Category Archives: Government

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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Newcomers to vie for District 3 seat on Greer City Council in November

Four incumbents will be unopposed in the City of Greer’s non-partisan general election on Nov. 5 after candidate filing closed today at noon. Greer residents Mark Hopper and Andrew Hopkins filed to run for the District 3 seat on Greer City Council. Incumbent Kimberly Bookert, who won a special election in 2010 to fill the…
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Senator Scott Accepting Applications for Fall 2019 Internships

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2019. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical experience in constituent services, the legislative process, government policy, and press. The internship provides students…
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