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Aurora Farms is Greenville’s newest and most unique barn venue in the area.  Located at 1045 Milford Church Road, Taylors, SC, the venue is just 11 miles northeast of downtown Greenville. On Saturday, December 1, from 11am until 3pm, Aurora Farms will have an “Open House” celebration.  The celebration begins at 11am with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce on hand to cut the ribbon.

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Rule Provides Clarity to Auto Dealers and Scrap Recyclers on Proper Disposal

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an interim final rule to facilitate the urgent removal of defective Takata airbag inflators from vehicles and prevent defective Takata airbag inflators in scrap vehicles from being reused. The rule also advances the safe management of airbag wastes during accumulation, collection, storage and disposal. It is estimated to result in a net cost savings of 1.7 to 13 million dollars annually.

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Rural Residents in 34 States will Benefit

WASHINGTON – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $501 million in 60 projects to help improve health care infrastructure (PDF, 170 KB) and services in rural communities nationwide.

“Creating strong and healthy communities is foundational to increasing prosperity in rural America,” Hazlett said. “Under the leadership of Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is committed to partnering with rural leaders to improve quality of life and economic development through modern and accessible health care.”

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The face of homelessness is changing. Once upon a time if a person were asked to describe the homeless they would talk about a middle-aged man on a street corner with a bottle of whisky in a brown paper sack. Although this stereotype is true for some, the population has shifted with the decades, and a few specific characteristics can be surprising about today’s homeless population.

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Trail Life USA sees continuing growth as parents seek positive alternative to PC, 'one-size-fits-all' programs that ignore unique needs of boys

Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock
Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock

BELTON, S.C. -- A legal fight between America's two long-time scouting organizations has prompted a surge of interest in a boys-only, Christian-based outdoor adventure program.

Visits to Trail Life USA's (www.traillifeusa.com) website and inquiries about starting new troops with the organization surged in the wake of the Girl Scouts of the USA's recent trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), contesting the use of the words "scouts" or "scouting."

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More than $12 million in grant funding awarded

COLUMBIA, S.C.- The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved grant assistance for 27 communities, totaling more than $12 million, to strengthen water, sewer and storm water infrastructure and open doors for economic opportunities across the state. Such investments in infrastructure promote future success for South Carolina communities.

With two-thirds of projects in more rural and less developed counties, these grant-funded projects will help to ensure that residents and businesses have access to reliable distribution, collection and treatment of water and sewer.

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CHATHAM, N.J. -- Just Facts, a non-profit research and educational institute, has published a goldmine of facts about social spending. This research contains comprehensive facts about an issue that has major implications for the future of the United States.

Over the past century, government social programs-which provide healthcare, income security, education, nutrition, housing, and cultural services-have grown from a small portion of all government spending to the largest share of it.

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