Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Agenda: Stinney hearing today; CofC will name prez in March; Flood insurance relief on the way?

Where's the reality in S.C. reality shows?

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Stinney's 1944 mugshot - FILE PHOTO
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  • Stinney's 1944 mugshot

A hearing will be held today to decide whether to hold a new trial in the case of 14-year old George Stinney, who was executed by the state in 1944 on murder charges, arguing that evidence of his guilt was insufficient. Read CP staff writer Corey Hutchins' story of his trip to Alcolu, S.C. to learn more about the case. Will Moredock also wrote a column about the case in December. [AP, PublicIntegrity.org, CP]

Wither "Famously Hot"? Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin expected to push "city of ideas" slogan in State of the City address this week. [The State]

The Charleston Naval Shipyard Museum will move from its longtime location on the Yorktown to the City of North Charleston. [CRBJ]

Two Moultrie Middle School eighth-graders traveled to D.C. last week for a sit-down with Congressman John Lewis, a prominent civil rights figure from Georgia who marched in Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr. [P&C]

This week we reported that College of Charleston is whittling down a list of more than 100 applicants from all over the country, including, presumably, Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell. Talking with the Charleston Regional Business Journal, CofC board chairman Greg Padgett says the school will likely name its next president in March. [CRBJ]

McConnell's candidacy for the position at CofC riled some at a MLK rally in Columbia on Monday, prompting one North Charleston reverend to ask, "have we lost our minds?" [The State]

Federal legislation awaiting President Obama's signature could delay flood insurance hikes for around nine months. [CRBJ]

Are South Carolina-based reality shows really based in any version of South Carolina reality? [The State]

Conservatives gathered Monday for their annual South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention on Monday in Myrtle Beach. [Florence Morning News]

Aynor Republican state Rep. Liston Barfield says he'll retire after his current term. [SC Radio]


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