Columbia- Richland merger makes immense sense, just like it always has

Consolidating Columbia and Richland County would eliminate duplication, encourage single vision for a single community. Mayor Steve Benjamin’s effort follows unsuccessful efforts in 1963, 1972, 1988, 1990, 1994, plus countless proposed service mergers. It’s a great idea that has high statutory and political hurdles to overcome

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Your guide to watching the Democratic convention

Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders to speak Monday

Former President Bill Clinton to speak Tuesday

President Obama, Emanuel survivors to speak Wednesday

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Ted Cruz draws boos after refusing to endorse Trump

In his speech Wednesday night at the GOP Convention, Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump, instead saying “vote your conscience” which drew loud boos from inside Quicken Loans Arena. CREDIT: FedNet
Ted Cruz draws boos after refusing to endorse Trump 2:13

Ted Cruz draws boos after refusing to endorse Trump

The RNC's mistake by the lake 2:38

The RNC's mistake by the lake

Irmo Ladder One Wreck 1:38

Irmo Ladder One Wreck

Meet South Carolina football commitment Zay Brown 1:44

Meet South Carolina football commitment Zay Brown