Aretha Franklin 'memorial' boards featured by local ad agency

Two Aretha Franklin “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors.

Billboards along southbound I-85 near Pelham Road memorialized Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who died Thursday at age 76 of pancreatic cancer.

Two “memorial” boards were displayed digitally by Fairway Outdoors. One featured Franklin with the text, “Forever & ever, you’ll stay in our hearts”. A second has the letters “r e s p e c t” with an image of Franklin between the s and p.

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Byrnes escapes with season-opening win over Greer

DUNCAN ­ – The Byrnes Rebels came back with the game’s final two touchdowns to overcome the Greer Yellow Jackets, 39-26, Friday night in both team’s high school football’s opening game.

Nijaw Crouch recovered a fumble by teammate Jaxon Youngblood and ran it 34 yards for a touchdown with 5:03 left in the third quarter to give the Rebels a 31-26 lead over Greer. Clayton Crile’s kick put Byrnes ahead 32-26.

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Sam Bush bears his soul at Spinning Jenny

Sam Bush bears his soul when he performs.

“I feel fortunate that when it’s time to play, no matter how I feel physically or mentally, once the downbeat starts, my mind goes to a place that’s all music,” Bush said in his bio. “The joy of the music comes to me and overtakes me sometimes – I just become part of the music.”

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