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Applications are due Feb. 1  for the 2024 scholarship program sponsored by the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) Board of Directors. 

A $5,000 one-time scholarship will be awarded to a Pickens County graduating senior in honor of Pickens County Council Vice Chairman and SCAC President Roy Costner III.

Each year, the Association offers financial assistance to students who are pursuing higher education in South Carolina. The program makes one-time scholarships available to a student in the Association president’s home county... Read more


Counties working together to address issues like economic development, quality of life, and critical public safety services is key as our state grows—especially in rural areas. Leaders from Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell counties joined together this week to brainstorm collaborative ways to tackle some of these challenges.  

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SCAC Director of Governmental Affairs Kent Lesesne testifies during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.The Senate Finance Committee met for the first time in 2024 and took up several bills of interest to counties. When not in committee meetings, members of the Senate spent time on the floor debating H. 3594... Read more


The House continued meeting in budget subcommittees to hear from various state agencies and groups on requests for FY 2024-25. The Senate spent time on the floor debating and passing H. 3690, a bill to enact the “ESG Pension Protection Act” to require, among other things, that the Retirement System Investment Commission only consider financial factors... Read more