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Man arrested in connection to shooting at Lexington County Dollar General

The Town of Springdale Police Department arrested a man in connection to a shooting at a Dollar General Wednesday evening. Christopher Lee Etheridge

Free COVID-19 testing event to be held from the seat of your car in Lexington County

Testing for COVID-19 involves inserting a 6-inch long swab into the cavity between the nose and mouth for 15 seconds and rotating it several times."

S. Carolina county eyes dropping MLK, confederate holidays

A county in South Carolina has proposed dropping five holidays

Lexington Co. man arrested on child pornography charge

The South Carolina Attorney Generalís Office has announced the arrested of a Lexington County man in connection with child pornography charges."

Lexington Medical Center, DHEC to offer FREE COVID-19 testing

Testing will be offered at White Knoll High School in Lexington County on Tuesday

SC sees 156 new coronavirus cases, four additional deaths

Wednesday marked the largest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths

South Carolina county considers dropping five holidays

A county in South Carolina has proposed dropping five holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Confederate Memorial Day

S. Carolina county eyes dropping MLK, confederate holidays | Raleigh News & Observer

A county in South Carolina has proposed dropping five holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Confederate Memorial Day

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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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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