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GOP governors lend support to Mississippi anti-abortion law

Jul. 29, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

Led by South Carolina's Henry McMaster, a dozen Republican governors are wading into a court fight over a Mississippi law to restrict abortion, the outcome of which could have implications for similar measures across the country. On Thursday, attorneys for McMaster...

McMaster sued after turning down federal unemployment aid

Jul. 29, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four jobless South Carolinians have sued Gov. Henry McMaster over his decision to exit the federal unemployment programs providing extra money to jobless residents earlier this summer. The residents said in a lawsuit filed in state court Wednesday...

SC health officials encourage masks, vaccines in schools

Jul. 29, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials are still recommending students and teachers wear masks indoors to curb COVID-19's spread in the upcoming school year, though state lawmakers have already banned school districts from requiring the face coverings. ...

South Carolina unemployment claims continue to drop

Jul. 29, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment benefits are continuing the drop, South Carolina officials said. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce reported a total of fewer than 1,500 first-time claims for the week ending Saturday. That...

Consumer goods company to operate in SC's Laurens County

Jul. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — A consumer goods businesses is bringing its wares to South Carolina's Laurens County. Malouf Companies, which warehouses and distributes home furnishings and other consumer products, is investing $47.2 million in the project...

Without mandates, SC health officials urge voluntary masking

Jul. 28, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina battles an unchecked rise in COVID-19 cases spurred on by the delta variant and dwindling demand for vaccines, state health officials are urging people to follow new federal guidance on wearing masks indoors. But one of the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 28, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. July 26, 2021. Editorial: Want your vote to count? Grab some popcorn and keep an eye on SC legislature Redistricting and gerrymandering aren’t sexy. No summer blockbusters or viral videos will highlight the...

The Latest: S Korea sets another new high for daily cases

Jul. 27, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting a new daily high for coronavirus cases a day after authorities enforced stringent restrictions in areas outside the Seoul capital region seeking to slow a nationwide spread of infections. The 1,896 cases announced Wednesday...

South Carolina says its schools can't follow CDC mask advice

Jul. 27, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

Despite updated federal guidelines recommending indoor mask use at schools nationwide, even for vaccinated students, South Carolina education officials said Tuesday that they won't be able to follow the advice, due to recently passed legislation. A budget proviso that...

Cunningham says plan would boost South Carolina COVID shots

Jul. 26, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham is rolling out a plan to boost South Carolina's COVID-19 vaccinations, a number the former congressman said is low due to a lack of leadership under Republican Gov. Henry McMaster. ”We are on the verge of another major...