ATLANTA — Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. In Phoeni…
The chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party on Friday accused U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, the upper chamber's only black Republican, of being "horrifyingly quiet" after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, even though Scott was quick to call for the arrest of the officers involved.
There's mounting support in the South Carolina Legislature to rid the state of its 1866 citizen's arrest law, which gives civilians legal cover to kill if they suspect a person of committing a nighttime felony. There's no record it's been used, but in the wake of Ahmaud Arbery's death, lawmakers here want to eliminate the possibility of something like that happening here.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is staying out of one of the more visible frays tied to how he tried to address the racial conscience of his own Republican Party.
Mortgage delinquencies have not been a major issue since the ensuing years after the Great Recession more than a decade ago, but effects of the coronavirus on job losses and income could cause the number of missed payments to rise considerably by 2021, according to a report from property information service CoreLogic.
The 2020 census will redistribute political power and money, and communities across South Carolina are urging residents to fill out their forms so that they don't miss out.
Houses of worship never had to close in South Carolina, though most did so voluntarily. What services will look like when the doors open again will vary by denomination and congregation.
President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak in China and will begin the process of withdrawing special trade benefits for Hong Kong because of the Chinese government's imposition of a new security law in the semi-autonomous city.
A pair of Upper King Street restaurants with a shared kitchen on Friday shut down after one back-of-the-house employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Though the contributions of African Americans, enslaved and free, to the city’s firefighting efforts have been known for a long time, the freeman’s fire badge Macon uncovered likely is the first item of its kind ever found.
As part of continued efforts to redevelop a corridor long known as a hotbed for crime, North Charleston is turning an empty parcels into parking spaces on Spruill Avenue.
South Carolina recorded a record high number of 331 coronavirus cases on Friday, according to public health officials. The record comes as case increases have outpaced testing rates over the last week.
An alligator removal turned into a rowdy atmosphere on Tuesday when visitors to Hilton Head mini golf course Landmark Golf started posing for pictures with a tied-up animal caught by Critter Management.
New U.S. Commerce Department statistics showed a record-shattering 13.6 percent drop in spending in April, a day after a federal jobs report showed another 2 million-plus Americans went out of work last week. The depth of the spending drop is particularly damaging because consumer spending is the primary driver of the economy.
The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday.
Republic Services had routinely missed trash pickup in Berkeley County and also had other maintenance issues with trucks causing residents to complain, the Post and Courier reported last year. Now, Carolina Waste is taking over.
"I saw this coming from day one," Graham said. "If you pay someone $23 an hour not to work, they're going to take you up on it."
Folly Beach and Patriots Point on Friday joined North Charleston and Isle of Palms in canceling Fourth of July fireworks.
Lexington Medical Center fired an employee Friday who used a racial slur in a social media post on a Columbia TV station's Facebook page.
Lifeguards flew purple flags warning swimmers of the jellyfish-like creatures, whose tentacles can cause biting stings, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. No injuries have been reported so far.
Unless there’s an epic spike in coronavirus deaths over the summer, South Carolina public schools will reopen this fall. Nobody’s exactly sure what that will look like yet, but one thing’s for certain: Parents won’t be happy, and a good number of them will blame their local school board.
North Charleston police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body at a residence Thursday morning.
At a Charleston County Council meeting Thursday night, officials reported that County Housing and Redevelopment Authority CEO James Williams had been fired and that federal housing officials had sent letters outlining concerns about conditions at Joseph Floyd Manor.
President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.
Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in December 2019 in unincorporated Charleston County near Mount Pleasant.
Since May 1, when Gov. Henry McMaster announced he was loosening restrictions on on-premise dining, South Carolina restaurant owners have grappled with how to best serve their patrons: Their decisions run the gamut from still-closed kitchens to fully opened dining rooms. But at least in the Charleston area, it appears black and white restaurateurs have on balance reached different conclusions about which course to take.
A letter from the department's civil rights office, a copy of which was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, came in response to a complaint filed last year by several female track athletes who argued that two transgender female runners had an unfair physical advantage.
The biggest chunk of South Carolina's federal coronavirus aid could go toward replenishing the state's trust fund for paying jobless benefits, which is being depleted with record layoffs amid the pandemic.
Earlier this month, South Carolina lawmakers approved a short-term bill allowing voters to request mail-in absentee ballots.
Three incumbent Republican politicians across South Carolina have been targeted by ads from a Mount Pleasant conservative group that depict them as Soviet Union officers just weeks before they face challengers in the June 9 primary.
In having to close doors and lock gates, some of Columbia's popular visitor destinations lost revenue during their busiest season, setting back budgets and necessitating cuts for the coming year.
Some school districts have instructed teachers to not input scores on tests or assignments in the grade book that would lower a student's overall final grade.
An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, bringing the running total since the coronavirus shutdowns took hold in mid-March to about 41 million, the government said Thursday.
Just two years after bringing a familiar brand to downtown Charleston, IHOP has closed its location on East Bay Street.
At the start of the pandemic, the only thing people knew for sure was that nothing would ever be the same again, restaurants most especially. If restaurants managed to reopen, they would have to be reconfigured as space age catacombs replete with plexiglass, instant read thermometers and shiny sanitation contraptions.
Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles.
A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November's presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts about the results.
The number of South Carolinians seeking unemployment benefits remains stubbornly high even as the state attempts to reopen parts of the economy that were shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s incredible to me what I continue to learn about on a near daily basis — and I mean just sort of meaningless things (well, I guess it depends) that are nonetheless interesting.
Rick Toomey, who has led South Carolina's public health agency during the COVID-19 pandemic, resigned Wednesday, citing a need to stay healthy and desire to spend time with his first grandchild.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative plans to roll out broadband services in rural parts of Richland County, showcasing the disparities that exist even in areas of South Carolina considered urban.