SC reports 1,079 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more deaths Friday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 26,486 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 5.7%.
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  By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief, stimulus checks bill

It’s widely expected the Senate will approve the bill and the House will whisk it to Biden for his signature by mid-March, handing him a crucial early legislative victory.

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Man charged with attempted murder after north Columbia stabbing

  SC reports 819 new COVID-19 cases, 38 more deaths Thursday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 21,020 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 5.5%.
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  Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

Unemployment fell from 6.3% to 6.2%, the Labor Department reported Friday. That is down dramatically from 14.8% last April.

DHEC employee stabbed at ‘off-campus’ location

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Sheriff: SC house guest leaves home in nightmarish condition with feces, urine on walls

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office: Suspect sought in assault

Woman found safe after leaving Lexington assisted-living home

  Group of SC veterans wants medical marijuana bill passed

Authorities audit over 2,800 unemployment claims for fraud in SC

  DHEC: More than 100 independent pharmacies added as vaccine providers

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  Minimum wage hike falls short as Senate debates virus relief, stimulus checks bill

Eight Democrats voted against the proposal, suggesting that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and other progressives vowing to continue the fight in coming months will face a difficult fight.

SPORTS

SC State announces spring football schedule

Moody leads No. 12 Arkansas past South Carolina 101-73

AJ Lawson led South Carolina with 18 points.

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  Lexington man arrested for stealing more than 80 catalytic converters

On March 2, deputies responded to the suspicious vehicle and found Crummie near the truck and the trailer.
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  Guatemala woman, 23, is among 13 killed in California crash

The California Highway Patrol says nine migrants in an SUV packed with 25 people that drove through an opening in a border wall suffered major injuries after their vehicle slammed into a tractor-trailer and killed 13 others inside.

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South Carolina superintendent against trans sports ban bill

94-year-old woman still works as crossing guard at Upstate high school