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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

2 killed, deputy hospitalized after collision in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — Two people were killed and a South Carolina deputy was injured when the deputy's car slammed into their vehicle as it was making to make a turn on a road, authorities said … more

South Carolina schools chief tests positive for COVID-19

COLUMBIA (AP) — The superintendent of South Carolina's public schools said Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19, was experiencing "mild symptoms" but would continue to do her work … more

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce begins paying the $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

On Monday, Jan. 4, the Department of Employment and Workforce paid more than $10 million to the first round of claimants eligible for the Federal PandemicUnemployment Compensation  supplemental … more

S.C. home renovations find baby's bones in wall from long ago

PACOLET (AP) — Someone remodeling a house in an old mill town in South Carolina found bones from a baby inside a wall, a county coroner said.Authorities gathered the remains on Saturday from … more

South Carolina nonprofits get $25 mil in coronavirus aid

COLUMBIA (AP) — Nearly 700 nonprofits across South Carolina are receiving state grants totaling $25 million to help offset costs during the coronavirus pandemic.The state Department of … more

S.C. community college food bank sees spike in need with pandemic

CHARLESTON (AP) — A food bank that helps students and staff at a Charleston community college has seen the need more than double since the coronavirus pandemic began. The Post and Courier … more

Police: Human remains found in Columbia neighborhood

COLUMBIA (AP) — A coroner's office in South Carolina will conduct a forensic exam Wednesday of remains found in a Columbia neighborhood.The remains were found around 4 p.m. Monday, the Columbia … more
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