The Agenda: Lawmaker wants to scrap DSS; High cost of lottery scholarships; SC-Clemson hangover

Chad Morris headed to SMU

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Even after it became official this morning that Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris is packing his bags to head up SMU Mustangs football, Tiger fans have a lot to look forward to after they broke the 4 year drought against the Gamecocks on Saturday. Coach Dabo Swinney summed up his key players' performance succinctly: "Oh, by the way, they're all freshmen." Source: SB Nation, Greenville News

Speaking of the Tigers, on Saturday the New York Times penned an ode to Howard's Rock. Source: NYT

BMW says it's testing using Google Glass for some of its vehicle inspectors as part of a pilot program, and the cutting-edge documentation method may be coming to the company's Greer plant. Source: Rock Hill Herald/G'ville News

Charleston photographer Stacey Pearsall credits the 33-city nationwide tour over the past year as part of her Veterans Portrait Project for helping her manage her own PTSD, from her time as a combat photographer. Source: P&C

Republican State Sen. Katrina Shealy wants to scrap the state's welfare and child protection agency and go back to the drawing board to craft a strategy for how the state deals with those services. Source: The State

Lawmakers are due back in Columbia this week for their every-other-year reorganization meeting, where they'll elect officers and address other housekeeping measures before session begins in January. In an interview with the Statehouse Report, Republican House Speaker Jay Lucas, expected to be re-elected this week, described his outlook in one word: "inclusive." Source: P&C, Statehouse Report

Facing decisions on how they'll fix the state's school system under a State Supreme Court order, politicians say a fix for the state's school system could take years. Source: The State

Gov. Nikki Haley will flip the switch on the official state Christmas tree tonight in front of the Capitol. Source: The State

Even though state lottery money is designated to fund public scholarships for college education in the state, S.C. taxpayers at large have been funding an increasing percentage of Palmetto Fellowships and LIFE Scholarships in recent years as more students qualify for the scholarships. Source: The State

"The Pain of the Watermelon Joke" - Op-ed in the New York Times by Jacqueline Woodson, author of "Brown Girl Dreaming," a National Book Award-winning memoir about growing up in South Carolina.

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