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  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Immortal 600 and Morris Island Prison, 1864 - Apr. 20th, 2005

    04/19/2005 9:37:26 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 99 replies · 2,888+ views
    America's Civil War | January 2003 | Tim Cunningham
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Charleston, S.C., Tops Best-Mannered List

    01/14/2005 9:33:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 794+ views
    AP ^ | January 14, 2005 | BRUCE SMITH,
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - For the 10th straight year, Charleston tops the unofficial list of the nation's best-mannered cities.
  • SLAVERY RECONCILIATION MARCH COMING TO CHARLESTON

    10/12/2004 3:53:41 AM PDT · by dixie sass · 62 replies · 952+ views
    Charleston Net - The Post and Courier ^ | 11 October 2004 | Schuyler Kropf
    An international march to recognize America's role in slavery -- where white people wear yokes and chains while black people escort them -- will arrive in Charleston on Tuesday, a day after the Columbus Day federal holiday. If the group's Annapolis, Md., march last week is the measuring stick, the event should be free of violence but mouths will drop open along the parade route. The Lifeline Expedition is meant to prod observers into talking, praying and thinking about slavery. Charleston, because of its gateway role in the slave trade, is among 10 cities the group is targeting for "slavery...
  • John Kerry cannot receive communion in Provice of Atlanta by order of Bishops

    08/05/2004 1:59:26 PM PDT · by topher · 37 replies · 959+ views
    Archdiocese of Atlanta ^ | August 4, 2004 | Bishops of Atlanta Province
    From +Archbishop Donoghue, +Bishop Baker and +Bishop Jugis Worthy to Receive the Lamb:Catholics in Political Life and the Reception of Holy Communion August 4, 2004 + As bishops, we have the obligation to teach and guide the Catholic Faithful whom we shepherd in the Body of Christ. A fundamental teaching of our Church is respect for the sacred gift of life. This teaching flows from the Natural Law and from Divine Revelation. Life is a gift bestowed upon us by God, a truth underscored by the commandment: "You shall not kill" (Deut 5: 17 ). The Old Testament also teaches...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....07-07-04....The South's Secret Weapon

    07/07/2004 12:08:24 AM PDT · by Mama_Bear · 157 replies · 1,507+ views
    Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH (photos) 7.5.2004

    07/05/2004 8:15:47 AM PDT · by TruthNtegrity · 129 replies · 3,427+ views
    Yahoo,whitehouse.gov | 7.5.2004 | TruthNtegrity
    The President flew from Camp David, using the Hagerstown, MD airport, to Charleston, WV, but not before he and accompanying staff and Cabinet members had to change jets. AF1 had a faulty engine and another jet had to be flown from Andrews AFB for the President and his entourage to use. The President missed a Church service that he had planned on attending in WV, but said that he didn't miss it because of the sermon but because of a faulty engine and necessary jet change. He spoke to an enthusiastic crowd in Charleston, where applause interrupted his speech after...
  • Charleston Civil War museum tells a story behind the story

    05/15/2004 6:38:03 PM PDT · by yonif · 9 replies · 215+ views
    May 15, 2004 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The towering steeple of Second Presbyterian Church was used by Union batteries to sight the guns that lobbed shells into Charleston during a 587-day Civil War siege. And now in its building nearby, the Charleston Museum has mounted its first permanent exhibit of those days of war and deprivation. Although technically not a siege -- the rail lines to the west still operated although tenuously toward war's end -- the Union blockade put a stranglehold on Charleston, which refused to surrender. The new exhibit in the nation's oldest museum shows how the city weathered the conflict that...
  • Drugs, gambling machines seized in store raid

    04/17/2004 7:42:35 AM PDT · by Bobby Chang · 2 replies · 226+ views
    Post and Courier ^ | April 17, 2004 | Phillip Caston
    Charleston police act on employees' tips; 5 arrested BY PHILLIP CASTON Of The Post and Courier Staff In a Friday night raid on a downtown grocery store where police suspected drug dealing and illegal gambling, Charleston narcotics officers seized cocaine, marijuana and video poker machines. Officers raided the Cannon Street Grocery at 571 King Street about 6:45 p.m. They were following tips from employees at the store, Lt. James Mackey of the Charleston Police Department said. Officers arrested five people, including several store employees, on charges ranging from trafficking cocaine to illegal gambling. "This was a pretty good operation for...
  • (Hunley) funeral honors courage, ministers say

    04/15/2004 6:36:08 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 17 replies · 232+ views
    The State (Columbia, SC) ^ | 15 April 2004 | Paul Wachter
    The founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley, made explicit his view of slavery as early as 1774, when he wrote, “I absolutely deny all slave-holding to be consistent with any degree of natural justice.” It would have surprised Wesley to see defenders of a cause that condoned slavery honored in a Charleston-area church bearing his name, Methodist scholars say. On Wednesday, the Hunley’s Confederate crew lay in state at John Wesley United Methodist Church on Savannah Highway. “Though he died before the Civil War, there’s no doubt Wesley would have sided with the anti-slavery forces,” said John Wigger, a...
  • Runner Collapses, Dies of Cardiac Arrest at Cooper River Bridge Run

    04/05/2004 9:47:55 PM PDT · by Bobby Chang · 3 replies · 344+ views
    Runner dies in 10K race in Charleston Published Saturday, April 3rd, 2004 CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A 47-year-old North Carolina man died while racing in the 27th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston on Saturday. Spectators and fellow racers attempted to resuscitate James Scott after he collapsed during one of the first legs of the 10K race from Mount Pleasant to downtown Charleston, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reported. Scott of Hickory, N.C., was pronounced dead at the hospital around 9:30 a.m. Charleston County Coroner Susan Chewning said Scott died of cardiac arrest. "It was just awful," said Tami...
  • Bush Says America Did 'Right Thing' in Iraq

    02/05/2004 11:36:30 AM PST · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 240+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 5, 2004 | By Jim Garamone
    "Knowing what I knew then, and knowing what I know today, America did the right thing in Iraq," President Bush told a crowd in Charleston, S.C., today. Bush spoke at a homeland security event at the container port in Charleston. He said the liberation of Iraq was an act of justice. "The liberation of Iraq removed a source of violence and instability from the Middle East," he said. "And the liberation of Iraq removed an enemy of this country and made America more secure." The president said Operation Iraqi Freedom has shown the world that America and its allies are...
  • Bush: Arms 'We Thought' Were in Iraq Are Not Found

    02/05/2004 9:46:33 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 11 replies · 124+ views
    Feb 5, 11:47 AM (ET) CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - President Bush acknowledged on Thursday that the United States has not found banned weapons "we thought" were in Iraq, but defended the war as "the right thing" to do. "We have not yet found the stockpiles of weapons that we thought were there," Bush said in a speech at the port of Charleston, South Carolina. However, he said, "Knowing what I knew then and knowing what I know today, America did the right thing in Iraq."
  • Bush Speaking in My Home City of Charleston

    02/05/2004 8:22:47 AM PST · by Big Steve · 24 replies · 113+ views
    2/5/04 | Me
    Check Out Bush SPeaking in my city of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Local Civil Rights Leaders Consider Boycott In Wake Of Police Chief's Comments

    01/20/2004 9:35:34 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 21 replies · 133+ views
    Local Civil Rights Leaders Consider Boycott In Wake Of Police Chief's Comments Charleston, SC (AP) - A Charleston state senator says a boycott of the city's tourism industry should be used to force Police Chief Reuben Greenberg to step down. Greenberg provoked outcries earlier this month when he used an expletive to describe black-on-black killings in an interview with The Post and Courier of Charleston. Senator Robert Ford says Greenberg's home and that of Charleston Mayor Joe Riley (website - news - bio) should be picketed. The Reverend Joe Darby is the the state NAACP (website - news) 's...
  • The Navy's secret brig

    11/25/2003 12:46:00 AM PST · by mikenola · 43 replies · 1,506+ views
    The Navy's secret brig Prison's mission evolves as terror suspects arrive BY TONY BARTELME Of The Post and Courier Staff It's 4:30 p.m., quitting time at the Naval Weapons Station, and hundreds of cars and trucks roll single-file past the gate onto Remount Road. Across the street, a photographer aims his camera toward a distant building on the base. BRAD NETTLES/STAFF The brig in Hanahan is one of the military's main medium-security prisons in the United States. The building is mostly blocked by live oaks and pines, but between the trees, you can make out an orange barricade, a fence...
  • Islamic chaplain is charged as spy

    09/20/2003 1:41:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 421 replies · 3,552+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/20/03 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>An Army Islamic chaplain, who counseled al Qaeda prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base, has been charged with espionage, aiding the enemy and spying, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>Capt. James J. Yee, a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., was arrested earlier this month by the FBI in Jacksonville, Fla., as he arrived on a military charter flight from Guantanamo, according to a law-enforcement source.</p>
  • Half-cent sales tax tossed out (SC Supreme Court voids Charleston County tax hike)

    08/26/2003 6:03:02 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 26 August 2003 | Arlie Porter
    Half-cent sales tax tossed out State Supreme Court ruling puts brakes on CARTA County to sell land for first bridge payment BY ARLIE PORTER Of The Post and Courier Staff The S.C. Supreme Court on Monday threw out Charleston County's half percent sales tax election, a decision that officials have said would shut down the area's regional bus system whose future hinged on sales tax funding. Barring the justices reversing their unanimous decision, buses could stop rolling as soon as two weeks from now. "This is a major blow for many citizens in Charleston County, particularly those depending on public...
  • Third enemy combatant moved to Charleston brig

    08/23/2003 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Brian S · 7 replies · 365+ views
    <p>A U.S.-born man captured in Afghanistan has joined two other men deemed enemy combatants at the Navy brig at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station.</p> <p>Yasser Esam Hamdi was transferred to the brig near Hanahan from Norfolk, Va., on July 30, Maj. Michael Shavers said.</p>
  • [WCHS Anchor] McGee loses his job ("As God is my witness, I thought SUV's could fly!")

    07/04/2003 2:22:27 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 12 replies · 494+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2003 | Brad McElhinny
    McGee loses his job Termination follows anchorman's arrest in DUI-related case Brad McElhinny <bradmc@dailymail.com> Daily Mail staff Friday July 04, 2003; 10:30 AM Television anchorman Tom McGee has been fired from his job at WCHS and WVAH Fox 11 after a drunken driving arrest, sources said. Station manager Terry Cole said he could not confirm the firing. "I can't comment on personnel matters," Cole said Thursday evening. The two Charleston-area television stations already have taken pictures and references to McGee from their Web sites. The anchorman's position is expected to be posted early next week, sources from the station said....
  • Jones (R) upends Smith (D) in mayor's race (Charleston, West Virginia)

    05/20/2003 11:11:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 553+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | 5/21/03 | Greg Stone
    Republican overcomes underdog status Seizing momentum as the campaign wore on, Republican Danny Jones romped to victory as Charleston’s next mayor Tuesday night, capturing more than 57 percent of the vote over Democrat Chris Smith. Jones, energized by $75,000 worth of television ads and $17,000 in mass mailings in the last few weeks of the campaign, overcame Smith’s substantial primary campaign momentum to win. Jones said he knew he would be victorious on election night after seeing the first precincts tabulated from the West Side, where he won handily. He promised to stick with the job, in response to...
  • Jones (R) upends Smith (D) in mayor's race (Charleston, West Virginia)

    05/20/2003 11:02:25 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 6 replies · 346+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | 5/21/03 | Greg Stone
    Republican overcomes underdog status Seizing momentum as the campaign wore on, Republican Danny Jones romped to victory as Charleston’s next mayor Tuesday night, capturing more than 57 percent of the vote over Democrat Chris Smith. Jones, energized by $75,000 worth of television ads and $17,000 in mass mailings in the last few weeks of the campaign, overcame Smith’s substantial primary campaign momentum to win. Jones said he knew he would be victorious on election night after seeing the first precincts tabulated from the West Side, where he won handily. He promised to stick with the job, in response to...
  • Smith poll indicates a dead heat (Charleston, WV, Mayoral Race)

    05/14/2003 11:10:20 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 616+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | 5/15/03 | Greg Stone
    Charleston’s mayoral race is a dead heat, according to a survey done by a well-known local pollster who has contributed to Democrat Chris Smith’s campaign. According to the poll, Republican Danny Jones holds a 38 percent to 37 percent lead over Smith, with 25 percent undecided. It has a margin of error of 8 percent. Don Richardson, a consultant, researcher and pollster since his work for Democratic Gov. Jay Rockefeller, conducted a random sampling for Smith of those who had voted at least twice in the past six city elections. That poll included 149 people, contacted between Thursday and Sunday...
  • Victory over intolerant anti-war professors in Charleston

    05/02/2003 10:13:22 AM PDT · by AJ Insider · 9 replies · 623+ views
    Victory over intolerant anti-war professors in Charleston"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke A day after President George W. Bush declared that major ground conflict in Iraq is over, we can claim a victory of our own on the campus of the College of Charleston. Thanks to our readers, and readers from VodkaPundit and C-Log, the allegedly "enlightened" forces of elitist college professors locked away in the ivory towers of intolerance have been defeated soundly. Everyone who reads this should send e-mail to C of C President Leo...
  • Anti-war prof in Charleston tries to stifle free speech by threatening student?

    04/29/2003 8:20:42 AM PDT · by AJ Insider · 30 replies · 745+ views
    Anti-war prof in Charleston tries to stifle free speech by threatening student?Some of you may have seen the emails and pictures at SC Hotline that were sent back and forth by anti-war professors at the College of Charleston. Two of these faculty members were Maxwell Shaw and Robin Bowers (free registration required). Also click here for a Post & Courier article on Bowers. Earl Capps, a student at the college who helped organize the Rally for Freedom, responded to the messages (to Shaw specifically) and let others know about how the professors had been using state-owned computers and e-mail servers....
  • Atheist To Give Invocation (Do What?)

    03/24/2003 8:26:30 AM PST · by SquirrelKing · 20 replies · 324+ views
    The State ^ | 03/22/03 | AP
    Posted on Sat, Mar. 22, 2003 Atheist to deliver council invocation Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston City Council will open its meeting next week with an invocation by an atheist. Herb Silverman, president of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, asked Councilman Kwadjo Campbell for the opportunity to give the invocation so he could introduce diversity to council meetings. He will give the invocation Tuesday. "The definition of an invocation is 'to call for with fervent desire,' " he said. "What I expect to happen is giving advice to other human beings." Silverman, a mathematics instructor at the...
  • Chief Suggests Arms Can Keep Businesses Safe

    01/24/2003 2:29:21 PM PST · by mass55th · 5 replies · 144+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | 1/24/03 | TYRONE WALKER
    I did a search for the following article and didn't find it previously listed: Some Folly Road business owners concerned about crime were taken aback Thursday night when Charleston Police Chief Reuben Greenberg appeared to suggest that an effective crime deterrent would be for them to arm themselves. Others nodded in agreement. About two dozen frustrated James Island business owners met with Greenberg and several Charleston police officers and Charleston County sheriff's deputies to discuss protection against a rash of robberies and burglaries along a stretch of Folly Road. Greenberg told them that robberies, burglaries and rapes are a fact...
  • Gunboat scare a test for security

    07/16/2002 11:18:38 AM PDT · by PJeffQ · 39 replies · 381+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | 7/16/02 | Tony Bartelme
    Gunboat scare a test for security False alarm sparks action by local maritime interests BY TONY BARTELME Of The Post and Courier Staff The report hit Coast Guard headquarters at about 2 p.m. Monday: four 40-foot gunboats heading fast toward Charleston. Coast Guard officials, on high alert since Sept. 11, quickly phoned the Navy. Were any of their vessels in the area? No. The Coast Guard broadcasted a radio alert. Would the boats please respond? No answer. That's when things got serious. Within minutes, the Coast Guard had a helicopter and a boat unit sweeping the harbor. The Charleston County...
  • Memorial to honor Cold War subs

    07/08/2002 7:32:31 AM PDT · by PJeffQ · 37 replies · 530+ views
    Charleston Post & Courier ^ | 7/8/02 | Arlie Porter
    Memorial to honor Cold War subs $1 million structure under construction at Patriot's Point in Mount Pleasant Monday, July 8, 2002 BY ARLIE PORTER Of The Post and Courier Staff They were once a common sight in Charleston Harbor - submarines streaming out to sea. Bound for the depths of oceans around the world, the crews of these black killing machines served in a silent, secret war with no battles, few casualties, and no clear beginning or end. The submarines are gone now, the naval base shut down and the Cold War over. This period in Charleston's history is fading...