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A survey of the state's 10 largest cities shows that city limits -- and cities' attitudes toward annexation -- are very much a hodgepodge, framed by local politics, ... by jumping the Ashley River and taking the 7,100-acre Watson Hill tract -- a chunk of land larger than all but 32 of the state's cities and towns. South Carolina
City officials in one of South Carolina's primary beach destinations are reminding people that they can face stiff penalties if they disturb sea turtles during the upcoming nesting season. Myrtle Beach officials issued the warning on their Facebook page ahead of sea turtle nesting season that starts May 1.
WASHINGTON -- Trey Gowdy's emotions sometimes bubble disconcertingly close to the surface, but unlike many members of the political class, he is not all surface. At a breakfast four years ago, the South Carolina Republican had tears in his eyes as he explained when he would leave Congress: ...
Lake City and Florence County officials, along with representatives of the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation, cut a ribbon April 21 signifying the grand opening of the Lake City lake. The lake is at what is now called Lake City Park on North Church Street. The space was once a landfill, swamp and public ...
Meanwhile, only 35 percent of South Carolina residents lived in a city or town in 2010, census figures show. "The cities are stuck in a Catch-22," he said. "Annexation laws won't let us grow out to where our natural boundaries will be, so we can't accumulate or grow the representation at the state that ...

The parent company of Bi-Lo is selling four South Carolina stores to a rival chain as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. Food Lion said Friday it has struck an ... We've been here in these towns and cities nourishing our neighbors and customers for nearly 40 years." The stores will continue to ...
MYRTLE BEACH -- In a resort town where tourism is king, it's important to be No. 1. In Myrtle Beach, landing first on a list of attractions, like being dubbed home to the country's best boardwalk by Conde Nast Traveler last year, becomes a point of pride trumpeted by local politicians. Years ago, the city ... social media South Carolina
Rather than immediately handing out citations, police officers and city officials have been directed to offer rides to shelters, contact information for aid organizations and ... Lexington County -- S.C. 302 beginning at the Aiken County line and continuing approximately a mile beyond the Town of Edmund.
INDIAN LAND, S.C. (WIVB) - People in Indian Land, South Carolina shared their thoughts on what their unincorporated town should be renamed. According to CBS contributing station WBTV, the town's residents "overwhelmingly" voted against incorporation. On that ballot, WBTV says there was a ...
This summer, the Durham city and county fire departments will merge as the city searches for a new fire chief. Durham Fire Department Chief Daniel Curia is retiring from the city and becoming the new fire chief in Charleston, South Carolina. He was in Charleston Friday for that announcement. Last month ...
The shooting of a 28-year-old motorist during a Florence traffic stop should be a "driving force" behind a review of how South Carolina constables are ... That two city policemen did not pull the trigger exposes training shortcomings for these residents who can tote guns and make arrests, said the lawyer, ...
Authorities say a private contractor has died in what appears to be a workplace accident in the paint shop of BMW's vehicle plant in South Carolina. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said the contractor was killed Wednesday morning while working on BMW equipment at the plant in Greer.
On top of the lottery's massive deficit in funding scholarships at South Carolina colleges and universities, Sen. ... The idea that South Carolina lottery proceeds would be used to fund scholarships at non-South Carolina schools is no different from the idea that South Carolina gas tax proceeds would be used ...
Under his Investing in Opportunity Act, individuals and businesses can defer or reduce capital gains taxes by reinvesting their profits in Opportunity Funds. In turn, they are required to invest 90 percent of their capital in high-poverty zones designated by governors. In South Carolina, where the poverty rate is ...
A new report shows that South Carolina led the nation in the percentage of its population that died of Alzheimer's disease. The report from the National Alzheimer's Association shows that 2,453 South Carolinians died of the disease in 2015, the most recent year with complete totals, The Post and Courier of ...
About 600 Sun City residents gathered Thursday night to hear debate on whether Indian Land, South Carolina should become a new town. ... Voters can make selections from all the options on the ballot — questions include what type of government a new town would have — or just on the incorporation ...

Two tracts of land inside, partially or fully, the City of North Augusta were nominated as Opportunity Zones. ... Opportunity Zones are "designed to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities," according to a website dedicated to South Carolina Opportunity Zones. One tract in North ...
South Carolina is joining a group of states in a fight against California and its sanctuary cities policy. Attorney General Alan Wilson ... “I've spent my career fighting to uphold the rule of law while California's sanctuary cities policy thumbs its nose at the rule of law,” Wilson said. “States cannot be allowed to ...
A clown is running for Congress in South Carolina. That's not the punchline. That's the story. His name is Steve Lough. He has been a professional clown for more than 30 years and on Friday, he filed papers to run for Congress to represent South Carolina's 5th District. In a previous life, Lough worked ...
With the primary just a little more than two months away, South Carolina Gubernatorial candidates continue to campaign. Monday afternoon, one of the candidates on the Republican side, John Warren paid a visit to Sun City addressing their Republican Club. Advertisement. Warren, is 38 years old, and is a ...
Charleston historically had South Carolina's largest Jewish population and is also home to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, the synagogue credited as the birthplace of Reform ... As more members came from the beach towns further to the north, there was a brief discussion of moving the temple out of town.
“If this can happen in York — in rural, small town South Carolina — it can happen anywhere,” York Police Department Chief Andy Robinson told a S.C. House committee. “Nowhere is immune to any of this.” The proposal by House Speaker Pro Tempore Tommy Pope, R-York, would criminalize the act of ...
When I told my Uber driver I was staying at the Embassy Suites, he immediately announced that it was the city's best hotel, causing me to wonder if he was perhaps planted to encourage visitors to fully appreciate the town. Alas, he was not, and most people agreed that the 156-room hotel was the ideal ...
Tim Scott helped get into the GOP tax cut that could help dozens of poor and burgeoning communities around South Carolina began to take shape Friday. ... In Myrtle Beach, one of the two selected opportunity zones includes the downtown block where the city announced at the beginning of 2017 it would ...
A statewide group announced this week it has picked a town in Edgefield County to be the place where its annual class project will come to fruition. The Leadership South Carolina Class of 2018 selected the Johnston Park Partnership as its community investment project, and the groundbreaking ceremony ...
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Trains are blocking traffic for hours at a time in one South Carolina city. The Herald-Journal of ... Spartanburg City Manager Ed Memmott said business at the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer is prompting Norfolk Southern to park trains in the city. Memmott says empty cars ...
Documents released by state regulators show SCANA Corp paid $529 million to investors with money collected from South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. customers as its nuclear project failed. Media outlets reported the failed nuclear project helped SCANA increase its dividend. Records show the company's ...
The proposed resolution, which City Council is expected to vote on Monday, would stop short of opposing seismic exploration that environmentalists say is harmful to sea creatures. The neutral position on exploration is in keeping with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's position shared with The ...
Alarms.org put together a list based on the number of violent and property crimes per one thousand people. Topping the list - Bluffton, SC. According to the list, the town's crime rates were significantly lower than the state's average. The first Midlands place on the list? The town of Lexington, making number ...
Four cities in Greenville County were ranked among the top 20 "Safest Cities in South Carolina" by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, ... He credited the city's "safety conscious community," the thoroughness of the Police Department's detectives and the police force overall for the high ...
While these are one-time bookings, the permanent possibilities on the Book It List include a man-made cave in New Mexico, a treehouse in Ohio, a base camp in Alaska and a shrimp boat in South Carolina. The list's properties are in diverse locales ranging from major cities and the mountains to the coast ...
Federal wildlife officials are investigating after South Carolina residents complained that a utility removed an osprey's nest from a utility pole. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the nest was removed by a South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. crew last week. The South Carolina Department of Natural ...
A Suwanee couple has partnered with the NAACP to sue Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and its police department over the treatment of black ... The NAACP lawsuit claims that the city and Myrtle Beach police discriminate against the black motorcyclists who attend Bikefest by putting in place a strict traffic ...
Established in 2011, Holy City Brewing is a craft brewery that creates handcrafted ales and lagers with a 15-barrel (bbl) system. Featuring a full taproom, kitchen and state-of-the-art brewing operation, Holy City has become a staple in the South Carolina craft brewing industry. To accommodate its continued ...
The town of Summerville, South Carolina is neither a charmingly tiny nor big and bustling community. ... Many people enjoy the slower-paced, calmer day-to-day happenings in towns like Summerville in contrast to bigger cities like Chicago or Seattle, but others, including students here at Summerville High ...
State health officials say 16 more people have died in South Carolina after being stricken by the flu. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Thursday that the latest deaths bring the state's total number of flu deaths to 167 since the flu season began in October. There are some signs of ...
The effects of the nor'easter, which could linger through Saturday or beyond, are expected to stretch as far south as Georgia and South Carolina, ... York; some areas of New England could get three to four inches of rain; and some coastal towns are expected to be hit with winds of 50 miles per hour or more.
Generally speaking, South Carolina and the SEC will win out over Indiana and Iowa State. Given the track records that they carry as coaches, Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson should be able to add Ibe to the Gamecocks safety position, if everything goes well this weekend.
12, 2018, verifying that testing by DHEC was done a few weeks after noted Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineer Dr. Marc Edwards and his team requested and were denied permission for their scientists to test the city's well water. Edwards over the past quarter-century has exposed problems with ...
“SAIC has a long legacy of doing business in South Carolina. This investment is directly tied to the expansion of our platform integration operations and is a critical component of our long-term strategy. We appreciate the support from South Carolina, the City of Hanahan and Berkeley County. Governor ...
MYRTLE BEACH — The NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Myrtle Beach and its police department claiming the traffic pattern used during the ... "I have been a victim, if you will, having been caught in that traffic loop," said Dwight James, the executive director of the South Carolina NAACP.
... data for the 38 South Carolina cities with populations over 10,000 people and compared population density, male vs. female population (closer to a 50-50 ratio is better), the percentage of households with kids, median age, the number of unmarried people in each city to give each city a “singles score.”.
Mount Pleasant, however, took its first steps toward such a ban only this week, meaning the fourth-largest town in the state may be out of luck on this ... At least four coastal cities — Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Surfside Beach and Hilton Head Island — have barred plastic bags in efforts to keep beaches clean.
On Wednesday, the Sullivan's Town Council Land Use & Natural Resources Committee will consider options for managing polystyrene trash. "A few residents approached council with questions and concerns about potential litter issues on the island beaches, specifically polystyrene," said Rita Langley, ...
A South Carolina town known for its traffic arrests faces a federal lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was arrested and imprisoned even though a test showed she had no alcohol in her ... The lawsuit said the mayor is being sued because he's part of the plan to get money from traffic tickets for the town.
SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - The Town of Surfside Beach was named in the list of the 20 Safest Cities in South Carolina, according to a report published on March 12, 2018. According to The SafeWise Report, a review of the FBI's most current crime report, Surfside Beach ranked as the 3rd safest city ...
LAKE CITY, SC (WBTW) - Lake City will hold its first youth town hall meeting on Saturday. Lake City Mayor, Lovith Anderson Jr., said the town hall is a way for youth to engage in the community. "We are looking forward to having the young folk come out," the Mayor said. "Express their ideas with us, express ...
LAKE CITY, SC (WBTW) - Lake City Police say they're seeing a decrease in crime in comparison to this time last year. Chief Kipp Coker established new leadership at the Lake City Police Department last February. Coker is proud to say crime rates are down citywide. “We're making process in the city,” said ...
"When you have someone who takes the time, and brings their gravitas and star power in, it's huge," said Bakari Sellers, a former South Carolina state representative and CNN political analyst. At the town hall event Wednesday evening, Garcetti cast himself as the mayor of a working class city. "We are ...


 

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