Category Archives: Government

State unemployment rate holds at 5.5%

The December unemployment rate remained unchanged from November at 5.5 percent. However, the number of people working in South Carolina grew by 10,111 people, pushing South Carolina’s employment level to 2,147,642, a historic high. “While the state’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.5 percent, it is exciting to see that more than 10,000 people found…
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Greenville City Fire Department urges power line safety

With current winter weather conditions having the potential to cause downed trees, limbs and powerlines, the Greenville City Fire Department is urging residents to treat all downed power lines as live and dangerous, and to avoid driving or walking near them. Also, in the event of power outages, residents are encouraged to check on elderly, disabled and medically-fragile neighbors. Additionally, as…
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Commerce Department announces new research director

The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced that Benjamin D. Johnson has joined the agency as research director. Johnson will manage an interdisciplinary team of researchers and analysts who support the mission of the Department of Commerce as the lead economic development agency of the state. An experienced research professional, he brings a wealth…
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SBA deadline for 2015 freeze disaster declaration loans in SC is Feb. 17

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations in South Carolina that Feb. 17, 2016 is the deadline to apply for a working capital disaster loan due to freeze from Jan. 8 through March 29, 2015. The loans are available in the following South…
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Clemson Joint City/University board seeking nominations

CLEMSON – The Clemson Joint City/University Advisory Board is seeking nominations for the 2016 Abernathy/Cox One Clemson Awards, given annually to an organization and/or individual whose accomplishments have served both Clemson University and the City of Clemson and have made a significant impact on both entities. Any member of the City or University community may…
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Spartanburg CVB creates ‘Tour of Textile Town’

SPARTANBURG, SC – Once known as the “Lowell of the South,” Spartanburg County had more than 100,000 people employed in textile mills over the course of two centuries. Now, visitors can experience how the Upstate made an impact on the American economy. The Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has produced a revised edition of its…
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In-house absentee voting begins Tuesday, Jan. 19 in Anderson County

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Anderson County will begin in-house absentee voting on Tuesday, January 19. Anderson County Registered voters, who qualify, and need to cast an absentee ballot for the Republican or Democratic Presidential Preference Primary Elections may do so during the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays. “We have completed all of…
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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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