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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.

Korean War Vets Honored at Monthly Luncheon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
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.

Adam Scheuch 2014-15 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

Adam-Scheuch-1Greenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster today announced the selection of Adam Scheuch, band director at Mauldin High School, the 2014-15 Greenville County Teacher of the Year.

When he was a junior in high school, Mauldin High Band Director Adam Scheuch realized that he wanted to pass along his own enjoyment of music to the next generation. Encouraged by his teachers, he began teaching private trumpet lessons to middle school students, and soon discovered that he wanted to become a teacher.

He graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Education, and earned a Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. He has served as Band Director at Mauldin High since 2004.

Scheuch says he learned a lot during his first year of teaching that helped him become the teacher he is today. The most important lesson was that all students want to be loved for who they are. “Students participate in band for a wide variety of reasons, least of which is to become the best musician in history. The one common bond among all of my students is that they still seek the love and approval of the adults in their lives,” said Scheuch.

Allen West: “Obama is an Islamist” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

“Barack Hussein Obama is an Islamist in his Foreign Policy Perspectives and Supports their Cause”

With most of the television media in Obama’s pocket and powerful Senators and Congressmen either in support of, or afraid of the president, only retired military officers appear bold enough to speak the truth about our current president and his political appointees.

Allen West, Lieutenant Colonel USA (Ret.), a former congressman, expressed his views on why President Obama seems to always support the terrorists on his web site last week.

Walk Through the Fire – the Journey thru Cancer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

2nd of a two part series on cancer care in the upstate

Cancer_Sawyer_Page-03CANCER – the word puts a pit in your stomach and sometimes a hole in your heart.   Most of us look at such a diagnosis as the beginning of the end, a death sentence.  But, then there are those of us who refuse to give in to this or any catastrophic illness and determine to fight, and even more so, to win.  This article is written to provide hope to any and all facing such a diagnosis.  It follows the article on Dr. Steven Trocha, surgical oncologist with the University Medical Group of Greenville, and outlines this patient’s journey through cancer with this amazing surgeon.

My journey is a long one, spanning six years from August, 2008 through August, 2014.  It began with simple pain in the back around the kidney.  For three years I saw one doctor after another including general practitioners, orthopedic doctors, pain management doctors, and rheumatology doctors.  I also went to a variety of chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncture specialists, and physical therapists.  Many tests were run on me, just not the right ones.  In April of 2011 I was diagnosed at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center with an extremely rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma.   

New Anti-American AP US History PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

The educational establishment in the United States is no longer sneaky about their indoctrination efforts. The new Anti-American Advanced Placement United States history course, currently under review, is the latest and most blatant effort to convert the best and brightest high school students into Anti-American Communist and Socialist robots.

The new course is based on the College Board’s reinterpretation of United States history. It is based on an inaccurate view of many important facets of American history, and it presents a relentlessly negative view of American history, emphasizing every problem and failing of our ancestors while ignoring or minimizing their achievements.

Verdin, Neal Wedding Announcement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tammy Hughes   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00


Annemarie Verdin of Laurens and Sean Douglas Neal of Heath Springs were united in marriage Aug. 9, 2014, in Laurens.

The Rev. Barry Owens of Charleston officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.

Wedding music was provided by organist Dr. Leigh Fleury of Clinton and vocalists Dr. Andrew Verdin of Laurens and Mrs. Kate Spigener of Clinton.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s grandparents in Laurens.

The bride is the daughter of The Honorable and Mrs. Daniel B. Verdin III of Laurens.

Emerging Teachers of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
Columbia Reacting to Plans to “Gut” Fort Jackson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

Worst case Scenario Post Would Lose 3,100 of 7,000 Permanent Military and Civilian Personnel

Fort Jackson has been added to a list of United States Army posts being considered for major personnel reductions. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is reacting quickly to “build a network of stakeholders to reach elected officials of both parties at the local, state, and federal level. “

Under the worst case scenario, the Army’s Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) projects that Fort Jackson could lose 3,100 of its 7,000 permanent party Army soldier and civilian population.

“This reduction would be devastating to the Midlands, and doesn’t account for the associated economic decline in the ensuing reduction in basic trainees,” said the Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber estimates that losing 3,100 jobs would equate to a population loss of 7,733, including direct, indirect employees, spouses and dependents.

Slater-Marietta Lions Honor Brock Adams PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00


The Slater-Marietta Lions Club was joined by more than a hundred leading citizens at Marietta First Baptist Church, Saturday afternoon, to honor a true gentleman and a living example of honesty, integrity. charity, modesty and unconditional love as described by his pastor, his barber, his friends and neighbors, his   children and  grandchildren.

Brock Adams will celebrate his 99th birthday this month. A farmer and textile worker for most of his life, Adams has arguably had a positive impact on more lives than any living resident of the Slater-Marietta community.

His County Council member, state Representative and Senator read proclamations enumerating his many accomplishments and contributions to his community, proclaiming a day in his honor.

His current pastor commended him for not being a “church hopper” and moving from church to church because of disagreements. Being disagreeable is not a  part of Brock Adams. He has been a member of the same church most of his life and at age 99 continues to serve as a deacon.

Dr. Steven Trocha, the UMG, the MDC – Making a Difference, Saving Lives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

Dr-Steven-Trocha_Page-02Dr. Steven Trocha of the University Medical Group and the Multi-Disciplinary Clinic is making a difference in cancer care not only in the upstate of South Carolina, but the entire southeast of the US.  He and his team of surgical oncologists of the University Medical Group (UMG) work with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists of the Multi-Disciplinary Clinic (MDC) to provide cutting edge and often radical treatment for cancer patients.  Dr. Trocha received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and did his residency in Louisiana.  However, at the John Wayne Cancer Institute of Santa Monica, California, he had specialized training not only in surgical oncology, but specifically melanoma and sarcoma.

‘Spirit of ‘45’ Celebration at Reedy River Baptist PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony A. Dunn   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00
Unsolved 39 Year Old Murder in Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Charles W. Aiken - Greenville, SC   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 00:00

On May 29, 1975, Charlie Russo was killed al Ye Olde Fireplace Restaurant on South Pleasantburg Drive.

Shortly after midnight two robbers entered through the kitchen door affer the restaurant was closed for the night. One robber was wearing a brown floppy hat, a red and while bandana over the lower part of his face, with a tan long sleeve button-up shirt with the shirttail out, blue jeans and tennis shoes. He had a blue steel automatic pistol.

the second robber was in his twenfies, weighed abouf t60 pounds and was abouf 5-9 in height. He had dark curly hair. .He wore a blue and white bandanna across his face, a light brown floppy hat with the brim pulled down, a yellow and black T-shirt, gloves with the fingers cut out. Both robbers were Caucasian.

The Bible Belt Under Shariah Assault PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Lisa Benson, Talk Show Host Issues “Call to Action”


Lisa Benson, host of the Lisa Benson Radio Show for National Security, was guest speaker at the July Luncheon of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club. Her topic was The Bible belt Under Shariah Assault: A Call to Action.

Lisa Benson described herself as a “conservative Jewish woman” acknowledging that most Jews in America are socialist Democrats.

She quoted Franklin Graham saying that a majority of Christians did not vote in the last presidential election. That contributed to the election of Barack Obama to a second term and contributed to the problems we face today.

She reminded her audience that radical Muslims are slaughtering Christians throughout the world and six are serving in the Obama White House.

Grave Marker Dedication PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Grave-Marker-Dedication-1Oliver Thompson Chapter 1850, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Holds Grave Marker Dedication in Remembrance of William Dennis Crain, Jr., Private, 16th Infantry Regiment, Co. D, “Elford Guards,” Confederate States of America

Oliver Thompson Chapter 1850, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held a Grave Marker Dedication service at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Greer, SC, on July 26, 2014, in remembrance of William Dennis Crain, Jr., Private, 16th Infantry Regiment, Co. D, “Elford Guards,” Confederate States of America. Over 100 family members and friends were in attendance at this ceremony.

The 16th SC Color Guard of Honor presented the Colors. A biography of William Dennis Crain, Jr. was presented by Mrs. Dot Bishop, Past President, Travelers Rest Historical Society. Part of Private Crain’s biography read as follows:

“William Dennis Crain, Jr., had five brothers at the start of the Civil War. When the war was over, he had two.  Two brothers, Jasper and John, were excused from military duty because of their occupations. Jasper was exempt based on his textile mill duty in Augusta. The south needed cloth for uniforms, blankets and the like, so Jasper stayed behind. John was a bridge designer and builder and was exempted from military duty because the South desperately needed bridges and railroads for troops and supplies.

Judge Chumley Discussed “Nullification and the South” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Judge-Rob-Chumley-1Summary Court Judge Rob Chumley was the guest speaker for the July dinner meeting of camp 36, 16th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers and their guests. His topic was “Nullification and the South.”

Nullification, first enunciated in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, was expanded by South Carolina statesman John C. Calhoun in response to the Tariff of 1828. This historical fact tied the word to the true  history of the South.

Chumley is a cum laude graduate of Clemson University, a graduate of Cumberland School of Law, and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Sanford University.


Teddy Bears for Deputies PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00


Compatriots, your efforts (Teddy Bears for Deputies) have helped show the Sons of Confederate Veterans, especially Camp 36, in a positive manner. Master Deputy Natalie Hill of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office picked up the plush animals from the Museum and Library of Confederate History on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Commander Doug Langley and Lieutenant Commander Rollis Smith made the donation on behalf of the Camp with Museum Director Michael Couch taking photographs of the occasion held in the Annex Building. Master Deputy Hill was very excited to see the numbers we collected, and hopes we will do this again in the future.

GOP Deals with Open Primary Fallout PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Greenville County GOP Executive Committee Discussed Support of RINOS and their Opponents

Groover---Fox-Smith_Page-03The Greenville County Republican Party Executive Committee spent most of their Monday evening August meeting time discussing rules governing county and precinct officers and the requirement that they refrain from openly supporting opponents of the party nominee in the General Election.

A planned resolution to wave a rule that would allow Executive Committeemen to support a petition candidate challenging United States Senator Lindsey Graham was never presented to the committee for consideration.

The rules state that a party officer forfeits his office if he supports an opponent of the party candidate.

The only motion that made it to the floor was one regarding the primary winner and Republican Party nominee for Superintendent of  Education.

Illegals Bringing Diseases to Upstate PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

Official and unofficial reports indicate that hundreds of illegals will be transported to South Carolina between August 9 and October 20. Some 200 ranging from age7 to 20 will reportedly be sent to Greenville directly from the border with Mexico. Another 150 will reportedly be arriving in the Southern Greenville County town of Simpsonville during the same time period.

Obviously we  don’t know who or what to believe, however, we know that our Southern border is open and people from every part of the world, both adults and children are pouring in by the thousands. It is quite apparent that the leftist radicals in control of the Democrat Party are orchestrating this massive invasion of our country from inside the Obama Administration.

Cease! Fire! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

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