Lunch menu is excellent! If you like it spicy, this is the place. I've had the Jumbalaya, Shrimp Etouffee, and BBQ sandwich. All were great. My only suggestion for Cheri's is to stay open later! Hard to stop by and pick up something for dinner when they close at 6. Extend your hours to 7 and you will probably see more business.
Poorly researched article. This was obviously written to support Mr. Bowers narrow point of view. The Lottery Tuition Assistance was designed to assist as many students as possible with tuition costs that did not already have some other grant paying their way. The neediest students have Pell and several other grants available to pay all of their tuition and still have money for other expenses. The students in the worst predicament are those that are just above the line of qualifying for Pell. They only have loans available and most cannot afford to pay cash. The application for financial aid does not ask for monthly bills, it only looks at income, taxes and family size. The way the lottery award is currently administered allows the greatest number of students to attend college. Changing the rules so that it would be funneled primarily to the poorest students (who already benefit from Pell and other grants) is a very bad idea. We need more people who are college educated, not just the poor or wealthy.
The proposal to hold partial Pell at the beginning is an idea that has no merit. It is not legal for a school to hold a student's financial aid award in that manner. I would suggest that Mr. Bowers do much better research if he intends to write articles predicated on facts. Present ALL of the facts, not just the ones that support your point of view.
I don't go to Folly because of these issues. I believe the ban will reduce the number of people who cause the problem in the first place, but I also believe in the end, business owners will put enough pressure on the community that the ban will be defeated. Once alcohol is allowed back on the beach, I would recommend increasing the punishments for alcohol related offenses. Paying a fine is nothing to most of this generation, just the cost of admission to the party. Add community service to the penalty to be completed only on Sat-Sun picking up trash on the beach in an orange vest. Having their friends see them demeaned will be more of a penalty than shelling out some cash. A Facebook page with their mugshots would be a nice touch as well.
Passing a ban on alcohol will keep the majority of problem people off the beach to begin with. Allowing alcohol and then arresting offenders will do little to change the climate on Folly Beach. When my wife and I go to the beach we either go to IOP or drive to Kiawah. We can anticipate appropriate behavior and clean beaches, neither of which are on display at Folly. The biggest problem I see with the ban is that the immature crowd will then disperse to the beaches that don't currently have an issue. For the rest of us, it might be a blessing if Folly decides to continue to allow alcohol. At least the idiots could be contained in one location.
Pictures on voter registration cards will not solve the problem. The entire argument is about having to get to a DMV to obtain a state issued ID. Having to go somewhere to get your photo on your registration card is the same thing. If you allow mailing in photos, you are just asking for fraud there. Easy access to getting the ID is the problem, not having to prove you are the voter. Really, who can argue that you shouldn't have to be the actual person voting? Those in rural and high poverty areas need to be able to easily get the state ID for this to work. Until that is worked out, it will not be ruled to be acceptable.
Rocky D is entertainment for those with an IQ under 50. I am horrified he is on the air for anyone to hear. He is the South Carolina poster child to the rest of the country. I stopped listening to WTMA long ago just because of him.
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