Federal money for SC State can’t be used for bills
Federal money earmarked for a transportation center at South Carolina State University will not help the school pay its overdue bills.
Area media outlets report that President Thomas Elzey told the board of the Orangeburg school Wednesday that the school may be able to get $13 million earmarked for the James E. Clyburn Transportation Center.
But Elzey said that money can only be used for transportation projects such as resurfacing roads. The school would have to come up with $2.5 million in matching funds.
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Earlier this year the Budget and Control Board granted a $6 million loan to the university while a committee of current and former state college presidents has determined South Carolina State has an $18 million deficit.
The Associated Press
Hearing at Clemson will cover S.C. preparedness
Congress will come to Clemson University next week when Rep. Jeff Duncan and his Homeland Security subcommittee hold a hearing about whether South Carolina and the nation are better prepared for major emergencies like hurricanes and disease outbreaks.
The Friday hearing will include local, state and federal officials testifying about how emergency preparedness has changed since Hurricane Hugo hit the state 25 years ago.
Congressional committees sometimes conduct field hearings outside of Washington where they focus on local issues and hear from local experts. Duncan, R-Laurens, is chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The witness list includes officials from FEMA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston Jr., adjutant general of the S.C. National Guard; Kim Stenson, director of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division; and Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper.
A second panel of witnesses will include researchers and administrators from Rutgers University, Clemson University and Savannah State University, plus an official with the Salvation Army.
The Greenville News, The Associated Press
$4 million pledged to Citadel education school
Charleston business leader and philanthropist Anita Zucker, along with the Zucker family, have pledged $4 million to support and advance The Citadel’s education school.
Dedicated at a ceremony Nov. 11, the Zucker Family School of Education is the first of The Citadel’s academic schools to be named for a major contributor.
From Staff Reports