The Phoenix Academy
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Ceremony
The ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the Phoenix Academy was held Friday, April 30.
The Phoenix Academy is a residential treatment facility for adolescents from the Greenville County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Land for the facility was donated by T. Walt Brasher and the facility was funded by a grant from the State.
The late Senator J. Verne Smith was instrumental in obtaining the state funds totaling $6.2 million for the facility, and Senator Lewis Vaughn followed up on the funding after Senator Smith left the Senate and retired due to a medical condition. A portrait of Senator Smith was unveiled by members of his family and placed in the conference room of the Academy.
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Visiting Missionaries Guests of SCV
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
Pair Supported by Woodruff Rd. Presbyterian Church
Indigenous missionaries to Peru and the Czeck Republic were guests at a recent meeting of the 16th Regiment, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 36 at the Phoenix Inn in Greenville. Alonzo Ramirez of Peru and Pavel Bartos from the Czech Republic are sponsored by Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church and were escorted by Bill Johnson, a member of the church and the SCV.
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Charlie & Rosemary Reed Celebrate 50th Anniversary
- By Malaine Reed
Rosemary and Charlie Reed celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at the home of their daughter, Dianne Dennis, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The celebration was attended by family and friends.
An earlier celebration took place on June 27, 2009, at the home of their daughter, Charlene Cox, of Taylors, South Carolina. This surprise party was given by their daughters and their eight grandchildren (Malaine and Andy Kantra and daughter Grace,
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2010 SCV Newly Elected Officers
- By Bob Dill
From left: Dean Allen, Adjutant; Patrick O’Shields, Assistant Adjutant; David Wright, 2nd Lt. Commander; Larry Waddell, 1st Lt. Commander; Mark Evans, Chaplain; and Jim Bouchillon, Commander administering the oath of office.
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Blue Ridge Council Celebrates Century of Scouting
- By Bob Dill & Gilbert Scales
Celebration Launched at Upstate History Museum
Chicago publisher William Boyce founded the Boy Scouts of America on February 8, 1910. The local celebration of the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts was launched in Upstate, South Carolina, at the Upstate History museum in Greenville, January 9 and 10 with a visit of national Boy Scout leaders and display of two of Norman Rockwell’s famous paintings honoring the service of scouts.
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Baron With Drug Find
- By TRPD Press
Officer Widmer's K-9 partner, Baron, posing with his latest find. Officer Widmer conducted a traffic stop because he had information that the vehicle was bringing a pound of marijuana into our city to sell. Baron alerted on the vehicle and he located the marijuana in the trunk.
Officer Widmer then arrested the car's two occupants, one of whom also had several controlled pills in his possession. That suspect is also wanted by an agency in Virginia and they stated that they will come and get him. The female suspect gave consent to search her residence in Pickens County. Officer Widmer assisted the Pickens County Sheriff's Office in the search and they seized three more pounds of marijuana.
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Leah Hunter selected to 2009-10 Wrangler Division All Star Rodeo Team
- By Bob Dill
Seventh Grader at Blue Ridge Middle Riding since Age 4
The National High School Rodeo Association Wrangler Division, the newest junior high school rodeo program in America has appointed Leah Hunter, daughter of Rock and Jenny Hunter of Greer and a seventh grader at Blue Ridge Middle School, to the NHSRA Wrangler Division All Star Rodeo Team.
The Wrangler Division All-Star Rodeo Team is fashioned after Wrangler’s Champion Pro Rodeo Team.
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