$47M federal allotment will fund vaccination efforts in rural SC communities

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6/16 COVID-19 update: 86 cases; 2.7% positive; 3 deaths

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Latest COVID-19 data South Carolina health officials reported 153 total cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday (86 confirmed, 67 probable), with three confirmed deaths. With 6,205 tests reported Wednesday, 2.7% were positive. Confirmed cases in S.C.: 492,810 (+92)Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,888 (+3)Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,943 (+5)Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,314 (+2)Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,619 […]


6/17 COVID-19 update: 94 cases; 2.7% positive; 4 deaths

What you need to know: A variant of COVID-19 called delta, which was originally detected in India for the first time, has made it’s way to South Carolina. Four cases have been confirmed in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Lowcountry areas. State public health director Dr. Brannon Traxler cautions that the delta variant is 40% […]

Charleston-area Juneteenth events mark historic date

A number of Charleston-area organizations are hosting events to celebrate Juneteenth this Saturday, an annual holiday marking the end of enslavement following the Civil War and emancipation. Lowcountry Juneteenth Week is hosting its inaugural week of educational and entertainment events Monday through Saturday, with an outdoor bash serving as the main event June 19 at […]

Thursday headlines: SC Supreme Court blocks executions set for this month

The South Carolina Supreme Court temporarily blocked the planned state executions by electric chair of Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens on Wednesday. Sigmon was scheduled to die at the hands of state of South Carolina corrections officials on Friday. Owens was scheduled to die June 25. Those execution dates were originally set by the high […]

Charleston Forum kicking off 2021 series with education panel

The Charleston Forum will hold the first discussion of its 2021 event series June 22, a virtual panel addressing challenges and possible improvements in public education. Results from the group’s annual survey will also be released next week, focusing on policy issues around policing and criminal justice, economics and other social justice issues. “In our […]