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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 […]

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Santee Cooper Testing Santee Dam Sirens Aug. 22nd

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper will test its sirens located below the Santee Dam and in the Santee River floodplain on Aug. 22 at approximately 9 a.m. The siren tests will be part of full-scale exercise to test Santee Cooper’s Emergency Action Plan for Dam Failure. The exercise will involve various municipal, county, state and federal agencies. “Safety is […]

Pictured: Santee Cooper Sign located in Moncks Corner
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Santee Cooper Board Cancels Rate Adjustment Process

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors recently authorized management to withdraw two proposed rate increases that if approved, would have taken effect in 2018 and 2019. The action follows the Board’s suspension last week of the construction of two nuclear power units at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. The Board’s vote cancels all steps in the rate […]

PICTURED: V.C. Summer Nuclear Station
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Santee Cooper Suspends Nuclear Construction

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved today the suspension of construction of Units 2 and 3 at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, SC. The decision is anticipated to save Santee Cooper customers nearly $7 billion in additional costs to complete the project, including projected interest during construction. The decision to suspend construction is based […]

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Aerial Mosquito Abatement Planned Sunday For Southern Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement recently announced they will be spraying, by aircraft, on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in Southern Berkeley County. The specific areas being sprayed include: Thomas Island, portions of Daniel Island, areas adjacent to Clements Ferry Road, and the dredge disposal sites along Clouter Creek. If unfavorable weather conditions exist, […]

PICTURED: V.C. Summer Nuclear Station
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Santee Cooper, SCE&G Accepts Nearly $2.2 Billion From Toshiba For Nuclear Plant

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (SCANA) (NYSE:SCG), and Santee Cooper, have entered into a definitive agreement with Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) for Toshiba to pay $2.168 billion ($1.192 billion to SCE&G for its 55% and $0.976 billion to Santee Cooper for its 45% project ownership) in full satisfaction of its guaranty of […]

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Berkeley County Water Rate Increase Effective August 15th

  BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County Water and Sanitation (BCWS) customers will see a 15% water rate increase starting August 15, 2017. With the increase, the average customer using 3,000 gallons will see an increase of $1.62 on their monthly bill. This is the first water rate increase BCWS customers have seen since 2008. Sewer rates will not be impacted. BCWS […]

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Berkeley County To Host Volvo Info Meeting For Interested Citizens

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler recently announced the County will hold a third meeting to connect Berkeley County residents with training ahead of Volvo Cars’ opening. This meeting will be on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Goose Creek High School, located at 1137 Redbank Road, Goose Creek, S.C. Doors will open at 9 a.m., and the session […]