Man shot to death was found on porch
YORK -- The 23-year-old Rock Hill man who was fatally shot Monday was found on the back porch area of a mobile home, officials said.
As of Tuesday evening, no one had been arrested in the shooting death of Darrell John Vanderpool of 815 S. Confederate Ave., said Captain Jerry Hoffman of the York County Sheriff's Office.
Around 11:45 a.m. Monday, police were summoned to a suspicious vehicle call at 1480 Shadow Lane in Rock Hill. A resident of the mobile home came home and saw the car with the key in the ignition in the driveway, a police report notes.
Police checked the mobile home before finding Vanderpool outside, Hoffman said.
Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot around noon, he said.
Authorities have not determined why Vanderpool was at the home.
Anyone with information about the shooting or Vanderpool's activities is asked to call the sheriff's office at 628-3059 or CrimeStoppers of York County at 1-877-409-4321.
York County GOP to host open house
York County Republicans will gather Monday for the grand opening of a campaign headquarters on Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill.
Candidates for county and state races are expected to speak at the event, which runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 312 Oakland Ave.
Attendees are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Joe St. John at 371-0083.
S.C. House members work on education funding
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina House members studying better ways to pay for public education agree the state's mishmash of funding formulas should be scrapped.
House committee members on Tuesday said the decades-old funding formulas are ridiculously complicated and give districts little leeway in how to spend the money. They want a system that lets administrators decide how to best use the money in their classrooms.
They also want a system that recognizes that poor children cost more to educate.
Rep. Alan Clemmons of Myrtle Beach handed out a proposed bill based on a South Carolina Policy Council report. Committee chairman Jeff Duncan said it's a start.
The committee could issue a report in November. Legislators hope to approve a revamped funding system next session.