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Federal freeze on most evictions ends Saturday

(ABC News) -- The end of a federal freeze on most evictions tomorrow is raising concerns that thousands of South Carolina residents will be unable to afford their monthly rent and face eviction. Millions…

UofSC will once again require masks inside campus buildings

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) - The University of South Carolina announced Friday it would immediately begin requiring face coverings inside campus buildings. The University cited low vaccine uptake statewide and high disease transmission rates in Richland County as reason for the…

Congress passes emergency bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation that will bolster security at the Capitol, repay outstanding debts from the violent Jan. 6 insurrection and increase the number of visas for allies who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan…

McMaster sued after turning down federal unemployment aid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Four jobless South Carolinians have sued Gov. Henry McMaster over his decision to exit the federal unemployment programs providing extra money to jobless residents earlier this summer. The residents said in lawsuit filed in state court…

Lawmakers make progress on historic infrastructure plan

(ABC News) --- Two big breakthroughs on Capitol Hill Thursday lawmakers making progress on a historic infrastructure plan. After weeks of negotiating and stalled talks, senators have passed an agreement in a test…

Fed to discuss pullback of economic aid with inflation up

(ABC NEWS/ASSOCIATED PRESS)  WASHINGTON -- With inflation uncomfortably high and the COVID-19 Delta variant raising economic concerns, a divided Federal Reserve will meet this week to discuss when and how it…

Mayor of Swansea accused of Embezzlement, Misconduct in Office

Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)--The South Carolina Attorney General's Office says a Midlands mayor is under indictment. Attorney General Alan Wilson says a Lexington Co. grand jury indicted Swansea Mayor Jerald Sanders on charges…

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