Last week, the South Carolina Senate passed a bill that would lay the groundwork allowing the governor to appoint the state superintendent of education — making the Department of Education a cabinet agency and fully accountable to the governor. The bill has yet to pass the House, but a similar bill passed the House last session.
The city finally parted ways with the old Allen Bennett Hospital property and the result was a big win for taxpayers.
At a January city council meeting, elected officials accepted Jim Benson’s offer of more than $3 million to develop a car dealership on the land.
If these first few weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency are any indication, we’re in for a very divisive four years.
That might be putting it too kindly. These next four years might be downright brutal.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that President Trump is doing what he said he was going to do.
For many South Carolinians – including a lot of die-hard Gamecock fans like me – the early morning hours of Jan. 10 won’t soon be forgotten.
No matter your thoughts on a very divisive 2016, we’d all be wise to listen to the words of Rev. Curtis Johnson.
The country has seen a visible spike in mass protests and riots over the past couple of years, sparking hateful rhetoric from many Americans.
We need to do it because children who don’t get a decent education drag down our whole state.
Once they get over their post-election pout (and even if they can’t, and don’t), the Democrats must choose a new chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The two top contenders, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, represent that great distinction without a difference.
The constitutional conundrum South Carolina will face if Nikki Haley is confirmed as UN ambassador is evidence of at least one thing: Its legislators take a casual approach to the rule of law.
This special editorial “Is There a Santa Claus?” is reprinted from the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun. In the spirit of the Christmas season, we hope you enjoy this read and that you have a very Merry Christmas.
Over the last week or so, the same basic story has appeared in all the major newspapers around the state: economists have projected that we as a state (i.e. the legislature) will have an additional $446 million to spend over the next fiscal year.