Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Agenda: Teck wants to add context to monuments; Black Caucus wants Heritage Act revisited; Roker Alert

Out of state students buoy USC after funding cuts

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:24 PM

click to enlarge Mayor John Tecklenburg says he wants to change some local Confederate-era monuments to add context to the figures they depict - DUSTIN WATERS
  • Dustin Waters
  • Mayor John Tecklenburg says he wants to change some local Confederate-era monuments to add context to the figures they depict

Leaders of the S.C. Legislative Black Caucus are asking for a re-examination of the state's Heritage Act, which protects monuments from being changed or removed. House Speaker Jay Lucas said he was sticking by a 2015 position of not reconsidering the law. Source: The State, Greenville News

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg says he's looking at what it would take to amend, not remove Confederate-era monuments in Charleston, expressing some optimism that the Heritage Act would not come into play. Source: P&C

Bonus Teck: Eclipse glasses demo captured for posterity by P&C's Abigail Darlington at City Hall on Wednesday.

Gov. Henry McMaster's top aide Trey Walker and USC President Harris Pastides reportedly testified for a state grand jury on Wednesday as a wide-ranging Statehouse corruption investigation continues. The governor's office said Walker was not asked about McMaster. Source: The State, P&C

As students return college campuses across the state, USC says about half of its 5,800 student incoming class will come from out of state, and pay out-of-state tuition, to make up for state funding cuts over the last decade. Source: SC Radio Network

WEATHER ALERT: Al Roker said yesterday on TODAY that he may not head to Charleston on Monday to cover the eclipse if it looks like the weather will block out the blocked-out sun. Source: P&C


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