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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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S.C. State is running out of chances

If you need money - and who doesn't - just change your legal name to "South Carolina State University" and then hit up those...

Charleston lawmaker says let criminals pay for police body cameras

For once, South Carolina actually may be ahead of the curve.

Nice lesson you're teaching the kids, humanists

When some folks had their biggest meal of the year Thursday, they should have given thanks to local kids.

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