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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC -- The Anderson County Emergency Services Division is beginning the process of updating the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan for the county. This plan is a blueprint for reducing or mitigating property damage and saving lives from the effects of future natural disasters. This plan is also required in order for Anderson County and the municipalities to be eligible to receive certain types of state and federal disaster relief funds after disasters occur. There will be an initia...

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Anderson County added almost 700 jobs during October, according to numbers released today by the SC Department of Employment and Workforce.  The number of employed residents was measured at 84,403, with the unemployment dipping to 5.1% from the 5.3% observed in September.  Anderson County has the sixth-lowest unemployment rate in South Carolina.  In October of 2014, the unemployment rate was 6.1% and 2,500 fewer people were employed. “Obviously, we’re pleased to see...

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Legal Representation for Disaster Survivors South Carolina Legal Services is a statewide law firm that provides civil legal services to protect the rights and represent the interests of low-income South Carolinians.  All low-income South Carolinians will have full and fair access to Justice. FEMA and other government claims / Insurance claims / Landlord-tenant / Wills and Legal documents / Unemployment / SNAP benefits / Education / Mortgage-foreclosure / Home repair / Consumer issues / m...

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FALLING BEHIND IN YOUR MORTGAGE? WORRIED ABOUT FORECLOSURE? South Carolina LEGAL Services SC HELP- approved Housing Processing Agency MAY BE ABLE TO HELP AT NO CHARGE Homeowners Worried About Foreclosure Due to Unemployment, Underemployment, Reduction in Self-Employment Income, Death of Spouse, Catastrophic Medical Expenses or Divorce May Be Eligible for One or More of the Following Programs Administered by SC HELP: Monthly Payment Assistance only (MPA): pays mortgage up to $36,000 o...

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ACTC COMMITTEE MEETING Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Conference Room River Street Annex 4:00 CTC Special Called Meeting      CALL TO ORDER   INVOCATION            OLD BUSINESS: Discussion and vote on reclamation and paving of “Ridge Road Extension,” Town of Williamston, ACTC project 011215            ADJOURNMENT

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Anderson County News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- November 10, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT:     Jessica Cwynar Anderson County P.A.W.S. (864) 617-2859 (media inquiry only)     Anderson County PAWS announces limited operation schedule due offsite adoption event   Access to Anderson County PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) will be restricted Saturday November 14,2015  for staff to assist with an offsite adoption event for bully breeds. General public access will be rest...

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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC -- Anderson County will present information at a public meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Iva Town Hall, 204 E. Jackson St., Iva, SC 29655 to discuss the removal of blighted residential structures in the Iva area. Anderson County has been awarded funding from S.C. Housing under the Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) to help stabilize property values and prevent future foreclosures for existing property owners in targeted areas. For more informatio...

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Company investing $2.5 million to expand Anderson County operations   COLUMBIA, S.C. – Lakeside Steel and Machine, Inc., a firm that specializes in heavy steel and metal fabrication, is expanding its existing Anderson County operations. The company is investing $2.5 million in the project, creating 13 new jobs in Anderson, S.C. over the next five years. Established in 1985, Lakeside Steel and Machine is a family-owned firm, specializing in heavy steel fabrication, critical enginee...

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Company investing $1.2 million to establish new Anderson County facility   COLUMBIA, S.C. – Palmetto Engineering, a firm that specializes in telecommunications engineering, industrial electrical engineering and GIS telecommunications software, is expanding its Upstate operations with the establishment of a new facility in Anderson County. The company is investing $1.2 million in the project, creating 25 new jobs in Piedmont, S.C. over the next five years.  Established in 200...

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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC – Anderson County Council, in partnership with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, has secured funding for a second litter crew. The litter crew began work this week.  Major Garry Bryant provides oversight for the litter pickup crew. The crew is comprised of Detention Center trustees. According to Major Bryant, the original crew removed an average of 800 bags of litter and approximately 100 tires per month from county properties and roadways. The addition...

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