Local and State News

The High Price of Police Transparency in Columbia

By Andy Shain | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
While Columbia’s mayor preaches transparency, his police department wants the price of a luxury car for records showing why officers spoke with thousands of people not charged with crimes.
Local and State News

FT Roundup: FBI Stats Show Violent Crime Up in Midlands

Plus, Trump, Clinton Spar in First Debate
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A look at what's going on across South Carolina and the nation.
Local and State News

SC LGBTQ Group Endorses First Republicans

SC Equality's Support of GOP Candidates Includes State's First Openly Gay Lawmaker
By Andy Shain | Monday, September 26, 2016
For the first time, South Carolina’s leading LGBTQ activist group endorsed Republicans in state elections. The SC Equality PAC on Monday backed eight GOP incumbents and challengers in the general election, including a lawyer who will be the state’s first openly gay state lawmaker when he takes office in January.
Local and State News

FT Roundup: Jury Questioning Begins in Roof Trial

Plus, Clinton and Trump Debate Monday Night
By Eva Moore | Monday, September 26, 2016
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
Local and State News

FT Roundup: Thursday Protests in Charlotte More Peaceful

Plus, Clemson Stings Georgia Tech
By Chris Trainor | Friday, September 23, 2016
A look at news in South Carolina and elsewhere.
Local and State News

Update: Black Lives Matter Plans SC State House Rally on Oct. 1

Protest Takes Place Days After Shootings By Police In North Carolina and Oklahoma
By Andy Shain | Thursday, September 22, 2016
Black Lives Matter plans a rally at the South Carolina State House on Oct. 1, days after another spate shootings by police, including an incident that sparked violent protests in Charlotte.
Local and State News

SC House Republican Caucus Hires Former U.S. Attorney Nettles in Corruption Probe

By Eva Moore | Thursday, September 22, 2016
Former U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles has been hired by the South Carolina House Republican Caucus to help it respond to requests from the State Law Enforcement Division in an ongoing probe of corruption at the State House.
Local and State News

Bjorn: Joe Wilson Debate Confirmed

By Eva Moore | Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bjorn said today the debate has been scheduled for Nov. 4 at River Bluff High School.
Local and State News

FT Roundup: Violent Protests Rage On in Charlotte as Accounts of Shooting Differ

Plus, State House Probe Still Ongoing
By Eva Moore | Thursday, September 22, 2016
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
Local and State News

State Supreme Court Maintains Jurisdiction in Rural Schools Case

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The South Carolina Supreme Court says it will maintain jurisdiction for at least another year in a landmark case seeking the reform of some of the state's poorest rural school districts.
USC & Higher Education

What Moving Medical School to Bull Street Means for USC, City

By Rodney Welch | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The University of South Carolina’s plans to move its medical school to the Bull Street development could help the school open space on campus but could also cost the city property tax revenue.
USC & Higher Education

USC Sports: Tanner to Mentor Students; Board OKs Statue, Ops Center

By Free Times | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Gamecocks Athletics Director Ray Tanner will work with the student affairs office to mentor students campuswide about proper behavior after a spate of discipline problems, USC announced last week.
News. Brief.

Gas Prices Could Climb Further After Pipeline Break

Plus: Farmers to Get Flood Money
By Free Times | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
State officials urged motorists not to panic as gas prices began climbing in South Carolina because of a pipeline break in Alabama.

USC’s President Gets Pay Raise, New Bonuses

Harris Pastides Will Get Bonuses Each Year He Stays Past His 10-Year Anniversary in Office
By Rodney Welch | Friday, August 19, 4:14 pm
University of South Carolina trustees voted Friday to give USC President Harris Pastides a $100,000 raise as well as ongoing retention bonuses that kick in every year after his reaches his 10th anniversary in office.


City Watch

The Sopranos of Parklane Road

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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