Annual Overall  Increase Less than Half of Projection Due to Recession, Home and Charter Schools

Growth in the student population of Greenville County Schools is down drastically from only three years ago and less than half of the projection for the current school year.

The Greenville County School District experienced an annual growth of up to 2,000 three years ago that included large increases in K-4 and K-5 Kindergarten at the elementary level. Since that time, growth in the student population has dipped to 250 for the current school year. The current enrollment excluding charter schools that are under the jurisdiction of the Greenville County School Board is 69,477.

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GOP Chairman Floyd Forms Legal Trust Fund For Future Efforts

Lyman, SC - September 17, 2009 - State Representative Rita Allison joined with state Republican Party Chairman Karen Floyd and SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell to announce the filing of a defamation suit, aimed at sending the message that false and slanderous attacks won't be tolerated in South Carolina.

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On Tuesday, Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released his health care proposal which will be considered by the full committee next week. The plan contains more of the same big government policies that have been proposed by this Congress and Obama Administration for months. It does nothing to increase Americans’ access to affordable health care coverage. In fact, the Baucus plan includes several devastating provisions that hurt the ability of millions of Americans to keep the coverage they currently have (and like).

Moreover, the combination of tax increases, penalties, new government health care programs, increased fees on private health care entities, and destruction of current health care coverage products will force this nation into the grip of a government-run health care system. Here are 11 things you should know about Baucus' proposal:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three U.S. Sens. today expressed outrage that the Obama Administration has cancelled a third missile defense site scheduled to be deployed in Poland and the Czech Republic:

"I have long viewed the deployment of a layered ballistic missile defense as an urgent priority, vital to the future of our country's national security," said U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Armed Services committee and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee.  "The Obama's Administration's decision to cancel the third missile defense site scheduled to be deployed in Poland and the Czech Republic is short-sighted and leaves America and our allies vulnerable to the growing missile threat from Iran.  Iran has developed short and medium range missiles capable of hitting targets in the Middle East and southeastern Europe.  Our only true defense is an effective layered defensive capability to shoot down ballistic missiles that threaten this country, our allies and our deployed forces around the globe."

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Carrie Prejean (right), her mother Ms. Francine Coppola (left) and The Times Examiner reporter Jeff West at the Conservative Leadership Conference.
The fourth annual North Carolina Conservative Leadership Conference was held in Raleigh, N.C. on September 11-12.  It was sponsored by the N.C. Civitas Institute (see www.nccivitas.org), a conservative think tank started by retailer John William Pope promoting free markets and limited, honest government.  There were numerous famous and informative speakers including: journalist Trent Seibert, who exposed Al Gore’s outlandish electric bill; John Fund of the Wall St. Journal; Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform; former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean; Muslim terrorist expert Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch; and Dr. Jennifer Morse, president of the Ruth Institute promoting Biblical marriage.  There were also various sessions on useful topics such as how to expose government corruption.

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DeMint: ‘We Have Got to Stop the Takeover of Healthcare.’

Greenville County Republican Women and their guests gave Senator Jim DeMint a hero’s welcome when he arrived to speak at their luncheon Monday at the Poinsett Club.

GCRWC President Geri Warren introduced DeMint as “the true leader of the Conservative movement leading the fight against that liberal firestorm that is trying to destroy capitalism and lead our country down the path of socialism.”

The three-hundred people attending the luncheon joined Warren in a lengthy standing ovation when she commended DeMint for having “consistently and effectively fought for the values that we treasure in South Carolina such as individual liberty, smaller government, a strong national defense and our traditional values.”

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Ted AdamsThe Anderson County Constitution Meet Up Group met at Ryan’s in Anderson on September 17, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. A fantastic group of energetic, freedom-loving constitutionalists turned out for what proved to be an exciting and thought-provoking evening.

Pastor Tony Romo kicked off the evening at 7:00 p.m. with a welcome and asked each attendee to introduce themselves and briefly share their political involvement. Two of the attendees traveled to be part of the “Tea-Party” in Washington, D. C., one on a bus and the other on his motorcycle. Another individual was involved in the Ron Paul campaign. Some attendees are fairly new to the political scene while others have been freedom fighters for many years. Several of the people at the meeting are members of the Constitution Party.

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