CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will take the oath of office next month for the start of the term which will make him the longest-serving governor in state history.
The 98th South Carolina Inaugural, which will celebrate the inauguration of McMaster, Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette and the state’s constitutional officers, is set for Jan. 11 in Columbia.
The day’s events will begin with a prayer service at 9 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia.
The inaugural ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on the Statehouse steps in Columbia.
The state’s first family will hold an open house at the Governor’s Mansion from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and will end the day with the Inaugural Ball from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street.
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