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for solid waste collectors, haulers beginning July 1

Beginning July 1, solid waste hauler licenses for 2021-2022 will be available for all associated collectors and haulers operating in Beaufort County. The County will not accept disposal charges at its approved landfills from collectors and haulers who do not have a valid license after August 1.

License fees are $100 per year for the first vehicle and $50 for each additional vehicle/decal.

Beaufort County’s Code of Ordinances requires that all contractors providing residential waste collection and transportation within the County have a license which, along with decals, can be obtained from either the Beaufort or Bluffton location of the Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Department.

To schedule an appointment or if you have questions, please contact Cindy Carter at ccarter@bcgov.net or 843-255-2745.

Foundation gives $100k to promote distance learning

The Beaufort County Distance Learning Fund of Coastal Community Foundation has awarded $100,000 to five nonprofits providing distance learning services to students in Beaufort County.

The fund was launched at Coastal Community Foundation in January with $100,000 in seed money from Beaufort County to help support nonprofit organizations that are currently offering distance learning services and those who would like to begin offering distance learning components to Beaufort County students.

McMaster nomintates Lightsey to be SC Secretary of Commerce

S.C. Governor Henry McMaster has nominated longtime South Carolina business executive Harry M. Lightsey III to serve as the next secretary of the South Carolina Department of Commerce. Lightsey, a former top executive with Bellsouth, AT&T and General Motors, will succeed Bobby Hitt, who is retiring in the fall.

“Harry Lightsey has been a fixture in South Carolina’s business community for decades, and I’m confident that with the vast experience he will be bringing to the Department of Commerce, South Carolina will keep winning,” McMaster said in a release. “Our state will have the workforce, infrastructure, intellectual capital, environmental assets and the quality of life necessary to compete – both nationally and globally – for jobs and investment.”

SC Military Department to host career fair for service members, public

The South Carolina Military Department (SCMD) will host a military career and resource fair for all service members with the South Carolina National Guard and the public, Thursday, June 24.

The SCMD, in partnership with Operation Palmetto Employment, will host up to 130 employers and veteran resources. Military hour will be from 9 to 10 a.m., designated for service members, and then open to the public until 2 p.m. The career fair will be at the state fair ground, 1200 Rosewood Drive in Columbia. Enter the fairground by using Gate 6 on George Rogers Blvd.

The purpose of this career fair is to provide an opportunity to the South Carolina National Guard service members who have been on orders in support of COVID-19 to obtain civilian employment with their transition from active-duty, as well as provide the opportunity for other service members and the public to gain employment or advance their career.

Attendees are reminded to bring several copies of your resume.

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