How serious are you about avoiding the coronavirus?

By Richard C. Culyer III Yes, I know you will likely give a positive answer to the question. But are you serious enough to take the necessary steps for you and yours? Read on and decide. First, let’s make some safe assumptions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the coronavirus may be with us through July or August. In other words, we are not talking about a short-term change in lifestyles. Second,...

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McMaster orders ‘non-essential’ businesses closed

By Bobby Bryant Editor editor@newsandpress.net Darlington County residents will be saying goodbye to nightclubs, Bingo halls, commercial gyms, spas, swimming pools, barber shops, hair salons, tanning salons and tattoo parlors for a while under a new order from S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster. McMaster, in another executive order intended to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, on March 31 ordered the closing of all “non-essential...

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Family violence and COVID-19

As our country continues to fight the pandemic known as COVID-19, families everywhere are making adjustments to assimilate work and education into their households. Isolation and containment cannot be avoided; these measures are necessary in keeping our elderly and those with underlying health conditions safe and for reducing the spread of the virus. However, even those not at a serious health risk are now facing overwhelming...

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Schedule for school district’s free meals
Apr07

Schedule for school district’s free meals

The Darlington County School District (DCSD) has changed their “grab-and-go” food program for students to twice a week, while still providing a full week’s worth of nutritional breakfast and lunch meals. The meals are available for pickup at locations across the county while county schools are closed because of the coronavirus threat. Any child 18 or younger can get drive-through, “grab-and-go” meal bags at more than 30 locations on...

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Pets of the Week
Apr07

Pets of the Week

Big boy! Big love! It’s hard to not notice strappingly handsome bully boy Zeke! This super- friendly, outgoing fella is ready to go and do and he’s equally as happy getting on with his day with humans and or other dogs. As big and brawny as he is, it was wonderful to see how gentle he was with the other dogs on our outing. Totally comfortable with them and they with him, we saw a lot of smiling faces and wagging tails as...

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Personalized meds may be the future of healthcare
Mar31

Personalized meds may be the future of healthcare

When a person feels ill, his or her doctor may assess any symptoms and then prescribe a particular medication to treat or alleviate those symptoms. Doctors prescribe medications hoping to treat sickness, but sometimes prescriptions fall short, leaving some to wonder if prescription medications could be customized more for individual needs? The science is already here. Making specialized drugs is not a new concept. Prior to the rise of...

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