The Agenda: Chs. freezes on "Gathering Place" zoning; Berkeley's hard line on refugees; Slager sues police group

Viers appealing prison sentence

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A development on James Island set off a fight over Gathering Place zoning - CITY OF CHARLESTON
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  • A development on James Island set off a fight over Gathering Place zoning

After continued objections to development on James Island, Charleston City Council voted on Tuesday night to place a moratorium on new high-density, mixed-use projects that fall under the city's "Gathering Place" zoning specification. Source: P&C

Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager has filed a suit against the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, saying that the group did not provide the legal representation to which he was entitled for paying the group each month. Source: AP, P&C

Republican candidates for president U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore were all in South Carolina for Veterans Day yesterday. Source: SC Radio

Former state Rep. Thad Viers (R-Horry) is appealing his 37-month prison sentence for federal money laundering charges. Source: Sun News

A little more revenue in state coffers in the coming year could set up a fight over whether a gas tax increase is needed to bankroll improvements to state roadways. Source: P&C

Berkeley County, South Carolina adopted a resolution rejecting refugees sent to the county under the federal Refugee Resettlement Program, which could mean foreigners fleeing persecution abroad are left to live among us. Berkeley Councilman Tommy Newell, "I can’t take the chance on my 8-year-old being attacked at school." Not surprisingly, some aren't so happy with the plan. Source: P&C

The nonprofit group Palmetto Palace announced on Tuesday that it is collecting donations to build a mobile hospital unit to serve the Lowcountry in an effort to fulfil the vision of slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Source: P&C

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