The Agenda: Harrell arraigned; Greenberg laid to rest; SCE&G raising rates again

Haley meets with Indian prime minister

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Suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell was arraigned on criminal charges that he misused campaign funds and knowingly filed false campaign finance reports this morning, issued a $18,000 bond, and ordered not to leave the state without permission ahead of his trial. [The State, P&C]

Longtime Charleston Police Chief Reuben Greenberg was laid to rest Sunday at Synagogue Emanu-El in West Ashley. [P&C]

SCE&G will once again raise its electrical rates by 2.82% to bankroll the expansion of the VC Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County, one of the only active nuclear projects in the nation. Since 2009, SCE&G rates have climbed 24.3%, says the Business Report. [CRBJ]

A federal suit filed by a South Carolina couple alleges that state DSS placed their 13-year old daughter with a male neighbor who was not a licensed foster parent and who repeatedly raped her and "did not make any effort" to find a licensed foster parent instead. [AP]

Gov. Nikki Haley, whose family is Indian-America, met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and attended a talk he gave at Madison Square Garden in NYC. [The State]

Real story on the front page of the Post and Courier this morning: "Where some see 'smart growth,' others see U.N. plot" [P&C]

S.C. civil rights activists are pushing for the state to be more open with data surrounding officer-involved shootings. [The State]

The NY Times stopped by the USC Cockabooses outside Williams-Brice Stadium this weekend, "What else to do but chug?" [NYT]

The state dropped a few dozen more retired military vehicles into the Atlantic Ocean recently, adding to the artificial reefs created by earlier vehicles discarded off the S.C. coastline. [Army Times]

Cover photo by @timdominickSC

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