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South Carolina abortion appellate hearing moved to January

Nov. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Appellate arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law have been pushed into the new year. Oral arguments in the case had originally been planned for next month, but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rescheduled them...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 24, 2021 13:33 PM EST

(Columbia) The State. Nov. 23, 2021. Editorial: Ending tenure at South Carolina’s universities will harm students Academic freedom isn’t some new concept in this country. In 1819, however, when former President Thomas...

South Carolina gov prepares to light state Christmas tree

Nov. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is getting ready to light up the state's Christmas tree. McMaster will flip the switch at the end of Sunday evening's 55th Annual Governor’s Carolighting ceremony at the Statehouse. The...

LGBTQ, sex ed books bring group, protests to Wyoming library

Nov. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the last four months, people have been protesting the presence of sexual education and LGBTQ books in the children’s and teen sections of the Campbell County Public Library. It’s reflective of a larger national trend. Across the country,...

South Carolina bids farewell to late Sen. Hugh Leatherman

Nov. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, South Carolina’s oldest and most powerful state lawmaker, was remembered Friday as an astute public servant and family man who wielded his considerable power without pomp or pretense. “He was usually the humblest...

BMW to expand in South Carolina with $100M logistics center

Nov. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EST

GREER, S.C. (AP) — BMW will expand its South Carolina operations with the construction of a $100 million logistics center, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s office says. The facility will be located near the German automaker’s existing factory in Greer,...

Univ. of S. Carolina donor resigns from presidential search

Nov. 17, 2021 17:15 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A University of South Carolina donor and graduate has resigned from the school's presidential search committee citing concerns the selection process will be a repeat of 2019's controversial search. “I got a gut feeling that the process wasn't...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EST

The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. Nov. 17, 2021. Editorial: Audit plan is good outline for elections A key point about elections: Auditing the results is not about appeasing a losing candidate. The purpose is to ensure the integrity of results --...

McLeod gets Higher Heights' backing for South Carolina gov

Nov. 15, 2021 21:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A national organization dedicated to electing progressive Black women at all levels has given its backing to state Sen. Mia McLeod in the South Carolina governor's race. In its endorsement of the Democrat, Higher Heights for America on Monday...

Gov hopeful Cunningham would suspend South Carolina gas tax

Nov. 15, 2021 11:13 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As pandemic-related supply shortages drive gas prices to record highs across the country, a Democrat seeking to become South Carolina's next governor is suggesting a temporary halt of the state's gas tax as a way to alleviate cost burdens at the pump. ...