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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

Online license renewal now available

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) has announced a more convenient way for South Carolina residents to do business with the agency. Most South Carolinians who have a regular (Class D, E, F, [...]

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

Rain barrel workshop November 3

The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop  November 3, from 9 am to noon in an effort to educate citizens on rainwater harvesting and stormwater conservation. Representatives from the [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Events, Government|0 Comments

House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee to Hold Two Additional Hearings

The House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee (HURPC) will hold its fifth and sixth hearings on Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31, 2017, as the group continues to work towards developing a viable plan forward in response to [...]

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