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Brack: DHEC has trouble walking, chewing gum in pandemic

Andy Brack

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) isn’t exactly a confidence-inspiring agency. Even before the coronavirus pandemic stretched its capacities and morale, the agency was a mess. The Great Recession of a dozen years ago caused big staffing and funding cuts. Its infectious disease unit, for example, lost half of its funding […]

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Pounce Cat Cafe reports record January adoptions after busy 2020

January is the busiest month for adoptions at Pounce Cat Cafe every year. “It’s always a crazy month, even for our Savannah location,” said co-owner Ashley Brooks. Since opening in 2016, Pounce has noticed the January spike, but the reason for it is unclear. The staff believes it may have to do with the holidays […]

1/27 COVID-19 update: 2,621 cases; 25.0% positive; 88 deaths

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 2,621 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with 88 additional confirmed deaths. As of 3:42 p.m. Jan. 27, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: With 10,470 tests reported Wednesday, 25.0% were positive. Confirmed cases in S.C.: 384,556 (+2,621)Total positive cases in Charleston County: 31,520 (+232)Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 12,203 (+124)Total […]

Whitehall crashes a moped, makes vegetable soup in new video

Whitehall’s latest music video, “Capsize,” is a series of vignettes that feature a moped accident and light cannibalism. It’s a pretty chilled-out song despite that last sentence.