Runoff elections will be held tomorrow in Charleston and across the state. Source: P&C
Gov. Nikki Haley caught some flak last week over the use of her “Great day in South Carolina” mantra with state Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom saying that the use of the phrase by the governor in her official capacity could be confused with the use of the phrase in the “A Great Day SC” group, which Haley used to target state lawmakers in this month’s Republican primaries. Source: The State
CCSD news over the weekend: P&C reporter Paul Bowers reports on the effect of $18 million in budget cuts which means “nearly every school district employee will be asked to do more with less.” On Saturday, Bowers reported on the school board’s shift toward using “special” meetings scheduled outside normal meeting times, sometimes with just 24-hours notice, to handle some major decisions this year. Source: P&C
And don’t miss Post and Courier’s Sunday story looking into the connections between a network of college-age residents recently arrested as part of a crackdown on a drug ring that “hid in plain sight” in downtown. The police investigation was triggered by the shooting death of Patrick Moffly, the son of a former school board member, who was gunned down reportedly during a drug deal gone bad. Source: P&C
It’ll be Coastal Carolina versus Arizona in the College World Series beginning tonight. The Chanticleers have been on a run, playing from the losers bracket to now just two games away from the national title in their first trip to Omaha. Source: Sun News
Fort Jackson in Columbia is being held up as the model for the military for how it conducts “gender-integrated training” to prepare women for expanded combat roles in the armed forces. Source: AP
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