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Here are this week’s nominees from Midlands-area high school boys and girls basketball. Vote now, vote often.

Unvaccinated teachers exposed to the virus but who don’t show symptoms won’t be required to quarantine when a school is experiencing a “critical staffing shortage.”

“The words and thoughts in this altered message are disturbing, deeply hurtful and are not indicative of our city,” Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark said in a statement.

The actor and stand-up comedian will be in town April 8.

The Gamecocks are in a tough spot. Frank Martin said the team “had a truth-telling session” as part of Sunday’s practice.

“Majority rule works everywhere else. The same rule must apply in the United States Senate,” Leon Russell, the chairman of the NAACP National Board of the Directors, said about the filibuster.

The Greenville area reported between 4-8 inches of snow Sunday. The region is still digging itself out.

Beamer and another SEC coach are co-winners of the award given to the most outstanding first-year head coach in college football.

The annual high school basketball showcase featured some of the top teams and talent from around South Carolina.


OPINION: Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg‘s message of unity makes him the best choice among the Democratic candidates. South Carolinians should vote for him in Saturday’s presidential primary.

Authorities named Phillip Adams as the suspect and say he killed himself while surrounded by police after a manhunt. He was a star at Rock Hill High School.

Republican AG Alan Wilson said he had no idea the group tied to the Republican Attorneys General Association urged “patriots” to push Congress to “stop the steal” before the deadly rally.

Anyone who sees the missing girl, or has information about her, is asked to call 911 immediately.

Brain fog. Fatigue. Lung damage. COVID-19 survivors across South Carolina are still dealing with frightening complications. “Is this my new normal? I’m terrified.”

Gov. Henry McMaster’s staff has been “manipulative’’ during the COVID 19 crisis, state epidemiologist Linda Bell says. She’s pledging to speak up more because of the coronavirus threat.

Open carry makes it harder for law enforcement to determine who may or may not have just committed a crime, or who is and who is not a threat in any given situation.

Andrew Yang has “fantastic ideas,” comedian Dave Chappelle told a near sold-out crowd at Township Auditorium in Columbia.