Author: Associated Press

South Carolina governor, lawmakers push veteran affairs bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and members of the General Assembly are supporting legislation to elevate the Department of Veteran Affairs to a cabinet level position. A bipartisan group of legislators and veterans from various branches of the military held a news conference Tuesday at the Statehouse in support of legislation to create the Division of…

$22B mark 6 years in a row of South Carolina tourism growth

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina officials say new data show tourism has been responsible for $22.6 billion, marking six consecutive years of record-breaking growth for the industry in the state. News outlets report that South Carolina’s tourism director, Duane Parrish, announced the latest figures Monday afternoon in Columbia at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel. The $22.6…