Democrats at odds over ditching Jefferson, Jackson

S.C. Democrats are divided over a decision by their leaders to drop the party’s founders from the name of the Democrats’ annual fundraiser. Critics say the change is unnecessary and discounts the achievements of former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Supporters say the S.C. Democratic Party must change with the times.

Editorial: Payback that makes us all proud

We’re sure the University of South Carolina, its fans and every South Carolinian would have preferred to never pay back LSU for what that school did after October’s floods here. Unfortunately, we got a chance to repay the favor just this month, and we responded in kind. The payback was heartwarming, bringing tears to more than one Louisianan.

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West Columbia police to buy AR-15s with donation

A $10,000 donation from a citizen will be used to outfit more officers with patrol rifles.
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West Columbia police to buy AR-15s with donation 0:39

West Columbia police to buy AR-15s with donation

Lindsey Graham On Trump And Clinton 1:47

Lindsey Graham On Trump And Clinton

Ridge View's Perry Parks talks about hosting first on-campus football game 0:30

Ridge View's Perry Parks talks about hosting first on-campus football game

'Use me like Pharoh Cooper': USC commit spotlight on WR Shi Smith 0:54

'Use me like Pharoh Cooper': USC commit spotlight on WR Shi Smith