by Sam Spence
Even if Century Aluminum and Santee Cooper manage to hash out a power rate agreement before the end of the year and avoid closure, many of the facility's clients have reportedly begun sending work elsewhere, meaning that the facility may only operate at 50% next year. Source: P&C
SLED chief Mark Keel on increase in shooting incidents: “People used to get in a fist-fight and now they have a gun ... They don’t de-escalate. They don’t try to talk it out. They pull a gun. And we see more and more of this type of activity." Source: The State
South Carolina pays some of the lowest gas prices in the nation, but the rest of the country may soon join S.C. in paying less than $2 per gallon of fuel. Source: AP
State public safety officials have revoked a permit for a secessionist party group's planned rally at the Statehouse next weekend. Source: The State
AP dateline Greer, SC: "Trump backers baffled by criticism of his Muslim proposal"
Beginning in January, South Carolina can begin fining the federal government $1 million per day if the Department of Energy doesn't make good on a commitment to begin processing weapons-grade plutonium stored at the MOX facility at the Savannah River Site. Source: P&C
Mayor-elect Tecklenburg takes office in less than a month as Mayor Joe Riley nears retirement at the end of his term on January 11. Source: P&C