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Council Gives 2013-2014 Budget First Reading

Council Gives 2013-2014 Budget First Reading

Amends 2012-2013 Budget By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council gave unanimous approval to the 2013-2014 budget after its first reading at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Apr.…

Two Pieces of Gun Legislation in S.C. Senate

Two Pieces of Gun Legislation in S.C. Senate

Could Impact Carriers of Concealed Weapons Permits –  By Tiffani Ireland – Two pieces of legislation currently making their way through the South Carolina Senate could have a major impact…

Town Hall Meeting in Merriwether on Thursday

Town Hall Meeting in Merriwether on Thursday

Senator Shane Massey will hold a “town hall” meeting in Merriwether Middle School’s cafeteria on Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sen. Massey will provide an update on the…

DHEC Launches Permit Central to Streamline Permitting Process

DHEC Launches Permit Central to Streamline Permitting Process

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has unveiled Permit Central, a new initiative that simplifies the process for obtaining health and environmental permits, the agency…

Edgefield County SC Works Center Not Closing

The Edgefield County SC Works Center remains open despite the announcement that Unemployment Insurance (UI) staff will no longer maintain office hours there. Rumors have circulated that the entire Edgefield…

County Allocates PARD Funds

County Allocates PARD Funds

Chairman Reviews Rules for Public Speakers –  By Tiffani Ireland – The Edgefield County Council voted 4-1 to allocate PARD funds to the Sweetwater Community Center and Bettis Academy Park…

Worries Over Possible Impact of SC House Bill 3290

Worries Over Possible Impact of SC House Bill 3290

Could Void Three Rivers Landfill Contract –  By Tiffani Ireland – By most accounts, SC House Bill 3290 is, in theory, a good idea.  Meant to ensure fair business practices…

Sen. Massey Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Edgefield [updated]

Sen. Massey Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Edgefield [updated]

By Robert Norris – Sen. Shane Massey held a “town hall” meeting in the Edgefield County Council chambers on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sen. Massey provided an…

County Council Work Session Planned for Feb. 27

County Council Work Session Planned for Feb. 27

Edgefield County Council will be holding a work session with no votes expected to be taken at a special called meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM in…

County Council Introduces Consent Agenda

County Council Introduces Consent Agenda

Up-date Given on Animal Shelter Project –  The Edgefield County Council introduced a new way to conduct their meetings at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 5.  Described by…