Barack Obama traveled to Indiana last week to hold a pep rally about an economy that doesn’t have much pep. He raised a few halfhearted cheers but it wasn’t clear, exactly, what country he was talking about.
When the legislature created LIFE scholarships in 1998, it instructed the state Board of Education to establish a uniform high school grade scale to even out the standards across the state. That scale set an “A” at 93 out of 100, a “B” at 85-92, a “C” at 77-84 and a “D” at 70-76.
The papers this week had big stories about Donald Trump speaking to the National Rifle Association convention and accepting their endorsement. Among his promises to the NRA was his vow to eliminate gun-free zones in schools on his first day in office.
Government belongs to you, not politicians. You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government bureaucracies operate at every level whether they be towns, cities, counties, school boards or state government.
You’ve bought The Greer Citizen for a reason. For most of you, that reason is because it is the best source of local news you’re going to find.
They go to work early. They stay late. They look after your children and spend countless hours finding ways to better educate them. They sacrifice time with their own families so they can spend time with yours.
We owe a lot to our teachers, and we should show them how much we appreciate them this week.
Anyone who has traveled by air most likely has an airport horror story. Whether it’s a series of cancelled flights, or waiting two hours in a security line, or any number of other events, we have all found ourselves at wits end at some point.
One hundred years ago life in what was even then the richest nation on earth, the United States, was, for most Americans, a daily confrontation with crowded housing, unsanitary living conditions, low and inconsistent incomes, long hours at work, little education, little travel and little leisure.
President Barack Obama’s approach to diplomacy has differed substantially from that of any of his predecessors since World War II. The Atlantic Magazine labels these views “The Obama Doctrine.”
The reaction to this year’s Oscar nominations has brought quite a media firestorm over the last week. Several African American celebrities have decided to boycott the February 28 ceremony, and many others have called for host Chris Rock to do so.