Santee Cooper Chairman Leighton Lord says he won’t step down voluntarily after Gov. Henry McMaster said he would fire him over the failed VC Summer nuclear project. Lord says McMaster is playing politics since he’s supporting Catherine Templeton in the 2018 gov election. (Templeton supported Lord’s 2010 run for attorney general.) Source: The State, P&C, WaPo

Another log on the fire: After flushing billions of dollars from its customers’ power bills into the failed VC Summer project, SCE&G’s parent company says that cutting off the payments to the project (which has halted, to be clear) could push the company into bankruptcy. Source: P&C

North Chs. residents rejoice: A bill filed by a state rep. in Columbia would stiffen penalties for trains that stop traffic for extended periods of time during the day. Source: The State

Confederate flag supporters barred from marching in the Summerville Christmas parade say they are considering legal action. Soruce: P&C

P&C editorial: “Bigger cruises not welcome”

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