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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
George Brabham (SYCAMORE, S.C.)

...January 11, 2007, at Allendale County Hospital. Mr. Brabham was a native of Sycamore, SC, and the son of the late Ben Tillman and Eula Lee Goodson Brabham. Mr. Brabham was owner and operator of Brabham Farms where he devoted his life to farming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/12/obi_112250.shtml
Obituaries
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
Circumstances reminiscent of 1893

"Pitchfork Ben" Tillman was South Carolina's governor when the hurricane of Aug. 27, 1893, struck Beaufort County. At least 2,000 people died in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/18/let_514997.shtml
Letters
Newcomer in Senate speaks up over trade

...outspoken independence South Carolinians always love to see in their public figures. From John C. Calhoun to "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman, Palmetto State politicians have exhibited a defiance. A maverick's streak is a cherished political characteristic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/16/met_392374.shtml
Metro
Edgefield County

...Edgefield County is the home of 10 South Carolina governors, including Mr. Thurmond and Benjamin Ryan "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman, who also served as a U.S. senator. Since the rawboned frontier days of the Old Edgefield District founded in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/30/com_110512.shtml
Spending cuts win House OK

...being treated. Legislators killed an amendment to consider changing the language on a statue honoring former Gov. Ben Tillman, an avowed racist who called for the death of any black who tried to vote. Another failed amendment called for putting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/13/met_190806.shtml
Metro
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