Category Archives: Government

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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Councilmember Tameika Isaac Devine Appointed Vice Chair of National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education, and Families

WASHINGTON – Columbia Councilmember Tameika Isaac Devine has been appointed vice chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Council on Youth, Education, and Families. This council guides and oversees the work of the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families. Additionally, the council fosters peer-learning and networking opportunities for elected municipal leaders; stimulates effective…
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Greater Irmo Chamber honors local leaders at Annual Gala

IRMO, S.C. – On Friday, February 23, 2018, the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce honored nine outstanding Chamber members at the 2018 Annual Gala and Awards Presentation, presented by Crescent Construction, at the Columbia Conference Center. Honorees included the 2018 Ambassador of the Year, Diplomat of the Year, Order of the Okra, Education Award, Non-Profit…
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City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities to Announce Launch of Commercial Retention & Redevelopment Program

Contact: Façade Improvement Program: Gerry Lynn Hall,803-545-3381 or glhall@columbiasc.net Commercial Loans: Bret Whiting, 803.545.3952 or bawhiting@columbiasc.net WHAT: Press Conference WHO: Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Council members, City Officials and City staff WHERE: Columbia Water, 4011 West Beltline Blvd., Columbia, SC WHEN: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. City of Columbia's, Office of Business Opportunities…
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New Director for City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities

New Director for Office of Business Opportunities The City of Columbia has selected Melissa L. Lindler as the new Director for the Office of Business Opportunities. Lindler comes to the City with more than 20 years of experience working for government and non-profit entities. Most recently she served as the Director of District Planning and…
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South Carolina Department of Education Announces Summer Meals Program

Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Health and Nutrition offers local government agencies, school districts, faith-based and private nonprofit organizations an excellent opportunity to provide summer meals to children by becoming a sponsor or a summer meal site for our Summer Meals Program. This program is funded by the United…
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Industry Leaders Make Voices Heard at Annual Business Speaks Event

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Monday held its annual Business Speaks at the State House event, presented by Dominion Energy. The event included a South Carolina State House visit led by the Chamber’s policy team, a legislative forum including Governor McMaster, Speaker Lucas, and Senate President Pro Tempore Leatherman, as well as a networking reception at the…
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Wilson selected to serve on Advisory Board

City Manager Teresa Wilson has been selected to serve on the Carolina Cluster Public-Sector Executive Advisory Board. The Carolina Cluster is comprised of three historically black colleges and universities: Claflin University, Benedict College and Voorhees College. The Advisory Board is comprised of 20 members who are leaders in local government and state agencies. Information gleaned…
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