Recent News

USDOT Makes $1.5 Billion Available for Infrastructure Projects 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:57:00 AM
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) recently announced the availability of approximately $1.5 billion to repair crumbling infrastructure through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. INFRA advances a... [Read More]

Deadline Approaching for First Round of Infrastructure Grants 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:47:00 AM
The SC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) is now offering grants statewide to local governments and public utilities. The deadline to submit applications in the first round of the competitive grants program is Monday, September 11, 2017. RIA has... [Read More]

2017 President's Report Now Available 

Monday, August 7, 2017 2:53:00 PM Categories: Publications
The 2017 President's Report has now been published. It is available on our website under the Publications tab or by clicking here. [Read More]

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to formally withdraw the 2015 Waters of the US Rule  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:07:00 PM
The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that they intended to formally withdraw the 2015 Waters of the US Rule (WOTUS). The rule would have expanded the definition and scope of waterways regulated under the clean water act. In 2014,... [Read More]

Current Trends for Planning and Zoning Officials Video Now Available Online 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 3:25:00 PM Categories: Webcast
The Current Trends for Planning and Zoning Officials webcast is now available for streaming from our website. Click here to find it in the Planning and Zoning webcast library. [Read More]

FOIA New Rules Webinar Recording Available On-Demand 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 2:31:00 PM
SCAC recently hosted a webinar to help county officials understand changes to the Freedom of Information Act. Attorneys Kent Lesesne of SCAC and Cindy Dupont of Spartanburg County provided an overview of the new FOIA rules. A recording of the... [Read More]

County Focus Vol. 28 Issue No. 1 Now Available Online 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:07:00 AM Categories: Publications
The newest issue of County Focus magazine is now available online. Click this link to read the lastest news from counties throughout South Carolina. You can view past issues of the magazine at [Read More]

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program Through SC EMD 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 4:55:00 PM
SC Emergency Management Division (SC EMD) has announced an update for the 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs. Congress has allocated $100 million towards PDM and $175 million for FMA. The Federal... [Read More]

PEBA Information Now Online 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 11:17:00 AM
PEBA has posted the detailed information regarding the increase in the employers’ retirement contribution rates and the credits that will be applied. You will need to know your employer code to find the credit amount for your county. The information ... [Read More]

Report on Local Policies and Practices that Reduce Opioid Abuse and Related Fatalities 

Posted by Jennifer Haworth Sunday, June 4, 2017 11:44:00 PM
In 2016, the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities created a joint taskforce to identify local policies and practices that reduce opioid abuse and related fatalities. A report summarizing the taskforce’s work and... [Read More]
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