South Carolina launching 'healthy outcomes' initiative

...president of Orangeburg's hospital, which is partnering with health clinics throughout Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun counties.The state's Medicaid agency gave each of the roughly 60 hospitals in South Carolina a target number of uninsured...

Advocates vie for prized land for nature preserve

...conservation easements and land purchases. The targeted land stretches through Richland, Sumter, Kershaw, Lexington and Calhoun counties. About half of it is in a floodplain, and much of it is surrounded by fast-growing development. For instance...

Cancer victim needs blood

...trying to get enough blood to help my sister and others suffering." The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties is sending its bloodmobile to the church in North Augusta at the family's request, said public relations director...

Pools' water quality monitored

...That department checks 160 pools in a region that includes Aiken, Orangeburg, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell and Calhoun counties. Reach Preston Sparks at (803) 648-1395, ext. 110, or preston.sparks@augustachronicle.com. POOL HOURS...

Legislature gives voice to seniors

...Orangeburg counties. One representative and one alternate will be chosen from Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg and Calhoun counties. For more information, contact Mary Beth Fields at (803) 649-7981. The deadline to apply is Feb. 9.

Agency searches for foster parents

...behavioral and emotional disorders in Region III, which includes Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Dorchester and Calhoun counties. Of those, 56 are from Aiken County. Cynthia Gilliard, Children's Services Supervisor for Region III, says...

Across Georgia

...Georgia's most impoverished counties. The public-private partnership led by the Southwest Georgia Chamber of Commerce is launching a $17 million project to build 30 houses each in Randolph, Stewart, Clay, Quitman and Calhoun counties.

Hodges creates task force to study voting

...Mark Kelley, a Myrtle Beach Republican; and the directors of elections commissions in Spartanburg, Sumter and Calhoun counties. Reach Margaret N. O'Shea at (803) 279-6895.

Across the area

...South Carolina Department of Transportation is asking residents of Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties to review and comment on the draft of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. The program, which includes...

After dry winter, South Carolina farmers hope for rain as planting season nears

...winter, a crucial time for replenishing groundwater, said Charles Davis, the extension agent for Orangeburg and Calhoun counties.The National Weather Service forecast indicates the next chance of rain in the state is a slight chance next Wednesday...