American Legion Post 120 Honor Guard members render a hand-salute at the US Flag that was presented to American Legion Post 3 member Gilbert Scales as his wife Harriette looks on. The US Flag was in honor of US Air Force veteran Frederick Scales who passed on August 2nd, 2018.
American Legion Post 120 Honor Guard members from Seneca render a hand-salute at the US Flag that was presented to American Legion Post 3 member Gilbert Scales as his wife Harriette looks on. The US Flag was in honor of US Air Force veteran Frederick Scales who passed on August 3rd, 2018. - Photo by Tony Dunn

 

Frederick LaRoque Scales, 70, son of the late Gilbert William Scales, Jr. and the late Susie LaRoque Scales passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018.

Born in New Bern, NC, Fred joined the Air Force after graduation from high school. He had one deployment in Vietnam as an aircraft maintenance specialist. Upon returning stateside, he served at Seymore Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC. The Tactical Air Command (TAC) squadron was later reassigned to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK. After his retirement from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1998, he served as a social worker with the Department of Veteran's Affairs. Fred was very active in the American Legion, the 40/8, the VFW and the DAV. He loved sports and his beloved UNC basketball team.

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According to WalletHub’s military engagement and civic engagement rankings, South Carolina was ranked No. 4 on the list due to high military engagement.

Most Patriotic States in America

  1. Virginia
  2. Alaska
  3. Wyoming
  4. South Carolina
  5. Idaho

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Improving Service for More Than 1 Million Residential and Commercial Consumers in 14 States

Projects Will Provide Improved Electric Reliability

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $345.5 million in 20 infrastructure projects (PDF, 121 KB) to improve rural electric service in 14 states.
“Delivering reliable and affordable electricity to power rural America will help lay the groundwork for increased rural prosperity and economic opportunity,” Secretary Perdue said. “USDA is partnering with rural electric utilities and cooperatives so they can continue to invest in infrastructure improvements to provide electric power to those who live and work in rural areas.”

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1st Annual South Carolina Life Conference

Saturday, September 8, 2018,  9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Community Chapel of Greenville

1636 Bethel Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29681

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I am continuously amazed and gratified by the ovation that I receive from those who surround me when I post the Southern Cross on highways and overpasses of the South.

And I want you and others of our leadership to be made privy to some of the pertinent conversation and questions fielded over the past two weeks of that charge.

(1) Mr. HK, why has Southern Republican leaders not asked President Trump to refrain coming to the South touting Lincoln as America's greatest President? I won't vote for him again if he continues to do so. It is too much to bear!

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Ashley Crouse from Seneca, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Scales, participated in the Journalism and Mass Communication Program at Bob Jones University. The students were exposed to TV and Radio broadcasting in the WBJU Campus TV and Radio Station. The students learned how to do news, weather and sports as live TV broadcasting in studio. During the week, the students took a field trip to a marketing firm and also visited the Greenville Drive Fluor Field where the executives explained how the Greenville Drive is marketed in the Upstate area.
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Dawn Arvelo, a Johnson C. Smith University student, received a 2018 Academic Scholarship from Triangle Pest Control.
Dawn Arvelo, a Johnson C. Smith University student, received a 2018 Academic Scholarship from Triangle Pest Control.

Local pest control company, Triangle Pest Control, chose Johnson C. Smith University student, Dawn Arvelo, as their  2018 academic scholarship winner. The Triangle Pest Control Scholarship Fund is a merit-based scholarship awarded to a student who wants to further education in business administration, management, marketing or other business-related fields.

Donnie Shelton, local businessman and Triangle Pest Control owner, says, “One of our favorite ways to give back to our community is by awarding a scholarship each year. We take great joy in investing in the lives of our winners and assisting them with their academic pursuits.”

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