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Greer Chamber supports removal of Confederate flag from State House grounds
JUN 23, 2015

Greer Chamber supports removal of Confederate flag from State House grounds

In the aftermath of last week’s tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina has proven itself to be as resilient a state as it is caring. The horrific shooting has caused many to question the presence of a confederate flag on State House grounds, and while our main focus is, and will continue to be, the victims and their families, opportunities for change should not be disregarded.   

At 4 o’clock yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from State House grounds. While we understand the flag represents heritage to some, to many, it represents hurt. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Executive Board voted to support the removal of such a divisive symbol from our state grounds, and hope the necessary steps to complete this process will be taken swiftly so an already grieving state may continue to heal.

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Danner, Griffin say it's time for Confederate flag to be removed from Capitol
JUN 22, 2015

Rev. Samuel McPherson, presiding elder of Abbeville-Greenwood District of AME Church, offered a prayer on Monday. McPherson said he knew six of the nine victims killed last week.
 
 

• Sen. Tim Scott's statement.

A prayer by Rev. Steve Watson at a public vigil at Maple Creek Missionary Baptist Church Monday implored, “Don’t allow the death of those nine individuals to be in vain.”

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Sen. Graham: I would win audition for commander in chief
JUN 16, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham toured Honeywell International Monday. The facility makes parts and repairs engines for the Chinook helicopter (background) and the Army’s Abrams tank.
 
 

An audition for the commander in chief would have one clear-cut winner, according to South Carolina’s senior senator.

“I should win the part,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said after touring Honeywell International Inc. in Greer Monday.

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Graham's bid for Republican presidential nomination goes on national security offensive
JUN 1, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination Monday in Central.
 

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham opened his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Monday as he reflected on his personal story.

Graham delivered his speech in front of the building where he grew up and his parents ran a pool hall, bar and restaurant. Graham's parents died when he was in college, leaving him as guardian to his then 13-year-old sister, Darline.

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