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Clemson researcher seeks to make peanuts, wheat easier to digest

FLORENCE- Peanuts and wheat are nutritional powerhouses but contain protein allergens that can be detrimental for some people. However, a Clemson University researcher thinks that if he can target these proteins, he can breed for safer, … more

S.C.'s biggest hospice piloting homebound COVID-19 vaccines

COLUMBIA (AP) - As communities across the U.S. work toward finding ways to vaccinate the homebound against COVID-19, South Carolina's largest hospice provider is partnering with state health officials to pilot an effort to vaccinate eligible … more

S.C. lifts pandemic limits on alcohol sales, mass gatherings

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is lifting state pandemic restrictions on mass gatherings and alcohol sales, his office announced Friday.Starting Monday, restaurants and bars … more

South Carolina lawmaker: Trump can be buried at our Capitol

COLUMBIA (AP) — A South Carolina Republican lawmaker said he is filing a bill that would allow former President Donald Trump to buried on the grounds of the state Capitol if Trump is banned … more

South Carolina House passes COVID liability protection bill

COLUMBIA (AP) — A bill that would prevent lawsuits against businesses and other groups by people who contract COVID-19 as long as federal and state health guidelines were being followed passed … more

S.C. House OKs bill tweaking governor's emergency powers

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina House gave key approval Thursday to a bill that would make sure lawmakers have a chance to change or end a prolonged state of emergency issued by the … more

Proposal to stop electing superintendent returns in S.C.

COLUMBIA (AP) — Some lawmakers want to give South Carolina voters another chance to decide if they elect the education superintendent less than three years after they rejected the idea.A … more

Former S.C. utility CEO pleads guilty to nuclear plant fraud

COLUMBIA (AP) — The utility executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a single watt of power pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges … more

South Carolina delays 5-year minimum for stealing packages

COLUMBIA (AP) — A small group of South Carolina lawmakers decided Wednesday to postpone voting on a proposal to create a new law specifically to handle people stealing packages from porches, … more

Woods gets initial OK to be S.C.'s Public Safety director

COLUMBIA (AP) — A small group of South Carolina senators Wednesday approved the governor's nomination of a nearly lifelong member of the Highway Patrol to lead the state Department of Public … more

Former S.C. utility executive to plead guilty in two courts

COLUMBIA (AP) — The utility executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a single watt of power is expected to plead guilty to federal and … more

Georgetown city ordinance encourages home solar installs

GEORGETOWN (AP) — A South Carolina city has approved a zoning change to make it easier for residents to install solar panels, and get credit for any power they contribute to the grid.The … more

Trump remains active, backs S.C. GOP chairman

COLUMBIA (AP) - As political observers mull the future of the Republican Party following the presidency of Donald Trump, the former president is making it clear that he's going to continue to play an active part. Trump is endorsing South Carolina's … more

S.C. considers ban on trans students in girls' sports

COLUMBIA (AP) - House members spent more than an hour Tuesday listening to testimony on a bill in South Carolina that would prevent transgender students from playing on girls' sports teams in middle and high school. It wasn't enough time to hear … more

S.C. teachers, essential workers could get vaccine next month

COLUMBIA  (AP) — Teachers, grocery store employees and other frontline essential workers in South Carolina could be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in two to three weeks, the state's … more

South Carolina pushes to resume executions with electric chair

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina is dusting off its electric chair and trying to restart executions in the state after going nearly 10 years without putting an inmate to death.A House Committee … more

McCoy steps down as South Carolina's U.S. attorney

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's top federal prosecutor says he will resign at the end of the month.U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy submitted his resignation letter to President Joe Biden … more

Businesses pressure lawmakers to pass S.C. hate crime law

COLUMBIA (AP) - Nearly 100 businesses in South Carolina announced Monday they want the state to join 47 other states across the U.S. and pass a hate crime law. The proposal to allow harsher penalties for killings, assaults, stalking, vandalism … more

Georgetown rebuilds network after hacking

GEORGETOWN (AP) — A South Carolina county continues to rebuild its computer network after what it called a sophisticated hacking attempt.Hackers sent an email Jan. 22 that allowed them to take … more

S.C. abortion law suspended 1 day after passage

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's new law banning most abortions was suspended by a federal judge Friday on its second day in effect. Judge Mary Geiger Lewis put a 14-day temporary restraining order on the law and will renew it until she can hold a … more
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