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SOUTH CAROLINAS PREMIER WEEKLY


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA VOL. 102 NO. 41 75 CENTS

Greenville deputy
fired, arrested
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Katy Besancon and Cameron Farr make improvements to the future location of Blue Ridge Brewing Company on Trade
Street in downtown Greer. This will be the companys second location.

Residential building spikes


Commercial
growth
continues
BY JULIE HOLCOMBE
STAFF WRITER
Inside the corner space
at Poinsett and Trade
Streets, a contractor puts
finishing touches on an
upstairs window. Owners
Jimmy and Crissy Harley
bustle downstairs painting
door facings. Surrounding
the scene, original handmade brick walls that once
housed a grocery and meat
market will soon welcome
new retail and residential
tenants.
The couple represents
two of the latest trends in
downtown development:
long-vacated spaces renovated to make them more
market-ready for potential
tenants and spaces redeveloped for residential
use.
There are a few different kinds (of development), said Kyle Mensing,

A Greenville County
Sheriffs Office deputy has
been fired and arrested after striking a suspect who
resisted arrest.
Sheriff Steve Loftis held
a press conference last
Wednesday to release the
findings of an internal
affairs investigation surrounding the incident, involving deputy Brandon L.
Napolitano. He has been
charged with assault and
battery to the third degree.
It hurts when something like this happens,
but thats part of my job,
Loftis said, thats part
of the entire offices job
when in this case as you
see deputy Napolitano did
not use proper restraint,
and he had to suffer the
consequences.

Jimmy and Crissy Harley are developing residential property in downtown Greer.
commercial development
director for Greer Development Corporation.
Some are businesses
coming in and renovating
spaces to meet their exact needs. A few are more
upfitting buildings to get
them close or prepared

for new business to come


in. There are a few that are
specifically being fixed up
to make them more turnkey ready.
Mensing reports there
are currently seven apartments under construction
in Greer Station, repre-

senting an estimated 50
percent of current downtown development.
The Harleys spaces at
112 and 114 East Poinsett Street will feature two
downstairs
commercial
spacesone will become
SEE DEVELOPMENT | A5

The sheriff called it a


sad day for the department.
The situation, which
occurred on early in the
morning on July 30, occurred when Napolitano
responded to a strongarmed robbery call at the
Spinx station on White
Horse Road. According to
SEE ARREST | A7

One dead
after shooting
in Taylors
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Brandon L. Napolitano

A Simpsonville man is
dead after engaging Greenville County deputies in
gunfire Sunday morning
in Taylors.
Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said Bernard Brandon Powers was
struck during the shootout at 159 Carver Rd just
after 2 a.m.
According to Lt. Ty Miller of the Greenville County
Sheriffs Office, deputies
were executing a search
warrant at 2:20 a.m. at the
Taylors location when a
subject ran from a building occupied by multiple
people.
Miller said the man began firing shots at depu-

ties, who were outside.


Two bullets grazed one
deputy, who did not sustain any injury.
The deputies returned
gunfire, hitting Powers.
He was pronounced dead
at the scene. One other
person was hit by gunfire,
but Miller said deputies
were able to apply tourniquets and provide lifesaving medical care to the
subject.
He was then transported
to the hospital.
The South Carolina Law
Enforcement Division is
still investigating, along
with the Greenville County
Sheriffs Office and the
Greenville County Coroners Office.
kmaple@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Ashmore Bros. reflect


on decades of success
After sale
of family
business
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Its been more than a
month since the Ashmores decided to sell their
asphalt company, but after doing business in the
Upstate for more than 85

INDEX

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

years, moving on can be


quite the transition.
Its almost surreal when
you look out there some
days, said Mark Ashmore,
president of Ashmore
Bros. Weve been in this
thing about a month and
a half now, and everything
seems to be very positive.
Theyre good people to
work with and I think the
transition is going very
smoothly.
Ashmore Brothers was
sold to the Rogers Group,
a Tennessee-based asphalt

DEATHS
Kimberly Hollifield
Acrey, 46
Mary Ann Jennings
Tyler, 70

company boasting 1,600


employees, in September for an undisclosed
amount. Mark Ashmore
said, after discussing it
with his family, he felt like
it was the right time to
make the move.
We feel like we made
a good decision with the
group that we found,
Rogers Group. Theyre
very similar to us, being
a family-owned business,
and that was one of our
goalsto find somebody
SEE ASHMORES | A7

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From left to right, Russell Ashmore Jr., Mac Ashmore and Richard Ashmore celebrated
many milestones with their Upstate family business.

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COMMUNITY

THE GREER CITIZEN

COMMUNITY
CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14.
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its clothing closet open
from 6-8 p.m at 407 Ridgewood Drive. I.D. required.
THE AWANAS CLUB meets
at El Bethel Baptist Church,
313 Jones Ave., from 6:30
- 8:15 p.m. Kids ages 3-11 are
invited. Call 877-4021.

THURSDAY, OCT. 15
THE TAYLORS LIONS Club
meets at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 500 East Main St.,
Taylors. Call Jerry 420-0422.

FRIDAY, OCT. 16
FOOD PANTRY DEVOTIONAL 9:30 -10 a.m. at Calvary
Christian Fellowship, 2455
Locust Hill Road, Taylors. First
come, first serve basis.

SUNDAY, OCT. 18
THE NEVER ALONE Group
of Narcotics Anonymous
meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Greer
Recreational Center, 226
Oakland Ave.

MONDAY, OCT. 19
GRACE PLACE in Greer will
have its mini-mall open from
10 a.m. - noon at 407 Ridgewood Drive. I.D. required.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY
CHAPTER meet at 7:30 p.m.
at Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main
St., Greer. Call Richard at
384-8093.

TUESDAY, OCT. 20
GRACE PLACE in Greer holds
its clothing closet from 6-8
p.m. at 407 Ridgewood Drive.
I.D. required.
THE NEVER ALONE group
candlelight meeting at 7:30
p.m. at the Greer Recreational
Center,226 Oakland Ave.
THE ROTARY CLUB of Greater Greer meet at 7:15 a.m.
at Krumms on a Plate, 3318
Brushy Creek Road. Guests
welcome. Call 630-3988.
THE GREER DAY Lions Club
at noon at Mutts BBQ,, 101
West Road, Greer. Call Caroline at 848-5355.
GAP CREEK SINGERS
rehearse from 7-8:30 p.m.
at The Church of the Good
Shepherd, 200 Jason St.,
Greer. For further information call Wesley Welsh at
877-5955.

COMMUNITY
NEWS
COLLECTIONS FOR FLOOD
VICTIMS GREER HIGH

The Beta Club and Leo


Club at Greer High will be
taking up collections for
the flood victims. The collections drive will run Oct.
12 - 23. Suggested items
include toiletry items,
blankets, diapers, baby
foods and anything else
that could be useful to
any one that has been displaced in this terrible tragedy impacting our state.
Please bring any donated
items to Mrs. McConnell
(87) or Mrs. Pruitts (84)
rooms. Anyone from the
community can drop off
items to the schools front
office.

LIONS CLUB
START-UP MEETING

The Lions Club of Blue


Ridge will have a start-up
meeting Thurs, Oct. 22
from 7 to 9 p.m. at Big
Boys Country Cooking on
430 Groce Meadow Road
across from Lake Robinson. The meeting is open
for anyone interested in

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

joining the club.


To learn more, call Jerry Hatley at 268-0567 or
email him at hatlo@aol.
com

The center is asking now


for donations from new or
renewed donors.

FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST
IN GREENVILLE

All Larkins restaurant


locations will be taking
voluntary donations from
guests to be donated daily
to flood relief efforts in
Columbia. Larkins, which
opened a Grill Marks location in Columbia in mid
August, will provide a free
dessert to any who provide
a donation of $10 or more.
For more info, contact
Liz@LarkinRestaurants.
com or at 704-577-2743.

The Eggs Benefit for the


Center for Developmental Services (CDS) will be
held on Wednesday, Oct.
28 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at
the Poinsett Club in Downtown Greenville. This is
the fourth year that CDS
has hosted this breakfast, which has raised
over $350,000. All of the
money raised will benefit over 6,000 children
who receive services at
the Center for Developmental Services each year.
For more information,
please contact Andrea
Christy at 331-1318. A
reservation is required to
attend by calling Andrea
Christy at 331-1318, or by
registering online at eventbrite.com

DONATIONS ACCEPTED
MTCC

Individuals wishing to
give towards the work of
the Middle Tyger Community Center can have their
dollars matched up to
$25,000 by SEW Eurodrive.

FLOOD RELIEF
FUNDS

GRIEF SUPPORT CLASSES


CLASSES IN GREENVILLE

Interim Healthcare Hospice will be offering new


grief support classes in
Greenville. Classes are for
those who are struggling
with the loss of a loved
one. The classes meet
weekly for 10 sessions beginning Oct. 12. Leaders of
the classes will focus on
basic principles and tools
using Alan Wolfeits book
Understanding Your Grief:
Ten Essential Touchstones
for Finding Hope and Healing.
Classes will meet at the
Mackey Corporate Office,

5 Century Dr., Suite 220.


Interested individuals may
sign up with Tonya Taylor at 721-4131 or tonya.
taylor@interimcares.com
or directly online at www.
hospicegriefsupport.
com.

PHOTO CONTEST
LAKE ROBINSON

The Friends of Lake Robinson organization is accepted photos of the lake


environs for its 2015 juried art competition as part
of its Lake Robinson Day
of Celebration. Photographers may submit as many
as two original photo files
for the competition. The
winning entry will receive
a $100 prize. Cash prizes
will also be awarded for
the second and third place
photos. This years juror
is Ray Roback, a local photographer who currently
teaches
photography
classes as part of the Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute
at Furman University. Selected art will be displayed
at the Lake Robinson Day
of Celebration on Oct. 18
at the J. Verne Smith Park,
Grere CPW and at the Wall
Gallery in Greer City Hall.
For more info, visit cityofgreer.org.

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NEWS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

A3

Day of Celebration coming up


At Lake
Robinson
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER

KENNY MAPLE | THE GREER CITIZEN

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright speaks during a


press conference about Operation Rolling Thunder. During
the sting, 590 grams of cocaine, 30 pounds of marijuana,
small amounts of other drugs including heroin and $39,515
were seized.

Sheriff speaks
on Rolling
Thunder
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER
Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, stolen credit cards
and tools of a traveling
abortionist were seized
last week during Spartanburg County Sheriffs
Offices Operation Rolling
Thunder.
Sheriff Chuck Wright
held a press conference
Friday morning on the
Tyger River Campus of
Spartanburg Community
College. There, the agency
laid out the items confiscated during 89 vehicle
searches from Monday to
Thursday night.
We got lots of marijuana. We got lots of cocaine.
We got money. We got stolen credit cards. We have
abandoned cigarettes
Wright said. We got a guy
and a girl early in the week
that was a traveling abortionist. He traveled around
the state of South Carolina
without a medical license
with drugs and with medical tools performing in
home abortions.
We got this guy. Were
going to charge him. Were
going to do all the investigations we possibly can
and hopefully he wont be
able to do that again.
The mans wife was also
charged with possession
and intent to sell marijuana.
In all, 27 arrests were
made during the sting.
Wright said Operation
Rolling Thunder is a concerted effort by trained
individuals to intercept
drugs, stolen goods and
merchandise in Spartanburg County. The items are
seized during legal traffic
stops. The operation is a
multi-agency project that
this time involved 10 local,
one state and two federal
agencies.
Were thankful for everybody that came and
made Spartanburg County
a little bit safer, Wright
said. He also added that

A variety of contraband was


seized during Operation
Rolling Thunder.
they typically seize more
than what they exhibited
on Friday, but several
agencies were unable to
help out because of the
flooding
in
Columbia
and the lower part of the
state.
Im very proud of the
men and women knowing
the numbers were low and
worked hard, worked real
hard, he said. We were
very thankful that men
and women came and did
what they did.
He said he was proud of
those who contributed to
flood relief efforts as well.
I had a lady [say], I love
you Sheriff and I love your
men because theyre great,
heres a hundred dollar
bill to give to go buy more
water or what you need.
Can you get them six cases
of water? And shes on a
fixed income.
The SCSO sent 14 deputies to Richland County to
help.
Their officers have gotten no sleep, no rest and
were down there helping
answer calls, standing the
post, checking neighborhoods checking doors,
whatever it takes.
Continuing to speak on
the situation across flooded areas, Wright challenged other officials to
assist in devastated areas.
I want them to get out
there and really roll their
sleeves up and show them
why theyre leaders.
kmaple@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Lake Robinsons annual


Day of Celebration will
be held on Sunday, Oct.
18, and it will once again
feature activities for the
family, live music, food
and education of the importance of the lake.
The event, from 1 to 6
p.m., will highlight the
lake as a useful resource
for Greer and the surrounding areas. More than
20 vendors and exhibitors will participate in the
event, including the SC
Department of Natural Resources, the Greer Farmers Market, Wildlife Rehab
or Greenvile, Home Depot
and the Lake Cunningham
Fire Department. Sunrift
Adventures will also be on
hand for free kayak and
canoe rides. The Rotary
Club of Greater Greer will
have hamburgers and hotdogs, and Joe Beam as well
as the Locust Grove Bluegrass Band will provide
the music.
Friends of Lake Robinson
president Tom Faulkner
said their activities relate
to the environmental preservation and the celebration of the lake.
We felt this event was a
great way to make people
aware of Lake Robinson
for one thing, Faulkner
said. Its amazing how
few people realize that
we have this incredible
resource. Its just a great
way to celebrate the lake
and also to highlight some
of the things we need to
think about as we build
a sustainable community
around that lake that is
conscious about preserving it as a natural resource.
Faulker said they usually
have around 400 people
for the celebration.
It really is a major
event that the Friends of
Lake Robinson has decided to focus on, he said.
He also added that while

MANDY FERGUSON | FILE PHOTO

Lake Robinson Day will be held Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1-6 p.m., bringing in 400 people.
the celebration is its eighth
year, and the purpose of
the day has really stayed
the same, the newly created Greer Farmers Market
will add to the festivities.
Farmers Market vendors

will be present to sell their


products.
The Friends of Lake Robinson organization is the
primary event sponsor.
Other sponsors include
Greer CPW, Blue Ridge Ru-

Sponsored by

Citizens Building and Loan

R
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ral Water Company, Citizens Building and Loan,


the Bank of Travelers Rest,
Greer State Bank and B.E.
Stillwaters.
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OPINION
The Greer Citizen

A4 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

Those darn stink bugs

f it kills me, and it just might, Im going to find a way to rid these shores of
Halyomorpha Halys, otherwise known
as those stink bugs.
And while Im on this soap box, let me
shake my bony finger and also declare,
See what happens when you buy all this
cheap crap from China? Because thats
how these pests, now savaging American
agricultural crops year-round, got here:
hitching a ride in a packing crate on a
trip across the ocean. They can live for
a year, create four generations in that
time, do unbelievable damage and, Im
sorry, Wikipedia, but they dont smell
like coriander. They smell like something often blamed on the family dog.
If youre like me, you see them hanging around your front door, where the
sun is strongest, just waiting for you to
crack it open and dash out, prompting
dozens to buzz inside and set up shop,
gathering up high in corners, behind
picture frames and Lord help me if this
isnt true, inside a hoody tucked away
in my chest of drawers. People, do you
understand the horror of pulling on a
hoody just to realize, too late, that it is
infested with stink bugs? Did you know

IM JUST
SAYING
PAM STONE
that this particular nightmare will leave
you twitching and darting your hands
through your hair for a solid week? Did
you know that in one home, it has been
reported that 29,000 were found, overwintering?
Im sorry, but that would have the
same effect on me as learning a poltergeist had inhabited my home: Id walk.
Let the bank have it, ruin my credit, I
dont care, I aint living with 29,000 stink
bugs. Makes no difference if that house
is tented, fumigated, and given a Karen
Silkwood scrub down. Im gone, baby,
gone.
Because heres the deal: you can never,
ever, get them all out. I learned that the
hard way. Last fall, on the first crisp
night that one could sleep with the
windows open (in our case, French doors
leading from bedroom onto a back deck)

with no fear of Mosquitos, we forgot to


close those doors as we dressed and got
on with our day. Downstairs, hours later
around 6 pm, Paul and I were watching
the tv and, noticing the chill in the air, I
realized the doors upstairs had been left
cracked open, and so popped up to close
them. Standing in the threshold of the
door I will never forget seeing the walls
simply covered with these creatures. It
was like a horror movie.
Paaauuuuuulllllllll!
We spent at least two hours sweeping them into whatever receptacles we
could find and it is a mercy that they
are clumsy and drop with a thud inside
them, allowing enough time to pitch
them over the rail or flush down the
toilet. Tentatively drawing back my
tea-stained, vintage rose pattern Pottery
Barn linen drapes, I shrieked to find at
least a hundred more burrowed into the
folds on the underside and releasing
their own WMD odors. So goodbye, teastained vintage rose Pottery Barn drapes.
At least burning you killed the bugs as
well.
I am someone who refuses to spray insecticide in or around my home. I dont

want to breathe that stuff or subject our


animals to it, either. Besides, nothing really works on them. There simply has to
be a natural prey for these buggers.
So come ON, America! Didnt we put a
man on the moon and have now proved
there is water on Mars? We have bombs
that can destroy the world and smart
phones that can instantly download
videos of puppies. Surely we can do this.
And holy moly, just think of the gazillions of dollars that stand to be earned
with whomever comes up with the
solution. I firmly believe Mother Nature,
in her perfect balance, created a natural
prey for everything in the food chain
and hopefully, that prey isnt one of the
10,000 to 100,000 extinctions of species
we manage to decimate each year.
So I appeal to all those with deep
pockets to fund this project: Bill Gates,
Richard Branson, please help us. Donald
Trump, forget the presidency- dedicate
yourself to true community service and
dive in. Its only a matter of time before
they try to overwinter in your hair.

THE UPPER ROOM

FROM THE
MAPLE TREE

God is with us

KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE


Staff Reporter

Read Isaiah 43:1-7

hen you pass through the


waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers,
they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire
you shall not be burned, and
the flame shall not consume
you. For I am the LORD your
God, the Holy One of Israel,
your Savior. - Isaiah 43:2-3
(NRSV)
Australia is a land of sweeping plains, rugged mountain
ranges, droughts, and flooding
rains. Our region had experienced years of drought. Then
last summer three floods came
across our farm in a threemonth period.
We were safe, but surrounded by water. We did not
lose any livestock; but we did
lose crops, which left us with
a financial loss. Fences and
roads were swept away, and
debris was left everywhere.
The cleanup kept us busy for
months.
My eyes were opened when
I read todays reading from
Isaiah: When you pass through
the waters, I will be with you
when not if! We will
pass through waters and walk
through fire; but God promises,
I am the LORD your God . . .
your Savior. . . . Do not fear, for
I am with you. We can trust
in God because God is faithful.
When we realize what God has
done for us, we dont need to
be afraid of whatever disasters
happen in the world. God has
formed us and called us by
name. God loves us, redeems
us, and blots out our sins. What
a privilege to belong to such a
great and gracious God!
Thought for the Day: God is
always with us.
Prayer: We love you, Lord.
When the floods and fires
come, we are thankful for
your presence with us. What a
comfort it is to know that you
are our God, the Holy One, our
Savior! Amen.

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Thoughts on
gun control

South Carolinians pitch in


to help with flood relief
The sun was shining brightly over the Palmetto state this week, glistening on the resilience of
South Carolinians. The historic rains and flooding has left devastation in its path. At least 19
deaths are attributed to the storm. Many disappeared in waters after they drove around a
barricade on a closed road. Although the sun
was out this week and it was a bright beautiful
day in South Carolina, problems have not gone
away. In fact, potentially, they are going to get
worse with downstream flooding.
A number of pond and lake dams have been
breached and there is the ever-present danger
that more could rupture. Major areas of Columbia are still under water. Contaminated water
or the lack of running water makes life difficult.
There are those who have lost everything when
their homes and businesses went under water.
The clean up will take a very long time, but be
assured, church-based volunteers and others
have poured in to help.
In Greer, Springwell Church jumped in to help.
David Pearson saw a specific need after talking
to his brother, who pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg. His brother had
some minor flooding at his home, but it gave
Pearson an idea of how Springwell could help.
Families need baby food, diapers, wipes, toiletry supplies, said Pearson, family and operations pastor at Springwell. We want to teach
people that being the church in our community means being the church in Columbia and
Charleston as well.
Springwell partnered with First Baptist Church
of Columbia, which is also working with some
churches in Charleston, to send and receive
supplies.
The church [in Columbia] will be going to
shelters on Sunday, said Pearson. We are not
here celebrating Springwell. We are celebrating
people helping people.
Springwell wasnt the only church to get involved.

The Greer Citizen


Steve Blackwell | Publisher
Billy Cannada | Editor
Staff Reporter
Staff Reporter
Photographer
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Julie Holcombe
Shaun Moss
Suzanne Traenkle

There are those who have lost


everything when their homes and
businesses went under water. The
clean up will take a very long
time, but be assured, church-based
volunteers and others have poured
in to help.
Brushy Creek Baptist Church partnered with
Shandon Baptist Church and Trenholm Baptist
Church both located in Columbia to provide
bottled water to those who are currently without access.
The conditions impacted the football field
as well, as South Carolina moved its Saturday
home football game to the home of its opponent, LSU, in Baton Rouge. University officials
decided the storm relief efforts in the Columbia area were too great to host the game in the
city. LSU stepped up to the plate to welcome
the team, fans, coaches with great hospitality,
not with just words, but with actions, donating
money to the relief.
This week needs will grow for so many more.
We will continue to care and give of our time,
talent and resources. And in the days ahead,
we will find our way to rebuild and become
stronger as a state because the rains came this
October. Helen Keller left us with these words:
Alone we can do so little; together we can do
so much.
This guest editorial was submitted by Rep. Rita Allison, with Katie Cruice Smith
contributing.

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un control in this country


seems to be at the forefront right now, and I have
to admit, its there for me, too.
I cant help but think about it
when I get a daily media report
everyday from the sheriffs offices of Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. Usually listed
within those reports: some act
of violence involving a weapon.
You can see stories on acts of
violence with a deadly weapon
throughout our paper, particularly today where we have a
story from this weekend about
an officer who was shot in
Taylors by a man who allegedly
just opened up fire on deputies
executing a search warrant. In
a non-violent story, I listened
to an anecdote from a lady who
said she nearly found herself
in a bit of trouble when she
looked down and realized the
barrel of her gun was protruding from her handbag.
Today I saw that a young boy
in Rock Hill found a gun and
accidentally shot his grandmother. In Chicago theres a
page on the Sun Times website
solely devoted to recording
each homicide that occurs in
the city. As I write this, the
first headline on that page
states that at least eight people
died last week from gunshot
wounds.
I think you get the picture. Violence with a deadly
weapon is a problem everywhere in America, and other
times theres no violence, just
negligence regarding having a
weapon. And yet whenever a
politician brings up gun control, every mans man in our
area gets all riled up about
the government trying to take
away our guns, to deny us our
second amendment.
What I would like to see is
a Republican, or simply any
of these individuals who get
so bent out of shape about
gun control, step forward and
offer a suggestion for keeping
people from, you know, dying
unnecessarily.
The old adage, guns dont
kill people; people kill people
isnt helpful. Thats like saying
automobiles dont kill people;
people kill people. Well when
a vehicle is driven by someone
who shouldnt be allowed to
operate a vehicle, that privilege
gets taken away. Im beginning
to wonder if weve lost another
privilege.

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BUSINESS
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

DAVE
SAYS
DAVE
RAMSEY

It takes
two
Q: Ive spent most of my
marriage not being a good
husband and not being
involved in our family finances. After being introduced to one of your programs at work, I realized
how irresponsible I had
been and went home to
apologize and tell my wife
about it. During this conversation I learned that
we have about $80,000 in
debt I didnt know about,
plus $45,000 in debt on a
new car and motorcycle I
did know about. We also
have a mortgage on our
home. My wife apologized for making a mess
of things, but it wasnt
all her fault. She wasnt
sneaking around spending and taking out debt,
she just made mistakes
and was afraid to tell me.
Together, we make about
$100,000 a year. Can you
help us?
DR: Im really glad
youve made the decision
to man up.
Not counting your
house, youve got about
$125,000 in debt. Youve
got to look at all this with
a $100,000 income and
say, What is the fastest way to clean up this
dadgum mess? Thats
going to mean beans and
rice, rice and beans.
Id probably sell the
car and the motorcycle.
Get into a couple of basic
cars, and spend about two
years of crazy intensity
getting debt free except
for your home. You can
clean this up that fast, but
youre going to have no
life during that time.
Trust me, if youre both
willing, you can heal the
math problem, the debt
problem and the marriage
problem.

DEVELOPMENT: Apartments taking


shape above downtown Greer locations
FROM PAGE ONE

the new location for their


business, Carolina Upstate
Property
Management,
and one will be suited for
other office or retail use.
Upstairs will feature a onebedroom apartment and a
studio apartment.
We have always loved
the downtown area, said
Jimmy Harley, a Greer native and first time developer who began the project
with his wife a year ago.
We looked at everything in downtown and
this building seemed to
be structurally in better shape, he said about
choosing the early 1900sera buildingsone of which
was featured as a barbershop in the movie Leatherheads.
The Harleys plan to put
the locations on the market
within the next few weeks,
and if current trends hold,
they could fill fast.
There is a fair amount
of interest in downtown
residential, said Mensing.
As weve seen, the existing units that were available for lease were constantly being filled within
24 hours of hitting the
market.
Recent downtown projects include the renovation of the old Dixie Shoe
Shop building on Poinsett
Street to open as Abbotts
Frozen Custard later this
year, and Blue Ridge Brewing to open in the former
Cazbah space on Trade
Street. Like the Harleys
project, the building at
210 Trade Street is being remodeled for both
commercial and residential uses. The Galleries of
Brian Brigham completed
its renovation and move
to 201 Trade Street last
month.
These projects in part
have helped lower the
downtown vacancy rate
which began this year at
near 30 percent, but is expected to drop close to 15
percent by year-end.

THE GREER CITIZEN

Travis Babb joins


local nonprofit
Travis Babb of Greenville
has joined Greer Community Ministries as the new
development director.
Babb has over 25 years
of experience as a financial consultant with a national firm and comes to
GCM from Benore Logistic
Systems, Inc. His primary
role will be to expand the
nonprofits presence in the
community while growing
the donor base of support.
He will be responsible developing and increasing
funding sources including grants, donations, and
trusts as well as strengthening relationships in the

Travis Babb

Greater Greer area.


Babb is a graduate of
Bob Jones University with
a B.S. in education.

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

A downtown Greer building at the corner of Trade and


Poinsett Streets is being renovated
I would say with all of
the work going on downtown across all of the projects, I would think there
would be at least a million
dollars in renovations occurring, he said.
He says the impact from
the development is twopronged. More people
are living downtown and
spending longer periods of
time in the district. Events
such as the Greer Farmers
Market as well as existing
restaurants,
boutiques
and services are drawing
traffic to the area. This activity in turn attracts more
commercial development.
All the existing down-

town businesses are very


excited (with the development). They just see it as
every building that gets
fit or filled is just another
reason for people to come
down here and shop and
eat in downtown Greer. I
think the general mantra
of downtown businesses
is a rising tide lifts all
boats so theres always a
lot of excitement when we
get announcements like
the new Wild Ace or Blue
Ridge (Brewing) moving in
downtown, Mensing said.
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THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

Area churches help flood victims


BY KATIE CRUICE SMITH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
As historical rainfall hit
the state, many people
found themselves unprepared for the unprecedented flooding that hit
their neighborhoods, leaving thousands of people
homeless and helpless.
But, as seems to be common in crisis situations,
communities and churches across the state are
banding together to lend a
helping hand.
Michael and Joyce Shelley just recently joined
Brushy
Creek
Baptist
Church and were uncertain about joining a larger
church than they had previously attended. But they
were thrilled to be able
to jump right in to serve
when their pastor called
his congregation to lend a
hand in just one day.
Our pastor said on Sunday morning that we have
3,000 members here and
should be doing something, said Joyce Shelley.
The pastor just sent out
the email today that we
were collecting bottled
water.
In fact, Pastor Ralph
Carter, the senior pastor at the church, had an
idea about sending some
bottled water to Columbia and Charleston when
a member of the church
called.
We had a fabulous

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Michael and Joyce Shelley, New members at Brushy Creek


Baptist Church, responded immediately to their pastors
plea to send fresh water to Shandon Baptist Church and
Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia.
member who called and
asked if we were doing
something and that they
were willing to help, said
Patti Alexander, who is
Pastor Carters secretary.
So we started calling everyone we could to collect
bottled water.
Palmetto State Transportation agreed to send
an 18-wheeler to deliver
the water if the church
could collect between
1200 to 1500 cases in
just one day. The church

then partnered with Shandon Baptist Church and


Trenholm Baptist Church
both located in Columbia
which are acting as distribution sites as they are
easy to access.
With hospitals running
short on clean water and
families needing fresh water themselves, the need
is great. But along with
the need for clean water
comes the need for other
necessities, such as personal hygiene products

much more. The church


is located at 2461 Abner
Creek Road in Greer.

pork or chicken. Tickets


may be purchased at the
church office or online at
covumc.org.
All proceeds will go towards local missions.

TOMMY TWITTY
PASTORAL APPRECIATION

Riverside Baptist Church


will hold a churchwide
yard sale on Saturday, Oct.
17, from 7 a.m.-noon.
The event will be held
inside the church gym
at 1249 S. Suber Road in
Greer.

Tommy Twittys 19th


pastoral appreciation will
be held in Gaffney Sunday,
Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at Word
of Deliverance Church,
3324 Chesnee Highway.
Guest messenger will be
Bishop Aaron Clyburn of
Raleigh.
For more information
contact the church at 4617178.

DAY OF UNITY BENEFIT


SCHEDULED OCT. 18

HOLY SMOKE BBQ


SET FOR OCT. 31

RIVERSIDE WILL HOLD


YARD SALE OCT. 17

A Day of Unity benefit for the Charleston


Nine is set for Sunday,
Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. at Piney
Grove Missionary Baptist
Church.
The Church is located on
Jordan Road in Lyman.
The event will feature
speakers, a unity prayer
by Greer Mayor Rick Danner and singers.
There is no cost and the
doors will open at 4 p.m.
For more information,
contact Tena Irby at 4170076 or minister Travis
Watson at 525-3565.

Covenant United Methodist Church will have its


annual Holy Smoke BBQ
on Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. The event will take
place in the churchs gym,
located at 1310 Old Spartanburg Rd.
BBQ plates are being sold
for $8 a plate for pulled

Dan Dudley leads a group of Creative Advancement


students on a field trip.

CAC accepting
new students
for after school
Creative Advancement
Centers is still accepting elementary and high
school students for its after school program, which
meets at Victor Park in
Greer.
The program is in its
eighth year of operation,
and the last few years it
has welcomed more than
100 students. Currently,
Creative
Advancement
Centers has about 75 students regularly attending,

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Christmas Prisoner Packets are due to the Three


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volunteers.
For more information,
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Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m. Bring
your friends and family
for a night filled with free
fun, food and more. There
will be carnival games, a
cake walk, hot dogs, hayrides, bounce houses, and

but the programs capacity is around 100.


Dan Dudley, president
of the organization, said
the mission of the Creative
Advancement Center is to
provide a safe place for
learning and recreation.
The program also provides
a meal for its students.
Email Dudley at dandudley@charter.net
or
call him at 423-7555 to
learn more or to register a
student.

On, Oct. 29 the senior


adults plan to meet at
Laurendas
restaurant
at 6 p.m. for their annual
Halloween Trick or Treat
party and meal. A large
group of ABC seniors usually attend this event.

The Three Rivers Baptist


Association will hold its
annual meeting on Sunday,
Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. At Enoree Baptist Church. Special
guest speaker is Dr. Ron
Barker, SCBC evangelism
and prayer strategist.
The event will feature
missions and ministries
exhibits; a celebration of
Gods work in member
churches; testimony of a
former Muslim who is now
a Christ-follower; presentation of 2016 visions for
prayer and evangelism;
and a prayer for revival.
Member churches are encouraged to move their
Sunday night services to
the meeting.

Milford Baptist Church


at 1282 Milford Church
Road, Greer will be hosting Sweet Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5-7pm.
This is a free event for the
community. There will be
games, inflatables, food
and candy.
For more information,
visit milfordbaptistgreer.
org.

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TRBA ANNUAL
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MILFORD BAPTIST
HOSTS SWEET STREET

and baby items.


Springwell
Church
jumped in to help as well.
David Pearson saw a specific need after talking to
his brother, who pastors
Cornerstone Community
Church in Orangeburg.
His brother, who has a
one-year-old child, had
some minor flooding at his
home, but it gave Pearson
an idea of how Springwell
could help.
Families need baby
food, diapers, wipes, toiletry supplies, said Pearson, who is the Family
and Operations pastor at
Springwell. We want to
teach people that being
the church in our community means being the
church in Columbia and
Charleston as well.
Springwell
partnered
with First Baptist Church
of Columbia, which is
also working with some
churches in Charleston, to
send and receive supplies.
The church [in Columbia] will be going to
shelters on Sunday, said
Pearson. We are not here
celebrating
Springwell.
We are celebrating people
helping people.
To find out other ways to
help the flood victims, visit
www.redcross.org or call
the American Red Cross at
1-800-RED-CROSS.

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OBITUARIES
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

Kimberly H. Acrey
Kimberly
Hollifield
Acrey, 46, of #7 15th
Street, wife of Rodney
Scott Acrey of the home,
died Oct. 11, 2015.
A native of Greenville
County, a daughter of
Vicky Price Larke and her
husband, James of Greer
and the late James Richard
Hollifield, and she attended Greer High School.
Surviving also are two
sons, Stephen Blake Forrester (Alex Cochran) of
Seneca and James Dylan
Forrester (Matti Norsworthy) of Greer; one daughter, Heather Michelle Paccione (Noah Goddard) of
Greer; one brother, Ricky
Hollifield (Patti) of Greer;
and four grandchildren,
Nhikilos and Madalyn Paccione, Hayden Goddard
and Sawyer Forrester.
Funeral services will be
held 2 p.m. Thursday at
Trinity Fellowship, conducted
By Rev. James Price, Rev.
Keith Kelly, Rev. Lee Athey
and Rev. Danny Monroe.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Dylan

Forrester, Blake Forrester,


Noah Goddard, Jordan
Dyer, Brandt Watson and
Brandon Hollifield.
Visitation will be held
12:30 until 1:45 p.m.
Thursday at the church
prior to the service.
The family is at the
home.
Memorials may be made
to the Kimberly Acrey
Memory Fund c/o Greer
State Bank.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.

Mary Ann Tyler


Mary Ann Jennings Tyler, 70, of 205 Genoble
Road, died Oct. 1, 2015 at

Greer Memorial Hospital.


A native of Cherokee County, she was the
daughter of the late Dewey James Jennings, Sr. and
Lois Worley Jennings.
Surviving are her husband, Brownie Tyler of
the home; two sons, Glenn
Harold Tyler, Jr. (Wendy)
of Cleveland and Bruce
Tyler (Pamela) of Startex; a
daughter, Jenny Ann Tyler
of Asheville, North Carolina; thirteen grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held 4 p.m. Sunday at The
Wood Mortuary, conducted by Pastor Jeff Eubanks.
Burial followed in Hillcrest
Memory Gardens.
Visitation was held 2:303:45 p.m. Sunday at The
Wood Mortuary.
The family is at the
home.
Online condolences may
be made at thewoodmortuary.com.
Obituaries can be emailed
to billy@greercitizen.com or
dropped off at 317 Trade St.
Deadline: noon Tuesday. Cost:
$60; with photo $75.

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Weekend Outlook

Chilly Weekend Weather

After a week of cool afternoons and plenty of


sunshine, we will see mild temperatures and
dry weather continue into the weekend. Our
weather this weekend will see temperatures in
the low 670s with overnight lows in the 40s.
Sunny skies and mild temperatures will stay in
our forecast for the first part of next week as
highs stay in the middle 60s. Our average high
temperature is 74 and we will see highs below
that mark for the first part of next week.

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Vintage Market

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Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Temps: Sunny and chilly.


54 to 65.

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Saturday

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58
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61
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ARREST: Resulted in firing for officer


FROM PAGE ONE

PHOTO | SUBMITTED

Ashmore Bros. has existed for more than 85 years. From left to right are the third
generation: Rick, Mark, David and Greg Ashmore.

ASHMORES: Learn tricks of the trade


FROM PAGE ONE

that would continue on


the same path we have,
Mark said. When you
have around 200 employees, youre affecting up to
600 lives, so you want to
make sure that impact is
positive.
Russell Ashmore Sr.,
opened the business as
Ashmore Construction in
1930. In the 1960s Richard Ashmore and Russell
Ashmore Jr. grew the company as second generation
partners, opening a plant
in Greenville.
We had a lot of learning
to do, and we learned it
from the ground up, Russell Ashmore, Jr. said with
a laugh. Richard worked
when he was in his teens
and I did too. In fact, I
helped pave my first road
when I was 12 years old
over in Nicholtown. It was
a learning process.
The company moved
its facility to Greer in the
early 1980s.
We expanded our market and we realized that
we were doing about as
much work in Spartanburg
as we were in Greenville.
That was when we decided
to relocate to Greer, Russell said. We grew, during
mine and Richards tenure
to a three-plant operation.
Brothers Mark and Greg,
along with their partners
and cousins, David and
Rick, became the third
generation of Ashmores to
work with the company.
They were good role
models to work under,
Mark said of his father,
Russell, and uncle, Richard. They taught us things
that made us successful
and they taught us how to
run a business the way it
should be run. Weve enjoyed working with each
other and were still working with each other.
Its because of their
background that the Ashmores are now turning the
reins over to a fourth-generation family company.
Ive known the Rogers
folks for a good while,
Russell said. Theyre really good folks and we feel
like this is a good fit.
Mark said much of
the companys success
through the years can be

There have been


many people that
have made us
successful and
a family-owned
company like this is
about relationships.
Mark Ashmore
attributed to relationship
building.
Weve had a lot of great
customers and suppliers.
There have been many
people that have made us
successful and a familyowned company like this
is about relationships, he
said. Thats probably one
of the biggest things you
take away. We enjoyed

those relationships and


hopefully they did too.
There are a lot of families that dont make it much
past the second generation, Russell added. We
didnt argue a lot about
who was getting what and
I think that makes the difference when youre doing
business with family.
The Ashmores have a
one-year contract with the
Rogers Group with an option to renew at the end of
the contract.
Its hard to say exactly
what well do, Mark said.
My intent is to be involved
in working with some nonprofitsmaybe help with
some development. Id
also like to spend some
more time with my children and grandchildren,
and there wont be near
the pressure anymore.
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Mickens refused to comply with commands from
deputies and K-9 dogs
then bit him. Handcuffs
were applied and Mickens
requested medical attention to treat a bite on his
lower right leg. Mickens
was transported by EMS to
Greenville Hospital System
on Grove Road. Napolitano
followed in his patrol car.
The suspect was treated
and prepared to be released. Napolitano called
two GHS police officers to
help with the suspect, who
refused to leave the hospital bed and made verbal threats to Napolitano
and hospital staff. Once

discharged,
Napolitano
advised Mickens that it
was time to go to jail, and
Mickens said he would not
walk.
Police retrieved a wheelchair and Napolitano attempted to get Mickens
out of the bed. Mickens
allowed himself to fall to
the floor. The officers then
placed the suspect in the
chair.
A surveillance video
captured what happened
next.
Napolitano pushed the
suspect in the chest and
then hit him twice with a
closed fist. Mickens was
handcuffed at the time.
Once the situation was
contained, officers led
Mickens to Napolitanos
patrol car.
As Mickens was being taken to the patrol
car, Loftis said, he made
threats towards deputy
Napolitano and his family, stating he would kill
his family once he was released from jail or either
hire someone to kill his
family.
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CRIME
REPORT

fered a BAC test. She blew


a 0.17 percent and admitted to also taking some
sleeping pills earlier.

DUI

(Note: All information


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

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

TRESPASS

James Earl Mitchell, 51,


of 107 Mountain View Ave.
in Greer was charged withtrespassing after notice
and resisting arrest.
According to an incident
report filed by Greer Police, an officer responded
to Mountain View Avenue
in reference to a subject
knocking on doors and
yelling in the street. One
complainant said that
Mitchell had lived at the
above address but had
since been evicted and put
on Trespass notice. Nonetheless, officers found the
subject inside that residence, yelling and cursing at the complainant.
Police asked him to leave
several times but he refused. Mitchell resisted
arrest but was eventually
detained and transported
to the Greer Jail.

MULTIPLE CHARGES

THE GREER CITIZEN

Leigh Chandler Cantrell,


45, of 726 Maywood Dr. in
Spartanburg was charged
with trespassing after notice and misrepresenting
ID to law enforcement
and is being investigated
for Shoplifting (third and
above). According to the
Greer Police incident report, an officer arrived at
the Walmart at 14055 East
Wade Hampton Blvd in
reference to a Shoplifting
complaint. The stores loss
prevention officer said
shed seen Cantrell take
several items out of their
packaging and put them in
her cart. When the subject
was approached by officers, she identified herself

Fire safety
Thomas Keily examines a firemans uniform with Jason Winchester of the Wade Hampton
Fire Department. Several area fire departments were at the Pelham Road Bi-Lo to promote
safety during Fire Prevention Week.
with a false name before
finally providing her real
name. She did indeed have
several items that had
been removed from packaging and did not have any
identification or money on
her person. She stated her
husband was outside in
the parking lot waiting for
her to finish shopping so
that he could pay for the
items. Cantrell was arrested and taken to the Greer
City Police Department.
Following her arrest, the
loss prevention officer
reviewed the surveillance
footage and reported it
showed Cantrell take a
purse from the store and
then fill it with several
items removed from the
packaging. A criminal history revealed that Cantrell
had eight prior Shoplifting
convictions.

concrete. Stapleton then


exited the vehicle and
stumbled around. He had
an alcoholic odor about
him and bloodshot eyes.
He was taken into custody
for Public Drunkenness
and Suspicion of DUI. The
passenger,
37-year-old
Jennifer Lynn Landrum of
Summerville, SC admitted
shed been drinking beer
inside the car and that she
and Stapleton had also
been drinking at Village
Pub earlier.
She was taken into custody for Public Drunkenness and Open Container.
At the Greer Police Department, officers issued
Stapleton a field sobriety
test, which he failed. He
was taken into custody for
DUI. He refused to provide a breath sample.

DUI

Eurides Lajan, 47, of 101


Juniper Leaf Way in Greer
was charged with driving
under the influence and
open container.
According to the Greer
Police incident report, an
officer was called to the
area of Highway 14 and
Buncombe Road in reference to an impaired driver. After following the
driver briefly, the officer
watched Lajan crash her
car into her own garage
door. When the officer

Randall Lane Stapleton, 26, of 341 Boling Rd.


in Homer, Georgia was
charged with driving under the influence.
According to the incident
report provided by Greer
Police, officers arrived at
the Kangaroo Express at
East Wade Hampton in response to a reckless driver. At that location, one
of them saw a passenger
in a gold Chrysler exit the
car and fall down onto the

approached, Lajan was


standing outside the car
holding a red cup. She was
given a field sobriety test
and failed. She was transported to the Greer City
Police Department and of-

Jeremy Douglas Hirsch,


26, of 118 Balsam Lane
in Woodruff was charged
with driving under the influence (third).
According to a Greer
Police incident report, an
officer was called to the
Kangaroo Express on East
Wade Hampton Blvd. in
reference to an intoxicated customer whod tried
to pay for gas. Officers
found Hirsch at the station trying to pump gas.
His speech was slurred
and his eyes were glassy.
He was issued a field sobriety test and failed. He
was taken into custody for
DUI and issued a BAC test.
Because there was no alcohol in his reading, he was
taken to the hospital for a
urine sample. That sample
indicated that Hirsch had
both depressant drugs
and synthetic marijuana
in his system. A check of
his history revealed three

other DUI
since 2010.

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DISORDERLY CONDUCT

Travis Lamor Smith, 30,


of 298 North Dean St. in
Spartanburg was charged
with disorderly conduct.
According to an incident
report filed by Greer Police, an officer arrived at
Northgate Manor where
a suspicious person was
hovering around a vehicle.
Smith smelled of alcohol
and stated that the vehicle
in question was his and
had been stolen from him.
The officer asked him for
proof of ownership and
he said that he had a key.
When he walked up to the
vehicle to put the key in
it, the officer noticed that
the key belonged to a Toyota and the vehicle was a
Honda. When he stopped
Smith from inserting the
key, the subject began to
yell and curse. The owners of the vehicle said that
Smith had been sitting
on the vehicle and saying
that it was his. Smith was
placed under arrest for
disorderly conduct.

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The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

Jackets annihilate Bulldogs

BLAME
CANNADA
BILLY
CANNADA

BY LELAND BURCH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
After gashing foes with
an all-terrain ground attack in recent weeks, unbeaten Greer took to the
air Friday night to crush
Berea 61-0 in a Peach Blossom AAA road game.
Veteran
quarterback
Mario Cusano completed
15 of 20 passes for 285
yards and four touchdowns, prompting Coach
Will Young to exclaim, we
really showcased our offense tonight!
Young said Greers game
plan was to do something different, because
we have got to find a way
to keep improving. The
Yellow Jackets have won
17 straight regular season
games, but have little to
show for the post-season
playoffs. It wasnt that
Berea was giving us the
pass. It was dry for the
first time in three weeks,
and we wanted to throw
the ball. The kids were really excited about playing
tonight.
Mario is a special player, a great leader. He was
impressive tonight, said
Young of Cusanos performance that included
distributing the ball to six
different receivers. His
stats would have been bigger if he had played the

Spurrier
quit?

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

The Yellow Jacket defense was relentless last Friday night at Berea, posting a 61-0 shutout during the teams seventh win
of the season. Greer remains undefeated heading into the final three weeks of the regular season.
entire game, but Mario is
very unselfish.
Our defense also played
really well, added Young

in the wake of Greers


22nd. consecutive triumph over the Bulldogs.
The Yellow Jackets inter-

cepted a season-high four


passes, including one that
Adrain McGee returned for
a touchdown. I think our

defensive backs are having some kind of a competition back there, Young
SEE JACKETS | B4

Travelers Rest takes


down rival Blue Ridge
BY KENNETH COLLINS MAPLE
STAFF WRITER

WILLIAM BUCHHEIT | THE GREER CITIZEN

Steadman Rogers and the Rebels made Riverside pay


during a 76-7 beat down last Friday night.

Rebels throttle
Riverside, 76-7
BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Byrnes got the offense
going quickly, as quarterback Micah Young hit
ReJon Scott on a 22-yard
route to put the Rebels
ahead. Jaylan Foster then
returned a Riverside punt
45 yards for a touchdown,
and on the following drive,
Young found Demarcus
Gregory for a 52-yard
score.
The onslaught continued throughout the first
12 minutes of actions,
amounting to 41 first
quarter points for the Rebels.
It was a blur, really,
Riverside coach Phil Smith
said. I dont know that Ive
ever been a part of a game
where its been 41-0 in the
first quarter. I think our

I dont know that


Ive ever been a
part of a game
where its been 41-0
in the first quarter.
Phil Smith

Riverside coach
defense was only on the
field maybe three times
before the score was 35-0.
It was a difficult game to
re-watch on film.
Young rounded out the
first quarter scoring with
a rushing touchdown and
another passing score
to Foster. Foster then
SEE THROTTLE | B2

If Blue Ridge receiver


Jason Sammons hauls in
a difficult diving catch in
the end zone with little
time left, the outcome of
Friday nights contest at
Travelers Rest might have
been different.
As it stands, the Devildogs defeated the Tigers
33-28, sending them to a
2-5 mark on the season.
Blue Ridge looked hungry to begin the game. The
Tigers jumped out to a 140 score quickly behind Jake
Smith touchdown passes
of 16 and 70-yard gains to
Tamaje Green and Sonny
Stevens, respectively.
Blue Ridge head coach
Shane Clark said the game
plan was to come out playing fast and aggressive.
However, Travelers Rest
stepped up its aggression in the second and
third quarters. Entering
the fourth quarter, the Tigers trailed 27-21, and it
looked as though the Devildogs were going to put
the game out of reach with
another score, this one on
a 15-yard scamper from
Jason Dilworth. However,
the home team elected for
the two-point conversion
to make up for a missed
extra point earlier in the
game. Blue Ridge stopped
the attempt and, with a
little life, looked poised to
at least make the last few
minutes interesting.
Interesting is one word
to describe what happened
next. With a third and five
from their own 38, Sammons caught a pass from
Smith and then carried
the ball all the way to the
Devildog 10-yard line.
Smith then dashed into
the end zone for six. Jon

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Sonny Stevens is swarmed by a pack of Devildogs during


the Tigers 22-28 loss to Travelers Rest last Friday.
Michael Bright kicked the
extra point through the
uprights to bring the score
to 33-28. A defensive stop
and one more touchdown
and the Tigers would have
the lead.
The defense did its part,
prohibiting the Devildogs
from doing much with the
ball. They punted, and the
Tigers began at their 45yard line. Once again Sammons made another great
play, a long catch down
to the 12-yard line. A few
plays of minimal yards
set up a fourth and goal
from about the eight, but
Smiths pass slid through
the arms of a diving Sammons. The Devildogs celebrated and ran out the

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clock.
After the game, Clark
said the loss was indicative of the way the team
has played this season.
We cant finish things
off, he said. Lot of Jekyll and Hyde type stuff
right here. We have a great
series here and there on
both sides of the ball and
then we have a really bad
series.
These guys have to believe in themselves. They
cant lose confidence.
Theyve got to work on
that. Thats something you
cant coach in somebody.
kmaple@greercitizan.com | 877-2076

he story didnt end the


way it shouldve for
Steve Spurrier.
The often quotable and
fun-to-watch head ball
coach apparently called
it quits this week, stepping down from the South
Carolina job hes occupied
for 10 years.
Im not a fan of mid-season retirements (I dont
know who would be). Im
sure Spurrier and his staff
preach a never give up
message to their team as
often as they can, but to
me, thats exactly what
happened in this situation. I dont care how old
and tired he was, he quit
on his teamand thats
not OK.
I know there are probably other contributing
factors and politics that
played a role in Spurriers
departure. Maybe South
Carolina knew theyd
be searching for a new
coach, so they decided to
ask Spurrier to step down
so they could conduct
the search publicly. Its
entirely possible that
he was nudged out the
door, given the direction
things have been going in
Columbia lately.
But what a horrible way
for an otherwise great
coach to end his career.
From 2005-2015, Spurrier won 86 games with
the Gamecocks, recording
three-consecutive 11-win
seasons from 2011-2013.
He won five bowl games
with USC.
Much of his success
came during his stint at
Florida, where he won 122
games in 11 seasons. He
won six bowl games with
the Gators, including a
national championship,
and has been named SEC
coach of the year five
times.
Does that sound like a
resume that should end
with a mid-season quit?
The surprising part, to
me, has been the reaction
from South Carolina fans.
From what Ive seen, the
overwhelming response
to Spurriers decision has
been positive, with many
Gamecock fans thanking
the head ball coach for
what hes done with the
program. I think Steve
Spurrier deserves a lot of
credit for whats hes been
able to do at USC, but the
way he left would make
me question his loyalty.
There are still six games
left on the schedule this
season. Thats six final
games for the seniors
Spurrier recruited. Thats
six more chances for the
gamecocks to turn things
around and make some
noise in the SEC. Thats
one more matchup with
a top-ranked Clemson
teamand we know
how much Spurrier has
enjoyed trash talking the
Tigers throughout the last
decade.
I hope Gamecock fans
and players can recover,
because this appears to
be rock bottom. Ive heard
a lot of complaints and
rumors that Spurrier has
not been recruiting, calling plays or anything else
of the sort. So lets hope
this move is actually a
positive one for USC.
Spurrier owes South
Carolina fans an apology.

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THIS WEEKS GAMES


BLUE RIDGE
at SOUTHSIDE
GREER
at CHAPMAN
RIVERSIDE
MAULDIN
BYRNES
J.L. MANN
EASTSIDE
at BEREA
LAST WEEKS SCORES
TRAV. REST 33 BLUE RIDGE 28
BYRNES 76
RIVERSIDE 7
SOUTHSIDE 27
EASTSIDE 16
GREER 61
BEREA 0
BLUE RIDGE HIGH
Fighting Tigers

HEAD COACH - SHANE CLARK


AUG. 28
24 WADE HAMPTON 28
SEPT. 4
27 JL MANN 18
SEPT. 11
0 STEPHENS CO.21
SEPT. 18
21 EASTSIDE 33
SEPT. 25
30 BEREA 27
OCT. 2
28 EMERALD 49
OCT. 9
28 TRAV. REST 33
OCT. 16
at SOUTHSIDE
OCT. 22
at CHAPMAN (THURS.)
OCT. 30
GREER

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

Perfection is goal for Greer


BY LELAND BURCH
FOR THE GREER CITIZEN
The Peach Blossom AAA
championship is almost
within Greers reach, but
the Yellow Jackets must
overcome several hurdles
during the stretch run of
the 2015 football season,
beginning with Chapman.
Greer travels to Inman
to take on the Panthers
this Friday night at 7:30
p.m., and it will be a pretty good challenge for us,
declares Yellow Jackets
Coach Will Young. Chapman will be one of the
best teams we have played
in weeks. It wont get any
easier the rest of the way
either, he says, but we
are focused only on this
game. We want to win this
week, and we will worry
about the rest of the season after that.
Chapman comes into
the game after trampling
Emerald, 42-21, last week
to improve to 5-2 overall.
Even more impressive, the
Panthers have just one region loss, a 31-27 setback
at the hands of Eastside. A
win over the undefeated
Yellow Jackets would create a deadlock at the top
of the region standings,
giving Chapman the edge
if the race ends that way.
Greers defense will be
challenged by the Panthers spread offense led
by sophomore quarterback Colton Bailey. Hes
fast, and he throws well,
Young said of Bailey. He
was a good player for their

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Up next for Ramone Ramage and the unbeaten Yellow


Jackets is Chapman.
jayvee team last year, and
hes even better this year.
Young said Chapman
also uses an H Back, like us,
at times. They have a good
running back in another
sophomore, D.J. Twitty,
who is a big-bodied kid at
6-0, 195 pounds. He added that the Panthers also
have a good offensive line,
certainly better than those
we have faced in recent
weeks.

Defensively, the Panthers operate out of a 4-2


arrangement. They have
a couple of really good defensive linemen in Mcarthur Scott, a 214-pound
tackle, and Tashun Wallace
at end. Their middle linebacker, Landon Holden, is
also a very good player,
Young said.
Despite the Panthers
threat to their hopes,
Young is more focused on

THROTTLE:
Rebels roll
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BYRNES HIGH
Rebels

HEAD COACH - BRIAN LANE


AUG. 22
40 NORTHWESTERN 31
AUG. 28
42 TL HANNA 21
SEPT. 4
31 MALLARD CREEK 29
SEPT. 18
14 GAFFNEY 28
SEPT. 25
28 B. SPRINGS 23
OCT. 2
7 SPARTANBURG 17
OCT. 9
76 RIVERSIDE 7
OCT. 16
JL MANN
PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN
OCT. 23
at MAULDIN
OCT. 30
DORMAN Shamarius Rucker and the Eagles were unable to escape Southside last Friday during a
NOV. 6
at WADE HAMPTON 27-16 region loss at home.

EASTSIDE HIGH
Eagles

HEAD COACH - STEVE WILSON


AUG. 28
25 RIVERSIDE 0
SEPT. 4
13 CHRIST CHURCH 15
SEPT. 11
41 WADE HAMPTON 34
SEPT. 18
33 BLUE RIDGE 21
SEPT. 25
31 CHAPMAN 27
OCT. 2
7 GREER 48
OCT. 9
16 SOUTHSIDE 27
OCT. 16
at BEREA
OCT. 23
TRAVELERS REST
OCT. 30
EMERALD

GREER HIGH
Yellow Jackets

HEAD COACH - WILL YOUNG


AUG. 28
40 CLINTON 8
SEPT. 4
49 RIVERSIDE 6
SEPT. 11
35 UNION 28
SEPT. 18
39 EMERALD 20
SEPT. 25
41 TRAV. REST 13
OCT. 2
48 EASTSIDE 7
OCT. 9
61 BEREA 0
OCT. 16
at CHAPMAN
OCT. 23
SOUTHSIDE
OCT. 30
at BLUE RIDGE

RIVERSIDE HIGH
Warriors

HEAD COACH - PHIL SMITH


AUG. 28
0 EASTSIDE 25
SEPT. 4
6 GREER 49
SEPT. 11
0 at WOODMONT 32
SEPT. 18
3 HILLCREST 70
SEPT. 25
7 SPARTANBURG 55
OCT. 2
0 B. SPRINGS 52
OCT. 9
7 BYRNES 76
OCT. 15
MAULDIN
OCT. 23
at J.L. MANN
OCT. 30
WADE HAMPTON
NOV. 6
at DORMAN

his Yellow Jackets. Some


of the success we had last
week was because Berea
is struggling right now.
We have plenty of room
to improve, in areas like
blocking, tackling, throwing, catchingyou name
it. It is very important that
we have good practices
and continue to work and
learn. We will also continue tweaking things offensively and defensively.
I feel real good about
our team and how far we
have come, said Young
of the 7-0 Yellow Jackets
who are at the same place
they were a year ago. But
we should never be satisfied with where we are.
The challenge is to keep
focused and keep improving. The kids are doing
what we ask as coaches,
and they are having are a
good time.
Greer came through
the Berea contest with no
additional injuries. Two
starters, Zach Glidden and
Noah Blosser remained
sidelined with knee injuries suffered at Travelers
Rest. Young said Blosser,
the teams center, could
be back in two more
weeks, but we dont know
about Glidden (a wide receiver).
Adrian McGee is at full
strength after an injury
at Travelers Rest. He was
a lot better at Berea last
week. Adrian ran well and
caught the ball well, getting a couple of interceptions, Young noted.

Eastside falls to Southside


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
The Eagles could not
hang on for their third
region win of the season,
falling to Southside 27-16
at home last Friday night.
Eastside (4-3, 2-2) has
now dropped its last two
games after opening region play 2-0.
The Eagles managed to
build a 13-7 advantage at

the half, but the Tigers got


right back in the game in
the third quarter, scoring
on an 80-yard drive and
taking a 14-13 lead.
Eastsides Alex Woznick
nailed his third field goal
of the game in the third
quarter to give his team a
16-14 lead, but Southside
countered quickly, scoring on a long run from
Quavian White. Jeremiah
Ferguson then picked off a

T.J. Gist pass and returned


it for a touchdown to give
his team its final score of
the game.
Eastside will travel to
Berea this week in hopes
of ending its two-game
losing streak. The Eagles
will close the season out
at home against Travelers
Rest and Emerald, as they
look to nail down a playoff
berth.

returned another punt for


a touchdown.
In the second half, Byrnes was able to get its
second team some playing
time.
We were fortunate to be
able to get up on Riverside
and play a lot of guys,
head coach Brian Lane
said. James Bernard, our
backup quarterback, had
only been in seven plays
all year long because of
the eight quarter rule, but
he got plenty of time during the second half. It was
just a good game for our
kids.
The Rebels were recovering from their first loss,
which came at the hands
of Spartanburg last week.
After a loss, you can either do one or two things,
Lane said. You either cry
about it or you be about it.
The kids decided to learn
from it and we were able
to work hard and get better. We werent going to
dwell on it. We were going
to move forward.
Friday night wasnt all
bad for Riverside. Warrior
quarterback Aaron Odom
completed a touchdown
pass to Jeremiah Bogan in
the fourth quarter to get
his team on the board.
Riverside will take on
Mauldin this week while
Byrnes hosts J.L. Mann.

Riverside hopes to bounce back


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
Just a year after one of
the schools best seasons
in recent memory, the
Warriors are struggling
to give anybody on their
schedule a game.
Riverside has had little
success against its brutal
region schedule so far,
but head coach Phil Smith
hopes his team can put its
recent 76-7 loss behind
them and make the most
out of their final four
games.
To get 76 points scored
on you is not much fun,
he said. We have to do
a better job. Weve had
a brutal few weeks with
Spartanburg, Byrnes and
Boiling Springs. After the
Byrnes game, we kind of
said, now that this is over,
lets move on.
The Warriors will take
on Mauldin this Thursday
night at 7:30 p.m. Kickoff
had to be moved back a
day due to the fall break
holiday, Smith said.
Against Mauldin last
year, we went over to their

place and really controlled


the game, Smith said.
This year, Mauldins got
a lot of weapons on offense. Watching film over
the last three games, their
quarterback is really a
tremendous player. Hes
that dual threat guy who
can run and throw, and
that offense is really built
around him.
Having only scored a
total of 30 points this
season, Smith said he has
been encouraged by his
teams unwillingness to
throw in the towel.
I told the kids at practice that I was proud of
the way we kept showing
up. It would be very easy,
right now, to fold up tent
and move on, but our guys
are still coming to work,
he said. We have to keep
preparing ourselves as
best we can and hopefully
good things will happen.
The Warriors will be making some adjustments to
their special teams, which
gave up three touchdowns
to the Rebels.
Were making some
changes on our punt team

WILLIAM BUCHHEIT | THE GREER CITIZEN

Braxton Collins and the Warriors hope to bounce back


against Mauldin this Friday.
this week, he said. We
shot ourselves in the foot
last week with mental errors on special teams, so
were going to do what

we can to limit those mistakes.


billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

SPORTS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

B3

BATTLE OF THE TIGERS

Blue Ridge to take on Southside Friday


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR
As the 2015 regular season begins to wind down,
time is of the essence for
Blue Ridge.
The Tigers have a chance
to shake up the region
during their final three
games, but they will have
to do so against the Peach
Blossoms top teams.
This Friday, Blue Ridge
(2-5, 1-3) will aim to turn
things around against
Southside (6-1).
Were trying to teach
our guys about adversity
and fighting through it,
head coach Shane Clark
said. On Monday, we talked about fighting through
the rest of the season and
doing it with heart, and I
thought we had a really
good practice.
The Tigers have lost a
number of close games
this season, and none of
them hurt worse than last
weeks 33-28 loss to rival
Travelers Rest.
It was a tough loss for
us, especially after the way
we started out, Clark said.
Its the same old story for
usnot being able to put
anything together consistently. It keeps biting us
and to see it happen again
during that rivalry game
was tough.
Blue Ridge will now face
Southside, which has only
slipped up against Emer-

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ald this season.


Were preparing for
Southside the same way
we prepared for Wade
Hampton in week one,
Clark said.
Theyre very athletic.
They always are, he said.
Theyve got guys that can
move all over the field and
theyve got speed. Obviously, when youre 6-1,
youre a very good football
team.
Southside will likely
show a couple of different
looks on defense.
Theyll switch it up between a three-man and
a four-man front, Clark
said. On offense, they
dont have a lot of plays.
They just run what they
run and their athleticism
takes over. Its been working well for them.
Southsides
Jeremiah
Ferguson, who will lead the
effort defensively on Friday, was recently selected
to participate in the Shrine
Bowl this December, presenting Clarks team with
a tough matchup.
Well have to really be
on our game to have a
chance to win this one,
Clark said. Weve got
some things were working onsome formations
and thingsthat we hope
will give us an advantage.
Hopefully we can confuse
them a little bit from what
theyve seen from us on
film. Ultimately, its going

MANDY FERGUSON | THE GREER CITIZEN

Evan Coffin and the Blue Ridge Tigers were unable to knock off their rival, Travelers Rest, last Friday, but they hope to
bounce back against Southside this week.
to come down to execution.
Blue Ridge will face
Chapman and Greer in the
final two games of the season. Winning out would

PLAYERS OF WEEK SEVEN


OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
John Guthrie

71

Position: OL
Age: 17
Class: Senior

Parents: Kendra and Melvin


Away from the field: Enjoys playing basketball
Favorite athlete: LeBron James
Favorite movie: Straight Outta Compton
Favorite video game: NBA 2K
Favorite artist or band: Drake

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Adrian McGee

24

Position: RB
Age: 17
Class: Senior

put the Tigers at .500 on


the year, giving them a
shot to make the postseason.
Were a lot better than
we think we are right now

as a team, Clark said.


There are a lot of small
things right now that are
keeping us from being really, really good. Thats
part of that inconsistency

weve been talking about


all year, but if we can put
it together, were going to
be dangerous.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

Byrnes to host J.L. Mann


BY BILLY CANNADA
SPORTS EDITOR

We have to get

Things could not have


gone better for Byrnes
against Riverside last
week, as the Rebels came
away with a 76-7 win on
the road.
Brian Lanes team will
now face J.L. Mann at
home in hopes of improving to 7-1 on the season.
Were really just continuing to work on ourselves. Thats the biggest
thing, Lane said. If you
look at the Spartanburg
game, it was execution.
We didnt execute when
we needed to, and it cost
us. Were just trying to get
better week in and week
out.
J.L. Mann has struggled
so far this season, only
winning one of its first

better day by day...


Were going to keep
on grinding.
Brian Lane

Byrnes head coach


seven games. The Patriots have picked up losses
to Blue Ridge, Southside,
Hillcrest, Greenville, Dorman and Mauldin.
Lane said his team cannot afford any slip ups
down the stretch, as they
get set to take on Mann,
Mauldin, Dorman and
Wade Hampton.
We have to get better
day by day, Lane said.

Were 6-1 right now, so


weve got to step up to the
challenge and finish the
season strong. Were going
to keep on grinding.
Two Rebel standouts,
Jaylan Foster and Chavis
Dawkins were recently selected to participate in the
annual Shrine Bowl of the
Carolinas.
Those guys work hard,
Lane said. Theyre good
guys. You cant be more
proud of what theyve accomplished here at Byrnes.
Theyre going to go on to
college and be excellent
football players and great
people. I think theyll represent us well in the Shrine
Bowl.
Kickoff for Friday nights
game is set for 7:30 p.m.
billy@greercitizen.com | 877-2076

PLAYERS OF WEEK SIX

Parents: Kelly and Lamar


Away from the field: Enjoys playing guitar, video
games
Favorite athlete: Cam Newton
Favorite movie: Rocky
Favorite video game: Call of Duty Black Ops 2
Favorite artist or band: Lecrae

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK


Jordan Hawthorne

72

Position: DL
Age: 17
Class: Senior

Parents: David and Whitney


Away from the field: Enjoys hanging out with friends
and family
Favorite athlete: Aaron Donald
Favorite movie: Pursuit of Happiness
Favorite video game: Madden
Favorite artist or band: Migos

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Blue Ridge Highs Kyle Anders and John Patrick were named Greer Citizen/Owens
Insurance Players of Week Six. Pictured, left to right, are Chad Hannon (Owens), Anders
(Offensive Lineman of the Week), coach Shane Clark, Patrick (Defensive Player of the
Week) and Shane Lynn (Owens).

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Micah Young

Position: QB
Age: 17
Class: Senior

Mother: Beverly Glenn


Away from the field: Enjoys spending time with
friends, playing other sports and hanging out with his
girlfriend
Favorite athlete: Cam Newton
Favorite movie: The Blindside
Favorite video game: Madden
Favorite artist or band: Chris Brown

PRESTON BURCH | THE GREER CITIZEN

Greer Highs Mario Cusano and Korey Styles were named Greer Citizen/Owens Insurance
Players of Week Six. Pictured, left to right, are Chad Hannon (Owens), Cusano (Offensive
Player of the Week), coach Will Young, Styles (Defensive Lineman of the Week) and Shane
Lynn (Owens).

B4

sports

the greer citizen

wednesday, October 14, 2015

North Greenville
thumps Ave Maria
North Greenville Football extended its winstreak to three games last
Saturday afternoon with a
49-13 win over Ave Maria
University.
Nelson Hughes hooked
up with Demajiay Rooks
less than three minutes
in to give NGU a quick 70 lead following the extra
point.
It was Rooks first
touchdown, as a Crusader
and one of three passing
touchdowns on the day
for Hughes.
Ave
Maria
marched
down the field on the
ensuing possession to
even the score at 7-7. The
Gyrenes put together a 17play 97-yard drive, which
was capped off by a 20yard touchdown pass from
Thomas Zimmer to Kreichman to even the tally. The
drive knocked off seven
minutes and 59 seconds
off the clock.
North Greenvilles defense kept the Ave Maria
offense in check for the
rest of the game, holding
the Gyrenes to 263 total
yards. The Black Swarm
lived up to its name, racking up four sacks and 10
total tackles for loss. Caleb Adkins and Shaquan
Burney led the charge with
two tackles in the backfield.
NGUs pass defense was
also stellar, intercepting
three passes. The Gyrenes

would score their only other touchdown with 12:24


left in the fourth quarter.
The momentum changed
quickly on the Ave Maria kickoff, as Demajiay
Rooks would find pay dirt
for the second time in the
quarter. This time Rooks
returned a kickoff 78yards for a touchdown as
he finished the game with
110 all-purpose yards and
two touchdowns.
Trey Walker took responsibility for NGUs
next score as he crossed
the goalline with 13:32 left
in the half. Walkers only
touchdown of the day ended a 4 -play drive, capitalizing on Eddie Studyvances
first career interception,
which ended Ave Marias
previous drive. The touchdown extended North
Greenvilles lead to 21-7. It
was also NGUs only rushing score of the day.
Mason Sanders and
Hughes hooked up for
two touchdowns in two of
NGUs final three drives of
the first half. The first, a
14-yarder would be exclamation point on a fourplay, 63-yard excursion. A
41-yard reception by Robbie Brown would set up the
quick strike, which gave
the Crusaders a 28-7 lead.
Jeremy Massey would set
up North Greenvilles final
score with his first career
interception, which he returned to the AVU 30 yard

line. Sanders and Hughes


would hook up once more
in to extend the lead to 3517.
The NGU offense scored
twice more in the second
half, as Robbie Brown extended his touchdown
streak to three games with
a 13-yard touchdown reception while Mason Sanders scored once more for
his third touchdown of
the day. Will Hunter and
Michael Calabro accounted for their first career
touchdown passes while
NGU extended the lead to
five scores.
Mason Sanders led all
receivers with three touchdowns while Robbie Brown
finished with 64-yards and
one score. Trey Walker finished with 11 rushes for
90-yards while Shakeem
Wharton had a career high
74-yards on 15 carries.
Hughes finished with 111
passing yards and three
touchdowns. NGU finished
with 429 total yards as a
unit.
Josh Harlan and Mason
Hodge led the defense with
seven tackles while Nigel
Gay, Eddie Studyvance,
and Jeremy Massey each
picked off an Ave Maria pass. Anthony Blair,
Shaquan Burney, Caleb
Adkins, and Darius Custard all recorded sacks,
setting a new season high
for sacks in a game.

Photo | Submitted

Vets helping vets


The new officers of Greer American Legion Post 115 were sworn in by Bob Scherer, first
Vice Commander of S.C. and Clyde Mabery, District Commander of South Carolina.
Officers from left to right are: Vic Anderson (Sargeant At Arms), David Skinner (Service
Officer), Bob Starliper (Post Commander), Howard Kress (Vice Commander), Wayne
Boney (Adjutant and Athletic Director). Bob states the new officers are ready to serve our
veterans in need in the Greer area and surrounding communities. All vets are welcome to
join Post 115. For more information, contact Bob at 451-1780.

Photo | Courtesy of Nascar.com/Getty IMages

Joey Logano punched a ticket to the eliminator round of the chase for the NASCAR Sprint
Cup with a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Logano wins to advance


in NASCAR chase
Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire
Congratulations,
Joey
Logano. You just drew the
first get-out-of jail-free
card for Talladega.
With a dominating victory in Sundays rain-delayed Bank of America 500
at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Logano punched an
early-bird ticket to the
eliminator round of the
chase for the NASCAR
Sprint Cup.
Now Logano can take a
carefree trip to unpredictable Talladega two weeks
hence. The same cant be
said for three of the sports
superstars. Matt Kenseth,
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and
Kyle Busch all had major
issues at Charlotte and
will have to rebound in the
remaining two races of the
Contender Round to keep
their title hopes alive.
Loganos No. 22 Team
Penske Ford led 227 of the
334 laps and crossed the
finish line .703 seconds
ahead of Kevin Harvick,
who posted his 11th runner-up finish of the season
to go with three victories.
The win was Loganos
fourth of the season, his
first at Charlotte and the
12th of his career. Most
important, however, was
the free pass into the Eliminator Round.
Loganos the only one
whos going to sleep for
the next two weeks, said
Martin Truex Jr., who finished third in the No. 78
Furniture Row Chevrolet.
Logano echoed those
same sentiments.
This makes Talladega
way easier, Logano said.
I know thats on everyones mind when this
round starts, and last year
we won Kansas when it
was the first race of this
round and now we were
able to get it this time at
Charlotte. Well get lots of

sleep here the next couple


of weeks.
Logano notched his victory a week after Harvick
triumphed at Dover to
claw his way back into the
chase.
I think everyone saw
how fast he was last week
and it probably made a
lot of people nervous, but
our team kept their heads
up and stayed confident,
Logano said. We know we
can beat them. We know
weve got what we need
over here, and our team is
as tight-knit as they get.
Im proud of them. I
couldnt be more proud of
them. We had a lot of money stops today to keep us
out front. The pit stops
were great and I couldnt
be more proud of what
theyre doing right now.
Denny
Hamlin
ran
fourth, followed by Kurt
Busch and Carl Edwards.
Seventh-place
finisher
Austin Dillon was the only
non-Chase driver in the
top nine, with Jeff Gordon
coming home eighth in his
last ride at the 1.5-mile
speedway and Brad Keselowski nursing his No. 2
Ford to the finish line in
ninth, after feeling a vibration in the left rear of his
car.
Kenseth, the polesitter,
led 72 laps in the early
going before a litany of
issues ultimately knocked
him out of the race in
42nd place and left him in
dire jeopardy of elimination from the Chase.
The coup de grace came
on Lap 177 when contact
between Kenseths Toyota
and Ryan Newmans Chevrolet sent both cars into
the outside wall. Kenseths
day ended on Lap 240,
when his car shot into the
Turn 3 wall after blowing a
right front tire, the result
of suspension damage
from the earlier incident.
Multiple brushes with

the outside wall, the first


after contact with Carl Edwards Toyota, relegated
Earnhardt to a 28th-place
finish, four laps down.
Busch, the final major
casualty, was running
third under caution when
his Toyota collided with
Kyle Larsons Chevrolet after both made feints near
the entrance to pit road.
Busch bluffed a pit stop
and Larson turned down
into the No. 18 Toyota
when Busch was trying to
steer his car back onto the
racing surfaces.
Despite
subsequently
sliding in a patch of oil
and further damaging
his car against the outside wall, Busch salvaged
a 20th-place finish after
the collision, but trails
eighth-place Keselowski
by 10 points. After the
Oct. 25 race at Talladega,
the Chase field will be cut
from 12 drivers to eight.
Newman finished 15th
and is ninth in the standings, four points ahead of
Busch.
The race was originally
scheduled for Saturday
night, but rain forced its
postponement to a sunny
Sunday.
Well,
we
definitely
had to make some bigger
swings at the handling of
the car than what we were
prepared for last night,
said Harvick. I like racing
in the day, and especially
here at Charlotte, because
it seems like the cars
move around more and
its harder to get a hold of
your car.
But we never were able
to get the balance right on
our car all weekend and
just never really got comfortable in the carbut
kept grinding away, and
it got better throughout
the day today, and thats a
good thing on race day.

Jackets: Remain undefeated with shutout over Berea, look to lock down first place
From B1

noted. The only flaw in


Greers entire evening was
a missed extra point.
We have got to get
that straightened out,
declared Young. Those
should be automatic.
The one-sided affair enabled the coaching staff to
substitute freely. We were
able to play a lot of kids,
and we even moved some
guys to different positions
on the field, both offensively and defensively.
That gave them a chance
to see what the others are
doing out there, and I believe it will help us down
the road, he said.
Greer was on the way to
4-0 in the region and 7-0
overall shortly after getting off the bus. Cusano
delivered a long pass up
the middle to Troy Pride
who streaked past the
Bulldog secondary for a
54-yard touchdown on the
third play of the game.
A penalty nullified McGees 62-yard touchdown
run on the next series,
but Greer came back with
a 48-yard scoring drive
capped by a 15-yard pass
from Cusano to Ramone
Ramage. Nick Robersons
extra point kick bounced
off the upright, leaving it
a 13-0 affair.

Mandy Ferguson | The Greer Citizen

Isaiah Long wraps up a Berea ball carrier during the Jackets 61-0 win over the Bulldogs.

McGee gets pick

McGee soon picked off


his first of two interceptions, and later rambled
14-yards to the end zone
on a fourth-and-one attempt. Cusano delivered a
two-point conversion toss
to Alex Syphertt that built
the lead to 21-0 early in
the second period.
Greers next possession
opened with a short pass
to McGee who raced 50
yards down the sidelines
to pay dirt.

Dorian Lindsey got in


the scoring act when he
grabbed a pair of touchdown passes in the final
two minutes of the half
as Greer put the game out
of reach at 49-0. The first
score came on a five-yard
catch that capped a 52yard drive. Lindsey then
picked off a Berea aerial
that he returned to the
Dogs 38 yard line, and
two plays later he grabbed
a 38-yard Cusano bomb
in the end zone with just

over one second remaining until intermission.


Greer opened the second
half with McGee intercepting a Berea pass and returning the pick 40 yards
to the end zone.
The Yellow Jackets added a safety when a poor
center snap forced Bereas
Colby Pressley to fall on
the ball in the end zone.
Greer scored again on
the final play of the third
period
when
back-up
quarterback Brice Green

delivered a 39-yard pass


to Ramage.
Roberson added the final points, a 27-yard field
goal, with 2:15 remaining
in the fourth period.
The stats were as onesided as the score. Greer
piled up 430 yards of total
offense for 15 first downs.
The Yellow Jackets rushed
for 107 yards, the fewest
of the season, but threw
for 323 yards. Greers defense held the Bulldogs to
116 net yards and six first
downs. Berea completed 5
of 17 passes for 83 yards
and rushed for just 33
yards.
The Bulldogs shot themselves in the foot with a
fumble and five pass interceptions, while Greer
had only one turnover on
a fumbled punt. The Yellow Jackets also had the
most penalties, six, for 55
yards. Berea was flagged
just once, for five yards.

The score by quarters

Greer 13 29 16 3 - 61
Berea 0 0 0 0 - 0
First quarter: Pride (G)
54-yard pass from Cusano,
Roberson kick; Ramage (G)
15-yard pass from Cusano,
kick failed.
Second quarter: McGee
(G), 14- yard run, Syphrertt,
two-point conversion pass
from Cusano; McGee, 50yard pass from Cusano,

Roberson kick; Lindsey,


five-yard pas from Cusano, Robertson kick; Lindsey, 36-yard pass from Cusano, Roberson kick.
Third quarter: McGee
(G) 40-yard pass interception return Roberson kick;
Pressley (B) safety; Ramage, 39-yard pass from
Green, Roberson kick.
Fourth quarter: Roberson (G), 27-yard field goal.
Individual stats:
Greer rushing: McGee
5/28 yards yards; Cusano
4/0 yards; Markel Warren,
6/23 yards; Camron Kelley
2/16 yards; Green 2/40
yards.
Berea rushing: Travis
Hagood 20/49 yards; Quay
Thackston 12/31 yards;
Stevie Williams 2/-1 yard;
Zay Ballenger 1/0 yard;
Pressley 5/-45 yards.
Greer passing: Cusano
15/20 2857 yards; Green
3/3 40 yards.
Berea passing: Pressley
5/17 83 yards.
Greer receiving: Lindsey
6/110 yards; Pride 2/64
yards; Syphertt 3/9 yards;
Ramage 2/54 yards; McGee 2/55 yards; Kelley
1/16 yards; Chance Coleman 1/18 yards; Luis Marrero 1/-1 yard.
Berea receiving: Ballenger 1/15 yards; Tyler Landrum 4/68 yards.

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B6 THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

What is Big Thursday?


I

ts an old fashioned
bazaar. Its a shopping experience. Its a
barbecue lunch and a hot
dog supper. Its a display
of talented bakers, artists,
and craftsmen. Big Thursday is an event that brings
out the best from Greer
Community Ministries
(GCM) support base.
This years Big Thursday
is Nov. 5 at Fairview Baptist Church, 1300 Locust
Hill Road, Greer from 8
a.m. to 7 p.m.
New features this year
include the addition of
vendor boutiques, an
appraisal fair much like
Antique Road Show, a
man cave, and the sale
of upcycled and repurposed furniture. Christmas crafts, baked goods,
including Ann Heltons
apple pies and Nancy
Welchs angel biscuits, as
well as other Big Thursday favorites such as the
barbecue lunch and Greer
Lions Club hot dog supper remain.
To accommodate local
businesses, schools, and
individuals who have to
work that day, barbecue
lunches prepared by the
Bucket Boys can be preordered and then delivered
the day of the event. Call
the ministry, 877-1937, to
be included in business
pre-orders.
For 36 years, Big
Thursday has generated
needed revenue for GCMs
four programs. The food
pantry and clothing closet
supply emergency food
and clothing twice annually to people in need in
the Greater Greer area.
The Meals on Wheels
program feeds about
330 homebound people
Monday through Friday
and the Senior Dining
program offers food, fellowship, and friendship
to about 30 senior adults
each week day.
Big Thursday is an
event for the entire
community, said Candice Good, event chair.
Whether you are helping fill the tables with

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

GCMs Big Thursday will be held Nov. 5 at Fairview Baptist


Church in Greer.

The all-day annual event, held to raise money for Greer Community Ministries, features a
wide range of events.

An online auction
is new territory for
us, but it presents
new opportunities
as well.
Cindy Simpler

GCM Executive Director

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

This years Big Thursday event will feature an online auction for the first time.
delicious baked goods,
donating items for our
auctions, coming out to
purchase items or lifting us up in prayer. We

genuinely appreciate your


generosity. We invite each
of you to come out on
Nov. 5 to help us make
a difference in our great

community and allow us


to continue the mission of
the ministry sharing the
love of Jesus while making sure all are clothed

and fed in the Greer community.


Hundreds of volunteers
come together to support
Big Thursday by donating
baked goods, crafts, auction items, and their time.
There are changes this
year to help increase revenue. An online auction
is taking place prior to
the event instead of a live
auction. WHAM Auctions
Appraisals & Real Estate
LLC stepped in this year
to help create a week-long
auction that can be seen
by a much wider audience.

An online auction is
new territory for us, but it
presents new opportunities as well, said Cindy
Simpler, GCM executive
director. Our reach in
previous years included
a one-time audience for a
few hours. This will give
us exposure for an entire
week and give people a
chance to bid on items
from the comfort of their
own homes at all hours of
the day.
Donations for the online
auction are currently
being accepted at WHAM,
104 Middleton Way, Greer,
through Oct. 20. Items
such as crafts, baked
goods, silent auction
items, man cave items,
and furniture to be repurposed are also needed
to make Big Thursday
successful. Please call
the ministry if you plan
to donate, 877-1937. The
auction will take place
from Oct. 28-Nov. 2 at
whamauctions.com.

THE ART OF CRAFTS


Vintage Market in the Park set for Saturday
BY BILLY CANNADA
EDITOR
Its time to get vintage
in downtown Greer.
Entering its fifth year
in Greer, Vintage Market
in the Park will make its
way back to City Park
this Saturday from 10
a.m.-4 p.m., featuring
repurposed, handmade
and antique items from
more than 60 vendors.
The idea for the semiannual event came several years ago after a
need was identified.
We started this as an
experiment, Founder
Wanda Garcia said.
Id been out to the big
shows in Texas and I
was absolutely in love
with the idea of mixing vintage, repurposed
and handmade. When I
came back, I knew we
had to do it. There was
nothing like it in the
state.
The first Vintage Market was held at Poinsett
West in downtown, but
the event grew so quickly, another location was
needed.
We started out in
this garden and had 14
vendors, Garcia said.
By the second year, it
was obvious that we
wouldnt be able to stay
there because we needed more room.
Vintage Market relocated to Greer City Park
in 2013, and Garcia said
it has attracted large
crowds.
It has just grown by
leaps and bounds, she

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

FILE PHOTO | THE GREER CITIZEN

This years vintage event in downtown Greer will feature product from more than
60 vendors.

Greers Vintage Market in the Park will return this


Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

said. Its a lovely venue


and its very centralized
so people can find it.
Its been a lot of fun.
Sixty-two vendors are
scheduled to attend this
year, and Garcia said
there will be something
for everyone.
Youll find vintage
and antique itemsanything from old photographs to vintage clothing. Its just really fun if
youre a vintage lover,
Garcia said. We also
have our handmade
category, which is great
artists who are creating

My hope in having the market at the


park was not to pull away people from
downtown, but to bring them in.
Wanda Garcia
Founder

wonderful products
everything from soaps,
lotions and candles to
baby slippers.
The event will also
feature items that have
been repurposed and
recycled.
Youll find several

vendors that deal in


things that they make
from junk, Garcia said.
Its an amazing thing
and much of it is practical. Its home dcor and
things you can actually
use.
Garcia said she tries to

hold Vintage Market in


the Park each April and
October, but this years
event has received the
most feedback from potential attendees.
Weve seen a lot of
growthparticularly on
Facebookthis year,
she said. Our event
page is showing over
3,600 people planning
to come. Even if you
get half that, its 1,800
people, so were very
excited.
Garcia said the market is becoming a destination event for down-

town, and she hopes it


will bring more people
to Greer.
The downtown Greer
area is amazing because
it has quite a number of
small business retail
shops and restaurants,
Garcia said. Its a wonderful eclectic place to
come and visit. My hope
in having the market
at the park was not to
pull away people from
downtown, but to bring
them in. What I hope
Ive done is make this a
destination event.

ENTERTAINMENT
The Greer Citizen

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

B7

Sicario a riveting, educational thriller


Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Jake Gyllenhaal, Oona
Laurence in Southpaw

COUCH THEATER

DVD previews
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NEW RELEASES
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PICKS OF THE WEEK

Pixels (PG-13) -- Adam


Sandler slouches his way
through more haphazard
hijinks in this big-budget
nostalgic action-comedy.
Sandler plays a schlubby
guy still trying to get over
a video-game tournament
he lost in his childhood.
Hes also friends with the
president, who is played
by Kevin James (keep suspending that disbelief,
cause the aliens havent
even landed yet). Shrugging Sandler must team
up with others (Peter
Dinklage, Josh Gad and
Michelle Monaghan) to defeat an invading force of
aliens that have taken the
form of 80s arcade game
characters.
Its not just the noise
and flashing lights that
make arcade games so fun
and memorable. A movie
so deeply inspired by arcades might have gotten
that lesson and written a
script to prove it. Grownups may get tickles of nostalgia when a giant Q*bert
appears on screen, but
that cant support a running time this long with
jokes this thin.
The Gift (R) -- In this
psychological
thriller,
theres just something
so nerve-wracking about
somebody trying too hard
to be your friend. Simon
and Robyn (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall)
are a lovely young couple
who recently moved from
Chicago to Los Angeles.
A chance encounter puts
them in touch with Gordo
(Joel Edgerton), an acquaintance from Simons
high school -- Gordo the
weirdo they called him.
Soon, Gordos being very
generous with gifts, even
dropping by their house
unannounced in the middle of the day. Seems nice
... but something is way
off.
Written and directed
by Edgerton, this thriller
hits the right notes without overplaying any of
them. The tension in the
marriage, and the tension
over what Simon could
be hiding, hang with you.
Youre reading the screen
for clues, for the next cue
about where this is going.
Southpaw (R) -- Jake
Gyllenhaal plays a boxer
who must endure sparring
round after round with almost every boxing-movie
trope. Billy Hope (Jake
Gyllenhaal) grew up an
orphan, married the perfect woman, had a baby,
became a champion and
then lost everything. To
save his daughter (Oona
Laurence) from being a
ward of the state, Billy
has to get a new manager
(Forrest Whitaker) and get
back in the ring. Gyllenhaal and Whitaker have a
fine dynamic, but nothing
elevates the movie above
the predictability hanging
all over it.
Max (PG) -- When a
U.S. Marine is killed in the
line of duty, his canine
companion, Max, refuses
to take commands from
anyone else -- except the
Marines teenage brother,
Justin. Besides having just
lost his older brother, Justin has some issues getting along with his father,
talking to girls and generally staying out of trouble.
Max helps him out with all
of these. Theres also some
trouble with Mexican drug
traffickers, which seems
way too far out of Justin and Maxs league. The
movie seems distracted
and broken up, with overthe-top sentimentality as
the thread holding it together.

Run time: 120 minutes


Rating: R for violence and
language

f you dont know much


about Americas War on
Drugs, you can learn a
lot from Sicario. Even if
you do know a lot about
it, Denis Villeneuves
relentless thriller drives
home the futility and
moral ambiguity of our
governments failed
campaign. Featuring
white-knuckle suspense,
strong performances and
hyper-realistic cinematography, its a rare movie
thats as educational as it
is gripping.
Emily Blunt stars as
Kate Marcel, a Phoenix FBI
agent who goes to Mexico
with a covert narcotics unit to track down a
brutal cartel kingpin. The
teams harrowing battles
on both sides of the border teach the nave agent
that people are rarely who
they seem when it comes
to the drug war. And
while the police, politicians and dealers may
be the ones on the front
lines, its their families
who pay the emotional
cost.

THINGS
TO DO
GREER FARMERS MARKET
CONTINUES THURSDAY

The Greer Farmers Market will continue Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4-7
p.m. in the parking lot at
Main and Poinsett streets
(across from BB&T).
The market will be held
each Thursday through
the end of October.
Visit greerfarmersmarket.com.

OLDE TYME FARM DAY


RETURNS OCT. 24

Gail and Vic Campbell


will hold Olde Tyme Farm
Day at their Log Cabin
Farm on Saturday, Oct. 24,
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with a
welcome and prayer at 11
a.m.
The day will feature old
time processes including
molasses-making with a
horse-drawn mill, apple
butter making, apple cider
press, grist mill, quilting,
spinning and felting, blacksmithing, butter churning
and campfire cooking.
Childrens crafts, hay
wagon, pony cart and
horse rides will also be offered. There will be bluegrass music, antique displays, farm animals and
Amish barn.
Cost is $5 donation per
carload. Barbecue and hot
dogs by Sims BBQ will be
available for purchase.
Log Cabin Farm is located at 3855 Pennington
Road in Greer, one mile
south of Blue Ridge High.

STOMPING GROUNDS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Stomping Grounds Open


Mic Night is held the second and fourth Friday of
each month. Dan and Luann Gray are hosting open
mic on the second Friday
of the month and Mr. John
is hosting on the fourth
Friday of the month, each
from 7-10 p.m.
Ongoing events:
Mondays: Colored Pencil Art Class with Robert
Decker, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesdays: Weekly Majong Games, 2-5 p.m.
First & third Tuesdays:
Old Time Jam with Bob
Buckingham, 7-9 p.m.
First & third Wednesdays: Celtic Session, 7-9
p.m.
Visit
www.stompinggroundsgreer.com
for
more information.

MOVIE
REVIEW
WILLIAM
BUCHHEIT
While Blunt and Josh
Brolin are predictably
good, Benicio Del Toro is
the standout here. The
2000 Oscar winner turns
in his best performance in
well over a decade playing
a cartel insider with an ax
to grind. In comparison to
his character, Blunts and
Brolins rolls seem almost
flimsy. Blunt is 32 now,
and it was hard for me to
buy her character could
be so nave.
While Del Toro is the
shining light of the cast,
the production crew
has a number of standouts. Twelve-time Oscar
nominee Roger Deakins
cinematography puts
us right into the action,
whether it be inside traffic jams, motel rooms or
underground tunnels. Johann Johannssons score,
meanwhile, is so foreboding that it reminded me of
the one Kubrick used in
The Shining.
And praise is also due
Villeneuve for skillfully

CHORALES AND
SINGERS IN CONCERT

The Furman University


Mens and Womens Chorales and the Furman Singers will present their fall
concert Thursday, Oct. 22,
at 8 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on the Furman
University campus.
The concert is free and
open to the public, and is
part of Furmans Cultural
Life Program.
Conducted by Furman
music professors Dr. Vivian Hamilton and Dr.
Hugh Ferguson Floyd, the
program includes a mix
of sacred and traditional
hymns, folk tunes and
spirituals.
Accompanying the choral groups are Furman
freshman Gabriel Smallwood of Florence, and Furman senior Grace Odell of
Pelzer.
Twelve Angry Men at
Logos Theatre
Twelve Angry Men will
be staged The Academy of
Arts Logos Theatre Oct.
23-24.
Based on the 1957
award-winning film with
Henry Fonda, the play
follows the closing arguments in a murder trial
and the 12 members of
the jury who must deliberate, with a guilty verdict
meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen.
As the men try to reach a
unanimous decision while
sequestered in a
room, one juror casts
considerable doubt on
elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to
the surface, and conflict
threatens to derail the delicate process.
For ticket information,
contact The Academy of
Arts Logos Theatre at
268-9342 or visit www.
theacademyofarts.org.

WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR


IN GREENVILLE

The Boeing B-17 Flying


Fortress Nine O Nine
WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Witchcraft WWII Heavy
Bomber and P-51 Mustang
fighter will be on display
at the Greenville Downtown Airport Oct. 23-25.
The B-17 is one of only
eight in flying condition
in the United States, the
B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the
sole remaining examples
of their type flying in the
world. Visitors can explore the aircraft inside
and out during the event
sponsored by The Collings
Foundation Wings of
Freedom Tour. Ground
tours and display times
are 2-4:30 p.m. Friday, 9
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday.
Tickets are $12 for
adults and $6 for children
under 12 to tour the aircraft. WWII veterans can
tour at no cost. Flights on
the B-17 or B-24 are available for $450 per person.
P-51 flights are $2,200 for
a half hour or $3,200 for
one hour.

PHOTO| COURTESY LIONSGATE FILMS

Benicio Del Toro stars in the thriller Sicario.


counterbalancing explosive violence with quieter,
more human moments.
At the end of the film,
theres an especially
striking scene involving
a group of boys playing
soccer. They pause for
several seconds when
grenades and gunfire
erupt in the distance only
to continue as if nothing
has happened. Its the
directors way of showing us that, even in the
furnace of death, life does
indeed go on.

The planes will be displayed at Runway Caf at


the Greenville Downtown
Airport, 21 Airport Road
Ext. For more information
or to reserve a flight, call
800-568-8924.
Sherman College Health
Center hosts Trunk or
Treat Oct. 30
Sherman College Health
Center will host Trunk
or Treat for families on
Friday, Oct. 30, from 5-8
p.m.
Cars will be decorated, and their owners will be dressed
to match. Visitors are
asked to bring your bags
or buckets.
The event will be held
in the Sherman College
of Chiropractic Health
Center parking lot, 2020
Springfield Road in Boiling Springs (use zip code
29316 for GPS).

CHAPMAN CULTURAL ARTS


GRANT DEADLINE

The deadline to apply


for a Community Grant
from Chapman Cultural
Center is Nov. 20.
These quarterly grants
provide financial assistance to cultural arts
projects that impact Spartanburg County. They are
open to nonprofit organizations and professional
artists in amounts up to
$1,000.
This deadline is for projects that will take place
from Jan. 1, 2016, to June
30, 2016.
Eligible cultural projects
are those that actively engage the performing, visual, literary, or folk arts.
They can include small
or pilot activities, new or
developing programs, organizational development,
professional development,
to establishment of annual
events, or special projects
of high artistic quality.
More specifically, these
grants can fund public
art, commissioned works,
community outreach, marketing projects, media and
theatre productions, presentations, consultations,
publications, installations,
and staff salaries.
For complete details,
please visit online ChapmanCulturalCenter.org
and search community
grants or call 591-5600.

HUBBARD TO BE FEATURED
ARTIST IN LANDRUM

The artist for the month


of October at Carolina
Foothills Artisan Center in
Landrum will be Erin Hubbard, a recent graduate
of Western Carolina University and intern at the
Center.
As an artist, she believes
in pushing the criteria of
what defines art, and she
will be showcasing her
needlepoint and sewing
pieces.
Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Landrum is
open Mondays, 11 a.m.-3
p.m.; Thursday-Saturday,
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more information,
please call 461-3050.

ROTHS KNOCK KNOCK AN


ENTERTAINING LITTLE RIDE
Rating: 6.5 out of 10
Run time: 99 minutes
Rating: R for language,
violence and nudity
If the prospect of two
gorgeous half-naked
women torturing Keanu
Reeves appeals to you,
odds are youll enjoy
Knock Knock. That is,
after all, the plot of director Eli Roths sexy black

BJU PRESENTS A NEW


SEASON OF ARTBREAKS

Greenville residents will


once again have the opportunity to broaden their
artistic and cultural understanding through ArtBreak, a continuing education event series hosted
by the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery.
On the second Thursday
of most months during the
academic year, ArtBreak
participants eat lunch
while listening to lectures
from experts in fields relating to art, history and
culture. The first two ArtBreaks are scheduled to
take place at the Museum
& Gallery at Bob Jones University while the rest will
be held at the museums
satellite location in downtown Greenville, Museum
& Gallery (M&G) at Heritage Green.
This falls ArtBreak series will feature a variety
of both new and returning
speakers. Nov. 12 (M&G
at Heritage Green): Darren Poupore, curator at
the Biltmore Estate Preserving the Masterpiece:
Restoring the Biltmores
Historic Interiors
Dec. 10 (M&G at Heritage
Green): Martha Severens,
curator, Greenville County
Museum of Art 1992-2010
Playing Detective: Sleuthing a Little-Known Painter
Named Eugene Thomason
M&G museum members
receive free admission to
all ArtBreak lectures.
For non-members, the lecture fee is $5. For those
interested in purchasing
a boxed lunch, there is an
additional $7 fee.
To learn more visit www.
bjumg.org/artbreak or call
770-1330.

comedy about a family


man who cant fight off
two nymphs who show
up at his door one rainy
night.
Though it doesnt have
the intensity, violence or
exotic settings of Roths
other current release,
The Green Inferno,
Knock Knock does have
its share of nightmarish
destruction and psychological anguish. Reeves,
long prone to overacting
anyway, hams it up with
gusto, while Lorenzo
Izzo (Roths real-life wife)
and Ana de Armas are
fantastic as the vindictive
vixens.
Though the movie
contains commentary on
things like monogamy, art
and social media, it clearly isnt meant to be taken
too seriously. Tonally, it
reminded me somewhat
of Peter Bergs fantastic
1998 black comedy, Very
Bad Things. Though it
isnt as funny as that
one was, it has enough
chuckles and squirminducing moments to be
fun. If, that is, youre not
too easily offended. Now
available on Charter On
Demand.

FICTION ADDICTION HOSTS


STORYTIME THURSDAYS

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction


hosts a free childrens storytime for preschoolers
every Thursday morning
at 10:30 a.m.
Upcoming picture books
to be read include:
Oct. 15: Pete the Cat
and the Bedtime Blues by
James Dean.
Oct. 22: The Nonsense
Show by Eric Carle.
Oct. 29: The Fun Book
of Scary Stuff by Hyewon
Yum.
Nov. 5: Imaginary Fred
by Eoin Colfer.
Nov. 12: Little Tree by
Loren Long.
Nov. 19: Bear Says
Thanks by Karma Wilson.
The store is located at
1175 Woods Crossing Rd.
#5
For more info, call 6750540.

ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY


SMALL WORKS SHOW

The Artists Guild Gallery


of Greenville will host the
5th Annual Juried Small
Works Show Oct. 1-31.
They work in various mediums including
acrylic, oil and watercolor
paintings, jewelry, glass,
woodwork, photography,
pottery and sculpture. One
or more of the artists is
in the gallery at all times,
demonstrating throughout the day and always
ready to discuss their art
with visitors.
The Artists Guild Gallery
of Greenville is located at
200 North Main Street
in Greenville. Hours are
Monday-Saturday
10-6,
Sun 1-5, the first Friday of
each month 10-8.
SEE EVENTS | B10

B8

FUN AND GAMES

THE GREER CITIZEN

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

GERD relapses
may be seasonal
DEAR DR. ROACH: I
have some questions about
GERD. I was diagnosed 16
years ago and was put on
many medications, but I
either got side effects or
they didnt work. I made
up my mind to watch my
diet carefully. That has
worked well most of the
time, but about six weeks
ago I started experiencing
burning and pain again. I
tried eliminating different
foods in my diet, but it
wasnt working.
I visited my primary care
doctor and he prescribed
sucralfate, four times a
day, along with omeprazole twice a day. Ive been
this treatment a short
time, and see a hint of improvement. I dont understand why I went all these
years with little pain and
all of a sudden I feel like
Im back to square one.
The nurse practitioner
in the same office said
they are thinking GERD is
seasonal, just like allergies, and that it should go
away. I am very frustrated.
I really dont want to have
surgery. -- A.
ANSWER: I cant tell you
why, but I do see people
getting exacerbations that
last for a few days or weeks,
and then they go back
to being fine. The nurse
practitioner knew something I didnt, because I
found evidence that GERD
symptoms are statistically
worse from October to December. Maybe it has to do
with the foods eaten more
commonly at that time of
the year.

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.

I tried eliminating
different foods
in my diet, but it
wasnt working.
That being said, look
at any new medications
(many can worsen GERD);
consider weight loss if
yours has gone up; and
make sure you are eating
a good three hours before
bed. Alcohol and tobacco
are bad for many things,
including GERD. Finally,
sometimes serious conditions can look like GERD.
If symptoms persist, your
primary care doctor may
send you to a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy.
The booklet on acid reflux explains GERD. Readers can obtain a copy by
writing: Dr. Roach -- No.
501W, 628 Virginia Drive,
Orlando, FL 32803. Enclose a check or money
order (no cash) for $4.75
U.S./$6 Canada with the
recipients printed name
and address. Please allow
four weeks for delivery.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am
70 years old, and three
and a half months ago,

my ENT found a malignant


sarcoma at the base of my
tongue on the right side.
They also found a hint of
cancer in the lymph node
near the tumor. On Friday
I finish up an eight-week
treatment of radiation and
chemotherapy.
My question is what my
risk might be for developing other cancers in the
future, assuming that this
tumor has been eradicated? -- J.K.
ANSWER: Congratulations to you and your doctor for his diligence, and I
hope your recovery goes
well.
In general, cancers are
more common in people
who have had cancer before. The rate of developing second cancers depends on the specific type.
Theres not a lot written
about second cancer after
head and neck sarcoma,
but what I found suggests
that the risk is not terribly high. In general, the
younger you are when you
develop the first cancer,
the higher the risk of a
second.
Dr. Roach regrets that
he is unable to answer individual letters, but will
incorporate them in the
column whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.
To view and order health
pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to
Good Health, 628 Virginia
Drive Orlando, FL 32803.

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Zende gave a revealing response when Carter


inquired about his and
Nicoles burgeoning relationship. Ridge firmly
put his foot down when
asked about reassigning
Thomas to another position within the company.
Nicole turned to Brooke
for advice. Rick and Maya
sought a professional consultation to assist them
in achieving a mutual
goal. Nicole boldly asked
Zende about his commitment to her. Brooke and
Steffy conferred about
Ridges unusual behavior
and wondered if Thomas
had anything to do with it.
Ridge made an important
move that would affect
many within the company.
Wyatt gave Ivy a pep talk.
Nicole made a decision
that could either make or
break her future with Zende. Wait to See: Bitter enemies make amends.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Marlena and Lucas expressed their deep concern over Samis behavior.
Andre put Aiden in a tough
position. Theresa fought to
make sure that Kate didnt
shut her out at Basic Black.
Nicole broke some disappointing news to Eric. Sami
was overwhelmed with the
memories of the past. Marlena continued to defend
Chads innocence. Sami

Katherine Kelly Lang stars


as Brooke on The Bold and
The Beautiful
tried to commit murder.
Stefano made a heartfelt
plea to Chad. Paul helped
John with his search. Sonny had an emotional reunion with Adrienne and
Justin. Stefano blamed Abigail for what was happening to Chad. Rafe unknowingly questioned the real
Necktie Killer as he tried
to clear Chads name. Sonny and Paul had a fraught
encounter. Wait to See: A
funeral is held for one of
Salems most beloved citizens.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Michael and Morgan


defended their actions
to Sonny. Sabrina revealed her secret to Felix.
Franco and Nina came
through for Kiki. Dante
was shocked to discover
the truth about Olivias
baby. Paul pressured Ava
to cooperate with his plan.
Maxie and Dillon made a

shocking discovery while


filming the movie. Later,
Dante warned Dillon to
stay away from Lulu. Nathan apologized to Valerie
for his wrong assumption.
Sam hired Spinelli to help
her and Jake. Maxie and
Nathan were torn between
their loyalties to their
friends and to each other.
Dillon told Dante that he
knew all about his indiscretion. Annas guilt started to take a toll on her.
Nikolas offered Hayden a
job. Wait to See: Nathan
urges Dante to be honest
with Lulu.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Dylan visited Sharon


at Fairview and was disappointed to learn that
she wasnt ready to come
home. Meanwhile, Patty
continued to insert herself into Sharons life. Jill
planned a celebration at
Chancellor Park in honor
of Delias memory. Devon
and Dylan chased a lead in
the hopes of finding Hilary. Gwen told Neil about a
doctor who specialized in
experimental treatments.
After she was attacked
by his family, Luca asked
Marisa to move in with
him so that he could keep
her safe. Kevin learned
that Chelsea was planning on leaving Genoa City
soon. Victor called on his
family to work together to
destroy the Paragon Project. Wait to See: Judgment
Day arrives for Adam.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

FUN AND GAMES

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015

THE GREER CITIZEN

B9

GERD relapses
may be seasonal
DEAR DR. ROACH: I
have some questions about
GERD. I was diagnosed 16
years ago and was put on
many medications, but I
either got side effects or
they didnt work. I made
up my mind to watch my
diet carefully. That has
worked well most of the
time, but about six weeks
ago I started experiencing
burning and pain again. I
tried eliminating different
foods in my diet, but it
wasnt working.
I visited my primary care
doctor and he prescribed
sucralfate, four times a
day, along with omeprazole twice a day. Ive been
this treatment a short
time, and see a hint of improvement. I dont understand why I went all these
years with little pain and
all of a sudden I feel like
Im back to square one.
The nurse practitioner
in the same office said
they are thinking GERD is
seasonal, just like allergies, and that it should go
away. I am very frustrated.
I really dont want to have
surgery. -- A.
ANSWER: I cant tell you
why, but I do see people
getting exacerbations that
last for a few days or weeks,
and then they go back
to being fine. The nurse
practitioner knew something I didnt, because I
found evidence that GERD
symptoms are statistically
worse from October to December. Maybe it has to do
with the foods eaten more
commonly at that time of
the year.

TO YOUR
GOOD HEALTH
KEITH
ROACH, M.D.

I tried eliminating
different foods
in my diet, but it
wasnt working.
That being said, look
at any new medications
(many can worsen GERD);
consider weight loss if
yours has gone up; and
make sure you are eating
a good three hours before
bed. Alcohol and tobacco
are bad for many things,
including GERD. Finally,
sometimes serious conditions can look like GERD.
If symptoms persist, your
primary care doctor may
send you to a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy.
The booklet on acid reflux explains GERD. Readers can obtain a copy by
writing: Dr. Roach -- No.
501W, 628 Virginia Drive,
Orlando, FL 32803. Enclose a check or money
order (no cash) for $4.75
U.S./$6 Canada with the
recipients printed name
and address. Please allow
four weeks for delivery.
***
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am
70 years old, and three
and a half months ago,

my ENT found a malignant


sarcoma at the base of my
tongue on the right side.
They also found a hint of
cancer in the lymph node
near the tumor. On Friday
I finish up an eight-week
treatment of radiation and
chemotherapy.
My question is what my
risk might be for developing other cancers in the
future, assuming that this
tumor has been eradicated? -- J.K.
ANSWER: Congratulations to you and your doctor for his diligence, and I
hope your recovery goes
well.
In general, cancers are
more common in people
who have had cancer before. The rate of developing second cancers depends on the specific type.
Theres not a lot written
about second cancer after
head and neck sarcoma,
but what I found suggests
that the risk is not terribly high. In general, the
younger you are when you
develop the first cancer,
the higher the risk of a
second.
Dr. Roach regrets that
he is unable to answer individual letters, but will
incorporate them in the
column whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu.
To view and order health
pamphlets, visit www.rbmamall.com, or write to
Good Health, 628 Virginia
Drive Orlando, FL 32803.

SOAP UPDATES
BY DANA BLOCK

THE BOLD AND


THE BEAUTIFUL

Zende gave a revealing response when Carter


inquired about his and
Nicoles burgeoning relationship. Ridge firmly
put his foot down when
asked about reassigning
Thomas to another position within the company.
Nicole turned to Brooke
for advice. Rick and Maya
sought a professional consultation to assist them
in achieving a mutual
goal. Nicole boldly asked
Zende about his commitment to her. Brooke and
Steffy conferred about
Ridges unusual behavior
and wondered if Thomas
had anything to do with it.
Ridge made an important
move that would affect
many within the company.
Wyatt gave Ivy a pep talk.
Nicole made a decision
that could either make or
break her future with Zende. Wait to See: Bitter enemies make amends.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

Marlena and Lucas expressed their deep concern over Samis behavior.
Andre put Aiden in a tough
position. Theresa fought to
make sure that Kate didnt
shut her out at Basic Black.
Nicole broke some disappointing news to Eric. Sami
was overwhelmed with the
memories of the past. Marlena continued to defend
Chads innocence. Sami

Katherine Kelly Lang stars


as Brooke on The Bold and
The Beautiful
tried to commit murder.
Stefano made a heartfelt
plea to Chad. Paul helped
John with his search. Sonny had an emotional reunion with Adrienne and
Justin. Stefano blamed Abigail for what was happening to Chad. Rafe unknowingly questioned the real
Necktie Killer as he tried
to clear Chads name. Sonny and Paul had a fraught
encounter. Wait to See: A
funeral is held for one of
Salems most beloved citizens.

GENERAL HOSPITAL

Michael and Morgan


defended their actions
to Sonny. Sabrina revealed her secret to Felix.
Franco and Nina came
through for Kiki. Dante
was shocked to discover
the truth about Olivias
baby. Paul pressured Ava
to cooperate with his plan.
Maxie and Dillon made a

shocking discovery while


filming the movie. Later,
Dante warned Dillon to
stay away from Lulu. Nathan apologized to Valerie
for his wrong assumption.
Sam hired Spinelli to help
her and Jake. Maxie and
Nathan were torn between
their loyalties to their
friends and to each other.
Dillon told Dante that he
knew all about his indiscretion. Annas guilt started to take a toll on her.
Nikolas offered Hayden a
job. Wait to See: Nathan
urges Dante to be honest
with Lulu.

THE YOUNG AND


THE RESTLESS

Dylan visited Sharon


at Fairview and was disappointed to learn that
she wasnt ready to come
home. Meanwhile, Patty
continued to insert herself into Sharons life. Jill
planned a celebration at
Chancellor Park in honor
of Delias memory. Devon
and Dylan chased a lead in
the hopes of finding Hilary. Gwen told Neil about a
doctor who specialized in
experimental treatments.
After she was attacked
by his family, Luca asked
Marisa to move in with
him so that he could keep
her safe. Kevin learned
that Chelsea was planning on leaving Genoa City
soon. Victor called on his
family to work together to
destroy the Paragon Project. Wait to See: Judgment
Day arrives for Adam.

THE SPATS by Jeff Pickering

RFD by Mike Marland

AMBER WAVES by Dave T. Phipps

OUT ON A LIMB by Gary Kopervas

mp

B10 the greer citizen

wednesday, October 14, 2015

Events: Ballet, film and flight


from B7

Ballet Spartanburg to
present Cinderella

Ballet Spartanburg will


present Cinderella Oct.
16-18 at Chapman Cultural Center.
This well known fairytale
is underscored by Serguei
Prokofievs music.
Showtimes are Friday,
Oct. 16, 7 p.m.; Saturday,
Oct. 17, 11 a.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m. For
information, visit www.
balletspartanburg.org.

Western Carolina Radio


Control host Charity
Fly In

Western Carolina Radio


Control will host its fifth
annual Charity Fly In on
Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
to benefit the Miracle Hill
Boys Shelter in Greenville.
Admission to the event
is free for spectators. Food
and drinks will be available for sale.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015

Pilot landing fee is $20


and includes lunch.
There will be drawings
for remote control planes
and candy for kids trickor-treating.
The event will be at the
WCRC club field on Highway 417 one mile south
of Highway 101 near Willow Creek Golf Course in
between Dean Road and
Bragg Road.

The Film House


upcoming showings

Upcoming events include:


October will present
fans with horror both new
and old, funny and terrifying, indie and foreign
including
Beetlejuice
at Swamp Rabbit Caf
Oct. 17; Ringu at Coffee Underground Oct. 18;
The Shining at Thomas
Creek Brewery Oct. 22;
and Night of the Living
Dead and a very ghastly
party at Connollys Irish

Pub Oct. 26. Throughout


the month of October,
The Film House will also
be running local scavenger hunts for great horror
prizes.

Spuds & Sprouts


Program

Twice a month children


have the opportunity to
participate in a learning
activity focused on local
foods and healthy and active living.
When children sign up
for the program at the
Spuds & Sprouts booth,
they will receive a passport
that is stamped for each
completed activity. Once
they fill up their passport,
children will receive a special prize.
Upcoming event dates
are listed below:
October 17: Apple Tasting hosted by The Childrens Museum
For more information,
call 467-4494.

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