Ever have one of those days where there's just so much going on you're not sure where to start? There's so much happening this week I'm having trouble deciding what to take the time to write about.
-- Atlantic Beach is in more trouble, after a judge found the town in contempt yesterday for failing to make payments on a settled suit tied to current councilwoman and former town manager Carolyn Cole.
-- The state's shoreline management study group is finally done with its work after two years of meetings and study and the final touches are being put on a report. Among other recommendations, the group suggests modifying the state's official policy of retreat from the beach and replacing it with an approach that balances preservation and development. Other suggestions include creating a statewide fund to pay for renourishment.
-- We've got a new DOT commissioner, who says he's worried about protecting area road projects from activist lawsuits. On the plus side, he seems to be in favor of fixing our current roads and willing to support raising the gas tax to do so (not that he gets a vote on the matter).
-- Amazon sent out its annual tax notices to South Carolinians this week, a good reminder that SC consumers continue to regularly stiff the state when it comes to paying their sales tax on Internet purchases.
-- Horry County Schools is debating attendance lines, a hot topic among parents, many of whom are very tied to what they see as their neighborhood schools and may have less than positive thoughts about the schools their children may soon be required to attend instead.
-- Angry (or maybe just feeding on fear and anger) South Carolina leaders are reviving history with new talk of nullification.
-- And local law enforcement is getting more active in the fight against sweepstakes parlors and gambling machines, even as the debate rages in the Statehouse.
Like I said, a lot going on. Thoughts on any of these?