The Agenda: Haley signs 19-week abortion ban; Is 'Holy City' a misnomer?; Record travel expected

Considering the death penalty for Roof

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Haley signed a bill into law banning abortion after 19 weeks on Wednesday. - S.C. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
  • S.C. Governor's Office
  • Haley signed a bill into law banning abortion after 19 weeks on Wednesday.

A court-ordered education reform fix won't be considered this legislative session, state senators said yesterday. In 2014, the State Supreme Court finally ruled on a 1993 case, ordering state leaders make public education more equitable for all S.C. students. Source: The State

P&C editorial on seeking the death penalty for Dylann Roof: "Right penalty for vile crime"

Former Myrtle Beach Sun News columnist Issac Bailey says giving Roof the death penalty would be "a strike against love," which he says is the only counterweight to evil. Source: CNN

Donald Bailey, the senior associate justice on the State Supreme Court, became the second black chief justice elected in South Carolina yesterday. He will serve a seven year term. Source: P&C, The State

With the signature of Gov. Nikki Haley yesterday and the approval by the elected lawmakers of the state, abortion in South Carolina is now illegal after 19 weeks into a pregnancy unless the mother or the fetus is in mortal danger. Source: The State, P&C

485,400: The record numbers of travelers are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend. Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

P&C columnist Edward Gilbreth documents one city tour guide's research into the origin of the Charleston moniker "Holy City," which turns out to be a bit of a misnomer. But, Gilbreth says, "Any city that is full of sacred cows, worshipped by its inhabitants and envied by the rest of the world, would inevitably become known — I should think — as the Holy City." source: P&C


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