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Biden taps Jaime Harrison to serve as Democratic chairman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Jaime Harrison, the failed South Carolina Senate candidate and longtime Democratic Party official, is President-elect Joe Biden's choice to lead the national party, according to multiple party officials. Harrison is … more

Heartbeat abortion ban may finally pass in South Carolina

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are again considering a bill that would ban most abortions in the state and it seems much more likely to pass this time thanks to conservative gains in … more

S.C. Legislature takes days off amid COVID, security worries

COLUMBIA (AP) — The full House and Senate in South Carolina are taking a few days off next week, including Wednesday's presidential inauguration day when the FBI has warned state governments … more

S.C. hospitals slammed with calls as vaccine access expands

COLUMBIA - Hours after South Carolina opened up access to the coronavirus vaccine for seniors Wednesday morning, people trying to schedule their shots inundated hospitals and the health department with thousands of phone calls. By Wednesday … more

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State

COLUMBIA (AP) — Here is the text of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State address as prepared Wednesday:Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General … more

S.C. governor defends COVID-19 response in State of the State

COLUMBIA (AP) — Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster praised South Carolina for its efforts to fight COVID-19 and defended his decisions to shut down the fewest things possible during … more

S.C. hospitals slammed with calls as vaccine access expands

COLUMBIA (AP) — Hours after South Carolina opened up access to the coronavirus vaccine for seniors Wednesday morning, people trying to schedule their shots inundated hospitals and the health … more

S.C. officer dies cleaning trash out of roadway; state's 3rd recent police death

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) — A police officer picking debris out of an expressway in South Carolina died after he was stuck by a SUV, becoming the third law enforcement officer in the state to be killed … more

Small plane crashes in South Carolina neighborhood in fog

COLUMBIA (AP) — A small plane crashed into a neighborhood in dense fog and set a home on fire Wednesday near an airport in South Carolina's capital city, authorities said. A woman inside the … more

S.C. Gov. McMaster to give State of State address at 7 p.m. today

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to share his priorities for the year Wednesday night at his State of the State address.McMaster plans to deliver his speech in … more

New 2021 General Assembly session opens in Columbia; extra security posted at Statehouse after riots in Washington, D.C.

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina General Assembly opened up its 2021 session Tuesday promising to not let COVID-19 stop their work and with the largest Republican Senate majority in modern times changing rules that could limit lengthy debates. It … more

Republican AGs group leader quits over call pushing protest

COLUMBIA (AP) — The executive director of a national group that advocates for Republican attorneys general has resigned in the fallout of a robocall urging people to march to the U.S. Capitol … more

Confederate statues likely to go undisturbed in S.C. in 2021

COLUMBIA (AP) — Republican South Carolina legislative leaders are unlikely to give permission this year to local governments or colleges who want to take down Confederate statues or rename … more

S.C. Governor McMaster proposes $500M for rainy day fund in new budget

COLUMBIA (AP) — As other states trim expenses and borrow money amid the economic fallout prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is already looking to shore up … more

Haley: Trump was 'badly wrong' in stoking crowd before riot

COLUMBIA (AP) — Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, is among the latest from her party to denounce President Donald Trump's … more

Graham: Trump's actions were 'problem' in Capitol violence

COLUMBIA - One of President Donald Trump's top congressional allies, Sen. Lindsey Graham, said Thursday that the president must accept his own role in the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol, adding that he didn't regret helping Trump but … more

South Carolina again halts in-person hearings due to virus

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's top jurist has again called off in-person hearings, saying he's doing so due to the "ongoing increase" in COVID-19 cases across the state."It is prudent to once … more

Acting chief picked to lead South Carolina Medicaid agency

COLUMBIA (AP) — An acting director has been picked to take over the agency that runs South Carolina's Medicaid program.Gov. Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that he had selected Thomas Clark … more

Fight over Santee Cooper starts before 2021 session begins

COLUMBIA (AP) — Any questions on whether South Carolina senators and House members will have long and likely bitter fights over whether to sell state-owned utility Santee Cooper have been … more

After rebuke, Gov. McMaster changes plan for $20M in COVID-19 money

COLUMBIA - After being rebuked in court for trying to spend his share of federal COVID-19 money on private school tuition grants, South Carolina's governor wants to spend the money on early childhood education, job training and tutors for foster … more
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