South Carolina needs to outlaw the cruel tethering of animals.
The headlines you’ll read on the front page of today’s Greer Citizen aren’t common.
In fact, they’re the opposite of what you’re probably used to seeing.
That’s the best way to describe a recent decision to cancel next year’s South Carolina Republican presidential primary.
First, let’s acknowledge the obvious: All is not well in South Carolina’s prison system.
Its troubles have been pretty well-documented over the past few years, from inmates acquiring contraband – such as cell phones, drugs and weapons – to a deadly riot last year at the Bishopville prison.
How should we elect the President of the United States? This was a settled question for most of American history, but today the system is under attack.
Here’s some good news: the books were recently closed for the fiscal year that ended June 30, and even after some additional “contingent” spending at year-end the state finished with $350 million in surplus revenues. Annual tax revenue totaled $8.8 billion, an increase of 8.6 percent over last year.
It’s high school football season, and that typically marks the start of weekly touchdown club meetings in Greer.
A lot of kids will start school this week with a substitute teacher, or sharing a teacher in a too-crowded classroom. Again.
Addressing public education was a top issue during the 2019 legislative session, and will remain a priority when the General Assembly reconvenes next year.
Most encounters with the police end without any grabbing or pushing or shooting. When a so-called “officer-involved critical incident” occurs, it’s usually unavoidable.