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Managing South Carolina’s growth emerged as a key theme and ongoing discussion during the 2023 SC Association of Counties Legislative Conference, which was held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Greenville.

SC Senate President Thomas Alexander of Oconee County, Sen. Shane Massey of Edgefield County, Sen. Karl Allen of Greenville County, and Rep. Chandra Dillard of Greenville County shared ideas on ways county officials and the General Assembly can work together on topics ranging from roads and broadband infrastructure to childcare... Read more


Recently, 179 attorneys gathered in person for the first time since 2019 for the 2023 SC Local Government Attorneys’ Institute, hosted by the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC).

“Being back in person was a welcome change for us as organizers and for the attorneys in attendance,” said SCAC Director of Governmental Affairs Kent Lesesne. “This event traditionally offers valuable networking opportunities for our state’s public sector attorneys, and it was great to see everyone engaging with this year’s presenters and with each other.”

The Nov. 17 event at the Pastides... Read more


A recording of SCAC’s recent webinar for local planning and zoning officials is now available to view on-demand for 3-hours of continuing education credit.  Last Monday, November 13, SCAC hosted the Affordable Housing, Public Meetings, and Other Trends in Planning and Zoning webinar. The course is approved by the SC Planning Education Advisory Committee for 3-hours of continuing education. To view this and other free on-demand continuing education opportunities for planning and zoning officials, visit SCAC’s learning portal learning portal at... Read more


Bamberg County was one of many in South Carolina to honor military veterans by participating in Operation Green Light this year. The Bamberg County Courthouse Annex and Isaiah Odom Building Gazebo were lit green, and local businesses and residents were asked to display green lights in their windows and entrances to honor veterans.

"Operation Green Light for Veterans is an easy way to county officials as well as Bamberg County businesses and residents to show their appreciation for our veterans," said County Councilwoman Sharon Hammond.

In addition to participating in Operation... Read more