South Carolina Politics
The University of South Carolina is taking only a week to hire a top administrator and has only posted the opening internally.
South Carolina is one of 33 states that charges sales tax on feminine hygiene products. A Ladson lawmaker wants to end that.
Aside a wall of 2-foot-tall letters spelling out “Black Women Lead,” behind a podium bearing a “Black Women for Kamala” sign, Kamala Harris made an appeal Saturday to black women in South Carolina, a contingency whose support she sees as crucial to the viability of her presidential candidacy.
A proposal to increase prison sentences for people who select their victims solely because of their race or religion would make South Carolina one of the last states with a hate crime law
COLUMBIA — About a dozen black female small-business owners were gathered in a South Carolina shared workspace on Tuesday night for a networki…
With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024.
As South Carolina barrels toward February's first-in-the-south Democratic presidential primary, the endorsement of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjam…
Gov. Henry McMaster says the General Assembly should not sidestep tax cuts when legislators gather in January — especially with the budget projected to be at an all-time high of $10 billion.
South Carolina’s addiction services agency is providing communities more money to tailor substance abuse programs to what they're confronting most, from underage drinking to the opioid crisis
South Carolina temporary license plates affixed to newly purchased vehicles were thin pieces of paper adorned with an expiration date written in marker with no ties to the owner. Now those 45-day tags will be tied directly to a vehicle’s owner through an alphanumeric code.
Suicidal and mentally ill women at a South Carolina prison were punished as a way to dissuade them from seeking help again, a psychiatrist testified Wednesday.
President Donald Trump, along with many of the top 2020 Democratic White House contenders, are coming to a historically black college in Columbia next weekend for a bipartisan forum on criminal justice reform.
The upcoming S.C. Supreme Court hearing on former lawmaker Rick Quinn's Statehouse corruption case is not really about Rick Quinn. In what sounds like a man arguing with himself, prosecutor David Pascoe is appealing the plea deal he struck with the state representative from Lexington.
A cellphone micro-jamming test inside a South Carolina prison proves that inmates' calls can be blocked without interfering with signals beyond their confinement, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited a South Carolina city ravaged by hurricanes twice in three years and pledged to improve the government response to disasters as part of an effort to combat storm damage that he says is the result of climate change.
In an era when a kid's most prized possession also is the primary tool for sexual predators, bullies and bad behavior in general, it's parents' responsibility to keep tabs on who their child's communicating with, Richland County's sheriff said.
A federal judge refused Wednesday to let a former South Carolina transportation official out of jail while he awaits his fate for violating his probation by trying to hire a prostitute, who turned out to be an undercover officer
The state DOT board will consider removing John Hardee's name from the Columbia airport roadway following the former commissioner's guilty plea to obstruction and subsequent arrest last week on the charge of soliciting a prostitute
As the 2020 Democratic race prepares to enter the crucial fall campaign season, it's now former Vice President Joe Biden who is far in front of the pack for South Carolina's pivotal First in the South primary — and determined not to let history repeat itself.
A former Department of Transportation commissioner is sentenced to 18 months of probation for telling a client to delete emails amid a federal corruption investigation
Plastic bag bans have proliferated along South Carolina's coast, but now Richland County may pass one of its own. I would be the first inland county to do so.
A lawsuit seeking to cancel a $1 million payout to an ousted Richland County administrator has led to the discovery of text messages showing the administrator and a county councilwoman privately communicating during the settlement negotiations.
Many University of South Carolina students, faculty and alumni are upset again that the state's largest college wants to hire a former West Point leader who they think is unqualified as its new president.
State Sen. Thomas McElveen endorsed Beto O'Rourke in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race Thursday, praising the former Texas congressman for "working to find common ground in Congress and fighting to protect our veterans."
Some prisoners in South Carolina are training to work with professional corrections staff to be "on the front line" of inmate suicide prevention.