SC governors will be able to appoint future superintendents of education, but only if voters agree in a November referendum to change the constitution, which requires the public election of the state’s top education official.
I can’t speak for others, but for me the closing of Myrtle Beach area golf courses is not unlike losing a friend. Now that Tiger Woods and U.S. economy have recovered, hopefully that will be good news for the life of golf here.
Tax-free online shopping was most unfair sales tax exemption in South Carolina and one of the biggest threats to the stability of our tax system, but the Legislature did nothing to reduce its impact. The US Supreme Court just fixed that.
SCE&G sued the SC PSC because it says the Legislature was unfairly picking on the utility and parent SCANA when it cut power bills to eliminate most of the surcharge for the nuclear reactor construction project it abandoned last year.
Every U.S. president for the past quarter-century has thought he could improve relations with Russia. Now comes Putin’s first formal summit meeting with President Trump next week in Finland. What should we to expect and worry about?
The SC Legislature cut SCE&G’s nuclear surcharge because lawmakers didn’t trust the Public Service Commission to do it. The PSC’s decision to let Carolina Water charge customers for attorney fees to defend its pollution helps show why.
The 15% rate cut for SCE&G customers is temporary. The SC Legislature also changed the Base Load Review Act in ways it hopes will cause the PSC to make permanent cuts to the nuclear surcharge that the courts will find constitutional.
Harsh rhetoric, humiliation, and disdain both for true patriots and America’s partners alone will not revive the American Century, but can singularly work to divide our nation, destroy our reputation, and dissipate our global leadership.
SCANA and Santee Cooper didn’t waste $9 billion on now-abandoned nuclear reactors on a whim, or on their own. The Legislature encouraged them every step of the way. Here are key dates in a 14-year journey that is ongoing.
One of the more serious problems with America’s current fixation on instant gratification is its indulgence in instant outrage. Most Americans weren’t born by 1969, so, they think today’s civic rudeness is unprecedented. It’s not.
A Newsweek magazine from Aug. 6, 1979 shows a photo of me while working at the Milwaukee Journal. It illustrated a story, "The Silent Newsroom," telling how America's newsrooms were surrendering their typewriters for computers.
The Horry County administration sometimes acts as though the government belongs to the executive branch, not the people. That may be in part because the elected chairman and members of the Horry County Council hire the administrator, pay him well, and — this much is to the council’s credit — stay out of his way in day-to-day matters.
Dave Barry: Five newspaper people were killed yesterday at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. I met one of the victims, Rob Hiaasen, a few times; he was the brother of my close friend Carl. My heart aches for his family, for all the families.
SCE&G power bills could be cut by the courts even if the SC Legislature doesn’t kill the nuclear surcharge when it returns to Columbia Wednesday to consider repealing the Base Load Review Act and ordering refunds for the abandoned reactors.