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Between humanity and heritage

...Carolina's statehouse grounds. We also would be quick to remove the statue of former South Carolina Gov. "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman ? who a recent news report notes was "a noted white supremacist who unapologetically advocated lynching any black...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-02/between-humanity-and-
Statue of Ben Tillman, former governor and white supremacist, vandalized

...in the wake of a massacre at a black church.Red paint was seen dripping Tuesday from the statute of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli said an officer saw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-30/statue-ben-tillman-former-gov
Bill to alter Greenwood's segregated war memorial goes nowhere

...Clemson University into the bill. Clemson has resisted a push to rename the building named in honor of U.S. Sen. Ben Tillman, a virulent segregationist and former governor.Sen. Billy O'Dell, R-Greenwood, who represents about 11,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-04/bill-alter-greenwoods-segrega
Edgefield museum is shrine for South Carolina Red Shirts, who attacked blacks during Reconstruction

...and his wife, Varina.It houses a large collection of swords and guns, including a rifle carried by future Gov. Ben Tillman during the July 1876 Hamburg Massacre, in which at least four blacks were executed by a crowd of 100 or more white...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-20/edgefield-museum-shrine-south
War memorial divides Greenwood

...said. Will Moredock, a freelance journalist trying to get South Carolina to remove the statue of segregationist Gov. Ben Tillman from the Statehouse grounds, said that is shortsighted. Americans are given the power to change laws and even the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-06/war-memorial-divides-greenwo
SC firefighter charged in burglary

...firefighter has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested on burglary charges.Fifty-seven-year-old Ben Tillman Crider Jr. of Swansea was charged earlier this week with second-degree burglary and petit larceny of less than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-09-26/sc-firefighter-charged
Confederate flag is not NAACP's only issue

...as a people, that we are still here. Yes, we are still here, in spite of what former U.S. Sen. "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman of South Carolina said in 1900 on the floor of the Senate: "We have done our level best. We have scratched our heads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/09/op_430824.shtml
Opinion columns
Edgefield historians claim victory in Alamo dispute

...historically significant people sounds off 10 South Carolina governors, including Mr. Thurmond and Benjamin Ryan "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman, the leader of the agrarian revolt of the 1890s. It is a roster that also numbers Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/25/met_413386.shtml
Metro
Bowl win deals deadly blow to Chicken Curse

...accepted as gospel throughout the previous century dating to 1890, when Edgefield, S.C., farmer and state legislator Ben Tillman supposedly planted his pitchfork and cursed the institution for being elitist. Price traced the sporting reference...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/04/mic_331103.shtml
Scott Michaux | Augusta National Golf Club
Baseball rewards fans' loyalty

...can't it win when it matters? It must be the Curse. The story about the Curse's roots date back to "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, the former governor and U.S. Senator, and a Clemson University founder. Tillman, as the story goes, despised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/28/bas_290391.shtml
Baseball