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Who is running for Pickens County Council this year?

This page provides information about the candidates running for Pickens County Council in the South Carolina primary elections on June 9."

2020 voter guide: Pickens elections for county government, SC General Assembly, Congress

Here's a look at the candidates who will appear on ballots in Pickens County for South Carolina's June 9 primaries."

Pickens Co. to enter Phase III of COVID-19 revitalization plan on June 1

Pickens County Administrator Rusty Burns said Pickens County will enter the final phase of KickStart Pickens County

DHEC: Death toll reaches 470 in SC due to COVID-19; 156 new cases reported

DHEC on Thursday announced 156 new cases of the coronavirus and four additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South"

South Carolina tops 400 coronavirus deaths

The number of coronavirus deaths in South Carolina rose past the 400 mark Tuesday as the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 125 new cases"

Florence County surpasses 600 cases of COVID-19; Horry County has 382 total

DHEC on Tuesday announced 253 new cases of the coronavirus and six additional deaths in the state. This brings the total number of people confirmed to"

Upstate nonprofit animal rescue starting new spay, neuter center

If a cat or dog in the Pickens County animal shelter needs to be spayed

Pickens County School District announces graduation plans for individual high schools


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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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