Hunley Chapter Enjoys July 4th
- By Holly Sheen
Members of the Hunley Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, attended a wonderful 4th of July celebration at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. Heritage Park has a beautiful, grassy outdoor amphitheater, complete with a high-tech stage. On stage the Greenville Symphony put on a first-class concert of patriotic music for all to enjoy and the highlight was the 1812 Overture—of course! Near the end of the Overture cannons are called for and, indeed, cannons were supplied! Thirteen guns of varying sizes were present to provide the thunderous accompaniment right on cue.
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Palin’s Attorney Warns Media on Defamation
- By Bob Dill
FBI Spokesman Says Rumors of Investigation Untrue
Governor Sarah Palin’s announcement that she is stepping down as Governor of Alaska on July 26 has produced a firestorm of rumors generated by friend and foe.
Former Arkansas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate turned TV talk show host Mike Huckabee who claims to be a supporter of Palin called her decision to step down as Governor a “risky strategy.” Huckabee said on Fox News Sunday that resigning as governor will not stop the attacks on Palin. “That’s not going to stop if she continues in politics,” he concluded.
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Water Park in Works for Northside
- By Bob Dill
Set to Open Summer of 2010
Ground was broken Wednesday, July 1st by the Greenville County Recreation District for the Otter Creek Water Park at Northside Park on Darby Road off State Park Road in northern Greenville County. The $3 million family water park is one of 17 projects made possible by a Hospitality Tax instituted by Greenville County Council in April of 2007. The park is scheduled to open in the summer of 2010.
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Senator Phillip Shoopman Appointed To Port Advisory Committee
- By Press Release
Senator Will Represent Upstate, Oversee Vital Economic Engine
Columbia, SC – July 6, 2009 – South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell announced today that he has appointed State Senator Phillip Shoopman (R-Greenville) to the South Carolina Port Advisory Committee. The port is one of our state’s most vital economic engines and Senator Shoopman’s appointment ensures Upstate representation on port matters.
South Carolina’s economic growth is directly linked to the success of our state’s ports. Unfortunately, while its competitors have seen consistent growth over the past several years, container traffic through the Port of Charleston has dropped precipitously. Once the largest port on the east coast, the Charleston port has dropped to the fourth ranking.
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Collins Named American Legion Auxiliary SC Department President
- By Press Release
Brenda Collins was elected to the office of South Carolina Department President for the American Legion Auxiliary at their 89th annual Convention in Columbia, SC on Saturday, June 27th.
Her eligibility comes through her husband, John Collins, who served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era. John is now serving a third year as Commander of Post #3 in Greenville.
She is currently serving as treasurer of Unit #3. She has served as president, secretary, Chaplain, Constitution and By-laws Chairman, Public Relations Chairman and Girls State Chairman in the unit.
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SLED Clears Governor of Financial Problems
- By Bob Dill
Sanford Back to Work after Spending Holiday with Family
Governor Mark Sanford welcomed Attorney General McMaster’s call for a SLED investigation.
“We are pleased that SLED will look into this matter,” Gov. Sanford said. “There’s been a lot of speculation and innuendo on whether or not public moneys were used to advance my admitted unfaithfulness. To be very clear: no public money was ever used in connection with this. We believe the best way to put those questions to rest once and for all is for SLED to ask these questions, and we plan on cooperating fully.”
Sled reported that their review revealed no financial problems.
Joel Sawyer, the Governor’s spokesman commented following the SLED report:
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What the South Has Lost
- By Frank Conner
From the Book: The South under Siege, 1830-2000, Chapter 24, By Frank Conner
This book has described the ideological war that the Northern secular humanists have been waging against the conservative Christian South from the 1830s until now (June 2000); and we have catalogued many of the social, political, and economic losses suffered by the South as the result of losing that war. But in discussing the wrenching changes that have been forced upon the Southern society – especially during the last half century, we have not yet talked about the consequent loss of the traditional Christian values which shaped the society of the Old South and made it unique in the world.
Let us talk about that now. If we could resurrect the best values of the Old South, modified only slightly for today’s conditions, what type of society would we likely end up with? Would it be worth all the effort?
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‘All Things For Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson’
- By J. Steven Wilkins
(Passages from the book by J. Steven Wilkins)
Fredericksburg: Page 212
During the (Union) assault, Lee turned to Longstreet and said with a mixture of satisfaction and sadness, “It is well that war is so terrible! We should grow too fond of it!”
The battle of Fredericksburg was actually two battles fought three miles apart: one in Jackson’s sector, and the other in Longstreet’s. Both battles proved disastrous for the Federals. Union Capt. Abner Small conceded, “There had been two battles, and we knew that both had been lost.”
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Liberals Piling on Palin
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
Governor Induced Fear and Trembling
Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska announced Friday that she would be stepping down as Governor at the end of July. She cited the influx of political troublemakers flooding into her state since she was asked to become the Republican vice Presidential candidate last fall. She noted that her family had incurred half a million dollars in legal bills fighting unfounded ethics complaints and some two million dollars that such unwarranted political attacks had cost the citizens of Alaska.
She and her family, including minor children, have been the recipients of the blunt of unprovoked attacks and ridicule by media personalities ranging from degenerate late-night sit-down comedians to network news anchors.
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There is No Constitution!
- By John H. Utz - Greenville, SC
We have no Constitution! Let me repeat that: WE HAVE NO CONSTITUTION. And, we have NO Rule of Law. There are no formal checks and balances. There IS NO Justice. There is only POWER! And arrogance. And, the Big Lie! And totally uninhibited special interests, bureaucrats, representatives, legislators, school boards, County Councils, planners, Advisors, and, yes, Presidents.
The Dollar is worthless, except for the fact that countries all around the globe have so many in their accounts that they all (have to) participate in the illusion of value lest it implode!
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Let Us Go In Peace
- By Tom McClain - Cameron, SC
In 1860 these were the last words Senator Jefferson Davis told the congress of the United States when he gave his parting address as he referred to letting the South secede from a voluntary union of states. Alas, President Abe Lincoln would not let the 13 southern states secede in peace; because of loss of power and money the U.S. could not afford to let the south go. These are people and states Abe had control over and as an attorney and recently elected president of the Union, he invaded the South and slaughtered thousands of people for power and money.
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Hands Off Honduras!
- By Pat Buchanan
Last Saturday, Honduran soldiers marched into the presidential palace, bundled up President Manuel Zelaya and put him on a plane for Costa Rica.
The ouster had been ordered by the Supreme Court and approved by the Congress, as Zelaya was attempting an illegal referendum to change the Honduran constitution so he could run for another term.
Will someone please explain why this bloodless transfer of power to the civilian legislator first in line for the presidency, in a sovereign nation, is any business of the United Nations, the Organization of American States, Hugo Chavez, the Castro brothers or Barack Obama? For all have denounced the "coup" and demanded Zelaya's immediate return.
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Welcome to Obamacare Theater
- By Michell Malkin
The White House sure likes to put on a show. Fresh off its joint stage production with ABC News, the Obama administration broadcast another health-care propaganda play this week under the guise of a citizen "town hall."
Chicago consigliere and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett managed the floor and human props for Obama. In a telling moment as the event kicked off, she protested a wee bit much: "I want to emphasize that the president has not seen the questions ahead of time." The audience responded with polite laughter.
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Independence Now And Forever
- By Chuck Baldwin
As we approach Independence Day, it behooves us to recall the principles of America's founding, especially in light of the ongoing attempt by today's political and commercial leaders to merge the United States into a hemispheric government. In fact, the clarion call for independence is just as fundamental, just as revolutionary as it was 233 years ago.
Regarding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams said, "[Independence Day] will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore."
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Biblical Significance of Modern Israel
- By Dr. Al Snyder
Evangelical Christians from many countries of the world comprise the majority of foreign tourists visiting Israel each year. Most of them are going to Israel for the first time, and what they primarily want to see are the ancient Biblical sites. They have read about Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, and other places in their Bibles. So they arrive with excitement and anticipation in the Holy Land, anxious to see these ancient Biblical places.
The fact that these ancient sites are still in existence for tourists to visit is what we might call, "Biblically significant." They were places of importance in Israel centuries ago during Biblical history. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob lived there. David and Solomon reigned there. Jesus and His disciples ministered there. And amazingly, two or three thousand years later, these ancient Biblical places are still real, existing and thriving places.
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Americans Have Freedom In Their DNA
- By Tony Beam
Americans love liberty. Dissect the heart of a patriot and you will find the DNA of freedom. Listen closely to a patriot as he or she reveals the musings of their mind and you will hear a fixation on personal liberty. Just as nature abhors a vacuum, so a true American patriot abhors the thought of chains.
That is why tears well up in our eyes when we see the image and hear the voice of Ronald Reagan standing at the Berlin Wall telling Mr. Gobachev to tear it down. It is why we resonate with the words of Thomas Jefferson who said, “Liberty is to the collective body what health is to every individual body. Without health, no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.”
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