Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

  October 22, 2020

Updated Oct 22, 2020 at 10:45 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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Low-cost carrier to begin service at CAE this December

  October 20, 2020

Silver Airways has announced they would begin service out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Thursday, December 17, 2020. The low-cost carrier, offering fares as low as $49 one way for the…

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Science and engineering firm SynTerra acquires Duncklee & Dunham

  October 18, 2020

SynTerra Corporation, a science and engineering firm, announced that it has acquired Duncklee & Dunham of Cary, NC. The acquisition gives SynTerra its ninth office across five Southeastern states and…

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Trident Tech awarded $1.9 million grant to promote STEM pathways

  October 13, 2020

The Department of Defense has awarded Trident Technical College $1.9 million to implement the Building Outreach Opportunities to Motivate and Inspire the Next Generation in STEM (BOOMING in STEM) initiative…

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South Carolina Department of Education funds over $33 million in protective equipment and supplies for all school districts

  October 13, 2020

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced today at River Springs Elementary School that the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) will purchase and distribute over $33 million worth of…

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Biggest ship to ever visit East Coast calling on SC Ports

  September 22, 2020

The biggest container ship to ever call the U.S. East Coast — the 15,072-TEU CMA CGM Brazil — is expected to sail into Charleston Harbor on Sunday. The CMA CGM…

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Southern First Bank announces new headquarters to be built in Greenville

  September 11, 2020

Southern First Bank (NASDAQ: SFST), the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina, has announced plans to build a new corporate headquarters in Greenville, SC. The new headquarters, situated at the…

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Upstate Forever receives $75,000 from Hollingsworth Funds

  September 8, 2020

Hollingsworth Funds has awarded Upstate Forever a grant for $75,000 to work with community leaders, residents, and stakeholders to advance progressive land use policies that address our community’s most pressing…

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Agriculture Technology Campus establishing 1,000-acre operation in Hampton County

  September 3, 2020

Combined $314 million investment to create more than 1,500 jobs  Agriculture Technology Campus, a joint venture project between Mastronardi, Clear Water Farms, LiDestri Food and Drink (LiDestri) and GEM Opportunity…

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Welcome to the BUZZ!

  September 2, 2020

I’m so excited to bring you the first edition of the eNewsletter for the LaurensCountyBUZZ. The BUZZ was created to provide a single source for all things Laurens County.  It’s…

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

  September 1, 2020

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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Hayne Hipp, Founder of the Liberty Fellowship

  September 1, 2020

 By Alan Cooper This article was originally published on our sites in 2010. UpstateBizSC: What is your professional background? Hayne Hipp: For 26 years, I was CEO of Liberty Corporation,…

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Santee Cooper, Westinghouse finalize settlement

  August 31, 2020

Santee Cooper to begin equipment sales immediately Santee Cooper and Westinghouse Electric Co. finalized terms of a settlement over ownership of equipment associated with the V.C. Summer project, giving Santee…

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South Carolina has lost a hero

  August 28, 2020

William Hayne Hipp, 80, of Greenville, S.C. passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Hayne was born in Greenville on March 11, 1940, to the late Francis Moffett and Mary…

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SC Launch, Inc. portfolio company EnviroMix acquired by GEF Capital Partners

  August 27, 2020

The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), a public, non-profit corporation fueling South Carolina’s innovation economy, announced that GEF Capital Partners (“GEF Capital”), a private equity fund making investments in companies…

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Duck Creek Technologies goes public

  August 26, 2020

Duck Creek Technologies, Inc., a provider of SaaS-delivered enterprise software to the property and casualty  insurance industry, announced on August 13 the pricing of its initial public offering of 15,000,000…

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Bill Hall, Founder of Halls Chophouse, passes on

  August 20, 2020

We were sad to hear of the passing of Bill Hall on August 19th. He was a titan of the restaurant industry and we appreciate the role his restaurants play…

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Sweetgrass Inn to open at Wild Dunes Resort in spring 2021

  August 18, 2020

Lowe, the developer behind Isle of Palms’ Wild Dunes Resort and The Cooper in downtown Charleston, formally announced the name and details of the newest hotel currently under construction at…

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KRA Operations, LLC establishing operations in Newberry County

  August 18, 2020

$11.5 Million Investment to Create 57 New Jobs KRA Operations, LLC, a subsidiary of South Korean-based Kirin Precision Co., Ltd, is establishing its first U.S. operations in Newberry County. The…

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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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Phoenix Specialty Mfg. Co. expanding operations in Bamberg County

  August 11, 2020

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

  August 11, 2020

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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SC Ports’ Leatherman Terminal on track for 2021 opening

  August 6, 2020

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

  August 5, 2020

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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AnMed Health announces new CEO

  August 3, 2020

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

  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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