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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 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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Court Orders Governor to Sign Request for $700 Million to Fund ‘Monumentally Terrible Idea’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 03:31

Judges Side with Lawmakers Who Appoint Them

The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered Governor Mark Sanford on Thursday, June 4, 2009, to request $700 million in federal stimulus money. Sanford signed the request and numerous pages of assurances required by the federal government under protest and under orders from the South Carolina Supreme Court.

In his cover letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, Gov. Sanford made it clear that he was not in lock-step with the circumstances being forced on him.

The Governor’s comments in part are quoted below:

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Sen. Larry Grooms Running for Governor of South Carolina: 2010 GOP Primary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Sen. Larry Grooms ~ Photo by Bob DillJulie Hershey invited about two dozen friends to meet Sen. Larry Grooms in Greenville, Monday. Grooms is exploring the possibility of seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of South Carolina in the 2010 primary election.

Hershey is Director of Heritage Community Services in the Upstate and met Sen. Grooms on the Senate floor when abstinence education funding was under attack by political opponents.

“This man stood on the Senate floor and fought for abstinence education. Here is a man who not only has the right thoughts and the right ideas, but he has the courage to act on his convictions,” Hershey said.

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Furman University Army ROTC Holds Awards Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Seniors Commissioned as US Army Officers

Cadet William Walker, at left, receives Commander’s Saber Award from LTC Maddox. ~ Gilbert ScalesFurman University can be justifiably proud of the Furman Paladin Battalion and one of the top Army ROTC programs in the nation.

The professional Army Cadre and instructors are led by LTC Brian Maddox. The Furman Ranger Challenge team finished 4th in the annual competition at Fort Jackson, competing against 17 teams from South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. Furman performed well despite the tough competition.

This year, Furman moved under the 4th ROTC Brigade headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This new brigade has 40 schools from South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Next year, the 4th Brigade will hold two Ranger Challenge events.

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Richard Cash, GOP Candidate for 3rd Congressional District PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Bob and Ann Turner, at left, and Lenna Neill, at right, join Congressional Candidate Richard Cash and wife Marcia for campaign photo.Richard Cash, a businessman from Powdersville, announced his run for Congress before an enthusiastic crowd of over 200 supporters on Saturday, April 18th. He is running for the seat in the third district, which is being vacated by Gresham Barrett. Richard Cash has been an entrepreneur and small business owner for the last 10 years. In 1999 he bought a neighborhood ice cream truck, which he has parlayed into a fleet of 13 yellow and green trucks under the name, Sweet Memories Ice Cream, LLC. He also started and owns a used vehicle business, which has been located on Hwy 153 for the past 5 years.

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A Victory for the Citizens of Greenville County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 00:00

Council Votes 10 to 2 to Protect Owners of Property Designated “Historic” from Bureaucratic Abuse

A proposal to amend the Greenville County Zoning Ordinance and allow the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission, an unelected body, to designate private property as historic without the permission of the property owner was about to glide “under the radar” and deprive the owners of property designated as such of their constitutional property rights was discovered by the Greenville County Taxpayers Association before it became law.

The proposed change would have allowed the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission to designate private property as historic without the consent of the owner and would put property improvements and other changes to the property under the oversight and direction of the commission, with powers greater than eminent domain, according to Taxpayer Association President Robert G. “Butch” Taylor.

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