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Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration's attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government's partial shutdown, issuing a ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the overall expansion plans. In his order, U.S....

Automotive glass company creating 70 jobs in South Carolina

Jan. 18, 2019 8:29 AM EST

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (AP) — A company that makes automotive glass says it will create up to 70 new jobs in South Carolina. Gov. Henry McMaster's office said in a news release said Fuyao North America will spend $16 million on the project to set up a processing center in Fountain Inn. Fuyao group makes...

Governor names McCarty new South Carolina adjutant general

Jan. 17, 2019 4:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is appointing a longtime deputy in the state's Military Department to be its new adjutant general. McMaster said Thursday he wants Maj. Gen. R. Van McCarty to oversee the state's Army National Guard, Air National Guard, volunteer State Guard and the...

SC gov, legislative leaders want education funding revamp

Jan. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Discussions on education reform are already dominating the beginning of South Carolina's legislative session, and some of the state's top Republicans want an in-depth look at the decades-old formula used to determine how the system is funded. Gov. Henry McMaster, Senate President...

Governor SC spending plan: Teacher raise, income tax rebate

Jan. 15, 2019 4:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster wants to send taxpayers a $200 million rebate, raise teacher salaries by 5 percent and make sure a police officer is present in every school in the state thanks to an unexpected windfall of about $1 billion. McMaster released his proposal for South...

Gov. McMaster to give SC State of the State speech Jan. 23

Jan. 15, 2019 4:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will outline his plans for 2019 in a speech before lawmakers next week. McMaster's office confirmed the governor's State of the State address to the General Assembly will be delivered at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23. It will be McMaster's second State of the...

Human trafficking remains growing problem in South Carolina

Jan. 11, 2019 1:24 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials know human trafficking in South Carolina is a growing problem. A new system to collect data will be a big step toward helping prosecutors, law enforcement, and private groups understand exactly what they are facing, state Attorney General Alan Wilson said Friday. Wilson...

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster sworn into office

Jan. 9, 2019 3:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster took the oath of office Wednesday for his first full term, pledging commitments to economic prosperity and education advances in an address that marked the culmination of years of work to win the office in his own right. "We know that our success in...

The Latest: McMaster promises economic prosperity for SC

Jan. 9, 2019 12:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's inauguration (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Gov. Henry McMaster promised to keep recruiting businesses to South Carolina and lower taxes in his inaugural speech. McMaster used several sports metaphors during Wednesday speech after he took the oath of...

Historic SC Senate day: Lt Gov steps down, Peeler takes over

Jan. 8, 2019 3:01 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lieutenant governor stepped down from his role presiding over the South Carolina Senate for the last time Tuesday after more than 150 years. The Senate unanimously approved a new position called "President of the Senate" on Tuesday to preside over the body like the lieutenant...