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S.C. cops, prosecutors push for closing video ‘loophole’ in DUI law

Local sheriffs, police chiefs and solicitors from across the state spent the day Tuesday in Columbia, pleading with lawmakers to plug the holes in South Carolina’s drunk driving laws. More often than not — about every one in three cases, says York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant — people suspected of driving drunk, or otherwise impaired, […]

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Proposed RHSD3 calendar calls for Fall semester to end before Christmas

For the first time in several years, students in Rock Hill schools may wrap up their fall semester classes before leaving for Christmas break. Under a draft calendar presented to the school board Monday night, fall classes would start August 18 and end December 18 with 84 days of required “seat time.” Students would take […]

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2015 York County Sports Hall of Fame inductees announced

The York County Sports Hall of Fame has released its list of 2015 inductees. Dr. Tom Crump was a high school and college basketball player and high school coach, principal and superintendent. Tommy Gaither was a high school and college coach. Chris Hope was a football player in high school, college and for eight years […]

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Snuffed Out: Will Rock Hill ban smoking in public parks?

The days of lighting up a cigarette in Rock Hill city parks may be nearing an end after the city’s parks and recreation commission delivered a recommendation before city council Monday night. The plan, which would ban smoking outright in city parks, is somewhat already in place with an experimental ban on smoking at youth […]

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Lancaster drug task force makes arrest, seizes $25,000 worth of heroin

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force team made an arrest last week while its members were investigating drug activity. 26-year-old Elijah Featherstone is charged with trafficking heroin and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. After obtaining a search warrant for Featherstone’s residence, investigators located more than five ounces […]

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First-time freshmen, transfer applications up 9 percent at Winthrop

Admissions figures supplied by Winthrop University show first time freshman and transfer student applications are up by 9 percent over this time last year. The figures, Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management Eduardo Prieto said, show an increase of 325 more applications for the Fall 2015 semester. While the latest admissions numbers show a […]

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Lawmakers’ effort to give districts authority over school start date fails

A S.C. House Education Subcommittee nixed a plan Wednesday in Columbia to allow local school districts to set their own schedule — particularly when they can allow K-12 public schools to start fall classes. S.C. Rep. John King of Rock Hill proposed the change as part of a larger bill allowing schools to substitute a […]

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