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State to close 4th minimum security prison in three years

The state’s prison agency plans to close a minimum security facility outside of Aiken by the summer. The Lower Savannah Pre-Release Center will close in early June… the fourth such facility to shutter in the past three years. The facility houses inmates who have served the majority of their sentence and are being reintegrated into […]

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Local GOP Delegates to be chosen Thursday

This Thursday delegates to represent South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District at the upcoming G.O.P. convention this summer in Cleveland will be elected. 126 delegates from the district’s 11 counties will meet to elect three of the state’s 50 dlegates at 7p.m. this Thursday at the Rock Hill Holiday Inn on galleria Blvd. These delegates along […]

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Former pro football star giving back to the community he came up in

Former Lewisville High School, USC and NFL football star Sheldon Brown hosted a fundraiser this weekend for his nonprofit group called Brown’s Corner. Brown says the program helps high school students in Chester and Lancaster Counties. “We get 15 students going into their 9th grade year, and we stay with them until their senior year,” […]

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Boeing South Carolina brings recruiting message to Rock Hill

Boeing South Carolina and the state Commerce Department are visiting 8000 students at eight high schools in York, Chester and Lancaster Counties late this week,  hoping to attract future employees to its high-tech manufacturing facility in North Charleston. Jeff Bouchard, who chairs the advisory board for the Commerce Department’s Catawba regional office, says South Carolina […]

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State Senate Challenger, Wes Climer, Releases Financial Records

Wes Climer, who is set to take on incumbent Wes Hayes for the 15th Senate district seat in the June 14th Republican Primary, has released his financial records.  Climer stated in a press release that he was hoping to set an example for what he feels taxpayers deserve from the General Assembly.  Currently South Carolina […]

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Proposed City of Rock Hill budget includes nominal fee increases

City of Rock Hill staff today presented the city council with a $226 million proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July first. The spending plan includes no property tax or sanitation tax hikes. It includes a 73-cent per month wastewater rate increase that’s offset by a 77-cent per month decrease in the water […]

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Groups make recommendations for next Pennies for Progress program

The committee that’s compiling a list of projects for the 4th Pennies for Progress referendum heard recommendations Wednesday night from the Rock Hill Fort Mill Area Transportation Study and the Catawba Regional Council of Governments. After rejecting another bridge over the Catawba River to connect Rock Hill with Fort Mill several years ago, RFATS is […]

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