News Sports Obituaries Classifieds 43° Full Menu 43° Home eEdition Customer Service Mobile & Apps Newsletters News All News Local News Local Traffic Cam State News Business Education NIE Crime More News Andrew Dys Nation/World Politics/Government Weird News Databases Down Home Magazine Physicians Directory Fort Mill Times Fort Mill Times Fort Mill Times Sports Submit a News Tip Submit a Letter to the Editor Sports All Sports Panthers College Winthrop High School High School Football Auto Racing Politics Politics Elections Obituaries Opinion All Opinion Editorial Letters to the Editor Submit a Letter To the Contrary James Werrell Palmetto Opinion Living All Living Community Weddings Engagements Anniversaries Births Religion Family Home & Garden Entertainment Entertainment All Entertainment Books Calendar Movies Music Puzzles & Games Rewards Horoscopes … [Read more...] about York County could have America’s best ‘Main Street’. To win $25K, it needs your vote.
Administrators at Maine West High School said Monday that the Des Plaines school is ending its decades-old tradition of having a person dressed as an American Indian dance at school assemblies and athletic events. The mascot had drawn the ire of some American Indians after photos and video of a student dressed in the buckskin costume and feathered headdress appeared on social media. After the controversy that followed, Principal Audrey Haugan announced the mascot would be retired. In an email to parents, Haugan said the school will still be called the Warriors but will organize a committee to work out "the details of our representation moving forward, noting the positive attributes of what a Maine West Warrior represents."Until now, the school had managed to evade the criticism that led other schools to eliminate American Indian-themed mascots.But when Brett Chapman, an Oklahoma attorney and member of the Pawnee Nation, tweeted about the mascot, which he called racist, Cherokee … [Read more...] about Maine West ending American Indian mascot at games and assemblies
Photo | Pam Schipper The name says it all. Think white tulle and teal tea parties with a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” theme, mini spa stations for mani-pedis, a trunk overflowing with dress-up attire complete with a sparkly curtained photo booth, and four colorful sewing machines sized perfectly for smaller hands and complete with extra safety features. The entire second floor is carefully appointed. Gloria Martinez said that when they couldn’t find exactly what they envisioned, they made their own décor. Martinez owns Cutesy Celebrations & Boutique at 400 Main St. with her daughter, Angelica Prada. While the business in its current brick-and-mortar form is new, opened on April 7, the mother-daughter team said they have been building to this moment for a long time. “This is really what we wanted from the beginning,” Prada said. “We always thought of having a venue.” For Martinez, life has always revolved around teaching kids, … [Read more...] about Cutesy Celebrations Brings the Party to Main Street
Giles Road in Sarpy County will close Wednesday between 180th and 192nd Streets for three to four weeks for water-main work.Sarpy County officials said the closing is necessary for the installation of a new Metropolitan Utilities District water main in the area. Kersten Construction crews will be placing the new 36-inch line under nearby railroad tracks and a culvert, officials said.During the closure, there will be no access to the neighborhoods north of the area directly from Giles Road, officials said. However, the intersections at 180th and 192nd will remain open, providing access to the neighborhoods.The detour route will be 192nd Street north to Harrison Street, then east to 180th Street, officials said.Sarpy County is undergoing growth and development in the area, officials said, and the county is working with utilities to update infrastructure. … [Read more...] about Section of Giles Road to shut for 3 to 4 weeks for water-main work
Voting will narrow field to 10 in search for best Main Street Journal-Courier Published 3:52 am, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 City in quarter-finals of search for best Main Street 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Tucked in among the names of cities across the nation being noted for their vibrant Main Street is a familiar one: Jacksonville. After more than 117,000 online votes, the original field of 303 entrants in the “America’s Main Streets” contest has been whittled to the quarter-finalists. Jacksonville is one of the 25 still in the competition, and one of three in Illinois — the others being Belleville and Mount Carmel. The initiative is the creation of Independent We Stand, a small business movement to draw attention to the role Main Street has in the success of a community. The top town will win $25,000 and other prizes. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Big shows … [Read more...] about City in quarter-finals of search for best Main Street