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Local News
9:04 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Friendship 9 Civil Rights Protesters To Have Convictions Cleared After More Than 50 Years

Rock Hill Municipal Judge Jane Modla points to the names of the Friendship 9 members in a 1961 court docket.
Marshall Terry 90.7 WFAE

In 1961, 10 African-Americans were convicted of trespassing and breach of the peace for refusing to leave a McCrory’s store all-white lunch counter in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. The men were given two options at sentencing: serve 30 days in jail, or pay a $100 dollar fine.  Nine of the 10 chose jail and received 30 days of hard labor at the York County Prison farm. It was the beginning of the “Jail, No Bail” strategy of the Civil Rights Movement. That group of nine is known as the Friendship Nine, named for the junior college many of them attended.

Their convictions are still on the books. That will change today.

York County’s Solicitor Kevin Brackett will tell a judge the convictions should be cleared. WFAE's Marshall Terry spoke to him outside the courtroom where today’s hearing will take place.


Environment
5:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Tega Cay Considers Purchasing Private S.C. Utility

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 at one of Tega Cay Water Service's wastewater treatment facilities. On Saturday, February 8, an additional 500 gallons of sewage burst from a manhole because of grease and roots blockage.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

The Tega Cay city council will meet Monday night to discuss whether to purchase a private sewage-treatment company and bring it under the city's control.

Last week, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control fined the Tega Cay Water Service $136,000 for repeated sewage leaks.


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Environment
5:54 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

S.C. Fines Tega Cay Water Services $136K For Sewage Spills

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 at one of Tega Cay Water Service's wastewater treatment facilities.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

UPDATE: The city manager of Tega Cay says the city received an offer from the Tega Cay Water Service to acquire its assets for $7.86 million, according to a letter obtained by the Fort Mill Times. On Thursday, the city said it will propose a counter offer in the upcoming weeks. 

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control has fined a sewage-treatment company $136,000 for repeated sewage leaks, many of them, into Lake Wylie.


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Local News
10:29 am
Wed October 2, 2013

World's Best Disc Golfers In Rock Hill

The best disc golfers in the world are gathering in Rock Hill this week.  They’ll be competing in the U.S. Disc Golf Championship.   One of them may make history.   


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Arts & Life
11:16 am
Wed November 14, 2012

York County Celebrates Its Own

The recipients of this year’s Keepers of the Culture awards, presented by the York County Culture & Heritage Museums. From left to right, Joe Zdenek, Pat Veasey, and Allan Miller were honored for their community work.
York County Culture & Heritage Museum

The ceremony celebrated three York County residents. There was civil war women’s historian, Pat Veasey, retired Winthrop professor, Joe Zdenek, and history loving radio DJ, Allan Miller.

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