Category: State

News from around the state

Governor Signs Order Preventing Feds From Placing Migrant Children In S.C. Foster Care

Gov. Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2021-19, which directs the S.C. Department of Social Services (DSS) to prevent the federal government from placing undocumented, unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border in South Carolina foster care and group homes.

SCDPS, Palmetto Pride Teaming Up To Fight Litter

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a statewide crackdown on littering as part of a partnership with PalmettoPride during the Great South Carolina Cleanup Week.

‘Average’ Atlantic Hurricane Season To Reflect More Storms

Beginning with this year’s hurricane season outlooks, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record. The updated averages for the Atlantic hurricane season have increased with 14 named storms and 7 hurricanes.

All S.C. Citizens Age 16 And Older Can Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning March 31st

Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that all South Carolinians aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 31, 2021 and can begin scheduling their appointments.

Driver Suspension Eligibility Week Is March 15-19

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) will hold the 2021 Driver Suspension Eligibility Week statewide for drivers with licenses suspended for various reasons March 15 – 19, 2021.

Red Cross Calls For Blood And Platelet Donors

The American Red Cross is calling for all eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to give to help offset the weather-related shortfall in donations across the country.

U.S. Attorney Seeks Public’s Help To Fight Human Trafficking

Following last month’s recognition as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, United States Attorney Peter McCoy is urging the public to continue raising awareness about human trafficking and support efforts to fight modern-day slavery in South Carolina.

Scammers Using Same Old Tactics In New Year

It’s a new year but scammers are still using the same old tactics to try and steal consumers’ information and money.

Great Backyard Bird Count Is February 12-15

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will conduct an annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Feb. 12-15, in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Purple Martins Spotted In South Carolina

In a sure sign that spring is not far behind, the first Purple Martins of the year have been spotted in South Carolina.