Category: State

News from around the state

Contract Awarded For New Statewide Voting System

The state of South Carolina today announced the award of a contract for a new statewide voting system.

Motor Fuel User Fee Increases

For the third consecutive year, South Carolina’s Motor Fuel User Fee, which helps support road, bridge, and infrastructure work in South Carolina, will increase from $0.20 to $0.22 per gallon beginning July 1.

Buckle Up, South Carolina Campaign Underway

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) is kicking off its Buckle Up, South Carolina, enforcement campaign by reminding drivers that buckling up is the best insurance against the unforeseen on the road.

Trackable Temporary License Tags Now Mandatory

Beginning May 15, 2019, travelers may notice a new type of temporary license plate on South Carolina roadways, which ties a newly-purchased vehicle to its owner.

Law Levels Playing Field On Sales Tax

A new South Carolina law will help level the playing field in the payment of Sales Taxes between brick and mortar stores and online businesses.

Possible Medicare Scam Popping Up Around State

S.C. – A possible new twist on an old type of Medicare scam is popping up around the state and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning consumers to be on the look-out for representatives or companies offering “free” DNA testing services through their Medicare coverage.

Fuel Savings Will Decrease Bills For Duke Energy Progress Customers In South Carolina Beginning This Summer

Duke Energy Progress is proposing a decrease in monthly fuel costs for its South Carolina customers beginning this summer as part of an annual adjustment of the actual cost of fuel used to generate electricity at its power plants.

Nutrition Program Celebrates 50 Years

The world’s most famous doctor, Hippocrates, prescribed more than 2,000 years ago that people “search out the food befitting their nature.”

Marlboro Electric Cooperative, Inc. Announces Another Rate Decrease

Marlboro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MEC) is pleased to announce an 8% Summer rate decrease to its residential members.

DHEC Seeking Help To Track West Nile Virus

Residents can help the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) track West Nile virus this spring and summer by submitting certain species of dead birds for lab testing.