Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:33:53 GMT
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.Deputy Curtis Wilson said officers were called to a home in theMore >>
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:54:38 GMT
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle called 911 Thursday afternoon to alert authorities that he was going to kill himself.A recording of the call chronicles Trickle's calm admission to a Lincoln County 911More >>
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle called 911 Thursday afternoon to alert authorities that he was going to kill himself.More >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A college education is a great investment. But for parents of South Carolina's four-year public college students, the investment is getting very expensive. This fall, tuition at USC and Clemson is up 7 percent, at the Citadel, it's up 13 percent, and College of Charleston's increase is 15 percent. Ouch!
Governor Sanford says our in-state tuition is now the highest in the southeast and roughly double that of Georgia and North Carolina. There's something wrong with that picture. The Southern Regional Education Board says the problem here is that state lawmakers don't fund public colleges as much as other states. But a USC spokesman says only about 10% of USC's budget comes from the state. The governor and USC officials disagree about the wisdom of spending money on capital projects -- bricks and mortar -- while tuition is going up fast. The issues are complicated, and there are no easy answers.
We agree with the Governor that South Carolina needs a state Board of Regents to have more oversight on finances. A statewide perspective on higher education is needed to reduce duplication of programs and campuses -- and to make sure that our state tax dollars are distributed fairly among the many state colleges and universities.
That's my perspective, I'd like to hear your thoughts.