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Jul 10, 2018

James Wells, attorney known for civil rights protest, dies

ROCK HILL (AP) James Wells, a prominent Rock Hill attorney and member of a South Carolina civil rights protest group known as the Friendship Nine, has died. Monique Ramseur with the Robinson Funeral Home confirmed that Wells died at his home Sunday at age 77. Wells spent a month in jail in 1961 after he and […]

Jun 13, 2018

Rock Hill attorneys named SC Bar LRE Lawyers of the Year

The South Carolina Bar’s Law Related Education Division recognized two Rock Hill attorneys May 24 for their work with the mock trial program. Gary Lemel and Nathan Sheldon will share this year’s LRE Lawyer of the Year Award. Both attorneys were recognized at the House of Delegates meeting at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle […]

Feb 16, 2018

Man sues South Carolina police for chase that killed wife

YORK (AP) A man is suing police in South Carolina for a chase that led to a fatal crash that killed his wife in 2016. William Bartell has sued York County, the city of Rock Hill, the Rock Hill Police Department, the former mayor, the police chief and the officers involved. The lawsuit contends Rock […]

Feb 2, 2018

South Carolina suspect found hiding behind fake wall in home

Police investigating a murder attempt searched a house and were told the suspect wasn’t there. Then they took a closer look — and found their man hiding behind a false wall, behind a toilet. Fronta Pernell McCrorey, 36, is now in jail. McCrorey was being sought as police investigate a convenience store shooting. They checked […]

Apr 11, 2016

State Rep. King of Rock Hill drops out of congressional race

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — State Rep. John King of Rock Hill has ended his bid for Congress, just one week after entering the race to unseat 5th District U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney. King told The Herald of Rock Hill he wants to focus on getting re-elected to a fifth term in the South Carolina […]

Nov 23, 2015

South Carolina woman’s wheelchair goes missing for 12 hours

YORK, S.C. (AP) — Police say a South Carolina woman’s wheelchair went missing for 12 hours when it was taken for an apparent joyride. The Herald in Rock Hill reports that a police report said the 49-year-old woman said her Hoveround wheelchair was taken while it was charging on Nov. 14. The woman told police she left her house […]

Sep 14, 2015

An innocent man

Rock Hill’s Jason Thatcher may not be innocent, by a strict definition of the word. His criminal history shows that he has been convicted of violating a law or two. But he did not rob a Rock Hill CVS in 2013—as was alleged by local police when they arrested him and locked him up for […]

Apr 14, 2015

Son of prominent Rock Hill attorney charged in father’s death

A prominent Rock Hill attorney has been shot and killed, and authorities have charged his son in his death.

Mar 17, 2015

Bungled burglary

Recently in Rock Hill, two would-be thieves put to shame the old adage “nerves of a cat burglar” when they were frightened off by a homeowner who told them to leave. The homeowner: a 73-year-old woman. According to The (Rock Hill) Herald, the woman responded to banging on the back door of her home by […]

Feb 9, 2015

Judge orders Rock Hill, woman alleging illegal search to settle claims

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the city of Rock Hill and a woman who alleges city police subjected her to an illegal strip search to try to settle the case. The Herald of Rock Hill reports the case, resulting from a December, 2012 incident, has been moved from state court […]

Nov 18, 2014

Son allegedly took truck, dragged dad behind it

Authorities say a Rock Hill man allegedly tried stealing his parents' pickup truck, dragging his father down the road in the process.

Apr 16, 2014

Victim of Rock Hill shooting can sue Cash on the Spot, court holds

A woman who was shot twice while trying to collect money at the Cash on the Spot in Rock Hill will be able to sue the company’s owners for negligence after the South Carolina Supreme Court voted to retroactively apply a rule for premises liability that the court announced in 2011. Ida Lord was shot […]

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