Montessori school plans to expand
The Freedom Center plans to expand its Montessori program to include 6- through 9-year-olds.
Freedom Montessori will hold a fundraiser April 26. The event will include a catered dinner, silent auction, live music and a children's fashion show.
The Montessori program currently stops at age 6, but in the fall, older children will be accepted as well.
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Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 and can be purchased by calling 327-7885. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and organizers said the fundraiser will be over in time for people to catch the Come-See-Me festival fireworks that night.
The event will be held at the Freedom Center.
-- Jessica Schonberg
Police video wins national recognition
A recruiting video spotlighting Rock Hill Police won a bronze award at the 29th annual Telly Awards.
The video, produced by LA Management Co. in Charlotte, is titled "Do You Have What It Takes?" It focuses on the wide range of skills necessary to become a police officer, including commitment to excellence, integrity, loyalty and teamwork.
The Telly Awards recognize excellence in film and video production.
"We're proud of everyone from our department who participated," said Police Chief John Gregory. "The video has really enhanced our ability to help reach potential candidates."
To view the video, visit www.rockhillpd.com.
S.C. inmate dies after prison fight
ENOREE -- Authorities are investigating the death of a 25-year-old inmate at a medium-security South Carolina prison.
Corrections Department spokesman Josh Gelinas said Tommie Wilson was stabbed during an altercation with several inmates in a Tyger River Correctional Institution dormitory Thursday afternoon and died shortly thereafter.
Gelinas says an exact cause of death has not been determined.
Since 2004, Morris had been serving a 15-year-sentence for multiple crimes, including aggravated assault and trafficking crack cocaine.