Category Archives: Government

South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas to present keynote at Wilkins Awards Dinner Jan. 8 in Columbia

[caption id="attachment_19002" align="alignleft" width="257"] S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas will offer remarks during a dinner recognizing winners of the David H. Wilkins Awards for Excellence in Legislative and Civic Leadership.[/caption] South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas will offer remarks on principled leadership Tuesday, Jan. 8, at a Columbia dinner honoring the recipients of the David…
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South Carolina Wildlife celebrates 65 years

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 3, 2018 — January 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of our state’s beloved South Carolina Wildlife magazine. To celebrate, a very special commemorative edition has been prepared for its faithful family of subscribers and outdoor enthusiasts across the state. Gifting or subscribing before Dec. 15, 2018 is encouraged to receive the January/February…
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S.C. Chamber Unveils Blueprint for Comprehensive Tax Reforms

“Roadmap” Published by Tax Foundation Will Guide Business Community, Legislature COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce today unveiled a blueprint for comprehensive tax reforms published by the Tax Foundation and the S.C. Chamber Foundation entitled, “South Carolina: A Roadmap for Tax Reform.” The document takes a comprehensive look at the state’s current tax structure,…
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SCDNR Director recognized with prestigious award

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Director Alvin Taylor was recognized for his service to the state by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AWFA). Director Taylor was awarded the National Association of Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Legacy Award on Nov. 14 for his dedication to conservation efforts. Director Colonel Eddie Henderson with…
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Treasurer Curtis Loftis Appoints Melissa Simmons to Expanded Role at State Treasurer’s Office

[caption id="attachment_18460" align="alignnone" width="4088"] Melissa Simmons, Director of the Banking & Investments Division for the State Treasurer's Office[/caption] South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has appointed Melissa D. Simmons, CPA, CFP as Director of Banking and Investments for the agency. Simmons joined the State Treasurer’s Office staff in August 2016, as a Senior Assistant State Treasurer…
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SC Board of Financial Institutions Announces National Accreditation of Office of the Commissioner of Banking

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 7, 2018) – The South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions announced today that its Office of the Commissioner of Banking has received accreditation from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). CSBS President and Chief Executive Officer John Ryan presented the Certificate of Accreditation to State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and State Commissioner…
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Riley Institute at Furman University announces winners of Wilkins Leadership Awards

[gallery size="medium" link="none" columns="2" ids="17948,17949"] Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Sen. John W. Matthews, Jr. (D-Orangeburg) and Charlotte Berry of Columbia, a lifetime philanthropist and community leader, will be recipients of the 2018 David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative and civic leadership in the state. The winners will be honored at the…
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Cayce Police Captain Graduates from the FBI National Academy

[caption id="attachment_17965" align="alignleft" width="150"] Capt. J. Gleaton[/caption] CAYCE, SC: The City of Cayce is proud to announce that Captain James “Jimmy” Gleaton of the Cayce Department of Public Safety (CDPS) graduated from the 273rd Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA) on September 13, 2018. Captain Gleaton, whom has been with the…
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