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DHEC Supports CDC’s Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approval for Ages 5-11, Urges Parents To Get Their Children Vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved on Tuesday the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.

Carolina Gas Prices Leveling Off

After increasing rapidly for most of the month, October ended with gas prices in the Carolinas experiencing very minimal increases over the week – leveling off over the past few days.

Social Security To Increase 5.9 Percent In 2022

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 5.9 percent in 2022, the Social Security Administration announced.

Survey Shows At-Home Oral Health Practices Remain Strong

A key factor in achieving optimal oral health is ensuring that teeth and mouths are being cared for regularly.

First Choice VIP Care (HMO-SNP) To Serve 42 South Carolina Counties Beginning Jan. 1, 2022

Select Health of South Carolina, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, announced today that it will offer a new health insurance option for South Carolinians eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles).

Community Connections Provides Database To Connect Those Seeking Help to Programs and Resources That Can Lead To Better Health Outcomes

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Children’s Trust of South Carolina, today launched Community Connections, a free 24/7 online database of resources that connects South Carolinians in need with available social and health care services across the state.

51 Grantees Selected Nationwide To Serve As Hubs Connecting Disadvantaged Small Businesses With Government Resources

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced grantees for the Biden-Harris Administration’s Community Navigator Pilot Program, an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that all small businesses, including those owned by disadvantaged groups such as veterans, women, and those from rural communities and communities of color, often face in accessing critical support.

Gov. Henry McMaster Proposes $500 Million Investment In Rural Infrastructure Improvements

Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA), Municipal Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and members of the General Assembly to make a major rural infrastructure proposal that would provide $500 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to revitalize South Carolina’s water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.

SBA Administrator Guzman Announces $44.8 Billion Through Signature Lending Programs

Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the agency reached $44.8 billion in funding to small businesses through more than 61,000 traditional loans for fiscal year (FY) 2021.

Gas Prices Stabilize After Another 14 Cents Increase

Gas prices in the Carolinas have finally stabilized over the weekend after increasing another 14 cents last week in North Carolina alone, making today’s averages in both North and South Carolina a new 2021 high, and the most expensive daily average since October 2014.