Post Tagged with: "John Tecklenburg"

An oil drilling platform off of the California coast.

NEWS: House committee to meet Tuesday on seismic testing offshore

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  A special S.C. House subcommittee will hear from the public Tuesday on whether there is a way to make surveying for offshore oil and natural gas drilling more palatable to environmentalists, tourism leaders and others in the state.

The S.C. House Agriculture Committee’s ad hoc committee on offshore drilling will host a daylong hearing. Starting at 10 a.m. Nov 28,  elected leaders from the coast — including Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling — will speak against the federal government’s move to open offshore drilling in the Atlantic. In the afternoon, Georgetown County Republican state  Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, a surveying proponent, is expected to  speak.

by · 11/24/2017 · News, News briefs
BRACK:  Let’s take a new middle road on Confederate monuments

BRACK:  Let’s take a new middle road on Confederate monuments

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |   Mention the word “Confederate” these days and you sound like you’re itching for an argument.  It shouldn’t be that way.

For months across the South, there have been calls to remove Confederate monuments or to rename buildings or streets honoring long dead Confederate soldiers.  At the same time, others have said to leave the statues and names alone.

But last month in Charlottesville, Va., everything changed.  During a white nationalist rally over the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a car plowed through a crowd, killing a 32-year woman.  Violence ensued between white nationalists and counter-protesters.  More than 30 were injured.  The governor declared a state of emergency.  A nation was stunned – and got mad.

by · 09/01/2017 · Andy Brack, Commentary
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg spoke out earlier this year about the dangers of offshore drilling.  Photo provided.

BRACK: South Carolina needs to find environmental courage

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | With so much that could be done to protect the South Carolina’s special places and put the state on a stronger, more renewable energy footing, you may sometimes wonder whether we just have too many environmental cowards.

Maybe that’s a bit harsh. But look at some recent stories that show that technology exists to transform how we power our economy from the traditional dirty oil and coal to a blend of renewables plus nuclear power with natural gas as a backup for peak usage.

Across the world, there are more than 2 million electric cars on the road. China, which is the largest electric vehicle market, has 200 million electric two-wheelers and 300,000 electric buses, according to the International Energy Agency.

by · 06/09/2017 · Andy Brack, Commentary
BRACK:  New statue of Hollings captures his spirit, leadership, energy

BRACK: New statue of Hollings captures his spirit, leadership, energy

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Sculptor Rick Weaver captured the body language of Fritz Hollings just right in a new statue unveiled Monday in Charleston as former colleagues heaped praises on the retired senator, now 95.

Three things stand out in the bronze figure – the warm, but determined, look on Hollings’ face; how his left hand is grasping a rolled-up document; and, most notably, an outstretched right hand, a familiar gesture to many of the senator’s former staffers and friends.

by · 04/21/2017 · Andy Brack, Commentary
PHOTO:  Pinckney mural unveiled

PHOTO: Pinckney mural unveiled

This colorful mural by artist Tripp Derrick Barnes was unveiled May 13 during a ceremony along St. Philip Street in downtown Charleston. It features a large image of the face of the late state Sen. and Rev. Clementa Pinckney as well as nine doves representing the nine people killed last year at Emanuel AME Church in a shooting that shocked the nation.

by · 05/20/2016 · Features, Photo
11/20 issue: Child care, Tecklenburg, Columbia’s grace

11/20 issue: Child care, Tecklenburg, Columbia’s grace

In the Nov. 20, 2015, issue of Statehouse Report:

NEWS: Reports stress importance of coordinating child services
POLITICS: Tip of the hat to a past campaign
COMMENTARY: Meet Charleston’s new mayor
MY TURN, Reba Campbell: Grace in Columbia, too
FEEDBACK: Send us your letters
SCORECARD: From Haley to Haley
NUMBER: $587,000,000
QUOTE: On the edge
S.C. ENCYCLOPEDIA: Josephine Pinckney

by · 11/20/2015 · Full Issue

BRACK: Meet Charleston’s next mayor

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Just as Charleston plays a leading role in South Carolina’s history, economy and civic life, so does its leader.

For the last 40 years, that’s been Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., a passionate, future-oriented progressive who has molded the Holy City from a somewhat sleepy footnote of history into a nationally-recognized municipal dynamo powered by its port, knowledge economy and world-ranked tourism. Meet John Tecklenburg.

by · 11/20/2015 · Andy Brack, Commentary
BRIEF: Tip of the hat to a past campaign

BRIEF: Tip of the hat to a past campaign

Former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings’ 1992 reelection campaign against former GOP Rep. Tommy Hartnett was a bruiser, with Hollings narrowly winning by a couple of percentage points.

by · 11/20/2015 · News briefs, Politics