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South Carolina suspends some veterinary requirements to facilitate animal evacuations due to Ian

South Carolina officials have issued a temporary waiver of certain requirements for farm and companion animals being evacuated from Florida because of Hurricane Ian.The action was requested by animal … more

Midlands Fall Plant and Flower Festival Oct. 7-9

STAFF REPORT WEST COLUMBIA - Mark your calendars for the 2022 Fall Plant and Flower Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Highway, on Oct. 7-9. Shop for fall plants, flowers, pumpkins, gourds and other home, yard … more

South Carolina cannabis fight persists in farmer's lawsuit

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina farmer is suing several state agencies in federal court on grounds they conspired to deny him his due process rights after authorities in 2019 destroyed his hemp crop, which was grown in unregistered fields. In a … more

Child, 3, accidentally shoots and kills mother in Spartanburg home

SPARTANBURG (AP) — A mother was shot and killed by her 3-year-old child who found a gun inside their South Carolina home, authorities said.Cora Lyn Bush, 33, died at the hospital a short time … more

Sept. 13, 1762: Gov. Boone refuses oath of office to Christopher Gadsden

When Thomas Boone took over as governor of South Carolina in 1761, the locals hoped he would prove sympathetic to their call for increased legislative power. Boone was related to the Colleton family of Carolina, so the colonists thought he might be … more

In South Carolina, Harris urges students to vote in midterms

COLUMBIA (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris visited two historically Black colleges in South Carolina to push for voter registration as she focuses on places and demographics that will be key … more

Worker was dead in Belk department store bathroom for 4 days

COLUMBIA (AP) — A 63-year-old worker died in the public bathroom of a South Carolina department store, but her body was not discovered for four days, authorities said.Bessie Durham, a janitor … more

2022 already sets record in state with 7 babies safely given up through Daniel's Law

COLUMBIA (AP) - Seven mothers have given up their babies in South Carolina so far in 2022, more than any year since the state passed its safe haven law more than two decades ago. The babies were all given up at hospitals, according to data from … more

Harris returns to South Carolina to boost voting in midterms

COLUMBIA (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting two historically Black colleges in South Carolina to push for voter registration as she focuses on places and demographics that will be … more

S.C. nuclear fuel plant can keep running for 40 years

COLUMBIA (AP) - Federal officials have granted a South Carolina factory which is just one of three in the country making fuel for nuclear plants a license to keep operating for 40 years. Environmental groups had fought the new license for … more

S.C. House to meet after divergent Senate abortion ban

COLUMBIA - South Carolina Republican lawmakers will keep trying to enact new abortion restrictions later this month. Speaker Murrell Smith of Sumter announced Monday that the House will meet on Sept. 27, more than two weeks after the Senate sent … more

Pregnant Black activist serving 4 years for protest comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A pregnant Black activist serving four years in prison for her behavior at racial justice protests will have her sentence reconsidered as she struggles to reach her due … more

After abortion vote, S.C. Senate looks to House, January session

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly three months after the Supreme Court opened the door for a new abortion law, the South Carolina Senate sent a bill revising the state's previous six-week ban back … more

S.C. Democrats call on their party's U.S. Senate nominee to quit

COLUMBI. (AP) — The South Carolina Democrat vying to oust Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is facing calls from within her own party to fold her campaign, following the publication of additional … more

Republican filibusters South Carolina abortion ban bill

COLUMBIA (AP) — A Republican state senator who opposes a ban on almost all abortions in South Carolina said Thursday he will argue against the bill until his colleagues can get the votes to end … more

Abortion floor debate splits South Carolina Republicans

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate's three Republican women all said Wednesday that they could not support an abortion ban that did not include exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Two different attempts to get the exceptions … more

Abortion floor debate splits South Carolina Republicans

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's looming Senate debate on an abortion ban that would no longer include exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest is likely to feature Republicans … more

Judge says S.C. electric chair, firing squad unconstitutional

COLUMBIA  — A South Carolina judge ruled Tuesday that the state's newly created execution firing squad, as well as its use of the electric chair, are unconstitutional, siding with four … more

Rape, incest exceptions pulled from S.C. abortion bill

COLUMBIA (AP) — A group of South Carolina senators voted Tuesday to remove exceptions for rape and incest from a proposed abortion ban with Democrats choosing not to vote in what appeared to be … more

Stained glass Jesus stays as church is turned into apartments

COLUMBIA - Columbia's old Rosewood Baptist Church may never not look like a church. This fall, when residents fill into modern new apartments inside the half-century-old sanctuary, they'll set their dining tables beneath 40-foot arched windows, … more
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