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NOVEMBER 2011


27 November 2011
Pro: Confederate flag honors our heritage
By Dianna Wray
The license plates emblazoned with the Confederate flag is meant as a reminder of our history and a way to honor Texans who served in the Civil War, supporters say.
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26 November 2011
Local veterans honored by Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Americus Times-Recorder
AMERICUS — The Americus Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 78 hosted a fish fry supper for local veterans in appreciation of their service to our nation. The event was held at the American Legion, John D. Mathis Post No. 2 in Americus and was well attended many veterans and their wives. Local SCV Camp Commander John Carroll stated, “ In observance of Veterans Day this week, we want to show the men and women who wore the uniform of the United States, and defended freedom around the world, how much we appreciate them and their families sacrifice.”
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21 November 2011
Civil War battle to get Confederate Monument
By Associated Press
Athens Banner-Herald
GRAY, Ga. — A Sons of Confederate Veterans group plans to erect a monument on the Griswoldville battlefield site in Jones County.
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16 November 2011
Texas' Confederate Flag Issue Leaves Out Information on Black Soldiers
By Brandon P. Reed
Last week the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle voted to not allow the Confederate Flag on Texas plates. Just scratching the surface, people will portray the Confederate army as racist black haters who were fighting only to keep the institution of slavery alive. This may be true in some instances, but we all know the prevailing army was the North and the North told the story of the South and made them out to be savage racists and made themselves out to be the lover and pusher of equal rights.
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16 November 2011
NJ Mom Threatens To Sue Over Confederate Flag Shirt-Wearing Daughter's Suspension
By Jen Chung
A NJ mother is extremely unhappy about the hubbub over her middle schooler's suspension, which she believes is related to her child's Confederate Flag clothing. So the next step is obviously threatening a lawsuit: Jane West tells the Times of Trenton that she wants "the school to formally apologize to her daughter, rescind her suspension and grant the teen permission to attend school outside the district." West warns, "If I can’t get those things I’m suing."
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15 November 2011
Bus company asks to dismiss Confederate flag case
By Jeff Barnard
A school bus company being sued by a driver fired for refusing to take a Confederate battle flag emblazoned with the word "Redneck" off his pickup truck has asked for the case to be dismissed, arguing the flag does not amount to free speech protected by the U.S. Constitution.
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14 November 2011
Girl suspended over confederate flag shirt
www.upi.com
EAST WINDSOR, N.J., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The mother of a teen suspended from school for wearing a confederate flag shirt says she may pull her daughter out of her New Jersey middle school.
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3 November 2011
Confederate flag comes down Friday
By Carolyn Roy
By Jeff Ferrell
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - UPDATE: After repeated efforts by opponents, the latest one to remove the Confederate flag outside the Caddo Parish Courthouse in downtown Shreveport finally succeeded.
      The difference this time: The discovery that the parish owned the land all along, and not the Daughters of the Confederacy.
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OCTOBER 2011


29 October 2011
School tells student to remove Confederate Flag from truck
By Ryan Naquin
Earlier this month when he brought his truck with the confederate flag in tow to his school, he says the Carolina Forest High School Resource Officer told him he had to take it down.
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SEPTEMBER 2011


26 September 2011
Rebel flag still flying in black SC neighborhood
Yahoo News
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A year ago, dozens marched to protest the Confederate flag a white woman flew from her porch in a historically black Southern neighborhood. After someone threw a rock at her porch, she put up a wooden lattice. That was just the start of the building.
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JULY 2011


31 July 2011
The Confederate we still don't know
150 years after Robert E. Lee took command of the South's army, his descendants are intent on keeping his secrets

Salon.com
Since Lee’s death in 1870, the Lee family has chosen to perpetuate the general as a "marble man" -- a phrase that his fellow West Point cadets used and later biographers have employed to describe Lee’s reluctance to express his feelings openly. But getting to know Lee better, as a man and a general, has been difficult for historians not only because the general kept many of his personal feelings bottled up, but because historians have not been allowed full access to the documentary record pertaining to Lee, particularly his personal papers.
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31 July 2011
Marking a Memory: Gautier residents working to preserve Confederate soldier's grave
By Michael Dumas
gulflive.com
GAUTIER, Mississippi -- Nestled on the eastern end of the Historic Gautier Cemetery across U.S. 90 from the Old Place, a wooden tombstone stands tall amid others made of stone and marble.
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31 July 2011
Unique Confederate calendar created
By Mark Millican
The Daily Citizen (Dalton, GA)
Thanks to Milton Clarke, the “great snowball battle” of 1864 in Dalton during the Civil War is now memorialized — 147 years later — in a 2012 Confederate calendar.
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29 July 2011
Let Confederates into FL. Veterans Hall of Fame?
Opinion Poll
By Opinion Staff
The Palm Beach Post
The list has drawn so many objections for who it included and who it left off – there were no Medal of Honor winners, for example – that approval has been withdrawn from the Aug. 2 Cabinet meeting. And Gov. Scott has asked that his name be removed because, he said, it is not proper for a current governor to be on the list.
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29 July 2011
The Southern Cross
By Terry L. Jones
The New York Times
Determined to avoid such cases of mistaken identity on future battlefields, General Beauregard decided the Confederates needed a distinctive national flag.
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29 July 2011
Visceral debate follows withdrawn Confederate names to Hall
By Lloyd Dunkelberger
Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL)
TALLAHASSEE - William Faulkner, the great Southern writer, once wrote: “The past is never dead. In fact, it’s not even past.”
      And that certainly applies to Southern states, including Florida and its history in the Civil War. That link was reinforced this week when a controversial list of the inaugural group of nominees for Florida’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame included six governors who fought with the Confederacy during the war.
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29 July 2011
Nikki Haley Stands Behind Confederate Flag
fitsnews.com
Over the last forty-eight hours, we’ve learned that Haley not only thinks she’s white … but supports leaving the Confederate battle flag flying on the grounds of the S.C. State House. Well … she doesn’t necessarily support it, but she’s not going to make moving it off the grounds a part of her “agenda.”
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27 July 2011
Sons of Confederate Veterans plans rally to protest Lexington's flag proposal
By Lindsey Ward
WSLS TV LEXINGTON, VA -- An update to the battle over Confederate flags in Lexington.
      Back in January, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) put up the flags on Lee Jackson Day after Lexington City Council gave the group permission to.
      Mayor Mimi Elrod says after years of talking about a need for flag and banner regulation, the city recently proposed changing its ordinance to only allow a U.S., Virginia, or Lexington flag on its downtown poles.
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27 July 2011
Confederate Battle Flag Making a Comeback in Georgia
Posted by Chuck Demastus
Southern Heritage News & Views Blogspot
(Atlanta - July 27, 2011) After more than two decades of misinformation about the history of the Confederate Battle Flag, and Southern heritage in general, in Georgia politics and the media, there is a large and growing movement of citizens who are harkening back to their roots and arming themselves with the truth. An audio CD entitled "The Truth About the Confederate Battle Flag" put out by the Georgia Sons of Confederate Veterans is raising eyebrows now that it has sold more than 70,000 copies and orders continue to flood into the Georgia SCV headquarters.
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OCTOBER 2010


18 October 2010
Confederate Flag Draws Criticism, Protests
WAPI1070.com - (Birmingham, AL)
(SUMMERVILLE, S.C.) -- Residents of a predominantly black South Carolina neighborhood marched this weekend to protest the display of a confederate flag outside an area home.
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8 October 2010
It’s Official: Southern Poverty Law Center Is Now Part of DHS
OathKeepers.org
As the below document makes clear, Southern Poverty Law Center is Now Officially Part of DHS. The CEO of SPLC now sits on the DHS “Working Group on Countering Violent Extremism” along with the leaders of other So-called Non Government Organizations (but can we really call them such now that they are part of the government?)
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4 October 2010
Date Set For Confederate Flag Protest
ABCnews4.com
Recently I talked with a man who lives near me that is buying some property out on the bayou The date is now set for a protest march in Summerville. Neighbors of the historically black Brownsville community will hit the streets October 13th. They are protesting a neighbor who has put up a confederate flag in her front yard.
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SEPTEMBER 2010


27 September 2010
Your Government Wants To Control You and Has a Wonderful Plan For Your Life
By Al Benson Jr.
A Cakewalk Blog (www.cakewalkblogs.com)
Recently I talked with a man who lives near me that is buying some property out on the bayou because he wants to build a house there and retire out there. It’s a pretty spot and he enjoys it. Only problem is, the federal government may have something to say as to whether they allow him to do that or not, and with the ever-leftward direction they are leaning in they probably will not.
      It seems as if that bastion of liberty, Senator Christopher Dodd, has introduced into the Senate an abomination called the “Livable Communities Act.” One article I read noted that this was probably inspired by the United Nations as part of its goal of controlling the ignorant masses “for their own good, naturally”.
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13 September 2010
Bunnell's Sadie Strickland, 'Real Daughter' of Confederate soldier, dies at 100
By Julie Murphy, Staff Writer
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
The only thing bigger than her true Southern belle, Dolly Parton-like hairdo was her heart, friends and family said.
      Sadie Strickland is a rarity not only because of her longevity, but because she Sadie Strickland, 100, died in her Bunnell home shortly before midnight Friday with family and hospice care workers at her side.
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13 September 2010
African American Confederate soldier to be honored Saturday
The Progress-Index (Petersburg, VA)
PETERSBURG - The 7th annual Richard Poplar Day Memorial will honor Pvt. Richard Poplar this Saturday during National POW/MIA Recognition Week. The public is invited to this program which will start at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Hill in Blandford Cemetery.
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10 September 2010
Flagler woman one of last daughters of Confederate soldiers
By Julie Murphy, Staff Writer
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
BUNNELL -- Sadie Strickland told her grandson several years ago the most important lesson she's learned is that family and God make life worth living.
      Sadie Strickland is a rarity not only because of her longevity, but because she is one of about 30 surviving daughters of Confederate soldiers, according to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
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10 September 2010
Museum of the Confederacy to break ground on Appomattox branch
By Michael E. Ruane
Washington Post
The pen that Gen. Robert E. Lee used to help end the Civil War. The elegant uniform he donned that day in 1865. The sword he carried to the momentous surrender of his army.
      These three iconic relics of the Confederacy, along with hundreds of other artifacts of the doomed rebellion, soon will be moving from downtown Richmond to a new, $7.5 million museum in Appomattox, about a mile from the farmhouse where Lee surrendered the main Confederate army and effectively concluded the war.
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10 September 2010
Man Assaulted & Arrested at Alaska State Fair for ‘Impeach Obama’ Sign
vodpod.com
A YouTube video that has been censored by YouTube by tagging it as "inappropriate for some users." They require you to sign in to YouTube under your ID. Best go watch it now at VodPod before YouTube pulls it off the net completely.
Watch the video...

8 September 2010
Taking the South Out of the Kids
By Al Benson Jr.
A Cakewalk Blog
It seems to me that there is a deliberate attempt in many schools around the country to “take the South” out of Southern young people.
      You can look at such things as courses at some colleges that are designed to help Southern students lose their “Southern accents.” A Southern accent is perceived by many as a terrible liability to making it in the “real world” and so the kids need to be encouraged to dispose of their Y’alls and all the rest of the language that makes the South such a colorful place to live and converse in. Do I consider this a form of discrimination? Absolutely!
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7 September 2010
Rebel flag: A national issue?
By Harold Thomas
The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC)
It could also be argued that the flag, just like the mosque, is a monument to honor terrorists. Even though the treasonous behavior, which resulted in over 620,000 lives being lost, was instigated by terrorists of the domestic variety, the effect has proven to be even more profound than the horrendous events in New York, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania combined. The extent of its traumatic effect on the nation persists almost 150 years after the end of the Civil War. Descendants of some of the participants in the rebellion have pledged to continue their ancestors' quest to become independent entities, free of federal rule.
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7 September 2010
Arizona Border Patrol engaged in a shoot out on Sunday- Also man shot and set on fire
By Kimberly Dvorak
Examiner.com
Nogales Border Patrol agents were involved in a shoot out on Sunday North West of the city. The BP agents responded to a sensor that was tripped near the U.S./Mexico border and were greeted with fire from alleged illegal aliens.
      Inside sources say the illegal aliens were smuggling drugs and were armed with AK- 47s. Once the Border Patrol arrived on the scene the illegals fired their weapons and BP agents returned fire. There were no injuries reported.
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5 September 2010
'Islamization' of Paris a Warning to the West
By Dale Hurd - CBN News Sr. Reporter
PARIS - Friday in Paris. A hidden camera shows streets blocked by huge crowds of Muslim worshippers and enforced by a private security force.
      This is all illegal in France: the public worship, the blocked streets, and the private security. But the police have been ordered not to intervene.
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4 September 2010
Shroud a 'radiation photo' of resurrection?
New study bolsters theory that body of Jesus Christ produced image

By Jerome R. Corsi
WorldNetDaily.com
Scientists are building the case that the image of a crucified man on the Shroud of Turin was created by radiation that emanated from the body itself, a theory remarkably supportive of the traditional resurrection account that is central to Christian theology.
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AUGUST 2010


31 August 2010
Franklin’s Charge tries to regain history
By Mike Williams, Staff Writer
The Civil War Courier
Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle scattered randomly about, the Battle of Franklin Park in Franklin, Tenn., is slowly being put together, one parcel at a time.
      The battle was the scene of fierce fighting on Nov. 30, 1864, as Union and Confederate forces clashed on the field slashing with bayonets and bludgeoning with gun stocks in epic hand-to-hand combat.
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31 August 2010
Celebrate the beginning of the Confederacy!
Sons of Confederate Veterans
It is time to mark your calender for the SCV Sesquicentennial Event to be held in Montgomery, AL on Saturday February 19, 2011. This event will feature a parade up Dexter Avenue to the Alabama State Capitol Building, a reenactment of the swearing in of President Jefferson Davis and a selection of speakers at the Capitol Building. Just like was done for the Flag Rally in 2000 in Columbia, South Carolina and for the Hunley Funeral in Charleston in 2004 - it is IMPERATIVE that this event be well attended. We must show the world that we will not permit the History and Heritage of the Confederacy to be forgotten and unobserved during the Sesquicentennial.
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31 August 2010
Confederate Flag Not Racist
By Kootenai Conservative
The Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA)
All my relatives on my father’s side are from the South, and they would tell you it would be a grave mistake to interpret a display of the Confederate flag as a gesture of racism or sympathy with slavery. It’s a symbol of Southern pride that those of us from the North or West can have trouble understanding because there’s nothing analogous to it in our own regional cultures. A lot of people in Texas fly Texas flags for the same reason.

Question: Do you consider the display of a confederate flag to be a racist statement?
Read the comments and post your own...

29 August 2010
Archaeologists Find Civil War Camp in Georgia
By Kathryn Yao
AOL News
A corroded bronze buckle used to fasten tourniquets. A game token bearing George Washington's profile. A makeshift tobacco pipe. These are just a few of the Civil War artifacts archaeologists found when they uncovered the site of a Confederate prison camp in southeastern Georgia. Although historians knew Camp Lawton was located somewhere in or around Magnolia Springs State Park, near Millen, Ga., the site was never identified.
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29 August 2010
Who’s Really Running This Show? (Subtle hint: it ain’t the president)
By Al Benson Jr.
A Cakewalk Blog
Have you ever had the impression that, in politics, what you see isn’t really what you get? Ever get the feeling that whoever the current occupant of the White House is, no matter which party he’s from, he’s little more than a talking head? He may not have an original thought of his own but there is someone behind the scenes passing him an agenda they want enacted and telling him “Okay Dim Bulb, this is what we want done. Get it done for us and you’ll be okay. Mess up and you’re in big trouble.”
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28 August 2010
County gears up for 150th anniversary of Civil War
By Tara Donaldson
The Gainesville Times
“Sesquicentennial” is a tough word to say but the concept is easy. Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. More significantly, it marks the start of a period when big tourism money will be flowing in to the county.
      While events will begin this year and will continue for the next few years, the big to-do is next summer, when 14,000 re-enactors and 50,000 visitors are expected to descend on the county in July to re-create the Battle of First Manassas.
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28 August 2010
Beauvoir business slowing
By Leigh Coleman - Special to the Sun Herald
The Sun Herald
BILOXI — A rare sight at Beauvoir these days is a group actually coming through the doors to tour Harrison County’s only national historical landmark.
      This time of year is usually a bright spot at the beachfront retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was restored after taking a massive hit from Hurricane Katrina five years ago. But the lagging national economy and now the effects of the BP oil spill are taking a toll.
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27 August 2010
We Need A Revolution, Not A Movement
By Chuck Baldwin
Chuck Baldwin Live
The elections of 2008 (and the early elections of 2010) produced two significant phenomena: the “Ron Paul Revolution,” and the “Tea Party Movement.” And, mark it down: both of them will have profound effects upon the upcoming November elections–and upon the 2012 elections as well. Call them what you want, however, America doesn’t need another movement; it needs a genuine revolution.
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26 August 2010
Flags To Be On Display At Jefferson Davis Historic Site
iSurfMuhlenberg.com
FAIRVIEW, KY - Spend part of your Labor Day holiday weekend visiting Jefferson Davis State Historic Site on Sept. 4 to see an impressive collection of reproduction Civil War flags, both Confederate and Union.
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26 August 2010
Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Ready For 147th Anniversary Event
Civil War News (September 2010 issue)
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. — What started out two years ago as just another preservation idea has turned out to be the most active Civil War battlefield restoration of its kind the state of Arkansas has ever seen, according to Southern Brigade Commander Ron Kelley of the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Arkansas Division.
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26 August 2010
Veterans’ Council Asks To Join In Suit
By Scott C. Boyd
Civil War News (September 2010 issue)
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The veterans’ organization which asked the City of Fredericksburg to order a Confederate monument moved, sparking a lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), has filed a petition to intervene in the court case.
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25 August 2010
Daughters of the Confederacy has new Milton Chapter
By Clairen Reese
Pensacola News Journal
The United Daughters of the Confederacy Florida Division is proud to have a new Milton chapter. The Simpson Mounted Rangers Chapter 2685 had its chapter charter presentation and installation of officers Aug. 14 at the Red Barn BBQ in Milton.
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25 August 2010
Selma Council chambers erupts after calls for resignation
Posted by Cody Holyoke
WSFA 12 News
SELMA, AL (WSFA) - The City Council chambers had to be cleared Tuesday night after things became heated between council members and protestors.
      A group of demonstrators say council president Dr. Cecil Williamson was a member of the League of the South, a neo-confederate group.
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25 August 2010
Confederate Flag Cake 'Judgment Error'
WJXT, News4Jax.com
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some people say a cake for sale at a Westside grocery store's bakery is offensive, but others are defending it.
      On Wednesday, the cake cake decorated with a Confederate flag was in the center of the display at the Winn-Dixie store on Chaffee Road. It was next to other cakes celebrating birthdays and babies.
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25 August 2010
Slavery existed in the North, not just in South
By Andrew James
Bowling Green Daily News
This letter is in response to Tabitha Waggoner’s letter on Aug. 13, “Confederate flag is a racist symbol.”
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24 August 2010
Sons of Confederate Veterans Donate to Southern Museum
The City of Kennesaw, GA (kennesaw-ga.gov)
The Southern Museum acquired the flag in February of this year and is beginning the conservation process in order to prepare the flag for exhibition. The flag, tattered with 41 different bullet holes and still bloodstained, is in relatively good condition considering it saw much action during the Civil War, including the entire Atlanta campaign.
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24 August 2010
The Flag of Hypocrisy
By Raynard Jackson
Afro American (www.afro.com)
As a longtime Republican, I have had many conversations with White folks in the party regarding the confederate flag and its place in our society. These people see absolutely no problem with the flag flying on the dome of state capitals around the country, even though they know it’s very offensive to the Black community.
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23 August 2010
Resolution calls for Williamson to resign post as council president
By Leesha Faulkner
Selma Times-Journal
SELMA — Ward 5 Councilman Samuel Randolph will introduce a resolution at tonight’s city council meeting, asking president Cecil Williamson to resign because of his neo-confederate beliefs.
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18 August 2010
Confederate group gathers
By Wayne Ford
The Athens Banner-Herald
Jack Marlar arrived Aug. 5 at the home of Gary Doster just in time for supper.... Marlar, who has a booming voice and a keen sense of humor, had journeyed deep into Northeast Georgia to speak to the Cobb Camp about how Europeans felt about the War Between the States. He said his talk would center mostly around what those in Great Britain thought of the war.
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18 August 2010
So what did they find at Fort Lawton?
By Jim Healy, Statesboro Herald
Coastal Courier
When Mike Mull, a lover of and expert in the history of the Confederacy and Civil War, first heard about an exciting new find in the archeology dig at Magnolia Spring State Park, he knew the rumors would start flying.
      Excavations at the Camp Lawton Civil War prison site have been ongoing for several years inside the park near Millen. The work has been handled mostly by Georgia Southern professors and students under the watchful eye of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The dig picked up more interest and volunteers at the beginning of the summer and in early July, something was found.
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17 August 2010
Arizona Immigration Law: Legislators Shelve Idea Of Changing Law
By Paul Davenport
The Huffington Post
PHOENIX — Arizona legislators are setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer's suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state's controversial immigration law.
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15 August 2010
Myrtle Beach bows to threat of flag boycott
By Jake Spring
Myrtle Beach Sun News
Myrtle Beach will not apply to host the 2012 Olympic Trials for Beach Volleyball for fear an NAACP boycott on South Carolina will hurt its chances at attracting the event, a decision that has left future sports tourism in question.
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15 August 2010
2001 state flag vote saw blacks apathetic
By Sid Salter
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Derrick Johnson, Mississippi NAACP president, told The Associated Press that he'll ask the SEC not to host championship tournaments in Mississippi because of the state's 1894 flag.
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13 August 2010
Confederate flag is a racist symbol
By Tabitha Waggoner
Bowling Green Daily News
Obviously, Andrew James thinks Southern heritage is all fried chicken and good times on the plantation. He believes “uneducated” people call the Confederate flag “racist” and that slavery was not a cause of the War Between the States.
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12 August 2010
Civil War was fought over issue of slavery
By Marion B. Lucas
Bowling Green Daily News
I understand that “Letters” to a newspaper editor are designed to let anyone express an opinion, but an uninformed opinion about race prejudice in the Confederacy and the cause of the American Civil War, especially in a university town, should not go unanswered.
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11 August 2010
Confederate flag could hurt Mississippi's SEC tournament chance
By Emily Wagster Pettus
The Tennessean
JACKSON, Miss. -- The Confederate symbol on the Mississippi flag could hurt the state's bid to host the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament starting in 2012 because some people find the emblem offensive, a top conference official said Tuesday.
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11 August 2010
Oil cleanup comes with tensions in this Louisiana town
By Louis Sahagun
Los Angeles Times
An influx of nearly 1,000 BP contract workers — many of them black and Latino — brings out an ugly side of tiny Grand Isle. Confederate flags go up: 'Our way of telling strangers to keep out.'
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10 August 2010
Dispute over marker goes on
By Clint Schemmer
The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
Fredericksburg's legal battle over the location of a memorial to Confederate dead can go to trial, a judge decided yesterday.
      Circuit Judge Gordon F. Willis rejected the city's motion for summary judgment to dismiss a lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans' local camp, saying the court must decide some of the facts disputed by both sides.
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10 August 2010
Obama has lost eligibility issue
By Joseph Farah
WorldNetDaily.com
Just as Richard Nixon lost the battle of Watergate because of cover-up and stonewalling, Barack Obama has lost the battle over his constitutional eligibility for the same sins.
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9 August 2010
Confederate flag flies briefly at school
Times Staff Reports
The Gadsden Times
Glencoe High School administrators said a Confederate flag that reportedly flew on the school’s flagpole Monday quickly was taken down.
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8 August 2010
Spartanburg County Confederate soldiers to be honored
By Linda Conley
linda.conley@shj.com
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Spartanburg County Confederate soldiers will be honored in a ceremony next weekend by their descendants.
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7 August 2010
Confederate Monument rededicated at Franklin County Courthouse
By Matthew Moran, Web Staff
WDBJ7.com
ROCKY MOUNT, VA — A confederate monument destroyed last year at the Franklin County Courthouse has been re- dedicated. A ceremony was held outside the courthouse in Rocky Mount Saturday.
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6 August 2010
Staying true to rebel roots
By John J. Moser
The Morning Call
In an era of the Tea Party movement, southern rock icon Lynyrd Skynyrd is finding a new popularity with a new album that not only rousingly defends the First and Second Amendments, but seems tells President Obama: "You can take your change on down the road."
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6 August 2010
Website little more than shameful lies
By Walter L. Adams Jr.
Jacksonville Daily News
My overall impression of the North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial website is one of political correctness and an unbalanced view of the War of 1861-1865. The website exhibits varying degrees of bias toward the South’s bid for independence and North Carolina’s role in that effort.
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6 August 2010
Confederate sub Hunley to offer researchers a new view next year
By Brian Hicks
Hilton Head Island Packet
CHARLESTON -- Scientists hope to soon see a new side of the Hunley. The starboard side, that is. On Friday, officials at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center announced plans to rotate the Civil War-era submarine into an upright position early next year.
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5 August 2010
Somerset woman keeps Southern heritage alive with United Daughters of the Confederacy
By Allison Baldwin
myCentralJersy.com
SOMERSET COUNTY — Rhonda Florian recently was awarded the Winnie Davis Medal for her work as vice president of the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. However, there is a lot more to this Southern lady than just medals.
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3 August 2010
September 12 is Burn the Confederate Flag Day
Contributed by Oread Daily
Infoshop News (news.infoshop.org)
I don't know who this guy is but I am aware that he is no anarchist (so don't start writing nasty comments declaring this shouldn't be here, okay), but I still really like his idea. Some blogger going by "General J.C. Christian" is promoting September 12th as "Burn the Confederate Flag Day." He suggests Tea Party events would be a sweet place for a burning. My only suggestion is make sure to take some non, non violent folks with you, if you catch my drift. Although since all those baggers claim they aren't a pack of racists, you'd think they'd join right in, but somehow I've got my doubts.
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3 August 2010
Confederate Flag. Racism or Heritage? (poll)
consider-it.newsvine.com
I've never been a big "flag waving" kinda guy. But it is my position that the Confederate Flag is not racist.
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3 August 2010
“Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy”
By Chuck Baldwin
ChuckBaldwinLive.com
The federal government has become a monstrous leech that has affixed itself to the underbelly of the American republic and is sucking its lifeblood out with a vengeance.
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2 August 2010
Letters: Grasp Civil War before judging Confederate flag
By Randy W. Hamby
Appleton Post Crescent
Over the past few weeks, calls and letters have been published on both sides of the Confederate flag issue. I notice that no one so far has addressed the larger, overarching reasons why the Civil War was fought and, subsequently, why some choose to fly this flag and others object to their doing so.
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1 August 2010
Congressional Candidate Ernest Huber: We’re in a War
By Sharon Rondeau
The Post & Email
This is The Post & Email’s second interview with Ernest Huber, candidate for U.S. Congress from the Eighth District of Washington state. His primary is August 17, 2010.
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JULY 2010


31 July 2010
A young soldier of long ago remembered in Winder
By Jerry Gunn - Staff
Access North Georgia
WINDER - A young Kentucky soldier whose name was unknown for over a 100 years was memorialized Saturday in a ceremony at Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder.
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31 July 2010
CSA scout Dewitt Jobe died horrible death
By Mike West
The Murfreesboro Post
Most Rutherford County school children have at least been exposed to the story of Sam Davis, “the boy hero of the Confederacy.”..... Less glamorous is the story of another Coleman Scout, Dewitt Smith Jobe and his two cousins, Dee Smith and Thomas Benton Smith.
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30 July 2010
Orlin Brommer: Counterfeit Confederate money still big business
By Orlin Brommer
Winona Daily News
I first thought that after the War Between the States, unscrupulous Americans tried to use Confederate money in their daily transactions. Naturally businessmen would not take the valueless money. A few movies were made about unknowing people fighting over the useless money.
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30 July 2010
Protesters say Selma newspaper's coverage biased
By Alvin Benn
Montgomery Advertiser
SELMA -- Chanting "tell the truth, tell the truth," a group of demonstrators picketed in front of the Selma Times-Journal on Thursday afternoon to protest what they claim has been biased reporting on racial issues by the local newspaper.
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30 July 2010
Arizona sheriff not relenting after court ruling
By Jacques Billeaud and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press Writers
The Associated Press
Nowhere in the U.S. is local enforcement more present than in metropolitan Phoenix, where Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio routinely carries out sweeps, some in Hispanic neighborhoods, to arrest illegal immigrants. The tactics have made him the undisputed poster boy for local immigration enforcement and the anger that so many authorities feel about the issue.
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29 July 2010
Virginia Liberty Fest
Sponsored by Virginia Campaign for Liberty
Celebrate the principles that made this nation great with Judge Andrew Napolitao and other special guests as we continue working to defend sovereignty in Virginia.
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29 July 2010
Singer's warning: We're 'Takin' Back Our Country'
By Anita Crane
WorldNetDaily
      In many ways, Joyce Shaffer is the quintessential country singer.
      She grew up as the ninth child of a dirt-poor sharecropper, then married young and raised her children amid tremendous hardship.
      Nevertheless, Shaffer found joy in the beauty of the rugged Colorado landscape which has been her lifelong home. During the 1980s, Shaffer enjoyed singing with a band.
      Now she's beginning a new work: writing and performing her own songs, but, instead of singing about her own heartaches, Shaffer is singing an anthem for American voters.
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28 July 2010
Sarasota man gets 10 years in Confederate flag-related shooting
By Anthony Cormier
Herald Tribune
SARASOTA -- A former Sarasota Military Academy student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting a teenager who taunted him with a Confederate flag.
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25 July 2010
Confederate Silks Draw CHRB Complaint
By Jack Shinar
Blood-Horse Publications
A Sacramento horse owner and the silks custodian at Cal Expo are in trouble with the California Horse Racing Board for allowing a horse to improperly race in the colors of the Confederate battle flag during the state fair meet July 15.
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23 July 2010
What gives the Confederacy its staying power?
By David W. Blight
The Kansas City Star
In April, when Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a proclamation reviving Confederate History Month in the commonwealth, he reminded us once again of the Confederacy's staying power. Wittingly or not, McDonnell demonstrated that historical "memory disputes" are always about the present, as he spoke in the tradition of a long line of Southern leaders beginning with the founders of the Confederacy itself.
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22 July 2010
Reunion opens with reverence for Old South
By Liz Carey
Anderson Independent Mail
ANDERSON — A line of Confederate soldier re-enactors stood in uniform and a single bagpipe skirled through the Anderson Civic Center. A huge Confederate flag faced the assemblage and many flags of the South’s past hung in the room where hundreds had gathered to honor their heritage.
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15 July 2010
Descendants want Civil War soldiers' burial site at Point Lookout marked
By Jesse Yeatman
The Enterprise
A battle has broken out over a federal memorial for Confederate soldiers who died at Point Lookout during the Civil War.
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July/August 2010
The Lost Capitals:
Archaeologists and historians are rediscovering and reimagining two long-abandoned Alabama towns
By Betsy Crosby - From Preservation
Preservation
I'm standing in a graveyard, and it's hotter than the hinges of hell. This isn't a cemetery of headstones and crypts but a boneyard of thwarted ambition containing the remains of a town that doesn't exist anymore. The streets that made up this territorial capital no longer boast any houses or other structures. Trees rise where taverns stood, and the once-swarming population is no more—replaced by teeming insects.
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SEPTEMBER 2008


4 Sept. 2008
Confederate flag may stay aloft
By Andrew Meacham, Times Staff Writer
St. Petersburg Times
TAMPA — The giant Confederate flag near Interstates 75 and 4 has been flying for nearly two weeks, and this time it is likely to stay aloft, backers say.
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3 Sept. 2008
Owner Of Confederate Memorial Site Says Flag Will Keep Flying
By Mike Salinero
The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA - The gigantic Confederate flag flying at an Interstate 75 approach to Tampa will stay up indefinitely, the property owner says.
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JUNE 2008


27 June 2008
Portland shop defends its Dixie flags
By Anna Griffin, The Oregonian
The Oregonian (Portland)
PORTLAND - Belmont Street neighbors support protesters who covered up flags with Martin Luther King Jr.'s image; owners call it vandalism.
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24 June 2008
NASCAR should ban Confederate flag at tracks
By Rob Daniels - Staff Writer
News-Record (Greensboro, NC)
Regardless of what a judge or jury will accept, ignore or toss out altogether, Grant's filing in New York has given CEO Brian France a wonderful opportunity take at least one corrective action: Ban the Confederate flag. Heck, he can even burn it at some dude's infield barbecue for all I care. A hearty meal of pork shoulder, stars and bars would hit the spot.
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16 June 2008
Controversial Confederate Flag Raising Ceremony
By Orlando Salinas
FoxNews.com
      I thought I’d only see Caucasians attending a controversial Confederate flag raising ceremony, early on Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida. That’s what I get for thinking.
      But there they were- a smattering of African Americans, mixing it up with Caucasian bikers wearing Confederate flag jean jackets and caps. But what really caught my eye was seeing some of those same African American folks also sporting the controversial symbol on their bodies too.
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15 June 2008
Sons, Daughters Stand Up For Beliefs On Flag Day
By Jamie Pilarczyk and Carlos Moncada
The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA - While the Sons of Confederate Veterans hoisted the battle banner on the morning of Flag Day, the newly formed Sons and Daughters of Harriet Tubman sat down to work that evening.
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15 June 2008
Why I'm not joining the Sons of Confederate Veterans
By John Martin
St. Petersburg Times
I could join the Sons of Confederate Veterans. But I won't.
      As a giant battle flag of the Confederate States of America flew over Hillsborough County early this month, I thought about my Civil War story.
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15 June 2008
Confederate flag rises at I-75 and I-4, and it will rise again
By Andrew Meacham
St. Petersburg Times
TAMPA — Thirty men stood in a rectangle Saturday near Interstates 75 and 4, each clutching a piece of the Confederate flag. On the back of one man's leather vest, a skull grinned beneath the words: "Southern Discomfort." Below the skull, a patch: "Welcome to the U.S. Now work, pay taxes, and speak English."
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11 June 2008
Marion Lambert: "The flag is going up."
By Alex Pickett
tampa.creativeloafing.com
Sphere of influence: Before June 3, only a few neighbors and natural food stores knew the 60-year-old beekeeper and South Tampa resident. But after the Sons of Confederate Veterans member announced his intention to fly a huge Confederate flag at the junction of I-4 and I-75, it seems everyone has an opinion about him. He's attracted the support of fellow Confederate flag devotees and the ire of the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, the local NAACP chapter and some nearby business owners. The controversy has alreaady made national news. For better or worse, Lambert's flag, which is nearly the size of a semitruck, will influence how the rest of the state and nation view the Tampa Bay area.
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11 June 2008
Jim Webb as "Confederate"
By James Fallows
TheAtlantic.com
      I am on record as liking and admiring Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, and also hoping that he stays in the Senate rather than joins the Obama ticket as VP.
      But I am underwhelmed by the latest "revelation" about him: that he has expressed sympathy and respect for Confederate soldiers, including many of his forbears. (FWIW: Such of my relatives as were then in America lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and fought on the Union side. Many were killed.)
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5 June 2008
Confederate Flag controversy keeps students from attending commencement
By Karla Hult, KARE 11 News
KARE 11 TV (Bloomington, MN)
They say they're just "good ol' boys" who, like the song goes, were "never meaning no harm." But three Bloomington Kennedy seniors were not allowed to attend their commencement Wednesday night after bringing a Confederate flag to school on Tuesday.
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4 June 2008
Florida group to fly world's largest Confederate flag
By David Edwards and Muriel Kane
TheRawStory.com
Fox News reports that a Florida group has asked Hillsborough County for permission to erect a 139-foot flagpole in order to fly a 30 by 50 foot Confederate flag. The Sons of Confederate Veterans in Tampa, which spent two years trying to get their request approved, had to have the flag made in China at a cost of $80,000 because no US company was equipped to make it.
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4 June 2008
Group's Giant Confederate Flag Flies In The Face Of Good Taste
Editorial
The Tampa Tribune
It's understandable that members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans don't want their loved ones or heritage to be forgotten. Who does? But the group's decision to fly a mammoth Confederate flag near the junction of interstates 4 and 75 is an in-your-face gambit that will only prove divisive.
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3 June 2008
Why Fly the Confederate Flag?
By Greg Gutfeld
FOXNews.com
But why should a group pick the most problematic emblem of their past to represent their heritage? Pick something we all love about the South. Why not the world's largest wad of chewing tobacco? A "Hee Haw" waterslide? A pickup truck made of pork?
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2 June 2008
Huge Confederate Flag to Fly Over Tampa
By David Schoetz
ABC News
The i's are dotted, t's are crossed and a 139-foot flagpole is ready to fly the Stars and Bars over one of the busiest highway interchanges in Florida.
      The Sons of Confederate Veterans in Tampa plan soon to raise what they claim is the world's largest Confederate flag on a private triangle of land tucked near where Interstates 75 and 4 meet. The flag measures 50 feet by 30 feet.
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MAY 2008


22 May 2008
Report: Obama mentored by Communist Party figure
WorldNetDaily.com
Barack Obama had extensive ties with extreme anti-American elements, including agents of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA, in Hawaii and Chicago, according to two new reports released yesterday in Washington, D.C., by two experienced internal security investigators.
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14 May 2008
Group asks for ban on racially offensive symbols in schools
Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, MD)
CUMBERLAND - A group of area residents formed in response to recent racial tensions in the Allegany County school system asked the Board of Education on Tuesday to ban the wearing and display of the Confederate flag on school property.
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1 May 2008
Worker Battles Employer Over Confederate Flag
WJXT Jacksonville (News4Jax.com)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One man's pride in and loyalty to his Confederate flag has landed him in a free-speech fight with his employer, who doesn't want it displayed on company property.
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APRIL 2008


28 April 2008
130 years after death, soldier honored with Iron Cross
By Karen Bair
The Herald-Life (Rock Hill, SC)
McCONNELLS -- Confederate States of America Pvt. John Jackson Ashe took a near-fatal miniball in his shoulder near the end of the Civil War, and some family members say he lost his arm.
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28 April 2008
Petition seeks to remove Denton Confederate statue
Debbie Denmon reports
Texas Cable News
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.
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28 April 2008
Confederate flag banned at Williamson school
WREG-TV (Memphis, TN)
THOMPSON'S STATION, Tenn. (AP) - Students at Independence High School in Williamson County have been banned from wearing or carrying Confederate flags or other symbols that could lead to racial tension.
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23 April 2008
That dog won't hunt, and that flag can't fly
By James Ragland
The Dallas Morning News (SC)
Remember that big flap over the Confederate flag at Burleson High School? Well, actually it was two girls' purses that sported the image of the Confederate battle flag.
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23 April 2008
New business, old wounds and a bitter taste over race
By Columnist
The Herald (SC)
Maurice's is a place known for flying the Confederate flag atop its headquarters after that same flag that hurts so many blacks was removed from atop the Statehouse years ago. Wal-Mart and other retailers refused to sell its products. And now the restaurant is coming to Rock Hill where Margaret Joan Roseborough has fought what that flag represents all her life.
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22 April 2008
A 'confederacy of dunces'
By Scott Thomas Anderson
Amador Ledger Dispatch (CA)
Before I send some of the Ledger Dispatch readers into a tirade - prompting birdshot to be loaded into scatter guns and truck tires burning out on their naked-women mud flaps - let me just say that, as a California boy, I love the American South.
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21 April 2008
The International Symbol of Political Independence
By Thomas DiLorenzo
LewRockwell.com
I'm in Prague this week lecturing at the Prague University of Economics and attending (last weekend) the Prague Conference on Political Economy. My host (Professor Josef Sima) picked me up at the airport and as soon as we got into the city one of the first sights that caught my eye was a large black pickup truck with a Confederate battle flag covering the entire back window. It is most likely a remnant of the successful, peaceful secession of Slovakia from Czechoslovakia in 1993, creating the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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21 April 2008
Bicentennial plans in Vicksburg
By Charlie Mitchell
SonsofConfederateVeterans.blogspot.com
The Warren County Vicksburg Historical Society is planning two days of events to honor the bicentennial of Jefferson Davis' birth. Your assistance in making your members aware of these events will be appreciated.
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12 April 2008
Sherman’s March
By Clyde Wilson
LewRockwell.com
The History Channel’s recent presentation of "Sherman’s March" has been rightly drawing a lot of criticism from those of us who care about such things. In theory, historical events should become clearer as time passes and the controversies they involved grow less heated. But that is not the case in regard to the War to Prevent Southern Independence – because the myth of a benevolent and righteous crusade against evil and its martyred saint is the essential base of American state worship. The myth also seems to be a deeply felt emotional necessity for the self -love of millions of Americans.
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7 April 2008
What If Public Schools Were Abolished?
By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
Mises.org
In American culture, public schools are praised in public and criticized in private, which is roughly the opposite of how we tend to treat large-scale enterprises like Wal-Mart. In public, everyone says that Wal-Mart is awful, filled with shoddy foreign products and exploiting workers. But in private, we buy the well-priced, quality goods, and long lines of people hope to be hired.
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4 April 2008
The Confederate Problem
By Jon Henke
TheAtlantic.com
It seems that April is Confederate Heritage month. Why one would want to celebrate a heritage of violent rebellion against a democratically elected government in order to perpetuate a system of chattel slavery is a bit hard for me to say.
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3 April 2008
The Ron Paul Moment Has Only Begun
by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
LewRockwell.com
Whatever your expectations for Ron Paul’s book The Revolution: A Manifesto, I can say with confidence that they have been exceeded. By a mile.
      Ron Paul has produced the kind of book that changes the person who reads it. It is one of the most persuasively argued and beautifully written defenses of the free society I have ever encountered. No president, no presidential candidate, indeed no American politician has ever written anything like this. But that is such faint praise, and such an unjust understatement, that I almost regret uttering it.
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3 April 2008
Georgia bill pushes guns in churches
WorldNetDaily
WASHINGTON – The Georgia Christian Coalition is getting behind a state bill to expand gun-carry laws into company parking lots and churches. State Rep. Tim Bearden is sponsoring the bill with the support of the National Rifle Association. It is being opposed by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce as a violation of private property rights.
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2 April 2008
Philly 'gay'-fest protester's free-speech case revived
Christian evangelist was arrested, charged with hate crimes, faced decades in prison

By Bob Unruh
WorldNetDaily
A Christian evangelist's lawsuit against Philadelphia over police actions to restrict his free speech and religious expression has been reinstated by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which expressed in its opinion yesterday a grave concern about an "imbalance" in the jury instructions provided by the judge.
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1 April 2008
Stop Digging: Heritage, not hate
By Jordan Dubois
CarolinianOnline.com
If only it were as simple as that title proclaims. But in the debate over the use of the Confederate flag, nothing is simple and there is no win-win situation.
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1 April 2008
Student Sues Wisconsin School After Getting a Zero for Religious Drawing
Associated Press
FOXNews.com
MADISON, Wis. — A Tomah High School student has filed a federal lawsuit alleging his art teacher censored his drawing because it featured a cross and a biblical reference.
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MARCH 2008


31 March 2008
Defiant South Carolina Wins Real ID Extension
By Ryan Singel
Wired.com
Despite telling the feds he would not comply with their rules, South Carolina's Republican governor successfully prevented the feds from punishing his states' residents as Homeland Security had promised to do.
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27 March 2008
Obama contends belief in Jesus Christ not necessary for salvation
OneNewsNow.com
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senator Barack Obama has told an audience that although he believes Christ died for his sins, those who reject that teaching can also be children of God.
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27 March 2008
'Ten Commandments Judge' defends Texas jury's use of Bible
OneNewsNow.com
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is arguing in a legal brief that a Texas jury's use of the Bible did not taint deliberations in a death penalty case.
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27 March 2008
Judge sentences Hispanic men to learn English
The three will have to pass test in a year — or serve two years if they fail

MSNBC
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A judge known for creative sentencing has ordered three Spanish-speaking men to learn English or go to jail.
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21 March 2008
A Brief for Whitey
By Patrick J. Buchanan
HumanEvents.com
How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill black people?
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21 March 2008
BOE, black community discuss mediation sessions in wake of recent racial issues
By Kevin Spradlin
Cumberland Times-News
CUMBERLAND - Members of the area's black community met Wednesday with Bill AuMiller, superintendent of the Allegany County school system, to discuss the possibility of holding a series of mediation sessions to address recent racial tensions among students at Fort Hill High School.
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21 March 2008
Problem may be a lack of education on both sides
By George Purvis
Cumberland Times-News
I, for one, do not believe the entire problem is just the white kids, I am sure plenty of the black kids got to shout out a few taunts and insults, and perhaps they even started insulting the kids displaying the Confederate Flag. As I read the article the idea of blacks insulting the white kids becomes more prominent as we read the comments of the black adults.
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21 March 2008
Time to stop all this historical cleansing
By Jay Cross
Cumberland Times-News
I consider anyone that “considers” any part of American history as a symbol of hatred un-American and a racist.
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14 March 2008
'Miles to go,' but a 'good first step'
By Kevin Spradlin
Cumberland Times-News
CUMBERLAND - Bill AuMiller said he felt "miles of progress" were made Thursday afternoon during a meeting with parents of students who have been involved in recent racially motivated incidents or displays of the Confederate flag.
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11 March 2008
North American Military Agreement Signed by US and Canada
By Jim Kouri
NewsWithViews.com
In a political move that received little if any attention by the American news media, the United States and Canada entered into a military agreement on February 14, 2008, allowing the armed forces from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve a cross-border crisis, according to a police commander involved in homeland security planning and implementation.
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11 March 2008
Are Homeschooling Parents on Their Way to Prison in Cal.?
By Dr. Laurie Roth
NewsWithViews.com
The un-American and unbelievable appeals court decision in California, recently criminalizing home schooling parents if they don’t enroll their child into a public school, makes the memories of communism look bland. This is now on its way to the California Supreme court.
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7 March 2008
The Southern Gentleman
By Ben-Peter Terpstra
IntellectualConservative.com
Once upon a time, but not too long ago, Henry Allen of the Washington Post Magazine observed that: “New England likes to think it has a civilization based on character. The South thinks it has a character based on civilization. A big difference.”
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FEBRUARY 2008


28 February 2008
Confederate Flag Tag
WJHG TV
There are one-hundred-nine specialty car tags in the state of Florida, but now one panhandle lawmaker is pushing for the addition of one more. But Floridians have mixed reactions.
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27 February 2008
Southerner spreads powerful Black History Month message
By Issac J. Bailey
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
We dumb down the American conversation with attempts to remove every potential offense from the public square. That's why I enjoyed Shelley's home, which was unabashedly full of Southern pride. He has also spent several thousand dollars helping dark-skin people around the world through the humanitarian nonprofit Project Amazonas, which provides health care to the needy in places such as Peru. And he put an Egyptian girl through college. Now he's trying to find the proper place for a slave gravestone. It was discarded during development of a former Georgetown plantation.
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25 February 2008
Thousands turn out to see Confederate victory
By April Bailey
Aiken Standard
Several thousand history buffs gathered on Sunday to watch the re-enactment of what was considered one of the most significant Confederate victories during the Civil War, the Battle of Aiken.
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25 February 2008
Do we celebrate Jeff Davis’ 200th?
A Student of History
It hasn’t been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war. No, not Abraham Lincoln. Last week, President Bush himself helped kick off a two-year celebration of the Great Emancipator’s Feb. 12, 2009, bicentennial that will include dozens of events in Kentucky, Illinois, Washington and beyond.It’s the Jefferson Davis 200th that has turned out to be something of a lost cause.
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25 February 2008
Jeff Davis Turns 200; Home States of KY, MS, Say No Party
Cyberhillbilly.blogspot.com
If he were around to celebrate his birthday this year, Jefferson Davis would be 200. But if you’re expecting Kentucky to posthumously give the former President of the Confederacy a party, you’re in for a rude awakening.
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25 February 2008
Shiloh Military Park to expand Corinth unit
SunHerald.com - South Mississippi's newspaper online
CORINTH --The Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission and Shiloh National Military Park are working on an agreement for the National Park Service to begin managing 800 acres of Civil War battlefield property even before a formal transfer is completed.
      Officials want park rangers to begin maintenance at the properties right away.
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25 February 2008
Confederate soldier identified as body in grave
By Tiffany Thompson, Staff Writer
The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)
Sunday, February 24, 2008 — After nearly 143 years, a new event can be added to the timeline of Sgt. Ivey Ritchie.
      The Confederate soldier of the 14th North Carolina Infantry was identified as the inhabitant of grave No. 4824 at Poplar Grove National Cemetery in Dinwiddie County, Va. on Feb. 13 during a mock trial at the historic Dinwiddie Courthouse.
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24 February 2008
Remember Jeff Davis? Many Say Forget It
CivilWarTalk.com
It hasn't been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war.
      No, not Abraham Lincoln. Last week, President Bush himself helped kick off a two-year celebration of the Great Emancipator's Feb. 12, 2009, bicentennial that will include dozens of events in Kentucky, Illinois, Washington and beyond.
      It's that other tall, log cabin-born Kentuckian, Jefferson Davis, whose 200th has turned out to be something of a lost cause.
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22 February 2008
When Black History Month meets Confederate History Month
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Since today’s AJC is chockfull of stories about the Confederate flag and the paper trail of slavery, we thought we’d help develop the day’s theme.
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19 February 2008
Civil rights group should defend Confederates too
ByJimmy L. Shirley Jr.
Frost Illustrated (Fort Wayne)
I agree that the Confederate flag is not racist. Just because certain racist groups use it does not wrap up its only meaning. Those same groups also use the federal flag of the United States-the so-called "American flag."
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19 February 2008
Battle coming to Aiken once again
By Suzanne R. Stone - Staff writer
Aiken Standard
It's almost time for North and South to meet on the battlefield once again. The 2008 Battle of Aiken re-enactment is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the field off Powell Pond Road, Highway 19.
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18 February 2008
Film explores Pa.'s Confederate rebels without a cause
By Mike Seate
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
What's surprising is, if a person really wants to see Confederate flags on display, they need travel no farther South than Western Pennsylvania, a place where the stars and bars are as common as Steelers jerseys on a Sunday afternoon.
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17 February 2008
Letters
Neo-Confederates malign Lincoln

By Allen Dennis
Montgomery Advertiser
Every now and then a neo-Confederate emerges to blast Abraham Lincoln. This 64-year-old native and lifelong Southerner rises to defend him.
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15 February 2008
Local Group Threatens Lawsuit To Return Confederate Flag
NewsChannel 9 (Chattanooga, TN)
Will Carr reporting
Heritage or hate? That's the controversy that continues to swirl around the confederate flag. And now one Georgia organization is threatening to sue. They want the Ringgold City Council to hang the confederate flag at the historic Ringgold Depot by the middle of next week.
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15 February 2008
200th birthday of Jeff Davis marked at birthplace of Confederacy
NewsChannel 9 (Chattanooga, TN)
By Phillip Rawls
Southern AP News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis, his great-great-grandson recreated his swearing-in ceremony Friday and urged people to remember Davis as more than the president of the Confederate States and a slave owner.
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15 February 2008
Top psychiatrist concludes liberals are nuts!
World Net Daily
WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.
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14 February 2008
Confederate flag raising legal issues for Ringgold
By Randall Franks
The Catoosa County News (Ringgold, GA)
Ringgold City Council is facing potential legal action based on its 2005 decision to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the Ringgold Depot Civil War Memorial.
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14 February 2008
Students get realistic look at Civil War
By Randall Franks
Crossville Chronicle (Crossville, TN)
Fifth-grade students at Pleasant Hill Elementary school recently had a visit from the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Gainesboro, TN and the Order of Confederate Rose of Crossville. The groups came to the school to show the students examples of what the soldiers and their wives of the Civil War-era wore. The also showed some of the weapons and utensils they used.
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13 February 2008
Book offers new facts on J.E.B Stuart
Staff Report
The Mount Airy News
ARARAT, Va. - Many people know about J.E.B. Stuart's military career during the Civil War, but the Patrick County native also possessed a deeply religious side that is explored in a new book.
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12 February 2008
Ringgold council denies permit for confederate rally
By Randall Franks
The Catoosa County News (Ringgold, GA)
Ringgold City Council decided 4-1 against a request from the New Confederate Partisans to host a rally downtown at Citizen’s Park.
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12 February 2008
Wallace: Civil War had lasting effects
The Leaf Chronicle (Clarksville, TN)
It is common knowledge that any structure needs a good foundation in order to last over time. This applies even to the structure of ideas and comprehension. Dr. Betty Jo Wallace of Big Rock was on hand on February 8 at the Stewart County Public Library to help attendees develop a firm foundation when considering the effect that the Civil War had on Stewart County residents, past and present.
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10 February 2008
Groups want to bring more recognition to some of Civil War's first battlefields
By Tara Tuckwiller
The Charleston Gazette (Charleston,WV)
BELINGTON - Four gravestones stand sentry at the head of a sunken mass grave. A whitewashed rail fence surrounds it and a Confederate flag flutters over it. It's as if time stopped here in 1861, right after these dead Confederates lost one of the very first land battles of the Civil War.
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9 February 2008
In election 2008, don’t forget Angry White Man
By Gary Hubbell
Aspen Times Weekly (Aspen, CO)
There is one group no one has recognized, and it is the group that will decide the election: the Angry White Man. The Angry White Man comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from urban sophisticate to rural redneck, deep South to mountain West, left Coast to Eastern Seaboard.
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9 February 2008
Disputed flag taken down quickly
By Andrew Ostroski
The Daily Times (Salisbury, MD)
ROXANA -- The controversy surrounding a Confederate flag in an area fire department ended almost as quickly as it began, with department officials electing Friday to remove the flag from its perch.
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8 February 2008
Confederate Flag At Polling Place Bothers Voter
NBC10.com
ROXANA, Del. -- A county elections department official in Delaware said at least one voter complained about a Confederate flag seen hanging at a polling place during Delaware's primary on Super Tuesday.
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7 February 2008
Trial Date of Teens in Confederate Monument Vandalism
WSFA TV Montgomery, AL
An April trial date has been set for three teenagers charged in juvenile court with vandalizing a 109-year-old Confederate monument at the state Capitol.
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7 February 2008
A Forgotten Story for Black History Month
By Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Huntington News (Huntington WV)
June 3, 2008, is the Bi-Centennial Birthday of Jefferson Davis and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, www.scv.org, have proclaimed this year "The Year of Davis." Davis was also honored in Georgia with a bicentennial birthday proclamation, signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue with historical groups Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Children of the Confederacy, joining State Senator Jeff Mullis and Georgia Civil War Commission Chairman John Culpepper for the signing.
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7 February 2008
Cannons roar as reenactors stage Battle of Rivers Bridge
By Larkin Hiott, T&D Correspondent
The Times and Democrat
EHRHARDT--Cannon fire echoed through the Bamberg County countryside near Ehrhardt this weekend during reenactments of the Battle of Rivers Bridge.
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7 February 2008
My Turn: Time to lose Southern stereotype
By Mark Osborne
Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT)
I am a Southerner living in Hinesburg. I hail originally from Sumter, S.C. I am retired U.S. Navy and the author of a book released in July called "Rebel Speedway." I wanted to tell you how offended I was by your article in its entirety ("Bubba, sissy, the reporters are here," Jan. 24).
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6 February 2008
A little historical correctness
The Anniston Star (AL)
A new monument now stands on the grounds of the Lawrence County courthouse. It’s the second one put there to honor Alabama soldiers who served in the Civil War. The first, placed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, honors those who fought for the Confederacy. The new one honors those who fought for the Union.
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6 February 2008
"Euros Accepted" signs pop up in New York City
Yahoo News
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the latest example that the U.S. dollar just ain't what it used to be, some shops in New York City have begun accepting euros and other foreign currency as payment for merchandise.
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5 February 2008
Confederate flag not racist symbol to everyone
By Jeffrey Murrah
Times Union (Albany, NY)
It grieves me that John McCarthy sees the Confederate flag in such a negative light (letter, Jan. 28). Just last year, in Austin, Texas, at the 100th Anniversary of the Terry's Texas Ranger Monument, homage was paid to those Northerners and Southerners, blacks, whites and Hispanics, who fought together in that cavalry regiment.
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4 February 2008
Was Jefferson Davis Right?
A Southern Missive
With the publication of my children’s book, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House, I realized at my signings how little people knew about the President of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis, a man honored by the schools, streets, schools, and other things named after him, is a man that America has yet to know. The look on people’s faces when I tell them that Davis adopted a free child of color is priceless.
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4 February 2008
A love letter to my conservative friends
By Joseph Farah
World Net Daily
Dear beloved conservatives: I have good news and bad news for you as you gather this week in the nation's capital for the 35th time for the nation's largest annual political meeting.
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3 February 2008
'Gone with the Wind'
By Glen McAdoo
Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle Standard
In a column several weeks ago, I made what some thought was a serious error by stating the obvious: The Confederate States of America lost the Civil War.
Read more... and repply to this ignorant liberal.

2 February 2008
Local group remembers Civil War's hardships
By Scott Fitzgerald
The Southern
MARION - A majority of people in Southern Illinois were sympathetic to the Confederacy when the Civil War erupted in the 1861.
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1 February 2008
Has a Brunswick County Controversial Display Gone Too Far?
Reported by Kim Gebbia
WECT TV (Wilmington, NC)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- A controversial display has neighbors in Brunswick County and history buffs in Wilmington divided. Is it a joke or one taken too far?
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JANUARY 2008


30 January 2008
How will Confederate soldier’s tombstone read?
By Jim Lisk, Editor
The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)
During the early morning hours of April 9, 1865, Confederate forces from North Carolina charged Union cannon positions at Appomattox in an attempt to open an escape route for Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Northern Army of Virginia.
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29 January 2008
The SCV Year of Jefferson Davis Resolution
Submitted by Charles Kelly Barrow
Hardtack and Hard Times - Blog Archive
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Sons of Confederate Veterans in General Convention assembled in Mobile, Alabama, does hereby declare the year 2008 shall be known and declared as the “YEAR OF DAVIS”...
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29 January 2008
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day clashing of symbols
By Monroe Anderson
Times Union (Albany, NY)
COLUMBIA, S.C.-The massive commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day here turned out to be an outing where symbols clashed.
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28 January 2008
Confederate flag an insult to King's dream
By John McCarthy
Times Union (Albany, NY)
Soon after that discussion, with disgust, we noted that racism continues to rear its ugly head today in America. Someone thought it appropriate, on the day we set aside to honor King and his legacy, to hang the Confederate battle flag out on Route 40 just outside the town of Melrose.
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27 January 2008
Haunted by the lynch mobs
By Leonard Doyle
The New Zealand Herald
The flag and other symbols of racism stir up considerable animosity in Columbia but there is also a healthy accommodation between black and whites. There is an agreement to share the political space.
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26 January 2008
A.H. Stephens Park to celebrate birthday of Confederate VP
The News Reporter (Washington, GA)
Alexander H. Stephens Park and Historic Site, Crawfordville, will celebrate the 195th birthday of Alexander H. Stephens, vice-president of the Confederacy, on Saturday, February 2
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26 January 2008
Confederate descendants say heritage is under assault
By Trent Knuckles
Corbin News Journal
Claiming their heritage is under assault, and vowing to fight never ending attempts to tear down symbols of the Confederacy, the Private E.F. Arthur Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Camp #1783 Lee-Jackson Secession Dinner was a spirited and sometimes raucous push-back against what over 100 attendees see as a creeping tide of political correctness.
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25 January 2008
AP: Fans Flames of Race Hatred With Focus on MLKing/Robert E. Lee Day
By Warner Todd Huston
Stop The ACLU Blog Archive
The day after we celebrated the national holiday of the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Associated Press published a story seemingly meant to stir race hatred by bringing up the fact that in the state of Arkansas the memorial recognition of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's birthday is on the same day as that of King's observance there. Trying to fan the flames of racism by bringing up a Confederate general, the AP even seems to complain that Martin Luther King Drive in Little Rock, Arkansas is a shorter street than Robert E. Lee Avenue! How petty of the AP, eh? It's all not very I-have-a-dreamish of the AP to so pointlessly fan these race flames, is it?
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25 January 2008
Social Recession
Posted by JD Crowe
al.com
An economic recession is something we can overcome. The South's problems come from social recessions, and all it takes is a well-placed rebel flag, like the one raised by the Sons of Confederate Veterans on I-10 outside of Mobile, to set us back a few years.
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24 January 2008
Confederate Flag Controversy
By Derica Williams
MyFox Gulf Coast
MOBILE, Ala. -- Whether it's daylight or the dead of night, the local Sons of Confederate Veterans want you to see the rebel flag from miles away. Ben George, Former Sons of Confederate Veterans Commander told FOX10 News, "It's done out of pride for our heritage and Rob Lee's 200th birthday last year and a little frustration about how our heritage is being treated."
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23 January 2008
This is NOT the South Carolina flag, Mr. Huckabee!
The Tuscaloosa News
BEE BRANCH | The ugly and divisive subject of the "Rebel" flag was bound to come up in the Republican primary in South Carolina, where one files on the grounds of the state Capitol. And sure enough it did, with Mike Huckabee taking gratuitous shots at his fellow GOP candidates, especially John McCain, who has said he sees no point in continuing to fly the flag on public property.
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23 January 2008
Bearing the Southern Cross
The Michigan Daily
To many Americans, the Southern Cross - as the battle flag of the Confederacy is often called - is bound within its original context, the Civil War. It represents little more than racist convictions as a banner under which white Southerners fought for the right to enslave black people. But to many Southerners, the flag has much to do with states' rights and heritage and nothing to do with racism.
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23 January 2008
Flag out of context in the reborn South
al.com
THE LOCAL Sons of Confederate Veterans seem to be living in the South described by William Faulkner, the place where the past isn't dead, it isn't even past. At a time of growth, prosperity and beneficial change in Mobile, the heritage group has decided to wave a divisive symbol of the Old South in the faces of visitors.
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23 January 2008
Getting Stupid in South Carolina
By Kathleen Parker
townhall.com
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- They just can't help it. As soon as politicians and pundits cross the South Carolina line, their IQs plummet 20 points. I reckon the candidates figure if they say really dumb stuff, them lowbrow, redneck yahoos will vote them right into that great big ol' house up in Washington.
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22 January 2008
The race issue rises again
Symbols of S. Carolina's bitter past abound as Democratic contenders hail Martin Luther King
By Tim Harper
Toronto Star
COLUMBIA, S.C.–On a day when a black man, a woman and a Southerner seeking the U.S. presidency stood on the steps of the capitol in the Deep South, the progress they represented was mocked by the Confederate flag defiantly waving right back at them.
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22 January 2008
Robert E. Lee, Confederate heritage honored at event
By Jenn Rowell
Montgomery Advertiser
For the Sons of Confederate Veterans and others, Robert E. Lee is a part of their heritage. On Monday, they gathered in front of the Confederate monu­ment at the Capitol to ensure that it is not forgotten.
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21 January 2008
Why is MLK sanctified?
By Mike Tuggle
LeagueoftheSouth.net
I’v received three little nastygrams this morning about my earlier little tweak at the MLK whoopteedo, in addition to some entries in the reader comment section. Almost all the emails express the same shrill level of indignation that I would point out MLK’s actual history on “the very day set aside to honor him,” as one of the less incendiary emails put it. Yeah. Ain’t I a stinker?
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21 January 2008
Confederate Flag Debate During King Day At The Dome
By Michael Buczyner
WAGT-TV NBC Augusta
Monday's cold weather didn't stop thousands from attending King Day at the Dome in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Across the street, supporters of the [Confederate] flag voiced their opinion.
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21 January 2008
Sons of Confederate Veterans celebrate Robert E. Lee's birthday
By Kate Brumback
al.com
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — About 30 members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans gathered at the Confederate Monument on the grounds of the state Capitol Monday to celebrate the birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
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21 January 2008
Rally-goers brave cold for King Day at the Dome
By Logan Smith
WIS TV
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Presidential candidates have made a lot of stops in the Midlands recently, but it's rare to see three candidates at the same event, supporting the same cause.
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21 January 2008
Hillary commemorates MLK Day
By Mark Murray
First Read - MSNBC.com
COLUMBIA, SC -- At an event commemorating MLK Day, held on the steps of a statehouse in front of which the Confederate Flag still flies, Clinton spoke about King's legacy and the need to continue the struggle to fulfill his dream. She kept the focus on work and action.
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20 January 2008
Stonewall Jackson House Celebrates His 184th Birthday
rockbridgeweekly.com
On Monday, January 21, 2008 the Stonewall Jackson House will commemorate the 184th anniversary of the birth of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, the famous Confederate general. Free tours, given on the hour and the half hour, will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last tour of the House begins at 4:30 p.m. Birthday cake and hot spiced cider will be served next door at the Davidson-Tucker House.
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20 January 2008
Huckabee’s Confederate Flag Fraud
By Tim Manning
www.ChroniclesMagazine.org
Veterans of South Carolina politics have been waiting and wondering what the last minute stunt would be leading up to Saturday’s First-in-the-South bellwether Republican primary. I predicted it would be a Confederate flag stunt and begged the Ron Paul campaign to make his positions on the War Between the States better known, early on.
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20 January 2008
Remember to honor Gen. Lee
By Allan Koester
Tuscaloosa News
Dear Editor: On March 1, 1901, by Act 617, the Alabama Legislature established the Robert E. Lee Birthday as a state holiday. This year will be the 201st anniversary of Gen. Lee's birthday.
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20 January 2008
Paul Greenberg: Lee and the lingering south
By Paul Greenberg
sacbee.com
"What is the South?" they always ask. It's a question never answered, not completely, but invariably asked. Usually by some Northerner with a taste for literature. Or by sociology students in search of a thesis. Or by a college roommate at Harvard.
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19 January 2008
Group to fly rebel flag over Interstate 10
By Roy Hoffman
al.com
The local Sons of Confederate Veterans plan to install a 12-foot-by-18-foot Confederate Battle Flag on an 80-foot pole built close to the eastbound side of Interstate 10 in south Mobile County.
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19 January 2008
Confederate Flag Ad Praises Huckabee
By Jim Kuhnhenn
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group that promotes protection of the Confederate flag is airing radio ads during conservative talk shows in South Carolina that praise Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and criticize John McCain and Mitt Romney for voicing objections to the flag.
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19 January 2008
Flag flap dominates campaign in Deep South
By Leonard Doyle
The Independent (UK)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Whichever Republican candidate emerges as the front-runner when tiny South Carolina votes today, the outcome could have more to do with a flap over the old Confederate flag than any weighty issue of policy.
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18 January 2008
Mike Huckabee's Flag Flap
By Michael Scherer
Time
So it is a bit shocking, if not a little concerning, to see Huckabee so flagrantly playing the "states' rights" card in the closing days before the South Carolina primary. It happened Thursday, at an appearance in Myrtle Beach, where unprompted by anyone, Huckabee brought up the Confederate Flag and started using the language of southern politicians who battled against the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.
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17 January 2008
CNN's King falsely suggested McCain opposed flying of Confederate flag during 2000 SC primary
Media Matters
CNN national correspondent John King falsely suggested that Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain "oppos[ed] the flying of the Confederate flag above the South Carolina State House" while seeking his party's nomination in 2000. In fact, during that race, he referred to the flag as "a symbol of heritage." McCain called for the flag's removal only after he had withdrawn from the race.
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17 January 2008
Huckabee Says Flying Confederate Flag a State Issue
By Perry Bacon Jr.
The Washington Post
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is taking a different tone from his rival, Arizona Sen. John McCain on a controversial issue: the display of the Confederate flag.
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17 January 2008
Huckabee's Flag Waving
Posted by Joy Lin
CBSNews.com
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- "South Carolinians know true conservatism when they see it," said Mike Huckabee to voters at his brief touchdown at a Myrtle Beach jet hangar.
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16 January 2008
Major flagging of NAACP planned at SC State House
Monday, 21 January 2008

The Confederate Chronicle (Dixie)
COLUMBIA, SC
      Calling All Red Shirts.
      I can think of no better way of honoring the legacy and memory of Lee and Jackson than by proudly flying our banners in the face of our adversaries. This is an important flagging for our cause and the SC League of the South could use our help.
      This will be the fifth year that the South Carolina League of the South has flagged the NAACP on MLK Day, Monday, 21 January at the State House. We need all of our people to show up and help us protest this hate group. As added incentive this year, we understand that Hillary and Husan Obama will be there. Come help us welcome them to Dixie.
      You do not need to bring anything (we will have plenty of signs, flags, etc. for everyone). Try to get to the north side of the State House on Gervais Street by 10:00 AM. Due to it being a holiday, there will be free parking at a public parking garage about a block from the capitol a short distance up Assembly Street.
      Put on your red shirts or Confederate shirts and come flag with us.
Contact csamac@hughes.net

16 January 2008
McCain Stands by Rebel Flag Stance
Guardian Unlimited (UK)
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - John McCain on Wednesday sharply defended his opposition eight years ago to the flying of the Confederate battle flag over the South Carolina state capitol in Columbia, brushing aside protests that dogged him at campaign events and suggesting most people in the state don't want the issue reopened.
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16 January 2008
McCain Stands By Rebel Flag Stance
TodaysTHV.com
Republican presidential candidate John McCain says he still opposes flying the Confederate flag atop the state capitol in South Carolina.
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16 January 2008
Teens charged in monument vandalism will be tried as juveniles
By Kenneth Mullinax
Montgomery Advertiser
Three Montgomery 17-year-olds arrested by state troopers for the vandalism of the Capitol's Confederate memorial monument will be tried as juveniles, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.
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16 January 2008
Sons of Confederate Vets set annual meeting
By Ken Sury
Waco Tribune Herald (TX)
The Waco Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be holding its annual Lee-Jackson dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Brazos Family Steakhouse, 1620 Martin Luther King Drive.
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16 January 2008
Confederate Heroes Day Celebrated
Tyler Morning Telegraph (TX)
The public is invited to a memorial service to be held at the Confederate monument on the Gregg County Courthouse lawn, Longview, on Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon.
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15 January 2008
Clyburn: Time to End MLK Dustup
By Bruce Smith
The Associated Press
Clinton, Obama and rival John Edwards are scheduled to be in South Carolina on Monday — the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday — for a Congressional Black Caucus-CNN sponsored debate in Myrtle Beach. But first the three are expected to attend the annual, NAACP-led march on the South Carolina Statehouse to protest the display of the Confederate flag there. The banner was removed from the Statehouse dome in 2000 and now flutters on the grounds of the building next to one of the busiest streets in Columbia.
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15 January 2008
Race, Politics, Dr. King and the Primaries in South Carolina
DemocracyNow.org
On the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s birthday, we take a look at how Dr. King’s life and legacy have factored into this year’s Democratic presidential race. And we examine the upcoming Democratic primary in South Carolina, the first state to hold a primary or caucus with a sizable black population. South Carolina has a long history as a battleground in the civil rights struggle.
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15 January 2008
Should plaque be put up about racist S.C. governor?
A proposed addition to the State House statue would accurately portray Ben Tillman as one of the leading white supremacists of his time
By John Monk
The State
As thousands pour onto the State House lawn next week for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march, a part of the state's history will stand silent.
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14 January 2008
NAACP official wants flag removed
By Adam Macinnis
Charlotte Observer
YORK, S.C. --The president of the Western York County NAACP chapter wants a flag that pays homage to the Confederate flag removed from in front of a downtown business.
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14 January 2008
Public 'threatened' by private-firearms ownership
WorldNetDaily.com
Since "unrestricted" private ownership of guns clearly threatens the public safety, the 2nd Amendment can be interpreted to allow a variety of gun restrictions, according to the Bush administration.
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13 January 2008
Lee's Birthday At The Old Capitol Building
Raliegh, North Carolina
Saturday, January 19th

13 January 2008
Confederate Flag Dedication
Mobile, Alabama
      THREE CHEERS FOR DIXIE There will be a Confederate Flag dedication on I-10 in Mobile County on January 19, 2008 at 1:00 PM. The Flag Pole is sponsored by the Lee-Moses-Dixon Vindicator SCV Camp with help from the Dabney H. Maury SCV Camp and much work from Howard Hill and Claude Tuberville. This flag pole will be lighted at night. It is visible for a mile in either direction.
      To get to the location of the dedication please get off I-10 at Exit 10 go South on McDonald Road to Hwy 90 W and turn right, go 2 miles West to St Elmo, Alabama, pass two gas stations and turn right on March Rd. Go North on March Road to Boe Road. Turn Left on Boe Road and go about 2 miles. Turn Right at the Road marked with small battle flags. This is 10330 Boe Road. Park out front if it is a wet day, the road to the flag pole is new.
YA'LL COME IF YOU CAN - THREE CHEERS FOR DIXIE
Ben George
bob4bama@knology.net
Commander 048
Mobile, Alabama
Home of the Flag Hacker Hotel and Convention Center

13 January 2008
Lee-Jackson Day Ceremony at Confederate Monument in Georgetown
Georgetown, Delaware
      The Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 in Seaford invites interested people to attend their Lee-Jackson Birthday Ceremonies taking place at 1pm on Saturday, January 19th at the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Georgetown, Delaware at the Nutter B. Marvel Museum.
      The ceremony honors two of America's greatest military heroes - Robert E. Lee, born January 19, 1807 and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson born January 21, 1824. There will be speeches commemorating the lives of these two men, the Delaware Grays color guard and light refreshments following.
      The "Delaware Grays", SCV Camp #2068, based in Seaford, Delaware, is a non-profit, non-political, non-racial, patriotic community organization whose members are descendents of Confederate veterans who served honorably during the War Between the States. Interested persons can find out more by visiting www.DESCV.org. The non-profit Nutter B. Marvel Museum is located at 510 South Bedford Street, off Rt. 113 and just down from the inspection lane in Georgetown, Delaware. The museum includes a collection of historic buildings and horse drawn carriages as well as thousands of historical photographs, newspaper clippings, books and other memorabilia about Georgetown, Sussex County, and Delaware.

11 January 2008
Beauvoir curator finds 100-year-old artifact on eBay
By Kat Bergeron
The Sun Herald (Mississippi)
BILOXI --A century-old flag immortalized in a postcard is back home at Beauvoir, the museum estate of Jefferson Davis that once served as an early-20th-century "Old Soldiers Home."
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11 January 2008
Getting the vote of black Democrats
By David Person
Huntsville Times
A federal document obtained and released by Judicial Watch reveals that there were dozens of armed incursions by Mexican soldiers and police into the United States during Fiscal Year 2007.
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10 January 2008
Will Confederate Flag Ambush GOP In South Carolina?
By Tim Manning
VDARE.com
No telling if Fox News will even ask about the Confederate flag in tonight’s GOP presidential candidates debate in South Carolina. (Yes, Ron Paul will be there). And if they do, they’re likely to ask the wrong thing: what do the candidates think of the Confederate flag that now flies, an awkward compromise, out in front of the South Carolina State House?
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10 January 2008
Confederate Flag Controversy in York
WBTV.com
Some consider the South Carolina Confederate flag a symbol of pride but other perceive it as a symbol of hate.
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10 January 2008
Mexican soldiers found invading United States
Government report documents dozens of armed campaigns in Texas, Arizona
WorldNetDaily.com
A federal document obtained and released by Judicial Watch reveals that there were dozens of armed incursions by Mexican soldiers and police into the United States during Fiscal Year 2007.
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9 January 2008
The Nat Turner rebellion and our history: What is the truth?
By our readers
The Anniston Star
What is lacking in the education is that Nat Turner did not just lead a "slave rebellion," as you report. These supposedly "righteous" slaves murdered some 50-plus men, women and children. And not just children, mind you, but innocent infants in their cribs. Turner's first victims were his own master and his household. A man and family who treated him with every kindness, per Turner's own confession.
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9 January 2008
The meaning of a monument
By Ken Hearin Sr.
Montgomery Advertiser
The meaning of a monument to some is hallowed and held dear to the heart. To others it is a thorn in their side. This is always the case on all monuments. There are at least two sides to all monuments which are arguments or adversary causes.
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9 January 2008
A Different Kind of Masterpiece: Stone Mountain, Georgia Confederate Carving
Blog spot
The largest low relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
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9 January 2008
Hunley shows 'Southern ingenuity,' says preservation expert
By Melinda Skutnick
Mooresville Tribune (Mooresville, NC)
An educational discussion about the “Southern ingenuity” of the first submarine to sink an enemy ship brought local members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to the Mooresville Public Library Monday night.
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8 January 2008
The Confederate Flag Issue
By Tim Manning
Southern Heritage News & Views Hot Spot
For seven or eight years, beginning in the mid-90s, the Confederate flag was the singularly overarching driving political issue that permeated everything that touched South Carolina politics. Any time anyone maneuvered in our state, from within or without, the underlying question was: How is this person trying to use what he or she is doing to maneuver around the Confederate flag issue?
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6 January 2008
Alabama Secession Day Mini Seminar
Montgomery, Alabama
To be held on 12 January 2008 at the Alabama State Capitol from 9:30 AM til 4:30 PM - dinner break at 12:30-1:30 PM. For more information contact Pat Godwin at oldsouthrebel@zebra.net

6 January 2008
Lee/Jackson Banquet - Semple SCV Camp
Montgomery, Alabama
To be held on 17 January 2008 at the Montgomery Country Club. Bill Rambo guest speaker. Contact Alan Parker at atparker@charter.net

6 January 2008
Lee/Jackson Banquet - Inzer Camp 308
Pell City, Alabama
To be held on 19 January 2008. Guest Speaker: Past Alabama Division UDC President Connie Ansley. For more information contact Ben Hestley at bhestley@centurytel.net.

6 January 2008
Lee - Jackson Day - 19 January 2008
Lexington, Virginia
Honoring the Lives and Godly Character of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in their final home and resting place. For more information go to http://www.geocities.com/leejacksonday

6 January 2008
General Lee and General Jackson Birthday Ceremony
Baltimore, Maryland
To be held on 19 January 2008. All Confederate reenactors, period civilians, heritage organizations, and spectators are invited to join us for the annual ceremony to honor General Robert E. Lee and General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson on the anniversary of their births. The ceremony is sponsored by the Colonel Harry W. Gilmor Camp # 1388, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Maryland Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. The ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Lee/Jackson double equestrian monument at Art Museum and Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Maryland. Refreshments for all participants and spectators following the ceremony. For information or map call Elliott Cummings 410-296-9235 or e mail basilduke@comcast.net

6 January 2008
Lee/Jackson Banquet - Brig. Gen. Benjamin G. Humphreys Camp # 1625
Leland, Mississippi
      The Brig. Gen. Benjamin G. Humphreys Camp # 1625 will hold its 12th Annual Lee - Jackson Birthday Banquet on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at the Deer Creek Town and Racquet Club in Leland, MS. Social Hour will begin at 6:00 pm with a prime rib dinner starting at 7:00 pm. Cost will be $ 25.00 for adults and $ 12.50 for children 12 and under.
      Reservations may be made by sending your check payable to "SCV" to Dan A. McCaskill; 205 Cypress Street; Leland, MS 38756. Reservations must be in hand no later than January 24th.
      Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. William Parrish, History Professor Emeritus at MS State University. Dr. Parrish will be speaking on Pres. Jefferson Davis.
      If you have any questions, call Dan McCaskill at 662-822-1096 or send email to: danmccas@tecinfo.com

6 January 2008
Lee/Jackson Banquet - Pvt. Samuel A. Hughey Camp 1452
DeSoto County, Mississippi
      The Pvt. Samuel A. Hughey Camp 1452, DeSoto County, will hold its annual Lee-Jackson January 26, 2008. Our speaker is to be the REV. CECIL FAYARD. You will not want to miss hearing him.
      Our menu for the dinner is “All-You-Can-Eat” BBQ and SPAGHETTI, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Bread with Brownie Ala Mode for desert.
The cost is only $15.00 Per Person.
      Reservations may be made by sending your check no later than January 18 to COMPATRIOT ALLEN LATIMER, 5205 HORN LAKE RD, HORN LAKE, MS 38637. The dinner will be held at GLENN'S CHAPEL CHURCH, 8235 HWY. 301 AT BALDWIN ROAD. Anyone having with questions may call Allen at 662/393-4448 or John Echols at 662/393-2803.

6 January 2008
Lee/Jackson Banquet - Longstreet/Zollicoffer Camp of the SCV
Knoxville, Tennessee
      The Longstreet/Zollicoffer Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host their 15th annual celebration of the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson at the Foundry Restaurant located at the north end of World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday January 19. The guest speaker at this year’s Dinner will be Thomas Cartwright. Cartwright will speak on “Stonewall” Jackson.
      Cartwright is Executive Director Carter House Franklin, Tennessee, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and is widely sought as a speaker on the Battle of Franklin and others topics relating to the War for Southern Independence.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour. The buffet-style dinner is at 7 p.m. Cost is $29 per adult, $15 per child 12 and under. Several door prizes, including a framed print, will be awarded. Advance reservations with full payment are required, and must be received no later than January 16 as the Attendance at the event is usually 300+ and it is suggested that reservations be made early as seating is limited.
      Mail reservation requests with payments to Lee/Jackson Day Dinner, c/o SCV Camp 87, P.O. Box 943, Knoxville, Tenn. 37901. Make checks payable to Lee/Jackson Dinner.
      For additional information, call Ron Jones at 865-947-3394 or John Hitt at 865-689- 4592

5 January 2008
The NAACP Tries to Stay Relevant by Reigniting Confederate Flag Fight
Charleston City Paper
First SC NAACP President Lonnie Randolph accuses Rudy Giuliani of being too cozy with the South’s most famous symbol (an accusation absurd enough to make your head spin) and now this. Like the Republican Party and abortion or the Southern Poverty Law Center and the virtually non-existent Ku Klux Klan - the NAACP secretly never really wants the Confederate flag to go away, as it gives them both a reason to exist and to rile up the rank-and-file. From the Charlotte Observer
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5 January 2008
Longstreet ceremony set Sunday on anniversary of general's death
By Edie Rogers
The Gainesville Times (GA)
Some 104 years after his funeral, Civil War re-enactors and others will gather Sunday at the grave site of Gen. James Longstreet. The 13th annual memorial service for Longstreet will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at his grave site in Alta Vista Cemetery. The Civil War general was buried on Jan. 6, 1904, just two days before his 83rd birthday, according to the Longstreet Society's Web site.
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5 January 2008
Event to commemorate ‘Boy Martyr’ hanging
By Brandon Tubbs
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Re-enactors and Confederate groups will gather at Mount Holly Cemetery today and at MacArthur Museum on Jan. 12 to mark the 144 th anniversary of the hanging of a 17-year-old boy by Union forces occupying Little Rock.
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5 January 2008
Lee's Birthday At The Old Capitol Building
Please plan to attend General Lee's annual Birthday Celebration at 2PM on Saturday, January 19th. The speaker this year is Harry Upchurch, and he will deliver his remarks in the upper Legislative Chamber in the Old Capitol Building on Capitol Square in downtown Raleigh. The General's birthday is a legal holiday in North Carolina, and it is one of the three days a year that the Confederate Flag flies over the 1840 State Capitol building. Period attire is encouraged.
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5 January 2008
Southern states could gain House seats
By Ben Evans
al.com
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fast-growing Southern states could gain nine new congressional seats after the 2010 census, largely at the expense of their neighbors to the north, judging from the latest government data.
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5 January 2008
Stripped bare: 'Gay' school plot unveiled
By Bob Unruh
WorldNetDaily.com
The Gay Straight Alliance recently forwarded an e-mail to its California chapters with information on how to make sure homosexuality is taught in the state's schools and warned that having students and parents simply "tolerate" homosexuality is not enough.
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4 January 2008
NAACP to unleash secret weapons against Confederate Battleflag
By Mike Tuggle
leagueofthesouth.net
It never ceases to amaze me how the NAACP manages to pose as the eternal victim while brandishing so much political clout. But here they are, taunting whites by slamming the most famous symbol of Southern heritage:
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4 January 2008
Jackson assistant fire chief demoted over video
By Arnold Lindsay
The Clarion-Ledger
Assistant Jackson Fire Chief Todd Chandler has been demoted to captain and reassigned following an investigation into a 13-year-old video showing a white firefighter mocking black firefighters.
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3 January 2008
NAACP hopes primary will renew fight to remove Confederate flag
By Katrina A. Goggins
islandpacket.com
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Leaders of the South Carolina NAACP will re-ignite their effort to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds this month and hope the presence of two Democratic presidential front-runners adds weight to the annual rally. Read more...

3 January 2008
Both political parties biased, prejudiced
By Thomas McClain
The Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, SC
Both the Republican and Democratic candidates have shown by their words and actions that prejudice exists against Southern Americans and their heritage.
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2 January 2008
A Few Facts About Our President On His Birthday
Submitted by Robert Hutcheson
arkansastoothpick.com
Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born, like Abraham Lincoln, in Kentucky. His family seems to have been of modest circumstances, and soon moved to the newly opened southern frontier in Mississippi. Possessing great intelligence and imagination, Davis was educated at a number of institutions, including Transylvania University before entering West Point, from which he was graduated. Robert E. Lee was a fellow cadet.
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2 January 2008
Vandals Hit Historic Dyersburg Cemetery
Posted by Kelly Hessedal
WREG-TV Memphis
DYERSBURG, TN - A historic cemetery is in shambles tonight after vandals go on a rampage.
      It all happened over the New Year's holiday at Dyersburg's historic downtown cemetery. More than 100 monuments were damaged. Some were tipped over, others shattered. Some of them date back to the Civil War. According to city cemetery director, George McCaig, the damage is estimated to be as much as $30,000.
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2 January 2008
NAACP hopes primary will renew fight to remove Confederate flag
By Katrina A. Goggins
The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Leaders of the South Carolina NAACP will re-ignite their effort to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds this month and hope the presence of two Democratic presidential front-runners adds weight to the annual rally.
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2 January 2008
Still dead ...
Blog by David O. Dodd
Arkansas Blog(TN)
News release on jump. Expect coverage aplenty of the forget-hell crowd's annual obsession in Sunday's DOG. Other may choose to spend the morning in devotion to the preservation of the Union, the end of the slavery, the just punishment of traitors, and recalling heroes such as Ulysses Grant (pictured above) who made it all possible.
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2 January 2008
NAACP: 2 Democratic Candidates to Attend MLK Rally
WLTX TV
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says the rally will focus on removing the Confederate flag from a monument on the Statehouse grounds.
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2 January 2008
Vandals damage more than 100 monuments at historic cemetery
Dyersburg State Gazette(TN)
More than 100 headstones were toppled and dozens more monuments broken apart in the city's historic downtown cemetery in an act officials describe of wanton vandalism.
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2 January 2008
PETA Rains Down on Red-Neck Opossum Drop
TheGreatSeparation.com (Newsfront)
Opossum Festivities Buffaloed - For the past twelve years a very small town in the Appalachians named Brasstown, NC, has had a special tradition for bringing in the new year when the clock strikes midnight. Kind of like the dropping of that big glass ball in New York, but in Brasstown they drop a live Opossum in a clear plastic cage from the roof of the town's gas station. Or at least they did until PETA read about it in a New York Times article.
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Visit the official "Opposum Drop" website...

2 January 2008
WWII Guest speaker during monthly meeting
EmeraldCoast.com (FL)
CRESTVIEW - The William Lundy Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, in their salute to veterans will have a guest speaker during their monthly meeting on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Sonny's in Crestview. The guest speaker is Reid Gilland.
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DECEMBER 2007


31 December 2007
Ron Paul Awakens the Spirit of Ameirca
By Alan Stang
NewsWithViews.com
I am still recovering from the response to my piece about the possible assassination of Dr. Ron Paul. In more than forty years of struggle in the battle for America, I have never seen anything like it. Days after publication, I am still trying to answer the email. It is coming from everywhere, in a swelling wave, and I literally mean everywhere, around the world. There are messages from across this country, of course, but also from Canada, from Sweden, from the Philippines, Australia and elsewhere.
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28 December 2007
Sacred Harp movie "Awake, My Soul"
AwakeMySoul.com website
'Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp' is the first feature documentary about Sacred Harp singing, a haunting form of a cappella, shape note hymn singing with deep roots in the American south. Shape note singing has survived over 200 years tucked away from notice in the rural deep south, where in old country churches, singers break open 'The Sacred Harp', a 160 year old shape note hymnal which has preserved these fiercely beautiful songs which are some of the oldest in America. The film offers a glimpse into the lives of this 'Lost Tonal Tribe' whose history is a story of both rebellion and tradition. The filmmakers, Matt and Erica Hinton spent 7 years documenting this yet largely unknown art form.
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26 December 2007
NRA Lawsuit: New Orleans Gun Owners' Rights
Violated During Katrina Firearm Seizures

By Randall Franks
FOXNews.com
NEW ORLEANS - The National Rifle Association has hired private investigators to find hundreds of people whose firearms were seized by city police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, according to court papers filed this week.
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26 December 2007
Local SCV Camp helps to bring old cemeteries to life
By Randall Franks
Catoosa County News
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Col. Joseph McConnell Camp 1859 stepped up to assist in helping improve the cemetery beginning in May.
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26 December 2007
Media conceal black interracial crimes
By Walter E. Williams, Ph.D.
WorldNetDaily.com (Macon, GA)
Stop thinking "protection" for minorities and gays. These laws are crafted so that, superficially, they look like one thing, while really being designed as a first step to bring about another goal, that is, giving government bureaucrats the power to determine what qualifies as a First Amendment right.
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26 December 2007
Understanding "Hate Crime" Laws
There's more to them than meets the eye

Issues & Views (Macon, GA)
Stop thinking "protection" for minorities and gays. These laws are crafted so that, superficially, they look like one thing, while really being designed as a first step to bring about another goal, that is, giving government bureaucrats the power to determine what qualifies as a First Amendment right.
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26 December 2007
Descendant fulfills Rebel soldier's wish
His revised Civil War classic published

By Leon Alligood
The Tennessean (Nashville, TN)
Ruth Hill Fulton McAllister never met her great-grandfather, Sam R. Watkins. But more than 100 years after his death, the Columbia woman has completed her ancestor's life work. McAllister is the editor of a new version of Co. Aytch, the frank Civil War memoir that is considered a classic in the genre and was quoted several times in Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War.
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24 December 2007
Are The Globalists Out to Get Ron Paul?
By Alan Stang
NewsWithViews.com
Warning! As you know, I always give you my best jokes in these pieces. This one will contain no humor. Will the conspiracy for world government assassinate Dr. Paul? That is the stark question now before us. Since the Paul campaign started to take off, I have been hearing agonized comments to that effect from his supporters. So far, I have said nothing, hoping they would subside, but now comes an authentic reporter citing “reliable sources” from inside.
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23 December 2007
Murphy's once proud Democratic Party struggling to rebuild in Ga.
By Shannon McCaffrey - Associated Press Writer
The Telegraph (Macon, GA)
Brooks credited Murphy with not blocking efforts to remove the Confederate battle symbol from the state flag even though doing so might have helped him in his own west Georgia district.
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23 December 2007
Lee - Jackson Day
January 19, 2008 - Lexington, Virginia

Honoring the Lives and Godly Character of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in their final home and resting place.
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23 December 2007
Newsmakers: Villagers put Klan flag incident behind them
By Sheri McWhirter
smcwhirter@record-eagle.com
Traverse City Record-Eagle
RAPID CITY -- There won't be anymore Confederate flags adorned with racist messages flapping over public events in Rapid City, everyone agrees.
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22 December 2007
Did age or vandals fell Confederate markers?
Dozens toppled at Maplewood

By David Newton
The Durham News
Desecration or deterioration? Which has left several dozen Confederate markers leaning and toppled in Maplewood Cemetery?
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22 December 2007
Hoka Hey! It is a good time to secede!
Posted by Mike Tuggle
UPI
A Lakota delegation notified the State Department that they’ve withdrawn from the United States, renounced treaties and are now an independent nation. American Indian Movement founder Russell Means also began notifying foreign embassies worldwide, and plans to deliver the declaration to the United Nations.
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22 December 2007
Trying to put the flag issue to rest
By Albert C. Watson
The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC)
I can't believe it. The Confederate flag issue has hit the editorial page again. You must be tired of reading page after page on this issue. I will try to end it for everybody!
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22 December 2007
Abbeville marks its 175th anniversary
By Jennifer Colton
The Index Journal
ABBEVILLE - In quiet dignity, the city of Abbeville passed a milestone Thursday as it marked 175 years since it was incorporated into South Carolina.
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22 December 2007
Family restores ancestors gravestone
By Don Aines
Herald-Mail.com
Born near the end of the Revolutionary War, Overton Harne likely saw the rockets' red glare over Fort McHenry in 1814, and the retreat of Confederate forces from Gettysburg 49 years later, in a life that spanned most of the United States' first century.
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22 December 2007
Sabbah slammed for challenging 'Jewish state'
By Matthew Wagner
The Jerusalem Post
Two of the largest Jewish advocacy groups in the world harshly criticized the highest-ranking Catholic Church official in Jerusalem for challenging Israel's right to continue to exist as a Jewish state.
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21 December 2007
Travel: Alabama’s Hallelujah Trail of Historic Churches
By Nancy Mann Jackson
AmericanHeritage.com
ABBEVILLE - In quiet dignity, the city of Abbeville passed a milestone Thursday as it marked 175 years since it was incorporated into South Carolina.
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21 December 2007
Announcing: The First Southern National Congress
SouthernNationalCongress.org
This is an invitation to all Southerners of good will and good character, who love their country and who seek to preserve our liberty, prosperity, and identity, to join with us in organizing a Southern National Congress (SNC)
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21 December 2007
A Black Soldier Fighting For The Confederacy?
By admin
PowaBlog.com
I’ve heard many stories about the Civil War however, I recently learned that black men from the south also fought for the confederacy. I was aware of blacks fighting for the North but surprised to learn they also fought for the south.
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20 December 2007
Statue restorations move forward
By Andre Coe
acoe@gannett.com
The Montgomery Advertiser
MONTGOMERY - Restorative work has begun on the 109-year-old Confederate monument on the grounds of the state Capitol that was defaced by vandals earlier this month.
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20 December 2007
Trek to save history
Group attempts to preserve Civil War battlefields in Tennessee

By Tajuana Cheshier
The Jackson Sun
SALEM BATTLEGROUND, TN - The Two Flags Trek Across Tennessee group arrived in Madison County at the Salem Cemetery and Battleground Wednesday, with members talking with local supporters about preserving the history of civil war battlegrounds in the state.
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19 December 2007
Vandalism Shakes Chickamauga’s Historic Cemetery
Vandalism of the historic Gordon family tombstones, Confederate soldier tombstones and other gravesites at Chickamauga Cemetery have left Chickamauga residents in disgust. Thirty gravesites were vandalized during the Dec. 14-16 weekend at the cemetery, which is behind Chickamauga First Baptist Church.
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19 December 2007
The color guard was the Sons of Confederate Veterans...
The Navasota Examiner
The Bedias Christmas Parade was a success! The color guard was the Sons of Confederate Veterans Thomas Jewett Goree Camp 2129, Madisonville. It was so great to see all the flags flying (a stiff wind always helps). Several of the flag carriers were on horses and some were walking. A special thanks to the members who helped.
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19 December 2007
Should the display of the Confederate flag be allowed on Government property?
By Dick Brooks
whereIstand.com
Basically, there should not be any flag, Confederate or other, on Government property, except for Old Glory. The display of the Confederate flag, anywhere, can evoke very strong emotions.
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19 December 2007
Course Citing Happy Slaves Draws Protest
By Mark Tueting
Tueting's AP 2008
Leaders of the state N.A.A.C.P. are deciding whether to file a formal complaint with a college over a course that asserts that most slaves were happy in captivity and that many served as loyal Southern soldiers.
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19 December 2007
An Open Letter to Neo-Confederates On Behalf of Ron Paul
By Tim Manning, Jr.
Southern Heritage News & Views Hot Spot
Ok, "Neo-Confederates" is a nasty little name. But we all know that term of derision is used when referring to a certain sort of person, of which I am one. It includes anyone who particularly does not hate the South and who thinks things would have been better off if the Northern empire had not invaded.
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19 December 2007
The Moral Rights and Reasons to Secession in the 21st Century
By R.G. MILLER
Southern Heritage News & Views Hot Spot
On July 4th, 1776 there was a document that declared the united States to be a free nation. The British Empire (The most free, and best nation in the world) had been perverted into tyranny. It was the right and duty of the colonists to through off that government and provide new guards for their securities. The same thing has happened today, the "best nation in the world" has been perverted into tyranny, and it is time for Independence.
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19 December 2007
Lee’s Surrender Document Sells for $537,750 in $2.9 million Heritage Civil War Auction
AuctionPublicity.com
Heritage Auction Galleries’ most recent auction of Civil War memorabilia, held on December 1, 2007 in Nashville, TN, realized $2,924,413 for 427 lots offered, although after-auction sales are still ongoing, and are expected to push the final total to even higher levels.
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19 December 2007
Race of culprits in Confederate monument defacing surprises some
By Desiree Hunter
The Florida Times-Union
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - When vandals sprayed black paint on the faces and hands of statues on the Capitol's Confederate monument and left a reference to a rebellious slave's hanging, many assumed it was the work of blacks looking to make a statement.
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18 December 2007
Three teens charged in monument vandalism
By Kenneth Mullinax
The Montgomery Advertiser
State troopers arrested three white teenagers in the defacement of the Confederate Monument at the Alabama Capitol after receiving a tip from a Confederate veterans' group.
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18 December 2007
Mom threatened with jail for teaching kids at home
Judge gives Utah woman 1 day to finish enrollment

By Bob Unruh
WorldNetDaily.com
A homeschooling mom in Utah has been ordered by a judge to enroll her children in a public school district within 24 hours, and have them in class tomorrow, all because of a paperwork glitch that very well could be the fault of the district.
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17 December 2007
BEAUVOIR - The Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and Home
New Update: December 2007

Seasons Greetings From Beauvoir! Great news from the restoration. 70% of the restoration is completed.
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16 December 2007
Georgia Division Robert E. Lee Celebration
201st Birthday Celebration at the Georgia State Capitol
Friday, January 18th

The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will honor General Lee, one of the South’s most known and loved men, by hosting the 201st Birthday Celebration at the Georgia State Capitol.
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16 December 2007
Deadly Danger To Your Child - Public School Illiteracy
by Joel Turtel
NewsWithViews.com
In most public schools today, the schools still use variations of a reading-instruction method called “whole- language.” The schools often disguise this fact by calling their teaching methods “balanced-literacy” instruction or some other name they dream up to throw smoke into parent’s eyes. Whole-language, or any variation of it, is reading-instruction poison.
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16 December 2007
Speaker: Blacks earned honor in Confederacy
By Grace Broyles
ReporterNews.com (Abilene, TX)
BUFFALO GAP -- "A favorite son of the Confederates" is how H.K. Edgerton was introduced to a gathering of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on Sunday at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village.
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15 December 2007
In the Course of Human Events, Still Unpublished
Congress Pressed on Founders' Papers

By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
Washington Post Staff Writer
The Washington Post
More than 200 years after they were written, huge portions of the papers of America's founding fathers are still decades away from being published, prompting a distinguished group of scholars and federal officials to pressure Congress to speed the process along.
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14 December 2007
Buy A Gun
By Chuck Baldwin
ChuckBaldwinLive.com
Most of us are aware that the heroic actions of a brave woman at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado a few days ago saved the lives of perhaps scores, or even hundreds, of people. However, her bravery would not have counted for much had she not been armed.
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13 December 2007
Bill may alter who clinics can treat
By Diane Knich
The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)
This is a picture of one of the behind the scenes architect of this appalling piece of trash. He is Senator Glenn McConnell and is the new breed of Southern Bigot. He is in the mold of the Trent Lott persona. The fat redneck may be gone, but the attitudes and mentalities remain. He is probably the most disingenuous politician today. He is a very active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the most virulently racist organizations still functioning today.
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6 December 2007
Death of Jefferson Davis Remembered:
The Christmas of 1889 was a sad time in the South

by Calvin Johnson Jr. Staff
AccessNorthGa.com
December 6th, is the 118th anniversary of the death of a great American Hero---Jefferson Davis.
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6 December 2007
Civil War flags to fly over parking lot
The Murfreesboro Post
On Friday Dec. 7, the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association's (TCWPA) "Two Flags Over Tennessee: Reclaiming Our Civil War Heritage" program will be going back to Murfreesboro to commemorate the anniversary of the last major Civil War action in that area, the Battle of the Cedars.
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6 December 2007
Fred Thompson Protested By Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Protesters greet Thompson in Lexington

WJBF TV
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A few protesters from the Sons of Confederate Veterans protested at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson in Lexington.
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6 December 2007
Update on Vandalized Confederate Monuments
WSFA TV
Efforts to clean up the vandalized Confederate soldier monuments at Alabama's state capitol building seem to be working.
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4 December 2007
Confederate flag flap continues
by Marsha Mercer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
      WASHINGTON -- The Confederate flag question came near the end of the Republican presidential candidates' joint appearance last week on CNN-YouTube. (These events are not debates; let's stop pretending.)
      A man from Houston asked via video: Did the Confederate battle flag on the wall behind him symbolize racism, political ideology, Southern heritage or something altogether different?
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1 December 2007
Confederate Flag Supporters Upset
By Romney Thompson
The Morning News
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A group that supports the flying of the Confederate flag called two Republican presidential candidates “scalawags and carpetbaggers” Friday for their criticism of the divisive banner during this week’s GOP debate.
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1 December 2007
Hundreds commemorate Battle of Franklin
Associated Press
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Hundreds of children and adults are commemorating the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.
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1 December 2007
UDC honors 'Real Daughter'
Brooke Hughes Snead's grave receives marker

The Free Lance-Star (Fredricksburg)
THE LATE Brooke Hughes Snead of Fredericksburg, a "Real Daughter" of a Civil War veteran, was honored by the Fredericksburg Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in a special ceremony recently at her grave site in Scottsburg near Danville and Halifax.
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NOVEMBER 2007


29 November 2007
CNN’s GOP Debate Becomes Democrat Showcase
By Warner Todd Huston
New Media Alliance
In one instance with the post debate coverage, not only does CNN try their best to muddy Fred Thompson’s stance on the Confederate flag but to accompany the piece they use a picture that makes the candidate look ashamed of himself or pensive, cementing the fact that CNN is trying their best to flavor Thompson’s flag stance as a “bad” thing for him.
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28 November 2007
Death of Jefferson Davis remembered
By Calvin Johnson
The Progress-Index (Petersburg, VA)
The Christmas of 1889 was a sad time in the South. 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 U.S.A. great.
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28 November 2007
Confederate flag goes missing for seventh time
By Wendy Victora
Northwest Florida Daily News
A man whose Confederate flag was stolen for the seventh time has reported its loss to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The flag was flying outside of Ford’s Gym on Beal Parkway when it disappeared. The flag is valued at approximately $20. There are no known suspects.
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26 November 2007
Veterans Honored By Confederate Group
Stan Morris Reporting
KAIT TV (Jonesboro, AR)
It's not about politics. It's not about ideology. It's about honoring those who served our country. "We feel it's our duty and it is an honor to honor them and they should never be forgotten." M. Ray Jones III told us. He is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and also the son of one of the two honored veterans.
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25 November 2007
Man Solves Civil War Mystery
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Civil War spawned countless human narratives, each seemingly more heart-wrenching than the last. But few of those narratives matched the drama surrounding the final moments of Confederate Col. Isaac Erwin Avery.
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6 November 2007
Vandals Strike Alton Civil War Monument
(KTVI-myFOXstl.com)
      ST. LOUIS - A national shrine is defaced as the Confederate Cemetery and Memorial in Alton is found to be covered in graffiti. Authorities said Tuesday that the vandals probably had no idea the trouble they could face.
      The memorial is a little known part of the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery complex in Alton. Aton police were looking for whomever scribbled the "f" word on it, along with what appeared to be a message to a girl; another to a possible rival. That is a federal offense.
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FEBRUARY 2007


1 February 2007
Southern Culture Under Siege
By Ivy J. Sellers
Human Events
      In his new book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why It Will Rise Again)," Florida native Clint Johnson exposes the Left's aggressive attempts to destroy the culture and heritage that make up the southern states. What liberals don't realize is that the South is the essence of what makes America unique and original -- everything from rock and roll to barbeque to NASCAR -- can trace its origins back to the South.
      In an interview with HUMAN EVENTS News Producer Ivy Sellers last week Johnson explained the South's impact on Americans everywhere and the reason why he believes it must -- and will -- rise again.
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JANUARY 2007


29 January 2007
On the Southern Poverty Law Center
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Hate-Mongers

By John Vennari
Catholic Family News
Saint Augustine once said that in the case of some individuals, an intellect may be capable of forming an objection without being capable of understanding the argument that meets that objection. Is the Southern Poverty Law Center, supposedly staffed by intelligent people, truly incapable of grasping basic rudiments of Catholicism? Or are they willfully malicious in their refusal to understand the Catholic Faith, and in their refusal to admit the most fundamental distinctions? My guess, it is a combination of both.
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25 January 2007
Richardson tip-toes into Dixie politics
By Steve Terrell
The New Mexican
After initially declining to take a position on one of the South's hot-button political issues, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson took a stand Thursday against the Confederate flag flying on South Carolina's capitol grounds.
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24 January 2007
Has the South found its new Jefferson Davis?
By Mike Tuggle
leagueofthesouth.net
Just as encouraging was Webb’s message. It was delivered with the pugnacity and style that any Scots-Irish would feel right at home with. His reference to his family’s martial traditions, as well as to Andrew Jackson’s fight for the middle class of his day, brought to mind the populism and anti-corporate attitudes long associated with the Southern political tradition. Unfortunately, but predictably, the mainstream press misread where Webb was coming from
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23 January 2007
Bloggers Who Criticize Government May Face Prison
By Mike Tuggle
leagueofthesouth.net
The bad news is that DC sees the writing on the blog, and is scared stiff by what it sees. This latest effort to quash free speech and dissent will be justified by the usual bull durham about “protecting the children” and “pulling the plug on terrorists.” In reality, it’s all about protecting those in power from scrutiny, and they know it.
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15 January 2007
Biden wants Confederate flag off S.C.grounds
By Jim Davenport, Associated Press Writer
USA TODAY
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Sen. Joseph Biden said Monday he would vote to keep the Confederate flag off South Carolina's Statehouse grounds, a location that prompted the NAACP's ongoing boycott of the state.
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13 January 2007
The South Sucks?
By Doug Giles
Townhall.com
      If you listen to the Ditsy Chicks, if you like Rosie O’Doggerel and if you think John Kerry is cool, then more than likely you assume the South sucks. Yep, our current culture has been brow beaten by the loons on the Left into viewing the South as societal swill.
      The liberal Belief Police want America to hate the South because the South represents the Secular Regressive’s (SR) chief political and cultural (and armed, I might add) high hurdle.
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13 January 2007
Protesters wave Confederate flags
By Ren E. Jean Daily Journal
FARMINGTON, MO - Confederate flags waved in a cold morning breeze as students were dropped off at the Farmington High School today. A group of five to seven students and adults held up the large red and blue flags along with posters printed with things as “Heritage not Hate” in hand-drawn letters.
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10 January 2007
'Gone With the Wind' museum to be sold Februalry 11
News-Antique.com
BARNESVILLE, GA - Fans of “Gone With the Wind” memorabilia will have a field day on Sunday, February 11th, when the historic antebellum mansion in Georgia that serves as a museum dedicated to the classic film - plus its contents, comprising hundreds of items - will be sold. The museum is owned and operated by actor Fred Crane, who uttered the very first words in the movie.
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10 January 2007
Local Officers Object to Flag in Sheriff's Funeral
KBTX-TV (Texas)
Some questions and concerns have arisen following Wednesday's funeral of a longtime Brazos County lawman. During the service, a small confederate flag was draped atop Yeager's casket, under a floral spray. Because of the flag, representatives of the College Station and Bryan police departments, who were part of the honorary color guard, declined to participate in the entire service.
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9 January 2007
Texas Border Site Generates More Than 25 Million Hits
TexasNationalPress.com
     The Texas Border Watch Test Site has closed as the state proceeds with a formal request for proposals to implement a permanent Texas Border Watch web site.      During the month-long test of this site, more than 200,000 viewers subscribed to the site, and more than 25 million hits were recorded, generating more than 13,000 emails.
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3 January 2007
Risky regulation
Times Daily (Alabama)
Officials in Cherokee County, Ga., are backing away from enforcing a new ordinance that would criminalize leasing living quarters to illegal immigrants. Commissioners have been warned they will be sued -- and there is a better than average chance they will lose in court.
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DECEMBER 2006


10 December 2006
Genius on horseback
Myth and misunderstanding surround Forrest legacy

By SCOTT BRODEN
sbroden@dnj.com
The Daily News Journal
MURPHREESBORO, TN - Controversial Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest launched his reputation as a military genius on July 13, 1862 - the day the cavalry leader captured Murfreesboro from a much larger Union force.
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NOVEMBER 2006


26 November 2006
A Confederate debate
Black man says Forrest should stay on MTSU hall

By Byron Hensley
hensley@dnj.com
The Daily News Journal
      Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest had at least one black supporter in Murfreesboro Sunday.
      H.K. Edgerton, a black Southern heritage activist and former president of the Ashville, N.C., branch of the NAACP, was in town briefly to show support to MTSU students who are mounting a petition drive to keep Forrest's name on MTSU's military science building.
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22 November 2006
CONFEDERATE FLAG SUPPORTERS GET VOCAL IN S.C.:
Group to battle NAACP over its press of sanctions against state for keeping flag

Eurweb.com - Los Angeles, CA
The Sons of Confederate Veterans plans to try and counter NAACP efforts to prevent South Carolina colleges from hosting postseason tournaments as the civil rights group presses sanctions against the state for flying the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds there, reports the Associated Press.
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22 November 2006
Forrest supporters fight back
MTSU students voted for removal

By Scott Broden
sbroden@dnj.com
The Daily News Journal
MURFREESBORO, TN - The spirit of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest charged back into Murfreesboro this week when Sons of Confederate Veterans learned about a student-led attempt to remove his name from an MTSU building.
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22 November 2006
Student suspended for Confederate flag sues Anderson County School Board
WBIR-TV KNOXVILLE, TN - A student is suing the Anderson County School Board, who he says violated his First Amendment rights.
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16 November 2006
Historical Revisionists...here we go again
Commentary by Steve Scroggins
Georgia Heritage Council
Black activists planned and carried out a protest at the Taylor County courthouse in Butler, Georgia, a small community about half way between Macon and Columbus (text of news story is below). They are protesting the presence of a monument to World War II veterans, a plaque mounted inside the courthouse building on a wall near the entrance.
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OCTOBER 2006


24 October 2006
Alvin teens appeal Confederate flag decision
By Bridget Brown
The Facts
ALVIN, TX - Two Harby Junior High students said it is not only their constitutional right to wear and possess images of the Confederate flag while at school, but also a matter of history and respect.
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17 October 2006
Parent banned from Flat Rock M.S. in aftermath of T-shirt controversy
By John Thompson
The citizen
TYRONE, GA - Jacque Reid just wants to make sure her children are safe, and she’s not sure that can happen at Flat Rock Middle School.
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9 October 2006
Major Changes In Government Possible
Commentary by J. A. Davis
Georgia Heritage Council
With just one month to go before the November elections, Americans are showing the most dramatic signs of unrest and pure lack of confidence I have seen in years.
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2 October 2006
Take down the flag
Ryan Brennan, Spartanburg
In the Sept. 14 edition, on page C3, the Herald-Journal published an article about the new NAACP national director, Charles L. White Jr. It was reported that White is calling for the continuation of the boycott of South Carolina due to the Confederate flag flying at a monument on the Statehouse grounds. He feels the flag should only be displayed in a museum.
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SEPTEMBER 2006


30 September 2006
Lose the flag
By Patricia Hunt
The News Virginian
Ah, that is the trouble with symbols. You never know what people mean by them.
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28 September 2006
Confederate Group Slams Allen For Denouncing South to Save Face
Associated Press
FoxNews.com
RICHMOND, Va. - Sen. George Allen's use the word "macaca" for a young man of Indian descent forced him to spend the past six weeks disputing claims that his past is littered with racist language and a fondness for Confederate symbols. On Thursday, the furor came full circle when the Sons of Confederate Veterans turned on Allen.
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28 September 2006
Allen's reversal irks supporters of Confederacy
By Warren Fiske
The Virginian-Pilot
RICHMOND - U.S. Sen. George Allen once again is being told to lay off the Confederate flag. But this time, it's not coming from the people who abhor the Dixie symbol. It's from the people who revere it.
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27 September 2006
Confederate T-Shirts Spark Debate
by Mike Mueller
WHSV-TV
WAYNESBORO, VA - Some students at Waynesboro High School like to express their southern heritage with Confederate clothing, but others are taking offense, sparking debate from both sides.
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26 September 2006
George Allen is 'not a racist'
by Dan Keyserling, Associate Editor
The Cavalier Daily
VIRGINIA - Do not misunderstand my intentions. George Allen is not a racist. But, for at least his college years here at the University and during his early political career, he wore a racist's uniform. As I hope to show, Sen. Allen's -- shall we say, comfortable familiarity? -- with racist politics stems from his Confederate-emblazoned youth, his associations with white supremacists and his dubious voting record. But keep in mind, as I said before, George Allen is not a racist.
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25 September 2006
Navy Approves Hunley Conservation Plan
By Bruce Smith
Associated Press Writer
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The U.S. Navy has approved plans to conserve the hand-cranked Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley by soaking the sub in high pH water to remove corrosive salts from the iron vessel.
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24 September 2006
Flagging freedom
By Bill Thompson
The Ocala Star-Banner
CITRA, FL - Yet if anything seems excessive, it's the prohibition against the Confederate battle flag - the only flag of any kind banned at North Marion.
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