Category: State

News from around the state

Are You Getting A S.C. Tax Rebate?

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will begin distributing almost $1 billion in state tax rebates later this year. But how do you know if you are getting a rebate?

S.C. Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee On Children To Hold Public Hearing On Sept. 20th

The South Carolina Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children will hold its first public hearing of 2022 in the Chapman Auditorium of the McNair Science Building at Francis Marion University at 4800 Dr. Heyward Drive, Florence, SC 29506 on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Residents May Have Longer Wait To Get Vehicle Registrations

Due to a shortage of the type of paper used for vehicle registrations, South Carolinians who have paid their property taxes to the county in which they reside may notice that it takes longer to receive their vehicle registration cards and decals for their license plates in the mail.

Updated COVID-19 Booster Approved

On Sept. 1, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially approved and recommended the first updated COVID-19 booster vaccinations to better protect against the Omicron variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

DHEC Using New Method To Give Monkeypox Vaccinations

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will begin using a new method to give monkeypox (MPX) vaccinations that will increase the number of doses available.

DMA Sales, LLC Expanding Operations In Marion County

DMA Sales, LLC, an automotive body parts supplier, announced plans to expand operations in Marion County. The company’s $5 million investment will create 30 new jobs.

S.C. Arts Commission Doubles Grantmaking Record With $11.9 Million Investment

The South Carolina Arts Commission is announcing that it more than doubled its previous grant-making record by investing $11.9 million in arts organizations, arts learning, and artists in South Carolina in FY22.

SC Mental Health Commission Names SCDMH Interim Director

Thursday, September 1, the South Carolina Mental Health Commission selected Robert Bank, MD, to serve as interim state director for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH).

DSS Offers New Texting Feature To Connect People To Resources

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) has partnered with the United Way Association of South Carolina to launch a new texting feature that conveniently connects families and individuals to DSS resources through mobile devices.

Bat Tests Positive For Rabies In Marion County

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed that a bat found on the ground near North Main Street and Harlee Street in Marion, SC has tested positive for rabies.