The N-Word: Oh, West Columbia …

CITY’S MAYOR ACCUSED OF USING RACIAL SLUR The mayor of West Columbia, S.C. has been accused of dropping the “N-bomb” during a phone call with the city’s police chief. Joe Owens, who is running for reelection next month, reportedly used the racial slur during a recent telephone conversation with police…


The mayor of West Columbia, S.C. has been accused of dropping the “N-bomb” during a phone call with the city’s police chief.

Joe Owens, who is running for reelection next month, reportedly used the racial slur during a recent telephone conversation with police chief Dennis Tyndall.

Tyndall was recording the conversation, and somehow a copy of the tape wound up in the hands of WIS TV 10 (NBC – Columbia, S.C.) reporter Chad Mills.

This isn’t the first time Owens has been tied to coarse, controversial remarks.  Last year, we filed this report on a dispute between these two in which he challenged his rivals by allegedly saying he would fight them “till I am sh*tty as a bull.”

“We are going to find out who has the hairiest balls,” Owens added.

Owens told The Lexington Chronicle he does “not recall” dropping the N-Bomb and that the voice on the tape obtained by WIS is not his voice.

Ah, West Columbia …


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Tim October 15, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Oh me oh my!

shifty henry October 15, 2015 at 10:17 pm

“somehow a copy of the tape wound up in the hands …”

Pat Sajak October 15, 2015 at 10:19 pm

He didn’t say “nigger”, he said “nagger”. It’s a misunderstand, he was annoyed.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 16, 2015 at 1:15 am

Love that episode.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 16, 2015 at 1:49 am

I like this one, where he apologizes to Jesse Jackson for his misdeed.

Always reveal yourselves October 15, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Since FITS did not mention party, I bet we can guess his affiliation.

Bible Thumper October 15, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Owens has been elected to Lexington County Council as a Republican but says he is a political independent. The mayor has several local African-American community leaders supporting him ….

Read more here:

Thanks for confirming October 16, 2015 at 6:40 am

Your story is more than a year old. And that article makes it clear that he must be a Democrat, along with his support, even though it’s not admitted.

BB October 15, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Yeah you can trust anything Tyndal says.

Speak D Truth October 15, 2015 at 10:57 pm

Politics at it’s worst. Tyndal is buddies with Frazier and there isn’t a lot more that needs to be said about his poor character.

voter October 16, 2015 at 7:43 am

If you have been around Owens much, you would have no doubt. remember he hired Frazier in a do nothing job. He asked me to vote for Frazier for County Council and House of Representatives. Owens and Tim James another Frazier lap dog were butt buddies, as well as the infamous Peelers and Halfacres. This entire bunch is much too closely allied and parishioners of Mett’s preaching. The County, towns of West Columbia and Lexington would do well to rid themselves of all of this den of rats. They are all disgusting, despicable people.

Speak D Truth October 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

Agreed. This is happening as the mafia spins out of control. The old guard is gone and there is a lot of infighting among the remnants. Danny always played both sides of the fence. Frazier was backing Tyndal for Sheriff and hooked him up with the owner of a convenience store chain that has strong ties to the Lex mafia and has been long time cohorts of the Peelers and others.
James seems to have bailed out and moved to Florida to got out of the kitchen to avoid the heat.

Debbie October 16, 2015 at 9:49 am

Don’t forget Knotts, Sen. Cromer, Jean Toal!

Clean up the corruption October 16, 2015 at 11:19 am

Solicitor Myers has been sullied with his association with this bunch also.

The old saying of “laying with dogs and getting up with fleas” and “birds of a feather ” is very appropriate here.
The Criminal ,crime, illegal gambling “Ring”, or “Lexington Mafia” as they were called, much to their glee, hopefully has seen it’s day. James fled the State. Metts is in Jail, criminally convicted. LaForce and his party down bus gone. Halfacre was handed a political defeat. Frazier defeated and scorned as the slime he is. The Peelers disgraced, confirmed adulterers, cheats and liars, Knotts defeated for reelection. Amodio under lock and key for lying under oath. Cromer fingered, outed in Frazier’s rantings on tape. Owens will be the next to fall.

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 11:52 am

Pissant Myers is still on my “Shitty List” for publicly calling me liar in my testimony in an important case for him. He and his investigators did some disgracefully sloppy work on a case. As an independent , unbiased witness I explained to the jury what really occurred regarding one part of the defendant’s activities. The jury believed me, and Myers was royally pissed. Since then I never trusted him again, or voted for him, or donated money to him. It makes me wonder to this day how many folks may have been wrongfully convicted from that sort of “investigation”. Here’s the one-finger salute to you, Donny Boy …… again..!!

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

PS: The defendant was also charged in a second trial that included the activities that were the subject of my testimony. After Myers had called me a liar in public, I was ready for some ‘action’ on the stand! I grinned at him all the first day, but that night the defense attorney told me I wouldn’t be needed — Myers was going to avoid having to get me on the stand again. The defendant was also acquitted in that trial — and that was the correct verdict for justice….

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Did you see my joke that the wife told me? About the 9-1-1 call?

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Yes, thanks, and I saved it. Yesterday I told it to an attorney who will be telling it all day today!

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Well if you’re telling stories to attorneys. This is a true one. So my first wife, after we divorced, apparently had expected me to understand the errors of my ways and return. When I ended up dating Latinas – she went nuts. One girl I dated, she got wind of and used the internet and records searches and got her name and phone number and went to her place of employment and distributed flyers advertising this poor girls information and availability for a good time. To stop this I had an attorney seal the girls divorce records. So my attorney is in court, and the judge asks why, and he gives the Judge the flyer. Judge requests it be read outloud for the court reporter, which he does. Attorney behind him waitingon his turn leans forward, and says “Bob? Can you repeat the phone number again?”

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

HAW! HAW! — That’s a great story! Here’s some for ya’


A lawyer’s wife was unhappy with the condition of their home.
The furniture was old and dirty, the drapes torn, and the carpet half eaten away. In fact, she demanded a complete renovation. The lawyer said, “Look, dear. I just got a new divorce case today. As soon as I break up their home, we’ll start fixing up ours!”


Judges don’t always seem to make sense. A man found himself in front of a judge on two matters. In the first, the man’s wife was trying to get a divorce because he was impotent. In the second, his secretary wanted child support. The man lost both cases!


I have a cousin who is a brilliant attorney even though he never graduated from law school. He settled out of class. He says that most attorneys practice because it gives them a grand and glorious feeling. Hand them a grand and they feel
glorious. His law office was held up recently – the stickup man lost five hundred dollars.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Ah, a good Friday.

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm

share them with your wife…..

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

A small-town prosecutor called his first witness to the stand: a grandmotherly,
elderly woman.

He approached her and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?”

She responded, “Why yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since
you were a young boy. And frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You
lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk about them behind
their backs. You think you’re a rising big shot when you haven’t the brains to
realize you will never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher.
Yes, I know you.”

The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, “Mrs. Williams, do you know the defense attorney?”

She replied, “Why, yes I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. I used to babysit him for his parents. And he, too, has been a real disappointment to me. He’s lazy, racist, and he has a drinking problem. The man can’t build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the shoddiest in the entire state. Yes, I know him.”

At this point, the judge rapped the courtroom to silence and called both
counselors to the bench.

In a very quiet voice, he threatened, “If either of you asks her if she knows me, you’ll be jailed for contempt!”

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm


Then there was the nymphomaniac who got herself arrested so she could be tried by the jury. Her lawyer was doing his best with the jury, as he was telling the twelve men who sat in judgment about her amorous personality, and explained in detail how often and in which ways she performed her sexual exploits, “Shall we find this lovely, long-legged, busty blonde guilty and keep her from returning to her expensive condo, telephone number 555-3267?”

The jury came in with a verdict. She was to have an ‘A’ tattooed on her in a discreet spot.

The judge was curious, “Why an ‘A’?

The jury foreman said, “Because that’s the highest grade we give!”

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Might have been the same girl.

Mary October 16, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Wonder how many of these folk were in attendance at the sex parties, where cocaine was sworn to be used? The affidavit was sworn testimony by a former “Ring” member.
The way these people act with no shame, no remorse, etc., and with “law enforcement on lock down” and alleged to actually be “standing watch” while these activities took place, makes one wonder?
No wonder Lexington is the “Meth Capitol” of the State and drugs are rampant among the younguns! Look at their elected leadership, public officials and corruption of their parents those in charge.

Ghost of Melvin Purvis October 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

While they may have sat in Metts pews and sat quietly feeding from the same trough of criminal activity and immoral activity. They were all emissaries of the DEVIL himself. What amazes me is how people like Metts, Halfacre, James, Tyndall were all so easily co-opted and eager to go along with this criminal enterprise and it’s activities. The Peelers, Owens, Lucas, Day, were they in it and associated with it for the salacious, immoral sins of the flesh, or what was their monetary reward also? If the drugs and sex parties did flow like wine, as alleged, maybe all have altered states of conscience and morals, Just like the Hippies or La Cosa Nostra, and Gangsters of the 30s.

Joe gives you the finger October 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

JOE COULD GIVE A DAMN WHAT ANY OF YOU THINK! He has the black community in his pocket, just takes a little cash and the many he has performed favors with water, sewer and other Town assets. I will guarantee he gets great contributions from Frazier (how long did Frazier get free money from the town, per Joe, in the do nothing job?) he will get money from his buddy James who he supported for Lex. Co. Chief Deputy and County manager, his sycophants the Peelers ( who he protected in their adultery and carrying out affair while on the County job) Halfacre who he helped get elected mayor of Lexington.
Joe has the voters on “lock down”, just like Frazier had Metts, Tyndal, Amodio, SLED and the Highway patrol.

Centrist View October 15, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Does the recording of the telephone conversation qualify as wiretapping?

Bible Thumper October 15, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Federal law permits recording telephone calls and in-personconversations with the consent of at least one of the parties. See 18 U.S.C. 2511(2)(d). This is called a “one-party consent” law. Under a one-party consent law, you can record a phone call or conversation so long as you are a party to the conversation.

stumpknocker October 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm

and i think that is a good law

State Law October 16, 2015 at 8:45 am

Some states do have a requirement for two-party consent but I don’t believe that South Carolina is one of those states.

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

Yes, and anyone who wants to record (in any manner) should definitely check the law on this in the state they intend to do the recording. But I think that relates to allowing a third party to hear the recording.

stumpknocker October 15, 2015 at 11:06 pm

oh my world has fallen apart, no this is not true

Brian October 15, 2015 at 11:08 pm

They really need to elect Madison Duncan. He would never put up with this bs!

Town Crier October 17, 2015 at 9:13 pm


Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 16, 2015 at 1:15 am

Good thing racism is dead in S.C.

Yep, it’s all a liberal fantasy anymore innit?

Barack "GT's God" Obama October 16, 2015 at 8:44 am

As my loyal worshiper GrandTango points out, the only ones being racist and divisive are everyone that GrandTango doesn’t agree with.

It's you using the slur October 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

The mayor is a Democrat, Dumbass.

Not to mention, you’re shooting down police officers in the street, advocated by your president.
Using a derogatory term pales to what you do. But it’s like Global warming. Ignore te true danger, and obsess on the minor shit.

Louie Bouy October 16, 2015 at 1:28 am

If we only knew what every person is speaking in private conversation; or for that matter what we all are thinking every minute of every day – would we all be better off? Is there an app for that yet? All this is way to funny stuff from smiling SC elected. Makes me do a floor rolling hoot! PS – the dude is white, over 65 years old, grew up in SC, and you think he never said a bad word about anyone, or will continue? You betcha! In other words it’s a non-event for the old dude (the thought app says I’m thinking he’s a redneck cracker). I’ll tape myself and send it to the mudia (sp). We should all publicly self-confess or we are all doomed!

Front Row Seat October 16, 2015 at 5:02 am

Where are the stories about SC’s own ass clown and Super Cuts test model, Trey Gowdy and the discrediting of his Benghazi committee?

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

They should make the clowns pay for that one. Proberly won’t be long for a shutdown for some stupid reason.

All Benghazi All The Time October 16, 2015 at 8:42 am

We need an investigation into the investigation of the investigation of Benghazi to waste more tax dollars for the same conclusion we’ve been getting for quite some time now.

Marion Diggs October 17, 2015 at 1:18 am


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mamatiger92 October 16, 2015 at 8:48 am

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Nölff October 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

Draco from Harry Potter and the kid from Home Alone had a troll baby.

shifty henry October 16, 2015 at 11:28 am


The Buzzman October 19, 2015 at 10:44 am

Beat me to the Malfoy reference. 10+

The Buzzman October 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

Don’t be hatin’ on Draco Mallfoy All Growed Up. The Sorting Hat made him what he is (and messed up his hair, to boot).

And really, he’s pretty smart — for a Slytherin Idiot.

Yuck it up October 16, 2015 at 5:56 am

Given the average IQ of the mouth breathing voters in West Columbia I would argue he could say these things in a live news interview and still get elected.

IMO anyone with a lick of sense would never vote for this guy given his demonstrated past behavior. Seriously, how much bad press does West Columbia want for the next 4 years?

Nikki Smith October 16, 2015 at 6:14 am

Wake up Citizens of West Columbia!! Since he took office he has caused so much strife! This man needs to go! People need to remember the Bolchoz Report and his push for strong mayor. Good ole boy politics is all this man knows and it is time for a change!

Rand Paul's Brillo Balls October 16, 2015 at 8:39 am

Hairiest balls competition? Sweet, I’m in. Will someone please vote for me now?

Crooner October 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Hairy balls are the male version of the ’70s bush. Join the shave club, for cryin’ out loud.

Elfego October 16, 2015 at 8:42 am

Hillary used the word often along with Jew and Kike I have heard but she is a Democrat and Elite this guy must be white and Republican.

Proof? October 16, 2015 at 8:45 am

Got a source to back that up chuckles?

Benjamin Irving Goldfarb III October 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Is something now wrong with “Jew?”

The Trees October 16, 2015 at 8:51 am

There are niggers in the trees, there are niggers in the trees, won’t you listen to me pleeeeeees, THERE ARE NIGGERS IN THE TREEES!

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

Wil – as if you didn’t already know – you keep an eye on that Dispatch – if there’s a real set of journalists around – you can bet that publication can get to some good stuff.

Bobby October 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

That rag is in the hip pocket of this Lexington trash.

shifty henry October 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Rocky, stay tuned to this channel — since Mrs. Rocky likes jokes I’ve got two new ones for her, which I’ll post later this evening……

Lone Ranger October 16, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Ummmmm…Kemosabe…so Will Folks is STILL too dumb to ask why Tyndal—NOT so informing Joe Owens—taped their phone conversation
That’s right—that ugly little matter known as the law rears its head but RINO Will bashes all of West Columbia and expects a koolaid-drinking ovation
Now Joe just may be—as some have said of he—a power-grabbing
autocratic and therefore effectually undesirable and unelectable ah…mayor
But when West Columbia looks at contemptible Jean Toal giving the Lexington gang no jail time and Ben hiding his DUIs—we’ll keep Joe over here !!!

Soft Sigh from Hell October 16, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Could you listen to 30 minutes of conversation anywhere or anytime in West Columbia and NOT hear “the N word?”

Squishy123 October 16, 2015 at 8:48 pm

What person in SC hasn’t said “nigger” in the past year?

Nigger October 19, 2015 at 1:37 am

I haven’t.

ravenhaired vixen October 17, 2015 at 1:33 pm

That’s one big long blood line over there…


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