Monday, June 26, 2017

The Agenda: Tebow promoted from Fireflies; Haley booed at NYC Pride; Nuclear plant without timeline

N. Chs. investigating officer-involved shooting

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:15 PM

click to enlarge Boy Wonder Tim Tebow has taken Columbia by storm - TWITTER.COM/COLAFIREFLIES
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  • Boy Wonder Tim Tebow has taken Columbia by storm

Earning a promotion to the St. Lucie (FL) Mets, former NFL quarterback and University of Florida star Tim has played his last game with the Columbia Fireflies, one week after the Charleston RiverDogs "expertly trolled" Tebow at his only appearance against the Charleston RiverDogs. During his time in Columbia, Tebow helped the Fireflies climb to the top of league attendance and was even named the 25th-most powerful person in the city by Free Times. Source: P&C, CP, Free Times

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, a member of the Trump administration cabinet, says she was the target of jeers as she walked near the NYC Gay Pride Parade was taking place on Sunday. "Our country is better than this," she tweeted. Source: The State

Republican opposition to the Senate GOP Obamacare repeal bill appears to be bubbling up after the secretly-negotiated bill was unveiled late last week and leaders push for a vote this week. The S.C. Hospital Association says the state will be 'significantly disadvantaged' because of provisions in the proposal. Source: NYT

As Congressman Trey Gowdy takes over the House Oversight Committee, he says he'll scale back the group's examination of Russia's involvement in last year's election, opting to let special counsel Robert Mueller continue his inquest. Source: P&C, Politico

A defamation suit against FitsNews.com blogger Will Folks could narrow the state's shield law as a former lawmaker says Folks made defamatory comments about him based on sources Folks has so far declined to disclose. Source: P&C

An analysis of a new study designed to assess partisan advantage in political districts, S.C. was one of the states where congressional districts showed a "significant Republican advantage." The fight has grown over who should draw political lines in South Carolina, where about 75 percent of S.C. House races lacked either a Republican or Democratic candidate. Source: AP, P&C, AP

The $14 billion project to expand a Midlands nuclear plant, partly paid for by S.C. rate-payers, has reportedly been moving ahead without an operational timeline. Most recently, the contractor responsible for the project has been in financial trouble as scrutiny grows over rising budgets and slipping deadlines. Source: P&C

And just today: "Santee Cooper eyes two rate hikes tied to ailing nuclear power project"

North Charleston police were reportedly involved in a shooting Sunday night and after being transport to the hospital, the victim died this morning. Source: P&C


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