P&C election day editorial: “It’s your turn — vote today”

Washington Post headline by CP contributor Jeremy Borden: “After 40 years, a troubled Charleston chooses a new mayor” Source; WaPo

In addition to a new mayor for Charleston, voters will also weigh in on questions in North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Summerville. Source: P&C

The state’s dam inspection protocols are under scrutiny following last month’s catastrophic flooding that saw many dams fail. Source: CRBR

The House Ethics Committee agreed Monday to give former House Speaker Bobby Harrell more time to challenge their demand that he pay around $113,500 to the state after they say he originally paid his attorneys improperly using campaign funds. The committee will meet again next month. Source: AP, P&C

Booz Allen Hamilton has agreed to buy the software side of SPARC, a Charleston software development firm that works with the federal VA. It’s said the deal will add an additional $50 million annually to Booz Allen’s bottom line. Source: P&C, CRBJ

The first College Football Playoff committee top 25 ranking will be unveiled today, and Clemson is expected to fall into the top four. The four-best teams at the end of the season will compete in the first-ever college football playoff. Source: The State

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates was at Clemson on Monday for a town hall meeting with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. Gates also met with first-generation college students who were attending school under Gates Millennium Scholarships, funded by the tech billionaire’s foundation. Source: G’ville News

The Charleston school district’s financial shortfall this year has put the county’s plan to revamp its bus system on hold, with district chair Cindy Bohn Coats saying that there’s no desire to increase spending while they deal with an $18 million hole in the budget. Source: P&C