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Democrats Losing Conservative Black Americans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:00

Republican Glen Robinson Challenging Liberal Democrat Senator Karl Allen in S.C. Senate District 7

As more African-Americans become financially and socially independent, they are feeling free to make their own political decisions, Patricia L. Dickson predicted in the American Thinker that “regardless of the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump’s rise will force the Democratic Party to eventually have to address how it’s elected officials have neglected black Americans, it’s most loyal constituency.”

She wrote that the Democrat Party’s “worst nightmare” was when Trump reached out to blacks and asked: “What the ---- do you have to lose?”

Children Visit Four-Story Plantation Built around 1830 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Durham   
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

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A joint meeting of Joseph Evan Davis 907, Children of the Confederacy (Greenville) and Bonnie Blue Flag Chapter 789 Children of the Confederacy (Anderson), was held on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2016, on the beautiful front piazza of the historic Woodburn Plantation.  This lovely home had been recommended by Dr. Tim Drake of Belton and Michael Barnes of Honea Path.  The two men are both descendants of the Pinckney family from two brothers of Charles Pinckney and have worked with the CofC and UDC Chapters for several years.  The Children were accompanied by several members of the Robert E. Lee 146 UDC Chapter in Anderson, the Winnie Davis 442 UDC Chapter in Greenville, and members from the SCV.

Glassy Mountain Fire Department Celebrates New Fire Engine with Traditional “Push In” Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Releas   
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:00

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LANDRUM, SC – Glassy Mountain Fire Department (GMFD) officially places into community service its new 2016 Pierce Saber fire engine during an invocation and traditional ceremony historically known as a “push in” by department staff.  
The origin of pushing a fire truck into the station dates back to the time of horse drawn equipment.  Firefighters had to push the fire pumpers into the fire station because horses were incapable of backing in the equipment.  The new GMFD engine includes a 1250 GMP pump and a 1,000-gallon water tank with a compressed air foam system that will provide superior firefighting power over water alone. 

Chief Bob Staples, Glassy Mountain Fire Department, said, “We are very grateful to our community for their support.  Our new engine will allow us to better serve our communities for many years to come.  We believe it will greatly enhance our ability to combat fires and reduce property damage.”

Royal Lao Airborne 15th Annual Banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:00



UDC Chapter Holds Monthly Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Durham   
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:00


There were many special and exciting moments at the first meeting of the year for Winnie Davis 442 in Greenville, SC.  The meeting was held at the home of Chapter President Pamela Durham.  She opened the meeting with ritual and prayer, and then welcomed all members and visitors.  

The first action of the meeting was the installation of 2nd Vice President & Treasurer Dona Morgan of Taylors, who was absent from the May meeting in which the rest of the Chapter officers were installed.  The next item on the agenda was the presentation of new member and supplemental certificates.  

Dona Morgan of Taylors received certificates for the research on service of her ancestors John T. White, Marshall Frank Fowler and James L. Fowler.  Pamela Durham of Greenville received certificates for the research on service of her ancestors John Hamilton and John Ogletree.  Julia Barnes of Honea Path received certificates for the service of her ancestors Isaac Smith, Wesley Sexton, and Francis B. Davis.  Angela Gray of Honea Path received a certificate for research on her ancestor Richard Sentelle Osteen.  Rhonda “Ziggy” Spearman of Honea Path received a certificate for the service of her ancestor Micager Camp.  

Traveling With Terry Visits The Clinton House Museum PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terry M. Thacker   
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:00

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Why Did THEY WANT The Gas-Tax Hike Increase? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 00:00

In March of this year the SC legislature ended debate on a gas-tax hike meant to add $1.2 billion a year to the budget supposedly needed to fix SC roads and ease congestion and instead went with an alternative plan by the GOP to provide $400 million in additional funds with the reform of the state Transportation Department.

Why then is Greenville-Pickens, South Carolina, the Federal Government and ultimately the UN surging ahead with surveys and studies and plans to restructure our transportation system?

Horizon 2040, Greenville-Pickens new Long Range Transportation Plan under the auspices of GPATS (the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study) is planning for the provision of regional transportation for a 777-square-mile area that’s home to more than 500,000 residents.  It covers most of Greenville and Pickens counties and smaller portions of Anderson, Laurens and Spartanburg counties.

When completed, Horizon 2040 will identify improvements to be funded through the year 2040.  The plan considers all travel modes, including automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians, transit and freight.  It insists that it is interested in the residents concerns and offers a prepared list of categories to which residents can respond.


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