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York Co. Sheriff’s Office DNA lab earns inagural accreditation

After three years, the York County Sheriff’s Office DNA Laboratory is now open. The laboratory received from Forensic Quality Services that it has achieved accreditation under the global basis for laboratory accreditation in management and technical requirements. FQS is the longest established provider of accreditation to forensic testing agencies in the United States and the […]

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Rock Hill Councilman suggests new plan for storwater repairs

This year, Rock Hill City Council advanced a plan to take a “pay as you go” approach to funding a series of improvements to an aging and inefficient city-owned system known for frequent overflows. The new fees, effective July 1, add an average of $.71 to residential utility bills and an average of $3 commercial […]

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Children’s entertainer returns home to Oakland Baptist for concert

National children’s entertainer Steve Weeks returned to his home church in Rock Hill Monday for an impromptu concert at Oakland Baptist Church. Weeks spends much of the year on the road, performing about twice a week before young audiences, organizer Alice Davis said. Weeks was in Rock Hill visiting his family. Monday’s concert attracted about […]

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Palmetto Mornings: 7/18/14 Seth Zamek

Nationally renowned dementia expert, Teepa Snow, will present a special Alzheimer’s and dementia seminar for health professionals and caregivers Friday, July 25th at First Baptist Church in Lancaster. Call 803-329-4357 to register. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

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Catawba Bingo Hall to open in Rock Hill July 19

Following years of legal wrangling — the Catawba Indian Nation’s plans to reopen a Bingo hall in Rock Hill will move forward this weekend. The tribe plans to open a new hall on the former site of a Bi-Lo grocery store in the Northeast Plaza shopping center July 19. The site will hold up to […]

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Police: 16-year-old killed overnight in Chester’s first homicide of 2014

Police in Chester are trying to figure out who shot and killed a teenage boy and left him along a major street. Officers told WRHI’s news partner Channel 9 that the young man was 16 years old and so far they don’t have a suspect. The shooting happened along Pinckney St. just before 11 p.m. […]

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County council nixes Riverwalk site for eastern law center

York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant’s hopes for a eastern law center have floated down the Catwaba River. County Council¬†chairman Britt Blackwell called the county’s plans for a holding center and courtroom space near the Riverwalk site “dead” Wednesday night after a lengthy presentation outlining the county’s space needs for the next 30 years. Blackwell said […]

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