State Politics

The Buzz

Gowdy wants Clinton’s email server

The South Carolinian who chairs the House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks has asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to turn over her personal email server to a “neutral, detached and independent” third party for “immediate inspection and review.”

The Buzz

Report: Poor children lag behind despite 4K

A new study of South Carolina’s free 4-year-old kindergarten program for poor children has some education advocates questioning whether the decade-old, $65 million-a-year intervention is succeeding. While poor children in poor districts fare better academically when they go to 4K, their chances of passing state assessments remain consistently lower than all students statewide, advocates say.

Living

How the much-admired SC state flag came to be — a bit haphazardly

Whether the S.C. flag is the best of the 50 states or just somewhere in the Top 10, it is clearly one of the most popular designs. The flag’s simple, elegant design suggests there was a simple, elegant process that led to its design. Not so. In fact, how the flag came to be and its inconsistent reproduction today is quite a story.

Videos

Want to save money on a new car in South Carolina? Better hurry.

That new -- or used -- car that you’ve been looking at will cost you more on Saturday.
Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com
Want to save money on a new car in South Carolina? Better hurry. 0:51

Want to save money on a new car in South Carolina? Better hurry.

State TERI retirement program ending 3:46

State TERI retirement program ending

Your child’s South Carolina school bus could catch on fire 1:08

Your child’s South Carolina school bus could catch on fire

Gov. Henry McMaster on his running mate 1:40

Gov. Henry McMaster on his running mate