News briefs for September 27th

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City announces $200,000 investment tax credit

At the Beaufort City Council session on Tuesday, Sept. 18, City Manager Bill Prokop announced the award of $200,000 to the City of Beaufort in the form of an investment tax credit from the Hargray Company. In a repeat from last year, the City’s request for the investment tax credit has been granted.

“We are excited for the opportunity to further improve our infrastructure in the City of Beaufort Commerce Park,” Prokop said, noting the money will be used to further improve the commerce park. 

With new tenant Oliver’s Clean Burn up and running in the park and more on the horizon, this award comes at a pivotal time when infrastructure improvements have a high probability of providing a measurable return.

City council voted unanimously to approve the acceptance of the award.

Attorney General announces another victory for SCE&G ratepayers

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that the rate decrease for SCE&G customers passed by the state legislature will now continue. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denied SCE&G’s motion to stop the rate decrease while a court battle over it continues. The court also denied SCE&G’s request to speed up that lawsuit, denied the company’s request to dismiss it, and allowed Wilson to file friend-of-the-court briefs in the case.

“This is another big win for SCE&G ratepayers,” Wilson said. “We’ve argued that customers should not have to pay billions of dollars for a hole in the ground. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recognized that it would be inappropriate to halt the General Assembly’s reduction of customers’ rates.”

Free Secure Shredding Event in Beaufort Oct. 6

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Section has organized a secure document shredding event for county residents on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (or until truck containers are full) at the Public Works North site located at 80 Shanklin Road in Beaufort. 

Individuals will be limited to disposing of no more than four boxes/bags. Any types or colors of paper, file folders or envelopes are acceptable. Staples or paper clips do not need to be removed. 

Only residential quantities will be accepted. No materials from commercial businesses will be accepted. No electronics will be collected at this event.

For more information, visit www.bcgov.net/recycle or contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Section at 843-255-2736.

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