[image-1]Sullivan’s Island celebrate groundbreaking of controversial school
Charleston Superintendent Nancy McGinley noted ‘Nothing worthwhile comes easily’ as a crowd gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new, larger plan for Sullivan’s Island Elementary School, which went through several rounds of public criticism and design revisions before gaining approval last year.
Sources: Post and Courier

Legislative session starts today
With rhetoric already flying ahead of the year’s legislative session, starting today, lawmakers will settle into their Statehouse desks once again to debate a series of proposals relating to issues of cyber-security, Medicaid, education, and even a proposed constitutional convention.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, ABC News 4

College of Charleston announces it acquires ‘Wheel in Time’ author’s collection
The College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library Special Collections will soon be home to select manuscripts and personal effects of fantasy novelist and ‘Wheel in Time’ series author James Rigney, a Charleston native who passed away in 2007.
Sources: College of Charleston

Scott says he’s leaning against supporting Hagel
Taking stock of the first confirmation fight he’ll face as the state’s new senator, Tim Scott says he’s leaning against supporting President Obama’s nomination of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Department of Defense. As a senator, Hagel built a reputation as someone who’s not afraid to deviate from party talking points and agendas.
Sources: Post and Courier
Related: Obama nominates homophobe for DoD head (Haire o’ the Dog)

Goose Creek set to vote on smoking ban
A ban on smoking in public and places of employment is up for a final vote before Goose Creek City Council tonight. The city’s mayor and two other council members voted against an earlier reading of the ordinance, but the council appears ready to approve the measure, which would make Goose Creek the latest local government to ban smoking within their limits.
Sources: Post and Courier, Live 5 News

Voter ID fight cost state $3.5 million
Though the federal government will be reimbursing the state up to $90,000 for its fight for its voter ID law in federal court, the case will cost taxpayers most of the case’s $3.5 million price tag.
Sources: Live 5 News/AP, The State

NTSB will investigate Air Japan 787 fire
It’s not known yet whether a fire in an electrical compartment on an Air Japan 787 in Boston is related to the plane’s design, but the incident is another in a series of well-publicized malfunctions that led the FAA to issue an airworthiness directive last year.
Sources: Post and Courier

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