Each year South Carolina parents of special-needs students, who pay tuition at private schools, rush to get approved for a limited number of state tax credits.This year that rush begins at noon Monday.The Exceptional SC tax credit is worth up to $11,000, or the full cost of 2018-19 school year tuition — whichever is less — for each qualifying student. It's a refundable credit, which means that if it exceeds what a taxpayer owes in state income tax, they get a check for the difference.However, there's only $2 million available, and it's first-come, first-served.That means parents or guardians eligible for this tax credit should go ahead and review the information they will need to provide, download the form as soon as it's available, fill it out completely and email it back to the S.C. Department of Revenue.Last year, it took two weeks for all of the tax credits to be claimed, and requests worth $1 million were turned away after the money ran out. This year they could … [Read more...] about Tax credits for SC special-needs students available Monday. They’ll likely go fast.
Staff Published 11:35 AM EDT Sep 30, 2018 Michael Reed’s first USL goal of the season allowed Nashville SC tie New York Red Bulls II 1-1 on Saturday at First Tennessee Park. The win keeps Nashville SC in the hunt for a United Soccer League playoff berth. Reed, the team’s captain, scored 26 minutes into the game. New York’s Amando Romero’s goal five minutes into the game had given the Re Bulls a 1-0 lead. Nashville played the final 66 minutes with a man advantage after Jose Aguinaga was given a red card prior to Reed’s goal. “I think you have to give credit to the Red Bulls team,” Reed said. “A young team and they kind of just went for it. Most teams do not do that when they are a man down.” Nashville (11-11-9, 44 points) is in a three-way tie for eighth place in the USL’s Eastern Division. The top eight teams advance to the playoffs. Ottawa Fury FC (13-5-14, 44) and North Carolina FC (12-8-11, 44). Ottawa has two games … [Read more...] about Nashville SC ties New York Red Bulls
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said the crash took place at 11:45 a.m. local time near Clarendon Road and Joe Allen Drive in Grays Hill.A military pilot has ejected safely after a a plane crash in Beaufort County, South Carolina, according to authorities there.The crash happened about 3 miles west of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, which is where F-35s are stationed.The F-35B is a variant of the F-35 and is the only one with the ability to land vertically similar to a helicopter."The U.S. Marine pilot safely ejected from the single-seat aircraft and is now being evaluated by medical personnel", said the statmement.The footage is said to be showing the scene one hour after the crash.The pilot successfully ejected from the fifth-generation fighter jet but the pilot's condition was not immediately known, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.The jet involved in the incident is believed to have cost around $100m (£77m), although a new Pentagon contract … [Read more...] about WATCH Video From F-35B Fighter Jet Crash Site in SC
MULLINS — A sulfurous, earthy odor lingered in the air Thursday morning as McCormick Elementary School teachers swatted at mosquitoes and welcomed their students back with a handshake and an occasional question.How's your grandma? How's your brother?As schools finally reopened after two weeks in the wake of Hurricane Florence, the students of Marion County had questions, too — especially the younger ones.Why was the storm so big? Why did the rivers keep rising for days?More than 500,000 students in 57 school districts across South Carolina missed at least one day of school due to Hurricane Florence, which made landfall Sept. 14 just above the state line.The median number of storm-closure days in those districts was four, according to the S.C. Department of Education.State law requires school districts to schedule three makeup days if they shut down for inclement weather. Beyond that, local school boards may decide either to hold Saturday classes or forgive up to three … [Read more...] about Some SC schools closed for three weeks due to Florence and flooding
Paul Sonne, The Washington Post Published 3:16 pm CDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 A United States Air Force F-35B Lighting II jet, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, at the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 7, 2018. A United States Air Force F-35B Lighting II jet, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, at the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 7, 2018. Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A United States Air Force F-35B Lighting II jet, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, at the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 7, 2018. A United States Air Force F-35B Lighting II jet, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, at the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 7, 2018. Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg F-35 crashes for 1st time in jet's 17-year … [Read more...] about F-35 crashes for 1st time in jet’s 17-year history; pilot ejects safely in SC