Coronavirus count across South Carolina exceeds 1,000

With 13 new confirmed positives recorded here in Lexington County, and 158 additional positive tests statewide, the total number of coronavirus cases across South Carolina now has topped the 1,000…

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Community lines up for surprise 18th birthday parade

In this time of social distancing, with a global pandemic turning normal life upside-down, Aliyah Shealy’s family knew they could never throw a raucous surprise party to celebrate her milestone…

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COLUMN: Household items can have a spiritual meaning

So, how are you and your family doing during this quarantine time? I am about to go nuts to be honest. You know I need people around me to be…

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DHEC has begun releasing ‘heat map’ as virus outbreak grows

As the latest numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases around South Carolina grew to 774 and the death toll increased to 16, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control…

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OPINION: ‘Continuing the fight against coronavirus’

BY REP. JOE WILSON In this continued fight against the coronavirus, I want to make sure South Carolinians are well informed and taking the proper precautions to keep our families…

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Bear sightings around town inspire wonder in fearful time

A rash of bear sightings around the Batesburg-Leesville area this past week has inspired not fear but joy and wonder in a time when our community needs it most. In…

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DHEC is now releasing COVID-19 data by zip code

At least two patients so far in the 29070 (Batesburg-Leesville) zip code have tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus, according to detailed data now being released by the South Carolina Department…

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