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County seeks input about housing and development

Richland County is seeking public input about its recently drafted plan to address housing and development issues in neighborhoods across the County. The Office of Community Development organized nine public meetings in May as well [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Clint Hammond named to Real Estate Appraisers Board

Mortgage Network, Inc., one of the largest, privately held independent mortgage companies in the eastern U.S, is has announced Clint Hammond, branch manager of its Columbia office, has been appointed to the South Carolina Real [...]

By |July 23rd, 2017|Business, Government|0 Comments

SCDOT Embarks on a 10-Year Plan to Rebuild South Carolina’s Highway System

SCDOT has mapped out a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges all across the state. The foundation of this mission begins July 1. The Roads Bill passed by the [...]

By |July 16th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Contract awarded to repair Wilson Boulevard

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) awarded a repair contract July 10 for US 21 (Wilson Boulevard) in Richland County, according to Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall. “This is good news the community of [...]

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

Open-government movement has come a long way

  Richard EckstromS.C. Comptroller   It was ten years ago this month that I began developing plans for what would eventually become the state’s Fiscal Transparency Website -- one of the first such [...]

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

New roads bill brings changes to buying and registering vehicles

  As of July 1 people who now purchase or register vehicles in South Carolina will owe a new type of fee, replacing the sales tax they’re used to paying. Due to legislation commonly referred [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Eckstrom adds information to fiscal transparency website

In an effort to continue enhancing government transparency in South Carolina, state Controller Richard Eckstrom’s office has added new public interest information to the S.C. Fiscal Transparency Website. This additional information goes beyond the website’s [...]

By |July 9th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

System helps Richland keep carts in place 

Richland County is keeping tabs on its 160,000 trash and recycle roll carts with a technology commonly used in pets, library materials and the bibs of road race participants. The tracking system involves small radio-frequency [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Highway Workers’ Safety Act becomes law

Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall, members of the SCDOT Commission, members of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation and others joined Governor Henry McMaster in Aiken Wednesday afternoon as he signed House Bill H. 4033 into [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Richland County earns national honor

Richland County Community Development is once again the recipient of a national award for showcasing the many resources provided to residents through Community Development Block Grants. The John A. Sasso Award – named after the [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Government|0 Comments