The Midlands chapter of Indivisible, a loose affiliation of activist groups that have sprung up nationwide in the Trump era. The movement takes its name from the Indivisible Guide, a document by former Democratic congressional staffers outlining strategies on how to engage with local members of Congress to oppose Trump’s Washington agenda.
New details of charges against Lexington Republican Rep. Rick Quinn were revealed Tuesday when he went before a judge for a bond hearing. In a generally worded indictment filed on May 16, Quinn was accused of taking $4.5 million in money from “lobbyists’ principals” or professional associations and trade groups from 2010 to this year and failing to report the income.
Former FBI Director James Comey announced the FBI investigation into Russia and the 2016 election on March 20. Just seven weeks later, he was fired. Here's a timeline of the many twists and turns that have happened since.
Indicted Republican lawmaker Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, vowed Tuesday to fight charges against him, deemed the allegations “very weak” and said special prosecutor David Pascoe, a Democrat, is on “a partisan witch hunt.”
The state’s schools chief says replacing mid-90s school buses that are prone to catching on fire is a top priority, but S.C. spending on buses is expected to fall short. In 2007, state lawmakers adopted a 15-year replacement cycle that the state lags behind. Now, the S.C. Department of Education says it needs $72 million just to replace the buses causing the most trouble, which make up about 35 percent of the state’s 5,600 buses
A candlelight vigil was held at Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on May 14 to show opposition to a rally by white nationalist angered over plans to remove Confederate statues from the city. White nationalists staged a rally the day before in front of the park’s memorial of Confederate military leader Robert E Lee. This footage shows a glimpse of the vigil, where participants are chanting “We must love each other and protect each other.”
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster spoke to the media April 19 about his desire to find a way, other than increased taxes, to fund the pension plan in the state. McMaster signed the pension fix into law Tuesday, April 25.