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The South Carolina Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the seasonal return of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). SFMNP is a seasonal USDA grant program to provide eligible seniors with fresh, nutritious, unprocessed fruits and vegetables from local farmers…

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson's insurance company to provide $100 million in PPP loans for minority- and women-owned companies

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As an African American nurse anesthetist, I feel uniquely qualified to deliver an important—perhaps even life-saving—message to South Carolina’s African American community about COVID-19.

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In an effort to provide citizens with outdoor locations for physical activity durng the warmer weather, the City of Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department has announced that greenways, open spaces and trails will be open to the public effective immediately. These areas can be visited by …

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To assist in preparing Columbia businesses with re-opening in the near future, SC Help donated 10,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) packages to the City of Columbia! Last Friday, Mayor Steve Benjamin and SC Help handed out FREE PPE packages on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Ric…

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Accidents happen. A fender bender. A collision while playing sports. Or a fall at home. Many types of accidents can cause a bang to the brain. Each year, more than 2 million people in the U.S. visit an emergency room for a traumatic brain injury. Many others experience a blow to the head but…

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May marks National Foster Care Awareness Month and provides an opportunity for the South Carolina Department of Social Services to draw attention to the need for foster parents across the state.

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Rep. Ivory Thigpen, Rep. Kambrell Garvin, Sen. John Scott, and Sen. Mia McLeod, in collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina, Richland School District Two, Building Better Communities, and Richland County School District One, held a press conference Tuesday on the grounds o…

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In an effort to help local leaders contain the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard their citizens against infection from the virus, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is coordinating the nationwide Mayors for Masks initiative with mayors across the U.S., and has already delivered tho…

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Prisma Health will launch community screening for COVID-19 at seven locations across South Carolina, with more sites expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The community testing, done in partnership with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), will reach popula…

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Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on the resumption of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP):

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Richland County Councilwoman Yvonne McBride (District 3), Bishop Eric J. Freeman of The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia, and area neighborhood associations and community members came together to distribute hundreds of masks to the citizens of Richland County.

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On Friday, April 24, 2020, thousands of people gathered at the South Carolina State House to protest the government shutting down the state to combat the Coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of people drove up and down Gervais Street and Main Street, honking their horns to show their displeasure …

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Richland County Councilwoman Yvonne McBride and a Richland County EMS staff member demonstrates how to properly use a mask.

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It’s no secret that money has a significant influence on our lives. While this is frequently made obvious in our daily routines, nothing underscores that sentiment quite like the current crisis. The emergence of COVID-19 has resulted in a societal spike of anxiety and fear, with many America…

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Sufia Giza is a true Renaissance Woman, a Poet, Filmmaker, Yogini and Historian who answered the call of Facebook friends responding to Vegetarian Recipes she shared on her page by publishing an e-book, VEGAN SOULFOOD: FOOD FOR THE SOUL to help provide a Gullah-Geechee Soulfood option for “C…

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The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, but the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and more than 16 million family members and friends serving as their caregivers.