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​The City of York was named No. 10 in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice 2019 category "Best Small Town Cultural Scene." A list of 20 nominees was determined by a panel of experts, and the top 10 winners were selected by popular vote.

The SC Business Licensing Officials Association recently awarded 12 individuals with the Accreditation in Business Licensing designation: Sherry Atkinson, Town of West Union; Noel Blackwell, Town of Lyman; Tami Boyle, Town of Mount Pleasant; Caitlin Cothran, Municipal Association of SC; Jarrett Epperson, City of Cayce; Karen Osborne, City of Greenville; Chaconas Parson, Town of Andrews; Tim Roberts, City of Greer; Ashley Rochester, City of Clinton; Kathy Teague, City of Union; Karine Thomas, City of Hartsville; and Carroll Williamson, City of Cayce.

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and SC Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognized the City of Columbia Public Utilities Department as a recipient of the 2019 Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award at their Annual Safety Achievement Award reception. The department rose to the top by reducing their Recordable Incident Rate by 40% as it relates to the criteria to receive this award.