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Gov. Henry McMaster speaks during a meeting of the Accelerate SC economy initiative in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP)

Clemson plans in-person classes; SC to reopen attractions

May. 20, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson University plans to hold in-person classes in the fall but synchronize them with online instruction so if a student is infected with COVID-19 — or a second wave of infections closes campus — learning won't be disrupted. Also on Wednesday, South Carolina Gov....

In this March 26, 2020, Patrick Goodman cuts Keith Donaldson's hair at Creative Image barber shop in Columbia, SC. South Carolina's governor has not given a stay at home order closing non-essential businesses, but Columbia did pass an order, which will close Goodman's shop. (AP Photo /Jeffrey Collins).

Virus means no fall break as shaggy in SC return to barbers

May. 18, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's major universities has a back-to-campus plan that cancels fall break next semester and ends in-person classes before Thanksgiving to avoid getting caught in a second wave of coronavirus infections. Also on Monday, Gov. Henry McMaster agreed to give the General...

Jennifer Inman, wearing a mask, serves a table of diners at Dead Dog Saloon in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Rules for outdoor dining in South Carolina amid the coronavirus were relaxed on Monday. May 4, 2020. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Public schools, University of SC hope for fall return

May. 6, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina announced plans Wednesday to return to on-campus classes in the fall as public school educators brainstormed back-to-school ideas, both keeping in mind the need to protect students, professors and employees from the coronavirus. A key component to...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 22, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 20 The Post and Courier on Gov. Henry McMaster reopening beaches: Even before Gov. Henry McMaster had announced his plan to reopen South Carolina’s beaches, several beach communities announced that they wouldn’t be lifting entry...

Medical University of South Carolina healthcare providers dress in protective suiting, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., as they get ready to open the hospital's drive-thru tent for patients who are being tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Citadel Mall parking lot. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

As SC tops 100 COVID-19 deaths, leaders look toward future

Apr. 15, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is still a few weeks away from a likely peak of coronavirus cases, but leaders at the state's comprehensive teaching hospital said it's time to plan for how to restart parts of society that have been shut down. The Medical University of South Carolina discussed plans...