Editorials

Editorials

PMC win might end Fort Mill hospital war

Thursday’s decision upholds a 2014 ruling that PMC, should be allowed to build a new Fort Mill hospital. But Carolinas HealthCare System, the parent company of Carolinas Medical Center of Charlotte, still has the option of appealing the ruling to the S.C. Supreme Court.

Editorials

New bus system would be welcome

The transit system plan, which the city council will consider over the next month, presents the opportunity to establish a fixed-route system that connects with all the city’s top attractions without the pressure to make a profit or be self-sustaining.

Editorials

Mulvaney likely to be activist head of OMB

When asked recently which job he coveted in a Trump administration, Mulvaney said he would love to be OMB director. While the position more commonly known as White House budget director can be one of the less visible jobs, Mulvaney said he thought it was a place where “real improvements could be made in how the government is run.”

Editorials

Too few women serve in Legislature

Women held just 14.7 percent of the 170 seats in the Legislature last year, far below the national average of 24.4 percent. The state ranks 22nd in the nation for gender parity in elected offices.

Editorials

South Pointe wins its fifth state title

The Stallions dominated throughout most of the 4A championship game against the Hartsville Red Foxes Saturday in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. The 51-28 victory brought the Rock Hill high school its third straight state trophy and fifth title overall in just 11 years of varsity football.

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S.C. ranks worst in support of elders

Perhaps if South Carolina had ranked somewhere in the middle of the pack, state officials might legitimately take issue with how the study was conducted. But a ranking of worst in the nation indicates that the problems are more substantial than could be explained away by faulty data.

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Make sure schools can meet standards

The major problem with any grading system is evaluating schools without taking significant steps to improve the performance of low-scoring schools. That defeats the purpose of grading schools in the first place.

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Blocking cell phones in our state prisons

South Carolina and a number of other states have tried for years to get permission from the federal government to use cell phone blocking technology to prevent inmates from communicating with people outside prison walls.

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Lockdowns are not permanent solution

S.C. Corrections Director Bryan Stirling noted in a recent interview that until he can raise staffing to a comfortable level, he has resorted to sequestering inmates in their cells so that fewer guards are necessary to oversee them. When in lockdown, prisoners spend all but an hour a day in their cells.

Editorials

Haley should take a study break

We are not certain what type of briefings might be offered to S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, who has been tapped by Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but she should take advantage of them and other advice she might receive from seasoned foreign policy professionals.

Videos

Fort Mill, Lake Wylie area residents attend Women's March on Charlotte

Among the thousands of people who attended Saturday's Women's March on Charlotte - which was held in tandem with the Women's March on Washington, D.C., were many individuals and families from Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie and Indian Land.
Submitted by Amy C. Keffer - special to the Fort Mill Times
Fort Mill, Lake Wylie area residents attend Women's March on Charlotte 0:22

Fort Mill, Lake Wylie area residents attend Women's March on Charlotte

Video: relive Winthrop's 76-73 basketball win over Asheville 2:36

Video: relive Winthrop's 76-73 basketball win over Asheville

Neighbors talk about shooting that leaves 2 dead on Blake Street in Rock Hill 1:37

Neighbors talk about shooting that leaves 2 dead on Blake Street in Rock Hill

Two dead, one wounded in Rock Hill shooting 0:26

Two dead, one wounded in Rock Hill shooting