U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten declined to take over the highly consequential case, which involves Santee Cooper, South Carolina's 20 electric cooperatives, more than 2 million electric customers and Dominion Energy, the new owner of S.C. Electric & Gas.
Local cities want citizens to report their stolen guns, but the state may not let them.
Senior citizens in South Carolina could soon be required to participate in jury duty if an influential state lawmaker gets his way.
Earmarks aren't a big problem in South Carolina. Losing them would be ...
The S.C. Legislature is expected to receive several bids in the coming weeks, which will decide the fate of the public utility Santee Cooper.
Coming off what he considers a successful 2019, the Charleston County Council chairman plans to settle all family business this year.
Once on the brink of closure, McCormick's John De La Howe School is poised to become a hub for agribusiness education. Gov. Henry McMaster supports the idea.
A panel of state lawmakers held hearings this week to vet 17 people for the Public Service Commission. Part of the problem is that only six of the candidates were found to be "qualified" for a seat on the PSC.
This helpful Q&A reveals all about the Real ID, or at least why South Carolina is one of the last states in the Union to comply with a federal law...
South Carolina's Senate lacks the votes to advance a measure that would essentially ban abortions in the state, the Senate's Republican leader said Thursday
What's scarier than "Carrie," "Cujo" and "The Shining? The Homeowners' Association with unchecked power.
Dominion Energy, the new owner of S.C. Electric & Gas, agreed to pay $192.5 million to settle investor lawsuits stemming from the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project.
With an October deadline looming for the REAL ID conversion, the state's DMV is going mobile. Traveling units will hit every county through May.
We can't ignore the Census this year, even if the numbers suggest we owe Ohio an apology.
Lab results paid for by The Post and Courier show the tap water at a trailer park in Sumter County contains an industrial chemical that was also found at the nearby Shaw Air Force Base last year.
South Carolina utility regulators have reversed course in a case involving Dominion Energy and solar developers, bowing to public pressure and potentially opening the door to more competition …
The North Carolina Legislatures continues to make South Carolina look like a bastion of fairness.
A look back at 2019, a seriously flawed reboot of 2018.
The outcome of the lawsuits could affect the business practices for South Carolina's entire consumer lending industry, which sold more than $2.6 billion in high-interest loans last year.
The chemicals were used for decades to manufacture items such as nonstick pans, stain-resistant furniture and an industrial firefighting foam used by fire departments and the U.S. military.
The ash and other byproducts stored in those ponds were produced as coal was burned to create electricity. The problem is the waste often carries arsenic, mercury, lead and other toxic substances, which can leach into the soil and down into groundwater.
"First in the South: Why South Carolina's Presidential Primary Matters" reveals why the state has an outsized effect on who wins the White House.
Georgia's governor says gang members should move to South Carolina. Henry McMaster isn't responding to Brian Kemp's suggestion.
Nearly 100 faith leaders across South Carolina are urging Gov. Henry McMaster to continue accepting into the state persons fleeing persecution.
Santee Cooper approved its new budget, but the details of how the state-run utility plans to spend its money will remain a secret until next month.
A Columbia lawmaker is proposing first-of-its-kind legislation that would compensate women forced to give birth should the state enact an abortion ban.
The changes are set to go into effect April 1. The USDA estimates 668,000 people will lose food stamp benefits as a result.
Several towns and cities in the Lowcountry sent letters to state leaders this month. They asked their state lawmakers and Gov. Henry McMaster to prevent the Legislature from changing the business taxes that currently bring in more than $400 million to local governments in South Carolina annually.
It's been more than a year since Melissa and Matt Emery of Ninety Six lost their son, Dylan, to Krabbe disease at 11 months old. But a special place in their home they occupy almost daily helps keep them close to him.
Some state lawmakers, even those who are otherwise relatively sane, say an extensive knowledge of the law isn’t a requirement for a good judge. Perhaps they’re projecting.
It’s too bad Graham’s up for reelection at the same time as the president because our senior senator keeps getting dragged into national affairs. These days, he catches grief wherever he goes — just for trying to keep his job in trying times.
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers says South Carolina should have harsher prison sentences for hate crimes. And Wendell Gilliard says, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Nancy Mace is shocked — shocked — that a bunch of durn Democrats are digging into her past.
A Laurens lawmaker says gender reassignment surgery or treatment shouldn't be offered to children under 18. An opponent calls the proposal "disastrous."
The lack of a consumer advocate has become apparent enough that some of the state's utility commissioners have repeatedly noted their absence.
Enjoy long lines at the DMV? Then wait until next year to get a REAL ID, agency chief advises.
Dominion Energy is making it easy for everyone to stay hot this winter.
America, Nikki Haley wants you to know that she's ready when you are. Whenever that may be.
Mark Sanford will return ... whether we want him to or not.
South Carolina's power companies and the solar industry are at odds over how much utilities should pay for the large solar arrays that continue to pop up across the state.
South Carolina legislators will have an additional $1.8 billion to spend next year, pushing the state budget into 11 digits (past $10 billion) for the first time ever.
Businesses across South Carolina can expect to pay, on average, 34 percent less in unemployment insurance than they did in 2019, Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday. It's the latest sign that the state's economy is booming, the governor added.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading South Carolina polls for one very important reason.
Mark Hamill, better known as Luke Skywalker, basically endorsed South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison in a Tuesday afternoon tweet … while throwing some fairly serious shade at our senior senator.
Voters in South Carolina will be using new machines for the first time in 15 years for the 2019 election. Here is a step-by-step explainer of what's the same and what's different about the voting process.
Some Benedict College grads weren’t thrilled to see their alma mater host President Donald Trump on campus last week.
Our past legislative chickens have come home to roost in South Carolina's interstate overload crisis.
Santee Cooper paid down $360 million in bond debt ahead of the 2020 legislative session when South Carolina lawmakers are set to debate the future of the state-run utility.
The case originates from a near-unanimous vote last month by the S.C. GOP Executive Committee to forgo the 2020 Republican presidential primary in the state.
When the Lowcountry Livability PAC made its endorsements for Charleston City Council a few weeks back, West Ashley incumbents didn’t fare so well. In fact, the group suggested kicking four of them to the curb.
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