An appeals court denied SCE&G’s efforts to block a temporary rate cut to its customers’ electric bills. Those cuts now will stay in place until the S.C. Public Service Commission rules on longer-term rates.
South Carolina drivers have been frustrated all week as Interstate 95 intermittently was shut to traffic as roads flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. I-95 finally was back open -- again -- Friday.
The scandal-torn 5th Circuit solicitor’s office got a new start Friday as Circuit Court Judge Casey Manning swore in Heather Weiss as interim solicitor. Suspended Solicitor Dan Johnson faces corruption charges.
Gov. Henry McMaster announced a $500,000 donation Friday to the One SC Fund to help with statewide recovery efforts from Hurricane Florence. The first round of grants by the fund are expected next week.
Crystal Simmons, a working mother who lives in Wallace, suffered the loss of water, power, phone service and her road during Hurricane Florence. She is among the rural South Carolinians hurt by the storm.
Five SC Irish Travelers — including two grandmothers — were sentenced to prison in federal court Thursday for fraud, including lying to get food stamps and Medicare benefits, and failing to pay income taxes.
Residents in the Pee Dee and Horry County should prepare for a second wave of flooding. The Waccamaw, Lynches, Little Pee Dee and Big Pee Dee rivers are forecast to crest this weekend and into early next week.
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday suspended Richland prosecutor Dan Johnson, indicted Tuesday on more than two dozen federal charges. McMaster also appointed an interim solicitor to lead the prosecutor’s office.
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster is resuming his campaign for governor, a little more than a week after he suspended campaigning as Hurricane Florence approached. Democrat James Smith also is campaigning again.
When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas the flooding aftermath caused transportation officials to close roads and bridges. Once the waters recede, repairs could take months and cost tens of millions of dollars.
An earthquake registered at 2.1 magintude in South Carolina on Sept. 22. The quake happened near Bamberg, SC. It was the second quake to happened in September in South Carolina and the 6th earthquake this year.
A US court denied SCE&G’s actions in a lawsuit that would raise electric rates for South Carolina ratepayers. The court also ruled against SCE&G in other request. The requests come after lawmakers lowered SCE&G’s rates.