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MUSC Health Florence Medical Center has been recognized as a High by U.S. News & World Report.MUSC Health Florence Medical Center earned "High Performing" ratings for congestive heart failure and congestive obstructive pulmonary disorder, in recognition of care that was significantly bet…

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Kids will explore new foods and adopt healthier eating habits with this week’s 4‑H at Home activities on food and nutrition! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people.

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Joe N. Hazel was born in 1921. In 1943, the Army drafted him, and he went to Florida for basic training. He spent some time in Fort Meade, Maryland, before traveling to Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, where he joined the 42nd Infantry Division. Hazel trained as an infantryman and as a wireman, with t…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and don’t know they are infectious. This places everyone at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else. The South Carolina Department of Health and Envir…

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The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico an…

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Rafael Hirtz grew up in France and spent much of his early childhood traveling. He visited the U.S. on two occasions before his family made the decision to move permanently to California. Although no longer living in Europe, Hirtz’s family continued to travel back and forth to France and Eng…

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Jesus Holguin was born on a farm in Anthony, Texas, Aug. 6, 1919. Holguin was one of six children, having two sisters and three brothers. Holguin’s brothers all served in in World War II.On Feb. 21, 1942, at the age of 22, the Army drafted Holguin. He served with 35th Infantry as a rifleman.…

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In the midst of massive COVID-19 pandemic disruption, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) and U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) brought forth a bi-partisan proposal to offer tax relief to small businesses, residents and local newspapers.

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For many people, signing up for Medicare Part B doesn’t require you to leave the comfort of home.  Please visit our Medicare Part B webpage if:You are already enrolled in Medicare Part A.You would like to enroll in Part B during the Special Enrollment Period.You can complete form CMS-40B (Ap…

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Today's COVID-19 business information compiled by your SC Chamber TeamThis week’s COVID-19 business information compiled by your SC Chamber Team includes: Hundreds of South Carolina Businesses Call on Federal Delegation to Pass Liability Protections, Federal Stimulus Bill Negotiations Ongoin…

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 Introduction to the American Community SurveyDiscover the detailed social, demographic, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. Join UsYou will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from th…

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has published an updated fee schedule for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing. The fee schedule is available above and here on SCDHHS' COVID-19 website. 

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Skin cancer can develop anywhere from the scalp to the bottom of the feet, even under a  fingernail or inside the mouth.  It is both the most common cancer in the United States and the easiest to spot because it begins on the skin, where you can see it.

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Coastal Carolina University will hold its Summer 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m., featuring a recorded message from Carolyn Dillian, a professor of anthropology and recipient of CCU’s 2020 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award.

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Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery served in Army’s 12th Armor Division in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star with “V” device for valor. After the war he joined the Mississippi Army National Guard. Montgomery mobilized with the 31st Infantry Division during the Korean War, ultimately retir…

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Is your organization’s five-year strategic plan still relevant? Now more than ever before, your donors want to know your plans to reset and grow post-pandemic.Coastal Community Foundation and SVP Charleston, a program and fund of CCF, will host the next installment of the L.E.A.D. webinar se…

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More questions have been raised about the legitimacy of this year's election than at any time in modern history. The Electoral College itself has faced political and popular scrutiny like never before. Many Americans take issue with the fact that it isn't the American people who directly ele…

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Five high school students from across the country have been chosen from among thousands of award-winning poets to serve for a year as National Student Poets, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work.

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Our available school supply lists are for students attending elementary and middle schools. High school students will receive information from their teachers regarding the school supplies that are needed for each class.Elementary SchoolView ListMiddle SchoolView ListHigh SchoolHigh school st…

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South Carolina’s 2020 Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. Beginning at midnight on Friday, August 7 and continuing through Sunday, August 9, a variety of school year essentials are exempt from State and Local Sales Tax online and at retailers statewide.The SCDOR encourages you to help slow th…

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Summertime is hot. And exercising in hot weather makes us sweat. But why? And how do we replenish what we lose in sweat to stay hydrated?Our bodies work best when kept at a temperature of about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When we get hotter than that, our brains signal the body to cool itself o…

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Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross of South Carolina is pleased to announce a new Regional Chief Executive Officer after the departure of longtime CEO, Louise Welch Williams. Rod Tolbert, who has been with the organization for over 20 years, will assume the roll effective July 27th, 2020. 

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Richard Sherman joined the Aviation Cadet Corps in January 1942. After basic training, he attended bombardier school in Santa Ana, California, and in Kirtland Field near Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also trained as a navigator, a secondary role that many bombardiers served. Sherman initially …

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is collecting laptop and mobile phone donations through an established partner non-profit organization, America’s Adopt A Soldier, to help Veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness stay connected to their hea…

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Growing up in Seattle, Washington, Howard Catton Gilbert returned from a ski trip to Mount Rainier in December 1941 when he learned of the Pearl Harbor bombing. Wanting to avoid the draft, Gilbert enlisted.He went to basic training at the Naval Training Station in Farragut, Idaho, for three …

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Hurricane IsaiasHurricane Isaias is a Category 1 hurricane currently moving toward the southern coast of Florida. The 5-day forecast shows that Charleston can expect to begin experiencing wind and rain around Sunday night, and the storm to be closest around 5 a.m. Monday morning. Currently w…

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Isaias.The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that tropical storm conditions are expected, with hurricane …