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Greenville NAACP Wants Special Prosecutor for Cops PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

Proscutor Created by State Law Is Part of Proposed Strategy to Avoid Repeat of Ferguson Incidents

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Rev. J. M. Flemming, President of the Greenville, South Carolina  NAACP, and another member of his organization asked the Greenville County Legislative Delegation to initiate legislation to create a special prosecutor to prosecute law enforcement officers who shoot unarmed citizens especially young black men. They said such legislation would help the community get ahead of the power curve on situations such as occurred in St. Louis. The proposal was made during the Monday, January 12, 2015 meeting of the Greenville County  Legislative Delegation at Greenville County Square.

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The Passing of Mary Earle Drawdy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

Mary-Drawdy1Mary Earle Drawdy, wife of the late Vance B. Drawdy, passed away on January 6, 2015, at her residence. She was 91 years old. Born in Greenville on February 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John Kern Earle and Louise Farrell Earle. Mary graduated from Greenville High School, class of 1940. She earned her BA degree in French and Mathematics from Furman University, class of 1944.

After college and during World War II, Mary worked for the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. where her job duties included keeping track of the location of the Navy's fleet of destroyers. After the War, Mary returned to Greenville. She taught briefly in the Greenville County public schools, and she worked for several years as a receptionist for physicians Drs. Stanley and Craig.

Mary was an accomplished photographer, artist, and calligrapher. She studied portrait painting under Robert L. Bruns as well as Janet Fleming Smith. She painted the portraits of a number of family members and friends. Mary also was an accomplished flower gardener and received her landscape critic certification. She was a member of numerous clubs in Greenville including the Greenville Garden Club, the Greenville Women's Club, the Republican Women's Club, the Greenville Historical Society, and Friends of Springwood Cemetery.

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Hershey Briefed Delegation on Live Free Abstinence Education PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

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Julie Hershey, Founder and Executive Director of Live Free Abstinence Education, addressed the Greenville County Legislative Delegation, Monday, January 12 in Greenville.

Live Free’s Mission is to equip youth to live free from the damaging consequences of sexual activity outside marriage and to make choices consistent with their values.

Live Free utilizes trained abstinence educators to present an evidence based and medically accurate abstinence curricula to both boys and girls.

During 2014 Live Free served 2,935 students with direct abstinence education services using Choosing the Best curriculum. The non-profit organization served 77 parents with information workshops regarding Choosing the Best.

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Time to Define Treason PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

Now that Republicans have control of both houses of Congress, it is time to get down to the important business of defending the “Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” It is also past time for the Congress to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety and freedom of the American people. This is their first duty.

The Constitution of the United States gives Congress and Congress alone the authority and power to declare war. During the Vietnam War, traitors such as Jane Fonda and Bill Ayers were not charged with crimes for aiding the enemy because the United States was not technically engaged in a declared war. Many of these individuals that cost American lives in Vietnam are in powerful government, academic, media and corporate positions of importance today.

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Congress Doesn’t Create Free Markets – It Only Destroys Them PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jane M. Orient   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

When people clamor for Congress to pass a “free-market health plan,” they are forgetting two things: Congress only does laws, which restrict freedom. We need fewer laws, not more. And the free market is by nature not a plan.

Big laws like ObamaCare are designed by special-interest groups, such as the “insurance” (managed care) cartel, Big Hospitals, Big Pharma, and influential groups that want their benefits (abortion, contraception, drug and alcohol rehab, AIDS therapy, etc.) paid for by people who would never use them.

There are good ideas circulating, such as health status insurance, expanded health savings accounts, and critical illness insurance. How good? We won’t know without trying them. The free market—voluntary decisions by free individuals—picks the winners and losers, and allows options that work for some but not others. The free market cannot achieve the utopian state in which everybody gets optimum care, paid for by everybody else. Neither can government. The government can only force everybody (except of course for the elite) into equally shabby care, paid for by extortionate taxes with huge losses to corruption and incompetence.

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Revolutionary War Heroine’s Grave Being Restored PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julia Barnes   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

Mike Barnes & Tim Drake with gravestone of Mary Smith (Mike in blue outfit)There is a small hill off Serena Circle near Broadway Lake in Anderson County which holds the remainder of the old Broadaway Presbyterian Church cemetery.  Only two markers remain, those of Mary Smith and John George. The cemetery is marked on the 1877 map of Anderson Co.  Residents of Serena Circle remember that in the 1960’s and 1970’s, there were several field stones that were removed from the location when houses were built on the property.  Mrs. Smith’s marker is a crudely carven sentence - - - “ Here lies the body of Mary Smith, heroine of American Revolutionary, who died August 17th 1829, age 92 .  The markers are 1820's, and hand carved from soapstone, probably hewn from a local quarry and engraved by a local tombstone carver of the period. They are beautiful works of carving, and approximately four inches thick and five feet tall (about two feet of each were placed underground to keep them upright). Mr. Barnes, Dr. Drake, & the ladies of the Hudson Berry DAR plan to put a period-appropriate wooden picket fence around them to protect the site from animals and (hopefully) vandals. Mary Smith died in 1826 at 92 years of age! The markers are in remarkable condition for their age.

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Five Council Members Installed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 00:00

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Five members of Greenville County Council were installed Monday, January 5, for a four-year term, in Council Chambers at Greenville County Square. Four of the Council members were incumbents and one, Lynn Ballard, was installed for a first term representing District 26.

Joe Dill, District 17; Willis Meadows, District 19; Xanthene Norris, District 23; Lynn Ballard, District 26 and Fred Payne, District 28 were administered their oath of office by Chief Deputy Magistrate Leila Foster.

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Viguerie: GOP is a House Divided, Boehner Must Go to Unite GOP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christian NewsWire   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 00:00

MANASSAS, Va. -- Christian Newswire -- Richard A. Viguerie, conservative direct marketing pioneer and author of "TAKEOVER, The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It," states the following:

"Speaker of the House John Boehner epitomizes everything that is wrong with the principle-free Capitol Hill Republican leadership.

"The Bible and Lincoln tell us that a house divided cannot stand. During his tenure as Speaker, John Boehner has divided the Republican Party like it hasn't been divided since Progressives bolted the GOP over 100 years ago. The only thing that will reunite Republicans is new leadership on Capitol Hill.

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Last Chance for the GOP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 00:00

The Republican “Grand Old Party” has a historic chance to prove it’s worth and lead the United States of America back to it’s roots as a constitutional republic. We begin 2015 with a large Republican majority in both the US House and Senate. If the Republican Lawmakers have the will to do so, they can take the initiative from President Obama. They can demonstrate to the American people precisely who this man Obama really is and what his plan is for undermining the Constitution of the United States and destroying the free enterprise system and Western Judeo-Christian values that have made our nation great. No Republican presidential candidate has had the courage to do that in the previous two election campaigns, consequently Republicans must share the blame for the current problems created by Obama.

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Comparing Leadership and Character PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Hall - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 00:00

In the 10th chapter of lst Samuel we are told about the anointing of Saul, the son of Kish, to be the first King over the Children of Israel. Saul is very tall, strong, handsome, and athletic but somewhat lacking in character. God had Samuel, the prophet and High Priest, choose Saul because it was likely that no other candidate could receive the approval of a majority of the population. God often gives people the leadership they deserve rather than the leadership that would be best.

In the 11th chapter we see King Saul’s first major test of his character. Ammonite King Nahash decided to conquer Jabesh-Gilead, a city in King Saul’s country. In those days when a king conquered a city it was customary to kill all the able-bodied men so the city would stay conquered and could not engineer a coup d’ etat. The men of the city made a proposal to King Nahash: let us live and we will be your slaves. Nahash replied, “If I agree to that I will put out the right eyes of all your men. (I guess Nahash thought men with only one eye would not be very dangerous soldiers.) The men of Jabesh-Gilead asked for a week to think this over and to discuss other options. Then they sent word to King Saul to please come and rescue them.

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Communist Involved in Anti-Police Riots PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:00

The First Signs to Show up in Ferguson Were Sponsored by the “Revolutionary Communist Party, USA”

Communism is alive and well in the United States and playing a significant role in the recent anti-police riots and other efforts to destroy the republic.

Don’t expect to learn this from the liberal media, because they want us to think that Communism is history, a thing of the past. Thanks to the internet, the Communists are able to recruit, spread their propaganda and boast of their achievements. Since they do it openly, it is there for all who will see to know what they are doing.

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The Late Gov. Edwards with Wife and Other Governors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:00

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today issued the following statement in response to the news that former Governor James B. Edwards has passed away:

"As someone who appreciated the opportunities and challenges of this office, Governor Edwards always offered kind words of support and encouragement  - and we are forever grateful for his friendship. Michael and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Governor Edwards, whose love for South Carolina inspired him to serve until his last day, and we are praying for the Edwards family during this difficult time."

 
   
Fewest Military Veterans in Congress since Before WWII PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:00

Only 19 percent of 114th Congress have ever served in Uniform

The 114th Congress that will be sworn in just a few days from now will have the smallest number of military veterans of any Congress since before World War II.

Military experience in the Congress peaked at almost 80 percent in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Since that time, the percentage of Congressmen with military experience has dropped drastically and leveled off at about 20 percent since 2013.

The number of military veterans serving in the senate during the 114th Congress will increase from 19 to 20 and the number of military veterans serving in the House will decrease from 87 to 81.

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“Death Panels” Before Supreme Court PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:00

Remember the discussion of “Death Panels” when Obama and the Democrats were passing and implementing Obamacare? Members of Congress claimed to have removed the provisions from the law. Others denied the provision was in the law. They simply moved it around and changed the name. The “Death Panel” is now called the Independent Payment Advisory Board or IPAB.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave the name to the panel more than 5-years ago. She was ridiculed. It is now reality and most people don’t know what is happening.

WND reported that the Supreme Court has ordered the Administration to respond to a lawsuit brought by the Goldwater Institute that challenges the constitutionality of Obamacare. The Court has directed the Administration to present its case in support of IPAB by January 21, 2015.

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American Police Under Siege PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00

Federal Officials Violating Constitution, Meddling in Local Affairs and with  the aid of “Race Baters” Undermining Law Enforcement

American police are under siege. They are being targeted by a number of lawless gangs and “lone wolf” murderers. The critical situation came into focus last Saturday when an alleged gang member, with a long police record, traveled from Georgia to Baltimore and shot his former girlfriend before boasting that he was going to New York to kill cops.

About 3 pm. he shot and killed two New York policemen while they were sitting in their marked police car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. The killer was later identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley. He killed himself a few minutes later on a crowded Brooklyn subway platform.

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SC Legionaires Lay Wreath at Tomb of Unknown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brenda Collins   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00
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Little Texas! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00

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“Country” Hawkins, honorableMayor of Little Texas, was identified last week as hailing from Little Chicago. It was an error. He has never been there. He was ridiculed and we were embarrassed. To show our remorse we are providing a free tour of Little Chicago. There are two means of travel: Go to Gowensville and turn right or go to Holly Springs and turn left.

 
   
Beddingfield Addressing RINO Hunt PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00
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The Greatest Gift! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

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White House Opposes Grand Jury Nullification PDF Print E-mail
Written by Edward D. Sloan, Jr.   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00

For centuries, criminal trial juries, petit juries, despite the clear black letters of the law and the evidence that they hear and see, have voted to find accused persons, doubtfully innocent, to be not guilty, allowing them to go free. This is jury nullification. For centuries, legislators and jurists have uniformly rightly criticized jury nullification and wrung their hands without finding a way to stop it; persistent victory of human nature over rational thinking.

Grand juries also nullify the law. Recent grand juries, in Missouri and New York, have not indicted law enforcement officers who committed a homicide. Many people view those failures as unjustified. Most states have laws tolerating homicide in specific circumstances. Without saying so in clear language, they criticize those grand jtuies for exercising jury nullification. Perhaps that criticism is justified. If so, how can a state nullify human nature?

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“Obama-nation” Is At It Again PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Thompson   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00

Let’s call it “The Peanuts Rule.” Charles Schulz long running comic strip “Peanuts” features a number of characters, Charlie Brown and his nemesis Lucy among them. My least favorite story line was how gullible young Charlie always was to think that Lucy would alter her behavior, especially in pulling back the football. Really, how many times do one’s expectations go unfulfilled before a change in tactics gets implemented? Sorry, but the truth is that “Obama-nation” is also known as “slow-learners-R-us.”

Then again, rather than vilify the Lucy’s in your life perhaps she should serve as a cautionary tale for the naïve among us. Yes, let’s develop that story line a bit and realize we can’t keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result. Ronald Reagan, as he usually did, had it right when he said, “Trust, but verify.”

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