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Court demands more info in South Carolina death penalty case

Jan. 26, 2023 18:45 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered a lower court to collect more information from the Department of Corrections regarding the state agency's attempts to acquire lethal injection drugs. The Thursday order means that it could be four more months until...

SC abortion ban gets hearing for first time this session

Jan. 26, 2023 14:34 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Supreme Court decision five days before the General Assembly returned for 2023 raised the possibility that abortion bans could once more dominate legislative debate in the state. That likelihood increased on Thursday when a House subcommittee...

Trump's return to Facebook could be major fundraising boost

Jan. 26, 2023 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The decision by Facebook's parent company to soon reinstate Donald Trump's account comes at a critical moment for the former president as he tries to build campaign momentum for a return to the White House. Reclaiming his social media megaphone could open an...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 26, 2023 01:54 AM EST

The Index-Journal. January 23, 2023. Editorial: Life in the left lane Move it on over. Rock it on over. Move over little dog, the big ole dog is barreling down. Our state Legislature made it a priority to penalize those slowpokes who take up the left...

Florida leaves Gamecocks behind in 2nd half of 81-60 win

Jan. 25, 2023 21:45 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton scored 18 points and Florida pulled away in the second half to beat South Carolina 81-60 on Wednesday night. Castleton was 7-of-10 shooting and blocked four shots in leading the Gators (12-8, 5-3 SEC) to their fifth win in six games. ...

Dems vote to give states more time on new primary calendar

Jan. 25, 2023 21:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic National Committee panel voted Wednesday to give New Hampshire and Georgia more time to make changes that would allow both to be part of a revamped group of five states leading off the party's presidential primary starting next year. But even as they...

SC governor renews push for abortion ban in State of State

Jan. 25, 2023 20:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster vowed Wednesday to press forward with efforts to further restrict abortion in the state. The Republican governor announced he would file a petition next week for a rehearing in his State of the State speech delivered less...

Democratic response to SC State of the State address

Jan. 25, 2023 20:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here is the text as prepared of South Carolina Sen. Ronnie Sabb of Greeleyville giving the Democratic response to Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State address Wednesday: Good evening. I’m Senator Ronnie Sabb from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where I...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State speech

Jan. 25, 2023 19:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians. We are here tonight to address challenges and...

Prosecutors to Congress: Let state prisons jam cellphones

Jan. 25, 2023 18:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Top state prosecutors from across the country are again urging Congress to pass legislation allowing state prisons to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates, devices the attorneys argue allow prisoners to plot violence and carry out crimes. ...