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Chesterfield County Residents Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. - At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Chesterfield County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 24, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 24th includes: Wednesday, September 26, 8:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will speak at the Downtown Columbia Rotary Club meeting, The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street, Columbia, S.C. Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 AM: Gov. McMaster…

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Four Counties Affected by Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) Executive Director Cheryl Stanton today announced that residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties are now eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) funds, which will be made…

Team South Carolina Emergency Response

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to continue to rise. The forecast is for flood waters in portions of the Pee Dee region including Horry and Georgetown counties to crest this week.   Residents should continue to…

South Carolina Approved for $8 million of Federal Highway Administration “Quick Release” Emergency Funds

COLUMBIA, S.C. – At the request of Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Secretary Christy Hall, SCDOT has been approved for $8 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) "Quick Release" Emergency Funds. USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao confirmed the…

Four South Carolina Counties Approved for Individual Assistance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. - At the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Survivors who…

Gov. Henry McMaster, UnitedHealth Group Celebrate $500,000 Donation to the One SC Fund

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by UnitedHealth Group executives and Joanne Turnquist of the Central Carolina Community Foundation to celebrate UnitedHealth Group’s $500,000 donation to the One SC Fund. With no fees collected, 100% of donations to the fund will go directly…

Gov. Henry McMaster Pens Letter to S.C. Congressional Delegation, Requests Federal Support for Hurricane Florence Recovery

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to South Carolina’s congressional delegation requesting their continued support as the state begins to focus on recovery efforts prior to expected flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence’s historic rainfall. A copy of the governor’s…

Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today suspended Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson following his indictment, and has appointed Deputy Attorney General Heather Weiss to serve in his place. A copy of the governor’s executive order (PDF). Weiss currently serves as Deputy Attorney General…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 17, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 17th includes: Gov. McMaster has no public events scheduled at this time. -###- Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 4 - 16, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the from September 4 - 16…

Team South Carolina Continues to Respond to Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to remain fully staffed and dedicated to respond to what is now Tropical Depression Florence. The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is fully operational, staffed by emergency personnel form multiple state agencies and…

President Donald J. Trump Declares Disaster for State of South Carolina and Eight Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to Governor Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the state of South Carolina and approved federal reimbursement through FEMA for costs associated with emergency, life-safety actions during Hurricane Florence. The…

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Horry and Georgetown Counties Tomorrow at 9AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster today announced that evacuation orders for Horry and Georgetown counties will be lifted tomorrow morning, Sunday, September 16 at 9 AM. Earlier today, the governor lifted evacuation orders for all other previously…

Evacuation Orders Lifted for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Colleton Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuation orders have been lifted for all residents in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties, along with Edisto Beach in Colleton county, effective at noon today. At the request of local officials…

Team South Carolina Prepares for Tropical Storm Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Tropical Storm Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a tropical storm and has the capacity to bring record amounts of rain…

Team South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Emergency Response Team continues to track Hurricane Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm's potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Category 3 hurricane and has the capacity to bring…

Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Mandatory Evacuations for Southern Coastal Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Residents in the southern most parts of South Carolina no longer need to evacuate due to Hurricane Florence. Due to updated predictions from the National Hurricane Center, Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with state and local officials, has lifted the mandatory evacuation…

Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 11 at Noon

Governor Also Issues Executive Order Closing Specific Schools and State Government Offices to Ease Traffic  COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has issued Executive Order 2018-29 (PDF), which orders the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for…

S.C. Agencies, Residents Prepare for Hurricane Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division continues to monitor Hurricane Florence, which forecasters say could affect the East Coast as a powerful storm. The state Emergency Operations Center is operational, staffed by emergency personnel from various state agencies and…

Gov. Henry McMaster Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Florence's Potential Impact to the State

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster has submitted to President Donald Trump a request for a federal emergency declaration in anticipation of the possible impact from Hurricane Florence. A copy of the governor's letter requesting the declaration can be found here (PDF). The governor is…

Gov. Henry McMaster Declares State of Emergency to Prepare for Potential Impact from Tropical Storm Florence

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Florence impacting the state. The executive order enables all state…

Gov. Henry McMaster Hosts 2018 Governor’s Opioid Summit

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today hosted the 2018 Governor’s Opioid Summit, which included roundtable discussions and exhibits from healthcare professionals, state and local agencies, members of the South Carolina law enforcement community, and other experts and stakeholders. The event…

Green Tech Solution, Inc Launching New Cherokee County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Green Tech Solution, Inc today announced plans to locate new recycling operations in Cherokee County. The company’s $75 million investment is projected to create approximately 200 new jobs.  Green Tech Solution, Inc will be establishing a new recycling operation to…

JTEKT North America Expands Greenville County Headquarters

COLUMBIA, S.C.—JTEKT North America(JTEKT), a subsidiary of global automotive and industrial supplier JTEKT Corporation, has completed a $5.8 million expansion of its headquarters on the campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The expansion project…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces 2018 Governor’s Opioid Summit

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As part of South Carolina’s continued efforts in combatting the opioid epidemic, healthcare professionals, state and local agencies, concerned citizens and law enforcement will once again come together for the S.C. Governor’s Opioid Summit, which will be held tomorrow, September 6…

ShayoNano USA, Inc. Launching New Chester County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ShayoNano USA, Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials, today announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment is projected to bring approximately 40 new jobs to the community. ShayoNano is…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 4, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 3rd includes: Wednesday, September 5th at 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will attend an economic development grand opening celebration, Mercedes-Benz Vans, 8501 Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Ladson, S.C. Wednesday, September 5th at 1…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: August 27, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of August 27 includes: Monday, August 27, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster visited and toured Miracle Hill's Greenville Rescue Mission, 575 W Washington Street, Greenville, S.C. Wednesday, August 29, 2:00 PM: Gov. McMaster will hold a Ceremonial…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Project in Orangeburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with a new facility in Orangeburg County. The company is investing $28 million in this latest project, which will be known as Ulmer Solar…

Google Investing $600 Million in Its Berkeley County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Google today confirmed plans to further expand its existing campus in Berkeley County, marking the 10-year anniversary of its data center at the Mount Holly Commerce Park. The expansion is projected to bring approximately $600 million of additional capital investment…

Capgemini Expanding Operations in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Capgemini, a global consulting and technology firm, today announced it is expanding its operations in Richland County with the opening of an advanced technology and development center. The new center is projected to create at least 200 jobs, with the potential for…

Organic Standard Solutions International, LLC Expanding Charleston County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Organic Standard Solutions International, LLC (o2si smart solutions), a subsidiary of LGC Group’s Standards division, today announced expansion plans for its existing Charleston County facility. The company’s $2.4 million capital investment is projected to create…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: August 20, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of August 20th includes: Monday, August 20, 11:30 AM:  Gov. McMaster held a press conference, Governor’s Office, State House, first floor, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will hold a meeting of the State…

Materials Sciences Corporation Expanding Its Greenville County Operations

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC), a technology-driven designer and advanced manufacturer of composite materials and structures for government and industry, has formally announced plans to expand its presence in Greenville County with the addition of a second facility…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Projects in Clarendon County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Southern Current, a leading developer in the residential, commercial and utility-scale solar markets, is expanding its solar farm portfolio with three new solar facilities in Clarendon County. The company is projected to invest approximately $10 million in these new projects…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: August 13, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of August 13th includes: Tuesday, August 14, 11:00 AM:  Gov. McMaster will participate in a Darlington Raceway event and hold a ceremonial bill signing for H. 4009, Motorsports Entertainment Complex, Start/Finish Line, Darlington Raceway…

Coronal Energy Launching New Solar Project in Florence County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Coronal Energy, a leading independent solar power and energy storage provider, today announced plans for the construction of a new solar project -- the Rankin Solar Center -- in Florence County. The new development is projected to bring approximately $15 million of…

Gov. Henry McMaster Forms Advisory Panel for Department of Social Services Director Search

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced the formation of an advisory panel made up of a diverse group of stakeholders to assist in the search for the next director of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS). The panel has been tasked with developing a set of…

Synergy Steel Locating New Operations in Lancaster County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Synergy Steeltoday announced plans to establish new operations in Lancaster County. The $2.8 million investment is projected to create 139 new positions.  Synergy Steel provides solutions to the housing and construction industry through the collaboration of light…

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: August 6, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of August 6th includes: Monday, August 6th, 3:00 PM:  Gov. McMaster attended the official opening of the Richard W. Riley Collection, University of South Carolina, Alumni Center, 900 Senate Street, Columbia, S.C. Tuesday, August 7th, 11…