Where does raising a white flag in the battle over your core values lead? Ask the Boy Scouts of America. After throwing up their hands on 103 years of conviction, the group may finally be learning that standing on principle isn't easy -- but it's a whole lot better than the alternative.

The fight to live out your beliefs can be an exhausting one. Until 2000, the Scouts had spent years in court just for the freedom to stick to its moral code. They won, but -- to the organization's dismay -- the battle didn't end. Waves of LGBT activists kept coming, and the pressure built until 2013, when BSA leaders gave into the lie that compromise would be their salvation. Five years later, we all can see: there's almost nothing left to save.

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Registration for kindergarten and first grade in Greenville County Schools has been extended until Friday, December 21, 2018. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 must enroll in public or private kindergarten, unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver. Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1, 2019 must enroll in first grade. Students who are currently enrolled in a GCS 4K or 5K program do not need to register. Visit your assigned Greenville County public school on or before December 21 to register.

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Dorothy Lind, First Vice President, presided in the absence of Chapter President Kristi Kingren. Mrs. Lind introduced the speaker – Scott Stephens, Director of Development for Generations Group – a home for sexually abused boys.  Mr. Stephens told the group about the help these boys receive at Generations  and the 98% success rate of this home.  There are currently 75 boys living on the campuses and the average length of stay is 24 months.    The objective of the home is safety for the boys. Generations Group is in partnership with Cornell University.  

A Nominating Committee, composed of Rebecca Stern, Mary Wood and Dorothy Lind was appointed during the business part of the meeting.

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WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and utilities, internet service providers and municipalities may apply for funding through USDA’s new ReConnect Program to connect rural areas that currently have insufficient broadband service. Answering the Administration’s call to action for rural prosperity, Congress appropriated funds in the fiscal year 2018 budget for this broadband pilot program. USDA Rural Development is the primary agency delivering the program, with assistance from other federal partners.

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WASHINGTON -- Stanton Healthcare to launch #ThankUMrPresident which is a campaign bringing thank you letters and cards to President Trump from children all across America thanking him for his courageous stand for life and working to end abortion.

Here is a link to the #ThankUMrPresident website: stanton-project.squarespace.com/thankumrpresident

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The Honorable Mike Burns, Representative for District 17 of the South Carolina House of Representatives, addressed the over 200 undergraduates, graduates, doctoral candidates, and first PA Medicine graduates at fall commencement on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
The Honorable Mike Burns, Representative for District 17 of the South Carolina House of Representatives, addressed the over 200 undergraduates, graduates, doctoral candidates, and first PA Medicine graduates at fall commencement on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
Kathryn Allen Wilkie (’16, P.A. ’18) from Sumter, is the first NGU undergraduate to be accepted and graduate from NGU’s PA Medicine program.
Kathryn Allen Wilkie (’16, P.A. ’18) from Sumter, is the first NGU undergraduate to be accepted and graduate from NGU’s PA Medicine program.

Tigerville, SC – (December 12, 2018) North Greenville University (NGU) celebrated fall commencement on a cold wintry morning on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Turner Chapel. The Honorable Mike Burns from District 17 of the South Carolina House of Representatives addressed the over 200 undergraduates, graduates, doctoral candidates, and first Physician Assistant (PA) Medicine graduates.

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