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Santee Cooper approves $4 million loan to Cherokee County

Money will be used to build 50,000-square-foot industrial building to attract industry.

Public input sought on plan to build traffic-management centers

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) currently is accepting public comments to amend the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to include over $2 million in construction funding to build traffic-management centers in Richland and York counties.

JEDA bonds to fund South Carolina Aquarium upgrades

Upgrades and replacement of equipment and fixtures at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston soon will become a reality thanks to $2.7 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds from the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA).

Columbia firefighters raising money in MDA Fill the Boot drive

The Columbia Fire Department is holding its annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill the Boot fundraising campaign through Friday, March 27, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with collection stations at the following intersections:

NLRB approves April election for Boeing machinists

An agreement between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Boeing Company was approved Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), setting union representation elections for April 22 at five locations on Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina, campus.

Gravina Public Strategies presented with 2015 Gold Pollie Award

Gravina Public Strategies, LLC, based in Charleston, South Carolina, has been awarded the Gold Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).

Persona to open Columbia pizzeria in June

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria recently said that it has signed a development agreement to bring its create-your-own-pizza concept to the Southeast, with restaurants planned for South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

CSX names I-26 Mega Site in Newberry County a Select Site

CSX said last week that the company’s I-26 Mega Site in South Carolina's Newberry County has been designated a CSX Select Site. The Select Site designation means that the property has been researched and identified as a location where future manufacturing facilities can be added in the CSX network.

Columbia to take part in Earth Hour shutdown

On Saturday at 8:30 p.m, the City of Columbia will join hundreds of millions of other cities, businesses and organizations worldwide in celebrating Earth Hour. The city will turn off all nonessential lights in city buildings for one hour.

Graham, other senators introduce Ex-Im Bank renewal bill

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and a bipartisan group of senators have introduced the Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2015 on Monday. The bill will reauthorize the bank's charter until Sept. 30, 2019. The bank's current authorization will expire on June 30 without congressional action.

LCEDC partners with Lancaster schools to provide enlightening student tours

The Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) joined with the Lancaster County School District and other local industry partners this month to provide career-themed tours for 70 South Middle School and A.R. Rucker School students.

SC Aerospace Conference and Expo set for August 26-27

The 2015 SC Aerospace Conference and Expo is scheduled for Aug. 26-27 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, the University of South Carolina said. The second annual conference will include an exhibit hall with a booth capacity of 100 booths.

South Carlina auto insurers added to quotation database

Site now offers more efficient and accurate quotation searches by state and zip code

Colliers International adds to South Carolina portfolio

Company now holds more than 12 million square feet of real estate in state.

The Cliffs Golf Courses ranked on Golfweek's Top 100

BodyThe Cliffs at Mountain Park was honored last week with a listing on Golfweek's coveted Best 100 Modern Courses in America, 2015.

250 student athletes attend My Career After the Game seminar

South Carolina Department of Education and the Marcus Lattimore Foundation partner on program.

Graham introduces bill to bolster university engineering programs

25 schools would receive $20 million under Manufacturing Universities Act

Upcoming TV show to be filmed in North Charleston

Danger Boys Productions, LLC, a TV production company, will film the Danny McBride TV series "Vice Principals" North Charleston, Colliers International said last week. Colliers' Hagood Morrison has secured a lease at 4500 Goer Drive for the production company, which intends to use the 150,000-square-foot facility to film the show, scheduled to air on HBO in 2016.

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