Category Archives: Government

Richland County Council Approves Contracts for Construction of Sidewalk Projects

Richland County, S.C. – Richland County Council approved awarding contracts for the construction of three sidewalk projects under the Richland Penny Program during their regular session meeting. Orion Construction Company will receive a contract for the Sidewalk Package S-4, or Wiley Street, for approximately $75,000. The work under the contract includes constructing a 5-foot wide…
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Municipal Association of SC elects new officers, board member

Walterboro Mayor Bill Young has become president of the Municipal Association of SC. Young was elected president by the Association's board at its December meeting to fill the unexpired term of the former president who became ineligible to serve. Association by-laws call for the board to fill this position until the next membership meeting in…
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Lexington County’s Register of Deeds to retire at end of year

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Debra Gunter, who has served 20 years as Lexington County’s Register of Deeds, will retire from the post at the end of the year. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to serve the citizens of Lexington County,” Gunter said. “I’m thankful for all the support I’ve received not only from the…
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Jimmie Williamson named state employee of year

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The S.C. Association of Regional Councils of Government named James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, Ph.D., president of the SC Technical College System, as State Employee of the Year. Williamson was recognized for his exceptional support and commitment to education and workforce in South Carolina. “I am honored to accept this award from the…
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Richland 101 Course Gives Insight into County Services, Programs

Registration is open for the 2016 edition of Richland 101, a free course on the basics of Richland County Government. Richland 101 classes will begin 6:15 p.m. each Monday and Thursday in April. Classes will be held at several locations and cover a variety of topics to give participants insight into how tax dollars are…
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Penny Tax Bikeways Plan proposal worries cycling community

Feb. 4, 2016 (Columbia, SC) -- Richland County residents have just one day left to submit concerns to info@richlandpenny.com about the Richland County Penny Tax transportation plan, where local bicycle  transportation advocates claim that $22 million dollars will be misspent on a "band-aid" solution that could cause more harm than good. According to findings this week,…
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Taylor Re-Elected S.C. Sea Grant Board Chair

[caption id="attachment_923" align="alignleft" width="255"] Col. Alvin A. Taylor, photo courtesy of S.C. Department of Natural Resources.[/caption] Charleston, S.C.— Col. Alvin A. Taylor, director of S.C. Department of Natural Resources, has been re-elected chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors. Taylor began his second one-year term on January 1, 2016. “I am pleased to…
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Richland County to Hold Public Meeting for Gills Creek Greenway Project

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. - Richland County Government and the Richland Penny Program Development Team are hosting a public meeting to inform and seek input from citizens on the proposed Gills Creek Section A Greenway Project. The meeting format will be an open house to include informational displays. Project managers will be available to present options…
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SC Wildlife Federation to Increase Focus on Enhancing Natural Habitats

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) has named Laura Blake-Orr as Wildlife Habitat Manager. In this role she will, plan, coordinate, implement and oversee all Habitat Programs of the SCWF including the Backyard, Community, Schoolyard and Wildlife and Industry Together (WAIT) Wildlife Habitat Programs. There are four basic ingredients to turn any landscape into a…
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