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That study, conducted by the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, found GADC contributes a total of $6 billion per year and is at least partially responsible for about a fourth of the county's employment base.
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City Council voted unanimously at its April 13 meeting to end the service in order to "protect taxpayer money from an inefficient practice."
A national advocacy group for religious freedom has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of South Carolina Catholics and 20 private colleges and universities challenging an amendment to South Carolina's Constitution that bans private schools from receiving public funds.
Speaking at a Greenwood Chamber of Commerce event on April 6, the CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond rattled off a number of factors he couched as generally positive for the economy, with a caveat.
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A string of questionable conduct and excess at a Greenville fire district cost taxpayers thousands and wrecked morale. Almost none of it has come to light.
The podcast that brought three friends notoriety is the flagship of the Bramble Jam Podcast Network. Originally recorded in a living room, it is now produced out of a new space on Laurens Road in Greenville they are renting out to other podcasters. Read more
- Anyone 16 and older in SC qualifies for a COVID vaccine shot starting March 31
- Most people in SC can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what to know about how to get one.
- COVID-19 likely the third leading cause of death in SC in 2020, DHEC says
- 5 things SC residents should know about the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief act
- All SC long-term care facilities must allow indoor visits and hugs, with few exceptions
South Carolina's basketball coach was emotional, sarcastic, taunting and enthusiastic during his press conference Thursday in Columbia. Read more
Charleston City Council voted this week to spend $250,000 to help a nonprofit group design, engineer and plan for the proposed Lowcountry Lowline park, which is expected to be built on an old railroad bed that runs along the spine of the peninsula.
That money, however, is just a down payment on what the ambitious project is expected to demand in the coming years. Read more
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. Read more
Capitol Police Inspector General Michael A. Bolton has investigated the force's missteps since the siege, when hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters broke into the building and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives. In a 104-page report obtained by The Associated Press, he paints a dire picture of his agency's ability to respond to future threats and casts serious doubt on whether the force would be able to respond to another large-scale attack. Read more
The Biden administration on Thursday announced the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the cyber hacking of federal agencies. Read more