• Misconduct among airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has risen dramatically during the last three years, including many incidents of theft, groping and other abnormal behavior. Also, some screeners are often late for work or don't show up at all, delaying the travel process for many passengers. Going through security is trying enough under perfect circumstances and can become nearly unbearable when screeners are unprofessional. The TSA needs to deal with this situation and get rid of the bad apples as soon as possible.
The Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) grade on the 2013 state report card was a high B -- only 1.3 percentage points below an A -- while local third through eighth graders' PASS scores were higher than state averages in 37 of 40 categories. More than 83 percent of KCSD students passed the state's high school exit exam (HSAP) on their first attempt.
Sunday morning, an unidentified man in Bethune checked a S.C. Education Lottery Powerball ticket he'd bought the night before from the Winner Circle Mini Mart. He then turned to his wife and told her she wouldn't have to go to work the next day.
Funeral service for Michael Ransom Jackson, 67, will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at North Columbia Church of God with burial to follow in Hardshell Cemetery. The Rev. Walter Parham and the Rev. Joe Stines will officiate. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to North Columbia Church of God, 1004 Lorick Road, Blythewood, S.C. 29016.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Willie Joe Moore, 77, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, Lugoff, SC. Rev. Adam China will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to The American Heart Association of SC, Memorials & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or The American Kidney Foundation, 500 Taylor Street, Ste. 101, Columbia, SC 29201.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers who are experiencing unresolved federal tax problems. Here are 10 things every taxpayer should know about TAS:
Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, and Rep. Dave Camp, a Republican who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, are trying to overcome partisan rancor to begin structuring a long-needed new platform for the U.S. tax code. As it is, the code is impossibly complex and cumbersome.
A Graveside service for Mildred Ellen Cherry, 87, will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. in Royal Pines Cemetery, Winnsboro, S.C. The Rev. Donald Goude will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Worship Center Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 581, Camden, 29021.
WASHINGTON -- I'll probably regret this, but here goes: I write today in defense of coziness. My text is Mark Leibovich's "This Town," his delicious indictment of inside-the-Beltway incestuousness in its various manifestations.
July 31, 2013|
By Ruth Marcus
Washington Post Writers Group