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  • Lawmakers Consider Bills on Bikes, Historical Markers, and Skunks

    02/26/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | February 25, 2016 | Toby Sells
    Tennessee's rule factory is cranking at full tilt, and Nashville lawmakers want to tell Memphians how to pay for bike lanes, what monuments we can move, and whether or not we can own skunks (seriously). No gas tax for bike lanes A new bill would prohibit spending any gas tax revenues on bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, and "other non-vehicular facilities." Portions of the state gas tax are required to go to cities and counties. Those governments sometimes use the gas tax funds for matching dollars to get federal money for bike and pedestrian projects. The new bill says all of...
  • Former NAACP president vocally defends Confederate flag

    06/26/2015 1:38:09 PM PDT · by tschatski · 12 replies
    WYFF ^ | 6-25-15 | Staff
    Hours after "Black Lives Matter" was spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Asheville, North Carolina, H.K. Edgerton stood with a Confederate flag, telling those passing by why he wanted it to continue to fly. Edgerton, a former president of the North Carolina NAACP and one of few African-American members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was outside the monument waving the Confederate flag soon after the graffiti was removed.
  • 181st Birthday tribute to General Gordon

    02/06/2013 9:58:00 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 11 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | February 5, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    John B. Gordon believed in the South's Constitutional right to secession, but after the war, he worked to unite the nation and helped white and black Southerners the war made poor.
  • They Ain't-a Fergettin'!

    02/18/2012 11:51:41 AM PST · by Davy Buck
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 1/21/2012 | Richard Williams
    "Many Americans, particularly many Southerners, observe academia's agenda-motivated analysis and respond with a collective yawn. This infuriates and frustrates the "professionals." Academic historians then fume, pout, and spout forth even more of what caused the yawn to begin with. While not providing much real value, the whole spectacle does, nonetheless, make for some great entertainment."
  • Petitioners protest Confederate flag [flown by homeowner]

    10/14/2010 6:26:12 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 224 replies
    The State (Columbia, SC) ^ | 13 October 2010 | Bo Petersen
    More than 200 people have signed a petition to protest a resident flying the Confederate battle flag...The moves follow a controversy, when a new resident hung a Confederate battle flag from her porch alongside an American flag...
  • Do Southerners Have the Right to be Described as "Native Americans"?

    10/07/2010 8:12:40 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 272 replies · 1+ views
    10-7-2010 | comtedemaistre
    Southerners who celebrate their cultural heritage, are among the most misunderstood people in America. Italians who celebrate Colombus Day, and Irishmen who celebrate St. Patricks Day, never have to suffer the grief that Southerners who want to celebrate Robert E. Lee's Birthday have to endure. Southern identity is partly about celebrating the Anglo-Celtic culture, which is the core culture that existed in America at the time of the founding of America in 1776. It is the culture that gave us the King James Bible, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and others. Most Southerners, both white and black, are...
  • Break With the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good step....

    07/15/2010 8:56:19 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 74 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/14/10 | Unknown
    Break with the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good Step towards healing UT's troubled racial history After several months of discussion within the University of Texas community in Austin, UT President William Powers Jr. will ask the school's board of regents today to consider renaming a dorm that now honors a former law professor, William Stewart Simkins, along with a neighboring park dedicated to his brother Eldred, a judge and UT regent. The reason? Simkins was not only a legal educator at UT from 1899-1929. He and his brother were members of the Ku Klux Klan during a...
  • The New Intolerance

    04/19/2010 12:44:06 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 83 replies · 1,406+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/9/10 | Pat Buchanon
    The New Intolerance by Patrick J. Buchanan 04/09/2010 "This was a recognition of American terrorists." That is CNN's Roland Martin's summary judgment of the 258,000 men and boys who fell fighting for the Confederacy in a war that cost as many American lives as World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq combined. Martin reflects the hysteria that seized Obamaville on hearing that Gov. Bob McDonnell had declared Confederate History Month in the Old Dominion. Virginia leads the nation in Civil War battlefields. So loud was the howling that in 24 hours McDonnell had backpedaled and issued an apology...
  • First Southern National Congress a Resounding Sucess

    01/09/2009 7:34:08 AM PST · by BnBlFlag · 28 replies · 1,098+ views
    SNV News Service ^ | 1/9/09 | SNC News Service
    Friday, January 9, 2009 For Immediate Release First Southern National Congress a Resounding Success SNC News Service Marion, VA; December 11, 2008 – Over one hundred Southern men and women, from all walks of life and from fourteen States, gathered near Hendersonville, NC December 5 through December 7 to convene the First Southern National Congress (SNC). This historic meeting at the Kanuga Conference Center in the shadow of the Blue Ridge was the first all-South congress since 1861. It was a “resounding success,” according to Thomas Moore of Charlottesville, VA, who was elected Chairman. Delegates attended from the following States:...
  • Petition Seeks to Remove Denton Confederate Statue

    04/30/2008 9:12:42 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 769 replies · 286+ views
    WFAA TV ^ | 4/28/08 | Debbie Denmon
    Petition Seeks to Remove Denton Confederate Statue(Denton County, Texas)DENTON - While to some the statue of a Confederate soldier that stands before the Denton County Courthouse represents a piece of history, others say they believe it just represents hypocrisy. That stand has incited two University of North Texas students to start a petition for the removal of the historical landmark, a statue of a Confederate soldier holding his gun to represent the South in the Civil War. "It's really very frustrating that so many people would look at this and clap," said Aron Duhon, one of the students behind the...
  • Death of Jefferson Davis Remembered - The Christmas of 1889 Was a Sad Time in the South

    11/19/2007 10:09:26 AM PST · by BnBlFlag · 437 replies · 311+ views ^ | 11/19/07 | Calvin Johnson, Jr.
    Death of Jefferson Davis Remembered - The Christmas of 1889 was a sad time in the South. By Calvin Johnson Jr. Staff Email Contact Editor Print Jefferson Davis - December 6th, is the 118th anniversary of the death of a great American Hero---Jefferson Davis. The "Politically Correct" would have you forget the past...But do not forget the history of the men and women who made the USA great. Caution, this is a family friendly story to be shared. The Sons of Confederate Veterans have declared 2008, the "Year of Jefferson Davis." Remembrance events will include the re-opening of "Beauvoir"...
  • If Ya'll Don't Like Dixie, Delta is Ready

    10/29/2007 5:46:07 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 214 replies · 160+ views ^ | 10/25/07 | Lewis Gizzard
    If y'all don't like Dixie, Delta is ready By: Lewis Grizzard Thur Oct 25, 2007 9:36 AM EDT MACON,GA.- I don't care what they do to the Georgia state flag. They can put a big peach on the thing as far as I'm concerned. They can put Deion Sanders' smiling face on it. And let it be known that the opponents of the flag, with its reminiscence of the Confederate banner, will bring down that flag. One way or the other, color it red, white, blue and gone. It's politically incorrect and all the things that are deemed such have...
  • Guess What Folks - Secession Wasn't Treason

    08/27/2007 1:37:39 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 1,083 replies · 10,159+ views
    The Copperhead Chronicles ^ | August 2007 | Al Benson
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Copperhead Chronicle Al Benson, Jr. Articles Guess What Folks--Secesson Wasn't Treason by Al Benson Jr. More and more of late I have been reading articles dealing with certain black racist groups that claim to have the best interests of average black folks at heart (they really don't). It seems these organizations can't take time to address the problems of black crime in the black community or of single-parent families in the black community in any meaningful way. It's much more lucrative for them (and it gets more press coverage) if they spend their time and resources attacking Confederate...
  • The Red State - Slave State Connection is All Too Real

    08/13/2007 10:27:22 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 292 replies · 3,978+ views ^ | 11-16-04 | Unknown
    Commentary: The Red State-Slave State Connection is all too Real Commentary: The Red State-Slave State Connection is all too Real Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 By: Last week while I was up at Harvard University meeting with black columnists from around the country, including several of my colleagues, Michael Dawson took me to school with his map that shows the overlap between Republican red states and the old Confederacy and slave-friendly territories. Dawson is a professor of government and Afro-American studies who specializes in the ways that race and politics intersect. I was sold. His map spoke to the...
  • A WWII General's Notion of a Proper Mint Julip

    05/04/2007 4:16:27 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 16 replies · 438+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 5/2/07 (Written 3/30/37) | Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner
    A World War II general's notion of a proper mint julep Published: May 2, 2007 Last Modified: May 2, 2007 at 03:09 AM This letter dated March 30, 1937, is from Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. After serving as commander of the Army in the Aleutians during World War II, he was killed on Okinawa, the highest-ranking officer to die by enemy fire in that war. He was the son of the famous Confederate general who later became governor of Kentucky. The mint julep is perhaps the most Southern of all cocktails. Must be exerpted.
  • My Love Affair With Dixie

    05/01/2007 9:54:33 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 17 replies · 1,204+ views
    Texas League of the South Website ^ | 2/1/2000 | Humberto Fontova
    Tuesday, 1 May 2007 HOME >> My Love Affair with Dixie by Humberto Fontova Regarding the bilge from Begala about the red sections of the electoral map as hotbeds of "hate" and murderous bigotry: One day in Guatemala a GI who was training my older cousins for the Bay of Pigs invasion finally lost it. He was a professional soldier and his excitable and unruly charges were giving him fits. "Straighten up, goddamitt!" he barked. "Remember! It’s YOUR f**king war!" He was exactly right.....exactly right. All we asked to get by was: " a little help from our friends." We...
  • Poll Results by States on Confederate Battle Flag in S.C

    04/21/2007 7:44:44 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 449 replies · 4,275+ views
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  • I Won't Back Down

    03/26/2007 9:24:45 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 50 replies · 1,227+ views
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  • Florida May Sing A Different Tune (Changing State Song)

    03/17/2007 8:14:49 PM PDT · by I still care · 30 replies · 691+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | March 16, 2007 | GRETCHEN PARKER
    TEMPLE TERRACE - There's not much that sounds sunnier than a chorus of young, big voices belting out the "Orange Blossom Song." Stephen Ulrey hopes that irresistible sound will charm the state Legislature and governor into adopting his version of the catchy, old Florida folk tune as the official song of the Sunshine State. Ulrey, music teacher to the 700 students at Temple Terrace Elementary, thinks there is no more fitting or upbeat tribute to Florida's best assets - oranges, tarpon, beaches, woods, gators and the Everglades. This week, he is recording and mixing digital tracks of his students singing...
  • The Football Game That Changed the South

    02/20/2007 7:02:24 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 59 replies · 1,605+ views
    THE FOOTBALL GAME THAT CHANGED THE SOUTH It was more than a football game. It was the chance to avenge the South, to reclaim the valor and honor of the Lost Cause. No longer would this land be known for its hookworm and illiteracy. It would be the home of the best damn football in the nation! "The 1926 Rose Bowl was without a doubt the most important game before or since in Southern football history," says Birmingham News sportswriter Clyde Bolton. The story of the game that shaped the South is told in Roses of Crimson, a documentary that...
  • War over the Confederacy Rages in Texas

    02/12/2007 7:40:34 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 1,667 replies · 11,488+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | @/11/07 | Howard Witt
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Civil War ended nearly 142 years ago, for most of the country anyway, but bitter battles over how zealously that war should be remembered are erupting in Austin, the Texas capital. First, rock musician Ted Nugent wore a T-shirt featuring the Confederate battle flag — a banner sometimes employed by Southern white-supremacist groups — at the Jan. 16 inaugural ball for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, prompting criticism from civil-rights groups. A few days later, the state's elected land commissioner, arguing for a more "balanced" view of history, marked Confederate Heroes Day — an official state holiday...
  • Texas students sue to carry purses decorated with Confederate flag

    02/10/2007 3:04:28 PM PST · by Stoat · 104 replies · 2,552+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | February 9, 2007 | Martha Deller
    Texas students sue to carry purses decorated with Confederate flag By Martha DellerMcClatchy Newspapers(MCT)DALLAS - Two Burleson High School students filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the Burleson school district over a year-old incident in which school officials denied them the right to carry Confederate battle flag purses to school.Attorneys for the Southern Legal Resource Center prepared the lawsuit on behalf of Aubrie Michelle McAllum and Ashley Paige Thomas, who contend their constitutional rights were violated in January 2006 when school officials prevented them from carrying their new purses to school.The teens were not punished for carrying the purses,...
  • Southern Culture Under Seige

    02/01/2007 11:42:03 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 363 replies · 4,650+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/1/07 | Ivy J. Sellers
    Search HUMAN EVENTS Advanced SearchView All: Topics Authors About Human Events About the Editors Contact Us Privacy Policy Jed Babbin Robert Bluey Pat Buchanan Amanda Carpenter Jerome Corsi Ann Coulter Lisa De Pasquale Newt Gingrich John Gizzi John Hawkins Terry Jeffrey Mac Johnson Michelle Malkin Robert Novak Michael Reagan Ivy Sellers Robert Spencer Aryeh Spero -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- View All Authors Home | Social & Domestic Issues | Ivy J. Sellers Font: S M L Print This Forward Feedback Digg This! Subscribe Sponsored By: Southern Culture Under Siege by Ivy J. Sellers (more by this author) Posted: 02/01/2007 In his new book,...
  • UT to Explore Fate of Statues that Honor Confederacy

    12/29/2006 8:22:58 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 27 replies · 1,349+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/27/06 | AP
    Houston & Texas News Dec. 27, 2006, 10:53PM UT to explore fate of statues that honor the Confederacy AUSTIN — University of Texas President William Powers Jr. said he plans to form an advisory committee to study whether something should be done about the numerous campus statues honoring the Confederacy. The statues have in recent history become a topic of debate among students, professors and administrators. They include four bronze figures on the South Mall honoring Confederate leaders such as Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States, and Gen. Robert E. Lee. Powers said he plans to appoint a committee...
  • Republicans Back Forrest Name

    12/06/2006 8:22:46 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 19 replies · 626+ views
    The Daily News Journal ^ | 12/6/06 | Scott Broden
    Republicans back Forrest name By SCOTT BRODEN The counter petition to retain the name of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest at the Army ROTC building at MTSU included the names of three local Republican leaders. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess, State Sen. Jim Tracy of Shelbyville and Rutherford County Republican Party Chairman Howard Wall confirmed Tuesday that they were among the 1,350 people to sign a petition organized by MTSU sophomore Matthew Hurtt. ADVERTISEMENT The counter petition was in response to an earlier petition from MTSU senior Amber Perkins, who presented a petition to the university's Student Government Association...
  • Remarks of James Webb at the Confederate Memorial

    11/21/2006 1:14:33 AM PST · by BnBlFlag · 89 replies · 4,479+ views
    James Webb Website ^ | 6/3/90 | James Webb
    Speeches: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Remarks of James Webb at the Confederate Memorial June 3, 1990 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is by no means my first visit to this spot. The Confederate Memorial has had a special place in my life for many years. During the bitter turbulence of the early and mid1970's I used to come here quite often. I had recently left the Marine Corps and was struggling to come to grips with my service in Vietnam, and with the misperceptions that seemed rampant about the people with whom I had served and what, exactly we had attempted to accomplish. And there were...
  • Confederate Flag Clothing Causes Controversy

    10/10/2006 5:08:28 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 534 replies · 5,913+ views ^ | 10-6-2006 | WSBTV
    The principal at a Fayette County middle school has banned all clothing with the confederate flag emblem...
  • Marion County teen defies ban on Confederate flag clothing

    10/05/2006 1:21:53 PM PDT · by Route797 · 597 replies · 9,508+ views
    Ocala Star-Banner ^ | October 5, 2006 | Christopher Curry
    Marion County teen defies ban on Confederate flag clothing By CHRISTOPHER CURRY Ocala Star-Banner October 05. 2006 6:01AM OCALA - A student at North Marion High School is opposing a ban on clothing that displays the Confederate battle flag. On Monday, sophomore April Brenay, 15, began to circulate a petition among students urging that the school do away with the dress code policy banning clothing with the Confederate flag. On Wednesday, Brenay wore a Dixie Outfitters-brand shirt with a Confederate flag on the back and the message: "If this flag offends you, you need a history lesson." Brenay said school...
  • Choice in wardrobe costs Russell senior her prom (Confederate flag dress)

    By CATHIE SHAFFER For The Independent FLATWOODS In a few weeks, Jacqueline Duty will graduate from Russell High School. Like other future graduates everywhere, she's savoring the special moments of her last year of high school. Among the highlights was to be her senior prom, where she'd enter the decorated gymnasium wearing a dress she designed herself, to reflect who she is. But instead of being greeted by her classmates Saturday as she walked in on the arm of her date, she was greeted outside the school by police officers and school officials — because of that choice in dresses....
  • Nothing tastes more like the South than boiled peanuts

    07/09/2003 12:03:08 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 203 replies · 6,754+ views
    The State ^ | Jul 09, 2003 | ALLISON ASKINS
    On our way to the beach for the Fourth of July, we made a pit stop for boiled peanuts. Couldn't get there without them. They cured the "car fever" that was ailing us and got us in just the right mood for our long-awaited, patriotic beach venture. And better yet, when we arrived at our brother-in-law's house, he had a big pot of his own peanuts boiling. That's where the conversation got started. Do you like yours "al dente" or so soggy that you slurp 'em more than you eat 'em? I prefer the slurping variety. And the saltier the...
  • Bush Axes Southern Jobs and Southern Heritage

    05/19/2003 11:44:01 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 18 replies · 2,064+ views
    The Dixie Net Gazette ^ | Spring 2003 | Mike Tuggle
    The Bush Administration has rewarded the South for its loyalty. Having successfully continued the Executive usurpation of Congressional authority to negotiate trade contracts, thanks to NAFTA and "Fast-Track", as well as Congressional authority to declare war, Bush now enjoys unchallenged power. His latest exercise in imperial Executive authority came last week when he awarded the Socialist Republic of Vietnamincreases in its textile export quotas to the US from $49 million to $1.5 billion. This is good news for the Vietnamese, but more grim news for Southern textile workers. The Southern textile industry has closed more than 150 mills and slashed...
  • Letter to the Editor: Southern heritage suffered from neglect

    03/24/2003 10:35:02 AM PST · by jgrubbs · 12 replies · 246+ views
    Carolina Morning News ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2003 | Robert Williams
    Letter to the Editor: Southern heritage suffered from neglect Carolina Morning News Jennifer Moore's recent article about Confederate flag protests at two Beaufort County high schools is humiliating. The story is humiliating because we, their parents and grandparents, are not doing the protesting. It is we, their elders, who have allowed others to chip away at our Southern culture and heritage for over 20 years. It is we, the older generations, that have allowed the memory of our ancestors to be tarnished. It is we who have permitted the erosion of our freedoms. Freedom is an intangible word that has...
  • Militia flag from 1833 to return to state

    03/17/2003 4:23:55 AM PST · by aomagrat · 41 replies · 787+ views
    The State ^ | Mar. 17, 2003 | R. KEVIN DIETRICH
    An early symbol of South Carolina's independent streak has been returned to the state after more than 160 years. An 1833 flag from a militia group called the Abbeville Dragoons has been donated to the Confederate Relic Room and Museum by a Mississippi woman whose great-great-great-grandfather left South Carolina with the flag in 1859. Officials probably will send the banner to a Maryland flag conservation company for preservation, then put it on display in the museum in about six weeks. The hand-painted silk banner, 20¼ inches by 25¾ inches, shows a palmetto tree and the state seal on the front....
  • Public Library to Celebrate Black Confederate History

    02/10/2003 8:22:03 AM PST · by H8DEMS · 169 replies · 4,021+ views ^ | February 10, 2003 | Michael L. Betsch
    ( - As part of Black History Month, the public library system in Norfolk, Va., is honoring African-Americans who fought and died on behalf of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Robert Harrison, director of the Horace Downing Branch library in Norfolk, said blacks are rarely portrayed as supporting the Confederacy because politically correct historians prefer to connect the South and the Confederate flag with the evils of slavery. But history tells another side of the story, he said. Harrison said the Horace Downing Library will spend one day, Feb. 25, re-creating Civil War encampments and re-enacting the roles that...
  • Black Man Carries Confederate Flag From NC TO Texas

    10/16/2002 4:10:42 AM PDT · by Captain Shady · 89 replies · 521+ views
    Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | Oct.16,2002 | Tony Mator
    Published: October 16, 2002 Black man carries Confederate flag from N.C. to Texas Passers-by on Old Highway 25 waved and honked their car horns at a man wearing the uniform and bearing the flag of the Confederate army Tuesday. NYT Regional Newspapers TUXEDO, N.C. — Passers-by on Old Highway 25 waved and honked their car horns at a man wearing the uniform and bearing the flag of the Confederate army Tuesday. White supremacist? Not exactly. H.K. Edgerton, 55, is a black man. But he considers his “March Across Dixie” a celebration of Southern pride and black dignity, not racism...
  • Cherokee High seeks compromise on Confederate clothing

    10/06/2002 8:17:10 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 4 replies · 232+ views
    Access Atlanta ^ | 03 October 2002
    October 3, 2002 -- The Cherokee County School Board is dealing with a clothing controversy of its own, which bans Dixie outfitter clothing.So far, there is no change in the policy, but last night the school board heard plenty of arguments for changing the policy.Some people came from surrounding counties to voice their opinions about the Confederate Flag and wearing confederate symbols.Many students and parents insist it's not about promoting discrimination but rather southern pride and history."Your students are not racist," one speaker said. "It's your teachers and your principals that's the problem."The principal at Cherokee High School has formed...
  • Cooter defends use of Confederate flag

    09/29/2002 7:44:09 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 42 replies · 437+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 9/29/2002 | Mary Shaffrey
    <p>WASHINGTON, Va. — Congressional candidate Ben "Cooter" Jones wants everyone to know he's just a good old boy, never meanin' no harm.</p> <p>He's just proud of his Southern heritage — and that includes the Confederate battle flag, says Mr. Jones, the former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard," CBS' hit TV show of the early '80s.</p>
  • Taking NASCAR To School (Southern Culture and NASCAR)

    09/15/2002 8:29:00 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 9 replies · 310+ views
    CT Now ^ | September 15, 2002 | SHAWN COURCHESNE
    Not his own dream, but rather the dream of many NASCAR fans. When Todd walks into the media center today for the running of the New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway it will be just another day at school. Todd is a Ph.D. candidate from the University of California-Santa Cruz who is traveling to all 36 Winston Cup events this season, compiling research for his doctoral dissertation in cultural anthropology tentatively titled "NASCAR and Southern Culture." Before the project began, Todd knew almost nothing about NASCAR.
  • Think Tank: The Confederate flag - Flying it draws supporters and critics

    09/11/2002 10:36:28 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 75 replies · 555+ views
    Post-Gazette ^ | Friday, September 06, 2002 | Lynda Guydon Taylor
    <p>When the Confederate flag got "flagged" from state houses in the South, it inspired impassioned debate between whites claiming their heritage was attacked and African Americans enraged over the images of slavery it conjures.</p> <p>Discussion continues in several states. The controversy about why people fly the Confederate flag is the subject of today's Think Tank.</p>
  • Southern Heritage Condemned In the Workplace

    09/11/2002 10:11:00 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 48 replies · 645+ views
    CNS ^ | September 10, 2002 | Michael L. Betsch
    ( - A South Carolina man believes he's being discriminated against by his employer because of his affiliation with a group that celebrates its Southern heritage. Richard Smith's employer said the company's just enforcing its 'Rules of Conduct.'Smith, a proud member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), said the whole controversy began last November when his employer, Westinghouse Savannah River Company, reprimanded him for displaying the traditional Georgia state flag in his office.According to Smith, human resources forced him to remove the state flag because it contained a Confederate battle flag in the background that may be "offensive" to...
  • Confederate groups honor black soldiers

    09/09/2002 8:43:11 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 50 replies · 596+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | Sunday, September 08, 2002 | KEISHA STEWART
    Soldiers were 'patriots who loved our Southland and suffered in its defense'The United Daughters of the Confederacy dedicated memorials to three black soldiers from Franklin County. The time came for Creed Holland to get the recognition he was due. He was a black slave, but also a Confederate soldier. And for such, Creed Holland was honored Saturday morning at a graveside ceremony in a small cemetery behind Riverview Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. The Jubal Early chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy dedicated Confederate memorial markers to Creed Holland and two other black Confederate soldiers, also named Holland,...
  • Students protest school ban on T-shirts with Confederate flag emblem

    09/06/2002 6:44:16 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 89 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/7/02 | DIANE STEPP
    Amy Slauson, 15, a 9th-grader at Cherokee High School in Canton, wears a T-shirt bearing the Confederate flag. On Friday, about 150 students protested a ban on Dixie Outfitters shirts, and were told to change their shirts or hide the emblem. Some 150 Cherokee High School students showed up Friday for class wearing T-shirts with the Confederate flag emblem, in protest of a school ban.School officials told students to change their shirts or hide the emblem, saying the flag is offensive to some students.Principal Bill Sebring announced Thursday that Dixie Outfitters T-shirts featuring southern heritage themes with the Confederate flag...
  • S.C.'s prolific weed makes good. Kudzu - it's decorative, it's tasty ... it's everywhere

    08/28/2002 10:04:34 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 6 replies · 489+ views
    The State ^ | Aug. 28, 2002 | CAROL J.G. WARD
    Where poet James Dickey saw kudzu as "Green, mindless, unkillable ghosts," Walhalla artist Nancy Basket sees paper and baskets and a table laden with warm kudzu rolls slathered with kudzu-blossom jelly. Basket's enthusiasm for the prolific weed is boundless. She uses it in her artwork and in her diet. "I'm promoting the good reputation of kudzu," Basket said as she pulled warm rolls flecked with the green of crushed kudzu leaves from the oven on a recent Tuesday morning. Indeed, it's hard to escape the color green in Basket's world. Her studio and business, Kudzu Kabin Designs, are housed in...
  • Free speech and the flag

    08/20/2002 5:45:04 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 37 replies · 385+ views
    The Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | August 20, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    Who is really trampling on free speech? Is it a private company that tries to limit its association with a particular viewpoint? Or is it a lawmaker who tries to marshal the power of the state to punish the corporation for its policy? SCANA, the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas announced a policy last week aimed to ensure that the company is not associated with certain viewpoints. SCANA employees are prohibited from displaying the Confederate flag on their vehicles while on company property. They are also prohibited from parking company vehicles in the parking lots of Maurice...
  • SCANA's flag policy draws fire, Sen. Glenn McConnell wants Legislature to punish the company

    08/17/2002 4:28:33 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 63 replies · 801+ views
    The State ^ | Aug 17, 2002 | JOHN MONK
    Angered by SCANA's new policy prohibiting employees from displaying Confederate flag bumper stickers in company parking lots, South Carolina's top state senator said Friday he wants to strip the company of state contracts and allow other utilities to compete with it. Sen. Glenn McConnell, R-Charleston, the Senate president pro tem, said he would propose legislation to do so - if the company does not reverse course. "People around the state are just outraged at the audacity of those people," said McConnell, who is known for his ability to kill or pass laws. If SCANA and its subsidiary S.C. Electric &...
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans Chaplain Loses Custody Battle Because of SCV Membership

    07/03/2002 12:03:17 PM PDT · by FreetheSouth! · 69 replies · 504+ views
    SCV(Sons of Confederate Veterans) Brigade Chaplain Loses Custody Battle because of SCV Membership A Louisiana Brigade Chaplain, The Rev. Denver P. Hutchens, of Beauregard Camp #130 recently lost a custody battle when he was judged to be an unfit parent because of his membership in the SCV and his interest in reenacting. The ruling was handed down in mid June in the 328th Judicial District of Texas in the court of Thomas O. Stansbury. Two judges, both SCV members, offered to testify on Hutchens' behalf, but were denied the opportunity to testify. During the proceedings, the opposing counsel (Lillian Satterwhite)stressed...
  • Ceremony marks Civil War battle

    06/13/2002 6:39:53 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 87 replies · 674+ views
    The Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 13 June 2002 | Staff report
    The Battle of Secessionville, considered one of the Palmetto State's most important Civil War battles that helped keep the port of Charleston out of Yankee hands, will be commemorated Saturday. Ceremonies start at 10 a.m. at Fort Lamar, off Secessionville Road on James Island. Patrick Brennen, author of "Secessionville: Assault on Charleston," will be the guest speaker and will lead a guided tour of Fort Lamar. The 10th S.C. Volunteer Infantry and Ferguson's S.C. Artillery will camp at Fort Lamar on Friday and Saturday. The camp will be open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and starting...
  • Confederate captain reburied in Laurens

    04/29/2002 7:01:40 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 81 replies · 537+ views
    The State ^ | Apr. 29, 2002 | AP
    Laurens S.C. -- Capt. William Downs Farley had one request before he died June 9, 1863 -- to be buried at home, in Laurens City Cemetery. On Saturday, the Confederate soldier's dying wish was finally granted. Farley, a South Carolina volunteer killed at the Battle of Brandy Station, was buried after a memorial service before 1,000 people in the Public Square. Many wore period uniforms and paid final respects to a native son who was one of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's most trusted officers. Police blocked downtown streets as a horse-drawn caisson carrying Farley's remains edged along the streets. A...
  • Confederate flag clothing banned at St. Johns County school

    04/20/2002 9:26:27 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 630+ views
    Florida Times-Union ^ | Thursday, April 18, 2002 | Dan Scanlan
    <p>Anna Fontianos, 14, an eighth-grader at Switzerland Middle Point School, and her Southern Heritage T-shirt.</p> <p>Clothing featuring the Confederate battle flag has been banned at Switzerland Point Middle School in northwest St. Johns County after its principal said students began using the symbol to harass African-American students.</p>
  • Confederate ceremony raises state flag issue

    04/14/2002 9:16:41 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies · 350+ views
    Atlanta Constitution-Journal ^ | Sunday, April 14, 2002 | Brenden Sager
    A group of enthusiastic Southerners slogged up Stone Mountain Saturday afternoon while --- as they put it --- Rebel gray skies wept above. With battle flags and regimental banners in tow, the group of more than 100 looked as if it might claim the mountain for itself. Thundering Civil War replica cannon- and rifle-fire added to the ominous effect. "We honor those lost in a battle that's still being fought," said R. Gordon Thornton, a Civil War writer. The crowd roared and raised their banners. They came from as far away as Missouri and Arkansas to participate in the inaugural...