Our Local Columnists
Read The Guest Columns
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:35 PM
Environmental Education Association Honors Two Greenville County Residents PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Majors   
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00


Two Greenville County residents were honored last weekend by the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina at their 2014 Annual Conference held at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center at Seabrook Island, S.C. Greenville County Councilman Joe Dill was named Legislative Official of the year.

Joe Dill, Greenville County Council member, is a leader in conservation efforts in Greenville County. He has worked tirelessly, both within the Council by passing legislation, and by serving on environmental boards in the Upstate. His passion for the environment is most notably shown in his work to keep our water resources clean. He recognizes the worth of clean water as a natural resource for public health as well as aesthetic reasons. Mr. Dill served as a member of the Reedy River Steering Committee and the Saluda-Reedy Watershed Consortium Advisory Council.

First Foundations Celebrates Classic Marriage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Montgomery Married 77 years


First Foundations, Inc. held a contest to find the Upstate couple that had been married longest. Three finalist couples were the honored guests at a banquet held at the Greenville Hilton on Saturday, June 14.

The finalists were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Larson and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Montgomery.

The winners were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Montgomery, who had married in 1937. They had been married 77 years. The other finalists had been married more than70 years.

Great Scot Parade and Scottish Games Return to Upstate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00
Drum Major Marks 40 Years PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00
Three New Members Join the Winnie Davis 442 UDC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Durham   
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Three-New-Members-442-UDCWinnie Davis Chapter 442, United Daughters of the Confederacy, met on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Museum and Library of Confederate History, 15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC. The hostess for the meeting was Karen Kenyon.

Membership certificates were presented to three new members. Michelle Huddle joined under her Great-great-great-Grandfather Giles Webb who served in Co G, 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Kimberly Huddle also joined under Giles Webb her Great-great-great-great-Grandfather, and Patricia Daniels joined under her Great-great-great-Grandfather Thomas Herrington who served in Co K, 4th Clinch’s Regiment, Georgia Cavalry.

Charlie Porter, Where Is He Now? - Part 2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Moore   
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

Adventures of salt and pepper


Previously, Porter’s love for police work and the pain from the hazards of the career were introduced. The final dangerous moment of Porter’s police career was explained to show how good decisions can lead to bad consequences. For Porter, knowing it is all God’s plan, helps keep back the burden of guilt that can weigh a man down. In this segment we’ll delve into his career battling against drug dealers in Easley as we lead up to where his “wonderful” police career and his love for veterans has taken him today.

Charlie Smith Porter and Charlie Perry Austin were partnered in Easley and they quickly started making a name for themselves through scores of drug cases through hard work. They developed a reputation and a nickname, Salt and Pepper. They would work their regular shifts and then they would put in extra hours staking out known drug spots.

Charlie Porter, Where Is He Now? - Part 1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Moore   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

Charlie-Porter---CopAs Charlie Porter reflects back on his life, he believes that he had the most wonderful police career any human being could ever have.  Police work, to him, was like a preacher’s calling. It was what he did, and he was so good at it.

“I just had a sense for [police work]. I just had a feeling,” said Porter.

Those “feelings” didn’t keep Porter from danger, they led him right to it. It’s hard to remember exactly, but Porter knows his broken bone count is in-between 12 and 17. Taking into count all of the little bones in his feet and hands, along with the big ones, 17 bones is a good guess on how many Porter has crushed. During the course of his duties Porter has also ruined his spine and damaged his brain stem.


Page 10 of 29

Site Developed & Designed by James Spurck & Maintained by The Times Examiner
© 2017 Copyright • Greenville, SC