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Richland County announces board vacancies

Richland County residents can take active roles with local government by applying to serve on one of several boards, committees and commissions. “We value the input, consideration, recommendations and time and energy our board and [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Government|0 Comments

Volunteers needed to serve on boards and commissions.

The Richland Legislative Delegation's Application Review Committee, chaired by Representative Joe McEachem, will be accepting applications from persons who wish to serve as volunteers on the following: Richland/Lexington Airport Commission, Columbia Area Mental Health Board, [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Wilson Praises House Passage of Bill

Bill Funds Military, National Security Projects & SRS Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement after House passage of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act conference report: “As Chairman of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee [...]

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

House Pre-files Utility Ratepayer Protection Legislation Package

Six bills included protect ratepayers and reform state agencies involved in VC Summer collapse (Columbia, SC) – House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after pre-filing six individual bills intended to protect [...]

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

Loftis Announces Winners of FutureScholarHoller Sweepstakes

Two South Carolina Football Fans Selected from Facebook Entries for College Savings Prize Pack and Scholarship State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced the winners of the privately funded Future Scholar Holler Facebook Sweepstakes, which called on [...]

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

Richland County Chief Deputy County Attorney doubles as Reserve Judge Advocate

Bradley T. Farrar, Chief Deputy County Attorney for Richland County As a second-year law student at the University of South Carolina, little did Bradley Farrar know how his life would change after noticing a recruitment [...]

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

State receives extension for REAL ID compliance

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted South Carolina’s request for an implementation extension to become REAL ID compliant. This extension means South Carolina’s current, unexpired driver’s licenses and identification cards will continue [...]

By |November 5th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

It’s time to set higher standard for our politicians

By Billy Oswald South Carolina suffers from a case of low standards. Oh, I’m not talking about the people. South Carolinians are among the most decent, honest, hard-working people you’ll find anywhere. Rather, it’s our [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Op-Ed, Politics|0 Comments

Speaker Lucas Calls for SCANA CEO’s Resignation

(Columbia, SC) - House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement today. “SCANA’s mismanagement of the VC Summer nuclear facility has proven that the company cannot be trusted to promote or protect its [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Pay increases scheduled for EMS, Detention Center personnel

Following a nearly yearlong review by the Richland County Administrator’s Office, the salaries of some Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center employees will increase by 5 percent effective December 1 – [...]

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