Category Archives: Government

Anderson County Native Kevin Capell to Join Anderson Chamber in New Role

Anderson, SC: Anderson native Kevin Capell is set to join the staff of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce.  Kevin Capell will assume the newly-created role of Director of Business Development and External Affairs on June 26. Through this role, Kevin will oversee efforts related to marketing and communications, events, community partnerships, membership sales and…
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Pickens County Receives Award For Financial Excellence

PICKENS, S.C. – Pickens County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).  This award is the highest form of achievement in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. At…
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Megan Collins joins Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Megan Collins has been named the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce's Membership and Events Coordinator. In that role, Collins will lead the Chamber's member events, programs and retention efforts. Collins will work directly with Chamber members to help them maximize their membership benefits. Collins is a Spartanburg County native and earned a Clemson University graduate who earned a…
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Furman Grad Brings Standing Rock High School Students To Campus For Dakota Access Pipeline Program

[caption id="attachment_13258" align="alignleft" width="1142"] Photo by Sara Lafleur-Vetter[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—2012 Furman History and Asian Studies graduate Phillip "Tex" Stewart and four students from Standing Rock High School (Ft. Yates, N.D.) will present a program about the Dakota Access Pipeline Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in Daniel Memorial Chapel on campus. The program, “Culture and…
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Taylors Fire and Sewer District Receives Top Award from SCDHEC

[caption id="attachment_13145" align="alignleft" width="718"] Samantha Bartow, Director of Sewer Services for the Taylors Fire and Sewer District, recently accepted the South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (SCDHEC) Facility Award of Excellence for 2016 on behalf of the district. The award was presented at the March 2017 South Carolina Environmental Conference held in Myrtle…
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Furman Education Professor Paul Thomas Authors New Book, Trumplandia

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Furman Education Professor Paul Thomas has published a new book, Trumplandia: Unmasking Post-Truth America (Garn Press). Using a series of essays, Trumplandia examines how a reality TV star as president represents post-truth America as a failed democracy and as a country still wrangling with deep-seated racism, classism, sexism, and xenophobia. Thomas highlights the…
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Furman Presents Symposium on National Security April 10-11

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University’s Riley Institute and Department of Politics and International Affairs will present a two-day symposium on national security and civil liberties Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, 7-8:45 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman campus. [caption id="attachment_12749" align="alignleft" width="300"] Adm. Mike McConnell is one of 10 speakers who will address national…
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Author And Indiana University Professor Aurelian Craiutu To Present Tocqueville Lecture

  GREENVILLE, S.C.— Indiana University Bloomington Professor of Political Science Aurelian Craiutu will speak on the campus of Furman University Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101. [caption id="attachment_12791" align="alignleft" width="492"] Craiutu is Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington[/caption] His talk, “Moderation: A Virtue for Our Times,” is free and…
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Furman Business Professor Tom Smythe Invited To Speak At SEC Evidence Summit

[caption id="attachment_12468" align="alignleft" width="400"] Tom Smythe's 2009 study on mutual funds looked at how consumers tend to focus on past performance and ignore cost information.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University Business and Accounting Professor Tom Smythe has spent his academic career researching how consumers make decisions about investing in mutual funds. And Smythe will share that research…
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Local Representative, Rita Allison, receives Common Good Award

[caption id="attachment_11843" align="alignleft" width="4898"] Representative Rita Allison (left) pictured with United Way of the Piedmont CEO, Paige Stephenson (right)[/caption] Spartanburg, S.C. (February 15, 2017) – South Carolina House Representative, Rita Allison received the 2017 South Carolina Common Good Award for Education. Each year, South Carolina United Ways come together to recognize individuals who work to…
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