Governor Henry McMaster

AccelerateSC now offers centralized dashboards for COVID-19, economic data and more

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– According to the Office of the Governor, the state’s coronavirus response website, accelerate.sc.gov, now provides a centralized location for viewers to look at coronavirus dashboards and economic revitalization data. Once on the website, users can scroll down to access dashboards regarding employment, education, business, economy, social impact, COVID-19 impact and CARES Act funds. “One of our fundamental…

Opening arguments begin in CARES Act lawsuit

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Friday morning, the South Carolina Supreme Court began hearing opening arguments in a lawsuit against Governor Henry McMaster’s decision to use CARES Act funds on private school vouchers. In July, Governor McMaster announced his plan to use $32 million in COVID-19 federal relief funds on these vouchers. The funding was blocked after Orangeburg County attorney Skyler Hutto…

Last call: Governor bans alcohol sales at SC Bars, restaurants after 11pm

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready for last call. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s order to stop the sale of alcoholic beverages in all bars and restaurants after 11:00 PM, takes effect tonight. ABC Columbia image On Friday, McMaster said the order was  to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 between young adults in South Carolina. Governor Henry McMaster said, “We know…

Ready to reopen? Governor McMaster lifts more restrictions

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is reopening more places as the state lifts Coronavirus restrictions. But at the same time the Governor extended the State of Emergency. Governor McMaster briefing The Governor also released a statement about safety: “South Carolinians know what they can do to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, and it’s incumbent upon…

Governor McMaster says he welcomes protests in SC, but will not tolerate violence

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– In a briefing Sunday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, along with state and local leaders, gathered to address Saturday’s violent eruptions in Columbia and Charleston. In the briefing, McMaster was clear,  he said we welcome protests,  we welcome people speaking their mind.  McMaster said we welcome those to assemble peacefully, the Governor said they learn from…

Governor McMaster to lead Accelerate SC meeting

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Tuesday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will lead the second meeting of Accelerate SC, at 2 pm. Accelerate SC ABC Columbia image According to the governor’s office,  McMaster created AccelerateSC as a coordinated economic revitalization plan involving small and large business owners, leaders in manufacturing, healthcare professionals, education professionals, and local government officials. ABC Columbia news…

Governor McMaster opens Public Beach Access, and certain Retail Businesses under new Executive Order

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Monday, under a new executive order, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced that local officials have the authority to restrict access to beaches, as they see fit. But he is opening access to the State’s beaches. According to the release from the Governor’s office, Governor McMaster also issued Executive Order 2020-28, which removes restrictions on public access…