South Carolina Senator

Ex-State Senator Runs for Former Seat While on Probation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A former South Carolina senator who resigned amid an ethics investigation and who returns to court next month for violating probation is seeking his old Senate seat. Robert Ford of Charleston filed this week to run for the Senate seat he held for 20 years before resigning in 2013. He was sentenced last May to five…

Long-Serving SC Senator William O’Dell Dead at 77

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Long-serving South Carolina State Senator William O’Dell has died. The 77-year-old chairman of the Senate General Committee died Thursday morning. He represented District Four, which covers part of Anderson, Abbeville, and Greenwood Counties. O’Dell, a Citadel graduate, also served on the Banking and Insurance, Finance, Interstate Cooperation and the Labor, Commerce and Industry and committees. The Republican Senator…