The Agenda: Local texting ban?, Fire inquiry suspended, Taking stock of Sanford

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E. Bay Fire - Officials have suspended the investigation into the early Tuesday morning East Bay St. fire over safety concerns. Meanwhile the owners of James Island's Salty Waters Rawbar and Grill have offered a free meal to workers affected by the blaze.

TTYL - Whether or not the state passes a law banning text messaging while driving, Charleston County Council may pass their own. (P&C) Members will discuss a proposal at their meeting tonight, but are not expected to vote on it.

$anford - With Mark Sanford now safely on the 1st District special election ballot, the Post and Courier, The State, and the New York Times take stock of what it took for the luv-guv to mount his comeback thus far.

Representing Bobby - State House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who represents the Charleston area, has lawyered up as he faces a state investigation into allegations of using his campaign funds and his legislative office for personal gain.

Flowertown USA - In addition to the Cooper River Bridge run this weekend, Summerville will host an estimated 200,000 people at the town's annual Flowertown Festival.

Wash Up - Summerville Medical Center just wrapped up a one-year pilot program with GE Healthcare to monitor hand-washing habits using employee badges and software-connected soap dispensers.

Dreamboat - As if being stranded in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico full of human sewage wasn't enough, the Carnival Triumph broke free of its moorings in high winds Wednesday at the Port of Mobile, Alabama, setting the 900-foot ship adrift downriver where it came to rest alongside a cargo ship. The Triumph is about 50 feet longer than the Carnival Fantasy, which sails from downtown Charleston.

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