COVID-19

Delta variant forcing districts to find new ways to assess learning.           At this point last year, we hoped we'd be on the other side of COVID-19. Instead, the combination of the Delta variant and back-to-school means educators and administrators are finding themselves in a state of flux....
Education in the Time of COVID.   We have now been in school a little over a month (August 17, the start of school, to September 20, the time of this article) and we have been affected by COVID. Of course, this is nothing new since we have dealt with COVID since 2020; however, this year is...
The School District Board of Trustees will be asked Monday night to sign onto a statement allowing for mandatory masks in schools.     This is due to the continuing threat of COVID-19. So far this school year, Covid has infected 368 students and staff, and has quarantined 1,027 students and staff...
Covid Recovery: South Carolina is nation's 3rd Slowest.       With the unemployment rate at 5.2% and around 53% of the population fully vaccinated, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released updated rankings for the States That Are Recovering the Quickest From COVID-19, To identify the...
House Democratic Caucus Calls for Emergency Session to Repeal Mask Proviso.     COLUMBIA – The South Carolina House Democratic Caucus is calling for Governor Henry McMaster to convene an emergency session of the General Assembly to repeal Proviso 1.108 in the 2021-2022 Appropriations Bill. “Local...
A councilman is organized a vaccine-mandate protest at Self Hospital in Greenwood.   Laurens County Council member Luke Rankin said it is a violation of personal liberty for the hospital to require its employees to be Covid vaccinated. "We are watching our freedoms erode away," Rankin said. He said...
President Biden talks about the new battle -- against the Delta Variant of COVID-19, an infection that already is responsible for the deaths of 614,000 Americans, in a 2-year pandemic.
The $13M Question: County considers how to 6M now (and Torrington Ventures).     The Laurens County Council plans to meet as a Committee of the Whole, rather than with just the finance committee, to discuss how to spend $13 million in Biden Administration COVID-19 relief money. The money must be...
Thornwell Launches Daily “Grab-N-Go” Meal Pickups During Summer     Program available to Laurens County children ages 18 and under.     Thornwell, a non-profit organization committed to serving children and families in need across Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, has announced the return of...
COVID-19 Reports: Habits, Social Security, Joblessness.            Your Age as the Telltale Sign of Habits     Washington, D.C. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When it comes to our habits during COVID-19 – and whether those habits will stick after the pandemic - it turns out that one’s age can tell us quite a...

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