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  • 1. GENERAL NEWS PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe Fort JacksonLeaderSusanne Kappler34th InfantryRegiment, pointsin the directionof ‘down range’
  • 2. GENERAL NEWS PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACEThe Fort JacksonLeaderSusanne KapplerThe boundlessplayground
  • 3. GENERAL NEWS PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE Tribune-Times Gwinn Davis Hundreds of people packed Church for the funeral of Nicole Kingsborough
  • 4. GENERAL NEWS PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe SummervilleJournal SceneStefan RogenmoserWaits in anticipationduring the final roundof the spelling bee
  • 5. GENERAL NEWS PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACEThe SummervilleJournal SceneLeslie CantuA man fishes offthe pier
  • 6. GENERAL NEWS PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE The Hartsville Messenger Ardie Arvidson Therapy dog
  • 7. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACENews-ChronicleRichard KellyStaying cool fromthe heat by ridinga tube atLake Secession
  • 8. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACEThe StarBill BengtsonWhoa! Luke Hardy dodgesa carbonated blast
  • 9. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACECoastal ObserverTanya AckermanD. J. Kinginterviews hisgrandmotherJean Crouch during the Red Carpet Roll Out
  • 10. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionHONORABLE MENTIONThe BoilingSprings SentryWilliamBuchheitLincoln Rhodanand Riley Cariashad a big time at the Rally for Recovery
  • 11. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACETribune-TimesGwinn DavisDonnie Ray cools off ashe works
  • 12. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACETribune-TimesGwinn DavisAmanda Buchananenjoys the snow
  • 13. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE Tribune-Times Gwinn Davis Fun in the snow
  • 14. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionHONORABLE MENTION The Gaffney Ledger Joe L. Hughes II Sneak-Up Dance
  • 15. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe News & ReporterHolly HindmanFather and son attractor show
  • 16. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACEThe SummervilleJournal SceneLeslie CantuThe NationalAnthem duringthe ribbon cuttingceremony
  • 17. FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACEThe News & ReporterTravis JenkinsReflecting on thefallen
  • 18. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionHONORABLE MENTIONUnion County NewsPete CochranATV Dump
  • 19. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionHONORABLE MENTIONThe StarMike AdamsStephen Hammondfinds the hole andplows ahead
  • 20. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionHONORABLE MENTIONThe Woodruff NewsTrenton BrockPITSTOP
  • 21. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACECoastal ObserverTanya AckermanBoyd Browncomes off hisboard
  • 22. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACEThe Eagle-RecordDoug RogersHanhan @Woodland
  • 23. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE Union County News Pete Cochran Intense Pitcher
  • 24. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACETribune-TimesGwinn DavisHillcrest’s BrittneyWashington andBritney Hollidaybattle for the ball
  • 25. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACETribune-TimesGwinn DavisMann’s BradyHegwood collideswith Mauldin’sRamon Osuna
  • 26. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE The Greer Citizen Mandy Ferguson Greer’s LeBrian Shiflet rises toward the rim
  • 27. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionHONORABLE MENTIONThe Summerville Journal SceneRoger LeeBattle for the ball
  • 28. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe Dillon HeraldJohnnie DanielsSummervilleDefeats ColletonCounty
  • 29. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACEThe News & ReporterTravis JenkinsLittle League ball
  • 30. SPORTS ACTION PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE The News & Reporter Travis Jenkins Goat Roping
  • 31. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE (TIE) News-Chronicle Debbie Rogers Andrew “Rudy” Cox (24) Celebrates a Bear win with Joe TerBeek
  • 32. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE (TIE) The Berkeley Independent Dan Brown LeAnna Morrison displays the medals
  • 33. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACEMyrtle Beach HeraldAmanda KelleyMyrtle Beachsenior Hart Zwinghugs Aristen Bakuafter the Seahawkslost 2-1
  • 34. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE Union County News Pete Cochran Little Batter Focus
  • 35. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionHONORABLE MENTIONTribune-TimesGwinn DavisDespite losingthe gogglesHolly Tree races to the finish line
  • 36. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACETribune-TimesGwinn DavisMauldin’s LexiStewart admiresher Gold Medal
  • 37. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACETribune-TimesGwinn DavisRiver Walk’s StephenJohnson reacts towinning Gold
  • 38. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE Carolina Forest Chronicle Michael Smith Post game pep talk
  • 39. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe Press &StandardBrantley StricklandCoach Trippe’snight
  • 40. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACEThe SummervilleJournal SceneRoger LeeCamper AlexQuinton sends ashot into the net
  • 41. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE The News & Reporter Trenton Brock Waiting for victory
  • 42. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACECoastal ObserverTanya AckermanRoy Gilbert makesguitars out of cigarboxes, cookie tins and silverware chests
  • 43. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACECoastal ObserverTanya AckermanMildred Point, 99
  • 44. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE The Manning Times Jason Lesley Pie in the face
  • 45. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionHONORABLE MENTIONCharleston City PaperAdam ChandlerButcher Frank Marvin posesas he prepares to close thedoors of Marvin’s Meats for good
  • 46. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACETribune-TimesGwinn DavisMauldin All-Statestandout DanaLanders is congratulated with kisses
  • 47. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACETribune-TimesGwinn DavisRiley Carter workswith the balloon crew
  • 48. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE Tribune-Times Gwinn Davis American Indian, “Mother Earth”
  • 49. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe Lancaster NewsAaron MorrisonChase Gordon takesTerry Dearing for a“spin”
  • 50. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACEThe Summerville Journal SceneStefan RogenmoserSuperintendent Joe Pye ishumbled as he receives astanding ovation at the Teacherof the Year dinner
  • 51. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE The Summerville Journal Scene Stefan Rogenmoser Children’s author Helen Lester plays kazoo
  • 52. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe Manning TimesVic MacDonaldLaurence Manning Academy football players
  • 53. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACEThe StarMike AdamsGUMC Bolvia Run
  • 54. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE Coastal Observer Tanya Ackerman Mud Bowl
  • 55. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe Fort Jackson LeaderSusanne KapplerSoldiers with Company B, 187th Ordnance Battalion
  • 56. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACECarolina Forest ChronicleMichael Smith1st annual Krispy Kreme 5Kand 10K challenge
  • 57. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE The Moultrie News Vickey Boyd Wando Marching Band
  • 58. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionTHIRD PLACEThe News & ReporterTrenton BrockGreat Falls wins state
  • 59. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACEThe News & ReporterHolly HindmanRichburg Fall festival
  • 60. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE The News & Reporter Nancy Parsons Rodeo
  • 61. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACENews and Press
  • 62. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Under 6,000 Division COVERING AIRPORT, B-L, B-C, CHAPIN, DUTCH FORK, GILBERT, IRMO, LEXINGTON, PELION, SWANSEA, WHITE KNOLL, WYMAN KING Chronicle Chapin rallies past L E X I N GT G Swansea, Page C1 AND The Dispatch-News Readers reflect on 9-11 anniversary, Page B3 SINCE 1870 Thursday, September 8, 2011 | Vol. 140, 46th Edition | Four sections, 24 pages www.lexingtonchronicle.com | Lexington, S.C. | 75 CENTS WE WILL NEVER FORGETSECOND PLACE ZONING UPROAR: Neighbors of a proposed Lexington apartment com- plex upset over variance ruling, Page A2. 2011 ELECTION: Filing for most county muncipali- ties has ended. See who is running and who is not, Page A5. BLOCK PARTY: FA parade and block party will take place on Hendrix Street in Lexington Satur- day. Parade: 10 a.m. Block party: Noon - 10 p.m. TEN YEARS: Happy birthday to Gabriella Rose Wingard who was born September 11,2001. She is the daughter of E. David and AdelleLexington County Chronicle Wingard and attends New Providence Elementary School. Her granddaddy Roberts (Bob) attended the Old Providence School. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Wingard and the late Ernest R. Wingard Jr. of Lexington and also the late B.F and Clara S. Har- . rison of Clinton. CHRONICLE POLL Will South Carolina win& TheD ispatchN ews the SEC? Go online to vote at www.lexingtonchronicle.com Last month’s poll: Did the county really need to raise taxes? Yes 11% | No 89% OLD GRUMP _ | MARK BELLUNE | CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO Oscar Wilde had it right: “Always forgive your Former White Knoll Middle School students Tanya Gates (left) and Lexington County School District One Retired Assistant Superintendent enemies. Nothing annoys Damaris Collier hold the South Carolina Remembers banner at Ground Joyce Carter, SCRC Member and Irmo Fire Chief Mike Sonefeld, Dama- them so much.” He wasn’t Zero in New York Sept. 11, 2009. Lexington County residents in atten- ris’ mother Denise Collier, Laura Jones, Joe and Candy Alaimo, Damaris’ talking about our 9-11 dance include Tina Ocasio, WKMS Teacher Claudia Moose, SC Remem- father Dale Collier, and SCRC Chairman Dan Hennigan. A special 9-11 enemies but it works for bers Committee (SCRC) Member Lt. JJ Jones, SCRC Member and Remembrance report is inside this issue. me. Lets really annoy them on the 10th anniversary of Major donors helping to build Children’s Place their attacks on us. INSIDE TODAY _ | Business ..................... C3 Calendar ..................... C7 BY JERRY BELLUNE his wife Linda and Ron’s brother Ted ington. The problems begin for the chil- Church Guide .............A4 JerryBellune@yahoo.com and his wife Joanne. The Chris Myers Children’s Place dren when their mothers go home Classifieds .................. D1 Ted McGee was excited. The two brothers operate Hoover is named for the late son of 11th and back into the situations that put Columnists .............. C4-6 Four friends have come forward Metal Buildings. Circuit Solicitor Donnie Myers. them in Samaritan’s Well to begin Most Wanted ..............A6 to donate $250,000 to help him buy “Lexington County has been good Like Samaritan’s Well, the Chil- with, McGee said. Obituaries ...................A4 two large brick homes in Lexington to us,” Ron Hoover said. “We want- dren’s Place will be operated by McGee, who founded the S.C. Opinion .......................A7 for the Chris Myers Children’s Place. ed to give back to the community. Christ Central Ministries, a volun- Christian Chamber of Commerce Phantom Driver ...........A6 The donation will buy one of the “Seeing these homeless children is teer organization founded by former with Jones, said the churches need Sports ...................... C1-2 houses. terribly sad. They’re our future.” businessman Jimmy Jones. to become more involved. Accuracy and credibility are McGee is looking for a major do- The brothers saw the problems “I am excited to visit the various “There’s so much the faith com- our major concerns. If you nor to buy the other house and 14 children face when they built Sa- mission stations and see the recipi- munity can do,” he said. see an error, please e-mail acres surrounding the houses. maritan’s Well, a shelter for abused ents of ‘hope’ and ‘help’ through the “They need to teach mothers how markbellune@yahoo.com The donors are Ron Hoover and women and their children in Lex- army of volunteers,” Jones said. to be mothers.” or call 359-7633. Copyright 2011, Lexington Publishing Company, Inc. To Subscribe Call 359-7633 Mail to: Lexington County Chronicle Telephone:_________________________________________________ City Address ________________________________________________ Name Yes! I want to save money and subscribe! 1 Year $35 Lexington, SC 29071-0009 P Box 9 ______________________________State ___Zip________ ________________________________________________ .O. $47 (out-of-county add $12 postage) PHOTO BY VAL AUGUSTINE | CHRONICLE Chapin High School cheerleaders ride in the Chapin Labor Day Festival A full gallery is online at www.LexingtonChronicle.com and click on the Parade Monday morning. More photos from the event, pages A8, D-4. Big Blue Button on the righthand side of the home page.
  • 63. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Under 6,000 Division ARR! Pirate attraction prepping for maiden voyage in MB | Page 3A VOL. 18 NO. 7 FEBRUARY 18, 2011 75 CENTS MARCH GLADNESS | Page 5B A SECOND STORE?FIRST PLACE County OKs plans for new Target BY CHARLES D. PERRY THE HERALD A second Target store is being planned for the Myrtle Beach area, Horry County officials said, but it’s unclear when the store will be built. County staff recently ap- proved a master plan for a Tar- get near the intersection of S.C. MyrtleB eachH erald 544 and U.S. 17 Bypass, said Janet Carter, the county’s plan- ning director. The site is close to the Atlanta FILE PHOTO Bread Company and Bob Registrants are joined by Evans restaurants. spectators as they run through “Of course, there will be other the parking lot of BB&T Coastal retail entities coming on board at a later date,” she said. “But for Field, where the 2010 Myrtle right now, that’s the only store Beach Marathon would that I’m aware of.” have finished. Last The Minneapolis-based re- year’s race was cancelled tail giant operates in 49 states due to inclement weather. with 1,752 stores, including one on Seaboard Street in Myrtle Beach. Target spokeswoman Sarah Van Nevel said the company doesn’t plan to open any stores in South Carolina this year, but she said that doesn’t mean it’s not planning to later. “We have information about stores actually opening in 2011 but nothing past that,” she said. Carter said the owner of the site being eyed by Target is MEPNJ Limited Partnership. Earlier this month, the coun- ty transferred Sayebrook Park- way, the road Atlanta Bread Company faces, back to MEPNJ, the original landowner. Carter said MEPNJ is plan- ning to create its own internal BY MATT MONTGOMERY AND AMANDA KELLEY Boulevard and Grissom Parkway, finishing at BB&T property owners association THE HERALD Schedule of events Coastal Field. that would be responsible for Friday, Feb. 18 It also takes runners through the Market Com- maintaining the road. Thousands of runners are flocking to the Grand mon shopping district, which Walsh hopes will in- • Runner’s Expo, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. As for what’s next, Carter said Strand to race in the annual Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach crease business in the city. Marathon Saturday. • Ripley’s Aquarium Family Fun Run, 5:30 - 6 p.m. that once the property is trans- Online registration for the half-marathon (13.1- ferred to Target, building plans Last year’s race was canceled after four inches of • RBC Bank 5K, 7 - 8 p.m. mile run) is full with all 3,850 slots spoken for. would likely be submitted to snow fell overnight, creating what officials said were Saturday, Feb. 19 There is still some room left in the 26.2-mile the county. unsafe conditions for volunteers and city workers to • BI-LO Marathon, 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. marathon, and runners can register at the expo, A representative for the prop- set up. • Dasani Half Marathon, 6:30 - 10:30 a.m. which runs from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. today at the erty owner told county leaders But most runners hit the streets anyway after the • House of Blues post-race party, 5 - 7 p.m. Myrtle Beach Convention Center. late last year that the company morning sun melted the white fluff into puddles. The day before the race kicks off, there is also a 5K hopes to close on the project in March. “There were people that still said, ‘To heck with it. We came to run and we’re going to run,’” marathon Runner’s Expo race sponsored by RBC Bank as well as the Ripley’s Family Fun Run, which is a mile-long course director Shaun Walsh said. Where - Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 around Broadway at the Beach. Charles D. Perry • 488-7258 Weather is uncontrollable, Walsh said, but many N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach There is still room for runners in the 5K, and en- of last year’s runners came from much colder places More info - Expo is free and open to the public. trance to the race costs $50 at the expo. For the fam- and the snowy situation was familiar. Call (843) 236-2714 or visit mbmarathon.com. ily fun run, there is no limit to the number of run- So they ran anyway. ners and the cost is $15 per person. “For the most part, runners are a hardy bunch,” There are a few changes to the race this year, in- Overall, Walsh expects about 10,000 people will Walsh said. “Those that come have sacrificed time cluding a new route, Walsh said. participate in the event. and effort just to be fit enough to run. They’ve also The route is actually the same one that was sup- A post-race party will be held at the House of spent good money to be able to come to the event.” posed to be used last year, but because of the can- Blues on Saturday. That event is open to the general Weather doesn’t appear to be a problem this year. cellation it was never officially unveiled. public. While it’s of no additional cost to race partici- As of press time, the National Weather Service was The track showcases some of the best parts of pants, forecasting sunny skies for the race with a high of 65 Myrtle Beach. degrees. Runners will travel along Kings Highway, Ocean See MARATHON, Page 2A INSIDE Surfside police ‘manifesto’ makes some uneasy memo he calls a “manifesto,” concerned after several resi- there ready to kill people.’” federal agency. SPORTS ........................................1B LIFESTYLE ......................................9A OBITUARIES ....................................8A Chief calls which outlines some tips for officers, including an old CIA dents complained. She eventually asked that Frederick thinks the criti- cism about the document has “We never want to kill peo- ple,” Frederick said. “That’s MY SENIOR MOMENT ..........................5A RONDA RICH ................................... 5A OPINION .......................................4A criticism saying: “Be polite, be profes- sional, but have a plan to kill the line be removed from the chief’s memo. been overblown. He calls his memo a how- just nuts. The point was that if the CIA can be nice to people, everyone you meet.” “I am the daughter of a re- to-guide, and he said he’s then the Surfside Beach PD CALENDAR .....................................6A overblown Frederick’s manifesto — and particularly that line — tired police officer,” Blair said. “So I understood what Chief sent similar tips to employees under his supervision for the can certainly be nice.” “The off-hand reference to BY AMANDA KELLEY hasn’t settled well with some Frederick meant — always be last 20 years. a very old cop/soldier joke THE HERALD town residents. prepared. The advice in the letter, he was simply a device,” he said. “I do not agree with Chief “They put their lives at risk said, has been given to him “An attempt to remind our of- Mike Frederick insists he Frederick’s manifesto,” Surf- and on the line every day in over the years and helped ficers not to use the undeni- doesn’t want to kill anyone. side’s Tom Dodge said during potentially dangerous situa- him survive in the military able danger and risk they face He just wants his officers to a recent council meeting. tions, but … there are some and on multiple police de- every day as an excuse to be be safe. Councilwoman Vicki Blair people here who take things partments. rude. Our officers here in That, the Surfside police said the wording didn’t both- literally that would think, ‘Oh He even served on a count- See MANIFESTO, Page 2A chief said, is why he wrote a er her initially, but she grew my gosh! We have officers out er-terrorism task force with a
  • 64. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE Black Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Cyan Magenta Yellow SPORTS 1C www.laurenscountyadvertiser.net GOOD MORNING FOCUS 1B County King From Joyce Woods, owner of “N” Diva Zone. Woods, who Simplier times SPORTS 8A GOOD MORNING FOCUS 1B specializes in handcrafted and Clinton takes rivalry hand-selected jewelry, was Annual event highlights One step left From Vic Parsells, a mechanic’s assistant at Hammerhead Ready to fly game with Raiders, 28-0 recently manning a booth at the “Comin’ Home to Cross life “back in the day” Aeronautical, located at the Hill” festival. Laurens sends two to Laurens County Airport. See Laurens County Airport state wrestling finals page 1B for a closer look into the readies for future growth airport’s past, present and future. 75 ¢ per copy Wednesday September 14, 2011 Wednesday 75 ¢ per copy February 23, 2011Laurens County Vol. No. 127-Pub. No. 306000 Laurens, South Carolina No. 22-26 Pages Vol. No. 126-Pub. No. 306000 Laurens, South Carolina No. 68-24 Pages Waterloo Vandals Simpsonville Fountain Inn man man killed cause man killed in vehicle sewage in Monday arrested for illegal tatooing, criminal accident spill car crash By Cory EngleAdvertiser By Daniel J. Lauer By Daniel J. Lauer Staff Writer sexual misconduct Staff Writer A vehicle accident Friday morning claimed the life of a Staff Writer The Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission worked A single-vehicle accident in Laurens County early Monday By Cory Engle 10 tattoos without a license dat- Waterloo man after his vehicle for almost four hours on Friday morning left a Simpsonville man ing back to Oct. 16. went off the road. Michael Lee to clean up a sewage spill caused Staff Writer “Everybody I ran into had tat- “Pee Wee” Weathers, 32, of 473 when vandals stole manhole dead as he was reportedly going to work at Norbord in Joanna. A Fountain Inn man who toos from him,” said Lt. Relax Street, received fatal covers and blocked a sewage Garrett Peters, 38, was pro- turned himself in to police on Shannon Childress, who is injuries in the accident, which line near its pump station at nounced dead at the scene due to Saturday after a 36-hour man- investigating the case for the occurred at 9:38 a.m. on Easy Woodfield industrial park. blunt force trauma to the head hunt is behind bars at the LCSO. “A lot Road, about 1.5 miles south of LCWSC Executive Director and body. He was wearing his Johnson Detention Center facing of people Laurens. Jeff Field said his office was 23 charges ranging from tattoo- knew him. According to the S.C. alerted to the problem when a seat belt. According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Peters was ing without a license to criminal sexual misconduct with a 15- This didn’t just stop on Highway Patrol, Weathers was operating a full-size SUV and Solemn 9/11 Tribute pump station alarm sounded at the Clinton-Joanna Wastewater operating a 2000 Toyota SUV year-old girl. his street. We traveling north on Easy Road Photo by Cory Engle Treatment Plant. and traveling east on I-26 when Photo by Daniel J. Lauer Charlton Eric Brown, 28, of were in when he went off the left side of OUR HEROES — Laurens County honored its own heroes Field said that, when crews he lost control of the vehicle at FATAL PLANE CRASH — LCSO Deputy Paul Page secures the scene of Saturday after- 259 Durbin Ridge Road, Fountain Inn, the road and struck an embank- on Saturday in Clinton when they were inducted at the sev- investigated, they discovered 6:53 a.m. as he was exiting at noon’s plane crash that killed pilot Robert Burdette. Neighbors said Burdette’s plane sound- Fountain Inn, was taken into cus- Simpsonville, ment. He was transported to the enth annual Hall of Heroes at Clinton High School. The day that three manhole covers had mile marker 60. Driving up the ed “high pitched and shrill” before it crashed in the field. tody at a gas station on Haywood Duncan, Laurens County Hospital emer- started at 11 a.m. with a parade down Broad Street to the been removed and someone had exit ramp to S.C. Highway 66 Road in Greenville, after the ever ywhere. gency room and later taken by Depot in downtown Clinton where a wreath ceremony was thrown rocks and plant debris (Whitmire Highway), Peters traveled out of control off the Plane crash kills Ware Shoals pilot Laurens County Sheriff’s Office signed a warrant for his arrest on charges of contributing to the We were all over place.” the Charlton Eric Brown helicopter to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he died. held at the Veterans Memorial. At 5 p.m. the official Hall of Heroes ceremony began in the CHS auditorium. This year 21 veterans representing three military branches in four into the sewers, causing them to overflow and dump approxi- mately 3,400 gallons of sewage left side of the roadway, contin- delinquency of a minor. O n Laurens County Coroner Nick wars were inducted. For additional photos visit The Laurens into a tributary of Stoddard ued out of control off the right By Daniel J. Lauer was having engine trouble Transportation Safety Board Creek. side and then swerved left again, because it sounded “high (NTSB) and the Federal According to police reports, a Saturday, LCSO investigators Nichols said Weathers’ vehicle County Advertiser’s Facebook page. causing the vehicle to begin Staff Writer pitched and shrill.” Aviation Administration (FAA) complainant called the LCSO contacted Brown’s mother in crashed head-on into a large ■ See Vandals, page 8A overturning. The speed limit on A plane crash in Ware Shoals “It (the engine) sounded like were on hand Sunday to investi- and said that Brown had tattooed Greenville County. She in turn rock pile. He was wearing his the ramp is 40 mph, and the SCHP is further investigating Peters’ estimated speed. late Saturday afternoon claimed the life of the pilot who neigh- bors said could be seen flying a crotch rocket motorcycle,” Patterson said. Both said that Burdette had gate. According to a LCSO inci- dent report, the plane initially her 15-year-old daughter and supplied her with alcohol while she was at his home during the convinced Brown to turn himself in to police. Brown contacted the LCSO that evening and met seat belt and first responders had to cut him out of the vehicle. According to Nichols, Weather Community, leaders meet to discuss crime in Ware Shoals Laurens County coroner Nick every weekend when the weath- his own grass runway about a made contact with the ground weekend of Feb. 5. them at a location on Haywood suffered major blunt force trau- er was nice. Robert “Ronnie” mile away from the crash site. about 95 yards from its final A manhunt ensued as officers Road where he surrendered ma to the head and was pro- By Cory Engle cerns of citizens in and around plexities of living in a city that “We’ve got to stiffen those Peace further explained that, Nichols said preliminary tests Ware Shoals. encompasses three sheriff ’s juris- penalties on non-violent offend- just because a person is arrested, do not indicate that drugs or Burdette, 69, died after his sin- “If the weather was good, you resting place. The engine, with attempted to locate Brown. In without incident. nounced brain dead at Staff Writer the process of their investigation, Brown was transported to the Greenville Memorial. He later “I feel like dictions. ers,” Patrick said. “I don’t know if doesn’t mean his office will have alcohol are involved. However, gle-engine Cessna 150 crashed could bank on him flying the propeller still attached, was Citizens fed up with crime in I got a lot of “Because we’re in three coun- there’s a solution but there has to a case strong enough to prose- the South Carolina Law in a field located at 1441 Mount Saturday or Sunday” or even found about 100 yards away officers uncovered allegations Johnson Detention Center where succumbed to his injuries and that he had also provided drugs he was booked and a $61,000 was pronounced dead at 10:33 western Laurens County gathered good points ties … we are a no-man’s land,” be a better way.” cute. Enforcement Division (SLED) Bethel Road at 5:16 p.m. both days, Patterson said. from the plane’s final position. at the Western Laurens Fire out of it,” said Ware Shoals resident Cindy Peace explained that, if a defen- “Just because someone has a will perform further toxicology. Neighbors Judy Ridgeway The Laurens County Sheriff ’s The plane itself spun or cart- to two other minors on the same bond was set. Brown is not eligi- Friday evening. day and had tattooed at least ble to pay 10 percent due to the Department on Indian Mound Wood said. “I Adams. “I have stopped my car dant enters into a plea agreement warrant, doesn’t mean it’s a good This is the first fatal traffic and Dan Patterson both heard Office, along with Laurens wheeled before stopping upside accident in Laurens County this year. the plane as it came in overhead. Ridgeway thought that Burdette County Fire crews, responded to the scene. Both the National ■ See Crash, page 12A three minors between the ages of 14 and 16 since Dec. 17. Brown sexual misconduct charge. He remained behind bars as of Trimming Road Thursday night to voice their concerns to a panel of law enforcement leaders, many leav- hope it’s the start maybe of a because people were fighting in the middle of the street but when you call 911, the first thing they with his office, prosecutors will recommend a sentence to the judge. If, however, a defendant case,” he said. “Once it gets to our office, our assistant solicitors evaluate the case and make a also allegedly performed at least Tuesday afternoon. crews take ing with a better understanding of the criminal justice system in meeting in G r e e n wo o d ask is what county you’re in. I don’t care what county it is. pleads guilty without entering into an agreement with his office, determination if it’s a case we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Fire officials: Hold off South Carolina. County and in There’s got to be some way to the sentence is left entirely up to “My phone number is 864-993- proactive The meeting, organized by Laurens County Council member A b b e v i l l e Councilman County. Meth approach this that relies on plain common sense.” the judge. “If they catch someone who’s 0751,” Peace said. “If you ever have a question about a case, call on any outdoor burning approach Joe Wood and Greenwood County Council member Bob Jennings, is a serious Joe Wood problem around here that leads to Peace faced criticism from some citizens, such as Dan stolen thousands of dollars in material, they are not going to get me …. If you give me a name, I can check on it. If we’ve done gathered Sheriffs Ricky Chastain a lot of other crimes.” Patrick who owns two plants in a recommendation of probation or something wrong, we need to By Daniel J. Lauer Scott Hawkins with the South of Laurens County, Tony Davis of Citizens came to the meeting Ware Shoals. He said his business PTI (pre-trial intervention),” know so we can correct the prob- Carolina Forestry Commission By Daniel J. Lauer Greenwood County and Charles with a variety of issues. Some has been vandalized at least six Peace told Patrick. “In your case, lem before it becomes systemic. Staff Writer said that the agency had respond- Staff Writer Goodwin of Abbeville County as were crime victims who felt that times in the past year, costing him you wouldn’t see a recommenda- “Usually you’ll find that there State and local officials are ed to 226 fires statewide from well as Eighth Circuit Solicitor justice had not been served, oth- approximately $500,000 in lost tion from my office for probation urging residents statewide to Feb. 1 to Feb. 17, the evening the After strong storms, electric Jerry Peace to address the con- ers had concerns about the com- revenue. or PTI.” ■ See Crime, page 8A postpone plans for outdoor burn- Red Flag was issued. During this utility companies often work long ing. Dry conditions and high past weekend alone, he reported, hours to clean up and restore winds have caused fires to spread rapidly, prompting the South the commission responded to an estimated 221 additional fires. power to customers left in the dark. But now many utilities are Open since 1955 Carolina Forestry Commission to When conditions do improve, taking a proactive approach to issue a Red Flag Fire Alert Monday for counties in the Pee Dee region. people interested in burning yard debris should call the Forestry Commission’s Laurens County minimize the chances that over- grown limbs take down the lines. Woods Edge Gifts closing its doors “It (overgrown trees) poses a While the Upstate was not line at 800-705-8611 to report hazard from a power quality By Judith Brown The store thrived there for cal but unusual household items, under an alert, Monday still saw burning plans. Hawkins said the standpoint,” said Greg Ziegler, more than four decades, drawing including gourmet quality Laurens County fire crews automated message center will superintendent for the Laurens Staff Writer people within Laurens and even kitchen ware otherwise unavail- responding to various fires to notify callers of conditions and Commission of Public Works’ The first and last owners of out of town with its unusual able in the county, and it was a provide mutual aid in Fountain whether it is safe to burn. electric department. “Also, condi- Woods Edge Gifts had the same array of gifts. regular spot for brides to regis- Inn and Enoree. They battled the Lindley said that the only thing tions have to be right for it but goal in mind. For store founder “I made trips to Atlanta, New ter. blazes in sustained winds of 18 people can burn on their proper- you can get electrocuted if a tree Mary Collins and Cathy Little, York and Dallas so I could find “I registered there when I got mph gusting to 33 mph recorded ty is vegetative material, includ- branch is touching a live wire and who has recently made the tough married 12 years ago,” Little “ at the Laurens County Airport. ing tree limbs, brush and leaves. you touch the tree as you walk by. decision to close this weekend, said, “and almost every present I Crews also responded for mutual Manmade trash, including paper “No one likes the lights to be spending time with their small got, at least from friends here, aid in Abbeville on Tuesday and bottles, is prohibited. blinking if the trees are in the children has been a priority in came from Woods Edge.” afternoon shortly after 3 p.m. “You are not even supposed to lines,” he added. their respective decisions I registered there Little purchased the store According to Laurens County burn construction debris, such as Initially, the electric linemen regarding Woods Edge Gifts. when I got married from Mary Shannon Bell, Fire Service coordinator Greg 2-by-4’s,” Lindley said, adding did the trimming work them- For Collins, it was the perfect Collins’ niece, who had taken Photo by Daniel J. Lauer Lindley, brush fires have been that the Department of Health selves. Later, the LCPW used plan. When she opened the orig- 12 years ago, and over after Collins retired and SEWER SPILL CLEANUP — Danny Ray Butler (from left), Russell McColley and Blake Babb hose down a section of North common in recent weeks. and Environmental Control contractors to do the work but inal Woods Edge in 1955, she almost every present who made the move to the Harper Street at The Oaks Shopping Center after a sewer main was clogged with grease. CPW personnel had to close a lane “We have been very busy with (DHEC) can levy fines for illegal Ziegler said that it didn’t seem to and her husband, Gordon, built Historic Courthouse Square for brush fires,” he said. “We are burning. be cost effective. the small gift shop right in their I got, at least from the visibility it provided. When of the major road to deal with the blockage. urging anyone not to do any out- Hawkins said that it is also a own backyard on Woodlawn friends here, came Little bought the store from door burning at all until we get violation of state law to allow a ■ See Crews, page 8A Drive in Laurens. It was aptly Grease clogs sewer; CPW flushes it away from Woods Edge. Bell, that was the tradition she some rain.” fire to escape. Basically, if your named, nestled into the pine wanted to continue. ” Calls for mutual aid have fire escapes, you can be fined. If “And we were not getting the trees in the wooded area in the Little admits that she was a bit requested pumpers, engines, manpower and brush trucks. That it damages property, you will be liable. Index quality of work that we can get by neighborhood between Todd Avenue and Academy and West Cathy Little naive about the work and time By Daniel J. Lauer sewer. Crews worked for several grease trap installed prior to open- “Particularly after a holiday, doing it ourselves.” involved in running a retail busi- hours to clear debris from the ing. A report submitted by the when people dumped turkey fat left the county scrambling to BULLETIN BOARD 7C Main streets. ness and hasn’t had the free time Staff Writer sewer main, using a jetting CPW to DHEC regarding last down the drain, we used to see it a replace depleted personnel and She could be in the store or in new and different things,” she thought she would have CHURCH EVENTS 6B The Laurens Commission of Public Works would like to machine to target the blockage with high-pressure water. Tuesday’s incident states that approximately 2,000 gallons of lot. It hasn’t been quite as bad in the last couple of years.” resources at the northern end of Laurens County. Index CLASSIFIEDS 4C the house, she said, because “even if I was in the house I Collins said, “and I had wonder- ful customers.” when she left her out-of-town corporate job to be her own remind everyone not to dump fats, “Each commercial food entity wastewater was released down the Commercial properties haven’t Lindley said conditions have NEIGHBORS 2B could see if anyone drove up.” Among her loyal customers boss. Then over a year ago, her Photo by Judith Brown oils and grease down their sink. is required to have a grease trap,” street. been much of a problem due to led to some “terrible fires” in the BULLETIN BOARD 12B “I thought Laurens needed a LALIQUE — The founder of the original Woods Edge Gifts OBITUARIES 4A were businesses, including oldest daughter, Canady, was This comes after the CPW tackled Young said, adding that the CPW “In these situations, we are sup- the DHEC-required grease trap. area. CHURCH EVENTS 6B nice gift shop,” she said, and the Laurens Glass, which almost diagnosed with Williams over 56 years ago, Mary Collins holds one of the French glass “Coming through the winter OPINION 6A a major sewer blockage at the was not singling out any specific posed to clean it up and then noti- And industries are closely moni- CLASSIFIEDS 7B ability to raise her children, exclusively bought from her Syndrome, a genetic disorder items by the Lalique line, popular gifts when she opened in entrance of The Oaks Shopping business. “From time to time, fy DHEC,” Young said. tored and subject to fines “if they months, when we have any kind POLICE LOG 5A Steve, Carolyn and Peggy, while “Lalique” line of French glass which requires regular therapy 1955. The store survived more than four decades, a move NEIGHBORS 2B Center on North Harper Street they (the trap) might not get Young said that it has been go outside the permit parame- of dry spell with no rainfall, that SERVICE PAGE 4B still making some extra money items for its clients. Her selec- downtown, and even the recent economic downturn, but is Tuesday afternoon of last week. maintained and problems can quite a while since a blockage of ters.” is when you have the chance for OBITUARIES 10A worked out well. tion included a variety of practi- ■ See Closing, page 8A now set to close this weekend. According to CPW assistant arise.” this magnitude was encountered. “We encourage folks to pay a good rash of brush fires,” he OPINION 6A general manager John Young, one The Department of Health and He said that on the residential more attention to what they pour said. “Once spring hits and the POLICE LOG 5A lane of North Harper Street was closed after grease clogged up the Environmental Control (DHEC) requires that restaurants have a side, it used to be more of a prob- lem. down the drain in the future,” Young said. grass greens up, it kind of dies back down.” SERVICE PAGE 4B www.laurenscountyadvertiser.net
  • 65. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Over 6,000 Division NEW SUBDIVISION: Stalled project back on track, 3A Wild finish Petition filed for Sunday WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2011 Jackets score late, but not enough, 1B alcohol sales, 4A www.fortmilltimes.com 14 PAGES COVERING FORT MILL, TEGA CAY AND INDIAN LAND SINCE 1892 COST: 50¢SECOND PLACE An artist’s rendering of what the new Carolinas Medical Center-Fort Mill could look like. Care Center low on food By Michael Harrison mharrison@fortmilltimes.com FORT MILL — Nine thousand pounds of food might seem like a lot, but not when you have hun- dreds of hungry mouths to feed. The Fort Mill Care Center, which offers food and other as- sistance – from personal care items to help paying utility bills – is in danger of running out of ship residents, adults and chil- dren, who had nowhere else to turn last month. Jan Arnold, who oversees the center’s pantry operations, is worried she can’t keep up with the demand. “I wouldn’t cry wolf,” Arnold said last week, while volunteers were busy filling shopping bags for clients, who use a checklist to request specific items, such as grits, eggs and diapers, or State picks supplies. That 9,000 pounds canned tomatoes, powdered dwindled to 8,000 in just a cou- milk, cereal and soap. Clients ple of days last week. Mean- can have orders filled once a while, the Care Center helped a month. record 350 families in August, up “It’s getting critically low,”FortM ill Times CHS to build from 329 families the previous Arnold said. MICHAEL HARRISON/FORT MILL TIMES month. Volunteer Anne Marie May helps fill orders for Fort Mill Care That’s 1,123 Fort Mill Town- Please see CENTER 8A Center clients. The center is ’critically’ low on supplies. town hospital TAILS, TONGUES AND TALENT: DogGone fest By Don Worthington stressed their doctors and facili- dworthington@heraldonline.com ties were already the people’s choice to meet the medical needs FO RT M I L L — C a ro l i n a s of Tega Cay and Fort Mill. Last Fri- HealthCare System has won the day, state health regulators with seven-year battle to build the first the state Department of Health hospital in Fort Mill – but appeals and Environmental Control said from the losing sides could be on Carolinas HealthCare’s proposed the way, prolonging the fight. hospital would best meet the S.C. regulators announced community’s needs, was finan- Sept. 9 that the company can cially the soundest and would build a 64-bed, $77.5 million hos- not harm other providers in York pital to be called Carolinas Med- County. ical Center-Fort Mill. CHS beat “All we want to do is to provide out Novant Health, which runs local health care,” said Chris Presbyterian Hospital, and Tenet Hummer, president of Carolinas Healthcare Corp., which runs Medical Center-Pineville. CMC is Piedmont Medical Center in Rock already providing care to 56 per- Hill. cent of the residents of northern Experts say the state decision York County, according to its da- bolsters CHS’s dominance in the ta. Charlotte region, where it has Officials with the two other ap- seven hospitals. plicants – Piedmont Medical Throughout the Fort Mill hos- p i t a l d e b a t e, C H S o f f i c i a l s Please see HOSPITAL 4A Baxter baker hot, JOHN MARKS/FORT MILL TIMES Contestants compete in “musical chairs” Saturday, where dogs jump into hoops when the music stops, during a fundraiser for Humane Society of York County. See more photos at www.fortmilltimes.com. hot, hot in ‘Cupcake Raising money for new shelter Wars’ FORT MILL — More than 100 people turned out Saturday for a “DogGone Good Time,” helping the Humane shelter it moved into over the weekend. Currently, the group has more than $134,000 toward its goal – 67 percent of laundry room. It’s a big move, Readett said, for the organization that averaged 287 dogs By Jenny Overman Society of York County in the process. the needed figure. and 161 cats adopted out the past three joverman@fortmilltimes.com The DogGone Good Time Festival at “Every year it keeps getting better years. Anne Springs Close Greenway drew and better,” said Marion Readett, one of “It’s very animal-friendly and it’ll FORT MILL TOWNSHIP — JENNY OVERMAN/FORT MILL TIMES guests from Fort Mill, Indian Land, about 20 Humane Society volunteers help us to help our animals a lot bet- Cupcrazed Cakery owner Heath- Heather McDonnell, owner of Greenville, Charlotte and other locales Saturday. ter,” she said. er McDonnell, along with assis- Cupcrazed Cakery in Fort Mill, with their pets for competitions, out- The new shelter at 8177 Regent Pkwy For more information, go to humane- tant Debbie McDonnell, smoked was the winner in the season door activities and the opportunity to is better designed to accommodate societyofyorkcounty.org. the competition on Food Net- finale of "Cupcake Wars." help the animal rescue organization animals with bigger cages, air condi- work’s “Cupcake Wars” Sunday toward its $200,000 goal for the new tioning, improved sanitation and a — John Marks night. cidents ever” on the show. Literally. In round one of competition The pair battled three cupcake the bakers had to incorporate bakers for $10,000 and the unique ingredients into their chance to serve cupcakes at country singer and actress Jen- nette McCurdy’s album release cupcake creations, including their choice of barbeque, fried chicken with mashed potatoes or Belair food pantry staying busier than ever party. One team was eliminated gumbo. after each of three rounds of com- “We’re choosing gumbo be- By Jenny Overman opening only one day each record 47 families – 150 people. church’s food pantry. petition. cause it will be the most difficult. joverman@fortmilltimes.com month and providing food, free Now, the pantry’s shelves are Mauney said many of the pan- At the end of the hour-long We didn’t come here to lose,” of charge, to Indian Land resi- nearly bare, and more people try’s customers are unemployed show, the Fort Mill residents, Heather McDonnell said. INDIAN LAND — It’s been al- dents in need. On the first day will arrive Thursday, Sept. 15, and some have only part time in- who are sisters-in-law, had taken “Go big or go home,” she add- most a year since Belair United the pantry opened, eight fami- hoping to pick up food to feed come. Others are elderly and on home the top prize. ed. Methodist Church in Indian lies were served. Recently, the them and their families. restricted income, she said. The show didn’t go without a The cupcake incorporated Land opened the doors to its pantry began opening its doors “I knew there was a need; I The pantry is set up to serve few hiccups, though, including a gumbo, corn and a savory frost- food pantry, and it’s serving twice monthly to meet the needs guess I just didn’t realize it was people who live in Indian Land, kitchen fire that host Justin Will- more people than ever. of more families. that widespread,” said Shirley man called “one of the biggest ac- Please see CUPCAKES 5A The pantry began in Oct. 2010, Last week, the pantry served a Mauney, who helps oversee the Please see PANTRY 8A INSIDE THIS EDITION GET BREAKING NEWS EVERY DAY AT GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH US ON www.fortmilltimes.com Community Calendar .2A Religion .......................6A Business.....................4A Opinion........................7A @fortmilltimes 7 68663 30930 3 Education....................5A Week’s Weather .........8A +
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  • 67. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly 2/3 Times Division CYAN-AOOO MAGENTA-OAOO YELLOW -OOAO BLACK 2/6/01 Christopher J. Murphy Attorney at LawTHIRD PLACE 136 West Richardson Ave | Summerville P. (843) 832-1120 SJ04-598595 Toll Free: (888) 833-1120 www.murphylawfirmllc.com ® Wednesday, September 7, 2011 50¢ www.journalscene.com Suspect in shooting gets $180k bond BY JIM TATUM Kitt, 22, of Summerville. Kitt faces car that was leaving the South Main According to the report, two shots in Orangeburg. He The Journal Scene several charges, including attempt- Mobile Home Park near Green were fired at the vehicle, striking was transported toThe Summerville ed murder, possession of a firearm Wave Boulevard in Summerville. Washington. The person driving the Summerville Sept. The man police say shot another during a violent crime, and posses- The two apparently had been car, Heather Pringle then sped out 1 for a bond hear- man at a Summerville mobile home ing and is currently sion of a firearm by a person con- involved in an earlier altercation of the mobile home park to a house still incarcerated in park will stay in jail for a while. victed of a violent crime. during which Kitt punched two blocks away. the Dorchester A city judge set a surety bond of Police believe Kitt is the man who Washington in the face, according Washington was transported to County Detention $180,000 during a bond hearing shot Javon Lamont Washington, 29, to a Summerville Police incident MUSC for treatment of his wounds. Center. Kitt held Sept. 1 for Shawn Maurice as he sat in the passenger seat of a report. Kitt was arrested a few days later 9-11JournalS cene Marty Lederhandler/AP Photo In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, people in front of New Yorks St. Patricks Cathedral react as they look down Fifth Avenue towards the World Trade Center after two airliners crashed into the twin 110-story buildings. then, now BY STEFAN ROGENMOSER The Journal Scene Summerville resident A’delle Chellis, was across the street from the Pentagon in Washington D.C. on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The hotel she stayed at is visible in some of the video footage from that day. Chellis was about to leave for Summerville after See 9-11 Page 10A REMEMBERING 9-11 Summerville Baptist Church Saturday, Sept. 10 • 7 p.m. The Summerville Community Orchestra performs at 7 p.m on Sept. 10 with the Charleston Symphony Spiritual Ensemble at Summerville Baptist Church in a concert honoring Summervilles First Responders. Concert free, but ticket required. Tickets available at Summerville Town Hall, George P. Seago Library, and Summerville Baptist Church. St. John the Beloved Catholic Church Prayer Service for Peace Sunday, Sept. 11 • 3 p.m. At the root of our need for healing is our need for peace, so clergy and musicians from several area churches will offer a Prayer Service that should last about 45 minutes Location: 28 Sumter Ave. Freedom Hall at Pinewood Preparatory School Richard Drew/AP Photo Sunday, Sept. 11 • 4 p.m. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, the south tower starts to collapse as 9-11 remembrance “Resilience” 9-11 Concert “We will never forget,” Summerville Community Orchestra The new One World Trade Center towers over the lower smoke billows from both buildings of the World Trade Center in Location: 1114 Orangeburg Road Manhattan skyline in August, 2011. The skyscraper is now 76 New York. The 10th anniversary of the attack is being remem- Unveiling of 9-11 Medallion Liberty Garden, a reception and tour at floors and will reach 104 floors. bered with events this weekend. the Liberty Garden and 9-11 Walk of Honor. Businesses, employees to see changes Town to clean up discrepancies in garbage pickup with new budget BY LESLIE CANTU mercial trash containers. And many of the The Journal Scene “residential-commercial” businesses have two roll-carts but pay the fee for only one. Every dollar makes a difference. That’s The discrepancy occurred over time as the thinking behind a number of changes the town changed plans piece by piece. that Summerville Town Council plans to The town justified charging the fee to large make to get the budget on track. businesses by saying it would pick up bulk Members talked at a budget retreat in waste when the businesses called. Dorchester on Wednesday about policy But now that the town is getting a new changes that would affect employees and garbage collector, it could be time to clean business owners. up the discrepancies by removing the fee First up: garbage collection fees. from businesses without roll-carts and Director of Administrative Services Lisa ensuring that businesses with roll-carts Wallace explained that residences, large pay for each cart, Wallace said. businesses and “residential-commercial” Council has discussed the problem in the businesses, generally mom-and-pop type past but hasn’t acted, because it is politi- stores, each pay $102 per roll-cart for trash cal, Wallace said. Leslie Cantu/Journal Scene collection. The fee could also change once the town Summerville wants to clean up its trash collection fees. Businesses with roll-carts, like Except that the town’s contract with finalizes the contract with the new those on the left, have been paying a single $102 fee even if they have two carts. Suburban Disposal doesn’t cover trash col- provider. Although the town has been col- Businesses with large commercial bins, like those on the right, have been paying the lection for businesses that have large com- See TOWN Page 9A $102 even though the town provider doesn’t pick up their trash. Summerville Journal Scene • www.journalscene.com Dolittles always celebrates your dog, bring them in for a FREE treat. SJ04-598592 114 E Richardson Ave • 843-851-8173 CYAN-AOOO MAGENTA-OAOO YELLOW-OOAO BLACK 01/29/08
  • 68. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACE Lancaster County’s triweekly newspaper thelancasternews.com Wildfires kicking up early in state HOME & GARDEN, 1B The Lancaster News Friday, February 4, 2011 Bruins’ Dustin Belk signs to play football at North Greenville SPORTS, 5A Two Sections/16 Pages/75 cents Community steps up to help heart transplant patient Vickie Robinson Lancaster County’s triweekly newspaper The INSIDE, 3A Lancaster News Two prep teams host, two travel on Friday night SPORTS, 9ATheL ancasterN ews Wednesday, September 14, 2011 PHOTO SUPPLIED Girl falls from truck, dies thelancasternews.com Two sections/18 pages/75 cents Shirley Totherow, 3, jumped from a mov- Poverty impacts children ing truck and was hit by one of the Officials: Incident was accidental 8:35 p.m., Crawford said. The 3-year-old’s family was moving to a house and was driving a borrowed front tires, accord- ing to a Sheriff’s Jesef Williams as family members mourn her loss. truck, according to a Lancaster County Office report. She jwilliams@thelancasternews.com A shiny tiara, a cheerful smile and bright gray eyes. The 3-year-old Lancaster County girl died Tuesday night after falling from a moving truck outside a Mangum Drive home, said Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff’s Office incident report. The truck was turned off, but the keys were still in the ignition. was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she later died Economy negatively affects their education One relative said he thought every- before she could Jesef Williams The annual study, sponsored 10 key indicators. The study The study found that: That picture of Alyssah “Shirley” Coroner Glen Crawford. one was in the house. But Shirley in the state by the S.C. Budget finds that about 260,000 chil- ◆ 140,000 children in South be flown to another jwilliams@thelancasternews.com Totherow has most likely been a source Shirley was taken to Springs Memo- and Control Board, examines dren in the state – one in every Carolina are in families with See GIRL | Page 2A hospital. If you see four children walk- of joy, but now yields mixed emotions rial Hospital, where she died at about four – are living in poverty. one or both parents unem- ing around town, at least one of the impact of economic condi- tions on the nation’s children. Baron Holmes, projects di- ployed. them is poor. The data was released last rector for KIDS COUNT South ◆ South Carolina had the Though blunt and grim, that Landfill axed? Deputies’ month. Carolina, said the study looked second-highest percent in the statement reflects statewide South Carolina ranks 45th in closely at unemployment and nation (6 percent) of children statistics released by the Annie the United States for child well- foreclosure figures, which he with all resident parents unem- E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book. being, according to the study’s said are “startling.” See POVERTY | Page 2A names FILE PHOTO Lancaster County terminated Deputy Administrator Jeff Naftal County We remember 9/11 Pot PHOTOS BY REECE MURPHY/REPORTER on Monday. LEFT: Angie reverses Hunter of Primus, and her son, revealed Naftal plants Eli, 3, protest a proposed Waste Management Sheriff identifies officers change landfill at Tuesday night’s involved in shooting fired by found crowded Lancaster County Reece Murphy in landfill Council meeting. BELOW: Many people could not rmurphy@thelancasternews.com A witness to the shooting of a Lancaster man Monday night by sheriff’s deputies during a council buffers get into the cham- bers and had to stand in the hall- way. confrontation at a Lynwood Drive car wash said the victim appeared intoxicated, but calm until deputies arrived on the scene. Meanwhile, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the names of the deputies Deputy administrator was on job for 1 year in fire Officers also find Christopher Sardelli involved in the incident. They are Deputy Jera- mie MacKinson and Deputy Michael Kimbrell, said sheriff’s Maj. David Belk. csardelli@thelancasternews.com Only hours after sitting alongside equipment used Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Deese identified Lancaster County Council on Mon- day night, Deputy County Adminis- to make marijuana the victim of the shooting as George Randall “Randy” Bowers, 56. trator Jeff Naftal was relieved of his Christopher Sardelli While law enforcement officials are still not duties effective Tuesday. csardelli@thelancasternews.com commenting on the details of the shooting, an Council Chairwoman Kathy Sis- INDIAN LAND – A fire at an In- AARON MORRISON/amorrison @thelancasternews.com eyewitness report, confirmed in part by an tare confirmed the dian Land building exposed a mar- news Tuesday morn- Todd Williams holds the microphone for his wife, April, at the 9/11 service at the Lancaster sheriff’s office incident report released ijuana-growing operation last ing. She said Naftal, County Courthouse on Sunday. The Williamses are members of Fire Christian Fellowship. See SHOOTING | Page 2A week. who served as the In the background are Bishop Altheresa Goode Howard and Jamesila Williams of the Master’s Ministry. The marijuana was found shortly county’s deputy ad- after Lancaster County sheriff’s ministrator for just Candidate Sistare over a year, was no longer an employee of Lancaster Coun- ty. Community pays tribute deputies responded Sept. 6 to a blaze at a building in the 100 block of Dogwood Trail. When deputies arrived at 8:44 p.m., firefighters forum on “County Council just did not feel like Mr. Naftal was a good fit for Lancaster County,” Sistare said. “Jeff and Lancaster County were to victims Reece Murphy from the Indian Land, Pleasant Val- ley and Fort Mill fire departments were Monday going in different directions. We already on the scene didn’t feel like Mr. Naftal’s manage- rmurphy@thelancasternews.com putting out the fire, ment style was a good fit.” INDIAN LAND – Sorrow, according to a sher- Sistare did not go into specifics thanks and memories of Rossi iff’s office incident Vote unanimous for change Republicans square off for Senate seat about why Naftal was removed from the position. Councilman Larry Honeycutt, who represents District 4, also con- fear and disbelief occupied the hearts and minds of many as America paused over the past week to recog- REECE MURPHY/rmurphy@thelancasternews.com PCI Group officials and Lancaster County first responders report. As they were investigating the scene, deputies spoke with a man who called 911 because he noticed Christopher Sardelli The amendment comes only months firmed Naftal’s departure, but re- nize the 10th anniversary of csardelli@thelancasternews.com BZA Meeting after council changed the buffer to Jesef Williams ferred all comments about the situ- the 9/11 terrorist attacks. stand at the company’s 9/11 memorial, which was unveiled Sunday. From left, are PCI Group President Chris Kropac heavy smoke in the area and didn’t know if anyone was inside the 1,000 feet in county ordinance 1073. ation to Sistare. Such remembrances and With a show of hands, Lancaster County Council members voted unani- Canceled The new ordinance also states that jwilliams@thelancasternews.com “We prefer to have her speak for reflections could be seen Jr., EMS paramedic Louis Roman, former Pleasant Valley burning building. Deputies eventually spoke with the amendment can be used immedi- The public will have a chance to hear the right here at home. Fire Department Chief Paul Blackwelder, EMT Teresa mously Tuesday night on an ordinance A county Board of Zoning Appeals council,” Honeycutt said. the building’s owner, Darwin Rossi, ately by the county’s Board of Zoning Republican candidates for the open District 16 PCI Group, a direct mail Sims, paramedic Dustin Roberts, PCI Group Executive Vice that could hamper plans for a proposed meeting planned for Thursday night was In a three-sentence press release who said no one was inside the build- Appeals, even though ordinances usu- state Senate seat firm in Indian Land, un- President Skip Pawul, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen solid waste landfill in the county. canceled. Mike Griffin, of Griffin Brothers issued Tuesday afternoon, County ing, though it used to be for rent. ally don’t become official until after discuss key issues See REMEMBER | Page 2A Blackwelder and PVFD firefighter Joe Martas. Administrator Steve Willis also said Only minutes before the start of council’s meeting, copies of the last- Enterprises, withdrew his application by e-mail on Thursday afternoon. A public approval of third reading. It also directs early next week. Other forums Naftal was no longer employed by Once the fire was put out, an in- cident commander with the Indian the planning department to hire a li- Those five candi- minute ordinance circulated through hearing had been scheduled to hear The Lancaster TEA the county. dates are slated to Land Fire Department told depu- censed environmental engineer to de- Party and S.C. District “Lancaster County is moving in the crowd of more than 150 residents comments on the expansion of Mining appear at a special ties the fire appeared to be electri- termine a scientific reason for the buf- another direction and there is no who turned out for the meeting. Road Landfill, off S.C. 903. fer distance of 1 mile. forum that will be 5 Patriots are holding a cal. He said while firefighters were decision at this time on retaining Seats were at a premium and quickly Once the vote was cast, Council re- held Monday in- candidate forum from 11 inside the building, they noticed filled up as the room reached its maxi- side the Bradley a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the deputy administrator position,” ceived a standing ovation from many of what appeared to be equipment mum occupancy for the second time in decided to reverse a change it made Building multipur- Stevens Hall at the Uni- Willis said in the release. “We have the people in attendance. commonly used in growing mari- two weeks. Latecomers, many who several months ago in regards to land- pose room at the versity of South Carolina no additional comment as this is a In a rare deviation from the meeting, juana, along with chemicals in the were decked out in white as a sign of fill buffers. The new ordinance, which University of South at Lancaster. personnel matter.” Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare ex- upper portion of the building, the solidarity against a proposed landfill council voted to approve at the begin- Carolina at Lan- In a follow-up interview with The plained the meaning behind the new The Young Republi- report said. near S.C. 903, watched from the door- ning of its meeting, amends the coun- caster. Lancaster News on Tuesday after- ordinance before moving on. cans will hold a candidate Deputies went inside the build- way of council chambers. In their ty’s Unified Development Ordinance to Doors will open debate at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 noon, Willis said Naftal was re- “County Council based this on fur- ing and walked upstairs where the hands, some people held glossy fliers, change landfill buffers from 1,000 feet at 6 p.m., which also in Stevens Hall at moved from his position late Mon- ther investigation about the landfill fire started, and noticed equipment created by members of the Lancaster to 1 mile. will give time for USCL. day night. and discussions with DHEC (S.C. De- commonly used for growing mari- County Action Council, opposing the Under the county’s new requirement, candidates to in- “When council met in executive partment of Health and Environmental juana, as well as several marijuana landfill. landfills would not be allowed within 1 teract with attend- (closed) session last night, Jeff, Control) and looking at the Lee County plants, the report said. Council had not originally planned mile of residences and structures such ees. The forum will (county attorney) Mike Ey and my- landfill,” Sistare told the crowd. “Con- Rossi, 62, 126 Dogwood Trail, was any action on the landfill, but with as day-care centers, churches, schools, start at 6:30 p.m., said Dean Faile, president of self were not invited,” Willis said versation should have been taking later arrested and charged with mounting vocal opposition from resi- hospitals or publicly owned recreation- Tuesday morning. “Usually we’re See FORUM | Page 3A growing and manufacturing mari- dents throughout the county, council- al parks. See REVERSES | Page 8A back there with them.” juana and possession with intent to A personnel matter was listed on PHOTO COURTESY OF MELISSA KNIGHT distribute marijuana. The sheriff’s Monday’s council agenda as one of Buford Middle School students prepare for viewing the parade of vehicles in the 9/11 pro- office is investigating the case and INSIDE | 3A INDEX DEATHS George Bowers Jethro Brown Sr. Carolyn Parks Doris Small See NAFTAL | Page 2A gram held at the school on Monday morning, Sept. 12. more charges could be possible. Mulvaney supports COMMUNITY CALENDAR, 3B Ameila Covington William Strickland III Gregory for Senate District 16 seat CLASSIFIEDS, 6B | ENTERTAINMENT, 4B OPINION, 7A | POLICE, 4A | SPORTS, 5A 4A Willie Harris Brooks Johnson Barbara Jones Issac Colbert Tims Alyssah Totherow Charles Weagly Weather Partly sunny, Index Business..................................8A Food & Fun...........................1B Deaths, 4A Joe Blackmon James Herchek Ricardo Mendez Billy Byrd Myra Ramsey warm today Community Calendar............3B Opinion..............................11A Ted Dutton Sr. Edwina Rape Highs: 88-90 Classifieds................................5B Police Blotter........................4A B E Erric Rivers
  • 69. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE Chronicle-Independent Chronicle-Independent Serving Kershaw County since 1889 Chronicle-Independent Wednesday, September 14, 2011 CMYK Serving Kershaw County since 1889 © 2011 Camden Media Co. LLC Camden, South Carolina Single copy 75 cents © 2011 Camden Media Co. LLC Yoga without walls helps ease jitters for class beginners See Page 6 Football food See Page B8 Make time Meeting to focus Feed hungry fans and fight hunger....................................See Page 14 on building Mather endowment for meals ................See Page B4 City council to try ‘all-in-one’ meeting Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Camden, South Carolina Single copy 75 cents Leaders to test combined work session Sept. 8. City Manager council spent a good 30 to 45 minutes at Bronson told council. about whether or not council should Busy week for firefighters Kevin Bronson made the decision to do the beginning of the meeting discussing Bronson also said City Clerk Brenda continue to utilize work sessions. work session/regular meeting so following inquiries by Councilman the benefits and drawbacks of work ses- Davis would take minutes of the work “My opinion is that we should do Willard Polk and the Chronicle-Inde- sions, the financial consequences of re- session and they would be reflective of that,” Bronson said. “Given the way we By MARTIN L. CAHN pendent as to whether the city was vio- cording them and whether to continue what council has seen in the past from use work sessions, perhaps we would C-I (Camden, S.C.) associate editor lating the S.C. Freedom of Information holding work sessions. regular council minutes. all be well-served to evaluate the fre- camden@ci-camden.com Act by not recording work sessions. “The privilege of a work session is “She will be present whenever there quency, manner, time and content of fu- By TREVOR BARATKO bris burning or trees coming down on top or three other stations for most of the While most of the Sept. 8 work ses- that staff gets the time to see what your is a quorum present and record the ture work sessions.” C-I (Camden, S.C.) staff reporter of power lines, Faulkenberry said. calls.” sion focused on the city’s proposed policy preferences are, give you brief- minutes,” Bronson said. Despite his own inquiries into the For the first time ever, a tape record- county@ci-camden.com The largest fire, started Saturday af- Faulkenberry said he’s hoping for some er rolled and Camden’s city clerk took sports complex and whether it should ings on different matters and listen to He also addressed City Attorney legal requirements surrounding work ternoon by several children playing with rain later in the week, and he expects the be managed by the YMCA of Columbia, your instructions,” City Manager Kevin Charles Cushman’s recent comments Approximately 30 of the more than 300 notes during a Camden City Council See Camden, Page 4 a lighter, spread more than 40 acres from humidity to increase, weakening the con- fires statewide this weekend were in Ker- Hermitage Pond Road down to near Pine ducive fire conditions. shaw County, according to Kershaw Coun- Tree Hill School. Most other fires con- Weather.com lists a 70 percent chance ty Fire Marshal Gene Faulkenberry. “All the weather factors came into play -- the low humidity, the high winds, the dry conditions,” Faulkenberry said Tues- sumed 10 acres or less, and hadn’t caused significant damage, according to Faulken- berry. “Fortunately, we have a good crew of rain in Camden for Friday. The fire conditions aren’t unique to Kershaw County. Lancaster had a week- end fire that spread more than 50 acres, A mystery of tombstones Antioch Fire Department photo day. “It was a very busy weekend.” here in Kershaw County,” Faulkenberry Faulkenberry said. More than 40 acres burned in the Hermitage Pond Road area. Most of the fires were attributed to de- said. “We’ve been coordinating with two See Fires, Page A4 Group aims to build reading as tool for life Chamber Man By ASHLEY LEWIS FORD census records, death certifi- Strategy for C-I (Camden, S.C.) staff reporter cates and the Social Security By MICHAEL ULMER not read or write, but reaching education@ci-camden.com death index, Branham said his to join arrested in C-I (Camden, S.C.) staff reporter out to this population is some- staff still could not learn where county@ci-camden.com times difficult due to the stigma More than 15 years ago, Ker- the other two tombstones came associated with illiteracy. shaw County Sheriff ’s Office from. shooting the future Kershaw County and Cam- “We know there are people out deputies brought three tomb- “It’s been a challenge … a Midstate By MARTIN L. CAHN den city councils designated September as National Literacy Month, and volunteers with the there that need us, but we just need to be more visible. A lot of people don’t know about us, un- stones to the Camden Archives and Museum, hoping the ar- chives director and staff could mystery to solve. We have re- searched them a number of times, thoroughly trying to de- coalition C-I (Camden, S.C.) associate editor Kershaw County Literacy As- fortunately,” Robertson said. The Kershaw County Literacy Association accepted spe- help find their origins. termine where those tombstones First of two parts camden@ci-camden.com sociation (KCLA) hope the com- The organization has several cial proclamations from Camden City Council and Kershaw One tombstone has since been came from,” Branham said. “It’s munity becomes more aware of programs aimed at improving County Council earlier this month in recognition of Sep- placed in its proper cemetery in sad that they have been moved, By ASHLEY LEWIS FORD One man was injured and an- the organization’s programs and literacy and getting involved in Chester County. and that nobody knows anything tember as National Literacy Month. Camden Mayor Jeffrey C-I (Camden, S.C.) staff reporter other man arrested in an early goals. the community. For example, the Mystery still surrounds the about them. I’m sure they must Tuesday morning shooting on Graham (front, center) displays the proclamation to literacy education@ci-camden.com Created in 1975, the group as- “I-Read to Succeed” program in- remaining two. have family somewhere wonder- Chesnut Street in Camden. association board members (from left) Marilyn Kohn, Doris pires to teach individuals of all corporates individuals through- Archives Director Howard ing what happened to them.” The Kershaw County Cham- Nakia Shelton Brunson, 19, of ages how to read. According to out Kershaw County who tell Wilhite, Paula Scarborough, Hope Robertson, Fair Ariail and Branham said the tombstones Branham said it didn’t take ber of Commerce’s board of di- Kennedy Drive, Camden, was ar- KCLA Executive Director Hope literacy success stories. Wanda Dixon. Standing at the rear are Camden City Council now stand in Camden’s Quaker long to set Doyle Audrey Horne’s rectors unanimously agreed to rested at his home after a short members Willard Polk, Walter Long and Alfred Mae Drake- Robertson, about 23 percent of Cemetery. After years of search- join the Midstate Chambers chase. He is accused of shooting ford. See Stones, Page 4 a 50-year-old man in the thigh Kershaw County residents can- See Literacy, Page 4 ing statewide cemetery records, Coalition at its Feb. 16 meeting. The board also voted to endorse during an altercation on the 800 KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset the S.C. Chamber of Commerce’s block of Chesnut Street just be- Competitiveness Agenda. fore 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Brunson Chip Galloway, chamber vice has been charged with first de- president of business and com- munity improvement, said the coalition is a “focused group” of chambers in 11 counties. gree assault, which under new sentencing guidelines covers both assault and battery with intent to kill and assault and Success times three for fundraiser More than 250 runners and walkers both by avid runners and casual walkers. It race receives every year, and excited by its “Right now, no financial com- mitment is required to join,” See Arrest, Page A4 laced up their shoes for the third annual is, noted Edwin Kohn, race coordinator and growth. It’s great to have such a wonder- said Galloway, “but what this co- KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset past chairman of the United Way’s Board of ful event that benefits the United Way and Elgin council alition does is address issues in Aug. 20 at Springdale Race Course. Directors, “one of the most unusual races in the work of our Health Care Council. We’re the Midlands. We’ve got a state Organizers said it was the most suc- South Carolina. It’s very different from the all working together to make a real dif- approves chamber that does it for the cessful installation of the event yet. Spon- usual road runs experienced runners par- ference in the lives of people in Kershaw state -- but this is a little more sored by KershawHealth, the 5K Walk/ ticipate in, but it’s also a course that casual County,” said United Way President Don- Run is coordinated by the United Way of runners and walkers can navigate. Every- nie Supplee. salary hikes specific for us.” Chamber Vice President of Kershaw County and benefits the United one seems to have a terrific time.” The winners in each division are as fol- Finance Dennis Stuber added Way’s Health Care Council and its mission Participants came from across the state lows: that joining the coalition would By KERI TODD BOYCE of improving the health of everyone in our and were invited to include the whole fam- open communication in the Mid- WWC editor community. ily or to bring their dogs along for the walk. Male overall lands and be a good opportunity C-I photo by Martin L. Cahn “KershawHealth is proud to sponsor In all, more than 400 people attended, en- 1 – Jaz Greene, Murrells, Inlet, 17:19; to “put our voices together and During a special Elgin Town this event, because we recognize that reg- joying the live music, tailgate parties and 2 – Ryan Plexico, Columbia. Camden City Councilmen Walter Long (left) and Pat Partin discussion at the citys recent strategic planning session show a unified front.” Council meeting Thursday, coun- ular exercise is such a vital part of good cheering on the participants. 3 – Anton Bodourov, Columbia. Before the board cast its votes (center) and City Manager Kevin Bronson (right) listen to at Central Carolina Technical College. cilmen voted unanimously to health. It’s wonderful to see the number of Fifteen year-old Jaz Greene of Murrells on whether or not it would also Rhame Arena replacement among raise the salaries for the mayor endorse the state chamber’s and council. There were plenty of cheers and pats on the back (above) for partici- runners and walkers grow each year, and Inlet was the male overall winner, and Female overall competitiveness agenda, Vice The mayor’s salary was in- pants in the third annual KershawHealth Springdale 5K at Sunset. More it was especially exciting to see how many Sharon Cole of Ridgeway was the female 1 – Sharon Cole, Ridgeway, 22:21. children participated this time,” said Don- overall winner. Lily and Jack Joseph of 2 – Susannah Cate, Columbia. President of Tourism Teri Teed creased from $2,400 annually to than 400 people attended, including more than 250 runners and walk- nie Weeks, KershawHealth president and Camden were the winners of the Kids’ Fun top priorities for city council said she was on board with all 3 – Stephanie Cox, Myrtle Beach. $3,600, which equals $100 more ers (below). The event benefits the United Way of Kershaw County’s chief executive officer. Run, sponsored by Fitness Zone of Lugoff. but one part of that agenda: port per month. Health Care Council and mission of improving community health. See Race, Page 4 dredging in Charleston. The course is known as a challenging one, “We’re encouraged by the support this Individual council members’ “Dredging that harbor would salaries increased from $720 an- cause serious environmental nually to $1,020. problems,” she said. “As far as By MARTIN L. CAHN Replacing Rhame City Arena was of South Carolina’s Institute for Public The amended salaries will go the rest of it, I’m on board, but C-I (Camden, S.C.) associate editor the first of several major goals Cam- Service and Policy Research. Berger into effect March 1 when Mayor- I don’t support that part of the camden@ci-camden.com den City Council came up with during and Tomes led council through a pro- elect Brad Hanley and incoming package.” a recent five-hour strategic planning cess of identifying council’s and the council members Melissa Em- Stuber said port dredging in “To construct an expanded multi- session. The session, held Thursday at city’s strengths, weaknesses, opportu- mons and Bubba Ernst take of- Charleston is critical because it purpose recreational facility located Central Carolina Technical College’s nities and threats -- or SWOT. fice. A swearing-in ceremony for would create more jobs for South as close to downtown Camden as pos- (CCTC) I-20 campus, was led by Anna the new members will be held Carolinians. sible with partners to operate it.” March 1 at 7 p.m. at Blaney Berger and Bill Tomes of the University See Camden, Page A4 See Chamber, Page A4 Baptist Church gymnasium. Chronicle-Independent INSIDE DEATHS A Camden Media Co. Calendar..........B7 Gilbert Cantey, publication distributed Monday, Cooking...........B8 Lugoff Wednesday and Friday Classified.........B6 Shannon DuBose, Editorial..........A2 Miss Camden to be crowned Camden Sarah Humphrey, The Chronicle-Independent is distributed Monday, Wednesday and Friday. INDEX DEATHS at pageant Saturday Localife............B1 Ariail...............2 Editorial...........2 Records.............9 Lewis Josey Sr., Columbia Obituaries.......B3 Greer (803) 432-6157 (phone) Calendar..........13 Localife.............6 Scrapbook........10 Annie Ruth Owens, Camden Parker...............A2 Charlene Marthers, (803) 432-7609 (fax) Cooking...........14 Obituaries........5 Sidewalk...........10 Records.............A6 ................See Page B1 Lugoff editor@ci-camden.com (e-mail) Classified.........12 Parker...............2 Sports.............11 Scrapbook........B3 Vincent Rawlinson, www.chronicle-independent.com (web) Lugoff Sports..............A7 September 20 September 22 Meet the doctors. 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