Santee Cooper’s future will come back up for debate this month on the floor of the South Carolina House, where the appetite for selling the state-owned power and water utility has never been greater.

Kershaw County's schools were the first to send students back into classrooms on a full-time basis, just weeks after a cluster of coronavirus cases made the region South Carolina's first COVID-19 hotspot. The district's leader has gained national attention for his innovative approaches in keeping cases down and attendance up.

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Before rioters ransacked the U.S. Capitol, FBI agents flagged an online discussion board filled with plans for Southern supporters to meet in South Carolina and convoy to Washington, D.C., warning that these conversations could lead to violence.

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Where new homes are built in Lexington County has largely been driven by market demand to date — conveniently located subdivisions within the attendance areas of the most desirable schools in high-performing districts. But county officials are hoping to exercise more control over how and where future growth takes place as it launches into a new comprehensive plan.

A Richland County nightclub known for by a spate of violence including stabbings and shootings that led Sheriff Leon Lott to dramatically chain its doors over the summer will reopen Jan. 3 under a strict set of guidelines approved by County Council members. It's an effort to keep crime under control in the capital region even as Charleston and other metropolitan areas have been dealing with many of the same problems. 

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