Before you go: Charleston County to poll voters on funding affordable housing; How the pandemic defeated America

Tax hike would equate to $8 per $100,000 of home value


SCDHEC

COVID-19 update: DHEC announced 1,265 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths connected to the virus today. South Carolina has a total of 97,554 cases and 1,883 people have died since the start of the pandemic. As of yesterday, a total of 824,500 tests have been conducted in the state.

The percent of positive COVID-19 tests was 18.3 percent.


Charleston County Council to ask voters if they would support raised property taxes for affordable housing. Charleston Council Council is reportedly preparing to ask voters if they would support raising the county's tax rate to fund creating more affordable housing. It would equate to $8 annually per $100,000 of home value in more taxes. A poll says that a majority of voters would be in favor. Source: P&C

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9/26 COVID-19 update: 613 new cases; 25 deaths; 11 percent positive

Charleston City Paper Staff

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9/26 COVID-19 update: 613 new cases; 25 deaths; 11 percent positive

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 613 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, with 25 additional confirmed deaths. With 5,592 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 11 percent. As of 6 p.m. Sept. 26, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  141,338 (+613 new cases since Friday)Percent Positive: 11% (down from 11.1%) Positive tests […]

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