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COLUMBIA — Moe Baddourah, a former Columbia city councilman who lost a re-election bid after 19-month suspension from office, will run for may…
More than $600,000 has been pumped into campaigns of Tameika Isaac Devine, Sam Johnson and Daniel Rickenmann for the upcoming election for Columbia mayor. But their quarterly disclosure reports arrived days after the state deadline.
COLUMBIA — As races heat up for an election that will reshape Columbia City Council, more money is pouring into the various campaigns.
The Post and Courier Columbia's Power List features a lawmaker who brought the firing squad to South Carolina, a governor who got to exert more control than his predecessors, a pharmaceutical CEO making a statewide impact, a developer creating a new destination in the city, an insurance boss leading major business groups and a basketball coach using her platform for social justice.
John Sims, a Black artist known for provocative work involving the Confederate flag who was detained by Columbia police in his apartment in May, received an apology from the city's mayor.
McMaster raised $373,000 in the first three months of 2021, just behind his quarterly record for his reelection bid, according to state campaign disclosures.
Building permits requested through the city of Columbia totaled $471.4 million between July 2020 and February 2021, a 35 percent increase over the same time period a year before.
Mayor Steve Benjamin asked city staff to pull from the City Council agenda Feb. 16 changes to mask enforcement that would have meant fines of up to $500.
COLUMBIA — As Columbia City Council's longest-tenured representative prepares to step down, a familiar name could seek to replace him.
Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea Benjamin of Columbia lost to Family Court Judge Jay Vinson of Florence in the top-of-the-ticket race for a spot on the state's second highest bench, the Court of Appeals.