The Agenda: New libraries; City panel recommends looking for new cruise site; Suit filed by SCSU students

School Board moving forward with national search

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The Charleston Planning Commission voted Monday to recommend a revised city tourism management plan to city council with the condition that city leaders consider an alternate site for the cruise terminal planned for the Union Pier area of downtown. Source: P&C

The Charleston School Board voted last night to move forward with a national search for a new superintendent, a process that is estimated to cost between $60,000 and $80,000. Source: P&C

Charleston County Council is considering sites for five new libraries all across the Charleston area, made possible by $108 million in new library money approved by voters in November. Source: P&C

Large farms that irrigate their fields using water from the Edisto River, the longest free-flowing blackwater river in the nation, endanger the waterway, which empties into the ocean near Charleston, according to a report by the group American Rivers. Source: The State, P&C

Congressman Jim Clyburn echoed sentiments leveled in a federal lawsuit filed against the state this week by present and former S.C. State University students who say lawmakers haven't budgeted enough money to the school to make it eligible to receive federal grants, while other state schools receive such money. Source: AP

In today's P&C, Jeremy Borden talks about potential 2016 presidential candidate Rick Santorum's belief in second and third chances—for his likely S.C. manager, that is, who has overcome a criminal past to become a player in S.C. Republican politics. Source: P&C

In other 2016 news: Speaking at the Citadel yesterday, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed that if elected president, he would scrap "the president's" nuclear deal that EU, the American State Department, and six other UN nations negotiated with Iran last week. Source: P&C


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