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County council committee briefed on tax plan

With dozens of pages’ worth of documents in hand — and a handful of e-mail exchanges from the city manger’s office in Rock Hill — a select committee of York County council members say they now have the resources in hand to make an informed recommendation to the full county council on the city’s proposed […]

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Push for autonomy in school start date still underway

While a local effort in the S.C. House of Representatives to allow individual school districts to set their own schedule — and choose when they start school each year — failed in a legislative subcommittee, the lawmaker behind the effort, Raye Felder, says she’s moving forward with other ideas. Felder, who represents Fort Mill, says […]

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Winthrop presidential search committee to name finalists

Later this week, we’ll have an idea of whom Winthrop University’s board of trustees may choose from to be the university’s eleventh president. The Board of Trustees will meet in open session Wednesday at 12 noon to hear the presidential search committee’s presentation of three to five candidates to the full board. Several public meetings […]

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Finalists for Winthrop president’s post to be named next week

Winthrop University’s presidential search committee is winding down its search for the school’s eleventh president. The committee, a group of  trustees, university staff and faculty, will name the finalists next week. Board chairwoman Kathy Bigham has previously indicated the committee will likely narrow the search to between three and five candidates. Three meetings have been scheduled for the […]

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York County to roll out text to 9-1-1 service in March

York County’s 9-1-1 center will soon be the first in the region to accept text messages in an emergency. Monday night, York County Council will consider an amendment to an agreement with Colorado-based Intrado to roll out the text message service that will be monitored and answered by existing call-takers and dispatchers working in the […]

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York County business leaders honored at Chamber banquet

Eleven York County business leaders — considered by their peers to have made significant contributions to their respective industries and the community as a whole — were honored Thursday at the York County Regional Chamber’s annual meeting and awards dinner. Retired Comporium Communications executive Glen McFadden was awarded the chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Anne-Marie Farrow, […]

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Haley: Giti Tire, Chester County a ‘family’ fit

The first shovels of dirt were flung in the air Thursday morning as dignitaries from across the globe broke ground on the new Giti Tire USA plant in Chester County. The first phase of Giti’s plan calls for developing 250 acres of land near I-77 in Richburg and when fully operational, will employ 1,700 people. […]

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