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Business

  • Ex-Gov. Hodges gets promoted to CEO of large lobbying firm

    Former Gov. Jim Hodges has been named president and CEO of one of the 20 largest lobbying and public affairs firms in the nation.

    The Lancaster native will take over daily operations of McGuireWoods Consulting on Jan. 12, 2018, the company announced Monday. McGuireWoods has offices in seven states, Washington, D.C., and Europe. 

  • Column: Using home equity as retirement income

    An article from Investment News highlighted a recent study from the National Council on Aging that measured the interest in and understanding of home-equity products among both older homeowners and financial advisers.

    The study revealed that as retirees age their retirement concerns increase due to rising medical costs and the fear of outliving their retirement savings.    

  • Springs Global bringing 20-30 jobs to county

    Springs Global US Inc., a company formed from the merger of Springs Industries and Coteminas, is bringing nearly 30 jobs to its Grace Avenue location by the end of April.

    The company will use the former Grace Logistics Center, 234 Grace Ave., built in the mid ‘90s, as a distribution center.

    The transition to S.C. comes after selling a Mississippi plant.

  • All hands on deck

    The new Shrimp Boat at Buford Crossroads opened last week to an overwhelming response from patrons that left the owners and employees both astonished and bone tired.

    Much of the time, the parking lot was packed with a line of customers that snaked from the front door to the cash register for those wanting some of the best fried chicken around.

  • Mayor completes S.C. municipal training

    COLUMBIA – Lancaster Mayor John Howard recently completed the advanced component of the S.C. Municipal Elected Officials Institute.

    In order to graduate, Howard completed seven required courses, including two daylong sessions in conjunction with the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual Hometown Legislative Action Day.

  • Barber-Thompson receives finance honor
  • Walmart workers wash feet, give kids new shoes, socks

    North Elementary students smiled Tuesday morning as they skipped to wash stations, where employees from the Walmart Distribution Center were waiting to wash their feet and give them new shoes and socks.

    Samaritan’s Feet, a nonprofit that has provided shoes to more than 6.5 million children around the world, brought its Shoes of Hope event to North’s gym Tuesday. The event was sponsored by Walmart Distribution of Pageland.

  • Big job fair Thursday in Fort Lawn

    From release

    FORT LAWN – With spring comes the season of job fairs. While it is a relief when local businesses are hiring again, often the bigger challenge for job seekers is finding employment beyond the status of temporary or part-time.

  • Senior Helpers receives Provider of Choice Award

    Senior Helpers

    Lancaster Senior Helpers has received the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. Senior Helpers is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide outstanding care.

    The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to top-ranking home-care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. 

  • Boosting young people's job prospects

    Cherri Flynn

    SC Works

    Young people in the American workforce are facing new challenges that may go unnoticed by other generations. Many want to improve their circumstances by going to college, but find their goal unreachable due to increased tuition costs and poverty-wage jobs.