James B. Edwards, the South Carolina dentist elected governor in 1974 who is credited with shaking South Carolina Democrats’ control of the state and who went on to serve as Reagan’s first energy secretary and as president of MUSC, died on Friday at the age of 87. Source: NYT, P&C, The State
With a little over a year left on the clock, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, who’s served in his capacity longer than any other mayor in the nation, says he’s not taking a victory lap this year. Instead, with a daily reminder of how many days he has left in office, he’s taking stock of the work that remains undone. Source: AP
More than 200 soldiers stationed in South Carolina are responsible for the surface-to-air missile defense system mounted in stations around Washington, D.C. as the last line of defense against an air attack. Source: the State
Could an ‘SEC Primary,’ multiple Southern states coordinating to hold a primary on the same day (likely shortly after S.C.’s early contest) diminish the effect of our ‘first in the South’ primary? Source: Politico
Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident over the weekend, allegedly drunk driving a county-owned pickup truck, crashing it, and driving away Saturday night. Source: P&C
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s re-election campaign this year was one of many that jumped on board using the data trail that Internet browsing leaves behind, allowing advertisers (and campaigns) to precisely tailor their pitches. Source: Politico
The off-Broadway show “Tail! Spin!” that lampoons Mark Sanford and others for their public sex scandals closes this weekend, and the show’s creator talked with the AP. Source: NYT/AP
The massive redevelopment project at the corner of King St. and Spring St. is looking at wrapping up and having businesses open their doors by April P&C reports, right around the time the paper’s parent company will begin work on its Courier Square development across the street. Source: P&C
South Carolina is one of a few states that requires insurance brokers suspended by federal regulators to self-report their suspension to state authorities, but that doesn’t always happen, says the Wall Street Journal. Source: WSJ
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