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O'Rourke making 1st trip to South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Democrat Beto O'Rourke is making the first visit of his presidential campaign to South Carolina, where he'll be able to test his message in front of a largely black electorate. O'Rourke's campaign told The Associated Press that … more

Sumter Sen. McElveen's bill would require lawmakers to 'cool off'

State Sens. Thomas McElveen, D-Sumter, and Dick Harpootlian, D-Richland, introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require legislators to "cool off" after leaving their elected positions and before taking some state jobs. "This bill proposes a … more

Opinion: An eclipse of our state's Sunshine laws

Remember the August 2017 solar eclipse that carved a path through South Carolina? Bright daylight gave way to shadows, which then gave way to total darkness. Within minutes, of course, a summer day was again put into the sun's bright … more

S.C. House expected to OK education bill

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina House continued to debate a massive bill on Wednesday night to overhaul education in South Carolina. After four hours of debate Wednesday, the House rejected several changes sought by Democrats including free lunches … more

McLeod Nurse-Family Partnership expands into Clarendon, Sumter counties

MANNING - Babies born to first-time, low-income mothers are at risk for a staggering number of dramatic health, education and economic disparities. In South Carolina, those risks extend to one in five children born. In response to this need, … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Sumter Item photographer Heyward Crowson won top S.C. press award

Reflections remembers a spectacular explosion which occurred at the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad yard in September 1968, and The Sumter Daily Item photographer Heyward Crowson was there to capture photos. One photo earned Crowson first place in … more

DNR invites you to explore the South Carolina coast this year

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve offer these public programs to inspire stewardship and appreciation of our state's coastal wildlife and landscapes. Registration is required, and … more

Submit nature photos for South Carolina 2019 contest

Calling all nature photographers: Want a chance for your nature photos to be published in the South Carolina Wildlife magazine and to be on display at the 2019 Palmetto Sportsmen's … more

South Carolina prison officials want more than $50M boost

COLUMBIA - South Carolina prison officials asked state lawmakers Wednesday for more than $50 million to increase security, pay officers more and help improve health care for inmates. Corrections Deputy Director of Administration Thom Osmer … more

More congressmen to donate their pay during shutdown

As federal employees prepare themselves for their first missed paychecks today after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement to end a partial government shutdown on its 20th day, a growing list of congressmen have decided to join them in a show of … more
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