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Georgetown city ordinance encourages home solar installs

GEORGETOWN (AP) — A South Carolina city has approved a zoning change to make it easier for residents to install solar panels, and get credit for any power they contribute to the grid.The … more

Trump remains active, backs S.C. GOP chairman

COLUMBIA (AP) - As political observers mull the future of the Republican Party following the presidency of Donald Trump, the former president is making it clear that he's going to continue to play an active part. Trump is endorsing South Carolina's … more

S.C. considers ban on trans students in girls' sports

COLUMBIA (AP) - House members spent more than an hour Tuesday listening to testimony on a bill in South Carolina that would prevent transgender students from playing on girls' sports teams in middle and high school. It wasn't enough time to hear … more

S.C. teachers, essential workers could get vaccine next month

COLUMBIA  (AP) — Teachers, grocery store employees and other frontline essential workers in South Carolina could be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in two to three weeks, the state's … more

South Carolina pushes to resume executions with electric chair

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina is dusting off its electric chair and trying to restart executions in the state after going nearly 10 years without putting an inmate to death.A House Committee … more

McCoy steps down as South Carolina's U.S. attorney

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's top federal prosecutor says he will resign at the end of the month.U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy submitted his resignation letter to President Joe Biden … more

Businesses pressure lawmakers to pass S.C. hate crime law

COLUMBIA (AP) - Nearly 100 businesses in South Carolina announced Monday they want the state to join 47 other states across the U.S. and pass a hate crime law. The proposal to allow harsher penalties for killings, assaults, stalking, vandalism … more

Georgetown rebuilds network after hacking

GEORGETOWN (AP) — A South Carolina county continues to rebuild its computer network after what it called a sophisticated hacking attempt.Hackers sent an email Jan. 22 that allowed them to take … more

S.C. abortion law suspended 1 day after passage

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's new law banning most abortions was suspended by a federal judge Friday on its second day in effect. Judge Mary Geiger Lewis put a 14-day temporary restraining order on the law and will renew it until she can hold a … more

Leader of South Carolina's agency to help disabled is fired

COLUMBIA (AP) — The leader of the South Carolina agency that provides services for people with disabilities has been fired without explanation.After meeting privately and with no discussion … more

South Carolina's abortion law challenged in court on 2nd day

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's new law banning most abortions faced a challenge in court Friday on its second day in effect, as Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge to stop the state from … more

Snow, ice shut down roads, plunge Deep South into dark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Freezing temperatures and falling limbs knocked out water and electrical service to thousands as winter storms dumped additional snow and ice on the Deep South early Thursday, and officials said it could be days before life is … more

Gov. McMaster signs abortion ban; Planned Parenthood sues

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's governor on Thursday signed a bill banning most abortions, one of his top priorities since he took office more than four years ago. Planned Parenthood immediately sued, effectively preventing the new law from taking … more

Speaker warns S.C. House: Stop being vindictive, show decorum

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas warned members Thursday that the House is not a place to be vindictive or theatrical.Lucas' speech to the body came a day after Republican … more

S.C. governor signs abortion ban; Planned Parenthood sues

COLUMBIA. (AP) — South Carolina's governor on Thursday signed a law banning most abortions, one of his top priorities since he took office more than four years ago. Planned Parenthood … more

Police: Man shoots at officers in Florence, sets fire during standoff

FLORENCE (AP) — Police officers shot at a man who fired at them several times and set his house on fire during a Wednesday night standoff in South Carolina, authorities said.Florence County … more

Planned Parenthood sues to block South Carolina abortion ban

COLUMBIA (AP) — Planned Parenthood was filing a lawsuit Thursday against a bill that would ban most abortions in South Carolina, effectively stopping the measure from going into effect even as … more

South Carolina House passes bill banning most abortions

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill banning nearly all abortions, following the lead of other states with similar measures that would go into … more

S.C. Democrats walk out to protest restrictive abortion bill

COLUMBIA (AP) — Democratic members of the South Carolina House walked out of the chamber in protest Wednesday before a vote on a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. … more

$208M S.C. vaccine relief bill headed to McMaster's desk

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers agreed Tuesday to spend up to $208 million to bolster coronavirus vaccination efforts across the state. The House approved a plan to put the money toward the costs of administering vaccines and testing, … more
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