Good News in York County – July

Good News in York County

Occasionally we like to share some positive news from the local area. It’s hot, but there are still some great things happening in York County this month!

Veteran Gets Mortgage-Free Home

Local veteran Tamekia Sanders received the keys to her Fort Mill ‘American Dream’ on July 15, thanks to Operation Homefront and Chase Morgan. Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans attain home ownership. The program is open to honorably discharged or retired veterans and to surviving spouses of service members killed in action. Ms. Sanders spent three years in the Army based in Georgia and is thrilled and grateful to build a permanent home with her two children. “This is going to do so much for us,” Sanders said. “I am blown away, overwhelmed, so thankful, so grateful and ready to move in.”

Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Gets Community Cleanup

Local organizations and churches came together last week to help restore and clean up Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery is the final resting place for several veterans and civil rights activists, and honoring those people is a priority for the community. Areas of the cemetery were overgrown with brush and small trees, and over the course of a few days the overgrowth was cut back and removed, and access to gravesites was restored. Participants included individuals from Winthrop University, Eagle Scouts, Comporium of Pioneers, Council of Neighborhoods, city of Rock Hill, and Westminster Church participated in the cleanup. 

Duke Energy Helps Customers Manage Energy While Keeping Cool

Duke Energy has a list of tools and tips for power usage during this heatwave. Customers can track their usage and keep track of their bill with a mobile device or computer. Their Equal Payment Plan can make bills more predictable, and their tips for saving energy can make a big difference in summer utility costs. Additionally, there are several assistance programs that can help make your energy use more efficient, or help cover your energy bill.