Orangeburg County

Orangeburg County, South Carolina

PO Drawer 9000
Orangeburg, SC 29116
Phone: (803) 533-6243
Fax: (803) 534-3848
www.orangeburgcounty.org

In south-central SC, south of Columbia; original district; organized 1768 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Prince William IV of Orange (1738-1820), who later became King George III of England

Area (sq mi):: 1128.09 (land 1106.16; water 21.93) Population per square mile: 83.30
Population 2005: 92,167 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 8.00% Population 2000: 91,582 (White 36.80%; Black or African American 60.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,057; median household $29,567; Population below poverty level: 21.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,711-$22,325
Unemployment (2004): 9.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Orangeburg County seat (12,895)

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    Southern Current, based in Charleston, owns and develops utility-scale solar energy facilities across the Southeast, including a $16 million project in Marion County announced last October and a $28 million project in Orangeburg County announced in August 2018.
    A South Carolina high school athletic director was accused of having sex with a student on campus of the Bethune-Bowman High School. Artis Coulter, 36, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual battery without coercion against a student, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
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    "Our plan is to utilize Goose Creek High School in Berkeley County it has the largest capacity and then start to utilize shelters in Dorchester County, and then Orangeburg County if needed," said Jason Patno, director of the Charleston County Emergency Management Department.
    Orangeburg County, South Carolina has received 7,000 tons of SRS millings through the SRS Community Reuse Organization.
    New York: Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to the following Orangeburg County, SC installment purchase revenue bonds issued by the Orangeburg County Facilities Corporation
    Early on Tuesday, emergency responders in Orangeburg County pulled three people to safety in a boat after they were surrounded by rushing water from the North Edisto River, the State newspaper reported.
    The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for areas adjacent to the Congaree River in Columbia, S.C.; the Saluda River in Chappells; Stevens Creek near Modoc; the Enoree River at Whitmire; and the north fork of the Edisto River in Orangeburg County. Flood stage is 115 feet along the Congaree River and it crested at 125.7 feet on Tuesday morning.
    Combs worked as a deputy for the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office for six years before being fired in 2007 for ''unsatisfactory performance,'' according to documents from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy obtained by The Post and Courier of Charleston for a 2011 story.
    The authors thank the STEP team for their contributions: Joseph lppolito and Heidi Larson of EDC, and Latnce Singletary and Shonese Lawhorne of Orangeburg County Community College.
    Many apparently agree, since he has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from South Carolina State University; Democrat of the Year from Orangeburg County; Minority Business Advocate of the Year from the U.S.
    Reiterating Jafza's commitment to the project, Al Shirawi said: "We are very impressed with the business-friendly stance of the government of the State of South Carolina and Orangeburg County authorities, which adds to our confidence and vision for Jafza's South Carolina project."