Before AA popped up in every town in America, and addiction treatment centers became commonplace, alcoholics poured into the SC State Hospital with some frequency.
Greer veteran Frank Tooley has quite the story to tell, and not all of it is pleasant.
Tooley spent time as a Prisoner of War during the Korean War, captured by the Chinese who invaded North Korea and took over prison camps.
“A guy knocked the devil out of me with a rifle butt,” Tooley recalls.
The Creative Advancement Center (CAC) honored its sponsors during the 11th annual Awards Luncheon last Friday.
Greer High graduate Miley White is getting set to launch a traveling obstacle course for dogs and their owners.
Set for June 15, from 8 a.m. to noon, the inaugural UltiMutt Race will start at the Greer High School cross country course, located at 3000 East Gap Creek Road in Greer.
Greer Pet Idol brought dogs and their two-legged owners downtown on Tuesday, May 21.
Dogs and handlers competed last weekend at the Skyhoundz World Qualifiers on the lower ball field at Century Park for one of 22 spots in the World Championships, which will be held in September. For more information, visit skyhoundz.com/competition.
Needmore residents are honoring a volunteer who spent the last 16 years teaching a Bible Study at the local community center.
Rev. Jerome Franklin, who will soon be moving to Florida to be closer to family, has been serving with the Senior Action at the Needmore Center for the better part of two decades.
With roots dating back to the 1700s, Wellford has become known as a close-knit community where everyone knows everyone.
David Gist was born and raised in the area.
“It’s an old town,” Gist said. “When it was established, they used to call it merchant’s row. That was before my time. That was a long time ago.”
A small town situated in the Middle Tyger area of Spartanburg County, Lyman has found its identity as a well-kept mill village that continues to attract residents and visitors alike.
“It’s a mill town,” said Wanda Fowler, founding director of Middle Tyger Community Center (MTCC) in 1998.
A railroad community, Duncan is a quiet, friendly small town with residents calling the area home for multiple generations.
“Duncan’s kind of unique,” said longtime firefighter Barry Frost, who was born and raised in Duncan. “Duncan was started because of the railroad track, a true railroad community, [it] didn’t have a mill.”