The media has a responsibility to be the eyes and ears of local residents. That’s the reason we exist. We are here to inform, report and make sure things that happen in public are available to all the public—even if you can’t be there to see it for yourself.
Toward the middle of each March, open-government advocates observe “Sunshine Week.” It’s used to raise awareness of the dangers of closed-door government and the importance of so-called “sunshine laws.”
Once upon a time, stealing a person’s identity would have seemed far fetched. The stuff of movies. Now it appears to be easy.
And the problem is growing.
Can we resolve to do something?
Can we take action so that when the next mass shooting occurs, we aren’t sitting here wondering if there was something we could have done?
This is not a call for gun control or background checks or arming teachers or more school security. It is just a call for action.
If you’ve got shopping to do, the national “big-box” and e-commerce retailers can seem like an appealing option. They’re often located close to the Interstate.
When President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court one year ago, the nation’s media, political class, judicial interest groups, and citizenry began to debate Judge Gorsuch’s merits and record.
Of the many factors that contribute to a community’s quality of life, one that’s often under-appreciated is the local newspaper.
Small, weekly (or non-daily) publications are a form of public service.
They bring us “good news” and recognize the efforts of hometown people who make a difference.
The annual observance of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day reminds us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies and other public safety officers.
The South Carolina Department of Education’s “Teacher Salary Schedule Structure Recommendations” is a 42-page report, compiled by the Committee on Educator Recruitment and Retention. It includes a list of 29 items, plus a survey of each district’s rating on teacher/principal satisfaction or dissatisfaction.
Tolerance for opposing views has been in decline in recent years, and markedly so in the 14 months since the 2016 presidential election.