Scoppe: Poor schools score a big win — by not losing

Poor rural districts that filed the Abbeville v SC school adequacy lawsuit 23 years ago won a big victory Tuesday when the SC Supreme Court did not wash its hands of the case, but instead said it would continue to monitor the Legislature’s compliance with its landmark 2014 order that the state was unconstitutionally cheating children in those districts of a decent education.

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Happy 100th Birthday, Mary Smith!

A crowd of hundreds gathered at the S.C. State Fairgrounds to celebrate Mary Swygert Smith's 100th birthday.
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Happy 100th Birthday, Mary Smith! 0:35

Happy 100th Birthday, Mary Smith!

Traffic backed up for miles on I-26 west after tanker accident near Harbison 1:11

Traffic backed up for miles on I-26 west after tanker accident near Harbison

Schools in Denmark-Olar are old and inadequate, a problem in many rural districts 1:53

Schools in Denmark-Olar are old and inadequate, a problem in many rural districts

Saturday Protest march 1:04

Saturday Protest march