The Agenda: Rains on the way; CARTA rolls out wi-fi; Dorchester coroner suspended

Coming to King Street: Volvo

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The one and only Jim Cantore is in town this weekend reporting on torrential rains that are forecasted to descend on the Palmetto State. Remember when he was here in 2014? Source: The State

A majority of South Carolinians polled by Winthrop last month say that the state legislature should have to sign off on changing the names of historic landmarks. Source: The State

According to The State, S.C. economic development officials made their pitch to Volvo promising King Street retail space, prominent airport advertising, a tennis tournament sponsorship, office space, and more. Source: The State

CARTA rolled out free wi-fi on a number of its main line and long-haul commuter bus lines yesterday. Source: CRBJ

Former House Speaker Bobby Harrell says he won't remit payment in response to what the House Ethics Committee deemed was improper payment Harrell issued to his attorneys from his campaign fund after pleading guilty to state ethics violations. Harrell: “We’re looking at it and determining how we should proceed ... I expect to make a decision in the next few weeks.” Source: The State

Gov. Nikki Haley has suspended longtime Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet after he was indicted on misconduct charges stemming from a racially-charged confrontation with a neighbor during which he was armed with a handgun. Source: P&C

Documented on video by police body cameras, Nisbet is heard discussing a previous case that was ruled as a "suicide by cop" because, in his words, "if you pull a gun out on my I'm going to shoot your ass." Dashcam video of that incident, released this week, shows the conclusion of a police chase in which an armed man fleeing was shot and killed by deputies. Source: ABC News 4, P&C

Federal prosecutors are reportedly still undecided whether they'll seek the death penalty in the case of the Emanuel shooting, but a federal judge wants a decision soon. Source: P&C, The State

On the cover of Politico Magazine this week: How South Carolina textile magnate Roger Milliken "turned the Party of Lincoln into the Party of Trump"

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham could get bumped out of the next Republican presidential debate as his poll numbers continue to languish. Source: NPR

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