Aug 17 2005
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $260,000 in grants to counties and cities throughout South Carolina to support local law enforcement. Grant recipients include: Counties
- Anderson County will receive $85,750 to upgrade the Sheriff’s Department communications system.
- Darlington County will receive $35,446 to support and expand the Automated Incident Report Writing System. This system allows deputies to process incident data into a laptop and then download the data into the main server at the Sheriff’s Office.
- Fairfield County will receive $25,284 to purchase equipment including in-car video cameras and hand held recorders.
- Williamsburg County will receive $23,764 to purchase a fingerprint image capture machine.
- Darlington will receive $13,162 to purchase equipment including tasers, handguns, and a trailer to transport crime scene equipment.
- Lake City will receive $15,562 to purchase equipment for law enforcement activities in the areas of narcotics interdiction and enforcement, first responders to tactical situations, narcotics high risk interdiction, and line operations of patrol officers.
- Sumter will receive $63,090 to purchase an in-car digital video system.
Aug 15 2005
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) will receive a $250,000 grant to support the Hampton II Boot-Up Program. The program seeks to increase student achievement in grades 9-12 through the creation of technology-rich learning environments and after school tutoring activities. In addition, the program will provide Hampton residents with access to adult education and family wellness resources and training. The Hampton II Boot-Up Program is sponsored by the USCB/Hampton Partnership Initiative which includes USCB, Hampton County School District II, the Progressive Alliance of Ministers, and the Hampton County Department of Social Services. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####
Aug 15 2005
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made the following statement on the passing of former Congressman William Jennings Bryan Dorn. Graham said: “Congressman Dorn never lost his desire for service and was always a friend to our nation’s veterans. He served his state and nation with great character and integrity. With his passing South Carolina has lost one of her most noble statesmen.” ####
Aug 15 2005
Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $454,000 in grants to counties throughout South Carolina to support local law enforcement. Grant recipients include:
- Berkeley County will receive $89,494 to provide equipment and training for the Special Response Teams, the Investigative Division, School Resource Officers, the Uniform Patrol Division, and the K-9 Unit.
- Beaufort County will receive $75,172 to purchase and implement a Reverse 911 Notification System that will enable the county to notify citizens of various situations including severe weather, hazardous material exposure, terror alerts, Amber alerts, and other situations deemed necessary by the Beaufort County Emergency Management Department.
- Charleston County will receive $95,255 to purchase video cameras, digital cameras, and flight helmets for Sheriff’s department helicopter pilots. In addition, the funds will be used to pay a salary in the Solicitor’s office.
- Greenwood County will receive $85,573 and will share the grant evenly with the City of Greenwood. The County will use the funds to upgrade equipment for first responders. The City will use funds to improve law enforcement and criminal justice capabilities provided to the local community.
- Orangeburg County will receive $109,217 to purchase surveillance equipment, patrol unit equipment, and desktop computers.