by Sam Spence
Haley 'vets' Colbert, could name DeMint replacement today
Feeding the media machine that's frenetically speculating about her impending appointment to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, Gov. Nikki Haley playfully 'leaked,' an official vetting document showing media clips of the Charleston-born TV news satirist. UPDATE: Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey tweets this morning, "No U.S. Senate appointment news today."
Sources: Washington Post
Related: DeMint says Haley will appoint replacement today
Patriots Point ships need cash to stay afloat
Without increased cashflow, a government audit shows that Patriots Point can't afford to maintain its aging antique warship museums.
Sources: Post and Courier, Live 5 News
Market value of Experian services totals $150 million, company says
After the state shelled out $12 million for a year of Experian credit monitoring for millions of South Carolinians to protect foreign hackers who stole taxpayer records, the company says the retail market value of the services is about $150 million.
Sources: Associated Press
Related: Experian wants $10 million for second year of coverage
State probes hiring of PR, law firm in wake of hacking
State appears poised for serious flu season
The state appears to be entering into a more serious flu season than it’s seen in recent years.
Sources: Post and Courier
State gun checks up in 2012
Required federal background checks for gun purchases have more than doubled in S.C. this year over 2011 according to FBI data. Federal gun laws have remained the same over the same period.
Sources: USA Today