Ed Driggers retirement as Greer City Administrator is a great loss for the community.
It seems a little strange that “Giving Tuesday” follows a few of the biggest shopping days of the year.
You might be wondering what you have left to give after buying Christmas presents and preparing to celebrate the holidays.
But this is a critical time of year for local nonprofits.
For the fiscal year that starts next July 1, the state Department of Transportation wants renewed authority to spend surplus money – at least that’s what the agency requested as part of its proposed 2020-21 budget.
Having the best of intentions is no protection from the worst of consequences. That’s the sobering lesson from the government-run experiment with renewable fuels. Promoted as a cleaner alternative to gasoline, federal fuel mandates have their own environmental impacts.
One hundred one years ago, a man who started out as a conscientious objector to World War I became that conflict’s greatest American hero when he and just a few other soldiers captured 132 German prisoners.
The signs are common, mostly in residential neighborhoods where they call attention to speed: “Drive like your children live here.” Perhaps it’s time for signs on all roads expanding the message: “Drive like you want to keep living here” – meaning drive like you want to stay alive.
Addressing public education was a top issue during the 2019 legislative session, and will remain a priority when the General Assembly reconvenes next year.
The upside to electronic voting is that it’s fast and easy to tabulate the votes. It was supposed to be much more reliable than paper ballots — that’s why South Carolina and so many other states went through an electronic-voting phase, which is now coming to an end — but it turned out not to be.
They’re a staple of the incumbent politician’s toolkit: the countless recognitions, resolutions, proclamations, ribbon-cuttings, and photo-ops which are more ceremonial than anything else, but which nonetheless pay dividends for elected officials.
Love makes the world go ‘round, it is said, but it’s money that greases its spin. When news arrives of a weakening economy, some looking out through the wrong end of binoculars can mistake a fly in the ointment for a wallet-ravaging behemoth. With proper perspective, there can be little doubt the U.S.