Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order late Tuesday afternoon which gives parents the power to decide whether their children should wear masks in public schools across the state. It goes into effect immediately.
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Governor Henry McMaster announced via Twitter Monday morning that he and first lady, Peggy McMaster, received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Officials from Lexington County notified the public that after a vote Tuesday afternoon, county council has put a temporary stop on new, large-scale residential developments throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. "Unincorporated areas" are defined by any areas that do not fall wi…
The Forestry Branch of Fort Jackson in Columbia is holding a prescribed burn of nearly 194 acres Tuesday that began at 10 a.m., north of McCrady Training Center.
Lexington County officials announced Wednesday that Lynn Sturkie has been named the new County of Lexington administrator as of Tuesday night at the county council meeting.
Governor Henry McMaster updated an executive order Friday, no longer requiring masks to be worn inside government buildings or restaurants. According to the order, the change goes into effect immediately.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin formally announced Tuesday he will not be seeking re-election after his current term ends Dec. 31. There have since been two Columbia City Council members who have announced their candidacy.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin announced Tuesday that he will not be seeking re-election after his current term ends Dec. 31. He held a press conference Thursday afternoon, elaborating on the reasons behind his decision, and his hope for the future of Columbia.
City of Columbia's District Two councilman Edward McDowell Jr. along with Columbia officials, Richland District One, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation have teamed up to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a food drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Residents at The Pointe at Blythewood apartment complex now have access to free face masks, thanks to a donation from Community Keys and Blythewood town councilman Sloan J. Griffin III.
Unemployment benefits for around 14 million people expired Saturday and a partial government shutdown could begin Tuesday, depending on whether President Donald Trump signs into law a pandemic aid and general spending bill or Congress takes action to change the bill or pass another.
It was announced Tuesday that South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has tested positive for COVID-19. His diagnosis comes days after his wife, Peggy, also tested positive.
Members of the Lexington town council voted Monday night 5-2, to reinstate a mask ordinance that will again require a face covering in all grocery stores, pharmacies, big box stores and other retail establishments within the Town limits.
A Richland County council member faced a judge Friday morning after being indicted on 24 charges alleging misconduct in office.
Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday that amends the emergency ordinance extending mask face coverings.
With President-elect Joe Biden declared winner of the 2020 presidential election Saturday, leaders in the Columbia area reacted to the news, including the history-making choice of Kamala Harris as vice president-elect.
The Law Enforcement Memorial on the State House grounds was brightened by blue lights Friday evening, as the South Carolina Fraternal Order of Police hosted a memorial to fallen officers.
Members of the Columbia City Council and Mayor Steve Benjamin chose to extend the city's mask ordinance Thursday, and increase the fine for those who violate it. The vote from the council members was unanimous.
As with many other races, the results were slow to arrive for Richland and Lexington County school board elections. As of Wednesday evening, however, the Lexington County results were complete with more than 90% of the votes counted in all the Richland County races.
According to scvotes.gov, there were 169,573 ballots cast by residents of Richland County in Tuesday's general election. Polling stations were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with special COVID-19 safety precautions in-place.
The cold is not stopping people in the Midlands from voting on Election Day. Lines at polling places in Columbia and West Columbia are coming in waves, as of 8:15 Tuesday morning. Lines in Chapin were already lengthy by 8 a.m.
Election day is Nov. 3, and South Carolinians will have to decide whether to reelect US Senator Lindsey Graham for a fourth term, or if the tides have changed in the Palmetto State. Graham is opposed by Democratic Senate nominee Jaime Harrison, who entered the race in May of 2019.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are a few departments in the Midlands making some additions to their daily appearance to promote awareness.
As in-person absentee voting begins Monday in South Carolina, the presidential election is getting most of the attention. However, one other federal government race and many more at state and local levels will also be on the ballot.
Residents of Lexington and Richland counties who have not yet registered to vote can visit Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church Wednesday on St. Andrews Road to obtain voting information and register.
Around two dozen people gathered at the South Carolina State House Sunday to honor the memory of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The unofficial results of Tuesday's special election for the District 9 seat on Richland County Council show that Jonnieka Farr and Jesica Mackey will enter into a runoff.
Current and former South Carolinians can find out if they have any extra money lying around by visiting the State Treasurer’s Office online. In order to find out if they have any missing money, residents can search for themselves, their family and their friends on Treasurer.sc.gov for free.
Leaders of Lexington and Richland counties gathered in West Columbia at Stone River Thursday morning to acknowledge and honor the “Midlands heroes” who have been essential workers throughout the pandemic. First responders, educators, military, and health care workers were all recognized for …
Governor Henry McMaster along with SCDHEC officials addressed South Carolinians Tuesday afternoon to provide an update on visitation at nursing homes across the state.
Governor Henry McMaster wrote a letter to the chairman of the South Carolina board of Health and Environmental Control Friday, requesting up-to-date visitation guidelines for guests to visit loved ones at nursing homes.
Lexington County residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics and tires, have paper shredded and donate household goods to be reused.
Richland County residents can bring recyclable materials to Columbia Place Mall Aug. 15. The drop-off will be held in a drive-thru format to ensure a safe, socially distanced event.
Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference Friday addressing updates on the state’s precautions for Hurricane Isaias.
Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence traveled to Columbia Tuesday to meet with Governor Henry McMaster regarding the reopening of schools in South Carolina.
Vice President Mike Pence will be in Columbia Tuesday for a visit to boost the candidacy of Lowcountry Representative Nancy Mace (R).
Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference Wednesday to address plans for the upcoming school year. Since March 16, students across the state have completed instruction through e-learning, and plans had not been formally addressed for the fall.
Residents from across the state, and others who traveled from out of state, could be seen Sunday on Lake Murray showing their support for President Donald Trump.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster along with state epidemiologist Linda Bell held a press conference Wednesday to provide a COVID-19 update and urge the public to act responsibly during the Fourth of July weekend.
The City of Columbia is setting up multiple mask distribution sites for city residents who may not have access to masks. Mayor Steve Benjamin and members of the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance last week requiring masks to be worn in public places within city limits.
Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order Friday morning, allowing bowling alleys to reopen and lifting the capacity restrictions of shoppers allowed in retail stores. In the same order, he also announced the extension of South Carolina's state of emergency.