The Catawba Pre-Release Center, a minimum-security prison in York County, is closing in November. Employees will be able to transfer to other prisons. What remains to be answered is what the state will do with the property just south of Rock Hill.
Only York County state prison closing
Breakfast with Santa gets Fort Mill in a festive mood
Rock Hill man denied bond after throwing knives at police, shot by SWAT team
York dog attack victim puts up Christmas decorations after his recovery
Lawyer claims Lancaster killing of teen was accident; prosecutors differ
Judge denies bond for one in murder case of Lancaster Co. deputy's brother
York parade-goers' Christmas spirit not dampened by rain, cold temps
Fort Mill veteran has roof replaced
Unknown donor gives 'unique' gold coin worth $1,200 to Rock Hill Salvation Army
Students at school for deaf and blind receive donation, give York County concert
Lake Wylie residents talk Carolina Water Service
York County jury finds twice-convicted man, 64, is sexually violent predator
Buddy Owens, 72, a Vietnam War combat veteran from York, was attacked by dogs in December 2016, while he was putting up Christmas decorations. He endured three surgeries and skin grafts on his left arm to repair the damage. Owens put the lights up again this year following his recovery. He said the outpouring of love from people who found out about the attack has inspired him, and he wanted to thank all who reached out to him in the spirit of Christmas.
A Rock Hill man injured in a Thanksgiving Day armed standoff with police was released from the hospital and arrested Thursday night. Jacob Dean Patterson, 30, of 515 Hutchinson St., was been denied bond in a Friday hearing and is charged with five counts of pointing and presenting a firearm, police said.
The victim in a Lancaster County murder allegedly by a convicted drug dealer was confirmed Thursday as the brother of the county’s police drug unit supervisor, forcing the case to be handled by the attorney general’s office instead of local prosecutors.
Joel McLemore, 29, was shot in the head Sept. 27 on a porch in Lancaster. Three people were charged.
The lawyer for a man charged with murder in the August shooting death of a Lancaster 17-year-old said it was an accidental shooting in court Thursday. The attorney argued the suspects' car was shot at first. But prosecutors say there is no verification that the people involved were shot at by others in another vehicle.
An anonymous person dropped a coin worth $1,200 into a Salvation Army red kettle during a local fundraiser held at a Tega Cay Wal-Mart. The coin was appraised at a local Brownlee Jewelers store. The coin will likely be sold and all proceeds will go toward funding year-round programs and social services, according to Lt. Mike McGee.
Two dozen students from the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind gave a festive concert performance at the Lions Club of River Hills' Christmas dinner on Tuesday. The club donated $5,000 to the school, which is located in Spartanburg.
Hundreds of bundled-up kids and adults lined Congress Street Wednesday in York for the annual Christmas parade. The parade was shorter than previous years due to rain and colder weather. The York Comprehensive High School band arrived to march in the parade but packed up when the rain became heavier.
A York County jury found Gary Lee Burris, 64, to be a sexually violent predator after a trial Monday and Tuesday. State prosecutors alleged that Burris, who has two convictions for assaulting minor girls, including one forcible sex act, has a mental abnormality and cannot control his actions. Burris committed the assaults in 2009, and then again after release from prison on the original conviction in 2015. He was due to finish his prison sentence, but now will be sent to the S.C. Department of Mental Health for treatment and care.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said he felt optimistic that House and Senate Republicans can smooth out significant differences between two proposed tax reform bills. Scott spoke Monday morning at the Giti Tire plant in Chester County.
Downtown Fort Mill came alive Saturday morning as the town's annual Christmas parade made its way from Tom Hall Street, down Main and to North White Street. Hundreds of residents turned out to cheer on the marchers.