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GiTi Tire executive speaks to I-77 Alliance during economic development summit

The I-77 Alliance Wednesday held its annual economic development summit at the Gateway Conference Center. Hank Eisenga, the vice president of manufacturing for GiTi Tire, says one of his company’s major priorities is workforce development. “Having had the opportunity to first hand meet many of the people in the area, in our opinion, this area […]

Mulvaney attends fundraiser for York County GOP, facing his own challenger

5th District Congressman Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land attended a fundraiser in Rock Hill Tuesday night to raise money for the York County Republican party and candidates from the local to the national level. Mulvaney says he likes GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s message that African-Americans are better off voting Republican this year because of […]

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Mother charged after police say she put newborn in fridge

A Chester woman is accused of putting her newborn son in a refrigerator for hours. Chester County deputies and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division officials charged 27-year-old Angela Blackwell with homicide by child abuse Monday. Deputies say on February 27th they were called to the hospital for a report of a child that was brought […]

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Rock Hill School Board votes to sell existing central office, build new one elsewhere

The Rock Hill School Board voted Monday night to sell its existing district office building on North Anderson Road for $2.7 million, and to build a new office building for up to $6.5 million. The new owner of the property the existing district office sits on is allowing the district to move its staff out […]

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Rock Hill City Council approves contract for police body cameras

The Rock Hill City Council Monday night voted unanimously to pay Taser International more than $1.334 million to equip the city’s police officers with body cameras. Taser will also provide in-car dash cameras for patrol vehicles and storage and file software. Mayor Doug Echols says the body cameras provide a visual record that serves to […]

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Winthrop University welcomes freshmen and transfer students during convocation

New students at Winthrop University attended the school’s traditional convocation Monday afternoon at the Byrnes Auditorium. The keynote speaker was Dr. Mark Evans, a 2006 Winthrop alum. Today Evans is the supply chain manager for the Americas division of BSN Medical, a leading manufacturer of medical devices. Evans told the incoming freshmen and transfers that […]

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Northern York County interchange receives federal funds for construction

The South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission has approved allocating more than $1.6 million in federal earmarked funds toward improvements at the Interstate 77-Gold Hill Road interchange. The project was on York County’s third Pennies for Progress referendum. It involves upgrading the existing interchange to a double crossover diamond interchange. It will be the first […]

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