Before You Go: State rejects IOP parking plan; Call for stronger charges in Breonna Taylor case


Courtesy Unsplash; SCDOT shuts down IOP’s attempts to limit beach parking

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 664 cases of coronavirus on Thursday, with 16 additional confirmed deaths.

With 6,995 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 9.5 percent.

As of 2 p.m. Sept. 24, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:
Confirmed cases in S.C.:  139,021 (+664 new cases since Tuesday)
Percent Positive: 9.5% (down from 11%)
Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 15,395 (+32)
Negative tests in S.C.: 1,118,900
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 3,097 (+16)

Top Stories

South Carolina Department of Transportation rejects Isle of Palms’ plan to eliminate beach parking. Source: P&C

No news is good news: There’s currently no hurricane activity in the Atlantic. Source: National Hurricane Center

Scientists Seek to Understand Sinking Land in Charleston, South Carolina. Source: Weather Channel

What we’re reading

Bon Appetit: “From Pandemic to Protests: How Food Businesses Are Responding”

TheWashington Post: “College enrollment takes a hit this fall amid coronavirus”

The Wall Street Journal: “Breonna Taylor Decision Sparks Protests in Cities Across U.S.”

The rest from City Paper

Longtime Spoleto Festival director Nigel Redden retiring in 2021

South Carolina falls out of top 10 states where women are killed by men

Sarah’s Dumps celebrates Dumpling Day this Saturday at Frothy Beard

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Before You Go: New cranes in N. Charleston; Positive rate tops 15%

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South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday and 32 additional confirmed deaths.


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Before You Go: New cranes in N. Charleston; Positive rate tops 15%

South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday and 32 additional confirmed deaths.

Marcus Amaker, Charlton Singleton talk justice in music in new series

Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker and Charlton Singleton of Gullah band Ranky Tanky will release the first three episodes of their new series “Raising the Volume” on Oct. 28.

More than 1 million SC voters have already cast ballots

South Carolina is approaching half the total record turnout it saw in 2016 from absentee ballots alone with a little less than a week until the polls close for good. In total, nearly a third of registered voters in the state have already cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, 2.1 million votes […]

10/28 COVID-19 update: 15.5% positive, 636 cases; 32 deaths

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with 32 additional confirmed deaths. With 4,096 tests on Wednesday, 15.5 percent came back positive. As of 1:48 p.m. Oct. 28, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  165,477 (+636)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,676 (+27)Negative tests in S.C.: 1,695,189Deaths in S.C. […]