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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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Paving the way for progress?

If there is any drive around here that's more annoying to old-timers than Highway 17, it has to be Folly Road.


School board member to Mount Pleasant: Go to the back of the line

Mount Pleasant has an amazingly reasonable school wish list - especially seeing as how it is the 9th-fastest growing city in the...


The day the state socked it to the Charleston County PTA

So the state PTA has revoked the charter of the Charleston County PTA.


Nobody goes to the peninsula anymore; it's too crowded

If you've idled at the corner of King and Calhoun lately, it probably crossed your mind that another 25,000 residents is exactly...


Legislature looks bad going all Medieval on Robert Ford

Let's just put the skunk on the table here.


"Republicans" take Graham out back and beat the tar out of him

The Charleston County Republican Party needs to be commended for censuring Lindsey Graham.


'Temporary' taxes? Well, that's up to the voters

Don't think folks around here haven't realized that "temporary tax" is the biggest oxymoron to come along since "jumbo shrimp."


South Carolina should invest in everyone's history

State lawmakers have an amazing knack for missing the big picture.


PSD crash tax needs to be ditched

This could happen to you, starting next month.


Ervin crashes the Grand Oversized Party

Tom Ervin is giving the Republican Party fits these days.

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