Columbia County commissioners met Tuesday, April 2, 2013 to review the coming fiscal year's $56.4 million budget, and said expenses are expected to go up by less than 1 percent with tax revenues rising by just 2 percent.
• Applications for the Thurmond Statesmen Institute are being accepted. The institute is an honors magnet program at Strom Thurmond High School. Those who complete the honors and college credit curriculum with a 3.
Members of Grace United Methodist Church are working to stop hunger.
On May 4, the church's Wesley Center will make room for an assembly line to package meals through the Stop Hunger Now charity, which send the meals overseas to a nation in need.
Just recently, I read two articles about government related spending that I feel compelled to comment on.
One article talked about how the current high unemployment is affecting the number of teachers that are being hired by schools.