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Columbia Mayor Bob Coble will not run for re-election next year, ending a 20-year tenure during which he built a reputation as “Mayor Bob” that was praised by some as an open approach to government but criticized by others as weak leadership. [Video] ‘Mayor Bob’ explains his decision
S.C. and local tourism officials say they are being flooded by e-mails and calls from people across the country, saying they won’t vacation in the Palmetto State because they’re upset by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst at President Barack Obama.
State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex officially is in. Late Monday, the 67-year-old Rex said he will seek the Democrat nomination for governor next year, focusing on job growth and economic development.