A national poll once found that more Americans could name the Three Stooges than the three branches of government.
By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon.
Nine South Carolina senators want to review millions of dollars in economic incentives handed out to businesses in the state following a dispute over proposed tax benefits to lure the Carolina Panthers' headquarters and practice facility to the state.
If you get something in the mail from Tecklenburg today, don’t flinch — and don’t throw it away. This time, he’s trying to put money into your wallet.
The University of South Carolina narrowed a national search for its next president down to four candidates Wednesday, selecting applicants with backgrounds ranging from Northwestern University to West Point.
We now interrupt our regularly scheduled partisan rancor for a message from Henry McMaster.
The reform measures were supposed to be the crux of South Carolina's response to one of the country's deadliest prison uprisings in decades.
That old Charleston drawl was unmistakable.
Sen. Tom Davis hasn't given up on his medical marijuana legislation just yet.
With little to no chance of passing this year, supporters of medical marijuana hope the ongoing pressure on the issue can help build momentum heading into the second year of the legislative session in 2020.
South Carolina lawmakers advanced two "sunshine" bills Thursday that could shed more light onto political campaign ads paid for by secretive groups and their anonymous donors.
A South Carolina state senator standing in the way of a tax incentives package for the Carolina Panthers to build a new $150 million complex in the state warned Wednesday that similar promises of economic development from other NFL franchises have failed to come true.
South Carolina is a house that stands divided when it comes to the issue of offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean — at least if you are following legislation in Columbia.
Gov. Henry McMaster's pick to lead South Carolina's embattled child welfare agency told lawmakers Wednesday he hopes to improve organizational culture and morale there, a commitment that moved him closer to likely confirmation.
A substitute teacher in Alabama accidentally fired his gun in a first-grade classroom recently. No one was hurt, luckily.
"This is a great deal," McMaster wrote in a letter to lawmakers Monday about a proposed tax incentives package to lure the Carolina Panthers to build a practice facility and headquarters in York County. "It will create economic growth and prosperity for our citizens."
A leading South Carolina lawmaker says he is under police protection after a Facebook commenter threatened to shoot him a over a bill that would allow people to carry handguns in the state without a permit.
Tom Mullikin was handpicked by Gov. Henry McMaster last year to defend South Carolina from rising sea levels, persistent flooding and severe storms coming in from the Atlantic.
In early February, Gov. Henry McMaster got a tour of the massive drainage tunnels Charleston is building 140 feet beneath the Crosstown.
Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings, the charismatic and quick-witted former U.S. senator and South Carolina governor who became one of the state's most important national political figures, die…
After hours of contentious debate that stretched deep into Tuesday night, a South Carolina House committee voted mostly along party lines to advance a bill to the floor that would ban most abortions in the state.
As South Carolina comes to grips with the recent kidnapping and killing of a college student, the case could provide one of the first high-profile tests for the new top prosecutor in Richland County, where experts say convincing juries to sentence someone to death can be more difficult than in other parts of the state.
The impasse over technical policy disputes threatens to curb the clean energy source that has swiftly expanded in the Palmetto State in recent years after legislation initially created an opening for it in 2014 — but with limits that are now being hit.
The bribes included video game consoles, laptop computers, remote speakers and televisions, the indictment said.
Several South Carolina senators criticized the leaders of Santee Cooper on Tuesday for approving bonuses given, in part, to have experienced executives ready to face lawmakers as the General Assembly weighs selling state-run utility.
South Carolina lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday to allow the Legislature to hire new legal and technical advisers who can negotiate with several investment firms and power companies that are interested in buying Santee Cooper, the state-run utility.
South Carolina has slightly higher percentage of African-American solar workers than the national industry average but is far below the state's overall black population.
Duke Energy's two electric utilities in South Carolina want to charge their customers a combined $225 million more per year to cover the cost of infrastructure improvements, new power plants, the environmental cleanup of coal ash and a nuclear project that never got off the ground.
It took nearly 600 documents, hundreds of signatures from local officials and hours of work by law enforcement personell to tell South Carolina's leaders what they already knew: the state doesn't have any "sanctuary cities."
Our annual mass alien abduction, aka Daylight Saving Time, remains a target of politician. But not changing our clocks is more complicated than it sounds.
State lawmakers began their first highly-anticipated review of a bill legalizing medical marijuana in South Carolina on Wednesday.
That wasn’t just an air horn blasting through the halls of Congress last week — it was an alarm.
A South Carolina judge decided last week that the state's legislative caucuses — a handful of groups made up of lawmakers in the Statehouse — can operate behind closed doors, sheilding their records and meetings from the public.
A crew of North Charleston firefighters and EMTs were training on the department’s fire boat in the Ashley River last Friday.
A former staffer for 5th Circuit Solicitor was sentenced to three years probation on Tuesday for misusing public funds at the Richland and Kershaw County prosecutor's office.
Dominion Energy may have taken over SCE&G, but some things haven’t changed.
Federal law enforcement officials continue to monitor SCANA Corp. and the legal fallout surrounding the company's failed V.C. Summer nuclear project — a sign the utility's current and former executives could still face criminal charges.
A former South Carolina lawmaker withdrew his bid to become the next director of the state's land preservation agency on Monday after he was accused of "self dealing" and was sharply questioned about his qualifications for the job.
If you want to know how not to run an election, just take a drive up the interstate. Because North Carolina is putting on a clinic.
Free to spend unlimited amounts of money, outside groups dropped more than $6 million last year to influence South Carolina’s elections, promoting their favorite candidates, attacking their political opponents and barraging voters with non-stop ads.
Candidates for the job opening to lead South Carolina's land preservation agency included people with years of experience in forestry, environmental policy and natural resources, according to applications obtained by The Post and Courier.
Several senators wanted to know why Pitts was chosen over several dozen other people for the job. And they pressured Michael McShane, one of the Conservation Bank's board members, to answer whether Pitts' was chosen specifically for his connections in the halls of the Statehouse.
A Charleston state lawmaker has proposed renaming the area's airport after former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democrat who once led the Senate's transportation committee among other high-profile roles.
"Usually when we come before you, all we talk about is money," Chief Justice Don Beatty Beatty said in his second annual State of the Judiciary address. "And I'll be frank with you: We can't escape it this time, either."
State officials offered an update on the Legislature’s ambitious plan to improve schools last week, and it was … educational.
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.
"The same things that won big for us will win big for this state and the people in this room," Swinney told a joint session of the S.C. House and Senate. "It's called team."
The deal, which could still land Johnson in prison for up to 20 years, was announced a day before he was set to arrive in federal court for a hearing in the case.
The education overhaul bill moving through the South Carolina Legislature is a behemoth — 84 pages that promise changes at nearly every level of the school system.
The overhaul plan could put dozens of schools and several districts under new management. These are the ones it puts on notice.
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