Brian Hicks Columnist


About Brian

Brian Hicks is The Post and Courier's metro columnist and the author or co-author of six books. A native of Tennessee, he has covered Southern politics for more than 20 years, including turns as a statehouse correspondent in three states. His journalism has won more than two-dozen awards, including the S.C. Press Association's Journalist of the Year in 1998. His column began appearing on the newspaper's website in 2007 and the print edition in 2008. Hicks' column has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as Best Column and Best Humor Column honors from the S.C. Press Association. His books include "Toward the Setting Sun," "Ghost Ship" and "Raising the Hunley," co-authored with staff writer Schuyler Kropf. His latest, "City of Ruin: Charleston at War 1860-1865," was published in 2012.

Recent Articles

For only 85 cents a day, you can send a politician to Jamaica for the weekend

In the next year, some people in this country will pay more than $1 million to have dinner with one of our stellar presidential...

Charleston has already won by inspiring others

Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter was in Charleston this past week to remember an old friend.

Dylann Roof does not deserve any mercy, or consideration

Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty to murdering nine Emanuel AME parishioners in exchange for the state dropping its decision to...

Collins says board still has race problems

The goals for Charleston County schools that Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait unveiled Monday night look good on paper.

Charleston County School Board members say Chris Collins talks too much

On Monday, the Charleston County School Board is scheduled to discuss its Board Member Code of Ethics.

Never forget the high cost of keeping the peace

On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office served breakfast for the family of slain Charleston County Deputy Joseph Matuskovic.

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