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Acting Winthrop President: Team approach key to school’s future

It comes as no surprise that Winthrop University’s acting president is looking to her own faculty and staff to develop a team approach to moving the university forward. Boyd, a former English professor, rose through the ranks of academia during her 30-year career at Winthrop, and was recently named the university’s Chief Executive Officer — […]

New attorney to represent fired Winthrop president

Former Winthrop University president Jamie Comstock Williamson has obtained a new attorney representing her interests in an ongoing dispute over her dismissal as the school’s tenth president. Board of Trustees chairwoman Kathy Bigham confirmed Friday that Malissa Burnette of Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC in Columbia is now representing Williamson. Through her former attorney, Bev […]

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$7.2M more needed to renovate historic York County courthouse

Nearly 15 years worth of cost overruns, structural issues and construction surprises have added another $7.2 million to York County’s efforts to renovate and restore the historic courthouse in York. York County staff presented the latest financials on the project Monday night. The renovations, first approved by council in 1999, were scheduled to be finished […]

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Council to again consider fate of York lawnmower speedway

Tonight, York County Council will consider second reading of an ordinance that would rezone 15 acres of property off John McCarter Road in York for a lawnmower racing track. Owner Bryan Saunders brought the track and a home outside of York last August, but did not know the property’s zoning was not consistent with his […]

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Fundraiser grants Tega Cay boy special wheelchair

Four-year-old Conner Goldhammer sat in a tiny wheelchair inside a busy restaurant. One leg was wrapped in bandages while his mother was close at his side. Conner was born with an extremely rare disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. In his young life, he’s broken nearly 100 bones from something as simple as […]

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Police ramping up enforcement efforts in southern Rock Hill Monday

Starting Monday, Rock Hill police officers and their counterparts at the S.C. Highway Patrol and S.C. Transport Police will ramp up their efforts cracking down on agressive, dangerous and drunk drivers — and they’re warning you in advance. The program is officially called the Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety, or DDACTS, and […]

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New superintendent kicks off year for Rock Hill Schools

It’s a year of firsts for new Rock Hill School District Three superintendent Kelly Pew. Friday morning, a pep rally kicked of the new year for the district’s faculty and staff on the campus of South Pointe High School. “It’s really about making sure that we impact in a positive way every student in the […]

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