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SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 103 NO. 34 75 CENTS

Taylors pedestrian struck, killed


BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
A Taylors man was
struck and killed while
walking alongside Locust Hill Road in Greer at
around 7:15 a.m. Saturday
morning.
The man was identified
as 61-year-old John William Cowan, according
to information from the
Greenville County Coroners office.
Cowan was struck by a
Ford pickup that ran off
the roadway, the coroners

office reported. The vehicles driver was charged


with driving too fast for
conditions.
Cowan leaves behind a
wife and two children.
According to his obituary, Cowan was a native
of Clark County, Kentucky
and was the son of the
late George T. Cowan, Jr.
and Naoma Rae Dodson
Cowan.
He was an employee
of Jobscope Corporation
and member of Fairview
Baptist Church, where he
served as a deacon, Sun-

day school teacher and


choir member. Cowan was
also a hiker and avid University of Kentucky fan.
He was just a good and
Godly man, Fairview pastor Eddie Leopard said.
He was very active in
our church and just so involved. Its amazing to see
how much he actually did.
We called him a five star
player because he did it
all.
Leopard said the news
came as a shock to those
that knew Cowan.
You have to trust that

something good is going


to come out of it, Leopard said. Theres no way
to answer the why. Those
are things you cant figure
out. Theres an old saying that if you cant see
the hand of God, trust the
heart of God.
Were already seeing
the hand of God at work
through this situation, he
said. Were grieving, but
were trusting that something good and something
positive is going to come
out of this.

TECHNOLOGY TAKEOVER

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Middle Tyger Community Center held an informational


meeting for seniors interested in new programming
Tuesday evening.

Middle Tyger
plans to offer
senior services
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Teachers at Beech Springs Intermediate School in Duncan distributed laptops to students last week. The school piloted
a new 1:1 technology program that is being implemented district-wide in 2016.

D5 implements new program


BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Technology is changing
the way teachers operate
in Spartanburg School District Five.
The district, which distributed 3,700 laptops to
students this year as part
of a 1:1 technology program, is hoping to pioneer
some new territory for lo-

cal schools, as teachers


and students seek to incorporate technology with
daily instruction.
We basically asked
them to change the delivery of content in their
classrooms, said Amanda
Dobson, director of instructional
technology
for the district. What we
ended up finding was we
had more teachers in the

district ready to go this


route.
Last school year, the district gave laptops to each
student at Beech Springs
Intermediate, which was
chosen to pilot the program for the district.
Christopher
McCants,
who is now in his second
year as principal at the
school, said the impact
was felt immediately.

It changed the way


teachers taught, McCants
said. They were serving as facilitators rather
than lecturers. The kids
were engaging and it was
something fresh for them.
Everyone really embraced
it.
Laptops were primarily
used for research, according to McCants, but teachers
SEE TECHNOLOGY | A6

The Middle Tyger Community Center (MTCC) will


soon offer senior services.
Plans to begin new
programming were announced Tuesday evening
in Lyman, as dozens of local residents were on hand
for an informational meeting.
The program is initially
expected to serve 25 seniors, but MTCC hopes to
be serving more than 200
people by 2018.
With many members of
the Baby Boomer generation transitioning into retirement, we as a community have a responsibility
to provide opportunities
for these residents to remain active and engaged,
said Andrea Moore, executive director of MTCC.
With this new senior programming, we will not only
create ways for senior residents to interact with one
another, but also to share
their experiences with
younger generations.
For example, seniors
could tutor students seek-

Heat brings
record demand
for Greer CPW
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Abnormally hot weather
has sparked high demand
from Greer Commission
of Public Works (CPW) customers, according to the
agency.
Greer CPW users set two
all-time peaks for electric
demand in June and July,
but the utility company
also saw growth as well.
Its been warmer than
normal, Greer CPW General Manager Jeff Tuttle
said. We had like 18 or 19
days above 90 degrees in
June. And in July, we were
quite a bit above average.
If you look at the last
several summers, theyve
probably been relatively

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OPINION
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cool compared to expectations, he said. Then,


when you have a real furnace blast like youve had
this summer, its really noticeable.
On Wednesday, July 27,
from 5 to 6 p.m., the total
system demand was 90.71
megawatt- hours, beating
the former peak of 88.08
megawatt-hours set June
30, 2015 by nearly 3 percent.
In addition, CPW set
an all-time monthly electric consumption peak of
44,944,216 kilowatt-hours,
exceeding the previous
peak monthly consumption by 6.15 percent.
But, its not just electric consumption that is
SEE CPW | A5

DEATHS

John William Cowan, 61


Mary Earle Bull Gwinn, 93
Barbara Ann Davis
McClimon, 81
Kenneth James Painter,
65

With this
new senior
programming, we
will not only create
ways for senior
residents to interact
with one another,
but also to share
their experiences
with younger
generations.

Andrea Moore

Executive director, MTCC

ing their GEDs. They could


read to children in our preschool, or counsel people
on job-seeking skills. The
opportunities for fruitful interaction across all
age groups is something
were all excited about,
she said.
SEE MTCC | A3

Man
charged
with
murder
attempt
Identified self
as Turtle
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Available
The deadline is approaching for developers to submit proposals for the former Allen
Bennett Hospital site, located on Wade Hampton Boulevard at Memorial Drive Ext. The
City of Greer will not accept proposals after Oct. 4. For more information, call 416-0125.

LIVING HERE
OCTAHOUSE

Taylors resident
designs unique
dream home

B5

A Greer man has been


charged with attempted
murder after police say he
threatened the lives of two
local residents last Saturday.
According to Greer Police, Reinald Arron Vallejo
Jr., of Greer, was arrested
for attempted murder,
unlawful carry of a pistol
SEE CHARGED | A8

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COMMUNITY

A2 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

District governor visits


Rotary Club of Greer
The Rotary Club of
Greater Greer welcomed
Lance Young, District
7750 Governor, to its dinner meeting last month.
Governor Young took
office on July 1 and will
serve as Governor through
June 30, 2017. He, along
with Cathy Golson, assistant district governor,
John Kimbel, president of
the districts e-club, and
guests from the Greer community were welcomed by
the clubs president-elect,
Jeri Lynn Smith-Lloyd.
Prior to the evenings
dinner, Governor Lance
took the opportunity to
meet with the officers and
directors of the Greer club
to discuss their goals and

COMMUNITY
NEWS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR FALL FOR GREENVILLE

Public Education Partners (PEP) has once again


been chosen by Fall For
Greenville as a Non-Profit
Beneficiary. PEP supports
public education in Greenville County schools.
Fall for Greenville is
scheduled for October 1416. To volunteer, sign up
at fallforgreenville.net. For
more information on PEP,
visit www.pepgc.org.

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES


TO START IN GREER

The City of Greer will be


offering Dog Obedience
Classes starting in August.
Training Day Options will
be Wednesdays, Aug. 24Sept. 14, or Thursdays,
Aug. 25-Sept. 15.
Classes are held from
6:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Tryon Recreation Center.
These four one-hour classes are offered at $99 and
are taught by certified dog
trainer Ray Rucker.
For more information
and to register contact Ray
Rucker at (877) 364-7667
or k93ners@yahoo.com.

strategies for the year. He


used the time to provide
ideas and share experiences that could benefit the
club as they follow their
plan for the year. After
dinner he acknowledged
to the audience the many
contributions that the
Greer club continues to
make to the District and
the Foundation.
Governor Young has
been a Rotarian since 2004
and is currently a member
of the Greenville Evening
Club. He served as President of the Rotary Club
of Clemson in 2010-2011.
He is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Bequest Society Member, and
Paul Harris Society mem-

ber. He retired from teaching at Clemson University


in 2014 where he taught
and advised students in
the College of Business
and Behavioral Science. He
retired from the U.S. Air
Force at the rank of Colonel after serving over 29
years.
The Rotary Club of
Greater Greer meets weekly on Tuesday mornings at
7:15 at The Wink Caf on
Poinsett Street in Greer.
The only exception is the
3rd Tuesday when there
is no meeting. Guests are
welcome to visit.
For further information,
visit the clubs web site:
www.greer-rotary.com;
or call 630-3988.

SERVICE CENTER
TO BE CLOSED ONE DAY

egory Selection and one


door prize entry.
That day, set-up and registration begins at 10 a.m.
Registration table opens at
9 a.m. for early birds.
All proceeds are for Nicaragua Mission Team
traveling to Nicaragua in
June with Chosen Children
Ministries. For more information, visit www.chosenchildrenministries.org.

The Customer Service


Center at Greer Commission of Public Works will
be closed this Friday, Aug.
26, for renovations. Customers may still use the
overnight drop by in the
drive-thru for payments.

MUTT STRUT TO SUPPORT


GHS SATURDAY

The Greenville Humane


Society will be hosting its
fifth annual Mutt Strut
from 8:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the
Greenville Tech campus
and along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

CAR SHOW TO FUNDRAISE


FOR MISSION TRIP

Duncan First is hosting


a Car Show starting at 10
a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27,
at 103 E. Main St., Duncan,
to raise support for a mission trip.
Festivities include prizes, food, music and more.
Trophies and prizes are
Top Peoples Choice, The
Gobbler, Stylishly Classic,
Burning Rubber Hotrods,
Truck of Your Dreams and
Youngins.
Registration is $10 for
pre-registration and $15
on that day. Registration
includes entry for Peoples Choice Top 10, Cat-

BOOK LAUNCH TO FEATURE


KELLY DURHAM

Kelly Durham, a South


Carolina author, will be
hosting a book launch party on Saturday, Aug. 27,
at Fiction Addiction. This
event is free and open to
the public.

OPEN HOUSE SET FOR


DANCE WITHOUT LIMITS

Beth Bradley, owner and


instructor, is having an
Open House from 4-7 p.m.
on Saturday, Aug. 27, for
Greers newest dance studio, Dance Without Limits.
At the Open House, residents are given the opportunity to see the new facility, meet the director and
register for fall classes to
begin on Monday, Aug. 29.

ART CONTEST
FOR LAKE ROBINSON

Friends of Lake Robinson invites residents

Sample
election
ballot
available
BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Jeri Lynn Smith-Lloyd, of the Rotary Club of Greater Greer


welcomed Lance Young, left, at last months meeting.

regardless of age to submit their best two-dimensional artwork (photos,


paintings,
watercolors,
etc.) capturing the beauty
of Lake Robinson and the
surrounding area.
Winners are to receive
$100 for first place, $50
for second place and $25
for third place.
Artwork must be submitted by Monday, Aug.
29, with a limit of two entries per artist.
For more information,
visit www.lakerobinson.
org.

reation Center, located at


226 Oakland Ave., Greer.
This class is free and no
partner is necessary.

Registered voters are


now able to view a sample
ballot for the upcoming
2016 election.
Visit www.scvotes.org,
look in the upper right
corner and find get my
sample ballot.
Residents may click
there and enter first name,
last name and birthday.
Then, follow instructions
to see the sample ballot.
Please study all offices
and local questions if applicable to be ready to cast
your ballot in November,
said Henry Laye, Director of Registration and
Elections for Spartanburg
County.
kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

FUNDRAISER FOR
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC

A fundraiser for Taylors


Free Medical Clinic is to
take place from 5-8 p.m.
on Monday, Aug. 29, at
Jersey Mikes Subs, Greer.
Jersey Mikes will donate 20 percent of the
designated sales to the
clinic.
Tell them you are supporting the Taylors Free
Medical Clinic when you
order.

DANCING CLASS
TO BEGIN FOR SENIORS

City of Greer Seniors


Out and Around (SOAR)
is starting a Seniors Beginner Line Dancing Class
at 10 a.m. on Wednesday,
Aug. 31, at the Tryon Rec-

309 Northview Drive

848-1935

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NEWS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

THE GREER CITIZEN A3

Town of Wellford seeks


to construct new park
With land
from the
county

directly into a swing unit.


The park will also include two multi purpose
fields, soccer and football,
and a baseball-softball
field, Guy said. The park
will be available to any individual, group or organization with the need for a
recreation facility.

BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER

PHOTOS | SUBMITTED

B-T-S blessing
Greer First Presbyterian
Church held Rally Day
on Sunday to celebrate
children moving up to the
next Sunday School class.
During the yearly event,
all children are invited to
the front during worship
with their backpacks while
the congregation prays a
special prayer (right). Each
child then receives a tag
with the prayer to hang on
their backpack.

CHURCH Devenger Road


NEWS
GREER FIRST TO HOST END
OF SUMMER CELEBRATION

Greer
First
Baptist
Church will host a backto-school celebration at
Otter Creek Water Park
on Wednesday from 5:45
- 7:45 p.m. Entrance to the
park is free. Concessions
will be available for purchase.

COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY


AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Community Bible Study,


an
interdenominational
Bible
Study
including
women, men and married
couples, will begin a 30
week study From the Red
Sea to the Jordan River
on Monday, Aug. 29 from
7-8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 200 W.
Washington St. in downtown Greenville.
More information available at greenvilleeve.cbsclass.org and contact
information is Melanie.
r.waites@gmail.com. This
study will include Exodus,
Leviticus and Numbers.

MTCC: To
begin senior
services
FROM PAGE ONE

MTCC partnered with


Spartanburg County Parks
Department, Spartanburg
Regional Foundation, the
Appalachian Council of
Governments and the S.C.
Lt. Governors Office on
the project.
Senior services will include: classes, workshops,
group activities, transportation, information assistance, congregate dining,
home meal delivery and
injury prevention.
Marsha Gibbs and House
Rep. Rita Allison will cochair a capital campaign to
raise funds for the center.
Adding programming
for seniors will add another wonderful community
resource to an exceptional
community center, said
Allison. Not only will our
older residents benefit
from these interactions,
but those we serve in every
age group can no doubt
benefit from their wisdom
and experience.
Founded in 1998, MTCC
provides comprehensive
services to the Lyman
community,
including
early childhood education,
family counseling, youth
development, health clinics and adult education.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

to host Back-toHomeschool Bash


BY KATIE CRUICE SMITH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
Devenger Road Presbyterian Church will be hosting its first annual Greenville Back to Homeschool
Bash on Saturday, Aug. 27,
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We wanted to get the
word out about things
that homeschoolers are
looking for, said Amanda
Moore, who is organizing
the event with her sisterin-law, Amanda Malphrus.
We
started
planning
about a month and a half
ago and have been amazed
by the response.
The church will have
more information on its
American Heritage Girls
and TrailLife troops as
part of the event. In addition, several associations
will be on-site, including
The South Carolina Homeschool Accountability Association, the SC Home
Educators
Association,
and the South Carolina Association of Independent
Home Schools.
There will also be an opportunity to sign up for
classes with Classical Conversations, Southern Expressions Cooking and Catering, Pearsons Palette,
Joyful Noise Piano Studio,
CompuChild, Simpsonville
Gymnastics, Soccer Shots,
Music Academy of Taylors, Greenville Academy
of Martial Arts, Killer B
Boxing, Drum Percussion
Studio, and Yarley Music
Studio.
Information will also
be available regarding
the YMCA Homeschool
Program and Upcountry

History Museum.
Brain
Balance Centers of Greenville will be available for
free assessments and
giveaways, and STRIDES
Tutoring Services will be
present as well.
We are excited that
Colonial Williamsburg is
sending someone to represent them as well, said
Moore, who was surprised
when the organization volunteered to send a representative.
There will even be an opportunity to win a family
four-pack to the Greenville Zoo and a gift card to
Learning Cycle.
In addition, Chick-fil-A of
Laurens Rd. and Haywood
Rd. will be on-site to hire
teens interested in pursuing a job with the company. Teens will also be able
to speak with representatives from Write2Ignite, a
North Greenville Christian
writing conference for
teenagers.
While parents receive
more information on their
homeschooling journey,
there will be many activities available for the kids
as well.
As an added bonus, for
a reasonable fee, Bozwell
Photography will be holding sessions for back-toschool pictures during the
event.
The event is free to the
public.
Devenger Rd. Presbyterian is located at 1200 Devenger Rd. in Greer.

Wellford is hoping to
construct a new park with
land transferred from
Spartanburg County, but
some additional communication needs to take place
first.
At an Aug. 15 meeting,
Spartanburg County Council postponed the reading
of an ordinance to transfer property to Wellford.
Just making sure the
ordinance is worded the
way that both parties need
for it to be worded and
making sure we got the
information as to what the
plans are from each party
once its done, said Bob
Walker, District 5 Representative on Spartanburg
County Council. Were
hoping to have everything
ready by the September
meeting.
The site location, currently owned by Spartanburg County, is 240 N.
Craft Street in the city limits of Wellford.
This parcel was chosen
due to the property being
transferred to the city by
the county; therefore, we
did not have to purchase
land, said Chris Guy, Wellford city administrator.
Primarily, the park will
be utilized for sports recreation, Guy continued.
However, there will be
a .25 mile walking trail,
playground and hopefully handicap accessible
swings. These swings will
allow for individuals with
disabilities
to
station
wheelchairs and other mobile transportation devises

Primarily, the park


will be utilized for
sports recreation.
However, there
will be a .25 mile
walking trail,
playground and
hopefully handicap
accessible swings.
Chris Guy

Wellford city administrator


Currently, there are no
community parks located
within the city limits of
Wellford, said Chris Guy
Wellford City Administrator. As I am aware, the
closest facility is the Middle Tyger facility in Reidville.

Initial plans for the park


are developed, and the
deed transfer is expected
to be in October, Guy said.
Once the deed transfer
and $50k grant from Spartanburg is complete, we
will have a budget estimate
to apply for funding. This
will determine the time
frame for construction.
At that time, Guy will
apply for grant funding
from Council of Government (COG), Parks and
Recreation
Department
(PARD), Mary Black Foundation and South Carolina
Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
The idea for a Wellford park has been in the
works for approximately
10 years, Guy said. We
realized how beneficial a
community park would
be, but funding was limited and we would need a
location.
The main purpose was
to serve as a community
wide park with multiple
uses, Guy continued. We
wanted a safe environment
for our citizens and visitors to have a recreation
facility. Over the past few
years, residential growth
has increased; however,
sports and recreation facilities have remained limited.

The City of Greer Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a


Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m. on MONDAY, September
12, 2016, at 301 E. POINSETT STREET on the
following:
DOCKET NUMBER:
APPLICANT:
ADDRESS:
OWNER:
PARCEL ID NUMBER:
USE SOUGHT:

BZV-2016-04
Brenda H. Medlock
705 W Poinsett Street
4G Holdings LLC
G009000500202
Special Exception
for Used Car Lot

Documents related to the request are available for


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

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The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

So much more exciting

t had been a good four days since I


had seen our mangy fox, Freddie, in
the flesh, taking the hard boiled egg
Ive injected with ivermectin to clear up
his disease. Standing a good distance
away at dusk, Ive spotted the robustly
healthy other fox, his flame colored coat
reflecting the last glints of a late summer evening sun, but, alas, no Freddie.
Thats a good thing, isnt it? asked
Paul, somewhat baffled at my despondency, I thought you told me that as he
begins to recover hell feel stronger and
roam further away over his territory to
hunt.
I know I did, I sighed, peeling one of
the hardboiled eggs in hopes of seeing
the animal later that evening, But since
I havent seen him at all, Im a little worried.
Is the food gone in the morning?
Paul asked.
Yes, but since Im not seeing Freddie
take it, it might be that other big, fat,
fox stealing it. Not that the medicine will
hurt him, itll actually be a good preventative against mange.
Well, Ellie Mae, sighed Paul, losing
interest and sitting down to the evening
newscast, theres only so much you can

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
do.
Thats not the attitude that built this
country! I retorted, spurred to action
and now flinging open the fridge to
find something tastier, something more
inviting to a young fox to lure him into
the open, Surely we have something he
wont be able to resist?
Only if hes a vegetarian, Paul muttered, only if you can mold a piece of
tofu into the shape of a rat.
Oh, yes, theres that. Were not completely vegetarian, by the way, because
we eat fish and cheese. Not at the same
time, because the thought of a Salmon
Melt is pretty gross, but Im addicted
to cheese the way people are addicted
to chocolate. Except Im addicted to
chocolate, too. And my idea of a palate
cleanser is a pint of Guiness. So were
probably vegetarian less out of health

concerns and more because were too


drunk and stuffed with cheese to want
any kind of meat.
Ive got it! I said, taking out an artisan (which means youve paid too much)
loaf of spelt bread and beginning to saw
off a crust, Ill inject this piece of bread
with the meds, then smear a layer of
Rosies dog food on top and take it over
there. He wont be able to resist!
Had Paul not been as interested in the
next potential leader of the free world,
Im sure he would have turned his eyes
away from the screen and given me an
enthusiastic thumbs up, but as it was, I
took the delicious morsel with me and
crept stealthily through the small field,
inwardly cursing that Id been too lazy
to put on socks and knowing my ankles
were going to be considered an all youcan-eat-buffet to the chiggers, eagerly
awaiting on the tips of the damp grasses
grazing my bare legs.
There was a last strip of coral cloud
to the west, rapidly transitioning to
lavender, then grey, as I approached the
walnut tree and, feeling somewhat like
Boo Radley, tucking away treats for Jem
and Scout, I pushed his piece of bread
and Newmans Own Organic Chicken

Dinner for Dogs into the hollow at the


bottom. Rising, I gave a low whistle, as
I did every evening, and ran like hell
through the grass to beat the chiggers,
climbed over the fence and waited. And
watched.
Glad to have my phone to pass the
time, I perused social media and scratching my left ankle as the first tell-tale
red bumps appeared, I noted on my
Facebook page that it was exactly a year
ago that I had been called back to Los
Angeles to film the sequel to Coach.
Doesnt life take you on a crazy journey if youre willing and also crazy? A
year ago I was walking onto our soundstage at Universal Studios and secretly
hoping to catch a glimpse of Blake Shelton, who was working right next door,
on The Voice, and someone was asking
me if Id rather have a cappuccino or
mineral water. Now I was leaning against
the top board of the fence, scratching at
chigger bites and waiting for a mangy
fox to appear.
He did.
And somehow, that was so much more
exciting.

THE UPPER ROOM

KAELYNS
KORNER

Son of
encouragement

KAELYN PFENNING
Staff reporter

Read 1 Peter 5:7-12

here was a Levite, a native


of Syprus, Joseph, to whom
the apostles gave the name
Barnabas (which means son of
encouragement). Acts 4:36
(NRSV)
During my formative years,
my mom was my Barnabas,
my encourager. As a woman of
faith and prayer, she inspired
me to seek Gods will. When I
told her of my call to pastoral
ministry, she encouraged me to
go to college and get an education. Forty-three years later,
Im still a minister.
Throughout my ministry God
has been my ultimate encourager. When I am hurting, God
listens as I pour out my heart
in prayer. When I am discouraged, Gods word in the Bible
inspires and challenges me.
When I am frightened by the
worlds turbulence, God comforts me by sending the Holy
Spirit to speak words of peace
and sends me friends who
share words of hope.
We can follow Gods example
and be encouragers ourselves.
When people are hurting, we
can listen with compassion
instead of criticism or judgment. When nothers need to
be encouraged, we can use
scripture to console them and
lift their spirits. As the world
swirls around them through
tragedy, we can come alongside
them and simply be present
with them.
As the son of an encouraging mother, I am striving to be
a son of encouragement like
Barnabas was.
Thought for the day: How
will I remember Gods word
today?
Prayer: Dear God, encourage
us so that we may encourage
others. In Jesus name we pray.
Amen.

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Obamas prison pardons


endanger Americans
President Obama wants to be every felons
best friend. Whether locked up at Guantanamo
Bay or a federal penitentiary somewhere across
the America, every prisoner can hope that he,
too, will escape the Big House. Mercy and clemency is the hope of every prisoner, and some
deserve it, but not everyone to whom the president shows such mercy is likely to walk straight
on the narrow from now on. Americans who live
in a gated community or a big house with a platoon of armed guards are at no risk to suffer
the consequences. The rest of us are.
Mr. Obama has pardoned, or reduced or commuted the sentences of more than 600 federal
prisoners. Of those, 107 were convicted of gun
crimes. As our David Sherfinski and Stephen Dinan report, these numbers exceed the combined
acts of leniency for every president since John
F. Kennedy. The president says his prisoner release comes down to the need for greater fairness in the criminal justice system: Our focus
really has been on people who we think were
overcharged and people who we do not believe
have a propensity toward violence.
But it appears to be something personal as
well. In July 2015, Mr. Obama visited a federal
prison in Oklahoma, and the experience clearly
made a deep impression on him. Thats what
strikes me, there but for the grace of God,
he said, leaving unspoken the rest of the wellknown saying, go I. And that, he said, is
something that we all have to think about. All
true, but most Americans cant picture themselves behind bars as easily as Mr. Obama. In
his autobiography, The Dreams of My Father,
the president said he partook of cocaine and
marijuana during his college years. Could that
be why he so readily identifies with felons?
The president seems to lack similar sympathy
for the victims of gun violence and their families. Quick to seize upon tragic massacres like
Sandy Hook to advance his case for new gun
control measures, he is strangely reticent about
the everyday murders that bedevil the lives of
the poor particularly black and Hispanic poor

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every prisoner, and some deserve
it, but not everyone to whom the
president shows such mercy is likely
to walk straight on the narrow
from now on. Americans who live
in a gated community or a big
house with a platoon of armed
guards are at no risk to suffer the
consequences. The rest of us are.
in Mr. Obamas various hometowns, such as
Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune reports that 99 persons
were shot during the past week, 24 of them
fatally. The president takes pains to point out
that violent crime is still lower than it was 20
years ago, but in Chicago thats no longer true.
Inner-city residents in particular can only despair when Mr. Obama throws open the prison
doors.
Theres an important place for sentencing
reform. Mandatory minimums of 5, 7, 10 and
30 years for brandishing or firing a gun during a drug-trafficking crime or crime of violence
sound reasonable. But those sentences can also
be applied when a gun is not used but simply
turns up in the home of a drug-dealer. Congress
should consider legislation allowing judicial
discretion in cases in which there is no overt
threat from a gun, as advocated by Families
Against Mandatory Minimums.
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onesty can be hard.


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day, it is more simple
than trying to figure out how
to cover up the truth.
Even if we are ashamed of
our actions, taking responsibility is the best course of action.
A good name is to be
chosen rather than great
riches, and favor is better
than silver or gold, says
Proverbs 22:1.
When we are honest, we
can rest in the truth. If we are
challenged, we can point to the
evidence.
The truth usually comes out
sooner or later.
When we make poor decisions, we want to hide, yet
freedom comes with honesty.
One of my new favorite
songs, If Were Honest by
Francesca Battistelli, says:
Truth is harder than a lie.
The dark seems safer than
the light,
And everyone has a heart
that loves to hide.
Im a mess and so are you.
Weve built walls nobody can
get through.
Yeah, it may be hard, but the
best thing we could ever do,
ever do,
Bring your brokenness, and
Ill bring mine
Cause love can heal what
hurt divides,
And mercys waiting on the
other side
If were honest, If were honest.
Dont pretend to be something that youre not,
Living life afraid of getting
caught.
There is freedom found
when we lay
our secrets down at the
cross, at the cross.
Honesty takes courageboth
to acknowledge our own
shortcomings and to confront
in love the shortcomings of
others.
Galatians 6:1-5, a good guide
for addressing individuals
caught in sin, says, Brothers, if anyone is caught in
any transgression, you who
are spiritual should restore
him in a spirit of gentleness.
Keep watch on yourself, lest
you too be tempted. Bear one
anothers burdens, and so
fulfill the law of Christ. For
if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he
deceives himself. But let each
one test his own work, and
then his reason to boast will
be in himself alone and not
in his neighbor. For each will
have to bear his own load.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

Lyman trains new council,


discusses administrator
BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER
With a record number
of new council members
added this summer, Lyman held a training session Monday night.
At a special Aug. 22
meeting, Jeff Shacker with
the Municipal Association
joined Lyman Town Council in a conference room
for special training.
The training, which is
the first of its kind for Lyman, is to help with orienting the new council,
said Councilmember Tony
Wyatt.
Were on the precipice
of football season here.
We were talking about
football and the movies in
there with pizza, Shacker
said. The council is the
coaching staff in all three
forms of government.
What differs between the
three forms is who the
quarterback is, whos executing the plays. In the
mayor council form, thats
the mayor. In the manager
form, its the manager,
and in the council form,
its whoever you all say it
is.
The area that I think I
get the most calls about
from 160 cities and towns
Ive worked with is the
mayor, Shacker said.
Thats a really difficult
role. In reality, the mayor
is just a member of the
body.
In 2014, Lyman Town
Council voted to change
from mayor council to
council.
Shacker said one of the
unique aspects of the
council form of government is its flexibility.

CPW: Sees
demand
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increasing. Greer CPWs


customer base has also
been on the rise.
Weve seen substantial
growth within the city
and our service territory,
Tuttle said. Were putting
in almost a third more meters than we were at the
same time last year. Thats
very, very strong growth.
When you look at total
customers, were up by
over 3 percent.
As for the heat, Tuttle
said small adjustments
can be made to help with
utility costs during extreme heat.
There are a number of
small things you can do to
help with the cost, Tuttle
said. You want to keep
your thermostat set on a
certain temperature consistently. By turning it up
a few degrees, you could
see substantial savings,
maybe even 10 percent.
Its also important to do
things like keep the blinds
closed and keep a consistent temperature. It can
make an impact.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Lyman Town Council took part in training Monday night.


It is so adaptable. What
council does by ordinance,
council can undo by ordinance, he said
The adaptability piece
was really a very strong,
compelling motivation behind our recommendation
to the community that we
go to council form, said
Councilmember Tony Wyatt, who is one of two returning council members.
In transitioning from
forms of government to
council roles and responsibilities, the group addressed interim Town
Clerk Gregg Miller and the
possibility that he could
become the towns administrator.
It hasnt happened.
Theres no decision made.
But what is the best practice with regards to the
town clerk when you have
an administrator? Wyatt
asked.
Shacker outlined a couple of options for hiring a
town clerk: hiring someone
part-time for just the clerk
duties or hiring someone
full-time who also serves
in other areas.

The role and responsibilities is going to ideally


be defined in ordinance,
Shacker said. I think, what
I would do as part of that
processclearly council
must appoint a clerk because state law says that
I would make the clerk
reportable, though, to the
administrator.
My idea for Gregg was
to make him administrator to give a buffer
between day-to-day operations, and department
heads, they go to Gregg
and if the solution cant
be handled there, then it
comes to council, Mayor
Tony Gillespie said. My
idea for that was to keep
the council members out
of the day-to-day operation because most people
in here work. Theyre not
easily accessible.
The new council addressed a number of other
topics, but due to time
constraints, the training
was cut short.
kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Duncan sewer
request passes
next hurdle
BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER
Duncan makes progress
with its expansion of sewer services.
At the regular August
15 meeting, Spartanburg
County Council approved
the request from the town
of Duncan to extend sewer
services.
We have several businesses that are interested
in locating in the Robinson Road area, said Town
Administrator Cam Fant.
Were looking to expand
our sewer services so that
they can have sewer.
Duncan is a community
of approximately 3,500
people, and the town owns
and operates a sewer collection system that serves
approximately 945 customers over a 3.5 square
mile area.
The existing sewer system includes 20.1 miles
of gravity sewer ranging

We have several
businesses that are
interested in locating
in the Robinson
Road area.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Outside school walls


To the Editor,

KAELYN PFENNING | THE GREER CITIZEN

THE GREER CITIZEN A5

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When she began learning
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learning about turtle habits, ailments, emergency
care, human threats and
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her own aquarium! She
researched what fish were
compatible, learned about
the importance of water
quality, and observed what
light and warmth does for
algae growth!
Later, when Cassidy
began learning about otters, she began her own
research and was determined to adopt one
through a symbolic adoption program!
She raised the necessary
funds by selling outgrown
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Student-centered
instruction and student-led
learning are arguably the
most effective ways to
educate, and Cassidy is
my proof. I am grateful
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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

A6 THE GREER CITIZEN


John W. Cowan
John William Cowan,
61, passed away Aug. 20,
2016 at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.
A native of Clark County,
Kentucky, he was a son of
the late George T. Cowan,
Jr. and Naoma Rae Dodson Cowan, an employee
of Jobscope Corporation
and member of Fairview
Baptist Church, where he
enjoyed serving as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, choir member, and
extended care three year
old worker. John was a
hiker and avid University
of Kentucky fan.
Surviving are his wife,
Stephanie Battson Cowan
of the home; a son, Seth
Cowan of Greenville; a
daughter, Sarah Cowan of
New Orleans; three brothers, Jim (Teresa) Cowan of
Winchester, Kentucky, Jerry (Keim) Cowan of Middletown, Pennsylvania, and
Jeff Cowan of Lexington,
Kentucky; his mother-inlaw, Jean Battson of Greer;
and four nephews, Daniel (Amy) Cowan, Zachary
Cowan, Matthew Cowan
and Mark Cowan.
Funeral services will be
held 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 24, at Fairview Baptist Church, conducted
by Dr. Eddie Leopard, Jim
and Teresa Cowan and
Rev. Jerry Cowan. Burial
will follow in the church
cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Daniel, Zachary and Billy
Glenn Cowan, Bobby Bazemore, Pierce Williams,
Mark Cowan and Donnie
Battson.
Honorary escort will be
the Barbarians Sunday
School Class and the deacons of Fairview Baptist
Church.
Visitation was held from
6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at
Fairview Baptist Church.
The family is at the home
of the mother-in-law, Jean
Battson, 3 Hillington Place,
Greer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, International Mission Board,
1300 Locust Hill Road,
Greer, SC 29651.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

She is also preceded in


death by a son, Reginald
Gwinn and a brother,
Charles Bull.
Funeral services were
held 4 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Double
Springs Baptist Church,
led by Rev. Richard Spearman. Burial will follow in
the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were her children and grandchildren.
Visitation was held 33:45 p.m. Saturday at
Double Springs Baptist
Church.
We are grateful for the
care provided by Tawanna, Brandy, Angelina,
Sandi and others at Blue
Ridge Hospice. In lieu of
flowers, please donate to
them at 105 Lovett Drive,
Greenville, SC 29607.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Barbara D. McClimon
Barbara Ann Davis McClimon, 81, died August
17, 2016.
A native of Greenville
County, daughter of the
late Edd and Eula Waddell
Davis, she was a retired
employee of Spartanburg
County School District 5
and a member of Memorial
United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Glenn McClimon, Jr.
of the home; two daughters, Melanie Cathcart and
Alicia Buchanan (Bill) all of
Greer; two grandchildren,
Russell Buchanan and Jeremy Buchanan; and two
great-grandchildren.
Mrs. McClimon was predeceased by one daughter,
LaWanda McClimon.
Funeral services were
held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug.
19, at Memorial United
Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Joe Cate
and Rev. John Rush. Burial
followed in Wood Memorial Park.
Visitation
was
held
12:30-1:45 p.m. Friday in
the church social hall.
The family is at the
home.
The family request that
flowers be omitted and
memorials be made to Memorial United Methodist
Church, 201 N. Main St.,
Greer, SC 29650.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Mary Gwinn
Mary Earle Bull Gwinn,
93, of Taylors, died August 17, 2016.
A native of Greenville
county, she was a daughter of the late James Earl
and Lillian Estelle Edwards
Bull. A member of Double
Springs Baptist Church
most of her life, she sang
in the choir, taught Sunday School, loved her
Gleaners Sunday School
class and prepared many
delicious dishes as part
of ministry for her Lord.
Her family meant the
world to her. She fed and
mothered many of her
sons friends, enduring
rambunctious motorcycle
riding and a rowdy band
in the basement. She even
rode motorcycles along
with the family. Nothing
pleased her more than
preparing meals for her
family and friends. She
loved shopping with her
daughter and granddaughters at Belk and had a fetish for pretty shoes. Mary
enjoyed being a wife and
mother and surpassed her
purpose in life.
She was the dedicated
and loving wife of the late
Thomas Judson Gwinn for
58 years. Mary is survived
by a son, Barry Gwinn
(Wanda); a daughter, Kimberly Neves (Mike); grandchildren, Karla Neves-Hall
(Braden), Abigail Gwinn of
Cameroon - Peace Corps,
Krista Neves, Kelly Neves,
Jennifer Edris (Edris) and
Thomas Terry; and greatgranddaughters, Stormie
Grace Neves Hall and
Habiba Grace Edris.
Mary was also survived
by two sisters-in-law, Bobbie Richards and Carolyn Libby (Ken) of Minot,
Maine; and also a very special sister Ruby Neves.

Kenneth James Painter


On Sunday, Aug. 21,
2016,
Kenneth
James
Painter, 65, the loving
husband of Marcia Martin
Painter ended his crippling
fight with PSP (Progressive
Supranuclear Palsy) and
today he is in Heaven with
Jesus. Amen!
Kenneth was born March
10, 1951. The third of five
children to Ruby Waddell
Painter and the late Adam
Sam Bill Painter, Sr. Kenneth was many things in
his lifetime; a 1969 graduate of Greer High School,
he was a son, a brother, a
friend, a Christian, a member of Peoples Baptist
Church, a business man
and partner, an entrepreneur, a husband, a father,
a grandfather and a self-

employed farmer for 42


years.
Kenneth fondly remembered an old salesman
that would stop by the office rather persistently to
make a sale. The salesman
would sit down and start
filling out his forms and
ask Kenneth now what is
your job title? Kenneth
would always answered,
Farmer.
He thought
the salesman would always get a little perturbed
wanting to hear CFO, Vice
President or some other
fancy title, but Kenneth
was a farmer. Yes, he row
cropped, raised peaches,
sold vegetables and had
cattle, but he was more.
Just as he planted a crop
so he would plant seeds
in people. Seeds of faith,
strength, courage, humility, love, peace, kindness,
faithfulness, forgiveness
and gentleness to name a
few. Kenneth received joy
in watching his crops grow
in the field and in the people of his life. He nurtured
and cared for them all and
gave his life to provide for
them. Kenneth was joyfully able to harvest the
crops in the field but the
harvest of his life is still
producing. For one day,
generations from now,
Kenneth Painter might
not be remembered but
the seeds he planted in
his family and friends will
reap a harvest for eternity
and posterity will benefit
from his life.
In addition to his wife
and mother, he is survived
by a son, Joshua Painter
and wife, Melissa; two
beloved granddaughters,
Ruth and Nora Painter;
two brothers, Fred Painter
and his wife, Kaye and Sam
Painter and his wife Charlotte; one sister, Sandra
Dean; one uncle, James
D. Waddell; four nieces,
Nancy Currin, Gina Poole,
Micah Painter and Shirley
VanBuren; one nephew,
Chad Painter; eight greatnieces and nephews, Caz,
Adam, Kenzley, Anna,
Mary, Owen, Wyatt and
Lydia; one great-great
nephew; one great-great
niece; two brothers-in-law
and sisters-in-law, Larry
and Mickey Martin, Jimmy
and Sandra Jamison.
In addition to his father,
he was predeceased in
death by a brother, Scottie
Ray Painter and a brotherin-law, David Dean.
Funeral services will be
held 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 24, 2016 at Peoples
Baptist Church, Greer,
conducted by Rev. Larry
Padgett, Rev. Ted Conwell
and Rev. Jerry Brunson.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
Visitation was held 6-8
p.m. Tuesday at the Wood
Mortuary.
The family is at the
home.
A special thanks to caregivers Tammie, Theresa
and Piedmont Hospice.
Memorials may be made
to Peoples Baptist Church,
310 Victor Ave. Ext., Greer,
SC 29651.
Online condolences may
be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.
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to billy@greercitizen.com or
dropped off at 317 Trade St.
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Isolated weekend storms

Get ready for warm temperatures this


weekend with higher humidity. After a
week of partly cloudy skies and warm
temperatures we will see hot temperatures
and more humid weather returning for
the second part of the week. Highs are
expected in the low 90s on both Saturday
and Sunday.

86/68 Iso. showers


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TECHNOLOGY: Implemented in D5
FROM PAGE ONE

also found creative ways


to get students involved.
They have classroom
assignments on there, but
theyll also do some Skype
activities with some of our
neighboring schools to
work with other classes
on certain projects, he
said. Thats just where
were going with instruction now. We want to prepare them for the working
world.
Throughout the process,
district
officials
monitored the progress at
Beech Springs in hopes of
expanding the program.
We monitored things
like how the kids took care
of the machines and how
the laptops were used,
Dobson said. We just
wanted to make sure the
entire district was ready
for it. We found that the
kids really enjoyed it and
the teachers were able to
create amazing projects
for students to work on.
The 1:1 program is currently for grades 3-8, but

next year the district will


implement the technology
through high school.
We want to make sure
kids have work skills and
that were teaching them
those skills while they
are still in school, Dobson said. I think a lot of
people look at technology
as something that you do
one-on-one, but there are
so many ways to collaborate on projects and we
want to give our kids a
chance to dig into the curriculum.
The computers at Beech
Springs are all made by
Dell. McCants said the
company came in regularly last year and offered
training to the staff.
We did work very closely with Dell, he said. They
had a representative in
here once a month working with teachers and providing training that was so
helpful. It has made this
transition smooth.
The district is currently
working on options for
students who take laptops

home but do not have wifi


to complete assignments.
Dobson said teachers have
been creating offline content, and the district hopes
to use hotspot technology
where it is needed.
The laptops also contain
a filter, which will remain
in effect even when the
students take them home.
Its been an awesome
process because were all
learning it at the same
time, McCants said. I
gave teachers permission
to mess up. As educators,
we want to be perfect, and
sometimes it can be hard
to mess up in front of our
kids, but thats alright. We
just want to adjust and
keep getting better.
Implementation of the
1:1 program will continue
throughout the school
year, and students will
soon be asked to pay a
$40 technology fee, which
covers insurance for the
computers.
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CRIME
REPORT
(Note: All information
contained in the following
was taken directly from
the official incident reports
filed by the Greer Police
Department. All suspects
are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in
the court of law.)

and was returned to the


scene, where he was positively identified by witnesses. Smith had watery
bloodshot eyes and appeared to be unsteady on
his feet while walking.
Smith was issued a trespass notice prohibiting
him from returning to
Panera Bread in Greer.

DUI

Moises Ramirez Moreno,


29, of Greer, was arrested
and charged with public
drunkenness and not possessing a drivers license.
According to a Greer Police incident report, an officer was on routine patrol
in the area of Sunnyside
Drive when a white Nissan Sentra was observed
following a vehicle too
closely. A traffic stop was
initiated and the driver,
Moreno, was asked for his
license, but none could
be provided. After about
10 minutes, Moreno was
asked to step out of the
vehicle and the officer noticed he had bloodshot,
glassy eyes and the strong
smell of alcohol coming
from his person.
Moreno admitted to consuming at least four alcoholic beverages in the evening. He was arrested and
his vehicle was towed.

Rebecca Lynn Connolly,


28, of Taylors was arrested
and charged with driving
under the influence and
possession of a controlled
substance.
According to a Greer Police incident report, an officer responded to J. Verne
Smith Pkwy and Lister
Road in reference to a collision. Upon arrival, victims stated a blue vehicle
was attempting to cross
the highway from Lister
Road, but failed to stop in
the median, colliding with
their SUV. The driver of
the blue vehicle, Connolly,
was located and police noticed a strong odor of alcohol on her person.
The driver admitted
to consuming a good bit
of alcohol the previous
night, so a field sobriety
test was given. After failing the test, Connolly was
taken into custody and her
handbag was searched,
where a container with at
least four types of pills
was found.
Connolly was transported to Greer City Jail.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY

MULTIPLE CHARGES

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS

Anthony Wayne Smith,


43, of Anderson, was arrested by Greer Police and
was charged with trespassing after notice and
assault and battery.
According to an incident
report, police responded
to Panera Bread in Greer in
reference to a male subject
at the restaurant threatening people. Upon arrival,
officers made contact with
the stores manager, who
stated Smith was heard
screaming at an insane
volume.
The manager then stated
that Smith was observed
yelling at customers seated at the outside eating
area. The manager asked
Smith to leave the property and the suspect yelled
back and threatened to
shoot the manager. Other witnesses confirmed
the managers account.
Smith was located on
Wade Hampton Boulevard

Sean Jay Knapp, 20, of


Greer, was arrested and
charged with speeding,
possession of marijuana
and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
According to a Greer
Police incident report, an
officer was traveling on S.
Line Street in Greer when
a red Honda Civic was observed speeding. Upon initiating a traffic stop, the
officer made contact with
the driver, Knapp, who
had a strong odor of marijuana coming from his
person. Knapp was asked
to step out of the vehicle
and the car was searched.
During the search, a black
book bag was found in the
passenger seat containing
a glass pipe wrapped up
in a blue paper towel. A
pill bottle was also found,
containing a greenish
plant material believe to
be marijuana.
The subject was arrested

and transported to Greer


City Jail.

STOLEN LAWN MOWER

Greer Police responded


to a house on 18th Street
in Greer last Wednesday in
regards to a missing lawn
mower.
Upon arrival, the officer
met with a victim, who
stated a lawn mower had
been stolen while the homeowner was at work the
previous day. Police retrieved the model and serial numbers of the mower
and the case remains active.

PUBLIC DRUNK

Brian Andrew Sudduth,


35, of Greer, was arrested
and charged with public
drunkenness.
According to a Greer
Police incident report, an
officer responded to 4th
Street in reference to an
intoxicated male subject
wishing to turn himself in.
Upon arrival, the officer
found Sudduth sitting on
the ground in the side yard
of the residence. The complainant stated Sudduth
had been evicted from
the residence sometime
in the fall and she would
not allow him to stay. A
strong odor of alcohol was
noticed coming from Sudduth, who stated he drank
four 24-ounce beers.
Sudduth was taken into
custody and was transported to Greer City Jail.

POSSESSION

James Christopher Case,


34, of Wellford, was arrested and charged with
possession of marijuana.
According to a Greer Police incident report, an officer responded to 14041
E. Wade Hampton Blvd. in
regards to a larceny that
had just occurred.
Upon arrival, the officer
noticed Case exiting his
vehicle in the parking lot,
and knew he had an active warrant in Greenville
County. The officer made
contact with Case, who
requested to smoke a cigarette in his vehicle. While
at the vehicle, the officer noticed the smell of
marijuana and asked Case
what drugs he had in the
vehicle. Case stated there
was only a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray.
Upon a search of the
vehicle, a cigar filled with
marijuana was found,
weighing 2.3 grams. Case
was taken into custody.

CHARGED: Police arrest man on Trade


FROM PAGE ONE

and carrying or displaying


a firearm in a public building.
Police say Vallejo approached two victims at
Blue Ridge Brewing Company at around 9:50 p.m.
Saturday, when he asked
one of the victims to leave
the restaurant with him.
When the victim refused, Vallejo, who identified himself as Turtle,

became enraged and stood


up and stated, Ill kill you
and I have a gun. The victims fled Vallejo and were
followed. After leaving the
restaurant, the victims
alerted the police.
Vallejo appeared to be
very drunk, according to
witness accounts.
Police responded to the
incident and spotted Vallejo going into the Mason
Jar. When police entered
the restaurant, Vallejo was

observed coming out of a


restroom. Police arrested
the suspect and searched
him for a weapon. No firearm was found on Vallejos person, but a black
revolver was found in the
trashcan of the bathroom
Vallejo had just exited.
Vallejo was arrested and
transported to Greer City
Jail.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

Lyman officer awarded


for community service
BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER
Lyman Patrol Officer
Bryan Snow was recently
named the Network Officer Of The Quarter by the
7th Circuit Law Enforcement Network.
Lt. Brian Teal nominated
Snow for going above and
beyond his duties.
Officer Snow is a very
highly dedicated and proactive police officer, Lt.
Teal wrote in his nomination letter.
During a recent traffic stop, Officer Snow noticed a young child in the
passenger side of a vehicle crying, because she
thought he was going to
take her daddy to jail. Officer Snow took the time to
walk around the vehicle to
where the child was seated
and began calmly talking
to her, letting her know
that he was not going to
take her daddy to jail.

I am able to get
through each day
because there are
many instances
where I know
that I have made
a difference in
someones life.
Bryan Snow

Lyman patrol officer

Officer Snow told her


that he normally had ink
pens and stickers to give
her, but he was out at
the moment, Teal continued. Once he calmed
her down, he concluded
the traffic stop. Later that
night, Officer Snow went
to this gentlemens home,
asking to speak with the
little girl. At this time, Officer Snow gave her one of
our department ink pens,
some stickers and a junior
badge with a chain.
Snow, who grew up in
Reidville, has been with
the Lyman Police Department for three years, he
said.
I like the atmosphere
of a small town, Officer
Snow said. The community is great and there is
a lot of support from the
residents.
Snow appreciates that
no two days are the same
and that I am able to help
people, he said. I enjoy
the fact that my three
daughters look up to me
and are proud of me for
the job that I do.
It is hard, knowing
that as a Law Enforcement Officer, we are not
always appreciated, Snow

continued. I am able to
get through each day because there are many instances where I know that
I have made a difference in
someones life. I also have
the support of my wife
and children.
The Lyman Police Department is one of 18 agencies
in the seventh network.
There are 188 agencies actively attending meetings
as part of the 16 networks
in South Carolina.
Lyman is a very active
part of the seventh judicial
network, seventh law enforcement network, said
Bryan McDougald, Law Enforcement Liaison with the
Office of Highway Safety
and Justice Programs and
the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.
The point of the networks are to allow networking opportunities by
the agencies, he continued. They come together
to discuss traffic and other
issues that are occurring
within their jurisdiction.
Departments like Lyman
are able to discuss what
they are seeing in their
communities at these
meetings as well as gather
information, McDougald
said. Agencies in need
of outside resources for
large events or other reasons are able to recruit at
the meetings.
Officers meet officers;
chiefs meet chiefs, McDougald said. They already know each other Im
sure. Law enforcement is a
small community.
But monthly meetings
provide a first name, face
and phone number, so an
agency does not have to
make a cold call, McDougald said.
The meetings, which
started back in 2004, provide training with guest
speakers, including some
from state and federal
agencies. Last year, nominations began as a way to
recognize officers for each
quarter of the year.
Agencies nominate an
officer within their jurisdiction for going above
and beyond during that
quarter, McDougald said.

PHOTOS | SUBMITTED

Lyman Patrol Officer Bryan


Snow holds his recent
award.

Anyone can make the


nomination within their
agency.
McDougald, along with
two others, looked over
the nominations for the
past quarter and selected
Officer Snow for the seventh network.
Hes a very good officer for that community,
well-rounded, McDougald
said, and on top of being
a well-rounded, dependable, accountable officer,
he also is community
minded.
McDougald noted how
Officer Snow made an
extra trip to visit a child,
who became upset during
a traffic stop.
They sent me the nomination, McDougald said.
Looking across the ones
we received, there was no
doubt that this officer can
be a good officer and do
his job and do diligent,
but he can also at the
same time be very mindful
of the human impact that
his encounter has with
the citizens in his community.
It warms every part of
my heart to be able to take
that small moment to recognize these officers, McDougald said. Theyre so
deserving to receive this
award. We want to continue this.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

Warriors end losing streak


Top
Travelers
Rest, 7-3
As time expired last
Friday night, the Riverside football team and its
fans did something they
werent able to do all of
last season.

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

It was something
special, really.
Celebrating with
our student body
is something we
havent experienced
in a while.
Phil Smith

They celebrated a win.


The Warriors topped
Travelers Rest, 7-3, during
the teams season opener,
and head coach Phil Smith
said he couldnt have been
happier for his guys.
It was a great night for
our school, Smith said.
Its been a long time coming and these seniors have
put in a lot of hard work.
This shows them that the
hard work theyve done
has made a difference. It
was something special, re-

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Andrew Brown threw for more than 100 yards and a touchdown during Riversides win
over Travelers Rest last Friday night.
ally. Celebrating with our
student body is something
we havent experienced in
a while.
Defense was the story
throughout most of the
game, as the teams went
into the half scoreless.
At the beginning of
the third quarter, however, quarterback Andrew
Brown found Kris White
for a 47-yard touchdown,
giving his team a 7-0 ad-

vantage. Despite several


late game opportunities,
the Devildogs were unable
to come away with more
than a field goal.
I cant say enough about
how hard our defense
played, Smith said. We
did a lot of good things.
We made some mistakes,
but you expect those in
the first game. Im just
happy for these guys.
As head coach, Smith

has experienced two winless seasons, as well as a


record breaking season in
which his team made the
playoffs.
Ive seen the waves
come, he said. The first
year I was here, we expected to do better than we did,
but it didnt work out. Everyone saw the success we
had in year number two,
but we lost a lot off that
SEE WIN | B3

Another installment of
a classic rivalry is set for
Friday night, and both
teams need to win.
The Eastside football
team is coming off a
disappointing loss to
Woodmont, which narrowly escaped the Eagles
with a 28-21 victory in
Week 0. Riverside, on the
other hand, is riding the
momentum of its first
win in 13 games and is
looking to avenge a loss
to its rival in 2015.
A lot of these kids
live in the same neighborhood, Eastside head
coach Steve Wilson said.
The parents know each
other and the kids know
each other, so theres
definitely a sense of urgency about this football
game. Theres some added pressure to win the
game. Theres no doubt
about that.
Wilsons counterpart,
Phil Smith, has been on
the winning and losing end of the rivalry in
years past.
SEE RHS | B3

Storied
rivalry
to be
renewed
BY LELAND BURCH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
Greer will travel to Byrnes this Friday night to
renew one
of the
areas oldest football
rivalries.
The two
teams have
not met on
the gridiron
since
2009,
going separate
ways
over the past seven years
while Byrnes enrollment
expanded to 500 more
students than Greers. The
60-game series dates back
to 1928 when Greer and
W-L-T
first
met and
years
later
when
t h e
Yellow Jackets
battled District Five before
Byrnes High opened in
1955. Although this rivalry has been mostly about
bragging rights, this week
both teams will have the
added pressure of looking
for a win after losing their
season openers.
SEE RIVALRY | B3

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Byrnes coach Brian Lane


will try to regroup his team
for a matchup with Greer
on Friday.

BILLY
CANNADA

Eastside, When will


RHS
it end?
play
I
Friday

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

Riverside head football coach

BLAME
CANNADA

m not cut out for summers in the south.


I cant stand the
relentless frying pan heat,
the YUGE power bill and
the constant sweat dripping off uncomfortable
parts of my body.
Im telling you, if it
doesnt cool off soon, Im
moving.
I suppose Ive gotten the
worst of it this summer
with my cars AC being
out. First, you have to
understand that my car is
not worth fixing. Theres
not a single problem that
could get me to take that
thing into the shop and
spend another dime on
it. Its about 15 years old,
weve driven it to death
and Ill be darned if I pour
any more money into it
than I already have.
This is a car thats been
totaled twice and keeps
coming back to life. Its
been on its last legs for
so many years that Im
starting to believe it is
immortal. But I cant bring
myself to find something
new.
My general rule of
thumb is that if it has
four wheels and moves,
its good enough for me.
Thats why youll see me
sweating up a storm in a
rusty Pontiac Sunfire that
has a drivers door that
wont open. Seriously,
you should see me in this
thing. Theres nothing
more weird than watching
a sweaty guy climb over
his center console to dive
out of the passenger door.
All that being said, this
heat is starting to get to
me. Its to the point where
a simple drive to work in
the MORNING leaves me
embarrassingly sweaty.
Right now, it doesnt matter what I eat for breakfast because Im going
to burn it off on the ride
home.
But its not just my
carits the house too.
My wife and I fight over
many things, but the
thermostat might be one
of the most contentious
aspects of our marriage.
She is the coldest
person Ive ever met. Any
degree below 72 is coat
weather for her. She could
set the thing on 80 and
not miss a beat. In contrast, 72 is blazing hot for
me. In general, its a nice
temperature, but when I
try to sleep in the mid70s, I almost always wake
up with heat exhaustion.

Which do I love
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Yellow Jackets struggled to keep up during the second half of Friday nights home opener against Westside. Greer
will look to rebound from its first loss of the season this week on the road at Byrnes.

Greer falls in season opener


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Westside ran away from
Greer during the second
half of Friday nights
season opener at Dooley
Field.
The Yellow Jackets had
been going toe-to-toe with
the Class AAAAA powerhouse, but a missed opportunity before the half
cost Greer seven points,
and a lot of momentum.
Weve got to learn how
to capitalize when we have
a chance to make plays,
head coach Will Young
said. We just have to execute. There are definitely
things we can do better
that might give us a better
chance to be in that game
towards the end, he said.
The teams were tied at
10 heading into the final
two minutes of the first
half. Greer had scored off
a Dre Williams run and an
Andres Toro field goal,
and was threatening Westside in the red zone again.

After a 16-play, 75-yard


drive, Greer was at the
Westside 6-yard-line, but
was unable to convert
on fourth and two, leaving the door open for the
Rams with just over a minute remaining before intermission. The rams took
advantage of the opportunity, driving the length of
the field to score before
time expired.
It was tough going into
the half down 17-10 instead of being up 17-10,
Young said. That was a
difficult moment.
The Rams piled on in the
second half, scoring 21 unanswered points on their
way to a 38-10 blowout.
The biggest thing that
hurt us was depth, Young
said. As the game wore
on, we had some kids that
were playing both sides
of the ball, and they just
dont have that. We had
guys that were dealing
with cramps, so we have
to do some more work on
that.

Weve got to learn how to capitalize when


we have a chance to make plays. We just
have to execute.
Will Young

Greer head football coach


Were going to be OK,
he said. If these guys
continue to work hard,
were going to wind up being pretty good down the
road.
The Yellow Jackets are
facing a more difficult
schedule in 2016 after the
region shakeup. Greer still
has matchups with Daniel,
Woodruff, Clinton and Byrnes ahead before conference play kicks off.
Each week is a difficult
opponent, which makes
things a little more fun,
Young said. Weve got a
challenging schedule this
season. Not to take anything away from our conference, but there were

so many times (last year)


where we had a pretty
good handle on the game
at halftime. Now, weve
got some major challenges coming up and I think
what will happen is that
our kids will get used to
playing at that level.
Young said his team
will try to put this one behind them as they get set
to head to Nixon Field on
Friday.
You have to give them
credit, Young said of the
Rams. Westside is supposed to be a great team,
and they are. We are a
team that is trying to become great and well get
there.

more, my comfort
or my wallet?
This sets up a great
dilemma.
Which do I love more,
my comfort or my wallet?
The frustrating part
about this summer
isneither is an option.
Weve been keeping our
house at 76 or 78 all day,
every day and our power
bill has been in the $300
range.
When will the madness
end?
Whatever happened
to the 40 degree, rainy
December days I used to
complain about. Whatever
happened to brisk Friday
night football games and
hoodie weather. Friends,
Im afraid these things
have gone away, never to
return.
As one of my coworkers would say, Its hotter
600 hells, and this time
it seems its going to stay
that way. I dont have
much hope of staying
here.
I hear Antarctica is nice
this time of year.
Maybe Alaska?
Russia?
The North Pole?

SPORTS

B2 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEEKLY FOOTBALL WRAP


PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Offense

Name
School

Offense

Lineman

Andrew Brown
Riverside

Name
School

THIS WEEKS GAMES


Blue Ridge
at Landrum
Byrnes
Greer
Eastside
Riverside
LAST WEEKS SCORES
Blue Ridge 0
BHP 41
Byrnes 19 Myrtle Beach 35
Eastside 21 Woodmont 28
Greer 10
Westside 38
Riverside 7
Trav. Rest 3
SCHEDULES/SCORES
BLUE RIDGE

Aug. 19
Aug. 26
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Oct. 7
Oct. 13
Oct. 21
Oct. 28

Aug. 20
Aug. 26
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 30
Oct. 7
Oct. 14
Oct. 21
Oct. 28

Aug. 19
Aug. 26
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Sept. 30
Oct. 7
Oct. 14
Oct. 20
Oct. 28

Aug. 19
Aug. 26
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 30
Oct. 7
Oct. 14
Oct. 21
Oct. 28

Aug. 19
Aug. 26
Sept. 2
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Sept. 30
Oct. 7
Oct. 13
Oct. 21
Oct. 28
Home games in bold

0 BHP 41
at Landrum
Riverside
at Libery
Chapman
Mauldin
Travelers Rest
Union Co.
at Eastside
at Greer

Byrnes

19 Myrtle Beach 35
Greer
at Mallard Creek
Northwestern
at Broome
at Spartanburg
Boiling Springs
Nation Ford
Gaffney
at Dorman

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

Brown leads
RHS to first win
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
It was an awesome feeling because I knew everyone on this team had
my back, especially the
seniors, Brown said. We
have such great leaders
like Brooks, OBrien, Robert Marrow, Anias Brockman, Bennett Von Waldner,
Kris White and countless
othersI wouldnt want
to go to battle with anyone
else.
Brown won the starting job just days before
heading into the season
opener. He and Logan DeBenedetto had been competing closely for the spot
throughout the summer.
He credits the offensive
coaching staff with getting
him ready to perform at a
high level.
Logan is such a great
quarterback, and hes an
even better friend, Brown
said. It was hard on both
of us because we both
want to see each other do
well, but I wished him all
the best. Well both get to
play a lot this year, and
hes one of the best athletes out here too.
The Warriors will take on
cross-town rival Eastside

this Friday in what should


be a tight matchup.
It means everything to
us, Brown said. Ive got
so many friends over at
Eastside that I played football with when we were
younger. Its kind of awesome to know that youve
got guys across from you
that you played with when
you were 7 years old.
The Warriors will have
to keep up with Eastsides
athletic offense, which
features more than one
quarterback.
I dont know about how
much athleticism we can
offer, but I know were
going to give 110 percent
on every single play and
every single practice, he
said. These guys are putting their heart and soul
into this team and I really
appreciate that.
Going into week one,
Brown said he only has
one thing on his mind.
Eastside blew us out
last year and that took a
lot of wind out our sail,
he said. Were coming off
a good win last week and
we hope it will be a much
better outing this time
around.

Greer

10 Westside 28
at Byrnes
Clinton
Daniel
at Woodruff
Travelers Rest
at Eastside
at Greenville
at Union Co.
Blue Ridge

Riverside

7 Travelers Rest 3
at Eastside
at Blue Ridge
Christ Church
J.L. Mann
at Mauldin
Hillcrest
Laurens
at Greenwood
at Wade Hampton

ANDREW
BROWN

It was a less than perfect


start for the Byrnes football team, which turned
the ball over six times during its 35-19 loss at Myrtle
Beach over the weekend.
The Rebels struggled in
the early going, giving up
three quick scores to fall
behind 21-0.
One of the Seahawks
first quarter touchdown
came on a botched punt
snap, which Myrtle Beach
turned into six points after falling on it in the end
zone. The Rebels then

fumbled and threw an interception, giving Myrtle


Beach two more scores
and a 28-0 advantage just
moments into the second
quarter.
Byrnes did get its act
together on offense, however, as Dylon Donnahoo
found Demarcus Gregory
on a 13-yard touchdown
route to narrow the margin to 28-6. The Rebels
narrowed the gap even
further in the third quarter, as Brock Carroll found
David Pearson for a 75yard touchdown connection.
Myrtle Beach scored one

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

more time in the fourth


quarter, holding Byrnes
to a single fourth quarter
touchdown in route to victory.
Carroll was 11-34 for Byrnes with 211 yards passing. Gregory caught nine
balls for 120 yards, while
Quez Mayes racked up 82
yards on the ground.
Byrnes will host its home
opener on Friday as Greer
comes to town. The Yellow
Jackets are also coming
off a disappointing loss.
Kickoff is set for 7:30
p.m.
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Blue
Ridge
to face
Landrum
Friday

The Tigers will take on


Landrum Friday night in
hopes of bouncing back
from a devastating 41-0
loss to Belton-Honea Path.
This is the first time
were playing them in
quite some time, head
coach Shane Clark said.
Coach (Jason) Farmer
will have his guys ready to
play. Having coached with
him for a few years, I know
what he likes to do, so it
will be an interesting situation.
Clark said Landrum runs
a defensive scheme similar
to his own.
Both teams do things
that are very similar, he
said. On defense, they
run a lot of same stuff we
do, as far as their base sets
and that kind of thing. Offensively, theyve had an
injury or two at quarterback, so thats a little bit
of a mystery for us.
I know theyll run some
option and things like that,
but youll also see some
spread and two back stuff
as well, Clark said.
Although his team struggled in Week 0, Clark said
he believes the experience
will be valuable.
We know its going
to be their first game, so
hopefully the experience
we had last week will give
us an advantage, he said.
The Tigers will face Riverside, Liberty, Chapman
and Mauldin in nonconference play this season.
Weve got a couple of
teams on the schedule that
weve never faced before,
but we have to take each
one week by week, Clark
said. We cant worry about
our opponents. Right now,
we have to improve ourselves and do what we can
to limit mistakes.

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Eagles fall to
Woodmont in
season opener

Eastside

21 Woodmont 28
Riverside
at Wade Hampton
Southside
Carolina Academy
at Union Co.
Greer
at Travelers Rest
at Blue Ridge
at Wren

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Blue Ridge will look to rebound this Friday at Landrum.

Tigers struggle
in Week 0 action
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Belton-Honea
Path
scored early and often Friday night during its blowout win over Blue Ridge in
the regular season opener.
BHP held the Tigers
scoreless, coming away
with a 41-0 victory.
We knew it was going to
be a tough challenge going
in, Blue Ridge head coach
Shane Clark said. We were
dealing with a couple of
injuries and that kind of
took its toll, but the name
of the game was mistakes.
We didnt have any turnovers, but we made too
many mental mistakes on
both sides of the ball.
The Tigers gave up a few
early scores to Kameron
Burton, who ran and threw
for a touchdown on BHPs
first two possessions.
Clark said his team was
simply outmatched.
Their speed had a lot to
do with it, as well as their
size, Clark said. Theyve
got some pretty big guys
in there that utilize their

size well. We didnt see a


whole lot that we didnt
already expect from them.
We had a hard time matching up with them.
After only recording
three first downs in the
first half, Blue Ridge had
several opportunities it
did not take advantage of
later in the game.
I think we got frustrated with ourselves, he
said. We were inside the
five twice and didnt score
either time. We were at the
20 four times overall, and
still didnt come away with
points. We have to be able
to finish those things off.
Despite the performance,
Clark said his guys will be
ready to bounce back this
Friday against Landrum.
We saw some things
that were positive, and
those are the things we
have to build on, Clark
said. Going forward, we
just need to stay focused
and eliminate mistakes.
Thats what keeps biting
us.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Mistakes proved costly


for Eastside on Friday
night, as the Eagles fell to
Woodmont during the season opener, 28-21.
The woes began early,
as Chance Prides opening
kickoff return for a touchdown was called back on
a penalty. The Eagles then
turned the ball over on an
ensuing possession, and
later in the half, came up
with an empty trip to the
Woodmont redzone.
It was very disappointing, Eastside head coach
Steve Wilson said. We had
556 yards of offense, so
we felt like we should have
won the football game.
Despite all the early
struggles, Eastside managed to remain in contention. The Eagles got on the
board twice with scores
from Pride and Dondre
Thompson to take a 14-13
lead.
Woodmont
answered
however, scoring on an 18yard touchdown pass late
in the third quarter.
Eastside got its final
points of the night on a
T.J. Gist touchdown pass
to Pride, which went for
39 yards. Woodmont put
the nail in the coffin a few
minutes later, however,
scoring with four minutes
remaining in the game.
We just kind of kept
shooting ourselves in the
foot, Wilson said. We
feel like we left a lot of
points out there. We had
several opportunities that
we didnt take advantage
of.

We just kind of kept


shooting ourselves
in the foot. We feel
like we left a lot of
points out there.
We had several
opportunities that
we didnt take
advantage of.

Steve Wilson

Eastside head football coach

Wilson said his teams


inexperience came into
play
We have a lot of new
guys playing, especially
on our offensive line, so
youre going to have some
mistakes, Wilson said.
There mightve been
some first-game gitters,
but everybody has a first
game. You cant blame it
on that.
Pride had the big night
for the Eagles, catching 14
passes for 264 yards and a
touchdown.
You just have to put it
behind you, Wilson said.
We have to watch film and
try to correct some of our
penalties and mistakes.
We have to move forward. There are all kinds
of things we have to look
forward to, and hopefully
well improve a bunch.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

A SPORTING VIEW

RHS: Will battle Eastside Friday night

Fuhgeddaboutit

FROM B1

BY MARK VASTO
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN

eres a conversation
nobody really cares
about: whether or not
Alex Rodriguez deserves
a plaque in the New York
Yankees Memorial Park.
A-rod, as we all know by
now, has officially retired
and was given his unconditional release, followed
by an uncontrollable show
of emotion by Yankee
manager Joe Girardi.
Girardi made the point
that A-rod was, by any
measure, the best third
baseman in Yankee history. Naturally -- something
that can never truly be
said about A-rod -- heavily
accented tongues started
to wag at the Big Ball
Orchard in the Bronx: Do
we get dis guy a plaque
or what? and You gotta
problem?
Well, fuhgeddaboutit.
The Memorial Park used
to be a very cool, telegenic
part of the old Yankee
Stadium before some
architectural genius decided to hide it behind the
center field wall. It has
since been turned into a

A-rod, who was


a (brief) natural
talent, done did
wrong...
marketing tool for bobble
heads, and if there was
one thing the Yankees
made clear about A-rod,
its that they had no interest in marketing the man.
How else can you explain
pulling the plug on the
guy when he was only
four swings away from
hitting 700 home runs?
There is no conceivable
chance that the three-time
MVP -- twice with the Yankees -- will be elected into
the Hall of Fame. A-rod,
who was a (brief) natural
talent, done did wrong,
and everyone knows that
he did ... full-year suspensions without pay have
a funny way of planting
such suggestions in ones
mind.
Still, the facts show he
put together one of the
finest seasons of any
Yankee ever with his 2007
campaign, entering into
the rarified air of Gehrig
and Ruth in 27, Dimaggio
in 37, Mantle and Maris in
61 and Mattingly in 1985.
That season he scored
142 runs, smashed 54
home runs, batted in 156
runners, stole 24 bases
and put up a slash line of
.314/.422/.645, garnering
all-star, MVP and Silver
Slugger nods.
His 12 seasons for the
Yankees definitely show
him to be the best third
baseman the team ever
had from a statistical
standpoint. My ex-girlfriend had a huge crush
on the guy. His records
will always be in the
books, the only place
where fans are going to
get to see any trace of the
guys career.
If you dont believe that
Memorial Park is little
more than a marketing
tool, crack open not only
the record books, but the
roster of the Hall of the
Fame. What if I told you
that the Bronx Bombers
had a center fielder who
put together a slash line
of .356/.414/.511 one
season, averaging .325
and nearly .400 OBP over
a 12-year career, retiring with the 40th highest
batting average out of the
tens of thousands who
played the game? That
guy, Earle Combs, aka
The Kentucky Colonel
is in the Hall of Fame, but
you wont see his name in
Memorial Park. Nor will
you find Hall of Famers Tony Lazzerri, Frank
Home Run Baker, Wee
Willie Keeler, Herb Pennock, Lefty Gomez, Waite
Hoyt or Jack Chesbro.
When the Yankees
want to get serious about
Memorial Park again, the
ghost of those guys will
be waiting to hear from
the powers that be in the
Bronx. In the meantime,
A-rod certainly can wait
his turn.

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Warrior volleyball
The Riverside volleyball team opened its season on Aug.
23 at home against Spartanburg. The Warriors will play
again on Aug. 30 at Woodmont.

WIN: Snaps losing skid


FROM B1

team. We had 18 starters


and 23 seniors graduate,
so we were basically coming back with a brand new
team.
Smith said this years
squad has the potential
to be even better than the
2014 Warriors.
Theres a lot of key elements we have in the right
position this year to have
some success, he added.
Even in year two, I dont
think we had as much athleticism as we have now.
Being in a new region and
having the schedule we
have now, we feel like,
mentally, we can be in every game. Thats half the
battle, to be able to go in

thinking that youve got a


chance.
The Warriors gave the
starting quarterback duties to Andrew Brown, who
passed for more than 100
yards and 11 completions.
For his first start in
a varsity game, I think
he handled the pressure
well, Smith said. He was
calm under pressure and
made things happen.
With Eastside on the
schedule next, Smith said
his team is more fired up
than ever before.
These kids are hungry
to win, and they never give
up no matter whats going
on, he said. They did everything we asked them to
do, and we were lucky to
come out on top.

RIVALRY: To resume
FROM B1

Byrnes
suffered
six
fumbles and lost a 35-19
decision to Myrtle Beach
on the road last Saturday
night despite outperforming the Seahawks in total yards, 373-171. Greer
hung in for a half against
5-A Westside of Anderson
before bowing, 38-10.
Westside has a really
good football team, but
we hurt ourselves in many
ways, declared Yellow
Jackets Coach Will Young.
We have to start executing better to compete at
this level, like making pass
catches in the open, tackling better in the secondary and scoring in short
yardage situations. We
missed opportunities in
the second half when we
could have gotten some
momentum going. But the
kids played really hard,
and we know that we have
the talent to compete with
anyone on our schedule.
Like Westside, the Rebels are loaded with talent
and priming for a run at
the Class 5-A state title.
Young said, This is a typical Byrnes football team.
They have outstanding
skill players. Two of them
are among the best players
in the state, wide receiver
Demarcus Gregory and
linebacker Tay Ellerbe.
We scouted Byrnes in
jamborees and at Myrtle
Beach. They played a little
sloppy Saturday night, but
I am sure their coaches will
clean that up in practice,
Young continued.
He said the rebels run
the spread offense with
sophomore Brock Carroll
and Dylon Donnahoo, a
senior, alternating at quarterback.
Defensively, they run
basically a 3-4. They do
some slants upfront and
bring occasional blitzes
with the linebackers.
Young said there are
many similarities among
the teams Greer has faced
in a challenging start to
the football season. He
hopes this schedule will
pay off in the playoffs because strong teams can expose weaknesses that can
be corrected.
Byrnes, like Westside,
Gaffney and Hillcrest, has

a lot of speed and athleticism across the board.


These teams may have
more numbers, but if you
compare our first teams, I
feel ours is as good as anybody we play. We coaches
just have got to get smarter about how we use our
kids, especially those going both ways, to get them
to the fourth quarter with
a chance to win.
Football teams often
make the greatest strides
between the first and second games, and Young
hopes this will be the case
for the Yellow Jackets. We
are going to work hard on
improving our tackling,
and we will make some
personnel adjustments in
practice this week. We have
to get some relief for Dre
Williams at running back,
for example, because he
carried the ball 20 times
in the first game. He ran
really well in the first half,
but then got banged up a
little.
Young also praised sophomore quarterback Trey
Houston saying he played
with a lot of composure
for it to be his first start,
and had a very high pass
completion percentage (17
of 21 for 168 yards). Chris
Quinn stood out at tight
end, and I thought our defensive front played well
for the most part. But we
have to get better in the
secondary, though.
Linebacker Quant Cohen
and wide receiver Alex
Syphrett, who missed the
opener with pre-season injuries, could be back this
week. Running back Quay
White, who was injured in
the Westside contest, also
is expected to be ready for
duty.
Byrnes is absolutely
another high quality opponent, so this game is
another chance to see how
well we can play on a bigger stage that shows our
kids what they have to
do. We may be very young
with mostly sophomores
and juniors on the field,
but that doesnt matter
because our kids have the
talent to compete. I think
this group is going to be
really good and will improve every week. We are
really looking forward to
this game, he concluded.

Its our cross town rival,


so the kids are going to be
excited, Smith said. It
should be a fun time. Itll
be a packed house, thats
for sure.
The Eagles will be preparing for Riversides
new-look offense and 3-4
defense.
Weve been studying
them and it looks like
theyve added a lot of new
offensive wrinkles, Wilson said. There are a lot
of things theyre doing
that they didnt do last
year, so well have to prepare for everything.
The Warriors will have to
deal with Eastsides speed
and skill in the open field.
They are much improved and theyve got
a lot of weapons. They
run an up-tempo offense.
They like to throw the ball

We have to pick
and choose the
right plays and get
our offense rolling
a little bit. It will
be an interesting
matchup.
Phil Smith

Riverside head football coach


around, get after it, Smith
said. They run two different quarterbacks, so
we dont know which one
well get on Friday. You
kind of have to prepare
for both.
Smith said his team has
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game if the Warriors want


to hold off Eastside.
We have to make sure
we protect our guys and
open up some running
lanes, he said. We have
to have an effective running game on Friday, because we didnt run it well
against Travelers Rest.
Eastside runs a 4-3 defense and spread formations on offense.
Theyre very athletic,
so we have to be able to
match their speed and how
fast they like to move on
offense, Smith said. We
have to pick and choose
the right plays and get our
offense rolling a little bit.
It will be an interesting
matchup.
Kickoff is set for 7:30
p.m. at Riverside.
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THE GREER CITIZEN B5

Living outside the box


Taylors resident builds
unique octagon house
BY KAELYN PFENNING
Staff Writer

aylors resident and


former math teacher
Terri Cash is in the
process of building an
octagon house.
Weve been calling
it the octahouse, her
friend, Kerry Davis said,
noting how unique the
project was.
Its just amazing it
went up as fast as it did,
Cash said. The structure
is uniqueodd shapes
inside.
With no distinct
corners, Cash has living
room, dining room and
kitchen space occupying
about half of the circular
structure with divisions
on the other side for two
bedrooms and a bathroom. The middle of the
house has small rooms
to be used for laundry,
pantry and storage or
linen closet.
We made a storage
area up above which is
going to be very valuable
for her because of the
minimal storage that she
has, said the builder Darryl Korpi of Taylors.

Cash shared her plan


with Korpi, who made the
plan workable, he said.
He took an idea and
turned it into better than
reality, Cash said.
She began this project
after her former house
burned down last July
21, 2015, in downtown
Greenville.
Id put the dogs out in
the middle of the night
because they were noisy
and restless, Cash said.
Somewhere around 6
or 7, I kept hearing this
pop, pop, popping, and
I thought somebody was
still shooting fireworks.
Cash went outside but
did not see anything.
Dogs are looking at
me, Cash said. Im looking at them, came back
through the bedroom, and
there was this bright light
around my attic door, and
I thought, oh man, I left
my light on, so I grabbed
the pull to pull it down
and just then, something
said, dont do thatso I
escaped that.
In addition, the fire
chief told Cash that the
joists over her bed were
burned down to the last

two inches, she said.


When the fires over,
you look at the damage
and cant see anything but
the loss, Cash said.
In shock, Cash looked
at everything shed lost
when a sparkle caught her
eye, and she found her
grandmothers earring,
she said. Her outlook
changed as she started
to focus on what she had
instead of what she lost.
Cash said she went from
cynical to grateful.
What I gained was that
I dont need a lot, such
as space and stuff, Cash
said.
After the fire, I was
left with a decision, Cash
said, so I decided to do
something adventurous
like Ive always done.
Cash, who now volunteers at Habitat for Humanity and is a substitute
teacher, has served as a
volunteer firefighter for
nine years in Ohio, with
the air force for three
years and with the CIA for
10 year.
We raised a submarine
from the bottom of the
South Pacific, Cash said.
That was pretty amazing.
Her current property
in Taylors came with a
ropes course as well as
a zip line. With 11 acres,
Cash shared her dream
of an octagon community for single, elderly
women living together in
community with a creek
nearby, having bonfires in
the fall and bonding and
strengthening.
Ive talked to a lot of
people about that, Cash
said. You want to leave
something behind.
Cash worked with Korpi to make the octagon
house energy efficient,
and she shared how
strong winds blow around
the walls without much
resistance.
The very concept of an
octagon house lends itself
to energy efficiency, Korpi said. Then, we also put
a lot of energy enhancing
products in here.

KAELYN PFENNING | THE GREER CITIZEN

The octagon house, located in Taylors stands ready for windows and the next phase of
constrcution.
On the roof plywood,
Korpi pointed out a
product called Solarbord,
which keeps the attic
areas much cooler which
gives the roof more lifespan and also it keeps the
heat from coming in the
house, he said. In addition, the windows will
have the Low-E in between
the glasstwo panes of
glass, and they will have
argon gas.
The overall effect
should be a very, very low
energy bill, Korpi said.
I certainly appreciate
that in these days, Cash
added.
From the time Korpi
was 12 years old, he has
been building log homes,
timber homes, A-frame
homes and conventional
homes, he said.
In reflecting on building
an octagon house, Korpi
said, Its been a great opportunity, doing another
concept.
Korpi has built these
homes all over the country, including Oregon,
Washington and Michigan.
For the past 15 years,
Korpi has been working in
South Carolina, where he
retired.
I just do one or two
houses a year now, Korpi
said, to keep me out
of mischief, he added,
laughing.
A skylight is another
addition requested by
Cash, and the house has

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

The inside of the house depicted before partitions.


a complete wrap around
porch as well as a window
on every wall.
Were not quite done
with everything, Cash
said. Windows are ex-

pected to arrive this week,


and we project the end
of September for the
completion of the house.
kaelyn@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

I was left with a decision,


so I decided to do something
adventurous like Ive always done.

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Terri Cash, homeowner, has been on site to aid


construction workers with the creation of her dream
home.

Terri Cash
Homeowner

City of Greer to celebrate its railroad heritage


During
Sept. 10
festival
The City of Greer has
forever been tied to the
railroad.
From its early depot that
served as a stop on a line
from Charlotte to Atlanta
to Inland Port Greer that is
today served by the Norfolk Southern Railway, the
city wears the tracks that
traverse it like well-earned
wrinkles.
Greer will celebrate its
railroad heritage and promote rail safety on Sept.

10 at City Park with the


inaugural Railfest from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. Free activities and entertainment
are planned for all ages
and guests will have an
opportunity to win trips
on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson
City, North Carolina.
The City of Greer really
has grown along with the
railroad over the years.
With Inland Port Greer becoming a tremendous economic engine for the entire
Upstate and trains passing
through the city capturing
the imaginations of children of all ages, it seemed
like the right time to create a festival for our community that celebrates the

railways, City of Greer


Events Supervisor Ashlyn
Stone said.
Young guests will enjoy
trackless train rides in
the park, as well as trainthemed inflatable attractions. Crafts, coloring
stations and an event hall
displaying age appropriate
train videos are planned
for inside Greer City Hall.
Adults will have their
own video hall with information about railroad
safety, Inland Port Greer
and scenic train journeys
in North America.
All ages will enjoy the
GreerToday.com
lobby
that will include a photo
booth with train props
and free themed items.

The lobby is also the site


of the Greers Depot art
exhibition with paintings
and photos of the old depot and other rail related
scenes in the city taken by
the late Curt Tillitson.
Booths will allow guests
to learn more about the
local railroads and safety
from such participants as
Operation Lifesaver, the
Norfolk Southern and CSX
Rail Police, the South Carolina Railroad Museum, the
Hub City Railroad Museum
and the Greer Heritage
Museum. Calabash Wagon
will be on site offering
food and drink selections
throughout the festival.

ENTERTAINMENT
The Greer Citizen

B6 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

Centre Stage proceeds with expansion plans


ROSS MCDONNELL/AMAZON STUDIOS

Kate Beckinsale in Love &


Friendship

COUCH THEATER

DVD Previews
BY SAM STRUCKHOFF

NEW RELEASES
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 5
PICKS OF THE WEEK

Now You See Me 2


(PG-13) -- Four super-slick
magicians come out of
hiding to thwart an evil
corporate plot to steal all
of the worlds data. Jesse
Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco return, along with Lizzy Caplan (in lieu of Isla Fisher)
as the Four Horsemen, the
impressive prestidigitators
who used stage magic to
steal from the corrupt and
pay back the poor. This
time, theyre working at
the behest of Daniel Radcliffe, a manipulative tech
magnate pushing them to
make stolen technology
appear.
Like the predecessor,
this thriller demands that
you suspend your disbelief
from precarious heights. A
good magic show uses wit
and clever misdirection to
mystify. This act trades in
all that for visual supercharged spectacle. Whats
the point of using CG to
animate something as humanly possible as a slight
of hand trick?
Love & Friendship (PG)
-- Kate Beckinsale stars as
a sharp-tongued and scandalous widow in this adaptation Jane Austens least
romantic and most funny
work. Lady Susan (Beckinsale) visits the family of
her late husband, to much
fussing over her shameful reputation as a flirt.
She really doesnt mind
the inconvenience she
puts on others, shes really just playing the game,
trying to land a rich and
tolerable husband for herself and another for her
daughter. In her plotting,
her American friend Alicia
Johnson (Chloe Sevigny),
reveals shes really set on
Lord Manwaring (Lochlann
OMearain) despite his unfortunate marriage to Lady
Manwaring.
Most of what Ive seen
from Beckinsale involves
shooting up werewolves,
so her performance as a
likable yet immensely difficult person came as a
welcome surprise. Equally
impressive is her ability to
keep comedic timing and
tell a seemingly relevant
story in such elaborate period getup.
Money
Monster
(PG-13) -- A TV financial
pundit (George Clooney)
gets taken hostage on-air
by a working Joe (Jack
OConnell) who lost everything on a bad stock
tip. Julia Roberts is among
the hostages as the shows
producer, who must find
answers about a shady
tech stock that mysteriously tanked. There are
some great performances
and resonating themes in
the story. But with its cliches and clunky plotting,
the movie falls short of
other topical financial dramas like The Big Short.
Buddymoon (R) -- Forlorn by his fiance, David
(David Giuntolli) is left
with several cases of wine
and seven-day honeymoon
hiking trip that will now
go unused. None of that is
OK with Davids best bud,
Flula (Flula Borg), a relentless and upbeat German
electronic musician. With
a series of bizarre motivational speeches, Flula
convinces Dave that they
should go on the honeymoon hike together, as
buds. This leads to some
predictable
misunderstandings along the way.
Flulas high-volume antics
to pull David out of the
sad-sack work as a smart
parody to the modern bromance.

Centre Stage-SC is currently in negotiations to


purchase the East Park
Baptist Church, located at
12 Ebaugh Ave. in Greenville.
During the Planning
Staff Report to the Greenville Planning Commission
recently, the Commission
approved the new Zoning Designation of FRD
(Flexible Review District),
allowing Centre Stage to
move forward with its
plans to finalize purchase
of the property and begin
renovation of the existing
facility.
The theatre is currently
waiting on due diligence
results to come in on the
1.5 acre site and will be
seeking additional funding
to complete the project.
I am thrilled about this
exciting and essential new
phase in Centre Stages
33-year old long history
and about the approval
of the new FRD zoning,
moving us one step closer
to securing this facility. It

would be a tremendous
asset to our Centre Stage
programming and community outreach endeavors, said Glenda ManWaring, Executive and Artistic
Director of Centre Stage.

THE VISION

Centre Stage seeks to


purchase and renovate
the former site of the East
Park Baptist Church to
support its growing program and positive impact
on the Upstate. The goal is
to create an artistic space
that is in harmony with
Centre Stages mission to
produce diverse theatre,
support local artists, and
provide dynamic outreach
opportunities.
Centre Stage exists to
engage and enrich the
community with innovative approaches and
uncompromising
theatrical integrity. The Main
Stage at 501 River Street
in downtown Greenville
provides a venue for large
theatrical shows as well as

RENDERING | SUBMITTED

With new zoning approved by the Greenville Planning District, Centre Stage is continuing
its plans to renovate East Park Baptist Church into a new art facility called Off Centre.
rental space for a variety
of needs.
The new facility called
Off Centre will provide
an opportunity for local
actors and creative artists of all skill levels and
economic backgrounds to
experience the power of
collaboration.
This new creative venue

THINGS
TO DO
NEW LISTINGS

THEATRE ON THE MOVE


TO HOLD OPEN AUDITIONS

Theatre On The Move


(TOTM), the new non-profit theatre company whose
purpose is to change the
way people view and engage the aging using the
performing arts and outreach experiences, announces open call auditions on Sunday, Aug. 28,
beginning at 6 p.m.
These auditions are
open to anyone age 50 or
older who wants to assist the theatre company
in transforming attitudes
toward aging to a vision
of continuous growth; to
enrich the lives of older
adults and their communities through theatre; and
to connect older adults
and their communities
through outreach programming.
Anyone wishing to audition is asked to register on
the organizations website
at www.theatreonthemove.
org and prepare three
songs as follows: one song
written between 1935 and
1945; one song from either the 1950s, 60s, 70s
or 80s; and one song from
a Broadway musical that
they would never be cast
to sing. Those auditioning
should bring sheet music.
Audition time and location will be confirmed via
e-mail.
The theatre is looking
for those with experience
or not to join the troupe of
artists who want to share
their joy.
Theatre on the Move
will focus in the Upstate
during this first year but
plans to seek outreach
and performance opportunities throughout South
Carolina. The board is
preparing to officially announce its performance
and outreach opportunities as well as sponsorship
levels.
For more information on
getting involved or helping
this new non-profit, email
them at infor@theatreonthemove.org.
Theatre on the Move
(TOTM) is a non-profit
corporation registered in
South Carolina and recognized with Section 501
(c)(3) status of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986.

CENTRE STAGE TO PRESENT


IS HE DEAD?

Centre Stage will kickoff its season with the


Mark Twain comedy Is He
Dead? Sept. 8-24.
Adapted by David Ives

will enable Centre Stage to


provide the much needed,
and often requested, space
for teaching studios, recital stage, gallery space and
other artistic and educational endeavors.
It will enable Centre
Stage to expand existing
programs including the
Applied Theatre initia-

tives, introduce a more


user-friendly creative environment, and offer better access to the creative
arts for the public.
Centre Stage is a 501(c)3
arts organization, founded
in 1983. For more information on Centre Stage, visit
centrestage.org.

ers Association (SCASTA).


The event provides an opportunity for musicians of
all ages and skill levels to
perform and learn from
one another. The annual
two-day event is rotated
among four South Carolina colleges, including Furman. Cellobration features
rehearsals, master classes,
recitals and clinics, culminating with a Saturday afternoon mass concert including over 100 cellists.

Showtimes are Wednesday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.;


Friday-Sunday, Nov. 25-27,
1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
All seats are reserved,
and tickets are available
at Ticketmaster.com, GSP
Box Office at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena or by
calling Ticketmaster at 1800-745-3000.

DISNEY ON ICE DREAM BIG


TICKETS ON SALE

PHOTO | COURTESY FELD ENTERTAINMENT

Tiana will be among the Disney Princess featured in Dream


Big at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in November.
Tickets are on sale now.
and directed by John
Fagan, the comedy is set
in 1840s Paris with lead
character
Jean-Francois
Millet. A young painter of
genius, he is in love with
Marie Leroux, but also
deeply in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien
Andre.
Andre forecloses on
Millet, threatening debtors prison unless Marie
marries him. Millet realizes that the only way he
can pay his debts and keep
Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only
dead painters who achieve
real fame and fortune.
Millet fakes his own
death and prospers, while
passing himself off as his
own country sister, the
Widow Tillou. Now posing
as a rich widow, he must
find a way to get out of a
dress, return to life, and
marry his true love.
Show times are Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m. and
Sunday 3 p.m.
For more information,
visit centrestage.org.

FURMAN TO HOST
CELLOBRATION SEPT. 9-10

Furman University will


host the 37th annual
South Carolina Cello Choir
weekend known as Cellobration Sept. 9-10. The
event is a program of the
South Carolina chapter of
String Teachers Association (SCASTA).
Cellobration is open to
the public. Registration is
$35 (or $25 prior to Sept.
1). The cost includes clinics and master classes led
by guest clinicians, and a
faculty recital to be held
Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.

in Daniel Recital Hall on


campus. Tickets for the recital, which is open to the
public, may be purchased
separately, $15 for adults,
and $5 for students. Cellobration will close with a
Cello Choir concert Saturday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
in McAlister Auditorium.
The closing concert is free
and open to the public.
Hosted by Christopher
Hutton, Furman Associate
Professor of Violoncello,
Cellobration
features
guest clinicians Brant Taylor, member of the Chicago Symphony and faculty
at DePaul University, and
Furman alumnus Robert
Moody (Class of 1989),
music director of both the
Winston-Salem Symphony and Portland [Maine]
Symphony, and the newly
appointed principal conductor of the Memphis
Symphony.
Sponsors for Cellobration include Furman University Department of
Music, Bernhardt House
of Violins (Greenville), William Harris Lee (Chicago),
Cellos2Go
(Columbia),
Stephanie Voss Violins
(Atlanta), and Carriage
House Violins (Newton Upper Falls, Mass.).
For more information,
registration options and
brochure, visit www.furman.edu or contact Christopher Hutton at 294-2019
or cellobration@furman.
edu.
Established in 1980 at
the University of South
Carolina, Cellobration is
a regional music festival
hosted each year by the
South Carolina chapter of
the American String Teach-

Believing is just the beginning when dreamers


from Greenville witness
the empowering tales of
Disneys most courageous
leading ladies told through
artistic skating and acrobatics in.
Audiences are invited to
join eight Disney Princesses Ariel, Belle, Cinderella,
Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,
Aurora and Snow Whiteas
they embark on incredible
adventures, determined to
make their dreams come
true when Disney on Ice
brings Dream Big to the
Bon Secours Wellness Arena Nov. 23-27.
Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes
audiences on a journey
of beloved Disney tales.
Make a splash with the
fearless dreamer Ariel as
she yearns to explore life
above the waves. Watch
Rapunzel, Cinderella and
Belle as they learn about
the power to make their
own magic. Travel to the
wintry world of Arendelle
with sisters Anna and Elsa
and the hilarious snowman
Olaf from Disneys Frozen
as they learn that true love
is the greatest magic of
all. Be there to discover a
whole new world with the
daring Jasmine, and join
Snow White, Aurora and
Tiana as they remind you
that strength and kindness go hand-in-hand.

EVENT REMINDERS

Southern Womens Show


Aug. 26-28
Charlotte Convention
Center
1-800-849-0248
SouthernWomensShow.
com
The Inspirations
Abishais Homecoming
Concert
Aug. 27, 6 p.m.
Liberty Civic Auditorium
607-3583
Young Pianists Concert
Tavernier, Anthony
Aug. 27, 7-9 p.m.
Chapman Cultural Center
542-ARTS
chapmanculturalcenter.org
Sippin Safari
Sept. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Greenville Zoo
A Gentlemans Guide
to Love and Murder
Sept. 27-Oct. 2
The Peace Center
467-3000
peacecenter.org

ONGOING EXHIBITS
Love Where You Live
Artists Search
Through Aug. 29
nhicks@spartanarts.org
Soul Stirrings
Art by Zac Benson
Aug. 26-Oct. 2
Reception:
Friday, Sept. 2, 6-7:30 p.m.
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FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

THE GREER CITIZEN

B7

Whats the best age


for shingles vaccine?
DEAR DR. ROACH:
You have written many
times about chickenpox,
shingles and the shingles
vaccine. My question concerns the age at which one
should get the vaccine.
Most doctors and other
sources recommend 60
and above; however, I am
concerned about more
and more younger people
getting shingles, in their
50s and, in one instance,
a woman in her 30s. Are
these isolated cases? I am
a 48-year-old female, and I
did have chickenpox as a
child. My husbands insurance will pay for the vaccine at 50, and I intend to
get it then. What are your
thoughts? -- L.A.B.
ANSWER: The vaccine is
indicated by the Food and
Drug Administration for
those ages 50 and up, but
advisory groups have recommended the vaccine to
people over age 60, since
the complication of postherpetic neuralgia is more
likely, lasts longer and can
be more severe the older
you get. It is reasonable to
get the vaccine at 50 if you
want, but its important to
get it at age 60 or over if
you havent already had it.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: A
95-year-old does not get
enough blood flow to her
lungs because she has a
leaky heart valve. She is
chronically short of breath
after a small amount of
exertion. Her leg strength
is low, and she has to
use a walker to safely get

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.
around.
She lived with a smoker
for a few decades, and he
died decades ago, but she
never smoked herself.
Would supplemental oxygen help, by enriching the
air in her lungs, thus allowing blood to get more
oxygen from the lungs?
-- Anon.
ANSWER: Supplemental
oxygen can improve symptoms and make people live
longer in a few specific instances. The most prevalent is probably people
with chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD)
whose blood oxygen level
is below 89 percent. Some
other lung diseases also
benefit from oxygen. In
cases of poor blood flow
due to heart reasons, including valvular disease,
oxygen doesnt help.
Its possible that the 95year-old you are writing
about has some lung disease due to secondhandsmoke exposure. It is easy
now for doctors to check
oxygen levels, and that
would indicate whether
she would benefit.
Readers: COPD typically causes shortness of
breath, especially with
activity. The booklet on
COPD explains this progressive disease in detail.

Readers can obtain a copy


by writing: Dr. Roach - No. 601W, 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
4-6 weeks for delivery.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: I
am a 17-year-old crosscountry and track runner.
I had a stress fracture of
my shin. I have not been
running and have been on
crutches for one month.
Are there foods I should
eat? Exercises to do? The
doctor only said not to
walk on it. What else can
be done to heal the stress
fracture? -- J.G.
ANSWER: Stress fractures are common, especially in younger athletes,
especially runners. Most
often, they get better just
by avoiding exercises that
cause pain. A diet with
adequate calcium and vitamin D, or supplements,
may speed healing.
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.
(c) 2016 North America Synd., Inc.
All Rights Reserved

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

As he promised Steffy
in a desperate attempt
not to lose her, Wyatt took
extreme measures to try
to convince his mother to
end her relationship with
Eric. Thomas had Steffys
best interest at heart when
he tried to fill what was
missing in her life. Rick
was taken aback by the
closeness that Brooke and
Ridge had renewed. Hoping
to have strength in numbers, Ridge and Brooke
involved their family in
a plot to protect Eric. Bill
planned a romantic evening for Brooke in hopes
of convincing her that they
belonged together despite
her concern about Katies
feelings. Ridge let Katie
in on his plan concerning
Forrester Creations. Sasha
became a positive distraction for Thomas as she
helped take his mind off
the latest Forrester family
drama. Wait to See: A generous offer is extended,
but with one extreme condition.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Kayla urged Joey to stick


with therapy. Eduardo
gathered the family together and told them that
he was leaving Salem. Paul
ran into Sonny and invited him to lunch. Victor
was released on bail and
headed home to see Mag-

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gie, whose was recovering.
Hope went to the station
to confront Aiden about
how he stole the D.A. job
away from Justin. Kate
bought the B&B from Doug
and Julie, and promptly
evicted all the guests.
Jennifers family gathered
at the Hortons to console
her over Abigails death.
Meanwhile, Gabi and Sonny visited Wills grave.
Nicole got Chloe to admit
that Deimos fathered her
child. Wait to See: Philip
kisses Chloe.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Morgan and Sonny had


a heart-to-heart talk. Nelle
helped Sonny and Carly
out in a bind. Ava and Liz
made an intriguing discovery. Later, Liz turned to
Franco for support. Kevin
and Laura went out on a
date. Molly attempted to

broker peace between her


mom and sister. Alexis was
caught in an unfavorable
position. Naomi received
a troubling call. Finn and
Obrecht had it out. Jordan
and Alexis got into a heated conversation. Lauras
discovery did not go over
well. Sonny confronted
Alexis about her behavior. Franco tried to enlist
Kevins help in getting a
job. Ava worried about the
fate of her brother. Wait to
See: Paul has some serious
questions for Andre.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Victor visited Chloe at the


penthouse and urged her
to leave town and do what
was best for her daughter.
Later, Chloe comforted
Chelsea over losing hope
that Adam would ever be
cleared of murder charges.
Kevin asked Mariah if she
had feelings for him, but
she dodged his question.
Nick assured Phyllis that
Summer would one day
thank them for getting her
away from Luca. Hilary informed Lily that she might
hold the key to Neils past
with his parents. Suspecting that she was hiding
something, Colin asked Jill
why she really returned to
Genoa City. Phyllis tried to
make peace with Summer.
Wait to See: Victor and
Nikki reunite over a crisis.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

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LIVING HERE

B8 THE GREER CITIZEN

MILESTONES

OUR SCHOOLS

WEDDING

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016

SCHOOL
NEWS
CALVARY CHRISTIAN ENROLLING K3-12TH GRADE

Kamryn Nicole Mathis

Mr. Joel Glen Atkins and Miss Lauren Nicole Jeffords

Jeffords - Atkins
Lauren Nicole Jeffords,
of Simpsonville, and Joel
Glen Atkins, of Taylors,
were united in holy matrimony by the Rev. Russ
Shinpoch, during a 2 p.m.
ceremony on May 14, 2016,
at the First Baptist Church
in Simpsonville.
Guests were invited to a
reception meal held in the
reception hall following
the ceremony. Flavor-ofyour-choice popcorn was
offered while wedding
guests enjoyed a fun photo booth. The bride surprised her groom with a
Clemson-themed grooms
cake.
The parents of the groom
hosted a rehearsal dinner
also held in the reception
hall. They were assisted by
Theresa Few, Judy Moore,
Lisa Schulenburg and Angel Sheriff.
The former Miss Jeffords is the daughter of
Mark and Alisa Jeffords, of
Simpsonville, and granddaughter of Sybil Jeffords,
of Laurens, the late William Jeffords, and Marion
and Nancy Hornsby, of
Waterloo. A 2011 graduate Hillcrest High School,
she completed the University of South Carolina
Upstate with a BS degree
in Nursing in 2015. She is
employed by Spartanburg
Regional Hospital.
Mr. Atkins is the son of
Chuck and Cindy Atkins,
of Taylors, and grandson

of Geraldine Atkins Gregory, of Taylors, the late Maurice (Bulldog) Atkins, the
late Marvin Gregory, the
Rev. Gordon Moore, of Easley, and the late Margaret
B. Moore. A 2009 graduate
of Blue Ridge School, he is
currently attending Colorado Technical University
pursing a BS degree in
Business Administration.
The groom is employed by
Wells Fargo.
Given in marriage by her
father, the bride was attended by her sister, Ashley Jeffords, as her maid
of honor, and Hannah Jeffords, also a sister of the
bride, Rebecca Holmes,
Hannah Davie and Ashley
Griffith, as bridesmaids.
They were joined by Adley
Vicars, daughter of Ryan
and Rendi Vicars, as flower girl.
Mr. Atkins, as his sons
best man, was joined by
Joshua
Atkins,
Derek
Atkins, brothers of the
groom, Landon Odom,
cousin of the groom, and
Jordan Smith as groomsmen. Daxon Atkins, nephew of the groom and son
of Joshua and Andrea Atkins, served the couple as
their ring bearer.
Rachel Finley presided
at the ceremony as vocalist and pianist.
Upon their return from
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,
the newly-weds are at
home in Ft. Inn.

Mathis
crowned
Wee Miss
SC 2016
Kamryn Nicole Mathis,
of Greer, was crowned
Wee Miss South Carolina
in the Little Miss & Teen
Miss South Carolina Pageant held in Hartsville recently.
The pageant had 162
contestants from across
South Carolina compete
during the week.
Mathis is the daughter
of Brady and Missy Mathis.
She won $2,000 in scholarships, a round crown, trophy, monogrammed banner and a bicycle.
For more information,
please visit the pageant
website
at
www.littlemisssc.com.

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BY KAELYN PFENNING
STAFF WRITER
Greer is completing its
renovations for phase one
of the auditorium project.
Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers updated
Greer City Council on the
project at the regular August 23 meeting.
We have six artists that
will be moving into that
property by September the
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Calvary Christian School


is currently enrolling students for grades K3 to 12
for the 2016-2017 school
year.
The school will also be
celebrating Grandparents
Day on Sept. 16. Grandparents will be invited to visit
students classrooms, play
games, watch a program
and share lunch.
Calvary Christian School
is located at 101 Calvary
St. in Greer.

STUDENTS CAN ENTER


REFLECTIONS CONTEST

South Carolina students


are invited to enter new
and original works in this
years Reflections contest,
What Is Your Story?.
Categories include dance
choreography, film production, literature, music
composition, photography
and visual arts.
Volunteer arts and education experts review submissions without knowledge of the entrants
identity. Judges look for
personal interpretations
on the program theme that
best exemplify creativity
and technical skill.
Entries are due by Oct.
6. For more information,
visit www.scpta.org.

GREENVILLE COUNTY
BRUSHY CREEK FUN RUN
IS AUG. 26

Brushy Creek Elementary will raise funds while


teaching our children
about the importance of
fitness, leadership and

character
during
the
Boosterthon Fun Run on
Friday, Aug. 26.
This years character
theme is Backyard Box Office. It is designed to teach
our children that they can
have an impact on the community and make a difference in peoples lives.
The money raised from
the event will be used to
support the developmental and instructional programs.
All students will participate in the fun run, regardless of pledges raised.

EASTSIDE PTSA OPEN


HOUSE SET FOR AUG. 29

Eastside High will hold


its PTSA Open House on
Monday, Aug. 29, at 6:30
p.m.

BRMS TO HOLD WATCH


D.O.G.S. NIGHT SEPT. 1

Blue
Ridge
Middle
will hold its 4th Annual
WatchD.O.G.S. Pizza Night
for fathers and father-figures on Thursday, Sept. 1,
from 6-7 p.m.
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of
Great Students) is an innovative program being used
by schools across America
which helps them to be
positively impacted by the
committed involvement of
fathers and father-figures.
The goal is to have men
spend at least one day this
year at the school to be a
positive male role model
and to provide an extra set
of eyes and ears.
This is the opportunity for dads, granddads,
uncles, stepdads and approved community leaders who are interested in
participating in the BRMS
WatchD.O.G.S. program to
get involved.
For more information,
visit the Blue Ridge Middle
website.

BRMS COLLEGE COLORS DAY


SET FOR SEPT. 2

Blue Ridge Middle teachers, staff and students


are invited to celebrate
higher education with College Colors Day on Friday,
Sept. 2.
Students and personnel can wear their favorite
college attire to include
jeans, crew neck t-shirts
and other dress code appropriate clothing.

LITTLE MISS RED & BLUE


PAGEANT IS SEPT. 17

The second annual Little


Miss Red & Blue Pageant
will be held Sept. 17 at Riverside Middle.
Girls and boys ages 512 are eligible to enter the
pageant. Pageant entry fee
is $30 ($10 per additional
child). General admission
is $5.
For more information,
visit the school website.

DISTRICT FIVE

REBEL SUCCESS CENTER


SESSIONS BEGIN AUG. 29

The Byrnes High Rebel


Success Center will begin
offering after-school help
on Monday, Aug. 29.
Math and Science help
will be provided on Mondays and Wednesdays at
3:45 p.m. in the media
center.
English and Social Studies help will be provided
on Mondays.

GHS STUDENTS CAN


NOMINATE TEACHER

Byrnes High has begun


a Teacher of the Week incentive program.
Students, parents, community members, faculty
and staff are eligible to
submit nominations for
Teacher of the Week.
For more information,
visit the Byrnes website.