Category Archives: Government

Rural Infrastructure Authority awards $4.9 million in grants for water projects

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Recognizing that rural South Carolina needs to have the infrastructure necessary to support community development and growth, the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) recently awarded $4.9 million in grants for water, sewer and drainage projects across the state. This brings the total new project awards for the year to $14.5 million…
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Deadline for voter registration in Richland County is May 14

Saturday, May 14, 2016 is the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming June 14, 2016 Primary Election. The Richland County Voter Registration and Elections Office will be open on Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00am – 12:00pm to ensure that the citizens of Richland County have an opportunity to register to vote for the…
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SCDOT Receives 2 Awards During April Commission Meeting

The South Carolina Department of Transportation received two awards on Thursday, April 21, 2016, including a top honor for using recycled materials to repair roads. Both awards were given during the April Commission meeting in Columbia. The Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) presented the Richard E. Lowell President’s Award to South Carolina Secretary of…
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City Manager Teresa Wilson receives Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award

Columbia City Manager Teresa Wilson was recognized at the 18th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Wilson was selected as an honoree because of her tireless efforts and dedicated public service during the historic October 2015 flood. The Whitney  M. Young, Jr. Service Award Banquet was hosted by…
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Penny Tax road projects beginning in Richland County

Improvements for local intersections will begin through the Richland County Transportation Penny Program.  Richland County has awarded a contract for six intersection improvements to C.R. Jackson, Inc., a locally-owned construction contractor in Columbia.  Richland County is sensitive to the impact that these improvement projects may have on residents and business owners in the area; however,…
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Richland County to Receive State’s First Charters of Freedom Monument

(RICHLAND PIO) – The grounds at the Richland County Administration Building soon will feature a monument with replicas of the nation’s most revered documents – the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Richland County Council voted to accept a gift from Foundation Forward, Inc., to receive South Carolina’s first Charters…
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DEW Business Intelligence director joins national advisory board

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Business Intelligence Director Brenda Lisbon has been invited to serve on the national Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) for a three-year term. Lisbon was appointed director of Business Intelligence (BI) in 2014. Previously, she was the assistant director of BI, formerly known as Labor Market Information. “We are…
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Richland County Council is engaging citizens in shaping local government policies

Richland County, S.C.— Richland County Council provides a wide variety of Boards and Commissions that encourages its members to participate in discussions that affect and shape the future of the County. County Council believes it is not only the right, but the responsibility of interested and capable citizens to become engaged in local government policy…
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Flood Recovery Efforts Focus on Securing Funding, Providing Assistance

From waiving fees for building permits to establishing an “email hotline” for flood-related questions, Richland County is working to help residents and businesses navigate long-term flood recovery. County officials continue to meet with state and federal representatives about disaster recovery funding. County officials were notified in February that Richland County will receive $23.5 million in…
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Updated Yard Ordinance Gives Owners More Time to Remedy Problems

(RICHLAND PIO) – An updated Richland County ordinance gives residents more time to get weeds and other rank vegetation under control before citations are written. The ordinance now allows a property owner 30 days, instead of 10, to comply with a notice served by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Additionally, if a property is determined…
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