July 2015

  • Hundreds attend Promise Zone meetings

    July 2015 stories from The Walterboro Press and Standard, Jasper County Sun Times, Hampton County Guardian and The Colletonian on the new S.C. Promise Zone.

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  • Town halls attract more than 650 people

    More than 650 people from Promise Zone counties attended six town hall meetings in six counties in the southern tip of South Carolina. The sessions, sponsored by the SouthernCarolina Alliance, provided people with information about the Promise Zone designation and allowed them to suggest priorities for the region and their counties.

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  • Meetings set this week for Colleton, Hampton, Jasper counties

    Three more Promise Zone meetings by the SouthernCarolina Alliance are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday in Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. The six-county region won a federal Promise Zone designation in late April that will provide organizations with new ways to tap federal resources to help change people’s lives.

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  • Bamberg residents share Promise Zone “wish list”

    From the Orangeburg Times and Democrat, 7/12/15: Residents at a Wednesday morning town hall meeting cited a new state-of-the art hospital, industrial growth and enhancement of workforce-training programs as priorities as the community pursues federal dollars.

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