Category: Government

Government news at the state and local levels

Senate Report: Reopening The State

More than half the states are reopening or have plans to reopen their economies.

Dillon City Council Discusses Many Items At May Meeting

The Dillon City Council held their May meeting via teleconference on Monday.

State Primaries Will Proceed On June 9th

The June 9 Statewide Primaries and June 23 Runoffs are set to proceed as scheduled. The SEC has no authority to delay the primaries or deviate from current law in conducting elections.

Senate Report: School Closure

The decision has been made for our public school buildings to
remain closed for the rest of this academic school year. While I know this was a difficult decision to make, I absolutely feel that this was the right one.

Town Of Lake View March 2020 Minutes

0 TOWN OF LAKE VIEW COUNCIL MEETING Special Meeting March 5, 2020 Council Chambers Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 Time: 7:00 P.M. Place: Lake View Council Chamber Presiding: Matthew Elvington, Mayor Present: Councilmembers Mertis Barnett, David Johnson, David Kitchens and Tony Hayes Also Present: Karen Cook-Henderson • Mayor Matthew Elvington opened the meeting with prayer…

Gravel Project To Address Some Of County’s Worst Dirt Roads

Some of Dillon County’s worst dirt roads will soon have gravel placed on them through a partnership between the County Transportation Committee (CTC) and Dillon County.

Q & A On The CARES Act With Congressman Rice

As you know the CARES Act was signed into law. The bill contains a lot of assistance that may be available to you. Many of you may have questions, so I have tried to answer most of them here.

Senate Report: Take COVID-19 Seriously

I humbly implore each and every one of you to take COVID-19 seriously. Do not underestimate the impact that it can have on the lives of our vulnerable friends and family. If we adhere to all of the warnings and advisories we will weather yet another storm.

Congressman Reviews Highlights Of CARES Act

On Friday, the House passed the CARES Act, also known as Phase III, and sent it to the President’s desk for signing. Workers, small businesses, healthcare professionals, and families will finally be receiving the relief they need.

FEMA Announces Emergency Aid

FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of South Carolina to supplement the state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020, and continuing.