As SCE&G’s parent company takes major heat for its handling of the VC Summer nuclear project, which it carries the majority stake in, SCANA is now pointing fingers back at Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility it says has misled S.C. residents who have bankrolled the failed $9 billion project. Source: P&C

Charleston consultant Phil Noble announced yesterday that he’ll run for governor, the second Democrat to declare their candidacy this week after longtime S.C. lawmaker and Afghan war veteran James Smith announced earlier. Source: P&C

Also in 2018 news: Former Haley administration agency director Catherine Templeton raised more money than Gov. Henry McMaster according to 3rd quarter reports ahead of next year’s GOP gov primary. McMaster is running to be elected to the position he assumed as lieutenant governor when Nikki Haley moved into the Trump cabinet. Hold on, 2018 is going to be a wild primary. Source: P&C

Over a round at a Trump golf club on Monday, U.S. Sen. Lindsy Graham told President Donald Trump that getting into Twitter fights are not productive: “At the end of the day, this back-and-forth is not helpful.” Graham said that the real threat wasn’t from the social media missives, but from North Korea and China. Source: P&C

Today you learned: The target of the president’s tweets, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, is a native of Orangeburg, S.C. Source: Orangeburg T&D

The Charleston County School Board says it will spend $14 million over six years to swap out its SMART boards for newer ‘ActivPanels.’ Source: P&C

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