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After hearing teen's plot to join ISIS, Rock Hill Muslims gather for Friday prayer

But still, some people know who the teen is, and at Masjid Al Salaam in Rock Hill, they remember a "nice young man ...
and the internet - that ISIS' radical message reached South Carolina. While leaders at the Masjid have meetings with young members ...

In South Carolina, Walker, Bush early favorites

WASHINGTON — In the latest presidential snapshot of South Carolina voters ...
The Winthrop Poll, conducted by Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., surveyed 956 residents in the state by landline and cell phones between April 4-12.

Sumter teacher named South Carolina's best

COLUMBIA - A Sumter High School teacher has been named South Carolina's Teacher of the Year ...
Jeannie Durham at Rawlinson Road Middle School in Rock Hill, Albert Robertson at Meadow Glen Elementary School in Lexington and Hunter Jolly of Boiling Springs ...

Sumter Teacher Wins South Carolina Teacher of The Year

a science teacher at Rawlinson Road Middle School in Rock Hill School District • Hunter Jolley, a science teacher at Boiling Springs High School in Spartanburg School District Two As the 2015 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, Koty will receive a $ ...

Rock Hill mosque broken into with rock

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Surveillance video shows a thief breaking into a Rock Hill mosque. He used a rock to try and smash a window at the Islamic Center of South Carolina. After several tries, the man decides to get a bigger rock. Eventually, he's able to ...

Final Rock Hill gunrunner pleads guilty in SC to NYC weapons scheme

The seventh and final Rock Hill defendant who was part of a Rock Hill-to-New York ...
Michaux wanted more money, claiming he was taking risks by buying guns in South Carolina and helping get the weapons. A total of 19 people were arrested in August 2013 ...

South Carolina poll: Walker, Bush neck-and-neck

Jeb Bush in a new poll of South Carolina likely Republican primary voters ...
The survey, conducted by Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., gives Walker 13.6% support to Bush's 12.7%, well within the survey's 3.2% margin of error, making Walker's ...

Rock Hill agency owner celebrated as S.C. Small Business Person of the Year

One of the first questions Melissa Gladden and her staff at the Rock Hill-based Carolina Recruitment ask people ...
Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration named Gladden, 38, South Carolina’s Small Business Person of the Year.

Time for 10 days of festival fun in Rock Hill

Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring, the Come-See-Me Festival, runs Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 25. Recently named South Carolina Event of the Year, throughout its 10-day run, Come-See-Me offers a full entertainment line-up of events the ...

Rock Hill man dies when his car collides with a tractor-trailer

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a two-vehicle wreck in Lancaster ...
The driver of that vehicle, 24-year-old Timothy Ryan Vinson of Rock Hill, died in the crash. The Highway Patrol says he was not wearing a seat belt.

Connie Lynn Carringer, 44, of Andrews, N.C., arrested with Methamphetamine in cigarette pack at Rock Hill liquor store

ROCK HILL  —  A North Carolina woman is facing drug charges after Rock Hill police found methamphetamine hidden in a cigarette pack. Connie Lynn Carringer, 44, of Andrews, N.C., faces charges of meth…

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Rock Hill Elementary Schools in Science Bowl #rhsd3

Below is the broadcast schedule on Comporium Cable 114 for the Science Bowl games the week of April 19th-25th  2015.  Game 5 – York Road vs. RosewoodSunday, April 19th – 6: 00pmTuesday, April 21th – 7: …

Just Listed by Don Anthony Realty! 4 bedroom 3 bath home for sale in Rock Hill, SC!

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Carpenter Rock Hill (SC) – Rock Hill Carpenters

Carpenter Rock Hill (SC) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Rock Hill (SC). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Rock Hill, South Carolina work with, builds and fixes items and str…

Rock Hill Apartment Construction Ban Extended

Rock Hill’s moratorium on new apartments will stand for at least another three months. On Monday, the City Council approved an extension of the moratorium, meaning that by the time the ban ends in...

Winthrop University’s 12th Annual Medal of Honor in the Arts Ceremony Takes Place in Rock Hill, SC – April 24, 2015

Winthrop University’s 12th annual Medal of Honor in the Arts ceremony on April 24, 2015, will recognize a rising comedic star, an arts-minded state senator, a celebrated sweetgrass basket weaver and a…

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The importance of local education funding in ROCK HILL SOUTH CAROLINA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in ROCK HILL SOUTH CAROLINA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in ROCK HILL SOUTH CAROLINA?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]


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