Halloween mischief: after red balloons were found tied to sewer drains in Fountain Inn, S.C., the mayor ordered an “extensive search of the sewer lines throughout the city.” Red balloons in sewers is the calling card for Pennywise the clown from Stephen King’s IT. We all float here. Source: The State

Regulators have opened hearings on where to set rates for SCE&G customers after the failed nuclear project. Consumer advocate lawyers and environmental groups would like every previous rate hike to be eliminated, reducing the average bill by $27. Source: AP

The paper mill, Park Circle landmark and source of funky odor, will be changing hands after the U.S. Justice Department gave its blessing for WestRock Co. to purchase KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. Source: P&C

On Nov. 7, the College of Charleston will present its findings from their study of 36 remains of Africans and individuals of African descent that were uncovered in 2013 during the renovation of the Gaillard Auditorium. Source: Charleston Chronicle

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