The House's bill requiring a full return to the classroom before the school year ends no longer prohibits administrators from assigning teachers to educate students both in the classroom and online simultaneously.
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.
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.
Gov. Henry McMaster got gifts last year from Kiss, Oprah Winfrey, a car wash kingpin and some who won appointments with the governor's help.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The bill only enhances penalties for people who have already been convicted of an underlying violent crime.
A measure approved by the South Carolina House allows any adult who can legally own a gun to publicly tote it without taking a class or passing a background check, making the state's 25-year-old concealed weapon permit law moot.
University of South Carolina's biggest benefactor, Darla Moore, says she regrets all her efforts for her alma mater after the school failed to acknowledge her mother's death last week.
The bill passed the U.S. House in March, but it would require 60 votes to pass in the Senate, where Democrats only hold 50 seats.
At least 75 percent of the funds must be spent on increasing vaccine access among racial and ethnic minorities.
Columbia attorney Tyler Bailey will run for Columbia City Council in the race for the at-large seat being vacated by Tameika Isaac Devine, who's running for mayor.
Irmo is preventing crime by getting young people involved in sports and learning activities, announced Mayor Barry Walker Sr., who hopes other communities will contribute to the effort.
In a tweet about the decision to appeal, McMaster said, "No fight is more worthy of our time and energy than the fight to protect life in South Carolina."
Gov. Henry McMaster's continued emergency declarations serve a wider, behind-the-scenes purpose even after state constraints are gone, according to state officials.
South Carolina election officials would need to receive confirmation from the state Senate before taking the job under a bill the chamber approved March 31, but the legislation would not expand the state's authority over counties, unlike a proposal the House passed a few weeks earlier.
Every school district in South Carolina must offer full weeks of in-person learning by April 12 and keep the classroom doors open in the coming academic year under legislation approved by the Senate.
Legislation advanced in the South Carolina Senate prohibits employers from firing, suspending or demoting workers who won't get a shot, unless their job involves caring for or treating seniors or others with underlying medical problems.
A former state Democratic Party leader and the Richland County coroner are among those backing Tameika Isaac Devine's campaign for mayor, Devine announced March 31.
The 9-5 favorable committee vote comes at a crucial moment, setting up legislation touted as "the most conservative medical cannabis bill in the country" for a full Senate floor debate soon as the 2021 legislative session enters its final few weeks.
The ACLU is demanding that Gov. Henry McMaster rescind his order telling state employees still working from home to return to their office. His answer in no.
The state Senate approved a bill on March 30 that would levy fines of $25, the same punishment as for not wearing a seatbelt, for drivers who hog the left lane on highways when they are not passing or overtaking other cars.
In a statement expanding on his previous endorsement of the incumbent, Trump said Drew McKissick "has done an outstanding job as South Carolina GOP chairman, electing more Republicans in 2020 than in over 140 years."
Calling it a "no-brainer," Democratic legislators called on Gov. Henry McMaster to take advantage of Congress' latest offer and expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor South Carolinians. But McMaster has already rejected the idea.
South Carolina students will spend the final weeks of the school year preparing for and taking high-stakes standardized tests after the federal government denied Superintendent Molly Spearman's request for another reprieve.
The decision by Wood, confirmed in a March 29 email to The Post and Courier, comes just months after he moved to the Palmetto State from neighboring Georgia.
The never-ending fight in the GOP-controlled Legislature over ending abortions popped up again March 23 — but with a twist in the outcome, as Republicans publicly pleaded with their colleagues to defeat the proposal
The March 26 announcement opening access to all adults comes as the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is catching up with demand for the potentially life-saving shot.
Gov. Henry McMaster heaped praise on South Carolina's response to the COVID pandemic, saying its targeted closures and early reopening of businesses kept the state's economy thriving.
A state Senate committee has selected its preference for a standardized flag design, which would mark the first time in 80 years guidelines were in place for how it should look.
During debate on a $10 billion state budget proposal, GOP Rep. Steven Long tried unsuccessfully to insert clauses banning public employers from crafting any policy making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of employment or services.
A proposal aimed at ensuring South Carolinians can keep their weapons no matter what gun-control measures Washington, D.C., takes won early backing in the state Senate.
With few exceptions, all long-term care facilities in South Carolina must open their doors to loved ones under new guidelines announced March 19.
A conservationist and former educator is the latest candidate to announce a run for a city-wide Columbia City Council seat.
U.S. District Court Judge Mary Geiger Lewis granted a preliminary injunction, which will provide a more lasting halt to the ban than when she issued a brief temporary restraining order against it in February, one day after Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed it into law.
Republican Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a third complaint in 10 days accusing Democratic President Joe Biden of executive overreach, this time over canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The state Department of Transportation is using roughly $140 million in federal COVID-19 aid to pay off debt and free up money for more interstate projects.
South Carolina's K-12 public schools will share $2 billion from the latest federal COVID-19 aid package, on top of the more than $1 billion already allocated that largely hasn't been spent
The measure, which would let concealed weapons permit-holders carry handguns openly in public, is now poised to head over to the state Senate.
Air purifying systems will be installed over the next month in the six buildings on Statehouse grounds, as well as the Supreme Court across the street and their parking garages. Additional state buildings will get them in future phases.