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House Committee to Hold Hearing on Friday

Will receive briefing on Bechtel Report’s content and hear testimony from SCANA/SCE&G executives The House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee (HURPC) will hold its second hearing this week as the group continues to work towards developing a viable [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

SCDOT to host information meeting on I-20/26/126

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) invites the public to attend the upcoming Reasonable Alternatives Public Information Meeting to provide feedback on improvements for “Malfunction Junction” through the Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Corridor Project. The [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Richland County partners with ‘Columbia Relief’ for hurricane victims

Richland County is joining the City of Columbia, Lexington County, the University of South Carolina and other community partners to maximize efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Columbia Relief (columbiarelief.org) initiative combines city, [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Beware of phony hurricane charities

In response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, many South Carolinians are searching for ways to help victims. Secretary of State Mark Hammond advises consumers to be on the lookout for fake charities [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Comptroller to publish gas tax spending

S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom says his office has spent recent months developing procedures to track revenues generated by the new road-funding law -- which raises the gas tax and vehicle registration fees -- and post [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

For James Smith, 9/11 has special meaning

The annual September 11th observance holds special meaning for one area lawmaker. Rep. James Smith, whose S.C. House district stretches from Northwest Richland and the St. Andrews area to downtown Columbia, has fought the Taliban [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Military, Politics|0 Comments

County names new small business manager

Richland County has selected a new manager to lead its Office of Small Business Opportunity and help strengthen and support the local small business community. Angela McCallum will oversee the office, known as the “OSBO,” [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Business, Government|0 Comments

NRC Names New Resident Inspector at Summer Nuclear Plant

Nuclear Regulatory Commission regional officials in Atlanta have named Eliza Hilton as the agency’s resident inspector at the Summer nuclear power plant, located near Jenkinsville, S.C., about 26 miles northwest of Columbia. Hilton joined the [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

SCDOT Activates Storm Resources Web Page

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has activated a Hurricane Irma page on the agency’s website, www.scdot.org, to provide one location for online resources to help motorists cope with the storm. The site features evacuation [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

County buying flood prone areas

County residents whose properties were substantially damaged during the October 2015 flood will soon have the opportunity to participate in a buyout program that will prevent future homes from being built in flood prone areas. [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Government|0 Comments