Comment on infill development

 

In August 2014, City Council adopted a series of development standards and guidelines to address an upsurge in new residential construction, renovations and additions taking place in several established neighborhoods…

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City seeking public input on residential infill development

 

In August 2014, City Council adopted a series of development standards and guidelines to address an upsurge in new residential construction, renovations and additions taking place in several established neighborhoods in…

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Public invited to virtual open house for GVL2040

 

The City of Greenville is hosting its fourth open house for GVL2040, the City’s comprehensive planning process, June 15 – 19. Unlike the previous three open house events, the fourth…

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One week left for public comment on U.S. Army Corps Coastal Flood Risk Management Study

 

The initial public review period for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District’s Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study will close on Friday, June 19, 2020. Citizens are encouraged…

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Berkeley County Council appoints new Clerk to Council

 

Berkeley County Council has appointed Suzanne Burckhalter as the new Berkeley County Clerk to Council. Burckhalter’s appointment was made official at the Council meeting on May 26 (video HERE). Her first…

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County office offers no-touch thermometers to businesses

 

As part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Richland County’s Economic Development Office is distributing medical devices to businesses for screening employees. The devices, non-contact infrared thermometers (NCITs),…

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Gov. Henry McMaster declares new State of Emergency, lifts restrictions on bowling alleys, retail capacity restraints

 

AccelerateSC Provides Extensive Guidelines on Re-Openings Governor Henry McMaster has issued Executive Order 2020-40, which declares a new state of emergency, allows bowling alleys to open immediately, and lifts restrictions…

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City of Charleston to participate in annual summer Food Service Program

 

This year, the city of Charleston is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides children and teens under 18 years of age with free, nutritious…

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Register of Deeds Office announces limited reopening

 

Richland County’s Register of Deeds Office will reopen by appointment only beginning Monday, June 15. In addition to making appointments, members of the public are strongly encouraged to wear face…

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County Administration Building reopened to general public, County operating under adjusted schedule

 

County of Lexington officials have reopened portions of the County’s Administration building to the general public and are continuing to monitor the impact that COVID-19 is having on the Lexington…

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Gov. Henry McMaster releases proposal for CARES Act funds

 

Governor Henry McMaster today released his recommendations to the South Carolina General Assembly for how the state’s share of federal CARES Act funds should be invested. The governor’s proposal comes…

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West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market is back

 

The City of West Columbia’s Meeting Street Artisan Market will be open every Saturday, from 9 AM – 1 PM, every Saturday, beginning June 13, 2020, at the Interactive Art…

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The protests have exposed the flaws that we Americans must keep working to repair

 

By U.S. Rep. James Clyburn   In my memoir “Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black,” I share a philosophy I developed as a student protester on the campus of South…

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City of Charleston Municipal Court reopened Monday, June 8 2020

 

The city of Charleston Municipal Court will return to its regular schedule of conducting traffic and criminal bench trials on Monday, June 8, 2020. No jury trial cases are being…

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Citizens encouraged to report damage

 

City of Charleston staff have been actively working to identify and evaluate damage that occurred on Saturday night. Citizens and business owners are encouraged to continue to report damage at:…

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City of Charleston waives building permit fees related to May 30 damage

 

At their emergency meeting this morning, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and members of City Council voted to waive all fees for building repairs related to property damage incurred by property…

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Joint statement on need to continue to practice social distancing and proper use of face masks in South Carolina

 

In the best interest of the health of all South Carolinians, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA), S.C. Medical Association (SCMA) and S.C.…

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Roadwork on Alexander Road, in West Columbia, will impact traffic flow for improvements to Riverwalk parking

 

The City of West Columbia is creating additional parking for the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater and Park along Alexander Road. Roadwork will impact traffic along Alexander Road beginning today through…

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Drop off electronics, other recyclables for Richland Recycles Day – June 27

 

Richland County residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted household items at the free Richland Recycles Day event, set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Residents should enter Gate…

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SC DHEC: SC Cases by County & ZIP Code (COVID-19)

 

The latest confirmed and estimated COVID-19 cases by ZIP code are available here as an interactive display. The estimated cases represent possible cases based on evidence that for every known…

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City’s Parks and Recreation re-opening plan (PHASE 3 now in effect)

 

In an effort to provide citizens with directions regarding re-opening, the City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced that they will re-open their parks and amenities in phases…

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Public Can Weigh in on Flood Mitigation Funding

 

Residents can give input on how millions in Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding will be used in Richland County at a virtual meeting Friday, June 5. Richland County will…

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BIGPAC announces 2020 Primary endorsements

 

Business community endorses 10 business champions The Business and Industry in Greenville Political Action Committee (BIGPAC) endorsed 10 Upstate candidates today for the June 12th Primary Election. “The incumbents have a…

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West Columbia city parks open to the public

 

The City of West Columbia has opened all city-maintained parks and playgrounds after being closed due to the pandemic. Social distancing measures are required while frequenting the facilities. The list…

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USDA highlights programs to support rural housing

 

Department Promotes Resources and Opportunities to Help Rural Residents U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s…

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SC Fund for Children gives Jerry Carter endorsement in District Three

 

The South Carolina Fund for Children and Public Education has endorsed Jerry Carter for the Republican nomination for the Third District State House seat. Carter has made education one of…

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Planning Commission to hold virtual meeting – June 1

 

Residents urged to email comments by noon Monday The Richland County Planning Commission will hold a virtual meeting Monday, June 1. Residents may participate by submitting comments on proposed zoning…

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Curbside collection of bulk items to resume

 

Residents again can make appointments to schedule curbside pickup of old furniture, appliances and other large objects as Richland County resumes collection of bulk items Wednesday, June 3. Bulk item…

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Statement from Sheriff Leon Lott regarding the death of George Floyd in Minnesota

 

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said the actions of law enforcement officers in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, were “utterly inexcusable.” According to Sheriff Lott: “It is…

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Advancing elder abuse awareness

 

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott promotes Elder Abuse Awareness Month By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is reminding all citizens of Richland County that June is…

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RIA approves grants for enhancing water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure

 

More than $14.5 million in grant funding awarded across South Carolina   The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved grant assistance for 34 projects, totaling more than $14.5 million, to…

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SCDOT releases initial COVID-19 financial impact projections

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has released its initial projections of the financial impact of COVID-19, indicating a decrease in agency revenues based on expected reductions in gas…

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City of West Columbia hosts mask pickup at City Hall

 

The City of West Columbia hosted a mask pickup for local law enforcement agencies and chambers of commerce for the region, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the West Columbia…

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City of Charleston summer day camps to begin June 15

 

In consultation with area medical professionals, city of Charleston summer day camps provided by the Recreation Department are scheduled to begin on June 15th and run from 9 a.m. to…

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SC Housing authorizes $5 million for COVID-19 rental assistance

 

SC Housing will provide approximately $5 million in emergency rental assistance to South Carolinians facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. The program will provide emergency…

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City of Columbia launches channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV

 

In an effort to provide more access to City of Columbia information, the City of Columbia’s Public Relations, Media & Marketing Department has launched channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. As video…

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Mayors Tecklenburg and Haynie announce cancellation of 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run

 

Today, Mayors John Tecklenburg and Will Haynie released the following statement announcing that the 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run would not move forward: “Given the current circumstances related to COVID-19,…

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Gov. Henry McMaster lifts restrictions on attractions effective Friday, May 22

 

Governor Also Lifts Restrictions on Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Effective May 30 Governor Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday,…

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National Public Works Week celebrates essential service providers

 

At its meeting Tuesday, May 19, Richland County Council recognized National Public Works Week, honoring the work of essential service providers in local government. The 60th annual campaign, which runs through…

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Council approves scaling back transportation projects

 

Virtual town hall Thursday will give update on Penny program’s progress Richland County Transportation will scale down several remaining road projects in order to complete a portion of all projects…

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Gov. Henry McMaster signs continuing resolution, issues signing statement urging swift action

 

Gov. McMaster: “Much more must be done – now.” Governor Henry McMaster today signed H. 3411 into law. The bill, also called a continuing resolution, provides for the continued and uninterrupted…

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National EMS Week recognizes Work of Community Heroes

 

“Thank … EMTs and paramedics. … They work hard serving our citizens and visitors every day.” This year’s celebration of National EMS Week takes on additional importance as Richland County’s…

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Berkeley County eligible for FEMA aid following April storms

 

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended its disaster declaration for the April 13 severe storm to make residents in Barnwell and Berkeley…

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Majority Whip Clyburn supports Heroes Act and urges Senate vote

 

U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today issued the following statement on House passage of the Heroes Act: “There is an urgent need for Congress to continue our response…

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Several free COVID-19 mobile testing clinics begin

 

As a reminder, several free COVID-19 mobile testing clinics will begin in Columbia and North Charleston.These mobile clinics allow residents to get tested for free in order for them to…

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Richland County to host virtual Transportation meeting – May 21

 

Richland County Councilman Calvin “Chip” Jackson is partnering with the County’s Transportation department to hold a virtual meeting on the Penny Program on Thursday, May 21. The meeting aims to…

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Columbia City Council passes resolution to request US Congress to implement an Emergency Rental Assistance Program

 

During the May 12 City Council meeting, Columbia City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging the United States Congress to implement an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help citizens struggling…

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Landowners can apply for agricultural use special valuation online

 

Agricultural use applications are now available online through the Richland County Assessor’s Office. Landowners who use their property for bona fide agriculture purposes can apply for a special valuation to…

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Lt. Governor Pamela S. Evette, S.C. Leaders launch #CountMeIn campaign to highlight importance of 2020 Census

 

As chair of the South Carolina Governor’s Complete Count Commission, Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette has launched the #CountMeIn video campaign, highlighting the importance of every South Carolinian participating in the…

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Berkeley County conducts field inspections for stormwater data collection

 

Scheduled May 18 through August 31, 2020 Field inspections for stormwater data collection will be conducted at properties across the County as part of the routine inventory. The work will…

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