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Memorial Day at the Greenville Vietnam Memorial PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales & Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home Memorial Day Service PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00


Charles Porter, Events Director, Maj. Rudolf Anderson, Jr. American Legion Post 214, served as Master of Ceremony and introduced Dr. Nick Ballew, guest speaker at the Woodlawn Memorial Day Service.

DVD of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” on Sale June 7 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

This is the True Story of What actually Happened on the Ground in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 as Told by CIA Security Officials who Defied Orders to “Stand Down,” and Risked their Lives to Save Other Americans Pleading for Help.


The movie adaptation of the book 13 Hours in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, June 7, 2013.

Three of the contract operators who responded to the September 11, 2012 attack on Benghazi, Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto and John “Tig” Tiegen went public and allowed their names to be used in the book and movie. Jack Silva and Dave Benton who also participated in the activities, are pseudonyms used to preserve their families’ privacy and their own. Another member of the CIA team, Tyrone “Rone” Woods died during the attack on the Annex.

Kris Paronto spoke at the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club luncheon  at the Poinsett Club on 26 March of last year. On the night before the luncheon The Times Examiner hosted a dinner in his honor with the help of friends. About 50 guests attended the event and had an opportunity to interact with one of the real heroes of Benghazi.

Wendy Nanney Gets Endorsement from SC House Speaker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00


South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas endorsed Rep. Wendy Nanney in her reelection bid for House District 22. The event took place Thursday night at the home of Tom and Pat Stultz. From left: SC House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister; Tim Nanney, Greenville County register of deeds; Rep. Wendy Nanney; and House Speaker Jay Lucas.

Upstate Couple Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pearl Fredricks Drenckpohl   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00


Roger and Shirley Fredricks of Travelers Rest, South Carolina recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  They were married May 26, 1951 in Lucas, Michigan.  Roger and Shirley have 5 married children:  Pearl Fredricks Drenckpohl (John), Roger Fredricks II (Jana), Ruth Fredricks McAbee (Doug), Douglas Fredricks (Mary Beth), Becky Fredricks Tucker (Wil) and several grand and great grandchildren.

The Fredricks have attended and are associated with Mountain Creek Baptist Church.  Roger retired from Brick and Concrete Masonary work.  Shirley retired from Private Duty Healthcare.

Widow of American Sniper Taya Kyle at Taylors Free Medical Clinic Banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

The Taylors Free Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing quality free health care to eligible individuals in a culture of caring


When the crowd surrounding Taya Kyle dwindled during the reception, I approached the Author of American Wife  with a degree of anxiety. As she stretched out her hand I responded by telling her that as a veteran of almost three decades of military service, I had a great deal of respect and admiration for military wives and their  many sacrifices for their families and their country. I was somewhat startled when she responded with a big hug for this old soldier. The words had touched a tender spot behind the tough shell surrounding this woman who had been hardened by an eventful  and painful life.

Mrs. Kyle was introduced to the packed house of Taylors Free Medical Clinic supporters by Dr. Tony Beam who discussed his emotional reaction to the Clint Eastwood directed movie depicting her husband’s life as the sniper with the most sniper kills in US military history, She had no small role in his life and the movie.

Fountain Inn Fountain and Inn Found! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jack Marlar   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00


May 9, 2016 was a day of research and discovery for local historians and friends of the Fountain Inn Museum (FIM).   Several senior citizens who grew up in our town remember playing at the spring that was allegedly the “fountain” that supplied water to visitors of the Inn on this stage coach stop.    Being eighteen miles from both Greenville and Laurens, this spring was at a point where the horses and passengers would be in need of a place to get refreshed from this old mode of transportation before the railroads came through the area.


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