Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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JASPER, IN (WFIE) -
A candidate for president of Jasper Indiana's School Board is getting a lot of attention for a video explaining his social and political beliefs.
The video has many in Jasper discussing King's words and beliefs.
John King's video is a production of SaveWhitePeople.com. In the video, King discusses the possible extinction of the white race over the next century.
In an interview on Wednesday, King says part of his campaign platform is to reduce lesson plans influenced by groups like the NAACP. King's words have got the Jasper community talking and some say they're troubled by his remarks.
"The white race, as a whole is dying," the video says.
The Youtube video named 'White Genocide: Fact or Fiction?' has received just under 300 views so far. The man featured throughout the 13 minute clip is Jasper resident John King, who's running for president of the town's school board.
"I'm a big fan of the schools, and I want to do what I can to make sure they continue in that mission and to excel," King said in an interview.
King's campaign platform includes striving to save taxpayer money and limiting book rental fees. It also includes the exclusion of lesson plans influenced by the ADL and the NAACP. Groups that King calls 'extremist.'
"I mean, the NAACP has been called an extremist group by many people. This is a group that favors preferences in jobs, training, and education based on somebody's race. That's wrong," King said.
King also said, if elected, he would bill the federal government for repayment of costs incurred by the school district for educating illegal immigrants. This mirrors state senate Bill 590 signed by Governor Daniels last year.
"In our schools, obviously, the illegal aliens are taking up resources. They have special programs for them, like English as a second language. We're having, we the taxpayers are having to foot the bill for this broken border of 1,500 miles away. I figure, well if they can do this in Indianapolis, why can't we do it here?" King said.
"I've been troubled by what I've read and I was troubled by what I saw," said current school board president Nancy Habig.
Habig is the incumbent in the race against King. She says after seeing King's video online, and hearing about his platform, the people of Jasper feel embarrassed.
"I really, really like this town. I'm very proud of our schools. I'm very proud of our community and I really don't think this is what the people of Jasper want for an elected official," Habig said.
King also says if elected, he would not seek compensation for his services, saying he simply feels compelled to serve his community.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>