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Parker’s Announces Three New Hires to Support Strategic Regional Growth

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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:   Allison Hersh Capricorn Communications  912.441.1285   pr@capricorncomm.com  Parker’s Announces Three New Hires to Support Strategic Regional Growth SAVANNAH, Ga. (Sept. 9, 2019) – Parker’s, an award-winning convenience and food service leader headquartered in Savannah, Ga., recently hired three new team members — Michael O’Donnell, David Askew and Daniel Ben-Yisrael — to fuel the company’s explosive growth…

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Evacuation Orders Lifted for All South Carolina Counties

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local law enforcement and county emergency management officials, Governor Henry McMaster has lifted evacuation orders for residents in all evacuated counties, effective immediately. Those counties include: Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Horry. The governor lifted the evacuation orders for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties yesterday. The governor has also restored local schools…

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Evacuation Orders Lifted for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton Counties at 3:00 PM Today

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Evacuation Orders Lifted for Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton Counties at 3:00 PM TodayEvacuation Orders Remain in Effect for all Zones in Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry Counties COLUMBIA, S.C. – In coordination with local officials, Governor Henry McMaster has lifted the evacuation orders for all residents in Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties, effective at 3:00 PM today, Thursday,…

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I-26 Lane Reversal Update

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At noon today, the S.C. Department of Public Safety and the S.C. Department of Transportation will begin the process of breaking down the I-26 lane reversal between Charleston and Columbia.  This is a multi-step operation that could take up to four hours to complete.  The normal I-26 west bound lanes toward Columbia will remain open during the…

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Gov. Henry McMaster Orders Mandatory Evacuations for Coastal Counties Effective Tomorrow, September 2 at Noon

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster, in coordination with local officials, has ordered the evacuation of coastal South Carolina residents for their personal safety as Hurricane Dorian approaches.  Residents in the following zones must evacuate beginning no later than NOON TOMORROW, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2:   Southern Coast Colleton County Evacuation Zones A, B Beaufort County Evacuation Zone A Jasper County Evacuation…

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Gov. Henry McMaster Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Advance of Hurricane Dorian’s Potential Impact to the State

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster has submitted to President Donald Trump a request for a federal emergency declaration in anticipation of the possible impact from Hurricane Dorian. A copy of the governor’s letter requesting the declaration can be found here. The governor is requesting the availability of federal resources, should Team South Carolina need them,…

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Gov. Henry McMaster, State Officials to Hold Briefing on Hurricane Dorian

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster will hold a media briefing with state emergency response officials today, Sunday, September 1 at 2:00 PM. The governor will update the public on Hurricane Dorian’s potential impact to South Carolina. WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, state officials WHAT: Media briefing regarding Hurricane Dorian and its potential impact to South Carolina WHEN: Today, Sunday, September 1 at 2:00…

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Hurricane Dorian 8/31/19 12 pm Update

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We have once again seen a shift in the track of Dorian.  Looks like we have the potential for a coastal runner.  We will begin State Emergency Operations Center activities on Sunday with an anticipated evacuation day of Monday.  Attached are several items for your review: One page briefing from NWS County Conference Call Notes…

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Governor Henry McMaster has declared a State of Emergency for the entire state effective immediately. 

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Governor Henry McMaster has declared a State of Emergency for the entire stateeffective immediately.  The declaration is attached.   This declaration activates the state’s price gouging laws.  SCACS members should keep meticulous and detailed records on all pricing decisions starting today and continuing so until the declaration is rescinded or extended.   SCACS will notify you when the emergency declaration is…

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Executive Order No. 2019-25 – Suspending Transportation-Related Regulations in Connection with Hurricane Dorian

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This afternoon, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2019-25, waiving federal transportation regulations for size/weight and for Hours of Service for commercial vehicles “responding to the declared emergencies in connection with Hurricane Dorian.”  The order is attached.  It is recommended that you have each driver operating under this order carry a copy of it in their vehicle.  

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LIMITED HOURS OF SERVICE WAIVER ISSUED

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Yesterday afternoon, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) granted a limited regional Hours of Service waiver for the following states:  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.   Important:  The waiver ONLY covers interstate shipment of fuel in and out of the states listed.  The waiver does not cover intrastate only shipments…

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Hurricane Dorian Update–8/30/19 11 am

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SCEMD’s Assessment: On the current forecast track, South Carolina will be affected by Hurricane Dorian next week as the storm turns north. The type and location of potential hazards is uncertain at this time and is highly dependent on the eventual track. The full 11am National Hurricane Center update is located below. SCEMD continues to monitor the…

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Hurricane Dorian – SCEMD Update

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As of 9 am this morning, the Director of Safety, Transportation & Telecommunications had a conference call with SCEMD. Below are a few important notes as of the current forecast: SC is still at OPCON 3 (on a 1-3 scale).  We are looking to move to OPCON 2 on Sunday SCEMD will recommend a State…

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