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Business owners awake to destruction after SC protests

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some business owners in South Carolina, swept up broken glass, boarded windows and took stock of ransacked shelves Sunday after protests erupted into violence across the … more

New limits for spadefish, tripletail in South Carolina

CHARLESTON COUNTY - Limits to help protect two popular South Carolina fish species were recently added to South Carolina's fish and game laws.Legislators passed catch and minimum size limits for both Atlantic spadefish and Atlantic tripletail, two … more

Spartanburg therapeutic riding center offers storytime for children, horses

SPARTANBURG - The horses of HALTER and the children they serve through the center's therapeutic riding sessions have been keeping in touch through a surprising mutual love of reading. Staff from the therapeutic riding center, which serves the SC … more

S.C. farmers, ranchers can apply for financial assistance through USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and … more

S.C. police say mother, boyfriend charged in disabled child's death

ROCK HILL (AP) - A South Carolina woman and her boyfriend were arrested and accused of killing the woman's disabled daughter and hiding her body inside a dresser drawer, authorities said. Jackleen Elizabeth Mullen, 23, and Audrevious Jarrell … more

New program will feed South Carolinians, help farmers

South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture has announced a new program to help ease the strain on the food system caused by COVID-19.According to a news release from the nonprofit, it has partnered with Certified South Carolina to form Farmers to Food … more

S.C. reopening group finishes work, submits report to McMaster

COLUMBIA - The committee assigned by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster to plan to reopen the state after the initial spread of the coronavirus and figure out how to spend $1.9 billion in federal money finished its work on Thursday. Accelerate SC … more

Reopening leader says liability protection key in S.C.

COLUMBIA - The leader of the governor's committee studying how to best reopen South Carolina after the coronavirus said one of the most critical pieces of unfinished business is protecting businesses from lawsuits if they follow safety … more

Federal judge: S.C. voters don't need witness to sign absentee voting ballot

A federal judge says people voting by absentee ballot in South Carolina don't have to have a witness sign the voting papers. U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs on Monday ordered South Carolina officials to not enforce the requirement for a … more

Riverbanks Zoo reopens with required reservations

COLUMBIA (AP) — A South Carolina zoo has reopened after being closed for more than two months because of the coronavirus.Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia welcomed back its first guests … more

S.C. education leader wants more summer school money, nurse in every school when students return

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top education official wanted $115 million for summer school programs to get some of the state's most vulnerable students back on track after missing at least 10 weeks of in-person classes because of the … more

This Month in South Carolina History: May 1722, Naturalist Mark Catesby Arrives in South Carolina

In February 1722, Mark Catesby sailed for the Carolina colony. With funding from a group of Fellows of the Royal Society of London, he planned to spend the next four years examining the natural world of Carolina, Coastal Georgia and the Bahamas. He … more

Clemson plans in-person classes synced with online for this fall

COLUMBIA (AP) - Clemson University plans to hold in-person classes in the fall but synchronize them with online instruction so if a student is infected with COVID-19 - or a second wave of infections closes campus - learning won't be … more

$7K reward offered for man accused of murder in S.C.

TRAVELERS REST (AP) - Authorities have offered a $7,000 reward for information on a man suspected of fatally shooting an acquaintance in South Carolina. Ryan Dusha Kedar, 49, has been on the run since Feb. 26, after he was accused in the death of … more

Questions remain for Accelerate SC group

COLUMBIA (AP) - A group of government, health, tourism, religious and social leaders that Gov. Henry McMaster created to help South Carolina grapple with the coronavirus pandemic is winding down its work. Accelerate SC met Tuesday with members … more

No fall break at USC

COLUMBIA (AP) - One of South Carolina's major universities has a back-to-campus plan that cancels fall break next semester and ends in-person classes before Thanksgiving to avoid getting caught in a second wave of coronavirus infections. The … more

Deputies: Man kills 3 family members in St. Matthews, then himself; 2 escape

ST. MATTHEWS (AP) - A man shot and killed three members of his family and then killed himself after an argument in their South Carolina home, authorities said. Two children escaped from the home in St. Matthews during the shooting about 7 p.m. … more

Prisma Health Children's Hospital-Midlands cancels 2 camps

Prisma Health Children's Hospital-Midlands has canceled this year's Camp KEMO, a summer camp for children with cancer, and Camp Wonder Hands, a camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Both camps, offered free of … more

Via video hearing, S.C. court mulls absentee voting expansion

COLUMBIA (AP) - At its first-ever oral argument via teleconference, the South Carolina Supreme Court heard concerns about potential difficulties of voting in this year's elections due to the coronavirus outbreak, as social distancing recommendations … more

Economists hold steady predicting big revenue loss in S.C.

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