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Governor McMaster’s Refugee Plan is Wrong By Melinda Menzer
Israel came to the United States as a young man, married, and started a family. Jacob remained in Europe, also married, and had a child. But in 1941, Jacob was murdered; he was identified as a Jew and shot in front of his house by German soldiers. What made the difference? Their papers. Israel’s documents listed his country of birth, Germany. Jacob, born just 10 miles across the border, had documents that listed Lithuania. At the time, immigration quotas issued by the U.S. government, which varied by country, were much higher for Germany than Lithuania. German nationals, including Israel, my grandfather, had a chance to start a new life in America. Countless others, like Jacob, my great-uncle, were left behind. From the 1920s to the 1960s, U.S. immigration policy was based on these national quotas, designed to favor certain people the government believed would become “good Americans.” The papers mattered, not the people. And the quotas were based on prejudices that seem ridiculous today. Northern and western Europeans, largely Protestants, were considered ethnically superior and were allowed in greater numbers. Immigrants from eastern and southern European countries, more likely to be Catholics or Jews, were severely limited. The U.S. refugee resettlement program, formally established in the 1980s, has historically stood in stark contrast. The federal government handpicks the refugees to resettle here, regardless of their nationality, religion, or ethnicity. The vetting process includes more than 20 steps, with the involvement of five different government agencies. It takes years. It serves to keep America safe while living up to our traditional American values of providing a haven for those escaping persecution. Some of our leaders seemingly want to return to the policies of the mid-20th century, barring refugees on the basis of national origin. Here in South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster has said that he does not want to resettle refugees from the six Muslim-majority countries listed as part of the Trump administration’s March 6 travel ban. McMaster wants to replace our current process with the kind of system – built on ignorance and
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bigotry – that allowed my grandfather refuge while excluding his brother, merely on the basis of the countries of origin listed on their papers. In 2003, I visited Lithuania, going to the places where my family had lived and where they were murdered. I stood on the street in front of my great-uncle’s house – the place where he was shot. I stood in the forest in the place where my great-grandmother’s body probably lies, buried in a mass grave. I also visited museums and archives where I saw photographs of Jewish families in crowds outside of consulates, trying desperately to get visas into any country ahead of the Nazi invasion. Today we mourn the deaths of innocent people in the Holocaust. But we rarely discuss the Jewish refugee crisis of the 1930s and ’40s, or the role that U.S. immigration policy played in it. Now, in 2017, we are in the midst of the worst refugee crisis in recorded history. There are over 65 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are children. But sadly, the U.S. seems to be ignoring the lessons of the past. We are shutting the gates, again confusing the victims of terror with the perpetrators. After coming to this country, my grandfather married, started a business, and had three sons. My uncle and
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his son run the family business now. My father became a doctor and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. My cousins, sisters, and I are nurses, lawyers, and teachers, with children of our own. We are thankful for all that this country has given us, and we work to be engaged, active members of our communities. I only wish that my great-uncle could have had the same opportunity. I know from my own family’s experience that restricting refugees on the basis of nationality can lead to horrible consequences. We cannot make the mistakes of the past again. I ask Gov. McMaster and President Donald J. Trump to admit refugees from all nations, regardless of what papers they have, so that they can have the home here that my great-uncle was denied.
Melinda Menzer is a professor of English at Furman University. She lives in Taylors, S.C., and is a member of Temple of Israel in Greenville.
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A special ed diagnosis shouldn’t predetermine a child’s path By William W. Brown
Imagine one morning you wake up with a severe toothache. You know you need the help of a dentist. Not just any dentist, but a really good dentist. The pain is terrible. You need to be seen immediately. There’s no time to waste. Somehow, you’re able to land a sameday appointment. The pain has gotten worse by the time you arrive, but you start to think everything is going to be okay because, judging by all the diplomas on the wall, this dentist is highly qualified. You believe you’re in good hands. You sit down and say, “Ahhh.” The dentist pokes around for about five minutes then looks at you and says, “Yup. It looks really bad in there. I’ll bet that really hurts.” You’ve seen that pain chart that goes from 1-10. You’re trying to figure out if you’re at a 9 or a 9.5. Then the dentist says, “Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve been doing this for nearly 30 years, and I can tell for certain that you have a toothache. I’m really sorry you have to go through all that pain.” You ask, “What can be done about it?” “Nothing,” he says. “We don’t work miracles here. Sometimes life hands you lemons. Maybe you should put less sugar in your lemonade.” “I don’t understand,” you say. “Aren’t you going to at least try to fix it?” The dentist replies, “I diagnosed the problem. Doesn’t that make you feel better?” This story may seem silly, but consider the parallels as it relates to education. According to U.S. News and World Report, South Carolina is ranked 50th out of 50 states in education. That’s our toothache. When some experts are asked what can we do about education in our state, they say something to the effect of, “When students come from poverty, there’s not much anyone can do.” That’s the dentist telling you your toothache is real, but no, there’s nothing he or she can do about it. Last winter, I was on a panel with Dr. Roy Jones, head of the Call Me MISTER Program at Clemson University. He said to a group of high school students that if they
expected to attend Clemson, it’s important for them to take higher-level courses while they’re in high school. A ninth-grade girl in the audience stood up and explained to us that her school would not let her take algebra. She was confused about why she would not be able to take the necessary courses to be qualified for Clemson. Her plea was sad to hear. She had a toothache, metaphorically speaking, so she asked the experts for help. And experts at her school gave her a diagnosis, not a solution. It was clear to me that her path had been predetermined since her early years. More often than not, children get labeled as special ed students at the slightest sign of struggle in their academic lives. As a result, expectations are lowered, and their classes are meant to keep them busy, not challenge their intellects. Less than half of the students who are labeled special ed in South Carolina graduate from high school. The special ed label is imposed upon students early based on test scores. Test scores are a measure of where the child is at that point in time. The scores are a reflection of the child’s history, but too often the system ensures that those test scores become a prediction of the child’s future. Also important to note is that the special ed label is more frequently placed upon students from poor neighborhoods, as if a child’s zip code and their socioeconomic background are reasons why that child cannot achieve future academic success. Before we defend the status quo, we need to ask ourselves, “What would I do if my child received low test scores and a special ed diagnosis?” Chances are we would pull out all the stops to help our child improve and move into academically advanced classes. Let’s remember to thank and empower the experts who do more than diagnose, the true heroes of our educational system, the classroom teachers. William W. Brown is the founder and board chair of Legacy Early College.
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The short-term rental market continues to thrive in Greenville WORDS BY LEIGH SAVAGE Greenville has plenty of hotels available for vacationers and business travelers, but the area also has options for those trippers seeking a home away from home that is actually a home. Short-term rental sites like Airbnb.com and Homeaway.com offer visitors accommodations at a range of price points, providing everything from entire homes to small attic rooms. More than 300 accommodations are currently available in Greenville on Airbnb, with even more in the surrounding area. Homeaway, on the other hand, offers 44 results for Greenville lodging. Though Airbnb was founded in 2008, local governments are still considering how to handle issues like taxation and regulation for short-term rentals. Both the city and county of Greenville don’t collect taxes from these rentals, though the state gave local governments more power to enforce tax collection in 2014. In 2016, Airbnb said it would collect and distribute state sales and accommodations taxes and is looking into ways to help at county and city levels. Though city rules say these rentals should be considered either bed and breakfasts or inns and should get approval by the Board of Zoning Appeals, only a handful of operators have gotten approval. Jay Graham, city planning director, said the city is looking into ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, “and what we can do to improve the situation,” he said. “We don’t have anything in the works, but we’re sitting down and trying to figure out what we can do to improve things.” Meanwhile, Greenville County spokesman Bob Mihalic said the issue hasn’t been addressed at the county level. Thanks to these short-term rental sites, there is money to be made for homeowners renting out their homes. Here are a few examples of the amount you might be able to make.
What: Private room with attached bath in a townhome Where: One block from Main Street in Travelers Rest and two blocks from the Swamp Rabbit Trail Cost: $45/night
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What: Private room in an upgraded unit in Orchard Park apartment Where: Off I-85 and Haywood Road, minutes from Haywood Mall and dining options Cost: $60/night
What: One bedroom with shared bath, two porches, and two patios. Free bicycle access. Where: Two miles from downtown Greenville and 300 yards from Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery Cost: $45/night
What: Private room in new home with queen bed and bath Where: Near Cleveland Park and less than 10 minutes from downtown. The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a quarter of a mile away. Cost: $65/night
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What: Your own tiny home in a woodsy setting, with living area, full kitchen, modern bath, and loft bedroom Where: In a new tiny-home community in Greer, complete with half-mile nature trail and lake. Five minutes from downtown Greer. Cost: $95/night
What: Newly renovated condo overlooking the second tee at the Green Valley Golf Course. One bedroom and bath. Where: Two miles from Furman and the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Travelers Rest. Seven miles from downtown Greenville. Cost: $100/night
What: An entire 3,400-square-foot home with four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a ﬁnished basement Where: Five minutes from downtown Simpsonville, 1 mile from I-385, and 15 minutes to downtown Greenville Cost: $350/night
What: Eco-conscious historic mill home that is dog-friendly. Private bedroom and large backyard with creek. Where: Woodside Cotton Mill Village Historic District, 3 miles from downtown. Half a mile from the Village of West Greenville. Cost: $35/night
What: An entire cabin with one bedroom and one bath Where: At Lakepoint on the Saluda, on Saluda Lake near Berea. A few minutes from Furman and Travelers Rest. Cost: $122/night
What: Second-story apartment in an updated single-family home. Two bedrooms and two baths, and an eat-in kitchen with new appliances Where: Five blocks from Fluor Field, less than two blocks from a downtown trolley stop Cost: $149/night
What: A private room with room for two, along with an exclusive bathroom. The home includes workout room, pool, ﬁrepit, and tiki bar. Where: Near Stallings Road in Taylors and 12 minutes from downtown Greenville Cost: $75/night
What: Newly renovated three-bedroom townhome that sleeps up to eight. Deck with gas grill and ﬁrepit. Where: One mile from downtown Clemson and campus with easy access to area lakes Cost: $475/night
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THE $ALARY GAP
Greenville City Council pay ranks among lowest for state’s bigger cities CINDY LANDRUM | STAFF
When it comes to council salaries, there’s a wide range in what cities and counties in Greenville County and across the state pay. Greenville City Council members are paid $11,772.80 a year, the lowest among South Carolina cities with populations of more than 40,000 people, according to the Municipal Association of South Carolina 2017 Annual Compensation Report. Greenville County Council members, on the other hand, are the highest paid county council members in the state, according to the latest wage and salary report from the S.C. Association of Counties. Greenville County is the most populous county in the state. Greenville City Council members are talking about increasing their own salaries for the first time since 1993. “Twenty-four years without an increase is sad,” said Councilwoman Jil Littlejohn,
who brought up compensation during a City Council work session last week. “None of us do it for the money, but at the same time we do need to get a little more competitive.” Littlejohn said she’d like City Council pay to be on par with Rock Hill, a Charlotte, N.C., suburb that is comparable to Greenville in payroll and full-time employees. Rock Hill’s budget is considerably larger at $225.8 million, compared with Greenville’s $168.4 million. But some of Littlejohn’s compatriots balked at what would be a nearly 43 percent increase. If Greenville were to go to Rock Hill’s compensation level, the mayor would receive a 38 percent pay raise. Under state law, City Council pay increases become effective after the next general election in which at least two council members are elected. Three council seats are up for election in November. Two will be contested – an at-large seat now held by
Gaye Sprague and District 2. District 4 is also up, but Republican primary winner Wil Brasington has no Democratic opposition. Mayor Knox White said discussing salary increases is “always an awkward conversation,” because councils have to approve their own pay hikes. But he added that Greenville’s compensation is behind Columbia, Charleston, and North Charleston. “All are not just higher but substantially higher,” he said. Across the state, there is a wide range when it comes to city council and county council pay. When it comes to mayoral salaries, the difference can usually be attributed to a municipality’s form of government. Charleston, which has a strong mayor-weak council form of government in which the mayor is the chief executive officer in charge of daily operations, pays its mayor $182,700 annually. Greenville, on the other hand, pays its mayor $19,074. Greenville has a city man-
ager to take care of daily operations. It also depends on the size of the city. Greenville, as expected, pays its council and mayor the most of the county’s six municipalities. But Greenville is also the county’s largest city, with more than twice as many residents as the next largest city. City Councilman George Fletcher said he did not know what Council was paid when he ran in 2015. “I don’t think people do it for the money, but we don’t want it where people running for office are only the ones who can afford it,” he said. County Council Chairman Butch Kirven said a 1995 ordinance ties council salary increases to employee pay increases. Kirven said his district has 40,000 constituents. “A lot of counties in the state have less than that.” He said being on County Council is “pretty much a full-time job, especially chairman.” He did say County Council could review salaries, because “we don’t want to get too far in front.”
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THE MONEY TO LEAD There’s a wide range when it comes to what city and county council members are paid across the Upstate and South Carolina. CITY COUNCIL CITY
# FT EMPLOYEES
COUNTY COUNCIL COUNTY
EMPLOYEES FT / PT
2,066 / 269
1,963 / 0
1,581 / 129
2,554 / 171
2,030 / 484
1,345 / 169
959 / 132
(Source: Municipal Association of South Carolina 2017 Annual Compensation Report)
(Source: South Carolina Association of Counties 2016 Wage and Salary Report)
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Rare leopard cubs make debut at Greenville Zoo A pair of Amur leopard cubs is now on exhibit at the Greenville Zoo. The male and female cubs were born earlier this year but had to spend the first few months of their lives in a private enclosure, according to Greenville Zoo administrator Jeff Bullock. “The cubs really just needed some time indoors to bond with their mother,” Bullock said. “They also had to build up enough strength and coordination to safely navigate some of the obstacles in their outdoor habitat.” The unnamed cubs, born on April 29, are the first offspring for Jade, the zoo’s 7-yearold female, and Nelkan, an 11-year-old male. Jade was transferred to the Greenville Zoo in 2011 from the Potawatomi Zoo in Indiana. Nelkan, however, was transferred from Germany last year to breed with Jade. The two were introduced in January. Bullock said the cubs are an important success for the Greenville Zoo’s conservation efforts and the Species Survival Plan, a program developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help ensure the survival of selected species, most of which are threatened or endangered. The Amur leopard is classified as a critically endangered species, with about 70 individuals remaining in the wild and just over 200 in zoos worldwide. Bullock said at least one of the cubs would likely be transferred to another zoo for breeding once they mature. “It’s always tough to see them go,” he said. “But it’s also an incredible opportunity to educate the public on ways to help protect the species.” The zoo plans to hold a naming contest
Downtown Greenville is a symbol of rebirth. Once a place nobody had a desire — or a reason — to be after dark with its decay and empty storefronts, it is now a shining example of what can happen when a community has vision, a plan, and the determination to see it through. But as development creeps from the city’s central business district outward into onceforgotten neighborhoods on downtown’s edge, the dynamics of those neighborhoods are changing and prompting discussion of gentrification and two Greenvilles — one for the haves and the other for the havenots. “It’s a complicated issue,” said Merl Code, a Greenville attorney who was the first African-American to serve as the chairman of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and a key player in Greenville’s development vision. “There’s been conversation but very few solutions. Very few people are bringing up good ideas that have worked in other places.” At “The Ups and Downs of the Development Vision of Greenville Through the Years,” the first of two forums on gentrification hosted by the Warehouse Theatre, Code recalled how Greenville went from where it was in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s to what it is today. Then-Mayor Max Heller held a Wednesday afternoon visioning session at the old Ramada Inn on Church Street (now The Brios Condos) to get ideas of what people wanted in Greenville if money was not an object. They included tearing down the Camperdown Bridge and creating a park along the river and widening Main Street sidewalks. But the transformation of downtown Greenville did not happen easily, Code said. “I bet most of you don’t know that the Hyatt wasn’t doing well when it first started, but there were men who propped up the hotel, put up their own money to prop up a multibillion-dollar corporation because we couldn’t afford to have it fail,” Code said. Code said he was a member of the Greenville Local Development Corp., a nonprofit corporation formed in 1980 to further the economic development by promoting and assisting business growth, particularly small business within the city limits.
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NEWS “Our job was to make sure businesses in downtown did not fail. We kept them alive,” he said. “We understood people wanted to see businesses open downtown, but they didn’t know we’re paying the bills for them.” Code said if residents see gentrification changing their neighborhoods and don’t think the change is for the better, they need to get involved to try to change it. “The success of our community has been collaboration,” he said. —Cindy Landrum STATE
SC still ranked high in domestic violence Instances of and fatalities from domestic violence have plagued South Carolina for years, and according to a new study released from the Violence Policy Center (VPC), “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2015 Homicide Data,” the problem continues to linger in the Palmetto State. Data from 2015, the latest year for which statistics are available, reveals that the homicide rate of women murdered by men in South Carolina is 1.83 per 100,000 women — fifth in the nation. The national rate in 2015 was 1.12 per 100,000. The number of female homicide victims in
South Carolina in 2015 was 46. The above statistics reflect the number of “homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender,” according to a press release from the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. This is the sixth year in a row that South Carolina has ranked in the Top 5 states for women killed by men. “At Safe Harbor, we hope this statistic will mobilize systems throughout our state and local communities to work collaboratively and diligently to provide support for victims and their families and to hold perpetrators accountable,” Julie Meredith, the organization’s program director, told the Greenville Journal. Safe Harbor is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the Upstate. VPC has released their “When Men Murder Women” report annually for the past 20 years shortly before October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The study uses data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Supplementary Homicide Report. In South Carolina, 53 percent of homicides in which a weapon could be identified were committed using a gun. Thirteen females
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Furman, other SC schools score $20M NSF grant for research Researchers from Furman University and nine other schools across South Carolina have received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant, which is part of NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, will help establish a new statewide initiative known as Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina, or Made in SC. The initiative will focus on the development of “advanced materials with the potential for commercialization in areas ranging from food safety and water treatment to medicine,” according to a press release from the NSF. In addition to Furman, collaborating schools include Clemson University, the
University of South Carolina, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, USC Beaufort, Winthrop University, Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Florence-Darlington Technical College. The schools will each receive a portion of the grant and use funds to hire researchers; invest in training postdoctoral fellows, graduate, and undergraduate students; conPrakash Nagarkatti duct outreach to K-12 schools and the public; and develop new facilities. “We will build on the impressive network of expertise and infrastructure that already exists in the state, further strengthening our reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse, and growing our materials research and development enterprise to new heights,” said Prakash Nagarkatti, vice president for research at the University of South Carolina NEWS BRIEFS continued on PAGE 15
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and director of Made in SC. As part of the initiative, Furman University will receive $1.3 million to provide for faculty stipends and purchase new research equipment. Some of the funds will also be used to engage K-12 teachers in materials science training through Furman’s Office of Integrative Research in the Sciences. Clemson University will receive $5.9 million of the grant and hire five new faculty members, support 12 new doctoral students, and invest in new equipment for advanced materials research. New undergraduate degree programs at USC Beaufort and the College of Charleston and expanded curricula at Winthrop, Claflin, and USC will be developed to create a new pipeline of skilled workers from South Carolina’s higher education institutions into the current and future industries. Among the current corporations in South Carolina for which Made in SC will provide support and future employees are AVX, BMW, Boeing, Cure Innovations, GE, IBM, Michelin, Milliken, Poly-Med, Savannah River National Laboratory, and Tetramer. The grant will also provide funding for
summer programs to train high school teachers to better prepare students for a future in advanced materials and manufacturing. —Andrew Moore
School board to consider assignment plan for Rudolph Gordon K-8 school Rudolph Gordon Elementary School will start adding middle grades beginning next school year, and Greenville County Schools is expected to approve an attendance plan next month. The expanded school will be the only one in Greenville’s public district to serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at one location. The draft student assignment plan calls for sixth- through eighth-grades to be populated over a three-year period, with sixth grade added in 2018-19, seventh grade in 2019-20, and eighth grade in 202021. The expanded school is designed to meet projected enrollment growth in the assignment area, as well as to relieve overcrowding at Hillcrest, Bryson, and Riverside middle schools. The draft plan calls for the attendance
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area of the Rudolph Gordon K-8 school to be the same as the attendance area of the current elementary school. School district planners said once the middle grades are phased in, about 420 students who would have gone to Hillcrest, Bryson, and Riverside would be assigned to Rudolph Gordon. Rudolph Gordon K-8 will have a STEAMfocused instructional program. The school board will vote on the student assignment plan on Oct. 24. —Cindy Landrum PEOPLE
Greenville founder of Duke’s Mayo subject of museum exhibit An exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum will honor the legacy of Eugenia Duke, the creator of Duke’s Mayonnaise and the founder of Duke Sandwich Company. “Eugenia Duke was a woman ahead of her time,” said Dana Thorpe, chief executive officer of Upcountry History Museum – Furman University. “Eugenia Duke: A Centennial Celebration” tells the story of how Duke, who moved to Greenville with her husband in 1910, launched one of the most popular brand names in the South. The exhibit is presented
by Duke Brands with contributions by Duke’s Mayonnaise and Southern Living magazine. Duke eventually split her businesses, selling the sandwich side to her bookkeeper and the mayonnaise spread to the C.F. Sauer Company, which continues to operate it today. “For 100 years, Duke’s Mayonnaise and Duke Sandwiches have been a staple of Southern life,” said Chris Collins, chief marketing officer of Duke Brands. The exhibit at Upcountry History Museum is open until Jan. 7, 2018. In addition to the museum exhibit, Duke is being honored in another way, too. The pedestrian bridge on the Reedy River behind the Peace Center will be named the Eugenia Duke Bridge after Duke Sandwich Productions Inc. pledged $75,000 for the repainting of the bridge and installation of new lighting elements. The $75,000 is coming from Duke and its friends and business partners. The Community Foundation of Greenville is managing the fund. A sign will be erected on the RiverPlace side of the bridge. City Council has approved the bridge naming rights. —Cindy Landrum
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GREENVILLEJOURNAL.COM Mandela, a rare Timbavati white lion, was sent to Hollywild in 2015 from South Africa. It is believed that there are less than 300 white lions in existence.
THE ACCIDENTAL ZOO
Hollywild’s founders recount the animal park’s history Words By Andrew Moore | Photos By Will Crooks
Although Hollywild Animal Park first opened in 1973, its origins go back almost two decades, when founder David Meeks was growing up on his family farm in the hills of northern Spartanburg County. His parents, James and Daisy, raised Nubian goats and collected an array of indigenous animals, including raccoons, squirrels, bobcats, cougars, foxes, and other wild animals. The family’s backyard menagerie steadily grew, especially with the acquisition of a bison and other animals from Spartanburg’s Cleveland Park Zoo after it closed in 1954. When the Meekses relocated to Wellford in 1962, their neighbors would ask for tours of the family’s animal collection. The visitors were so persistent that the Meekses started charging an admission fee, hoping to discourage the many visitors. But it didn’t work. In 1970, the family applied for and received a license through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to display their animals to the public. They opened M&M Zoo several years later and started collecting more exotic animals, including lions, monkeys, and tigers. During this time, David, a graduate of Carson Newman College, continued to work as a teacher at Byrnes High School and then as a cost accountant for a local construction company. On the side, he worked to collect animals from zoos and even circuses. In 1985, David married his wife, Lucia, and purchased his parent’s share of M&M Zoo, including the house, animals, and land. The couple dissolved the business and opened their own zoo, naming it Hollywild for the animals’ involvement with cinema. For years, David Meeks had run an animal talent agency and used his zoological collection for advertising campaigns, brochures, films, art exhibits, and nativities. One of the park’s cougars, for instance, appeared in the 1992 film “The Last of the Mohicans.” And Chewy, an African lion, was used as a model for Disney animators for Scar from “The Lion King.”
COVER “People already love animals. There’s no doubt about that. But they love them even more if they know they starred beside Kevin Costner or Glenn Close,” David Meeks said. Hollywild grew exponentially as more and more people started hearing about its famous creatures. Before long, more than 100,000 people were frequenting the 17-acre park each year, pressuring the Meekses to expand. In 1990, the couple purchased an adjacent property, adding 70 acres to their park. The area was fenced in; free-roaming animals were introduced; and school buses were reconfigured to take the public on a guided tour that became known as the Outback Safari ride. The 30-minute bus ride allowed visitors to not only touch but also hand-feed various animals, including zebras, bison, donkeys, and emus. But the Meekses were oftentimes criticized for allowing the public to interact with animals. “The experience we were trying to create by allowing contact was successful yet somehow controversial. We knew there were zoos who frowned upon our approach. But it’s really what made our park unique,” David Meeks said. “The whole experience of going on a safari ride turned out to be a signature piece that sort of catapulted the zoo.” Although attendance continued to grow with the development of new experiences and an expanding animal collection, the needs for additional finances continued to be a constant source of pressure for the park, according to Lucia Meeks. “The revenues generated by admissions were never sufficient to keep the park financially solvent, so David continued working in the movie and commercial industry and pouring that income into the park,” she said. In 1999, the Meekses started brainstorming a succession plan for Hollywild as their three children decided to pursue other interests. The couple eventually decided to establish the park as a nonprofit organization. Over the years, the park continued to expand with the addition of an education center and animal hospital. The Meekses also turned their
When the Meekses relocated to Wellford in 1962, their neighbors would ask for tours of the family’s vast animal collection. The visitors were so persistent that the Meekses started charging an admission fee to discourage the many visitors. But it didn’t work.
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As part of the Hollywild experience, Lucia and David Meeks reconﬁgured old school buses that took the public on guided tours known as Outback Safari rides. During the 30-minute ride, visitors could touch and hand-feed animals.
Hollywild launched a breeding program for Nubian ibex in 2002. The species, which is listed as vulnerable, is declining because they are hunted for their meat and for the horns on males.
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“The experience we were trying to create by allowing contact was successful yet somehow controversial. We knew there were zoos who frowned upon our approach. But it’s really what made our park unique.”
Hollywild is home to three cougars, including Cricket, an adult female.
Icis, a 12-year-old, was sent to Hollywild in 2015 from the Tiger World Conservation and Education Center in North Carolina.
focus toward conservation and started implementing breeding programs to boost the numbers of endangered species, including the Syrian brown bear, which has already been declared extinct in the wild. But Hollywild quickly became a target of animal welfare groups, like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, which repeatedly called for the park’s closure due to multiple violations against the Animal Welfare Act. Between September 2012 and July 2014, inspectors with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said they found animals held in unsafe enclosures, a repeated lack of veterinary care, and multiple other issues at Hollywild. In 2015, the park agreed to pay $19,000 in fines following a two-year investigation. “There will almost always be imperfections in a report, because the inspector comes out on a random day and basically writes down everything that he or she sees wrong. It only tells you what you need to improve,” David Meeks said. “They don’t write down everything else that you’re doing right.” Meeks added that Hollywild was never in any danger of losing its USDA license. In 2015, the Meekses retired from Hollywild, named a new executive director, and made plans to move out of the park and into a new home once the nonprofit reached its financial goals for the year. But those goals were never met. Hollywild took a financial hit in 2015, when its attendance decreased from 200,000 to 100,000 visitors, causing the park to fall $150,000 short of projected revenues. Park officials blamed the decrease on a barn fire that had killed 27 animals earlier in the year. On Jan. 9, 2015, a worker arrived at Hollywild to find smoke in a barn where some of the animals lived. A malfunctioning overhead light had sparked and caught a portion of the barn on fire, David Meeks said. The fire put itself out, he said, but not before burning insulation released a toxic smoke, killing the animals in their sleep. According to Meeks, the following animals were found dead: two capuchins, four chimpanzees, two baboons, eight lemurs, two mangabeys, a bear cub, an Af-
rican crowned crane, three tortoises, four wolf hybrid puppies, and one barn cat. Survivors included five tortoises, a wallaroo, two baboons, a dog, two wolf hybrid puppies, a ring-tailed lemur, and two bear cubs. Many park patrons and community members voiced sadness and disappointment about the loss of so many animals. PETA even called upon federal authorities to shut the park down and revoke its license. But the USDA conducted a full inspection after the fire and cleared the park after finding no compliancy issues. Last year, Hollywild launched a campaign to raise $250,000, saying the money was essential to remain open and fund basic operations. But the fundraiser failed, and as a result, the board dismissed the staff and closed the park to the public in March. Upon dismissal of the staff, the Meekses personally assumed responsibility for the park’s finances and hired their own staff to oversee the care of its wildlife collection, which now includes four lions, two tigers, and more than 300 other exotic animals. “The animals have been the beneficiaries of this shift, as there are zero distractions from providing for their well-being,” Lucia Meeks said. “Managing the public component of the park required that we delegate the care of the animals to others, so, by necessity, we constantly missed out on what ultimately has always brought us the greatest joy.” Lucia Meeks added that while the park’s future remains uncertain, it does plan to briefly open this winter for its 27th annual Holiday Safari Lights Benefit. The event, which was launched in 1990, allows visitors to drive through the open area of the park while it’s decorated with more than 300,000 lights. It also features a deer forest and nativity with live animals. A sneak preview of the event will be held on Nov. 10 and 11. It will then open nightly from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31. Hours will be 6-9 p.m. with extended hours on the weekends and holidays. Money raised during the event goes to care for the park’s animals throughout the year, according to Lucia Meeks. For more information, visit hollywild.org.
Lucia Meeks added that while the parkâ€™s future remains uncertain, it does plan to briefly open this winter for its 27th annual Holiday Safari Lights Benefit.
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SWIMMING AND BIKING AND RUNNING – OH MY Mari Steinbach, city parks & rec director, is a seasoned triathlon competitor WORDS BY VINCENT HARRIS | PHOTO BY WILL CROOKS
ever let it be said that Mari Steinbach likes to take it easy. In addition to her demanding job as the director of the City of Greenville’s Parks and Recreation department, she enjoys getting her sweat on. A lot. When the Greenville Journal spoke with Steinbach, she was in Rotterdam, Netherlands, competing in a triathlon. It’s not as hard as we might think, though, she says, because it’s just what she calls a “sprint.” “It’s the shortest of them all,” she says. “It’s a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, and 5-kilometer run.” Sounds like a breeze, right? Steinbach has a similar attitude toward her training for the event, which is the grand final of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Series. “We don’t train as far in distance as you might think,” she says. So let’s examine that not-as-hard-as-wethink training regimen for a moment. STEINBACH continued on PAGE 22
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“I was always pushing to do different things, and things that were different from what others might be doing. I guess that explains why I tried out for and played women’s professional football when I was 39 years old.”
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“I train about 12-14 hours per week, many times twice a day,” Steinbach says. “It’s convenient for me to get up early and swim in the mornings, which I do about three days per week. I swim around 2,000 yards each time. I always do a couple of days of some sort of weight training, in moderation, and always incorporate core strength and stretching.” And that’s not all. “I’ll run and ride both maybe three or four days per week,” she says. “Generally, my runs are 3 to 6 miles in length, and I’ll bike anywhere from 10 to 30 miles at a time. Some days are short hill climbs. Some days are fast power efforts over 30 miles, and others are longer days.” And remember, that’s the training for the “easier” triathlon. These twin passions for the outdoors and athletics have fueled Steinbach’s adventurous spirit all of her life, and it shows. She’s been Greenville’s parks and rec director since February, after similar stints in Minneapolis; Burlington, Vt.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Anchorage, Alaska, among other cities. “Growing up, we were a great camping family,” she says. “We were always venturing about in campers and motor homes. By the time I was 6, I’d been to every state and an incredible number of state and federal public lands. I was an outdoors kid, and I’ve never lost that sense of wonder and adventure that being outside brings.” As for athletics, it seemed like no matter where she and her family moved, she was involved in sports in some way. “I was always interested in playing in leagues, from soccer and volleyball to softball and flag football,” Steinbach says.
“And I found that I got increasingly better and highly competitive as I aged. I was always pushing to do different things, and things that were different from what others might be doing. I guess that explains why I tried out for and played women’s professional football when I was 39 years old.” Yes, you read that last part correctly. While living in Colorado, Steinbach tried out for the United Women’s Football League’s Grand Valley Vipers and won a spot on the team. “I was the fastest player on defense,” she says. Steinbach’s two passions collided back in 2004. “The parks and recreation department where I lived and worked put on its inaugural triathlon,” she says. “I signed up, because it seemed like a cool thing. I had no idea what I was doing other than that I was competent in swimming, biking, and running. I won first or second in my age group. It was an incredible blast, and I was hooked. I’ve been doing triathlons ever since.” Steinbach’s recent visit to Rotterdam was her second time representing the United States in the ITU sanctioning body’s championship series. In 2012, she competed in Auckland, New Zealand. And she observed definite differences in the two contests. “This is going to be a highly technical course in Rotterdam,” she told the Journal prior to the completion, which was held Sept. 14–17. “There are many turns, with several 180s included, over bridges and cobblestone and rail tracks. And the conditions have been oddly windy, with gusts over 20 mph, and cold driving rain. It should be fun.”
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Community news, events, and happenings
Ford Motor Credit funds 800 meals for Meals on Wheels of Greenville Ford Motor Credit recently presented Meals on Wheels of Greenville with a check for $4,000. The check presentation was a part of the 2017 Ford MODEL Teams Community Building Accelerated Action Day. Ford Motor Credit volunteers also spent the morning volunteering at Meals on Wheels and packing nearly 1,500 meals for the homebound. Since 2008, Ford Motor Credit employees have devoted 2,495 volunteer hours to Meals on Wheels of Greenville.
Survivors Park, Clement’s Kindness, Camperdown Academy, Communities in Schools, Greenville Health System, Greenville Literacy Association, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Meyer Center for Special Children, Miracle Hill Ministries, Project HOPE, Ronald McDonald House, and South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Photos by Leland Outz
2017 South Carolina State Fiddling Championship winners announced In front of a record number of visitors, musicians competed at the Hagood Mill at the 2017 South Carolina State Fiddling Championship and other competitions. Taking first place in the fiddling championship was Jim Graddick from Blythewood, S.C. The following are winners from South Carolina in various categories: Junior Fiddle (16 years and under) – Ella Thomas, Kaitlyn Holder, and Hayley King; Junior Open – David Safra and Amelia Tebalt; Ole Time Banjo – Joshua Johnson and David White; Guitar – Mikey Collins, Eric Odio, and Marshall Goers; Senior Wild Cat Open – Mikey Collins and Jim Graddick; Old Time String Band – Hoot N Hollar and Suppa Club. ROSE BALL
‘The South’s Most Elegant Charitable Gala’ returns The 24th Rose Ball was held on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Poinsett Club. Known as “The South’s Most Elegant Charitable Gala,” the Rose Ball is the longest-running charitable event in Greenville and has been held biannually since 1971. Since its inception, the Rose Ball has donated more than $3.3 million to local charities. This year’s theme was the Palette of the Rose, and over a dozen artisans and designers transformed the décor of the Poinsett Club to reflect the various hues of the rose. Additionally, over 4,000 roses were donated from local gardens and displayed throughout the venue. The following organizations were beneficiaries of this year’s Rose Ball: Artisphere, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Cancer Society of Greenville County, Cancer
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ClemsonLIFE Program students work with Meyer Center children and staff Students from the ClemsonLIFE Program recently worked alongside Meyer Center children and staff in educational curriculum and developmental activities. The mission of the ClemsonLIFE Program is to provide a coordinated course of study that includes career exploration and preparation, along with selfawareness, discovery, and personal improvement through a framework of courses, job internships, and community participation. The Meyer Center for Special Children exists to enrich the lives of children
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GCS, the Greenville Chamber, and employers celebrate Manufacturing Day Greenville County will celebrate National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI). The event is a partnership between Greenville Technical College, the Greenville Chamber, and Greenville County Schools. More than 400 Greenville County high school seniors will attend. Students will be
exposed to 3-D printing, robotics, mechatronics, CNC machining, and more. Students will have the opportunity to speak with employers to learn about educational opportunities and careers. After the event, students will tour a local manufacturing facility, visiting with employers to better understand career options and to see advanced manufacturing in action. Participating employers include Bosch Rexroth, ABB Baldor, JTEKT, Bausch + Lomb, 3M, BMW Manufacturing Co., Meyer Tool, AFL, T&S Brass, Jarden Plastics, Stueken, Michelin, Nutra, Saint-Gobain, Tower International, and GE. Submit education news items at bit.ly/GJEducation.
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3BR/2.5BA Beautifully updated. Kit.-updated w/granite/white cabinets/new fixtures/stainless apps-double oven/stone backsplash. New paint, new crown molding downstairs, new sliding glass door to deck, new hdwds on main, new carpet up.Fantastic schools!
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403 W Faris Road · $295,000 · MLS# 1352582
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360 Cameron Creek Lane • 4BR/2.5BA $283,000 · MLS# 1352690 Jodi Hudgins · 304-7098 CODE 4611775
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304 Saddlehorn Lane • 4BR/2.5BA
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307 Watermarke Ln • 3BR/2BA
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405 Southern Beech Ct. • 4BR/4.5BA
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HOME See You in the Garden
with Kathy Slayter
Fall for Greens
The autumn garden is full of lettuce, kale, spinach, herbs, and more The ﬁrst stirrings of fall are in the air, and the autumn equinox has come and gone. Fall for this “late middleaged” gardener means I have this irrepressible instinct to start thinning, chopping, dividing, and conquering. I’ve been busy trimming boxwoods, forsythia, Carolina jasmine vine; pulling up okra that has turned into giant spears; shaping shrubs that are swallowing the back porch; and chopping the camellias down to a manageable size. Mulch has been laid down. The grass has been seeded and fertilized.
And there’s still more to do. But in this whirl of activity, there is much to appreciate.
radishes, beets, and kale are seeded and sprouted, as are some garlic and onion bulbs. Collard starts have yet to arrive in the nursery, but I am saving them a spot.
The Spider Lily bulbs, a brilliant red coral color, have popped up out of nowhere all over the garden. Every Southern garden needs a collection of them, as they multiply rapidly and surprise you as to where they show up each year. A profusion of Ginger Lily in full fragrant bloom droops upon the ground, its 4- to 5-foot stem heavy with the bloom. My love aﬀair with Ginger Lily started from a single root I bought at a master gardener plant sale about a decade ago. Now it is everywhere in my yard.
Monarch caterpillar on a Milkweed plant
A patch of sedum, in full bloom, was covered with bumblebees. The gardenia is in heavy bloom. Perennial garden mums, now for sale at local nurseries, re-bloom every fall in my backyard. I have a pair of yellow mums that my mother gave me over a decade ago. I always look forward to its friendly blooms in the fall. In the vegetable garden, my cover crop is sown over the upper garden patch, the asparagus patch trimmed, fertilized, and mulched. My annual herbs have been harvested, trimmed, and pinched back to be renewed with the cool weather. My perennial herbs, like mint, oregano, thyme, sage, tarragon, and rosemary, are fertilized and revitalized.
Spider Lily plant
I have devoted two of my 8-by-8 raised beds to lettuce and greens for the fall. Endive, lettuce, spinach, cilantro, fennel, mustard, baby bok choy, parsley, Swiss chard,
Lettuce is one of the easiest plants to grow in pots. If you have not gotten your seed in place yet, try your hand at a pot full of lettuce. Buy a couple six packs at the nursery, and put a pot near your back door in a sunny spot. Using potting soil, place your plants in the pot and lightly fertilize. Lettuce matures in less than 60 days, and you can trim it every couple of days for greens as the season chills.
Begin watching for spring bulbs in the nurseries now. Plant bulbs at the end of October when the soil starts to chill. Visit the Clemson University Extension website for more information on planting bulbs and details for all things about gardening in our area. As the light shifts and the length of the days shortens into darkness, much goes on in the garden. Soil temperature cools, and we prepare for the coming darkness. In the words of a favorite author, Margot Rochester, “No matter how old we are or how busy we are, our lives are enhanced by growing.” See you in the garden. Kathy Slayter is a Greenville Realtor and Clemson Certified Master Gardener who is passionate about growing, cooking, and eating her homegrown food. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Live the maintenance-free lifestyle you deserve! So, you’ve been thinking about what life would be like without the hassles of yard work and home maintenance. We understand. If you’re like most of our home buyers, you’ve been thinking about “right-sizing” your next home for a long time. But you don’t want to sacrifice quality and you don’t want to compromise on features. We understand. You need to check out The Villas at Carriage Hills and West Georgia where architecture and natural beauty intersect with a no-maintenance platform where all exterior maintenance is handled by others - giving you the freedom to enjoy your free time.
We’ve designed Carriage Hills and West Georgia with a quaint and intimate streetscape - combined with charming architectural elements and high-quality construction practices. The wellcoordinated community will be one-of-a-kind for the residents of Greenville. You’ll soon discover the benefits of maintenance-free living and the convenience of having all of life’s amenities right outside your front door. You’ll have no need for a lawn mower, edger, hedge trimmer or leaf blower. These services will now be handled by someone else. It’s time for you to enjoy the Maintenance-free Lifestyle.
Real Estate News continued
Clare Carpenter Joins Coldwell Banker Caine in Greenville Coldwell Banker Caine recently welcomed Clare Carpenter as a residential sales agent to its Greenville office. Clare joins Coldwell Banker Caine with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and previously worked as a personal trainer. Clare is eager to translate her motivational skills from the gym to her real estate career. In the community, Clare is involved with Make a Wish Foundation and YMCA of Greenville, and recently adopted a new dog through the Coldwell Banker Caine Adopt-A-Dog initiative at Greenville Animal Care. In her free time, she enjoys finding ways to be active, Carpenter specifically hiking and obstacle course racing. Clare has two children, Lila and Reed. “We warmly welcome Clare to our Greenville team,” said Stephen Edgerton, President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Caine. “Her easy demeanor and passion to help others live their best lives will provide an excellent foundation for her real estate career.”
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SOLD: Greenville Transactions For the week of Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2017 SUBD.
$6,500,000 $2,450,000 $1,375,000 THORNBLADE $1,330,000 CLUB FOREST $970,000 $880,000 $840,000 BRUCE FARMS $815,000 THORNBLADE $757,000 VILLAGGIO DI MONTEBELLO $725,000 KINGSBRIDGE $669,750 ALLEGHENY $623,900 THORNBLADE $615,000 MAHAFFEY PLANTATION $599,000 MAHAFFEY PLANTATION $599,000 $580,000 VILLAS@THORNBLADE $565,000 MARSHALL FOREST $543,500 ESTATES@RIVERWOOD FARM $526,000 CHELSEA WOODS $525,000 RIVERVIEW $492,500 NORTH PARK $475,500 BELHAVEN VILLAGE@HOLLINGSWORTH $462,070 $462,000 BELHAVEN VILLAGE@HOLLINGSWORTH $458,970 $450,000 RIVERBEND ESTATES $448,500 COACHMAN PLANTATION $447,776 CLIFFS VALLEY $445,000 BRIARWOOD MEADOWS $436,000 CLIFFS@GLASSY WEST $435,000 SUGAR MILL $425,000 COURTYARDS ON W GEORGIA RD $424,570 WEATHERSTONE $422,920 LANNEAU DRIVE HIGHLANDS $420,000 VILLAGE OVERLOOK $415,000 RIVER OAKS $405,000 $400,000 SHANNON FOREST $400,000 FIRETHORNE $396,152 CARRONBRIDGE $395,000 COVE@BUTLER SPRINGS $392,500 COACHMAN PLANTATION $386,333 TUSCAN WOODS $385,000 CLEAR SPRINGS $383,000 LOST RIVER $377,116 HIGHLAND PARC $364,900 SHADOWOOD $362,500 CLEVELAND RIDGE $360,500 CAROLINA OAKS $360,000 SUGAR CREEK $360,000 BOTANY WOODS $355,500 $355,000 SHADOWOOD $350,000 CITY LIGHTS $350,000 THE VILLAS @ OAK GROVE $348,665 SHELLBROOK PLANTATION $347,500 LOST RIVER $347,390 $345,000 SUGAR CREEK $340,000 GOWER ESTATES $335,000 SOUTHBROOK $334,000 TOWNES@THORNBLADE $332,775 GRAYSON PARK $330,496 COPPER CREEK $330,000 WOODLAND CREEK $319,900 BELSHIRE $317,373 LOST RIVER $316,635 WATERS RUN $316,371 $315,000 CARRONBRIDGE $312,577 THE LODGE $309,900 VERDMONT $305,000 RIVER OAKS $302,000 THORNHILL PLANTATION $301,350 VICTORIA PARK $301,084 CARILION $297,000 LOST RIVER $296,000 CROFTSTONE ACRES $295,000 COVENTRY $293,000 THE TOWNES@HIGHGROVE $290,000 POINTS NORTH $289,500 ASHETON LAKES $287,530 SUGAR CREEK $287,500 HAWTHORNE RIDGE $286,474 WOODLAND CREEK $286,000 THE VILLAGE@FOUNTAIN INN $285,290
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Mill Village Farms’ Sunday Supper features local chefs for the ﬁrst time
Chef Alex George’s pork belly ramen dish is a massive hit at his Vilage of West Greenville restaurant, GB&D.
Now in its fourth year, Mill Village Farms’ Sunday Supper is getting a revamp, with a renewed focus on local chef talent and fall produce. The Oct. 15 ﬁve-course dinner with wine pairings will take place at Larkin’s Sawmill and feature chef Alex Castro from Larkin’s on the River, Alex George and his team from GB&D, and chef Teryi Youngblood, formally of Passerelle Bistro and 2016 South Carolina Chef Ambassador. The previous three dinners were held in June and brought in guest chefs from out of town. “Greenville is a food city,” says Kristina Murphy, vice president of catering and events for Larkin’s Catering & Events. “There are so many chefs. We wanted to keep it local.” In the style of the James Beard Sunday Suppers, last year’s event featured Food + Wine Rising Culinary 32 | GREENVILLE JOURNAL | 09.29.2017
Star chef Nate Whiting, of Charleston’s Ristorante Juliet and formerly with Tristan and 492. The supper brought in more than 130 guests who experienced ﬁve locally sourced courses, vintage wine pairings, cocktails, and live musical performances. The party raised more than $35,000 for Mill Village Farms, whose mission is to transform vacant properties into gardens to grow produce for communities that often have limited access to fresh and local foods. Additionally, the nonproﬁt works to empower youth with experiences in basic job skills, sustainable agriculture, and entrepreneurship. This year’s participating chefs are planning a true farm-to-fork experience, sourcing nearly all of the produce on the menu from Mill Village Farms and as much of the additional ingredients as possible
from local sources. Dinner will begin with hors d’oeuvres from all three chefs. Some of the dishes throughout the evening will be a collaboration, and others will be solo creations. Youngblood has been pickling the last of the summer produce – okra, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant – from the farm for use during a family-style cheese course. George, whose Village of West Greenville restaurant just celebrated its one-year anniversary, is planning a pork belly ramen dish, which has become one of his signature dishes. Dan Weidenbenner, executive director of Mill Community Ministries, which oversees the farm, says he speciﬁcally asked George to make a ramen dish because of the success of his Thursday noodle nights at GB&D. “It’s something we’re known for,”
George says. For the main course, Castro has planned an herb-encrusted beef dish. Youngblood, the pastry chef, is tackling dessert with a creation inspired by the season – a sweet potato torte with Bordeaux apples, butterscotch drizzle, and pecan streusel. Youngblood says she worked closely with Mill Village Farms when she was chef at Passerelle. In 2016, she helped mentor a team of students from the nonproﬁt who were growing microgreens for an entrepreneurship exercise. “The mission is so beautiful,” she says. Sunday Supper Oct. 15, 6–9 p.m. Larkin’s Sawmill, 22 Graves Drive $125 millvillagefarms.org
The 12th annual food, wine, and music festival, held Sept. 21–24, brought all the eating, sipping, listening, and celebritychef sightings guests could handle. PHOTOS BY HEATH CLARK
1. The inaugural Big Easy Bash lit up Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest, N’awlins-style., 2. Chef Scott Crawford from Raleigh’s Crawford and Son demoed a smoked yellowtail tuna dish during the VIP Experience., 3. Brunch: Fired Up! was all about the open Kudu grills and all the meats., 4. Three-star Michelin chef Curtis Duﬀy of Grace, Chicago, assisted Nayha Hussain, 16, of Riverside High School, during the Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown. Her winning Asian-inspired rice and cauliﬂower dish will be served to 73,000 Greenville County Schools students next year., 5. The ﬁnal event of the weekend, Sunday Supper, featured family-style dishes cooked in the Wyche Pavilion by three local chefs from the Lazy Goat and two out-of-town chefs., 6. Motor Supply Co. Bistro’s Joshua Streetman crafted this blackberry julep with Four Roses Bourbon for guests at the VIP Experience., 7. Familystyle crispy pork belly from Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill hit all the right savory and cool notes at the Sunday Supper. 2
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GRAYDON THOMPSON, LLC Graydon Thompson’s address has changed, but their commitment to serving Greenville with their accounting expertise remains the same. Phyllis Graydon and Greg Thompson recently made the move
The Graydon Thompson team also enjoys giving back to Greenville. Last year the whole staff participated in the Light the Night Walk in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and
from downtown to the Woodruff Road area, which puts them closer to most of their clients in a fresh, new space. Keeping things fresh is important to these two accountants who resist being pigeonholed as stuffy or boring just because they happen to excel at crunching numbers. Somebody has to do it, and a number of Greenville’s small business owners have benefited
finished as the second leading fundraising company. Work/life alignment is important to Graydon and
We think we’ve found our sweet spot in the market, and we serve that market well.
from Graydon and Thompson’s willingness to ride to the rescue. “We think we’ve found our sweet spot in the market, and we serve
Thompson. They each have varied interests outside of the office and believe allowing time to indulge those interests makes them better inside the office. They work hard to make sure that philosophy trickles down to their employees, and subsequently have little turnover. “We don’t work 80 hours a week,” Graydon says. “We’ve tried to build a niche that allows us to do what we do well,
get paid for it, and not spend all our time in the office.”
that market well,” Graydon says of their stable of clients primarily made up of local business owners. And the idea that the accounting game is boring couldn’t be further from the truth. Preparing financial statements and tax returns might not get the average person’s motor running, but the road to that final product is paved with an ever-expanding network of clients who bring something unique to every interaction. “The tasks we do every day are the same, but the people we work with are different every day,” Graydon says. “The fun part is helping clients plan for their future and their kids’ futures and the future of their business.” AS SEEN IN – THE 2017
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Andrew Combs’ latest album reﬂects a year of personal and musical growth
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VINCENT HARRIS | CONTRIBUTOR
The bio for singer-songwriter Andrew Combs refers to him as a “country-soul” singer, but neither part of the hyphen is quite correct. The “country” part might come from the occasional twang you hear in his high, emotion-soaked voice. And that sound certainly comes naturally, as Combs was born in Dallas and now resides in Nashville, Tenn. And the “soul” isn’t the gritty R&B you might associate with the word. It’s more about the raw intimacy of his performances, like the way, on his new album “Canyons of My Mind,” he can convey pain, ecstasy, confusion, and vulnerability through his voice. If anything, other than the occasional grimy guitar tone or warmly burbling horn section, Combs’ music is based more on the confessional delicacy of 1970s folk. Songs like the intricately arranged “Sleepwalker” or stripped-bare “Hazel” are quiet but confident, unafraid to be subtle. The album, Combs’ third, is more assured than anything he’s done before, and perhaps that’s because he had plenty to write about as he prepared to record it. “2016 was really a growing up year,” he says. “It was about stepping back and becoming comfortable in my own skin. As I was making the album, I got married, and my wife and I bought a house, and I just generally settled down a little bit more. I was looking at the world around me and
deciding what was important to me and what’s not.” It’s interesting that Combs’ new collection of songs came from such a personal place, because his lyrics are, in most cases, impressionistic and elliptical. Titles like “Dirty Rain” and “Rose-Colored Blues” and lines like “Plastic people stacked in towers / The sun will fill with ice and concrete” are more suggestive than specific. “Some of the songs are pretty personal, even if my language suggests something more universal,” he says. “Some of them, like ‘Better Way,’ were fictional short stories where I put myself in the place of someone else. But when it comes to the songs like ‘Blood Hunters,’ those you can definitely put in the universal category.” Perhaps the most surprising thing about “Canyons of My Mind” is the new skill Combs shows with his arrangements. String sections swell unexpectedly to take songs from small-scale to wide-screen; pedal-steel guitars weep in the background; and vocal harmonies wink and shimmer on the songs’ choruses. It’s like Combs has discovered a whole new palette for his music. “I think the majority of the songs I had a fairly concrete idea of what I wanted going into the studio,” he says. “With the last record [2015’s “All These Dreams”], I relied a lot on the band and the producers, but in between records I try to learn as much as I can. I became more involved with the production and arrangement of songs, which is something I leaned on just
to keep moving forward and not get bored with what I’m doing.” It’s also not the kind of music that one would expect to translate well to a festival stage, which is where Combs and his band are headed. He’s one of the headliners of the fall edition of the Albino Skunk Music Festival, the multi-genre three-day event hosted by Upstate contractor Glynn
“2016 was really a growing up year. It was about stepping back and becoming comfortable in my own skin. … I was looking at the world around me and deciding what was important to me and what’s not.” Zeigler on his Skunk Farm property in Greer. The festival runs Oct. 5-7 and will feature 17 other performers, including Alexa Rose, Balsam Range, Billy Strings, and Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. “It’s tough because I’ve always considered what I do is being subtle,” Combs says. “And it takes more than one listen to figure out what I’m going for. But my band and I all sing, and sometimes we even sing some of the string parts. We just try to do our best, and I think we put on a pretty damn good show.”
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Moody Black and his slam poetry team are hidden gems in Greenville’s arts scene VINCENT HARRIS | CONTRIBUTOR
“I’ve been waiting for this moment to tell you,” Moody Black says as he begins to deliver his poem “8 Letters,” staring directly into a camera. The Spartanburg spoken word poet hesitates ever so slightly, like a man building up his courage: “I’ve been rehearsing my lines like a poet preparing to perform. So here I am, presenting you with your favorite dish, candlelight bliss, as we exchange eye gazes and I’m gulping anxiety… so I can say those eight letters that transform into three words: I love you.” As Black speaks, he visibly moves from nervousness to being overwhelmed to glowing, his hands illustrating his words through the air. It’s a fantastic example of the difference between a written poem and a spoken one, performed like a scene in a play or a film. This is what Moody Black, aka Robert Mullins Jr., has been doing for a couple of decades now — standing on stages around the Upstate and around the country, delivering his words with passion and intelligence at open mics and poetry slams, baring his soul while perfecting a performance style. And the style is important. In the world of spoken-word performances, it’s not just about the words, it’s about how they’re delivered. It demands the skill of a writer and the timing of an actor, and Black, along with the Greenville slam team he coaches, Say What?!, have become masters of it. The team has made the semifinals for the last two years in the National Poetry Slam competition, which is typically made up of 70 to 80 teams of four to five poets. As an individual performer, Black was named the National Male Poet of the Year by the Gifted Artists Neo Soul & Poetry Awards (GANSPA). Black’s love of poetry began when he was a child, though he didn’t take to it right away. “My mom made my sister and I read poetry,” he says with a laugh. “She worked during the day and took college classes at night, and she would bring
home books. We’d have to read some of the poetry and literature greats like Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes, but there was this particular book my mom had called ‘This Time Called Life,’ by a poet named Walter Rinder. It really captivated me at 11 or 12 years old, because he was talking about being young and free, and every young person wants to be free.” As Black began to write his own poems, he also nurtured an interest in acting and began performing his poems at school or in church. Once he graduated college, he became a regular on the Upstate’s open-mic scene. “I discovered this slam hosted by my friend Kim Simms [founder of the nonprofit Wits End Poetry] at Coffee Underground,” he says. “I had one poem memorized, and I won the first round with it, even though at the time I didn’t know there were rounds. It was intriguing, because I’d had a theater background in high school, and when I figured out it was performance-based poetry, I realized I could put acting and what I wrote together.” Wits End promotes local spoken-word events and educates the public about poetry. By 2004, he was on his first slam team, representing the Upstate in the Southern Fried Poetry Slam, a prestigious regional competition. “I saw all these poets and finally felt like there was a place for me,” he says of that experience. “So I just started studying the crowd and getting better at writing and performing, and started attending national events, and in 2008, Kim turned the SayWhat?! team over to me to start coaching it, and I’ve been running it since.” Black, whose moniker comes from an ex-girlfriend who said he had mood swings, continues to host a weekly openmic night at Coffee Underground. He says that even with his team’s achievements, it’s been difficult for poetry and spoken-word performances to get the attention that other parts of Greenville’s arts scene have. “When I try to promote our events, a lot of people are like, ‘Poetry?’” he says.
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Punch Brothers’ Noam Pikelny, West End String Band’s Charlie McDaniel remember the late Jim Rollins
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ARTS CALEN DAR SEP T. 29- OCT. 5, 2017
The Jumpstart Band The Guild of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Tour of Homes 2017
Sep. 30-Oct. 1 ~ 370-0965 Carolina Ballet Theatre
Snow White the Ballet Sep. 30 ~ 467-3000
Main Street Real Estate Gallery
Works by Kiah Bellows
Through Sep. 30 ~ 250-2850 Greenville Little Theatre
Through Oct. 1 ~ 233-6238 Peace Center
Through Oct. 1 ~ 467-3000 Peace Center
The Simon & Garfunkel Story Oct. 3 ~ 467-3000
Hartness Organ Series Oct. 5 ~ 294-2086 Peace Center
The Taj Mahal & The Keb’ Mo’ Band Oct. 5 ~ 467-3000
The Warehouse Theatre
Through Oct. 8 ~ 235-6948 Metro. Arts Council @ Centre Stage
From Her Mind’s Eye: Works by Lin Pulliam
Through Oct. 15 ~ 233-6733 Metropolitan Arts Council
Works by Tom Flowers & Jeanet Dreskin Through Oct. 20 ~ 467-3132
Greenville County Museum of Art
“Victoria Wyeth: My Andy” Through Oct. 22 ~ 271-7570
Works by Grainger McCoy Through Dec. 31 ~ 271-7570
Keeping our ARTbeat strong w w w.greenvillearts.com 16 Augusta Street
Noam Pikelny is crying. While speaking about his friend, the late Jim Rollins, Pikelny’s been trying to keep his emotions in check. But the more he talks about Rollins’ knowledge, his kindness, and his tragic, senseless death in a car accident at age 54, the more the tears flow. “I’m sorry,” Pikelny says at one point. “I’m getting emotional thinking about him.” Pikelny has met a lot of people as the banjo player for the all-star bluegrass group The Punch Brothers, led by mandolin master and “Prairie Home Companion” host Chris Thile. But meeting Greenville’s Rollins, a banjo player and vocalist for the Upstate bluegrass group the West End String Band, is something that sticks out in his mind. “We met at this vintage banjo gathering that was happening during a festival. And he was just passionate about Gibson bluegrass banjos,” Pikelny recalls. “He was a pretty central figure in that world of vintage banjo aficionados, and as a 19-year-old kid, obsessed with banjo, I was hungry for Jim Rollins any opportunity to play those instruments or meet people who could share some knowledge. And that first time I met him, he was so generous with his knowledge and his instruments. He had two vintage banjos, and he let me play them, and he told me everything he knew about them, and he did it with this great sense of humor.” The two men forged such a strong friendship that Rollins, whose taste in bluegrass ran to Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers, came to every Punch Brothers show he could, even if their progressive style wasn’t his cup of tea. “Anytime I played anywhere in the area,
whether it was East Tennessee or North Carolina or South Carolina, he would come to the show,” Pikelny says. “Some people who knew him would find this hard to believe, given his dedication to more traditional bluegrass, but he saw maybe 15 or 16 Punch Brothers shows over the last 10 years. He was there more than any friend or family I have. He was an incredible supporter.” For Pikelny, Rollins wasn’t just a kind, knowledgeable friend but also a model of
about, and he tried to introduce people to the music,” McDaniel says. “And people across the nation, anybody you could imagine, would call him, looking for information on a flathead banjo they needed to know about, and all they had to do was read off the serial number to him. He didn’t have to go back and look it up; he could tell them about it right off the top of his head. He was generous with his time to everybody, and he loved to talk and make people laugh. He was always smiling, and shaking hands with people. He was just a kind person.” But it’s when McDaniel talks about Rollins’ skill as a singer and player that he smiles the most. “He’d listen to banjo tunes in the car,” McDaniel says. “He’d ride for hours just studying banjo parts. And as far as singing goes, he had that real high tenor; he could blast that out. When he was feeling it, you didn’t need a mic on him. As far as the music goes, I think he’d want to be remembered as a lover of real bluegrass music.”
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the strong relationships in the bluegrass community. “Jim brought so much joy to every festival, every concert, every hang he was ever part of,” he says. “He epitomized everything I think was special about the bluegrass community.” Charlie McDaniel, who stood alongside Rollins playing guitar as part of the West End String Band, is also full of emotion when he talks about his late friend, but he has a smile on his face, and laughs a lot, often referring to Rollins in the present tense. “He was like an ambassador for bluegrass. It’s not a form of music that everyone knows
“Jim brought so much joy to every festival, every concert, every hang he was ever part of. He epitomized everything I think was special about the bluegrass community.”
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United Ministries Transformation Walk United Ministries will be holding their signature community-wide fundraising event on Sunday. The Transformation Walk raises awareness for those who are in need of a helping hand in starting the positive transformation toward selfsufficiency. The 3-mile route will pass by service agencies around Greenville that are making a difference for those in need. Volunteers will also be scattered throughout the walk, holding signs displayed with local poverty statistics.
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“The Transformation Walk is a ministerial and sensory understanding of the sometimes marginalized and forgotten community,” says Dr. Alex Garvey, senior vice president of mission for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the title sponsor of the event. All proceeds from the Transformation Walk will benefit United Ministries’ “mission to serve and empower individuals on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency,” a cause the organization has championed for 47 years in the Upstate. —Sara Ellis Pearce
WHEN Sunday, Oct. 1, noon WHERE Fluor Field, 945 S. Main St. ADMISSION Free, donations accepted INFO transformationwalk.everydayhero.do
Natasha Boyd Book Talk & Signing Natasha Boyd’s “The Indigo Girl” explores the captivating true story of a young girl who risks her own livelihood to ensure the security of her family’s plantations. Eliza Lucas is only 16 when she is left in charge of her family’s South Carolina plantations. When she discovers the worth of indigo dye, Eliza strikes a risky deal with a slave in order to learn the complex dye-making process. In return, she must teach the slaves to read. Through dangerous alliances, new friendships, and unrivaled ambition, Eliza lays the foundation for what will eventually become one of South Carolina’s biggest exports. Eliza’s story is often overlooked today, but she played an integral role in the rise of the indigo dye trade in the Southern United States. By producing “the lucrative indigo dye,” Eliza Lucas became “America’s first female entrepreneur,” Boyd says. Boyd will stop by Fiction Addiction to promote “The Indigo Girl” and discuss how South Carolina’s rich history helped inspire her new novel. She’ll also hold a Q&A session and book signing. —Sara Ellis Pearce
WHEN Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. WHERE Fiction Addiction, 1175 Woods Crossing #5 ADMISSION Free INFO fiction-addiction.com
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Boys Grow Through Strength and Play
October 12 • 6pm Windy Hill Barn, Simpsonville Guest Lecturer, Ted Braude
Brazil Day Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery will be celebrating Brazilian culture and cuisine next week with the help of the Upstate Capoeira. There will be appetizers, Brazilian-themed pizzas, and dessert. Upstate Capoeira will give a capoeira performance, which is a traditional Brazilian martial art that combines dancing and acrobatics.
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After, there will be a DJ playing Brazilian tunes throughout the evening. Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery holds this event as an exciting chance for the Upstate to learn more about Brazilian culture and celebrate Upstate Capoeira. —Sara Ellis Pearce
This workshop will be bene�icial to parents of boys and girls alike as Ted will discuss the unique academic, social, and emotional development of each gender.
WHEN Thursday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. WHERE Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, 205 Cedar Lane Road ADMISSION Free INFO bit.ly/2wyQPzL
Oktoberfest at NOMA Next week, NOMA Square will transform into a Bavarian biergarten. Each night will feature live entertainment, as well as featured events such as stein-holding and bratwurst-eating competitions. Attendees can also enjoy a variety of games, including giant Jenga and cornhole. Traditional German foods will be served, including grilled bratwurst, Sauerbraten, pretzels, and more. Will Crooks / Staﬀ Each night will feature a unique lineup of German beers from Paulaner, which produces Germany’s top Oktoberfest beer. This year’s festival will also feature several retail booths and the chance to buy a traditional one-liter bier stein featuring the NOMA and Paulaner logos. The celebration of German culture will be complemented by Greenville’s fall weather and love for great food and beer. The first keg will be tapped on Thursday, Oct. 5, and will be accompanied by the Holzhackern Tyrolean Band from Greensboro, N.C. The high-energy Bavarian songs and three-piece horn will make attendees feel completely immersed in the culture of Oktoberfest. —Sara Ellis Pearce
WHEN Oct. 5–8; times vary WHERE NOMA Square, 220 N. Main St. ADMISSION Free INFO nomasquare.com/oktoberfest
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The Academy of Arts Logos Theatre | 80 School St., Taylors 7 p.m. | $25 Inspired by a true story, ”Radium Girls” traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Appropriate for junior high and high school audiences. 864-269-9342 | theacademyofarts.org FRI
Furman William Preucil in Recital
Furman University | Daniel Recital Hall 3300 Poinsett Highway | 8 p.m. | FREE The Furman Department of Music presents distinguished visiting professor of violin William Preucil in a free recital. Preucil will be accompanied in the performance by Furman associate professor of piano David Gross. 864-294-2086 | bit.ly/2uJkDZK email@example.com FRI-SUN
Symphony Tour of Homes
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 day of The 39th annual Symphony Tour of Homes will take place in the Crescent and McDaniel Avenue area. All proceeds will benefit the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. 864-370- 0965
SC WaterMedia Exhibit
West Main Artists Co-Op 578 W. Main St., Spartanburg Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | FREE The South Carolina WaterMedia Society’s annual Traveling Exhibit will be on public display at West Main Artists Co-Op. 864-804-6501
The Heather Gillis Band w/ The Shane Pruitt Band
Random Acts of Science: Ozobot and Story Time & More: “White Rabbit’s Color Book”
Children’s Museum of the Upstate 300 College St. | Free with admission Ozobot teaches children about coding by following colorful instructions. For story time, kids will read the book “White Rabbit’s Color Book” by Alan Baker. tcmupstate.org VISUAL ARTS
Painter Enid Williams Exhibition
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities | Lipscomb Gallery 15 University St. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Monday-Friday The most recent work by local artist Enid Williams is currently on display in the Lipscomb Gallery at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Guests are asked to sign in at the Visitor’s Center upon arrival to campus. scgsah.org
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Gottrocks, 200 Eisenhower Drive 9 p.m. | $5 How good is Heather Gillis at slinging out bluesy Southern rock riffs and singing with gritty, soulful passion? Good enough that the late Butch Trucks, drummer for the Allman Brothers Band, recruited her to be part of his seven-piece juggernaut the Freight Train Band, who tore the house down at Gottrocks last year. “I picked up the guitar when I watched a documentary called ‘It Might Get Loud’ with Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge,” Gillis says, “and they were talking about all this Delta blues music, and so I checked that out, too. And it led me down a path where I realized how powerful that music was. And I didn’t sing till I heard Etta James and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and they showed me how strong and powerful the female voice could be.” After Trucks’ tragic death last January, Gillis took some time off, but the event ultimately helped her become more focused. “It took me a while to get back on my feet, but when I did, I knew it was time to get going,” she says. “This was what he wanted me to do; he took me under his wing to teach me, and encouraged me to do my own music.” —Vincent Harris
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“Snow White The Ballet”
Carolina Ballet Theatre | Gunter Theatre 300 S. Main St. | 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m. | $35 Carolina Ballet Theatre’s “Snow White The Ballet” is a unique retelling of the classic fairytale. This imaginative adaption of the classic favorite beautifully captures both the comedic side of the dwarfs and wicked stepmother and the innocence of Snow White. peacecenter.org/events/detail/snow-whitethe-ballet MUSIC
Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Greenville 2 and 7 p.m. | $15 The Greenville Symphony’s 2017-18 Spotlight Series kicks off with a casual, laid-back program that features five intimate chamber pieces ranging from romantic to contemporary. greenvillesymphony.org FOOD & DRINK
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 5-10 p.m. | $30 - $45 Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest returns to Mills River, N.C., to gather thousands of beer lovers together. Free shuttles from downtown Asheville and Hendersonville, N.C., and free parking provided at WNC Ag Center. 828-681-5300 sierranevadaoktoberfestnc.eventbrite.com firstname.lastname@example.org FUNDRAISING
SC Mountains to Midlands Race for the Cure
Fluor Field at the West End | 945 S Main St. 8 a.m. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds for the breast cancer movement. komen.org LITERATURE
Southern Women Author Panel Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction
Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 2 p.m. | $10 Meet these Southern women authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing: Emily Colin, “The Dream Keeper’s Daughter;” Dorothy St. James, “Asking for Truﬄe;” and Nicole Seitz, “The Cage-Maker.” Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any of the featured authors’ books prior to or at the event. 864-675-0540 | ﬁction-addiction.com info@ﬁction-addiction.com FOOD & DRINK
The Cliﬀs WINE + FOOD Grand Tasting at Mountain Park
The Cliﬀs at Mountain Park 4050 Highway 11, Travelers Rest 6-9 p.m. | $125 Attendees will sample more than 150 incredible wines and enjoy delectable food pairings, chef stations, a beer garden supported by local breweries, and handcrafted spirits from around the world. There will be culinary demonstrations throughout the evening inside the cabin, and live music and dancing under the stars. cliﬀsliving.com/thegrandtasting | 866-411-5771
Team Spirit Celebration
Magnolia Park | 1025 Woodruﬀ Road 3-6 p.m. | FREE Join us for live music, lawn games, face painting, restaurant deals, and prizes. 864-235-8330 | magnoliapark.com email@example.com COMMUNITY
Molina Health Giveaway
Greenville Tech Northwest Campus 8109 White Horse Road 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | FREE Attendees can receive drawstring bags, ﬂu vaccines, basic dental screenings for the uninsured, vision screenings, and health information. SAT-SUN
Discovering the Mystery of Art History: Drawing from the Masters with Mark Brosseau Registration
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Greenville Center for Creative Arts 25 Draper St. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. | $125 Gain an understanding of how a master painting functions beyond just being an accurate representation of something. Open to any skill level. 864-735-3948 ext. 2 | artcentergreenville.org firstname.lastname@example.org
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58th Annual Art on Main
Historic Downtown Hendersonville, N.C. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet more than 85 fine artists who will show and sell their work, see many live artist demonstrations, and enjoy charming and historic Main Street in Hendersonville. acofhc.org
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Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”
Greenville Little Theatre 444 College St. | $30 The Greenville Little Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” as the season opener to the 2017-2018 season. 864-233-6238 | greenvillelittletheatre.org
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Children’s Museum | 300 College St. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2-4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. | Free with admission Create a campfire scene using finger paint and construction paper. tcmupstate.org THEATER
Peace Center | 101 W. Broad St. starting at $25 Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,” “exquisite,” and “unforgettable” new musical “Fun Home” was the event of the Broadway season. 864-467-3000 peacecenter.org
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13 Stripes Oktoberfest
13 Stripes Brewery 250 Mill St., Ste. PW3101, Taylors | FREE Monday: Hefeweizen collab with Ciclops Cyderi and Brewery beer release. Tuesday: Vienna Lager release. Wednesday: Roggenbier release. Thursday: Oktoberfest release. Friday: Festivities will take place in the parking lot out front on this day. Saturday: Festivities will move into the brewery for this day with a small outside food area. Sunday: Festivities will take place in the parking lot out front on this day. 864-349-1430 | 13stripesbrewery.com email@example.com THEATER
Furman Theatre Presents Neil LaBute’s “Reasons to Be Pretty”
Furman University | The Playhouse 3300 Poinsett Highway Sept. 26-30, 8 p.m.; Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 3 p.m. $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 students Directed by Jay Oney, “Reasons to Be Pretty” is a hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance. “Reasons to Be Pretty” has the razor-sharp wit and insight expected from LaBute, but with an extraordinary new twist — hope! 864-294-2125 | bit.ly/2xZrV8L SUN
Sundays at 2: Artist Talk with Grainger McKoy
Greenville County Museum of Art 420 College St. | 2-3 p.m. | FREE Join renowned South Carolina carver and artist
Grainger McKoy for his final scheduled gallery talk about his exhibition of intricately carved birds and gravity-defying sculptures. Exhibition closes Dec. 31. 864-271-7570 | gcma.org firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY
Understanding the Latin Mass
Prince of Peace Catholic Church & School’s Parish Activity Center 1209 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors 10 a.m. | Sundays through Oct. 22 Spark an understanding and love of the extraordinary form of Mass by attending all or part of a five-week workshop on Sundays through Oct. 22. Oct. 1 workshop is The Mass & the Missal with Rev. Richard Tomlinson. 864-266-8843 | princeofpeacetaylors.net email@example.com FUNDRAISING
Bocce Social at Birds Fly South Ale Project
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities| Birds Fly South Ale Project | 1320 Hampton Ave Ext. 1-6 p.m. | FREE The Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation’s Young Benefactors are hosting a bocce social at the Birds Fly South Ale Project in Greenville. Register to atend. eventbrite.com/e/bocce-social-tickets-37131949661
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CULTURE Fall is for FUNDRAISING
Waggin’ -n- Walkin’
St. Francis Pet Services | Pebble Creek Club 101 Pebble Creek Drive, Taylors 3-5 p.m. | $15/dog Waggin’ -n- Walkin’ is being hosted by the Pebble Creek Women’s Club and will benefit Animal Care. This event will feature a dog walk, raﬄe, and special prizes. SUN-TUE
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Pumpkin Patch Fall Pumpkin Sale
Front lawn of St. Giles Presbyterin Church 1021 Hudson Road | 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Giles Presbyterian youth programs, including the senior high annual summer mission trip. 757-589-5184 | stgilespres.org firstname.lastname@example.org MON
and Brigham Young 02 Author University Professor Ralph Hancock Speaks at Furman
Furman University | Johns Hall 101 3300 Poinsett Highway | 5 p.m. | FREE Brigham Young University professor Ralph C. Hancock will open the Tocqueville Program lecture series at Furman. His talk, Christianity and the Political Life, is the first of the four Tocqueville lectures in the series, “Love, Friendship, and Politics.” 864-294-3547 | bit.ly/2xFzftR email@example.com
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Book Talk and Signing with Healing Medium and Author Anysia Marcell Kiel
Fiction Addiction 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 6 p.m. | FREE Reveal and explore personal healing abilities with healing medium Anysia Marcell Kiel, who will discuss her new book, “Discovering the Healer Within: Use Chakras & Intuition to Clear Negativity & Release Pain,” at a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing. RSVP to Fiction Addiction. 864-675-0540 | ﬁction-addiction.com info@ﬁction-addiction.com CONCERT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena 650 N. Academy St. 7:30 p.m. | $25-$49.50 Rock out with Rob Zombie at The Well. 864-241-3800 | bonsecoursarena.com firstname.lastname@example.org TUE
“The Simon & Garfunkel Story”
Peace Center | 101 W. Broad St. $25-45 The immersive concert-style show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. 864-467-3000 | peacecenter.org
Vocal Diction Recital
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities | Smith Recital Hall 15 University St. |7:30 p.m. The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities voice students will present a recital of British art songs in this English Diction performance. scgsah.org TUE-DEC
Fall 2017 Grief Support Class
Interim Healthcare Hospice Century at Keith Oﬃce Park 5:30-7 p.m. | Tuesdays Join Interim Healthcare Hospice for 10 weekly classes to help cope and adjust with the painful reality of deep loss in the presence of those who are or have been where you are. The classes will focus on basic principles and tools using Alan Wolfelt’s book, “Understanding Your Grief: 10 Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing.” 864-627-7049 | hospicegriefsupport.com email@example.com WED-THU
Learn To Animate
Synergy Mill 400 Birnie St. Ext., Suite B 4-7 p.m. | Sundays | $150 Kids ages 10-14 can sign up for a fun-filled two-day “Learn To Animate” workshop taught by Harlan Lovestone, which will explore pixilated and cut-paper
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SNST w/ Carpoolparty
Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Highway 9 p.m. | $10
The sound that the Chicago band SNST (pronounced “sunset”) makes on their new album, “Turn Out the Lights,” is so full and layered that it’s difficult to believe that there are only two people in the group: Chris Broach and Steve Znavor. At least until you look at the credits. The two of them are jointly credited with guitar, bass, synthesizers, and drum programming, with Broach handling the vocals and Znavor playing live drums. The result is a sound that works an electronic dance music element into a propulsive rock foundation, recalling the late ’80s efforts of bands like The Cure. And it’s a fitting mix, because the two men share an interest in electronic music among their disparate inﬂuences. “Steve has more of a prog-rock background, like Rush and Pink Floyd, and he’s also a metal kid,” Broach says. “I come from a punk background; I was really into new wave, but where we both come together is in electronic music, and we were able to bring the other inﬂuences to that.” —Vincent Harris
animation. Supplies and snacks will be provided. 864-326-0050 | synergymill.com WED-SAT
Random Acts of Science: Spooky Slime
Children’s Museum of the Upstate | 300 College St. 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. | Free with admission Learn to make slime in this hands-on experiment. tcmupstate.org THU
Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel Furman University | 3300 Poinsett Highway 8 p.m. | $15/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students Katelyn Emerson is the winner of the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Playing. 864-294-2086 | bit.ly/2x5iTcH email@example.com FAMILY
Silent Film and Concert: “Nosferatu” Heritage Green Place | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | FREE Watch the masterpiece horror film F. W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu” with a live score performed by Valentine Wolfe. bit.ly/2fb2fP1
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Greenville Chamber Barbecue Bash
Center for Manufacturing Innovation 575 Millennium Blvd. | 5:30-8:30 p.m. Investors/$45; non-investors/$105 Celebrate manufacturers who call Upstate SC their home for growth and advancement. Enjoy delicious barbecue, live entertainment, and great networking. greenvillechamber.org
October 6 • 8 pm October 7 • 8 pm October 8 • 3 pm Gunter Theatre Edvard Tchivzhel, Conductor
Don’t miss our annual fanfavorite concert featuring the very best in German music coupled with a complimentary beer tasting from our friends at Thomas Creek Brewery.
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Fiction Addiction | 1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5 10:30 a.m. | FREE This week’s featured story is “The King of Too Many Things” by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Aurore Damant. 864-675-0540 |ﬁction-addiction.com info@ﬁction-addiction.com FUNDRAISER
6th Annual 2017 Eggs Beneﬁt
Center for Developmental Services Poinsett Club | 807 E. Washington St. 7 a.m. | FREE Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., and the program will begin at 8 a.m. This event has raised more than $550,000 since its inception, and all
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HENRY CHO OCTOBER 7
Doors 7:00 PM Show 7:30 PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR BY PHONE mauldinculturalcenter.org 864.335.4862
BUTLER BREWS AND MEAD
OCT. 5 CONCERT
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As much as people look to Bruce Springsteen as the paragon of intelligent, open-hearted American rock ‘n’ roll, one could probably make a case for another superstar with the same initials, Bob Seger, as the best chronicler of the American experience. After shooting to early fame in the late 1960s as the leader of the Bob Seger System, scoring a Top 20 hit with “Ramblin’, Gamblin’ Man,” Seger quickly faded from national view, retreating back to his hometown of Detroit and becoming a local superstar thanks to his grainy, heartfelt vocals, fantastic songwriting, and an absolute killer of a live show. It was that show that brought Seger back to prominence on the double-LP hit “Live Bullet.” With his career back on track, Seger then unleashed a string of some of the finest American rock songs ever written, songs like “Night Moves,” “Still the Same,” “Against the Wind,” “Mainstreet,” “Feel Like a Number,” “Like a Rock,” and many more. These were songs that combined hope, frustration, nostalgia, and heartbreak like few ever could, and they established Seger as one of the all-time greats in classic rock. And here’s a note: Don’t skip the opening act. Heart’s guitar-slinger Nancy Wilson will take the stage before Seger. —Vincent Harris
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
Wandering Bard Meadery MAULDIN YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS
directed by Tim St. Clair II
Peace Center | 101 W. Broad St. 7:30 p.m. | $35-$55 TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album, “TajMo,” released in May 2017. 864-467-3000 | peacecenter.org THU-THU
17-18 7:30 PM
Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St. 7:30 p.m. | $47-$125
of the money raised goes straight back to helping more than 6,800 children with developmental delays and disabilities in our community that CDS serves each year. The 2017 Eggs Benefit is presented by the Children’s Hospital of the Greenville Health System and SANDLAPPER Securities LLC. A reservation is required to attend. 864-331-1318 | EggsBeneﬁt.com firstname.lastname@example.org
October 13 2017
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, w/ Nancy Wilson
OPEN AUDITIONS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE OR BY PHONE mauldinculturalcenter.org | 864.335.4862
Mauldin Cultural Center 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin mauldinculturalcenter.org
2017 Fall Bluegrass Music & Harvest Market
Greenville County Rec | Trailblazer Park Travelers Rest | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Thursdays Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and join Greenville County Rec for our fall bluegrass music and Harvest Market celebration at Trailblazer Park. Come early for local produce, baked goods, and arts and crafts from the farmers market. Grab a bite from the food trucks and help yourself to craft beer and wine from the beer stand. trailblazerpark.com THRU OCT
Jennifer Mills & Nivya Kuriakose Exhibit
Greenville Chamber of Commerce 24 Cleveland St. | Sponsored by TD Bank
Nivya Kuriakose is a Greenville-based artist. Greenville native and 30-year broadcast veteran Jennifer Mills returns to her roots and is literally “painting the town.” A collection of over 25 works entitled “Then and Now” highlights the explosion of growth, culture, and sports in Greenville. THRU NOV
“The Color of NO”
The Fine Arts Center’s Sheﬃeld Wood Gallery | 102 Pine Knoll Dr. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Monday-Friday The Fine Arts Center welcomes Susan Iverson, co-director of the American Tapestry Alliance and professor emerita of the department of craft/material studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. 864-355-2550 | email@example.com
“Eugenia Duke: A Centennial Celebration”
Upcountry History Museum - Furman University | 540 Buncombe St. Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m. The life and legacy of a Southern cultural icon is the focus of a new exhibit. Now open, “Eugenia Duke: A Centennial Celebration” examines the woman behind Duke’s Mayonnaise and Duke Sandwich Company. upcountryhistory.org
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THE DESIGNATED LEGAL PUBLICATION FOR GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF ELECTIONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, GREENVILLE The General Election for the City and Special Purpose District offices will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. City of Greenville: City Council at Large and City Council District 2. City of Fountain Inn: City Council Ward 3, City Council Ward 5 and Referendum. City of Greer: City Council District 6. City of Mauldin: City Council Seat 3. City of Simpsonville: City Council Ward 2, City Council Ward 4, and City Council Ward 6. City of Travelers Rest: Mayor and City Council at Large. Public Service Districts: Belmont Fire and Sanitation District (two seats); Berea Public Service District (two seats); Brookfield Special Tax District (three seats); Canebrake Fire District (two seats); Clear Spring Fire-Rescue (two seats); Duncan Chapel Fire District (two seats); Foothills Fire Service District (three seats); Gantt Fire, Sewer and Police District (one seat); Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area (four seats); Gowensville Fire District (three seats); Lake Cunningham Fire District (two seats); Landrum Fire & Rescue District Region 3 (one seat); Marietta Water, Fire, Sanitation and Sewer District (one seat); North Greenville Fire District (three seats); Parker Sewer and Fire Sub District (two seats); Piedmont Park Fire District (one seat); Slater Marietta Fire & Police District (two seats); South Greenville Area Fire District (two seat); Taylors Fire and Sewer District (one seat); Tigerville Fire District (three seats); Wade Hampton Fire and Sewer District (one seat). School Trustee District 01 (five seats). Any person wishing to vote in this election must register no later than Saturday, October 7, 2017. Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs at their polling place. • S.C. Driver's License • ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles • S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo • Federal Military ID • U.S. Passport If you have one of these IDs, you are ready to vote. Voters should remember to bring one of these IDs with them to the polling place. Voters without Photo ID can get one free of charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles or their county voter registration office. Voters who encounter an obstacle to getting a Photo ID should bring their paper voter registration card without a photo with them to their polling place. These voters can then sign an affidavit swearing to their identity and to their obstacle to obtaining a Photo ID and vote a provisional ballot. This ballot will count unless the county board of voter registration and elections has grounds to believe the affidavit is false. For more information on Photo ID, visit scVOTES.org or contact your county board of voter registration and elections. At 9:00 a.m. on November 7, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at County Square, 301 University Ridge, Suite 1900, Greenville, SC 29601, (864) 467-7260. At 12 noon on November 10, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in the Public Service District elections. This hearing will be held at County Square, 301 University Ridge, Suite 1900 Greenville SC 29601. The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.: Precincts Polling Places CITY OF FOUNTAIN INN Fountain Inn 1 Younts Center for Performing Arts 315 N Main St Fountain Inn 2 Fountain Inn Activities Center 610 Fairview St Pineview Fountain Inn Activities Center 610 Fairview St Simpsonville 5 Younts Center for Performing Arts 315 N Main St Jones&Cooks Pine Grove Baptist Church 808 Gulliver St Walnut Springs Younts Center for Performing Arts 315 N Main St CITY OF GREENVILLE Greenville 1 Greenville 3 Greenville 4 Greenville 5 Greenville 6 Greenville 7 Greenville 8 Greenville 10 Greenville 14 Greenville 16 Greenville 17 Greenville 18 Greenville 19 Greenville 20 Greenville 21 Greenville 22 Greenville 23 Greenville 24 Greenville 25 Greenville 26 Greenville 27 Greenville 28 Greenville 29 Dove Tree Mauldin 1 Mauldin 2 Mission Rock Hill Southside Spring Forest
Stone Lake Community Club Brutontown Community Center Brutontown Community Center Sears Shelter W Greenville Recreation Center W Greenville Recreation Center West End Community Dev. Center Springfield Baptist Church Phillis Wheatley Augusta Rd Baptist Church St Matthew United Methodist Ch Augusta Rd Baptist Church Pleasant Valley Connection Center Trinity United Methodist Church Meals on Wheels Sanctuary Church Eastlan Baptist Church Enoree River Baptist Association McCarter Presbyterian Church Overbrook Baptist Church Overbrook Baptist Church Francis Asbury United Methodist Church Enoree River Baptist Association Morningside Baptist Church Enoree River Baptist Association Enoree River Baptist Association Morningside Baptist Church Morningside Baptist Church Augusta Rd Baptist Church Greenville Nazarene Church
707 Chick Springs Rd 200 Leo Lewis St 200 Leo Lewis St 100 E Park Ave 8 Rochester St 8 Rochester St 404 Vardry St 600 E McBee Ave 40 John McCarroll Way 1823 Augusta St 701 Cleveland St 1823 Augusta St 510 Old Augusta Rd 2703 Augusta Rd 15 Oregon St 302 Parkins Mill Rd 625 S Pleasantburg Dr 421 Dallas Rd 2 Pelham Rd 1705 E North St 1705 E North St 1800 E North St 421 Dallas Rd 1115 Pelham Rd 421 Dallas Rd 421 Dallas Rd 1115 Pelham Rd 1115 Pelham Rd 1823 Augusta St 1201 Haywood Rd
CITY OF GREER Suber Mill Granite Creek Riverside
Praise Cathedral Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Riverside Baptist Church
3390 Brushy Creek Rd 1002 S Buncombe Rd 1249 S Suber Rd
CITY OF MAULDIN Conestee Greenbriar Mauldin 1 Mauldin 2 Mauldin 3 Mauldin 4 Mauldin 5 Mauldin 6 Mauldin 7 Ranch Creek
Mauldin First Baptist Church Messiah Lutheran Church Mauldin Cultural Center Forrester Woods Club House Mauldin First Baptist Church Mauldin United Methodist Church Mauldin Miller Fire Station #1 Ray Hopkins Senior Center Holland Park Church of Christ Mauldin First Baptist Church
150 S Main St-Fellowship Hall 1100 Log Shoals Rd 101 E Butler Rd 424 Piney Grove Rd 150 S Main St-Fellowship Hall 100 E Butler Rd 802 Miller Rd 203 Corn Rd@699 E Butler Rd 1131Holland Rd 150 S Main St-Fellowship Hall
CITY OF SIMPSONVILLE Bridge Fork Graze Branch Hillcrest Moore Creek Neely Farms Raintree Simpsonville 1 Simpsonville 2
Kingdom Life Church Kingdom Life Church Kingdom Life Church Renovation Church Calvary Baptist Church Calvary Baptist Church Simpsonville City Park Center Renovation Church
416 Holland Rd 416 Holland Rd 416 Holland Rd 611 Richardson St 3810 Grandview Dr 3810 Grandview Dr 405 E Curtis St 611 Richardson St
Simpsonville 3 Simpsonville 4 Simpsonville 5 Simpsonville 6 Standing Springs Sycamore CITY OF TRAVELERS REST Enoree Furman Travelers Rest 1 Travelers Rest 2
Simpsonville United Methodist Ch Renovation Church Center for Community Services Calvary Baptist Church Renovation Church Simpsonville City Park Center
215 SE Main St 611 Richardson St 1102 Howard Dr 3810 Grandview Dr 611 Richardson St 405 E Curtis St
City Hall City Hall City Hall Renfrew Baptist Church
6711 State Park Rd 6711 State Park Rd 6711 State Park Rd 951 Geer Hwy
BELMONT FIRE & SANITATION DISTRICT Greenville 29 Belmont Fire Station Hdqt Belmont Belmont Fire Station Hdqt Conestee Belmont Fire Station Hdqt Donaldson Belmont Fire Station Hdqt Royal Oaks Belmont Fire Station Hdqt Mount Pleasant Belmont Fire Station Hdqt
701 Fork Shoals Rd 701 Fork Shoals Rd 701 Fork Shoals Rd 701 Fork Shoals Rd 701 Fork Shoals Rd 701 Fork Shoals Rd
BEREA PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT Aiken Berea Fire Station Hdqt Berea Berea Fire Station Hdqt Enoree Berea Fire Station Hdqt Furman Berea Fire Station Hdqt Lakeview Berea Fire Station Hdqt Monaview Berea Fire Station Hdqt Poinsett Berea Fire Station Hdqt Saluda Berea Fire Station Hdqt Sulphur Springs Berea Fire Station Hdqt Westcliffe Berea Fire Station Hdqt Westside Berea Fire Station Hdqt
7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd 7401 White Horse Rd
BROOKFIELD SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT Dove Tree Dove Tree Club House
2 Sugarberry Dr
BROOKFIELD SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT W/ WADE HAMPTON FIRE & SEWER Dove Tree Dove Tree Club House 2 Sugarberry Dr CANEBRAKE FIRE DISTRICT Dunklin Canebrake Fire Station Hdqt Fork Shoals Canebrake Fire Station Hdqt Pineview Canebrake Fire Station Hdqt Verdmont Canebrake Fire Station Hdqt
100 Hillside Church Rd 100 Hillside Church Rd 100 Hillside Church Rd 100 Hillside Church Rd
CLEAR SPRING FIRE –RESCUE Bells Crossing Clear Spring Fire Station Hdqt Circle Creek Clear Spring Fire Station Hdqt Holly Tree Clear Spring Fire Station Hdqt Kilgore Farms Clear Spring Fire Station Hdqt River Walk Clear Spring Fire Station Hdqt Sparrows Point Clear Spring Fire Station Hdqt Walnut Springs Clear Spring Fire Station Hdqt
3008 Woodruff Rd 3008 Woodruff Rd 3008 Woodruff Rd 3008 Woodruff Rd 3008 Woodruff Rd 3008 Woodruff Rd 3008 Woodruff Rd
DUNCAN CHAPEL FIRE DISTRICT Altamont Forest Duncan Chapel Fire Station Hdqt Enoree Duncan Chapel Fire Station Hdqt Furman Duncan Chapel Fire Station Hdqt Paris Mountain Duncan Chapel Fire Station Hdqt Poinsett Duncan Chapel Fire Station Hdqt Travelers Rest 1 Duncan Chapel Fire Station Hdqt
5111 Old Buncombe Rd 5111 Old Buncombe Rd 5111 Old Buncombe Rd 5111 Old Buncombe Rd 5111 Old Buncombe Rd 5111 Old Buncombe Rd
GANTT FIRE SEWER & POLICE DISTRICT Greenville 16 Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Greenville 19 Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Belle Meade Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Belmont Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Carolina Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Chestnut Hills Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Donaldson Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Grove Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Royal Oaks Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Southside Gantt Fire Station Hdgt Mount Pleasant Gantt Fire Station Hgdt
1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd 1201 White Horse Rd
GLASSY MOUNTAIN FIRE SERVICE AREA Gowensville Glassy Mountain Fire Station Hdqt Jennings Mill Glassy Mountain Fire Station Hdqt Maridell Glassy Mountain Fire Station Hdqt Tigerville Glassy Mountain Fire Station Hdqt
2015 Hwy 11 2015 Hwy 11 2015 Hwy 11 2015 Hwy 11
FOOTHILLS FIRE SERVICE AREA with SPARTANBURG SCHOOL DIST 01 Gowensville Gowensville Community Center 14186 Hwy 11 GLASSY MOUNTAIN FIRE SERVICE AREA with SPARTANBURG SCHOOL DIST 01 Gowensville Gowensville Community Center 14186 Hwy 11 GOWENSVILLE PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT Gowensville Gowensville Community Center Skyland Gowensville Community Center
14186 Hwy 11 14186 Hwy 11
GOWENSVILLE PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT w/ SPARTANBURG SCHOOL DIST 01 Gowensville Gowensville Community Center 14186 Hwy 11 LAKE CUNNINGHAM FIRE DISTRICT Castle Rock Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Clear Creek Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Darby Ridge Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Fox Chase Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Frowhawk Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Gowensville Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Laurel Ridge Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Locust Hill Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Mountain View Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Oneal Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Sandy Flat Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Skyland Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Tigerville Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt Tyger River Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt
2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd 2802 N McElhaney Rd
LANDRUM FIRE AND RESCUE DISTRICT w/SPARTANBURG SCHOOL DIST 01 Gowensville Gowensville Community Center 14186 Hwy 11
864.679.1205 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT Altamont Forest North Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Darby Ridge North Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Maridell North Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Mountain View North Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Sandy Flat North Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Travelers Rest 2 North Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Tubbs Mountain North Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Ebenezer North Greenville Fire Station #2 Furman North Greenville Fire Station #2 Slater Marietta North Greenville Fire Station #2 Sulphur Springs North Greenville Fire Station #2 Travelers Rest 1 North Greenville Fire Station #2 PARKER SEWER & FIRE SUB DISTRICT Aiken Parker Fire Station #2 Carolina Parker Fire Station #2 Chestnut Hills Parker Fire Station #2 Greenville 06 Parker Fire Station #2 Greenville 07 Parker Fire Station #2 Greenville 08 Parker Fire Station #2 Tanglewood Parker Fire Station #2 Welcome Parker Fire Station #2 Westcliffe Parker Fire Station #2 Enoree Parker Fire Station #3 Greenville 04 Parker Fire Station #3 Lakeview Parker Fire Station #3 Leawood Parker Fire Station #3 Monaview Parker Fire Station #3 Paris Mountain Parker Fire Station #3 Poinsett Parker Fire Station #3 Sevier Parker Fire Station #3 Westside Parker Fire Station #3
923 Tigerville Rd 923 Tigerville Rd 923 Tigerville Rd 923 Tigerville Rd 923 Tigerville Rd 923 Tigerville Rd 923 Tigerville Rd 596 Hodgens Rd 596 Hodgens Rd 596 Hodgens Rd 596 Hodgens Rd 596 Hodgens Rd 104 S Washington Ave 104 S Washington Ave 104 S Washington Ave 104 S Washington Ave 104 S Washington Ave 104 S Washington Ave 104 S Washington Ave 104 S Washington Ave 104 S Washington Ave 700 State Park Rd 700 State Park Rd 700 State Park Rd 700 State Park Rd 700 State Park Rd 700 State Park Rd 700 State Park Rd 700 State Park Rd 700 State Park Rd
PIEDMONT PARK FIRE DIDTRICT Altamont Forest Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt Clear Creek Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt Darby Ridge Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt Mountain Creek Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt Paris Mountain Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt Pebble Creek Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt Sandy Flat Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt Sevier Piedmont Park Fire Station Hdqt
2119 State Park Rd 2119 State Park Rd 2119 State Park Rd 2119 State Park Rd 2119 State Park Rd 2119 State Park Rd 2119 State Park Rd 2119 State Park Rd
SLATER MARIETTA FIRE DISTRICT Ebenezer Slater Marietta Fire Station Hdqt Jennings Mill Slater Marietta Fire Station Hdqt Maridell Slater Marietta Fire Station Hdqt Slater Marietta Slater Marietta Fire Station Hdqt Tubbs Mountain Slater Marietta Fire Station Hdqt
3001 Geer Hwy 3001 Geer Hwy 3001 Geer Hwy 3001 Geer Hwy 3001 Geer Hwy
SLATER MARIETTA FIRE DISTRICT with MARIETTA WATER, FIRE, SANITATION & SEWER DISTRICT Ebenezer Slater Marietta Fire Station Hdqt 3001 Geer Hwy Slater Marietta Slater Marietta Fire Station Hdqt 3001 Geer Hwy SOUTH GREENVILLE FIRE DISTRICT Baker Creek South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Conestee South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Donaldson South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Dunklin South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Fork Shoals South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Long Creek South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Moore Creek South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Neely Farms South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Ranch Creek South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Reedy Fork South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Standing Springs South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Verdmont South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Ware Place South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt Woodmont South Greenville Fire Station Hdqt
8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer 8305 Augusta Rd Pelzer
TAYLORS FIRE & SEWER DISTRICT Clear Creek Taylors Fire Station Hdqt Darby Ridge Taylors Fire Station Hdqt Edwards Forest Taylors Fire Station Hdqt Laurel Ridge Taylors Fire Station Hdqt Locust Hill Taylors Fire Station Hdqt Mountain Creek Taylors Fire Station Hdqt Pebble Creek Taylors Fire Station Hdqt Stone Valley Taylors Fire Station Hdqt Avon Taylors Fire Station #2 Brook Glenn Taylors Fire Station #2 Del Norte Taylors Fire Station #2 Eastside Taylors Fire Station #2 Northwood Taylors Fire Station #2 Silverleaf Taylors Fire Station #2 Suber Mill Taylors Fire Station #2 Taylors Taylors Fire Station #2
3335 Wade Hampton Blvd 3335 Wade Hampton Blvd 3335 Wade Hampton Blvd 3335 Wade Hampton Blvd 3335 Wade Hampton Blvd 3335 Wade Hampton Blvd 3335 Wade Hampton Blvd 3335 Wade Hampton Blvd 405 Brushy Creek Rd 405 Brushy Creek Rd 405 Brushy Creek Rd 405 Brushy Creek Rd 405 Brushy Creek Rd 405 Brushy Creek Rd 405 Brushy Creek Rd 405 Brushy Creek Rd
TIGERVILLE FIRE DISTRICT Maridell Tigerville Fire Station Mountain View Tigerville Fire Station Tigerville Tigerville Fire Station
2605 Hwy 414 2605 Hwy 414 2605 Hwy 414
WADE HAMPTON FIRE & SEWER DISTRICT Avon Wade Hampton Fire Station Hdqt Botany Woods Wade Hampton Fire Station Hdqt Brook Glenn Wade Hampton Fire Station Hdqt Timberlake Wade Hampton Fire Station Hdqt Wade Hampton Wade Hampton Fire Station Hdqt Devenger Wade Hampton Fire Station #2 Dove Tree Wade Hampton Fire Station #2 Greenville 24 Wade Hampton Fire Station #2 Mission Wade Hampton Fire Station #2 Palmetto Wade Hampton Fire Station #2 Del Norte Wade Hampton Fire Station #3 Northwood Wade Hampton Fire Station #3 Rock Hill Wade Hampton Fire Station #3 Spring Forest Wade Hampton Fire Station #3 Wellington Wade Hampton Fire Station #3
2400 Wade Hampton Blvd 2400 Wade Hampton Blvd 2400 Wade Hampton Blvd 2400 Wade Hampton Blvd 2400 Wade Hampton Blvd 1112 Pelham Rd 1112 Pelham Rd 1112 Pelham Rd 1112 Pelham Rd 1112 Pelham Rd 4211 E North St 4211 E North St 4211 E North St 4211 E North St 4211 E North St
SUMMONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 2017-CP-23-05816 Wesley Pinda, Plaintiff, Vs. Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina, Discover Bank and all unknown parties who may have some right, title, or interest in the property having Tax Map #0151.00-04-030.00, Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you and to serve a copy of your Answer to this Complaint upon subscriber at 11 Whitsett Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601, within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the date of such service. If you shall fail to answer the Complaint within that time, the Plaintiffs shall proceed in default proceedings against you and shall apply for the Court the relief demanded in the Complaint. TO: INFANT(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE (AN IMPRISONED PERSON) YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem to represent you in this action within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff(s) herein. TO: INFANTS(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE (INCOMPETENT OR INSANE) AND TO , ,(GENERAL TESTAMENTARY GUARDIAN) (COMMITTEE) WITH WHOM S(HE) RESIDE(S): YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad Litem to represent said infant(s) under fourteen years of age (said incompetent or insane person) within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff(s) herein. LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action has been commenced in the Court upon complaint of Plaintiff against Defendants to quiet title on property located in Greenville County. The subject property is described as follows: ALL that certain piece, parcel, or lot of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, lying and being on the northern side of Mahon Street, near the City of Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina, being known and designated as a portion of Lot No. 14, Block C of a subdivision known as Park Place, a plat of which is recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Greenville County, South Carolina in Plat Book A, at Page 119, and according to a more recent plat of W. J. Riddle, entitled, “Property of Sue Moore, et al.” has the following metes and bounds, to – wit: BEGINNING at an iron pin on the northern side of Mahon Street, corner of Lots Nos. 13 and 14, Block C and running thence North 1 – 15 East 135 feet to an iron pin on a 10 – foot alley, running thence with the alley, South 64 – 03 East 49.2 feet to an iron pin at the corner of Lots Nos. 14 and 15; running thence with the line 15, South 1 – 51 West 111 feet to an iron pin on the northern side of Mahon Street; running thence with said Street, South 68 – 40 West 45 feet to iron pin, point of BEGINNING. Tax Map # 0151.00-04-030.00 C. Richard Stewart; SC Bar #5346 Attorney for Plaintiff 11 Whitsett Street Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 235-2019 dstewart@ attorneyrichardstewart.com
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FIGURE. THIS. OUT.
Final Periods ACROSS
1 Very affectionate couple 10 Bee juice 16 Birthplace of Galileo 20 Poet Pope 21 One-celled organism 22 Singer/actor Ed 23 What a hot spot provides 25 Good buds 26 Entangle 27 Saving sites 28 Bird on bills 29 Hurricane’s weaker relative 36 Booster for a band 39 Pioneer Boone, to friends 40 Destines to oblivion 41 Pecan, e.g. 42 Big name in audio compression 48 Actor Hulce 49 Tabby-treating docs 50 Having no peepers 51 Like stock without face value 53 Do data entry, e.g. 55 Group with a secy.-gen. 56 Female sibs, informally 58 “Thus ...” 62 Abet, e.g. 63 Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty 68 Kitchen VIP 70 See 30-Down 71 Years and years on end
By Frank Longo
72 Has no entity 73 Langston Hughes’ movement 81 Off-road ride, briefly 82 Occur as a result 83 Set of documents about a case 84 Reid of “Sharknado” 86 — May (Jed Clampett’s daughter) 89 Country estate 90 “Taxi” co-star Andy 93 “Mama” of pop 96 “Days of — Lives” 98 Gotten totally quiet 100 Cockpit abbr. 101 Herb bit 103 Truckloads 104 “Zip-a-Dee-Doo- —” 105 Across-the-board ban 112 One over par 113 Cowboy flick 114 Sensed feelings, informally 118 Thrifty rival 119 Cry apropos to seven long answers in this puzzle? 125 Guy 126 Fixed a bow on, e.g. 127 With great enthusiasm 128 Units of work 129 Eyeliner mishaps 130 Sees firsthand
1 Criminals break them 2 Ken of “EZ Streets” 3 Singer Lynn 4 Put forth, as strength 5 Hay-bundling device 6 Ending for hero 7 They might cross aves. 8 — Plaines, Illinois 9 — Lanka 10 Pertaining to birth 11 Revise, as a manuscript 12 Sealed, as a wine bottle 13 Bill equal to two fins 14 Mr. Lincoln, familiarly 15 Squeal (on) 16 Daddies 17 Visualize 18 Smash hit 19 “Yes” votes 24 Celtics’ org. 28 Ending for lion 30 With 70-Across, “It’s more than likely ...” 31 El — (Spanish newspaper) 32 Gerund ender 33 Place with outpatients 34 Plant anchor 35 TV prize 36 Suffix with lemon 37 Longtime New York senator Daniel Patrick — 38 People who say “Not guilty,” say
Celebrate a local tradition! Do you know a special child turning 6 this month?
For details, visit WMYI.com or WSSLFM.com Keyword: BIRTHDAY
If you live in Greenville or Laurens County and your child will be 6 years old in OCTOBER, bring your child’s birth certificate to the Pepsi Plant and receive a FREE Pepsi Birthday Party Package! October 2nd-6th, Mon.- Fri. 1pm-5pm & October 7th, Sat. 10am-12pm 751 State Park Road, Greenville, SC • 864-242-6041
43 Three-filling deli classic 44 “Oh — little faith!” 45 Stand-up comic Daniel 46 Church nook 47 Forest den 49 20-ouncer at Starbucks 52 Fun, for short 54 Faux — 56 Riding horse 57 Clip wool from 59 Divested of weapons 60 Seat of Orange County 61 Where many ads are seen 62 Aspirin target 64 Fast getaway 65 Muff it up 66 Harry’s chum at Hogwarts 67 Abbr. ending a co. name 69 Sooty vents 74 Fish that can be a shocker 75 Autumn mo. 76 “Likely story!” 77 Land in el agua 78 Window part 79 Aquanaut’s habitat 80 Decorative needle case 85 — -CIO 87 Easy run 88 Nomad’s tent 90 Shoelace snarl 91 — Spumante 92 The — degree 93 Coleslaw, essentially 94 Totally done 95 Putting on, as a show 97 Sharp retort
99 Tony winner Wallach 101 Pilot’s setting 102 “Ars — artis” 106 Birds’ pads 107 None-of-the-above option 108 Minds 109 Angry feeling 110 Not quite round 111 Low cards in pinochle 115 Dozing spots
116 — Stanley Gardner 117 Expresses 119 Auditing org. 120 Pro — 121 Unopened 122 Ovid’s 511 123 Mo. no. 10 124 Five-spot Crossword answers: page 47
by Myles Mellor and Susan Flannigan
Sudoku answers: page 47
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: Traffic Signal for Greenville County by October 11, 2017, 3:00 P.M. Solicitations can be found at http://www.greenvillecounty. org/Procurement/ or by calling 864-467-7200.
THE DESIGNATED LEGAL PUBLICATION FOR GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that Sardigna, LLC / DBA Tito’s 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 at 2018 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29609. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2017. 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 TF Unlimited, LLC / DBA Taylors Food Mart intends to apply to the South Carolina Department of Revenue for a license/permit that will allow the sale and OFF premises consumption of BEER & WINE at 1075 Reid School Road, Taylors, SC 29687. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2017. 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 FSY Social Club 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 1119 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville, SC 29617. To object to the issuance of this permit/license, written protest must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2017. 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
GREENVILLE COUNTY ZONING AND PLANNING PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE There will be a public hearing before County Council on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in County Council Chambers, County Square, for the purpose of hearing those persons interested in the following items: DOCKET NUMBER: CZ-2017-58 APPLICANT: Michael Evette for Caissa III, LLC CONTACT INFORMATION: email@example.com or 864-884-1305 PROPERTY LOCATION: White Horse Road PIN: B014000101800 EXISTING ZONING: R-10, SingleFamily Residential REQUESTED ZONING: C-2, Commercial ACREAGE: 0.19 COUNTY COUNCIL: 19 – Meadows DOCKET NUMBER: CZ-2017-59 APPLICANT: Anthony Vallozzi for Donald Marvin Bragg CONTACT INFORMATION: Valloz@aol.com or 702-743-0391 PROPERTY LOCATION: 810 West Bramlett Road PIN: 0126000501300 and 0126000501400 EXISTING ZONING: R-7.5, Single-Family Residential REQUESTED ZONING: C-1, Commercial ACREAGE: 0.25 COUNTY COUNCIL: 23 – Norris DOCKET NUMBER: CZ-2017-60 APPLICANT: James D. McCutchen, Jr. or Timothy L. Buchanan, Jr., CCAD Engineering, LLC, for V Go Holdings, LLC CONTACT INFORMATION: Jamie.Mc@CCADEngineering. com or 864-250-9999 PROPERTY LOCATION: 1335 Cedar Lane Road PIN: B012000101900 EXISTING ZONING: C-3, Commercial and R-10, SingleFamily Residential REQUESTED ZONING: S-1, Services ACREAGE: 7.80 COUNTY COUNCIL: 19 – Meadows DOCKET NUMBER: CZ-2017-61 APPLICANT: Robert Wayne Dayton, Jr. for Houses & Then Some, Inc. CONTACT INFORMATION: Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-346-4475 PROPERTY LOCATION: 211 Roper Mountain Road Extension PIN: 0540010101009 EXISTING ZONING: R-20, SingleFamily Residential REQUESTED ZONING: O-D, Office District ACREAGE: 0.47 COUNTY COUNCIL: 22 – Taylor DOCKET NUMBER: CZ-2017-62 APPLICANT: John Bailey for JB RV and Boat Storage CONTACT INFORMATION: jbaileyanchorcustom@gmail. com or 864-787-5296 PROPERTY LOCATION: 2764 S. Old Highway 14 PIN: 0530030100900 EXISTING ZONING: R-S, Residential Suburban REQUESTED ZONING: S-1, Services ACREAGE: 2.16 COUNTY COUNCIL: 21 – Roberts All persons interested in these proposed amendments to the Greenville County Zoning Ordinance and Map are invited to attend this meeting. At subsequent meetings, Greenville County Council may approve or deny the proposed amendments as requested or approve a different zoning classification than requested.
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: RFP# 19-10/16/17, Mobile Adoption & Transport Trailer, October 16, 2017, 3:00 P.M. E.D.T. Solicitations can be found at www.greenvillecounty.org/ Procurement/ or by calling (864) 467-7200.
LIS PENDENS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2017-CP-23Nebraska Alliance Realty Co. Plaintiff, vs. Carolyn H. Jenkins & Bobby C. Jenkins; A. Kevin Hunter II, as Greenville County Tax Collector, And also all other firms and corporations entitled to claim under, by or through the above named Defendants, and all other persons or entities unknown claiming any right, title,) interest, estate in or lien upon the real estate described herein; And also any unknown adults being as a class designated as John Doe; And also any unknown infants or persons under disability being as a class designated as Richard Roe, Defendants TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action will be commenced in this Court upon the Complaint of the above-named Plaintiff above seeking a Declaratory Judgment to quiet title to the property described herein below in the name of the Plaintiff Property Description: All that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being on the southern side of Lanewood Drive in te County of Greenville, State of South Carlina, being known and designated as Lot No. 52 and the adjoining one-half of Lot No. 51, on a plat of Pineforest recorded in plat Book QQ at Page 106-107 in the Office of the Register of Deeds Office for Greenville County, South Carolina. Reference is made to said plat for a more detailed description. LESS however and portion previously conveyed and subject to restrictions of record. Derivation: This being the same property conveyed to Carolyn H. Every, n/k/a Carolyn H. Jenkins and Alton Lyon Every by Wooten Corp. recorded in Deed Book 839 at Page 620 in the Register of Deeds for Greenville County on March 14, 1968; thereafter Alton Lyon Avery conveyed his one-half interest to Carolyn H. Jenkins by Deed recorded in Deed Book 958 at Page 253 on October 19, 1972. Carolyn H. Jenkins thereafter conveyed a one-half interest to Bobby C. Jenkins by deed recorded in Deed Book 1029 at Page 566 on December 31, 1975. TMS#009.04-13-004.00 Degenhart & Degenhart Law, LLC 2131 Park Street Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 771-6050 By: Mary Nell Degenhart Attorneys for the Plaintiff
SOLICITATION NOTICE Greenville County, 301 University Ridge, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29601, will accept responses for the following: • Two (2) Pro Patch Asphalt Pothole Patcher Vehicles and Training Services RFP #1610/17/17 due at 3:00 P.M., E.D.T., October 17, 2017. Solicitations can be found at http://www.greenvillecounty. org/apps/procurementpdf/ projects.aspx?type=RFP or by calling 864-467-7200.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE There will be a PUBLIC HEARING before the GREENVILLE COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 AT 3:00 P.M. in CONFERENCE ROOM –D at GREENVILLE COUNTY SQUARE, 301 UNIVERSITY RIDGE, GREENVILLE, S.C., for the purpose of hearing those persons interested in the petitions listed below. PERSONS HAVING AN INTEREST IN THESE PETITIONS MAY BECOME PARTIES OF RECORD BY FILING WITH THE BOARD, AT LEAST THREE (3) DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE SET FOR HEARING, BY WRITING THEIR ADDRESS, A STATEMENT OF THEIR POSITION AND THE REASONS WHY THE RELIEF SOUGHT WITH RESPECT TO SUCH PROPERTY SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED. CB-17-48 APPLICANT: DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS, LLC/McAdams TAX MAP#: 0586.01-01-006.16 LOCATION: 3804 Fork Shoals Road, Simpsonville SC REQUEST: Use by Special Exception for a substation on site
ESTADO DE CAROLINA DEL SUR CONDADO DE GREENVILLE EN LA CORTE DE FAMILIA C.A No.: 2017-DR-23-3813 NOTA DE ACTOS A: FRANCISCO JUAN MARTINEZ Usted ha sido notificado de acuerdo al Código de Carolina del Sur Ann Sec. 15-9-710. Que actos de divorcio han sido iniciados bajo el caso arriba mencionado por Elias Carlos Perez. USTED HA SIDO NOTIFICADO COMO SIGUE : 1. Que dentro de treinta (30) días de haber recibido la notificación usted responderá la clasificación por escrito a nuestra oficina localizada en 201 W. Stone Ave., Greenville, SC 29609 o con la Corte del Tribunal que se encuentra localizada en el 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29602 la nota y las razones para refutar intervenir ó de otro modo responder: 2. Que el Tribunal debe ser informado de su dirección actual y cualquier cambio de domicilio durante el proceso legal de divorcio. 3. Que si no presenta una respuesta dentro de (30) días de recivir el edicto constituye juicio de manera predeterminada rendido contra usted para el alivio demandado en el reclamo. Nathalie M. Morgan (69848) Nathalie M. Morgan, LLC 201 West Stone Avenue Greenville, SC 29609 (864)242-6655 (864)242-6111 (facsimile)
FULL COST DISCLOSURE REPORT 1
Solid Waste Management Services Total Cost Report
Name of County Reporting: County of Greenville Fiscal Year 2017 Beginning 07/01/2016
Population: 498,766 Net annual cost (from #23 on report 2) Solid Waste Collection Solid Waste Disposal Recycling/Composting Other SW Activities Total
Cost per capita
$2,632,565 $8,252,999 $616,925 $53,965 $11,556,453
City of Greenville, South Carolina Department of Public Works PO Box 2207 Greenville, SC 29602 Phone: (864) 467-4345 Fax: (864) 467-4303 Full Cost Disclosure-Fiscal Year 2016-17 Public Notice: The City of Greenville, SC in compliance with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Regulations R.61-107.2, “Full Cost Disclosure” of the 1991 South Carolina Waste Management Act hereby publishes the following report of cost of providing solid waste management services to the citizens of Greenville (based on population, 67,453) for the fiscal period ending June 30, 2017.
Program Solid Waste Collection Solid Waste Disposal Recycling/Composting Total
Net Annual Cost $4,509,977.69 $462,029.85 $493,138.98 $5,465,146.51
Cost Per Capita $66.86 $6.85 $7.31 $81.02
NOTICE OF ELECTIONS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, GREENVILLE The Special Primary Election for House District 28 will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Any Voters will be asked to provide one of the following Photo IDs at their polling place. • S.C. Driver’s License • ID Card issued by S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles • S.C. Voter Registration Card with Photo • Federal Military ID • U.S. Passport If you have one of these IDs, you are ready to vote. Voters should remember to bring one of these IDs with them to the polling place. Voters without Photo ID can get one free of charge from the Department of Motor Vehicles or their county voter registration office. Voters who encounter an obstacle to getting a Photo ID should bring their paper voter registration card without a photo with them to their polling place. These voters can then sign an affidavit swearing to their identity and to their obstacle to obtaining a Photo ID and vote a provisional ballot. This ballot will count unless the county board of voter registration and elections has grounds to believe the affidavit is false. For more information on Photo ID, visit scVOTES.org or contact your county board of voter registration and elections. At 9:00 a.m. on November 14, the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at County Square, 301 University Ridge, Suite 1900, Greenville, SC 29601, (864) 467-7260. At 12 noon on November 16, the County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election. This hearing will be held County Square, 301 University Ridge, and Suite 1900 Greenville SC 29601.
The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.: Precincts Polling Places Greenville 29 Baker Creek Conestee Donaldson Dunklin Fork Shoals Long Creek Moore Creek Neely Farms Pineview Raintree Ranch Creek Reedy Fork Standing Springs Verdmont Ware Place Woodmont
Reedy River Missionary Baptist Ch Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Ch Reedy River Missionary Baptist Ch Reedy River Missionary Baptist Ch Dunklin Fire Station Hdqt Canebrake Fire Station Hdqt Rocky Creek Missionary Baptist Ch South Greenville Fire Station #6 Christ Community Church Canebrake Fire Station Hdqt The Bridge Church Robert E Cashion Elementary Sch Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Ch Standing Springs Baptist Church Hopewell United Methodist Ch Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Ch Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Ch
25 Lakewood Dr 8323 Augusta Rd 25 Lakewood Dr 25 Lakewood Dr 11353 Augusta Rd 100 Hillside Church Rd 239 Rocky Creek Rd 1800 W Georgia Rd 700 Harrison Bridge Rd 100 Hillside Church Rd 257 Harrison Bridge Rd 1500 Fork Shoals Rd 8323 Augusta Rd 1111 W Georgia Rd 1420 Neely Ferry Rd 8323 Augusta Rd 8323 Augusta Rd
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GREENVILLE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF FILING OF COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION (NON-JURY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE) C/A NO: 2016-CP-23-07579 DEFICIENCY WAIVED Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. Kimberly S. Evans; David H. Evans aka David Evans and if David H. Evans aka David Evans be deceased then any children and heirs at law to the Estate of David H. Evans aka David Evans, distributees and devisees at law to the Estate of David H. Evans aka David Evans, and if any of the same be dead any and all persons entitled to claim under or through them also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, interest or lien upon the real estate described in the amended complaint herein; Any unknown adults, any unknown infants or persons under a disability being a class designated as John Doe, and any persons in the military service of the United States of America being a class designated as Richard Roe; The Reserve at Riverside Townhomes Homeowners’ Association, Inc.; Greenville Hospital System; GHS Partners in Health, Inc. DEFENDANT(S) TO THE DEFENDANTS, ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint herein, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, or otherwise appear and defend, and to serve a copy of your Answer to said Complaint upon the subscriber at his office, Hutchens Law Firm P.O. Box 8237, Columbia, SC 29202, within thirty (30) days after service hereof, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, or otherwise appear and defend, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein, and judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to the Master in Equity for Greenville County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by the Plaintiff immediately and separately and such application will be deemed absolute and total in the absence of your application for such an appointment within thirty (30) days after the service of the Summons and Complaint upon you. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons, the Plaintiff will move for an Order of Reference of this case to
the Master in Equity in/for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Master in Equity is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case with appeal only to the South Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to Rule 203(d)(1) of the SCAR, effective June 1, 1999. NOTICE OF FILING OF AMENDED SUMMONS AND AMENDED COMPLAINT TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing Summons, along with the Complaint, was filed with the Clerk of Court for Greenville County, South Carolina, on December 22, 2016; the Amended Summons and Amended Complaint was filed with the Clerk of Court for Greenville County, South Carolina on January 30, 2017. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the South Carolina Supreme Court Administrative Order 2011-05-02-01, (hereinafter “Order”), you may have a right to Foreclosure Intervention. To be considered for any available Foreclosure Intervention, you may communicate with and otherwise deal with the Plaintiff through its law firm, Hutchens Law Firm, P.O. Box 8237, Columbia, SC 29202 or call 803726-2700. Hutchens Law Firm, represents the Plaintiff in this action and does not represent you. Under our ethical rules, we are prohibited from giving you any legal advice. You must submit any requests for Foreclosure Intervention consideration within 30 days from the date of this Notice. IF YOU FAIL, REFUSE, OR VOLUNTARILY ELECT NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION, YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY/ AGENT MAY PROCEED WITH A FORECLOSURE ACTION. If you have already pursued loss mitigation with the Plaintiff, this Notice does not guarantee the availability of loss mitigation options or further review of your qualifications. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. NOTICE TO APPOINT ATTORNEY FOR DEFENANT(S) IN MILITARY SERVICE TO UNKNOWN OR KNOWN DEFENDANTS THAT MAY BE IN THE MILITARY SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALL BEING A CLASS DESIGNATED AS RICHARD ROE: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED that Plaintiff’s attorney has applied for the appointment of an attorney to represent you. If you fail to apply for the appointment of an attorney to represent you within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you Plaintiff’s appointment will be made absolute with no further action from Plaintiff.
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