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Male and Female Still Matter in Combat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phyllis Schlafly   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

Less than a year after the Supreme Court decided that marriage no longer needs partners of the opposite sex, the other two branches of the federal government are moving rapidly to eliminate all rational distinctions based on sex. Taken together, these new actions reflect the unscientific (but oh-so-politically correct) dogma that there are no fundamental, biological differences between male and female.

From the executive branch, controlled by President Obama and the Democrats, came a joint letter from the Departments of Justice and Education addressed to the nation’s public schools and colleges that receive federal financial assistance. The letter instructed schools that henceforth they must recognize students’ “internal sense of gender” as superseding “the sex they were assigned at birth.”

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You're In My Seat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00
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I'll Have Bill Revitalize Hm PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00
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Wendy Nanney Gets Endorsement from SC House Speaker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thomas C. Hanson   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

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South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas endorsed Rep. Wendy Nanney in her reelection bid for House District 22. The event took place Thursday night at the home of Tom and Pat Stultz. From left: SC House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister; Tim Nanney, Greenville County register of deeds; Rep. Wendy Nanney; and House Speaker Jay Lucas.

 
   
Great Danger in Accepting Grants from HUD PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

John Anthony gives three common delusions Public Officials believe to fool themselves into thinking HUD grants are still OK

JohnAnthony-1The Obama Administration is using greedy and gullible government officials to gain control of private property and dictate where citizens live and who their neighbors will be.

“Sustainable Development and regionalism are steamrolling communities across America,” John Anthony told a small group of citizens and county officials in Greenville, South Carolina recently. “They strip away property rights, diminish local rule and infringe on our ability to own land free and clear.”

The turnout of elected officials was disappointing to Diane Hardy, who had arranged the briefing for County officials and attorneys over the reported “reluctance” of Council Chairman Dr. Bob Taylor who did not attend the briefing.

The speaker urged caution in accepting HUD’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) grants. He explained that  new rules “turns grant money into a legal liability that pits community members against one another and decimates local authority.”

Anthony explained that many jurisdictions are so accustomed to accepting grant money, even when faced with the loss of local control over zoning and land use, their officials try to rationalize why they will not be affected.

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Confederate Memorial Service Held at Springwood Cemetery PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

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On Sunday, May 1, 2016, the annual Confederate Memorial Service was held at Springwood Cemetery in Downtown Greenville. The South Carolina legal Confederate Memorial Day was Tuesday, May 10th. The memorial service was sponsored by the 16th Regiment SC Volunteers, Camp 36, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Museum and Library of Confederate History. Before the service began, the Unknown Soldier graves and other Confederate graves throughout the cemetery were decorated with flags. Beautiful prelude music was provided by the Kendall, Neely and Verdin families. Mr. Hunter Kendall played the “Call to Church” on his trumpet.

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Daughters of the American Revolution Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julia Barnes   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

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Hudson Berry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, SC.  The ladies chose to move their usual location to outdoors in the brick-enclosed prayer garden next to the Chapel.  Regent Julia Barnes welcomed all the ladies, including three prospective members, and led them in the ritual, pledges to flags, and American’s Creed.  Special award certificates were presented to Kay Burns of Anderson, Julia Barnes of Honea Path & LuAnne Foster of Belton, for their work in the DAR Bible Records project. 

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Fountain Inn Fountain and Inn Found! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jack Marlar   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

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May 9, 2016 was a day of research and discovery for local historians and friends of the Fountain Inn Museum (FIM).   Several senior citizens who grew up in our town remember playing at the spring that was allegedly the “fountain” that supplied water to visitors of the Inn on this stage coach stop.    Being eighteen miles from both Greenville and Laurens, this spring was at a point where the horses and passengers would be in need of a place to get refreshed from this old mode of transportation before the railroads came through the area.

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Twenty-Two Years of Hard Work, Excitement, Institutional Memory PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

A farm boy without a career plan had retired after an eventful 26.5-year career in the United States Army. After retirement, he filled the days with substitute teaching, cutting wood and planting trees. Nothing challenged him like the years at Clemson when it was an all-male military college and most jobs he had in the military including leading an organization for 6 years with about a hundred military personnel and more then ten-thousand civilians. At night he watched television news, studied history, including the Bible and read everything he could find about current events.

It was the 1980s and the nation had barely survived the incompetent administration of Jimmy Carter and had taken a chance on Ronald Reagan. The leftists that had forced the abandonment of South Vietnam to the Communists hated Reagan, but were unsuccessful in destroying him as they had successfully destroyed President Nixon.

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All of My Horses And All of My Men PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00
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Make the White House Great Again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00
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SC GOP Convention Acknowledges Trump as Probable Party Leader PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

Lt. Governor Henry McMaster and State GOP Chairman Matt Moore Host Trump Unity Breakfast for Convention Delegates

Delegates attending the South Carolina Republican Convention were welcomed by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster  at a Donald Trump Campaign Unity Breakfast. McMaster and SC Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman Matt Moore were featured speakers at the Unity Breakfast.

Governor Nikki Haley was the featured speaker at the convention. Congressman Joe Wilson was the only member of congress present. In fact, only 496 of the 870 delegates to the convention showed up to vote for national delegates and for the national Committeeman and Committeewoman.

Governor Haley discussed her accomplishments as Governor and challenges that continue to face the State Government.

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Confederate Memorial Day in Columbia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

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On May 7, 2016, Confederate Memorial Day in Columbia brought the largest crowd seen in recent years.  Several hundred were at Elmwood Cemetery for the UDC service sponsored by the Mary Boykin Chestnut Chapter of Columbia.  Chapter President Juanita Keisler presided, Division President Ann Shugart brought greetings as did SC Division CofC President Matthew Myers.  The speaker was Leland Summers, SC Division SCV Commander. Special music was presented by the gospel group Sonrise.  After the laying of the wreath at the unknown Confederate soldier’s grave, a military salute was given by the Palmetto Battalion complete with cannon firing and the playing of taps.  The parade of those who wished to participate took place between 11 AM and 12 noon with a march to the Statehouse.  Several hundred individuals and groups with flags waving were escorted by police cars to the Statehouse for the 12 noon service.

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Eight Furman, NGU Graduates Commissioned As US Army 2nd Lieutenants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, PublisherBy Bob Dill Eight new Army second Lieutenants were commissioned at Furman University McAlister Auditorium Saturday, May 6th, 2016. Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens is Professor of Military Science at Furman. Also participating in the ceremony   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

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Eight new Army second Lieutenants were commissioned at Furman University McAlister Auditorium Saturday, May 6th, 2016.

Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens is Professor of Military Science at Furman. Also participating in the ceremony were Furman President Dr. Elizabeth Davis and Interim North Greenville University President Dr. Randall Parnell.

Guest speaker for the ceremony was Colonel Erick Schwartz (USA Ret.).

Col Schwartz said the purpose of his talk was to give the soon to be Army officers, “an insider’s look into hearts and minds of men in battle.”

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Elitist Republicans Angry with Voters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

Donald Trump has defeated 16 Republican Candidates in the Republican Primary contests. He is the only candidate standing and is presumed to be the ultimate winner at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July. He humiliated candidates Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush in the South Carolina Primary. The entire Bush family, including two former presidents, is furious with Trump and refuses to endorse or promise to vote for him in the General Election.

Establishment Republicans who fear losing their power and prestige are taking out their revenge on Trump, however, it is the voters with whom they are really angry. For decades conservative Republicans have supported the candidates the party bosses selected for them. They made promises and never kept them. The voters are angry and have decided not to support the party regulars this time. They have chosen instead to take their chances with an outsider who has promised what they want in a leader. The nation is shocked at his success and the party leaders are terrified. 

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We Don’t Need Voting by Murderers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phyllis Schlafly   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

We do not want convicted murderers and rapists sitting on juries in criminal trials, and we do not want convicted felons to be picking the next leaders of our Nation. Elections are for law-abiding citizens to pick law-abiding leaders, not for criminals to elect fellow criminals.

But Democrats have realized that convicted felons are more likely to vote for a Democrat than a Republican. In Virginia, the number of convicted felons is about 4% of the number of registered voters, which is more than enough to change the outcome in many local and statewide elections.

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Trust Me, During This Election, It's Normal To Feel Hopeless PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00
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Trump Can't Be Trusted - Big Banks PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00
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Obama Moving Suburbanites to Cities, Urbanites to Suburbs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Greenville County Council Will Be Told To Get Ready,It Is Coming. The Wednesday Briefing Is Open To The Public

The Times Examiner has been informing readers about the dangers of United Nations Agenda 21 that has been embraced and quietly implemented by presidents of both political parties. Agenda 21, when fully implemented will eliminate private property ownership and control every aspect of human life according to the wishes of environmental wackos and other leftists.

Taxpayer advocate Butch Taylor kept elected officials informed on Agend 21 for almost two decades. Citizen activist Diane Hardy has taken a leading role in exposing AFFH to public officials and their constituents.

President Obama is using his final years in office to implement a program called HUD/AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) Regulation.

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Johnny Mack Brown Spoke to Legionnaires PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Retired Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown spoke to the Rudolph Anderson American Legion Post recently. The longest serving sheriff in Greenville County history discussed his interesting and productive life in law enforcement, including his appointment to the Federal Marshall service after leaving the sheriff’s office.

 
   
Winnie Davis 442 UDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Historic House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julia Barnes   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Chicora Historic Home featuring the 1st national flag CSA in Belton, SC.

The twentieth anniversary celebration of Winnie Davis 442, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held on the afternoon of Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Chicora historic home located in a rural area between Belton & Williamston.  This home was built in the 1840s by William Anderson, who served later as an officer in the Confederate military.  After his death during the War, his widow Lucretia Breazeale Anderson used her home as a girl’s school.  Chicora was surrounded by Federal troops who were part of Brown’s Raid on May 1, 1865. 

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