News In Brief - November 29, 2007

York teacher named asst. principal in Rock Hill

Bryan Hullender, a Jefferson Elementary School fifth-grade teacher, will be moving jobs from York to Rock Hill to become an assistant principal at Old Pointe Elementary School in January.

The Rock Hill school board approved his appointment at its meeting Monday night.

Hullender received his Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg and his master's in educational leadership from Winthrop University.

He has been teaching at Jefferson Elementary since 2003. Before that he taught fourth grade at Blacksburg Elementary in Blacksburg.

Hullender will replace Latoya Dixon, who will become principal of Mount Gallant Elementary School in January.

Winthrop library to accept food for fines

Students and others with overdue library books at Winthrop University can get off the hook without paying fines if they bring in the books and nonperishable food items.

The fifth annual "Food for Fines" drive will last until Dec. 9. The food will be sent to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

People with overdue books should bring the following amounts of food items to make up for their fines:

• $5 and below: four items

• $5-$10: seven items

• $10-$15: nine items

• $15-$20: 12 items

• $20-$25: 14 items

• $25-$30: 20 items

• $30 and up: see the circulation desk

Last year's drive generated 1,006 pounds of food for the food bank, which serves 16 counties in North and South Carolina.

For information about Food for Fines call 323-4502.

Sanitation worker killed after saving co-worker

GREENVILLE -- Authorities say a Greenville sanitation worker who died after he was hit by a car managed to push a co-worker to safety moments before he was struck.

Ray Russell says he saw the car coming Wednesday morning and tried to shove 60-year-old Norman Looper out of the way.

But Russell says Looper pushed him back, causing Russell to fall out of the way.

Authorities say the car pinned Looper against the garbage truck. It was their first stop of the day.

Russell says he calls Looper "a deep, down hero."

Troopers say charges are pending against the 21-year-old driver of the car, who suffered minor injuries.