News Briefs

​Members of the SC Utility Billing Association recently elected their 2020 – 2021 board of directors. They are President Keith Wood, Laurens Commission of Public Works; Vice President Leigh Starnes, City of Lancaster; Secretary/Treasurer Tonya Huell, City of Lake City; Members at Large Brandon Brown, City of Hartsville; Darlene Brown, City of West Columbia; Michelle McLemore, Mount Pleasant Waterworks; and Past President Amy H. Ashley, Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works.

The cities of Abbeville, Barnwell, Liberty, Rock Hill, Walterboro, Wellford, West Columbia, York; and towns of Batesburg-Leesville, Jackson, Kingstree, Ridgeland, Ware Shoals were recently awarded a litter prevention grant from PalmettoPride. The Litter Prevention Grant is a competitive grant that provides organizations up to $10,000 to develop successful anti-litter programs and enforcement activities at the local level. named the City of Isle of Palms as No. 1 in its "South Carolina's 20 Safest Cities of 2020" report. Safewise uses FBI crime statistics and U.S. Census population data to rank the safest cities in each state.