Richland County, SCsouthcarolinapublicradio.org

An ‘Unofficial Eviction' in Richland County

Kimberley Lackland had a rough end to 2019. She’d been planning to marry the man with whom she’d had a 9-year-old son, but her fiancée died in December of that year. It took a few months for her to stop reeling and return to her job as a front office manager at a hotel in Columbia. Right around April of 2020, actually.
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‘Perfect storm’: COVID surge driving South Carolina pediatric ICUs to capacity

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The recent surge in COVID-19 cases is pushing South Carolina’s pediatric ICUs to capacity, doctors said Monday. A drop in childhood vaccinations due to the pandemic and an increase in other viral diseases as people have stopped social distancing and mask wearing are also contributing to the medical system’s overload, said pediatrician Dr. Deborah Greenhouse.
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Columbia, SCCharlotteObserver.com

SC’s tax-free weekend is coming up. Here’s what you can buy – and what’s not included

South Carolina’s tax-free weekend holiday is upon us and is one of the best times of the year to save money for back-to-school items, among other household necessities. The tax-free holiday has been a tradition since 2000 and runs from Aug. 6 to 8, beginning at 12:01 a.m. this Friday. Shoppers who purchase eligible items within the 72-hour period will bypass the state’s 6% sales tax, regardless of whether they are a state resident.
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A new day in Batesburg-Leesville

Batesburg-Leesville High School's expansion will begin with a groundbreaking at 5:30 pm Aug. 10. District 3 school officials, community leaders and project managers will commemorate the start of improvements. As part of the $65 million bond voters approved last November the projects include: • A 20,000 square foot addition at the front of ...
Richland County, SCthenerve.org

Lawmaker: Little vetting of governor’s pick for DOT Commission

Gov. Henry McMaster quietly appointed the owner of a well-known Columbia restaurant – and generous campaign donor – to a vacant state Department of Transportation Commission seat, but a lawmaker is questioning the selection process. The 2nd Congressional District Legislative Delegation is scheduled this morning to vote whether to confirm...
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COVID surge driving South Carolina pediatric ICUs to capacity

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Doctors say a recent surge in COVID-19 cases is pushing South Carolina’s pediatric ICUs to capacity. The Prisma Health pediatricians said Monday the medical system for kids is also overloaded because of a rise in other respiratory viruses as people have stopped social distancing and mask-wearing.
Columbia, SCabcnews4.com

AG Wilson: University of South Carolina can't require masks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state's top prosecutor says the University of South Carolina can’t lawfully require students and staff to wear face coverings on campus this fall, despite increasing cases of coronavirus, thanks to recent legislative action. University officials said last week they would require “face coverings to be...
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Columbia calendar: Coming events

1. Viewing Reserved Film Series; 2. Ryan Oakes: Magician, Mentalist, and Purveyor of Mystery LIVE; 3. Qween Royal Events present Vision Board; 4. December 2021 Grad Dine; 5. 2021 Champs for the Children 5K 10K 13.1 26.2-Participate from Home.Save $5;