The Agenda: Conroy to be laid to rest; SPA building SC's largest solar project; Tinkler to run for county treasurer

Tent city may take longer to clear than initially planned

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Shannon Faulkner, the first female cadet to enroll at the Citadel says late Lowcountry writer Pat Conroy, who died Friday at his home, served as a mentor to her even after she left the Charleston military school. Conroy will be laid to rest today after a service in Lady's Island. Source: WYFF

Charleston City Council will vote on a resolution this week to support a bill filed by state Sen. Marlon Kimpson that would allow the Citadel to remove the Confederate flag still hanging in Summerall Chapel. Source: Live 5

The Beach Company says it is moving forward with plans to renovate the existing Sergeant Jasper building and construct two additional commercial buildings nearby. Source: P&C

The City of Charleston says it may take longer than initially planned to find new housing for homeless tent city residents living for months under the interstate overpasses off Meeting Street downtown. The city had initially hoped to find housing for all residents by April. Source: P&C

Charleston schools officials are reportedly examining inconsistent district disciplinary standards that can disproportionately affect black students. Source: P&C

The State Ports Authority says it will lease rooftop space to install solar panels that could generate 3.7-megawatts of electricity, the largest solar array in the state. Source: CRBJ

S.C. farmers are hoping that state flood recovery aid can get to them in time to plant new crops this season, but with commodity prices dropping and wet weather continuing, many could fare worse this year than last year. Source: The State

State Supreme Court Justice Don Beatty will be the sole candidate eligible to be elevated to chief justice when the state legislature votes later this year. Beatty, who was recently also nominated to the federal bench, would be the second black chief justice since Reconstruction. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Beatty would leave the state Court. Source: AP

State Rep. Mary Tinkler announced yesterday that she won't seek re-election to the state House and will instead run for county treasurer. She was elected last year after Bobby Harrell was forced to resign and withdraw from the race as part of a plea bargain. Source: P&C

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