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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Sales of VARSITY’s Bible In Stories Leads to Summer Success for Students

Vacations, internships, making money, and ministry in the summer are areas that concern college students. I happen to be one of those college students. About two years ago I decided to chase my dream of going to graduate school. My first question was typical, How am I going to pay for college? My dad pastored a small church, and I was pretty broke. The stories are countless of college students who are unable to return to school or drowning in debt upon graduation, and I did not want to be one of those stories.

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Farron Hancox and Lisa Price presented awards during the "I'll Be Home for Christmas" Banquet at Wisdom in Living Life Training Center. ~ Photo by Bob Dill
A catered dinner and a variety of deserts, including the favorite banana pudding, were followed by a parade of individuals freed from addiction after training by the Wisdom in Living Life Ministry. They rejoiced in telling their experiences that included rising from addiction to illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol and pornography and beginning a new life, never again returning to the life of drugs, crime and broken families.

They were attending the annual “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” banquet at the Wisdom in Living Life Ministry Training Center located at 12408 A Old White Horse Rd., in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.

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Gun Pointed at Officer Shot from Suspect’s Hand

Captain John P. Gardner, Travelers Rest Police Department. ~ photo courtesy Travelers Rest Police Depart.Only in the early Western movies featured on Saturdays in small town theaters did the heroes shoot the pistols from the hands of the outlaws. That is only until recently when Capt. John Gardner of the Travelers Rest Police Department observed a man who had been threatening suicide for more than an hour point a handgun at one of Travelers Rest’s Finest. Surprise! Surprise! One shot by Capt. Gardner who entered a door on the flank of the suspect and the handgun was on the floor and the hand that held the gun had only a small scratch.

The Medal of Valor, the first awarded by Chief Lance Crowe, was for Captain John Gardner’s actions on October 31/November 1, 2009 when officers responded to a man threatening suicide with a pistol. Officers spoke with the suspect for over an hour as the suspect held a gun to his head. The suspect repeatedly waved the gun around and pointed it directly at the officers, refusing repeated commands to put it down.

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Harp Cover
Heather and Raquelle Sheen, the harp duo known as Joyful Harps, have recently released a new CD called Joyful Harps Yesteryear. This is their sixth CD and, like all the others, features their original arrangements for twin Celtic harps.

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