Three apartment fires that displaced more than 40 Greenville County residents in three weeks have sharpened the focus on which buildings ought to have sprinklers.
Mandatory sprinkler installation has gradually spread in the state but has fallen short in some building types of what fire officials say is needed to save lives.
The legislative battle has shifted from hotels to single-family homes, which accounted for 97 of the 203 fatalities between 2008 and September this year, according to the state fire marshal. Read more
Officials from Richland County announced a new green development for seniors in the Arthurtown Neighborhood.
The development will be a duplex rental unit designed for senior citizens. Read more
Richland County may start cracking down on unsightly boarded-up houses that some say bring down neighborhood property values. Read more
The recession continues to take its toll on property owners in metropolitan Columbia.
It appears that more people will lose their homes, buildings or land this year than last because they cannot afford the property taxes — though overall, the numbers are small. Read more