid
for except one of my
investments, how quickly
would I pay that one investment off? Two years.
In your situation, surely
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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

Thomas (Tom) Raymond


Cabaniss, Sr.
Veteran

Born during the Great


Depression to the late
James Coleman and Lou
Annie Smith Cabaniss of
Greer, Tom died peacefully on Saturday November 14, 2015 at the age of
86 at the McCall Hospice
House.
He is survived by his
wife
of
57
years, Carolyn Cole Cabaniss, his children Kim Cabaniss Meece, Debbie Cabaniss (Jeff Drummond),
Thomas (Tommy) Cabaniss, and by his grandchildren Jonathan, Haley, Taylor, Sadie, and Cole. He is
also survived by his greatgrandchildren Kylie, Natalie, Arianna, Aubrey, and
Autumn; his nieces and
nephew Nancy Bomar, Teresa Dye, Jennifer Godfrey,
and Jeff Cabaniss; and his
beloved cat, Millie.
Tom graduated from
Greer High School in 1949.
While there, he received
several awards in both
baseball and football. He
continued to enjoy baseball for several years after
graduation by working in
various textile mills, which
allowed him to play ball.
And, his love for baseball
paid off.
In 1991, he was inducted
into the Greer High School
Hall of Fame. In 2009, he
was honored at the Stevens Field Rededication
Ceremony as a Textile

League Player. And, in


2010, he was recognized
at Fluor Field during a
special event, the Textile
League Night.
In 1950, Tom enlisted
in the National Guard and
spent 9 years serving while
still working in the Textile
Industry. At the end of his
military service, he then
began his 37 year career
with W.R. Grace (Cryovac)
in Simpsonville. While not
working, he enjoyed playing cards, watching sports,
listening to music, yard
work, warm days, and caring for many family pets
throughout his life.
As anyone will say, Tom
was truly a very good man
and loved by many and
will be missed greatly. For
friends and family, who
wish to celebrate his life,
an informal assembly will
take place at a later date
in the family home. Memorials may be made to
Open Arms Hospice/McCall Hospice House, 1836
West Georgia Rd, Simpsonville, S.C. 29680. Ph: (864)
6881700.

Jerry D. Houston
Veteran

Jerry Dan Houston, 76,


of 368 CCC Camp Road,
died Dec. 4, 2015 at his
home.
A
native
of
Greenville
County,
son
of the late Alexander and
Annie Louise Lyles Houston, he served in the U.S.
Marine Corps Reserves,

was a retired employee of


McAlister Designs and a
member of Calvary Baptist
Church.
Surviving are his wife,
Mary Louise Hodge Houston of the home; three
daughters, Treasa Hix
(Danny) of Greer, Sandi
Blackwell (Mike) of Boiling
Springs, and Debra Ashley
(Tim) of Greer; a brother,
David Houston of Inman;
three sisters, Lucille Bishop and Nancy Good both
of Greenville and Sherry
Monroe of Atlanta, Georgia; eight grandchildren
and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were
held 1 p.m. Monday at
Woodlawn Memorial Park,
conducted by Rev. Nathan
Thomas.
The family is at the
home.
Memorials may be made
to Calvary Baptist Church,
101 Calvary Street, Greer,
SC 29650.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.
Obituaries can be emailed
to billy@greercitizen.com or
dropped off at 317 Trade St.
Deadline: noon Tuesday. Cost:
$60; with photo $75.

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Rain Possible This Weekend

After a week of sunshine and dry weather we


will see rain chances return for the second
half of our weekend. Saturday looks like it
will dry with clouds building but it looks like
rain will arrive on Sunday. High temperatures
will climb to the upper 60s and low 70s on
Saturday and Sunday overnight lows in the
50s for both mornings. Clearing skies and
cooler weather move in for the beginning of
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Inspection of Hollywild
reveals concerns
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Christmas Store in Taylors, located at 1950 Boling Road Ext., is open until Friday from
10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

STORE: Opening Friday at 10 a.m.


FROM PAGE ONE

Its a little different because the whole idea of it


is this is not a handout, Ed
Rambo said. These people
come in and pay their hard
earned money for this and
it enables them to generally get more and better
things than they could
have received.
Rambo is one individual
responsible for seeing the
store come to fruition last
year. After some experience running the store,
Rambo hopes the project
will be even more successful this Christmas.
I know for a fact that
last year they (shoppers)
knew they could go somewhere else and get something for free and bring
their kids with them, but
they preferred to come
here and get their gifts,
he said.
With donations from
various groups and individuals as well as the income generated last year,
the store is able to provide
three times the amount of
goods it had last Christmas. Thats good news for
shoppers who are able to
purchase items at a third
of what they would likely
pay anywhere else. All
items are brand new, including 13-14 bicycles.
No used stuff, Rambo
said. Its a store. People
are coming in just like
theyre going to Haywood
Mall.
A number of volunteers
are assisting. On Sunday,
about 40 people showed
up to help with the set up.
Volunteers included members of Community Mission as well as Heritage
Bible Church and Taylors
First Baptist. Rambo said
the student ministry program at Taylors First
Baptist is also involved.
He further mentioned
the generosity of the new
American Legion post in
Taylors, which provided
a donation of $1,000. Do-

Stephanie Evans
nations like theirs went
towards purchasing the
items for sale.
But as volunteers and
committee members say,
this project is about more
than giving toys.
Through this ministry,
they will be able to see that
God is real and be able to
say there is hope, committee member Stephanie
Evans said.
This is where my heart

is, with children, volunteer and Taylors First Baptist member Jeanie Eskew
said. Anything that I can
do to make someone elses
Christmas happier, but Im
the one who truly receives
the blessing.
The Christmas store, located at 1950 Boling Road
Ext., is open until Friday
from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
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whether its the


USDA sees it or one
of our staff seeing
it, we need to shift
this or change that
and its always
with the mindset of
improving animal
care.
Kim Atchley

Executive director, Hollywild


toring all needs and responding accordingly.
If we see a need, whether its the USDA sees it or
one of our staff seeing it,
we need to shift this or
change that and its always with the mindset of
improving animal care.
She said Hollywild per-

sonnel walked with the


inspector throughout the
park, so they were not
taken by surprise by any
findings in the report.
They give us suggestions and they give us a list
of things they would like
to see done or done differently, she said. They
write those up in a report
and we address them right
away. Thats what we do
and all the issues on the
November report have
been addressed.
Now is a time in the year
when visitors to Hollywild
can assist with improvements to the park. The
park is currently in its 25th
Annual Holiday Lights Safari Benefit.
This is our biggest
fundraiser of the year and
thats what helps us have
the resources to do the
best we can with animal
care with those resources,
Atchley said. Weve had a
great turnout, and we appreciate everyone being a
part of it. Were looking
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procedures for fixing the
offenses are listed. The
final item on the report,
though, describes the
death of a baby alpaca on
July 24. It reads that the
animal may have died from
injury sustained from cohoused goats. The mother of the alpaca also died
two weeks prior due to unknown causes. The inspection calls for a separation
of these animals in future
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Apostolic Lutheran Church

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Immanuel Lutheran Church & School LCMS


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Redeemer Lutheran Church, ELCA


300 Oneal Rd., Greer 877-5876

Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran


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Glad Tidings Assembly of God

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Harmony Fellowship Church

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Lifesong Church

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Living Way Community Church

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New Hope Baptist Church

561 Gilliam Rd., Greer 879-7080

New Jerusalem Baptist Church

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New Life Baptist Church

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Northwood Baptist Church

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ONeal Baptist Church

3420 N. Highway 101, Greer 895-0930

Pelham First Baptist Church

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Peoples Baptist Church

310 Victor Avenue Ext., Greer 848-0449

Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church


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Faith United Methodist Church

104 New Woodruff Rd., Greer 968-2424

New Covenant Fellowship

2425 Racing Rd., Greer 848-4521

New Hope Freedom

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Springwell Church

4369 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors 268-2299

Trinity Fellowship Church

Fews Chapel United Methodist Church

3610 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer 877-0419


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Grace United Methodist Church

1001 W. Poinsett St., Greer 629-3350

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Liberty Hill United Methodist Church


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Liberty United Methodist Church

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United House of Prayer

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CRIME
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ASSAULT & BATTERY

DUI

Robert Anthony Gall, 24,


of 434 Martin Rd., Starr,
has been charged with
driving under the influence.
According to an incident report filed by Greer
Police, an officer was on
Wade Hampton about four
in the morning when he
saw a red Ford truck fail
to stop at a red light. A
traffic stop was issued
and the officer noted the
smell of alcohol and several loose beer cans inside
the car. A sobriety test
was issued and Gall was
deemed too impaired to
drive. He was placed under arrest and transported
to the Greer City Jail. He
agreed to submit a breath
sample, which measured
0.18 percent.

PUBLIC DRUNKENESS

Velma Gaynelle Carbaugh, 52, of 116 Poplar Dr. in Greer has been
charged with public drunkenness.
According to the Greer
Police incident report, officers went to the Target
on West Wade Hampton in
response to an intoxicated
person inside the store.
When they arrived, they
found Carbaugh sitting in a
wheelchair, which employees had secured for her
after she fell down several
times. She didnt know
what month it was, and
her speech was slurred.
She stated shed had just
two glasses of wine. She
was arrested for Public
Drunk and transported to
the Greer City Jail.

WILLIAM BUCHHEIT | THE GREER CITIZEN

Two-car collision
Greer Police and Greenville County EMS responded to
a two-car wreck last week on Highway 14 in front of
Bojangles. The woman pictured here was conscious when
she was transported via ambulance to the hospital.

PUBLIC DRUNKENESS

Jerry Lee Frady, 73, of


200 South Beverly Ln. in
Greer has been charged
with public drunkenness.
According to an incident
report supplied by Greer
Police, officers were called
to the area of Trade St. and
Davis Ave., where a man
was reportedly stumbling
and falling down. Upon
arrival, they found Frady
lying in the roadway with
his hands bleeding from
falling into the road. He
also had a large knot over
his eye. He was given a
portable breath test and
submitted a 0.219 percent. EMS arrived on the
scene and treated Fradys
wounds with a medicated
solution. He declined to
go to the hospital. He was
placed under arrest and
transported to the Greer
City Jail.

ASSAULT & BATTERY

Robert Mansell Brown,


42, of 34 Hillhouse St. 3
in Greer has been charged
with public drunkenness
and Assault and Battery
(third).
According to a Greer
Police incident report, of-

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Mark Anthony Guest Jr.,


34, of 215 Mount Pleasant Rd. in Greer has been
charged with assault and
battery (third Degree).
According to a Greer
Police incident report, officers were called to the
above address in reference
to an altercation in progress. The victim claimed
Guest had struck him in
the face before picking
him up and throwing him
onto the floor. The victim
had visible abrasions on
the left side of his face and
chin. Guest Jr. was arrested for assault and battery
and taken to the detention
center for processing.

BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


STAFF WRITER
A Greer man is dead
after a motorcycle crash
Sunday morning.
Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said Gary
Lee Kirvan, 55, of 730
Fisher Road in Greer died
of blunt force trauma to
the head and neck. The
coroners office estimates
he died at 6 a.m., though
the crash was reported
around 9 a.m.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver

was traveling north on S.C.


14 near River Road when
his 1976 Honda went off
the side of the road and
struck a ditch.
Kirven, who was wearing
a helmet, was ejected from
the bike and reportedly
died at the scene.
No other vehicles were
involved in the wreck,
which took place about
three miles north of Greer,
said the highway patrol.
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Jennings disregard the red
light at South Line St. and
Poinsett. Upon approaching the driver, a strong
alcoholic odor was apparent.
Jennings admitted
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have an Auburn University
tag on the front and SC license plate 3389FV.
Investigators are also
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panding every day and are
taking away green space,
McMakin said. Planting
trees like this every year
will help us keep the green
space and will help us
keep our atmosphere from
depleting.
As for what he hopes the
students will take from the
lesson, McMakin hopes the
students will continue to
focus on their education.
The biggest thing these
students need to do is
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who have a higher level of
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doing bookwork. For them


to get out and try it for
themselves, its a different
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This was the first time
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I used to plant flowers
and things like that, but
Ive never planted a tree,
she said. Its a pretty cool
opportunity. Im a kinesthetic person, so I like to
be very hands on. In order
for me to learn something,
I need to be able to touch
things and see how it
works for myself.
John McMakin, owner of
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We figured this would
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with these students. Its
important that everyone
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make sure theyre not digging on top of utilities and
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

BLAME
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PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Rebles gathered for a team prayer after falling to Dorman last Friday night during the Upper State championship game. This is the fourth-straight
year Byrnes has been ousted in the semifinals.

DEVASTATION

REBELS OUSTED

By Dorman
in Upper
State final
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

A trip to Columbia continues to elude the Rebels,


who have now fallen in
the Upper State title game
each of the last four seasons.
Dorman knocked off
Byrnes 21-14 last Friday
night at Nixon Field, pulling the upset and cutting
the Rebels postseason
run one game short.

We played hard,
but they played
hard too and they
came out on top.
Brian Lane

Byrnes head coach

It was just a tight ball


game, Byrnes coach Brian
Lane said. We had a couple plays that could have
gone either way, but they
went Dormans way.
One of the plays Lane
was referring to was a
crucial fumble, which occurred with less than four
minutes remaining in the
game. The Rebels were
driving, down by seven,
when a Byrnes ball carrier
lost the handle at the Dorman 19-yard-line, giving
up possession and a shot
to tie.
The Byrnes defense was
unable to get the ball back
as Dorman drained the
clock, sealing a heartbreaking loss for the Rebels.
The defense did a good
job, Lane said. Theyve
been doing a good job all
year. We just had turn-

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Quez Mayes was swarmed by a pack of Dorman defenders multiple times during the second half of the Upper State final.
The Rebels gave up 14 unanswered points in the final two quarters.
overs. You cant do that.
We played hard, but they
played hard too and they
came out on top.
The game was littered
with penalty markers, and
several flags on the Rebels
took a toll on the defense.
We had some stupid
penalties, but then we had
some questionable penalties, Lane said. Thats
just how it goes.
Neither team had the
advantage out of the gate,
but Dorman began driving
on Byrnes with under five
minutes to go in the first,
setting up inside the red
zone. Tashaun Bright, put
a stop to the drive, however, intercepting a Dorman
pass in the end zone to
give his team momentum.
Byrnes used that momentum to secure its
first score of the game,
as quarterback Micah
SEE LOSS | B4

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Byrnes senior Daniel Lindsey takes a moment to reflect after last Fridays matchup.

Eastside wrestlers finish in top five


At Southern
Slam
Invitational
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Eastside wrestling
team muscled its way to
a top five finish at the
Steadman Hawkins Southern Slam Invitational over
the weekend, finishing

fourth out of more than


30 teams.
The Eagles, who hosted
the event, were led by
freshman Jordie White,
who took first place in the
106-pound weight class
with a 6-3 victory in the
championship match. Junior DeShawn Sullivan
also won his weight class,
finishing atop the 220pound division. Auston
Hall finished first in the
138-pound weight class.
I thought we did really
well, Eastside coach Jack
Kosmicki said. The goal

was to take top 10 and


we accomplished that.
Weve got several starters
out and were missing two
weight classes. Almost all
of our guys werent in the
right weight class so, considering all those factors,
placing fourth was a big
surprise.
Eastside senior Zane
Mitchell finished third in
the 126-pound division,
while Alex Brown finished
fourth in the 145-pound
division
Zane Mitchell was a
state champ two years

I expect big things from all of them, and I


dont say that philosophically.
Jack Kosmicki
Eastside coach

ago and didnt even qualify for state last year,


Kosmicki said. You talk
about wanting to make
amendsthats a heck of
a motivator.
Kosmicki said his team
has a lot to prove.
I expect big things from

all of them, and I dont say


that philosophically, he
said. I lost only one senior
last year and we had nine
guys that were one match
short of going to state.
All nine of those guys are
back, so I expect a lot from
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on a throne of lies!
Confetti fell, Dabo
recited his victory speech
during a post-game interview and DeShaun Watson
performed the Heisman
pose with the ACC Championship trophybut it
was all LIES.
You see, Clemson didnt
beat North Carolina on
Saturday night.
The referees did.
The ACC refs should be
in the four-team playoff
right now, not Clemson.
The ACC refs should be
given the Heisman trophy.
The ACC refs should be
inducted into the Clemson Hall-of-Fame.
Okay, Im a little bitter
(and overdramatic), but
follow along with me if
youd like.
Let me explain: my
beloved Tar Heels were
robbed of a chance to
win this game due to a
horrific, phantom offside
call during an onside kick
with a minute remaining.
North Carolina had
trailed by several touchdowns just minutes before this play, and college
football analysts were
already drawing up their
predictions for the playoff
selection show the next
day. But then, something
amazing happened.
UNC scoredthen they
scored again. Just like
that, were talking about
an 8-point game. Our only
hope was the hardlyever-successful-desperate
onside kick.
But it worked! We recovered it!
I was at my neighbors
house watching the game.
He and I were the only
two people still awake
at this point. Everybody
else had drifted off to
sleep, while we watched
the final moments of the
ACC Championship. My
neighbor had two sleeping
children upstairs as well,
but when North Carolina
recovered that onside
kick, I didnt care about
that.
Those kids needed to
wake up. EVERYBODY
needed to wake up. My
Tar Heels were about to
tie the game.
Then came the flag.
This is the worst thing
about sports. Every time
theres a big play. Every
time theres a big moment. Every time the
impossible happenshere
comes that stupid, yellow
flag.
Our guys were offsides,
they said. The replay, LITERALLY SECONDS LATER,
proved otherwise.
This ref got it wrong.
Nobody was offside. In
fact, nobody was even
close.
WHAT?! I began to
yell, as if screaming at the
television would help.
The sad thing about this
whole situation is that the
millions of people watching it on television knew
it was a bad call moments
after it happened, but
the refs cant change it.
It wasnt reviewable. For
whatever, stupid reason,
we have to take the short
man in the little white
hats word for it.
My Heels had more than
a minute remaining. We
had a short field. We had
three timeouts. North
Carolina was on the verge
of knocking off the top
team in the country!
But, instead, were left
with one of the most unsatisfying endings to an
ACC title.
Pull quote: I had a
chance to look at it, and
they missed it. They were
wrong, UNC coach Larry
Fedora told reporters
after the game. Thats all
Im going to say about it.
They were wrong.
Yeah they were wrong.
Dead wrong.
As of this week, I am officially awarding Clemson
an asterisk on that perfect
13-0 record.
Enjoy your playoffs.

b2

sports

the greer citizen

wednesday, december 9, 2015

Lady Jackets throttle SCA, Byrnes


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
The top-ranked Greer
Lady Yellow Jackets made
a statement last week,
blowing out Spartanburg
Christian (77-36) and Byrnes (68-42) in non-region
competition.
Head
coach
Mazzie
Drummond said he was
pleased with his team, but
believes there is still plenty of work to be done.
That was a good win
for us, Drummond said.
I dont know that we are
30 points better than Byrnes, we just played well
that night. I expect a much
closer game this Wednesday.
Diamon Shiflet is leading the team, averaging six
steals, 14 points and seven
assists per game.
We dont have a lot of
size, but what we lack in
size, we make up for with
toughness in our guards,
he said. We have a group
of leaders that are doing a
really good job right now.
Diamon is starting to learn
how to lead the team. She

We want to be one of the best teams and


we want to face the best teams.

Mazzie Drummond

Lady Jackets Head coach

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

Greer was on a tear last week, defeating rival Byrnes by a score of 68-42 on the road.
can score 20 or 25 points
each game, but she enjoys
getting her teammates
involved and creating op-

portunities for them. In


two games, shes averaging seven assists and 14
points. Thats much better

than averaging 20 points


and three assist.
Shiflet isnt the only
leader on the court for

Greer, however.
Marshea Murray has
also been a big leader for
us on and off the floor,
Drummond said. Against
Byrnes, she really set the
tone, dominating the paint
with 11 rebounds.
Drummond
praised
the play of senior Brooke
Wade, who has played well
throughout the first four
games.
Shes always trying to
make the right play and
shes not afraid to communicate with the girls when
theyre wrong, he said.
Shes the first one to practice and the last to leave.
The Yellow Jackets will
face Byrnes again this
week, along with Emerald
on Friday.
We know what Byrnes

is capable of, so we wont


overlook them, Drummond said. Any time you
get to play your crosstown rival, its special.
The Yellow Jackets hope
a tough non-conference
schedule will prepare
them for a long, grueling
region schedule.
We claim to be one of the
best teams, he said. We
talk about it all the time.
We want to be one of the
best teams and we want to
face the best teams. Thats
the reason we went and
played Dorman and Wren
in the preseason, instead
of going to a tournament
where we could beat everybody by 30 points. We
want to play the best, and
playing teams like Byrnes
helps with that.

Tigers turn around with two wins


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
After dropping threestraight games in the
Greenville County Thanksgiving tournament, the
Blue Ridge boys basketball
team bounced back last
week to defeat Riverside
and Carolina.
Head coach Ray Riley
said, with the wins, his
team accomplished something it failed to do last
season.
We really had a good
week of practice last
week, he said. We had
two good wins. I was really
proud of our kids. We did
something we didnt do
last year--win two regular
season games. We didnt
win any regular season
games last year.
The Tigers are rebuilding a little bit this season,
having lost several key seniors.
We lost quite a few seniors last year, so we really had to start all over,
Riley said.
I think were on the
right path. The kids have
a great attitude and they
work hard. Theyve overcome those three losses
and theyre playing some
pretty good basketball.
Blue Ridge, however, did
return key starters such as
Tamaje Jenkins.
I like the kids on this

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

Vonta Jenkins completes a pass during Blue Ridges win


over Riverside last week.
team, Riley said. Theyre
good young men and they
work hard every single day
and they understand what
they need to do to win.

The region is already


shaping up to be difficult,
Riley said.
Its a very good region,
he said. Ive seen Eastside

play. Ive seen Berea up


close and personal. Ive
seen TR twice. Ive only
heard about Greer, but
what Ive heard is very
good. I know that Southside is really good. The
quality of play is tremendous in this region.
Blue Ridge will take on
Carolina, Riverside and
Eastside this week.
Were going to have to
shoot the ball well and not
turn it over, Riley said.
No matter what defense
were facing, zone or man,
we have to rebound the
ball well and take care of
it. If we can do that and
force other teams to take
only one shot each possession, well hang around.
This week wont be
easy, he said. Anytime
you turn around and play
a team youve already
played, its very difficult.
Were going to have to
play extremely well this
week if we want to win.
Weve got five games in 10
days starting now, so here
we go.
Blue Ridge will host the
Eagles on Friday night.
They really have a lot of
depth, Riley said. Were
going to have to handle
the basketball. You cant
turn it over against a team
like Eastside.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Yellow Jackets pick up second win


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
The Greer boys basketball team is off to a 2-3
start, splitting a pair of
non-region games last
week.
The Jackets opened the
week by defeating Spartanburg Christian (SCA)
68-38.
It was a great win for
us, head coach Greg Miller said. We saw a lot of
adversity in the first half.
We had a couple of kids
who were not able to play
in the first half and then
we had Sam Gravley and
Nathan Moore pick up two
fouls in the first quarter.
We had to ride with some
players who were playing
out of position and we
counted on them heavily. They were able to pull
through and get the job
done.
Miller said Parker Long,
Sincere Barton and Kyle
Moore stepped up in the
first half against SCA.
It was a great testament to these guys that
they were able to step up
for each other, he said.
It was really a great win
for us and we showed that
were starting to grow up a
little bit.
The Jackets struggled
against Byrnes later in the
week, however, falling by a
score of 87-54.
They make you pay
for every mistake and we
had a lot of them, Miller

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

Greers Malik Archibald scored nine points last week against Byrens, but it wasnt enough
for his team to come out on top.
said. I felt like it was better than the first time we
played them, but theyre
still 33 points better than
us. At the end of the day,
we made a lot of good
plays and we did some
things really well. But,
good teams like Byrnes
make you pay.
Q. Henry led the effort
for Greer against Byrnes,
scoring 15 points. Cam
Woodruff rounded out the
double-figure scoring with
12 of his own.
Greer will take on the
Rebels again this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Im really not expecting
anything different, Miller

said. Layne (Fowler) does


such a good job with those
guys and theyre building a
very good system. Theyre
getting better and better
each year, so when youre
preparing for a team like
that, you have to prepare
to play a great game of
basketball.
Just five games into the
season, Miller said he is
starting to see his team
morph into a more cohesive unit.
They understand what
were trying to accomplish, he said. They want
to do whatever is necessary to win, and when you
start to think like that as a

team, good things are going to come your way.


With region play around
the corner, Miller said another matchup with Byrnes is exactly what his
team needs.
There are some very,
very good teams in our
region, he said. If you
can learn from games
against Byrnes and Irmo,
it will prepare you for
what youll face down the
road. Thats what we need.
Were a young team, so if
we can go through some
things now, well be better
prepared later.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

The Lady Rebels were blown out by Greer last week, but
will look for revenge this Wednesday on the road.

Lady Rebels
defeat Laurens,
fall to Greer
By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
The Lady Rebels now sit
at 2-2 after their second
week of non-region competition.
Byrnes defeated Laurens
50-42 before dropping a
68-42 decision to Greer
last week.
Head coach Stacey Parris
said her team has shown
plenty of effort, but lacks
experience from time to
time.
I was really pleased
with our effort against
Laurens, Parris said. We
were down at halftime
31-24, so we had to battle
back and I was really proud
of the way we fought. I
thought we played really
well in the second half.
Eighth grade point guard
Jada Burton had 21 points
to lead the Rebels against
Laurens.
It was a big game for
her. Thats a pretty good
start to the regular season, Parris said.
Byrnes didnt have as
much success against
Greer, a team ranked in
the states top five to start
the season.
We did not play well
mentally in that game,
Parris said. Weve got to
be tougher when we go
to their place on Wednesday. Im hoping that were
a little more prepared for
that game. Were going to
work hard in practice to be
ready.
Were going to continue
to work on our weaknesses, she said. Greer is exactly the type of team that
we need to be playing right
now because we need that
experience against a non-

Greer is exactly
the type of team
that we need to be
playing right now
because we need
that experience
against a nonregion opponent.

Stacey Parris

Lady Rebels head coach

region opponent. This is a


good lesson for us early.
The Yellow Jacket defense caused problems for
Byrnes in the matchup last
week.
They pressured our
point guard, which rattled
us a little bit, but were going to see a lot of that,
Parris said. Its good
to have that experience.
Greer has a really good
team with some depth, so
were going to have to step
up defensively.
Heading into the last full
week before region competition begins, Parris wants
her team to get better on
offense, limiting mistakes.
Weve got to really work
on our ball handling in
pressure, she said. Weve
got to settle into our offense and keep control.
We knew that was going
to be something we struggled with early because
were young. Theyve got
to learn how to handle it.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

sports

wednesday, december 9, 2015

o me, Sunday was the


darkest day in my
17 years of being a
Gamecock.
You might scoff at that
remark. You may bring
up Brad Scotts 1-10
campaign in 1998 or Lou
Holts winless season
the following year. And
theres no question the
63-17 drubbing at the
hands of our in-state rival
a dozen years ago was a
jagged pill to swallow.
But there is just something about the double
whammy of Clemson
heading to the FBS playoff
and us ending up with
Will Muschamp that nauseates me.
Its tough to accept the
gap thats grown between
the two programs, especially when USC beat their

B3

Its a tough time to be a Gamecock


in-state rival five straight
times between 2010-2014.
But last year the tides
turned, and Clemson has
gone 23-3 and the Gamecocks 10-15 since we beat
them last.
The Tigers phenomenal
success wouldnt bother
me so much in and of
itself, but the Muschamp
hire makes it intolerable.
I know even good programs have down years,
and mediocre programs
can have several bad
years in a row. In fact, in
my first two years at USC,
we went 1-21. There are
two reasons we were able
to survive that abysmal
stretch.
1. Our fans are some of
the best in America.
2. We had hope.
The hope, of course,

THe Buck
stops here
William
Buchheit
came in the diminutive
form of Lou Holtz, the
aging but proven winner
who took Notre Dame to a
national championship in
1988. Even in his winless
first year in Columbia, we
had faith he could turn it
around and he did going
17-7 in his next two seasons and giving USC their
first win over the Tigers
in five years.
Even after Holtzs shine
wore off, the Gamecock
fan base got thrown
another bone when

Steve Spurrier was hired.


Another proven winner and former national
champion, Spurrier took
a while to hit his stride
but eventually did going
33-6 in the best three-year
span the Gamecocks have
ever seen.
When Spurrier finally
burned out this year, I
thought he did the right
thing retiring midway
through this season.
Many scorned him and
labeled him a quitter but
I figured it would allow
the school more time and
resources to find a young
replacement.
That search now appears a colossal failure.
While the good candidates
Smart, Fuente, Herman
and Riley, either stayed
where they were or signed

with other schools, South


Carolina just kept interviewing. As a result, we
got what all late arrivals
get scraps.
While Ill admit Muschamp is a strong
recruiter and sound
defensive mind, his headcoaching resume leaves a
lot to be desired. He went
28-21 at Florida, even
after inheriting a college
powerhouse that had won
national titles in 2006 and
2008. In his third season,
he went 4-8, losing seven
straight to end the year,
including embarrassing
home losses to Vanderbilt
and Georgia Southern. It
was the Gators first losing
season since 1979.
Even three straight
top-8 recruiting classes
couldnt save him in

Gainesville.
And so Muschamp went
to Auburn last year to
become their defensive
coordinator. In his one
year there, the team fell
from the 66th nationally-ranked defense (399
yards per game) to 90th
(422 yards per game).
Only one defense in
the SEC was worse than
Muschamps in 2015, and
thats the team hell be
coaching next season.
The good news for
Gamecock fans is it cant
get any worse. The bad
news is USC just hired a
coach no one else wanted,
and while the Tigers are
just one win from the title
game, Carolina now seems
light years away.

Rebels continue streak


Add six
to roster

Were fortunate that we jumped all over


them in the first quarter.

Layne Fowler

By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor

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The North Greenville womens track team was picked to finish fourth in the conference.

Lady Crusaders notch


win over Bob Jones

Four players scored in


double-figures for the Crusaders as NGU shot a season high 36 three-pointers
en route to a 70-52 win
over Bob Jones University, Friday night in Hayes
Gymnasium.
The Crusaders trailed
heading into the second
quarter but found a rhythm
offensively. Emily Wampler
delivered all eight of her
first half points in the
second period while four
other players got in on
the scoring action as NGU
gained a two point advantage and stretched it to 10
with three minutes left in
the game. A three pointer
from the Bruins would cut
the lead to seven with 2:04
left in the first half as NGU
carried a 34-27 cushion
into intermission.
Neither team was impressive from the floor as
both hovered around 38
percent. The Crusaders
were 6 of 19 from beyond
the arc led by Erika Cobb
who was 2 of 2. Wampler
also added six points from
downtown, as she was 2
of 6. The Bruins edged the
Crusaders in rebounding,
grabbing 21 boards compared to just 18 for NGU.
North Greenville controlled
the pace of the game, committing just two turnovers
while Bob Jones turned it
over seven times.
North Greenville gained
further control in the third
quarter extending the lead
to 13 points. The Crusaders were 8 of 16 from the
floor during the period as
Cameron Carter deposited eight points to match
Wamplers big second
quarter. Carter was 2 of
3 from long range as NGU
extended the lead to 5542. Wampler finished the
third with six points while
Elizabeth Trentham got in
on the action with a three
pointer of her own.
NGUs solid offensive
showing continued into
the fourth period as the
Crusaders put together
one of its best offensive
performances of the year.
NGU converted on five of
its eight chances in the
fourth quarter as it sprinted out to a 70-47 lead.
Cameron Carter would
give the Crusaders their
biggest lead of the night
with her fifth three pointer
of the night to extend the
advantage to 23.
NGU finished with four
players in double-figures
led by Carter who scored
19 points as she finished

the greer citizen

5 of 7 from deep. Emily


Wampler had 17 points
with four three pointers while Erika Cobb and
Elizabeth Trentham had
13 and 10. The Crusaders knocked down 14 of
36 three pointers for 39
percent and 42 percent
from the field overall. NGU
scored 14 points on 14 BJU
turnovers.
NGU improved to 2-5 on
the season after Saturdays
win, breaking a three game
skid. The Crusaders will be
back in action on Wednesday night as they wrap up
the 2015 home slate with
a 5:30 tip against CarsonNewman.

NGU track team picked


to finish fourth

The Mount Olive womens indoor track & field


team has been picked to
win the 2015-16 Conference Carolinas indoor
track and field championships, the conference office announced today.
The Trojans registered
78 points and seven firstplace votes from conference coaches. Mount Olive
scored 157 points to win
the 2014-15 championships.
Limestone
College
would come in second after tallying 74 points with
two first-place votes. The
Saints turned in 109 points
to finish second at last
years Conference Carolinas indoor track and field
championship. Rounding
out the top three was King
University with 63 points.
The Tornado posted 107
points last year at the indoor championship to
take third.
Barton
Colleges
59
points secured a fourthplace preseason ranking,
while North Greenville University posted 51 points to
land fifth. Belmont Abbey
and Lees-McRae enter the
season tied for sixth after
each garnered 41 points.
Converse College placed
eighth in the poll after
receiving 35 points. Pfeiffer University closes out
the poll at ninth with 26
points.
The following is the
full 2015 womens indoor
track and field preseason
poll:
1. Mount Olive
2. Limestone
3. King
4. Barton
5. North Greenville
6. Belmont Abbey
6. Lees-McRae

NGU mens basketball


8. Converse
9. Pfeiffer University

North Greenville men


fall to Emmanuel

North Greenvilles offense struggled on Tuesday night in a 65-56 loss


to Emmanuel College.
The Crusaders fell to 34 on the season and 1-1 in
Conference Carolinas play
while the Lions improved
to 5-1 overall. Justin Dotson led North Greenville
with 19 points while Miguel
Reyes Cartagena finished
with 13 as the only other
double-figure scorer.
The Crusaders knocked
down the first points of the
game but an early scoring
drought found the Crusaders down by 13 points as
the Lions jumped out to a
16-3 lead with 12 minutes
left in the opening period.
Back-to-back buckets from
Troy Blyden and Dotson
would cut the lead to 2116 but the Lions would finish the half on an 8-2 run
to extend their lead back
to double-digits.
The
Closest
North
Greenville would come
to the Lions in the second half was eight points
as Cartagena hit a three
pointer with 7:21 left to
cut Emmanuels advantage
to 49-41. The Crusaders
would cut the lead back
down to single digits a
couple more times in the
stretch run but the Lions
kept NGU at arms length
as the Crusaders shot just
12-30 from the field in the
second period.
The Lions finished the
game shooting 40 percent
including a 50 percent performance from three-point
range. The Crusaders outrebounded Emmanuel by
one, 36-35 but the Lions
Bench put in 23-points,
giving the Emmanuel Lions a boost on offense.

The Byrnes boys basketball team continued its


early hot streak last week,
topping Laurens (78-46)
and Greer (87-54) in nonconference matchups.
With the pair of victories, the Rebels are now
4-0 on the season.
Byrnes got things rolling
with a 16-0 first quarter
start against Laurens.
Theyre very athletic,
Byrnes coach Layne Fowler
said. Once they get going,
you better be able to run
with them. Were fortunate
that we jumped all over
them in the first quarter.
They did a good job of
continuing to fight, but we
took all the momentum
there.
Our guys are playing really unselfish right now,
he said. Theyre playing
really good basketball. Its
nothing magical, but were
doing everything pretty
well, so well see.

Byrnes boys head basketball coach


The Rebels capped the
week with a 33-point win
over rival Greer, a team
they beat soundly two
weeks ago.
I thought we did a better job against them this
time, Fowler said. We
cut off their driving lanes
and kept them from getting some open shots.
Greer is just a dangerous
team. Coach (Greg) Millers
team is young and theyre
kind of feeling their way
through his first year
back, but we respect them.
We know were going to
have to come to play to
beat them.
The Rebels welcomed in
six returning players after
football season ended last
Friday, leaving Fowler with
several difficult decisions
to make in the lineup.
We have to break these
guys in and start over
again. I think well play

even better now that we


have everybody back, but
sometimes chemistry is
difficult, he said. These
guys kind of have to get
out there and sort it out
themselves.
Conditioning will be an
issue early on for many
of the returning football
players.
Football shape and basketball shape are two completely different things,
Fowler said. We need our
guys to be able to run at
strong pace. At the end of
the day, well just have to
see where the chips fall.
Hopefully well learn how
to blend it all together and
play some solid ball.
Byrnes will face Greer
again on Wednesday at
7:30 p.m.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

B4

SPORTS

THE GREER CITIZEN

A SPORTING VIEW

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

Rochester earns
All-Region honors

John
Wooden
on success

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

BY MARK VASTO
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN

ecently we shared
Vince Lombardis famous What it takes
to be No. 1 speech in this
space. Knowing bulletin
boards and locker-room
walls like I do, Im betting
you have enough space
up there for another guys
take on the subject of
winning: John Wooden.
What does it take to
have to back-to-back seasons without a loss and
win 10 championships in
12 years? Well, for one
thing, it took a guy like
John Wooden. As a child
his father gave him seven
rules to live by that he
would later distill down
into three main rules that
his players must follow in
order to play for him:
1. Dont be late.
2. Dont curse.
3. Dont criticize your
teammates.

His three rules


were about
respecting the
program, the
coach (him) and
each other.
At the heart of Woodens philosophy is one
word: respect. His three
rules were about respecting the program, the
coach (him) and each
other. Whereas Lombardi
makes the case that winning is always better and
it is something that each
individual must strive
for at all times -- fairly,
but brutally if need be
-- Woodens famous 10
rules for success state
that if you do the right
things all the time, you
will end up winning most
of the time.
But the Wizard of
Westwood would go on
to write an even more
expansive set of suggestions that incorporated
both his fathers and his
own set of rules. Following these rules, he
promised, might lead to
success if put to use. He
was wrong: They led to
unprecedented success.

JOHN WOODENS
SETS OF SUGGESTIONS

1. Be a gentleman at all
times.
2. Be a team player
always.
3. Be on time whenever
time is involved.
4. Be a good student
in all subjects -- not just
basketball.
5. Be enthusiastic,
industrious, dependable,
loyal and cooperative.
6. Be in the best possible condition -- physically,
mentally and morally.
7. Earn the right to be
proud and confident.
8. Keep emotions under
control without losing
fight or aggressiveness.
9. Work constantly to
improve without becoming satisfied.
10. Acquire peace of
mind by becoming the
best that you are capable
of becoming.
****
1. Never criticize, nag or
razz a teammate.
2. Never miss or be late
for any class or appointment.
3. Never be selfish, jealous, envious or egotistical.
4. Never expect favors.
5. Never waste time.
6. Never alibi or make
excuse.
7. Never require repeated criticism for the
same mistake.
8. Never lose faith or
patience.
9. Never grandstand,
loaf, sulk or boast.
10. Never have reason
to be sorry afterward.

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Corporation. This recog-

LOSS: Begins offseason


FROM B1

Young found his favorite


target, Chavis Dawkins,
for a 15-yard touchdown.
That 7-0 lead stood until
the second quarter, when
Dorman tied it up on a 45yard touchdown pass.
After a long drive late
in the second, Young
punched in a 6-yard score
with less than a minute
remaining, giving Byrnes

a 14-7 advantage at the


half.
The Rebels ended the
game by giving up 14 unanswered points.
Although disappointed
by the loss, Lane said his
team would be dangerous
again next season.
You just have to get
back on it in January, he
said. Well be back.
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Tour pros further validates
our decision to extend the
tournament agreement for
another three years.
The 2016 BMW Charity
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Sundays final round at
Thornblade Club.

A former Greer football


player is collecting postseason accolades.
North Greenville senior
guard Matthew Rochester
was recently named to the
Conference Carolinas AllRegion second team, putting the finishing touches
on an eight-win season
with the Crusaders.
Rochester was a fouryear starter for North
Greenville, leading the offensive line.
The Greer native graded
out at an average of 89 percent this year and finished
with 22 knockdowns.

Matthew Rochester
The Crusaders finished
with an average of 433.1
yards per game, including
208 yards on the ground.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

SLAM: Several Eastside


wrestlers finish on top
FROM B1

them. Theyre at that level,


so anything short of that
is underachieving.
This is a team that has
no returning state qualifiers, Kosmicki added.
This is the first time in
a long time, maybe even
ever, that this has happened. These guys arent
complacent because, individually, theyve proven
nothing. They fell short
of their goal, so theres
nothing to be complacent
about.
Kosmicki said learning technique and nailing
down fundamentals is going to important for his
team during the early days
of the season.
Were installing our usual technique and increasing how much we know,
Kosmicki said. Obviously,
youre constantly working
on conditioning. We want
to nail down our stances
and footwork and we want
to become more and more
physical. You can never be
mean enough. If you can
bully your best friend in

practice, you can bully a


stranger during a match.
Eastside competed in
North Carolina on Tuesday
and will host Chapman on
Wednesday during school.
Students can buy their way
out of their seventh period
class to attend, or they can
bring a new toy to donate
Toys for Tots. All proceeds
will benefit the charity.
The match begins at 3
p.m.
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B6 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Riverside student works with elephants

In Thailand
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER

Riverside High senior


Lydia Elsey initially wanted
to travel so she could see
the world, have a unique
experience.
Her options werent very
limited.
She had the time and the
energy and the curiosity.
But as she narrowed down
her choices, Elseys intentions became less centered on herself and more
so on serving others. With
a place in mind, then, she
found a mission: to help
take care of elephants in
Thailand.
According to Elsey, elephants are a sacred in
animal in Thailand; however, elephants have been
abused in the past, made
to do laborious logging
work. While this practice has now been outlawed, people continue it,
breaking the law and also
abusing the animals in
other ways. Thai Elephant
Home, though, rescues the
elephants and put them
in the care of trainers
who will bathe them and
feed them and assign volunteers to love on them.
Elsey was assigned to one
of the young elephants, a
beautiful 10-year-old rescue named Waan, which
means sweet in Thai.

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Lydia Elsey was responsible for the care of Waan, one of


the elephants at Thai Elephant Home during her trip in
July.
PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Riverside High senior Lydia Elsey rides Waan, one of the elephants at the Thai Elephant
Home. Elsey spent the month of July in Thailand volunteering on the elephant reserve
and within a school.
I rode my elephant every single day to the river,
she said. We all were given
one elephant, and we basically took care of them.
Elsey spent the month
of July with Waan, and her
experience is one she will
never forget.
I would do it any day,
she said. The experience was undeniable. Everyone seemed to have a
great time and the things
we learned, you almost
couldnt have learned being in America.

Elsey went with Global


Leadership Adventures, a
youth volunteer program
that focuses on community service, hands-on-learning and adventure. Elseys
group consisted of about
20 young people, mostly
all strangers from around
U.S.
They went to work elephants, but they also
spent time volunteering
in local schools, assisting with English language
learning. She said learning English is essential for

students to secure careers.


Elsey said because learning English is so important
for students in Thailand,
she felt a great deal of
responsibility in helping
with studies.
If a lesson plan didnt go
well one day I felt almost
guilty because thats how I
helped them towards their
future goals, Elsey said.
Thats one of the reasons Elsey felt the trip was
so worthwhile. Stepping
outside of the comforts
of home, she learned what

it meant for others to depend on her.


Having so much responsibility was something
that Ive never really experienced here even though
I have responsibilities at
home and school, she
stated, mentioning she
had to wake up at 5 a.m.
to begin taking care of
Waan. Furthermore, sometimes taking care of her elephant meant taking care
of Waans living space. On
more than one occasion
she found herself with a
machete in hand, slicing
at the tall grass so Waan
would have room to roam.
Elsey became devoted to
Waan like the elephants
trainer, who, when asked
if he had a wife, replied

that he was married to his


elephant. She said because
elephants can live into
their 80s, and the animals
develop trust with their
caretakers, a trainer will
spend his or her entire life
with an elephant.
Elsey said she now has
that trust with Waan, and
she hopes to see her elephant again.
While I was there I realized I could go to Thailand
and come back whenever
I wanted, she said. The
people I was working with
said I was able to come
back and work with Waan
and she would remember
me. I formed a bond with
her.
kmaple@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS!

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Santas visit to Greer wouldnt be complete without a ride down Poinsett and Main Streets
during the annual Greer Christmas Parade.

Ten-month-old Owen Marshall Loftis was full of oohs and ahhs as he watched the cars,
trucks and tractors pass during his first Greer Christmas Parade.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Santa gives high fives to fans awaiting his arrival to Greer City Park Friday during the annual tree lighting ceremony.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Luke Clarence Bailey explores the holiday lights at City


Park during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday.

ENTERTAINMENT
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

Elizabeth Moss in Queen of


Earth

COUCH THEATER

DVD previews
By Sam Struckhoff

NEW RELEASES
FOR WEEK OF DEC. 21
PICKS OF THE WEEK

Pan (PG) -- The beloved boy who flies about


and never grows up gets
an extra-helping of CG in
this live-action origin story. Peter starts as a magical orphan, kidnapped by
the evil pirate Blackbeard
(Hugh Jackman) and taken
to Neverland, where pirate ships fly and greenscreens cover everything.
Peters parents were special in some way, so hes
supposed to lead the Natives (including Rooney
Mara as Tiger Lily) in an
all-out revolution against
the sky pirates. Our young
hero also befriends James
Hook (Garrett Hedlund), a
dashing young oaf with a
horrendous accent.
It just doesnt fly right.
All of the backstory,
world-building and by-thenumbers journey get in the
way of actual wonder and
adventure. Like, did you
know pixie dust is called
pixum and its a valued
commodity in the Neverland economy? Yeah. The
pirate-fighting, never-aging boy-adventurer was already good enough for audiences to enjoy, but here
hes too weighed down to
fly.
Pawn Sacrifice (PG-13)
-- In the 1970s, American
Bobby Fischer presented
a threat to Russias dominance of international
chess. As the Cold War got
colder, the world looked
to Iceland and a series of
matches between Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and
Russian champion Boris
Spassky (Liev Schrieber).
Rather high-strung and
wracked with inner demons, Fischer became a
larger-than-life figure as
his mental state fluctuates
under the weight of several mega-tons of international pressure.
Maguire gives a solid
performance, even though
his real-life inspiration is
boiled down to a tortured
genius archetype. Schreiber also is a force to be
reckoned with, contrasting
his opponents paranoia
with frosty confidence.
This based-on-a-true-story
film doesnt change the
game, but shows some interesting moves.
Queen of Earth (R) - For Catherine (Elizabeth
Moss), a trip to her best
friends country retreat
was supposed to be a welcome reprieve from her
spiral of mental anguish.
Shes still reeling from her
fathers suicide, and her
boyfriend just dumped her
in the meanest way possible. Her friend, Virginia
(Katherine Waterston), is
more abrasive than supportive; she knows her
friend and how to hurt
her. Catherines mental
breakdown plays out like
a slow-motion trainwreck,
speckled with bits of ultradark humor. Moss talent
is undeniable, and director Alex Ross Perry gives
her the lens she needs to
focus it.
Dragon Blade (R) -- In
this super-budgeted Chinese historical epic, Roman conquerors square off
with Han-Dynasty heroes
in a crucial clash of blade,
bone and bronze. The
Silk Road is a vital trade
route linking the empires
of the East and West. Roman general Lucius (John
Cusack, looking tired per
usual) teams up with Chinese leader Huo An (Jackie
Chan, still kicking butt) to
stave off the murderous
Tiberius (Adrien Brody,
really hamming it up this
time). As a lover of history and martial arts and
all three of those leads, I
really wanted this movie
to live up to its epic ambitions, but like so many
other sweeping swordstories, it gets lost somewhere along the road.

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THINGS
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Dec. 19: Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., Greer First


Baptist Church
Feb. 6: Chamber Concert,
7:30 p.m., Cannon Centre
March 26: Masterworks
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Baptist Church
May 7: Pops Celebration,
6:30 p.m., Greer First Baptist Church

BJU HOSTS CHILDRENS


CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Families will get a taste


of holiday traditions from
around the world at the
Bob Jones Museum & Gallerys annual Childrens
Christmas Celebration on
Saturday at the museums
Wade Hampton location.
Two Christmas parties,
one at 12:30 p.m., and
another at 3:30 p.m., will
feature an assortment of
art activities, music, traditions, and food.
Its a nice outing for a
family, said Ruth Vidal,
M&Gs elementary education outreach coordinator. The event is set up
in stations, so families
can enjoy walking through
the museum at their own
pace.
Upon arrival, each child
will receive a passport and
have their photo ID taken.
The passport grants them
admission to each cultural
and craft station including
stops at diverse countries
such as Mexico, Greece,
and France. Along the
way, young adventurers
will examine various European paintings depicting
the Christmas story and
be able to sample international cookies and Mexican
hot chocolate.
The celebration features
two programs designed to
be both fun and educational including an interactive
music presentation giving
children the opportunity
to hear ethnic instruments
and carols sung by an international student choir.
The program is directed
by Dr. Sue Quindag of the
Bob Jones University music faculty.
The Childrens Christmas Celebration will be
held at the Museum &
Gallerys main location on
the campus of Bob Jones
University. Registration is
available at www.bjumg.
org/christmas-celebration
or by calling 770-1331.
Other holiday opportunities at the Museum &
Gallery include:
Christmas
Scavenger
Hunt for kids (ages 5-12):
available through Wednesday, Dec. 16. This selfpaced activity highlights
various paintings and
objects around the world
related to the Christmas
story. Prizes are available
at the completion of each
scavenger hunt in the M&G
Gift Shop.
Christmas
Strolling
Tour for adults: available through Wednesday,
Dec. 16. While children
enjoy their quest through
the galleries, adults can
discern some of the rich
symbolism present in the
storytelling power of Old
Master paintings. Guests
can stroll the galleries and
ponder the artists use of
color and precise imagery to reveal an unparalleled gift to the world.

ABBEY ELMORE BAND


PERFORMS FREE CONCERT

The Abbey Elmore Band,


four Upstate-based pop/
rock musicians, will play
a live and free concert at
Chapman Cultural Center
Sunday, from 2-4 p.m.
Fronted by Abbey Elmore, this band is a cross
between modern-day pop
and old-school rock and
roll. The other members
are Tyler Tullis, Donnie Elmore and Nick Wells.
Every Sunday afternoon,
Chapman Cultural Center
hosts Sunday Unplugged,
a weekly program that offers the public a casual,
no-stress, and mostly free
opportunity to enjoy local
culture and art. In addition to having a free live
concert, Spartanburg Art
Museum, Artists Guild of
Spartanburg Gallery, Spartanburg Regional History
Museum, and the Student

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STORYTIME THURSDAYS

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Children can experience Christmas around the world at Bob Jones Museum & Gallery
with two parties on Saturday.
Galleries are open, 1-5
p.m. and free. Spartanburg Science Center is also
open with an admission
of $4 per adult and $2.50
per student. For more information, call 542-ARTS
or visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org.

PAVILION HOSTS PETEYS


HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 15

Peteys Holiday Party


will be held at the Pavilion Recreation Complex in
Taylors on Tuesday, Dec.
15, from 9 a.m.-noon.
The event for ages 2-6
will feature a snack, holiday crafts, story time, a
visit to the bounce house
and a visit with Santa.
For more information
or to register, visit www.
GreenvilleRec.com.
To
register a day care as a
group, contact Tarsha
Small at tsmall@greenvillecounty.org or call 322PLAY (7539) ext. 215.

GSO PRESENTS
HOLIDAY AT PEACE

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra will present


Holiday at Peace Dec.
18-20 at the Peace Center
Concert Hall.
Returning with the GSO
is the International Ballet
Company and this years
show features husband
and wife Broadway stars,
Gary Mauer and Beth
Southard. Edvard Tchivzhel conducts.
Show times are Dec. 1819 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec.
20 at 3 p.m.
To purchase tickets, contact The Peace Center Box
Office at 467-3000 or visit
peacecenter.org.

SPINNING JENNY HOSTS


CLASSIC RADIO-PLAY

The Spinning Jenny will


present an American classic, Its a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play by Joe
Landry, on Dec. 18-19 at 8
p.m.
Frank Capras 1946 film
Its a Wonderful Life has
won the hearts of worldwide audiences through
its compelling story of
a man who has given up
his dreams to help others
and is driven to despair,
yet is transformed to renewed spirit of thankfulness when he is reminded
of all the lives that he has
touched.
The show is presented
here in the classic radioplay format popularized
in the 1940s, featuring
several jingles and commercials.
The Spinning Jenny is
located at 107 Cannon St.
in Greer.
Tickets available at the
door or by visiting www.
eventbrite.com or calling
901-8371.

FOOTHILLS PHILHARMONIC
CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Foothills Philharmonic
continues its 15th concert season on Saturday,
Dec. 19, with the annual
Christmas Concert at 7:30
p.m. at Greer First Baptist
Church.
This program will feature seasonal favorites
and a Toys for Tots drive.
Performing in Greenville
since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is
committed
to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate
community free of charge.
Each concert is followed
by a complimentary reception that allows patrons to
meet our musicians and

artistic director.
The church is located
at 201 W. Poinsett St. in
Greer.

groundsgreer.com
more information.

CHAPMAN CENTER TO HOST


HOLIDAY ARTMARKET

Greenville residents will


once again have the opportunity to broaden their
artistic and cultural understanding through ArtBreak, a continuing education event series hosted
by the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery.
Dec. 10 (M&G at Heritage
Green): Martha Severens,
curator, Greenville County
Museum of Art 1992-2010
Playing Detective: Sleuthing a Little-Known Painter
Named Eugene Thomason
M&G museum members
receive free admission to
all ArtBreak lectures.
For non-members, the lecture fee is $5. For those
interested in purchasing
a boxed lunch, there is an
additional $7 fee.
To register for any ArtBreak event and learn
more about M&G, please
visit www.bjumg.org/artbreak or call 770-1330.

Chapman Cultural Center will host its third annual Holiday ArtMarket in
the lobby of Chapman Cultural Centers theater and
in the West Wing Conference Room of the Moseley
Building, Saturday,
Dec.
19, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be live music, art demonstrations,
and refreshments, as well
as dozens of local artists and craftsmen selling
handmade goods including paintings, jewelry, pottery, metalwork, stained
glass, books, teas, soaps
and other items.
The ArtMarket will feature vendors including
Jewelry by Deb, Plan B
Designs, Art Glass Fusions, 4 Elizabeth, Soap
Deli, McRose Designs, Bella Dance Studio, and Hub
City Writers.
For more information,
call 542-ARTS.

CENTRE STAGE PRESENTS


LET IT SNOW

Centre Stage will present


a Christmas comedy Let It
Snow through Dec. 19.
This will be the American premier of the charming and nostalgic comedy
following the zany antics
of an eccentric 1950s English family of vaudeville
actors as they gather over
Christmas.
Songs
include Winter
Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Song,
Santa Claus Is Coming to
Town and Let It Snow.
The play is rated PG-13.

JUST TELL ME MY NAME


AT CENTRE STAGE

Centre Stages Fringe


Series continues with a
play about a man seeking
to find out just who he is,
and where he comes from.
Performances of Just Tell
Me My Name will be 7
p.m. Dec. 15 and 16.
Following the death of
his adoptive parents, Bill
Moore wants to discover
who the people responsible for his birth are, but
he must fight the secretive
system guarding the identity of his birth parents.
With twists and turns, the
story unfolds in surprising ways.

STOMPING GROUNDS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Stomping Grounds Open


Mic Night is held the second and fourth Friday of
each month. Dan and Luann Gray are hosting open
mic on the second Friday
of the month and Mr. John
is hosting on the fourth
Friday of the month, each
from 7-10 p.m.
Upcoming events:
Dec. 12: Roni Teems, Pop
and Christian Contemporary, 7-10 p.m.
Dec. 18: Annalisa Beninate, Christmas Show on
harp, 7-9 p.m.
Ongoing events:
Mondays: Colored Pencil Art Class with Robert
Decker, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesdays: Weekly Majong Games, 2-5 p.m.
First & third Tuesdays:
Old Time Jam with Bob
Buckingham, 7-9 p.m.
First & third Wednesdays: Celtic Session, 7-9
p.m.
Visit
www.stomping-

for

BJU PRESENTS
ARTBREAKS

LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS


TWO CHRISTMAS SHOWS

Greenville Little Theatre


is presenting A Christmas
Carol Dec. 11-12, 17-19 at
8 p.m. and a Dec. 13 show
at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices are $28
with discounts available
for seniors, juniors and
groups of 10 or more.
GLT will also perform
Twas the Night Before
Christmas during the
third annual Theatre for
Young Audiences Christmas show.
Performances are Dec.
16-18 at 10:30 a.m. and
Dec. 19 and 10:30 a.m. and
2 p.m.
All seats are $12 with
discounts available for
groups of 10 or more.

FOOTHILLS PHILHARMONIC
UPCOMING SEASON

Foothills Philharmonic
and conductor Kory Vrieze
have announced the 201516 season which begins
Sept. 12 and runs through
May 7, 2016.
Performances include:

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction


hosts a free childrens storytime for preschoolers
every Thursday morning
at 10:30 a.m.
Upcoming picture books
to be read include:
Dec. 10: Green Lizards
vs. Red Rectangles by
Steve Antony.
Dec. 17: Daddy Said a
Word I Never Heard by
Scott M. Cohn.
Dec. 24: The Knights
Before Christmas by Joan
Holub.
Dec. 31: Mother Gooses
Pajama Party by Danna
Smith.
The store is located at
1175 Woods Crossing Rd.
#5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and
Jimmy Johns).
For more information,
call 675-0540.

FURMAN ANNOUNCES
SOUND QUALITY SERIES

The Furman University


Music Department announces its Sound Quality
& More Music Series for
the 2015-2016 season.
The Furman Music Department presents more
than 220 public events
each year. Sixteen of those
events are spotlighted in
the 2015-16 Sound Quality & More series including
student ensemble performances, Hartness organ
recitals, faculty chamber
music collaborations and
a costumed opera production with orchestra.
All Sound Quality events
start at 8 p.m. and are
located on the Furman
University campus where
parking is free.
Tickets are available in
advance or at the door.
Season sets are $150 and
include all 16 performances. Individual event tickets
are $12 for adults, $10 for
seniors, and $5 for students, with the exception
of opera The Magic Flute,
Feb. 25 and 27
The January schedule includes:
Friday, January 15, 8 p.m.
Faculty
Chamber
Music
Series
Daniel Recital Hall
Thursday,
January
21,
8
p.m.
Hartness Organ Series
Charles Tompkins, Organ
Daniel Memorial Chapel
Part of the annual Church
Music Conference
For
more
information and to order tickets
visit
www.furman.edu/
MusicTickets
<http://
www.furman.edu/
MusicTickets> or contact
the Furman Department of
Music at 294-2086, email
FurmanMusic@furman.
edu.

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THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

Is right arm better


for blood pressure?
DEAR DR. ROACH:
Would you explain the
proper method for taking blood pressure? One
instruction I read says to
use the left arm. However,
another shows the healthcare worker taking blood
pressure in the left arm
and patients using automatic cuffs on the right
arm. The right subclavian
artery comes off the ascending aorta closer to the
heart than the left subclavian artery, which suggests
that the logical method
would be to use the right
arm. However, the self-assessment health stations
at the grocery store and
the YMCA are set up to use
the left arm to measure
blood pressure. -- C.R.
ANSWER: There usually is only a small difference between the left and
right arm blood pressure,
so it is OK to use whichever arm is easiest for you.
There are some automatic
blood pressure cuffs that
are designed to be on the
left arm, probably because
most right-handed people
have an easier time manipulating the cuff with their
right hand. A human is
more accurate than most
machines.
If there is a significant
(greater than 10 mm Hg)
and consistent difference
in the left arm from the
right, that could indicate
an abnormality such as a
coarctation of the aorta.
This is a congenital constriction of the aorta, the
major blood vessel of the
body. Fortunately, this is

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
pretty uncommon to find
in adults nowadays.
High blood pressure is
one of the most common
ailments for the general
population. The booklet
on it describes what it
does and how its treated.
Readers can order a copy
by writing: Dr. Roach - No. 104W, 628 Virginia
Drive Orlando, FL 32803.
Enclose a check or money
order (no cash) for $4.75
U.S./$6 Canada with the
recipients printed name
and address. Please allow
four weeks for delivery.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: I
have read your articles
and respect your opinion.
I would like to ask you if
you think it is safe to take
these medications together: butalbital, zolpidem,
Lunesta,
clonazepam,
clonidine,
hydroxyzine,
Lyrica, prochlorperazine,
quetiapine, tizanidine and
tramadol. I am concerned
for someone I love. This
person has a history of addiction and mental-health
issues. Would they be safe
if a person didnt have an
addiction history or mental-health issues? Your
opinion is appreciated. -Anon.

ANSWER: Thats a very


frightening list in a person with addiction issues. The likelihood of a
significant interaction is
high, even in a healthy volunteer. I could be wrong,
and maybe a psychiatrist
with much more knowledge than I have of your
loved one has prescribed
this, but the list looks to
me like prescriptions from
multiple doctors, none of
whom knew what the others were prescribing, and
each of whom was trying to help a significant
psychiatric issue. It also
may be that some of these
medicines were meant to
be discontinued when a
new one was started. Literally every one of those
11 medications can cause
sedation.
My best advice would be
to bring your loved one
and ALL of the medicine to
ONE doctor, who can pare
down the medications to
a safer and more manageable level.
***
Dr. Roach regrets that
he is unable to answer individual letters, but will
incorporate them in the
column whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.
To view and order health
pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to
Good Health, 628 Virginia
Drive Orlando, FL 32803.
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All Rights Reserved

SOAP UPDATES
Elizabeth warned Nikolas
that the truth was out and
to brace himself for the
fallout. Morgan got reckless with his meds. Monica came up with an idea
for a charitable donation
that conflicted with Pauls
plans. Wait to See: Dillon
and Maxie recognize an
important anniversary.

BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Ivy was hospitalized after an accident at Forrester


Creations. Maya witnessed
firsthand how Nicoles
pregnancy was beginning
to take a toll on her sisters
relationship with Zende.
Steffy confessed to Ridge
and Caroline about what
really happened between
her and Ivy. Ridge scolded
Thomas for seducing Ivy.
Attempting to move on
from their argument and
her accident, Ivy made a
confession to Liam about
Steffy. Wyatt realized
Ivys concerns were real
when Steffy arrived with
the intention of apologizing. Thomas showed some
emotion by feeling guilty
for Ivys predicament. Wait
to See: A family friend arrives with a secret.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Abigail pleaded with Ben


to give her back her baby.
Hope was pushed over the
edge as she demanded answers from Dr. Malcolm.
Eduardo and Kate got to
know one another. Later,
Eduardo received an unexpected visitor. Hope struck
a deal with Dr. Malcolm.
Someone from Steves
past turned up in Salem.
John questioned Eduardo
about Winterthorne Academy. Andre targeted Belle
to get to Sami. Steve and
Kayla made love. Joey was
unaware that was he was

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

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Ashleigh Brewer stars as


Ivy on The Bold and The
Beautiful
in over his head. Philip
returned home with big
plans for Titan. Later,
Brady confided to Theresa
his concerns about Philip.
Wait to See: Belle shares a
secret with Brady.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Elizabeth crumbled under pressure and finally


made a confession. Dante
and Valerie were interrupted at the most awkward of moments. Lulu
made a deal with Johnny.
Michael made a covert attempt to learn more about
Sabrinas pregnancy. Robins failure resulted in her
living on borrowed time.
Olivia went ballistic. Dillon
came to the wrong conclusion about Johnny. Jason
filled in Sonny on the recent events and received
some advice in return.

Ashley asked Adam


what Victor was holding
over him. Lily hoped that
she and Cane could mend
fences. Marisa tried to seduce Luca in order to get
more information about
their daughter. Meanwhile, Noah asks Kevin to
help him find dirt on Luca.
Nick pleaded with Sage
not to push him away.
Dylan asks for Pauls help
getting Sharon an early
Christmas present. Adam
told Chelsea that working
with Victor allowed him to
protect Jack. Sharon told
Dr. Anderson that feared
she was going to lose her
baby. Ashley promised
Adam she would keep his
secret. Paul was proud of
Dylans devotion to family.
Devon lashed out at Cane
for making Lily cry. Ashley
tried to make a deal with
Victor that would end the
feud between Jabot and
Newman Enterprises. Wait
to See: Stitch is forced to
tell Abby about his feelings for her mother.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

(c) 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

OUR SCHOOLS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015

SCHOOL
NEWS
GREENVILLE COUNTY

Grayson Stanis
River Ridge Elementary
William Chastain
Joshua Child
Hailey Holsenback
Byrnes High students
Harsahib Dev and Jason
Peck also received recognition for perfect scores on
one or multiple subjects
of the ACT.

CRESTVIEW WINTER
PROGRAM IS DEC. 10

Crestview
Elementary
will host its winter program, Christmas at the
OK Corral on Thursday,
Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. at the J.
Harley Bonds Center.
This program will feature the chorus and a winter, western-themed musical presented by the third
grade students.
The event is free to the
public.

BLUE RIDGE MIDDLE


SETS CONCERT SCHEDULE

Blue Ridge Middle will


host three winter concerts
this year.
The band will perform in
concert Monday, Dec. 14,
from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The strings concert will
be Tuesday, Dec. 15, from
7-8 p.m.

BROOK GLENN TO HOLD


WINTER CONCERT DEC. 14

Brook Glenn Elementary


will hold its PTA Winter
Concert on Monday, Dec.
14, at 6:30 p.m. at North
Hills Community Church,
4952 Edwards Road in
Taylors.

WOODLAND HOLIDAY
CONCERT IS DEC. 14

The Woodland Elementary chorus and drum holiday concert will be held
Monday, Dec. 14, at 6:30
p.m. in the cafeteria.
A short PTA meeting will
be held prior to the concert at 6:15 p.m.

CHANDLER CREEK COOKIE


DECORATING DEC. 14

The Chandler Creek Elementary PTA will hold a


Christmas Program and
cookie decorating event
on Monday, Dec. 14, during its monthly meeting.
The chorus will perform
several holiday songs and
families can come early
to decorate cookies in the
school cafeteria.

RIVERSIDE HIGH PRESENTS


OLD-TIME RADIO SHOW

The
Riverside
High
Speech and Debate team
will host its annual oldfashioned radio production on Dec. 17 at 6:30
p.m. in the school auditorium.
The program will feature
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and other tales
of the season.
Tickets are $5 and are
available from speech and
debate team members or
at the door. Refreshments
will be served.
For more information,
call Michele Peek at 4988087.

RIVERSIDE MIDDLE
COLLECTING TOYS FOR TOTS

The Riverside Middle


student council has begun
a toy drive to support the
local Toys for Tots program this holiday season.
Students can bring an
unwrapped toy to their
homeroom teachers between now and Dec. 18.
Each grade level homeroom donating the most
toys will receive an appreciation celebration.

BRMS DONATES
TO LOCAL CHARITIES

Blue Ridge Middle students gathered 2,750 cans


of food and more than
$4,000 for local charities
in their annual food drive
recently.

ASSIGNMENT CHANGE
CHOICE LOTTERY OPEN

A Change in Assignment
Choice Lottery Window
where parents can submit
a choice form for up to
three schools at their number one choice school will
be available from through
Friday, Dec. 18.
Since order of receipt of
form does not impact assignment, parents will not
be allowed to line up at
schools.
A lottery will be conducted and results will
be posted no later than
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
on the GCS website providing the order of lottery selections by grade for each
school. Names will not
be listed. Parents will access results by using their
choice form number.

ing project, Santa Paws,


this week. Ingrid Norris
with the Spartanburg Humane Society, along with
a volunteer, visited Reidville with therapy dog to
teach students about caring for animals. They also
talked about the great way
the Humane Society helps
homeless animals.
All this month, students will be collecting
food, blankets, towels,
toys, treats and shampoo
to support the Humane
Society. Shelters are very
crowded this month, and
they want to remind everyone to consider adoption.

REIDVILLE JOINS
SANTA PAWS PROJECT

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Field trip fun

Washington Center students were treated to a trip to the


Childrens Museum of the Upstate, thanks to a donation
from Riverside High. Approximately 130 students were
able to learn about the systems of the human body, lasers,
working on a farm, grocery shopping and community
helpers.
Space by grade level will
later determine the choice
assignments.
Students
selecting a school as a
higher choice have priority over students selecting the school as a lower
priority.
Beginning Tuesday, Jan.
19, 2016, Change in Assignment Choice requests
will be date and time
stamped at each requested
school and listed in order
of receipt on the requested schools waiting list after students on the lottery
waiting list. All parents
will be notified of their
childrens 2016-17 school
assignment no later than
Thursday, March 24, 2016.
Students will remain on
school waiting lists until
the tenth day of school.

BRUSHY CREEK HOSTS


INTERNET SAFETY EVENT

Brushy Creek Elementary


will host an Internet Safety
presentation by Rick Floyd
on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6
p.m. in the school media
center.
Floyd, a retired Greenville City undercover internet detective, will share
valuable
information
about internet safety and
how to keep your child
safe with
technology.
Topics will include social
networking,
cyberbullying, texting, popular apps
and more. Floyd currently
works in the Greenville
County School Districts
Information Security Department.

WOODLAND OFFERS AFTER


SCHOOL ART ENRICHMENT

Woodland
Elementary
will offer an After School
Art Enrichment program
instructed by Mrs. LairdArnold beginning in January.
Students will create oneof-a-kind art projects using a variety of materials
and processes to expand
their knowledge of art and
exposure to the art-making process.
The six one-hour classes
will be held on Thursdays
from 3-4 p.m. The schedule is second and third
graders, Jan. 7-Feb. 11;
fourth and fifth graders,
Feb. 18-March 24; and K5
and first graders, April
14-May 19. Cost is $65 per
student.
Space is limited. For
more information, visit
the schools web page.

DISTRICT FIVE

Assessment of State Standards, is given to students


in fourth through eighth
grade across South Carolina each year. This past
spring, students were tested in the subjects of social
studies and science. Five
students in District Five
scored a perfect score in
one, or both, of those subjects.
They included:
Berry Shoals
Intermediate
Anika Rana
Henry Tucker
Lyman Elementary
Noah Miles
Reidville Elementary
Owen Estola
River Ridge Elementary
William Chastain
Many students were also
honored for their achievement on the ACT Aspire
test. Each year, this test is
given to students in third
through eighth grade,
in the subjects of Reading, Writing, English, Science and Math. This past
spring, the district had 20
students score maximum
scores in one or multiple
subjects.
They included:
Beech Springs
Intermediate
Timothy Atkins
Abby Bridges
Reagan Marsh
Carlee Motes
Edwin Ritts
Berry Shoals
Intermediate
Evelyn Atkins
Monica Boloni
Kennedy Goldsmith
Daniel Grooms
Jenna Hollis
D.R. Hill Middle
Madaline Bridges
Andrew Watson
Florence Chapel Middle
Benay Daniel
Logan Tucker
Madison Wilber
Reidville Elementary
Owen Estola

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As the holidays approach, students at Reidville Elementary are making sure mans best friend
has a happy holiday too.
The school launched its
December Service Learn

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Santa off at our office
by Dec. 16 and we
will express them
to the North Pole.

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RIVER RIDGE STUDENT ART

When hundreds open up


the District Five holiday
card this year, they will
find the artwork of River
Ridge Elementary student,
Peter Novikov.
Every year, elementary
and intermediate school
art teachers submit artwork for the district holiday card contest. This year,
Novikovs entry, which
featured a South Carolina palm tree and holiday
scene, was selected from
dozens of finalists.
Novikov is a student of
teacher Lorie Goode at
River Ridge.
He was honored before
the Board of Trustees last
week, and presented with
a certificate and 50 copies of his card to use this
holiday.

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PASS, ACT ASPIRE SCORES

Dozens of District Fives


top students were recognized recently for their
performance on SCPASS
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