American Legion Post 214 Commander Tony Dunn prepares to open first meeting in the Post new home on Wade Hampton Blvd. Taylors.
American Legion Post 214 Commander Tony Dunn prepares to open first meeting in the Post new home on Wade Hampton Blvd. Taylors.
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This Ceremony is in honor of a fallen soldier.  The soldier’s unpolished boots are carried by an  Honor Guard member to be placed on the wooden block in front of the cross.
This Ceremony is in honor of a fallen soldier. The soldier’s unpolished boots are carried by an Honor Guard member to be placed on the wooden block in front of the cross.
A solemn memorial service is conducted by volunteer members of the Spartanburg County Sheriff Dept. Honor Guard. The service begins with six Honor Guard members carrying M-1 Garand Rifles with fixed bayonets.
A solemn memorial service is conducted by volunteer members of the Spartanburg County Sheriff Dept. Honor Guard. The service begins with six Honor Guard members carrying M-1 Garand Rifles with fixed bayonets.

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Steve Pettit, President of Bob Jones University,  was keynote speaker at the Grand Opening of  Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History.
Steve Pettit, President of Bob Jones University, was keynote speaker at the Grand Opening of Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History. - Photo by Tony Dunn

Steve Pettit, President of Bob Jones University, was the keynote speaker at the Grand Opening of the Major Ruldolf Anderson, Jr. American Legion Post 214 and Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History.

Steve Pettit is a Christian Patriot and a graduate of both The Citadel and Bob Jones University.

During his address, he announced that Bob Jones University is expected to offer a military science program that will award officers commissions to Army and Air Force ROTC within the next two years.

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SC Gov. Henry McMaster spoke at the Biennial Convention of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women on Hilton Head Island.
SC Gov. Henry McMaster spoke at the Biennial Convention of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women on Hilton Head Island.
SC Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant also spoke at the Biennial Convention  of the South Carolina Federation  of Republican Women on  Hilton Head Island.
SC Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant also spoke at the Biennial Convention of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women on Hilton Head Island.
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House Speaker Ryan ratifying HR.1475 authorizing a wall of remembrance to be constructed at the site of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The President signed it into law on October 16, 2016.
House Speaker Ryan ratifying HR.1475 authorizing a wall of remembrance to be constructed at the site of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The President signed it into law on October 16, 2016. - Photo courtesy of Lewis Vaughn

CONGRESS ENACTED LEGISLATION IN 2016 ALLOWING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WALL OF REMEMBRANCE AT THE SITE OF THE KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL IN D.C. IT WILL HAVE THE NAMES OF THE 37K AMERICAN KIA’s ENGRAVED IN IT. TAXPAYER FUNDS CANNOT BE USED TO CONSTRUCT THE WALL. THE COST PER NAME IS $350.00.
WE NEED YOUR HELP IN RAISING THE FUNDS FOR THE 548 SOUTH CAROLINIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN KOREA. GREENVILLE HAD MORE THAN 50 KIA’s.
ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE USED FOR THE WALL. PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO THIS MOST WORTHY CAUSE.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: KWVA FOOTHILLS CHAPTER #301.
        IN THE “FOR” AREA WRITE “WALL OF REMEMBRANCE”
MAIL TO: LEWIS VAUGHN, CHAIRMAN
        WALL OF REMEMBRANCE FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE
        623 ASHLEY COMMONS
        GREER, SC 29651 (QUES. CALL (864) 848-0368)

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Chase Tomberlin playing in Carolina Panthers Drumline.
Chase Tomberlin playing in Carolina Panthers Drumline. - NGU Photo

Tigerville, SC – Chase Tomberlin, a senior music major from Greer, has more going on in his life than just going to class and studying. He has a part-time job, but not just any part-time job. He travels two times a week, maybe more, to Charlotte, NC to rehearse with the Carolina Panthers PurrCussion drumline, a percussion ensemble that performs during every Carolina Panthers home game.

“Being on the sideline of an NFL game is a lot of fun,” said Tomberlin.

He heard about the drumline from a friend he taught with through North Greenville Indoor Percussion, a non-profit youth percussion ensemble sponsored by North Greenville University. He auditioned in April, shortly after the end of the Indoor season.

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The legal battle in Greenville County Council is coming to a conclusion – at least in court.

The legal complaint filed by members of Greenville County Council against Chairman Butch Kirven will be heard in the Greenville County Courthouse Wednesday Morning, August 9 at 9:30 am.

The dispute began when Chairman Kirven ruled that fees on county taxpayers could be increased with only 7 votes of the 12-member Council. Council rules state that increases in taxes and fees require more than a simple majority.

Councilmen Willis Meadows, Joe Dill and Mike Barnes along with state lawmakers and other citizens asked the State Attorney General for an opinion on the Kirven decision. When the Attorney General opinion disagreed with Kirven, he decided to ignore it. That action by the chairman forced his opposition on Council to go to court to force compliance.

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