Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Agenda: Election for Pinckney successor; A test for Ray Tanner; Star Wars trailer

Where are your Rebel friends now?

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Leaders of the state legislature will ask the State Supreme Court to throw out its order commanding lawmakers draw up a plan to fix education for poor and rural South Carolina students. Source: P&C

Despite S.C. Congressman Trey Gowdy's insistence that his select committee investigating the Bengahzi attacks remain apolitical, Thursday's scheduled testimony by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looms as a high-stakes interrogation for both candidate and committee. Source: WaPo, The State

The special election to fill the state senate seat left open by the shooting death of Rev. Clementa Pinckney in June is being held today in the rural district that covers areas of Charleston, Jasper, Beaufort, Hampton, Colleton, and Allendale Counties. Democrat Margie Bright Matthews faces Republican Al Fernandez. Source: Live 5 News

Greenville News sports columnist Mandrallius Robinson says what's been on the mind of a lot of Gamecocks fans this week, that naming a replacement for head coach Steve Spurrier is the first big challenge faced by Ray Tanner, the former two-time College Baseball World Series-winning coach-turned athletic director. Source: G'ville News

After a drama-filled court proceedings that concluded with former Berkeley schools spokeswoman Amy Kovach pleading guilty to ethical violations during a bond referendum, P&C education reporter Paul Bowers says Kovach has turned around and sued local school district and Republican Party officials for allegedly working in concert to force her out. Source: P&C

Georgia Tech researchers say that some of the dams that ended up failing during this month's storms were likely built or maintained wrong, comparing some of the failures to what happened to levees in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Source: The State

If you didn't tune in to one of the ugliest Monday Night Football games in recent memory, in which the Eagles shut out the Giants through three quarters of the game, winning despite giving up four turnovers, you may have missed the new Star Wars trailer. If that's not enough, here's a shot-for-shot analysis, because why not? Source: ESPN, The Verge

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