With a cross-agency display of law enforcement force at the S.C. Statehouse over the past week, authorities were ready to act if election-related violence broke it. But it never came, and police say their preparations was likely a major reason why.
Benson joined The Post and Courier's Columbia bureau in November 2019. A native of Boston, he spent three years at the Greenwood Index-Journal and has won multiple South Carolina Press Association awards for his reporting.
David Lee, of Marion, was among a handful of demonstrators who stood outside the S.C. Statehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 during the inaugu…
House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, is leading an effort to rein in just how much power a governor's executive order can carry by allowing for legislative review 30 days after one is issued and barring successive ones to be issued for the same event.
With a bolstered law enforcement presence around the state capital ahead of the inauguration, a man was arrested Sunday two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse after a handgun was found in a vehicle, authorities said.
S.C. Highway Patrol troopers stand watch in front of the Statehouse on Jan. 17, 2021. Adam Benson/Staff
Kershaw County's schools were the first to send students back into classrooms on a full-time basis, just weeks after a cluster of coronavirus cases made the region South Carolina's first COVID-19 hotspot. The district's leader has gained national attention for his innovative approaches in keeping cases down and attendance up.
Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook speaks to reporters about plans for possible protests ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration with Richland Coun…
Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook (right) Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott (center) and Mayor Steve Benjamin (left) discuss security measur…