Category Archives: Government

City of Mauldin to halt accepting glass for recyclables

MAULDIN, SC – Effective starting March 21st, The City of Mauldin is no longer accepting glass with any recyclables. Significant changes in the recycling marketplace, including premium charges that effectively double the cost of recycling glass to taxpayers, have resulted in some businesses and local governments not accepting glass. Mayor Dennis Raines stated, “We are…
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City of Greenville to change recycling program

Greenville SC - The City of Greenville announced today that effective April 1, it will no longer accept glass for recycling at the curb or at its Stone Avenue and Rutherford Road recycling centers. Like Greenville County and other municipalities, the City also uses Pratt Industries, the only remaining Material Recovery Facility in the Upstate, which…
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NEXT students present marketing campaign for city of Mauldin

MAULDIN, SC – The City of Mauldin and NEXT High School have partnered together to bring a 12-week seminar class to the school’s students that begin in early December of 2015. As a part of their “Breakout Seminar” series held each trimester at NEXT High School, students select a unique course offered by community partners.  The…
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Evered named senior associate at Riley Institute

[caption id="attachment_2126" align="alignnone" width="400"] Steve Evered[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Steve Evered, former Vice President of Government Affairs for Michelin North America who has nearly 40 years of government relations experience, has joined the Riley Institute at Furman University as a Senior Associate. Evered joined Michelin in 2003 and, for the last 12 years, coordinated the company’s government…
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Greenville City Fire Department warns of heating source dangers

Greenville SC - On Wednesday, the Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) responded to a home fire that was caused when a resident accidentally knocked over a kerosene heater. While no one was injured, fire officials say it is a perfect and all too common example of how dangerous heating sources such as portable and stationary space…
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Absentee voting in Senate District 4 to begin Feb. 23

In-house absentee voting will begin on Tuesday, February 23. Voters in the Senate 4 District, who qualify, and need to cast an absentee ballot for the Republican Primary may do so during the hours of 8:30 until 5:00 p.m. weekdays. “We have completed all of our testing and preparation for the Absentee Precinct here at our office. We…
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McKetty named to Federal Reserve Bank Community Investment Council

Greenville, SC – Deborah McKetty, the executive director of CommunityWorks, was recently named to the Community Investment Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. McKetty was selected based on her expertise and thought leadership in matters affecting low- and moderate-income communities. This twelve member council is comprised of leaders dedicated to community development issues in the Federal Reserve…
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Apprenticeship grants available to innovative workforce programs

COLUMBIA -- The State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) is making available $200,000 for innovative apprenticeship grant initiatives. This initiative aims to increase training and employment opportunities for priority populations such as individuals with disabilities, ex-offenders, youth and others. Applicants are required to partner with a community-based organization, a local workforce development board and a business,…
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Taylor re-elected SC Sea Grant board chairman

[caption id="attachment_1625" align="alignnone" width="604"] Col. Alvin A. Taylor[/caption] Col. Alvin A. Taylor, director of S.C. Department of Natural Resources, has been re-elected chair of S.C. Sea Grant Consortium’s Board of Directors. Taylor began his second one-year term on January 1, 2016. “I am pleased to continue working with the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium by supporting…
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Anderson County absentee voting open extra hours Feb. 6

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Anderson County will be open additional hours this Saturday, February 6 from 9 a.m. until noon. Anderson County Registered voters, who qualify, and need to cast an absentee ballot for the Presidential Preference Primaries may do so during that time. “We will be open these additional hours and ready to…
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