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Tim Keane, Charleston’s director of planning, preservation, and sustainability, is leaving his post in the Holy City for a similar job in Atlanta, the city announced yesterday. Mayor Joe Riley, who retires in less than a year, says a national search is underway to name a replacement. Source: P&C, CRBJ

After Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced he wouldn’t speak at a conservative group’s event after politicians called for him to cancel on the group, which advocates for “sexual purity”, state Attorney General Alan Wilson has been scheduled to speak in his place. Source: The State

Greenville and Raleigh are reportedly out of the running to be the home of the Charlotte Hornets’ new D-League team, but Columbia, Charleston, and several N.C. cities remain as possible landing spots. Source: WIS-TV

Just as P&C’s Robert Behre reports that restaurants are leading the charge in fixing up historic buildings in Charleston, the Greenville News says that breweries are doing the same thing in their neck of the woods. Source: P&C, The State/G’ville News

The Board of Architectural Review has its hands full this week as it entertains proposals for four major mixed-use projects set to go up in prime locations across the peninsula. Source: CRBJ

Mount Pleasant-based Shrimp and Grits Kids reportedly enjoyed a bump in name recognition and sales thanks to being featured frequently on the AMC series, “Mad Men,” which wrapped up its seven-season run this month. Source: CRBJ

Coastal Conservation League on the proposed building project on Captain Sam’s Spit, recently revived by developers: “Captain Sam’s Spit is probably the most inappropriate place for development that you could think of.”Source: Live 5

Former Charleston-based state Senator Robert Ford was sentenced to pay $69,000 in restitution and serve five years probation for using campaign cash for personal finances, by a judge on Thursday. Source: P&C, The State

Public officials and Volvo representatives were on hand yesterday at Charles Towne Landing as the company celebrated inking the deal to bring the automaker to Berkeley County, where it says it will invest $500 million in a new manufacturing facility and export its cars through the Port of Charleston. Source: P&C, The State, AP

Advocates say that a domestic violence bill passed through the legislature this year and set for Gov. Nikki Haley’s signature, is just the beginning of ongoing efforts to reduce domestic violence. Source: AP, P&C