VFW's Robinson named to leadership post
The commander of Rock Hill's VFW post has been appointed to a group that coordinates volunteer services for veterans.
As a deputy representative at the Rock Hill Outpatient Clinic on Herlong Avenue, Johnnie Robinson will help to make sure vets get proper care through various volunteer and training programs.
"This appointment came out of the Washington office," Robinson said.
Robinson, 76, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam, is the longtime commander of VFW Post 2889 on West Main Street. The post has about 500 members.
Echols joins National League of Cities board
Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols was elected to the board of directors of the National League of Cities during a meeting in New Orleans last week.
The league is governed by a board and 40 local elected officials and state municipal league directors.
Echols, along with 23 new board members, will join 17 returning members to help guide the league in shaping priorities and directing activities.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for me to represent our city on the national level, and to share ideas with, and learn from, outstanding community leaders from across the country," Echols said.
The election concluded this year's Congress of Cities, attended by 3,000 local government leaders.
Echols is immediate past president of the Municipal Association of South Carolina and now serves as chairman of the National League of Cities leadership training council.
Student OK after MRSA diagnosis
A student at Castle Heights Middle School was diagnosed with MRSA, a staph infection that is resistant to typical treatments, Principal Kelly Kane said.
"Fortunately, the good news is the child is OK," Kane said. "It does not appear that the child was present at school during any infectious periods."
Kane said she did not know if the student has returned to school.
A Connect-ED phone call Monday notified parents of the case. School officials are reminding parents to keep their children's hands washed, pay attention to scrapes and cuts and use good hygiene.
Incidents of MRSA have popped up in schools in York and Chester counties throughout the past month. This is the first confirmed case at Castle Heights.
Several thousand dollars taken from restaurant
FORT LAWN -- A burglar broke into the Catawba Fish Camp this week and stole several thousand dollars from a safe, according to the Fort Lawn police.
The manager told authorities the money was stolen sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday from the restaurant at 6131 Lancaster Highway, a police report stated. The burglar apparently pried open a side door to get inside.
The Catawba Fish Camp is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with tips is asked to call the Fort Lawn Police Department at (803) 872-4995.
S.C. man killed while driving golf cart
SUMTER -- Authorities say a man driving a golf cart has died after he was struck and killed by a car.
Troopers say 61-year-old Allen Coker drove through a stop sign and into the path of a 2005 Mitsubishi.
The Clarendon County Coroner's Office says Coker suffered multiple injuries and died about six hours after the Friday wreck.
Troopers say the driver of the Mitsubishi was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
Family members say Coker often used the golf cart to travel between his two homes in the area.