Myra McCant’s letter about the “fat mirror” was very funny.
I have written many letters in honor of our police. I did not know Myra’s son Brent McCants, a deputy who was murdered in 1992, but I’m sure he was a good man because I know Myra and her other son Billy Dale.
Our police have a dangerous job. They look after us. We also must watch out for them, because they have families also.
I don’t expect to be here much longer, but I want to leave a legacy that my letters helped save one police officer.
Hundreds of business people, civic leaders and elected officials hobnobbed into the evening at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s packed Bradley Building during the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and soiree.
The festivities continued past press time Thursday night, but the chamber released an advance copy of the awards that were to be given out at the end of the evening. The honorees were Susan Rowell, Mike Dial, Stan Johnson, Lisa Hallman and Keith Harris.
Rowell was named Business Person of the Year.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred just after 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Greenbriar Drive, off S.C. 903 east of Lancaster.
A woman was home alone and found a stranger in her home, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. The victim struggled with the man, escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911. The man fled the scene.
The sheriff’s office sent deputies, investigators, a K-9 unit and a crime scene agent to the residence.
Karen Denise Fischer of Lancaster and Nathan Lee Mackey of Charlotte were united in marriage on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at one o’clock in the afternoon at Sherwood Baptist Church in Lancaster. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Rusty McAlister. Music for the ceremony was provided by pianist Kathy Weiss and organist Bob Hickling.
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning on the heels of Clemson dethroning
Alabama for the College Football Playoff National Championship, my thoughts went back to Christmas Eve, 2013.
That day I recall buying a USA Today, which in that holiday edition focused on college football recruiting.
In the issue, I remember reading about a Clemson University football recruit named Deshaun Watson, considered the nation’s top dual threat quarterback.
This is in response to Carl Miles’ Jan. 11 letter “Prayer for our law enforcement officers.”
Thank you so much, Carl, for dedicating your prayer to the memory of my son, Deputy James Brent McCants.
You said you wanted your legacy to be protecting our law enforcement officers. The moment you wrote that letter, your legacy went out around the world.
God hears you and all the other men and women praying. Prayer works. And you will save someone’s life.
God bless you, Carl.
Buford split a Region IV-AA twin bill with North Central High School on Tuesday night in the Jackets’ gym.
The BHS girls built an early lead and steadily pulled away for a solid 72-40 win over North Central at BHS.
In the boys game, North Central earned a measure of hardwood revenge, taking a 72-54 win over the Jackets.
The Lady Jackets took the lead in the first period when senior Morgan Deese sparked the BHS girls, hitting eight of her 14 points to give Buford an 18-8 lead after one period.
Melvin Stroble of Indian Land will take the Lancaster County school board District 1 seat next month, since no candidates filed during the 14-day write-in period.
Stroble was the only candidate to file, which will save the Lancaster County School District the estimated $6,000 cost of a special election.
Donald Trump has been called a xenophobe, a racist and a bigot, but do the titles really fit?
A xenophobe is one who is fearful of what is foreign especially people of foreign origin. Trump does business all over the world, so I doubt he fears foreign places or people.
What he is concerned about is Isis terrorists infiltrating as refugees into our country from Syria as they have done in Europe. He has called for a halt to Syrian immigration until these people can be vetted properly.