Joseph Cranney is a reporter based in Columbia, covering state and local government. He previously covered government and sports for newspapers in Florida and Pennsylvania.
We are scouring South Carolina to uncover ethical concerns people have raised about judges that have been kept under wraps. And we need your help.
Ethics complaints against the state’s circuit judges are buried in an opaque system that shields the accused.
South Carolina sheriffs dipped into public money to pay for luxury accommodations and broke laws they swore to uphold, a Post and Courier investigation found.
Decades of underfunding at South Carolina's prisons created a powder keg of dangerous conditions that persist even after one of the deadliest inmate riots in U.S. history.
One of South Carolina's leading lawmen faces years behind bars after prosecutors indicted him on public corruption charges in September, alleg…
Columbia Democrat Seth Rose has come a long way since a snarling dog attacked him as he first sought public office. He's now one of the Statehouse's new faces.
South Carolina loves its holiday displays but it's costly to run all those lights.
Rep. Seth Rose (middle), D-Columbia, is sworn in as a new state representative in an early December 2018 ceremony. Joseph Cranney/Staff
Clayton Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, with a congregation of about 15 members, is opening its doors to undocumented South Carolina i…
For the second time in as many years, a South Carolina judge up for re-election was ousted from their position during their screening with the state's judicial oversight panel.