Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Agenda: DSS director testifies; S.C. near lowest in bike-ped spending; Brewery bill faces Statehouse

USC snares top-recruited women's player

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM

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Post and Courier analysis of a new report by the Alliance for Biking and Walking shows that South Carolina ranks among the lowest in the nation in per capita bike-ped spending, but among the highest in bike-ped fatality rates. [P&C, Alliance for Biking and Walking]

A bill that would limit abortion at 20 weeks has hit a couple roadblocks in the state Senate over concerns that it may be too broad. [AP]

The nation's top recruited high school women's basketball player committed to South Carolina yesterday, opting to become a Lady Gamecock over Tennessee, UNC, and UConn. [WIS-TV]

As brewing advocates push for tweaks to state law to recruit new breweries to the area, Horry-Georgetown Tech is reportedly planning to offer a "Beer brewing, distillation, and fermentation" associate's degree beginning in the fall of 2015. [P&C, WBTW]

The Rock Hill Herald has a profile of a local 102-year old woman who stays active and continues to bowl in three bowling leagues a week. "Sometimes I have to drink a five-hour energy drink to keep up with her," one friend says. [Rock Hill Herald]

After a day of testimony in front of an oversight committee, state DSS Director Lillian Koller told senators that she would not resign amid an investigation into the agency's handling of reports of abuse and neglect involving children in the agency's care. Gov. Nikki Haley's response on Facebook sparked a bizarre back and forth between the governor and Republican state Sen. Katrina Shealy over insinuations, Haley says, Shealy made about Koller's religion. [The State, Facebook]

The long, soggy winter may delay some of your favorite fruits and veggies as spring farmers markets begin opening in the Charleston area this week. [Sun News]

Two Charleston teams, the Citadel and Charleston Southern, have upset the nationally-ranked USC Gamecocks this week, with the Citadel's 10-8 win coming Wednesday night in front of the largest crowd ever at the Joe. [P&C]

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