Supporters of a national constitutional convention, as provided for in Article V of the U.S. Constitution, have gained the support of 27 state legislatures for the idea. They need 34.
Republicans and Democrats are at war both with each other and within their own parties over the proposal. Some Republicans want such a convention for the purpose of getting a “balanced budget” amendment.
Some Democrats also want a convention for the purpose of overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and regulating political campaign spending.
The westbound lane of S.C. 9 Bypass between the North Main/Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) exit and Gillsbrook Road (between Walmart and the University of South Carolina Lancaster) has reopened following a Thursday morning, April 16, traffic accident involving a bicyclist and motorist. Check back later for details.
Earlier this month, See Lancaster SC was again designated an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, said Cherry Doster, the city’s marketing and development manager.
KERSHAW – The Full Moon Tanning Boutique on North Hampton Street held a fashion show Sunday, April 12. However, the talk of the event was what happened about 10 minutes before the show began when a Chevrolet pickup ran into the parking lot seating area.
Over the past few weeks, Rev. Lorenzo Small Sr., pastor of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, 912 Clinton Ave., has preached a series of sermons to his congregation about sharing not only love but “the gifts of necessity” with others, he said.
FORT MILL – The Anne Springs Close Greenway recognized its first completed capital project from the “Nature Needs You” capital campaign Thursday, April 9, with the ribbon cutting on the new Comporium Amphitheater.