GREENVILLE'S PENDLETON PLACE CHILDREN'S SHELTER TOPS SC "ANGEL" CHARITIES IN 2009
WSPA broadcast this report (Disable "HD" function for faster loading) from Dianne Derby during its 6:00 p.m. newscast on November 18, 2009 as South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond released his office's 2009 “Angels and Scrooges” list.The list, started by former Secretary of State Jim Miles, spotlights charities the office identifies as the top 10 best and worst for funding spent on each charity's programs and goals instead of administration.Greenville's Pendleton Place Children's Shelter was recognized this year as one of the state's “Angels” for applying 95% of every dollar it spends to the children it serves.TMPR's own Addy Matney has been involved with Pendleton Place since 2002 and has spent the past 6 years as a member of its board.TMPR would like to congratulate the staff, volunteers, and board of Pendleton Place for this honor and salute them for saving these children who might otherwise fall through the cracks.-----------------------------ORIGINAL AIR DATE: November 18, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. EST©2009 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General company. All rights reserved.
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BOILING SPRINGS FIRE CHIEF GERALD LUKER RETIRES
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS TO OVERSEE OPERATIONS WHILE SUCCESSOR SELECTED
(November 6, 2009 / Greenville, SC) Commissioners with Greenville County’s Boiling Springs Fire District announced that Chief Gerald Luker has retired.
Chief Luker joined Boiling Springs in 1984 after serving the Gantt Fire, Sewer and Police District beginning in 1974.
As district officials plan for Chief Luker’s replacement, Assistant Chiefs Steve Graham and Bill Stewart will manage the department’s day-to-day operations while commission chair J. R. Christy will oversee the district’s administrative functions.
“We appreciate Chief Luker’s years of dedication to the protection of the Boiling Springs Fire District and the people it serves. Under his leadership and with the commission’s cooperation, we became the only ISO Class 1 fire department in the Upstate,” Christy said noting the district’s achievement of the highest rating available by the organization that scores a department’s protective capability.
He added, “The assistant chiefs and I will work together to maintain a superior level of protection and to create a seamless transition over the months ahead.”
About the Boiling Springs Fire District
Established in 1968 and located on Greenville County’s Eastside, the Boiling Springs Fire District covers 15 square miles and serves over 26,000 residents. Governed by five commissioners recommended by county council and appointed by the governor, the Boiling Springs Fire District is a special purpose district responsible for addressing specific concerns and local issues among commercial and residential interests through 40 paid personnel and 20 volunteers operating out of 3 fire stations. The district’s equipment battery includes 8 fire engines, 2 aerial ladder trucks, and a rescue vehicle. The Boiling Springs Fire District is South Carolina’s only ISO Class 1 fire department with a combination of paid and volunteer fire fighters.
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