Category Archives: Government

Cayce Mayor Elise Partin to Run for Third Full Term in November 2018

[caption id="attachment_16024" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cayce Mayor Elise Partin to Run for Third Full Term in November 2018[/caption] First female mayor seeks next term after 10 years in office July 20, 2018 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Cayce, S.C. Mayor Elise Partin formally announces her candidacy for re-election for a third full term to the office of Mayor…
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Midlands mayors lead statewide, national efforts

JUNE 20, 2018 (COLUMBIA, S.C.): Three active members of the Midlands Mayors Forum have stepped forward to lead statewide and national civic leadership organizations, putting to further use the wisdom and experience they’ve gained in the Midlands. Since last summer, Cayce Mayor Elise Partin has served as president of the Municipal Association of South Carolina;…
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Kershaw County named All-America City

Kershaw County named All-America City Kershaw County, SC – Kershaw County has been named a 2018 All-America City by the National Civic League at its annual awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado. Twenty finalists were selected to provide a community presentation to the panel of award judges. Following the presentations, Kershaw County was chosen as one…
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in favor of local businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can require businesses with no physical presence in the state to collect sales tax. The 5-4 decision determined that “economic and virtual contacts” are enough to create a “substantial nexus” with the state allowing the state to require collection. “This decision is great news for our local…
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Felicia Johnson appointed Commissioner of state VR agency

Felicia W. Johnson of Columbia has been appointed as Commissioner of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (VR). The department prepares and assists South Carolinians with disabilities to achieve and maintain competitive integrated employment. Commissioner Johnson had served in the role on an interim basis since July 1of last year. She began her work with the…
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It’s Municipal Clerk Week in South Carolina

It's Municipal Clerks Week in South Carolina (bit.ly/clerksweek). The General Assembly deemed it so with resolutions recently passed by the House and Senate. Goose Creek Rep. Joe Daning (former city councilmember) and Manning Senator Kevin Johnson (former mayor and former president of the Municipal Association) introduced the resolutions. The position of city clerk is the…
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Municipal Association recognized for excellence in communications projects

[caption id="attachment_14850" align="alignnone" width="1495"] Municipal Association communications team-Reba Campbell, deputy executive director; Meredith Houck, creative services and website manager; Sarita Chourey, content manager[/caption] The Municipal Association of South Carolina was recognized with six awards for communications projects at this week’s Mercury Awards hosted by the SC Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The…
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Office of Civil Rights Manager Named DSS March Employee of the Month

April 24, 2018 -- Stephanie Williams, Program Coordinator, Individual and Provider Rights, State Office, was recently named Employee of the Month, one of four selected for March. Ms. Williams manages the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) ensuring statewide compliance with federal and state Civil Rights laws, ADA, 504, Title VI regulations, policies, and procedures. OCR…
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SCDOT’s Spring Spruce Up Litter Collection Results

Thousands of South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Maintenance workers and volunteers from various SCDOT offices spent Thursday March 22 collecting litter on highways in every county of the state. Those efforts resulted in the collection of over 20,000 (20,170) bags of litter. Those bags, plus items that were too large to fit in bags filled over…
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Municipal Association of SC communications projects recognized by S.C. Press Association

The S.C. Press Association has recognized five communications projects from the Municipal Association of South Carolina with awards. The Municipal Association represents the state’s 271 cities and towns. It provides training, advocacy at the state and federal levels, and programs that give local officials the tools they need to provide quality services. The projects recognized…
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