Van McCarty speaks to reporters Thursday after Gov. Henry McMaster (left) nominated him to become the next state Adjutant General, succeeding …
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.
Panelists in Columbia explained a huge step in improving South Carolina's education system lies in compensating teachers. Andrew Brown/Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
The South Carolina Statehouse. Andrew Brown/Staff