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  • Bamberg among Promise Zone counties

    APRIL 29, 2015 | Bamberg County is one of several counties in the South Carolina Low Country expected to benefit from designation as a federal Promise Zone. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tim Vilsack and Julian Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, on Tuesday announced eight new Promise Zones, including…

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  • Six S.C. counties win Promise Zone designation

    APRIL 29, 2015 | The 90,000 residents who live in selected portions of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties have been chosen for a federal program that is expected to add jobs, investment and grant funding to the area.

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  • State’s Southern counties win Promise Zone designation

    APRIL 28, 2015 | The Obama Administration today announced six rural counties in the southern tip of South Carolina won a new federal Promise Zone designation in a program to give pervasively poor places a better chance at getting federal grants and other help.

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  • Jasper County part of new Promise Zone

    Excerpted from the Jasper County Sun Times: APRIL 28, 2015 |  A six-county area encompassing […]

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