Friday, October 17, 2014

The Agenda: MUSC says it'll take Ebola patients; Cottageville at a crossroads; State House debates reform

$97 million verdict could cripple town

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM

MUSC and DHEC staffers laid out their plans for Ebola preparedness yesterday, saying they're ready to take in Ebola patients if necessary. Meanwhile, pilots of Charleston-based C-17s flying in West Africa are confident that they're safe, but remain cautious. [CRBJ, P&C]

A state House restructuring committee heard proposals yesterday that would limit the speaker's terms, cut out leadership PACs, and more closely regulate the use of campaign funds. [The State]

South Carolina is one of 16 states fighting expanded federal regulations of wetlands that Attorney General Alan Wilson says are too onerous to landowners. [The State]

One Charleston Fire Department captain has been disciplined by the local chief after four firefighters appeared in a campaign ad for Thomas Ravenel's campaign for U.S. Senate. [P&C]

The Elan Midtown complex at the corner of Spring and Meeting St. has sold for $64 million, believed to be the largest per-unit price ever for any multifamily property property. [P&C]

A new Digital Corridor wages report shows that local businesses in the tech cluster paid an average salary of $70,084, down slightly from last year but still well above local and state averages. [CRBJ]

Several ongoing waterfront projects along the Ashley and Cooper Rivers and more to come are changing the city's skyline as development continues to quicken in the area. [Live 5]

The communications director for Berkeley County schools could be on the hook for more than $100,000 already spent by the district in her legal defense against ethics and fraud allegations. [P&C]

The town of Cottageville is at a crossroads as it works through a blockbuster $97 million judgement handed down this week against the town in a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a man, the town's former mayor, who was shot and killed by a local cop. [P&C]


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