In the 66 days of this year's regular legislative session, corporations and special interest groups catered almost 100 meals and receptions for legislators and state officials. A1, Sunday edition.
Amanda is a hyperlocal digital reporter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She previously covered business, technology, startups and politics for The Greenville News. Her coverage of South Carolina's presidential primary has appeared in USA Today and was cited as among the best in the state by the Washington Post's politics blog The Fix. Amanda also occasionally writes about pageantry for Cosmopolitan.com.
Amanda earned a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in women's and gender studies from the University of South Carolina in 2015. During her time at USC, she was editor-in-chief of the Daily Gamecock and copy chief of Garnet and Black. She was honored as a McKissick Scholar and Capstone Scholars Fellow and was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa.
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In the 66 days of this year's regular legislative session, corporations and special interest groups catered almost 100 meals and receptions for legislators and state officials. A1, Sunday edition.
For nearly two years, Demetrius Sims sat in the Greenville County Detention Center maintaining his innocence after being accused of robbing a pizza restaurant near Cherrydale in July 2014. He said he couldn't afford an attorney or the $35,000 bond to get out of jail.
South Carolina needs more Dunkin' Donuts locations so the rest of y'all can see the light.
In the past month, four teachers at Gwinnett County schools have been accused of sexually assaulting students. Allegations in police reports and warrants include molestation, groping, rape and a two-and-a-half year sexual relationship. The question looming as the end of the school year nears: Could anything have been done to prevent this?
Want to smother your significant other with love, but scattered on how to show your true feelings? Waffle House has you covered. You can get your chocolate chip waffle with a side of romance at nine metro Atlanta Waffle House locations.
When 2.3 million of Juanita Stanley's honeybees were killed by a pesticide spray in August, her business was not the only thing she had to worry about.
Vera Tulbure was moving out of the Suwanee home she shared with Jesse Bodie on Aug. 7. She was stabbed 33 times over "almost her entire body" and left to die in a pool of her own blood in her master bedroom, Det. Michael Haywood said in a Friday afternoon hearing.
Fourteen months after Gennadi Nedvigin took the helm as artistic director of the Atlanta Ballet, 13 dancers are set to depart. That's nearly half of the 23 company members and five apprentices. Two apprentices and six company members have not been "reengaged" - offered a new contract -for the 2017-18 season, Atlanta Ballet said.
Twenty years ago, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy was a federal prosecutor sharing a desk in a windowless basement office. Until Friday morning, he was under consideration to be the U.S. attorney general. Gowdy, who currently represents most of Greenville and Spartanburg counties in the U.S.
On Sept. 11, 1963, there were no riots. There were no federal marshals. There was no fight from the state government. Three new African-American students walked down the steps of the Osborne Administration Building, the first to do so since Reconstruction.
In the minutes before Erica Powell was shot in the head, her husband, Walter Lowe, sat in his car in the couple's Snellville driveway and drank a beer, a Gwinnett County police officer said. Lowe is being held without bond, charged with Powell's July 20 murder.
Laryssa Bonacquisti was part of the pageant circuit before she was even born. Her mother, Lynette, was Miss New Jersey 1990, and so she grew up surrounded by gowns, crowns, and pageant makeup, immersed in the Miss America community.
When I moved to Atlanta and discovered the General Muir, I knew my search for suitable pastrami was over.
Every year at Miss America, the outgoing queen is seen only once or twice during the show: she chats with the host about her year's work, takes her final walk, and places the crown on the next titleholder, helping her during the winner's requisite ugly cry. And then she's done!
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump celebrated his New Hampshire primary election win and set his focus on South Carolina in a campaign rally at Clemson University on Wednesday night. The rally was part victory lap, part stump speech and part get-out-the-vote effort.
Some pageant gowns are elegant, glamorous dresses worthy of the red carpet. Others look more like a drag queen's fever dream. Take a drink if there are shoulder pads, ombré ruffles, an ostentatious fishtail train, or butt cape, or if there are sequins. (But only if there are a lot).
Gov. Nikki Haley announced Wednesday morning that she had accepted the opportunity to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from President-elect Donald Trump. Haley will continue to serve as governor until she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Lt. Gov.
I do talk about it to the judges in that sense. Sometimes there are follow-up questions because it is pretty unheard of to be a gay woman in the Miss America system, but I wouldn't say that there has been an interview at all when that was the only topic of conversation.
A Gwinnett County architect says the design for One World Trade Center was stolen from his 1999 master's thesis, according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. Jeehoon Park, principal of Qube Architecture in Suwanee, claims another architecture firm, a construction company and entities controlled by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey violated his copyright on a design in the creation of the highly recognizable building.
Recardo and Therian Wimbush's trial for child abuse and false imprisonment began Tuesday. The former Georgia Tech football star and his wife cross-examined the son they are accused of keeping in a darkened basement for 18 months. Recardo Wimbush and his wife Therian Wimbush are defending themselves against charges of child abuse and false imprisonment.
Sometimes you need dinner to make you feel like a bear that has just snatched a fish leaping in midair. Satisfy your animal desires with whole-roasted trout from Cakes & Ale in Decatur.
As a black woman studying industrial engineering, Clemson University senior Kwasa Heath frequently finds herself the only female or African American in the classroom or the workplace. "Even at AFL, I'm surrounded by men. All of my coworkers are men.
The appointment of Gov. Nikki Haley or another South Carolina politician to President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet could have a serious impact on the state. Haley met Thursday with Trump in New York. The governor's office did not say what the pair discussed, but Lt. Gov.
Elections boards around metro Atlanta have been slammed with calls for the past few weeks from voters who are confused about whether they can vote in the 6th congressional district. For all Gwinnett County callers with that question, the answer is always the same: No.
President George W. Bush will make his long-awaited debut on the campaign trail with his brother, Gov. Jeb Bush, on Monday. The former commander-in-chief will appear with his presidential candidate brother at a rally in North Charleston, a campaign official confirmed.
Operation Spring Cleaning was a sobering reminder that child sex trafficking "isn't just an inner city problem, isn't just a lower socioeconomic class problem," but one that persists in suburban metro Atlanta areas like Gwinnett County, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Tracie Cason told a crowd Wednesday. Cason joined state Sen.
The technology and organization of elections in South Carolina make it highly unlikely and extremely difficult for the results in the Palmetto State to be "rigged," S.C. State Election Commission officials said Tuesday. The Nov.
James and Nicole McAden felt well-prepared when they began house hunting in October. The first-time home buyers had saved enough money for a down payment and had no debt, avoiding two of the most common obstacles to homeownership as identified by a recent TD Bank survey.
Two former Gwinnett Wendy's employees are suing the restaurant's franchisee, claiming a manager groped them, showed his naked body to employees and threatened to have Mexican employees deported. Civil suits were filed last week by a Norcross man and a Duluth man against Hoover Foods, Inc., a Suwanee-based Wendy's franchisee.
This is "Actual Factual Gwinnett," a regular column in which I, Amanda Coyne, answer reader questions about Gwinnett happenings and history. Enjoy! I have a confession. This wasn't a reader question. It was mine. When a colleague mentioned a story involving an arrest at a DeKalb County strip club, I wondered aloud, "Why doesn't that happen in Gwinnett?"
Through closed-circuit television, former Georgia Tech football player Recardo Wimbush asked seven of his 10 children how school was going. Therian Wimbush asked each child if they still played with Legos and if they were continuing with their favorite hobbies - knitting, running, watching "My Little Pony."
Buy Photo Congressman Trey Gowdy speaks with Jack Couch, who has been working at Tommy's Country Ham House for 18 years, as he campaigns in Greenville on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. (Photo: LAUREN PETRACCA/Staff) Buy Photo Congressman Trey Gowdy speaks with Clair Ray and her daughter, Quinn, 2, while they shop at Vaughn-Russell Candy Kitchen as he campaigns in Greenville on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Gov. Nikki Haley held a ceremonial signing ceremony for a recently-passed law that would ban abortions at 20 weeks, which bill sponsor Rep. Wendy Nanney said was just the first step in the effort to chip away and eventually overturn abortion rights in South Carolina.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - A few hours before he rallied 5,205 people in the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Sunday evening, Bernie Sanders made a stop at the Brookland Baptist Church buffet in West Columbia.
A crowd of more than 1,000 roared with glee at the Spartanburg Mariott when Donald Trump was projected as the South Carolina Republican primary winner only 40 minutes after the polls closed Saturday. In his victory speech, Trump distilled the South Carolina campaign experience into a few brief sentences: "It's tough.
It's a warm Saturday afternoon in Travelers Rest and Main Street is humming with activity. People walk down sidewalks, share meals on patios and drink cold beer on a shaded porch. Bike racks are full as cyclists arrive in the small town north of Greenville on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Charlie Newton had passed signs for Greenville countless times driving from Atlanta to a family home near Asheville over the years. It wasn't until he got a Tesla that he pulled off the interstate. The Richardson Street garage in downtown Greenville has a Chademo quick charger that is easily fitted with an adapter for Tesla vehicles.
Greenville engineer Brett Brocato is mounting a write-in campaign for S.C. House of Representatives District 22 in order to prevent Republican Jason Elliott from becoming the first openly gay legislator in South Carolina. A campaign flyer posted to Brocato's Facebook page says that Elliott is "uniquely unqualified to defend the family" because he is gay and because he is a divorce attorney.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leads Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by only two points in South Carolina, according to a poll released by Public Policy Polling (PPP). The poll was commissioned by the South Carolina Democratic Party. Trump leads Clinton with 41 percent.
Sitting on more than 28 acres of some of downtown Greenville's most in-demand real estate is a drab, squat government office building. Greenville County Council could change that. A newly-assembled committee is examining the future of County Square, the county government's headquarters on University Ridge that's less than a mile from Fluor FIeld and Falls Park, and less than two miles from the heart of Greenville's downtown.
Financial services company Uphold says it will move its U.S. headquarters out of Charleston because of a controversial bill regarding transgender rights, but little can be found about its actual presence in Charleston.
A bill filed in the South Carolina Senate that would restrict transgender people's access to restrooms and changing rooms could bring business problems that have plagued other states that have enacted similar legislation, experts say. Senate Bill 1203, filed by Sen.
Two large unsigned murals featuring a Boy Scout saluting to an American flag with a dollar sign in place of stars have appeared on at least two unused buildings on King Street since Sunday. Appeared on A1.
Every class of automotive engineering graduate students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research has a common task: Design and build a working vehicle prototype by graduation. Monday evening, the latest product of that challenge was revealed for the first time in Greenville.
Faced with poll numbers that have him in fourth place, Jeb Bush came out swinging against GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump at Saturday night's debate in Greenville. Bush needed to change strategies if he is to vault to at least second place in South Carolina's primary and get out of the Palmetto State alive, some experts say.
Ask entrepreneurs why they move to and stay in Greenville, and you'll likely get a variation on the same answer: The community. Greenville is not as large as Atlanta or North Carolina's Research Triangle, nor has it had a significantly sized tech and startup community for as long, but the community is tight-knit, wrapped around twin pillars NEXT and the Iron Yard, both of which support and develop startups at different stages.
Pants have technically been allowed in the Miss America evening gown competition since 1993, but rarely is a contestant ~crazy~ enough to actually go there. This year's Miss Michigan, however, is going there. And looking pretty darn fabulous too.
Four years ago, United Community Bank had no employees in Greenville. Now, between corporate offices and retail banks, there are 344. Forty-five of those employees, including Chief Operating Officer Lynn Harton, are moving to a new office space in the One building on North Main Street, with room to add 30 more employees.
Joe Erwin is not one to sit idle. When the prominent ad man realized he would be leaving Erwin Penland, the agency he founded in Greenville nearly 30 years ago, an idea for his next project had already been queued up in his mind.
21-year-old Jeanette Morelan, the reigning Miss Nashville, made it to the top five in this year's Miss Tennessee, which took place in late June. That meant fielding the Q&A round - a particularly nerve-wracking part of the pageant process in any instance, but perhaps particularly so in Morelan's case.
Longtime Greenville County Councilwoman Lottie Gibson has not attended a County Council meeting or committee meeting in 2016 since suffering a stroke in early January, according to a Greenville County spokesman. There are no county policies regarding council members' attendance. Gibson filed for re-election and is facing four opponents in the June 14 Democratic primary for County Council District 25.
A change in legislators in one Greenville Senate district could be good news for South Carolina brewers and craft beverage makers. Sen. Mike Fair was a "consistent 'no' vote" on alcohol-related legislation, said craft beverage lawyer Brook Bristow. Fair said he opposed legislation that would make it easier to sell alcohol because it may lead to an increased incidence of drunken driving.
When Shannon Quattlebaum and her husband put their Taylors home on the market last month, they thought it would take a few weeks to find a buyer. They planned to go away for the weekend and have their realtor hold a Sunday open house after listing the home on a Friday morning.
CHARLESTON - For young companies, money is fuel. When those companies get investments from venture capital and angel investments, it could be a rocket to success. Many of the firms providing that investment are concentrated in Silicon Valley and the Northeast, leaving startups in the Southeast to duke it out for funds from a smaller number of groups in regional hubs like Atlanta and Charlotte, as well as growing markets like Charleston and Chattanooga.
Before Saturday night's Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Rep. Mark Sanford predicted there would be "some sharp elbows." What he and others probably didn't count on is some of those sharp elbows coming from the audience.
A delegation from the Carolinas Chinese Chamber of Commerce, including the chamber president, visited BMW, Clemson University's ICAR and electroplating company Roy Metal Fabrication on Friday. It was a step toward Chinese investment in the Upstate's growing automotive industry, said Richard Yang, the chamber's president.
It was double overtime at a Greenville Road Warriors game last year, and the atmosphere was "electric," said sports marketing expert Delancy Bennett. "There was only one thing missing" at the minor league hockey game in the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Bennett said: "More fans."
About two dozen women sat around tables at downtown coworking space OpenWorks for Greenville's inaugural Women Who Code meeting earlier this month. The group is the latest in a network of more than 60 worldwide, from Silicon Valley to Kuala Lumpur, designed to bring women in the computer science industry together for networking and education.
Two days after telling the Associated Press he could vote for a Republican in 2016, Democratic superdelegate and former state Rep. Boyd Brown has endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president. Brown was a state co-chair for former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's presidential campaign before O'Malley ended his White House bid on Monday night.
It was a mini-Bush family reunion on the stage at the Kroc Center early Friday afternoon. Presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush brought his wife, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, nephews and his mother, Barbara Bush, possibly the most beloved member of the family, to one of his last town hall meetings in South Carolina before voters go to the polls Saturday.
Sen. Marco Rubio brought out a full bench of high-profile South Carolina supporters to his stops in the Upstate on Thursday, including Gov. Nikki Haley, whose coveted endorsement he announced in Chapin on Wednesday evening, in the home stretch of the Republican presidential primary campaign. Rubio's arsenal at a Greenville stop included Rep.
Greenville-based programming school The Iron Yard was created to train the technology professionals needed to support start-ups and small businesses in the Upstate. The company tapped a need that in just three years has turned it into an international operation.
Shoppers will get another upscale grocer option along Woodruff Road when the Fresh Market opens its second Greenville location on Wednesday. The store joins two fresh and organic heavy hitters - Whole Foods and Trader Joe's - along two miles of the major retail corridor.
A "huge majority" of the South Carolina Republican Party's tickets for this weekend's presidential debate have been given to county chairs, party activists and elected officials, SCGOP Executive Director Hope Walker said. The party will no longer distribute tickets through a lottery system, as it had originally planned, citing limited space at the Peace Center.
Bill Clinton speaks during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton on Feb. 16, 2016, at the West End Community Development Center in Greenville, S.C. (Photo: Paul Sancya, AP) GREENVILLE, S.C. - A diverse crowd of hundreds packed the West End Community Development Center to see former president Bill Clinton stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in his first visit to Greenville in 2016.
Gov. Nikki Haley will be hitting the campaign trail for General Assembly candidates soon, but when and for whom is still unclear. In an address at the South Carolina Republican Convention, Haley cited her own victory over a 30-year incumbent Republican legislator in the 2004 primary as evidence that Republican majorities are not enough to be satisfied with.
Plans for a crematorium on Pelham Road have Thornblade and Pelham Road-area residents worried about possible health effects from emissions. They voiced their concerns about the emissions, and mercury in particular, to Greenville County Councilman Jim Burns on Friday morning at the Thornblade Club, the center of the upscale Greer community.
Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally Feb. 21, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (Photo: John Bazemore, AP) GREENVILLE, S.C. - Sen. Bernie Sanders drew a loud crowd of more than 5,200 to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Sunday evening, fresh off of his loss to Hillary Clinton in the Nevada Democratic caucus.
Millennial workers want to work for "holistic" companies with supportive and flexible work environments, according to experts and employers. The millennial generation, defined by the Pew Research Center as people born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020 and is an even larger group than the baby boomers of the mid-20th century.
CHARLESTON - DIG SOUTH brought business pitches out of the board room and onto the stage at the Gaillard Center for its Wild Pitch on Tuesday afternoon. Entrepreneurs from across the Southeast presented their businesses, from vending machine technology to accounting software, to a three-person panel of investors and a ballroom full of potential investors, fellow startup founders and technology professionals at one of the Charleston conference's marquee events.
CHARLESTON - In a field that's 75 percent male, women in the tech industry have to push past stereotypes and internal worries, panelists said at Charleston's DIG SOUTH Interactive Festival. While women are underrepresented in technology fields, there are concerted efforts to get more involved and keep them around, including in Greenville, where a chapter of Women Who Code has been active since October 2015.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to block Muslims from entering the U.S. ignited a firestorm of criticism Tuesday among South Carolina Republican voters and party leaders. Gov. Nikki Haley called Trump's proposal "an embarrassment to the Republican Party" when asked at a news conference Tuesday, according to The State.
Greenville has become a one-stop shop for pageant queens with their eye on a state or national title. From Miss Greenville County to Miss California, titleholders from near and far come to Greenville for the headshots, gowns and coaching they think will give them the edge come competition time.
Three Upstate Republicans want to unseat two-term state Sen. Lee Bright in the June 14 election. Businessman David McCraw, Duncan Mayor Lisa C. Scott and former state Rep. Scott Talley all cited Bright as one of the motivations for their campaigns for the Senate District 12 seat.
WYNIT Distribution is making the move from North Syracuse, New York to Greenville's One building because the Upstate is "the best location for us to grow," said chief operating officer Pete Richichi. The technology distribution company began looking at potential relocation opportunities in the Syracuse area, Greenville, and the Minneapolis, Minnesota area about 18 months ago, and on Thursday announced that its headquarters would move to Greenville's downtown.
Proterra's Catalyst XR electric bus broke its own record for miles traveled on one battery charge, going 258 miles at Michelin's Laurens Proving Grounds. That's nearly double the average American bus route - good news for Proterra, which is set to double the number of cities in which its battery-powered buses operate.
You don't have to risk getting covered in turkey guts or chopping a finger off along with the carrots. Greenville restaurants have you covered for Thanksgiving. Whether you want to fool your family with a perfectly cooked, restaurant catered meal or eat out and avoid cooking and cleaning altogether, you still have options to choose from.
As people increasingly want to start their own companies instead of working for one, there are more routes for potential entrepreneurs to hone their business skills and turn their ideas into reality. Traditional methods have adapted to new trends; Clemson University now has a master's of business administration program with a focus on entrepreneurship, with part-time and full-time options in downtown Greenville.
Shoppers are expected to pack stores this weekend for South Carolina's second largest retail event of the year. The state's tax-free weekend is the busiest annual shopping event after Black Friday, according to South Carolina Department of Revenue Director Rick Reames.
South Carolina Republican Party Chariman Matt Moore has been approached by members of the Republican National Committee about running for the committee's chairmanship, he told The Hill. Moore, 33, is in his second term as SCGOP chairman, and served as the party's executive director in 2011 and 2012.
I've loved Miss America since I saw it for the first time as a 4-year-old and fought with my friend Caitlin over who would be that year's Miss New York, our hometown state titleholder. (FYI it was me, obviously; I had the walk to back it up).
South Carolina is one of the worst states in the country for working moms, ahead of only Alabama and Nevada, a new WalletHub analysis says. The personal finance site used factors including child care, professional opportunities and work-life balance to calculate where each state landed on the list. South Carolina, ranked No.
The seed for mobile app HeyNeighbor was planted when Kristian Pflieger needed to get a tree branch off his roof. He needed a 16-foot ladder to reach the branch, which had fallen during a storm. He didn't have a ladder.
Automotive parts and engineering company JTEKT announced Monday that it would establish its North American operational headquarters at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) with a $1.75 million investment and 27 professional jobs. JTEKT was a founding partner and anchor tenant at CU-ICAR, which launched more than a decade ago.
Jim Pearce, a Greenville businessman and philanthropist, died Nov. 1. (Photo: University of South Carolina) Greenville businessman Jim Pearce wanted his love of giving to outlast his life. Endowments he and his wife Ellis "Kit" Pearce established at the Greenville Community Foundation and the University of South Carolina will do just that.
What do you get when you mix innately danceable melodies, worldbeat-influenced indie pop and a stage show that is colorful in all senses of the word? tUnE-yArDs.
ScanSource will add more than 100 jobs over five years in a $6 million expansion of its Greenville County headquarters, the company announced Monday with Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster.
Lindsey Graham wants to bring the conversation about foreign policy to the main stage in a presidential primary contest he says has been taken over by brash real estate mogul and reality star Donald Trump. Graham, South Carolina's senior senator, said Trump's behavior is having a negative impact on the Republican primary campaign, speaking after a Monday afternoon town hall at the Kroc Center.
Cyberspace "may well be the most important battlefield that we will win or lose on," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said at a forum hosted by Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security on Friday. The Republican presidential candidate questioned why American-held companies like Facebook and Twitter would allow members of the extremist group ISIS to use their social networks to recruit American fighters.
The lobby at the Embassy Suites hotel on Greystone Boulevard smells slightly of hairspray. The entryway bustles with more than 100 well-groomed young women with one thing in common: they want to be Miss South Carolina or Miss South Carolina Teen.
In a hospital room packed with family and friends, Ty'Asia Brown finally graduated high school Friday evening. Published on A1.
Travelers will be able to go through a streamlined security checkpoint at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport starting this week. The two existing checkpoints, segregated by concourse destination and airline, will be combined over the course of three days, signaling a slow wind down of the airport's renovation project that's been ongoing since 2012.
South Carolina's beach waters are among the nation's least clean, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council's annual report on beach water quality. The Palmetto State ranks 24th among the 30 coastal and Great Lakes states.
When Daja Dial stepped on the Miss America stage in her turquoise bikini Tuesday night, her first priority was to have fun. "I'm one of those people that I just try to enjoy it all," Dial said "It's all in your mind. You make things difficult for yourself.
Greenville-based coding school The Iron Yard has gotten a "significant shot in the arm to continue growth" from a partnership with Apollo Education Group as a strategic investor. Apollo Education Group owns for-profit educational institutions across the globe, including the University of Phoenix, Open Colleges in Australia and Universidad Latinoamericana in Mexico.
Uber is here to stay in South Carolina because of legislation signed by Gov. Nikki Haley to regulate the ride-sharing company and others like it. Uber is a transportation service that partners with local drivers to provide rides on demand from riders' smartphones.
Break out those jingle bell buttons and hand-sewn Santas – holiday sweater season is in full swing.
I learned the hard way that you should never, ever buy college textbooks from the campus bookstore. The $500 price tag for my first semester's books hit my minumum-wage pockets like a punch in the gut. I vowed to flex my bargain-hunting muscles and never pay full price for a book again.
Ivy Hill breathed a sigh of relief Friday morning when the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage in all 50 states. Hill and Misha Gibson, both of Piedmont, will marry in October. The Supreme Court ruling means that their union now will be legally recognized not only in South Carolina but across the country.
Marva Smalls is not in the aerospace engineering business, but South Carolina is.
A second and final vote on the Bull Street baseball stadium project was pushed from the March 18 Columbia City Council agenda in favor of a discussion on “civil and respectful dialogue.” But Councilwomen Leona Plaugh and Tameika Isaac Devine hope to use this extra time to address lingering concerns about the project.
When Donald Trump visits Greenville Thursday, he'll arrive as the runaway favorite to win South Carolina's Republican presidential preference primary, according to a poll out Tuesday. The Monmouth University Poll found the New York billionaire as the top pick of 30 percent of South Carolinians likely to vote in the Feb.
University President Harris Pastides called for a three-year tuition freeze in exchange for increased, "fair" funding from the state Wednesday morning at his annual State of the University address.
Major retailers have begun pulling Confederate-themed merchandise from their shelves and sites in the wake of last week's shooting in a historic black church in Charleston that left nine people dead. But a Clemson University economist said the halt of Confederate flag and memorabilia sales by companies including Walmart, Amazon and eBay may actually boost sales elsewhere.
Lt. Col. Hiram Mann, one of the 992 black pilots that served during World War II and became known as the Tuskegee Airmen, lived long enough to see history honor their service and racial prejudice overturned in the military.
Caroline Baity and another student had been "hitting the gym pretty hard" at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center for a few weeks when they found something to be amiss.
The Russell House University Union opened in September 1955. But as enrollment at USC continues to rise, so does foot traffic and the demand for meeting space in the building that has served as the university's center for nearly 60 years.
All three candidates for South Carolina's superintendent of education are cautiously optimistic with less than two weeks left in the campaign. Republican Molly Spearman, Democrat Tom Thompson and American Party candidate Ed Murray have spent weeks crisscrossing the state trying to drum up votes - and excitement - for a race that is not on many voters' radar.
When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31 and the new year begins, nobody will be able to light up, dip or vape on USC property.
The Greenville Literary Association is using Amazon to keep its book sales going all year long. The local non-profit is using the online retailer to bring in revenue all year, selling many books that may not be top picks at its annual book sale.
Three years ago, when Rebecca Phillips took the helm of the Mighty Sound of the Southeast, the band's sound wasn't all that mighty.
More than 100 full and partial scholarships to Greenville-based coding school The Iron Yard will be provided to minority students as part of an entrepreneurship initiative from the White House and Atlanta-based entrepreneurship school and incubator Opportunity Hub.
Parking can soon be found in Greenville with the tap of an app. ParkWhiz, an on-demand parking app used in more than 150 cities in the U.S., has launched in South Carolina. The app has partnered with Lanier Parking Solutions, an Atlanta-based company that manages parking lots and garages across the country.
Numerous women, from first-years to law students, hold titles that will send them to the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina USA pageants in the coming months.
Family-owned department store chain Belk will be acquired by a New York private equity firm for an estimated $3 billion, the company announced in a release Monday. Sycamore Partners will purchase the Charlotte-based company, but leave its headquarters and CEO Tim Belk in place.
A "virtuoso" French horn player and former marine, Robert Pruzin was a strong presence in USC's School of Music.
After a young man heard his mother scream early Wednesday, he grabbed some of his things and ran from their mobile home. Published on A1. Shared byline.
Five things to do in the Lowcountry for Memorial Day. Published on A1.
Student Government wants to overturn a recently discovered section of its legislative codes that would create a lower house, according to an unnamed member of the executive staff.
Loggerhead Apparel is opening its first retail store after six years of wholesale and online sales of its American-made clothing. The store on Simpsonville's North Main Street officially opened on Thursday, after a Wednesday preview for the comapny's friends and family. Customers can peruse Loggerhead's full line of products, including polo shirts, tees and accessories.
If Lindsay Richardson had followed her plans from senior year in high school, she wouldn't be running for student body president right now. She wouldn't be involved in Student Government. She wouldn't even be at USC.
While Gov. Nikki Haley touted big plans for K-12 education across the state, South Carolina's public colleges and universities went unmentioned in her 2014 State of the State address Wednesday night.
A token of compassion and goodwill made by Porter-Gaud students in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks now hangs in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
At 4 p.m. on a warm, sunny Wednesday, Haley Guyton is raking the sand at USC's new sand volleyball facility along with her teammates.
It's the perfect storm for Clemson-branded retailers: the biggest game of the Tigers' season, a forecast of historic rainfall and College Gameday's broadcast from Bowman Field. Stores in Clemson and Greenville selling orange and purple raincoats, ponchos and other stay-dry gear have seen high traffic in the days leading up to the Tigers' game against No.
The much-discussed, much-disputed Bull Street baseball stadium and multi-use performance venue cleared its first hurdle Tuesday as Columbia City Council approved a licensing agreement between the city and Hardball Capital with a 4 to 3 vote.
The first hurdle has been cleared in the path to build a baseball stadium on the Bull Street campus, but not without its share of questions raised. Chief among them is whether stadium costs will crowd out other city priorities and whether a 2015 timeline is too aggressive.
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Beer lovers of the Capital City will descend on the Columbia Convention Center on Saturday for the World Beer Festival