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     Shore to speak at annual meeting

    Folk artist Jim Shore will be guest speaker at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s 53rd annual meeting Jan. 29. 

  • Bailey named Employee of Quarter

    Though his father and grandfather were law enforcement officers, Craig Bailey never saw himself following in their footsteps.

    Bailey’s father, T.J. Bailey, worked for the Lancaster and Rock Hill police departments, and his grandfather, the late Harvey Coates, worked for the State Law Enforcement Division.

  • Farm Bureau slashes car insurance rates

    Farm Bureau Insurance is cutting automobile insurance rates and rolling out new discounts that will reduce premiums for more than 84 percent of existing policyholders. The company expects the rate cut will reduce the premiums it collects by more than $7.5 million.

  • Walkers open Liberty Tax Service in IL

    April 15 may still be a few months away, but Liberty Tax Service has opened its doors at the Commons at Doby’s Bridge to get you prepared.

    Owned by local residents Lisa and Archie Walker, the company is one of 3,000 of the franchises in the United States and Canada.

    The Walkers also own a Liberty Tax Service in their native Maryland. Lisa Walker is a certified public ac-countant and her husband handles other business aspects, such as marketing.

    Lisa Walker said they opened their own business because of their desire to be entrepreneurs.

  • UW director resigns; Duracell makes record donation

    The executive director of the local chapter of the United Way has resigned.

    Denise Keating, who has served as executive director for the United Way of Lancaster County for almost two years, is stepping down from the post this month.

    She’s leaving to pursue a master’s degree in library and information sciences, but will continue to assist United Way as a part-time employee.

  • Speaker paints gloomy economic picture

    A state economic adviser painted a gloomy forecast for Lancaster Rotary Club members at their weekly lunch meeting Thursday.

    John S. Rainey, chairman of the board of economic advisers for South Carolina, spoke to club members. His board advises the state Budget and Control Board on economic trends and revenue expectations.

  • Folk artist to speak at chamber’s annual meeting

    Jim Shore, creator of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Limited Edition Historic Sites Series in 1993 and a nationally-known award-winning American folk artist, will be guest speaker at the chamber’s 53rd annual meeting Jan. 29.

    The event, sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, will be held at the Fairway Room of Lancaster Golf Club, beginning at 6:15 p.m. with a reception before the 7 p.m. dinner meeting.

  • Plumber strives for customer satisfaction

    Day or night, you’ll never have to worry again about overflowing toilets, a broken water heater or clogged pipes.

    Chris Carter, owner of Carter Quality Plumbing, assures customers that he and his staff will provide professional and courteous service promptly, every time they are called, he said.

    “My philosophy is that the customer will be 100 percent satisfied, with no questions asked, 100 percent of the time,” Carter said. He promises that each call will be answered by a “live person” all day and all night.

  • Comporium drops two S.C. cable stations

    ROCK HILL – Federal Communications Commission regulations now require cable companies to obtain broadcast TV stations’ permission to carry their signals on the cable system. 

    Across the nation, cable TV companies and broadcast station owners are working out what the new broadcast station fee will be and how much it will mean on each subscriber’s monthly bill. 

    Comporium, which serves customers in Lancaster and York counties, said negotiations with the seven Charlotte broadcast stations are nearly finalized.

  • Families urged to protect seniors from influenza

    This past holiday season, America’s senior citizens were surrounded by people sneezing, coughing and spreading germs. It happens at the mall, the holiday concert or the family dinner, and those germs could potentially be fatal. That’s why Senior Helpers, one of the leading providers of in-home care for seniors, is advising families to get their elderly loved ones a flu vaccine before the flu season arrives in full force.