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Dr. Bell encouraged by falling coronavirus numbers, warns against complacency. The state’s top epidemiologist, Dr. Linda Bell said she’s encouraged by the falling numbers, but warned The Post and Courier: “We want to enforce that we are still in the throes of responding to a pandemic, and we all still remain at risk.” Source: P&C

State and federal government reach $600 million plutonium removal settlement. The state and the U.S. Department of Energy signed a $600 million settlement over the storage of plutonium at the the Savannah River Site near Aiken. The government will have until 2037 to remove the remaining plutonium. Source: NYT

Mount Pleasant to vote on new mask ordinance. On Tuesday, Mount Pleasant Town Council will vote on a new, tighter mask regulations, including making the penalty for not wearing a mask a misdemeanor. Source: WCSC

South Carolina facing eviction tsunami.” Experts are concerned about possibly record breaking numbers of evictions in early September. Advocates say it could be bigger than the 2008-2009 recession. Source: Greenville News