The cash sprint is on in the race for the South Carolina House of Representatives District 75 seat currently held by Republican state Rep. Kirkman Finlay.
Seven sitting USC trustees are up for re-election this year and could face a vote in the General Assembly before lawmakers approve a bill reshaping the board.
The historic Babcock building, the linchpin of the redevelopment of the former Department of Mental Health campus in Columbia, has been turned over to a private developer.
Another 200 positions have already been eliminated through attrition, cutting 527 jobs from the hospital system's 32,000 person workforce.
Columbia’s newest downtown hotel is now open. Another hotel developer is breaking ground near Lexington Medical Center. And Lexington is expected to see its first hotel in the city center this summer.
The heated back-and-forth comes at a pivotal time in the race, with just weeks remaining for Biden's challengers to cut into his formidable lead among the crucial bloc of African-American voters in South Carolina before the Feb. 29 primary.
Frank Barron, who once was Richland County's coroner for more than 20 years, says he plans to once again seek the position.
Democrat Gloria Tinubu dropped out of South Carolina's 2020 U.S. Senate race Wednesday, clearing the path for Jaime Harrison to become the party's nominee against Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department, of "Live PD" fame, has an impressive array of crime fighting tools. Officials hope they never have to use them.
SC school, former orphanage on track to become hub of agricultural learning
A councilwoman in South Carolina’s capital county skirted ethics laws by failing to disclose thousands of dollars in contributions and expenses across several election campaigns in 2016, the state’s top political watchdog agency charged in documents released Tuesday.
The University of South Carolina needs places to house its growing student body, yet the school joined in opposition to one such project near its campus center.
Authorities have arrested a man in an alleged gun-related domestic assault Jan. 7 in the parking lot of a Columbia doctor's office.
Freshman Sen. Dick Harpootlian wants to put an end to this secretive practice that greases South Carolina's budgeting wheels.
Allen University says it will break ground in two weeks on renovations of a former hospital, once the only medical facility to serve African Americans in Columbia, turning it into classroom space and a memorial to the Emanuel Nine.
It appears the City of Columbia — finally — is on the precipice of getting a new city flag.
Richland County council members are squabbling again in the wake of firing a controversial administrator, this time featuring claims politicians traded sexual favors at strip clubs.
South Carolinians usually want to avoid sharks, but the Department of Motor Vehicles is planning to spread them across the state. Over the nex…
Two members of Free Times’ advertising and business team, Scott Freedman and Meg Senn, have received promotions.
Columbia Police are investigating after a woman was shot Tuesday afternoon outside a physician's office on Harden Street.
The interplay between state Sen. Dick Harpootlian and state Rep. Todd Rutherford was a bit less heated on Tuesday morning than it was a month …
Odd Bird Books will bring a small bookstore to Columbia's downtown district by Feb. 1, the latest in a revival of independent bookshops.
West Point's former chief of staff won the same job at the University of South Carolina, working for his former boss while adding more military experience to the president's office at the state's largest college
The City of Columbia is planning to add bike lanes — and reduce the number of automotive traffic lanes — on two thoroughfares in the heart of …
Attorney Jonathan Milling is set to be the newest member of the Richland School District One board of trustees.
A former aide for 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer who resigned amid allegations that he stole volunteer data from the rival Kamala Harr…
Sharply increased demand for range space means that state and federal tax dollars need to be used to build a $4 million range for skeet and trap shooting in eastern Richland County, advocates for the project say.
State regulators have ruled that private utility Blue Granite Water — formerly Carolina Water Service — cannot recover from its ratepayers mor…
Brandon Wolf says it started out as "the most ordinary of days."
President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 18. He is only the third president in the nation’s history t…
Midlands homebuyers have an added challenge to consider: the added travel times as work begins in 2021 to fix "Malfunction Junction."
Columbia City Council has passed a measure that will make way for a car wash to be constructed at 4624 Devine St., the site that was once home…
After an extended day of contentious debate filled with partisan rancor, South Carolina's seven U.S. House members predictably split along party lines as the chamber took the dramatic step of impeaching a president for just the third time in American history.
An Irmo family's home was sold for $3,000 after they didn’t pay $250 in HOA fees. South Carolina's Supreme Court is ordering the foreclosure case be reconsidered.
The Richland County elections office won't have its full complement of polling locations up and running for a rare New Year's Eve school board…
Joe Biden might need to check his firewall. The former vice president’s lead in South Carolina keeps shrinking in Post and Courier-Change Rese…
Alcohol sales would start at Gamecocks men's and women's basketball games at Colonial Life Arena and then move to baseball games at Founders Park this spring and football games at Williams-Brice Stadium next fall.
The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Sherri Lydon as South Carolina’s newest federal judge Dec. 5, creating a vacancy in her previous post as the …
A local election that was already strange because of when it is occurring — New Year's Eve — just got a little bit stranger.
The University of South Carolina will not be disciplined by accreditors over Gov. Henry McMaster's lobbying of trustees during this summer's presidential search that led to the hiring of former West Point Superintendent Bob Caslen.
The City of Columbia zoning board gave an approval Tuesday that will make way for the construction of a long-discussed private student housing…
Richland County continues to inch toward banning single-use retail plastic bags.
The S.C. Democratic Party's executive council is now slated to meet Friday to certify the candidates and then send on the final list to the S.C. Election Commission to prepare the ballots.
An internal state Department of Public Safety report in November concluded a retired Highway Patrol administrator interfered in the 2014 arres…
For West Columbia’s Tem Miles and Irmo’s Barry Walker, their campaign paths were different, but their ultimate destination was the same.
The decision came as Harris has struggled in recent months to regain the apparent momentum she had when she entered the race in January.
S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson sent Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin a letter calling for the City of Columbia to repeal a pair of ordinances related to guns