Friday, June 6, 2014

The Agenda: D-Day at 70 years; Legislative session wraps up; Carolina Ale House to Calhoun St.

McConnell puts off resignation

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM

The P&C's Ryan Wood has an interesting profile of the state of USC's Athletic Department, including the impressive figure of $90 million in record revenue last year, just enough to cover more than $89 million in expenses during the 2012-2013 school year. [P&C]

A group of S.C. veterans are visiting Normandy this week in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France on June 6, 1944. On Thursday, the Citadel's most decorated WWII soldier, a veteran of the Pacific theater, died at the age of 94. [The State]

As the Statehouse wrapped up regular session Thursday, state senators ran out of time Thursday afternoon to get a vote on ethics reform, taking action instead to hold over the legislation until lawmakers return later this month to consider proposals left unheard. [The State]

After the passage of the so-called "Stone Bill," representatives from Stone Brewing Co. say they are planning on making a visit to S.C. in the near future as it scouts locations for its new East Coast distribution hub. [G'ville News]

State politicians continue a game a musical chairs as Lieutenant Gov. Glenn McConnell says he won't leave his post as the state's no. 2 until a successor is determined, but one conservative Democratic senator could wind up becoming the first Dem to hold the office in nearly 20 years. [The State]

Carolina Ale House, the mega sports bar that's popular in Columbia, is setting up shop in the old Millennium Music building at King and Calhoun St., according to a P&C report. [P&C]

Charleston real estate firm Greystar, the nation's largest apartment manager, announced Thursday that it has bought its largest competitor, Riverstone Residential Group. [P&C]

The mayors of North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Summerville, along with Charleston city planner Tim Keane, met Thursday on a forum to discuss growth in the area. Keane: "A concentration of any single use on King Street or East Bay or Market is a negative thing. We have demand for other retail on Upper King Street, and it’s kind of being suffocated." [CRBJ]

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley reports that he had a good discussion with former President Bill Clinton in New York on Thursday as he continues to raise money for the proposed $75 million International African American Museum. [P&C]

Statehouse photo by Richard Boltin.

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