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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.

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Mayor Tecklenburg and City Council show compromise is good, not bad, for Charleston

Last week was a pretty good one for Mayor John Tecklenburg — even if it doesn’t look that way to some folks.



School district needs to keep its word to keep its credibility

In 2010, the Charleston County School District needed another bond referendum to keep up with its ever-increasing building needs.


County is working on a good model for the future of the justice system

It’s hard to justify throwing someone in jail for standing around.


The circus is about to pull up stakes and leave town, and good riddance

If we can just hold out for two more days, it will all be over. Mostly.


The public has a right to know when a potential serial rapist is on the loose

About two weeks ago, Summerville Police arrested a man they suspected of going on a violent crime spree, raping and stabbing...


Showdown at RB’s corral is just Mount Pleasant fighting its growing pains

It’s hard to imagine why some Mount Pleasant residents worry that the town is about to take their property.

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