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COLUMBIA - Members of the South Carolina House were sworn into office Tuesday with a new speaker serving his first full term and nearly a quarter of the representatives newly elected. Speaker Murrell Smith was unanimously elected along with the … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster plans a prayer service, open house and an inaugural ball when he is sworn into office next month for a second full term.Inauguration day on … more
COLUMBIA - South Carolina has deepened Charleston's port to make sure it can take in any ship and remains one of the largest harbors on the East Coast. The channel leading to the Port of Charleston is now 52 feet deep, once again allowing the … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the … more
CLEMSON (AP) - Nikki Haley, U.N. ambassador under President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that she would take the Christmas holiday to mull a possible 2024 presidential bid, contradicting her statement last year that she wouldn't enter the race if … more
Last year, Americans donated an estimated $484 billion to charity, according to Indiana University's Lily Family School of Philanthropy and the Giving USA Institute. In South Carolina, taxpayers used … more
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is turning to an experienced friend to lead January's inauguration ceremonies for his second term.Bill Stern and his wife, Linda, will … more
CHARLESTON - After a student in his classroom had yet another outburst, Tyler Wright couldn't bear to see him get written up again. Wright, then a student teacher at a Charleston elementary school, led the child out to the hallway for a … more
A trial to determine whether South Carolina's congressional maps are legal closed Tuesday with arguments about whether the state Legislature diluted Black voting power by remaking the boundaries of the only U.S. House district Democrats have flipped … more
AIKEN (AP) - Something as simple as giving a prisoner an oatmeal raisin cookie with sprinkles is one way an Aiken school is showing God's love and mercy to those looking for hope. As a way to teach children the importance of giving back, students … more
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham testified Tuesday before a special grand jury that's investigating whether President Donald Trump and others illegally meddled in the 2020 election in … more
MARION (AP) - Criminal charges have been dropped against a former deputy who was helping to transport two mental health patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van that was driven into floodwaters caused by 2018's Hurricane Florence in … more
STAFF REPORT South Carolina Department of Social Services is warning the public about a phishing campaign involving texts claiming EBT benefit cards are locked. DSS reminds clients it will never send a text message about locking a card and … more
GREENWOOD - Before the flurry of action, there was quiet anticipation. Greenwood County's Voter Registration and Election staff, board members and volunteers stood at the ready Tuesday night. As the clock struck 7 p.m., they waited in the Park … more
COLUMBIA - The crowd at South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's election night party chanted along with the Republican incumbent as he closed his victory speech with a Tim McGraw lyric: "I like it, I love it, I want some more of it." It was a … more
COLUMBIA (AP) - After a dozen meetings and sessions during the summer and fall, South Carolina efforts to pass a stricter abortion law failed Wednesday after senators rejected a House-backed proposal and House members didn't return for another … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Nancy Mace wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District. more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Republican Russel Fry has won a seat in Congress from South Carolina's 7th House district. With the backing of former President Donald Trump, Fry had ousted veteran GOP … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Joe Wilson wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District. more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Ralph Norman wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District. more
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