Tropical Storm Josephine weakens slightly in Atlantic Ocean

Josephine is just barely holding on to its tropical storm status as it moves over the Atlantic Ocean as the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.
  • COVID-19 Updates

  Chicken wings test positive for coronavirus in China

Health officials tested people who came in contact with the product, and all results were negative. Officials did not say the brand of the chicken product.


Lawsuits claim several girls were sexually assaulted, beaten inside DJJ facility in the Midlands

79-year-old man arrested for possessing, distributing child sexual abuse material

  Students return to classrooms at Lexington Three for optional orientation week

Man dies in crash near Fort Jackson, officials say

  SC announces 907 new COVID-19 cases, 35 more deaths Thursday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 103,051 and confirmed deaths to 2,089.
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Missouri police captain helps bring doghouse to puppy

A police captain helped a little Missouri girl get a doghouse for her puppy.

Huger Street reopened, gas line repaired

Sen. Graham says Orangeburg medical manufacturer is ultimate ‘Made in America’ story

Man killed in early-morning shooting in Columbia

Gov. McMaster to deliver PPE supplies to school districts

  Kershaw County Council votes against enforcing face mask mandate

  Lawmakers, public health officials set goal to increase COVID-19 testing in SC

  As bills mount, daughter of veteran frustrated with state VA nursing home system

  Experts say SC COVID-19 cases may be on decline, but school starting could set us back

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  Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate

Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate over the next three months.


SoCon postpones fall conference competition

Sankey remains comfortable with SEC medical experts’ assessment on moving forward with football season

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued a statement via Twitter following the announcements by the Big Ten and Pac-12 to postpone football until the spring.


Richland One extends deadline to submit online meal surveys

  ‘Wearing face masks works’ DHEC says as it announces 712 new COVID-19 cases, 45 more deaths in SC

  Irmo family gives back to charity through annual lemonade stand

Columbia Animal Services to host ‘Clear the Shelters’ adoption event on Friday

2.9 magnitude among eight aftershocks reported since major earthquake in N.C.

A 2.9 magnitude earthquake has been the strongest of eight aftershocks reported since Sunday’s 5.1 near Sparta, North Carolina.
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  US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

The figures show that the crisis continues to throw people out of work just as the expiration of an extra $600 a week in federal jobless benefits has deepened the hardship for many — and posed another threat to the U.S. economy.

70 school districts to receive $10 million in PPE, SC governor says

ESPN wins Sports Emmy for ‘Hilinski’s Hope’ documentary

Drive-in movie series coming to River Bluff High School parking lot

Jamaican national sentenced for helping to swindle S.C. seniors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars