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News from around the state

SSI Benefits Will Increase In 2019

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced.

Governor Trying To Help Hurricane-Affected Areas With Mosquito Control

overnor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis requesting the transfer of $4 million from the Unclaimed Property Account to the S.C. Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) to help with mosquito abatement services in areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

Free Codes Education Available To S.C. Residents

The S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation, in collaboration with Build Carolina, announced SC Codes, a new statewide program designed to provide free access to code education for all residents.

State Approved For Quick Release Funds

At the request of Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall, SCDOT has been approved for $8 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) “Quick Release” Emergency Funds.

Small Business Optimism Soars

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index soared to 108.8 in August, a new record in the survey’s 45-year history, topping the July 1983 highwater mark of 108.

CareSouth Carolina Receives Quality Improvement Award

CareSouth Carolina is proud to announce it has received the 2018 Quality Improvement Award from the Health Resources and Service Administration, a branch of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Rauh Named Riley Fellow

Jonathan Rauh, PhD, VP of Evaluation and Public Policy at Trident United Way joins other leaders selected from across the Lowcountry and surrounding area to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s 13th class of Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI).

Lake View Rescue Squad Donates AED To LVHS

The Lake View Rescue Squad presented a new ZOLL AED (automatic external defibrillator) to Lake View High School recently.

FMU Announces Faculty Tenure And Promotions

Francis Marion University recently announced the promotion of 20 faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year.

Dillon Man Shot, Killed In Greenville County

A 20-year-old Dillon man was shot to death in Greenville County, according to reports.