Category: State

News from around the state

S.C. Public Health Officials Provide Update On COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today (Dec. 31) provided the following update on the state’s distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, including the state’s progress in vaccinating those in Phase 1a and ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of all South Carolinians:

U.S. Attorney Warns Public About Coronavirus Vaccine Scams

With the Coronavirus vaccine being distributed across the country, United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr. warns South Carolinians to be on high alert for fraudsters seeking to take advantage of the pandemic.

Howard Named Executive Director Of S.C. Land Trust Network

The South Carolina Land Trust Network (SCLTN) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of the organization’s first Executive Director, Jennifer Howard.

South Carolinians Urged To Take Advantage Of Motor Fuel Income Tax Credit

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds you to gather your 2020 gas and vehicle maintenance receipts before filing your taxes next year.

Organize Tax Records Now

It may seem like a long way off, but next year’s tax season will begin next month. Organizing and preparing now can save you time, headaches, and even money next year.

1.7 Million Veterans’ Wreaths Placed In U.S.

On Dec. 19 on National Wreaths Across America Day at 2,557 participating locations, dedicated Americans in every state honored our nation’s heroes by safely placing a total of 1.7 million veterans’ wreaths on their headstones and remembering them, by saying each name out loud.

DHEC Vital Records System Upgraded

When the calendar rolls over at the end of this month into a new year, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (DHEC) Office of Vital Statistics will roll out its new, fully web-based system to generate customer-friendly birth and death certificates.

Record-Breaking Atlantic Hurricane Season Draws To End

The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States. While the official hurricane season concludes on November 30, tropical storms may continue to develop past that day.

State To Receive First COVID-19 Vaccine

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Monday announced that South Carolina received its first COVID-19 vaccine.

S.C. Public Health Officials Say State Is At Pivotal Point In COVID-19 Pandemic

On Dec. 4, South Carolina reported the highest number of daily cases than at any time throughout the pandemic, with more than 2,500 new cases of COVID-19.