More SC residents now have access to SC Thrive’s rent assistance program

  August 18, 2020

SC Thrive offers immediate relief for South Carolina residents still struggling to pay rent during the Coronavirus pandemic. The organization is now accepting Rental Assistance Program applications from households that previously…

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Tax tips for emergency preparedness: securing your tax records

  August 18, 2020

With the height of South Carolina’s hurricane season approaching, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) offers tips to help you keep your tax records safe in the event of…

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DHEC data shows that wearing face masks works

  August 13, 2020

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released new data today that indicates local mask ordinances are helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. “This new data…

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Gov. Henry McMaster, local legislative leaders announce PPE investment

  August 13, 2020

Governor Funds $10 Million Worth of PPE to Safely Open Schools Gov. Henry McMaster was joined today by local legislative leaders and educators at Wateree Elementary School to announce the allocation…

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LCSO Animal Control partners with Finding Rover

  August 11, 2020

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

  August 11, 2020

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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Sheriff’s Dept. graduates first class of RCSD interns

  August 5, 2020

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

  August 4, 2020

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

  August 3, 2020

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

  August 3, 2020

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

  August 3, 2020

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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Gov. Henry McMaster takes additional action to slow virus spread

  July 29, 2020

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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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

  July 29, 2020

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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Municipal Elected Officials Institute announces 2020 Honor Roll

  July 28, 2020

​​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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City of Columbia receives 2020 Municipal Achievement Award

  July 22, 2020

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

  July 22, 2020

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

  July 20, 2020

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

  July 17, 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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Connor honored with Senate Commendation

  July 16, 2020

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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Greenlink to add six new electric buses to fleet

  July 14, 2020

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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Advertisement of vacancies on various boards and commissions

  July 13, 2020

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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Coming Soon!

  July 10, 2020

Coming Soon!

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Richland County unveils grants to promote public service projects

  July 8, 2020

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

  July 7, 2020

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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SCDOR reminder: Income Tax due date is July 15

  July 7, 2020

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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International manufacturer breaks ground in Richland County

  July 1, 2020

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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