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Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell is 22nd President of College of Charleston

 

CHARLESTON, SC – The College of Charleston Board of Trustees announced today that it has finalized South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell’s contract to become the 22nd president of the College of Charleston. The Board of Trustees had voted on March 22 to offer Lt. Gov. McConnell, a 1969 College of Charleston graduate, the position. “We are…

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Completes Over 7.4 Million Square Feet In Transactions In First Quarter; 2014 Q1 Volume Exceeds 2013 Q1

 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the firm’s ten Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina offices completed 419 lease transactions totaling over 3,134,000 square feet and a transactional value of over $111,659,000 during the first quarter of 2014.   Industrial building transactions of 1,975,927 square feet accounted for the largest…

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Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Completes Over 7.4 Million Square Feet In Transactions In First Quarter; 2014 Q1 Volume Exceeds 2013 Q1

 

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the firm’s ten Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina offices completed 419 lease transactions totaling over 3,134,000 square feet and a transactional value of over $111,659,000 during the first quarter of 2014.   Industrial building transactions of 1,975,927 square feet accounted for the largest…

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Co-Founder and CEO of Main Street Genome and Priceline.com Awarded Honorary Degree

 

CHARLESTON, SC –  At The Citadel Graduate College commencement exercises Saturday, May 10, 2014, in McAlister Field House, more than 250 degrees were conferred and awards were presented. Entrepreneur and co-founder of Main Street Genome and Priceline.com, Scott Case, delivered the commencement address. Graduates remarked on the contemporary tone of the address and appreciated Case’s…

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Honorary Degrees Awarded at Corps of Cadets Commencement 2014

 

CHARLESTON, SC – The Citadel Board of Visitors presented honorary degrees to three people—Gen. Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody, the honorable Deborah Lee James, and Lt. Gen. Ellie Givan “Buck” Shuler Jr.—during commencement exercises for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The citations appear in alphabetical order.   Gen. Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody…

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Two Active Duty Marines and Alumni of The Citadel Perform with Country Music Giants

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Lt. Col. Mike Corrado is currently assigned as the Executive Officer, for the Wounded Warrior Regiment, in Quantico, Virginia. Capt. John Auer is serving as the Platoon Commander for the Silent Drill Team located at the Marine Barracks, in Washington, D.C. Both are graduates of The Citadel – Corrado in 1992 and…

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SC Home Front Will Honor Homeless Veterans

 

COLUMBIA, SC – United Way of the Midlands (UWM), The Dorn VA Medical Center (VA), Transitions, and the Midlands Area Consortium for the Homeless (MACH) will collaborate to honor homeless Veterans on May 21, 2014. The event, SC Home Front, will take place on site at Transitions (2025 Main Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201) from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. City…

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Lee & Associates Charleston Represents Buyer in Purchase of Office Building

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Lee & Associates Charleston’s Ryan Welch represented the Buyer, LPR of Charleston, LLC, in the $304,713 sale of a 6,672 SF office building located at 7318 Rab Drive in North Charleston. Walter Barton with REMAX Pro Realty represented the Seller.   Lee & Associates Lee & Associates  provides brokerage, development and propertymanagement…

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Will Sherrod, CCIM Represents the Landlord in the Lease of Retail Space

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Lee & Associates Charleston’s Will Sherrod, CCIM represented the Landlord, Wachesaw Properties LLC, in the lease of 2,250 SF of retail space at 2607 Highway 17 in Garden City, SC to Marco’s Pizza.   Lee & Associates Lee & Associates  provides brokerage, development and propertymanagement with a firm commitment to customer service.…

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Free admission for active military on Memorial Day

 

CHARLESTON, SC –  Free admission to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will be offered on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, to active duty military personnel and their immediate family. This gift to those who serve America only applies to the general garden admission and not the separate tours of the house, swamp garden, nature boat, nature train…

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Travel & Leisure: Magnolia Gardens one of the best in the U.S.

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Travel & Leisure Magazine has named Magnolia Gardens as one of America’s Most Beautiful Gardens. Tom Johnson, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens’ executive director, said Monday that the magazine’s designation affirms that “we are on the right path to restoring the gardens to the Rev. John Grimké Drayton’s vision when he began to expand the gardens…

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New partnership provides Snelling clients easy access to M&A services

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Allegiance Capital Corporation, and Snelling , have created a strategic alliance that provides Snelling clients easy, nationwide access to M&A services. “Snelling is well known across the nation as a provider of premier staffing solutions.  However, we also know our clients need other critical services to meet a wide range of needs, and…

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Avison Young Welcomes Anthony Rowland

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Avison Young welcomes Anthony Rowland as an Associate in Avison Young’s Greenville, SC office. Anthony specializes in commercial brokerage representing landlords, tenants, and investors in negotiations, consulting, and financial analysis. Prior to joining Avison Young, Anthony worked for CBRE in Greenville, SC.  Anthony attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC where he received his…

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Furman Chemistry Professor Paul Wagenknecht Receives NSF Grant to Study Solar Energy

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Paul Wagenknecht, Furman University Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support investigations into cheaper ways to convert solar energy into electricity. Among other technologies, the grant supports research related to optoelectronic devices such as dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), a vehicle for converting solar…

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NAI Avant Adds Hospitality Division in Collaboration with Encore Lodging

 

CHARLESTON, SC – NAI Avant is growing again.  We are very pleased to announce the addition of a hospitality division to the current array of services offered by the NAI Avant team. The hospitality sector of the real estate market has been exceptionally aggressive over the past few years.  Transactions on both the buying and…

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Five Hundred and Eighty Graduate at Tri-County’s Spring Commencement

 

ANDERSON, SC – When Michelin announced in 2012 it would build a new Earthmover tire plant in Anderson County, Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck challenged his team to hire as many local maintenance technicians as possible. When the company opened the 800,000-square -foot manufacturing facility last year, the Michelin team exceeded this goal with…

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Career Change Brings Multiple Jobs Offers for Mechatronics Graduate

 

ANDERSON, SC – Licensed homebuilder Steve Sutton spent the better part of 2012 looking for a job. The housing market crash of 2007 initially didn’t affect the successful owner of Action Construction Company, Inc. but two years later he was forced to close his business.  He worked for two years for an ATM manufacturing company…

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Greenville County Rec’s Waterparks Open May 24

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Greenville County Rec’s waterparks will open this Saturday, May 24 through Memorial Day, May 26.  Discovery Island at Southside Park and Otter Creek at Northside Park will open weekends only until June 6th when they will open seven days a week.  7th Inning Splash at Lakeside Park will open weekends only until June 7.  Please visitwww.greenvillerec.com for hours of operation…

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Wofford College confers degrees to 360 graduates

 

Three honorary degrees, awards to be presented at 160th Commencement ceremony   SPARTANBURG, SC – Dr. Nayef H. Samhat delivered his first Commencement address since becoming Wofford College’s president at the 160th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Degrees were conferred to about 360 graduates, three honorary degrees were presented, and two teaching awards were…

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World Turtle Celebration Kicks-off Memorial Day Weekend at the South Carolina Aquarium

 

Celebrate Terrific Turtles from the Land, Streams and Sea   CHARLESTON, SC – What better way to honor one of the most endearing and symbolic animals of America’s native wildlife than joining the South Carolina Aquarium for World Word Turtle Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 24-25, 2014. Turtle-riffic activities include: See may turtle species as you journey through…

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Mayor Benjamin calls on VA Secretary to resolve hospital issues immediately

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has sent a letter to United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki calling on the Secretary to take immediate action regarding recent allegations of improper care, systemic mismanagement and significant delays in patient care at Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care facilities across the nation including William Jennings…

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Providence Hospitals Announces 2014 Preston Jones Scholarship Recipient

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Providence Hospitals announced its 2014 Dr. Preston A. Jones Memorial Scholarship Award at a ceremony last evening. Recipient Meredith Calcina, a fourth year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, will graduate in May 2014 and is applying to residency programs in Pediatrics. “Her thorough clinical work in…

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Charity Golf Tournament raises over $20,000 for Cancer Care

 

COLUMBIA, SC – On Monday, April 21st the Lexington Medical Center Foundation hosted the Jay Criscione Golf Tournament for Charity at the Lexington Country Club. Over 25 corporate partners participated in this tournament including Platinum sponsors Hood Construction and Lexington Oncology.  Over $21,500 was raised and will support the Lexington Medical Center’s Cancer Care Fund. The…

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NAI Avant Adds Hospitality Division In Collaboration With Encore Lodging, Charleston

 

CHARLESTON, SC – NAI Avant is growing again.  We are very pleased to announce the addition of a hospitality division to the current array of services offered by the NAI Avant team. The hospitality sector of the real estate market has been exceptionally aggressive over the past few years.  Transactions on both the buying and…

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“XLTE” Delivers Added Capacity to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network in South Carolina

 

Doubles network capacity, faster peak speeds in more markets to enhance wireless service for customers GREEENVILLE, SC – Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest technology – known as XLTE – to more South Carolina locations to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers. More than half of Verizon’s 4G LTE 500-plus…

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“XLTE” Delivers Added Capacity to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network in South Carolina

 

Doubles network capacity, faster peak speeds in more markets to enhance wireless service for customers GREEENVILLE, SC – Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest technology – known as XLTE – to more South Carolina locations to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers. More than half of Verizon’s 4G LTE 500-plus…

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Avison Young Commercial Sale – 490 Long Point Road

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Avison Young commercial real estate is pleased to announce that Jeremy Willits and Gerry Schauer represented the sellers, William and Joanne O’Shea, in the sale of a 3,000 SF office building  located at 490 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, to Custom Climate Heating & Air, Inc.  Shep Benjamin of Caldwell Commercial…

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Avison Young Office Lease – 1415 Stuart Engals Blvd.

 

  CHARLESTON, SC – Avison Young commercial real estate is pleased to announce that Gerry Schauer represented NAFC in the leasing of a 1,317 SF office space located at 1415 Stuart Engals Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  Jeremy Willits of Avison Young represented the Landlord, TS Investments, LLC.  

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TD Bank Names Danielle Fredey Head of Retail Channel Originations

 

LEXINGTON, SC – TD Bank has named Danielle Fredey Head of Retail Channel Originations. She is responsible for leading a team that manages mortgage and consumer lending operations. She also underwrites and oversees quality assurance and exception management for TD Bank’s Home Equity Line of Credit portfolio. Fredey has more than twenty-four years of banking…

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Walmart Donates Major Gift to Senior Resources’ Meals On Wheels Program

 

COLUMBIA, SC – The Walmart Foundation, through its State Giving Program, has awarded Senior Resources a $47,817 grant to help reduce its Meals on Wheels waiting list.  A check presentation will be held Wednesday, May 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church, one of Senior Resources’ Meals on Wheels distribution sites.  This generous grant…

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City of Cayce Honors Local Leaders

 

CAYCE, SC – The City of Cayce City Council Members, Mayor Elise Partin, City Manager, Rebecca Vance, and additional City staff visited the South Carolina Statehouse yesterday as Governor Nikki Haley proclaimed May 14th as the City of Cayce Day in South Carolina. Mayor Partin honored State Senator Nikki Setzler (D – Lexington Co.) and State Representative Kenny Bingham (R –  Lexington Co.)…

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University of South Carolina home to Pat Conroy’s archive

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Pat Conroy’s archive, which includes handwritten manuscripts of his 11 books, family scrapbooks and personal diaries packed with story ideas, poems and musings, now belongs to the University of South Carolina. The collection will be housed in the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library on the Columbia, S.C., campus. It chronicles the work…

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Junior League Of Columbia’s Community Enrichment Grant RFP Now Open

 

COLUMBIA, SC –  The Junior League of Columbia’s (JLC) Community Enrichment Grant Program is now open for applications from Midlands area nonprofit organizations. The purpose of the JLC Community Enrichment Grant Program is to assist like-minded community partners in their efforts to improve lives in the greater Midlands area. The JLC is an organization that promotes…

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Voterheads Weekly Update – May 19

 

    Various fees could be up and down in Mauldin this week while Columbia continues its discussion to sell the old baseball stadium. Featured Items for this week SC – City of Columbia Tuesday, May 20 at 10:08AM EDT CITY COUNCIL MEETING ZONING PUBLIC HEARING 12. Ordinance No.: 2014-040 (Amended) – Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Fifth…

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Voterheads Weekly Update – May 19

 

    Various fees could be up and down in Mauldin this week while Columbia continues its discussion to sell the old baseball stadium. Featured Items for this week SC – City of Columbia Tuesday, May 20 at 10:08AM EDT CITY COUNCIL MEETING ZONING PUBLIC HEARING 12. Ordinance No.: 2014-040 (Amended) – Authorizing the City Manager to execute a Fifth…

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Worthington Industries To Expand Florence County Operations For Second Time In Two Years

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Worthington Industries Engineered Cabs LLC, a market leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality, custom-engineered operator cabs for industrial mobile equipment, is expanding its South Carolina manufacturing operations in Florence County for the second time in two years. The $2.5 million investment will result in 40 new jobs. The company will expand its…

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Worthington Industries To Expand Florence County Operations For Second Time In Two Years

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Worthington Industries Engineered Cabs LLC, a market leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality, custom-engineered operator cabs for industrial mobile equipment, is expanding its South Carolina manufacturing operations in Florence County for the second time in two years. The $2.5 million investment will result in 40 new jobs. The company will expand its…

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Leadership Columbia Class Unveils Completed Class Project

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Leadership Columbia, a program for existing and emerging leaders sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, unveiled their class project yesterday on the grounds of The Hearth Center for Eating Disorders. The Leadership Columbia Class of 2014 (LC14) project, a renovation of a 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom cottage and the addition of…

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Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs Calls for Award Nominations

 

CHARLESTON, SC – The Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs premiere CEO Roundtable Series at the N.Y. TimesCenter will be September 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This one-day event will feature national CEOs discussing what every entrepreneur should know, how to grow their business and how to exit successfully. The Oxford Center will present their prestigious entrepreneurial awards…

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County to Celebrate Public Works Week

 

COLUMBIA, SC – Richland County is bringing out the heavy equipment next week to celebrate National Public Works Week. The County’s Public Works Division is holding a parade featuring a variety of vehicles and equipment used in road building and maintenance. Following the parade of backhoes, excavators and more, residents can visit different booths to…

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Lee & Associates Charleston Represents Buyer in $2,325,000 Sale of an Industrial Building

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Lee & Associates Charleston’s Thomas G. Buist, Jr., SIOR represented the Buyer, Nuna Holdings, LLC, in the $2,325,000 sale of a 40,000 SF industrial building located at 915 Commerce Circle in Hanahan, SC.   Lee & Associates Lee & Associates  provides brokerage, development and property management with a firm commitment to customer service.…

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Avison Young Retail Lease on N. Pleasantburg Drive

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Avison Young commercial real estate is pleased to announce that John Odom and Kyle Putnam represented MCRS Properties, LLC in the leasing of 1,400 SF of retail space located at 3280 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Unit C in Greenville, South Carolina, to CIGH Property Holdings, Inc.   About Avison Young Founded in 1978, Avison Young…

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Universidad Central de Bayamón, Sherman College Sign Transfer Agreement

 

SPARTANBURG, SC – Sherman College of Chiropractic and Universidad Central de Bayamón (UCB) in Puerto Rico recently signed a transfer agreement to simplify student admission into the doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College. Under the agreement, students can to take their prerequisite 90 semester hours at UCB, and then transfer into Sherman College’s doctor of…

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Duke Energy Carolinas to Build Natural Gas Plant in South Carolina

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Duke Energy Carolinas announced today it will build and operate a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle plant at the existing Lee Steam Station site in Anderson County, S.C. The North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation will own 100 megawatts of the project. The decision to move forward with this project is part of…

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Rainbow International Raises $36,000 at 4th Annual Rainbow Charity Golf Classic

 

COLUMBIA, SC – On May 6th, Rainbow International of Columbia hosted the 4th Annual Rainbow Charity Golf Classic and Auction at Cobblestone Park Golf Course. This event benefits two young mothers battling cancer and a local charity with a similar interest and goal. The results of this year’s event proved to be the best yet…

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Former CSC Director Joins TCube Solutions

 

Chris Mercer brings 29 years experience in P&C systems integration and innovation  COLUMBIA, SC, May 13, 2014: TCube Solutions, Inc. announced today the addition of Chris Mercer to TCube’s team of experts delivering solutions to the Property & Casualty Industry. Mercer joins TCube from CSC, Computer Sciences Corp., where he was Director – Product Management. …

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Duke Energy Carolinas to build natural gas plant in South Carolina

 

GREENVILLE, SC – Duke Energy Carolinas announced today it will build and operate a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle plant at the existing Lee Steam Station site in Anderson County, S.C. The North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation will own 100 megawatts of the project. The decision to move forward with this project is part of…

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The Rally Foundation Awards MUSC $20,000 Childhood Cancer Research Grant

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally), a national non-profit organization, is proud to award a $20,000 Rally for Research Grant to The Medical University of South Carolina to support Dr. Jacqueline Kraveka and her research on “Targeting Dihydroceramide Desaturase in Neuroblastoma.”  This grant is co-funded with Vs. Cancer Foundation, a non-profit…

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College of Charleston Graduates to Make an Impact in Healthcare

 

CHARLESTON, SC – This fall, more than 112 College of Charleston graduates will enroll in medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy and nursing schools. Students have been offered positions at the following medical, dental and veterinary colleges: Medical University of South Carolina, USC Greenville, USC Columbia, UNC Chapel Hill, East Carolina, Tufts University, Temple University, University of…

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Jarrard, Nowell & Russell Promotes Pat Odom

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC, a Charleston-based certified public accounting and business advisory firm, has named Pat Odom senior accountant. Odom, who has been with the firm since 2012, previously served as a staff accountant. In his new role, he will provide tax preparation and reporting for corporate, partnership, individual, and nonprofit clients…

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