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Jul 19, 2021

State tasting room amendment could put cap on local producers

South Carolina's mom-and-pop wine makers and brewers welcome a new tasting room law heralding Gallo Winery's move to the state but want to be included. Distilleries on the other hand, see a boon through now-legal food and cocktail sales.

May 4, 2021

Ten at the Top hosts workshop on COVID-19 rules

The Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem will host "New COVID-19 Rules and Updates for Employers," a virtual workshop from 3-4 p.m. May 6 online. This event is open to the public and is geared toward Upstate employers.

Feb 12, 2021

Law firm opens first S.C. office in Upstate

A North Carolina-based personal injury law firm has staked out its first South Carolina location in Greenville.

Oct 9, 2020

S.C. Supreme Court deems SAFE grants unconstitutional

The S.C. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Gov. Henry McMaster’s $32 million tuition grant program for private school students violates the state constitution on the grounds that the funds were delivered directly to the schools.

Oct 1, 2020

Tri-County Tech and Lander University bridge criminal justice programs

Students graduating from the criminal justice technology program at Tri-County Technical College now can bridge to Lander University’s Bachelor of Science in criminology or paralegal studies programs. Tri-County Technical Colleg

Aug 20, 2020

S.C. Supreme Court agrees to hear SAFE Grant Case

The dispute over Gov. Henry McMaster’s private school grant program will be heard by state Supreme Court justices on Sept. 18 after an Orangeburg judge halted the grants on July 22.

Aug 10, 2020

World Acceptance Corp. pays $21.7 million for alleged Mexican bribes

Greenville-based World Acceptance Corp. agreed last week to pay $21.7 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, neither admitting nor denying that the company’s former subsidiary violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Aug 5, 2020

Lawsuit to halt private school grants passed to S.C. Supreme Court

In the latest move to halt SAFE grants for private school tutition, critics of the program brought the lawsuit against Gov. Henry McMaster to S.C. Supreme Court.

Jul 24, 2020

Private school SAFE grants halted by circuit court judge

Gov. Henry McMaster's plans to offer need-based grants to private schools have been halted with a temporary restraining order signed by an Orangeburg County circuit court judge.

Jun 18, 2020

S.C. Workers Compensation Commission updates fee schedule

National health care insurance nonprofit Fair Health has teamed up with the S.C. Workers Compensation Commission to update the state’s fee schedule as of April 1.

Jun 4, 2020

S.C. medical and business associations support liability protection legislation

The S.C. Manufacturers Alliance, S.C. Chamber of Commerce, S.C. Hospital Association, S.C. Medical Association and S.C. Retail Association commends recomendations for COVID-19 liability immunity legislation.

May 14, 2020

Viewpoint: Opening up and returning to work

Last month, we discussed ideas on how to manage a business and a workplace amid a pandemic. This month, we discuss opening up your business and returning employees to the workplace.