The Agenda: SC sees first flu death; New airport parking garage


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This year set new voting record in state. The 2020 election brought out record numbers of South Carolina voters, with 1,334,000 registered voters casting absentee ballots, smashing 2016’s record of 503,000. A total of 72% of registered voters turned out for the 2020 election. Source: Fox Carolina

S.C. records first flu death. South Carolina health officials reported the first flu death of the season on Wednesday and urged the public to get flu shots. Source: AP

State schedules execution but doesn’t have drugs for lethal injection. The State of South Carolina scheduled its first execution in nearly a decade but reportedly do not have the lethal injection drugs to carry it out. The attorneys of Richard Bernard Moore are seeking to stay the execution, citing the pandemic and secrecy around the methods of execution. Source: AP

Big lots. Charleston International Airport opens its new $89 million parking garage today, in time for the usually busy end-of-year travel season. Source: The Post and Courier

CofC’s Grant Riller drafted to the NBA. College of Charleston’s Grant Riller was the 56th pick overall last night, drafted by the Charlotte Hornets. Riller is the fourth Cougar to be drafted into the NBA. Source: WCSC

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11/28 COVID-19 update: 12.9% positive, 1,797 cases; 0 deaths

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COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,797 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, with 28 additional confirmed deaths. With 13,915 tests reported Saturday, 12.9% were positive. As of 3:46 p.m. Nov. 28, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: Confirmed cases in S.C.: 201,354 (+1,797)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 19,803Negative tests in S.C.: 2,440,321 (+12,615)Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 4,043 (+28) Note: […]

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11/28 COVID-19 update: 12.9% positive, 1,797 cases; 0 deaths

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,797 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, with 28 additional confirmed deaths. With 13,915 tests reported Saturday, 12.9% were positive. As of 3:46 p.m. Nov. 28, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: Confirmed cases in S.C.: 201,354 (+1,797)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 19,803Negative tests in S.C.: 2,440,321 (+12,615)Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 4,043 (+28) Note: […]

Brack: Here’s to two good friends who will be just a click away

In this season of thanks during a year that’s challenged everyone in new ways, let’s remember and honor friendships. Friends make our lives richer. They open new worlds and ideas. But they’re so familiar and comfortable that you kind of want them to never change and always be there.  Two longtime friends, cookbook author and […]

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COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 1,777 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, with 28 additional confirmed deaths. With 14,392 tests reported Friday, 12.3% were positive. As of 2:46 p.m. Nov. 27, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control: Confirmed cases in S.C.: 199,538 (+1,777)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 19,803 (+709)Negative tests in S.C.: 2,440,321 (+12,615)Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 4,043 (+28) […]

CofC cardboard cutouts raise money, fill seats during basketball season

College of Charleston is filling its limited-capacity arena during basketball season using cardboard cutouts of donors to a relief fund designed to help sustain athletic program operations during the pandemic. The College will fill the seats left empty due to capacity restrictions with cardboard cutouts as basketball season gets underway at home this Saturday, following […]