Terea-clark-gray-1Teresa Gray, a former librarian at League Academy, has been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is attacking her throat and voice.

Teresa’s son, Clark, is a student at Eastside High School and a lifeguard trained and employed by Greenville County Rec.

On Christmas Eve, Teresa began choking and turned blue. But thanks to his training , Clark knew the Heimlich maneuver and calmly and bravely stepped up and saved his mother.

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American Worker Making More than $60,000 per year, “Your Job is up for Grabs”

A bill before the United States Senate would triple the number of “guest workers” under the H-1B guest worker Visa program, according to testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee recently.

Howard University Professor Ron Hira told the committee that the Senate “I-Squared” bill would triple the number of guest workers for high tech jobs and send a message to American workers making over $60,000 annually that “your job is up for grabs.”

The professor informed the committee that “it is a myth that companies pay guest workers prevailing wages and actively look first for Americans to fill the jobs that are eventually given to H-1B guest workers.”

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The Pendleton Historic Foundation and the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina invite the whole family to “Old Farm Day at Ashtabula” on March 28 from 10 AM – 3 PM.  This one-day festival is a celebration of our rich farming heritage in the Upstate.  Old Farm Day showcases antique tractors, cotton gins, and hit-and-miss engines to demonstrate the historical progression of farming.  Our Ag-venture event not only shows bygone equipment to a new generation, but also allows old-timers to recall farming the way it was.  Whether you’re a city mouse or a country mouse, Old Farm Day will fill your family’s day with fun.  Admission is $5.00 per car.

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More Changes at the Post Office

Many subscribers have called and asked why they no longer get delivery of The Times Examiner on Wednesday.

The short answer is that the Greenville Bulk Mail processing center has eliminated the night shift.

The Times Examiner has changed nothing on our schedule. The paper is finalized on Monday night and sent to the printer early Tuesday morning. It is printed, processed, labeled, sorted and delivered to the Post

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He Carried a Burden in His Heart for Addicts and a Vision of Helping them Move Beyond Recovery

Winn-Freeman---ObitWinn Freeman, 59, Passed away Monday morning, March 9, following a period of declining health.

A native of Bakersfield, California, he was the son of the late Gene and Bette Freeman.

He is survived by his loving and supportive wife of 26 years, Rhonda Freeman, four children and seven grandchildren.

A daughter Candy Freeman and four grandchildren reside in California. A daughter Crystal Hawkins and husband Matthew with three children reside in Charleston, South Carolina.

Sons Johnwinn and Seth Freeman reside in Greenville.

He is also survived by a brother, Stacy Macom.

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CLEMSON — A survey designed by Clemson University researchers to begin to quantify the economic and ecological damage caused by feral hogs will soon start showing up in the mailboxes of many South Carolina farmers and rural landowners.

The survey data will help inform a feral hog-management strategy that will be imparted to landowners across the Southeast through a future series of workshops and outreach efforts.

Past studies indicate that feral hogs cause an estimated $1.2 billion per year of economic damage in the U.S., but there is no data on the damage they are causing in South Carolina.

By filling out and returning the survey, participants can help wildlife management professionals with efforts to control an invasive species that is damaging the state’s natural resources and agricultural infrastructure, said Shari Rodriguez, a Clemson wildlife biologist specializing in wildlife conservation on private lands.

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