Large Donation for USAero Tech, GDA
- By James "Chip" Moore
The largest aircraft to ever land at the Greenville Downtown Airport was permanently grounded on June 19, 2013. The Boeing 727, donated by Fedex, will become an essential training tool for USAero Tech Institute’s professional aircraft maintenance students and staff. The donation of the aircraft is the first of its kind in South Carolina.
The local community was invited out to the new aviation themed children’s park as well as the USAero Tech training hangar to welcome in the new addition. Free Kona Shaved Ice was available at the park and tours were given inside the aircraft.
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Palmetto Boys’ State / Girls’ State Inauguration Day
- By Gilbert Scales
The Palmetto Boys’ State Program sponsored by the American Legion Department of South Carolina was held on the campus of Anderson University, June 9-15, 2013.
The Palmetto Girls’ State Program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of South Carolina was held on the campus of Presbyterian College, June 9-15, 2013.
The boys are called citizens of Boys’ State and reside in cities and counties. The governmental organization of Palmetto Boys’ State consists of one state, six counties, nineteen cities, six judicial circuits and nineteen election precincts.
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Youth Participation Adds Optimism to Future Scottish Games
- By Suzanna Dye
“I’m not even Scottish, but I just love the Highland Games! All my friends showed up because I talked about it so much,” said Pasha Franklin, this year’s Miss Scottish Highland Games. She and many others enjoyed the sights and smells of this year’s Scottish Highland Games at Furman University this past Saturday. Pasha went on to describe how excited she is to be competing for the Miss South Carolina Pageant under the Highland Games’ title. “I really like representing something I get so excited about” she said.
Every year at the games there’s music, competitions, a park for children, lots of food, a British car show, and men in kilts. This gathering of the clans draws in people of all ages, begging them to participate in the activities, and try the different foods.
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Greenville County Salutes Fallen Officers at Memorial Service
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
Greenville County held a memorial service May 14, 2013 for fallen officers. Forty-two law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in Greenville county since 1797. Three of them were county sheriff’s. They were Sheriffs Robert Maxwell, Hendrix Rector and Sam D. Willis.
Eleven Deputy Sheriffs have died in the line of duty. The first was Deputy Sheriff Eli Pittman in 1906 and the last was Deputy Sheriff Andrew John Mazur in 2003. No Greenville County law enforcement officer has died in the line of duty in a decade. Seven died during the previous decade.
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Jim Morgan, CEO, Krispy Kreme Headlined Miracle Hill Banquet
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
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Jane Robelot Discusses Media and Politics
- By Press Release
Greenville County Republican women at the Poinsett Club last Thursday remembered Jane Robelot from the Tiger Tailgate Show with Russ Cassell and CBS Morning programming from New York. Now Robelot is anchoring the morning news on WGTK FM 94.5 with Mike Gallagher opposite Cassell on WORD 106.3.
Single when she left the Upstate for the big city, Robelot is now happily married with a 14-year-old son. She has lost none of her southern charm and thrilled her audience with stories about interviews with well-known personalities including Bill and Hillary Clinton,
Robelot has strong family ties to Greenville. Her uncle was Major. Rudolf Anderson, the U-2 Pilot killed during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Annual Minority Health Summit
- By Gilbert Scales
The 7th Annual Greenville Health System Minority Health Summit was held at the Bi-Lo Center on Saturday.
The focus of this year’s event was obesity and the toll it takes on African-Americans in Greenville County.
“Greenville County alone has a 67% obesity rate – yet weight has a way of faking us out,” said Summit Organizer Melinda Hudson Gillispie, BSN, RN, Coordinator GHS Community Relations. “Most of us may think we could ‘stand to lose a few pounds,’ but very few of us realize where we actually stand in relationship to being obese or overweight.”
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