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Horry and Georgetown Counties respond to Gov. Henry McMaster's order to end local mask mandates and allow parents to opt their students out of school mask mandates.
With Harley Week going on through May 16 and Memorial Day happening right after, local officials from both Horry and Georgetown counties are preparing for an influx of people and traffic.
15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson announced on May 12 that he will seek reelection for another term.
After winning its region for the first time in 10 years thanks to a perfect game from pitcher Pep Jordan to clinch it, the Georgetown High School baseball team turns its attention to the state playoffs.
Growth & Development
Carolina Forest residents brought up issues regarding traffic, light and noise pollution and fire gates for a proposed 50-bed Conway Medical Center hospital off of International Drive during a community meeting on May 11.
There’s a new wizard at the place formerly known as Oz, and he’s banking this season on his new positioning at Broadway at the Beach. Read more
- McMaster orders end to local SC mask mandates, directs DHEC to create parental opt-out
- After Biden's request, CVS opens SC stores to walk-in vaccine appointments
- Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12
- Gov. McMaster calls for SC to end all federal pandemic unemployment programs
- Anyone 16 and older in SC qualifies for a COVID vaccine shot starting March 31
The past 14 months have presented numerous challenges but South Carolina's Dawn Staley continues to overcome them. Read more
As the regular session came to a close May 13, Democrats blasted the Republicans who dominate both chambers as prioritizing "red meat" issues for socially conservative primary voters over improving South Carolinians' lives. But the Legislature's Republican leaders called it a hugely successful year. Read more
McKissick secured another two-year term leading the state's majority party after fending off an eccentric challenge from Wood, who accused the incumbent of not fighting hard enough for former President Donald Trump even after Trump repeatedly endorsed McKissick. Read more
A state lawmaker has asked Attorney General Alan Wilson to intervene in the city of Columbia's proposal to ban professional therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors. Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the legislation could be considered by the House "as soon as next week," along with a spending bill to pay for security improvements to the Capitol. Lawmakers are considering how to toughen security after hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters pushed past police on Jan. 6, broke in through windows and doors and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives. The commission bill also needs Senate approval. Read more