Category: State

News from around the state

Social Media Video Platform’s Challenges Wreaking Havoc In Schools

A growing social media video platform, TikTok, is wreaking havoc in schools with its so-called “devious lick challenges.” In September, students were encouraged to steal or damage school property, then share a video with the hashtag on TikTok.

S.C. Has Nation’s Best Financial Report Publication Time

South Carolina now leads the nation on timely financial reporting, S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom announced today.

New Grant Helps Pandemic-Challenged Historic Sites

Today the National Trust for Historic Preservation announces a new $3.5 million program designed to help preserve and interpret historic places that reflect the inclusive narrative of American cultural history, made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ American Rescue Plan Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations.

DHEC Now Accepting Applications For Projects Aimed At Reducing Diesel Emissions

Diesel emissions make up a significant portion of the mobile source air pollution in the state, which is why the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is offering grant funding for upgrading outdated diesel vehicles, engines and equipment.

Motorists Seeing Slight Relief At The Gas Pump

With fall approaching and the height of summer in our rearview, motorists in the Carolinas are starting to see slight relief at the pump as gas price averages dropped lower by a penny on the week.

DHEC Announces ‘Champions Of The Environment’ Open Application Period for 2021-2022 School Year

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that the “Champions of the Environment” grant application period is open for the 2021-2022 school year.

New SC Lions Club District Governor Outlines Ambitious Agenda To Assist Blind And Deaf; Issues Call For Ideas

New South Carolina Lions Club District Governor (DG) Jim Barbare is outlining an ambitious agenda in his first months in office.

DHEC Supports Awareness And Education During National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Sickle cell disease is a serious genetic disorder that impacts many families around the country and around the world.

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.