Promise Zone town halls to be next week in Bamberg, Walterboro

Officials will outline progress, discuss new training academy

16.scpz.newsLeaders of community organizations and neighborhoods are invited to attend town hall meetings next week in Bamberg and Colleton counties to learn about progress in the S.C. Promise Zone and help to develop a new training program

  • Oct. 3, 5 p.m. — Bamberg County residents are encouraged to attend a one-hour information session  at Bamberg County Council chambers in Bamberg for the Promise Zone update and focus group about training opportunities.  The meeting will end at 6 p.m. to allow for the monthly meeting of Bamberg County Council, which will start at 6:30 p.m.
    • Location:  Council chambers, 2959 Main Highway, Bamberg, S.C.
  • Oct. 4, 4:45 p.m. — Colleton County residents will receive a similar update and be able to participate in a discussion about training opportunities.  The meeting, which will be held in Colleton County Council chambers, will end at 5:45 p.m. to allow for a scheduled meeting of Colleton County Council.
    • Location: Council chambers, 109 Benson St., Walterboro, S.C.

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Meetings set this week for Colleton, Hampton, Jasper counties

15.0624.map_1000Three Promise Zone town hall 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.

Last week, more than 290 people turned out in Allendale, Bamberg and Barnwell counties for town hall meetings to share information and glean dreams of the future  (Read more here; photos of meetings are below). Read more

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