Editorials

Editorials

Public records law was a step forward

Proponents of legislative reforms to improve South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act didn’t get everything they had hoped for in the bill that passed on the last day of the session. But the bill came close, and it should be regarded as a victory for open government and citizens’ ability to gain access to public information.

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School district tweaking its expulsion policy

The purpose of expelling students from school is to prevent them from disrupting classrooms, not to deny them an education. Fortunately the Rock Hill school district seems to understand that, and school board members are looking at ways to tweak district policy to ensure that expelled students don’t go weeks or months without instruction.

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Mental health court is a humane approach

The mental health court would operate in a space at the Moss Justice Center in York. Offenders identified as mentally ill would attend periodic sessions with the presiding judge and other mental health professionals, who would offer advice on dealing with mental illness and avoiding legal conflicts.

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Sports complex is a big step forward

With infrastructure work proceeding, development of the old Lowenstein mill building for multiple uses and now the plan to open the indoor sports complex as early as spring 2018, the dream of Knowledge Park is well on its way to becoming a reality.

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Flex time offers options for students

Many school districts in the state are adopting what is known as a Flexible Learning Experience – or Flex for short. Instead of waiting until after school, students can engage in a variety of activities during the day.

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Fill area gap in radar coverage

The 80-mile distance between Charlotte and the nearest Doppler unit – at the National Weather Service office in Greer – is the longest in the nation for a major city. The radar unit is about 65 miles from Rock Hill.

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Echols brought his own vision to job of mayor

Echols announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term and will step down when his current term ends in October. Including two four-year terms on the City Council before his election as mayor in 1998, Echols has served Rock Hill for almost 30 years.

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Both USC teams head to Final Four

The double win for the Gamecocks puts them in the history books. South Carolina is only the 10th school to have both its men’s and women’s program advance to the Final Four in the same season.

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More options are good for students

Studies have confirmed that finding a good job with no credentials other than a high school degree is far more difficult than it used to be. Even those who choose not to pursue a four-year college education almost certainly will need some form of additional training after high school.

Videos

Inmate dies at Chester County jail

Inmate was in custody for alleged DUI Sunday and was found deceased overnight, Chester police officials said. SLED is investigating.
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Inmate dies at Chester County jail 0:33

Inmate dies at Chester County jail

Chester road washes out 0:43

Chester road washes out

Students at Doby's Bridge Elementary discover, research killdeer nest 1:31

Students at Doby's Bridge Elementary discover, research killdeer nest

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Fort Mill Town Hall relocates