County Councilman reacts to NAACP threats of legal action

York County Councilman Chad Williams says the president of the Rock Hill branch of the NAACP, Melvin Poole, approached the council again on minority hiring. And this time threatened legal action if the council didn’t act. Williams says Poole left before the council could even ask him any questions regarding the matter. And his organization [...] Read More

NAACP to talk minority unemployment before county council

The Rock Hill NAACP says it will make a second appearance before the York County Council Monday to talk about the lack of minorities working in county government. A news release sent out by branch president Melvin Poole says the initial appearance before the county council last September, “has been ignored by the council and [...] Read More

Clinton Junior College gets first NAACP Chapter

Rock Hill’s historically black Clinton Junior College has created its first-ever branch of the NAACP. Dozens of students turned out at the school’s gym for today’s announcement. Rock Hill N-double-A-C-P President Melvin Poole says students at Clinton Junior College showed interest in the civil rights organization. Poole says that approval came in October. Angelo Geter, [...] Read More