Welcome back after the Fourth holiday. Here's what made news in South Carolina politics while you were at the beach, lake and backyard barbecue.
The Practical Statesman: How Hugh Leatherman became SCs most powerful politician
What gifts receives Gov. Nikki Haley from donors, rockers, industrial prospects and the Clemson clan
Permanent signs replace surf pollution advisories at Myrtle Beach
Breaking cycle of recidivism in South Carolina's young prisoners
Winthrop University president ordered purge of email about hiring husband
Judges' orders keeps information from becoming public
Thomas Ravenel makes US Senate run for Lindsey Graham's seat official
Officials say voter ID law working well in S.C.
Beaufort County schools prepare to bring cursive back into classroom
S.C.s economic forecast: Moderate growth
Giti Tire deal a boon for Port of Charleston
Former S.C. state trooper fights for medical marijuana
S.C. reacts to new federal focus on special education results
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