Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Agenda: Capobiancos react to shared custody offer; Mace apologizes for "Nancy boy" tweet; CofC, CSOL merger rumors

DHEC's Templeton to answer for TB outbreak at hearing

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 9:08 AM

On the cover this week: A Johns Island skatepark stands in for a stalled Charleston County project - JONATHAN BONCEK
  • Jonathan Boncek
  • On the cover this week: A Johns Island skatepark stands in for a stalled Charleston County project

After Baby Veronica's Oklahoma stepmother told a Tulsa newspaper that Charleston couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco turned down a shared custody agreement last month that would require the couple to move to Oklahoma and see Veronica during the summertime and holidays, Melanie Capobianco reacted to the P&C, saying it seemed like "they offered this as if they've been thoughtful and considerate to us all along," lamenting months of unsuccessful attempts to get in touch with her father, Dusten Brown. [Tulsa World, P&C]

Lindsey Graham challenger Nancy Mace apologized yesterday for what she called an error by her staff that caused a tweet calling Graham "Nancy boy" to be reposted by her personal-turned-campaign Twitter account. [State]

Spartanburg State Senator Lee Bright is also putting the finishing touches on a pre-announcement campaign, asking supporters to sign up ahead of his official announcement video. [Politico]

State DHEC Director Catherine Templeton will answer questions from state senators today regarding a tuberculosis outbreak in Greenwood County that infected more than 50 children in the town of Ninety Six earlier this summer. Managing Editor Chris Haire has some ideas about a solution. [State, CP]

As controversy continues to swirl around the deal between Charleston School of Law and InfiLaw, discussion about the College of Charleston taking over the law school seem to be gaining traction with members of CofC's Board of Trustees. [P&C]

Yesterday, the State Infrastructure Bank took a look at early plans to widen I-526 to six lanes and improving the congested interchange with I-26. [P&C]

Photo from Paul Bowers' cover story this week about the Bieringville Bowl, a backyard skatepark on Johns Island and local skaters' ongoing efforts to have a large public skatepark built.

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