Friday, October 31, 2014

The Agenda: Kiawah debates town hall; Temps dropping; Gas prices dropping

Graham says comments at Hibernian were a joke

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Temperatures in the Lowcountry will dip into the low-40s this weekend, but in the S.C. Upstate and into North Carolina, up to 10-inches of snow is possible heading into Saturday, forecasters say. [WSPA]

Gas prices in S.C. are the lowest in the nation right now as the average price nationwide for a gallon of gas falls to $3, while S.C. and Tennessee drivers pay an average of $2.75 per gallon. [AP]

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that his remarks about "white men who are in male-only clubs" faring well during a Graham presidency, made at a closed-door dinner at the exclusive Hibernian Society in Charleston earlier this month were made as a joke. Graham's re-election opponent Democrat Brad Hutto says that the comments "let his true colors show." [AP

S.C. House legislators appear poised to dial back the power of the chamber's leader, as a Statehouse committee passed on recommendations for distributing some power now concentrated in the speaker's post. Member-led 'leadership PACs' would also be banned. [The State]

In a document distributed after the nine-member Charleston School Board overwhelmingly accepted the resignation of Superintendent Nancy McGinley on Thursday, the former leader of the 48,000-student district said that "It's time for a new admiral." [P&C, CP, Live 5]

Discussing plans to build a new municipal building on Johns Island at a public meeting yesterday, Kiawah Island leaders said that a public could not be built within the gated community because it would drive down property values. [P&C]

Across the state tonight, some registered sex offenders may be required to adhere to a curfew, check in at a designated location, or keep their porch lights off during trick-or-treating hours. [AP]

Coast Brewing co-owner Jaime Tenny stopped by the Carolina Business Review recently with North Carolina brewers Birdsong, Nantahala, and Weeping Radish Farm to talk about the growth of craft beer in the Carolinas in recent years. Tenny was instrumental in pushing for the opening-up of beer laws in S.C. [YouTube, via @CoastBrewing]


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