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Gowdy wants Clinton’s email server

The South Carolinian who chairs the House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks has asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to turn over her personal email server to a “neutral, detached and independent” third party for “immediate inspection and review.”

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Report: Poor children lag behind despite 4K

A new study of South Carolina’s free 4-year-old kindergarten program for poor children has some education advocates questioning whether the decade-old, $65 million-a-year intervention is succeeding. While poor children in poor districts fare better academically when they go to 4K, their chances of passing state assessments remain consistently lower than all students statewide, advocates say.

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Your child’s South Carolina school bus could catch on fire

The state’s schools chief says replacing mid-90s school buses that are prone to catching on fire is a top priority, but S.C. spending on buses is expected to fall short. In 2007, state lawmakers adopted a 15-year replacement cycle that the state lags behind. Now, the S.C. Department of Education says it needs $72 million just to replace the buses causing the most trouble, which make up about 35 percent of the state’s 5,600 buses

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Former S.C. Sen. DeMint out at Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation, a powerful conservative think tank that played a significant role in shaping President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and tilting it far to the right, is expected to replace its leader, former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, a Tea Party favorite.

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Your child’s South Carolina school bus could catch on fire

The state’s schools chief says replacing mid-90s school buses that are prone to catching on fire is a top priority, but S.C. spending on buses is expected to fall short. In 2007, state lawmakers adopted a 15-year replacement cycle that the state lags behind. Now, the S.C. Department of Education says it needs $72 million just to replace the buses causing the most trouble, which make up about 35 percent of the state’s 5,600 buses
Matt Walsh mwalsh@thestate.com
Your child’s South Carolina school bus could catch on fire 1:08

Your child’s South Carolina school bus could catch on fire

Gov. Henry McMaster on his running mate 1:40

Gov. Henry McMaster on his running mate

Gov. Henry McMaster: state already has enough money to fix roads 2:35

Gov. Henry McMaster: state already has enough money to fix roads

Gov. Henry McMaster on the corruption probe 3:15

Gov. Henry McMaster on the corruption probe