The Agenda: Gamecocks roll, Haley flies, Market St. drains

West Ashley preacher challenges IRS non-profit rules



The Agenda, published each morning, features the top Charleston-area stories you'll want to know each day.


Fast-paced Gamecocks roll past Dawgs in 35-7 rout
USC put on a show in front of more than 85,000 fans at Williams-Brice Saturday after a week of hype leading up to the #6 USC vs. #5 UGA showdown, complete with ESPN College Gameday hosting its national broadcast from the school's campus Saturday morning. The win helped USC move to #3 in the AP poll, the school's highest ranking since 1984.
Sources: ESPN, Post and Courier, WIS-TV/AP
Related:Five Points busy but tame after USC’s big win

Haley reimburses state for illegal flights
Prompted by an Associated Press inquiry, Gov. Nikki Haley reimbursed the state nearly $10,000 for money illegally spent on flights across the state for bill signing ceremonies and press conferences. Haley and several other lawmakers said they too were not aware of the provision prohibiting such expenses, which went into effect last year.
Sources: The State/AP

'Baby Veronica' case appealed to US Supreme Court
A James Island couple ordered to give up their adopted daughter by the SC Supreme Court under the Indian Child Welfare Act has appealed the ruling to the US Supreme Court, which has only heard one case having to do with the 1974 law.
Sources: Charleston City Paper, Post and Courier
Related: Broken Home: The 'Save Veronica' story

Clemson architectural building would push Charleston tradition, convention
An imaginative take on Charleston's familiar architectural nuances could soon call Meeting St. home as Clemson University proposes a modern building be built in the middle of the city's historic core.
Sources: Post and Courier

Charleston preacher challenges IRS law, endorses Romney from pulpit
At least two pastors in the Charleston area took part in Pulpit Freedom Sunday this weekend, challenging a federal law that prohibits tax-exempt non-profits from certain politically-related activities, before endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to a round of applause from his congregation.
Sources: Post and Courier
Related: Stephen Colbert sounds off on Pulpit Freedom Sunday (VIDEO)

Charleston breaks ground on Market St. drainage project
Many merchants and business owners along Charleston's Market St. are pleased that a new system to aggressively pump floodwaters out of the area, a popular tourist destination and one of the lowest elevations in the city.
Sources: WCSC-TV, Post and Courier


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