Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Ceremony

Phoenix---FrontThe 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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Pair Supported by Woodruff Rd. Presbyterian Church

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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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Reed---COUPLE-PORTRAIT-150dpiRosemary 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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SCV-Officers

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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Celebration Launched at Upstate History Museum

BoyScouts---LeadersChicago 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_pot_452-2_gramsOfficer 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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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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