Some prisoners in South Carolina are training to work with professional corrections staff to be "on the front line" of inmate suicide prevention.
"What a great day for us, what a great day for South Carolina," said Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys. "Today we get to celebrate the biggest economic development project in Rock Hill and York County's history."
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had granted Gov. Henry McMaster’s request for a waiver allowing faith-based foster care agencies in the state to refuse families who do not follow their religious beliefs.
Gov. Henry McMaster slashed more than $40 million out of South Carolina's annual spending plan Wednesday, cutting out grants set aside for parks, sports marketing and local law enforcement and eliminating $2.7 million to pay for an aging submarine to be sunk off South Carolina's coast.
A man who applied to oversee South Carolina’s colleges and universities was recently grilled by state officials about his views on … the Confederacy.
Wesley Donehue apparently doesn't know his retail clientele very well.
Amid a growing wave of legislation across the country restricting access to abortions, hundreds of abortion rights supporters rallied Tuesday outside the South Carolina Statehouse as part of a nationwide effort to push back.
DeBordieu Colony, a wealthy enclave in Georgetown County, has tried several workarounds to reconstruct a timber bulkhead built in 1982, but its efforts have been beaten back by challenges from environmentalists.
A South Carolina state lawmaker apologized Monday in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans for distributing anti-abortion materials that a colleague felt targeted her after she shared her personal story of being raped as a teenager.
Gov. Henry McMaster has vetoed a bill that would have given DeBordieu Colony special permission to rebuild a sea wall that was built before the state banned them. At stake is the future of about 17 homes.
If you thought Nancy Mace was tough because she was the first woman to go through The Citadel, you don’t know the half of it.
Democratic presidential candidates, you have a problem.
As Charleston sat through its regularly scheduled Wednesday morning gridlock, county officials were at the Statehouse awaiting a technicality needed to finish Interstate 526.
The vote provided a significant boost for the team's plans to construct a new complex off Interstate 77 near Rock Hill and ended a months-long feud in the Legislature over whether the incentives package is worth it for the state.
Last week, South Carolina's teachers created a sea of red outside the doors of the Statehouse, pressuring lawmakers to pass an education reform package this year. But on Wednesday, it was the state's turn to roll out the red carpet for them.
South Carolina lawmakers passed a compromise bill Wednesday that will allow the state's solar industry to continue expanding, ending a multi-year impasse over how to regulate the renewable energy source moving forward.
"They’ll have to make a decision whether they want it or not," said Panthers owner David Tepper. "Otherwise, I’ve got a bubble… I’ve got a cafeteria building — I’ll stay in Charlotte. I can stay home."
You have to wonder what voters see in state Sen. Stephen Goldfinch. Because nearly everything he does is the opposite of local sentiment.
The Statehouse's final decision will determine where 179,000 Santee Cooper customers and the state's 20 electric cooperatives get their power.
The rare rejections of two nominees came on a single day this week — and they exposed increasing tension between McMaster and the state Senate on the issue of gubernatorial appointments.
Some state senators are looking at tolls on Interstate 95 to replace its faulty bridges and add lanes. Cue the outrage.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 19 to 4 to take the rare step of unfavorably reporting former S.C. Attorney General Charlie Condon's nomination to the floor for a full Senate vote, all but dooming his chances of confirmation.
Most adults around South Carolina think local governments should be able to ban plastics as they see fit, according to a new poll.
After another contentious debate, the South Carolina House approved a bill Wednesday that would ban most abortions in the state, but the legislation still stands little chance of making it into law this year.
A Senate bill would not only make threats against anyone a crime, it would require the suspect to undergo a mental health evaluation before they can make bail.
A national poll once found that more Americans could name the Three Stooges than the three branches of government.
Nine South Carolina senators want to review millions of dollars in economic incentives handed out to businesses in the state following a dispute over proposed tax benefits to lure the Carolina Panthers' headquarters and practice facility to the state.
If you get something in the mail from Tecklenburg today, don’t flinch — and don’t throw it away. This time, he’s trying to put money into your wallet.
The University of South Carolina narrowed a national search for its next president down to four candidates Wednesday, selecting applicants with backgrounds ranging from Northwestern University to West Point.
We now interrupt our regularly scheduled partisan rancor for a message from Henry McMaster.
The reform measures were supposed to be the crux of South Carolina's response to one of the country's deadliest prison uprisings in decades.
That old Charleston drawl was unmistakable.
Sen. Tom Davis hasn't given up on his medical marijuana legislation just yet.
With little to no chance of passing this year, supporters of medical marijuana hope the ongoing pressure on the issue can help build momentum heading into the second year of the legislative session in 2020.
South Carolina lawmakers advanced two "sunshine" bills Thursday that could shed more light onto political campaign ads paid for by secretive groups and their anonymous donors.
A South Carolina state senator standing in the way of a tax incentives package for the Carolina Panthers to build a new $150 million complex in the state warned Wednesday that similar promises of economic development from other NFL franchises have failed to come true.
South Carolina is a house that stands divided when it comes to the issue of offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean — at least if you are following legislation in Columbia.
Gov. Henry McMaster's pick to lead South Carolina's embattled child welfare agency told lawmakers Wednesday he hopes to improve organizational culture and morale there, a commitment that moved him closer to likely confirmation.
A substitute teacher in Alabama accidentally fired his gun in a first-grade classroom recently. No one was hurt, luckily.
"This is a great deal," McMaster wrote in a letter to lawmakers Monday about a proposed tax incentives package to lure the Carolina Panthers to build a practice facility and headquarters in York County. "It will create economic growth and prosperity for our citizens."
A leading South Carolina lawmaker says he is under police protection after a Facebook commenter threatened to shoot him a over a bill that would allow people to carry handguns in the state without a permit.
Tom Mullikin was handpicked by Gov. Henry McMaster last year to defend South Carolina from rising sea levels, persistent flooding and severe storms coming in from the Atlantic.
In early February, Gov. Henry McMaster got a tour of the massive drainage tunnels Charleston is building 140 feet beneath the Crosstown.
Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings, the charismatic and quick-witted former U.S. senator and South Carolina governor who became one of the state's most important national political figures, die…
After hours of contentious debate that stretched deep into Tuesday night, a South Carolina House committee voted mostly along party lines to advance a bill to the floor that would ban most abortions in the state.
As South Carolina comes to grips with the recent kidnapping and killing of a college student, the case could provide one of the first high-profile tests for the new top prosecutor in Richland County, where experts say convincing juries to sentence someone to death can be more difficult than in other parts of the state.
The impasse over technical policy disputes threatens to curb the clean energy source that has swiftly expanded in the Palmetto State in recent years after legislation initially created an opening for it in 2014 — but with limits that are now being hit.
The bribes included video game consoles, laptop computers, remote speakers and televisions, the indictment said.
Several South Carolina senators criticized the leaders of Santee Cooper on Tuesday for approving bonuses given, in part, to have experienced executives ready to face lawmakers as the General Assembly weighs selling state-run utility.
South Carolina lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday to allow the Legislature to hire new legal and technical advisers who can negotiate with several investment firms and power companies that are interested in buying Santee Cooper, the state-run utility.
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