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Lawrence Flynn

Fire service in the unincorporated areas of South Carolina remains a patchwork of special purpose districts (SPDs), volunteer fire departments (VFDs), referendum-created county fire districts (Home Rule Districts) and county fire service areas (FSAs and together with Home Rule Districts, Fire Districts). The bad news is that this translates to surplusage,... Read more


The adoption and evolution of drone operations is at a pace rarely seen in county government. Every few months new and improved equipment and software becomes available that prompts expanded applications. Drones are becoming commonplace as clipboards are moving toward extinction. This evolution is just a small insight into the innovation and disruption coming from robotics and automated systems.

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The newest issue of County Focus magazine will be in mailboxes soon and is available online now.

The Summer 2023 issue highlights include counties' use of autonomous tech, a proposal for addressing fire service in unincorporated areas, and the 2023 Legislative Session in Review, as well as photo highlights from this year's J. Mitchell Graham and Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Awards Presentations.

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The July edition of the County COMPASS e-newsletter has hit mailboxes and is available online!

In this month's edition: 

  • Input Requested for SCAC Legislative Policy Development
  • Energy Office Mini-Grant
  • SC RIA Announces FY23-24 Applications and Workshop
  • County of Lexington Firefighter Receives Medal of
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