Clover student charged for having knife

February 11, 2013 

A 12-year-old Clover Middle School student with “loose fitting pants” admitted to deputies he brought a knife to school Feb. 4 after it fell from his pockets and struck a classroom file cabinet.

Deputies charged the boy with possession of a weapon on school property and released him into his parent’s custody, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.

A teacher told a school administrator that the boy had the pocketknife after it fell from his “loose fitting pants pocket” when he got up to leave for the day, the report states. The knife hit a metal cabinet, causing a loud noise that attracted the attention of other students.

The student didn’t stop to pick up the weapon, but continued walking out of the classroom, the report states.

Deputies questioned the boy, who admitted the knife was his, the report states. He said he found the knife along the road and brought it to school without telling school administrators.

The boy was “disciplined according to school policy,” the report states, and petitioned to family court.

Citizens’ Police Academy extends start date

Registration for the 2013 class of the York County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Police Academy class has been extended.

Citizens’ Police Academy will run for eight sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, March 4- May 20. It will end with a formal graduation.

The Citizens’ Police Academy class is open to adults, ages 18 and older, and is free.

The Citizens’ Police Academy will introduce participants to the functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff from the different divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. The goal, in addition to providing an overview of the Sheriff’s Office, is to create meaningful partnerships with York County residents.

Applications are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office, any of the district offices and online at For more information, call 803-628-7634.

Heart Gala Thursday

in Rock Hill

To celebrate National Heart Month and the launch of a new initiative in York County, The Heart2Heart Foundation will be holding its inaugural Heart Gala on Valentine’s Day at the Palmetto Room at the Old Town Bistro on Main Street.

The evening will feature a wine tasting by CHL Wines, heart-healthy dinner by The Old Town Bistro, live music by The Tim Hartis Group, dancing, a silent auction and a complimentary Valentine photograph.

Tickets are available online at and through The Old Town Bistro.

The event is presented by Piedmont Medical Center Heart & Vascular Center.

Sponsorships are available for reserved tables and seating. Proceeds from the event will help fund the Foundation’s community outreach programs, educational materials and healthy heart assessments. For more information, call 803-524-5671.

Library board meeting Thursday

The York County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Clover Public Library, 107 Knox St.

Library board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. For more information, visit or call 803-981-5831.

Upcoming blood drives

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives:

• 4-8 p.m. Feb. 16, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket to all donors.

• 1-7 p.m. Feb. 21, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 22, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• noon-3 p.m. Feb. 27, Clinton Junior College, 1029 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.

More public drives can be found online at Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location.

Tax form supplies delayed

The opening of tax season has been delayed this year due to Congress not passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 until Jan. 1, 2013. The Internal Revenue Service estimates most households will not be able to start filing until late February or March because of the need for publications and forms that are not yet available.

York County Libraries have a limited supply of South Carolina income tax forms, IRS 1040 EZ publications and forms, and other miscellaneous IRS forms. Libraries have not yet received IRS 1040 publications or forms. The amount of publications and forms supplied to area libraries by the IRS has been greatly reduced from last year in an effort to encourage electronic filing. Libraries will not be able to order additional forms once supplies are depleted.

For more information or to find out about the availability of forms, contact the South Carolina Department of Revenue at 803-898-5709 or and the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-1040 or

York County Library staff cannot answer any tax-related questions other than availability of forms.

IRS Form 8949 Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets are incorrect and will be redistributed at a later date. These forms have an error on Page 2, Part II Long-Term. The check boxes are erroneously labeled D, E, and F, instead of A, B and C.

The following IRS forms are delayed: Form 3800 General Business Credit; Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels; Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization (Including Information on Listed Property); Form 5074 Allocation of Individual Income Tax to Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Form 5471 Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations; Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits; Form 5735 American Samoa Economic Development Credit; Form 5884 Work Opportunity Credit; Form 6478 Credit for Alcohol Used as Fuel; Form 6765 Credit for Increasing Research Activities; Form 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit; Form 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations; Form 8820 Orphan Drug Credit; Form 8834 Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit; Form 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses; Form 8844 Empowerment Zone and Renewal Community Employment Credit; Form 8845 Indian Employment Credit; Form 8859 District of Columbia First-Time Homebuyer Credit; Form 8864 Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit; Form 8874 New Markets Credits; Form 8900 Qualified Railroad Track Maintenance Credit; Form 8903 Domestic Production Activities Deduction; Form 8908 Energy Efficient Home Credit; Form 8909 Energy Efficient Appliance Credit; Form 8910 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit; Form 8911 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit; Form 8912 Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds; Form 8923 Mine Rescue Team Training Credit; Form 8932 Credit for Employer Differential Wage Payments; and Form 8936 Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit.

Grants available for nonprofits

The York County Community Foundation is accepting applications from eligible nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2013 grants program. Priority will be given to arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services.

Registration should be completed Feb. 22 online at

Completed applications must be submitted by noon March 1. Call 704-973-4559.

Tickets on sale for Clover Premiere Party

Tickets are now available for the town of Clover’s Premiere Party at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Larne Building in downtown Clover. The party is part of the town 125th anniversary celebration.

The new “Clover 2012” movie will make its debut at the party. In addition, a new Clover Hall of Fame will be unveiled with a Clover Through the Years exhibit. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Tickets cost $20, and are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Clover Town Hall, 114 Bethel St. Only 100 tickets are being sold. Call 803-222-9495.

Agape Senior volunteers wanted

Agape Senior is holding a drop-in from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Agape Senior of York, 44 Ross Cannon St.

Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will be there answer questions about joining the volunteer ministry.

For more information, call 803-517-2021 or email

Cruise seminar Feb. 27 at

Lake Wylie

Lake Wylie Travel hosts European Luxury and River Cruising Seminar 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Village Cellar on Charlotte Highway.

Learn about the hottest trend in cruising. Featured speakers are from Oceania Cruises and Amawaterways River Cruises.

Enjoy wine samplings from those regions and door prizes.

Seating is limited; reservations required. Call 803 831-5494 or email

CAAC Gala set for April 25

Clover Area Assistance Center announces the annual fundraising gala with this year’s theme, “An Evening in the Orient,” will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

There will be food, open bar, live auction and music.

Cost is $90 per person. To request an invitation, call CAAC at 803-222-4837.

Coupon savings raises money for Relay for Life

Coupon Mama will be holding a class from 1 to 3 p.m. March 9 about how to save money with coupons at Rock Hill Masonic Lodge, 130 S. Elizabeth Lane.

Cost is $10 with all proceeds going to Relay for Life.

Call 803-324-4757 to sign up or for more information.

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