After a year of meeting in smaller groups, the House Education Policy Review and Reform Task Force met this week to form a series of recommendations as state legislators work under command of the State Supreme Court to bring rural S.C. schools up to par. Source: P&C

After Charleston County closed its recycling center and began shipping its recyclables to Horry County, Summerville was left without anywhere to take local recyclables, forcing it to cut back on what it can collect. Source: P&C

The EPA has awarded Charleston County Schools for its work in preventing food waste after the district says it’s diverted 2.1 million pounds of food waste since 2012. Source: P&C

The Charleston Chamber is urging city officials not to lower the height of a few areas of town, including the Sergeant Jasper property “in the midst of development.” Source: P&C

A brick chimney that was the last remaining structure from a German POW camp built in West Ashley during WWII was removed without fanfare this week after the property’s owner worked for years to get the clearance to take it down. Source: P&C

Security will be ramped up at football games in Charlotte, Clemson, and Columbia this weekend after the Paris terror attacks. Source: Charlotte Observer, AP, The State

660,000: The number of South Carolina drivers estimated to be taking the road over the Thanksgiving holiday as crews work to open a dozen more roads before the busy travel holiday. Source: AP

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