Gov. Henry McMaster is directing the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce to end the state’s participation in all federal, pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs, effective June 30, 2021.
Throughout the pandemic milestones have been acknowledged whether they are good or bad. Tuesday, one massive milestone in South Carolina is letting locals look back on how COVID has changed in the last year.
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says anyone receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits have to show proof of being employed, self-employed or had planned employment to continue receiving assistance.
The Beaufort County School District has had one of its most challenging academic years yet and school supervisors say now, they are trying to put together a program that will help students recover from the “pandemic school year”.
The Gullah Geechee Queen Mother was in Savannah on Sunday for her first stop along the coast to talk about the state of the Gullah Geechee Nation. Queen Quet spoke at The Weeping Time memorial to spread awareness of their fight against those she says are building on sacred ground.
Just a few months ago students in the Class of 2021 in Beaufort County were not sure they were going to have a graduation. Next month, students will be lining up on their football fields ready for a big, in-person celebration.
There has been some progress in efforts to improve women’s access to birth control in South Carolina. Senate bill 0628, the “Pharmacy Access Act,” would allow pharmacists to prescribe and dispense contraceptives.
A South Carolina bill aimed at preventing plastic pellets from spilling into local waterways is one step closer to becoming reality as the Senate passed the bill on Friday. It will now head to the House.