Near the end of a long DHEC board meeting in Columbia yesterday, agency Director Catherine Templeton announced she was resigning her post, effective Monday. To some, Templeton, who has a home in Mount Pleasant and was formerly an employment lawyer in town, is a potential candidate to challenge Congressman Mark Sanford in the First District or a possible candidate for a judicial position. Source: P&C, AP, The State
Earlier this week, Ralph Ketner, the founder of Food Lion and father of Charleston businesswoman Linda Ketner, spoke up against Bank of America’s decision to forgive $19 million in debt held by the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte. Source: Charlotte Observer
Over the years, Plum Hill, the plantation that was Forrest Gump’s home in the film, located an hour south in Yemassee, has become a luxurious respite for the family that’s made a home on the property on the Combahee River. Source: Wall Street Journal
After racially insensitive messages were posted using the anonymous bulletin board Yik Yak, Clemson University officials are reportedly considering banning the service on campus. Source: G’ville Online
Lawmakers visited with members of the media yesterday for the annual S.C. Press Association’s legislative workshop. Today, beat writers from Charleston, Greenwood, Florence, and Aiken gave their previews of the upcoming session.
Gov. Nikki Haley has named DJJ deputy director Sylvia Murray to stand in as acting director for the agency while a search is conducted for the successor to Margaret Barber, who is retiring. Source: AP
A few local technology manufacturers are on the floor this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, one of the largest tech industry trade shows. Source: P&C
Census takers in metro areas around Savannah and Maricopa County, Arizona will be a part of a trial run by the Census Bureau to test digital tools to collect data for the 10-year census in 2020. Source: NYT/AP