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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The RNC's mistake by the lake

The Republican Convention did one thing very well: set a very low bar for the Democrats to clear in order to convince America that they are the adults in this race. ( Natalie Fertig / McClatchy)
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

Christmas in July brings smiles at EdVenture 0:53

Christmas in July brings smiles at EdVenture