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Have you gotten your COVID vaccinations yet? There are 2 shots that are safe and effective. Make sure you get both of your shots from the same company to maximize protection. #vaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot

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The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will participate in the National Covid-19 Day of Remembrance on March 21 and will partner with Walgreens to administer Covid-19 vaccinations for eligible groups.

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Start fighting back! Get your COVID-19 vaccination when it’s available. You can find out when it’s your turn at https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine.  #vaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot

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Help is on the way! We now have safe, two-part COVID-19 vaccines! Protect yourself and others—get both rounds when they’re available! #vaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot

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The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), will provide free COVID-19 tests for passengers of the bus system beginning today.

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South Carolina State University is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the university and Orangeburg community. Testing will be available every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. …

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The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have launched an emergency respite care fund for the family caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. The program, Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, will provide non-medical, no-cost, professional…

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As part of our series on South Carolina’s HBCUs and how they responded to the Coronavirus outbreak, we interviewed Dr. W. Franklin Evans, president of Voorhees College. Dr. Evans was also one of the few college presidents nationwide with first-hand experience with the Coronavirus.

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This is a collection of Minority Owned Business Spotlight sponsored by MBDA.  Each Month the MBDA Center will highlight a minority own business in the Carolina Panorama to encourage business economic for the companies.

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During the 2019-20 school year, Ridge View High School seniors, Bernard McIlnay and John Walker earned the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma. Ayjah Johnson, Elizabeth Keels and Grace Miller earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™. Johnson will attend Western Carolina Univers…

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Benedict College and CVS Health today announced the launch of rapid COVID-19 testing on the College’s Columbia campus. CVS Pharmacists and pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation, which will be available at no cost to patients.

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MUSC Health continues to expand COVID-19 testing availability to reach rural and underserved communities across the state through mobile testing and collection sites. These sites are free to patients and do not require an appointment.

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As part of our series on how South Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and Universities deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, this week we are publishing our interview with Dr Leroy Staggers, President of Morris College in Sumter, SC.

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In an effort to support the health and safety of residents of the Lower Richland area, Richland County Recreation Commission Commissioner Dr. Jermaine Johnson and South Carolina State Representative Wendy Brawley will host a free COVID-19 testing event on Saturday, July 25th from 8:00 AM to …

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Benedict College announced that it is canceling plans for the school’s in-person homecoming events amid the ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The College’s weeklong homecoming festivities were slated for October 11 – 18, 2020, and typically bring more than 10,000 supporters an…

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The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has made the very difficult decision to extend the suspension of all sporting and championship events through the Fall of 2020. The announced was made on Thursday afternoon on June 9, 2020. Benedict College supports the SIAC' s decision…

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Columbia City Council passed a mask ordinance on Tuesday June 23, 2020. It will go into effect on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 6 a.m. It requires everyone to wear masks in public whenever they are out in public within the city limits.

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A free drive-through COVID-19 testing event was held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Benedict College's Charlie W. Johnson Football Stadium. Hundreds of people lined up outside the stadium to get tested, while Benedict students inside the stadium assembled medical supply bags to be given out. Do…

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In the heart of downtown Orangeburg, SC, Thee Matriarch Bed & Breakfast welcomes guests from all over with its charm and southern hospitality. Innkeepers Chef Fred and Rachelle Jamerson Holmes manage the 100 year-old home, offering lodging, event spaces, and full service catering. With 1…

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Claflin University’s Dr. Gloria S. McCutcheon, chair and professor of biology, was presented the 2019 S.C. Environmental Awareness Award on Thursday, May 28. She is the first professor from a historically black college and university to receive this award.