R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System is a program that teaches women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. One out of every four women is likely to face the possibility of physical assault in their lifetime. The R.A.D. program begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing toward the basics of hands-on defensive training. The RAD focus is about empowering women through education to protect themselves. RAD techniques emphasize protection against rape and abduction. The RAD classes conducted at USC Upstate have been very successful and are a very important community service.
Gaffney native Father Lyndon Harris was the priest in charge of the St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral that is located directly across the street from where the World Trade Center Towers once stood. In this Web feature, Father Harris speaks from the heart about his experiences during the events of September 11, 2001 and the days that followed. Amid photos contrasting the devastation at Ground Zero and those of compassionate first-responders and community volunteers, Harris unapologetically recalls the emotional vulnerability he experienced as he dealt with feelings of anger, pain and forgiveness.
The South Carolina Ports Authority held a ground-breaking ceremony on March 1, 2013 for its new Inland Port venture in Greer, S.C. When one hears the word port, it automatically brings images to mind of coastlines and cargo ships. The Inland Port in Greer will be an excellent example of how planning, partnerships and vision can change the perception and reality of economic progress.