News

Disc golf course to be revived 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 03/30/2016
The disc golf course at the James L. Morgan Recreation Complex is about to be revived thanks to the efforts of Assistant Athletic Supervisor Chris Hopper and the newly formed Scotland County Disc Golf Association. The group intends to transform... read more
 

Contractors get code updates 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 03/29/2016
The Inspections Department invited contractors to workshops where they would receive updates on all the codes. "Since the new electrical code is effective April 1, I thought it would be a good idea to invite all contractors — plumbing,... read more
 

U.S. Representative Robert Pittenger visits Scotland County 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 03/07/2016
U.S. Representative Robert Pittenger visited officials in Scotland County to gauge concerns from a district he might be representing in the coming year. Scotland County currently is in the 8th Congressional District represented by Congressman... read more
 

On the road to recovery, education is key 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 03/04/2016
Four economic measures in a recent analysis of all 3,069 counties in the United States included home values, job growth, unemployment rates and GDP. Scotland County currently met one of the four in home prices. That’s a positive because 24 percent... read more
 

Citizens asked to complete Community Health Needs Assessment 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 03/01/2016
A Community Health Needs Assessment is performed every three years to gain an understanding of the health, concerns, and health care systems of the community. This assessment will provide direction and focus for Scotland Health Care System, Scotland ... read more
 

Newton retires from Parks and Recreation 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 03/01/2016
After 16 years of service Shannon Newton will retire as Parks and Recreation Director effective March 11. Newton will transition to Cooperative Extension April 1 as Horticulture Agent for Scotland and Hoke counties. Athletics Supervisor Al... read more
 

Commissioners focus on strengths, partnerships in meetings with U.S. elected officials 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 02/29/2016
Chair Carol McCall, Commissioners John Alford and Guy McCook and County Manager Kevin Patterson traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the annual NACo (National Association of Counties) Legislative Conference. While there, the group... read more
 

Landfill sees uptick in tonnage after ice storm 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 02/29/2016
In less than a month more than 680 tons of yard waste was delivered to the landfill, compared to 195 tons the same time last year. Of course last year there was no ice storm that downed trees and limbs across the County. "Normally we get three... read more
 

Firefighters praised for work during ice storm 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 02/29/2016
While most residents stayed indoors in the immediate aftermath of the January 22 ice storm, fire department volunteers were on the roads doing what they do best — protecting the health, safety and welfare of citizens. There are at least 140... read more
 

911 Call Center up to challenge during ice storm 

Posted by Ann Kurtzman 02/04/2016
The January 22 ice storm brought some things to light about when to call 911 and when not to call 911. It is an issue that EMS Director Roylin Hammiond said should be addressed. Before the County consolidated the 911 center, administrative and... read more
 
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