SC Gov. Henry McMaster

Republicans win big in Lexington County and statewide

Republicans won all statewide offices on the ballot in Tuesday’s election. Republican Henry McMaster, with Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, won re-election, defeating Joe Cunningham/Tally Parham Casey. About 65% of Lexington County voters cast their ballot for McMaster/Evette. The Democrat candidates received about 34% of the vote. Republican Tim Scott was re-elected as US Senator with […]

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AGP Group establishing operations in West Columbia, a $3.3 million investment will create 35 new jobs

AGP Group, one of the world’s leading specialty glazing manufacturers, today announced plans to establish its innovative AGP eGlass division in Lexington County. The company’s $3.3 million investment will create 35 new jobs. Headquartered in Belgium and with operations around the world, AGP eGlass is a pioneer in high-tech automotive glazing solutions. With a value proposition focused […]

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Nephron recruiting local students for high-paying jobs as Gov. McMaster praises South Carolina’s workforce during tour

There are good jobs waiting for local students and Nephron wants to give you one. Gov. Henry McMaster joined Nephron Pharmaceuticals CEO Lou Kennedy, and National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons, in West Columbia Wednesday, for the Nephron stop of the Creators Wanted workforce development exhibition and tour. “The main thing that […]

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Home Depot to add a facility and jobs in Cayce

The Home Depot, Inc. announced plans Thursday to expand operations throughout South Carolina. In Lexington County, the company will add an additional facility, located at 842 Bistline Drive in Cayce, and create 23 new jobs. The facility will be off of Charleston Highway (US 321.) Hiring is ongoing for warehouse and driver roles as the […]

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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden getting a new Aquarium and Reptile Center

Ground was broken, Tuesday, for the Darnall W. & Susan F. Boyd Aquarium and Reptile Conservation Center at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles attended the groundbreaking. Gov. Henry McMaster and Rep. Joe Wilson were also on hand, with other public officials. The Aquarium and Reptile will display the habitats of […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster addresses COVID response, economy at Lexington County GOP meeting

By Melissa Sprouse-Browne – On Monday evening, Governor Henry McMaster (R – S.C.) addressed the Lexington County Republican Party meeting, held at the Lexington District Two Innovation Center.Congressman Joe Wilson was in attendance as well as several members of the South Carolina legislature and local city and county officials. McMaster took the stage, saying he […]

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Nephron investing $100 million to make medical-grade nitrile gloves in new 400,000 sq-ft facility; 250 new jobs

WEST COLUMBIA – During a celebration attended by strategic partners, business leaders and public officials, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation CEO Lou Kennedy and Governor Henry McMaster Thursday announced the opening of Nephron Nitrile, a plant that will produce American-made, medical-grade nitrile gloves. The announcement is the latest Nephron expansion on the sprawling company campus located at Saxe-Gotha […]

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Swansea Mayor indicted on embezzlement and misconduct in office charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Monday that a Lexington County Grand Jury has indicted Swansea Mayor Jerald E. Sanders on charges of embezzlement and misconduct in office. The Attorney General has sent copies of the indictments to Gov. McMaster, since the governor has the authority to suspend from office any elected official indicted […]

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