National Association Members Jeanette Taylor on Sunset South Carolina, Brenda Azzara of Chesnee South Carolina and Julia Barnes of Honea Plath South Carolina On September 18, 2018 at the Powdersville branch of the Anderson County to discuss parliamentary procedure.
National Association Members Jeanette Taylor on Sunset South Carolina, Brenda Azzara of Chesnee South Carolina and Julia Barnes of Honea Plath South Carolina On September 18, 2018 at the Powdersville branch of the Anderson County to discuss parliamentary procedure.
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Bob Jones University Opera, Darren P. Lawson, director, C. Stanley Eby, conductor, has achieved Second Place in The American Prize in Opera Performance competition, 2017-18, in the college/university division. Bob Jones University Opera was selected from applications reviewed recently from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, national competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. The American Prize has attracted hundreds of qualified contestants from all fifty states since its founding, has awarded more than $50,000 in prizes in all categories since 2010, and is presented annually in many areas of the performing arts.

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ICYMI: Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03) recently received several awards by protecting tax-payer dollars, standing with America’s farmers and small businesses, and advocating for a limited federal government:

“Taxpayer’s Friend Award” – National Taxpayers Union (NTU)

“Only lawmakers with a voting record that is the best-of-the-best will earn NTU’s Taxpayers’ Friend Award. Rep. Jeff Duncan has demonstrated a tireless commitment to supporting taxpayers’ interests in Washington, and a dedication to solving the government’s tax-and-spend problems with action rather than just words. Fixing America’s budget problems takes hard work, and Rep. Jeff Duncan has been doing that work every single day.” – Pete Sepp, president of NTU.

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SCDOR will work with affected taxpayers on a case-by-case basis to waive any penalties assessed

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) recognizes that Hurricane Florence may have affected the ability of certain taxpayers to meet South Carolina’s tax filing deadlines. The SCDOR will work with taxpayers on a case-by-case basis to waive any penalties assessed against a taxpayer who cannot meet state filing or payment requirements as a result of Hurricane Florence. This relief does not apply to current collection matters, including payments due during the relief period under any payment plan previously entered into with the SCDOR.

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MIDLAND, Texa, -- Recently, an unprecedented letter, signed by nearly 400 Chinese church leaders who risked everything, including their freedoms, their churches, and their lives, was released. Called A Declaration for the Sake of the Christian Faith, it openly condemns the Chinese government's persecution of Christians and reiterates an obligation to continue teaching the Bible regardless of government oppression. Later, Wheaton College's Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership, Ed Stetzer, wrote an article in Christianity Today, emphasizing the need of international Christians not to neglect the sufferings of Chinese believers.

Standing in firm agreement with these sentiments, overseas Chinese Christians wrote the letter below to vocalize their support of those persecuted by the Chinese state, and now they extend the invitation to sign to church leaders worldwide. If you work with a church or Christian organization, please take a quick moment to read over and sign this statement:

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Dear Mr. President,

United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), a nationwide grassroots organization of parents and education advocates regularly conveys concerns to you and other elected officials about the negative effect of Federal government intrusion in education.

USPIE calls for Congress to abide by the Constitutional structure for education, for the elimination of the U.S. Department of Education, for ending all Federal education programs, and for returning the control of education to parents and local communities. USPIE developed a Blueprint based on references from CATO Institute and The Independent Institute to provide clear reasons and steps to achieving these goals. The Blueprint has been shared extensively with elected officials in Washington D.C.

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L-R: Dr. Julia Barnes, Corresponding Secretary and Librarian, Ann Mayfield, 2nd Vice Regent; Regina Luker, Vice Regent and Pam Durham, Regent.
L-R: Dr. Julia Barnes, Corresponding Secretary and Librarian, Ann Mayfield, 2nd Vice Regent; Regina Luker, Vice Regent and Pam Durham, Regent.

In a joint meeting, the Anderson County chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Colonial Dames of America (CDA) both held their first meeting of their 2018-2019 year on Saturday, September 8, at the Redwood Café in Anderson.  The DAR Hudson Berry Chapter and the CDA Jacob Van der Chapters were represented by the following members:   Julia Barnes, Diane Brown, Amy Campbell, Cynthia Campbell, Linda Cushing, Pamela Durham, Mary Ellen Ellenburg, Deborah Hogan, Alecia Jellicorse, Regina Luker, Ann Mayfield, Abigail Moreno, Cathy Stegall, Jennette Tuttle, Cheryl Anne Tuttle, Jeanette Taylor, Barbara Warren, and Barbara Wilson.

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