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York's Liberty Street sees growth spurt

YORK -- York residents may soon have another place to buy prescriptions and hamburgers as growth continues to flourish on the eastern side of town.

Walgreens and McDonald's have submitted plans to build on East Liberty Street across from Lowe's, city officials say.

"It demonstrates the type of growth in the area that we have been anticipating and have prepared for," said City Manager Trey Eubanks, adding that the city has spent two years upgrading the sewer trunk line that serves East Liberty Street to prepare for growth.

A timeframe or groundbreaking dates have not been set, Eubanks said. Those plans will be decided by the individual businesses.

A McDonald's manager confirmed plans to move to the new location; however, Walgreens spokeswoman Carol Hively could not confirm plans for a York store.

Manning Biggers, an agent for Faith Realty which sold the property, said plans are in the works for the site but its too premature to disclose details.

-- Enquirer-Herald

Retail revival planned for Tony's site

FORT MILL -- Downtown property owner Bayles Mack is promising new opportunities will rise from the ashes of the fire that destroyed Tony's Pizza last month.

Mack is working with an architect to develop plans for a new building to replace the former restaurant.

On the former Tony's site, Mack plans to erect a two-story building with "a lot of shops," and maybe a small restaurant on the ground floor. The second floor could be either more commercial space or possibly residential space.

Mack is waiting on studies of the area's needs to determine whether the space will go residential or commercial.

-- Fort Mill Times

Wildlife agents to cook Four Seasons' geese

FORT MILL -- Concerned residents of Four Seasons at Gold Hill are trying to save a flock of neighborhood geese from being killed.

The retirement community's homeowners association has decided to round up 20 to 30 geese which have made a home there and take them away to be killed. Residents are tired of having to clean up the goose waste that litters their yards and cul-de-sacs, HOA board members say.

But some Four Seasons residents are hoping for an alternative.

"I don't want them to do that," said Four Seasons resident Ann Ray, referring to killing the birds. "The problem is, they will just keep coming back. They don't like noise, so I just come out and clap my hands, and they go away."

Residents have tried to deter the geese by planting shrubs and installing wire-like fencing around the ponds in certain areas. Some residents have even tried addling the eggs. HOA board members say none of the deterrents are working, so the neighborhood is resorting to having them rounded up by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which in turn will have them slaughtered. The meat would be given to the needy.

-- Fort Mill Times

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