Post Tagged with: "Statehouse"

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Classic building, but where?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Classic building, but where?

This building holds some significance in South Carolina, but where is it and why is it important?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

BRACK:  Statehouse’s culture of coziness doesn’t automatically mean corruption

BRACK: Statehouse’s culture of coziness doesn’t automatically mean corruption

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | An ongoing ethics investigation at the Statehouse has elected officials twitchy, looking over their shoulders in attempts to figure out what’s coming. For the second time in two dozen years, there’s a dark pall looming over the legislature.

But if you think everybody who works on the Statehouse grounds is corrupt, you’d be wrong. Most are hard-working, good people trying to make a difference in a place where a culture of coziness can lead some to fall from grace.

Last year, the state Supreme Court gave authority to First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe to continue a state grand jury investigation that started with the downfall of former House Speaker Bobby Harrell in 2014 over misuse of campaign funds.

by · 03/24/2017 · Andy Brack, Commentary
PHOTO:  A little pink at the Statehouse

PHOTO: A little pink at the Statehouse

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard snapped this photo of a tulip tree in the foreground of the Statehouse during a visit to Columbia this week. Despite cold weather outside today, the state is slowly heading toward spring as plants are starting to bud and azaleas can be seen popping in some parts of the state.

by · 02/10/2017 · Features, Photo
PHOTO:  We’ve come a long way in 152 years

PHOTO: We’ve come a long way in 152 years

As the legislature gears up to start next week, here’s a little perspective. Civil War photographer George Barnard snapped this image of the rear of the crushed “new” Statehouse in Columbia following Columbia’s destruction in February 1865 by Union forces led by Gen. William T. Sherman. After giving Savannah to President Lincoln as a Christmas gift in 1864, Sherman’s 60,000+ troops turned north to savage the Palmetto State. Photo from the Library of Congress.

by · 01/06/2017 · Features, Photo
PHOTO:  Carolighting to be Dec. 1

PHOTO: Carolighting to be Dec. 1

The 50th annual Governor’s Carolighting will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Statehouse grounds as performers sing and entertain prior to the lighting of the state’s Christmas tree.

by · 11/25/2016 · Features, Photo
PHOTO:  Looks peaceful at night

PHOTO: Looks peaceful at night

While the Statehouse in Columbia looks peaceful at nit, it is filled with stories, intrigue, backbiting and all sorts of shenanigans when the General Assembly is in session. (Photo by Andy Brack).

by · 04/08/2016 · Features, Photo
PHOTO: What’s there and what’s not

PHOTO: What’s there and what’s not

Take a close look at this photo taken of the Statehouse this week. It’s pretty obvious that something big has changed — the Confederate flag is no longer prominent at the entrance of the complex. But guess what that does? It actually makes what’s there now in the foreground even more visible — a monument to a Confederate soldier! Photo by Andy Brack.

by · 08/14/2015 · Features, Photo