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A Penny Saved — a Degree Earned
Gail D. Moore
Reprinted from South Carolina Lawyer, Jan. 2004, at 14

My children recently celebrated their second and fourth birthdays. As I cleaned birthday cake out of my carpet, I thought about what it will cost to send my children to college. According to my research, the total projected cost for my four-year-old to attend four years of college in 2017 is $74,000; it increases to $82,000 by the time my two-year-old attends college in 2019. These figures captured my attention and confirmed that although we are saving for college, we are not doing enough.

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SC Bar members continue work/life balance initiatives all summer long


Law clerks, staff attorneys, and friends from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals competed in the 2015 Richland County Attorney Summer Softball League. The league, which is held every summer from May through July, is comprised of attorneys from the Columbia area who hit the diamond for afterwork fun and fellowship. Pictured here are the Supreme Court/Court of Appeals Docket Rockets. Back row (from left to right): Matt Pegler, Vince Osborne, Will Childers, Katon Dawson, Ty Zeigler, Seth McDaniel, John McLeod, Thomas Twehues, and Drew Joiner. 
Front row (left to right): Margaret Strom, Rebecca McCormack, Becky Depp, Kali Falvo, Stefanie Anderson, and Mary Lucas.