Two state Senators this week filed a bill to change the state’s brewery laws to lure Stone Brewing Company and its 400 jobs. More>>
South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax collection... More>>
The Charleston Birth Place says its six-month fight is still not over. On Saturday, supporters of the center rallied at the College of Charleston. More>>
The chairman of Clemson University's Board of Trustees says a task force is discussing a policy that would ban the use of all tobacco products, inside or outdoors. More>>
A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective. More>>
Email correspondence shows that Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sought to speak with advisers about repercussions with the Cherokee Nation as she considered intervening in a custody dispute involving a Cherokee girl. More>>
The police chief of the Dillon County town of Latta has been fired and she says it is because she is gay. More>>
Council members are hoping to save money by diverting $15 million from the proposed Maybank Highway expansion to the Folly Road project. Now questions are raised about whether it can be done without jeopardizing other funds.
Time is running out for a bill designed to help birthing centers stay open across the state. Supporters are anxious to see the bill move to the state Senate.
Charleston County Council's finance committee met Monday evening to talk about possibly diverting money from a proposed project on Maybank Highway to a project to alleviate problems at Camp and Folly roads. More>>
U.S. Department of Energy officials are participating in a public discussion on the financial future of the Savannah River Site. More>>
A state budget proposal would provide new buses that run on alternative fuel to South Carolina school districts willing to pay part of the bill. More>>
A bill allowing South Carolina employers to give hiring preference to veterans and spouses of disabled veterans has advanced in the Senate. More>>
Lillian Koller finally appearing before the Department of Social Services Oversight Subcommittee on Wednesday. More>>
Reorganized Blue Ribbon Committee of Council on Education has ideas on how to fix overcrowded schools East of the Cooper. It wants the Charleston County School Board to prioritize their needs. More>>
Officials plan to break ground on a new town hall later this year, but they also want to know what kind of park will surround it on nearly two acres of land. More>>
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year. More>>
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham spent part of his day Tuesday at Patriots Point to attend an awards ceremony to honor a WWII veteran.
South Carolina Education Superintendent Mick Zais has withdrawn the state from testing for new standards next year. More>>
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers have been drinking. More>>
A years-long effort by state officials to help create South Carolina's next high-stakes tests for public schools may become moot, leaving uncertain how students will be tested next spring. More>>
Molly Spearman is leading the money race among eight Republicans trying to become South Carolina's next superintendent, while Montrio Belton leads the four Democrats seeking the job. More>>
The ex-wife of U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has accused the congressman of violating the couple's divorce agreement. More>>
South Carolina's top prosecutor has returned $43,000 since January in previous campaign donations that exceeded state limits. More>>
The College of Charleston Foundation has offered the school's Board of Trustees an additional $112,000 in salary money for negotiations with president-elect Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. More>>
The first female physician to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives is speaking at the Columbia Convention Center on the nation's health disparities. More>>
South Carolina House members are removing their names from legislation allowing the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate a constitutional officer or other officer under the... More>>
Some 1,500 children and librarians from across South Carolina are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse to celebrate literacy and reading. More>>
South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. More>>
The Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting students' chances of success through an expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten and early intervention in reading. More>>
With summer just around the corner, the Isle of Palms Town Council says there is a solution to waiting on stalled connector traffic. The town is considering adding more cameras to help monitor traffic on IOP.
The Berkeley County Board of Elections is looking for poll managers for the 2014 primary election in June. More>>
Gov. Nikki Haley says some South Carolina employees aren't behaving or using state resources properly because agencies haven't set clear rules. More>>
A bill aimed at preventing more drunken driving deaths in South Carolina is heading to the governor's desk. More>>
Vice President Joe Biden is delivering the commencement address at the University of South Carolina next month. More>>
The South Carolina Democratic primary ballot in June will ask voters whether they support legalizing medical marijuana to treat severe illnesses. More>>
Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler has won another terms as the city's mayor with 65 percent of the vote. More>>
An annual report by the Education Oversight Committee shows that South Carolina schools are still not improving fast enough to prepare students to be successful for the global economy. More>>
The House budget-writing committee has advanced a bill to create a research university within the College of Charleston. More>>
A trial date has been set for a Kentucky man charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first lady and their family in a series of Facebook postings. More>>
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is coming to South Carolina to speak at the state Republican party's annual fundraising dinner. More>>
It's going to get a little bit easier for visitors to find their way around historic Beaufort. More>>
As state leaders discuss the 2014-2015 state budget, local county leaders worry if another cut could be on the way.
Gov. Nikki Haley is making a trade trip to India in November, returning for the first time since she was a toddler to the country where her parents were born. More>>
Another hearing is planned on a request to remove South Carolina's top prosecutor from the ethics case of House Speaker Bobby Harrell. More>>
They're not new in the state of South Carolina, but if a new law is passed, interlock ignition programs could triple in number. Right now, the devices are offered through the state's Probation, Pardon and Parole office.
Sixteen years ago is when two people were on the ballot for mayor of Berkeley County's largest city. Next Tuesday, voters will choose either the long-time incumbent or a six year city councilman. More>>
A new public interest group has formed to keep tabs on activities at the Savannah River Site. More>>
Emma's Law has made it through the state House of Representatives with a unanimous vote and minimal changes. The hope is that the law will put a stop to repeat drunk driving offenders.
A bill intended to force all 46 coroners in South Carolina to report the suspicious deaths of children is advancing in the Senate. More>>
The South Carolina House has passed a bill allowing people suffering from severe epilepsy to legally use oil derived from marijuana to control their seizures. More>>
The faculty senate of the College of Charleston says it has no confidence in the board of trustee's hiring of Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell as president. More>>
Tim Goodwin will keep his seat as the mayor of Folly Beach. More>>
It's been a hard fought battle on Folly Beach, but the fates of the mayoral candidates have finally come down to the voters and the ballot.
A Senate panel recommends adding members to the board that invests South Carolina's pension portfolio to help ease public employees' concerns over how their retirement money's being handled. More>>
Officials at Berkeley Electric Cooperative say the utility company does not have enough money to pay for new federal regulations on coal-fired electric power plants, and the utility's president and CEO is worried about how it will affect customers.
With the help of former state Sen. Robert Ford, students made progress Monday. Ford helped members of the "Fight For CofC" group meet with Glenn McConnell in the president's office in Randolph Hall.
The rush to sign-up has been slowing things down. Earlier today, the healthcare.gov web site was moving at a snail's pace. More>>
With uninsured South Carolinians facing a midnight deadline for signing up for health care coverage, enrollment counselors are reporting a surge of people seeking their help. More>>
Christian recording star Steven Curtis Chapman is helping Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Cash raise money for his campaign. More>>
It's been a decade since Republicans took control of South Carolina in a development that has marginalized white Democrats. More>>
The filing deadline for state and federal candidates running in this year's elections in South Carolina is at hand. More>>
South Carolina's first African-American woman elected to the state senate is speaking at Calhoun County High School. More>>
The deadline to purchase healthcare through the Affordable Care Act is just a couple days away. On Saturday, state Rep. David Mack held an open house at Burns Elementary School. More>>
Democratic state Sen. Brad Hutto has filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Lindsey Graham. More>>
The Charleston Birth Place is still fighting to keep its doors open even though it does not have a physician on site, something the state health department has demanded of all birthing centers.
Hundreds of College of Charleston students walked out of class Friday afternoon and marched to the Cistern in the middle of campus to protest the naming of a new president.
Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott now has a primary opponent this year. More>>
South Carolina's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in February. More>>
Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell says he will vacate the office whenever the College of Charleston's board of trustees needs him full-time. More>>
Former Attorney General Henry McMaster is running for lieutenant governor, four years after his unsuccessful bid for governor. More>>
Attorneys are getting more time to submit briefs to a judge considering a request in the ethics case of House Speaker Bobby Harrell. More>>
The South Carolina House has created a special committee to evaluate the Senate version of ethics reform legislation. More>>
Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell warns lawmakers that a failure to prepare for South Carolina's oncoming "gray tsunami" will cause a budget crisis and human tragedies. More>>
On April 8, the people of Goose Creek will head to the polls for the mayoral election. This is the first time in 16 years that the current mayor has faced any opposition.
A state board has approved paying $188,000 toward the salary of the College of Charleston's incoming president, Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. More>>
Wednesday marks International Epilepsy Awareness Day and the Epilepsy Foundation reports that more than 2 million people live with the neurological disorder in the United States.
People who support charter schools are gathering for a rally in Columbia. More>>
A Senate panel is continuing its hearings on South Carolina's Department of Social Services. More>>
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen has filed for his spot on the ballot to challenge South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. More>>
Sen. Tom Davis says if legislators block his bill aimed at allowing retirees to legally play bridge, he'll sue to get South Carolina's centuries-old antigambling law thrown out altogether. More>>
Mayor Tim Goodwin and Toni Connor-Rooks both have leadership experience with Folly Beach government. But each has differing views on the past, present, and future of the place they call home. More>>
Senate President Pro Tem John Courson will not relinquish his Senate seat to temporarily become lieutenant governor, he told The Associated Press on Monday. More>>
Two days after the Board of Trustees announced they had unanimously selected Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell to serve as the College of Charleston next president, students and faculty mobilized to protest the decision. More>>
Ethics charges have officially been dropped against South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom. More>>
Columbia residents are getting a chance to learn more about how to get insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. More>>
Berkeley County's sheriff plans to ask Monday for money to pay for officers at the jail so that the second floor of the facility can be filled and staffed. More>>
Senate Judiciary Chairman Larry Martin warns another election in South Carolina could be thrown into chaos unless the Legislature passes a law dealing with the structure of county election offices. More>>
A judge in Columbia is considering a request from House Speaker Bobby Harrell to remove South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson from an investigation of a complaint against the speaker. More>>
A bill that seeks to allow children with severe epilepsy to legally use oil derived from marijuana has advanced to the Senate floor, but it's so restrictive, supporters say it won't help those for whom it's... More>>
A media attorney wants the public to be allowed to attend hearings on ethics allegations against South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell. More>>
A bill requiring doctors who perform abortions in South Carolina to have admitting privileges at a local hospital is heading to the Senate. More>>
South Carolina education superintendent Mick Zais has endorsed his former deputy superintendent in the race to replace him. More>>
An effort to delay implementation of the federal health care overhaul in South Carolina is dead. More>>
Ethics allegations accusing South Carolina's top accountant of improperly using campaign money to accompany his girlfriend to the 2012 Republican National Convention have been dropped. More>>
A father who lost his 6-year-old daughter in a drunken driving accident is now pushing for legislation in her honor that would stop DUI offenders from getting behind the wheel when they've been drinking.
The College of Charleston could be called Charleston University one day if Mayor Joe Riley gets his way.
Testimony about a 4-year-old Richland County boy who was beaten to death after being returned to his parents from foster care has prompted two Democratic senators to call for the ousting of the Department of Social... More>>
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn is delivering the Philip G. Grose Lecture in cooperation with the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina. More>>
The president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Hospital Association is speaking about the state and its relationship with the Affordable Care Act. More>>
The House has approved a bill banning abortion in South Carolina beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy. More>>
South Carolina's top accountant says state law allowed him to use campaign money to accompany his girlfriend to the 2012 Republican National Convention even though he was not an elected delegate. More>>
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has filled out the paperwork and written the $10,440 check to run for office again. More>>
A bill requiring South Carolina's school districts to teach students how to write in cursive by fifth grade is advancing in the House. More>>
Senator Lindsey Graham opens a new campaign office in West Ashley, while Senate candidate Nancy Mace works inside her recently opened headquarters on Daniel Island. More>>
A bill to encourage drivers to slow down in highway construction zones across South Carolina would increase penalties and state troopers' presence. More>>
Sixteen members of a group who stopped traffic trying to enter a South Carolina Statehouse parking area are headed to court following the third protest against the state's decision not to accept federal money to expand... More>>
Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson are holding a news conference at the Statehouse. More>>
A state representative from the Lowcountry apologized for sending an angry email to a College of Charleston student after the student complained about money being stripped from the College's reading enrichment program.
The deadline to enroll in coverage through the Affordable Care Act is March 31. Blue Cross Blue Shield is making a final push in South Carolina, making sure people understand the penalties for not signing up.
The campaign season is officially underway as candidates file with the South Carolina Election Commission. More>>
A South Carolina woman has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage ban. More>>
Gov. Nikki Haley is forming a 10-member council to develop a statewide plan to combat prescription drug abuse. More>>
State Rep. Bakari Sellers is complaining about most South Carolina election offices being closed on the first day candidates have to file for office. More>>
A Senate panel has advanced a bill aimed at closing abortion clinics in South Carolina, while a separate panel took testimony on bills making abortion illegal. More>>
Three challengers to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham are signing an agreement that if any of them make a runoff against the Republican incumbent, the other two will throw their support behind the challenger. More>>
The House budget plan allows South Carolina's towns and counties to continue charging taxpayers a processing fee for credit card payments, but they'll pay a steep price if they try to profit from the fees, More>>
Gov. Nikki Haley says the House budget takes a historic step in providing a good education to all South Carolina students. More>>
The House's $7 billion spending plan for South Carolina taxes is heading to the Senate. More>>
President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared a major disaster in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to be directed to the state as it cleans up from the ice storms in February. More>>
Residents of Mount Pleasant's Old Village petitioned council members for a stop to a proposed gun shop from moving in. However, the council approved the business and told residents to find a compromise.
Republicans say K-12 public schools are a big winner in the House budget plan, but Democrats say the plan still doesn't meet the state's obligation to education. More>>
About half of the nearly 56,000 people who have signed up in South Carolina for health insurance under the new health care law supported by President Barack Obama are 45 years old or older. More>>