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New report highlights South Carolina’s achievements in computer science education

 

Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance, released the 2019 State of Computer Science Education report. The report shows South Carolina continues to be on the cutting edge in Computer Science policy and as a result, student participation is the fastest growing in the nation. “South Carolina is committed to ensuring that our high…

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Former South Carolina legislator and community activist Julius Murray has died

 
Julius Murray

Julius Murray a South Carolina Democrat who served in the House of Representatives and as a member of Richland County Council, died on Sunday in Columbia. He was 81. Born in Kingsville, South Carolina, Murray was a 1955 graduate of Webber High School in Lower Richland County. Julius Murray served in the United State Air…

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West Columbia receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 28th Year

 

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of West Columbia by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the 28th consecutive year. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area…

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SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond invites nominations for 2019 Angels

 

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that his office will accept nominations of charitable organizations for this year’s Angel awards. Every year, the Secretary of State honors several charitable organizations as “Angels.” Specifically, the Secretary of State considers organizations which use at least 80 percent of their contributions for charitable services, have…

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Design League and City of Columbia announce new phase of process to adopt a new city flag

 

Top flag competition designers to submit designs based on expanded guidelines. The Columbia Design League, in partnership with the Columbia City Council and Mayor Steve Benjamin, has begun an extended process for selecting a new City of Columbia flag design. City Council Resolution R-2017-010, adopted by the Columbia City Council on January 10, 2017, established…

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A needed step toward improving S.C.’s beleaguered prisons

 

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller   First, let’s acknowledge the obvious: All is not well in South Carolina’s prison system. Its troubles have been pretty well-documented over the past few years, from inmates acquiring contraband – such as cell phones, drugs and weapons – to a deadly riot last year at the Bishopville, S.C. prison.…

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Greenlink updates Google Maps with real-time information

 

Greenlink has worked with Google Maps to make using public transportation in Greenville even more convenient. Customers can get real-time bus arrival predictions with Google Maps, a popular navigation and mapping service, that now uses data provided by Greenlink. Google Maps allows individuals to customize their transit routes, view interactive maps and get walking directions…

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Evacuation orders lifted for all South Carolina counties

 

In coordination with local law enforcement and county emergency management officials, Governor Henry McMaster has lifted evacuation orders for residents in all evacuated counties, effective immediately. Those counties include: Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Horry. The governor lifted the evacuation orders for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties yesterday. The governor has also restored local schools district’s…

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Evacuation orders lifted for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties at 3:00 PM today

 

Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect for all Zones in Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry Counties In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster has lifted the evacuation orders for all residents in Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties, effective at 3:00 PM today, Thursday, September 5. At the request of local officials, evacuation orders for…

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City of Columbia Municipal Election 

 

The filing period for the November 5, 2019 Municipal Election opened on Monday, August 19, 2019 at noon and closes on Friday, September 6, 2019 at noon. The following individual(s) have filed: Anna Fonseca filed for the District 2 seat on September 4, 2019. Amadeo Geere filed for the At-Large seat on September 3, 2019.…

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