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Governor Scott Walker Visits Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

ScottWalker7610Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin addressed a crowd of more than two-hundred at the TD Center in Greenville last Thursday evening.

Walker mingled with the crowd and posed for photos with supporters prior to the sit-down BBQ supper. He appeared very comfortable with friends, some of which supported his political campaigns in his home state.

The Governor thanked attendees for their prayers during his recall-election battles that involved vicious demonstration by his opponents. “Don’t stop praying,” he said.

Governor Walker, who has two young sons, said he was concerned about the safety of future generations of Americans. He said that was his motivation for seeking the presidency. He listed a number of his accomplishments as Governor of Wisconsin and said he wanted to do some of the same things in Washington, DC.

Guest Worker Program Replacing Americans in High Tech Jobs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

American Worker Making More than $60,000 per year, “Your Job is up for Grabs”

A bill before the United States Senate would triple the number of “guest workers” under the H-1B guest worker Visa program, according to testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee recently.

Howard University Professor Ron Hira told the committee that the Senate “I-Squared” bill would triple the number of guest workers for high tech jobs and send a message to American workers making over $60,000 annually that “your job is up for grabs.”

The professor informed the committee that “it is a myth that companies pay guest workers prevailing wages and actively look first for Americans to fill the jobs that are eventually given to H-1B guest workers.”

Cruz is First Top-Tier Movement Conservative Candidate Since Reagan PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

MANASSAS, Va., -- Christian Newswire -- Richard A. Viguerie releases the following statement and is available for comment:

Today's official announcement that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is running for president changes everything in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Ted Cruz isn't running for Vice President or Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Jeb Bush administration.

Every Republican candidate for president will have to move significantly to the right, starting with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, and define their position on amnesty for illegal aliens, on fighting and winning the war radical Islam has declared on America, on spending, the deficit and the debt, and on repealing Obamacare, against the positions Ted Cruz will talk about and campaign on in the coming months.

Candidate with Brains and a Backbone PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

Senator Ted Cruz was the first Republican presidential candidate to formally announce his candidacy. He made the announcement at Liberty University before a crowd of several thousand people. The location could not have been better for the “born again” Christian son of a Baptist preacher.

Typically, Cruz spoke eloquently and with passion without notes or a teleprompter. He was interrupted by enthusiastic applause following almost every statement. The Harvard educated lawyer is obviously very intelligent and has demonstrated exceptional common sense, both in the United States Senate and as Attorney General of Texas. In contrast with other Republican candidates and party leaders, Ted Cruz has a backbone. He has the courage of his convictions and is willing to stand up to both Democrats and the leadership of his own party when necessary. He can articulate proven conservative principles in a manner reminiscent of Ronald Reagan.

Netanyahu Re-Elected Prime Minister PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

With all the ballots counted, it was clear that Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected as Israel's Prime Minister for the fourth time. Netanyahu's conservative Likud Party won 30 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. The liberal Zionist Union (formerly Labor Party) won 24 seats, but it was not enough to put their party leader Buji Herzog in office as prime minister.

While there were few surprises with the smaller parties, the most recent pre-election polls had shown Herzog unseating Netanyahu. Even preliminary results on election night had Likud and Zionist Union neck and neck with about 24 seats each, making it unclear who would be designated by the president to form the next government.

Spartanburg to be Colonized as “Refugee Seed Community” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

The Obama Administration has apparently selected Spartanburg County as a “Refugee Seed Community” as part of the controversial plan to root-out western European culture and traditions from American conservative communities. A World Relief contractor is establishing an office in Spartanburg, according to a report by Lisa Pandone Benson, a national security expert tracking Muslim influence in the United States.

The report indicates that Jason Lee, former pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, has been named executive director of the Spartanburg office. Lee was pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church for more than 5 years according to the report.

He is also a leader with Come Closer Spartanburg, a partnership of faith leaders, Christians and business leaders with a mission to “unite God’s people for the purpose of loving our city to Christ.”

National Security Summit Held in S.C. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff West   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Jerry-Boykin-by-SkypeThe National Security Action Summit was held in West Columbia on Saturday, March 14.  The event was sponsored by Breitbart News, The Center for Security Policy and the High Frontier.  Over 250 people attended from as far away as Washington, D.C. and Florida.  The numerous speakers included dignitaries such as Ambassador John Bolton, Admiral “Ace” Lyons, former SCGOP Chairman Van Hipp, Ambassador Henry Cooper, and the Honorable Senators Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz.  LTG William “Jerry” Boykin spoke via Skype.  Recent Senatorial candidate Richard Cash opened with a prayer acknowledging America’s turning away from God and asking Him to protect America.

Topics included the decline of the military, the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid, threats from radical Islam and shariah law, immigration and border security.  There was much valuable material in the almost 9-hour conference, which obviously cannot all be covered here, but the event can be found on Youtube by searching for “SC Summit Live.” 

Pannell Named NGU Interim President PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Pannell_PrintTigerville, SC – North Greenville University Board of Trustees voted today to name Dr. Randall Pannell as interim president of the school effective immediately.

The decision is in response to NGU President Dr. Jimmy Epting’s announcement of his sabbatical and retirement effective June 1, 2015.

Pannell came to the institution in 2011 when he was hired as vice president for academics.

"We want to continue offering quality education as well as protect the culture here during this interim period,” said Bill Tyler, member of the interim leadership search committee. “We feel we can accomplish this with Dr. Pannell.”

This Ministry Must Continue PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

The Wisdom in Living Life Ministry of Winn Freeman is desperately needed, highly effective and must be continued. Community church and business support is necessary to carry out his vision of a “Beyond Recovery” campus in Northern Greenville County. The Freeman method is the God method for providing a permanent cure for addiction of all kinds.

Hundreds of friends joined the family of Winn Freeman, Saturday afternoon, to celebrate his life and remarkable ministry. Attendees had only to look around the sanctuary of Renfrew Baptist Church to see evidence of the miracles God has performed through a former alcoholic and drug addict whose productive life began after age 30 and ended much too soon. This Southern Baptist Church on Saturday probably had the largest gathering of former (cured) drug addicts ever assembled in Upstate South Carolina. Many of them were giant black men, praising God and giving thanks for what Winn Freeman, a quiet white man of small stature, had done in their lives.

Two Pretenders PDF Print E-mail
Written by Frank Hall - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

In 1980-85 I was a member of the California City Airport Advisory Committee. Whenever the City Council dealt with issues that involved the airport we attended their meetings and contributed mostly helpful advice. For reasons I don’t now remember we decided in 1983 to hold a fly-in/airshow at our airport. We divided the responsibilities: Vendors, car parking, aircraft parking, advertising, event registration, etc. I took on the responsibility for the air show.

ObamaCare Can Cancel Your Insurance, Warns Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jane M. Orient   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

Tucson, AZ. One of the biggest selling points for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) was the promise that insurers couldn’t cancel your plan if you get sick. But if the U.S. Supreme Court, in King v. Burwell, holds premium subsidies to be illegal in Exchanges not established by States, the Administration will allow insurers to abrogate their contracts, says the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

“It’s déjà vu all over again,” states AAPS executive director Jane M. Orient, M.D. “When Medicare passed, seniors who had private insurance lost it. The insurers told President Johnson that they couldn’t unilaterally cancel subscribers’ contracts. But LBJ said they could cancel all the contracts, and they did. Private insurance for seniors was ended with a stroke.”

Rick Perry Visits the Hamiltons in Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00


From left to right: Adam Morgan, Megan Hamilton, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Shelly Hamilton and Ron Hamilton.

Winn Freeman: Man on a Mission 1955-2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

He Carried a Burden in His Heart for Addicts and a Vision of Helping them Move Beyond Recovery

Winn-Freeman---ObitWinn Freeman, 59, Passed away Monday morning, March 9, following a period of declining health.

A native of Bakersfield, California, he was the son of the late Gene and Bette Freeman.

He is survived by his loving and supportive wife of 26 years, Rhonda Freeman, four children and seven grandchildren.

A daughter Candy Freeman and four grandchildren reside in California. A daughter Crystal Hawkins and husband Matthew with three children reside in Charleston, South Carolina.

Sons Johnwinn and Seth Freeman reside in Greenville.

He is also survived by a brother, Stacy Macom.

Greenville County Republican Women Attend AIPAC in Washington, D.C. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cheryll Cuthrell   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00


Left to right: Debbie Spaugh of GCRW, Geri Warren of GCRW, US Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC, Betty Poe 1st VP of National Federation of Republican Women and Cheryl Cuthrell 2nd VP of GCRW joined AIPAC in Washington D.C. on the first of March. The ladies had several breakout sessions that gave information about Iran working on a nuclear bomb.  On Monday the ladies were treated to the first speech by Benjamin Netanyahu. Tuesday after the speech to Congress the ladies went to Capital Hill and met with Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham regarding the Senate Bills, Kirk-Menendez (S269) and Corker-Menendez (S651). They also met with Rep. Jeff Duncan and Rep. Trey Gowdy regarding a House letter by Royce and Engle and asked them to sign the letter. The delegation members of South Carolina that they met with were working towards keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.

Why is My Paper Late? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

More Changes at the Post Office

Many subscribers have called and asked why they no longer get delivery of The Times Examiner on Wednesday.

The short answer is that the Greenville Bulk Mail processing center has eliminated the night shift.

The Times Examiner has changed nothing on our schedule. The paper is finalized on Monday night and sent to the printer early Tuesday morning. It is printed, processed, labeled, sorted and delivered to the Post

How The South "Made Do" During The War PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Durham   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00


Southerners were the original recycling advocates!  During the War Between the States, there were many shortages.   The UpCountry of 2015 has experienced several ice storms, power outages, and frozen water lines.  That is an inconvenience.  Early in the war years of 1861 and 1862, shortages in South Carolina were considered inconveniences, but as time went on, those inconveniences turned into hardships.  South Carolinians mastered the Economy of Scarcity!  On March 2, 2015, Mosie Marlar of Fountain Inn gave a wonderful presentation to the ladies of Winnie Davis 442 in Greenville on the topic of “Shortages, or Making Do.”  There are many methods that Southerners employed to manage through this dreadful time in our history, and Mrs. Marlar gave great details.

Understanding Survivor’s Guilt PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00

We are told that some 22 active duty and military veterans commit suicide every day. Only they understand the burdens left with them from their war experiences. There are many contributing factors. One of these burdens has become known as “survivor’s guilt”. It can take many forms.

You cannot forget comrades injured or killed during the horror and trauma of battle. In the aftermath, you may wonder whether you did all you could have done to save a member of your unit. You may have miraculously survived while others did not. You may wonder, “Why not me?” These thoughts, unless compartmentalized, dealt with spir-itually or otherwise controlled, can push an individual to desperation. Only those who experience these things can fully understand the pain and guilt involved.

“Old Farm Day at Ashtabula” - One Day Festival Celebrates Upstate’s Farming Heritage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 00:00


The Pendleton Historic Foundation and the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina invite the whole family to “Old Farm Day at Ashtabula” on March 28 from 10 AM – 3 PM.  This one-day festival is a celebration of our rich farming heritage in the Upstate.  Old Farm Day showcases antique tractors, cotton gins, and hit-and-miss engines to demonstrate the historical progression of farming.  Our Ag-venture event not only shows bygone equipment to a new generation, but also allows old-timers to recall farming the way it was.  Whether you’re a city mouse or a country mouse, Old Farm Day will fill your family’s day with fun.  Admission is $5.00 per car.

Rally for the Protection of Marriage Act PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Marriage-ACt-Rally1A rally supporting the Protection of Marriage Act was held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, SC. On November 7, 2006, 78% of the voters in our state approved South Carolina Amendment 1, also known as the Marriage Act. This amendment amended the SC Constitution "so as to provide that in this State and its political subdivisions, a marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic union that shall be valid or recognized." Last fall, J. Michelle Childs, an Obama-appointed Federal District Judge, told the state of South Carolina that our state constitution was not allowed to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Our state's judges were ordered by this Federal Judge to ignore our state's Constitution and to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

McCarrell Announces New Venue for Spirit of ‘45 Event PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00


Lamar McCarrell, one of the original organizers of the “Spirit of ‘45” Upstate in Travelers Rest in 2011, announced that the event this year will be held at the Younts Conference Center at Furman University, Sunday, August 9th, at 3 p.m.

S.C. Landowners to be Surveyed About Feral Hog Damage, Interactions PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Jonathan Veit, School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00


CLEMSON — A survey designed by Clemson University researchers to begin to quantify the economic and ecological damage caused by feral hogs will soon start showing up in the mailboxes of many South Carolina farmers and rural landowners.

The survey data will help inform a feral hog-management strategy that will be imparted to landowners across the Southeast through a future series of workshops and outreach efforts.

Past studies indicate that feral hogs cause an estimated $1.2 billion per year of economic damage in the U.S., but there is no data on the damage they are causing in South Carolina.

By filling out and returning the survey, participants can help wildlife management professionals with efforts to control an invasive species that is damaging the state’s natural resources and agricultural infrastructure, said Shari Rodriguez, a Clemson wildlife biologist specializing in wildlife conservation on private lands.


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