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What South Carolina county has the highest abortion rate for teens?

MCCORMICK COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — About 2.7% teens in McCormick County had an abortion in 2020, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. That rate is far higher than other South Carolina counties. In Lee County, which has the second-highest teen abortion rate, reached 1.49%. Following is Hampton County, […]
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What South Carolina county has the longest commute?

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Buckle up, we might be here a while. Most commutes in South Carolina last between 20 and 32 minutes, according to Census data, with those waits being longer in more rural communities. The data shows the median commute time for an area, which means that half of drivers will have […]
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Heat advisory in effect for most of the Midlands

COLUMBIA, S.C. — More record-setting temperatures are forecast for this afternoon. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 A.M until 7 P.M. A few showers or storms will be possible over the next several days, this could bring us some relieve in the heat. Temperatures will be a little cooler over the weekend, and it will not be as humid.
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Education leader wants annual fund to build SC schools in poor areas

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Five rural South Carolina counties will share most of $160 million set aside last year to help rural, poor school districts build new school buildings. With architecture firms suggesting it would cost about $1.5 billion to upgrade and eliminate critical problems in all of South Carolina’s rural schools, Education Superintendent Molly Spearman wants lawmakers to create an annual fund to help those districts, The Post and Courier reported.
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Defendant In Stutts’ Case Found Dead In Prison Cell

S.C. Department of Corrections inmate Lorenzo Inman, 31, was found unresponsive in his cell at Lee Correctional Institution on May 29, according to Chrysti Shain of SCDC. He did not have a roommate. The case is being investigated by the SCDC Office of Investigations and Intelligence. An autopsy was performed,...
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