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News from around the state

First Purple Martins Of Year 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.

IRS Criminal Investigation Issues 10 Tips To Avoid Tax Season Fraud

Each year, taxpayers’ personal information is compromised through phishing scams or by unscrupulous tax preparers. With tax season underway, IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) wants taxpayers to be aware of tax-related fraud.

Dire Need For Blood Across The Nation

While there has been a significant and encouraging response to the dire need for blood across the nation, the American Red Cross needs more people to give in the weeks ahead to recover from its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

Carolinas Gas Prices Don’t Move Much Despite Rising Crude Prices

Gas prices in the Carolinas haven’t moved much, even as the price of crude rises to multi-year highs.

More SC Families Say “YES” To Organ Donation In 2021 Than Any Previous Year

During unprecedented times, South Carolinians find the courage to give.

SCDOR To Begin Accepting Individual Income Tax Returns On January 24th

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will begin accepting Individual Income Tax returns for tax year 2021 on January 24, 2022, consistent with the date announced by the IRS.

Red Cross Facing National Blood Crisis

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

Governor Announces 2022-2023 Executive Budget

Governor Henry McMaster announced the FY 2022-2023 Executive Budget and provided his recommendations on how funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) should be invested by the General Assembly.

COVID-19 Booster Recommendations Expand

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced January 5 that it recommends children as young as 12 receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster at least five months after they finish the primary vaccine series, and the South Carolina Department of Health of Control (DHEC) supports this recommendation for having children “maximally vaccinated” against COVID-19, meaning they have received their initial vaccine series plus a booster.

DHEC Urging Residents To Become Familiar With Risks Of Radon

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging South Carolinians to become familiar with the risks of radon when it’s present inside a home.