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School board needs to follow all of the law

 The Murdaugh murders and the rampant spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant have dominated local news coverage over the past several months. Other stories that might normally garner attention have been squeezed off news pages, forced to take a back seat.  The Charleston Post and Courier has answered with a concerted, investigative effort aimed primarily… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Health

COVID-19 deaths rising

 At least 7 die of COVID in Beaufort County over 3 days   By Mike McCombs  Monday’s COVID-19 numbers released by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (S.C. DHEC) continued to trend badly for Beaufort County.  The numbers are always delayed by two days, but in the previous three days, officials reported seven COVID-19 deaths… Keep Reading

Health

Beaufort Memorial to provide 3rd doses to immunocompromised

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be offered by appointment at Port Royal Vaccine Clinic From staff reports  Beginning the week of August 30, Beaufort Memorial’s Port Royal Vaccine Clinic will begin offering third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised patients as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The clinic will expand… Keep Reading

News

County Council establishes committee to address COVID

From staff reports Beaufort County Chairman Joseph Passiment announced a special committee to address COVID-19 during the Monday, Aug. 23, County Council meeting. “This committee will focus on the safety of our employees,” Chairman Passiment said in a release. “We must ensure that Beaufort County is well run and that the employees and citizens entering… Keep Reading

Education/Schools

JPII, St. Peter’s, TCL, USC Beaufort requiring masks

From staff reports While the Beaufort County School District has devoted the better part of three board meetings over the past two weeks debating whether or not to enact a mask mandate, the county’s Catholic schools, as well as the county’s two colleges, have moved forward with mask requirements. The county’s four Catholic schools —… Keep Reading

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