Gov. Henry McMaster announces seventy school districts to receive $10 million in PPE for reopening

 

Superintendent Spearman and Local Education Leaders Join School Safety Announcement Gov. Henry McMaster today announced the State of South Carolina will purchase and distribute $10 million worth of personal protective equipment…

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LCSO Animal Control partners with Finding Rover

 

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control would like to announce the use of FindingRover.com. Finding Rover is a website that uses facial recognition technology to help reunite lost pets…

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Public notice for the Cares Act Amendment

 

Public Notice For The Cares Act Amendment To The 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan & 2020 Annual Action Plan & Public Comment Period & Public Hearings For The City Of Columbia,…

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

Updated Aug 11, 2020 at 8:47 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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County statement on the passing of Councilman Calvin “Chip” Jackson

 

Following is a statement from Richland County Council: It is with deep sadness that the Richland County Council and Administration announce the passing of Councilman Calvin “Chip” Jackson, Representative of…

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Sheriff’s Dept. graduates first class of RCSD interns

 

By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott presented graduation certificates to the first class of interns with the new Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s (RCSD) Internship Program, Tues.,…

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Scribble Season 2 Launch Party

 

Mark your calendars: Scribble is celebrating a second season of innovators on August 19th! When: August 19, 2020, 5:30P-7:00P What: Scribble Season 2 Launch Party The concept for Scribble started…

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City of Clinton announces tourism grant program

 

Grants available to organizations for marketing tourism related events The City of Clinton will open the 2020 Accommodations Tax Grant Program funding cycle on Wednesday July 29, 2020. Organizations that…

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Statement on SCDOR’s audit findings

 

Richland County Government recently was notified of findings of the audit by the S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR) on the County’s Transportation Penny Program. Throughout the audit and legal process, Richland…

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Celebrating ABLE to Save Month with our partners

 

By State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Because our citizens living with disabilities deserve the same chance to achieve financial independence and stability as all South Carolinians do, I’m proud to serve…

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State Superintendent Molly Spearman approves thirty six school district reopening plans, requires face masks in public school facilities

 

Today, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced the approval of thirty six school district reopening plans as well as approval of the reopening plans for the two residential Governor’s…

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Gov. Henry McMaster takes additional action to slow virus spread

 

Additional Restrictions on Restaurants, Government Buildings, Limits Crowd Sizes, Calls on Local Governments to Pass Ordinances Gov. Henry McMaster announced that all previously recommended guidelines for restaurants and other establishments…

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Conservation project aims to ‘BEE-friend Local Pollinators’

 

A federal grant worth nearly $30,000 will help an area in Southeast Richland bloom into a teaching initiative for pollinator conservation, and residents can learn lessons from the garden through…

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U.S. Department of Commerce invests $14.3M in CARES Act Funding to capitalize Revolving Loan Funds to help small businesses across South Carolina respond to coronavirus

 

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $14.3 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to capitalize and administer Revolving…

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Conservation project aims to ‘BEE-friend Local Pollinators’

 

A federal grant worth nearly $30,000 will help an area in Southeast Richland bloom into a teaching initiative for pollinator conservation, and residents can learn lessons from the garden through…

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County of Lexington Land Development Division releases Floodplain Management progress report

 

The County of Lexington’s Land Development Division has released the 2020 Floodplain Management Plan report outlining the progress made in mitigating the potential flooding hazards throughout the County. The report…

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Municipal Association of SC elects new board members for 2020-2021 at annual meeting

 

Delegates at the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Virtual Annual Meeting elected officers and board members to the Association’s board of directors. Mayor Cornelius Huff of the City of Inman…

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Municipal Elected Officials Institute announces 2020 Honor Roll

 

​​Fourteen cities and towns across the state have been recognized as honorees on the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government’s Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes annually the city councils…

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Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on U.S. Court of Appeals Electoral College Ruling

 

Governor Henry McMaster released the following statement regarding this week’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirming the constitutionality of South Carolina’s method of appointing presidential electors to…

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City of Columbia receives 2020 Municipal Achievement Award

 

The City of Columbia has received a 2020 Achievement Award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC). MASC Achievement Awards honor innovation and excellence in local government projects and…

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BCDCOG expands staff, outreach efforts with key hire

 

Morgan Grimes has joined the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments as a Communications and Outreach specialist focusing on Lowcountry Rapid Transit, South Carolina’s first high-capacity mass transit project. Grimes will spearhead community relations…

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Gov. Henry McMaster creates Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants

 

This morning, Governor Henry McMaster announced the creation of the Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants at Hampton Park Christian School. These one-time, needs-based grants of up to $6,500…

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Bank of America Fall for Greenville canceled for 2020

 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank of America Fall for Greenville team has kept a close eye on the ever-shifting impacts of the virus while remaining optimistic about…

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U.S. Department of Commerce invests $3.4 Million to make critical infrastructure

 

Improvements Needed to Protect Businesses from Flooding in Ridgeland, South Carolina  WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a…

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Connor honored with Senate Commendation

 

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Colonel William Mellard “Bill” Connor V, U.S. Army Infantry, was honored with a S.C. Senate commendation following a panel discussion by members of the SOUTH…

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Parker District earns Fire Safe South Carolina Community Designation

 

The Parker Fire Department was recently honored with a Fire Safe South Carolina Community Designation. “We are proud to have received this designation,” said Greg Farley, Parker Fire Department’s chief,…

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Greenlink to add six new electric buses to fleet

 

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded $130 million in grants to 41 recipients, including Greenlink, through its Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The Low-No grant program funds the deployment of transit buses…

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Extra measures taken to resolve issues with trash collection in Berkeley County

 

Berkeley County is working diligently with Carolina Waste to resolve issues with garbage collection for Berkeley County citizens in the franchise area (see map attached). Carolina Waste started trash collection…

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Gov. Henry McMaster invests $2.4 million in historically black colleges and universities

 

Governor McMaster announced that he is allocating $2.4 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund to the state’s eight historically black colleges and universities. Originally a recommendation from…

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Advertisement of vacancies on various boards and commissions

 

Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)…

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Gov. Henry McMaster prohibits alcohol sales at bars and restaurants after 11 PM

 

To help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 between young adults in South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the sale of alcoholic beverages in all bars and restaurants throughout…

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City of Charleston launches Citibot, text message communication tool for residents and government

 

The city of Charleston today announced its launch of Citibot, an interactive text messaging and customer service tool for civic engagement with government. With Citibot, residents and visitors of Charleston…

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Students to receive a Logos Academic and Pastoral Library at no cost

 

The tools of a carpenter include the hammer and the level. A pastor’s tools are a curated and well-stocked library. Yet, most pastors enter the ministry without the resources they…

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City of West Columbia City Council passes emergency face coverings ordinance

 

During its July 7, 2020 meeting, the City of West Columbia City Council passed an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in certain establishments in the city. The ordinance goes into effect…

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Richland County unveils grants to promote public service projects

 

Richland County has begun accepting applications for a grant program aimed at increasing access to public services. The County’s Community Development Division annually seeks to award public service grants to agencies for…

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Taiwan donates 92,000 surgical masks to the state of South Carolina

 

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta (TECO) has donated 92,000 surgical masks to support South Carolina frontline medical personnel in the fight against COVID-19.  South Carolina state government agencies worked…

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South Carolina USDA employee to serve on national committee

 

When it comes to dedication and commitment in serving rural South Carolina, Patti Walker, who works as an Area Specialist at the Aiken, South Carolina USDA Rural Development Office, is…

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SCDOR reminder: Income Tax due date is July 15

 

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds taxpayers the updated Income Tax due date is July 15, 2020. The SCDOR aligned with the IRS in March and extended the…

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Partnership brings $1 million loan relief program to aid businesses during COVID-19

 

A partnership between First Reliance Bank and The Town of Lexington has led to the creation of a $1 million dollar loan program to aid in-town businesses impacted during the…

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International manufacturer breaks ground in Richland County

 

Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a specialty chemical manufacturer of raw materials, broke ground Tuesday on its new facility in Southeast Richland. The groundbreaking marked the start of construction on…

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County Drop-Off sites closing for holiday; essential services continue

 

Richland County’s C&D Landfill, Lower Richland Drop-off Center and Clemson Road Drop-off Recycling Site will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Trash…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of S.C. President named Columbia College Board Chair

 

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina (SCFSC) announced that SCFSC President, Tom Keith, has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Columbia College. “Tom has an excellent…

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Lott appointed to executive board of national sheriff’s organization

 

By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott was elected earlier this month to serve on the executive board of the Alexandria, VA-based Major County Sheriffs of America…

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Local economic development community unites to grow region’s economy

 

Effort to focus on knowledge-based industries In preparation for an anticipated economic rebound once the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis subside, the Richland County Economic Development Office (RCEDO) has…

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Concrete Progress: Temporary delays expected on Clemson Road

 

Drivers who use Clemson Road in Northeast Richland should expect delays over the next two weeks because of road construction. Crews contracted by Richland County are paving newly created outer…

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DHEC recommends residents stay safer at home for Fourth of July

 

More and more individuals who test positive participated in group gatherings  As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recommends residents make…

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Greenville City Fire Department urges residents to celebrate safely

 

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is urging residents to stay safe when celebrating over the July 4th holiday weekend. According to Fire Marshal Tristan Johnson, fire officials strongly discourage the…

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David E. “Gene” Branham Sr. reappointed to second term on SCDOT Commission

 

David E. “Gene” Branham Sr., has been reappointed to serve a second term on the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission. Branham, of Kershaw County and representing the 5th…

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Community support boosts supplies, spirits for MUSC Health care teams and patients during pandemic 

 

Since the pandemic began in March, more than 300 people, businesses, and organizations have donated meals, equipment, supplies and personal protective equipment for MUSC Health care team members and patients.…

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