Former state representative and judge Tom Ervin, who is challenging Gov. Nikki Haley in the June GOP primary, will meet with reporters for the first time since announcing his run Saturday. Ervin, who will self-finance his run, will hold new conferences in Columbia and his hometown Greenville on Tuesday. He said he decided to run after hearing testimony before a Senate panel about alleged mismanagement at the S.C. Department of Social Services.
Richland County could end up with an all-new election board after Rep. James Smith determined Monday that the terms of the three remaining members had expired.
The Republican Governors Association and ally to Gov. Nikki Haley released another ad Monday attacking state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, her Democratic opponent, for his support for the Affordable Care Act.
The Columbian mammoth survived an ice age, but whether it can survive the South Carolina Senate as the state’s official fossil remains to be seen, The Greenville News reports.
A group of students who met for the first time Monday with the College of Charleston's new president, Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, found him cordial, inquisitive and receptive, but that doesn't mean they're backing down from their opposition of the school's Board of Trustees and how it handled the search for a new president, or state legislators for exerting influence over the trustees, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reports.
Legislation that would create an entirely new police force to guard the Statehouse is now in the South Carolina Senate after clearing the House last week, the S.C. Radio Network reports.
Happening today: Gov. Nikki Haley is in the middle of a three-day economic-development trip to Canada. Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins is on the trip that takes a group from South Carolina to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
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