DHEC announces additional nine cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in South Carolina

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating nine additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of cases statewide to 28.…

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City of Greenville to modify operations amid COVID-19 pandemic

 

Essential operations including Police, Fire, Court and Public Works to continue The City of Greenville will modify services through Tuesday, March 31, to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread…

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South Carolina medical and nursing boards to issue emergency licenses

 

The SC Board of Medical Examiners and the SC Board of Nursing have procedures in place to temporarily license individuals in times of an emergency. “This is another great tool…

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Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus in Charleston

 

This is a living document that will be updated as needed on the city’s website, here: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=805. The answers below reflect the best information currently available to city leaders. What…

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City of Charleston coronavirus preparations as of March 10, 2020

 

City of Charleston Emergency Management Director Shannon Scaff will address Charleston City Council tonight to provide an update on the city’s coronavirus preparations. Among the steps he’ll be discussing are…

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The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments to partner with Town of Harleyville on comprehensive plan visioning session

 

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) will partner with the Town of Harleyville to host a comprehensive plan visioning session Thursday, March 26th, at the Harleyville Community Center. During the session, which will…

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Gov. Henry McMaster requests surplus funds be made immediately available to SCDHEC for COVID-19 response

 

Governor Pens Letter to House and Senate Leadership Governor Henry McMaster today requested that the South Carolina General Assembly pass a joint resolution for the purpose of making $45 million…

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsors announce cancelations due to Coronavirus

 

In phone calls with Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg this morning, the sponsors of both St. Patrick’s Day parades scheduled to take place in the city of Charleston on Tuesday, March…

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Richland County presents plan for COVID-19 Response

 

Richland County Government released a multiphase plan aligned with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday to maintain essential services in preparation for a potential…

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Speaker responds as House passes state budget

 

House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after the House passed their 2020-2021 appropriations bill Wednesday morning: “This year’s budget process was a huge success, due in…

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South Carolina State University President Clark elected board chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

 

South Carolina State University (SCSU) President James E. Clark has been elected chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors. Clark began his one-year term on January 1, 2020.…

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RCSD captain’s destiny from tragedy

 

By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   COLUMBIA, S.C. – On the morning of Feb. 21, 1974, Kershaw County Deputy Ernest Christian Potter III was shot and killed by hitchhiker Theodore…

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County of Lexington receives best-ever bond rating in County’s history

 

For the first time in the organization’s history, the County of Lexington received its best-ever bond rating after an in-depth analysis was conducted of the County’s financial health. Moody’s Investor…

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Columbia City Council temporarily suspend normal operating procedures of City Council Meetings as COVID-19 precautionary measure

 

In the interest of public health, Mayor Steve Benjamin and the City of Columbia City Council have unanimously passed an emergency ordinance to suspend normal operating procedures of City Council…

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Emerging novel coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

The links provided below will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates.   DHEC is closely monitoring a rapidly emerging outbreak of the novel coronavirus…

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GVL2040 team completes exploration of growth options

 

The project team concluded the third phase of GVL2040, which focused on how Greenville might grow and change over the next two decades, with an open house event at the…

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Greenville City Council approves funding for construction of Unity Park

 

Park Plan Includes Two Additional Pedestrian Bridges, Full River Restoration Greenville City Council gave initial approval to a $38 million budget proposal to construct Unity Park. The 60-acre park on…

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Litter Cleanup aims to eautify Jackson Creek, highlight bag ordinance

 

Richland County Government staff is partnering with the Gills Creek Watershed Association to hold a litter sweep along Jackson Creek in Northeast Richland. The cleanup is part of efforts by…

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Brittlebank upgrades to begin March 9

 

The Brittlebank Park Pier will be closed from March 9 to March 20 for the first phase of work to replace the pier’s framing and decking. As part of the…

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RCSD partners with Prisma in firearms-safety effort

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) and Prisma Health have partnered with PROJECT CHILDSAFE, a national firearms-safety education program, to offer firearms safety and ‘Stop the Bleed’…

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Richland County prepares response to coronavirus threat

 

This information is changing rapidly. Please see the links below for updated information from the CDC and Richland County in response to the coronavirus threat. Information from the CDC on…

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Registration open for city’s summer camps program

 

Teen, Art, Sports & Weekly Camps Offered for Children Registration for the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Camps Program, which includes weekly camps and a variety of specialty camps,…

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City of Charleston takes precautionary steps regarding coronavirus

 

To date, no cases of coronavirus have been detected in the state of South Carolina or any of the immediately surrounding states. However, as a precautionary measure, today Mayor John…

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Celebration of ‘SBDC Day’ set for March 18, 2020

 

Businesses have always celebrated ribbon cuttings, grand openings and company anniversaries, and for the fourth year they’ll be able to celebrate the organization that helps them turn their dreams into…

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City Manager’s Spotlight – March 2020

 

By Teresa Wilson, City Manager, City of Columbia The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City of Columbia in an effort to keep citizens informed…

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SCDOT to hold two public information meetings for proposed I-526 Lowcountry Corridor EAST Study

 

SCDOT Officials and Project team to introduce EAST study and goals The South Carolina Department of Transportation will host public information meetings in March regarding the I-526 Lowcountry Corridor (I-526…

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Greenville launches search for new police chief

 

The City of Greenville is launching a nationwide search for its new police chief. The City is seeking a seasoned law enforcement leader who is inclusive, results-oriented and can build…

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Richland County seeks neighborhoods’ help marking storm drains

 

Richland County Stormwater Management, in partnership with Columbia Water, is asking residents for help with marking storm drains in 20 neighborhoods in 2020. The project is part of the County’s…

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Richland County seeks neighborhoods’ help marking storm drains

 

Richland County Stormwater Management, in partnership with Columbia Water, is asking residents for help with marking storm drains in 20 neighborhoods in 2020. The project is part of the County’s…

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Proposal to discontinue paper punch passes on GTA board agenda

 

Greenlink’s proposal to discontinue paper 20-ride punch passes will be discussed at the Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) board meeting tomorrow, February 27, at 12:30 p.m. at the Greenlink Transit Center…

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City of Columbia Community Development public meetings

 

The City of Columbia Community Development Department will be hosting public forums and public meetings, and your input is vital as we plan for the future.  Community Development is required,…

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Richland County 2020 OSBO Business Academy: Understanding Business Taxes – March 10

 

What: Richland County 2020 OSBO Business Academy: Understanding Business Taxes If you are an employer or small-business owner, tax season is no time to be blindsided by business taxes. Ed Watson…

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Clerk of Court Issues Statement on Family Court Schedule

 

Following is a statement from Richland County Clerk of Court Jeanette W. McBride: “Due to flooding, Richland County Family Court is temporarily operating on a limited basis. There is no…

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Statehouse Update – February 24, 2020

 

The following is courtesy of Public Education Partners based in Greenville. They publish a bimonthly primer on all the policy action at the Statehouse. Bills We’re Watching The Santee Cooper…

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Conservative leader, Brenda Stewart, announces run for Laurens County Council, District 7 seat

 

Long-time Clinton resident, Brenda Stewart has announced that she will run for Laurens County Council, District 7 seat in this year’s election. Stewart is a well-known community leader and life-long…

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Kline Property receives commercial development incentive approval

 

Hotels, retail, office and structured parking planned for key downtown intersection With final approval granted by Richland County Council during their February 18th meeting, the former Kline Iron & Steel…

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Richland County, City of Columbia OK redeveloping former Kline Steel Site

 

Hotel, retail, office space and structured parking planned for key downtown intersection  A joint initiative by Richland County and the City of Columbia continues to pave the way for economic…

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Riverfront Park closing due to maintenance

 

The City of Columbia’s Parks and Recreation Department announced Riverfront Park will be closed on weekdays beginning Tuesday, February 25th for two weeks.  This affects both Riverfront North and Riverfront South…

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National Cybersecurity Legal Institute focuses on ransomware

 

On March 5, the University of South Carolina School of Law will host the 2nd annual National Cybersecurity Legal Institute in Columbia, SC. In partnership with the FBI, the School…

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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) Seeking to fill two (2) vacancies. The purpose…

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Health Policy Fellows recognized by SC Institute of Medicine & Public Health

 

Members of the South Carolina General Assembly have been recognized as the newest class of Health Policy Fellows by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH). The…

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Repairs to shade structures at Waterfront Park begin

 

The City of Charleston has contracted with IPW to perform repairs on the three shade structures on the pier at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Waterfront Park. The pier will remain…

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DHEC study shows S.C. schools can take steps to reduce amounts of waste generated each day

 

More than half of the waste schools send to landfills could be prevented, according to a school waste study released today by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control…

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City of Columbia Community Development Public Meetings

 

The City of Columbia Community Development Department will be hosting public forums and public meetings, and your input is vital as we plan for the future. Community Development is required,…

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Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Department of Administration’s Santee Cooper Report

 

Governor Henry McMaster released the following statement on the Department of Administration’s report on Santee Cooper, which the Department was directed to complete by Act 95 of 2019: “The interests…

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Fiscal and economic expert talks about the national Debt at Presbyterian College

 

Fiscal and economic expert Romina Boccia considered three big questions during her recent lecture at Presbyterian College. She asked, “Does the nation’s fiscal situation look good or bad? What does…

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What to do if you receive a notice from the SCDOR

 

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) sends thousands of notices each year, particularly during or after tax season to help process a return or to collect taxes owed. If…

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Graham announces $20 million grant for Charleston Port improvement

 

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) will receive a nearly $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding is for…

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