Five qualify for Columbia County commission race

...defeated Trip Derryberry.Taylor announced his departure in July, after only seven months in office, to pursue the state House District 122 seat vacated by longtime Rep. Ben Harbin.

Columbia County commissioners approve severance package for Barry Smith

...The resolution was required after former Commissioner Mack Taylor resigned in early July to pursue an open seat in the State House of Representatives.Next, the Board of Elections can take up the matter at its Aug. 18 meeting to set the date for...

House special election date to be set for Nov. 3 by Gov. Deal

...another special election to fill that opening.Four candidates, all Republicans, have announced intentions to seek the state House seat. They are Taylor, Pat Goodwin, Jodi Lott and Joe Mullins. Five others are planning to run for the District...

Joe Mullins announces bid for House 122 seat vacated by Ben Harbin

Joe Mullins, a developer and entertainment promoter, officially tossed his hat into the ring to compete for the state House District 122 seat recently vacated by Ben Harbin.Mullins touted himself as a conservative businessman who would work...

U.S. House moves to ban Confederate flag in federal cemeteries

...lead of GOP Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the flag from the Capitol grounds and the state House was taking up the measure Wednesday.But House leaders have deferred action on a plan by Bennie Thompson, a black...

Michaux: Sports voices prominent on flag issue

...years, back in 2007 expressing his desire to not see "that damn Confederate flag" flying across from campus at the state house."I don't really know anybody that wants it there, but I guess there are a lot of South Carolinians that do," Spurrier...

Fallen Sen. Pinckney advocate of the poor

...threats were most intense after a bitter debate at the State House over whether to remove the Confederate flag from the...the lobby. Guns are not permitted inside the S.C. State House.Sen. Larry Martin, a Pickens County Republican...

Charleston suspect attended church service

...our arms around that church and that church family." State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford told The Associated Press...was a married father of two who was elected to the state house at age 23, making him the youngest member of the House...

Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor submits resignation letter for District 3 to make State House run

...Charles Allen in March 2014, is resigning to pursue the State House District 122 seat left open by the recent resignation...ever, we need experienced, pragmatic leadership in the state House to grow our economy, enhance educational opportunities...

Opinions in Aiken County on Confederate flag removal mixed

...the residents of North Augusta and Aiken, opinions of the decision to remove the Confed erate battle flag from the State House grounds came in three forms: very supportive, very opposed and "no comment."The flag, which has flown both over...