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South Carolina Public Health Officials Release Statement On New CDC Mask Guidelines

The Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Dr. Edward Simmer, released the following statement concerning new mask guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

DHEC Issues Statement On Pfizer Vaccine For Those 12 And Older

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued nationwide recommendations for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as a safe and effective measure for protecting young people ages 12 and older from COVID-19.

South Carolina’s 2021 Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Is Record-Breaking

South Carolina’s 2021 Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey, conducted recently by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), had a record-breaking number of participants and orioles tallied.

McMaster Announces Investment In Charter Schools And Workforce Development

Governor Henry McMaster announced a $10.5 million investment in South Carolina’s public charter schools and the state’s workforce development efforts through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund.

DHEC Releases Statement On Janssen Vaccine

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released the following statement concerning the federal announcement about the Janssen vaccine, also referred to as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Young People Currently Or Formerly In Foster Care Eligible For Emergency Pandemic Relief Funds

Young people between the ages of 14 and 26, who are currently or were previously in foster care, are eligible for emergency Pandemic Relief Funds through the federal $2.3 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Governor Signs Order Preventing Feds From Placing Migrant Children In S.C. Foster Care

Gov. Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2021-19, which directs the S.C. Department of Social Services (DSS) to prevent the federal government from placing undocumented, unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border in South Carolina foster care and group homes.

SCDPS, Palmetto Pride Teaming Up To Fight Litter

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a statewide crackdown on littering as part of a partnership with PalmettoPride during the Great South Carolina Cleanup Week.

‘Average’ Atlantic Hurricane Season To Reflect More Storms

Beginning with this year’s hurricane season outlooks, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record. The updated averages for the Atlantic hurricane season have increased with 14 named storms and 7 hurricanes.

PHOTO GALLERY: State Park Road Dedication

0 PHOTO GALLERY Photos by Johnnie Daniels/The Dillon Herald Click once on a photo to bring it into a single screen, and then again to enlarge.