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MEMORIAL CEREMONY HELD FOR CORPORAL SILAS MERCER WARREN

MEMORIAL CEREMONY HELD FOR CORPORAL SILAS MERCER WARREN

Scott Co Times – On Saturday, October 28, Corporal Silas M. Warren (1838-1911) was honored in a memorial service at Antioch-Steele Cemetery near Forest. Many descendants along with their friends and neighbors attended the ceremony. The event, hosted by the East Mississippi Greys Sons of the Confederate Veterans Camp #1666, marked the culmination of efforts…

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Donations sought to repair historic cemetery

Donations sought to repair historic cemetery

The Newnan Times-Herald – Financial contributions are needed for repairs at a historic Coweta County cemetery damaged by recent storms. The Johnson Cemetery is located between Weldon Road and Johnson Circle south of Palmetto. The cemetery is parallel to Highway 29 but is often unnoticed by motorists passing by.  Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1289…

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Historical fish fry held in Greene County

Historical fish fry held in Greene County

Gadsden Times – Here’s a fish tale to sink your teeth into: “The secret is in the presentation of the fish,” said Tommy Cristwell, the chief cook for the Sunday meal we attended. “The choice of the fish has to be a high-quality fish raised in a carefully-tended pond, and the cooking temperature has to…

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Historic cemetery rededicated in Hancock County

Historic cemetery rededicated in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – It was a long-awaited day – a historic cemetery was rededicated in Hancock County on Sunday. Descendants of confederate veteran, Victor Ladner Jr., and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans held a special ceremony to honor Ladner’s memory. Family members say Ladner was a confederate soldier, as well as a prisoner of war….

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Why governments fear secessionist movements

Why governments fear secessionist movements

Daily Maverick – Catalonia declared independence on 27 October 2017 despite harsh crackdowns by the Spanish government, creating a constitutional crisis for that country. But Catalonia is far from unique. In fact, we just had a secession declaration right here in South Africa. This raises the question, is secession good or bad? And for whom?…

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SC Gov.: Jurisdictions Must Prove They are Not Sanctuary Cities to Receive State Funds

SC Gov.: Jurisdictions Must Prove They are Not Sanctuary Cities to Receive State Funds

NumbersUSA – South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and state Republican lawmakers said that they are pushing to require cities and counties to prove they are working with federal immigration authorities in order to receive state funds. If any jurisdiction in the state passes or practices sanctuary city policies they could lose their state funding for three…

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Complaints rise as Confederate flag stickers given out at state fair

Complaints rise as Confederate flag stickers given out at state fair

RALEIGH, N.C. – Confederate stickers are being handed out at the North Carolina State Fair, a practice that’s been happening for more than 25 years. Complaints about the stickers, given out by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, are rising this year. Some are calling for the stickers, and the Confederate message, to be barred from the state-sanctioned…

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Resident asks board for protection of Confederate statue

Resident asks board for protection of Confederate statue

Morganton.com – A month after a man asked county commissioners to consider relocating or removing the Confederate soldier statue from the Old Courthouse square, another man has asked for more security measures to protect it where it sits. Elgie McGalliard, who lives in Valdese and is a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, spoke to…

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How a Fledgling Nationalist Party Upended German Status Quo

How a Fledgling Nationalist Party Upended German Status Quo

With Germany’s September 24 elections, “populism” finally reached the country, until now a showcase of consensus politics. Whereas populism had been anathema for decades, now the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, or Alternative for Germany) has become the third-largest party with 12.6 per cent of the popular vote. Moreover, the former Volkspartei SPD (Social Democratic Party)…

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Southern heritage celebrated during ceremony for new Confederate monument

Southern heritage celebrated during ceremony for new Confederate monument

Aiken, SC – Members of a local Sons of Confederate Veterans group celebrated their Southern heritage with pride during the unveiling and dedication of their new Confederate monument Saturday morning near Aiken. The sounds of firing rifles and booming cannons filled the air, and a recording of “Dixie” was played. After men dressed in gray…

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Amid outcry over Confederate monuments, new ones are going up around the U.S

Amid outcry over Confederate monuments, new ones are going up around the U.S

ATLANTA (AP) — While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who insist their only purpose is to honor Civil War soldiers who died for the South. Supporters of these new monuments describe a determination to hold onto their understanding…

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SCV commander: ‘We feel our ancestors were heroes’ 

SCV commander: ‘We feel our ancestors were heroes’ 

Moncks Corner, SC – Perry Smith has always been proud of his heritage. At 8 years old, he and his childhood buddies spent their days playing outside in what Smith described as a poorer neighborhood in North Charleston. They lived next to an older retired couple. One day, Smith and his friends dug holes in…

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More Confederate Monuments Going Up On Private Land

More Confederate Monuments Going Up On Private Land

New American – “Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the War; will be impressed by all the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead…

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