Dawn Arvelo, a Johnson C. Smith University student, received a 2018 Academic Scholarship from Triangle Pest Control.
Dawn Arvelo, a Johnson C. Smith University student, received a 2018 Academic Scholarship from Triangle Pest Control.

Local pest control company, Triangle Pest Control, chose Johnson C. Smith University student, Dawn Arvelo, as their  2018 academic scholarship winner. The Triangle Pest Control Scholarship Fund is a merit-based scholarship awarded to a student who wants to further education in business administration, management, marketing or other business-related fields.

Donnie Shelton, local businessman and Triangle Pest Control owner, says, “One of our favorite ways to give back to our community is by awarding a scholarship each year. We take great joy in investing in the lives of our winners and assisting them with their academic pursuits.”

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Stanley G. Mays
Stanley G. Mays

Stanley G. Mays has been elected Vice Chairman of the Greenville Airport Commission (GAC).

The GAC is the owner and operator of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU).

GMU is the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina and is a self-sufficient entity with financial strength that doesn't rely on local taxpayers for funding.

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Veterans Milton
Veterans Milton "Buddy" Mullinax and Bradley Roberts Post "The Colors" at Daybreak Community Church 37 East Hillcrest Drive Greenville, S.C.
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Thomas Anderson, age 10, made friends with Shaemus McDuff (Dog) at this years Highland Games at Furman University. (Photo by Tony Dunn)
Thomas Anderson, age 10, made friends with Shaemus McDuff (Dog) at this years Highland Games at Furman University. (Photo by Tony Dunn)

WWI Commemorative Centennial Reenactors participated in the Greenville Highland Games and Parade

Commemorative Reenactors wearing World War I uniforms marched North on Greenville’s Main Street during the Scottish Games Parade on Friday afternoon, May 25th.
The Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. American Legion Post 214 in Taylors is conducting several projects and events commemorating the end of World War I.
The events include: restoration of World War I grave markers in Springwood Cemetery and a lecture series held at the Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History, operated by Post 214.
The museum has a special section of artifacts dedicated to World War I veterans.

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Veterans Monument located on Swamp Rabbit Trail is dedicated by Berea Station Events to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Veterans Monument located on Swamp Rabbit Trail is dedicated by Berea Station Events to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

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Summary

 For this discussion, please see the  SC JEDA/Greenville County Notice of public hearing  for the potential  GHS/Palmetto $1.5 billion bond issuance by SC JEDA, a SC government entity, (https://drive.google.com/file/d/19RCyo9VdN86UNEQfRhaEzgJXFLA5IkNY/view).  Basically,  ~$630 million in Greenville Health System debt will be combined with ~$870 million  in Palmetto Health System Debt.  GHS revenue is approaching ~$2.5 Billion while Palmetto revenue  is only ~$1.7 Billion, yet Palmetto’s debt is far higher than GHS’s which means it’s more risky (some of Palmetto’s debt is also tied to a $72 million Medicare fraud conviction). Higher risks equals higher costs due to possible future default. This will eventually cost hard-working Greenville County healthcare consumers more money.  This bond issuance is not in the best interest of Greenville County citizens.  It increases the default risk of our healthcare system in the upstate and the bond amalgamation/refinance does not save or create any jobs as required by SC JEDA.

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“I totally rely on God ... And the moment I stop giving Him the glory, is the moment I will fall, and I will fail, and I know that.” – Ainsley Earhardt

Jeff West, with Ainsley Earhardt, holding her book “Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me.”
Jeff West, with Ainsley Earhardt, holding her book “Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me.”

Columbia – Ainsley Earhardt, a native of Spartanburg, came through S.C. this weekend on a book signing tour for her latest book, Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me.  Ms. Earhardt is well-known among conservatives as a news anchor on Fox News Network.  She graduated from the University of South Carolina in journalism and then worked in Columbia at WLTX-TV.  She later moved to a station in Texas and ultimately joined Fox News in 2007. 

As a devout Christian, Ms. Earhardt is open about her faith.  She said in a 2016 interview with CBN, “I totally rely on God ... And the moment I stop giving Him the glory, is the moment I will fall, and I will fail, and I know that.”

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