Woman charged in child

CHESTER — Authorities say a woman has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of an 11-year-old boy who was waiting at a school bus stop in Chester County.

Media outlets report 57-year-old Michelle Johnson was booked into the county detention center last week. Authorities say Johnson is charged with hit-and-run involving death. It was not clear if she has an attorney.

Johnson is accused of striking La’Darious Wylie while he was waiting for a school bus Oct. 27. Wylie was taken to a local hospital then transferred to a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he died Oct. 28.

Authorities say the driver fled after the crash.

Wylie attended the Chester Park Center of Literacy through Technology.

GREENVILLE — Authorities say the death of man found inside a Greenville home during a fire has been ruled a homicide.

Deputy Coroner Kent Dill tells news outlets that a man believed to be 57-year-old Cecil Sander “Sandy” Morris was found dead at the home on Friday.

Dill says Morris was tentatively identified after an autopsy Saturday morning. Dill says Morris was the victim of a homicide.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Drew Pinciaro says deputies and Parker Fire Department responded around 1:45 p.m. to the home for a fire call. Pinciaro says smoke was coming out of the house when firefighters arrived at the scene.

Authorities say the cause of death has not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

CHARLESTON — Folly Beach is hiring a lobbyist to tell state lawmakers about the importance of the coast to the state’s economy and about the city’s ongoing battle with beach erosion.

Mayor Tim Godwin tells The Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit.ly/1N7Vkxs) that a lobbying firm will help educate lawmakers from the Upstate about the issues

The city council has agreed to spend $60,000 with a company called Southern Strategy for the lobbying work.

Recent storms wiped away about a quarter of the sand that was poured on the shore at Folly Beach last year as part of a $30 million beach renourishment project.

The city paid about $5 million for its share of the work and reserves about $1 million each year from its $6 million annual budget for beach nourishment.