The predator met her in an Internet chat room the Columbia teen-ager kept secret from her parents. He sent her a bus ticket to Texas, where he was going to lock her up. Thursday, he was sentenced to prison.
President Donald Trump names Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House Chief of Staff. He would replace John Kelly, who’s leaving the position at the end of 2018.
Latitude 22, a popular bar in downtown Columbia’s Five Points nightlife scene, has had its liquor license suspended. The bar is owned by Matt Shmanske, who also owns Moosehead Saloon and the Thirsty Parrot
S.C. Governor Henry McMaster has appointed Charles Dalton, the former CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative to the Commission on Higher Education, South Carolina’s college and university oversight agency.
The South Carolina Forestry Commission is selling an 80-foot lookout tower in Greenville. As of Friday, the high bid was $525 in the auction. The tower, built from tons of steel, must be removed within 10 days.
After a fire Thursday night at the historic Babcock Building in Columbia SC’s BullStreet development, questions about whether damage could affect plans for apartments at the former state mental hospital campus.
American Airlines announced Friday the addition of a new, non-stop flight that goes from Columbia straight to The Big Apple. The flight will take travelers straight from South Carolina’s capital city to LaGuardia Airport in New York.
SC’s environmental agency has named its second acting director in 17 months as it continues its search for a permanent leader. The DHEC board Thursday named general counsel Marshall Taylor as acting director.
Traffic fatalities rose by 36 percent in Lexington County between this point in 2017 and in 2018. The increase was the largest jump since last year among all South Carolina counties, followed by Spartanburg.