City Briefs: Sanford, Boeing, Drive-Thru Drugs and more 

"I feel absolutely committed to the cause, to what God wanted me to do with my life."

Mark Sanford on his holy mission to reform South Carolina politics, minus a slight detour to Argentina. With the Lord allegedly in the governor's corner, there are now two people that don't want to see him resign. Source: The Washington Times

35 mph

That's the new speed limit for the portion of Folly Road in front of the South Windemere Shopping Center. The reduction is expected to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. And the new speeding tickets we get will likely be used to wallpaper the office.

"This is one more nail in the coffin for keeping Boeing (in Washington)."

Washington State Sen. Mike Hewitt on the retirement of Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Scott Carson, who had been a strong advocate for focusing operations in Washington. The company is seriously weighing a second manufacturing facility in Charleston. Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

Drive-thru drug deal busted

Police are investigating an alleged drug exchange in the drive-thru lane at a local fast food restaurant. The drive-thru attendant is alleged to have passed drugs and a gun to the wrong customer.

The incident happened at the McDonald's at 2050 Savannah Highway on August 29. The victim told police that he had ordered food and was waiting at the window when the attendant asked, "So, who am I supposed to give the bag to?"

Unaware of what he meant, the victim said, "It doesn't matter," and he was handed several McDonald's bags. According to the police report, after leaving the restaurant, the victim says he found that one bag had a handgun in it and another had small bags of what appeared to be marijuana.

Two women who had been in the drive-thru behind him allegedly followed him down Savannah Highway, stopped him at an intersection, and demanded the bags. The Charleston Police Department is still investigating the case. —Greg Hambrick


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