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Primary election in Charleston County will have most Democrats on ballot in decades

Charleston County Democrats will have the most candidates on the primary election ballot in decades

Unemployment continues to rise in South Carolina with about 25,000 new jobless claims

More than 540

Charleston County School District details in-person graduation ceremony plans for June, July

Berkeley County and Dorchester District Two seniors will have the chance to attend an in-person graduation ceremony in June and July."

DHEC: 156 new virus cases, 4 new deaths in South Carolina

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 10

Charleston County in dire need of poll workers for primary election

We are less than two weeks away from South Carolina’s primary election

Less social distancing means more COVID-19 in Charleston, but cases are still trending down locally

Increased testing availability is driving some COVID-19 increases in the Charleston area

4 hospitalized after boat explosion in South Carolina | Charlotte Observer

News outlets report four people were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after a boat explosion in the Charleston Harbor Marina in South Carolina."

Charleston County mental health grant could provide financial help

Charleston County is planning to accept a grant on Thursday through the South Carolina Department of Mental Health COVlD-19 Emergency Response Initiative."

Charleston County plans to accept nearly $58,000 grant to expand mental health and substance abuse services

Charleston County plans to accept a federal grant to expand mental health resources during the pandemic. The nearly $58

South Carolina county eyes dropping MLK, confederate holidays

A county in South Carolina has proposed dropping five holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Confederate Memorial Day
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NSA warns of ongoing Russian hacking campaign against U.S. systems

By Christopher Bing

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency on Thursday warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure.

"This is a vulnerability that is being actively exploited, that's why we're bringing this notification out," said Doug Cress, chief of the cybersecurity collaboration center and directorate at NSA.




CDC Coronavirus guidelines keep evolving

As the nation struggles to reopen and embrace a new normal, the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated information regarding the already widely flouted set of guidelines. One such update, among others, drew sharp criticism for its perceived flip-flop is that coronavirus isn't easily spread by just touching a surface.
 
May 22nd brought a resounding clarification on the spread guideline creating more confusion.



New York's Cuomo says businesses can turn away people not wearing masks

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would sign an executive order on Thursday authorizing businesses to deny entry to anyone who does not wear a mask or face covering, stressing masks were critical to preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"We're giving the store owners the right to say if you're not wearing a mask, you can't come in. That store owner has a right to protect themselves, that store owner has a right to protect the other patrons in that store," Cuomo told a daily briefing.




U.S. investigators pursue 'robust' probe of Minneapolis black man's death

By Brendan O'Brien

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday it had made an investigation into police involvement in the death of George Floyd a "top priority," after a second day of violent protests in Minneapolis over the unarmed black man's death.

Experienced prosecutors and investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been assigned as part of a "robust" probe into whether the police officers involved had violated federal laws, the department said in a statement.




CVS Health to open last of 1,000 drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites

(Reuters) - CVS Health Corp said on Thursday it would open more COVID-19 testing sites at some of its pharmacy drive-thru locations, completing the last leg of the drugstore chain's planned 1,000 sites across more than 30 U.S. states.

Health authorities have been emphasizing the need to expand testing capacity as the United States attempts to recover from the respiratory illness that has killed over 100,000 people in the country, according to a Reuters tally.




Furniture recalled, tip-over and entrapment hazardsHerman Miller and Design Within Reach Recall Dressers and Cabinets Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Remedy May Be Delayed Due to COVID-19 Restrictions; Keep Product Away from Children (Recall Alert)


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