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Afghanistan War veteran in the running for THE CITADEL’s Board of Visitors

 

By W. Thomas Smith, Jr.   CHARLESTON, S.C. – Col. William Mellard “Bill” Connor V, an Orangeburg attorney and formerly deployed U.S. Army Infantry officer (currently serving in the Army Reserve), has thrown his hat in the ring in a quest to be elected to The Citadel’s Board of Visitors. He is the first formally…

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South Carolina celebrates successful transition to new electronic WIC cards

 

Thousands of families across the state currently using eWIC The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today held a special event to celebrate the completion of the statewide rollout of a new electronic benefit transfer card for South Carolina families. Now offered by the South Carolina Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, the…

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Greenville Technical Charter High School to receive national grant

 

Greenville Technical Charter High School (GTCHS) is one of 17 schools in the United States selected by American Airlines to receive a Flight Education Grant.  The grant presentation will be made on January 22, at 12:30 pm, in a town hall for students. The grant will fund equipment and related costs for Exploration Flights, also…

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CresCom Bank welcomes Doug Arseneau as Mortgage Loan Originator

 

 CresCom Bank, the second largest community bank in North and South Carolina, is pleased to welcome Doug Arseneau as a Mortgage Loan Originator in the Eastern South Carolina market. Based out of the Litchfield branch, Arseneau brings over 28 years of banking and mortgage experience to the CresCom Bank Team. Arseneau has held various mortgage sales…

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SNA award

 

Tri-County Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing students received the Community Health Project Award at the 68th Annual Student Nurses Association (SNA)-SC Convention in Columbia. This award goes to the SNA-SC constituent school with the greatest number of donations to the Lowcountry Orphan Relief Fund. The Student Nurses’ Association of South Carolina (SNA-SC) is a pre-professional…

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Concrete Progress: Rabbit Run Road reopens after drainage fix

 

Rabbit Run Road reopened to traffic Sunday as a drainage improvement project was completed. A section of the road between the nearby Richland Hills and Alexander Pointe subdivisions was closed in November, allowing crews to install new culverts to improve drainage along the roadway and address flooding in neighborhoods near Branch Creek. The new, larger…

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Lima One Capital expands its downtown headquarters

 

Lima One Capital recently added 6,500 square feet of office space to its downtown Greenville headquarters to allow the specialty loan firm to continue its significant growth. Founded in 2011, Lima One originates mortgage loans to real estate investors on investment properties nationwide. It employs almost 200 people across all major divisions including its executive…

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Colliers Report: Columbia warehouse space in high demand

 

Key Takeaways Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China will likely benefit Columbia through increasing imports and exports; therefore, raising demand from out-of-market users seeking a location in Columbia due to its central location and accessibility to logistics. Over the past year, the Columbia industrial market has absorbed 3.30 million square feet and the vacancy…

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Amanda Metzger joins Healthy Learners as Director of Community Engagement

 

Healthy Learners has named Amanda Metzger as director of community engagement for the organization, which is a faith-based non-profit that connects school-aged children to health care providers to help remove barriers to school success. In this role, Metzger is responsible for increasing community involvement of existing counties served by Healthy Learners and those targeted for…

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Choate Construction names Matt Brewer as President, announces two leadership appointments in Charleston market

 

Choate Construction Company announced it has appointed Matt Brewer as President.  He will add depth to Choate’s executive team, supporting Chief Executive Officer Dave Priester in executing the Company’s long-term strategy, culture, and tactical operations. Additional executive appointments name Tim Heichelbech as Division Manager and Tim McIntosh as Director of Operations, both in Charleston. Previously…

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Encompass Health to construct 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Greenville

 

Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC) announced its plans to build a freestanding, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Greenville, South Carolina on the corner of Laurens Road and Dallas Road. Complementing local acute care services, the hospital, which is expected to open in mid-2021, will care for patients recovering from a variety of debilitating illnesses and…

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Marchant Real Estate welcomes new agent

 

In its continued commitment to serving the Upstate community as a leader within the real estate industry, Marchant Real Estate announced the addition of Carley Riggs to their team of real estate agents! Carley Riggs began her journey in real estate as the Director of Marketing for Marchant Real Estate. In that role, she managed…

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Integrated marketing agency, BRIGHT+CO, earns Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

 

WBENC certification recognizes agency as woman-owned minority business BRIGHT+CO Marketing, a leading national integrated marketing firm, has earned national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Women’s Business Council, the Southeast regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC’s national standard of certification follows a meticulous process including an in-depth…

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LS3P welcomes Colette Carulli

 

LS3P welcomed Colette Carulli, who joins the firm’s Charleston office as a new Office Manager. Carulli comes to LS3P with over 30 years of experience in office management. Most recently, Carulli was an Office Manager in Princeton, New Jersey, where she was responsible for all office administrative operations. Carulli earned her Bachelor’s in Management from…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation announces board officers and new members

 

This Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is announcing its new Board of Trustees and new officers for the 2020 year. Joining the Board for a three-year term are: Dr. Joseph (Lee) Pearson, Associate Dean for Operations and Accreditation, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina Reverend Tiffany Boykin-Knowlin, Pastor, Wesley United…

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Sarah “Ashely” Burt joins the Greer office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Sarah “Ashley” Burt has joined the company’s Greer office as a sales associate. Burt is a creative and imaginative upstate South Carolinian. Born in Pickens County, she has lived and worked in Upstate her entire life. Having made the President’s List at Bob Jones University and…

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Laurel “Laura” Caylor joins the Easley Road office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Laurel Caylor has joined the company’s Easley Road office as a sales associate. Caylor spent much of her professional career in customer service and sales. While raising her two sons, Caylor became certified in-home staging. After her sons moved out of the house, she began selling…

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Perry MacLennan elected President of SC Bar YLD

 

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd announced that Perry MacLennan was elected President of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division effective January 1, 2020. Active in the community and the legal profession, Perry teaches business law at the College of Charleston. He serves on the board of Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS), as Administrative Director of…

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Carri Medcalf joins the Simpsonville office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Carri Medcalf has joined the company’s Simpsonville office as a sales associate. Medcalf is a native of Huntington, West Virginia. After graduating with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Disorders from Marshall University, she worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a variety of settings in…

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Rebecca Cox joins the North Pleasantburg office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Rebecca Cox has joined the company’s North Pleasantburg office as a sales associate. Cox was born in Woodbridge, VA but grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC. She is a wife and mother of three children. After working at a finance and mortgage company for ten years,…

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Kayla Wong joins the North Pleasantburg office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Kayla Wong has joined the company’s North Pleasantburg office as a sales associate. Wong is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. Active in the Greenville theater community throughout high school, she then attended Furman University. Kayla graduated from Furman in May of 2019 with a degree…

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William Harvey joins the Augusta Road office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that William Harvey has joined the company’s Augusta Road office as a sales associate. Being born in the Upstate, Harvey enjoys seeing his community grow and interacting with its people. With his passion for Greenville, along with the thriving real estate market, Harvey decided that the Upstate…

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CBRE facilitates sale of 96.00 acres in Spartanburg to industrial developer

 

CBRE has arranged the sale of 96.00 acres of industrial land in Spartanburg, SC. The property is located on Pottery Road, at the intersection of Interstates 85 and 26. The property sold to Exeter Pottery Land, LLC. Exeter Property Group, with nearly $20 billion in assets under management, is among the largest real estate investment…

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Prisma Health Midlands Foundation announces new board members

 

  Prisma Health Midlands Foundation welcomes the following new board members. Prisma Health Midlands Foundation Board: Samer Abraham, Operating Partner, Lugoff Toyota John Griggs, Regional Executive, Synovus Lentz Ivey, President, Fortune Personnel Consultants Bo Mobley, Director of Sales, Gibson and Associates Ashley Thomas, Founder/Executive Director, The Hive Community Circle John Williams, Co-owner and Vice President,…

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IntelliSystems recognized as the Partner of the Month by the Columbia Chamber

 

IntelliSystems is recognized as the January Partner of the Month by the Columbia Chamber. IntelliSystems first became a member of the Columbia Chamber in 2012, when they opened their first Columbia office. Since then, their partnership with the Chamber and support for local businesses has grown. IntelliSystems was the presenting sponsor for the Chamber’s 2019…

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Kelly Morrow joins board of Kids’ Chance of South Carolina

 

Kelly Morrow, a member at Robinson Gray law firm, has joined the board of directors of Kids’ Chance of South Carolina. Kids’ Chance of South Carolina provides scholarships for college and vocational school to children of South Carolina workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident resulting in financial need. The…

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En garde! Third annual SwordFest features every kind of swordplay. And it’s free!

 

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum will again come alive to the clanging and schwinging of swords. All kinds of swords. Basically, if it’s got a blade and a hilt, you’ll see it in action or on display at the museum’s third annual SwordFest. And it’s all free…

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Kristen Watts joins the Greer office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Kristen Watts has joined the company’s Greer office as a sales associate. Watts is a Greenville native, growing up in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge. Before entering the real estate industry, Watts spent 12 years in the Upstate doing commercial insurance. Her background in…

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Katherine Farrah joins the Anderson office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Katherine Farrah has joined the company’s Anderson office as a sales associate. Farrah was born in New Jersey and lived in Massachusetts for a time before moving to the Upstate in the early 90s. Living in 8 different homes growing up, Farrah realized REALTORS play a…

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Christina Shuler joins the Greer office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Christina Shuler has joined the company’s Greer office as a sales associate. Shuler is a South Carolina native and College of Charleston graduate. She brings a decade of sales and marketing experience to the real estate industry. Her personal and career life is based on establishing…

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Barbara Hall joins the Pelham Road office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Barbara Hall has joined the company’s Pelham Road office as a sales associate. Hall was a Registered Nurse but moved away from the strict hospital schedule to enjoy being a parent after her children were born. Her medical background allowed her to start a Personal Training…

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Annual ECO BALL slated for Earth Day 2020

 

Global expedition leader says “big announcement” planned for the 5th annual event By Alex Junes-Ward Global Eco Adventures, Inc. (GEA) will host its 5th annual ECO BALL at Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, Wed. evening, Apr. 22 – Earth Day 2020 – and will present awards for Environmental Champion of the Year, Environmental Legislator of…

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Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) selects Magnus to develop 500 acres of commercial and industrial property

 

Magnus Development Partners has been chosen as the Master Developer for Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s surrounding property. Magnus will work with CAE to determine the highest and best use for each property and create supporting development plans for the available land parcels. Each parcel offers unique features based on its size, configuration, location, and zoning therefore…

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ScanSource named to FORTUNE Magazine’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies for fourth consecutive year

 

GREENVILLE, SC – ScanSource, Inc., (NASDAQ: SCSC) has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has received the recognition. The annual survey, which is given to thousands of senior executives, directors and financial analysts from more than 600 global companies, identifies the organizations…

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South Carolina’s State Tourism Office will celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day

 

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism will celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to encourage workers and employees to convert their hard-earned vacation time into actual vacations. Using the hashtag #PlanForVacation, the agency’s social media accounts (@Discover_SC on Twitter and Instagram, and @DiscoverSC on Facebook) will post stories and reminders to motivate…

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Brad J. Gower joins Nelson & Galbreath, LLC

 

Nelson & Galbreath, LLC announces that Brad J. Gower has joined the firm. Gower’s practice includes all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, general business law and corporate transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Gower spent eight years with large regional firms. Gower is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and the University…

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RiverDogs-CCSD partnership with “Reading Around the Bases” moves into fourth year

 

Charleston County School District (CCSD) and the Charleston RiverDogs are ready to open up the fourth year of “Reading Around the Bases.” The partnership began during the 2016-2017 school year as a way to encourage literacy. The Lowcountry’s professional baseball team (and South Atlantic League affiliate of the 27-time World Series Champion New York Yankees)…

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West Shore Home donates 530 pounds of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank

 

During the month of December, West Shore Home was hard at work collecting hundreds of pounds of canned food items to donate to the Harvest Hope Food Bank. The home improvement company announced that they had donated 530 pounds of non-perishable food items to help feed hungry families in Central South Carolina. “We were ecstatic…

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SCDA, partners announce statewide Mobile Irrigation Laboratory pilot project

 

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and Aiken Soil and Water Conservation District, announced the launch of a three-year Mobile Irrigation Laboratory (MIL) statewide pilot project on Jan. 15 at the 2020 SC Agribiz & Farm Expo in Florence, South Carolina. The…

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The Comet expands services in Batesburg-Leesville & Lexington

 

As part of the service enhancements approved by the Board of Directors in October 2018, The COMET is launching a pilot rural route which would connect the West Columbia SuperStop at Williams Drive at Charleston Highway and Batesburg-Leesville via Lexington. The service will operate, three trips to West Columbia and two trips to Batesburg-Leesville every…

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RCSD holds first-of-its-kind joint community outreach meeting

 

  Deputies meet with six migrant communities in outreach effort By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s (RCSD) Community Action Team (CAT) met, Sat. Jan. 18, with representatives from six migrant communities living and working in the Midlands of South Carolina to discuss issues ranging from crime trends to cultural fears associated…

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City of Charleston breaks ground on Municipal Golf Course renovation

 

  On January 17, 2020, Mayor John Tecklenburg, Golf Course Architect Troy Miller, representatives of Friends of the Muni, members of City Council and the Municipal Golf Course Commission, and community leaders broke ground on the Charleston Municipal Golf Course Renovation, the first major upgrade to the course in nearly six decades. The renovation of…

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Colliers Report: Charleston’s absorption is positive despite new construction deliveries

 

Key Takeaways The overall market vacancy rate has fluctuated over the past year while new industrial construction was underway, and is now 8.87% during the fourth quarter of 2019. The Charleston industrial market absorbed 2.5 million square feet from the fourth quarter of 2018 through the fourth quarter of 2019, 453,503 square feet were absorbed…

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Fellow Countrymen selected as Q1 recipient of FUEL for Good Grant

 

Greenville, SC – FUEL, a marketing agency in downtown Greenville, SC, specializing in digital and traditional services, has awarded Fellow Countrymen the first quarter FUEL for Good grant. The $10,000 marketing grant was established in 2019 in order to help local non-profits achieve their goals and fulfill their vision to positively impact the community. “Our…

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Concert and Karaoke with the Stars: Days of Our Lives Fan Favorites Coming to Myrtle Beach Feb 22-23

 

Myrtle Beach has seen its share of celebrity sightings and concerts by some of the biggest names in the entertainment business. But how often do you get a chance to actually sing karaoke with a TV star? That’s exactly what you can do when some of the most popular soap stars of NBC’s long-running “Days…

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BullStreet District’s Babcock Building moves one step closer to renovation

 

Historic renovation specialist Clachan Properties assumes ownership The BullStreet District’s storied Babcock Building, one of downtown Columbia, South Carolina’s most iconic buildings, has a new owner for the first time in its history. Title of the building was given to Clachan Properties, the Richmond, Virginia-based historic renovation specialist, by Hughes Development Corporation, master developer of…

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RealOp Investments enters the Orlando market with first office acquisition

 

RealOp Investments, a Greenville, South Carolina-based commercial real estate investment firm, recently made its first foray into the Orlando market with the acquisition of Lake Destiny Executive Center at 1101 North Lake Destiny Road, Maitland, Florida. “Orlando has been on our radar since 2016, so we are pleased to have planted our flag in the…

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Town of Bluffton honored with achievement award for downtown streetscape

 

Courtesy of the Municipal Association of SC The Town of Bluffton received a Municipal Achievement Award for two streetscape projects. The town won in the 10,001 – 20,000 population category. Twenty-nine cities and towns submitted their projects and initiatives. Bluffton has grown rapidly in recent years. Counting 750 residents in 1998, it now has nearly…

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SCMA announces 2020 Roger Milliken Defender of Manufacturing Award recipients

 

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) recognized Jim Newsome and Mark Propst as the 2020 recipients of the Roger Milliken Defender of Manufacturing Award during an awards dinner at the Poinsett Club in Greenville, South Carolina. Established in 2006, the Defender of Manufacturing Award recognizes individuals in the public and private sector who have worked…

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Milliken & Company celebrates associates with the 2019 Milliken Honors

 

Milliken & Company, a diversified global manufacturer with more than a century and a half of materials science expertise, distinguished more than 80 associates during its 2019 Milliken Honors reception on January 15. Company leadership gathered at the Spartanburg Marriott near the company’s global headquarters to present annual awards for upholding the company’s foundational values,…

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