South Carolina Politics
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.
Army Gen. Robert Caslen, the early favorite among the USC president finalists, said he has been heartened by a number of supportive letters and emails, as well as calls from Gov. Henry McMaster, USC board members and the student government president.
Frank Wilberding, also known by his rapper name Dank Frank, doesn't understand why he was charged, and couldn't name South Carolina's governor "even if I paid him $1 million," his father says.
Authorities detained a man Tuesday in connection with the suspected arson fire that damaged two Columbia rental homes owned by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
Dominion Energy CEO Thomas Farrell II touted the recent rollback of utility rates as a better answer for South Carolina than the $1,000 rebates that had been advertised as he addressed the company's annual shareholders meeting Tuesday.
In Joe Biden's first visit to South Carolina in his nascent 2020 presidential campaign, the former vice president set his sights squarely on the Republican incumbent, describing the race as an opportunity for Americans to "choose hope over fear, unity over division, truth over lies, and science over fiction."
Biden is doing a rally and fundraiser Saturday in his first trip to SC since becoming a candidate.
Some S.C. lawmakers are pleased with the prospect of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs bringing a plant to the Midlands because of the jobs it would create, but anti-tobacco advocates see something much different: more money and influence for the controversial industry.
Bakari Sellers announced Monday that he is backing U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential race, giving the California Democrat one of the most prominent endorsements yet in the critical early primary state of South Carolina.
Shootings at two South Carolina hospitals in less than 24 hours have reignited discussions this week about whether state laws, which do little to deter patients from lashing out at health care workers, should be reformed.
Booker's town hall in Orangeburg was the first in CNN's ongoing series with 2020 presidential candidates to be broadcast live from the Palmetto State.
Though O'Rourke jumped into the Democratic primary race later than many of his competitors, his breakneck pace and prolonged days on the trail — driving himself across the state in a Dodge minivan — have allowed him to quickly make up up for lost time.
In his first visit to South Carolina since launching his 2020 presidential campaign, the Obama administration's former Housing secretary told Democrats he's unfazed by not being an early frontrunner in the crowded primary field.
Both former leaders of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Don and Carol Fowler have welcomed several 2020 candidates to their home for meet-and-greets as a way to introduce them to Columbia-area voters.
"I want to talk to voters everywhere from all backgrounds, from all different geographic parts of this state," the New Jersey Democrat said in Simpsonville.
COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, considered a likely 2020 presidential candidate, swept into South Carolina on Friday, advocating for highe…
Former Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson officially pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, admitting that he used a government funds to pay for a flight on a Panamanian airline and swanky hotel rooms in Las Vegas, Chicago and Columbia.