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Teachers and some state leaders say the state’s schools are bearing the brunt of the latest wave of COVID-19 that is infecting South Carolina. Classes and schools are going virtual again. Teachers are quitting. And those who remain are dealing with the fallout. School nurses are pleading with anyone who will listen that they are overwhelmed. In another angle to the story, a lawsuit was filed against Charleston County School District on its mask mandate. Meanwhile, Pfizer is saying its shot is safe for children 5-11.

More: AP/New York Post, Anderson Independent Mail, The Post and Courier, The State

In other headlines:

Flash flooding likely through Wednesday in S.C. The Lowcountry could see 2 to 6 inches of rain through today, and that’s leading experts to warn of a flash flooding possibility through Wednesday. More: The Post and Courier

S.C. municipalities face threats from cyberattacks. Cities and towns in South Carolina are facing an increased onslaught of attacks that have shut some of them down as criminals demand monetary payment for a return of services. More: WBTW

New book explores the true tastes of South Carolina. Don’t look in Taste the State: South Carolina’s Signature Foods, Recipes, & Their Stories for a recipe for fried chicken. That’s not really a South Carolina food, the authors say. More: The Greenville News

S.C. real estate begins cooling after busy pandemic. A report from South Carolina Realtors’ Association shows a 0.2% drop in home sales from August 2020 to August 2021. While it’s not a big drop, real estate experts say there is a cooling down happening, although part of that is that home sales typically cool after summer. Inventory of homes listed has also dropped by 42%. More: WYFF

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