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They make and sell furniture made from rubber trees

Couple come out of retirement to start new business in IL

By The Staff

INDIAN LAND – Frank and Judy Taillon retired just a few years ago to their dream home at Clearwater Beach,  Fla., to start a new life of leisure. But what seemed to be a dream come true soon developed into a change of plans.

It started with a move to Indian Land to be closer to their best friends – Judy’s sister, Felicia, and her husband, Dana – and their new dream of starting a business together.


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Silly Bandz are all the rage

By Chris Sardelli

Breaking open the small plastic package, Kirsten Blackmon grabs the rubber bracelets inside and clips them to her belt.

Blackmon, 11, has been on the hunt for the bracelets for months, checking out jewelry and specialty stores along with her 7-year-old sisters Alexa and Alysa. The fifth-grader found her latest additions at Maple Street Monograms in Lancaster, adding to her collection of more than 40 bracelets.


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Shehane does “Sunday Bluegrass” on WAGL

By Greg Summers

Because of the economy, now might not be the best time to start a new business venture, but that isn’t stopping Tony Shehane.


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Time for you to vote in Best of the Best contest

By Jenny Arnold

Fewer categories and a new logo are changes in The Lancaster News’ popular Best of the Best contest this year.

The contest, in its 11th year, gives readers a chance to vote for their favorite local businesses and service providers.

A new logo has been created for the contest, and the advertising department has slashed the number of categories by about half, said Katie Harrell, coordinator for the contest.

“Some of them were repetitive, like medical specialist and medical facility, which we condensed into medical specialist,” Harrell said.


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ALDI set to open in January

By Jesef Williams

Construction continues on Lancaster County’s first ALDI grocery store, which is set to open shortly after the new year.


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Rebate program begins March 31

By Chris Sardelli

Area appliance retailers and contractors hope to see a surge in their businesses beginning March 31.

That’s when consumers will be able to take part in a new state appliance rebate program.

Through the program, residents who buy new Energy Star-certified refrigerators, dishwashers, water heaters, air conditioners and other appliances will be eligible for a $50 to $500 rebate.


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Conditions right to buy homes

By Chris Sardelli

With the availability of low interest rates and federal tax credits, now is the time to buy a new home.


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Intimidator equals tourism

By Chris Sardelli

A new high-speed roller coaster could help boost the state’s economy, attracting tourists and creating several jobs, said Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer at an unveiling March 26.

Bauer was one of several people to speak last week at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Carowinds’ newest roller coaster, the Dale Earnhardt-themed Intimidator. Carowinds is an amusement park located near I-77 on the border of North and South Carolina.  


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After hitting some bumps in his life, he’s bought back driving school

Jowers is on the road again

By Jenny Arnold

Before Phil Jowers retired from Duracell in 2007, he opened Right Turn Driver Training.

He hoped to retire from his full-time job at the plant, and then teach others the rules of the road during his retirement.

In 2007, his plans changed.

Jowers, 56, discovered that a disease he learned he had in 2004, non-alcoholic septic hepatitis, had progressed. The disease causes the scarring of the liver, known as cirrhosis. Doctors told him that he needed a liver transplant, or else he had six months to a year to live.


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Cardiologists performing new procedure at Springs Memorial

By Jenny Arnold

Two Lancaster cardiologists are up on the latest trend when it comes to heart catheterization.

Drs. Taral Patel and Paul Slota of Carolina Heart Specialists, who are affiliated with Springs Memorial Hospital, are among the first cardiologists in the area to offer radial artery cardiac catheterization as a first option for patients.

A cardiac catheterization typically involves inserting a small tube or sheath into a major artery, most commonly the femoral artery in the groin, and snaking a small catheter to the heart.


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