Entries by Bailey Avent

RIA Approves Grants for Enhancing Water, Sewer and Stormwater Infrastructure

The S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved grant assistance for 34 projects, totaling more than $14.5 million, to strengthen water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure. This brings the total funds awarded this fiscal year to $25.7 million.   Access to adequate water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure is key to supporting South Carolina’s quality of life, […]

McLeod Health and SC DHEC Offering FREE COVID-19 Testing Clinic For Business and Industry Employees

McLeod Health, in partnership with South Carolina DHEC, will offer a FREE COVID-19 Testing Clinic for business and industry employees on Thursday, May 21. The testing clinic is open to individuals with or without symptoms of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Testing Clinic will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at McLeod Occupational Health Commerce […]

Pepsi of Florence, Carolina Canners to Donate 1,000 Two-Liter Bottles to McLeod Health

by Matthew Christian A production cooperative that includes Pepsi of Florence will donate more than 1,200 two-liter bottles to local hospitals to be made into face shields to protect critical hospital employees. McLeod Health asked for the donation after learning of a prototype donated to Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville. A nurse practitioner […]

FMU’s Business School Earns International Accreditation

From Staff Reports AACSB International, the world’s premier accrediting agency for college and university business programs, has extended the accreditation for the Francis Marion University School of Business through 2024. The extension means that the FMU School of Business once again has met Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International’s high standards. Schools […]

Darlington to Host NASCAR Race Weekend of May 17

by Scott Chancey NASCAR’s season will resume the weekend of May 17 at Darlington Raceway without fans, although some details are pending, according to sources. It’s uncertain whether just the NASCAR Cup series race will run or if it will be a full weekend that includes the Xfinity Series. According to sources, NASCAR teams need […]