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  • Title Local government
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  • Keywords Municipalities and counties are political subdivisions of the state, Local Government Act of 1975, Each county in South Carolina operates under one of four forms of government: council, council-supervisor, council-administrator, or council-manager, Municipalities have three options: the council (weak mayor), mayor-council (strong mayor), or council-manager form, constitution and state statutes grant counties and municipalities the authority to exercise broad “police powers.”, Fiscal Authority Act (1997), Local Government Act prohibits the creation of single-county districts,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date July 13, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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