The governor selected Van McCarty, who had been serving as the National Guard's second in command for five years. He will replace Bob Livingston, who was elected twice to the state's highest military office since 2010.
The push to increase the pay for teachers in South Carolina continues to build as lawmakers prepare to debate how to improve a faltering education system which trails other states in nearly every measure.
South Carolina lawmakers are pushing a bill to exempt federal workers in South Carolina from being penalized for not paying their property taxes on time as the federal government's record-setting shutdown heads toward its fourth week.
Tim Scott only said what many other people were already thinking.
The state Department of Social Services is distributing food stamp benefits early as a result of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, which is now the longest in the country's history.
The window of opportunity to submit bids for Santee Cooper closed Monday, as state lawmakers remain split about whether to offload the state-run utility, its 179,000 customers and its nearly $8 billion of debt.
South Carolina lawmakers are again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana for treatment of critically ill patients in the state.
The Public Service Commission voted to change course and explicitly call out the utility company and its former executives after S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas asked the regulators to do so earlier this month.
True story: South Carolina didn’t formally endorse a woman’s right to vote until three weeks before the first man walked on the moon.
And now, Coach Henry “Dabo” McMaster’s inaugural pre-game pep talk to the General Assembly:
After falling just short in the 11th hour last legislative session, clean energy advocates are renewing their push to ease restrictions in South Carolina on how much energy rooftop solar customers can sell back to the power grid. But they have already met an initial setback.
The folks at Nix 526 got a double dose of bad news last week.
South Carolina's new Democratic congressman on Tuesday unveiled his plans for keeping offshore drilling and seismic testing blasts away from the state's coastline with a bill that would ban such action for 10 years.
In the first legislative action of 2019, the Senate's judiciary committee advanced a bill that would ensure Gov. Henry McMaster and his sucessors can't temporarily appoint someone to a state agency or board without senators' consent.
Tyler Jones, one of South Carolina's top Democratic consultants, is taking on a new role as the state director for a group that is trying to build momentum for a potential Beto O'Rourke presidential campaign.
So 2019 is off to a stellar start — 800,000 federal employees out of work, the stock market on a roller coaster and Nikki Haley lost her Twitter.
Many Republicans talk about being the big-tent party, but Larry Kobrovsky is actually planting the stakes.
Several state lawmakers want to create a new commission to redraw the state's legislative and congressional districts after 2020, but it's far from certain enough of their colleagues will agree.
Few people will mourn the passing of 2018, hereafter known as the Year of the Water.
Recently impeded by the farm bill, the Trump administration will attempt to go through the USDA to alter food stamp rules.
A South Carolina school shooting will soon become a test case for court rulings that restrict life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, after a 16-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of murder.
Just when South Carolina begins to look relatively sane compared to other states, the GOP comes along and says “hold my beer.”
Collman Lloyd, 7, of Lexington, SC, told The Post and Courier that she enjoyed her Christmas Eve chat.
Nearly 11,000 South Carolina women had abortions last year, but fewer than half that many procedures were performed by providers in the state.
Some lawmakers would like to offer voters a second chance to make South Carolina's education chief a governor-appointed position instead of an elected one, but others say it's too soon to try again.
Columbia Democrat Seth Rose has come a long way since a snarling dog attacked him as he first sought public office. He's now one of the Statehouse's new faces.
Toomey is the former CEO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital, one of the many healthcare companies overseen by the agency. He was appointed to the DHEC board by Gov. Henry McMaster in February, six months after the previous director departed.
South Carolina Electric & Gas users, the check is most definitely not in the mail.
South Carolina’s attorney general wants Santee Cooper to stop paying for its executives’ defense attorneys, saying the agency might be violating the state constitution.
So, just about everybody in South Carolina is suing the president — except Gov. Henry McMaster.
South Carolina set out four decades ago to pay for its schools more fairly by lifting its poorest communities and divvying up money based on what it actually cost to teach a child.
South Carolina Electric & Gas customers will pay another $2.3 billion for a pair of useless nuclear reactors, state regulators ruled Friday.
For the first time since last summer, SCE&G ratepayers, investors and employees now have a firm idea for what their future — and their power bills — will hold. Here's how.
The bill will legalize hemp production in all 50 states, assist owners of heirs' property and help the farmers who produce the boiled peanuts, ever-popular in South Carolina.
If signed into law, it would become the first piece of legislation passed by the General Assembly in nearly 20 years that protects children in South Carolina from entering into underage marriages.
South Carolina's utility regulators will decide Friday how much money S.C. Electric & Gas customers will pay over the next two decades for two abandoned nuclear reactors at V.C. Summer station.
After losing a state Supreme Court battle, several South Carolina senators want to clarify when and how the governor can appoint people to lead state agencies and boards.
Lower beer taxes and letting breweries transfer beer from one location to another are among the latest proposals to help the state's burgeoning craft beer industry keep growing.
If state Rep. Peter McCoy thought managing South Carolina's response to a multi-billion dollar nuclear power debacle was tough, his next job as S.C. House Judiciary Committee chairman may be even tougher.
Federal lawsuits expected to be filed in Charleston on Tuesday by conservation groups, mayors and businesses, claim leases for oil and natural gas testing offshore violate the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, which prohibits harassing or killing animals such as whales or dolphins.
State Rep. Mike Pitts is poised to take over the Conservation Bank weeks after leaving the Statehouse, thanks in part to some legislative maneuvering.
With political pressure mounting, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney General Alan Wilson spoke last week about their opposition to President Donald Trump's effort to open up the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling.
State lawmakers want to increase the training requirements for law enforcement officials who transport mentally ill patients — a common practice in South Carolina. They are also weighing whether to make it easier for family members to transport people who are seeking treatment at a hospital or another pyschiatric facility.
S.C. lawmakers often say they don’t know where to start fixing the school system because comprehensive changes would be complicated and contentious. But they have also shelved report after report suggesting detailed fixes.
It’s easy to beat up on the South Carolina Legislature.
Unlike other states, South Carolina isn't involved in a legal movement to thwart oil and gas drilling off the coast.
Lawmakers missed a Sept. 30 deadline to approve a new farm bill before the last one expired. After facing a series of setbacks in recent years, South Carolina farmers are left waiting and hoping for the key safety net to pass out of Congress soon.
Utility regulators will announce next Friday how much money S.C. Electric & Gas customers will be forced to pay over the next two decades for two unfinished reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear station.
For the second time in as many years, a South Carolina judge up for re-election was ousted from their position during their screening with the state's judicial oversight panel.
Marvin Pendarvis doesn’t want to make it legal for people to avoid paying rent.
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