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Florence 1 Schools has announced that Friday, March 5th will be an eLearning Day for all students. The decision was made in order to allow F1S employees to participate in the McLeod Health vaccine clinic at Darlington Raceway. Around 1,000 district employees have signed up to receive the vac…

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A team of pediatric subspecialists at McLeod cares for critical illnesses in children – from those babies are born with to those that children can acquire, such as the COVID-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).“Some things we’ve seen over the last few months are fai…

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Constipation can cause issues with bowel movements in as many as 30 percent of children. It's a common concern for many parents.Most often, constipation affects children of preschool-age, but it also can occur in older children. No common cause or medical condition consistently contributes t…

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Myrtle Beach, S.C. March 3, 2021 - American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Greens Blvd in Myrtle Beach, was damaged by a fire in the early hours this morning. The Red Cross is helping three people by providing financial assistance for imme…

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Neuroscience is a medical phrase that’s not as well-known as others.  Basically, it deals with issues of the brain and nervous system. McLeod Neurosurgeon Dr. William Naso explains the benefits of a strong Neurosciences Program.Here are key points from Dr. Naso’s comments:The benefit of the …

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COLUMBIA–The simple act of praying the rosary can bring great comfort to military personnel who are deployed overseas, particularly if they are out in the field in a combat or high-security situation. 

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CHARLESTON—Couples from all corners of the diocese braved the cold rain on Valentine’s Day to publicly celebrate the sacrament of marriage at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. 

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Public Health Officials Unveil Plans for All Vaccination PhasesCOLUMBIA, SC— Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Mo…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina hit a historical milestone this week as more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the state. As of today, a total of 1,003,558 Pfizer and Moderna first and second doses have been given.

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The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library presents a two-part virtual tea program that includes The Charleston Tea Plantation: Exploring the World of Tea, presented by the Bigelow Tea Company. The video explores the history of tea, as well as the early years of growing tea on Wadmalaw Isl…

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South Carolinians can discover SC State Parks by checking out the SC Backpacks at one of the Florence County Libraries.  Inside each backpack is a magnifying glass, binoculars, a list of book recommendations, an SC Statewide Park Passport, and a copy of the book The Official Guide to South C…

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Effective March 1, Coastal Carolina University has transitioned to Phase 2 of the Coastal Comeback COVID-19 Operations Plan. Phase 2 allows for greater flexibility in face-to-face experiences and gatherings; however, moderate prevention and mitigation measures remain in place to safeguard th…

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Have you ever been working in your garden and been interrupted? This has happened to me many times. I left my tools, thinking I would come back to finish the job but get sidetracked. Hours or days later, I start looking for the shovel, rake, or pruners and cannot find them. One way to allevi…

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Sally was 41 when she started noticing changes in her bathroom habits. It only happened a couple of times a week, but she would find herself suddenly needing to go. She’d often race to the bathroom upon arriving home from an afternoon out, hobbling her way to the door, desperate to make it b…

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Today, I signed CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)’s COVID-19 vaccine and its use in people age 18 and older.This official CDC recommendation — which follows Saturday’s FDA de…

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Thanks to improved surgical approaches, pain management and pre-surgical preparation, the recovery from a knee joint replacement is very different from a few years ago. McLeod Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Thomas DiStefano offers a picture of what the knee joint replacement patient can expect af…

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Dr. Henry Darby, 1975 Morris College alumni, Charleston County Councilman, and Walmart Associate at Walmart in North Charleston, South Carolina - lives up to the Morris College mission statement – “to produce graduates who can pursue useful and productive careers and in so doing enhance thei…

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Recently, I was asked to share my story as part of the Removing Our Blinders series hosted by Together SC. My topic was “How does a white leader play a role in addressing social injustice and racial inequity?” It is a complicated topic, but one that needs to be discussed in forums such as th…

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The Hartsville Museum is proud to announce that they have been awarded a major grant from the South Carolina Humanities for the H.H. Butler—Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Digitization Project. The funds from SC Humanities will help the Hartsville Museum take a piece of Hartsville history …

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During National Parent Leadership Month in February, parents in the Strengthening Families Program step up in their communities to provide guidance and support for their peers.

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Coker University recently appointed Carolyn Hart, Ph.D., as Dean of Nursing. Dr. Hart will develop and launch the institution’s inaugural bachelor’s degree in nursing program, which is planned to start in the fall of 2022, pending approval from the South Carolina Board of Nursing. “Coker Uni…

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A total of 7,084 Coastal Carolina University students will soon receive either a $1,000 or $500 one-time grant as a result of the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), which was signed into law in December 2020. In all, CCU will distribute more than $…

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Francis Marion University named 486 full-time students and 31 part-time students to its President’s List for the fall 2020 semester. An additional 539 full-time students and 66 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the fall semester. 

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Clarendon County Adult Education is proud to recognize Sirglay Richburg for recently achieving her American Citizenship. She was interviewed in Charleston on November 10 and participated in an official ceremony on November 25. Our ESL students and teacher Beverly Felder celebrated with Sirgl…

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A community leader and a thriving healthcare organization were recognized for their contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area at the 2021 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. 

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The Senate has acquitted former President Trump for his role in the January 6 capitol riots. But his legal problems are far from over. There are currently a number of ongoing federal and state investigations by local and state officials.