Monday, August 18, 2014

The Agenda: Fmr Gamecock turns himself in over assault; Hollings endorses; Harrell out of woods?

Man stopped by cops leaps from Ravenel this morning

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 12:06 PM

  • Charleston County Sheriff's Office
  • Hutton

A former USC Football player turned himself in late Friday after surveillance footage showed him in the area of of an Upper King Street scuffle that left one man in the hospital with a cracked skull. 27-year old James Hutton, a walk-on fullback for the Gamecocks in 06-07, is facing a felony charge of second-degree assault and battery by mob. [P&C, AP]

Uber looks poised to take on state and local regulators in South Carolina as it looks to press on with expansion into the Palmetto State. [P&C]

House Speaker Bobby Harrell told a group of Republicans over the weekend that he was notified that the grand jury investigation convened by Republican state Attorney General Alan Wilson had ended and that Wilson had turned over the investigation to Democratic Solicitor David Pascoe, but it's unclear what the next step in the process will be. [G'ville News, P&C

As the immigration debate continues along the border and in Washington, some S.C. farms, one of the biggest employers of migrant workers, both legal and illegal, are wondering how new reforms will affect their labor force. [The State]

As part of a compromise to obtain a permit to fill in more than 100 acres of wetlands in the North Charleston area, Boeing Co. has bought and is passing nearly 4,000 acres of forestland to the public for preservation. [AP]

A man pulled over for a traffic stop early this morning on the Ravenel jumped from his car and leapt from the bridge. No other details are available at this point. [P&C]

Residents of North Charleston's Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood are worried that planned redevelopment of the Navy Base into a railyard could leave the neighborhood, which has fought high crime rates and the effects of child poverty. [P&C]

Longtime U.S. Sen. Ernest Hollings announced his endorsement of Charleston businessman John Tecklenburg to be the city's next mayor. Tecklenburg is a longtime Hollings supporter, his father worked for the senator and John managed Hollings' final race for U.S. Senate. [P&C]

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