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Winthrop students march for free speech, free press in France

Simultaneous funerals are being held today in Jerusalem and Paris for some of the victims of deadly attacks in Paris last week while stateside, students at Winthrop University marched on campus in solidarity for journalists killed while working for the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Thibaut Tacuqet, a graduate student from France, organized an 11 a.m. […]

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City OK’s Arts Council bid for downtown Cultural District

Rock Hill City Council has signed off on a plan to allow the Arts Council of York County to move forward with a request to designate several square city blocks a state culture district. Under a bill signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley in 2014, the South Carolina Arts Commission now has the authority […]

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New county fire training center could help volunteer departments

York County Fire Marshal Billy Weatherford remembers a time — not too long ago — when the training required to be a volunteer firefighter was more of a luxury than a necessity. “It wasn’t required — it was nice to have.” But today’s volunteer firefighters must undergo a minimum of 200 hours of training before […]

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Winthrop presidential candidates’ list whittled to 79

Between now and late spring, a small group of Winthrop University trustees will narrow the list of candidates for the school’s eleventh president. Board chairwoman Kathy Bigham said Friday the presidential search committee was flooded with more than 140 candidates; a mix of nominations, self-nominations and recommendations from Texas-based consultant R. William Funk & Associates. […]

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Winthrop budget freeze saves $1 million

A ten percent spending freeze decree at Winthrop University in September 2014  has saved the institution roughly $1 million to date, acting president and provost Debra Boyd said Friday. The freeze, first made public September 16, would redirect the fund frozen to a temporary account, and give the university’s administration the ability to revisit its […]

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RHEDC narrows its focus towards ‘endowment’ style operation

Poised with a number of economic development projects in the proverbial hopper, the Rock Hill Development Corporation is shifting its focus to supporting more projects that will provide a return on its investment – in the hopes of fueling more jobs into the local economy. At a workshop between the group and Rock Hill City […]

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York Co. meth trade shifting to black tar heroin; SC meth labs on the rise

New figures from drug agents in York County show the recent growth in methamphetamine labs appears to be tapering off, while statewide, the number of labs is still on the rise. Officers with York County’s Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit shut down 22 labs in 2014 – the same number of labs closed in 2013. But […]

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