Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Agenda: Sticky ethics, Foodie Twitter chat, WTMA finds morning host

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Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Lawmakers vow ethics reform in coming legislative session
As House Speaker Bobby Harrell wrestles with his own ethics allegations, state lawmakers are vowing to tackle ethics reform at the start of the next legislative session. Harrell is just the latest in a line of embattled politicians beating back ethics rumors/allegations/reports/charges/indictments over the past few years.
Sources: The State, The State, Columbia Free Times, SC Nerve (Policy Center)

Travel + Leisure and CVB host #TLSponChat tweet-up
The folks at the Charleston Visitors Bureau are teaming up with Travel + Leisure magazine and some foodie heavyweights (Andrew Zimmern, Lee Brothers, Garden and Gun, etc.) to host the first ever Charleston-themed Twitter chat Thursday afternoon in an effort to cull the best the Holy City has to offer in the way of plated perfection.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Travel + Leisure

TMA with Tara kicks off in place of Morning Buzz
New morning drivetime host Tara Servatius took the mic at WTMA Wednesday in place of departed Morning Buzz host Richard Todd, which the station had been looking to replace since he left the station earlier this year. City Paper Managing Editor Chris Haire says, despite one particular incident in Servatius' recent past, he is optimistic that the new host will be what the station is looking for to replace Todd's popular show.
Source: ABC News 4
Related: New WTMA host Tara Servatius previously under fire for posting racist photo of Obama

Wadmalaw grand trees causing some concerns for drivers
Some Wadmalaw Island drivers are worried that the sea island's signature live oak-lined roads may be lined with danger as well, as the trees continue to grow up to the roadside, sometimes hampering visibility.
Sources: Live 5 News

StoryCorps making stop in Charleston
StoryCorps, the oral history project that travels the country recording interviews with ordinary people, will make a three-week stop in Charleston late this month, giving locals the chance to step into their Airstream trailer mobile recording booth to record an interview with a friend or loved one.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

Get scared: Charleston ghost tour guide
It might still feel like summer outside, but it's October, which means most of us are in the mood to be scared silly. Luckily, Charleston offers plenty of ghost tours for the undead-obsessed. Here are a few of our favorites.
Sources: Charleston City Paper

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