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Water Park in Works for Northside PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Set to Open Summer of 2010

Greenville County Recreation District summer day camp youth were on hand this morning with a banner and a cheer for the groundbreaking for Otter Creek Water Park. The District will open this new facility at Northside Park next summer. ~ Photo by Bob Dill
Ground was broken Wednesday, July 1st by the Greenville County Recreation District for the Otter Creek Water Park at Northside Park on Darby Road off State Park Road in northern Greenville County. The $3 million family water park is one of 17 projects made possible by a Hospitality Tax instituted by Greenville County Council in April of 2007. The park is scheduled to open in the summer of 2010.

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Senator Phillip Shoopman Appointed To Port Advisory Committee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Senator Will Represent Upstate, Oversee Vital Economic Engine

SC Sen. Phillip Shoopman (R-Greenville).Columbia, SC – July 6, 2009 – South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell announced today that he has appointed State Senator Phillip Shoopman (R-Greenville) to the South Carolina Port Advisory Committee. The port is one of our state’s most vital economic engines and Senator Shoopman’s appointment ensures Upstate representation on port matters.

South Carolina’s economic growth is directly linked to the success of our state’s ports. Unfortunately, while its competitors have seen consistent growth over the past several years, container traffic through the Port of Charleston has dropped precipitously. Once the largest port on the east coast, the Charleston port has dropped to the fourth ranking.

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Collins Named American Legion Auxiliary SC Department President PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Past American Legion Dept. of SC Auxiliary President Dorothy Tunstall (at left) presents President Brenda Collins with the gavel. ~ American Legion Pst 3 PhotoBrenda Collins was elected to the office of South Carolina Department President for the American Legion Auxiliary at their 89th annual Convention in Columbia, SC on Saturday, June 27th.

Her eligibility comes through her husband, John Collins, who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era.  John is now serving a third year as Commander of Post #3 in Greenville.

She is currently serving as treasurer of Unit #3. She has served as president, secretary, Chaplain, Constitution and By-laws Chairman, Public Relations Chairman and Girls State Chairman in the unit.

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SLED Clears Governor of Financial Problems PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Sanford Back to Work after Spending Holiday with Family

SC Governor Mark SanfordGovernor Mark Sanford welcomed Attorney General McMaster’s call for a SLED investigation.

“We are pleased that SLED will look into this matter,” Gov. Sanford said. “There’s been a lot of speculation and innuendo on whether or not public moneys were used to advance my admitted unfaithfulness. To be very clear: no public money was ever used in connection with this. We believe the best way to put those questions to rest once and for all is for SLED to ask these questions, and we plan on cooperating fully.”

Sled reported that their review revealed no financial problems.

Joel Sawyer, the Governor’s spokesman commented following the SLED report:

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What the South Has Lost PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Conner   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

From the Book: The South under Siege, 1830-2000, Chapter 24, By Frank Conner

This book has described the ideological war that the Northern secular humanists have been waging against the conservative Christian South from the 1830s until now (June 2000); and we have catalogued many of the social, political, and economic losses suffered by the South as the result of losing that war. But in discussing the wrenching changes that have been forced upon the Southern society – especially during the last half century, we have not yet talked about the consequent loss of the traditional Christian values which shaped the society of the Old South and made it unique in the world.

Let us talk about that now. If we could resurrect the best values of the Old South, modified only slightly for today’s conditions, what type of society would we likely end up with? Would it be worth all the effort?

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‘All Things For Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by J. Steven Wilkins   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

(Passages from the book by J. Steven Wilkins)

Fredericksburg: Page 212

During the (Union) assault, Lee turned to Longstreet and said with a mixture of satisfaction and sadness, “It is well that war is so terrible! We should grow too fond of it!”

The battle of Fredericksburg was actually two battles fought three miles apart: one in Jackson’s sector, and the other in Longstreet’s. Both battles proved disastrous for the Federals. Union Capt. Abner Small conceded, “There had been two battles, and we knew that both had been lost.”

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Liberals Piling on Palin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Governor Induced Fear and Trembling

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska announced Friday that she would be stepping down as Governor at the end of July. She cited the influx of political troublemakers flooding into her state since she was asked to become the Republican vice Presidential candidate last fall. She noted that her family had incurred half a million dollars in legal bills fighting unfounded ethics complaints and some two million dollars that such unwarranted political attacks had cost the citizens of Alaska.

She and her family, including minor children, have been the recipients of the blunt of unprovoked attacks and ridicule by media personalities ranging from degenerate late-night sit-down comedians to network news anchors.

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There is No Constitution! PDF Print E-mail
Written by John H. Utz - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

We have no Constitution! Let me repeat that: WE HAVE NO CONSTITUTION. And, we have NO Rule of Law. There are no formal checks and balances. There IS NO Justice. There is only POWER! And arrogance. And, the Big Lie! And totally uninhibited special interests, bureaucrats, representatives, legislators, school boards, County Councils, planners, Advisors, and, yes, Presidents.

The Dollar is worthless, except for the fact that countries all around the globe have so many in their accounts that they all (have to) participate in the illusion of value lest it implode!

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Let Us Go In Peace PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom McClain - Cameron, SC   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

In 1860 these were the last words Senator Jefferson Davis told the congress of the United States when he gave his parting address as he referred to letting the South secede from a voluntary union of states. Alas, President Abe Lincoln would not let the 13 southern states secede in peace; because of loss of power and money the U.S. could not afford to let the south go. These are people and states Abe had control over and as an attorney and recently elected president of the Union, he invaded the South and slaughtered thousands of people for power and money.

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Hands Off Honduras! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pat Buchanan   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Last Saturday, Honduran soldiers marched into the presidential palace, bundled up President Manuel Zelaya and put him on a plane for Costa Rica.

The ouster had been ordered by the Supreme Court and approved by the Congress, as Zelaya was attempting an illegal referendum to change the Honduran constitution so he could run for another term.

Will someone please explain why this bloodless transfer of power to the civilian legislator first in line for the presidency, in a sovereign nation, is any business of the United Nations, the Organization of American States, Hugo Chavez, the Castro brothers or Barack Obama? For all have denounced the "coup" and demanded Zelaya's immediate return.

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Welcome to Obamacare Theater PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michell Malkin   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

The White House sure likes to put on a show. Fresh off its joint stage production with ABC News, the Obama administration broadcast another health-care propaganda play this week under the guise of a citizen "town hall."

Chicago consigliere and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett managed the floor and human props for Obama. In a telling moment as the event kicked off, she protested a wee bit much: "I want to emphasize that the president has not seen the questions ahead of time." The audience responded with polite laughter.

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Independence Now And Forever PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chuck Baldwin   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

As we approach Independence Day, it behooves us to recall the principles of America's founding, especially in light of the ongoing attempt by today's political and commercial leaders to merge the United States into a hemispheric government. In fact, the clarion call for independence is just as fundamental, just as revolutionary as it was 233 years ago.

Regarding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams said, "[Independence Day] will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore."

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Biblical Significance of Modern Israel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Evangelical Christians from many countries of the world comprise the majority of foreign tourists visiting Israel each year. Most of them are going to Israel for the first time, and what they primarily want to see are the ancient Biblical sites. They have read about Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, and other places in their Bibles. So they arrive with excitement and anticipation in the Holy Land, anxious to see these ancient Biblical places.

The fact that these ancient sites are still in existence for tourists to visit is what we might call, "Biblically significant." They were places of importance in Israel centuries ago during Biblical history. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lived there. David and Solomon reigned there. Jesus and His disciples ministered there. And amazingly, two or three thousand years later, these ancient Biblical places are still real, existing and thriving places.  

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Joyful Harps Recording New CD, Producing Sheet Music PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Raquelle and Heather Sheen as the Joyful Harps. ~ Photo Courtesy of Holly Sheen
Readers of The Times Examiner are familiar with the multitalented Sheen sisters, Heather and Raquelle, and their Joyful Harps music. They teach music and also author weekly columns for the newspaper pertaining to home schooling.

Heather and Raquelle have recently started recording their harp arrangements on paper.  Harpists may now go to their new sheet music page on their website and find several published original arrangements for duets and solos. They may be purchased by the piece individually for $6 each (price includes shipping). www.joyfulharps.com/oursheetmusic.html.

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Elected Officials Speak Out on Sanford Affair PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

Governor Pledges to Weather the Storm

Following an absence of 5 days from the state and admitting an affair with a “dear friend” in Argentina, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has apologized to his family and    constituents, and announced his decision to reconcile with his family and submerge himself into the business of continuing to serve the Palmetto State as Governor for the next 18 months.

The State newspaper has published embarrassing personal emails allegedly written by Sanford and his Argentine lover the newspaper claims they have had since December, 2008. Unconfirmed reports indicate the emails were obtained by another male friend of the woman in Argentina.

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Immigration Tsunami - Part II PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

Impending Disaster and the Need for Real, Not Phony Reform

Recent estimates by a major investment firm and two research firms have placed the number of illegal immigrants in the U. S. at between ten and twenty million. All the estimate revisions seem to move constantly upward. Obviously, our immigration problem is so enormous and out of control that it is very difficult even to measure.  Some have very appropriately termed the immigration tsunami an invasion.

The massive tidal wave of illegal immigration and unprecedented levels of legal immigration now occurring in the United States portend an impending demographic disaster.  These demographic changes are already having enormous and substantial impacts on our lives.  Jobs, wages, taxes, and every aspect of our economy are being adversely affected.  The quality and costs of education and healthcare are also being adversely affected.  Public safety and national security are being weakened or jeopardized.  Out of control immigration portends a political, social, and cultural future very different from the ideals of the Founding Fathers of our Republic.

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Immigration Tsunami - Part I PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 24 June 2009 00:00

Impending Disaster and the Need for Real, Not Phony, Reform

According to a January Report by the investment firm of Bear Stearns there may now be as many as twenty million illegal immigrants in the United States.  The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) had estimates of ten to twelve million illegals in the country in late 2004.

As illegal immigration is, of course, illegal and kept as quiet as possible, it is hard to get a handle on how many illegal immigrants are here.  The three sources agree, however, that the numbers are growing rapidly.  The CIS and FAIR both believe the number of illegals is increasing at the rate of 500 thousand per year.  Some believe this may now be closer to 800 thousand per year.  That figure will increase enormously, if there is any kind of amnesty, by whatever name.  Such a plan is now before Congress in the form of the Kennedy-McCain Immigration “Reform” Bill.

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Bill Connor Addresses Greenville GOP Women PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

Lt. Col. Bill Connor ~ Photo by Thomas C. HansonThe Greenville County Republican Women’s Club conducted its annual Americanism program at its monthly luncheon meeting June 25 at the Poinsett Club.

Geri Warren is president of the club. Member Patty Stoner chaired the event, which featured an address by Master Sgt. Ken Gause, USAF (Ret), Col. Bob Davis speaking about the Wounded Warrior Project and the main address by Lt. Col. Bill Connor, a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Air Force JROTC cadets from Southside High School presented and retired the colors.

Junior ROTC in Greenville Schools

Sgt. Gause, AFJROTC aerospace science instructor at Southside High School, spoke about the Junior ROTC program in Greenville schools and some of the awards his cadets have received and opportunities that have been presented to them.

The goal of the Air Force ROTC program is to instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment in high school students.

Wounded Warrior Project

Col. Bob Davis, husband of Kathy Davis, the club’s first vice president, spoke about the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Supreme Court Confirms: Sotomayor was Wrong PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christian Newswire   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

Sanctioned discrimination against firefighters for color of skin

WASHINGTON /Christian Newswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court reversed Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the now-famous New Haven firefighters case. Although Judge Sotomayor and two of her colleagues did not even think the case worthy of a published opinion, the Supreme Court said the case presented "two provisions of Title VII to be interpreted and reconciled, with few, if any, precedents in the courts of appeals discussing the issue."

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Eckstrom Addresses ACG Luncheon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terry M. Thacker   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

SC Comptroller Richard Eckstrom speaks to Americans for Constitutional Government. ~ Photo By Terry M. Thacker
South Carolina Comptroller Richard Eckstrom addressed the annual luncheon of the Americans for Constitutional Government this past Saturday at the Sugar Creek Clubhouse.

After a covered dish luncheon, Presbyterian pastor Mark Evans gave a devotional, after which Eckstrom spoke to the approximately 55-60 people in attendance. He began by addressing what he termed “the pink elephant in the room,” that is, the situation with Governor Mark Sanford.

“I’m a personal friend of the governor,” he said, admitting that “it’s difficult.” He said that he recently advised Sanford to read John 8, which deals with how Jesus handled the situation involving the woman caught in adultery and how Jesus offered forgiveness and grace. He further said that “we need to take inventory of ourselves” as well.

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Confederate Air Force Topic for SCV Speaker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009 00:00

Commander Jim Bouchillon, Ray Sheen and  1st Lt Commander Larry Waddell. ~ Photo by Bob Dill
Ray Sheen was the guest speaker at the June meeting of the 16"' Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Camp 36, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Greenville. Sheen is a former US Air Force officer who operates his own consulting business and enjoys Confederate re-enacting with family members. He volunteers as webmaster and maintains the I6'1' SCV and Museum of Confederate History web sites.

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