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The Post and Courier has a new investigative report out today that documents hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on luxury hotels and meals at high-end Charleston restaurants by the appointed members of the MUSC Board of Trustees. Reporters Doug Pardue and Lauren Sausser may have also uncovered an off-the-books meeting that isn't documented in the group's minutes, but which cost the hospital thousands. Source: P&C
Boeing Co. says it will remain a key sponsor of the annual RBC Heritage pro golf tournament on Hilton Head through 2021. Source: AP
A conservative free speech group at Clemson announced this week that Breitbart News provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will appear on campus a few weeks before the election in an event being called 'Make Clemson Great Again.' Yiannopoulos was recently banned from Twitter for life for frequently encouraging his legions of followers to harass other users. Soruce: Greenville News
Related: Dem nominee Hillary Clinton set her sights on Donald Trump in a speech yesterday for 'peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia' to the 'radical fringe' of the Republican Party. Clinton specifically called out the faction that's come to be known as the 'alt-Right,' a group that Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon says he courted as the leader of Breitbart News. Source: NYT, Vox, CNN
After being suspended earlier this week, Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore (who we profiled in 2014) revealed yesterday on Facebook that she's recently been diagnosed with Sarcoma, a soft tissue cancer, but did not directly address her suspension or whether it was connected to her health. Moore says her doctors are 'positive' about her chances at beating it. Source: Florence Morning News
Myrtle Beach Sun News reporters contacted the owner of a property where a truck is parked near an elementary school and displays a profane message on the side. Her comment: "None of your g*dd*mn mother f*cking business."
A whole bunch of chemical used to make methamphetamine was seized coming through the Port of Charleston in two 20-foot container boxes last week. Source: P&C
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he wants a special prosecutor to be appointed to dig farther into Hillary Clinton's email scandal and make recommendations on how to handle it. The FBI and Department of Justice have both declined to press charges.
With more good jobs available elsewhere, a shortage of prison guards means more lockdowns in S.C. facilities, says the head of the state's correctional system. Source: G'ville News
After a new state mandate led to an influx in the number of S.C. high school students taking the ACT assessment, leading to a 'precipitous' drop in scores across the state. As a whole, just 14 percent of S.C. students met the test's "college readiness" standard. Source: Anderson Independent Mail, G'ville News, P&C
Gov. Nikki Haley is in North Carolina today in support of Gov. Pat McCrory, who is in a tight re-election fight stemming from the state's nullification of a Charlotte nondiscrimination law by passing a bill requiring bathroom use based on biological sex at birth. Source: AP
After saying Trump was in a 'death spiral' last week, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks the GOP candidate is doing better in the last week, saying "I like what I see." Graham says that if Trump can overcome temperament and judgement issues, he could win in November. Source: WIS, P&C
State Democratic officials are floating a name change for their annual 'Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner' which does not include the names of two slaveholding early-American presidents. Source: The State
$19 billion: The reported economic impact of the state's aerospace industry. Source: CRBR
Following FEMA recommendations, North Charleston says it may ask for a quarter-million dollars to spend in 462 'active shooter kits' for use by the city's police and fire departments which will allow for both firefighters and EMTs to enter shooting scenes along with police officers. Source: P&C