Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Agenda: S.C. baseball teams headed for tourney; CofC bill fast-tracked; Law School on shaky financial ground

Three from Lowcountry killed during Bike Fest violence

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

After this weekend's Atlantic Beach Bike Fest saw five confirmed shootings that left three dead, some are calling for an end to the annual biker weekend, which is organized and held separately from Harley-oriented Myrtle Beach Bike Week. [Myrtle Beach Sun News, WBTW-TV]

Plans for long-term nuclear waste storage include facilities in South Carolina. [WaPo]

Today, the P&C looks at what's at stake for College of Charleston as the legislature debates a bill that would allow them to expand their graduate and doctoral offerings. [P&C]

With the SEC sending a record 10 teams to the NCAA baseball tournament, and CAA champs College of Charleston getting matched against one of them, the University of Florida in the Gainesville regional, three S.C. teams learned their draws in this year's tourney. USC will play at home as they host a regional and Clemson, who some thought might get left out, will travel to Nashville. [WaPo/AP, G'Ville, GoGamecocks.com]

From the Memorial Day Opinion pages: "Letter to a sleeping S.C. son", by Neal Dillon, father of Cpl. Matthew Dillon, USMC, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2006. [The State]

The State asks, "Is the influence of the tea party waning in S.C.?" [The State]

Republican Charleston School Board member Elizabeth Moffly is profiled by The State for her second bid to become state superintendent of education. [The State]

On Sunday, the P&C reported on news delivered during a public form last week that Charleston School of Law founders withdrew and distributed $25 million in profits from the private school amongst themselves between 2010 and 2013, leaving the school on shaky financial ground ahead of news that they were beginning the process to sell the school to private law school operating company InfiLaw. [P&C]

The Palmetto Leadership Council, a political group with ties to House Speaker Bobby Harrell, has reportedly stopped filing voluntary financial disclosure reports, but under current state law, they're not required to. The Nerve, the reporting arm of the S.C. Policy Council, who is bringing a complaint against Harrell, looks at the legal circumstances surrounding the change in the law that allows them to go without reporting. [The Nerve]

Cover photo via @CofCBaseball

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