Jeffrey is a senior majoring in journalism and minoring in sport and entertainment management at the University of South Carolina. He has written for CollegeBaseballDaily.com and ChatSports.com, along with his blog titled “Griffin’s Starting Lineup.”
Jeffrey served as a vehicle mechanic in the United States Air Force for six years before attending the University …of South Carolina. While in the Air Force, he completed tours overseas to both Iraq and the Republic of Korea.
He’s married to Jessica Griffin, and they have two dogs, Ralph and Snoop. Jeffrey is a big fan of anything related to football or baseball and loves writing about any aspect of either sports.
As the Pinner Clinic prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Peak, SC, Town Square, Chapin News takes a look back. In particular, we call attention to two bridges linked to the doctors Pinner and to the community.
Pinner Clinic, a family practice, opened in 1915, has since grown into an integral part of the Newberry County community, and serves a wide area of Newberry, Lexington, Fairfield and Richland counties.
The late John A. Bigham, who was renowned for his articles and stories about the “small people” and relatively unknown places and communities in central South Carolina, wrote in June of 1959 in the Columbia Record an article entitled, “Peak – A Riverside Village”.
BE ON THE LOOKOUT: On Thursday, 8/27/2015 at 2:16 pm, an unknown suspect entered the TD Bank located at 260 Columbia Ave. The suspect entered the bank, approached the teller and demanded the money from the drawer. A black semi-automatic handgun was seen by the teller.
The suspect left the bank and entered a white in color, 4 door vehicle. The vehicle left the bank on Columbia Ave heading towards I-26. The suspect is believed to be a white female, approximately 4’10 to 5’02.
Attached is the picture of the suspect. The vehicle is believed to be a 2007 or 2008 model Acura TL. The Chapin Police Department is investigating the case with assistance from SLED.
If you see the vehicle, please call CRIMESTOPPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
With Mosquito Joe, outside is fun again!
Trey Powell, and his family, moved to the Columbia area a couple of years ago, and quickly learned that living near the lake can come with some unwanted extras.
“My wife and I had built our dream home on the lake,” he recalls. “The first night we moved in we were greeted by bugs – midges swarming our house, millions of them, coming up off the lake. They look similar to mosquitos, but they don’t bite. They are just really annoying pests that lay thousands of eggs at a time. They were covering our house, attracted to light. And then the spiders moved in. Every window and door in the house was a big mess.”
“We had Mosquito Joe of Columbia come out last August. They treated our house, and it worked so well that I bought a franchise about a month later, for the only territory left around the lake in the Columbia area – Chapin, Irmo, Lexington and parts of Columbia and West Columbia.
“We bought the franchise and signed the paper work last December, and we officially opened for our first season on April 1. We already have over 600 customers, and I’ve been thrilled with it,” he said.
Mosquito Joe uses a back pack blower, and does a mist spray around homes, under eaves and porches and into all the bushes and shrubs to create a barrier against the pests.
“The products we use are micro-encapsulated. They are time-released. We spray them on plants, and once the spray dries, it adheres to the leaves and becomes rain proof. The synthetic product we use 90 percent of the time, continues to work for three weeks.
“If someone wants to get rid of mosquitos, but doesn’t want pesticides, we offer a completely all natural product that lasts for two weeks and does exactly the same thing. The first treatment will get rid of about 85 percent of the mosquitos. Nothing legal or safe will get rid of 100 percent.