Meet the primary candidates: What you need to know before heading to the polls on Tuesday, June 12

Greenville County voters will go to the polls Tuesday for primaries to decide the Republican or Democratic nominees in nine local and state races. In many cases, the winner of the primary will likely win that office since no other candidates filed to run for the seat. They’ll also decide which of a long grocery list of candidates will appear on the ballot in November to replace U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Op-Ed: Moving Beyond Outrage

by Bob Inglis Recently 200 former members of Congress, Republicans and Democrats,…

Rep. Jeff Duncan: ‘I believe I saw the shooter’

Members of the Republican Congressional softball team were practicing when an armed gunman opened fire.

Sanford opposes health care exemptions for Congress under new GOP plan

“Whatever health care law is deemed good for the American people should also be good enough for Congress.”

Laurens Electric sponsors free trip to D.C. for rising high school seniors

Every year, about 1,500 delegates from 39 states are sponsored by local electric cooperatives to attend a weeklong expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Sanford: Fear causing some in Congress to keep Trump criticisms to themselves

In a recent Politico post, Mark Sanford talks about the reluctance of some of his fellow Republicans in Congress to criticize Donald Trump: “Nobody wants to go first…. People are naturally reticent to be the first out of the block for fear of Sean Hannity, for fear of Breitbart, for fear of local folks.”

Shop local on Small Business Saturday

Every year, Gallup asks people how much confidence they have in various institutions. The results aren’t surprising.