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The South Carolina Association of Counties offered its Orientation for Newly-Elected Council Members in two separate webinars on January 5, 2021,  and January 7, 2021. The webinars were recorded and are now available on SCAC’s learning portal for those who are unable to participate in the live events. Please contact Ryan Tooley at or by phone at (803) 252-7255 if you have any questions or need assistance.Read more


Happy New Year! In light of COVID-19 concerns, our Friday Report is being distributed by email only. Please share this information with those who are accustomed to receiving a mailed version of the Friday Report and may not have email access.

The first regular session of the 124th South Carolina General Assembly will officially convene on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, however, there were several committee meetings this week. Of particular note, there was a subcommittee meeting regarding the Local Government Fund (LGF) that is discussed below. SCAC also... Read more


SCAC’s four legislative policy committees spent August through November studying issues and analyzing information to develop policy statements important to the several functions of county governance. In December, the Legislative Committee adopted SCAC’s Policy Positions for the 2021 Legislative Session.Read more


2020 Property Tax Rates by County, the most recent edition of the report, has been published.  For the previous editions, please visit the Property Tax Rates page.

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Beginning January 2021, SCAC legal staff will be sending a monthly combined update of proposed regulations and appellate court opinions impacting county government operations. CAOs/Attorneys are encouraged to forward this update to impacted county departments. January's Regulation and Case Law Update is available now. Read more