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Football powers converge to support South Carolina athlete compensation bill

Feb. 06, 2024 16:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney, South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer and Coastal Carolina football coach Tim Beck all came together at the Statehouse to urge lawmakers to pass a law allowing their schools to directly compensate their athletes. The...

South Carolina woman seeks clarity on abortion ban in lawsuit backed by Planned Parenthood

Feb. 05, 2024 13:57 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who traveled elsewhere for an abortion just days after reaching six weeks of pregnancy wants a court to affirm that the state’s ban on the procedure — when a “fetal heartbeat” can be detected — should not take effect until later in a...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 25, 2024 07:33 AM EST

Index-Journal. January 18, 2024. Editorial: Hutto proposal has appeal, but needs vetting State Sen. Brad Hutto has an interesting proposal, one he made a couple of years ago too, as a means of luring medical doctors into the Palmetto State’s rural areas. Cover a...

Trump is joined by South Carolina leaders at New Hampshire rally as he tries to undercut Haley

Jan. 21, 2024 10:12 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump surrounded himself with leaders from Nikki Haley's home state in a show of strength before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Trump was joined at a rally at the NHU Arena in Manchester on Saturday night by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, the...

Nikki Haley has spent 20 years navigating Republican Party factions. Trump may make that impossible

Jan. 20, 2024 21:52 PM EST

When Nikki Haley was a South Carolina legislator, she backed budgets boosted by federal aid. Running for governor, she criticized a “bailout culture” and dependence on Washington. She once called the Confederate battle flag a heritage symbol and sidestepped calls to remove it...

Longest currently serving state senator in US plans to retire in South Carolina

Jan. 10, 2024 15:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The longest currently serving state senator in the U.S. doesn’t plan to run for office again this year in South Carolina. Democratic Rep. Nikki Setzler was elected to the Senate in 1976 and has served ever since. He said after prayerful consideration he knew...

Nikki Haley draws more attacks from Republican rivals after a televised town hall in Iowa

Jan. 04, 2024 23:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley's rivals for the Republican presidential nomination are ratcheting up their attacks on her as Iowa's first-in-the-nation voting draws closer. The barbed news releases, attack ads and amped up back-and-forth come as the former South Carolina governor...

Nikki Haley doesn't mention slavery when asked what caused the Civil War. She later walks that back

Dec. 28, 2023 13:47 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley was asked at a New Hampshire town hall about the reason for the Civil War, and she didn’t mention slavery in her response. She walked back her comments hours later. Asked during Wednesday night's town hall in...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 28, 2023 07:20 AM EST

Times and Democrat. December 21, 2023. Editorial: Don’t let fire be deadly force during holidays Many hallmarks of the holiday season -- including Christmas trees, holiday decorations and festive meals -- present potential fire hazards that contribute to an annual...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 21, 2023 13:57 PM EST

Post and Courier. December 20, 2023. Editorial: Don’t slash SC ethics fines; kick deadbeats off the ballot When U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace finally decided to close her 2018 legislative campaign account last week, she demonstrated just how simple the process is: She...