Benjamin Elected to Lead U.S. Mayors Organization

Plus, Famed Tennessee Hoops Coach Pat Summitt Passes Away and Pro-Lifers Unsure of Court
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, June 28, 9:36 am
A look at news in South Carolina and elsewhere.

Haley Says U.S. House Chamber Wrong Venue For Protest

Plus, Mayor Benjamin Floats Idea of Tax District for Finlay Park Improvements
By Chris Trainor | Monday, June 27, 8:13 am
A look at what's happening in Columbia and across South Carolina.

Richand County, S.C. Tax Agency Tussle over Penny Tax in Court

By Al Dozier | Tuesday, June 28, 3:02 pm
A contentious legal battle over who is in charge of millions in taxpayer money went before a judge Tuesday in a fight over how the county is handling penny sales tax money.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Pascoe-Wilson Showdown

By Chris Trainor | Thursday, June 16, 12:54 pm
In front of a courtroom filled with attorneys, reporters and onlookers, the South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments over months-long battle between state Attorney General Alan Wilson and 1st Circuit Solicitor — would-be State House corruption special prosecutor — David Pascoe.
News. Brief.

SC Still Ranks Among Nation’s Worst For Kids

Plus: Tax Agency Again Takes Shot at Richland’s Penny Program
By Free Times | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The good news for children living South Carolina is that the state earned its highest ranking ever on the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count list.
Local and State News

Republicans Blamed for Narrow Democratic Primary Victory

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Forty-five votes. And 4.5 percent.
Local and State News

USC approves raising tuition by 3.25%

By Andy Shain | Friday, June 24, 2016
The University of South Carolina approved raising tuition next year by 3.25 percent on Friday, the fifth straight year with a similar annual hike at the state’s flagship college.
Local and State News

The Richland County Council Election Battle That’s Not Over Yet

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Dahli Myers’ race against Bernice Scott did not end with her win on June 14 in the Democratic primary to fill an unexpired term in District 10 on Richland County Council.
Local and State News

Richland Legislators Want Recreation Commission Boss Suspended

By Al Dozier | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Richland County Legislative delegation Tuesday voted to recommend that the county Recreation Commission suspend Director James Brown III in the wake of a slew of allegations now under investigation by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
Local and State News

Legal Experts Think Pascoe Will Remain On State House Probe

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
South Carolina politicos have been wondering for months whether the state Supreme Court would allow 1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe continue his work as a special prosecutor investigating possible State House corruption.
USC & Higher Education

USC president: Frats have year to avoid end of pledging

By Andy Shain | Friday, June 24, 2016
University of South Carolina fraternities will have the next school year to clean up their behavior to avoid a possible ban on pledging, school president Harris Pastides said Friday.
Growth & Development

As Residents Leave, Christine Building’s Future Still Cloudy

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, June 15, 2016
As the residents of The Christine apartments slowly trickle away, it’s unclear what fate awaits the building.


City Watch

Lott’s Big and Welcome Win

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
My Turn

Orlando: Tell the Story Right

By Ed Madden | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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