Disgraced “developer” Terry Lanford made a court appearance yesterday to face charges that he and Spartanburg County Clerk of Court Marc Kitchens were involved in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and meth. As he left court he gave this statement:
But he did say he would like to thank the people of Woodruff for their support during the last few weeks.
“They’ve been very kind and good to me,” said Lanford, owner of Lanford Properties. “There are a lot of good, Christian people in Woodruff and I really appreciate them standing by me.”
Indeed, but he already thanked them by delivering local drugs to a Florida dealer and underpaying his taxes by $380,000. I’m sure the good people of Woodruff will feel appreciated as they watch the drug related crime and attendant violence blossom in part due to Lanford’s (alleged) funding of the local drug trade. I’m sure in a recession everyone feels the “thanks” of tax cheats and criminals. I’m sure anyone who gets robbed by an addict, or who has a house they can’t sell because it’s next to a dealer, or who sees cuts to essential services will be heartened by the thanks of a drug dealing tax cheat.
Something tells me that a school that can’t control their sports teams at games has more problems than poor sportsmanship:
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Eight Abbeville High School athletes were suspended on Thursday after a brawl at the team’s basketball game against Southside High School on Wednesday night.
Southside High School was hosting Abbeville High School on Wednesday night. A scorekeeper at the game told FOX Carolina that the referees made some controversial calls during the game, but Southside beat Abbeville 61-51.
Deputies said that when fans started to run out onto the floor after the victory, two players began fighting. They said that the fight spilled into the crowd. They said that before it was over, even some parents were throwing punches.
Stay classy Abbeville parents. School officials are shocked, shocked, that his precious young charges would act in this way:
“We take good pride in the character of our kids,” said Abbeville High School Principal Dr. Steve Glenn, who was also at Wednesday’s game. “For something like this to happen, it’s out of character for our kids. We are very embarrassed that it did happen.”
I bet. There’s no word yet on whether any charges will be filed for what is essentially a riot. I would put forward that is part of the problem with the kids. Cooling their heels in county would probably make them a little less quick with their fists.
Looks like the Greenville deputies bagged a couple of bad guys last night, although to read Paul Alongi’s version of the events on GreenvilleOnline you’d think the cops were trigger happy:
A man suspected of robbing a convenience store on Easley Bridge Road was shot twice tonight during a confrontation with a Greenville County sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.
He is expected to survive, said Lt. Shea Smith, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
The man was one of two people suspected of robbing a Citgo convenience store at 784 Easley Bridge Road, Smith said.
A deputy on patrol was near the store when he saw two men wearing ski masks come out, Smith said, and chased them behind the store. That is where shots rang out, he said.
Both men got into a car which crashed a short distance away, Smith said.
Alongi left out an important detail in this shooting however:
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville County deputies said that a man involved in a robbery on Tuesday night was shot, after he pulled a gun on the deputy.
Investigators said that two men robbed the Corner Mart on Easley Bridge Road, and got away with cash.
Officials said that a deputy saw the two masked men running to a getaway car near the Corner Mart. They said the deputy chased the pair, and shot the driver of that car. They said the driver and passenger crashed their car into a tree on West Street.
Both men were arrested.
Seems to me that a slight omission in a story can completely change what readers infer. Maybe Alongi doesn’t realize that his wording can lead people to believe that the cops just gunned down some possibly innocent suspects whereas the real story is that the thugs pulled a gun on the deputy.
Or maybe as usual The Greenville News has a political interest in painting the cops as jack booted fascists.
In other words he’s officially a filthy degenerate:
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A former paramedic in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to committing lewd acts on a child.
The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that 38-year-old Shawn Daily of Greer pleaded guilty earlier this week.
Daily originally was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor after an 11-year-old girl said he molested her several times between 2006 and 2008. At the time, Daily worked for Spartanburg County emergency medical services.
Prosecutors say sentencing was delayed because Daily faces other charges.
Good riddance to child molesting rubbish.
Simpsonville Police arrested two men on meth-related charges Friday morning following a multi-week cooperative investigation with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. Jody Hudson and Timothy Heil were apprehended at a house at 204 Faunawood Drive.
There were two young children in the home at the time of the arrest.
“A neighbor had called in about unusual behavior and several types of people driving up at night and staying a couple of minutes and leaving, so we do believe they were maybe selling drugs out of the house,” said Lt. Ralph Bobo.
The suspects and two children, ages 4 and 2, were removed from the home. All four had to be decontaminated due to the highly toxic chemicals inside.
The children were placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
Hudson and Heil are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, misrepresentation on required log, and exposing a minor to methamphetamine.
Let’s hope child endangerment is added to the list of charges these men face. Cooking meth is stupid and dangerous, but exposing children to the combustible chemicals used in the production of meth is just plain despicable.