Times hires new editor
Toya Graham will be joining the Fort Mill Times staff as an assistant editor. Graham, currently a reporter covering the crime and courts beats for the The Herald, the Times' sister daily, will begin her new position Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Graham started her career at The Herald in 2001 as a community reporter. She later was assigned the western York County beat. She earned an award for spot news reporting from the S.C. Press Association. She has attended York Technical College and Winthrop University.
In addition to her editing duties at the Times, Graham will also serve as the paper's primary reporter. She takes over those duties from reporter Jonathan Allen, who has been promoted to editor of the Enquirer Herald, the Times' sister weekly.
Info on old house sought
Belle Vive Spa and Wellness Centre is looking for anyone who can help provide the history of the historic house the business occupies at 134 Clebourne St., downtown Fort Mill.
"We were trying to gather some information in regards to the house considering it is 101 years old and are looking for people to share their stories, information, history, knowledge, etc.," Jeorjia Anderson of Belle Vive said.
She can be reached by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Apply for tourism grants
Eligible groups and organizations in York County are able to apply for funding to be awarded through the local hospitality tax in two cycles during 2009. For tourism projects scheduled between July 1 and Dec. 30, the deadline for applications is Saturday, Feb. 28. For projects scheduled
between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2010, the deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 31.
The revenue generated by the hospitality tax must be used exclusively for tourism related purposes as prescribed by state law. Applications will be reviewed by the York County Hospitality Tax Advisory Committee with final approval by York County Council. Visit www.yorkcountygov.com.
Guardian ad litems
The Volunteer guardian ad litem program is looking for adults who would like to be the person who speaks up for children. All that is necessary is the desire to work with children, the ability to pass the necessary background checks, and the commitment to complete the free, 30-hour training program. Men and women who are over 21, of any education, background, ethnicity or race are encouraged to apply.
In Lancaster County, training will begin Monday, Feb. 23. Call 286-6064.
In York County, training will begin Tuesday, March 3. Call York County Coordinator Mary Hoppman at 803-327-9997.
Free clinic taking applications
Palmetto Volunteers in Medicine Free Clinic opened last week to begin accepting applications for patients. Call 366-6337 to schedule appointments and obtain information on eligibility requirements. The clinic is located at 235 S. Herlong Ave. Rock Hill.
Bradford book updated
The latest edition of "Out of the Past," a history of Fort Mill written by William Bradford Jr., has been published and is now on sale at several locations in the township, including the Fort Mill Times.
The revised book contains a number of stories that were not in past editions, "stories that will be a part of Fort Mill history in a few years," Bradford said.
In addition to the Times office at 124 Main Street, Fort Mill, the book is for sale at The Peach Stand, Fort MIll Pharmacy, Crossings on Main, the downtown caboose that is the new office of Move Fort Mill Forward, and Johnny K's Restaurant. The price is $15.