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Candidates for Columbia mayor and city council filed their final campaign reports before the November election.
Former SC commerce secretary Joe Taylor is unopposed on the ballot in seeking his first elected office.
Seven candidates are seeking one of the Columbia body's citywide seats.
North Columbia voters will choose only their third representative in almost 30 years.
Columbia voters are set to choose a new set of faces to lead SC's capital city in the coming years.
Learn about the candidates for Columbia mayor ahead of voting in the city election Nov. 2.
Greene later followed up with a news release, headlined "Republican Traitors Who Join Democrats Will Be Primaried" in bold, highlighted text.
Two Irmo council members say business owners who received grants from public funds have a right to privacy. Mayor Barry Walker has demanded a full accounting on the funds.
The release of redistricting data from U.S. census counts was delayed until August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shortening the amount of time lawmakers had to work with ahead of the 2022 election season.
More than 400 Afghan refugees are resettling in South Carolina in the coming months, and the faith-based nonprofits arranging their placement are looking for help welcoming them to their new home.
A proposal would turn 5,000 acres on the outskirts of the Savannah River Site into a mega industrial park, with the goal of replacing thousands of high-paying jobs lost to mission changes and failed federal promises.
A legislative committee approved, without discussion, a $92 million plan that represents the largest single-year investment ever in improving South Carolina's prisons.
Congressman Jim Clyburn, the House Majority Whip, has endorsed Tameika Isaac Devine for Columbia mayor.
Columbia voters will choose from seven candidates for the City Council at-large seat in the November election.
Columbia City Councilman Daniel Rickenmann has tried to reach students ahead of the November election with a message of saving Five Points.
Most of $525 million available from a settlement over plutonium stored at the Savannah River Site should be spent on education and job creation projects in the three counties where the federal nuclear complex sits, senators from the area told their colleagues Sept. 28
Attorney General Alan Wilson and his GOP counterparts across the nation warned the Biden administration they would sue over the president's COVID vaccine mandate. There are no rules in writing to challenge yet.
To combat a startling rise in violent crime, South Carolina officers need the ability to arrest more convicted felons illegally carrying a gun, according to the state's top law enforcement officer.
Where Columbia mayoral candidates Moe Baddourah, Tameika Isaac Devine, Sam Johnson and Daniel Rickenmann stand five weeks before the election.
The South Carolina House will return in December to approve new, post-census voting lines but it is highly unlikely the chamber will come back to Columbia before then, House Majority Leader Gary Simrill said after a caucus meeting.
The South Carolina Legislature can continue to have sole authority over any changes to war memorials on public property, but it will no longer take a supermajority vote, the state Supreme Court ruled Sept. 22.
The embattled director of the state Department of Juvenile Justice has resigned, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Sept. 21.
While legislative leaders want to limit discussion, a special session could easily get bogged down in debates on whether to undo the Legislature's budget ban on school mask mandates and whether employers can require COVID-19 vaccinations
The debate over what students are — or aren't — learning about U.S. history and America's founding ideals will ramp up next year in the South Carolina Statehouse, as lawmakers seek to expunge what they consider lessons of division.
Long-haul trucker Andrew Hatley on Sept. 13 became the first South Carolinian convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol during a Jan. 6 riot that sought to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Two months after the state budget took effect, South Carolina agencies are still trying to figure out where to send tens of millions of tax dollars designated to legislators' pet projects
Gov. Henry McMaster lashed out at President Joe Biden's new federal vaccine requirements, saying he would fight Biden and what he called his supportive Democrats "to the gates of hell."
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has endorsed former aide Sam Johnson to lead SC's capital city as his successor.
If legislators agree, the widening of nearly 70 miles — to three lanes each way — will be mostly complete by 2029, rather than work just getting started in some areas, said Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall.
The Republican governor said his unwavering stance refers specifically to "those Afghans who have worked with us, worked with our troops and helped them and are known or could be known to the Taliban and the most radical elements there."
After drawing heat from some South Carolina Republican activists for voting in favor of a bipartisan infrastructure bill, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he stands by his decision to negotiate with Democrats over the package and hailed the legislation as a major victory for his home state.
In South Carolina, whistleblowers who want to file an ethics complaint against a public official are first sworn to secrecy.
The country's top housing official visited South Carolina's capital city on Aug. 30 to encourage more residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to bring more awareness to rental assistance that tenants and landlords can apply for now that a federal moratorium eviction has ended.
The money is becoming available to South Carolina's 254 municipalities of fewer than 50,000 people after Gov. Henry McMaster's administration officially applied for the money Aug. 27.
Eleven South Carolina school districts are consolidating into five by next summer, spurred by the promise of millions in much-needed cash and the desire to merge on their own terms before the Legislature mandates it.
MUSC President David Cole explained that both ideas stem from growing demand for mental health and heart treatments in South Carolina's health care system that has been "significantly exacerbated by COVID-19."
In an Aug. 24 meeting in Columbia, the governor's accelerateSC task force presented its final proposal on how $2.5 billion in federal aid flowing into the state should be spent.
The board of South Carolina's disabilities agency fired its director Aug. 19 for a second time, a day after a judge ruled she was illegally fired earlier this year via a script orchestrated in a secret meeting by its commissioners.
S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is taking Columbia to court in a decision that could have statewide implications on local mask rules as school begins.
The board of a Mount Pleasant charter school says it's resolved questions over $1.8 million in spending and is threatening to sue its sponsoring district if the inquiry continues.
Billed as "The First in the South Republican Action Conference," the program is expected to feature an array of rising Republican figures from the national stage while also conducting training sessions for grassroots activists, S.C. GOP chairman Drew McKissick told The Post and Courier.
COLUMBIA — A plan for the city of Columbia to hire a point person on the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health issues finally received an audience with city policymakers who sparred over w…
South Carolina Democrats asked the Legislature's GOP leaders Aug. 17 to hold a special session to repeal a state law banning mask mandates in schools
S.C. Superintendent Molly Spearman said in an Aug. 17 news conference that she has asked state lawmakers to repeal a budget measure that prohibited school districts from imposing mask mandates using state funds.
In his first public return to his home state of South Carolina since becoming chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Jaime Harrison announced Aug. 13 that the party will be giving S.C. Democrats $100,000 to boost their efforts to register new voters.
Filing has closed for candidates running for Columbia mayor and city council races in the election Nov. 2.
Drivers who back up traffic on South Carolina's interstates by driving slowly in left lanes can face a $25 fine under a law that takes effect Aug. 15 with a 90-day warning period.
COLUMBIA — Moe Baddourah, a former Columbia city councilman who lost a re-election bid after 19-month suspension from office, will run for mayor this fall.
Longtime SC government ethics advocate John Crangle is running for Columbia City Council.