Category Archives: Government

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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Columbia accepting applications for board vacancies

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill vacancies on various boards. Board of Zoning Appeals Seeking 2 candidates. The purpose of the Board is to hear applications for variances to the development standards of the Zoning Ordinance, for special exceptions, and for administrative appeals where a person claims that the Zoning Administrator has…
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City of Columbia accepting applications to fill board and commission vacancies

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Seeking several 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 facing…
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Cayce Mayor Pro Tem Skip Jenkins appointed to National League of Cities crime prevention committee

CAYCE, SC – Cayce’s District Two City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem, Skip Jenkins, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Public Safety & Crime Prevention committee. This committee is responsible for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fires, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness…
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City of Columbia seeks to fill vacancy on Planning Commission

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The purpose of this board is to develop and maintain a continuing planning program which will benefit City of Columbia residents; to provide a mutual forum to identify, discuss, study and address local development issues and opportunities; to foster, develop…
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