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PalmettoPride awards $2,533 to county

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Grant will fund surveillance cameras

By Chris Sardelli

A new grant will help deputies keep a closer eye on problem areas within Lancaster County.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced last week it was awarded a $2,533 PalmettoPride grant on Dec. 30, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
The grant will be used to buy surveillance cameras to monitor troublesome areas throughout the county.  
PalmettoPride is a legislative initiative created to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina.
“Through the foresight and vision of our state legislators, PalmettoPride was created in response to citizens’ concerns regarding the amount of litter in South Carolina,” the release said.
Established in 1999 by executive order under Gov. Jim Hodges, PalmettoPride has been on the front lines in the fight against litter for more than 10 years.
Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the grant will increase his office’s surveillance capabilities.
“Once again we are pleased to be the recipient of a grant that will help us fund equipment that will improve the quality of service we provide to the county at no cost,” Faile said.

Contact reporter Chris Sardelli   at (803) 416-8416