SC Democrats promise to vet candidates in 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrats hope a combination of enthusiasm, a desire to change the direction of the state and more careful vetting of people seeking the party's nominations will help them make gains next election. Democrats acknowledge…

SC prosecutor Wilson taking helm of national group

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) âone space€one space” South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is taking the helm of an organization that works to elect more Republicans as state attorneys general across the country. But the first-term prosecutor says he's also looking…

Cruz visiting SC for pastors' policy briefing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is making another trip to South Carolina this week. The Texas Republican is a scheduled speaker at a pastors' policy briefing in Columbia hosted by the South Carolina Renewal Project. The two-day…

SC gearing up for launch of insurance exchange

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) âone space€one space” Uninsured South Carolinians can begin signing up for health coverage Tuesday through the online marketplace created under the federal health care overhaul. But many residents may have no idea how to do that in…

Mayor: "Keep Politics out of Policing"

City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin minces no words involving two critical incidents involving city employees and high-profile members of the community.

SC House panel says cybersecurity bill too rushed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill aimed at strengthening cyber-security across state government may be dead for the year, but legislators expect to incorporate the essentials into the state budget.

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