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Retired officer, SC senator work to fund cancer research

Oct. 16, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — In 2017, retired Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno placed a ribbon magnet on the back of his vehicle signifying his victory over brain cancer. After a car wash, the magnet — representing his fight for survival — disappeared. On Oct. 12, Gov. Henry McMaster held a...

Nuclear reservation operator sued over vaccine mandate

Oct. 15, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The operator of a sprawling federal nuclear reservation in South Carolina says the vast majority of its 5,500 workers are now vaccinated against COVID-19 after the company mandated the shots. But nearly 80 Savannah River Site employees who have...

Dismissal upheld in SC lawsuit over unemployment benefits

Oct. 13, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit against Gov. Henry McMaster over his early exit from federal unemployment programs providing extra money to residents during the pandemic. The unanimous opinion upheld State Circuit...

SC's Tim Scott gives early nod to McMaster in governor race

Oct. 13, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott didn't endorse a primary candidate in South Carolina's 2018 gubernatorial race, but for 2022, he's offering an early nod to incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster. Next month, Scott is the special guest at a fundraiser for McMaster's reelection...

Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

Oct. 11, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively calendared the South Carolina case for oral...

South Carolina's McMaster has raised $3.5M for reelection

Oct. 08, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

In his pursuit of a second full term, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster brought in more than $1 million in the most recent fundraising quarter, eclipsing the amount one of his Democratic challengers has raised overall since launching his campaign. McMaster's...

Mace says fundraising tops South Carolina House '22 hopefuls

Oct. 06, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

In her first congressional reelection campaign, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace said this week that she’s raised more than any other South Carolina House candidate in 2022, seeking to maintain the GOP's hold on a district that has changed party hands twice in the last two election cycles. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Oct. 06, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Oct. 5, 2021. Editorial: McMaster’s pledge for I-73 funding is not best use of COVID relief funding as SC recovers Certainly, we welcome construction of I-73, a project decades in the making that would ultimately benefit the...

The Latest: Manufacturer recalling some at-home test kits

Oct. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

COVID-19 test kit maker Ellume is recalling some at-home tests after learning that they were reporting a higher-than-expected rate of false positive results indicating someone has the virus when they do not. The Australian company has said the tests were shipped to U.S....

Court keeps South Carolina school mask mandate ban on hold

Oct. 05, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

South Carolina districts can continue to require face coverings to protect against the coronavirus in the state's schools under an appellate court's decision this week. On Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request...