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South Carolina editorial roundup
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:22:20 -0700

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: Sept. 30 The Post and Courier of Charleston on debates in the South Carolina-U.S. Senate campaigns: Politically, neither Tim Scott nor Lindsey Graham has much to gain by debating his opponents for his Senate seat. ...

Interim Richland County Elections Director says November election should be successful
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:18:16 -0700

Interim Richland County Elections Director Sam Selph said Wednesday all the ingredients are in place for a successful November election. 

South Carolina House speaker indicted on ethics and misconduct charges
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:52:32 -0700

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell used hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal expenses and falsified his private plane's logbook to seek payment for travel that did not occur, a nine-count indictment on Wednesday said. A grand jury in Richland County, South Carolina, indicted Harrell, a Republican who has been ...

Fired South Carolina trooper charged in shooting of unarmed driver
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:24:15 -0700

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina state trooper who was fired after shooting and wounding an unarmed driver he stopped for a seat belt violation has been charged with aggravated assault and battery, authorities said. Sean Groubert, a white officer who was fired last week, was charged in South Carolina's Richland County on Wednesday in the Sept. 4 shooting of Levar ...

350 South Carolina gun permits revoked
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:08:45 -0700

More than 350 people in 27 South Carolina counties will have their concealed-weapons permits revoked after a Columbia instructor was charged with perjury.

Pedestrian struck, killed on I-20 early Sunday identified
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:03:35 -0700

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pedestrian was killed while walking on Interstate 20 early Sunday morning.

SCDOT continues lane widening operation in Richland and Lexington counties
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:03:27 -0700

Work to widen lanes on Interstate 20 from Interstate 77 past Spears Creek Church Road will continue tonight according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Officials warn motorists to expect

4 new members named for Richland County Elections board
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:18:14 -0700

Only one member from the former Richland County Election Commission will remain on the new board named by county leaders Friday.

Human skeletal remains discovered near downtown Columbia
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:18:14 -0700

The Columbia Police Department and the Richland County Coroner's Office are investigating after skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area Wednesday afternoon. 

Winthrop Poll: Gov. Nikki Haley holds double-digit lead over Vincent Sheheen, Republicans ahead in Senate races
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:13:05 -0700

With a month to go before the election, Gov. Nikki Haley holds a 10-percentage point lead over Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen, according to a poll released Wednesday by Winthrop University.