South Carolina Politics
A South Carolina legislator says she "will not be intimidated or silenced" by a demand that she publicly apologize for questioning the superintendent of downtown Columbia schools during an online discussion
An ex-Richland County councilwoman accused of paying for vacations and other personal expenses with taxpayers' money has been temporarily barred from practicing law.
Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday nominated a 29-year veteran of South Carolina's public safety agency to take over as director, 10 months after asking him to fill in on a temporary basis
So, the South Carolina Public Service Commission invited Dominion Energy customers to tee off on the utility’s proposed rate increase last week.
Hundreds of protesters, most supporting President Donald Trump, rallied at the S.C. Statehouse on Saturday, gathering soon after a protest began by members of the Black Lives Matter movement.
On Monday, King Street businesses were boarding up their windows because they feared riots would follow the election … no matter who won.
Ballot counting across South Carolina continued overnight following record-breaking absentee voting and potentially the highest votes cast statewide in any presidential election, leaving the outcomes of many races unknown.
South Carolina residents stand in long lines to vote in one of the last days for in-person absentee voting in the 2020 general election.
A federal judge on Monday rejected a bid to stop election officials in Richland and Charleston counties from accepting assistance from a private nonprofit.
After a summer of protests that included demands from some activists to defund the police, an increasing number of South Carolina cities are indeed cutting back on spending for their local departments. But it's not for the reason those protesters were suggesting.
A lawsuit seeks to block Charleston and Richland counties from using funds from a nonprofit backed by tech titans to improve election efficiency and voter access.
After a decade-long effort to simplify South Carolina's hodgepodge of business license taxes, legislators pass a measure enabling business owners to pay a single bill on a state-operated website.
A bullet fired into the Lancaster County Republican office churned anti-police and racist accusations from the state's top party leaders that mimic the partisan bickering enveloping the country ahead of the 2020 election.
If McMaster's state of emergency orders are invalidated in court, that would then raise fresh questions about whether the new absentee voting rules, which require a state of emergency to be in effect, would still apply.
The start of the 2020-21 school year Tuesday was anything but normal for families across the Palmetto State.
South Carolina is one of three states without a hate crime statute at the state level.
Sumter County Councilman Chris Sumpter Jr. was arrested two years ago after the mother of his child told police he threatened to shoot her. The charge was dropped a year later, but Sumpter is suing after the ordeal helped derail his political career.
U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn urged nonviolent protests to continue across the country and threw his support behind efforts to draft a hate crimes law in South Carolina.
As one of the last states in America without a hate crimes bill, South Carolina risks losing major economic development opportunities and shields acts of intolerance from public view since reporting them remains voluntary, advocates told a panel of lawmakers.
South Carolina social workers are still trying to reach 371 students using the contact information schools had when classes ended. For 409 others, the search is moving into the next phase.
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, in rural Richland County on Tuesday, said Democrats are committed to preserving the U.S. Postal Service and ensuring absentee and main-in voting will carry on uninterrupted.
In 2020, a century after women won the right to vote, South Carolina ranks 45th nationwide in women in the Legislature, occupying 16.5 percent of its 170 seats, compared to top-ranked Nevada's 52 percent.
The Democratic candidate who lost a 2018 congressional race in northern South Carolina after revelations that he had beaten his ex-wife is seeking a political comeback by running for mayor of Sumter.
Angela Clyburn will formally announce her candidacy Tuesday morning in downtown Columbia on a street recently named after her mother, Emily.
South Carolina’s tax collection agency is ordering Richland County to repay nearly $32.5 million it says was misspent from the Transportation Penny Tax Program, a special fund designated for road and transportation projects.