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Prisma Health exhausts excess vaccine allotment, calls for more doses in SC

Prisma Health is calling for more doses to be allocated, saying the demand for the vaccine in South Carolina far exceeds the number of doses available.

  Advocacy groups renew push to reform civil asset forfeiture law

Vendors sue Patriots Point Development Authority over postponed NYE event

  Authorities identified woman killed in ‘domestic-related’ shooting

  Crackdown on mask violations begins in Charleston

  Report: COVID-19 impact on SC teaching jobs still unclear; districts to be surveyed again

Walmart expanding COVID-19 vaccine program to South Carolina

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SC newborn dies after testing positive for meth, mother charged with homicide

N. Charleston elementary students express happiness, hope in letters to Biden, Harris

  SC reports more than 3,500 new cases of COVID-19

  DHEC to release more data on COVID-19 vaccines received, administered

  Health leaders discuss coronavirus variants, impacts to vaccine efficacy

Police arrest suspect wanted in ‘prolonged’ assault

Sen. Goldfinch calls on McMaster to make general head of S.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort

Two state senators are asking South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster to appoint a general as head of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort.

  Democrats formalize Jaime Harrison as national party chair

The Democratic National Committee formally elected Jaime Harrison of South Carolina as chair, signifying an early alignment between President Joe Biden and state party leaders around the country.

Deputies arrest man wanted on attempted murder, kidnapping charges

Berkeley County deputies and arrested a man wanted on multiple charges at a West Ashley apartment complex, officials have confirmed.

  Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

Former home run king was 86

  CCU president tests positive for COVID-19, according to university

Charleston Police identify officer who wounded murder, carjacking suspect

  Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing

‘This is unconscionable’: National Guardsmen relocated from Capitol to parking garage

  36-year-old Lexington mother of 10 children dies from COVID-19

  Taste of Folly kicks off with changes, safeguards against COVID-19

  Investigators identify victims of 1976 cold case out of Sumter County

The victims have been linked to missing person reports in Colorado and Pennsylvania.

  Lowcountry community’s leaders hope new maps could reduce flood insurance costs for some

Folly Beach leaders say they expect some of their island residents to face lower flood insurance rates when new flood zone maps are released.

Advocacy group says there’s no excuse for S.C. leaders not communicating vaccine rollout plan for teachers

An advocacy group says school workers are continuing to be left in the dark about the vaccination process.

‘You’ve earned it!’” Rep. Rice gives first-class seat to soldier heading home on leave

Congressman Tom Rice continued his tradition of bumping a soldier or veteran up to first class on a flight.

  Lowcountry nonprofit hosting virtual auction this weekend

A Lowcountry nonprofit helping people get through the pandemic with rent and food assistance needs your help this weekend.

  SC Heartbeat Bill heads to full Senate after lawmakers vote out exceptions for rape, incest

South Carolina’s so-called Fetal Heartbeat Bill could reach the state Senate floor for a full debate as early as next week.

  AstraZeneca trial continuing at MUSC; doctors hopeful FDA approval could come soon

Approved COVID vaccines are in short supply but another option already approved in other countries is being tested in the Lowcountry.

  ‘We can breathe:’ Biden immigration plans could affect SC immigrants

President Joe Biden has already signed dozens of executive orders including some that could impact immigrants all around the country.

  Neighbors welcome S.C. teenager home with Christmas parade after battling leukemia, COVID-19 over holidays

Ariel Griffith was in the hospital and unconscious on Christmas Day, so her family decided to make it up to her.

Goose Creek police introduces newest trainee with ‘K9 Goose’

K9 Goose is an 8-week old German Shepherd who the department said will have a lot of training to go through. But officials said they feel confident that she is going to become a great asset to the department.

Report: Lawyer for former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone to represent Trump

The attorney has also represented former SC governors in the past.

Retired WWII nurse celebrates 100th birthday in Horry County

Though her birthday isn't for three more days, a former World War II nurse got a surprise celebration in Conway.

FBI: SC man facing explosives charge had ‘prophetic destiny to kill or harm the president’

An Upstate man whose home was searched by FBI agents over the weekend said he had a “prophetic destiny to kill or harm the president”, according to testimony made in federal court on Thursday.

  Opponents worry bill could expand private influence over SC public schools

Some state lawmakers are pushing to expand schools of choice in South Carolina under a new designation called “schools of innovation."

  Communication gap hinders unemployment benefits

Communication problems are leaving people applying for unemployment benefits waiting in line with more questions than answers.

  35 staff COVID-19 cases, 2 inmate deaths reported at FCI Williamsburg

Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg in the Salters area is currently reporting 35 coronavirus cases among employees, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons COVID-19 database.

  Man convicted in wife’s disappearance case denied parole

The man who was convicted of obstruction of justice in the investigation into his wife’s 2012 disappearance will remain behind bars.

  DHEC adds some parents to COVID-19 vaccine Phase 1A, but there’s confusion

Parents who serve as home caregivers for children who are medically fragile, or complex or severely disabled can be vaccinated now in Phase 1A according to DHEC.

  Deputies: Coyote pulled from SC elementary school restroom

Berkeley County school traffic deputies and staffers worked together to expel a coyote that wandered into an elementary school building Wednesday.

  Colleton County deputy talks about colleague who died from COVID-19

On Saturday, Detective Sgt. Edward Marcurella died after a short battle with COVID-19 and pneumonia.

  CCSD to lift ban on winter sports next week

Teams can begin play again on January 25th

SC reports more than 3,363 new COVID-19 cases, 39 deaths

The state of South Carolina has now completed more than 4.5 million COVID-19 tests on residents since the pandemic began last march.

Working Wednesdays: Sanders Brothers Construction is hiring

Ann McGill will talk with representatives from the companies to get in depth information about the types of services and products they provide, as well as training, benefits and other information to help you decide if it's a company you might want to work for.

Troopers investigate crash involving Mt. Pleasant Police vehicle

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash Thursday morning that involved a Mount Pleasant Police vehicle.

  Thursday is deadline to register students for DD2 Virtual Academy

Dorchester County School District 2 parents have until the end of the day Thursday to enroll or withdraw their children for the district’s virtual academy.

  SC reports 3rd consecutive drop in weekly first unemployment claims

South Carolina employment officials released the latest totals of first-time unemployment claims, showing nearly 6,700 people filed in the week ending Saturday.

Makeover begins for Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ahead of 10th anniversary

The iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is missing some pieces as it undergoes a makeover for its upcoming 10th anniversary.

  FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Morning commute crawls on I-26E after multiple crashes

Three crashes in the eastbound lanes of I-26 caused delays for drivers headed to Charleston from the Summerville area Thursday morning.

  Charleston considering Folly Road pedestrian path, bike lane improvements

Charleston leaders are reviewing plans for a new sidewalk construction and bike lane improvement project proposed to bring better accessibility to pedestrians along Folly Road on James Island.

First Lady Jill Biden’s prayer partner in the Midlands to pray at 59th Inaugural Prayer Service

Robin Jackson, the first lady of Brookland Baptist Church, will be giving a prayer during Thursday’s service.

Florence recycling plant to close, impacting hundreds of jobs

A Florence recycling plant will be closing in March, affecting about 360 jobs, officials said.

  Harris Teeter to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines

Harris Teeter announced it will distribute COVID-19 vaccines to eligible people at its pharmacies once it becomes available.

Local SC fashion designer dresses V.P. Kamala Harris, Former First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, showing her commitment to American-made designers, wore a blue coat and dress by Alexandra O’Neill.

  SC adds some parents to vaccine list, considers Phase 1B amid high demand

South Carolina health officials are making a few thousands parents eligible for the coronavirus vaccine as they begin to finalize plans for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts in the state.

  Deputies arrest Dorchester Co. man accused of damaging church, van

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year-old Richard Matthews of St. George who has been charged with malicious injury to a place of worship, trespassing, breaking into a motor vehicle and malicious injury to personal property.

  DD2 school board looks at changes to instructional model in workshop

Dorchester District 2 is looking at ways to bring students safely back for in-person learning as soon as possible.

‘Every dose of these vaccines should be used’: DHEC issues new guidance to speed up vaccination process

The Department of Health and Environmental Control has released new guidance to accelerate the process of getting people vaccinated in South Carolina.

More than 1,000 Beaufort Co. students quarantined

As of Tuesday, 1,100 students and 87 staff members in the Beaufort County School District are quarantining.

  Charleston police identify murder, carjacking suspect shot in officer-involved shooting

Authorities identified the suspect as Montrez Cyrus Simmons who is a suspect in a recent murder in Georgetown, a carjacking in Mount Pleasant and a second armed carjacking Tuesday night in Charleston.

  Law enforcement outnumbers protesters at SC Statehouse on Inauguration Day

Law enforcement officers heavily guarded South Carolina’s capitol Wednesday as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took their oaths of office in Washington.

  Superintendent opposes standardized testing bill, holds hope feds will waive requirements

Some lawmakers are pushing for a bill that could require students to undergo summative federal standardized tests even if the state is granted a waiver from the federal government.

  Bell: State health department overwhelmed by vaccine call volume

Health officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss where South Carolina stands in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

I-26 WB lanes in Orangeburg Co. blocked due to overturned tractor trailer

All lanes of I-26 westbound lanes in Orangeburg County are blocked Wednesday afternoon. Troopers with Highway Patrol say there is an overturned tractor trailer near the 154 mile marker.

  Dr. Jerry Brown returning to Berkeley as head football coach

Won 3 state championships in 1st tenure with the Stags

Deputies: Men in separate vehicles attempt to pick up dirt bike driver in woods after chase

Authorities arrested Cameron Rykell Byas of Charleston on Wednesday and charged him with failure to stop for blue light and reckless driving.

Fetter Health Care Network to host more mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Fetter Health Care Network is working to make it easier for people to get their COVID-19 vaccine by hosting mobile vaccinations clinics across the Lowcountry.

  For some, the wait for unemployment claim approval has lasted for months

Relief is not coming fast enough for those still waiting on their unemployment claims to be filled.

Deputies arrest 2 in College Park after meth, heroin found during traffic stop

Deputies arrested Kian Cornelius Cowans and Sabrina Ann Osburn. Cowans was charged with possession of meth while Osburn was charged with trafficking meth and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

SC reports more than 3,500 new COVID-19 cases

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 3,567 new and 93 probable COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

McClellanville homes evacuated because of propane leak

Awendaw firefighters say four homes in a McClellanville neighborhood have been cleared while crews respond to a gas leak.

  Deputies: Man arrested after woman stabbed multiple times at SC Waffle House

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a man for stabbing a woman multiple times at a Knightsville Waffle House.

Ladson man accused of soliciting child for sex

The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office says a 66-year-old Ladson man faces a charge of soliciting a minor.

  Rep. Nancy Mace speaks on inauguration and outgoing President

South Carolina Representative Nancy Mace will be speaking on President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and outgoing President Donald Trump’s last days in office.

Vice President Harris’ inauguration day coat designed by SCAD graduate

Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration wardrobe had design ties to Savannah.

‘Thank you for your service to our nation!’: Sen. Graham poses with S.C. National Guard troops before inauguration

“Thank you for your service to our nation!” Graham tweeted along with pictures of him and the troops.

DHEC to host COVID-19 vaccine rollout update

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says they will host a news conference on the continued distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wilmington police: Stabbing victim knocks on door, asks homeowner to call 911

Officers responded to the 800 block of Colonial Drive around 1:30 a.m. after receiving a report of the victim walking up to the caller’s door and asking them to dial 911.

Report: 16-year-old victim in Loris area shooting hit after suspect fired from vehicle

Shots fired at a vehicle early last Friday in the Loris area resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl, according to investigators.