by Sam Spence
Scott named as DeMint's Senate replacement
Most of the South Carolina Congressional delegation was on hand Monday as Gov. Nikki Haley introduced Senator-elect Tim Scott, the freshman congressman and former Charleston County councilman who will take over the position that will be vacated by Sen. Jim DeMint when he retires from the Senate in January to take over leading th conservative Heritage Foundation think tank.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Post and Courier, Politico, Roll Call
Related: Haley says Scott is not a 'minority' appointee (Politico)
Tim Scott and the changing face of the GOP (Wash. Post)
Crowded field promised for SC-1 race
From "Teddy" Turner (son of the 'stache) to both Mark and Jenny Sanford, the names being whispered (or spoken at an intentionally audible tone) as potential candidates to replace Tim Scott in his 1st Congressional District seat which represents much of the S.C. coast from Georgetown to Beaufort are many, and the horse race is just getting started.
Sources: Roll Call, The State, Summerville Patch, Washington Post, Politico, Post and Courier/AP
Related: Reaction to Scott's appointment to U.S. Senate (The State)
Brian Hicks: "Scott has already made history" (P&C)
A look inside Lata and Nemirow's The Ordinary
Saturday afternoon, the City Paper got an early look inside The Ordinary, the highly-anticipated 'fancy seafood' joint opening Wednesday in a former bank building on Upper King St. Check out our preview of what to expect at Mike Lata and Adam Nemirow's second restaurant after the critically-acclaimed F.I.G.
Sources: Charleston City Paper
Rucker sounds off on Charleston roots
With a new album set to release in late January, Darius Rucker talks with Southern Living about why he loves Charleston.
Holtz delivers USC commencement
Former South Carolina head football coach Lou Holtz spoke to winter graduates at USC Monday, and spoke to the school's improved facilities since he left the school in 2004, calling the changes "a miracle."
Sources: The State, WLTX-TV
Santee Cooper to close coal-fired plants
Santee Cooper announced the permanent retirement of its coal-fired power-generating units Conway and Moncks Corner.
Sources: Columbia Business Report