Category: State

News from around the state

Deadline Nearing For Loans For Businesses Affected By Hurricane Matthew

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in South Carolina that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 4 – 30, 2016.

State Sees Positive Change In County Drought Statuses

The S.C. Drought Response Committee has downgraded the statuses of multiple counties around the state due to recent increased precipitation.

Crew Compartment Slowly Becoming Visible On The Hunley

It is no secret that the crew compartment of the H. L. Hunley, the world’s first successful combat submarine, was small.

SC Ports Reports Growth

0 CHARLESTON – South Carolina Ports Authority reported 10 percent fiscal year-to-date growth of twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) handled through April at its two container terminals. As previously announced, SCPA has moved 1.8 million TEUs since the 2017 fiscal year began last July. The Port achieved the strongest April on record, with 189,315 TEUs handled…

Social Security Numbers To Be Removed From Medicare Cards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars.

New Beginnings Transitional Shelter Opens

Pee Dee Coalition opens New Beginnings Transitional Shelter for abused women and their children June 1 in the newly renovated Thurman-Steele House at 3615 Hickson Road, Wallace, SC, in Marlboro County, about four miles from Cheraw.

Troopers Prepare For Heavy Travel As Summer Begins On S.C. Highways

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to be aware of increased vehicle and motorcycle traffic this Memorial Day weekend, which signifies the start of summer travel.

Gov. Henry McMaster Names State Cyber Executive

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that Bruce C. Smalley has been named Cyber Executive to lead the S.C. Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Program.

SCDPS Kicks Off ‘Buckle Up, SC’ Safety Belt Campaign

Col. Michael Oliver, SC Highway Patrol, is joined by local law enforcement at Spirit

Communications Park in Columbia. Press conferences were also held at Fluor Field in Greenville

and Joseph Riley Park in Charleston.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety kicked off its Buckle Up, South Carolina, safety belt campaign with an emphasis on safe summer travel in advance of Memorial Day weekend.

S.C. Ports Authority Announces Strongest April Container Volume On Record

Today South Carolina Ports Authority announced its strongest April container volumes on record, with 189,315 twenty foot-equivalent units (TEUs) handled last month.