Category: State

News from around the state

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.

FEMA Obligates $2.6 Million To South Carolina For COVID-19 Vaccination Costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated $2.6 million to the State of South Carolina for costs for the COVID-19 vaccine mission.

South Carolina Ranks Fifth In Nation for COVID-19 Vaccine Use For Second Consecutive Week

0 COLUMBIA, S.C. – A new national report shows South Carolina now ranks fifth in the nation for how quickly the state is getting COVID-19 vaccine doses put into people’s arms. Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare information forum, released its daily “States ranked by percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered” report earlier today and South…

Tax Breaks Available For South Carolina Parents

During the 2020 tax season, more than 1.5 million returns claimed state tax breaks available for South Carolina parents, according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR).

Free Radon Test Kits Being Offered During January

January is National Radon Action Month, and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging South Carolinians to become familiar with the risks of radon when it’s present inside homes.

Governor Announces Executive Budget

Governor Henry McMaster has announced the FY 2021-2022 Executive Budget.

2020 Weather And Climate Summary Available

2020 was an unforgettable year in the weather for South and North Carolina. We were affected by parts of 10 tropical systems including a direct strike by Hurricane Isaias, we experienced record warmth, and dealt with exceptionally heavy rainfall.