U.S. Census Bureau

S.C. has one of worst census response rates in the country. Time is running out for census with just 78 percent of South Carolina households counted. An undercount would take millions of dollars of funding from the state. The count ends Sept. 30. Source: P&C

State to start broadband expansion. More than $50 million worth of broadband projects across the state will begin this month, funded by the CARES Act. The projects will merely scratch the surface of what the state needs. Source: The State

Four new schools opening with capped capacity. Charleston County School District is opening four new schools, including the new Lucy Beckham High School in Mount Pleasant, to fewer students due to the pandemic. Source: WCSC

Labor day has come and gone, but watermelons are here to stay. South Carolina’s steamy climate means that watermelon farmers will keep harvesting until the first fall frost. Source: P&C