Monday, June 13, 2016

The Agenda: Reacting to Orlando shooting; Coastal Carolina headed to Omaha; CCSD literacy program axed

Officer fired over Confederate flag boxers says he was discriminated against

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 11:49 AM

The Post and Courier talked with Shahid Husain, president of the Central Mosque of Charleston yesterday, about the Orlando shootings committed by an ISIS sympathizer that President Obama said is an example of "homegrown extremism." Source: P&C, Washington Post

A verbal altercation between lobbyist Dwight Drake and Charleston state Rep. Peter McCoy over a proposal to limit development on Capt. Sam's Spit may have left an impression on lawmakers before they went on to adopt a more-restrictive policy on oceanfront development. Source: P&C

A Charleston County Schools literacy program is the latest casualty as the school district continues an attempt to balance its budget after "rampant budget mismanagement" led to an $18 million shortfall last year. Source: P&C

The Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers will make their first trip to the College World Series after a walk-off win over LSU yesterday. The USC Gamecocks won't travel to Omaha this year after losing to Oklahoma State. Source: Myrtle Beach Sun News

After a seemingly random murder in North Charleston over Memorial Day weekend at a West Montague Avenue hotel, Mayor Keith Summey is considering an unprecedented requirement that all new commercial buildings over 7,000-square feet to maintain a video surveillance system. Source: P&C

The former North Charleston cop fired after photos surfaced on social media of him wearing Confederate flag boxers says he was fired because he was white. Source: P&C

Local NAACP leader on the controversy: "If you want to be a police officer ...just keep your pants on."

On Thursday, the State Supreme Court will hear the dispute between Solicitor David Pascoe and Attorney General Alan Wilson, both of whom claim jurisdiction over a Statehouse ethics probe. Source: P&C

For years before the attacks at Mother Emanuel, church officials had worked on raising money to install an elevator to make their sanctuary handicap-accessible. Yesterday, the new elevator was dedicated. Source: P&C

Cover photo via @citybeautiful


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