Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Agenda: Colbert on GQ; Confederate flag banned in Chs. schools; Kimpson to file gun legislation

Haley orders increased security at National Guard centers

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Ahead of his takeover of the Late Show in Manhattan's Ed Sullivan Theater next month, Stephen Colbert gets the GQ cover treatment in, "The Late, Great Stephen Colbert." Source: GQ

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Gov. Nikki Haley has ordered armed security at all National Guard storefront recruiting centers in the state, citing the killing of service members at similar facilities last month in Tennessee. Source: AP, The State

Officials say the Savannah Nuclear Site was placed on lockdown yesterday after a bomb-sniffing dog overreacted and stopped a delivery truck coming into the area. Soruce: Reuters

Charleston State Sen. Marlon Kimpson said yesterday that he will pre-file bills in the legislature banning assault weapons, closing the three-day loophole that allowed alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to buy a gun, require state registration of guns, and require reporting of lost or stolen guns. Source: AP, The State

An insert in the 2015-2016 Student Code of Conduct for Charleston County students restricts students from wearing or displaying the Confederate flag, including on students' cars driven to school. Source: P&C

We missed it yesterday, but the P&C has the rundown on the half-dozen or so people who are having thoughts about running for State Sen. Paul Thurmond's seat, including former Democratic state Rep. Anne Peterson-Hutto, now an environmental lobbyist, who says she'd switch parties and run as a Republican if she decides to run. The seat will be wide open next year after Thurmond announced he won't run for re-election. Source: P&C

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