Sign up for diabetes classes by May 1
GASTONIA Living Healthy with Diabetes will held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays beginning May 8 at Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St.
This is a six-week workshop running until June 12 to help teach the maintenance of diabetes by learning how to manage symptoms, eat healthier and read nutrition labels, keep blood sugar in check, and fight fatigue and pain.
Classes are sponsored by N.C. Cooperative Extension. Classes are free, but registration is required. Call 704-865-3291 by Thursday, May 1.
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Blood drives scheduled
YORK COUNTY The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announced the following blood drives this month in York County:
• noon-2 p.m. April 26, Cox’s Harley Davidson, 1178 Galleria Blvd., Rock Hill.
• 7 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill
• 2-8 p.m, April 30, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
Through April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution for each donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.
For more information, visit cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.
Drop off meds through Saturday
YORK COUNTY Operation Medicine Drop runs through Saturday, April 26.
Unused and unwanted medications should be dropped off at: York County Sheriff’s Office, Moss Justice Center, 1675-2A York Highway, York; Clover Police Department, 112 Bethel St., Clover; Fort Mill Police Department, 111 Academy St., Fort Mill; Rock Hill Police Department, 120 E. Black St., Rock Hill; Tega Cay Police Department, 7705 Tega Cay Drive, Tega Cay; York Police Department, 12 N. Roosevelt St., York; Winthrop Campus Police Department, 526 Myrtle Drive, Rock Hill.
You can remain anonymous when dropping off medication.
Waitress charged with assaulting co-worker
LAKE WYLIE A Lake Wylie Waffle House waitress was arrested April 13 after deputies say an argument between her and a co-worker turned physical and sent one of the women to the hospital.
Deputies were sent to the Waffle House on Charlotte Highway after a store manager reported that an argument between two waitresses became heated, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.
One of the waitresses, 55, told deputies that the dispute started when her co-worker, Emma Lashell Smith, 47, of Charlotte allegedly took food out of her purse and gave it away, the report states. The waitress reported Smith’s activities to the manager, who took both women out to the back of the eatery to discuss the issue.
During the ensuing conversation, Smith allegedly attacked the other woman, the report states, scratching her face and right eye.
Paramedics took the victim to Carolinas Medical Center-Steele Creek, while deputies arrested Smith and charged her with third-degree assault and battery.
County offers free program
YORK COUNTY Anyone interested in learning more about York County government can apply for a new program debuting next month.
The York County 101 Citizens Academy is a free program that will walk participants through government departments, giving residents a look at public functions and services.
The program will run 9 a.m. to noon the fourth Thursday of each month May to October.
For more information, call 803-684-8511 or visit yorkcountygov.com/citizensacademy.
Sheriffs’ Association offers honorary memberships
YORK COUNTY Sheriff Bruce Bryant invites York County residents to become honorary members of the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association.
Individuals choosing to join the voluntary program can do so for $25, while businesses can show their support with a $50 contribution. The funding provides technical resources, training, and legislative support on key criminal justice issues. Contributions are tax deductible.
South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association does not solicit via telemarketing. If you receive a phone call, hang up.
Call 803-772-1101 or visit sheriffsc.com for more information.
CAAC seeks volunteers
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 S.C. 55 East, is the largest food pantry in western York County and provides aid through food, financial assistance, education, medical and dental care.
CAAC needs volunteers, including those with skills in curriculum development/instruction; programs and services; information technology; financial assistance; and personal budgeting. Hourly positions for pantry and computer intake also are available.
For more information, call 803-222-4837.