SC Democrats hope top candidates shine at state convention

The S.C. Democratic Party holds its state convention Saturday to show off its top tier of candidates and elect delegates to vote on Democrats’ presidential nominee. Tega Cay’s Fran Person, a former eight-year aide to Vice President Joe Biden, is perhaps the party's fastest rising star.

Entitlement reform, RIP

As you have probably heard by now, the stakes in November’s presidential election could not be higher. Control of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. Ditto the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants. U.S. foreign policy could be in for its biggest shake-up since the Cold War.

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How Harriet Tubman is connected to SC’s Lowcountry

Woman of the $20 bill was on raid that freed more than 700 slaves during the Civil War

Underground Railroad conductor spent two years in the Lowcountry

Historian says proof sparse on what national heroine did while here

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Sparkleberry Country Fair

The Sparkleberry Country Fair runs from April 29 through May 1 and features "something for everyone." On Saturday, the main event features animal displays, a tractor show, a car show, arts and crafts, and food vendors. Friday and Sunday's fair features only the amusement rides. The Sparkleberry County Fair is at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center on Clemson Road in Northeast Richland County.
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