Dixie Chicks Side Band Tackles Tough Subject

The Dixie Chicks are no strangers to controversy. During the first couple years of the last decade, they ended up in a public feud with Toby Keith and then lost a big chunk of their fan base over their political views. But having the rug pulled out from under them didn’t make the band run away from tough issues. In fact, they’ve discovered that there’s a lot of freedom when you’re not trying to make everybody happy. In that context, the Court Yard Hounds, a duo made up of the Chicks’ Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, had some leeway in the album they made this year to tackle a song about a rift in a family with “Ain’t No Son.” Emily is particularly challenged by the song because it’s subject matter that makes a lot of people uncomfortable and requires her to take on a point of view that she doesn’t agree with. Read More

Sheriff will not manage Columbia Police

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott will not manage the Columbia Police Department. Wednesday Night City council voted instead to get working on hiring a new police chief. There’s only been an “interim” chief since Tandy Carter was fired in May, and it was proposed that the sheriff oversee the police force for the time being. [...] [...] Read More

Sheriff will not manage Columbia Police

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott will not manage the Columbia Police Department. Wednesday Night City council voted instead to get working on hiring a new police chief. There’s only been an “interim” chief since Tandy Carter was fired in May, and it was proposed that the sheriff oversee the police force for the time being. [...] [...] Read More

Grand opening of Sykes means jobs for Sumter

Wednesday, state and local leaders celebrated the grand opening of a new business in Sumter. The grand opening of Sykes Enterprises’ new call center in Sumter was attended by Gov. Mark Sanford along with conpany executives, economic development officials and local leaders as they celebrated the creation of 600 new jobs coming to the area during [...] [...] Read More

Help Keith Urban Pick His New Album Cover!

Keith Urban’s new album Get Closer is set to hit stores on November 16 but there’s something that Keith has not quite figured out yet. That’s where you come in. Keith wants input from all the fans on which album cover to pick. He posted both of the covers below on his Facebook page today. [...] Read More