Monday, September 22, 2014

The Agenda: Gameday back in Columbia; 25 years after Hugo; Harrell replacement could tip balance

"Secret deal" in transfer of Harrell case from attorney general?

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 12:07 PM

ESPN's College Gameday heads back to Columbia this weekend for the SEC match-up between South Carolina and Missouri. [WIS-TV, ESPN]

Charleston County is looking for poll managers ahead of the November 4 general election. You'll get paid $120 for training working and get +1 civic karma point. [Chs. County]

Gov. Nikki Haley and her Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen are trading dubious claims as they make their way down the stretch of the election. [AP]

A year after the conclusion to the 'Baby Veronica' legal battle, the case still resonates with many on the Cherokee reservation where she spent her final days in Oklahoma last year before being turned back over to her adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco of James Island. [Tulsa World]

Daniel Island Rep. Jim Merrill says that the race to succeed suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell could tip the balance of power, geographically speaking, within the Statehouse if a Lowcountry pol isn't elected to replace him. [P&C]

Meanwhile, The Nerve investigative reporter dropped a bomb on Saturday (that's so far fallen on deaf ears), alleging that Harrell and Republican Attorney General Alan Wilson coordinated the transfer of the Harrell investigation from his office to the office of the local prosecutor, First District Solicitor David Pascoe, in a "secret deal." [The Nerve]

Sunday marked a quarter-century since Hurricane Hugo slammed the South Carolina coast and churned its way inland across the state. P&C has a nice spread online looking back at the destruction. [P&C]



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