Category: State

News from around the state

Toy Safety Is Always In Season

As the holiday season brings the promise of new toys to many children all over South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reminds parents that being mindful of toy safety is always in season.

SCDMV Returns To In-Person Car Road Tests

As of November 15, 2021, the SCDMV returned to performing in-car road tests for regular licenses at all branch offices across the state.

New Rate Structure Introduced For Some Childcare Providers

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) is announcing additional steps to assist parents as they balance work and child care.

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.