Friday, April 18, 2014

The Agenda: Looks like rain; Senator waiting for call from Haley; Cigar Factory sold

VA soda stealer has ticket dropped

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The P&C is invoking the downtown flooding of 2013 in its forecast for this weekend, as strong winds and driving rains make their way toward Charleston. [P&C]

The Citadel announced yesterday that the Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, will give the graduation speech at the military college in May. [P&C]

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Gov. Nikki Haley's social media spat with state Sen. Katrina Shealy got picked up nationally yesterday, making it to a screenshot-backed Buzzfeed post, "S.C. State Senator Brought 'Atheism' rumor to governor." Shealy said she's waiting by the phone for a call from Haley about the dust-up. [Buzzfeed, The State]

College of Charleston's booking of "Fun Home" next week at Memminger Auditorium downtown got it a little ink in the New York Times' ArtsBeat blog. [NYT]

State Sen. Lee Bright, running to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, is one of a handful of Republicans nationwide who have given away firearms as a campaign stunt. Bright has given away two AR-15 assault rifles. [NYT]

The long-vacant landmark Cigar Factory building sold yesterday for $24.18 million. [P&C]

An orange Clemson Tiger paw appeared yesterday on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium. [The State]

The man who was popped to the tune of $525 for reportedly refilling a soda without paying for it at the Charleston VA hospital will supposedly now get off with a stern warning from federal officials after they reevaluated the punishment. For their part, federal officials will walk away with a stern warning from P&C columnis Brian Hicks. [P&C]

The dismissal of the Latta police chief has made ripples online this week after questions over whether openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired because of her sexual orientation. [ThinkProgress, WBTW]

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