Winthrop Lake kidney walk raises $60,000 on May 22
More than 300 walkers and volunteers participated in the first annual Tri-County Kidney Walk on May 22 at Winthrop Lake. The walk raised $60,000 for the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina's programs, services and kidney disease prevention initiatives.
Employees from Bluestar Silicones, USA Corporation of Rock Hill contributed $15,000, the most raised by any team. The walk was sponsored by Nephrology Associates, Fresenius and Piedmont Medical Center. U.S. Rep. John Spratt was honorary chairman and Tom Camp of South Carolina Bank and Trust served as corporate chairman.
Rock Hill student earns American Miss S.C. title
Celita Audrett Moore of Rock Hill was named the 2008 National American Miss South Carolina. Moore, daughter of James L. Moore and the late Audrey C. Moore, will attend the national pageant during Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, Calif. Moore is a student at the University of South Carolina.
Rock Hill police win award of distinction
The Rock Hill Police Department was presented with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition directors award of distinction May 27 at the Rock Hill City Council meeting. The award recognizes the success of the program resulting from a city ordinance to reduce alarms throughout the city.
In 2005, Rock Hill Police received 5,431 false alarm-related calls for service. In 2007, that number had dropped to 3,857, a 29 percent reduction. The city's false alarm program was rolled out from February through May 2006.
Anthony Johnson named to conference executive board
Pastor Anthony Johnson of Mount Zion Baptist Church in McConnells was named a member of the conference executive board on June 2 during the 94th annual session of the Hampton University Minister's Conference.
His term will run through 2010. He has been a member of the conference since 1980. Johnson received religious training from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., and a master's degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary.
He is former president of the Rock Hill NAACP and a member of the board of directors for the Palmetto Free Medical Clinic in Rock Hill.