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#FootballCityUSA To Host Nation’s Largest High School Football Showcase Next Month

ROCK HILL, SC – On July 14 – 20, the Football University (FBU) Top Gun Showcase will take over South Pointe High School for its annual two-event national showcase. The Top Gun camp is the largest national showcase event in the U.S. that features some of the best middle and high school athletes in an […]

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State Ethics Reform Headed To Governor Haley For Approval

A bill requiring all elected and appointed officials in South Carolina to report their private sources of income is headed to Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk. The Senate’s 41-0 vote Wednesday came after the one senator ousted by Haley’s anti-incumbent campaigns asked his colleagues to disregard the politics, “do what’s right,” and pass ethics reform. Senators […]

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Governor Haley’s Budget Vetoes Overturned By State Legislature

South Carolina lawmakers Wednesday put back most of the money struck by Gov. Nikki Haley’s budget vetoes, though they agreed with her on nixing a study about moving the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum to Charleston. Haley vetoed $41 million worth of spending last week from the $7.5 billion state spending plan that takes […]

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South Carolina U.S. Attorney Retires

Bill Nettles retired Wednesday as U.S. attorney for South Carolina, just before the federal death penalty prosecution of Dylann Roof, one of the highest-profile trials the state has seen. Recently, Nettles quietly lobbied high ranking officials in the Justice Department not to seek the death penalty against Roof, the accused white supremacist killer of nine […]

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Kindergarten French Immersion Extension

The Rock Hill school district will be extending the application period for kindergarten French immersion until June 30 in an effort to get more students signed up for the program this fall. School leaders said in early May they were suspending the French immersion program for kindergarten, based at Rosewood Elementary School, because not enough […]

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Foundation donates bikes to YMCA for children’s triathlon here

The family of one of the victims of the deadly mass shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut donated some bicycles to the Upper Palmetto YMCA this week. The bikes will help more than 30 children with the Y train beginning Monday for a triathlon that will take place August 2nd. Winthrop men’s basketball coach Pat Kelsey […]

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York County primary turnout Tuesday lower than statewide turnout

Turnout in Tuesday’s South Carolina primary elections depended on where you voted. York County Republican Party Chairman Joel Hamilton says he’s pleased with the 10.6% turnout, though he says that was lower than the state as a whole, which had 13.9% turnout. “We did have some precincts that got over 20% turnout.  Our friends out […]

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