The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says more than 700,000 people in the state have filed an initial claim for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began.
An Orangeburg County circuit court judge signed a temporary restraining order Wednesday to prevent the distribution of SAFE Grants designed to help subsidize private and parochial school tuition for lower-income students.
Gov. Henry McMaster announced Monday morning a new program that will provide scholarships or one-time grants to help families subsidize tuition for the state's participating private, parochial or independent schools in the state.
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says the number of people who have filed their first claim for unemployment benefits continues to grow months after the coronavirus pandemic began having a major impact on jobs in the state.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation will participate in a statewide hurricane lane reversal drill on Thursday to make sure crews are prepared in case reversals become necessary this hurricane season.