Recent News


The Threat and How to Think About It

Ransomware has rapidly emerged as the most visible cybersecurity risk playing out across our nation’s networks, locking up private sector organizations and government agencies alike. And that’s only what we’re seeing – many more infections are going unreported, ransoms are being paid, and the vicious ransomware cycle continues on. We strongly urge you to consider ransomware infections as destructive attacks, not an event where you can simply pay off the bad guys and regain control of your network (do you really trust a cybercriminal?).

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Annual Conference highlights and presentations given during the SCAC 52nd Annual Conference are now available. View them all on the Annual Conference Highlights page.Read more


SCAC is proud to announce a new online wage and salary report tool. The searchable database allows users to create customized reports for the salary information of 203 county positions reported in the most recent biennial wage and salary survey of South Carolina counties.  Salary data is searchable by county, county population group, position, and department.

To access the online salary report tool online, go to

The FY 2020 wage and salary survey will be underway... Read more


The May 14 webcast of Planning Strategies for South Carolina's Rural and Urban Counties is now available.  To steam the video and access the handouts, visit the Planning and Zoning Education page.Read more


The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved grant assistance for 26 communities, totaling more than $12 million, to strengthen water, sewer and storm water infrastructure. This brings the number of projects awarded to 54 in Fiscal Year 2019, totaling $25.7 million.

Whether it's upgrading aged water or sewer lines, rehabilitating elevated storage tanks, improving a downtown's drainage infrastructure or extending water and sewer lines to industrial parks in an effort to attract new industry, these grant awards will have a significant impact on the 58,102 residents and... Read more