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James Smith launches website

James Smith, a husband, father of 4, soldier, legislator, attorney and small business owner,  has launched a website to gather support and input from South Carolinians as he considers a run for governor. The website [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Politics|0 Comments

Becoming REAL ID ready now more convenient

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is has announced a more convenient way for South Carolina residents to confirm if the documents needed to order and buy a REAL ID driver’s license online [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

House Committee to Hold Hearing on Friday

Will receive briefing on Bechtel Report’s content and hear testimony from SCANA/SCE&G executives The House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee (HURPC) will hold its second hearing this week as the group continues to work towards developing a viable [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

SCDOT to host information meeting on I-20/26/126

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) invites the public to attend the upcoming Reasonable Alternatives Public Information Meeting to provide feedback on improvements for “Malfunction Junction” through the Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Corridor Project. The [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Beware of phony hurricane charities

In response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, many South Carolinians are searching for ways to help victims. Secretary of State Mark Hammond advises consumers to be on the lookout for fake charities [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Comptroller to publish gas tax spending

S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom says his office has spent recent months developing procedures to track revenues generated by the new road-funding law -- which raises the gas tax and vehicle registration fees -- and post [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

For James Smith, 9/11 has special meaning

The annual September 11th observance holds special meaning for one area lawmaker. Rep. James Smith, whose S.C. House district stretches from Northwest Richland and the St. Andrews area to downtown Columbia, has fought the Taliban [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Military, Politics|0 Comments

Congressman’s Bus Stop Tour

Congressman Joe Wilson stopped by the Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 24 during his annual Bus Stop Tour around his district. Bill Danielson, owner of Datapay, Inc., shared encouraging words with congressman. [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Politics|0 Comments

SCDOT Activates Storm Resources Web Page

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has activated a Hurricane Irma page on the agency’s website, www.scdot.org, to provide one location for online resources to help motorists cope with the storm. The site features evacuation [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

West Columbia earns financial reporting excellence

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of West Columbia by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Government, West Columbia|0 Comments