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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
Doris Runyan

...sister, Peggy Turner, Clearwater, SC; nephews, Bruce Turner (Debbie), Clearwater, SC, Gary Turner (Rita) and Ben Tillman Atkinson (Chrissy), all of Graniteville, SC and great nieces and nephews: Victoria Turner, Sarah Turner, Grace...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000159664763
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
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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
Group rallies for battle flag

...hair and piercings, who gathered to watch the rally at a distance below a statue of post-war Gov. "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, applauded and raised their fists at the remark. For three hours, participants heard arguments about why the flag...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/10/met_272492.shtml
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Families discover roots

...The Ryans think Isaac might have come from the Congo on the Wanderer, an illegal slave ship from which Mary Tillman, Ben Tillman's wife, bought 30 slaves and brought them back to Edgefield, records show. The Wanderer brought its illicit cargo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/03/met_271372.shtml
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South Carolina-Clemson rivalry gets kinder

...the picture was burned.The bitterness extends all the way back to Clemson's founding, led by Gov. "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, who organized farmers angry that South Carolina admitted black students after the Civil War and never did much to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-11-25/south-carolina-clemson-rival
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Controversial statue removal stalls

COLUMBIA --- A statue of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman should be removed from Statehouse grounds unless it includes the truth about the former governor's role in South Carolina's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/11/met_194502.shtml
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