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Charleston County: No plans to reapply for I-526 funding

After state funding was pulled from the long-delayed I-526 extension project, Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey said last week the county has no plans “to apply for funds that are already allocated to us.”

On the Menu for June 14, 2016

Starbucks is building a location in the Nexton community near the intersection of U.S. Highway 17A and I-26, off Exit 199B in Summerville. The new location will include drive-through service. Opening is scheduled for later this year.

Haley praises $7.5B budget, vetoes study to move Confederate Relic Room

Gov. Nikki Haley

Gov. Nikki Haley said some vetoed items, including a feasibility study to relocate the Confederate Relic Room from Columbia to Charleston, represent attempts to micromanage government or to push pet projects. The General Assembly will consider her vetoes Wednesday.

BASF in Oconee County plans new automotive product

Oconee County Council has approved incentives for BASF to invest at least $30 million and up to $60 million at its plant in Seneca. A company statement said its Seneca site plans “to upgrade existing equipment to produce a new

Charleston Regional Business Journal wins bronze for design

The judges said, “For instance, after Volvo announced they would build in South Carolina, the Journal produced a 21-page section (cover pictured) with a full-page intro of photo and type, added an innovative timeline and other graphics and supplemented the text page with more photos."

The Business Journal and its affiliate publication in the Midlands were honored by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers during a trade group convention held over the weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.

Hot Properties for June 13, 2016

Jack Owens of Lee & Associates Charleston represented the seller, Hagerman Court LLC, in the sale of 10 parcels at Line and Meeting streets in downtown Charleston, known as AAA Storage, to East Line Partners LLC for $8 million.

Reuters: Obama not pursuing executive order to close Gitmo military prison

The Naval Consolidated Brig in Hanahan is one of 13 potential sites under consideration to house some prisoners if the facility in Cuba closed.

Get used to dealing with millennial workers

In just a few years, millennials — people born from 1981 to 1997 — will make up one-third of the global workforce. Human resources consultants Manpower Group recently issued a detailed report on the millennial generation.

China-based JGBR to open $7.2 million manufacturing plant in Walterboro

The 240,000-square-foot facility will create 65 jobs. JGBR makes steel balls and ball bearings for global mechanical and automotive markets. The Colleton County facility is the company’s first in South Carolina.

Legislators oppose seismic testing in Atlantic Ocean

Reps. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and James Clyburn, D-S.C., along with more than 50 other members of the House, sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday asking him not to allow seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean.