Winthrop Assistant Chief appointed to FBI National Academy

Winthrop University officials said Tuesday the school’s Assistant Chief of Police Ken Scoggins has received an appointment to the FBI’s National Academy. Scoggins will leave for the 10-week course in Quantico, Va., in September and will join an elite group of law enforcement officers from around the world who have had an opportunity to achieve this [...] Read More

Man arrested for indecent exposure in Cherry Road restaurant

A Rock Hill man was arrested early Tuesday on indecent exposure charges after witnesses told police he was taking pictures of customers, and himself while exposing himself to patrons inside the Cherry Road McDonald’s adjacent to Winthrop University. A police report says officers found 60-year-old Arthur Reid inside his truck just after midnight and asked him if [...] Read More

Teddy Bear Tea Party venue moved indoors due to inclement weather

Tuesday’s expected inclement weather led Come-See-Me festival organizers Monday to move the venue of the Teddy Bear Tea Party. Publicity team leader Meredith Lauckner said Monday the event will now take place at Winthrop’s McBryde Hall. T… Read More

Former WRHI news anchor retires from teaching

Former WRHI news anchor and Winthrop University Mass Communication Professor Haney Howell spoke at last night’s Mass Communication dinner about his retirement. During his 25 years as a broadcast instructor at Winthrop, Howell says the biggest change he has seen in the department is the technology and the way students have embraced it. Howell last [...] Read More

Winthrop SID: Kelsey and AD have a shared past

Winthrop University has hired a new men’s basketball coach. Former Xavier and Wake Forest assistant coach Pat Kelsey has been selected to succeed Randy Peele. Winthrop’s associate athletic director for media relations Jack Frost says Athletics Director Tom Hickman was familiar with Kelsey when he was with the Demon Deakins. Frost says Kelsey was the [...] Read More