Category Archives: Government

Taylors Fire and Sewer District Receives Top Award from SCDHEC

[caption id="attachment_21655" align="alignleft" width="200"] Cutline: Samantha Babb, 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 2017 on behalf of the district. The award was presented at the March 2018 South Carolina Environmental Conference held in…
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County Employee Named State’s 2017 Outstanding Conservation District Employee

[caption id="attachment_21087" align="aligncenter" width="835"] Conservation District staff celebrate with Lynn in Columbia at the awards ceremony[/caption] Education Program Coordinator, Lynn Pilewski, of the Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District was recognized this week as the 2017 South Carolina Outstanding Conservation District Employee. The award recognizes professionalism and dedication to conservation district programs. Over the…
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Greenville Water Treatment Plants Receive Prestigious Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Olivia Sloan 864-241-6027 osloan@greenvillewater.com Greenville Water Treatment Plants Receive Prestigious Recognition Greenville SC – March 13, 2018 – Greenville Water’s Witty Adkins Water Treatment Plant and L.B. Stovall Water Treatment Plant received the prestigious Presidents Award and Directors Award from the Partnership for Safe Water. The Adkins Plant has received the…
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European Parliament Member to Speak at Furman March 22

[caption id="attachment_20976" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Roberta Metsola, European Parliament Member (Malta), will speak about "Politics in the Age of Populism" March 22[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—European Parliament Member for Malta Roberta Metsola will speak on “Politics in the Age of Populism” Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in Furman University’s Younts Conference Center. Her talk, which is free…
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Democratic Party elects new Greenville County leadership

[caption id="attachment_20734" align="alignnone" width="3512"] Newly elected Greenville County Democratic Party officers for the 2018-2020 term are, from left to right, Kate Franch, Jalen Elrod, Whitney White, Tina Belge, Katy Lenz, Chris Shipman, Roxanne Cordonier, and Cass Tyson.[/caption] GREENVILLE, SC (March 6, 2018) - Kate Franch was elected to her second term as county chair at…
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Author, Loyola University Maryland professor Diana Schaub speaks Feb. 21

[caption id="attachment_20100" align="alignnone" width="1130"] Schaub presents “Friendship, Race, and Political Justice” as part of the 2018 Tocqueville Series, "Love, Friendship and Politics."[/caption] Schaub presents “Friendship, Race, and Political Justice” as part of Tocqueville Series. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—Diana Schaub, political science professor at Loyola University Maryland will speak on the Furman University campus Wednesday,…
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Greenville Water Acknowledged For Excellence In Financial Reporting

[caption id="attachment_19989" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Greenville Water Controller, Jondia Berry (center) accepts the award from Commission Chairman Phillip Kilgore (L) and Commission Vice- Chairman Jim Bannister (R).[/caption] Greenville SC- February 6, 2018- For the fourth year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Greenville Water the…
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Say No to Double Taxation and Accident Response Fees in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging the Mauldin City Council to reject a Motor Vehicle Service Fee ordinance that would charge motorists a new fee or “crash tax” if they’re involved in a car crash. These additional fees, amount to nothing more than a redundant "back door" tax…
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Author and Princeton University professor Alexander Nehamas to speak Jan. 24

[caption id="attachment_19400" align="alignnone" width="1134"] Alexander Nehamas, Princeton University. Photo courtesy of Princeton University Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite 2015.[/caption] The first lecture of the 2018 Tocqueville Series takes place Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101. GREENVILLE, S.C.—Author and Princeton University professor Alexander Nehamas will speak as part of Furman University’s Tocqueville…
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GCDP announces new communications leadership

[caption id="attachment_19235" align="alignleft" width="232"] Laura Haight[/caption] GREENVILLE, SC (Jan. 2, 2018) – Laura Haight, Greenville business owner, columnist, and former journalist, has been named Communications Coordinator of the Greenville County Democratic Party. In making the announcement, party chair Kate Franch said, "The GCDP is excited to have Laura join our team. She brings extensive experience…
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