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Mauldin Senior Center news

(March 15, 2018) 4 ENEVITABLE CONSEQUENCES OF LIFETuesday, March 20 11:00 am You will have fun with the magic (tricks) and humor! Steven Sanders and July Melograna will discuss senior entitlements such as the "Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension". This is money that is available when the veteran or spouse of a veteran may need long term care. Up to $1800 a month. Also new laws that have been passed in SC that will help all to protect what they have that few people have heard about. You will enjoy the fun and entertainment as well as the information that ...Read More

Mauldin Senior Center news

(March 15, 2018) Dorothy was born in Sparta Tn. in June of 1926. She is the oldest of 5children. She met her husband, August Zvara in Michigan and had 2 daughters and now has 4 grandchildren and 8 great grands. Dorothy was a book keeper for A & P grocery store.After retiring, She and Gus moved to Lakeland Fl. to spend the winters and the summers at their cottage on MacDonald Lake in the upper Peninsula of Michigan where she loved to fish and pick wild berries to make jam.Dorothy moved to Mauldin in 2004 to be close to her family. ...Read More

Peacock Strides Race held March 3rd

(March 15, 2018) The 9th Annual Peacock STRIDES for Babies 5K race took place on Saturday, March 3rd, with more than 150 runners helping to raise funds to support research and treatment options to combat Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Race results have been made available online, while medals were awarded directly following the race. The overall winners for men were Dennis Funk in third place; Zackery Carver in second; and Jonathan Fenske in first place. For women's overall placement, Marcia Simmons placed third; Tara Ann Garrett second; and McKenzie Amacher placed first. Organized by Matthew and Jodi Ware, whose daughter ...Read More

How to Have Safer Communities and Healthier Dogs

(March 15, 2018) The recent dog attack in Simpsonville involving the animal control officer illustrates one of the major problems with chaining/tethering dogs for long periods of time. Although that particular dog was not chained at a house at the time of the attack, I am almost certain that is the way he lived his life. The way he was restrained inside the car was with a logging chain. According to a study, tethered dogs are nearly three times more likely to bite or attack than dogs that aren’t tethered. Dogs are social animals and when tied up outside suffer ...Read More

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Keeping Our Kids Safe: A Reminder

(March 15, 2018) Since last month’s senseless killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I’ve gotten a lot of questions from a lot of parents, and understandably so. Although I can’t talk about specific security protocols, I can say that we have well-trained police officers vigilantly watching our kids and their schools.  It not a cushy job for them. It’s serious business, and these special officers treat it that way.I introduced them here in a November 2016 op-ed titled “A Different Kind of Police ...Read More

A Valentine’s Day Story

(February 15, 2018) Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn't the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made ...Read More

When history is worth repeating

(February 15, 2018) When the winter meeting of the Greenville County Historical Society was held in February 1963, State Archives Director Dr. Charles Lee discussed the “Genealogy of South Carolina Public Records” with Society members in the Parish Hall of Christ Church. He described “the increasing complexity of archival materials, and the difficulties and challenges of collecting, cataloging, and preserving the records in the South Carolina Archives.” Dr. Lee’s preservation message still resonates today. Saving something historic is one challenge while preserving it is another entirely. Whether it is documents, an oral history or structures and ...Read More

Teacher Jeremy Bell, current pastor at New Hope Baptist Church, doctoral student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and former marine has taught with Good News Club for several years.

Good News Club shines at Bethel Elementary

(February 15, 2018) On most Tuesdays throughout the school year, starting around 2:00 p.m., the Bethel Elementary School cafeteria becomes home to Good News Club, a Bible club designed for first through fifth graders.  Just before students arrive, fifteen volunteers from local churches including Rocky Creek Baptist, New Hope Baptist, and First Baptist of Mauldin prepare tables with name cards, snacks, and activity sheets and then gather into a tight circle to pray for the sixty-five or more children who attend the weekly event.  Parents complete a parental permission form so that their children can be part of ...Read More

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Mauldin Senior Center news

(February 15, 2018) Avis Bourisaw was born in Cadet, Missouri in July of 1927. She moved to St. Louis, Missouri in the 1940’s and was recruited to be a “Rosie the Riveter” due to her petite size and fierce determination to support her country. Unbeknownst to her employer, she fibbed her age to obtain the job! After the war, she met her husband, Tony Bourisaw and raised six beautiful children. They both retired in 1986 and lived their golden years in Lakeland, Florida. Avis and Tony were married for Sixty-Four years and have a total of nine grandchildren ...Read More

Mauldin Senior Center news

(February 15, 2018) UPCOMING EVENTSLADIES TEAThur., Feb.22—2:00 pm The Julie Valentine Center is a private, non-profit organization that provides free, confidential services to victims of sexual assault and child abuse. They educate the community on how to identify, respond to, and prevent sexual violence and child abuse. Their mission statement and philosophy provide the framework for all of the services. We serve cake and hot tea. SIGN UP IN THE OFFICE AND LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT FRUIT INSTEAD OF CAKE.HANDS ON CPR Tues. March 6 - 11:00 Hands Only CPR is a nationwide initiative ...Read More

About Your New Year’s Resolution…

(February 15, 2018) Every year, I make a resolution not to make more resolutions, but for some inexplicable reason and without fail, I do it anyway.What about you? Did you make any resolutions for the new year? How’s it going? The second Friday of January is known as “Quitter’s Day,” because according to various studies, that’s the most popular day for people to fall off the resolution wagon. In other words, if you’re still plugging away at your promise to yourself now that we’re in February, congratulations. You’...Read More

Inn the Know

(February 15, 2018) Fountain Inn has a bright future and has a lot of assets that set us apart from our surrounding communities. However, without a doubt, two of our greatest treasures are our downtown and the special events we hold throughout the year. Vacancies in downtown are starting to become a thing of the past and we are announcing our 2018 Special Events Schedule!  Just right around the corner, we start the season off with “The Lucky 44 Celebration,” a St. Patrick’s Day event for the whole family! On March 17th from 2:00 to 5:00 ...Read More

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Simpsonville Garden Club Mission: Clean and Green in 2018!

(January 23, 2018) If you want to help create a healthier South Carolina, you won’t want to miss a special presentation on reducing solid waste and recycling at the January 16th meeting of the Simpsonville Garden Club.  Why is waste a problem and what are some things we can all do to make less waste are two questions Jane Hiller, Director of Education at Sonoco Recycling in Columbia, SC, will answer in her presentation. A graduate of DePaul University, Ms. Hiller directs the Sonoco Recycling Education Center, helping area municipalities, businesses, agencies, schools and congregations establish and sustain successful recycling ...Read More

PGC Holiday Party Hostesses Sandy Sewell, Donna Jones, Donna Hopkins, and Kathryn Dansby.

The Powdersville Garden Club plans new year with holiday get-together

(January 23, 2018) The Powdersville Garden Club held their annual Holiday luncheon at Fatz Cafe in Easley on December 5th, 2017.  A fun time was had by all.  One of the highlights of the Christmas season and holiday giving for the Club is giving to those in the community in need.  Powdersville Garden Club has given to various charity projects over the years, and the members have generously and graciously made it possible again.   For the 2017-2018 year, the Powdersville Garden Club gave to the following five charities:   • Shut In's/ Church Program, sponsored by ...Read More

The Sock Mountain


(January 23, 2018) It’s winter!  With one of the coldest spells we have endured in years covering the state, many are enduring hardships.  The Bonnes Amies Club of Piedmont helped prepare local families for the icy blast.  After collecting during the fall, the Sock Blast Sock Hop brought in socks for needy families and homeless friends.   The Bonnes Amies’ first socks for the homeless collection drive was extremely successful!  After the Sock Hop ended the pile of socks was a mountain, not a mole hill!  Over 4,000 pairs of socks of all ...Read More

Robin in the snow

How Birds SURVIVE WINTER …………and how we can HELP

(January 23, 2018) While year-round bird feeding is a source of enjoyment for our family, nothing beats the rewards of winter feeding.  There is no better time to view wild birds than winter.  The bare trees provide very little camouflage, which makes bird activities more visible.  Winter is a very fragile time for wild birds, and not all birds survive it.  Birds that winter over have acquired some adaptive behaviors that help them survive, but they also rely on humans for survival during these crucial months.  Wild birds have many different ways to stay warm and conserve ...Read More

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Winter Hazards for Pets

(January 23, 2018) As temperatures begin to drop  this winter, it’s important to take your pets safety into consideration. Many people believe that since their pet has a fur coat they are able to withstand the cold better than humans. This is not the case. Like us, animals are accustomed to the warmth of the indoors and the cold weather can be as hard on them as it is on people.   Cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level and health. Long-haired or thick-coated dogs tend to ...Read More

Blooming Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Plant of the month Edgeworthia Chrysantha

(January 23, 2018) Edgeworthia chrysantha is a wonderful, very fragrant 8’ X 8’ shrub that blooms in January!  It is a prized plant among gardeners. Daphne is in the same family, but Edgeworthia is a much less finicky plant to grow.  The tropical summer leaves drop in December to reveal silvery flower buds that open from mid January to early April. Early butterflies and emerging  bees use it as a nectar source in Spring. See it blooming in local nurseries now!.♦  ...Read More

Lillie at her 100th birthday party

Lillie 'Zoree' McCall Ariail Hester celebrates 100th birthday

(January 23, 2018) Lillie 'Zoree' McCall was born on October 18, 1917 to parents Shufford McCall and Lula Sullivan McCall.  She married Jesse Thomas Ariail and they had three children. She has many grandchildren to great-great-great grandchildren.  After her husband Jesse passed away, she later married Ralph Hester.  She has lived most of her life in the Simpsonville area.  She has attended church all her life.  She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Five Forks, and is currently a member of Fork Shoals Baptist Church.  The early years for the ...Read More

I Can’t Say. Here’s Why.

(January 23, 2018) ldquo;What’s happening with ____________________?” “I can’t say.”“When is _______________________ coming to Mauldin?”“I can’t say.”“Will we ever get a _____________________ in Mauldin?”“I can’t say.”The phrase, “I can’t say,” has become more ingrained as a part of my speech over the past four years, and although I wish I didn’t have to say it, it means that things are happening in Mauldin.“Why can’t you ...Read More

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Winter Chautauqua program “George Washington – COURAGE”

(January 23, 2018) Nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Ron Carnegie – “the” George Washington at Colonial Williamsburg – performs as the courageous military leader and first President.      Hear the bullets whistle as Washington stands exposed to enemy fire, contemplate certain death if the cause fails, steer a fledgling country clear of danger, and take perhaps the most courageous historic step of all – return to Mt Vernon as a private citizen.  Get ready to flat out be inspired as you meet – George Washington. Fearless in battle and also a canny political genius, Washington could have been King, ...Read More

The new Doctors Care facility grand opening with city officials,  Chamber Staff and employees, at 793 Butler Road     Photo by Bill Pomeroy

Doctors Care facility opens in Mauldin

(January 23, 2018) At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 14, 2017, Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines welcomed Mauldin’s newest business, Doctors Care, to the community.  As part of the ceremony, Mauldin High School Principal, Chris Peake, received a $1000 check from the organization. The new Doctors Care facility, located at 793 Butler Road, adjacent to Bojangles and a short distance from Mauldin High School, covers 4300 square feet and includes 8 exam rooms, a trauma area, laboratory, and x-ray rooms.  Facility hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays-Fridays and 9 a.m. to ...Read More

Kyle and Diane ready to board the Carriage

Fountain Inn christmas carriage ride tradition is a holiday charm

(January 16, 2018) On the very cold night of December 13th, crowds gathered at Fountain Inn’s downtown to experience the charming Christmas carriage ride tradition. At the corner of Trade Street and Main Street, horses picked up loads of locals for a journey towards the neighborhood Inn Circle. It was like stepping onto a movie set of a Christmas film on the Hallmark Channel – smiles were everywhere, speakers played holiday melodies in the street, twinkle lights hung over the road, hot chocolate steamed the air, and carriage riders bundled up close to each other for a spectacular neighborhood light ...Read More

Street Survival Tactics

(January 16, 2018) Welcome to a new year of opportunities Street Survivors. 2018 can be a great opportunity for all of us to begin a new focus on personal and family protective skills. Although 2017 is behind us and many of us have suffered great loses this year, we’ve also learned many lessons, and have a whole year of training and skill development behind us.To begin the new year let’s reflect on my definition of a pirate:  Anyone that wants to highjack your dreams and ransom your future.  If you anaylze your own life, you may ...Read More

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New Year, new opportunities, and thoughts of a new home

(January 16, 2018) Wow…we made it…2018 is finally here!  What are your plans for the year?  Do you need up upgrade for your growing family?  Did you become an empty nester?  Have you been talking for years about getting more land?  Whatever it is that peeks your interest in a move, I’m here to discuss it with you.  It’s a great time to sell because home values are better than before and it’s an amazing time to buy because the interest rates are still low. I’...Read More

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