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Eight Furman, NGU Graduates Commissioned As US Army 2nd Lieutenants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, PublisherBy Bob Dill Eight new Army second Lieutenants were commissioned at Furman University McAlister Auditorium Saturday, May 6th, 2016. Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens is Professor of Military Science at Furman. Also participating in the ceremony   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

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Eight new Army second Lieutenants were commissioned at Furman University McAlister Auditorium Saturday, May 6th, 2016.

Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens is Professor of Military Science at Furman. Also participating in the ceremony were Furman President Dr. Elizabeth Davis and Interim North Greenville University President Dr. Randall Parnell.

Guest speaker for the ceremony was Colonel Erick Schwartz (USA Ret.).

Col Schwartz said the purpose of his talk was to give the soon to be Army officers, “an insider’s look into hearts and minds of men in battle.”

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Confederate Memorial Day in Columbia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

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On May 7, 2016, Confederate Memorial Day in Columbia brought the largest crowd seen in recent years.  Several hundred were at Elmwood Cemetery for the UDC service sponsored by the Mary Boykin Chestnut Chapter of Columbia.  Chapter President Juanita Keisler presided, Division President Ann Shugart brought greetings as did SC Division CofC President Matthew Myers.  The speaker was Leland Summers, SC Division SCV Commander. Special music was presented by the gospel group Sonrise.  After the laying of the wreath at the unknown Confederate soldier’s grave, a military salute was given by the Palmetto Battalion complete with cannon firing and the playing of taps.  The parade of those who wished to participate took place between 11 AM and 12 noon with a march to the Statehouse.  Several hundred individuals and groups with flags waving were escorted by police cars to the Statehouse for the 12 noon service.

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SC GOP Convention Acknowledges Trump as Probable Party Leader PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

Lt. Governor Henry McMaster and State GOP Chairman Matt Moore Host Trump Unity Breakfast for Convention Delegates

Delegates attending the South Carolina Republican Convention were welcomed by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster  at a Donald Trump Campaign Unity Breakfast. McMaster and SC Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman Matt Moore were featured speakers at the Unity Breakfast.

Governor Nikki Haley was the featured speaker at the convention. Congressman Joe Wilson was the only member of congress present. In fact, only 496 of the 870 delegates to the convention showed up to vote for national delegates and for the national Committeeman and Committeewoman.

Governor Haley discussed her accomplishments as Governor and challenges that continue to face the State Government.

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Korean Vets Support Community Project PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lew Perry   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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The Korean War Veterans Association, Foothills Chapter of SC #301, has contributed to the Greer Daily Bread Ministries STEP project, a veterans and family shelter. The STEP program (Shelter to Empower People) is designed to allow a veteran or a family to progress through a 90 day program that will provide them with the faith, financial knowledge, and life skills needed to exit homelessness, rejoin the workforce, and become productive members of the community. STEP is an arm of the Greer Soup Kitchen, well known in the community since 1991, whose mission is to feed the hungry by providing one hot nutritious meal (not just a sandwich) each day to whomever comes, serving approximately 140 to 150 meals each day. The Soup Kitchen provided over 50,000 meals in the past year.

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Furman University US Army ROTC Awards Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Homer Bryant, WWII veteran, presents the American Legion Award for Scholastic Excellence to Cadet Adam Johnson. This award is presented to a junior cadet that displays leadership qualities and is active in student organizations and constructive activities.

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Joel Heiser, Vietnam veteran and member of James F. Daniel, Jr. American Legion Post 3, presents the American Legion Award for Military Excellence to Cadet William Jenkins. This award is presented to a junior cadet that demonstrates outstanding qualities and military leadership, discipline, and citizenship.

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Mrs. Helen Kinion presents the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution National Defense Committee ROTC Medal and Certificate to Cadet Devan Trout. This award is presented to a cadet that shows qualities of loyalty and patriotism.

 
Winnie Davis 442 UDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Historic House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julia Barnes   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Chicora Historic Home featuring the 1st national flag CSA in Belton, SC.

The twentieth anniversary celebration of Winnie Davis 442, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held on the afternoon of Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Chicora historic home located in a rural area between Belton & Williamston.  This home was built in the 1840s by William Anderson, who served later as an officer in the Confederate military.  After his death during the War, his widow Lucretia Breazeale Anderson used her home as a girl’s school.  Chicora was surrounded by Federal troops who were part of Brown’s Raid on May 1, 1865. 

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Johnny Mack Brown Spoke to Legionnaires PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Retired Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown spoke to the Rudolph Anderson American Legion Post recently. The longest serving sheriff in Greenville County history discussed his interesting and productive life in law enforcement, including his appointment to the Federal Marshall service after leaving the sheriff’s office.

 


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