Category Archives: Government

Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers announces retirement plans

[caption id="attachment_38762" align="alignleft" width="225"] Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers[/caption] Greer City Administrator Ed Driggers announced at Tuesday’s Greer City Council meeting that he will retire next July following 20 years of service to the municipality. “This is, foremost, the beginning of a period of transition. We have much work to accomplish over the next eight…
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USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and Businesses in 42 States including South Carolina

Projects will Improve Water Pressure, Address Public Health and Environmental Issues WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that the department is investing $635 million in 122 projects to improve water systems and wastewater handling services in rural communities in 42…
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USC Upstate Professor Named to Innovation Standards Group

[caption id="attachment_38366" align="alignnone" width="3600"] Dr. Ron Fulbright[/caption] Dr. Ron Fulbright, Professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate, has been invited to join the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG), a component of the international technical committee (ISO/TC 279) whose task is to develop ISO's forthcoming standards on innovation and innovation management. The set of…
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ICMA: City of Greer is among nation’s top 25 cities in performance management

The City of Greer is among the nation’s elite when it comes to data-driven management and reporting efforts. The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized the city with a Certificate of Excellence (the highest level) for incorporating the principles of performance management at varying levels into the organization. “It’s a tremendous honor to be…
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Employment for veterans takes a “major” step in the City of Greer

GREER, S.C. – It’s a long way, both literally and figuratively, from running the U.S. Army’s Ft. Buchanan in Puerto Rico to learning about municipal government operations in Greer, S.C. [caption id="attachment_37880" align="alignleft" width="208"] Maj. John Doehler[/caption] That’s the challenge that U.S. Army Major John Doehler accepted when he applied for the Veterans Local Government…
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City Appoints New Public Works Director

MAULDIN, SC – Mauldin City Council appointed Matthew Fleahman to serve as the City’s Public Works Director during its October 21, 2019 meeting. Mr. Fleahman will replace interim Public Works Director Kevin Bronson. Mr. Bronson served as interim Director while the City recruited a permanent Director. Mr. Fleahman comes to the City of Mauldin with…
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KYEL Group Inc. provides Wellness Workshop

KYEL Group Inc., an upstate provider of Injury Prevention and Management Services provided a dynamic workshop for the South Carolina Utility Billing Association at the historic Newberry Firehouse Conference Center in Newberry, SC. In light of the technological advances and changes in the way city services are delivered, many have sedentary jobs. Studies show that…
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Furman, AHBC host presidential historian Michael Beschloss in ‘Leadership’ Oct. 17

Michael Beschloss, the best-selling presidential historian and author of nine books about U.S. presidents, will present “Leadership: A Story of the American Presidency,” on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Greenville Country Club. The event is sponsored by the American History Book Club and Forum (AHBC) and Furman University. [caption id="attachment_37326" align="alignleft" width="300"] Furman and AHBC…
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USDA Invests in Community Facilities Improvements for 3.3 Million Rural Americans in 23 States including South Carolina

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $139 million in 56 projects to improve community facilities and provide essential services for 3.3 million rural residents in 23 states. “Modern, accessible and reliable community infrastructure, public safety facilities, schools and health facilities are…
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