Category Archives: Government

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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S.C. Chamber Urging Citizens To Join Efforts And Call On Senators To Fix Roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. – State Chamber of Commerce President Ted Pitts released the following statement announcing the #SCSPEAKSOUT For Roads Campaign. As concerned South Carolinians write in about the need for senators to fix our roads, the consequences of the Senate’s inaction become clearer and clearer. “The business community has long called for our roads and…
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Columbia seeks public comment on Recreational Trails Program

The City of Columbia is soliciting public comment on its application to the FY2015-2017 SCPRT Recreational Trails Program. All interested citizens are invited to provide input and comments by attending the City Council meeting on March 1 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1737 Main Street. The…
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Columbia seeks to fill Facade Improvement Review Committee architect vacancy

The City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities is accepting applications to fill the Architect vacancy on the Façade Improvement Review Committee. The purpose of this committee is to review, score, and approve/deny façade improvement project applications. The term of office is three (3) years.  Meetings are 10:00 am the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each…
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Columbia City Council votes to end Water/Sewer funds transfer

Columbia City Council made good on its commitment to eliminate the process of transferring money out of the City of Columbia’s Water/Sewer Fund responsibly without raising taxes, limiting services or cutting funds to public safety at a Council Work Session today. Mayor Steve Benjamin's motion, passed by Council with a unanimous 5-0 vote, commits the…
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Richland County Council Approves Contracts for Construction of Sidewalk Projects

Richland County, S.C. – Richland County Council approved awarding contracts for the construction of three sidewalk projects under the Richland Penny Program during their regular session meeting. Orion Construction Company will receive a contract for the Sidewalk Package S-4, or Wiley Street, for approximately $75,000. The work under the contract includes constructing a 5-foot wide…
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Municipal Association of SC elects new officers, board member

Walterboro Mayor Bill Young has become president of the Municipal Association of SC. Young was elected president by the Association's board at its December meeting to fill the unexpired term of the former president who became ineligible to serve. Association by-laws call for the board to fill this position until the next membership meeting in…
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Lexington County’s Register of Deeds to retire at end of year

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Debra Gunter, who has served 20 years as Lexington County’s Register of Deeds, will retire from the post at the end of the year. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to serve the citizens of Lexington County,” Gunter said. “I’m thankful for all the support I’ve received not only from the…
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Jimmie Williamson named state employee of year

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The S.C. Association of Regional Councils of Government named James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, Ph.D., president of the SC Technical College System, as State Employee of the Year. Williamson was recognized for his exceptional support and commitment to education and workforce in South Carolina. “I am honored to accept this award from the…
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