Friday, August 22, 2014

The Agenda: Solar power to SC?; Carowinds unveils 325-ft 'gigacoaster'; No county council pay raises

"Stand your ground" defenses adding new dimension to cases

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

SCE&G has issued a request for proposals to build solar farms in North Charleston and Cayce to generate 300-500 kW and 3-4 mW each, respectively. [CRBJ, AP]

"Stand your ground" defenses are adding a new dimension to the prosecution of some cases that have been relatively routine in the past. [P&C]

Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor removed a proposed councilmember pay raise from yesterday's meeting agenda, citing unnamed members' concerns that 'it wasn't the appropriate time.' Worth noting that on Tuesday, the P&C reported that the city of North Charleston had spent $37,000 to improve the sidewalk area along a property owned by Council Vice Chairman Elliott Summey; Mayor Keith Summey is Elliott's father. [P&C]

The more you know: An Anderson man will spend more than three years in prison for knowingly demolishing an asbestos-filled mill building despite repeated warnings from state health officials not to. [AP]

Carowinds unveiled plans yesterday for a brand new, 325-foot 'gigacoaster' for the stateline amusement park in Fort Mill. It will be one of the tallest and fastest coasters in the world, and it looks pretty awesome. [Charlotte Observer, YouTube]

An $321 million Upstate road project awarded to contractors this week will be the largest state roads project since the Ravenel Bridge was completed a decade ago. [G'ville News]


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