Recent News


The South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) has published a new Population Dashboard on its website that gives users visual representations of the state’s actual, estimated, and projected populations and demographic components.

The Population Dashboard includes interactive charts and graphs showing population counts and changes by age group, race, and county. The data are also available for users to download. In... Read more

Jasper and Saluda County firefighters recently received Meritorious Action Awards from S.C. State Firefighters’ Association for rendering services beyond the ordinary course of duty in an attempt to save a life.
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It's a special edition of the Friday Report! The House and Senate met this week to discuss the budget and other bills, including:

  • Income tax deductions for firefighters
  • Tax credits for businesses
  • Property tax exemptions for low-income housing properties

Find a detailed breakdown of the approved state budget and info on other bills important to counties in the final Friday Report of 2024.Read more


SCAC will welcome newly-elected county council members from across the state to a day-long training Dec. 11 in Columbia.The Orientation for Newly-Elected Council Members, held every two years following a general election, is designed to prepare leaders for their new duties and responsibilities. 

Topics will include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of county council;
  • Forms and powers of county government;
  • County risk
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The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) awarded a 2024 Board of Directors Scholarship to Chandler Dailey of Clinton High School.

“It is an honor to celebrate the talented young people in our county who not only excel academically but also give back to their communities,” said Laurens County Council Chairman Brown Patterson, who serves on the SCAC Board of Directors. “On behalf of SCAC and Laurens County Council, we congratulate Chandler and look forward to hearing about the lasting impact she will make in college and beyond.”

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