Category Archives: Government

Columbia Man Named June DSS Employee of the Month

[caption id="attachment_10208" align="alignleft" width="300"] Larry McNeil, Employee Safety & Law Enforcement Liaison[/caption] June 23, 2017 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) recently established a program to recognize staff members who perform their jobs exceptionally well, go above and beyond what is expected of them, and in doing so, demonstrates our core principles…
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S.C. Chamber Releases 2017 Legislative Scorecard

Members of General Assembly Honored For Pro-Business Voting Records COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce today released its annual 2017 Legislative Scorecard. In this year’s scorecard, the Chamber recognizes “Business Champions,” who earned a perfect score of 100%, and “Business Advocates,” who earned a score of at least 90%, for their support of pro-jobs,…
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Two Richland Library Locations Temporarily Closing

Columbia, SC- In an effort to expedite construction and ensure the safety of our customers, Richland Library is temporarily closing our Northeast location (7490 Parklane Road) and Wheatley location (931 Woodrow Street) at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 1. Both projects are expected to last 12-18 months. Because both properties are restricted, we are prohibited from…
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Blythewood Woman Named June Employee of the Month

June 22, 2017 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) recently established a program to recognize staff members who perform their jobs exceptionally well, go above and beyond what is expected of them, and in doing so, demonstrates our core principles of competence, courage, and compassion. Ann Thigpen, Human Services Specialist II,…
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DSS Names New Williamsburg County Director

[caption id="attachment_10085" align="alignleft" width="195"] Tara Bradshaw, Director of Williamsburg County DSS[/caption] Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) named Tara Bradshaw as Director of Williamsburg County DSS on June 2, 2017.  Ms. Bradshaw has been serving as Interim County Director in Williamsburg since the retirement of Barbara Parrott in September 2016.…
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The City of Columbia has Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. Central Midlands Council of Governments Seeking two (2) Applicants for Appointment. Applicant must reside within the city limits. The purpose of this Council is to prepare studies and make recommendations on matters affecting the public health, control, utilities,…
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Mayor Benjamin welcomes new Mayor’s Fellows to City Hall

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin welcomes 15 students this summer to the Mayor’s Fellows program. The program provides both undergraduate and graduate-level students with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of how a high-energy local government operates. The fellowship caters to students seeking course credit or to those simply wishing to gain public service experience. To…
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Richland County to Repair or Replace Damaged Roll Carts

(Richland PIO)― Richland County is launching a mission to repair and replace damaged trash and recycle roll carts after an audit of its more than 160,000 receptacles found some were no longer in good working condition. Beginning June 6, crews will visit homes and businesses served by Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling (SW&R) to…
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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Next DAODAS Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Sara Goldsby as the next director of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). Goldsby has served as Acting Director of the agency since August of 2016. “Sara has served passionately during her time at DAODAS and, as Acting Director, has proven…
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