The Agenda: Richland deputy fired; CSOL names prez; Graham gets laughs, Google searches

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After state email accounts turned up in a database of account information reportedly taken from the Ashley Madison matchmaking site, thirty-six S.C. agencies are reportedly investigating "potential misuse of state assets." Source: The Nerve

The annual Silent Witness Domestic Violence ceremony takes place today in Columbia, a somber remembrance of those in South Carolina killed by domestic violence. Source: AP

The Richland County sheriff's deputy caught on video violently throwing a high school student out of her desk when she reportedly didn't obey his requests has been fired. Source: NYT

He's still languishing near the bottom of every national poll, but if Google search trends are any indication of success, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham posted the most impressive showing during yesterday's B-Team debate on CNBC. Source: RCP, Politico

Graham may not like being relegated to the lower-tier debate ("It sucks," he says), but it doesn't look like he's letting it get to him too much from the looks of Dave Wiegel's report from Boulder Tuesday night, where Graham tended bar for CNN's "Politics on Tap" happy hour. He also played a CNN-friendly version of Fuck-Marry-Kill. Source: WaPo

Longtime Democratic state Rep. Walt McLeod of Newberry County will retire from the Statehouse after 20 years. Source: SC Radio

Northern Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly, apparently a BIG Harry Potter fan, said if he was on the Benghazi select committee, he would have referred to its chairman, Upstate Congressman Trey Gowdy, as "the honorable gentleman from the house of Slytherin." Source: Buzzfeed

Charleston School of Law has named trial attorney Ed Bell as its new president. Bell, who also bought an ownership stake in the school, said that after months of trying to attract interest from InfiLaw management group, the financially troubled law school will become a non-profit institution. On InfiLaw's future at CSOL: "They’re out. They’re not part of this school, and I can’t imagine they will be a part of it at all." Source: P&C, CRBJ

The high tides this week has reportedly washed away much of the sand installed on Folly Beach as part of the most-recent $30 million renourishment project. Source: P&C

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