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South Carolinas Premier Weekly


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 101 NO. 48 75 CENTS

Christmas
in Greer
Tuesday, Dec. 2
First Tuesday on Trade
Christmas in Downtown Greer
Friday, Dec. 5
Tree Lighting Ceremony,
5-8 p.m.
City Park Amphitheatre
Saturday, Dec. 6
Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, Dec. 7
Spirit of Christmas
parade, 2:30 p.m.

Shop local this Saturday


By Billy Cannada
Editor
Before you map out your
route to hit all the Black
Friday sales, several area
business owners have a
last minute suggestion:
shop local.

When you come


in here and shop,
youre helping
your neighbor buy
their groceries. The
money is staying
local and staying in
town.
Jessica Monroe

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

Owner, Greer Trading Post


File Photo | The Greer Citizen

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Friday, Dec.


5 from 5-8 p.m. at Greer City Park.

Holidays begin
in City of Greer
By Amanda Irwin
Staff Writer
Christmas music is playing, many downtown Greer
businesses are decorated,
light poles are wrapped in
garland and the citys tree
is up the City of Greer
is ready for Christmas,
and residents have several
holiday events to put them
in the Christmas spirit.
Greers Christmas events
begin almost as soon as
the Thanksgiving meal
ends, kicking off at 5 p.m.
on Dec. 2 with the Greer
Station Associations First

Tuesday on Trade Christmas in downtown Greer.


Following, a weekend of
Christmas events will be
held downtown beginning
with Greers Tree Lighting
Ceremony from 58 p.m.
on Friday, Dec. 5, at the
City Park Amphitheatre in
front of Greer City Hall, located at 301 E. Poinsett St.
Santa will be in attendance
at the event, which also
includes music and crafts
for children.
On Saturday, Dec. 6, the
always popular and sold
out Breakfast with Santa
see Christmas | A6

With Thanksgiving just


around the corner, the
holiday shopping season
officially gets underway
this weekend, and several
local stores are celebrating
Small Business Saturday.
The event was coined by
American Express to coincide with Black Friday and
give shoppers some local

The Greer Trading Post will be open during Small Business Saturday, an event encouraging
holiday shoppers to buy local.
options.
For us, its a big
dealespecially in Greer
because its such a community town, Jessica
Monroe, owner of the
Greer Trading Post, said.
When you come in here

and shop, youre helping


your neighbor buy their
groceries. The money is
staying local and staying
in town. Not only that, but
a lot of our vendors shop
within the downtown community. That puts a good

bit of money circulating


within our local area.
American
Express
sends us free tote bags
to offer to all of our local shoppers, she said.
Were also offering sales
see Shopping | A6

Cops pitch in to provide Christmas


By Amanda Irwin
Staff Writer
Every year Greers Police Department, with the
assistance of community
members and the Syl Syl
Toy Drive, takes in donations that help provide a
Christmas for more than
500 needy children in the
Greater Greer area and has
been an ongoing effort for
the past 20 years.
Monetary donations and
donations of unwrapped

toys and needed items for


ages ranging from infant
to 12 years old are collected by the department and
monetary donations help
the department purchase
toys for certain age groups
or genders that run short
on donations.
We just want to assist
as many kids as we can,
said Lt. Jim Holcombe
with the Greer Police Department in a previous interview. We feel like provides Christmas to some

children that wouldnt


have it without us.
As part of the fundraising effort, a golf tournament, which became an
annual fundraiser 10 years
ago, this year was held on
Oct. 23 at the Greer Country Club.
According to Holcombe,
about
$16,000-$17,000
is spent on toys after all
fundraising efforts are
completed.
A lot of us are so
blessed, he said. We may

not have everything that


we want or everything that
we think we need, but we
have a whole lot more than
what a lot of people have.
If you have more than what
a lot of other people have
and youre able to get out
there and donate either
your time or your money,
I think it just gives you a
feeling you cant explain.
The families the Cops for
Tots program has helped
have been forgotten, as
see Program | A6

Hunger walk marches on despite rain


By Billy Cannada
Editor

I would ask that, this holiday season,

About 40 people made


the mile-long walk from
Memorial United Methodist Church to the Greer
Soup Kitchen in the pouring rain on Sunday to help
raise money to fight hunger in the city.
The 10th annual Merle
State Hunger Walk, the
soup kitchens largest
fundraiser, was nearly
washed out, and as a result, not as many made
joined the crowd.
We dont have all the
money in yet, but based
on the money we raised
yesterday, we raised about
$2,500, said Adam Wickliffe, chairman of the
board of directors at Daily
Bread Ministries. A lot of
that can certainly be attributed to the cold and
rain. I think that kept a lot
of people away.
We had maybe 30 or

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people prayerfully consider the soup


kitchen as a recipient of their gifts. We are
making a tremendous difference in the
community, but we cant do it without the
communitys help.
Adam Wickliffe

Chairman of the board, Daily Bread Ministries


40 people actually walking with us yesterday,
he said. Maybe another
20 came and donated and
chose not to walk. The
turnout was a lot less than
we were hoping for and I
think the donations certainly reflected that.
The walk, which aims to
spread hunger awareness,
was named after Merle
State, a Greer Soup Kitchen

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founder who passed away


about four years ago.
He was very active
in the early years of the
soup kitchen, especially
when they built the facility, Wickliffe said. He
attended the last Hunger
Walk before he died. The
walk itself was in honor of
Merle State and now its in
memory of Merle State.
see Walk | A6

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

The Merle State Hunger Walk was held Sunday to benefit the Greer Soup Kitchen. It is
the organizations biggest fundraiser.

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Thanksgiving holiday

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Trade Street, will be closed on Thursday
and Friday in observance of the
Thanksgiving holiday. Those wishing to
submit content or a payment should do
so before the close of business on
Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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enjoyable holiday weekend.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

THE GREER CITIZEN

COMMUNITY COMMUNITY
CALENDAR
NEWS
TODAY, NOV. 25
GIG (GLUTEN INTOLERANCE GROUP) of Greenville
meets at the Taylors Library,
316 W. Main St. 7- 8:30 p.m.
GAP CREEK SINGERS will
rehearse from 7:30-9 p.m.
at The Church of the Good
Shepherd, 200 Jason St.,
Greer. Contact Wesley Welsh,
President, at 877-5955.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER at 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church,
201 N. Main St., Greer. Call
877-1352.
THE ROTARY CLUB of
Greater Greer at 7:15 a.m.
at Southern Thymes. Call
334-6177.
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon. 407 Ridgewood Drive. I.D. required.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26
THE AWANAS CLUB at El
Bethel Baptist Church, 313
Jones Ave., Greer, from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are
invited. Call 877-4021.
CANCER SURVIVOR YOGA
class 4-5 p.m. at the Cancer
Institute of Greenville Health
System, 900 W. Faris Road,
Greenville. Call 455-5809.

THURSDAY, NOV. 27
KIWANIS CLUB AT 6:30 p.m.
at Laurendas Family Restaurant. Call Charmaine Helfrich
at 349-1707.
THE SOAR BINGO CLUB from
10 a.m. - noon at Victor Gym.
The cost is 50 cents per card.
CANCER PATIENTS AND survivors walking club at 12:30
p.m. at the Cancer Institute of
GHS. Call 455-5809.

SATURDAY, NOV. 29
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
10 -11:30 a.m. at Calvary
Christian Fellowship, 2455 Locust Hill Road, Taylors. Supplies first come, first serve.

MONDAY, DEC. 1
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.

TUESDAY, DEC. 2
THE ROTARY CLUB of
Greater Greer at 7:15 a.m.
Call 334-6177.
THE NEVER ALONE GROUP
OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
at 7 p.m. at the Greer Recreational Center.
THE LIONS CLUB at Lake
View Steak House, Higway 14
at 5:30 p.m.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER at 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church,
201 N. Main St., Greer. Call
877-1352.
GAP CREEK SINGERS will
rehearse from 7:30-9 p.m.
at The Church of the Good
Shepherd, 200 Jason St.,
Greer. Contact Wesley Welsh,
President, at 877-5955.
FIRST TUESDAY ON Trade at
5 p.m. on Trade Street. Visit
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3
THE AWANAS CLUB at El
Bethel Baptist Church, 313
Jones Ave., Greer, from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-12 are
invited. Call 877-4021.

SENIOR DINING REQUESTS


SUBSTITUTE DRIVERS

The Senior Dinging program needs substitute


drives to pick up participants Monday Friday
from 9:30 a.m. noon.
Contact 877-1937 for
more information.

Greer Community Ministries is the beneficiary of


the 23rd Annual Taylors
Turkey Day 5-Can Run on
Thanksgiving Day, Nov.
27, 9 a.m. at the Eastside
High School track.
Register starting at 7:30
a.m. the day of the event
and bring five cans of food
or $5 to run a 5K or a distance of choice. This is a
family-friendly event.
For more information,
visit
tinyurl.com/taylorsturkeyday or contact
Tom at 244-7495 or tomfuduric@att.net.

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GREER AUTHORS
TO HOLD BOOK SIGNING

Two authors with Greer


roots will be signing their
latest books at McLeskeyTodd drug store on North
Main Street in downtown
Greer on Saturday, Nov.
29.
Leland Burch and Mickey
Beckham will be available
to write personal notes in
books for holiday gifting
from noon until 3 p.m.
Burch has just released
his newest book of humorous tales, What Could
Possibly GO WRONG?
He will also have his first
book, Greer, SC The
Center of the Universe
available for sale.
Beckham, who served
as President of the Greer
Chamber of Commerce
in the early 1970s, is the
author of the novels, Messengers Among Us and
Colonial Spy; a recollection of growing up in the
1950s in Rock Hill, titled,
A Time Revisited, and A
Confederate Soldiers Eloquent War, the complete
and annotated Civil War
Diary of Samuel Lowry.
Burch will also be holding book signings on
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8
p.m. at the Jean M. Smith
Library of Greer, and on
Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.2 p.m., at Dobson Gifts &
General Hardware.

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STATION IS DEC. 2

The Greer Station Associations First Tuesday on


Trade Christmas in Greer
Station is Dec. 2 in downtown Greer at 5 p.m.

Local residents helped city officials and planning strategists map out a new direction
for Greer during the citys master plan workshop last Tuesday.

HANDSHAKES &
HASHBROWNS IS DEC. 3

The
Greater
Greer
Chambers Handshakes &
Hashbrowns, a networking
opportunity, will be held
at Southern Eye Associates, 100 Physicians Drive,
Greer, on Dec. 3 from 8-9
a.m.
The event is free to members. Visit greerchamber.
com for more information.

GREERS CHRISTMAS
EVENTS BEGIN DEC. 5

Greers Tree Lighting


Ceremony is Dec. 5 from
5-8 p.m. and Breakfast
with Santa is Dec. 6, followed by the Greer Relief
Christmas Parade, benefitting Greer Relief, is on
Dec. 7 beginning at 2:30
p.m. on Poinsett Street.

CHAMBER FIRST FRIDAY


LUNCHEON IS DEC. 5

The
Greater
Greer
Chambers First Friday
Luncheon, presented by
Greer Memorial Hospital,
is at Greer City Hall, 301
E. Poinsett St., Greer, on
Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m.1
p.m. Decembers event will
spotlight local nonprofits
and the topic is Tis the
Season for Giving, Learn
About Giving in Greer.
The event is $10 for

Interim Healthcare Hospice is offering a 10 weekly


sessions for grief support.
The Greenville location
will meet Thursdays 3:30
5 p.m., now through Dec.
18, at Mackey/Woodlawn
corporate office, 5 Century Drive, Greenville.
The Spartanburg location meets the first and
third
Thursday
each
month from 10 11:30
a.m. through Dec. 18 at
Fellowship Hall of Cedar
Springs Baptist Church,
140 Cedar Springs Place,
Spartanburg.
To sign up, call 7214131.

SHARONS CLOSET NEEDS


BLANKETS, JEANS, SOCKS

Sharons Closet at Greer


Community Ministries is
in need of mens and boys
clothing, including jeans,
socks, new underwear,
winter shirts and coats, as
well as towels, sheets and
blankets. Drop off coats
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
MondayFriday at 783 S.
Line St. Ext., Greer.

THRIFT STORE
TAKING DONATIONS

The Community Chest


Thrift Store, located at
52 Groce Road, Lyman, is
open Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. 6 p.m., and
Saturday 10 a.m. 2 p.m.,
hours may extend if volunteers are available and a
need arises.
Donations of gently used
ladies clothing, accessories
and home dcor items are
being accepted and can be
dropped off at the MTCC,
located at 84 Groce Road,

ADOPT-A-FAMILY
PROGRAM CONTINUES

The goal of Greer Reliefs


Adopt-A-Family program
is to provide Christmas
under the tree from Santa.
Presents and monetary donations are accepted.
Sponsor gift drop-off
deadline is Friday, Dec.
12.
Contact Greer Relief at
334-3493 for more information.

FOOD PANTRY NEEDS


CONDIMENTS AND RICE

Greer Community Ministries Food Pantry needs


donations of peanut butter, mustard, ketchup,
mayo, relish, salad dressings, 1-pound bags of rice,
boxed gelatin and corn
muffin mix. Items can be
donated MondayFriday
from 8 a.m.4 p.m. at 783
S. Line St. Ext., Greer.

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Jesus taught that we


should not put our heart in
earthly treasures (Matthew
6:19-21). He did not teach that
they could never enjoy wealth.
If He had been teaching that
it was wrong to enjoy wealth,
then the Holy Spirit-led
apostle Paul contradicted
Jesus. Paul wrote to the
evangelist Timothy, giving him
instructions for teaching the
entire church. Therein, he did
not rebuke the wealthy for
enjoying wealth, but rather
he reminded believers that
God had blessed the rich so
that they could enjoy their
riches (1 Timothy 6:17). The
rich were to enjoy their riches,
but were not to trust in their
riches.

The American Cancer


Society needs volunteer
drivers to transport patients to local treatment
centers.
Anyone interested in
volunteering as a driver
must have a good driving record, valid drivers
license, automobile insurance and a vehicle in good
working condition.
Contact the local office
at 627-8289.

Gods pantry, a nonprofit established in 2002


currently serving about
345 families at about $175
per person. Presently the
pantry needs spaghetti,
cereals, beans, rice, mixes, boxed items, oatmeal,
grits, ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, tuna,
chicken, vegetables, fruits,
tomato products and peanut butter.
Items can be dropped off
at 100 Enoree Road, Greer,
on Thursdays from 10 a.m.
noon; 2481 Racing Road,
Greer, on Thursdays 1 4
p.m.; or 700 E. Main St.,
Duncan, on Wednesdays 9
11 a.m. For more information, call 963-4441.

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more information.

THURS. 6PM FRI. 1PM

GCM is seeking Meals on


Wheels substitute drivers.
Contact Wendy Campbell,
879-2254, for more information or to volunteer.
MOW clients with cats or
dogs are provided pet food
once per week as needed
to make sure theyre not
sharing meals with pets.
Donations of pet food
are accepted at the ministry, 783 S. Line St. Ext.,
Greer, Monday-Friday 8
a.m. 4 p.m.

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TAYLORS TURKEY
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Gods Pantry will host


a fishing tournament at
Lake Hartwell on Nov. 28.
The cost is $150 per boat.
Prizes are $500 for Junior
BF and $3,000 for Big Fish.
Black bag hourly payout is
$400 for the first big fish,
$300 for the second, $200
for the third and $100 for
the small fish.
For more information,
contact Rodney Floyd at
471-5804.

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OPINION
The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

A girl can dream

ot satisfied with his two completed


marathons, my fella Paul dropped a
bombshell casually during break-

fast.
I signed up for a half Iron-Man in
May, he said with the same inflection
one might use for, Im going out in a
few minutes to run some errands.
Knowing better than to squash
someones enthusiasm, I replied, Oh?
followed by, Isnt that a whole bunch of
different stuff?
Yep, Paul said, allowing himself now
a rather gooey breakfast as he has been
not only successful in ridding himself
of his target 30 pounds but has also
become an avid runner and can burn off
anything he eats like a cheetah, You
swim for 1.2 miles, then bike for 56, and
finish by running a half-marathon of
13.1 miles.
All on the same day?
All on the same day.
This, naturally, sent my brain into
middle aged sensibility land, along with
other wives whose husbands begin their
bucket lists in their mid 50s, starting
with a goal of a marathon and ending
with Mount Everest or a Harley or something else equally dangerous.

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
Isnt there something not as grueling? I asked.
Why would I want to do something
easier? Paul countered, preparing himself for, Well, honey, youre not 25 anymore, or Men your age have dropped
dead during those sort of events.
Its not that I dont think youre
capable of doing it, I said, pouring
myself another cup, I just dont get the
point of doing it.
The point of it, Paul replied, Is to
see if I can do it. To increase my fitness level to the max so that I can be as
strong and healthy as possible.
But we live on a farm. I said, after
some length.
So? Yes? We live on a farm.
Well, I began carefully, I guess I
dont see the point of riding a bike for
56 miles unless an axe murderer is
chasing you down the road, or swim-

ming over a mile then running a half


marathon when everything you need to
test the boundaries of physical fitness
is right outside the front door. Take the
manure pile...
You take the manure pile, Paul
retorted.
My point, I said patiently, being
that just moving that manure pile by
wheelbarrow is a Herculean task given
the bucket isnt working on the tractor.
Or splitting the wood from that dead
tree we had taken down- I dont see any
of those skinny running guys capable of
splitting a cord of solid oak or moving
the manure pile across the property.
I doubt moving a manure pile is on
anyones bucket list. Paul mused.
Well, it oughta be. I said, beginning
to relish the idea, I think moving a manure pile all by yourself would be a fine
accomplishment.
Tell you what, said Paul, zipping
up his warm up jacket and tossing the
hood over his head before striding out
the front door for a training run in 30
degree temps, Seeing that the manure
is produced by your horses, I think that
moving the manure pile should be a
bucket list goal of yours. And just like in

I think moving a manure pile


all by yourself would be a fine
accomplishment.
a marathon, Ill line up a whole bunch of
people to stand around and clap and yell
encouragement each time you trudge
past with another load.
In the end I phoned my manure removal guy who, with Bobcat and dump
truck, removed Mount Poo in 20 minutes
flat for $75.
Honestly, I think its great that Paul
has all this new-found enthusiasm to
run, bike and swim and, at the age of 56,
literally run circles around guys half his
age. He looks great, he feels great and
his cholesterol has plummeted nicely.
But because my normal day is already
quite physical, my own bucket list
wishes are considerably less demanding
but equally exciting simply to consider:
sleeping in until 8 am., coming downstairs in the morning without stepping
in something the cats just deposited,
finding 36 inseam, quilted Carharts on
sale... A girl can dream, cant she?

THE UPPER ROOM

CURIOUSLY
AMANDA

Healing
touch

AMANDA IRWIN
Staff reporter

Take
pause

Read Matthew 9:18-26

esus] said, Take heart,


your faith has made you
well. Matthew 9:22 (NRSV)

Several years ago I became


ill and doctors told me they
could treat my symptoms but
that my condition would likely
never go away. Dealing with my
situation became the focus of
my life as I searched for relief.
Eventually, I became discouraged and turned to my Bible
for solace. I began to look for
biblical stories of illness and
healing. One of the stories I
read was of the woman who
believed she could be healed if
she could only touch Jesus garment. Her belief was so strong
that it led her to pursue Jesus
so she could touch his clothing.
When she did, Jesus told her
that her faith had healed her.
Using this story from Matthew as a model, I began
to pray for my healing. As
I pursued Jesus in prayer, I
visualized myself touching the
hem of his garment and my
body being healed. I was not
instantly healed; however, over
time my attitude toward my
situation changed. I stopped
focusing on myself and started
asking Jesus to use me as a
vessel for his work.
Eventually my symptoms became more manageable, and today they are gone. Doctors say
that someone with the health
condition I had can experience
spontaneous healing, but I will
always believe that my healing
came from the Lord.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you
for the Bible to guide us and
inspire us. Amen.
Thought for the day: What
Bible stories have helped you
through a difficult time?

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EDITORIAL

Gruber revelations further


damage health care law
For those opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way
Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring
salt in an open wound.
Even after Obamas election-year promise that
his health care discussions would be held openly and even televised they were shrouded in
secrecy. Details were kept from the public and
backroom favors were exchanged to gain the
necessary votes of a few reluctant Democratic
senators.
But worse than its total lack of transparency
was the deliberate deception used to sell Obamacare to Americans. President Obamas repeated
claim that if you like your health care plan, you
can keep your health care plan a centerpiece
of his sales pitch was patently false. Millions
of Americans learned last autumn that plans
they wanted to keep would be cancelled due to
Obamacare.
As it turns out, most had no idea of the extent
the White House and its allies had gone to deceive the public.
That picture is clearer now, thanks to a series
of recently unearthed video-recordings in which
a key former White House adviser proudly credits the laws passage to its lack of transparency
and to deliberate attempts to mislead voters.
The adviser, an economist named Jonathan
Gruber, was reportedly paid nearly $400,000
by the Obama administration to help craft the
legislation.
After its passage, he received millions more in
taxpayer money to promote it.
Apparently, he has also been spending time
giving lectures on Obamacare and frequently
boasts about the secrecy and deception used to
pass it.
Other recordings show Gruber recounting
how he helped the Obama administration tax
high-end insurance policies in a way that people
dont realize theyre the ones actually paying
the tax hike: Its a very clever, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of
the American voter, he said in a 2012 speech.
Mr. Gruber seems particularly proud that

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Obamacare is being financed by a scheme


to hike taxes significantly on the young and
healthy in a way thats disguised. If you had
a law which said that healthy people are going
to pay in and sick people get money, it would
not have passed, he said.
He has since expressed regret at his comments, telling one cable network that they were
made off-the-cuff. But he hasnt renounced
anything he said. As the videos show, he is unapologetic about misleading American citizens.
He believes that the Administrations deception
was necessary for the publics own good.
Perhaps whats most remarkable about Grubers attitude is how it reflects the underlying
philosophy of Obamacare: the idea that government knows whats best for the people, and
that Washington should be empowered and
citizens disempowered when it comes to their
daily lives.
Obamacare has never been popular with the
public, and Mr. Grubers revelations are likely
to cause it to fall further out of public favor.
But theres something even more important at
stake: public trust.
To a large degree, a leaders success depends
on public trust.
If voters decide to discount everything the
Obama administration says for the next two
years, can anyone really blame them?
Mr. Grubers stupid voters comment was
ironic.
In the videos, Gruber arrogantly explains that
had voters known the truth about Obamacare
they wouldnt have allowed their lawmakers to
pass the bill.
My reply is this: They sound pretty smart to
me.
Whats more, while many voters might not be
as enlightened or as highly-paid as Mr. Gruber, I
bet most of them have the good sense to know
what to say and what not to say when they
see a camera pointed at them.
This guest editorial was submitted by South Carolina Comptroller Richard
Eckstrom.

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he day after reflecting on


how thankful we are for all
we have, we jump into our
cars and rush to the store to
become an uncivil, gluttonous
consumerist zombie in a crowd
in hopes of getting the best
deals on items that clever marketing convinced us we need
more of, we need the best of
and we need it immediately.
Black Friday has sadly crept
into our Thanksgiving Day,
pulling the obsessive savers and
unfortunate employees away
from one of the few holidays
that silenced the world outside
as we gather with families and
reflect on all our blessings. Yet,
despite studies revealing that
Black Friday deals arent the
best deals, and the cost of some
actually increase as the year
progresses even on Black
Friday we still morph into the
gluttonous mindset with one
thing on our mind we want
more. Its completely ridiculous
and infuriating that not only do
we accept this, but we encourage it as we leave behind our
families to throw our hardearned money at the cashier for
unnecessary luxury items.
My favorite holiday story
is from WWI when soldiers,
who werent able to make it
home for Christmas, huddled
in trenches and began singing
Christmas carols on Christmas
Eve night.
Despite being opposing
forces, unable to make it home
to their families, the soldiers
called a truce and emerged
from the trenches to shake
hands, share gifts and for a
single night take pause and forget that these men, like them,
were saddled with the kill or be
killed burden for causes beyond
their own control. Even these
men could take a pause and be
grateful in the worst circumstances.
Now, here we are with more
than we need and everything
we want, still jumping at the
chance to forgo meaningful holidays with our families to save
money on excessive amounts of
stuff.
I fear that in the whirlwind
of marketing, lack of understanding of what it means to go
without and the consumerist
mindset we breed, the importance of pausing, being thankfu
and spending time with family
will be diminished and eventually lost entirely by too many.

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BUSINESS
The Greer Citizen

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

DAVE
SAYS
DAVE
RAMSEY

Wrong half
of the month
Q: My husband and I are
following your plan, and
were trying to reconcile
our on-paper budget with
whats going on in our
bank account. Most of our
bills are due the first half
of the month, but we receive most of our income
during the second half of
the month. Can you help
us figure out what to do?
DR: If youre actually making a budget and
sticking to it, what youre
describing is a cash flow
bind. You are in charge
of your budget until its
on paper. Once its on
paper, it has to accurately
represent reality. In your
reality, that means a cash
flow strain on the first
checks and extra money
on the second checks.
You wont be able to fix
this in just one month,
but there is a long-term
solution. Move some of
the money from your second checks into the first
half of the next month.
By doing this, youll
start running from the
fifteenth to the fifteenth
instead of from the first
to the first. It will help
you stay ahead and avoid
getting pinched.
The second part of
this equation is that you
are in charge of your
budget. The budget does
not become the boss of
you until you get it done.
When everything is written and agreed on by you
and your husband, thats
when the budget becomes
the boss. You cant come
home with a new shirt
or a new purse and hope
it fits into the plan. The
budget has to be the
plumb line by which
you build your finances
straight and true!

THE GREER CITIZEN

BMW announces management changes


BMW
Manufacturing
recently announced two
new senior management
changes.
Due to organizational
restructuring, a new senior management function
has been developed to better serve the needs of the
plants future growth.
Franz Linner has been
named vice president, Supplier Network, Americas.
In this new role, Linner
is responsible for supply
chain partners throughout
North and South
America. In October,
Linner joined the Spartanburg management team
from Munich where he
has served in various quality management, development and purchasing positions throughout BMW
Group since 1985.

Linner succeeds Philip


Heinrichsdorff, who recently stepped into his
new role as vice president,
production control and logistics.
Johannes Trauth has
been appointed to serve as
the plants vice president,
Human
Resources. Trauth arrived in South Carolina in
early November to head
up the plants human resources function. Trauth
was previously the head
of compensation and benefits/job evaluation for
BMW Group in Munich. Prior to beginning his career
with BMW in 1999, Trauth
worked with Rolls Royce
GmbH as head of HR Management.
The
South
Carolina
plant is in the midst of a

Philip Heinrichsdorff

Franz Linner

Johannes Trauth

$1 Billion investment to
increase the plants capacity by 50 percent by the
end of 2016. The plant
will also add a fifth vehicle
model, the BMW X7. This
increased volume will add
another 800 new jobs to

the plants workforce of


8,000 and make the South
Carolina plant the largest
BMW Group plant worldwide.
BMW began manufacturing vehicles in the U.S. in
1994 and has produced

nearly 3 million vehicles in


the last two decades. Presently, BMW Manufacturing
produces over 1,100 vehicles each day and exports
70 percent to more than
140 countries around the
world.

Responsibility of the home


The decision by the NFL
to suspend Adrain Peterson for the duration of
the football season should
have
African-American
parents across the nation
concerned. Let me state
empathically before I go
any further- I am not a fan
of football, nor did I know
of Adrain Peterson before
this bogus criminal charge
was brought against him.
I know we, African-Americans, are not a monolithic
group, particularly when
it comes to rearing our
children. However, I do
not believe Mr. Peterson
intended to hurt his child.
I do not believe Mr. Peterson is a criminal. I do
not believe he committed
reckless assault. I do not
believe his son has suffered permanent emotional damage. Mr. Peterson
may have gone too far in
correcting his son, but he
is no criminal.
It is time for black families, those organizations
representing black families and organizations rep-

Discipline in the home will do more to keep


our young black men out of the prison
system than any government program.
resenting families in general, to speak up against
this criminalization of
black men who are rearing
their children.
I was reared by parents,
and in an extended family,
that did not spare the rod.
As a result of that I am a
productive citizen of this
country. I am not psychologically damaged. This is
what my parents knew and
this is what I know as a parent. If we do not discipline
our sons the police will jail
them and kill them in the
street. When the cops kill
our boys its considered
lawful, when we discipline them its considered
a crime. Discipline in the
home will do more to keep
our young black men out
of the prison system than

any government program.


We need to involve them
with men. We need to ensure they are involved in
houses of faith. We need
to mentor our sons.
I do not need the government telling me how
to rear my children. Child
rearing is the responsibility of the home. I am disgusted, sick and tired, and
upset with the government interfering with our
families. Uncle Sam needs
to defend the nation. I will
defend my home and the
best way to defend my
home and to secure a future for my family is to
discipline my sons.
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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

A6 THE GREER CITIZEN

Ruby Helen Burnett


Ruby Helen Hammond
Burnett of The Cottages
at Brushy Creek, and formerly of 908 S. Buncombe
Road, Greer, died Nov. 19,
2014.
She was the widow of
William Henry Burnett,
whom she has joined in
their heavenly home.
A native of Spartanburg county, she was the
daughter of the late Mr.
& Mrs. John H. Hammond
of Greer and Taylors. She
was a graduate of Greer
High School and a designer and sales representative at Harrills Inc.
She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church,
Greer, where she was a
teacher, choir member and
leader who loved giving to
others. Upon retirement,
she volunteered many
years for the Greer Memorial Hospital. She loved her
church, young people, her
children,
grandchildren
and family members.
Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Karen
Robertson of Travelers
Rest, and Cheryl B. and
Keith Genoble of Taylors;
one son and daughter-inlaw, William Kim and Donna Burnett of Taylors; three
brothers, Robert Hammond of Taylors, James
Hammond of Greenville
and Thomas Hammond

of Greer; four grandchildren, Brian and Michael


Genoble, Keynan Burnett
and Chelsea B. Dion; three
step-grandchildren, Marc
and Kevin Robertson and
Lisa R. Gadd; great-grandchildren, Reese and Evan
Genoble, Kalon and River
Burnett and Camden Dion;
great-step-grandchildren,
Kamden and Alyss Robertson, Kody, Satonia,
and Kanami Robertson.
She was predeceased
by a brother, John Edwin
Hammond, a sister, Frances H. Earle and son-inlaw, H. Metz Robertson.
Visitation was held 2:453:45 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were
held at 4 p.m. Friday at
Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church, conducted by Dr.
Drew Hines and Rev. Todd
Johnson. Burial followed
in the church cemetery.
Flowers are accepted but
donations are welcomed
for the Greer Ministries
Meals on Wheels, P.O.
Box 1373, Greer, 29652
or the North Greenville
Food Crisis Ministries, P.O.
Box 1672, Travelers Rest,
29690.
The family would like
to thank the staff at The
Cottages at Brushy Creek,
Camellia, for the love
and care given to our
mother. Special thanks
to Jonna, Cindy, Donna,
Wendy, Nona, and Debra
for all the love and attention given.
The family will be at
their respective homes.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

OBITUARIES
Can be emailed to billy@
greercitizen.com or dropped
off at 317 Trade St. Deadline:
noon Tuesday. Cost: $40; with
photo $55.

Arizona (Zona) Simpson


Rose Arizona (Zona)
Simpson, 96, of West Columbia, passed Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at her
home.
A native of Greer, Mrs.
Simpson was preceded
in death by her husband,
Moague Murrell (Barney)
Simpson; her parents,
Owen Gailey and Sallie
Hardy Gailey; her sisters,
Verdena Lister of Greenville, Leona Rumsey of
Greer, Dorothy Andrea of
Durham, North Carolina
and her brothers, Joe V.
Gailey of Raliegh, North
Carolina and Wayman
Gailey of Charlotte, North
Carolina. She lived in West
Columbia since 2001 and
was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.
Mrs. Simpson is survived by her son, Ronald E.
Simpson and his wife, Teri
of West Columbia; grandsons, Jason Simpson and
his wife, Kari of Lexington,
Michael Powell and his
wife, Christi of Travelers
Rest; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces
and nephews.
After retirement from
Southern Worsted Mill,
she enjoyed devoting her
time to her church, volunteering at Allen Bennett
Hospital, and one of her
greatest joys was providing a daycare for her beloved friends children.
A graveside service was
held at 1 p.m. Monday at
Woodlawn Funeral Home
and Memorial Park in
Greenville, conducted by
Rev. Albert Sherbert.
Visitation
was
held
after the service at the
gravesite.
The family is at their respective homes.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

EVENTS: Christmas parade is Dec. 7


FROM PAGE ONE

event will be held at City


Hall. The event includes
hot breakfast and crafts
for children, along with
the opportunity for children meet Santa and share
their Christmas wish lists
with him.
The weekend will conclude with the Greer Relief Christmas Parade at
2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.
7. The parade line up is
at 1:30 p.m. on Poinsett
Street and the route is
1.1 miles beginning at
Poinsett Street and Memo-

rial Drive and ending at N.


Main Street and Cunningham Drive. Entries for the
parade must be received
by Dec. 1 to avid the $50
late entry fee. All floats
should reflect the theme,
Spirit of Christmas. All
proceeds from the parade
will benefit Greer Relief.
Parade entry forms can
be found at greerrelief.
org. For more information,
email events@greerrelief.
org or call 848-5355. To
volunteer for the event,
contact Evan McLeod at
848-5355 or volunteer@
greerrelief.org.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Greer Reliefs Adopt-AFamily program, which


provides Christmas gifts
for more than 700 locals
in need, concludes on Friday, Dec. 12, which is the
deadline for monetary donations and to be dropped
off. Contact Greer Relief at
334-3493 or visit greerrelief.org for more information.
The Duncan, Lyman,
Wellford and Startex will
hold a conjoined Christmas parade at 10 a.m. on
Dec. 13.
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Weekend Outlook

Cool Weekend Weather

Cool temperatures and sunny skies are in our


weekend forecast. After a week of sunny skies
and cold temperatures we will see milder
weather move into the area for Saturday and
Sunday. Chances for rain remain low for our
forecast on Sunday and linger into early Monday. Weekend temperatures will climb to the
upper 50s and middle 60s with overnight lows
in the 30s and 40s. Have a great weekend!

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Date: Sunday, Nov. 30
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Temps: Partly sunny, mild. Temps in the


low 60s.

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small businesses and local


businesses all year round.
During Black Friday weekend and Small Business
Saturday, they have a lot
of unique offerings and
that personal connection.
We have great big box
stores, but we also have
some great business owners that are here local, so
we definitely encourage

our public to look at those


stores and give them a
shot. Theyll surprise you,
he said.
The Greer Trading Post,
located at 217 Trade
Street, is open from 11
a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday.
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they have left a lasting impact on Holcombe.


For the past three or
four years, Ive had a handicapped child that has
come throughto see her
face light up and to watch
her pick out the toys she
wants, it just makes you
understand the reason for
the season, he said. Giving is a whole lot better
than receiving when you
can see the joy in someones face like that.
It can be a depressing
time of the year because
theres so much pressure
on people, he added.
Getting a little something
from somebody could
make them feel a whole
lot better.
For more information
on Toys for Tots, call 8482151.
Greer Relief is also taking
donations for its Adopt-AFamily program to provide

FROM PAGE ONE

Brandon Price of Smith & James - Fine Mens Clothing,


prepares the shelves for the holiday weekend.

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More than 500 children benefit from the Toys for Tots
program held annually by the Greer Police Department.
similar Christmas aid to
local families. The sponsor gift drop-off deadline
for this program is Friday,
Dec. 12. For more informa-

WALK: Raises money for


SHOPPING: Local stores to offer deals meals at Greer Soup Kitchen

and specials to get people


out as well.
Just down the street
from the Greer Trading
Post, Smith & James Fine
Mens Clothing will also
have a few deals.
Shopping local, for us,
is huge, said owner Brandon Price. It keeps your
money in the community
and as the community
grows, it helps the whole
community. The people
that youre shopping local with are the people
that are giving back to the
community. Theyre the
ones that are supporting
all your non-profit organizations like Greer Relief.
Price said Smith & James
will have several Black
Friday deals before noon,
and will open at 8 a.m. The
store will be open from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.
We do have a small
store compared to these
large stores, but being in
this community for as long
as we have been, weve
supported the community
and theyve supported us,
Price said. Nowadays, its
tougher and tougher to
get people to shop local,
so we like to have special
things you dont find everywhere.
Greer Chamber of Commerce President Mark Owens said thinking of area
businesses and restaurants during the holiday
season could not be more
important.
Small businesses are
really the heartbeat of our
community, he said. We
encourage people to shop

Nov. 29

Wickliffe said in prior


years, as much as $20,000
has been raised for the
soup kitchen.
The Hunger Walk is
probably the biggest fundraiser we have annually for
the soup kitchen, he said.
Were constantly getting
donations from the public
and were very thankful
for those, but this is an actual event thats meant to
help raise funds.
Martha ONeal, operations manager at the soup
kitchen, said although the
Hunger Walk is only a mile
in distance, every day she
has people walking much
farther, from Duncan and
Lyman, to eat lunch at the
facility on East Poinsett
Street. Wickliffe said the
need is still great.
The need is still high,
he said. We were serving,
sometimes, over 200 meals
a day during the summer
season, which includes
school children. This past
month, our average meals
per day was close to 180.
Generally, that translates

to 100-120 people. Were


seeing as much demand as
we ever have, and maybe
even more at this time of
year than we ever have before.
The demand for increased services requires
the soup kitchen to rely
even more on the community.
Our giving to the soup
kitchen has been down a
little bit, Wickliffe said.
We are in the middle of
a pretty large capital campaign to build a homeless
shelter, but we dont want
people to forget about the
soup kitchen.
I would ask that, this
holiday season, people
prayerfully consider the
soup kitchen as a recipient
of their gifts, he said. We
are making a tremendous
difference in the community, but we cant do it
without the communitys
help.
For more information
on the soup kitchen, visit
greersoupkitchen.com.

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the Adopt-A-Family program, call 334-3493.
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The Greer Citizen

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

THE GREER CITIZEN

A7

Police seek help in solving motorcycle theft


Spartanburg police are
asking for help in finding
a motorcycle stolen from
Precision Plus Concrete in
Greer.
According to an incident report supplied by
the Spartanburg County
Sheriffs Office, an employee of Precision Plus
on Highway 14 reported
he had left his motorcycle
at the business on Nov. 16.
When he returned to get it
the following day, the bike
was gone.
A surveillance video
showed two white men in
a silver Chevy Silverado
pickup pushing the motorcycle toward the trucks
passenger side. The tape
did not show the men put
the bike in the bed of the
truck, and its possible
the subjects pushed the
vehicle into the field next
to the property. The truck
has an extended cab and
step rails.
If you can identify it,
please call the Spartanburg Sheriffs Office.

SPARTANBURG MAN
ACCUSED OF BOMB THREAT

FROM THE SPARTABURG COUNTY


SHERIFFS OFFICE

Sebastian Sedal Broadus,


29, of 500 Cotton Drive,
Spartanburg, is believed
to have called in a bomb
threat to the Spartanburg
County Court House on
Oct. 14.
Since he was identified
as the suspect in the case,
deputies have tried to locate Broadus, which has
been difficult since he
had seven active warrants.
Five of the warrants were
general sessions bench
warrants, three for drug
offenses, one for a weapon offense, and the other
for possession of a stolen
vehicle. Broadus also had
a magistrate court bench
warrant on him for driving under suspension and
the warrant for the bomb
threat.
Last week, an alert
deputy spotted Broadus
in a vehicle on Fernwood
Glendale Road and began
following him. Broadus
made an abrupt turn into
a driveway, and the deputy went past him but
maintained visual contact
while waiting on additional units, when an armed
robbery call went out at
Woodside
Apartments.
The deputy approached
Broadus, thinking he may
be involved with the armed
robbery call. Broadus was
arrested without incident,
and subsequent investigation revealed Broadus
made the fake 911 call
about the robbery in an effort to avert the deputies
attention.
In addition to the charges
already
described,
Broadus is also charged
with unlawful use of 911.

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Deputies said the shooting happened just after
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Investigators arrived to
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near the fence surrounding the clubs parking lot,
according to investigative
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wound to the chest and
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Coroner Rusty Clevenger identified the victim as
Charlie Jackson Jr., 23, of
Spartanburg.
Deputies said Rashawn
Miller, 24, and Shedrick
Savage, 32, were identified
as suspects. Witnesses said
the two men fled from the
club in a dark blue Chevrolet pickup. Investigative reports state Gaffney
police located the vehicle
with the two men inside
later Sunday morning.
Both men were booked
into
the
Spartanburg
County Detention Center
before 11 a.m., according
to online jail records.
Deputies said no clear
motive has been established in the shooting.

CRIME REPORT

(Note: All information


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

CDV

Allen Blake Kirkpatrick,


33, of 318 Kayes Ct., Greer,
was charged with criminal
domestic biolence.
According to the Greer
Police Departments incident report, an officer
was dispatched to Woodland Elementary School
to talk to the victim of an
assault.
There, the complainant
alleged that her boyfriend
had yelled at her and
punched her in the face.
The assistant principal
claimed to have witnessed
the assault and the complainant had a red mark
on the side of her face.
Kirkpatrick was issued a
ticket for criminal domestic violence.
Amanda Robin Hayes,
19, of 215 Buncombe St.,
Greer, was charged with
criminal domestic violence.
According tothe Greer
Police Departments incident report, shortly before
4 a.m. an officer was called

to the above address in response to an altercation in


progress.
The complainant said
that Hayes, the complainants girlfriend, had arrived at his house around
3 a.m. and immediately
became violent and abusive.
He claimed the subject
had pulled him to the floor
and punched him.
An exam revealed he
had a red mark under his
eye and scratches on his
back.
Hayes was located at
212 Snow St., Greer, and
placed under arrest.

ALCOHOL POSSESSION
BY MINOR

Jonathan Miguel Lopez,


18, of 404 South Line St.,
Greer, was charged with
alcohol possession by a
minor.
According to the Greer
Police Departments incident report, an officer
was called after midnight
about a man causing a
disturbance on South Line
Street.
Two officers went to the
house and observed Lopez
yelling and pounding on
the door with a pot.
Upon knocking on the
door, the officers found
the subject grossly intoxicated and barely able to
stand.
The complainant, who
lived in the residence, said
Lopez had broken several
glass items throughout
the house.
Lopez
admitted
to
drinking many beers and
was arrested for possession of beer by a minor. At
the Greer City Jail, Lopez
issued a breath sample of
0.27.
Anthony Trevon Poitevien, 19, of 327 Sprucewood
Ct., Greer, wascharged
with alcohol possession
by a minor, open container
and violation of aero tolerance.
According to the Greer
Police Departments incident report, an officer
was on patrol when she
observed two cars doing
burnouts in the parking
lot of Ryans Corporation.
Approaching one of the
vehicles, the officer observed the subjec (Poitevien) driving and drinking
wine from a bottle.
He was placed under arrest without incident and
scored a blood/alcohol

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer fire and emergency responders were dispatched last Thursday to a structure fire
at 100 Belton Ave. No one was hurt in the incident, and the cause of the fire remains
undetermined at this time.
reading of 0.9 on the data
master.
Chuck T. Satterfield of
Greer was charged with
criminal domestic violence.
According to a report
supplied by the Spartanburg County Sheriffs
Office, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on
Nature Trail Drive, Greer,
in reference to a domestic
violence incident.
There, a witness told the
officer he had observed
Satterfield choking the
complainant with a t-shirt
in the front yard next
door.
The complainant told
the officer that Satterfield
had indeed choked her
with his t-shirt and hit her
on the head. Upon photographing the complainants injuries, the officer
was able to obtain a warrant on the subject.

ERRATIC EMPLOYEE

Jonathan Brett Massey.


22, of 312 Pennsylvania
Ave., Greer, was charged
with resisting arrest and
interfering with a police
officer.
According to the Greer
Police Departments incident report, officers were
called to the Walmart on E.
Wade Hampton Boulevard
in response to an employee (Massey) who was acting aggressively and scaring other employees.
An assistant manager
claimed she had confronted Massey for violating
company policy, and he
had reacted angrily. When
officers confronted him,
he tried to walk by them.
A struggle ensued, during

which the subject allegedly tried to grab an officers


taser. He was finally secured in handcuffs.
The complainant terminated Masseys employment and requested
Massey be put on trespass
notice.
He was transported to
Greer City Jail.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY

Levi J. Thrasher, 59, of


404 Harvey Road B, Greer,
was charged with assault
and battery.
According to the Greer
Police Department incidient report, the officer
went to the above address,
where a complainant said
Thrasher had pushed her
down and kicked her in
the stomach.
Another woman at the
scene also said Thrasher
had attacked her, slamming her face into a door
and smashing her hands
in the door.
Two warrants for assault and battery were obtained.

DUI

Mark Anthony Cannon,


32, of 221 Creektop Ct.,

Greenville, was charged


with driving under the influence.
According to the Greer
Police Department incident report, an officer received a call about a possible drunk driver around
Brushy Creek and Buncombe roads.
He observed a vehicle
matching the described
car turning out of Larsons
Service Station.
He clocked the driver
going 50 in a 35 mph
zone and initiated a traffic
stop.
Upon smelling alcohol
on Cannons breath, the
officer issued a field sobriety test, which the subject
failed.
He was arrested and
taken to the Greer Detention Facility, where he admitted hed taken a Percocet earlier, in addition to
drinking a few beers.
He provided a blood-alcohol sample of 0.06.
Cannon was transported
to Greer Memorial Hospital to complete a blood
sample kit.
En route to the hospital,
he admitted hed taken
Xanax as well.

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Calvary Bible Fellowship

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Apostolic Lutheran Church

453 N. Rutherford Rd., Greer 848-4568

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THE GREER CITIZEN

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lovers, and to spread that
love, theyre becoming entrepreneurs.
Tantrum House--a board
game
review
startup
based in Greenville--has
launched an online Kickstarter campaign to raise
funds to get its gaming
venture off the ground.
CEO Will Meadows,
creative director for Bob
Jones Universitys (BJU)
marketing and communications team, is a board
game enthusiast and one
of the masterminds behind Tantrum House.
Its name, inspired by
Meadows three young
boys, Tantrum House,
aims to claim a niche concept in the board game
world: concise, entertaining board game reviews
what theyre branding as
Terrible 2-Minute Reviews.
The idea is to produce
weekly videos that review
the play of a board game.
And the long-term goal

CHURCH
NEWS
LIVE NATIVITY
AT EL BETHEL

El bethel Baptist Church,


313 Jones Ave., Greer, will
host a live nativity on Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday,
Dec. 7 at 6, 6:30 and 7
p.m. both days.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY


AT KINGDOM ASSEMBLY

Kingdom Assembly Outreach Center, 1514 Highway 14, Greer, is celebrating Family and Friends
Day on Sunday, Nov. 30 at
the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Hour
of Power service and 11
a.m. service. A meal will
be served immediately
following the 11 a.m. service. Wear your favorite
teams jersey and come
worship and fellowship in
song, dance and through
practical teaching of the
word of God.

BETHLEHEM WALK AT
HOLSTON CREEK

Holston Creek Baptist, 311 Holston Creek


Church Road, Inman, will
host a Bethlehem Walk
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 12-14
from 6-9:30 p.m.

BURNSVIEW HOST
PERFORMANCE

Burnsview
Baptist
Church, 9690 Reidville
Road, Greer, will host a
performance titled, Who
Came When Jesus Came
on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6
p.m.

THE GIFT AT
GREER FIRST BAPTIST

The Gift, hosted by


Greer First Baptist, is a
Christmas musical relevant for our day and time,
addressing the nationwide debate over religious
displays in public. If you
remove a Nativity from
Main Street, are you taking away Christmas? Find
out on Saturday, Dec. 6 at
6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7
at 11 a.m. and 6:16 p.m.

is to develop and market


original Tantrum House
board games.
For the past several
years,
Meadows
has
hosted a game night
for friends at his home
nearly every Monday
night, and the idea finally
occurred to himhes got
the knowhow to create,
design and market his
own board games.
He also knew he had
friends who could contribute their expertise
and love for gaming, so
he built a team. Ryan Pilz,
a staff member at Bob
Jones, is the chief game
developer; Chris Rawlings, a BJU faculty member, in the Division of Accounting, is the CFO; and
BJU graduates Ben Fields
and Joel Mangin are the
director of operations
and director of marketing, respectively.
In searching for a way
to make the idea a reality, Meadows found that
Kickstarter could be the

PEACE. HOPE. JOY.


AT PRAISE CATHEDRAL

Praise Cathedral, 3390


Brushy Creek Road, will
host Peace. Hope. Joy.
with special guest Wes
Hampton, tenor for The
Gaither Vocal Band, on
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.
and 6:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS FOOD
BOX GIVEAWAY

Unted Christian Church


is hosting a food box giveaway on Sunday, Dec. 21
at 5 p.m. The event includes a special singing
and message from Rev.
Pete Campbell. Families
in attendance will receive
a food box full of food
items. Some restrictions
apply and tickets are limited. Call 895-3966 to reserve a ticket.

APALACHE BAPTIST HOSTS


GOLDEN HEARTS

The Golden Hearts


Christmas trip to Pigeon
Forge, Tenn. is Dec. 1-4.
The group plans to attend
three shows:
Country
Tonite, Lumberjack Feud
(dinner/show) and Wonders of Magic. They will be
eating at Cracker Barrel,
shopping and enjoying
good Christian fellowship
during the week. Wednesday night, the seniors will
have a Christmas party
including dinner, singing,
gifts for everyone and
Santa. Holly Springs Baptist and Mt. Lebanon Baptist seniors will join the
Apalache Baptist seniors,
making a total of 70 seniors going on this trip.
On Dec. 9, a catered
Christmas supper will
be held for the Golden
Hearts in the church CLC
at 6 p.m. After the meal,
the Christmas story will
be read from the scriptures and Christmas Carols sung by the group,
Rusty Brooks (ABC Music
Director) and others.
A day/night trip to
Billy Graham Library and
McAdenville, North Carolina to see the Christmas
lights is on the calendar
for Dec. 12. Those seniors

launching pad he needed.


By using Kickstarter,
an online crowdfunding
platform, Meadows hopes
to gain a following that
will support the companys development. Kickstarter has excellent SEO
value, Meadows says.
Were hoping to build
an audience and make a
name for ourselves.
Meadows and his team
are looking for backers,
what Kickstarter calls financial supporters who
want to see the startup
take off.
For Tantrum House to
take off, the team has a
game plan: to pass Go
and collect $1,000, so to
speak. The goal is to raise
money that will fund the
companys startup costs,
such as video production
equipment.
To encourage potential
backers to commit their
support, Tantrum House
promises to reward backers according to the level
they
pledge.
Backers

can get Tantrum House


t-shirts, dice balls and
stickers, can make game
review requests, and can
even have a Tantrum
House game-preview party, thrown by the Tantrum
House team themselves.
Rawlings,
Tantrum
House CFO, has found a
way to increase the Tantrum House following
and, at the same time, to
teach entrepreneurialism
in his courses at BJU.
The startup has become
an entrepreneurial case
study for a few of Rawlings freshman and sophomore business classes.
Students can get involved
in supporting Tantrum
House via social media or
by performing research
and compiling reports.
I believe this is a
unique chance for freshman and sophomore
business students to see
behind the scenes of a
real-world startup, Rawlings said. This is as fresh
as it gets.

who have signed up for


this trip will leave the
church at noon.
To end the Golden
Hearts 2014 activities, a

day before New Years Eve


Party is scheduled on Dec.
30 at Petes Restaurant in
Greer at 6 p.m.

ART | SUBMITTED

GCMs gift idea


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

The honoree will be sent


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

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The Greer Citizen

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

BLAME
CANNADA
BILLY
CANNADA

Home dcor

Byrnes rolls the dice


in OT win over Northwestern

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
It was the biggest catch
of Tavin Richardsons high
school career.
With the game on the
line in overtime against
Northwestern, the senior
faded to the corner of the
end zone, snagging a perfectly thrown ball from Micah Young to secure a spot
in the Upper State final.

It was the biggest


catch [Ive ever
made]. It felt really
great. That was my
first game-winning
touchdown.
Tavin Richardson
The Rebels had just
punched in their first
score of the overtime period, electing to go for two
instead of kicking the extra point to tie. The result
was a 37-36 win.
We work on that play
day in and day out, Young
said. We needed a big play
right there and we made it
happen.
It was the biggest catch
[Ive ever made], Richardson said. It felt really great. That was my
first game-winning touchdown.
Byrnes coach Brian Lane
said he had full confidence
in the gamble.
Weve got great coaches
and we saw some things
on the other fourth down
and we felt like we could
get it done, Lane said.
We knew they were going
to be in man and we had a
couple of options. We just
play to win. Im just so
proud of these guys and
how they played.
Tied at 29, Northwestern
nearly buried the Rebels
with a late field goal as
time expired in the fourth.
SEE WIN | B3

WILLIAM BUCHHEIT | THE GREER CITIZEN

Byrnes quarterback Micah Young dove into the end zone for the Rebels final touchdown, sealing a 37-36 win over
Northwestern last Friday night. The score was capped with a game-winning two-point conversion.

Rebels get a shot at revenge


Face Dutch Fork

Nov. 14

BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The circumstances are similar, but
Byrnes is hoping for a much better
outcome.
This time last season, the topseeded Rebels were on their way to
another state championship appearance when Dutch Fork stole a victory
at Nixon Field, claiming the Upper
State title.
Since then, Byrnes has welcomed a
new coaching staff, installed a new
system and compiled a list of wins
over ranked opponents.
Despite the changes, the Rebels
will approach Friday nights matchup with Dutch Fork the same way.
SEE REVENGE | B3

AAAA-I STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS


Fort Dorcehster
Gaffney
Summerville
Sumter
White Knoll
Lexington
Hillcrest
Ashley Ridge
Dutch Fork
Mauldin
Fort Mill
Dorman
Byrnes
Boiling Springs
Northwestern
Wando

Nov. 21

Nov. 28

Fort Dorchester
Fort Dorchester
Summerville
Lexington
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
Dec. 6

Dutch Fork
Dutch Fork
Dorman
Byrnes
Byrnes
Northwestern

Lance signs with Newberry


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN

Blue Ridges Taylor Lance signed a letter of intent to play


golf at Newberry College last week.

Blue Ridge senior Taylor


Lance made her college
decision official last week,
signing a letter of intent to
continue her golf career at
Newberry College.
Ive put a lot of time
into this sport and to see it
finally pay off just means
a lot, she said. Im very
grateful for this opportunity.
Lances coach, Byron
Hardy, said hard work and
dedication have gotten her
this far.
Ive known Taylor since
she was a freshman and
we had the privilege of going to state that first year,
Hardy said. Just watching her grow, not only as
a golfer but as a young
lady, has been a privilege.
Through her hard work
and dedication to the

game thats why she is


where she is now.
With such a strong drive
to succeed, Hardy said its
been hard to get Lance
away from the golf course
at times.
Sometimes you have to
tell her to put the clubs
down, Hardy said. She
will golf until you tell her
to stop or she passes out.
This year, she would go to
class, she would put in 18
holes at a local golf course,
shed come to golf practice and then shed go to
the golf range and hit balls
until 10 p.m. That wasnt
just a one-time thing, that
was day, after day, after
day.
Lance said she picked
Newberry because of the
coaching staff.
The coaching staff there
is great, she said. I love
the campus, so its just a
win-win.

Thinking about her time


at Blue Ridge brings back
fond memories for Lance,
who spent her early years
as a Tiger playing on the
boys golf team.
Its been great, Lance
said. Getting to play with
the guys and beat some of
themit was a lot of fun.
I couldnt ask for a better
school to play for.
Adjusting to the college
game will present new
challenges, she said.
I think the biggest differences will be the yardages, she said. They play
a lot longer courses so
its going to be a little bit
more tough, but I think Ill
be able to handle it well.
Lance will major in Sport
Management.
I think Im just excited
to get away, she said. I
think Ill like being on my
own. Thats what Im looking most forward to.

ecking the halls is


more difficult than it
seems.
My wife and I, as we
do each year, have been
celebrating Christmas
for quite some time now.
Weve already cranked
up the holiday tunes,
watched Home Alone 37
times and gone shopping
for a few early Christmas
gifts.
The only thing weve
been holding off on is
decorating (outside at
least) because we dont
want to be judged by our
neighbors. Normally, I
wouldnt spend a lot of
time caring about what
other people think, but
we havent lived there too
long I dont want to impose my Christmas spirit
on anyone.
Also, Shannon and
I have a fundamental
disagreement on what
constitutes as appropriate when it comes to
Christmas decorations.
If it were up to me, Id
go full colored lights
with as many blow-up
Santas/light up reindeer
as I could fit in the yard.
In fact, I saw a 40-foot
nutcracker at Lowes that
would go perfectly next to
our garage.
My wife disagrees. Shes
more simplistic and only
lets me decorate with
white lights, ignoring the
Christmas spirit all together. For the sake of the
season, I compromise.
Over the weekend, we
decided to decorate. The
plan was to wake up early
and get started on the
outside, working our way
into the rest of the house
that was the plan, at
least.
It didnt happen. Shannon and I rolled out
of bed at noon, mainly
because our dog had a
look in his eyes Id never
seen before. Hed needed
to go out for about five
hours but hadnt had the
courage to wake us up.
After saving his life with
a trip to the bathroom, we
scrambled to get back on
schedule.
Wed neglected our
front porch/yard for
about a month, so needless to say the bushes,
weeds and leaves were
taking over. Instead of
getting on the roof and
going full Clark Griswold
on my house, I ended up
cleaning gutters and trimming hedges for the first
few hours.
When it finally came
time for the lights, dusk
was approaching and we
were quickly running out
of time.
I dont know how much
experience the average
person has with Christmas lights, but Im positive they can bring out
the dark side in anyone.
Something about dangerous heights and tangled
wires puts me on the
verge of swear words
faster than anything else.
A couple of hours, cuts,
bruises, tumbles down
the ladder and extension
cord problems later, the
lights were up. It was a
satisfying feeling, I must
sayworth all the pain
and suffering.
This day wouldve been
a lot easier if wed used
colored lights, I told
Shannon.

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greer Girls

Lady Jackets relying on depth


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

The Greer girls basketball team will go 11 players deep


each night, presenting a tough matchup for opponents.

The Lady Yellow Jackets


are hoping to run teams
off the floor this season,
returning a deep squad of
veteran players.
The Greer girls basketball team got a new season
underway this week with a
matchup against Spartanburg Christian Academy.
We have all of our returning players, head
coach Carlton Greene said.
We have a 13-man squad,
and well probably play
11 players every night
out. We have a good bit
of depth and experience,
and I think well be a very
balanced team. We can
play inside, we can play
outside, we can play transition, we can play fast or
we can play slow.
I think well have a lot
of options, he said.

Greers roster is comprised of several key


seniors, including Julia
Sudduth, Kellyn Taylor,
Sonyelle Gray, Amy Leonhardt, Courtney Fox and
Lauren Jarecki.
We do have some talented younger players,
Greene said. With what
theyre doing and how
theyre progressing, some
of them may come to the
front and end up being
even better.
Greene said his guards
will look to present matchup problems for opposing
teams.
Most people today play
three guards with two forwards, he said. I think
we have seven or eight
guards that can play and
four or five post players
that can play. Just in sheer
numbers, our strength will
likely be in our guards.
Digging deep into your

bench can be a blessing


and a curse, Greene said.
Its a great problem to
have because when you
substitute, youre not going to drop off, Greene
said. The other side of the
coin is that you have to try
to find playing time for all
those players. Sometimes
that presents problems,
but we feel optimistic that
the pieces we have fit really well together.
Greene credits his coaching staff for developing
sound athletes each season.
We feel like we have unlimited potential in terms
of the ability to improve
this season and on down
the road, he said. We put
our emphasis, especially
on the JV team, on skill
development and improving individually. When
you put in as much work
as our coaches have on

developing those fundamentals, with the talent


we have coming through, I
think its going to pay dividends for the next several
years.
Although region play
will begin in December,
Greene said the Yellow
Jackets cannot afford to
look past any game.
Were just taking things
one game at a time, he
said. We try to talk to
our players about playing the best they can play
that particular night. We
want to be as good as we
can be on any given night,
regardless of who the opponent is. We try to get
our players to play to the
maximum of their potential rather than up to the
level or down to the level
of the competition.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Blue Ridge Boys

Tigers are hoping to surprise


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
The Tigers find themselves playing a familiar
role heading into another
season the underdog.
The Blue Ridge boys
basketball team got regular season play underway
this week against Berea,
and head coach Ray Riley
said his group has plenty
to look forward to.
Were really young, Riley said. I think weve had
a pretty good preseason.
Everybody has been there
and we havent really had
any injuries. Weve had
to do a little learning. We
dont have a whole lot of
numbers, so we cant get
hurt.
Theyve worked extremely hard, he said.
We started lifting and
running in August and
theyve been very faithful.
Thats what we need out
of everybody.
Riley
returns
three
seniors:
Jake
Wilson,
Tyshawn Benson and Sullivan Skinner.

Theyve shown a lot of


leadership, Riley said.
Theyve made every practice since August, theyve
lifted hard and theyve run
hard. Theyve also pushed
the young kids.
Tamaje Green will run
the point for Blue Ridge,
along with Melvin Smith.
Devin Stokes will complete
the starting lineup for the
Tigers. Riley said he will
also be looking for strong
play from Luke Bolt, Tommy Williams, Christian
Tesner and Josh Brower.
These
guys
know
theyre going to play, Riley said. Its really a new
team, but weve made
some progress.
We just want to come
to practice and get better
every day, he said. We
knew this group was going
to be very special to work
with. The coaches ranked
us last in the preseason.
I guess thats where we
should be, but thats
where we were last year
at this time and we didnt
finish last.
To have success, Riley

said his team will need to


run the floor.
Weve got to get the ball
out of the nets quick, he
said. Weve got to be an
up tempo team, not to
shoot the ball quick, but to
push it. We can shoot the
basketball, at least thats
what weve shown.
Finding good shots will
also be key to running an
efficient offense.
We have to take good
shots from 15-16 feet and
nail them down because
were not very big, Riley
said. In the scrimmage,
we shot about 50 percent
from three, but I dont
know if thats going to
happen every night. Weve
got eight or nine kids that
can shoot the ball.
Riley said he is expecting big things from Wilson,
who has demonstrated the
ability to score.
Jake Wilson came in
every day in June and July
and worked with me for
an hour, he said. Jakes
been there a long time and
has really shot the ball
well in the preseason. I

think that work will really


pay off for him.
Although Riley believes
his guys will have the
numbers to push the tempo, he wants to shy away
from getting into many
post battles.
We want to run our
break and make the defense react, he said. We
have to take what the defense gives us. Were not
going to be able to post
people up and bang them
in the basket. We cant do
that. I wish we could. I like
that bloody game, but we
dont have anybody big
enough to do that.
The Tigers are hoping
to surprise some teams in
the region this season.
You always want to
qualify for the playoffs,
but my vision for this team
is to go in every night and
at least compete, he said.
Guys are going to have to
work against us and thats
what we want.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

After missing the playoffs last year, the Warriors are


looking to shake up the region this winter.

Riverside Boys

Warriors ready
for big season
By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor

Byrnes Girls

Lady Rebels return four seniors


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
The Byrnes girls basketball team will rely on
senior leadership this season, hoping to return to
the playoffs for a second
consecutive year.
Were excited about
our four returning seniors
and starters, said head
coach Stacey Parris. Two
of them were All-Region
players from last year, so
weve got some experience
coming back. We pulled a
very talented an athletic
group from our JV team
and that will add some
depth.
The Lady Rebels return
seniors Sydney Dempsey,
Breanna Hines, Brianna
James and CAira Dillard
to the lineup. They will be
joined by four underclassmen and five juniors.
Weve still got to get
better in game situations
and things like that, Parris said. But, weve been
very pleased with everyone and were starting the
season healthy. Thats the
main thing. Everybody is
healthy.
Parris said the teams
progress from last season
has spilled over.
Coming off making the
playoffs last season, that
took us through the summer and we got a lot done
in the preseason, Parris
said. Weve just kept going and we havent really
stopped with everybody
coming back. We only
graduated two seniors, so
the kids are ready to play.
Theyre anxious.
The Lady Rebels got un-

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

The Lady Rebels return four seniors to a young and athletic roster. Byrnes is hoping for an
even deeper playoff run this winter.
derway on Monday night,
hosting Gaffney, Broome
and West Oak during a tipoff tournament.
Were quicker, which is
good, Parris said. Were
definitely faster, which
could be our biggest weakness, too. As quick as we
are, we cant turn the ball
over. We have to learn how
to play under control.
With plenty to be excited
about, Parris said a lack of
experience coming off the
bench could be damaging.
Weve got to get some

experience
from
our
bench, Parris said. With
our four seniors, we pretty
much only have one other
returning player with varsity experience. The rest
of them have no varsity
experience. Weve got to
get our bench in some of
these games early so they
can help us in the region.
Although the Rebels
will have another strong
slate of region games to
contend with, Parris said
her team is only focused
on the next game on the

schedule.
Were just thinking
about tomorrow, she
said. I want to really focus on having a great start.
This is the first time weve
started at home. Weve always been at the Pickens
tournament the last few
years, but were excited
about having our first
game at home. We want
to focus on getting better
these next few games and
getting better everyday.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Heading into his second season as head coach,


Greg Miller said his Warriors will be a much stronger contender.
The Riverside boys basketball team opened the
season this week against
Woodmont.
Were just really excited
to see where were at when
the lights are on, Miller
said. From preseason
practice, and even fall
practice and through the
summer, weve been on a
mission to build leaders
and special players. Were
really proud of our guys
and where they are. We
feel like were starting to
come into our own.
The teams three captains will provide the spark
all season, Miller said.
Were definitely led by
Myles Smith, Alan Caldwell
and Cameron Shaw, he
said. Theyre definitely setting the tone for
themselves and the other
players as far as what we
expect them to do in practice. Were going to see if
that comes out in games
or not, but everybody has
been working extremely
hard.
We really havent had
any let downs in practice, Miller added. Weve
had four scrimmages and
were pretty proud of the
results we put up there.
Its go time now.
Miller said his guys have
bought into his system
and have committed to
working hard.
You cant really put a
price on (experience), he
said. This time last year,
were still installing, still
getting to know everyone
and still setting expectations. From day one until
now (this season), the expectations have already
been known and there
hasnt been any new teaching other than things were
putting into the system.

Now, were defining what


weve already built last
year.
Miller will need consistency from his group,
which struggled at times
during region play last
season.
Were going to have to
have a good mentality and
consistency in our play,
Miller said. I feel like we
have the firepower, this
year, to play with anybody.
Now, its about developing
that firepower and playing
for 32 minutes. We cant
have any let downs.
Part of that consistency
is going to come from
toughness.
We have to have the
toughness to do the same
thing on offense every
time and the same thing
on defense every time,
Miller said. We have to
have the discipline needed
to take great shots and be
in the right spots on defense. Thats what were
going to need to succeed
in the region.
Coming from Greer High,
Miller said he has enjoyed
working with a solid group
of athletes.
Theyre just special
kids, Miller said. They
come ready to work.
Theyre always 15 minutes
early. Theres no hiccups
or no unforeseen circumstances that we really have
to adapt to. That makes
my job very easy.
The Warriors kick off
region play on Dec. 16 at
home against Dorman.
Were playing the No. 4
team in the state (Dorman)
to start of region play,
so thats an eye opener.
Thats everything were really preparing for, he said.
Were not overlooking any
games by any means, but
with the way the playoff
structure is set up, region
play is what really counts.
[The game against Dorman] is a Tuesday home
game and everything were
doing is preparing for that
moment.

sports

Tuesday, november 25, 2014

the greer citizen

b3

Blue Ridge Girls

Tigers embracing new identity


By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor

Preston Burch | The Greer Citizen

Isaiah Hill scored a late touchdown to help his team over


the hump last Friday night.

Win: Gives Byrnes a shot


at Dutch Fork in semifinals
from B1

As the 42-yard attempt


fell short, Young, who
threw for 358 yards and
four touchdowns, along
with his team, was given
new life.
There was definitely a
lot of nerves, but I knew
God was going to help
me with it and he came
through, he said. We
work so hard every day,
and tonight it paid off.
Northwesterns
game
plan was simple get
the ball to Dupree Hart.
The wildcat quarterback
carried the ball 35 times
for 95 yards, adding 121
yards passing and a 75yard kickoff return.
Hes a great athlete a
Shrine Bowl athlete, Lane
said. We played hard and
contained him and thats
what we wanted.
Hart helped his team
earn a 16-14 advantage
in the third, but the Rebels answered back with a
19-yard touchdown pass
from Young to Isaiah Hill.
Hart scored at the end of
the third quarter from
15 yards out, putting his
team ahead by one. Young
fired back moments later,
hitting Braylin Collins on a
72-yard touchdown strike.
Lane said it was a tough
performance from his
team, which knocked off
the Trojans for a second
time this season.
Its execution, he said.
Our guys knew how to ex-

ecute that play. Hats off to


Northwestern. They had a
great game, but our guys
executed that last play. We
just put it in.
We played hard, Richardson said. Coach always said its hard to beat
a team twice, but we were
able to come out, fight
hard, play physical and
all that. We played a little
bit harder and a little bit
tougher than them.
Byrnes got a boost from
the play of its defensive
line, which played contain
coverage on Hart for four
quarters.
Noah Dawkins, Devin
Dexter, Ray Miller, Charlie Martin, Chaz Dubois
those guys played really
hard tonight, he said.
Its just team. We always
talk about team and playing team defense, offense
and special teams. It was a
good team win for us.
Young said the win
showed the teams toughness.
This team is tough. We
go through a lot of adversity and thats what coach
preaches about everyday,
Young said. Youre going to face adversity, but
its about what you do after. Its what you do when
adversity hits you. We
showed up tonight.
The Rebels will face
Dutch Fork in the Class
AAAA semifinal this Friday.
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revenge: Rebels in
search of state title berth
from B1

We just want to win,


Byrnes coach Brian Lane
said. Win and advance.
Byrnes will hit the road
for the first time this postseason, traveling to Irmo
for the state semifinal.
The Silver Foxes have only
dropped two games this
year, falling to Dorman
and Allen back in September.
Theyve got great coaching and great athletes,
Lane said, Theyve got a
really good running back,
so were going to have to
definitely prepare. Going
down there, were just going to have to play hard.
The Rebels know all
about Dutch Fork running
back Matt Colburn, who
exploded for 312 rushing
yards and two late touchdowns in last years 31-21
win. Byrnes couldnt hang
on to an early lead, allowing Dutch Fork to climb
back into the contest in
the fourth quarter.
Senior wide out Tavin
Richardson, who secured
the game winning catch
against Northwestern in
overtime last Friday, said
the team is not letting bad
memories get in the way
of its focus.
We just have to keep
practicing hard and prac-

Theyve got great


coaching and great
athletes... Going
down there, were
just going to have to
play hard.
Brian Lane

Byrnes head coach


ticing tough, Richardson
said. We have to do whatever it takes to get ready
for Friday.
The Silver Foxes got a
revenge victory over Dorman last week, defeating the Cavaliers 27-13
in round two. Dutch Fork
only allowed 295 yards
on defense, getting 180
yards on 30 carries from
Colburn.
In their last four games,
the Silver Foxes have outscored opponents 172-29.
Kickoff is set for 7:30
p.m. Friday night. The
winner will advance to the
state championship game
at Williams-Brice Stadium
in Columbia.
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The Lady Tigers are reshaping their identity after losing five seniors last
season.
Blue Ridge girls basketball coach Byron Hardy
said the biggest key right
now is gaining team chemistry.
Our goal, like it is every year, is to be very
competitive, Hardy said.
Were still trying to blend
together. We have five returning seniors, but they
havent played together a
ton. Were still trying to
feel around for what our
style is going to be and
work with it as we play a
few games.
The Lady Tigers lost
their first preseason tournament game to Mauldin,
but bounced back with
wins over Hillcrest and J.L.
Mann.
Weve had some chal-

lenges in developing a
style with losing some
speed and some outside
shooting, he said. I think
this past weekend gave us
some stuff to build off of.
We were able to take some
notes and kind of go back
to the drawing board and
see what might work for
us.
Blue Ridge lost two
members of its 1,000point club (Ross Mathis
and Eden Holombo) to
graduation, but Courtney
Robinson will continue to
anchor the team from the
guard position.
We have a couple of
good post players, Hardy
said. Ansley Gilreath is
showing some real improvement this year. Some
other players have also
developed and are more
offense-oriented. I think
Courtney (Robinson) will
get her points, but for us
to be effective, were going
to have to distribute the

Were still trying to feel around for what


our style is going to be and work with it as
we play a few games.

Byron Hardy

Blue Ridge head coach


ball and have some other
girls score eight, nine or
10 points a game.
Hardy said Robinson will
need to lead by example
this season.
She can lead because
she has the most starting
experience and the most
playing time, Hardy said.
Its going to be key for
her to distribute the ball
because its going to be
no good for her to score
48 points if the team only
scores 52. Sometimes, as
Courtney goes, the team
goes. I dont want to put
any pressure on her, but I
think she realizes that.

Although his team is


lacking some offensive
firepower and speed, Hardy believes his group will
form its own identity.
We do have some speed
and quickness and outside
shooting ability, but were
not, right now, as consistent as we need to be, he
said. It is going to be a
new identity for us as far
as what our team is going
to be able to do versus the
last four years. Its what a
lot of teams go through,
but hopefully well be able
to gel in a way that makes
us as effective as we can
possibly be.

Greer boys

New look for a new season


Varsity
returns
seven
By Billy Cannada
Sports Editor
Greer will have to find
new ways to get the ball
in the basket after losing
most of its scoring from a
season ago.
The
Yellow
Jackets
opened the season with
Laurens this week, debuting a new look.
We lost six seniors and
probably 75 percent of our
scoring with Dre (Terry)
and Matthew Moore, head
coach Jeff Neely said.
Weve got a mixture of
kids. Eddie Ballenger is our
point guard and he played
a good bit for us last year.
Hell be our only returning
starter.
Other varsity returners include: Thomas Center, Justin Carter, Nathan
Moore, Nasier Gayle, Matthew Gilbert and Tiquan
Lyles.
We have some experience returning, but well
also have some younger
guys in there that were
counting on, Neely said.
Weve got 14 guys on the
roster and in our scrimmages, weve played all
of them. These guys are
working extremely hard.
Its probably the hardest
working group I think Ive
ever had.
Im working the hardest Ive ever worked, to tell
you the truth, he said.
Neely said the process
of developing young players is long and tasking.
It takes time, he said.
Theres just not enough
time in the day to do all
you need to do in practice. It flies by. Youre kind
of rushed, really. Even
though we had the fall and
the summer, you dont
always have everybody
there. Once you really get
started, you really have
to try to put everything
together. Were trying to
become a team and get
along well, and so far they
have.
With so much of his
scoring gone, Neely said
the Jackets are finding
new ways to get the offense going.
In our scrimmages, we
havent had one individual
stepping up and doing the
scoring, he said. Sometimes, thats good. If you
can get scoring out of a
variety of people, it helps.
Scoring has been our biggest problem, but I think
that will come.
Many of the underclassmen are still adjusting to
the varsity level.
With the young guys,
the speed and the physicality of playing varsity is
different, Neely said. We
just have to gain some
confidence. I told the parents that this team would

Preston Burch | the Greer Citizen

Greer lost 75 percent of its scoring last season and only returns seven varsity players.
Coach Jeff Neely said his team will get better as the season goes along.
probably improve more
from now until the end of
the season than any team
Ive had. Sometimes you
can just tell. I think this
team is just going to keep
getting better.
Were not bad, but were
not where we want to be,
he said. We have the
potential to peak as the
season goes along if they
continue to work hard and
believe in what were trying to do.
Heading into his 26th
season at Greer, Neely said

he knows his guys will be


in for a tough schedule.
Our region is always
tough, Neely said. Ive
been hearing people talk
about
Southside.
We
scrimmaged Gaffney [on
Saturday] and theyre really good. Then, I hear
about how bad Southside
beat them. They just put
it on them. Were going to
have a really tough region
to contend with.
The Yellow Jackets will
travel to Byrnes in early
December for a Friday

night matchup.
Out of region, we play
Byrnes and theyre really getting better, he
said. Weve just got a
tough schedule. Every
night, wins are going to be
tough. Were concentrating on getting better and
developing an attitude of
success with these guys.
Were just trying to play
team ball and keep these
guys heads right.
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SPORTS

THE GREER CITIZEN

A SPORTING VIEW

The right
to be
forgotten
BY MARK VASTO
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN

ecently, a Spanish
businessman, upon
learning that a thing
called the Internet existed and contained links
to a unflattering newspaper article about him,
sued in European court
for the right to be forgotten and -- get this -- won
the case.
The ruling has, of
course, prompted more
than the usual amount of
hand wringing that such
procedural requests have
garnered in the past. This
man was not disputing

An analogy would
be going to the
Library of Congress,
searching for a
biography...and
being told that there
was indeed such a
book in one of the
aisles, but there was
no record of it in the
card catalog.
the validity of the news
being reported in the article; he wasnt claiming to
have been libeled by the
news organization, and
the court ruling did not
order the news organization to remove the story.
No, they instead ordered
American search-engine
giant Google to honor the
mans request to have
any links to the story not
appear in a search for
it on Googles site. An
analogy would be going to
the Library of Congress,
searching for a biography
of, say, Napoleon, and
being told that there was
indeed such a book in one
of the aisles, but there
was no record of it in the
card catalog.
The analogy fails on
one key point, however: It
does not apply to Americans. So, lets say you
were a relative of turnof-the-century infielder
Napolean Lajoie, and you
were upset that modernday sports writers dismissed many of his .400
plus seasons at the plate
because bases on balls
counted as hits during
parts of his career, any
request to remove those
facts would be ignored by
Google.
Or if you were, say,
next of kin to George
Steinbrenner, you may
have wanted to scrub
any mention of the time
when the late owner of
the Yankees called then
manager Dallas Green
with this piece of news: I
just won you the pennant!
I got Steve Trout! If you
were Steve Trout, you may
want to request forgetting
that season or, conversely, finding a way to
remember how to throw a
baseball in a manner that
keeps it aloft long enough
to reach the catchers
mitt without bouncing
first and, preferably,
somewhere between the
batters knees and letters.
While youre there at the
Yankee morgue, search
and destroy any documents relating to Buhner,
Jay; trade for Ken Phelps;
and Bronx Burners.
If you are a New York
Jets general manager, just
go ahead and request to
have everything post Joe
Namath plus Los Angeles
Ram through butt fumble erased, with the possible exception of a few
games by Richard Todd
and that one DolphinsJets game in 1985 where
people almost believed
drafting Ken OBrien over
Dan Marino made sense.
As for Bill Buckner,
Brian Bosworth, Tony
Mandarich, John Rocker,
Kevin Bartman, Ron
Dayne, Ryan Leaf, Brady
Anderson, Joe Paterno
... only time will tell how
long a memory will last.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Crusaders claim Victory Bowl title


On the four-year anniversary of their last Victory Bowl win, the North
Greenville football team
defeated Shorter University 42-16 to claim the 2014
title.
The two teams were
each forced to punt on
their opening drives of the
game, but North Greenville got on the board on
its second series, using a
seven-play, 61-yard drive
to take a 7-0 advantage.
Sophomore Simeon Byrd
punched it in for the Crusaders.
Shorter tied the game
with a one-yard rush from
quarterback Eric Dodson
just before the end of the
first quarter.
Neither team budged in
the second quarter, but
the Hawks managed to
capitalize on a Crusader
turnover, netting a 36yard field goal just before
the half to take a 10-7 into
the break.
The second half began
with a bang as senior Rashad Simmons recovered a
Shorter fumble in the end
zone on the opening kickoff to give the Crusaders a
14-10 lead.
North Greenville continued to build its lead on
a following drive, going
up 21-10 on a seven-yard
pass from junior quarterback Nelson Hughes to
freshman receiver Mason
Sanders with just over 10
minutes remaining in the
third.
Shorter cut the lead to
21-16 after running back

CRUSADER
CORNER
Aaron Bryant scored from
10-yard out, but a missed
extra point held the Hawks
to their final points of the
contest.
The Crusaders continued to pad the lead, however, using a combination
of running backs Byrd and
freshman Tristen Jackson
to take 5:54 off the clock.
The 13-play, 65-yard drive
would end with a one-yard
rush from Byrd to give
North Greenville a 27-16
edge with just under 14
minutes to play.
North Greenville scored
twice more, once on a 42yard pass from Hughes to
sophomore receiver Robbie Brown. North Greenvilles final touchdown
came on a fumble recovery
in the end zone by senior
offensive lineman Charles
Coleman, giving the Crusaders the 42-16 win and
the teams fourth Victory
Bowl title.
The offense totaled 411
yards on the day, led by
Hughes, who finished
the game 19-of-28 for
267 yards and two touchdowns, setting the school
record for career passing
yards. Byrd was the teams
leading rusher, totaling 98
yards on 16 carries with
two touchdowns.
Brown was named the

Victory Bowl Offensive


Player of the Game after
leading all receivers with
nine receptions for 139
yards and a touchdown.
Tyrecous Garrett finished
with two receptions and
62 yards of his own.
Sophomore linebacker
Quan Weeks also had a
record-breaking
performance with 13 tackles,
bringing his season total
to 128, a school record for
tackles in a single season.
Junior Taylor Anderson
totaled six tackles in the
contest and sophomore
Nigel Gay and freshman
Josh Harlan each totaled
five tackles of their own.
The Crusaders finished
the season with a 7-5 record.

CRUSADERS FALL TO KING

The North Greenville


mens basketball team fell
to King University 82-62
last week, opening up a
new slate of Conference
Carolinas games.
After the Crusaders
scored the games first
basket, King controlled
the first half, extending
its lead to as much as an
18-point advantage with
6:06 to play. King held a
decisive 44-29 lead at the
half, despite North Greenville shooting 52.4 percent
from the floor.
The Tornado lead would
grow to as large as 23
points with just under
three minutes left to play.
The Crusaders were forced
into 23 turnovers in the
game.

Three Crusaders scored


in double figures. Freshman Spencer Reaves recorded a career-high 16
points on 6-of-9 shooting
from the floor, including
4-of-6 from long range in
33 minutes of play.
Senior forward LaShawn
Alexander
totaled
12
points and a team-high
five rebounds, while fellow senior Micah Parker
chipped in 10 points of his
own with four rebounds.
Senior Phillip Brown totaled eight points and five
rebounds. Junior Korval
McElroy filled up the stat
sheet with eight points,
four rebounds and four
assists.
The Crusaders (1-2, 01 Conference Carolinas)
will take a week off before
host Emmanuel College on
Tuesday.

LADY CRUSADERS
OUTLAST KING

Alisha Hope pocketed 22


points and Timisty Nelson
added 20, leading North
Greenville to a 78-68 win
over King University last
week.
The Lady Crusaders
led the entire first period
of play, but King put together a run towards the
middle of the period, cutting North Greenvilles
advantage to just three
points with 2:48 left in
the half. The Crusaders
responded with a run of
their own, putting together a 7-2 spurt to end the
half, led by Hope, who had
five points in the final two

SPORTS
ROUNDUP
SANDUSKY COMPETES
IN NORTH-SOUTH GAME

PHOTO | COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES/ NASCAR.COM

Kevin Harvick recently won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway last Sunday
to claim his first series championship.

Harvick wins Sprint Cup


In a storybook finish
to conclude a revamped
chase for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick
recently won the season finale at Homestead-Miami
Speedway last Sunday to
claim his first series championship.
To win the title, Harvick
needed to finish ahead of
his fellow Championship
4 and a win was the
only way that wouldve
happened. Ryan Newman
finished second, Denny
Hamlin finished seventh
and Joey Logano ended
the night in 16th.
After finishing a careerbest third in the standings in three of the last
four seasons, the 14-year
series mainstay finally
broke through for the premier series title in his first
season with Stewart-Haas
Racing.
A veteran of all three of
NASCARs national series,
Harvick joins Bobby Labonte and Brad Keselowski as the third driver to
win both NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series and NASCAR
Nationwide Series crowns.
Harvick, 38, is the 30th
champion in the 66-year
history of the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series.
The No. 4 Budweiser/
Jimmy Johns Chevrolet driver showed off his
speed throughout 2014,
pacing the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series in laps led and
poles. Following a two-win
regular season, Harvick

TOP 10 FINISHERS

1. Kevin Harvick
2. Ryan Newman
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Joey Logano
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Jeff Gordon
7. Matt Kenseth
8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
9. Carl Edwards
10. Kyle Busch
entered the Chase for the
NASCAR Sprint Cup as
its No. 6 seed. He adeptly
navigated his way through
the Chases Challenger
and Contender Rounds
highlighted by his victory
at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but would still be
searching for a championship without his clutch
performance in the Eliminator Round cutoff race
at Phoenix International
Raceway.
Entering the penultimate

showdown at the one-mile


tri-oval last among Chase
qualifiers, Harvick needed
a win at Phoenix to advance
to the Championship 4. He
responded to the pressure
by leading 264-of-312 laps
and beating four-time series champion Jeff Gordon
on his way to Victory Lane.
The Bakersfield, California, native carried his momentum to Homestead,
becoming the first titlewinner under NASCARs
new playoff format.
Harvicks championship
is the second for StewartHaas Racing. The racing
outfit jointly owned by
three-time premier series
champion Tony Stewart
and Gene Haas won its first
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
title behind the driving efforts of Stewart in 2011.
No. 4 team crew chief
Rodney Childers, also in
his first season with SHR,
won his first series crown
as well.

Greers Kylie Sandusky


competed in the annual
North-South All-Star game
recently. Listed below are
the rosters.
South: Rachel Gresko
(Socastee High School), Rachel Berkey (Myrtle Beach
High School), Margaret
Elms (West Florence High
School), Katherine Cram
(Hilton Head Island High
School), Justine Wilson
(Bluffton High School),
Maegan Milligan (Green Sea
Floyds High School), Jennifer Weitekamper, head
coach, (Hilton Head Island High School) and Kay
Young, assistant coach,
(Manning High School).
North: Corey Brom (Clover High School), Elizabeth Collins (J.L. Mann
High School), Megan Parke
(Greenville High School),
Marissa Trumbull (BeltonHonea Path High School),
Emma Tutman (Southside
Christian High School),
Sandusky (Greer), Renee
Farris, head coach (Clover
High School), Clovis Simmons, assistant coach,
(Clinton High School).
The South defeated the
North 5-4 with the following results:
Singles:
No. 1: Rachel Gresko
(Socastee) def. Marissa
Trumbull (Belton-Honea
Path) 6-4, 7-5
No. 2: Rachel Berkey
(Myrtle Beach) def. Kylie
Sandusky (Greer) 7-6(8),
6-4
No. 3: Grayson Elms (W.
Florence) def. Megan Parke
(Greenville) 6-2, 6-2
No. 4: Kate Cram (Hilton
Head Island) def Elizabeth
Collins (J.L. Mann) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5: Corey Brom (Clover) def. Justine Wilson
(Bluffton) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6: Emma Tutman
(Southside Christian) def.
Maegan Milligan (Green
Sea Floyds) 6-0, 6-2
Doubles:
No. 1: Trumbull/Sandusky def. Berkey/Elms 85

minutes.
North Greenville put together its best first half
shooting performance of
the season on Wednesday
night, knocking down 45
percent of its shots from
the floor. King finished
the opening frame shooting at just 30 percent from
the floor. The Crusaders
stayed consistent in the
second half, hitting on 15of-32 shots from the field
for 46 percent.
North Greenville continued its solid play in the
second period, extending
its lead to 16, the Crusaders biggest advantage of
the game. King put together one more run, with 5:25
left on the game clock, outscoring North Greenville
14-8 in the final minutes.
North Greenville made key
baskets down the stretch,
keeping King at armslength. The Crusaders hit
six free throws, including
four from Emily Wampler,
to seal the victory.
Wampler finished the
game with nine points
and led the Crusaders
with nine rebounds. North
Greenville also got help
from the bench during
Wednesday nights league
showdown. Erika Cobb deposited a career high 12
points.
Alisha Hope hit the
1,000-career-point mark
with her last free throw
with 44 seconds on the
clock.

No. 2: Gresko/Cram def.


Parke/Collins 8-2
No. 3: Brom/Tutman/
def. Milligan/Wilson 8-1

REGION II-AAA
VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS

No. 1 Eastside 14-0


No. 2 Greer 12-2
No. 3 Blue Ridge 9-5
No. 4 Chapman 8-6
No. 5 Emerald 7-7
No. 6 Travelers Rest 4-10
No. 7 Berea 2-12
No. 8 Southside 0 14
All-Region
Eastside
Maddie Johnson
Blair Murphy
Megan Jones
Allie Wright
Greer
Zoe Nicholson
Madison Bates
Julia Sudduth
Blue Ridge
Courtney Robinson
Lauren Patrick
Chapman
Abbey Cheek
Morgan Chester
Emerald
Maddie Williams
Travelers Rest
Shea Wells
Berea
Nicole McLain
Southside
McKenzie Mosley

Region Player of the Year


Allie Wright - Eastside
Region Coach of the
Year Susan Meadows
Eastside
CAWS All-State players
Allie Wright (Eatside),
Abbey Cheek (Chapman)
CAWS All-Star Amanda
Brooks - Eastside
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA


COUNTY OF CHEROKEE

NOTICE OF HEARING
JOHN AND JANE DOE,
Plantiffs,
vs.
Richard Roe a/k/a Christopher Blake Lawing,
Defendant.
IN RE: Girl Doe, born November 10, 2006 Boy Doe, born
May 31, 2009 Minors under
the age of fourteen (14) years
of age,

LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL
NOTICE

TO CHRISTOPHER BLAKE
LAWING, DEFENDANT:

PURSUANT TO S.C. SELF


STORAGE LAW 39-20-45,
the following units will be auctioned on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
at Upstate Storage, 13072 E.
Wade Hampton Blvd. Greer,
SC 29651. (864) 879-0562.
Contents are to be sold by
the unit for monies owed as
follows.
M. SASSINE #106: Clothing,
boxes, mattresses, dresser,
furniture, housewares, couch,
beds, electronics, chairs,
tables, tubs
J. COLLINS #116: Washer,
dryer, tables, chairs, couch,
boxes, clothing, housewares,
lamp, guitar, sporting goods.
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couch, tire, housewares,
tables, chairs, mattresses,
bookcase, clothing, linens
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housewares, chairs, tools,
tables, bikes, clothing, sporting goods, mattresses, lawn
tools
C. KING #170: Furniture,
chairs, boxes, rolling cart,
mattresses, housewares, linens, rugs, clothing, tubs
D. Gambrell #204: Couch,
table, mattresses, armoire,
bags, furniture
T. OWENS #237: Guitar,
golf clubs, van seat, ladders,
headboard, speaker, mirror,
chair, furniture, housewares,
sporting goods, leaf blower
D. SMITH #271: Clothing,
couch, beds, tvs, tables,
kitchenware, chairs, stereo,
furniture, shing rod, housewares, cooler, speakers.
R. JOHNSON #166: Chairs,
bags, mattress, headboard,
table, recliners, furniture,
clothing, tvs, microwave,
housewares, etc.
Contents included but not limited to the above listed items.

YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE


NOTICE that a hearing has
been scheduled in the
above referenced matter
for Wednesday, December
17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the
Cherokee County Courthouse, Family Courtroom,
East Floyd Baker Boulevard,
Gaffney, South Carolina.
____________________
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WINTER & RHODEN, LLC
221 E. Floyd Baker Blvd.
Gaffney, South Carolina
29340
TEL: (864) 489-8128
FAX:(864) 489-8806
Attorneys for Plaintaffs
Gaffney, South Carolina
November 4, 2014

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B6 THE GREER CITIZEN

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

O Christmas Tree
MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Mystic Farm: The Christmas experience for families


BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
Susan and Chip Fink
unexpectedly found themselves immersed in Christmas after they purchased
property that was home
to more than 500 Virginia pine trees--or Christmas trees. That was in
1983. Since then, the pair,
along with their children
and grandchildren, have
maintained about 5,000
trees creating whats now
known as Mystic Farm.
For about 30 years,
Mystic Farm has offered
the full Christmas experience to generations families who show up at the
1800s farm home to roam
six acres of property, rain
or shine, to pick out and
cut down their Christmas
trees. The farm offers
several types of trees to
choose from, including
Arizona Blue Ice Cypress,
Carolina Sapphire Cypress,
Leyland cypress, Virginia
Pine, White Pine, Clemson
Greenspire and Fraser Fir
are some of the varieties

Odd
Jobs

CHRISTMAS TREE FARMER

of trees the tree farm offers. The Leyland cypress


is the most popular type
Christmas tree offered in
the state, according to Susan.
We bought the property
and there were 1,000 trees
on it. We sold 50 trees the
first year and went, Well
darn, what a way to pay
the mortgage. Then we
found out there was more
to it than just cutting the
tree down and selling it,
Susan said.
With guidance from the
Carolina Christmas Tree
Association, of which
Chip is now president of,
the Finks created a family
driven business that their
children, and now their
grandchildren, participate
in together gathering an

selling pecans, making


wreaths and selling pine
cones and small trees.
We have two grandchildren (ages 5 and 7),
and they now have their
own table where they sell
little bitty trees or pine
cones or Fraser bows, just
all sorts of things. Thats
their Christmas spending
money to buy gifts with,
she said.
Reflective of their threegeneration family centric
business, the clientel are
often families who generation after generation visit
Mystic Farm to cut down
their Christmas trees.
People come and get a
saw from us, they come
out here, they find a tree,
they see the price, the
height, all of that, Chip
said. They cut it and they
drag it back or theyll put
it on a cart, which we provide.
Christmas music, Christmas decorations and a
childrens maze are all
details added by the Finks
to provide a memorable
Christmas experience.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Susan Fink, above, and her husband, Chip, have operated Mystic Farm, for 30 years.

Im not selling a tree,


Im selling and experience for a family come
out here, let these kids
run around and hoot and
holler, Mommy, mommy,
mommy, I found my tree!
and have a grand experience, Chip said. Weve
been out here 30 years,
and we have families come
by with their kids, the kids
have grown up and theyre
coming by now with their
kids and the third generation is starting. Its been
quite a deal.
Although Christmas is
the peak season for the
Finks, the work required
to produce a product for
a single season is a yearround job. Each season
provides different tasks to
fulfill, from planting and
trimming, to fertilizing
and spraying for bugs, to
mowing, pruning and tagging, before finally setting
up for Christmas.
The hardest thing about
this job---that changes
month to monthworking
out here in the heat and
humidity, but then again
youve got the marketing
aspect of it. Marketing isnt
easy either. But I guess the
physicality, probably the
shearing of it (is the hardest), he said.
In addition to maintaining the acres of trees yearround, the Finks are in a
constant battle against
deer and at the mercy of
Mother Nature. Foul smelling odors to deter them,
five-foot fences and scare
tactics all fail to keep deer
away, and as a result about
10 to 15 percent of the 500
trees planted each year are
killed off by deer.
For every tree I cut
down, Im planting two
more because Ive got have
to some for the deer to destroy and some for Mother
Nature to laugh and let
that one die, he said.
When the trees first
arrive at the farm, they

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Chip Fink, above, uses a rotary pruner to trim the trees.


stand about one foot in
height and can reach upwards of 18 feet tall. New
trees are planted in January and February and can
take several years to mature. The white pine is the
slowest growing tree, taking seven to eight years to
reach six feet. While the
Leyland Cypress tree is
one of the faster growing
trees, reaching six feet in
about four to five years.
Of the trees that grow,
not all are fit to be sold
as Christmas trees. Some
trees may not grow
straight, making them better fit to create wreathes
and garland from the untrimmed branches. Other
trees die off because of
damage caused by deer.
Because of the time dedication, physical requirements and persistence,
Chip said initiative and pa-

tience are necessary qualities for anyone in this type


of business.
You have to have a lot
of initiative because if you
miss a particular time for
trimming or planting or
whatever, it can set you
back an entire year You
have to have a lot of patience I guess and they
have to be willing to work
and adjust, he said.
Despite the labor-intensive work and sometimes
unanticipated challenges
contributed by factors
beyond their control, the
Finks said if given the
chance they would do it all
over again.
For more information
about Mystic Farm, located
at 9029 Old White Horse
Road, Greenville, visit scchristmastrees.org.
airwin@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever comes to SCCT


WANT TO GO?

BY AMANDA IRWIN
STAFF WRITER
In the spirit of Christmas, the S.C. Childrens
Theatre is performing
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, beginning Dec.
5 through Dec. 14 at the
Peace Center Gunter Theatre, located at 300 S. Main
St., Greenville.
The play, which is based
on a book by Barbara Robinson first published in
1971, tells the story of six
misfit Herdman children
Ralph, played by Luke
Caudell; Imogene, played
by Kerbie Matthews; Leroy, played by Andrew
Cooter; Claude, played by
Natalie McElhinny; Ollie,
played by Ella Markalunas;
and Gladys, played by Jean
Marie Small who behave
like delinquents by stealing, drinking, smoking,
swearing, lying and bullying.
After being told the
church offers snacks, the
six Herdman children go
for the first time and, despite protests from other
church members, they
become involved in the

What: The Best Christmas


Pageant Ever
When: Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6,
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7,
1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1:30 p.m.
Who: South Carolina
Childrens Theatre
Where: Peace Center Gunter
Theatre, 300 South Main
Street, Greenville
Info: scchildrenstheatre.org

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Greer cast members are, left to right, Jack and Julia


Higginbotham and Eli Pfohl. Back row is Adia Slaughter.
PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Pictured are the six main cast members who play


the Herdmans in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Christmas play where
bully their way into taking
over the main parts of the

play. While the Herdmans


taking the leading parts
of the play at first seems

disastrous, their unique


telling of the story of
Christmas after they learn
about the nativity story
for the first time, helps
the townspeople rediscover the meaning behind
Christmas.
Among the cast of 30,

are four Greer locals; Jack


Higginbotham plays Charlie Bradley, who is Beths,
the narrator, younger
brother and a victim of the
Herdmans. Adia Slaughter
performs as a member
of the Angel Choir, Julia
Higginbotham plays Baby

Angel Shirley and Eli Pfohl


plays David.
Performances are Dec.
57 and Dec. 1214 with
varying times. Tickets for
a special performance offered on Sunday Dec. 7 at
5:30 p.m. are $16 per person. Tickets for all other
performances are $26 for
adults and $17 for children 18 and under. Visit
scchildrenstheatre.org for
more information or to
purchase tickets.

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OUR SCHOOLS
The Greer Citizen

B8 THE GREER CITIZEN

SCHOOL
NEWS
GREENVILLE COUNTY

BJA FORENSICS TEAM


HONORED NATIONALLY

For the third year in a


row, the Bob Jones Academy forensics team has
been ranked in the top
10 percent of schools nationwide by the National
Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) and has
earned membership in the
associations 100 Club.
This milestone is remarkable because it demonstrates
outstanding
commitment to teaching
students essential life
skillsincluding communication, research, listening, writing and organization, said J. Scott Wunn,
executive director for
NSDA.
Students earn points and
degrees based on competitive and service-related
activities ranging from the
degree of merit with 25 or
more points to the degree
of premier distinction with
1,500 or more points.
Its an honor for BJA to
be recognized nationally
for the strength of one of
our extracurricular activities, said Dr. Dan Nelson,
BJA administrator. Chuck
and Gail Nicholas are to be
commended for their leadership and commitment
in assisting our students
and guiding the forensics
program to earn this elite
designation.

GOVERNORS SCHOOL NOW


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Governors School


for Science & Mathematics,
now through Feb. 15, is accepting application for the
class of 2017.
Applications are available online now through
the schools website, scgssm.org/apply-now. The
school can serve up to 300
high school juniors and
seniors annually.

CHANDLER CREEK
FOOD DRIVE CONTINUES

Chandler
Creek
is
launching a food drive to
benefit at-risk families. In
the spirit of football season, boxes decorated for
Clemson and USC will be
outside the main office for
contributions of nonperishable food items.
This will be an ongoing effort throughout the
school year. Support the
students and your favorite
team by donating.

CHANGE IN ASSIGNMENT
CHOICE LOTTERY WINDOW

A Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Window will be available in


Greenville County Schools
(GCS) from Monday, Dec.
8 through Friday, Dec. 19,
where parents can submit a choice form for up
to three schools at their
number one choice school.
Since order of receipt of
form does not impact as-

signment, parents will not


be allowed to line up at
schools.
A lottery will be conducted and results will
be posted no later than
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
on the GCS website providing the order of lottery
selections by grade for
each school. Names will
not be listed. Parents will
access results by using
their choice form number. Space by grade level
will later determine the
choice assignments. Students selecting a school as
a higher choice have priority over students selecting
the school as a lower priority.
Beginning
Tuesday,
Jan. 20, 2015, Change in
Assignment Choice requests will be date and
time stamped at each requested school and listed
in order of receipt on the
requested schools waiting list after students on
the lottery waiting list. All
parents will be notified of
their childrens 2015-16
school assignment no later than Friday, March 28,
2015. Students will remain
on school waiting lists until the 10th day of school.
The Change in Assignment Choice Lottery does
not impact the separate
application process for
the districts 11 magnet
academies and Sara Collins Elementary. These
schools are not included in
the Change In Assignment
Choice process. Also, other schools are not included in the regular process
for Change in Assignment
Choice and one school has
a component for students
attending GCSs Fine Arts
Center.

DISTRICT FIVE
DISTRICT FIVE EARNS
EXCELLENT RATING

For the third consecutive year, Spartanburg


District Five has earned an
Excellent grade on report
cards given by the South
Carolina Department of
Education. In addition,
District Five was one of
only 29 school districts in
the state that maintained
the Excellent rating from
2013 to 2014.
This rating is a product
of the hard work of our
students, teachers and
parents, said Superintendent Dr. Scott Turner.
Along with the district
rating, individual report
cards for each of District
Fives 12 schools were also
released. More than half
of the districts schools
earned an excellent rating,
with many showing significant strides and gains in
certain areas. Byrnes High
School marked a significant achievement, posting
a graduation rate of 84
percent for the 2013-14
school year. The rate is
up from 81.6 percent the
previous year. The overall
graduation rate at Byrnes
has continued to climb in
recent years, increasing
a total of 14 percentage
points since 2007.

BYRNES HIGH TEACHER


HOLCOMBE AWARDED

Debbie Holcombe won


the South Carolina Association of Physical Education and Sport (SCAPES)
Presidential Award this
past weekend.
Holcombe
was
presented with the award at
the South Carolina Association of Health Physical Education and Dance
convention. Along
with
the honor, she received a
free year of FITstats, a web
based assessment program shell be able to use
in the classroom.

ABNER CREEK ELECTS


STUDENT COUNCIL

Abner Creek Elementary


students learned the importance of voting during
its student council officer
elections.
All students in first
through fourth grades
voted for Student Body
President, Vice President
and Secretary/Treasurer.
The candidates campaigned by making and
hanging posters, handing out fliers and creating
catchy slogans.
Abner Creeks student
council officers are: president: Eden Chitwood, vicepresident: Mollie Hodge,
secretary/treasurer: Keller
Hodge.

BYRNES CHEERLEADERS
PLACE IN TOP 10

The Byrnes High competition cheerleading squad


placed 10th in the state
finals last weekend, marking the second consecutive
year the team has placed
in the top 10.

DEBATE TEAM BRINGS


HOME AWARDS

The D.R. Hill Middle


School debate team is
on a roll, bringing home
more awards from its lat-

est competition. The team,


comprised of students
from DR Hill Middle School
and Beech Springs Intermediate School, traveled
to Chapin Middle School
to compete in their third
tournament last weekend.
Coached by Betty Bohmer, Jerry Rice, and Angel
Rogers, students won the
following awards: John
Harmon (eighth grade)first place in Humorous Interpretation; Nikki Quinton (eighth grade)- second
place in Humorous Interpretation; Henry Havens
(sixth grade)- third place in
Humorous Interpretation;
Jaysun Bunner (eighth
grade)- first place in Impromptu Speech; Hank
Gilchrest (seventh grade)second place in Impromptu Speech (tie); Henry
Havens (sixth grade)- second place in Impromptu
Speech (tie); Ethan Brown
(sixth grade)- third place in
Impromptu Speech; Sophie
Smith (sixth grade)- fourth
place in Prose Interpretation; Nikki Quinton (eighth
grade)- fifth place in Prose
Interpretation.

FLORENCE CHAPEL
CELEBRATES CAREER WEEK

Nov. 17-21 was career


week at Florence Chapel
Middle School. The school
showcased different jobs
and students participated
in Job Application Day.
Students dressed professionally and practice completing and submitting
job applications. Students
also submitted career poems and posters for the
National Career Development Associations 2014
Poetry and Poster Contest.
Deborah Davis, Benjamin Harding, Camden
Gossett, Caroline Emerson
and Kaylan Lines won the
job application contest.
Dillon Smith and Benay

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

LUNCH
MENUS
GREENVILLE COUNTY

ELEMENTARY

Wednesday: No School
Thursday: No School
Friday: No School
Monday: Spaghetti with Meat
Sauce, Teriyaki Chicken Leg,
Roll, Whole Grain, Vegetation
Station, Vegetable Beef Soup,
Green Beans, Assorted Fresh
Fruit, Assorted Cupped Fruit
Tuesday: Herb Roasted
Chicken, Enchilada Pie, Roll,
Whole Grain, Fruit and Vegetable Bar
Wednesday: Cheeseburger,
Lettuce & Tomato, Fish
Nuggets, Roll, Whole Grain,
Vegetation Station, Chicken
Noodle Soup, Sweet Potato
Bites, Assorted Fresh Fruit,
Assorted Cupped Fruit

MIDDLE

Wednesday: No School
Thursday: No School
Friday: No School
Monday: Mandarin Chicken
Salad, Grilled Chicken
Sandwich, Teriyaki Chicken,
Brown Rice, Roll, Whole Grain,
Vegetation Station, Steamed
Broccoli, Vegetable Beef

Soup, Assorted Fresh Fruit,


Assorted Cupped Fruit
Tuesday: Grilled Chicken
Salad, Herb Roasted Chicken,
Pasta Marinara, Roll, Whole
Grain, Fruit and Vegetable Bar
Wednesday: Southwest
Chicken Salad, Cheese
Enchilada, Sweet Thai Chili
Chicken, Brown Rice, Roll,
Whole Grain, Chicken Noodle
Soup, Vegetation Station,
Green Beans, Assorted Fresh
Fruit, Assorted Cupped Fruit

HIGH

Wednesday: No School
Thursday: No School
Friday: No School
Monday: Mandarin Chicken
Salad, Grilled Chicken
Sandwich, Teriyaki Chicken,
Brown Rice, Roll, Whole Grain,
Vegetation Station, Steamed
Broccoli, Vegetable Beef
Soup, Assorted Fresh Fruit,
Assorted Cupped Fruit
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Enchilada, Sweet Thai Chili
Chicken, Brown Rice, Roll,
Whole Grain, Chicken Noodle
Soup, Vegetation Station,
Green Beans, Assorted Fresh
Fruit, Assorted Cupped Fruit

Greenville County SChoolS


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Tuesday, 12/2/14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at
Wade hampton high School, 100 Pine Knoll
Road Greenville, SC 29609. Full-time and
on-call positions are available. Full-time
employees are guaranteed 30 hours per week
and receive benefits. Drivers earn $12.80
per hour with no prior bus driving
experience required. Training is provided.

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THINGS
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MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS
PAGEANT IS NOV. 30

Michael
Frank

Fassbender

COUCH THEATER

as

DVD previews
By Sam Struckhoff

NEW RELEASES
FOR WEEK OF DEC. 8
PICKS OF THE WEEK

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) Peter


Quill (Chris Pratt) or
Starlord, as he tries to
get people to call himis
an aspiring space bandit
who stumbles into possession of the All Powerful
Space Gem. Well, it turns
out that a merciless alien
warlord really needs that
space gem for his space
genocide. The Galaxys
best hope lies in Starlord
and his reluctant allies:
an ill-tempered raccoonhybrid (Bradley Cooper),
a green assassin lady
(Zoe Saldana), a rampaging alien who doesnt get
figurative language (Dave
Bautista, also known for
pro wrestling and MMA)
and a talking tree guy (Vin
Diesel).
Its everything you want
from the Marvel super-summer movie, with enough
of a twist so it doesnt feel
like a recolored Avengers.
If you missed it on the big
screen, its still well-worth
picking up before the inevitable sequel.
Dolphin Tale 2 (PG)
In the last movie, a
dolphin named Winter
received a second chance
thanks to a prosthetic tail
fin and a group of dedicated humans. This time
around, Winter loses her
tank mate, and its up to
a pair of teenagers (Cozi
Zuehlsdorff and Nathan
Gamble) to care for Winter
and help find her a new
companion. Theres some
human-based drama, too,
but the real draw lies in
the sea creatures, the
struggles to care for them
in the right way, and the
aquatic photography.
Some critics have panned
it as a little too saccharine-sweet. Its certainly
sentimental, but there is
drama enough to entertain without stealing too
much screen time from
the pretty animals. This is
a feel-good flick that families and aspiring biologists
can enjoy together.
When the Game Stands
Tall (PG) The De La
Salle Spartans high-school
football team had an unbelievable winning streak
of 151 games under the
leadership of coach Bob
Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel).
Then in 2003, out of nowhere, they started losing.
A series of off-the-field
tragedies coincide with
the losing streak, making
it even more important for
coach to get everyones
spirits back up. While the
football scenes are intense
and engaging, the stuff
before kickoff and in the
locker-room just doesnt
have the tension.
Frank (R) An eccentric
and
inspiring
musician spends his life
wearing a cartoony paper-mache head and writing music in a notation
system that he invented
himself. By Franks side
are his soul-mate (Maggie
Gyllenhaal) and a somewhat bewildered young
drummer (Domhnall Gleeson). This oddball semiadventure follows a brilliant-yet-bizarre frontman
whose character is drawn
from several real-life rockers with complicated or
unique personas. Oddest
of all was the decision to
cast Michael Fassbender in
a role that hides his face
for the duration. If youve
got an urge for a flick with
some spunk and a skewed
perspective, give Frank a
chance to weird you out in
a good way.

TV RELEASES

Doctor Who: Season 8


Hart to Hart: Season 3

The Miss Greater Greer


Scholarship
Committee
is hosting the 2014 Miss
Merry Christmas Pageant
on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 3
p.m. at the Davenport in
downtown Greer.
Age categories are 2-4,
4-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16.
Awards will be presented
in each division.
For more information,
contact Kelly Dill at 4441573 or email Kdill@
greenville.k12.sc.us. The
deadline for registration is
Monday, Nov. 24.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS SET


IN GREER DEC. 5-7

The holidays will arrive


in Greer with festive weekend on Dec. 5-7 as the
Christmas season hits full
stride.
The annual Christmas
program at the City Park
Amphitheater and lighting
of the city Christmas tree
is set from 5-8 p.m. on Dec.
5. The evening will include
music, crafts for children,
and very special guest who
will help Greer Mayor Rick
Danner count down to the
lighting of the tree.
Breakfast with Santa is
on Dec. 6 and offers three
identical sessions and includes a hot breakfast,
crafts and an opportunity
to share wish lists with
Santa himself.
Please contact the events
division at 968-7004 or
968-7005 with any questions about Christmas at
the City of Greer.
Spirit of Christmas is
the theme for this years
Christmas parade that will
roll down West Poinsett
and North Main Streets,
beginning at 2:30 p.m. on
Dec. 7. For more information about the parade call
848-5355.

GREER CULTURAL ARTS


CENTER PRESENTS EVENTS

Dec. 13: Annual Christmas Pops Concert and


Toys for Tots Drive.
Feb. 7 at Cannon Centre:
Chamber Selections.
March 21: Masterworks
III: Berliozs Symphonie
Fantastique.
May 2: Pops Celebration

GLT HOSTS CHRISTMAS


PRODUCTIONS

The Greenville Little


Theatre will present A
Christmas Story Dec. 1214 and 18-21.
Showtimes are FridaySaturday, Dec. 12-13, 8
p.m.; Thursday-Saturday,
Dec. 18-20, 8 p.m.; Sundays, Dec. 14 & 21, 3 p.m.
Come join us for this holiday classic as the beloved
Christmas movie comes to
life on the GLT stage featuring all of your favorite
scenes including the flagpole triple-dog-dare, the
leg lamp, Aunt Claras
bunny suit, the school bully, and of course, the Red
Ryder BB Gun. A laughfilled Christmas show for
the whole family.
The theatre will also
show a childrens production, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Dec. 18-20.
Showtimes are Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 18-20,
10:30 a.m.; Saturday, Dec.
20, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Dec.
21, 7 p.m.
This Christmas season
has been a tough one for
second grader Pepper McGee. Its hard to hang on
to your Christmas spirit
when a new baby sister
takes everyones attention.
Peppers only hope for a
merry Christmas lies with
that jolly old elf himself,
Santa Claus, who takes her
on a magical adventure
that changes how she sees
Christmas forever.
The Greenville Little
Theatre is located at 444
College St. in Greenville.
For more information,
visit
greenvillelittletheatre.org.

LOGOS PRESENTS SILENT


STAR IN DECEMBER

The Academy of Arts


Logos Theatre will present
Silent Star Dec. 11-13, 16,
and 18-20.
Showtimes are Fridays
and Saturdays, Dec. 11-12
& 18-19, 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, Dec. 13 & 20, 2 p.m.;
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m.
Join the journey of four
orphans who wish on a
silent star to see the first
Christmas
night,
and
awake to find themselves
in Bethlehem. Revised
with new special effects,
scenery, and more, it will
be a Christmas adventure
you will not want to miss!
The Academy of Arts
Logos Theatre is located
at 80 School St. in Taylors.
For more information, visit
TheAcademyofArts.org.

GREER OPRY HOUSE HOLDS


LINE DANCING

Classic Country Band


with Ed Burrell at is at 8
p.m. each Saturday night
at the Greer Opry House.
Admission is $9. There
will be free line dancing
from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

STOMPING GROUNDS
HOLDS JAM SESSION

Stomping Grounds hosts


Old Time Jam with Bob
Buckingham, every first
and third Tuesday of the

month. Buckingham invites anyone who has a


banjo, guitar, bass, fiddle,
etc. to come and jam from
7-9 p.m. Even if you dont
play, come listen to this
group of musical folks.
For more information, call
Bob at 423-5576.
Stomping
Grounds
now has a Celtic Session 7-9 p.m. every other
Wednesday. This is an
open session to Irish/
Scottish folk music and
anyone can participate.
Please call Alan Dillman
for more information at
828-329-2640.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Herdmans, making this


pageant the best one yet!
The performance will be
held at the Peace Centers
Gunter Theatre, 101 W.

Broad St., Greenville.


For more information,
visit scchildrenstheatre.
org

SCCT TO STAGE THE BEST


CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

The South Carolina Childrens Theatre will present The Best Christmas
Pageant Ever Dec. 5-7 and
12-14.
Showtimes are Fridays,
Dec. 5 & 12, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m.;
Saturdays-Sundays, Dec.
6-7 & 13-14, 1:30 p.m.;
Sunday, Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Theyre baaaack! The
Herdman kids are known
as the rowdiest, most awful kids in the history of
the worldso what do
you think happens when
they are cast in the annual Christmas pageant?
The whole town is horrified, but the spirit of the
season comes alive in the

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