Latest South Carolina state government News

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...

Haley says she'll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024

Apr. 12, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, said Monday that she would not seek her party's nomination if former President Donald Trump opts to run a second time. ...

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...

Democrat says registration key to ousting SC's Tim Scott

Apr. 12, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than a year and a half ahead of the 2022 general election, a Democratic state lawmaker is mounting a bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, saying her campaign — with the aim of registering 150,000 new voters across South Carolina — has what it takes to...

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. ...

Open carry, hate crime bills clear deadline in SC Statehouse

Apr. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thursday marked a key deadline in the 2021 South Carolina General Assembly. It's called the crossover deadline. Bills that pass the House or the Senate after Thursday will need a two-thirds vote from the other chamber to get on the calendar. That...

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...

SC Senate approves proposal barring mandatory COVID vaccines

Apr. 07, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate unanimously approved Wednesday a proposal to prevent employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines for workers. The resolution advanced by senators states that employers can’t punish or fire their workers for refusing to...

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...