Category: State

News from around the state

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.

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.

State Unemployment Rate Falls

South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May fell to its lowest rate since December 2000.

Rice And Graham Working On I-73

Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) met with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to discuss funding and next steps for the Interstate 73 construction project.

FMU Master Plan Released

FLORENCE – Francis Marion University has seen its campus grow steadily the past two decades.

Six Percent Container Growth, $262.3 Million In Capital Expenditures Projected For South Carolina Ports Authority In Fiscal Year 2018

Today the South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors adopted a 2018 fiscal year financial plan that includes six percent pier container growth, $251.1 million operating revenues, $44.1 million operating earnings, and capital expenditures of $262.3 million.

Permit Issued To Begin Construction On I-73 Issued

Congressman Tom Rice (R-S.C.) announced that the Army Corps of Engineers issued the permit to begin construction of Interstate 73.

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.