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  • Despite court ruling, Rowan County (NC) commissioners say they'll continue Christian prayers

    02/22/2012 7:19:36 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 32 replies · 7+ views
    AP ^ | 2/21/2012 | The Republic
    SALISBURY, N.C. — Commissioners in one North Carolina county plan to continue offering Christian prayers at public meetings, regardless of a letter from a civil liberties group citing a recent Supreme Court action upholding a federal court's ban on the practice. The Salisbury Post reported ( ) that a huge crowd turned out for the Rowan County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night to offer their support to the elected officials, who say they'll defy a decision by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals striking down so-called sectarian prayer, or prayer that's explicitly linked to a particular religion, such...
  • Vote for Garland Hogshed!

    04/14/2006 6:14:10 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 15 replies · 636+ views
    Today I saw several signs urging me to vote for Garland Hogshed. Now, I don’t know Mr. Garland from Adam’s cat. Not whether he is a Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative, incumbent or challenger. I only know he’s running for Commissioner in Clay County, North Carolina. But he has a sturdy Southern name which belongs on a local official hereabouts. That brings us to the subjects of this column, local officials and early primaries. Unlike most states, North Carolina has a very early primary, May 2nd. Why is this? Many times I’ve read the bromide that “America has two major parties,...
  • Supreme Court upholds term limits (Tenn Sup. Ct.)

    03/30/2006 4:13:53 PM PST · by libstripper · 2 replies · 155+ views
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | March 29, 2006 | Associated Press
    The state Supreme Court upheld term limits for county commissioners in a unanimous ruling issued Wednesday.