We’re sure the University of South Carolina, its fans and every South Carolinian would have preferred to never pay back LSU for what that school did after October’s floods here. Unfortunately, we got a chance to repay the favor just this month, and we responded in kind. The payback was heartwarming, bringing tears to more than one Louisianan.
South Carolina’s environmental protection agency finally said enough is enough, and told Carolina Water Service it has to stop dumping treated sewage into the Saluda River from its plant near Interstate 20. This is wonderful news.
Former Head Coach Steve Spurrier, who severed his last ties with the University of South Carolina last week, proved that the Gamecocks can win big in college football. His successor, Will Muschamp, must prove it again.
While Richland 2 faces no major challenges, school board members owed it to the community to seek the best superintendent possible. Their duty required a wider search for someone who might bring in bold, effective strategies.
DESPITE A LONG LIST OF problems at the Richland County Recreation Commission, state Sen. John Scott believes it’s inappropriate for some of his fellow legislators to publicly ask basic questions now. He is wrong.
Backdoor vouchers might not be on the way out, but the unaccountable scholarship-granting organizations that helped divert SC tax dollars to private schools have been eliminated under the new state budget that took effect July 1. And that’s a good thing.
Rick Hubbard came just 45 votes short of winning June 14 Republican primary to replace retiring 11th Circuit Solicitor Donnie Myers. He and Candice Lively both are good choices, but Mr Hubbard’s extensive courtroom and managerial experience make him better choice.
The Citadel’s chapel in Charleston, South Carolina, still flies the Confederate Flag, a symbol of hate and racism. The flag was taken down from the Statehouse in 2015: Will politicians have the courage to take it down from the Citadel, too?
Worse than the Senate’s anti-refugee bill itself is what it represents: the latest effort to kick aside any pretense of writing laws in the best interest of our state and instead throw red meat at legislators’ political base. The latest effort not to act like leaders — people who calm irrational fears — but to play the demagogues who fan the flames, or set them to begin with.
GOV. NIKKI HALEY may be right to worry that we won’t get a roads bill if the House changes the flawed Senate bill. But she’s wrong to suggest the House should just go along with the plan. The House needs to fix the plan, which is at best irresponsible and at worst fraudulent.