A recent study makes the case that raising South Carolina’s high school graduation rate would improve the economy and the lives of graduates. Increasing the rate would be a welcome sign of improvement, but the more important goal is to graduate students with the skills needed for college or the workforce.
For many of us, the arrival of Jan. 1 means more than a new calendar year. It’s an opportunity for a new chapter; a chance to get things right, to commit to bettering ourselves in some way. We resolve to eat healthier and exercise, save more, spend more time with loved ones, learn new skills or achieve a personal goal.
This special editorial comes from Luke 2 of the New International Version Bible. In the spirit of the holiday season, we hope you enjoy this read and that you have a very Merry Christmas.
Earlier this year, Gov. Henry McMaster used his veto power to reject the General Assembly’s action to take away funding for the South Carolina Conservation Bank and sunset the entity created in 2002 as an ongoing source to acquire real estate in the interest of preservation.
Newspapers do more than just deliver information in a timely and accurate manner. They also, in many arenas, serve as the eyes and ears of the public.
Nearly a quarter of a century worth of legal wrangling over the fate of South Carolina’s poorest and lowest-performing school districts ended unceremoniously this week, with the state Supreme Court finally abandoning the case. It’s an end to the court’s involvement but not an end to the problem.
This year’s football team is hoping to do something only three other Yellow Jacket squads have accomplished: bring home the title.
Greer will take on South Pointe with a trip to Columbia on the line this Friday, and it’s been a long time coming for Head Coach Will Young.
By Richard Eckstrom
South Carolina Comptroller
Watchdog citizens strengthen communities.
In the last five weeks, we’ve suffered two of the five worst mass shootings in American history.
The liberals say we need gun control, while conservatives say more guns and education would help. There are plenty of people on both sides (including the President) that theorize better mental health care would limit the carnage.
No longer just a big city issue, gang activity is on the rise, even in small communities across the state and nation. Sometimes you’ll read about it. However, authorities are regularly investigating gang-related crimes that don’t reach the public’s eye.