Gov. Henry McMaster announces seventy school districts to receive $10 million in PPE for reopening

 

Superintendent Spearman and Local Education Leaders Join School Safety Announcement Gov. Henry McMaster today announced the State of South Carolina will purchase and distribute $10 million worth of personal protective equipment…

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Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. Expanding Operations in Bamberg County

 

More Than $5.5 Million Investment Will Create 35 New Jobs Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. (Phoenix Specialty), a leading supplier of custom specialty parts to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the…

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Silgan Containers expanding operations in Lancaster County

 

More Than $9.7 Million Investment Will Create 16 New Jobs Silgan Containers, a leading manufacturer of metal food packaging, announced plans to expand operations in Lancaster County. The company’s more…

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

Updated Aug 11, 2020 at 8:47 am The links provided below are updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19 Update…

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SC Ports’ Leatherman Terminal on track for 2021 opening

 

Construction of the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal is on schedule for a March 2021 opening. The opening of the container terminal will be a major accomplishment for S.C. Ports and…

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Lex Reynolds, CEO announces retirement

 

The Reynolds Company, a Greenville-based subsidiary of Itochu International, Inc, announced the retirement of Lex Reynolds, CEO, effective August 31, 2020. Neel Reynolds, currently serving as President, will replace him.…

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South Carolina Federal merges with Spartanburg City Employees Credit Union

 

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is proud to announce its completed merger with Spartanburg City Employees Credit Union following a member vote in June. The financial center located in City…

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AnMed Health announces new CEO

 

The AnMed Health Board of Trustees announced that William Kenley, FACHE, has been selected as the next Chief Executive Officer of AnMed Health following a nation-wide search. “William Kenley is…

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Gov. Henry McMaster takes additional action to slow virus spread

 

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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South Carolina announced as receipient of $15 million Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant from U.S. Department of Education

 

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) were notified that South Carolina is a receipient of  $15,049,608 in funding for the Rethink K-12…

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College of Charleston to delay start of in-person classes until September 14 

 

The College of Charleston will delay the start of in-person instruction for fall semester until Sept. 14, 2020, President Andrew Hsu announced to the university community today. Fall semester classes will still begin on the…

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MUSC ranked state’s No. 1 hospital sixth year in a row

 

U.S. News & World Report releases annual national rankings MUSC Health University Medical Center in Charleston was named by U.S. News & World Report for the sixth year in a…

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Monti, Inc. expanding operations in Greenwood County

 

$3.8 million investment will add second facility in Greenwood Monti, Inc., a leading industrial manufacturer, fabricator, powder coater, and specialized processor of electrical distribution components, announced plans to expand its…

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Cason Development Group plans mixed-use along Forest Drive

 

Cason Development Group is planning a mixed-used commercial and residential project for the corner of Forest and Brentwood drives in the City of Forest Acres. The project includes two commercial…

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UofSC charts course to increase diversity, expand research and teaching prowess

 

University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen unveiled a comprehensive new plan Thursday to firmly establish the school as one of the nation’s preeminent flagship institutions, serving the residents of…

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SC Ports remains resilient at start of FY21

 

S.C. Ports Authority finished fiscal year 2020 with relatively steady volumes compared to fiscal year 2019 despite impacts from the global pandemic. The first seven months of the fiscal year —…

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Walmart selects Dorchester County as site for new distribution center

 

$220 Million Investment Creating More Than 1,000 New Jobs Walmart has announced plans to build a $220 million distribution center in Dorchester County, near Ridgeville, South Carolina. The announcement was…

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Gov. Henry McMaster creates Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants

 

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

 

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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Dominion Energy commits $35 million to initiative supporting historically black colleges and universities, minority student scholarships

 

Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) is launching a $35 million initiative in support of African American and underrepresented minority students. This six-year program will support historically black colleges and universities in…

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Aero Precision/Kellstrom Defense establishing operations in Greenville County

 

Aero Precision/Kellstrom Defense, a leading military aviation sustainment provider, today announced plans to establish operations in Greenville County, South Carolina. The company’s $1.2 million investment will create 21 new manufacturing…

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Multimillion dollar gift from local chaplain funds new center at Charleston Southern University

 

The Rev. Rob Dewey and his wife, Kathy, recently announced their intention to provide funding to create a center for chaplaincy at Charleston Southern University. The more than $2 million…

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McCrory Construction names Allen Bridgers as next President

 

McCrory Construction, the 102-year-old general contractor headquartered in Columbia, SC, announced Friday, July 10th it has appointed Allen Bridgers as President of the company. Bridgers will support Chief Executive Officer,…

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“Topping Out” ceremony marks major milestone for International African American Museum

 

The construction of the International African American Museum is progressing as planned, despite the global presence of COVID-19. This marks an important milestone in the museum’s journey, as major donors,…

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Former S.C. Department of Revenue Director joins Nexsen Pruet

 

Ray Stevens becomes the 3rd former revenue director to join firm’s state & local tax team. Former Director of the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR), Ray Stevens has joined the Nexsen Pruet…

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Google announces three new tech skill certificates on Coursera

 

Select Certificate Program Graduates will Receive Apprenticeships at Google Google.org Supporting Initiative with $10 Million in Job Training Grants to Nonprofits  Google announced three new Google Career Certificates in high-growth,…

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Gov. Henry McMaster prohibits alcohol sales at bars and restaurants after 11 PM

 

To help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 between young adults in South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that the sale of alcoholic beverages in all bars and restaurants throughout…

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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation announces historic expansion in Lexington County

 

One of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country, headquartered in Lexington County, announced several major expansion and investment projects. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation plans a new $215 million investment in…

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SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health announces new Executive Director

 

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) announced the appointment of Maya Pack as its new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2020. IMPH is an independent, nonpartisan,…

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Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. announces Steve Peterson as President and CEO

 

Frank P. Tourville, Sr., Founder and Chairman of the Board of Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. announced on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 that Steve Peterson, President of Zeus, assumed the role…

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The Simpson Organization unveils $65 million mixed-use development in Cayce

 

Atlanta-based The Simpson Organization, Inc. announced today it has purchased 36 acres of Dominion Energy’s 260-acre Otarre Pointe, a prime development corridor in Lexington County at the intersection of I-77…

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Taiwan donates 92,000 surgical masks to the state of South Carolina

 

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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United Community Bank welcomes Bob Brown as Chief Information Security Officer

 

United Community Bank has announced the addition of Bob Brown as Chief Information Security Officer. Bob, who has more than two decades of experience managing business technologies, will now work…

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Columbia Fireflies lose 2020 baseball season

 

​Fireflies 5th season delayed until 2021 as MLB devides to not provide players for MiLB teams ​Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced that there would not be a 2020 season. This…

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Charleston City Council approves ordinance requiring face coverings

 

At their meeting this evening, Charleston City Council approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public areas throughout the city of Charleston to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19,…

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1,291 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in South Carolina

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 1,291 new confirmed cases and 12 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 10 additional confirmed deaths. There are currently 832 hospital…

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Bon Secours celebrates expansion of Carolina Women’s Health

 

New location to open in Simpsonville on July 13 Bon Secours St. Francis Health System plans to expand its Carolina Women’s Health practice by opening a new location at 210…

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Workforce Logiq’s ENGAGE Talent recognized as SC Launch Company of the Year

 

Charleston-based predictive analytics and AI software company selected for its impact and excellence in enabling better, more confident, and data-driven talent decisions CHARLESTON, SC – ENGAGE Talent, a portfolio company…

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City of Columbia passes ordinance concerning face coverings

 

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020 the City of Columbia passed a city-wide ordinance concerning the use of face coverings in restaurants, retail stores, salons, grocery stores and pharmacies. The Five…

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Nephron, UofSC work together to expand COVID-19 testing for Gamecock students, faculty, staff

 

Robotic Liquid Handler, Donated by Kennedys, Increases University’s Daily Test Capacity Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation and the University of South Carolina are working together to expand COVID-19 testing for the Gamecock…

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DHEC warns of increased cases of COVID-19 in youth and young adults, latest COVID-19 update

 

South Carolinians under the age of 30 are testing positive for COVID-19 in increasing numbers the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today. As of today, 4,160 of…

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South Carolina ETV to honor 11 women leaders in second year of ‘Women Vision SC’ initiative

 

South Carolina ETV (SCETV) announced the return of its “Women Vision SC” initiative, which is recognizing 11 women leaders from across the state in a television program airing July 2…

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Arkonik Ltd. selects Charleston for its North American headquarters

 

Charleston has topped the lists of global, luxury travel magazines as the Best U.S. City for the past 10 years. This discerning visitor demand makes this community attractive as a…

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South Carolina begins reporting probable cases and deaths

 

This week, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is beginning to report probable cases and probable deaths in regard to COVID-19. This makes South Carolina the 23rd state…

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Mother Emanuel’s legacy of hope five years later

 

Five years ago, on June 17, 2015, the Holy City was forever changed. What started with a Bible study in the basement of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church on…

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Greenville County adding first major Class A business park in over a decade

 

The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing quality of life in Greenville County by facilitating job growth and investment, announced a positive economic outlook accented by…

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Ross Stores, Inc. expanding distribution operations in York County

 

$68 Million Investment to Create 700 New Jobs Ross Stores, Inc. (Ross), a leading off-price apparel and home fashion company in the United States, plans to expand its distribution and…

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Graham announces $34.6 million grant to support Carolina Panthers development

 

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) announced the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) received a nearly $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. SCDOT will construct a…

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Clemson Trustees approve Honors College name change

 

The Clemson University Board of Trustees  approved changing the name of the University’s Honors College to the Clemson University Honors College, effective immediately. The college has been named the Calhoun…

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