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The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has inspired a legion of think pieces about the long-term effects of a sharp shift to the right in the court's ideological alignment.

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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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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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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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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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Flood damage to your home or business can be stressful and financially devastating. With adequate flood insurance coverage and your important documents organized and stored appropriately, you can recover quicker from the unforeseen disaster.

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The City of Hartsville will be hosting a face mask distribution event outside of The Medical Group, 1304 W. Bobo Newsome Highway, on Friday, August 28th from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (or while supplies last). This will be a drive-thru event and two masks will be given per person or five per family. …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Effingham Pellets, LLC, a subsidiary of Charles Ingram Lumber Company, today announced plans to establish operations in Florence County. The company's more than $5.4 million investment is projected to create 10 new jobs.A newly formed company, Effingham Pellets, LLC is a woo…

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COLUMBIA, S.C – SteelFab, Inc., a leading American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) certified fabricator of structural steel in the United States, today announced plans to expand operations in Florence County. The company's more than $5 million investment will create 28 new jobs.

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Throughout this year, as many of us have grown accustomed to doing business amid a pandemic, we’ve often led our e-mail messages with two questions: “How are you doing?” and, “Are you staying safe and healthy?” Today, we’d like to make the case for adding a third question: “Have you filled o…

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It will take years for municipal budgets in the United States to recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus, a report from the National League of Cities finds. Now in its thirty-fifth year and based on a survey of four hundred and eighty-five municipal finance officers, the report,…

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Coastal Carolina University’s E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration recently delivered a virtual business course for 14 students from its partner universities in Germany, Italy, Russia, and Spain. Six CCU professors, as well as two partnering professors from Germany, led the w…

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Coastal Carolina University’s Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics has selected four students for its Real Estate Scholars program for the 2020-2021 academic year. The students are Shane DeThomasis, a finance major from Albany, N.Y.; Lionel Martin, an MBA student from Charlotte, N.C.; …

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FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence is pleased to announce the promotion of Shannon Tanner as the new Fire Chief effective August 15, 2020.  This selection follows the June 2020 appointment of Randall Osterman as Florence City Manager. 

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The E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University has awarded professorships to faculty members who exemplify excellence in teaching, research, and service. The following professorships have been awarded for 2020-2021: The Vereen Teaching Impact Award to…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Getting free merchandise delivered straight to your door may seem like a great deal but what if you didn’t expect it and don’t know who it came from? Or did you make an online order and the product that arrived was completely different than what you ordered? The South Caroli…

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and don’t know they are infectious. This places everyone at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else. The South Carolina Department of Health and Envir…

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Today's COVID-19 business information compiled by your SC Chamber TeamThis week’s COVID-19 business information compiled by your SC Chamber Team includes: Hundreds of South Carolina Businesses Call on Federal Delegation to Pass Liability Protections, Federal Stimulus Bill Negotiations Ongoin…

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 Introduction to the American Community SurveyDiscover the detailed social, demographic, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. Join UsYou will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from th…

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Below you will find a Florence Chamber COVID-19 Business Update message. The latest information offered by the Greater Florence Chamber comes from various sources including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and local newspaper reports. We hope this material…

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Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross of South Carolina is pleased to announce a new Regional Chief Executive Officer after the departure of longtime CEO, Louise Welch Williams. Rod Tolbert, who has been with the organization for over 20 years, will assume the roll effective July 27th, 2020. 

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Below you will find a Florence Chamber COVID-19 Business Update. The latest information supplied by the Greater Florence Chamber comes from various sources including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the State Newspaper. We hope this material is useful i…

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Coastal Carolina University launched a 30-day video campaign on July 20 to visually communicate the multiple aspects of what life on campus will be like for the Fall 2020 semester as safety measures have been implemented in response to the global pandemic.

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Two faculty members in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University are working on numerous levels to enhance the study of Asian cultures at the University.

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EDA is aware of recent incidents of fraudulent emails, letters, or other communications sent to individuals offering to provide EDA grants in exchange for money or personal information. The scammers behind these fraudulent communications often pose as EDA employees or agents in an attempt to…

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Below you will find a Florence Chamber COVID-19 Business Update. The latest information supplied by the Greater Florence Chamber comes from various sources including the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We hope this material is useful in planning your daily op…

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FLORENCE, SC – The City of Florence has launched the Florence Forward Pledge to encourage local businesses to reopen or expand their services responsibly as the community works to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of residents and visitors during COVID-19.

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The Federal Reserve Board on Friday modified the Main Street Lending Program to provide greater access to credit for nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations. As detailed in term sheets released today, the Board approved two new lo…

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by COVID-19 to the end of 2020 by suspending certain debt collection actions.