Monday, December 30, 2013

The Agenda: S.C. student debt rising; McConnell's deadline on CofC approaches; Renaissance Weekend

Clowney's worth to the state is invaluable, says USC AD

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM

USC's Ray Tanner on Jadeveon Clowney's value to the school and the state: I don’t know if you can put a price on it." [GoGamecocks.com]

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The clock is ticking toward Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell's self-imposed end-of-the-year deadline to decide whether he'll run for re-election or seek to head up his alma mater, the College of Charleston, where his candidacy is being championed by influential local lawmakers. [The State]

Since 2008, debt owed by students graduating from college in South Carolina has risen faster than the national average. [The State]

A half-dozen state lawmakers who may not seek re-election are sending party leaders scrambling to find replacements in some races. [The State]

The odds of having identical triplets, like one Mount Pleasant couple, are estimated to be one in 80-200 million. [P&C]

Dueling columns on "Why Lindsey Graham is good/bad for S.C." in this weekend's P&C from Henry McMaster, and tea party and GOP leaders Kevin Thomas and Dianne Belsom. See if you can guess which holds which position... [P&C]

Valerie Plame, Dr. Ruth, Stanley McChrystal, and hundreds of other leaders and luminaries will be on hand this week for the annual Renaissance Weekend gathering. [P&C]


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