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This year, SCAC awarded $12,500 in scholarships to students from five counties. Ellenor Burrell of Oconee County was awarded this year's Presidential Scholarship in honor of Paul Cain, Oconee County Council Vice Chairman and SCAC President. Board of Directors Scholarship recipients this year are Jordan Carter of Allendale County, Jason Vipperman of Horry County, Lacy Hawkins of Newberry County, and Alyssa McKnight of Williamsburg County Government. Congratulations to the winners!... Read more


The General Assembly wrapped up its final week with a flurry of legislation. A Sine Die resolution allows them to come back in June to complete specific pieces of legislation. Through much debate and maneuvering, the provisions of the user fee bill S. 984 will continue to be debated during the sine die period. The House of Representatives also saw additional changes in leadership roles this week. Rep. Murrell Smith assumed his position as Speaker of the House. Rep. Davey Hiott was elected as... Read more


Next week is the final week of the session. In the scramble to get legislation passed, many bills close to passage have been amended with provisions of other bills. A sine die resolution outlining bills and matters that can be taken up after 5:00 pm next Thursday has not been introduced. If a sine die resolution is not introduced and passed, all bills not enrolled for ratification by 5:00 pm next Thursday are dead and will have to be refiled for the 2023 legislative session. The user fee bill S. 984 is now on the House contested calendar. With only three legislative days left, time is

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Final Call for Entries for the SCAC Awards Competition - Deadline is Friday, May 6.

For 50 years, SCAC has recognized innovative and impactful projects submitted by South Carolina’s counties for the J. Mitchell Graham/Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Awards Competition. The Association is currently accepting applications for the 2022 Awards Competition, and we look forward to learning about this year’s projects and innovations!

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