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Santee Cooper Names Interim CEO and COO

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors recently named James E. Brogdon Jr. interim president and CEO. Brogdon retired from Santee Cooper in 2014 as general counsel and executive vice president. Current President and CEO Lonnie Carter announced his retirement Aug. 25. The Board also named Marc R. Tye, Santee Cooper executive vice president of competitive markets […]

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Report: Average Credit Score In Berkeley County Is 647

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–When it comes to your finances, we all know that your credit score plays a big role. Your credit score often determines the interest rate you’ll pay for credit cards, car loans, mortgages and whether you’ll get a loan in the first place. Recently, LendEDU compiled a list of 150 towns and cities with the highest (and the lowest) […]

SCSBA Executive Director Scott Price presented the association’s award along with Berkeley County School Board Chair Sally Ann Wofford to Google representatives Data Center Facilities Manager Paul Carff and Data Center Hardware Operations Manager Rob Sanchez.
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Google Named a ‘Champion for Public Education’ in Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) honored Google with a Champions for Public Education Award on Tuesday, September 26, during the Berkeley County School Board Meeting. SCSBA Executive Director Scott Price presented the association’s award along with Berkeley County School Board Chair Sally Ann Wofford to Google representatives Data Center Facilities Manager Paul Carff and Data Center […]

Pictured: Santee Cooper Sign located in Moncks Corner
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Santee Cooper Approves Monetization of Toshiba Guaranty

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved today an Assignment and Purchase Agreement with Citibank, N.A., to sell the monetary rights of its portion of the $2.168 billion Toshiba Guaranty Settlement Claim. The agreement does not include the first-scheduled payment from Toshiba of $150 million. The agreement pays 91.5 percent of the settlement claim and Santee […]

Pictured: Huddle House in Moncks Corner
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Moncks Corner Huddle House To Celebrate Grand Re-Opening After Semi Crashed Into It

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Nine months after a tractor trailer crashed into the Moncks Corner Huddle House and shut it down, the popular restaurant is getting ready to celebrate it’s grand re-opening. Huddle House is inviting the community to join in on the September 30th festivities. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant is offering Golden Waffles for 50 […]

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Santee Cooper To Conduct Aerial Treatments To Control Invasive Plants In Lake Moultrie

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – From Sept. 25 through Oct. 15, Santee Cooper will conduct helicopter applications of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved herbicides to control giant cutgrass in Lake Moultrie. These applications should improve lake access for residential and commercial properties and improve recreational opportunities and wildlife habitats within the Santee Cooper Lakes system. To notify boaters of spray operations, […]

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Santee Cooper Preparing For Hurricane Irma

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper personnel are making preparations for potential damages to our service territory from Hurricane Irma. Approximately 2 million South Carolinians depend on the state-owned electric and water utility as their power source, either directly or through the state’s electric cooperatives. Earlier today, Santee Cooper went to a Condition 4 alert status. This means potential disaster-causing […]

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Celebrate Payday, Maximize Your Paycheck During Payroll Week

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently proclaimed September 4-8 Payroll Week in the Palmetto State. This annual event, held in conjunction with the larger National Payroll Week, has been hosted by the American Payroll Association since 1996. The week is used as a time to say thank you to payroll professionals and to educate employees on ways to get the […]

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South Carolinians Feeling the Effects of Hurricane Harvey at the Pump

Gas prices continue to rise as an effect of Hurricane Harvey. In South Carolina, the statewide average is $2.26 – a seven cent increase overnight and a 20 cent increase since before Harvey. At $2.45, today’s national gas price average is the highest recorded price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline so far this year. The near-term combinations of numerous […]

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Santee Cooper CEO Retires After 35 Years

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper President and CEO Lonnie Carter announced Friday his retirement from Santee Cooper after a 35-year career that saw Santee Cooper triple in generating capacity and number of customers served. Carter will leave Santee Cooper with rates lower than the state and national averages, customer satisfaction ratings well above the national average, and reliability and […]