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South Carolina attorneys Luke Burke and Jack McDonald become partners at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey

 

Attorneys Luke Burke and Jack McDonald recently became partners of Greenville’s award-winning law firm, Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey. Burke, Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite of the Upstate Top Vote award recipient, has practiced at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey for seven years. Honors graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and member of…

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United Community Bank to participate in Angel Tree Gift Giving This Holiday Season

 

United Community Bank announced its Upstate branches will be providing Christmas gifts to local children through its annual Angel Tree program. Participating branches will place Christmas trees in their lobbies with “Be an Angel” tags displaying information for deserving children. United has partnered with a number of social service agencies and humanitarian organizations across the…

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Life Cycle Engineering awarded $17.5 million contract from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard

 

If you work at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF), your mission is clear: DEFEND OUR NATION. Every person, every day, contributes to fleet readiness. Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) is proud to be a part of keeping this workforce and their ships “Fit to Fight.” Under a $17.5 million,…

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Coastal Community Foundation awards $8,000 to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina

 

Coastal Community Foundation recently announced grant recipients from its Northern Lowcountry Regional Grants program. Of the 160 organizations that submitted applications, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina (ABVI) was one of 60 to receive funding. The grant of $8,000 will support ABVI’s Own Your Life program. Through Own Your Life, ABVI…

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ACI Plastics expanding Oconee County operations

 

Company investing $10 million into expansion ACI Plastics, a thermoplastics processor and recycler, announced plans for a $10 million expansion to its operations in Oconee County. The company will partner with PreZero, a leading recyclables manager, on this project. For more than 30 years, ACI Plastics has been known for its separation technologies for paint…

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Pamela Lackey named 2019 Humanitarian of the Year by United Way of the Midlands

 

United Way of the Midlands has selected Pamela Lackey as the 2019 Humanitarian of the Year, the organization’s highest award and the highest single honor of philanthropic achievement in the Midlands. The Humanitarian of the Year Award is given each year to individuals who clearly demonstrate extraordinary leadership in philanthropic and human services. “I have…

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Deadline nears to sign up for sewer service in Lower Richland

 

Residents interested in connecting to County utilities through the Southeast Richland Water and Sewer Project have until Dec. 16 to sign up for services and avoid fees to tap into the system before construction begins. Construction on the project, designed to address water and sewer concerns in Lower Richland County, is scheduled to begin in…

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Sam E. McCuen honored with John Richard Craft Leadership Award

 

The Columbia Museum of Art presented the 2019 John Richard Craft Leadership Award to Sam E. McCuen. A committed philanthropist and community leader, McCuen epitomizes the values the CMA recognizes each year with the Craft Award. Executive Director Della Watkins and Board of Trustees President Allen J. Coles III presented the award to McCuen at…

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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta announces results of 2019 Board of Directors’ election

 

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced the results of the 2019 director election. The Bank conducted an election to fill the member directorship for South Carolina, and two independent directorships. Each of the directors-elect will begin a four-year term commencing on January 1, 2020. FHLBank Atlanta institutions re-elected William C. Handorf and…

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South Carolina veterans & veteran-owned small businesses to benefit from few online resource hub

 

Facebook Announces New ‘Military and Veterans Hub,’ Mentoring Partnership Through SCORE and a Pilot Program for Veteran Career Development at Facebook South Carolina is home to more than 45,000 veteran-owned small businesses. To celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week and Veterans Day, today Facebook, together with veteran-owned businesses around the country, launched three new programs…

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Project HOPE Foundation Board Chair named finalist for NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

 

Joe Vaughn of Woodruff, SC has been chosen as one of four finalists for The NASCAR Foundation’s ninth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The award, named in honor of the foundation’s late founder and chairwoman, is presented to a NASCAR fan who has done exceptional volunteer work on behalf of children in their community.…

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Little Dog Agency clients’ current specials and upcoming events

 

Wasabi Restaurant Group This November at Wasabi enjoy the Sushi Spotlight Roll of the Month, Aki Maki; enjoy crispy Kabocha squash, asparagus and shrimp on the inside topped with seared filet mignon, roasted artichoke, roasted garlic lemon aioli finished with chives. Stop by Mt. Pleasant or Daniel Island to purchase a Wasabi Gift Card for…

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SCDOT revises the design of the SC 61 safety project in Dorchester County

 

Since the September 24th public meeting regarding the SC 61 Rural Road Safety Project in Dorchester County, SCDOT’s project team has continued to work to refine the proposed design of the safety features of the project. The original proposed designs for the corridor included two alternatives, one of which called for the removal of 283 trees…

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Deadline nears to sign up for sewer service in lower Richland

 

Residents interested in connecting to County utilities through the Southeast Richland Water and Sewer Project have until Dec. 16 to sign up for services and avoid fees to tap into the system before construction begins. Construction on the project, designed to address water and sewer concerns in Lower Richland County, is scheduled to begin in…

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12th Annual Charleston Basket Brigade on a mission to feed 3,500 families for Thanksgiving

 

Help the brigade raise money to provide Charleston area families in need with Thanksgiving meals; Volunteers to assist with meal assembly and delivery on November 26, 2019.  The Charleston Basket Brigade (CBB), a nonprofit committed to bringing the community together to provide Thanksgiving meals to local families in need, is gearing up for its 12th annual event. This…

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Tickets for South Carolina Railroad Museum’s Santa Trains on sale now!

 

Don’t wait in line for Santa this holiday season, take a historic train ride with him! Tickets for the South Carolina Railroad Museum’s annual Santa Trains and Twilight Santa Trains are now available. . Buy tickets for the Saturday Santa Trains to take a day trip through the country side while Santa stops to visit…

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Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment of Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey announce record cuts to unemployment insurance tax rates

 

2020 tax rates will be 34 percent lower than 2019, and the UI Trust Fund is now solvent. Governor Henry McMaster was joined by S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey and South Carolina business leaders today to announce that the South Carolina 2020 unemployment insurance tax rates for businesses will be…

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Midlands Technical College, Lexington School District Two sign agreement to advance students along career pathways

 

Students from Lexington School District Two will have an added advantage when taking courses that align with sets of career-pathway courses at Midlands Technical College (MTC). MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. William B. James Jr. signed a new agreement that allows high school students to access higher education opportunities…

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2018 South Carolina infant mortality report released

 

New data released today by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) shows that South Carolina’s infant mortality rate increased to 7.2 deaths per 1,000 births. In 2017, the state’s infant mortality rate was 6.5 deaths per 1,000 births. “One death of a newborn is one too many,” said Nick Davidson, DHEC’s interim director…

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Local conservation leader receives National Recognition Lowcountry Land Trust’s Ashley Demosthenes named 2019 ambassador

 

Lowcountry Land Trust president and CEO Ashley Demosthenes has been awarded the 2019 Ambassador award by the Land Trust Alliance, for consistently and effectively advocating for a broad range of federal policies supporting conservation. Each year the Land Trust Alliance recognizes one individual who deliver the messages of the importance of conservation to our nation’s…

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Second Annual Ugly Sweater 5K Dash in Summerville to benefit families living with Alzheimer’s and related Dementia

 

According to an Alzheimer’s Association report, about 92,000 people in South Carolina have Alzheimer’s Disease, and that number is estimated to grow to 120,000 by the year 2025. The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, is working to raise awareness and funds for local families living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia with its second annual Ugly…

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Richland One to showcase magnet programs at November 19 fair

 

Whether it’s learning a second language, getting a head start on the skills they need for high demand jobs, or taking classes online or on a college campus, Richland One’s magnet programs offer students a wide array of unique learning experiences in traditional and non-traditional settings. Families can learn more about the district’s magnet programs…

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Ashleigh Barty, World No. 1 and reigning French Open champion, joins Volvo Car Open field

 

Barty captured the season-ending WTA Finals title this past week, taking home the largest prize money amount in the history of professional women’s tennis World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty will compete in the 2020 Volvo Car Open, April 4 – 12 on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. Barty is the reigning French Open champion and the…

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Bank of South Carolina opens North Charleston office

 

The Bank of South Carolina Corporation, holding company of the Bank of South Carolina, opened a new banking office at 9403 Highway 78 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The office will serve as the Bank’s fifth location in the greater Charleston area and its first in North Charleston. Fleetwood S. Hassell, President of the Bank…

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TCCC gives awards to two local high schools for improving their FAFSA completion rates

 

Academic Magnet High School and Military Magnet Academy have been named champions of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s College Cash Campaign for increasing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) completion rates by 5 percentage points or more. Academic Magnet received “MVP” honors after leading the entire school district with 83 percent completion. Military Magnet’s 71…

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Clemson professors, national nursing leaders create health care design certificate for clinical and leadership nurses

 

Through a new certificate program, the Clemson University School of Nursing will educate practicing nurses about the design of health care facilities, empowering them to improve the safety and function of the spaces where they provide care. To accomplish this mission, Director of the Clemson School of Nursing and Chief Academic Nursing Officer Kathleen Valentine and one…

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Monty Moore joins the Anderson office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Monty Moore has joined the company’s Anderson office as a sales associate. After volunteering for the United States Air Force, Monty Moore returned home with the first of his three children and acquired a job with Illinois Bell Telephone where he worked as a mechanic for…

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Harris Pastides, AVX Corp., Jerry Youkey honored at record-setting life sciences conference

 

To resounding applause from a record gathering from 11 countries, 32 states and virtually every county in South Carolina, life sciences leaders at SCBIO 2019 in Greenville saluted three leaders – two individuals and one organization – for profound positive impact and exceptional contributions to the advancement of South Carolina’s $11.4 billion life sciences industry.…

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Fireflies announce 2020 game times and promotional highlights

 

Fireflies 2020 Home Schedule Features 5 Giveaways and 20 Fireworks Shows The Columbia Fireflies announced game times, fireworks nights and highlights of the initial promotional calendar for the 2020 season. Opening Night at Segra Park will be on Thursday, April 9th at 7:05pm against the Augusta GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants). Opening Night will be a…

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S.C. Department of Revenue issuing 400,000 rebate checks this week

 

Six months after lawmakers approved $50 tax rebates for eligible taxpayers and less than one month after the October 15 Individual Income Tax extension deadline, the final numbers are in from the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR). More than 1.2 million qualifying taxpayers will receive $50 rebate checks over the next month, with 400,000…

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Gov. Henry McMaster, S.C. Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin release final Commission report

 

Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Floodwater Commission Chairman Tom Mullikin today released the Commission’s final report at its quarterly meeting in Horry County this morning. “Major hurricanes and major flooding events in the last few years have shown us that water management is a statewide issue,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “This report is a…

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Veterans and active duty military receive free admission to The Charleston Museum and Joseph Manigault House November 11

 

This Veteran’s Day weekend, The Charleston Museum invites the community to explore the history of the Joseph Manigault Historic House. During WWII, the Joseph Manigault House, located at 350 Meeting Street, was used as a USO post and Red Cross training facility. Soldiers attended dinners, parties, played games, and wrote to their families while bunking at the…

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College of Charleston Pep Supper donates over a ton of food to Lowcountry Food Bank

 

Pep Supper is an opportunity for the College of Charleston’s fraternities and sororities to work together to help make a positive contribution to the local community. This year’s event, which took place on Oct. 22, 2019, went very well. In just over a week of fundraising, the College’s fraternity and sorority community raised $27,515 as…

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Vanessa Clark receives FM Rogers Leadership Award at Greenville Technical College

 

Vanessa Clark, a recent graduate of Greenville Technical College (GTC) who earned a certificate in Marketing in the Non-Profit Sector, was awarded the college’s FM Rogers Leadership Award for 2019. Clark graduated with a 3.53 GPA while running Anointed Hands Beauty Salon, a small business. Active as a volunteer, she founded a community outreach program…

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Business, neighborhood leaders announce 10-Point Plan to Renew Five Points

 

Columbia City Councilman Daniel Rickenmann Steve Cook, Owner, Saluda’s Restaurant and the President of the Five Points Association; and Rox Pollard, Director of Retail Services Team | Columbia, Colliers International discuss the importance of the 10-Point Plan At a press conference on Thursday, November 7, business owners, neighborhood leaders, and elected officials announced a new…

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Dominion Energy sponsors home and donates $60,000 to Central SC Habitat for Humanity

 

Melissa broke down into tears before she hammered the first nail in what will be the place that Melissa and her son Isaiah will call home. Dominion Energy is sponsoring Melissa’s build. In addition to financing the build and supplying volunteer support, Dominion Energy’s Vice President of Financial Management & Integration, Iris Griffin presented Central…

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REI Automation, Inc. becomes part of HAHN Group

 

HAHN Group has acquired REI Automation, Inc., which will continue to operate under existing management. The HAHN Group is a leading provider for factory automation and robotic solutions. The acquisition is effective as of November 1, 2019. With the company based in Columbia, South Carolina, the HAHN Group adds a hub in the important industrial…

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United Community Bank launches new website

 

As part of its ongoing effort to provide a high level of service to all customers, United Community Bank is proud to announce the launch of its new website. Still located at www.ucbi.com, the new site features a refreshed look, improved navigation, robust learning center, and more. This was a strategic decision made by United…

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Lori Jolly joins the Spartanburg office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Lori Jolly has joined the company’s Spartanburg office as a sales associate. Lori Jolly is a life-long resident of Spartanburg County. Jolly spent 20 years raising her daughter and three sons and is now living out her dream of being in the real estate business. Jolly…

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South Carolina Habitat for Humanity welcomes Nancy Lee as new executive director

 

Increasing access to affordable housing with new leadership Ever-increasing housing costs and income inequality has led to 1 in 7 South Carolina households spending at least half of their income on housing, labeling them as severely cost-burdened. Further, the SC Housing Authority recently reported that 32% of households in the state are unable to meet…

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Chapin Commercial Construction announces construction of Diablo’s Southwest Grill in Lexington, SC

 

Chapin Commercial Construction, headquartered in Chapin, SC, announced Thursday that they have begun construction on a Diablo’s Southwest Grill located at 5541 Sunset Boulevard, Suite B, Lexington, SC. This project will include the complete interior demolition and renovation of an existing retail space to the house the restaurant which boasts a Southwest flair featuring reclaimed…

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Gain First-Hand Writing Techniques from Trio of Notable Authors

 

Whether you enjoy writing or reading, Richland Library is providing local residents three opportunities to interact with notable authors throughout November. Seeing as our staff are also observing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which issues a challenge of writing 50,000 words for a book in 30 days, it’s the perfect chance to explore story development…

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LS3P welcomes Megan Bilgri

 

LS3P welcomes Megan Bilgri, who joins the firm’s Charleston office as a Marketing Coordinator. Bilgri, a recent graduate of Mercer University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, brings diverse skills in graphic design, branding, and content strategy. Her previous professional experience includes work as a Brand Development Manager for a national integrated marketing…

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Two local nonprofits receive $113,000 in new support from Knight Foundation

 

Projects by City of Cayce and MORE Justice will help create a more informed and engaged Columbia, South Carolina community. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a longtime philanthropic partner to the Columbia community, has awarded $113,000 to two local nonprofit organizations. The projects — which include the creation of a new arts…

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Tiffany Glover and Mary Lewis of Colliers International receive the REMS Certified Assistant designation

 

Colliers International | South Carolina’s Tiffany Glover and Mary Lewis received the REMS Certified Assistant (RCA) designation through the Colliers University platform. The RCA designation program consists of laborious coursework and is designed to accelerate careers in property management with a curriculum proven to create excellent client experiences and deliver the greatest possible results. “Taking…

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Meals on Wheels delivers more than meals to isolated neighbors

 

Nearly 10 million people in this country do not know where their next meal is coming from. Millions more experience the negative effects of living alone, including depression and isolation from social interaction with friends and family. Locally, East Cooper Meals on Wheels has found that the daily visit from a caring volunteer is just…

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John Delaney to speak at College’s Bully Pulpit Series – November 8

 

The Bully Pulpit Series at the College of Charleston will host a student roundtable with Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney, former U.S. representative (Maryland-6th), as part of the College of Charleston’s “Bully Pulpit Series” on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The event will take place from 3:30‐4:30 p.m. in the Stern Student Center, room 205, located…

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Living History event highlights College of Charleston’s role in American Revolution

 

The American Revolution tends to get overshadowed by the Civil War, the deadliest conflict in U.S. history, which has resulted in myths and inaccuracies. Erick Nason, a self-proclaimed “history nut,” and commander of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, 1775-1780, finds himself correcting these inaccuracies when he participates in reenactments across the Palmetto State. “When spectators…

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Tickets for South Carolina Railroad Museum’s Santa Trains on sale now

 

Don’t wait in line for Santa this holiday season, take a historic train ride with him! Tickets for the South Carolina Railroad Museum’s annual Santa Trains and Twilight Santa Trains are now available. Buy tickets for the Saturday Santa Trains to take a day trip through the country side while Santa stops to visit with…

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Michelle Peterson joins the Pelham Road office of C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS announced that Michelle Peterson has joined the company’s Pelham Road office as a sales associate. As a transplant to Greenville, Peterson is bringing 17 years of real estate experience as well as an understanding of the unique needs of relocation. Peterson’s experience has provided her with the tools…

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