South Carolina

“He Was Among the Best of Us”: People Reflect on Sen. Fritz Holling’s Legacy

The Senator's body lay in repose at the State House Monday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Hundreds visited the State House to pay their respects to Senator Fritz Hollings as his body lay in repose Monday. Several people from all walks of life said they fondly look back at Hollings’s legacy, including Bishop Fred James, a longtime leader in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. “For fifty-five years, it was my privilege and…

Harpootlian runs for Senate

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — A familiar name in South Carolina politics is getting back in the game. Richard Harpootlian tells ABC Columbia News he’s entering the race to replace former Senator John Courson in District 20. Harpootlian says he’s distressed by the culture of corruption he sees in the Legislature and says the body could benefit from someone not looking…