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Home invasion suspect dies after 82-year-old man fights back

JACKSON (AP) — A man accused of attacking a South Carolina couple inside their home ended up dead after being bludgeoned to the floor by the 82-year-old husband, authorities said Tuesday.The … more

Security increased at North Charleston mall after 3 wounded by gunman

NORTH CHARLESTON (AP) — Police say they are increasing patrols at a South Carolina shopping mall where three people were injured by a gunman over the weekend. The company that owns the … more

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a health board in 1878 after a yellow fever … more

South Carolina revenues up, but no one knows if it will last

COLUMBIA - South Carolina economists decided Friday to make no changes to 3-month-old revenue estimates because COVID-19 is still causing so much uncertainty in the economy. Revenues in South Carolina have grown nearly 5% since the fiscal year … more

S.C. Speaker seeks same election rules in counties

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's House Speaker said the 2020 elections in the state were run "exemplary" but wants to make what he thinks is an important change before the system gets tested by a close or controversial election. Speaker Jay Lucas … more

S.C. Senate OKs bill clarifying state power for failed schools

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina Senate approved a bill Thursday clarifying the power of the state education superintendent when she takes over schools or school districts considered to be … more

Man gets 20 years in prison for crash that killed 4 children

GREENVILLE (AP) — A man who was driving under the influence of drugs when he crashed a van killing four children in South Carolina has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.Arnez Yaron Jamison, … more

UPDATED -- S.C. considers joining much of U.S. in open gun carry

COLUMBIA (AP) — Some South Carolina Republican lawmakers are trying to get the decidedly conservative state to join 44 others that allow people to carry guns without concealing them.South … more

S. Carolina Senate OKs moving teachers up in vaccine line

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday for a proposal that would make all teachers and other critical school staff — along with daycare workers — eligible … more

S.C. House committee approves ban on most abortions

COLUMBIA (AP) — A proposal that would likely ban almost all abortions in South Carolina moved closer Tuesday to final approval in a committee vote split along party lines.The House Judiciary … more

McMaster ousts workers' comp director over husband's deal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Monday removed the head of the State Accident Fund, calling for an investigation into whether she improperly steered a $600,000 … more

Prisma Health, including Tuomey, stops walk-in vaccinations for remainder of the week

Prisma Health will not hold walk-in vaccinations the remainder of this week, according to a statement released Monday from Dr. Saria Saccocio, ambulatory chief medical officer and co-lead of Prisma … more

Black lawmakers disappointed by selection of white judges

COLUMBIA (AP) — Black lawmakers in South Carolina say they are disappointed but not surprised that every one of the two dozen judges elected by the Legislature earlier this month are white.The … more

South Carolina revamps system to notify crime victims

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina has updated a service that provides information to crime victims such as a suspect's custody status or hearing date.The South Carolina Victim Information and … more

South Carolina governor, wife donate plasma for COVID-19 therapy

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and his wife donated plasma Friday to help patients who have COVID-19 recover more quickly from the disease.McMaster and the first lady … more

Police: Fingerprint led them to 2003 Georgia murder suspect living in Myrtle Beach

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia police detectives said a fingerprint match more than 15 years after a killing led them to arrest a man in January in South Carolina for a 2003 killing.A judge on … more

Clemson board to hear update on pandemic, approve contracts

CLEMSON (AP) — Clemson University's board of trustees is meeting to approve several items including items including the naming of the softball stadium and the acquisition of a new building.The … more

This Month in S.C. History: Feb. 1, 1870, sees the first African-American elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court

Jonathan Jasper Wright was born in Pennsylvania on Feb. 11, 1840. The son of a runaway slave, he was raised on a family farm in Springville, Pennsylvania. Wright studied with a local minister and attended Lancasterian Academy near Ithaca, New York. … more

South Carolina Senate, governor split on teacher COVID-19 vaccines

COLUMBIA — A group of South Carolina senators, including the Republican leader, wants teachers sent to the front of the line to get COVID-19 vaccines so students can get back in school … more

Retired military doctor is S.C. health agency's new director

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina Senate hired a military doctor Thursday to be the new director of the state's beleaguered health and environmental agency.Dr. Edward Simmer's nomination to … more
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