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12:45 am on Saturday August 16, 2014

SC seventh worst for underprivileged children, national study says

...Horry County schools, the need is significant. Sixty-three percent of Horry schools’ 41,000 students live in poverty, Elsberry said. The study by WalletHub, primarily a financial advice website, relied partly on Kids Count data to rank South...
7:11 am on Sunday November 10, 2013

194,330 in S.C. to go without in healthcare 'coverage gap'; Hospitals brace for impact

While some 336,000 South Carolinians will get subsidies for their health insurance, another 200,000 are stuck too poor for subsidies and not poor enough for free coverage. It's part of a national "coverage gap" in states that refused to expand...
4:08 pm on Tuesday August 20, 2013

Study: Children born to lower-income parents in South have less chance of getting ahead financially than those in most parts of U.S.

Children born to lower-income families in the South have far less chance of getting ahead financially than their counterparts in most parts of the United States, a ground-breaking study has found.
11:04 am on Tuesday March 5, 2013

Jobs, health, education: Fixing South Carolina's problems

From education, health, poverty, jobs, and more, The Post and Courier is digging into South Carolina's myriad of problems that disproportionately hit 28 of the state's more rural counties.
7:04 am on Tuesday March 5, 2013

Jobs, health, education: Fixing South Carolina's problems

From education, health, poverty, jobs, and more, The Post and Courier is digging into South Carolina's myriad of problems that disproportionately hit 28 of the state's more rural counties. Follow the series on this web page.
5:36 am on Monday September 24, 2012

South Carolina makes another not-so-great list; one of the poorest states

Flickr User: Baileyusa115 Unsurprisingly most of the poorest states in the union are in the south.  According to 24/7 Wall Street, using U.S. Census Bureau data, South Carolina is the ninth poorest state. However, the news isn't great all around. As...
8:06 am on Wednesday May 2, 2012

YESCAROLINA AND MOTLEY RICE SUPPORT YOUNG LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS

Inaugural competition gives students opportunity to participate in business plan competitions Students from four Charleston County schools will compete in a series of business plan competitions organized by Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina (...
2:32 am on Wednesday November 2, 2011

In ranking of broke folk, Charleston area hits No. 22

Image by Flickr user imabug Maybe folks in Charleston wouldn't be so broke if they stopped tapping it to the walls of The Griffin.Charleston, it's on top lists all the time — but usually it's for being a great tourist or food destination. This time...
4:04 am on Friday February 18, 2011

Report: Nearly half of S.C. children living in poverty

Image by Flickr user foshydogA recently released report from the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children reveals that in the last year, nearly half of South Carolina children under the age of 18 lived in some officially measured degree...
4:45 am on Tuesday January 26, 2010

Update: Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer backtracks on remarks, gets lampooned on Daily Show

Update January 26: Unapologetic about his remarks just two days ago, Lt. Gov. Andrew Bauer is now changing his tune. The State reports today that Bauer now says he regrets the comments comparing people who take public assistance to stray animals "...

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