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Police chief anticipates quiet return

WAGENER -- Barely 24 hours after getting peppered with birdshot in a tense domestic call, Police Chief Norman Courtney wanted to get right back to work. But the best he could manage after being released from a Columbia hospital Monday...
Chief makes a difference

WAGENER -- Norman Courtney moved through the ranks of the local school system, as did his children. And his grandchildren attend C.E. Busbee Elementary...
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Suspect is arrested in standoff

...given a day or two of vacation, Chief Key said. The last time a Wagener officer was shot at was 1999. Then-Chief Norman Courtney was responding to a domestic dispute. When he approached the house, a man shot him with a shotgun. He was hit...
Wagener pays $500 to settle suit

WAGENER - City officials released details Friday of a settlement with former police chief Norman Courtney, saying they agreed to pay $500 to end the ex-chief's wrongful termination suit. Wagener Mayor Steve Carver said the city...
Across the area

...Mayor Steve Carver said. Another resigned after the town council voted to fire him for insubordination. And Chief Norman Courtney was put on administrative leave without pay, but with benefits, until his retirement next March. The town began...
Town fills police vacancy

...week when an Orangeburg man filled one of three vacancies - the equivalent of the entire police force. Police Chief Norman Courtney was put on administrative leave without pay and is being replaced. Officer Randy Price resigned before he was fired...
Wagener police chief wounded

...police chief and held officers at bay for nearly four hours before surrendering, authorities said. Police Chief Norman Courtney was responding to a call a block from his home at about 11:30 a.m. when Wesley Corbett, 44, allegedly fired...
Ms. Margaret E. Powell (AIKEN, S.C.)

...Interment will follow in the Bethcar Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Koster Brown, Courtney Brown, Norman Courtney, Bobby Courtney, Archie Adams and Truman Summers. Ms. Powell was born in Lexington County to the late Felton and...

Now Playing Synopsis: Writer/director Chris Butler puts his experience working on Coraline and Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride to good use in this charmingly morbid tale of an eccentric young hero facing supernatural forces that would make most grown-ups cower in fear. Eleven-year-old Norman Babcock (voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a young misfit with a remarkable gift: He sees dead people. Although Norman's clairvoyance allows him the unique opportunity to enjoy the company of his beloved grandmother (Elaine Stritch) long after she has ceased to be, it also drives his frustrated father Perry (Jeff Garlin) and popularity-obsessed sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick) up the wall at home and makes him the target of dim-witted bully Alvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) at school. His only friend is portly Neil (Tucker Albrizzi), who isn't exactly a beacon of coolness. When Norman's deceased uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman), a local pariah, warns the young boy that he must save their small town of Blithe Hollow from a witch's curse that has plagued the area for centuries, the young creature-feature addict isn't entirely sure how to respond -- that is, until the sky turns red, the clouds start to swirl, and the dead rise up from their graves. Now, as a terrified mob takes to the streets with torches in hand, it's up to Norman, Courtney, Alvin, Neil, and Neil's older brother Mitch (Casey Affleck) to put things right, even if it means confronting the 300-year-old curse that has haunted Blithe Hollow ever since the notorious witch hunts of the 18th century. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review