Longtime University of South Carolina trustee Chuck Allen says he is being ousted from the board because he voted against the controversial hiring of President Robert Caslen. Top GOP lawmakers say it's because he cursed out a lawmaker's wife at a football game.
Some 75 protesters came to the S.C. Statehouse on Tuesday arguing that city and county mask mandates to curb the spread of coronavirus are a breach of constitutional rights and a show of political cowardice.
This is the first installment in a four-part series in The Post and Courier over the coming months leading up to the election that will lay out the policy views of Cunningham and Mace on issues that matter most to South Carolina voters.
Spending that could be put on hold until at least early next year includes $50 million to bump up teachers' pay, $50 million to start making prisons safer, and $12 million to help local governments.
Nineteen years later, the Republican politician stood before The Citadel's Corps of Cadets and told them in a speech Friday that the War on Terrorism will be theirs to fight and, hopefully, finish.
The grant comes from The Center For Tech and Civil Life, a Chicago-based voting advocacy group that is distributing more than $250 million to local governments ahead of November's elections.
The revelation comes before Price's meeting with the state's College and University Trustee Screening Committee on Wednesday afternoon where he will be evaluated on how he has done in his role as chairman.
"The new battleground is the suburbs, which is interesting because it used to be solidly Republican" said Gibbs Knotts, a political scientist at the College of Charleston.
During a campaign event for Republican Nancy Mace in Charleston on Wednesday, the Second Lady admitted the race will be a nail-biter.
The endorsement bodes well for Cunningham — bipartisanship is a major talking point of his campaign — as he faces a tough reelection campaign against Republican Challenger Nancy Mace.
The settlement, which has been in the works for months, will require Santee Cooper and Westinghouse to split the profits from any remaining nuclear equipment that could be used on another construction site.
Gov. Henry McMaster instructed officials at the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce on Wednesday to opt into a plan that will temporarily provide an extra $300 per week in federal assistance to those without a job amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The state's Republican leaders are still deciding whether they will participate with Trump's unilateral plan to redirect $44 billion in federal disaster relief money to finance the new unemployment assistance.
Dominion Energy customers, prepare to shell out more money for your power.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and former U.N. Ambassador and Gov. Nikki Haley addressed the nation on the opening night of the RNC Monday.
Looks like Nikki Haley is just playing for 2024, after all.
It follows weeks of television ads that her opponent Rep. Joe Cunningham and his political action committees have run in the Lowcountry.
South Carolina politicians will take the spotlight of the virtual Republican National Convention Monday night with scheduled speeches from U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and former governor and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Gov. Henry McMaster directed health officials to release guidelines for family visits at nursing homes, though there's no telling when doors will reopen.
The South Carolina Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in the lawsuit over Gov. Henry McMaster's decision to spend $32 million of federal coronavirus relief funds on grants to help students afford private school tuition.
Gov. Henry McMaster has said he won’t order South Carolinians to wear masks in public amid the COVID-19 pandemic because such a mandate would be unenforceable. But cities that have written their own mask rules over the past few months say enforcement has been surprisingly easy.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved a waiver for Greenville-based Miracle Hill Ministries in January 2019 at the request of Gov. Henry McMaster, allowing them to receive federal funding despite a regulation barring discrimination against potential foster care parents on the basis of sexual orientation.
Most Statehouse races are about as suspenseful as a Week 1 college football game.
The votes mark the latest turn in a legal debate over Horry County’s ability to collect a 1.5 percent fee within municipal borders.
Longtime Myrtle Beach attorney Case Brittain won the Republican nomination for the South Carolina House of Representatives District 107 seat during a special primary election Tuesday unofficia…
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, in rural Richland County on Tuesday, said Democrats are committed to preserving the U.S. Postal Service and ensuring absentee and main-in voting will carry on uninterrupted.
The additional money could be pulled from the state's existing unemployment insurance trust fund. But relying on that fund could create some difficult decision for state lawmakers.
There will be a special Republican Primary on Aug. 18 to decide who will get the nomination to represent District 107 in the S.C. House of Representatives.
Charleston had a close encounter with a hurricane this week, but curiously there was none of the typical panic.
It’s probably not the best time to jump on the cruise ship bandwagon — in fact, these days, it’s sort of like buying a ticket for the Titanic.
The lawsuit over Gov. Henry McMaster's decision to spend $32 million of federal coronavirus relief funds on grants to help students afford private school tuition could be headed to the state Supreme Court if attorneys for both sides get their way.
McMaster's attorneys made clear that they consider the issue to be time-sensitive as they seek to administer the program — and the governor vowed to appeal if the judge rules against him.
Dozens of eviction appeals are thrown out each year in South Carolina because renters can't come up with the money.
South Carolina remains one of 19 states with no statewide requirement that residents wear masks in public, even as the Palmetto State has become one of the country’s worst hotspots.
After the board of an elite high school voted for online-only instruction this fall, Gov. Henry McMaster replaced several members.
Stacia Canady is one of the more than 685,000 South Carolinians who sought out the unemployment system since March to support themselves and their families.
Steve Byrne, the former vice president of Cayce-based SCANA Corp., pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding electric customers and lying about construction progress at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. He could face 5 years in prison.
Orangeburg attorney Skyler Hutto argued in a court filing that McMaster's plan violates a portion of the state constitution preventing the government from funding private or religious education.
GOP congressional candidate Nancy Mace declined to give a specific total of what was raised Tuesday night at a fundraiser with Vice President Mike Pence but said her campaign collected "a strong six figures" from the event hosted at her alma mater, The Citadel.
It puts refunds into the pockets of customers who have paid higher power bills for the V.C. Summer project, as well as substantial fees for the attorneys who argued the case against the project's owners.
After local districts attempted for weeks to contact students, reports of thousands of those not accounted for were referred to child safety officials.
The unemployment rate in South Carolina dropped by more than 3 percent from April and May when more than 12 percent of the eligible workforce was estimated to be out of a job.
The 198,318 people trying to sustain themselves through unemployment is beyond anything the state experienced during the Great Recession.
South Carolina's Department of Motor Vehicles reached an agreement earlier this month to share driver's license records with the U.S. Census Bureau, a move that could help the Trump administration determine the citizenship status of residents in the state.
The widow of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney is part of a lawsuit filed Friday in the S.C. Supreme Court asking that the state's controversial Heritage Act be gutted because it oversteps several protections within the state's constitution.
Gov. Henry McMaster's request for in-person classes received immediate pushback from the state's education chief, several state education groups and school districts.
As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It's coming with a big price tag.
COVID-19-related worries are bringing demands for steps to make sure elections just four months away are safe. But long-promised federal aid to help cash-starved states cope is stalled on Capitol Hill.
Combined, the three shadowy organizations were able to spend more than three times what Rankin was able to raise for his own campaign.
It was day of passion at the S.C. Statehouse complex on Friday as dueling protests took place on the fifth anniversary of the Confederate flag's removal from the grounds.
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