The Agenda: Will plastic bag ban be sacked?; Privatizing SC colleges; Sanford on adding women to military draft

John Few elected to State Supreme Court

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Charleston Schools officials are considering allowing Meeting Street Schools, which works in partnership with the district to run public schools, to take over operation of Burns Elementary off Dorchester Road in North Charleston. A similar arrangement has proven successful at Brentwood Elementary off Leeds Avenue. Source: P&C

A national campaign known as Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has fixed its sights on MUSC, pushing the hospital to go "Fast food free" and close the on-campus Chick-fil-A location. Source: P&C

Small government Republicans have proposed a statewide ban on local plastic bag bans. Isle of Palms passed a ban last year and activists are pushing for a similar measure in Charleston. Source: P&C

The Orangeburg Times and Democrat took a trip to see what exactly is in the state Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, the future home of the Confederate flag. Source: T&D

S.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge John Few was elected to the State Supreme Court yesterday, his third attempt at earning a place on the state's high court. He replaces former Chief Justice Jean Toal, who retired last year. Source: P&C, G'ville News

State Rep. Mike Pitts, perhaps best known for his journalist registration proposal, is now proposing that public colleges and universities be privatized. Source: Rock Hill Herald

Congressman Mark Sanford and other Republicans weigh in on talk of requiring women to be a eligible for the military draft. Source: P&C

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