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Politics and budget reporter Adam Beam


Politics and education reporter Jamie Self


Higher education and politics reporter Andy Shain


Environmental reporter Sammy Fretwell


Cops, courts and immigration reporter Noelle Phillips


Cops and courts reporter John Monk


Business editor Kristy Eppley Rupon


Military and business reporter Jeff Wilkinson


Online reporter and producer R. Darren Price


General assignments reporter Cassie Cope


News columnist Bertram Rantin


News assistant Anne-Kathryn Flanagan


Local government reporter Dawn Hinshaw


Schools, religion and features reporter Carolyn Click


Visual journalist Tracy Glantz


Photojournalist Gerry Melendez


Photojournalist Tim Dominick




Features Editor Betsey Guzior


Features and outdoor reporter Joey Holleman


Designer, illustrator and food writer Susan Ardis




Gamecocks football beat writer Josh Kendall


Gamecocks basketball beat writer David Cloninger


Gamecocks baseball beat writer Neil White




Associate editor, editorial writer and columnist Cindy Ross Scoppe


Associate editor, editorial board member Warren Bolton