Sheriff-Loftis-AwardOn April 3rd the South Carolina Department of Public Safety held its 8th annual DUI enforcement recognition and 2012 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge Ceremonies in Columbia. Law Enforcement officers and agencies were recognized for their efforts in 2012 to enforce that state’s DUI laws by locating and arresting impaired drivers from South Carolina’s roadways.

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Scheduled to open in the Spring of 2013 Greenville County will begin in the next-next-generation bike-sharing program. With several stations located around Downtown, participants will be able to rent bicycles from a B-cycle station and return it to any other B-station when they are done.

B-cycle is the only bike-sharing program that measures the actual distance traveled on each ride and keeps track of the calories burned and the carbon emissions prevented. This service is available for members that sign up online by creating their own personal online profile.

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Let there be no mistake, Greenville County does have a gang problem. The Sheriff’s office has dedicated two officers to deal solely with gang trends and people, and another officer has been dedicated to deal with gangs in school.

Even though it is a problem, the Sheriff’s office is hitting it head-on. In Greenville County there have been no less than 57 documented gangs such as street and biker gangs. Each gang is classified on different levels.

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Luther Conway “Skip” Shelton born March 12, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio, turned 90 this Mar. 12, 2013.

Skip, as he is known, is a decorated WWII veteran and part of what the writer considers the “greatest generation” – those who gave all to save the world from dominance by Germany and Japan.  Skip was raised in Greenville and joined the Air Force in 1943, halfway through the war.  He trained as a pilot in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.   Skip attended bomber school in Washington State and was sent to England later in 1943.

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The Warning Comes from AAA and Several Car Manufacturers. E15 is Coming to a Station near you Soon. Beware! It can Void Your Warranty and Destroy your Engine.

The EPA has approved adding 15 percent alcohol to what is called “regular gas.” It is supposedly fine for use in 2013 models, but very harmful to vehicles manufactured before 2012.

The Obama Administration is pushing it because it complies with their environmentalist agenda. It destroys the older gasoline burning cars they hate and promotes the sale of new small cars such as the Chevy Volt that government pays people to buy.

Fox Business reported that E15 is currently being sold in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Motorists are warned to be observant when you pull in to the pump and be sure you are not pumping E15 into a car older than 2012. Several car manufacturers have announced that use of E15 will void warranties in their cars, or that they will  not pay for repairs caused by the alcohol in E15.

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Hobby Lobby president Steve Green addressed an audience of more than 3,000 at Bob Jones University on Feb. 25.

Dr. Bob Jones, III, chancellor of BJU, introduced Green as a man who stands boldly for his faith. “His passion is the Gospel,” Jones said.

Jones also commented on the work Green is doing through Passages, a traveling display of 400 biblical artifacts from the Green Collection of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities. “It’s an exhibit that’s all about the authority, preservation and integrity of the Holy Scriptures,” Jones said. Passages is currently on display in Charlotte, N.C., through March 30.

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23 Years of Outstanding Service to Greenville County

Fair-and-LynchCharlotte McHaffie Lynch has worked for Greenville County for 23 years. She began serving as Executive assistant to the Greenville County Administrator in 1992 and continued in that role for 20 years. In 1995, Charlotte began working as Executive Assistant to the Greenville County Legislative Delegation in addition to working for the County Administrator. For much of the next 18 years, she performed two full-time jobs.

After 23 years of service, Charlotte felt it was time for her to retire. It was a sad occasion when Sen. Mike Fair, Chairman of the Greenville County Legislative Delegation, announced her retirement saying: “Charlotte is a remarkable person, and we will miss her.”

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