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Prosecutor in deaths of prominent legal family steps aside

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina prosecutor whose office was run for decades by a prominent legal family which had two members killed in a shooting has excused himself from any prosecution in the case. Solicitor Duffie Stone quietly turned the … more

State reverses, now requires masking on school buses

COLUMBIA - South Carolina students will again be required to wear masks on school buses starting Monday as COVID-19 cases among children and students are rising rapidly and health care workers are increasingly struggling to deal with the crush of … more

South Carolina reverses, requires masks on school buses

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina students will again be required to wear masks on school buses starting Monday as COVID-19 cases among children and students are rising rapidly and health … more

S.C. virus money ideas: I-26 widening, body cameras, broadband

COLUMBIA - South Carolina should spend its share of federal COVID-19 relief money on needs as diverse as statewide broadband internet, body cameras for all police and jumpstarting the widening of Interstate 26 between Charleston and Columbia, … more

Black church shooter's conviction, death sentence upheld

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction and sentence of a man on federal death row for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina … more

Masks required by some schools in defiance of state provision

COLUMBIA - A growing number of school districts in South Carolina are defying a provision from state lawmakers banning mandatory face coverings for students. But not all are following suit. Many districts remain afraid that the General Assembly … more

Soldier found guilty in video confrontation with Black man

COLUMBIA (AP) - A noncommissioned Army officer depicted in a viral video accosting and shoving a man in a South Carolina neighborhood has been convicted of third-degree assault. A magistrate judge found Fort Jackson Army Sgt. Jonathan Pentland … more

ACLU sues over S.C. ban on school mask mandates

The American Civil Liberties Union, representing disability rights groups and parents of children with disabilities, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over a South Carolina law that bans school districts from requiring face masks, arguing the ban … more

New state rules require prosecutors to share evidence of innocence

CHARLESTON (AP) - South Carolina prosecutors are now required to share evidence of innocence they find even after a defendant is convicted of a crime. The changes to the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct were announced last week, The … more

South Carolina man nearly lost his pregnant wife to COVID-19

COLUMBIA (AP) — Cierra Chubb was a healthy 33-year-old, pregnant with her third child.She wasn't sure whether she should get vaccinated against COVID-19. There was no certain data about the … more

Golf cart driver dies in crash on S.C. 261 in Sumter County

DALZELL (AP) — A 74-year-old man died after the golf cart he was driving got struck by a car on a South Carolina highway, authorities said. The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating … more

Clean needles depend on blue blood of horseshoe crabs

CHARLESTON - It's one of the stranger, lesser-known aspects of U.S. health care - the striking, milky-blue blood of horseshoe crabs is a critical component of tests to ensure injectable medications such as coronavirus vaccines aren't … more

S.C. health board joins groups asking to end school mask ban

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's health agency became the latest group Friday to ask lawmakers to make it clear that school districts can require students to wear masks without losing state budget money or any other penalties. The General … more

AG sues Columbia over city's mask mandate for students

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top prosecutor on Thursday sued the state's capital city over a school mask mandate that officials allege violates state law. Columbia's school mask order conflicts with a state budget requirement that went into effect … more

AG sues Columbia over city's mask mandate for students

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's top prosecutor on Thursday sued the state's capital city over a school mask mandate that officials allege violates state law.Columbia's school mask order … more

3 students shot in drive-by shooting outside Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School

COLUMBIA (AP) — A South Carolina high school will remain closed the rest of this week after three students leaving school for the day were hurt Wednesday in a drive-by shooting just off … more

More South Carolina colleges requiring masks after high court's ruling

COLUMBIA - More South Carolina colleges and universities are requiring students and educators to mask up to limit the spread of COVID-19 after the state Supreme Court ruled the schools can legally do so. Coastal Carolina University will require … more

Sheriff: Arrest in '92 cold case death of baby girl in river

ROCK HILL (AP) — Nearly 30 years after an infant girl's stabbed body was found floating on a South Carolina river, authorities announced the arrest Tuesday of the child's mother and said she … more

S.C. House reps look to spend $2.5B in federal pandemic aid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are considering all the ways they could spend the $2.5 billion in federal pandemic relief dollars that will soon flow into the state.A group of … more

State Supreme Court rules USC allowed to mandate mask wearing on campus

COLUMBIA (AP) - The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a mask mandate instituted by the University of South Carolina last month does not violate a state budget proviso banning discriminatory face covering requirements. University … more
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