The Agenda: Citadel looking at racist yearbook images; S.C. still one of the worst for violence against women

Expect to wait six weeks for your state tax return

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The Citadel will be reviewing its old yearbooks for "racially offensive" images and inserting informational pages that the racist content does not represent the school's values after a handful of images were sent to the National Action Network last week. Source: P&C, ABC

S.C. is still one of the worst places in the country in terms of violence against women, according to the state Domestic Violence Advisory Committee. The report said that it ranks near the bottom due to the state's weak protection for domestic violence victims, number of women murdered by men, and the domestic-violence homicide rate, which is 1.5 times the national average. Source: AP

According to the director of the S.C. Department of Revenue, Hartley Powell, expect to wait six weeks for your state tax return. Part of the delay is due to combating tax return fraud. Source: Aiken Standard

While the City of Charleston aims to manage flooding, project costs continue to rise. The Crosstown drainage project experienced a price hike of $43 million dollars due in part to additional engineering costs, steel tariffs, and additional construction demands. A city engineer who would have been looking after the project and its cost, resigned in November 2018. Source: P&C



At 4 a.m. on Monday, a fire started at an exotic bird breeding facility in Awendaw with 200-400 exotic birds inside. Most of the birds survived and are in good condition. Source: AP

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