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.
• 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.”
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.
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.