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Blue Ridge Farmer, Merchant, Historian Passes at 103 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:00

Leon Few: Walking Encyclopedia of Northern Greenville County History since Nov. 11, 1913

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Greenville County Council declared his 100th Birthday Leon Few Day in Greenville County back in 2013. The framed Proclamation was presented by Councilman Joe Dill who knew Few from Dill’s childhood and attended Blue Ridge High School with his sons Benjamin and Neves Few.

A few hours with Leon Few became a living history lesson. This writer spent a memorable Saturday morning with Few and former Travelers Rest Mayor Mann Batson searching for the ruins of the home of the man who founded and operated the first textile plant in Greenville County. Few had visited the home when it was occupied. We found the chimneys and foundation in some deep woods not far from what is now Berry’s Mill on SC Highway 14 north of Greer.

The Few family has a proud history and Mr. Leon knew all about it.

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Action Track Chair Given to Marietta Substitute Teacher PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:00

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Family and friends of local resident Chad Foster gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to present Chad with his Action Track Chair. The event took place in the Spinx parking lot in Marietta, South Carolina.  After five months of fundraising efforts, Chad was able to purchase his chair. The Action Track Chair will enable Chad to travel over sandy beaches, hike rough terrain with his family and ride in the snow. Chad is 40 and is a substitute teacher living in Marietta, SC. He is beloved by all who know him and is very active in his community and abroad in spite of the loss of mobility due to a spinal cord injury at birth.

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GHS Children’s Hospital Receives Subway Cares for Kids Day Contribution PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:00

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Local SUBWAY® owner Jill McGee, left, presented a check for $6,717.34 to Burgess Scott of the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System on behalf of SUBWAY® restaurants in the Upstate. The contribution represents proceeds from “SUBWAY® Cares for Kids Day” held on Nov. 17 and will help fill the Dream Gap, an array of services for patients and families. Participating SUBWAY® restaurants in the Carolinas and Georgia collectively contributed $30,134.73 from the one-day campaign to six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® that serve sick and injured children in their local communities.

 
Pastor Paul B. Chandler, Jr. Is Honored for 75 Years in the Gospel Ministry PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

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On December 7, 1941, seventeen-year old Paul B. Chandler, Jr. was on his way to Pinellas Park Presbyterian Church to preach his very first sermon at a youth rally for young people from all over Pinellas County, Florida. He had felt called to preach under the ministry of Pastor William R. Newell and had recently surrendered his life to this call to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. As the winds of war were beginning to blow, Pastor E.R. Barnard, his pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, had been discussing a county-wide youth rally with his friend who was the pastor of Pinellas Park Presbyterian Church, and, upon learning of young Paul Chandler’s desire to preach, they decided to “cut him loose,” and invited him to preach at the youth rally. He was happy for this opportunity to preach for the first time. As he turned on the radio in his car, while driving to the service, he heard the news that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor! With the realization heavy on his heart that the country would soon be entering into WWII and many young people would be answering the call to serve their country in the U.S. Armed Forces, he was burdened about the opportunity immediately before him as he would be preaching to those young people in those uncertain times.  He had chosen as his sermon’s text, Romans 12:1&2:  “I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”  Present at that service was his future wife, Esther Lillian Allen (Chandler). She was the one who, years later, reminded him that there were 18 young people who had surrendered their hearts to the Lord at that service. She said she was able to remember that number because he was turning 18 the week after he preached his first sermon!

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Dean Gotcher Speaks on Destruction of the Family and Indoctrination of Youth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff West   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

Dean Gotcher, a Christian expert in education and psychology, spoke on Thursday, June 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia about how children are being indoctrinated with secular values in the public school system and society, while parental authority is simultaneously being destroyed.  Times Examiner readers know that America is on the verge of destruction, and although we may not understand why, Gotcher documents that we have been infiltrated, and he connects the dots by naming the perpetrators.  He said that in the 1950s, education shifted to focus on relationships and feelings.  Gotcher credited Benjamin Bloom’s classic book Taxonomy of Educational Objectives which has negatively influenced our educational system since it was written in 1956.  Its continuing legacy has spawned dysfunctional curricula such as Common Core.  Certified teachers and accredited schools must follow Bloom’s methodology, which strives to destroy patriarchal and God’s authority over the child.
Bloom was a “Transformational Marxist,” as opposed to a “Traditional Marxist.”  Some of the former group escaped Nazi Germany by immigrating to America in the 1930s, where they injected their beliefs into professional fields here, such as education, corporate management and government.  These Marxists were members of the “Frankfurt School” which included both Theodor Adorno and Erick Fromm, who influenced Bloom.  

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Kingdom Seminar on America’s Christian Worldview Held in Columbia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff West   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

A Kingdom Seminar on America’s Christian worldview was held at Columbia Evangelical Church on September 24, 2016.  It was sponsored by Rev. E. Ray Moore (Lt. Col.), USAR Ret., of Frontline Ministries and the Exodus Mandate Project (www.exodusmandate.org), and Dan Smithwick of the Nehemiah Institute (www.worldviewcourse.com).  There were three presentations: 1: World History from A Biblical Perspective; 2: 30 Years of Youth Worldview; and 3: Review of American Historical Worldview.

Smithwick presented “The Story of Christendom,” outlining major historical events from Creation to the present.  He observed that approximately every 500 years a major historical event occurs wherein God lets man know that He still exists.  He noted the following approximate dates and events: 2500 BC: Noah’s flood; 2000 B.C.: Creation of Israel; 1500 B.C.:  Exodus/Mosaic Law; 1000 B.C.: Beginning of Kingdoms; 500 B.C.: Rebuilding Israel after Babylonian Exile; 0 A.D.: Jesus’ Birth, Death and Resurrection; 500 A.D.: Consolidation of Christendom; 1000 A.D.: the Light of the Church; and 1500 A.D.: the Protestant Reformation.  He believes that near 2000 A.D., God is about to cause another major event.  Smithwick, who was in business management with AT&T for twenty years, believes a global financial collapse will soon occur to bring us to repentance.  Consequently, he is trying to wake America up to do God’s will.

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HK Edgerton: Suing the NAACP PDF Print E-mail
Written by H.K. Edgerton   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

Friday morning, November 25, 2016,  in the uniform of the Southern soldier, I posted the Southern Cross approximately 3 blocks from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a smoke filled morning from the fires that raged in the mountains making the cars that passed barely visible except for their headlights.

About 7:30 AM, a car pulled into the driveway of a business adjacent to where I stood, and a young Black lady approached me saying, “Sir, what is this all about?”  “Read my sign,” I replied. “United Nations, Beware! Nikki Judas Haley. Coming!”
I can recount the story of a young man doped up on mind altering drugs, who would come to a church in Charleston, South Carolina, where with wide open arms, the parishioners would welcome him into the House of God, and he would reward them with the hideous crime of murder.

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