Former Winthrop employee sentenced to four years in prison

A former Winthrop employee was sentenced today to four years in prison for breach of trust using university credit cards. 47-year-old George Walker, the former head of the Winthrop’s Printing Services office, pleaded guilty to two counts of defrauding the school after investigators say he stole more than 200-thousand dollars over two years. Walker was [...] Read More

Rock Hill Schools looking at smartphones, tablets in classroom

Rock Hill School District leaders are embracing the proliferation of students with cell phones as a way to use them as an educational tool in the classroom. District spokeswoman Elaine Baker tells WRHI the board met last night to review a proposal to set the groundwork for allowing smartphones, tablet devices and laptops where they [...] Read More

Fort Mill garbage collectors unionize

Garbage truck drivers who work for Republic Services in Fort Mill have joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The drivers voted 30 to 24 this month to become members of Local 71 based in Charlotte. They are perhaps the first unionized garbage collectors in the region. Drivers who supported union membership say they sought outside [...] Read More

Man arrested trying to steal more than $800 worth of jeans

A Rock Hill man faces shoplifting charges after she tried to steal more than 800-dollars worth of merchandise from the Belk Department Store at the Rock Hill Galleria. Thursday morning, officers were called to the store after 43-year-old James Ruffin, Junior was detained by loss prevention workers. An employee told police he saw Ruffin pull [...] Read More

Port of Charleston reaches another milestone

Another milestone was celebrated at the Port of Charleston last Friday when the port welcomed the 300th post-Panamax ship to call. The MSC Stella docked on Friday taking advantage of Charleston’s deep- shipping channel, the deepest water in the Southeastern part of the US. Additionally, more than three dozen ships of 8,000-TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) size [...] [...] Read More