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NEWS: Impact of 51,422 more South Carolinians

BRACK: Tackle the really tough issues

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This renovated house in Greeleyville, S.C., is an innovative use of a historic building. Find out how. Photo by Linda W. Brown of Kingstree.

 


51,422 people in the state
By the editors | full story

JAN. 3, 2014 -- South Carolina’s population continued to grow over the last year, gaining more people than the combined populations of Anderson (26,871), Beaufort (12,534) and Fort Mill (11,027).

According to new figures from the U.S. Census, South Carolina’s population grew by 51,422 people, a 1.1 percent increase to 4,774,839. It won’t take but a couple of years for the state, the 11th-fastest growing in the country, to reach 4.8 million.


Tackle really tough issues
By Andy Brack, publisher | full column

JAN. 3, 2014 -- One of the amazing things about what goes on in the state General Assembly is what doesn’t go on -- how some issues are continuing hot potatoes. Lawmakers just won’t touch them or get near enough to deal with them because they’re too political, too hard to resolve or they just don’t want to hear about them.

In last week’s commentary, we again suggested several Palmetto Priorities -- major issues ...

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