Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Agenda: Is CofC the prettiest of them all?; Allendale schools resist takeover

Charleston declared "Eclipse Central"

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:18 AM

The Agenda is our daily news round-up of stories affecting South Carolina.

College of Charleston is one of 20 schools that have popped up in Travel+Leisure magazine's "Most Beautiful College" contest. Source: T+L

A judge is expected to decide tomorrow whether S.C. solicitor David Pascoe can continue his investigation into two influential Statehouse consultants, one of whom is also a sitting lawmaker, who requested that he be removed from the case after they say a SLED raid on their office improperly broke attorney-client confidentiality. Source: P&C, The State

A CofC geology professor says that NASA has declared Charleston "Eclipse Central" as the agency announces plans to livestream video during the total solar eclipse in August, which will send a swath of S.C., including near Charleston, into darkness in the mid-afternoon. Source: P&C

Allendale County schools are reportedly resisting a state takeover of their school district as a last-ditch effort to improve student performance. Source: P&C

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formed in the aftermath of the subprime lending crisis, is trying to hold Columbia-based National Asset Advisors in contempt for resisting a judge's requests for information about the company's business collecting payments from low-income customers who've entered into rent-to-own contracts on rundown homes. Source: NYT

NYT from Nov. 2016: "Federal Watchdog Agency Steps Up Inquiry Into Home Contracts"

Yesterday: "Machinists union closes North Charleston office"- Source: CRBJ

Today: "Layoffs announced for first time at Boeing's 787 Dreamliner campus, other North Charleston operations"- Source: P&C

The White House has reportedly signed-on to a measure endorsed by the House this week that would extend tax credits for nuclear power production. Source: WSJ


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