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McMaster, SC educators at odds over reopening schools

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Legal change could be slow for controversial S.C. memorials

CHARLESTON - For 17 hours, crowds of Charlestonians waited for the John C. Calhoun statue to be removed from its 115-foot-high perch in Marion Square. Many stayed through the night and into a sun-drenched day because they felt it was a historic … more

South Carolina man charged with pointing gun at protesters

COLUMBIA (AP) — Police in South Carolina have arrested a man accused of pointing a gun at some "Black Lives Matter" demonstrators as he drove past the State House. Authorities said Walter Peter … more

SC inmate found hanging; authorities say possible suicide

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say they're investigating the death of a state inmate serving a 200-year sentence in connection with multiple rapes as a possible … more

S.C. HBCUs including Morris get $2.4M to boost distance learning

COLUMBIA (AP) - The eight historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina are getting more than $2 million for technology upgrades, part of emergency relief parceled out from a federal funding package related to the coronavirus … more

S.C. will pay postage for all mail-in ballots in November

COLUMBIA (AP) - The South Carolina State Elections Commission has agreed to provide prepaid return postage for all absentee ballots by mail this November. The joint agreement, filed in federal court Wednesday, follows a lawsuit by individual … more

Protesters: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag's removal

COLUMBIA - Counterprotesters said a passing driver pointed a gun at them Friday and said "All Lives Matter" as competing groups gathered in front of South Carolina's capitol building to mark the five-year anniversary of the state's removal of the … more

McMaster shuts off late-night boozing in effort to stem SC virus outbreak

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Medicaid to cover COVID-19 testing for South Carolinians without coverage

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced it will immediately begin accepting applications for a new limited-benefit Medicaid coverage group to provide reimbursement for coronavirus disease 2019 testing for those without … more

S.C. cashiers thankful for letters given to them by Kentucky girl

By JONATHAN LIMEHOUSE The Index-Journal GREENWOOD - Cashiers Kamryn Ashley and Sherry Redmond were having a rough day working at Big Lots at 339 Bypass 72 NW because of the high humidity in the building. Ashley said the protective masks, which … more

100+ coronavirus cases reported at S.C. men's prison in Enoree

COLUMBIA (AP) - More than 100 inmates have been infected with COVID-19 in a South Carolina prison where one inmate has already died from the disease caused by the coronavirus. According to numbers on the website of the South Carolina Department … more

S.C. woman recovering after gator attack

OKATIE (AP) - A South Carolina woman is being treated for injuries after being attacked by an alligator in her neighborhood. The 75-year-old woman was trimming plants near the edge of a pond in her gated community in the Okatie area on Friday … more

As COVID numbers rise in S.C., hospitals eye bed space

COLUMBIA (AP) — If South Carolina's coronavirus infection and hospitalization numbers continue rising at their current rates, hospitals will likely have to implement a medical surge plan to add … more

100+ coronavirus cases reported at South Carolina prison

COLUMBIA (AP) — More than 100 inmates have been infected with COVID-19 in a South Carolina prison where one inmate has already died from the disease caused by the coronavirus.According to … more

S.C. state parks advise campers to leave firewood at home, purchase locally

State parks in South Carolina are asking visitors and campers to mitigate the spread of invasive insects by purchasing firewood locally near parks. The recent discovery in Charleston County of the … more

Pandemic makes stay-at-home explosions popular this July 4th

COLUMBIA— Mostly-masked shoppers were selecting their own explosives Friday for stay-at-home fireworks shows this holiday weekend. "This whole COVID thing has been really bad all around," … more

Buttigieg, Columbia city mayor teaming up on COVID-19 effort

COLUMBIA - Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor of South Carolina's capital city to help municipalities stem the spread of the coronavirus. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin said … more

July 23, 1744 - War declared in Charleston against France

On this side of the Atlantic, the War of Austrian Secession was called King George's War and took place between 1744 and 1748. For South Carolinians, who were already concerned with attacks from the Spanish, France's entry into the war as Spain's … more

Health care workers find a rhythm (for now) amid pandemic

By ISABELLA CUETO The State LEXINGTON - Mid-morning on June 16, Dr. Philip Keith squats by the bedside of one of his severely ill COVID-19 patients, and he is pleased with what he sees. Two days earlier, his patient needed a ventilator to … more

Man shot in back of head by S.C. cop sues department

COLUMBIA — A Black man who was shot in the back of the head during a traffic stop in South Carolina last fall is suing the Columbia Police Department, the city and the officer. Attorneys for … more
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