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Headline: City of Mauldin appoints new Community Development Director, J.R. Charles

Date: July 12, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

During its July 5, 2022 meeting, the Mauldin City Council appointed J.R. Charles to serve as the City’s Community Development Director. Charles replaces former Community Development Director Van Broad, who retired earlier this year. Charles is responsible for collaborating with City officials and businesses to attract and retain economic inve...

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Headline: COUNTYBANK’S SBA DEPARTMENT PASSES $100 MILLION IN LOAN CLOSINGS

Date: July 12, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Greenwood, S.C. — Countybank’s SBA department reached a significant milestone since its launch five years ago as it passed more than $100 million in loan closings.  The SBA lending program was launched in May 2017 and was awarded preferred lender status in 2018. Countybank is currently ranked #1 in SBA 7(a) loan volume in South Ca...

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Headline: QUILT EXHIBIT Fountain Inn Museum

Date: June 6, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Fountain Inn – Dictionary.com states that a quilt is, “A warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of stitching, typically applied in a decorative design.” That sterile definition hardly covers (excuse the pun) the tenderness and careful artistry that goes into one of these uniq...

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Headline: Simpsonville Appoints New Arts Center Manager

Date: June 6, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

The City of Simpsonville has welcomed Melissa Sturgis as the new Arts Center Manager. She has extensive theater, special events coordination, media/community relations, and related arts experience. Melissa was the successful candidate out of a field of excellent and highly qualified individuals. According to Mayor Shewmaker, “The City is conf...

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Headline: Mauldin Fire Department celebrates groundbreaking of new headquarters

Date: June 6, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

MAULDIN, SC – The City of Mauldin Fire Department celebrated the groundbreaking of its new headquarters on Plant Street off West Butler Road on May 27. City of Mauldin Mayor Terry Merritt, Fire Chief Brian McHone and Public Safety Committee Chairperson Carol King were among those in attendance. “Our current station has served the Cit...

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Headline: Enjoy Summer Evenings of Food, Music, and Fun at the Mauldin Cultural Center

Date: June 6, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

MAULDIN, SC – The Mauldin Cultural Center is kicking off its summer season with Beachin’ Fridays! The Beachin’ Fridays summer music series begins on May 27th and lasts through July 29th. Concerts are held every Friday at 7PM, rain or shine, at the Mauldin Cultural Center’s Outdoor Amphitheater (or inside the Cultural Center&...

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Headline: Avoid Summer Health & Safety Hazards

Date: June 6, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Many families will spend the upcoming holidays traveling, grilling out, or diving into the nearest body of water. However, Bon Secours experts are warning you to take the proper precautions to avoid an unexpected trip to the emergency room.  “Memorial Day isn’t just the unofficial kickoff to summer. It’s also known as the st...

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Headline: VFW to Place Flags on Veterans Graves

Date: May 9, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

For Memorial Day, the Simpsonville VFW Post 1845 will be placing American flags, at no cost, on the veterans’ graves at Simpsonville City Cemetery, Cannon Memorial Cemetery, and Graceland East Memorial Cemetery Park. If you know of a veteran whose gravesite DOES NOT identify him or her as a veteran, please let us know at flags4vets1@yahoo.com...

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Headline: Fountain Inn Museum

Date: May 9, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Ted Vincent Mahaffey and his wife Shirley of Marion, NC, attended a recent reception at the Fountain Inn Museum for the families of artists featured in the exhibit,Fountain Inn’s 20th-Century Artists.  A native of Laurens, Mr. Mahaffey worked for a time at The Fountain Inn Tribune.  He painted this portrait of editor Mark Nelson as...

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Headline: Oleta Williams Griffith

Date: May 9, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Oleta Lavere Williams Griffith, age 86 of Ellijay, GA, passed away peacefully with her family on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Parkside Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Calhoun, GA. Oleta was born on December 11, 1935 in Borden Springs, AL, daughter of the late William Frank Williams and Nellie Sue Williams Hulsey. In addition to her parents,...

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Headline: Mauldin Sports center announces Survival of the Fittest winners

Date: April 11, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Mauldin Sports Center just finished hosting their Annual Survival of The Fittest challenge. This challenge is designed to help participants achieve any goal—big or small—over a 6-week period. Participants attended 3 different group fitness classes outside of the mandatory Saturday class and participated in weekly challenges to learn cor...

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Headline: Obituary - Donald “Don” Brian Cashin

Date: April 11, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Donald Brian Cashin, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 25, 2022. Don is survived by his wife, Sharon; his son Matthew Cashin (Laura) and grandchildren Sarah and Daniel of Florence, South Carolina; his sister, Jane Cashin Murphy of Simpsonville, South Carolina and her son, Jack Murphy of Nashville, Tennessee. Don was preceded ...

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Headline: Hughes Investments announces The Junkyard coming to Bridgeway Station

Date: March 21, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Hughes Investments, Inc. is excited to welcome The Junkyard to BridgeWay Station.  The Junkyard is uniquely positioned to offer the best group fitness classes in BridgeWay and beyond, as they are the only HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) studio in the world that uses treadmills, cycles, rowers, and a functional lifting station. The wid...

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Headline: Obituary

Date: March 21, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Jesse Edward Major, 68, of Greenville, SC, passed away at home on March 5th after a brief illness. He was born in Greenville to the late Ruth Ravan Major and Edward Major. He graduated from Carolina High School and had continuing education through the South Carolina Fire Academy. Jess spent his career in the service of his community through the fir...

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Headline: Countybank holds “Simply Rolling Out The Arts” event in Simpsonville

Date: March 21, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Countybank recently partnered with the City of Simpsonville and the Simpsonville Arts Foundation to host an event celebrating the grand opening of Countybank’s commercial loan office in Simpsonville. The “Simply Rolling Out the Arts in Simpsonville” event was held at the new Simpsonville Arts Center and featured music, hors d&rsqu...

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Headline: Seize the day - don't miss Disney's Newsies!

Date: February 22, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

The Mauldin Youth Theatre and the Mauldin Theatre Company are teaming up to bring Disney's Newsies to the stage! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the...

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Headline: Lester Howell Riddle

Date: February 22, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Lester Howell Riddle Lester Howell Riddle, 65, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Mr. Riddle was born in Simpsonville to the late Thomas Donald “Don” Riddle, Jr. and Sarah Griffith Riddle.  He was a member of Fountain Inn First Baptist Church and spent most of his life as a dairy farmer.  He enjoyed...

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Headline: Ronald Calvin Colombe Sr

Date: February 22, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Ronald Calvin Colombe Sr Ron passed away peacefully in Hospice of Dayton on Feb 12, 2022. Ron was born on January 7, 1945 in Deckerville Hospital to the late Marion and Nels Colombe. He attended Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School, Class of 1963, where he was the Salutatorian, and Captain of the football team.  After graduation, he ...

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Headline: Obituary - Sarah Ruth Griffith Riddle

Date: January 25, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Sarah Ruth Griffith Riddle, 86, widow of Thomas Donald “Don” Riddle, Jr., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Sarah Ruth Griffith Riddle Mrs. Riddle was born in Mauldin to the late Horace Griffith and Ruby Estelle Howell Griffith.  She was a member of Fountain Inn First Baptist Church and the Faye Womack S...

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Headline: Hughes Investments welcomes Poogan’s Southern Kitchen to Bridgeway Station

Date: January 25, 2022 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Editor's note: "One of our favorite restaurants in Charleston has been Poogan's Porch. Always a favorite stop for that good ole' Southern Shrimp & Grits. Welcome to Mauldin."  Hughes Investments, Inc. is thrilled to welcome Poogan’s Southern Kitchen to BridgeWay Station. An iconic brand in the restaurant and hospitality indust...

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Headline: Obituary - Robert M. Case

Date: November 22, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Mills River – Robert McQueen Case, 94, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021 at the Laurels of Hendersonville. Mr. Case was born in Paris Mountain, SC to the late Ervin and Hattie Pack Case.  He was also preceded in death by five brothers; Charles, Raymond, Thomas, L.D. and Cecil and three sisters; Ruby, Marjorie Ruth “Tootsie&rdqu...

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Headline: Obituary - Roger & Edith LeGros

Date: November 22, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

GREENVILLE - Roger Frank LeGros and Edith “Faye” Holliman LeGros peacefully entered into eternal rest together on October 27, 2021. On October 11, 2021, they celebrated 35 years of marital bliss and were hopelessly devoted to one another. Together, they enjoyed the life they built in Greenville, SC, and were considered beloved members o...

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Headline: Christmas Parades set for Fountain Inn, Fork Shoals, Mauldin and Simpsonville

Date: November 22, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Simpsonville’s Christmas Parade  Simpsonville’s Christmas Parade Presented by Weichert, Realtors - Shaun & Shari Group On Sunday, December 5, 2021 the Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Simpsonville will proudly host Simpsonville’s Annual Christmas Parade, Presented by Weichert Realtors – ...

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Headline: Extensive Veterans Month Celebration In Fountain Inn

Date: November 22, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

The Fountain Inn Museum is the focal point for a month-long salute to those who served with US Armed Forces. With displays ranging from a Civil War cannon to authentic Revolutionary War uniforms, the exhibit opens  on November 1 and will run through the end of the month.  Spotlighting military history from 1776 to contemporary times, the ...

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Headline: Simpsonville City Council Candidates

Date: October 11, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Every two years half of the seats on the Simpsonville City Council are up for election.  In 2019, voters chose the Mayor and those who would take Council seats for Wards 1, 3, and 5.  On November 2nd, Simpsonville voters will be determining who represents Wards 2, 4, and 6.   Simpsonville City Council Seats – like those f...

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Headline: Salute to Veterans

Date: October 11, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

6th Annual SC Veterans Upstate Salute Returns to Fluor Field on Sunday, November 7th Highlighted by Performance by Jefferson Starship  The Drive are excited to team up with fellow Upstate Veterans Alliance partners General Electric, Prisma Health, and Michelin for the 6th Annual SC Veterans Upstate Salute! You're invited to join us in this FR...

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Headline: Larry M Greer Charity Invitational Golf Outing

Date: September 24, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

The Larry M. Greer Foundation invites you to the 1st Annual Larry M. Greer Charity Invitational! Join us for a day to celebrate Larry’s favorite sport on a beautiful fall golf outing day in October at Green Valley Country Club in Greenville, S.C. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and meandering through the natural terrain ...

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Headline: Jones Mill to be reconstructed and preserved

Date: August 20, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

A Short History of Jones Mill The first grist mill on Big Durbin Creek was built around 1813 for John Bruce (d. 1818), a veteran of the American Revolution, who also ran a sawmill and woolen mill. The present mill, built before 1860, is made of heart pine, with a granite foundation. It was built for Jesse K. Stone (1825-1899), and the mill was kno...

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Headline: Fountain Inn HS returns after 64 years

Date: August 20, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Editor’s Note: Fountain Inn Mayor GP McLeer graciously accepted our invitationto present his Mayoral Minutes as a dedication to the Fountain Inn High School opening.  As of August 17 of this year Fountain Inn has its own high school again, a dream over 60 years in the making.  In 1957, Hillcrest High School opened and all of ...

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Headline: Obituary

Date: August 14, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Cecilia Pauline Chalmers, 84, of Simpsonville, SC, formerly of Bedford and Goffstown, NH died July 12, 2021 surrounded by her family. Born in Manchester, NH on December 9, 1936, she was the daughter of John Louis and Marie Louise (Gagne) Ackley. She was educated in the Manchester school system. Prior to retirement, she had worked as an administrati...

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Headline: Simpsonville Fire Station 6 ribbon-cutting held

Date: August 9, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Simpsonville, S.C. — The City of Simpsonville held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fire Station 6 on May 28 with both city and county representatives in attendance. Greenville County Council members Lynn Ballard and Butch Kirven joined Simpsonville City Council members Lou Hutchings, Sherry Roche and Mayor Paul Shewmaker at 1401 Jonesville Roa...

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Headline: Fountain Inn Natural Gas reaches milestone!

Date: August 9, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Tara Gouin,  Our 10,000th Customer As the City of Fountain Inn experiences tremendous growth, so does its gas department, Fountain Inn Natural Gas.  Founded in 1954 to serve the residents and businesses of Fountain Inn, it has grown very rapidly in the past few years to reach the 10,000 customers mark this Spring. To celebr...

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Headline: 40th Anniversary of the Ware Shoals Catfish Feastival recognized by the S.C. House of Representatives

Date: July 23, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

South Carolina Rep. Stewart Jones, presented a proclamation to the organizers of the Ware Shoals Catfish Feastival in celebration of their 40th anniversary. The resolution was introduced in the house on April 27, 2021, The event was held on May 26 – 29, 2021 in the town square in the city of Ware Shoals. The text of the resolution reads as fo...

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Headline: Fireman Bruce Creamer volunteers to do traffic/parking control at Cedarhurst Event

Date: June 18, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

The Fork Shoals Historical Society contacted Dunklin Fire Rescue District several weeks ago to discuss the upcoming McCullough Cedarhurst mansion viewing. According to Chief Creamer, “Jim Scott, the society’s president, asked if we could attend the event and assist with parking. We gladly accepted the invitation to ensure that the Histo...

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Headline: Obituaries

Date: May 21, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Bonita Irene Schulz Bonita Irene (Beyers) Schulz, 77, of Middletown, wife of the late Lester Bernard Schulz, died Thursday May 6, 2021 at Portland Care and Rehab Center.  She was born in New Britain, CT daughter of Francis and Helen (Gut) Beyers. She attended Woodrow Wilson High School and retired to Simpsonville, SC where she and Lester live...

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Headline: Simpsonville Planning Commission to hear proposed amendment

Date: May 21, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

The Simpsonville Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday June 1, at 6:30 PM at City Hall. One of the items under consideration is a proposed amendment to city ordinances that would require any applicant to the Planning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals to provide written notification by mail to all adjoining or immediately adjacent property ow...

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Headline: BRIDGEWAY STATION GROUNDBREAKING

Date: April 27, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Hughes Investments, Inc. and the City of Mauldin hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony at 11:00AM on Thursday April 8, 2021 to commemorate the commencement of construction at BridgeWay Station, an immersive master planned, mixed-use development in Mauldin, South Carolina. The Honorable Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina, United States Senator Li...

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Headline: Hunters Woods... Easter In The Park

Date: April 27, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Hunters Woods neighborhood children enjoy a beautiful Easter party with an egg hunt, Easter hat contest, crafts and games. ...

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Headline: Remembering John

Date: April 5, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Columbia, South Carolina  The funeral service for Dr. John Locke Edwards, 70, of Columbia, was held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 5637 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212 at noon. Private entombment will follow at Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The Reverend Joseph M. Crump officiated. John was ...

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Headline: Local Elected officials graduate from Municipal Assn. Institute

Date: March 27, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Fountain Inn Mayor GP McLeer   Fountain Inn Councilmember Anthony Cunningham Fountain Inn Councilmember Anjeanette Dearybury, and Simpsonville Mayor Paul Shewmaker graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government.  Fountain InnCouncilmemberAnjeanette Dea...

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Headline: U.S. House of Representatives

Date: March 27, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

The accompanying letter is a reply from our South Carolina State Representative Garry Smith in regards to congressional bill HR-1 that is being debated in the U.S. Congress. Fourth District Congressman William Timmons responded to Representative Smith’s letter and offered his appreciation for his support. Representative Timmons vot...

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Headline: Remembering Isaiah

Date: March 26, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

“Let’s play Monopoly!” Isaiah treasured spending time with the family, sitting around the table playing board games. He even helped us create a double-boarded version of Scrabble. Isaiah also enjoyed playing chess, card games, and puzzles. He was competitive, but fun.  Isaiah was our source of comedy, being able to do impres...

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Headline: Mauldin Recreation teams win state tournaments

Date: March 26, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

The City of Mauldin and Mauldin Recreation Department are extremely proud of the players and families in our basketball program.  We placed a team in all 6 age divisions for the SCAP Tournaments.  This is the first time we have been able to place a team in all 3 age divisions of the boys and the girls.  We are proud to acknowledge th...

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Headline: Groundbreaking Held for New Mauldin ALDI Discount Supermarket

Date: March 26, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Mauldin continued its string of exciting announcements in February, with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new ALDI Supermarket. That is really good news, but the location makes the news even better:  the new ALDI store will be located on three acres at the corner of North Main Street and White Drive, which puts it just across the street from t...

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Headline: In Rememberance - Susan Warren Waldron Burks

Date: February 21, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Susan Warren Waldron Burks was born on February 13, 1951 in Harrisonburg VA., daughter of Elmo and Lillian Waldron. She grew up in Greensboro, NC, where she attended Grimsley High School and later attended Meredith College in Raleigh NC.  Susan had an infectious personality. She loved to laugh and make those around her happy. She enjoyed sing...

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Headline: COVID-19 Vaccine information

Date: January 21, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Prisma Health would like to make sure that you have the information you need to stay informed about the COVID-19 vaccine. Note: You MUST have an appointment through the CDC’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) with a QR code to be vaccinated at one of our sites. Phase 1a and individuals age 70+ are eligible for the COVID-19 vac...

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Headline: Council commits to contractor for Arts Center renovation

Date: January 21, 2021 by The Simpsonville Sentinel

Simpsonville City Council moved the arts center renovation forward Tuesday by unanimously approving a notice of intent to award a contract for the project to Central Interiors. Council voted 7-0 at its first business meeting of 2021 to approve the notice presented by City Administrator Dianna Gracely, who said the City was required to select the c...

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