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Doctors battle false information as they encourage flu shots

As Dr. Deborah Greenhouse moved through a recent day of treating sick youngsters and performing wellness checks, she found herself batting down conspiracy theories linking the common flu vaccine to the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. The … more

COVID-19 returning in S.C.; Greenville is new hot spot

COLUMBIA - After finally knocking down a two-month summer spike in COVID-19 cases, officials in South Carolina are worried things will get worse again if people don't continue to wear masks and stay socially distant throughout the holidays. The … more

Graham, Harrison near end of well-funded fight

GREENVILLE - As they cast ballots for U.S. Senate, South Carolina voters are faced with a choice: Reelect a powerful incumbent with a senior legislative role who has helped place conservative justices on the Supreme Court, or opt for a new … more

U.S. Rep. Wilson seeks 10th term

WEST COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District has been in Republican hands for more than 50 years, but Democrats see 2020 as their best chance in decades to try to turn the conservative area from red to blue. On Tuesday, U.S. … more

Judge: SC cannot reject ballots due to mismatched signatures

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina ruled Tuesday that local election boards cannot reject voters' ballots on the basis of mismatched signatures and must review and … more

Large events in S.C. almost always OK'd as COVID-19 cases climb

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS South Carolina's business agency has approved more than 90% of the more than 800 events that planned to attract at least 250 people since the governor removed the coronavirus-related ban on the gatherings in early … more

In October, Graham rakes in $1M per day for Senate race

COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has continued to rake in campaign cash in the closing days of his bid for a fourth term, raising about $1 million a day for the first two weeks of October. Early Friday, Graham's campaign said it had … more

2 jailed after S.C. deputy was killed during traffic stop

GREENVILLE (AP) - Two people were in custody after a South Carolina deputy was killed and several other people were injured when a traffic stop on Interstate 85 went awry, authorities said. The State Law Enforcement Division said Ray Kelly was … more

Drive-through S.C. fair draws thousands

COLUMBIA (AP) - Organizers said thousands of people turned out to peer at agricultural exhibits from their car windows and grab to-go funnel cakes at a drive-through fair in South Carolina. The more than 150-year-old South Carolina State Fair … more

S.C. authorities break up party amid pandemic

COLUMBIA (AP) - Authorities in South Carolina broke up a party where at least 2,000 people were gathered without taking precautions to prevent spreading the coronavirus, fire officials said. The gathering occurred Saturday at an apartment complex … more

South Carolina authorities break up huge party amid pandemic

COLUMBIA (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina broke up a party where at least 2,000 people were gathered without taking precautions to prevent spreading the coronavirus, fire officials said.The … more

S.C. mother convicted in deaths of 2 newborns left in trash bags

COLUMBIA (AP) - A jury convicted a South Carolina mother of throwing two of her newborns away in trash bags after they were born 13 months apart, but the 32-year-old mother of two other children wasn't in the courtroom Thursday to hear the … more

New S.C. law creates resilience office to address flooding

COLUMBIA - After five years filled with unprecedented flooding, South Carolina has now established an office to marshal the state's efforts in stemming floodwaters and coordinating recovery and relief efforts. Gov. Henry McMaster held a … more

Graham's $28M sets quarterly fundraise record for Senate GOP

COLUMBIA (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has set a fundraising record for Republican Senate candidates, bringing in $28 million in the third quarter of a reelection battle that is swiftly becoming among the more expensive in the … more

Demolitions increase in 1 S.C. neighborhood

HANAHAN - Kyle Dyson just wanted a place to call his own. Dyson had just graduated from Charleston Southern University and gone to work at his father's construction company. He lived in a one-bedroom … more

Graham challenger pushes conservatives toward 3rd candidate

COLUMBIA - In a state known for its political shenanigans, the Senate race in South Carolina is living up to that reputation as campaigning between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison enters its closing days. This … more

Judge rules S.C. commerce officials violated record law

COLUMBIA (AP) - A South Carolina judge has ruled the state's Department of Commerce illegally withheld information about expensive economic development deals it was required to disclose to the public and to news outlets through records … more

State sends $43M in Plexiglass, masks to 1,300 schools, promises more

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's education superintendent said she has sent $43 million of protective equipment to more than 1,300 schools in the state - fulfilling every item in their requests to help them open for in-person classes during the COVID-19 … more

This month in S.C. history: Oct. 18, 1685, Louis XIV revokes the edict of Nantes and French Huguenots flee to S.C.

In the 1560s, the number of Protestants who followed the Calvinist form of religion, or Huguenots, was increasing in France, particularly in the southern and western regions. But the Wars of Religion (1562-1598) diminished their number, and many … more

State's high court rejects private school virus aid plan

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday a program created by Gov. Henry McMaster to allocate $32 million in federal pandemic aid to private and religious schools is unconstitutional because the public money would directly benefit … more
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