Wilda Holmes Calhoun
Columbia had an eventful 2017 that included a new generation of leadership. Mayor Justin McKenzie and Superintendent of Education Jason Harris succeeded long-tenured officials who were a couple of decades older than them in Robert Bourne and Marietta James.
One of the problems with assessing whether policies designed to promote growth actually work is that the U.S. economy is unfathomably huge. There are millions of different variables, making it difficult to figure out what caused what.
Power outages meant the record-setting snow we got wasn’t much fun for some people in Marion County. I sympathize with them and am glad linemen got things back up and running as quickly as possible.
But if you were like my family and didn’t have to battle through without electricity for a couple of days, it was a blast.