The Agenda: Happy 2015; Haley asks to rehear school funding case; S.C. near bottom of health ranking

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Gov. Nikki Haley and state Attorney General Alan Wilson are asking the S.C. Supreme Court to rehear the 20-year old case decided late last year that would change the way schools are funded in S.C. Haley says the decision doesn't take into account recent initiatives to address the problems raised in the case. Source: P&C, The State

From litigation around the local Episcopal diocese to parking in local beach communities, P&C has 15 stories it thinks will affect the area in 2015. Source: P&C

Despite being declared legal via court order last year, challenges remain for gay marriage advocates, especially in conservative states like S.C. Source: NYT

Berkeley County Republican state Sen. Larry Grooms wants to expand the state's tax credit program for private schools after the $8 million cap for credits was met in the program's first year. Source: The State

A new study by USC shows that athletics at the school rakes in nearly $200 million for the Midlands economy and that about 1.1 million fans attended USC games over the 2013-2014 year. Source: The State

The small town of Blackville, S.C. is home to about 2,400 people and a natural spring that some believe has restorative powers. The owner of the land, according to county records, is 'Almighty God.' Source: WaPo/AP

In a ranking by WebMD of the 10 'sickest' cities and metro areas in the U.S. based on web searches, the Greenville-Spartanburg area and Columbia both make appearances. In an unrelated study of overall health of American states, S.C. ranked 42nd. Source: G'ville News, WIS-TV


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