Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Agenda: Haley evacuated from South Sudan, feds offer flooding buyout for West Ashley residents

Coastal Carolina Fair opens today

Posted by Dustin Waters on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 10:59 AM

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United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley's first tour of Africa was cut short Wednesday as the former South Carolina governor was forced to evacuate from a U.N. camp in South Sudan due to protests of acting President Salva Kiir. Source: Post and Courier

The city of Charleston will receive more than $10 million in hazard mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. That money will go toward the purchase of almost 50 West Ashley properties plagued by severe floods. The applications for the funding requests were filed by the city September 2016. Source: Post and Courier

Clemson University's student government vice president faces an impeachment hearing following a vote by the student senate to remove the young man from office. The embattled student V.P. recently joined other students in protesting police brutality by sitting through the pledge of allegiance at a recent student government meeting, although those calling for his removal deny this is what motivated the call for impeachment. Source: AP/New York Times

The Coastal Carolina Fair opens today, which means one thing — fair food. So head on up to Ladson and gorge yourself on whatever delicious nonsense they have cooking. Source: Charleston Scene/Post and Courier

Breitbart executive and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will serve as the special guest at The Citadel Republican Society's annual Patriot Dinner on Nov. 10, drawing harsh condemnation from local Democratic reps. "We are disappointed that the Republican Society has invited Steve Bannon to come speak at the Citadel. Bannon is an unabashed white nationalist and racist and he is not welcome in Charleston. The Republican Society should be ashamed for bringing this racist bigot to the Holy City," said Brady Quirk-Garvan, chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party. Source: Post and Courier, CCDP

BBC's locally filmed episode of Global Questions is now available online to watch in its entirety. For the episode, a panel of experts gathered to focus on the topic “Trump’s America: A Nation Divided?" For more details on the episode, check out Holy City Sinner's write-up and stream the episode below. Source: Holy City Sinner/BBC




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