York man killed in Chester County hit-and-run
A 21-year-old York man was killed in Chester County early Sunday when an SUV ran over him, authorities said.
Thomas Michael Lisenby was lying on Henry Road around 4 a.m. when he was run over, Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said. Lisenby, who lived at 222 Pepper Ridge Run, died at the scene.
Lisenby had been walking with a friend before the collision, which happened about 5 1/2 miles north of Chester, Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol said. Troopers had few details about the vehicle involved, other than that it is believed to be a dark-colored SUV.
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Authorities don't know why Lisenby was lying in the road. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Highway Patrol at *HP.
Fire damages Rock Hill radiator service
An early morning fire did $50,000 in damage to a Rock Hill business Sunday, authorities said.
Rock Hill firefighters were called to Anderson & Merritt Radiator Service at the corner of Trade Street and Dave Lyle Boulevard shortly before 6:15 a.m., Battalion Chief Ben Funderburk of the Rock Hill Fire Department said.
No one was hurt in the blaze.
Investigators haven't determined what caused the fire.
Decomposed body of man found in Rock Hill
Authorities found a man's decomposed body in a home in Steele St. on Sunday morning.
Few details have been released about the case, but the York County Coroner's Office is calling the death suspicious.
The man, whose name hasn't been released, was in his mid 50s. A friend found him around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, authorities said. Officials expect to release more information today after an autopsy.
S.C. Drought Committee meets this week
COLUMBIA -- Amid the ongoing drought in South Carolina, the state's Drought Response Committee meets this week.
The Department of Natural Resources committee is set to meet Tuesday in Columbia.
The panel will review water levels and could suggest mandatory water restrictions for activities such as washing cars, watering lawns and filling swimming pools.
At its last meeting in June, the committee upgraded the drought status to extreme for areas of the Upstate, including Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties.
Fourteen counties are considered to have a severe drought while the drought is considered moderate in 21 others.
S.C. prison system wants to challenge firing ruling
COLUMBIA -- The director of the South Carolina prison system says an official fired last year during an investigation of use of state computers to view inappropriate images has been ordered back to work.
Prison director Jon Ozmint told The Greenville News that a state grievance committee has ordered that the official be allowed to return to work. Ozmint said the prison system wants to appeal the decision but needs the permission of the State Budget and Control Board before proceeding.
Ozmint said the board ruled that the official also should receive back pay.
State Attorney General Henry McMaster decided against criminal charges, saying the images weren't obscene.