Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

E-mails detail Citadel abuse case

CHARLESTON, S.C. - New emails released by The Citadel show an attorney for the South Carolina military school hoped to avoid a criminal or civil investigation if the school conducted an internal ...

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

Top court sets date to hear primary challenge

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Supreme Court said Thursday that it will hear arguments in a challenge to the first-in-the-South presidential primary on Nov. 14.
By Jim Davenport

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Cain leads GOP race in South Carolina poll

ATLANTA - Herman Cain holds a decisive lead in the South Carolina Republican primary, according to a survey conducted Sunday for The Augusta Chronicle.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Spratt has conceded longtime seat

A spokesman for veteran South Carolina Rep. John Spratt said Wednesday the House Budget chairman has conceded his race to Republican state Sen. Mick Mulvaney.

Update: GOP gains 1 Georgia seat in U.S. House

ATLANTA — The Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop conceded defeat today, leaving Rep. Jim Marshall the state's only incumbent Democrat ousted from Congress.

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Absentee voting totals suggest large turnout

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina voters could elect the state's first female governor and send the first black Republican since 2003 to the U.S. House today.

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

Senate candidate Greene launches media pitch with well-worn attack

On Friday, Alvin Greene sent out the first news release of his campaign against Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint. The election is Tuesday.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

Voters can shape several local races

Perhaps "coasting" is not the preferred term for unopposed candidates this election season, but it pretty much fits.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Oct. 18, 2010

Spending in House race breaks record

The race in the 2nd Congressional District is shaping up to be the most expensive House contest ever waged in South Carolina, as candidate spending approaches $6 million.

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

Candidates make policy divide clear

Democrat Jane Ballard Dyer, Republican Jeff Duncan and Constitution Party candidate John Dalen are running to replace Republican Gresham Barrett in South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

Attorney: Greene was flirting

South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene was just trying to flirt with a teenage college student when he allegedly showed her online pornography in a campus computer lab last ...

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010

Candidates see Social Security issue differently

COLUMBIA --- The Republican candidate trying to replace U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett said Tuesday the Social Security safety net should be phased out for the next generation.

Groups demand DeMint apology

COLUMBIA --- National gay and women's rights groups Tuesday called on U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint to apologize for referencing his six-year-old comments that homosexuals should not teach in  public ...

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

Errors damaged Greene's release

COLUMBIA --- Supervisors denied long-shot candidate Alvin Greene an honorable discharge from the Air Force for mistakes ranging from a messy dorm room to inability to perform basic tasks.

Monday, Sept. 6, 2010

No cameras allowed at debate

COLUMBIA - U.S. Rep. John Spratt will debate Republican challenger Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday, but Spratt's campaign asked for no audio or video recording of the debate.

Friday, Aug 13, 2010

Longshot Senate hopeful indicted

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene was indicted Friday on two charges, including a felony charge of showing pornography to a teenage student in a South Carolina college computer lab.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Records clear up Greene's military flops

COLUMBIA — U.S. Senate nominee Alvin Greene frequently mentions his 13 years of military service, but records obtained today by The Associated Press show lackluster service record.
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Charles Utley, who fought to get Augusta to address contamination concerns in the Hyde Park community, now is questioning the city's offer of $90,500 for his four rental properties there.