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On Friday, June 4, 2021, three Morris College Biology students reported to Savannah State University in Savannah, Ga. for their 10-week summer research internship. In preparation for completing the internship, the students attended a two-hour virtual orientation boot camp on Thursday, June 3…

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Many nonprofit leaders say that increased financial support from funders and the government helped their organizations fare better through 2020 than originally anticipated, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds.Based on a survey conducted in February of CEP's Grantee Voic…

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South Carolina Humanities is honored to provide funding to humanities organizations facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Funding for the SC Humanities Growth Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities Federal and State Partnership Division as part of …

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In early March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act which included, among many other things, $39B for child care, $15B in Child Care Development Block Grants and $24B in Child Care Stabilization Funds. In May, the Administration for Children and Families released federal …

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Florence, SC   DSS Farmers’ Market Voucher Program has been postponed. Vouchers will not be distributed during the week of Monday, June 14 to Thursday, June 17, 2021. Please stay tuned for further information about the rescheduling date from SCA. For more information visit our website at www…

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If you are a nonprofit organization, IT support is more than just a luxury. It's mission-critical. As the world becomes increasingly technologically advanced, it is not enough to have an up-to-date website and social media presence. Nonprofits need 24/7 IT support to stay on top of their gam…

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“The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for everyone 12 and older,” says Dr. Benjamin. “Originally, it was only for individuals age 16 and older, but now the recommendation has been dropped to include the 12-to-15-year age range. Moderna is still for those 18 years of age or older, as is J…

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is awarding its first round of 2021 grants totaling $1,516,500 to 91 nonprofits that are working to make life better for people experiencing poverty.Each of the nonprofits are working to reduce poverty in South Carolina in one of three ways:Mee…

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We have all experienced loss in some form or another because of COVID-19. Loss triggers the grief process, known as the five stages of grief. Understanding and recognizing this process is crucial in knowing what to do when experiencing paralyzing anxiety, irritability or depression. Accordin…

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As the country has considered how it will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, child care has remained a central topic of conversation, sitting at the intersection of education, the economy, workforce, and family dynamics. Simply, the pandemic acutely highlighted that child care is foundationa…

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SC Humanities is pleased to announce the two SC Humanities Student Scholarship recipients who have been selected for 2021. Patrick J. Wohlscheid of the College of Charleston is the recipient of the Undergraduate Student Scholarship, and John M. Dodge of the University of South Carolina is th…

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Florence SC - Three hundred and fifty (350) shelf stable meals will be available to the Florence County Senior Community (*SCA non clients) experiencing health issues and/or limitations.  To register, please call the listed telephone number below, based on your pickup location before May 5, …

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On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Lighthouse Ministries held their Volunteer Appreciation Event. The week of April 18th is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challe…

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Mr. Jerry Hannah, 1981 graduate of Morris College, Morris College Lake City Alumni Chapter president, and an astute businessman and entrepreneur in Orangeburg and Florence county donated $10,000 to establish a scholarship in honor of his mother, Mrs. Mamie James Hannah, and his aunt, Mrs. Ca…

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South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will headline a special symposium on educational issues on April 6 at the Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center.

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Lake City SC- Many Lake City Senior Center members have been precautious and doing well with staying indoors. The time has come to start the journey of a new normal. Monday April 5th, 2021 Lake City Senior Center will open their doors and begin their modified schedule. A kick off ceremony wi…

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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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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.