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In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, then-Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Gary L. Thomas, deputy on Aug. 8, 2016. Thomas, now the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after he and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were in a Pentagon meeting with a Coast Guard leader who was infected with the virus.  (Lance Cpl. Paul A. Ochoa/Marine Corps via AP)

Marine general has COVID after Pentagon meeting

Oct. 7, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after he and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were in a Pentagon meeting with a Coast Guard leader who was infected with the virus. The Marine Corps said Wednesday that Gen. Gary L. Thomas...

Marines say No. 2 officer has tested positive for coronavirus, days after attending meeting with top military leaders

Oct. 7, 2020 7:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marines say No. 2 officer has tested positive for coronavirus, days after attending meeting with top military leaders.
Republican challenger and state Rep. Nancy Mace and Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham greet each other prior to their debate, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at the SCETV studios in Beaufort, S.C., in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat race. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)

Cunningham, Mace hit same themes at SC 1st District debate

Oct. 6, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

In their second and final planned debate for the 1st Congressional District seat in South Carolina, the surprise Democratic incumbent and his Republican challenger continued Tuesday to hit on the same themes of missing votes and the future of the Marine base on Parris Island. The attacks were still there, but a...

Female Marines go through one of the obstacles in the so-called confidence course at Parris Island Recruit Depot, S.,C., on May 27, 2020, that is designed to make them face their fears and gain confidence.  In ways big and small, the virus is impacting training at the Marine Corps' Parris Island Recruit Depot and across the military.  (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)

South Carolina governor promises to keep Parris Island open

Oct. 1, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor promised on Thursday to do whatever the Marines need to keep open the training base at Parris Island after a top military official floated the idea of closing the base and building a new one elsewhere that would allow it to easily begin training men and women...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 30, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 28 The Times and Democrat on violence against women: For a society that professes to celebrate women, disturbing realities remain. A national survey in 2019 concluded that one in 16 U.S. women say their first sexual experience was forced or coerced...