Client Remained Handcuffed After Being Shot by Police, Rutherford Says

Also: West Columbia Rejects Strong Mayor Proposal
By Dan Cook | Wednesday, October 1, 9:12 am
Speaking on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes, attorney Todd Rutherford said his client, Levar Jones — who was shot by a police officer at a gas station while reaching for his driver's license — remained handcuffed after he was shot.

Former Chapin Town Clerk in Hot Water with Ethics Commission

Plus, Violent Crime Down, But Murder and Rape Up in South Carolina
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, September 30, 8:48 am
A look at what's happening in the Midlands and across the state.

Gov. Haley Up Again in Latest Poll

Likely Voters Feel Good About S.C. Economy
By Eva Moore | Wednesday, October 1, 9:12 am
The latest Winthrop Poll shows Republican Gov. Nikki Haley with a strong lead over Democrat Vincent Sheheen and her three other challengers.
News. Brief.

Name Columbia’s Future Baseball Team

Plus: Bond Set for Indicted House Speaker
By Free Times | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Area residents have the opportunity to name Columbia’s new minor league baseball team, which is set to begin playing in a to-be-constructed ballpark at the Bull Street campus in 2016.
Local and State News

82 Percent of Local Food Bank Users Are Employed, Study Says

Working Poor Struggle with Hunger; S.C. Food Banks Try to Keep Up
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Hunger might hit closer to home than some realize.
Local and State News

Veterans Speak Out at VA Medical Center Town Hall

“They’ve Earned This Right”
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
On March 4, 1865, during his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln said it is critical for the United States to strive “to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.”
Local and State News

Columbia Police to Seek National Accreditation for First Time Since 2008

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
When he took the job as Columbia’s police chief six months ago, Skip Holbrook knew there were steps that would need to be taken to show citizens that the state’s capital city can have a world-class police department.
Growth & Development

Lower Richland Sewer Line Talks Still Tense

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Discussions about the proposed $13 million sewer line project in Lower Richland remain toxic.
Lexington News Briefs

Former West Columbia Police Officer Files Suit

By Al Dozier | Thursday, September 25, 2014
News from the Lexington County side of the river
Business. Brief.

SC Small Business Chamber Supports Increased Minimum Wage

Plus: SCE&G Attempts to Sell Lady St. Property
By Xavier Edwards | Thursday, September 25, 2014
Late last week, the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce announced its support of a $10.10 federal minimum wage, which is about 40 percent more than the current $7.25.
Opinion
City Watch

Sanfords Should Go Ahead and Join Cast of Southern Charm

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
State House Report

Gutted Highway Patrol Among Consequences of Narrow Tax Base

Gutted Highway Patrol Among Consequences of Narrow Tax Base
By Andy Brack | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
From The Editor

DSS Clarification: Basic Facts Remain

By Dan Cook | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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