Category Archives: Government

SC legislative initiative would give state workers cost-of-living increase

Too many state employees can’t afford to live. That was the resounding message at a press conference held today at the SC Statehouse. The purpose of the event, organized by the S.C. State Employees Association (SCSEA), was to announce a state budget proposal, championed by Senators John Courson (R-Richland) and Darrell Jackson (D-Richland), that would…
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Anderson County to conduct tabulating test Jan. 19

On Tuesday, January 19 beginning at 9:30 a.m. we will be conducting the tabulating tests for the optical scan ballots to insure that the scanner is Counting votes cast for each candidate accurately for all parties and contests in compliance with SC Code of Laws 7-13-1390(c). This test will be conducted at the Anderson County Board of Voter…
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Greenville County Redevelopment Authority announces board and officers for 2016

The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is pleased to announce its 2016 board of directors appointed by the Greenville County Council. The board's executive committee was elected in a recent board meeting and includes Todd Yeomans as chairman, Walter Moragne as vice-chairman, and Jane Kizer as treasurer. Charlotte Osmer and Tom Van Norstrand were re-appointed…
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‘Right to Try’ bill clears S.C. Senate subcommittee

Columbia, S.C.— A subcommittee of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee gave the “Right to Try” bill (S.929) a unanimous 5-0 vote today, picking up a new co-sponsor in the process. Senator Joel Lourie (D-Richland) signed onto the bill sponsored by Senator Paul Campbell (R-Berkeley) and Senator Danny Verdin(R-Laurens). “Right to Try” is a bipartisan movement sweeping…
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SC Works workshops and hiring events scheduled

SC Works WorkLink offers free workshops available to the public at each of the Centers. If you are in need of an upgrade to your computer skills, interviewing skills, résumé and cover letter writing, or interested in learning more about our online job search database SC Works Online (jobs.scworks.org), make plans to attend one of…
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Oconee Economic Alliance earns ‘Award of Excellence’ by Expansion Solutions magazine

The Oconee Economic Alliance has been recognized as a “Top Five” economic development organization for Metal Fabrication by Expansion Solutions Magazine in their 2015 Awards of Excellence. The “Top Five” Awards of Excellence designation recognizes economic development organizations that have shown exceptional progress in recruiting new businesses to their market and working with existing industries.…
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Stringer resigns with Anderson County to become executive director of CAA

Anderson County Communications Director Angela Stringer is leaving the County to assume the position of executive director of the Cancer Association of Anderson (CAA). “Angie has been an incredible asset to Anderson County and she will be sorely missed,” said Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “However, I am certain we will continue to work together. As someone who has personally…
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Economic development leaders to gather in Anderson for transparency breakfast

Anderson area and upstate economic development leaders plan to gather with the general public gather for a transparent economic development forum. This event, presented by Anderson County and the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, will give insight and discussion on the many moving pieces of our area's economic development efforts, and the programs and projects of Anderson County and…
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Graham Rich named new executive director of ReWa

Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) is pleased to announce the selection of Graham Rich as its new Executive Director. Rich will begin his employment with ReWa on January 18, 2016. [caption id="attachment_385" align="alignleft" width="214"] Graham Rich[/caption] Rich, a native of the Upstate, is enthusiastic to join the ReWa team. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from…
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