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1st-quarter state tax collections in South Carolina reach $2.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in South Carolina amount to $2.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 34th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-2018 pay for starting teachers in South Carolina averaged $33,148

A beginning teacher’s salary in South Carolina averaged $33,148 for the 2017-2018 school year, the fourth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

New manufacturing orders for communications equipment manufacturing, defense climb 31.4 percent in June

New orders for communications equipment manufacturing, defense increased $60 million, or 31.4 percent, to $251 million in June, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report which was released in August.

28 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Mayesville, South Carolina

28 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Mayesville, South Carolina in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau: 0.6% of people in Monarch Mill identified as multi-racial in 2017

Of the 1,528 citizens living in Monarch Mill in 2017, 99.4% said they were only one race while 0.6% said they were two or more races, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Palmetto Business Daily.

Census Bureau: More men than women in Coronaca in 2017

Of the 141 people living in Coronaca in 2017, 32.6 percent (46) were women and 67.4 percent (95) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Palmetto Business Daily

Miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers report $21.5 billion in June sales

Sales by miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers in June 2019 were $21.5 billion.

U.S. furniture, home furnishings, electronics and appliance stores estimate 4.6 percent sales decrease for June compared to last year

Furniture, home furnishings, electronics and appliance stores in June 2019 saw a 4.6 percent decrease in sales compared to the same month the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Advance Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey.

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC facility (544HK) in Columbia scheduled 773 medical appointments in August 2019

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, subsidiary 544HK in Columbia, South Carolina scheduled 773 pending appointments during the period ending September 1, according to data collected from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Total OASDI retired beneficiaries in South Carolina zip 29804 increases in 2018

There were 125 total OASDI retired beneficiaries in South Carolina zip code 29804 in 2018, an 8.7 percent increase over 2017, which had only 115 total retired beneficiaries, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

Cost of college went up for all students at Southern Wesleyan University

Tuition and fees rose 3.1 percent for 2018-19 at Southern Wesleyan University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Residents and visitors to Ohio paid $29.1 billion in taxes in 2018

Ohio collected $29.1 billion in taxes in 2018, a 1.2 percent decrease from the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

10.4% of households in Pine Ridge received food stamps in 2017

Pine Ridge ranked 302nd in South Carolina for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

10.4% of households in Reidville received food stamps in 2017

Reidville ranked 303rd in South Carolina for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

10.4% of households in Lugoff received food stamps in 2017

Lugoff ranked 301st in South Carolina for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

Total OASDI disabled beneficiaries in South Carolina zip 29065 remains the same in 2018

There were 30 total OASDI disabled beneficiaries in South Carolina zip code 29065 in 2018, which is unchanged from 2017, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

VA reports increase in number of appointments at Ralph H. Johnson VAMC health facility in Myrtle Beach (534GB) in August

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, subsidiary 534GB in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina scheduled 4,854 pending appointments in August compared to 4,804 the previous month, according to data collected from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Census Bureau: nobody in Modoc identified as multi-racial in 2017

All 218 citizens living in Modoc in 2017 were white, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained on Aug. 2 by the Palmetto Business Daily.

South Carolina collected 33.7% less in taxes on motor vehicle operator licenses in 2018

Of the $10.6 billion in taxes collected by South Carolina in 2018, $4.5 million came from taxes on motor vehicle operator licenses, a 33.7 percent decrease from the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

New manufacturing orders for communications equipment manufacturing, nondefense climb 2.8 percent in June

New orders for communications equipment manufacturing, nondefense increased $99 million, or 2.8 percent, to $3.61 billion in June, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report which was released in August.

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