Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Agenda: Tourism impact on S.C. worth $22.6 billion; DOJ lawsuit alleges kickbacks at Savannah River Site

Bond set at $100,000 for man who stole Charleston Fire SUV

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:06 AM

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S.C. tourism grew by leaps and bounds — specifically, by $1.4 billion from 2016 to 2017. The state's tourism director, Duane Parrish, announced Monday that tourism's total economic impact in S.C. was $22.6 billion. Source: P&C

Federal contractors working on a Savannah River Site project are named in a federal lawsuit for handing out work at the nuclear storage facility for: tickets to Alabama football tickets, Masters golf tournament passes, and NASCAR races; Yeti coolers, hunting rifles, and cellphones. The unfinished MOX facility aimed to turn plutonium from nuclear weapons into commercial fuel for power plants. Source: P&C

Chris Singleton, motivational speaker, Charleston Southern baseball star, and son of Emanuel AME church shooting victim Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, will marry his fiancé, Mariana De Andrade, live on Lifetime on Tuesday night. Source: WIS

After stealing a Charleston Fire Department SUV and leading police on a low-speed chase on Sunday morning, David Lee Lathan's bond was set at $100,000. Source: Live 5 News

In a final guest lecture with a CofC class before he passed away over the weekend, political consultant Pat Caddell, apologized for the state of American politics. Caddell, a S.C. native, rose to prominence in national politics as he advised Jimmy Carter before he abandoned the Democratic party in recent years, spending his retirement in the Charleston area. Caddell died on Saturday after suffering a stroke. Source: P&C

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