It’s been a little hard to listen to incendiary words, spoken by powerful people, about fake news and enemies of the people. On Thursday, newspapers published editorials extolling a free press and the importance of local newspapers.
A pair of recent studies find that reading helps reduce stress and can help you live longer. The research from Yale University and the University of Sussex show that reading as little as six minutes a day is good for you.
USC is fighting rising student debt by pushing students to graduate in four years or less, instead of the standard six years, President Harris Pastides says. That reduces the impact of annual tuition increases.
SC cops fired for misconduct can no longer go to work for another law enforcement department under a new state law. The law also makes it easier for police officers to clear their names when they’re wrongly accused.
The SC Education Lottery promised to provide riches for public schools and colleges, but the Legislature repeatedly ignores the law that requires the funds to supplement taxes, shortchanging education $2.5 billion.
I watched a terrible new show called “The Proposal” recently and it proved a sad point: You can go down the list of network TV offerings these days to get an idea that producers have simply run out of good ideas.
One year after SCE&G parent SCE&G abandoned construction of two nuclear reactors, SC power bills are still inflated by $37 million a month, and it’s up to the PSC and the courts to decide how much they come down.
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.
I read the other day that a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card was being valued at $12 million by its owner. I used to think I had once owned a 1952 Mantle card, but I’ve revised my thinking. More than likely I had a 1953 Mantle card.
SCANA faces at least 15 lawsuits over SCE&G’s decision one year ago to abandon construction of nuclear reactors at the VC Summer plant in South Carolina and keep charging ratepayers on their monthly power bills.
In the final five days of session, the SC Legislature reformed the abused ‘disorderly conduct’ law, ordered the DMV to start requiring vision tests again, created a new state agency and passed 84 more new laws.
The candidates for SC governor, Republican Gov Henry McMaster and Democratic Rep James Smith, are honest and honorable men. I would be comfortable voting for either one. It’s the first time I’ve felt that way.
SC Gov Henry McMaster vetoed a bill extending tax breaks for revitalizing abandoned buildings after the Legislature attached unrelated tax give-aways, saying it violated the state constitution’s single-subject rule.
DISH recently sent out an invitation for a $4.99 monthly subscription to DOGTV, promoting it as “the first and only TV channel for dogs!” It is, we are told, scientifically designed and recommended by veterinarians and pet behaviorists.
SCE&G power bills will drop under the law the SC Legislature passed. But that’s just one problem from the VC Summer nuclear disaster. Lawmakers also need to reform the PSC and Santee Cooper and themselves.
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.