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South Carolina’s Mental Health Centers Remain Open

March 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Update, March 23, 2020: The Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center is now condusting routine consultations onlythrough phone and video. Director Roger Williams says serious cases, new patients, and patients exhibiting suicidal tendencies are still being seen in-person, after...

Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Stress for Small Business Owners and Self-Employed

March 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Cacky Rivers holds the veil of a bride as part of her small business Cacky's Bride + Aid.

You can hear it in her voice. Cacky Rivers who routinely eases the anxiety of brides on their big day is nervous. "My dad said recently, 'This too shall pass', and that's what's kept me going." Her voice trails off. There's a long pause on the other end of the phone. The "...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Our New Normal

March 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
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On this episode for March 18, 2020, we look at emergency funding measures passed by the state Senate, what a feeding operation for students in Kershaw County looks like and what the scene was like in Five Points on the last night bars were open in the state. Each of these...

It's Census Time, South Carolina. But Can We Get Past the Hangups?

March 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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A look at South Carolina's anticipated response rates to the 2020 Census. The redder the area, the less likely it is expected to respond. Such apathy can have huge consequences on school funding, government services, and representation on Election Day. Credit U.S. Census...

Rock Hill's homeless services (including the free bus) adjust for COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Rock Hill has two services the city's homeless population uses on a daily basis to get something to eat. One is the MyRide bus system, a free, citywide service for all; the other is the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, MyRide drops off across the street from the soup kitchen...

DHEC Announces First COVID-19 Related Death

March 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
South Carolina's first COVID-19 related death was a resident of Lexington Medical Center Extended Care Skilled Nursing Facility

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the state’s first death related to COVID-19 novel coronavirus. “We regret to report that South Carolina has suffered its first death in an elderly person recently reported to have been...

Charleston Braces for Coronavirus as Busy Tourism Season Begins with Cancellations

March 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
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It's not the typical thick, green coating of pollen that has people scrambling indoors this spring in Charleston. Instead it's something much more serious; a highly contagious coronavirus with a spiky crown, prickling communities with fear and prompting the World Health...

S.C. House Passes FY 20-21 State Budget

March 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
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The state is on its way to having a record state budget. The House of Representatives this week approved next year’s state spending package, and for the first time it totals over $10 Billion . The state’s soaring population coupled with an exceptionally strong economy is...

Pi Day Celebrates a Number We Couldn't Live Without

March 12, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Saturday, 3/14, is Pi Day.  The mathematical constant known by the Greek letter pi is approximately 3.14, but actually, as an irrational number, goes on for infinity.  Also , happy birthday Albert Einstein, born 3/14!

Saturday, March 14 is Pi Day, a day to celebrate that unique number represented by the Greek letter pi. It's about 3.14 (hence its celebration on 3/14), but University of South Carolina mathematician Josh Cooper says it's an irrational number, meaning it goes on forever...

State House Daybook: March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's...

State House Daybook: March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's...

State House Daybook: March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's...

SC Lede: Super Tuesday Stupor — LIVE From North Charleston

March 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
 Holy City Brewing in North Charleston, SC, on Thursday, March 5, 2020

On this 100th episode of the South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Holy City Brewing in North Charleston, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap both the South Carolina Democratic primary...

10 COVID19 Cases in South Carolina. 2 Confirmed, 8 Presumptive Positive

March 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
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Updated, 3/12/2020 The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating one new possible case of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Lancaster County. This brings the total number of presumptive positive cases to eight, along with two...

S.C. Senate Finally Passes Education Bill

March 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Bipartisan group of State Senators discuss final passage of the School Improvement Bill at the Statehouse on March 5, 2020.

After two years of work and eight weeks of gridlock on the floor of the State Senate … Senators this week were finally able to pass the sweeping School Improvement Bill. Education Committee Chairman Gregg Hembree called it a long, and arduous journey. The bill aims to...

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