Local

Greenville attorney named DHEC director

Catherine Heigel of Greenville, a lawyer who has worked for utilities and state agencies, was chosen Friday as the new director of the state agency that oversees health and environmental protection.

Editor's Picks

Local

A new sheriff in Lexinton County

Hundreds of family, friends, government officials and law enforcement officers gathered Friday in the Lexington County Courthouse to watch Jay Koon be sworn in as the first new sheriff elected in Lexington County in 43 years.

Local

EXCLUSIVE: Prices for downtown land skyrocketing

The influx of eight student housing projects, along with a general building boom in the Capital City, is driving land prices in downtown Columbia through the roof. Two one-acre lots – one on Assembly Street adjacent to Richland Library and another on Park and Lady streets – are being offered for $3.5 million each, listings show.