- Mignon Clyburn (center)
Mignon Clyburn at FCC – Mignon Clyburn, daughter of Congressman Jim Clyburn, becomes the first woman (Politico) to chair the Federal Communications Commission this week as Julius Genachowski leaves the agency. Clyburn ascends to the interim post from her position as one of four commissioners. Elle magazine named Clyburn as one of the 20 most influential women in D.C. earlier this year.
Edisto floats – Colleton and Dorchester sheriff’s offices, state DNR, and a community group will hold a joint press conference (P&C) today to discuss how they will seek to stop litter, underage drinking, and drunk and disorderly conduct along the Edisto River as the weather warms up and weekend river floats become more commonplace.
Hurricane awareness – Especially timely after yesterday’s Oklahoma tornados, and with what NOAA is expecting to be an “above normal” hurricane season on tap beginning June 1, MUSC will host Hurricane Awareness Day tomorrow (P&C) to help residents prepare for the start of the season.
IRS investigation – State Attorney General Alan Wilson is asking groups (The State) who say they were “wrongfully targeted” for investigation by the IRS to get in touch with his office.
Meth in S.C. – A proposal in the state Senate would make pseudoephedrine, the decongestant used to make methamphetamine, available by prescription only, but other senators have pledged to do whatever’s necessary to block the measure, “Why punish everyone for this problem?” says state Sen. Kevin Bryant, a pharmacist from Anderson.
Michael Haley – Gov. Nikki Haley’s husband Michael, who serves in the state National Guard (AP), is home on leave from service in Afghanistan this week.
Sanford – U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford stood outside (P&C) a Mount Pleasant Wal-Mart Monday for what he called “neighborhood office hours.”
Water over wine – Mira Winery, which dropped four cases of Cabernet Sauvingnon to the bottom of the Charleston Harbor earlier this year, will recover the wine (P&C) today to assess the affects of ocean aging.