J.R. Green, superintendent of Fairfield schools, for years has sidestepped questions about his salary and his spending of public money. When he thought the local newspaper was too critical of his district, he started the taxpayer-funded Fairfield Post. Read more
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historic and modern
CSOL plans to take its tour-of-homes concept from the islands, populated with more modern houses that sit on larger pieces of property, to downtown Charleston, a historic place where centuries-old dwellings sit on smaller lots along cobblestone streets.
high school sports
FLORENCE - Area high school boys tennis teams went 2 for 3 in their bid to capture state championships on Saturday at the Florence Tennis Center.
Big changes could be coming to the college football preseason. I believe they could make the sport safer without reducing the quality of the games.
Real-time stats and the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak in SC and beyond, compiled by our reporters and editors. Read more
J.R. Green, superintendent of Fairfield schools, for years has sidestepped questions about his salary and his spending of public money. When he thought the local newspaper was too critical of his district, he started the taxpayer-funded Fairfield Post.
Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano pledged sweeping changes, some already underway, one day after she released videos of deputies using Tasers and other force against a mental health patient who later died.
For decades, patients with mental illness have been moved from hospitals to their communities. With that change, many land in jails and prisons instead.
South Carolina was the second state after Montana to say it would terminate enhanced benefits early. In the week after McMaster's directive, at least 10 more Republican-led states followed suit, including nearby Georgia and Tennessee. Read more
McKissick secured another two-year term leading the state's majority party after fending off an eccentric challenge from Wood, who accused the incumbent of not fighting hard enough for former President Donald Trump even after Trump repeatedly endorsed McKissick.
A state lawmaker has asked Attorney General Alan Wilson to intervene in the city of Columbia's proposal to ban professional therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors. Read more
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the legislation could be considered by the House "as soon as next week," along with a spending bill to pay for security improvements to the Capitol. Lawmakers are considering how to toughen security after hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters pushed past police on Jan. 6, broke in through windows and doors and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives. The commission bill also needs Senate approval. Read more
Republicans vaulted Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership Friday, electing an ardent Donald Trump defender in hopes of calming their searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney's unremitting combat with the former president. Read more
The Legislature's regular session ended May 13 with the state Chamber of Commerce applauding lawmakers for what they came close to accomplishing over the last five months — passing a hate crime law Read more
The past 14 months have presented numerous challenges but South Carolina's Dawn Staley continues to overcome them. Read more
White Duck Taco Shop of Asheville to open by the fall
A former Mount Pleasant rib and barbecue restaurant will become a new taco venue by the fall under current plans. Read more
Regardless of whether a conflict of interest played a role in the state’s allowing a controversial oyster farming operation near Folly Beach — and most indications are it did not — South Carolina needs to improve its processes for reviewing and allowing this relatively new form of mariculture. Read more