Russ McKinney

Bringing Downtown Back To Life: Smaller Cities Working To Revitalize Their Downtowns

By Russ McKinney

Florence After Five event in downtown Florence

This summer thousands of people have attended home games of the Augusta Green-Jackets, Augusta Georgia’s minor league baseball.  The team plays in a brand new stadium, SRP Park.  The stadium however is located across the Savannah River in South Carolina in the City of North Augusta.  The new, state-of-the-art stadium is the centerpiece of a re-vitalized North Augusta along its riverfront.

North Augusta is just one of a number of smaller cities in the state bringing their downtowns to life by creating new work, living, and play spaces and strengthening their local tax bases.

State House Week for July 29, 2018

By Russ McKinney

State House Week

This year's session of the SC General Assembly has finally ends, as lawmakers pass a wide-ranging plan to address the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle.

State House Week for May 4, 2018

By Russ McKinney

State House Week

The SC General Assembly heads towards its' final week of the 2018 session. Key bills have yet to pass, but Democrats in the State Senate managed to kill a sweeping anti-abortion bill.

State House Week for April 27, 2018

By Russ McKinney

State House Week

The State House and Senate remain at odds over reducing SCE&G's nuclear charge, and the state will soon have a new Child Advocate.

State House Week for April 13, 2018

By Russ McKinney

State House Week

The SC Senate approves next year's $8 Billion state budget, and a major setback for proponents of solar energy in the state.

State House Week for April 06, 2018

By Russ McKinney

State House Week

Action on the future of Santee Cooper, and the future solar energy industry were debated by the SC House of Representatives this week.

State House Week for March 16, 2018

By Russ McKinney

State House Week

The S.C. House of Representatives approves next year's $8 Billion state budget package, and gun safety measures advance in the State Senate.

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