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SC Lede: Ticked Off

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An infestation of Asian longhorned ticks was recently discovered on a farm in York County, according to state health and livestock officials. Asian longhorned ticks have been found on pets, livestock, wildlife, and people. The female ticks can lay eggs and reproduce without mating. Compared with well-known native ticks (such as the blacklegged tick, lone star tick and American dog tick), the Asian longhorned tick appears to be less attracted to human skin.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 12, 2022: a recap of recent 2024 campaign movements by two South Carolina lawmakers; a look at Black generational wealth in one Rock Hill, SC neighborhood; information about the invasive species of Asian longhorned ticks recently found in the Palmetto State; and more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.