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Rogers, Jones recognized by restaurant chain

This event is one of 10 happening across South Carolina this spring as Bojangles’ continues ...
from Boiling Springs High School • Spartanburg 3 Teacher of the Year Karen McGill, from Cowpens Elementary School • Spartanburg 5 Teacher of the Year ...

Community calendar: Furniture bank in need

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind ...
Timken Community Center, 180 Foster St., Cowpens. 305-906-0713. Pilates in pink: 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursdays through May 21. Designed specifically for breast cancer survivors. Ballet Spartanburg, The ...

Battle of Cowpens

At the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina on January 17, 1781, during the Revolutionary War (1775-83), American troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) routed British forces under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833).

Traveling the I-85 corridor

Since my mother’s family is from South Carolina, I had often heard stories about the Battle of Cowpens and her family members who fought in the Revolutionary War, but I didn’t know many of the details of the battle. We first drove the auto loop and ...


On January 17, 1781, just over three months later, Continental Army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan gave the Patriots another decisive battle in the effort to reclaim South Carolina. Cowpens is a town in northwestern Cherokee County ...

General Daniel Morgan and the Battle of Cowpens

General Daniel Morgan. It was on that day patriots under the general’s command defeated Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton’s troops at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina. Prior to Cowpens, everything was going wrong for the Americans. Washington’s ...

Vet says boomerang UFOs had ‘clearest lights ever seen’

A South Carolina witness at Cowpens reported watching two boomerang-shaped UFOs with the “clearest lights ever seen,” according to testimony in Case 59566 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The Vietnam veteran says he has ...

Battle of Cowpens focus of freedom event

That's what it was back on Jan. 17, 1781, when the patriots routed a larger force of Redcoats here and sent them running into North Carolina. The battle set ...
4:30 p.m. Of note: The Battle of Cowpens, fought on Jan. 17, 1781, lasted less than an hour.

South Carolina firefighter critically burned in deadly plane crash

A Cowpens, South Carolina resident and firefighter with two Spartanburg County departments is in “extremely critical condition” at a burn center in Augusta, Ga., following a plane crash in Florida ...
Schultz's mother Kathleen Schultz, his aunt Nancy ...

USS Cowpens Departs for Deployment

During the battle, American Soldiers defeated a much superior force of British soldiers, giving the American Army the confidence to pursue the British from South Carolina to Yorktown, Va. USS Cowpens helps provide deterrence, promote peace and security ...

Can Congress Stop China in the South China Sea?

A bipartisan effort is emerging to highlight dangerous trends in Asia—and specifically in the South China Sea. But will Obama listen? By Harry J. Kazianis The balance of power in Asia is changing—and&hellip ;

Can Congress Stop China in the South China Sea?

Harry J. KazianisMarch 22, 2015 The balance of power in Asia is changing—and not in Washington’s favor. No longer can the United States count on simply massing forces Gulf War I style and quickly comi…

South China Sea: Can Congress Force A Change in U.S. Policy In Time

. China has created “a direct challenge, not only to the interests of the United States and the region, but to the entire international community.” <div class="column col7 …

Can Congress Stop China in the South China Sea? ( Source- The National Interest / Author- Harry J. Kazianis)

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) ( Source- Wikimedia Commons / Credits- The United States Navy) Source- The National Interest Author- Harry J. Kazianis The balance of power in Asia is changing—and not in Washingto…

Ducks in a Row'...
Be Alarmed

When you see the number of high ranking military officials who have been fired under the Obama administration and realize the number of Muslims, (which was 26 pages when I …

124 Dogwood Lane Cowpens, SC 29330

Property Site: /home/GH3L7P Contemporary OPEN CONCEPT A frame brand new to market on lovely .88 ACRE lot in Pine Oaks. At only $85000 this is a steal of a deal! Excel…

Cowpens: Defense in Depth

On a cold January morning 234 years ago, one of the most stunning events in American military history took place in a cattle pasture.   Cowpens, South Carolina, was an overwhelming American victory, a…

Looking Back to Cowpens: William J. Hardee and the Battle of Averasboro

Lieutenant General William J. Hardee. After abandoning Fayetteville, North Carolina to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s army group, Lieutenant General William J. Hardee withdrew his corps north of the …

Today, March 15th in 1781 the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Today, March 15th in 1781 the Battle of Guilford Court House takes place near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina. A tried force of 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marque…

China Causing Shift in U.S. Srtrategy

By Lance M. Bacon, Staff writer Navy Times As part of the U.S. military’s shift to the Asia-Pacific region, the Navy is dispatching more ships and sailors for exercises with partner nations. There …


Campaign in COWPENS SOUTH CAROLINA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.



Tips to Prevent Data Theft in COWPENS SOUTH CAROLINA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.


The situation of health coverage in in COWPENS SOUTH CAROLINA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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