The Agenda: Gay marriages could start Thurs.; 150 yrs after Sherman; SC child killings could bring death penalty

Haleys cause controversy in India

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Defense attorneys for the Midlands man accused of killing his five children are preparing for prosecutors to ask for the death penalty. The state has not executed anyone since 2011. [The State]

Same-sex couples are anticipating the freedom to get hitched this Thursday when a federal court order takes effect, but a higher court could grant a stay requested by S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson as he prepares to continue the state's fight against the law. [SHJ, P&C]

On the 150th anniversary of Sherman's march through the American South during the Civil War, that Yankee rag from New York reflects on why the Union general isn't viewed unfavorably throughout the region he slashed and burned, especially in major cities. [NYT

'The Burning of Columbia,' 1865 - WILLIAM WAUD FOR HARPER'S WEEKLY VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
  • William Waud for Harper's Weekly via Wikimedia Commons
  • 'The Burning of Columbia,' 1865

After announcing he would leave the governor's office last week, former Haley chief of staff Ted Pitts will land softly with a position as executive vice president at the Chamber of Commerce. [Columbia Biz Report]

The Haleys, on an economic trip to India this week, stirred some controversy when they were given a ceremonial sword by a Sikh clergy member after they asked for his blessings. [Times of India via The State]

S.C. Congressman Mick Mulvaney is one of two Republicans left being considered for a leadership post within the Republican Study Group. [The Hill]

The P&C passes on a media report from last week that says King Sreet Grille, which has Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on their team of investors, is planning a location in suburban Pittsburgh. [P&C, Triblive]

The Charleston area will likely benefit from an expanded deal between Boeing and carbon fiber manufacturer Toray Industries, which is already planning a $1 billion investment in the area. [WSJ

Citing climate control issues, the South Carolina Historical Society says it will move its collection from the Robert Mills-designed Fireproof building on Meeting Street to College of Charleston's Addlestone Library. [P&C]


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