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COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill Thursday that would bar citizens of "foreign adversary" nations from buying property in the state, an anti-espionage measure that critics fear will chill overseas investments … more
COLUMBIA (AP) - Embattled South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom will resign next month after a $3.5 billion accounting error in the year-end financial report he oversaw. The state's top accountant will leave the elected post he has … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Ethics Committee is admonishing South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for soliciting campaign contributions inside a federal building after a Nov. 2022 Fox News … more
COLUMBIA - Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is inching ever closer to a presidential bid in 2024, scheduling his latest swing through early voting states before returning home afterward to give donors a "political update." According to … more
COLUMBIA — A mother whose son was found dead in the middle of a South Carolina road eight years ago is opening a private investigation into his death after raising almost $90,000 amid the … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — The legislative fallout over a $3.5 billion accounting blunder by South Carolina's comptroller general took a new turn Tuesday as lawmakers moved to make his job a gubernatorial … more
CONWAY (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Jenrette, a colorful politician who was convicted in the Abscam bribery scandal in the late 1970s and whose wife talked to Playboy about an in-session dalliance on the U.S. Capitol steps, has died. He was … more
NORTH CHARLESTON (AP) — Republicans who are seeking to lead their party in the 2024 presidential race gathered in South Carolina this weekend with a goal at the forefront of their agenda: … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — A South Carolina school district said a ninth grader walking in a hallway was stopped during a moment of silence and not the Pledge of Allegiance, as the student had said in a … more
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources released 16 more tagged coyotes statewide recently as part of the Coyote Harvest Incentive Program. This program was created in 2016 by the General Assembly, which directed SCDNR to develop and implement a … more
COLUMBIA- South Carolina lawmakers angry about a $3.5 billion accounting blunder by the state's comptroller general began efforts Thursday to sack the official, a day after demanding he quit or be fired. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom told … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's state comptroller should be fired over a $3.5 billion accounting error and the office he runs should be gutted, lawmakers investigating the mistake said in a … more
COLUMBIA - The debate in the South Carolina House about the state's $13.8 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year isn't going as smoothly as previous years. But the conflict isn't over how much of a raise to give state employees and … more
MYRTLE BEACH (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is proposing changes to entitlement programs for younger generations, opening the door to potential cuts to Social Security and … more
COLUMBIA (AP) - An Army trainee who left a base in South Carolina without permission last year and briefly held a group of children hostage at gunpoint aboard a school bus has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. The decision agreed to by … more
COLUMBIA - The parents of a ninth-grade South Carolina student who said she was accosted by a teacher for walking to class instead of stopping and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance are suing the teacher, principal, school district and state … more
STAFF REPORT Don't miss out on this year's Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic, South Carolina's largest hunting, fishing and outdoor expo, coming to the State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, on Friday-Sunday, March 24-26. This year's … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Attorneys for Alex Murdaugh on Thursday filed a notice to appeal his convictions for the murder of his wife and son along with his life sentence.The trial in rural South … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina House on Thursday approved a $1.3 billion package to help attract a new electric vehicle plant backed by the Volkswagen Group to a site near Columbia.The plan … more
COLUMBIA - A former utility executive who gave rosy projections on the progress of two nuclear power plants in South Carolina while they were hopelessly behind will spend 15 months in prison for the doomed project that cost ratepayers billions of … more
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