Fort Mill's newest middle school — Pleasant Knoll — opened its doors for the first time to students Thursday. Photographers snapped photos of the excited kids as they entered the new building on the first day. More than 800 students attend.
The S.C. I-77 Alliance celebrated its third economic summit Wednesday at the The Gateway Conference Center in Richburg. President/CEO Rich Fletcher said the Alliance has an exciting future of continuing to market York, Chester, Richland and Fairfield counties as economic hotspots. He said the Alliance will continue to attract both domestic and international companies.
The beef hash sold out before noon in Hickory Grove Wednesday at Hopewell Day. The 100th annual tradition at an old school house in York County features the homemade recipe of butter, beef and onions. The crowds gathered in the school for an afternoon of gospel after the last scoop of hash was sold.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that the friends and family of Heather Heyer, the woman killed last weekend in the Charlottesville riots, are in his prayers. Graham, who said there was "no place for hate in my Republican Party," made his comments at the third annual S.C. I-77 Alliance Economic Development Summit in Richburg.
Rock Hill police released this surveillance video of a Monday night robbery at Park Grocery on East Main Street. They said a man wearing a red bandanna and a red hooded sweatshirt robbed the store around 9 p.m. Monday. Police would not say how much cash was stolen.
Rock Hill city officials said an area within a 1-mile radius of Oakdale Fire Station One on Saluda Street will be sprayed with insecticide between about 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. Wednesday, after a confirmed case of West Nile virus, a virus spread through mosquito bites, in southern Rock Hill.
Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols said Monday he felt it was important to speak up on Twitter against the white supremacy rally that happened this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. He said he sympathized with the local mayors and governor there who have seen "bigotry" and "hatemongering" come to their area.
Platinum Cuts in Rock Hill and Fort Mill and Kut Kreator in Rock Hill gave dozens of kids free haircuts and school supplies before school starts later this week, as a way to give back to the community and make sure all children are ready to achieve.
Congressman Ralph Norman argued that health care professionals, including doctors and nurses who serve patients on a daily basis, should be key contributors to the health care debate swirling around the nation.
Congressman Ralph Norman said the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend was "a tragedy" and "sad to say the least." He defended President Donald Trump, who denounced violence "on all sides," but did not specifically call out white nationalists.
Derrick Dixon, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit armed robbery and was sentenced to probation as a youthful offender under a Chester County plea agreement. Another defendant, DeAngelo Roseboro, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy this week. Both had faced accessory to murder charges in a crime that let to the November 2014 death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams, who was killed after a chase and shootout with five armed gang members who admitted they were attempting to rob a rival gang.
A 17-year-old Chester teen, Michael Cohen Jr., who was part of a home invasion where a woman was shot in a “millimeter from murder” incident, was sentenced to at least three years in prison Thursday. The victim survived a shot to the heart. Cohen was 16 in September 2016, when he and a second suspect who was 14 broke into her home near the Chester County Courthouse, where Cohen pleaded guilty, prosecutors said in court.