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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.”

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“Old Farm Day at Ashtabula” - One Day Festival Celebrates Upstate’s Farming Heritage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

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The Pendleton Historic Foundation and the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina invite the whole family to “Old Farm Day at Ashtabula” on March 28 from 10 AM – 3 PM.  This one-day festival is a celebration of our rich farming heritage in the Upstate.  Old Farm Day showcases antique tractors, cotton gins, and hit-and-miss engines to demonstrate the historical progression of farming.  Our Ag-venture event not only shows bygone equipment to a new generation, but also allows old-timers to recall farming the way it was.  Whether you’re a city mouse or a country mouse, Old Farm Day will fill your family’s day with fun.  Admission is $5.00 per car.

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Why is My Paper Late? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

More Changes at the Post Office

Many subscribers have called and asked why they no longer get delivery of The Times Examiner on Wednesday.

The short answer is that the Greenville Bulk Mail processing center has eliminated the night shift.

The Times Examiner has changed nothing on our schedule. The paper is finalized on Monday night and sent to the printer early Tuesday morning. It is printed, processed, labeled, sorted and delivered to the Post

 
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.

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S.C. Landowners to be Surveyed About Feral Hog Damage, Interactions PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Jonathan Veit, School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

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CLEMSON — A survey designed by Clemson University researchers to begin to quantify the economic and ecological damage caused by feral hogs will soon start showing up in the mailboxes of many South Carolina farmers and rural landowners.

The survey data will help inform a feral hog-management strategy that will be imparted to landowners across the Southeast through a future series of workshops and outreach efforts.

Past studies indicate that feral hogs cause an estimated $1.2 billion per year of economic damage in the U.S., but there is no data on the damage they are causing in South Carolina.

By filling out and returning the survey, participants can help wildlife management professionals with efforts to control an invasive species that is damaging the state’s natural resources and agricultural infrastructure, said Shari Rodriguez, a Clemson wildlife biologist specializing in wildlife conservation on private lands.

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Julie Valentine Luncheon Will Provide Services to Child and Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Retired FBI Agent and Survivor of Molestation Jim Clemente was Guest Speaker

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The fifth annual Julie Valentine Luncheon raised funds to help reach women and children in Upstate South Carolina who are survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Former FBI Profiler Jim Clemente shared his message of survival and justice with the attendees. Clemente’s own undercover work led to the incarceration of a profiled child sex offender, teacher and camp director who molested dozens of children.  As an internationally recognized expert, he is a technical advisor and writer for Criminal Minds. 

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Wilson to Discuss Human Trafficking PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

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Attorney General Alan Wilson will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, February 26, Greenville County Republican Women’s Club luncheon at the Poinsett Club. The Attorney General will discuss human trafficking, a form of modern slavery and proposed legislation to give law enforcement the necessary tools to go after traffickers. Wilson is in his second term as South Carolina Attorney General.
Cost of the luncheon is $17. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Second VP Cheryl Teague Cuthrell at (864) 335-8094 or (864) 270-0907.

 


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