Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $100 million in loans to build or improve 1,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines for rural electric cooperative utilities in four states.
South Carolina's Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. is receiving $54.8 million to build or improve 605 miles of line for residential and business customers. The loan also includes $3 million for storm damage restoration.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a more than $2 million grant to the Chester Sewer District in Chester County, South Carolina.
Today Congressman Duncan offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill transferring $2.5M from the Department of Energy Departmental Administration account to the Army Corps of Engineers-Investigation. The amendment was successfully passed by a voice vote earlier today. Mr. Duncan spoke on the measure from Washington
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2028, the FY16 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This legislation is important to South Carolina, as it will provide resources for the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken and Barnwell counties.
Clyburn Introduces Legislation To Re-name Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse After J. Waties Waring
U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement after joining the entire South Carolina Congressional delegation in introducing a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the “J. Waties Waring Judicial Center”
In 1965, the 89th Congress and President Lyndon Johnson produced landmark laws that made education more attainable, health care more affordable, voting more accessible, housing more available, immigration more equitable, and the environment cleaner. The results were dramatic. The poverty rate went down, and graduation rates went up. Citizen participation increased and our environment got cleaner. Our nation was reinvigorated by new immigrants, and the golden years of our senior citizens were enriched.
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its March statewide housing market numbers revealing 2015 to be a healthy and energetic selling season. While all real estate is local, increases in new construction sales and pending sales are happening nationwide.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) issued the following statements after introducing two additional amendments to the Senate's Budget Resolution. Amendment 690 is designed to protect South Carolinians from huge electricity price increases caused by proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and Amendment 847 seeks to bring a new level of transparency and accountability to legal settlements with federal agencies
In 2014, Realtor® associations across South Carolina donated more than $210,000 to charities and community organizations. A brief list of organizations that have benefitted from local Realtor® association involvement include: Habitat for Humanity in Hilton Head, Columbia, Sumter, Charleston, Western Upstate, Aiken and Beaufort
The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Above, Between, Below at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park March 21 through May 3, 2015, featuring batiks on silk by Mary Edna Fraser. The exhibition, curated by Michael Haga, will open with a reception on Friday, March 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition, the public is invited to attend an artist’s talk by Fraser on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its March statewide housing market numbers revealing that inventory is expected to rise and homes sales increase. New Listings throughout the state were up around five percent to 8,772. Pending Sales increased 13.5 percent to 5,437 and Inventory shrank five percent to 39,320 units.
The new production plant in North Charleston, S.C. will supply the North American market with the next-generation Sprinter, creating 1,300 new jobs over the next several years.
Specialty Polymers, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of water-based emulsion polymers and adhesives, is expanding its existing Chester County operations. The $5.5 million investment will significantly increase the plant’s capacity and generate five new jobs.
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) will kick off a tour of the state to promote property rights, homeownership, and its member benefits to the trade association's more than 15,000 members.
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its January statewide housing market numbers revealing a continuation of last year's trend of more sellers putting their homes on the market at a higher price
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