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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

Richland County to repair or replace damaged carts

Richland County is launching a mission to repair and replace damaged trash and recycle roll carts after an audit of its more than 160,000 receptacles found some were no longer in good working condition. Beginning [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Deadline nears for flood assistance

As the June 15 deadline nears for Richland County residents affected by the October 2015 flood to register for federal housing aid, four community meetings are scheduled for homeowners to complete and submit applications on [...]

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

HUD allocates more money for Flood Recovery

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced May 18 it is providing a total of $163 million in additional funding to several states struggling to rebuild after natural disasters struck in 2015 [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Statewide effort targets youth alcohol abuse

For the eighth year, an enforcement and education blitz coordinated by the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) has helped focus attention on the dangers of underage alcohol use. Through the [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Feds reach settlement with Richland on ADA compliant voting

United States Attorney Beth Drake has announced a settlement with the Richland County Board of Elections & Voter Registration to ensure accessibility of polling sites to persons with disabilities. The agreement requires the Richland County [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Three Rivers Greenway projects get green light

Work on the first phase of the Three Rivers Greenway Extension in Richland County is expected to begin in the next two months after County Council awarded a $5.9 million contract to AOS Specialty Contractors, [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Richland County Transportation Director resigns

Richland County’s first director of its Transportation Program funded by a voter-approved penny sales tax increase is leaving his post to accept a job at the SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Rob Perry, who is [...]

By |May 18th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Richland making spring cleaning easier

Richland County is making spring cleaning a little easier for residents by sprucing up its services, promoting collection tips and reminding residents to responsibly dispose of unwanted household junk at Richland Recycles Day this weekend. [...]

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

Richland gives first reading of budget

Richland County Council gave first reading by title only to its first two-year budget April 27. It totals more than $1.7 billion for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. As proposed by the County Administrator, the [...]

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