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Ex-Lancaster Sheriff Cauthen charged with slingshotting neighbors’ property

Former Lancaster County Sheriff Johnny Cauthen turned himself in to Rock Hill Police detectives today on two charges of damaging property. Cauthen, 58, is charged in connection with two June incidents where his neighbors said he shot several pieces of “slingshot ammo” at his neighbors’ property. In one June 6, 2014 police report, one of […]

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Power restored to 600+ Rock Hill utilities customers

More than 600 City of Rock Hill utility customers’ power was restored Wednesday evening following a traffic collision and contractor’s gaffe. Just after 12 noon, a single car struck a utility pole near the Winthrop Coliseum, knocking out power for about six hours. During the afternoon drive, city crews and police closed a portion of […]

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City of Rock Hill officials: Movato’s ‘dangerous cities’ rankings flawed

The City of Rock Hill is attempting to set the record straight about a real estate firm’s claims that Rock Hill is among the top 20 most dangerous small cities in the nation. The Movato Real Estate group says its rankings, released earlier this year, are based on 2012 data by the Federal Bureau of […]

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Boyd: Winthrop is “resilient” and has “emerged stronger” following president’s firing

In her first written statement as acting president of Winthrop University, Deba Boyd says Winthrop has “emerged stronger” since the June 13 suspension and June 26 firing of former president Jamie Comstock Williamson. In 40,000 written and 20,000 e-mailed letters to alumni, donors and friends, Boyd said Winthrop is now “more responsive to the needs […]

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Real Estate firm ranks Rock Hill 18th ‘dangerous’ city in USA

This story has been updated with a response from the City of Rock Hill here.   A real estate study ranked two local cities as the most dangerous in the nation. The Movato real estate company ranked Rock Hill as the 18th most dangerous small city with 12 murders per 100,000 residents and people have […]

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GALLERY: Rick Perry visits Rock Hill on S.C. tour for Mulvaney

Texas Governor Rick Perry made a few stops in Rock Hill Wednesday on a statewide tour supporting U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney and S.C. Governor Nikki Haley. Perry discussed his future plans for political office and spent more than a half hour as the day’s guest on “Straight Talk” with Manning Kimmel. Hear the podcast here. […]

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Lesslie Fire Dept. chief Larry McCconnell loses battle with cancer

With 47 years of service under his belt in the York County Fire Service — Lesslie Volunteer Fire Department chief Larry McConnell has died. He was 65. McConnell has been chief of the department serving southern York County since 2008 and friends say he was recently diagnosed with cancer. Deputy Chief Tommy White, who will […]

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