[image-1]

The Trump administration Department of Justice announced a “course correction” on Friday, away from “wide-ranging investigative assessments” like the one it began with the North Charleston Police Department following the incident in which Walter Scott was shot dead as he fled a traffic stop by a North Charleston police officer. The North Charleston city spokesman and economic development officer said the city was “pleased to report” that the city will maintain a relationship with the Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who the city has hosted at least twice since the 2016 election. Source: CNN, DoJ, P&C

The storm surge sent by Tropical Storm Irma could be an indicator of the kind of weather events that may become more commonplace in Charleston and across the Lowcountry. Source: P&C

An attorney aiding in the investigation into the failed VC Summer nuclear project says that he believes that utility executives never intended to disclose information contained in a report that may have indicated trouble on the now-abandoned multi-billion dollar project at least two years before the decision was made to walk away. In testimony Friday, departed SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh blamed contractors for project challenges, a claim that lawmakers dispute. Source: AP

As a result of the work stoppage on the project, unemployment in Fairfield County rose nearly 3% in August, up to 8.9% after about 5,000 people were laid off. Source: The State

$1.25 million: The amount spent by SCE&G’s parent company has spent on campaign donations for the lawmakers who would regulate the Summer project. Source: The State

Former state Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison, who unsuccessfully-ran for DNC chair after the 2016 election, seems to be waiting for the right moment, but is poised to run for elected office in S.C., possibly for Congressman Jim Clyburn’s seat if the 77-year old representative were to retire. Source: The State

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump will share the spotlight today at the United Nations, where Trump will address members for the first time since taking office. Source: Reuters


Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.