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South Carolina now has new education standards that will replace the controversial national Common Core guidelines. Earlier this month, the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee approved new standards for math and English that will replace Common Core. Comment?
Candidates for Lexington County Sheriff shared fairly similar views during a public forum attended by more than 200 people who overfilled the Chapin Town Hall Community Room Wednesday. All agreed that the department needs to answer calls quicker and determine ways to increase the number of law enforcement officers on the streets in a county where some residents have to wait 30 to 45 minutes before officers respond to a call. Comment?
The Town of Irmo appears to be engaged in the same internal combat among elected officials that has undermined Chapin and West Columbia. Earlier this month, Irmo Councilman Barry Walker Sr. introduced a measure that would have removed Mayor Hardy King from presiding over council meetings - a similar measure to one the City Council in West Columbia successfully passed after council members continually clashed with Mayor Joe Owens. Comment?
A circuit judge has ruled that the Lexington-Richland School District acted appropriately in removing former board member Kim Murphy from the board because she didn't meet residency requirements. Murphy challenged the removal, but Judge DeAndrea Gist Benjamin ruled Oct. 30 that her removal from her post in March of 2013 because she did not meet residency requirements was valid. Comment?
Lexington County voters will have their plates full Nov. 4. Ballots will run up to 15 pages on computerized machines in some areas, much longer than in past elections. That's because a summary of the nearly 100 projects that make up the proposed penny-on-the-dollar countywide sales tax increase is required to appear on the ballot. Comment?
A former town clerk in Chapin is facing an ethics complaint. According to a story in The State , former Chapin clerk Adrienne Thompson is accused of improperly allowing her son to work for the town earlier this year. Comment?
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