Category: State

News from around the state

Latta Woman Killed In Horry County

A 24-year-old Latta woman was killed in car accident on Tuesday, August 7th on Red Bluff Road (Secondary 31) in Horry County.

Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership Formed

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, South Carolina Hospital Association and South Carolina Medical Association have joined to form the Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership (ORPP), which is designed to advance the conversation among and between hospitals, physicians and other providers, patients and the general public around the issues of pain and the appropriate use of alternatives to opioids in pain management.

Sales Tax Holidays Are August 3-5

Back to school shopping will be a little easier on the pockets of South Carolinians August 3-5, thanks to the annual Sales Tax Holiday approved by South Carolina’s lawmakers in 2005 and supported by the South Carolina Retail Association (

S.C. Families Living In Public Housing Now Protected From Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Secondhand smoke is a serious health threat, and can linger in rooms and even travel between homes in multi-unit housing.

SC Housing Makes Additional Funds Available

The South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority (SC Housing) is making additional funds available in 2018-19, through its Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program, to assist eligible low-income families throughout the state.

PHOTO GALLERY: State Park Gets New Cabin

The new cabin at Little Pee Dee State Park was unveiled at a gathering on Friday, July 20th.

Senator Scott Accepting Applications For Interns

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2018.

Dads2Grads Equips Fathers With Job Skills

Several fathers served by the Man 2 Man Fatherhood Initiative participated in a recent DADS 2 GRADS event on May 29, 2018 at the Southeastern Institute for Manufacturing and Technology building on the campus of Florence Darlington Technical College in Florence, South Carolina.

Dr. Smith Awarded Health Care Provider Of The Year

Dr. Stephen Smith has been awarded the 2018 Health Care Provider of the Year by the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association at their annual Clinical Retreat in Charleston, South Carolina.

Veterans Legal Clinic Opens

Indigent and low-income veterans living in South Carolina will soon have access to free legal services thanks to a new Veterans Legal Clinic that will open Monday, July 2 at the University of South Carolina School of Law.