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SC Pastors Back Personhood Constitutional Amendment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Richard Cash   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

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The South Carolina Pastors Alliance (SCPA) was the featured guest at a June 2nd press conference held by Sen. Lee Bright to promote a bill (S719, H4093), that if passed, will put a personhood constitutional amendment question on the November, 2016, general election ballot. The press conference was held in the second floor lobby of the Statehouse, between the Senate and House chambers, and was well-attended. After welcoming a group of legislators and pastors to the press conference, Sen. Bright turned it over to SCPA president, Dr. Kevin Baird of Charleston.

Dr. Baird founded the SCPA to help pastors engage the culture with Biblical values, and it was clear that he was very well versed in the fight to protect preborn life beginning at conception. Pastor Baird began with some general comments about life and abortion, stating that, “Every generation has a justice issue and ours is the place and the rights of the preborn. . . Abortion has been the national sore on this nation for 42 years. And the time has come to move courageously and expeditiously to right a wrong that we have allowed to exist for far too long.” He then zeroed in on the crucial issue by explaining, “In 1973 the majority opinion of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision left an open door to define in the future when a preborn baby could be considered legally a person. . . Today, biology, technology, ethics, and theology all agree that the preborn baby is a person from its earliest moments, even conception.”

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75th Palmetto Boys’ State Program Held on Anderson University Campus PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

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The American Legion Department of S.C. takes pride in presenting “Palmetto Boys’ State” 2015.

This annual program is being held on the Anderson University Campus, Anderson, SC. As of Sunday, there were 1,042 boys registered. This is a record enrollment for the Palmetto Boys’ State Program. These young men are sponsored by American Legion Posts from across South Carolina. One of the requirements is that all boys must have completed the 11th grade of high school. These young men either attended public or private schools.

The “citizens” of Palmetto Boys’ State arrived Sunday afternoon, and graduation will be held Saturday morning.

Sunday afternoon the Boys’ State Citizens were divided into two political parties, the “Nationalist” and the “Federalists.” Some of the boys have decided to run for political office, and they have to convince the other boys in their “Party” to vote for them.

Palmetto Boys’ State is composed of seven “counties.” Each county has a “population” of approximately 125-175 citizens. There are three cities in four counties, and four cities in three counties.

The governmental organization of Palmetto Boys’ State consists of one state, seven judicial circuits, seven counties, twenty-four cities, and twenty-four election precincts.

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JB Kershaw Members attend Appomattox 150th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

The Long Road Home

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Several members of the Joseph Brevard Kershaw Chapter #205 in Laurens attended the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox this past April, 2015.  The group of four, Jennifer Sawyer, Registrar; Martha Gilchrest, Historian; Kim Lambert, Recording Secretary; and Elaine Thorp, Newsletter Editor, went to an event which they all said they would never forget as long as they lived.  It was truly one of the most moving historical events of their lifetime, perhaps only equaled by the Hunley funeral some years back.  They were escorted by Thomas B. Sawyer, 1st Lieutenant Commander of the Brigadier General Samuel McGowan Camp #40.

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Two Military Veterans Enter Race PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

The first military veterans entered the Republican Primary race for President last week. South Carolina’s Senior Senator Lindsey Graham and former Texas Governor Rick Perry have tossed their hats in the ring.  Both served in the United States Air Force, but the similarity ends there. Graham was a JAG Reservist, while Perry was an active duty pilot.

Graham has served his state and nation in both the House and United States Senate. Perry has served as Texas’ longest serving Governor. Perry could be described as a no-compromise conservative, while Graham appears eager, along with his friend John McCain, to compromise with liberal Democrats on the appointment of judges, amnesty for illegal aliens, and some other issues.

Democrats and RINO Republicans will make certain voters do not forget that Perry was on painkiller medication for a back problem. Forgot the third agency he promised to close down in the last presidential primary. He also has a pending legal matter with a democrat in Texas that could create a negative impression on voters who do not know all the facts.

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Jeb Bush Visits Spartanburg Refugee Resettlement Pastor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Former Florida Governor and potential Presidential candidate Jeb Bush, an outspoken advocate of increased levels of immigration, visited Christian pastors in Spartanburg, South Carolina on May 2nd.

One of the pastors meeting with Bush was Jason Lee, director of the Spartanburg office of World Relief, a major player in the refugee resettlement business. World Relief plans to bring some 60 refugees from Syria and Africa to Spartanburg over the next year. The announcement that Muslim refugees were coming to Spartanburg created a controversy among local Christians.

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Rise of Islam in US Does Not Concern Santorum PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

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Former Senator Rick Santorum, an announced candidate for the Republican Presidential Primary, made two stops in Greenville County Sunday, May 31. In response to a question from a citizen concerned about the influence of the influx of Muslims into the country, Santorum said he was “not concerned about the rise of Islam in the United States.”

He is concerned about the numerous regulations being imposed by the Obama Administration on businesses, especially the one regulating ozone.  He said he would start rolling back regulations on the first day of his administration if elected. 

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Furman ROTC Graduate Making History PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

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Second Lieutenant Victoria Inman, a 2015 Graduate of Furman University with a degree in Political Science, is assigned to the South Carolina National Guard.

Beginning in January 2016 she will attend the Medical service Corps Officer Basic Course in Texas. Following successful completion of the Medical Service course, she will begin helicopter pilot training at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

After receiving her pilot training and returning to her unit in Columbia, South Carolina, Lieutenant Inman will become the first female medivac pilot to serve in the South Carolina National Guard.

Lieutenant Inman is the daughter of an active duty career soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Inman was one of two women commissioned by the United States Army ROTC program at Furman University last month.

 

 
   
Attorney General Discussed “Modern Day Slavery” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

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Attorney General Alan Wilson with Greenville County Republican Women’s Club President Linda Slaton. Wilson discussed human trafficking in South Carolina and legislation giving State Grand Jury authority to investigate this form of modern day slavery.

 
   
Freedom for Sale or Trade PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Freedom Comes from God, however man must defend and protect it or other men, greedy for wealth, power or fame will purchase, barter or trade it. Freedom is purchased and preserved for a price. There are those who pay the price for freedom and those who are willing to sell or trade freedom for a price to enrich themselves, purchase promises of security and comfort or to gain power over others.

Before the United States was created as a representative republic, all nations were ruled by kings or dictators. For the first time in history, the people of this country were protected by a Bill of Rights in a Constitution. We were free men and women with the right to own property and determine what to do with it. This freedom and the free enterprise system it produced, created the greatest standard of living the world had ever known.

This wealth and high standard of living resulted in both envy and hate. Individuals wanted to come to the United States and take advantage of the opportunities this unique free country offered. No external power was able to conquer the power of the economic engine the free enterprise system produced.

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DAR Ceremony Honored Vietnam Vets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

There is a Strong Connection Between the current serving generation of Veterans and the Vietnam Generation of Veterans

DAR_Page-01The Nathanael Greene Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, held a ceremony last Saturday honoring Veterans of the Vietnam War era.

The Nathanael Greene Chapter is a commemorative Partner with the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration program. Congress authorized the Department of Defense to work through groups such as the DAR to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring the veterans of the Vietnam war and their families.

Congress recognized that Vietnam era veterans are a unique group because of the way they were treated by their country during and after the war. “There is such a strong connection between the current serving generation of veterans and our Vietnam generation, mainly because the Vietnam generation of veterans wants to ensure the treatment our current service members receive is very different than what many of them experienced when they served.”Although there will be national and international events commemorating the sacrifices of American troops in Vietnam, the most import events will be held in the home towns. This was the focus of the Nathanael Greenville Chapter of the DAR last Saturday. It was a hometown family event with deep purpose and meaning. It was a pleasant and meaningful  event for the aging veterans to remember.

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Thanks to the Daughters of the American Revolution PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

About 50 Vietnam War era Veterans and their families gathered with the Ladies of the Nathaniel Green Chapter NSDAR, Saturday Morning, May 23,2015, at the Vietnam War Memorial in Cleveland Park. The weather was perfect for an outside ceremony on a Memorial Day weekend. Seating was reserved for the veterans, some of whom were showing the marks of war that have been with them as reminders for 50 years.

The purpose of the event was to conduct a solemn ceremony honoring Vietnam War era veterans. Music by the Heartstrings Blue Grass Band and a catered BBQ meal was provided to all attendees at the conclusion of the ceremony. An Honor Roll of Vietnam Veterans was called and each Vet. presented a certificate recognizing valor, service and sacrifice during the war. The presentations were made by Kathy Gerwig, Regent, Nathaniel Green Chapter NSDAR.

Lynn Shore, Commemorative Events Chairman, South Carolina DAR, read a proclamation from the Department of Defense pertaining to the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

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Uncertain Reach of “Jade Helm” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

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Jade Helm 15 is an Eight Week Realistic Military Exercise from July 15 to Sept. 15 to train Special Operations soldiers in all Branches of the Military for Unconventional Warfare on American Soil in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Nerves are on edge from Texas to Utah as more than 60,000 armed active duty US troops prepare to “invade” public and private land in four western states. The Obama Administration insist that the training exercise is necessary to train troops for future combat assignments.

Skeptics, who distrust the Obama Administration, question why the training can’t be accomplished on the thousands of acres of military bases or other federal land and fear that the exercise is preparation for something more cynical, such as Martial Law.

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Southside High School Air Force JROTC Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00
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14th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00
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Blue Ridge High School Air Force JROTC Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00
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Getting to Know Thy Neighbor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

Many of us were told as children that, “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” That thought could be expanded to adults with an “ignorant mind,” or more appropriately an “uninformed or misinformed mind.” Any of the above deficiencies are subject to being exploited and manipulated by evil individuals or groups.

The planned “dumbing-down” of a portion of two generations of students by the national government-directed public school system has resulted in the largest number of ignorant, uninformed and misinformed adults in American history. This wholesale ignorance provides a fertile field for leftist college professors, politicians and other evildoers to exploit.

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I've Got No STRINGS On Me PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00
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SC Freedom Summit Featured 11 Presidential Hopefuls PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Event Sponsored by Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan, With Lunch Provided by Tea Party Patriots

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Eleven Conservative Republican presidential hopefulls participated in the South Carolina Freedom Summit at the Peace Center, Saturday. Another dozen non-presidential candidates that included members of Congress and Conservative media personalities contributed to the fast-moving event attended by an estimated 2,000 mostly conservative activists.

The event sponsored and hosted by David Bossie, President of Citizens United, and Congressman Jeff Duncan was a well-organized and expertly executed a major production televised from beginning to end by C-SPAN and covered by media from across the nation.

The Summit in Greenville, South Carolina, was the largest political gathering this political season and dominated the television news and conservative talk radio throughout the weekend and into Monday.

In many respects, the success of the Summit demonstrated the popularity, respect, and political power and influence of an incredible Congressman who voted against the Speaker twice but continues to hold three powerful committee assignments.

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BJU Holds 88th Commencement PDF Print E-mail
Written by BJU Press Release   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

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More than 700 students were awarded degrees at the 88th annual commencement of Bob

Jones University Fri., May 8.

The two-hour program was held in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.

During the ceremony, BJU conferred 531 bachelor’s degrees, 129 master’s degrees and 50 associate degrees.

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Harris Addresses 'Elite' NGU Grads PDF Print E-mail
Written by NGU Press Release   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

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Tigerville, SC – North Greenville University held its spring commencement ceremony in perfect weather in Melvin and Dollie Younts Football Stadium on Thursday, May 7.

Over 4,000 spectators watched approximately 300 undergraduates and graduates receive their diplomas. Interim Executive Director for the South Carolina Baptist Convention Dr. Richard Harris was the keynote speaker.

“You graduates are a very elite group. This is a big deal,” said Harris. “You are graduating from North Greenville University, one of the finest Christian universities in America.”

“In the world’s population, only 6.7% have a university degree of any kind. In America, only 19% have bachelor’s degrees, 8% have master’s degrees, and only 2% have doctorate degrees,” said Harris.

Harris referenced Hebrews 12, which commands us to strip off everything that hinders us from fixing our eyes upon Jesus.

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Burdick Awarded Scholarship By NGU PDF Print E-mail
Written by NGU Press Release   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

$14,000 Scholarship Awarded After Scholarship Competition

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Tigerville, SC – Sloan Burdick, a senior at Powdersville High School, has been awarded the Trustee Scholarship by North Greenville University. She was chosen to receive the scholarship on the basis of her academic achievement, school, church, and community involvement.

She interviewed and competed for the Trustee Scholarship during Scholarship Interview Day at North Greenville University on February 12, 2015.

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