South Carolina House Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, is running to win the Democratic nomination in the June 12, 2018, primary for S.C. governor. Smith faces Charleston technology consultant Phil Noble and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis.
Who is Kevin Bryant? For more than a dozen years, the deeply religious Anderson Republican preached individual liberty and limited government in the S.C. Senate. Now he's running for governor, and making his mark.
Sherri Lydon, SC's first woman to serve as permanent U.S. attorney, is sworn in, spending Friday as her first full day on the job in her Columbia office on Main Street. She is the state's chief federal prosecutor, overseeing FBI, DEA, ATF and other federal criminal cases.
SC 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson's office has a backlog of 11,643 cases waiting to be tried. He says that's not bad. Some delayed cases have high-profile political dimensions, such as the cases of Kelvin Washington and Moe Baddourah.
The three Democratic candidates for S.C. governor faced each other in their first statewide televised debate on Thursday, May 24, 2018. With three weeks to go until the primary election on June 12, here's what happened at Clemson University
Political scientists from the College of Charleston, Francis Marion University and York Technical College assess who won and who lost the May 24, 2018, S.C. Democratic debate for governor: Phil Noble, James Smith, or Marguerite Willis.
Dominion Energy, the Virginia utility trying to buy SCANA, has an environmental problem it must deal with. State regulators say Dominion's failure to control sediment near a pipeline it has built shut down a public water system for a day.
Vote411.org provides a list of the candidates you’ll have the option of voting for in South Carolina’s June 12 primaries, and where they stand on issues - if they responded to questions from the SC League of Women Voters. Too few have.
Richland County Council decided Thursday, May 24, 2018, to kill the Richland Renaissance development plan, which included a new courthouse complex. The county has spent nearly $9 million buying properties, including at Columbia Place Mall.
Spanish opposition parties launched Friday a fierce campaign to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Popular Party profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme.
His nephew is running for lieutenant governor. But former SC House Speaker David Wilkins, uncle of Walt Wilkins, gave the maximum donation to SC Governor Henry McMaster, opponent of the younger Wilkins' running mate, Catherine Templeton.
York County prosecutor Kevin Brackett called South Carolina's death penalty a sham Tuesday after a York man pleaded guilty to killing a police officer. Brackett said he was prepared to take the case against Christian McCall to a death penalty trial, but explained to the officer's family that appeals can take decades.
At Clemson University on Wednesday, SC Gov. Henry McMaster took on his four GOP primary challengers for the first time. The incumbent Republican came in for some criticism during the debate but emerged largely unscathed.
California billionaire Tom Steyer stopped in Columbia May 23, 2018, as part of his multistate tour urging voters to sign onto his "Need to Impeach" President Donald Trump campaign. In 2016, Trump won with 55 percent of the vote in S.C.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella said he refused to approve populist leaders' choice of an economy minister who has expressed anti-euro views because the appointment would have "alarmed markets and investors, Italians and foreigners.".