Coronavirus & vaccination update in South Carolina

  November 30, 2021

Updated Nov 30, 2021  The links provided below are updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. Latest SC Data (Nov 30, 2021) SC Demographic Data…

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S.C. a national leader on timely financial reporting

  November 29, 2021
Richard Eckstrom

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller Each fall, my office releases the state’s financial report for the prior fiscal year. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, commonly called a CAFR, is a…

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County Council Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, November 23rd

  November 21, 2021

Laurens County Council will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 23rd. The meeting location is the old historic courthouse on the square in Laurens and starts at…

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Senator High Leatherman passes away

  November 12, 2021

On Friday November 12, South Carolina Senator High Leatherman passed away at the age of 90. The 31st District of South Carolina, which he represented, has Florence as its largest…

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County employees put stamp on environmental education

  November 10, 2021

A leadership change for the board of the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC) also marks a passing of the torch from one Richland County employee to another. EEASC…

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DHEC Board accepts SHaPE SC Task Force recommendations

  November 10, 2021

The S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control (Board) today received the final report and recommendations of the Task Force to Strengthen the Health and Promote the Environment of South Carolina (SHaPE SC).…

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Apprenticeship Carolina and the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs partner to increase the number of minority-owned businesses participating in apprenticeship

  November 9, 2021

Apprenticeship Carolina™ and the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week designed to increase the number of South Carolina’s minority-owned businesses participating in apprenticeship…

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Gov. Henry McMaster bans vaccine mandates at cabinet agencies

  November 8, 2021

Requires State Agencies to Cooperate with Ongoing and Anticipated Litigation Related to Federal Vaccine Mandates COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2021-38, which prohibits all state agencies in his…

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Gov. Henry McMaster Bans Vaccine Mandates at Cabinet Agencies, Requires State Agencies to Cooperate with Ongoing and Anticipated Litigation Related to Federal Vaccine Mandates

  November 8, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2021-38, which prohibits all state agencies in his cabinet from requiring employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The prohibition applies to the 19…

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Tax rate cuts announced as the UI trust fund remains strong

  November 4, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Executive Director Dan Ellzey today announced South Carolina’s unemployment insurance tax rates for employers will decrease or remain unchanged for 2022.…

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Upcoming workshops to highlight County’s grant programs

  November 3, 2021

Funding available for groups seeking to help residents, grow tourism Richland County is offering a pair of free workshops for nonprofit, charitable and tourism-related organizations seeking insight into the County’s…

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South Carolina recognized as leader in K-12 computer science education 

  November 3, 2021

Today, Code.org and its partners released the 2021 State of Computer Science Education: Accelerating Action Through Advocacy. Published annually, the report provides the most comprehensive analysis of national progress in computer science…

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BCDCOG chips in to fuel growth of Lowcountry Kettle

  October 29, 2021

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) continues to fuel business growth and job creation in the region as evidenced by the $250,000 in business development funding provided to Lowcountry Kettle,…

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Laurens County Council Meeting – October 26th

  October 23, 2021

Laurens County Council will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 26th. The meeting location is the old historic courthouse on the square in Laurens.  The meeting starts…

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Greenville taxpayer sues to recover illegal fees from county

  October 21, 2021

A Greenville County taxpayer has sued the county to recover, for himself and others, fees that the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the county had charged illegally. Greenville…

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LWV of the Columbia area provides voter education tool VOTE411

  October 20, 2021

Ahead of elections this fall, the League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area offers the nonpartisan election resource VOTE411.org. This “one-stop shop” for election information provides simple, helpful tools…

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