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'Dum spiro spero' for S.C. public education

Twenty years from now, historians just might look back on the past week as the tipping point for state legislators finally “getting it” that public education, particularly in rural areas, needs a …

The fatal flaw in the Iran deal

WASHINGTON - A sunset clause? The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the "right to enrich." It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of the …
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Notable & Quotable: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

In an editorial this week, The Charleston Post and Courier declares, "Ruling stands, so fix schools." Read it online at www.postandcourier.com: Plenty of obstacles stand in the way of improving schools in the state's poor, rural districts, but in …
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Thanks for update on canteen at Millwood elementary

I want to thank Annie Wehri for informing us about Millwood Elementary School's recently opened "canteen" for students. Now that students get free breakfast, lunch, in many cases dinner, and other cases food for the weekend, someone had to come …

Info in letter on Bishopville truck route is false

A recent letter was printed by The Sumter Item from Frank Brent Millican Jr. in regards to a road project, a truck route around the town of Bishopville, under consideration for construction in Lee County. Mr. Millican made several assertions in his …
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Editorial Roundup: Jan. 30, 2015

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Herald of Rock Hill Jan. 28 road plan won't meet state's needs We're gratified that Gov. Nikki Haley finally has put a higher state gasoline tax on the table as part of the solution …
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