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Stormwater fee hikes would pay for ‘shopping list’ of projects

As Rock Hill City Council members Thursday learned of proposed staff increases in fire, water and wastewater impact fees, there was discussion over a recommended 51-cent increase in residential stormwater fees. The staff is also suggesting a hike in commercial stormwater fees. Mayor Doug Echols says he wants to make sure residents and business owners […]

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Firefighters credited with saving disabled man from burning structure

Firefighters are being hailed as heroes after they saved a wheelchair-bound man from a fire late Wednesday night in Rock Hill. It took more than two dozen firefighters roughly an hour to get it under control. The home was divided into five separate apartments and a man in a wheelchair was stuck on the second […]

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Assistant principal faces new charges and is being held on bond

Bond for Northwestern High School assistant principal Andrew Williams has been set at $1.2 million on six new charges. Rock Hill police say Williams turned himself in today about noon. He’s now charged with one count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of disseminating obscene material to a person under the […]

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Police say barber pulls gun after refusing to cut black customer’s hair

A Rock Hill barber was charged after police say he was accused of pulling a gun on a black customer Tuesday. A Rock Hill police report says the customer had walked into Larry Thomas’ barber shop on Celanese Road and asked him if he would cut his hair. The customer told police that Thomas said […]

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Nobody injured in train derailment and no chemicals released

Crews have been working to get three tanker cars back on the tracks after they derailed in Rock Hill early this morning. Officials tell Channel 9 that the tankers were carrying non-hazardous calcium carbonate and none of it spilled or leaked. The accident happened around where the trains approach a switch yard downtown at the […]

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Veteran Piedmont nurse recognized with 2016 Tenet Hero award

A woman who’s served as a nurse at Piedmont Medical Center for more than 37 years has been named a 2016 Tenet Hero. The presentation was made to Jimmie Sherrill Tuesday. Hospital officials say Sherrill is known in the community for her caring heart and gentle words. She is the leader behind monthly heart health […]

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Peeler announces his re-election bid for SC Senate District 14

Senator Harvey Peeler today announced his re-election bid for SC Senate District 14, which includes Cherokee County and parts of Spartanburg, Union and York counties. The following is his statement: If reelected, my priority will continue to be on improving the quality of life for every family in District 14. I will build on past […]

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