Two hundred forty three walkers braved the rain in downtown Greer Sunday afternoon to participate in the Upstate “Out of the Darkness” walk.  The event is the primary annual fundraiser for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP), which has raised more than $20,000 this year in its Upstate chapter.

Walking ‘Out of the Darkness’

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Editor’s note: The following speech was written and delivered by Trez Clarke at Sunday’s “Out of the Darkness Walk.”  Clarke is a mental health educator who worked for Mental Health America for seven years.  Today, she speaks to churches, civic groups and businesses about such topics as grief, suicide prevention and stress management.  Clark

Lyman Police Chief Jay Hayes, left, was sworn in at a recent town council meeting.

Lyman swears in police chief

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New Police Chief Jay Hayes was sworn in during Lyman’s town council meeting on Monday night.

Council appointed Hayes to serve as interim police chief following former Police Chief Terry Richards’ resignation.

Richards’ departure came after council received a letter accusing Richards of an affair.

New officers installed

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The Kiwanis Club of Greer (Carolinas District Division 22) named new officers at the Sept. 25 meeting. Lt. Gov. John Helfrich insalled Steve Blackwell as president, Ron Spradlin as vice president and Charmaine Helfrich as secretary and interim treasurer.


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