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Bailey Jo Phillips


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Bailey Jo Phillips was crowned Teen Miss Greer 2015 in the Little Miss South Carolina’s (LMSC) Easley, Greer, Pickens County preliminary on Sunday, Nov. 2. Phillips was also crowned both overall queen and color photogenic. The LMSC teen category includes ages 16-19. Phillips, 16, is from Taylors and is a sophomore at Wade Hampton High School.

Vic Campbell blows a horn to make an announcement.

A day on the farm

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Weather postponed Olde Tyme Farm Day, but that didn’t stop hundreds of visitors from stopping by Vic and Gail Campbell’s Log Cabin Farms on Sunday to enjoy a taste of tradition.

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Mandy Ferguson

John L. Thompson biked 81 miles on his 81st birthday, celebrating a lifetime of activity. Thompson currently lives with his wife, Susie, in Taylors.

Thompson gets better with age

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Taylors resident John L. Thompson turned 81 last week, but it wasn’t your typical birthday party.

To celebrate, Thompson cranked out 81 push-ups, grinded through 81 chin-ups and completed an 81-mile bike ride to Lake Greenwood.

“It went well,” he said. “Got it done by about five o’clock, so not a bad day.”

Cindy Phillips, Julia Hoyle, Patty Yoder and Betsy McLeod ,left to right, display some of their favorite rug hooking art. The four are part of a group establishing a Traditional Rug Hooking guild in Greenville.

Hooked on tradition

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Hook by hook, strip by strip, an old wool shirt takes on new life as a tree in a primitive landscape, a playful cat or a decorative snowman.
The options for traditional rug hooking are limited only by the imaginations of an upstate group dedicated to carrying on the historic art form.

A volunteer feeds cane into a horse-drawn mill to make molasses during the event in 2011.

Olde Tyme Farm Day returns

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Horse-drawn plows, molasses making, quilting, butter churning and other bygone traditions are back by popular demand. Gail and Dr. Vic Campbell will once again open their Log Cabin Farm to visitors during Olde Tyme Farm Day on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


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