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Masks, shields and spread out jurors as trials resume in S.C.

LAURENS (AP) - The first trial in a South Carolina courtroom since the COVID-19 pandemic began included spread out jurors, a glass shield around the witness stand and bailiffs reminding everyone that masks are required. The murder trial started … more

Duke Energy encourages Carolinas customers to prepare for Hurricane Isaias amid coronavirus pandemic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With North Carolina and South Carolina possibly in the path of Hurricane Isaias, Duke Energy is preparing for potential power outages and encouraging customers to do the … more

Prisma Health continues to raise community awareness about shared responsibility, importance of COVID-19 precautions with a team member T-shirt campaign

GREENVILLE -- Prisma Health is at the center of caring for many of South Carolina’s COVID-19 patients. As of July 31, the hospital system has cared for more than 2,138 COVID-19 inpatients and … more

S.C. State Fair to transform into free drive-through

Two twists have been announced for this year's South Carolina State Fair. In an effort to give back to the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit fair will be free this year when it runs Oct. 20-21. In an effort to maintain … more

COVID-19 means virtual school booms in S.C.'s largest district

COLUMBIA - About a third of the students in South Carolina's largest school district don't plan to attend school in person next school year, taking advantage of a robust online program offered during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 23,000 of the … more

Officials urge caution after residents receive mystery seeds in mail

CLEMSON - State agriculture officials are warning South Carolinians to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them.The South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University's Regulatory Services division are working together to … more

Bishopville's Wheeler on new state House group studying law enforcement

COLUMBIA (AP) - A special South Carolina House committee reviewing all facets of law enforcement from police tactics to forfeiture and sentencing reform is about to meet for the first time. The 18-member House Equitable Justice System and Law … more

2020 Democratic candidates aim to bring messages into rural America

DENMARK - Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. "What is your plan to fix … more
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