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News from around the state

Gainey Named Administrator Of McLeod Health Clarendon

McLeod Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Turner Gainey to the position of Administrator and Vice President of McLeod Health Clarendon.

KJ’s Market IGA Makes $20,000 Donation To Harvest Hope

Harvest Hope Food Bank has announced that Scranton, SC based KJ’s Market IGA has made a $20,000 donation to the food bank.

Red Cross Facing Critical Blood Shortage

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

SC Fire Academy And SC Technical College System Make College Degree More Accessible For South Carolina’s Firefighter

The South Carolina Fire Academy and the SC Technical College System are working together to increase access to higher education for the state’s firefighters.

Guardian ad Litem Program Seeks More Male Volunteers To Help Abused, Neglected Children

Across South Carolina, there is a shortage of men advocating for children in court. Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program organizers are challenging men to volunteer and be a consistent and caring adult for an abused or neglected child.

State Unemployment Down

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month to its lowest level since December 2000. The June rate dropped to 4 percent from 4.1 percent in May.

South Carolina Department Of Public Safety Joins Regional Speed Enforcement Campaign, Operation Southern Shield

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety kicked off a new speed enforcement campaign, Operation Southern Shield, at the South Carolina Statehouse on Monday, July 17, joining its counterparts across four other Southeastern states.

SC Ports Achieves Record Fiscal Year

South Carolina Ports Authority moved a record 2.14 million twenty-foot equivalent units in fiscal year 2017, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year’s container volumes.

Denise Cleveland-Leggett Named HUD Southeast Regional Director

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today named Denise Cleveland-Leggett to serve as HUD’s Region IV Regional Administrator. As the Regional Administrator, she will work from HUD’s Atlanta Regional Office and lead HUD’s Southeast operation in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Ingredion Expanding Operations In Charleston County

Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global ingredients solutions company, is expanding its existing operations in Charleston County. The company’s growth is expected to bring more than $10 million of capital investment and lead to the creation of five new positions.