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Graham launches presidential campaign in Central, S.C.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced his campaign for president on Monday in Central, S.C., where he grew up. Graham's life began modestly. He was raised in a one-room apartment behind his family’s liquor store. He served in the U.S. military for 33 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate.

New index measures bipartisanship in Congress

Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and the Lugar Center recently introduced a bipartisan ranking showing how often every member of Congress has worked outside of party lines, including South Carolina lawmakers. The purpose of the index is to bridge a gap in the information about the members of Congress and their performance.

Colliers executive named president of South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association

David Cuda, Colliers International’s director of corporate solutions, was recently elected president of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) at the organization’s annual conference in Myrtle Beach.

AT&T aims to keep customers connected during hurricane season

AT&T has one of the communications industry's biggest, most cutting-edge business and continuity disaster-response programs, which aims to ensure its customers stay connected during hurricane season, which began on Monday. The company invested more than $600 million in its Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) program and has over 300 trailers filled with technology and equipment that can be dispatched at a moment's notice, making the program one of the nation's largest.

Job Market Maker, Silicon Harbor Communications form partnership

SCRA Technology Ventures said on Monday that SC Launch Program client Job Market Maker and Resource Partner Network member Silicon Harbor Communications have formed a partnership. “We are pleased to bring these two companies together to help accelerate South Carolina’s high-tech economy,” SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney said. “The very reason we promote these partnerships is to further the overall economic impact in the state.”

S.C. chamber: Use part of state revenue surplus on infrastructure needs

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is calling on the General Assembly to spend at least half of an expected surplus on the state’s infrastructure after a $400 million increase in revenue swelled the state’s coffers. The chamber said this additional revenue presents a chance to address some needs.

Rosen Hagood partner receives 2015 Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award

Alice Paylor, a partner at Charleston-based law firm Rosen Hagood, recently was honored with the Platinum Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Council. This recognition is bestowed each year by the law school's Alumni Council to alumni who have exhibited professional competence, exemplary ethics and integrity in their field.

Comcast Spectacor solidifies under single brand

Comcast Spectacor, a provider in the entertainment and sports industry, recently announced three of its divisions have merged together to operate under a single, new brand known as Spectra.

McAngus Goudelock & Courie's Charleston office announces two new attorneys

McAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm in South Carolina, recently announced that it has added two litigation attorneys to its Charleston office: Danielle Payne and Greg Collins.

Rodney Druschel elected chairman of South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Druschel has worked in public accounting and industry for more than 40 years.

North Charleston office building sold for $635,000

A 7,702-square-foot office building at 2702 Azalea Drive in North Charleston has been purchased by Twin Rivers Properties, LLC, from John S. James Co. The $635,000 sale was announced by Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer, and Cushman's Philip Owens brokered the sale on behalf of the buyer.

McNair Law Firm elects new partners at four offices statewide

Four attorneys were recently elected to become partners in McNair Law Firm's Charleston, Columbia, Greenville and Hilton Head Island offices. M. Ryan Gentry (Columbia) practices mostly in public finance law, with a concentration on compliance with federal and state securities registration and disclosure requirements.

South Carolina receives Gold Shovel award

The State of South Carolina has received a Gold Shovel award from Area Development magazine, a national economic development publication.

SCRA presents commemoration check to BarberWind Turbines

SCRA Technology Ventures’ SC Launch program on Thursday presented a check of $200,000 to BarberWind Turbines, in honor of the investment they received last year.

Avison Young oversees lease of North Charleston industrial space

Avison Young, a commercial real estate firm, recently announced that Todd P. Garrett would represent Roger K. Davis in the leasing of a 2,000-square-foot office or warehouse space to Petco Support Services LLC.

Carolina Commercial brokers marina transaction

Carolina Commercial LLC announced Thursday that Dunston Powell represented Atlantic Marina Holdings, doing business as PGA Marina Partners LLC, in the acquisition of the PGA Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Six agents join Carolina One Real Estate Services

Timothy Wright, Michael Harris, Nevja Smalls Wigfall, Christina Foster, Sabrina Whatley and Dena Marie Drislan recently placed their real estate licenses with the Charleston-based firm.

Druschel named SCFCU board chairman

Long-time volunteer and CPA to lead South Carolina Federal Credit Union board

RealOp and Terra Capital acquire Park East and Park Central offices

Greenville, South Carolina, complex includes 12 buildings and two office parks.

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