Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, drawing huge crowds in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, will pay another visit to South Carolina this weekend, this time with Dr. Cornel West for events in Columbia at Benedict College, at Winthrop University and in Florence.
The Vice President was on Colbert last night, and had a pretty emotional dialog about politics, loss, and his potential presidential campaign. Among other things, Biden told Colbert that after the recent death of his oldest son, he isn’t sure if he has it in him for a presidential run. It’s split up in two parts over on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2. Source: The State
One last bit of 2016 news: According to a recent PPP poll, the overwhelming majority of South Carolina Republicans, 78 percent, think that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham should drop his campaign for the White House. It probably doesn’t help when you show up in the Washington Post as having “a bleak campaign message.” Source: PPP, P&C
Charleston-area home sales are up 17 percent for the year compared to 2014. Source: P&C
After suspensions were lifted for 13 fraternities over alcohol violations during rush, USC President Harris Pastides said the school needs to “look seriously at deep institutional change in the Greek rush process. Source: The State
Lisa Herring, the chief academic officer for Charleston County Schools, has reportedly been offered a buyout by the district after she was declared a finalist for the superintendent position and passed over in favor of an outside candidate. Source: P&C
Following up on news about the continued shrinking of downtown Charleston’s only public high school, today the P&C reports that the Burke High football team isn’t able to play on their home field for the rest of the season because the stadium is in such poor condition. Source: P&C
State police have reportedly issued a warrant for Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet on misconduct charges a week after an incident involving him reportedly drawing a gun and pursuing a neighbor during an apparent repossession at his house. Source: P&C