Sandy Oaks Ninth Annual Pro Rodeo draws champs, fans from afar

...attraction will be the 2013 World Champion Bucking Bull "Fast and Furious" as well as World Champion Steer Wrestler and Calf Roper Justin Thigpen of Waycross, Ga., and IPRA World Standing All-Around Champion Shawn Minor. Stock contractor is Ken Treadway...

Funds are going smaller-game hunting for dividends

...biggest investments in Taylor's fund is Roper Industries, an industrial company worth...comfortable with the low yield because Roper has been using a lot of its cash to buy...its growth. Those acquisitions helped Roper's annual revenue nearly quintuple over a...

Mrs. Tina Wist

MCCORMICK, S.C. -- Mrs. Tina Ropers Wist, 94, of 313 Thurmond Lake Court, died Friday, Feb. 12...Va., and Walter Wist, McCormick; and a brother, Hinrich Ropers, Germany. Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, Ga., is in charge...

Bonman sentenced to life plus five years in shooting, beating death of unarmed man

...Bonman rejected a plea offer in favor of taking his chances with a jury. After the verdict was announced, Judge J. David Roper sentenced Bonman to life in prison plus five years.Bonman told sheriff investigators that he was one of the men who chased...

Most important vote Nov. 7 is for David Roper for judge

...they had a factory for judges, David Roper just might be the prototype. He's...four-man race for Superior Court judge, Roper clearly stands out. We cannot urge you strongly enough to vote for David Roper for judge on Nov. 7. It's the most...

Roper dies of injuries from truck race crash

...FORT WORTH, Texas -- Trucks series driver Tony Roper died Saturday, hours after a fiery crash in a...Hospital. LaNoue said the injury Friday night left Roper without any brain function. Roper was unconscious and unresponsive when he was pulled...

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Roper tries on robe

J. David Roper, 60, took the oath of office Tuesday...the manifestation of gentle humor, Judge Roper slipped into a black robe and accepted a new Bible and gavel. "It fits," Judge Roper said of the robe. His former law partners...

Roper takes post

J. David Roper won Tuesday's runoff election to become...Columbia and Burke counties picked Mr. Roper to replace retiring Chief Judge William...Judicial Circuit Superior Court bench. Mr. Roper held a huge lead over Mr. Williams in...

Vote for Roper is vote for justice

...on the bench. I urge you to elect David Roper for Superior Court judge because he has...and International Rotary Board member, Roper has demonstrated his commitment to service...our own community and around the world. Roper has invested time and money to local and...

David Roper is ideal for open judgeship

...me. I'm going to be supporting David Roper. David has vast legal experience from...values. We need someone such as David Roper, who is a man of conservative values...fairness. Please join me in voting for David Roper for Superior Court judge. Frank Spears...