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Columbia Reacting to Plans to “Gut” Fort Jackson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

Worst case Scenario Post Would Lose 3,100 of 7,000 Permanent Military and Civilian Personnel

Fort Jackson has been added to a list of United States Army posts being considered for major personnel reductions. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is reacting quickly to “build a network of stakeholders to reach elected officials of both parties at the local, state, and federal level. “

Under the worst case scenario, the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) projects that Fort Jackson could lose 3,100 of its 7,000 permanent party Army soldier and civilian population.

“This reduction would be devastating to the Midlands, and doesn’t account for the associated economic decline in the ensuing reduction in basic trainees,” said the Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber estimates that losing 3,100 jobs would equate to a population loss of 7,733, including direct, indirect employees, spouses and dependents.

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Slater-Marietta Lions Honor Brock Adams PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

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The Slater-Marietta Lions Club was joined by more than a hundred leading citizens at Marietta First Baptist Church, Saturday afternoon, to honor a true gentleman and a living example of honesty, integrity. charity, modesty and unconditional love as described by his pastor, his barber, his friends and neighbors, his   children and  grandchildren.

Brock Adams will celebrate his 99th birthday this month. A farmer and textile worker for most of his life, Adams has arguably had a positive impact on more lives than any living resident of the Slater-Marietta community.

His County Council member, state Representative and Senator read proclamations enumerating his many accomplishments and contributions to his community, proclaiming a day in his honor.

His current pastor commended him for not being a “church hopper” and moving from church to church because of disagreements. Being disagreeable is not a  part of Brock Adams. He has been a member of the same church most of his life and at age 99 continues to serve as a deacon.

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Dr. Steven Trocha, the UMG, the MDC – Making a Difference, Saving Lives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

Dr-Steven-Trocha_Page-02Dr. Steven Trocha of the University Medical Group and the Multi-Disciplinary Clinic is making a difference in cancer care not only in the upstate of South Carolina, but the entire southeast of the US.  He and his team of surgical oncologists of the University Medical Group (UMG) work with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists of the Multi-Disciplinary Clinic (MDC) to provide cutting edge and often radical treatment for cancer patients.  Dr. Trocha received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and did his residency in Louisiana.  However, at the John Wayne Cancer Institute of Santa Monica, California, he had specialized training not only in surgical oncology, but specifically melanoma and sarcoma.

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‘Spirit of ‘45’ Celebration at Reedy River Baptist PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony A. Dunn   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00
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Unsolved 39 Year Old Murder in Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Charles W. Aiken - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

On May 29, 1975, Charlie Russo was killed al Ye Olde Fireplace Restaurant on South Pleasantburg Drive.

Shortly after midnight two robbers entered through the kitchen door affer the restaurant was closed for the night. One robber was wearing a brown floppy hat, a red and while bandana over the lower part of his face, with a tan long sleeve button-up shirt with the shirttail out, blue jeans and tennis shoes. He had a blue steel automatic pistol.

the second robber was in his twenfies, weighed abouf t60 pounds and was abouf 5-9 in height. He had dark curly hair. .He wore a blue and white bandanna across his face, a light brown floppy hat with the brim pulled down, a yellow and black T-shirt, gloves with the fingers cut out. Both robbers were Caucasian.

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The Bible Belt Under Shariah Assault PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Lisa Benson, Talk Show Host Issues “Call to Action”

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Lisa Benson, host of the Lisa Benson Radio Show for National Security, was guest speaker at the July Luncheon of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club. Her topic was The Bible belt Under Shariah Assault: A Call to Action.

Lisa Benson described herself as a “conservative Jewish woman” acknowledging that most Jews in America are socialist Democrats.

She quoted Franklin Graham saying that a majority of Christians did not vote in the last presidential election. That contributed to the election of Barack Obama to a second term and contributed to the problems we face today.

She reminded her audience that radical Muslims are slaughtering Christians throughout the world and six are serving in the Obama White House.

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Grave Marker Dedication PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Grave-Marker-Dedication-1Oliver Thompson Chapter 1850, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Holds Grave Marker Dedication in Remembrance of William Dennis Crain, Jr., Private, 16th Infantry Regiment, Co. D, “Elford Guards,” Confederate States of America

Oliver Thompson Chapter 1850, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held a Grave Marker Dedication service at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Greer, SC, on July 26, 2014, in remembrance of William Dennis Crain, Jr., Private, 16th Infantry Regiment, Co. D, “Elford Guards,” Confederate States of America. Over 100 family members and friends were in attendance at this ceremony.

The 16th SC Color Guard of Honor presented the Colors. A biography of William Dennis Crain, Jr. was presented by Mrs. Dot Bishop, Past President, Travelers Rest Historical Society. Part of Private Crain’s biography read as follows:

“William Dennis Crain, Jr., had five brothers at the start of the Civil War. When the war was over, he had two.  Two brothers, Jasper and John, were excused from military duty because of their occupations. Jasper was exempt based on his textile mill duty in Augusta. The south needed cloth for uniforms, blankets and the like, so Jasper stayed behind. John was a bridge designer and builder and was exempted from military duty because the South desperately needed bridges and railroads for troops and supplies.

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Judge Chumley Discussed “Nullification and the South” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Judge-Rob-Chumley-1Summary Court Judge Rob Chumley was the guest speaker for the July dinner meeting of camp 36, 16th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers and their guests. His topic was “Nullification and the South.”

Nullification, first enunciated in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, was expanded by South Carolina statesman John C. Calhoun in response to the Tariff of 1828. This historical fact tied the word to the true  history of the South.

Chumley is a cum laude graduate of Clemson University, a graduate of Cumberland School of Law, and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Sanford University.

 

 
   
Teddy Bears for Deputies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

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Compatriots, your efforts (Teddy Bears for Deputies) have helped show the Sons of Confederate Veterans, especially Camp 36, in a positive manner. Master Deputy Natalie Hill of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office picked up the plush animals from the Museum and Library of Confederate History on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Commander Doug Langley and Lieutenant Commander Rollis Smith made the donation on behalf of the Camp with Museum Director Michael Couch taking photographs of the occasion held in the Annex Building. Master Deputy Hill was very excited to see the numbers we collected, and hopes we will do this again in the future.

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GOP Deals with Open Primary Fallout PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Greenville County GOP Executive Committee Discussed Support of RINOS and their Opponents

Groover---Fox-Smith_Page-03The Greenville County Republican Party Executive Committee spent most of their Monday evening August meeting time discussing rules governing county and precinct officers and the requirement that they refrain from openly supporting opponents of the party nominee in the General Election.

A planned resolution to wave a rule that would allow Executive Committeemen to support a petition candidate challenging United States Senator Lindsey Graham was never presented to the committee for consideration.

The rules state that a party officer forfeits his office if he supports an opponent of the party candidate.

The only motion that made it to the floor was one regarding the primary winner and Republican Party nominee for Superintendent of  Education.

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Illegals Bringing Diseases to Upstate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Official and unofficial reports indicate that hundreds of illegals will be transported to South Carolina between August 9 and October 20. Some 200 ranging from age7 to 20 will reportedly be sent to Greenville directly from the border with Mexico. Another 150 will reportedly be arriving in the Southern Greenville County town of Simpsonville during the same time period.

Obviously we  don’t know who or what to believe, however, we know that our Southern border is open and people from every part of the world, both adults and children are pouring in by the thousands. It is quite apparent that the leftist radicals in control of the Democrat Party are orchestrating this massive invasion of our country from inside the Obama Administration.

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Cease! Fire! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00
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Illegal Immigrants Bring Risk of Ebola and Global Array of Viral Illnesses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Ebola. Chikungunya. Dengue. Norovirus. Hantavirus. Swine flu. Varicella. Variola. The names sound like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Yet, threats to Americans are real, and escalating by the week. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported on August 1 that serious diseases are spreading at detention centers for Illegal border crossers. Health care workers and Border Patrol agents, plus their children, have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), swine flu, chicken pox, lice and scabies. Instead of being quarantined, illegal border crossers are being dispersed rapidly across the U.S., with those of school age being registered in public schools opening soon for all.

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Chuck Wagon Gang PDF Print E-mail
Written by Keith Crowe   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

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The Chuck Wagon Gang, this week’s feature group,  began in the 30’s and traveled all over the country and recorded for over 40 years with Columbia Records. They sold more than 38 million records – a record, which many of the secular artists have not attained. They appeared in Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Grand Ole Opry and the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion. They are Gospel Music Hall of Fame members and are included in the Smithsonian Institution’s classic American recordings. The group left the road after the death of Roy Carter in 1997.

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Korean War Veterans Presented Medals PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Government of Republic of Korea Show Appreciation to US Service Members Who Sacrificed for Korea

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Seventeen Korean War combat veterans were presented the Korean War Ambassador for Peace Medal during ceremonies in Taylors at the Taylors First Baptist Church Ministry Center, Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Retired US Marine Corps BG Jim Walker, a Wade Hampton High School and Clemson University graduate, presented the medals to recipients.

The medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to the US service members who served in the conflict. The medals were forged from reclaimed metal from the Demilitarized Zone separating South and North Korea.

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2014 National Reunion of Sons of Confederate Veterans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

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The 2014 National Reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans was held July 16-19, 2014, at the Convention Center in North Charleston, SC. The opening ceremony on Thursday, July 17, 2014, included a welcome by Convention Chairman Randy Burbage, and the posting of the colors by the 16th South Carolina Color Guard of Honor. Greetings were brought by state and local dignitaries and by representatives from other heritage organizations. The opening ceremonies were concluded with the singing of “Dixie,” led by Past Chaplain-in-Chief Cecil Fayard. A business session was held each morning, Thursday through Saturday. Tours were available, including a boat tour of Charleston Harbor, and visits to the Confederate Museum, the Hunley exhibit, and battle sites.

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Commandant of Marine Corps Critical of Commander-in-Chief Policies, Actions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00
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General James Amos, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, has been loyal to the current Commander-in-Chief. Troops have been gritting their teeth and asking why their fearless leaders are allowing Barack Obama to literally destroy their beloved service branch during wartime.

Remaining silent in the midst of a storm ended for General Amos recently while speaking to the liberal Brookings Institute think tank. During that address, the 4-star general who is set to retire in the fall, openly and publicly criticized Barack Husein Obama.

During an interview on Fox News, Lt. Col. Ollie North commended the Commandant for his courage. Reporters expressed surprise that a senior officer would dare question White House and Pentagon policy.

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Star of West Bell Returned to Charleston PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Couch   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

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The 2014 Sons of Confederate Veterans National Reunion was held in North Charleston, South Carolina, July 17-19.  Wednesday night, prior to the start of the Reunion, I was invited to a drop-in to celebrate the return of the Star of the West ship’s bell to Charleston.  This was quite an honor and the highlight of the week for me.  I also had the privilege of ringing the bell.

The bell was displayed at the Reunion, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  It will be on exhibit at the Citadel for six months.  If you are in Charleston and have time, I suggest a visit to see it.

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Lincoln’s Economic Legacies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

This series is based on the author’s presentation of a paper to the Stephen D. Lee Institute in Savannah, Georgia, in February 2012.

In December 2010, Allen Guelzo, Professor of Civil War Era History at Gettysburg College published an article in National Review entitled “Mr. Lincoln’s Economics Primer,” Quoting Lincoln’s law partner William Herndon, he asserted that Lincoln liked to study political economy. Quoting his fellow Springfield, Illinois lawyer, Shelby Cullom, he asserted that Lincoln was great on political economy. Although Herndon once wrote that Lincoln seldom finished an entire book, Cullom gave him credit for voraciously digesting and assimilating directly or indirectly the works of classical economists like Adam Smith and David Ricardo. He also mentioned John Stuart Mill, Mathew Carey, John Ramsay McCulloch, Francis Wayland, and Henry Carey.

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“After America Comes North America” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

While President Obama is plowing ahead with his ruthless plans to "radically transform America,” Globalists are accelerating implementation of a “One World Government.” Most Americans are not paying attention and are oblivious to the scheme that has been public for more than a decade but has been denied by elected officials and most of the news media, including FOX News.

On June 18, 2014, in London, Retired General and former CIA Director David Petraeus proclaimed that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The New American reported that during the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty, “the ex-commander of U. S. Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U. S. independence – and by extension, the demise of the Constitution.”

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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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