John Coddington pleaded guilty in August to beating his girlfriend to death, then burning her body in a barrel to cover up the crime. He tried to back out of the plea; an appeals court dismissed the attempt Wednesday.
We peeked (with their permission!) inside readers’ kitchens for a glimpse of their daily caffeine habits. We also tried coffee at various shops around Fort Mill Township. What what we found is, the coffee scene in Fort Mill and Indian Land is rich in beans and creativity.
When Fort Mill Township voters go to the polls Nov. 8, they will have the opportunity to elect S.C. House representatives. Residents in Dist. 45 will choose between Democrat Tyler Mitchell and Republican Brandon Newton. Both are first-time candidates vying to succeed incumbent Republican Deborah Long, who declined to seek re-election.
It’s anyone’s best guess as to which team will claim bragging rights in the annual Milltown Showdown football game between Fort Mill and Nation Ford high schools, but there also will be a focus on an important message.
Nation Ford High School will travel to Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday to compete for a sixth state title after winning the South Carolina Band Directors Association Class 4-A Upper State championship this past Saturday at Boiling Springs High School in Spartanburg.
The 16th annual Baxter Village Fall Festival and Market Day, and Tega Cay’s Fall Festival will both take place on Saturday, Oct. 29. Both festival’s organizers are expecting turnout to be close to 4,000 attendees, weather permitting.
1996: The Indian Land High School Marching Band won State Class A Marching Band Championship; 1976: Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets throttled the Chesterfield Golden Rams 42-6; 1936: Claude D. Turner, running without opposition for the Ward 4 seat on Fort Mill Town Council, received 11 of the 14 eligible votes cast.
Over and over again, in places were people of faith are persecuted, we find courageous men and women who continue to worship in defiance of edicts and against the rulers. We need more of that courage in our own lives.
We favor growing the Tega Cay Fire Department and have it cover the vulnerable area inside the Riverview district. All indications are that it would be more cost effective. Certainly it’s the faster solution to a serious problem.