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Lander University has announced the names of outstanding undergraduates who have been named to the Dean's List for earning top academic achievements during the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must earn a grade-point average (GPA) between 3…

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FLORENCE, S.C.  – Pansi Patel is a family nurse practitioner serving rheumatology patients at HopeHealth on Palmetto Street.

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Six things you can do while you waitMany people are wondering when, where, and how they'll get vaccinated for COVID-19. We understand these are challenging times. While there's hope on the horizon that you'll receive your vaccine soon, it's important to stay cautious, keep up good habits, an…

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South Carolina Humanities and Lander University are pleased to present “Lessons from November: Who voted, who didn’t, and why does it matter?” one of eleven virtual programs in the South Carolina Humanities Electoral Initiative. The live, virtual roundtable will take place on Monday, Februar…

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South Carolina Humanities, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum on Main Street program, is pleased to present the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Water/Ways in South Carolina. The exhibition dives into water–an essential component of life on our planet, environmentally, cultu…

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COLUMBIA, SC —Today, Congressman Clyburn announced that Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). The NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education on the establishment and enf…

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Just before the new year, ICS released findings from a second round survey of child care providers in South Carolina to better understand how the continued spread of COVID-19 and resulting economic impacts are affecting the child care sector as of 2020. This survey was adapted from a previou…

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DHEC needs public health allies like in their corner now more than ever, especially when it comes to combating pervasive myths about vaccines.

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When a youth experiences puberty too early or their puberty is delayed after most other kids, it can be an embarrassing problem. McLeod Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Deidre Tyson assures parents that these conditions can be treated. Check out the video here.

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All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but did you know it occurs most often in women over 30? Each year, more than 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest female cancers to detect, and it’s highly treatable when found early.

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About half of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or get fit, and by the third week of January, the majority give up and then feel like a failure. Want to make a change that will stick this year instead?Changing habits is not an easy thing. Habits include a trigger, an acti…

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Children’s Trust has started a Learning Thursdays series to raise awareness of the valuable work being accomplished in the prevention of child abuse and the promotion of the child well-being. An overview of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is provided every other month followed by lesson…

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The FMU Kelley Center for Economic Development has four businesses that have completed its one year in the incubator program in the Lake City and Florence location. The businesses in the Lake City incubator are Next Phase Development, LLC, Brown’s Clean Team, LLC, and Streamline Global Media…

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While Americans are having a hard time agreeing on much these days, most everyone was pretty pleased with the multiple rounds of stimulus checks sent out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GREENWOOD, S.C.— Lander University conferred bachelor and master degrees upon 181 students during the University’s 162nd commencement ceremony on December 15, 2020.

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More than 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, and some have no idea they have it. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause permanent vision loss and blindness. If you get a glaucoma test and find treatment early, you can protect your eyes from serious vision loss.

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After a year marked by a global pandemic, social isolation, rising unemployment, and political and social turmoil, an overwhelming majority of Americans are looking forward to a fresh start in 2021. There has been a significant rise in substance misuse, overdoses, and mental health issues ov…

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Sumter, SC — Central Carolina Technical College received six awards from the 8th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards (EDMA), which recognizes the best websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media in higher education. CCTC competed with colleges an…

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Coastal Carolina University will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration from Jan. 19-25. Themed, “United in Solidarity: Liberation through Personal Action and Community Activism,” this year’s events aim to commemorate King’s legacy and to promote and advance diversity, equity…

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We provide benefits to about one-fifth of the American population and help protect workers, children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

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The new year brings new opportunities for employment at Neptune Island Waterpark. Neptune Island is a 6-acre, family-friendly waterpark adventure located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day, the attraction has welcomed over 197,000 visitors in its fi…

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Document Clarifies Protections for Employers and EmployeesUnder the LawWASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved revisions to EEOC’s Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination (“Manual”). The Manual was approved by the Commission on January 15th…

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced immediate openings of critical positions to support the state’s robust COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and other core public health and environmental services. Available positions include nurses, pharmaci…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. –  As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase at record levels in South Carolina, public health officials today announced the state will change its efforts from containment to community mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus. South Carolinians are being …