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York County Council appoints assistant county manager Anna Moore as interim county manager starting Jan. 11. County Manager Jim Baker is leaving York County to take a job in Chesapeake, Va.
The council also voted Monday to interview firms that could be hired to search for Baker’s successor. Council members might still choose to conduct the process without paying for outside help.
The council doesn’t need to make any decision on hiring a new county manager until newly elected council members start their terms next month, Councilman Curwood Chappell said.
Chappell tried to stall the vote, causing enough of a stir that Chairman Britt Blackwell said, “I’m about to lose my cool with you, Curwood.”
Discussion stopped at Blackwell’s request. Chappell voted against seeking bids from search firms before he walked out of the meeting and did not return.
Library holiday closings posted
All York County libraries will be closed through Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. Libraries also will close at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and remain closed Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.
Donate food to pay library fine
YORK COUNTY The annual Food for Fines program runs through Dec. 31 at all York County libraries.
Library users may pay off fines for overdue materials with nonperishable food and personal hygiene items. For each donated item, $1 will be credited to outstanding fines only, but will not cover the cost of lost or damaged materials.
All types of nonperishable food items, toiletries and disposable diapers will be collected. Items collected will be donated to York County food banks.
Library patrons are encouraged to participate even if they have no outstanding library fines.
For more information, visit yclibrary.org.
Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive 4-8 p.m. Dec. 29, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket to all donors.
Donors who give blood through Dec. 31 will be able to sign a tag for Puppies for Patients program. Sign up to donate at ncdonor.com or call 704-972-4700.
• 4-8 p.m. Jan. 1, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket to all donors.
• 3-6 p.m. Jan. 2, 1565 S.C. 557, Clover.
• 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 5, Crawford Road Church of Christ, 1554 Crawford Road, Rock Hill.
• 4-8 p.m. Jan. 19, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket to all donors.
• 5-7 p.m. Jan. 21, Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.
• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 22, Nishie G’s, 727 Dilworth Lane, suite 105, Rock Hill. Free meal from Nishie G’s for all donors.
• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 26, Helping Hands of Baxter Village, 3387 Richard’s Crossing, Fort Mill.
• 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 S.C. 55, Clover.
• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 29, Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 30,, York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 31, York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt to all donors.
Call 704-972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.
Apply for Citizens’ Police Academy
YORK COUNTY The York County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications through Jan. 14 for the fourth Citizens’ Police Academy.
The academy includes eight sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 to April 22, ending with a formal graduation.
The Citizens’ Police Academy will introduce participants to the functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff from different divisions. The goal of the academy, in addition to providing an overview of the Sheriff’s Office, is to create partnerships with the citizens of York County and give the Sheriff’s Office the ability to serve our citizens better and more efficiently through the open exchange of knowledge and communication.
The free academy class is open to adults age 18 and older.
Applications are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office, any of the district offices and online at yorkcountysheriff.com. For more information, call 803-628-7634.
or call 803-684-3199.
Help with heat
Carolina Community Actions Inc. is offering low-income families additional assistance with heating bills, water, mortgage and rent.
CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy and General Emergency assistance programs assist eligible households twice a year with benefits up to $1,000. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.
Applications for emergency heating (bills with cut-off notice), HVAC units, rent and mortgage assistance will be taken Mondays through Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Apple West Center, 546 S. Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC. Assistance may be provided up to $1,000.
Specific information can be obtained by calling 2-1-1 or 866-892-9211.