Dr. Michael Mikota named seventh president of Spartanburg Community College

 

Spartanburg Community College has named Dr. Michael Mikota to the position of president, effective July 13. The Spartanburg County Commission for Technical and Community Education selected Dr. Mikota after a…

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Coronavirus outbreak in South Carolina – updated information here

 

Updated May 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm The links provided below will be updated regularly as information becomes available. Keep checking back here for updates. South Carolina Announces Latest COVID-19…

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SC DHEC: SC Cases by County & ZIP Code (COVID-19)

 

The latest confirmed and estimated COVID-19 cases by ZIP code are available here as an interactive display. The estimated cases represent possible cases based on evidence that for every known…

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SCDOT releases initial COVID-19 financial impact projections

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has released its initial projections of the financial impact of COVID-19, indicating a decrease in agency revenues based on expected reductions in gas…

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Trident United Way sets funding record for emergency response with COVID-19

 

$425,000 raised in just two months is more than any other single event in our history In just two months, generous donors to Trident United Way have raised more for…

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Nephron, One Medical partner to offer COVID-19 testing services

 

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in the country, announced a new partnership with One Medical, a leading national digital health and primary care organization that…

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SC Ports welcomes American solar module maker to South Carolina

 

S.C. Ports Authority announced that First Solar, Inc., America’s largest solar manufacturer, has selected Greenville, S.C., for its new distribution hub on the East Coast. Headquartered in Arizona, First Solar…

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One Region releases strategy and guidelines to safely reopen Tri-County area

 

One Region, a collaborative initiative focused on building a stronger, more inclusive regional economy, has released phase one of re|IGNITE, a plan to safely reopen businesses in Berkeley, Charleston and…

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Restaurants are able to open for limited dine-in services Monday, May 11

 

Governor Also Lifts Boating Restrictions Statewide, Effective Immediately Governor Henry McMaster announced that restaurants throughout South Carolina will be allowed to reopen for limited dine-in services beginning on Monday, May…

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Dr. Jermaine Whirl of Greenville Technical College chosen for national presidential fellowship for community college leaders

 

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced that Dr. Jermaine Whirl, vice president for learning and workforce development at Greenville Technical College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the…

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#SupportSupporters through virtual Midlands Gives Day Tuesday, May 5, hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation

 

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ center for philanthropy, is connecting the community virtually to raise critically needed funds for local nonprofits through Midlands Gives, the 18-hour, online giving challenge…

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Charleston Stevedoring Company launches at Port of Charleston

 

Marine Terminals Corporation – East (Ports America), Ceres Marine Terminals Inc. (Ceres), and SSA Atlantic LLC (SSA) announced they have formed a joint venture company to provide container terminal and…

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Gov. Henry McMaster to lift “Work-or-Home” order May 4th

 

Outdoor Dining Service for Restaurants to Start May 4th Governor Henry McMaster announced that the statewide “Work-or-Home” order will be lifted and returned to voluntary status on Monday, May 4th.…

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Hammond Headmaster Chris Angel named 10th Headmaster of Baylor School

 

Chris Angel, headmaster of Hammond School for the past 11 years, has been named headmaster of Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee beginning July 2021. Hammond, an independent school offering students…

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South State commits $600,000 to COVID-19 relief

 

Offers Support for Communities and Small Businesses through SBA Paycheck Protection Program COLUMBIA, SC – South State Bank announced that it will donate $600,000 to the South State Emergency Relief…

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation join forces with Senior Resources to combat food insecurity for vulnerable elders

 

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation have joined together with Senior Resources to provide emergency food assistance beginning now into early summer in…

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R.B.’s Seafood restaurant closes; iconic Shem Creek property sells for $7 million

 

Iconic Shem Creek eatery R.B.’s Seafood Restaurant has closed its doors, and the property at 97 Church St. has been sold to Geyer Capital Management LLC of Atlanta for $7…

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Greenville Technical College and Lander University partner to advance education

 

Greenville Technical College (GTC) and Lander University (LU) have formed a partnership to enhance the transfer of students from GTC to LU. Articulation agreements will allow Greenville Tech students to…

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Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina and Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina announce plans to merge

 

Consolidation will maximize student impact, help both operations leverage relationships Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina and Greenville-based Junior Achievement of Upstate South Carolina have announced their intention to consolidate…

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Gov. Henry McMaster declares new state of emergency to continue state’s response to COVID-19

 

Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-29, which declares a state of emergency throughout the state and allows for the state’s response to COVID-19 – and the ever-evolving challenges the…

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Landmark Supreme Court decision impacts Upstate pollution suit

 

Ruling on Clean Water Act supports Upstate Forever’s case against Kinder Morgan for 2014 diesel spill in Belton The Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark opinion last…

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Adams Products expanding operations in Cherokee County

 

More Than $12.5 Million Investment Creating 31 New Jobs Adams Products, a subsidiary of Oldcastle APG, announced plans to expand operations in Cherokee County. The more than $12.5 million investment…

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SCRA announces six new client companies

 

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announced the recent acceptance of six Client Companies into its entrepreneurial program, SC Launch. Client Companies are provided mentoring and grants and may be eligible for investments from…

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Gov. Henry McMaster creates accelerateSC, a coordinated economic revitalization plan

 

Governor Also Opens Public Beach Access, Limited Retail Businesses Recognizing the impact of COVID-19’s impact to South Carolina’s economy, Governor Henry McMaster today announced the creation of accelerateSC, a coordinated…

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DHEC welcomes Joan Duwve as new Director of Public Health

 

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) welcomed Joan Duwve, M.D., MPH, as the agency’s new Director of Public Health. “Joan brings a wealth of knowledge and…

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Meiden America Switchgear opens in Laurens County

 

Japan-based Meidensha Corporation is opening its new Meiden America Switchgear manufacturing facility in Laurens County. The company, with an investment of $8 million and the creation of 41 new jobs, is expanding…

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How Will COVID-19 Policy Changes Impact Carolinians?

 

South and North Carolina Institutes of Medicine Release Joint Brief on COVID-19 The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has brought much of the world to a halt as increasing infection rates…

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Clemson School of Architecture selects James Stevens as new director

 

James Stevens, AIA, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at Clemson University. He is scheduled to begin his new leadership role on June 1, 2020. Stevens comes…

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UofSC announces extension of remote learning through summer sessions

 

In the interest of maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, the University of South Carolina announced Thursday that it will extend remote learning through the end…

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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan waive cost-sharing for in-network COVID-19 treatment

 

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and its subsidiary BlueChoice HealthPlan announced that effective immediately, the insurers will waive all out-of-pocket costs related to in-network COVID-19 medical treatment for members, through…

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Non-essential businesses in South Carolina to temporarily close 

 

Executive order effective April 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. In response to the announced temporary closure of non-essential businesses in the state, S.C. Commerce has expanded its online resources to…

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Suzanne Austin named College of Charleston next provost

 

College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu has announced the appointment of Suzanne Austin as the College’s next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Austin will succeed Interim Provost and Executive Vice President…

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Gov. Henry McMaster orders non-essential businesses closed throughout SC

 

Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-17, which orders the closure of non-essential businesses, as defined by the executive order, throughout the state in order to combat the spread of the…

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Beaufort Regional Chamber names new President/CEO

 

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the hire of Ian Scott as its new President and CEO. In this role, Mr. Scott will work with the Board of Directors…

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Columbia City Council enacts Stay Home Stay Safe emergency order to be effective Sunday, March 29

 

Columbia City Council has declared an emergency order enacting a Stay Home Stay Safe order, which will become effective on Sunday, March 29 at 12:01 a.m. Ordinance 2020-034 was discussed…

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Innovative ventilator device developed by Prisma Health to quickly increase ventilator capacity for COVID-19 patients

 

Designed by Prisma Health physicians and a software engineer through quick teamwork, 3D printing and collaboration with universities Prisma Health announced that it has received emergency use authorization from the…

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Spoleto Festival USA announces unprecedented cancellation of its 2020 season

 

In compliance with civil authorities and guidelines for health and safety to stop the spread of COVID-19, the annual performing arts festival will not take place. For 43 years, Spoleto…

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City enacts curfew, temporarily closes Falls Park to prevent gatherings

 

On Monday, March 23, the City of Greenville took additional steps designed to protect citizens, urge social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. City Manager John…

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David Zaas, M.D., named chief executive officer for MUSC Health – Charleston Division, chief clinical officer for MUSC Health

 

Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., CEO for MUSC Health and vice president for Health Affairs, University, named David Zaas, M.D., MBA, as the new chief executive officer, MUSC Health – Charleston…

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United Way of the Midlands announces fund to support the Midlands most vulnerable during coronavirus response

 

Funds will aid people at great risk of homelessness and economic hardships  As the nation responds to the coronavirus pandemic, United Way of the Midlands has announced the creation of…

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Michelin North America begins partial production shutdown in response to COVID-19

 

Michelin North America, Inc., will begin a temporary, phased shutdown of some of its tire production facilities in the United States and Canada due to the broad effects of COVID-19. This phased suspension of…

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UofSC announces extension of remote learning for all campuses through spring semester; postponement of May commencement ceremonies

 

The University of South Carolina will extend remote learning for students through the remainder of the spring semester. Students will begin online instruction as previously scheduled, and it will continue…

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South Carolina medical manufacturing firm to release 54,000 COVID-19 tests next week

 

CPT Medical, a surgical pack and kit manufacturing firm based in Greenville, SC, is now shipping COVID-19 testing kits that are available throughout the US. With 54,000 test kits in production…

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SC Ports sees strong volumes, progress at HLT

 

S.C. Ports Authority had a record February for both cargo volumes at oceanside terminals and rail moves at inland ports. S.C. Ports moved 197,214 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) across…

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SC Ports Board approves agreement with Lowe

 

Lowe to entitle portion of Union Pier Terminal for redevelopment South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors approved a professional services agreement with Lowe, the owner of the Wild Dunes…

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The South Carolina State Museum to close temporarily

 

 Taking into consideration guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the State Museum has made the decision to temporarily close to the public in…

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Effectively Communicating in Uncertain Times

 

By Heather Matthews NP Strategy   Silence fuels fear in a crisis, especially when the crisis is changing by the day and is something few people have experienced before.  Over…

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South Carolina medical and nursing boards to issue emergency licenses

 

The SC Board of Medical Examiners and the SC Board of Nursing have procedures in place to temporarily license individuals in times of an emergency. “This is another great tool…

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