Tag Archives: Henry McMaster

South Carolina To Legalize Executions By Firing Squad

ABC News reports: The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to add a firing squad to the state’s execution methods amid a lack of lethal-injection drugs — a measure meant to jump-start executions in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation. The bill, approved by a 66-43 vote, will require condemned inmates to choose …

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GOP South Carolina Governor Lifts Face Mask Mandate

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster is lifting his mask mandate for state buildings and restaurants and telling state employees still working from home to come back to their office. McMaster’s March 5 update means the Republican governor is no longer requiring face coverings to be worn in state buildings, by restaurant employees or by diners, who …

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GOP South Carolina Governor Is Sick With COVID

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster tested positive for COVID-19 and will undergo an antibody treatment, his office announced Tuesday. The 73-year-old Republican governor is experiencing mild symptoms, including coughing and fatigue. The diagnosis comes five days after first lady Peggy McMaster, also 73, took a routine test that revealed she had the virus. She remains asymptomatic …

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SC Beach Town Linked To Hundreds Of COVID Cases

The Washington Post reports: The pandemic had just started to wane in some parts of the country when South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) lifted some of the restrictions he had imposed, paving the way in April for Myrtle Beach and its surrounding communities to open their hotels fully by mid-May, just in time for Memorial Day. The Grand Strand, …

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SC Gov Allows Restaurants To Reopen Starting Monday

Charleston’s The State reports: Gov. Henry McMaster announced on Friday that he will allow indoor dining at restaurants starting Monday, May 11, though each restaurant will determine whether to open its doors to customers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association had previously pushed to have indoor dining at restaurants by May 18. The …

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South Carolina Gov To Reopen Beaches And Stores

Charleston’s The State reports: South Carolinians will be able to once again shop in-person at some of the state’s retail stores. Gov. Henry McMaster is expected on Monday to lift restrictions he placed weeks ago on some retail stores in the state, including clothing, furniture and jewelry stores. Under the governor’s upcoming directive, department stores and flea markets can reopen …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: HHS Grants Waiver Allowing Foster Care Agencies To Reject LGBTs And Non-Christians

South Carolina’s The State reports: A federal agency Wednesday granted Republican S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s request for a waiver to allow the state Department of Social Service to license faith-based child-placement agencies. The waiver, issued by the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services, enables the Upstate’s Miracle Hill Ministries to continue its foster-care program, which caters to Christian families. …

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South Carolina Gov Orders Mass Evacuation Of Coast And Charleston, One Million Affected, Eight Counties

South Carolina’s The State reports: S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast on Monday. Eight counties along the coast would begin evacuating as of noon on Tuesday, McMaster said at a press briefing on Monday. McMaster said he would reverse lanes on four main roads to facilitate the evacuation. As many as a million …

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster: Democrats Are Like Dogs, Nice One On One, But Dangerous In A Pack

South Carolina’s The State reports: GOP Gov. Henry McMaster Monday night referred to Democrats as “dogs” and urged his fellow Republicans not to become complacent with one of their own, President Donald Trump, in the White House. McMaster, addressing a crowd of about 1,250 gathered for U.S. Rep, Jeff Duncan’s, R-Laurens, eighth annual Faith and Freedom BBQ, told GOP voters …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: GOP Gov Issues Order Allowing Foster Care Agencies To Reject Non-Christian Parents

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster is coming to the defense of an Upstate foster care agency that requires participating families to be Christian. McMaster issued an executive order Tuesday that allows foster care providers to discriminate based on religion without losing their license. For nearly three decades, Greenville-based Miracle Hill Ministries has only allowed foster children …

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