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Parker Anderson

  For more than half a century, one of NASCAR’s greatest races, the Southern 500, was held on Labor Day weekend. In 2003 the race was moved, and for the next dozen years was held on various days from March to November. NASCAR fans are now celebrating the return of the Bojangles Southern 500 to its traditional home slot, as this year’s race will be held once again on the weekend before Labor Day. Some of those happy about the return include Gov. Nikki Haley, NASCAR drivers Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick (the defending Southern 500 champion) and super fan William McElveen.

  

“H” is for Honea Path

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  “H” is for Honea Path [Anderson County; population 3,504]. A water stop on the Greenville and Columbia Railroad in the 1850s developed into a town whose name origin is uncertain. It may be misnamed for William Honey, as early landowner and trader, or it may be double-named by Cherokee Indians, with “Honea” being an Indian name for “path”—according to folklore. When the town was chartered in 1855, it was referred to as Honey Path, but in 1917 was incorporated as Honea Path. Located on the Anderson-Abbeville county line, Honea Path became a cotton mill town. In 1934 it was the site of one of the most infamous events in American labor history—where six strikers were killed by armed guards at Chiquola Mill. In 1908 Honea Path became the smallest town in the nation with a Carnegie Library.


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Congress votes on President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran this month. Most lawmakers have said they oppose the president, yet he has a good chance to win.

That is because the deal will be considered under rules that favor him, even if only a minority supports him in Congress.

That's the backdrop that led to the question I posed to the president in a recent interview: "Are you entirely comfortable going forward with a historic deal knowing that most of the people's representatives are against it?"

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