News In Brief - September 28, 2007

Tractor and engine show to benefit church

The Bullock Creek Antique Tractor & Engine Show will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church, seven miles south of Sharon on S.C. 49 in Bullocks Creek.

All exhibitors are welcome. Barbecue and hash plates will be sold, and the women of the church will host a bake sale. Music will be provided by the Hudson Family.

Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church. For details, call Rusty Thomson at (864) 545-6820 or Rick Sadler at (803) 927-7028.

Rock Hill car show set for Saturday

The Master's Car Club will host a benefit "Shine and Show" car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Motor Co. on Anderson Road in Rock Hill.

Registration is free. Trophies will be awarded for "People's Choice" and "Dealer Choice." Free food and drinks will be provided. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Attention Home in Rock Hill. Everyone is invited.

52 students, 6 teachers fall ill at Richland school

COLUMBIA -- State health officials are investigating why more than one-third of the students at a Richland County school have fallen ill.

Richland District 1 officials say 52 students and six teachers missed school Thursday at the Midlands Math and Business Academy. The ailment appears to be a type of stomach bug.

Police won't charge woman in stabbing death

SPARTANBURG -- Spartanburg County deputies say they don't plan to file any charges against a woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death during a fight.

Authorities say 41-year-old Shirley Jeffries told investigators that her boyfriend headbutted her several times as they argued Wednesday night and refused to let her leave the couple's home.

Deputies say Jeffries told them she feared for her life and stabbed 44-year-old Samuel Norman several times in the neck.

Norman died a few hours later at the hospital.

Deputies say they decided not to charge Jeffries after talking to prosecutors.