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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Index-Journal on extending the effort behind the South Carolina Highway Patrol's weeklong littering crackdown: One could certainly argue that...

South Carolina sued by private schools who want public money

Apr. 14, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of private schools is suing South Carolina, saying the racist past of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting spending public money on religious or private schools means it should be overturned. The Liberty Justice Center filed its...

South Carolina pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

Apr. 13, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s health department paused distribution of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses on Tuesday after federal health officials announced they were looking into possible links between the vaccine and severe blood clots. The...

McMaster names appointments to South Carolina Ports board

Apr. 13, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has reappointed six people to the South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors and named one new appointee. The governor picked Greenville attorney Bill Coates to fill an at-large seat on the board, which governs the South...

S Carolina governor bans border kids from state foster homes

Apr. 12, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor issued an order Monday to ban foster care and group homes in the state from taking in unaccompanied children found at the southern border of the U.S. Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, blamed President Joe Biden for a...

Univ. of South Carolina leaders take blame for donor's ire

Apr. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina leaders say it's their fault for not reaching out to Darla Moore after her 89-year-old mother died on April 1, leading the school's biggest donor to write off the university. “I deeply regret the way our response was...

PTC instructor receives Order of the Silver Crescent

Apr. 11, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Kendall Adams said he’s like another parent to his students. Adams, the program director for Commercial Arts and Photography at Piedmont Technical College, spends more time counseling students than teaching them in the classroom. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ New Georgia...

South Carolina gov meets with Guardsmen at US-Mexico border

Apr. 09, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is making a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit National Guardsmen from the state who are stationed there, according to his office. The trip with South Carolina Adjutant General Maj. Gen. R. Van McCarty comes...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 7 The Index-Journal on the outcry surrounding ‘vaccination passports’: Do you have a driver’s license? If so, do you keep it handy, especially...