Markell Nesbitt
A Byrnes High football player passed away at Lake Lyman Monday afternoon. Rising junior Markell Nesbitt, 16, was swimming with friends near Carshalton Drive when he went under the water and did not resurface. Divers were called to the lake at around 1:30 p.m. and found his body later in the day.
The Town of Duncan’s National Night Out event will again take place at Stoneledge Park. The City of Greer will host its  event on Aug. 2 at City Park.
This year’s National Night Out on Aug. 2 will take on special significance for area law enforcement. Greer Police Department plans to move their annual celebration to Greer City Park.
Twenty teams from across the nation decended upon Duncan last Friday and Saturday to participate in the Palmetto State Showdown. Byrnes had three teams in the competition. The Rebels’ A team advanced to the semifinals of the tournament, falling to Woodruff. Boiling Springs claimed the title, going 9-1 as the No. 1 seed. Byrnes was led by sophomore quarterback Brock Carroll and standout wide receiver Demarcus Gregory.
By Billy Cannada Sports Editor Replacing star players is no easy task for any coach, but Greer’s Will Young said his team has some young talent that will put Greer football in contention this season.
The Greer Police Department will graduate its fourth Youth Citizen’s Academy class on Friday. The cadets have spent the past two weeks learning teamwork, leadership and policing methods through the program.
By Billy Cannada Editor The Greer Police Department is hoping to change public perception on policing, and it’s requiring a hands-on approach.
Sgt. Jeff Smith, left, and Sgt. Randle Ballenger greeted members of the community at a prayer service at Greer First Baptist Church Monday afternoon.
Mourning the loss of five Dallas police officers, city leaders and members of the community took an hour to pray Monday afternoon. “It’s just like my grandmother used to tell me -- ‘prayer changes things,’” said Greer Councilman Wayne Griffin, who organized the service alongside Mayor Rick Danner.
Tony Gillespie, Sr.
Tony Gillespie Sr. is ready to take Lyman in a new direction. The former Spartanburg County councilman was sworn into office Monday night, marking a new era for a town that has been without an official mayor since last August.
Markell Nesbitt
The Town of Duncan’s National Night Out event will again take place at Stoneledge Park. The City of Greer will host its  event on Aug. 2 at City Park.
Twenty teams from across the nation decended upon Duncan last Friday and Saturday to participate in the Palmetto State Showdown. Byrnes had three teams in the competition. The Rebels’ A team advanced to the semifinals of the tournament, falling to Woodruff. Boiling Springs claimed the title, going 9-1 as the No. 1 seed. Byrnes was led by sophomore quarterback Brock Carroll and standout wide receiver Demarcus Gregory.
The Greer Police Department will graduate its fourth Youth Citizen’s Academy class on Friday. The cadets have spent the past two weeks learning teamwork, leadership and policing methods through the program.
Sgt. Jeff Smith, left, and Sgt. Randle Ballenger greeted members of the community at a prayer service at Greer First Baptist Church Monday afternoon.
Tony Gillespie, Sr.

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Twenty teams from across the nation decended upon Duncan last Friday and Saturday to participate in the Palmetto State Showdown. Byrnes had three teams in the competition. The Rebels’ A team advanced to the semifinals of the tournament, falling to Woodruff. Boiling Springs claimed the title, going 9-1 as the No. 1 seed. Byrnes was led by sophomore quarterback Brock Carroll and standout wide receiver Demarcus Gregory.

By Billy Cannada

Sports Editor

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Obituaries

David Alan “Elvis” Deane, 65, died July 7, 2016.

A native of Hialeah, Florida, son of the late Raymond E. and Emily Wenk Deane.

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