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Attorney: Son of slain Rock Hill lawyer suffered ‘psychotic episode’

Attorney: Son of slain Rock Hill lawyer suffered ‘psychotic episode’

Osiris Hinton suffered a “psychotic episode” due to wrongly prescribed medication just before his father, prominent Rock Hill criminal defense lawyer O. Cyrus Hinton, was shot and killed Sunday at the family’s Spartanburg home, his lawyer told a judge Friday morning. Spartanburg deputies denied a request to take Osiris Hinton to North Carolina for a private viewing of his father’s body before burial.

 

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Rock Hill road near Northwestern High to be named for late track coach Bob Jenkins

Bob Jenkins’ legacy is on quarter-mile oval tracks, but his name will live on forever along a stretch of highway near Northwestern High School. On Saturday, many of the athletes Jenkins coached over four decades will be on hand as the state Department of Transportation officially christens Rawlinson Road – from S.C. 5 to Heckle Boulevard – the “Coach Robert T. ‘Bob’ Jenkins Memorial Highway.”

Education

SC audit council defers request to review Winthrop finances

The Legislative Audit Council does not have enough auditors to fulfill a York County lawmaker’s request for a financial review of Winthrop University, agency officials said on Thursday. State Rep. John King’s audit request was put on hold, along with similar requests for S.C. State University and the University of South Carolina. Officials did not give a timeline of when the requests may be reconsidered.

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Andrew Dys

Rock Hill road near Northwestern High to be named for late track coach Bob Jenkins

Bob Jenkins’ legacy is on quarter-mile oval tracks, but his name will live on forever along a stretch of highway near Northwestern High School. On Saturday, many of the athletes Jenkins coached over four decades will be on hand as the state Department of Transportation officially christens Rawlinson Road – from S.C. 5 to Heckle Boulevard – the “Coach Robert T. ‘Bob’ Jenkins Memorial Highway.”