The Open Space Institute and Nature Conservancy recently bought nearly 6,000 acres in the heart of South Carolina's Santee Delta, a preservation victory for one of the state's ecological and historical jewels. But new threats remain. Read more
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Three Charleston-area apartment complexes recently sold for $130 million three years after they changed hands for $106 million. Meanwhile, another multifamily development is in the works for Johns Island.
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Tim Keown bristled after a newspaper quoted an email. Read more
The State Ethics Commission is an understaffed government watchdog enforcing a toothless ethics law. As a result, it has routinely let misbehaving public officials off the hook with warnings and minimal fines. Read more
Federal prosecutions into corrupt public officials have declined by half over the past two decades, removing an important corruption deterrent, a Post and Courier Uncovered analysis shows. Read more
The revelation about issues with a South Carolina town's water tank only came after residents complained about their drinking water. Read more