The Agenda: Emanuel, city to be nominated for Nobel Prize; SC Ports' big splash; No bond for Slager

Senate District 45 runoff today

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A vigil is held outside Emanuel AME Church on June 21, 2015 - JONATHAN BONCEK
  • Jonathan Boncek
  • A vigil is held outside Emanuel AME Church on June 21, 2015

A delegation from the largest township in Illinois, just south of Chicago, will announce this week that they intend to nominate Emanuel AME Church and the city of Charleston for the Nobel Peace Prize and meet with members of the Mother Emanuel family to discuss work that was done in the aftermath of the June 17 church shooting and what they can do in their own community. Source: P&C

State police have finished their investigation of the fatal July shooting of a 19-year old in Seneca during an apparent drug operation. Files remain out of public view as prosecutors now take over the case. Source: Anderson Independent-Mail

A judge ruled yesterday that former North Charleston officer Michael Slager would not be granted bail and would remain held in police custody as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Walter Scott. In the order issued Monday by Circuit Judge Clifton Newman, he said that "release of Defendant would constitute an unreasonable danger to the community." Source: P&C, AP, CP

Politico headline: "Wall Street's latest panic: Trump could win"

The polls are open today in the runoff for Senate District 45 between state Rep. Kenneth Hodges and Margie Bright Matthews, which will likely determine the successor to the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney. Source: P&C

Several McClatchy-owned papers in South Carolina are "combining forces" for a weekly shared section called Palmetto Opinion to be included with the papers, including The State, Sun News, and two Beafort-Hilton Head papers. Source: The State

Ports officials said yesterday that they remain a major factor in the state's economy, generating about $53 billion annually and that one in 11 jobs in the state are directly or indirectly linked to the ports. In the Lowcountry alone, that number comes out to a $6.3 billion impact. Source: AP, CRBJ

New Charleston County Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait unveiled a timeline of more than three dozen milestone goals in an effort to boost diversity at the county's school for gifted students, Academic Magnet yesterday. Source: P&C

Washington Post editorial: "Airbrushing Confederate history is not the answer"


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