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News from around the state

Gas Prices Inching Higher

Gas prices in the Carolinas are inching higher as most of the region pushes towards re-opening, causing a growing number of people to hit the road.

Secretary Of State’s Office Open For Business

Just a couple months ago, our world changed as COVID-19 spread and social distancing became the norm.

May Is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. This year, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health wants to remind our state of the services available to all, particularly in light of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Legal Assistance Hotline Launched

The South Carolina Bar launched a toll-free legal assistance hotline for low-income individuals and families across South Carolina who are confronted with civil legal problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People may call 1-833-958-2266 toll-free any time.

DHEC Provides WIC Participants Access To Increased Food Choices During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to demand for nutritious foods during the COVID-19 pandemic, DHEC is providing additional food items to South Carolina WIC participants.

EPA Provides Information On Surface Disinfectants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing its efforts to provide critical information on surface disinfectant products that can be used to protect the health of all Americans throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency.

South Carolina’s 2020 Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Reports Largest Number In United States

South Carolina’s 2020 Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey reported the largest number of orioles wintering in the United States for the sixth year in a row.

Pump Prices Expected To Rise As States Reopen

Pump price averages in the Southeast are two to three cents cheaper, but with healthy stock levels and the bulk of states in the region with partial reopening underway, motorists could see gas prices start to increase in the week ahead.

SCDMV Expanding Operations

Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will expand operations by reopening all 66 branch offices to increase convenience for customers.

Governor McMaster Issues “Home or Work” Order

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2020-21, which includes a mandatory “Home or Work” order and mandates capacity limitations to retail businesses still operating.