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Greenville County School District Brings Change in Grading Scale in all Middle Schools by Fall of 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tina Sayward   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

The grading scale for schools ordinarily goes from zero to one hundred, with zero being the lowest grade you could score on any assignment. Back when most of us were in middle school, if we didn’t do an assignment or if we got every question wrong on a quiz, we earned a zero. That one zero would drag down our entire average and we would have to struggle to bring it back up just to pass, or drown ourselves in extra credit just praying that it would be enough. The Greenville County School District wants to change that. By establishing a policy with a grading floor of a 61, the lowest grade a student can receive on any assignment or test would be a 61. It is still an F, though falling in the upper range. Even with the grading floor, students would still have to make up the work they failed so that they will learn the required material. According to Derek Lewis, the District 24 representative of the Greenville County School Board, the policy isn’t exactly new. The Board approved the grading scale in 2007. “[It] was designed to allow ample opportunity for a teacher to award a student an F for failing to master a skill, but still provide the student and parents with some opportunities to bring that grade up.”

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Nikki Haley: Another Disappointment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

Governor Nikki Haley has been a disappointment to many citizens who worked hard for her election. She is the most recent in a series of South Carolina Governors who have been able to trick voters into supporting a mythical candidate who was much different from the real person.

Haley replaced Gov. Mark Sanford who was one of our better governors, but had a problem keeping his zipper zipped.

David Beasley was a young Democrat who became a “Christian” and won the Governor’s office as a Christian Republican. Beasley had a great personality but lost a bid for a second term by trying to please both his old liberal friends and his new Conservative supporters. Governor Beasley, like Haley, was considered ideal as a vice presidential candidate. He announced that he favored removal of the Confederate battle flag from the capitol dome. This pleased the liberal media and enhanced his national political potential. He lost credibility when in an effort to calm his Conservative Christian political base, Governor Beasley announced that God woke him up in the middle of the night and told him to take the flag down. Beasley instantly became a one-term governor and South Carolina suffered through 4-years of a Democrat Governor.

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The Front-Runners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00
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What Do I Have To Do To Get Kasich Out of my Hair? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00
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Martins Headline Piedmont Women’s Center 25th Anniversary Banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Piedmont Women’s Center Chief Executive Officer Lenna Fox Smith announced Plans for New Grove Road Medical Facility

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The 2016 Piedmont Women’s Center Pregnancy Medical Clinic 2016 Banquet For Life featured music by the Dove Award winning Martins. The popular family group has appeared on most of the Bill Gaither videos produced in recent years.

The food was exceptionally good for an event requiring food service for more than1,100 people.

The guests were treated with ultrasound images of live unborn babies in various stages of development on a giant screen, with narration by the medical staff.

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Vet Center Program for Vietnam Veterans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

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Craig Barnett, US Army (Ret.), Vietnam War Veteran was guest speaker at the 50th Anniversary commemorating the Vietnam War (November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975).

 
   
Funeral of South Vietnamese 2nd Lt.Yen V Vo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ronald Hall   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

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Presenting the Vietnamese Heritage Flag to family of 2nd Lt. Yen V Vo.

 
   
Greenville County Sheriff Candidates Appear At County GOP Executive Committee Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00
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50th Anniversary of Vietnam War PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

This year marks the official 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Most Americans will never know and others have no factual knowledge of the war that cost thousands of American lives over a period spanning more than a decade.

Any truthful historical assessment of the Vietnam War including that of Communist leaders has concluded that the war was won by the United States military with assistance of allies. They also concluded that the victory was forfeited and lost by the United States Congress and the liberal media. Politicians were influenced by the Communist sympathizers operating on college campuses and Communist sympathizers inside the government as well as influential voices in the media.

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Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00
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I Don't Like Where This Is Going PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00
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Ben Carson Advising Trump to “Tone it Down” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00

“I’ve had Talks About Being Presidential, About Toning It Down a Bit, Appealing to a Broader Group of People”

Retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate  Dr. Ben Carson says he is a good influence on Donald Trump, the candidate he has endorsed. “You did notice that he wasn’t nearly as caustic in the last debate. People appreciated that. It’s a matter of cultivating and capitalizing on that,” said Carson in a recent Carson News release.

Some observers were surprised that Dr. Carson endorsed Trump rather than Senator Ted Cruz. In many respects Carson and Trump are alike. In reality, both Carson and Trump are outspoken and fearless. Carson is quiet and diplomatic and Trump is  the opposite.

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Funeral Services Held For Officer Allen Lee Jacobs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00

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Several hundred Greenville Police Department and Greenville County Sheriff’s Department staff, along with EMS and Fire Department personnel were seated in center section behind family members. Elizabeth Doss, Soloist sang two songs during the service.

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Dr. Tony Beam On Israel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00

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Dr. Tony Beam, Vice President for Student Services and Christian World View at North Greenville University was the featured speaker at the March Luncheon of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club. Dr. Beam discussed the history of modern Israel and the role the United States and especially President Harry Truman and his long-time Jewish friend had on the founding of the Jewish State.

 
   
The Ultimate Outsider PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has described Senator Ted Cruz as the “ultimate outsider” and the ideal candidate to win the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016. All establishment candidates have been defeated badly by outsiders Cruz and Trump, both of which are despised by establishment Republican Party leaders. That is why the endorsement of Sen. Cruz by Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and other insiders has raised eyebrows and caused concern for many Cruz supporters who fear their candidate is being used and will ultimately be abused and abandoned when he has served the establishment’s purpose.

Senator Cruz has earned a reputation for opposing the establishment Republicans in the Senate on virtually everything they proposed. His most vicious critic was South Carolina’s senior senator Lindsey Graham who recently endorsed him. Graham apparently hates Trump more than he hates Cruz.

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Trump Winning Over Establishment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00
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Dropping in on the 82nd Airborne PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terry M. Thacker   
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00

By Terry M. Thacker

As the old saying goes, there is a first time for everything. Admittedly, sight-seeing trips are best done in spring, summer or fall, when the temperatures are more favorable for being out and about. But who goes sight-seeing in the dead of winter? I do, t'would seem.

Back in December I was watching a program on North Carolina public television describing a one-of-a-kind, on-going art exhibition featuring the works of M. C. Escher that was being held at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. A passing thought flitted through my brain that it would be nice to see that exhibition. The thought quickly passed but, several days later, it returned and hung around a little while longer.

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I've Always Tried to Tell The Truth ... Always ... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00
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The Remaking of Marco Rubio PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00

The RNC and Establishment Republicans, with the aid of the liberal media, including FOX News are remaking Marco Rubio; the U. S. Senate’s Gang of Eight Amnesty bill author. Rubio is now the leader of the Demolition crew charged with the mission of destroying fellow candidate Daniel Trump by whatever means mendacious minds can devise.

Historian and former County Republican Party Chairman Mike Scruggs asks: “How does Marco Rubio get away with it? How in the world can he claim to be a conservative? How can the GOP establishment claim he is the new Reagan?”

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How Common Core Ended the Bush Dynasty PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phyllis Schlafly   
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00

As Republicans try to make sense of Donald Trump’s huge victory in the South Carolina primary, the big news is the shellacking of Jeb Bush in a state that voted four times for a George Bush for president. Trump defeated Jeb by the overwhelming margin of 4-to-1 (33% to 8%).

When Jeb suspended his presidential campaign following his humiliating rebuke by South Carolina’s Republican voters, it was more than just a personal disappointment. It marked the end of the Bush family’s 25-year campaign to remake public education according to federal standards.

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Women Will Be Drafted Unless New President Acts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:00

Opponent of Women in Combat Believes Decisions should be made by Congress

Just before Christmas  the Obama Administration decided to require women to serve in all combat arms positions. The Army and Marine Corps resisted the decision until it was decided. Now they are charged with implementation. Any commander who is less than enthusiastic about implementation is looking at the end of his career in an unpleasant manner. Last week the chiefs of the Army and Marine Corps testifying before Congress said it is now time for women to register for selective service. This means that civilian women could find themselves in a national emergency lugging a heavy load of ammo and equipment crawling around in the mud engaged in the deadly game of life or death, depending on the strength and determination of the opponent.

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