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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On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” This new Executive Order affirmed that “[e]qual opportunity is the bedrock of American democracy and our diversity in one of ou…

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I want to start by thanking our parents/guardians for your continued patience and understanding during this unprecedented period of time.  In addition, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of our staff for their unwavering commitment to our district and ensuring all of our students …

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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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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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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of current senior career executives who will perform the duties of senior department leadership in acting capacities until additional Biden administration appointees are confirmed and sworn in. 

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of several key Biden administration political appointees joining the department.

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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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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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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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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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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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Florence, S.C. – In response to the pandemic and in partnership with United Ways across their service area, Duke Energy granted $100,000 to be distributed among the state to assist individuals with utility assistance in hopes of removing barriers, increasing ease of access, and promoting hel…

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February 24, 2021February 25, 2021February 26, 2021 (Rain Date)11:00 am to 1:30 pm$40 per personBelle Baruch enjoyed her property in the winter when camellias were in bloom and the rye grass was flourishing. She grew, propagated, and competed with many varieties of camellias that are still g…

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On Jan. 23, 2020, Centene Corporation acquired WellCare Health Plans, Inc., which included WellCare of South Carolina, a managed care organization (MCO) contracted with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). As a result of this acquisition, WellCare will no long…

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Columbia VA Health Care SystemWm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Office of Public Affairs,6439 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209Email: VHACMSDORNPA@VA.GOVPhone: (803) 776-4000 Ext. 6519/6998 COLUMBIA, S.C. —  The Columbia VA will host a Virtual Veteran’s Town Hall meeting January …

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From fine art to unique hand-crafted goods and objects, the Makers Market will showcase the work of Southeastern artists and artisans. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the makers and purchase their creations. Makers Market will take place during the first weekend of ArtFie…

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The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation recently announced the publication of the updated Italian translation of historic ecumenical document called the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification”.  

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COLUMBIA, S.C.—The S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control announced today the selection of Dr. Edward Simmer, MD, for appointment as director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).“2020 has emphasized the importance of the work being done by DHEC employees each…