September 2015

  • Partners talk about cutting crime

    About a dozen members of the law enforcement community met Tuesday in Barnwell to discuss ways to reduce crime significantly in the South Carolina Lowcountry Promise Zone. Participants included local and state law enforcement representatives and crime victim advocates.

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  • Hampton agency gets $8.3 million for wastewater projects

    Lowcountry Regional Water System is the first recipient of a multimillion dollar grant package through the new South Carolina Lowcountry Promise Zone, officials announced today. A $1,864,000 grant and $6,480,000 loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow the Hampton County-based water and sewer agency to make improvements that will expand sewerage capacity, which…

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  • Dore encourages Promise Zone partners to engage

    ALLENDALE, S.C. | More than 50 partners and supporters of the South Carolina Lowcountry Promise Zone on Wednesday witnessed the strong commitment of the federal government for working with them to reduce poverty and grow economic opportunity in the six-county region.

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  • NOBLE:  Promise Zone offers long-term hope

    NOBLE: Promise Zone offers long-term hope

    Phil Noble: “One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our state. Most of these poor/rural counties are along Interstate 95, dubbed The Corridor of Shame – and it is. But some recent big news offers real, long-term hope for the…

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