RCSD chosen for rapid COVID-testing pilot program

  October 22, 2020

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) was selected by the S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to be the pilot agency for a…

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

  October 22, 2020

Updated Oct 22, 2020 at 10:45 am The links provided below are updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update…

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Community invited to Arbor Day ceremony

  October 21, 2020

The community is invited to join the City of Clinton for their annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Pine Street Park. Social distancing protocols…

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Laurens Takes Next Step Toward Major Growth: New Housing

  October 21, 2020

The City of Laurens will soon experience growth not seen in decades as it welcomes a new housing development, the largest development of its type since the early 1980s. The…

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City of Columbia Economic Development receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council 

  October 20, 2020

City of Columbia Economic Development (CED) won a silver category award for its ChooseColumbiaSC, a project in the General Purpose Website category of the International Economic Development Council’s 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program. The honor…

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SC Secretary of State releases Wise Giving Report and Give Smart Watch List in conjunction with International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

  October 19, 2020

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced the release of his office’s 2019-2020 Wise Giving Report, in conjunction with International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW).  ICFAW, which runs from…

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Utilities expansion advancing in Southeast Richland

  October 19, 2020

A $24.2 million project to expand water and sewer access in Lower Richland is taking shape along several streets, six months after breaking ground and becoming one of the County’s…

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Nancy Whitworth, of Greenville, joins the SCDOT Commission

  October 14, 2020

Nancy Whitworth, of Greenville, has been sworn in as the new South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commissioner as a Governor’s At-Large Appointee. She replaces Kristen Blanchard who resigned from…

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South Carolina Department of Education funds over $33 million in protective equipment and supplies for all school districts

  October 13, 2020

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced today at River Springs Elementary School that the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) will purchase and distribute over $33 million worth of…

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City rejects one dollar bid for American Legion Post

  October 13, 2020

Of the several pieces of surplus property up for bid by the City of Clinton during its October 5 meeting, the rejection of one bid drew heavy criticism shortly after…

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Certified South Carolina is good for farmers, good for business 

  October 12, 2020

South Carolinians are eating more local food thanks to the continued success of the Certified South Carolina program.   According to a new study by Joseph C. Von Nessen, Ph.D., a research economist…

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Laurens County Council Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13th

  October 12, 2020

Laurens County Council will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 on Tuesday, October 13th. The meeting will be held at the historic courthouse in Laurens. Some items on…

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The Stoplight Project aims to help people express social distance comfort levels

  October 11, 2020

NDB Association & Event Management recently announced the creation of The Stoplight Project, a campaign to bring awareness to the varying degrees of social distancing comfort levels in local communities.…

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Greenville Financial Empowerment Center announces 2 new certified counselors

  October 9, 2020

Greenville Financial Empowerment Center (Greenville FEC), a program of the Greenville County Human Relations Commission, announces Sheryl Hanshaw and James Cooley as its newest certified Financial Empowerment Counselors. Sheryl Hanshaw…

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Richland County Government assists local election officials

  October 8, 2020

Richland County Government is assisting local election officials with a voter information effort to alleviate confusion about casting a ballot in the November election, the County Administrator announced this week.…

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Absentee Voting is Open – What You Need to Know

  October 7, 2020

Absentee voting in South Carolina opened on Monday, October 5th.  This year, due to the COVID-19 situation, no reason is needed to vote by absentee ballot. “It’s been a busy…

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Chamber PAC announces endorsements for Charleston County Council

  October 7, 2020

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (Chamber PAC) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Joe McKeown, Pastor Kylon Middleton and Brantley Moody for election to Charleston…

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Gov. Henry McMaster lifts restaurant occupancy limits statewide  

  October 2, 2020

Gov. Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-63, which lifts all occupancy limitations in restaurants throughout South Carolina, effective immediately. Previously, South Carolina’s restaurants were operating at 50% capacity. Now, they…

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Commission Holds Q&A Meeting on Penny Sales Tax

  September 30, 2020

On Tuesday, September 29th members of the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission held a Q&A session.  Local media outlets were invited to attend in person and the event was live…

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City of Clinton receives grant to fund infrastructure upgrades

  September 30, 2020

The City of Clinton has secured $750,000 in grant funding under the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Community Infrastructure program. The funding is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and…

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Richland County Recreation Commission

  September 30, 2020

Parks, open spaces, recreation programs and facilities are proven to create healthy communities, reduce crime, attract business, raise economic levels, increase real estate and property values, and encourage tourism. The…

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