Haley’s Tax Proposal Is Great for Rich People

Plus, Bose to Close Midlands Plant
By Eva Moore | Friday, January 23, 10:28 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.

Haley Would Back Gas Tax Hike If Income Tax Is Cut

Plus, Murders Up, Burglaries Down In Richland County
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, January 22, 9:00 am
A look at what's happening in the Midlands and across South Carolina.

Benjamin Asks City to ‘Imagine’ Future

Mayor Touts Accomplishments, Envisions Upcoming Endeavors During State of the City Address
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, January 22, 1:53 pm
Mayor Steve Benjamin delivered his State of the City address Tuesday night.
News. Brief.

SCANA to Dam Congaree as Part of Coal Tar Cleanup

Plus: Riverkeer Files Lawsuit Over Sewage Discharges into Saluda River
By Free Times | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Congaree Riverkeeper filed a federal lawsuit in hopes of stopping sewer discharges into the Saluda River.
Local and State News

Transportation Lobby Pushes for Roads Funding

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
South Carolina’s roads are in terrible shape, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research group.
Local and State News

Privatize Lexington County Jail? Sheriff Candidate Wants to Explore It

By Al Dozier | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The sheriff is in charge of the jail. That’s just the way it is in most places in South Carolina.
Local and State News

Mayor Pitches Main Street Office Tower

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
It appears another significant change could be on the way for Main Street in downtown Columbia: As the city moves to buy a key piece of downtown property, the mayor suggests the lot could be home to a public-private high-rise office tower.
Local and State News

Police, Voter Turnout Hot Topics at Justice Forum

By Chris Trainor | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
In his Letter from Birmingham Jail in April 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
USC & Higher Education

How True is Selma — And How Much Does it Matter?

By Rodney Welch | Wednesday, January 14, 2015
How true is Selma? Ever since its release, the movie — which opened in Columbia last Friday — has sparked debates over its historical accuracy...
Lexington News Briefs

Okra Strut Under Investigation

Plus, Candidate Drops Out of Lexington Sheriff’s Race
By Al Dozier | Friday, January 23, 2015
Lexington-area news roundup
Business. Brief.

Haley in Boeing’s Anti-Union Radio Ad

Plus: Charleston CEO's Defend Uber
By Xavier Edwards | Friday, January 23, 2015
Gov. Nikki Haley appeared in a Boeing radio ad disparaging efforts by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) to unionize Boeing employees in its North Charleston plant.
Opinion
The Side Line

Connor Shaw Likes His Hat

Former Gamecocks quarterback makes appearance in "Bad NFL Lip Reading" video
By Patrick Wall | Thursday, January 22, 2015
City Watch

Is Graham Running for President – Or Vice President?

By Kevin Fisher | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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