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Columbia Real Estate Update 9-20-2011

Posted By: Craig Summerall In: Local News
Date: Tue, Sep 20th 2011 3:49 pm

TODAY'S HEADLINES / SEPT. 20, 2011

School designs change with the times

The latest brain research finds students learn best in natural daylight, which keeps them more alert. Also changes in pedagogy require more space for students to collaborate meaning more community areas and less the confines of a typical classroom.

State agency OKs $35.9M bond for Barnwell plant

The State Budget and Control Board today approved a $35.9 million economic development revenue bond aimed at building a paper tissue plant in Barnwell County and creating 200 jobs.

House, Senate subcommittees discuss retirement plan

Public policy makers will most likely consider possible changes to the plan, including benefit structure and contribution rates, in an effort to put the plan on more solid fiscal ground, according to a statement by the S.C. Retirement System.

Harvard professor to speak at New Carolina

New Carolina, South Carolina’s public-private council on competitiveness, will celebrate its seventh anniversary by bringing back the global authority on regional and national strategies to build competitive economies based upon “clusters” of similar businesses.

Romarco provides permitting schedule for gold mine

A public hearing will be held Oct. 27 to determine what issues investigators should consider in writing a environmental impact statement for the Lancaster gold mine.

Sonoco develops protection system for bottles, cans

The FirmaCap pallet cap fits tightly over loaded pallets and securely holds products in place during shipping and warehousing. Designed to work with all 44-by-56-inch pallets used for shipping bottles and cans, FirmaCap pallet caps provide an alternative to the heavier wood boards currently used in the industry.

Job of the Week

The Beach Co. is looking to hire a maintenance technician in Columbia. A high school education or equivalent certification with three to five years’ experience in HVAC, carpentry, drywall, appliances, plumbing, masonry, roofing and electrical repair is preferred. A Certified Pool Operator certification is required. Learn more or apply here.



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