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Clemson rises in national rankings of America’s best architecture and design schools

 

The School of Architecture at Clemson University has been named one of “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools” by DesignIntelligence. In addition, three Clemson faculty members were named among only 29 architecture professors nationwide as the “Most Admired Educators”: Kate Schwennsen, professor and director of the School of Architecture; David Allison, Alumni Distinguished Professor and director of…

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MPA Strategies’ Leah Johnson Awarded National Education Certification

 

The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) has appointed Leah Johnson as a Certified Education Administrator (CEA). The ASHA CEA is charged with overseeing the ASHA Approved CE Provider’s continuing education program and is the identifiable and continuous authority designated to ensure that the organization is in compliance with all ASHA Continuing Education Board (CEB) requirements. These…

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Rebuild Upstate received $7,500 from the Countybank Foundation

 

The Countybank Foundation recently made a major donation of volunteer time and funds to Rebuild Upstate. Countybank and Greenwood Capital employees did a blitz repair of three houses in Anderson, Greenville, and Greer on the weekend of October 5, 2019, that accounted for a $7,500 donation and 248 hours of service. “Putting people first is…

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2019 Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo Begins Friday

 

Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo, the Greenville Zoo’s signature Halloween event, takes place October 18-20 & 25-27. Event hours are 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free for Member Adults (age 15+), $8 for Member Trick-or-Treaters, $6 for Non-member Adults and…

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How to Become an ExPat Entrepreneur: A Primer for How to Start a Business in the Upstate

 

Calling all expats! Were you a business owner in your home country? Wondering how to build a business here? World Affairs Council Upstate and the Kim & Lahey Law Firm present a morning session on Friday, October 18, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the offices of Montgomery & Associates, CPAs, 101 Roper Creek Drive,…

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NAI Columbia assists RenCo Properties in the purchase of 3105 Devine Street

 

NAI Columbia’s Peyton Bryant and Ryan Causey represented the buyer, RenCo Properties, in the purchase of the building located at 3105 Devine Street in Columbia. The new owners plan to perform a full renovation of the main building on the property for the future home of Kali Render’s State Farm Agency. An additional rear building…

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Join the movement, make an impact on October 22 with On The Table powered by Central Carolina Community Foundation

 

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, residents from Richland and Lexington counties are encouraged to participate in the second annual On the Table, a one-day opportunity to gather around a table, share a meal, and discuss what’s great about our community and how we can make it even better — more sustainable, just, safe, strong and vibrant.…

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Lowcountry manufacturers celebrated for giving back at LMC annual event

 

Manufacturers have pledged more than $10 million dollars to local philanthropic efforts Lowcountry manufacturers have awarded or pledged more than $10,000,000 to local and regional charities, non-profit organizations and educational institutions in recent years. These manufacturers, who made giving back to their local communities a priority for their businesses, were tonight celebrated at the Lowcountry…

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Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative welcomes Phyllis Martin as new CEO

 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, a non-profit organization focused on improving education in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, is announcing the appointment of Phyllis Martin as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Martin joins TCCC after three years as the vice president of Community Impact for the United Way of Northeastern Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.…

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Palmetto Goodwill Celebrates 40 Years of Putting People to Work

 

On October 16, 2019 Palmetto Goodwill celebrated 40 years of service to coastal South Carolina. When Palmetto Goodwill opened its doors in 1979 with 6 employees and a $90,000 budget, nobody envisioned the immense impact it would have 40 years later, providing training, employment and community services to over 400,000 people and placing 19,157 into…

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Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA names Tobias Waldeck vice president and head of Daimler Truck Financial

 

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, a leading automotive financial services provider, announced the appointment of Tobias Waldeck as vice president of the company’s business unit, Daimler Truck Financial. Daimler Truck Financial provides innovative and flexible financial and insurance services for fleet owners, owner/operators, municipal, vocational customers and dealers for the Daimler Trucks North America commercial…

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First Community Corporation announces third quarter results and cash dividend third quarter highlights

 

Highlights Net income of $2.898 million. Diluted EPS of $0.39 per common share. Net loan growth of $8.4 million during the quarter, an annualized growth rate of 4.6%. Pure deposit growth, including customer cash management accounts, of $12.9 million during the quarter, a 6.3% annualized growth rate. Mortgage unit had a record quarter in production…

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MUSC earns 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award; Named Diversity Champion for second consecutive year

 

Recently, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) was recognized with two prestigious national diversity honors. MUSC was one of only 43 institutions across the United States to be named a 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher…

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Advanced Technology company expands operations in Richland County

 

REI Automation, a Columbia-based company that designs and builds robotics, assembly lines and special-purpose machines for the automotive, medical, nuclear, electronics and consumer goods markets, is expanding its operations in Richland County. The company’s $3 million investment is projected to create 35 new jobs. Founded in 1990, REI is celebrating nearly 30 years in business…

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2019 Excellence in Mathematics Teaching winners announced

 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s Math Pathways Project Team announced the winners of the “2019 Excellence in Mathematics Teaching” awards at a dinner celebration on Monday, October 14 at Charleston Southern University. To honor mathematics teachers and administrators who are working tirelessly to train the area’s future work force, TCCC’s Math Pathways Project Team recognized…

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International African American Museum announces groundbreaking

 

Illuminating the African American Journey The International African American Museum (IAAM) announced its public Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held Friday, October 25 at 10:00. The theme for the occasion is “Illuminating the African American Journey.” “For almost twenty years, more than one thousand individuals, corporations and foundations have been working to bring the museum into…

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21st annual Christmas at PC this December, Tickets now on sale

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 21 st annual Christmas at PC, presented by the Presbyterian College Department of Music. This year’s program, “The Gift for All Mankind,” will be held on Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., and Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. in Belk Auditorium. Tickets are $12 and are available online. “The…

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South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics to host open house for prospective students

 

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is hosting a Preview Day for prospective high school sophomores and their families on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550. This open house event will provide prospective students and parents with a chance to meet faculty, staff…

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Dr. Warren Cook receives lifetime achievement award

 

The South Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (SCACDA) presented Dr. Warren Cook, director of choral activities at Bob Jones University, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fall Conference held at Charleston Southern University on Oct. 11. Cook earned both his BS in music education and MA in sacred music from BJU.…

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Road widening alters access points from North Main

 

Two roads will lose direct access to North Main Street as part of a road-widening project. Beginning Wednesday, contractors will permanently close North Main Street access from Lamar Street and Fern Avenue. The project by the Richland County Transportation Penny Program involves constructing a new traffic pattern at the nearby intersection of North Main and…

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Five Points grieves the loss of Colonel Jack Van Loan

 

Five Points grieves the loss of Colonel Jack Van Loan USAF retired, a former association president and board member emeritus.  A patriotic and selfless Vietnam POW returnee, Col. Van Loan brought his ‘survive and thrive‘ personal ethos to his role as a civic leader here in Columbia and Five Points in particular. We in the…

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Terminix named one of the best places to work in South Carolina

 

Terminix Service, Inc., the largest pest control company in the Palmetto State, has been named one of the Best Places To Work in South Carolina for the sixth year in a row by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, SC Biz News and the Best Companies Group. The survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize,…

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Richland County to improve drainage on Rabbit Run Road

 

Road will temporarily close to through traffic during construction Motorists and pedestrians traveling along Rabbit Run Road will need to find alternate routes starting in early November, when the roadway closes for about two months for a drainage construction project. As part of the Southeast Richland Neighborhood Improvements Project (SERN), Rabbit Run Road will close…

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Rebuild Upstate hires new Community Engagement Specialist

 

Abby Watson has relocated her passion for answering the needs of the local community to Greenville through her new position with Rebuild Upstate. As Rebuild Upstate’s Community Engagement Specialist, Watson brings a knowledgeable background in non-profits as well as a bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications from Florida Southern College. With a minor in…

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Fluor Foundation scholarships help Quick Jobs students

 

The Fluor Foundation recently donated $25,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to be used as scholarship assistance for students participating in the Quick Jobs with a Future program. The Quick Jobs program at Greenville Technical College provides intensive, job specific training that prepares a student for entry into career fields with current openings in the…

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Charleston City Paper under new ownership

 

Local publishing team to keep America’s “best weekly newspaper” strong The Charleston City Paper, the Lowcountry’s alternative newspaper read by more than 110,000 people every week, has a new ownership team committed to its legacy of publishing vibrant, incisive local news and information. “We’ve got the best audience in America,” said outgoing publisher Noel Mermer. …

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F&ME Consultants welcomes Madison Devine, EIT

 

F&ME Consultants, Inc. (FME) announced the addition of our new team member, Madison DeVine, EIT. Mr. Devine will be leading special inspections for FME out of the Devine Street office in Columbia. He is a University of South Carolina graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and 4 years of experience within the…

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Your Voice Matters during Let’s Talk Race Program at Richland Library – October 22

 

Your voice matters. In partnership with the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s (CCCF) On the Table initiative, please join Richland Library for Let’s Talk Race from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 22 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street). The program is free and open to the public. Addressing the topic of racism, these conversations…

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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP appoints Cordes Ford as Leader of Projects, Construction and Infrastructure Team

 

Veteran construction and business litigation attorney Cordes Ford is the new leader of Womble Bond Dickinson’s US-based Projects, Construction and Infrastructure Team. The Projects, Construction and Infrastructure Team guides companies from a wide range of industries in all aspects of capital projects, from inception to completion. The transatlantic team’s services include resolving construction and engineering…

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United Way of the Midlands, Dominion Energy South Carolina and HomeServe Cares Foundation present $12,500 donation to Senior Resources, Inc.

 

HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions, through its HomeServe Cares Foundation and partnership with Dominion Energy South Carolina presented today a $12,500 donation to United Way of the Midlands. The donation will benefit Senior Resources, Inc., a local non-profit organization that provides services and resources that allow Columbia’s senior citizens to…

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Proceeds Top $500,000 for the 29th Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K Oct. 12

 

Nearly 5,300 registered walkers and runners participated in the 29th Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K, presented by Nephron, at Segra Park on Oct. 12. Proceeds of more than $500,000, including in-kind donations, from these Prisma Health Midlands Foundation signature fundraising events will fund a ninth 3D mammography unit…

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Haigler named to prestigious Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

 

Nick Haigler, a member of Robinson Gray law firm, has been admitted as a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. The FDCC is an organization of civil defense attorneys who are recognized leaders in the legal community, dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism in the pursuit of a balanced system of…

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Matthew Winokur joins Novolex as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs

 

Matthew Winokur has been named Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Novolex, a new position at the company. As Senior Vice President, Winokur will help bring a unified approach to Novolex communications, public affairs and sustainability strategies, working closely with both internal and external stakeholders. He will also join the Novolex Senior Leadership Team…

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Duke Energy Carolinas partners with Anderson County battery storage project

 

Duke Energy Carolinas is partnering with Anderson County to build an energy storage project at the Anderson Civic Center that will be part of the company’s long-term strategy to integrate battery technology into the smart-thinking grid it is building in the Carolinas. The battery project will also provide power to a facility that is critical…

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Bookman Road Elementary School earns national recognition for inclusion

 

Bookman Road Elementary School has been named a Special Olympics Unified Champion School. The media is invited to the banner presentation by Special Olympics South Carolina on Tuesday, October 15 at 8:30 a.m. Bookman Road is located at 1245 Bookman Rd in Elgin. The school will also be included on a list of other schools…

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Clemson field tours to show alternatives to using invasive species for erosion control

 

While most born below the Mason-Dixon line are quite familiar with the notorious plant known as “the vine that ate the South,” fewer are aware of the cautionary tale kudzu represents: It was actually introduced into the southern U.S. as an erosion-control species. Clemson’s research has found a large number of invasive plant species being…

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Locums Firm redefining efficiency in healthcare staffing

 

South Carolina-based Floyd Lee Locums is investing and impressing with its expanded focus on how locums tenens is delivered. Effective immediately, Michelle Lathan has been promoted to Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness after previously serving as the company’s Director of Operations. “Michelle was an operations guru out of the gate, delivering high-level strategies that allowed…

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Thomas Gully joins the North Pleasantburg Drive office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Thomas Gully has joined the company’s North Pleasantburg Drive office as a sales associate. Thomas Gully is a second-generation Greenville resident who is driven with a passion to help others. As a graduate of JL Mann, Thomas brings his passion to help others into the real…

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West Columbia offers new ways to pay utility bills and traffic citations

 

The City of West Columbia has new and enhanced ways to pay utility bills and traffic citations. The new system gives the ability to view water and sewer account details and pay traffic and code enforcement citations online. There is also a new pay by phone option.  To access the new and enhanced bill pay…

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City of Columbia accepting nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards

 

The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. The Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards program recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must…

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East Point Academy Head of School Mark Bounds joins Bilingualism Matters Board at USC

 

The Bilingualism Matters Executive Board at the University of South Carolina College of Education welcomed new member, Mark Bounds, on October 9, 2019 at their monthly meeting. Bounds will assist the Board with outreach, creating relationships and advisement on matters of primary education policy. Bounds has spent over 20 years in education and currently serves…

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City seeking residents’ input on neighborhood park

 

The City of Greenville Parks & Recreation Department has developed a survey to help determine how residents currently use Kiwanis Park (2 Old Augusta Rd) and gather input on the types of playground amenities they would like to see added to the park. The existing Kiwanis Park playground structure is more than 10 years old and is…

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Mason in search of a Trick-Or-Treating partner

 

Win the Chance to trick-or-trick with Mason on Halloween The Columbia Fireflies and Mason today announced that Mason is in search of a friend to spend his Halloween with. Children can enter a contest to win the opportunity to Trick-or-Treat with Mason. To enter, kids only need to submit a drawing of themselves with their…

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Justin Bamberg to speak at Remington College Columbia Campus graduation ceremony October 18

 

Remington College Columbia Campus’ class of 2019 will hear from a key South Carolina lawmaker during their Oct. 18 graduation ceremony. The commencement speaker will be State Representative and prominent local attorney, Justin Bamberg, Esq. Bamberg was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2014. He represents his native Bamberg County, along with…

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District boasts 30 first-year teachers from College of Charleston

 

The College of Charleston (CofC) has long been a local producer of educators for Charleston County School District (CCSD). This year alone, 30 CofC graduates are first-year teachers in CCSD. CofC alumni are in elementary, middle, and high schools across the district and are teaching across all of CCSD’s geographic regions. CofC has been educating…

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Spartan Motors, Inc. launching operations in Charleston County

 

Investment Creating More Than 300 New Jobs Spartan Motors, Inc., a leader in fleet, work truck and specialty service vehicle manufacturing, is establishing operations in Charleston County. The $1.15 million investment is expected to create 308 new jobs. In 1975, Spartan Motors, Inc. began as a designer and builder of custom fire truck cabs and chassis.…

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Charleston’s tech economy continues trending upward in 2019

 

Companies forecast robust hiring in the year ahead In its Annual Wage and Job Growth Survey, the Charleston Digital Corridor reported that the region’s tech economy continues to demonstrate strength in earnings and job growth. The average annual wage for companies participating in the 2019 survey is $93,183. This number once again represents over twice…

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VC3 celebrates National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 

VC3 is celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) during the month of October. Observed every October, NCSAM was created by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to promote cybersecurity education and help Americans stay safe online. Cyber attacks are increasing in frequency and the need for organizations to have a…

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Bon Secours is Hiring

 

DRIVEN BY GRACE, POWERED BY YOUR EXPERIENCES – Discover a career at Bon Secours where you can truly be you Everyone that works at Bon Secours is called to make a difference – join us at our hiring event to learn how you can make a difference, too! Wednesday, October 16 | 4–8 p.m. St. Francis Hospital Bernadine…

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Moore School’s Center for Executive Succession recognizes retired Aetna CEO with leadership award

 

The University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business will present the Center for Executive Succession’s 2019 Leadership Legacy Award to former Aetna Inc. chairman and CEO, Ronald A. Williams. Williams will accept the award and present a keynote at a Nov. 4 event in the Moore School’s W.W. “Hootie” Johnson Performance Hall from…

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