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Beaufort County will open school year virtually Sept. 8

From staff reports The Beaufort County School District will temporarily adopt a full-virtual educational model to teach its 22,000 students when school reopens on Sept. 8, Superintendent Frank Rodriguez announced Tuesday night at a Board of Education meeting. “Having reviewed DHEC metrics for the past six weeks, we see COVID-19 conditions simply are not improving… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Health/News

Governor to allow dine-in restaurant services starting Monday, May 11

From staff reports Governor Henry McMaster on Friday announced that restaurants throughout South Carolina will be allowed to reopen for limited dine-in services beginning on Monday, May 11. Additionally, Governor McMaster announced that he has lifted all boating restrictions, as defined by Executive Order 2020-25, effective immediately. All laws and regulations concerning the safe operation… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Health/News

SC DHEC reports 165 more coronavirus cases; McMaster moves closer to re-opening beaches, stores

By Mike McCombs The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) on Saturday announced 165 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 3 additional deaths as Governor Henry McMaster moved closer to re-opening the state’s beaches and waterways and many retail businesses. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Voices

Parris Island is the elephant in the room

By Mike McCombs Monday was an anomaly over the past month and a half – there were no new cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus reported for Beaufort County by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The beat picked back up Tuesday with four more new cases. I would argue the beat… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/News

Beaufort City Council directs residents to stay at home

By Mindy Lucas Beaufort’s city leaders want you to stay home as much as possible. So much so, that on Monday, April 6, city council members passed an emergency ordinance directing residents to shelter in place despite having no authority to make residents stay at home. While council members acknowledged they could not make people… Keep Reading