South Carolina reported nearly 1,300 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, the most new daily cases reported since Sept. 4.
Fleming Smith covers crime and public safety for the Charleston area. A native Georgian, she previously covered breaking news and features for The Wall Street Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Charleston County deputies are investigating a body found Wednesday morning in a creek on Johns Island.
South Carolina reported more than 660 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday.
South Carolina reported fewer than 550 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday.
In a year of social unrest, voters in Charleston and Berkeley counties will soon decide whether the region needs a new top prosecutor.
South Carolina neared 3,500 confirmed deaths of the coronavirus on Sunday, with more than 157,000 total cases of the virus reported by state health authorities.
Flooding was more noticeable and prevalent in downtown Charleston on Sunday after the morning high tide topped 8 feet, the point at which major flooding in the city begins.
South Carolina continued to inch towards 150,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, as hospitalizations for the virus slightly increased.
South Carolina neared 150,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Monday, with a high percentage of those tested receiving a positive result.
South Carolina surpassed 1.5 million coronavirus tests in Sunday's report from state health officials.