A bill ensuring all of South Carolina school districts offer full weeks of in-person learning the rest of this academic year and beyond, while guaranteeing teachers more money for working double duty, is heading to Gov. Henry McMaster's desk.
Legislation enhancing penalties for hate crimes advanced April 21 in the state Senate, but time is running out on its chances for becoming law this year.
After stints as chairman of the S.C. House's powerful Judiciary Committee and then as U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, Charleston Republican Peter McCoy now is set to serve as Santee Cooper's board chairman, a part-time gig that pays $24,000 a year.
The University of South Carolina is asking students and staff for their recommendations as it grapples with how to better respond to instances of sexual violence on campus.
"It's an immediate need; we're not asking for money to do frivolous things with," coroner Naida Rutherford said. "We're asking for the money to just be able to do the job."
A hotly contested proposal that would give South Carolina college athletes the right to profit off their name, image and likeness is advancing in the state House, after three college athletic directors testified in support of it.
The proposal advanced April 20 by the Senate Finance Committee provides every K-12 teacher a $1,000 raise and all state agency employees a 2 percent cost-of-living increase.
The former Best Buy store on Two Notch Road will become the home to Forward City Church.
A sprawling, decades-old and racially diverse community in northeast Richland County was thrust into the national spotlight last week. A video showing what police allege is a White Army sergeant berating and shoving a smaller Black man on a sidewalk outside his home in The Summit inflamed people already restless about still-existing barriers to national unity and equality.
A proposed 279-unit apartment building near the University of South Carolina’s Greek Village and wellness center is seeking up to $7.8 million in tax credits.
South Carolina state agencies are inviting veterans to apply for nearly 1,400 openings May 4, five months after a preference policy made it more likely they'll get the job.
The first phase of a plan to convert the historic Babcock Building at the BullStreet District into hundreds of apartments is still on track and the first residents expected to move in by early 2022.
The University of South Carolina now finds itself another among the ranks of institutions implicated, as students march to cries of “Fire all abusers” and call for widespread improvements to a system they say shielded assailants.
A growing and increasingly polarized electorate coupled with the demise of local news has turned the old maxim of "All politics is local" on its head, leaving little opportunity for down-ballot candidates to create any distance between themselves and their party's national brand.
Richland County officials are finalizing a plan they hope can more clearly define the Sandhills area, enhancing a community that includes multiple housing subdivisions, an industrial park and associated businesses and help connecting its residents and travelers to the shopping mecca of Village at Sandhill and the sprawling Clemson agricultural research property.
A longtime Richland County sheriff's deputy has been fired after alcohol was found in his system following a crash in April.
University of South Carolina criminal justice professor Geoff Alpert, a consultant who worked with the family of George Floyd in their civil suit, says the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin highlights just how more work needs to be done when it comes to use of force training among law enforcement.
A bill requiring South Carolina college students to take a course on American history passed April 15 after legislators added instruction on the Black "freedom struggle" to the reading list.
Protesters moved from a Columbia neighborhood, where a White Fort Jackson sergeant was caught on video berating and shoving a Black man, to the S.C. Statehouse grounds where they called for prosecutors to issue more charges.
Four bars in Five Points have been closed at least temporarily by the S.C. Department of Revenue.
Bars in Five Points were the focus of the latest legislative debate over state liquor laws.
The University of South Carolina is kicking off the expansion of its online degree offerings with a new corporate partner — Major League Soccer.
A soldier at Fort Jackson has been charged after a video showed a White man berating and threatening a Black man who was walking inside a Richland County subdivision.
The Midlands fastest growing county has enacted a temporary moratorium on new residential subdivisions in its latest attempt to slow development while it determines how to handle issues associated with its rising population.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is among 22 top state lawyers opposing statehood for Washington, D.C., saying it would be unconstitutional based on the Founding Fathers' position on the matter.
Fresh off an election cycle in which South Carolina Democrats raised millions of dollars but still lost a U.S. Senate race by double digits, their first challenge will be convincing donors and voters not to give up on the Palmetto State.
South Carolina is buying 235 propane-fueled school buses with $23.6 million remaining from a huge automaker settlement, bringing what was long the nation's oldest fleet to an average age of just 5 years old.
Three Richland County women face felony charges in a scheme state authorities say bilked a cable company of more than $700,000 in services and equipment.
The on-campus Apple store in Columbia, open to those with a connection to USC, is expected to be in business soon.
The former South Carolina governor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations toured the university's campus April 12 and offered a boost of support for embattled President James Clark, saying she thinks he is the right man to lead.
University of South Carolina law professor Seth Stoughton, an expert in police use of force, was called as an expert witness April 12 in the trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin.
In a news conference after touring South Carolina State University, Haley said she would support the former president if he decides to run again, adding that she enjoyed working with him during her time in his administration.
The ACLU is asking a judge to reconsider and allow public state employees in South Carolina to continue working from home until its lawsuit against Gov. Henry McMaster plays out in court.
The two Columbia City Council members seeking to succeed Mayor Steve Benjamin — Tameika Isaac Devine and Daniel Rickenmann — each raised more than $100,000 during the first quarter.
The revised ordinance, which has received first approval, would only apply to rental property inside the city limits.
The order comes after Gov. Henry McMaster contacted DSS about the system’s capacity to accommodate minors, thousands of whom have entered the U.S. in recent months.
Some Columbia companies are seeking to reduce their space while others a seeking to add room for staff to spread out.
McMaster raised $373,000 in the first three months of 2021, just behind his quarterly record for his reelection bid, according to state campaign disclosures.
Dozens of cities and counties throughout South Carolina have kept mask requirements in place even as cases decline and more people are vaccinated. The reasons range from variant strains to the numbers not yet being consistently low enough to justify relaxing rules.
Damien Jackson, a popular Dreher High School coach and teacher who died of COVID-19 complications, was remembered for his commitment to excellence — both in his own life and in his ability to extract the best qualities out of others.
Proposals to enhance penalties for hate crimes in South Carolina and let people publicly carry a handgun without a permit were among bills clearing a legislative deadline with five weeks left in the regular session
Kim Reynolds' visit suggests McMaster will enjoy the full backing of the GOP's national campaign organization, which could offer a valuable boost if he faces another contested primary.
University of South Carolina leaders accepted the blame for not quickly acknowledging the passing of the mother of the school's biggest donor, Darla Moore, who angrily wrote off her alma mater after the incident.
A 47-year-old South Carolina man pleaded guilty to making threatening phone calls to a former federal prosecutor over information released on the leader of the alt-right group Proud Boys.
"Get everybody in those communities that are spiking vaccinated," he said. "Do it as quickly as possible."
South Carolina's largest hospital system terminated its agreement to purchase competing hospitals in Columbia and Camden.
The first step was taken by lawmakers April 8 to change South Carolina liquor laws in order to attract California wine producer E&J Gallo Winery to the state. The Senate passed the proposed legislation. It now goes to the House for consideration.
South Carolina businesses will no longer be able to pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage under legislation approved April 8 by the Senate.
South Carolina's economy is weathering the pandemic far better than feared, providing legislators an additional $1.7 billion in tax revenue to spend in the upcoming state budget, according to projections updated April 8.
City of Columbia mayor candidates Tameika Isaac Devine and Sam Johnson participated in the first forum of the 2021 election as they seek to replace Mayor Steve Benjamin.