Even if South Carolina finds a willing suitor for Santee Cooper, the state-owned electric utility that found itself tied up in a doomed nuclear power project, it will likely be difficult to complete the sale of the New Deal-era utility, one expert says. Source: The State, P&C
The other party in the VC Summer project, SCE&G, is the subject of a potential class-action lawsuit that alleges negligence by the company as it collected more than $1 billion in ratepayer money for the failed project. Source: P&C
After protests by white supremacists in Charlottesville turned deadly for anti-racist counter-protesters on Saturday, demonstrations sprung up across the country, including in S.C. cities like Greenville, Spartanburg, Charleston, Columbia, and Folly Beach. Source: WaPo, G’ville News, Spartanburg Herald Journal, P&C, The State
The steel workers union in Georgetown have reportedly reached an agreement in principle with the British company vying to purchase and restart the shuttered steel mill. Source: Georgetown Times
P&C editorial on an unbuilt new library promised for North Charleston: “…there’s no clear plan forward for a new Cooper River Memorial branch, though County Council did find time recently to rename the library for North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.”
P&C headline: “‘Trench warfare’: Sen. John McCain’s fond but complicated relationship with South Carolina”
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