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  • LCEDC seeks public input on strategic plan

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. officials met with Panhandle residents Aug. 13 for input to help shape the county’s future economic development.
    The workshop, at Indian Land’s City of Light, was the first of three such workshops scheduled for different areas of the county in coming weeks.
    LCEDC is working on its 2015 Strategic Plan, which it hopes to have completed by the end of the year. The new plan will take up where the organization’s current plan, developed in 2010, leaves off.

  • Chamber's State of Education breakfast Aug. 26

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 2014 State of Education breakfast, presented by Comporium Communications/CN2, will be Aug. 26 in the multi-purpose room of the Bradley Arts and Science Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The breakfast buffet will open at 7:45 a.m., with the program beginning at 8 a.m.

  • Briefcase 8-13-14

    Mackey offers free health programs
    Mackey Family Practice, Suite 200, 1025 Meeting St., Lancaster, will present the following free programs:
    • Alzheimer’s education program from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, with the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP by calling (800) 272-3900 or emailing jsmith2@alz.org.
    • “Taking Control” with Drew Rainwater at 2 p.m. Aug. 21. This program will cover ways to control blood sugar. To register, call (704) 621-3220.

  • Briefcase 8-6-14

    Mackey offers free health programs
    Mackey Family Practice, Suite 200, 1025 Meeting St., Lancaster, will present the following free programs:
    • Alzheimer’s education program from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 with the Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP by calling (800) 272-3900 or emailing jsmith2@alz.org.
    • “Taking Control” with Drew Rainwater at 2 p.m. Aug. 21. This program will cover ways to control blood sugar. To register, call (704) 621-3220.

  • Barnett Family Practice honors Furse, welcomes new doctors

    from Carolinas HealthCare System
    For nearly three decades, Dr. James Furse has provided high quality, personalized care to patients at Barnett Family Practice.
    As one of the three founding physicians of Barnett Family Practice, Furse began working at the practice in 1976.
    After dedicating much of his adult life to practicing family medicine, Furse will retire at the end of August.

  • County among tops in state in job creation

    from Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    The S.C. Department of Commerce recently released job creation, total projects won, and investment totals for 2013 and Lancaster County fared very well in all categories.
    While ranking 21st among South Carolina’s 46 counties in population, Lancaster County ranks among the top counties in job creation, investment and number of announced projects over the past year and since 2006. 
    The data released by the SCDOC includes only projects worked with the counties by the SCDOC.

  • Briefcase 7-30-14

    Farmers market open at Steele Hill
    The Steele Hill Community Farmers Market offers local home-grown vegetables Wednesdays and Saturdays through October. The market opens at 8 a.m. under the Steele Hill AME Zion Church arbor, 6021 Charlotte Highway. Senior coupons/vouchers will be accepted For details, call (803) 286-8355.

  • Dementia expert to lead seminar Friday

    by Denyse Clark/dclark@thelancasternews.com
    Senior Helpers, an in-home senior care agency, and Springs Memorial Hospital are co-sponsoring “Understanding Dementia Care,” a seminar for professionals and family caregivers on July 25, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St., Lancaster.
    Teepa Snow, a nationally renowned dementia expert, is guest speaker for the forum which features information on Alzheimer’s and dementia, said Dawn Stuart, Senior Helpers of Lancaster office manager.

  • Briefcase 7-23-14

    Farmers market open at Steele Hill
    The Steele Hill Community Farmers Market offers local home-grown vegetables Wednesdays and Saturdays through October. The market opens at 8 a.m. under the Steele Hill AME Zion Church arbor, 6021 Charlotte Highway. Senior coupons/vouchers will be accepted For details, call (803) 286-8355.

  • Employment continues to rise increase

    by Erin Kirby/ekirby@thelancasternews.com
    South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged from April at 5.3 percent, while Lancaster County’s non-adjusted jobless rate increased to 6.2 percent from 5.9 percent in April, according to figures released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. May’s national unemployment rate was 6.3 percent.