The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) dedicates a portion of its revenues to partnership projects that support local communities in which the port operates.
Applications must demonstrate a clear fit within one of the following focus areas: maritime commerce, economic development, environmental awareness, and community outreach.
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) named Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO, the first Person of the Year award recipient in the Coalition's 28-year history.
"Never has an individual so distinguished himself in a manner that will have such a positive impact on all participants in ocean shipping, shippers, carriers, ports and terminals," said Peter Friedmann, executive director, AgTC. "We applaud Jim Newsome for his pivotal, groundbreaking leadership to find a solution to the SOLAS container weight threat."
A 65-year-old man was hit and killed when struck by a passing train Thursday morning between East Poinsett Street and Trade Street, according to Greer Police reports.
David Allen Deane, known by the locals as "Elvis", was killed at 8:40 a.m. when a Norfolk Southern train collided with him. His body was found between the tracks behind the former freight Depot.