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Wisdom Ranch & Retreat Expanding PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

Deliverance from Addiction for young Men 17 to 25

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Addiction is a serious problem in Upstate South Carolina and throughout our society. Many lives are destroyed by addiction to alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs, to name a few. Addiction takes its toll on families and taxpayers. It is virtually impossible for an addict to become free from addiction on his own.

A proven solution is available to all who seek it; however, most pursue popular, politically correct avenues of treatment  without lasting success.

There are many drug treatment programs. Some substitute legal substances for the illegal drugs. Some use various psychological techniques. Any one of these programs may provide temporary relief, or an illusion of relief, but the individual remains an addict with a craving for the drug.

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Missionary Honored for 50 yrs. Service PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terry M. Thacker   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

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How would you like to fight off giant spiders? How about eating lizards, rats and grub worms? Or perhaps be lowered from a helicopter into the arms of naked cannibals? Want more? How about staring down the business end of a rifle, encountering witch doctors and pulling teeth with pliers?

Margaret Stringer, a missionary for fifty years, forty of which were spent in the jungles of Papua, Indonesia, experienced all these things and more.

This past Saturday, Stringer's home church, Freedom Baptist, which is located in the Berea section of Greenville, held a special service in honor of her five decades of dedicated service unto the Lord. About 200 people were in attendance to help her celebrate her big day. Family members from as far away as Arizona came for the event.

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Stop Playing Church! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

My cousin Bud Moon is a retired pharmaceutical salesman turned part-time comedian. Bud tells some mostly true stories from his youth after his family moved from the bright lights of the Lyman suburbs to a peaceful neighborhood in the Dark Corner. The stories Bud tells to sophisticated banquet goers are much better than paid comedy writers can dream up for big bucks. Several of the stories involve a group of bored neighborhood kids playing church. One of his best involved a couple of youngsters attempting to baptize a cat during a pretend church service.  If you know cats, use your imagination to determine the rest of the Bud Moon story.

In 2014 there are indications that a lot of adults are playing church. They are not yet baptizing cats, at least I don’t think so, but they are reportedly doing some things just as nonproductive and foolish. I’ll spare us the pain of dealing with a list of the games people play and call it church.

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Why Is The Education Oversight Committee Late On Their Review Of Common Core? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Johnnelle Raines - Pickens, SC   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:00

Why is the Education Oversight Committee just now asking for public input on a review of the Common Core Standards? They have published this link for public input: requesting your feedback. SC Standards Review Survey: http://ow.ly/z3v4s

Common Core Standards were adopted in 2010 and have been in place three years now doing psychological damage to the young child with developmentally inappropriate standards and they wait till NOW... NOW, after WE THE PEOPLE and the legislators have killed Common Core Standards this past legislative session? NOW???

Common Core Standard Initiative is copyrighted ... so it is ILLEGAL to "tweak" them ... but yet our EOC is asking through a survey how we should change them???

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God and Country Sunday Honored at Wrenn Memorial PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

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Rifle-Twirler-Hailey-BrummettMembers and guests filled the sanctuary of  Wrenn Memorial Church on Smyth St. in Greenville to celebrate  the 6th annual God And Country Program.The event was held on Sunday, June 29th , 2014, at 10:30 am.After opening prayers the United States Colors were  presented  by a color Guard from Southside High School  AFJRROTC and were escorted  into the church by Bag Piper Mike Clark. Following the National Anthem and the  Pledge of Allegiance, Piper Clark played Amazing Grace  and Retired  the   Colors with the  Color Guard Jr. Cadet Wing commander with Southside thrilled the  atendies with a Rifle Twirling demonstration.

Everyone was treated to a wonderful Barbecue lunch afterwards in the Rec Hall. Color Guard Arrangements were made by Charlie Porter.

 
   
SCV and UDC Launch Hampton Family Monument Cleanup and Restoration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

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A group of Southern Heritage organizations have launched a project to clean up and restore the historical monument located on Wade Hampton Boulevard, East of Greer, dedicated to the memory of the ancestors of Wade Hampton III, who was probably the greatest South Carolinian who ever lived. The project is being led by the members of Camp 36, 16th South Carolina Volunteers, Sons of Confederate Veterans, along with the Hampton Lee 1281 and Hunley 2667 Chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

In July, 1776, the year the United States declared independence from Great Britain, Anthony Hampton, who had established a homestead on the banks of the Middle Tyger River, in Spartanburg County east of what is now Greer, South Carolina, along with his wife, son Preston and young grandson were massacred by Cherokee Indians. The surviving son Wade, age 24 at the time was away from the home hunting and returned to find his family dead and their home burned.

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Is the United States in Decline? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

A growing number of Americans believe our constitutional republic is in decline. Students of factual history know that our blessed nation is making some of the same mistakes that led to the fall of the Roman Empire and the enslavement of ancient Israel.

Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy published a book in 2012 titled, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made this Nation Great. The book is an excellent read and a factual brief review of United States History.

Carson, who recently became famous as the only American with the courage to challenge the current President of the United States in person before a ballroom full of people on national television, has now become a potential president candidate.

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Cloward-Piven Right Before Our Eyes PDF Print E-mail
Written by John H. Utz - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

The Cloward-Piven Strategy of over-loading the many stages of the welfare system is happening right before our eyes. The Strategy is readily apparent in the flooding of our southem borders with the illegal immigration, and acceptance, of kids (of all ages (!), considered, ‘refugees’) from Central America. Apparently, President Obama’s Administration has riot police that can be sent to Bundy Ranch, Nevada,.and Murrieta, California, but not additional forces to send to protect and secure the border.

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Common Core Becomes a Nightmare PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phyllis Schlafy   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats (“educrats”) are now trying to enforce Common Core through the courts, with one lawsuit already filed in Oklahoma, and another likely in Louisiana.

In both states the governors tried to get rid of Common Core, but parents are shocked that it may return by court order as unelected educrats claim they have more power than the state legislature and the governor combined. The Oklahoma legislature approved a law to repeal Common Core and the governor signed it, but now its state board of education has filed a lawsuit to bring it back.

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Tuberculosis (TB): Illegal Immigrants Bring Serious New Threats PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

Seventy-five percent of current illegal immigrants are coming from countries in Central America, South America, the Middle East, West Africa, China, India, Pakistan and others far beyond Mexico where multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is common and extremely widespread in children and adults. Extensively Drug Resistant TB (XDR-TB) is an even more serious form of TB accounting for about 10% of cases in these countries, particularly Central/South America and India. Many illegal border crossers now flooding the U.S. southern border, are carrying an invisible, disease-causing co-traveler: the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium.  

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The Enemy is Inside the Gates PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Thompson   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 00:00

According to the census there are millions of Muslims in the United States. As of 2010 there were more than 2,100 mosques in this country. There are 62 mosques in Houston, Texas; cowboys and prayer rugs?

Then there is Dearborn, Michigan. It is hard to get an exact figure on the population and religious practices in places like Dearborn, because there is a strong element of the locals there who support Sharia law. That means, among other things, women will not speak to strangers who knock on the door asking questions, even about a government census. In fact, under Sharia law women can’t do a lot of things that American women have come to feel is their right. Do you believe the Hobby Lobby decision saying you can only get 16 out of 20 contraceptive devices paid for by your employer is a “war against women?” Surely you jest; you want to see a war against women, look at life under Sharia law.

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Teens Report on Sam Davis Youth Camp PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Camp attendees were sponsored by 16th Regiment SCV, Winnie Davis 442 UDC and Evan Davis Camp 907 Children of the Confederacy

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Three young people who attended the Sam Davis Youth Camp earlier this year reported on their activities to the local organizations that sponsored them.

Kimberly Huddle is a member of Winnie Davis 442 United Daughters of the Confederacy. Neyland Huddle is a member of the Evan Davis Camp 907, Children of the Confederacy.

Southside High School JROTC Cadet Detron Burdine received a scholarship to the Sam Davis Youth Camp by winning an essay contest sponsored by the 16th Regiment, SCV.

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Teens Report on Sam Davis Youth Camp PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Upstate-Field-Coordinator-Seth-Powell-1National Organization is Growing Rapidly in the Palmetto State with Field Offices Across the Mountains to the Sea Shore

Americans for Prosperity: South Carolina held a Summer Bash for upstate activists Tuesday, July 1st at the AFP Greenville offices on Pleasantburg Drive.

Upstate Field Coordinators Debbie Spaugh and Seth Powell hosted the event with South Carolina State Director Dave Schwartz as special guest speaker.

Although a tent was erected outside, the attendees moved inside the packed offices to avoid the intense afternoon heat.

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Business Support of Political Parties PDF Print E-mail
Written by Center for Responsive Politics   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the “Center for Responsive Politics.” (excluding the flow of $ millions Dems rely on from Unions)


Shopping

Price Club/Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats

Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats

Magla Products ( Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats

Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats

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God Bless America Again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Independence Day weekend provided an opportunity to reflect on the genius of our Founding Fathers and their dependence on “Divine Guidance” as they crafted our founding documents. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States are based on Biblical principles and designed to govern a “moral people.” For centuries Americans have protected and  revered the Constitution.

More recently, we have elected immoral people who do not honor their oath of office or abide by the Constitution.

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The Most Destructive President In Our History PDF Print E-mail
Written by Allan E. Brown - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Fools who vote and vote fraud on a massive scale put a Muslim in the White House; not an ordinary Muslim, but a “closet” Jihadist catering to his Muslim Brotherhood cohorts.

Barak Hussein Obama warned us during his election campaigning that he was going to “fundamentally change this nation,” and he has made good on his promise. As the most destructive President in our history, this Jihadist puppet is doing his part to bring down the “Great Satan,” the U.S.A.

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Growing Writers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laura Belknap   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

What makes a great writer?  Over the years, we've used a number of different activities and texts.  What helped the most?  I polled my students--who range from college age to teens--to see what they thought.  The results were interesting.

While the early activities we shared and the texts we used probably had at least some role to play, our students credited other things for their success: developing strong reading skills, getting to write on topics that were important to them, having a writing buddy for advice and encouragement, analyzing others' papers, and studying a foreign language. 

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Hillary and the Law PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Thompson   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

Giving an interview is one thing, talking under oath in sworn testimony is quite another matter. Hillary Clinton has done both when answering questions about the lack of adequate security at our facility in Bengahzi, Libya. The security was such an issue that more than one employee of the Department of State requested that it be upgraded, and in every case those requests were denied. Hillary Clinton would have you believe it was not her that denied those requests even though she was Secretary of State and the law said it was her responsibility … more on that in a minute.

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Charlie Waller and Hovie Lister PDF Print E-mail
Written by Keith Crowe   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

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When I began to write “The Gospel Music Corner” I said that not only would the feature be about groups and artist but also about folks who had made an impact on the gospel music industry. This week’s feature is without question about one person who has impacted the gospel music industry nationwide, as well as the upstate, as much if not more than any other person. This person is Charles (Charlie) Waller, “The Grand Ole Gospel Man.” Charlie is one of the more colorful people in Southern Gospel Music. He loves traditional Southern Gospel Music and works tirelessly to promote and preserve it. Charlie was born in 1948 (a very good year) in Waynesboro Mississippi. Today he divides his time between Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Georgia.

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New Members of 16th Regiment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00
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Changes in the Church: 1861 Vs. 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

Drastic Changes have Occurred Behind and in Front of the Pulpit

Pastor-Shawn-Oshields_Page-01Rev. Shawn O’Shields, Senior Pastor of Renfrew Baptist Church  in Travelers Rest, was the invited guest speaker at the June 26 dinner meeting of the 16th Regiment, Sons of Confederate Veterans, held at the Phoenix Inn in Greenville.

Pastor O’Shields, a passionate student of the Word of God and Southern History, was asked to compare the Christian Church of 1861 to the Church of 2014.

He said he would talk from the perspective of a Southern Baptist since that was his denomination and leave discussion of other denominations to their own.

Pastor O’Shields is a dynamic speaker, speaking rapidly for a Southerner, skillfully blending humor with hard facts while carefully adhering to Biblical and historical truth.

Shawn O’Shields is a unique pastor serving a unique church. Renfrew Baptist is apparently the only Southern Baptist Church in Greenville County with both an integrated congregation and pulpit.  Renfrew may also be the only Southern Baptist Church anywhere that continues to proudly honor their ancestors with a Confederate Memorial Day Service.

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