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Eyewitness Report from a Benghazi Survivor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 KJV


Both sides of Kris “Tanto” Paronto’s business card has the same message: “John 15:13.” The United States is most fortunate to have active duty and veteran military personnel that not only uphold their oath to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” but also willingly give their lives in order to save the lives of their comrades.

A few hundred Upstate citizens had a rare opportunity last Wednesday and Thursday to meet a legitimate living hero and hear a true and accurate account of what happened during the Benghazi attack. Kris “Tanto” Paronto was one of the survivors of the attack on the U.S. State Department Special Mission compound in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September 11, 2012.

Ashtabula Celebrates Old Farm Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terry M. Thacker   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00


The sights and sounds of yesteryear came alive in Pendleton on Saturday as Ashtabula celebrated Old Farm Day.

Antique gas engines powered a plethora of machines, including a cotton gin and a hay bailer, just to name a few. Antique tractors and automobiles were on display as well.

The coolness of the day did not deter hundreds of people of all ages from coming out to enjoy the event. While some spectators meandered over the front lawn, inspecting the various and sundry exhibits, other visitors paid an extra $3.00 to take a guided tour, given by young ladies dressed in hoop skirts, of the Ashtabula mansion, which served as the backdrop for the day's festivities.

Piedmont Women’s Center 2015 Banquet for Life PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00



The Piedmont Women’s Center held their 2015 fundraiser banquet Thursday, March 26, at the TD Center.

The program featured filmed greetings from Governor Nikki Haley, presentation by Joni Eareckson Tada, and music by Wes Hampton.

Center nurses presented live ultrasound images of “littlest guests.”

Thanks to Those Willing to Risk It All PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00

From the beginning of our nation, there have been men and women willing to risk it all. The truth is that our republic was created and kept free by a small percentage of men and women who were and are willing to risk it all. We should honor and celebrate those people, not punish them for doing the right thing.

In earlier times, students were exposed to the words and deeds of men like Patrick Henry, who said, “Give me liberty, or give me death.” The men who signed the Declaration of Independence put everything on the line.

“With a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Most of these men and many of their families paid a price in pain and suffering for doing the right thing and providing us with freedom that we must preserve. 

World Series of Poker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 00:00
My Work Here Is Done PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 00:00
Culbertson Resources Inc. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 06 April 2015 00:00
Governor Scott Walker Visits Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

ScottWalker7610Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin addressed a crowd of more than two-hundred at the TD Center in Greenville last Thursday evening.

Walker mingled with the crowd and posed for photos with supporters prior to the sit-down BBQ supper. He appeared very comfortable with friends, some of which supported his political campaigns in his home state.

The Governor thanked attendees for their prayers during his recall-election battles that involved vicious demonstration by his opponents. “Don’t stop praying,” he said.

Governor Walker, who has two young sons, said he was concerned about the safety of future generations of Americans. He said that was his motivation for seeking the presidency. He listed a number of his accomplishments as Governor of Wisconsin and said he wanted to do some of the same things in Washington, DC.

Guest Worker Program Replacing Americans in High Tech Jobs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

American Worker Making More than $60,000 per year, “Your Job is up for Grabs”

A bill before the United States Senate would triple the number of “guest workers” under the H-1B guest worker Visa program, according to testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee recently.

Howard University Professor Ron Hira told the committee that the Senate “I-Squared” bill would triple the number of guest workers for high tech jobs and send a message to American workers making over $60,000 annually that “your job is up for grabs.”

The professor informed the committee that “it is a myth that companies pay guest workers prevailing wages and actively look first for Americans to fill the jobs that are eventually given to H-1B guest workers.”

Cruz is First Top-Tier Movement Conservative Candidate Since Reagan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

MANASSAS, Va., -- Christian Newswire -- Richard A. Viguerie releases the following statement and is available for comment:

Today's official announcement that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is running for president changes everything in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Ted Cruz isn't running for Vice President or Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Jeb Bush administration.

Every Republican candidate for president will have to move significantly to the right, starting with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, and define their position on amnesty for illegal aliens, on fighting and winning the war radical Islam has declared on America, on spending, the deficit and the debt, and on repealing Obamacare, against the positions Ted Cruz will talk about and campaign on in the coming months.

Candidate with Brains and a Backbone PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

Senator Ted Cruz was the first Republican presidential candidate to formally announce his candidacy. He made the announcement at Liberty University before a crowd of several thousand people. The location could not have been better for the “born again” Christian son of a Baptist preacher.

Typically, Cruz spoke eloquently and with passion without notes or a teleprompter. He was interrupted by enthusiastic applause following almost every statement. The Harvard educated lawyer is obviously very intelligent and has demonstrated exceptional common sense, both in the United States Senate and as Attorney General of Texas. In contrast with other Republican candidates and party leaders, Ted Cruz has a backbone. He has the courage of his convictions and is willing to stand up to both Democrats and the leadership of his own party when necessary. He can articulate proven conservative principles in a manner reminiscent of Ronald Reagan.

Netanyahu Re-Elected Prime Minister PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

With all the ballots counted, it was clear that Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected as Israel's Prime Minister for the fourth time. Netanyahu's conservative Likud Party won 30 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. The liberal Zionist Union (formerly Labor Party) won 24 seats, but it was not enough to put their party leader Buji Herzog in office as prime minister.

While there were few surprises with the smaller parties, the most recent pre-election polls had shown Herzog unseating Netanyahu. Even preliminary results on election night had Likud and Zionist Union neck and neck with about 24 seats each, making it unclear who would be designated by the president to form the next government.

Spartanburg to be Colonized as “Refugee Seed Community” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

The Obama Administration has apparently selected Spartanburg County as a “Refugee Seed Community” as part of the controversial plan to root-out western European culture and traditions from American conservative communities. A World Relief contractor is establishing an office in Spartanburg, according to a report by Lisa Pandone Benson, a national security expert tracking Muslim influence in the United States.

The report indicates that Jason Lee, former pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, has been named executive director of the Spartanburg office. Lee was pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church for more than 5 years according to the report.

He is also a leader with Come Closer Spartanburg, a partnership of faith leaders, Christians and business leaders with a mission to “unite God’s people for the purpose of loving our city to Christ.”

National Security Summit Held in S.C. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff West   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Jerry-Boykin-by-SkypeThe National Security Action Summit was held in West Columbia on Saturday, March 14.  The event was sponsored by Breitbart News, The Center for Security Policy and the High Frontier.  Over 250 people attended from as far away as Washington, D.C. and Florida.  The numerous speakers included dignitaries such as Ambassador John Bolton, Admiral “Ace” Lyons, former SCGOP Chairman Van Hipp, Ambassador Henry Cooper, and the Honorable Senators Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz.  LTG William “Jerry” Boykin spoke via Skype.  Recent Senatorial candidate Richard Cash opened with a prayer acknowledging America’s turning away from God and asking Him to protect America.

Topics included the decline of the military, the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid, threats from radical Islam and shariah law, immigration and border security.  There was much valuable material in the almost 9-hour conference, which obviously cannot all be covered here, but the event can be found on Youtube by searching for “SC Summit Live.” 

Pannell Named NGU Interim President PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Pannell_PrintTigerville, SC – North Greenville University Board of Trustees voted today to name Dr. Randall Pannell as interim president of the school effective immediately.

The decision is in response to NGU President Dr. Jimmy Epting’s announcement of his sabbatical and retirement effective June 1, 2015.

Pannell came to the institution in 2011 when he was hired as vice president for academics.

"We want to continue offering quality education as well as protect the culture here during this interim period,” said Bill Tyler, member of the interim leadership search committee. “We feel we can accomplish this with Dr. Pannell.”

This Ministry Must Continue PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

The Wisdom in Living Life Ministry of Winn Freeman is desperately needed, highly effective and must be continued. Community church and business support is necessary to carry out his vision of a “Beyond Recovery” campus in Northern Greenville County. The Freeman method is the God method for providing a permanent cure for addiction of all kinds.

Hundreds of friends joined the family of Winn Freeman, Saturday afternoon, to celebrate his life and remarkable ministry. Attendees had only to look around the sanctuary of Renfrew Baptist Church to see evidence of the miracles God has performed through a former alcoholic and drug addict whose productive life began after age 30 and ended much too soon. This Southern Baptist Church on Saturday probably had the largest gathering of former (cured) drug addicts ever assembled in Upstate South Carolina. Many of them were giant black men, praising God and giving thanks for what Winn Freeman, a quiet white man of small stature, had done in their lives.

Two Pretenders PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Hall - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

In 1980-85 I was a member of the California City Airport Advisory Committee. Whenever the City Council dealt with issues that involved the airport we attended their meetings and contributed mostly helpful advice. For reasons I don’t now remember we decided in 1983 to hold a fly-in/airshow at our airport. We divided the responsibilities: Vendors, car parking, aircraft parking, advertising, event registration, etc. I took on the responsibility for the air show.

ObamaCare Can Cancel Your Insurance, Warns Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jane M. Orient   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Tucson, AZ. One of the biggest selling points for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) was the promise that insurers couldn’t cancel your plan if you get sick. But if the U.S. Supreme Court, in King v. Burwell, holds premium subsidies to be illegal in Exchanges not established by States, the Administration will allow insurers to abrogate their contracts, says the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

“It’s déjà vu all over again,” states AAPS executive director Jane M. Orient, M.D. “When Medicare passed, seniors who had private insurance lost it. The insurers told President Johnson that they couldn’t unilaterally cancel subscribers’ contracts. But LBJ said they could cancel all the contracts, and they did. Private insurance for seniors was ended with a stroke.”

Rick Perry Visits the Hamiltons in Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00


From left to right: Adam Morgan, Megan Hamilton, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Shelly Hamilton and Ron Hamilton.

Winn Freeman: Man on a Mission 1955-2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

He Carried a Burden in His Heart for Addicts and a Vision of Helping them Move Beyond Recovery

Winn-Freeman---ObitWinn Freeman, 59, Passed away Monday morning, March 9, following a period of declining health.

A native of Bakersfield, California, he was the son of the late Gene and Bette Freeman.

He is survived by his loving and supportive wife of 26 years, Rhonda Freeman, four children and seven grandchildren.

A daughter Candy Freeman and four grandchildren reside in California. A daughter Crystal Hawkins and husband Matthew with three children reside in Charleston, South Carolina.

Sons Johnwinn and Seth Freeman reside in Greenville.

He is also survived by a brother, Stacy Macom.

Greenville County Republican Women Attend AIPAC in Washington, D.C. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cheryll Cuthrell   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00


Left to right: Debbie Spaugh of GCRW, Geri Warren of GCRW, US Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC, Betty Poe 1st VP of National Federation of Republican Women and Cheryl Cuthrell 2nd VP of GCRW joined AIPAC in Washington D.C. on the first of March. The ladies had several breakout sessions that gave information about Iran working on a nuclear bomb.  On Monday the ladies were treated to the first speech by Benjamin Netanyahu. Tuesday after the speech to Congress the ladies went to Capital Hill and met with Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham regarding the Senate Bills, Kirk-Menendez (S269) and Corker-Menendez (S651). They also met with Rep. Jeff Duncan and Rep. Trey Gowdy regarding a House letter by Royce and Engle and asked them to sign the letter. The delegation members of South Carolina that they met with were working towards keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.


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