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News from around the state

May Is Older Americans Month

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed May as Older Americans Month and encourages all South Carolinians to recognize the vital role older adults play in communities across the Palmetto State.

May Recognized As Mental Health Awareness Month

May is a special month that is recognized worldwide as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when we focus on the importance of mental health and the role it plays in our lives.

May Is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the No. 1 cause of preventable disability and the fifth leading killer in the nation. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable, yet it is expected that nearly 750,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year. On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.

SCDSS Recognizes May As Foster Care Awareness Month

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) recognizes May as Foster Care Awareness Month to highlight the important role that kinship caregivers, foster parents, and relatives play in working together with families to achieve reunification for children and youth in foster care. Their collaborative efforts are essential in helping to strengthen families in South Carolina.

Mental Health Month Being Observed

Most of us have no problem talking about our health. We share details about our allergies, back and body pains, headaches, diabetes, blood pressure, and even our struggles with weight. We go to the doctor when we’re sick or hurting.

National Hurricane Week Being Observed

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is April 30-May 6, and Governor Henry McMaster officially proclaimed May as Hurricane Preparedness Month in South Carolina.

Applications Now Open for ‘America’s Top Small Business’

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is looking for “America’s Top Small Business” of 2023. The awards program, hosted in partnership with CO—, the Chamber’s digital resource center for small businesses, celebrates America’s small business owners who are making a meaningful contribution to the economy and job creation and embody the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and initiative.

Nearly $4 Billion In Flood Insurance Payments Reach Policyholders After Hurricane Ian

Months after Hurricane Ian swept across the southeast United States in 2022, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has paid over $3.9 billion to more than 48,000 policyholders.

T.J. Johnson Named To SCDOT Commission Representing The First Congressional District

T.J. Johnson, of Mount Pleasant, has been named to the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission representing the First Congressional District.

FN America, LLC Expanding Richland County Operations

FN America, LLC (FN America), the United States subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A. and a global firearms manufacturer, today announced plans to expand its Richland County operations. The company’s $18 million investment will create approximately 102 new jobs.