Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Agenda: Trump pays back McMaster, Charleston tops list of small cities, more bad news for SCANA

Conde Nast readers show Greenville some love as well

Posted by Dustin Waters on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Crews work on the V.C. Summer plant in Fairfield County - SCE&G PHOTO
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  • Crews work on the V.C. Summer plant in Fairfield County
President Donald Trump made a fairly uneventful stop in Greenville to speak at a fundraiser for one of his earliest political supporters, Gov. Henry McMaster. Of course, it was Trump's decision to tap then-South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as U.N. ambassador that allowed McMaster to step into his current position. Now McMaster faces strong opposition from Republican opponent Catherine Templeton who recently outpaced the governor in campaign fundraising leading up to the 2018 GOP nomination for governor. Source: The State, Post and Courier

As with any eventful political shindig, Gov. McMaster capped off the evening with a visit to Chick-fil-A. Source: Twitter


For the seventh year in a row Charleston has topped the list for best small city in the United States, as voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Coming in second was the "winter hamlet" of Aspen, Colo., followed by Greenville, S.C. The point being that the people who have really strong opinions about vacations really love South Carolina. Source: Post and Courier, Conde Nast Traveler

You can check out a preview of the planned monument to Harriet Tubman set to be built in Beaufort. Funds for the $500,000 project are being raised by private sources. Source: The Beaufort Gazette

In more troubling news regarding the embattled SCANA Corp., SCANA and its subsidiaries have received a subpoena from stock market regulators as a part of an ongoing investigation into the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project. Source: Post and Courier


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