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Recent articles by Jeffrey:

Weaver wins Republican nomination for SC education leader

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Conservative think tank CEO Ellen Weaver has won the Republican nomination for South Carolina education superintendent. Weaver was the second-place finisher in the primary earlier this month, but vaulted past Palmetto State Teachers Association Executive Director Kathy Maness on Tuesday. Weaver will face Democratic teacher and SC for Ed founder Lisa […] → Read More

SC House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget

SC House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget. By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press. COLUMBIA, S. C. → Read More

Ellen Weaver wins Republican nomination for SC education leader

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Conservative think tank CEO Ellen Weaver has won the Republican nomination for South Carolina education superintendent. Weaver was the second-place finisher in the primary earlier this month, but vaulted past Palmetto State Teachers Association Executive Director Kathy Maness on Tuesday. Weaver will face Democratic teacher and SC for Ed founder Lisa […] → Read More

SC House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly has overturned many of Gov. Henry McMaster’s budget vetoes. But they did agree with the biggest one, taking $25 million out of the $13.8 billion spending plan to try to help bring a supercomputer to Columbia. The money was set aside for what supporters called a […] → Read More

Weaver wins Republican nomination for SC education leader

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina education superintendent candidate backed by the Republican establishment came back from her second place finish in the → Read More

Polls open for South Carolina runoffs happening Tuesday

South Carolina's primaries end Tuesday with only two statewide runoffs, one for each party. → Read More

South Carolina lawmakers to consider $53M in vetoed local projects

Governor Henry McMaster says he allowed projects where lawmakers detailed exactly who got the money and where it was going. → Read More

SC lawmakers to consider $53M in vetoed local projects

The South Carolina General Assembly is returning to Columbia on Tuesday to consider nearly $53 million in local projects that Gov. → Read More

South Carolina runoffs: GOP education race; Democratic US Senate nod

South Carolina's primaries end Tuesday with only two statewide runoffs, one for each party. → Read More

Here's a breakdown of the South Carolina runoff elections

South Carolina's primaries end Tuesday with only two statewide runoffs, one for each party. → Read More

South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh likely to lose license

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh, who faces more than 70 criminal charges after police scrutinized his finances i... → Read More

South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh likely to lose license

Also still unresolved are the shooting deaths of Murdaugh’s wife and son more than a year ago. → Read More

South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh likely to lose license

The South Carolina Supreme Court is likely about to permanently revoke prominent attorney Alex Murdaugh's law license → Read More

Top South Carolina judge wants to revoke Alex Murdaugh's law license

Murdaugh has been ordered to appear at the Supreme Count on Wednesday to argue against being disbarred, but one his lawyers says he won't fight the decision. → Read More

Top SC judge wants to revoke Alex Murdaugh’s law license

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court wants to revoke the law license of attorney Alex Murdaugh, saying there is overwhelming evidenc... → Read More

Lawmakers pass $13.8B SC budget with large tax rebates, cuts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A $13.8 billion budget that sends hundreds of dollars of rebates to many South Carolina taxpayers as well as cutting their income tax rates is on its way to Gov. Henry McMaster’s desk. The House and Senate each passed a compromise spending plan Wednesday. It also would raise the minimum salary […] → Read More

McMaster, Cunningham win primaries; to face off in November

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary. Cunningham has touted the fact that he is the only Democrat in the state over the past decade to flip a […] → Read More

Joe Cunningham wins SC Democratic nominee for governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary. Cunningham has touted the fact that he is the only Democrat in the state over the past decade to flip a […] → Read More

SC education superintendent primaries end in one runoff, apparent victory in other contest

A total of nine candidates are seeking to replace Molly Spearman. → Read More

McMaster, Cunningham win primaries; to face off in November

Former U. S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary. Cunningham has touted the fact that he is the only Democrat in the state over the past decade to flip a Republican seat in a major race, a win that got him one term in the U. S. House. He has made… → Read More