Rock Hill man stabbed in stomach
A 52-year-old Rock Hill man was stabbed in the stomach after an argument over an ex-girlfriend, police said.
Terry Levon Griffin, whose last known address was 645 E. Main St., was charged on Tuesday with assault and battery with intent to kill in connection to the stabbing, according to an arrest warrant.
Around 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, Rock Hill Police responded to 426 E. White St.,, where the victim was stabbed.
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"The victim said Terry Griffin approached him about his ex-girlfriend," Sgt. Ryan Jenkins said. "The next thing you know, Griffin pulled out a knife, stabbed Goins in the stomach and ran."
The victim was stabbed in the left side of his stomach with a knife approximately 4 inches long, according to a police incident report.
He was treated and released at Piedmont Medical Center, a hospital representative said.
Griffin, arrested Tuesday afternoon, will have a bond hearing at 2 p.m. today, a police official said.
Charleston launches $10M effort to be green
CHARLESTON -- The city of Charleston is launching a $10 million effort to become more energy efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
But Charleston Chief Financial Officer Steve Bedard said the initiative is as much about saving money as saving the environment.
The city plans to use high-efficiency LED fixtures to light parking garages and install sensors in city buildings to cut energy use.
The new initiative calls for using solar power to heat the water at four city-owned swimming pools, which could not only cut energy bills and the release of greenhouse gases, but also extend the swimming season, Bedard said.
The city also plans to install an irrigation system that monitors the weather. Not only could the system cut water use by up to 40 percent, but it also should reduce runoff and make plants healthier because they do not receive too much water, Bedard said.
The city approved the contract earlier this month, and most of the work should happen in the first six months of 2008, Bedard said.
Officials already implemented a smaller nearly $4 million energy efficiency plan in 2001.
The two plans together are expected to cut Charleston's energy use by 16 percent and reduce the city's carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 8,417 tons a year.
Sun City Hilton Head roof inspections nearly done
HILTON HEAD ISLAND -- Inspectors say they are nearly done checking 2,600 roofs on homes in the Sun City Hilton Head development.
The inspectors are seeing whether trusses were properly built to handle high winds. They have been checking since an investigation in April found a dozen improperly built roofs.
Sun City developer Pulte Homes says about 300 homes have needed repairs. The company has agreed to pay for the work.
Sun City Hilton Head is a sprawling development for people over age 55 started in the 1990s that will have 8,000 homes once it is finished.
2 Fountain Inn teens die after SUV rolls over
GREENVILLE -- Authorities say two Fountain Inn teens have died after the sports utility vehicle they were in rolled over and crashed into a tree in one of their yards.
Authorities say 18-year-old Jacob Riggins lost control of the 1997 Chevrolet Blazer around 2:40 p.m. Christmas Eve, striking a guardrail and rolling the SUV over before it slammed into a tree.
The coroner's office says the vehicle came to rest in the yard of the second victim, 18-year-old Gideon Piper.
Authorities say it took them nearly an hour to free the teens from the wreckage.
Troopers say it appears the driver was speeding before the wreck.