Entries by Brianna Simmons

Bamberg 2 schools to receive $38M loan

Bamberg School District Two is eligible for a $38 million federal loan for construction of a new K-8 building and athletics stadium. The loan is also to be used for renovations at Denmark-Olar High School and the district office. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development has approved the loan to be repaid […]

‘For the common good’: Clyburn touts success of OCAB at 50th anniversary celebration

Sixth District Congressman Jim Clyburn on Wednesday declared the War on Poverty has not failed, citing the success of a local agency celebrating its 50th year. Clyburn’s remarks came Wednesday during the golden anniversary celebration of the Orangeburg-Calhoun-Allendale-Bamberg Community Action Agency Inc. OCAB, a private, nonprofit entity, began as the Orangeburg Area Committee for Economic […]

Clyburn voices support SCDOT projects

U.S. Rep. Jim Cleburne (D-SC) recently voiced his support of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission’s decision to repurpose funds for local highway projects. “I support the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission’s action today to repurpose certain federal highway funds to make critical investments in communities in the 6th Congressional District,” Clyburn […]

Road projects pushed by Clyburn approved

The S.C. Department of Transportation Commission on Thursday approved paying for $23.5 million in road projects with previously earmarked federal money. The majority of the money —$21.5 million — will be spent in the 6th District. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the Columbia Democrat who represents that district, had secured the money for other projects in […]

Here’s the SC story behind Clinton’s anti-poverty plan

When she speaks about poverty and inequality on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton often mentions one plan that stands out in its simplicity: Rep. Jim Clyburn’s “10-20-30” formula. The concept championed by the South Carolina Democrat is simple: steering 10 percent of federal investments to neighborhoods where 20 percent of the population has been living […]