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Chester County nears deal on ‘Project Witness’ plant in Fort Lawn

Chester County could be on the brink of scoring another major employer to the area — with plans of adding another 250 jobs in Fort Lawn. County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey said late Tuesday the company, dubbed ‘Project Witness,’ would bring approximately 250 jobs and $18 million in private investment. The company is a manufacturing operation […]

‘Phat Bottom’ lawnmower track earns first rezoing nod from county

The Phat Bottom Motor Speedway will live to fight — and race — another day. York County Council Monday approved the first of three public readings to rezone 15 acres of rural property east of U.S. 321 allowing for lawnmower races. The site first opened in 2009, but it wasn’t until after Brian Saunders bought […]

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York Co. Sheriff’s Office DNA lab earns inagural accreditation

After three years, the York County Sheriff’s Office DNA Laboratory is now open. The laboratory received from Forensic Quality Services that it has achieved accreditation under the global basis for laboratory accreditation in management and technical requirements. FQS is the longest established provider of accreditation to forensic testing agencies in the United States and the […]

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Rock Hill Councilman suggests new plan for storwater repairs

This year, Rock Hill City Council advanced a plan to take a “pay as you go” approach to funding a series of improvements to an aging and inefficient city-owned system known for frequent overflows. The new fees, effective July 1, add an average of $.71 to residential utility bills and an average of $3 commercial […]

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Children’s entertainer returns home to Oakland Baptist for concert

National children’s entertainer Steve Weeks returned to his home church in Rock Hill Monday for an impromptu concert at Oakland Baptist Church. Weeks spends much of the year on the road, performing about twice a week before young audiences, organizer Alice Davis said. Weeks was in Rock Hill visiting his family. Monday’s concert attracted about […]

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Straight Talk: 07/21/14 John Black

Rock Hill City Councilman John Black joins Manning Kimmel on Monday’s edition of “Straight Talk.”   Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

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Catawba Bingo Hall to open in Rock Hill July 19

Following years of legal wrangling — the Catawba Indian Nation’s plans to reopen a Bingo hall in Rock Hill will move forward this weekend. The tribe plans to open a new hall on the former site of a Bi-Lo grocery store in the Northeast Plaza shopping center July 19. The site will hold up to […]

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