The Winthrop University men's basketball team honored three men who were injured in a shooting last month at its game Sunday. York County Sheriff's officers Randy Clinton and Buddy Brown and Kyle Cummings of the York Police Dept. were shot and injured in a domestic violence call last month. Detective Mike Doty was killed in the shooting.
Winthrop University men's basketball team coach Pat Kelsey and players Anders Broman and Josh Ferguson talk about the team honoring York County police officers wounded and killed in January in the line of duty. The team invited officers Randy Clinton, Buddy Brown, Kyle Cummings and Chris Doty into their locker room before the game and thanked them for their service. Doty's twin brother, Mike Doty, died Jan. 17 after the officers were ambushed in a domestic violence incident near York. The officers were escorted onto the court during the game. Kelsey also invited the officers into the locker room before the game and thanked them, calling them heroes.
Tina Nichols, part owner of Nichols Store in Rock Hill, said the outdoor store is selling body armor inserts that fit into childrens' backpacks to protect the kids from gunfire. The store has advertised the inserts on its website and social media after school shootings, along with the shooting deaths of a York County detective and a teenage store clerk in Fort Mill last month. The store is receiving mixed reviews.
Debbie Whitesell, mother of 19-year-old Karson Whitesell, who died after a gunman opened fire at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill, said she can relate to the agony of the parents of 17 teenagers that died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 during a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Whitesell said the hardest part of the day her daughter died was calling the teen's phone and receiving no answer.
The York Comprehensive High School student council raised nearly $5,000 to make hundreds of stuffed animals to give to sick children at two Charlotte hospitals and the Ronald McDonald house. The students started the fundraiser about two months ago and made close to 450 stuffed animals.
Want a glimpse of what Fort Mill School District's third high school will look like? Check out this simulated flyover of Catawba Ridge High School. Please note that this is a representation and the design may be subject to some adjustments. The new high school is planned to open in 2019.
The 911 calls from the fatal shooting of a teenage girl at the Peach Stand in Fort Mill reveal some insight into the chaos that followed. The incident happened on Tuesday, January 23. Karson Bailey Whitesell, 19 of Rock Hill, was shot just before 4:30 p.m. She worked as a cashier at the business. According to the Fort Mill Police Department, Christopher Mendez, 28, went into the Peach Stand and shot Whitesell, ultimately killing her. Mendez, who has been charged in the killing, reportedly waited at the scene until officers arrived.
Mikial Fourney, Chloe Thomas, Quentin Sanders and Jaylen McFadden were recognized in front of Lewisville High School’s student body on Feb. 14, 2018. All four will continue their academic careers in college while playing sports.
Theodore Harrison Jr., one of two men sentenced to consecutive life terms in 1988 for the shooting deaths of two men in rural Chester County, is seeking to have his sentence reduced. Harrison admitted the crimes, but is seeking the change because he was 16 years old at the time. The U.S. Supreme Court and S.C. Supreme Court have ruled in recent years that it's unconstitutional for a person younger than 18 to receive prison in life without the chance for parole.