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  • 1. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionHONORABLE MENTION:The Cherokee ChronicleJon MartinState ChampionshipVictory
  • 2. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Press & Standard Drew TrippCrushed
  • 3. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Hartsville Messenger Scott HufferDixie Ponytails World Series
  • 4. SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE: The Summerville Journal Scene Roger LeeFirst pitch
  • 5. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Star Bill BengtsonCompton Daugherty
  • 6. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Star Mike AdamsBryanna Huff
  • 7. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: Coastal Observer Tanya AckermanMud Bowl
  • 8. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Island News Todd StoweThe Glory ofGraduation
  • 9. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly Over 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: Carolina Forest Chronicle Michael SmithAnnie the firebreathing juggler
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  • 11. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Cherokee Chronicle Tommy MartinIndian Joe
  • 12. PERSONALITY PHOTOGRAPH OR PORTRAIT Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE: The News and Reporter Travis JenkinsPig lover
  • 13. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionTHIRD PLACE: Coastal Observer Tanya AckermanFire
  • 14. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionSECOND PLACE: News and Press Samantha LylesEgg Drop
  • 15. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly Under 6,000 DivisionFIRST PLACE: Coastal Observer Tanya AckermanLily Johnson
  • 16. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionTHIRD PLACE: The Lancaster News Aaron MorrisonChurch Camp Meeting
  • 17. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionSECOND PLACE: The Summerville Journal Scene Judy WattsCivil War Camp
  • 18. PHOTO SERIES OR PHOTO STORY Weekly 2/3 Times DivisionFIRST PLACE: The News and Reporter Travis Jenkins and Holly HindmanRodeo
  • 19. BEST NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION Associate/Individual DivisionTHIRD PLACE: Your 100% Local Source of Community News Blythewood athletes enjoying national arenas Thursday, June 28, 2012 Blythewoodonline.com Council adopts The Voice of Blythewood $1,279,000 budget Utroska asks Council to reveal revenue sources Barbara Ball Publisher - - - - Committe makes recommendation for park - Rest rooms in; What’s in & What’s out? - fountain, part of - What IS and IS NOT included in the original $5.5 million park sprayground out construction bond: INCLUDED - A. Horizontal Construction by ditional funding) Barbara Ball Conder Construction Company A. Horizontal Construction by See Budget page 5 Publisher - 1.) All surveying and layout Conder Construction Company 2) All silt fencing, erosion control - - and storm water management trenches at formal garden 3) All clearing and grubbing 2) Final lift of asphalt 3) Remainder of landscaping and Blythewood irrigation sewer services 6) Replacement sewer lift station 4) Site signage, internal and pub- lic wayfaring signage man killed and force main 5) Emergency call boxes 7) Demobilization of existing sewer lift station dens - in crash 8) All underground storm drain- 7) ADA ramps age 8) Wheel stops James Denton 9) Low Impact Design storm Editor - drainage systems: B. Vertical Construction by Mon- roe Construction Company 1) Depot - - 2) Open Air Pavilion - 3) Adventure Center - - 4) Clock Tower crete curbs 5) Playground Restrooms See Park page 15 - - PRESORTED - STANDARD ECRWSS Softball league could put squeeze on facilities U.S. POSTAGE BLYTHEWOOD, SC James Denton PERMIT NO. 2 Editor POSTAL CUSTOMER - Postal - Customer - - See Squeeze page 9 See Crash page 4
  • 20. BEST NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION Associate/Individual DivisionSECOND PLACE: May 7 - May 20, 2012 www.gsabusiness.com Chew GSA Business Record year Greenville Area Develop- ment Corp. reports banner year for job recruitment. ON THIS PAGE 2 Food for Thought conference draws national entrepreneurs Ranger sold and innovators to share ideas, provoke thought. Steve Townes, former CEO of Ranger International Services Group, discusses Some are told their ideas will never come to mate group of 80 people during Erwin Pen- the sale of one of the by Liz Segrist fruition, and some won’t. land’s fifth annual Food for Thought event in Upstate’s largest private lsegrist@scbiznews.com Entrepreneurs often endure more failures Greenville from April 24 to 26. equity companies. than successes, but those profound successes “We wanted to bring these dynamic, cre- M PAGE 7 ost entrepreneurs fall in love make for such great stories. Those who find it ative people to Greenville, people that use with what they do. Passion often are creative, transparent, passionate, resilient, their creativity to change an industry, and pushes them to the limit finan- and above all, unabashedly determined. maybe the world,” Erwin Penland Founder cially, personally and professionally. Several of these such entrepreneurs, inno- and President Joe Erwin said. Many go into debt while chasing a dream. vators and creative thinkers spoke to an inti- SEE PAGES 6, 8 and 10 Fast-track Greenville company picked for FDA program that speeds medical inventions to market. Boeing has S.C. expansion options PAGE 11 94 acres of undeveloped land that Boeing has Boeing does not comment on “potential, by Matt Tomsic tagged with an option to buy and right of first pending or future real estate transactions, nor refusal, according to filings with the Charleston do we comment on speculation of such,” said THE LIST mtomsic@scbiznews.com County Register of Mesne Conveyance. Candy Eslinger, a spokeswoman for the com- A chain link fence marks the edge of The land filing shows one of the compa- pany in an emailed response to questions. Pharmaceutical Companies the Boeing Co.’s footprint in Ladson. ny’s options in the Lowcountry. But Boeing “Boeing continually reviews its real es- PAGE 12 Beyond that fence, lies the empty might also be targeting land owned by the tate portfolio as part of our due diligence to field that represents the company’s potential. Charleston County Aviation Authority, ac- ensure proper stewardship of company as- Office Suppliers The fence is the boundary between the aero- cording to comments during the authority’s sets and maintain Boeing competitiveness,” PAGE 16 space giant’s Interiors Responsibility Center and March board meeting. see EXPANSION, page 4 The first South Carolina-built 787 Dreamliner rolled out of INSIDE the Boeing Co.’s manufacturing facility in North Charleston. (Photo/Leslie Burden) MORE BOEING COVERAGE, PAGE 3 Leading off ...................... 2 In Focus: Bioscience ..... 11 People in the news ........ 20 News briefs ................... 22 Viewpoint ....................... 23 REQUESTED CHANGE SERVICE “WE’RE LUCKY; WE GET PEOPLE WHEN THEY’RE IN THEIR BEST MOOD.” PERMIT 294 GREENVILLE SC Mary Walsh, left, co-owner of Swamp Rabbit Cafe PAID US POSTAGE and Grocery with business partner Jac Oliver PRSRT STD At Work. PAGE 19 389 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
  • 21. BEST NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION Associate/Individual DivisionFIRST PLACE: S.C. United Methodist Advocate
  • 22. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Under 6,000 Division indians Spring extinguish Lawn and Garden fire ants — — Sports, 1B Pages 6 - 7A St. Patrick’s Day March 17 VOLUME 135, NO. 46 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012 2 SECTIONS/ 24 PAGES/ 75 CENTS Quote of the Week “It is important that Bankruptcy hearing planned all citizens know pending lawsuit in Barnwell that if the Barnwell County/ This hearing will confirm pital must either assume or SUSAN C. DELK and understand the County is known. Alexander case succeeds, procedures BCH must take reject them in total and may Managing Editor duties, responsibilities, Alexander, along with the election of the county before the final confirmation not “pick and choose” those susan.delk@morris.com several others, filed a law- council members to the hos- of the bankruptcy. portions of the agreements hazards and sacrifices of their law suit against members of the pital board may be declared No hearing date has been which are to the hospital’s enforcement officers.” Barnwell County Hospital Barnwell County Council unconstitutional. If that hap- set for a third motion, filed by sole benefit and the detri- may be one step closer to alleging that they improperly pens, all actions taken by Creekridge Capital d/b/a ment of Creekridge. finalizing their bankruptcy voted themselves onto the the illegally created hospital Healthland Financing. It also states the “mischar- — Mayor Ed Lemon, next week. Barnwell County Hospital board could also be declared They are objecting to the acterization” of Creekridge’s On supporting local officers Acting Judge L. Jeffer- Board and because of those null and void, including disclosure statement filed by claim demonstrates an at- (Page 2A) son Davis IV approved two actions are now holding dual their decision to enter into BCH and its plan of reorgani- tempt by the debtor (BCH) to hearings which are set for offices. bankrupcty. zation as well as the amount manipulate the Bankrupcty March 19. The case was heard by The second hearing sched- of their claim with BCH. Code to its sole benefit. Bulletin Board Don Alexander filed a mo- Judge Edgar W. Dickson Feb. uled to take place March 19 is Creekridge holds two leas- The hearings are set for tion March 7 requesting a stay 9 and is still pending. the confirmation of the plan es for equipment at BCH and 10 a.m. at J. Bratton Davis Birdhouse of action with the bankruptcy court until the outcome of a The motion filed with the bankruptcy court argues for the adjustment of debts for the BCH. the motion states they are “true leases” and the hos- Courthouse, 1100 Laurel St., Cola., S.C. 29201. Making The city of Barnwell recre- Easter bunny’s best friend Ard resigns THIRD PLACE: ation department is hosting a birdhouse making class. Come learn basic carpentry skills by making a birdhouse No jail time, 5 yrs. probation March 22 and 29 from 4-5 p.m. at the Barnwell County Kelly, a 12-year-old JONATHAN VICKERY Museum. The cost of the Australian Shepherd, Staff Writer class is $12. has her picture jonathan.vickery@morris.com Participants will put to- taken with the Easter gether a birdhouse as well as bunny at the March 10 fundraiser for The In less than one day, South paint it during the class. Animal Advocates of Carolina’s Lieutenant Gov- Participants are asked to Barnwell. ernor resigned before being wear comfortable clothes indicted and sentenced on that they can paint in. To Kelly belongs to ethics violations. register, visit the Barnwell Mona and G.B. Former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard City Hall. Blume of Barnwell. apologized in a March 9The People-Sentinel press release to his family, From Chihuahuas to staff and South Carolinians larger breeds, the shortly before submitting his Photo by: Jonathan Vickery/Staff Writer fundraiser saw many letter of resignation to Gov. four-legged children Nikki Haley. Former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard just make the trek to the “During my (2010) cam- before he was sworn in to store to visit with the paign, it was my responsibil- office Jan. 12, 2011 on the Easter Bunny. ity to make sure things were steps of the S.C. Capital done correctly. I did not do building. Tucker, the resident that,” said Ard in the release. Weather Forecast cat at the Pick of the “There are no excuses nor is Lieutenant Governor. Once Litter Shoppe, also there need to share blame. again, I am deeply sorry and took time out of his It is my fault that the events take full responsibility for the busy schedule to sit of the past year have taken entire situation.” for a few pictures. place.” Ard’s resignation and com- He continued that he re- ments came on the heels of a grets “the distraction this has “comprehensive investi- Wed., March 14 caused for the people of this gation” by S.C. Attorney Mostly sunny state, my family, my staff, General Alan Wilson’s office and other elected officials which began last July. Fol- High 83 Low 54 in South Carolina. It is be- lowing that investigation, cause of these mistakes that the S.C. State Grand Jury I must take full ownership Photo by: Jonathan Vickery/Staff Writer and resign from the Office of See ARD, page 12A Thurs., March 15 Mostly sunny High 85 Low 57 Two bills could change FOIA rules tain public records when S.C. Press Association. with gathering or reproduc- pubic e-mails. JONATHAN VICKERY requested under the FOIA. That’s why the SCPA has ing the records.” Public bod- Charging excessive fees Staff Writer The second amendment, H. created a citizen’s guide to ies can still charge a “pre- for providing public records jonathan.vickery@morris.com the state’s FOIA. Rogers said vailing commercial rate” for is “ridiculous.” Fees “should 4740, seeks to exempt from public record certain law he encourages people to read producing the documents, be reasonable,” said S.C. Rep. Fri., March 16 In light of this week being enforcement records. the two-page guide by visit- though “copy charges may Lonnie Hosey (District 91) in Mostly sunny Sunshine Week, The People- The two amendments ing www.scpress.org/citizen not apply to records that are an interview. High 81 Low 60 Sentinel examines two pro- are “very different,” and, if and “then stand up for your stored or transmitted in an Currently, the FOIA re- posed amendments to the passed, would impact the rights.” electronic format,” states the quires public bodies to re- S.C. Freedom of Information open government atmo- H. 3235 amendment. spond to FOIA requests Act that are being considered sphere that Sunshine Week The first proposed amend- “This is an excellent bill within 15 days (except Sat- by legislators in the S.C. and the current FOIA try ment deals with the time that helps give the public urdays, Sundays and legal House of Representatives. to shine light on. Although limit and cost for providing access to public records at a public holidays) and state Sunshine Week is used to reporters and media outlets certain public records. reasonable cost”—something their determination on if the Sat., March 17 bring attention to the need use the FOIA, it is there to It eliminates a part of the that doesn’t always hap- information will be released. Partly sunny for open government. protect everyone. “It’s all current law in order to keep pen, said Rogers. He cited The amendment seeks to High 81 Low 59 The first amendment, H. about the people, not about public bodies, like boards cases like a school district in change it to 15 “calendar” 3235, seeks to limit the fees the press,” said Bill Rogers, and councils, from charging the Midlands who wanted Weather provided by the and time to provide cer- the executive director of the for “staff time associated $500,000 to release copies of See FOIA, page 12A Barnwell PD sees another retire National Weather Service What’s Inside OPINION.................4A ARRESTS...............5A KAELYN PFENNING Todd Gantt. current position after starting He said he had heard oth- SOCIETY............8-10A “This is a very common out in the cotton fields. ers talk about retiring but Staff Writer CALENDAR............11A occurrence with law enforce- “I came from a little town never thought he would be kaelyn.pfenning@morris.com ment officers in the State called Martin,” Capt. Miller one of those until one day SPORTS...............1-5B Police Officer’s Retirement said. “I picked more cotton recently he realized he was TELEVISION.........6B System,” said Chief Gantt. than anyone can think of. My eligible to retire. CLASSIFIEDS.....8-12B Barnwell City Police Cap- “While he’s out on his 15 mother once told me, ‘Don’t “First thing, I talked to my tain Robert L. Miller Sr. will days, I’ll assume his duties give up everything. One day, chief. I respect him,” he said. www.thepeoplesentinel.com follow in the chief’s footsteps as well, and when he returns, it will be okay.’ I wish she “I talked to my wife, and and soon retire. he’ll get them back.” could be here to see this.” me and her prayed about it. At the regular March One of his responsibilities “To be able to retire, I thank Then, I talked with the city 5 meeting, Barnwell City is he is the evidence custo- God personally for that,” officials.” Council unanimously ap- dian, Chief Gantt said. “He’s Capt. Miller said. “That’s an The reason he became proved Capt. Miller’s request in a very trusted position. He emotional thing for me.” emotional is because the city to retire June 28 and to be is the only member of the Pausing a few seconds, has allowed him to retire and re-hired 15 days later. Last department that has access. I Capt. Miller continued, “I month, council approved don’t even have access.” never dreamed that I would Cpt. Robert Miller the request of Police Chief Capt. Miller reached his be able to see this day.” See MILLER, page 12A
  • 23. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Under 6,000 Division Wednesday, September 12, 2012 50¢ www.berkeleyind.com ® INDEX: Calendar 2A • Classifieds 7B • Crime 2A • Crossword 6B • Editorial 7A • Obituaries 6A • Sports 1B • St. Stephen 4BSECOND PLACE: Why? Murders anger, bewilder community BY DAN BROWN The Independent The anger is mixed with a one- word question: Why? Different theories have been The Berkeley As the residents of Berkeley floating around the community County continue to come to terms that seek to answer that question. with the murder of two young None of them make sense. Yet few women, 18-year-old Dana Woods details about the double murder and 22-year-old June Guerry, do. anger towards the men charged in their killing is rising. See MURDERS Page 6A Suspects face additional charges BY STEFAN ROGENMOSER appeared in bond court Friday for The Independent the second time after being arrest- ed Sept. 1. Caleb Matlock and Ray Chavis, On Friday the suspects received suspects in the double murder of additional charges from the Independent Dana Woods and June Guerry, See CHARGES Page 6A Crime scenes revisited by BCSO BY STEFAN ROGENMOSER On Thursday, Sept. 6, investiga- The Independent tors were on the site of the area near Cordesville off Cane Gully Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Road. This is area where the body Caleb Matlock hangs his investigators were back on the of Dana Woods, 18, was found head during a bond scene of the double murder that hearing on Sept. 2. shook Berkeley County last week. See BCSO Page 6A Frank Johnson/Independent Art Aging winners Snakebit tour in named works The 22nd Annual Old South Carolina Lt. Gov. Santee Canal Fine Arts Glenn McConnell was set to Exhibition began Aug. 25, begin a series of visits this and the event, hosted by The week to senior citizen facili- Berkeley Artist Guild, Santee ties throughout South Cooper and Berkeley County Carolina to assess existing Council, continued through services and gather sugges- Sept. 9. tions on improvements from The popular event drew a local seniors, caregivers, and large number of artists from residents. all over the state as well as Aging facilities in Berkeley, from Berkeley County. This Dorchester and Charleston year 90 pieces were entered will be visited Sept. 24-25. and shown. Each stop is scheduled to This year’s winners are (list- ed in order of finish) include a forum for public • Best in Show Mixed input as well as visits to area Media nursing homes, assisted living Regrets? I have few by facilities, and senior centers. Meyriel Edge “Finding ways to make • Aqua Media: Charleston meaningful improvements to Music Man by Bob Graham, current Aging services in Golden Hour by Louise South Carolina is my top pri- James, and Mama And Me by ority, and I don’t understand Dorothy Nichols. how substantive change can • Oils: Mozart and His be made without discussing Daemons by Gingi Martin, Dominic McKelvey/Special to The Independent some of these issues face-to- The Teal Necklace by Denny Cane Bay’s Richard Henderson wraps up Berkeley quarterback Conner Teague during the Cobra-Stag game last face,” said McConnell. “I Stevenson, and Early Spring week. For complete coverage of the contest, see Sports. want the opportunity to inter- See ART Page 3A See AGING Page 6A The Berkeley Independent • www.berkeleyind.com BIG WIN FOR ST. JOHN’S ... 1B CYAN-AOOO MAGENTA-OAOO YELLOW-OOAO BLACK 01/29/08
  • 24. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Under 6,000 Division 2A OPINION 4A OBITUARIES 5A BOOKINGS 7-8A SPORTS 2B PUZZLES 5B CLASSIFIEDS News&Press QUOTE ‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.’ EDMUND BURKE 50¢ Vol. 138, No. 37 Darlington, S.C. TWO SECTIONS • 16 PAGES SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 WEEKEND FUN IN DARLINGTON ESTABLISHED 1874 PAGE 1B W W W. N E W S A N D P R E S S O N L I N E . C O M Man charged with another serious sexual crime By Lisa Chalian-Rock Sparks Street with the man in a ject was sexually assaulting her assault. Ashamed, she hung up first degree is a Class A felony Editor lisa@newsandpressonline.com taxi around 2 a.m. They were and had her pants and panties then called back and told dis- that carries a penalty of impris- dropped off around Syracuse around her ankle. She stated she patchers to cancel the call. onment for up to 30 years. Police arrested a Darlington Street and Tallulah Street. He was asking him to stop, accord- On Sept. 10, the victim came “He’s a threat to the commu- man for criminal sexual assault asked her to walk to his aunt’s ing to the police report. to the Darlington Police nity,” Darlington Police Chief after the victim came forward on residence, and the pair walked When the suspect was fin- Department to report that she Danny Watson said. “We’ll ask Sept. 10. down Terrell Street. ished, he left her at that location had been sexually assaulted by a for the highest bond possible.” Stanley Bernard Simon, 36, Then, the report states the and walked away. He told her if man named Stanley. Bond was set at $30,000 cash has been charged with kidnap- subject grabbed her by the arm, she screamed he was going to At the police station, she or $50,000 surety on Sept. 11. As ping and criminal sexual con- saying she was going to “suck his hurt her, according to the report. picked Simon’s picture out of of press time, Simon remained duct in the first degree after an d—-.” She refused. He pushed The victim said she put her more than 1,800 photos. She in custody at the Darlington incident on Sept. 8. her into a yard and choked her pants back on and walked also took officers to the location County Detention Center. According to police reports, until she lost consciousness. toward Syracuse Street where where the assault took place. Stanley Bernard Simon the woman left The Hut on When she came around, the sub- she called 911 to report the Criminal sexual assault in the SEXUAL CRIME 3A Lamar City preps updated for storm on town water clean up mandate By Samantha Lyles By Lisa Chalian-Rock Staff Writer Editor slyles@newsandpressonline.com lisa@newsandpressonline.com Lamar Town Council’s Sep. The South Carolina 10 meeting included an update Department of Health and from members of the Environmental Control (DHEC) Downtown Pride Committee on has classified the City of continuing efforts to clean up Darlington as a regulation small and beautify the town. MS4, which means the city now Fran Knotts told council that has to conform to U.S. the committee is working its Environmental Protection way through a list of priorities – Agency (EPA) regulations like clearing stagnant ditches regarding storm water. and obtaining new town sig- “We have to monitor storm nage – and one of their top goals water leaving the city,” said Jannie Lathan of Lathan is to form a plan of action to help Consulting Corporation as she the town deal with burned out provided a report on the city’s and vacant properties. current storm water compliance “One of the things we deem during the Darlington City probably most important is Council meeting on Sept. 4. “You gathering our ordinances and have to demonstrate the storm reviewing our ordinances to see water system doesn’t pollute what leeway we have to address Adam Fedewa, physical education teacher at Rosenwald Elementary / Middle School, enjoyed a quiet moment of surprise after being announced as Darlington County School District 2012-13 Teacher of the Year. PHOTOS BY SAMANTHA LYLES public waterways.” property owners who are not DHEC classified Darlington taking care of their property in a as a regulation small MS4 based reasonable fashion,” said Knotts, adding that committee is prepping an initial round of Fedewa named District Teacher of the Year on data from the 2010 U.S. Census. MS4 stands for Municipal letters to property owners. Separate Storm Sewer System, Knotts said the committee is Adam Fedewa, a physical the-art fitness equipment, to and the EPA established three also working to obtain a tree education teacher and assis- the school district. He has categories for MS4 (large, medi- grant to fund plantings at John tant baseball coach, was also started an annual um and small) driven by popula- Wesley Methodist Church, the named the Darlington County teacher/student basketball tion. These regulations began in Lamar Library, Parnell Park, and School District Teacher of the 1987 when Congress amended game in Society Hill, helped Boykin Avenue. the Clean Water Act. Once the Year at the district’s annual create a Fitness Trail in city receives an official notice Teacher of the Year Banquet Hartsville, held a walk-a-thon from DHEC, it has 12 to 18 LAMAR COUNCIL 3A Thursday night. Fedewa, who for students and teachers, months to be in compliance. teaches at Rosenwald and regularly gets his stu- “Those regulations say, in Elementary/Middle, Carolina dents involved in local 5K essence, municipalities through- Hartsville Elementary, and Washington Street Elementary, beat out runs/walks. He is passionate about getting his students out the country have a duty to ensure storm water from their four other finalists for the top excited about physical fitness. storm water system does not pol- homeowners honor. Jennifer Dunn, a guidance “Childhood obesity is roar- ing through students all over lute rivers and public water- ways,” Lathan said. ask for delay counselor from Elementary, was honored as Pate the Darlington County School the country, which puts me on the front lines against the fight. If I can get the students pas- To comply, the city has to put storm water ordinance in place as well as create a storm water in annexation District Outstanding First Year Teacher. Darlington County School District superintendent Dr. Rainey Knight is flanked by 2012-13 Teacher of the Year Adam Fedewa, sionate about moving, being active, and making healthy utility and a storm water enter- prise fund that can only be used By Samantha Lyles The Darlington County right, and Outstanding First Year Teacher Jennifer Dunn. choices, I am not only shaping for design, operation, and Staff Writer School District Teacher of the healthy students, I am also administration of the storm slyles@newsandpressonline.com Year program is designed to between classes at his three Michigan University and is shaping their families both water system. honor and award those teach- schools: Rosenwald currently pursuing his now and in the future. My “Our city manager has been A spokesman for residents ers who exceed expectations Elementary/Middle, Carolina Master’s degree. teaching style is to move, jump, extremely proactive anticipating of the Prestwood West com- to provide meaningful and Elementary, and Washington Fedewa was instrumental roll, run, be silly, be loud, be these regulations,” Lathan said, munity again appealed to rewarding learning experi- Street Elementary. In addi- in bringing Project Fit active, and keep the same level noting the creation of a storm Hartsville City Council for a ences. It is dedicated to all tion, he is an assistant base- America, a national program water master plan that has iden- of excitement from the first six-month grace period before teachers who work diligently ball coach for Hartsville High. designed to increase students’ tified the eight major outfalls of minute of class to the last.” the city enforces regulations every day for their students. Fedewa has a Bachelor of physical exercise time the city. That plan was presented requiring its water and sewer through the use of state-of- to council in late June. Fedewa divides his time Science degree from Central TEACHER AWARDS 3A The city’s draft storm water customers to be annexed into Hartsville city limits. ordinance suggests that residen- tial properties are billed a $4 per Dr. Gary Colbach told council that the Prestwood West residents who do not Miss Falcon month storm water fee and com- mercial properties a $5 per month fee. Given the city’s cur- wish to be annexed need time to secure new water service since current restrictive crowned rent customer base, the fees would generate $155,000 per year of revenue to begin to fund covenants prohibit the drilling Flowers and tiaras were infrastructure projects. of wells. presented to winners Miss “The plan is to enact the fee “We really do not have an Falcon Lynsey Gainey, July 1 with the new budget year. option. We cannot drill wells; Junior Miss Falcon Winner We have to have time to review we cannot be serviced by Aubrianna Johnson, and the ordinance and begin a major Darlington County Water and Little Miss Falcon Emily publicity campaign,” City Sewer in the immediate Weatherford during half- Manager Howard Garland said. future,” said Colbach. time of the Darlington High “This is a mandate from DHEC, At council’s August meet- varsity football game on and it’s an unfunded mandate, ing, Mayor Mel Pennington Friday. so we have to fund it.” had asked why a six-month Lynsey is a senior at The previously reported esti- delay was necessary. Darlington High and the mated cost of citywide improve- daughter of Royce Young ments to the storm water and Teresa Gainey. She was drainage system, upgrading the HARTSVILLE ANNEX 3A escorted by Devin Gainey. existing system rather than Aubrianna is an eighth replacing it, exceeds $5.7 mil- grader at Darlington Middle lion and would take five to eight and daughter of Shameka years to complete. A complete and Tion Steele. She was replacement of the city system escorted by Ricky Harrison. would run more than $7 million. MISS FALCON 7A PHOTO BY DRAKE HORTON STORM WATER MANDATE 3A
  • 25. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Over 6,000 Division (843) 236-4810 www.myhorrynews.com | Waccamaw Publishers, Inc., 2510 Main St., Conway, SC 29526 Attention: Delivery September 20, 2012 | Vol. V, No. 47 SPECIAL SECTION: POSTAL PATRON PRESORTED Magazine chronicles STANDARD long history of the U.S.POSTAGE PAID Long Bay Symphony CONWAY, S.C. here along the PERMIT NO. 44 THIS WEEK’S EDITION: Grand Strand. FIVE SECTIONS, 54 PAGES 75 Cents DIRECT AIR DEAL, A3 INSIDE CHRONICLE SPECIAL REPORT MB area COVATION CHIEF DIDN’T FILE shooting TAX RETURNS FOR 14 YEARS suspect Carolina Forest call center COO participated captured in Klein conspiracy, court documents show Police find suspect BY MICHAEL SMITH AND Covation Holdings – the commit income evasion. He hiding inside closet CHARLES D. PERRY company that’s seeking mil- served 12 months before he THE CHRONICLE lions in taxpayer money to was paroled in January 2001,THIRD PLACE: open a Carolina Forest call according to the federal BY KATHY ROPP David Rocker failed to file center – also faced allegations prison bureau. FOR THE CHRONICLE income tax returns for 14 of misrepresentation, inflat- Rocker’s charges were re- consecutive years, racking up ing business expenses and duced after he agreed to as- A Conway man, wanted in more than $1.2 million in un- even sexual harassment, sist the IRS in its investigation connection with a deadly paid taxes and penalties, ac- court transcripts show. of a Klein conspiracy in MICHAEL SMITH | THE CHRONICLE shooting in the Carolina For- cording to federal court In 1999, Rocker was sen- which Rocker participated. est area in June and two re- documents obtained by the tenced to 14 months in In a Klein conspiracy, two The Myrtle Beach Economic Development Corp. is in cent events in Conway, was Carolina Forest Chronicle. prison after he pleaded guilty talks with Covation Holdings to open a 1,020-job call located Thurs- Rocker, an executive with to one count of conspiracy to ROCKER, A2 center in Carolina Forest. day evening hiding in a closet in an apartment on Creel Street. Donavon Curtis John- Symphony’s strings still son, 19, of the 1500 block of Johnson First Avenue, is chargedCarolina Forest with unlawful carrying of a firearm, pos- session with attached 25 years later the intent to distribute marijuana, two-counts of Butler resisting ar- rest, possession of stolen property, petit larceny, mur- der, attempted murder, first- degree burglary, possession of a weapon during the com- mission of a violent crime, possession of a firearm by certain persons unlawful and kidnapping. Five other people were also charged as a result of Chronicle the operation to capture Johnson. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., members of the Horry County Police Department’s SWAT and negotiations teams were called to assist Conway police in the cap- ture of a possible murder suspect. Agents from the U.S. Mar- shals Service also assisted in ILLUSTRATION BY MICHAEL SMITH | THE CHRONICLE the operation. According to Horry The Long Bay Symphony, which started in 1987, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012. The symphony performs at Myrtle Beach High School. County police, all three agencies coordinated with each other to determine the Long Bay Symphony celebrates quarter century of music safest means possible to capture Johnson. SWAT team members set up a perimeter while nego- BY ETTIE NEWLANDS tiators called people out of ASSISTANT EDITOR Classical composition the apartment. Within minutes, Davonte A symphonic orchestra Symphonies are broken down into the four main instrument groups: brass, percussion, string and wood- Javal Shepard, 20, of the 1000 in Myrtle Beach “will wind. Most include two sections of violin, viola, cello and bass. They also typically include trumpets, trom- block of Creel Street, Con- never fly.” That’s bones, tubas, French horns, clarinets, oboes, flutes, bassoons and piccolos, all led by a conductor. way, came out. According to what Diana Scrog- a Conway arrest warrant, gins was told by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Com- Trombones JOHNSON, A7 Trumpets merce in 1987. After all, Myrtle Beach “was the Redneck Riviera,” populated by textile workers who didn’t like classical music. French horns And, it’s what she was told by the South Car- Tuba olina Arts Com- mission. Clarinets Bassoons After all, De- mocrats don’t Percussion support the arts. And besides, there had been an orchestra in Scroggins Myrtle Beach be- Basses Piccolos Flutes Oboes fore…and it failed. Both the chamber and the Second Violins arts commission denied Scrog- gins grants to start an orchestra. “But I’m an eternal optimist, Violas so I went ahead with it anyway,” Conductor she said. At the time, Scroggins owned Swanners Music Emporium on Cellos U.S. 501 where the old Perkins First Violins Restaurant used to be. “A lot of people who played SYMPHONY, A7
  • 26. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Over 6,000 Division Thursday MARCH 22, 2012 VOL XXXII, No. 52 843-248-6671 www.myhorrynews.com IN TUNE WITH HISTORY Police Brothers turn museum’s old floor into guitars ready toSECOND PLACE: buy guns Event includes food, music and crime prevention BY KATHY ROPP EDITOR A committee organiz- The Horry ing Saturday’s gun buy- | INSIDE | back at the Conway National Guard Armory has raised money, final- ized details and planned a test run; now all that’s left is for the community to turn out for the event. Conway Police Chief Reggie Gosnell says based on calls that have come into his office, people are excited about the city’s first buyback. TIGERS KEEP The group earlier esti- STREAK GOING: mated that it will take about $18,000 to make a Conway outswings successful event. Gosnell Independent Panthers in 4-2 win. says recent contributions of $5,000 from the 15th See A6 Circuit’s Drug Enforcement Unit, $500 from Santee Cooper and smaller checks from indi- viduals put the total raised very close to the amount needed. The City of Conway and Horry County Police Department had already PHOTOS BY CHARLES W. PERRY / FOR THE HORRY INDEPENDENT chipped in $5,000 each and the Housing Rick Buchanan of Texas strums the guitar he built with boards from the old Burroughs School in Conway. Buchanan’s brother Buck Authority of Conway WELCOME discovered the discarded wood while working on the building. Rick Buchanan is donating a guitar to the Horry County Museum. added another $1,500. SPRING: The money will be used BY CHARLES D. PERRY to buy gift cards at BiLo CREATE! Conway FOR THE HORRY INDEPNDENT and Wilco Hess. When people bring in offers music and art Buck Buchanan just wanted a bench. their operable, unloaded Saturday. The 52-year-old Socastee plumber had spent guns, law enforcement nearly a year working on the old Burroughs School, officials and their com- See A13 helping convert the Conway building into a muse- munity partners will um. He wanted a tangible way to remember the reward them with a $50 | HAPPENINGS | project. gift card for each shotgun “I wanted it as a keepsake for myself,” he said. or rifle,a $100 card for Tom Thumb 60th “I’ve put a lot of blood and guts into that museum.” each handgun and a $200 anniversary wedding, So Buchanan, who works for Carolina Cool, card for each assault sponsered by the brought home some 2-by-14 pieces of discarded weapon. Conway Fine Arts Club, lumber, old floor joists that no one thought were Cards will be salvageable. exchanged for only three tonight at 7 p.m. in the He had planned to make a simple bench, but then weapons per vehicle. Conway High School he started talking to his older brother, Rick, a guitar- Ammunition will also Auditorium. This year’s maker who lives in Mesquite, Texas. be collected and theme is ‘Through the Rick Buchanan could give his brother something destroyed, but gift cards Years.’ better than a bench. will not be given for He asked Buck to ship him the boards. ammunition. Beach S.E.A.S. Festival Rick started making guitars about five years ago Organizers say signs benefiting Myrtle Beach after he retired from running a motorcycle shop. will direct people about Christian Academy He now operates rbcustomguitars.com. where to go to deliver He’s shaped guitars from mahogany, maple and their guns. They are Saturday in Valor Park. swamp ash. instructing people to Rick Buchanan shows the guitar he crafted to Horry County | QUOTABLE | GUITAR, A2 Museum director Walter Hill. GUN BUYBACK, A2 “It would be difficult for me to reel all my supporters in. It would be easy for the people YOU ASKED | FOR IT | Judge denies bond for Weintraub BY KATHY ROPP on the him to Conway. He was first week in April to ask for voting for me to say Q. When will the newly- EDITOR charge of arrested several weeks ago, a mental competency hear- Heather [Ammons remodeled Aynor branch making a spent about eight days in ing. library reopen? How An Horry County magis- bomb threat, jail before being released Richardson said Crawford] already is the many employees will it trate agreed Tuesday with also faces and later put back in jail Weintraub’s legal troubles new person.” have? Who will work Deputy Solicitor Jimmy four charges before a company hired by all started in April of 2007 there? When will they Richardson that a former of intimidat- the U.S. Marshals escorted with a problem he had with Larry Richardson come back to work? Coastal Carolina University ing court him to the Horry County a rental car company. A. We turned to Cliff professor, who is charged officials, Detention Center Saturday Warrants filed in connec- District 68 candidate Boyer, head Horry County with making threats in jurors or afternoon. tion with that case say See A14 librarian, for the answers January that caused Weintraub witnesses, At the bond hearing, Weintraub threatened to to your questions. Conway area schools to three Richardson told Judge burn the business down Boyer says he can’t be step up their security, needs charges of unlawful use of a Aaron Butler that he knows and threatened to put holes specific about when the to stay in jail until his com- telephone and two charges his request is unusual, but in the victim with a shot- library will reopen, but it petency can be determined. of failure to appear. promised if Butler would gun. will probably be late April William David Weintraub, After the incident with deny Weintraub’s bond tem- After Weintraub did not or early May. The county 45, who was teaching at Ball the schools, Conway police porarily he would make appear for his trial in State University in Muncie, asked U.S. Marshals to sure that he is taken before YOU ASKED, A14 Ind., when he was arrested arrest Weintraub and return a circuit judge during the WEINTRAUB, A3
  • 27. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly Over 6,000 Division BIG BOOT Former Seahawk sets ACC record with 61-yard field goal | Page 1B VOL. 19 NO. 38 SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 75 CENTS FAREWELL TO CAGNEY’S | Page 1C Covation exec didn’t file tax returns for 14 years Project Blue’s chief operating officer racked up more than $1.2 million in unpaid taxes, penalties BY MICHAEL SMITH AND CHARLES D. PERRY court transcripts show. interfere with the lawful government support of the project after a Herald comment. THE HERALD In 1999, Rocker was sentenced to functions of the IRS,” according to report about Rocker’s prison record. In an interview with the Herald 14 months in prison after he pleaded the Internal Revenue Service. New revelations about the circum- last month, Dave Rockers business Dave Rocker failed to file income guilty to one count of conspiracy to Rocker is currently the chief oper- stances leading up to Rocker’s prison partner and father, Bill, said the IRS tax returns for 14 consecutive years, commit income tax evasion. He ating officer of Covation Holdings, sentence only reinforce concerns pursued his son in the late 1990s. racking up more than $1.2 million in served 12 months before he was according to Horry County records. about using taxpayer money to sup- “You’ve got to understand, at the unpaid taxes and penalties, accord- paroled in January 2001, according Covation has been in talks with the port the Covation call center, some time, what was going on in the Inter- ing to federal court documents. to the federal prison bureau. Myrtle Beach Regional Economic council members say. nal Revenue Service,” he said. “They Rocker, an executive with Covation Rocker’s charges were reduced Development Corporation (EDC) “We’ve had too much trust and not were at the apex of their power.” Holdings — the company that’s after he agreed to assist the IRS in its and Horry County Council to possi- enough verification,” said council- But Bill Rocker didnt deny his seeking millions in taxpayer money investigation of a Klein conspiracy in bly build a call center at River Oaks man Carl Schwartzkopf. “Before you sons tax troubles. to open a Carolina Forest call center which Rocker participated. and International drives, creating up invest, it is absolutely essential that “David failed to file personal in- — also faced allegations of misrepre- In a Klein conspiracy, two or more to 1,020 jobs. you investigate. This is part of that come taxes for several years and sentation, inflating business expens- individuals agree to “use deceit, County council postponed a Sep- verification.” es and even sexual harassment, craft, trickery or dishonest means to tember vote to borrow $8 million in Rocker couldn’t be reached for See COVATION, Page 3A POWER PEDAL Growing cycling community inspires county plans for new bike paths TO THE BY CHARLES D. PERRY | THE HERALD “It’s the closest thing to flying.” Now Brunson is biking two to three times Sue Brunson’s week didn’t always include 45- weekly. She joined a local triathlon club and she mile bike rides. occasionally commutes to work on two wheels. A year ago, Brunson’s pastor saw her at a gym “It’s a lifestyle,” she said. and suggested that she try cycling. So the Myrtle That lifestyle has become more common Beach daycare operator joined the pastor and along the Grand Strand in recent years. At least his wife for a group excursion. three bicycle groups have formed in Horry “I got out and I loved it,” she County since 2010 and county officials are now said. developing plans for a network of bike paths. “We’ve gone from just little pockets of riders,” said Tim Woolford, co-owner of Grand Strand Bicycles in Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet. “It has real- ly just grown like crazy.” When Woolford arrived here seven years ago, he started a Saturday morn- ing group ride. The first trip consisted CHARLES D. PERRY | THE HERALD of Woolford and two friends. Local cyclists take part in a group ride. Last summer, there were more than 100 cyclists on five of the group rides. Some of the burgeoning interest can be at- Go green, save green tributed to higher fuel prices, Woolford said. • $4.6 billion: What bicyclists in the United States He also pointed out that the emergence of save every year by biking instead of driving groups like the Waccamaw Trail Blazers and • $308: Average annual cost of operating a bicycle the Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club has given • $8,220: Annual cost of operating average car people new options for bike riding. “All that spurs it,” he said. • 40%: Increase in the number of bicycle commuters Nationally, biking has become more from 2000 to 2010 popular, too. From 2000 to 2010, • 12%: Percentage of trips taken in the U.S. that the number of bicycle com- cyclists and walkers account for muters increased by 40 • 1.6%: Percentage of federal transportation dollars percent, according to that support bicycle or pedestrian transportation Sources: Sierra Club, League of American Bicyclists, National See BIKES, Page 10A Council of LaRaza Myrtle Beach helicopter business MB son is ‘musicianary’ staying open through court case Christian band combines music, art, theology BY TINA GRAHAM ANDERSON to music, art based. “We totally believe we BY CHARLES D. PERRY woman Lisa Bourcier said. sion, Helicopter Adventures THE HERALD and theology. are exactly where we’re sup- THE HERALD The aerial tour business owner Freddie Rick was in Showbread posed to be at this point in near Broadway at the Beach good spirits. Garrett Holmes is living his will officially time.” A Myrtle Beach helicopter received an unfavorable rul- “We’re pleased with that,” dream. business is still flying high — release its lat- The digital download of ing from the county’s Zoning he said. “We’ll continue to ap- The 25-year-old Myrtle est album, “Cancer” will be released free at least for now. Board of Appeals last week. peal and have every belief Beach native plays in a band, Judge Larry Hyman on “Cancer,” to the public through the The decision meant the that we will come out a victor goes on worldwide tours and Holmes Tuesday as a website www.showbread.net. Wednesday granted Helicop- company either had to shut in the appeal process. ” gets to talk about Jesus. ter Adventures’ request to completely “We don’t want money to down or challenge the ruling Since opening in May, Heli- Holmes is the keyboardist free digital download. hold anybody back from continue operating while its in circuit court. The compa- copter Adventures has drawn for Showbread, an ever- appeal of a zoning board’s de- “I couldn’t imagine not owning the music,” Holmes ny’s lawyer filed an appeal on criticism from homeowners changing, against-the-cur- doing this,” Holmes said from said. “The message we’re cision makes its way through Sept. 12. rent Christian band that’s un- court, Horry County spokes- his home in Portland, Ore., After Wednesday’s deci- See HELICOPTER, Page 3A conventional in its approach where Showbread is currently See SHOWBREAD, Page 9A WHAT’S PUBLISHER’S NOTEBOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4A DIXIE DIVAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5A CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6A FAITH CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7A STRAND TENNIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3B ENTERTAINMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4B COLUMN B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5A OBITUARIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8A CROSSWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4B INSIDE? 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  • 29. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly 2/3 Times Division CYAN-AOOO MAGENTA-OAOO YELLOW -OOAO BLACK 2/6/01 Christopher J. Murphy Attorney at Law 136 West Richardson Ave | Summerville P. (843) 832-1120 SJ04-682266 Toll Free: (888) 833-1120 www.murphylawfirmllc.com ® Friday, January 13, 2012 50¢ www.journalscene.com 2nd lawsuit filed against PinewoodSECOND PLACE: BY JIM TATUM Cowlishaw, and Brendan Diffley, also alleges that Pinewood Prep selors, and prin- silence by failing to notify law The Journal Scene a former Pinewood guidance and Cowlishaw were grossly neg- cipals, among enforcement and by taking affir- counselor. ligent in their hiring, retention others – that mative steps to keep others from A second alleged sexual abuse According to a press release and supervision of ReVille. they must fol- notifying law enforcement. victim of Charleston-area teacher from Motley Rice LLC, John Doe “Based on new evidence, we low the law and Pinewood officials continue to and coach Louis “Skip” ReVille 2, alleges that Pinewood Prep, believe these mandatory protect the chil- maintain that the allegations are is suing Pinewood Preparatory Cowlishaw and Diffley were reporters at Pinewood missed dren in their without merit. School. notified that ReVille improperly opportunities to stop this preda- care.” “The allegations are unfound- Lawyers for Motley Rice LLC touched him and other boy stu- tor,” David Hoyle, a Motley Rice The filing ed,” the school’s attorney, Alice Reville filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday dents while on school property lawyer for Doe 2, said. “We want claims a civil Paylor of the Charleston law firm on behalf of a plaintiff known as but did not report it as required this lawsuit to serve as a c o n s p i r a c y, Rosen, Rosen and Hagood LLC “John Doe 2” against Pinewood, by law. At that time, Doe 2 was a reminder to all mandatory alleging the three defendants said Thursday. “No such com- its former headmaster Dr. Glyn middle school student. The suit reporters – teachers, school coun- engaged in a conspiracy of See REVILLE Page 8A DCSOThe Summerville arrests 4th suspect Journal Scene in murder BY JIM TATUM The Journal Scene Bond was denied for the latest suspect arrested in connection with the Dec. 19 armed robbery and mur- der of a Moncks Corner man in Summerville. with the victim to obtain the marijuana and Butler came out of a wooded area with gun and began fir- i n g , w h i c h resulted a During a bond hearing in the held Wednesday afternoon, death of Dorchester County the vic- Jim Tatum/Journal Scene Magistrate Judge Katrina tim, he Haynes April Bennett with her son Lorenzo Newton. Patton denied bond for said. Christopher John “Rock” After conducting multiple Small patient, big personality Haynes. interviews, Dorchester DCSO investigators County Sheriff ’s DCSO arrested Haynes Tuesday investigators found that and charged with murder Haynes was also present Lorenzo touches hearts of all he meets and armed robbery in con- nection with the murder of William Michael and assisted Butler in the robbery and homicide, Nettles said. BY JIM TATUM two and a half years old – has cancer, words all parents dread: “Your child Cummings. Swarez, 17 was arrested The Journal Scene much less just finished a chemothera- has cancer.” The incident occurred Dec. 28 and charged with py session less than an hour ago. “That day I felt like I just couldn’t about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at criminal conspiracy in con- Lorenzo Newton is as full speed The squirms and giggles that seem- go on,” Lorenzo’s mom, April Azalea Park apartment nection with the murder. A ahead as little boys come. Expressive, ingly power the small toy locomotive Bennett said. “I kept thinking ‘why complex on Orangeburg judge set her bond at liquid brown eyes light up at a friend- now speeding across the break room again? Why is this happening again? Road near Summerville. $40,000. DCSO ly face – any one – and the infectious, table to crash into a cup full of ice, God must have a reason.” Deputies responded to a Investigators arrested mischievous giggle and klieg light contrasts starkly with the quiet, steady Bennett lost her mother just last year call about a possible shoot- Stroman on Dec. 30 in con- smile simply cannot be resisted. voice of the young mother recounting to colon cancer; she was literally still ing and found Cummings nection with the same One would never guess this sunny, the moment when she had to listen to paying funeral expense bills when dead in his truck with a homicide. She was also pint-sized whirling dervish – barely an emergency room doctor utter gunshot wound to his chest. charged with Criminal See LORENZO Page 8A After conducting several Conspiracy and denied search warrants and inter- bond, Nettles said. Dana views, investigators Andrew Butler Jr., 19, of Congressman campaigns for Gingrich obtained information that lead to the arrests of three suspects, Enphaie Swarez, Ridgeville was also arrest- ed on Dec. 30 and charged with Armed Robbery and BY LESLIE CANTU people gathered for a luncheon at through on a 10-year program of mak- 17 and Ramera Stroman, Murder; his bond was also The Journal Scene Sweetwater Café. ing Republicans the majority in the U.S. 19, both of Summerville denied. He said he had vowed to remain neu- House, something that most and Dana Andrew Butler Anthony Pierce was driv- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tral in the Republican primary because Republicans had resigned themselves to Jr., 19, of Ridgeville. ing the vehicle where the has the right combination of experience, several of his friends are running, but never happening, Watts said. According to information victim was located and was historical understanding and principles felt compelled to begin campaigning on He also defended Gingrich’s remarks obtained by investigators, charged the night of the to be the next president, said J.C. Watts, Gingrich’s behalf after he saw the using U.S. Marshals to bring “activist the suspects had set up a shooting with Possession former Oklahoma Congressman, on attacks on Gingrich. judges” before Congress to explain their marijuana purchase from with Intent to Distribute Wednesday. Gingrich has been painted as undisci- decisions. the victim, Nettles said. Marijuana and Criminal Watts spoke to a group of about 20 plined, yet he methodically followed The female suspects met See GINGRICH Page 5A See MURDER Page 8A Summerville Journal Scene • www.journalscene.com CYAN-AOOO MAGENTA-OAOO YELLOW-OOAO BLACK 01/29/08
  • 30. GENERAL EXCELLENCE Weekly 2/3 Times Division www.OnlineChester.com www.OnlineChester.com Devils battle two bugs Colonial Banquet Yellow Jackets and the injury bug in town tonight. See Page 10. The Great Falls Home Town Association to hold annual banquet. See Page 1-B NEWS&REPORTER NEWS&REPORTER THE HE THE HE C HESTER C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN N EWSPAPER SINCE 1869 C HESTER C OUNTY ’ S H OMETOWN N EWSPAPER SINCE 1869 Issue 76, 1 Section, 18 pages FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 75 Cents Issue 19, 2 Sections, 20 pages WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 75 Cents Cancer in Title Town! Inmate Chester dies while 2012, in custody BY DENYSE CLARK county’s emergency 911 sys- dclark@onlinechester.com tem. Both the City of Chester Part 2 Fire Department and Ches- An inmate housed at the ter Rescue Squad responded, Chester County Detention the release said. Center died during the “Mrs. French was trans- weekend while in custody, ported to Chester Regional according to a release from Medical Center where she Chester leads the state Sheriff Richard Smith. Melinda French of 1040 Pineridge Road was found was pronounced dead,” Smith said in the release. “SLED was notified immedi- in lung cancer death unresponsive in her cell by detention center officials, Smith said in the release. ately to investigate the death. This is standard pro- cedure when there is an BY TRAVIS JENKINS ed, meaning that the age of BY HOLLY HINDMAN/THE N&R “It is with my greatest inmate death. Mrs. French tjenkins@onlinechester.com the population is taken into Great Falls basketball players hold up ten fingers, which is one for every state title the school has won, setting a sympathy to report to you passed away in her sleep account. new state record. For coverage of Saturdays win, see Pages 4-A, 10-11A, 12-13A and 1-B. that inmate Melinda French, and no foul play is expect- Chester County’s age- Two “cancer cluster” 55 years of age, passed away ed.” adjusted cancer mortality studies of Chester County late Saturday night,” Smith Chester County Coroner rate is higher than that of have been released in the wrote. “Detention officers Terry Tinker performed an BY NANCY PARSONS/THE N&R the state as a whole. “Cancer mortality” is First Citizens Bank Branch Manager Brenda McBrayer presented retiring Chester County Economic Development Business defined as the occurrence of Retention and Expansion Manager Hal Stone with a Clemson gift basket during a drop-in in his honor on Tuesday. cancer deaths in a certain past six years. A cancer clus- ter is when the number of cancers occurring is higher than would be expected by Rolled Alloy coming to were doing routine checks on the inmates and when they checked on Mrs. French, she was unresponsive.” Smith said detention cen- autopsy on French’s body and confirmed the initial reports of her death. “She died of natural county, bringing 24 jobs population within a given chance. Additionally, a can- Hal Stone retires from period of time. A cancer cer cluster would more likely ter officials contacted the See INMATE, Page 2-A mortality rate tells how involve rare kinds of cancer many people died of cancer or an excess number of one Bond package per 100,000 people in the population. It is age-adjust- See CANCER, Page 2 BY TRAVIS JENKINS Rolled Alloys, based in Ohio, a five-year period. The jobs with Rolled took a relatively Economic Development Building permits tjenkins@onlinechester.com For the second time in as many Chester County would be locating in an existing building in the county. “Rolled Alloy has com- will pay well, Parker said, with salaries slotted at $65,000, $60,000, $36,500 and $34,500. short amount of time to secure, though, she said. According to the compa- ny’s website, the mission of passes second Stone was honored with a drop-in “I’ve got my 28 years in,” Stone Council meetings, Economic mitted to come to Chester Some projects take years Rolled Alloys is “exceeding council reading BY NANCY PARSONS at the Carlisle Roddey Government said. Development Director Kar- County,” Parker told Ches- to come to fruition and some the expectations of specialty gfreporter@onlinechester.com Complex Tuesday. “We’re going to miss him,” said Tuesday was a double celebration Karlisa Parker, Chester County Stone, the son of the late Dr. Halsted and Mary Jo Stone, gradu- ated from Chester High School in down in county lisa Parker had good news in the form of an industrial announcement. ter County Council. Rolled is committing to a $3.7 million investment and never materialize despite putting in long hours and lots of work trying to land metals customers world- wide.” for Hal Stone. Economic Development director. “But 1970 and in 1974, was awarded a BY TRAVIS JENKINS ter. That represents a Parker announced that plans to create 24 jobs over them, Parker said. The deal See ROLLED ALLOY, Page 2-A BY TRAVIS JENKINS but not before being held up Not only did he celebrate his 60th we’re excited for his future. He’s bachelor of arts degree in Political tjenkins@onlinechester.com decrease of 90.9 percent. tjenkins@onlinechester.com to some public scrutiny dur- birthday, but he celebrated the start earned the right to decide what he’s The number of commer- ing a public hearing held of his retirement. going to do every day.” See STONE, Page 2 The number of building cial permits was up slight- Chester County Council before the vote. permits issued in Chester County took a steep decline in the second quarter of ly, going from none to one. No multi-family or indus- trial permits were issued Fairfield County District wants mediation considered second reading of bond package Monday that will fund conversion of the William Stephenson was the first member of the pub- lic to speak. Stephenson said School Super announces 2012, according to informa- tion released by the Catawba Regional Council in the second quarter of this year or last year. The other three counties with Chester District regarding lawsuit former Nourse Auto Mall property into a convention center, along with other proj- he had been operating a business in Chester County of Governments. in the region had mixed BY DENYSE CLARK end to a nearly two-year District confirmed the board would require the Fairfield ects. The measure passed, See BOND, Page 2-A ‘really good things’ for district In the second quarter (a time span covering April through June) five single- family permits were issued results. The number of sin- gle-family permits in Lancaster was up slightly, going from 160 in the 2011 dclark@onlinechester.com Mediation Chester County legal battle over payments for more than 150 students between from the Mitford area. On and Tuesday, Armand Derfner, of trustees in that district recently gave authorization to begin mediation with Chester County district offi- district to pay the Chester district hundreds of thou- sands of dollars annually for the education of Mitford stu- County considering BY DENYSE CLARK dclark@onlinechester.com things” happening in the dis- trict during her superinten- dent’s report. ber of programs offered and employability. We’re doing this to determine whether we be discussed are fire and emergency services. The superintendent also said she in Chester County. That was down from 14 in the second quarter of 2011, a to 166 in this year’s second quarter. The commercial permits were up from four Fairfield County school dis- the attorney representing trict officials could bring an the Fairfield County School cials for a June 2010 lawsuit to halt a state law that See LAWSUIT, Page 6-A privatization of EMS At the recent monthly “We are doing program meet the needs of our com- recently held her first parent drop of 64.2 percent. Mobile to five, mobile home per- BY TRAVIS JENKINS ness. meeting of the Chester evaluations,” Slayman told munity.” cabinet meeting and it was a home permits took an even mits were low and static tjenkins@onlinechester.com The rolling stock bonds County Board of School Trustees, Superintendent the board. “The Career Center will pull together By April, a report will be released to community stake great success. “I think we had someone steeper drop, going from 11 in the second quarter of (staying at one) while the number of multi-family Library collects 200 pounds of ‘Food for Fines’ would go to pay for police In voting on a bond pack- cars previously purchased Dr. Agnes Slayman business leaders and plant holders, Slayman said. Two 2011, to just one in the age to pay for “rolling stock” by the Sheriff’s Department, BY DENYSE CLARK announced “four really good managers to look at the num- of the “probable programs” to See SCHOOL, Page 4 most recently ended quar- See PERMITS, Page 2 County Supervisor Carlisle along with “at least two” dclark@onlinechester.com Roddey announced that new fire trucks, some other Chester may be looking to Patrons with overdue get out of the EMS busi- See EMS, Page 2-A Feighner: ‘The Eureka was a neat, little Friends of book fines at the Chester County Library recently were able to take care of mill village with lots of good people!’ Animals their fines and meet the needs of the community all Discover Chester County Editor’s Note: In recog- BY DENYSE CLARK said. “We didn’t have a lot of bed, we had to share a bed,” rabies clinic at the same time. The local library along with the available for pick-up nition of the Eureka Mill Village Reunion, The News dclark@onlinechester.com material things but we had lots of love.” Feighner said. “There were three girls and one boy. We is Saturday branches in Lewisville and Great Falls celebrated BY NANCY PARSONS municipalities, recreation & Reporter has offered a Frances Owens Feighner Feighner’s family lived in three girls slept in one room February as “Food for Fines” gfreporter@onlinechester.com and more. series of articles this month said her parents moved to a four-room house owned by and our brother slept in the BY DENYSE CLARK month, said Tawana Davis, The magazine was includ- profiling a resident of Eureka the Eureka Mill Village the Springs family who room with Mother and dclark@onlinechester.com head circulation director in Discover Chester County, ed in the Feb. 29 issue of The Mill. This is the final of the when she was just a few owned the mill. The rent was Daddy.” Chester. Residents were a yearly publication of The News & Reporter and was four part series. The Eureka months old in 1941. She lived $3 a week, she said. Feighner’s father worked Friends of the Animals allowed to donate one News & Reporter, is avail- mailed to all subscribers. Mill Village Reunion will be at 222 Second St. until she “Kids now days talk about first shift in the card room will sponsor a rabies clinic canned good per $1 they able for pick-up. For those who did not held on Saturday at Anna’s got married in 1956. having their own room – I owed in overdue fines and The 90-page annual pub- receive a copy, you can pick Arbor beginning at 4 p.m. “It was a good life!” she didn’t even have my own See EUREKA, Page 2 Feighner See RABIES, Page 2 everyone “loved the idea,” lication includes information up a free copy at stores where Davis said. BY DENYSE CLARK/THE N&R about Chester County activi- the paper is sold or at The Head Circulation Director Tawana Davis, left, and Library Director Luanne James ties, agencies, churches, News & Reporter, 104 York I Classifieds . . . . . . . . . 16 O I See FINES, Page 2-A show the boxes of food collected in Chester during the “Food for Fines” campaign. clubs, law enforcement, St., Chester. Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Lavern Morrison, 59 N Teens vs. dogs N B It should be pretty easy to figure out Classifieds . . . . . . 5-B N Closing D Jumps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Virginia Morrison, 87 S I Great Falls . . . . . . 1-B O Robert Bagley, 54 Clyde Hindman Jr., 75 GREAT FALLS I where Curly Jo comes down on that N O The Chester County E Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 T Raymond Thompson, 80 I Police . . . . . . . . . . 3-A B Johnny Cassels Jr., 57 Jean Strickland, 69 Coy Mackey, 79 T Elections Office will argument. 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