Monday, October 16, 2017

The Agenda: Trump returns to S.C., $3m in Civil War artifacts remains hidden

Charleston County asks for input on greenway planning

Posted by Dustin Waters on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:36 AM

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President Donald Trump will return to South Carolina this evening. Scheduled for an appearance at a fundraiser for longtime supporter Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump is set to speak at the $250-a-seat event in Greenville. Source: Greenville News

Although the president's high-priced appearance will be closed to the general public, at least a few groups of protesters from the Midlands and around the state are planning to converge on Greenville to make their voices heard. Source: The State

In old news that's new news, an 8,000-piece collection of Civil War memorabilia remains largely hidden in North Charleston's Hunley lab, even after state lawmakers approved spending $3 million in state funds to purchase the artifacts. Source: Post and Courier

Charleston County's Greenbelt Advisory Board is currently looking for public input to determine how best to shape local parks, biking trails, and land preservation efforts. County residents can provide input by taking a brief survey online. Source: Charleston County

In the latest chapter of the saga surrounding South Carolina's ill-fated V.C. Summer nuclear project, SCANA board members collected a combined $11 million in spite of reportedly lacking a true expertise in the ins and outs of nuclear energy. Yes, this does basically make them a group of very wealthy Homer Simpsons. Source: Post and Courier

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