Fort Mill Times

News in Brief - April 2, 2008

Free driving class for teens

The Toyota Driving Expectations program for teens comes to Knights Stadium in Fort Mill April 4-6. There are 14 sessions of four hours each, beginning 1 p.m. Friday.

There is no cost, but space is limited.

Drivers must be 15 or older with a license or a permit and at least 20 hours of driving time behind the wheel. To register, visit or call 937-260-1430.

Springs Executives can apply for aid

U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-York) announced recently that administrative support workers laid off from the executive office at Springs Global US in Fort Mill are eligible to apply for federal assistance.

  All workers at the office, including onsite leased workers who were totally or partially separated from employment on or after Jan. 28 may apply for assistance. Spratt said eligibility for assistance was made possible when the Labor Department recently approved a Trade Adjustment Assistance petition filed by the company on behalf of its workers.

  That includes weekly cash payments equal to unemployment benefits. To qualify, the worker must be involved in job retraining. TAA payments can last for 52 weeks if a worker is in job training and 26 weeks more if a worker needs remedial education.