Planning to leave the vegetable garden fallow this fall? If you take the time to plant a cover crop instead, you will reap the benefits later. In general, cover crops protect the soil from erosion, suppress weeds, maintain soil moisture, increase organic matter, and recycle nutrients. But fo…

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Columbia, South Carolina –  The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) is pleased to announce that we have recognized a record-breaking 59 SC hospitals who collectively won 239 Certified Zero Harm Awards this year. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, which led to stresses on sta…

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(Columbia, South) The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) announced that Dr. David Omura is the winner of the 2020 Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award, a recognition given to the South Carolina healthcare leader who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to creating a culture of high r…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is sharing updated data that shows communities with mask requirement ordinances in place continue to see a slower rate of disease spread compared to communities without mask requirements.

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At MUSC Health, the safety of patients, families, care team members, remains the number one priority. Close monitoring of the COVID‐19 pandemic continues at the MUSC Health – Florence Division. The following information pertains to MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers only. The MU…

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MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers have earned a combined 14 South Carolina "Certified Zero Harm Awards" from the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). These awards are in recognition of the outstanding performance for patient safety and prevention of hospital­ acquired in…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. —  Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 740 new confirmed cases and 41 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 27 additional confirmed deaths and 1 new probable death.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. —  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), City of Columbia, and the University of South Carolina (UofSC) today announced its surge testing efforts to expand access to fre…

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Planning to leave the vegetable garden fallow this fall? If you take the time to plant a cover crop instead, you will reap the benefits later. In general, cover crops protect the soil from erosion, suppress weeds, maintain soil moisture, increase organic matter, and recycle nutrients. But fo…

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The Hartsville Police Department participated in the Sober or Slammer Campaign from 08/21/2020 to 09/07/2020.  During this campaign, officers increased enforcement efforts including aggressive patrols for impaired drivers.  Please help us keep the roads safe by not drinking and driving or ge…

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New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that adult obesity prevalence is increasing and racial and ethnic disparities persist. Notably, adults with obesity are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19.The 2019 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show tha…

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Tuesday,September 15, CDC released indicators to help schools make dynamic decisions about in-person learning as local conditions evolve throughout the pandemic. When coupled with local data about community spread, these indicators are an important tool to help local health officials, school…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Are you looking for more virtual learning resources or ways to get your students/kids engaged about consumer topics in the classroom? LifeSmarts may be the perfect addition to your 2020 classroom, wherever you are. LifeSmarts is an online competition for teens in grades 6-12…

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On Tuesday, September 15, Trinity Collegiate School held its annual College Information Kickoff Night for the senior class. Director of College Counseling at Trinity Collegiate, Mr. Weston Nunn, presented to the group of eager parents and students. The event was also live-streamed over Googl…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 701 new confirmed cases and 18 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 22 additional confirmed deaths and no new probable deaths.This brings the total number of confirmed …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Owners and operators of reservoirs statewide should check their dams and take appropriate steps to safely lower the water levels today and through the next several days in preparation for potential problems caused by heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sally, according to the S.C…

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In recognition of the International Day of Democracy on September 15, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance.  Democracies are accountable to their citizens.  They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and respect the…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Today, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 525 new confirmed cases and 16 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 7 additional confirmed deaths and 7 new probable deaths.This brings the total number of confirmed ca…

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Partners within Darlington County have teamed up to present a Mask Up Darlington County initiative to encourage residents and visitors to mask up to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Darlington County, Darlington County School District, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, and the City of Ha…

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Coastal Carolina University has launched a public health education campaign, titled “We Will (Why Will You?),” as part of its ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The campaign has been developed by students in conjunction with the Coastal Comeback Plan, which details how the Un…

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Career Services at Coastal Carolina University is inviting all CCU students and alumni seeking internships and job opportunities to attend its free Virtual Career Week events from Sept. 14-17. A Virtual Career Fair with CareerEco will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. To regist…

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Coastal Carolina University placed on seven U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2021, including No. 6 in Best Value Schools (South). The Best Value category calculation takes into account the school’s academic quality and net cost of attendance. This is the fourth consecutive year CCU …

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A racial awakening occurred in summer 2020 that has seen communities wrestle with a reckoning that, at this moment, feels unprecedented. We, at ICS, acknowledge that this moment is centuries overdue.

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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) presented the cash prizes to winners of the Eat Local contest on Tuesday, September 8, at the City Administration Building in Darlington. Pictured from left are Wally Boatwright, Faye Dixon, and Jean Tyner.

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is issuing the following policy updates and clarifications for South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid dental providers effective for dates of service on and after Oct. 1, 2020.Policy Clarification on ADA Claim Completio…

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Trinity Collegiate School received one of its largest pledges from the Catherine J. McGinnis Family Foundation. The foundation was established in Virginia in 1998 and focuses on giving to organizations including: Roman Catholic human services, child care, educational, medical, and health ser…

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Perhaps the most well-remembered and popular outdoor theater in Florence was known as the Circle Drive-In.

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James B. Tatum was born in Missouri in 1925, and as a child worked in his grandparents’ grocery store. When Tatum was a senior in high school, his father enrolled him in Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri, to prepare him to serve in the military. Tatum then attended college at…