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State Treasurer Announces Return Of Palmetto Baby Grant Program

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis announced the return of the annual Palmetto Baby Grant Program in celebration of National 529 Day.

South Carolinians Urged To Get Tested For Hepatitis B And C

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (DHEC) Division of STD/HIV/Viral Hepatitis is encouraging South Carolinians to know their status and get tested for hepatitis B and C.

DHEC Welcomes Shrivastava-Patel As Board Chairwoman

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) welcomes Seema Shrivastava-Patel as chairwoman of the South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control.

Gov. Henry McMaster Calls General Assembly Back For Extra Session

Governor Henry McMaster has issued Executive Order 2023-13 to reconvene the General Assembly for an extra legislative session to take up enhanced penalties for illegal gun possession, bond reform, the General Appropriations Act, the Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act, and other matters of public importance beginning Tuesday, May 16.

DHEC Welcomes Richmond To South Carolina Board Of Health And Environmental Control

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is pleased to welcome Dr. William D. Richmond as its newest board member representing Congressional District 7.

Gov. Henry McMaster Appoints Brian Gaines As Comptroller General

Governor Henry McMaster has issued Executive Order 2023-12, appointing S.C. Department of Administration Executive Budget Director Brian Gaines as the state’s next Comptroller General.

Food And Beverage Working Group Sends Recommendations To Congress After Year-Long Analysis Of Amtrak Onboard Service

After a year of study, the Amtrak Food & Beverage Working Group has included nearly two dozen recommendations in its report to Congress – ranging from simple steps like clear ingredients lists and new efforts around waste control to comprehensive technology improvements such as using satellite-based internet connectivity to keep food items appropriately stocked and allow on-board purchases.

Olivia And Liam Remain Most Popular Baby Names For 2022

Olivia and Liam are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2022.

DHEC Urges Expectant Parents to Monitor Baby Health by ‘Counting the Kicks’

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is committed to improving maternal health and birth outcomes for South Carolina families.

USPS, Postal Inspection Service Roll Out Expanded Crime Prevention Measures To Crack Down On Mail Theft

The United States Postal Service (Postal Service) and United States Postal Inspection Service (Postal Inspection Service) today announced expanded actions to protect Postal employees and the security of the nation’s mail and packages as threats and attacks on letter carriers and mail fraud incidents have escalated concurrently with a national rise in crime.