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News from around the state

SCPA Positioned To Be Last Port Of Call When Biggest Ship Ever To Come To East Coast Visits

Wide, deep channels and big-ship infrastructure will earn South Carolina Ports Authority the desired position as last port of call when the biggest ship ever to call the US East Coast, the COSCO Development, arrives in May.

Ports Authority Reports Strongest Monthly Container Volume

Today South Carolina Ports Authority announced the strongest monthly container volume in its history, with 192,411 twenty foot-equivalent units (TEUs) handled in March.

Pee Dee Coalition Launches Appeal To Men

In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness month, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault (PDC) is launching an appeal to men to support sexual assault prevention efforts across the region.

Sexual Assault And Child Abuse Have Financial Cost

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the estimated total lifetime financial costs associated with just one year of confirmed cases of child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and neglect) is approximately $124 billion.

‘Out Of Their Hands’ Spring Blitz Underway

South Carolina’s Eighth Annual “Out of Their Hands” Spring Blitz will begin April 1. Strict enforcement coupled with a strong media message will run until April 30.

Ozone Season Underway

Ozone season began April 1 and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has begun issuing daily forecasts for ground-level ozone, the agency announced today.

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

While April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Durant Children’s Center, a program of Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, works throughout the year to encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making the Pee Dee Region a better place for children and families.

South Carolina Has Unemployment Increase

South Carolina in February experienced the largest one-month increase in the number of individuals working in its history.

State Fire Deaths Outpacing Last Year

As of March 21, South Carolina has experienced 40 fire deaths across the state thus far this year.

State Unemployment Increases Slightly

While the number of people working in South Carolina hit a new record and the size of the workforce rose, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly in January.