Columbia Gets $5,000 In Kickback

Total for Cities, Counties $323,727

The City of Columbia rang up a $5,000 check on its cash register as part of $323,727 that the state has “kicked back” to 248 cities and towns.

The money is the municipalities’ share of Public Service Commission motor transportation fees.

Under the law, no county seat (such as Columbia) receives more than $5,000 or less (like Lexington) than $1,000.

Distribution was made on the basis of the 1960 census;

Among the county seats receiving $5,000 are Columbia, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Grangeburg, Newberry, Laurens, Florence, Gaffney, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Conway, Charleston, Aiken and Anderson.

Lexington received $1,000.

West Columbia’s share is $3,938, and Cayce’s $5,000.

Among others in this are sharing are: Arcadia Lakes, $194; Bethune, $355; Blaney, $202; Cameron, $372; Chapin, $219; Eastover, $438; Forest Acres, $2,360; Irmo, $220 and Ridgeway, $256.

Funds distributed were collected in the first six months of 1961 as license fees for motor vehicles for hire, such as tractor-trailers.

Population figures the 1960 census were issued in the distribution formula.

August 4, 1961  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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