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Noem to headline GOP event in early voting S.C.

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month - an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Noem will … more

Gov. McMaster advises vaccine-reluctant to talk to doctors, friends

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's governor said while getting the COVID-19 vaccine was the right decision for him, other people reluctant to get the shot need to talk to friends, pastors and doctors and decide if it is best for them. Gov. Henry … more

Expert: Slain Uber rider's DNA found under man's nails

COLUMBIA (AP) - A forensic scientist testified Friday that DNA found under the fingernails of the South Carolina man accused of killing a woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride is almost definitely the victim's. Prosecutors called several … more

911 call is released in killing of mother, son in South Carolina

COLUMBIA - State police Thursday released the 911 call where a distraught lawyer reported that he found his wife and son shot to death at their South Carolina home six weeks after the still unsolved killings. The seven-minute 911 call didn't … more

Jury sees suspected murder weapon in mistaken Uber ride killing

COLUMBIA (AP) - An investigator showed jurors the suspected murder weapon Thursday at the trial of a South Carolina man accused of killing a woman who mistook the man's car for her Uber ride. The bladed multi-tool resembling a double-handled … more

Witnesses testify in trial of man accused in Uber killing

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina man accused of killing a woman who mistook his vehicle for her Uber ride later tried to clean blood out of the car with bleach, a witness testified … more

Man gets 20 years in S.C. prison in shooting of Cayce officers

CAYCE (AP) — An Orangeburg man who shot at two police officers during a chase will spend 20 years in a South Carolina prison and then 10 years in a federal prison, authorities said … more

SCDHEC warns of health effects from wildfire smoke

COLUMBIA -- Residents of South Carolina should be aware of possible health effects related to smoke from wildfires that originated from fires burning across parts of central and western Canada and … more

3 GOP House members lose appeals over $500 mask fines

COLUMBIA (AP) — Three Republican U.S. House members have lost appeals challenging fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor earlier this year.On Tuesday, the U.S. House Ethics … more

Senate leader expects redistricting process in S.C. to finish by October

COLUMBIA (AP) - The process to draw new districts for South Carolina House and Senate seats as well as the U.S. House kicked off Tuesday with senators hopeful the whirlwind of map drawing, negotiations, public hearings and final vote will take less … more

Prosecutors say man killed student who mistook his car for Uber ride

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina man accused of killing the woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride trapped her in the vehicle hours before her body, riddled with stab wounds, was dumped … more

Prosecutors: Man killed student who mistook car for Uber

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina man accused of killing the woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride trapped her in the vehicle hours before her body, riddled with stab wounds, was dumped … more

Trial starts for man accused in Uber rider's death

COLUMBIA (AP) — Opening arguments are expected Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of killing the South Carolina woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride.Nathaniel Rowland faces kidnapping … more

S.C. zoo to renovate aquarium and reptile building for a year

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina zoo is closing its aquarium and reptile building starting next month for about a yearlong renovation project. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia plans to change the building into a center for reptiles and … more

Bradford pear tree ban begins in 2024

CHARLESTON (AP) - South Carolina is banning sales of a popular but invasive tree. Starting on Oct. 1, 2024, nurseries in South Carolina will be prohibited from selling Bradford Pear and Callery pear trees, according to the Post and … more

Jury selection begins for man accused in Uber rider's death whose body was found in Clarendon County

COLUMBIA (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the criminal trial of a man accused of the 2019 killing of the South Carolina woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride.Nathaniel … more

S.C. horse study committee may discuss gambling too

COLUMBIA (AP) — Some legislators on a committee studying the economic impact of raising and racing horses in South Carolina said the group should also consider legalizing betting on horse … more

Food program cards can be used at some S.C. self checkouts

COLUMBIA (AP) — Families who use a supplemental program to help get healthy foods for pregnant women and children can now use the self-checkout at two national chain stores in South … more

Company says $100M expansion will help to shore up the U.S. medical supply chain

WEST COLUMBIA - A South Carolina-based pharmaceutical manufacturer is launching a $100 million expansion, something officials say is part of a broader effort to develop a domestic medical supply chain missing during months-long waits for imported … more

Why aid is slow to reach tenants in South Carolina

COLUMBIA - A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, … more
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