Friday, September 15, 2017

The Agenda: That's a big ship; Mt. P. planning group gets political spin; Justices visit S.C.

Speak softly and carry a bunch of containers

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM

As larger ships continue to travel through the new, wider Panama Canal, the Theodore Roosevelt, the largest ship to ever call at the Port of Charleston, passed under the Ravenel Bridge on Thursday on its way to the Wando terminal. Source: @SCPorts

Mount Pleasant's move to begin its revision to its 10-year comprehensive plan is getting some political spin by local activists and candidates who say the process for crafting the long-term planning document is slated. Source: P&C

A new review of the state Department of Social Services shows that some changes are being made at the agency, which was found a few years ago to be drastically overextended and under-monitored, but that deficiencies still remain. Source: P&C

As Washington politicians continue debating the future of the American health care system, S.C. Department of Insurance Director Ray Farmer said yesterday that his focused remained "to make health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible." Source: P&C

Just one person has applied for the 12 open seats on the S.C. State University Board as it works its way back from financial troubles. The school would need at least five trustees to remain accredited. Source: P&C

Two Supreme Court justices visited South Carolina yesterday, with Justice Sonia Sotomayor visiting Clemson and Justice Samuel Alito, Jr. visiting the new USC Law School. Source: P&C, The State

Activists are pressuring Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis to resign after he was accused of sexual assault by a former subordinate. Source: Greenville News


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