Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Agenda: Myrtle elects first female mayor; Thousands hitting the road; Pols scramble to address nuclear flop

Bethune unseats three-term incumbent in Myrtle Beach

Posted by Sam Spence on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 12:01 PM

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Myrtle Beach elected its first female mayor yesterday, with 67 percent of voters choosing Brenda Bethune over the city's three-term incumbent. Myrtle Beach also has a female police chief. Source: P&C

700,000: The number of people who will hit the road this week in the Carolinas for Thanksgiving, according to AAA Carolinas. Source: WCSC

The mother of a teenager who died at a state juvenile justice camp has filed a wrongful death suit, alleging negligence by the private contractor who runs it. Source: P&C

As lawmakers scramble to pass bills to halt customer payments in response to the collapse of the VC Summer nuclear plant, Fairfield County, where the plant is located and where nearly 6,000 people lost jobs, is suing SCANA. Source: P&C

Columbia Free Times editor Eva Moore has a comprehensive account of the current state of the push to rethink Confederate monuments that appear in communities across the state. Source: Free Times

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey quoted in NYT story: "How Trump’s Hands-Off Approach to Policing Is Frustrating Some Chiefs"


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