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Court allows S.C. to enforce more restrictive abortion law

A law restricting abortions in South Carolina after six weeks of pregnancy can take effect immediately in the state, a federal court ruled Monday.The U.S. District Court in South Carolina lifted its … more

S.C. lawmakers to consider $53M in vetoed local projects

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina General Assembly is returning to Columbia today to consider nearly $53 million in local projects that Gov. Henry McMaster wants out of the $13.8 billion state budget. All the money went toward items put in by … more

S.C. Republicans set to further restrict abortion post Roe

After the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, lawmakers are poised to further restrict abortion rights in Republican-controlled South Carolina - which is not one of the 13 states with "trigger laws" banning abortion. Shortly after … more

S.C. Democrat seeks age limit for 'geriatric' politicians

CHARLESTON - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Cunningham is proposing an age limit for South Carolina politicians - a cap that would cut off the 75-year-old incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster - and making a veiled argument that even fellow Democrats … more

20 S.C. airports to share nearly $19M in FAA grants

CHARLESTON (AP) - Twenty airports in South Carolina will receive a share of nearly $19 million in federal grants to help pay for terminal upgrades, runway repairs and other improvement projects. More than two-thirds of the money will go to the … more

Turnout down for South Carolina's 2022 primaries

COLUMBIA (AP) - About the same number of people voted in this year's South Carolina Republican primary as voted in the last midterm primary in 2018. But Democrats had about 60,000 fewer voters in their primary this year, according to state Election … more

Trump weighs another run as GOP rivals eye own campaigns

NASHVILLE (AP) - As religious conservatives gathered this week at a sprawling resort near the Grand Ole Opry House, Nikki Haley pressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" crowd to look to the future. "It's up to us to deliver a … more

Top S.C. judge wants to revoke Alex Murdaugh's law license

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court wants to revoke the law license of attorney Alex Murdaugh, saying there is overwhelming evidence he stole millions of dollars from his clients … more

S.C. Senate calls for amendments to restrain federal spending

The South Carolina Senate approved a proposal on Wednesday calling for the convention of states to pass constitutional amendments that restrain the federal government's power — but the state … more

Bruce, Matthews advance to U.S. Senate Democratic runoff for Rep. Sen. Scott's seat

COLUMBIA (AP) - Author and preservationist Catherine Fleming Bruce and state Rep. Krystle Matthews have advanced to a runoff for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. The winner of the June 28 vote will face Republican incumbent Tim Scott in … more

S.C. lawmakers pass $13.8B budget with large tax rebates, cuts

COLUMBIA - A $13.8 billion budget that sends hundreds of dollars of rebates to many South Carolina taxpayers and also cuts cuts their income tax rates is on its way to Gov. Henry McMaster's desk. The House and Senate each passed a compromise … more

Rice loses House seat after vote to impeach Trump; Mace holds on

CHARLESTON (AP) - U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has been ousted from Congress in his Republican primary after voting to impeach Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 insurrection. He is the first of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump … more

Lawmakers pass $13.8B S.C. budget with large tax rebates, cuts

COLUMBIA (AP) — A $13.8 billion budget that sends hundreds of dollars of rebates to many South Carolina taxpayers and also cuts cuts their income tax rates is on its way to Gov Henry McMaster's … more

No charges for officers in fatal South Carolina shooting

COLUMBIA (AP) — A prosecutor in South Carolina decided Tuesday not to charge two police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black man who lunged at them with a broken piece of wood from a chair … more

Abortion foes, accustomed to small wins, ready for a big one

COLUMBIA - For tens of millions of Americans who see abortion as wrong, it's gone this way for a half-century: One woman swayed to reconsider as dozens of others follow through. One clinic's doors closed only to see desperate patients go elsewhere. … more

McMaster, Cunningham win SC governor primaries; to face off in November

COLUMBIA — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his … more

South Carolina AG Alan Wilson wins Republican nomination, likely 4th term

Attorney General Alan Wilson has likely won a fourth term in office after defeating attorney Lauren Martel in the Republican primary. No Democrats have entered the race Martel had said Wilson … more

South Carolina Secretary of State Hammond wins GOP primary; to face Butler

Secretary of State Mark Hammond won the Republican primary Tuesday by defeating Keith Blanford, who wanted to take the role of overseeing elections away from a board appointed by the governor and … more

Gov. McMaster renominated as South Carolina Democrats vie to oppose him

COLUMBIA — Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster won his party's nomination for a second full term Tuesday, while five Democratic gubernatorial candidates were vying for their party's … more

Sumter native Clyburn wins crowded SC Democratic primary ballot; Maness makes runoff in education race

COLUMBIA — Six Republicans and three Democrats are seeking their parties' nominations for South Carolina's open state education superintendent seat — one of the most contentious and … more
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