The Agenda: McMaster won’t reinstate restrictions; Chs. affordable housing with expensive rents


The governor says he will not reinstate restrictions, says state must “be open for business.” Gov. Henry McMaster said he would not reinstate COVID-19 restrictions in response to college students and college football lovers flouting social distancing guidelines. Source: The State

Charleston’s latest affordable housing complex criticized for high rents. The Grace Homes on the Eastside have received criticism that their rents are too high, despite being built as affordable housing. The cheapest one-bedroom costs $1,164 per month and renters must make a minimum of $14,400 — $432 more than the annual cost of rent. Source: P&C

S.C. Democratic Party logo “hijacked” to endorse nonpartisan candidates. Someone spoofed a state Democratic Party mailer to endorse nonpartisan candidates for school board in Richland County. The South Carolina Democratic party said it wasn’t a security breach, but that “the mail piece in question was not approved” according to executive director Jay Parmley. Source: The State

Fox News asks Charlestonians about Lindsey Graham. In a recent segment, Fox News asked Charlestonians about the race for South Carolina’s senate seat, including former Graham supporter and attorney Andy Savage. Source: Twitter

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SC cases over 2,400 Friday, ‘a pivotal point,’ health officials say

Sam Spence

As South Carolina notched the all-time high number of positive coronavirus cases on Friday, state health officials are calling this “a pivotal point in this pandemic” in the state and nationally. On Friday, 2,470 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported, with another 90 suspected cases and 29 deaths, according to the state Department of Health […]

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SC cases over 2,400 Friday, ‘a pivotal point,’ health officials say

As South Carolina notched the all-time high number of positive coronavirus cases on Friday, state health officials are calling this “a pivotal point in this pandemic” in the state and nationally. On Friday, 2,470 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported, with another 90 suspected cases and 29 deaths, according to the state Department of Health […]

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12/4 COVID-19 update: 2,470 cases; 23.8% positive; 29 deaths

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,754 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 29 additional confirmed deaths. With 11,569 tests reported Friday, 21.4% were positive. As of 4:11 p.m. Dec. 4, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: Confirmed cases in S.C.: 210,995 (+1,754)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 20,459 (+99)Negative tests in S.C.: 2,439,341Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 4,175 […]

‘Let’s figure this out’: Charleston businesswomen leverage social media during the pandemic

One group of Charleston entrepreneurs has been leveraging their connections through women’s s business groups on Instagram and Facebook to find the best ways to stay afloat amid the pandemic. “I just think, as a business owner, it’s nice to get an idea out there,” said Becki Bowman, the local business owner who has headed […]