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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rounder Saverance

TIMMONSVILLE -- Rounder Saverance, 67, died after a brief illness on Monday, December 09, 2013.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home 4210 W. Palmetto Street. Interment will follow at Fair Hope Cemetery, Lynches River Road, Lamar.

Visitation will be today (Wednesday) Dec.11, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Don and Donna Saverance. 

Mr. Saverance was born in Florence County, the son of the late Warren G. and Rebecca Moore Saverance. 

Rounder was the Vice President of Pee Dee State Bank for 35 years, after which, he was hired as a Vice President of the Citizens Banks where he was instrumental in the formation of the new bank location in Timmonsville. 

He was a graduate of the USC School of Banking, UNC School of Banking, Louisiana State University and Harvard School of Banking. 

He was associated with Layton-Anderson Funeral Home for a number of years and most recently as a partner. 

Rounder was a member of the Benton Lodge No. 26, Shriners, member of FMU Foundation Board of Directors, Chairman of Florence County Health Board, a member of the Florence County Transportation Committee, past President of the Timmonsville Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Timmonsville Rotary Club. 

Rounder was associated with NASCAR, and was also a member of American Power Boat Association. Surviving are: a brother, Don Saverance and his wife Donna of Lamar; three sisters, Beverly Saverance, of Lamar, Jean Singh, of Spartanburg, Rebecca "Bookie" D'Alessandro and her husband Carmine of Lexington; a niece Shay Singh; a nephew Mike Leviner; a great-niece Rebecca Leviner and his faithful canine companion "Buddy". 

Memorials may be made to Fair Hope Church, C/O Connie Weatherly, 213 S. Cartersville Hwy, Timmonsville, SC 29161 or Timmonsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 9, Timmonsville, SC 29161.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Reed Keller Price Obituary: View Reed Price's Obituary by The State

Reed Keller Price Obituary: View Reed Price's Obituary by The State

BISHOPVILLE 

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Reed Keller Price, 72, of Bishopville, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church in Camden. The reverends David Robinson, Ken Bouldin, and Jimmy Atkerson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in his memory to Antioch Baptist Church, 1875 Antioch Road, Camden, SC 2902. Reed Keller Price died December 8, 2013. He was born in Bishopville, SC, the son of the late Joseph K. and Mae Keller Price. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was a former deacon at the church. Reed was a musician for most of his life and was an avid NASCAR fan. He ran the sound system at Antioch Baptist Church and at Antioch Community Center. Reed is survived by his wife, Barbara Steen Price, brothers, Lewis Price of Sumter, SC, Olin Price of Bishopville, SC, and Leo Price of McBee, SC; sisters, Ellen Price Lee of Camden, SC and Donna Price Galloway of Camden, SC; 10 nieces and 19 great-nieces; 9 nephews and 8 great-nephews. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the Price family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary.aspx?n=reed-keller-price&pid=168448506&fhid=8963#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bishopville council picks mayor pro tem - The Item: News

Bishopville council picks mayor pro tem - The Item: News:
 BISHOPVILLE - During the city council meeting Tuesday afternoon, Bishopville gained a new mayor pro tem. "...The mayor pro tem acts as the mayor during the absence or disability of the current mayor. If the mayor is recalled or steps down, the mayor pro tem would take over the position until the next general election..."

Remembered - Designer Leaves Lasting Legacy for Millions

John Antonio was with Henderson Advertising when he designed the Clemson Tiger Paw logo in 1970.
PHOTO BY MARK CRAMMER
John Antonio was with Henderson Advertising when he designed the Clemson Tiger Paw logo in 1970.
John Antonio, 83, the designer of Clemson’s Tiger Paw logo, died today in Greenville after a long bout with cancer.
The native of Greenville designed the logo in the spring of 1970, and it was introduced at six separate press conferences around South Carolina, Charlotte and Atlanta by head football coach Hootie Ingram, head basketball coach Tates Locke, All-ACC running back Ray Yauger and university Vice President Wright Bryan on July 21, 1970.
Frank Howard had just retired after 30 years as head coach and replaced by Ingram, and Locke had just been hired as the new basketball coach, so Edwards felt it was time for a change from an image concept as well. He hired Henderson Advertising in Greenville to work on a new athletic logo.
Company President Jimmy Henderson had attended Clemson and took personal interest in the project. He gave the project to Antonio, who had worked with corporations on logos and public relations. He contacted every school in the nation and requested a copy of their Tiger logo. All were pictures or drawing in some form of a Tiger.
Antonio then wrote the Museum of National History in Chicago and asked for a plaster-of-Paris cast of the imprint of a Bengal Tiger’s paw. This was sent to Henderson and a picture was made, slightly tilted about 10 degrees to the right.
Antonio had a meeting with Clemson coaches and administrators in early summer of 1970 and showed the use of the Tiger paw on stationary, athletic fields and uniforms. Howard, then the director of athletics, was not impressed until Antonio pulled out an orange Clemson helmet from under the desk. He had affixed a white tiger paw to the helmet. It was unusual in those times to have any logo on a college helmet.
“That helmet made a big impact on Coach Howard,” Sports Information Director Bob Bradley recalled years later. “He was so impressed he wanted to bring that helmet back to Clemson and show everyone.”
Antonio’s memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at First Presbyterian in Greenville.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

BISHOPVILLE, SC: SC Vietnam vet reunites with his band of brothers | SC military news | The State

BISHOPVILLE, SC: SC Vietnam vet reunites with his band of brothers | SC military news | The State: ""I have now come a long way towards filling in the gaps that I had moved to the back of my mind," he said. "On many occasions over the years, I questioned myself, as to how I remembered those times. Had I remembered them correctly? But now I'm at ease. My recollections were correct after all. These things really did happen to me, and I was perhaps part of something, that for some small period of time, changed the world."" 'via Blog this'

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mrs Johnson's 1952 4th Grade Class Bishopville Grammar School

Tony Tedder provided this picture... He writes: This was my 4th grade class at Bishopville Grammar School. Mrs. Johnson is the teacher and I think this is 1952. I am Anthony (Tony) Tedder and I am in the middle of the 4th row from the front. To my left in the picture are Wayne Holland,Nick West, and Colvin Laney. To my right are John Patterson, Raymond Watkins, and I'm not sure. Behind me to my left is David O'Kelley, to my right is Ralph McClendon. Also behind me are Hamer Parnell and look at Cleve Masad in the upper right. I think that might be Lamar Walker in the middle on the back row. I also see Scozzie and I see Libby Kennedy. Isn't that Nettie Grace Hawkins on the front row. I'll remember more of these tomorrow I am sure. Give us some names folks.

(Not Lamar Walker,



Photo: This was my 4th grade class at Bishopville Grammar School.  Mrs. Johnson is the teacher and I think this is 1952.  I am Anthony (Tony) Tedder and I am in the middle of the 4th row from the front. To my left in the picture are Wayne Holland, Nick West, and Colvin Laney.  To my right are John Patterson, Raymond Watkins, and I'm not sure.  Behind me to my left is David O'Kelley, to my right is Ralph McClendon.  Also behind me are Hamer Parnell and look at Cleve Masad in the upper right.  I think that might be Lamar Walker in the middle on the back row.  I also see Scuzzie and I see Libby Kennedy.  Isn't that Nettie Grace Hawkins on the front row.  I'll remember more of these tomorrow I am sure.  Give us some names folks.
Left to Right Possible ID's
First row: Nettie Grace Hawkins, Joan Skinner, Mrs. Johnson
Second row: Libby Kennington, Sylvia Watson, Susan Scurry
Third row: Dianne Montgomery, Suzanne House
Fourth row: Colvin Laney, Nick West, Wayne Holland, Anthony Tedder, John Patterson, Raymond Watkins
Fifth row: Hamer Parnell, David O'Kelley,
Sixth row: Byerly Skinner, Cleve Masad

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Randy Travis remains in critical condition - CBS News

Randy Travis remains in critical condition - CBS News: "Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart. A news release from Travis' publicist on Tuesday said he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus." 'via Blog this'

Friday, July 05, 2013

Lee County's Future Farmers?

Contributed by Ellie Price, Jr.  

The Farmall Cub was introduced that year for the special price of $548.00. I recall our chapter purchased a small disc harrow with the tractor. 

We had a small garden which we plowed with the tractor, a pig chain and chicken chain, and we went on many field trip in Mr. Harris’s car, which he called his “A”. 

It was a Ford A Model coupe with rumble seat in back. Us boys visited many farms learning to prune fruit trees, castrate pigs make Capons out of roosters and other things. 

Those were the good old days when no one even thought about falling out of that little car. 

We learned a lot from this fine young dedicated teacher from Clemson.






This is the FFA class of 1949. Far left, Henry Harris, (teacher) third from left, Bobby Skinner, front row wearing checkered shirt, Ellie Price, Jr. front row with leg on tractor, probably Elijah Stevens, far right with leg on tractor, Charles McLendon. 

This new Farmall Cub was purchased new in 1948 from Laney farm equipment by our FFA chapter. Contributed by Ellie E. Price <<<<<< Click Here for more from Ellie

Guy in the back standing on something and looking tall is Bud's uncle Floyd Locklair. Contributed by Kathy King Rollins

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

DHEC Worker Accused of Profiting from TB Outbreak | wltx.com

DHEC Worker Accused of Profiting from TB Outbreak | wltx.com: "The lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses Shea Rabley of setting up a tuberculosis consulting business after the outbreak was detected at Greenwood County's Ninety Six Primary School. The allegations are part of former DHEC nurse Latrinia Richard's lawsuit. Richard says she was wrongly fired after DHEC officials didn't heed her warnings about the outbreak." 'via Blog this'

Saturday, June 22, 2013

BISHOPVILLE, SC: Bill targets outdated SC rules that benefit DUI suspects, speeders | Local News | The State

BISHOPVILLE, SC: Bill targets outdated SC rules that benefit DUI suspects, speeders | Local News | The State: "“This my 26th year in law enforcement and I’ve known cases that have been pending for years,’’ said Lee County Sheriff Daniel Simon. The problem occurs when a person charged with drunken driving or other offenses seeks a trial by jurors who live in the area where the crime occurred, rather than from a countywide jury pool." 'via Blog this'

BISHOPVILLE, SC: Probation for Columbia man convicted of animal cruelty | Crime | The State

BISHOPVILLE, SC: Probation for Columbia man convicted of animal cruelty | Crime | The State: "Lee County Assistant Public Defender King Cutter told Cothran that Stewart was disabled in 2005 and began breeding the dogs shortly thereafter. “It just got out of hand,” Cutter said. “He kept the house as best he could, but it got out of hand. He did not intentionally mean to harm these animals.”" 'via Blog this'

Monday, May 20, 2013

Prayer Requests from Bishopville Presbyterian Church



Bishopville Presbyterian Church
located at 215 S. Main Street
Bishopville, SC  29010
mailing address: P.O. Box 66
Monday, May 20, 2013
Prayer Requests
Bill Simon (Billy Simon's father) is @ Providence hospital, Columbia with heart problems. Click for link> http://www.providencehospitals.com/About_Us-Contact_Us

Sarah McCutchen is in rehab @ McLeod Behavioral Health Services in Darlington (old Wilson hospital) located at 701 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington.
Gayle Kerr is @ Waccamaw Community hospital in Murrells Inlet with a perferated ulcer and infection. He's responding well to the antibiotics, but is requesting no visitors at this time. I will update as soon as I learn more.
Please keep all of these people in your prayers that God will answer their needs

Monday, May 13, 2013

Capital Cannabis: Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open on Capitol Hill - ABC News

Editor: Political Looney's Ecstatic in Nation's Capitol 

Capital Cannabis: Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open on Capitol Hill - ABC News:

'via Blog this'

Aluminum Needed

B.A.R.K now has a Collection Wagon parked at Jared's Ace Hardware 
North Main Street, Bishopville for the collection of Aluminum. 

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Upcoming B.A.R.K. Appreciation Day and Yard Sale Events



Bishopville Animal Rescue Krew (B.A.R.K.) is having an Adoption and Pet Appreciation Day, 9am - 1pm, Saturday, at Jared's Ace Hardware on North Main Street in Bishopville, SC. 
Microchipping, dog washing, grooming, nail clipping and possibly more will be available during this event

Additionally, B.A.R.K. is also sponsoring a Yard Sale, 8am - Noon, Saturday, behind Davis Real Estate and Tax Service on North Main Street in Bishopville, SC.  Donors are encouraged to bring items between the hours of 2 and 4pm, to this same location on Sunday, May 26, 2013.  

You may call Cheryl Cole  @ 803-484-5906 to arrange for pick-up if needed. 
B.A.R.K. is a 501(c)3 organization so all donations are tax deductible.

Friday, April 19, 2013

His Eye IS On The Sparrow



A female bluebird was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road, and the condition was soon fatal.

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Her male mate brought her food and attended her with love and compassion.

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He brought her food again, but was shocked to find her dead.

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He tried to move her - a rarely seen effort.

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Aware his mate was dead and would never come back to him 
again, he cried out with adoring love 
. . . and stood beside her with sadness and sorrow.

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You have just witnessed love and sorrow felt by God's creatures.
The Bible says that God knows when a sparrow falls.
Imagine how much He cares for us! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bogus IRS Email Scams

Examples of email scams

Email Example #1

Date12 april 2012
Our Ref.C/18355/12
Your Ref.15B/615/12

NOTICE OF TAX RETURN FOR YEAR 2012

Dear,

I am sending this email to announce: After the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax return of:

$197.44
To receive your return, you need to register for an IRS Online account:
Click here to register


The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as applicable, copyright in these is
reserved to Inland Revenue. Unless expressly authorised by United States Government, any further
dissemination or distribution of this email or its attachments is prohibited.

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Email Example #2

Notification of refund
We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $369.20 under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

In order to recieve the excess payment, you need to create an e-Refund acocunt.

Please click "Register" below to create an e-Refund acocunt:

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David Morgan
Director, Tax Refunds Department

Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time. Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicted. Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bitten officer could return by Monday - The Item: Local News

Bitten officer could return by Monday - The Item: Local News: "BISHOPVILLE - A local law enforcement officer seriously injured by a dog on March 19 plans to return to work as soon as Monday. Master Patrolman Josh Kelly, a two-year veteran of the Bishopville Police Department, was attacked by a large dog while he was on a routine foot patrol on North Main Street near Academy Road." 'via Blog this'

Saturday, April 13, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC: Columbia gas prices the lowest in the nation, could drop more | Business | The State

COLUMBIA, SC: Columbia gas prices the lowest in the nation, could drop more | Business | The State: "Prices will be “much easier on the wallet than last summer,” said Patrick DeHaan, a Chicago-based oil analyst with gasbuddy.com, as supply peaks and demand wanes. “You may see a few stations drop under $3 (per gallon),” he said, but the average likely will stay above that psychological barrier." 'via Blog this'

Friday, April 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies | Celebrities | The State

LOS ANGELES: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies | Celebrities | The State: "LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87." 'via Blog this'

Friday, March 29, 2013

Last chance! Sunday is the deadline to sign up for free ProtectMyID service – The Post and Courier

Last chance! Sunday is the deadline to sign up for free ProtectMyID service – The Post and Courier: "To sign up for ProtectMyID by March 31, individuals should visit protectmyid.com/scdor and use the activation code SCDOR123, or call toll-free 866-578-5422. Business owners can sign up for free credit monitoring services through either Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. at dandb.com/sc or Experian’s Business Credit AdvantageSM at smartbusinessreports.com/SouthCarolina." 'via Blog this'

After 40 years, Vietnam memories still strong

After 40 years, Vietnam memories still strong: "The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago Friday, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it. While the fall of Saigon two years later is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War, many had already seen their involvement in the war finished — and their lives altered — by March 29, 1973. U.S. soldiers leaving the country feared angry protesters at home. North Vietnamese soldiers took heart from their foes' departure, and South Vietnamese who had helped the Americans feared for the future." 'via Blog this'

Monday, March 25, 2013

Betty Blanche Moore Hawkins - Saturday, 23 March 2013

Betty M. Hawkins - The Item: Obituaries: "BISHOPVILLE — Betty Blanche Moore Hawkins, 72, widow of W.W. “Bill” Hawkins, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville. Betty was the daughter of the late Luther Anderson Moore and Elizabeth “Betty” Driggers Moore. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bishopville. Betty was a happy, contented person who enjoyed people. She is survived by several cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Luther A. Moore Jr. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of the arrangements." 'via Blog this'

John Lawrence "Jack" Shuford, Thursday, March 21, 2013

Obituaries: John Lawrence "Jack" Shuford, Thursday, March 21, 2013: "He is survived by his wife, Ruth Petty Shuford, and predeceased by his first wife, Eileen Elizabeth Plampin, who died in 1975. Their children are Joan Shuford, Columbia; John Hope Shuford (Glenda), Kitty Hawk, N.C.; Mary Ann Boyd (Hal), Mt. Pleasant; and Jacob Shuford (Cathy), Tampa, Fla. Surviving also are nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Melba Shuford of Bishopville. His step-children surviving are Dale Underwood (Tommy), Walhalla, S.C.; Steve Petty (Debbie), Walhalla; Carolyn Sloane (Randy), Atlanta, Ga.; Mark Petty (Sheila), Columbia; and Julie Bates, Bluffton." 'via Blog this'

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Arrests of SC sheriffs have colleagues worried - SFGate

Arrests of SC sheriffs have colleagues worried - SFGate: "Before he became sheriff, Foster worked in law enforcement in Newberry County for about 15 years. He remembers when he started in the early 1970s, the sheriff lived in a home behind the jail and had inmates that cooked, cleaned the house and took care of children. Foster knows that times change, and he said he wants the rules for inmate work to change with them. State inmates are prohibited from using computers in local jails. But Newberry County's law library is now almost all online, and courts have ruled that prisoners must have access to legal materials. Also, Foster said it doesn't make sense to give an inmate who might know how to fix computers no way to use those skills. And he wants the rules applied to all elected officials with common sense." 'via Blog this'

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Andy Griffith widow plans to tear down his longtime house | Fox News

Andy Griffith widow plans to tear down his longtime house | Fox News: "The widow of actor Andy Griffith has gotten a permit to tear down the house where he lived for many years on the North Carolina waterfront, upsetting friends who had hoped it would be preserved as a museum or Graceland-type estate. Cindi Griffith obtained the demolition permit Monday, according to Dare County records. County officials and friends confirmed the permit is to demolish a smaller house along the Roanoke Sound that Griffith bought in the 1950s, not the larger house that he and Cindi built nearby several years ago." 'via Blog this'

Thursday, March 21, 2013

School rings bought in Vietnam remain mysteries

School rings bought in Vietnam remain mysteries: "Somehow, the two 1970s-era high school rings found their way into the hands of jewelry merchants in Vietnam. Now, they are waiting in Kentucky for their original owners. "My first thought that crossed my mind was, 'You know, this ring might have come off a dead American soldier.' That's the first thing I thought about," said Dan Cherry, a retired Air Force brigadier general who has one of the rings at his home in Bowling Green." 'via Blog this'

Lee County could lose funding if city, county don’t support bypass project - The Item: Local News

Lee County could lose funding if city, county don’t support bypass project - The Item: Local News: "BISHOPVILLE - Millions in state and federal dollars intended for a bypass project around Bishopville's downtown could be lost if both the local city and county councils don't support it. Kathy Powell, interim director of the Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, told representatives of the Bishopville City Council and Lee County Council at a joint committee meeting on Tuesday that state Department of Transportation is waiting for the COG to authorize the expenditure of federal funds for an environmental impact study."

'via Blog this'

Cat & Dog Food Recall

"During a recent random sampling, the Michigan Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of salmonella in one of our products. We take this extremely seriously, because your pets are like ours – they're part of the family – and we aren't taking any chances. As a result, we have voluntarily recalled a number of our products as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, there have been no reported animal or human health issues associated with these products, and we have confirmed that this is not a widespread issue."

'via Blog this'

Media Reports Officer OK in Bishopville

Officer Josh Kelly Image Link
800 N Main St, Bishopville, SC 29010
 "Routine Foot Patrol?"

Link: Master Patrolman Josh Kelly, a two-year veteran of the Bishopville Police Department, was on a routine foot patrol of a residential area on the 800 block of North Main Street about 11:30 p.m. when he was attacked by a large dog, said Police Chief  Sonny Ledda.

Link:  Authorities say Josh Kelly was checking on reports of a drug deal...

Link: Bishopville Police Chief Sonny Ledda says his officer was able to drive himself about 15 miles to a Hartsville hospital despite suffering from traumatic groin injuries.

Link: The department hasn’t been able to find the dog and Kelly wasn’t able to get a good description of the animal, Ledda said.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/03/20/2685539/bishopville-police-officer-hospitalized.html#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BISHOPVILLE, SC: Bishopville police officer hospitalized after dog attack | Crime | The State

BISHOPVILLE, SC: Bishopville police officer hospitalized after dog attack | Crime | The State: "BISHOPVILLE, SC — A police officer in Bishopville drove himself to the hospital after being attacked by a dog Tuesday night. Master Patrolman Josh Kelly was attacked by the dog while on a foot patrol on Main Street in Bishopville Tuesday evening, said Bishopville Police Chief Sonny Ledda." 'via Blog this'

Friday, March 08, 2013

Clowney obtains insurance policy afterall | The Greenville News | greenvilleonline.com

Editor: I have a question.... who is paying for these questionable perks.... I wonder if this is special treatment for a star player, or is it a monetary carrot extended to ensure he stays put? I wonder... 

Clowney obtains insurance policy afterall | The Greenville News | greenvilleonline.com: " South Carolina’s athletic department has rules about the media availability of certain student-athletes on certain days, but the school is not adverse to bending them. Thus it came to pass that Gamecock junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, arguably the hottest name in college football, was made available to speak to the local media on Thursday. Among other things, Clowney revealed that he has secured a $5 million insurance policy through the school against the possibility of a career-ending injury."

"...He also says he’s now living in a gated community that requires a card for access.‘Where I’m staying is guarded,' he said. 'You can’t get in unless you have a card. It’s pretty tight'..."

  'via Blog this'

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Former Gov. Mark Sanford's rough signs mask polished congressional campaign effort | Election | The Island Packet

Former Gov. Mark Sanford's rough signs mask polished congressional campaign effort | Election | The Island Packet: "...In her 2010 memoir, former first lady Jenny Sanford tells her own stories -- most of them unflattering -- of his frugality. In one, Mark Sanford bought her a diamond necklace for her birthday. He ultimately made her give back the beloved gift after deciding he'd paid too much for it...." One of Mark Sanford's handmade campaign signs is photographed Tuesday along U.S. 278 in Bluffton. "..."He's not the warm, fuzzy, romantic type that other husbands might be," Jenny Sanford said at the time. "Mark is kind of an odd duck. He's a guy who was raised in a very tough time on (a) farm. And once you understand that, other things make sense."..." IN A RELATED STORY Turner blasted Sanford, the race's front-runner, Tuesday for campaign signs that read, "Sanford saves tax $."
"...It's hypocritical for him to take that money, then claim to save taxpayers' money," said Turner, a Charleston economics teacher and son of media mogul Ted Turner..."
"...About an hour after Jenny Sanford talked of her pain and feelings of betrayal, her husband brushed aside any suggestion he might immediately resign, citing the Bible and the story of King David _ who continued to lead after sleeping with another man's wife, Bathsheba, having the husband slain, then marrying the widow. 
"What I find interesting is the story of David, and the way in which he fell mightily _ fell in very, very significant ways, but then picked up the pieces and built from there," Sanford told members of his cabinet in a session called so he could apologize to them in person and tell them the business of government must continue..."
Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/03/06/2408191/congressional-candidates-spar.html#storylink=cpy
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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

New poll finds most South Carolinians want Medicaid expansion – The Post and Courier

SC Governor Nikki Haley
Gov. Haley
Dir. Tony Keck
New poll finds most South Carolinians want Medicaid expansion – The Post and Courier: "Haley, S.C. Health and Human Services Director Tony Keck and several Republican lawmakers have said South Carolina will not participate because it is too expensive and Medicaid will not solve the state’s health problems." 

"...57 percent of 45-to 64-year-olds surveyed disagree with Gov. Nikki Haley’s refusal to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid in South Carolina...” 


Contact Governor Haley and let her know what you think. Here is the LINK 

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification » Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance || Good Vibes Promotions

Raw Milk Co-Op Farmer Acquitted Through Jury Nullification » Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance || Good Vibes Promotions: "Over the past two years, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has illegally raided Alvin’s van, warehouse, and farm resulting in the multiple charges that were decided upon in court last week.  Technically, Alvin was guilty of breaking the laws in question, even though the laws are totally ridiculous and unjust.  Luckily this jury was informed about the process of jury nullification, and their legal right to rule in favor of the accused for breaking unjust laws."

'via Blog this'

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Lucy and Belle Missing | Photos | WISTV


Lucy and Belle (Source: WISTV.com)
Lucy and Belle Missing | Photos | WISTV: "Vance Rd Bowman SC Still looking for my 2 female chocolate labs Lucy and Belle $1000 Reward for their safe return. Please keep your eyes peeled for any female chocolate lab (they could have gotten split up...they are very friendly one w a navy/pink whale collar and the other with an aqua/brown whale collar). Their family is heartbroken and misses them very much! Lynn Whetsell 803-707-5903. Britton Whetsell 803-682-0903. Please spread the word. I honestly don't know if they are lost in the swamp or someone picked them up :("

'via Blog this'

It Just Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

Home Town Boy Makes Good!


Lucy and JJ

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Top NASA scientist arrested (again) in White House protest | Fox News

Editor's Opinion: Here's proof there is no accountability in the Federal Government... they can't control their top employees! (by the way, this opinion does not take away, detract or change my belief that humans are the main contributor to Global Warming)

Top NASA scientist arrested (again) in White House protest | Fox News: "As a government employee, Hansen is essentially taking pot shots at his own employer. Yet a NASA spokesman told FoxNews.com after a 2011 arrest that what Hansen does in his own time is none of the government’s business."

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Royal Cabinet Grand Piano For Sale

History of Krell Pianos thumbnail
Piano mentioned for sale similar in appearance to one depicted above 

First Come First Serve Best Offer Gets the Prize
Piano is old and needs repairs

Krell Pianos refer to pianos originally manufactured by the Cincinnati-based Krell Piano Co. Although the company ceased to exist under its original name by 1905, the Antique Piano Shop reports the Krell name continued to surface on pianos until approximately 1950, and as of 2009, a few were still in existence.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Mercedes-Benz USA - YouTube - OFFENSIVE TO FREEMASONS

Mercedes-Benz USA - YouTube:Their policy: "Per our Community Guidelines, we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a protected group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity)."



Editor: This video is offensive to me and my Masonic Brothers. The director of the video is visually and subliminally implanting the idea that Lucifer is somehow related to Masonry by showing a Masonic ring on his finger... Totally wrong and Mercedes-Benz should pull the commercial.

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Education in Today's Classrooms?


I saw a tweet this morning that was so faultless that I just have to pass it on ...
“Fifty years ago we taught Latin in high schools; today we teach remedial English in colleges.”

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