SCDOR extends income tax deadline to align with IRS

 

In response to the challenges of COVID-19 and in accordance with Executive Order 2020-12, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is moving the due date for Income Tax returns and…

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City’s Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Survey now open

 

The City of Columbia and its Office of Business Opportunities is extremely concerned about the impact of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19 pandemic on our…

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Carranza implements automatic deferment on existing SBA disaster loans through end of 2020

 

Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, will be…

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SCDOR extends Income Tax deadline to align with IRS and temporarily allows curbside sale of beer and wine by restaurants

 

In response to the challenges of COVID-19 and in accordance with Executive Order 2020-12, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is moving the due date for Income Tax returns and…

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Lexington County Emergency Operations Center moves to OPCON 2 in response to COVID-19

 

The Lexington County Emergency Operations Center is moving from Operational Condition Three to Operational Condition Two, as County officials continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on our community and…

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Gov. Henry McMaster Issues Executive Order 2020-13

 

Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-13 and the following statement: “This weekend, we saw large crowds gathered on beaches, on sandbars, and in parking lots. We are facing a dangerous and…

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City Council approves $6 million COVID-19 emergency economic stimulus package

 

By Steve Benjamin Mayor, City of Columbia As our citizens, small businesses owners, public safety and public health workers, non-profit and social service leaders struggle to overcome the economic and…

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U.S. Department of Education approves South Carolina assessment suspension waiver

 

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) have received notice that the U.S. Department of Education has approved the agency’s assessment and accountability suspension…

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Mayor Tecklenburg’s coronavirus press conference remarks, March 22

 

Today, at a 4 p.m. press conference with representatives from Charleston County, the City of North Charleston and the Town of Mount Pleasant Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg gave the following…

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State of South Carolina reports two COVID-19 related deaths

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s second and third deaths related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the state’s total number of…

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SBA approves Gov. Henry McMaster’s request for disaster assistance

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Governor Henry McMaster’s request for the agency to offer South Carolina’s small businesses with disaster assistance. Governor McMaster requested the disaster declaration in…

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Greenville Mayor takes emergency action to halt spread of COVID-19

 

Requires Restaurants, Bars to Close Dining Areas, Offer Curbside and Drive-Thru Only City of Greenville Mayor Knox White took emergency action to stop the spread of COVID-19 by requiring bars,…

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County Government Buildings to Close to Public, Nonessential Staff on Friday

 

Core operations such as trash collection, EMS won’t be affected Access to Richland County Government facilities will be restricted to essential personnel beginning Friday, March 20, in an effort to…

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County of Lexington adjusting daily operations, public no longer allowed in County facilities due to COVID-19

 

County of Lexington officials are continuing to monitor the impact that COVID-19 is having on the Lexington County community and the services the County provides to its residents and visitors.…

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City of Charleston coronavirus March 18 PM update

 

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 2, with modified operations designed to limit in-person contact. According to SC DHEC, there are now 60 positive cases of coronavirus in South…

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Columbia City Council declares curfew effective Wednesday, March 18

 

The curfew restricts travel and public gatherings citywide from 11:00 pm until 6:00 am. Columbia City Council confirms Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of Emergency declaration of a city-wide curfew (Ordinance…

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DHEC announces additional 13 cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in South Carolina

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating 13 additional cases of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. This brings the total number statewide to 60 cases in…

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SCDSS warns public of phishing scams

 

The South Carolina Department of Social Services recently learned of a possible phishing scam in an attempt to acquire personal identifying information from individuals perceived to be recipients of federal…

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Congaree National Park is modifying operations to implement latest health guidance

 

Congaree National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social…

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West Columbia Police Department modifies operations to continue to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

As the response to COVID-19 evolves, The West Columbia Police Department is committed to protecting the community against the spread of the illness. The West Columbia Police Department is following…

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Mosquito Prevention and Protection events coming up

 

What: Learn About Mosquito Prevention and Protection When: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 24 Where: Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia When: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 8 Where: Richland Library Ballentine, 1200…

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Commissioner Weathers urges calm on food supply

 

As South Carolinians come together to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers wants people to know that there is plenty of food to weather the…

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City of Charleston coronavirus March 17 PM update

 

The city of Charleston remains at OPCON 2, with modified operations designed to limit in-person contact. According to SC DHEC, there are now 47 positive cases of coronavirus in South…

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City of Charleston coronavirus March 16 PM update

 

The city of Charleston continues to operate at OPCON 2, indicating a state of modified operations intended to limit person-to-person contact. Charleston City Council met telephonically this afternoon to receive…

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South Carolina ETV reimagines mission-driven partnership with S.C. Department of Education in response to COVID-19

 

Network to modify programming three days each week beginning March 24 South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced a plan in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) to broadcast…

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Residents advised to view County Council meeting on TV or online

 

Richland County Council will meet at its regularly scheduled time Tuesday, March 17. However, because of growing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, residents are encouraged to view the…

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Council Chair Signs Emergency Disaster Declaration in Preparation for COVID-19

 

Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston has signed an emergency declaration in accordance with County ordinance to initiate specific actions to respond to COVID-19, or coronavirus. Over the past four…

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Main Street District – Here’s How You Can Help

 

From the City Center Partnership: Dear Friends, The safety and health of Main Street District workers, residents, and patrons is very important to us at City Center Partnership. We encourage everyone…

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City of Cayce issues COVID-19 Safety Precautions

 

City Provides List of Important Resources for Cayce Residents CAYCE, SC – In the City of Cayce, we pride ourselves on excellent services and communication to our citizens, our businesses and our visitors;…

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Richland Soil and Water Conservation District awards 3 mini-grants to local groups

 

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has awarded three Conservation Education Mini-Grants totaling $2,000 to support local schools’ environmental efforts this spring. With the three newly awarded grants,…

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State of South Carolina reports first COVID-19 related death

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s first death related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. “We regret to report that South Carolina has suffered…

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City of Columbia to close park facilities until further notice

 

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has announced that they will close park facilities until further notice to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our…

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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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