Costing Every Man, Woman and Child Estimated $1,300 per year

Greenville County Sheriff Steve Loftis and other law enforcement officials have confirmed that a majority of all crimes are committed by individuals involving or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The fallout from addiction and drug abuse  makes up a large portion of the workload of law enforcement, emergency medical personnel and facilities and is a burden on families and county taxpayers.

A study conducted by Tripp Umbach Healthcare Consulting, Inc. estimates that South Carolina spends more than $5 billion annually on substance abuse including criminal justice costs, social services, healthcare, loss of productivity and treatment.

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Home for Christmas with Wisdom in Living Life Ministries

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Winn Freeman and his volunteer staff at Wisdom in Living Life Ministries held their Christmas Banquet at Renfrew Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Each year the ministry brings back former students to tell their stories of how Jesus Christ, through Wisdom in Living Life Ministries saved them from death or life in prison as a drug or alcohol addicted individual who became a criminal to support the addiction.

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Santa, otherwise known as Ed Livengood, spent two evenings at Allen Arms Indoor Range and Gun Shop listening to Christmas wishes from children of all ages. Many of the children and their parents posed with Santa with products for sale.

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The Town Meeting for Seniors was worthwhile and “very informative,” said Billy Rainey, a retired television program host and sales executive. Rainey and his wife Delores attended all 12 sessions of the meeting hosted by Greenville County Probate Judge Debora Faulkner.

The meeting was held at Greenville County Square on the morning of Friday, December 2nd from 8:30 am. until Noon.

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Meeting at County Square to Stress Planning for Future, Preventing Harm to Yourself and Loved Ones, Protecting Your Family and Property

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Greenville County Probate Judge Debora Faulkner has announced and Greenville County County has proclaimed that Friday, December 2,nd 2011, will be “Senior Citizens Day” in Greenville County.

Judge Faulkner has issued a special invitation to all Greenville County Senior Citizens to attend the event at County Square that will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

Judge Faulkner said the Town Hall Meeting for Seniors “will be an event you will not want to miss. You will learn about planning for the future, preventing harm to yourself and your loved ones, and  protecting your family and property.”

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I am not the only person who will remember Saturday, October 29, 2011, forever. My wife, Margie, our friends Janice and Dennis Kinard, and one special officer of the North Carolina Highway Patrol are the ones that come immediately to mind.

That day started out quite harmlessly. I rolled out of bed at 7:00, which is unusually early for a Saturday. I got our slow cooker out and loaded it with two pounds of red beef stew meat plus carrots, parsnips, onions, potatoes, broth, and spices. These would cook on low all day so that when four hungry travelers returned about 5:00 P.M. they could sit down immediately to a delicious, hearty plate of beef stew. What did Robert Burns say about the plans of mice and men?

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Saved Family from Burning House, Aided Driver in Auto Accident

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Greenville County Council declared Tuesday, October 4, 2011, Linda Moody Day in Greenville County. She was presented a framed Proclamation by District 17 Councilman Joe Dill, approved by Council and signed by Chairman Butch Kirven.

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