Haley reveals 657,000 business records also compromised in Dept. of Revenue hacking
Another day, another press conference, more bad news for a Dept. of Revenue reeling from a still-unfolding hacking scandal. Late Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters that along with the millions of social security numbers and hundreds of thousands of credit cards, up to 657,000 S.C. business records may also have been compromised and similar credit protections will be offered to them.
Sources: Greenville News, Washington Post/AP, S.C. Radio Network, The State, YouTube
Related: Haley dismisses class-action hacking suit as opportunistic
Homeownership Resource Center offering free ID theft, credit counseling session Thursday

Baby Veronica Guardian ad Litem files petition to U.S. Supreme Court
The court-appointed guardian of now-three-year old Baby Veronica, who lives with her birth father in Oklahoma, submitted a petition in support of her adoptive parents, Charleston couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco, as they wait to hear whether the high court will take up their case.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

Former Riley aide assisting White House in Sandy relief efforts
Former Joe Riley right-hand aide David Agnew, now Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, can be seen sitting at the table in the situation room with President Obama briefing the POTUS on coordinated relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

With new hotels, come new restaurants
With new hotels opening up across the area, new restaurants will come with them. Of note, Ramon Taimanglo, formerly of High Cotton and Grocery will head up the kitchen opening at the new Holiday Inn on Meeting St.
Sources: Post and Courier

Hospitality Association rebranded, gets new leader
The state hospitality asosciation, looking to move past a grisly embezzlement scandal and suicide of its longtime CEO, will rename itself the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association and will be led by former S.C. Parks, Recreation and Tourism director John Durst.
Sources: Myrtle Beach Sun News

Fort Jackson labrador is Humane Assoc.’s Hero Dog of the Year
Gabe, a weapons sniffing yellow lab-mix that calls Fort Jackson home, has been named the American Humane Association Hero Dog of the Year.
Sources: The State

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