Haley Still Leading Sheheen in Polls

Plus, Republican House Candidate Compares Gay People to "Gremlins"
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, October 21, 8:59 am
A look at what's going on in Columbia and across the Palmetto State.

How to Exceed the Campaign Contribution Cap in Two Easy Steps

Plus, 20 Years Since Susan Smith Killed Sons
By Eva Moore | Monday, October 20, 7:28 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.

USC Scores Collection of Crime Writer Elmore Leonard

By Rodney Welch | Thursday, October 16, 9:03 am
At a Wednesday ceremony at Hollings Library, USC President Harris Pastides announced that the university had acquired the complete archive of Leonard, who died in August of last year at 87.

New Lawsuit Seeks Immediate Same-Sex Marriage Rights

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, October 15, 2:51 pm
Today, a same-sex couple whose application for a marriage license is on hold filed a federal lawsuit against the state of South Carolina.
News. Brief.

Veep Visits Columbia

Plus: Kenny Miles Case Dismissed
By Free Times | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
If you’re going to have a “get out the vote” rally, you might as well go big.
Local and State News

GOP Activist Urges New Investigation of Gov. Haley

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Conservative activist John Rainey is asking Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson to open an investigation into whether Gov. Nikki Haley improperly lobbied on behalf of two companies she worked for while she was a House lawmaker.
Local and State News

The Criminalization of Poverty

Struggling Families Face Difficult Choices, Unsympathetic Community
By Free Times | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
What is a mother to do if she has a job but can’t afford child care?
Local and State News

Democrat Tries to Knock Off Longtime Comptroller General

By Al Dozier | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Incumbent Richard Eckstrom, seeking election to a fourth term as the state’s Comptroller General, faces a challenge from Democratic newcomer Kyle Herbert in the Nov. 4 election.
Local and State News

United Way Will Handle Homeless Services for City — But No Plan Yet for Winter Shelter

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The City of Columbia has taken a major step in addressing how it will deal with the ever-present issue of homelessness, as it has agreed to partner with United Way of the Midlands for the coordination of homeless services.
Local and State News

Lower Richland Sewer Project Focus of County Council Race

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A proposed $13 million sewer transmission line in Lower Richland has become one of the more contested talking points in the District 11 race for Richland County Council.
Growth & Development

Council Eyes Redesign of Roy Lynch Park

“Child Safe Zone” Rears Head Again
By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
In recent months, tiny Roy Lynch Park has been the topic of much discussion during Columbia City Council meetings.
USC & Higher Education

From Paganism to Prudery: How Christianity Changed Sex

By Rodney Welch | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
What impact has Christianity had on sex for the last 2,000 years?
Lexington News Briefs

Cayce Council Votes to Give Itself Pay Raises

Plus, Irmo Bookkeeper Sentenced to 87 Months
By Al Dozier | Friday, October 17, 2014
News from the Lexington County area
Business. Brief.

IT-ology to Hold Conference on the Internet of Things

Plus: SCE&G Receives Negative Rating
By Xavier Edwards | Thursday, October 9, 2014
IT-oLogy will host research firm Gartner Inc. on Nov. 6.
Opinion
The Side Line

SEC West Lands 4 Teams In AP Top 5

By James Harley | Monday, October 20, 2014
City Watch

Good for Club for Growth, Good for Ginny Deerin

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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