Brian Hicks Columnist


About Brian

Brian Hicks is The Post and Courier's metro columnist and the author or co-author of six books. A native of Tennessee, he has covered Southern politics for more than 20 years, including turns as a statehouse correspondent in three states. His journalism has won more than two-dozen awards, including the S.C. Press Association's Journalist of the Year in 1998. His column began appearing on the newspaper's website in 2007 and the print edition in 2008. Hicks' column has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as Best Column and Best Humor Column honors from the S.C. Press Association. His books include "Toward the Setting Sun," "Ghost Ship" and "Raising the Hunley," co-authored with staff writer Schuyler Kropf. His latest, "City of Ruin: Charleston at War 1860-1865," was published in 2012.

Recent Articles

State chickens come home to roost in Dorchester County

So Dorchester County has raised its property taxes, and suggests residents send any complaints to Columbia.

On the front lines of the real holiday wars

Some things in this country are just supposed to be sacred.

Berkeley vs. Dorchester, it’s time for some people to choose

For years, hundreds of people in Dorchester County have been living a lie.

Keep it between the ditches, and keep the ditches clean, Mayor Tecklenburg

Congratulations, John Tecklenburg, you will go down in history as the man who had to follow Joe Riley as mayor of Charleston.

Charleston mayor’s race is mostly an ‘air’ war

In four days, Charleston — well, 15 percent or so of us — will pick a successor to Mayor Joe Riley.

Berkeley County stirring the (melting) pot

So Berkeley County Council decided Monday that they don’t want any Syrian refugees settling anywhere near Moncks Corner.

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