The Agenda: Emanuel survivors speak at DNC; Half-cent tax revived; Mercedes breaks ground

$500 million factory slated for North Charleston

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Former DHEC Director Catherine Templeton, who says she's considering a run for governor, 'warned' a Greenville Chamber forum yesterday that pro-union sentiment is on the rise in S.C., particularly from people new to the state. Source: Greenville News

Mercedes-Benz Vans broke ground on their new $500 million manufacturing facility in North Charleston on Wednesday. Source: P&C, The State

Charleston County Council voted to resurrect a half-cent sales tax referendum that was initially voted down last week over concerns that money would be used on I-526. The revived measure does not include the outer belt project. Source: P&C

State prosecutors are creating a task force to study whether there should be new procedures for handling officer-involved shootings and subsequent prosecution of police that could instill more public confidence in the system. Source: G'ville News

Law enforcement gun-related fatalities are way up nationwide in 2016, about 78 percent higher than this point last year. Source: The State

Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard, two of the three survivors of the Emanuel AME shooting last summer spoke before the DNC yesterday, making a public call for action on gun laws. Source: C-SPAN, P&C


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