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Northeast residents to discuss youth violence

Northeast Richland County residents will get an update on youth violence when Reconnecting Communities with Schools meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Polo Road Recreation Center.

The meeting will begin with a wrap-up of previous work and will include a comparison between the start of the 2001-02 school year and the 2002-03 year. The meetings have been sponsored by the school-community group, Spring Valley Rotary and Richland County Parks and Recreation.

Representatives from several agencies will be available for questions after the meeting.

Library lot to be reworked

The front entrance of the Cooper Branch of the Richland County Public Library will be reworked in late October. Construction is expected to take about two weeks.

During this time, patrons should enter through the back door, and parking will be limited. To avoid inconvenience, library patrons might wish to use another library location during renovations. Remember, materials can be renewed by phone at 929-3425 or 929-3427 or online at

For more information, call the Cooper Branch at 787-3462.

Church pays off mortgage

Blaney Baptist Church of Elgin recently burned its sanctuary mortgage in a ceremony. The church is located at the intersection of White Pond Road and Church Street off U.S. 1 in downtown Elgin. Lawrence Dennis is pastor of the church.

When the church started two morning services in 1981, the congregation considered building a new sanctuary. With a loan of $450,000, construction was started in 1986 on a 450-seat sanctuary. The new building also includes church offices and was dedicated in March 1987.

Band concert rescheduled

The BB&T and Sandhill Center Concert Series has rescheduled the performance of Fort Jackson’s 282nd Army Victory Band because of rain last weekend.

The band will perform Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Clemson University’s Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. The event is free.

Flu shots available

The Richland County Health Department is giving flu shots throughout October.

The shots cost $15. The department will accept Medicare Part B and Medicaid under certain conditions.

The shots will be given from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact the Adult Health Clinic at 576-2870.

Windsor honors principals

For Bosses Week, the staff and PTA at Windsor Elementary School surprised Jane Fancher, principal, and David Gordon, assistant principal, with several gifts.

The two served in the same positions last year on an interim basis. At the beginning of the 2002-2003 school year, they were officially named to the positions.

Among gifts that Fancher received was a stuffed teddy bear for her bear collection. Gordon, who staff members say is an avid golfer, received a golf picture frame.

October 17, 2002  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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