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Greer to GPATS
honor seeking
public input
officials On roads plan
STAFF WRITER The Greenville-Pickens
Area Transportation Study
Greer will honor its first (GPATS) is continuing to
responders next Tuesday develop its Long Range
as part of the sixth annu- Transportation Plan, and
al Greer CPW Public Safety input from the public is
Appreciation Dinner. needed.
The event, put on by the Drop-in public meetings
Greater Greer Chamber of are being held from 4-7
Commerce, will take place p.m. on June 1 at the Com-
from 7-9 p.m. on June 6 at munity Room at the Trav-
the Cannon Centre. elers Rest Fire Station and
We realized there was from 4-7 p.m. on June 6 at
a desire to honor our pub- the Upstairs Event Hall at
lic safety professionals, Greer City Hall.
with the Greer chamber. The findings
This event gives us the Sisters Whitney, left, and Bailey Campbell took some time to reflect on Memorial Day, finding their grandfathers name,
opportunity to do so. John D. Greer, at Veterans Park downtown. Greer served two tours in Vietnam. that came out of
the fall meetings

Remembering fallen veterans and surveys

overwhelmingly told
At Memorial day weekend. But, when
I went to war and I saw a
us that Safety was
friend die, Memorial Day the top priority of
Day events became very emotional for
me. the region.
BY BILLY CANNADA I look at Memorial Day
EDITOR differently now, he said.
Weve lost over 1 million Keith Brockington
Fallen veterans were re- Americans since the start Transportation Planning Manager
membered and honored of our country. We must
at a Memorial Day Cere- remember these examples (Were) ready to present
Todd Kohlhepp mony at Greenville County of selfless service. some recommendations
Square Monday morning. World War II veteran to the public, said Keith

The event, held in front Homer Bryant delivered Brockington, Transpor-
of the memorial monu- emotional comments to tation Planning Manager.
ment, featured perfor- the gathered, describing Are we headed in the
mances from the Upstate the importance of Memo- right direction? Have we

avoids Senior Concert Band and

the Clearview Singers.
Various speakers, rep-
rial Day.
I am not a hero, het
said. My heroes are the
missed any critical proj-
ects you want to make
sure we include? What are

resenting different wars ones that are laying across your priorities for ranking
in the nations history, the waters. these projects?
shared what Memorial Day Were celebrating the Horizon2040 is the lat-
meant to them. people that could not est update to the Long
penalty The older I get, the
meaning changes, said
Dan Cottell, a Persian Gulf
come home, added Eddie
Wooten, a veteran of the
Korean War.
Range Transportation Plan
(LRTP), which is a 25-year
plan for highway, transit,
BY BILLY CANNADA War veteran. When I first The ceremony, which BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN bicycleand pedestrian
EDITOR joined the Army, Memorial played host to hundreds projects in the area.
Day meant a three or four SEE MEMORIAL | A6 Local veterans offered a salute to the fallen Monday. SEE GPATS | A6
Todd Kohlhepp will
serve seven life sentenc-

Chandler Creek students

es in prison, plus an ad-
ditional 60 years, for the
murders of seven people
between 2003 and 2017.

welcome local graduates

Kohlhepp, a Spartan-
burg man, admitted to the
slayings and to sexually
assaulting a woman that
he held captive in a stor-
age container.
As part of a plea agree-
Back to teachers and students
last Friday as part of the
schools Salute to Gradu-
them something to look
forward to.
The salute was a mo-
ment, the 46-year-old
plead guilty to seven elementary ates.
Weve been explaining
ment of pride for the
teachers who had played a
counts of murder, four what the cap and gown part in the students jour-
counts of possession of a
weapon during a violent alma mater means, said Chandler
Creek Principal Jane Mills.
Several members of the
crime, two counts of kid- But this allows our stu- Chandler Creek staff visit-
napping and one count BY RYAN HANRAHAN dents to actually see. ed with and congratulated
of first-degree criminal FOR THE GREER CITIZEN Donning caps and the former students fol-
sexual conduct. Kohlhepp gowns, the graduating lowing the event, speak-
waived his right to appeal More than 20 members seniors cruised the halls ing with them about their
the guilty pleas and the of the 2017 senior class of the elementary school, plans for college and be-
convictions in state or fed- took a walk down memory talking with each other yond.
eral courts as part of the lane before walking across about what it meant to Chandler Creek Elemen-
agreement. the stage to receive their them to be back and what tary hopes to continue
Solicitor Barry Barnette, diplomas. the event might mean for hosting the Salute to Grad-
who defined the terms of Local seniors returned the young students at uates event in the future.
the deal, said the death RYAN HANRAHAN | THE GREER CITIZEN to their alma mater, Chan- Chandler Creek. Its important for them
penalty was taken off the dler Creek Elementary They have a long jour- to see that theres a future
table. Local high school seniors were recognized by students School, to celebrate their ney ahead, said senior ahead, said senior Allie
SEE KOHLHEPP | A6 and staff at Chandler Creek last week. accomplishments with Ricardo Rocha. This gives Haney.


Terry Lynn Kennemore,
Nellie Mae Cox Suber, 92 Area football teams THE GREER CITIZEN,
Angela Napier Thierer, 52
OBITUARIES A6 put pads back on
before summer

Greer CPW to
begin Randall
Street in June
Trinity Bible Church is
hosting a Community Fun
Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 3 at the church, lo-
cated at 205 North Suber
Road in Greer. BY KAELYN CASHMAN to School St.
Vacation Bible School STAFF WRITER During the sewer line
Operation Arctic is from replacement, about 150 to
June 12-16 each night KAELYN CASHMAN | THE GREER CITIZEN Residents can expect 200 feet of Randall Street
from 6:15-8:30 p.m. at the delayed traffic on Ran- is expected to be closed
church. The Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW) Electric Department was recently recognized dall Street in the coming from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, with the American Public Power Association (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe weeks. The trenched areas
visit www.trinitybible- operating practices in 2016. Starting June 12, the worked for any given day Greer Commission of Pub- will be backfilled/com-

RUMMAGE SALE BY kick off their 2017 grant lic Works (CPW) and con- pacted with crusher run
VBS COMING TO SAVED BY THE HEART application process. tractor Dillard Excavating gravel and/or covered by
MILFORD BAPTIST Saved by the Heart, com- Non-profit groups and plan to revamp the un- steel plate so that vehicles

Milford Baptist Church, panion animal services, agencies are invited to at- derground infrastructure, may freely use the road
located at 1282 Milford is holding a Rummage tend the Open House to starting on the sewer and during non-construction
Church Road in Greer, will Sale Fundraiser starting learn more about the Ju- waterline replacement. hours, Rauch said.
host a week long Vacation at 9 a.m. on Saturday, nior League of Greenvilles The work will be limit- For the water line re-
Bible School beginning June 3, at 9 Scenic Drive, projects and partnerships, ed to the stretch of Ran- placement, a similar
June 4. THE GRATITUDE PROJECT Greenville. Gently used as well as learn about ap- dall Street between Depot length of Randall Street
The event will go from ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS household items for the plying for grant funding and School streets, said is anticipated to be closed
5-7 p.m. nightly and will Nominations for the first rummage sale are being for the 2017 year. Alison Rauch, Public In- on a daily basis, but for
kickoff with early regis- annual Gratitude Project accepted. An early bird The Junior League of formation Coordinator for only the east-bound lane
tration,car show, free hot award winner opened on special is available at 5 Greenville will be award- CPW. where the new line will be
dogs, and inflatables. Memorial Day. p.m. on June 2. ing $40,000 in grants in The plan is to first installed, Rauch said.The
Classes will begin Mon- The Gratitude Project 2017. complete the sewer line west bound lane will be
day, June 5 from 6:30 seeks candidates who JUNIOR LEAGUE HOLDS Applications for the Ju- replacement starting at open for traffic with flag-
p.m.-8:45 p.m., nightly, have served in the US Mil- OPEN HOUSE DROP-IN nior League of Greenvilles the intersection of Depot/ men for traffic control at
until Friday. itary and suffer from an The Junior League of grant funds will be avail- Randall and working up- each end of the active con-
Snacks, Bible lessons impairment that makes Greenville will hold a Grant able exclusively to peo- stream to the intersection struction area.
and crafts for toddlers day to day tasks in their Application Open House ple who attend the Open of School/Randall, she We expect the work to
will be available. home difficult. Drop-In on Thursday, June House Drop-In. continued. We will then take 90 days and to be
The recipient will receive 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 Questions and RSVPs follow-up with the instal- completed on or before
SUMMER CAMP full residential design ser- p.m. at the Junior League for the Open House can be lation of a new 8 water- September 9, Rauch said.
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Church has opened regis- Greer.
tration for its annual sum- Applications and details
mer Drama Camp. Camp
will be held June 5-9 from
about the award can be
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily.
During camp, rising the- gratitude-project.
first-seventh graders will html.
enjoy fun-filled activities Applications will be ac-
while they rehearse for cepted until June 15.
the June 11 drama per- The award winner shall
formance of Star Quest: be announced on Indepen-
Search for the Stolen dence Day, July 4.
Scriptures. Applicants should re-
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Getting a pool
can usually count on Connie (or,
There they were, minutes after (windstream) I typed in images,
Khann-ie as she pronounces with her
WisKhansin accent) to make me laugh
SAYING stockyard water tanks: silver galvanized tubs just as I had been
when my comedy account is overdrawn
and Im on deadline for a column. told, with stacked rock walls surrounding their perimeter, or
Pam Stone! she always exclaims, as
soon as I darken the feed store doors for PAM STONE with teak decking enclosing them, and yes, dropped neatly into
the tenth time that week because, along
with my routine hay and grain order, I the ground and made to appear as a garden water feature with
manage to forget and return for either then spoke very slowly and deliberately,
fly spray, vet wrap, a lead rope or my throwing me buoys of vowels to cling to flagstones and bedding plants installed all the way around.
keys. in order to follow her explanation.
Khaaaan-ie! I return, trumping her Im talking the big, round water tanks,
enthusiasm, as if we both have just an- the three hundred gallon galvanized is hot as hell to the touch when the sun right!
nounced each others presence on stage. kind, she said. Theyre like, two feet is beating on itwhy would anyone try There they were, minutes after (wind-
So, are you get a swimming pool? deep and eight feet across. to cool themselves off in a broiling hot, stream) I typed in images, stockyard
she asked, as we stood outside in front Eight feet? I scoffed. I wouldnt even galvanized crock pot? water tanks: silver galvanized tubs just
of the array of livestock products dis- be able to straighten my legs in some- I give up, Connie declared, throwing as I had been told, with stacked rock
played and spilling into the parking lot. thing thats just eight feet across. up her hands. Google it. Google it your- walls surrounding their perimeter, or
What are talking about? I replied. Undeterred, Connie persisted. Im self. Stock yard water tanks. Youll see. with teak decking enclosing them, and
Stock yard water tanks! she said, as telling ya, people are turning them into I will, I sniped back, and promptly yes, dropped neatly into the ground and
if begrudging the obvious. Its the latest jacuzzis, theyre building decks around got into my truck to drive away, only to made to appear as a garden water fea-
big thing, everybodys installing them as them, theyre digging holes and drop- return in forty five seconds, having for- ture with flagstones and bedding plants
swimming pools. ping them in the ground and landscap- gotten to buy hoof hardener for Forrest. installed all the way around.
What? I said, still too thick to take ing waterfalls to go into them. But when I returned home, I admit They were rustic, yet tasteful and quite
it in, Thats ridiculous. Do people get I dont believe it, I countered, youre that I couldnt wait to google these water appealing.
them for their dogs, or something? just trying to sell me a giant water tanks. Khannie! Guess what? Im getting a
Connie snorted with exasperation and trough. And besides, galvanized metal And while I hate to admit it, she was swimming pool!




Staff reporter
the peach Sacrifice
Q: Is Gaffney painting the big any of us spent the week-
peach again? end resting and spending
time with family.
A: Greer isnt the only city Memorial Day honors the
applying a fresh coat of paint service men and women who
to its old water tower (For gave their lives for that very
those that werent aware, the freedom.
downtown Greer water tower My husband Brad and I went
has been redesigned to display to the Greenville Scottish
the GreerMade logo). Games at Furman on Saturday.
Nope, now experts have We arrived in time to get
decided that the Gaffney Peach a good seat for the Military
isnt a dark enough and could Tribute.
use a touch up. Parachuters descended from
Whats the problem with a plane overhead.
that? The Scottish and American
Well, it was just painted in flags came down with the last
2015. two parachuters, and two Navy

service members and two Ma-
EDITORIAL rines folded the flags.
Honestly, Gaffney We stood for both national

Should fatal ODs make

anthems played by massed
should do whatever it bands.
Afterwards, five fighter jets
takes to maintain the flew over the stands, returning

us rethink drug policy?

a second time to do the miss-
integrity of that peach. ing man formation.
One of the jets split from the
rest of the group to signify the
According to an interview death of a comrade.
with our fellow journalists over Following the flyover demon-
at WYFF 4, The Gaffney Board You dont have to read or watch the news ev- concoction of fentanyl derivatives. stration, Taps preceded a 21
of Public Works wasnt pleased ery day to know people everywhere are dying In addition to the misery and death it has left gun salute by the Marines.
with the color of the peach fol- from drug overdoses. in its wake, the gray death has forced us to re- Day is done, gone the sun /
lowing the 2015 painting, and A lot of these fatalities have been attributed think drug policy. Many blame a loophole in the From the lake, from the hills,
wanted a deeper peach color. to gray death, a Chinese-made heroin mix cut postal system. After some 4,000 citizens in his from the sky / All is well, safe-
Since then, another artist has with fentanyl and carfentanyl. Fentanyl is used state died from overdoses last year, Ohio sena- ly rest, God is nigh.
taken over the project, and is for human surgery and hospice care. Carfen- tor Rob Portman created the Synthetic Traffick- Fading light, dims the sight
applying a few more coats to tanyl, meanwhile, is a drug so potent that its ing and Overdose Prevention Act. If passed, the / And a star gems the sky,
one of South Carolinas most only legitimate purpose is to tranquilize huge legislation would require electronic data on all gleaming bright / From afar,
recognizable landmarks. wild animals like elephants and hippos. A lit- packages sent to the US. drawing nigh, falls the night.
Apparently, this repainting is tle speck the size of a grain of salt can kill an Because so many blocks of gray death are Thanks and praise, for our
coming at no extra cost to the adult. Its supposedly 10,000 times stronger coming in from China through the mail, this days / Neath the sun, neath
taxpayer. than morphine. legislation presents a step in the right direction. the stars, neath the sky / As we
Honestly, Gaffney should do Police and paramedics carry the medication Another major problem is Mexico, where it is go, this we know, God is nigh.
whatever it takes to maintain Narcan to save overdose victims. But while one believed over 90% of our countrys heroin comes Sun has set, shadows come
the integrity of that peach. shot of Narcan can typically revive an ODd from. Mexican manufacturers are also ordering / Time has fled, we must go to
If that big, beautiful piece of heroin patient, it can take over a half dozen fentanyl via mail from China, then mixing it our rest / Always true to the
fruit needs a little more burnt injections to save someone from a Fentanyl or with heroin and smuggling it across the border promises weve made.
orange added to it, it must be Carfentanyl OD. A lot of first responders just to us. The recent trend has made me rethink Then, a round of Amazing
done. dont stock that much. the subject of drug legalization in the United Grace filled the field and the
We cant have North Carolina The epidemic of opioid-induced overdose States. If heroin was legalized and regulated, surrounding stands where
folks criticizing us for portray- deaths is nothing new, of course. The rates have overdoses would fall dramatically and addicts many of us gathered to watch.
ing peaches inaccurately! been going up exponentially since Oxycontin ar- would at least know what theyre buying. Le- These two songs speak of the
Hopefully, it wont take as rived on the scene in the late 1990s. In 2002 galization would also put an end to the spread hope of rest with God being
long this time, however. there were about 23,000 OD deaths in the US. of Hepatitis C, cases of which have doubled in nigh.
Good for you, Gaffney. In 2015, there were over 50,000. our state since 2010 for 18-29-year-olds, thanks This reality is true for those
What we now have is a complicated and iron- primarily to addicts sharing needles. who confess with their mouths
ic addiction crisis that prescription painkillers You dont have to be a Breaking Bad fan that Jesus is Lord and believe
started and a government crackdown on them to know how much methamphetamine comes in their hearts that God raised
somehow made worse. Doctors prescribed so over the border. We legalize meth, cocaine and Him from the dead, according
much hydrocodone and oxycodone over the heroin and the Mexican cartels would go out of to Romans 10:9-10.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | course of two decades that millions of patients
became addicted, forcing them to find more
business. A similar impact would occur in our
nation, where gangs would lose their purpose
Jesus paid the ultimate price
for our freedom by taking
pills any way they could. Not surprisingly, with no drugs to sell or turf to protect. Gods wrath for our sin.
Submission guidelines dealers began selling them on the street and a
full-fledged prescription opiod problem began.
We could quit locking people up for petty
drug crimes and focus more on the violent of-
Therefore God has highly ex-
alted him and bestowed on him
Eventually, reform at the state and national lev- fenders. We could take all that money we spend the name that is above every

he Greer Citizen accepts Let- el decreased the amount of painkillers doctors locking up users and dealers and use it for sub- name, so that at the name of
ters to the Editor. Letters prescribed, thereby reducing their availability stance abuse treatment and prevention. Jesus every knee should bow,
should be 125 words or less on the streets. That shrinking supply, com- Any real push towards the decriminalization in heaven and on earth and un-
and include a name and a phone bined with the high cost of prescription opiates, of street drugs is an endeavor that would take der the earth, and every tongue
number for verification. forced many opiate addicts to look elsewhere. years, if not decades for lawmakers to institute. confess that Jesus Christ is
The Greer Citizen reserves the Suddenly, white, well-to-do prescription drug But, they say desperate times call for desper- Lord, to the glory of God the
right to edit any content. addicts were forced to look elsewhere for their ate measures, and the rate of overdose deaths Father, according to Philippi-
Letters to the Editor can be fix. They started doing something most swore in the US has brought light to an unprecedented ans 2:8-11
mailed to 317 Trade St., Greer theyd never do buying bags of heroin off amount of desperation.
29651. the street. Some discovered a little too late that | 877-2076
what they were snorting or shooting was a fatal William Buchheit

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Groveland Baptist Church Journey Fellowship
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Heritage Chapel Baptist Church Abiding Peace Ev. Lutheran Church Lifesong Church
218 Alexander Rd., Greer 989-0170 401 Batesville Rd., Simpsonville 288-4867 12481 Greenville Highway, Lyman 439-2602
Highland Baptist Church Apostolic Lutheran Church Living Way Community Church
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Redeemer Lutheran Church, ELCA New Covenant Fellowship
864-848-5222 Hispanic Baptist Iglesia Bautista Hispana
300 Oneal Rd., Greer 877-5876 2425 Racing Rd., Greer 848-4521
199 Hubert St., Greer 877-3899
Saints Peter and Paul Ev. Lutheran New Hope Freedom
Holly Springs Baptist Church
109 W. Wade Hampton Blvd. Greer 205-8816

250 Hannon Rd., Inman 877-6765 400 Parker Ivey Dr., Greenville 551-0246
New Life in Christ 210 Arlington Rd. 346-9053
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1700 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville 244-6011
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Terry L. Kennemore na Freight and a member

Terry Lynn Kennemore,

of the Fairview Baptist
The Greer
55, passed away May 25,
Surviving are a son, Ste-
ven C. Suber (Susan) of
A native of Greer, he Mountville; two brothers,
was the son of Joel Lynn Roy Cox and Delano Cox, Weekend Outlook
Kennemore of Greer and both of Greer and two
the late Gayle Lister Ken- grandchildren, Steven L. Scattered Weekend Storms
We expect scattered afternoon storms this 78/62 Iso. showers
nemore, a 1980 graduate Suber of Greer and Justin 77/63 Iso. showers
weekend with highs in the low to middle
of Greer High School, an H. Suber (Jennifer R.) of 80s. After a sunny week with isolated
employee of Waldrop Inc., Lyman. showers we will see higher rain chances
and member of Memorial Funeral services were Saturday and Sunday. Thunderstorms will
United Methodist Church. held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May be our biggest concern. For the mountains 80/64 Iso. showers
Surviving also is a 30, 2017, at The Wood Angela Napier Thierer we will keep higher rain chances than the
Upstate all week.
82/65 Iso. showers
daughter, Payton L. Ken- Mortuary, conducted by
nemore of Duncan. Dr. Eddie Leopard. Burial Angela Napier Thier- Moonlight Movies: Zootopia
85/67 Iso. showers
Funeral services were followed in Wood Memori- er, 52, of Taylors, passed Where: Greer City Park 80/68 Iso. showers
held 2 p.m. Sunday, May al Park. away after a second epi- Amphitheater
28, 2017 at The Wood Honorary escort was sode of sepsis on Wednes-
Mortuary, conducted by the Caring Sunday School day May 3, 2017 at St. Date: Thursday, June 1
Rev. Keith Kelly. Burial Class of Fairview Baptist Francis Downtown. Angela 6-8 p.m.
followed in Wood Memo- Church. was born May 9, 1964 in
Temps: Mostly sunny, warm. 75 to 82. 87/69 Iso. showers
rial Park. Family members will be Marlboro to Gordon Pond 82/70 Iso. showers
Visitation was held at their respective homes. and Betty Sue (Hicks) Pond
12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Sun- Memorials may be made (both deceased).
day at the mortuary prior to Fairview Baptist Church, Angela is survived by
to the service. Foundation for the Future, her three children: Holly 78/62 ISO 77/63 ISO
The family is at the 1300 Locust Hill Road, Harrison, Acacia Baer and 79/62 ISO 79/62 ISO
home. Greer, SC 29650. Amelia Thierer; and by 86/73 TS 84/72 TS
Memorials may be made Online memorials may three grandchildren: At- 85/74 TS 85/73 ISO
to Memorial United Meth- be made at www.thewood- ley Harrison, Sarah Harri- 84/70 ISO 81/66 TS
86/68 TS 84/66 TS
odist Church, 201 North son and Natalya Sanchez. 90/72 TS 88/70 TS
Main Street, Greer, SC She leaves behind a sister 81/66 TS 81/64 TS
June 17 June 23 June 1 June 9

29650. Sharlene Pond, and two
Online condolences may ONLINE brothers: Chris Pond and
be made at www.thewood- Mike Pond, and numerous Wednesday Thursday Friday 84 relatives and friends. 62
View Obituaries She was known for her
83 83 84
62 61 65
Nellie Mae C. Suber online at sense of humor and for 4.42

Nellie Mae Cox Suber, brining life to the party. In
her free time, she enjoyed
Saturday Sunday
92, widow of Harold Cur- painting, cooking, garden- 67 68 66 67 6:16 AM
tis Suber, passed away, ing, music and cleaning 8:38 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017. Obituaries can be emailed with the windows open
A native of Spartanburg to or and attic fan on. There
County, she was a daugh- dropped off at 317 Trade St. was no one that had a spir-
ter of the late Day and Deadline: noon Tuesday. Cost: it quite like hers and she
Minnie Hendrix Cox, a re- $60; with photo $75. will be early missed by all
tired employee of Caroli- who knew her.

GPATS: Inviting public KOHLHEPP: Will not appeal ruling MEMORIAL:

participation in new plan FROM PAGE ONE case of Richard Bernard
Moore as an illustration of
state Department of Cor-
rections or violates any
Todd Kohlhepp de- the problem with the cur- other aspect of the plea

FROM PAGE ONE gional priorities, Brock-

serves the death penalty
but the reality of the sit-
rent law. Moore was sen-
tenced to death in 2001
agreement, the State re-
tains the right to re-sen- fallen Vets
ington said. At this meet- uation is that our state for fatally shooting con- tence the defendant on all FROM PAGE ONE
The plan includes a fis- ing the most overt display doesnt have a function- venience store clerk James of the charges and seek
cally constrained and pri- of those findings are the ing death penalty, he Mahoney. The defendant the death penalty. of local residents, is host-
oritized list of road proj- inclusion of additional said. The last execution is still on death row with Kohlhepp was arrested ed each year by the coun-
ects to be completed in projects to our [very draft] occurred in 2011 and the additional appeal matters in November of last year ty and the Joint Veterans
the next 25 years, based lists that had not been states supply of lethal that need to be addressed. after Spartanburg County Council in hopes of honor-
on current funding levels. identified before. injection drugs expired The family of James Ma- sheriffs deputies went to ing the fallen.
It is hard for us to The findings that came shortly thereafter. The honey has endured what his Woodruff-area proper- They did not die in
drum up interest in this out of the fall meetings victims families as well as appears to be an endless ty looking for Kala Brown vain, Cottell said. In
topic, as many of the proj- and surveys overwhelm- Kala Brown wanted closure wait for justice, Barnette and Charlie Carver, a cou- their memories, may God
ects we're looking at have ingly told us that Safety instead of the uncertainty said. I dont want anyone ple reported missing from bless the United States of
timeframes of 25 years or was the top priority of of a death sentence. else go through something Anderson County. America.
more; however, any proj- the region, he continued. The State of South Car- like this. I hope the fami- Deputies found Brown In Greer, the American
ect that is done with state Most project and priority olina currently has 38 in- lies involved in the Kohl- being held against her Legion Post 115 held a day
and federal transporta- recommendations, across mates serving sentences hepp case can rest easier will in a metal storage of remembrance at Greer
tion planning funds must all transportation modes, on death row. Half of the knowing he will leave pris- container. Brown told in- Memorial Park. The event,
go through this process, stressed the need to im- death row population has on in a casket. vestigators she watched which featured a silent
Brockington said. prove the Safety of the served at least 15 years Kohlhepp agreed that Kohlhepp shoot her auction, raised money for
GPATS and the SCDOT users. awaiting their fate. The he will never seek parole 32-year-old boyfriend, local veterans and their
recently completed the Each potential road oldest case dates back to or accept parole if it is of- Carver, to death. families.
widening of North Bun- project is evaluated by 1983, Barnette said. fered to him. Carvers body was found
combe Road in Greer the GPATS Study Team, Barnette cited the Spar- Barnette said if Kohl- in a shallow grave on the | 877-2076
north of Wade Hampton comprising local planners, tanburg County capital hepp escapes from the property. Kohlhepp then
up to the Hwy 101 and and engineers, and other
Hwy 290 split. transportation profession-
That project was added als in conjunction with the
to the GPATS Long-Range South Carolina Depart-
Transportation Plan in ment of Transportation
2007, Brockington said, (SCDOT) and the Federal
It took eight years to get Highway Administration
to and construct, but had (FHWA).
we not heard from the As high-priority road
public about that project projects get closer to con-
back when we did that struction, they are moved
plan update, it would not from the Long Range
be done today. Transportation Plan to the
Every Metropolitan Plan- Transportation Improve-
ning Organization (MPO) ment Program (TIP), which
is required to have a LRTP schedules funding for
that is reviewed and up- projects to be completed
dated over time. GPATS in the next six years.
reviews the LRTP every When completed, Hori-
five years and updates it zon 2040 will identify
every ten. This particular transportation improve-
update began with a kick- ments that can be funded
off meeting on September through the year 2040.
7, 2016, and is currently The GPATS study area is
ongoing. approximately 900 square
The kick-off event was miles and incorporates
supplemented with a parts of Greenville, Pick-
series of meetings (i.e. ens, Anderson, Laurens
Sub-Regional Community and Spartanburg Counties
Meetings) throughout the in Upstate South Caroli-
Upstate, where communi- na, containing 16 munic-
ty members could provide ipalities and more than
input to the visioning and 500,000 people.
issues identification phase With an increase of near-
of the Horizon 2040. ly 92,000 people between
According to the GPATS 2000 and 2014, the Up-
website, respondents in state grew approximate-
the region indicated they ly 15 percent during that
would like to see the im- time period with uneven
provement of the con- distribution of the growth.
dition of existing roads, Greer was one of two cities
highways, interstates, to experience more than a
and bridges in the region 50 percent population in-
above all else with 63 per- crease from 2000 to 2014,
cent of respondents indi- and Greer added the most
cating they would like to people overall, with an
see existing roads repaved increase of 9,783 or 58
in the region. percent. Population den-
The second most im- sity varies throughout the
portant item is typically study area with downtown
traffic and congestion Greer among the densest
management on roads and areas of the region.
highways, the report con- For more information,
tinues. visit
The input we received
last fall and in the surveys | 877-2076
resulted in over 33,000
points of data that are
being used to identify,
refine, and rank projects,
and also determine re-
The Greer Citizen


SAYS Casey Group Real Estate cuts ribbon
DAVE On Memorial from Wade Hampton Bou-
levard to Memorial Drive
Drive Ext. Extension.
We outgrew our facili-

Talk location
ty there, Scott said. We
found this facility that
more accommodates what


were trying to do.
Were trying to create
the family atmosphere, so
boundaries Casey Group Real Estate
that our agents will come
and be a part of it, he
cut the ribbon on a new continued. Weve got a
Q: My husband and I are Greer location last week. gym here, a TV here. This
just starting to get control The business, which is is truly their work away,
of our finances, but we located at 550 Memorial but home away from
have a problem. My dad Drive Ext, celebrated the home. Were just excited
has a habit of expecting occasion with the Greater to be in Greer and doing
us to buy things for him. Greer Chamber of Com- KAELYN CASHMAN | THE GREER CITIZEN what were doing.
I know he has money, but merce, receiving its first Owens presented the
anytime he knows were official dollar of profit. Casey Group Real Estate celebrated the opening of their new location on Memorial Drive Caseys with their first dol-
going to the store, he (This is) one of our big- Extension with a ribbon cutting last week. lar of profit on behalf of
gives us a list of things gest crowds weve ever the chamber before those
he wants. If hes with us, had (at a ribbon cutting), er Greer Chamber of Com- gether to support a new started the business in in attendance celebrated
he just throws things in said Mark Owens, Presi- merce. Its so great to see location. Greer about three years with cake and punch.
the cart and expects us to dent and CEO of the Great- our community comeoto- Scott and Kelly Casey ago and recently moved
pay. He acts like we have
an obligation to do all this
for him. I love my dad,
but this has become an-
noying. What can we do? Palmetto Twist gives back through new program
DR: I know you love
your dad, but he sounds BY KAELYN CASHMAN everything, Miller said. with our decision, she store, she continued. It
like the kind of guy who STAFF WRITER They can have home par- continued. We love get- has been great to be part
doesnt really respect ties. ting to know our custom- of a growing franchise and
boundaries. And these With its two year anni- Along with embroidery ers and building great having the support need-
kinds of folks, as a rule, versary approaching in monogramming, Palmet- relationships in the com- ed to continue to grow my
dont like it when theyre June, downtown retailer to Twist offers vinyl heat munity. business.
suddenly confronted with Palmetto Twist has in- press, vinyl decals and Makala Miller is current- Originally from Illinois,
them. stalled a new Give Back screen printing. ly home from college for Miller moved to the area
Regardless, you need to program. Palmetto Twist Were now a local dis- the summer. as her dad retired last year
have a firm but loving talk Independently owned tributor for vinyl and heat I enjoy working with from his job in Lyman.
with your dad. and operated, Palmetto press, Miller said. Small my daughter and one day I love being around the
Let him know how Twist is an apparel and We refer to businesses, small compa- being able to pass the customers, Miller said.
much he means to both of gift boutique specializ- nies, they can come to us torch over to her and let I love seeing what their
you, but remind him that ing in monograms and ourselves as and buy the heat press her fulfill her dream of dream is.
you and your husband are personalization through from us. running the store, Miller We refer to ourselves as
working hard to get into embroidery, vinyl decals, Pinterest come to Palmetto Twist started said. I wouldnt not trade Pinterest come to life, she
heat transfer, screen print- two years ago as a result this experience for any- continued. We have more
You arent an ing and more. life. We have more of her daughter Makalas thing in the world and am to offer than just mono-
We would love the op- dream. blessed to have a daugh- grams in the store. We also
unloving or portunity to partner with to offer than just I have been self-em- ter who appreciates all have boutique items and
you to help fund your ployed the majority of my the hard work that goes jewelry.
ungrateful daughter programs and/or fund- monograms in the life, so starting the busi- into being self-employed Palmetto Twist is open
raisers, said Angie Miller, ness was an easy decision and wants to follow in her from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
for not letting him Store Owner and Operator. store. for our family, Miller said moms footsteps. Monday through Friday,
As a locally owned com- on the website. We knew Being the first one 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat-
run all over you. pany, we love to give back Greer was a great location to buy a Palmetto Twist urday and closed on Sun-
to our community, and we Angie Miller to open our store because franchise was a little over- day located at 215 W Wade
have a unique program Store Owner/Operator the city has grown so whelming at first,but I did Hampton Blvd, Greer.
better financial shape. that will not only help you much. have years of retail expe-
This means you cant achieve your fundraising the program, which start- Weve met our goals rience working in man- | 877-2076
spend more than is abso- goals but also build up the ed three or four months and couldnt be happier agement for a large retail
lutely necessary. local economy. ago. Palmetto Twist also
If hes hungry, have him The Give Back program added On-The-Go Mono-
over for dinner. If he just is a partnership between grams about a month ago.
needs one or two small Palmetto Twist and any Its an opportunity for
things, thats not such a organization looking for a people who want to make
big deal. But youre not way to raise money during some extra money, Miller
obligated to pay his way a set period of time. said.
just because hes your Anybody who wants to On-The-Go Monogram
dad. do a fundraiser can do a representatives pur-
Like I said, he may or fundraiser through us, sue group sales through
may not like this con- Miller said. We give back hosting home parties or
versation. He may fuss 15 percent of the pro- selling directly to busi-
and throw a little fit, but ceeds. nesses, medical facilities
at that point it becomes For a certain timeframe, and schools, according
his problem, not yours. anyone who completes a to
Chances are hell come purchase in the store and otg-monograms.
around in a week or so, mentions the school or or- Three of the seven dif-
and after he gets over the ganization gets tracked in ferent kits feature dance/
embarrassment of it all, the point of sale system, cheer, local businesses
everything will be all right Miller said. After the set and basic monogramming,
again. timeframe expires, Pal- Miller said. Those are
You arent an unloving metto Twist will add up three of the popular ones
or ungrateful daughter the total amount of sales that we have.
for not letting him run all by that organization and Working on a commis-
over you. Talk to him in a donate 15 percent back to sion base, tiered structure,
kind, respectful way. the program or fundraiser. OTG Reps will be given
If you feel you cant We will promote your the option to buy or earn
stand up to him alone, fundraiser through our so- at least one of the seven
ask your husband to lend cial media channels, and unique kits that are of-
support or put a voice to you would promote the fered, according to the
your wishes. Its import- event on your social me- website. Your own busi-
ant that youre both on dia channels as well, Mill- ness in a bag will include
the same page with this er said. We will also work a catalog displaying sever-
issue. with you on your goals of al design examples, down-
the fundraiser, so you un- loadable PDF flyers, and
derstand what it will take pre-made samples of per-
to meet your goal. sonalized, industry specif-
Skyland Elementary, ic items.

Greer Relief and Relay for Its a southern thing
Life have been a part of to have monograms and




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Police and Fire
The Greer Citizen


Crime Police: Man faces

Report assault charges
after knife threat
(Note: All information
contained in the following
was taken directly from
the official incident reports
filed by the Spartanburg FROM FOX CAROLINA
Sheriffs Office or Greer NEWS PARTNER
Police Department. All
suspects are to be consid- Greer police said a man
ered innocent until proven faces assault, kidnapping
guilty in the court of law.) and weapons charges af-
ter he reportedly became
POSESSION WITH INTENT agitated over an opossum
Jalonzio Demarcus Gam- PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN being in the house and

ble, 20, of 103 Washington held a knife to his female
Ave. B in Greenville has roommates throat.
been charged with Posses- Police said the incident
sion of Heroin and Cocaine The Taylors Fire Department said no injuries were reported in this two-car collision near happened around 11:30
with Intent to Distribute. the intersection of Wade Hampton Boulevard and Fairview Road in Taylors. The incident p.m. on May 26 at a home
occured at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. Morris Davis
According to the inci- on 10th Street.
dent report supplied by Per incident reports, threw the knife into the
Greer Police, an officer warrant for Discharging a with Shoplifting (2nd) and been charged with Public officers arrived to find a kitchen.
was on routine patrol Firearm while Under the Possession of Drug Para- Drunkenness and Posses- woman screaming. She Police found Morris in
around Main and Pelham Influence of Alcohol. phernalia. sion of Schedule 4 Narcot- and a witness, her daugh- his bedroom and placed
streets when he clocked a According to a Greer ics. ter, told officers 68-year- him under arrest.
car going 53 in a 35 mph DUI Police incident report, of- According to an incident old Morris Davis became Morris was charged with
zone. Humberto Saldana Are- ficers were called to the report filed by Greer Po- agitated and began curs- assault and battery first
Upon approaching the nas, 38, of 203 Provence Walmart on East Wade lice, officers arrived at the ing loudly when an opos- degree, kidnapping, and
car, the officer saw the St. in Greenville has been Hampton in regard to a Urgent Care on West Wade sum got into an upstairs possession of a weapon
passenger, Gamble, dig- charged with Driving Un- shoplifting complaint. Hampton, where a woman bedroom. during a violent crime.
ging around frantically. der the Influence. Upon their arrival, the was allegedly staggering The victim said she Activate
There was noYour
word on
Police saw him pushing
a reflective vest into the
According to a Greer
Police incident report, of-
subject was searched and
police found $143.99
around and requesting a
prescription for Xanax.
asked Davis to stop curs-
ing and he removed a
Online Account
what became of the opos-
glove box. ficers responded to the worth of stolen merchan- Police found Michelcic large serrated knife from Today
A narcotics dog was intersection of Hood and dise in a bag that he had there at the office with di- a block in the kitchen and
called to the scene and South Suber Road where a brought into the store. lated pupils. She admitted cornered her against a wall If you already
gave a positive alert to the man was passed out at the Inside his pockets, po- to taking Xanax the pri- at the base of the stairs, have a print
vehicle. In the passenger wheel. lice found a small straw or night. She was issued then placed the knife to subscription to
door panel, officers found Arenas finally awoke and powdered residue. a field sobriety test and her throat and threatened The Greer Citizen
a pistol and magazine, and told officers he had He was arrested and tak- failed. She was found to be to kill her. The victim said but you dont have
as well as a baggy with a been drinking because it en to Greer City Jail. in possession of 11 pills she began screaming for access to The Greer
Citizen online,
rock-like substance in- was his birthday. He was identified as Phentermine help. The daughter then call us today and let
side. The officer identified issued a field sobriety PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS Hydrochloride, a schedule reportedly ran down the us setup your online
the drug as a speedball, a test, which he failed, and Christine Edmund Mi- 4 controlled substance. stairs and said she would account for free!
mix of cocaine and heroin. then taken to the Greer chelcic, 36, of 227 Clear- She was taken into cus- call 911. 864-877-2076
Gamble was arrested and Jail without incident. He idge Way in Greer has tody. Morris then reportedly
taken to Greer City Jail. blew a .18 percent on the
breathalyzer. greercitizen
Bradley Esuary, 38, of HIT AND RUN
115 Pennsylvania Ave. in Benedict Ciro Balzono,
Greer has been charged 53, of 110 Buncombe St.
with Malicious Damage. in Greer has been charged
According to the Greer with Hit and Run of an Un-
Police incident report, attended Vehicle.
two officers responded to According to the Greer
the above address in ref- Police incident report, of-
erence to a disturbance. ficers responded to Trade
There, the complainant St., where a witness had
stated that Esuary had seen Balcono strike a vehi-
blocked the driveway with cle and leave the scene.
his truck, not allowing her When police arrived at
to leave. Then, she says, he his home to question him,
punched her windshield Balzono admitted to hit-
until it broke. Soon there- ting the vehicle and then
after, the subject arrived driving off.
bleeding from his left arm He was arrested and
and hand. transported to the Greer
He was issued a citation Police Department for
for Malicious Damage. booking and arraignment.


Michael Ray Chatman, Sharon L. Gilreath, 48,
56, has been charged with of 4267 Sandy Flat Rd. in
Discharging a Firearm Taylors has been charged
Within City Limits. with Assault and Battery
According to an inci- and Public Drunkenness.
dent report filed by Greer According to an incident
Police, dispatch got a call report filed by Greer Po-
about a man shooting a lice, officers responded to
dog with a handgun. a report of a fight at Sally
Chatman said he and Beauty Supply Store.
his wife were grilling out There, a complainant
when their German Shep- said Gilreath had pushed
herd broke his chain and her several times. Upon
jumped the fence. His wife questioning Gilreath,
told police that the dog police noticed she had
had become aggressive slurred speech and was
and attacked Chatman, providing conflicting
causing a cut on his nose. statements. She also ad-
She claims Chatman mitted to having taken the
then went and shot the medication Phentermine a
dog. The dog was found few hours prior.
dead nearby. She was placed under ar-
Chatman was arrested rest on the above charges
for Animal Cruelty and and transported to Greer
Discharging a Weapon City Jail.
with City Limits. He was
given a breathalyzer at SHOPLIFTING
Greer City Jail and blew a Eric Steven McMillan, 31
.17 percent. of 3993 N. Highway 101
Police were seeking a in Greer has been charged

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The dinner is really a cel- of Greer, among others.
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017 

Warriors eye return to playoffs in 2017 BLAME

Following a winless sea-
son in 2015, the River-
side football team got a
taste of winning last year,
which our guys were ex-
Time off
cited about, said head dont envy my wifes
coach Phil Smith. When profession nine months
you start with excitement, out of the year.
youre already a step Teaching is a tough gig.
ahead. It comes with an insane
The Warriors went 4-6 amount of pressure and
with a 1-4 record in the re- extremely expectations.
gion in 2016, missing out It also comes with three
on the playoffs after being months off.
plagued by injuries late in Shannon makes sure Im
the season. well aware of this.
Riverside got back at it You see, the count-
last Friday, competing in down at my house starts
a scrimmage to culminate at about 100 days. After
spring workout sessions. particularly rough days,
Throughout the spring Ill hear Shannon come
game, which ultimately in mumbling Only 100
saw the Warrior offense more days of this non-
defeat the defense 42-33, sense. You better believe
Smith and his staff were Im not going to be doing
able to evaluate many of anything this summer.
the players on the roster. I remember that feeling
Were a young team, well. When I was a kid,
said Smith. Well have a I couldnt wait until the
lot of starters for the first long vacation that was
time, but we have some RYAN HANRAHAN | THE GREER CITIZEN summer break. What a
very talented freshman time to be alive! Only 100
and sophomores. The Riverside football team ended spring workouts with a scrimmage at The Reservation last Friday night. The Warriors more days of school.
Despite the relative lack are coming off a four-win season in 2016, hoping to return to the playoffs this fall. Now, as a guy with a
of starting experience, the regular old full-time job,
Warriors do return junior the first time this season, Smith said. But our new up throwing lanes, he evaluate film and evaluate the idea of three months
quarterback Logan Diben- will oversee Dibenedetto offense better suits our said. kids that will be part of off is only something
edetto, who played signif- and the rest of the War- guys skillsets. The coaching staff is the varsity squad, Smith I ponder in my wildest
icant minutes last season riors offense. He is using Hes hopeful that the excited about the teams said. dreams.
as well as for the offense the summer to overhaul new scheme will allow his chances to better their The Warriors open their This is why I refer
during this years spring the offense and imple- offense to run more effi- 2016 season and will head 2017 season on August to my wife as Malibu
game. ment a new run-pass op- ciently and perform to a into the summer with 18th on the road at Travel- Shannon in the summer
Head Coach Smith, who tion scheme. high level this upcoming plenty of tape to find new ers Rest High School. time. Because she literally
will also be serving as of- Running the offense is season. Well put the de- ways to improve. turns it off. She goes from
fensive coordinator for completely new to me, fense in a bind and open We will go back and worrying about tests and
grades and lesson plans
and parent conferences

Blue Ridge names field for

to worrying solely about
what kind of sunblock
will serve her best on her
four-hour trip to the pool.

former head baseball coach

She begins seeing the
world more vividly.
Her days are divided
between reading books,
BY BILLY CANNADA the Tigers, Henson played and assistant coach of the front-porch sittin and
SPORTS EDITOR football, basketball and football, basketball, and errand runnin.
baseball, while serving as baseball teams. He also Shes Malibu Shannon
Blue Ridge High School president of his senior served as the head varsity and her worries are few.
named its baseball field class. After graduating basketball coach for one This summer, howev-
for a decorated former from North Greenville season and head junior er, shes in the second
head coach Tuesday night. Junior College and Fur- varsity coach for four sea- trimester of her first preg-
Now known as Jerry man University with an sons. nancy. Im usually quick
Henson Field, the Tigers education degree, Hen- From 1972-1985 Hen- to give her a hard time
home turf was dedicated son taught four years at sons teams won four re- about all the vacation
at a ceremony honoring Greenville Junior High and gion titles, made six play- shes getting (I KNOW ITS
current players. completed his Masters off appearances and won DESERVED VACATION
A lifelong resident of Degree from Converse the schools only baseball TEACHERS), but I will not
the Blue Ridge Communi- College before returning Upper State Champion- be doing that over the
ty, Henson is a 1962 hon- to Blue Ridge. During his ship in 1974. His 1977 next three months.
or graduate of Blue Ridge 38 years of teaching and team had a school history You have to realize,
High School. coaching at Blue Ridge, he 19-game winning streak with a pregnant wife,
During his time with served as the head coach SEE FIELD | B3 youre always on a layer
BILLY CANNADA | THE GREER CITIZEN of thin ice. Your wife is
developing a human life
The Greer defense topped the Yellow Jacket offense last in her womb, so dealing
Friday at Dooley Field during the annual spring game. with the husbands non-
sense isnt something that

Jackets back in
typically flies.
I was on the phone with
a friend earlier this week
and was trying to get
some parenting advice.

full swing after This guy has already had

three girls, so he knows
exactly what Im up
against here.

spring practice
I only have one piece of
advice, he told me.
My ears perked up.
OK, hit me with it, I

FOR THE GREER CITIZEN Make life as easy as
you can for her right now,
Jacket Backers taking in June 9: USC 7-on-7 Tourney because in a few months,
Greer Highs spring foot- June 15: Newberry 7-on-7 she is not going to be
ball game on Friday night June 23: Spartanburg 7-on-7 happy with you, he said.
at Dooley Field were treat- June 29: Chapman 7-on-7 He wasnt done.
ed to a finish worthy of July 14-15: Byrnes 7-on-7 Rub her feet, do the
a national championship July 18: Boiling Springs laundry, make dinner
contest. Sophomore line- 7-on-7 whatever you can.
backer Najawuan Smith Is my situation really
intercepted a deflected portunities with penalties about to be this dire? Is
pass at the goal line as and turnovers that result- the presence of a new-
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN time ran out to give the ed in points for the de- born in my home going
defense a 36-33 win over fense. An early touchdown to make my wife want to
The GBC Pirates won the single a playoff bracket to claim a Gold Championship. the offense. The defense pass from Trey Houston hurt me?
had led the entire contests to Quay White was erased It very well could

GBC crowns champions

until the offense staged a by a flag; Tryick Smith re- I was just researching
late rally in a battle that covered a fumble inside and the internet says (the
featured many big plays. the red zone to stop an- internet never lies) that
I thought the kids did a other early drive; a pen- babies cry for a total of
good job of flying around alty cancelled Matt Huffs three hours a day when
SPORTS EDITOR 2017 CHAMPIONS | and competing,
Coach Will Young after-
said 17-yard touchdown run in
the third quarter.
they are first born! I dont
do anything (except may-
wards. They looked pret- Among the offensive be sleep) for three hours a
Greer Baseball Classic (A) Playoff Bracket (Silver) ty good for having had bright spots were a 70- day! How could a baby be
teams recently wrapped GBC Brewers Champions only eight days of prac- yard touchdown run by capable of such madness?
up 2017, and four champi- tice, and they had a good Dre Williams, a 24-yard I already hate to be on
ons were crowned. (A) Playoff Bracket (Gold) time. But we have a ways touchdown pass from Trey my wifes bad side, and
Finishing first in the sin- GBC Pirates Champions to go. Houston to Williams, and all this crying is going to
gle A league were the GBC Young had feared the a 12-yard touchdown toss make staying away from
Pirates, who edged out the (AA) Playoff Bracket (Silver) defense would dominate from Houston to Braxton that even harder.
GBC Brewers in the cham- GBC Angels Champions because the offense had Collins. Houston complet- So, Malibu Shannon, if
pionship. In double A, the our tails handed to us on ed 14 of 23 passes for 140 youre reading this, take
GBC Tigers won gold and (AA) Playoff Bracket (Gold) Wednesday and Thursday yards, and Williams had all the IKEA trips you
the GBC Angels took sil- GBC Tigers Champions in practice. But the kids 145 yards rushing. Huff want. Sleep in, go get a
ver. went out and performed connected on passes of pedicuredo whatever
Placing first and second (MINOR) Playoff Bracket (OZONE) Playoff Bracket better than I thought they 40 and 60 yards to set up it takes to have the best
respectively in the minor (Silver) (Silver) would. field goal attempts that summer of your life.
league were the GBC Roy- GBC Pirates Champions GBC Braves Champions Although inexperienced failed. Because this is the calm
als and the GBC Pirates. up front and relatively Young said, Williams before the storm.
In the OZONE league, the (MINOR) Playoff Bracket (Gold) (OZONE) Playoff Bracket (Gold) young overall, the Yellow ran very well, and Houston
GBC Marlins took gold GBC Royals Champions GBC Marlins Champions Jacket offense moved the did a good job at quarter-
while the GBC Braves ball well at times only to back. Trey is a year older
snagged silver. blow several scoring op- SEE JACKETS | B3

NASCAR loves
the troops
he story I would like
to tell this week is MY BRAIN
not my own, but I
believe it is one we can all
I could go a different
route. We could talk about
how, although I do believe ELLIOTT
NASCAR needs an annual
All-Star Race, Id prefer Also, Goodyear will
that they come up with a once again have Support
format that isnt com- Our Troops painted on
pletely incomprehensible the sidewalls of its tires
and yes, Im gonna say it for this race.
boring. These are grand and
I could dredge up wonderful gestures, to be
my ancient joke about sure, but nothing tops a
Ive had marriages that decision NASCAR made
didnt last as long as the way back in the dark ages,
STREETER LECKA | GETTY IMAGES Memorial Day weekends on Sunday May 25, 2009.
Coca-Cola 600 at Char- Rain fell on Charlotte
Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 DOW Salutes Veterans Chevrolet, celebrates with his crew after winning the Monster lotte Motor Speedway. Motor Speedway that day;
Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28 in Charlotte, North Carolina. We could talk about how lots of it. Not a single
you could read a sizable lap was run, and hours
chunk of War and Peace passed before NASCAR

Dillon back in Victory Lane

and actually find it more finally decided to call it a
exciting than the event, day, postponing the race
or hop on a plane during until Monday Memorial
the pre-race show and be Day.
in Costa Rica before the Things went well de-

After fuel-
checkered flag drops. spite a few early sprinkles
first full season of Cup beneath the engine com- the outside wall. Moments and light showers, and
racing in 2014. partment as fluid spilled later, NASCAR red-flagged after the event had been
NASCAR takes
mileage It hasnt sunk in yet,
Dillon said in Victory Lane.
I cant believe it. I was just
from the Chevy. Brad Ke-
selowski skidded through
the oil, as if his No. 2 Ford
the race because of the
threat of heavy rain and
lightning in the area. this program very
under way for about three
hours with Brian Vickers
in the lead I really miss

gamble really focused on those

last laps. My fianc wrote
in the car, When you keep
had hit a patch of ice, and
piled into the back of El-
liotts car, destroying both
The rain arrived and
drenched the track, forc-
ing a delay of 1 hour, 39
seeing that guy on the
track, by the way the
caution flag waved.
BY REID SPENCER God in first-place, he will machines. minutes, 56 seconds. This race is LONG but There hadnt been a
NASCAR WIRE take you places you never Somebody broke, and Truex dominated after its also very meaningful wreck and there was no
imagined. there was just oil every- a restart on Lap 176 and to the body that sanctions smoke or visible debris.
Armed with a new crew And, I never imagined I where, and I couldnt won the second stage go- it. When it comes to rec- NASCAR officials had
chief and a gas tank that be here at the 600 Victory turn, Keselowski said. I ing away. The driver of the ognizing and very public- stopped the race to ob-
held just enough fuel to Lane. Praise the Lord and ran into the back of Chase. No. 78 Toyota appeared ly honoring our military, serve Memorial Days Na-
get him to the end of 600 all these guys who work Somebody broke in front headed for another victory no one does it better than tional Moment of Silence.
miles with less than a sec- so hard; and my pit crew is of him, and then he ran in Stage 3 until series lead- NASCAR, who considers it At this point, the story
ond to spare, Austin Dil- the best on pit road. I love over what they broke and er Kyle Larson blew a tire not only necessary, but a belongs to someone else,
lon won the first Monster it for them. Were in the then he broke, so there and pounded the wall on top priority. my friend Kim Wilson.
Energy NASCAR Cup Se- playoffs. Its awesome. were two cars broke in Lap 292. This year, activities to Her husband was on the
ries of his career and put Dillon, who led only the front of me and just oil ev- I got really loose into honor those who have other side of the world
the vaunted No. 3 Chevro- final two laps, had to re- erywhere. (Turn) 3 and hit the wall sacrificed their lives have that day, in Baghdad
let back in Victory Lane for strain himself from using You couldnt stop and and got a lot of damage, been ongoing throughout protecting our freedom,
the first time since 2000. too much fuel in pursuit turn. You couldnt do any- and the tire started to go the week, with probably and Kim was watching
Working for the first of Johnson. thing. Its a real bummer down and then exploded the best-known being the the race on TV with her
time in the Monster En- I was just trying to be for our team. We had a in (Turn) 1, Larson said. #NASCARSalutes social 8-year-old son, Dakota.
ergy NASCAR Cup Series patient with the No. 48, really fast Miller Lite Ford, I just hate it that I made media campaign. Together they stood
with crew chief Justin Al- Dillon said. I could see and I think we had a shot a mistake there in Turn 3 This is much more up in the middle of their
exander, Dillon was one of him saving. I thought Id at winning tonight, but and got in the wall. than just another of the family room along with
eight drivers who stayed saved enough early, where thats how it goes. I wasnt even running many ubiquitous hashtag the tens of thousands of
on the track when the I could attack at the end, Elliott was equally dis- hard up there. I just got campaigns constant- fans in attendance at the
strongest cars in the Sun- but I tried to wait as long appointed that his car was loose and then I hit it and ly popping up on our track, while Old Glory
day nights Coca-Cola 600 as possible. And when he on a wrecker in the garage. it ruined our day. Im hop- various platforms like lowered to half-mast
at Charlotte Motor Speed- ran out, I figured Id go The No. 33 broke some- ing to hold onto the point dandelions. NASCAR snapped in the wind and
waythe Toyotas of even- back in and save where I thing ahead of me and I lead and then go to Dover takes this program very crew members formed a
tual runner-up Kyle Busch was lifting, and it worked ended up hitting it, Elliott next week and try to do seriously. The names of solemn line on pit road.
and third-place Martin out. said. I hit it pretty hard. I better. fallen military service Kim said she looked
Truex Jr.came to pit I ran out at the line, and knew it had hurt our nose (As it turned out, Truex members are placed on down at Dakota, who was
road on Lap 368 of 400. it gurgled all around just at least, then I saw some took over the series lead the front windshields of standing tall and proud
Saving fuel for the entire to do one little spin and flames and figured we by five points over Larson, all the Cup Series cars in with his small right palm
run, Dillon trailed Jimmie push it back to Victory were laying down oil too, with Keselowski 82 points the Coca-Cola 600, and over his heart, like a min-
Johnson, who also stayed Lane. I guess. back in third-place.) specially-prepared Honor iature soldier.
out, until the seven-time Matt Kenseth ran fourth, Brad couldnt get After Larsons accident, and Remember flags are I counted my bless-
champion ran out of gas followed by Joe Gibbs rac- stopped and ended up Truex lost three spots on displayed throughout the ings and sent up a silent
with less than three laps ing teammate Denny Ham- kind of finishing us off, pit road on Lap 294, ced- garage area, representing prayer, thanking God that
left. With Busch and Truex lin, as Toyotas claimed po- but it was a bummer. I ing the stage win to Denny those who have died in my husband was in Bagh-
in hot pursuit, Dillon had sitions two through five. hate it. I dont really know Hamlin. service from each of the dad and not part of the
just enough fuel to get to The fireworks started what you do about stuff But Truex, who led a 50 United States. deeper meaning of Memo-
the finish line. early at the 1.5-mile track, like that. Just move on. race-high 233 lapsand Even if youre not rial Day, she said. I gave
The No. 3 Chevrolet more than six hours be- After the subsequent led the most laps in the a member or a fan of Dakotas shoulder a little
owned by Dillons grand- fore the race ended. On restart on Lap 28, the rest Coca-Cola 600 for the Twitter, you can still go squeeze and he looked up
father, Richard Childress, Lap 20, five laps before of the first 100-lap stage third straight year with to and type at me with his big brown
returned to the winners a scheduled competition ran caution-free, with Kyle only last years win to in #NASCARSalutes to eyes and smiled and said,
circle for the first time caution, a large piece of Busch passing Truex on show for itregained the read posts from drivers, Mommy, NASCAR loves
since the late Dale Earn- debris shot from the back Lap 90 and pulling away top spot after a restart on team owners and crew the troops.
hardt won his last race on of Jeffrey Earnhardts to secure the playoff point lap 334, clearing Kyle Bus- members honoring our Yes they do, honey,
Oct. 15, 2000 at Talladega. smoking No. 33 car into accorded the stage winner. ch through the first two military heroes both past Kim said. And thats why
After Earnhardts death the path of Chase Elliotts Truex was leading when corners, and soon pulled and present. You should I love NASCAR.
in the 2001 Daytona 500, No. 24 Chevrolet. the caution flag flew for away to a two-second lead. check it out; it might Theres not much more I
Childress retired the num- The debris knocked a the third time on Lap 142 Then Dillons fuel-mile- change your mind about can add to that. I wouldnt
ber in NASCARs premier hole in the nose of Elliotts after Matt DiBenedettos age play changed every- a few drivers you thought even presume to try.
series until Dillon ran his car, and flames erupted No. 32 Ford slammed into thing. you knew.

Late pass gives Blaney XFINITY win at Charlotte

BY REID SPENCER fifth time in his career. portunity he needed.
NASCAR WIRE Harvick took the defeat Christopher Bell fin-
philosophically, knowing ished fourth in his NA-
Kevin Harvick was be- he was confronted with a SCAR XFINITY Series de-
tween a rock and a hard pair of difficult choices at but, after a remarkable
place with three laps left the end. recovery from a spin off
in Saturdays Hisense 4K I knew I was in a pick- Turn 4 on the third lap
TV 300 at Charlotte Mo- le then, Harvick said. I of the race. Turned side-
tor Speedway, and Ryan didnt really know what to ways by a tap from Ryan
Blaney took full advantage do. If you take the bottom Reeds Roush Fenway Rac-
of the veteran drivers co- and get the 12 (Blaney) ing Ford, Bells No. 18 Joe
nundrum. and 22 (Keselowski) Gibbs Racing Toyota slid
Passing Harvick for the hooked up, we might have through the infield grass
lead after a restart on got beaten worse. but avoided major damage
Lap 198 and 200, Blaney We just got beat by the to the undercarriage.
crossed the finish line 12. He did a great job all Bell spent the next 195
.244 seconds ahead of the day on the restarts. laps working his way back
driver of the No. 41 Stew- In fact, Blaney led 107 toward the front.
art-Haas Racing Ford. laps to Harvicks 58, but Im glad it was 200 laps,
Blaney had pushed Har- was shuffled back to third because we used every sin-
vick to the front past even- during his final pit stop gle bit of it, Bell said. We
tual third-place finisher on Lap 160 when he was didnt have a lot of luck
Austin Dillon on a restart blocked in his stall on pit on the restarts at the be-
after the 10th caution, road. ginning of the race, start-
brought out when Michael MIKE COMER | GETTY IMAGES I thought we had a re- ing on the bottom, but we
Annetts No. 5 JR Motor- ally good pit stop, Blaney got the luck (with outside
sports Chevrolet scraped Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Snap-On Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning said. I just kind of got starting positions) when
the Turn 3 wall on Lap boxed in, didnt angle out we needed it at the end.
the NASCAR Xfinity Series Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27 in very well. That was on me. Denny Hamlin finished
But when Blaney pow- Charlotte, North Carolina. But luckily we were able fifth, followed by Ke-
ered his No. 12 Team Pen- to get back on the front selowski, Cole Custer,
ske Ford into second-place Team Penske teammate he exited Turn 4. End of his only NASCAR XFINI- row and give us a shot. It Brennan Poole, Brendan
after the 11th caution, Brad Keselowski, setting story. TY Series victory in 2006. was so hard starting third Gaughan and Tyler Red-
Harvick was faced with a up the possibility of a fe- We were able to push Dave Blaney was at CMS when you only have a cou- dick.
dilemma when the caution rocious push. Kevin (Harvick) to the on Saturday to celebrate ple of laps to get to the Despite his crash and
flew for the final time for Harvick chose the top front and get to second, with his son. front row. 35th-place result, Sadler
Darrell Wallace Jr.s spin in lane but couldnt clear and that gave us a shot To win at a track where That was really tough, retained the series lead
Turn 2 on Lap 194. If Har- Blaney through the first and got by him at the end my father did is pretty and I thought we were go- by six points over JR Mo-
vick chose the inside lane two corners after the re- there on that last restart, cool, Blaney said. ing to run out of laps to torsports teammate Justin
for the final restart, sec- start with three laps to go. said Blaney, who won at Blaney won for the first make it happen. Allgaier, who started from
ond-place Blaney would Blaney surged ahead and the same track that gave time this season, the first The final caution, how- the pole and finished 12th.
have lined up in front of had the lead by the time his father, Dave Blaney, time at Charlotte and the ever, gave Blaney the op-

Drummond, Miller to host camp FIELD: Named for Henson

FROM B1 first honored class as an
Greer High basketball pete from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 uting members to society since taking the boys head athlete and coach.
coaches Greg Miller and p.m., while girls, grades one day, so we try to help coaching job at Greer. His on the way to a 20-1 regu- Henson remains on the
Mazzie Drummond are 3-6, will go from 1 p.m.-5 them mature in any way team has worked with lar season record. field at every practice
teaming up to host the p.m. Registration forms we can. Cops for Tots and has of- Henson notched his and game, still pitching
third annual Yellow Jacket received by July 1 will get Drummond, who coach- ten participated in com- 100th career victory in batting practice, keeping
Basketball Camp from July a discounted rate of $40 es the girls varsity team, munity events. 1981 and had collected notes, preparing the field
17-20. for the camp. All regis- will have several of his Its why I coach, Miller 116 wins by the end of the and scouting opponents
The camp, which will tration after July 1 will be players present at the said. I love winning and 1981 season, a 17-5 sea- Ridge Baseball, Blue
be held from 8:30 a.m.- 5 $55. The price includes a camp as well. The sec- I definitely want to win a son. Ridge Athletics, Blue Ridge
p.m. daily, was designed free t-shirt. ond year head coach said state championship some In 2003, Henson was se- High School, and the Blue
to spark interest in the While campers will work teaching grade school stu- day, but the bigger part lected as an inductee into Ridge Community.
program from young play- on ball skills and team de- dents refreshes his pas- of it is the life lessons you the Blue Ridge High School
ers. fense, Miller said there is sion for the game. learn through sports. Im Athletic Hall of Fames | 877-2076
Were excited to get to a deeper purpose behind I enjoy working with not the man I am today if
do this again, Miller said. the event. the younger kids, he said. it wasnt for all the coach-

Really, the purpose of it is We do focus on all- Ive always said that every es whove helped me and
for our players to become around skillsball han- high school coach should shown me the bigger pic-
leaders. We want them to dling, shooting, passing, find a way to work with ture. One day, the game is
get to know and mentor learning to play defense. some young kids during going to end, so you have
some of the younger play- We want it to be well the offseason. It keeps you to get players ready for
ers in Greer and increase rounded, he said. But, fresh and helps you not when that happens.
their passion for basket-
its also important that
our players learn how
take your job for grant-
ed. It keeps your teaching
For more information on
registration, email gmill- CALL 864-877-2076
There will be two ses- to behave and act while skills alive. or RATES
sions during the event. theyre on the court. Our Miller has installed a mdrummon@greenville.
Boys, grades 3-6, will com- goal is to create contrib- number of traditions 20 words or less: $13.50 first insertion
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their stroke play result but
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1-ranked team all season.
West Floridas lineup is
REDZONE YOUTH CAMP potent at every position.
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tackles. Nor is there a and yet that paled fundamentals required to ranked among the top 11 or an intention to make such Notice is hereby given
good chance that people play the game of football. in Division II. preference, limitation or dis- that OHM CONCESSION
someday will think about in comparison to Campers will be intro- The top-ranked Argo- crimination. This newspaper GROUP d.b.a THE KITCH-
the guy who forced six duced to every position on nauts led three matches will not knowingly accept EN BY WOLFGANG PUCK
fumbles over the course what Cortez meant the field, and will receive wire-to-wire and regained any advertising for real es- intends to apply to the South
of a decade-long football instruction from both the the lead in a fourth with tate which is in violation of Carolina Department of
career. They will, how- to the people who North Greenville Football four holes to play after a the law. Our readers hereby Revenue for a license/per-
ever, remember a guy Staff and current NGU brief Newberry one-shot informed that all dwelling ad- mit that will allow the sale
named Cortez Kennedy knew him off the players. advantage. While several vertised in this newspaper and ON premises consump-
when they think about Campers will also have pairings remained with- are available on an equal op- tion of beer, wine and liquor
what a football player is field. the opportunity to learn in three strokes during portunity basis. at 500 AVIATION PARKWAY,
supposed to be on and off training and conditioning the front nine, West Flor- 5-3,10,17,24,31-TFN SUITE 17-GH1, GREER,
the field. techniques utilized by col- ida began to put distance SC 29651. To object to
LEGAL NOTICE the issuance of this permit/
Tez was the kind
of player you couldnt
coming days will read of
his success on the field as
lege athletes around the
country. These techniques
between itself and the
Wolves as groups made
LEGAL NOTICE license, written protest must
ignore. A Hall of Famer a great Seattle Seahawk will help increase speed, the turn and officially be postmarked no later than
who spent all 11 years of and Miami Hurricane; agility, quickness, and clinched their berth into ANYONE CLAIMING A 1999 June 2, 2017.
his career with the Seattle however, the full story strength. Football games the national semifinals NISSAN FRONTIER, VIN For a protest to be valid,
Seahawks during their lies in his loving, fun, and competition will an eight-shot win by sev- #IN6DD2659XC344197, it must be in writing, and
raucous 90s ... a graduate positive and giving heart. take place on the fields enth-ranked Henry West- Silver in color. Vehicle to should include the following
of The U. A guy uni- In my many years working throughout the camp, and moreland overHarry be claimed at Coopers Gas information:
versally revered by those in the NFL, no one better a T-shirt will be provided Bolton. King, 214 E. Poinsett Street, (1) the name, address and
who played with him and exemplified what it meant for all campers. Carlos Leandro, the Greer, SC, 29651.1-864- telephone number of the
those who coached him. to be a great player on the Wolves top-ranked indi- 877-5182.If no oneclaims person filing the protest;
It was sad to learn of field, and yet that paled WOLVES FALL TO TOP- vidual at No. 12 in Divi- within 30 days an affidavit for (2) the specific reasons why
his death at age 48. At the in comparison to what RANKED WEST FLORIDA sion II, was the only New- a title on an abandoned vehi- the application should be
time of this writing, there Cortez meant to the peo- Newberry closed out its berry player to defeat his cle will be filed. denied;
was no official cause. The ple who knew him off the 2016-17 campaign with opponent, besting Bryce 5-31, 6-7,14 (3) that the person pro-
morning of his death, it field. People of all races, a 4-1 loss to No. 1 West Geraghty by two strokes testing is willing to attend a
was kind of striking and religions and nationalities Florida in the match play with a four-over 74. LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE hearing (if one is requested
weird to actually read counted him as a friend -- quarterfinals at the 2017 Thompson fired the by the applicant);
official Twitter accounts athletes and non-athletes NCAA Division II Mens best round of the day for STATE OF (4) that the person pro-
that didnt make you alike. We should all aspire Golf Championships, offi- Newberry and his person- SOUTH CAROLINA testing resides in the same
cringe in embarrassment to have as big a heart as cially finishing in a tie for al best of the tournament, COUNTY OF county where the proposed
for a change. his! fifth place in the nation. four shots lower than any SPARTANBURG place of business is located
Said the Seahawks: Tez Perhaps the greatest Newberry equals its own of his three stroke play or within five miles of the
was an NFL Defensive thing I ever read about South Atlantic Conference rounds, with a two-over IN THE FAMILY COURT business; and,
Player of the Year, Pro the guy -- and well surely record from 2011 for the 72. Unfortunately for SEVENTH JUDICIAL (5) the name of the appli-
Football Hall of Famer hear more about his char- highest finish by a league Thompson, however, he CIRCUIT cant and the address of the
and Seahawks ambassa- itable efforts in coming team in the mens golf fell by four strokes to the premises to be licensed.
dor, but more than his days -- came from his first national championship nations top-ranked player SUMMONS Protests must be mailed to:
on-field accomplishments, NFL coach, Chuck Knox. event. The Wolves have in Blanchet. C.A. No.: 2017-DR-42-0851 S. C. Department of Reve-
he was a loyal son, father, He was the guy that gave made three of the SACs Evan DeGraziabrief- Christina Jenkins and nue, ATTN: ABL, P.O. Box
teammate and friend to him number 96 and told five all-time appearanc- ly took a lead over Jacob Christopher Jenkins, 125, Columbia, SC 29214-
many, possessing a larger- him to play defensive es in the tournament and Huizinga, but the No. 11 Plaintiffs, 0907; or faxed to: (803) 896-
than-life personality and tackle ... if that was OK are the only conference player nationally bounced vs. 0110.
an infectious laugh. ... We with him. Kennedys re- program to advance into back for a five-shot win. Daniel Perdomo, Defendant. 5-17,24, 31

are proud to have been sponse: Put me wherever match play. Christian Bosso defeat-
represented by such a
special person.
you want and let the big
dog hunt.
The Wolves knew their
task was tall entering
edSpencer Skiffby nine
shots in the second pair- ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE AUCTIONS
Said New Orleans Saints Now that is a legacy. Thursday mornings ing. HEREBY SUMMONED and
general manager Manny Rest in peace, Cortez. You round. Sixth-seeded and Vroon is determined to required to answer the Com- NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Loomis: Many who will were a killer tackle. seventh-ranked Newber- use this year as a catalyst plaint in this action, a copy Property of the following ten-
read about him in the ry drew West Florida in for future successes. of which is herewith served ants will be sold for cash to
upon you, and to serve a satisfy rental liens in accor-
copy of your ANSWER to dance with Title 39, Chapter

JACKETS: Bring back several key returning starters

the said Complaint on the 20, Section 10 through 50.
Plaintiffs attorney at 122 All items will be sold or oth-
N. Main Street, Anderson, erwise disposed of. Sale will
South Carolina, 29621, with- be conducted on Monday
FROM B1 linebackers who are physi- rated himself from the er in Week Zero at 5-A in thirty (30) days after the the 19th day of June, 2017
cal and can run. I feel good crowd, Young said. Westside High on August service hereof, exclusive of at 10:00 AM with bidding to
and has a little better un- about our defense going Greer has a new place 18th. the day of service, and if you take place on
derstanding of what he is into the summer. kicking coach, Jorge San- A summer mini camp fail to answer the Complaint All goods will be sold in AS IS
supposed to be doing now. tos, also the schools head will be held for the Greer within the time aforesaid, the condition, all items or spaces
He also plays better when REBUILDING THE O LINE soccer coach who former- Middle D team of 6-8th. Plaintiffs in this action will ap- may not be available at time
we are hitting live, as op- The Yellow Jackets have ly coached at Woodruff graders, a group of around ply to the Court for the relief of sale. Cash only and a
posed to him wearing a 17 returning starters, a and replaces Tracy Miller 50. demanded in the Complaint $50.00 cleaning deposit will
red jersey in practice. large number that Coach who has retired. Incoming ninth graders and judgment by default will be taken. Property is SROA
Defensive coordina- Young admits is very un- Sammy Dixon, formerly will begin workouts this be rendered against you for Greer, 2276 North SC 101,
tor Travis Perry was also usual. Most of the seniors at Christ Church, replac- summer, and Young ex- the relief demanded in the Greer, SC, 29651 STANS-
pleased, saying, I thought are on defense, but the of- es secondary coach Coby pects 19-20 players in this Complaint. FIELD, KIMBERLY 612 sit-
our defensive line played fense is young with most- Peeler who left for a head group Anderson, South Carolina down Huffy Bicycle, furniture,
well and will be the strong ly juniors, which is weird. coaching job in Colleton There have been no March 21, 2017. lanterns, bed posts, tools,
point of our defense this Because so many are back County. Other staff chang- transfers into the program Donald L. Smith, misc picture frames, home
season. We have a rela- made it easier and fast- es include Thomas Wilkes as in recent years, but the (SC Bar#6699) decor.
tively inexperienced sec- er to install our offense who will coach running Yellow Jackets will start Attorney for Plaintiffs 5-31-6-14

ondary that let one of our and defense. Also this is backs after serving as the fall drills with 90 candi- 122 N. Main Street
better receivers beat them a good group of kids that D Team coach last fall. dates for the varsity and Anderson, SC 29621
a couple of times, but we will work hard. Justin Green, formerly at jayvee teams. We dont
will work on that all sum- Youngs goal for this Eastside, will coach the D have an empty locker right
mer in 7-on-7 games. summer is rebuilding the team this fall. now, but if we get some
Perry added, Quant Co- offensive line where three Summer workouts will new kids over the sum-
hen has had a great spring. starters, including Shrine begin next week with mer, I will move out of my
Matthew Mason, a senior Bowl tackle Noah Han- conditioning and weight office and they can dress
outside linebacker, played non, graduated. Replac- training Mondays through in there, Young said.
well tonight as did Tim ing Noah is an on going Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Im looking forward
Eckroth and sophomore project, Young said. But noon. The defensive sec- to a fun summer without
linebacker Jakyre Kerns. I feel we will get there. ondary and offensive skill a vacation, Coach Perry
Coach Young also These kids have a lot to players will compete in said. And the kids will
praised the play of defen- learn about techniques. 7-on-7 games on a weekly also have to work hard
sive backs Jacob Harris The Yellow Jackets also basis. July events will in- to if they are going to be
and Richie Saddler. Most must find a punter and clude a lineman challenge ready to open up with
of the secondary are se- place kicker. Several are and a mini camp. Westside.
niors, except for Ethan competing for the jobs, Fall practice begins July
Alexander, and we have but Juan Ruiz has sepa- 28th. for the season open-

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Culvers employee surprised by proposal at work


Katlyn Miller and Pat-

rick Middleton will soon
share more than just em-
ployment at Culvers in
Greertheyll also share a
last name.
Middleton decided to
propose to his girlfriend,
Miller, a manager at the
restaurant, in a unique
way last month

My initial reaction
was, for real?

Katlyn Miller
Toward the end of one
of Millers shifts, Middle- PHOTO | SUBMITTED
ton went into the back of-
fice to talk to the general Patrick Middleton and Katlyn Miller recently got engaged
manager, saying he had to
fill out one more piece of
at the Culvers in Greer, where they are both employed.
paperwork for the board-
ing process to work at knee, Middleton asked,
Culvers. Katlyn, would you like
I didnt think anything marriage with a side of
of it, Miller said. love?
Then, the general man- Miller said, yes.
ager came up front, telling My initial reaction was,
Miller and another man- for real? Miller said. He
ager to come outside with gives me a hard time about
her so she could show that because I was taken
them what to monitor by surprise and I did have
during the summer; such a few happy tears.
as trashcans emptied, the In celebration, the newly
patio area cleaned and the engaged couple shared a
electronic sign checked banana split.
for spelling errors. I do love the food
While they were looking there, Miller said. Frozen
at the sign, the message custard and cheese curds
read, Question of the are my two favorites, but I PHOTO | SUBMITTED
Day. also like our burgers. at a resort in Charleston,
Next, the sign flashed, Born in Illinois, Miller where she met Middleton. Katlyn Miller said, Yes, when Patrick Middleton got down on one knee and asked, Would
Katlyn, will you marry majored in Hospitality I had worked at a Cul- you like marriage with a side of love?
me? and Tourism Management vers in Illinois through
At that moment, Middle- at college there. college, Miller said. I
ton came from the drive-th- I love the hospitality as- really wanted to get back Miller accepted a man- Middleton found work help from Culvers team.
ru side of the building in a pect, interacting with the into it. agement position at the down the street and also The wedding day is set
Culvers apron carrying a guests, Miller said. After a move to Green- restaurant. worked part-time at the for April 7, 2018.
value basket with the ring Following graduation, ville and an interview with My overall goal is to restaurant when he for-
inside. Miller moved to South Car- Jim Clark, Owner/Oper- own one some day, Miller malized his plan to ask | 877-2076
Getting down on one olina to accept a position ator of Culvers in Greer, said. Miller to marry him with

YARDS OF THE MONTH Auxiliary unit chartered in Greer


American Legion Post

115 now has a newly char-
tered American Legion
Auxiliary Unit.
Last Wednesday, Brenda
Holland, president of the
American Legion Auxilia-
ry, Department of South
Carolina, presented offi-
cers of Unit 115with an
official Charter document,
making the move official.
Were a brand new
group, said Secretary Do-
lores Hemming. Theres
ten of us. We had 15 peo-
ple sign up that were inter-
ested in joining at Greer
Family Fest. Were looking
to expand. Were happy to
get going on this. We have
a really good group of la-
dies who are chomping at PHOTO | SUBMITTED
the bit to do things.
The mission statement Brenda Holland, left, President of the Department of South Carolina American Legion
PHOTO | SUBMITTED of the American Legion Auxiliary, presented the official charter to Greer President Elizabeth Bryant, center, and
Auxiliary is to support Greer Secretary Dolores Hemming, right.
The Camellia Garden Club awarded Culvers of Greer the the American Legion and
Business Yard of the Month for May. to honor the sacrifice of Legion Auxiliary appre-
those who serve by en- ciation certificate has
hancing the lives of vet- beenpresented tothe
erans, military and their managers of 12 business-
families, both home and es, so far, in an ongoing
abroad. endeavor to thank Greer
For God and Country, businesses for flying the
we advocate for veterans, American flag.
educate our citizens, men- From Target to Gap
tor youth, and promote Creek Road, I looked for
patriotism, good citizen- every business that was
ship, peace and security, flying an American flag,
Hemming said. Hemming said, and we
The original ten inter- had a certificate made up,
ested women met several an official one, from the
times this year to elect Legion Auxiliary, to thank
officers and decide annu- them for their patriotism
al dues as well as meeting in flying the American
days in order to apply for flag.
the charter. I went and presented
As we were encouraged those to the managers of
that the process was go- all of the places, Hem-
ing forward, our members ming said. People were
joined together to volun- thrilled. One person said
teer in service within the their American flag had
Greer community, Hem- gotten shredded in the
ming said. hail storm we had and had PHOTO | SUBMITTED
For example, several only just gotten a brand
members baked home- new one. They were proud
made desserts, which were that we recognized that On Memorial Day, Bob Sherer received a plaque in
taken to Crestview Ele- they did that. appreciation for his service and his wife Sherry received
mentary School in Greer in On Memorial Day, Unit a plant in appreciation for her support of the newly
honor of National Teach- 115 members had a table chartered Unit 115.
ers' Appreciation Week. at the American Legion
Principal David Langston event to honor veterans at the unit members anddis- bershipfor the American
received the goodies in the Victor Memorial Veterans tributed for free. Legion Auxiliary and the
teachers' break room. Park. The table featured Unit 115 meets the first unit in Greer, contact Do-
PHOTO | SUBMITTED The motto of the auxil- homemade baked goods, Thursday of each month lores Hemming at liber-
iary is service before self, popcorn, and Americana at 421 Snow Street, Greer. or at
Allen and Tina Buckner received the Residential Yard of Hemming said. pins for sale, plus poppies, For more information 434-0026.
the Month for May. An official American which were hand made by about eligibility and mem-
The Greer Citizen


Ballet Spartanburg announces new season

Ballet Spartanburg has
announced its 2017-2018
Hough, Executive Director
of Ballet Spartanburg. BALLET SPARTANBURG 2017-2018 SEASON |
performance season. Memberships are avail-
Rosamund Pike, David 2017-2018 season is a able for the 2017-2018 OCTOBER 20-22: falling snowflakes and a little meo and Juliet juxtaposed to
Oyelowo in A United season of new ballets for Season. Members will save THE SLEEPING BEAUTY girls dream of magical adven- contemporary pieces.
Kingdom both families and adults. money on tickets as well This ballet is underscored by tures come to life with new
We recognize how import- as have other opportuni- Tchaikovskys brilliant and flu- choreography each season in APRIL 20-21:
ant it is to the growth of ties provided in the mem- id paced music. Artistic direc- concert with the inspiring and THE GREAT GATSBY
COUCH THEATER the arts in Spartanburg bership packets. tor Carlos Agudelos breathtak- beautiful score by Tchaikovsky. F. Scott Fitzgeralds well
to continue professional For more information, ing direction of new choreog- known novel of a glamorous
BY SAM STRUCKHOFF ballets that are new and visit raphy, celebrates the triumph MARCH 23-24: and frivolous lifestyle, jazz mu-
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(PG-13) -- A young Afri- styles and original in cho- and membership opportu- Victorian Era, dancing flowers, lets such as Swan Lake and Ro- ography by Carlos Agudelo.
can prince studies law in reography, said Teresa nities.
1940s London. He meets
his soulmate, a clerk for

a local law firm. But the
prince, Seretse Khama
(played masterfully by Da-
vid Oyelowo). is destined
to be king of Botswana,
and the clerk, Ruth Wil-
liams (an effervescent and
unflappable Rosamund
Pike), is a white woman.
What follows is a lesson
on what love can over-
come. A United King-
dom takes us through the
deep and complicated re- Moonlight Movies are
al-life story of Seretse and scheduled to start up
Ruth as they battle racial again on June 1 in Greer
and political pitfalls while City Park Amphitheater.
remaining true to their The complete free series
own virtuous, passionate includes: Zootopia on June
humanity. The story is up- 1, Moana on June 8, Storks
lifting, and director Amma on June 15, The Jungle
Asantes crisp delivery Book (2016) on June 22,
and pacing unfold without The Secret Life of Pets on
bashing the viewer over June 29, The Wild Life on
the head with morality. July 6, The Angry Birds
Movie on July 13, The
Beauty and the Beast Good Dinosaur on July 20
(PG) -- The tale as old as and Finding Dory on July
time returns with a live-ac- 27.
tion reboot starring the Preshow activities in-
dewy-skinned Emma Wat- clude free inflatables, line
son as Belle and the pierc- dancing, and a chance to
ing blue eyes of Dan Ste- PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN win awesome door prizes.
vens (of Downton Abbey Movies start at dusk ev-
fame) behind an exquisite
re-creation of the Beast.
When Belles father (Kev-
Lavender fields ery Thursday night during
the summer.
Children 16 and under
in Kline) is incarcerated The Southern Hills Lavender Upick 2017 season will continue through June 17, offering cutting, classes, activities and a must be accompanied by
by the ghastly Beast, Belle farm shop. The farm is located at 2132 Edwards Lake Road in Greer. an adult at all times.
replaces him as prison-
er. With a little help from
the castles enchanted

staff (Emma Thompson,
Ian McKellan, Ewan Mc- EVENTS CELEBRATE through intermediates at reation for all ages and Boots and Bandanas
Gregor, et al.) and a few NATIONAL TRAILS DAY all three locations, and skill levels. Greenville Symphony

To Do
nostalgic songs, the two Everyone who shares a will appeal to families. For additional informa- Benefit
learn the true meaning of love for hiking and bicy- Other activities at the tion contact Mary Roe at June 8, 5-9 p.m.
love. Watson soars as the cling in South Carolina is state parks include over- mroe@palmettoconserva- Lindsey Plantation, Taylors
bookish beauty and, as in invited to celebrate Na- night camping, communi- or call 803-771-
her portrayal of Hermione tional Trails Day and the ty campfires with smores, 0870. 370-0965
Granger in the Harry Pot- Palmetto Trail, Saturday, and more. PCF has re-
ter series, her bricolage
of brains, spunk and soft
NEW LISTINGS | June 3, with Palmetto
Conservation Foundation
served primitive camp ar-
eas at both parks. PCF will EVENT REMINDERS | Lets Put on a Play
June 12-16 (ages 7-12)
vulnerability is perfection. (PCF). provide lunch and dinner June 19-23 (ages 13-18)
Josh Gad serves up a hi- DEMIDOVICH IS VISITING PCF is hosting weekend on Saturday and breakfast Hairspray Greenville Little Theatre
larious and memorable Le ARTIST AT ARTISTS GUILD celebrations at Croft State on Sunday to registered June 2-25
Fou, while Luke Evans kills Vladimir Demidovich is Park in Spartanburg Coun- participants at the state Greenville Little Theatre 233-6238
as the gorgeous but vile the visiting artist for June ty and Poinsett State Park parks, and Saturday lunch
Gaston. at the Artists Guild Gallery in Sumter County. The Pal- for registered participants 233-6238 Lets Put on a Musical
of Greenville. A welcome metto Trail passes through on the Awendaw Passage. June 12-16 (ages 7-12)
The Last Word (R) reception will be held on both parks on its jour- The Palmetto Trail, one Heart and Soul: Art June 19-23 (ages 13-18)
-- Shirley MacLaine once Sunday, June 4, from 2-5 ney from the mountains of only 16 cross-state trails Journaling through the Greenville Little Theatre
again dons the mantle of p.m. to the sea. Saturday-only in the nation, showcases Scarlet Letter
cantankerous crank (with a Demidovich was born activities are planned in South Carolinas diverse June 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 233-6238
well-hidden heart of gold) in Kyrgyzstan July, 1951. Charleston County on the natural beauty, fascinating Greer Center for the Arts
that she wears so well. In He graduated from college Awendaw Passage of the history, and rich cultural Spring Awakening
The Last Word, she plays with a degree in fine art in Palmetto Trail. history. At present, PCF Through June 10
Harriet, exacting control 1978 and became a mem- Registration is required has built 28 passages of Jewelry Making Warehouse
freak of a businesswom- ber of an esteemed profes- for all events, and organiz- the 500-mile trail, which Summer Camp 235-6948
an who cannot leave even sional organization, The ers recommend register- stretches like a ribbon June 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
the writing of her obitu-
ary to chance. Enter Anne
Art Union of Kyrgystan,
until he immigrated to the
ing as soon as possible, as
space is limited. National
across 14 counties from
Walhalla in the Blue Ridge
Greer Center for the Arts ONGOING EXHIBITS |
(Amanda Seyfried), the US in 2004. He exhibited Trails Day events are free Mountains to Awendaw
local newswoman tasked widely in his native coun- to Palmetto Conservation on the Intracoastal Water- Shakespeare Summer Camps Call for Artists
with writing Harriets life try and found inspiration members. The registra- way. Multiple trailheads June 19 Spartanburg Libraries
story. In pursuit of a leg- in the wide array of cul- tion fee for nonmembers provide easy access within 9 a.m.-noon (ages 8-10) Juried Exhibit
acy worth publishing, the tures he has encountered includes a years member- two hours from anywhere 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-HS) Through June 14
two women overcome in life. His travels and ex- ship. Activities, schedules in the state. Various trail The Spinning Jenny
adversity, make lasting posure to beautiful vistas and registration forms can passages accommodate
memories, touch the lives have greatly contributed be found at www.palmet- hiking, mountain biking,
of others and change the to Vladimir's vision of art. backpacking, camping,
world. Yes, the cliches His preferred media are Guided trail activities and horseback riding, of-
are there. Fortunately, oils, pastels and charcoal, are planned for beginners fering active outdoor rec-
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BY DANA BLOCK shaken. Curtis took the
high road. Dante remained
THE BOLD AND skeptical. Sonny didnt
THE BEAUTIFUL want to give up. Alexis
Quinn began to wor- received some good news
ry about the threat Katie for once. Kiki didnt know
made about going to Eric. how she should feel. Mi-
When Thomas opened chael was extremely hope-
the door to the topic of ful. Finn looked to get
Coco forgiving her sister, back on track. Alexis be-
Sally vowed to regain her gan having doubts. Carly
trust. Saul was unenthusi- apologized to Andre. Kiki
astic when his new boss, searched for answers. Lulu
Thomas, declared the kind was duped. Amy wrestled
of business he expected CLIFF LIPSON | CBS her old demons. Wait to
Spectra Fashions not to See: Finn has another seri-
be. Katies wheels began to John McCook stars as ous setback.
turn when Eric informed Eric on The Bold and The
her that Ridge was now liv- Beautiful THE YOUNG AND
ing in the Forrester guest- THE RESTLESS
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get Katie to stop being so sister. Adrienne opened the psych hospital ad-
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property. Emotions were cas. Abigail realized help- but was shocked to see THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering
mixed when word got out ing Dario might be more that Nick also was on the
that Thomas had decid- complicated than she orig- trail. Meanwhile, Scott
ed to leave Forrester Cre- inally thought. Nicole was questioned Victor about
ations and would be work- taken into police custody. his search for Chloe and
ing for Spectra Fashions Chloe visited Brady while wondered if it was genu-
instead. RJ was pleased to he remained in a comatose ine. Ashley invited Dina
hear from Coco. Wait to state at the hospital. Lani to dinner, which she gra-
See: Parenting becomes a and JJ had a picnic on the ciously accepted, but Jack
contentious topic between island but were unsettled feared that Ashley had
siblings. by what they found there. an ulterior motive with
Wait to See: Jade secretly her peace offering. Lat-
DAYS OF OUR LIVES decides to help Claire. er, Dina told Graham that
Nicole and Eric secret- she wanted to spend more

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disguise. Deimos was in- Jake was forced to return to Paris anytime RFD by Mike Marland
furiated by Justins news. choose sides. Nina made soon, which had been part
John was distraught over a plea. Anna questioned of their agreement. Vic-
the Do Not Resuscitate Valentins motives. Dan- tor assured Nikki that he
order on Bradys door. te arrived in the nick of would never give up on
Nicole made a heartfelt time. Nathan called out her. It was obvious that
plea to Brady to keep on Amy. Sonny wondered Hilary was not over Devon.
fighting. Eric tried to stall if he should have done Wait to See: Billy questions
Chloe. Steve investigated things differently. Carly Juliets story about Cane.
a new threat against his was called away. Nina was

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps |

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas |


Our Schools BIRTHDAY |


Every year in May, Tiger-

ville Elementary students
participate in an annual
103 Years young
Career Day. Elsie Few celebrated her 103rd birthday on May 21 at
Third through fifth Bayberry Retirement Inn, Greer.
graders at Tigerville Ele-
mentary School located
in Taylors got out of class
last Friday to hear about WEDDING |
different jobs.
We feel it is an excellent
way for students to learn
more about the world of
work through firsthand
accounts, said Abby
Rucker, School Counselor.
Presentations addressed
what a typical day looks
like, what education is re-
quired and more.
KAELYN CASHMAN | THE GREER CITIZEN | 877-2076 Tigerville Elementary third through fifth graders

School of our time. His concert

music has been performed
2nd Vice President -Sar-
The honor places Brock-
man in an elite group of

throughout the world by ah Raines educators from across the
millions of amateur and Treasurer -April Staggs state, who will now go on
professional musicians, Secretary -Wanda Rowe to compete for the title of
while his ground-breaking The PTA phone number South Carolina Teacher of PHOTO | SUBMITTED
Virtual Choirs have united is 355-2417. Email is chan- the Year.
GREENVILLE COUNTY| singers from over 110 dif-
ferent countries. Dorian Watson, of Well-
ford Academy, was select- Hitched
port Employee of the Year. John Becker and Daisy Norris were married at Greer
OF YEAR SCHEDULE CHALLENGING SCHOOLS Watson is a parent edu- Community Ministries on Wednesday, May 17, during
The last three days of Riverside High is listed BYRNES STUDENTS SET cator at Wellford. the Senior Dining program. The Rev. Joe Price, associate
the school year for Green- among the Washington RECORD FOR WRITING pastor at Washington Baptist Church, officiated.
ville County, Wednesday, Post listing of Americas Some aspiring young
May 31, through Friday, Most Challenging High writers at Byrnes High are
June 2, will be half-days Schools. making a name for them-
for all students. The school received a selves as finalists in the
Lunch will be served ranking of 2,214. Rank- USC Honors College annu-
each day and buses will ing included: E&E% (25.6); al essay contest.
pick up students 2.5 hours Lunch (18%); and Index This year, Byrnes has 16
early. (1.116). finalists in the competi-
School times will be: Americas Most Chal- tion, which includes high
CDCs and Elementary: 8 lenging High Schools school juniors and seniors
a.m.-noon ranks schools through from across South Caroli-
Middle: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 an index formula using na.
p.m. this ratio: the number The students traveled
High: 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. of Advanced Placement, to Columbia to be hon-
International Baccalau- ored for their selection
BLUE RIDGE HIGH CHOIRS reate and Advanced In- from hundreds of stu-
TO PERFORM IN NYC ternational Certificate of dents across the state.
The Blue Ridge High Education tests given at a There, they competed in
School Concert Choir and school each year, divided the final round of compe-
Chamber Choir have been by the number of seniors tition, which included a
invited to participate in a who graduated that year. timed impromptu written
performance of The Music A ratio of 1.000 means the portion. All first round
of Eric Whitacre at Lincoln school had as many tests winners have their essays
Center in New York City as graduates. published in a USC Press
on April 16, 2018. The Also noted are the per- Anthology in the Young
event is sponsored by the centage of students who Palmetto book series.
Distinguished Concerts come from families that Those students includ-
International New York qualify for lunch subsi- ed:
(DCINY) Concert Series. dies (Lunch) and the per- Noah Barnes, Sam Beck-
The Blue Ridge Choirs are centage of graduates who ley, Reece Brown, LaVang
led by Ms. Laura Morris. passed at least one col- Bui, Charlie Carter, Cyn-
Blue Ridge Highs en- lege-level test during their thia Gonzales, Steven
sembles will join other high school career, called Greer, Selah Hamby, Ja-
outstanding choristers to equity and excellence, son Mahaffey, Mackenzie
form the Distinguished (E&E). Marcum, Landon Phipps,
Concert Singers Inter- Codie Powell, Aydian Rain-
national, a choir of dis- MT. VIEW OFFERING ey, Angel Rogers, Adeline
tinction. The residency CAMPCREATE!!! Rosenberger, and Savan-
includes two half-days of Mountain View Elemen- nah St. Peter.
rehearsals and clinics, cul- tarys Mrs. Brendle will
minating in a performance offer a four-day art camp, DISTRICT HONORS
at one of the worlds great- campCREATE!!!, June 5-8 EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR
est concert halls with Mae- at the school art room. Superintendent Dr. Scott
stro Whitacre on the podi- Cost is $125. A $50 de- Turner surprised Laura
um. posit will reserve a limited Brockman, a teacher at
The Blue Ridge High spot. Reidville Elementary, with
School Choirs received the Rising 1st-3rd graders the news that she has been
invitation because of the will meet in the morning, selected as the 2017-18
quality and high level of and rising 4th-6th graders District Five Teacher of
musicianship demonstrat- will meet in the afternoon. the Year. Brockman teach-
ed by the singers as well For more information, es first grade and has been
as the exceptional quality email gbrendle@green- in the classroom for 21
of their audition record- years.
ing, said Dr. Jonathan She says she grew up
Griffith, Artistic Director CHANDLER CREEK wanting to be a teacher,
and Principal Conductor SELECTS PTA BOARD after being inspired by her
for DCINY. Chandler Creek Elemen- mother, who was an edu-
Grammy-winning com- tary has elected its PTA cator in Greenville County.
poser and conductor Eric board for 2017-18. Brockman affectionately
Whitacre is one of the It includes: calls her students "Brock-
most popular musicians President - Takeysha man's Butterflies".

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