Latest Henry McMaster News

The Latest: Vaccinated prisoners in Alaska can have visitors

Apr. 19, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska prison authorities say inmates who have been fully vaccinated will be able to receive visitors starting this week. A statement from the Department of Corrections says visitation will begin Wednesday by appointment statewide, except for at...

SC governor, biz groups push for COVID liability protection

Apr. 19, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor is pushing state lawmakers to approve a bill that would prevent people who contract COVID-19 from suing businesses and other groups that have followed federal and state health guidelines. In a letter sent Monday to House...

South Carolina governor gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 19, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine Monday morning, nearly four months after testing positive for the virus. McMaster and first lady Peggy McMaster both got the first of two Pfizer doses at a CVS...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Index-Journal on extending the effort behind the South Carolina Highway Patrol's weeklong littering crackdown: One could certainly argue that...

South Carolina sued by private schools who want public money

Apr. 14, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of private schools is suing South Carolina, saying the racist past of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting spending public money on religious or private schools means it should be overturned. The Liberty Justice Center filed its...

South Carolina pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

Apr. 13, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s health department paused distribution of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses on Tuesday after federal health officials announced they were looking into possible links between the vaccine and severe blood clots. The...

McMaster names appointments to South Carolina Ports board

Apr. 13, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster has reappointed six people to the South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors and named one new appointee. The governor picked Greenville attorney Bill Coates to fill an at-large seat on the board, which governs the South...

S Carolina governor bans border kids from state foster homes

Apr. 12, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor issued an order Monday to ban foster care and group homes in the state from taking in unaccompanied children found at the southern border of the U.S. Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, blamed President Joe Biden for a...

Univ. of South Carolina leaders take blame for donor's ire

Apr. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina leaders say it's their fault for not reaching out to Darla Moore after her 89-year-old mother died on April 1, leading the school's biggest donor to write off the university. “I deeply regret the way our response was...

PTC instructor receives Order of the Silver Crescent

Apr. 11, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Kendall Adams said he’s like another parent to his students. Adams, the program director for Commercial Arts and Photography at Piedmont Technical College, spends more time counseling students than teaching them in the classroom. ...