Thomas Anderson, age 10, made friends with Shaemus McDuff (Dog) at this years Highland Games at Furman University. (Photo by Tony Dunn)
Thomas Anderson, age 10, made friends with Shaemus McDuff (Dog) at this years Highland Games at Furman University. (Photo by Tony Dunn)

WWI Commemorative Centennial Reenactors participated in the Greenville Highland Games and Parade

Commemorative Reenactors wearing World War I uniforms marched North on Greenville’s Main Street during the Scottish Games Parade on Friday afternoon, May 25th.
The Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. American Legion Post 214 in Taylors is conducting several projects and events commemorating the end of World War I.
The events include: restoration of World War I grave markers in Springwood Cemetery and a lecture series held at the Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History, operated by Post 214.
The museum has a special section of artifacts dedicated to World War I veterans.

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Veterans Monument located on Swamp Rabbit Trail is dedicated by Berea Station Events to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
Veterans Monument located on Swamp Rabbit Trail is dedicated by Berea Station Events to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

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 For this discussion, please see the  SC JEDA/Greenville County Notice of public hearing  for the potential  GHS/Palmetto $1.5 billion bond issuance by SC JEDA, a SC government entity, (https://drive.google.com/file/d/19RCyo9VdN86UNEQfRhaEzgJXFLA5IkNY/view).  Basically,  ~$630 million in Greenville Health System debt will be combined with ~$870 million  in Palmetto Health System Debt.  GHS revenue is approaching ~$2.5 Billion while Palmetto revenue  is only ~$1.7 Billion, yet Palmetto’s debt is far higher than GHS’s which means it’s more risky (some of Palmetto’s debt is also tied to a $72 million Medicare fraud conviction). Higher risks equals higher costs due to possible future default. This will eventually cost hard-working Greenville County healthcare consumers more money.  This bond issuance is not in the best interest of Greenville County citizens.  It increases the default risk of our healthcare system in the upstate and the bond amalgamation/refinance does not save or create any jobs as required by SC JEDA.

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“I totally rely on God ... And the moment I stop giving Him the glory, is the moment I will fall, and I will fail, and I know that.” – Ainsley Earhardt

Jeff West, with Ainsley Earhardt, holding her book “Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me.”
Jeff West, with Ainsley Earhardt, holding her book “Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me.”

Columbia – Ainsley Earhardt, a native of Spartanburg, came through S.C. this weekend on a book signing tour for her latest book, Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me.  Ms. Earhardt is well-known among conservatives as a news anchor on Fox News Network.  She graduated from the University of South Carolina in journalism and then worked in Columbia at WLTX-TV.  She later moved to a station in Texas and ultimately joined Fox News in 2007. 

As a devout Christian, Ms. Earhardt is open about her faith.  She said in a 2016 interview with CBN, “I totally rely on God ... And the moment I stop giving Him the glory, is the moment I will fall, and I will fail, and I know that.”

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Leon Few: Walking Encyclopedia of Northern Greenville County History since Nov. 11, 1913

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Greenville County Council declared his 100th Birthday Leon Few Day in Greenville County back in 2013. The framed Proclamation was presented by Councilman Joe Dill who knew Few from Dill’s childhood and attended Blue Ridge High School with his sons Benjamin and Neves Few.

A few hours with Leon Few became a living history lesson. This writer spent a memorable Saturday morning with Few and former Travelers Rest Mayor Mann Batson searching for the ruins of the home of the man who founded and operated the first textile plant in Greenville County. Few had visited the home when it was occupied. We found the chimneys and foundation in some deep woods not far from what is now Berry’s Mill on SC Highway 14 north of Greer.

The Few family has a proud history and Mr. Leon knew all about it.

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Family and friends of local resident Chad Foster gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to present Chad with his Action Track Chair. The event took place in the Spinx parking lot in Marietta, South Carolina.  After five months of fundraising efforts, Chad was able to purchase his chair. The Action Track Chair will enable Chad to travel over sandy beaches, hike rough terrain with his family and ride in the snow. Chad is 40 and is a substitute teacher living in Marietta, SC. He is beloved by all who know him and is very active in his community and abroad in spite of the loss of mobility due to a spinal cord injury at birth.

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Local SUBWAY® owner Jill McGee, left, presented a check for $6,717.34 to Burgess Scott of the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System on behalf of SUBWAY® restaurants in the Upstate. The contribution represents proceeds from “SUBWAY® Cares for Kids Day” held on Nov. 17 and will help fill the Dream Gap, an array of services for patients and families. Participating SUBWAY® restaurants in the Carolinas and Georgia collectively contributed $30,134.73 from the one-day campaign to six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® that serve sick and injured children in their local communities.

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