In today's C-I we conclude our annual Year In Review series and we hope you have enjoyed looking back at 2016. To say 2016 was an interesting year is something of an understatement – a lot happened, both locally and nationally.
Whether you say "Merry Christmas", "Happy Hannukah," "Blessed Kwanzaa", or "Festivus for the Rest of Us," we are not offended. We know what you're trying to say; we understand the meaning; we feel the good cheer; and we would like to give a hearty, "Right back atcha, friends!"
Today is Veterans Day, an extremely important day of remembrance. We honor those who have served, those who have sacrificed, those who have given of themselves for the freedoms we enjoy. That we recognize and give thanks to them today is important and fitting. That we should honor them every day is a given.
According to a study done by The Violence Policy center in 2012, South Carolina was ranked number two in the states with the highest rate of women murdered by men. The report utilized data from homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender. According to them now, South Carolina is ranked number five, which in my mind is just as bad as being ranked number two.