Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Agenda: City council ballot set; Santee Cooper suitors not "viable"; Vox on Haley's prez chances

Shipwatch Square to get wholesale restaurant superstore

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:57 AM

click to enlarge The state floated the sale of Santee Cooper, the public utility it owns, in the aftermath of the decision to walk away from the VC Summer project - FLICKR USER STEVENSNODGRASS
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  • The state floated the sale of Santee Cooper, the public utility it owns, in the aftermath of the decision to walk away from the VC Summer project

Last night, President Donald Trump laid out his intent to continue fighting the long war in Afghanistan with new goals, reversing course on a long-held position that the U.S. should withdraw from the region. Source: NYT

After years of trying to recruit business to the vacant field across from the vacant Navy hospital in North Charleston, a corporate restaurant superstore only open to restaurant owners will open on the site. The city continues to search for a grocery store for the property as well. Source: CRBJ

The ballot for November's Charleston City Council even-numbered district elections is set, with just Councilmen Mike Seekings and Robert Mitchell going unchallenged. Source: P&C

Joe Cunningham, a Democratic candidate vying to unseat Congressman Mark Sanford, recorded an ad during yesterday's eclipse period of totality he's calling "Darkness". Source: YouTube

Vox headline: "Nikki Haley's path to the presidency runs right past Trump"

The CEO of state-owned Santee Cooper says that two companies that initially as possible companies to acquire the utility are not "viable" because they're undertake the multi-billion VC Summer project. Source: P&C


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