Category: State

News from around the state

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.

Operation Southern Shield Underway

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) will partner with five Southeastern states for Operation Southern Shield in an effort to reduce speed-related deaths and collisions on the roadways.

SNAP Emergency Allotments To End August 1

South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) is announcing an end to the federally-approved Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments (supplements) to all South Carolina households effective August 1, 2021.

S.C. State Fair Accepting Entries For Competitive Exhibits

The South Carolina State Fair is accepting entries for this year’s competitive exhibits now through Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.