South Carolina Politics
It was day of passion at the S.C. Statehouse complex on Friday as dueling protests took place on the fifth anniversary of the Confederate flag's removal from the grounds.
In July, the specter of violence was raised by those determined to destroy or defend such monuments. Some have displayed guns or pledged to arm themselves, while one pair tried to blow up a statue on Statehouse grounds.
As nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd move into their third month, U.S. Attorney General William Barr came to Columbia to meet with religious and police leaders Wednesday to win support for U.S. Sen. Tim Scott's bill to address violent conduct by some law enforcement officers.
Rankled by the presence of statues on the S.C. Statehouse grounds commemorating men who espoused principles of racial inequality, a small group gathered Sunday to demand their removal.
The Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill allocating $1.2 billion in federal coronavirus aid that begins replenishing South Carolina's trust fund for jobless benefits, brings students back to class early to help catch them up, and starts expanding access to high-speed internet
Winthrop University is likely to join other South Carolina colleges in seeking permission to change buildings bearing the names of historical figures with roots in racism and oppression.
In a statement Wednesday, S.C. Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire bemoaned that in the state's second-most-populous county, which has been plagued by election mishaps for years, "yet again, voters were unnecessarily subjected to extreme wait times and confusion at polling places."
S.C. voters trickled into polling places masked and socially distanced on Tuesday to cast ballots even as coronavirus cases have sharply increased in South Carolina over the past two weeks.
COLUMBIA — About 150 protesters turned up at the S.C. Statehouse early Saturday afternoon for an eighth straight day of demonstrations calling…
In South Carolina, deciding whether and when to forcefully dispel crowds is up to each chief. But some lawmakers are insisting that change.
The attorney for Joshua Ruffin's family says the altercation that led to the death of the 17-year-old north Columbia resident should never have happened in the first place.
Gov. Henry McMaster said SC National Guard troops will be activated to assist officials in Columbia and Charleston as protests continue.
Tri-County Electric Cooperative plans to roll out broadband services in rural parts of Richland County, showcasing the disparities that exist even in areas of South Carolina considered urban.
Black South Carolina lawmakers want a repeal of the state's citizen's arrest law, and are renewing their call for hate crimes legislation in the aftermath of Ahmaud Arbery's death in Georgia.
A consortium of state lawmakers last week filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that Gov. Henry McMaster be allowed to withhold Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood clinics — something he's currently blocked from doing because of a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.
Anti-abortion activists will resume their spots Saturday outside Columbia's Planned Parenthood clinic without fear of arrest after getting an exemption from the state.
Again, this past weekend shows why we can't have nice things. Or open beaches during a pandemic.
Major supermarkets are grappling with or anticipating runs on toilet paper and other essential supplies as fears of extended coronavirus-related closures continue. Some have implemented quotas as well.
State Sen. John Matthews, D-Orangeburg, said he has decided that now is the time to open his seat to "a new generation of leadership" after spending 46 years in the Legislature, including 10 in the House and 36 in the Senate.
Bernie Sanders headlined a get-out-the-vote rally at Columbia's Finlay Park, hours before polls open for the "First in the South" primary. He called on voters to reject establishment candidates, none of whom, he said, can defeat President Donald Trump.
In a sign of the buzz generated from the 2020 presidential race, absentee voting in South Carolina's Democratic primary surpassed 2016 numbers on Thursday and could surge even higher.
Lawmakers are considering legislation that would end South Carolina's open primary system in presidential elections in the midst of efforts by some Republican groups to disrupt Saturday's primary by crowding the polls for whom they believe is the weakest candidate against President Donald Trump.
Folks in Oregon, West Virginia, Colorado and New York are contemplating secession. They should talk to South Carolina first ...
Richland County School District One is among the first districts in the state to embrace the "Irly Bird STEM Series," a collection of rhyming books, mobile science lab visits and theatrical productions created by Pastor Eric Davis, who has a background in electrical engineering.
The district has already shoveled tens of thousands of dollars into the pastor’s program through two no-bid contracts.