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Richland, Lexington County residents can drop off items at Recycling Event

 

Residents of Richland and Lexington counties are encouraged to bring recyclable materials to a joint event in which household goods will also be accepted for reuse. Electronics, household hazardous waste, scrap metal and tires are among the items accepted at the event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12 at Irmo High School, 6671…

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Iris Griffin joins the Columbia Museum of Art’s board of trustees

 

The Columbia Museum of Art announces that Iris N. Griffin has joined its board of trustees for the 2019 – 2020 term. Griffin joined the board in August and is the sole new trustee this year. As Southeast Energy Group’s vice president of financial management & integration, Griffin is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing…

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Advertisement of vacancies on various Boards and Commissions

 

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Seeking three (3) Applicants.  The purpose of BPAC is to advise the Mayor and City Council Members, the City of Columbia transportation planning staff; community organizations; and partners on bicycling and pedestrian issues…

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Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments invited public input on Long-Range Transportation Plan for region’s rural areas

 

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is currently updating its Long Range Transportation Plan for the region’s rural areas and the agency is seeking public input in doing so. Long Range Transportation Plans are multimodal plans that set priorities for spending federal funds on transportation projects in the region over the next 25 years. These projects include improvements…

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Richland One celebrates highest graduation rate in district’s history

 

At 82.2%, Richland One’s 2019 high school graduation rate is not only the highest in the district’s history, it’s also higher than the statewide average of 81.1%. Ecstatic Richland One students, employees, parents and community partners celebrated reaching those milestones in a big way on October 2 at W.J. Keenan High School, with a marching…

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The Comet partners with the City of Columbia’s Complete Count Committee to increase awareness about the importance of being counted

 

The COMET announced a new partnership with the City of Columbia’s Complete Count Committee to encourage City residents to participate in the Census since every person counts. Participation in the 2020 Census is paramount to the future success of South Carolina. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, each decade our nation gets the opportunity to count…

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Colliers Report: Tight Charleston office vacancy prior to new construction deliveries

 

Research & Forecast Report Q3-2019 CHARLESTON | OFFICE  Key Takeaways Despite 107,921 square feet of new suburban construction deliveries, the overall Charleston office market absorbed 284,129 square feet. The overall vacancy rate dropped from 12.20% last quarter to 10.36% this quarter. Rental rates in the upper and lower peninsula are expected to rise due to…

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SC Chamber announces 2019 Business Leader, Public Servant, and Sgt. William Jasper Freedom Award Winners

 

Awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Summit in November The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced the honorees for the 2019 Business Leader of the Year, Public Servant of the Year and the Sgt William Jasper Freedom Awards. Public Servant of the Year – Dr. Harris Pastides, Former President, University of South Carolina…

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WACH FOX hires new Chief Meteorologist, Josh Knight

 

WACH FOX 57 announced the hiring of Josh Knight as the new Chief Meteorologist of the SkyWACH weather team. He will lead the current weather team of Marina Neuman and Samantha McCollum. Josh is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), an accreditation awarded by the American Meteorological Society. Most recently Josh forecasted in Washington D.C., and…

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Ben Lippen Student is National Merit Semifinalist; Two are Commended Scholars

 

Ben Lippen School student Abby Moore is among only 16,000 students nationwide to qualify as a semifinalist in The National Merit Scholarship program, an annual academic competition among high school students for recognition and college scholarships. Two other Ben Lippen students, Micah Turner and Riley Reasons, are Commended Scholars. Moore achieved a high score on…

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MUSC discovery helps clean up toxic chemicals that can creep into food supply

 

To find the organisms that would lead to one of the most rewarding inventions he’s ever been involved with, Medical University of South Carolina microbiologist Hal May had to get down and dirty. “I went out wading in the water beyond Brittlebank Park and collected some pluff mud. It was pretty smelly, but that’s where it came…

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College of Charleston MBA program celebrates 10th anniversary

 

Ten years ago, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education approved a program request by the College of Charleston to establish a Master of Business Administration program. Unlike other programs in the state, the College of Charleston’s MBA program was designed to be a concentrated one-year, full-time day program. A total of 35 students enrolled in…

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Ballpark Digest names Segra Park “Class A Ballpark of the Decade”

 

Fourth major honor awarded to Segra Park in its first four seasons Ballpark Digest has again honored Segra Park – this time as its Class A Ballpark of the Decade. The home of the Columbia Fireflies – the New York Mets South Atlantic League affiliate – was previously named the 2016 Ballpark of the Year by…

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Lowcountry affliliate of South Carolina Association for volunteer administrator is hosting a one-day conference on October 23,2019

 

Cypress Hall, Wannamaker County Park focusing on emerging and future technologies in managing volunteer engagement programs. The Lowcountry Affiliate of South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administrators will present a one-day training from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Oct 23 at Cypress Hall, Wannamaker County Park.  This training, titled ‘The Future is Now:  Tech Trends for 2020…

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South Carolina Federal named one of the Best Credit Unions to Work For

 

 South Carolina Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2019 Best Credit Unions to Work For in a survey by Credit Union Journal. South Carolina Federal ranked #2 on the list, which is made up of 50 credit unions in the United States. Credit Union Journal worked with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled…

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euphoria announces 2019 Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown winner

 

Greenville County Schools and euphoria presented by Lexus named Nathaniel Kingdom, a student at the Donaldson Career Center, the winner of the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown. Kingdom wowed the judges with his Banh Mi Chicken Sandwich recipe, which he prepared on the culinary stage at euphoria’s Sunday Brunch: Fired Up! on September 22, with…

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The Salvation Army sets registration dates for Christmas toy assistance for children

 

The Salvation Army in Columbia serves Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield and Kershaw Counties.  The Salvation Army in Columbia plans to accept applications at the Ruff Building on the SC State Fairgrounds at 1200 Rosewood Drive on October 29 – October 31.  Tuesday hours are 9 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Wednesday and Thursday hours are 9 a.m.…

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BurgerIM Columbia to soft open Tuesday, October 8

 

The wait is over: BurgerIM will soft open Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in northeast Columbia, 1033 Roberts Branch Parkway. Starting October 8, BurgerIM (rhymes with team) will open every day from 11-9pm, seven days a week. This will be the only location in the state. BurgerIM, Hebrew for “many burgers”, is one of the nation’s…

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City of Columbia Municipal Election Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 

 The Municipal Election Commission of the City of Columbia announces the general election for the City of Columbia to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. South Carolina law requires you to register to vote at least 30 days before the election. Citizens desiring to vote in the upcoming election must be registered in-person at…

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DP3 Architects, Ltd. receives AIASC Design Award for the DP3 Architects Office Upfit

 

DP3 Architects won an award at The American Institute of Architects South Carolina (AIASC) 2019 Design Awards. The DP3 Architects Office Upfit won a Citation Award for Interior Architecture. Having outgrown its current office, DP3 Architects needed to move to a larger space. DP3 Architects designed unique spaces to encourage collaboration including an open environment,…

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Norman Moore promoted to Engineering Manager

 

Tindall Corporation’s South Carolina Division promoted Norman Moore to Engineering Manager. With over 10 years of dedicated service, Norman’s advancement will drive Tindall’s engineering capabilities further and empower the team to satisfy customer and project needs. “Norman brings a new perspective to this position from his experience in multiple departments within Tindall,” said David Britt,…

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What You Need to Know: 29th Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K is Oct. 12

 

  On Oct. 12, Segra Park will be filled with thousands of breast cancer survivors, families, friends and supporters for the 29th Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K. Proceeds will fund a ninth 3D mammography unit for Prisma Health Breast Center’s Northeast Diagnostics location. Here’s what you need to…

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MM Technics expanding operations in Newberry County

 

$6 Million Investment Creating 35 New Jobs MM Technics, an American subsidiary of automotive supplier Muhr Metalltechnik, is expanding its Newberry County operations. The $6 million investment is creating 35 new jobs. MM Technics uses state-of-the-art machineries like servo presses and automated welding equipment to supply automotive companies throughout the United States and Europe. Located…

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Colliers International Dealmakers: Recent purchases, sales, leases and investments in South Carolina

 

Colliers International | South Carolina announced the following recently completed commercial real estate transactions from our offices across the state: Charleston, SC Matt Pickard represented Sunrun, Inc. in the lease of 5,600 square feet of industrial space at 216 Cember Way in Summerville. Columbia, SC Taylor Wolfe and Danny Bonds represented the owner of Broad…

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Pianist Mac McClure presents Spanish music concert at Furman Oct. 8

 

Mac McClure, associate professor of piano at National University in Bogotá, Colombia, will present a concert of Spanish music Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The concert, presented by the Furman Department of Music, is free and open to the public. For the program, McClure will perform works by Antonio Soler,…

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United Way of the Midlands grows its professional development programs with the launch of new leadership series on October 9

 

United Way of the Midlands expands its professional development opportunities with the launch of a new program called the Leadership Learning Lab Series for local small business professionals. The Leadership Learning Lab Series, known as 3LS, provides relevant, interactive discussions on the trends and day-to-day challenges that local business leaders face. “3LS is a great…

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Three programs named finalists for Riley Institute’s WhatWorksSC Award

 

The Riley Institute at Furman University® has announced the three finalists for the 2019 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC™ Award, which celebrates promising education initiatives that are improving outcomes for South Carolina’s students. “I am delighted to honor and celebrate these wonderful programs,” said Dick Riley, former two-term Governor of South Carolina and United States…

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Quackenbush Architects receive 3 design awards at AIASC annual meeting

 

Quackenbush Architects + Planners received three American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter (AIASC) awards for its innovative work on two University of South Carolina projects and one Midlands Technical College facility. The annual awards, presented at the AIASC 2019 Design Awards ceremony on September 26, recognize the very best of architecture in the region,…

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Governor, industry leaders, educators & students celebrate manufacturing in SC

 

Gov. McMaster issues proclamation recognizing S.C. Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day In recognition of the importance of manufacturing to South Carolina’s economy, Governor Henry McMaster issued a proclamation declaring the week of September 30th-October 4th as Manufacturing Week and October 4, 2019 as National Manufacturing Day in South Carolina. “South Carolina’s reputation for manufacturing…

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Anna Rice of CompletePR joins 2019 Opportunity Greenville class

 

After a year of living in Greenville, CompletePR’s Anna Rice will be setting aside five Monday afternoons to learn more about the growing city she calls home. Opportunity Greenville is a 5-week program held each Fall to guide participants through the inner workings of Greenville. Participants learn about Greenville’s economy, government, culture and history from…

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Southern First named a top performing bank by Sandler O’Neill

 

Southern First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for Southern First Bank, has been named by Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. as one of the nation’s top performing small-cap banks and thrifts, included in the firm’s Sm-All Stars Class of 2019. Southern First was also included in the Sm-All Stars Class of 2015. The 2019 Sm-All-Star Class…

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 South Carolina Clean Energy Conference to take place in November

 

SCCEBA is revving up for the South Carolina Clean Energy Conference, formerly known as the Clean Energy Summit. This truly a one-of-a-kind conference will allow leading influencers and national energy experts to gain new insights on key topics such as transportation electrification, solar, energy resiliency, and economic development. This year the keynote will be delivered by national transportation…

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Metropolitan area employment and unemployment

 

Unemployment rates were lower in August than a year earlier in 224 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 132 areas, and unchanged in 33 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. A total of 82 areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent and 2 areas had rates of at least 10.0…

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UofSC research partnerships generating over $790 million for the Palmetto State

 

When the University of South Carolina’s Office of Economic Engagement (OEE) first launched six years ago, its goal was to build relationships between researchers and industry partners. True to its mandate, the university has forged ties with global industry giants and is driving hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s economy. The OEE, with…

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Jesica Johnson Mackey joins NP Strategy as Senior Project Advisor

 

Jesica Johnson Mackey, a strategic communicator with more than 10 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, joined NP Strategy to strengthen the teams’ ability to serve its growing client base. “Jesica has hit the ground running,” said Leighton Lord, Managing Partner of NP Strategy. “Her extensive experience on large-scale and complex projects has already…

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Spartanburg Chamber promotes Mary Kathryn Snead to Vice President of Finance

 

Snead will handle financials for the Spartanburg Chamber, Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Spartanburg Economic Futures Group and OneSpartanburg Mary Kathryn Snead, formerly the Director of Finance at the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named Vice President of Finance. In her new and expanded role, Snead will serve as the chief financial staffer…

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Greenville Zoo upgrading on-site veterinary hospital

 

Work is scheduled to begin this week on an expansion and renovation of the Greenville Zoo’s veterinary hospital. The project is designed to provide additional quarantine space along with specialty areas such as a surgical suite, lab, instrument prep, pharmacy and expanded treatment room. The renovation is part of the Greenville Zoo Master Plan, which…

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Dutch Fork Elementary receives national award for Environmental Curriculum and Sustainability Practices

 

Dutch Fork Elementary School Academy of Environmental Sciences in Richland County is the first South Carolina school to be recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Education for environmental, sustainability, and conservation practices. Dutch Fork Elementary was named a 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School at an award ceremony Sept. 27 in Washington,…

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Dominion Energy shares small changes to help customers make big differences during National Energy Action month

 

Fall is the perfect season to think of ways to make your home more energy efficient, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of time or money. “A few small changes can make an impact on energy savings,” said Ginger Greenway, Dominion Energy South Carolina manager of Energy Information Services. “We are committed to…

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Department of Commerce launches Pursuit Pass

 

New tool provides opportunity to access more statewide events The South Carolina Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation, in partnership with the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), today announced the launch of Pursuit Pass, a new tool for individuals to participate in prominent, statewide technology and innovation-related events for a flat rate. The Pursuit Pass offers…

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One Columbia seeks nominations for Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award

 

Nominations accepted through October 28 One Columbia for Arts and Culture announces a request for nominations for the 2019 Stephen G. Morrison Visionary Award. The award is presented to an individual who reflects values and qualities similar to those that Mr. Morrison generously offered in support of the growth and vitality of the City of…

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GSSM’s residential and virtual programs now accepting applications

 

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for its residential and virtual programs. Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org. GSSM is South Carolina’s only two-year, public, residential high school dedicated to the advanced study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. GSSM also offers high-caliber courses in economics and the…

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Vän Robotics receives SC Launch, Inc. Investment

 

SCRA announces a $200,000 SC Launch, Inc. investment in Vän Robotics. The Columbia-based company was accepted into SCRA’s entrepreneurial program, SC Launch, in 2017. . Vän Robotics is revolutionizing student learning by combining artificial intelligence and proven teaching techniques into desktop-sized robots that delight and educate kids. The company’s initial robot, ABii, supports teachers in the classroom and…

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S.C. Department of Commerce awarded grant to support export assistance programs

 

State of South Carolina receives U.S. Small Business Administration grant for eighth year The S.C. Department of Commerce has been awarded a State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the eighth year. This program is designed to support and encourage small business export success. The state was awarded…

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Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County expands through new advocacy subcommittee and vice president of strategic initiatives position

 

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, a leading voice for affordable housing initiatives in South Carolina, has taken two key steps in formalizing its political outreach and advocacy efforts: creating a new Board of Directors advocacy subcommittee and creating the new position of vice president of strategic initiatives. Long-serving Habitat for Humanity senior staff member…

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Midlands Technical College receives $10,000 from Dominion Energy to expand welding programs

 

The Midlands Technical College (MTC) Foundation received a $10,000 grant from Dominion Energy that will enable the college’s welding program to expand capacity for MTC students. The funding will provide for five additional welding machines that students can use to increase the exposure and time they have training for the most advanced welding processes such…

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More Greenville County Schools rated “Excellent” on 2019 SC report cards

 

Thirty-Eight Schools Receive Highest Ranking, 94% of Schools Meet or Exceed State Criteria The South Carolina Department of Education (SDE) released school report cards today, providing a rating of Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, or Unsatisfactory for every school in the state. In Greenville County Schools (GCS), 81 of 86 schools earned ratings of Excellent,…

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KeyMark names a new Vice President of Marketing

 

KeyMark, a leading intelligent automation provider and value-added reseller, has named Greg Aiken as Vice President of Marketing. As Vice President of Marketing, Aiken will oversee all KeyMark marketing initiatives. He will be responsible for creating marketing strategy to address customer needs and delivering profitable growth for KeyMark and its subsidiaries. Aiken will join the…

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Prisma Health welcomes 15 cardiologists from Columbia Heart

 

Cardiology practice joins Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Prisma Health and Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group welcome 15 cardiologists from Columbia Heart to its extensive network of cardiologists. As of Oct. 1, Columbia Heart will be known as Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology Columbia Heart. Columbia Heart cardiologists and their care teams will join Palmetto Health-USC Cardiology which will…

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Salt-N-Pepa to headline Famously Hot New Year in Columbia, S.C., on Dec. 31, 2019

 

Legendary hip-hop trailblazers to perform free concert at S.C.’s largest NYE party Salt-N-Pepa — the legendary hip-hop duo who paved the way for female artists — will perform a free concert at Famously Hot New Year, South Carolina’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, in downtown Columbia, S.C. on Dec. 31, 2019. The performance by the…

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