News briefs

Beaufort City Councilmember Stephen Murray, Cayce Assistant City Manager Shaun Greenwood, Columbia Planning Director Krista Hampton and Municipal Association Legislative and Public Policy Advocate Scott Slatton graduated from Leadership S.C.

Abbeville Assistant City Manager Blake Stone, Clinton Director of Community Development Jerre Threatt, Columbia Business Development Manager Sergio Aparicio, Columbia Marketing Manager Brieanna Logue, Laurens Mayor John Stankus, Manning City Administrator Scott Tanner, Rock Hill Events and Marketing Coordinator Liam Kyle, Rock Hill Key Accounts Coordinator Laura Little and Mount Pleasant Assistant Town Administrator Katherine Hendricks graduated from the S.C. Economic Developers' Institute.

The International Code Council Region VIII Chapter named Buddy Skinner, building codes administrator for the City of Greenville and president of the Building Officials Association of SC, its 2017 Inspector of the Year.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars recognized Lt. Robert Sharpe of the West Columbia Police Department for his work in the community. He was chosen in the law enforcement category as the local, state and national VFW chapter winner.