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News In Brief - October 9, 2007

Man stable after being shot in leg

A Rock Hill man was in stable condition Monday after being shot in the leg early Monday morning when he was robbed on Peachtree Street, according to a Rock Hill Police Department report.

Johnathan Barber, 21, was walking along Peachtree Street around 1:15 a.m. when three men exited a car and surrounded Barber, the report states. The car immediately drove off.

The men demanded money, then one pulled a pistol out of his pocket and shot Barber in the thigh, according to the report. The three men fled on foot towards Laurel Street, the report states.

Police responded to Piedmont Medical Center where Barber went to report the shooting and receive treatment, the report states. Police were unable to locate the suspects, and Barber could only identify them as three black males wearing black T-shirts, blue jeans and black head wraps, according to the report.

Fort Mill man injured by alleged drunken driver

A Fort Mill man was hospitalized after an alleged drunken driver ran over him early Saturday morning, according to a Rock Hill police report.

The report states the 24-year-old man was hit by a car around 12:30 a.m. outside the Rock City Tavern on Celanese Road in Rock Hill. The man told police the driver was a female friend whom he asked not to drive because she was drunk, the report states. The driver refused to give up her keys and ran into the man with a silver Jeep Cherokee, injuring his head and arm, according to the report.

The man was treated and released from Piedmont Medical Center. No charges have been filed, and the driver has not been identified, according to the report.

Giuliani to visit for fundraiser Thursday

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani travels to Rock Hill on Thursday to help raise money for the local party. The deadline for ordering tickets is today, organizers said.

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, will speak at the Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek on Thursday during a ceremony that starts at 7 p.m. A buffet dinner and photo opportunities will be part of the event. RSVPs are required because of seating limitations, the party said.

For further details and to RSVP, call Joe St. John at 371-0083 or York County Republican Party Chairman Glenn McCall at 327-0560.

Graham to hold Rock Hill meeting

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will visit Rock Hill on Monday to talk with constituents and speak about his upcoming campaign for re-election.

Graham will field questions during a breakfast meeting at Thursday's Too restaurant from 8 to 9 a.m., party officials said.

The visit comes toward the end of a tumultuous year for South Carolina's senior senator. Over the summer, Graham caught flak for supporting an immigration bill derided by opponents as a form of amnesty for illegal aliens.

The uproar has since subsided, but talk continues to circulate about whether Graham will face a primary challenge next year.

Graham's meeting in Rock Hill is free and open to the public.

Emergency sirens to be tested Wednesday

County emergency officials will test sirens located around Catawba Nuclear Station on Wednesday.

Around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, sirens around the station will sound for three minutes. During this time, no public action is required.

These tests are performed quarterly to ensure the sirens are operating properly.

Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. In the event of a emergency, the siren is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station that would carry an emergency alerting message.

York County Council meetings viewable online

Recordings of York County Council meetings may now be viewed online at yorkcountygov.com.

A Web page launched Monday features recordings from the past four council meetings.

Video from upcoming meetings should be available online by 5 p.m. the following day, according to a press release issued Monday by York County.

Earlier this year, the county began airing recordings of council meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays on Comporium Communications channel 18.

Junior Woman's Club to make trick-or-treat bags

The Junior Woman's Club, along with its arts and education department, will meet today to work on this month's project of filling trick-or-treat bags for kids at the Children's Attention Home in Rock Hill.

Work with the Children's Attention Home earned the club a first-place award at the state Federation Convention in the area of the GFWC President's Special Project: Domestic Violence. For details on time and location, call Libby Love at 366-0968.

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