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Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier.

Tax payments for area governments could be in jeopardy because of business closures from the new coronavirus pandemic. But, most believe they will weather the storm.

Abbeville has its fourth positive COVID-19 case, with another patient at the Abbeville Area Medical Center testing positive as of Tuesday.

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Two employees at Self Regional Medical Center have tested positive for COVID-19 and the hospital has taken steps to prevent others from getting sick.


In an order shuttering specified non-essential businesses at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Gov. Henry McMaster listed out a number of business types in three categories: entertainment venues and facilities; recreational and athletic facilities and activities; and close-contact service providers.


South Carolina now has more than 1,000 reported cases of the new coronavirus, a fast-spreading respiratory illness that has killed thousands worldwide.

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the 59th Troop Command, South Carolina National Guard, and U.S. Air National Guard Airmen with the 169th Logistics Readiness Squadron, South Carolina National Guard, load personal protective equipment and other supplies March 20, 2020 to be transported …

South Carolina’s National Guard members have been called into action to help combat the spread of COVID-19 after Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order this past week.

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While some states are under stay-at-home orders and are having businesses forced to close in response to the coronavirus, nearly every day in Greenwood there’s a crowd of cars parked outside the Lowe’s home improvement store.


Administrators at Erskine College had hoped students could return to Due West, enjoy spring days in hammocks on the mall, resume in-person classes and finish the year by celebrating another graduating class.

Before filing closed at noon Monday, more than 1,000 candidates statewide put their names in to run for office. Here are those who filed to seek a partisan seat in the Lakelands: