Monday, September 23, 2013

The Agenda: State in economic rut?; Solar coming to Colleton; Graham sticks to game plan in re-elect

"If you elect me to the Senate, you will think Jesse Helms has rose from the dead"

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:29 AM

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The state posted the smallest job gains since the beginning of the summer last month, keeping the statewide unemployment at 8.1%, remaining a percentage point higher than it was five years ago. [GSA Biz, The State]

A new report shows that a B-52 malfunction in 1969 caused a hydrogen bomb to drop on Goldsboro, N.C., just a simple third-in-line failsafe away from nuking the eastern seaboard. [NPR]

The AP profiled Sen. Lindsey Graham over the weekend, who faces his toughest re-election campaign yet, but doesn't show any signs of changing his game plan against opposition from three challengers, including state Senator Lee Bright, "If you elect me to the Senate, you will think Jesse Helms has rose from the dead." [The State/AP]

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott did not answer inquiries from the P&C about his travel to at least 16 states since being appointed to office where he's padded his campaign bank account to the tune of more than $2.3 million. [P&C]

The Greenville News looks at the growing business of craft beer in South Carolina which has taken off across the state thanks to changes in beer and brewing laws. [USA Today/G'ville News]

The state's first large-scale solar project, spearheaded by Santee Cooper, is slated to come on line in Colleton County by year's end. [P&C]

Charleston County officials are working to reassure IOP and Sullivans Island of the stability of the county 911 system as the two towns look to move away from an IOP-operated dispatch center and onto the county's system. [P&C]

From the opinion pages: "Lack of appointments need to be addressed", citing Corey Hutchins' CP report. [Aiken Standard]


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