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DHEC Publishes South Carolina’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

On Oct. 16, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan. The overarching goal of this vaccination plan is the equitable distribution of the vaccine across the state, based on the most current federal guidance and recommendations.

COVID-19 Update Given

Today, Oct. 16, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,072 new confirmed cases and 95 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 11 additional confirmed deaths and 3 new probable deaths.

Stage Set For Spectacular Fall Color Season

The stage is set for a spectacular fall color season in the southern Appalachians thanks to a lack of drought or extreme weather this summer, Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan said in his annual fall foliage forecast.

Arrival To Build First U.S. Electric Vehicle Microfactory In York County

Arrival, a global electric vehicle (EV) company, today announced plans to establish its first U.S. Microfactory in York County. The $46 million investment into the region will create 240 new jobs.

New Online Recycling Tool Launched

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the launch of a new online recycling tool that creates a network for recyclable materials.

Rivers Plumbing And Electric Making $9.1 Million Investment In Marion County

Rivers Plumbing and Electric, Inc., an engineering and design, prefabrication, construction and post-construction firm, announced plans to establish operations in Marion County. The more than $9.1 million investment will create 150 new jobs.

Maxwood Furniture Expanding Operations In Marion County

Maxwood Furniture, a manufacturer and distributor of bedroom furniture, announced plans to expand operations in Marion County. The more than $5.8 million investment will create 30 new jobs.

Vision Test Required To Renew Driver’s License Starting October 1st

South Carolinians must soon have their vision tested before being able to renew their driver’s licenses.

Parents Reminded That Routine Vaccinations Are Essential

As schools and universities across the state begin the school year, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reminds parents how essential routine vaccinations are in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected routine clinical care.

Little Pee Dee State Park Manager Wants To ‘Make Her Mark’ On Park

Little Pee Dee State Park’s park manager, Emily Nicholson, has been on the job for nearly a year now having started there in October 2019.