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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Four Counties Affected by Hurricane Florence

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…

Team South Carolina Emergency Response

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…

Federal Highway Administration “Quick Release” Emergency Funds

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 (…

Four South Carolina Counties Approved for Individual Assistance Program

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…

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

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 …

Gov. McMaster Requests Federal Support for Hurricane Florence Recovery

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…

Gov. Henry McMaster Suspends Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson

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.

Weekly Schedule: September 17, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s Weekly Schedule: September 17, 2018  Columbia, S.C. – Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of September 17th includes:

Team South Carolina Continues to Respond to Florence

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…

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

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…

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

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. …

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

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…

Team South Carolina Prepares for Tropical Storm Florence

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…

Team South Carolina Prepares for Hurricane Florence

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…

Gov. Henry McMaster Lifts Mandatory Evacuations for Southern Coastal Counties

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…

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

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 their personal safety as…

S.C. Agencies, Residents Prepare for Hurricane Florence

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…

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

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.

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

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…

Gov. Henry McMaster Hosts 2018 Governor’s Opioid Summit

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…

Green Tech Solution, Inc Launching New Cherokee County Operations

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…

JTEKT North America Expands Greenville County Headquarters

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…

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces 2018 Governor’s Opioid Summit

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…

ShayoNano USA, Inc. Launching New Chester County Operations

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…

Weekly Schedule: September 4, 2018

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…

Weekly Schedule: August 27, 2018

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,…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Project in Orangeburg County

outhern 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…

Google Investing $600 Million in Its Berkeley County Operations

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…

Capgemini Expanding Operations in Richland County

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…

Organic Standard Solutions International, LLC Expanding Charleston County Operations

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…

Weekly Schedule: August 20, 2018

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.…

Materials Sciences Corporation Expanding Its Greenville County Operations

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…

Southern Current Launching New Solar Projects in Clarendon County

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…

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

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…

Coronal Energy Launching New Solar Project in Florence County

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…

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

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…

Synergy Steel Locating New Operations in Lancaster County

Synergy Steel today 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…

Weekly Schedule: August 6, 2018

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…

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Launching New Solar Project in Union County

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises is launching a new renewable energy operation, Midway Green Solar, LLC, in Union County. This project is expected to bring approximately $12 million of capital investment…

Weekly Schedule: July 30, 2018

Gov. Henry McMaster’s schedule for the week of July 30th includes: Tuesday, July 31st, 10:00 AM: Gov. McMaster will hold a Ceremonial Bill Signing for H. 4727 - Conservation Bank Trust Fund,…