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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MUSC Health is currently designing a new hospital in the Williamsburg/Lake City region with a targeted opening date of January 2023. The facility is being built to replace two existing hospitals located in Williamsburg and Lake City respectively and will become part of the Florence Division …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 770 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 17,955 and those who have d…

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FLORENCE — Francis Marion University’s nursing program has received initial accreditation from the prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

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FLORENCE, S.C. (June 12, 2020) – Diabetes care for HopeHealth patients in Williamsburg County is expanding. Beginning this month, Christy Evans, DNP, will provide diabetes care services at HopeHealth in Kingstree.

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Francis Marion University named 523 full-time students and 25 part-time students to its President’s List for the spring semester. An additional 514 full-time students and 26 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the spring semester.

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 Mr Bobby Barnes Scouting career spans 67 years, which includes his time as a youth and an adult volunteer. He has attended Philmont Scout Ranch four times, Florida Sea Base five times, National Order of the Arrow Conference three times, and has attended 32 Order of the Arrow Conclaves. Mr B…

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Recently, I had the honor of sitting with five Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) from VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in a quiet private airport in Reno, Nevada. We were waiting for their jet, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, to arrive and whisk these heroes away to New Jersey. They were o…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – In the best interest of the health of all South Carolinians, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), S.C. Hospital Association (SCHA), S.C. Medical Association (SCMA) and S.C. Office of Rural Health (SCORH) issue the following joint statement:

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 434 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 15,228 and those who have …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 542 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 14,800 and those who have …

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We know that any external factors that add stress, isolation, and financial strain can create circumstances where a survivor’s safety is further compromised. The COVID-19 pandemic has elements of all three of these external factors. Even more concerning, shelter-in-place orders meant that ma…

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division along with the members of the State Emergency Response Team are incorporating COVID-19 precautions and procedures into plans for the 2020 hurricane season. Atl…

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Francis Marion University will freeze tuition and fees for a second straight year.The university’s trustees affirmed that action at their regular meeting Thursday at FMU, and also heard from FMU President Dr. Fred Carter about plans to resume classes on campus this fall. FMU’s fall semester …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced 361 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and seven additional deaths.This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 13,005 and those who ha…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — As restrictions are reduced by reopenings and South Carolinians return to their workplaces and participate in recreational activities that might involve crowds, DHEC continues to urge everyone to be vigilant in practicing social distancing and wearing masks to prevent the fu…

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VA has released the Safe Firearm Storage Toolkit, which was developed in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry. The toolkit guides communities through the proc…

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Summer is here and although we are not back to our normal routines, folks are still traveling, visiting family and friends, and going to destinations to find warmth and sunshine.  It is important for parents of teenagers to discuss travel safety and distracted driving with them and to rememb…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Some consumers may still be looking for their economic impact payments (EIP) in the mail. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants consumers to be aware of two situations that may affect how, or even if, they receive the money.

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As much as police would like to fight it, there is no longer any way to contain people recording them in public. Smartphones are everywhere. It may be possible to talk one person out of doing it, but if a crowd forms, there's no way to stop it.

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If you've attended or seen photos of the protests across the country in recent days following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, you may have noticed people in the crowd with neon green hats.

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Our hearts are heavy this week with the images of George Floyd being suffocated in police custody. On the heels of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Corey Jones, Oscar Grant, Botham Jean, Sandra Bland, and more, we need to look no further than our own communities to find current e…

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Francis Marion University’s campus re-opens to the public on June 1, along with other state government offices across South Carolina.

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Born and raised in India, Uday Singh came from a family with an extensive military background. His father was a retired Indian army lieutenant colonel, and his late grandfather was a decorated World War II Veteran. At 16, he moved to America after he had graduated from St. Stephen’s School.

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James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics is gradually lifting current COVID-19 restrictions to include scheduling of select elective procedures and in-person appointments.

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added Connecticut, Ohio, and Utah to the growing list of states where you can go online to replace your Social Security card. In many cases, you may not need a replacement card. Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough.