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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:19 AM
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Most Dangerous Days of our Lives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Remember Pearl Harbor!

Remember the Alamo!

Remember Waco and Ruby Ridge!

Remember Nine-Eleven?

We ain’t seen nothing yet!

It is bad enough when most of the American people are in denial, but when the Commander-in-Chief is in denial and hoping the threat will evaporate and go away, that is really scary.

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War Is Hell! South Carolina Summers Are Hot! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vivian Bradburn - Union, SC   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

War is hell! South Carolina summers are hot! These two statements are related only because they are both facts, unless reported on by the Associated Press, when they might well become fiction.

AP reporters are well versed in the liberal art of innuendo, as demonstrated by their sugar coating of the IRS boondoggle, and the blind eye they gave to the confusion of the Obamacare take-off. Their reporting on the economic recovery is as murky as their news about how many billions of dollars we are in debt. It's like reading comedy as they try to separate a little grain from the hulls of the Obama presidency, boosting his minor accomplishments, while fast-forwarding his failures.

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As If Common Core Weren't Bad Enough, Now We Have Anti-American AP US History! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Johnelle Raines - Pickens, SC   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

From the creators of Common Core, David Coleman and the College Board, the new AP US History course is an assault on our country’s heritage.

The new AP US History (APUSH) framework presents a relentlessly negative view of American history, emphasizing every problem and failing of our ancestors while ignoring or minimizing their achievements.

The College Board’s reinterpretation of US history, as presented in the new APUSH course, is a biased and inaccurate view of many important facets of American history, including the motivations and actions of 17th -19th-century settlers, American involvement in World War II, and the conduct of, and victory in, the Cold War.

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Obamacare, Goebbels and Ginsburg PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Keith Smith   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

A friend recently opined to me about his increasing frustration with those who are unable to distinguish between politics and religion, particularly those for whom politics is their religion. This describes statists of all stripes, I think. Folks either want to use the power of the state to abscond with the property of others in order to better complete “the Lord’s work,” or they justify the state’s trampling of individual rights in the name of “the greater good.” The fascist, Joseph Goebbels had the following to say:

“My party is my church and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel.” Or how about this one from Mr. Goebbels: “I am only the instrument that God uses to sing his song. I am only the vessel that nature smilingly fills with new wine.”

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Common Core: Price We Pay for Taking Federal Funds PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sen. Shane Martin   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

The process of replacing Common Core standards in Math and English/Language Arts is well underway. The State Department of Education and the State Board, as provided for in state law, will formulate new South Carolina standards based upon a review by panels of subject experts. Those standards must go to the Education Oversight Committee for its sign off, and then our teachers will begin using them in the 2015-2016 school year.

I think that it may help to revisit exactly what we expect from education standards and why it is important that South Carolina develop those standards instead of outsourcing it to a centralized entity. State law requires that educational standards be designed to promote the abilities to:

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Scott, Gowdy Show Their Lighter Side at Greer Event PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

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United States Senator Tim Scott was the featured speaker at a dual county fundraiser last Tuesday evening.

Spartanburg and Greenville County Republican Parties teamed up to sponsor the event held in Greer and attended by a packed house.

Fourth District Congressman Trey Gowdy, the serious former prosecutor and chairman of the select committee investigating the Benghazi scandal, demonstrated that he has a sense of humor, as he introduced Senator Scott.

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The American Legion National Convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

OllieNorth1The American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger (Va.) called to order the 96th  Annual American Legion National Convention held in the Charlotte Convention Center, Tuesday, August 26.

The Advancement of the Colors was performed by Harrisburg Post 472 Color Guard from Houston, Texas.

Montel Williams, a power Emmy Award-winning television personality for more than 17 years was Master of Ceremonies.

Williams began his military career in the US Marine Corps. He was the first African American Marine selected to attend the Naval Academy Prep School. He later graduated from the US Naval Academy.

He is a decorated former Naval Officer and inspirational speaker, and prolific author of practical and uplifting books.

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Lt. Gov. Candidate and Attorney General All Smiles at Upstate BBQ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00
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Sen. Marco Rubio Honoring Rep. Duncan at Anderson Event PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00
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The Worst Days of our Lives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

The Dill Family began the month of August 2014 with one car each and a 20-year-old backup. Then the car demons struck.

Valvoline insisted on flushing the radiator. LaVerle reluctantly agreed. Partway through the process, they said there was a crack in the reservoir and they were unable to complete the process. They sent her on her way without replacing the cooling fluids and the car overheated in less than a mile. For a fee of $75 the Cadillac Dealer in Greer found no crack in the reservoir but overheating necessitated replacement of head gaskets. The estimated cost $6,000.

LaVerle began driving the 20-year-old Cadillac that had been driven very little for several years. On Tuesday night three weeks ago, LaVerle headed home and I was in Travelers Rest when my car overheated.

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My Dad Was A Visionary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Johnnelle Raines - Pickens, SC   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

My dad, J. M. Jenkins, way back in the 70’s knew what was going to be the downfall of our great Nation ... I remember it very well, sitting around the kitchen table listening to him talk about HUMANISM ... and he was so right on target ... what a visionary. I can now see that his concern for HUMANISM was well-deserved. I honestly believe HUMANISM is the root cause of all the problems we now face. My dad was a visionary. This great Nation is in free fall due to HUMANISM.

For those of you who do not know what HUMANISM is: It is a form of religion that attaches prime importance to the human being rather than GOD. It stresses the value of humans’ needs, and seeks solely to use rational ways of solving problems. It is all about social justice and equality for humans based on each human’s wants or needs ... NOT based on what God’s will is.

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Wife of Navy Seal to Speak at GCRWC Luncheon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

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Stacey Shea, president of Adamantine Alliance, and co- author with her husband, retired Navy Seal Thom Shea, of a best selling book titled Unbreakable: A Navy Seal’s Way of Life, will be speaking at the August meeting of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club.

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International Youth help Taylors Lions Club with “Angel Flowers” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

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Students from fourteen nations participating in the Lions Club International Youth Exchange assisted the Taylors Lions Club with their project “Angel Flower” recently. Taylors Lions under the leadership of President Donna Henson, assisted by the International Youth members arranged and delivered flowers to nursing homes in the Upstate.

The South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg provided housing facilities for the students while in the Upstate.

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Greenville County Council Honored Stevens with Proclamation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

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Lisa Stevens, selected by Greenville County Council to chair the 19 member Greenville Citizen Roads Advisory Commission, was presented a Proclamation by Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor on August 19th honoring her for her leadership while heading the commission.

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Lockheed Martin Celebrates Thirty Years in Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

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Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] celebrates 30 years of operation in Greenville, S.C., this week as an aircraft modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO) facility. The company signed a lease with the Donaldson Development Commission on August 27, 1984, to begin operations as the Lockheed Aeromod Center, Inc.

The original footprint of the two hangars and one office building, located at the former U.S. Army Air Force base, quickly expanded to accommodate the influx of military and commercial aircraft. The inaugural team of 12 employees welcomed a P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft to the facility as the first aircraft in work.

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Declare War! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

Congress must declare war. Pardon me for being blunt, but every day we fail to deal with the radical Islamic threat, we are contributing to the eventual death of more Americans. It is the constitutional duty of Congress and no one else has that authority to declare war. Our nation and our people are being attacked and killed by a global enemy.  The United States is engaged in an undeclared global war. Many Americans are in denial. Elected officials and the dominant liberal media are lying to the trusting citizens of this country.

Wake up people!

This enemy is more vicious than either the Nazi’s or Japanese. If we don’t stop them there, they will kill you and your loved ones here.

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The Fine Arts Center Announces Partnership with Clemson University PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

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Greenville County high school students will soon benefit from the efforts of Clemson University to attract talented student artists. The Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce an educational partnership between its Performing and Visual Arts programs and Clemson University.

Beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, students are eligible for up to 9 credit hours for achieving an “A” Visual Arts courses and up to 3 credit hours for achieving a “B” or better in Acting and an award of 3 credit hours in Technical Theatre with a “B” or better in an equivalent course at The Fine Arts Center. These credits can be applied to the Clemson University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts or a Bachelor of Arts in Production Studies.

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Peruvian Coins Found in Newberry, SC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff West   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
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Veterans Corridor of Honor Ceremony Set For Sept. 5 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rudy Jones   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

US Rep. Trey Gowdy Will Be Guest Speaker

The Veterans Corridor of Honor Ceremony has been moved to a new location.

The Sept. 5 unveiling ceremony for signs designating a portion of I-385 the Veterans Corridor of Honor has been moved from sites along the highway to the Railhouse Restaurant in Fountain Inn.

U.S. Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) will attend the 10 a.m. event. The Railhouse Restaurant is at 1003 North Old Laurens Road in Fountain Inn, off Exit 22 on I-385.

A 12-mile portion of Interstate 385 in Greenville and Laurens counties is being designated the Veterans Corridor of Honor to recognize those who served in 20th- and 21st-century wars involving the United States of America.

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Korean War Vets Honored at Monthly Luncheon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
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Greenville Tea Party Featured Sheri Few and Thomas Ravenel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

SheriFew-1Bill Rhodes and the Greenville Tea Party had two interesting and controversial guest speakers at their Thursday, August 14, meeting.

Few, the founder of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education (PIE), challenged the public education establishment and led a valiant battle against the implementation of the controversial Common Core Education Standards in South Carolina as candidate for Superintendent of Education.

Ravenel is a petition candidate and the “third man” in the race to challenge incumbent United States Senator Lindsey Graham in the November 2014 General Election.

Ravenel is a developer and builder from Charleston and former Republican State Treasurer. He was removed from the position as the result of drug charges. With his sentence served, he has decided to enter the race for senate as an independent.

Ravenel, a former conservative Republican, came across in his comments as being sort of a left-leaning libertarian, if there is such a label. He received enthusiastic applause when he struck clear disagreement with Graham, but drew a few blank stares when he described a muddled plan for dealing with the open border, illegal immigration problem.

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