News From Around the South 7/15 to 7/22 - SOUTH CAROLINA: Snow’s Island Was Pivotal in Revolutionary War — Site Will Soon Be Open to the Public FLORENCE – American history will soon be at your fingertips. A coalition of local groups announced plans to purchase Snow’s Island, ground zero for Gen. Francis Marion during the Revolutionary War and a key site in South Carolina and […]
Taking Rights Seriously - “If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, Mankind would be no more justified In silencing that one person, Than he, if he had the power, Would be justified in silencing mankind.” — John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) The world is filled with self-evident truths — […]
‘It feels sacred.’ Preserving these Charlotte church cemeteries protects Black history too - Wayne Johnson is a man full of stories. The Grier Heights native heard them from his elders, who got them from their elders, the farmers and masons who originally called the neighborhood home in the late 1800s. Long story short, 70-year-old Johnson knows some things. He also knows it’s his duty to continue sharing those stories and […]
Trump Rewrites Convention Speech to Focus on Unity, Not Biden - Former President Donald Trump has completely rewritten his convention speech in light of the assassination attempt against him on Saturday and will call on Thursday for a new effort at national unity. In an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner a day after being hit by a sniper’s bullet, Trump said he wanted to take […]
News From Around the South, 7/8 to 7/15 - SOUTH CAROLINA: Atlanta Man Arrested Trying to Take Down Confederate Flag Off I-85 SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested a man after he attempted to take down the giant Confederate flag off of Interstate 85. According to deputies, Deputy Roldan responded after a report of trespassing on Saturday night, […]