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Nurse practitioner: 'This guy needs a kidney, I've got two'

By MARTHA ROSE BROWN The Times and Democrat HOLLY HILL - Chris Lewis needed a kidney. The Holly Hill 48-year-old father of four needed strength to return to a career he loved as an avionics technician. His dialysis appointments were … more

Prosecutors seek validation of S.C. abortion ban

COLUMBIA - Two of the prosecutors named as defendants in a federal lawsuit challenging South Carolina's new law banning most abortions have argued that a temporary restraining order halting the law from being enacted should be dissolved because the … more

S.C. Senate adds firing squad to state's execution methods

COLUMBIA - South Carolina senators Tuesday added a firing squad to the electric chair as alternatives if the state can't kill condemned inmates with lethal injection. The Senate then approved the bill on a key 32-11 vote with several … more

Trump endorses S.C.'s Tim Scott in 2022 Senate reelection bid

COLUMBIA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump endorsed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott's 2022 reelection bid Tuesday, continuing to make clear his intent to remain a dominant force in Republican Party … more

Bill allowing open carry of guns heads to S.C. House floor

COLUMBIA (AP) — A bill that would allow people to carry guns without concealing them in South Carolina is heading to the House floor.The House Judiciary Committee approved so-called open carry … more

South Carolina Senate adds firing squad to execution methods

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina senators Tuesday added a firing squad to the electric chair as alternatives if the state can't kill condemned inmates with lethal injection.The Senate then … more

S.C. Senate committee OKs retroactive teacher raises

COLUMBIA (AP) — A South Carolina Senate committee approved Tuesday a measure to reinstate some teacher raises in this year's budget.The proposal would restore "step increase" raises for … more

Veteran prosecutor becomes acting South Carolina U.S. Attorney

COLUMBIA (AP) - A veteran federal prosecutor has been named acting U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, following the planned resignation of the appointee named by former President Donald Trump. Rhett DeHart has taken over as South Carolina's top … more

Slain Myrtle Beach officer was wounded for more than an hour before receiving help

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) — A South Carolina police officer killed in an ambush by a man during a domestic violence call lay wounded outside a home for more than an hour before he got help, authorities … more

Clemson researcher seeks to make peanuts, wheat easier to digest

FLORENCE- Peanuts and wheat are nutritional powerhouses but contain protein allergens that can be detrimental for some people. However, a Clemson University researcher thinks that if he can target these proteins, he can breed for safer, … more

S.C.'s biggest hospice piloting homebound COVID-19 vaccines

COLUMBIA (AP) - As communities across the U.S. work toward finding ways to vaccinate the homebound against COVID-19, South Carolina's largest hospice provider is partnering with state health officials to pilot an effort to vaccinate eligible … more

S.C. lifts pandemic limits on alcohol sales, mass gatherings

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is lifting state pandemic restrictions on mass gatherings and alcohol sales, his office announced Friday.Starting Monday, restaurants and bars … more

South Carolina lawmaker: Trump can be buried at our Capitol

COLUMBIA (AP) — A South Carolina Republican lawmaker said he is filing a bill that would allow former President Donald Trump to buried on the grounds of the state Capitol if Trump is banned … more

South Carolina House passes COVID liability protection bill

COLUMBIA (AP) — A bill that would prevent lawsuits against businesses and other groups by people who contract COVID-19 as long as federal and state health guidelines were being followed passed … more

S.C. House OKs bill tweaking governor's emergency powers

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina House gave key approval Thursday to a bill that would make sure lawmakers have a chance to change or end a prolonged state of emergency issued by the … more

Proposal to stop electing superintendent returns in S.C.

COLUMBIA (AP) — Some lawmakers want to give South Carolina voters another chance to decide if they elect the education superintendent less than three years after they rejected the idea.A … more

Former S.C. utility CEO pleads guilty to nuclear plant fraud

COLUMBIA (AP) — The utility executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a single watt of power pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges … more

South Carolina delays 5-year minimum for stealing packages

COLUMBIA (AP) — A small group of South Carolina lawmakers decided Wednesday to postpone voting on a proposal to create a new law specifically to handle people stealing packages from porches, … more

Woods gets initial OK to be S.C.'s Public Safety director

COLUMBIA (AP) — A small group of South Carolina senators Wednesday approved the governor's nomination of a nearly lifelong member of the Highway Patrol to lead the state Department of Public … more

Former S.C. utility executive to plead guilty in two courts

COLUMBIA (AP) — The utility executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a single watt of power is expected to plead guilty to federal and … more
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