Category Archives: Government

U.S. Attorney’s Office Concludes 28th Annual Seminar Series on School Safety

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina has wrapped up its 28th Annual Safe Schools Seminars Series. The Safe Schools Seminars bring together law enforcement and school personnel charged with protecting children—such as superintendents, administrators, counselors, school resource officers,…
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U.S. Department of Labor Announces ‘The Right Talent, Right Now’ As Theme for 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced “The Right Talent, Right Now” as the theme for the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The 2019 theme emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are…
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DJJ Youth Earn Beginner’s Permits from DMV

It's an exciting rite of passage for many teenagers - taking the DMV's written test to obtain a Beginner's Permit. Youth at the Department of Juvenile Justice are gearing up for adulthood after recently earning their Beginner's Permits, thanks to an on-going partnership with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. For almost two years…
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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces and Signs Children’s Internet Safety Governor’s Pledge

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette were joined today by representatives from Enough Is Enough (EIE), Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Representative Beth Bernstein, and representatives from Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office to announce the first ever “Children’s Internet Safety Governor’s Pledge.” “Internet safety is one of our biggest concerns…
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DHEC Accepting Nominations for ‘Community Stars’

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nominations are now being accepted for Community Star awards that spotlight some of South Carolina’s advocates for a better environment and healthier communities. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) annually recognizes Community Stars who go above and beyond environmental requirements to build stronger community relationships, promote environmental sustainability and…
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S.C. high school students compete in 23rd annual Envirothon

[caption id="attachment_21935" align="alignleft" width="300"] Teams and coaches pose for a group photo at the 23rd annual South Carolina Envirothon competition, held April 12, 2019 at Clemson University's Sandhill Research and Education Center.[/caption] PONTIAC, S.C. (May 2, 2019) — Twenty-three teams converged on the Sandhill REC site in Pontiac on April 12 for a day of testing in the areas…
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SCDNR Law Enforcement Division Major promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 29, 2019) — After nearly 25 years in law enforcement, Jamie Landrum has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Lt. Col. Landrum started his public servant career at Spartanburg Police Department in 1995 before coming to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as a…
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City of Columbia recognized for environmentally responsible management of electronic assets

[caption id="attachment_21567" align="alignnone" width="999"] (Pictured Terrence Murchinson, Jr., Eric Goodwill, Sylvia White, Mike Paul, Mary Pat Baldauf, Sung Jun Kim.)[/caption] City of Columbia recognized for environmentally responsible management of electronic assets by national sustainability initiative The City of Columbia, South Carolina recently received a Silver award for its achievements in the 2018 State Electronics Challenge;…
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