Category Archives: Government

Rep. Gary Simrill and Nella Barkley to receive Wilkins Leadership Awards

State Rep. Gary Simrill (R-York) and Nella Barkley, community leader and president of Crystal-Barkley Corporation, will receive The Riley Institute at Furman University’s 2019 David H. Wilkins Leadership Awards recognizing outstanding legislative and civic leadership in the state. The awards will be presented on the first night of the legislative session, Jan. 14, 2020, at…
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USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 31 States Including South Carolina

Columbia — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced that USDA is investing $201 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 31 states. “Modern, reliable and accessible infrastructure is critical to economic development and quality of life,” LaVoy said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture…
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SCDNR Board Member presented award at annual dinner

[caption id="attachment_24223" align="alignleft" width="960"] Pictured (left to right): Tim Sorrells, Duane Swygert, Sam Wyche, Bob Williams.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. — At an annual dinner for the South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Board Member Duane Swygert was presented the “Man of the Year” award for his outstanding…
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Assistant U.S. Attorney to Join Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman

COLUMBIA -- Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC is honored to announce that William Camden (Will) Lewis will be joining the law firm. He is presently employed at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina in Columbia, where he has worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for more than 3 years. After…
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The S.C. Service Commission Announces $3.5 Million for AmeriCorps State Programs

South Carolina, Columbia – The Governor-appointed South Carolina Service Commission has received and awarded $3.4 Million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The United Way Association of South Carolina is thrilled to announce this news! This award will be matched with…
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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Internships

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2019. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students…
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South Carolina Senator Ronnie Cromer Recognized

[caption id="attachment_23577" align="alignleft" width="2448"] A thirty year member of the South Carolina Army National Guard, Cromer served in the first Persian Gulf War and in Operation Desert Shield/Storm receiving several distinguished service honors and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. (Photo by Phillip Jones)[/caption] Van McCarty, the adjutant general for South Carolina recognizes South Carolina Senator…
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USDA Has More Than $400 Million Still Available for Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency Loan Guarantees

Funding Helps Farmers, Rural Small Businesses and Ag Producers Cut Energy Costs WASHINGTON, July 18, 2019– Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today encouraged farmers, rural small businesses and agricultural producers to apply for financing in a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that provides loan guarantees to help rural…
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