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In brief - June 30, 2009

Perkins to run for City Council

TEGA CAY -- Former Tega Cay City Councilman Stephen Perkins announced Monday his intention to run for City Council in the November election.

He previously served on the Tega Cay City Council from November 2003 through June 2006. While serving on Council, he graduated from the Municipal Elected Official's Institute.

"I have been a resident of Tega Cay since 1994," Perkins said, "and I am concerned about the city's current financial condition and the current state of the city's public amenities, such as the parks, walking trails and streets.

"The city is not being managed effectively, especially with the growth the city has experienced."

Perkins stressed it is important to represent all of the citizens throughout the city and their respective needs.

"Open communication between the city representatives, and the citizens is very important," he said. "At a time when fiscal responsibility is so important, I would like to have the opportunity to serve again and hopefully help facilitate significant change."

Perkins can be e-mailed at

Veterans park seeks support

FORT MILL--The Fort Mill Veterans Committee, in partnership with the town of Fort Mill, announces the creation of Veterans Park, starting Saturday when members of Council, veterans and others will distribute fliers for the purchase of pavers (small bricks) to honor any veteran, past or current. Flyers will be located in shops and facilities throughout York County. Pavers cost $75 and there will be room for three rows of up to 20 characters per row for the inscription. All proceeds go to the construction of the park.

For more information, call 704-843-6930.

Scholarship application deadline nears

Applications for the York County Farm Bureau's annual $1,000 scholarship are due July 17.

The scholarship is for a student pursuing a higher education in agriculture or in an agriculturally related field, after completion of a first semester and a four-year school of higher education.

The award will go to a resident of York County based on character, demonstrated leadership abilities and dedication to agriculture or a related field. For more information, call 803-684-4235.