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Cooperative Ministry helps “Working Poor”

 

For 37 years The Cooperative Ministry has been working hard for the “working poor” of the Midlands – those with low-wage jobs who are sometimes unable to meet basic living expenses. Scott Vaughan, the non-profit’s community awareness director (pictured with Rotarian Neda Beal), was Capital Rotary’s Oct. 9 guest speaker. He said local churches founded…

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SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities celebrates 20th anniversary

 

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the opening of its public residential high school for the arts in Greenville. To kick off a year of celebrations, the school recently held a Founder’s Day Convocation honoring founder and first president Virginia Uldrick, a legend across the state for…

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College of Charleston students are fired up about new blacksmithing class

 

If you were to accidentally stumble into the big sculpture studio on the first floor of the College of Charleston’s Albert Simons Center for the Arts on a Thursday afternoon and heard all the syncopated banging going on, you might think you wandered into a percussion class for beginners. But, in actuality, you would be…

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Former IBM executive joins Ellipsis Technologies as Senior Vice President – Strategic Partnerships

 

Ellipsis Technologies today announced the addition of Harry Zolides to the Ellipsis team. Harry will immediately assume the role of Senior Vice President – Strategic Partnerships offering the company guidance on its Human Presence collaborative partnerships. Harry brings over 35 years of business experience to Ellipsis.  He recently retired from IBM where he served as…

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Countybank adds new associate to Greer market team

 

Jack Lucas joins Countybank as SVP, Senior Commercial Banker Countybank welcomed Jack Lucas as Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Banker in Greer. Lucas comes to Countybank with more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, primarily as a senior banking executive in Greenville and Greer. Lucas most recently served as Greer Market President and Senior…

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CCSD’s office of expanded learning receives funding for after-school programming

 

The South Carolina Department of Education recently announced more than $4 million was awarded to school districts and programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants. Charleston County School District’s (CCSD) Office of Expanded Learning received $320,000 this year, bringing the total they earn through the 21st Century grants to $1.5 million annually.…

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Local kids art studio celebrates one year anniversary

 

KidCreate Studio in Greer is announcing their one year anniversary celebration.  This week, Monday, October 7th through Saturday, October 12th stop in to spin the wheel for a chance to win FREE events and discounts during their celebration.  Plus, free prizes for kids, coupons for 50% off Mommy’s Time classes and $50 off birthday parties…

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Adams and Reese Attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (by BL Rankings, LLC) 2020

 

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the inclusion of attorneys throughout the firm’s regional footprint in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings, LLC). Additionally, the firm was top-listed, noting the greatest number of lawyers from a single firm listed in each practice area, in the following locales: Top-Listed State Awards Mississippi –…

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Congaree Land Trust presents Fall Celebration

 

Support Conservation with Paddle and Pickin’ on the Broad River! Join Congaree Land Trust (CLT) for this year’s Fall Celebration— Paddle and Pickin’ on the Broad River—on Sunday, November 10th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  An annual event, Fall Celebration is a chance for the entire family to get outside and experience first-hand the…

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UofSC Theatre presents “Much Ado About Nothing”

 

Heightened Language Meets High Art in UofSC’s Much Ado About Nothing at Longstreet Theatre Love, deception, and razor-sharp repartee take the Longstreet Theatre stage this month as the UofSC Theatre Program presents William Shakespeare’s comic masterwork, Much Ado About Nothing, October 25 – November  9. Show times are 8pm Thursdays through Saturdays, with additional 3pm matinee performances on October…

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SCPA sees strong cargo growth in September

 

South Carolina Ports Authority’s momentum continues in early fiscal year 2020 with the best September on record for cargo volumes. SCPA handled nearly 195,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) at the Wando Welch and North Charleston container terminals in September, up 12.5% from a year ago. The Port has handled 638,600 TEUs in the first three months of fiscal year…

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Richland Two Principal wins leadership award

 

Round Top Elementary School Principal Jeaneen Tucker is the recipient of a 2019 WE Are LEADing Award. “Every day with my aviators is a joyful adventure,” Tucker said. “It’s my honor and privilege to be the principal of Round Top Elementary.” She was one of two winners announced at the recent Annual Women in Educational…

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Richland Two schools earn Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards

 

Eleven Richland Two schools have earned Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for their performance during the 2018-2019 school year.   Gold Forest Lake Elementary NASA Explorer School Lake Carolina Elementary School – Upper Campus Blythewood Middle School Silver Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School Catawba Trail Elementary School Polo Road Elementary School Round Top Elementary School E.L. Wright…

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Friends of Aaron announce memorial mural project at Hunter Gatherer on Main Street

 

Friends of Aaron and Hunter Gatherer on Main are partnering to create a mural in commemoration of Aaron Graves, a beloved member of the Community who passed away June 5, 2019 of brain cancer. The mural will be completed in the coming weeks and will be fundraised through local music events and percent nights at…

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Lowcountry Rapid Transit receives approval to enter project development

 

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation recently to initiate project development for the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project under the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program as a New Starts Project. FTA’s CIG program is a discretionary grant program that funds fixed guideway transit capital projects. The program requires agencies to complete…

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Update on SC 20 Bridge Deck replacement project in Greenville County

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has the following update concerning the SC 20 bridge deck replacement project over the Norfolk Southern and CSX railroads in Greenville County: A contractor has been retained by the bonding company to complete the work on this project and is preparing the required documentation and insurance for permission…

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2018 champion Kiki Bertens and 2018 finalist Julia Goerges join 2020 Volvo Car Open player field

 

Fan favorites Bertens and Goerges will compete in Charleston for the fifth and seventh time, respectively 2018 Volvo Car Open champion Kiki Bertens and 2018 Volvo Car Open finalist Julia Goerges will return for the 2020 tournament, April 4 – 12 on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. They join reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, 2019 Volvo…

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America

 

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America, on view October 26 through December 22, 2019. In 2010, internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large scale watercolor portraits of current day American veterans.  WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans…

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RPM Foundation supports scholarships for Auto Body Repair students through gift to Greenville Tech Foundation

 

Six Auto Body Repair students at Greenville Technical College have received $1,000 scholarships thanks to a gift to the Greenville Tech Foundation. The support comes from the RPM Foundation, which works to prepare the next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsmen. Greenville Technical College’s Auto Body Repair Program incorporates restoration techniques and skills as…

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Vampyr! The Opera haunts October 19th

 

Operatic horror musical Vampyr! comes back to life on October 19th Columbia Operatic Laboratory presents Vampyr! (Thrills, Chills, Bromance and Pretty Singing) at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 19 at Irmo Center for the Arts (6671 St Andrews Rd). Tickets are just $10 each. Local singer Evelyn Clary exhumed the score of Heinrich Marshner’s 1828 opera…

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The Children’s Heart Foundation Brings the Congenital Heart Walk to Charleston

 

The Children’s Heart Foundation’s inaugural Charleston Congenital Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, October 12th at MUSC Health Stadium. The Congenital Heart Walk is the nation’s largest walk series solely dedicated to raising money to fund congenital heart defect (CHD) research. Congenital heart defects are America’s most common and deadly birth defect. Nearly 40,000 babies are born with a CHD…

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Mashburn Construction breaks ground on new mixed-use development in Greenville

 

On October 9th, Mashburn Construction and The Beach Company officially broke ground for a new large-scale mixed-use development in downtown Greenville. The “Canvas Lofts” development is strategically placed on the corner of Buncombe and Whitner Streets, across from Heritage Green, Greenville’s cultural epi-center. Canvas Lofts will be a 4-story, brick-clad building containing approximately 22,000 square…

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MUSC files for certificate of need to construct freestanding emergency department on Sea Islands

 

Earlier this week, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) took additional steps to expand access to MUSC Health patient care services, filing for a certificate of need (CON) to construct a freestanding emergency department (ED) on Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island. The requisite CON filing was made through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental…

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CCSD’s Office of Expanded Learning receives funding for after-school programming

 

The South Carolina Department of Education recently announced more than $4 million was awarded to school districts and programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants. Charleston County School District’s Office of Expanded Learning received $320,000 this year, bringing the total they earn through the 21st Century grants to $1.5 million annually. The…

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Final year for Home Run For Healthy Kids®

 

The Junior League of Greenville’s Signature Community Event to Run October 24-25 The Junior League of Greenville, Inc., (JLG) announces the final year of Home Run for Healthy Kids ® (HRHK), its signature community event for October 24 through 25 at Flour Field. HRHK promotes healthy lifestyles as a free, education field trip for Greenville…

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The Cassina Group recognized as one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing companies

 

The Cassina Group, Charleston’s innovation-driven real estate company, was recognized as one of the top-performing companies in the state of South Carolina. The company received the Roaring Twenties award from SC Biz News, which celebrates the state’s 40 fastest-growing companies. it is the fourth time the firm has received the award. “We are so excited…

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United Community Bank Senior Care Lending grows under new leadership

 

United Community Bank has promoted Dennis Rowlen to Team Leader of its Senior Care Lending Group. Rowlen has been with United since the launch of its Senior Care Lending division in 2016. He will now lead the team with a focus on finding creative solutions for operators and developers looking to construct, expand or renovate…

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Whistleblower Protections and Retaliation Risks

 

By David Dubberly Whistleblower issues are in the news, mainly because a U.S. intelligence officer recently filed a complaint against President Trump under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA).  The complaint, which asserts that the president engaged in improper conduct in interacting with the government of Ukraine, has led to an impeachment inquiry.  The…

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The Charter Institute at Erskine experiment is working: SC Report Card data shows charter school growth

 

In 2017, the Charter Institute at Erskine (Institute) was established by Erskine College as a charter school authorizer to improve public education across the state of South Carolina. After only one year of operations, the recently released South Carolina Report Card details schools that transferred to the Institute are moving the needle unlike ever before.…

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Brand new live music series coming to Barnet Park

 

A new entertainment experience is coming to Downtown Spartanburg this fall. “Bands and Beats at Barnet Park” is the latest programming experience in Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District, in partnership with Chapman Cultural Center, The City of Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Marriott. Debuting October 12th, Bands and Beats will bring six diverse regional bands to the…

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Tri-County’s Medical Assisting Program granted full, continuing accreditation by CAAHEP

 

Tri-County Technical College’s Medical Assisting program has been granted full, continuing accreditation through fall 2028 by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied  Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This is the maximum reaffirmation of accreditation a program can receive and accreditation status approval was without additional reporting requirements, said Medical Assisting Program Director Laura McClain. This accreditation…

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United Way of the Midlands now accepting applications for its Blueprint for Leadership professional development series

 

United Way of the Midlands is accepting applications for Blueprint for Leadership, a comprehensive leadership and board development training program, today through January 21, 2020. Blueprint for Leadership is designed to prepare participants to become effective board members and leaders in the nonprofit sector and is the only professional development course with a specific focus…

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Lake Carolina Lower Elementary earns national recognition for inclusion

 

Lake Carolina Lower 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 Thursday, October 10 at 8:15 a.m. Lake Carolina Lower is located at 1151 Kelly Mill Rd. The school will also be included on a list of other…

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VentureSouth closes Angel Fund III at record pace

 

VentureSouth announced that it has closed its third sidecar investment fund, the VentureSouth Angel Fund III, at a record pace, reaching its maximum target size of $5 million. Raised during 2019, the Fund allows its 82 investors to participate automatically in investments made by active VentureSouth members. It continues the investment strategy of its predecessor…

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Spartanburg Water announces promotion in Wastewater Treatment – Maintenance Department

 

Spartanburg Water announced the promotion of John Harris to the position of Wastewater Treatment Maintenance Coordinator for the Wastewater Treatment Division of the organization.  In his new role, John will supervise, plan and coordinate the maintenance activities of Spartanburg Water’s Wastewater Treatment related facilities. Mr. Harris joined Spartanburg Water in August, 2017 when he was…

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Applications open for Richland County Boards, Committees

 

Richland County Council is accepting applications for openings on more than a dozen volunteer boards. Currently, 16 Richland County boards, commissions and committees have one or more vacancies. Council will accept applications until 5 p.m. Oct. 18, with appointments tentatively beginning on Nov. 5. Those interested in learning more about the boards, commissions and committees…

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Historic Columbia rolls out the family fun in October

 

History is alive this October as Historic Columbia celebrates the season with its popular autumn events, including the free Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit, which runs all month, the Spirits Alive! cemetery tour on Oct. 10, and the popular, free Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Throughout the month, visitors, at no cost,…

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Veterans receive a complimentary visit November 12-14 at Sherman’s Chiropractic Health Center

 

On November 12-14, in celebration of Veteran’s Day, the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center will offer a complimentary visit to all veterans of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Coast Guard. Health Center patients may choose one of these three days to take advantage of the offer, since the college is…

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Jennifer Pedersen, PA-C joins Intervene MD as new provider

 

Todd Joye, MD, announces that Jennifer Pedersen, PA-C has joined the practice as a physician assistant. Dr. Joye said, “In selecting Jennifer to become a member of our team, we chose a provider whose way of treating patients meshes with our practice’s approach while sharing my long standing goal to teach patients about their pain…

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Greenville Technical College receives OSHA grant to improve construction training

 

Greenville Technical College (GTC) has been selected as a recipient of a $111,885 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Susan Harwood Training Grant Program award. Recipients of these grants deliver safety and health training aimed at preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. GTC will use the grant to fulfill an unmet training need for construction…

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RCSD takes top honors in statewide Police Olympics

 

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s TEAM RCSD won several awards during last week’s South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association 2019 Police Olympics, including the coveted “Top Cop” award, beating all participating competitors statewide. The competition was held Sat., Oct. 5, at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. The law enforcement related…

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SC Asphalt Pavement Association expands partnerships to grow road-building workforce

 

With an anticipated 1,000 additional jobs coming to the South Carolina asphalt paving industry over the next five years, the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association (SCAPA), a nonprofit trade association representing the state’s asphalt pavement industry, is seeking to increase partnerships with agencies, organizations and schools across the state. Part of the Asphalt Works! campaign,…

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M. Bond Freeman joins the Augusta Road office of Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that M. Bond Freeman has joined the company’s Augusta Road office as a sales associate. A South Carolina native, Freeman enjoys college football and cheering for The University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Freeman is also an avid golfer. He looks forward to accompanying you on your journey…

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Douglas OFlaherty, IOM, named Chair of Northeast Board of Regents of Institute for Organization Management

 

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Douglas OFlaherty, IOM, Vice President of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, to chair the Northeast Board of Regents. As chair of the board, OFlaherty will help implement the policies created by the Institute’s National Board of…

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Ahearn-Chalfant, Goins and Parks join the Columbia Stage Society Board

 

Town Theatre welcomed Pamela Ahearn-Chalfant, Dr. Felicia L. Goins and Craig Parks to the Board of Governors for the Columbia Stage Society. Pamela began volunteering at Town Theatre 12 years ago when her daughters became involved in stage. This “family affair” continued as she and her girls have acted, crewed, sang, danced, assisted with classes,…

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Infinity Marketing hires three fall interns

 

Infinity Marketing, a full-service marketing agency in the Upstate, is pleased to welcome Bridgett Hicks, Elizabeth Weimer and Kay Varnado as interns for the fall, strengthening the team’s abilities and productivity in the media and creative departments. “We are so grateful to have the support of talented and skilled interns from across the Upstate this…

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A&R Logistics, Inc. establishing operations in Berkeley County

 

$60 Million Investment Creating Over 60 Jobs A&R Logistics, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing dry bulk transportation, warehousing, packaging, third-party logistics (3PL) and export solutions to the chemical industry, is establishing a new state-of-the-art export facility in Berkeley County. The $60 million investment is expected to create over 60 new jobs. Founded…

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Reid Davis, CCIM, SIOR, Pete Harper, CCIM and Cameron Yost represented the seller in the sale of a 42,637 SF of engineering and industrial facility in Hanahan, SC

 

Lee & Associates Charleston’s Office Advisors, Reid Davis, CCIM, SIOR, Pete Harper, CCIM and Cameron Yost represented the Seller, UEC Properties, LLC, in the sale of 42,637 SF of engineering and industrial facility space located at 5914-5918 Howard Street in Hanahan, SC in September. The Buyer CP-Sea Trail, LLC was represented by Drew Burris with…

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Tom Keith selected as the recipient of the 2019 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award

 

Healthy Learners announced Tom Keith as the recipient of the 2019 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award. The Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award recognizes and honors an individual who has served as an advocate for children and brought attention to the needs of underserved children in the community through volunteer time, financial support and commitment to…

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U.S. Department of Transportation approves Lowcountry Rapid Transit for project development phase

 

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation recently to initiate project development for South Carolina’s first mass transit project. A BCDCOG initiative, the Lowcountry Rapid Transit project development will receive key funding through the DOT’s Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program, which will provide much needed dollars for the estimated…

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