Police investigate sexual assault on 6-year-old girl
Rock Hill police are investigating a claim that a 6-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 20-year-old relative.
The girl told police the male relative plays with her in a room at her grandmother's house and makes her lie down on the bed, according to a police report. The girl told police the relative told her not to tell anyone or he would hurt her, the report states.
The girl's mother told police her daughter stays with a grandmother at night while she's working and that the suspect lives at the grandmother's house, according to the report.
The girl was taken to Piedmont Medical Center to be examined, the report states.
Happy Travelers' trip registration deadline near
Friday is the deadline to register for the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Happy Travelers' trip to Charleston on April 15 and 16.
The trip includes a Charleston Harbor dinner cruise, historic market shopping, visits to Tea Plantation, Magnolia Plantation and a tour to see Mikhail Smolkin, who hand carves cameo jewelry. Transportation, breakfast and luggage handling are included. Cost is $248 double and $308 single. For details, call Carolyn Snyder, 803-329-5626.
-- Staff reports
Registration continues for Rock Hill youth sports
Registration has been extended through Friday for Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism's spring youth sports.
The sports include: baseball, $37, for ages 9 to 16 as of April 30; recreational soccer, $35, for ages 5 to 13 as of March 31; competitive soccer, $77, for ages 10 to 15 as of Aug. 1; and girls softball, $35, for ages 7 to 18 as of April 30.
Registration is taken during office hours at Manchester Meadows, the Cherry Park tower, the PRT office in Room 390 at City Hall, and at the four city recreation centers. First-time players should bring a copy of their birth certificate. For a registration brochure, visit www.rockhillrocks.com. For details, call 803-326-3792 or 803-329-5672.
Volunteer coaches are needed; those interested can call Leslie Ballard, 803-329-5673.
-- Staff reports
Lancaster County lands $1 million for airport
Lancaster County will receive more than $1 million in federal money for improvements to the runway at Lancaster County-McWhirter Field.
The county will get $1,090,507 in grant money to pay for the work, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
The grant is an increase in a previous grant of more than $120,000 the county received, which brings the total grant money to more than $1.2 million, the release states.
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.