Quotes and numbers 

Elections, flooding, crime, DeMint, and "the wrong type of tourists"

"I'd rather have a successful lawyer as my governor than an accountant who doesn't pay her taxes."

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen on criticism by his opponent, Republican Nikki Haley, that he was supported by trial lawyers. He was also making a reference to recent reports of delinquent tax payments by her family's business, which she worked for as a bookkeeper, as well as penalties she personally accrued for filing her income taxes late. Source: The Post and Courier

$10 million

That's the amount Charleston will receive in federal grant funding to address flooding on the Crosstown. The money will go toward new curbs and gutters, as well as to a new roadbed. A permanent fix for the road is expected to cost upwards of $140 million.

"If we stand for traditional marriage, if we stand for teaching honesty and integrity to our students in school, we will have a more vibrant economy, a smaller government, and less taxes."

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) speaking at last week's Values Voters Summit. Don't worry, it doesn't make sense to God, either.

26 percent

The drop in violent crime in the City of Charleston between 2008 and 2009, according to the lastest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The city also saw a 12 percent drop in property crime.

"The wrong type of tourists."

South Battery resident Randy Pelzer, telling Charleston City Council that he was worried about the type of crowd the "inexpensive" Carnival cruises would bring to the peninsula. Source: The Post and Courier


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