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DHEC Announces ‘Champions Of The Environment’ Open Application Period for 2021-2022 School Year

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that the “Champions of the Environment” grant application period is open for the 2021-2022 school year.

New SC Lions Club District Governor Outlines Ambitious Agenda To Assist Blind And Deaf; Issues Call For Ideas

New South Carolina Lions Club District Governor (DG) Jim Barbare is outlining an ambitious agenda in his first months in office.

DHEC Supports Awareness And Education During National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Sickle cell disease is a serious genetic disorder that impacts many families around the country and around the world.

SCDMV Making Changes Due To COVID-19

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) is changing how it offers regular driver’s license (Class D) road tests in light of rising numbers of coronavirus cases across the state.

Public Indoor Masking Recommended

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the increasing threat of the Delta variant, the CDC on Tuesday is recommending public indoor masking for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Open Carry With Training Act Goes Into Effect On August 15

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division released information reminding citizens of the upcoming requirements pertaining to fees and training as it relates to the new Open Carry with Training Act.

New Law Requires Drivers To Move Right Unless They Are Using Left Lane To Pass

The SC Department of Public Safety informs motorists of a new South Carolina law that will require drivers to “move right” except when passing.

State’s Sales Tax Free Holiday Weekend Is August 6-8

You can purchase computers, clothes, school supplies, and a variety of other items free of Sales Tax during South Carolina’s annual 72-hour Sales Tax Holiday. The 2021 Tax Free Weekend takes place Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8, 2021.

DHEC Analysis: More Than 90 Percent Of COVID-19 Cases, Deaths In June Were Among Unvaccinated Residents

Following an analysis that revealed the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the first two weeks of June were among residents who were not fully vaccinated, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) discovered similar results when looking at provisional data for the entire month.

IRS Warns Taxpayers Of Child Tax Credit Scams

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information.