Travel: Spartanburg a historical symbol of unity

July 13, 2018 8:21 AM

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina — A monument to American unity stands at the heart of this Southern city in the Blue Ridge Mountains."ONE PEOPLE," proclaims the memorial on Morgan Square in downtown Spartanburg."No North. No South. No East. No West. One Country — One Destiny."The memorial, erected in 1881 to mark the centennial of the Revolutionary War Battle of Cowpens, was undoubtedly optimistic for its time. (It might still be, for that matter.)But, still, the first stop on my [...] Continue Reading


For the record-extending 11th time in his senior major title career, Bernhard Langer wins the 2019 Senior British Open on Sunday at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. During 2017, Langer sets the new record of 10 in 2017 and 11 wins in July 2019. He is the only player who has won each of the five senior major championships, and now he holds the "Career Grand Slam," previously attributed to Jack Nicklaus. The Career Grand Slam in professional golf means winning all of golf's major tournaments within a player's career.


Independence Day is a federal holiday. As a general rule celebrated on July 4, spoken: "the Fourth of July." That's what makes our country marvelous and extraordinarily different from anywhere else in the world. We have freedom! Freedom thousands of Americans in the past had a vision for, the idea of independence they were ready to die for, for us - people they would never live to see. How do we use our freedom? Do we use it at all, or perhaps "independence" slowly became just another word in our vocabulary?


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Whether you plan on adopting ideas or creating a personalized garden, you should have a basic understanding of the principles of landscape design. This doesn't mean that you must apply every principle to your plan. But an understanding of these principles can help you generate ideas and increase creativity.


Payne Stewart Award 2018, presented every year by Southern Company to a golfer whose "values align with the character, charity, and sportsmanship that Stewart showed" has been awarded to Bernhard Langer.


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