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Five COVID cases at Columbus jail as county total hits 1,442; Loris count at 600

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 continues to impact the region, with two notable milestones in the Loris and Green Sea Zip Codes Monday, the Columbus County Health Department reporting fewer new cases as the total steadily climbs.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus coronavirus total at 1,442; 5 cases at…

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Horry’s COVID case count tops 10K, again; slower climb in CC

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID cases continue to climb in area counties, 35 more confirmed in Columbus, with a confusing picture painted by the numbers for Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Horry’s COVID case count tops 10K, again Columbus records 13 COVD cases since Thursday Horry’s COVID case count…

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Anonymous post cards a call to arms on LPD funding

By JENN CAUSEY tribjenn@tabor-loris.com      Loris residents have been called to speak out and speak up for the Loris Police Department on a budget proposal to cut two officers from the force.      Mailed and unsigned post cards delivered to city residents Friday urged residents to attend City County meetings, starting with this Monday’s scheduled first-Monday gathering,…

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County government e-mail server is down

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Power was deliberately cut to an equipment room at Columbus County’s 911 center Thursday as part of a generator replacement project, with the unintended impact of taking county government’s email service off-line.      “They were switching a generator at the 911 Center and somehow it was tied to IT (Information Technology),” County…

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Another 35 new COVID cases for Columbus as Horry numbers remain murky

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID cases continue to climb in area counties, 35 more confirmed in Columbus, with a confusing picture painted by the numbers for Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports 35 COVD cases since Monday New Horry COVID deaths though data remains unclear Columbus reports 35…

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COVID: Phase 3 in NC Friday; CC tops 1,000 cases; Horry numbers confuse

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      North Carolina will move cautiously into Phase 3 of the coronavirus pandemic reopening as COVID numbers pass 10,000 cases in Columbus County, and the counting gets confusing for Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: NC moves to Phase 3 Friday Columbus tops 1,400 COVD cases DHEC…

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COVID death confirmed in Columbus, new area cases counted

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another COVID-19 death confirmed by the Columbus County Health Department comes as the rate of new cases in Horry County shows signs of decline, at least on Monday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus records 57th COVID death Just eight new Horry infections Columbus confirms 57th…

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Another COVID death in Columbus, Horry tops 10K cases

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Grim milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic have been crossed in the area this weekend, with a 57th coronavirus death reported for Columbus County Saturday, Horry’s case total passing the 10,000 mark Sunday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus records 57th COVID death Horry passes 10,000 coronavirus…

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Two new COVID deaths in Columbus, another in Horry as cases climb

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two more Columbus County residents have been taken by COVID-19, another in Horry, as confirmed cases continue to climb in both areas.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports two new COVID deaths, 32 cases Horry resident succumbs to coronavirus, more infections Columbus reports two new…

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