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make it impractical to incorporate the existing house into the proposed 103-bed, 88,000-square-foot assisted living facility, though he hasn’t completely ruled it out. “The last thing we want to do is a wholesale demolition of the existing house,” he said. Simmons said that the home has been added on to over the years and he is meeting with the Palmetto Trust for Preservation this week to discuss what can be worked out regarding the disposition of the home. He also said he would entertain offers from anyone who may want to relocate the house and keep it intact. He is meeting with Jerry Blassingame According to “Remembering Greenville: at Soteria Community Development Photographs from the Coxe Collection” by Jeffrey Corporation, a ministry service that R. Willis of the Greenville Historical Society, the takes down buildings piece by piece to house at 1004 Augusta St. was built by William and Harriet Cleveland Wilkins in 1868-1869. The reclaim and recycle the building matehouse was designed in the Second Empire style, rials. a popular Victorian designed borrowed from “That could be another option,” he the French during the reign of Napoleon III. The said. historic home could be demolished to make way A neighborhood meeting was held for a new assisted-living facility. Monday evening with nearby Greater Sullivan residents. Simmons said there home,” he said. Initial city staff analysis on the zonwere some concerns about traffic and parking but said most residents don’t ing change concluded “the request to bring vehicles and he hopes that staff rezone the property from C-2 to OD is could use public transportation since consistent with the standards.” The proposal will go before the Planit is easily accessible. o the fIrst and only InvIsIble 24/7I* hope hearIng ning Commission on Thursday, Dec. “Somewhere in all of this we aId. can find a solution for the existing 12, at 4 p.m. at City Hall.
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Hang up and drive Greenville would advance public safety by banning handheld devices behind the wheel. Greenville City Council would raise the bar statewide and challenge a feckless Legislature if its members adopt a proposed ban on not just texting, but the use of any handheld device while driving a motor vehicle within city limits. The chief value of a law is to change behavior – and few behaviors threaten public safety more than the “epidemic of distracted driving” Mayor Pro Tem David Sudduth denounced in a recent council work session on a proposed texting ban for drivers. Sudduth heads a council task force charged several months ago with evaluating the potential for a municipal ban on sending electronic text messages while driving a vehicle. But the subcommittee quickly realized other cellphone uses were just as distracting and dangerous behind the wheel, he said. The city needs to create an environment and a mechanism that will encourage people “to have two hands on the steering wheel and two eyes on the road,” Sudduth told his colleagues. To that end, the task force is proposing a blanket ban on the use of hand-held devices while driving. No talking. No texting. No fiddling with the GPS or iTunes playlist. If opposition runs true to form, it will sort into two camps: nanny government foes who resist policy limits on personal choice, and quibblers who oppose texting bans until all possible distractions (eating, reading, applying makeup) are banned while driving as well. Both are pure stonewalling. Cellphone use is a unique threat to highway safety, provoking well-documented lane swerves, delayed reaction times and other potentially fatal lapses. Federal studies show motorists talking on a phone are 30 percent more likely to crash. University of Utah researchers certify cellphone use behind the wheel to be equal to driving drunk. However, texting stands unrivaled because it involves all three types of distraction: visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual (taking your hands off the wheel) and cognitive (taking your mind off what you are doing). One federal study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute concluded texting makes a driver 20 times more likely to cause an accident. Not 20 percent – 20 times. No other distraction comes close to the perils of typing on a tiny screen while piloting 4,000 pounds of aluminum, glass and steel. That reality exposes the reckless disregard of our state Legislature’s perennial refusal to make texting while driving illegal. Only one other state – Montana – has no distracted-driving law of any form. In typical Palmetto State fashion, the legislative debate so far has focused more on limiting the reach of the laws proposed than on protecting the motoring public from texters. So municipal governments are stepping into the breach – 13 to date, with Charleston being the latest, as of October. All ban texting while driving; Greenville would be the first to ban handheld devices altogether. As police Chief Terri Wilfong noted, “nothing in your hand” is easy to enforce. If “hands on the wheel, eyes on the road” is the goal, City Council now knows the way forward.
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Last year, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill that many representatives thought pertained only to Horry County. That bill, H.3290, may be up for a vote in the Senate as early as the first day of the legislative session in January. Cleverly named the “Business Freedom to Choose Act,” the bill has nothing to do with small businesses or the right to choose. In fact, passage of the bill will result in less competition and higher costs for the residents of Greenville County by taking away the county’s ability to provide low-cost solid waste disposal, a core function of county government. The two main supporters of H.3290 are Waste Management, based in Houston, and Republic Services, based in Phoenix. These two companies own seven of the eight private landfills in the state. They argue that failing to pass H.3290 will create a government monopoly on waste disposal – that keeping things the same disadvantages these waste companies. Private companies already control 75 percent of all waste disposed of in South Carolina and bring in 95 percent of the out-of-state waste that is dumped in South Carolina each year. How is this government monopoly? A tipping fee is the cost per ton to dump solid waste into a landfill. According to annual reports submitted to DHEC, Greenville’s Twin Chimneys landfill charges a tipping fee of $22.35, the lowest in South Carolina and 40 percent lower than the South Carolina average. Passage of this bill could harm public landfills by invalidating franchise agreements with local waste haulers, forcing the county to cover the costs with higher taxes or sell to a private company. If a private waste company purchased the landfill, do you think they would continue to charge these low prices to the residents of Greenville County? I don’t think so. Private waste companies are in business for
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the profit. At current rates of disposal, the Twin Chimneys landfill will be able to provide this cost-effective service to Greenville County residents for 125 years. If H.3290 passes and Greenville County is forced to sell the landfill to a private mega waste company, they would be allowed to fill the site with out-of-state waste for 57 years. Do you think a private company would save the landfill capacity for future generations of Greenville County residents? I don’t think so. New York pays over $100 per ton to send its waste to South Carolina. Private waste companies will fill Twin Chimneys with out-of-state waste and make a hefty profit. Waste Management and Republic Services are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of H.3290. Why would these two companies be spending so much money? They want this bill to pass because it is going to make them money – lots of money – by eliminating competition. Where are they going to get that money? From the citizens of Greenville County, in the form of increased disposal costs and from the disposal of out-of state waste. The so-called “Business Freedom to Choose Act” is bad for business and bad for the residents of Greenville County. Urge your legislators to vote “No” on H.3290 – we owe it to ourselves and the future generations of Upstate residents.
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Childress expected home before Christmas USC freshman was paralyzed by a stray bullet
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firstname.lastname@example.org Martha Childress, the University of South Carolina freshman from Greenville who was paralyzed by a stray bullet in October, is expected to be home before Christmas. Childress Childress has been at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta since Oct. 21 undergoing rehabilitation. She plans to take online classes in January and return to USC next fall. “I’m beyond thankful to be alive,” Childress said in a press release from the Shepherd Center. “I cannot believe the outpouring of support and prayers from those not only in South Carolina, but around the country as well.” Childress expressed thanks to her treatment team at the Shepherd Center as well as those who have kept her in their thoughts since the shooting. “I can’t wait to get back to my life and live as normally as possible,” she said. Childress was waiting with a friend for a taxi in Columbia’s popular Five Points area Oct. 13 when a bullet struck her and severed her spine. Childress wasn’t the intended target. A convicted felon fired at another man during a dispute nearby. The shooting prompted local law-
Martha Childress works on her physical rehabilitation at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.
makers and law enforcement officers to push for stronger laws they say could help prevent future innocents from being victimized in similar circumstances. During Childress’ stay at the Shepherd Center, she has participated in a comprehensive rehabilitation program with a full team of medical and rehabilitation specialists. Her treatment team is led by Dr. Anna Elmers and includes nurses, an occupational therapist, physical therapist, case manager, peer support specialist, nutritionist and psychologist. “We are thrilled with not only the progress Martha has made since she has been with us, but also with how she has adjusted to this devastating injury,” Elmers said. “She always has a smile when I see her, even when she is in pain. It has been such a pleasure to take care of her.” Elmers said she expects Childress to do well in the future. “Given her great attitude, I have no doubt Martha will be very successful in whatever career she chooses to pursue.” Pam Childress, Martha’s mother, thanked everyone for their prayers, thoughts and support. “As a parent, one can never prepare themselves for anything like this, and I wish this experience on no one,” she said. “Martha is a strong, courageous and brave young woman, who I know will thrive as she makes her way through life. She will make a difference.”
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Cracking down on domestic violence Advocates look for tougher penalties for CDV offenders
abuse will never happen again. “Whenever you’re dealing with the family unit, there’s a unique dynamic with which prosecutors must deal,” Wilkins said. “The victims have a conflict of interest. They are victims of a crime, but they also have ties to the defendant.”
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email@example.com In a caption above a photo posted on Facebook of Bryan Eugene Sweatt holding his baby daughter, Sweatt wrote that the little girl would always be his No. 1 baby. “Ava is so beautiful and Daddy loves you with all his heart and soul,” said the caption under the picture, which included Sweatt’s estranged girlfriend – the mother of the little girl – sitting in a chair by his side. The next day, Sweatt broke into his former girlfriend’s parents’ house in Greenwood, and waited for them and his daughter’s mother to come home. When they arrived, police said he bound them with duct tape and executed the girlfriend, both parents and his girlfriend’s two nephews before he killed himself. He allowed four other children – including the baby girl – to leave the home. Although the number of victims in this case was unusual, the cause is not. South Carolina ranks No. 1 in the nation in the rate of women killed by men. More than 36,000 cases of domestic violence – a crime that many times goes unreported – are investigated by S.C. law enforcement agencies each year. South Carolina’s rate of women killed by men was 2.54 per 100,000 – more than double the national average, according to an analysis of 2011 homicide data by the Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Council. The state has a much higher rate than other states in the South with the exception of Tennessee. South Carolina has ranked in the top 10 in the rankings in each of the past 10 years. The rankings are based on the most recent crime reports collected by the FBI.
TOUGHER PENALTIES Domestic violence prevention advocates say South Carolina needs tougher domestic violence laws. State Rep. Bakari Sellers has prefiled a bill that would stiffen the penalty for first-time domestic violence offenders – increasing the maximum jail sentence from 30 days to 180 – and require them to attend and pay for a criminal domestic violence intervention program. The bill would also prohibit those with
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criminal domestic violence convictions as well as those who are subject to a court protection order from possessing firearms or ammunition. Finally, the bill would remove a $5,000 cap now placed on first-offense CDV charges. “It’s a great start,” said Becky Callaham, executive director of Safe Harbor, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, counseling and legal services for abused women. “Stronger penalties for domestic violence are absolutely necessary. But this is not the end-all be-all. There are layers of changes that need to happen in this state to decrease domestic violence.” Callaham said increased penalties could help make offenders realize the seriousness of the crime, but only if those increased penalties are used consistently and cases are not pleaded down to lesser charge. “Perpetrators need to be held accountable,” Callaham said. “If the bill passes and the increased penalties are used consistently, then I think it can send that message. But more importantly, it can send a message to victims that the crime is being taken seriously as well. “I think the end product could be that
more victims are going to report it,” she said. “At first, I think we could see the number of reports increase … but in the long run, I think we’d have people asking for help earlier and before it escalates to murder.” Callaham said that the people involved in three domestic-related murder-suicides in Oconee County in late 2012 and early 2013 were unknown to law enforcement authorities but were in relationships marked by domestic violence.
UNIQUE CRIME Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins says more than 60 percent of the first-offense criminal domestic violence cases his office receives are accompanied by an affidavit from the victim who says she doesn’t want to prosecute. The reasons vary. In some cases, they are financial – the victim has no means to support herself and her children if she leaves and believes it is in her best interest to try to “keep the peace,” Wilkins said. In other cases, the defendant has threatened to take the children away. Still others believe their spouse or “significant other” when he says he is sorry and the
Accompanied by her daughter, Rebecca Redding went to her estranged husband’s home on April 25 to retrieve some belongings. She was shot and killed by her husband. While law enforcement arrived on the scene, Donnie Redding shot and killed himself. Dale Wetzelberger shot and killed his wife, Michele Wetzelberger, at their home on Dec. 3, 2012. He took their four-yearold son to day care the next morning, returned home and shot and killed himself. Police were called after nobody picked up the boy from day care. But it’s not always men killing women. In 2012, Eugene Blyther was stabbed in the stomach by his wife. He died and she was charged with murder. The year before, Juan Tafoya-Gonzalez was shot by his live-in girlfriend, Elvira Seay. She asked a friend to help her dispose of the body. She was arrested in New Orleans six months after the murder and is still awaiting trial. “Sometimes I wonder which CDV first is going to end up being a murder,” Wilkins said. That’s why Wilkins developed a policy that he would prosecute any criminal domestic violence case where he believes he can win a conviction – even if the victim doesn’t testify.
PILOT PROGRAM Wilkins also piloted a program over the past year in which all initial court appearances in first-offense CDV cases in Magistrate Dean Ford’s j u r i s d i c t i o n were held on the same day each month. During those appearances, victims were shown a video on CDV developed by Wilkins about 18 months ago. Victim advocates were available to answer questions, as were lawyers from the solicitor’s office. Prosecutors meet with defendants and their lawyers to see if the case could come to a quick resolution. Those resolutions were often a guilty plea in exchange for the solicitor’s office recommending a minimum fine and counseling. The defendants were immediately signed up for a counseling program. The program will go countywide
JOURNAL NEWS next month. One day a month, Ford will hear all first appearances in first-offense CDV cases. The initial appearances are held within 30 to 40 days of arrest. “We’ve had more cooperation from victims and more successful prosecutions,” Wilkins said. Wilkins said he supports a longer sentence for first offense CDV. “With CDV first, counseling is the most important thing you can do. The goal is to change behavior and that really requires more than 30 days.”
MEN KILLING WOMEN
The 10 states with the highest rates of women murdered by men based on 2011 crime data.
1. South Carolina 2. Alaska 3. Oklahoma 4. Delaware 5. Arizona 6. Tennessee 7. Idaho 8. West Virginia 9. Louisiana 10. New Mexico
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2.54 2.01 1.99 1.92 1.84 1.80 1.77 1.70 1.67 1.62
OTHER SOUTHERN STATES The 2011 U.S. total was 1,707 homicide victims (at a rate of 1.17 per 100,000 women).
MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE Callaham said in addition to increased penalties, training for law enforcement officers, judges and “helpers” is needed. “The phenomenon of domestic violence is different from other crimes. It doesn’t seem logical,” she said. “If a stranger assaults you, it’s cut and dry.
NO. OF RATE WOMEN PER HOMICIDE 100,000 VICTIMS WOMEN
12. Georgia 79 13. Mississippi 24 17. Arkansas 20 19. Texas 171 22. North Carolina 61 26. Kentucky 25 33. Virginia 40
1.58 1.24 1.34 1.32 1.23 1.13 0.97
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People help. You prosecute. But domestic violence is a different phenomenon. In domestic violence cases generally the victim asks for help in the moment, but they back down after a cooling-off period.” Education is key, too, she said. “We
need to teach our middle schoolers and high schoolers what healthy relationships are. Many don’t know how to have healthy relationships because they’ve not seen healthy relationships at home. Even if kids come from homes with parents with healthy relationships, they need to
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Controversy within the county Republican Party flared again last week after three executive committee members tendered their resignations to newly elected Greenville County Republican Party chairman Chad Groover. Linda Weeks, Harry Kibler and Magda Aguila resigned from the local party’s executive committee. Weeks had served as second vice-chair for two years and said she spent much of that time “fighting with other people in the GOP who refuse to support the party platform and look at the tea party and conservatives as the enemy.” Kibler, who had served as first vice chairman for two years, said that officers are not upholding their promise to seek unity and reach out to conservatives. Kibler was among the group that picketed Bob Jones University, the former employer of Greenville County Council chairman Bob Taylor, in November to pressure Taylor to vote against a proposed county referendum on a possible sales tax increase to fund road repairs. After the protest, Groover issued a call for unity and an end to the targeting of Taylor, saying some “have taken politics too far in an effort to smear a good man.” In her letter, Aguila cited a hostile environment after former GOP chairman Betty Poe resigned this summer, adding that hostilities escalated after Groover’s election. Aguila said those who disagreed with her beliefs and principles had anonymously attacked her and her business on social media. She said in the letter that she has been publicly attacked for exercising freedom of speech during the “sign wave” outside Bob Jones University. As of press time, efforts to contact those who resigned for further comment were unsuccessful. Political analysts say the resignations may be a sign of a further rift in the county GOP following the resignation of Poe and a heated and close race for the chairmanship between Groover and Samuel Harms. “The Greenville GOP has always been outspoken and informed. It’s always been contentious in Greenville,” said David Woodard, a po-
litical science professor at Clemson University. However, Groover says the resignations are not indicators of a schism in the local party, but a sign “that three disgruntled people weren’t willing to work with the party.” “Their decision has no bearing on the overwhelming majority of people in the organized GCGOP and in the Greenville community who proudly call themselves Republicans and vote for Republican candidates,” Groover said. “Based on their letters, I would say they are upset that I openly criticized their picketing outside of religious institutions. It certainly isn’t based on policy disagreements, since I supported their position on the proposed tax referendum.” Woodard predicts the party will most likely forgo the infighting and come together in 2014 when midterm elections heat up. “They kind of fight in the off-season and come together for elections, especially for presidential elections,” he said. However, a rift may yet surface between those supporting and opposing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s reelection bid, he said. There is often a debate in the Upstate over whether a candidate is conservative enough, he said, citing the 1996 presidential race when Upstate Republicans were divided over whether Bob Dole was too liberal. “Greenville is a bellwether county” because Greenville “has a lot of Republicans and a lot of money for candidates,” Woodard said. The tone of debate has changed over the years, he said. “Social issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and stem cell research have really raised emotions.” As for the future of the Greenville County GOP leadership, Groover said, “I don’t know if we will see any more resignations, but I can’t imagine it would be more than one or two people. … We will keep our focus on multiplying and not dividing the party.” Since the resignations, Groover said the local party has had “a wellrun and informative executive meeting, an overwhelmingly successful social media training seminar and have raised more money than we did in the previous several months of bickering.”
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More Greenville County students graduating on time CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
firstname.lastname@example.org The good news is more students in Greenville County Schools are graduating on time. The bad news is a little more than one in four students won’t graduate on time, will drop out or not earn a diploma. Greenville County Schools’ on-time graduation rate – defined as earning a high school diploma in four years – increased from 72.4 percent in 2012 to 76.9 percent in 2013. That’s lower than the state graduation rate – 77.5 percent. The state rate is up from 73.6 percent in 2011 and is the largest two-year increase ever. It is just below the 78.0 percent achieved in 2003, the highest rate during the past dozen years. Graduation rates in Greenville County improved for African-American students, Hispanic students and students who receive subsidized or free school meals because of their families’ incomes. Those groups have historically had lower graduation rates than white students. Statewide, all of those groups showed improvement. Disabled students graduated at a higher rate statewide as well. But that category saw a decrease in Greenville County, something district officials attributed to fewer students being identified as disabled, giving the district a higher concentration of lowerfunctioning students. The graduation rate is calculated by dividing the
number of students who graduated with a regular South Carolina diploma within four years of entering high school by the number of first-time ninth-graders, adding any students who transfer in and subtracting any who transferred to another diploma-granting school, emigrated or died. Students who take longer than four years to earn a diploma, earn an occupational diploma, earn a local or state certificate, earn a GED and students who leave school and whose status is not known or cannot be documented, or who are incarcerated but do not enroll in a diplomagranting program, are counted as non-graduates. Among Greenville County Schools, six had graduation rates below the state average. Unlike previous years, none had rates below 60 percent. If students are given an extra year to earn their diplomas, schools’ graduation rates improved as expected. District officials say existing programs to help improve the graduation rate have been refined and new ones added. There are academic specialists to give additional support to schools. At the preschool level, two new pre-K classrooms were added to serve students at risk of being unsuccessful in school. Summer programs were started for at-risk students and there is a proposed summer enrichment reading program. In elementary schools, the district is monitoring academic progress of students, using a balanced literacy program and increasing utilization of personal
devices such as iPads in the classroom. In middle schools, there’s increased utilization of personal devices and one-to-one technology and special emphasis schools in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. At the high school level, satellite diploma programs have been started. The district’s teen parent program has been restructured to serve students in their home schools.
ON-TIME GRADUATION RATES SCHOOL............................ 2010....... 2011....... 2012........ 2013 Mauldin High........................83.6......... 83.7......... 83.7.......... 89.1 Wade Hampton High..............86.4......... 84.1......... 86.8.......... 86.5 Blue Ridge High....................73.3......... 80.0......... 75.0.......... 82.7 Eastside High........................76.0......... 75.4......... 80.2.......... 82.6 Riverside High......................83.0......... 85.7......... 82.0.......... 82.3 Greenville High.....................70.8......... 70.0......... 69.8.......... 81.5 J.L. Mann High......................72.8......... 70.3......... 75.7.......... 80.0 Hillcrest High........................73.0......... 71.3......... 73.9.......... 79.4 Berea High............................63.5......... 63.1......... 64.5.......... 71.4 Southside High.....................64.6......... 65.4......... 57.4.......... 69.3 Greer High............................71.0......... 72.3......... 65.5.......... 67.8 Travelers Rest High...............61.6......... 72.6......... 65.5.......... 67.8 Woodmont High...................61.7......... 61.5......... 64.7.......... 65.3 Carolina Academy.................48.8......... 55.8......... 58.7.......... 62.4 South Carolina................. 72.0........ 73.6........ 74.9......... 77.5 Greenville County Schools.. 72.1........ 72.2........ 72.4......... 76.9 (Source: Greenville County Schools)
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THE BLOTTER The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Greenville. Two Greenville Police Department vice and narcotics officers responded to the Comfort Inn on Laurens Road shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday. As they investigated a narcotics complaint, a vehicle almost hit two pedestrians, jumped a curb and started to accelerate in the direction of the officers. Staggs One of the officers shot at the vehicle, which left the scene. Greenville County deputies spotted the car in the Taylors area around 4 a.m. Sunday. Carlton Emanuel Staggs, 22, who was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound, was charged with attempted murder and was being held at the Greenville County Detention Center. Greenville businessman Eric Robinson wants to be tried separately from a former South Carolina State University board chairman. Robinson and Jonathan Pinson were arrested in January as part of what federal prosecutors say was a kickback scheme involving the university. In court papers, prosecutors allege Robinson conspired to get kickbacks for Pinson in exchange for Robinson’s entertainment Pinson company being used to promote a homecoming concert. Additional charges were filed against both men last month. In his motion for a separate trial, Robinson said being tried with Pinson would “unfairly and irreparably prejudice” his case and deprive him of his right to due process.
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THE BLOTTER Prosecutors claimed Robinson’s argument for a separate trial wasn’t strong enough and that separating the trials would force the government to try the same case twice. “Such an action would not benefit the defendant, and yet would be a disservice to the interests of judicial economy,” prosecutors wrote in their motion arguing against separate trials. A reversal of a man’s conviction for armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime has also been reversed. Robert Watkins was first convicted in Greenville County Court of Common Pleas in 2002. After the South Carolina Court of Appeals dismissed his direct appeal, Watkins filed a petition for post-conviction relief. The appeals court determined Watkins’ trial counsel was ineffective in failing to preserve Watkins’ right to an alibi charge and remanded the case for retrial. The case came before Judge Larry Patterson on a motion that the public defender’s office be relieved of representing Watkins. Patterson granted the motion, telling Watkins he’d appoint counsel if he made a timely request before the trial scheduled for July 2008. A month later, the state announced Watkins wanted a bench trial and requested it be held in June before Patterson. Watkins requested Patterson recuse himself for the retrial because he had presided at his PCR hearing. The request was denied. Watkins was convicted, sentenced and appealed. The Court of Appeals ruled it was a reversible error for Patterson to deny the request to recuse himself. The Supreme Court reversed that, saying a criminal defendant may ask the judge who heard his PCR to recuse himself from the retrial of the matter for any of the reasons for which recusal may be sought. The justices ruled there was no evidence of judicial bias in the case.
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Bill to increase penalties for gang violence Henderson prefiles legislation in response to Five Points shooting CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
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offenders. The shooting of University of South Carolina freshman Martha Childress in Columbiaâ€™s popular Five Points area prompted the legislation. Childress, a graduate of J.L. Mann High in Greenville, was paralyzed when she was struck by a stray bullet fired by a convicted felon who was arguing with at least one other man nearby. The accused shooter, Michael Juan Smith, is classified as a violent offender
and had avoided long prison sentences on two burglary convictions. He faces several charges in state court and has been indicted in federal court on a weapon charge in connection with the Childress shooting. When a person is convicted of a crime and the court finds that the offense was committed to benefit, promote or further the interests of a criminal gang, the bill calls for up to five years to be added to the maximum sentence.
The bill says that if a court finds that a criminal gang member charged with a felony may be released on bail, the bond must be at least $50,000 cash or surety unless the court determines the defendant is not likely to reoffend and the defendant agrees to comply with intensive pretrial supervision. It is against the law now for gang members to coerce someone into joining a gang by using or threatening physical violence.
Joyner joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices SHERRY JACKSON | STAFF
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Parker District commissioners accused of ethics violations APRIL A. MORRIS | STAFF
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The joint venture is “a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate,” according to its company slogan. Joyner said that the transition has already begun and while there won’t be any physical changes to the offices, the company is “in the process of ordering all new materials as it relates to our business (building signs, yard signs, collateral material, etc.).” He also said that while not every Prudential affiliate around the country will be invited to join the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, “all of our offices in the Upstate will make the conversion.” The actual conversion date for the Upstate offices is the week of Feb. 17, at which time Joyner says “over 1,400 new yard signs will hit the Upstate market.” commissioners’ personal vehicles range from an oil change to installation of a lift. One count outlines that a district employee was asked to work on Jones’ lawnmower at his home. A formal hearing is scheduled for May 21 in Columbia.
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GHS and USC Human Performance Lab to measure benefits of exercise for cancer survivors APRIL A. MORRIS | STAFF
firstname.lastname@example.org Among other things, debilitating fatigue is one of the side effects of treatment for many cancer patients. In January, research at a human performance lab run by Greenville Health System and USC School of Medicine-Greenville will investigate how exercise can help make cancer survivors healthier. Typically used by athletes to measure and improve their performance, researchers will use the new lab to track changes in post-treatment cancer survivors. Dr. Larry Gluck, medical director of the
GHS Cancer Institute, said that cancer survivors experience fatigue after treatment is over, fatigue that cannot be corrected by rest. Many survivors report that the condition affects their daily function to the point of forcing them to stop while doing something as simple as brushing their teeth, he said. Physicians and researchers are working to reduce and potentially prevent fatigue brought on by chemotherapy or radiation treatment, along with reducing the risk of recurring cancer and other conditions. Gluck tells the story of a young nurse who was treated with chemotherapy and later exhibited all the signs of aerobic de-
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after 90 days of exercise. Inside the lab there is a treadmill, stands for bicycles, a stationary bicycle and a machine to measure muscle strength. Patients also get a full-body composition scan in a machine that typically performs bone density scans. This scan also shows where fat is located in the body, including around the organs, which is recognized as a disease risk factor for cancer and cardiovascular disease. Patients who have come through cancer therapy are still below the level of functioning that they want to be, said Gluck.
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“They have feelings of confusion, frustration and guilt.” The fatigue can contribute to sedentary behavior and patients gain weight, creating a cascade of events, said Regina Fran-
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co, manager of the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship. “Exercise is the very thing that cancer survivors need to do to decrease their chances of recurrence or second cancers independent of the first,” added Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D., lab director and clinical as-
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sistant professor at the USC School of Medicine Greenville. Researchers suspect that treatment fatigue is related to damage to the cell’s mitochondria, which converts food into power, said Gluck. They also suspect that this could be the cause of diminished mental function, often called “chemo brain.” Studying how exercise can benefit cancer survivors could lead to health care providers eliminating the debilitating fatigue, he said. The research will determine “have we actually reset the mitochondria so that they are now healthy … then is there something Color Mapping (%Fat) that could be done to proLow Medium High tect the mitochondria?” 25% 60% Trilk will study muscle health and function on the cellular level to track the mitochondrial Several patients and Gluck have underfunction in patients. Gluck likens this to gone testing in the human performance giving patients anti-nausea medication be- lab, he said, and researchers hope to folfore chemotherapy treatment. low more than 100 in the first year. It’s the “If we can pinpoint mitochondria and first such lab embedded in a cancer cenpinpoint how that disruption occurs ter, according to GHS. … when the patient of tomorrow goes Once patients begin to exercise, Gluck through chemotherapy, we can prevent has consistently noticed that after about nausea and vomiting and we can prevent two weeks they notice some improvement. this devastating fatigue,” he said. “When they start to notice that they’re The research could not only lead to us- feeling a little better, that’s a positive feeding the lab for other conditions such as back loop,” he said. “Mental clarity parallels Parkinson’s disease, but for an evidence- cardiopulmonary fitness and encourages based standard for cancer survivor care, these patients.” In addition, exercise can rehe said. duce depression and improve sleep, he said.
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old patients also do well staying still for the scan. Freed from the stays, I watched Deaver As part of the human performance as she pulled up a black-and-white imlaboratory that will study exercise in can- age of my skeleton (pigeon-toed because cer survivors, patients will soon be taking of the straps) on the screen. With a few part in a body composition test to mea- expert clicks, she aligned digital markers sure the percentage of fat in their bodies around certain body parts like hips and and where it is located. waist, making sure defaults corresponded rnamental ironwork in the deep South Patients then return after 90 days to to the actual image. check how their body mass index (BMI) The body composition scan is generreflected the influence of blacksmiths, through time, and fat distribution responded to diet and ated by the same machine that does a exercise, said Scott Looper, clinical direc- bone density scan, but running different forging folk art into gates, balconies, and grills. tor of outpatient radiology at Greenville software, explained Deaver. In addition The pieces in this Collection are Radiology. to a BMI reading, the results include a I had the opportunity to try out the full- breakdown of percentages of fat and lean reminiscent of that ironwork. body scan, which is a dual X-ray absorp- for seven parts of the body. tiometry full-body scan by a machine also There’s also an estimation of visceral used for bone density scans. adipose tissue (VAT), which surrounds The intricate scroll designs are a tribute At Greenville Radiology, the GE iDXA the organs and is of increasing interest bemachine looked like a single bed with an cause it has been linked to a patient’s risk to the skill of artisans in the past who wrought arm arching over it. I was glad to see that of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic beauty from the iron in their forges. These clean, the device didn’t match the horror stories syndrome. Scientists are studying where I had heard about cramped and claustro- fat is stored in the body, including in the distinct lines show as well in jewelry as they did phobia-inducing closed MRI machines. organs, as a link to how it contributes to in the decorative ironwork of the South According to GE, it ofdisease, said Deaver. This fers research-grade analalso relates to whether a in the 18th and 19th centuries. BMI info ysis – which in this case person has an “apple” or will be used for research One indicator of health is BMI, “pear” body shape. by GHS and USC School but scientists are discovering that And with another click, of Medicine-Greenville. Deaver pulled up a color where fat is stored is also a factor. Precision cut diamonds Judy Deaver, bone graph, which showed the 18.5-24.9 – HEALTHY densitometry technoloconcentration of fat in my mounted in a state of gist, recorded my height 25-30 – OVERWEIGHT body. There was green for and weight and entered (increased risk of heart and blood constant motion. less than 25 percent, yelvessel disease) the info. She had me low for 25 to 60 percent Available in sterling silver and 14 karat white gold. lie face-up, aligning my 30 OR HIGHER – OBESE and red for more than 60 (higher risk of cardiovascular disease) back along a white line percent. The red and yelthat ran down the center 40 OR HIGHER low areas are also predic– EXTREME OBESITY of the mat. I wasn’t too tors for where weight may nervous until Deaver said Source: National Center for Health Statistics be gained. The five-page DIAMOND COLLECTION I would have to hold perresults also broke down fectly still for seven minthe VAT percentage, anutes while I was scanned head to toe. droid (abdomen) and gynoid (hips and As I put my palms against my legs, she thighs) fat percentage and percentages of gently wrapped two Velcro straps around fat and lean mass for seven areas. my legs to keep them together and still, Dr. Larry Gluck, medical director of the she said. The yoga classes I enjoy so much GHS cancer center, took a look at my re- This collection is available in paid off as I worked hard to remain mo- sults during our interview, proclaiming I sterling silver, 14 karat gold or a tionless – an effort not made any easier by had good bone density and noting that I combination of both. our photographer, Greg Beckner, busily fell within a normal BMI. snapping photos and cracking jokes. With a scan of your body covered in The arm whirred its way across the green, yellow and red areas, the visual length of my body, looking very much like presentation was quite clear and will no a scanner taking an image of a document. doubt be a motivator for some patients to 288-9068 • 579 Haywood Rd. I did okay, said Deaver, but then burst become active. Now, excuse me while I go 288-9068•301 Haywood Rd. (Near David’s Bridal) my bubble when she added that 5-year- for a quick run around the block.
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Though it may seem like a good idea to hand off the hideous sweater or manicure kit that you got over the holidays, Emily Post advises that regifting is not really okay. If you decide to regift anyway, she says, it must be done with caution to avoid hurt feelings. If you opt to regift, be certain that you know (1) the recipient would want the gift, (2) it is brand-new and (3) it isn’t one that “the original giver took great care to select or make,” warns Post. It is appropriate to regift if you receive a duplicate and someone you know needs that item, says Post. For example, you receive a coffeemaker exactly like your own and your sister needs one. She has commented that she likes yours – wrap it and pass it along. Another way to pass along duplicates is to give them as a surprise, unwrapped gift rather than for an official occasion. Taking the opposite view, however, is Bruce Weinstein, aka “The Ethics Guy,” who said in a Bloomberg Businessweek column that we have an “ethical obligation” to regift because there are so many in need. “You may not have a need for another wool sweater, but there are many people who do. To shove the sweater into the bottom of your drawer and forget about it denies someone else the chance to stay warm,” Weinstein wrote. “As the gap between the haves and the have-nots grows wider, we have an ever stronger obligation to ensure that others benefit from our blessings.” Weinstein said we have an obligation to thank the people who have
NUMBERS 50% 5% jump in donations to Goodwill in December
percentage of generation X (1965-1979) and generation Ys (1980-2000) who sold an unwanted gift on ebay, according to a Tada.com survey
helped us throughout the year, and passing along an item we know they would love justifies regifting. Unfortunately, if a person who presents you with an awful gift expects to see you wearing or using it, you may have to hold on to it, he warned.
The charity route
With the inflow of new items, many people take the chance over the holidays to clean out and tidy up. Local charities are grateful for this pre-New Year cleansing. Donating items to charity also offers the benefit of tax deductions before year’s end. In the Upstate, Goodwill donation centers experience up to a 50 percent increase in donations in the month of December. And on the last two days of the year, administrative staff don’t head to the office, but instead don their jeans and sweatshirts to help unload donors’ vehicles at donation centers, said Brad Majors, vice president of marketing and development with Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC. “You won’t find me wearing a tie on the last day of the year,” said Majors. At a busy location like Woodruff Road in Greenville or in Columbia, 750 to 1,000 donations will pour in over Dec. 30-31, he said. On an average day, the same stores usually attract 125-200 donations. And the cars don’t just have one or two bags, said Majors: “They are SUVs pulling trailers.”
SO YOU KNOW • Regift: popularized on the “Seinfeld” TV show’s 1995 episode, “The Label Maker,” which featured a “Label Baby Jr.”-brand label maker given to Jerry after Elaine had given it to dentist Dr. Tim Whatley for Christmas. • Dec. 19 – National Regifting Day, a tongue-in-cheek celebration established in honor of holiday office parties, which often feature regifts. • According to Money Management International, 41 percent of regifters target coworkers as recipients. Read and post regifting stories at regiftable.com.
North Pole Christmas Adventure opens The North Pole Christmas Adventure opened for its first year at 810 Pendleton St. in Greenville. It is presented by the same team who featured Hawk and Tom’s New Nightmare on Pendleton Street at the same location. The attraction features Mrs. Claus’s Sweet Shop, where Mrs. Claus reads a story to the children and gives each child a cookie; an elf room where children make ornaments; a Whoville-themed room with small buildings for The Elves' Workshop at the North Pole Christmas Adventure. indoor miniature golf; a ball pit; a Letter to Santa Post Office; an inflatable jump house; pictures with Frosty; a monster truck play area; a petting zoo; and a picture with Santa. All activities are included in admission, which is $12 for children aged 2-12, and $6 for adults aged 13 and older and children under 2 who want to make an ornament and feed the animals. For more information, visit facebook.com/ north-pole-christmas-adventure or call 864-245-5640.
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owner of BringFido.com, information on the site about the pet-friendly attractions is content the couple has accumulated over time through personal experiences and customer comments. The website allows people to book vacations online or contact the call center to discuss pet-friendly travel options at no charge. “We don’t charge a booking fee over and above what you would see on the website,” said Halliburton. “There is no charge to use our service. Anyone can call and ask questions and our customer service support will help those people find the right places to go or hotel for their pets.” Halliburton recommends that people traveling with pets visit Bringfido. com’s 10 Tips for Flying with Fido list and look it over because it can apply to traveling with a pet beyond flying the friendly skies. Halliburton said the primary benefit of traveling with your pets is having them with you because it is “a greater comfort level for the pet than being at home.” JEANNE PUTNAM / CONTRIBUTING
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Festive feet on the street The Christmas season officially kicked off downtown last Saturday evening with the annual Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade down Main Street. More than 90 floats and marching units took part. Outgoing Clemson University President Jim Barker served as grand marshal, with a certain well-known visitor from the North Pole bringing up the rear.
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Dani Carver, 10, left, and Madison Anders, 10, with the Spotlight Dance Company, practice their routine at the parade staging point at County Square.
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email@example.com Whether festooning the eaves with twinkling icicles or peppering the front lawn with glowing wise men and reindeer, consumers adore celebrating the holidays with light. During a season when there’s a lot of gift giving, too, an escalating power bill may not make the season bright, however. Enter Duke Energy’s holiday lighting energy calculator, which the company describes as a way to help holiday decorators light the night on a budget. Lighting aficionados can enter the type of lights they own, size, number of strands, and how long they burn each day to determine the cost per day and per month. Options range from incandescent to light-emitting diode (LED), which Duke recommends for safety and efficiency. The LED bulbs use less energy and generate little heat. Burning 300 two-inch LED bulbs for six hours daily would cost $0.18 per day, or $5.40 per month. The same number and size incandescent bulbs would cost about $1.26 per day and $37.80 per month, according to the calculator. Six 100-bulb sets of large, incandescent bulbs plugged in six hours every evening can add up to $80 to a monthly power bill, according to Duke. Six 100-bulb sets of similar LED bulbs would increase a monthly power bill by about $7. Using six 100-bulb sets of mini-LED bulbs would increase a monthly power bill by about $1. The calculator is very popular, said Ryan Mosier, Duke spokesman, and has been offered for several years.
$2,600 • cost of electric bill reported by Tommy Sosebee, who decorates his Butler Station home in Mauldin with more than 250,000 lights each year
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Sosebee light show open 7 days An item in the Dec. 6 Greenville Journal omitted some weekend operating hours for the Sosebee Light Show in Mauldin. The event’s complete information is listed here. • 106 Shearbrook Drive, Mauldin (inside the Butler Station development) • Attractions: Nearly 300,000 lights with a 21-foot mega-tree operated by a 16-channel computerized controller; a light tunnel, a nativity; nearly 70 inflatables; Santa hot chocolate and popcorn. • Open: Through Jan. 1, Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 6-11 p.m. • The display is only closed during heavy rain. • Cost: Free, but donations are accepted.
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The Riverside High School Choral Department will present their Winter Choral Concert on Dec. 19, 7 p.m., in the school auditorium. All tickets are $5 at the door, general seating. Concertgoers are asked to bring a canned good or nonperishable food donation item for Harvest Hope Food Bank. Riverside High School students Treavonnie Kyeasta Coleman-Blakely and Jaquisha Johnson were recently awarded “I Am an Achiever” awards. Principal Andrew Crowley presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy. The award is given to students who are role models and inspirations to others and have overcome difficult Coleman-Blakely challenges.
Students in Amy Gosnell’s room at Washington Center are learning to use alternate modes of mobility. A variety of positioning is crucial for the health and development of children. Adapted equipment for positioning also allows students to participate more fully in classroom activities. Students are learning to use wheelchairs manually, operate motorized wheelchairs, ride adapted bicycles and even find their way around school in a standing position. Washington Center student Quindariss Spurgeon is learning to explore the school in his mobile Rifton Stander.
Members of the St. Anthony of Padua School Student Council and Jr. Beta Club recently sponsored a school-wide food drive. They collected and sorted more than 320 cans and non-perishable food items and delivered them to the St. Anthony’s Food Pantry, which benefits the local community.
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Students from Mauldin Middle School recently participated in the South Carolina YMCA Youth in Government Program’s ninth annual Middle School Model Legislature. More than 300 students from public and private schools across the state participated in the program, including six students from Mauldin Middle School. Student legislators took over the Statehouse, debating bills in the House and Senate chambers. Students from Mauldin Middle School wrote bills that included homeless benefits for veterans, bars requiring breathalyzer tests for their customers and schools providing e-readers for all students in lieu of textbooks. Students were recognized with the following awards: Madison Ragland and Kate Windey received awards for Outstanding Bills and Mauldin Middle School received the award of Premier Delegation.
ACTIVITIES, AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Westcliffe Elementary recently teamed up with Palmetto Pride to gather recyclable items to create the “Go Green” Christmas tree. The tree is displayed at the Festival of Trees, downtown at the Hyatt. Both the school and Palmetto Pride promote recycling and wanted to show this support by creating this recyclable tree.
Ellen Woodside Elementary fifth-grade students recently participated in an Ellis Island simulation to learn about immigration. Students took on the identity of an immigrant after researching what life was like at the time. They dressed as the identity and traveled to America where they participated in a simulation that took them through what the immigration process would have been like. Prince of Peace Catholic School students recently came together for the Annual Pow Wow which reenacts the first Thanksgiving through the eyes of the children. Fourth-graders portrayed the pilgrims and the first-graders as well-decorated Native Americans. The annual Thanksgiving program allows students who play Native Americans as first-graders to come back as fourth-graders. Students are from Kathy Moore and Jay Martinez’s first-grade classes, and Martha Smith and Suzette Campbell’s fourth-grade classes. Pictured with the students are Smith and Moore.
Brashier Middle College participates in a system of evaluation and professional development called the System for Teacher and Student Improvement, created and implemented by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Brashier received the highest rating for this past academic year and was one of two high schools in the state to achieve the rating. The system involves evaluating teacher performance, weekly professional development and leadership team development sessions for the adults in the school. The system also evaluates student performance both annually and over a four-year period. Beth Sawicki’s fourth-grade class at St. Mary’s School recently celebrated Patriots Day, the culmination of a six-week interdisciplinary study called “Why America Is Free.”
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Sugar Creek presents its sixth annual Jingle Bell Jog on Dec. 14 at the Sugar Creek III Clubhouse, 119 Stonecrest Road, in Greer. The ¾-mile Elf Run starts at 2:15 p.m. and the Jingle Bell Jog 5K starts at 3 p.m. The public is invited to participate and Publix will provide post-race food. Register at sugarcreekfunruns.com or go-greenevents.com/SugarCreekJBJ2013. South Carolina author William Woodson will be signing copies of his debut novel, “Waccamaw Gold,” at Fiction Addiction on Dec. 18, 4:30-7 p.m. The novel focuses on the events after the death of Molly Commander, reaching from Lowcountry South Carolina to the private clubs of New York City. The event is free and open to the public. Wine and cheese will be served. If you cannot make the signing, reserve a personalized copy of the book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at email@example.com. Bon Secours St. Francis presents live holiday music in its various locations: In the Eastside, Outpatient Lobby on Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m. will be Rita Dunn on harp and Susan Dunn on Pennywhistle and on Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. will be Lucy Allen and Marshall Goers with Celtic music. In the Downtown Main Lobby on Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m. will be the St. Anthony of Padua Children’s Choir; Dec. 18 at 1 p.m., Angela Jackson on harp. On Dec. 19 at noon will be the White Horse Academy Carolers followed by Aubrey Elliott on harp and Ardis Chetta on violin at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit stfrancishealth.org. When torrential summer rains fell this summer, the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson was one the most devastated victims. Flooding forced the garden to close for a time, and some of the damage lingers. On Dec. 15, 3 p.m., Lea Kibler, a flute professor in the Clemson University performing arts department, will be joined by harpist Lelia Lattimore and speaker Phil Sageser in a benefit con-
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cert for one of Clemson’s most scenic destinations. The concert, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” is themed around Welsh writer Dylan Thomas’ work of the same name. Proceeds will help with garden flood damage. Audience members will receive a 25 percent discount in the garden gift shop that afternoon (Garden Friends receive an extra 10 percent). The concert will in the Fuller Gallery at the garden. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or through clemson.edu/scbg. Seating is limited. The South Carolina Department of Corrections program Operation Get Smart will visit Mauldin on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The program uses testimonials from a panel of current inmates, all of whom have been extensively screened by the SC DOC, to encourage audiences, especially youth, to make good decisions and avoid criminal behavior later in life. Presented by The Mentoring And Leadership Development Institute (TMALDI) and the City of Mauldin, the event is free and open to the public. Parents and children of all ages are encouraged to attend this powerful event. Light refreshments will also be provided. For more information, visit mauldinculturalcenter.org. The Mauldin Cultural Center is located at 101 East Butler Road in Mauldin Just in time for the holiday season, Clemson University carillonneur Linda Dzuris has released “Carillon for Christmas,” a limited-edition CD that is the first professional recording of music from the Clemson University Memorial Carillon. The CD is available at clemson.edu or in the main office (room 221) of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Greenville Health System’s Greenville Memorial Hospital recently received the Outstanding Partner Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control during its annual HIV/STD Conference.
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The Admissions and Registration Center at Greenville Technical College will be open during the holidays to serve people seeking to enroll in classes. Admissions, financial aid, testing, advising and registration, students records and veterans services will be available on Dec. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dec. 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jan. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and on Jan. 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Information on enrollment at Greenville Tech is available at gvltec.edu/enrollment_steps. The Pavilion is offering new sessions of classes and activities including: Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey – new sessions on Jan. 6; Adult Ice Hockey, which begins Jan. 12 with a registration deadline on Dec. 29; Indoor Soccer, which begins on Jan. 6 with a registration deadline on Dec. 30; and Volleyball, which begins on Jan. 16 with a registration deadline on Jan. 12. In addition, Westside Aquatic Complex is offering a no-joining-fee special during January for both monthly and yearly memberships. Members have access to both pools, all water aerobics classes, Zumba classes, the fitness center, the weight area and the Fun Zone. Passes are available for households, children, adults and seniors. For more information, visit greenvillerec.com. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will present “LEGENDS!,” the world premiere of a new show, Jan. 29–Feb. 2, 2014 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Tickets are $15, $20, $25, $45, and $60. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available through Ticketmaster and the BSW Arena Box Office. For group rates and information, call 864-241-3800. Visit bonsecoursarena.com for more information. The Greenville Dirt Series, a collection of six trail races over 11 months at two different parks crowning one champion, begins with the Ice Breaker 8K on Jan. 25. The series continues with the Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K on April 19 and the Get Out Greenville 10K on Oct. 4 at Lake Conestee Nature Park. In addition, the Paris Mountain 12K will be on May 31, the Paris Mountain 7K will be Aug. 9, and the Paris Mountain 16K will be Nov. 1 at Paris Mountain State Park. For more information, visit greenvillerec.com/trailraces. Lake Hartwell Sail and Power Squadron will offer the America’s Boating Course on Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1100 Log Shoals Road, Mauldin. The eight-hour course covers boat handling, anchoring, finding directions, adverse conditions and using the marine radio. Cost is $40 including text for the family. For more information and to register, email email@example.com. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – South Carolina Chapter will host a memorial event, “No More Silence,” on Dec. 14, 10 a.m., at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in honor of the 20 children and six adults murdered one year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Moms in the Upstate will honor the Newtown victims and all victims of gun violence through bell ringing in lieu of a moment of silence. The event is sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Think Twice and Organizing for Action. There will be “No More Silence” events in 35 states. A full list of events is at momsdemandaction.org/ no-more-silence.
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EVENTS THAT MAKE OUR COMMUNITY BETTER The Boy Scouts of America Blue Ridge Council will hold an open house and dedication of the new Three Forks Lodge at Camp Old Indian on Dec. 15, 3-5 p.m. Light food and refreshments will be served. Three Forks Lodge will serve as the headquarters for a year-round Camp Master program, conservation programs and as the summer camp directors’ residence. For more information, visit blueridgecouncil.org. Bike Street USA is making the holidays and the New Year a little better for youth in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate program by donating 150 bicycles. Bikes will be distributed throughout the Upstate in the BBBS six-county service region of Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, Oconee and Spartanburg County in the upcoming weeks. Fifty bicycles were distributed at the BBBS Annual Christmas Party in Spartanburg.
George and Rich Hincapie of Hincapie Sportswear recently presented $15,000 to Meals on Wheels of Greenville to help the organization provide meals to homebound individuals throughout the holidays. The donation comes from proceeds generated by Hincapie’s yearly ride, the Gran Fondo Hincapie. More than 1,200 cyclists from around the globe participated in the October ride.
Former “The Voice” contestant Delvin Choice will perform at a benefit concert called “Soulful Christmas” on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. at The Handlebar, 304 E. Stone Ave., Greenville. The concert will benefit the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program and supply toys to children for the holiday season. The show will also feature vocalists Whitney Walters, Jamie Wright and Trey Frances along with Big Ted Sherard on drums, saxophonist Tom Wright and Dyrall Searles on keys. Donations of toys, clothing and other gifts will be accepted at the door. Tickets are available at The Handlebar in advance and at the door. Visit handlebar-online.com for more information.
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email@example.com When Sherry Jackson moved from Texas to the Upstate, she traded a landscape that was flat and brown for a varied countryside that offered a plethora of hiking opportunities. Jackson, who grew up hiking the deserts, forests and mountains of Arizona with her family, began exploring the Upstate’s extensive trail system, discovering iconic places such as Table Rock and Jones Gap state parks and lesser-known places such as the Cottonwood Trail in the Edwin M.
Griffin Nature Preserve in Spartanburg and the Heron Trail in Lake Conestee Nature Park. Jackson, a staff writer for the Greenville Journal and Upstate Business Journal and a travel writer, discovered that there was no one place for people to go to find out about all of the trails in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens, Anderson, Oconee and Cherokee counties. “There were hiking guides for North and South Carolina. There were guides to waterfalls. But there was no one hiking guide for the Upstate,” Jackson said. HIKING continued on PAGE 40
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She decided to write one. “Five-Star Trails: South Carolina Upstate” features descriptions of 30 trails in the Upstate, directions to the trailheads and information about nearby attractions. “As a travel writer, I frequently explore the South and beyond,” Jackson said, “but I am so amazed every day by the Upstate’s beauty and natural resources that it was really hard to narrow the list of hikes to 30. I decided to focus on variety.” The book features short, leisurely
walks such as the Lake Hartwell Dam walking trail and Greenville’s popular Swamp Rabbit Trail to strenuous Rainbow Falls trail in Jones Gap State Park and the hike to the top of Table Rock. Jackson rates each hike for scenery, trail condition, how suitable it is for children, difficulty and for solitude. Each of the trails in the book received five stars in at least one of the categories. One unfamiliar trail – Chau Ram County Park in Westminster – won five stars for scenery. “I had never heard about it before I PHOTOS BY SHERRY JACKSON
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started researching the book,” Jackson said. “Even some of the locals don’t know the park exists.” But those who do find it will be rewarded with a nice hike, waterfalls, sandy beaches with water access for swimming and four major sets of rapids for kayaking, canoeing and tubing. “It is a gorgeous park,” Jackson said. Jackson said another trail that may be unfamiliar to some Upstate residents is the Cottonwood Trail in Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve, just minutes from downtown Spartanburg. The preserve was the Spartanburg Area Conservancy’s first project. The 11-acre urban preserve follows Lawson’s Fork Creek. Jackson’s favorite trail was Rainbow Falls, a challenging hike with a steep elevation change that will have trekkers working up a sweat. But even crawling over boulders is worth it when they see the 140-foot waterfall, Jackson said. “You come around the corner and there it is. It’s beautiful,” she said. “I think it’s the best waterfall hike in South Carolina.” Jackson left the National Recreation Trail at Table Rock State Park for last. She says the 8.6-mile, out-and-back hike to the top of Table Rock should be on the bucket list of every hiker who
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lives or visits the Upstate. But it’s not for the faint of heart. “Even the most serious hiker will find the hike challenging,” Jackson says – but the effort is worth it. From the top of the large granite rock, hikers are rewarded with views of the surrounding mountains, a watershed and, on clear days, the city of Greenville. “Five-Star Trails: South Carolina Upstate” also includes information about weather, clothing and essential gear, what should be packed in a first-aid kit, general safety tips and trail etiquette. The book is available from the Menasha Ridge Press website (menasharidge. com), online booksellers and at REI in Greenville.
GLT puts on first-ever children’s Christmas show Story of “Rudolph” will appeal to all ages CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
firstname.lastname@example.org Greenville Little Theatre has a special gift for kids this year – the theater is presenting its first-ever children’s Christmas show. The best news is that “Rudolph” will appeal to adults, too, said Allan McCalla, the theater’s artistic director. Playwright Catherine Bush expanded the familiar song “Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer” into a play that was produced for the first time by the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., in 2011. Mandy Williams wrote the music. “It is a terrific script,” McCalla said. “Adults will find humor in it and kids will love it. The best children’s pieces appeal to adults as well and this one does.” The play opens with one week to go until Christmas. The reindeer not on the Air Team are working hard to com-
plete their tasks while dreaming about one day flying with Santa. After a test flight results in disaster, Santa must replace the whole Air Team immediately. Dasher, Prancer, Comet and Blitzen are determined to qualify for the new Air Team. They are equally determined to keep Rudolph off the team; his shiny red nose makes him different – and they think different is bad. But Rudolph doesn’t give up and when Christmas Eve turns out to be foggy, he saves the day. “We find out different is not a bad thing,” McCalla said. For the last decade, a small troupe of actors from GLT has conducted a
program where they perform in schools. Typically, the troupe does a public performance in the spring, McCalla said. This year, the actors suggested the public performance be done at Christmas. McCalla’s son, Sam, had worked at the Barter Theatre when it produced “Rudolph.” The play also fits on the set of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” one of GLT’s main stage productions. Sam McCalla plays Dasher in the GLT production. Audrey Layne Crocker is Rudolph, Katie King is Prancer, Cory Granner is Comet and Laura Skyes is Blitzen. Tim St. Clair II plays Santa Claus. The play will last about an hour.
“Rudolph” is in town for one weekend only. It opens Friday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday, there are two shows – at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. A 7 p.m. show on Sunday night wraps it up. Tickets are $10 each. GLT is teaming up with the Children’s Museum of the Upstate for a “double play” promotion, which for $15 includes a ticket to “Rudolph” and an admission to the Children’s Museum during the month of December. McCalla said if “Rudolph” is successful, GLT might incorporate a children’s Christmas show into its schedule in future years.
SO YOU KNOW WHAT: “Rudolph” WHERE: Greenville Little Theatre WHEN: Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 7 p.m. TICKETS: $10 INFORMATION: greenvillelittletheatre. org or 864-233-6238
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‘I Know Santa Very Well’ Successful Kickstarter campaign turns poem into Christmas book CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
email@example.com Author Kate Salley Palmer didn’t set out to write a children’s book when she wrote, “I Know Santa Very Well,” a few years ago. She was just writing a poem. “I write stupid little poems. I wouldn’t say I write poetry,” she said. But her daughter, Salley, liked the poem and suggested that Warbranch Press, the family-owned publishing company started 15 years ago by Palmer and her husband, Jim, publish the book. Palmer could use Kickstarter – a crowd-funding website – to raise the money to pay for the printing, her daughter said. Palmer said she used to hide from Santa as a kid because she thought he knew she had been bad. Now, when she hears parents tell their children “Santa’s watching – you better be good,” she thinks of it “as a
metaphor for a parent’s unconditional love. I think it’s a good message for Christmas, for kids to be reminded they are loved by somebody and Santa is not scary.” Palmer, who worked for the Greenville News as an editorial cartoonist from 1978 to 1984 and was a nationally syndicated political cartoonist, did the illustrations for “I Know Santa Very Well” while the Kickstarter campaign was ongoing. The book is the first in a new line of small poetry picture books called “Little Tales.” It is Palmer’s first rhyming book. “Big publishers don’t like you to rhyme in books,” she said. “Not everybody is Dr. Seuss.” She has also written a poem, “Couldn’t Do My Homework,” which is based on one of the excuses she heard her niece used for not doing her homework. “She tried to say she couldn’t do her homework because her toes stuck together,” she said. That excuse didn’t work. “I Know Santa Very Well” can be purchased on the Warbranch Press website (warbranchpress.com) or from online booksellers.
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JM Smith Foundation, the philanthropic agency for JM Smith Corporation of Spartanburg, was recognized as Chapman Cultural Center’s Corporate Cultural Champion for 2013. The foundation was honored at an event attended by more than 100 leaders in businesses that have a commitment to the advancement of the arts in Spartanburg through the United Arts Campaign. The Corporate Cultural Champion award is given annually to a business partner in recognition of its support of the United Arts Campaign.
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Saffron’s Catering For Life’s Simple Pleasures 864.241.0401 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Melodious Earth Cool jazz/swing sextet. Tickets: $5. Call 864-242-2583 or visit bluesboulevardjazz.com.
BEiTHEMEANS Swaggering heavy rock. Call 864-235-5519 or visit reverbnation.com/venue/255976. 12/17, PEACE CENTER
BIG Something Diverse rock sextet. Call 864-235-5519 or visit reverbnation.com/venue/255976. 12/13, THE HANDLEBAR
Southern Culture on the Skids Everyone’s favorite Southern-fried trash-rock trio returns. Tickets: $15. Call 864-233-6173 or visit handlebar-online.com.
Celtic Woman “Home For Christmas” symphony tour. Tickets: $65-$95. Call 864-467-3000 or visit peacecenter.org. 1 2 / 1 8 , B L U E S B O U L E VA R D (GREENVILLE)
Hans Wenzel Former Noxious frontman blends rock and soul solo. Call 864-242-2583 or visit bluesboulevardjazz.com.
12/13, RADIO ROOM
Islander Raging thrash. Call 864-263-7868 or visit wpbrradioroom.com.
12/18, GROUND ZERO
Razorz Edge Edgy electronic noise. Call 864-948-1661 or visit reverbnation.com/venue/groundzero2.
12/13, SMILEY’S ACOUSTIC CAFÉ
The Acoustic Bad Popes Greenville supergroup strips down. Call 864-282-8988 or visit smileysacousticcafe.com. 1 2 / 1 4 , B L U E S B O U L E VA R D (GREENVILLE)
Wade Baker Jazz Group Eclectic fusion of jazz, hip-hop and funk. Tickets: $5. Call 864-242-2583 or visit bluesboulevardjazz.com. 12/14, THE HANDLEBAR
Mayhem & Rell The Soundbender Drum ’n’ bass, dubstep rising stars. Tickets: $15. Call 864-233-6173 or visit handlebar-online.com. 12/14, RADIO ROOM
Joie Eerily atmospheric group celebrates album release. Call 864-263-7868 or visit wpbrradioroom.com. 12/14, SMILEY’S ACOUSTIC CAFÉ
Kenny George Band Laid-back, soulful rock. Call 864-282-8988 or visit smileysacousticcafe.com.
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12/18, INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ALE HOUSE
Stereo Reform Electro rock-dance duo. Call 864-552-1265 or visit reverbnation.com/venue/ independentpublicalehouse. 12/18, RADIO ROOM
Brigades Anthemic emo-rock quintet. Call 864-263-7868 or visit wpbrradioroom.com. 1 2 / 1 9 , B L U E S B O U L E VA R D (GREENVILLE)
Tameka Diaz & The Sweet Addiction Project Sultry R&B/jazz diva. Call 864-242-2583 or visit bluesboulevardjazz.com. 12/19, INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ALE HOUSE
Tonight’s Noise Electric-acoustic jam trio. Call 864-552-1265 or visit reverbnation.com/venue/ independentpublicalehouse.
WITH VINCENT HARRIS
‘Dig This’ SCOTS brings its kitschy Southern surf-rock to town Sometimes, the things you’d rather not do turn out to be the most rewarding. Rick Miller, singer, guitarist and songwriter for Southern Culture On The Skids, has had just that experience. Southern Culture (or SCOTS, if you’re into the whole brevity thing) has been slinging the band’s one-of-a-kind brand of sleazy, greasy Southern surf-rock for more than 30 years. Miller’s choppedand-channeled, jagged-edge guitar, Mary Huff’s rock-solid bass and Dave Hartman’s heartbeat drumming have powered kitschy-but-catchy favorites like “Camel Walk,” “Mojo Box” and the immortal “Liquored Up and Lacquered Down.” They’ve recently released “Dig This,” a track-bytrack re-recording of their hard-to-find 1994 album, “Ditch Diggin’.” When I spoke to Miller, who is bringing SCOTS to Greenville this Friday, Dec. 13, he talked about both the fun and the practical reality of revisiting the band’s previous work. WHO: Southern Culture on the Skids What was behind the re-recording of the “Ditch Diggin’” songs for “Dig This?” WHEN: Friday, Dec. 13 We were getting our publishing in order, and WHERE: 4: 30 p.m.: Horizon Records, before we could put those songs into our cata2 W. Stone Ave., Greenville log, we needed to own them. I own the songs (864-235-7922 or because I wrote them, but the versions on the blog.horizonrecords.net) original album, “Ditch Diggin’,” are owned by 9 p.m.: The Handlebar, our old record label – and ownership is a big 304 E. Stone Ave., Greenville deal. If you own the publishing AND perform(864-233-6173 or ing rights, you get all the money. handlebar-online.com) So we decided we would re-record the album. I don’t have the discipline to listen to our songs and re-record them note-for-note, so we came up with new versions. Everything’s a little bit different, and some things are a lot different. When we got done with it, we weren’t thinking we were going to release it or anything. But it turned out so well that we thought we should put it out. So we thought we’d make it a nice package and put it out. When you’re doing something like that for financial reasons, is it a challenge to be enthusiastic about the project? Once I decided I didn’t want to do versions just like the old ones, it got a lot more fun (laughs). Because you have moments where you think, “Wow, I wish I would’ve done this or that on that song, or this approach would’ve been really neat.” Hindsight is 20/20. So it’s fun, especially if you’ve been a band as long as we have, to go back 20 years in your catalogue and re-do something but update it. It’s not a revival but a revision. I felt like we could play it so much better now. Were there songs on the album that surprised you when you went back to them? Oh yeah. There were some great songs on that album that never really got a fair shake. I thought that “My House Has Wheels” and “Too Much Pork” and “Put Your Teeth on the Windowsill” and some of the instrumentals were good songs. The songs are 20 years old, but “Dig This” is like a brand-new record to me. How have you managed to keep SCOTS together? It’s been over 25 years, right? Thirty years. I started the band in ’83, and Mary and Dave joined in 1987. I just think we’ve always made our own decisions, good or bad. I think what tears bands apart a lot of times is when decisions are made for them by people who are supposed to be looking out for them. We’ve always been very independent. And now, I have a studio. We have our own production facilities. We do all of our records on our own label now. It’s about making your own choices. You make a bad choice; you shrug it off and move on. You don’t hold grudges or get mad. But also, we have fun. We play music that’s fun to listen to and we have a show that people enjoy. We’re lucky. VINCENT HARRIS | CONTRIBUTOR
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THE WEEK IN THE LOCAL ARTS WORLD
The Art Haven at the Younts Center presents “Kids ‘n’ Canvas” on Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon. Children ages 4 and older are invited to paint a snowman in acrylics. Cost is $25 per child and refreshments will be provided. Call 864-409-1050 to register. Bob Jones University will present the Bob Jones Academy Elementary Choir on Dec. 13 at 12:15 p.m. at the Student Center Mall. On Dec. 14, the BJU Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs will perform in Rodeheaver Auditorium at 7 and 8:30 p.m. in a show called “Joy Has Dawned.” The trombone choir will perform Dec. 17 at noon at the Woodlands at Furman. The Advent Organ recital will be Dec. 18 in the War Memorial Chapel at 12:10 p.m. For more information, visit bju.edu. The Upstate South Carolina Tuba Christmas concert will be on Dec. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the UBS Ice on Main (adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott) in downtown Greenville. The concert is free. For more information, visit tubachristmas.com. The Warehouse Theatre will host additional performances of “Avenue Q” on Dec. 18 and 21. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at warehousetheatre.com. The Fine Arts Center is hosting the Metals Students Holiday Sale now through Dec. 18. Fifty percent of sales price is paid to the student artist and the other 50 percent supports the school’s metals department. Sale times are before and after morning and afternoon classes (9-9:15 a.m., 11:05-11:20
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a.m., 1:10-1:30 p.m., 3:20-4 p.m.), before every evening performance, and by appointment by calling 864-355-2671 or email email@example.com. The Carolina Bronze handbell ensemble will present a free concert on Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at Ice on Main, 208 S. Main St., in Greenville. For more information, visit carolinabronze. net or call 864-238-4639. Flat Rock Playhouse presents “A Christmas Story” now through Dec. 22 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. All tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 828693-0731, 866-732-8008 or online at flatrockplayhouse.org. Discounts are available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups. Playhouse Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, N.C. The Pride of Greenville Men’s Chorus will present their third annual holiday concert, “Don We Now Our Straight Apparel,” on Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Greenville Little Theatre, 444 College St., Greenville. The chorus will again be joined by Cantaria: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville, the Pride of Greenville Community Chorus and the Pride of Greenville Orchestra. The cost is $15-$25. Visit pogmc.buylocalsimpsonville.com for more information.
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The holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” will be performed on Dec. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Younts Center for Performing Arts, 315 N. Main St., in Fountain Inn. Tickets are $18, $15 and $10. For more information, call 864-409-1050 or visit yountscenter.org.
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HOME INFO 120 E. Augusta Place, Greenville Oasis Custom Homes, another brand new home TO BE BUILT in the heart of established Augusta Road Area, on 1/3 acre “walk out basement lot” on E Augusta Place. Three bedrooms, two and a half baths about 2800 square feet, plus 2 car attached garage/ this home will feature all the same fine finishes that Oasis Custom Homes always includes, such as site finished hardwood floors, 9 ft ceilings, granite counters in the kitchen AND baths, true Jack’n’Jill bathroom for the kids’
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bathrooms, and a truly luxurious master bath with dual sinks, separate glass/ceramic tile shower and tub, separate water closet and walk in closet with custom organizers. Oasis kitchens ALWAYS feature custom cabinetry by local cabinet maker, and top of the line stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile backsplash and DESIGNER LIGHTING THROUGHOUT. Oasis is ready to customize this for you, or will cost out your own plans for this lot. Contact listing agent Joan Herlong.
Price: $449,605 | Square Footage: 2800 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 full, 1 half | Garage: 2-car attached Schools: Blythe Elementary | Hughes Middle Greenville High
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O P E N S U N D AY, D E C. 15 F R O M 2 – 4 P M 719 BROOKDALE DR . $329,900 . MLS#1270812 4BR/3.5BA FULL BRICK EXTERIOR, +/-.59 ACRE, LARGE BACKYARD Wade Hampton Blvd toward Greer, Left on Hwy 290, Right on N. Hwy 101, Left into SD on Brookdale Dr Contact: Chet Smith 458-SOLD(7653) Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co.
MLS #1267511 EASLEY
3 Beds/2 Baths | 2400-2599 Sqft
7 ALTAMONT TERRACE . $295,900 . MLS#1269653 4BR/2.5BA Home is in terrific shape & move-in ready! Dream home. Hwy 25, Right on Roe Ford Rd, Left on Old Buncombe Rd, Right on Altamont, Left on Altamont Terrace Ln Contact: Doug Banner 640-6800 Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co.
4 Beds/ 2.5 Baths | 2800-2999 Sqft
5 CREVASSE LANE . $192,500 . MLS#1267531 3BR/2BA Elegant stone fascia. Picture perfect lovely home with bonus room From Cherrydale pass Furman, Left on New Roe Ford Rd, Right on Hwy 25 Bypass, Left on Foothills Contact: Elvin Rivera 921-4733 Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co.
110 SHEA CT . $184,999 . MLS#1265949 3BR/2.5BA Fantastic home on Cuk-de-sac lot. Woodruff Rd to Right on Hwy 14, Left on Harts Ln, Left into SD on Paranor Dr, Right on Shea
4 Beds/4 Baths | 3600-3799 Sqft
Contact: Barry Ledford 399-2254 Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co.
NORTH MAIN AREA MLS #1270855 SPARTANBURG 4 Beds/2.5 Baths | 2000-2199 Sqft
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200 W. HILLCREST DR . $164,000 . MLS#1270486 2BR/1BA Charming home in the highly desirable North Main neighborhood. Stone Ave to Right on N. Main, Left on Hillcrest, Cross Townes & continue on West Hillcrest. Contact: Kim Redden 608-0253 Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co.
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Coachman Plantation and the Estates at Coachman Plantation
NEIGHBORHOOD INFO Directions: From Greenville: Take I-385 South to Woodruff Road (Exit 35. Travel East on Woodruff Road for 7.4 miles. Turn right on East Georgia Road and drive 1.7 miles. Turn left on Coachman Drive for 1.2 miles and the entrance to Coachman Plantation is on the left. Model address is 5 Scotts Bluff Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681. Schools: Rudolph D. Gordon Elementary Bryson Middle | Hillcrest High Contact: Edward Wingate, your D.R. Horton Sales Professional, at Coachman Plantation 615.414.7653
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For years, Coachman Plantation has attracted homeowners who relish in the beauty and serenity of rolling country meadows, while being close to shopping, dining and great schools in Simpsonville. Today, Coachman Plantation and The Estates at Coachman Plantation offer gorgeous homes from the $200’s* built by the Nation’s Number One Builder**, D.R. Horton, on large homesites in a peaceful and tranquil country setting. D.R. Horton brings 35 years of national building expertise to Coachman Plantation. The ranch and two story homes include features such as signature trim package, generous hardwoods, granite countertops and backsplash and MUCH more…plus too many options to list! The beautiful swimming pool and cabana at Coachman Plantation are ready for your Spring enjoyment. With fantastic Grand Opening Incentives, now is the time to invest in your future with the beauty, privacy and quality of your own D.R. Horton Home in Coachman Plantation and the exclusive Estates at Coachman Plantation. Five homes are available now for Quick Move-In! *Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability, and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Pictures, photographs, colors, features and sizes are more illustration purposes only and will vary from the homes as built. **According to Builder Magazine.
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116 Ridge Glen - Harrison Hills
102 Veronese Dr. - Montebello
119 Sherwood St. #101 - Ridgeland at the Park
4 Phillips Ln. - Augusta Rd.
$799,900 • 1252670 • 4 BR/3.5 BA
$749,000 • 1261495 • 5 BR/ 4.5 BA
$649,000 • 1267735 • 2 BR/2.5 BA
$594,000 • 1265590 • 4 BR/3.5 BA+ Bonus
Under appraised value! ≈ 8 acre country estate, 5C gar. w/2 BR, 1.5 BA apt, 2 story barn, salt water pool and more
Details!! L’scape yard, gourmet kitchen, fresh paint, new carpet, refinished hardwood floors and much more, plus amenitites.
Valerie Miller 864.430.6602 Chuck Miller 864.293.4778
Nancy McCrory 864.505.8367 Karen Turpin 864.230.5176
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Premier location in the Alta Vista neighorhood. 2011 construction offering upscale luxury, extra storage, 1C garage. Walking distance to downtown.
New Construction. ≈ 4000 SF, 10’ ceiling down & 9’ ceiling up, beautiful finishes and 2C garage. Tom Marchant 864.449.1658
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701 Montebello Dr. Unit 104 - Montebello
26 Crowsnest - Neely Farm
3 Dillworth Ct. - Highgrove Estate
$450,000 • 1252477 • 3 BR/3.5 BA
$299,000 • 1268051 • 4 BR/3.5 BA
$288,000 • 1267198 • 4 BR/2.5 BA
$259,900 • 1269319 • 4 BR/3.5 BA + Bonus
1 level, open corner unit condo. ≈ 3000 SF, offers guest wing, covered terrace, balcony, gourmet kitchen and amenities.
Fabulous home, end of quiet cul-de-sac location w/many upgrades. MBR on main level. Granite, hardwood flrs, dbl-sided flp, pvt wooded bkyd.
3000+ SF brick townhouse offering: granite, main floor MBR, dining room, laundry rm, and a screened-in porch. Immaculate condition!
3000+ SF home, great community & schools, mins to I-385 and GSP. Hdwds, fml DR, open GR w/ fpl, great kitchen storage, and fully fenced bkyard.
Nancy McCrory 864.505.8367 Karen Turpin 864.230.5176
Barb Riggs 864.423.2783
Valerie Miller 864.430.6602 Chuck Miller 864.293.4778
Jonathan Mullikin 864.449.4132
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$259,000 • 1268285 • 4 BR/2.5 BA
$247,900 • 1268724 • 4 BR/2.5 BA
$214,921 • 1270671 • 3 BR/3 BA
Wonderful family home on quiet cul-de-sac w/ pvt wooded backyard. Custom scr-porch, lrg MBR suite, flexroom, upgrades & New carpet!
2600+ SF custom home featuring lrg BRs, Master on main lvl & unique sq. windows. Upds: Stainless appl. carpet, facets/lighting. Irr.. & Fenced yd.
Barb Riggs 864.423.2783
Barb Riggs 864.423.2783
Located in a gated community w/a lake. MBR on main or 2nd. Endless ceilings, tons of natural light, hardwoods, wet bar, sunroom, 2C garage, fenced yd & pvt patio.
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209 Marefair Ln. - Remington
308 Hyde Park Ln. - Butler Station
$179,921 • 1270302 • 3 BR/3 BA
$184,900 • 1266946 • 4 BR/2.5 BA
$159,900 • 1269121 • 3 BR/2.5 BA+ Bonus
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3385 Knighton Chapel Rd. - Fountain Inn Log cabin on ≈2 acs. Master BR on the main lvl, gorgeous kitchen, sunroom, workshop, in-ground pool, fenced bkyd, and several outbuildings
$199,900 • 1268843 • 3 BR/1.5 BA
Great house, close to downtown, recently renovated, hardwood floors, rocking chair front porch and basement!
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$119,000 • 1266748 • 3 BR/2 BA
Highly sought after Remington SD, with amazing curb appeal and second floor deck. Open flr plan, great for entertaining. Won’t Last!
Lovely home situationed on a .24 ac lot w/mature trees & fenced yd. Hdwds d’stairs, stainless appliances, 2C garage & many updates! Must see!
Adorable 1300+/- SF bungalow, near downtown. Fenced bkyd, open DR/LR. Updates: hdwds, new stainless appliances & paint.
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C. Dan Joyner Co., REALTORS Partners with Thomason PR for Launch of New Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brand Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., REALTORS has hired Beth Thomason, APR, of Thomason PR to manage public relations and marketing during the company’s transition from the Prudential brand to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand in early 2014. Thomason will be a valued partner in the transition efforts, working as the company’s inhouse resource for all transition communications, including internal and external announcements, Thomason advertising, social media, collateral materials, website, and signage, as well as overseeing the planning and management for the launch celebration event. “We’re excited to partner with Beth during this exciting time in our company’s history,” says Danny Joyner, President of Prudential C. Dan Joyner Co., REALTORS. “As we re-brand our 50-year company under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices name, Beth will play a critical role in the planning and execution of a successful and seamless transition process for our agents, consumers and the Upstate community.”
The Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® Community Service Committee Presents Checks To Local Charities
The Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® Community Service Committee presented two local charities with donations of $7,500.00 each at a Mix and Mingle event December 3rd at City Range in Greenville. The Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® Community Service Committee is comprised of REALTOR® and Affiliate members of the Association along with GGAR staff liaisons. The primary focus of this committee is giving back to the community. This is done through the committee hosting Lobs, Links and Lanes and “Mix and Mingle” events. The Lobs, Links and Lanes event, which is now in its 16th year, consists of a Golf Tournament, Tennis Round Robin, Bowling Tournament, and BBQ Dinner/Party. The success of this event is due to the generosity of Sponsors, event participants, and the dedication of the Community Service Committee. The “Mix and Mingle” events have been sponsored by Affiliate members of the Association and held at local restaurants. Association members and guests bring monetary donations or items from the wish list for the two charities supported and enjoy appetizers provided by the sponsors. Proceeds from the Lobs, Links & Lanes and Mix and Mingle events, benefit two local charities: The Frazee Dream Center and ReWiGo Ministries. ReWiGo Ministries creates safe, healthy, sustainable home environments for elderly, disabled, and impoverished people. Serving in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens Counties of Upstate South Carolina, our target populations include children, families, and seniors. The Frazee Dream Center is a free preschool, after school & summer program for under resourced children in the downtown Greenville area. The program offers assistance and guidance to children ages 3-16 in the areas of academics, character development, sportsmanship and emotional wellness. GGAR Community Service Committee: Tim Lee (2013 Chair), Bankline Mortgage Corp.; Ginger Griffin (2014 Chair), The Gajda & Gutbrod RE Corner; Lisa Alexander, Del-Co Realty Group, Inc.; Becky Coley, Certus Bank; Pamela Fulmer, Legendary Realty & Marketing; Greg Hammond, The Palmetto Bank; Jennifer Hocker, Prudential/C. Dan Joyner-Pelham Road; Amanda Jones, Coldwell Banker Caine Co.; Judy Kirby-Link, Piedmont Natural Gas Co.; Matthew McCord, McCord Law Firm; Carol Simpson, Carol Simpson Law Offices; Kendyl Urgo, First American Home Buyers. Staff Liaisons: Connie Winslow, Leah Duke and Chris Bailey. Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® represents over 1,700 members in all aspects of the real estate industry. Please visit the Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS® web site at www.ggar.com for real estate and consumer information. “Every market is different, call a REALTOR® today.”
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THE DESIGNATED LEGAL PUBLICATION FOR GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Never On Sunday, Inc., intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER & WINEat 210 East Coffee Street, Greenville, SC 29601. To object to the issuance of this permit/ license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 15, 2013. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that MB Social Club, Inc. / DBA The Swaggs Sports Bar, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/ permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 1418 White Horse Road Greenville, SC 29605. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 22, 2013. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that A & H Food Group Inc./ DBA Cheers Sports & Spirits, intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/ permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 3505 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville, SC 29611. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 22, 2013. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Greenville Universal Restaurant Group Inc., intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and ON premises consumption of BEER, WINE & LIQUOR at 300 E Stone Avenue, Greenville, SC 29609. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than December 22, 2013. For a protest to be valid, it must be in writing, and should include the following information: (1) the name, address and telephone number of the person filing the protest; (2) the specific reasons why the application should be denied; (3) that the person protesting is willing to attend a hearing (if one is requested by the applicant); (4) that the person protesting resides in the county where the proposed place of business is located or within five miles of the business; and, (5) the name of the applicant and the address of the premises to be licensed. Protest must be mailed to: S.C. Department of Revenue, ATTN: ABL, P. O. Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214 or faxed to: (803) 896-0110
2014 Regular Meeting Dates for Greenville County Council Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. Council Chambers at County Square 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601 January 7 & 21 February 4 & 18 March 4 & 18 April 1 & 15 May 6 & 20 June 3 & 17 July 8 August 19 September 2 & 16 October 7 & 21 November 4 & 18 December 2
2014 Tentative Meeting Dates for the Greenville County Council Committee of the Whole Committee of the Whole meetings are held in Conference Room D at County Square Times to be determined. January 7 & 21 February 4 & 18 March 4 & 18 April 1 & 15 May 6 & 20 June 3 & 17 July 8 August 19 September 2 & 16 October 7 & 21 November 4 & 18 December 2 ** the Committee of the Whole meets on an “as-needed basis”
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: RFP#25-01/06/14 – Water Park Pump and Motor Evaluation and Servicing, January 6, 2014, 3:00 P.M. Solicitations can be found at www.greenvillecounty.org or by calling (864) 467-7200.
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Sue Mitchell, a key figure in the best-selling book “The Blind Side” and the Oscarnominated movie it inspired, speaks to the crowd gathered for A Child’s Haven 15th Annual Holiday Benefit Breakfast at Embassy Suites in Greenville.
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From left, Joe Pazdan, Erik Whaley and Mack Pazdan mingle at Bon Secours St. Francis Foundation’s Martinis and Mistletoe, the official kickoff party for the Saint Francis Festival of Trees. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres were served, live music was provided by a jazz band, and a silent auction was held.
Lance Cpl. Robert McKelvey, of Greenville, assigned to the “Checkerboards” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, performs corrosion prevention maintenance on an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Tracy Ackerman, Claudia Glover and Michael Ackerman were at the Hyatt Regency for the Bon Secours St. Francis Foundation Martinis and Mistletoe.
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WHERE I’VE BEEN WITH BILL KOON
Say ‘Uncle’ Looking over my Christmas card list reminds me that I have a mob of nieces and nephews. They are all good young people who have behaved and done well, as far as I know. But they are unfortunate in one regard: They have only one uncle, and that happens to be yours truly. I am my brother’s only sibling, and his wife is an only child. Nothing but sad. I had a plethora (the word sounds like a disease) of uncles. My parents both had a number of brothers, and a generation further back there was a crowd of great-uncles from the days of large families. All of these guys were fascinating characters in my eyes. My Uncle Hal lived in the Upstate but visited us in Columbia when he was rambling around as a traveling salesman. He was a jovial, chubby guy who had an Oldsmobile Rocket 88 that he drove, astonishingly, at 60 miles per hour. He’d stop on his way to go fishing at Santee Cooper, and he’d stop on returning, typically with two or three big rock bass in his cooler. I begged to go with him on one of these trips, and finally he took me, when I was “old enough.” We stayed in a little cabin at a fish camp, and I remember waking up in the night to find that Uncle Hal was no longer abed – and to realize that these trips were about more than fishing – and maybe that, really, I wasn’t quite “old enough” yet. My Uncle Bob worked at the Charleston airport. He promised to arrange for me to go up in a Piper Cub, and he delivered. Up I went on my first flight, with a stranger at the stick, over the winding old Cooper River Bridge and the Atlantic Ocean with a few loops and twists and turns, whereupon I learned my fear of flying – which lingers with me now. I should have noticed that Uncle Bob stayed on the ground during this episode. My Great-Uncle Miles was a squirrel hunter, and he’d take me along now and then to tramp the woods on the old family farm. He gave me his ancient single-shot 12-gauge shot-
gun when he figured he’d had enough squirrel stew. He smoked three stubby Camel cigarettes each day and would lay them out on the mantel before he went to bed. The next day he’d have a smoke after each of his meals, much undisturbed in his easy chair. My Great-Uncle Jeff refused to drive a car and was seen about town with my great-aunt at the wheel. In those days, letting a woman drive you around was considered wimpy. I mowed his grass; he liked it double cut, up and down and back and forth, with his push mower. He’d pay me a dime except when his pecan trees were plentiful – then he’d pay me with a bag of pecans that I picked up. Uncle Jim survived the Battle of the Bulge but with some frostbite. He played the violin and came home from the war with a lovely, dark Italian instrument. He could play a jig, but mainly he did sweet old hymns at church and at night on his screened porch. He never talked about the war. His brother, Uncle Jack, lived across the street from the Lutheran church. Since he never left town, he was in charge of the church bell. He’d ring the congregation in, go home and sit on his porch and then go back to ring them out. He never went to the services, but was faithful about his bell-ringing. He let me pull the heavy, knotted rope once, and it lifted me right off the floor. Two of my favorite uncles probably did not exist. My mother, a lady who believed in every virtue of the old South while denying Appomattox, claimed that she had two uncles; one named “North,” the other named “South.” I took it as a metaphor for families split by the Civil War, but she was sure the boys were real. Only she could imagine parents who gave infants such names long before there was a war. Which leads me to this conclusion: If my mother could invent uncles, maybe my nieces and nephews could do the same. They deserve more than one. Bill Koon lives in Greenville. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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