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  S.C. reports 197 new cases of COVID-19, and 21 additional deaths

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 143,623, probable cases to 4,319, confirmed deaths to 3,186, and 192 probable deaths.

Amid pandemic, UofSC announces tuition freeze

'Hallelujah’: Darlington Raceway to host two NASCAR Cup Series races in 2021

Corrections Dept. finds prisoner hanging in cell

Coroner names woman killed in Conway shooting; child in critical condition

'Heinous crime’: Conway police plead for information after woman killed, 3-year-old hurt in shooting

  S.C. reports 527 new cases of COVID-19, and 22 additional deaths

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McMaster signs bill to support S.C. firefighters diagnosed with cancer

Witness signature not required on SC absentee ballots after latest ruling

Authorities arrest registered sex offender accused of kidnapping 12-year-old in Florence County

  FIRST ALERT: More rain, thunderstorms possible Tuesday

  S.C. reports 542 new cases of COVID-19, and 10 additional deaths

  After another reversal, witness signatures won’t be required on S.C. absentee-by-mail ballots

For World Rabies Day, health officials warn pet owners to keep animals vaccinated

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is reminding pet owners to make sure their pets stay up to date on vaccinations.

AT&T customers in S.C. experiencing outages

AT&T customers in South Carolina appear to be experiencing interruptions with their service.

Department of Revenue arrests 17 in S.C. accused of evading state income taxes

South Carolina Department of Revenue agents say 17 people, 14 of them in the Lowcountry, are facing charges related to tax evasion.

  ’Save Our Stages’ Act introduced to help live music and performing arts venues

Millions of dollars have been lost when it comes to the performing arts and music scene in the Lowcountry because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Virtual learning physical health impacts on children

  Mother of SC teacher who died from COVID-19 dies weeks after daughter

S.C. reports 569 new cases of COVID-19, 3 confirmed deaths

‘His spirit was with us’: Ceremony held for HCPD officer who died of COVID-19

S.C. reports 639 new cases of COVID-19, 27 confirmed deaths

Former Bamberg Co. Council Chairman charged in connection with sex crimes against minors

State prison system reports 2 additional inmate deaths from COVID-19

South Carolina Department of Corrections officials say two more inmates have died of complications from COVID-19, bringing the total number of inmate deaths to 30.

Bill to allow hospitality fee money to be used to fix flooding issues heads to McMaster’s desk

A bill that would allow hospitality fee money to be used to fix flooding issues is one signature away from becoming law.

Hometown Hero: Medal of Honor recipient honored at former high school in Kershaw County

After receiving the Medal of Honor, Sergeant Major Thomas Payne was honored by officials in Kershaw County.

Tornado touches down in Myrtle Beach, sends beach chairs flying

A tornado touched down in Myrtle Beach Friday afternoon.

Coroner identifies S.C. police officer killed in head-on crash

An Anderson City police officer was killed Friday morning in a head-on crash in Anderson County, according to the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.

Severe thunderstorm warning expires for 3 Lowcountry counties

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Charleston, Dorchester and Colleton Counties.

Scott, Graham respond to report Marine Corps is considering closing Parris Island

South Carolina’s two U.S. senators are responding to reports that the Marine Corps is considering a plan to close its two boot camp locations, including Parris Island in South Carolina.

S.C. reports 647 new cases of COVID-19, 20 confirmed deaths

The latest numbers from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control on Friday said 647 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state, along with 40 new probable cases.

  Judge rules witness signatures required on mail-in ballots

South Carolinians voting absentee by mail must now have their signatures on ballot return envelopes witnessed after the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday issued an order reversing a lower court’s ruling.

Man found dead in woods at abandoned I-20 rest area identified

The coroner still does not know how the man died.

  SC Election Commission works to update electronic poll books

The S.C. Election Commission will be rolling out new state-wide electronic poll books, just in time for the November Election.

S.C. governor suspends Chester Co. supervisor facing meth manufacturing, drug trafficking charges

On Thursday, the council held an emergency meeting, an executive session “to receive legal advice regarding county administrative proceedings,” officials said.

Police actively investigating new tip 28 years after Dail Dinwiddie’s disappearance

Twenty-eight years ago today, on September 24, 1992, 23-year-old Dail Dinwiddie disappeared from Five Points after attending a U2 concert.

Candlelight vigil held tonight at SC Supreme Court in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. on the block of Gervais Street between Main and Sumter streets.

S.C. man with dementia reported missing found safe, police say

Police in Greer say a 78-year-old man reported missing Thursday morning has been found safe.

SC girl reveals sexual abuse after what she learned in health class, deputies say

Kong Yiayengva faces numerous criminal sexual misconduct charges.

S.C. reports 664 new cases of COVID-19, 16 confirmed deaths

The latest numbers from South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control on Thursday said 664 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the state, along with 43 new probable cases.

  S.C. firefighter cancer bill one step closer to becoming law

A bill to help South Carolina firefighters diagnosed with cancer, is one step closer to becoming law.

Officials: 1 hurt after structure fire at Myrtle Beach hotel

Officials said the fire happened on South Ocean Boulevard.

  Woman sues Old Navy after grandson dies following choking incident

A Georgetown County woman is suing Old Navy after she claims her grandson died after choking on a ball dispensed at the store in Myrtle Beach.

  S.C. teachers ‘step out’ during statewide protest over budget

Many South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to take part in a virtual protest over the state’s budget.

Deputies: Man arrested after hostage situation in Darlington County

A man is in custody following a hostage situation Tuesday night in Darlington County, deputies said.

SCDOT: Isle of Palms can’t ban parking along Palms Blvd.

South Carolina transportation officials say they see no safety issues that would warrant removing parking spaces along Palm Boulevard on the Isle of Palms.

S.C. reports 613 new cases of COVID-19, 25 confirmed deaths

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday 613 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Palmetto State along with 53 probable cases.

  LIVE 5 ALERT DESK: AARP talks about voting concerns for seniors including safety, deadlines and guidelines.

AARP says they are committed to making sure Americans age 50-plus can vote safely during the pandemic and have their voices heard.

Frustrations grow as unemployed South Carolinians wait for extra assistance

Governor McMaster announced he was seeking this funding at the end of August and South Carolina was approved for this program on September 1st, according to DEW.

Elton John postpones ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour stop in Columbia to 2022

Fans with tickets for the sold-out performance can use those tickets for the postponed date.

Hazard pay for state workers, teacher pay increases on hold until 2021

The budget will not be taken up on the House floor during the special session.

Feds bust major meth trafficking ring in Lexington, 17 arrested

Officials seized about 35 kilograms (77+ pounds) of methamphetamine, 116 firearms, and “various quantities” of heroin and fentanyl.

S.C. reports 739 new cases of COVID-19, 30 confirmed deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported a jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday that nearly doubled the new cases the previous day.

S.C. teachers group calls for use of personal day Wednesday for protest

The group SC for ED encouraged teachers across the state to take a personal day Wednesday to take part in a virtual protest over Facebook.

  Mother of Faye Swetlik speaks of daughter’s death ahead of park ceremony

It was a little more than seven months ago that 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was reported missing not long after she’d returned home from school.

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

If you have not registered to vote in November’s election, you’re running out of time.

Tuesday marks 31st anniversary of Hugo’s landfall in S.C.

Hurricane Hugo was a Category 4 hurricane when it made landfall near Sullivan’s Island 31 years ago Tuesday.

Chapin family mourns as they mark one year since deadly Lake Murray boat crash

Stan Kiser was on his pontoon boat with his wife and daughter when investigators say they were hit by another boater.

Man accused of shooting, killing 4-year-old brought back to Horry County

A man accused of shooting and killing a four-year-old boy on the Fourth of July in Galivants Ferry is now back in Horry County.

Federal judge says you won’t need a witness signature for your absentee ballot this November

For the General Election in November, South Carolinians voting absentee by mail won’t need a witness signature on their ballot.

  CDC reverses course on COVID guidance update

On Monday, the CDC retracted that update saying it was a draft update that was not finalized and not supposed to be released.

SC parents stop man accused of looking under bathroom stall at Cracker Barrel, chief says

Long said a 15-year-old girl spotted Douglas Lane, 53, looking underneath the bathroom stall.

S.C. reports 393 new cases of COVID-19, 13 confirmed deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says there have been 393 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 new probable cases.

  S.C. Dept. of Mental Health raising awareness for suicide prevention resources

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and resources are available for anyone who may be feeling signs of depression, anxiety, and contemplating suicide.

  FIRST ALERT: Coastal flood warning, high rip current risk in effect Monday

Flooding prompted authorities in Charleston to close several downtown roads Monday afternoon.

Check your tickets: Winning $200K Powerball ticket sold in N. Charleston

A North Charleston convenience store sold a Powerball ticket worth $200,000 in time for Saturday night’s drawing, state lottery officials say.

Sumter man arrested, charged following domestic violence, criminal sexual conduct incident with minor

The minor is now 15 and the mother of Jackson’s 2-month-old child.

Mother requests flowers at site of DUI crash that killed her son who would have turned 25, Monday

Newell's mother lives out-of-state and says, already, the response has been overwhelming.

Midlands woman celebrated with parade for her 100th birthday

Scott’s family decided because of the COVID-19 pandemic that they would hold a birthday parade instead of a party.

SC Legislature 2-week special session ends with money talk

The House and Senate are expected to hash out differences on how to spend the $700 million in federal COVID-19 aid.

  S.C. reports 420 new cases of COVID-19, 13 additional deaths

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 134,494, probable cases to 3,214, confirmed deaths to 3,028, and 171 probable deaths.

US Surgeon General visits Columbia to launch new COVID-19 testing initiative with state leaders

The testing initiative is expected to begin this weekend.

  Million Womxn SC hold vigil in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calls on Senate to delay appointment

The Million Womxn organization plans to mourn the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Saturday evening.

Beaufort County coroner identifies four killed in car accident

The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office has identified the name of the four people that were killed in a car accident Saturday.

Man charged with murder after deadly Horry County shooting

Authorities said he was wanted in connection to a shooting that happened on Sept. 12.

S.C. reports 706 new cases of COVID-19, and 9 additional deaths

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 134,052, probable cases to 3,188, confirmed deaths to 3,017, and 171 probable deaths.

Sumter officials searching for 16-year-old girl suffering from mental illness

Officials say Johnasia Blake was last seen on September 13, around 8 p.m., by her mother at their home on Thistledown Drive.

Officials: Missing boys from Aiken found safe with mother in Florida

Officials said the Matthew and Jerry Kinman were found in good condition at a home in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Vulgar, offensive tweets surface from two of Jaime Harrison’s campaign staffers

Harrison is running against incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham in a close race.

COVID-19 death toll in S.C. reaches 3k mark; DHEC releases mask requirement data

Friday’s report included 766 new confirmed cases of the disease, 36 probable new cases, 21 new confirmed deaths and no new probable death.

  19-year-old roommates charged in shooting at Granby Mills Apartments

Thankfully, no one was hit by gunfire.