Schools faced two challenges last week, with the surge of the omicron variant of COVID-19 and winter weather that forced virtual learning in some local schools.

All eyes are on the weather forecast after last weekend’s storm knocked out power for thousands across the Lakelands, but energy and emergency officials are warming up to the idea of a little snow this weekend.

Small tweaks can make a big difference, and Greenwood County hoped to shore up some of its internal rules Tuesday as county council approved changes to three policies.

COLUMBIA — Months after a newspaper investigation exposed how dozens of political officials across South Carolina get away with refusing to pay their ethics fines, state lawmakers appear to be taking action.

Although the cold kept marchers at bay, nothing was going to stop Greenwood civil groups from gathering to honor the memory and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The South Carolina Legislature returned to work in Columbia for the remainder of its winter session last week, and Lakelands lawmakers already have their sights set on the issues important to them.

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Greenwood County school districts 50 and 51 and Abbeville County School District announced that Tuesday will be an eLearning day for students, with Piedmont Technical College and the South Carolina Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe also going to remote learning that day.

For the most part, people are chill about being chilled.