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Lawmakers vote in favor of reforming Santee Cooper utility

In the House Tuesday, lawmakers took another step toward the future of Santee Cooper. According to House Speaker Jay Lucas, representatives voted in favor of significantly reforming the state-owned utility now, with the goal of selling it in the future.

DHEC provides update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the state

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says there have been 277,258 vaccine doses administered in the state so far. While the focus has been on the vaccine and ways to get it to people more efficiently, Dr. Brannon Traxler says the vaccine is not the end of the fight against COVID-19.

SC lawmakers could discuss Heartbeat Bill this week

The South Carolina House and Senate are expected to discuss some contentious bills this week. The Senate could debate a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state, but lawmakers could delay considering that legislation.

DHEC to set up call line dedicated to scheduling vaccine appointments

Starting next week, there will be some new resources available for those wanting to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Interim Director Dr. Brannon Traxler announced a vaccine call line will be set up with about 100 operators working only on vaccine scheduling.

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