South Carolina State Board Hires Colleague to be School President

Plus, Former USC Basketball Player Rolando Howell Dies
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, June 30, 8:26 am
A look at news in South Carolina.

Dahli Myers Beats Bernice Scott in District 10 Council Primary

Plus, Hubbard Takes Down Lively in 11th Circuit Solicitor's Race
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, June 29, 9:17 am
A look at news in the Midlands and across South Carolina.

Judge to Order Penny Funds Released to Richland County

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, June 29, 5:16 pm
Richland County says it scored a court victory over the state Department of Revenue to relieve the roadblock for Transportation Penny Tax money.

Richland 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.
News. Brief.

Benjamin Elected to Lead U.S. Mayors Organization

Plus: Famed Tennessee Hoops Coach Pat Summitt Passes Away
By Free Times | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will become the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2018 after an election Monday.
Local and State News

Penny Watchdog Group Wants Independent Monitor

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
A citizens’ oversight committee wants to hire an independent contractor to help it monitor the finances of the embattled Richland County Transportation Penny Tax program.
Local and State News

With Water Rate Hike Sidelined, Council Politics Continue to Shift

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Columbia City Council recently passed the city’s budget for the new fiscal year that will begin July 1, and it came without a proposed 4 percent water-and-sewer rate increase that had been discussed by Council for months.
Local and State News

County, Tax Agency Tussle Over Penny Tax in Court

By Al Dozier | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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.
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.
USC & Higher Education

USC Approves Raising Tuition By 3.25%

By Andy Shain | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The University of South Carolina approved raising tuition next year by 3.25 percent, the fifth straight year with a similar annual hike at the state’s flagship college.
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.

Opinion

City Watch

Pastides’ Pitiful Proclamation On Pledging Policy

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
City Watch

Lott’s Big and Welcome Win

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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