That’s the City of Charleston’s credit rating, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Group. It’s the highest grade a municipality can get, and Charleston is the only one in South Carolina with the honor. The credit rating provides for lower rates when borrowing for large capital projects or other needs. Standard & Poor noted the city’s diverse tax base — a mix of property, sales, and accommodations taxes as well as other fees — as a reason for the high marks.


The number of weeks you have left to register to vote in the November elections. For more info, visit

“When the council makes a decision out of fear of a lawsuit, you are not making policy.”

Summerville Town Councilman Walter Bailey, who introduced an ordinance to require landlords to verify the citizenship of their tenants. The measure was tabled, but the town did OK an ordinance conforming with state requirements for employers. Source: The Associated Press

“Let’s score an undefeated campaign season this year.”

State Republican Party Chair Karen Floyd raising the bar dramatically last week with a fundraising pitch to GOP voters that suggested it was possible and even likely that Republicans could sweep races in November.

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