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 For this discussion, please see the  SC JEDA/Greenville County Notice of public hearing  for the potential  GHS/Palmetto $1.5 billion bond issuance by SC JEDA, a SC government entity, (https://drive.google.com/file/d/19RCyo9VdN86UNEQfRhaEzgJXFLA5IkNY/view).  Basically,  ~$630 million in Greenville Health System debt will be combined with ~$870 million  in Palmetto Health System Debt.  GHS revenue is approaching ~$2.5 Billion while Palmetto revenue  is only ~$1.7 Billion, yet Palmetto’s debt is far higher than GHS’s which means it’s more risky (some of Palmetto’s debt is also tied to a $72 million Medicare fraud conviction). Higher risks equals higher costs due to possible future default. This will eventually cost hard-working Greenville County healthcare consumers more money.  This bond issuance is not in the best interest of Greenville County citizens.  It increases the default risk of our healthcare system in the upstate and the bond amalgamation/refinance does not save or create any jobs as required by SC JEDA.

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Korean War Veteran and former POW Frank Tooley, a member of American Legion Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214, attended the Veteran Ceremonies at Greenville County Square on Veterans Day. See more photos on page 2.
Korean War Veteran and former POW Frank Tooley, a member of American Legion Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214, attended the Veteran Ceremonies at Greenville County Square on Veterans Day. See more photos on page 2.

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Candidate for SC House District 21, Bobby Cox, with his wife Joscelyn and their children Reagan and Seth.
Candidate for SC House District 21, Bobby Cox, with his wife Joscelyn and their children Reagan and Seth. - Photo by Thomas C. Hanson

Former Army Ranger Bobby Cox announced his candidacy for the SC House District 21 seat Friday at the Runway Cafe after he and two others parachuted to the Greenville Downtown Airport. Cox was interviewed on Fox and Friends Weekend on Sunday, Nov. 12th.

Bobby Cox is a Businessman, Combat Veteran, Citadel Graduate, and Conservative Republican. He was born and raised in the Upstate and now resides in Greer, SC. He graduated from Travelers Rest High School and went to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, to test his desire for service in the military. While at The Citadel, Bobby became the Regimental Commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets; the cadet in charge over the college. He was a Summerall Guard and was awarded the Palmetto Award for exceptional service that reflects great credit upon The Citadel.

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Vietnam Veterans of America perform a  Flag Retirement Ceremony on Veterans Day at  Cleveland Park’s Vietnam Veteran Memorial with  the help of those attending.
Vietnam Veterans of America perform a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Veterans Day at Cleveland Park’s Vietnam Veteran Memorial with the help of those attending.
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Ed Collins and Bobby Prater of Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. American Legion talk to visitors to Fluor Field Upstate Salute for Veterans about The Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History.
Ed Collins and Bobby Prater of Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. American Legion talk to visitors to Fluor Field Upstate Salute for Veterans about The Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History.
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 SC Gov. Henry McMaster with  Julie Hershey. You can watch videos of the GCRWC meeting online at GCRWC.com.
SC Gov. Henry McMaster with Julie Hershey. You can watch videos of the GCRWC meeting online at GCRWC.com.
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American Legion Post 214 Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Color Guard Posts the Colors at Eastside YMCA for Veteran’s Day Celebration.
American Legion Post 214 Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Color Guard Posts the Colors at Eastside YMCA for Veteran’s Day Celebration.
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