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Supporters of a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina fill the Statehouse lobby for a rally on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina.  The supporters of the heartbeat bill want Senators to vote on the proposal, while Senate leaders said they don't have the votes and it would bog down other debates. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

After setback, SC conservatives keep pushing abortion bills

Jan. 23, 2020 2:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers don't appear ready to debate a bill that would ban nearly all abortions this session, but abortion opponents are pushing some other related restrictions. On a party-line vote Thursday, a Senate subcommittee approved a Republican-sponsored bill that would ban...

Text of South Carolina governor's State of the State address

Jan. 22, 2020 7:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The text of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's 2020 State of the State address as prepared. ___ Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, my fellow South Carolinians: I begin tonight by recognizing those South Carolinians in...

Accreditation board: McMaster had undue influence on search

Jan. 19, 2020 2:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The group that awards accreditation the University of South Carolina has determined Gov. Henry McMaster had undue influence on last year's search for a new president. The determination by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools means the university will have to submit a...

Employees on SC health plan now can get virtual urgent care

Jan. 9, 2020 2:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina is providing free urgent care visits online for people on the state's health care plan. People needing medical care for things like colds, stomach viruses and other minor ailments can go to or call 843-261-5940 and arrange a visit...

University of South Carolina Board of Trustees Chairman John von Lehe, seated at left, listens as House lawmakers question him about a bill that would toss all the current trustees off the board by summer 2021 and reduce the number of trustees, Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. There is a bill introduced in the Senate that would also reduce the number of trustees. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Bill to cut University of SC trustees spurs diversity debate

Jan. 8, 2020 2:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chairman of trustees for South Carolina's largest university defended his board Wednesday as three powerful state House members questioned the board's commitment to diversity and financial responsibility. The focus was a bill, sponsored by House Speaker Jay Lucas, that would...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, an Isle of Palms resident clears the drain on Hartnett Blvd. during Hurricane Dorian at the Isle of Palms, S.C., in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

2020 Democrats, corruption and another hurricane: 2019 in SC

Dec. 28, 2019 8:46 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some traditional things about living in modern South Carolina — visits from presidential candidates, evacuations from hurricanes and lawmakers touting reform — dominated the news in 2019. There was plenty of high-profile crime, too, including a father sent to death row...

SC med school campus opening in former department store

Dec. 27, 2019 1:23 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina's new campus is opening in a former department store at a mall. Dec. 30 is the opening date for the 128,000-square-foot (11,900-square-meter) MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion at the Citadel Mall, The Post and Courier reports. The...

South Carolina educator to lead University of West Georgia

Dec. 23, 2019 3:52 PM EST

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — A South Carolina educator will be the next president of the University of West Georgia. The Georgia Board of Regents voted on Monday to name Brendan Kelly, now the leader of the University of South Carolina Upstate, as president of the 13,000-student public university in Carrollton....